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The "Country Roses" armorie that you see here is from the "Sweet Beginnings" baby furniture collection. It has a precious and romantic feel to it with its floral design and trim. These can be customized to your preferences. Whatever your dream nursery is, Babybox.com can help you create it!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Monday, October 20, 2008
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Monday, October 13, 2008
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
Alyssa is all ready for the fall. She really hasn't grown too much since last year (just upwards!), so all of her pants from last year fit her just fine. She inherited my short legs, so at least this year most of her jeans won't be dragging the ground. I seriously have to roll up the cuffs on 90% of her pants. It's ridiculous!
Ryan, on the other hand, not so ready.... he has new shirts, about ten of them. But he needs pants. I wasn't sure what size pants he had leftover from last year, so I decided to wait on buying new ones until I checked out his drawers. Well, I went through them yesterday, and he's down to one pair of jeans and two pairs of cargo pants. Ridiculous! That kid grows too much. He was wearing 24mo/2T in the summer of 2007, here we are in the fall of 2008 and 5T fits him now. In comparison, Alyssa is wearing 5T loosely, and she's almost two years older than him. Well, that's my chunky baby.
So guess who has to go shopping for more baby clothes. Or should I say toddler clothes, since there's nothing really BABY about a whopping 5 in toddler sizes!
Psst... anyone else who has a horse-sized toddler like mine, check out eBay for onesies. I found a bunch (new! in packaging!) by Gerber that are 4T! I'm stoked!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
When our daughter was born, I worked second shift, as did my husband. It was easy to keep our daughter on a schedule with us.
After our son was born, I learned very quickly to sleep when he slept. I coordinated the kids’ nap times so that Ryan was going down for a nap not long after Alyssa was waking up, and she was going down for her nap when Ryan was taking his second. At night, Ryan would go to bed by 9, and Alyssa would be bed at 10.
Nowadays, the problem isn’t getting the kids to nap and sleep at night, but getting myself to sleep. After they go to sleep, I all too often take advantage of the quiet to do my writing and research on wedding favors or whatever else I need to look up ezinearticles.com about. Like now. It’s 3am and I’m working. The kids will be up at 10. *cry*
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
When you think about it, it's amazing that there are literally thousands of items to buy for a new baby. I know we spent a decent chunk of change and time on new baby things for Alyssa. With our second child, we didn't have to get the big things, but we needed a lot of new baby clothes and newborn clothes, since we were having a boy, and obviously he wouldn't look too good in pink or purple. ;)
What was your favorite baby purchase?
Thursday, September 18, 2008
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against team spirit or football or anything, I have a favorite team that I cheer for on game day. I actually sit with my husband through the four quarters of heavy hitting and touch down passes if there are any. I think I enjoy it more now that its more that my husband explained to me. Now we spend these two days out of the week watching the Football game together, kind of our date night!
I find myself looking at all the NFL football jerseys & NFL Apparel online. Now that we have date nights set, isn't it appropriate that I have an appropriate new outfit? I'm even thinking of painting my up my face too!
Friday, September 12, 2008
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I loved Pittsburgh. It's going on five years since we left that city, and I still miss it. City life is a pain and expensive, but it's convenient and it's definitely quaint. Of course, I think I reflect more upon my memories of my husband and I together more than I do about the city, but it's still very special to me, and I would like to go back to visit.
One thing that really got me about Pittsburgh was the borderline RABIDNESS people had in terms of enthusiasm for football and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pittsburgh Pirates got some attention, but NOTHING like what the Steelers got. You would think it was an official holiday, the way people would dress up in nfl jerseys. The freakin' stores would even decorate, and employees (I worked at a K-Mart and a Target) would be strongly encouraged to wear the team colors (black and yellow).
Football never has been my thing, nor will it ever be. My husband enjoys it somewhat, so I'm thinking of getting him some kind of official jersey. I might even get a youth NFL jersey for our son, so they can dress up and be all GO TEAM! together.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Looking at their various offerings in their Euro shop along with their offerings under their bakery shop listings are just out of this world. But, I guess I will just have to satisfy my cravings with just a run-of-the-mill Hershey bar. The most exotic offerings around here would be a Toblerone bar at the local Wal-Mart. Whoopee!
