Thursday, September 30, 2010

Winner & Stay tuned!

  
The winner of the
giveaway is...
#12
 Mary Kate from over at Mary Kate's Monograms

(Congrats! Please e-mail me within 48 hours to Koxborough@yahoo.com)

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Stay tuned to see where these adorable clippies and headband came from...
 It's my all time favorite shop at the moment!

 

Monday, September 27, 2010

What's in your milk?

  
I LOVE milk, so when my mom called and told me about all the growth hormones that are being given to cows, and then, in the milk that we drink. I kinda freaked out. I was oblivious to this.
I drink milk in my cereal, at lunch and 1 tall, if not 2, glasses of milk with dinner. {not drinking milk...is not an option}
  
I did some research and found out that there are different milk manufactures that don't treat their cows with growth hormones and there are some that do. I buy my milk from Costco and sometimes Target {Market Pantry} Neither of these brands contain growth hormones. 
If your milk doesn't contain growth hormones, somewhere on the label it will say RSBT free or Not treated with RSBT. (also called rBGH)

rBGH gets injected into cows and increases production by as much as 10-15%. rBGH is like 'crack' for cows. It revs their system and causes them to produce more milk, also while often making them sick.

Having milk 'hormone free' is a big deal. There are studies that are showing little girl are getting their periods as early as 7 years old. {I am not sure about you, but getting my period at 13 was early enough!}
They are even treating some sea food products with growth hormones, to accelerate their growth. 

What does your milk label say!?
  
 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

tHe lAuGhY gIRaFfY!

  

I couldn't be happier that The Laughy Giraffy opened in early March. Tanielle and her aunt opened up this shop and it has the most adorable hair bows. Any color or style you could want.
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 And they make fancy Headbands too...
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(reversible too)

 Can't forget about the crayon rolls they make...
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My kids LOVE the crayon roll that they sent us. I keep it in my diaper bag or on the counter and the kids grab it when they want to color. They love that they have a ton of colors to choose from, in one little spot. 


 I wish Kenzie needed a Nuk holder. She doesn't take her Nuk very often, but I really want one of their cute Nuk holders...
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And their nice and big adorable bibs at The Laughy Giraffy are thick, sewn well and cute too!
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 The Laughy Giraffy thew in two adorable bows with the crayon roll and Abby adores them! She can't wait to wear them with her Halloween shirts!

They make even more than I have review on...Hair bow holders, burp cloths, Bracelets and they love custom orders!

The Laughy Giraffy is offering one of my readers a $10 gift certificate to either their The Laughy Giraffy shop or The LG in Stiches Etsy shops.

All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is.
(mandatory entry)

If you are interested in more entries...
1 extra entry- follow my blog or let me know you do
1 extra entry- 'Heart' The Laughy Griaffy
3 extra entries- Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link
8 extra entries- Buy something from The Laughy Giraffy and let me know what you bought.

***Be sure to leave a comment for EACH separate entry you are entitled***

This giveaway will end Saturday October, 2nd and the winner will be chosen with random.org



I was given a crayon roll and 2 bows in exchange for my review and host of this giveaway. I was in no other way compensated.

Friday, September 24, 2010

9 Months Old!

  
Makenzie's 9 Months!
(a little late, but lately, most things are)
  
You are growing up so fast...
 ...and we love you more everyday!


At 9 months...
* You are wearing size 3 diapers
* You are FINALLY taking bottles. You nurse all day and take a 4 oz. bottle at night. (most nights)
* You will eat any snack I put in front of you, but are still stubborn with your sippy cup
* You are wearing size 6-9 month shirts and 9 month pants
* You make kissing noises, you blow raspberry's and you give kisses
* You wave hi and bye
* You love to dance with your big brother
* You put yourself to sleep for naps and bedtime
* You have SIX teeth  (4 on top, 2 on bottom)
* You are SO close to crawling
* You pull yourself up on things {even things you shouldn't}
* You prefer solids over any baby food
* You put everything that I put in front of you, in your mouth
* You are such a {happy} baby, when you don't have double ear infections
* You have to most adorable smile (that kind of looks cutely scary with your top teeth coming in)
* You are a mama's girl, but getting better with separation
* Your pure white/blonde hair is growing (you have even had bed head)
* You love to play with the letter magnets on the fridge


Your Stats-
You weigh 17 lbs 2.5 oz.
You are inches tall 28 inches tall
Your head is 45 1/2 cm (we'll blame the big head on daddy's side of the family)

We Love you so much Muffin!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mother Goose Collections


Another review?! Yep, I {heart} Etsy!!
 
   
I was searching for personalized bags on Etsy when I came across Mother Goose Collections. I needed something for Kenzie, when I drop her off in the nursery and for little trips to hold toys.
Paula makes the most incredible handmade personalized bags/totes. She even makes adorable bags for Halloween. This way your child gets a personalized Halloween treat bag.

Aren't these bags just too cute!?
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All you mom's out there that love Gymboree... you will {love} Mother Goose Collections.
She matches bows to Gymboree outfits. Cute adorable bows! Here are a ton more on her website.
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And...who is sick of those plain jane flip flops?! Why not have them custom to match outfits!
I can't wait for summer next year to get matching ones for Abby and Kenzie! We LOVE 4th of July and the ones she makes are too cute!

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Head on over to Mother Goose Collections and check out her Etsy store! Paula also has a website full of more stuff, Mother Goose Collections.

Paula is giving away a $20 gift certificate to her store to one of you lucky readers!
Let me know, in a comment, what you would spend the gift certificate on, or put it towards. Check out both her Etsy Store and Website.

Want some more entries?!
1 extra entry- follow my blog or let me know you do
1 extra entry- 'Heart' Mother Goose Collections
3 extra entries- Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link
8 extra entries- Buy something from Mother Goose Collections and let me know what you bought.

***Be sure to leave a comment for EACH separate entry you are entitled***

This giveaway will end Thursday September 30th and the winner will be chosen with random.org


I was given a custom bag in exchange for my review and host of this giveaway. I was in no other way compensated.

It's about time...

   
The great American get together
Minnesota State Fair!

These are a little lot late, but better later than never 3 months from now. We had a blast at the State fair and the kids had a blast too!

The boys all thought this sign was pretty funny. '14 Dump'!
   
Abby eating her Dip n' Dots! She wore just as much as she ate!

Daddy and Kenzie!

Chase got to play in the baseball game at the Twins stand this year! He LOVED it!

He impressed everyone with his home-run hit!

Kenzie loves her auntie Katie!
   
Cotton Candy break!
  
Eating corn on the cob...one of mommy's favorites!
 

Tickets to the trampoline jump...

They were so excited and...

{loved} jumping!

Timmy, Nick, Katie and Kelly, all went on the upside down spiny thing.
  
Our 'train'
  
Brian's favorite...the bucket of fries!

Kenzie fell asleep on papa!
  
We had fun, ate lots, walked tons and can't wait for next year!
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