Wednesday, December 23, 2009
All the preparations for this year are in place! Come back each day to www.noradsanta.org to receive updates from the North Pole and to discover new surprises in the Kids' Countdown Village! You can track where he is in the world with your children by using this fun website!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Ella had to go back for one more Hug!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
The elderly were so happy to hear the children sing! They were singing right along with them!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Woke up at 6:30am...got Andrew dressed, fed & ready for school to start @ 7:45.
Had to wake-up Ella & Tyler to leave for school.
On the way to school Andrew realized that he forgot his book for the book exchange, so after I dropped him off we ran home got the book and went back to school to give it to him.
When I got to his classroom he said, "Mom! I forgot my movie for the movie party!". I said, "what movie party?". Andrew said, "sorry I forgot to tell you."
So, we headed home! Got Andrew a movie and returned back to school. When I came in the classroom Andrew said, "Mom! I forgot my report card!". I said, "what report card?". Andrew said, "sorry Mom!"
So, once again he headed home. Got his report card, signed it and headed back to school. On the way back to the school Ella screams, "Mom!! The puppy just threw up all over Tyler & I!"....."Oh..NO! Now he is pooping on us!" "SCREAMING!"
I drop off the report card. Give Andrew a kiss and head home to clean-up the mess!
I am in the middle of cleaning up the mess when Daddy calls. "Shelby I accidentally wore one brown shoe and one black shoe today. Can you drive up to my office and give me my matching shoe...PLEASE!"
The kids jump back into the car and we head over to daddy's office. After we get to Daddy's office the kids are complaining that they are hungry, so I did what I never do and got them breakfast out.
As we pull into the drive-way my friend calls who knows I have been looking for the Zhu-Zhu pets calls to tell me that they have 300 of them at Toys R Us. She'll wait in the parking lot for me so she can watch the kids...because they will only sell 1 per person.
So we run down to Toys R' Us and I run in and get the Zhu-Zhu (while still in my pj's..LOL!) We rush home and have 5 minutes to get Ella ready for school.(It is almost 10:30 by now!) I get her dressed, lunch packed & we were out the door to the Elementary school again!!
While on the way Ella said, "But mommy I forgot my homework!"
I thought about mixing it up this week by having a twitter link up here on my blog!! Just enter your twitter URL & follow everyone on the list!! Make sure and stop back and follow back everyone!
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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Our favorite printing company Uprinting.com has so kindly offered another great giveaway to our readers!! They are willing to giveaway to one lucky reader a set of 100 Postcards, size 4x6, 14pt. card stock gloss, with full 4 color on both sides! They are also extending their generosity by giving me a set too!!
Uprinting.com is more than just a printing company.....they are a company making a difference!:
The U-Community Program sponsors hundreds of non-profits and education to improve our local communities.
Social Justice Projects:
The UPrinting Kiva account promotes small business growth in developing countries.
UPrinting supports a sustainable future by recycling, using non-toxic inks, and offering eco-friendly recycled paper stocks for business cards and postcard printing
To enter: Post a creative way that you plan to use them! The more creative the better!!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Young children leave their homes on bicycles to explore a world where adventures await. Unfortunately, so does danger. Young children are especially at risk in traffic situations because:
- They expect others to look for them
- They do not understand complicated traffic situations
- They overestimate their knowledge and physical strength
- They focus on one thought at a time
- They assume that if they see a car, the driver can see them
- They think that cars can stop instantly
- They have difficulty estimating the speed a car is travelling
- They have a field vision one third narrower than adults have
- They have difficulty determining the direction of sounds
As children grow older they begin to ride on busier streets where cycling demands greater skills to avoid collisions. If children develop safe cycling skills and learn to follow the rules-of-the-road, many collisions can be avoided. Some accidents, however, happen through no fault of the cyclist, and that is why children must be taught to ride defensively and to wear bicycle helmets.
- 85 % of all head or brain injuries could be avoided if cyclists wore bicycle helmets
- 85% of all bicycle accidents occur within five blocks of home
- 47% of all bicycle accidents occur off the road, in driveways and on sidewalks
- 90% of all accidental deaths to children on bicycles occur when they dart into traffic from a driveway or when they cycle through a stop sign
Traffic laws tell children what rules they must obey when cycling. Traffic laws alone, however, cannot protect them. To be safe they must develop cycling skills and good judgement.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Kodak had me order a mug to display at the party. I also purchased another one for Great Grandma's Christmas present. Here are the two sizes!
To top it off they sent hundred's of 40% off coupons for everyone to use towards their next Kodak Gallery purchase. We still have a huge stack left over, so please email me if you would like a code to use towards your next purchase.
We had so much fun laughing together at these sample holiday cards they sent for us to preview. We had a blast thinking about how funny it would be to send these to our friends this Christmas making them wonder who these people are!
The True Shining Star of the Party was clearly Vital Earth Traditions!
It was amazing to see that such a small company could be more generous by providing full size samples of their products to everyone of my guests....so that not one party goer left empty handed!
Due to her amazing generosity she has won the business of all my guests. I hope that those of you who where unable to come to my party consider trying her products. They are all made with 100% all natural ingredients & handmade!
To top it off she was willing to extend our private party discount to all the readers of my blog! This is an amazing deal & can help to create wonderful holiday gifts for the special ladies in your life!
visit http://www.shop.vitalearthtraditons.com/ & use Coupon code BARONE09 for 35% off until 12/15/09
Her products created an amazing aroma in my home that brought all my guests to want to sample every scent! One guest commented that "It smells so good, I just want to eat it!"
Her signature item is the Balance Bitch Butter! It works amazingly on women for all their female moments! A lot of my guests were excited to purchase this for their girlfriends holiday gifts to accompany a bottle of wine & small box of chocolates!
The Lavendar Vanilla scent was very popular....but all the ladies seemed to fight over the Peppermint Patte sugar scrub sample! It smelled just like chocolate & everyone wanted it for their own!
Make sure and take advantage of her great offer of 35% off her products until 12/15/09 using coupon code BARONE09 at http://www.shop.vitalearthtraditions.com/
Look at the amazing display of generosity that this company provided for all our guests! Everyone was so excited that they got to take a product home!
The girls had a fun time trying to decide what their favorite product was!
Some spent hours trying out every scent & taking notes on what they were going to purchase for their holiday gifts!
Zpizza Aliso Viejo, California donated all the appetizers for our event along with gift certificates for all our guests!!
26921 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, CA
We had an amazing amount of treats that everyone enjoyed eating!
The hummus & flatbread appetizer did not last long!
Everyone enjoyed every bite
During my company presentation I showed all our guests the information on the Kids Can Cook promotion....
Another one of our large local sponsors was Anna Earlywine, owner of Shampoo Cocktails Aliso Viejo!
She so generously donated schwarzkop hair products for all our guests along with free haircut!
She owns the hottest most gorgeous salon in Orange County and was even voted 4th place in Fox LA's hottest places! Make sure and visit them at http://shampoococktailssalon.com/ & call them to book your next hair appointment!
We ended the evening with all the girls trying to see who was going to be next in the "spa" room to get their free facials!
Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors! We had so many we could only mention a few, but we are very gracious for all our your support!
All of these amazing Orange County women can't wait to spread the word about all these great companies & share the great products in their swag bags!
If you are a company interested in sponsoring our next Orange County House PR event, please email us at Glitterfulfeltstories@cox.net. Our next event is sure to be bigger and better this April 2010!!