Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Giveaway

Win a Little Green Book at Does Mommy Love it!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This is going to be me sometime in February!
Tax season approaches, and so does the birth of Baby Hernandez!

I just have to get through the next 12 weeks, praying that Baby Hernandez does NOT come early, I know that will be hard to wish for the farther along I get, but it is best for this little guy or gal to bake as long as needed :)

AND, we're hopping!
Leave a comment and I will make sure to follow you back!

A Few Giveaway Opportunities!

Over at A Modern Girl's Guide , win a rock star teeth whitening kit, through 1/4!

Or a Rebinder prize pack through 1/7!

And the last one from Modern Girl has SIX winners! that's NOT a typo :)

Thermafuse Hair Product! ends 1/9

Also, Does Mommy Love it has some great ones going on now!

Swinxs Game Console Ends Jan 5th

Hevea Pacifier Ends Jan 10th 
 Fuzzies Shoes Ends Jan 25th


Thursday, December 23, 2010

A blurb from me, and an AWESOME giveaway opportunity

It has been a LONG time since I actually posted just to post.  And I guess this will not qualify either, because I am inserting a link for a giveaway at the end :)

I have been off all week - cleaning my house (you wouldn't believe how messy it actually got)  I neglected it while studying for my CPA exams, which by the way I PASSED, all four sections are completed, and I should be getting my license soon.  So, my house was on the back burner.

What does this mean?  Floors need cleaned.  Dusty tables.  Hair on my curtains where my cats look out the window all day.  Cluttered closets. Piles of mail. etc, etc.

I am an accountant, and tax season quickly approaches, so here I am trying to get everything in order and hope we can keep a semblance of it during tax season.  I am going to start scheduling my cleaning days, and meals.  I will probably post more about this as time goes on :)

Yesterday I pulled a muscle in my side and lower right abdomen.  At least that is what I think.  I am now 28 weeks pregnant.  I cannot believe it.  I have had no issues so far with my pregnancy, so when I awoke this morning to a sharp pain, I was freaked.  I couldn't get into a comfortable position - my husband woke up asking what was wrong.  I told him I didn't know!  I went to the bathroom - no spotting. Thank God.  but still cramping.  Thankfully Baby H was moving around so I didn't doubt that he or she was OK.
I called the Dr. and they think I just twisted something in my sleep, as long as baby is moving and there is no spotting or bleeding, I am OK, but if I happen to spot I am to go to the hospital.  I don't think anything is wrong - Baby has been moving a lot and I am not cramping anymore, it just feels a little tender on my side.

I am pretty sure I overdid it on the cleaning thing.  I lifted too much, and did too much.  I guess that there is a point where I DO have to slow down.  So, I am taking it a little easier today, still cleaning a lot, but not lifting anything even slightly heavy!

I have officially decided to cloth diaper - I was on the fence for a while.  I got my first set of dipes in the mail - Doopsie. I am SO excited.  My mom thinks I am a little crazy, and so do other people, but I am trying to do what is best for my baby, my wallet, and the earth.  The husband is not too crazy about the cost, so I have been trying to win cloth diaper giveaways, and I would LOVE to win the grand prize at 29 Diapers!  I already won some balm and cleanser for Baby H on this giveaway and would love to win some diapers or a wet bag!  So I am posting this for an extra entry into the grand prize.  If you are like me, and cloth diaper, go enter!  Actually, check out the site regardless, she has some great info on saving money for baby's first years, and I have learned so much from this website already!

BEST of luck to ALL who enter!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Cloth Diaper Giveaway over at Ramblings!

Hey, go and enter, FOUR winners.  HERE is the link!

Friday is here, at last!

Well my morning didn't start off so hot :)  I get into the office early and my computer has a "hardware malfunction."  a restart and system repair did the trick - for now!  Lets hope it continues to function correctly for the rest of the day!

Here are the hops I am participating in today:


Make sure to leave a comment if you are a new follower, so I can follow back, and I ALWAYS do - it just might be tomorrow when I get to it :)

Question of the day:  Is there snow on the ground where you are at?  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Hop

Click HERE to return to the hop!

