Saturday, March 31, 2012

Silly Saturday 3/31/12

Mom: “I got a call at quarter to seven. No. {pause} No, it was probably more like six forty five.”

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Five Question Friday 3/30/12

1. What giveaway would you like to do on your blog? 
I’d like to giveaway anything that I believe in — cloth diapers, breastfeeding products, household products I like, etc.

2. If you had to choose between natural artistic ability and natural athletic ability, which would it be?
This is a hard one. I’d like to be more athletic and more in shape, for sure. I’d love to be able to teach the boys different sports. But at the same time, I definitely wish I was more artistic. I’m not sure how to answer this!

3. Do you ditch the coat the minute it becomes “spring” or are you a holdout for more cool temps?
I’m a wuss for being cold. I hate being cold. So I bring a jacket until it’s much warmer

4. What would you do if you won the mega millions lotto of 1/2 billion dollars?
There is a mega millions sign on my way into work so I think about this often. My answer is pretty boring. I would pay off our house and make the improvements to it that we’d like to make (painting, finishing the basement, etc) I’d also possibly buy a new house somewhere else. I’d buy all the things I’m wanting to try but can’t afford. I’d put most of it into college savings for the boys and I’d have another child because I wouldn’t have to worry about the financial aspect of that. I’d give lots of money to charity – especially The American Cancer Society and The ASPCA. Then I’d save save save. 

5. You are at a hotel by yourself…what do you do?
This is easy and also a fantasy of mine. I’d sleep! Sleep sleep sleep! Sleep until I want to wake up. No alarms. No kids coming in to pull the covers off of me. Just me and my body resting until I no longer need it. Then I’d spend some time in the pool and hot tub. And then I’d probably sleep some more. Wow, is that boring of what? 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

{Wordless Wednesday} Happiness

I love these bold and funky nail colors!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Win a Lifetime of Cloth Diapers from Booty Buns! A $546 value!!

** Disclaimer: I have teamed up with several other bloggers to offer this giveaway to you. This post was not written by me, nor have I personally tried these diapers {but I sure would like to!}. The content below was written by Ashlyn of Daily Mothering **

Booty Buns Giveaway Event
Welcome to the Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers! Over 175 blogs have teamed up to present this amazing cloth diaper giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering.
Here’s your chance to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

This amazing cloth diaper prize pack includes:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)

First, a little about Booty Buns…

Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
In case you haven’t heard about them, Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are incredible one-size cloth diapers that truly fit from birth to potty training! They feature a snap-down rise with 5 different snap settings (most one-size diapers only have 3!) and a waist with 10 regular snap settings plus 2 crossover snap settings. The diapers have hip snaps to prevent wing droop on smaller sizes. The incredible size range of this diaper fits from 3-45 lbs!
Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are pocket diapers and each diaper includes 2 snap-on microfiber inserts that can be stuffed into the diaper or laid on top with the included cotton flannel liner against your child’s skin. The diapers have a waterproof PUL outer and a soft suedecloth inner with dual gussets on the inner lining to ensure everything stays IN the diaper! Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers come in an assortment of bright colors and each diaper includes a matching handmade flannel/terry wipe. You can find out more about the diapers at Booty Buns, or check out the detailed Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diaper Review at Daily Mothering!
Booty Buns Cloth Diapers
Booty Buns is dedicated to encouraging others to “go green” and “give charity.” Shannon, the owner of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers, leads by example. For every diaper that Booty Buns sells, she donates one Booty Buns Cloth Diaper to a child in need in the US and third-world countries. Booty Buns is the exclusive cloth diapers donator for Operation Showers Of Appreciation, and they are also donating diapers to babies that have severe medical issues here in the US. Shannon hopes to donate a lifetime supply of cloth diapers {20 diapers} to every baby in need around the globe. You can join in this effort by purchasing your own set of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers and telling your friends about Booty Buns!
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Five Question Friday 3/23/12

1. If you were free to just hop in the car and drive, where would you go? Or, if you could hop a plane and go anywhere, where? 
I’d like to go to the Carolinas 🙂 Planning a trip soon!

2. What’s your most recently read favorite book?
I think this is obvious but… THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!
Hunger games.jpg 

3. What’s your favorite Spring Break memory?
It’s been a really really long time since I’ve had a spring break so I’m not really sure. 

4. What do you put in your child’s Easter basket? Or, for those w/o kids, what was put in your childhood basket?
I am trying to not put a ton of candy in their baskets. Last year Jordan’s had cloth diapers, baby legs, Sophie the Giraffe…. I can’t remember what was in Jacob’s. This year I got them both lots of books, some socks, a shirt, and a few other things. I do plan to get some candy or treats too but I haven’t yet. 

5. Do you get a summer haircut?
Sometimes. Last year I cut my hair really short in the summer. I think I’m about due for another short haircut again. 

