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Kinderware Puppy - Review

Broxton and I were sent a Kinderware Puppy Yo-Yo Doll for review from Wild Dill.

If you have not heard of Wild Dill, let me tell you a little about them...
All the items that they sell are natural and organic.
You can click HERE to see just why they are choosing to go the organic/natural route. I hate to admit, but I never really gave it much thought before, but I see now that I should be paying more attention.
I am really enjoying finding such a great eco-friendly company!!!!
They have the cutest things!
The clothing that they sell is just adorable! It is organic and I have heard that the BAMBOO clothes are just super soft and so much better for babies with sensitive skin.
The toys are items that I have never seen anywhere!
I think that is why I chose for us to review the Kinderware Puppy!

I mean, look at it!
Have you seen anything like it?
Let me tell you about it. It is made of left-over pieces of fabric. It is handmade in Bolivia!
The fabric alone is beautiful. Broxton loves playing with it.. Just need to come up with a name for him! I think that this is just the cutest thing for either a boy or a girl!
Please go and see what all they offer!
I know there is something they have just for you!!!

They even offer FREE SHIPPING for orders over $65.00.
Top it off, if you sign up for their newsletter, you get a coupon code for 15% off your next purchase!!!
Can't beat that!

Thanks to Wild Dill for allowing us to review such a great toy!!!

********** We were sent a free Kinderware Puppy YoYo Doll for review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine. **********

Friday Follows

We are going strong! Here is the 4th week of Friday Follow. This idea is a fun way to find out about new blogs, find new friends, and grow in followers. Come join the party. We have had a great turnout so far and are finding some wonderful blogs to share.

Welcome to the Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

Here's how YOU can join the celebration:

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 2 slots. This week Hearts Make Families will not be participating due to technical issues. She will be back next week.

--Follow as many blogs as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

Don't forget to check out my current giveaway here...

Aloha Friday # 19

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.
If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
After you answer, head on over and visit Kailani and visit others...

My question this week:
(It is a 2 parter, sorry!)
Are you a morning person?
What time do you wake up in the morning?

As for me...
I love to sleep! I am not a morning person, I just want to sleep... Let me sleep for a while and I am good. (Did I mention I love to sleep?!)
Well, now that I am a mommy, we are up most mornings by 6:30/7:00/
and Broxton is SO HAPPY in the morning! I am not sure where that comes from, but it is so worth it to get up and see him playing and talking and just so happy! I do have to say, it rubs off over time!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win Customized Stickers/Labels from UPrinting! (I used them to make stickers to go in Broxton's books. They say, "THIS BOOK BELONGS TO:" I think they are too cute!!!!) It is super easy to enter!


Parking in Egypt

I have been driving my dad's car for a while now.
You see, I needed to borrow it when we got the boys(more room) and remember my car seat ordeal??? Well, we ended up having my cousins husband install the car seat. (No lie, he is an engineer...)
He installed it for me in my dads car and I have just not had the energy, nor desire, to try and figure out how to install it back in my car again.
BUT, I am ready for it to be back in mine.

I have a question for you...
When you go to the store...
Where do you park?
Do you grab the first one you come to? Or do you ride around, circling the parking lot waiting for something to come closer? Or, are you like... MY DAD?

He parks so far out... I mean, if I wanted to exercise, I would go to the gym or something, but not him... I think guys like him are why men started dropping women off at the door so they could park. Just to not listen to us complain about how long of a walk it is. When you go with my dad, plan on taking a bottle of water, the stroller for the baby...
Do you catch what I am saying?
He parks so far out that you wonder what store you are going to...

No joke. Marc and I (with the boys) went to Wal-Mart before he deployed...
He parked in the VERY LAST parking spot... * we all know how big Wal-Mart parking lots are too! He even took a picture and sent it to my dad just so he would not worry about where we parked...

