Friday, April 16, 2010

Want to WIN Some Stuff?!?

My friend Misty is always hosting the best giveaways!

If you head over and become a follower you might win:

Swiffer Sweeper Vac
I'm a little late on this one, but you've still got until the end of the day (4.16)


Vera Bradley

So click HERE to head to the Queen's blog and enter to win!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Today is...

...Joey's birthday!

Joey is a wonderful father and the best husband. I'm glad I also get to call him my best friend too. Parker and I love you very much. Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Holiday Hiatus

2010 Pictures, Images and Photos

Well Happy New Year! I have decided today to end the recent break I've taken from blogging and jump back on the bandwagon.

Minor updates:
Parker - fully potty trained and hardcore into "the 3s". He loves playing Candyland, going to the YMCA and has a new found love for monster trucks. And still the most handsome little thing I've ever laid eyes on.
Joey - 3 down, 1 to go. I'm confidently saying that he will get to add those three precious letters to the end of his title soon - CPA! Plus its almost his birthday.
Me - 2nd to last semester before a B.A., still a SAHM and proud of it, looking forward to a trip up north (by myself) at the end of the month

So anyways, welcome back. Thanks for sticking around!

General Mills

This week General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children’s diets.

Other cereal benefits:
  • Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.

  • Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.

  • More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.
Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

*All information and cereal coupons were provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Birthday William Parker

3 years later


And he is still sleeping the same way...


My sweet baby is three today. I am so proud of the little man he has become.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Designs by Jenn

A good friend of mine has recently launched her own business, making photo cards and other cute crafty things. She has an awesome knack for making birthday invites, Christmas cards, birth announcements, or cards for any other special occasion. Her website offers premade designs that you may choose your own photo and message OR Jenn will tirelessly work with you to create your own perfect custom design cards!

Not only are Jenn's designs delightful, but she has begun all this work in hopes of adding a new member to her family through adoption. We all know that adoption is a long, hard and costly process, so please visit Jenn. Look around, buy something, make a donation, or at least say hello.

A little message from Jenn:
"I have been "dabbling" in things like these photo cards and such for a couple years now....ever since I started being a stay home mom. Recently, growing our family by adoption has been weighing heavily on my mind and heart. With God's guidance, we have decided to adopt from Africa. We are just in the very most beginning stages of our journey. A journey which we know will be long, full of joy, full of heartache, and full of trying to raise the funds. I started this website in hopes of helping to have money to add to our adoption fund."

Merry Christmas

Just in case ya'll didn't have enough to think about right now, we're coming up on 45 days and counting! :) I've already been looking at Black Friday (which happens to be my birthday this year!) ads and planning out how to finish the last of my shopping.


I'm putting this at the bottom of the blog in case anyone needs a quick reference.

Whoa Momma!

I came across some cool facts about Moms today and thought I'd share.

Surprising Numbers:

82.5 million of moms in the U.S. - 2 Billion moms throughout the world.

4.3 Babies born each second!

82% of women aged 40-44 years old who are mothers. In 1976, 90% of women in that age group were mothers.

25 is the average age of new moms. In 1970 it was 21.

40% of all births are the mother's first.

4.0 Million is the number of women who have babies each year. Of this number, about 425,000 are teens aged 15-19, and more than 100,000 are age 40 or over.

35,000 births are attended by physicians, midwives or others that do not occur in hospitals.

2 is the average number of children that women today can expect to have in their lifetime.

3 is the average number of children that women in Utah and Alaska can expect to have in their lifetime.

Only about 10% of women have four or more children today. In 1976, 36% of women had four or more children.

1 in 5 preschoolers are cared for in a day-care center while their mother works.

August is the most popular Birth Month.

Tuesday is the most popular day of the week in which to have a baby.

The odds of a woman delivering twins is 1-in-32.

10 Million is the number of single mothers living with children under 18 years old. This number is up from 3 million in 1970.

105 Boys are born for every 100 Girls.

Mommy Chore Facts:

Women average 2.2 hrs / day on chores, vs. 1.3 hrs / day for men.

88% of Laundry is done by moms, totaling 330 loads of laundry and 5,300 articles of clothing each year.

The least favorite chore for moms is vacuuming the stairs.

A baby has 7,300 diaper changes by it's 2nd birthday.

Moms take 2 minutes, 5 seconds to change a diaper vs. 1 minute, 36 seconds for dads. For moms, this adds up to 3, 40-hour work weeks each year - just changing diapers!

Preschoolers require mom's attention once every 4 minutes or 210 times a day.

A preschooler's mom spends 2.7 hrs / day on primary childcare, vs 1.2 hours for dad.

Mommy Records:

Mrs. Vassilyev of Russia gave birth to 69 children between 1725 and 1766.

Rosanna Dalla Corte gave birth to a baby boy when she was 63 years old in Italy in 1994.

Signora Carmelina Fedele gave birth to a 22 lb 8 ox boy in Italy in 1955

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Why We Love The Dollar Tree

Who could say no to a giant lollipop?!?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

happy halloween Pictures, Images and Photos

Yoplait Winners

Thanks to, I was able to randomly pick two readers to win a cool prize pack from Yoplait. And those numbers are:




Congrats to The Jordan's and cpullum!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Last Day!

Today is the last day to enter the Yopliat Yogurt GIVE AWAY! You've got up to three chances to win.

I will post the TWO winners tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I Didn't Learn

This morning I needed to refer back to life lesson #9843; NEVER turn your back on a toddler.

Well, I broke this rule and Parker decided to turn our big jug of milk into his favorite drink, "pink milk". The little monster was able to get the milk out of the fridge, get it up on the counter, and add his strawberry syrup. Thankfully I had caught him before he'd started to pour himself a cup. Pink milk is hard to get out of carpet - we've learned that the hard way too.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Want some free stuff?

Please register for my Yoplait Give-Away.

TWO people are going to win something, might as well be YOU!