Saturday, April 30, 2011

New blog design!

Candice recently won a custom blog design that I'd donated to another family's giveaway. Her family adopted a girl from Korea and are in the process of adopting 2 older children from Ethiopia. Click on the button below to see their new blog.

Winner of giveaway #3

Congratulations to Sasha Parker the winner of giveaway #3! Sasha please e-mail me with your contact info so I can mail you your goodies!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Left-overs giveaway #3

So today I have the following goodies to giveaway:

This size 4/5 girl's tee with Africa cut out and rhinestone heart over Ethiopia.

One Adopt Africa magnet and an "I heart Ethiopia" keychain.

To enter to win simply leave a comment below with your contact info!
Good luck!

Winner of the left-overs day #2 giveaway...

Sorry I'm late announcing this one but the winner of the Mommy and Me apron set is Mattie!
Click on the button below to visit her blog:

Mattie, I've sent you an e-mail and hope to hear from you soon.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What it's all about...

Today I got a blog comment from a lady named Donna. She said that because of my recent blog giveaway she found out about Children's Hopechest and now is the proud sponsor of a girl in Ethiopia!!! Isn't that just the BEST news! I'm thrilled that my blog has fulfilled it's purpose - to advocate for children in need and inspire others to answer God's call.
So YEA Donna, on welcoming her new Ethiopian daughter into her heart!

Left-overs giveaway #2

Today's giveaway features a pair of "Mommy and me" aprons. These cute little aprons are sure to add a little sunshine to any mother/daughter activity.
To enter to win simply leave a comment below about your favorite activity to do with your little princess as well as a way to contact you if you win. Good Luck!

Day 1 left-overs winners

Lisa Bushman - the white hoodie
Courtney Aston - the small pink tee

(I have contacted the winners but if you two see this before you get my messages please contact me so I can get your mailing addresses)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Eggs, bubbles, horses, and a whole lot of mess!

Easter morning Michael surprised me with these TOMS! So unexpected and sweet :)

We had a little Easter egg hunt for Ezra in our backyard Saturday evening:

Ezra found more then just eggs when he happened upon this toad. (click on the image to enlarge)

After church Easter morning we went to my parents' house and had another egg hunt for Ezra:

(Here he looks like a natural short stop)

Then he found a stick and decided it would be more fun to have an imaginary sword fight:

Ezra then got distracted by the horses and had a blast petting them and climbing on the fence: (click on image below to enlarge)

Then came the mess! My mom bought Ezra a bubble machine that makes colored bubbles. DO NOT BUY THIS FOR YOUR KIDS (unless you are up for the cleaning). Wow this stuff is super strong and gets EVERYWHERE.

My mom even fell victim to the bubbles :)

Learning how to make bubbles with Gommi:

The aftermath:

Miscellaneous photos

The other day Ezra comes in the house from the back yard with this and exclaims, " I got the mail!" (seriously cute!)

We went to eat at Chuy's last week and I was pleased to see that they had blessings written on their utensil pouch thingies :)
Last week we took Ezra to the park and this little boy wanted to play with him but Ezra was in a foul mood and was super anti-social. But when he brought out his toy guns Michael became his playmate instead :)

I just thought this idea was super cool. You could pretty much create any silouette and by repeating it create this "look".

We saw this car parked at the zoo and my crazy Harry Potter fanaticism kicked in. I just had to take a picture of it!

Left overs giveaway!

So I had a few left-overs from my Hopechest giveaway. I had a few extra tees, and some winners didn't need certain prizes that were included in the baskets so I'm doing daily giveaways of the left overs until they're all gone.

Today's giveaway features some tees from Debi Jenkins's etsy shop:

I have 2 tees to giveaway. This XL white long sleeved hoodie:

And this short sleeved tee in pink in a size SMALL:

To enter to win all you have to do is leave a comment below noting which tee you'd want to win! It's that easy :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sneak Peek...

We had a great time at Easter this year. We went to my mom's house and had an Easter egg hunt and played with the horses, and had a bubble fight. I'll hopefully post more photos tomorrow but I wanted to at least share these with you guys for now.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Giveaway WINNERS!

Well the Children's Hopechest giveaway/raffle has come to an end and I want to think everyone who participated either by donating items or making monetary donations. We were able to raise $530.00 which will be used to bring over donations to the Care Centers during the upcoming trip in November.

So without further delay here are the winners:


Each winner has been e-mailed directly.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A cutie and a freebie!

This is my technician Candace with one of my patients from today. She's a Flemish Giant! Isn't she wonderful! A 19# rabbit :)

Here's a little custer frame freebie. Just click on the image to enlarge and save to your computer.

Also a reminder that the Children's Hopechest giveaway ends TOMORROW so click on the button in the side bar and enter ASAP!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Freebie side bar adoption bling...

I had the idea the other night that using the alphabet I could spell "adopt" and it would be some fun funky word art. I decided to create some little side bar extras in different colors for boy, girl, and gender neutral. Hope you like them! I'm thinking of making some into stationary, would you guys be interested?

Click on the image below that you like then simply save it to your computer as a .png and upload to your widgets. (Each image is 190 pixels wide)