Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Things I Love about Warlords of Draenor.

Yup, a post about what I'm currently loving in Warlords of Draenor...... PLUS my first giveaway.         ( Which will be at the end of my post. )

 I'm sure everyone has their own likes and dislikes in Warlords, just like in any World of Warcraft expansion, but just for the heck of it, I'm going to share things in the current expansion that I personally love.

1. The cinematics .
    For some reason this expansion has really got me into the story line, and the cinematics make it that much more interesting. Blizzard has always been good at doing them in expansions, but the current ones are .... I guess I could put it, emotional in a way. Especially with the whole Garrosh and how far he's fallen. I realize there are probably other cinematics that I haven't seen or have skipped that are just as great, but these ones stand out to me. The new character models really allow Blizzard to portray the emotion of the story in a way that they previously couldn't do.

2.Garrisons
    Some people have a love hate relationship with garrisons, ( one being my husband ). I enjoy them. I like the fact that you can customize them ( to a certain extent ), with specific buildings for your professions, and how you can have guild banners displayed proudly. Also eventually you can display monuments around your garrison, with the achievements you have.  Some of my favourite buildings in my garrison are : The Barn: I love being able to trap something and take and put work orders in, then a while later, have feasts for my raid team/ guild bank, without the pain of having a ton of mats in your bags.
The second building that I love is the Stable: I like collecting mounts, and I like that they can walk around in the designated area. Perfect for my Blood Elf hunter.

3. The Quest Lines. 
     Specifically the Arokkoa quest line, and the Elemental one. I love the story of how the Arokkoa came to where they are, and the mini quest where you get to play as one, and get his point of view ( forgive me, I forget his exact name ) It just felt fresh, like something I haven't done before, and I thought it was carried out well.




Then the Elemental line. Again to me it felt like something new, brought back a little bit from Cata ( or the feel of Cata for me) and was interesting.

4. The Dungeons 
      I love most of the dungeons, the new, look and feel. They are challenging and make you pay attention, like the good old dungeons did. You have to watch where you stand, and interrupt, and they look pretty awesome too. My favourite is Auchindoun


Lastly............... my FIRST ever giveaway!

I'm giving away a World of Warcraft Pet . Winner can choose which one they would like.

Answer these two  questions : What do you  LOVE about the current expansion Warlords of Draenor? What do you DISLIKE about the expansion.... and GO!

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas and New Years

Christmas has come and gone.... it went by super fast, and was a green one for us. Didn't make it feel very much like Christmas.
Our daughter is a very spoiled little girl, she ended up getting a lot of gifts, and was very well behaved.
Her main presents were an electric toy car, and an art easel.She also got, a pony set with a barn, puzzle blocks and shapes, colouring books and crayons, Tinkerbell dolls, Tinkerbell clothes and pjs. A Frozen nightgown, a Disney princess sitting chair, The Fox and the Hound dvd, some Princess reading books, as well as a couple of outfits. She loves everything, but prefers her easel and car most days. That will change in a week or two. ;)
 The Christmas gifts before the mayhem started .
 Her new Volkswagen car, that shes completely in love with.
Our little munchkin doing her thing, at her new art station.

   I'm very happy that our daughter had a great Christmas, and loves all of her gifts. ( she also received some gifts from her uncles and aunt and her grandma early, she got outfits, that she won't take off ( we're in that stage now ) and bath markers which she will not let go of during bath time, a Buddha board, and a couple other gifts, and a Tinkerbell Build-A-Bear. She was a very lucky little girl.
I most thankful for my family.... you guys know  who you are! Our daughter and of course my husband, we've all been very lucky.
Speaking of which, our little girl turns TWO in 2 days.... I can't believe, so after work tomorrow I'll be running around trying to get her birthday gifts in order. As for New Years we were in bed and sleeping by 830pm, that's a party haha.

How many of you have little ones with birthdays so close to Christmas and New Years? Do you buy them separate gifts?

Happy New Years everyone! Here's to a great 2015!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pumpkin Carving and Play Group

The title says it all. Pumpkin Carving from Halloween and Play Group.

 I got the bright idea that pumpkin carving with our toddler would be fun. I forgot to factor in the little hissy fits throughout the day though. Our daughter is right around the corner of 2, and the tantrums have begun.

We ended up buying a small pumpkin to decorate and a larger one to carve. Our daughter loves Tinkerbell at the moment, so I went online and printed off some Tinkerbell stencils.
We ended up choosing this one:







We got the newspaper all layed out on the floor and everything ready, our toddler and I marked the stencil onto the pumpkin and then it was carving time! I figured it was new and our daughter would explore the weird texture of the pumpkin seeds and goop inside the pumpkin..... thought it would be fun and we could watch her expressions as we cleaned the pumpkin out.... I was wrong. She grabbed a small handful and wiped it on my sweater and proceeded to have a mini meltdown, until she wanted to go to her room. So my husband carved the pumpkin and this was the end result :



I think my husband did a pretty good job for our munchkins first pumpkin.