Leave a comment if you are a new follower, I ALWAYS follow back!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Modern Girls Guide 12/15

If you have been on my page before, you should know that I love reading A Modern Girl's Guide and entering her giveaways, the entries are so low, you have great chances of winning! I already won an Udderly Smooth prize pack that I cannot wait to get - this dry winter has me itchy and scratchy!

So without further ado - here are her most recent giveaways, the decal one ends tonight so hop on over quickly!

Dali Decal Gift Card! These are SO cute!

Castine Candles!
My Leo and Jazmine would adore this mat!

A Cafe Press Termos - Personalized! How cool is that?

Don't forget to vote for her on the picket fence while you are at her blog!

Wordless Wednesday 12/15

I don't really like calling these posts wordless Wednesdays, because I always end up writing so much anyways.

This morning I got news that a wonderful lady I worked with passed away from breast cancer.  She was young, maybe mid forties at most.  She was married, and had one daughter, who I think is about 19 right now.

Kelly was the sweetest coworker I have ever had - and I looked forward to the days we had scheduled together.  She was a new manager, so I helped train her.  She always told me how much I helped her - when really it was the reverse.  I had been transferred to a bigger store, and it was not my preference.  Her kindheartedness made my transition so easy, and I quickly began to think of that store as my home store.

Nearing the end of my college career, I got an internship and left the company.  Kelly was there on my last day.  She kept thanking me for all of my help. and hugged me as she gave me a tearful goodbye.

She was definitely one of the sweetest souls I have ever met, I feel so lucky to have known her.  I am saddened for her family, and pray they find comfort.

In my area there have also been two fatal crashes in the last two days, the first killed a 20 year old woman and her unborn child.  The second killed two adults, one child, and one child is currently in the hospital, I do not know that child's condition.

All this news is disheartening.  I could really use a pick-me-up right now.  If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow and ice like I do, please stay home unless necessity puts you out on the roads, stay safe.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Hop!

Time for a Monday Hop!
Hope everyone is having a great, no-stress Monday :)

I am not liking all the snow out there today, but things could be worse!

Leave a comment if you are a new follower, and I will follow you back!  Also, feel free to share with me your must have baby items (this new mom-to-be can always use tips!)

Friday, December 10, 2010


Let me know if you are a new follower and I will definitely follow you back!

Also, let me know what your must have baby item was when you were a new mom in your comment if you don't mind :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Giveaways as of 12/9/10 hosted by Does Mommy Love it!

Hey all,

One of my favorite sites to enter giveaways is Does Mommy Love it? I have already won a few prizes :)  Here are the current giveaways as of today!

An ornament from Spotted Stone (too cute!)
Set of 3 Modern Bird Ornaments

A simple wishes bustier! (ok, I REALLY want this!)

A robotic magnet set (How much fun is this?)
Robots Magnetic Figures

Soothe Time Blanket (This would be PERFECT for Baby H!)

A Neatnik Saucer (try to keep tidy while at a restaraunt!)

Activeion Cleaning Tool (would LOVE this too!)

A notebook from EcoJot

An Esthex Dummy Holder (holds baby's paci)

Swinx Gaming System (wow, this looks great for older kids!)

Good Luck to ALL who enter!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday Train!

The button wouldn't work for me, so HERE is the link back to the Tuesday Train

This is my first time participating in the hop, and I hope to find some great new blogs for me to read :)

If you are a new follower, be sure to comment so I can follow back!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Blog Hop!

Can't wait to read some new blogs later today!
If you are a new follower, leave a comment so I can follow back.

Also, if you are a Mom, give me a parenting tip!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Newest Modern Girl's Guide Giveaways!

Remember to Enter, LOW entries!

Udderly Smooth Stocking Stuffer Pack- Ends 12/6

25 Free Personalized Photo Holiday Cards- Ends 12/5

Enjoy Lighting Flameless Candles-Ends 12/13

My Lip Stuff Giveaway

Charm Factory Bracelet

Smelly Washer

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Follow - Give me your Cloth Diapering Suggestions!

