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Help me get adopted, Please! Click on the picture!

Guess what my 2 year old swallowed?

Take a guess what's in her stomach. Cell phone pictures don't turn out too great.

Cisco Valet Router

Are you in need of a new router? Head on over to the My Silly Monkeys Blog, which is a beautiful site might I add, they are having another giveaway to note. They are giving away a Cisco Valet Wireless Router. Click here to enter the giveaway.


The Piece Of Me Blog has been pretty busy lately. It seems like giveaways galore! Head on over to check them all out. They are having a Kokopax carrier giveaway, very cute! Click here to enter!

Store wide sale! Up to 50% off!

Over The RainBOW-tique, children and infant hair accessories, is having a store wide sale! Head on over and check out all the cute things!

Click here to enter Over The RainBOW-tique's Etsy Shop

Minnesota Mama's Must Haves Baby Event

Minnesota Mama's Must Haves for baby event
The Minnesota Mama's Must Haves blog is having a baby event starting on May 2nd! Mark your calendars!

Two of a Kind Working on a Full House

The Two of a Kind Working on a Full House blog is having an amazing giveaway! They are giving away a product of your choice from Bright Starts. Click here to enter!

Minnesota Mama's Must Haves

Minnesota Mama's Must Haves blog is giving away a paper shredder from Fellowes. Click here to enter!

Wilton Easter Baking Pack

Mom Spotted, again lol, is giving away a baking prize pack from Wilton. Click here to enter!

Happy Easter Store

Mom Spotted is giving away a gift certificate to the Happy Easter Store. Click here to enter.

Tea Collection

Many great giveaways from Mom Spotted to mention today, win a gift certificate from Tea Collection. Click here to enter!

Over at the Mom Spotted blog, they are giving away a Dog House of your choice from Click here to enter!

The Cloth Diaper Report Blog

The Cloth Diaper Report Blog is giving away a Bravado Essential Nursing Tank. Click here to enter!

The Piece of Me Blog

The Piece of Me Blog, another great one, is perfect for me right now! They are having a baby event. You can find the button on my side bar. They have some pretty interesting giveaways going on right now. Click on the name below to enter.

Hushamok Organic Baby Hammock

Amoralia Maternity Bra

My Silly Monkeys Blog

Another great blog, the My Silly Monkeys Blog, is having a few wonderful giveaways worth noting. Click on the name below to enter.

Jemos Eco-Friendly Foot-wear

Pure Pearls

Minnesota Mama's Must Haves

The Minnestoa Mama's Must Haves blog has two giveaways to mention. Click on the name below to enter!

Melissa & Doug Play Food Sets

Peapod Baby Set

BebePOD flex

The Piece of Me blog is giving away a BebePOD flex from Prince Lionheart. Click here to enter!

Big changes!

No, not another baby... we know for sure that will never happen again. I am going to go to school to be a Labor & Delivery nurse. It will take 5 or more years to get there but it will be worth it. Wish me luck!

Carmen Guedez

Carmen Guedez is an amazing artist. A Helicopter Mom blog is giving away one of her paintings to one lucky reader. Click here to enter.

Two Of A Kind Working On A Full House

The Two Of A Kind Working On A Full House Blog has a few giveaways to note. Click on the name below to enter each giveaway.

Wilton Easter Baking Prize Pack. Sponsored by Wilton.

The Little Engine That Could DVD

Marineland Fish Tank

Minnesota Mama's Must Haves

Minnesota Mama's Must Haves blog is giving away a pillow pet. Click here to enter.

The Cloth Diaper Report

The Cloth Diaper Report Blog is giving away a pillow pet. Click here to enter.

The piece of me blog

The piece of me blog is by far my current favorite blog right now. They are having an Oh baby event, which I love, since I have a 3 month old! Right now they are giving away a gift certificate to Click here to enter.

Snazzy Baby

The Piece of Me blog is giving away a product of your choice from Snazzy Baby. Click here to enter!

Heck of a bunch

The heck of a bunch blog is giving away a set of beautiful earrings from Near The Willows. Click here to enter.

My Silly Monkeys Blog

Has two great giveaways to mention. First is the Rio soundtrack, Click here to enter. The second is an Aden and Anais Dream Blanket, Click here to enter. Thanks guys!

Pink eye!!

My almost 5 year old has pink eye in both eyes. She also has a cold of some sort; 102 fever, chills, vomiting, etc. Hopefully no one else gets any of it! I can't imagine my 3 month old with double pink eye!

My Silly Monkeys

The My Silly Monkeys Blog is giving away a Slumber Buddies from Summer Infant. Click here to enter.

Piece Of Me Blog

The Piece Of Me Blog (which I love) is giving away an Itzbeen baby timer. Click here to enter!

There are also giving away an Inglesina Table Chair. Click here to enter!


