Wednesday, December 29, 2010
About a week ago, I was looking for some really cute headbands online and came upon this company MooGClips. MooGClips has been selling hair clips, headbands, hair gift sets, hair bows and many more since the MooGClips owner's daughter was nine months old. When her daughter was nine months old, she did not have any hair, but Mommy still wanted her daughter to wear hair clips. As soon as her daughter began to grow hair, she began looking for cute, affordable hair clips and found none.
This is the time MooGClips was created. These hair clips are made for infants, babies, toddlers, little girls and Mommy's too. Right now, you can look at over 100 different ribbon choices and ribbon styles are constantly being added to the website and her many stores.
These are the headbands I purchased for my twins, Fuschia/Fuschia, and they love them. These headbands, or bands, are easy to put on, take off too. This head band is skinny and the flower is made from chiffon. This particular headband color is brand new too. Here are some photos of my twins wearing these adorable, and affordable, headbands.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
When to go to see my parents and family for Christmas next week, I will have to either pack the shirts or have my twins wear them. Of course, this all depends on the weather. I keep hearing and seeing online the SoCal weather is going to be in the 80's. Goodness. how sweet it is to live in SoCal, compared to NorCal weather.
The cookies we had made were Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Hershey's Kiss Cookies, Carmel Apple Cookies (from my twins fundraiser) and one of my favorite cookies Magic Cookies Bars. When my hubbt saw I was giving away all the Peanut Buter Cookies, he was sad. So, I will have to make some more.
Anyway, our neighbors loved seeing my twins and my walking up to their doorstep, ringing the doorbell or knocking their door and saying, "Merry Christmas!". Everyone I know loves homemade cookies and our neighbors are no different.
This was the second year my twins and I walked around our block and gave our neighbors Christmas Cookies.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Before my twins got home from school, I made the cookie dough. One less cookie making step, with my twins, is so much better. And oh, my twins love baking cookies from the beginning to end.
Once my twins were home from school, they took off their rain jackets, their shoes and showed me all the Christmas crafts they made today. They loved going to school in their pajamas. I had them wear their pink Hello Kitty pajamas Nana and Papa gave them for their birthday.
After my twins not only took of their jackets and shoes, they put on their Disney Costumes...again. A repeat from yesterday that is. Oh, they just look so cute in their costumes and especially cute making Peanut Butter Cookies in their costumes.
Making Christmas, Peanut Butter, Cookies is the reason they did not take their daily afternoon naps. This is how they came to fall asleep after eating their dinner and watching Golden Films Beauty and the Beast on On Demand.
Monday, December 13, 2010
In the last two days, Twin A and Twin B have been obsessed with their princess costumes. Twin wanted Snow White and Twin B wanted Belle. Over these last two days, I have been trying to get some good photos of them wearing their costumes, but they have been moving around so much, the photo ops have not been attainable.
Twin A walks around the home and talks about being a princess. When she gets home from school, she has to slip on her Snow White costume, same as Twin B slipping on her Belle costume. Today, Twin B wanted Mommy to wear her Halloween costume. For Halloween, I wore one of the dresses the character Elizabeth wore in Pirates of the Caribbean. Well, I said, "No, I don't think so honey. Even though you call me a Queen, I will stay in my clothes. But you and sissy can dress up. I know you live dressing up sweetie."
My twins go through phases, I wonder how long this will last. However long it lasts, at least it is keeping them occupied. My twins have two more Disney custom's which they put on their "animals" and then they play in their "castle tent". Actually, I have purchased two of these tents, but they were not interested in both of them. So now I have the other one in its bag and ready to sell if anyone wants it. The tent is in perfect condition, honestly.
Aside from the tent not being used, my precious twins love role playing, especially if it has anything to do with being a princess.
Tomorrow though, my twins, yes both will be going to school, will be wearing their pajama's to class. Oh, they love this idea. They have to wear their pajama's with socks and tennis shoes. I will be having them wear one of their favorite sets of pajama's tomorrow.
On Wednesday, my twins are supposed to bring Holiday(Christmas Grams) to school. I have no idea what this is. I am supposing they are cards for their friends. I will see if I can find any online or email their teacher.
On Thursday, they have to wear socks, any pair of socks will do.
On Friday, they have to wear Red and Green. Well, if I have these colors, they will wear them for sure.
Wow, this does bring back memories from my grade school days. It was fun having spirit week in grade school and high school too.
