Monday, June 29, 2009

Scenes From a Heat Wave

"It's Like a Heat Wave, Burning in my Heart"

It was so hot last week. There were a few days you could hardly do anything. Just sitting still was unbearable. We tried to keep cool any way we could. A lot of those days were spent sitting in the shade, laying in the hammock, eating popsicles, drinking lemonade and tea and just relaxing.

The following are scenes from our heat wave:

The shade from the walnut tree

Buttercup's feet and my feet

The tulip tree in bloom

I was so glad the sun was behind the tree so we could keep cool

How did you stay cool? Do you have any other tips for the next heat wave?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bikes I've Owned and Loved

I've been working on bike basket liners (post to come) for my bike. It got me thinking about all the bikes I've owned. I think I've owned 3 bikes in my lifetime.

My current bike is a Suede W from Giant (2008? model). I love it. It's one of the most comfortable bikes I've ridden. It's going on it's third year.

The bike I've owned the longest is a Huffy 512st 10 speed. I still have it hanging in the garage. I think it was a birthday present around the time I was 12. I road it all over town. The bike took me to the library and to the corner store the most. It was a bike of independence. I stopped riding it when I got my driving license.

The very first bike I remember receiving was a purple bike with a white banana seat that had a rainbow and a purple butterfly on it. There were also purple streamers from the handlebars. I asked my mom how old I was when I got it. She thinks I was around 6 when they bought it for me. It was a great bike as well. I remember my frienemy down the street had a similar bike but in turquoise.

One of my favorite things to do while riding bikes was to ride to the top of the street near our house and coast down the hill. I believe it's the steepest hill in town. Kids from all over town used to come and ride down it. We'd ride up and down it over and over.

I'm sure their must have been a bike before the purple banana seat but I don't remember it. It was probably my brothers bike (hand-me-down) or just one that was around the house. There were Big Wheels, trikes and other ride on toys available for us as kids.

I wish I had some photos of my bikes when I was little. I don't think there are any though.

What about you? What were your favorite bikes growing up? 5 Minutes for Mom would love to hear stories about your bikes. They are offering 2 strider bikes to 2 bloggers who post about their bikes. You have until July 19.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bebe au Lait's Buy One Get One Free Deal for June

I just found out about a great promotion that Bebe au Lait is having. Right now till the end of the month, if you purchase a nursing cover or gift set you will receive a free 'mystery' nursing cover with your order. That's 2 nursing covers for the price of 1! You could keep one for yourself and give one away or you could keep both and use them in rotation.

How do you get the free nursing cover? Just place your order for a nursing cover or gift set of your choosing. Then use coupon code "MYSTERY09" at checkout. You will then receive a 'mystery' nursing cover added to your order.

What a wonderful deal. Everyone likes free stuff. Go get yours today because the offer expires at the end of the month (June 2009). You can read more information here for those that like to read the fine print.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bad Blogger

I'm a horrible blogger. I haven't posted a real post in 2 weeks. Here's some of the things I've been doing:

  • Getting ready for Buttercup's 5th birthday party - it was last Saturday and it was a lot of fun and a lot of work.
  • Reworking my resume and cover letter - I'm applying for a job. I hate writing cover letters.
  • Starting a new craft project - I'm making basket liners for my bike. I'm making my own pattern and trying to figure out how to make it work. Maybe I'll do a blog post.
  • And a number of other things I can't think of.
I'll try to be a better blogger in the future. Right now I'm gonna go watch a movie

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fun in the Sun

There's a Fun in the Sun carnival coming up at Misadventures in Baby Raising and Alexis aka MOM from Running Away. It begins on June 22 and lasts till July 1. Want to join in? Head on over it looks like it's going to be fun.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

60 in 6 Giveaway at A Peek At My Bookshelf

Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf is celebrating 60,000 hits on her blog with the 60 in 6 book giveaway. Want your chance to win one of 60 books in 6 weeks? Make sure to visit Deena.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Simple Mom's Cloth Diaper Review

Simple Mom is having a great cloth diaper giveaway. It ends tonight so you better hurry if you want to enter.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Giveaway's 1st Birthday Bash

Hey everyone! I was just wanting to let you know about The Giveaway's 1st Birthday Bash that will run June 5th-12th. Haven't heard about 'The Giveaway'? It's this great blog that has several easy-to-enter giveaways starting every week!

And the Birthday Bash will be the biggest week ever! There are over $2100 in prizes to be given out! Starting with a Giveaway Carnival and giveaway on Friday, June 5th, a Photo Contest on Saturday, Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, regular giveaways Mon-Thurs, a LIVE Grand Prize Giveaway on Friday, June 12th, and Daily Door Prizes. This is going to be HUGE!

For more info on the Birthday Bash, here's the link:

Remember, it started on June 5th with The Giveaway's 1st Annual Birthday Carnival & Giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment to enter the giveaway. And if you join the Carnival, you get an extra entry!

And if you blog about this too (before Friday, June 12th) (just copy and paste this post), then you will be entered to win the special Early Bird Prize! Just come back here: and leave a comment with your blog post url!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Prizey Boogie

Just a little bit of trivia about me:

Most of Prizey's giveaway listings are edited while listening (and a bit of dancing in my chair) to one of my favorite Pandora Radio stations - Boston with a bit of Journey and Styx thrown in.

Currently listening to: Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey

and if I'm not listening to that station, it's 70s Singer/Songwriters (Carole King, John Denver, James Taylor, Carly Simon, etc)

So boogie with me while browsing Prizey.

Mad Libs Baby Shower Game at Comfort Joy Designs

I'm participating at Mommie Daze's Virtual Baby Shower being held at Comfort Joy Designs. This is a Mad Lib party game. Want to play along? head over here

I had someone read me the parts I needed to fill in and then put the answers in. Here's what I got (my answers are in green in ()):

New Baby

(Oh My)! gasped New Daddy. It was (dusk) and baby was awake for the (6) time today. New Mommy had been (swiftly) (sweeping cobwebs), but rushed to check on New Baby. "No, no," said New Daddy, who had been relaxing by (gardening). "I'm always (smelly) to help with the baby. I'll go." New Mommy was (tiny), since this was only the (11) time that New Daddy had offered to help. In fact, New Daddy was more inclined to snack on (carrots), while sitting on the (lamp), watching (Bones). New Mommy knew that she should (slowly) accept, because New Daddy might not offer again!