The Cartoon Lovin' Mama Blog is giving away a gift certificate to Hoohobers. Click here to enter.


Head on over to Two of a Kind Working On a Full House Blog and enter to win a Vedette Shapewear. Click here to enter.

Halo Sleep Sack

Win a Halo Sleep Sack From The Piece Of Me Blog. Click here to enter.

Weight loss weekly update #2

Week one -4lbs
Week two -0lbs

No weight loss this week, I'm not worried about it though. Our grocery trip was greatly delayed, I didn't end up going shopping until 2 days ago! So I will be skipping the menu plan this week. I will have one next Friday. I got a Wii Fit a few days ago and have been working out on it for an hour a day. My girls love it too, they're only 4 and 2 but it's cute! My 4 year old has always loved running, so she does great on that one! I'm sure I'm gaining muscle since I hardly ever worked out before! Come on before babies body! Almost 2 months left until my only sibling's wedding!

Win a $45 gift card from Mama Bee's Blog. Click here to enter.

I must say...

Sitting here watching Tangled from Disney, I'm really wanting it for my 3 girls. It's really cute. A few blogs are giving away a DVD Blu Ray gift pack. Click on the blog name below to enter to win one on each of the blogs listed.

The Cloth Diaper Report Blog

Two of a Kind Working On a Full House Blog

Go Graham Go Blog

And Twins Make 5 Blog

Today's Woman Blog

Mom's Misc Adventures

Win some lose some...

Try your luck!
The piece of me blog is giving away a gift pack from My Brest Friend. Click here to enter.

The My Silly Monkeys blog is giving away a gift certificate to Hayneedle. Click here to enter.

Minnesota Mamas Must Haves blog is giving away a Safety 1st Car Seat. Click here to enter.

Honey Glazed Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Honey-Glazed Chicken Stir-Fry

- 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 tbsp water
- 4 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 4 cups frozen stir fry vegetables- thawed and drained
- hot cooked brown rice

1. Rinse chicken; pat dry. Cut chicken into thin strips; set aside. For sauce, in a small bowl stir together honey, vinegar, orange juice, soy sauce, and cornstarch; set aside.

2. Pour cooking oil into a wok or a large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry frozen vegetables for 3 minutes or till vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from wok. Add chicken to hot wok. Stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes or till chicken is no longer pink. Push chicken from the center of the wok. Stir sauce; add to center of the wok. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.

3. Return cooked vegetables to wok. Stir all ingredients together to coat. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or till heated through. If desire, serve immediately over rice or couscous.

Clearance obsession

I have to admit I have a clearance obsession. Nothing crappy though. I only like high priced items that are on good clearance. I bought my Graco Snugride car seat and stroller frame last year for $36 from Target!! Huge bargain. The other day I went to Babiesrus to trade in my 2 year old's car seat for a smaller one to fit into our new Jeep Cherokee, they were having a deal where you trade in your old car seat for a new one and get 25% off! Well I saw another couple looking at the old car seat I had that I was going to trade in. Long story short, I ended up selling my 2 year old's car seat to that couple for $40 and trading in my 4 year old's old car seat instead. So, I got an awesome Eddie Bauer high back deluxe car seat for $35, normal price $100. Woo hoo! Today I got a new pots and pans set, Paula Dean 10 piece from Walmart 1/2 off for $60! Love getting good deals! The only downer is that they're not dishwasher safe, but if you want your pots and pans to stay beautiful for a long time you have to hand wash them anyways. Had to share!

Diet week 2 update and menu plan

I lost 4 lbs this last week! Yeah! I didn't stick to a very strict diet except for the dinner menu plan. It was all extremely good! My kids even ate every meal without too much complaining. I found it cheaper to buy healthy meals than to buy the typical unhealthy meals. Here is my menu plan for this next week. If anyone is interested in any recipes, let me know. I will post them on here.

- Garlic Lime Chicken with Pepper Parmesan Green Beans
Sunday- Gyros, made with sliced steak, fat free cucumber sauce, whole wheat rice and whole wheat pitas
Monday- Chicken eggplant Casserole
Tuesday- Whole Wheat Spaghetti with zucchini and ground beef
Wednesday- Chicken and Shrimp Satay with Savory Peanut Dipping Sauce
Thursday- Pork Tenderloin with Asparagus
Friday- Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake

Recipe of the week- Tuscan Chicken Soup

Here is my favorite recipe from last week. I added chicken and a few more veggies. Here is the updated recipe. Let me know if you try it!

