Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Goodwill Refashion



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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Welcome to my piece of the internet. Pull up a hammock or a swing, which happens to be our favorite places to sit, and grab a handful of M&Ms. I'm currently working on several handfuls now so grab another handful and catch up. (I just looked back at my UBP post from 2009 and I was eating M&Ms then as well. Those were fancy Spring colors. Today you just get the regular colors.)

My name is lace and I started this blog back in March of 2007 on a whim. I focused on giveaway listings in the beginning and slowly worked a bit more personal stuff in. Now I mostly blog about days with Buttercup and Pony (my nieces). And the giveaway listings I post are at Prizey where I am the Assistant Editor. If you've submitted a giveaway listing to Prizey, I'm the one who edits them and posts them to the site. Hi!

Speaking of prizes there are tons to be won at the UBP 2010!

These are my top choices:

The Grand Prize - Toshiba Laptop
USC17 - $200 apple gift certificate
US3 - $150 A Rocking Horse to Love
Us63 - Razor Rip Rider 360
US1 - $150 Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles

Or any of these: us: 10, 51, 75, 112, 89, 73, 74, 87,
usc: 57, 8, 3, 15, 37, 61, 60, 39, 35,

Actually, I'd be happy with anything really.

Good Luck everyone and have a great time at the UBP 2010!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Dam, Who Lives Here?

I don't know about your kids but the girls love playing on the computer. Some of their favorite activities are:

  • Typing their names using Word
  • Listening to music on grooveshark (because you can pick which songs and how often you hear them) in our rotation is: Gotta Pebble in my Shoe - Ella Fitzgerald and That's How you Know (Enchanted) - Amy Adams (that's it over and over and over)
This post is about one particular game they like to play at Peep and the Big Wide World. Have you seen Peep? It's a really cute cartoon about a chick (Peep), a bird (Chirp), a duck (Quack) and various animal friends.

On to the game, it's called House Hunt. It's basically a memory matching game where you match an animal with its house. When you click on a leaf it tells you the name of the animal or what kind of house is on the leaf. Along the way, you get some questions and encouraging words like "Who lives here?," "Rabbit," "Good Job!," "Nice going!" "Where does this animal live?,".

One animal friend that lives here is a beaver and the beaver lives in a dam. And I can't help it. I laugh every time I hear the girls play this game (yes I am easily amused). "Beaver, Where does this animal live? Dam! Good Job!" or "Dam, Who lives here?"

You really should play the game to hear how it sounds. So funny.

*I had a .wav file I created of the game but I don't know how to put it here and it's really late and I'm too tired to try and figure it out. I'll try again later. In the meantime, go play the game. It's really fun.