Monday, June 27, 2011

A Baby Shower Gift and Scraps

I have been busy, but who hasn't?  I want to share my latest project with you, a baby shower gift.  I am going to a baby shower tonight.  I haven't been to one in ages and I do love them. I wanted to do something different, not the typical grab gift and stuff in a bag plus I have been itching to be creative lately.  I had so much fun coming up with and putting together this gift.  Are you ready?  Here it is.

Introducing the Diaper Trike!

I have the best little helpers!

And here is what I did with some scraps I had leftover from a long time ago project.  I haven't decided what I am going to do with it yet.  I am debating on a border and of course I still have to figure out my backing. 

Well, what do you think?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wonder of Wonders

Time for another Five Minute Friday.  To join along and for all the details hop on over to thegypsymama.

When I hear the word Wonder. My mind automatically thinks of Creation and the wonder of our Creator.  Have you ever stopped just to think and meditate on how wonderful our world is?  To think that God created it all.  He put everything into motion.  He thought of every tiny detail and how it would interlock with every other tiny detail in our universe.  It is simply amazing and beyond all comprehension.  Think of how nature works together plants, animals, people.  We couldn't really exist without each other.  God designed bugs and animals that help keep our world clean.  Trees and plants that help give us fresh air to breath and man to help take care of the world God gave us.  What a wonderful world God has left us.  Take time to take in the Wonder of Wonders, God he who is responsible for all that is.  Now isn't that a wonder?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Home is Where...

Its Friday again and time for another Five Minute Friday.


Home is where...
things are calm from the storms of life
you know you are loved even in your toughest state
you can let your hair down and be appreciated for it
cuddles, hugs and kisses are always waiting
chores are never done, but you wouldn't have it any other way
story time is never just story time, it is another excuse to cuddle together
you can breath that breath of relief
you are safe
you are happy
you are content
The list could keep going and going.  I am sure you get the idea.  Lets remember to keep our homes heaven on earth.


Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Giveaway Winnings!

I won the grocery bag and kit from GreenBagLady 's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.
I won the diaper cover from Doodle La 's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.
I won the Pampered Chef cook book in the giveaway I posted from Rustique Art Blog.

Giveaways can be lots of fun!

Remember this?

Well it got me this for free!

I contacted Swiffer about my broken swiffer wet jet and they very kindly sent me a coupon to replace it for free.  Target has the red ones (limited edition).  Don't be afraid to contact a company with feedback, but always remember to be nice.  You never know how it might turn out.

I contact companies occasionally to leave my feedback (good or bad).  If there is a product that I really like I like to pass on my compliments to the company telling them why I like their product.  Not too long ago I contacted Target about their coupon policy and a product that I would like them to carry.  I received a thank you letter along with a $10 gift card in the mail.  Who knew?  That was a sweet surprise.  I also contacted EOS over their lip balm.  I love their lip balm, but imagine my surprise when I opened it and it had mold on it.  Ick!  EOS was very quick to respond to my emails and send me coupons not only for a free replacement, but some extra $1 off coupons as well.  I guess you could say it pays to give feedback.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Backwards Can Be Fun!

I know I have been a little hit and miss with the 5 minute Fridays, but that's because I am one busy mama and sometimes I don't even realize its Friday until its Sunday and Friday is gone.  This weeks topic Backwards.


Backwards is the way my brain works most of the time.  I do things only later to find out I skipped a very important step.  I say things and then realize I did not make  any sense at all.  It made sense in my backwards mind before I said it.  Sometimes I wish my mind wasn't so backwards all the time and sometimes I am thankful for my backwards mind because it gives  me yet another reason why I am nothing apart from God.  Having a backwards mind can be a challenge, but it can be fun too.  Just think of all the things that I have said and have given a good laugh.  It is like walking backwards, it is different and sometimes it is good to do things a little different.  It gives a new perspective and brings diversity to what would otherwise be a very boring day. 
Sometimes going backwards in time can be a good thing.  Reflecting on the good times of the past.  Where we have come from and all God has done in our lives.  Just remember don't get stuck in backwards time.  Don't remember what God has forgotten.  And always remember to go forward after going backwards!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Boppy By Design Grand Opening Drawing

Check out the drawing over at Boppy By Design.  They have some cute items in their shop.  My favorite is the petti skirts.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Free Scholastic Book and SeaWorld Contest

My family loves SeaWorld.  The Man and I first went to SeaWorld on our honeymoon.  We then made another trip while I was pregnant with our first and have been back twice with the kids.  Now it has been a while (2-3 years) since we have been back and the kids have been asking to go back since the last time we were there.  I came across this contest earlier this morning.  I don't normally win contest, but occasionally the stars align and I do.  My thinking is you never know unless you try and it is always worth a shot.  I thought I would share this fun contest for others who might be interested.  Oh, everyone who enters gets a free book too.  All you have to do is write an essay about a special moment that has brought your family closer.

Inspiring Family Connections Essay Contest.

Good luck!