Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hodge Podge

**Updated 8:44pm to add a picture of the cupcake cake!

Where have I been this week?  Well, I'll tell you.  I've been home, in bed.  Yep, that's right...IN BED.  Monday and yesterday I was battling the mother of all migraines.  I left work around lunchtime on Monday, got incredibly ill Monday night, attempted to go to work yesterday only to leave before lunch, and I spent both afternoons and evenings curled up in bed.  I got lots of rest and am happy to say that I'm feeling better.  Just trying to keep hydrated and hopefully no more headaches or migraines this week.

I had a nice weekend though.  Saturday I spent most of the day scouting locations for a photoshoot this weekend and making my "famous" twice-baked potato casserole for our friends Nick's & Chris' birthday.  That casserole is my cover charge to go to my friend Deb's house!

Deb is from New Hampshire (but I swear she was supposed to be born in the South) and had some of her family members visit for Nick's (her husband) and Chris' (her son) birthday party.  We had a lot of our mutual friends over and hubby and I made some new friends.  We were definitely in good company.

Speaking of which, guess who we met at said party...Noah Everett, creator of TwitPic.  Super nice guy and pretty comical too.

Chris' girlfriend Alyssa (who is such a her!) made a beach-themed cupcake cake that was adorable and yummy.  I took a picture but do not have my memory card with me.  I will update this post tonight and add the picture of the cake.

How adorable is this???

It started raining about 30 minutes into the party, but Deb has an amazing screened in porch that most of us utilized.  We alternated between the porch, inside, and the firepit outside when the rain subsided which was sporadically.  Surprisingly, hubby and I stayed out until after 12, which is SO unlike us!  We are such old people.

Sunday was a dreary day so we stayed in until hubby had to go to work.

I recently (well, within the last month or so) purchased some new "toys" and can't wait to share them!  Post coming soon!

I have a photoshoot this weekend with THIS precious nearly-1-year-old.  Gosh, it seems like yesterday that I took his 9-month-old winter pictures.  Where does the time go?  I have lots of fun stuff planned for this shoot and I can't wait to share with you guys.  I will be working some serious overtime editing these photos because they all have to be ready by the following weekend for his birthday party, which I am also attending and shooting.  Yikes!  Cutting it close?  No, not at all. (And for those of you who didn't recognize, that was sarcasm.)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Craigslist Find

The weekend before my birthday, I was doing a little deal searching on Craiglist as I like to do from time to time. I usually search for furniture pieces with potential that I can take on as a project to refinish (although I have yet to find the pieces I need/want to refinish). Normally the pickings are slim. But, that weekend I stumbled across a post for a refurbished antique nightstand. Since we are definitely in need of nightstands for every bedroom in the house, I checked it out. My excitement was pretty much instant. The picture attached said it all. The robin's egg blue had me at hello. And then I spotted a note at the bottom of the description stating that a very similar but as yet unfinished piece was also available.

I emailed the poster immediately and expressed my interest. She got back to me very quickly letting me know that both pieces were still available and I jumped on it. Hubby picked up the first piece that next week while I was at work and had it already in place and the drawers filled by the time I got home. Can I just say I LOVE!

The second one still had to be refinished and I told her to take her time.  We weren't in any hurry.  About a week later hubby picked up the second one while I was at work.  I can't tell you how awesome it felt to walk into our bedroom and see a set of nightstands flanking our bed. :)

And here they are!

They aren't identical but they are similar enough.  And I'm not a matchy-matchy person anyway.  I love pieces of furniture that have beautiful lines and coordinate but dont' necessarily "match".  The first one is on my side of the bed.  It looks more "girly" to me and the second one looks a little more manly so that one is on hubby's side.  It works out well!

No 'poo update tomorrow (hopefully)!

Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy

Monday, March 14, 2011

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Gina @ Crave to Save for winning my $20 CSN gift code giveaway.

Thanks to everyone for entering!  Gina, I hope you enjoy that 8-piece bakeware set. :)

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Don't Forget to Enter My GIVEAWAY! (Ends tonight!)

