Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve!

Today was pretty fantastic. Had the family up here, had some good food and opened a ton of presents. I got the three things I wanted most this year and I am very thankful. What are they you say? A winter coat (I haven't owned one in a few years), a better cell phone (got for free!), and a Keurig coffee maker. I'm not as materialistic as I was when I was a kid, but among the other bunches of stuff the kids, myself, and my husband got I am so happy it was mainly clothing and things we needed. My mom does "stocking stuffers" every year with toiletries, which saves me money and time by not having to go out and buy any for a while.

Overall, the kids had an awesome day, and took a nice long nap after everyone left (it was wayyyy overdue) and went to bed fairly easily tonight. They have lots more presents to open and play with from Mommy, Daddy and Santa. The house looks like a tornado blew through, but it was still an amazing day and totally worth it.

I don't think tomorrow can even top it, and if it's even half as good I'll be happy.

29 diapers is giving out the motherload today!!!

The blog 29 diapers has been gracious enough to put on a 29 days of Christmas giveaway, and tonight they are giving a great deal of products (everything from each of the 29 days to one person!) It's a fantastic prize and I hope that many people will head over here to win. It's really an amazing deal, so if you take a few minutes it's definitely worth a shot at winning!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's crunch time!!!

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and we will be having 7 people up here in my tiny house. I still have tons of cleaning to do, but I can't do anything "noisy" right now, because the twins are finally napping and I don't want to ruin their much needed rest (cranky little teethers).

I feel a little overwhelmed- we just found out we're expecting again (#3 and possibly #4) and I am completely exhausted. Does anyone out there have any tips on caring for the household and children while dealing with pregnancy discomforts? I am seriously exhausted and feel like I could hibernate all winter long.

I think I will do some baking for tomorrow when hubs gets home. I have found it really difficult to bake during the day because the boys need my attention so much, and it's hard to safely "contain" them as they learned to tip over the superyard XT and can climb right out of their pack and play.

Hoping that I can rest this weekend after the holidays are over... Mommy needs a break!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Only an hour left, but 29 diapers is giving away some Epicential products, so what are you waiting for?!?!

Head over to 29 Diapers blog, please read the official rules and enter the giveaway correctly. Low entries, great natural products!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Finally finished with the crocheted scarf and hat for Mom :)

It's hard to tell from a cell phone picture, but this is a lovely dark violet color. My mom is a bus driver, so I wanted her to have something warm and soft for Christmas this year. Altogether the project took me maybe 5 hours to complete, and I am happy with the results!

I still have more gifts to wrap, and a couple more people to shop for. Hopefully I will be done with the stress and million things to do soon.

Dinner is in the Crock Pot, a beef stew I prepped last night loaded with veggies and leftover steak pieces- yum!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thankful for my bed :)

I just finished watching the Patriots game with my husband... and boy am I glad it's about bed time. I am really exhausted this time of year, all the stress in putting together the holidays is something still very new to me. Hoping to get some rest tonight because I surely could use it. Have been working on a crochet project for my mom for Christmas... hopefully will have pictures up soon! For now, it's time for me to have a much needed date with my pillow.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thanks, Mail Carrier is giving away a Bissell Steam & Sweep!

Thanks to the generosity of Bissell, Thanks, Mail Carrier has reviewed and is giving away a Bissell Steam & Sweep! Go here now for rules and to enter.

Peanut Butter Blossoms!

Today is kind of blah (massive amounts of rain and grey skies all day) and we had no sweets in the house- so I baked up some yummy Hershey's Peanut Butter Blossoms cookies! They are so yummy, and I haven't had them since I was a kid.

Weekends (especially Sundays) are the only times I can usually bake because I am chasing after two active toddlers. I absolutely love, love, love simple quick homemade recipes.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Don't have many followers but... Need your help!

I don't ask for things often, but my family really needs a new car. Our car was inspected only to find that the 11 year old clunker has over $1K in repairs and is a ticking time bomb. I have entered to win a car for a deserving family, so I hope that anyone who comes across this will take the time to vote. Only takes a few seconds of your time.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Migraine, migraine go away...

Molars, molars, molars. Tormenting my poor little guys. They each have 3-4 of them coming up at once, only 2 have broken the gums so far.

They scream, and throw tantrums and we cuddle, soothe, give pain relievers and Orajel. It's horrible to watch them to go through this, and there is nothing more I can do for them.

It's also giving me terrible migraines to deal with the high pitched screams and tantrums... I am hoping this phase passes soon.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Jeep Stroller Giveaway!

Thanks, Mail Carrier  is giving away a Kolcraft Jeep Wrangler Twin Stroller thanks to Kolcraft. So head there now and enter to win!

Kolcraft Contours Giveaway!

A Mom's Balancing Act is generously giving away a Kolcraft Contours stroller to one lucky reader, I suggest you check it out!