I am linking up this entry as part of My Little Life’s Five Question Friday blog hop. Stop by and join in the fun! 

Mega Swagbucks Friday!

It’s another Mega Swagbucks Friday, where you have a greater chance of earning higher value swagbucks! In addition to that, Swagbucks is having their March Swagness currently and they are offering a code worth 70 SB for new sign-ups! Now, when you sign up you will receive 100 SB instead of the usual 30. {Today’s goal is 100 so you will also receive a bonus!} If you haven’t already signed up, you really have nothing to lose! But lots to gain. Go check it out and start earning your way to free products and gift cards!

Enter code MARCHSWAG during registration to receive your extra 70 points.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Shutterfly Photo Book

Enter below for your chance to win a code for a 20 page 8×8 hardcover photo book from Shutterfly.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

{Wordless Wednesday} St. Patrick’s Day

Jake liked his green milk

green cheese, green butter, and green breadsticks

green spaghetti

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Little Things

Do you want to know why I love my children? This is why…

Jacob collects pine cones. We pick them up on walks and he keeps his collection at the bottom of our stroller.

Jordan communicates with dogs. Whenever he hears a dog bark, he mimics that dog’s bark as if he’s having a conversation with them.

Their quirks make them absolutely irresistible to me! Love them so much!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Swagbucks presents March Swagness


March Swagness has come to Swagbucks – it’s all about you earning bonus Swag Bucks while doing all of the things you’re already doing on Swagbucks. Every day they’ll give you an earning goal, which you’ll find on their homepage. As you earn Swag Bucks throughout the day, that meter will fill up and when it’s full, you’ll have earned your bonus for the day. The bonus will always be 10% of that day’s goal.

Be sure to check in everyday, as the earning goal for any given day could be higher or lower than the day before. Your total bonus amount will continue to accumulate each day, and your bonus amount will be applied by April 5th. This special promotion runs through April 2nd. If you hit the earning goal every single day of March Swagness, your bonus amount will be doubled!

EVERYTHING you earn on Swagbucks counts towards March Swagness – including (but limited to) Search, Surveys, Tasks, Swag Codes, Special Offers, Referral Bucks, Winning Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays, Hashtag and Comment hookups – if you earn it from us, it counts towards the day it was earned!

Get your March Swagness on starting tomorrow, when the goal will be 50 Swag Bucks


Today we took a trip to the Frederick Meijer Gardens to see the butterfly exhibit. Jacob was really excited to go see the “buh-flies”! We went with Matt’s grandma, G.G. and my mom, Lolo. Here’s a few pictures I snapped while we were there.

 Lolo teaching Jacob about a butterfly chrysalis

We found a tree that looked like Lolo’s hair. Tehehehe.

Jordy and Lolo

These butterflies were my favorite! It’s hard to tell from the picture but they were significantly bigger than an average butterfly. They also didn’t like to land so I chased them around for a long long time before I was finally able to catch this one!

Lolo and Jacob

Proud Mama Monday 3/19/12

Yesterday Jacob sang in the church choir for the first time. His group is called The Cherubs and it is made up of 3-5 year olds (pre-k). They sang two songs: “God So Loved The World” (to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”) and “If You’re Saved and You Know It” (to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”) While it wasn’t perfect, Jacob still did a great job singing. We just need to work on him staying where he’s supposed to stay. I think putting him on the end was not a great idea — he wanders. And he completely sat down during the second performance (they sang at both the 9.15 and the 10.45 services) But either way, I was proud of him! I look forward to the many more performances he’ll have. 

{Jacob is in the front row all the way to the right — green shirt}

The 9.15 service

The 10.45 service

{Sorry, the quality of these videos are TERRIBLE when I upload them to here!}

lining up practicing

in between services. all the little kids were loving on jordan, so cute

at least my kid wasn’t the only one being goofy 🙂

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Sneak Peek! $500+ Cloth Diaper Giveaway Starts Saturday!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
Would you like to win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of cloth diapers?!
The Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers starts this Saturday, March 24th!

Over 175 blogs are coming together to present this fantastic fluffy giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering. Mark your calendar because you don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

ONE WINNER will receive a gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!
And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!

This amazing prize pack will include:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)
This giveaway will be open to U.S. and Canada.

Come back March 24-31 for your chance to win it all!

Friday, March 16, 2012


Today I walked into Gymboree. I should have known better. I mean, really. But I went in anyway. And here are just a few of the items I had a very very very hard time walking away without…. {then again, they are having a sale right now so…….}

Stripe Pique Polo Shirt
Chest Stripe Zip Jacket

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Stripe Dinosaur Long Sleeve Tee
Jordan really liked this one. His tail flaps!

Turtle Friends Tee

And like I said, these are just a FEW of the things I wanted to buy!!

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