Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Miscellany Monday---Ummm, on Tuesday?

one. {boo!}

Pear Tree Greetings has recently added new Halloween photo cards and Halloween invitations to their collection of stationery designs. And this month, Pear Tree Greetings is giving one lucky Webbisodes reader their choice of 24 free Halloween personalized stickers. To be eligible to win, just include the name of your favorite Halloween sticker design in your comment. This giveaway will end on October 9th at midnight.

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two. {temper, temper }

It seems that my sweet bean has inherited another one of my fabulous traits, a temper. Lately Gillian Grace has been asserting herself more and more, testing the boundaries of acceptable behavior, and, quite frankly, our patience. While I try my best to remain calm and composed, my flushed cheeks and profuse sweating, make it difficult to hide my total embarrassment from the rest of the world. Surely I'm not the first momma who's experienced a toddler's  Chernobyl like meltdown in a public place. So tell me, how do you handle it?

three. {copy cat, on the cheap}

I've been so inspired by some of the do-it-yourself projects I've seen on blogs everywhere in the past few weeks, that I've decided to try my hand at re-creating some of my favorites and call the posts: See It. Like It. Make It. First on the list, a hair bow organizer for Lil' Miss Priss. Stay tuned to see how it turns out!



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four. {snikiddy snacks}

Several months ago, I was asked to do a review of Snikiddy Cheddar Cheese Fries. Never having been able to turn down anything free, I agreed, but was incredibly skeptical of this funny sounding snack. Snikiddy Cheddar Cheese Fries offer a healthy alternative to potato chips and are peanut and gluten free. But probably most surprising was that my own little picky eater gobbled them up and kept coming back for more. GG loved this snack and now Snikiddy snacks have quickly become a staple in our home.



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(The first person to leave the word SNIKIDDY and their email in their comment will receive a free of Snikiddy Cheddar Cheese Fries to try at home.)


five. {a sour note}

Back in August, Gillian Grace began attending weekly Kindermusik classes at a local church in town. Over the weeks, I've been delighted to watch as GG has grown and matured little by little with each class. For her first time in a structured social setting, Gillybean has surpassed my expectations. And though her Daddy may not want to hear it, she even has a boyfriend---a little guy a few months younger that follows her around and makes her laugh. And while I would highly recommend visiting the Kindermusik site to find a class in your area, I sit here with fingers crossed hoping that the adorable runny-nosed, coughing, and drooling-all-over-the-instruments-munchkin from last Tuesday, uses this week's break to get the rest he needs to fully recover from his obvious, to everyone else in the room but his own mother, summer cold.

Seriously lady, what were you thinking? Keep your cute lil' germ generator home!

First class, GG still wasn't too sure about it all! And believe it or not, ever since we've been too busy making noise music to pose for pictures!
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six. {tag-a-long}

Link up and tag-a-long!



Tuesday Tag-Along


{Current giveaway information!}


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38 comments:

AirForceWife1978 said...

I am your newest follower and fan! I LOVE your blog and what a little doll baby! Can you please follow me back?

http://airforcewifeandmommytwo.blogspot.com/2010/09/follow-me-back-tuesday-blog-hop.html

Kendra said...

Hey, Stopping by from Follow Me Back Tuesday. I'm your newest follower! =]

Your little one is adorable! And I love your blog design! Have a wonderful day!

http://hellokendracupcake.blogspot.com/

A Babbling Brunette said...

Those Snikiddy snacks are quite interesting!!! I think my baby girl would love them too! I love your blog and can't wait to see how the hair bow organizer turns out!

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A Babbling Brunette said...

I really love the picture window pane Halloween sticker!

Annette said...

Oh, Gillybean just keeps getting more and more adorable. It sounds like she's having a great time in Kindermusic--other than running into other little munchkins with colds... Yes, my little boy has already come down with two since Sept., but we try to stay away from any place where he can transmit it to other little ones. Happy Tuesday!

Karen said...

Hi Shannon! I have Jillian sitting on my lap with me and she started smiling and clapping when she saw the pictures of GG eating her snacks! I just know they would be friends IRL :)

You are the second blogger to talk about Kindermusick. I would love to talk to you more about it! I am really thinking of signing up. I will send you an email so we can chat about it.
Happy Tuesday!

Karen

Lara said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from Tuesday Tag Along! I hope you'll stop by and say hello!
http://blogginmommadrama.blogspot.com

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Those Halloween stickers are too cute! I have recently become obsessed with tinyprints but they are so darn expensive. These prices look a little better :) I love the "Eye Got You" ones but I think my favorite one is the "Trick or Treat Candy"...so cute!

I love miscellany monday on Tuesday ;) That's the story of my life right now, ha!

Ashlynn said...

I had to chime in here on the temper tantrums. My little stinker will be 18 months old in a few days and he has a complete meltdown at least once a week. I don't even want to think about his terrible two's!! I'll be praying for us both!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

dang! i missed saying snikiddy first! ;o) cute pics
(tagged u in my blog today)

livingoutloud said...

I am a new follower from the blog hop.
Living Out Loud
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Life of This SAHM said...

Hello, I'm your newest follower from follow me back Tuesday.

Tracy
life of this sahm

www.audsbabydays.blogspot.com

SassySillySpunky said...

I would love to get Drake into a music class. What a great idea!

Susan said...

