Everyone is feeling much better. We're all fever free. Minor coughs are still hanging around. No vomiting though! Kylee is now working on 2 teeth so she's cranky, has some minor diarrhea, and just wants to cuddle with her mama when she's not running around or playing. Will be back to regular blogging tomorrow. I can't wait! I've got 2 posts in mind and I'm just trying to pick which one I want to write up first! Hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
This has been a sick house since last Sunday! It started out with Kylee having a 103.2 fever and her not wanting to eat much. Then that turned into diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, sneezing, runny nose..and just a very sick little girl. After a trip in to see the doctor we were told it was viral and it just needed to run it's course. Of course on that very same day.. me and Tim started feeling sick. Wonderful... so now it's Sunday again. We're all still sick and it stinks because this was Omaha's first sunshine filled morning and afternoon in WEEKS! And us? Well we were stuck inside. On a good note though I have discovered that some vapor rub on the bottom of Kylee's feet and a humidifier next to her crib do wonders!! She was getting up 2-3 times a night or more due to her cough being soooo bad. Last night? She slept a solid 13 hours AND took a 2 hour nap today! It was A-MAZ-ING! So hopefully in the next few days we will ALL be feeling better. (Just in time for the next snowfall.....)
Saturday, January 23, 2010
The winner for the "One ROCKIN' GREEN Giveaway" is... #110 Jessica said... "follow your blog"
The winner has been contacted and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn. Thank to everyone who entered!!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
So we were lucky enough to win a Buddy Tops from Jessica's blog giveaway in December. I was soooo thrilled because Kylee LOVES to wear hats! (Mostly her daddy's football ones!) So we had to pick which animal we would like. We chose Ah Wah the adventurous Panda! "Ah Wah comes from a far away land to make new pals, so make sure you take him out to meet all your friends! It's always an exciting adventure whenever you're with this world-traveling Buddytop!" That was taken from the Buddy Tops website and I couldn't agree more! We just got it in the mail today and Kylee has not removed it from her head. She's been running around and laughing and we even played hide-n-seek in her bedroom while she was wearing her Ah Wah panda hat! She hid on the side of her crib which made her looked like she was caged in! (I dont love seeing a caged animal... but when it's my child in a SUPER cute animal hat..it's sooo picture worthy!) Enjoy! And I'm guessing you should probably head on over to Buddy Tops and get one. ASAP! You won't regret it!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I have been cloth diapering for about 8 months now. Originally it was something I started doing to save money. Then, I started learning more and more about cloth diapering and I was happy to be helping out the environment! I also began noticing that my daughter was having less and less issues with diaper rash. I don't know about you but I can't imagine that a nagging rash on the bum would feel very good so I bet my daughter is also glad we made the switch! Anyways..I had my cloth diapers..but what was I supposed to wash them in? That's when I was told about the amazing Rockin' Green Soap which is made with our precious babies in mind.
Rockin' Green Soap is made of safe, natural, phosphate free ingredients, which are good for the planet, and is great for our precious babies! (And even for us adults!) What is the best part to me? That it is TOTALLY safe for cloth diapers. It has been designed and perfected to get the YUCK out of our diapers (and clothes) and leave everything smelling fresh and clean. Even better is the fact that Rockin' Green is a dye free detergent with no fillers, enzymes, or optical brighteners! It is an easy rinsing formula and is great for all water types.
Rockin' Green comes in sooo many great scents. My personal favorite is Cherry Almond and I've had many bags of this wonderful smell taking home in my laundry room cupboards. I was also quite the fan of the seasonal scent Pumpkin Crunch! That's another great thing about Rockin' Green ... you get a couple of new scents for every season! Who can complain about that? Not me!
For my cloth diapering moms and dads out there..
How many times have you been SO frustrated because you've got the dreaded "stink issue" ??
How many times have you been ready to toss out a diaper because it's badly stained ??
How many of you love keeping your diapers looking fresh and as new as possible ??
