Dec 31, 2009

IMA COPYCAT

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Wow, I had a lot going on in 2009.
well, not that much

Since everyone else was doing those YEAR IN REVIEW posts....
I figured I would follow.
So here ya go :

My year in blog posts
How on earth will I top all of this?
Can I get even crazier?

Stay tuned!

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I asked a lot of questions in 2009 like this one
Breastfeeding, How old is too old?

My kids said some pretty crazy stuff.
Ahhh.... Good Ole Smelly Mud

They also tried to play with my big straws aka tampons. I didn't let that happen though.
Actually, they are pretty darn embarrassing. Where on earth do they get this?

I found out that THIS STUFF does not work.

I told everyone where babies come from.

I took a moment of silence for lost socks EVERYWHERE.

I vowed never to give up my goal of becoming THE SUPER MOM. (although I am slacking a little)

I confessed a lot.

Slayed some snakes...

Pondered this whole blogging thing

Told ya how greedy I was....

Ate some comments or candybars or something like that . . . (BURP)

Talked about toots : A LOT!
and I mean A LOT . . .

I always kept it real with you guys. ALWAYS!

Introduced you to Robot Legs.

Hunky Hubby loves me long time and Full Size not Fun Size too.
AND
We had some pretty HAWT dates.
EVEN AFTER
I tore a page out of his book.

Lisa Marie Prestley emailed me. (probably sometime after all my lottery winnings)

I did a lot of blogging from the bathroom.

I became infatuated with the nerds.

Ate some bon bons and watched a lot of soaps

Sued some mommy bloggers

Offended some toes
AND
also offended Granny Goodtimes

I also made fun of the KISSY FACE.

My cat hijacked the blog.

oooooh....We can't forget about Stanley! (Poor Stanley) Darn pushy PR rep
This is about the time that I became known as Luwanda, Gracie Lou and FRANK.

My lips may lie but my HIPS NEVER DO!

I got a little lesson on POOOOOP.
(YOU LEARN STUFF HERE.)

I told ya how I pretend to talk on the cell phone to make myself look cool.

I became a pilgrim.....a high heel wearing pilgrim.

Twitter annoyed me but not as much as facebook (GAG).

Mourned my tatas . . .

Let's not forget my love for the lady with the perfect kids

Rats were all the rage, Y'all.

I tried to introduce my family to the BIG ROUND THING.

I became a Snuggie owner.

Santa didn't listen and I blamed Bobby Flay.

Frosty became a pimp.

pondered on toilet paper....and how much does it take to wipe and elephant's butt

I even threatened the inventor of Twisty Ties.

Tasered some dogs (almost)


BOO YAH!
Happy New Year, Y'all.

I vow to use more of these !!!! and a WHOLE BUNCH of these . . . . .

I also vow to not swallow as much bubblegum this year as I did in 2009

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ooooh and . . .
I vow that I will clean up less hair balls.
Eh, who am I kidding.
That's the kids job.

Dec 30, 2009

The Ocean Spray dudes...

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Don't forget to enter the DJ HERO game giveaway! It ends December 31st @ 12:01am.
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I sure hope they are wearing boots while standing in all those cranberries.

Surely they are....

Right?

Yeah, those suits they are wearing have built in boots.

I am sure of it.

err...
I hope.


Ya see, I love me some Cranberry Sauce.
the jellied kind
the kind that comes in a can
with those ring imprints

You know what I am talking about?

I would hate to know that FEET touched my cranberries.

just sayin'

Dec 29, 2009

Should've asked Santa for a taser

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Dec 28, 2009

kind of over "CUTE"

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Ok, Christmas is over....
It's time to update the template again.

Bare with me, please.
It may look a little crazy around here until I figure out WHAT I WANT.
bwahahaha...
Y'all know how I am with templates.


FYI: I recently featured Template Mama on the blog when I was going GAGA over her templates.
Remember??
She sent out a little memo not too long ago about taking a break. So, if you have one of her templates you may want to save the graphics to your own server (photo acct). I don't think she will be hosting them anymore.

If you need a new template just click on those two links above.
You can see my favorites as well as a huge list provided by Template Mama.


Psst . . . Don't forget to enter the DJ HERO giveaway. It will end on December 31st.

~choweth for noweth~


Update: Alison renewed her photo hosting and all your Template Mama templates should be fine!

Dec 25, 2009

Dear inventor of TWISTY TIES,

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If I knew where you lived . . . .

I would come and toss eggs at your house.
I'd also wrap your car with plastic wrap and T.P. your backyard.

and I'll get your little doggie too...

signed,

Momma with very sore fingers

Dec 24, 2009

confession: I was once a thief

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Eh,
Once....Twice....
Maybe Twelve times this year.

