Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Extenderuzoos

Hi! I've decided to extend my GIVEAWAY for an other week! Don't die from excitement... or suspense. I can't seem to get my girls healthy so I won't really be able to focus on the design for the winner right now. Therefore, I will extend the giveaway for one more week!! ENTER ENTER ENTER!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Double the Cuteness, Double the Fun!

Ok, so I go on and on and on about the cuteness of my babies. And well, they are really cute. But I got this in my inbox the other day, and well... I died. This is Cooper & Hadley, and they won the "Back to School" giveaway. I couldn't very well just send one Zoopack for the both of them, so I picked out a Froggie to send to Cooper. So glad I did! Mary Kate wrote that the twins LOVE their packs and Hadley wouldn't take her's off. Melt my heart! They also are LOVIN' the Spaghetti Eddie CD! So glad! I hope that you all grab a copy. You're babies will thank me ;)

My babies are SLOWLY getting better. Poor Penny Lane is still really struggling with Thrush. And now, on top of that, she is cutting 3 teeth all at once :( Poor baby. I feel really outta touch. I have been so focused on the tiny ones that I haven't even opened Google reader... Until this morning. Nearly 1000 unread posts. EEK. Must. Catch. Up.


And now on to some randoms that don't need an entire post to themselves, so bear with me!

My adorable Nanny Kate brought me some rockin' awesome daisies the other day! They were nearly neon colored, so awesome.


My good friends Jared & Clayton and Chris are now on Twitter! They are all really special souls. Jared is getting his masters in Theology and will definitely get you thinking! Clayton is an up and coming sculptor, who is getting his maters as well! Smarties! They are both not only extremely talented and smart, but also super fabulous. You can see some of Clayton's work HERE. Chris is me, as a boy, but even more fabulous. I know that's hard to believe... But its true! I luff them all. So much. Kyle is ok with it ;)


@vazquez_j   @claykeyessclptr   @chris_stinch 

And finally... Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Whatcha Got in There?

WHAT'S IN YOUR FRIDGE FRIDAY?

Welcome to "What's in Your Fridge? Friday" I absolutely LOOOVED peeking around in your fridges last week. It totally satisfied my nosey-ness for the week. Can't wait to see what you've got in there today! If you noticed, there was not fridgey Friday last week. That's because I think its easier to do every other week... Less pressure, No? Oh, and don't forget to Link-up at the bottom, so everyone can invade your fridge!

*Note Linky is down... so PLEASE leave a link to your post in the comments :) THANKS!!!*

I feel like I made some progress this week... There are some NEW and DIFFERENT items in the fridge!! It feels strange but good. Change is hard :)


Top Shelf: Gatorade, YoBaby yogurt drinks,  sour cream, Annie's Bunnies Bunny-O's, WichCraft Sweet Caper Mustard (I diiiiiie), milk, wine (obvi), Green Machine (good and good for you!), grapes, and juice.


Middle Shelf: Grapes, and juice.
Bottom Shelf: Bottle of Dom Perignon, Fruit (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, oranges), all the girls binkies, spoons, and bottle nipples (have to keep them in the fridge because of the Thrush business).


Top Drawers: Deli meat, cheese, veggies (carrots, lettuce, lemons, purple cabbage, celery).
Bottom Drawers: Butter, gaucamole, feta, mozzarella, parmesan, salsa, cream cheese, YoBaby yogurt, leftovers and eggs.


Door 1: Spaghettie sauce, jalapenos, sweet chili sauce, prickley pear jelly (cactus jelly for ya northerners!) pine nuts, milk, and OJ.
Door 2: Taco sauce, mayo, yellow mustard, lots of ketchup, chili sauce, olives, grape jelly, peach jam, BBQ sauce, peppercinis, parmesan.

What's in your fridge today?

Don't for get about my GIVEAWAY below!!

Also, I am so flattered that you all think that my giveaway is a good one! I was a little nervous putting it out there... Ya know, maybe no one would like my stuff! You guys are the best. Puffy, glittery hearts to you all!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Make Art for You (a giveaway)

Welcome to the fourth (and final. boo) MY FAVORITE THINGS giveaway! Just to remind ya, since its my birthday month I'm hosting a giveaway a week of my favorite things!

I Make Art for You Giveaway!


