Sunday, January 31, 2010

Brayden's 3rd Birthday

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Today was Brayden's 3rd Birthday. I can't believe that he is 3 already. He was my stubborn baby. My doctor tried to induce me 1 week before my due date with 5 hours of nothing but contractions, he was nowhere near ready. So 1 week after my due date I had to be induced again. This time he was ready, they started inducing me around 7:30am. At 10:30 the doctor broke my water and then about 10 minutes later the contractions really started! At 12:25pm Brayden came into this world...


Brayden Alan
January 31, 2007
7lbs 15oz
21 inches



We had a Spongebob theme for Brayden.
My mom and her co-worker at Hannafords did the cake.


Brayden blowing out his candles.


He had so much fun opening his gifts that the family gave him.
He received a lot of Trio's!
If you haven't heard of them you should check them out. My oldest son got some for Christmas from my brother and sister in law and Tristan and Brayden have a lot of fun with them. They're sort of like legos but I think they are more fun especially for the younger kids!





The Winner Of The Sodastream Giveaway Is...

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Thank you all for participating in this fabulous giveaway. If you didn't win and would love to purchase the Sodastream, head on over to www.sodastream.com!

Now, using random.org the winner is,





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EmmettFerret said... 72

One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.

lbaran. pcs@ gmail.com

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I have emailed the winner and they have 48 hours to respond.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Should We Have Another Baby?

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I love babies, and I love children (especially my own). Adam and I have been just randomly talking about having another baby. Deep down, my answer is YES! We have 3 boys right now and we both would like to try for that girl. Though we feel that boys are in our cards, which is fine, I love my boys!

Though, when I do think about it, deep thinking that is, I'm very hesitant about having another baby. It's for reasons that some are just silly. Adam said I should write a Pro/Con list. So that's what I'm doing today.

Pro
  1. To give love to another human being
  2. Giving my boys another sibling
  3. The great feeling of being pregnant (the kicking)
  4. Having that baby/mommy bond
  5. Being able to teach another
  6. Snuggling
  7. The possibility of having a girl
  8. Tax Credit (I had to put that as a Pro)


Con

  1. Labor
  2. Nauseousness
  3. Can we afford another baby? (getting by on only 1 income)
  4. Midnight feedings
  5. Postpartum Depression
  6. We would have to buy a van for sure (but that can be a pro since I really want one now)
  7. Weight Gain (Since I'm Trying To Lose Weight Right Now)
  8. We live in a 3 bedroom mobile home in a park, not the best place to raise a family of 6.
This is all I can think of right now, and look at that, 8 pros and 8 cons. I'll be 34 years old this year and I feel my time is ticking so we need to make a decision soon.




Friday, January 29, 2010

Country Bob's

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Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce Giveaway

@ 20 To Life
Website: www.countrybobs.com
Ends: January 30, 2010 Midnight

Friday Follow

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I have linked up on the Friday Follow to meet new bloggers and friends. You can to by visiting One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades!

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Living In New England - Vermont

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Elizabeth over at Thoughts From An Evil Overlord is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the New England Bloggers, which is group of bloggers from the six New England States of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

I have lived in Vermont all my life. I was born at Porter Hospital in Middlebury Vermont.

Down Town Middlebury



Porter Hospital
Middlebury VT

http://www.porterpractices.org/resources/campus.jpg

I grew up in Lincoln, Vermont which only about 20 miles from Middlebury.



I love living here. I love the smell of the spring air, sitting on the porch watching the sun rise on a summer morning, driving down the road with the colorful autumn leaves blowing off the trees, and snuggling on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa on a cold snowy winter day.


Here is my family at some great Vermont tourist stops...

Shelburne Museum
Shelburne, Vermont
(We Visit The Shelburne Museum Every Year)





We also have been to Ben & Jerry in 2008





Another great place is the Vermont Teddy Bear Company.
I worked there for 7 years as a Bear Stitcher and loved it!
I got done shortly after I had my first child, Tristan.
We visited in 2007






Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesdays Giveaways Link Up

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London Bridge Children Art Review & Giveaway

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I just received an adorable 8x10 London Bridge art picture of three boys sitting on the swing with my boys' names on the back of their shirts. When I pulled it of the protected shipping envelope I was so surprised how nice it looked. The images on the web site don't do it justice.

I found a frame that I had and framed the art, it's now hanging in my living room and it looks perfect there. This would make a perfect Valentines Day gift for your parents, grandparents or your children who have children.

Here are two ways you can get it for that special Valentine.

Buy It:
www.londonbridgechildren.com

Win It:
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Late July Organic Snacks Review & Giveaway

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Late July Organic Snacks is a family owned and operated company that cares deeply about family and the integrity of their products. Their products certified USDA organic and proudly wear the organic seal.

Late July sent me 2 boxes of Mini Animal Sandwich Cookies. The Milk Chocolate didn't last to long between me and the 3 boys, they were so yummy. The next day, we tried the white chocolate, now I don't usually eat anything with white chocolate, mainly because I'm just not a big fan of it. But, do I have to say it, ok, they were YUMMY! The box was gone before I knew it. These cookies are just so darn good!

I also received these:







Organic Vanilla Bean with Green Tea Sandwich Cookies
Organic Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Organic Bite Size Cheddar Cheese Crackers
Organic Peanut butter Sandwich Crackers
Organic Cheddar Cheese Sandwich Crackers
Organic Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
Organic Mini Cheddar Cheese Sandwich Crackers

Between me and the family, they are all gone now.
These would make a yummy Valentines Gift!