Oh well, until payday, I can at least dream about which of these luscious confections I will choose to order. And, then fantasize about which delightful confection I will enjoy first. ~sigh~
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Well, I know that I'm going to be shopping for European kids clothes for my son! Unlike regular boys clothing, which is either bright, dark, sports oriented, camouflage covered, or just plain tacky with huge cartoons and such, European designer clothing is more traditional. Plaids, pastels, stripes, checks... the kinds of things I want to dress my sweet baby boy in!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Now girls clothes on the other hand... a walk in the park! Last week alone I was able to find my daughter a pair of metallic silver jeans, dark blue denim jeans with silver sparkles all over them, and some great tights in the baby clothes section at Babies 'r Us.
Where do you shop for clothing for your children? I know that Gymboree and The Children's Place are often recommended, but there have to be some other nice stores as well! I love Carters clothing, but sadly their sizes don't go beyond babies!
Monday, August 11, 2008
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Saturday, July 26, 2008
The company also carries neon clocks. These are things you don't see except in bars, retro restaurants and in music videos. If you like these clocks, definitely check out coolstuffcheap.com!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Shopping between seasons for baby clothes and childrens clothes works with retail stores, specialty boutiques, and online stores like sandboxcouture.com. They key is waiting for the right time. For spring and summer clothes, check out stores in July and August. For winter clothing, check out stores in March and April.
By shopping between seasons, you'll save as much as 75% on clothes! Here's an example of what I picked up last week: four pairs of toddler girls' shorts, four tank tops, and two pairs of toddler boys' shorts. Guess how much I spent? Ready for it? $30. That's right. $30! Thanks to the items being on clearance, I spent an average of $3 per item. These clothes are normally priced anywhere from $3.99 to $12.99 each. :)
So, two. What do two year old little boys want for their birthday? That's the question I have been getting from family and friends, and I'm having a heck of a time figuring out the answer. I mentioned clothes and/or gift certificates to a few people, simply because my son is going to need fall and winter clothing. His age really hit me then: two. Two means no more baby clothes. Two means shopping in the little boys section, graduating from 4T and 5T to x-small and 4/5.
Moms, let me tell you: the baby and toddler years go by very quickly. Make sure to stop and enjoy the little moments of them!
In April of 2004, I realized that my engagement ring was cracked. Specifically, the band at the very bottom, at its thinnest part, had cracked through entirely. I made plans that week to call up a jeweler to find out how much it would cost to have the ring repaired, but I never got around to it.
Oh hi. Four and a half years later, and the ring is still damaged. It isn’t an issue, except the one or two times I have managed to somehow yank the engagement ring, and the two separate pieces close around and pinch my finger. Do you have ANY idea how painful that is?! Let me tell you, painful. The one incident happened in June of 2005, and I still remember the pain quite vividly, heh.
So yeah, I need to get my butt in groove and call up a jeweler. There’s a local one that advertises free repairs for mens wedding bands and womens wedding bands, so maybe he/she does engagement rings too?
Friday, July 18, 2008
mamabebe.com is a baby apparel and baby gift website that has all sorts of baby things. You should definitely check them out!
So... money in my account, nothing to do but shop... what am I looking at? Well, I know that Alyssa would love their rhinestone tees, particularly the one featuring a crown and her name, or even Princess or the heart or cupcake. Their personalized children’s clothes are adorable, and I'm getting some ideas for Alyssa's birthday... I'm thinking a birthday girl t-shirt? I bet she would love that!
Moving on from Alyssa, there are some really nice baby gifts then I can picture as being perfect for a friend of mine who is due to deliver any day now (speaking of her, I'm going to call in the morning to see how she is doing!). If she wasn't so far along, I'd consider buying her some designer maternity tees to show off her baby bump with.
You know, I'm really glad I didn't know about sites like these when I was pregnant with Alyssa and Ryan! Otherwise I don't know how we'd have the money left over for baby gear and diapers and clothes. ;)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
So this week's episode featured toddlers. I can definitely sympathize with the frustration level some of the teens experienced. Toddlers ARE frustrating. And yeah, they sleep 10 - 14 hours straight, rather than the horrible little cat naps that tiny babies do, but they are SO much more active during the day.
Heh, I think this is my new favorite show. Have you seen it?
Alyssa is up. She slept late today and didn't come stumbling out until almost noon. I need to hurry up and get her into bed though, because tomorrow morning we all have to be up and ready to go out the door when Dan needs to leave for work, and that's at 11am. We need to leave a few minutes earlier, so that Dan has the time to grab his check and take it to the bank. Since we've all been sleeping in, getting up at 9:30am (me) and 10:15am (kids) is going to suck. But, sigh, we'll deal, somehow!
