I'm going to post all of my pictures along the way.. Please link me to yours as well!!!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I'll have something special for you!!!!!!! =)
The box has to be signed for & it says this!
Hailey.. I just wanted to publicly display my affection for you.
I absolutely love you my dear.
I love that your ALWAYS there for me!!!
I love that your one of the most selfless people I've ever met ( which rocks b/c I am WAY selfish! LOL)
I love that you bring Skye over & called her...
I love that you know me SO well!
I love that we've been friends for so long already & we will continue to be for so much longer!
Thanks for giving Mike and I & the boys SO many great gifts. your friendship.. of course,best the BEST of all!!!!!! (Although..Andy might argue the trains were the best.. to be honest!!! ;-)
I really want to pass on Rachel's wish.. and ask that ALL of my readers help us give this family our help..
Here is what Rachel is asking..
"Here is what I need, I won't tell you why I need it but just know it's a little project of mine. Remembering Noah. I've talked about this with a few people, very few because I am trying to keep this hush, hush for now. J doesn't even know anything about this. Since Noah passed away, we've sent him balloons on just about every occasion. I've always attached our address and you wouldn't believe how many have been sent back to us with nice little notes attached telling us of how they found the balloons and how our thoughts about Noah (which were attached as well) brought them so much joy, sadness and happiness to be apart of it all. So, my bloggy friends I am asking you to join me in this. His third birthday is fastly approaching and I want to do something for him. It's not going to be grand, it's not going to be seen around the world, maybe in some parts of the world but I am not expecting greatness here. It's just something small that helps us all heal and something that will keep my mind off the heartache that comes with celebrating a day that I should have with him. It also keeps his memory alive which is what I want more than anything in this world. So, here is where you come in. I need a picture. A simple picture of you, your children or anything including Noah's name or of your children releasing balloons for him. I am thinking balloons because that is something special we have done since day one. Write his name on a balloon, color it, paste it. It doesn't matter. Or you can do something else, anything you can think of. If you could add where you are from some where on it, I would love that but you don't have to. E-mail it to me at RachelCoviak@aol.com and be a part of celebrating a little boy who is gone from this world way too soon."
That's simple enough, take a picture, make a sign, write Noah's name in the sand & send it to Rachel. It will take ONE minute out of your day,but these pictures will remind everyone of Noah for all of eternity.
Noah's memory deserves much more than that of course, but if everyone can contribute ONE picture from all over the world, just think of what an impact that will make for Noah's memory AND his family.
For everyone who participates in this, you will get FIVE extra entries into ALL of my giveaways the entire month of May. Just CC me in your email to Rachel with your contribution to her project & you can enter 5 extra entries into every contest, just claim them Noah 1,2,3,4,5.
If you Twitter about Remembering Noah you can have 2 extra entries into each giveaway for the month of May as well. Enter them in comments as Twitter 1,2.
Rachel is a friend of a friend of mine, so I know not only does she have to be an amazing person, but that Noah was, IS too. Lets celebrate Noah and his memory & help Rachel do something AMAZING in honor of sweet Noah.
I'll be going around town this next month, in my yard, etc and making Noah signs & pictures for Rachel.. I hope you will be to!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
See that little list at the bottom of each giveaway??
-Follow me on Twitter
and so on & so on??
When you become a follower to my blog, you leave me a comment (in the contest which you wish to enter) saying "Hey.. bitch. I'm following you!'
When you follow me on Twitter, or you visit the site I ask you to visit, you leave a comment telling me which requirement you fulfilled..
Each comment is like a ticket. A ticket to the raffle. For each task you compete ( 1-follow in Twitter 2-follow on GFC) you enter a separate comment.
I take the number of comments and enter it into Random.org. It gives me a random number.
Say you were comment number 5,10 & 15 our of 15 comments.. That means you have 3 chances in 15 of being my random integer.
Basically, the more comments ( fulfillment of requirements for entries!) you get, the better your chance of being my winner!
So, to get caught up..here are all my winners for current ( now over, obviously..) giveaways =)
Simply Breastfeeding DVD-
I tried signing up for the newsletter on the site but when I click submit, it didn't do anything.
The SinuCleanse Kids Mist winner is...
Following you on Twitter...
My Hotel for Dogs winner is...
Jon, Hailey, and Skye said...
I took Skye to see this movie in theaters, and I am not sure who liked it more...her or me. It was super cute, and she sat through most of it (with only two potty breaks) which is AMAZING for a two year old, especially her, so that tells you what she thought of this movieI follow you :)
Check it out!!!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sweet 'n' Sassy Girls
Momdot Mom Blogs
A Little Bit Nutty
The Shopping Mama
Good Golly Miss Blondie
Free Sample Freak
The Not-So-Blog Blog
What's That Smell?
My Charmed Life
Time Slides By
The Story of a Princess and Her Hair
A Psych Mommy
Momma's Gone Over the Wall
3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
A Blog of Goodies
Single Rose Designs Blog
Green Mama's Pad
What Mommies Need
Through Hazel Eyes
Miracles on Mama Street
Mom Saving Cents
Frugal RI Mama
The Morris Bunch
Are Muffins Just Ugly Cupcakes? Where Do Squirrels poop?
