Monday, June 30, 2008
http://cinnamonandhoney.blogspot.com Check out Robin's lovely cards and if you have the latest TV Guide read her excellent interview with Molly Ringwald. You heard me right Robin is a writer for one of my favorite magazines TV Guide!!!
http://www.alithelazydog.com/ Ali has amazing recipes and the cutest boys stop by and say hi to her.
http://cheaperthantherapyjen.blogspot.com/ Jen is a mom of three adorable kiddos and has something interesting every day on her blog. She takes amazing pictures and while you are there check out her latest wine labels.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Look how close the Geese came to the dock. Three Geese familes swim around the lake together and stop by for a visit. The babies aren't really babies anymore.
Always make some time for some video games. Look who's driving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will's Firetruck, but don't ask him to get in the water becuase he says it is toooooooooooooooo cold!
What did you do this weekend?
Saturday, June 28, 2008
|What Your Fridge Says About You|
You tend to be a fairly thrifty person. You splurge occasionally, but you're mostly a saver.
You are a very adventurous person. You love to try new things, and you get bored very easily.
You try to be responsible, but you don't always succeed. Your heart is in the right place though.
You are likely to be married - and very busy.
Friday, June 27, 2008
The Solution........ A Bebesniklefritz headband!!!
I have been on a quest for the perfect head band for many years and finally found it at http://www.bebesniklefritz.etsy.com What is great about these headbands is that they have a Velcro closure and are reversible. I purchased two headbands and LOVE THEM! Both headbands were custom made with fabrics I hand picked. The fabrics I chose are Amy Butler, anyone who knows me knows that I am crazy for anything Amy Butler these days.
They also have head bands for little girls. You have to stop by their shop.
So tell me how do you combat BAD HAIR Days? Do BAD HAIR DAYS affect you as much as they affect me??
Thursday, June 26, 2008
My favorite summer time drink is 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 ice tea. I love the new Simply Lemonade. It tastes just like fresh squeezed with out all the work. The best part is that you can get it at most grocery stores. I brew ice tea with my Mr. Coffee Ice tea maker and keep it chilled in the fridge. Pour over ice and enjoy! Will calls it "Mama's drink" and he loves it also.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Doesn't it just feel good to give! Whether you give a helping hand, a smile to a stranger or pass on an item you no longer have use for giving just feels good! When you give without expecting anything in return you will receive.
Please join me in the 29 Day giving challenge. You can sign up at http://www.29gifts.org
To kick off my 29 Day giving challenge I would like to announce the winners of the free Ben and Jerry's ice cream:
The winners are:
Congrats you were randomly selected by Will!
Monday, June 23, 2008
When I watch Army Wives it really makes you see what our soldiers families are going through. How hard and scary it must be to first be away from your loved ones and to wonder every day if they are safe. Missing their kids events and Mom's raising their kiddos most of the time on their own. I think the show seems to do a great job giving us an inside view of what it may be like. I designed the "I Am Proud of my Soldier" in honor of all of the wives and moms who are waiting for the soldiers safe return.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
As a kid I can remember how excited I was when our local city pool opened. Once the pool opened it meant summer was officially here. I spent most days at the pool with neighborhood friends. We had a group that would walk up to the pool and stay all day. We stayed in that pool until we were completely water logged most days until it was closed. We would then walk home all together only to do it again the next day. On they way home there was a house that every summer had the most gorgeous daisies and I would pick just a few to give to my mom. The other day I driving by that same house and I saw the same home owner outside still tending to her daisies. I bet she has no idea the memories that her daisies have brought.
Ok so to win the Ben and Jerry's Ice cream all you need to do is leave me a comment with your favorite summer time memories. Two lucky winners will each win two coupons for two pints of ice cream. I will announce the winner on Tuesday June 24th.
Friday, June 20, 2008
|Your Ice Cream Personality:|
You are an incredibly modest person. You don't feel comfortable bragging about yourself... or even receiving complements.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
And the winners are:
Please visit these blogs they are some of my daily visits so sit back grab a glass of wine or adult beverage of choice and enjoy their blogs.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
New in my shop the "Jesus take the wheel" necklace http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com/
Check out her "Jesus take the wheel" video on youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky4rfA_tebY
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The other funny thing I found is that people are really kinda secretive about what they will name their kids so that no one copies. I thought this was just a celebrity thing but it isn't.
So according to the Social Security Administration here are the top 10 boy and girl names for 2007. I was surprised to see William made the list when we named Will there really weren't a lot of Will's or Williams and his name didn't seem to make the "list"
Top 10 names for 2007
Boy / Girl
1. Jacob Emily
2. Michael Isabella
3. Ethan Emma
4 Joshua Ava
5. Daniel Madison
6 Christoper Sophia
7. Anthony Olivia
8. William Abigail
9. Matthew Hannah
10. Andrew Elizabeth
Note: Rank 1 is the most popular.
