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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen No. 4

This week, I thought I'd show you 13 of my favorite maternity outfits! - Okay, so some of them don't have "bottoms" and that does NOT mean I am suggesting you go without pants (I mean, you can if you want to). But, anyways, here are some maternity clothes. (Is that better?)







#&%! this [bump] has gotta come out where?!




Works for Me Wednesday

So, I've got myself a new "thing". It's called Works for Me Wednesday, and I hope for it to be a permanent installment here :) I got the idea (and header) from Rocks in my dryer.

The idea is that I post a tip I use and would like to share. I had a hard time sifting through my great tips and tricks (I am just full of helpful advice lol). Should I post about yellow snow? - SURELY everyone knows that one by now (but in the offchance you haven't heard, feel free to email me and I'll let you in on the secret). What about ....hey I know!

Here we go (I'll start simple - I'm not so much worried about confusing you all as I am myself...wait, what? see?!)
You see that? Yeh, don't use it. This stuff = distilled petroleum. It doesn't moisturize because it simply sits on the skin and acts as a barrier. AND, if somehow a baby (or anyone else) happens to breathe it in....it can coat their lungs and cause chemical pneumonia (it contains hydrocarbons). You may not anticipate your baby going around and sniffing baby oil...but if there is any chance at all (in a bath, etc)...


I use Olive oil or Coconut Oil (Almond Oil is great too if you know FOR SURE there are no nut allergies present). It's great as a moisturizer for dry or chapped skin....and, it's cheap (plus it's a multipurpose product...moisturizer and you can cook with it...can you say that about Johnson and Johnson products?)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Clean Up.

Have you thought about "going green" but you didn't know where to start? Which products do I use? Are they more expensive? Which company to purchase products from, grocery store or a direct selling company? And last but not least, do green cleaners really work? Those were my exact questions as well.
Here's a great example of what you may not know about household cleaners. Take a look at this video called Toxic Brew. It was done by a Toronto news crew: http://www.theglobalsuccessteam.net/resources/wmv/toxic_Brew.html.
In my search for a non-toxic cleaning line, I found a wonderful company to purchase products from. I was introduced to this awesome line called Get Clean by Kristin Grayner, a Shaklee Independent Distributor. Who decided to become a Shaklee Distributor because of this non-toxic line. She wanted to make a difference for families and for the environment. Her mission, and one that I agree with, is to speak with families about the toxins they are innocently bringing into their homes through household cleaners. Not only has she helped the environment within homes, but she has affected the outside environment as well.
Every time someone purchases the Starter Kit to convert their entire home in one shot, they are eliminating 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills, eliminating 248 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and it's the equivalent of planting 10 trees. One of the nice things about using these products is once you get rid of all those undesirable cleaners you may have in your home, you won't have to replace them with 27 more. You'd have to spend more than $3,400 in store bought cleaners, to get the same amount of clean that you do with the Starter Kit!
This non-toxic line of cleaners has been featured on daytime's favorite talk show 5 times in the last 7 months. Here's a recap of the segment done during an Earth Day show back in April: www.shaklee.net/pws/library/flash/getclean-tv2.html.
If you'd like to enter into a national drawing for $250.00 worth of free products, you can do so at www.goshaklee.info, password XE88705. You need to go through the entire video to be entered into the drawing. They will choose someone each month! GOOD LUCK with both!
If you'd like a free sample of Basic H2, you can send a message directly to Kristin Grayner at graynerfamily@gmail.com. You can visit her website at www.PowerfulClean.com.

Through this blog, you can enter the win a bottle of Basic H2 (windows/mirrors and all-purpose cleaning), a 3-pack of spray bottles and a box of the vegetable based Dryer Sheets, which are recyclable, plus a lovely bucket! - Just leave me a comment with:
your name,
and why you MUST win!

Be sure to check back February 11, 2008 to see if you were the lucky winner!

***DUE to the huge response we had, we are now adding another set to be given away... so, now TWO lucky readers will win! If you haven't signed up yet, be sure you do!!

Fresh Baby

Introduce your little one with a touch of humor with designs by Berit Designs. This pea wee onesie is just one of several designs in their Fresh Baby line. Other designs include "sweet cheeks", "little stinker" and "pawfect". Choose between a tee or onesie, and sizes that range between 0-3 mos to 2T.

