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?

Monday, June 23, 2014

BAREFOOT Exfoliating Polish - Influenster Voxbox

I was lucky enough to be included in the BAREFOOTbliss Influenster vox box. I received a voucher to go and buy one of the products from Walmart ( It was free ). I ended up getting the Exfoliating Polish.
Here is a description off of their website :

"Our aquatic-inspired, shimmering body polish delivers gentle exfoliation for skin that’s rejuvenated and re-energized. Non-abrasive micro-granules buff away dead skin as Apricot Oil nourishes and sooths. Our triple-botanical ReCapture Complex helps eliminate toxins, restore essential nutrients, and reinvigorate with antioxidants to reduce surface roughness. Shimmering Mica enhances skin’s natural radiance.

Directions: Gently massage onto damp skin with fingertips. Rinse. Use twice weekly or as often as needed.

Size: 5.3 oz./ 150ml

All of their information can be found at their website: FREEMAN. Check them out.

I apologize for my pictures being on the side, for some reason it's not letting me rotate them.

It has a kind of shimmer to it, but once you rinse it off, it does not leave any residue. I love the smell of this product. It is clean smelling and reminds me of a spa. I used it on my feet and legs, and I have been very impressed with this product. Definitely a product to keep around. I enjoy using it on my feet after a long shift at work.It made my feet feel soft, which is great, since in the summer my feet get really dry. 




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


Friday, May 30, 2014

May 2014 Loot Crate- ADVENTURE

Here is May's Loot Crate!

 For those of you who don't know what Loot Crate is. It's a monthly subscription box, full of geek and gamer products. You receive 6-8 awesome products in each box, and they're guaranteed to have a value of $30 or more ( for the box ). They ship to the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK. You can choose, 1 month plan, 3 months or 6 months. ( My husband and I have a monthly subscription ). 
Cost of box $13.37 + $6 shipping

This months crate theme was ADVENTURE. ( So far, my favourite box )

 First items were these stickers and temporary tattoos. Cute.





The Friend Zone Soundtrack. I'm guessing this has game theme music? Adventure theme music? I haven't listened to it yet.

Adventure Time Tin Mystery Pack- I really like this little tin. I got a gameboy type looking figure in it, ( our daughter instantly snatched it up and has been playing with it ever since, it's a win in her books too )

MineCraft Hangers- We got, what I'm assuming is a pig? I'm not really into the whole MineCraft game, so I'm not familiar with the figurines.

Bottle Opener- This is one of my husbands favourite items from this month's Loot Crate. It is kind of heavy, and feels like good quality. It was instantly attached to his key chain. *shocker*

Custom Zelda T-Shirt- This was my husbands absolute favourite item. He is a huge fan of Zelda, and put it on right away. ( He let me take a pic first lol ). Impressed with this item and the bottle opener.

(Missing from photo is adventure custom pin)

This crate was by far the best Loot Crate ( In our opinion ). To subscribe click HERE. I hear that there may be another t-shirt in June's Crate. I can't wait!



Thursday, May 22, 2014

Liebster Award!





I've been having a bit of writer's block lately, so I thought, why not do my Liebster entry? Perfect time to do so. Ashleemae from Willfully Disobedient nominated me. ( Go check her blog out, you won't be disappointed! )

Thank you Ashleemae!

Now for the fun part:

1. Thank the person that nominated you and link to her blog.

2. Answer your nominator’s ten questions!

3. Share the love and nominate 10 other bloggers.

4. Think up ten questions for your nominees.

5. Let everyone know you’ve nominated them!

Ten questions from Willfully Disobedient (and my answers):

 1. What inspired you to blog for the first time?

Being a first time mom, inspired me to blog. I had a lot of questions, and I wanted to find other women who were first time moms, ( parents ) as well, that I could relate to.

2. Who is your biggest blog supporter?

That's an easy question. My biggest blog supporter is my husband. He is always cheering me on, and tweeting about my posts. If it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't have kept going.


3. How do you make time to blog?

Honestly, I'm still struggling to make  time to blog regularly. Even though we've had our little one for a year and a half now, I'm still learning the ropes, along with time management.

4. Is there a topic that you absolutely WILL NOT blog about? Why?

Yes, there are a couple of topics that I absolutely will NOT blog about. Religion, and Politics. I was taught at a young age, that those two topics are not something to publicly discuss. Why? They open too many possibilities. If it could always stay as a civilized conversation, it would be different, but there's always that one person who takes it too far, or starts accusing. Better safe than sorry, I say.

5. What is your favorite comfort food, ever?

That's a tough one, there are so many! I'd have to say that my favorite comfort food would have to be Little Caesar's bread sticks with pizza, Monsters, and of course chocolate. ( Yes, I know so unhealthy).

6. You have exactly one hour of childless, significant other-less, obligation-less free time.  How do you spend that time (anything your heart desires). What if you had a whole day?

A whole hour..... I'd probably play some World of Warcraft. Yes I'm a nerd at heart, and it's how my husband and I met, so it stays close to us. A whole day? Probably shower, work out, play WoW and then feel like I'm missing another part of me,.... which is usually what happens.


7. What is one thing you would do for your blog if you had unlimited resources?

One thing I would probably do for my blog if I had unlimited resources would be to have my own custom logo made up. 


8. What is your goal for your blog?

The goal for my blog, is to reach as many parents as possible. To eventually have deep conversation posts about how to juggle everything with your family. I'm still learning, so I have yet to do an entry like that.


9. Please link to your 3 absolute favorite blogs (yes, I’m stealing this question from my nominator!).

Top 3.... I love so many.