This week has completely gotten away from me! I owe you several posts, one of which is about 2 or 3 weeks late (about my Craigslist find).

I just wanted to give you a quick reminder to enter my giveaway. It ends tonight at 11:59pm so hurry and enter! I'll announce the winner by Monday, I hope! :)

Have a great weekend!

Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bamboo Pink!

A few weeks ago, one of my favorites, Cole, posted about a new opportunity called Bamboo*Pink.  I was intrigued!  When she said there was no sign-up fee, I was sold!  This is such an amazing opportunity that I wanted to share it with you.

Bamboopink is a new fashionable, yet affordable jewelry line made and designed by a famous, high-end designer whose current line is sold in upscale department stores, is all over the red carpet and worn by Oprah! This company is the first of its kind, an internet launched company with virtual trunk shows.  There are no parties to host and no phone calls to make.

Analysts speculate that Bamboopink will be the largest women's internet start-up company in history. The company has a cutting-edge business model, and the jewelry will be sold through consultants on our personal websites and through "virtual" jewelry parties.

Sign-ups are free, with no risks or obligations. The free signing period is only for 30 days (through March 15), after that you will have to pay to be a consultant. You can sign up here and take part in this AMAZING opportunity:

 What sets this company apart from other direct sales companies:

* GROUND FLOOR opportunity (probably won't ever happen to you again!) * Strongest comp plan in the industry
* Very successful "designer" multi-million dollar jeweler making/backing this jewelry, so sure to be successful
* Instead of growing one sales rep at a time, this business model using the free sign-up period - we can grow fifty sales reps at a time - but the time to do that is NOW!

This company is going to explode in a few weeks with a national press release and official launch. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So be one of the first to sign up!

Then you can do the same as me and get credit for signing up your friends, which is what we are compensated for with jewelry, cash and/or an ipad. It is not about selling the jewelry at this point, but networking and creating interest. If you decide not to sell, you have lost nothing and your name is dropped from the list.

Some of you may have even already seen some of the jewelry the designers, JudeFrances, behind Bamboo*Pink have established in upscale department stores, like Saks and Neiman Marcus.

It's definitely worth a shot.  And the best part is, the people involved only want to see you succeed!  Sign up today and be a part of this amazing opportunity with me!

Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Look!

Well, sort of.  Just a new header really but it does change the whole look of the blog.  I wanted a change to hurry spring along!  It has actually been gorgeous here these last couple of weeks.  Temps in the 60s and 70s is fabulous!

And OMG, I am getting old.  My brother turned 16 yesterday.  CRAZINESS!  I remember the day he was born (there's a 10 year age difference, in case you were wondering).  I was in elementary school, in gym class.  One of my friends was sent to fetch me so I could leave with my Nanny (she was a teacher there) to head to the hospital for his birth.  It was a 45 minute drive but it was exciting.

16 years later, he is nearly grown and thinks he's completely grown.  Despite his faults though, he has the best heart.  He would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it.  I texted him yesterday but I wanted to wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY here too.  Seriously, where does the time go?
Don't forget to enter my giveaway!  The last day to enter is Friday, March 11th at 11:59pm.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

January Photo Shoot

I'm finally starting to get caught up with these photoshoot posts!  Thank goodness.  The following photos are just a smattering of the ones I took in January of this adorable little (then) 9 month old.  His Mommy is an old high school friend of mine and we were able to reconnect during this photoshoot and when I delivered the DVD to her house.  I got to spend time playing with this little cutie patootie and he is just precious.  He is such an easy going, well-mannered baby.  His first birthday is in April and his Mom has asked me to be a part of the celebration.  I can't wait to share those photos with you too!

These were all taken here in Charleston, at Waterfront Park.  Those of you who have been to the area and visited the park will recognize the pineapple fountain. :)

What in the world is he sitting on in those last 3 photos?  Well, that's a beaver hide of course!  (And yes, it is real...and NO, the raccoon and the gun are not.)

Oh, and don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY

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