Monday, November 2, 2009

Beads, Bangles, & Bands Giveaway Winner!!!

My post HERE about the Beads, Bangles, & Bands giveaway for October... and I won!!!! Thank you! Here is what I chose:



And don't forget to enter their monthly drawing! Here is a link for November's drawing.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shade Clothing Giveaway!

Sweet Life in the Valley is doing a giveaway for Shade Clothing - go enter! Win a $25 certificate!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Delicae Gourmet Giveaway!

Delicae Gourmet giveaway by Just for Me... and You... you can win $25 worth of the products on their website!

SproutBaby Giveaway!

Just for Me... and You is doing another giveaway - a $25 gift certificate to SproutBaby!

Shabby Apple Giveaway!!!!!

Just for Me... and You is giving away a fabulous dress from Shabby Apple!

ModBe Giveaway!

Just for Me... and You is giving away a pair of either the Naomi or London Jeans from ModBe!

Learning Curve Giveaway!

Feisty, Frugal & Fabulous is giving away a Lamaze Space Symphony Motion Gym from Learning Curve! Go to their website to enter!

Shade Clothing Giveaway!

Just for Me... and You is giving away a denim skirt from Shade Clothing! Go to their site to enter!

Friday, October 9, 2009

We love colors Giveaway!

Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous is doing another giveaway! A pair of colored tights! Cute!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Beads, Bangles, & Bands Giveaway!

Go over to their blog to enter into the giveaway for an interchangeable watch band & watch face!! Wish me luck!

Owl and Pussycat Masks GIVEAWAY!!!!

Owl and Pussycat Masks GIVEAWAY!!!!
Wish me luck!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sisters Suburban Giveaway!

Make it & Love it is doing a giveaway for Sisters Suburban - cute beanies! Go to Make it & Love it to enter!

Avon Giveaway!

Fabulessly Frugal is doing an Avon giveaway for pampering! Head over to their website for a chance to enter!

Friday, October 2, 2009

You Need a Budget!! (Giveaway)

YNAB is giving away a program to help you budget. Fabulessly Frugal is hosting the giveaway HERE! Good luck!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tiny Seamstress Designs Giveaway

Go over to Make it & Love it to enter to win a $30 gift certificate from Tiny Seamstress Designs. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My April Snow GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

My April Snow GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!
So PRETTY! Wish me luck!

Spa Time Baby Giveaway

Go over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win something from Spa Time Baby.

The Perfect Baby Handbook Giveaway

Go over to Shooting Stars Mag to enter to win a copy of The Perfect Baby Handbook. Good luck!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ErgoPouch Giveaway!

Go over to Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous to enter to win a wearable baby sleeping bag!

FreckleBox Giveaway!

Go over to Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous to read about what Freckle Box is and to enter in the giveaway!

Waterpik Eco-Flow (showerhead) Giveaway!

Go over to Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous to enter to win a shower head by Waterpik!

Julie & Julia book Giveaway!

Go over to Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous to enter to win a copy of Julie Powell's book "Julie & Julia."

Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag Giveaway!

Go over to Fiesty, Frugal, & Fabulous to enter to win a Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag!

Crazy Forts Giveaway!

Go over to Fiesty, Frugal, & Fabulous to enter to win a Crazy Forts set!

Karito Kids Giveaway!

Go over to Fiesty, Frugal, & Fabulous to enter to win one of the multicultural dolls from Karito Kids!

Livie & Luca Giveaway!

Go over to Fiesty, Frugal, & Fabulous to enter to win a pair of cute little shoes for your kid!

Go Diego, Go! DVD Giveaway

Go on over to Fiesty, Frugal, & Fabulous for a chance to win Go Diego Go! Diego's Arctic Adventure on DVD. Good Luck!

Beads, Bangles, & Bands Giveaway!

Interchangeable watch band & watch face are being given away at Beads, Bangles, & Bands! Go to the September Giveaway to enter!

Lisa Leonard Designs Jewelry GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Lisa Leonard Designs Jewelry GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Family photos - Pedigree

climbing on the roof

i had a wood burning stove growing up (til i was 10). we had stacks after stacks of logs to split. thankfully we moved before it was one of my chores. those stacks of logs were under a covered porch in the backyard. the right side of the porch didn't have a wall. this meant (in my little brain at the time - i was probably 7) that the log stacks were a perfect "ladder" of sorts to climb to the roof. i wanted to bring someone with me on this adventure, and so i chose my younger sister (about 4) to join me. luckily no one got hurt, but the covered porch had fiberglass shingles. after getting in trouble and scolded to get down, we both itched like crazy! i wanted to go back up there again someday, but the memory of that itchiness must have stopped me.

Birthday Party: FLOR Rugs *Giveaway*

Go on over to MommyMandy to enter to win a rug by FLOR! Wish me luck!

Shade Clothing Giveaway!

Go on over to Uber Chic for Cheap to enter to win a giveaway for a drape front cardigan from Shade clothing. I hope I win!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Made by Rae Jackpack Backpack GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Made by Rae Jackpack Backpack GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Great Ideas from Vanilla Joy

Do you need a little help organizing your craft room?

Lately, my husband and I have been doing the same old dinner-and-a-movie dates. Need some creative date ideas?

Have specific skin issues that you need help with? Obaji skin care products can help!

Scrapbooking can make a mess and take up so much room in your home. Do you need some scrapbooking furniture to help organize your memory making?

Heard of sign language for babies? Learn to teach your baby sign language to communicate earlier with your baby!

