Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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EC Top Droppers
March 2009



Glue 4 Families

Life's A Pizza PieMommy's Little CornerThe Modern Mom
Life's sweets and spicesA Simple LifeMoms... Check Nyo





First and foremost... A huge thank you to my 10 top droppers and all those that take the time to come by whether you just sneak a peek or take the time to enjoy and comment..

As promised, for 2009 I will be featuring the top 10 on my side bar for the entire month. If you're looking for blogs with a little substance and loyal droppers, take the time to visit them... You won't be disappointed... (I haven't been)


And IF you wanna brag???? Grab the Tag...

I know I'm always proud when I hit the top 10..




MOTF




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Random Tuesday Thoughts #3

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Been seeing this meme around for a minute, and thought I'd give it\ng for a little more randomness, give the Unmom a look see..

My husband is finally back, but I'm not quite sure if things are better or not yet.. lol.. I enjoy having him home, I missed him terribly, but I had forgotten how awkward it is at first when they get back form deployment. I guess I was also taking for granted the fact that EVERYTHING was MY way.. lol...

I really shouldn't complain, he IS trying. The girls really took to him sooner than I expected, when it's light outside... Once night time comes... OH NO!!!
They keep looking at me as if to say... "He hasn't left yet?"... lol..
I'm not ready for him to leave anytime soon, as a matter of fact it's driving me insane he had to work today... Speak of the devil, he just called. Funny how after 15 years of being together, I STILL get butterflies in my stomach when I talk to him.. Not ALWAYS though.. lol.. We have our moments..

Got a weird e-mail this morning from my e-mail provider asking for our password and all sorts of info... Does anyone still fall for these? We've even received phishing texts... saying our ATM card has been canceled and to text back our social, phone number, etc.. It really is sad how may devious folks are out there.. A real shame.

Have I mentioned enough that being a mom is the greatest job I've ever had?

It's mentioned in a medical journal that a cure for a cough is laxatives, it's meant to keep you from coughing for fear of an accident... WHAT? Not kidding folks.. And if you're wondering what has prompted me from feeling all warm and fuzzy about being a mom to thinking of poop? Well, don't they go had in hand? Of course.. I can smell some now.. gotta run..














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Monday, March 30, 2009

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Music Monday #12
Shania Twain
You're Still The One


Lyrics | Shania Twain lyrics - You're Still The One lyrics
In honor of my best friend, husband, companion, and love of my life almost coming home after a VERY long deployment.... I decided to share this song.. I asked him what song most reminds you of us... and this is his choice,... Our odds were incredible, and everyone's faith in us making it were minute, but we beat them odds and proved them ALL wrong....

Came across this @ Lady Javas Head over there to see more Music Mondays.. (and the cool site)

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.



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Friday, March 27, 2009

Aloha Friday #27



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:

If you could bring something back from your childhood, what would it be?

Innocence.... That's what I'd bring back..

and now that hubby's finally back... I asked him, and in his infinite wisdom? he'd choose his Huffy Bike.. lol..





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Thursday, March 26, 2009

*** Closed*** Suporting the Hunt









I don't know about you, but I LOVE to surprise my hubby when it comes to the gift giving. Every Christmas, birthday, etc. We try to out do each other on little surprises, and who doesn't love surprises. Right?

This year, I come fully armed, thanks to "Treasure Hunt-A Book of Clues for Parties". Whether you are super creative with this sort of thing, or need all the help you can get, this book is a must have. The creativity is awesome, the idea's are amazing, and it takes the guess work out of it. I loved the fact that it is completely laid out for you. How-To ideas, step-by-step instructions from start to finish, and all your clues are included as well. With the stress of party planning, this is a stress free element that would add a great twist for any age. I'm extremely excited about this book. The possibilities are endless...Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers and much more!

We had a chance to try it out to weeks ago. My niece was celebrating her 10th birthday, and the hunt went off with out a hitch.... Can you say this made that little girl's world, and the look on her face made mine. I can't wait to do a few with my girls..

About the Author...

Nancy Kruse is the exciting new author of "Treasure Hunt-A Book of Clues for Parties." She has traveled extensively and lived in 8 states with her husband Robert, an underground construction inspector, and her four daughters. She enjoys reading, writing poetry, and new creative projects. She currently lives in rural Georgia, and has produced a book that ROCKS!!!






We are so excited that she wants to share one with one our readers.


Rules:

Leave us a comment on what event you would like to try this out at, and who you'd surprise with a treasure hunt...


Earn extra credit!

You may do these for extra entries.

