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Friday, October 29, 2010

Have you Shopped for Christmas Cards yet?

I know must of us are still thinking Halloween, but it's never too early to begin planning for the Holidays, which are right around the corner... and that includes getting Christmas Cards (or Season Greetings or Happy Holiday cards to some).  Regardless of what you call them, most of us like to send them out to family and friends and perhaps even co-workers.
Pear Tree Greetings offers tons of Christmas Cards to choose from, for whatever your style is, and at an affordable price.  They also offer Hanukkah Cards and other Religious cards as well.  And if you like to take that perfect, or not so perfect, family photo you can also choose from lots of Photo Christmas Cards to really wow your relatives and friends this year.

So why choose from Pear Tree Greeings?
  • Heavy 100 lb Matte Card Stock, which is also 100% post-consumer recycled!
  • You should get your order within 4-9 business days, which includes 2 days for processing time.
  • HUNDREDS of brand new designs for 2010
I was sent some samples of their Christmas Cards and trust me you won't be disappointed- they look great!  Check out the new Pear Tree Promo Code page for all the latest discounts and promotions, including 10% Off Christmas Collection orders over $75- just enter code XMAS10 at checkout... Happy Holidays (coming soon)!  :)

Disclosure:  As a Pearista I receive products for review from Pear Tree Greetings, no other compensation is given.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and yours may differ.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rock 'N Learn Halloween Savings- 30% Off


Hurry to get this deal from Rock 'N Learn, ends October 31st- Enter code HWT3P for 30% Off your order!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Get Rid of Lice with a Robi Comb {Giveaway} Ends 11/11

If you have a school-aged child, you may have dealt with head lice already.  My oldest daughter just started school last year (Young 4's) and is now in Kindergarten.  We have thankfully avoided the lice bug so far, but there was a scare last year.  Another child in the classroom had it, so we had to be extra watchful to make sure our daughter didn't get it.

We heard many ideas for how to avoid &/or treat lice if necessary- oil in the hair being a popular one.  But who wants to have to put that in their child's hair and than leave it in for hours, or worse use a chemical shampoo?  So even though we haven't had lice in our household (knock on wood), I am now more aware of the facts and fiction of the best and easiest ways to treat lice.  And by far, the product that looks the best, and most effective to me is the Robi Comb.
The LiceGuard Robi Comb is safe and effective and offers these great features:

• Detects Lice - Just comb through dry hair
• Destroys Lice on Contact
• No Chemicals / Non-Toxic
• No Mess, No Gels, No Oils
• No Odor or Fragrance
• Use Anywhere and Anytime on Dry Hair
• Reusable and Economical


Stay prepared... you can buy the Robi Comb online... and 1 lucky reader is also going to WIN a Robi Comb to have in their mom arsenal.

How to enter- do any or all of the following (leave a separate comment for each one you do, or already do):

•  Follow Robi Comb on Twitter
•  Like Robi Comb on Facebook
•  Follow my blog publicly via GFC
•  Subscribe to my blog via Email
•  Follow me on Twitter
•  Like me on Facebook
•  Enter any of my other giveaways +1 for each
•  Post about this giveaway (Facebook, Cafemom, Blog, etc.) +5 entries, leave 5 separate comments
•  Tweet about this giveaway (may be done daily, leave link), may copy & paste the following:
Be Prepared this School year- Enter to #WIN a LiceGuard Robi Comb @susiebhomemaker http://bit.ly/8YBlxD #giveaway Ends 11/11
U.S. ONLY

This contest ends on 11/11/10 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be drawn via random.org and has 48 hours to respond to winning notification email before another winner is drawn. Please make sure your email is visible on your profile or leave with your comment(s).

Disclosure:  I did not receive any product or other form of compensation for this post.  The thoughts and opinions I’ve shared with these products are 100% my own and yours may differ.

Boogie Wipes Halloween Savings- $2 Off

Don't miss this awesome $2 Off Coupon for Boogie Wipes good from 10/28- 11/1.
Keep the Boogie Monster away this Halloween!



Wordless Wednesday- Being Two can be Tough

My two year old all tuckered out...


