Maternity Shoot

Ready, set, PANIC because we are just three weeks away from our due date! We are so excited to finally meet our sweet little p. A baby shower gift from dear friends of ours was a maternity shoot. I am so happy to be able to show these wonderful pictures to you all. I am wearing the Krysten gown from Sew Trendy Accessories. They were great to work with. The dress is perfect quality and was so affordable. I received the dress with my own measurements in a matter of three weeks. It was the perfect maternity dress for the United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball and my maternity photo shoot. (not an affiliate link) The photographer is a fellow...Read More

TBR: September

CAUTION: YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PUT SUCH LISTED BOOKS DOWN WHICH CAN CAUSE NOT GETTING ANYTHING DONE. You have been warned. Listed here in this blog post are all the books that I think you should read this September. These books are perfect for late night reading in that cozy spot of yours. Some of these books I have read recently but some of them I will be reading right along with you in the upcoming month. This list consumes of a grumpy old man, a magic telephone, finding God’s best in the most unlikely places, and a collection of mommy essays. These are all just good for the soul type of books. Happy endings are my favorite....Read More

The Fleming’s Went Honeymoonin’

Guess what we did? WE WENT ON OUR HONEYMOON. (it only took us eighteen months to get our butts there) Since we got married it has always been our plan to go to Lake Tahoe for our honeymoon but life always got in the way. So, we held on to that “honeymoon stage” of our marriage until we were able to make the trip. Eighteen months later we finally made it. This was also our first time since we married that we have went on a vacation that it was just the two of us. I did not realize that until we got there when I started to miss our couple friend that we usually go on all vacations with....Read More

Red, white, & due in DECEMBER

first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby fleming. I am currently sixteen weeks pregnant and #dueindecember. o   Our baby is the size of an avocado. o   I started showing as early as 14 weeks and everything is starting to not fit me. o   I crave pizza, spicy chicken sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A, chicken wings, and Hot Cheetos. o   I am so ready to start shopping for baby Fleming. December is going to be a VERY BUSY month for us. My birthday is the thirteenth and our anniversary is the nineteenth. Our lease is up on the fifteenth at our apartment and we will be hopefully moving on base. FIVE DAYS BEFORE MY DUE DATE WE ARE MOVING. I am...Read More

The blog turned one!

There has been plenty going on around here and it has been making me a very busy women. Busy is a good thing though. We are going to play a little round of catch up. Collaborate 'n Listen turned ONE! I still have no idea what I am doing but I keep on writing. It was a fun year with this blog. I definitely  took a lot of time learning on the side then actually blogging. But, I will get there. I did not expect anything to happen this year or even this next year. I am just here. This is for myself. This is my creative outlet. I am not here to make money, get free things, or be...Read More

My Husband’s Ring

Backing it up one time before I head into this review. My husband had a very nice and kind of pricey tungsten black wedding ring. It was a great ring.That ring is somewhere in the Colorado River. I am a very sentimental person so I am very sad that the original wedding ring that we got married with is gone forever. (Note: If you husband is ever going to spend the day at the river, take his ring off before) Moment of silence for the black wedding ring pictured above. Photo credit: Not Your Normal Photography I wanted my husband to wear a ring but we were not about to spend another five hundred dollars. My husband is way too handsome...Read More

Not Normal

My husband came home on Monday with our gifts for this year's Birthday Ball. I had asked for a shelf to be put up in our hallway to put these gifts on display and my husband told me no. The reasoning behind this no was that he did not want to do that at this house as if we were leaving soon. Keyword is the as if part of that sentence. We will more than likely be leaving soon but there is no such thing in plan yet. So why not hang the dang shelf? There is no more work to be done in our house, no change to be done, no new to be bought because of the possibility...Read More

The perfect gift for him

Trying to find the perfect inexpensive gift for men is the hardest thing that you will probably do this holiday season. You can ask but they won't tell you or they nicely plead for nothing. I have found such gift that I am sure any guy would appreciate. I hope this works out for the ladies searching. It a wallet insert! I wanted to get Jonathan something very different for our one year anniversary. I wanted it to be something manly enough that he would want to carry it with him which seemed impossible. Looking through the internet I found the perfect gift. I really do not think I will ever find a better gift for him.  I found it on Etsy. It is...Read More

Sunday Thoughts, October 9th

I know I have not been at this very long BUT whatever just go with it. Blogging is such a fun learning experience about yourself. I have been complimented by so many about my writing and I sit there and laugh waiting for the punch line to their joke. None of them were joking and now I have let it all go to my head. Thanks guys. In all seriousness, you all are just fueling me to want to write about everything and giving me the confidence to do so. I cannot wait for everyone to read what exactly goes on this pretty little head of mine, Stay tuned. Regardless of my lack of creativity I knew that I wanted this to...Read More

10 Perks of Getting Married Young

I married my husband at the age of twenty-two.  Big whoop. I married young because there were two lives that needed to be meshed together for eternity. His and mine. I did not want to miss another minute of his life and he did not want to miss another one of mine. Listed below are ten what I think perks of getting married at such a young age. My search for Mr. Right is over. I get to skip the terrible years of dating those that just do not fit the part. My heart does not have to break every few months with a fall out of someone that never really mattered. My memories are only filled with one really great guy. I found...Read More