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Wordless Wednesday: Did You Say Something?

3/30/11

I just love this look on my baby girl's face!

For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom. You can also share your W/W post in the linky below.




The Ultimate Blog Party 2011 #UBP11 Is Coming

3/29/11
Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Have you heard about the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 at Five Minutes For Mom?

It is a blog carnival where bloggers publish a “party post” introducing themselves and then party hop through the linky lists and meet other bloggers. It is also a great way to network and make new friends! Even if you don't have a blog, you can still participate in the party.

Oh, and did I mention that there are also amazing prizes?

You can see the list of prizes on the Prize page.  This year you need to follow @5minutesformom and the hashtag #UBP11 for winner announcements.



My store Donny Dixon's Attic is donating a $25 Gift Certificate!  If you would like to win, make sure you follow @donnydixonsattic on Twitter and go to the party post on April 1st to enter.  





You can find out more details about the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 here.

See you Friday!


I Dreamed a Dream

3/28/11
Last night was just plain weird.  Little attic baby kept waking up every couple of hours throughout the night.  She wasn't hungry; just woke up and wanted to be held, reassured, and put back to sleep.  Which was a little unusual because she's been sleeping a good 7-8 hours some nights.

In between those moments of waking up, I had the strangest dreams.  I don't remember them all, but one in particular I do remember that I thought you might find amusing.

I dreamed that my hubby's folks told him that he was adopted.  And apparently, my mother had a child that she had given away when she was a teenager.  That child ended up being adopted by my hubby's parents.  You guessed it.  I married my brother and had a baby with him.

I guess the lack of sleep is getting to me.

What kind of weird dreams have you had?

Winner of the Yogi Bear DVD Giveaway

3/26/11







Thank you to all who entered the The Warner Brothers Yogi Bear DVD giveaway. The winner according to Random.org is:



#81 Amberpebs

Congrats! I will be emailing you soon for your info.



Aloha Friday: The Bunny Hop

3/25/11
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Here is how Aloha Friday works from Kailani's blog An Island Life:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.



One of the ways I try to get my little one to sleep is by singing to her. I made up my own song to the tune of The Bunny Hop. It tends to work like a charm when she is cranky and tired.

My Question For You This Week: What do you do to help your child go to sleep? If you don't have kids, what helps you go to sleep?

Moms, Ever Feel Like the White Rabbit?

3/24/11
One of my favorite stories is Lewis Carol's Alice in Wonderland. And lately, I'm starting to feel like one of my favorite characters. You guessed it, The White Rabbit.

Why do I feel like this?

Throughout my day, I have a list of tasks to complete. I try to arrange my day, but I'm pretty much at the mercy of my baby girl's schedule. And my son's school schedule.

Often times I find myself running around saying "No time to say hello, goodbye...I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!"

Juggling all of the mommy tasks I have to do can sometimes feel overwhelming. I wish I could be more like the Mad Hatter some days. I'd like to leisurely enjoy some tea (metaphorically speaking, I prefer Mountain Dew to tea) without any regard for time. I'd like to be silly and crazy and let my hair down (or actually wash and comb it more than every other day).

How about you? Are you a mom feeling like the White Rabbbit?


Winner of The Magic Warble Giveaway

3/23/11



Thank you to all who entered the The Magic Warble book giveaway. The winner according to Random.org is:



#33 Discovery Woman

Congrats! I will be emailing you soon for your info.

Boogie Wipes Review & Giveaway (Closed)

3/21/11






Have you heard all the buzz online about Boogie Wipes? I have seen them on various blogs and mom sites and when I had my little "booger", I knew I had to check them out.

What are boogie wipes?

From the Boogie Wipes site:

Boogie Wipes are made with natural saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments.

Extra soft, alcohol, phthalate and paraben free, Boogie Wipes are available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol and Simply Unscented. Recommended by pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue.


These were created by two moms, Mindee Doney and Julie Pickens,  who wanted a solution for their kids' sore and runny noses. I love the fact that these come from Mompreneurs!

And I love these wipes too! I received the unscented in full size and individual travel size packets of the grape and mint scented. They felt soft and gentle enough for my baby's newborn nose. I didn't see any crusties left behind like can sometimes happen with regular tissues. And the scented ones aren't too overpowering;  although I do prefer the unscented.  The travel size are so handy to keep in your purse or diaper bag for those "snotty" moments.

