Thursday, April 28, 2011

Help, and appreciate others...

Now that I am a mother I see things so differently that I used to.  It's not all about me anymore.  And with Mother's Day coming up, I can really stop and think about my mom and how she has helped me over the years. 

I know that I can always go to my mother if I ever need anything. And I know that I can always go to her for advice or just for a talk. She is everything a Mom should be, caring, helpful, kind, a good listener, and always there. 

This Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let your Mom (or other special woman in your life) know just how special they are with a thoughtful gift.  Hearts for Haiti is just that.  All items are made by women and men inside Haiti who were victims of the Earthquake of 2010. All proceeds go to provide life-saving income to the devastated communities they live in.
These are some of my favorites:

All of these are a great way to show the women in your life you appreciate them while helping a GREAT cause.

Heart of Haiti is offering all of you a 15% off code! You can use it to purchase a Mother’s Day gift from HOH!
Discount: 15% off Heart of Haiti and Rwanda Path to Peace products
Good From- 5/3 – 5/8
To purchase any product from Heart of Haiti please go here-

I was selected for this very special “CleverHaiti” opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

You lose, a new winner

The first winner of Blessed Baby Knits giveaway never replied, so I choose a new winner.

  #24, Heather Allen, congrats!

Please contact me at!

Wordless Wednesday...flashback

Just felt like posting some old school Jack pics....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter fun...

So it was a VERY busy Easter and Jack had a ball, no naps and all! I was surpised how much he LOVED looking for eggs.  He didin't care if they had things in them or not!  He also had an outfit was a 2 suit day becuase both grandparents bought him suits!

I am back at work and now getting over an awful cold, but I wanted to be sure to share some Easter pics with you.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter also!

 Suit #1 courtesy of my mom....

and....suit #2 courtesy of my mother in law..

 The Easter Bunny brought a new "computer"
 and trucks...
 and a kalidescope

Monday, April 25, 2011

We have a winner!!!!

I am home sick....sorry for not posting today.  I do want to be sure to annouce the winner of Blessed Little Knits Giveaway

#12 Gretchen!
Congrats! Please email me at within 24 hours.

Everyone else..I will be back posting tomorrow I hope!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Not so eggcellent...

So I was all excited to make a post featuring these cute little Rice Krispie Easter Eggs.  I was going to make them for all the little ones at Easter. 

Well I made these today.  I didn't take a picture because they look just like the above picture, and I was so stressed out after making them that I dind't want to look at them anymore.

It took me an hour to make 9.  Maybe I did something wrong.  I don't know but I had rice krispie's stuck all all over me and it was just a mess. I think next time I will just stick with the bars.  If you would like the recipe, you can find it here.

I will be back in action next week...I was enjoying our Spring Break.  I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

April Showers brings....a giveaway!

With Summer just around the corner, Pear Tree greeting is featuring some great kid's birthday party invitations. These are two of my favorites:

I have an awesome giveaway this month..... $20 to use on anything in their store!

Pear Tree greetings has other exciting things going on right now, like their Grad Contest, where they are giving away $11k to 2011 graduates.

Also, On April 20th and 21st only, they are offering six thank you cards for $1! The featuring thank you cards are from our graduation collection, just in time for graduation parties. It is perfect for grads, but the designs are versatile so you can thank people you have been meaning to for the past couple months- your babysitter, a teacher, a co-worker, your walking partner, a fellow blogger. Whoever the people may be you can now send stylish stationery for only $1. This is such a great deal, check out this page: for details on how to purchase your thank you cards.  

To enter: (mandatory)
comment on this post 

Extra entries:
1. follow my blog
2. post this giveaway on facebook 
3. blog about this giveway

Contest will end Tuesday April 26, 2011 at 11:59pm.  Winner will be choosen via and contacted via email.  Good luck!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I made it soooo easy to "like" me...

Some of you may know I have a facebook page.  For those of you that "like" me already, thanks, I like you too!

