22 May 2010

Photo Fridays and Linking Up at FTF!


Here are a few of my favorite things from this week, inspired by FTF (link above)...

Check out my children's face art...




Other faves from this week:
  • Hosting my first giveaway here!
  • Elijah's last day of kindergarten!
  • Completing TWO scrapbooks in ONE week!
  • Only ONE week left until vacay!!! 

Have a great weekend!

19 May 2010

Growing Up...According to Kermit the Frog

Tadpole, wiggling in the water,

Brand new world is there for you to see.

Lots of time till you grow up to be

A big frog like me.

Changes happen as time passes by.

Soon enough, you'll be grown,

With a home on a lily pad

And some tadpoles of your own.

Oh, little tadpole, wiggling in the water

Far from all responsibility.

Take your time till you grow up to be

A big frog like me.

-Kermit the Frog

"The most sophisticated people I know - inside they're all children. We never really lose a certain sense we had when we were kids." - Jim Henson

**This post is part of the "Mom's 30-Minute Blog Challenge" at Steady Mom!!! Click on the link to join the fun!!**

Have a Super Wednesday!!!

17 May 2010

Happy Monday! Welcome to My First Giveaway!!

Hello, fellow moms and bloggers!! I am so excited to host my first giveaway!!! I hope you will follow my blog and enter to win a beauty pack from Mary Kay cosmetics!

I am literally counting the minutes until our annual summer vacay to New Buffalo, Michigan...we leave on Saturday, May 29th.  YEA!!!

Here's a little background on the annual trip:
We go every year and stay in the beautiful "Harbor House" lake house (located on Lake Michigan!!).  What makes this trip doubly delightful is the time we get to spend with my family, whom we only get to see a few times a year.  You see, they live in Chicago, and we live in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.  My mother, father, brother, sister, and two nieces all meet me, my hubby, and four children in New Buffalo for the entire week of Memorial Day.  We stay together in that awesome lake house (described above), cooking meals, vegging out, and just spending some much-needed extended time together.  I am getting chills just thinking about it!!

Anyway...in celebration of our upcoming vacay and summer in general, I would like to give away a brand-new Mary Kay beauty pack (pictured below).


Here's what is in it:  one 4 oz. bottle of SPF 30 sunscreen; one 3 oz. bottle of TimeWise age-fighting moisturizer; one tube of natural lip gloss; and one Modern Romance make-up bag in which to carry your beauty products!!!

**Just for full disclosure - I am not a Mary Kay consultant.  I will not try to sell you Mary Kay products as a result of entering this giveaway.  I have used Mary Kay products for a long time and just really, really like their high quality and the results I get from using them.  I wanted to share the love with my readers!**

So...to enter this giveaway, please do the following two things (#3 is optional for doubling your chances!):
  1. Be a follower of this blog.  If you are already a follower, you've completed the first step!
  2. Leave a comment on this post - can be about anything you'd like!!
  3. **Optional** If you would like to double your chances of winning, please link to my blog in a posting on your blog or visit my other blog, A Novel Idea, and become a follower.

Best of luck, ladies!! This giveaway will last one week, closing at 11:59 pm CST on Monday, May 24, 2010.

This posting is part of "Marketing Mondays" at The Trendy Treehouse!!!

Happy Monday! Now I'm off to do some blog-hopping of my own!