Life is like a sandcastle something beautiful here for awhile & then gone, but the impression it makes on others can last forever.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Goose Creek Enterprises

I was introduced to Goose Creek Enterprises by The Dirty Shirt Blog. It was meant to be.....My son told me he would like a rocking horse for Christmas. I entered the giveaway going on at the Dirty Shirt and won Milo, a handcrafted wooden rocking piggy. Well not exactly a horse, but a pig. No matter it was the highlight gift at my home Christmas morning and the first gift he ran to. Milo has beautiful handcrafted details all the way from his piggy ears to his curly piggy tail. He is adorable and we are so grateful to Goose Creek Enterprises for this little piggy and to The Dirty Shirt for hosting a wonderful review and giveaway.

Goose Creek Heirloom Rockers are just beautiful from handcrafted wood work to fine leather and painted details. It is also great knowing that the rockers are all natural and the paint is also non toxic. From rocking horses to rocking pigs visit Goose Creek and take a look around.

Above the cute little smile like all his dreams have come true & later half a sleep he rocked & rocked. A wonderful memory and Baby brother will enjoy Milo too.

It's this the cutest picture you've seen..I borrowed it from Goose Creek Website.

Personality from each Handmade Goose Creek Heirloom Rockers bring childhood imagination to life with exquisite character & details.

Scary After Christmas

Christmas was wonderful here, after Christmas was scary. First the good and happy part. Matthew got his second front tooth for Christmas on the bottom. Both Kids got plenty of toys. My family had such a nice quite and happy Christmas as you can see from the pictures, but after the quite comes.....the ER.

Well I guess I should have known better to get a exercising trampoline. Turned my head to go in the kitchen to get the baby his bottle, CC pulled the trampoline out and jumped off the bed (that is up to my hip high) on to it apparently and hit his head. I heard a loud cry and ran. Observing and did not see blood, a bump was raising up over his ear and his ear red. Off to the ER when he calmed down and he seemed good, but I wanted to make sure from the doctor.

The Hospital doctor said we would do a CT Scan to make sure there was no internal bleeding. CC took the doctor stethoscope and was full of it. CT Scan and head trauma, my 2yr did not like the machine or holding still. The first 2 tries was disaster, They did not want to sedate him. I held him and rocked then he went to sleep. We were wheeled to the machine with a wheelchair. I was scared to death, but all came back from the scan good. Things can happen fast no matter how close you watch them and they will surprise you.

I know boys are suppose to be rough, but I don't know if I can take much more of that. What's the the most crazy and scary stunts your kids did? At almost 3 now, I still have many more years to see what's coming and baby brother is behind him watching ready to follow along. How many gray hairs is that now?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Giveaways 12/29

I'm entering for some great giveaways, while the kids are a sleep, so come back and check out this post. I will be adding more to it tonight and tomorrow. first is:

A Oreck Halo Vaccum at Trying to Stay Calm. Love this one what a really great vaccum and I think it could do wonders with my messy 2 year old and soon to be crawling baby. So to win the Oreck Halo Head on over to Trying to Stay Calm for your chance to win too.Trying To Stay Calm

Butterscotch Personalized Throw Blanket @ Sweep4Bloggers giveaway sponsored by Butterscotch Blankees(ends 12/29/09)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fun Blogs & Great Giveaways 12/23

If anyone wonder why I post at the last moment I find a giveaway I like and I save them to my favorites arranged by date, I enter that day and if I don't make it, then it was not meant to be. I have found that very helpful and I stay organized. Now here are some great Blogs & Giveaways.

The Dirty Shirt I love the Dirty Shirt Blog, and I think you will too.
The Dirty Shirt Giveaways I've entered today:
WoW Imports- name necklace of their own (up to $27.95 value) 12/23
Two $30.00 Walmart Gift Cards to help toward your holiday meals.
Wall Slicks Gift Code worth up to $200 ends 12/31

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mamanista Hottest Holiday Toys for 2009

I was over at Mamanista and was looking through the Gift Guide. I seen the Playhut Thomas Tank Play Vehicle and know that is something my son likes tents and Thomas. I also saw the KidKraft Fun Explorers Rocket Ship, and think he would like it also. Check out the giftguide it is full of cool and fun toys. It may be a little late for Christmas now, but I'm thinking Birthday just around the corner.
Hottest Holiday Toys From Mamanista

Family Lost to House Fire

I just had to pass this message on and say please do the same. It is a terrible tragedy to lose one person you love to an accident. This poor women lost her husband, 4 yr son and 8 month old daughter. Not to mention every item she owns. No one should have to endure so much pain and heartache. My heart goes out. Please visit this blog to see if you can help.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"My Entry For the Kia Sorento Ultimate Road Trip Sweepstakes"

"Kia Sorento Ultimate Road Trip Sweepstakes"

People have you seen the Kia Sorento, I'm in love. ALL that ROOM. I currently have a Kia Rio, love the gas mileage, but got it before I knew I was pregnant. OK roomy enough for one kid, but add child #2 and I need space. The new Kia Sorento has that space and more...

