Life is like a sandcastle something beautiful here for awhile & then gone, but the impression it makes on others can last forever.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Goose Creek Enterprises

I was introduced to Goose Creek Enterprises by The Dirty Shirt Blog. It was meant to be.....My son told me he would like a rocking horse for Christmas. I entered the giveaway going on at the Dirty Shirt and won Milo, a handcrafted wooden rocking piggy. Well not exactly a horse, but a pig. No matter it was the highlight gift at my home Christmas morning and the first gift he ran to. Milo has beautiful handcrafted details all the way from his piggy ears to his curly piggy tail. He is adorable and we are so grateful to Goose Creek Enterprises for this little piggy and to The Dirty Shirt for hosting a wonderful review and giveaway.

Goose Creek Heirloom Rockers are just beautiful from handcrafted wood work to fine leather and painted details. It is also great knowing that the rockers are all natural and the paint is also non toxic. From rocking horses to rocking pigs visit Goose Creek and take a look around.

Above the cute little smile like all his dreams have come true & later half a sleep he rocked & rocked. A wonderful memory and Baby brother will enjoy Milo too.

It's this the cutest picture you've seen..I borrowed it from Goose Creek Website.

Personality from each Handmade Goose Creek Heirloom Rockers bring childhood imagination to life with exquisite character & details.

Scary After Christmas

Christmas was wonderful here, after Christmas was scary. First the good and happy part. Matthew got his second front tooth for Christmas on the bottom. Both Kids got plenty of toys. My family had such a nice quite and happy Christmas as you can see from the pictures, but after the quite comes.....the ER.

Well I guess I should have known better to get a exercising trampoline. Turned my head to go in the kitchen to get the baby his bottle, CC pulled the trampoline out and jumped off the bed (that is up to my hip high) on to it apparently and hit his head. I heard a loud cry and ran. Observing and did not see blood, a bump was raising up over his ear and his ear red. Off to the ER when he calmed down and he seemed good, but I wanted to make sure from the doctor.

The Hospital doctor said we would do a CT Scan to make sure there was no internal bleeding. CC took the doctor stethoscope and was full of it. CT Scan and head trauma, my 2yr did not like the machine or holding still. The first 2 tries was disaster, They did not want to sedate him. I held him and rocked then he went to sleep. We were wheeled to the machine with a wheelchair. I was scared to death, but all came back from the scan good. Things can happen fast no matter how close you watch them and they will surprise you.

I know boys are suppose to be rough, but I don't know if I can take much more of that. What's the the most crazy and scary stunts your kids did? At almost 3 now, I still have many more years to see what's coming and baby brother is behind him watching ready to follow along. How many gray hairs is that now?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Giveaways 12/29

I'm entering for some great giveaways, while the kids are a sleep, so come back and check out this post. I will be adding more to it tonight and tomorrow. first is:

A Oreck Halo Vaccum at Trying to Stay Calm. Love this one what a really great vaccum and I think it could do wonders with my messy 2 year old and soon to be crawling baby. So to win the Oreck Halo Head on over to Trying to Stay Calm for your chance to win too.Trying To Stay Calm

Butterscotch Personalized Throw Blanket @ Sweep4Bloggers giveaway sponsored by Butterscotch Blankees(ends 12/29/09)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fun Blogs & Great Giveaways 12/23

If anyone wonder why I post at the last moment I find a giveaway I like and I save them to my favorites arranged by date, I enter that day and if I don't make it, then it was not meant to be. I have found that very helpful and I stay organized. Now here are some great Blogs & Giveaways.

The Dirty Shirt I love the Dirty Shirt Blog, and I think you will too.
The Dirty Shirt Giveaways I've entered today:
WoW Imports- name necklace of their own (up to $27.95 value) 12/23
Two $30.00 Walmart Gift Cards to help toward your holiday meals.
Wall Slicks Gift Code worth up to $200 ends 12/31

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mamanista Hottest Holiday Toys for 2009

I was over at Mamanista and was looking through the Gift Guide. I seen the Playhut Thomas Tank Play Vehicle and know that is something my son likes tents and Thomas. I also saw the KidKraft Fun Explorers Rocket Ship, and think he would like it also. Check out the giftguide it is full of cool and fun toys. It may be a little late for Christmas now, but I'm thinking Birthday just around the corner.
Hottest Holiday Toys From Mamanista

Family Lost to House Fire

I just had to pass this message on and say please do the same. It is a terrible tragedy to lose one person you love to an accident. This poor women lost her husband, 4 yr son and 8 month old daughter. Not to mention every item she owns. No one should have to endure so much pain and heartache. My heart goes out. Please visit this blog to see if you can help.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"My Entry For the Kia Sorento Ultimate Road Trip Sweepstakes"

"Kia Sorento Ultimate Road Trip Sweepstakes"

People have you seen the Kia Sorento, I'm in love. ALL that ROOM. I currently have a Kia Rio, love the gas mileage, but got it before I knew I was pregnant. OK roomy enough for one kid, but add child #2 and I need space. The new Kia Sorento has that space and more...

