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Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I can't believe summer is almost over for another year.

I'm totally envious of our blog friends who live in Arizona and California...especially in December. Our summer here has been very, VERY rainy and not very "summery" at all until August. This month has finally brought us some hot weather...over 100 degrees many days and we've been trying to cram in as much pool time as possible.

Katie is 20 months now and it's hard to keep her out of the water. She would spend her whole day playing in sprinklers and splashing around in the "big pool" if we let her. She's sporting a cute little tan, even though I slather her with SPF 60 all day long.

I just looked out the window and Chris is cleaning the pool as we speak (I write?). We have an unusually big yard (for being so close to the city center) which we love. We have a half dozen 50 year old maple and birch trees surrounding the pool. They're amazing and we love them, but what a MESS in the pool. I swear we could clean it every 2 hours through the spring, summer and fall. That job belongs to Chris, so I shouldn't really complain. So I won't.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

I Never Grew Up - New Baby Giveaway

I Never Grew Up is giving away an amazing kit from Bitty Basics!

The set includes:

  • one nursing cover
  • a diapers/wipes case
  • a mini bib (infant size)
  • burp cloth
  • small baby bracelet (0-6 months)
  • two binky clips- one for girl and one for boy. 

It is all in matching blue damask print- perfect for either boy or girl! This makes the ultimate baby gift!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Now What Baby - GIVEAWAY!!!

Now What Baby is giving away a Welcome Little One $150 package!

You can win an amazing prize pack valued at $150! Included inside this gift set are the following items:

  • 2 Baby Outfits from Sandra’s line “Messages from the Heart”
  • 1 copy of Welcome, Little One
  • 1 copy of Peek-a-boo, I Love You
  • 1 copy of Baby Love
  • 1 copy of My Blanket
  • 1 copy of Little Blossom
  • 1 copy of Goodnight, Little One
  • 1 copy of Butterfly Kisses
  • 1 copy of Love Bug
  • 1 copy of Bedtime Bunny
  • 1 copy of Little Angel

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

All American Mommy GIVEAWAY - Logitech WiLife Home Security System

All American Mommy is giving away a Logitech WiLife Home Security System! 

Ohhh...I'd LOVE this one! 

We've had our cars broken into a few times now. I would LOVE to catch the person doing it. I'm pretty sure it is someone who lived close by. Sigh. 

"The Logitech Indoor Video Security Master System is a revolutionary video security system available at a fraction of the cost of other systems. It's all plug and play--installation takes 15 minutes."

The Outdoor Camera is weatherproof and waterproof, ensuring year-round use even in harsh conditions.

  • Easy to use command center software
  • Email and cell phone alerts
  • Flexible mounting
  • No network required
  • Remote viewing by PC and phone or PDA

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Almost every night when Katie starts 
to get tired, she gets the giggles.  


5 Minutes for Mom's Ultimate Blog Party

5 Minutes for Mom is having an Ultimate Blog Party this week from March 20th - 27th and everyone is invited!! 

Head on over and read the instructions on how to participate. Prizes will be awarded and fun will be had!! I am participating and you can too. Join in the fun here as we celebrate and don't forget to post!!

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top picks would be:

INTL 3 — $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com
INTL 25 — $30 gift certificate to Cutest Baby on the Block
INTL 34 — $30 care package of Italian regional delicacies
USC 2 — $50 gift certificate to born2impress
USC 11 — See Kai Run baby/toddler shoes
USC 15 — $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com 
USC 26 — 10 $50.00 Gift Vouchers to Hatley
USC 45 — Shoes from Eleven Collection Spring/Summer 09'
USC 46 — Two pair Leg Huggers & a Onzie from Agoo
USC 47 — $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com 
USC 66 — $50.00 Gift Certificate Madre Gear
USC 69 — $25 give certificate to LaLa Baby Boutique

And if my top picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following:
INTL 8 — One Karmin Salon Pro G3 Hair Styling Iron
USC 6 — $50 gift certificate to iseemyface.com
USC 9 — $50 gift certificate to Salon Hive
USC 43 — Golden Dragon Faith Top and Ruffled Capri’s 3T
INTL 30 — $15 eGift Card to amazon.com

Join the fun!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Two of a kind, working on a full house GIVEAWAY

Two of a kind, working on a full house is giveing away a beautiful Bamboo blanket from SHI SHU STYLE!

I LOVE Bamboo clothing and blankets!! I just bought some socks and they are incrdibly soft. 

Go and enter!!

I never grew up - Gorgeous necklace Giveaway!

I never grew up and Cinnamon Sticks is awarding the winner a $35 gift card to this wonderful shop, you can use it towards a more expensive piece OR just pick from the numerous options in that price range.

LOVE her necklaces...so simple...perfect!

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Ultimate Block Party!