To see more or link up your own, visit Wordless Wednesday & 5 Minutes for Mom

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Is your Child getting enough Nutrients? {Nordic Naturals Review & Giveaway} Ends 11/9

I always worry that my kids aren't getting everything they should to help them stay healthy and grow up strong.  And I am always on the lookout for a multi-vitamin that my kids will take daily and enjoy.  Well I was recently introduced to a company called Nordic Naturals.
Nordic Naturals began in Arctic Norway and since 1995 their mission has been "to deliver pure and great-tasting omega fish oils that promote optimal health and wellness".  Fish oil, or Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (ALA, EPA, & DHA), are important for every aspect of your child's functioning, from hormone regulation to healthy vision.  Most mom's now know that DHA is necessary for proper brain and nerve development in infants and children.
I received two samples for my daughter to try.  The Nordic Berries Multivitamin is like a sour gumdrop but very soft and chewy.  It wasn't so sour that it made your mouth pucker but had the sugary crunchy coating to it (it's actually organic sucrose crystals).  My 5 year old daughter said she really liked the way they tasted!

The Children's DHA looks just like a fish oil capsule and can be swallowed, or is actually chewable, with a strawberry flavor.  These didn't go over quite as well as the Nordic Berries.  The whole chewable thing isn't really ideal- it doesn't break right away and then the oil squirts out and you're left with the shell, which my daughter and I both spit out.  I'd say these are best for kids that are old enough to swallow a pill.  Otherwise go with the liquid Children's DHA.

Giveaway:  One lucky reader is going to win a bottle of Omega-3 Gummy Worms

How to enter (leave a separate comment for each one you do, or already do):

•  Tell me a store near you that sells Nordic Naturals
•  Follow Nordic Naturals on Twitter
•  Like Nordic Naturals on Facebook
•  Follow my blog publicly via GFC  +2 entries
•  Subscribe to my blog via Email  +2 entries
•  Follow me on Twitter
•  Like me on Facebook
•  Add my new button to your blog (if you have the old one, please update it)
•  Enter any of my other giveaways +1 for each
•  Post about this giveaway (Facebook, Cafemom, Blog, etc.) +5 entries, leave 5 separate comments
•  Tweet about this giveaway (may be done daily, leave link), may copy & paste the following:
Enter to #win Nordic Omega-3 Gummy Worms for your Child @susiebhomemaker http://bit.ly/ceyShf #giveaway Ends 11/9
U.S. ONLY

This contest ends on 11/9/10 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be drawn via random.org and has 48 hours to respond to winning notification email before another winner is drawn. Please make sure your email is visible on your profile or leave with your comment(s).

Disclosure:  I was given a product in exchange for my review.  No other form of compensation was received.  The opinions and thoughts I’ve shared with these products are 100% my own and yours may differ.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Talk vs. The View

Did you watch The Talk at all last week?  It aired on CBS for it's first full week, 2pm ET 1p PT/CT, and is co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Reminy, and their 'street reporter' Marissa Jaret Winokur who are all mom's, with kids ranging in age from infant to adult.  The concept for the show was actually Sarah Gilbert's idea, stemming from her questions and confusion as a new mom.
I happened to catch it on in the middle of the week and thought it was pretty good.  My first reaction was surprise, because I had never even heard about it before this, and my second reaction was 'oh, it's just like The View, just different hosts'.

I've watched The View quite a few times before, but not regularly, and found it to be a little uncomfortable to watch- a bunch of women sitting around, usually talking over each other, and more often than not talking politics... I've turned the channel to something else quite a few times while watching it.  The Talk was a little awkward to watch at times also, the chemistry between them just isn't there yet, and it was a lot of 'oh you go ahead' being repeated as they tried not to all talk at once several times.  But I think I'll be watching it some more, it seems to be based more for moms than The View.

So if you've seen The Talk, what's your take?  Is this better than The View, worse, pretty much the same, or do you think it's a whole new concept with just the same 'talk show' platform?  Or could you care less about either?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

NMEDA- Helping the Elderly and Disabled get Back on the Road of Independence

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
You may or may not have ever heard of NMEDA.  NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment.  And after learning about NMEDA, you may or may not have any need for them.  But imagine if you did sometime in the future.  Or maybe you do have a family member who could benefit from their services now.