I love to make pretty things. Lately my focus has been on creating pretty spaces in my house. But my background is in studio art and graphic design. So, I want to make something for one of you :-) Soooo, dearies, I am giving away a custom print (up to size 14"x14") OR a custom blog header. I made my blog header, which was inspired by the print I made for my girls' room (HERE). You can see some of my other stuff HERE. We will totally work on a concept together and you will get up to 3 proofs of the piece as we go along! If you choose the print, I will get it printed for you and send it to you. If you choose the header, we can work together to get it perfect on your blog! Wanna win? Here's how:

Couple of rules:

1. You have to be a follower of my little ol' blog.
2. You have to be in the US if you choose the print BUT
3. You can be ANYWHERE if you want the header!

1 ENTRY - Be a public follower of my blog
1 ENTRY - Tell me, who is your favorite artist or piece of art?
3 ENTRIES - Mention this giveaway on your blog

Make sure to leave me a separate comment for each one of your entries. I'll count them all up and randomly pick the winner at NOON on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29th!

GOOD LUCK!

WHAT'S IN YOUR FRIDGE? FRIDAY is TOMORROW!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lets talk about something...


I have a winner, yes, but first... Lets talk about how my girls are still sick. And how the bathroom remodel that was supposed to take 2 days is still not done. And that I live in a (currently) 1 bathroom house... With no toilet. And how I had to drive to my parents house this morning to do my business. An how I have a zit the size of the former planet, Pluto. 

All in all, I'm srsly not the most pleasant person to be around. Poor Kyle. Hopefully we will have a potty later today. And, boy, I am SOOO looking forward to the big addition. 2.5 bathrooms will be like a tiny slice of heaven :)

So much for my triumphant return yesterday. Boo.

Luckily, I get to make one of you all happy, which makes me happy. And I'm super happy that my birthday buddy, Megan, won my giveaway!

Thanks right Megan (Perfectly Imperfect), YOU WON. And you rock way more than my giveaways rock :) 

Although, my giveaways do rock... Hehe.

I added everyone up, separating out everyone's comments and ended up with 42. Plugged that into the handy dandy randomizer and VOILA! I have a winner!!



Megan please send me your address, soon, to mybeatlesbabies [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll ship your radical prize!!

Again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! This was too much fun! I love doing giveaways! I will post this week's giveaway in the morning. Its for your walls... or maybe your bloggy blog! So ALL you all better enter! See ya then!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sick Days... Deja Vu?

Didn't I just post this? ...UGH! 

So, all you little mathletes... Or whatever, here's an equation for you:

Compromised immumity from virus + 2 under 2 + switch-swapping binkies + yeast from slurpy juice slobber = Thrush. For the midgets. Not me.
Srsly?

Lets not talk about it, I might cry. 

I'll be back tomorrow. Promise. In the mean time, don't forget my GIVEAWAY!




Thursday, September 16, 2010

Move Over, its Movie Time! (a giveaway)

Thank you ALL for the birthday wishes and sweet comments! You guys are fantastic :)

Welcome to the thrid MY FAVORITE THINGS giveaway! Just to remind ya, since its my birthday month I'm hosting a giveaway a week of my favorite things!

Another of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch next to Kyle with a good movie and my favorite snack. So that's what I'll give away this week! Unfortunately for you, I am a little bit selfish, so I'm not going to give Kyle away. But, I will give you a chance to curl up next to your favorite person, pet, blanket, or anyone/thing else (no judging here!), watch a good movie and munch on my favorite snack ON ME! Thats right, my treat!
 
MovieTime goodies


My favorite movie of all time is The Princess Bride. I literally watched the VHS so many times it broke. I now have the DVD and still watch it all the time. Its just amazing. Even more amazing with a big bowl of popcorn mixed with Annie's Bunnies Snack Mix. Yes, I know those are kids snacks, but have you tried them? Delish!! Add them to popcorn... I diiiiie. I realize that my favorite movie might not be your favorite movie, so you can pick your own! The winner gets $10 gift card to Blockbuster, popcorn and a box of Annie's Bunnies Snack Mix. Wanna win? Here's how:

Couple of rules:

1. You have to be a follower of my little ol' blog.
2. You have to be in the US.

1 ENTRY - Be a public follower of my blog
1 ENTRY - Tell me your favorite movie
3 ENTRIES - Mention this giveaway on your blog

Make sure to leave me a separate comment for each one of your entries. I'll count them all up and randomly pick the winner at NOON on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd!
GOOD LUCK!

