Friday, October 31, 2008

Free to a Good Home

The Twittens on Halloween!!!







Trick or Treat Twin Style...





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I do it like Marilyn Monroe...

Quizzy fun!!!

Got this one from Vixen's Den and couldn't keep away.. hehehe

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Marilyn!

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You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."


Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.






How to Get Along with Me

  • * Be direct and clear

  • * Listen to me carefully

  • * Don't judge me for my anxiety

  • * Work things through with me

  • * Reassure me that everything is OK between us

  • * Laugh and make jokes with me

  • * Gently push me toward new experiences

  • * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.




What I Like About Being a Marilyn

  • * being committed and faithful to family and friends

  • * being responsible and hardworking

  • * being compassionate toward others

  • * having intellect and wit

  • * being a nonconformist

  • * confronting danger bravely

  • * being direct and assertive




What's Hard About Being a Marilyn

  • * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind

  • * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself

  • * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of

  • * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger

  • * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right

  • * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations




Marilyns as Children Often

  • * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn

  • * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger

  • * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent

  • * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel

  • * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent




Marilyns as Parents

  • * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty

  • * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence

  • * worry more than most that their children will get hurt

  • * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy






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Fun Halloween Giveaway

I woke up this morning excited. Yup, this is my Christmas I LOVE Halloween, and in the spirit of giving, We're giving away a $25.00 ITunes card. What's a celebration without music?

Wanna play? Wanna Win?

I have hidden the word Candy throughout my site:









Rules:

Just Email me the 5 posts where the letters each reside, and post a comment that you've done so.


Earn extra credit!

You may do these for extra entries.

  1. Blog about this giveaway and send me the link in a separate post.
  2. Subscribe to my feed and let me know about it in a separate post.
  3. Follow Me on Twitter.
  4. Add me to your blog roll. Let me know about it in a separate post!
  5. or just plain become a follower, and let me know in a separate post.


That's 5 extra chances to win!!!!

Good luck!
US entries and FPO / APO only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners will be posted here, please leave a valid email address or blog address if you'd like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize, or another number will be drawn. This contests ends at 11:59 pm EST on November 5Th, 2008.





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Halloween Fun Fact #31


We wish you a Happy Halloween!!!!!!








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Aloha Friday



In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Kalani @ An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday. What's that you ask? I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!





Today’s question is:

What was the scariest movie you've EVER seen?

The Thing
by John Carpenter...

LOVE horror flick and this one still leaves me oooooooooo.... lol










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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Fun Fact #30

There were estimated 36.8 million potential "trick-or-treaters" ages 5-13.


happy halloween #5




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And the winner is....

Drum Roll Please...




The Between You and Me Giveaway is officially over... and the winners are

#4 Mrs. Mommy
#10 Esther

I will be sending you an e-mail and you have 48 hrs to respond or some other lucky reader will be filling out your journal.. :)






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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The longest Day

I've been feeling a little under the weather lately... Physically, mentally, and emotionally.. Been one of those weeks..lol..

Last week I had some abdominal pain... It started around 1800 and wouldn't subside. I tossed, I turned, I walked around the house, and NOTHING would alleviate the pain. Around 0430 the girls started to wake a bit, and when I decided to get up, I couldn't breathe. It was the scariest feeling. I usually am a big fan of sucking it up. I'm sure many of you know what I mean. There aren't enough hours in the day, days in the week etc. I tend to multitask like a champ, can NEVER do just one thing at a time, that's a waste of time..lol.. (Shoot I can't afford to). Well, back on track.. I've been feeling this pain for about 2 months now, on and off, and never get around to seeing a doctor. Always something else to do. This time, my procrastination (or denial) bit me in the @ss. I had no choice but go to the ER, I mean I'd hit rock bottom, and good thing too. Turns out I had Cholecystitis, which is a fancy word for YO GALLBLADDER GOTS 2 GO...


Yup..


Everything went well, but they had to keep me overnight... I still had 5 stones in my ducts that they could not get out and they'd have to dig down (through my mouth) the following day to retrieve.. Yipee!!!!

Of course the first thoughts when they told me was my girls.. I cried for a good 2 hours (this is an exaggeration... shoot longest day deserves the longest cry. what kind of momma would I be if I admit to crying and caving in only after 45 minutes? )till I agreed to let them do surgery. All the usual running through my mind.
  • Will they be alright
  • Will they miss me
  • I didn't say good bye like it'd be the last time
  • What if it was the last time
  • Oh GOD what if I die
I think you get the picture.. But My wonderful sister promised she'd bring them to see me in the evening if they don't release me..

She didn't.

Yes, I'm still sore about that..

This was the first time I EVER went longer than 2 hours apart form them, let alone overnight.

This was my longest (loneliest) day.