To answer the question from Momlogic and Kia "If you could take your family on a road trip anywhere, where would you go and why?" I would have to answer Maggie Valley, North Carolina. There is the most fun park there called "Ghost Town in the Sky." I have such wonderful memories of spending time there with my grandparents. They also let me sift for gold and gems, so much fun!!! We watched live shows and spent time together and I loved it. I would love to pack my kids up and take them there.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Computer Anyone?

How would you like to win one of the amazing HP TouchSmart 600 PC. ME TOO!
Check out each of these blogs and you may just get to blog away on a new HP TouchSmart 600 PC. You can bet I have my comments in and I have my fingers & toes crossed that I will win a TouchSmart 600 PC. If I win one I'd stick my tongue out at my husband and beat him away from it.

Kelly's Reviews

My Charming Kids/MckMama


Totally Together Reviews

The NieNie Dialogues

This one end today!!

"Great Holiday Season gift ideas for kids! Over at Mommy’s Quiet Time there is a Vtech Jungle Gym: Ride & Learn Giraffe Bike Giveaway. For ages 18-36 months. Great interactive toy that encourages toddlers to peddle and have fun while learning how to count, do their ABCs, play games and more! Hurry and enter today! Contest ends on December 14th at noon central time. Contest is only open for US residents.”

Night Owl Mama also has a Great VTech giveaway going on and it will end on 12/15. Night Owl Mama has up for grabs VTech V.Smile V-Motion Active Learning System.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Original Scrapbox 12 Blogs of Christmas

The Original Scrapbox Gives Back with the 12 Blogs of Christmas
December 4-11th 2009 Blog Candy Giveaway!

The Workbox

EZ View Craft Desk

EZ View Desktop

The Original Scrapbox who have 12 new EZ View Desktops to give away to 12 lucky blog hoppers and three new EZ View Desks to give away, one to a lucky blog hopper and two to charity. To find out more visit each of the blogs below.


Vanilla Joy


Capadia Designs

Crafty Makes

Just Me,My Soldier and My Two Little Chicks

Random-Ish by Nichole

Auntie Thesis

Park City Girl

Lovely Little Handmades

The Queen of the Clan

Rachelle Writes

Fun Giveaways and Great Blogs

I will be adding to this list today.

1. Over at Night Owl Mama is a great giveaway going on and the sponsor is CSN BABY. The giveaway is for the winners choice of either a Disney Cars or Disney Princess Wooden Toy Box. Visit Night Owl Mama, you will love her blog. I know my kids would love the Disney Cars Wooden Toy Box from CSN Baby. Ends 12/11

2. The Mom Reviews has the perfect gift for me this season a beautiful 7.0-8.0 mm White Freshwater Pearl Necklace worth $945, via certified GIA appraisal from Pearl Paradise. I also like the Multi color peals! end 12/11
Therapeutic Reviews & Giveaways

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hurry! some ending tonight

Keep checking back I will be adding tonight to this list!

End 12/09 *3 Garnets and 2 Sapphires are having a Hoover giveaway. What you can win is a Hoover Platinum Collection Cordless Stick Vac with a rechargeable LiNX lithium ion battery. That would be a nice Christmas present to me.

Ends 12/09 Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1 is also having a Hoover giveaway. What you can win is a Hoover Platinum Collection Cordless Stick Vac with a rechargeable LiNX lithium ion battery.

Ends12/10 Kids Foot Locker Giveaway @ KiddiesCorner Deals. What is the prize well two lucky winners will win $100.00 Gift Cards to Kids Foot Locker. That would go a long way with my 2 kids.
Kiddies Corner Deals

Ends 12/10 One Luck winner at a Piece Of Me will win a 6.5-7.0 mm White Freshadama Pearl Bracelet from Pearl Paradise! I could have a good time in the pearl shop. What a beautiful selection.

The Mom Buzz has a Hoover T-Series Rewind to give away to one lucky winner. You have a little more time to enter this great giveaway it ends 12/19.
The Mom Buzz

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Vanilla JoyGiveaways & Links.