Monday, April 27, 2009
It came personalized for us, with Echo right on the front cover! Too cute..
I popped it in when Andy asked for the "Doggy Movie" and wrapped up my dishes while listening to it in the other room..
I came in about 10 minutes into it to watch & plopped down on the couch.
As an avid dog lover, I could have just watched all the cute pooches!! I have to say, by the end of the movie, the kids we're running a'muck & I was glued to the couch watching this adorable movie!
Check out the press release for Hotel for Dogs...
"The hilarious family comedy HOTEL FOR DOGS finds a new home on April 28, 2009 when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew), Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), Don Cheadle (Ocean’s 11), Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) and Kevin Dillon (“Entourage”), the exciting and inspiring animal adventure shows just how far friendship and imagination can take you. When two orphans find themselves in a foster home with a strict “no pets” policy, they set out to find a home for their canine companion and end up creating a haven for all the strays in the city. Filled with loveable dogs and ingenious kids, HOTEL FOR DOGS has the kind of pedigree that the whole family can enjoy."
And its all so true! I absolutely loved this movie!!! The dogs, the ideas, the inventions, the perfect ending.. It was a perfect family movie. Andy liked it because of the dogs, of course but I think as the boys get older, this will be a family favorite because you laugh, you worry & you might POSSIBLY even tear up a tiiinnyy bit. I cant be sure as sometimes my eyes just water.
Hotel for Dogs will be released on DVD & Blu Ray April 28th but one of you can win a copy of your own!!
Enter by doing the following, one comment per item ( leave any links I need in a comment!)
-Follow me on Twitter
-Tweet about this Giveaway, you can tweet daily, just link me for each Tweet you do!
-Follow me on RSS feed.
-Blog about this Giveaway.
I'll pick a winner using Random.org on the day after the release! April 30th. Good Luck!
A year or so ago I found out about vinyl designs for walls. I loved the concept, they're removable, they aren't doing to damage the walls, they're all around great.. but.. they aren't too affordable & what if they don't have what your looking for??
..Wow.. my mirror is REALLY dirty huh?? Yikes!!! Mike put the design up for me & it didn't take but a few minutes, easy as pie he said, and it looks gorgeous!!! We've already had compliments on it from, well, the only 2 people who have visited since its been up. I love just looking at it, it sparks Mike to sing the country song "All because 2 people fell in love..." randomly through out the day while puts a smile on every ones face no matter the mood.
2- Sign up to follow their blog! ( I will be checking!)
-Follow me on Twitter
The winning number of M&M's was 294!!!!!!!!
That means our winner is....
or maybe, I should guess 298,
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'll be getting in contact with you to find out which you'll pick, an Anti Colic bottle set, or a pacifier set!!!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I am feeling gloomy tonight so I thought I'd perk myself up & picka winner for the awesome pair of See Kai Run shoes!!
I had an awesome 62 comments... but my lucky winner is...
Tweeted about the contest again http://twitter.com/runninlateagain
I'll be emailing you shortly!! Thanks to See Kai Run & everyone who entered!!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I was younger, of course everyone bent over & hello ..there was their thong!! (Thus the Thong Song, anyone??) Really, at 18 or 19 it was probably "okay" in our heads but looking back as an adult.. It's just NEVER okay.
Now as an adult who just keeps having kids, bending over presents a new problem, t-shirts ride up, & while I dont want to rear to show, I certianly dont need a mummy tummy peeking out either!
Welcome My Hip-T
I think I can sum this AMAZING product up best with one of my favorite things.. A little montage!!!
Is it just me, or does this awesome product not even NEED further explanation??? Yeah Yeah, I'm no super model anymore.. shut it.. but my Hip T actually made me feel damn hot!!!
I can bend & twist & jump & sit as I please & no crack, no muffin, no NOTHIN is going to pop out the top of my jeans. I LOVE it.
This is a MUST have for ANY mother. Sure, I've seen similar bands for pregnancy, nursing, but those are boring.. look at the ADORABLE prints My Hip T has!!
It's even loved by celebrities!! I personally, would buy anything that Lance Bass endorses, loves him!!!
Right now, they are offering free shipping & select Hip T's are 20% OFF!!!
As if that isnt a good enough deal, ONE reader will get any Hip- T of her choice!!!
Here is how to enter this noshowcrack-tabulous giveaway!!
Visit My Hip-T. Tell me which Hip-T you'd pick if you won!
If you do that, then you can work on extra entries, here are how you can get extra entries..
-Follow me ( be sure to leave a comment!)
-Follow me on Twitter
-Tweet about this giveaway!
I'll use Random.org to pull one lucky winner on April 29th!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
They arent kidding.
Just ask my washing machine.. and all the childrens clothes..
And poor Ryan who wont have a dry blankie to go to bed with tonight...
Or ask my husband, who WISHES I was JUST crabby right now..