Just like last week with Twin A, I had Twin B sitting in Mommy's bed, watching her cartoons and writing out her letters for practice on the dry erase paper I got at a mass retailer two months ago.
When Twin A came home from school, like Twin B, I fed her the same lunch, except at our dining table and not on Mommy's bed. After she finished her lunch, she went into Mommy's room to watch this Beauty and the Beast (Golden Films) movie with here sister.
The only problem was, Twin A would not stop arguing with Twin B. She was being a smart alic, I told her to knock it off or to her room she would go. Well, she must have wanted to go to her because that is where she went.
As Daddy was leaving for work, he went into the rooms to see what they were doing and guess what, they were sleeping. Yeah! It is about time. I kept telling Twin B she needs sleep to get better and go back to school.
This was my morning and mid afternoon...it is a good thing, well not really good, that my twins were sick separately.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Honestly, it is quite irritating. They talk, mainly, just to hear their voices. I am not sure about your twins, or singletons, but my twins do not stop talking until they are asleep at night, or take an afternoon nap.
Even when my twins are sick, they talking and running around the home, continues. They do not know the meaning of sitting still, laying down and resting. Especially when they are sick. Finding ways to get my twins to stop talking is a full time job. Is getting your twins, or singletons, to stop talking a full time job as well?
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The portable storage sheds are another type of shed you can take on the road with you as well. These portable storage sheds are big enough to fit a motorcycle, vehicle or boat under. Along with their different sizes, these portable storage sheds are made from the Canopy Hut standard or heavy duty materials. With the standard materials, the cover, front and back panels and frame have a 1 year warranty. The heavy duty materials, the cover has a 10 year warranty, while the front and back panels and frame have a three year warranty. Whether you purchase the standard or heavy duty portable storage shed, you will be amazed at the quality of these canopies.
This summer, as I went to one of my local lakes, all I saw down the beach were pop up tents . The pop up tents come in various sizes and prices. There are some pop up tents that come with or without mesh sidewalls. The mesh sidewalls are an excellent way to keep an insects out of your tent. Whether you live in an area where there are a lot of insects, or not, these mesh sidewalls are a must have on your pop up tent.
Once the weather turns warm and you find yourself outdoors again, the best way to protect yourself and your food is with these canopies. Nothing says, "I love you" more than setting up a canopy for your family and friends in warm or hot weather.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Two years ago, on this twins clothing website, I purchased the same T Shirt for my twins. This year, as I looked at the prices of the T Shirts, I decided to make them myself. At the same mass retailer I purchased the T Shirts, I also purchased the clear rhinestones for my twins T Shirts.
To make the rhinestone T Shirts, I just followed the directions on the back of the rhinestone package. Well, I did change something. Instead of turning my T's inside out, I placed a white handkerchief over the rhinestones. I have found this works just as well as turning my T's inside out. This way also prevents the rhinestones from falling off.
Here are photos of how I went about making these "Merry Twinsmas" T's for my twin girls.
1st Step: Cut letters needed for T shirt with Scissors.
2nd Step: With letters, place them on T Shirt
as you want each word to read. Remove the black, backside,
of each letter and place sticky letters where needed
on T shirt.
3rd Step: Turn T shirt inside out; or place white
handkerchief over each word, rub iron over each word
for 10 seconds. Do not over heat letters as the letters
will ruin their stickiness.
4th Step: Once the letters are attached to the T shirt
turn T Shirt right side in. This is what the T Shirt
will look like. Now, touch each letter to see if each letter
is attached to the material.
5th Step: This is what the final product, or T Shirt
will look like.
These T shirts are fun to make, if you have time. They only take thirty minutes to an hour to complete, depending on how many you are making. Since I made two, it took me an hour to make.
When you look online at the EventSetter, all you have to do is scroll through the website, in whatever city or state where your particular event will be held. The EventSetter is worldwide too. Events can be set in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Italy, Canada, Australia and many other countries.
Not only can you look for events, you can post events, look at virtual events, a directory and post virtual events as well. Depending on what city, state or country you live in, all you have to do is log in to the EventSetter and type in all the information for your event. It is that easy. Then, send the link from EventSetter to your employees, family and or friends. If they want to attend, all they have to do is click on that particular event, call the person planning that event, tell them you want to attend and drive to that event. That too is easy.
Right now, in Orange County , California, there are many events scheduled in cities such as San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, an Anaheim (Orange County) Job Fair, Performing Events at the Little Theatre, University Art Gallery, Claire Trevor Theatre, Irvine Barclay Theatre and so much more.