One of my favorite Blogs is Vanilla Joy, I have visited Kelsey's blog since I've been blogging and love it. The Content of the blog is great I really enjoy seeing Kelsey Scrapbooking ideas and she has recipes too. Here are some links & Visit Vanilla Joy Blog an be inspired by Kelsey.

Right now Vanilla Joy has The Black Friday Giveaway Event going on with prize like:

Bosch Kitchen Machine
RCA Gift Basket
Logitech Webcam
Patch Products
Cuisinart Rice Plus
Sharp Blu-ray Player
Step2 Fresh Market Kitchen
JVC Picsio
Darda Cars
Felt Tales
Shade Sweater
Beaba Babycook
Seagate Theatre
Tummy Tub

“craft room organization”

“creative date ideas”

“obaji skin care”

“scrapbooking furniture”

Babee Love Holiday Road Trip/Gift Guide

A really great blog to visit right now is Babee Love. Babee Love "Nicolle" is hosting her first Blog Event Holiday Road Trip/Gift Guide.

Head over show some bloggy Love and Checkout all the great content on Babee Love. You will be glad you did.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bloggy Goodies Giveaways

Here are some great blogs and some great giveaways going on around the web.

Lizzy Dear's Life - A Step 2 Lifestyle Party-Time Kitchen ends 12/1

Our Ordinary Life - A Step 2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen ends 12/1

The Five Fish - Step 2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen ends 11/30

Potamus Perfers - Win a Freshwater Pearl Necklace Pearl Paradise ends 12/1

Mom Start - Seagate FreeAgent Theater + HD Media Player & 500.00 GB hard drive ends 11/30. This is a great giveaway don't miss out.

Hottest Holiday Toys From Mamanista

A HOT LIST of toys from Mamanista, visit to find out want toys are on the list. Hurry and enter the Step 2 Giveaway it ends tonight. I think my son would love this! I know he would love the Playhut Thomas Tank Play Vehicle.

Mamanista - Step 2 Fresh Market Kitchen ends 11/30

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Shopping Mama & F-Secure- GiftCard

The Shopping Mama & F-Secure have team To inform us Security. With the Holidays here check out F-Secure Internet Security 2010. Visit The Shopping Mama to find out how to pick a gift card.

5 Minutes For Momms- Christmas Events

5 Minutes for Mom is my favorite place to go, They were the reason I wanted a blog. The are a the blog I would most recommend, Good Content! Not mention their great giveaways. Right now they are in the middle Christmas Giveaway and the Under the tree program please check out both.

Here's what's going on:


$150 SHOPPING SPREE in our two stores, Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles and A Rocking Horse to Love
Veggie Tales Entire DVD Library
Rock Candy Princess Electric Guitar Pack
Shred Sled
Hasbro Giveaway
Epson Workforce 600 all-in-one Printer
$75 Maukilo Gift Card
Snapfish Photo Cards
Sesame Street:Celebrating 40 years of Sunny Days DVD
Band Hero Super Bundle
Melissa & Doug Grocery Store/Lemonade Stand
Young Scientists Club Science Kit
Tickets to see Finian’s Rainbow on Broadway
Wiggles Prize Pack
Kids Trayblecloth and Activity Center
Moody Mamas Maternity Wardrobe
Doll House Building Blocks
5-in-1 Tasty Baker
RUVAcards Giveaway
Things Remembered Giveaway
Oreck Halo Vacuum
Child’s Sewing Kit and a Twelve Days of Christmas Ornament Set from The Land of Nod.
Minky Dinky baby blanket
$250 Gift Certificate to Mommy Tags
Pillow Pet
Dayspring Jesus Is The Gift Snowflake Home Collection
minui Handysitt portable high chair
Playskool/Hasbro Toys For Boys

HP TouchSmart 600 – Giveaway & Contest!

Here are some great Blogs that will be giving away a HP TouchSmart 600.

5 Minutes For Mom-ends 12/1
Jolly Mom-ends 12/7

I think I'm in love with HP TouchSmart 600.

Mom Start & F-Secure $500 GiftCards

Mom Start & F-Secure have team up to give us some insight and great GiftCards. To be exact $100.00 to:

Best Buy


Old Navy



Visit Mom Start to Find out More.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Campus Quilt Giveaway- 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires has a great giveaway going on from Campus Quilt Company. The winner will receive a Quilt Kit and a $150 GC to Campus Quilt Company. This is so nice & would make a great gift.

Happy Thanksgiving & Helping Another Blogger

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving?
Get your Twitter to look nice with aCustom Twitter Backgrounds

Also, A big part of blogging is helping out your fellow blogger. Lets Help out Sheri from This Birds Day. A great blogger and a great place to visit.