Let me know if any of these ideas helped you!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

my brother & the dried worm

when i was 6 or 7 i was playing behind one of the couches in our family room when i found a dried up earth worm (no clue how it got there...). i wasn't too afraid of worms, so i picked it up and examined it. i brought it around the house with me trying to figure out what i wanted to do with it.

my brother, jeff, was sitting in a chair in the family room, when i started down the stairs towards him. i thought i'd try a trick i'd seen recently. i hid the worm behind my back and said, "close your eyes and open your mouth and i'll give you a big surprise!" honestly, i didn't think he would fall for it. but i guess he trusted me!

immediately after placing the dried up worm in his wide-open mouth jeff began puking uncontrollably. he ran to the bathroom yelling at me and demanding what i had put in his mouth. he continued to puke but now into the toilet, which made me nauseous. since he was yelling so loudly the commotion attracted my mother. she asked me what i put into his mouth and i told her a dried up worm. "where did you find it?!!?" i told her behind the couch. then she scolded me and told me i would have to clean up the toilet now that jeff was finished. i started to clean it up but complained that i would throw up if i had to keep cleaning the toilet and got out of finishing.

jeff learned his lesson and never let me trick him again!

Gaga Bum Reversible Pinafore GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Gaga Bum Reversible Pinafore GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Haircuts

when i was 4 or 5, i would watch my mother cut my father's and siblings hair. i wanted to be just like her! i had cut one of my barbie's hair, but it turned out ugly. i figured it turned out so ugly because it was fake hair (it wasn't my hair cutting skills...). my little sister is 3 years younger than me, so 1 or 2 years old. her hair was a couple inches long and super curly. i wanted to practice my skills on a real person, so i tracked down a pair of "safety scissors" from old school supplies around the house. then i found my sister watching t.v. in the family room. first i asked her if it was okay to cut her hair and she said yes. why wouldn't she? she probably didn't realize what would happen. then i proceeded to carefully cute every lock of hair off of her head. i cut it off as close to her scalp as i could. luckily i didn't hurt her. after i finished, i saw the big pile of hair i had created, and needed to throw it away. so i went to get a garbage can, and got side-tracked. my mother found my sister in front of the t.v. with the pile of hair and assumed it was me. she came and found me and asked if i had done it. my parents sat me down and told me that if i ever did it again, my own hair would be cut short.

a little while later...

while at a friend's house that was babysitting, i found a pair of scissors and thought about what a good idea it would be to cut hair. i found my sister and cut some of her hair. when i got home and my mother saw what i had done, she sat me in the chair and proceeded to cut my hair. i bawled the entire time because i didn't want short hair. she cut it like a long boy's haircut - a "bowl cut." i thought it was the ugliest haircut in the world (looking back on it, i still think it looks pretty bad...). my parents sat me down once again, and said if i ever cut my sister's hair again, they would shave my head bald. needless to say, i learned my lesson and never cut her hair again.

Teachers Pet Cardi, Simple Tee and Poppy Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Teachers Pet Cardi, Simple Tee and Poppy Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

my first flashlight

my dad really likes running. in fact, i can't remember the first time i went to the track as a little girl to see what my new fastest time would be. he liked to see how far and how fast i could run. one year, i was either 6 or 7 years old, he asked me if i wanted to run a 5k down by the snake river. it used to be called "bridge to braves" since it was from the snake river bridge to the braves stadium. now it is called "scenic river classic" or something like that. in response, i was excited my dad asked me to run! flattered, even! now, 3.1 miles may not seem like a very far distance as an adult, but as a kid it felt like a marathon. i probably came in just under or over an hour (20 minute miles... i could walk that now). anyway, at the end of the race, they always had great harvest bread, orange and watermelon slices, gatorade - you know - the typical after-race energy food. they also did a raffle where your race number was placed in a jar to be drawn for prizes. my dad, my brother, and my sister all ran the race, too, so we had a pretty good chance of winning something. my brother's number got called first - a BIKE! pretty sweet. my sister's got called next... i can't remember what she won. there weren't many prizes left and then my number got called - a pink flashlight that had a magnet on it to stick it to the fridge. LAME. seriously? a flashlight? i was still excited to win something, i guess. my dad's number never got called. he was curious to see how many numbers were left in the jar, and there were 2 numbers left! my dad's was one of them. man, he has bad luck. at least i won a flashlight.

The Pod Swaddler Pattern GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

The Pod Swaddler Pattern GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Black & White Purse

http://thesewingroombakersfield.blogspot.com/2009/08/gratitude-and-give-way.html

Sew Cute Shop Amy Butler Birdie Sling GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sew Cute Shop Amy Butler Birdie Sling GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Everyday May Childrens Toolbelt GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Everyday May Childrens Toolbelt GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Kookles Nursing Cover GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Kookles Nursing Cover GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

I love free stuff!

why, do you ask? i love winning contests. maybe it is a sub-concious self esteem booster. hmmm...

i always liked winning coloring contests. in second grade there was a pepsi coloring contest and i won a t-shirt. since the contest was among the entire elementary school, obviously the shirt was way too big - especially if you know me. since it was my very own t-shirt (my mom didn't buy THIS one), i decided to take matters into my own hands. when i got home from school, i changed into my new t-shirt and got out a pair of scissors. i found where the shirt came to the top of my pants and started cutting. well this proved harder than i thought it would be, so i decided it was a good starting point and took the shirt off. i kept cutting around the shirt since now i had easier access to the shirt. once i got back to my starting point, i had cut the shirt shorter than i had anticipated, so... i needed to trim the rest of the shirt. i kept cutting and cutting until i was satisfied the "hem" was "straight." i put the shirt back on and paraded around my house to show my family my new prize. when my mom saw what i had done (and how this shirt now showed an inch or two of my belly) she said, "you ruined the shirt! it was brand new!" of course i was upset my mom didn't like my "altering job" and stormed out of the room. when i looked in the mirror, i saw how my belly was showing and realized my mom was right. i took the shirt off and threw it on the ground. i never saw that shirt again.

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