I stole this Christmas ornament idea from Fingerprints on the Fridge.
I did.
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(We are giving these to grandma!)

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The kids handprints made into cute snowmen.
Since we used clear ornaments, the kids signed their name on a slip of paper and stuck it inside.
I also printed "2009" on vinyl using my Cricut. (Finally)


I stole this cinnamon bread recipe from Daily Essentials and Deals.
(Giving some to Paw Paw)

Oh, and I snagged this peanut butter fudge recipe from someone on All Recipes.

But it's their own fault.

Yep.
They shouldn't have been so darn crafty.
&
They sure as heck shouldn't have posted it for everyone to see.
I mean, if I came up with a great idea like the above....
Well, I probably wouldn't share.
unless
there were bribes involved
Bribes of the Bon Bon kind.

just sayin'

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

hmm....I just don't know about all of this

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So, I've been thinking . . .

hahaha SHUT UP!

I've been thinking about this whole "Christmas" thing. No, not about the TRUE MEANING. I know all about that (Happy Birthday Jesus!).
More about the Santa thing....the presents....the blah blah blah.
I don't know why.
But
This year....
Well, it's really taking a toll on me.
I've been so darn grinchy and I'm all "Bah-Humbug" and stuff.
Actually, I've been ANGRY.
I'm just sick of the commercialization.
I'm tired of worrying about HOW MANY gifts the kids will be getting.
Does one kid have more than the other . . .
Did we spend more on one than the other . . .
What about grandma?
I don't wanna get her some cheap gift again.
BUT
WELL
We're always broke around the holidays.
And I know that our BROKE is not SOMEONE ELSE'S BROKE and that makes me feel guilty.
It makes me feel sad.
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**UGH and I had to pause right there to CRY.**

I'm also tired of being so freaking emotional.

UGH!
Simmer down, already.
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Anyway, my first point :
There are so many families out there that don't get ANYTHING at ALL for Christmas.
I want to do something.
BUT
It's the same thing every.single.year.

"We don't have the money."
or
"Next year, I am gonna do this and that and then some."

I'm tired of that.

Just tired.

I am making a pledge to turn this around by the time next Christmas gets here.
I want to help others.
No, I'm not gonna run out and adopt myself a "BIG MIKE" although I would really REALLY like
to.
*Have you seen The Blind Side? GOT.TO.SEE.THAT.MOVIE. ahhhh!

But
I am gonna do something.
MARK MY WORDS.

NEXT
Santa

You know, that big guy in the red suit?

Ay Yi Yi...
It's getting confusing and annoying.
I mean, honestly.
I'm running out of excuses and cover-ups to tell the kids.

"Mommy, how can Santa be here, here and HERE at the same time?"
ummm...
"Mommy, I thought Santa's elves made all the toys. How come this one says TARGET?"

hmm....
"Mommy, the kid next door said Santa only brings them 2 presents."
"Why does he bring everyone else more?"
ohhhh....

and
so
on

Oh, I am not done.
The Elf on the Shelf


Yeah Yeah
Cute idea.

BUT

Try answering this one :
"Mommy, the kids next door and down the street have an elf."
"Why don't we have an elf?"

I can't just tell them the TRUTH...
Uh, momma's cheap.

Magic Snow
Reindeer Food
Reindeer Poop
Magical Elves
2 presents

8 presents

CONFUSING AS I DON'T KNOW WHAT...

One more thing:
I'm getting real tired of looking like the CHEAP-O on Christmas Eve.
Why does SANTA have to bring the GOOD stuff?

AND
Once again
I started this post with a purpose in mind.
I'm not sure if I get it now.
Maybe you will?



*Have you all see this in the stores? It's candy.
Now who on EARTH wants POOP candy?*

Dec 23, 2009

Good Ol' Granny Goodtimes

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REALLY??

.18 cents

That's why we had to wait an extra 20 minutes in line??

Overheard :
beep beep beep

Granny Goodtimes: "STOP!" "WAIT A MINUTE!"

Cashier: "M'aam?"

Granny Goodtimes: "Those tiny tomatoes were supposed to be $1.10 per pound."

Cashier runs them through the BEEPER aka scanner again.
They rang up $1.28

Granny Goodtimes: "NO, THAT IS NOT RIGHT."
Cashier scans them again BEEEEEEEEEEEEEP $1.28

Flippity FLIP FLAPPER someone give GRANNY 18 cents!!!!!!!!!

Oh, let's not forget the extra 10 minutes because you DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO WORK THE DEBIT CARD MACHINE.