Here's the details:

Online baking contest with Pillsbury and public vote to determine who goes on to final taste test judging. She needs to stay in the top 3 in her category when the voting ends on December 31, 2009. You can rate recipe once per day, per IP address and she would greatly appreciate your vote.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumpling recipe and vote for it by going here:

Please click on the blue button that say 'Rate This Recipe' and choose the amount of stars you wish to give (I promise it is a 5 star recipe though), then click submit.

If you would like to help Sheri out daily with a vote, you can make your home page point to

-- this way when you sign in, you will automatically be taken to this page and reminded to vote daily until the 31st.

If you are only able to vote once, that is greatly appreciated as well.

Stop by Sheri site, she is running a number of giveaways throughout the next month where you can enter if you are voting.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mommy PR Lenovo Giveaway

If you have no visited Mommy PR, then you are seriously missing out on a great website and a great giveaway. This giveaway is for a Lenovo IdeaPad U350 Laptop. I don't know about you but I would love to sit beside my Christmas tree at night with this bad boy laptop! for more information visit Mommy PR and Check out Lenovo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Son Loves Curious George!

My son is showing interest in other shows. His first favorite was Wubbzy. He now loves Dinosaur Train and Curious George. I'm certainly glad for a new noise in my head. We still love Wubbzy, but it great to have a variety. I don't know what it is about Yo Gabba Gabba, but I don't like it and I turn the channel when it comes on. Most children love it. Do you guys like it or do your kids like it? Well back to the subject, he loves Curious George. I also found there will be LIVE George Shows across US. It would be nice to go! Lots of Fun!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Taking the Pledge "keep your mind on the wheel"

Mom Sends the Msg is a public service campaign initiated by aimed at reducing distracted driving. Taking the Pledge can help you to be a safer driver and more responsible driver. If that is not enought they are giving away 3 Mini Dells. For more information check out Mom Sends the Msg & Robyns Online World

Playground for Parents Skitter Giveaway

Playground for Parents has a Skitter Giveaway going on. I just love Skitter and would love to get one for Christmas for my son. he would love it to pieces. I'm signing up to win here you should too.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Growing Your Baby.Com Giveaway

I recently came a really cute blog and a great giveaways. Growing Your Baby.Com, some of my favorite blog posts on this site is about The March Of Dimes and premature babies. My son was six weeks early and was luckier in health than most premature babies. My aunts son was six weeks early and suffer terribly. Growing Your Baby.Com has great reading content there are great giveaways like for a "Step 2 Lifestyle New Traditions Kitchen." Visit you will enjoy Growing Your Baby.Com

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Great Blogs & Great Giveaways

I found these great giveaways and wanted to share.

The Mud Bug Blog has a really great giveaway goin on for an Oreck XL. I entered I think it will be great because it is Hypo-Allergenic Filtration. Love that cause my family suffer from alleries.

3garnets & 2sapphires review & giveaway with Pearl Paradise a 7.0-8.0 mm Freshwater Pearl Bracelet. If I win this one I think it would make a great gift for my mom.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Thank you to everyone who voted for my son, now just waiting to hear who the winners are. Happy Halloween too. We stayed in and made brownies, everyone sick and just trying to get better. Here are some treat I have found:

The Shopping Mama is giving away a Safety 1st Complete Air Convertible Car Seat! This is the best kind of treat!

As They Grow up is giving away a Admiral Road Scarf

Life In A House Of Blue is giving a GC to Campus Quilt Company

entered to win a LifeStyle Deluxe Play Kitchen from Step2 @MommyMandy

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggy Friend Help

I'm asking for Bloggy Friend help, if you would please vote for my son in the I Really Want My Beautyrest Mattress Contest. I know things like this can happen with blog friends. You can vote each day and become our fan, leave a comment until Oct. 29. You can sign in with a face book account or make an account there it takes less than a minute, please help us out. He has dancing little feet. All help would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Fair

My Boys had fun!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Babies Growing

Hurry Hurry time is almost out

Hurry Hurry time is almost out for This Mama Cooks! $250 gift card to the supermarket of the winner’s choice. Thanks to the Canned Food Alliance* (CFA), the folks who run, I've been meaning to enter my stuff so here it is: opps I forgot to take a picture of the food donated, and I gave it to a women with cancer with 2 little children, her husband lost his job and they are living with another family barely getting by. If I win I will be helping them out and I can give some pics of the donation then. I can tell you what I gave them, 4 boxes cereal, 2gal milk 2 jar peanut butter and 10 cans foods. Also brought eggs, a pack of ham, bread, jelly for them. I think it makes a difference to help people all year not just in the holidays.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Tubal Ligation, We decided two boys are all we need. Plus the problem with my breast I do not want to take the chance that they could grow back. I planned my tubal for August 31, 7:30 am. I went to do all the blood work and the consultation with the doctor. You have to have the papers signed 30 days in advance, no problem mine were signed in March. On the 30th I had second thoughts, I just felt bad about it.