My mom and I went to lunch the other day and I said I hated having to park not near anything... Her response was I better pull on up front and park because she wasn't walking! :) So, we did... Ha! Dad could take it up with her... I wasn't going to get in trouble that time! :)

But here is the thing...
You know me and my love for Target...
I just wonder if there is like a memo that goes out to everyone when I go to Target.
I have gone a few times lately... (Don't even ask...)
I park way on out in Egypt and Broxton and I strike out on our journey to get to the store... Whew... We park so far out and there are NO CARS ANYWHERE NEAR US...
We pass by ALL these empty spots... sometimes I have to admit, I get a bit frustrated when there is a great spot right out front...
But, I am not going to lie... I appreciate my dad letting us borrow the car, so I am not going to park anywhere and risk something happening to the car...
How about when we come out to head on back to the car...
EVERY SPOT AROUND us is taken! I mean, come on now... ALL THOSE SPOTS, why do you HAVE to park right there by us?! I seriously think they send out a memo...
"Noelle going to Target, hurry up and park by her so that her parking so far out was actually pointless!"

Anyways, that was all I really had to say.
Target today, parked out ... come out to leave, all spots around me taken...
Oh well, maybe we are just a magnet and we don't know it?!

Happy Wednesday all!


a fun little survey

  1. Do you get manicures/pedicures? YES! I was a bit put off at first... UNTIL I got the pedicure.. (I HATE feet, just did not want anyone touching mine either...) Now?! Have at it! I love them!
  2. When did you last get your hair cut? It has been a while, need to get one, just don't ever think about it.
  3. Do you get regular massages? Nope, would like to.... Hint hint...
  4. Have you ever waxed a part of your body? Yep! Eyebrows
  5. Can you see your veins? Some, not all, but some
  6. Do you use tanning beds? Not in several years
  7. Favorite soap? We use the shower gel...
  8. Favorite shampoo? Garnier Fructis ( However you spell it... ) with the 3 oils.. LOVE IT
  9. Favorite kind of music? Country... Well, anything these days...
  10. Favorite time of day? Nap time
  11. Favorite local tourist attraction? Not sure
  12. Favorite swear word? Do not have one
  13. Favorite fruit? All fruit!
  14. Favorite kind of meat? After I got pregnant.. I love steak now... But I still like chicken! :)
  15. Favorite fish? Salmon
  16. Favorite flavor milkshake? Chocolate
  17. Favorite kinds of candy? Any Milk Chocolate
  18. Have you ever eaten a whole bag of potato chips? Yep! I think most everyone has at one point.. Just may not want to admit it
  19. Have you ever eaten lobster? like a soup.. yes, like a tail.. no
  20. What’s a food you’re embarrassed to admit you love to eat? hate to say it, but none
  21. What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten? I do not eat weird food...
  22. Have you ever climbed a mountain? Stone Mountain...
  23. Have you ever been skydiving or bungee jumping? No, wanted to Sky Dive, but never did
  24. Have you ever been water-skiing? Could not get up ! Ha ha
  25. Do you like your nose? I sure do
  26. Would you change the color of your eyes if you could? Nope, I like them
  27. Do you like salt and vinegar potato chips? Sure do... well, used to, not sure anymore
  28. Do you eat salsa? yes. but not spicy
  29. What do you buy at the movie theater concession stand? Coke and Popcorn
  30. Do you own a boat? No need to
  31. Do you have a pool? No
  32. Can you swim? LOVE TO
  33. Which do you prefer, bagel or toast? Neither, but if I have to choose, bagel
  34. Cats or dogs? DOGS! I hate cats... just because of seeing them on tables and stuff, it has put a bad taste in my mouth
  35. Pens or pencils? Pens, unless its a crossword puzzle I am working on
  36. Coffee or tea? Tea, sweet
  37. Bath or shower? Showers. Unless I have time to relax, then a nice warm bath
  38. Markers or crayons? Depends on the project...
  39. You’re making a trip across the country. Do you drive or fly? I would love to get an RV and go cross country, but due to time constraints, lets FLY and get there now
  40. First credit card you had? AMEX.
  41. First loan you got was for? no clue
  42. First major purchase? no clue.
  43. What was your first job? Cashier/Hostess
  44. What was your occupation previous to the one you have now? Bar Manager
  45. Have you ever had stitches? yep
  46. Last time you went to the hospital for something? my sweet baby boy... unless we are talking about going to visit... then when my mom had surgery
  47. Last place you drove to? SAMS
  48. Last place you flew to? SAMS ( I like to drive fast!)
  49. Last time you were at a sports bar? Back when I had a job
  50. Last thing you celebrated? no clue... New Years?