So I ask you this diaper companies.. How the hell is it that your diapers can hold my whole damn washing machine top.. yet the time I'm caught out on a nature hike with no where to pee & baby diapers in my backpack you over flow on me?? Huh??
Assholes. I'll stick with cloth.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Q-eco.kid... why is eco.kid called eco.kid?
A-"We made some nice, pure hair products. We call them eco.kid, because that’s what they are—ecologically responsible, kid friendly products (no artificial fragrances, colourings or preservatives, no harsh surfactants).
eco.kid... formulated for kids"
"A child’s skin and scalp produces almost six times less oil on a daily basis than an adult’s and can be sensitive to synthetic perfumes, colours, preservatives, heavy film-forming conditioners and aggressive surfactants. eco.kid is an organic, healthier, biologically friendlier and more effective product range formulated exclusively for the hair, scalp and skin of children aged 3 to 12 years old and so is able to help prevent common problems faced by this age group. eco.kid... prevention is better than cure.™"
"We care about what we put into our products and we care about what our eco.kids rinse down the drain. eco.kid products use sulphate free, synthetic free, fully sustainable and readily bio-degradable ingredients that can be safely returned to the planet. This one gesture helps to create a sustainable future for our kids.
eco.kid was born from our determined belief that there is a better way to care for our kids’ hygiene and the environment we live in. eco.kid should be used as part of a healthier lifestyle for kids and the planet."
SinuCleanse is a safe, immediately effective NATURAL sinus relief that helps naturally relieve allergy symptoms, sinus headaches, congestion, nasal infection, even just the damages of dry air on your nasal cavity!
I have to be honest, I've heard about these Neti Pots for quite some time! I have friends who swear by them & my mom uses one too. However, due to being dunked in the water as a small child I have an extreme fear of things ( like liquids) going up no nose. Luckily ( this is sort of ironic to say luckily..) Ryan got the sniffles so I didnt have to try it out on myself, I got to test it on my own little guinea pig!! ( I'm such a bad mom!)
The real question, did it work?
Yep. It sure did!
Ryan stopped sniffling immediately. The true test was that he'd been sleeping poorly, the nasal whistle .. (moms all over nod "ahh yes" here) I cleaned his nose right before bed & I actually dont think he woke once. Which he wakes atleast twice when he is feeling perfect, so that was a REAL miracle!!
I've found the perfect solution for my kids allergies, colds & stuffy noses with SinuCleanse Kids Mist.
As for me.. I'm still a bit scared of the Neti Pot, so check THIS out!
It's the SinuCleanse Squeeze!! All the benefits of a Neti Pot but with no funky tilting for people like me who cant handle the madness. Plus, it has an amazing anti backwash technology, to keep it sterile for you germ a phobes out there.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
MomDot is a mom blog listing site that is run by mommy bloggers, Trisha, Alicia, and Bridgette.They run contests weekly, reviews on awesome (and not so awesome) products for families and kids, and talk about their lives. But more importantly, they feature bloggers and mom boutiques to give them an avenue to get their names out there, also assisting in google links! You can head out and list your blog for free and talk to them about doing an interview about you. Head on over and see what MomDot is about!
I heart me some Momdot.. check them out!!!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Okay.. I read the first one at Momdot & was like "Panda..dont they EAT YOU?!?!?!"
So I'm going to answer these as if the animals had absolutely NO chance of EVER snapping & attacking.. (((snort)) I really live in a dream world, dont I??
1-A sheepdog. Not too exciting, but I've always wanted one after my sister baby sat a teachers & I got to walk him & play with him as a kid =)
2- A bear..No wait.. they ate the Grizzly Man & HE was their FRIEND.. Okay ;-)
How about a ..... Mini Pony. I am obsessed with these little f-ers.. But THATS a post for another day!
3- A donkey. Just for the simple fact that I can say "No, I actually own that jackass!!!"
4- A cow. I dunno.. just always wanted one. Got bit bya cow once & my heart has been missing a lil sumthin ever since!
5- A monkey. No, not just any monkey.. I'm talking about one like the one on Passions, or Marcel from Friends . The type that would be my buddy & could make me Martinis.. I dont want the poo flinging type, but a martini making kind is a-ok with me!!!
Hm.. I have way more than 6 but...
6- Sugar Gliders. Mike & I had plans to adopt 2 tiny joeysiblings when they were ready to leave mom, but the weirdo took forever & we ended up getting a cat& moving cross country LOL It'dprobably a good thing as we ended up having kids & moving alot but..I really did love everything about those little guys & maybe someday I'll fill my empty nest with those nocturnal bugs!
Check out Momdot for more, Small Talk Six!!!!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Check out what I won today..
I was lucky enough to be drawn TWICE.. Boy I need to go grab a lotto ticket huh?? I just wanted to give a HUGE thanks to the lovelies over at MomDot for running this contest & um.. for my winning.
We cracked into it last night for Ryans birthday, unfortunately ( for him) he just got a nibble of the apple, but check Andy out...