The day of surgery the 31st, I had a bad night of sleep, I kept thinking about it. I headed to the hospital with my aunt. I go through admissions this time fast cause I preregistered. I headed to surgery, I walked into the surgical prep and recovery room, there's the beds, the feelings get worse.

The nurse hands my a gown and takes me to the changing room, I'm talking to her as I slide my shoe off. I freeze, I tell her it does not feel right. I talked to three supportive nurses. I leave the hospital still intact and feeling great about my decision.

My body did not feel up to it after the baby and the breast reduction surgery. I felt I have taken too much time from my kids healing, and I just wanted to hold my children. Not going under again, because I just had a bad feeling.

We don't plan no more children, but I don't want to totally go sterile. I also feel it is important that I listen to that little voice in my head (yeah I'm hearing voices) my conscious and I listen to my body.

Would you like to share your experience, thoughts or anything. Visit this post at barefoot Mommies for a chance to win extra comments.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vanilla Joy Blog Links

One of my favorite Blogs is Vanilla Joy, I have visited Kelsey's blog since I've been blogging and love it. I don't know how she balances 2 beautiful children and is so involved with all these extra actitives, but she does it well. Here are the links if you want to be insprired by Kelsey, AKA "Vanilla Joy Blog."

“craft room organization”

“creative date ideas”

“obaji skin care”

“scrapbooking furniture”

“teaching baby sign language”

10 Days of Disney Video Tour- 5M4M

10daysofdisney125x1255 Minutes for Mom. Susan & Janice got to go on an amazing Disney vacation in Orlando Fl. to Disney World, they looked like they had a blast and the best part they brought something back for us.

Disney World are giving away TEN Magical Gift Bags each worth over $200 — including Disney gifts for you and your children.

Visit 5 Minutes for Mom to see their 10 Days of Disney Video Tour, fun and your chance to win.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Blog 4 Mom & Suzanne Calling for your chance at a Your Zone GC

We all want to win $500 Girft Card from the The Walmart your zone promtion. Blog 4 Mom and Suzanne Calling has your chance, I thought I would show wahat I'd love to get my kids.

your zone zzz place to be bunk bed, walnut, twin $239.00

your zone got game lounger, digital camo $54.88

Your Zone Reversible Comforter and Sham Set, Olive/Camo 29.50 (2 of these)

Your Zone Chino Curtains, Set of 2, Hot Chocolate Stripe

I know there are some more accesories to add but in a hurry baby waking up and need a bottle. good luck to everyone!!!!

a happy hippy mom - you zone walmart $$$$$

a happy hippy mom has your chance to win a $500 Gift Card from the Your Zone Walmart, I really could use it. Again, it would be wonderful to fix up my 2 1/2 yr old room. I love the a happy hippy mom blog head design, that is cool. If you would like your chance to enter, just head over to a happy hippy mom

The Mud Bug-another chance for that Your Zone $500

The Mud Bug has your chance to win a $500 Gift Card from the Your Zone Walmart, I really could use it. Again, it would be wonderful to fix up my 2 1/2 yr old room. I love the Mud Bug blog, what a cute fun interactive blog. If you would like your chance to enter, just head over to The Mud Bug.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Organize With Sandy- You may win $500 Gift Card

Organize With Sandy has your chance to win a $500 Gift Card from the Your Zone Walmart, what a great idea. This would be wonderful to fix up my 2 1/2 yr old room. With the new baby he really needs his space. If you would like your chance to enter, just head over to Organize With Sandy, there lots of ways to enter.

As you can see we need some Organization

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mom Knows It All has it going on $500 Walmart GC

How would you dress your kids zone up with a $500.00 Walmart Gift Card. It I win I'll take a picture and show you. Your Zone Walmart and Mom Knows It All, whatcha waiting for, you know it's cool, go sign up.

So this is the DISASTER ZONE I would fix up for my two sons, age 2 yr & 2 month old.

I would love to get them a Wal-MartYour Zone Bunk Bed, some other cool stuff.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Monterey Expandable Booster Car Seat at 3 garnets 2 sapphires

3 garnets 2 sapphires has the most wonderful givaway going on a Monterey Expandable Booster Car Seat from One Step Ahead. It ends 9/21 so hurry and get entered.