I also tried the new adult version of Boogie Wipes Achooz.  As someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, these are great!  My nose doesn't feel as raw as it has after multiple uses of regular tissues.








Their current promotion is Save The Sleeve, a fun and interactive way for kids to learn to put their boogies in a boogie wipe and not on their sleeves. There are games, stories, and deliciously gross factoids for your kids!





Where to Find Them:

You can buy Boogie Wipes on their web site as well as local retailers like Walgreens, Walmart, Babies R'Us, and Target.



Want to try these out for yourself?

You can follow the Boogie Moms on Facebook, Twitter, and sign up for their Boogie Bunch and get a $.50 off coupon!



Giveaway:  One lucky reader will receive 2 packs of 30-count wipes (fresh, grape, menthol,  or un-scented-combination varieties) from Boogie Wipes


Required Entry:   Tell me which kind of Boogie wipe you'd like to try.


Extra Entries: (leave a separate comment for each thing you do):

1.  Follow Boogie Wipes on Twitter (leave username)

2.  Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend

3.  Subscribe to my blog via email on Feedburner


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4.  Follow me on Twitter (leave username)

5.  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a direct link to your tweet  (one tweet per day). You can copy and paste the following tweet:

#Win a pack of Boogie Wipes @boogiemom @atticgirl76 http://bit.ly/hPr403 Ends 4/4 #giveaway #contest

6.  Grab my button (leave URL where it's posted)

This giveaway ends:  Monday April 4th at 12:00 Midnight EST and is open to US Residents 18 and older only.  Winner will be chosen randomly, emailed, and will have 48 hours to respond or another will be drawn.  This prize will be directly shipped from the sponsor.

Disclosure:  I received a pack of Boogie wipes and travel size samples for the purpose of review.  All opinions are my own.


Aloha Friday: What Time Is It

3/18/11


Here is how Aloha Friday works from Kailani's blog An Island Life:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.



Last night, I got about 4 hours of sleep. Little ladybug woke me up at 3 AM to eat, which isn't unusual, but she decided she didn't want to go back to sleep. I am very tired!

My Question For You This Week: What time did you get up this AM and why?

Warner Brothers Yogi Bear DVD Release and Giveaway (Closed)

3/16/11



"Hey Boo Boo!"  Guess what is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray March 22nd? Yogi Bear!  I remember watching Yogi Bear cartoons when I was a kid.  I even named my teddy bear Yogi.  He's sitting in my closet so I can pass him down to my kids.

I have yet to see the newest release, but I definitely want to when it comes out.  I wouldn't miss watching Yogi!

Synopsis:


Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear brings his meal-mooching ways to movies in this live-action/CG-animated adventure starring Dan Aykroyd as the voice of Jellystone Park’s famed troublemaker Yogi Bear and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Yogi’s faithful pal Boo Boo. Jellystone has been losing business, so conniving Mayor Brown has decided to shut it down and sell the land. Faced with the loss of his home, Yogi must prove he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever. Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, TJ Miller and Andrew Daly co-star in this wonderful new incarnation of Hanna-Barbera’s classic cartoon.

Click on the widget for a preview. You can also find:

*Downloadable Adventure Guide!

The Yogi Bear widget features a downloadable adventure guide with environmental activities for kids sponsored by The National Parks Conservation Association, Leave No Trace, and more!

*Save the bears!

 The Sierra Club has partnered with Yogi Bear to present bear tips, facts, and information on how to help protect these wonderful creatures



BUY IT: You can find the DVD on Amazon

GIVEAWAY: One of my lucky readers is going to win Yogi Bear on DVD!



Required Entry: (don't forget to leave your email address if it's not in your profile)

Tell me one favorite bear fact.


