Ultimate Blog Party 2014


Welcome to Luv, Laughter & Happily Ever After! And thanks for stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2014! This is my fifth year participating and I’m super excited to be partying again this year! I always look forward to finding new blogs, Facebook Pages and Pinterest Pages to follow.

I am Amber. I have exactly two months from today until I hit the big 3-0. A lot of people fear their 30’s, but I’m looking forward to it. The hubby and I have been married for almost six years. Things haven’t always been sunshine and roses but we’re learning and becoming stronger together.


I’ve called Ohio my home for the last twelve years, when I up rooted myself from the cornfields of Iowa and started my new venture in Ohio, when I moved here for college. One of these days we’re planning on moving to Myrtle Beach to get away from the cold winters {especially after this winter} and be closer to the in-laws.

I have a degree in Criminal Justice, but have been working as a social worker for the past eight years.

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We are the proud parents of two dogs, Daisy, a six year old Border Collie/Lab mix and Diesel, a 3 year old Sheppard/Chow mix. Both were rescued while I was at work.


I found this cute sign on Pinterest the other day and thought it was funny.

Actually, the real reason we don’t have children yet is due to a dumb disease called Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome {PCOS}, something I have been battling for years. We have been on our TTC journey for the last five years. It has been a long, emotionally draining process. Thankfully, we found a doctor who has given us the hope that we needed to continue going.


You can read more about Our Journey to parenthood here.

I like to keep things real around here. And with that said, I seem to find it difficult to always find the motivation to blog daily, weekly and sometimes even monthly. With battling the symptoms of PCOS and some other health problems, thrown in with every day life, sometimes I just lack the motivation to constantly sit down and write a post. And you see, I have this whole love-hate relationship with social media these days. Especially Pinterest. I feel that at times, I get overwhelmed with social media and the need to feel “perfect” with everyone posting about their “perfect lives” and “perfectly decorated and clean houses”, that I don’t feel adequate at times. It’s those times that I find myself pulling back from blogging and social media until those feelings go away. It’s taken me a while to realize that I don’t have to be a perfectionist and I don’t have to keep up with the Joneses. In that same breath, social media makes it so easy to keep in touch with everyone and share posts.

With that said, I hope you will continue to join me on my journey through life as I share recipes, crafts, coupoing, travel, photography, our adventures and our life.

You can follow me on Facebook, Instagram {where I am much more active and share tons of pictures of our furbabies and food} and Twitter.

Thanks for stopping by the party! :o)

2 thoughts on “Ultimate Blog Party 2014

  1. Laura

    Hi! Stopping by from UBP14. Your dogs are adorable! I wish I could have adopted dogs but I have crazy dog allergies and had to get a hairless dog (yes, you may proceed to laugh, she’s adorable though I swear!) I turn 30 in a month in a half right… definitely not sure how I am feeling about it!! I can’t wait to read more!


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