Also, I will be down at Holy Trinity's 50th Annual Greek Holiday this weekend eating, drinking, and being merry! Follow me on twitter @jessmodestlyrox for yummy pictures and updates of my little Greek dolls in their costumes!!!

*I was not compensated in anyway for this giveaway. Just love the stuff!*

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

You're All Winners! Well, not really...

You're all winner in my mind! But, I only have one winner for this giveaway and its...

Tahnie from two.one.ten

I added everyone up, separating out everyone's comments and tweets and ended up with 76. Plugged that into the handy dandy randomizer and VOILA! I have a winner!!


Tahnie please send me your address, soon, to mybeatlesbabies [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll ship your radical prize!!

Again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! This was too much fun! I love doing giveaways! I will post this week's giveaway in the morning. Its for grown-up people! So ALL you all better enter! See ya then!

Sick Days.

We have had the plague at our house the last few days. Starting with Lucy, it slowly infected every one of us. It was miserable; fever, chills, SORE throat, stuffy nose and sneezes. Yuck. Penny Lane sick is just heartbreaking :-( Oh, and lets not get started on husbands being sick... I think we are all on the mend now, thank goodness!

Don't forget my GIVEAWAY ends in just a couple hours!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthday Weekend (in pictures)

Today is my BIRTHDAY!


Over the weekend, my darling husband and Megan & Brent threw me a surprise party! I was SERIOUSLY surprised! It was so fun! Kyle & Megan made sure that all my favorite things were there: Italian Cream Cake from Wanda's (I diiiie) 


My favorite people


BBQ and lots of booze. Maybe too much (see pictures below for evidence of this. oops!)


Kyle got me a little nugget in a blue box.


And all my friends got me wine! Every.Single.One.Of.Them. They know me well, obvi.


It was one of my most fun birthdays, ever! Thank you so much, Kyle and Megan for making it sooo fun! MWAH!!


I did miss my baby sister  TONS (she has the same birthday as me, 2 years younger!) It was the first birthday in 25 years (she's 25, I'm 27) that we haven't celebrated together :( She my bestiest friend. Happy birthday, Olivia!


Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY! You have til Wednesday at noon :)



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Friday, September 10, 2010

Whatcha Got in There?

WHAT'S IN YOUR FRIDGE FRIDAY?

Welcome to "What's in Your Fridge? Friday" I absolutely LOOOVED peeking around in your fridges last week. It totally satisfied my nosey-ness for the week. Can't wait to see what you've got in there today! If you noticed, there was not fridgey Friday last week. That's because I think its easier to do every other week... Less pressure, No? Also, check out my GIVEAWAY below! Oh, and don't forget to Link-up at the bottom, so everyone can invade your fridge!

My fridge is like Groundhogs Day! The same all the time. I swear I take new picture every time, I just always stock the same stuff... Ah, life with a picky eater (Lucy) Last week Kirsten was clever enough to explain what she had in there... Smartie! I think I'll do the same.

Top Shelf: Annie's Bunnies Spaghetti Stars, WS Pumpkin pasta sauce, purple G2, sweet tea, milk (we love milk around here) and a couple gigantic bottles of white wine (sssshush!)


Middle Shelf: Fruit (pineapple, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, green apples) Wichcraft sandwich spread, YUM!) yogurt, yogurt drinks.
Bottom Shelf: Bottle of Dom Perignon (Funny story... Our friend, Sonny, left us this message last Christmas, "Hey, you weren't home so I let your present in the bushes." It was a bottle of Dom. HA!), juice for Lucy, oranges, school bus apples.


Top Drawers: Veggies (carrots, lettuce, lemons, purple cabbage, celery) Soda.
Bottom Drawers: Deli meat, Annie's Spaghetti O's, cheese sticks, cheese squares, salsa, cream cheese, left over grilled cheese & french fries, bacon, ground turkey, 1/2 green pepper, 1/2 purple onion.


Door 1: Spaghettie sauce, jalapenos, sweet chili sauce, prickley pear jelly (cactus jelly for ya northerners!) pine nuts, milk, and OJ.
Door 2: Taco sauce, mayo, yellow mustard, lots of ketchup, chili sauce, olives, grape jelly, peach jam, BBQ sauce, peppercinis, parmesan.


What's in your fridge today?
Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I Nailed It! (a Giveaway)

I'm so clever... Its a giveaway for your nails! HA!

