Sunday, November 30, 2008

Recital Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Please go over to Grosgrain and checkout her newest give away, this gorgeous little recital dress. I just love her creations. I keep blogging about them, thinking that I will either win one day or get up enough motivation to start sewing myself...neither have happened yet. :) Here is the link.
Recital Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Addicted to Feist Sesame Street 1234

A few days ago we were watching Sesame Street (the greatest kids program on TV) and Feist was on their sing this song. We already loved their original song, but this one was perfect for my daughter to sing, dance and of course count to four to. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. I am not sure if I pasted this in right, so hopefully it works.

Feist Sesame Street 1234 Lyrics

One, two, three, four
monsters walking 'cross the floor
I love counting, counting to the number four

Oh you counting, counting with me
to one less than five, and one more than three

Oh, Oh, Oh, we're counting to four
Oh, Oh, Oh, let's count some more

One, two, three, four
penguins that went by the door
I love counting, counting to the number four

I see four here, I see four there
favorite number, nothing can compare

Oh, Oh, Oh we're counting to four
Oh, Oh, Oh let's count some more

One, two, three, four
chickens just back from the shore
I love counting, counting to the number four

Oh, Oh, Oh we're counting to four
Oh, Oh, Oh lets count some more

One, two, three, four
chickens just back from the shore

One, two, three, four
penguins that went by the door

One, two, three, four
monsters walking 'cross the floor

balm balm balm balm (repeat 2x)
counting to four
Ohhh (repeat 2x)
counting to four (repeat 3x)

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

She has done it again. The blogger Grosgrain has another darling give away for little girls. Isn't this set just too cute for words? I am hoping that I can win it for Big A. I am not sure why I keep trying. I am not really lucky when it comes to these things, but it is still fun to try I guess. Please check it out and enter to win. Even if you don't have a little girl you have to know someone who is between the ages 2 and 4 to give it to. :)
Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Custom Camera Strap GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

This is an adorable and very usable camera strap from Grosgrain and Shealynn. Check it out. I am hoping that I will win this to make my camera a little more of a chic accessory. We will see. Custom Camera Strap GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Just a little about me...

Thought it would be nice to share a little about me!

I am: a mom, a wife, a teacher, a woman

I think: of everything that can go wrong

I know: that tomorrow will be another day

I want: to simplify life, find contentment

I have: a headache

I dislike: very hot weather

I miss: my family and friends in California

I fear: that someone I love will get hurt, sick or pass away

I feel: rather tired

I smell: nothing which is a good thing with a dog, a cat, a smelly husband and two smelly kids

I crave: other peoples cooking (going out or somewhere I don’t have to cook…this doesn’t have much here)

I cry: a lot when I am pregnant or post partum, I always cry at certain movies

I usually: workout daily

I search: for the perfect outfit every morning with not much success

I wonder: if I will ever wear my pre-pregnancy clothes again

I regret: a lot of things unfortunately

I wish: I was happy/content and others were happy too

I love: my husband and my children

I care: for my hubby, my kids and my students

I always: look for bargains

I am not: my mother

I remember: a simpler life

I believe: in natural consequences

I sing: to my kids and to the Lord

I don't always: have the answers

I argue: (advocate) for my students and my children

I write: in a journal, a writer’s notebook, in baby books, on blogs, letters, scrapbook journaling, cards, poems, books for kids, books on teaching

I win: rarely (not lucky and you may catch it from me so it is best not buy a lottery ticket or gamble when I am around)

I loose: a lot at games or things that I want to win, except this baby weight

I don't understand: why men have to take such a long time in the bathroom several times a day

I can usually be found: with my kids

I need: Me time

I forget: what it is like to be single and have no kids and to buy things for myself

I am happy: when I feel good about me

Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 16th

Well here is this week’s menu plan. I am excited about cooking one large thing and using all of the leftovers for other meals for the week. I bet my family will be tired of eating turkey by then and it won't even be Thanksgiving Day yet. This is only if I get my bum in gear and actually cook the turkey tomorrow. We will see how things go. I am switching my schedule this week; going from working four reduced hour days to three full days a week. We will see how it goes. I am a little nervous about it, but excited. This is what I wanted. I hope it works out for everyone involved. Enjoy your week!

Without further ado here is our meal plan for the week.

Sunday: Thai Green Curried Veggies and Chicken, with brown rice
Monday: Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Beans
Tuesday: Turkey served with brown rice, salad
Wednesday: Turkey & Veggie Quesadillas with a small salad
Thursday: Turkey Soup with tons of veggies
Friday: Turkey Enchiladas, Spanish rice and salad
Saturday: Turkey Southwestern Salad

Friday, November 14, 2008

SheetLoad's Blog Candy Blow Out

If you love blog candy, check out this load for your sweet tooth. This looks just delish to me. Enter to win a set for yourself by heading over to Sheetload’s Blog and blogging about the contest yourself. I am a sucker for these things, even though I am not lucky I still play the games for the candy. I guess I just have a compulsive sweet tooth, especially for stamping and scrapping stuff. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fabulous Holiday Card Give Away at Skip to My Lou

Skip to My Lou Blog is giving away a photo holiday card jpeg that you can use to print your own holiday cards. It is a fabulous gift. I would personally love the stress relief of not having to worry about creating my own Christmas cards. She is also throwing in some photo stamps to mail your cards in style. Check it out at .

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Depression Post...sorry I have been positive on this blog until now, but I can't be today

I am not a lucky or blessed person. I have known this for quite sometime now. I am under no allusions or delusions. I am unlucky in life and all the games, races and what not that go with it. I still put on a happy face at work and try to be a positive, happy mom to my children. Today something changed; I realized today that my luck is not changing and more than that is not going to change. Although, I have felt unlucky most of my life (until today) I guess I still had hope that my luck would change. I have no hope now. I know that I am unlucky and that I am just going to have deal with it.

Nordic Bo Peep and Long Lost Sheep Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

So this over the top one the most amazing give aways I have seen in a while. Check out the newest giveaway at Grosgrain. Not one, but both of these costumes are going to be given to some lucky family. I just hope the lucky family is mine. Anyways, please go check it out. This gal is an amazing sewer and she has also opened a new store where she is selling her wonderful creations.

Nordic Bo Peep and Long Lost Sheep Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008 Grand Opening & Giftcard Giveaway!!!!!!!!

The talented Kathleen at Grosgrain has opened up a store sharing her fabulous kids clothes with everyone. She is offering a giftcard to her store for one lucky winner. Check out her store here GROSGRAINSTORE.COM and enter to win the giftcard here . Grand Opening & Giftcard Giveaway!!!!!!!!: "GROSGRAINSTORE.COM so"

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Menu Plan: Sunday November 2-9

Happy Monday Everyone!
Well this week’s meals are pretty basic. I tried something new and asked my husband for input. He actually said he would like to have Taco Salad one night so I added that to the meals this week. I think I might have to try soliciting his input more often on the menu plan.

Well here is our menu this week.
Sunday: Leftovers and My Favorite Salad
Monday: Spinach Frittata with turkey sausage
Tuesday: Taco Salad
Wednesday: Special Casserole Freezer Meal
Thursday: Turkey Burgers, sweet potato fries and salad
Friday: Crock-pot White Chicken Chili
Saturday: Might have company...still in the works

Enjoy your week!

Jen D.