:Sigh:

'Tis the Season

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Uhhh...
forgot to tell y'all the reason for the 18 cent difference

Are you ready for this?
Granny had one too many TINY tomatoes in her bag.

yeahhhhhh

Guess what else?
The cashier just gave them all to her for $1.10.
She was tired of arguing with "GG".


Thought I'd clear that up for all my frugal friends out there.
Didn't want y'all to think I was trying to take GRANNY GOODTIMES DOWN for being cheap or anything.

IMA cheap too, ya know?


Granny?
If you are reading this....
I still suggest that you learn how to work that electronic card swiper (as you called it).

Also, what were you going to do with those tiny tomatoes?




Dec 21, 2009

Give the Gift of Gaming . . . DJ Hero XBOX giveaway

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This giveaway is now CLOSED!
Our winner is . . .

#190
bunnykins50@*****.com 190

bunnykins50 said I am following on Google Friend.
Thx!

December 30, 2009 11:34 AM

I will be sending you an email shortly.
Thanks to everyone else that entered!

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"Give theGift of Gaming Holiday Instant win game"

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Just visit www.mycokerewards.com for your chance to win.


Bigger is Better !!
Win an Xbox 360 (2 winners per day) and Activision's NEW DJ Hero video game (2 winners per hour).

I will go ahead and say it . . .
Woo to the Hoo !

Wouldn't winning any of these make for a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR?

You could sit around spinning on DJ HERO while sipping some Sprite.
GO GRANNY GO!
What?
I bet Granny could spin a few beats.


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Oh wait!
I forgot to tell you something . . .
I'm giving away a little something-something too.
(1) XBOX DJ HERO bundle
*includes the turntable and game*


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All you have to do is answer this question in the comments section . . .

What's your favorite video game (of all time)?

*for an additional entry you can follow me via Google Friend Connect

This giveaway will end on Thursday, December 31st @ 12:01 am

Before you leave, please don't forget to visit
My Coke Rewards and enter for your chance to win an XBOX 360 and video games.

I was not compensated with cash payment for this feature.
PR firm 360i (on behalf of Sprite) will be providing the winner with 1 DJ HERO bundle pack.

Dec 20, 2009

fa....la...la....icky....ick....poo

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Christmas will be here in a mere 5 days . . .

It's a-comin'

We can't put it off any longer.

I'm feeling a little grinchy again.

Kind of like
BAH-HUMBUG!

The lil princess became ill over the weekend.
I am feeling a little "green" today and hoping that it's all in my head.

WHY?
WHY?
WHY?

Anyhoo, this week is gonna be a little recap of my year.
(past posts)

WHY?
Cuz I have nothing else to talk about....

Today I give you "last minute" gifty ideas :

(lots of great ideas on this site)


Sidewalk chalk and Crayons you can make

Hot Cocoa buckets


Smores kits (LOVE THIS!)

&
Here are the Silhouettes that I gave grandparents last year.
*very easy to make



Have a great day!
Be sure to come back tomorrow as I have one last giveaway to push before the year ends.
It's a pretty BIG one too!!

Dec 18, 2009

Where does one purchase a Unicorn?

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Please someone tell me.
I will then be able to let "Anonymous" know.

Yes, ANONYMOUS . . .
I am going to try and help you out.
I mean you must REALLY need this unicorn and FAST since you visit daily and "attempt" to leave this comment on my blog every.single.time.

"Please tell me where to get a unicorn."

Afterall, you did say PLEASE.

How did you do that? Delta Creative Musicolor

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Congrats Candace!
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HOW DID YOU DO THAT??

I get that question a lot from my kids.
Usually it comes right after I whip up one of my special GOURMET lunches.
*Ya know, chicken nugget eyeballs, ketchup nose and a french fry mouth.
I'm fancy like that.

"It's magic", I tell them.

Here's a great toy idea that will have your lil one's asking "How?"

It's the Musicolor from Delta Creative.

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Turn color into MUSIC!

Yes, I asked "HOW?" when it first arrived.
cuz I'm nosey

Musicolor resembles a record player...remember those?
Your kids probably won't know what it is!

It comes with Markers and song discs.
Your little tyke will take the song disc and color the areas designated by letters.
Once they are finished coloring the disc, just place it on the Musicolor.
The musicolor's arm will scan the disc for music.
It will play a song for the scene that was just colored in.
MUSIC TO THEIR EARS!!

AND
You get to tell them . . .
It's magic.
BECAUSE
They are going to ask "HOW?"
Just wait . . .

Some of the songs included on the discs : Three Blind Mice, Hickory Dickory Dock, London Bridge, Jingle Bells and Old McDonald.

OR
You can also make up your own songs.

Pretty NEAT!

