Monthly Archive:: July 2011


August Monthly Tailspin Blog & Social Media Hop

I love hops, but often get sidetracked or forget to link up for the week.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve remembered at the tail end of a hop.  The other thing that happens is I won’t have time to hop through the entire list…but when next week rolls around


#Giveaway Gala Link Up (7/31)

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!


9 Months In; 9 Months Out

Dear Aerissa, Today you are 9 months old.  I can hardly believe it.  You are babbling, crawling, standing, clapping, and cruising.  You even have two little teeth that you won’t let me look at.  You are growing up so fast (cliche, yes, but true!) and I hardly know what to think. It’s


Another Cell Phone Savings Option with Straight Talk

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. There’s a trend towards going contract-less for cell phone plans.  A lot of people prefer to pay as they go, especially when money is tight.  And if funds run low, there’s no


July 31st ~ Last Day to Get 25% off Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers!

Today is the last day of the 25% Charlie Banana sale at Sandbox Lane! They have Charlie Banana diapers for 15% off AND you can use my reader discount TFN2011 for an additional 10% off. Yes, that’s a total of 25% off! Quick note: After you select shipping option, click “continue checkout”


Boost Your Buzz $1,000 Summer Cash #Giveaway Reminder #BoostBuzz

We had so much fun participating in and entering the Boost Your Buzz giveaway in April that we just had to be involved again this summer! Enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 Giveaway! One lucky person is going to win $1000 USD paid via Paypal! 


Ask the Web Guy: Burnin’ Feeds and Taking Names

Darcy asked me to type up a quick tutorial on your RSS feed and how to “burn it.” All blogs, regardless of their topic, should have an RSS link (sometimes also called Subscribe) in a easy-to-see spot. Many people, me included, like to view their blogroll using an RSS reader, such as


Watching Baby Play

The other day I was stressed out and feeling a little low so I did what needed to be done…. I stepped back and enjoyed my daughter. I play with her everyday but let’s be honest, my head isn’t always 100% in it. Heck, sometimes I am multitasking with my phone.


The Muppets: Coming November 23rd

I seriously cannot tell you how much we are looking forward to the new Muppets movie.  And with Jason Segel?  It’s going to be hilarious!


Friday Night Meme: 2 Truths, 1 Lie [Updated]

Sadie at Randomosity started a fun new little icebreaker meme.  I’ll list 2 truths and 1 lie.  You guess which one is the lie.  In 24 hours, I’ll update the post with the answer!