Whenever you visit a blog to check up the content it offers you may sometimes wonder who exactly is behind the blog posts that you are reading, if you aren't already aware.  Since I am new to the blogging world and new to Mom Bloggers Club I thought the most appropriate way to "get my foot in the door" is to start with an introduction blog post.  If you're not really curious about my boring not so traditional life then there are no hard feelings if you decide to skip over this initial blog post.  I'll have a lot more interesting and well thought up content available soon.  I promise.  :-)

I'm Alicia and I was born and raised in Georgia.  I have lived in the Augusta area of Georgia for my entire life and surprisingly, other than one move that lasted roughly 3 years, I have always resided in the same neighborhood I grew up in, along with most of the rest of my family and friends who grew up in this neighborhood.  I'm 27 years old and have two amazing children.  Haley is my first born, she's 4 years old, and Dray is our newest addition and was born on October 9, 2015 weighing in at 7lbs 10oz and 19 3/4in long.  They have both really opened my eyes and allowed me to see who I am and who I need to be.  In a good way, life doesn't feel as if it existed prior to them.

Our family isn't I guess what most people who consider a "traditional family" and I am okay with that.  I have found that although being an "untraditional family" is frowned upon by some it is perfect for us.  I enjoy our untraditional, imperfect life and lifestyle.  I was married to Haley's father for almost 3 years before we decided to go our separate ways.  He is still very involved in Haley's life and we have the ability to communicate much better since we are no longer living at the same residence.  Dray's father and I met when I was in high school, actually the night of my mom's funeral, and hit it off right away.  We dated in high school but due to it just being a "high school fling" we went our separate ways.  I thought about him often though and was surprised when he sent me a friend request on Facebook shortly after Haley's father & I separated. We met back up again and almost 3 years later every day is a new adventure and he loves Haley and Dray so much I could not ask for a better partner.  I just wish life wouldn't have thrown us an ugly hand in the beginning but glad life brought us back together.

Our household also consists of a few furry creatures.  We have a 4 year old Boston Terrier named Pluto, a very old (he's a pound puppy) Golden Retriever named Mack, a 3 year old tabby cat named Willie, and a very loud and curious guinea pig named Rosie.  As you can tell, we have a very full household.  Our furry creatures are mainly a result of my only experience in the work field being in the pet industry.  My first job was as a retail employee at a local big box pet store, it was short lived (only a month), before I moved onto a local cat sanctuary as an animal caretaker to over 300 cats!  I stayed at the sanctuary for a year before being offered a position closer to home at a local veterinarian clinic.  Most of my knowledge of the pet industry comes from me having the opportunity to be employed at the veterinarian clinic for 5 years.  At the veterinarian clinic I worked as a kennel technician, veterinarian assistant, and receptionist.  Now I am currently employed full time at a local grooming salon where I have been for almost 2 years. 

Most of the content you will find I write about is family ramblings.  We don't sugar coat anything and I do happily flaunt our fails and flaws.  I don't do this to point out what we do wrong but to let people know that we're human, we make mistakes, we have many failed Pinterest projects, and we accept these flaws.  Just because I blog about the flaws we have doesn't necessarily mean they will be fixed right away but the posts remind us of what we may have done wrong and allow us to try and not make that mistake again.  Does it work?  Not really.  It sounded logical though.

You will also find reviews posted on my blog of products I may have purchased or products that may have been sent to me for free for the purpose of reviewing.  I also don't sugar coat any reviews because I think it's important to be honest.  Not everyone is going to like every product and while some things may work for others they may not work for the next person.  I strongly believe in giving honest reviews so I can be an asset to consumers and not a hindrance.

I look forward to getting to know the bloggers at Mom Bloggers Club and I am so excited that I joined the community!

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