Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Monkey's Meme

1. Name one person who made you smile today:
My daughter when she told me not to worry. It was hilarious.

2. What were you doing at 8am this morning?
Taking a shower.

3. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Trying to rearrange my blog.

4. What is your favorite candy bar?
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

5. Have you ever been to a strip club?
yes and that is all I have to say.

6. What was the last thing you had to drink?
diet coke.

7. What was the last thing you ate?
1/2 a veggie delight from subway

8. The last sporting event you watched?
baseball...not because i wanted to.

9. Do you go to church every Sunday?

10. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?

11. What are you doing tomorrow?
making polymer clay orders and a long list of cleaning duties while watching my children

12. What do you think of when you hear Australia?
my friend Amy from Giggleberry

13. Biggest annoyance right now?
Not being able to rearrange my blog the way I want it.

14. Last song listened to?
hmmm....not sure

15. Do you have a maid service clean your house?
no, wish i did

16. Are you jealous of anyone?

17. Is anyone jealous of you?

18. What do you usually do during the day?
Watch my children and spend way to much time on the computer.

19. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?

20. Are you thinking about someone right now?

for more sunday stealing go here

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Grosgrain: Vintage Wedding Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Very pretty!! Click on link below to go on over and check out more photos of this dress.

Vintage Wedding Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Giveaway Thursday 5/28

Swag Studio is giving away a camera strap by cottoncandybynatalie. (ends 5/31)

Piece of ME is giving away a $20 GC to Snug N Luv. (ends 6/2)

Etsy It Up! is giving away a custom birthday hat by Espie May Crafts. (ends 5/30)

Divine Chaos is giving away a Magnetic Activity Garden from Kushies. (ends 5/28)

Thrifty & Chic Mom is giving away a hand stamped bracelet from RHB Designs. (ends 5/31)

Life Staring Ellie and Eve is giving away a $50 GC to Fancy Fortune Cookies (ends 6/1)

Life Staring Ellie and Eve
is giving away a Water Rush Quarry from Step2. (ends 6/3)

The Dirty Shirt is giving away a $30 GC to Edible Gifts Plus. (ends 6/4)

The Lettered Cottage is participating the the Cottage Charm Giveaway and giving away 2 Quote Jars. (ends 5/31)

The Art of Indecision is giving away a white Tank with vintage Holly Hobbie applique, adjustable fabric necklace and a yo-yo broach. (ends 5/31)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

The other morning while my son was waiting for the bus he got all excited and ran in the house to tell me about something he found...Here it is....a tiny snail.
Ok, not so worldless. ;)
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday

So this isn't photo's, but it sure takes me back.
I LOVED this video on MTV!

You can participate and/or check out other Take Me Back Tuesday posts at A Giveaway Addicted Mommy.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Not Me Monday - wk4

  • This week, I did not come down with the cold my family had already all had. I did not hack for the whole week and my chest does not still hurt and I am not still hacking.
  • I did not give most of our baby gear to my brother in law to sell at their garage sale this past weekend. It did not feel great to get rid of things I no longer need, but sad to give up things I have had since my son was born almost 8 yrs ago. *sigh**, not me!
  • I did not wash my husband keys to my car (including the button) twice this week. He must have left them in his jeans and then I washed them. I did not forget the load was in the washer and have to wash it a second time....thus not washing them twice.
  • I was not pissed off that internet explorer decided that it would not open my blog and 1/2 of the other blogspot blogs I follow/subscribe. I did not find Firefox this week and fall in love. I did not do a little happy dance. I would never be that happy over a computer program. ('s free and if you want to download it click here.)
  • I did not go to the local carnival this weekend and comment on how most of the people walking around had no teeth. Nope not me!
  • I did not feel saddened by this blog post last night and decide I have to help once again. I would never give all the proceeds to this and this to this family.

This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What are you doing?...

My kids are doing lots of this...While I do this in my Florida Room...While I watch them do this...yep Lily mama sees you. =D
And you too, Ian! (While Lily looks on and tries to figure out what you are building.)I think she is still wondering what he is building...
My husband & brother in law built this sandbox in the summer of 2006 and it has gotten LOTS of use since then. I had one as a child my dad built and my sister and I LOVED playing in it.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

More giveaways...

I found more giveaways around the bloggy world I wanted to share...

Sew Inspiring
is giving away a pair of Livie & Luca a shoes. (ends 5/27)

emmarie Designs is giving away 2 $10 GC to inlovewithart. (ends 5/27)

Jamie's Precious Peas is giving away custom culottes from Felicity Cottage (ends 5/30)

EtsyExpo is giving away a lampshade from Shades of Splendor. (ends 5/24)

Deb's Favorite Giveaways is giving away a $25 GC to
Layers Clothing. (ends 5/29)

Amanda is giving away a pair of flip flops from
Top It Off Accessories. (ends 5/24)

Go Graham Go
is giving away a $25 GC to
Cute Clips and More. (ends 5/25)

Forever & Always is giving away a necklace from (ends 5/25)