If you're a caregiver for someone with a disability it can be a tough job, and no two people with a disability are exactly the same.  After a personalized “in-person” evaluation (beware of adapted wheelchair vehicles sold over the Internet or through catalogs), you can be sure you are getting the right driving solution customized to your specific lifestyle and needs.  And if you need additional training or product refinements, your NMEDA dealer is there to help you.

NMEDA does not sell anything.  NMEDA is the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people.  They are non-profit and their members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  NMEDA dealers, the members, are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people.  You can read more about the entire purchase process on their site.
NMEDA has Dealers AND Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers.  The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry.  It is based on the principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality.

You can locate a qualified NMEDA dealer right from their website, either by State or Zip Code, and you'll be able to see whether they're also a QAP dealer.  I was unaware that there are actually several around the area here in Michigan.  You can also stay connected with NMEDA on  Twitter and Facebook.


Visit my sponsor: NMEDA

'Treasure Your Chest' Video

Check out this video, Treasure Your Chest, with Guilana Rancic and Lindsay Avner.  Guilana is a host of E! News and Lindsay is the founder of the national breast and ovarian cancer non-profit Bright Pink.


Watch live streaming video from TreasureYourChest at livestream.com

Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.  Bright Pink arms young women with knowledge, options and a great attitude, and offers companionship and empathy during their journey.  The organization empowers young women to take control of their breast and ovarian health and in turn, grants them the freedom and peace of mind to live a beautiful and fulfilling life. 

Bright Pink is currently the only national organization with an exclusive focus on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in high-risk young women. With ten chapters, nine educational and support programs and a community of more than 25,000 supporters including 10,000 who benefit from Bright Pink’s programs and support, Bright Pink continues to experience record growth and is inspiring thousands of women nationwide to be proactive with their health.

For the third consecutive year, Orbit White Bubblemint gum is participating in a national cause-related partnership with Bright Pink.  Orbit White partnered with Bright Pink again to continue its dedication to spreading the importance of making health and wellness a daily priority; being proactive about breast health should be as routine as regularly chewing gum to brighten your smile.  Orbit White looks forward to continuing to make a difference with Bright Pink in 2010 and further helping the organization provide education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.  For every pack of Orbit White Bubblemint sold during September and October, the brand will donate 10 percent of sales to Bright Pink, up to $75,000.

So go out and buy some Orbit White and sign up at Bright Pink for Underwire Alerts or text PINK to 59227 (texting rates apply).  You'll be sent a monthly reminder to think about the girls and 'check your tatas'.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pear Tree Greetings Thank You Cards {Giveaway} Ends 11/5

A simple thank you can mean so much, those two words can make the person hearing, or reading them feel truly wonderful inside.  I've gotten Thank You cards before- mainly after giving a gift.  But the best Thank You card I ever received was from my husband, it was after the birth of one of our beautiful daughters.

It wasn't a 'Congrats We're Parents' card or a 'New Baby' card, it was a Thank You card... and it meant more to me than anything.  I had just gone through one of the hardest things I would ever go through in my life, and he validated that for me by thanking me and letting me know he realized what I'd just been through.  He may not even remember that, but I do... and probably always will.

Can you remember the best Thank You card you've ever gotten?

Onto the giveaway, one lucky reader is going to receive a set of 16 Thank You cards from Pear Tree Greetings to spread their own kindness by saying thank you.

Pear Tree Greetings has a large selection of Thank You cards to choose from, whether it's for Christmas, a Baby Shower, Kid's Birthday, or just an everyday Thank You card.
How to enter (leave a separate comment for each one you do, or already do):

•  Tell me a Thank You card design you like
•  Follow Pear Tree Greetings on Twitter
•  Like Pear Tree Greetings on Facebook
•  Follow my blog publicly via GFC  +2 entries
•  Subscribe to my blog via Email  +2 entries
•  Follow me on Twitter
•  Like me on Facebook
•  Add my new button to your blog (if you have the old one, please update it)
•  Enter any of my other giveaways +1 for each
•  Post about this giveaway (Facebook, Cafemom, Blog, etc.) +5 entries, leave 5 separate comments
•  Tweet about this giveaway (may be done daily, leave link)
Enter to #Win a set of Pear Tree Greetings Thank You Cards @susiebhomemaker http://bit.ly/dgJLXa #giveaways

U.S. ONLY

This contest ends on 11/5/10 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be drawn via random.org and has 48 hours to respond to winning notification email before another winner is drawn. Please make sure your email is visible on your profile or leave with your comment(s).  Giveaway will be in the form of a gift code good for up to 16 Thank You Cards of winners choice, code good thru 11/30/10.

