Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas


We have a new house

And so I'll be a touch MIA while getting it ready to move in to and moving in. I'll post further details later -- Got a phone call to make right now.

Wordless Wednesday -- I love you BABY!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Label Daddy saves the day (and my sanity)

As most busy moms, I have a hard time keeping track of all of my girl's thing. I'm very particular about the girls and their exposure to germs due to their health problems. So of course, we keep our sippy cups and binkies to ourselves. Imagine my horror when picking them up at the church nursery one day to find they'd been drinking out of some one else's sippy cup all morning. *GASP* Seriously, this bothered me. So I went home, steralized their cups and pulled out my magic Sharpie.

Unfortunately sharpie only lasts so long, usually just long enough for you to stick the cup in the dishwasher. So I was on the lookout for something better. And I found it.
I had the chance to reveiw some awesome new labels from Label Daddy, a new business owned by two dads! The labels are awesome! Seriously they stick like glue -- I have washed every cup/plate, etc I attached htem too and they are still stuck there, like they were the first time I put them there.

The labels are available in several pretty colors and of course are personalizable!

Label Daddy's Labels take care of my problem for me. I put Caity's name on her cups, her extra clothes, everything that would get mixed with other children's things. And the label's stick and they stay!

These labels have saved me so much sanity. I find that I can use them for anything. My newest use was sticking them on the bins for Caity's laundry. Now she'll know which is her bin to put away. I'm definitely ordering some for Miss Izzie too.

And one of my readers will be lucky too. Label Daddy is sponsoring a giveaway for my readers. So Follow the simple rules and try to win.

1st and foremost you must go to the Label Daddy site and tell me what labels you would love to have.

For extra entries:
* Blog about this giveaway and link to both Label Daddy and my blog
* Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about this contest
* Add me to your blogroll

Label Daddy has also given us a coupon code to share. If you enter Daddy4 in the coupon code section, you will receive 10% off any order placed.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I can't believe your little one will arrive in the world today!

I'm so excited. Can't wait to meet him or her!

I still say girl. And I say you deserve that!

Much love to you! I can't think of anyone more blessed!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Macy's Friends and Family Savings Event!

From Wednesday December 10th through Monday December 15th, Macy's is offering everyone use of their employee discount.

That's right, an extra 20% off for everyone!

Download the Macy's Friends and Family Coupon!

Friday, December 05, 2008

There's a nwe bambino

in the family.

Ok. So not really family. But we are such close friends, we might as well be family. And alas that is where I disappeared to yesterday.

Welcome to the world Baby Bry.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Cartstopper -- WINNER

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-12-04 14:08:51 UTC

Kama @ Today's Housewife

Kama, please email me with your information, so I can pass it on to the sponsor.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Wordless Wednesday -- I'm Feeling Christmassy

Homemade Chirstmas Blog Party

I wanted to do something different than other blogs with my Christmas party. I wanted to focus on things you can make or buy that are homemade for your family for chirstmas. As such, not only will there be prizes(there are some, yes) there will be recipes for goodies, tutorials for things and other ideas on stuff you can make for those you are closest too.

I hope you enjoy everything about this party. My button will go up later today and you can grab it and put it on your blog. It gives you an extra entry to all giveaways (including those not in the party)

Sorry I was MIA this week

Both my girls and myself were/are sick. And I've been doing very little online in general.

Today kicks off day 1 of my Homemade christmas blog party, so look for those posts to start today.

I will post the winner of the Cart Stopper Tonight, so get your entries in while its still open.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Onfe Perfect Day by Lauraine Snelling

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

One Perfect Day

FaithWords (October 22, 2008)


Lauraine Snelling


Today, Lauraine Snelling is a member of the more than Two Million Books In Print club, but when she first began, she was a mother of three teenagers with a simple dream to write “horse books for kids.”

All told, she has over 50 books published. She thinks. She’s not sure. She’d rather write them than count them. Lauraine’s work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish and German as well as produced as books on tape.

Awards have followed her dedication to “telling a good story”: the Silver Angel Award for An Untamed Land and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter.

Helping others reach their writing dream is the reason Lauraine teaches at writer’s conferences across the country. She mentors others through book doctoring and with her humorous and playful Writing Great Fiction tape set. Lauraine also produces material on query letters and other aspects of the writing process.

Her readers clamor for more books more often and Lauraine would like to comply, if only her ever-growing flower gardens didn’t call quite so loudly over the soothing rush of the water fountains in her back yard and if the hummingbirds weren’t quite so entertaining. Lauraine and husband Wayne have two grown sons and a cockatiel named Bidley, who loves to tease their Basset Hound named Chewy.


Two mothers end up more closely connected that they could dream...and yet they are strangers to one another.

The first has two children--twins, a boy and girl, who are seniors in high school. She wants their last Christmas as a family living in the same home to be perfect, but her husband is delayed returning from a business trip abroad. And then there's an accident--a fatal one involving a drunk driver.

Meanwhile, the other mother has a daughter who needs a new heart, and so the loss of one woman becomes the miracle the other has desperately prayed for. While one mother grieves, and pulls away from her family, the other finds that even miracles aren't always easy to receive.

If you would like to read the first chapter of One Perfect Day, go HERE