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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fuzzibunz Giveaway

Now that most of you all know I'm obsessed with cloth diapers, you should know that Well Born Baby is giving away a three pack of Fuzzibunz Perfect Size. This is a great way to try these diapers before buying them. Confession....I already have 3 but I'd LOVE more!!

A friend of mine used these with her first child and loved them. She plans to use them with her 2nd as well.

So head on over and register to win a 3 Pack of Fuzzibunz cloth diapers.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I need your VOTE!!!

Pretty pretty pleeeeeeeeeeeease!!

We entered a Cutest Couple contest on Facebook with a Photographer to win a free session. I would LOVE to win this as we really didn't get engagement pictures AND I'd love a really nice picture of me, Mr. A and our cute pup, Dexter.

So, here's what you need to do to vote. Go to Budoir by Jodi Lynn Photography on Facebook, like her page and then head over to her photo's. Go to the cutest couple contest and we are picture #23!!! www.facebook.come/pages/Tempe-AZ/Boudoir-by-Jodi-Lynn-Photography/173660309817

We have 1 other couple that's getting close to our # of comments and we just can't have that, can we? lol

thank you thank you THANK YOU if you do this for us!!!

Here's the picture we submitted!

AWESOME giveaway

I cannot believe this giveaway!!

Wouldn't you want to win this??
Check out Real Moms Real Views and enter to win.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

CoCaLo Naturals Crib Bedding Giveaway!

GettingKindaCrunchy is giving away this beautiful 100% organically grown cotton with environmentally-friendly dyes. A tasteful arrangement of graphic bamboo patterns in a combination of baby blue, brown, and ivory with accents of peacock-blue creates a tranquil environment with a touch of fashion. This is a perfect collection for the environmentally conscious, yet stylish parents and their baby.

It's beautiful! I want it for our future child! lol

Check it out!

Here it is in pink!!! I just love anything Organic esp. when it comes to our future children.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bamboobino Eco-friendly,Luxurious Crib and Bassinet Sheets Giveaway

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Bamboobino is offering one winner their choice of crib or bassinet sheet (up to a $44 value).

Giveaway Dates: August 18- September 8, 2010

How to Enter:
Check out this blog.
I know this would be a great thing to win for a future Baby A! :-)

Monday, August 16, 2010

My new obsession.....

Wow, I was reading a photographer's blog and he was talking about this amazing point & shoot camera.

I've been wanting a new one as my SLR is too bulky to take everywhere but I haven't had the motivation to go out and buy one. Well, I now know what I'm going to start saving for!
This beautiful Canon Powershot G10. Isn't she a beauty?
Check out this website for some awesome pictures take by this camera. I have definitely book marked his website for future reference. He's got some great advice and takes amazing pictures.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fudgy Chocolate Chip-Toffee Bars

Doesn't the name of them just make your mouth water??

So, last Saturday, I had a party to attend and I wanted to bring something. I wasn't sure what to bring as it was a surprise Luau birthday party. I knew I wanted to bring some kind of dessert but there was already going to be cake, so cupcakes were out. I knew there would be brownies so I thought cookies were out too.

I got an email from Pillsbury with this delicious sounding recipe. It was perfect! I got many many compliments on them too. Below you will find the recipe along with some pictures. I know, I know, I should have taken pictures of them once they were cut, but I forgot! :-(

Prep Time: 20 Min's
Total Time: 2 Hr 55 Min
Makes 32 Bars
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES butter, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (32 squares)
1 bag (8 oz) Heath Bits 'O Brickle toffee bits (1 1/2 cups)
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1 bag (12 oz) Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate baking chips (2 cups)
1 can (14 oz) Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon LAND O LAKES butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9 inch pan with No-Stick Cooking Spray.
2. In medium bowl, stir 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 1/2 cups of the cracker cumbs and 3/4 cup of the toffee bits. Press mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Refridgerate about 15 minutes or until firm.
3. Meanwhile, let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. In 2-quart saucepan, heat chocolate chips, milk and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat, sirring frequently, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Spread mixture over cracker crust.

4. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Mix in remaining 1/2 cup cracker crumbs with wooden spoon until well blended. Crumble mixture evenly over chocolate layer. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup toffee bits.
5. Bake 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For a firmer bar, refridgerate 30 minutes longer. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You speak Chinese??

I do not but I did just get my order of a Chinese Herb that my Naturopathic Dr. told me to try.

These herbs are called Fu Ke Zhong Zi Wan and in English it means "Women's Seed Planting Pills".