So, whatever event you want to set or attend, all you have to do is look here at EventSetter. Now, it is all at your fingertips and so easy to share with family and friends. The best thing is, it is free to plan an event or look for an event to attend.
Many of us will be taking the kids and the car on a road trip this winter to visit family and friends for the holidays. Being busy now is no excuse to be caught unprepared on the road in freezing temperatures later. Here are few tips to keep your holiday traveling safe and drama-free.
Prepare the Vehicle
·Not everyone will be traveling in sub-zero temperatures this winter, but it’s still a good idea to prepare for the worst (and hope for the best). Temperatures tend to plummet when the sun goes down, so be sure to pack a few extra blankets, snacks, and water for the kids. See if the antifreeze, battery, brakes, exhaust, heaters, and oil are up to snuff a few days in advance so you can make last-minute repairs in time. Replace your tires now if they’re worn, and fill your windshield wiper fluid with cold-weather fluid.
·Keep in mind that not all gas stations are open when you need them—say, on Christmas Eve. Make sure you have at least half a tank of gas at any point in time, even when you’ve reached your destination.
·Prep the car with up-to-date roadmaps (or install the latest updates on your GPS, but don’t rely on it too much; service isn’t dependable) and a spare set of directions from GoogleMaps or MapQuest.
·Watch the weather a day or two in advance. Stuff a tool kit, shovel, and flashlight into your car.
·If you get caught in a blizzard, pull off the highway and turn on your hazard lights. Watch for snowplows and emergency road crews. Stay inside the car but don’t keep it running. Instead, run the heat and the engine for 10 minutes every hour to conserve gas (remember that half-tank rule?). Use the blankets, snacks, and water you packed to stay warm and avoid dehydration. If you do go outside, keep an eye out for symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite (shivering, exhaustion, no feeling in extremities including nose, toes, fingers, and earlobes).
Add a few days to the trip—not just as buffer time in case something doesn’t go as planned, but to make time for side-trips. Rather than stuffing your kids in the car like horses in a trailer, make the trip itself enjoyable for them by stopping at relatives’ and friends’ houses along the way, or even visiting tourist traps. Many summery establishments—think beach side hotels—have discounts this time of year, so your family could have the beach all to yourselves. Just remember to dress warmly!
Monday, December 6, 2010
There are Jute Rugs which come in Andres Brown, Andres Natural, Gobi Hand Spun and many more. The Jute Rugs are made from the oldest and most versatile materials. Jute Rugs are soft under your feet and are all natural. If you have never owned a Jute Rug, it is good to know they are known for their strength, while also being elegant as well.
These Jute Rugs come in sizes as small at 4" x 6" and as large as 8" x 10". For whatever area you want to add some flare to, there will be a size you need and to your liking.
As wonderful as Juke Rugs are, in and of themselves, you can also look at these Bamboo Rugs . If your home is decorated in a tropical or beach theme, these bamboo rugs are what you will want as well. There are round, square and roll up Bamboo Rugs. They come in a variety of colors and sizes for whatever area they are needed in your home.
If you like shag rugs, well then there is an 8" Round Coffee Bean Bamboo Shag Rug you can look at and various sizes of square Bamboo Shag Rugs as well. Along with these Shag Rugs, there is a 7" Round Villager Coffee Rug. This style rug would be excellent for placing a decorative table on or perfect for your patio table and chairs to sit on too.
Here are some other various Bamboo Rugs you can look at and purchase. There are the Tri-Fold Bamboo Mats, Cobblestone Bamboo Rugs, Villager Coffee Bamboo Rugs and so many more.
Rugs are an excellent home decor item to have in any area of your home, home/office, indoor or outdoor patio.
These picnic baskets come in the colors red, green, navy blue and stripped. Once you are finished using this picnic basket, it easily collapses and can be put away without taking up any space. This is perfect for those who do not have much space or do not want to create too much clutter.
Now, whether you like to BBQ at a park, beach or your home, you can now have all your BBQ needs met in these fully equipped BBQ Sets . Depending on how many BBQ utensils you need, or want, you have over five BBQ Sets to look at. There is an 18-Piece Set, 3-Piece Set and various other sets you can look at right now. As it turns out, people like to BBQ year round, through warm, hot or cool weather. With that said, it is always a good idea to have all the BBQ utensils needed for whatever you decide to BBQ.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Well, as we walked into IHOP and the hostess greeted us, she was in awe of my twins. She said, and this might be a paraphrase, "Are they twins? Yes. Well, they are just beautiful. I have seen many twins and they are not as beautiful as your twins."
