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Little Miss Momma: I'm a Bit of a Softy...and my necklace will tell you the story {and a discount}

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm a Bit of a Softy...and my necklace will tell you the story {and a discount}

Once you get to know me,
you'll find out really quickly that I'm a huge sap.

Like I'm really into sentimental stuff.
Love letters, scrap books, family heirlooms.
You get the idea.

So when Amanda Lynne Designs contacted me
and said she wanted to design me my very own
b + a necklace
inspired by a tree carving,
I was giddy.

Almost grade school giddy.
A time when kiddos were so innocent,
that carving your initials next to those of your sweetie
was a declaration of true love.
The good ole days.

And then, my glorious and whimsical necklace arrived
and I got to thinking even more.
About the days when my hubby and I started dating.

About the flutters that started in my tummy,
went up my chest,
until they nearly exploded in my smile
every time he looked at me.

About our first date,
when he took me to a bookstore
and asked me to pick out three books
that would tell him everything he needed to know about me.

About the entire year we spent dating long distance,
and how a piece of my heart nearly died every day that we were apart.

About the day I answered his phone call from Wyoming
and he told me he found a job in California
and he was moving here
to be with me


I still blush when I think about those days.
And while I love my hubby more today
than ever before,
I sometimes get sad that we'll never
be back there again.

Back to the nervous excitement you feel
when your eyes meet or when your hands touch.

And for me,
this necklace reminds me of that time.
The good ole days.

Because today we have different reminders
of our evolved true love.
And he has he Momma's eyes
and his Daddy's smile.

But every now and then
it's nice to look back and remember when...

So thank you Amanda Lynne Designs,
for my sentimental reminder.

What do YOU miss about the good ole days?
Tell me. Tell me!

Some of you noticed that I was wearing my new necklace in the

Amanda Lynne Designs has a bunch of other designs that will make you feel giddy!  AND they are perfect for Valentines Day:

And don't you think that all of us Bloggy BFF's
need this matching bracelet?!

Uh, yes we do!

So let's go shopping, shall we!

Because Amandam Lynne Designs is giving us a discount!!!!!
15 % OFF
code: littlemissmomma
{just type in the coupon code at checkout}

Visit Amanda Lynne Designs and start "hearting" all her little pretties, because you will heart them, trust me!


And be sure to stop by Free Pretty Things for You,
where I am guest posting a super easy valentines day project:

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At January 13, 2011 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Justine said...

a tree carving? This is sweet! I always wanted to carve my name in a tree. This is a summer must activity. That necklace is a MUST have!

Just Better Together is having a $25 gift certificate giveaway!

At January 13, 2011 at 10:56 PM , Blogger Jayna Rae said...

I love all of the things it reminds you of. I am also sentimental about those sorts of things.

At January 13, 2011 at 11:00 PM , Blogger Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Barfaliciously cute...that's why I love you :P

At January 13, 2011 at 11:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think i have to have one too!!

At January 13, 2011 at 11:20 PM , Blogger Dominique from Craft Couture said...

I love this post :).
Your necklace is so cute!
I am a big sap too.
I miss the good olde days with my hubby of almost three years but i wouldnt go back because of what we have now, our love & our little girl..bitter sweet.

At January 14, 2011 at 3:30 AM , Blogger kbloems27 said...

I too am a MAJOR sap!! I have dated my hubby since high school so this really brings me back to those crazy days of dating...and my first true love!

What beautiful jewelry...good thing my birthday is coming up!


At January 14, 2011 at 4:20 AM , Blogger Ali Rockwell said...

This is so dang cute! I am obsessed with all things tree-like and the initials are so sweet... love it!

At January 14, 2011 at 4:41 AM , Blogger The WholeFamDamily said...

aww, that necklace is so sweet!! i remember those days too...that's why when we actually have a date night i LOVE it, cuz i remember how it feels to hold his hand and not the stroller, haha!!
i liked your previous post too, it's hard to be OK with ourselves, it's a constant challenge to not compare ourselves to others, so we need to be happy with who we are, and what we bring to the table. you're a sweetie and your blog is awesome and your family is adorable!

oh, and Jessica (Lowe) isn't human. She's a fembot. so no worries..*wink*

At January 14, 2011 at 4:42 AM , Anonymous Lee Osborne said...

Funny how the simplest things make us the happiest. Very nice post. These are the things that life is about:)

At January 14, 2011 at 4:58 AM , Blogger Lena said...

Love these! Thanks for posting! Those are going to be great options for Mother's Day and birthdays as well!

