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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Babykakes Ink Alphabet Onesie or Tee Giveaway


Alphabet Onesies

Choosing the name of your child is a process that takes thought and often involves pride and love. After the baby is born that name often helps to form the child's personality. Being proud of the name chosen for them is a birthright. BabyKakes Ink has created great onesies and tees that allows your little one to sport their name in a stylish manner.
Whether you choose to sport to show off the little ones initial or the entire name the look is still very stylish and lets everyone know how cool their name really is. Whether for boy or girl the BabyKakes Ink onesies and tees will fit their style. So cute and lovely and just think when you take the baby to the nursery or daycare the buzz will be all about how cute and special your child's clothing is.

We received the one pictured directly above. The chocolate and pink is a lovely color choice and style. The attached bow can be kept even after Katelynn outgrows the onesie because it is a hair clip. The onesie was very nicely created and the needlework is quite lovely.

Babykakes Ink is a creation of a mom who found it difficult to find lovely unique and stylish clothing for either herself or her daughters. Because she knew how to sew she decided that she would create her own clothing line. The name BabyKakes Ink was inspired after the nickname that she had given to her own daughters. Much love is placed into the creation of the BabyKakes Ink clothing line. Great and stylish items such as this great monogrammed dress, blankets, burp cloths and other great items for your little one are available at BabyKakes Ink.

Buy:you can order online from the BabyKakes Ink here

Guess what one of Annies Home readers can win an alphabet onesie of their own. All you have to do is :

You Must: visit Baby Kakes Ink and let me know which Alphabet onesie you would choose if you was the winner (take your time this will be the one you receive) also include the size that you will need

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Contest open to all and will run from now through June 1 ,2009 Remember (1) email must be on comment or blog (2) remember if you get 2 entries you must leave 2 comments and (3) have fun and good luck

Sparrow Review

Sparrow is an online store where you can get many items in one location instead of having to take the time to locate needed items in various locations. Sparrow is known for their cloth diapers and I especially like the colored cloth diapers that they have.

Not only are the precious with their pastel colors but also created of organic cotton. If you have visited my blog before you have heard me praise organic cotton before. The manner in which is raised, cared for and cultivated is great for us and the earth. The great organic cloth diapers possess a fitted fit and which you should find helps you to easily care for your little one.

Sparrow also offers lovely apparel from great organic companies for both boys and girls. Look at the lovely look of the baby linens that are sold at sparrow. Sparrow does not stop there but also carries lovely bath and body needs as well. Sparrow seems to be the all around one stop for all store.

If you are close enough stop by the Sparrow store in Los Angeles California or head over to Sparrows website and order there.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Follow Energizer on facebook

You can follow the Energizer Bunny on facebook now. Be the first to find out for yourself about great deals that energizer has. After all the Energizer will keep on going and going and going. Just click here and you to can find out all about the energizer

Friday Fill In

1. Apples are to oranges as night is to day

2. I am very tired of going to see the doctors and that's all I have to say about that.

3. I think I hear rain coming

4. American flag.

5. Do what you want to do, but remember you always have to answer for it

6.My son rode a big wheel when he was little and behind him was a Radio Flyer wagon; in the wagon was a bucket filled with rocks he always had a fascination with them

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include celebrating my sons birthday and Sunday, I want to go to church and honor my mom
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Friday 5

What’s your favorite card game?
I love Rook but there are not alot of people I know who play it

What’s your favorite roll-the-dice-and-move game?

I love the old games of monopoly, carreers, etc...

What’s your favorite playground game?

Been a long time since I played such games but I always liked freeze tag

What’s your favorite party game?

My favorite Party games are trivia, question and answer games and sometimes even bingo

What’s your favorite computer game

Diner Dash holds a special place in my heart LOL

want to join in on the fun or read other question visit here

Friday Fragments May 8, 2009

Friday Fragments is the place to put those little thoughts that you want to share but not create a post for each.

  • Yesterday I was ready to freak out at having another IV in my hand and having to have yet another test. I really did not want this to happen but at the same time knew that I had to find out what is going on with my stomach. The great thing was it only took one poke to get the IV in Yeah!!!!!!!!! The test was fairly easy as I just had to lay there.

