Monthly Archive:: June 2011


Freedom #Giveaway Hop ~ 3 Books (US/CAN) ~ Closed

** This post will remain at the top until this giveaway event is over. Please scroll down for other new posts! ** Welcome to the Freedom Giveaway Hop hosted by I am a Reader Not a Writer and Simply Stacie.  From June 30 at 11pm (Cst) – July 7 at 11:01pm (Cst), we invite


A Better World by ToonUps {Facebook Game Review} #Play4Good

I’ve played a lot of games in my life: board, video, social… they provide entertainment.  It’s why I play! Games provide something to do to pass the time and relax.  I can’t tell you how adamant I was almost two years ago that I wouldn’t play “Facebook Games.”  Then I tried a few.  I


A Quick Look at BRAVE from Disney-Pixar

I got to see the trailer for Brave in 3D at the Cars 2 screening.  I must tell you, I was impressed with how it looked.  At times, both my husband and I forgot it was animated.  The grass looked so life like.  The hair movement was impressive.  It’s a movie I’m


Pumping is Hard Work #breastfeeding

I’n happy to say my daughter has been nursing for 8 months. This has taken work to maintain, but she’s been nearly exclusively fed at the breast this whole time. So what does that have to do with pumping, you ask? Well, it means I don’t pump often so when I take


Going to the Chapel ~ Honeymoon #Giveaway ~ $30 EdenFantasys GC (WW) – Closed

Welcome to the Going to the Chapel Giveaway event hosted by Shopping for Savings.  From June 30 at 12:01am (Est) – July 2 at 11:59pm (Est), we invite you to visit each participating blog where you will find many giveaways to help you enjoy the road to marriage! We decided to offer a


What’d You Win? June Edition With Linky

I like to share each month what I’ve won since I loooove giveaways!  So, I teamed up with Sometimes You Win to host a new monthly feature called “What’d you Win?” Here’s the deal, every last Wednesday of the month we will be posting about all of our awesome wins for that


Day Out With Thomas ~ Lots of Fun for Kids and Parents!

On Sunday we all went to a Day Out With Thomas at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Brian, Rissa, and I got up a bit earlier than usual for a Sunday, finished packing up and headed over to meet up with my brother-in-law, his wife, and their two boys


Why I’m Not Winning Mom of the Year

Some days I think I’m an awesome mom.  I take care of my little girl – she’s clothed, fed, clean (usually), and has frequent diaper changes.  I breastfeed.  I cloth diaper. While I may do those things, it doesn’t mean I’m perfect.  I’m not even close to perfect. My house.. is a


Featured ~ Take Over Tuesday ~ Facebook Hop

I’m the featured guest co-host for this week’s Take Over Tuesday, which is focusing on Facebook this week! Head on over to the link up at The Thrifty Things!


Weekly Winners (6/20-6/26) Including Blog Bash!

Tropical Traditions All Purpose Cleaner – 223 entries! Congrats to Jessica Edwards!* itti bitti tutto – 970 entries! Congrats to Ashley R!* Chicken Soup for the Soul – 31 entries


Playtex Drop Ins Premium Nursers #Giveaway Closed

Baby girl hasn’t used many bottles and is now refusing to use them even while I’m gone, so I didn’t feel I could provide an adequate review of the Playtex Drop Ins bottle system.  However, after reading more about them and watching a video demo, I think these look like great bottles


Going to the Chapel Giveaway Blog Hop ~ Coming Soon!

I’m excited to announce that Tales From the Nursery will be part of the Going to the Chapel Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Shopping for Savings. I figure we are a fit considering the old rhyme: First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes the baby in the baby carriage! Okay, so


Brilliance in a Bottle Sweepstakes and Dr. Jana’s Tips for Feeding Newborns

{I wanted to share these tips with you from Dr. Laura Jana and this big sweepstakes on behalf of Playtex.  I was not compensated for this post.  I thought many of you would be interested in this!} DR. LAURA JANA’S EXPERT TIPS FOR FEEDING YOUR NEWBORNNew parents are filled with joy and


#Giveaway Gala (with linky) 6/27

Giveaway Gala Hosted by: 3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, Tales From the Nursery, and The Thrifty Things. Yes, that means if you link up here – your giveaway will be listed on all five of our blogs!


Bump to Bump Maternity Consignment Shop Review

I’ve said it before – it’s nice to save money on maternity clothes since they aren’t worn for a long time. Sure, we’re pregnant for nearly ten months (whoever tried to convince the world it’s only nine months is a liar!!), but our bellies don’t expand on day one. Starting to show


Cloth Diaper Deals: Diaper Buddy’s Discount Code #clothdiapers

Today is the last day you can use our special promo code TALES15 to receive 15% off your order at Diaper Buddys!  They offer Bottombumper AIO side snapping cloth diapers, Planet Wise wet/dry bags, Rockin’ Green soap, and cloth wipes! Since I’ll be gone all day today, I wanted to post a


Day Out With Thomas ~ Today in Green Bay, Wisconsin!

I won’t be around today since we’ll be in Green Bay for Day Out With Thomas. It’s sure to be a blast. I’ll be sure to let you know about how surprised my nephews are! (Remember, they weren’t told ahead of time!) It’s going to be a fun, yet long day with


Wisharoo Park 2DVD Set & Finger Puppets Review & #Giveaway ~ Closed

With all the options in shows and games, it’s hard to tell what’s appropriate for kids.  Some stuff seems okay on the surface, but offers little more than mindless entertainment.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy mindless entertainment for a break, but I’m an adult.  Our kids need more stimulating entertainment to


Local Activities: Cedarburg #Wisconsin Strawberry Festival

If you are near Southeastern Wisconsin this weekend, you’ll want to check out the 26th annual Strawberry Festival held in Cedarburg, Wisconsin on June 25th and 26th. This is my favorite of the festivals we have around here.  It’s also one of the most popular!  Last year over 100,000 people came to


A Tale From A Year Ago Today: We Found Out ~ It’s A Girl!

A year ago today I had an ultrasound that told us we were having a little girl.  It’s incredible how much our lives have changed since that discovery. Do I regret finding out ahead of time? Heck no. I liked knowing, though I was somewhat paranoid that they were wrong.  One benefit