I'm telling you.. ROCKIN' GREEN is the way to go!! I've battled my fair share of "stink issues"...I've been plagued with the ammonia stinks..and I have had more stained diapers than I care to talk about. For the minor issues all I had to do was a good 1-2 hour hot soak in the washing machine with Rockin' Green and all was solved. (For more stubborn issues I will give a good long soak overnight.) Since using Rockin' Green my diapers retain so much more of their color and vibrancy than when I've used other detergents. I cannot recommend this detergent anymore. I can say though.. you will NOT be disappointed and you will NOT want to use any other soap!
SO...what was the point of this post? The point of all this informative rambling? WELL... the lovely Kim, who is the fabulous creator of Rockin' Green, is offering one of my amazing readers a chance to win their very own bag of ROCKIN' GREEN (which is good for 45 loads if you use a top loaded and 90 loads if you use a toploader). How great is that??! So how do you enter to win? Well, listen up folks...
While only one person can win this giveaway.. you can all be the proud owners of your own Rockin' Green by purchasing a sample bag for $2.50, a 45/90 load bag for $13.95, or a 90/180 load bag for $22.95! The hard problem will be choosing which scent to get!
One ROCKIN' GREEN giveaway ends Saturday, January 23rd at 10:00PM .(CST). I will use random.org to determine the winner and notify the winner via email. The winner will also also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So since the roads are covered in snow, ice, and other craptasticness (what a word!)...me and Kylee are still indoors. In our pajamas. Finding ways to stay entertained. I decided today was the perfect day in the ice cold tundra to make... Banana Muffins!! So I headed on over to Cat Can Cook and snagged up the perfect recipe and headed to the kitchen. Kylee was very excited for this because she got to cross over the gate to get into the kitchen which pretty much never happens! We washed our hands and set to work. I had already measured things and set them out. Life with a 13 month old requires preparation and planning. Let me just say... it was a BLAST! Kylee actually helped a lot! She put in flour and helped mix and stir. She also laughed when I was cracking the egg. Silly girl! The muffins turned out great and we each enjoyed one with a nice cold glass of milk!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
What's that you ask?
Why is my Christmas post so late?
Well...that's a good question.
Answer is... I've been a slacker. A very big slacker.
Well Christmas has come and gone. (As well as New Year's Day for that matter). And I just thought I would throw up some pictures and tell you all about our holidays. (Or lack of).
This was the first Christmas in my entire life that was not spent with family. Mother Nature decided to drop
assloads quite a large amount of snow on us during the holidays. It started with some rain a couple of days before Christmas... yes.. RAIN! Then it snowed. And snowed. And..well..you get the picture. Thursday it snowed. Friday it snowed. Saturday it snowed a little more. Then it was done. What was the end result? Tons of snow, impassable streets, 5 foot snow drifts, and us. Trapped in the house.
So while our Christmas was pretty uneventful (Other than the amazing joy I felt watching my beautiful baby girl get so much enjoyment out of opening her packages to find awesome gifts.) I felt SO blessed to be with my family. We were all happy, healthy, and equally pissed at Mother Nature. What else could you ask for?
* I did finally venture out Saturday night to run to the store. It was pure craziness on the streets. Lesson learned*
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
So..there are few things in this world that irk me. I lie. There are a lot of things in this world that irk me. I just try not to let it show. But one thing that just drives me up and back down a wall is when people drop the word 'retarded' ever so casually. It's a terrible word. People who say it should feel terrible for saying it. It's just as terrible as a lot of other derogatory words out there that people get chastised for saying. I've been involved in some aspect with special needs people my entire life. As far back as I can remember anyways. I'm not going to put you on display for all to tar and feather you. But I will ask you to refrain from saying it around me. Don't text it to me...type it to me..or sing it to me. But really.. why would you sing it to me? That would make you an even bigger asshat! (Thanks Megan for the word usage). Please just take into consideration the feelings of the millions of people in this world who are affected with any kind of disability. Sound good?