Tuscan Chicken Soup

1 medium chicken breast- cooked and cubed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small carrot or a hand full of baby carrots- diced
1 small onion- chopped
1 small zucchini- quartered and diced
2 cans chicken broth
1 cup of water
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup whole wheat spiral pasta
2 cups fresh spinach- thinly sliced

Add olive oil to pan on medium heat. Add carrots and saute for a few minutes, add onions. Saute until tender. Add zucchini, chicken broth, water, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil. Add pasta and boil 15 minutes. Add chicken and boil until pasta is tender appox 5 minutes. Add spinach and heat through. Enjoy!

Sharing time!!!

Woo hoo for giveaways! The piece of me blog is giving away a Beaba Babycook. Click Here to enter.

My Silly Monkeys blog
is giving away a few things to note this week.

Spongebob DVD. Click here to enter.

Backyardigans DVD. Click here to enter.

Playskool Wheel Pals. Click here to enter.

The Piece of Me Blog

Is a beautiful blog! She has two more giveaways worth noting today. Click on the name below to enter. Thanks!

Aden and Anais Sleeping Bag

Tutortogs matching mommy and baby outfits

Diet Time!!

Since my only brother's wedding is in 11 weeks, I figured I better start my diet. Nothing fancy, just more veggies and fruits. Less butter, dairy, and no sweets at all. Also, only brown flour. That means brown rice, brown pasta, bread, etc. I will be using the blog as a way to keep me on track. I will try every Friday to update you on my progress. And tell you the week ahead's dinner meal plan, everything is homemade no pre-made sides or meals with all fresh ingredients. I am sticking to the recommended serving sizes, which is the hard part!

Meal Plan for this this week starting today-
Friday- Chicken Cordon Bleu with asparagus
Saturday- Tuscan Chicken Soup
Sunday- Eggplants stuffed with ground beef mixture
Monday- Apricot Pork Medallions and grilled corn
Tuesday- Salad with chicken and the works
Wednesday- Shredded beef BBQ on Whole wheat buns and Cole Slaw
Thursday- Honey Chicken Stir fry

Your weekly update!

First the Silly Monkeys Blog is giving away a Petunia Pickle Bottom set of bags. Click here to enter.

Next the Piece of Me Blog is having a few giveaways, click on the name of the giveaway below to enter!!

Playtex Bottles

Milan Maternity


New style bows!

So excited for my finished work to be officially up on etsy! Check them out! Don't forget about the 15% off coupon code!

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We've done it!

I've been busy making korker ribbons and hair clips and headbands all weekend. Now I'm starting to unvail the collection! Here are some CUTE Baby Lacey Headband Collection Headbands from Heidi Jane Blanket's sister shop!!
15% off when you use this coupon code!
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I NEED HELP!!! Everyone please read!

I am starting a new etsy hair clip business. what name do you like best?

Over The RainBOW-tique
Sugar Rush Girls Bow-tique

Mint chocolate chip and free tummy tucks! Hooray!

I tried mint chocolate chip ice cream for the first time the other day, it is seriously the best ice cream flavor I have ever tried! It's not the best discovery for the unfortunately. My brother's wedding in in 3 months and I need to lose this extra weight I accumulated from having 3 babies! I really think the government should give woman with 3 or more children and have permanent birth control FREE TUMMY TUCKS ;)! Who's with me?!

Hair Clip Barrettes, now available!

Very beautiful! These hair-clips and barrettes are a must have for any girl who loves to look pretty and any mom that loves to dress up their little one. They are handmade with high quality ribbons, embellishments, and silver french clips (barrettes). Each french clip is 2 inches (20mm). Their snap barrettes, so their insure a tight hold on thin to thick hair. They are perfect gifts for any holidays; birthdays, Christmas, first day of school, July 4th, or just because! Most barrettes are made with grosgrain ribbon, straight or korker, and beautiful embellishments. I am a mother to 3 girls, and they can't get enough of these! I hope to bring your little girl as much happiness with these as my girls get. Made with 100% motherly love!

Check them out at

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More designs to come! You can also custom order!

Ablaze candles

The piece of me blog is giving away a candle from Ablaze Candles. Click here to enter.

Wall pops

The piece of me blog is giving away a wall decoration of your choice from Wallpops, head on over to enter!

Clearance items PLUS 15% off your whole order!

I put up all my remaining baby blankets and bibs on etsy for clearance prices. Every blanket is only $12 now. Plus, for blog readers i am offering an additional 15% off your whole order. Enter the coupon code below for your discount!

Coupon Code: 15offblog

WIN win WIN!

A new computer!
Dear Crissy is giving away an HP TouchSmart 310">

My little princess

You can see her dimple in the tutu picture!

Giveaways worth noting ;)

Here are the giveaways for today!

Minnesota Mama's blog is giving away a Novica Gift certificate. Click here to enter.

They are also giving away a Calphalon slow cooker. Click here to enter.

Another great one from Minnesota mama's blog is Next Day Flyers postcards. Click here to enter.

The Stork Craft blog is giving away a beautiful glider chair. Click here to enter.