For more info on the Musicolor visit DeltaCreative.com

Included:
1 Musicolor player
8 Music Note Markers
14 pre-printed song discs
5 Create-a-Song discs
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1 pre-colored song disc

**Additional song discs and Music Note Markers are available for purchase.

Retail price: $49.99
Available at: Target stores, DeltaCreative.com and Amazon.com

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I have ONE Musicolor to give away.
Here's what ya need to do:
REQUIRED- Visit Delta Creative and browse around.
Find something other than the Musicolor that your kids would like to own.
Come back here and let me know what that item is.

Would you like some additional entries?
Well....too bad.







Oh stop.
You know I am kidding.
Let's make this a LIVE giveaway.
After you complete the required entry....
You may leave as many comments as you would like.
However, your comment must come directly after SOMEONE ELSE'S comment.
*No back to back comments*

And....

Comment # 317 will win this prize.
(if you follow the rules mentioned above)
IF NOT...

Well, someone else will get the prize via a random draw.


I received one Musicolor from Delta Creative for this review/feature. I was not compensated in any other way. The opinion that you see above is entirely my own.

Dec 15, 2009

McRib....Oh how I love THEE

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Yes Virginia....
There really is a crazy lady out there that loves the McRib.

Dec 14, 2009

I am NOT that Parent....

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Big girl is NOT wearing a pair of black jogging pants with the word BOO printed on her leg.
NO....She would never wear something like that.
"Trendy Tykes and all" (hardy har har)

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I did NOT just go up to her and say :
"AHHHHHHHH!!"
while trying to run away....very slowly, I might add

And she did NOT go :
"HUH?"
with a rather disgusted look on her face

And then I NEVER said :
"Ooooh you scared me!"

To which she WOULD NEVER act as if I am THAT embarrassing parent.
(while rolling her eyes)

Uh, you know....
The one that does NOT ride down the road with the radio up loud dancing around like a fool just waiting for someone to notice.
OR
The one that does NOT practice her KISSY/PUCKER lips at the glass door while a CERTAIN BIG GIRL and FRIENDS wait to get in.

smooches

OR
The one that does NOT post photos which may be later used to embarrass her.
AHEM, future boyfriends....maybe?

Because she would NEVER copy the cat's fashions :

meg cat1

NEVER!

meg cat2


I am SOOOO
NOT
THAT
PARENT.

(insert evil laugh here)

and

(here)

Oh....

(here too)

Dec 12, 2009

I don't pee in the shower!

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:Gasp:

Who would turn me into Santa???
Who advised him that I needed to be on The Naughty List?

WHO ?

AS IF!

Check out this message he just sent me : (Click here)

I can understand the "needing to spend less time on twitter" thing.....
but
Peeing in the shower??

I NEVER pee in the shower.
(well, once....maybe twice)
PLUS I don't even take showers.
I'm more of a bath type of gal.

Devastated.
and out for revenge now

Mama Likes

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I found some really cute stuff this week, y'all.

Have a looksie, click a link and be sure to leave 'em some comment love!

Crafty Stuff:
Hot Chocolate on a stick, anyone?

hot chocolate on a stick

I saw these over @ The Idea Room and had to check them out.
&
Here's the original version from Giver's Log.

snowman candy wrapper

Snowman Candy Wrappers from Laurie Furnell
**I am making these for the kids friends. For the snowman's hat, I will be using a pair of gloves from the Dollar Store. You can't beat a $2 gift!

New (to me) blogs to check out
:

The Dalomba days
&
The Thinks I Think

Oooh Oooh this one too . . .

Mom*Tog


YUMMY! Stuff

homemade truffles (look kind of like BON BONS!) from I should be folding Laundry

STUFF to BUY! (hint hint)

My mailing addy will be given upon request

brooch

Sweet Innocence Bouquet Brooch from GingiBeads on Etsy
(Only $10!)

Bacon Holiday Ornament from SnappyMooseTree
Everyone needs a little bacon

Scrabble tile pendant from It's All About the Print

tile necklace

Have a great weekend!

Dec 11, 2009

Blame it on the Rain or something like that

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I'm playing the BLAME GAME today.
(join me?)


I've been tired and cranky for the past couple of days.
I'm gonna blame the weather.

I'm irritated with Paula Deen. Ok, not really.
But I am disappointed.
She still hasn't acknowledged me on twitter.
I'm gonna blame Bobby Flay.

I'm annoyed with video games.
Kids fighting over wins/losses.
Kids making me read for them so they can make it to the next stage.
What's up with that VIDEO GAME MAKERS especially the ones that made SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ? ? ?
It's a whole lot of reading.
My kid just turned 5.
She can't read.
WHY SO MANY WORDS????
I'm gonna blame Bowser or that weird looking mushroom thing that walks around Mario Land.