I am willing to try anything in order to get a BFP(big fat positive) and since he told me to try these back in June and I haven't, I thought it was time.

I was SO anxious to get them as I just ended menstruation for the month and I received them in the mail today! YAY....just in time to prepare for ovulation!

I have to take 8 pills, 3 times a day...that's 24 pills. WOWZA'S!!! They are very small, black pills but they stink! Oh, the things you do for a precious child!

I hope they work and I can report back to those trying to give these a try.

Here's a picture for your pleasure. The package is pretty much all in Chinese with a lick of English!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I love Mr. A

Most of you know that we've been TTC (trying to conceive). We started in October '09, which is when we threw all forms of birth control out the window. October and November we though "just let see what happens" and when it didn't happen, I started charting.

We are now going into month 10 of actively TTC. It's now taking a big toll on my emotions.

When we started, I NEVER thought in a million years that it would take us this "long" to get pregnant. I quote "long" because according to some, it's really not long at all. I know that some people have gone years and years TTC, which yes, that is LONG but to me, 10 months is a long time to want and try so hard for something.

My Mom got pregnant right away with both me and my brother so I just assumed I would too.

I've been to the Naturopathic Dr. and had blood work and everything came back fine except my Iron and Vitamin D. I'm not on both supplements.

Mr. A got his semen analysis (SA) and blood work done last week and everything came back normal. YAY but now I'm thinking something must be wrong with me.

I've been taking Prenatal Vitamins along with Omega 3's with DHA for over a year now. I'm taking my Iron and Vitamin D daily also and I just ordered a Chinese Herb that my Naturopatchi Dr. told me to try. It's called Fu Ke Zhong Zi Wan aka Women's Seed Planting Pill in English. I will try anything at this point.

I have finally made an appointment with a new Midwife to get my annual done in 2 weeks and to talk about possible testing. I'm wondering if maybe my fallopian tubes are blocked. I know that I'm ovulating from Charting so it can't be that, I don't think.

So, last night I completely lost my cool. I broke down and cried my little heart out for a while. Mr. A just hugged me and let me cry. He told me how much he loved me and that we will have a baby soon and not to stress myself out. (Way easier said that done)

It felt really good to let it out. It's the first time I've cried about it and I'm sure won't be the last.

We have a wedding in July in Washington (my sister-in-laws) so if we aren't pregnant by the end of September, we're going to have to put it on hold for 2-3 months to ensure I'm not due at her wedding....that wouldn't be good. I'm sad if we'll have to do that as if it hasn't happened by then, I'm not going to want to put it on hold for 2 months but we don't really have a choice. We can't miss her wedding............

I pray to the Lord to give me the strength to continue on and the patience I need to get through this.
I pray to the Lord that He will give us a healthy, beautiful child when he finds us ready (which I hope is very soon lol).

Monday, August 2, 2010

5000 Questions Part 3

51. Make up a definition for the following silly words…
Fruitgoogle: Umm, a website you can only search for fruit on
Ambytime: the time to take your Ambien
Asscactus: haha A cactus that looks like an ass

52. What was the last thing you made with your own hands?
Not a clue….I don’t make much. haha

53. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Dolls of any kind

54. How many TV’s are in your house?

55. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
Play any kind of sport

56. How do you feel when you see a rainbow?

57. Have you ever dreamt a dream that came true?
Yep….I had a dream that a girl I knew got pregnant and had a boy. She did both. lol

58. Have you ever been to a psychic/tarot reader?
Yep…many psychic’s and I hope to find a good one here to go see.

59. What is your idea of paradise?
Laying on a beach with no care in the world except to decide what kind of drink I want

60. Do you believe in god and if so what is he/she/it like?
I do believe in God…..not sure what he/she is like but I do know that he/she is VERY powerful

61. Do you believe in Hell?

62. What one thing have you done that most people haven’t?
Move across the country away from all of my family

63. What is the kindest thing you have ever done?
Probably when I give money, water, etc to homeless people

64. Are you a patient person?
Nope which is why times lately have been VERY trying!

65. What holiday should exist but doesn’t?
National Birthday Day-everyone gets their birthday day off.

66. What holiday shouldn’t exist but does?
They’re all fine by me

67. What’s the best joke you ever heard?
I can’t remember jokes…sorry

68. Where is the most fun place you have EVER been?
Las Vegas

69. Is your hair natural or dyed?
Dyed to cover the gray

70. Do you have any deep dark secrets or are you pretty much up front?
Pretty much up front but have a few

71. What is under your bed right now?
A bunch of crap

72. If you were in the Land of Oz would you want to live there or go home?
No, def. home

73. If you drive do you frequently speed?
Ummm, I used to back in NY bc there weren’t speed traps but I don’t do it here.