Is your kiddos name on the "list" and how did you decide on your kiddos name?
Ready for some OH MY GOSH CUTENESS? Below is a picture of my friends new baby. Let me introduce you to baby Abby (short for Abigail) isn't she the cutest and look at that hair! Proud Big Sis Grace liked her "Big Sis" necklace I made here. She even posed for me for a picture, you can't really see it but she really liked it.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Who is your favorite character? Claudia Joy, Roxy, Denise, Pamela, Joan, Roland? Yeah Roland is really like a Army Wife. Aren't you glad (spoiler) Joan is keeping the baby and they are back together!
Do you think something bad is going to happen to Trevor? (He can't die then Roxy wouldn't be on the show) but they may have something bad happen to him.
So if you do watch Army Wives what did you think of last nights episode "Strangers in a strange land"
If you are reading this and you are a real Army Wife tell me if the show is anything like the real deal?
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I had the cutest outfit picked out for Will, white polo shirt and madras shorts but he wouldn't leave the house until he picked out his outfit. This is what he picked! What do you think? He did agree to take the frog boots off at Starbucks and put on his sandals. Sorry Michigan fans I think he is picking State at a young age!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Happiness or unhappiness is often a matter of choice." Author Unknown
Have you ever noticed how powerful a simple smile to a stranger can be? When I am out running errands I like to smile at complete strangers and what I really enjoy is when someone has a scoul on their face, I flash them a smile and they smile back. I can't remember when I started doing the "Flash Smile" but I can tell you I really enjoy it. I think to myself maybe I made a difference in someones day by sharing a simple smile. I feel especially proud when Will brings a smile to a stranger.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Would you like a chance to win my new "Live, Love Laugh" hand stamped necklace? Head on over to http://www.hipmamasplace.com/ to see a review and while you are there enter for a chance to win one for yourself!
If you just can't wait and have to have one now please head on over to my shop to purchase http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com/
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Did you know that we rely on 1/3 of our food supply from Honey Bees? Over the past few winters more than 25% of the bee population has disappeared and this will greatly impact our natural food supply if something isn't done soon.
Haagen-Dazs is doing something to help and so can you. Visit their site http://www.helpthehoneybees.com/ to learn more about what you can do. You can even create your very own cute little honey bee. In the meantime head on outside and plant some bee friendly plants and your garden can help increase the honey bee population.
Here is a list of some bee friendly plants:
- Trumpet Vine (one of my favorites)
- Cone Flowers
So the next time you see a Honey Bee in your yard remember that they have an important job and look at them a little bit differently. I know I will. Which plant are you going to plant for our Honey Bees?
Honey Baby necklace available at http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com/
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Your Gemstone Says...
You are stable, strong, and full of life. You are an inspiring person.
People turn to you first for leadership and advice.
You are able to gently help people get to where they need to be.
And while you aren't afraid to lead when necessary, you are never heartless or bossy.
Friday, June 6, 2008
For any new mom a baby carrier is essential. When Will was a baby he had colic for about 5 months and wanted to be held constantly. I found that I just needed to be hands free at times so a baby carrier was ideal. I could now go shopping and he was happy as could be as long as he was nice and close. It is believed that wearing your baby will build a stronger bond and help their long term development. Oh do I miss being able to use my baby carrier with Will.
I was so honored when http://www.mobywrap.com/ asked me to participate in their Gift Basket Giveaway. You could win one of my necklaces and many other great items. To enter please just click on this link http://www.mobywrap.com/t-GiftBasket.aspx
Take a look at all of the great items they are giving away!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I received some great things for my birthday and thought I would share them. I love lavendar but find that if it doesn't smell just right it can smell horrible. I hope you like these things also!
The love necklace is a new design I just listed in my shop http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com
Jason's Lavendar Satin Body Wash is to die for. It smells so good and feels so good on my skin. I have many different shower gels but find I reach for it several days out of the week. I also use it on Will and since it is all natural I feel good about using it on him. You can purchase it at Target or Kroger which is even nicer.
I fell in love with http://www.swancreekcandles.com years ago but couldn't find them anywhere local. They are all natural soy candles that are made in America. What I love is that they are a family run business that has been around since the 70's. When I first fell in love with the candles one of the sons had a kiosk set up in a local mall and I can remember how friendly and passionate he was about the family business. Check out these out you will love them.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Being a busy mom it can be hard to find the time to work out. Before I had Will I use to work out several times a week. Since I had Will I haven't really been exercising. I keep telling myself that chasing him around is enough exercise. This summer I have decided that I want to slowly start working in some working out and stop making excuses for why I am not doing it. I discovered http://womensdietandfitness.com/ which has been a great motivator, they offer great tips and nutrition advice. Take a look for yourself.