The Cloth diaper Report blog is giving away a Nick Jr. Brothers and Sisters DVD. Click here to enter.

She is also giving away a Dora's ballet adventure DVD. Click here to enter.

Two of a kind blog is giving away a complete set of Smarks. Click here to enter.

She is also giving away a Kolcraft activity center. Click here to enter.

The two of a kind blog is also having a Timmy Time DVD giveaway. Click here to enter.

My Silly monkeys blog is giving away a Kozy Carrier. Click here to enter.


The piece of me blog is at it again, another great giveaway! Click here to enter a GC to Hoohobbers.

8 weeks!

According to at home measurements, she's approx 11 lbs and 23 inches!

Beautiiful Sterling Piano

Anyone interested in a 1950s upright Sterling piano? Very beautiful and recently serviced. E-mail me or comment if you have any questions.

Arizona Mama...

Is giving away a $45 gift certificate to CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

15% off your whole order plus 30% off for 3 months!

I have a coupon code good for 15% off your whole order for new customers plus FREE 1-2 day shipping. Then for 3 months following that you get 30% off diapers! Amazing deals! Go to and use the coupon code below at checkout. Happy shopping!

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Some yummy cakes!

Everyone MUST go check out these cakes! They look soooo yummy. She will make whatever cake you want! If you're up in the north-eastern part of the US, she'll make you anything you want! She may even ship, you'd have to e-mail her to ask. Anyways, go follow her blog!

Bring Brady home!

Brady has down syndrome and because of this he was abandoned at birth like the majority of children with any sort of disabilities in Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. It is standard procedure when these children turn 4-6 years old (depending on region) they are transferred from Orphanages to full blown Mental Institutions.

Brady needs to be adopted and luckily an American family wants him to be a part of their family. Click on the photo at the top of the page to find out how to help Brady be part of a family. Thank you everyone!

Piece of Me blog

The piece of me blog is having some great giveaways to mention. Click on the name of the giveaway below to enter.

Weight Watchers

Mickey Mouse- Minnie's Masquerade


Good luck everyone!

Two of a Kind blog!

Two of a Kind blog is having some amazing giveaways to note.
Alpha and Omega DVD Click here to enter

Prince Lionheart BoosterpodClick here to enter

Crisco Prize PackClick here to enter

Love to bake?

Head over to Mom Spotted and enter to win a gift set from Crisco. Click here to enter.

Arm Candy

Not the typical arm candy you're thinking of, I'm talking handbags! Head on over to Mom Spotted and enter to win a handbag from Handbag Heaven. Click here to enter.

Do you have a little bug?

Win this Kolcraft Wonderbug activity center from Mom Spotted blog, click here to enter.

3 days left!

Only 3 days left until valentines day! Have you bought all of your gifts yet? The Mom Spotted blog is giving away a gift certificate to red envelope, an amazing place to buy your gifts! Click here to enter.

More v-day gifts

Looking to give your significant other some good clean love? Head on over to Simply Stacy to enter to win a gift certificate from Eden Fantasys. Click here to enter!

Also! The Mom Spotted blog is also having a giveaway from Eden Fantasys, Click here to enter.

Still searching for a v-day gift for your loved one? Only 4 days left! Stop by Minnesota Mama's Must Haves blog to enter a for a gift certificate from Click here to enter

Gifts for your valentine

Red envelope has many gift ideas for your valentine. Luckily My Silly Monkeys blog is giving away an awesome gift certificate to Click here to enter.

Novica is also an amazing online store. The Heck of a Bunch is also having an amazing giveaway from Novica. Click here to enter.

One month old!

I can't believe my baby is one month old today!

THE best chocolate chip cookies you'll ever bake!

You MUST try these cookies. They are so good. I ended up freezing half of my dough. This recipe yields 6 dozen cookies! I baked mine for only 9 minutes and they turned out perfect. Even though they look like they're not done, they are. If you over cook them they will turn out too dry and cake like. Let me know what you think if you end up making them.


* 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 2 cups butter, softened- 4 sticks
* 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
* 4 eggs
* 1 tbsp vanilla extract
* 1 bag chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.


The cloth diaper report blog has some very interesting giveaways going on right now. Click on the name to enter!!
Puj Infant Bather
Mamaroo Infant Seat

Help me win! Comment here please!

Do you think this is beautiful? Me too! I am trying to win a contest from Timasart Studio. The one who gets the most comments wins. Her shop is beautiful! Everything is handmade. She is an extremely talented woman. Her shop is out of Turkey but her shipping is very reasonable. Are you interested in buying, following her blog, sharing tweets, or special offers? Here are her links. Oh and don't forget to leave a comment here (or 10 comments if you want!) telling me what you like, that you follow her blog, or anything you want!! :)

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