Monday, December 28, 2009

Let the Nesting Begin

I'm 26 weeks pregnant and the nesting instinct kicked in today...and do I mean kicked in. While my older son was at preschool, my little guy and I spent the morning stimulating the economy and getting the things we need for our new little dude. After running several other errands, I then proceeded to work on cleaning out the guest room/office that will soon be the nursery and worked on reorganizing the chaos in our garage.

Cleaning and organizing are things I hate, so clearly the hormones have kicked in and taken over my mind and body. If only I could have the nesting instinct when I'm NOT pregnant.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Blog Giveaway Round-up

It's time for another blog giveaway round-up. Check out these great reviews and giveaways in the blogosphere.

Where Did My Cooking Grove Go?

I've always considered myself a pretty decent cook. I'm not talking fancy stuff by any stretch, but good around the kitchen nonetheless. I love to cook and enjoy the expression and creativity that goes into crafting delicious food. About a year or so ago, something really strange happened: I lost my cooking skills. It's like some crazy voodoo witch cast a spell on me and "poof" no more cooking abilities. I feel like most of the stuff I make goes south--even the stuff that I've always considered myself a pro at. I've always made great pasta sauce and sucks, as does my amazing meatballs and great meatloaf. It's gotten to a point in which I want to stay away from potlucks. A neighbor recently dealt with a family trauma in which all of us rallied together to provide the family meals. My go to meal of spaghetti and meatballs was terrible (edible but not anything I could be proud of). I was so embarrassed.

Will I get my cooking grove back? Have my two little boys taken some crazy toll on my brain powers? I hope that my cooking abilities return in 2010...and I'm sure my family, neighbors, and friends hope so too!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Blog Giveaway Round-up

There's lots of great product reviews and giveaways on the web. Here's just a few...

  • A Martha Stewart gift baskets from 1-800 on The Mommy Files
  • Scholastic Christmas books on The Mommy Files.
  • A $25 gift card to Subway on The Mommy Files.
  • Bright Starts has offered one J. Leigh Designz reader a Bright Starts™ Bunch-o-Fun lion or elephant.
  • Blush Topless Undershirts is also giving away anundershirt in the winners size on Naptime Reviews
  • An Undercover Mama shirt to hide that post-baby tummy while nursing at Naptime Reviews.
  • $50 gift card for Kids Foot Locker (3 winners) at Mama's Money Savers.
  • Thanks to the Disney Store, 3 lucky winners will each win 1 doll – 1 winner for Woody, 1 winner for Buzz Lightyear, and 1 winner for Princess Tiana from The Mommy Files
  • A pound of amazing See's Candy. I'm a huge See's fan. My huband's grandmother was one of Mrs. See's original employees and worked at the original store for about 50 years. Oh, and she was diabetic! Oh, the irony. Win it at The Mommy Files.
  • Two lucky readers will win 3 coupons for a free 8oz or 32 oz bottle of First Juice, up to a value of $4.99. The coupons expire 12/31/09 and are available at Baby Loving Mama.
  • Win a $25 Macy's gift card on Our Ordinary Life.
  • Win one of ten $50 Amex gift cards at Our Ordinary Life.
  • One lucky My Wee View reader is going to win a Just Jen shirt of their choice (up to $35).
  • One lucky reader will win an amazing, fabulous Epson Artisan 710 All-in-One Printer! This printer does it all and would be the answer to my printing dreams! Check it out on Piece of Me.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Blog Giveaway Round-up

This week there's some really great giveaways in the blogosphere. Click and win!!!