My cat annoyed me this week.
Hair balls, need I say more?
I'm gonna blame Meow Mix.

My grandma isn't doing to well.
She's been in the hospital all week (back and forth).
I'm gonna blame OLD AGE....She's 92
*would appreciate some prayers too*

I've started feeling a little grinchy.
I'm gonna blame the sponsor that hasn't shipped my reader's prize out yet.
It's been 2 months.
Oh, and I have still not received an email back.
I'm still waiting.
until Monday
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When Monday comes and you see a nasty post.
I'm gonna blame my assistant.

The end.

Dec 10, 2009

gift idea for the ladies / Casio Waveceptor watch (GIVEAWAY)

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Giveaway is now CLOSED
We have our winner ! !

No. 106
Tina12312

Tina12312 said... 106
I also didn't know that my other neighbor was so quick to pull out a video camera.
December 11, 2009 7:08 AM


Tina, will you send me your mailing info?
lholland78@gmail.com

Thanks for entering EVERYONE!
The Men's Wave Ceptor giveaway will be up in just a bit.

I'll probably be putting it over on the Review side at around 1:00pm CST and it will be a 24 hour giveaway as well.



Does she need a new watch?
Oh, I have watches.....

Wanna win one?

A nifty Casio Wave Ceptor watch ?

You have come to the right place, friends.

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Likey?
This is the Women's Casio Wave Ceptor watch.
You can read more about it HERE.

Listen closely, ok?
This watch could be yours if you do the following . . .

1. Run outside in the COLD in just your pj's and snap a pic.
2.Before coming back inside Shout my name followed with a big WOO TO THE HOO!
3.Wait! I'm not done....Now head over to the neighbor's house and borrow a cup of milk and a few eggs. (cuz I'm out)
4. Oh, also...tell them about my blog and this giveaway.

Sound good?

WHAT??
It's too cold to go outside?
YOU WIMP!

Ok, since you are a wimpy wimp then how about leaving me a comment?
(I prefer nice ones but will take 'em all.)

I'm feeling all WARM and MUSHY today so I'll tell ya what.
You can leave as many comments as your lil fingers will go.
HOWEVER, PLEASE ONLY COMMENT DIRECTLY AFTER SOMEONE ELSE.
DO NOT POST TWO COMMENTS IN A ROW.
Me no likey that.

This giveaway will end in 24 hours and a winner will be chosen @ random.
(10:00am CST)

I will give the Men's watch away tomorrow so come back, Ok??

Dec 9, 2009

Frosty and CBS say "Pimpin' aint easy"

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Thinking back ...... (way back)
Ok, not that FAR back since I am only *AHEM* 25 (give or take a few years)

I was a kid.

I didn't pay attention to calendars or time.
I didn't have a nifty laptop with the calendar right there in front of my face.

My point, I didn't know what day it was BUT I always knew when it got close to Christmas.

HOW?
The holiday cartoons, of course.
We had The Grinch, Charlie Brown, Rudolph and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
(remember that one? Probably my favorite.)
Oh, one year there was also A Smurf's Christmas special.

I remember getting all Happy and Giddy and stuff.
Christmas was coming!
Santa was coming!

Another cartoon I watched . . . Frosty the Snowman.
Ah, Frosty definitely melted my heart.
I loved that big lump of ice.
I did.

But ya see, CBS has put a damper on my OLD Frosty feelings this year.
Yep.
They came out with an endorsement OF SORTS for a couple of their popular tv shows using our beloved Frosty the Snowman.

"Ummm OK???"
You say.

"NO, NOT OK."
I say.

Here, take a look at the commercial.

Another version

(you'll have to click the links....I felt icky posting them.)
Ok, really...
They were slowing down my site.
BUT
They still make me feel icky.


Watch?

PORN, STRIPPERS, KNOCKING SOME CHICK UP?

Uh....

SURE it's labeled "Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman".
blah blah blah

And like I said, It's clearly advertising two of the more popular comedies on CBS.

Oh, it also advertises the REAL FROSTY THE SNOWMAN at the very end. See that??

BUT

IT'S FROSTY THE SNOWMAN.
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, PEOPLE.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN that my kids have been watching.
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN that I cherished as a TYKE.

Ok, it's sick.
I have made my point.
MY BLOG, MY POINT

While searching for a video clip to use in this post, I found myself on a forum of sorts.
Someone had mentioned the news article attached with the Frosty controversy.
As I was reading the replies, I started feeling sick all over again.

Replies like :
"What's the big deal?"
"Just another PRUDE."
"I don't see a problem. I talk openly with my children about sex."
"They see it everywhere. I tell them like it is."
"We are pretty open with our children about everything."
"They are bound to see something even worse eventually."