Simple + Laugh Out Loud + Comfort =

Berit Designs - Fresh Baby

Check them out and tell us which is YOUR favorite!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Got Lice?

From time to time, kids will get lice. It doesn't matter that you bathe them often, and you wash their clothes... it will probably happen. And, if it does happen to your kiddo, don't beat yourself up -You're a great mom - or dad! After all, you aren't the one that gave them lice, or are you? (Okay, I'm just kidding.) But seriously, here's a homemade (and organic) recipe to get rid of head lice. It's a great alternative to those other expensive lice treatments that may or may not work in the end.

Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil (add more if hair is really long), 10 drops of rosemary essential oil, and 10 drops of lavender essential oil (which can be found at your local health foods store). Put mixture on child's head and cover with shower cap or saran wrap (or you can borrow Granny's plastic bonnet).

Let sit for AT LEAST 1 hour.

Then, mix 1 cup white vinegar with 3 drops lavender and 3 drops thyme essential oils together.

Rinse hair with warm water to get the excess olive oil out. Then, use the vinegar solution (be careful to not get in eyes or mouth).

Comb through hair with a nit comb (with metal teeth).

Shampoo and bathe child with regular products, and then go through the hair again with the nit comb.

No-Egg No-Milk Vegan Teething Biscuits

Want a cheap and fast way to make baby teething biscuits with ingredients you probably have on hand (assuming you have a baby)? Well, here you go:

1 cup fruit juice
1 cup flour
1 cup baby cereal

Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together until well combined. Roll out on a floured board and cut into shapes. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes at 350°F (175°C). These biscuits can be frozen for storage and your baby might even enjoy sucking on a partially defrosted one.

Mushroom Ravioli with Garlic, Cream and Fontina Sauce

* from http://ciaoitalia.com


Portobello mushrooms can be as large as dinner plates. They are exquisite when simply grilled, with a brushing of olive oil. Creating more elaborate recipes with them is fun too. I developed this mushroom-stuffed ravioli dish when a crate of the brown beauties arrived at my door.

To complement rather than overpower the woodsy taste of the filling, I teamed the ravioli with a cream and Italian Fontina cheese sauce. I knew my efforts had paid off when I took the first bite. If you cannot find portobello mushrooms, use cremini (smaller versions of portobellos) or shiitake mushrooms. This dish makes an elegant first course for a bridal luncheon.

6 tablespoons butter
1 small hot red pepper; diced
1 pound portobello mushrooms, stemmed, cleaned, and diced
Fine sea salt to taste
1/3 cup dry red wine

2 1/2 cups King Arthur™ Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
3 large eggs
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

3 tablespoons butter
3 large cloves garlic, cut lengthwise in half
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 pound Italian Fontina cheese, diced
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns, preferably Tellichery, crushed
Fine sea salt to taste

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chili pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, pressing on the pieces and swirling them in the butter with a wooden spoon. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle the salt over the mushrooms and raise the heat to high. Add the wine and let it evaporate. Transfer the mushrooms to a blender or food processor and process to a paste. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Mound the flour on a work surface. Make a well in the center and crack the eggs into the well. Sprinkle the salt over the eggs and beat with a fork until blended. Pushing the flour from the inside of the well into the center with your hands, gradually incorporate enough flour into the eggs to make a soft dough.

Push any excess flour aside, and knead the dough for 5 minutes, or until it is smooth. Cover the dough with a bowl and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Divide the dough into 4 pieces. To make the ravioli using a ravioli form, roll each piece out through a pasta machine set to the next-to-the-last-setting. Cut the pasta into 13-inch lengths. Place one sheet of dough over the bottom part of a ravioli form, and make impressions with the top piece of the form.

Fill each cavity with about 1/2 teaspoon of the mushroom filling. Place a second sheet of dough over the top and toll over the dough with a rolling pin to create the ravioli. Shake the ravioli out onto a clean towel, trim any excess dough from around the form and save to reroll. Arrange them in a single layer. Continue with the remaining dough and filling.