74. What is the world’s best song to dance to?
Having a brain fart…sorry, I can’t think of anything right now. Having a bad day

75. What song was on the last time you danced with someone?
I dance last night with Mr. A in the living room but I don’t remember the song it was to

76. Do you prefer Disney or Warner Brothers?
Disney, I guess

77. What is the first animal you would run to see if you went to the zoo?
Elephants or Giraffe’s

78. Would you consider yourself to be romantic?
Ummm a little, I guess

79. If the earth stopped rotating would we all fly off?
Haha I don’t think so but I have no clue

80. What is the one thing that you love to do so much that you would make sacrifices to be able to do it?
Shopping?? I make sacrifices for it….I buy things on sale. hehe

81. If you (and everyone) had to lose one right or freedom, but you could pick which one everyone had to lose, what would you pick?
The right to bear arms….I think too many people own guns.

82. If you had to choose would you live on the equator or at the North Pole?
Equator…the North Pole would be too damn cold for me.

83. Would you rather give up listening to music or watching television?
Listening to music because I can listen to it on TV

84. What do you think makes someone a hero?
Saving someone else’s life

85. What cartoon would you like to be a character in?
I don’t have a clue what cartoon’s are even around anymore

86. Name one thing that turns your stomach:
Other people’s blood

87. What was the last thing you paid for?
Groceries yesterday

88. Are you a coupon clipper?
Hells yes. Why wouldn’t I be?? I LOVE saving money!

89. Get anything good in the mail recently?
Um, I got a post card from PostCrossing.

90. Which would you rather take as a gym class…dancing, sailing, karate, or bowling?
Depends what kind of dancing. If it’s salsa, tap, ballet, country line then I’d rather do karate

91. In Star Trek people ‘beam’ back and forth between different places. What this means is they stand in a little tube and their molecules are deconstructed and sent to another tube somewhere else where they are reassembled. Only problem is when the molecules are deconstructed the person is dead. When they are put back together it is only a clone that has all the dead person’s memories. So…
Is the person who gets beamed the same person on both ends?
Really? What kind of stupid question is this?

92. What insects are you afraid of?
All of them.

93. If you could print any phrase on a T-shirt, what would it say?
I have no clue….I love Haters??? haha

94. What’s the most eccentric thing you have ever worn?
I’m not eccentric at all

95. If you could pick one food that you could eat all you wanted but it would have no effect on how much you weigh, what food would it be?
Pizza aka carbs.. mmmmmmmmmm

96. What are your parents interested in?
My Mom….health
My Dad…drinking, sadly enough

97. Have you ever caught an insect and kept it as a pet?
I used to catch lightening bugs but I wouldn’t keep them as a pet
Have you ever caught and tamed a wild animal?
Def. not

98. What is more helpful to you, wishes or plans?
Plans because you don’t know if your wishes will come true

99. When do you feel your life energy the strongest?
I’ve never thought about it.

100. You are spending the night alone in the woods and may bring only 3 items with you. What do you bring?
My blankie, chapstick, a flashlight.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Snap-EZ Giveaway

I love Giveaways especially when it's for Cloth Diapers. No, I'm not pregnant but I plan to CD when we do have a little one. I've already started stocking up.

Snap-EZ ™ , diapers, trainers and accessories is founded by a Stay-At-Home, homeschooling mother to her 11 children (ranging from toddlers to adults). Snap-EZ ™ Inc. is also founded on the principle of combining high quality products and friendly customer service. This SAHM found the need to reduce the cost of living and this meant going back to the drudgery of cloth diapers. UGH! But there was a surprise in store for her. The cloth diapers of today are nothing like the cloth diapers of even 5 years ago. At Snap-EZ they want to make raising children today a better experience for more mothers so their goal is to offer high quality products that will stand the test of time, as well as some less expensive alternative for moms on a budget. Their goal at Snap-EZ is to make cloth diapering easy for moms while making it easy on your child and "EZ" on our world! I really like that all Snap-EZ products are handmade (no mass production), they only use the highest quality goods to produce all Snap-EZ products, And they try to test most of their products on a variety of children before being introduced to their customers. At this time Snap-EZ ™ products are handmade by Ruth and 10 or so WAHMs, as well as a DD and a college student who helps with snapping/stocking/cutting and shipping!!.

Check the Giveaway out over at Organic Girl and good luck!