I'm feeling your pain on the public meltdowns.
I just remember that whenever I got so frustrated, angry or embarrassed by my child's tantrums that I would just leave. If I had a cart full of groceries, if I was in line at the store, no matter where I was, if they pulled that nonsense with me, it was game over and that would end our outting.
I remember taking my infant son and my daughter Emily into a store to buy summer clothes for our vacation and Emily threw a major tantrum and another lady's little girl came up to my daughter and said, "Why are you being so bad for your mommy?" Emily was shocked, but that wasn't quite the deterent that I had hoped for because she kept it going, so I left the mountain of clothes that I spent a long time picking out and had Eric in the baby carrier on my arm and I was literally dragging Emily across the parking lot to the car. It was not pretty and I was mortified and outnumbered, but it's all a faint memory now. I have been lucky not to have too many of those times. It's when they get older and throw their teenage tantrums and all that drama that makes me want to lose it.
Buck up girl, you are a tough Southern Gal. Have faith... you'll get through it.

Stephanie M. Page said...

CUte Cute Cute!!!! For Real!!

KJJ Houston said...

I cant stand it any longer, I want these!!!!!!!!
Batty Collage -- Halloween Personalized
he he he

We are right there with you on the temper tantrums...fun fun fun

*LLL with Leslie* said...

snikkidy.

livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

*LLL with Leslie* said...

I am your newest follower. I am following you from Follow Me Back Tuesday. I would love if you would visit my blog and follow me back. Have a fantastic day!

Leslie
www.livelovelaughwithleslie.com

The White Whimsies said...

Stopping by from Tuesday's Blog Hop. I am your newest follower.

Your daughter is adorable!

www.thewhitewhimsies.blogspot.com

mama k said...

I'm starting to get nervous about the temper tantrums...they haven't surfaced yet, and especially not in public...I will somehow try to keep my cool and I will refuse to make eye contact with anyone standing around... I don't need their judgment!

We will have to find some snikiddy snacks for Little Man to try...he's still not eating much other than baby food!

I like the Dangling Spider and Trick or Treat Candy stickers!

Hope you are having a good Tuesday :)

Carrie and Mike Groff said...

Hello! Stopping by to follow your blog from Follow Me Back Tuesday :-) Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Carrie A Groff
http://livingahealthybeachlife.blogspot.com

Together We Save said...

She is such a little doll!!

Angie said...

Oh girl, my daughter has my temper for sure...oh! I am usually so embarassed when one of my kids has a meltdown in public. I just start laughing. If I didn't laugh I'd cry!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

GG is so cute! Lexie started with the attitude when she turned 1, and unfortunately, it has gotten progressively worse. She tests my patience several times a day! Just keep smiling and stay consistent! ;)

Haupi said...

I absolutely refuse to believe that precious sweet little GillyBean could have a temper...ha, ha, ha. What can you do but love them. I love the bow organizer - so whimsical. Hello, I'm your newest follower from the Tuesday blog hop. Hope you'll come visit and follow my blog too. I'd like it if we became blogging buddies. Smiles.

helloglamour21 said...

Hey! I'm new on the Blog Hop! Just wanted to let you know that I'm following you now! Check out mine?

www.helloglamour21.blogspot.com

Thanks!
XOXO -Kia

Natalie Catherine said...

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Brenda said...

Found your blog on the Tue blog hop, I am now following and would love if you would follow me back. Have an awesome week! kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com

Sue said...

So Cute!! I am a new follower would love a follow back

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Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

I swear by 1-2-3 Magic in regards to the temper tantrums. It really works. I rarely have to get to 3. She tells me at 2, "no 3 no 3" because she knows 3 means an instant time out from what she's doing. The book also discusses how to use 1-2-3 Magic in public places...like the grocery store. There's no yelling, no debate, no discussion. You count. Game over.

Xmas Dolly said...

Hi I'm your latest follower from FMBT. Nice to meet you. Hope you find time to follow me too. Love your blog. I need to go browse some more! ~hehe~

mamamagnolia said...

Love the Plaid wrap around. Thanks for introducing me to this great stationary line. Enjoy reading your blog.

Haley said...

If it makes you feel any better when I was a wee little one I would randomly fall out in stores and start crying like crazy and making a scene. My mom couldn't fogure out what to do withe everytime I did this so she finally told my pediatrician about it. He told her to just pay me no attention because on the end that's all that I was doing. Being an attention whore. I eventually stopped lol. Ask your pediatrician for advice, obviously it worked for my mom. I'm 22 and haven't fallen out in the floor at any stores crying in years! HA! But in all seriousness make sure GG knows that there's a distinct line that should not be crossed. How you do that I'm not quite sure but I'll get back to you when I have a tot of my own :)

Ps. The Halloween stickers are super cute!

Natalie said...

My girls love the Snikiddy Snacks, too!

Kimberly said...

Great blog! Came across your blog from one of the blog hops, and looking forward to reading more of your stuff. I am now following... feel free to follow back if you like!!!!
All the best,
Kim

http://amoroccan-acat-and-my-bigass.blogspot.com/

Tish said...

I love the :: Chandelier Web Stickers!

No.more.muda@gmail.com said...

Hi, What cute stickers. I like lots of them but my favorites are the picture window pane one and also the one with the spider dangling down. Too cute...especially love those two because you can add your little one's photo. :-)

jennifer_b95@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Hey there....I have been a little behind on my reading these last few days. First, love the bow holder idea. I am sure that the one you make is going to be fab...can't wait to see it. Next, I am warning you now...as GG gets older, your patience is going to get thinner and there will be many more grey hairs on your head. Embrace it now...LOL! So great to see that she is enjoying her music glass. She is at an age now where these types of classes really help with their socialization. And she looks as cute as ever :)