To make the ravioli by hand, roll each piece out on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle about 1/8 inch thick. Space 1/2 teaspoon of the filling about 1 1/2 inches apart on one sheet of dough. Cover with another sheet of dough, press down around the mounds of filling with your fingers to seal, and cut into ravioli with a ravioli wheel.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, pressing on the cloves with a wooden spoon, until the garlic just begins to brown. Add the Fontina, peppercorns, and cream, cook, stirring constantly, until the cheese has melted and the sauce has thickened. Season the sauce with salt, cover and set aside.

Bring 8 quarts of salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add half the ravioli at a time and cook until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain well, and put them on a warm serving platter.

Meanwhile, reheat the sauce, stirring until smooth. Pour the sauce over the ravioli and gently toss to coat them evenly. Serve immediately.

Note: The filling and sauce can be made 2 days ahead and refrigerated. The uncooked ravioli can be frozen; place on cookie sheets in a single layer and freeze until hard. Transfer to plastic bags and freeze. Cook the ravioli unthawed.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Do babies feel more pain?

Do babies feel more pain than adults? I know that most of you don't have a lab with with ready to use experimental machines in your basement (-or at least I'm hoping not), but what do you think?

I do believe that babies feel pain. I believe that babies are a LOT smarter than we give them credit for. But, do they feel more pain? Do they feel it the same? Less?

When your little one gets sick, a lot of the time they'll just carry on with whatever. Sure, they may seem a little less energetic, but they don't just laze around all day whining and carrying on like it's a big production. But, then you get what they had and all of a sudden you feel like you are about to die. You sure as heck don't feel like bouncing up and down on a trampoline or playing video games. You just want to lay down and everyone leave you alone.

So, that brings me to this question. Do babies feel more pain? (or vice versa? or do we feel the same)?

And...perhaps it is just that we cope with pain differently? If pain is truly a perception...then, maybe as we grow older, we perceive it differently?

Or, maybe we're just a bunch of wusses.

What do you think?

One sock. Two socks.

L loses her socks. Frequently. Either she's crawling around and they come off, or she just decides she'd rather take them off and crawl around with them in her hand until she finds an appropriate hiding place.

And while I know I'm lucky that she hasn't quite figured out how to "un-diaper" herself, it doesn't make keeping socks paired together any easier. Some people worry about socks losing their mates during the whole laundering process - and I have a hard time finding them both to even launder.

So, what's a mom to do? Buy Snapdragon Baby socks.

These adorable socks feature a patented loop that snaps into your baby's outfit. Your baby can wiggle, climb, crawl, kick, and pull as much as they want...but the socks? They are here to stay!

Snapdragon Baby Socks come in 3 color choices (white, pink, blue) and 2 styles (rib vs. cable-knit). And, oh wait! - There's more...you can choose from 5 different loop prints (ducks, tulips, ladybugs, sports, cars).

Check them out HERE.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen No. 3

My favorite names...

1. Lorelei (pronounced Lore-uh-lie)
2. Izaiah
3. Madeline
4. Emma
5. Aidan
6. Ana (pronounced aw-nuh)
7. Sophie or Sophia
8. Laurel
9. Ethan
10. Madelyn
11. Genevieve
12. Christian
13. Noah

I'd love to hear your favorites (comments!)!

You are here.

It's a doormat. And, I thought it was cool. Sorry, Melissa...this isn't even my last post for today! I still have Thursday Thirteen to do! Ha!

Okay, you can get this doormat here.


I'm pretty much known for being able to pull a "Mary Poppins" when it comes to my purse and bags. You'd be amazed at what I can pull out of a purse. Oh, you need something for your headache? Got it. Bandaid? Got it. Something to keep the baby calm? Got it. Food? Got it. Umbrella? One second.

So, I get pretty excited when new products come along that will make my life a little easier...and it's just icing on the cake if I can fit it in the diaper bag or my purse easily!

I'd like to introduce Embrace Fresh Pair and The Bra Strap Solution.