Disclosure:  I was given a product in exchange for my review.  No other form of compensation was received.  The opinions and thoughts I’ve shared with these products are 100% my own and yours may differ.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Click to Give FREE Mammograms!!

I seen this over at Ziggy's Blog and after watching this video, knew I just had to share it.

So go visit The Breast Cancer Site now, it only takes one click to give a FREE mammogram!  While you're there don't forget to sign up for a daily reminder to click- each day you click is another FREE mammogram for someone who needs it.

Wordless Wednesday- Robot Zoo at the Museum



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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bummas Wipes {Review and Giveaway} Ends 11/3

"After the Wipe and before the Dipe,
Use a soft kiss of cloth to dry bums off.
Keep diaper rash at bay the Bummas way!"

If you have a tiny baby bum in your home, you need to check out these cloth wipes from Bummas.  Bummas Wipes are the perfect size to carry with you when on the go- in the diaper bag or even your purse, they're just 5" x 7", and are great for a multitude of uses.

First as in their slogan above, you use it to dry your baby's bottom off after you use a wet baby wipe and before you put on the new diaper.  This eliminates the need to try to blow or wave your hand around trying to dry the area (you know you've done it before).  Those methods of drying all just make our babies cold, but using Bumma's is soft, warm, and fast for drying their little bottom's.

It's also great if you have a bouncing baby boy to help 'avert the squirt' (you mom's of boy's know all about this), just place over his 'squirter' while wiping the rest of the bum and then put the new diaper on.  You can also wet it and use it as a cloth baby wipe for those sensitive bottoms.  And the best part... then you just throw it in the wash to use again and again!

I received the newest Bummas- the Tropical Ones, and as I found out they're not just great for little bums, they're also great for wiping baby's face and for bathtime.  I was out of my usual baby washcloths (I was slightly behind in the laundry department), and wasn't sure what I was going to use when I remembered about the Bummas... perfect!  It was big enough to do the job, super soft, and the bright fun color was fun for my daughter to look at (and try to grab from me).
I love having these in my mommy arsenal, you get 10 in a pack so there's enough to spread around- a few on the changing table, a couple in the bathroom, and of course some in the diaper bag... never far from reach.  I also love that they're made from 100% Cotton- Woven Velour Terry Cloth and that they're Made in the USA!

You can buy Bummas online or at these retailers.

One lucky reader is going to get their own set of Bumma's Tropical Ones- you can keep them for yourself or use for an awesome baby shower gift.

How to enter, do any of the following (leave a separate comment for each):

• Visit Bummas and tell me a retail store that sells them
• Follow Bummas on Twitter
• Become a fan of Bummas on Facebook
• Follow my blog publicly via Google +2 entries
• Subscribe to my blog via email +2 entries
• Add my NEW button to your blog (if you have the old one, please update it)
Like my Facebook page
Follow me on Twitter
• Enter any of my other current giveaways +1 for each one entered
• Post about this giveaway (Blog, Facebook, Cafemom, etc. leave link to post) +5 entries, leave 5 comments
• Tweet (can be done daily, use retweet button or copy & paste the following)-

RT #Win Bummas Tropical Ones Cloth Wipes @susiebhomemaker http://bit.ly/d6x2ur (ends 11/3) #Giveaways


U.S. & CANADA ONLY

This contest ends on 11/03/10 at 11:59 pm EST.  U.S. & Canadian residents only.  The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification email before I draw another winner.  Please make sure I can find your email on your profile or leave with your comment(s).