For those of you that don't "like" me yet...check out the snazzy new facebook box on the left. Just click it and you're done!  

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Giveaway...Blessed Little Knits

Today's giveaway comes from a great girl with a great shop!  Aly at Blessed Little Knits makes the most adorable baby hats and gifts; perfect for everyone on your list. 

Aly is a self-taught crafting mama, which is amazing! She loved receiving handmade gifts when her baby was born and decided to learn how to crochet. Every order is custom made, and she will work with you to get you exactly what you like!

Today's giveaway is for any item from Blessed Little Knits shop on Etsy.  This is for sure my favorite item there....

(seriously how adorable is that hat!?!)

But she has many more items to choose from that are just as cute!

To win (mandatory): 
Visit blessed little knits and comment on what you would pick if you win

Extra entries:
1.  Follow Aly's blog
2.  Like me on facebook
3.  Follow my blog! (if you do let me know)

PLEASE leave your email with one of your comments, so I can contact the winner.  Contest will end Monday April 25th at 11:59pm.  Winner will be choosen via and contacted via email.  Good luck!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011


Monday is over!  What a relief!  I hope you all had a great, relaxing weekend!  So we finally had warm weather over the weekend.  It was 85 on Sunday!  We were outside all day.  Jack LOVES being outside..I think we went for 100 walks and played at the park for hours and hours.  I can't wait for summer break so we can be outside everyday. 

And this is what happens when it's time to come inside. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

PIZZA PIZZA! and a giveaway...

Friday is pizza night in our house.  We LOVE pizza; thin crust, thick crust, it doesn't matter.  So when the makers of FRESCHETTA Pizza contacted me to do a review on their new pizza the by the slice, I was overjoyed...what a great idea!

FRESCHETTA has some amazing frozen pizzas.  They all taste amazing and they are perfect for when you don't feel like cooking, or don't have the time.  Their pizza by the slice is no exception. I had the BBQ Recipe Chicken flavor, and it was just as good as I thought it would be. The pizza came out crispy and hot.  They also come in flavors like Vegetable Medley, Chicken Spinach and Mushroom and Six Cheese Medley.   What's great about it is that you can take it to work, or have it at home; all you have to do it microwave it!

 FRESCHETTA is providing a FREE 3 piece FRESCHETTA Food Storage Set and a Coupon for a FREE FRESCHETTA By the Slice Pizza for one of my readers!

To enter: (mandatory)
 Tell me what are your favorite toppings on a pizza
*please leave your email with one of your comments.

Extra entries:
Like FRESCHETTA on facebook
Follow my blog!

Giveaway will end Saturday April 16 at 11:59pm. Winner will be choosen via and contacted via email.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: FRESCHETTA Pizza contacted me and provided me with products to review, but the opinions, thoughts and ideas in this post are strictly my own.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

A cell phone shot for you...

Check out other Wordless Wednesdays at the paper mama, and enjoy your day!

Is it spring yet??

I keep looking up at my header thinking, "You need a spring header, no more snow!".  I would change it if I had some Spring pictures to put in it.  The weather has been awful here.  We have had maybe one or two "nice" days.  I am hoping we will make up for it soon. 

We did get out to the park for the first time this's so fun to see Jack exploring so much more than he did last year. He is still a bit afraid of the slide, but he LOVES the park! 
I hope your days are full of more sun than mine.  Enjoy your Tuesday!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

We like to PARTY!!!!!!


Whether you are visiting form
or one of my regulars...let me just say that I am SO happy that you are here!!!!!!!!!

The Ultimate Blog Party is HUGE!  Thousands of blogs around the blogoverse are sure to check it out!
Ultimate Blog Party 2011

So a little about me.....
my name is Amy:

I don't like pictures of myself.  The end.

Seriously. Though.  I'm married to my best friend Tom

I have two little guy,s one is human:

And the other wants to be:
I am a special education teacher, and a learning my way through photography:

So take a look around and if you like what you see, I hope you follow me!

Have a great weekend!