Welcome to the second MY FAVORITE THINGS giveaway! Just to remind ya, since its my birthday month I'm hosting a giveaway a week of my favorite things!

One of my favorite things to do is treat myself to a mani/pedi. Its not always feasible with the midgets, therefore I have gotten pretty good at doing it myself! So, I wanted to share with y'all my fav nail products! And, since fall is upon us I thought I would share my FAVORITE fall nail color with you all. And a couple of other fancy treats for your fingers. So, for one very lucky lady I am giving away my I NAILED IT! gift basket!

I NAILED IT! goodies


My absolute favorite nail color to rock in the fall is OPI's Black Cherry Chutney. It is probably the best color ever invented (said in the style of Napoleon Dynamite.) BCC is the perfect shade of purplish, redish, black. I diiiiie. And you can't give yourself a proper mani/pedi with out the Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit and some Solar Oil Cuticle Conditioner. Have you used Solar Oil before? Its divine. Wanna win? Here's how:

Couple of rules:

1. You have to be a follower of my little ol' blog.
2. You have to be in the US.

1 ENTRY - Be a public follower of my blog
1 ENTRY - Tell me your favorite thing about fall

Make sure to leave me a separate comment for each one of your entries. I'll count them all up and randomly pick the winner at NOON on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15th!
GOOD LUCK!

Oh, don't forget about WHAT'S IN YOUR FRIDGE? FRIDAY, its tomorrow, on Friday, duh.

Monday is my birthday. I like presents. FYI.

*I was not compensated in anyway for this giveaway. Just love the stuff!*

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Its a Funny Story...

Hello, dear ones!

We have a winner for the BACK TO SCHOOL giveaway! But before I get to all of that, I wanted to share a little story...

I love Starbucks. Adore. Crave. Lust for Starbucks. I especially love the Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate that they only have a few months out of the year at the Starbucks in Barnes & Noble, which is WAY out of my way, but that's for a different story... Anyway, there happens to be Starbucks just a few blocks from my house. How on earth could I resist it being THAT close. I can't. At this Starbucks is a fantastic character who's hair I both admire and fear. I find myself feeling highly diappointed if he is not working when I pop in. Why? Because of these:

"I like your hair. It looks like straw."
"I like your eye make-up. Its cool. You look like you're on heroin."
"Cool bag. My cat would love to sleep in it."
"I like your hair today. It reminds me of pasta. Like burnt pasta."

I seriously could not make this stuff up. This is really what comes out of his mouth nearly every time he takes my order. It is incredible. Really. It completes the absurdness of the whole "Starbucks" experience. I mean paying $6 for a coffee is absurd. Paying $6 for a coffee and a show, BARGAIN! I always wonder... Is it just me... Or does everyone get a little show when they order?

Now on to the important stuff. A winner, a winner!!

Mary Kate, YOU WON THE BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY!!!!!
I'm super stoked about Mary Kate winning, her TWINS are just 6 days older than Lucy! Mary Kate, I'm sending you an extra backpack... Ya know, since you have double the kiddos and all ;-)

I added everyone up, separating out everyone's comments and tweets and ended up with 29. Plugged that into the handy dandy randomizer and VOILA! I have a winner!!

 

Mary Kate please send me your address, soon, to mybeatlesbabies [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll ship your radical prizes!!

Again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! This was too much fun! I love doing giveaways! I will post this week's giveaway in the morning. Its for grown-up people! So ALL you all better enter! See ya then!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Busy, Busy Bee

What have I been up to? 32 pages of craziness, that's what!


My dear lovely friends, I have not slept in a week. Not because of my lovable, darling children... Oh, no. Because I CANNOT SAY NO. Isn't admitting you have a problem the first step to recovery? I hope so. I have been putting together a Visitors Guide for my church's Greek Holiday. Its the 50th year so the guide was kind of a big deal. That's, right... I'm kind of a big deal. HA! Well, the deadline to get it to the printer was today at 2pm. I got the last ad from a sponsor at 1:45. Neat. Got it to the printer by 2:37. Not too late... At least not by my standards :-/

So, I have been terribly neglectful of my blog and responding to my emails. I will catch up on that this week! I really do appreciate them and all the comments too!

I have some exciting posts coming up... Read: zoo trip and Lucy's first ballet class! So check back for that!