To answer the question from Momlogic and Kia "If you could take your family on a road trip anywhere, where would you go and why?" I would have to answer Maggie Valley, North Carolina. There is the most fun park there called "Ghost Town in the Sky." I have such wonderful memories of spending time there with my grandparents. They also let me sift for gold and gems, so much fun!!! We watched live shows and spent time together and I loved it. I would love to pack my kids up and take them there.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Computer Anyone?

How would you like to win one of the amazing HP TouchSmart 600 PC. ME TOO!
Check out each of these blogs and you may just get to blog away on a new HP TouchSmart 600 PC. You can bet I have my comments in and I have my fingers & toes crossed that I will win a TouchSmart 600 PC. If I win one I'd stick my tongue out at my husband and beat him away from it.

Kelly's Reviews

My Charming Kids/MckMama


Totally Together Reviews

The NieNie Dialogues

This one end today!!

"Great Holiday Season gift ideas for kids! Over at Mommy’s Quiet Time there is a Vtech Jungle Gym: Ride & Learn Giraffe Bike Giveaway. For ages 18-36 months. Great interactive toy that encourages toddlers to peddle and have fun while learning how to count, do their ABCs, play games and more! Hurry and enter today! Contest ends on December 14th at noon central time. Contest is only open for US residents.”

Night Owl Mama also has a Great VTech giveaway going on and it will end on 12/15. Night Owl Mama has up for grabs VTech V.Smile V-Motion Active Learning System.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Original Scrapbox 12 Blogs of Christmas

The Original Scrapbox Gives Back with the 12 Blogs of Christmas
December 4-11th 2009 Blog Candy Giveaway!

The Workbox

EZ View Craft Desk

EZ View Desktop

The Original Scrapbox who have 12 new EZ View Desktops to give away to 12 lucky blog hoppers and three new EZ View Desks to give away, one to a lucky blog hopper and two to charity. To find out more visit each of the blogs below.


Vanilla Joy


Capadia Designs

Crafty Makes

Just Me,My Soldier and My Two Little Chicks

Random-Ish by Nichole

Auntie Thesis

Park City Girl

Lovely Little Handmades

The Queen of the Clan

Rachelle Writes

Fun Giveaways and Great Blogs

I will be adding to this list today.

1. Over at Night Owl Mama is a great giveaway going on and the sponsor is CSN BABY. The giveaway is for the winners choice of either a Disney Cars or Disney Princess Wooden Toy Box. Visit Night Owl Mama, you will love her blog. I know my kids would love the Disney Cars Wooden Toy Box from CSN Baby. Ends 12/11

2. The Mom Reviews has the perfect gift for me this season a beautiful 7.0-8.0 mm White Freshwater Pearl Necklace worth $945, via certified GIA appraisal from Pearl Paradise. I also like the Multi color peals! end 12/11
Therapeutic Reviews & Giveaways

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hurry! some ending tonight

Keep checking back I will be adding tonight to this list!

End 12/09 *3 Garnets and 2 Sapphires are having a Hoover giveaway. What you can win is a Hoover Platinum Collection Cordless Stick Vac with a rechargeable LiNX lithium ion battery. That would be a nice Christmas present to me.

Ends 12/09 Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1 is also having a Hoover giveaway. What you can win is a Hoover Platinum Collection Cordless Stick Vac with a rechargeable LiNX lithium ion battery.

Ends12/10 Kids Foot Locker Giveaway @ KiddiesCorner Deals. What is the prize well two lucky winners will win $100.00 Gift Cards to Kids Foot Locker. That would go a long way with my 2 kids.
Kiddies Corner Deals

Ends 12/10 One Luck winner at a Piece Of Me will win a 6.5-7.0 mm White Freshadama Pearl Bracelet from Pearl Paradise! I could have a good time in the pearl shop. What a beautiful selection.

The Mom Buzz has a Hoover T-Series Rewind to give away to one lucky winner. You have a little more time to enter this great giveaway it ends 12/19.
The Mom Buzz

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Vanilla JoyGiveaways & Links.

One of my favorite Blogs is Vanilla Joy, I have visited Kelsey's blog since I've been blogging and love it. The Content of the blog is great I really enjoy seeing Kelsey Scrapbooking ideas and she has recipes too. Here are some links & Visit Vanilla Joy Blog an be inspired by Kelsey.

Right now Vanilla Joy has The Black Friday Giveaway Event going on with prize like:

Bosch Kitchen Machine
RCA Gift Basket
Logitech Webcam
Patch Products
Cuisinart Rice Plus
Sharp Blu-ray Player
Step2 Fresh Market Kitchen
JVC Picsio
Darda Cars
Felt Tales
Shade Sweater
Beaba Babycook
Seagate Theatre
Tummy Tub

“craft room organization”

“creative date ideas”

“obaji skin care”

“scrapbooking furniture”

Babee Love Holiday Road Trip/Gift Guide

A really great blog to visit right now is Babee Love. Babee Love "Nicolle" is hosting her first Blog Event Holiday Road Trip/Gift Guide.

Head over show some bloggy Love and Checkout all the great content on Babee Love. You will be glad you did.