Mama Needs Mana -  I came across this blog a bit ago. I absolutely love her posts! They are witty and come from a fellow mother and World of Warcraft player ( nerdy momma ). Check her out :)

The Prairie Mama  - She hasn't posted in a while, but her posts are so honest and refreshing with some great humor thrown in there. She's also a first time mother.

Boldly Fit With Amber  - She has the perfect mix of exercise and parenting all rolled into one. I find her blog very motivating.

10. When you’re following (or subscribed to) a blog, what is an absolute deal breaker that makes you quit reading immediately?

An absolute deal breaker for me when I'm subscribed to another blog, that would make me quit reading it, would be once they start bashing others publicly. That's not right at all.


Here are my ten nominees:

Boldly Fit with Amber

Mom's the Word

Coming Up Pink

Mama Needs Mana

The Wondering Brain

Mrs Tee- Love, Life, Laughter

Mrs. AOK, a Work in Progress

MommiFried

Ambitious Mommy

Thrifty Nifty Mommy

Here are my questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. If you could trade shoes with your spouse/significant other for one whole day, would you? Why?

3.Do you have a YouTube channel? Why or why not?

4. What age gap do you think is perfect between children? Why?

5. Did you have a hard time transitioning from working to stay at home parent? What were new challenges for you?

6.If you had a whole weekend to just yourself and spouse/significant other, how would you spend it?

7.What is your favorite social media outlet and why? ( Yes I stole this from my nominee's, nominee.

8. How do you juggle parenting/ working/ blogging?

9. How do you choose topics to blog about?

10.  What are your favorite topics to blog about? Why?


I look forward to reading all of your responses. :)



Friday, May 9, 2014

Little One's Easter

This will just be a quick update. We have a busy Mother's Day weekend, my cousins wedding is tomorrow afternoon, and Mother's Day is Sunday.
Update: I'm still on my weightloss journey, I keep meaning to do an update about it, but always get side tracked.I've started doing 30 Day Shred along with my shakes, and I'm seeing results!

Easter weekend was good, minus everyone getting sick. We bought a cute Easter dress for our daughter to wear, but she ended up getting severe diarrhea, for a couple of days so we just let her lounge in a diaper and onsie. We kept her full of fluids, since she wouldn't eat, (except for crackers). We did have a small egg hunt in her bedroom the morning of.
We ended up getting her one of those play houses that go outside, but since the weather just started getting nice out, my husband set it up in her bedroom. :) She's in love with it. She also got one of those small toy bins/seats. Disney Princess version, she's in love with that too, and somehow gets herself in the small storage boxes.

I took a couple of pictures.





Don't worry she didn't eat all the chocolate lol. She's only allowed a couple of pieces every now and again.
Oh I almost forgot, my husband had an awesome blanket made for me, and got me a " We love mom" pillow ( So cute ). It was supposed to be for our anniversary, but it took a bit longer to make than expected. I love it, and I can't believe he got it done. He always comes up with the best surprises.
For the Horde!

I hope everyone has a great Mother's Day weekend!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 2014 Loot Crate- DRAGON

Here is April's Loot Crate unboxing!

 For those of you who don't know what Loot Crate is. It's a monthly subscription box, full of geek and gamer products. You receive 6-8 awesome products in each box, and they're guaranteed to have a value of $30 or more ( for the box ). They ship to the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK. You can choose, 1 month plan, 3 months or 6 months. ( My husband and I have a monthly subscription ). 
Cost of box $13.37 + $6 shipping

This months crate theme was DRAGON. It says " From Westeros to Skyrim- epic items from far and wide"


Let me just say I was SUPER excited when I heard about this month's theme. Upon opening I couldn't wait to see what was in my Loot Crate.

First article in the mini mag. The History and Folklore Behind the Mythical Beast.
It gives a bit of history behind dragons and tells about an anthropologist and author of the book An Instinct for Dragons by  David E. Jones.
In this month's crate was:


 Elder Scrolls Online Exclusive Figure.
This figure was made just for Looters! I thought this was pretty awesome, that it's specifically for Loot Crate subscribers.

Game of Thrones Mystery Mini
I got the White Walker. They were random for everyone and I think there were 16 different ones. :/

 Dragon Jerky
Harcos Labs and Loot Crate Labs
This jerky was a cool idea, it was green in colour ( I'm guessing to look like dragon hide ) claims to be High in protein - low in danger"
My husband tried it because he's the jerky fan, and he hated it. He said it tasted chalky and bland and ended up throwing most of it out. :( Cool idea, but it wasn't for us.

Dragon Shield Screen Cover
I'm guessing this is a phone screen cleaner. I haven't used it yet, but that's what I'm getting from the description.

20 Sided Stress Dice & a 20 sided Polyhedral Dice
 The stress dice will come in handy for World of Warcraft nights lol.
My husband can have the polyhedral dice for Magic: The Gathering.



 Dragon Slayer Tag and exclusive Dragon pin
I was excited at first glance about this dragon tag, but upon further review of it, to me it feels cheap. Kind of like a prize you'd get out of those 25 cent machines.


To order Loot Crate click HERE.

*SIDE NOTE*

The following is my opinion only: I was super excited about this month's Loot Crate theme when I first heard about it. Once I received it however I was actually kind of disappointed. I was expecting more DRAGONS. There was an article in the mini mag, that could have been replaced by info on the author of the book mentioned on the first couple of pages.
To me, it should have been a Game of Thrones and Elder Scrolls Online theme. With all of the dragon lore and influence in the geek and gamer culture, I felt like they should have been able to include more things specifically about dragons. ( Like Smaug, or popular dragons, Dragon Heart, Dragon Magic Card, etc.)
I'm disappointed with this month's crate, however I'm looking forward and hopeful for the next Crate.

I realize that not all items will be favs for everyone.... just my thoughts.
I still love Loot Crate :)