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A Surprise Feature in Cupcake Mag

Yesterday my friend Casi of Cupcake Mag texted me this little surprise about her summer issue:

Cupcake Mag

Sure enough, I went to peek a few minutes later and there I was, in some really good company:

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Our Ultimate #TasteOff Vlog: Yoplait vs. Chobani Greek Yogurts

This article is sponsored by Yoplait, all opinions are my own (and Sam’s, and Bella’s). Grab a coupon for their new Greek yogurt here

We love yogurt. All kinds. I’m a big fan of plain, whole milk yogurt. Gosh I love it. Sam thinks that it is absolutely disgusting that I can eat it right out of the carton without anything on it.

It probably is. I don’t care. He likes pork jerky. ::throws up in mouth::

He loves Chobani® greek yogurt. Bella loves it all.

So when Yoplait® included us in their yogurt #TasteOff for the new Yoplait® Greek Blueberry against the Chobani® Greek Blueberry, I knew it was going to interesting to see which one we picked, but especially for Sam. He takes a Chobani® with him to work every day, and I wondered if he’d be able to tell (blindfolded).

Yoplait vs Chobani Greek Yogurt #TasteOff-1 We decided to do a short vlog on him tasting each yogurt, and the results. Bella loved doing this, even though the first time we tried she smeared yogurt all over him completely and we had to do that again. The Chobani® was the first. Then he took a drink of water. The Yoplait® was the second. He really and truly didn’t know which was which – we had to pause the video for it to all fit in the time span of 15 seconds!

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4 Years Ago

4 years ago today I sat down on a clunky desktop and typed out this post. I was tired. I was bored. I was stuck inside all day with a 2 month old.

I missed writing and had been sucked into blogs by Beth Anne and Ashley‘s way of writing their lives for an audience.

4 years.

How long did I struggle with coming to terms of writing on here?

This has been a much different story on here than I imagined 4 years ago. I never thought I’d have documented almost losing our first home, watching Sam rejoin the military, a move to El Paso, or deciding to homeschool.

I’ve chronicled Bella’s life and her milestones, announced twins, an adoption, and another baby. This blog holds three of the start to finish lives of my sons. I’ve cried and grieved and railed against God. I’ve fallen in love with my husband all over again and again.

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Social Media Friends

dianawrote.comMy friend Kim has been out since Tuesday visiting me. I hardly ever write about family or friends that come to be with us, or us going to see them, because it’s usually an intense time packed into a short period – and it gets hard to write on. Also? Sometimes I write on things I can’t say, so I don’t want anyone to read this after we/they leave and think, “She couldn’t tell me that, but she was able to write it on the blog for the world to read?”

Anyway, Kim’s visit was really special because she’s one of my dearest friends. We can talk on anything (ANYTHING) and it’s normal. I never feel competitive or like she’s judging me or that I have to pretend. It’s just us – spilling our fears and dreams.

Kim’s husband was our babysitter growing up. So we’ve known his family a loooooong time. I got to know her when Bella had severe reflux and my mom told me her son went through the same thing. A 2 hour phone call later and that was it. Staying in touch and getting to know each other through blogging in the midst of kids and lives and all that busy – that was special. I knew even if there was a week I couldn’t talk to her, I had her blog to read.

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Full Blog Design Giveaway with Jumping Jax Designs!

Oh y’all.

I am so excited to host this giveaway with the darling Becca Paro of The Paro Post and Jumping Jax Designs. She’s the one who designed my entire blog that I’m just in love with.

She’s offering a total blog redesign, installation included, to anyone with a WordPress.org or Blogger.com blog.

Diana Wrote Blog Design  Giveaway

A little bit about Becca and her business:

Jumping Jax Designs offers custom blog designs, logos, announcements, invitations and holiday cards. I love creating one-of-a-kind designs that fit your life and your tastes, whether it be for a blog design or a holiday card.

 

Jumping Jax Holiday Cards

 

Through the end of October, use code DIANAWROTE20 at checkout for 20% off anything in the shop!

Ready to enter? It’s open to all of you with a WordPress.org or Blogger.com blog. While installation is included, please note that a switch (like from Blogger to WordPress) is not.

 

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