08 September 2014

Bring on the Fall Fashion for All Giveaway Hop!

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Welcome to the Fall Fashion for All Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.
What better way to celebrate the upcoming Fall season than with a Fall Fashion Giveaway Hop!? A group of your favorite bloggers have come together to offer the best Fall Fashion Giveaways for the entire family - so be sure to hop around to them all below my giveaway. Don't forget about the amazing Grand Prize - a $200 Gift Certification to Mimi and Maggie!

I'll be honest:  I'm not that into fashion.  BUT...I really love Fall, and Two Brothers Blankets is one of my favorite independent shops.  As a bonus, she happens to make some REALLY fashionable stuff for both kids AND adults.  In fact, I may or may not have bought everyone's Christmas presents from TBB last year.  We're talking scarves, boot cuffs, ear warmers...the whole nine yards.  


Over the summer, she's added a ton of new things, so I've got the new Madison vest hanging in my closet now, and a Fiesta Triangle Scarf on order.  It's an addiction you guys.  Really.

Without further ado, enter to win a $25 Store Credit to Two Brothers Blankets!

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**So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Fall Fashion for All participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.**

02 September 2014

Iced Bawls Challenge...Wherein My Child Dumps Stuff on My Head

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I'll be doing a post about the Extra-Life campaign soon, but I wanted to go ahead and share this video too.  I was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.  Instead, I opted to dump Iced Bawls (a popular caffeine beverage in the gaming world) to promote our Extra-Life campaign in October.

A brief overview:  Extra Life is a 24 hour gaming marathon.  Gamers get sponsors (donations) and live stream themselves doing what they do best in order to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.  My husband will be playing, and I'll be doing a few fun things on the blog to include you all in the journey!  Until then....watch Thing 1 dump sticky iced beverage on my head.  If you want to donate, you can go to www.extra-life.org/participant/jeroddunn


01 September 2014

Ready to POP Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Ready to POP! [a Labor Day inspired Giveaway Hop] hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

19 August 2014

ABC's of Life (According to My 4 Year Old...)

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Four years ago today, we welcomed the force of nature that is Thing 1.  He has given us joy and laughter...and driven us to drink.  My little whirlwind never stops moving, never stops questioning and, despite all the frustrations and trials, never stops making me smile.  In honor of his 4th birthday, I give you: The ABC's of Life (well...our lives, anyway).

12 August 2014

FUNding Knowledge

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It's that time of year again.  Summer fun is winding down, families are taking their last vacations of the break and buying clothes and supplies for back to school.  Parents are, quite possibly, doing happy dances (not that I'd EVER do that.  Nope.  Not me....)

I know it's a busy time of year, especially if you're an educator trying to prepare for the year ahead, so I'm not even going to make you read a whole post full of my opinions and philosophies on educator appreciation.  Here's the Cliff's notes version:

  • Educator's rock!
  • That means homeschoolers too!
  • Win stuff!
Have a great week!

29 July 2014

Motherhood: The Naked Truth

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Last night, I had a dream.  I dreamt that I gave birth to a beautiful baby.  And I felt radiant, powerful, and content.  Then, I woke up to reality:  a belly sans uterus, riddled with stretch marks and surgery scars and, if I'm being completely honest, gone a bit squishy.  That squishy bit was likely why said belly, still sore from last week's hysterectomy, was partly covered by splayed limbs and a tuft of blonde hair belonging to a very precocious and energetic four year old.  My belly, the comfy pillow.  Oh yes, I had a dream.

14 July 2014

Confessions of a Biblioholic

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Hello, my name is Amber, and I love books.  I mean it.  I. Really. Love. Books. I love to read them, buy them, read ABOUT them, talk about them, organize them, lovingly caress them (only occasionally, I swear...).  But really, I'm constantly on the lookout for new books, both for myself and for the kids.  Despite his generally spastic nature, Thing 1 can sit still and focus on a book like nobody's business.  He's always been a lover of books, just like his mama.  Not sure where the spastic thing comes from.  So, for the past 4 years, I've encouraged him (and Thing 2, when she came along), to use books to explore, discover, and re-imagine the world around him.  That's why, after attending an Usborne book party, I was so excited.  Come on with me, and we'll take a look...inside a book...(High five to all of you who got that reference.)