Divine Chaos is giving away a $50 GC to BobEvans. (ends 5/26)

Simply Stacey is giving away a $15 GC to All Things Girly. (ends 5/27)

So Lovely Creations is giving away a magnet board. (ends 5/25)

Win a blog revamp

I am crossing my fingers and toes for this one.
Gis, the author of this blogger template I am currently using, is giving away a blog revamp.
Her blog designs are amazing! She also has a bunch of amazing free ones.
I blogged about Gis and her designs here.
Go on over here to enter. (ends 6/15)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Follower Issues

For some reason internet explorer will not open blogger blogs. I figured out it was my followers widget. I have since removed it (which makes me sad) and will put it back when blogger figures out their issues. You can still follow my blog. To do that you can add a blog to follow on your blogger dashboard. I hope they fix it soon.

I am now using firefox browser instead of internet explorer and it opens all of the blogs fine. I have also found that firefox is faster.

And because I hate posting without photos here are some I took of the kids the other day. The digger my son is on was found by the side of the road by my father when my son was 3. I can't believe he is turning 8 this summer.

Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Hope everyone has a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!

Here are a few patriotic finds from Etsy.

  1. 2 PC Custom Patriotic Set by Imbornagain
  2. INDEPENDENCE Children's Red, White and Blue Dancing Freshwater Pearl Bracelet by LittleDiddleBoutique
  3. Sweet Land of Liberty Flash Card Garland by CariKraft
  4. patriotic partypoms - set of 7 by PartyPoms
  5. Set of 3...Let Freedom Ring...Tussie Mussie Cone by PaperEclectiques
  6. America Poppy Blooms by poppychicdesigns

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Giveaway Thursday 5/21

Piece of ME is giving away a Daddy's Little Girl Handprint Frame or a Daddy's Little Boy Handprint Frame from The Grandparent Gift Co. (ends 5/28)

Two of a kind, working on a full house is giving away premade blogger template from Simply Yours Designs. (5/26)

An Ordinary Life is giving away Mickey’s Big Splash. (ends 5/25)

Simply Me is giving away personalized tee shirt from Whimsy Couture. (ends 5/30)

New England Quilter is participating in the Artfire Pink and Green Blog Tour and giving away Pink and Green Fat Quarter. (ends 5/24) Go on over and check out the Artfire Pink and Green Blog Tour, there are a bunch more giveaways over there, too.

Just for Me...and You is giving away an apron of your choice from Boojiboo. (ends 5/27)

J. Leigh Designs is giving away this ring from Sea Babe Jewelry . (ends 6/5)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday

November 13th, 2005
How time flies. We moved into our current house the day before Halloween in 2005. This is what it looked like when we moved in. All of the bushes are gone now and so are the awnings (what I referred to as eyelids). Those big bushes on either side of the steps were tied to the porch. Weird thing happened when we pulled out the bushes, my son cried when we pulled out the mini pine tree on the left of the picture. I have no idea why he was all of a sudden so attached to the mini pine tree. What I did uncover when we pulled out everything was a ton of Day Lilies. We kept those and put them on either side of the steps.
You can participate and/or check out other Take Me Back Tuesday posts at A Giveaway Addicted Mommy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I ♥ Faces - Week 19

This weeks theme at I ♥ Faces is Blurb Book Photo Contest.

***edited to add, I took this picture a few weeks ago of my daughter. I did not crop the photo, I just zoomed in close.

I am submitting this photo into the Blurb Book photo contest. I am granting I ♥ Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I ♥ Faces web sites.

Not Me Monday - wk3

Welcome to Not Me, Monday. Here is a list of things I did not do this week.

  • I did not have a conversation with my husband this week where "Max & Ruby's" parents are? That was after I did not get asked by my son where the parents of all the "Little Einsteins" are. Ok, so I am not pathetic. I always dreamed on spending an evening debating cartoons. I would never do that.
  • I am not tired of repeating myself over and over again. Seriously, I am not.
  • I did not come up with a reward/incentive plan for my almost 8yr old son. His arguing/listening skills have gotten out of wack. My husband & I did not tell him he gets $10 in quarters a week as an allowance. But there was not a hitch, he looses 1 quarter for every time he misbehaves. At the end of the week we give him 1/2 the money that is left and the other 1/2 goes into the bank. I certainly would not bribe my kid. **Edited to add my son had $4.50 left at the end of the week.
  • I was not happy to see the toy we were testing for Fisher Price go back to the toy lab on Thursday. I was not happy to get $45 dollars to give it back either.
  • I did not enjoy every moment of my scrapbooking day yesterday. I did not realize once again that I really do need to clean out the product I am not ever going to use and get rid of it.
  • I did not feel an ounce of sadness when I realized my baby girl is no longer a baby, thus she doesn't need the baby toys anymore. *sigh*, I definitely was not sad.
  • I certainly did not ask my daughter if she wanted to wear her tutu outside so I could take TONS of pictures. I would never do that! She did not change into 3 different tutus and love every moment of it.
This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Grosgrain: Bubble Blowing Skirt and Top GIVEAWAY!!!!

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