So, what does everyone have planned for the weekend? I plan on taking a part of my paycheck and shopping for mens rings, and paying bills. For the rings, I'm looking at titanium, but I also like tungsten rings. I know, I'm so exciting. ;)
Now, if you want to bore me to tears, drag me to a hardware store like Home Depot. Nothing will put me to sleep faster than lumber, paint, plumbing, commercial lighting and carpet swatches. Though I try to make the most of the time there and keep myself lively by checking out some of the neat gadgets they'll often have near the cash registers.
What is your favorite store?
To be honest, we have lived here for a little over a year, and aside from the people on either side of our house, I have no desire to really meet and mingle with anyone else. Not the guy across the road who we had an issue with over a basketball hoop, not the woman next door to him who bellows like an enraged yak for her teenage boys, and not the family on the other side, the husband who is very nice (he helped my brothers and I push my mom's stalled mini-van down the road) but the wife who stares daggers at me every time she sees me (apparently me leaving a plate of cookies on their porch as a way of saying "Thanks for helping me push a mini-van!" is synonymous with, "Hi, can I steal your husband?" ), or the other parents of cretins whom they never take responsibility for.
I'll just keep on being that snobbish, uppity neighbor that I'm sure everyone thinks I am. :P
In addition to black titanium and tungsten rings, titanium-jewelry.com also has a huge amount of jewelry available in regular titanium. They carry rings for men and women, necklaces, bracelets and other accessories.
I'm obviously grown now, but those teachings have stuck with me, influenced me, and are now being handed down to my children. My daughter knows that she is not allowed to touch another child's toy or go onto the property of any of our neighbors unless she was specifically invited to.
But so many kids are missing this crucial lesson. A prime example is the neighborhood where my grandfather's home is at. Twice this year his flood lights have been shattered, and I know that it's irritating, misbehaving kids or even teens that are responsible for it. My mom and I make attempts to drive by and check on the home at least twice a week, but unfortunately we've never caught the jerk(s) in the act.
Sometimes I really worry about how the children of today and tomorrow are being raised. So many parents don't want to crack down on their kids for the basic things -- such as staying off the property of others, not vandalizing or trespassing, etc. If these little but common sense things are being overlooked, what does that say for the big things?
Anyway, I came across the following coupon today, and thought I'd share it with you all!
Use the coupon code CS25 to save an instant $25 off of any purchase of $69 or more at titanium-jewelry.com!
I have one idea in mind, but it would take a lot of planning, and a significant amount of money. It's something I hope to pull off by the end of the summer. I'm so tempted to just jump and do it this weekend, but unfortunately those pesky little things known as "bills" always want to be paid first.
Today has been a really quiet day. I did some blogging, started a new book (check out my Good Reads to see what's on my reading list!), read some of the confessions at True Mom Confessions, and did a bit of research on titanium rings for a writing project I wrapped up just a little bit ago.
I need to get geared up for July and then August! Ack! Summer is just whizzing by. My son's second birthday is in two weeks, and then we have a swim party to plan for on August 5th. Whew!
I wish that we had known about titanium-jewelry.com. Their selection of mens wedding bands is incredible. Better yet, not only are these rings very stylish and well made, but they're also affordable! Many of the mens wedding bands available cost less than our monthly car payment!
While titanium-jewelry.com's specialty is titanium, there are also mens wedding bands, rings and other types of jewelry available in tungsten, black titanium and palladium. Styles range from classic to contemporary, with solo rings, sets, and even tension sets.
A moses basket is a great choice for keeping your baby with you, while still keeping him or her safe, comfortable and content. Take the moses basket around the house with you, or on the go! A moses basket makes a perfect accommodation for your baby at the park, on the beach, or at home in your own back yard.
Moses baskets are very popular choices for many mothers, and it's easy to see why!
Monday, July 7, 2008
My favorite online jewelry store just surprised me with a great deal! It's like getting $25 dollars to shop! This is available to everyone so, why wait! Get something nice for yourself or pick out one of those new mens wedding bands in tungsten!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Grow lights are awesome! you can manipulate your plants into completing their growth cycle with lights. By changing the duration of light and darkness, you can trick plants into believing that the seasons are changing more rapidly than they are. This action will enable booms and harvests to occur more frequently and more abundantly!