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Tagged

I have officially benn tagged by Signe Says .. Looks like fun, and I've heard you get 7 years of writters block for dissing a blogger, so I had no choice but to participate.. :)




  1. I can tie a cherry stem with my tongue.
  2. I tend to divide the digits on license plates by 52.
  3. My middle name is Pierina (now I have to kill you).
  4. My name and my husband's names (first middle and of course last) each have the exact same number of letters. (first names, 4 letters/ middle names 6 letters, etc.)
  5. My birthday, my husband's birthday, the twins' birthday and our anniversary all fall in the same month.
  6. I have the annoying habit of ALWAYS adding numbers down to single digits..
  7. I love french fries with hot fudge.
Now,

I tagg..

  1. Blessed Sanctuary
  2. Simple Life
  3. Vixen's Den
  4. The Power of Three
  5. Where the Road Takes us
  6. Whatever Comes to My Mind
  7. Red Sox Mommy



So,

  1. Link to the person who sent it to me? Check
  2. Share 7 things about me? check
  3. Tag 7 other unsuspecting people? check
  4. Tell them they've been tagged ? check


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Halloween Fun Fact #29

Legendary magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit from a ruptured appendix on Halloween in 1926.

happy halloween #5



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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Fun Fact #28

The Irish used turnips as their "Jack's lanterns" originally. But when the immigrants came to America , they found that pumpkins were far more plentiful than turnips. So the Jack-O-Lantern in America was a hollowed-out pumpkin, lit with an ember.

happy halloween #5




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Avoid the Halloween Nightmare



Tips for avoiding Trick or Treat Chaos:

Halloween is fast approaching, and all the ghouls and goblins are getting anxious. Although I know October 31 is a magical night for children and some adults, it can also be very dangerous. Here are some simple tips to keep the evening from becoming a true nightmare.

Children should:


  • Go only to well-lit houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses. Travel in small groups and be accompanied by an adult.
  • Know their phone number and carry coins for emergency telephone calls.
  • Have their names and addresses attached to their costumes.
  • Bring treats home before eating them so parents can inspect them.
  • Use costume knives and swords that are flexible, not rigid or sharp.
  • When walking in neighborhoods,they should Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks, and avoid crossing yards.
  • Cross streets at the corner,use crosswalks (where they exist), and do not cross between parked cars.
  • Stop at all corners and stay together in a group before crossing.
  • Wear clothing that is bright,reflective, and flame retardant.
  • Consider using face paint instead of masks. (Masks can obstruct a child's vision.) Avoid wearing hats that will slide over their eyes.
  • Avoid wearing long, baggy, or loose costumes or over sized shoes (to prevent tripping).
  • Be reminded to look left,right, and left again before crossing the street.

Parents and adults should:

  • Supervise the outing for children under age 12.
  • Establish a curfew (a return time) for older children.
  • Prepare homes for trick-or-treaters by clearing porches, lawns, and sidewalks and by placing jack-o-lanterns away from doorways and landings.
  • Avoid giving choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys as treats to young children.
  • Inspect all candy for safety before children eat it.
  • Parents and adults should ensure the safety of pedestrian trick-or-treaters
  • Make sure children under age 10 are supervised as they cross the street.
  • Drive slowly.
  • Watch for children in the street and on medians.
  • Exit driveways and alleyways carefully.
  • Have children get out of cars on the curb side, not on the traffic side.

And a few tips about pumpkins:

  • Carve pumpkins on stable, flat surfaces with good lighting.
  • Have children draw a face on the outside of the pumpkin, then parents should do the cutting.
  • Place lighted pumpkins away from curtains and other flammable objects, and do not leave lighted pumpkins unattended.

The true scary facts:
Most people think of Halloween as a time for fun and treats. However, roughly four times as many children aged 5-14 are killed while walking on Halloween evening compared with other evenings of the year, and falls are a leading cause of injuries among children on Halloween. Many Halloween-related injuries can be prevented if parents closely supervise school-aged children during trick-or-treat activities..
Kids are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other night of the year, according to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign in Washington DC. In addition, bulky costumes or vision-restricting masks can increase the chance of falls. But if you incorporate these tips into your planning and celebration, you'll go a long way toward protecting your child and helping her have a frightfully fun time.








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Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Fun Fact #27

More interesting Halloween facts have to do with witches. "Witch" comes from the Saxon word wicca which means 'wise one'. Witches were thought to be wise enough to tell the future.


happy halloween #5




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In it to win it!!

Just cruising some of the giveaway scenes, and thought I'd share...


Oct 28

Citrus - Zooni M'uppets Mittens

Oct 29

Girls Just want to Win it- Flaunt it Maternity T=shirt


Oct 30

Muzzbee Crazy - Brita Water Filter

Holistically Heather's Blog - Valentine Drink Charm


Oct 31

Muse Reviews - Myself Belts


Nov 3

Supermomz - $50.00 Gift Certificate
Greenmom Finds - New Native Baby Sling

Redsox Mommy - BabySnazz leg warmers


Nov 7

Contest Bytes- R. W. Knudsen's Organic Sensible Sippers

Go Natural Baby - Earthwise Kids Book Set

Nov 8

Sew Christine - Handsewn Bag

Nov 16


Tanya Peila -Teething Bling










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