Saturday, March 9, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Project

It has been forever since I have posted anything!!! I have a new iPad and hope this will encourage me to post more :-)

I am so ready for the summer...for the warm weather and the ability to spend more time with my kids. I am trying to do more fun crafts with the kids on the weekends now, and hope to continue this all summer.

Today we made shamrock window clings. The kids had a great time making them and love that they are hanging on their windows now! They are quick and so easy...and best of all you only need a few supplies!

You will need:
Contact paper (it will be with the shelf lining paper)
Green tissue paper
Glitter (we only had glitter paint)
Any other "green" objects you want

Cut tissue paper into smallish pieces and have the kids place it all over the sticky side of the paper. They can't have too much!!! Add glitter and what ever else you want to your paper. When your kids are finished put a second piece of contact paper on top, sticky sides together. Have the kids press the paper as flat as possible. If you used glitter glue be careful because it might leak through the edges.

Cut out shamrocks of different sizes. If you are as in artistic as I am, print a picture of a shamrock from Microsoft Word and use it as a template. Cut out as many as you can.

Bug was so excited and wanted to count them to see how many he and Monster made.

Stick them to the window and enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Grady!!

I can't believe Grady is 3 today! Happy Birthday Grady!!! We love you so much!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Flooding in Vermont

My family lives in Vermont and was hit hard by Hurricane Irene. Rutland (just down the mountain from my parents) is cut off from the rest of the the state. There are no hevicles going in or out. The road my parents live off has been washed into the river. The road to my sisters house is also washed into the river. I can't imagine how long it is going to take for roads to get rebuild and for life to start moving "normal" again...

The firt clip is the road by my parents house. During the night, the rest of the road washed into the river. I have several friends in the Rutland area and I can't believe all the water in the streets!!!

This is the road to my sisters house...It is crazy to think that I was just driving these roads last month...
Rte7 south

Here is the base lodge at Killington

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thirsties Thursday #13 Giveaway

Thirsties is giving away 2 Thirsties Duo Wraps (in your choice of color and closure) and 2 Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefolds this week for their Thirsties Thursday Giveaway! Hurry and get your entries in now!!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Thirsties Thursday #12 Giveaway

This weeks "Thirsty Thursday Giveaway" is for 2 Duo Fab Fitted Cloth Diapers! Pair them with your favorite Thirsties Duo Wrap or Diaper Cover for amazing protection! There are 8 colors as well as 2 prints to choose from!! Hurry and get your entries in today. Ends 8/24.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

IPad or $500 ?

If you were given the choice, would you pick the I-Pad or the $500? Start thinking because you may be the one that has to make the decision!!! 

Shari Criso is the woman behind the line web show, My Baby Experts. The show has different topics weekly dedicated to helping moms. Some of the topics have included breastfeeding, cloth diapering, vaccines, pregnancy health, and so on. Special guests frequent the show. She also has a Q & A portion on the show where she takes readers questions!!! Check it out!

Click HERE to go directly to the entry form :-)


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Neat and Tidy Cottage Giveaway

Mama B is giving away the Neat and Tidy Cottage by Step 2 to one lucky reader!!!! Hurry and get your entries in now for this AMAZING giveaway! Ends 9/12.

Thirsties Thursday #11 Giveaway

This weeks Thirsty Thursday Giveaway is for a 32oz bottle of the Thirsties Pre Wash and the Thirsties Super Wash!! Hurry and get your entries in now! The giveaway ends 8/17

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sprout Change Giveaway

The Reynolds Mom, along with The Willow Store, is giving away a Sprout Change diaper to one lucky reader. If you have not seen these diapers, you MUST check them out!! They are unlike any other diaper out there because they are reversible!!! Another amazing feature of this diaper is the way they adjust - they have elastic like the FuzziBunz and Charlie Banana diapers. 

Hurry and get your entries in today! This giveaway ends 8/14

Diaper of Your Choice Giveaway

Real Mom Reviews, along with Bum Covered Diapers, is sponsoring an amazing giveaway!! One lucky reader will win their choice of any diaper up to $25!! AMAZING!!! I would pick the new Wild Child print from AppleCheeks if I won!!! What would you pick? Ends 8/9

AppleCheeks Giveaway

Real Mom Reviews is teaming up with Madison Organics to give away an AppleCheeks little bundle!!! Ends 8/12

Bum Genius or a BabyKicks???

