Thursday, February 28, 2008

Calgon Take Me Away!

So for over 2 weeks now my back has been killing me and for over a week now I've had a nasty cold that I caught from Blonde Mom Blog...hey I have to blame someone don't I. Just when I think I'm getting better I start hacking and tearing up my throat, not to mention this headache is driving me nuts. And my girls (although their almost better) and hubby have it to, so we're just a house full of germs. All I want to do is take a nice hot bath, but now it's time to take Miss K to dance class so that's not happening. Got any home remedies that help you when you feel yucky?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tip of the Week

In honor of what Miss A did earlier today I thought I'd post this weeks tip. Earlier today Miss A got a nice clump of gum stuck in her hair. I'm actually surprised this is the 1st time she's done! Like my mother did with me on many occasions (ah sitting in the kitchen with a spoon eating peanut butter out of the jar, those were the days) I took a big clump of peanut butter and mushed it in her hair then used a fine tooth comb. I washed her hair twice just to be sure her hair didn't smell like peanut butter and she was good as new. It's not like I can even get upset when my kids do things like this. Can't get upset for things I have done way more times then my mom wish I ever did. So remember peanut butter isn't just for sandwiches. Plus the oils add a little shine:)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Mommy Necklace Winner...

is Mom 2 To Boys! Congratulations! For those of you who didn't win you can use coupon code MOMMYNECKLACE during check out to receive 15% off all orders from now till March 31st.

If you stop over at Pennies In My Pocket before 2/28 you can enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Little Piddles. All you have to do is visit Little Piddles and then post what you'd spend the $25 on if you were to win.

Don't forget to pop back over here next Sunday, March 2nd for my next giveaway. It's for an adorable pair of infant booties. If you'd like to be notified of upcoming giveaways please sign up for my Newsletter.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tip of the Week

Looking for a new way to display those over sized artworks your child does at school? Trim them all to the same size, then take them to your local craft store and have them laminated. Now you have decorative placemats and the best part is clean up is a cinch! You can have your child make you ones for all seasons. Your child will love having their masterpiece on display and you’ll have a place to put them. Even better when they are laminated they are helped to be preserved from the acid from our hands.

You can also display their artwork in picture frames. Just buy ones where the backs don't have those push down prongs that way you can switch them out easily.

Another idea is hang plastic string or fishing string across the wall in their playroom or bedroom. Use cloth pins to clip their artwork to it. This way makes it easy to switch out old works of art for new. Great way to disply their favorite photos too. My girls love being able to look at their artwork spread across the room. When Miss A gets home from pre-k with her newest creation she always asks me to hang it up. Of course proud Mommy always does:)

*Make sure child is old enough and this is hung high enough to ensure your child will not harm themselves by swallowing small pieces.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mommy Necklace Giveaway

Enter to win a chance for a Mommy Necklace (value $35). You get to choose from a Classic Mommy Necklace, Inital Mommy Necklace, Petite Mommy Necklace, OR Grand Mommy Necklace. All you have to do is visit my store Little Piddles and tell me which style you'd choose and if you'd prefer sterling silver or copper.

No blog required, just a valid e-mail address. Any duplicate entries will be deleted. If you mention this on your blog let me know and I'll give you an extra entry. Giveaway ends February 22nd. I will post winner's name as well as contact them through e-mail. Winner must respond within 4 days of e-mail. Sign up for my Newsletter to receive an e-mail for future giveaways. Next giveaway starts March 2nd.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Blonde Mom Giveaway

And yet another great giveaway over at Blonde Mom Blog. This week enter to win a Little Einsteins: Race For Space dvd or Handy Manny: Fixing It Right dvd. I know both my girls would love either one of them.

Make sure to pop back over here on Sunday, February 17th when I will be holding another giveaway. This time it is for a Classic Mommy Necklace, a Inital Mommy Necklace, Petite Mommy Necklace, OR Grand Mommy Necklace.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Great Giveaways

Over at Blonde Mom Blog she has a giveway for Aardvark Adventure Stories. I entered for the Princess Adventure (for Miss K, it says princess need I say more) and the Treasure Hunt Adventure (for Miss A since every Thursday at school they dig in the sandbox outside for treasures).

Also at 5 Minutes for Mom they have a giveaway for a Oreck XL Ultra. Thanks to my lovely daughters who had horrible acid reflux I desperatly need one of them to help keep my remaining spot free areas clean.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Bloggy Winner

First I want to thank everyone for an amazing giveaway. I can't believe I received423 entries. I had drawn the winning number...#96

Congratulations Shelly who said...I love the JP Lizzy Tiffany in Blue purse.

As a token of appreciation I would like to offer a coupon to all my readers and those who entered for 15% off your order from now till February 18th. Just enter code BLOGGY08 at checkout.

Make sure to pop on over to Blonde Mom Blog where this week she is having a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to my store Little Piddles. All you have to do is look around my store and pick what you would like to spend $25 on if you were to win and then post a comment on her blog. No blog required, just a valid e-mail address.

Also check back here on February 17th when I will be doing another giveaway for your choice of either a Classic Mommy Necklace, Inital Mommy Necklace, OR Grand Mommy Necklace. Great gift for a baby shower, Mother's Day, or for yourself:)