We ended up taking our daughter out trick or treating for two hours. She went as Rapunzel off Tangled.... so cute! She got a bucket full of candy and then her great aunt made her up a Halloween bucket ( with Timbits, and a pillow pet and chocolates. )
It's safe to say she had a good Halloween, she slept that whole night after getting home.


Now for play group.
At our daughter's last check up a month ago or so, our doctor suggested we put our daughter on the list to see a speech therapist since she's only saying a handful of words. ( She understands us, she is extremely smart and outgoing, just she chooses her words lol.)
I got her name on the waiting list... of 8 months.
I started looking into some things and came across a local play group, that is 15 minutes from our house, and it's free! Wednesdays and Friday mornings. Drop ins welcome.
We were both hesitant at first, but figured "what could it hurt?" This way maybe she'll open up, and talk more being around other kids her age.
She loves play group. The new toys, the other toddlers, she loved it. They have snack time around 1030 ( which is right around her nap time ) so the first couple of times she had meltdowns. The last time was good though. It's also something they can go to when I work.
She sits at the table for snack now with the other kids and drinks from a big girl cup... I know it's the little things that make us parents happy.
She ate most of her snack yesterday at it ( snacks are also included ), and she came home saying a new word " uh, uh, uh, uh, oh!!" It's so adorable.

While we are on the wait list for the speech therapist, we are going to try play groups and see if she's talking more by the time her appointment rolls around.

*Here's Hoping*

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Halloween, was our SECOND year wedding anniversary!

I have a post about what we did for our anniversary ( which we did on Wednesday, since we took our little one out for Halloween, but that will be done later ).....; however I wanted to celebrate my husband just a little bit. I don't think I do it enough and oh does he deserve it for putting up with me.

So I'm going to tell you a couple of things about my husband that I love about him and that make him even more amazing to me.

1. He goes grocery shopping and runs errands with our daughter, to take things off our to-do list or give me some quiet time, after work or when I'm stressed out. Also, he does it with EASE, our daughter is so relaxed when he takes her out.

2.He's an AMAZING stay at home dad/father. He makes staying at home look easy, and I know it's not. Stay at home is a full time job +more, with no sick days and he NEVER complains..... not even once.

3.He cooks. Yup, that's right. He can grill like nobody's business and can cook some mean tuna steaks as well... or just about anything that's put in front of him.

4.He watches Bones, and Greys Anatomy with me, and doesn't complain... and he enjoys them!
( He'll watch just about anything I ask him to. )

5.He cleans... and does laundry ( and folds and puts away the laundry )too.

6.He's a great listener. After a crappy day at work or just being stressed, I can talk to him about anything and the world seems to melt away.

7. He's handsome, those eyes and that smile, melt me.

8. He's caring and compassionate.

I love my husband and I look forward to many more years with him. I don't tell him enough, but I appreciate you and everything you do for our family, I need to tell you more.

Thank you for being  the amazing husband that you are.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Garnier Fructis Color Shield Review

I'm a member of Influenster, and have been for about two years.... I think. Most recently for their Voxbox program I received a box of FULL SIZE Garnier #ColorShield products. To be more specific, the shampoo, conditioner and the oil (shine spray ). I've heard about the product, but never tried it until Influenster sent it to me. Comes in handy since I dye my naturally red hair an even darker shade of red..... which sometimes fades rather fast.

Why do I dye my naturally red hair...? I dye it a darker shade of red, because the finished product just looks more vibrant and I prefer darker red on me over my natural colour. The only problem with having a more vibrant shade of red..... is it fades, and no one wants a dull shade of red.

Red hair... where to start, I don't wash it as often which sometimes can lead to it looking greasy. Ugh. Hot water, and styling products ( Hair straightener and blow dryer) definitely threaten how long the desired colour lasts.

Color Shields quote : "Want colour that stays bold & brilliant? Seal & protect fresh colour for up to 10 weeks with Color Shield Complete Defense. Protection against heat, water and sun."

I've only been using it for a couple of weeks, and I've noticed that it isn't fading as fast as usual. It also doesn't leave my hair feeling weighed down at all, and smells amazing! We'll see how it holds up at the 10 week mark.

The Color Shield Shine Shaker says :  "Formulated with camelia seed oil and acai berry extract, our unique technology defends freshly coloured hair against heat and nourishes to extend shine and softness."

So far I'm loving this shine oil. It smells great as well and definitely adds more shine. So far I'm impressed with this product.
  I'd say that these products do help with locking my colour in, and keeping it shiny. I'd give them my "shield of approval".


"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New logo and look.

