Thursday, May 28, 2009

Just a random update

So, my best friend's hosting a baby shower for me this saturday! I'm excited! Just gotta keep this little booger in there a couple more days... I swear it feels like she's gonna just leap out at any moment. I recall what I *thought* were contractions during my first labor - they felt like mild menstrual cramps. Turned out they were just braxton-hicks. This time around... woah, nelly! They feel like the real thing. I know they aren't, because they're so sporadic... but geezus, they hurt. In my back, front, legs, everything. Who knows, maybe they are actual contractions... but I'm not going in this time 'til I know without a doubt! I have been a lot more active this time, and I hear that can make false contractions worse.

Anyway.... a while back I won a giveaway for a coupon for a free decorative clorox wipes thingy... but I can't find 'em anywhere! They had 'em at Wal-Mart up in WA, but the one here doesn't have them. Boooo! The coupon expires Saturday (or maybe Sunday? I can't recall) and it's killing me! I want my clorox wipes! GRR!

Ok, I guess I'm gonna head back to bed now... maybe I'll be able to sleep this time.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Multiple item giveaway!

Over at the virtual baby shower hosted by Comfort Joy Designs (see the button to the left?), there are tons of games, giveaways, door prizes, and more! I just entered THIS giveaway by filling out a fun little mad lib (see previous post). This has got to be the most fun I've had entering giveaways... best bloggy baby shower, EVER. Anyway, this giveaway includes a 9 month candle set from Childish, $50 gift cert. to Maggie Maternity, temporal scanner from Exergen, and pajamas from Pajamagrams! Go do some mad libbing and possibly win some prizes!

Baby Mad Libs

(Odelay)! gasped New Daddy. It was (8 a.m.) and baby was awake for the (7th) time today. New Mommy had been (haphazardly) (folding laundry), but rushed to check on New Baby. "No, no," said New Daddy, who had been relaxing by (collecting stamps). "I'm always (hesitant) to help with the baby. I'll go." New Mommy was (psychotic), since this was only the (2nd) time that New Daddy had offered to help. In fact, New Daddy was more inclined to snack on (figs), while sitting on the (ottoman), watching (Ellen). New Mommy knew that she should (instantaneously) accept, because New Daddy might not offer again!

(This is for a giveaway... which may be explained in a post following this one...)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Look...

So, if anyone visits my page... they may have noticed it looks a bit different. I got an awesome free layout from LeeLou Blogs. They are the coolest.
Also, the buttons for blogs I visit regularly/follow are now to the left... as well as a special spot for special bloggy events. Not only is it easier for you to find the events vs. the normal buttons, it's easier for me to get rid of the special event buttons once they have "expired" without having a bunch of html or anything to weed through! Yay!
Now that I have MY computer up and running (yeah, it took long enough), I am going to work on making a new header, as the one I have doesn't quite fit right with this layout. Wish me luck!

Much love to my (possibly non-existant) readers!

Friday, May 15, 2009

By-The-Book giveaway

Outnumbered 3 to 1 is hosting a By-The-Book giveaway that ends May 26 @ 11:59pm. It's a great little book that you can "fill in the blanks" about your child and keep handy for babysitters, nannies, loved ones, and whoever else watches your child (possibly even for a clueless Daddy, when you get one of those rare "Girls Night Out" things I hear so much about). You can even make copies of pages to add in as your child grows and his or her needs and things change, or for multiple children... and, even better, you can print extra pages right from the website, just in case you don't have a copier or a convenient Kinko's. Awesome, huh?

Wanna enter? Go here to find out how!

Another giveaway hosted at Outnumbered 3 to 1 is for an Organically Hatched bath sheet... A big, absorbant bath towel made of bamboo! Just reading her review made me want one so much... I guess that's the point of reviews, eh? So, anyway, I'm entering... You should, too!

And yet another... I love funny t-shirts, don't you? Well, Crazy Dog has some of the funniest. Outnumbered 3 to 1 is hosting a giveaway for one of those funny shirts. If you want to enter, do it HERE!!!

It's a Blog Launch Party, so she also has a BUNCH of other giveaways... go check them out!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Shi Shu giveaway

Another great giveaway from the mother of Princess P (Piece of ME)! A Shi Shu baby snuggler blanket! If you're a mom, mom-to-be, or know someone who is, enter or pass the news of this giveaway along to others!

