Tuesday, September 29, 2009

JuJuBeane Boutique

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is having a giveaway for JuJuBeane Boutique's hotslings, but I love their Stella Toddler bedding set, too!!!


Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away a copy of "Smoke" by Jeremy Chester, a tee of your choice from Fierce Organics, five copies of "Evenings at the Argentine Club" by Julia Armante, mineral eye makeup from Zosimos Botanicals, 5 copies of "A Separate Country" and more!
Leslie Loves Veggies is giving away lavendar bodywash from Russell Organics and cream perfume from the Cream Perfume Company.
My Organized Chaos is giving away a pair of Livie and Luca shoes of your choice!
Go Graham Go! is giving away a Britax Marathon car seat!
Prissy Green is giving away your choice of spa pack from Mermaid's Purse, as well as a combination pack of Yes to Carrots lip balms and glosses.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Life as a Family of Five

So we've had our exhange student for a week, and things are settling down into a routine. Sheila has turned out to be a fantastic fit for our family so far, and B is already talking about how to get her to come back next year! Sheila had hoped to be placed in a home with snow (be careful what you wish for), and with small children (again, be careful what you wish for). The girls adore her, and she is learning to say "no" so that her free time isn't monopolized by Barbies and Candyland. B has been trying (unsuccessfully) to learn a few Danish words. I've had fun laughing at his attempts, and wisely declining to join in the effort. I think it's impossible for an American to pronounce anything Danish-sounding. Anyhow, we feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be Sheila's family for the school year, and are looking forward to soccer games, choir concerts (not to mention the required choir volunteering in which we will certainly be the youngest as it is impossible for us to have a 17 year old daughter), cheerleading, track, teaching her to bake Christmas cookies, celebrating holidays with a mix of Danish and American traditions, and whatever else Sheila decides to take on this year. We've already conquered the State Fair and the first week of school, and can't wait to see what the next months hold for us as a temporary family of five!


Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away a pair of Snuggle Luv baby legwarmers, a pair of Hyde yoga pants, a copy of the book "Spooner" by Pete Dexter, a Village Naturals bath set, a copy of Priceless by Lloyd Constantine, several Zevia natural diet soda packages, and Aphrodite's Feast facial restorative serum from Grateful Body.

Piece of Me is giving away a Relion touch thermometer, lingerie from Elle McPherson, and more.

Just For You...and Me is giving away a $40 gift card to circleline studio (wall vinyl), a handbag from amykathryn, a sodastream home soda fountain, any pair of shoes from musthaveshoes.com, and more!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Sweeps4Bloggers is giving away 5 copies of the book In Cheap We Trust by Lauren Weber, a tea sampler from Two Leaves and a Bud, a gorgeous Fleur Di Lis filigree bracelet, 2 Safe Sporter stainless steel sports bottles from the trusted makers of the Safe Sippy, and lots more!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thankful "In" but not "For"

"pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thess 5:17-18

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.'"
Psalms 91:1-2

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pampering Giveaway

Penelope's Oasis is giving away an awesome pamper prize package for her blogiversary, including items from Burt's Bees, Victoria's Secret, Belli Skincare, and more!