My twins and I said, "Thank you so much." My twins and I were grinning from ear to ear. It is nice to hear that about my twins. Normally, it is about their hair and hair color, but hardly about their physical appearance.
Anyway, once seated, we waited for our waitress and ordered from the menu's. Our twins got, as always, chicken strips, Daddy got breakfast and I got soup/half turkey sandwich.
We all had a great time, even though, as always, our twins had "ants in their pants"..
Once Daddy assembled our tree, with lights attached, Mommy, that is me, brought in all my decorations. The decorations I have have come from my Mom and ones I have purchased as well. Normally, I receive one or two new ones each year from my Mom. This is a tradition from the both of us.
Anyway, here are photos of my twins trimming our tree. They look so cute and I had them trim the tree all by themselves while I took these photos of them.
My twins had a ball trimming the tree, all by themselves, fighting and all..
Friday, December 3, 2010
This solution is excellent for rinsing, heat disinfection and storage of your soft contact lenses.
If you happen to be an eye patient with a history of sensitivity to such chemicals as Thimerosal, chlorhexidine or other substances present in preserved saline solutions, this is the saline solution you need. Many saline solutions have a burning sensation in the eyes, not this Sterile Saline Solution. In fact, this is excellent for for dry eyes. Having dry is not fun at all. Especially as the dryness progresses through the day. This is why it is important to have this Sterile Saline Solution on hand, at all times. Now, your eyes will no longer feel the sting and uncomfortableness of those chemicals in your eyes. The Sterile Saline Solution comes in a 12FL OZ of sterile. This 12 FL OZ can is buffered and contains the ingredients of isotonic saline solution, sodium chloride, boric acid, and sodium borate with a pH balance to match natural tears.
Finally, your eyes will feel much more healthy and this is the only way to keep your eyes healthy forevermore. In fact, if your eye or eyes happen to be wounded, you can now use a Wound Wash Saline. This is great for everyday scrapes and burns too. In an instant, this solution will flush out whatever is hurting or bugging your eye or eyes with it's gentle and effectiveness. The best thing about this solution is, it is preservative and drug free. The last thing you need in your eyes is a solution with preservatives and drugs.
So now, your eyes will be happy and healthy forevermore.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.
Every since a Pier 1 opened in my city, I have loved it. Everything about this store excites me. Especially during Christmas time. All the Christmas decor and everyday products and gifts are not only fun to look at, but purchase as well. All year long, I look forward to holiday entertaining and purchasing the awesome Pier 1 Christmas candles, dining plates, glasses, tablewear, table centerpieces and so much more.
Right now, I am looking for a table runner for Christmas and have found two on the Pier 1 website I really like, One table runner is gold, down the center, with red jewels coming to a point at the end, while the other table runner is green, down the center, with three Christmas trees at each end of the runner. They are both lovely, but I prefer the gold table runner. This table runner is exactly what I need to complete my dining table look.
If you are looking for a new Christmas Tree topper, this year Pier 1 has an amazing Silver Star Tree Topper with a glitter finish. Speaking of a Christmas tree topper, how about all the Christmas tree ornaments. There are a variety of ornaments such as candy canes, sea creatures, disco balls, glitter snow flakes and so much more.
Hanging flags outside the front door is still popular. So, if you happen to have a flag pole, there is the Santa or Let It Snow Flag you can hang outside for all your family and friends to see.
When it comes to Pier 1, I think of flare and glitter. I mean, I love the little decor items I can sit on a table or dresser drawer. There are so many items at Pier 1 to give your home that style you have always wanted to share with family and friends.
If you are looking for clearance items, say from Thanksgiving, you can look at the Fall Leaves Wreath, an Artifical Sugared Fruit Mix in a box, Pumpkin and Leaves Votive Holders and even summertime items which are on clearance now.
Right now is the perfect time to walk into your Pier 1 Imports store on visit them online. If you wait too long, what you really want will be taken.
Monday, November 29, 2010
This new juice by Welch's is made from 100% Juice-no sugar added, 260% daily value of the antioxidant vitamin C – 2x the vitamin C of the leading OJ and is a good source of calcium.
If you love drinking juice in the morning, but are not a fan of all that added sugar, this is the only morning juice you need. This Welch's Healthy Start juice will wake you up and get you one your way, naturally.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
The single alphabet art letters, are made with each letter of the alphabet. The art work is signed by the artist, can be framed and matted or unframed.