Disclosure: I received a product for the purpose of this review but no other type of compensation was received. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with these products are my own and yours may differ.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

CSN Stores $40 Gift Code {Giveaway}!! Ends 11/1

I told you I had a CSN Stores giveaway coming... and here it is!  Your chance to start your Christmas shopping, or get that pan you need for Holiday meals, or pick out a new toy for your kids... or just to find something for yourself.

CSN has over 200+ stores to choose from so you'll definitely have lots of options.  You can read my past CSN reviews on Uneaks shoes, Skip Hop Chow baby food holder, and Dora Toy Organizer if you need some ideas for baby or kids items.

So here's how you can enter (leave a seperate comment for each one you do or already do):

Visit CSN and tell me which store you might shop from if you win
• Follow CSN on Twitter
• Become a fan of CSN on Facebook
Follow my blog publicly via Google +2 entries
• Subscribe to my blog via email +2 entries
• Add my NEW button to your blog (if you have the old one, please update it)
Like my Facebook page
Follow me on Twitter
• Tweet (can be done daily, use retweet button or copy & paste the following)-
         RT $40 CSN Stores #Giveaway from @susiebhomemaker & @CSNStores http://bit.ly/cWRBbJ (ends 11/1)
• Post about this giveaway (Blog, Facebook, Cafemom, etc. leave link to post) +5 entries, leave 5 comments
Enter any of my other current giveaways +1 for each one entered

U.S. ONLY

This contest ends on 11/01/10 at 11:59 pm EST. U.S. residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification email before I draw another winner. Please make sure I can find your email on your profile or leave with your comment(s).

 Disclosure: I received a product for the purpose of this review but no other type of compensation was received. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with these products are my own and yours may differ.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bloggy Blog Designz New Giveaway

Ok, so I just had my blog re-done, but still have some tweaking to do so would love to be a winner of this giveaway for some more customization.


Bloggy Blog Designz is having a Giveaway!!!   They are giving away all kinds of goodies.  Plus ALL entrants will receive 20% off any purchase through the end of the month!  Be sure to check out their website for more information, or to enter yourself.  Take a look at their portfolio and packages to see what's right for you. 
The first 5 entrants will receive a $15 giftcard.  The giveaway will close on October 23rd, so be sure to have your posts done and comments left by midnight!  Good Luck to everyone!

Having Company over and Cleaning up

No I'm not talking about having your company over to help you clean up like a cleaning party, how one might have a painting party.  I'm talking about cleaning before company comes over.  The getting ready, tidying up, last minute vacuuming and dusting.
There's nothing more motivating for me to really give my house a good cleaning than having a houseful of people on their way over.  And that's usually the way it works... company is coming the next day, or the same day, and I look around and notice papers on the counter, crumbs on the floor, toys all over the living room, laundry in the bathroom.... the usual chaos.
My home is lived in... by 2 adults and 3 young kids ages 5 and under, it is no way a model home.  It's comfortable and laid back... and sometimes messy, cluttered, and disorderly.  Of course I try to keep it neat and clean and organized on a daily basis, but that doesn't stop the mess from piling up.  So I've found myself up late many a night, or rushing around minutes before guests arrive, trying to get my house put back together... only to have my little monsters ahem, lovely children terrorize re-arrange everything again the very next day.

How do you get ready for company... last-minute cleaning or what you see is what you get?

Do you celebrate Sweetest Day with your Sweetie?

Disclaimer:  The last link in this post is not G-rated.  I was given a product in exchange for my post.  No other compensation was received.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own, yours may differ.

For lots of people, Sweetest Day is just a Hallmark Holiday- thought up by candy and cardmakers to boost sales.  Actually the first Sweetest Day, back in Oct. 1921, began as a day to spread love and cheer to the less fortunate.  It was planned by a committee of 12 confectioners who distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor.  It's now known as a day to show affection to the one's you love, namely your significant other.
I know lots of people don't really celebrate Sweetest Day, but when you think about it- isn't it nice to have a day to remind us to recognize and appreciate the love in our life?  And no, you shouldn't need a holiday to remind you, but with life it's easy to overlook and take for granted the person that means the most to you.