  • Today my brother in law is getting married but no real wedding. I do not know what to think about this I only know that it will be a bit different than mine or my daughters was.

  • My daughter is counting down the days to graduation I am as well I wish there were more days and she wishes there were fewer. Oh my where does the time go. I am sure on that big night that everyone will be upset

  • I would love to say thank you to two very special friends Thom and Leslie they are becoming dear friends of mine. One in Georgia and the other in Hawaii. I would love to visit either place but can tell you that there are special people in these states I know because they are my friends

Well, that's all that I can think of right now. Why not add your fragments to a post and share or read others at the blog Half Past Kissin Time

Focus Friday

Focus Friday

Focus Friday is the place where I can list what my focus will be on for next week

This weekend we will celebrate my sons birthday and Mothers day. Two great exciting parties are planned but there will be a lot of work as well. But the idea is for all to have fun. More on this later

Next week my daughter will head off to Six Flags next week for her senior trip. This will be lots of fun but early morning wake up so that means even earlier wake up for mom. After all Senior Trip only happens once in a lifetime.

I also have another major test coming up on Monday so with everything else I will be busy busy busy.

What is your focus on? Want to list your focus or read others head over to the blog Thrifty and Chic mom

Friday's Fave Five prom edition

Last weekend was prom and what a weekend it was here are some great picturesto show you how great it was

This was before Prom with a few of the people that I adore my children, son in love and granddaughter don't they look great
Here we are all together me, my husband and our children before their dates arrived. Don't ask what we are looking at we were very moody that night. It is her senior prom with graduation looming over our heads. Oh where did the time go.

Look at those smiles. They are definetly ready for a good time but like any other time there I am looking over their shoulders LOL

Here they are at after prom they truly do love being around each other. But look at that sleepish sly look on them

This last picture of their aunt Amanda who adores them. She is close to their age and can help them out with lots of things that mom just does not know.

For more Friday's Fave 5 head over to Living to Tell the Story and add your own or see what others have listed For Beautiful Life head over to the Inspired Room

Thursday, May 7, 2009

PSI Bands

Just wanted to let you in on a little secret for those suffering from morning sickness. For those suffering from nausea this product would be great. I will not face morning sickness but could of truly used this with all of my stomach woes. You can find these wonderful PSI bands at many different places find out if one is near you by clicking here.

slow cooking All American cheeseburgers

Make Something Monday

lb hamburger browned and drained
3 T catsup
2 t mustard
2 c velvetta
1 can chilli
10 buns

Place meat in crockpot: add next 2 Mix Top with cubed cheese and chilli Cook low for 4 hours stirring at 1/2 way. Mix Spoon into bowls (my family prefered tostito chips)

for more slow cooking thursday recipes go to diary of stay at home mom
want more great recipes check out Recipe Swap Monday at the blog Our Chaotic Life
You will also find more great recipes at Mouthwatering monday at the blog Land of Monkey and Princesses
Jolly Mom host make something monday so if you want to join in or see what others are doing go here
More great recipes and ideas are located on the blog I am Blissfully Domestic

Remember last summer

This is what I can not wait to do. Sit in the back yard relax and enjoy myself. Weather is getting warmer and this is what I do in my large shaded yard. What do you like to do in the summer?

For more Fro me to You go to the blog The Glamorous Life

Thursday 13 recipes on my blog

Thursday 13 is a meme where we bloggers get to go out of the box and make a list of 13 related items. Today my list is on 13 recipes you can find on my blog:

For other list of 13 visit the blog Happy To Be At Home

Jiffy Lemon Pie

Blessed with Grace

This is a vintage recipe that comes from a older culinary arts institute book that I found at a yard sale