In the meantime, enter my GIVEAWAY! Last day is tomorrow by NOON! The prize is too stinking cute. Do it. Do it now!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back to School, Back to School! (a giveaway)

My birthday always coincides with the start of school. So, what better way to kick off my month of favorites than with a Back to School or Mother's Day Out giveaway! I've put together some essentials for returning (or going to the first time) to school! Well, really not essentials... just some fun cute (and handy) things! With no further ado:

My favorite Back to School goodies!

ABC & 123 Go together like you and me...

Cranky on the way to school or mother's day out? Cure those back to school blues by jammin' out on the way with the simply awesome tunes of Spaghetti Eddie! This is in heavy rotation at our house/car/ipod. We love it. Brendan the singer/song writer/ creator Spaghetti Eddie is out of OKC and put together this album as a gift to his Goddaughter. Now he is expecting his first baby ANY-DAY-NOW! YAY! He is so talented and has a great voice. Moms, it will not grate your nerves. The idea was to create fun, educational, catchy tunes that kids would love and parents would NOT want to pull their ears off. Well, he got it right. I find myself boppin' along to the songs myself... And lets pretend that I don't sing them really loudly, too, k? Thanks. My I mean Lucy's, favorite song is Together Like You and Me. So cute. Your kids will love this and you won't hate it either ;-) You can hear clips of the songs HERE. If you love it, like I know you will, you can purchase the album on iTunes HERE. ENJOY! Oh, yah... Spaghetti Eddie is on Facebook too! He even has some cute tees and onsies!

Don't eat your boogers!!



I don't know about you, but I say that like 4-5 a day. And with back to school comes colds and sniffles. BOOGIE WIPES TO THE RESCUE!! Toss these little babies in you handbag/diaper bag/backpack and Voila! No more boogers! They are super gentle and the scent is not overwhelming or offensive. Boogie Wipes are made with saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments. Extra soft, alcohol, phthalate and paraben free, Boogie Wipes are available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol and Simply Unscented. Recommended by pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue. (site)

Color to you little hearts content! 


Even on the walls... Washable, non-toxic crayons are a MUST around our place. Lucy loves to color... On everything. Oh, and eat them too, hence the non-toxic part. Crayolas are the best. Nuff said.

And it all comes in a neat little package...

Thats right! A brand spankin' new backpack to house all your back to school goodies!! Y'all know how I feel about Skip*Hop. Well, they didn't let me down with this one, that's for sure! I'm sorry, but this is the cutest thing I have ever seen, hands down. This little zebra backpack is the perfect size for your little one and, in true Skip*Hop fashion, it has both form AND function. Its roomy main compartment is perfect for your crayons, homework, and blankie :) There is also an isolated pouch for snacks and a mesh bottle pocket on the side. Pack it up, out it on and your dressed for success! Need it NOW? You can buy this little nugget at Ding-Bats

So there you have it! My favorite back to school goodies!! Wanna win? Here's how to enter:

Couple of rules:

1. You have to be a follower of my little ol' blog.
2. You have to be in the US.

1 ENTRY - Be a public follower of my blog
1 ENTRY - Follow me on Twitter @jessmodestlyrox
1 ENTRY - Tweet about this giveaway with the hash #mybeatlesbabies (be sure to "@" me!)

Make sure to leave me a separate comment for each one of your entries. I'll count them all up and randomly pick the winner at NOON on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8th!
GOOD LUCK!

Oh, and happy 90210 day!

*I was not compensated in anyway for this giveaway. Just love the stuff!*

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

POSTponed

Y'all, I'm having so major computer issues today. Luckily, for me, I have a genius on call (thanks, David!) Anyway, I'm going to postpone my giveaway post til tomorrow. Sad I know. My lappy is in the shop and my desktop has crashed twice while trying to write the post. I think it might have to do with the fact that I electrocuted myself last night... Hmmmm. So sorry! I'll see ya tomorrow, lovelies!

Happy Birthday Month to Me!

Welcome to the best month of the year. Why, you ask? Because I graced the world with my presence this month 27 years ago, and the world have been thankful ever since. Or not... But lets pretend.



So, to celebrate my awesomeness, or really just my general ok-ness, I am going to have a month of MY FAVORITE THINGS! Starting today, I'm going to host a giveaway a week featuring my favorite things! Some will be for kiddos, cause lets face it... My girls are my FAVORITE things :) But some will be for big people too! 

Woo this is exciting! 
Are you excited?
I'm excited.

First giveaway post later today! Stay tuned...