Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Upcoming Valentine's Giveaway beginning 1/21

BIG Upcoming Valentine's Giveaway Starting 1/21
Second Time Around and The Adventures of Paul and Natalie have joined up for a huge Valentine's Day giveaway event.  There will be 35 winners between the two blogs.
Giveaways include

  • Swanky Aprons
  • Daisy Doodle Beads
  • Enstrom Almond Toffee
  • Hasbro Monopoly Championship game
  • Scrubz body scrub
  • Fairytale brownies
  • The Cream Perfume Company
  • Rosa's Fudge
  • Piggy Paint
The fun starts on Jan 21st! Be sure to mark your calendar!

1/19 contests

Melissa & Doug Wooden Animal Nesting Blocks Giveaway
Win a set of Wooden Animal Nesting Blocks from Melissa & Doug {ARV $19.99}Giveaway at Kindred Spirit Mommy  Ends 1/29  

Wholesale Keychains Giveaway
Win a Heart Keychain from Wholesale Keychain (Winner has choice of different heart keychains to choose from) - 3 Winners {ARV ~ $6.99} Giveaway at Leslie Loves Veggies Ends 2/3

Silly Little Thing Called Love - Veggie Tales DVD Giveaway
Win a copy of the Veggie Tales DVD Silly Little Thing Called Love - 2 Winners Giveaway at Networking Witches  Ends  2/7/10

The Tots Children's Boutique $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway
Enter to win a $25 gift certificate to The Tots Children's Gift Boutique Giveaway at Simply Stacie Ends 2/2/10

Flirty Aprons Giveaway
Win an Apron of your choice from Flirty Aprons {ARV $24.99}Giveaway at Sweeps4Bloggers  Ends 1/27  

Geri G. Cosmetics Giveaway
Win a Mixer Kit from Geri G. Cosmetics {ARV $49}- 2 Winners Giveaway at Sweeps4Bloggers  Ends 1/27  

why don't people cover their mouths when they cough?!

I have been sick since Sunday and now, while I'm feeling better in regards to fever, I have a horrible deep cough & sore throat & seem to be on the way to losing my voice.  I'm pretty sure I know how I got sick too.  We were in Michael's a few days beforehand, and as I rounded a corner with my cart, I nearly bumped into a woman coughing (deep raspy cough similar to what I have now) not covering her mouth.  Hello!  Please cover your mouth when you cough, especially out in public. We were less than a foot apart so I am sure I was definitely exposed to whatever she had.  Now Tessa seems to be sick too, but she is a trooper and still playing strong. (I am hoping too she may get the benefit of some of the antibodies in my breast milk.)  But that's just her personality.  She had a horrible vomiting & diarrhea illness around 18 months old (DH & I caught it afterwards and thought we would need an ambulance to keep us rehydrated, and it was all we could do to lie in bed and not moan).  But Tessa would throw up, play, throw up, play, throw up, and go right back to playing.  By the way, let me mention that was one of the huge perks of extended BF'ing (not the BF'ing while I was sick, of course) but the fact that Tessa refused to eat most everything and couldn't keep down water or juice either, but she kept down the BM.  Until she recovered completely, she mostly went back to just nursing for nutrition.  It was almost like nursing a newborn again.