Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Before The Rain Came

Here are some pictures from our day out at the park today. We got a couple of hours of playtime in before the rain came.

Monday, February 9, 2009

And The Winner Is...

Estela!!! You were the 97th comment! This was the lucky number generated by You have won your choice of a precious Tutu from EmauNi*s LiL TuTu KreaTiOns*!

Estela said:

What a lovely giveaway! My daughter and I particularly liked CusTom PrinceSs TuTu DreSs Set. They are all adorable though! Please enter me!!

Check out Estela's blog called Spared Change.

Estela, please check your email for a message from me.

This was so much fun! Let's do it again sometime!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Emma's First Date

Emma is out on her first date tonight. What? You think 6 is too young? Don't worry. I trust the man, who is taking her to dinner and a dance, completely. It's her daddy Plus, I gave her a quarter to call me if she needs a ride home :) They just called a minute ago from the restaurant. Emma was excited because her daddy bought her a chocolate milkshake to go along with her dinner. They will be on their way soon to the middle school to attend the "Daddy - Daughter Dance".

Aren't they cute?!

By the way, have you noticed the pictures on my blog being a little more vibrant lately? I've been learning some photoshop tips from Mckmama. You can read her post here, titled "Kick Up The Color Baby" if you want to learn how to do the same thing with your pics. Honestly, I do not have Photoshop because it's a little pricey. But you can download a program called GIMP for free here, that does the same kind of things.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

100th Post - Giveaway!!!

Guess what!!! This is my 100th blog post! I am so excited because I've been planning something extra special for this blog post. I'm am hosting my very first blog giveaway contest!!!

You all may recall that I won a couple of blog giveaway contests recently. I won a pair of oh so cute "Glovelies", which are a very stylish pair of rubber cleaning gloves. I won the awesome Logos Scholars Library Software package valued at over $600 dollars! And most recently, I won a very cute hand stamped mommy necklace that will be personalized with my kids' names and birthstones.

Receiving some of these great prizes has been great! So great, in fact, that I could not wait to host my own giveaway.

Stephanie from *EmauNi*s LiL TuTu KreaTions* has graciously agreed to give away one of her precious Tutus to one lucky blog reader - your choice! I'm telling you, these are so pretty. They would be so great for that little princess in your life.

Stephanie is the wife of a supportive husband and mom to 7 kids! She has 4 sweet princesses and 3 lil kings! She says that Kreating Tutu's is her passion. Each custom TuTu is designed to fit your lil' princess. She offers many tutu designs, perfect for pageants, portraits, birthdays, weddings or just to play dress-up! She also Kreates headpieces, wands and other accessories!

She says don't hesitate to contact her at anytime. She looks forward to Kreating a special dress for your little princess! Also feel free to visit *EmauNi*s LiL TuTu KreaTions* Myspace site for additional pictures of her work. If you wish to make an order you can do so online via her Etsy site.

To enter the contest, simply visit Stephanie's Etsy site for *EmauNi*s LiL TuTu KreaTions* here and then come back to my blog. Leave a comment telling me which tutu is your favorite. Simple comments like "nice" or "thanks" will not get you an entry. It must be obvious to me that you visited her site.

Once you have made your first entry, you may gain extra entries by doing any of the following:

1. Become a follower of my blog (existing followers get this extra entry too!)

2. Subscribe to my blog (yes, existing subscribers get an entry)

3. Follow me on Twitter

4. Tweet the giveaway (link to my blog and include @courtneyb613 in your tweet)

5. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link. (2 entries)

Make sure to leave a comment for each entry. If you blog leave two comments saying that you did so. Your entry must be verified before you can be announced as the winner. Also please, please remember to include your email address in your entry so that I can contact you if you win. Spelling out the (at) and (dot) in your email address will prevent spam robots from detecting your email address.

This contest will be open until Monday, February 9th at 2pm Eastern time. The winner will be chosen via I will email the winner and you will have 3 days to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This contest is open to anyone with a US address.

Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The End Of An Era

We've had a terrible casualty in our household tonight. One of Jackson's favorite objects has met it's demise. The beloved Sherriff Woody hat was assaulted. It was found in it's broken and confused state next to the rocking chair in Jackson's room, victimized by an unknown assailant.

I told him to make his "sad" face in this one and here's what I got...

Does anyone have any ideas how I can mend this beloved object?