EarCheck Giveaway

Over at Piece of ME, an EarCheck middle ear fluid monitor is being given away to a lucky reader.
As a child, I had ear problems.. aches, infections, you name it.. and I worry that my children will be afflicted by the same problems. So far, so good.. but I'd rather be safe than sorry. With a monitor like this, I'd be able to determine if one of my children *possibly* has an ear infection. If your child is prone to ear infections, you should really try to get your hands on one of these to keep tabs on that pesky fluid.

If you're interested, you can enter here!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chicky's 1st giveaway!

My friend, Chicky, is hosting her very first giveaway!! Ok, so her name is Christina, but I call her Chicky... ok, so I briefly called her Chicky in high school... I honestly can't remember why... I know it's shorter, therefore easier to type.... but all of that's besides the point. She's the one that got me addicted to bloggy giveaways, and now she's hosting a giveaway for something that is a much needed item for moms and moms-to-be... A bowl and spoon set for baby. Oh, it's not just ANY ol' bowl and spoon... it's all SLANTY inside and GRIPPY on the bottom... and so awesome.. and I wants it for Bean II! It's called the Baby Dipper. It's designed especially for one-handed feeding and/or toddler self-feeding.

If you want a chance (or four) at this GREAT bowl and spoon set, head on over to Peanut's Page and enter RIGHT HERE! Go on, what are you waiting for?

A giveaway

Shannon over at Shannon Blogs Here is hosting a couple of giveaways, one of which I have entered. A three-month supply of a revolutionary laundry soap called Dropps is the prize. It seems like a neato soap... and it's eco-friendly! I've been getting greener with my cleaning supplies, so I'm very interested in trying these out. She says they work VERY well. So, if you're interested, head on over to this entry in her blog and enter!

Her other giveaway is for a FULL, non-expiring subscription to Break Pal, a computer program/networking site that reminds you to exercise, shows videos of all kinds of different exercises, and connects you with other people that like to exercise. I don't exercise (yeah, I know.. shame shame.. but geez... I've been no more than 95 lbs my entire life, aside from during pregnancy... Do I REALLY need to?), so I didn't enter... but maybe YOU exercise and think it's something you'd like.. so head on over here to enter.

I totally didn't have to plug that other giveaway... but I did anyway, because I'm nice like that. ;)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

3 FuzziBunz Diapers Giveaway @ A Psych Mommy!

A Psych Mommy has an awesome giveaway going on... 3 FuzziBunz diapers! From what I hear, they are the BEST! I'm not sure if they are giving away the one-size, perfect size, or what... but does it matter? They ALL rock, right? Getting FREE ones makes them even better.. lol

To enter, just leave a comment on the giveaway post letting her know which is your favorite color and/or print! There are several ways to get an extra entry (or three) AND you can go back EVERY DAY and tell her one more color that you like!!

Ends March 26 @ midnight PST!

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'm a weiner!!

I actually won a giveaway! I won one of the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home books! I think this is the first time I've ever won anything in my whole life!!! I'm SO freakin' excited!!! I'm beside myself with glee! I hope it arrives ok up in WA while the hubby is there... I don't have an address here, yet... and I'm not getting a COA for my mom's house, because I'll just have to cancel it in a couple of weeks.
Now that I know I CAN win giveaways, and it's not always the same people that win over and over (You know the ones - they apparently just sit around ALL DAY and enter giveaways... They're always the first comment... and they are frequent winners)... I'm going to try to enter even MORE! So be prepared to be bombarded with all kinds of giveaway posts (not like I have any readers... yet...).
I actually have one to blog about now, that I just entered tonight, but it will have to wait 'til tomorrow, as I've got things to do... Can't just sit around and enter contests and blog all day and night.. :P

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Piggy Paints Giveaway!

For the Love of Baby! is giving away a gift set of Piggy Paint Fingernail polish. Lily absolutely LOVES getting her fingernails painted, and this stuff is non-toxic and hypoallergenic and all that good stuff. I worry about using regular nail polish and remover on her, because it even messes with my nose and skin, so I can't even imagine what it must do to her! These polishes come in a variety of awesome colors that I know Lily would just LOVE!

Ends March 5th, so hurry up and get your bums over there and enter for your little girls! The contest is here!

Surprise, surprise.. Giveaways!