As you may have all noticed, Azeroth Mommy has a new logo, and header! I'm ecstatic to finally have a logo and header to call my own.  I had been looking for months, and contacted many artists.... all were talented, but when it came to providing a look and feel of what I was looking for, I wasn't happy with any of them...... until I came across Taylor! My husband followed him on Twitter, and mentioned I check him out, because he had recently done the logo for one of our favourite podcasts that we listen to The Sundering. I checked him out on twitter and then went to his deviant art, and fell in love with his work. The style, was EXACTLY what I had been looking for. I contacted him, and received a response almost immediately, I described the logo design that I had in my mind and Taylor set to work.
    Let me just say that he is AMAZING to work with. He gave me updates and showed me the logo as he went. He was extremely patient, and understanding..... ( It's not always easy to describe what you visualize and then have someone draw/design it.) After he finished my logo, and sent me the finished product, I was super psyched! It was everything I wanted and more. He brought my idea to life, and I couldn't be happier with it. He then started on my official header/logo, and after receiving it once it was finished...... I was over the moon excited to see it. The baby murloc added in, was genius and my husband and I were very happy with both finished products.
    Taylor is an extremely talented man, and I'm so happy that I came across him and his work, and even happier that he took on this project for me. I can't thank him enough! He made my vision a reality, and I look forward to working with him again.

    I asked Taylor a couple of questions and figured it would give everyone a little bit about him. He's a great person to get to know and work with. After the Q & A's I will post all the links to his Twitter, Deviant Art, etc. Definitely check him and his work out and give him a follow!

     Introduce yourself:

 Alright haha, so basically in short I am an aspiring artist working on living my dream to one day work for Disney. I went to college for game Design and digital entertainment where I received my bachelors degree at ITT Tech.

   How old were you when you started drawing? 

 I had started drawing around the age of 3 or 4. I use to watch my grandma draw all the time, she was like a Human photo copier with charcoal pencils. She's the one that introduced it to me and taught me a lot throughout growing up.


What is your favourite thing to draw? Least favourite?

Well, I'm really all over the place when I draw, I would probably have to say humanoids of my own personal designs are my favourites; because when I'm the one designing them I don't feel like I'm following a blueprint and I can exercise my imagination.

Who or what is your biggest motivator?

 I would have to say, my girlfriend  Spencer Driscoll, who has pushed and supported everything I do and my love of creating new characters and art.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now? 10 years?

 In 5 years I see myself established with a company doing concept work or animations. In 10 I'd like to be working with Disney and possibly writing a book.

Now go and check Taylor's pages and art out. Send him a follow too :)

Twitter : xEclypze

Facebook : Taylor White - Freelance Artist

Deviant Art: Taylor's Deviant Art

*Keep your eye out for a giveaway I'll be doing in the next upcoming weeks, I'll be working with Taylor again and some lucky person out there will have a chance to work with him as well.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What I've been up to in World of Warcraft.

I've been thinking about doing this entry for weeks, but up until the last couple of days I haven't had much playing time. Lucky for me, on my couple of days off, my husband  keeps our little one busy, so I can get some playing time in.

In my opinion, at the moment, WoW is in a lull.... a lot of people are getting bored with the current content, waiting for Warlords to drop and it's only in Beta. So what do I do to keep myself interested in World of Warcraft?

Lately, when I log on, I take care of guild stuff first. My husband and I have our own guild called Emphatica ( Yes it's a Dark Tower reference ) on the Dawnbringer server. Horde side. We've had our guild going on four years now. Like everything else in WoW though, our guild is in a lull. Many players are bored with content, and enjoying the summer.

I've been doing dailies for my Cloud Serpent mount. Yup, finally getting around to doing them, even though most people have one... or all of them by now.





Isn't he cute ?

I've also been trying to gear my Guardian Druid ( pictured above ) I absolutely love tanking on her, and I've been trying to finish LFR SoO. I only have Garrosh to get, and then I can move onto Flex. I've got her item level up to 516, and still climbing.

The other day, I noticed also when I logged in, that there was a valor buff, so I qued up and started working on my Legendary cloak quests again. Yeah, I'm late getting to the Legendary cloak too. I'm at the quest part where I need to have 3000 valor..... it seems to take forever, since there's a 1000 weekly valor cap. :/ Dear Blizz, I think you should take the weekly cap off, just so people can get their Legendary cloaks. Lol. JK.... kind of. 




I've actually been paying attention to the story line, that Wrathion tells..... which is new for me, since questing isn't one of my favourite things to do.




I took that picture, just because it looked pretty cool, having Thrall, Garrosh and Sylvanas ( my favourite ) all together.





The other thing that I have been doing, is taking Warbringer's down, for the chance at the mount and because I wanted a Brawler's Guild invite. I ended up buying one off of the AH, and am only on level 2 of it. It's something new to keep my interest in the game though, until the new expansion. I'm really enjoying it so far.


Pictured above is my husbands main and mine. These are the two characters that we met each other on, years ago. That was when we were farming the Warbringer's.
"A couple who plays together, stays together."

What have you been doing to keep interested in WoW lately? Leveling alts..... grinding the rep and quests for Legendary's? Starting toons on different faction sides?