If the single alphabet art letters are to your liking, there is also the Single Print Name Framed Art Work. These are adorable prints in a variety of colors and animals. The colors range from light blue, yellow, pink to lavender, blue and more. The animals represented on the prints are a hippopotamus, cat, bumble bee, butterfly to elephant, crab and many more. Once you have decided on an animal print, with corresponding color, add your child's name in the spaces available to you.
Finally, there are the Name Frames. The Name Frames are just as adorable as the individual art work, but are combined with letter's to spell our your child's name as hanging art work. Each work of art is hand drawn, then finished on the computer. All art work is created with an acid free matting and archival ink. The frames are made with wood or metal and you can choose between a white or black frame.
Your child's room or play room will not only make these rooms more personal, but more enjoyable to sleep and play in. In fact, your family and friends will ask you were you got the art work as they too will want one for their children too,
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I happened to come across this bedbathstore online and just thought this New Bedding by Textrade was amazing. Don't you just love the look of it! It looks so rich and inviting. As if it is saying, 'come lay on me and feel how luxurious I am'. This new bedding by Textrade is called Crystal Orbit Gold and it is a 7 Piece Comforter Set. Comforter sets are great because it allows you to purchase everything, all at once. This comforter set has a metallic print, is 100% polyester and comes in a Queen and King size.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for something more whimsical or youthful, you must look at the New Bedding by Egyptian Peddler comforters. In fact, the two I was looking at come in two different colors, brown and light blue. The brown and light blue comforter have polka dots on both sides, while the decorative pillows have stripes on them.
These comforter sets have two pillow shams, 1 square cushion, 1 decorative pillow, 1 neck roll, 1 bed skirt, 1 flat and fitted bed sheet and two pillow cases. These adorable comforter sets come in the sizes Queen and King. This comforter set is so fun, you will never want to get out of bed.
Finally, after finding the comforter set you want, check out the New Products by Fun Furnishings. There are some really cute, and functional, kids chairs and rockers. Just as adults have a couch or chair to sit and relax on, children now have their own. The children's couch or chair come in the colors pink or blue. There are also bean bags and other couches and chairs to look at and purchase as well.
From what I recall, I never had products like these to sit on when I was the age of my twins today. It is fun to be a little person today. Just as it is fun to be a little person, it is also fun to be an adult with the many styles of comforter sets to look at and choose from.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Ever since, well even before my twins were born, I was purchasing these cool photo cards. Before my twins, I was just sending out photo Christmas cards of my hubby and myself. Now, I send out photo Christmas cards of the family and of each twin.
This year for our photo Christmas card, I put our Fall Family photo on the card, and two individual photos of my twins holding a gold picture frame. Instead of writing about it, I will show it to you.
The best thing about these photo Christmas cards is, they can be purchased at a low cost. Some of the cards cost from $1.29 and up to $2.39. The fifteen photo Christmas cards I purchased cost me $1.29. The more you purchase, the lower you pay. That means, it pays to purchase more than ten photo cards.
If this is your first time purchasing holiday cards, you can enjoy 20% off your first Cardstore.com purchase. All you have to do is use this code CSHOLIDAY20 at checkout. Now, you can easily make holiday cards for family and friends with this 20%gift given to you.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Then, today at church, my friend said she had the HOT Pink sweaters. I, not my husband or twins, left them at their friends birthday party. My friend daughter and my twins were born on the same day, but a year apart.
Anyway, what a relief! I finally found the cool pink sweaters, right AFTER I had used the gift card from one of my twins GGs, on my side of the family. So now, my twins have two pink sweaters. One in HOT Pink and the other is stripped with two different light pink colors, a hood and zipper.
But hey, they could certainly use two sweaters. The rain jacket I got then, a size 4T, still fits them amazingly. If need be, I will use the rest of the money left on the gift card and purchase two rain jackets...
So yeah for finding the sweaters....
This year, we stood in line with one of our friends from church and her neice, which is my twins age. Once we got up to see Santa, I put both my twins on Santa's lap and the photographer took a photo of them. I too took photos of my twins.
After the photo, I went to take my twins down and Twin "B" said, "You are not real" to Santa, and he said, "I am real, pull my beard." Well, Twin "B" walked over to Daddy, but Twin "A" was still next to Mommy and she pulled on Santa's beard.
It was too funny. I think my twins got that line from watching a Santa movie on TV.
Here are some photos of our day at the Bass Pro Shop.