This time it's something I DESPERATELY need... If you knew me, you'd know I'm far from being a neatfreak. I'm far, far toward the other end of the spectrum. I'm not much for cleaning because it takes so long, is so much work, and most cleaning agents are hazardous to my family's and the earth's health... but Thelma Meyer apparently has solutions for all my problems (and then some) in her book "Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home."

Over at Life's Sweet Passions, they're giving away 5 of these books! I want one! If you want one, too, head on over there and enter. It's super easy, and there are lots of ways to get bonus entries (such as blogging about it.. that's 2 extra entries.. woohoo!) Good luck!!

Also, 5 Minutes For Giveaways is giving away an Earth's Best Organics "First Foods" gift pack, loaded with tons of yummy, organic baby foods, a bib, and a bowl. Too awesome! I know I won't need the stuff for about 7-9 more months, but the shelf life of baby food is great, so I'm not worried. GO HERE to enter this giveaway!

Monday, March 2, 2009

History of me

Hey, wow... it's not a post about a giveaway, for once. I haven't started on this blog, because I honestly don't know where to start. I suppose I could start at the beginning, eh? Well.. here's a summary...

I was born in Nashville, TN in the middle of summer in the early 80's. That's all you're getting as far as details... I do not enjoy getting stalked. No names, no specific dates.. Just a location and season. :P We lived about 30 minutes outside of Nashville, in a very small town, until I was 7.. then we moved to West TN. We moved back to the aforementioned small town a year later. Yeah, exciting. I was "new" and "popular" in school for a whole year! Wee! Then we moved back and everything went back to the way it was. *shrug*

So, I lived in and around that small town for most of my life. I met the man that would become my husband while working at Wal-Mart. No, he didn't work there. So a lot of stuff happened.. I was in a couple of pretty much boring relationships and jobs besides Wal-Mart (though I ended up there, again, a year after I quit), and he eventually knocked a girl up and thought the right thing to do was marry her. Things didn't work out between them after a year or so, and they separated. That's when he came back into my life... at Wal-Mart... again. No, he didn't work there, then, either. We started dating about 6 months after he split up with his wife. Eventually, they got divorced, and we got around to having a daughter and getting married... in that order. He joined the army, they moved us across the country. He deployed, our daughter and I moved back home and stayed with my parents, even though I could have handled it on my own. (SOOOO fun, let me tell you *twitchy grin*... but it was the only way my hubby wouldn't worry about us)

He redeployed (aka "came home") and we moved back across the country. I got pregnant with our #2 later that year. He re-enlisted. We found out Bean II is another girl (HOORAY!!!) and that he got his choice of station (which is MUCH closer to home) within a day or two of each other. I'll be moving (with Daughter #1) this weekend to find us a place to live... while he stays up here for another month to get everything settled and to get cleared.

Now you're caught up... and I can start blogging about the here and now in future posts! Also, I'm all about giveaways.. so if you know of any good ones (especially ones with baby stuffs), let me know.. and I'll let y'all know about the ones I find, right here in this blog. :D

And another...

Yeah... this blog is turning into a "ZOMG GIVEAWAY" blog... and that's fine by me. I planned on using this blog once I found out I was pregnant with Bean II.. and still plan to, but life has gotten in the way. Maybe I'll manage to make an actual post sometime today... Anyway...

The Meanest Mom is hosting a fantabulous giveaway, lots of awesomeness. Go check it out!

Another giveaway! (ZOMG I won it!)

Head on over to and check out the review and giveaway of Magic Senses Glycerin Soap! The review/giveaway features the Cheerful Butterfly handcrafted soaps seen here. They are too cute and apparently smell fabulous.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another bloggy baby shower!

Yet another baby shower giveaway, this time hosted by 3 Kids And Us. Runs Feb 1-24 (or if Cat pops before then, a little while longer) There's no "cause" behind this one, just some good old fashioned giveaways, in honor of the month that she is due!

I didn't win anything in the Leelou giveaway, hopefully my luck will be different this time! I really want cool stuffs for my little girly bean II!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bloggy Baby Shower

Leelou Blogs
If anyone happens to stumble upon my blog, go here and help out two families with little baby girls in the nicu.. and enter to win the same goodies that those families will receive from sponsors of the little charity deal they have going! Ends Feb. 12th!