Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hey Homies!

I just wanted to say, I'm around. And alive.

Gemma is a wild child.

I'll be back for real, soon.

Pinky promise this time!

Please don't leave me.



Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Congratulations to Liz of Quiltz n' Hoez, the winner of the first official And Baby Makes Two CSN giveaway. Happy shopping!

Also, many thanks to all of you who entered!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mobile Upload # 1 and a Reminder!

Isn't she cute?

Isn't the picture quality horrible?

Oh, well.

This was taken at Gemma's 15 month appointment on the 3rd. Gemma is tall and skinny at 31.something I forgot inches and 20 pounds and 1 ounce. She is in the 75th percentile for height and 10th percentile for weight.

As I have said before, she is not built like her mama.

I took 14 and 15 month pictures, but still haven't gotten around to uploading them here. Soon, hopefully?

Anywho, just wanted to share this cuteness and remind you to enter my giveaway! You have a little less than 7 hours left, so get at it!

In a related announcement, due to this giveaway my blog will no longer be featuring BlogHer ads. This opens me up to host more giveaways in the future, so where I don't plan on turning this into a giveaway blog, I would love to host something if anyone out there is is interested!

Take care, and stay warm my blog buddies!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Things That Make Me Happy

I've been a bit of a Negative Nancy. In my every day life that is. I haven't been blogging much because I am pretty sure all I would come up with are a bunch of vents and rants and to be completely honest...

It's not that bad.

Sure, things feel a general now.

Things that are making me happy right now:

Gemma. Duh. If I remember I will upload a photo of her and all her toddling glory when I get off of work. She is seriously a handful lately but I am so happy to have her sweet presence in my life.

The Sing Off. Watch now and thank me later. This show is so. good. I am not a Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, America's Got Talent (and so on and so forth) fan, and I love this! The music is actually really enjoyable. LOVE IT!

My new phone.

Yes, I'm shallow. I downgraded phones when i was pregnant and I am so happy to have a smart phone again. I am welcoming myself back to 2010!

DIY holiday gift ideas. I am finding TONS of economical and fun looking gifts to make for the family this year. Seriously, the hardest part is going to be narrowing down and choosing only a few to do. Right now I am thinking Malted Hot Cocoa Mix, Tile Coasters, Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments, and these sweet little Mice Ornaments. All of these look super easy and don't require too many supplies, so should be fun.

Oh, yeah, my $45 CSN Stores promo code giveaway makes me happy too!

Remember folks, " Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections."

Feel free to share what makes you happy. But only if it makes you happy. To share. Does that make sense?

And enter the giveaway already, darn it!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

45$ CSN Giveaway!

Big news...

I'm finished Christmas shopping! Do you want to know where I went to finish up?

 CSN Stores. CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish furniture, leather messenger bags, or great cookware! You can definitely find something for everyone on your list. I think Gemma is going to LOVE the Bilibo I picked out for her!

Isn't it cool looking?

The great thing about CSN is you can shop for the kids AND the adults on your list all in one place. I know I have already mentioned that they have something for everyone on your list, but seriously, for me, that is the best part. No more store to store or even site to site...CSN Stores has you covered!

I am honored today to be able to spread around a little holiday love and offer a one-time-use $45 CSN Stores promotional code to one of my lucky readers. This would be awesome for a last minute gift or even to treat yourself to something Santa forgot to bring!

To enter the giveaway:

Tell me how you would spend your $45 at CSN Stores

* Become a follower of my blog or comment if you already are  (1 entry)
* Become a fan of CSN on Facebook  (1 entry)
* Follow CSN on Twitter (1 entry)
* Blog about this giveaway and leave me a comment with a link (3 entries)
*Share a favorite holiday shopping memory (1 entry)

 This giveaway will end Monday, December 13 at 11:59 EST. The winner will be chosen via random number generator and will be notified via email of their win. Please be sure to include your email if it is not publicly available in your profile so that I can notify you of your win. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.

Good luck, happy holidays, and have an awesome week!