So why not use the day to show your other half how much you love having them in your life?  As women, and more so as moms, we tend to almost always be multi-tasking and thinking of a million and one things we have to get done.  It's good to have a reason, a nudge, a gentle reminder to re-connect with your partner.

Simple ways to reclaim that passion, of course the traditional flowers, card, or candy is a good place to start... but why not make it more intimate?  Schedule some alone time, put on some sexy lingerie, light some candles, and let that special someone in your life know you still care enough to make an effort.  And remember it's ok to be a mom and be sexy, you're a mom because you have kids, and you have kids because... well we all know that story.  ;)  So tell your Sweetie you love them this Sweetest Day, in whatever way you feel comfortable.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Are Your Kids Eating Enough Veggies?


A recent survey conducted by Ragú showed half of moms say that during the back-to-school season they have less time to prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals for their kids.  Sound familiar, need a new idea for dinner?  Well Ragú wants us to feed our kids well.

So to help make sure your kids get the veggies they need (and the meals they love) Ragú Old World Style Traditional Sauce now has 2 servings of veggies in every half cup!  As a mom, I say Yay!  My kids don't eat a lot of vegetables so this is just one more way to sneak them in without them knowing.
It's healthy, delicious and now has a naturally thicker taste the whole family will love.  Ragú Old World Style Traditional Sauce is a perfect component to pulling together quick and tasty meals during this busy time.

Check out their recipes for delicious meal ideas and visit them on Facebook to find out how to enter for a chance to win a Ragú "Meal Makeover" Kit!
     
Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Ragú® prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Site Design... Yea or Nay?

So I opted for a new look... is it permanent, I'm not entirely sure yet?  I love a lot of the design, but it's hard to change after having things a certain way for so long.  It also brought to mind companies and their logos.  Specifically, the recent GAP logo gaffe is what I keep coming back to.

If you didn't see or hear about it, they changed their logo last week from the well-known iconic blue box:

To this:
It only lasted 1 week, after an outcry across the web deemed the new logo as ugly among other things and unnecessary.  So Gap admitted they made a mistake and went back to their original logo, posting on their Facebook wall:

“Ok. We’ve heard loud and clear that you don’t like the new logo. We’ve learned a lot from the feedback. We only want what’s best for the brand and our customers. So instead of crowd sourcing, we’re bringing back the Blue Box tonight.

But it makes one wonder, they aren't the first to try to change their logo only to have the public lash out, ie. Tropicana.

Are people just scared of change?  Do we like the familiar and comfortable?  Change can be progressive, sometimes necessary, but does it all go back to the saying, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'...? 

I know my blog look hasn't been around for nearly as long as the above companies, but as blog owners our site look, layout, and design are all part of our branding.  Our readers get used to things a certain way when visiting our site.  I know I have seen some blogs change for the better and others change and I don't quite feel the same about them that I used to.

So do you think I should've changed the design, or kept it as is?  For those with poor memories ;p here's a window snip from my old look:

Good, bad, or indifferent... what do you think?

Two more Awards... Thank You so Much!

I'm so excited, I received the Versatile Blogger award from Heather at Mommy Only Has Two Hands.  If you've never visited her blog before, you should definitely go check her out.  She writes interesting posts and hosts giveaways as well.



Mommy Only Has Two Hands

Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15  5 (15 is just way too many) other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous.
4. Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award.

7 things about me:
  1. I love wine- my 2 faves are Pinot Grigio (having a glass as I type this) & White Zinfandel
  2. In case you didn't know, I have 3 daughters
  3. I've been married for 12 years
  4. My favorite season is Fall and I love Thanksgiving
  5. My favorite shows are Smallville, Chuck, Grey's Anatomy, House, & Supernatural
  6. I don't like getting my hands messy while eating (ie. ribs) though I will eat it, I try to use a fork
  7. I prefer showers not baths
And the 5 blogs I'm passing this award along to are:
            Making It Happen       




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And Kristen from All the Proof I Need was lovely to give me the One Lovely Blog award.  This is actually my 2nd time receiving this so I won't be passing it along this time, but thank you so much Kristen for thinking of me!  :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- At the Apple Orchard!

We had such beautiful weather last weekend when we went to the apple orchard... awesome family fun day!






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