Real Mom Reviews is giving one lucky reader the chance to win either a Bum Genius or a BabyKicks diaper from Baby Belle Bottoms. Ends 8/18

Adorable Training Pants Giveaway

The Willow Store is sponsoring a giveaway over at The Nurse Mommy. Enter for your chance to win a pair of training pants! Ends 8/15

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Peach Giveaway - 3 Prizes

Andi from Goodbye Disposable, Hello Cloth is celebrating her 21st birthday with a giveaway!!! Enter for your chance to win one of 3 prizes from Peach. Ends 8/18

First Prize: One Peach Fleece Diaper Cover
Second Prize: One Peach Baby Leggings
Third Prize: $5 Peach Store Credit

$25 GAP Gift Card

Mama B is giving away a $25 gift card to GAP!! Ends 8/17

A Blogtastic Extravaganza: Bums & Beyone GIVEAWAY

Happenings of the Harper Household is holding a HUGE extravaganza giveaway on their blog. The event runs Aug 17-21. Head over to the blog now and get in your extra entries.

What can you win? 
Check out the list of sponsors:
     AppleCheeks: $25 Gift Card
     Crazy Colorful Wools: 4 Nakey/Crazy Scented/Unscented 
               Dryer Balls
     From Blessing Hands: Ring Sling (gender neutral)
     GoGreen Pocket Diapers: Champ 2.0 & wet/dry bag
     Mom 4 Life: 3 Baby Legs (boy/girl/gender neutral)
     Monkey Toe Diapers: Solid Nykibaby One Size 
               Pocket Diaper
     Wee Little Changes: GroVia AIO (boy/girl/neutral)


Hurry and get your extra entries in now :-)

The Little Bee Co Diaper Giveaway

Crazy 4 Fluff is giving away a cloth diaper from The Little Be Co!!! One lucky reader will win a Bee Changed Bamboo diaper in your choice of color! Ends 8/21

Feed Your Stash Friday - Eco Posh Diapers

Diaper Junction is giving away an Eco Posh one size fitted cloth diaper on their blog this week.

Also, check out this great video on using prefolds. This video is great for first time and veteran cloth diaperers (is that even a word?!)

Thirsties Thursday #10 Giveaway

Check out the AMAZING giveaway over at Thirsties this week for their Thirsties Thursday Giveaway!! One lucky reader will win:
2 Duo Wraps
2 Duo Hemp Prefolds
2 Stay Dry Duo Inserts

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lovely Pocket Diaper - Rave Giveaway

Mommy Kat and Kids is giving away one of the new Rave diapers from Lovely Pocket Diapers to one lucky reader. Ends 8/7 (click on their name to go to the giveaway)

Sunshine Kids Car Seat Giveaway

Mama B is giving away a Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL car seat on her blog!!! Ends 8/22

Friday, July 29, 2011

Giveaways at Happenings of the Harper Household

Check out these AMAZING giveaways going on over at Happenings of the Harper Household:

BumGenius Artist Series Diaper - Ends 8/1
Kidorable Umbrella - Ends 8/1
Educational Insights Bean Bag Sets - Ends 8/5
Thirty-One Organizing Utility Tote - Ends 8/15

Bummis Prize Pack Giveaway!!

Diaper Junction (for Feed Your Stash Friday) is giving away one Bummis Basic Pack Cloth Diaper Kit (3 prefolds and one wrap) and one Bummis Fabulous Wetbag to one lucky reader!! The giveaway ends 8/3.

Nervous about using prefolds? Interested in learning new folding techniques? Check out this great video from Diaper Junction!

Thirsties Thursday #9 Giveaway

"Thirsties Thursday Giveaway" #9 includes 2 Thirsties Duo Diapers!!! Check out their blog (click here) for your chance win!!! Ends 8/3

Friday, July 22, 2011

TinyTush Print Diaper Giveaway

29 Diapers is giving away one of the new prints from Tiny Tush to one lucky reader!!! Ends July 24.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #7

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #7 includes 1 Duo Wrap and 2 Duo Hemp Prefolds!! This giveaway ends July 20. Hurry and get your entries in now :-)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

FuzziBunz Spearmint Giveaway!!

Diaper Junction (for Feed Your Stash Friday) is giving away the new FuzziBunz Spearmint diaper and a FuzziBunz hanging bag to one lucky reader!! The giveaway ends 7/13.