Fresh Pair is a set of 20 soap leaves infused with fresh pear undertones. Each leaf dissolves quickly, making a GREAT product to pack when you are on the go. Fresh Pair can be used to wash your underwear while traveling (say goodbye nasty hotel soap!) and could be a great thing to keep in your purse if let's say - you drive a POS car or live in an area where weather conditions could keep you in a hotel/motel WITHOUT your suitcase. Grandma always taught me to carry an extra pair of underwear, but let's face it - it gets quite embarrassing when you reach into your purse to pull out a kleenex for your little one's nose - in church - and instead, you pull out your lacy red panties. Wouldn't it be so much nicer to just have this lovely leaf soap on hand?

The Bra Strap Solution is a great, innovative product that can turn your bra into a cross-back style at moments notice. This product is great for impromptu plans, and means less packing if you are traveling because you can use one bra with many different tops!

I can't wait to see what they come up with next!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Not enough time!

If you are constantly feeling overwhelmed by your impossible to-do lists, look no further!

Websites like www.domystuff.com allow you to hire individuals to complete tasks for you. Need your house vacuumed? Need your pants hemmed? No problem! People compete and bid on the tasks you enter, so you get to pick who you want to hire. Plus, there's a handy rating system, so you can see who comes recommended...and who doesn't!

Other similar sites: www.asksunday.com, www.guru.com, www.getfriday.com, and www.zirga.com.

I can't exercise! - I have a baby!

I hate to tell you...but that excuse about not being able to exercise because you have a new baby...well, it just won't fly now. Now, they've made workouts especially for mom and baby! I know you are excited, don't act like you aren't!

Check it out : http://www.fitpregnancy.com/fitness_workout_shape_lose_pregnancy_weight/fitness/1080

...So, here's my question...what do you do if you have twins? Dumbbells?

Just breathe...

No matter who you are or where you are in life, you sometimes have to remind yourself to ...just breathe...

So, whether you find yourself in need of a "pick me up" or a bit of relaxation...here are a few tips:

- " We breathe primarily through one nostril for 90 minutes to two hours then shift to the other," says Kristin McGee, a yoga and pilates instructor at The Sports Club/LA in New York City. "Breathing through the right side makes us alert, while the left side relaxes us."

So, try this: If you need to relax, use your finger to close your right nostril. (Personally, we recommend that you do this by pushing your nostril shut, but hey, if you want to look like you are picking your nose, that's up to you!) Breathe in through the left side for one full breath (slowly). Pause. Then push that nostril closed and breathe out your other (right nostril).

So, got that? To relax, breathe in through the left and out the right. You need to repeat 8 times.

Need a little more energy? Try breathing in through the right and out the left. Repeat 8 times.

And, who makes me the expert? I'm just naturally smart. Okay...that and Kristin McGee...and Self Magazine. There...happy?

- The next trick is essential oils. Use peppermint to shake things up and lavender to get nice and calm...or asleep.

- Try exercising! It can make you sleep better AND give you more energy (Go figure.)

I have a few more tips for falling asleep, but I don't know that they can be backed up by much science. My mom swears by watching movies. She's out before you can even say "Hey mom, wanna watch..." And, my husband personally believes that just listening to me talk can put him to sleep. I think he's just faking to get out of doing things. Jury is still out on that one.

I'll be sure and let you know if I make any scientific discoveries, though ;)

...Let's get a little crazy!

Funky meets Creative and a little bit Quirky with LittleMissMatched. I love these bright, funky, and you guessed it..."missmatched" designs. A few of my favorites are the black/white heidi hat, fabulous scarf, and the blue dots tights.

In classic black and white, the hat and scarf teeter on the verge of classic and funky, a perfect combination. Both are incredibly soft, and so very comfortable. And, there's no getting bored with these two, because at moment's notice you can flip them over for a new print!

So, go ahead...check out LittleMissMatched and mix your life up a little!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Virtual Baby Shower #2!

Congratulations Megan on your baby boy!

Due: February 20, 2008
Location: Tennessee
Baby Name:

Well I can try to make this short! I joined the army at 19 and met my husband while serving. We got pregnant and married within our first year together. He's sill ARMY so i got out after serving for 2 years to be with our daughter. 13 days after she was born he left for Afghanistan. Making it back for her first birthday was lucky! So we wanted another baby and decided to try about 3 months after he returned and got pregnant RIGHT away! Finding out it was a boy was exciting! He almost had to leave for Iraq but has had a messed up ankle since Afghanistan and got switched to another company for a little more laid back job while he awaits surgery. SOOOO lucky this time he won't be going to Iraq....which would have been only a month or two after the baby is born and he would have missed everything again! Well both our families live far away and on opposite coasts so we wont be seeing them much after this baby...it's expensive to fly! But we are very happy about this second child and I can' wait.....really! haha!