I'm all... "WOAH!"
The big deal?
My children are 5, 6 and 11.
NO
NO
NO
I will not talk OPENLY about sex with them.
It's just NOT going to happen at this time.
OPENLY??
It's just not something they need to know about UNTIL THEY ARE MARRIED.
Ok, maybe a little before then but GEESH let them be KIDS for awhile!

Your kid may be ready to hear about such things but FOR ME AND MINE.....
nope

They see it everywhere?
NO!
My kids most certainly DO NOT.
Ya know why?
WE, as parents, CHOOSE what our children will see.

A lot of parents need to stop being PALS and go back to parenting.
*But that's a subject for another day*

Seeing things WORSE than this?
I don't even wanna think about that.

I WON'T.

Ok, once again I have took a detour from my original point.

Frosty talking about whores (that was the word used), and porn?
CBS??
Surely you could have come up with something else.
Why use Frosty (a holiday cartoon icon FOR CHILDREN)?

Remember when you could watch tv with your kids and not have to worry about such things?
Now we even have to "fast forward" through commercials.
It's sad.
It really is.


I must add that the "Inappropriate Frosty" is viewed on the CBS website.
That still doesn't make it ok.
FOR ME
Just sayin'

My blog and all ...


P to the S : I guess that makes me a prude.
P to the S to the S: I can deal with that.
P to the S to the S to the S (is that possible?): Wanna watch the GOOD Holiday Classics?
Clickety Click here
found it while browsing too

Dec 8, 2009

Errr Uhhhmmm Don't eat Pete?

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Every once in awhile I like to check "Google Analytics" to see what weird keywords people use to find my blog.

Just about everytime I check, Don't Eat Pete is on the list.
EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

People are going GAGA over this, y'all.
The first time I had heard about NOT EATING PETE was on another blog.
One link led to another and I found PETE.
POOR POOR PETE!



Anyway, it's a game.
A pretty popular game that kids like and momma's go crazy trying to find out what the big deal is.

Feel free to visit my first post on Don't Eat Pete.
You can find a link to download or make your own game board.

Other than needing a printer with paper....
You'll need candy!
M&M's, Skittles, Bon Bons...
Whatever floats your boat!

I also found other blog posts devoted to Good Ol' Pete :
(feel free to come up with your own version though)

zajadoo.com

Vanilla Joy

Here's a Don't Eat Darcy version from The Executive Homemaker
(Pride and Prejudice)

Misikko giveaway (Hana Professional flat iron)

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This giveaway is now CLOSED.
Winner: #77
Miss Manda

Miss Manda said... 77
following misikko on twitter @IHeartCupcakes5
December 9, 2009 8:29 PM


Congrats!! I will be in contact with you for mailing info.


Before you do anything else, Click on over HERE and check out my thoughts on the Hana Professional flat iron.

I'll give you a little hint : I love it.

Now for the GOOD STUFF.
I like GOOD STUFF!

~Giveaway~
Misikko has generously donated one Hana flat iron to be given away to one of my friends.
(Aww Heck, it's almost Christmas time....so non-friends can enter too.)
I do LOVE me some friends though.
Please consider following me via Google Friend Connect, by subscription to my blog or via good ol' Twitter.
Please?

Want to win?

All ya have to do is visit Misikko.
Once you are there, browse around.
Find another product that catches your eye and come back here to tell me about it.

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I'm going to give you lots of ways to gain extra entries.
If you don't have time, don't worry.....Just skip this part.
Again, IT'S OPTIONAL.

*Follow Misikko on Twitter
*RT the following :
@misikko Hana flat iron g/way over @trendytykes http://tinyurl.com/yeupp9q
*Blog about this giveaway on your site.
*Follow me via one (or all) of the ways above.

Leave additional comments for each task completed.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, December 15th.


Misikko sent me one Hana Professional flat iron for this feature. They are also supplying one of the same as a giveaway. No other compensation was received. The review posted is entirely my own opinion.



Dec 7, 2009

Are you sure you want to read this post?

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hmmm...
Do you need a minute to think it over?
DO YA?

I'll wait....
go ahead

Don't mind me
dodadodado...

Have you made your decision?

WAIT.....
DON'T
CLICK
THAT




X

Rats!


Yeahhhhh....
I am kind of getting annoyed with these prompts :
You know the one's in which I refer to.


"Are you sure you want to delete this?"




"Are you sure you want to navigate away from this site?"





WHAT?
OH NO!

Am I doing the wrong thing?
What should I do?
Maybe I should think this through?
getting VERY nervous
Someone talk me down.....