Its Friday Follow Time, and I cannot wait to find some new blogs to read!
I am super excited this morning, because last night my husband felt baby's first kick :)

Also on my list to share - I am finding that people are incredibly nice to you when you are pregnant, I had four guys helping me at Wal-Mart with my site to store order yesterday, plus lots of random strangers smiling at my belly.  It really was kind of funny :)

Question for all my new followers (and if you are new, please leave a comment so I can return the favor - I always do!).  I am considering cloth diapering, if you have attempted this, or are successful - I want to know about everyone's experience with them, ups and downs - favorite brands, anything you might find helpful :)

Uh Oh! none of my html buttons are showing up! so here is the link to Boost My Blog at Design it Chic


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Crazy House GIveaways as of 12/3/10!

If you haven't already read about That Crazy Lewis House on this blog, then here is a special treat for you!  She has an amazing blog  - LOTS OF GIVEAWAYS,  great parenting ideas, from cooking and baking, to giving back to your community, and she always stays up to date on important recalls!  Definitely my top blog! 

First off, if you are cloth diapering, make sure to participate in the Merry Fluffy Christmas Event.

She is not the only blog doing so, so check out the linky list!

Other giveaways are listed below, with the end date beside it, get to entering, people!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

29 Days of Cloth Diaper Giveaways!

Head on over to 29 Diapers to enter some great cloth diaper giveaways!  I am hoping to win something, I am attempting to cloth diaper Baby Hernandez when he or she gets here in March!

If you are reading this, I would LOVE to know your favorite brands, tips, and tricks when it comes to cloth diapers!  Leave a comment!

Wordless Wednesday!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Modern Girl's Guide Giveaways!

I haven't updated much lately, due to these CPA exams and the holidays, but today I want to post a quick blurb about A Modern Girls Guide.

She is just starting to post giveaways and she has a few up now with low entries!  Including - 

A cell phone signal booster!

A set of Skoy Cloths (2 winners!)

And a prize from Crazy Dog T Shirts!

So what are you WAITING for??!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Finally Friday, Follow Me!

Whew, it is FRIDAY! Here's the follows for the week! I am in the office a bit today then heading to the library to study again, wish me luck on my next CPA test!


Smart and Trendy Moms

If you are a new follower, let me know in the comment section so I can follow back, and I always follow back :)

You should also head over to A Modern Girl's Guide follow her, and enter her giveaway to win a giftcard to nachmamatees! Super low entries!

Happy Friday!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Baby is growing! 22 weeks, today!

Everything I read says I will probably be starting to get tired of being pregnant at this point, but right now I am loving it!

Baby is 22 weeks a long today, and is the length of a squash!

I had a rough first 17 weeks of my pregnancy, and now I feel tons better.  I am sure though, that as the baby gets bigger, I will start being more uncomfortable.  

Baby H weighs in at a whole pound now, its eyelids, lips, and eyebrows are formed, and he or she is going to be putting on some major weight in the next few months!

I will be posting more links to giveaways soon, That Crazy Lewis House, Family and Life in Las Vegas, and Does Mommy Love It have some great ones up! Now I just have to find time to link them!

Have a blessed week! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Blogger is NOT letting me upload a picture tonight, so this wordless worded Wednesday is as follows!

I spent all day in a tax seminar (I know, yawn) but actually this was exceptionally interesting!  Most the time. I will admit, it was hard to stay awake after a rather large lunch, although a little baby was very squirmy today which helped with my alertness.

I learned a lot today, about the health care bill, and about all the media reports that are incredibly false.  I just wanted to take a moment today to tell you all that in my opinion, the media is not a good source of information.  If you hear about something that seems completely shocking, chances are that it isn't true.  If you think that a tax issue is going to affect you negatively because you got an email claiming that the sale of your home is going to be taxed, consult your tax professional BEFORE you get upset about it! (this is generally untrue, unless your gain is over a threshold)

Yes there is good and bad to this health care bill, and some of it seems downright impossible to implement.  I can't say that I agree with the bill in it's entirety, some of it is completely ridiculous.  However, I get really sick and tired of the media and politicians playing America for a bunch of idiots.  So, here is my two cents! - Be diligent.  Don't jump on the bandwagon.  Do your fact checking.  Form an opinion and be an informed voter - you owe it to your country :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

NotyBaby Giveaway!

I am doing this post to earn some extra entries into a giveaway for a NotyBaby giftcard.  Let me start by saying that these products are absolutely adorable!