At January 14, 2011 at 5:08 AM , Blogger Theresa said...

Ashley...L.O.V.E. all of Amanda Lynne's Designs...bea-u-ti-ful. Heading over now!
Also...the craft you're guest posting about? I made those for a birthday party that's coming up. I always look at those pretty cupcake liners at Micheal's and think, "they'll be ruined in the baking process" but this is a perfect way to keep 'em cute.
I guess it's true, great minds think alike!

At January 14, 2011 at 5:34 AM , Blogger Let's take a coffee break said...

That is adorable and now everytime you wear it or see it it will remind you of how it all started! I do miss some things from back then when hubs and I were dating and newly married, but I'm happy with our memories and more happy with the new ones we are making as a family.

LOVE your blog!!! A daily must read for me =)


At January 14, 2011 at 5:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never been the kind of girl who was chased, asked out, or flirted with. My husband and I were neighbors. He spent 2 years asking me out, even though I said no, no, no. I miss the moment I realized that I WAS the kind of girl who gets chased. (and knowing exactly how incredible he is makes it even sweeter.)

At January 14, 2011 at 5:59 AM , Blogger Nathalie said...

Hey girl! Are you from WYOMING??? I saw you mention calling your hubby {then boyfriend} from Wyoming. I graduated high school in Wyoming! Anyway...I don't find many people with a connection to WY very often so I freak out when I do....ha! Anyway...great necklace! Going to tell my hubby that he's more than welcome to visit that shop and get me a cute necklace for Valentines Day {because these days its just easier not to make him guess...hehe}

At January 14, 2011 at 6:16 AM , Blogger Ashley J said...

This was the sweetest post ever!

At January 14, 2011 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous Kymburlee B. said...

So cute!!
And LOL , the first thing I thought was , "Didn't she have this necklace on before ?"
Thanks for another shot of it , because in your FAQ blog , I was wondering about it. :)

At January 14, 2011 at 6:37 AM , Blogger the little wife said...

Oh, I want one so badly! The husbandman and I dated long distance for two years, and could never do that again. But we used to talk every night. And I miss that. We used to talk for hours and hours.
Thank you for posting this!! Cause you're not the only sap out there, and now I know what I'm hinting at for Valentine's day ;)

At January 14, 2011 at 7:09 AM , Blogger Lindsay @ Yams said...

This is SO sweet!! I love that necklace & the stories you shared :) I am a HUGE sap too. Like I almost started crying remembering the falling in love feelings with my sweetie. hehe :] great post little momma!

At January 14, 2011 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

You are so cute! I am a new follower and LOVE your blog!!

At January 14, 2011 at 7:19 AM , Blogger Aimee said...

How long have you and your husband been married??

I'm only at 7 months with mine, but I love the days when we look at each other and we both just think something like "I can't believe I'm REALLY married to YOU." Its wonderful.

At January 14, 2011 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Ben and Taryn said...

Hi there, I'm a new follower and just fell in love with your honesty and beautiful style. I totally know what you mean about missing the good ole days. I miss going on dates and not worrying about getting home to relieve the babysitter. I still get anxious and excited to go out on dates since now with three kids it's harder to actually go out.

At January 14, 2011 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Jenna said...

I've been doing that a lot lately, reminiscing about the dating phase. I'm sad sometimes we can't go back to that butterflies in your stomach, so excited to see each other, think about him when you're not together, the electricity of a hand hold or hug... sigh. I do miss it. But I love our life together and am so happy for our 2 1/2 years together and our beautiful baby boy!

Love you and your blog and your necklace!!!

At January 14, 2011 at 8:39 AM , Blogger Cris Davis said...

Freaking adorable!

Anxious excitedness memories? I've got those out the wazoo.

Certain songs remind me, a lot of changes in our Texas weather here remind me. When it gets cold, I remember riding in HIS truck shivering because there wasn't a heater in that old thing, but not caring because I was with him. Nothing else mattered. Stolen kisses at the red lights, a need to sit rightbesidehim even though to sit there I had to straddle a shifter. Knowing this is what would make me happy for the rest of my life. The heat of summer and going swimming, camping together with a gajillion spiders, so I was scared to leave the tent. Falling asleep on the phone every night just to hear his voice one more time. Sneaking into his window at night, or secret rednezvous on my trampoline while my parents where sleeping thisclose to the whispered "I love yous." waking up oh so early just so I could get a good morning kiss before school. The hot sauce packets from Taco Bell. Overly dramatic emotional outbursts, and I'm back to 17 and hoping he'll help calm me down again. (He did everytime). Knowing that when he asked me at 17, 19, and 21 I would say yes repeatedly to be his forever.