Jiffy Lemon Pie

baked 8 inch pie shell

14 oZ can sweetened condensed milk

2/3 c lemon juice

1 1/2 t grated lemon peel

2 egg yolks, slightly beaten

2 egg whites

1/8 t salt

1/4 c sugar

Set out pie shell Mix milk, juice peel and yolks. Pour in shell and set aside. Beat egg whites and salt til frothy. Beat til rounded peaks are formed and whites do not slide when bowl is partially inverted Pile meringue lightly onto filling being sure to seal meringue to crust Bake 350 degrees 10 to 12 minutes til meringue is delicately browned. Set aside to cool til ready to serve

for more vintage recipes head over to Joy of Desserts blog also check out simply delicous Sunday for even more great recipes at 3 Sides of Crazy More great recipes also located at Blessed With Grace tasty teusday recipes for even more tasty recipes check out the blog Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Vintage Thingy Thursday

Here a just a few of my older raggedy ann and andy dolls that I have been able to collect. I truly love these dolls The red country style andy is not the oldest it is the one to his right the orange haired one. She is around 50 years old. The one sitting next to her is the one my kids hat his face has been messed up as it is a hand made doll I love him because someone once did. Now you know why I love the name shopannies as well.

To see what others are showing off visit the blog Coloradolady
want to know what others love check out the diaper diaries

Few great recipes for Mothers Day

We will have a small gathering together all though my daughter will not be able to be here the other 5 of my children will as well as my kid brother and his wife, my mother and other siblings here is the menu

  • ham

  • Sunday potatoes

  • corn

  • deviled eggs

  • rolls

  • pea salad

  • peanut butter pie

  • blackberry cobbler

Sunday Potatoes

5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup sour cream
2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

cook potatoes as normal. In a large mixing bowl, mash potatoes. Add sour cream, cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, salt, onion salt and pepper; beat until fluffy. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Dot with the remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Blackberry Cobbler

2 tbsp. butter

2 c. fresh blackberries

1 1/4 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 c. sugar

1 c. milk

Melt butter in 8 x 8 baking dish. Add fruit. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and milk. Pour over fruit. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until browned. May be served warm or cold.

For more great recipes check out Life As Mom blog

Thankful Thursday Mothers Day edition

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

This mothers day I would love to recognize all the things that my mom did for me. My mother is a special type of person who does for everyone. I have rebelled against her and she has still loved me. I remember in my teen years that I would fight allot with my mother. She would always wait for me to calm down so that we could talk it over. I look back and think of the loved that she showed me when I was such a bratty teenager. Always patient always waiting for me to calm down. Yes I did get into trouble but yes she did forgive me and discuss what was going on.

I can not say that my mother did not tell her friends about all that I did. She was proud of me as I am proud of my children. I thank my mother for all that she offered me. She never once took the spotlight with my friends. My mother monitored but never over took. She gave her time in so many areas at church, school, scouts you name it she did it and never gave it a second thought. I am so thankful that she was a mother like that.

All though I have did many things in my life time such as teen parenting, trouble with school etc... my mother never holds these faults against me. I am so thankful for a parent who always forgives me. Most of all I am thankful that my mother took me to church and continued taking me to church way beyond the point of early childhood, teen years, marriage life. She taught me what a mother was to do and now I can share that love with my children.

Want to read more thankful Thursdays? Head over to the blog Spiritually Unequal Marriage

Thrifty Thursday

With summer coming on and kids growing it may see like we need to go out and buy clothes for our children. The way I shop is hitting garage sales, looking for great deals on eBay and thrift shops. It is always nice to receive handy downs but when this is not possible then the other 3 ways seem to work best for me. Make a list of needs, keep that list wherever you go you never know when you will find one of those great items.

That was my thrifty tip for today want to read others? Visit the blog Tales from Bloggeritaville

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Frenchy Baby Organics review

Are you like me and want the best for your little one? If you answer yes then you may want to know about Frenchy Baby Organics. Why would organics be the best for you child? Cotton is one crop that uses tons of pesticides which are harmful to the earth. That is just to grow the plant more is needed to bleach and get the cotton ready to use. Some of the products used are on the toxic and carcinogenic list. I know that I want the best for my baby but using toxins that pollute the earth and are harmful to my child does not fit the bill. That is why Frenchy Baby Organics impacts the way I think so much.