Are you interested in how to adjust your FuzziBunz? Check out this great video from Diaper Junction!

Bummis Swimmi Giveaway

Happenings of the Harper Household is giving away a Bummis swim diaper to one lucky reader. The winner gets to pick their size and color/print! Ends 7/15!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lovely Pocket Diaper Giveaway

The Nurse Mommy is giving away a clothdiaper from Lovely Pocket Diapers!!! Ends July 13th!

Thirsties Thursday #5 Giveaway

Thirsties Thursday Giveaway #5 is for a 6 pack of fab wipes, a deluxe diaper duffel, and a deluxe pail liner!!! Hurry, ends July 6th.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blissful Booty Giveaway!!

Crazy 4 Fluff is giving away a Blissful Booty Diaper and 10 wipes to one lucky reader! Ends July 1

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thirsties Thursday #4 Giveaway

Thirsties Thursday giveaway #4 is for Pre-Wash and Super-Wash!!! There are 6 easy ways to enter!!! Ends June 29

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

EnviBum Giveaway!

The Nurse Mommy is giving away a EnviBum to one lucky reader! Check out the blog and enter for your chance to win. The giveaway ends June 30.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Newly Crunchy Mama of 3 is having a birthday bash!! Enter to win 3 amazing prize pack.

Prize 1 - All About Mommy ($550 value!!)
Prize 2 - All About Baby ($400 value!!!)
Prize 3 - All About the Home ($265 value!!)

Giveaway ENDS June 30

Rumparooz Wet Bag Giveaway!!!

Newly Crunchy Mama of 3 is giving away a Rumparooz wet bag compliments of Earthy Crunchy Mama. Ends July 3.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thirsties Thursday #3 Giveaway

Thirsties is giving away a Duo Wrap and 2 Duo Hemp Prefolds this week for their "Thirsties Thursday" giveaway. Check them out for your chance to win!! Ends June 22

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Formula Mom Reviews and Giveaways!!!

Check out Formula Mom for some AMAZING giveaways this month!!

Fuzzi Bunz - Ends June 16
Best Bottom - Ends June 17
Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted and Duo Warp - Ends June 18
Wallypop Diaper - Ends June 19
AMP Diaper - ends June 20
itti bitti bitti b'lish Diaper- Ends June 21
Mother-Ease Diaper - Ends June 22
EnviBum - Ends June 23
MiniMaestro Diaper - Ends June 24
Lovely Pocket Diaper - Ends June 25
Sprout Change Reversible Cloth Diaper - Ends June 26
Rockin Green Laundry Soap - Ends June 27

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I am finally done! My students are finishing up finals, grades are entered, my room is packed, and I have one foot out the door. This year has gone by both fast and slow. Usually the end of the year is bitter sweet, but this year I am so thankful it is over!

I won't miss all of the drama in the department, or the teenage drama that freshman ALWAYS have! I definitely won't miss having to pump in my classroom while trying to eat, grade papers, answer emails, and relax all at the same time. I also won't miss having to get up at 5am every morning just so I can be out of the house by 7. I am sure my 2 kids won't miss hearing "Hurry up, we are running SO late!!!"

Don't' get me wrong...I love teaching...I just really enjoy my summers off!

I plan on spending my summer outside with my 2 amazing monsters. Our pool is ready to blow up and fill with water, our small play set has been cleaned, and the basketball hoop has been set up (by that I mean bring it out of the basement).

I am also looking forward to improving my sewing skills (ok, so I have made a few cloth wipes so far...) and make clothes for Daily. I have tons of fabric, and can't wait to get started. I promise to post pictures when I finish them :-)

I also hope to increase my cloth diaper stash this summer. I plan on entering as many giveaways as I can find, and see how many items I can win. I have won 2 different diapers in the 2 months I have been entering, and I LOVE both diapers I have won so far. I feel this is one of the best ways to try out different diapers. I plan on buying more of the diapers I won! Check my blog often, as I will be posing all the giveaways I enter here (currently they are on my main page, but I will be moving them to my giveaway tab soon.)

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read this, and I hope you come back soon to see what else I have to say :-)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New to the blog world

I am exciting about sharing my adventures of raising 2 kids with anyone who will listen. I have taken on some interesting challenges with my second child, and am loving every minute of it! I hope you come back soon!