Decisions....Decisions

I mean, SERIOUSLY . . .
Pretty soon they will have these questions on bags of potato chips and packages of cookies.

"Do you REALLY want to eat that?"

Why

YES
YES.I.DO.

Dec 6, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide 09

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I'm slowly but surely getting my gift guide suggestions up on the Review blog.

Hopefully, I can get everything up this week.

Giveaways coming too!!
Flat irons, watches, purses, cupcakes....

Oh.My.

A few things have been posted but please check back through-out the week for more.

Clickety Click here

Dec 5, 2009

Whooomp..... Mama Likes

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Another edition of . . .

MAMA LIKES

Crafty stuff

Christmas Vinyl Plates from Nap Time Crafts
(I really need to make some of these with my Cricut!)

vinyl plate

felt ornament resources from How About Orange

Quick and Easy neighbor gift ideas from The Polka Dot Chair

felt mr potato head
felt Mr Potato Head from Make it and Love it
(can it get any cuter than THIS?)

I am SO gonna make one of these Scrunchy Scarfs too!!
tutorial from Hope Studios

scrunchy scarf

Blogs to check out :

The Mommyologist


The Masked Mommy

Sarcastic Mom

Templates Templates Templates:
(Y'all know that I am addicted)

Our Blogger Templates

Have a great weekend!

Dec 4, 2009

Dear Santa

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So, yeah I was supposed to get this up yesterday for Mama Kat's Writers Workshop but I flaked and well.....DIDN'T.

IMA SLACKER or something like that.
But Hey Slackin' works for me and that's all good and stuff.

I thought I would send Santa my list via a blog post.
WHY?
Well, because me and Santa....
We are like THIS.

(Uh, and if you could see me right now then you would totally see my fingers crossed.)
Ya know.....as in LIKE THIS
Oh, you know what I mean.

Santa follows me on Twitter.
HE DOES.

I'm not lying.
(Santa would know anyway.)
I'm even on the "Good List".

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It's me.....Linda aka trendytykes on twitter.
I just thought I would get a jumpstart on the list making this year since I know how busy you can get closer to the big day.
I want to thank you for putting me on the "GOOD" list this year.
psst....so glad that you let the small things slide this year.
Whew!
I was starting to worry a little.
I mean, YES the kids did survive after eating that Mac and Cheese that was outdated.
But I still felt bad.
Who knew noodles went bad??
&
Hunky Hubby also forgave me for tearing that page out of his book.
(looks like you did too!)
Oh, and we can't forget about the time I made Lil Princess wear those shoes that were two sizes too small.
I did feel a teeny bit bad BUT I did tell her to sit down for the majority of the time she was in church.
Good news....
Her toes survived.
She forgot about the incident
and obviously you did too.

THANKS SANTA!!

There's only one thing that I want this year:

I want Paula Deen to follow me on twitter. That's all.
Heck, I don't even expect her to send me daily tweets. All I want is to see her name under my followers list.
I've been trying to get her attention but NOTHING so maybe you can help me??
I even BANNED HAM for her.
Please don't offer up a substitute either. I don't want any of the other food network stars following me. Nope No Way.
Don't even think about giving me anyone else.
*Between you and me, I don't even like some of them.

Sure, those Neely people are from my neck of woods but geesh, she tends to go a little OVERBOARD : meaning she tries too hard and she's not that funny.

Oh, and Ina Garten (YAWN) too fancy schmancy for me.

Bobby Flay??
He acts a little....
Well....
Ya know, Like his egg salad doesn't stink or something.

Nah.
No substitutes. I want Paula Deen.

Tell her that Dr. Pepper follows me on twitter.
I'm not real sure if it's the can or the bottle but either way IT'S DR FREAKING PEPPER!
That should make her wanna follow me, right?

Oh and YOU follow me.
Does it get any bigger than Santa Claus??
&
Darth Vader used to follow me.....
All that heavy breathing kind of freaked me out though.
I had to unfollow.

(hope he doesn't see this.)

Make my wish come true, Santa!

signed,
Linda

Psst.... Tell her I like butter.
A LOT

Psst....Psst....
If you can't make it happen (I'll blame Bobby Flay)
I just don't dig that dude.
Anyhoo, if you can't make it happen then I will take more bon bons.

Dec 3, 2009

A big WOOOOO to the HOOOO!

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Here's a blog post that definitely deserves some comment love . . .

Guess What ? ?

It was posted over @ A Big Boy, A Baby Girl and A Precious Pug by Heather.

It ROCKS my ROLL, Y'all!!