Here are a few things we suggest for your shower:

Centerpiece (check out Hostess with the Mostess' website for more great ideas), Ducky invitations, Egg place settings and favors, Baby Bunch (gift for mom and baby AND decoration), Well Wishes tree...

And, to drink...
We recommend:

Lemon Shake

6 oz can frozen lemonade concentrate
2 c. vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 c. club soda

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender & cover.
  2. Blend till smooth & serve immediately.

And, now...on to the gifts!

From Sweet Taia, 2 hair clips for the "big sister." We wouldn't want her to feel left out (After all, it WILL be around her birthday! So, congratulations "big sister" and Happy Birthday!)

Boca Beth would like to give a Boca Beth Beginner set! Let the learning begin!

Tots on the Go would like to give a Royal Heinie Diaper Bag - Perfect for all of baby's essentials...

Now It's Personal Confections would like to send you a half dozen ducky cookies!

Pretty Posh Princess would like to send a lime green tutu for the "big sister."

Mere Minerals would like to give a $15 gift certificate for their store!

Megan, Congratulations from all of us. We wish you only the best!

Note: I invite all of our guests to please sign our "guest book" (comment) with any well wishes you'd like to extend...


For the Virtual Baby Shower GAME that went on...

Winner: Michele!

First Impressions Maternity and Baby LLC and Webtech Net Solutions has teamed together to award you a Website Design Package Customized just for you! Congratulations!

Please be sure to contact me to get your prize :)


We'd like to announce the winner for the sleepgown giveaway... (drumroll please!)...

Kierra Ho from Boston, MA!

Please email me (use the contact us button on the right) so I can get your info to send your prize out!


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Your epidermis is showing....and what is it saying?

Your epidermis is showing...but, what is it telling the world? I just found a great article, and I definitely had to share: http://www.newstarget.com/021914.html. Dry skin, eczema, acne, and bad complexions tell you more about your body than just your skin's health. Your skin mirrors what is going on inside...so, if you aren't liking the way your skin is looking, you may want to dig a little deeper...

(but check out the article for more in-depth info!)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Blog-warming meme

So, Tara sent me this great blog-warming meme and you know I can't resist, so here goes!:

Name one thing you do everyday

1. Tell my husband and my daughter that I love them...and hugs and kisses!

Name two things you wish you could learn

1. I would love to learn to bake and decorate wonderful cakes! That would rock!

2. and...ballroom dancing...and karate...yeh!

Name three things that remind you of your childhood

1. sprinklers

2. honeysuckles

3. A Little Princess movie

Name four things you love to eat but rarely do

1. Lobster - mmmm

2. Crabcakes - minus the onions!

3. REALLY yummy pasta...

4. Veggie Sandwich and cheesy potato soup from Garden Gate Cafe

Name five things/people that make you feel good

1. My daughter...her smiles and giggles could brighten my day...anyday...everyday

2. Naps

3. When my house is clean

4. Random acts of kindness

5. giving to others

And now...I'd love to pass on the warm wishes to my friends Diana, Vonetta, Lois, and Melissa.

Baby Needs Shoes too...

I can't express to you how much I LOVE these shoes! (And, guess what - they're even cuter in person!)

I am so tired of seeing Barbie and Dora the Explorer shoes - as if that was really a choice. Anyone that knows me very well, knows my dislike for character clothing (shoes included). I feel that if my child is going to be a walking advertisement for a HUGE company, I better be getting paid for it...not PAYING for it!

It is refreshing to finally see infant/baby shoes that are actually cute (and without popular characters). I love the color, the shape, the material...I love everything about these shoes! In fact, these GENEVA shoes in red aren't the only thing that See Kai Run has to offer! An entire line of cute shoes (for boys too!).