Extra Entries: (leave a separate comment for each thing you do):

1. Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend

2. Subscribe to my blog via email on Feedburner
Enter your email address:

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3. Follow me on Twitter (leave username)

4. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a direct link to your tweet (one tweet per day). You can copy and paste the following tweet:

#Win a Yogi Bear DVD from @atticgirl76 Ends 3/25 http://bit.ly/eTgqEc #giveaway #contest

5. Grab my button (leave URL where it's posted)

This giveaway ends: Friday March 25th at 12:00 Midnight EST and is open to US Residents 18 and older only. Winner will be chosen randomly, emailed, and will have 24 hours to respond or another will be drawn. This prize will be directly shipped from the sponsor.

Disclosure:  I will receive a DVD to review in exchange for this post.  Warner brothers is responsible for shipping the giveaway DVD to the winner.

Teaser Tuesdays: Restless Hearts by Marta Perry

3/15/11


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"She paused at the dresser, letting her fingers slip across the painted surface of the rectangular wooden box she'd brought with her across the country. It was all she had of the mother she'd never known."

pg. 21 Restless Hearts by Marta Perry

What are you reading?  If you have a teaser, you can head on over to Miz B's blog or share it here by leaving a comment.




Wacki Jacqui's Designs Is Having a Sale!

3/10/11


Are you looking for a new design for your blog? Wacky Jacqui's Designs is having a sale on these design packages for Blogger and Wordpress:

Blogger Package $55.00
• 2 , 3 or 4 column design
• Custom background
• Custom header
• Sidebar titles (unlimited)
• Custom signature
• Custom post divider
• Social network icons
• Custom blog button
• Navigation bar with text
• Favicon
• Installation

Wordpress Package $55.00
• 2 , 3 column design
• Custom background
• Custom header
• Blog button
• Matching font color
• Custom Font for post and sidebar titles
• Custom signature
• Social network icons
• Menu Bar (drop down +8)
• Favicon
• Installation

(doesn’t include any kits or images fees and there is a $3.00 PayPal fee for each package)

Head on over to check out her portfolio and take advantage of this great sale.  You can order your package by clicking on this link.  She also has premades and free backgrounds and tutorials.

When you visit, please tell Jacqui that Shelly from The Attic Girl referred you.

Disclosure:  I have received no compensation for this post.  As part of Jacqui's referral program, I have the potential to receive a free design.

Wordless Wednesday: Feeling Crabby

3/9/11
















For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom.  You can also share your W/W post in the linky below.






Teaser Tuesdays: She Said Yes by Misty Bernall

3/8/11


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"I might have begged for my life. Cassie didn't. She may have been seventeen, but she's a far stronger woman than I'll ever be."

pg. 132 She Said Yes: The unlikely martyrdom of Cassie Bernall by Misty Bernall

What are you reading?  If you have a teaser, you can head on over to Miz B's blog or share it here by leaving a comment.


Aloha Friday: Cukes

3/4/11
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Here is how Aloha Friday works from Kailani's blog An Island Life:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.



I love salad! One of my favorite things to add to my salad is cucumbers. I always wash and peel them before adding them to the salad.

My Question For You This Week: Do you peel your cucumbers? What about other veggies; skin or not?

Winner of the Yoplait Delights Prize Pack

3/3/11
Thank you to all who entered the Yoplait Delights giveaway. The winner according to Random.org is:


#17 Florida Gal

Congrats! I will be emailing you soon for your info.



Angela Hunt's Share It With a Sister Contest

3/1/11
In anticipation of Angela Hunt's May release of The Fine Art of Insincerity, she is having a giveaway contest called "Share it with a sister."

Since her book is about three sisters, you can enter the contest by showing off your sisters. To enter, simply email a digital photo of you and your sister(s) (they don't have to be biological sisters) to aehcontest@gmail.com.

You can enter as many times as you want between March 1 and May 1 (only one entry per day). If you don't have a photo of you and your sister handy, you may enter by sending an email to that address with "Contest Entry" in the subject line.

Each week Angela will be taking some of the submitted photos and inserting them into the "Sisters" video that will play at http://www.angelahuntbooks.com.

You have the chance to win:

Grand Prize
A tote bag filled with Angela Hunt books and 10 copies of The Fine Art of Insincerity for your book club

First Prize
Five first prize winners will receive an autographed copy of The Fine Art of Insincerity

You can get all the details by watching the video below (this video features Angela &; her sisters):



Disclosure: This information was provided to me by Glass Road Public Relations. I did not receive any compensation for this post.

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