AMEN

WOOOO

Curious George A Very Monkey Christmas giveaway

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~Giveaway is now CLOSED~

We have a winner ! ! !
#75

joahsgrandma said... 75

My grandsons are huge Curious George fans, even gave him a nickname and you only give your very best friends a nickname, right?
And this better not smell like 'monkey'

December 7, 2009 12:51 PM


Congrats "grandma"!!
Your grandsons are going to be very happy lil monkey BOYS.



Fa la la la la....lalala....la !
'Tis the season to monkey around.
Uh, if you're a monkey, of course!


Starring in his VERY FIRST HOLIDAY MOVIE....
Curious George

Can you stand it?

I've been loving Curious George since I was a tyke and was thrilled to turn the tv on one day to find him for my own tykes.
We watch him every morning on PBS.
That George sure get's into a lot of mischief, huh?
Christmas time is no different either....

Curious George A Very Monkey Christmas

A little about the dvd:
George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are having a great time getting ready for Christmas. There’s only one problem: neither of them can figure out what to give the other for a present. The Man finds George’s wish list indecipherable. And George doesn’t have a clue about what to get for The Man who has everything. Can they resolve their dilemma in time?

This is the perfect little holiday movie to enjoy with your family.
Check out the dvd trailer here.

~Giveaway~

Would you like to watch this with your tykes?
I have a Curious George prize pack for one lucky family.

Contents:
The DVD
Curious George Christmas Countdown” book
CD soundtrack
&
“Curious George Live” ticket voucher

All you have to do is leave me a comment.
*For extra entries you can follow me via google friend connect or subscription.
just leave seperate comments letting me know
Good luck!

US residents only, please
This giveaway will end on Monday, December 7th.

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Universal is also running the “All I Want This Holiday” $100,000 instant win game, One lucky winner will win $100,000 dollars and be able to create their own Family Fund. (College tuition, buying a new home, etc.) Also, more than 200 additional prizes will be awarded, including HDTVs, Netbooks, Blu-ray™ players. Enter and see official rules here: www.universalstudios.com/curiousgeorgeinstantwin


This giveaway is on behalf of Universal Studios Home Entertainment and the film is now available on DVD. I was not paid in cash for my review. However, I did receive a prize pack (like the one above) to promote this giveaway.

Dec 2, 2009

RAISE THE ROOF in YOUR SNUGGIE, YO

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Ok, be honest....

How many of you "Break it Down" in your Snuggies?
A little RAISE THE ROOF action?

WHOOP
WHOOP!

Have you seen the new commercial?
These snuggies are great for grooving.

The geeky dad?
Come on now . . .

(this is not the commercial but I found it pretty funny)



I have GOT to GET one of these.

me NO likey talkin' on the phone

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Call me on the phone and you are probably gonna hear this :

Hey.....
Yeah.....

HAHAHAHAHA.....
UH HUH...
HAHA
yeah.....
ahahahaha!
yep....
Uh huh....
hahahaha
Ok....
Bye....

(my phone conversations)



Typically
Unless you're my momma.

It's hard for me but YES, I do talk to my momma on the phone.
We talk about all sorts of stuff.
She even helps me come up with new ways to stalk Paula Deen on twitter.
Oh wait, I didn't mean STALK as in one of those crazy stalker types.
uh...
What I meant was I talk to Paula on Twitter. (twitter stalking?)
Well, I try to.
I just want her to notice me.
&
Maybe
A little love wouldn't be half bad either.
HEY! I banned hams for you.

Oh.Dear.

See, My momma doesn't have the internet or a computer or a fancy phone with the internet.
:Sigh:
So we actually (AHEM) TALK.
It nearly kills me.

Hunky Hubby doesn't seem to believe me and neither does my phone bill.
But it does, y'all.
It's torture.
pure.torture.
:giggle:

Anyway, I am not even sure where this post is headed now.....
To be honest, I don't even know where it was supposed to be heading!

Uh
But now you know how I feel about talking on the phone, right?
I do likey the texting though.

Pssst.....If I end up on the local news for annoying the pants off of Paula Deen, Will you still love me?

MOM- If I do end up on the news. I will be sure to say Hi!

Oh Wait, MOM CAN'T READ THIS.
SHE DOESN'T HAVE A COMPUTER.

In that case...I will tell them that YOU told me to do it.
*twitter stalk (not really stalking) Paula

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Raise your hand if I confuse you.
That's ok too.
I confuse myself sometimes.
Carry on...
Oh
And
I'm sorry.
(for confusing you)


Yeah.Right.

Dec 1, 2009

Post it Note Tuesday....

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Sooo....
The family didn't get my "hint" last week with my Stickies.
I decided to add REAL ones.
Uh.Huh.

The Big Round Thing (round 2)

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Ohhhh...

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signed,
the fridge

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More Stickies?
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