See Kai Run designs shoes made specifically for babies and beginner walkers (those who have just started walking). Each shoe is made from "luxurious, butter soft leather" and are handcrafted. The soles are made from a special, flexible rubber (TPR), which is more flexible than traditional leather - meaning better for baby's feet.

So, go on...check them out and be sure to let us know which shoes are YOUR favorite!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Tummy decor

For most of us, we want our pregnancies to be special and even...remarkable (despite the sickness and overall feeling of HUGE-ness). Each of us celebrate this awesome period in our lives a little different, and ProudBody has come up with another! Pregnancy Belly Painting Kit. The kit comes with :

8-color professional FDA approved, water-based make-up palette (black, white, red, blue, orange, pink, yellow & green)
Belly Painting Brush
Belly Painting Sponge
Painting Tips & Design Ideas
Sheet of colorful temporary tattoos. The sheet of tattoo designs are shown below.

I think this is so great! And, what makes it even cooler (not that it needs anything else to be cool) is the fact that if you don't use all of your "paint"...You can save it! For things like Halloween...child face painting...or, heck...another belly painting! This is a GREAt idea for a shower, blessingsway, or activity with the kids (or husband). It's a great way to let others bond with that special baby inside!

Not feeling too creative?

ProudBody also offers Tummy Tatts - a set of 20 non-toxic temporary tattoos, made just for your pregnant tummy! And, there are plenty to share (if dad-to-be and siblings are getting jealous) - or save them to use at a later date!

So, enjoy this special time while making new memories with ProudBody!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Can Babies Read?

"During infancy, children learn language skills naturally and at a higher level than at any other time in their lives. I developed this new multi-sensory reading approach to take advantage of the child’s natural window of opportunity for learning language."
–Dr. Robert C. Titzer, Ph.D.

Your Baby Can Read
is a new system that teaches your baby/child to read with a very special approach. The idea is that you start with a starter DVD (there are other Volumes), which is a unique combination of showing just the word, then saying the word while showing the word, and then showing the corresponding picture and saying the word. Each DVD also comes with slide out word cards that show the word...and then you slide it out...and there's a picture!

The idea of teaching your little one to read before they can even speak is really a neat idea! Your child is learning so much and soaking it up like a sponge. They may not SEEM to understand many things...but don't be fooled, just because your little one can't TALK yet, it DOES NOT mean they don't understand!

Your Baby Can Read takes the concept of teaching babies to a whole new level in a way I've never seen before! I think it's a great idea! You can start at infancy OR with toddlers and work your way up.

Thursday Thirteen No. 2

This week's list: Our list of our favorite 13 things that people say to us (regarding parenting):

1. Are you really going to let her wear that?
2. (while grabbing something away from you)...NO...this is how you do it... (as they takeover YOUR child)
3. Is she (or he) hungry? -- (Hold on let me check..."Sweetie, are you hungry?" --no response...hmm...I can't be sure)
4. Oh! What a cute little boy!!! (She's got a HUGE pink bow on her head and a pink, frilly dress...)
5. You aren't doing it right... (said as the STRANGER came up behind my husband in a restaurant and proceeded to take the bottle and feed my newborn)
6. Oh! she looks just like me!!! She has my...(said by everyone...even those not related to us)
7. This kid needs some whisky! (Thanks, Uncle Wally...but she'll pass...you can pass it over here though...)
8. She's crying at me! Why is she crying at me? You must not socialize her enough! You need to take her out more! (said by Nana while playing with our then 3 month old)
9. I think she's pooping. (Thanks for that update...I hear it happens)
10. Okay, you take her! (She either pooped or started crying)
11. Look at that little shit! Oh...oops! (Grams, if "shit" is her first word, we blame you)
12. Why is she crying? (My guess is only as good as yours...but you can ask her if you want)
13. Why don't you just stick her butt in the toilet and flush? (advice for changing diapers)

Now, I wanna know what your favorite comments about regarding children and babies are your favorite (or, well...least favorite)! (Leave a comment!)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Do you see that?
It's a shiny award!
They love me, they really love me!

Thanks, Melissa!

Jewelry Storage

It's a new year, and I've resolved to organize my life and home. I found these ideas for jewelry storage and thought they were too cute!

Click here to see how...

And, a few more ideas...