  1. Blog about this giveaway and send me the link in a separate post.. (will count as 3 entries, and ask folks to let me know YOU sent them... You'll get an entry for EACH of their entries that mention you)
  2. Subscribe to my feed and let me know about it in a separate post.
  3. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway... include @Mommyinondfly... and leave me a link in comments.
  4. Add my button.... 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!!!! and a ton of chances for extra entries.

Good luck!
US entries 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 April 11, 2009.






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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Giveaway Wrap-up

Just thought I'd share with you some of the many great giveaways I've come across..


Mar 27

Boon Water Bug @ 3 Kids and Us

Mar 29

The Safe Sippy @ "Deal"ectible Mommies

Mar 31

Blog Design @ Restored 316 Designs

April 01

See Kai Run Shoes @ A Family Completed

April 06

Mom and baby Pendant @ Playground for Parents

April 08

Boogie Wipes @ Mommying On The Fly

April 09

Jack and Lily Shoes @ A Family Completed











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Lookin for an overhaul?

Custom Blog Design Giveaway


You only have until March 31 to participate in this awesome giveaway. I mentioned before, that I was looking for a new look, and maybe it's fate, but this would be great. This is being sponsored by Restored 316 Designs, so head on over... Take a look around...





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Sunday, March 22, 2009

*** Closed *** Gesundheit



It has been super crazy lately with two sick kiddos running around. Double fevers, double the coughing, and twice as much boogies.... Now, my girls aren't usually super snotty or often sick, but this one was a bad one. The virus had a field day bouncing back and forth between them, while mommy just played catchup... Then a mini miracle... I must admit, I LOVE the boogie moms. They hooked me up with some boogie wipes to try out, and they could not have come in at a better time. I got less resistance from the girls, the smells were amazing, and no Rudolph noses...

What are boogie wipes you ask?

Boogie Wipes are a moist wipe product with added saline, they offer quick, gentle, effective relief of stuck on Boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold & allergies. They come in he 30 count packs, or even individually wrapped wipes for coverage on the go.

Boogie Wipes are made with Natural Saline to Dissolve Mucus, Hypoallergenic, Alcohol Free, Moisturize with Vitamin E, Aloe and Chamomile, Lightly Scented, Gentle Enough for All Ages, and Phthalate & Paraben Free. More simply put, a mama's dream....

And now for a little history...



Boogie Wipes are the creation of a mad scientist in West Virginia, in an attempt to take over your children. NAH!!! Just kidding... These were the brain child of some awesome Momeprenures who were in search of new ways to help support their families while staying involved and present in our kids daily lives. Does this sound familiar? It was that desire that led them to the idea of a Boogie Wipe.
Boogie Wipes were invented in 2007 as a solution to our kids’ runny, red noses. After trying to use saline spray, bulb syringes and regular dry tissue, they quickly saw that there had to be a better way to treat a stuffy nose. Months of market research resulted in an answer as plain as the nose on our face - a saline-infused moist wipe that soothes chapped, sore noses while dissolving mucus. The first order was shipped in December, 2007, and is present in 30,000 retail stores nationwide.

Boogie Wipes have been :

We absolutely loved them. They come in three scents: Fresh Scent, Great Grape Scent, and Magic Menthol. We dug them all. To be honest that Magic menthol was extra special on those extra stuffy days.. Have I mentioned Boogie Wipes ROCK.

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On that note, the moms over at Boogie Wipes wanna share them with YOU!!! They're offering one of you lucky readers 3 packs of 30-count wipes (fresh, grape & menthol).



Rules:


Head on over to the Boogie Wipes website and take a look around, then come back here and let us know what you think you'd dig MOST about trying them out..

Earn extra credit!


You may do these for extra entries.

  1. Blog about this giveaway including a link back to me and Boogie Wipes. Include the link in a separate post.. (will count as 3 entries, and ask folks to mention YOU sent them... You'll get an extra entry for EACH of theirs)
  2. Subscribe to my feed and let me know about it in a separate post.
  3. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway... include @Mommyinondfly... and leave me a link in comments.
  4. Add my button.... 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 quite a few extra chances to win!!!!

Good luck!
US entries 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 April 08, 2009.



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Mommy Moments #8



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Mommy Moments #8
Siblings/Cousins


Star, a few hours long with her cousins Alex and Leigh

Luna, a few hours long with her cousins Alex and Leigh


Star and Luna with their Cousin May and Lola.. Just a 2 weeks old.

Star and Luna with their cousins Alex and Leigh... Camping last year in Maine


The wild pack... Here are Star and Luna with all the maternal cousins.. (and my siblings... :) ) Alex, Leigh, Kara, and Josie.






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