The materials that go into Frenchy Baby Organics do not harm the earth or our children. The makers of the clothes and baby linens sold at French Baby Organics are aware of the environment that surrounds us and the people that wear the products they sell. On top of making safer for the environment and us clothes Frenchy Baby cares about others as well and has shown this care by giving to others.

Frenchy Baby Organics sells precious linens that are needed on your babies crib. Great clothing styles such as these are also sold there.

We received the above and love it. It is so cute soft and looks adorable on our little one.
I think this adorable pair of crop pants are precious as well. To see more you will have to go shop at Frenchy Baby organics For a short time you can take 25% off your order by entering the code shopannies.

Recycle Me Tees Review and giveaway


With everyone trying to be green why not express it in the clothes you wear. The Recycle Me Organic Tees are one of my favorite clothing products out there. We all know how soft a cotton tee feels well the Recycle Me Organic Tees are 100% cotton and very soft and comfortable to wear. Earth Day is here and would it not be great to wear a great saying on the clothes you wear.

Recycle Me is making green easy and fashionable. The tees are 100% cotton, preshrunk and designed with water based environmentally friendly water based inks and dyes. Recycle Me tees encircle the entire family to include the smallest to the oldest. Recycle Me tees are tees that look terrific and share messages so that all know how you stand on being green. The tees are created 100% in the U.S.

Recycle Me tees is not just another company that created a great saying tee but does not care about and stand by the message it sends out.Recycle Me tees stands by protecting the earth and has adopted many concepts into the company to help reduce use of natural resources as well as waste. They recycle, only mail 3 days a week and truly stand by the messages they place on their tees. Social responsibility means a lot to the Recycle Me tee company and want to be a green company but also one that show the love for the employees they hire and maintain. This to me sums up a great company.

Recycle Me tees are truly a company that you can feel great about! Order one today to show your love for the earth and the true spirit with in.
To keep you aware of the skills you learned on earth day Recycle Me Tees would love to offer you a chance to win a great tee of your choice.
To Win you must: visit the recycle me tee and tell me something that I did not previously mention and what tee you would want if you won.
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Tim's Chips review

What if I told you that there is a potato chip that is as good as those that are made at home? What if I told you that these same potato chips are as good tasting as they are for you? Well let me tell you that Tim's Potato Chips fits all of those categories.

Tims chips have received many awards for their taste and care for the earth. These rewards range from being the best tasting to being the best workplace environment to work at to environmental excellence. That sounds like a great chip company to me one that I decided to test out. Tim's Chips was great enough to send me several great bags of chips. The flavors available are:
  • original
  • jalapeno
  • sour cream and onion
  • sea salt and vinegar
  • wasabi
  • Johnny's Seasoned
  • homestyle barbecue
  • pepper jack cheese

Tim's Chips have a taste compared to none. Tim's Chips are available online and in some stores. To see if there is a location near you visit Tim Chips website.

ABC wednesday

Today the letter of the day is the letter P. I would love to share my mothers favorite flower with you the Pansy. I can remember this is one of my mothers favorite flowers and since mothers day is approaching fast thougth I would share a pansy with you. My older sister who is 4 years older than me used to buy baskets of pansies for my mom on mothers day.

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Word Fille Wednesday

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This verse seems to just lend encouragement. As I travel into the hospital tommorow morning I can use all the encouragement I can get.

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Outdoor Wednesday

I love to take pictures for prom outside here is one taken just this past weekend.

Want to see more great outdoor pictures? Check out the blog A Southern Daydreamer and the great outdoor Wednesday pictures
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cherry parfait recipe

Cherry Parfaits

1 c. Farms milk
1 c. sour cream
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 (3oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 can cherry pie filling
Toasted slivered almonds

In mixing bowl combine milk, sour cream, and almond extract. Add pudding mix and beat with rotary beater till creamy and well blended. Fill parfait glasses with alternate layers of pudding, pie filling, and almonds. Chill

For more Tasty recipes this Thursday visit the blog Southern Fried Mama