"It has become a tradition in the “momosphere.” It is the perfect event to build your network and have some serious blogging fun, all without stepping away from your machine…

Yes, ladies, it is — The Ultimate Blog Party — the destination for virtual partying.

The blogging life is about relationships — meaningful friendships that grow out of sharing who we are and getting to know one another.

And like real life friendships, online friends need a place to meet and mingle.(Some of my best online friends I met at our past Ultimate Blog Parties.)

So if you want to grow your network, meet new friends or promote your site, get ready for the Ultimate Blog Party 2009!!!"

Click here to join The Ultimate Block Party!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Everything Up Close - Steamboy Contest!

I would love to stop using ALL chemicals in our house and this would help me get rid of the last of them....floor cleaners. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Win a $25.00 gift card for Created By Mom

Win a $25.00 gift card for Created By Mom!!  

I never grew up is giving her readers this fantastic chance to win.  Head on over to enter. 

Monday, March 16, 2009

WIN a Flip Mino HD

"Ryan McLean from Smarter Wealth is giving away a brand new Flip Mino HD to one lucky reader. This will be the easiest Flip Mino HD to win because barely anyone is going to enter meaning more chances that you can win.

The Flip Mino HD is the coolest gadget around. You can shoot one hour of video in HD (so you can play it on your plasma) and you can even edit your footage right on your device. This device is so small that it will fit in your pocket so you will never miss capturing a moment ever again.

To enter all you have to do is sign up for Ryan’s newsletter and post about the competition.

Check out all the details of how you can enter the Win a Flip Mino HDcompetition now."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bubble Time!!!

Angela over at...

is having a photo contest.  And it's all about BUBBLES!

Here is my sweetie, Katie at about 5 months in the tub.  I have this photo in Black & White above our tub! :)

I ACTUALLY meant to post this on our family blog, but I just realized I'm on my other blog. Darn!

Magazine Giveaway!!! from a giveaway a day

A giveaway a day:

WIN your choice of one of the following magazines with a 1-year subscription!

Bon Appetit
Conde' Nast Portfolio
Conde' Nast Traveler
Golf Digest
Modern Bride
Teen Vogue
Vanity Fair

VISIT here to enter!!!

WIN a chic cart cover from chic-covers!!

WIN a chic cart cover from chic-covers!!

They have some GORGEOUS covers.

I especially LOVE the toddler seat versions.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

One luckey reader will win an Evolve Shower Head - Tulip in brushed nickel finish!

Frugal Mommy is giving away an Evolve Shower Head - Tulip in brushed nickel finish!

LOVE the idea of NOT wasting any more hot water than is neccessary!!  I think I'll buy one, even if I don't win. 

Barefoot Mommies is giving away TONS of Sally Hansen Nail Polish!

Head on over to Barefoot Mommies for their Sally Hansen GIVEAWAY!  

She is giving away the entire NEW line at Sally Hansen called Insta-Dri nail color.

Perfect for summer! :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Epson Printer Giveaway!!

Living life one day at a time is giving away an Epson Printer!!

NICE prizey!!!

Mommie Daze Giveaway!

Visit Mommie Daze to enter an amazing giveaway!!  

Lots of prizes to be won from Little Painted Polka Dots!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stationary ADDICT Alert!

Barefoot Mommy is giving away an amazing package to paper products!! My fav!

Go here to enter! 

Friday, February 27, 2009

See Kai Run shoes!!!

Mom Blogs are the BEST.  VISIT Accidental Mommies to enter a draw for See Kai Run shoes!!!

See kai run GIVEAWAY at A Latte in the Morning

Go HERE to enter the See Kai Run GIVEAWAY at A Latte in the Morning!!

I LOVE the Geneva shoes!!

A latte in the morning - Giving away a lisa leonard necklace

A latte in the morning is having a giveaway for a beautiful lisa leonard necklace!!

I've been following Lisa's blog for many months now and really enjoy reading her entries.  I LOVE her jewelry...simple and chic!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009s

My Organized Chaos

My Organized Chaos

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls

Two of a Kind

Nurse Mommy

Fabulous Fun Finds Featured Item

Grab Bag Reviews

Give Away Today

Give Away Today

A Canadian Moms View On Baby Gear

14 Sweet Weeks of Giveaways from The Lily Pad Blog!

Pretty Pink Momma

Shop Annies

Mom Blogs

A Give Away A Day

Simply Stacie

A Busy Mommy

Everything Up Close

barefoot mommy

Living Life One Day at a Time

Glimpse Reviews

Mommy Goggles

Grab Bag Reviews Baby Fever

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous


This Mom Shops

Cool Baby Kid

Cool Baby Kid

Designs by Vanessa

design baby

Sandier Pastures

The Mommy Diaries