Here are two ways you can get them for your Valentine...

BUY IT:
www.shoplatejuly.com

WIN IT:
Late July is giving away one of each box of their new mini cookies along with a variety of their single serve snacks and over $5 in coupons.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Fashion Playtes Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway

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Girls are Fashion Designers


Fashion Playtes is very cool, and would make an excellent Valentines gift for your tween girl!
What is Fashion Playtes? It's a website that a young girl would have fun with by designing her own clothes! All she has to do is head over to www.fashionplaytes.com, click on "Design Now" and she can start designing her own outfit! She can pick from a wide variety of garments, sizes, garment colors, underlayers, ribbons, ruffles, rhinestone sets, appliques, rosettes, rhinestones & graphics. Plus she can have her own label! After she is finished designing the garment, you may want to help her by placing the order and then her own design garment will be shipped to her. I had fun playing around on the site, check out the shirt I designed (to bad they don't have it in my size).




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So, do you think your daughter, niece or granddaughter would love this for Valentines Day? Well here are two ways you can get it for her,

BUY IT:
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WIN IT:
Fashion Playtes is giving away a $25 gift card code to one of my readers!

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Disclosure: I was given this opportunity by Fashion Playtes as part of the product review listed above. This post is my honest opinion about the product represented. No other compensation was given or received.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Charm Factory Review & Giveaway

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This bracelet is beautiful, and I have to say, the picture does no justice. This is the bracelet Charm Factory sent to me in a gift box. I picked this one because of the red hearts for Valentines Day, but it's also represents the 5 hearts in my family...perfect wouldn't you think, I sure do.

Charm Factory offers a lot of charms and bracelets that would be perfect for a Valentine in your life, you mom, daughter, grandmother, granddaughter, aunt, cousin, best friend or mate.

There are so many variety of charms to add to your bracelet. I would like to get the following for my charm bracelet, a birthstone of each person in my family.



Here are two ways you can get a beautiful charm bracelet for yourself or a loved one...

BUY IT:
Head over to www.charmfactory.com

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Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Open To Worldwide

Disclosure: I was given this opportunity by Charm Factory as part of the product review listed above. This post is my honest opinion about the product represented. No other compensation was given or received.



Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sodastream Review & Giveaway

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I'm kicking off the Razzle Dazzle Valentines Day Gift Guide with this AWESOME home soda maker. Yeap, you read that right, a soda maker or if you prefer, you can make your own flavored seltzer or sparkling water.


I open the package imminently, and could not wait to try it out! What did I receive? Well let me tell you, Sodastream sent me the Fountain Jet Seltzer Starter Kit which includes 1 60 liter carbonator & 2 carbonating bottles. Then I pulled out the mixes which were:

1 Diet Cola
1 Lemonade
1 Diet Pink Grapefruit
1 Diet Root Beer
1 Ginger Ale
1 Orange
1 Energy
1 Lemon Lime
2 Cranberry-Raspberry

and sparkling water flavoring

1 Berry
1 Orange
1 Lemon Lime

When I pulled it out, and assembled everything, it really did not take that long to do. It included instructions, though, I would have to say, I wish they were more detailed on the instructions, but I did get it together.

My first drink, was the orange soda, I put a little to much flavoring in it so it was very orange tasting, the kids liked it though! Then I tried the diet root beer, that was very good. The next day, i tried the cranberry-raspberry, and I have to say this is my favorite, I'm going to have to buy some more soon.

Now, I have to say, I like the fact that there is no electricity or batteries needed. I also like the reusable bottles to make your soda in. This is going to save my family a lot of money, since hubby is a big soda drinker.

Now this would make a great Valentines Day gift for you soda lover!
Here are two ways to get it for him or her.

Buy it:
Go to www.sodastreamusa.com right now and here are some coupon codes you can use to save some money!

Free Shipping With Purchase Of Machine: scottandtodd
10% Off Purchase: FACE10
Receive A FREE Soda Mix With Any Purchase: FREEMIX

Win it:
Sodastream is giving away the exact package that I received to one of my readers!

Here's how you can enter:

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Aloha Friday

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

This weeks question is:

For Those Of You Who Have Children, How Old Were Your Children When You Put Them In A Toddler/Twin Bed From The Crib?

My oldest was about 3 years old when he went into his own toddler bed and now we're going to be doing it soon for our 2nd child who will be 3 on the 31st!

Join the fun here.


$15 off any $150 purchase at Cribs.com

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My New Title & Look!

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I'm so happy to show you all my new blog look. Yes, I did it myself, I'm not a professional, but I'm happy with it. I'm still doing some touch up stuff within my blog, Facebook & Twitter. I want to thank all of you for giving me such great blog title ideas. There were so many good ones, but I was able to narrow it down to "Mom Of Three Giveaways Free" and just changed it to "Mommy Of 3 Giveaways Free" This was suggested by "Brodie" from 1 Prince & 3 Princesses, Thank You!

Also, for those of you who have the Giveaway Central button on you blog, please replace it with my new one.






Thank you all again! And be sure to get ready for Saturday, where I will be revealing a new review/giveaway which will kick off the Razzle Dazzle Valentines Day Gift Guide. Be sure to grab the button now, because this will be an extra entry for all the giveaways.




Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday Giveaways Link Up

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