I love the cotton minky blankets, and am convinced I need one for Baby H :)  However, they are a little pricey for a blanket that is going to get slobbered on.  The good news - the reviews I have read say these blankets are worth every penny!  I think Baby H deserves a luxurious blanket that is oh-so-soft with an adorable modern print :)

You can enter this giveaway too at Familylicious Reviews

What a Weekend :)

Well Baby H isn't too keen on showing off the goods, so, we STILL do not know if its a boy or a girl.  I would really like to be calling it "he" or "she" instead of it!

The ultra sound went very well though, Baby is comfy in there, all curled up.  Placenta, cord, and fluid all looked good :)

So at week 21, baby is the size of a carrot!
My little carrot baby sure is cute already, all cuddly and sleepy in there:)

I want to start getting ready for Baby H as much as possible, so I put together its bathtime bag

This is my Thirty One bag I bought from a coworker who is a consultant. The washcloths, towels, and lotions all fit perfectly :)

And here is the belly at 21 weeks 

Can't wait to meet the little girl, or boy!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Follow!

Happy Friday Everyone!  This is a very special Friday for me, because we just might find out if Baby H is a boy or a girl today!  Pray the little one's legs stay uncrossed!!


If you are a new follower today, make sure to leave a comment so I can follow you back!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Newest Crazy House Giveaways!!

Love, Love, LOVE That Crazy Lewis House! Here are the most current giveaways as of 11/04 :)

Win a gift card to brat baby toys!

Waterpik Giveaway!
Barney DVD set!
Rinse Ace Shower Cleaner!  (this would be an AWESOME prize!)

Super Cute Shower Curtains!

And something from Coppins Gifts!

Go and ENTER!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Mommy thinks we're precious :)

My cats, Leo and Jazzy, both adopted strays who are now completely lazy and cuddly, when they want to be :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Help Fight Hunger

Do you know how easy it is for one person to make a difference in the lives of many? There are approximately 1 billion hungry people around the world today. Malnutrition and hunger are the #1 risk to health worldwide. Greater than AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis combined!

Itzy Ritzy has teamed with Yum! Brands and joined in the fight against world hunger. Special Edition Snack Happened™ bags can be purchased at with 100% of the profits going to the World Hunger Relief Organization. One dollar provides a meal to 4 hungry children at school.
In addition to the items available for sale on you can donate directly to the cause. Did you know that $5 can feed 20 people, $10 feeds 40, and $20 feeds 80 people?
Itzy Ritzy, Yum! Brands and the World Hunger Relief Organization are showing us how easy it is for one person to make a big difference.

This post is part of a giveaway to raise awareness for World Hunger Relief. Please visit Family and Life in Las Vegas and Crazy about my Baybah to learn how you can get involved.

Enter to win ADORABLE handmade leg warmers

A new giveaway over at Bouffe e Bambini is up!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Get out and... VOTE!

I almost wasn't going to vote this year, I moved and wasn't sure of my polling place.  Upon receiving this news, my boss was dismayed and looked it up for me :) So I will be serving my civic duty (which I knew all along was the right thing to do)

I know it can be inconvenient, but remember in many countries people are denied the right to vote, so exercise your American freedoms, they are important and should be appreciated! :D

Happy Tuesday!

Current Giveaways from That Crazy Lewis House!

If I have a favorite blog, this one is definitely it!  Not only are there great giveaways, but I love hearing about all the fun and cutesy activities she does with her kiddos :)  Also a good source for product recall information!

At any moment in time, she probably has a GAZILLION giveaways going on!  So here are some of the ones she has up now, Some are ending today, so hurry up!  :)

Snorg T-shirt

Block Set from Guidecraft!

Paul Frank Gift Pack!

Munchkin Diaper Pail!

Snorg Tees

Weboo Shoes!

Infant/Toddler Tutu!

There are so many more, including lots that end today!  go check them out, and follow her Facebook page, occasionally she has Facebook flash giveaways! :D

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Giveaways from Bouffe e Bambini!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Writing today to let you all know about some giveaways happening over at Bouffe E Bambini!

Just found this blog after Hanna, the blog creator, followed me via friendly friday!

All of her giveaways are handmade, and PRECIOUS :D

Currently you can win:

 $15 dollars towards anything at Beingmadenew.
 hand crocheted Amiegg.
And a  hand screened onesie of your choice.
Good Luck to all who enter!