Monday, April 26, 2010


I about to lose it here in Glendale with my internet so no lovely pictures of Rylee choosing the winner (yes, I had to do it old fashion way since I was NOT about to pay $5.00 for, no fancy updated blog...just the name of the winner of my giveaway! So boring I know....but Paul is going out tomorrow to buy me a new router (and maybe a stove/oven too, but that's a WHOLE different story, ha!)
WINNER of the $25.00 Build-A-Bear gift card is....KARISSA! Congrats Karissa! I am sure Kai and Leila will have a ball making a stuffed animal! I have a coupon for you too so email me your address and I will get those sent over!
Thanks to everyone who participated.....I had so much fun doing this that once my internet is back up and ready to go and I am going to do another one! (You have to admit....gotta LOVE my giveaways since you have a pretty darn good chance of winning here. 1/23 was some good odds if you ask me!) So check back soon and I am off to think of what to giveaway next!

Friday, April 16, 2010

It's Giveaway Time! (Finally!)

Okay, so I am not super-blogger by any means but I was set to get this going on Tuesday! If there is one thing I miss about Mesa it was that my Internet was all set up and ready to go EVERY time I sat down at the computer. Here in Glendale...not so much! (Ok,Ok...there are plenty more things I miss in Mesa including my mom, Paul's family and of course Matta's!) My Internet has been in, out, and selectively working on certain computers but I am finally ready for my big first Giveaway! I feel like it's something anyone could use so that's why I am so excited about it! So after taking a computer to school, downloading the pictures there and now back at home. I am ready to post! (Yay!)
I am SUPER excited about this giveaway! Not only is it my first giveaway, is a super cute one in fact! I was asked by Build-A-Bear to do a review on their new graduation bear! I chose to have a bear monogrammed for my good friend, Mel's daughter, Megan! She is graduating 8th grade in May from Ss. Simon and Jude (which just happens to be an Alma Mater of mine too!) If you know someone graduating soon, you just have to get a bear for this person! Jayme over at Build-A-Bear was "PAWESOME" to work with! (Customer Service at it's finest!) I just gave him all the information regarding what the school colors were, her name, school name and where to send the bear to and 1 week later...this cute thang should up at my door step! How cute is that?

And what I loved the came with a bag of different color tassels that are interchangeable. I chose green since SSJ's colors are green and yellow and the monogramming was in yellow so I thought green would compliment it well! I am hoping Megan just loves this bear as much as I did and it will be something she can treasure forever with memories of her school! Build-A-Bear did SUCH a great job meeting the needs of all graduates with all their color options and easy ordering! Miss Rylee Rose will surely be getting one of these for her graduation down the road (In 12 years! ha!)

And of course this little munchkin couldn't take her little "paws" off the dang thing until I agreed to take a picture of her with it! (Mel and Megan, I promise her "paws" were clean and it's been safe in the box ever since!)

So if you would like a chance to win a $25 gift card to Build-A-Bear, enter my giveaway and you too could be shopping for some cuteness! You do have to be a U.S. Resident to win and please make sure your profile is public or you leave your email in the comment. I will notify the winner via email and also post it on my blog. The giveaway will end on April 23, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. (Arizona time). No better way to end my birthday than to give away a gift!! :o)

Ways to enter the giveaway:
1. Leave a comment on my blog.
2. Blog about this on your own blog!
3. Follow Build-A-Bear on twitter.
4. Follow Build-A-Bear on Facebook.

Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry. Good Luck!

Disclosure: Build-A-Bear Workshop has sponsored this giveaway by providing a $25.oo gift card to the winner and Megan's graduation bear! :o)

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Well I downloaded some pictures from the past couple weeks so this will be a busy picture post! We are all moved but not boxes are unpacked yet. We are waiting for a weekend where we can anchor the furniture to the walls since the carpet is making it somewhat unstable. After that...we should be good to go! Also...make sure you come back to my blog for a GIVEAWAY! Yup, my small little blog did a review and now gets to do a giveaway! So excited!!
The week before Easter, we went up to Las Sendas for an Easter egg hunt! It was Rylee's first time looking for eggs and she did well! There were tons of kids so it was hard to get her moving past them, but it was super fun!
Rylee getting ready to get those eggs!

She found one!(I think she found 4 all together, A for effort!)

MELT my heart! I don't think I could love her more!

Easter Sunday, we had a fun, busy day! We started off at my mom's for lunch and an Easter egg hunt(which because of Calli's and my crazy drive there, I didn't get any pictures!) Then off we went to Paul's brother's house for another egg hunt and dinner. We definitely were full after a delicious lunch and dinner.

I am sure Paul is hoping that I choose green or blue for next Easter! Ha!

Rylee posing after the egg hunt at David and Brandee's!


So proud of herself for turning on the Easter Bunny that giggles!

Then just last night we went to a birthday party for Amy who turned the BIG 4-0!!! A friend's son, Ben, was there and is turning one on Saturday. Rylee just LOVED Ben and they gave each other hugs and kisses! I just had to take pictures just in case one day they actually do date and get married. How CUTE!

Don't forget to check back sometime this week for my first ever GIVEAWAY!