Almost Forgot - Valentine's Day is SOON

Okay, okay...
So shoot me!
With Marc being gone, I have not really given much thought to Valentine's Day!
I mean, my Valentine is not here... I will not be going out to dinner or anything like that...

BUT, I do have a sweet baby Valentine!
So, I bought him a card ( Do other moms buy cards for their first Valentine with the baby? Or am I crazy? I just thought it would be cute with all his other "first" cards...)

Buying that made me want to remind you about Bea's Gift Baskets...
I posted about them before with Christmas, so I just wanted to keep that buzz in your ear with Valentine's Day right around the corner...

Bea's has a little of this and a lot of that...
Enough to choose from for whomever your sweetie is that you want to send something to!

I like the "We've Got True Love" gift set...
It comes with those cute little monkeys!
(Yep, I think the main reason I like this one is because of the name and the monkeys!)

The other gift basket I like is the "Beary Chocolate."
The little bear is adorable.. but come on!!
Look what else you get:
This Gift Includes: Plush Bear with Heart Sweater 9” Box of Chocolates with Elegant Long Stem Rose Hearts Box Filled with Candy Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans 2 oz. Petite de Fruits Candies of Paris 1.5 oz. Themed Cookies Raspberry 2.5 oz. Gourmet Coffee Ghirardelli Chocolate Bar 3.5 oz.

If you are looking for just a little something for someone special...
Maybe even your younger Valentine...
The "I Love You Beary Much" Cookie Bouquet would be perfect!

Bea's also has a Children's Gift Basket...
Filled with yummy candy, a cute teddy bear, a coloring book...
You name it and I think it might be in there!
If Broxton was older, he would get this one!
Due to technical difficulties, I can not pull it up to put a picture on here...

If Marc was home, I just might drop a few hints about this one...
The "Celebration of Love Hamper"
This comes with:
Massage Oil, Candles, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Cookies, Pasta, Olive Oil, Sun Dried Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic Cheese, Red Wine Vinegar and Chocolate! Also includes a Loving Thoughts Hard Covered Book!

Also, Bea's has a few "extra" baskets for those on the naughty side! :)
Just check it out and see what all Bea's has for you!
If you place an order of $50.00 or more, you even get FREE SHIPPING!!!

Happy Valentines to you all, just in case I forget again!


Happy 101 Award

I just received a new award!
Yay! Rita over at One 2 Try Awarded this to me!

Here are the rules...
To accept the "Happy 101 Award" I need to:
1.) acknowledge the person who gave it to me - My dear friend Rita, 2.) list ten items that make me happy, and
3.) award it to ten other bloggers.

MY 10 things that make me happy?!?!?!?!?!?!

1. My life. I love it, I think I am a truly blessed person. I have wonderful friends and family.
2. My husband. He is great! I think he is a true American Hero, he is an amazing husband and an outstanding daddy!
3. My son. I never, ever, EVER thought I could love anything as much as this little boy. Every day he puts the BIGGEST smile on my face. I think you never know a love like this until you are a parent.
4. The Internet. I get to talk to Marc while he is deployed on here... It keeps me updated, yes... I need to see what TMZ has to say, or the online newspaper... or all the blogs I follow... I seriously wonder what I did before there was the Internet!
5. ellen. Her show cracks me up! Broxton and I love watching her and "dancing!"
6. Magazines! Yes, I said it... I love them, they are short and quick reads... Take them when you have an appointment and if you finish it, leave it for someone else to enjoy!
7. Sleep! Although I do not get NEAR as much as I used to, it still makes me VERY happy whenever I do get to sleep!
8. My camera. I went to school for photography... No, I do not use my degree at all, please do not rub it in... But it does bring me happiness! I love taking pictures... Of everything! Especially Broxton!
9. Sweets. I love all sweets, chocolate is a weakness. Is it bad to say that makes me happy?! :) I would love some ice cream now... or a piece of Red Velvet Cake... or ...
10. Seeing pregnant women. Yes, it makes me very happy because I know that what they are getting ready to experience is something very amazing and wonderful!

I hope that you have happiness surround you every day!

Now, to the 10 bloggers I would like to pass this to.

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