Don't you love living your fairy tale?

At January 14, 2011 at 8:41 AM , Blogger BETH REMILLARD said...

I am in Love with bunches of her stuff...I sent my hubs a email of my favs! ha

The coupon code will not work for me though :(

At January 14, 2011 at 8:46 AM , Blogger lizzie said...

so flipping adorable!!!
i still get giddy with my hubby too... esp if i'm out doing errands and he calls me to see if i want to grab lunch... i'm stressing out looking at my hair and make up to see if i'm cute enough for him hahahaa
i miss the good ole days with him... but i wouldn't change anything about today with him... he is amazing!

At January 14, 2011 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Candace Boice said...

These are amazing! I love this type of jewelry! Is the code not active until a certain day though? When I try to use it, it says it is invalid.

At January 14, 2011 at 9:14 AM , Blogger tt.scraps said...

I just recently found your blog and I'm so glad I did! The necklace is lovely!!!! I look back on the good 'ol days with a smile as well! I love that feeling!!!Thanks for making me remember!!! Put a big smile on my face!

At January 14, 2011 at 9:24 AM , Blogger BETH REMILLARD said...

Code is working now - you have to delete your cart and redo it and it will work...She fixed it!! I can't wait to get my purchases!!

At January 14, 2011 at 9:55 AM , Blogger Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I LOVE that necklace! I'm such a sap too! You're not alone!!!

At January 14, 2011 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Erienne said...

This is to DIE for... your post made me cry. How you and your husband met sounds exactly like how my husband and i did... I lived in Ohio and he lived in California and one day he called and told me he couldn't live another day without me (sappy I know, but true!) and told me to pack my bags and to move out there to be with him forever... I laughed and couldn't believe it and told him, "how do I just drop my whole life and do this? I won't have a job etc..." he said "who cares" and i did! 3 years later, I am married to my best friend & I couldn't be happier. { I need one of these necklaces and bracelets, and everything else she has! } thank you for sharing this... I might buy a keychain for my hubby, because they are also very masculine as well! ;)

{ you remind me a lot of myself by the way.. and I really enjoy reading your blog so thank u!}


At January 14, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Anonymous Tiffany said...

So adorable. Love it! I miss being able to just hang out with my man and go on dates on a whim. It is harder now that we have two beautiful babies. and we love them so. But we so miss the connecting time that I think we took for granted then.

At January 14, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Jenny! said...

this is all awesome beyond words!!! Thanks!!

At January 14, 2011 at 11:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the necklace!! And yes, I do think all of us in the blogging world need a BFF bracelet :)

At January 14, 2011 at 2:36 PM , Blogger mama's smitten said...

Darling! The necklace, You and your blog!

At January 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Dan, Lauren, and Sadie said...

i miss how everything he did was so cool because he was the coolest guy on campus! and i miss the first week we were dating and he would actually talk a lot:) im making him get me that necklace for valentines!
love ya! lauren

At January 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Renee said...

Cute necklace.

Your post reminded me of what I was thinking about when my hubby drove me home from work yesterday-we have ice on our roads still so he took me to work and came after me. I was thinking how nice it is I have someone to do things like that. After 40 years of marriage we are well past the butterflies in the tummy but there are things about growing older with someone you have known since you were 16 that makes up for the lack of butterflies.

At January 14, 2011 at 4:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahww this post is sweet. i might have to drop some hints to my mister about getting me that necklace for v-day. you're a doll and i'm IN LOVE with your shirt! where is it from?
p.s. you're hair is gorgeous. i may or may not be totally green with envy right now. ;)

At January 15, 2011 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Michelle Mollner said...

These are soooo cute. Luv em!

At January 16, 2011 at 7:34 AM , Blogger Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I just found you from Lucky 7! WOW!
You and your blog are increadible! I could spend hours here but have little guys to tend to so I will be back!

At January 16, 2011 at 12:32 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

i miss the same things. my husband and i dated three years long distance when we were (much) younger. and i related to those exact feelings. i get sad that those days are gone, but we too have a different reminder of our love for one another now. he happens to have his daddys eyes and his mommas smile. :)

thank you again, for making me feel less alone in some of my fears, insecurities and feelings.

At January 19, 2011 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Suzy @ Joy Is At Home said...

love this!! I'm kind of accessory challenged (day in and day out in scrubs isn't helping!) but i am going to buy one of those tree carving necklaces! I love it and it's just the perf size!!


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