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Monday, June 23, 2008
AT&T and Verizon have become the kings of the cellphone companies in the U.S. It seems that cellphone companies will sell phones way below costs to keep their customers and, swoon new ones! What is all this publicity about this must have iPhone for &199? I think its just another plot to control over which phones that can be used on their networks! What kind of mobile device do you own? what type carrier do you go through? I couldn't go anywhere go anywhere without my high tec iPhone but, would much rather pay for satellite internet provider that actually let's me roam free!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Okay, I thought the guy on this advertisement looked really familiar! Good-looking? Yes indeed!
Is this Ryan from the Bachelorette who is now currently married to Trista? I'm not sure, but, he sure does look like him! Hey, if my man looked this good wearing titanium wedding rings, I wouldn't be posting his image here!
Friday, June 13, 2008
I want a virtual mall, a place I can go to and have a advatar and shop! >> Anyone out there know of this? or creating this? http://www.worldmall.com/ is a place I found but I want techie virtual and spacy but I want brands like Gucci, Ed Hardy, oh ya! Look at the new stuff by ed his sh*t is so cool, but back to what I want! I want it so I can go to one site and I feel like I on Hollywood BLVD!
Please share your links w/ me on this!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
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With all the choices in internet, video, voice, and data solutions, I found that IP Access International is something to be looked at. Comparing their service to others, they are a provider of fixed and mobile satellite solutions, well beyond what you'd imagine. They can create and will deliver you the best fit satellite connection solutions around the globe! If you are in the business of travel and need solutions to stay connected over all these variables the business satellite internet connection they can provide is hands down the best you can get! This company is worth checking out!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Retailer of Titanium wedding bands & Tungsten wedding bands offers satisfaction guarantee
(Modesto, CA) May 16, 2008 – Titanium-Jewelry.com, a leading online retailer of titanium rings, tungsten rings and unique contemporary jewelry designs for men and women, today announced their "Love it or Return it" policy offering customers satisfaction guaranteed.
Titanium-jewelry.com provides mens wedding bands and titanium and tungsten jewelry constructed from the highest quality materials and manufacturing techniques, thus ensuring beautiful and quality jewelry. The Love it or Return it policy provides an additional guarantee to customers, further extending confidence and satisfaction in purchase decisions.
The assurance provided by this policy allows customers to be completely satisfied with their purchase and offers the flexibility to determine that their decision is one they will be comfortable with after they receive their ring. With online shopping, many shoppers are hesitant to purchase as they feel constrained to take the sellers word with respects to the quality, representation and look and feel of a product. By offering a 30 day window period where the customer can tangibly connect with their purchase, not only solidifies the buyer's confidence, but extends a good faith gesture towards the customer community.
The Love it or Return it program allows customers to return their ring within 30 days of receipt for exchange, credit or refund. Limitations do apply including, as Titanium Jewelry cannot accept items that are not in new condition, have been worn, scratched, nicked, sized, engraved, damaged, altered or worked on by a jeweler in anyway.
"For young couples purchasing mens wedding bands or wedding rings for the first time, we understand that ring buying is one of the most important purchasing decisions couples face," stated Ron Yates founder of Titanium-Jewelry.com. "We know that purchasing a wedding band from Titanium-Jewelry.com is a sound choice and we want our customers to have the same level of confidence in our products as we do," Yates concluded.
Titanium-Jewelry.com created the policy to provide customers the assurance with their purchase knowing that should they have a change of heart, they can exchange or return the ring for one they will absolutely love. In addition to the Love it or Return it policy, Titanium-Jewelry.com offers customers the Ring for Life Program, a lifetime resizing offer allowing customers to resize their ring for a nominal fee. For more information on either satisfaction guarantee program, please visit the company's website at http://www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of tungsten wedding bands, titanium wedding bands and black titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern mens wedding bands and fashionable metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.
Ron Yates, Founder
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Okay, I had to do it. I saw these pretty Gucci shoes at Intrends.com when I bought my little black Gucci Purse! What girl could resist a new pair of patent leather pumps made in Italy! I did good too, these Gucci shoes were 40% off retail!!! And, the go so good with my dark denim jeans! I now have a hot outfit to wear out on Date night!
Come on now, a Girls gotta look good!
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these will go with everything too! From Denim to board shorts and flip flops! What kid doesn't look great all decked out in Quiksilver childrens clothes! Check out all the new boys clothes for this season at Sandboxcouture.com!