Thursday, December 31, 2009

Patience Please...

...while we are under construction. I have decided to try and make some money with my blog in the new year, we will see how it goes. I am not sure I want to flood it with google ads, I would rather pick up sponsors, which would be more work, but make for a much prettier site. I am hoping that I can have guest bloggers to share their special crafting talent, I already have a few people in mind for that.

I really have a passion for healthy cooking and green living, so more on those subjects will appear in the coming months. I have a few book reviews to do to. I will also be doing some giveaways (hopefully ones that aren't to lame, lol).

*after some online searching and the like, I may simple create another blog and keep this one for my family stuff and entering giveaways for myself. When the new one is finish, (hopefully soon) I will set up links.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Giveaway Entering Maniac

I have entered quite a few diaper giveaways today, but my little guy is one and hopefully we won't be in diapers much longer, so I don't want to invest a whole lot more money in them, but I am having to change him in the middle of the night because the kid might as well be a geyser. Wish me luck, hopefully I can add to my stash!!

If you CD or know some one who does I am an affiliate member at Diaper Junction. They carry some awesome lines of dipes and she post giveaways that are going on too!

And, I finally joined twitter, mostly so I could get extra entries for the giveaway, so I can't really say that I will use it for much more than that but you never know. I am close to joining Facebook, but I only have so much time to maintain blogs and the like, so that one may have to wait.

Suburban Saving Mama...

... Has some great giveaways going on right now.

(1) The first is from Crickett's Diapers is offering on lucky reader a diaper of their choice of size. These look so soft and comfy! (ends 1/4)

(2) The second is from Nifty Nappy, they are offering a $40 gift card to one lucky reader. She has some a really cool diaper wrap, I hope that I win!! (ends 1/4)

(3) The third is from Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent, this could actually get me excited about doing laundry. They have some really fun scent. (ends 1/18)

Go check em' out, there is some great stuff here if you cloth diaper your baby!!

Fluff Friday

Over at The Cloth Diaper Whisperer they are having a great giveaway. Contest runs through the 31st!

(1) Kissaluvs Marvels One-Size Cover
(2) Kissaluvs Marvels One Size Fitted Diapers
(1) Kissaluvs Cloth-n-Go Bag

Thirsties Duo Diaper Giveaway

Over at Inquisitive Mom she is hosting a giveaway for the Thirsties Duo Diaper, it looks like and awesome diaper and she gives you tons of chances to win. The contest is open until December 31!! Click on the link or her button on my sidebar!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Morning

We live closed to my mom and dad's now so this year was the first year that Santa has come to our house. It was so layed back and a ton of fun.

Grace is really into everything princess right now so from us she received another snap dolly, one of the coolest things out there. The clothes are a hard plastic and snap on and off. She plays with them for hours. Santa gave her a new princess castle with a princess and a prince.
Trying to get everything out of the box must seem like it takes hours to a kid.

The boys got new games, fishing gear, and lots of different kinds of books. They also received some new movies so hopefully they will be entertained for awhile. They are actually really good about that sort of thing, every time I try to sort out toys to decrease our stash I realize that there really isn't anything that they don't play with.

Look at that wild hair! At first all he did was pull all the gears off and throw them around, but it seems like he's getting the hang of it now.

Getting It All In

The next series of posts is just me trying to get in everything from the last year that I have neglected to write about, with the hopes that I will do better in the comeing year.

It's What Happens...

...When your big brother's leave out their art projects that were done in washable marker. It is never boring around here, that is for sure!!

A Winter Wonder Land

After snowing on and off for the last four days this is what the Minnesota Northwoods looks like Beautiful! I love it when it looks like this, I only wish that sun would have come out this morning so that it would have been all sparkly and not so dark and gray.

This is our little snow covered chicken coop, we have odd chickens, they seem to love the snow, most mornings they can't wait to get out of the coop.

This is our back yard, we literally live in the sticks, the land is parcelled in 80 acre tracks, but you couldn't pay me enough to move back to the city.

I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas and that the new year will bring God's richest blessing to you and your family.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I Did It...

I think. I got all the jammies done, now all they need is a wash. I have been able to work on some bonus projects for my little girl. She had a rough week last week, this summer she fell and hit the bathtub with her chin and split it open. It was derma-bonded back together, but last Tuesday she took another good fall on our hard wood floor and split it open again, this time needing three stitches. It was the most horrid moments of motherhood thus far to date and the fact that I got an on call doctor that was a dink (that's being nice) didn't help any. I took the stitches out tonight after she fell asleep so we didn't have to go through any more excessive trauma. Looks good, but she is going to have a nasty scar, the stitch job was not so good, but at least it's under her chin. I figured some twirly skirts would be fun for her. Maybe the sun will shine long enough tomorrow for me to get some pictures of what I got done. If I don't get back till after Christmas, then Merry Christmas to all!!

Luke 2:1-20 The Christmas Story, the reason for the season, Jesus Christ!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

0 Degrees F

It was zero out last night when we were coming home from AWANA. I am actually partial to cold weather, because you can always put more clothes on. When it is hot you can only take off so much clothing before you are considered inappropriate. The hubs is going out to work on our skating rink, which will be about 60x60 this year, can't wait. We also need about 10 more inches of snow so that we can go back on our sledding hill. It is a monster, we looked into getting a tow rope because we snowboard down in too, but the rope would have bankrupt us, so, we get some extra exercise walking back up the hill.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Craftiness at its Best

I have been having so much fun that it was hard to take a break and blog. I don't have any pictures, you will probably get them all at once. The little girl I babysit is in Australia to visit family, hopefully their flight left the airport before the snow it yesterday. And, we will be on break from school starting this Friday and won't have to start again till Jan., I love homeschooling, we have such flexibility and the boys are flying by leaps and bounds. Asa read an entire Magic Tree House book last night before he went to bed and he's only seven.

I am hoping to be able to carve out some time to do some major updating to this blog, I have read some great books, finished some projects and have taken tons of pictures of the kids. I also have some projects that I have set aside for myself, a new vest and a new messenger bag. So, I am ready and set and now I am going to go!!!!
Here is some baby goodness for you all, and yes he has a pink bib on, a hazard that comes from having a sister that is only two years older than you are. He loves pasta of any kind and insist on feeding himself. At least this time he didn't use his food as hair gel.