Friday, July 31, 2009

Blog Giveaway- Only 1 day left!!

Good luck to everyone! Random.org will be picking the winner!

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Did you get your Free Chocolate this Friday?


Every Friday through September 25 you can enter to get a free full size candy bar including M&Ms, Milky Way, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Twix or Dove. I have already gotten 3 coupons in the mail and the 4th is on it's way!
https://secure.realchocolate.com/

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Latest Project!




I got this idea from a lady on the nest.com, she said she saw ones that were similar on Etsy and they were almost $50. This cost me about $10. The canvas was a 3 pack for $8.49 and I had a 40% off coupon. The 2 paints we under $3.00. I also bought a pack of these hanger stick on plastic things, they were $1.99 and right next to the canvas.

I still need to hang it. I think it will go behind the couch. I will post a final picture when it is up.

Thankful Thursdays!

Shannon over at Life After I "Dew has been doing Thankful Thursdays. I am going to jump on the band wagon this week. Hopefully I can continue it weekly!

I am so Thankful for:

Madison- My Daughter. She has made me a mother and I love her to pieces! She is my favorite accomplishment so far! We had had such an amazing first year with her. She will be one year old in just a few short days. I am sure this next year will be just if not more amazing as she continues to grow and learn more and more each day. I love you so much sweetie!

JR- My husband. I am so thankful he is all mine! I couldn't of asked or hoped for a better man to spend the rest of my life with. He is my best friend and I am so Thankful I asked him to prom my senior year of high school. We have been together ever since. (That was so unlike me to ask someone out! LOL!) I don't know what I was thinking, but I am glad I did! We have been having so much fun for the past 9 1/2 years. On August 5 we will celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. I love you babe!

Date Nights!- In the past year we have been on 2 dates without Madison. It was so nice! A few months ago we went to a comedy show and our friends Katie and Dave watched Madison. Thank you!!! :O) This past week we attended a dining out at my husbands job and our friends Shersti and Matt watched Madison for us. Thank you so much!! Date nights are great. I forgot what is was like not having to worry about a little one and being "free". Our friends Liesel and Eric said they would watch Madison because we baby sat for them before. Guys, when you get settled in your new home in a few months- we will talk about cashing in the IOU!! LOL! :o) Yes, date nights are great. Maybe we will take at least 3 this next year! Whoot Hoo!!

And of course we are thankful for are wonderful family and friends that we have in our lives! We have some amazing old friends and lots of amazing new ones. I am so thankful for the wonderful friends we have met here at our new home.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Just a reminder to Friends and Family..............

We'd love to read your comments! I switched my settings over a couple of weeks ago so if you don't have a blogger account you can still add comments. Just click on the comment word at the end of the posts. Just be sure to add your name to the end of your message, otherwise it will come up as anonymous. We look forward to hearing from you!

Don't Forget to enter my giveaway! Only 5 days left!

It is is on page 2!

Scroll down and click "older posts" It is a little ways down called Surprise Time!

Sneak Peek!

Only 5 more days until we have a one year old!!
Here are her Birthday girl gifts from us.

I love this Haba duck. When it came in the mail I showed it to Madison, and she didn't want to let it go. I had to sneak it back into it's box without her seeing it. I got it on Amazon (I had a $20 rewards gift card, so the duck was only $6!) Madison has a few Haba toys and they are wonderful! They are made in Germany and very well made. This store: http://www.oompa.com/ carries all the Haba toys too. I highly recommend them! Melissa and Doug puzzles are great too. I found this one at Toys R Us. When ever I get a 20% coupon in the mail I go there to check out the puzzles. Madison has 2 now and loves them! This one below is neat, it make animal sounds.
One last minute gift. I picked up another Melissa and Doug puzzle. I was in Elder Beerman last week and they gave me a $10 off $25 purchase. So I bought this and a necklace. So since this puzzle was $9.99 that means I got it for free, right? LOL! Kinda..... :O) Well, M&D has some great toys, I highly recommend them too!
Ginger is making sure Madison's gifts are safe.
Only 5 more days and then you can have them. Maybe I can talk Daddy into letting you have your "Birthday" on Sunday since your really Birthday is on Monday... Well see...... :O)

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This little birdy stopped by to eat our sunflower. He was so pretty, I am glad I got a picture!

Outdoor Fun!

Some recent pictures.....





Garden Update

Madison went out back yesterday and brought me back some fresh produce! LOL! Just kidding! She does love the outdoors and did walk with me on her lion all the way to the garden and helped carry a cucumber home. She isn't walking yet, but getting very close!





Monday, July 27, 2009

For the coffee lovers!

I don't like coffee, but I got one for my husband.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

DIY Moon Sand

I came across this on the nest.com today. If you are one of those brave mom's that allows your kids to play with messy fun toys this is for you! I bet it is much cheaper than the real stuff!
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/07/15/diy-moon-sand/

We hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

P.S Don't forget to enter my give a way below if you haven't already!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Surprise Time!!!

I am doing a give a way! YAY!! I have been making baby/ toddler hair clips since Madison has been born. I planned on doing a little online shop like ebay or etsy, but just haven't had time. I have been giving them to a few friends and now it is one lucky readers turn!

The winner will get a Flower clip holder ($7.00 value) and 5 clips ($3.00 each) So a$22 free gift for your little girl.

You can enter if you have a little girl 8 years old or younger or even if you know of a little girl that would love these. Just leave me a comment and let me know what color Flower clip holder you would like, and I will contact you if you win. I will be using a random number generator on the website random.org. http://www.random.org/

The 5 clips pictured is the ones you will get, plus the flower clip holder of your choice. I thought with Halloween and football season around the corner those ones would be fun to include.

Pick a color




Here is Madison's clip holder


The winner will be announced on Monday August 3rd- Madison's Birthday!! :O)
I will contact you and then you can send me your shipping address.


Good luck!!


Some recent pics from the last week













Yesterday ...... Part 1

Madison- " Hey Ginger, whana play!?"

Madison-"Pleaseeeee!"

Madison- "OK, fine just lay there then!"

Madison- Evil Grin "ha ha ha ha ha"


Madison- "I want to play Ginger!! Let's play!"

Madison- "If you just lay there and don't want to play, I will run you over!"


Ginger- " Madison- I was taking a good nap, grrrrr!!"

Madison-"What? I didn't do anything. The lion did it!!!"

Madison- "Anyone else want to play????"