Yes another one!

Visit Bloggy Moms

Yes! I found another Mommy Blogger site!  Started by Tiffany Noth is 2009 and it is blowing up even has a Bloggy Conference in Ohio here in the next few months and I want to go!

The two blogger sites I have joined are very different and I intend on using them both to help make my blog better than ever!

Mommy Bloggers check this one out!

Let me know what you think (-:

Social Moms

Have you ever gotten BlogBlock? I get it ALL the time I was leaning on my friends photo challenges over at iHeartFaces.com for all my blog content and as much as I love it I needed to get back to my writing.  But how?? I have Blog Fog, Blog Brain Freeze, Blog Block whatever you call it I have it….until now.  Since I tweet more than I do any Facebooking or Blogging I follow lots of Mommy Bloggers in my search for interesting blogs and Mommy’s I saw @socialmoms which is more about social media etc.  I have just joined the society I am currently waiting on approval so I can put my two cents worth too!

BUT even if you don’t  join you can read on their blog;  they a have a daily blog prompt…can you imagine??   No more blank Blog!  You can chose from older prompts or check back every day.  Here it is …. http://www.socialmoms.com/forum/topic/listForTag?tag=writing+prompt  I have ready other blog idea sites and well they were lame just saying.  Social Moms also lets you share you link there too so you can get more traffic if you are looking for that sort of thing.  I plan on using this tool for awhile well until they get Blog Block!~

So onto yesterdays prompt…..

As Seen on TV!

My friends and I at work are completely obsessed with as seen on tv items.  So on our birthdays that is what we get each other….We have gotten Kimbol and Art Snuggies, Chris Mighty Mend It, Vicki Mighty Putty and I got Hercules Hooks!  I have used my gift and they worked so well!  

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 Well in case you haven’t seen them they now make Snuggies for Kids and of course……..

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We got Pyper and Phoebe one for when she grows up and YES she uses it and LOVES it….so goes the as seen on TV obsession !

Pyper’s 5th ROCK STAR Birthday party was a hit!

From the decorations, to the cake and games the kids had a blast!   Since the party was supposed to be mainly outside we had to compromise on a lot of our plans since the rain came down.   But I think it was BETTER  and I had lots of help I have some pretty awesome friends and in-laws.  Py had about 13 friends here with moms and some dads too.  So here’s the set up I hope if you are planning a rock star party these ideas come in handy! 

I am a planner and I started purchasing items for this party in May.  Ebay and Oriental Trading Company were the best. 

My list of “stuff'”

  • I started getting posters from everywhere  Icould find them, Disney rock stars she is 5 after all (-:
  • Staff T-Shirts for my party helpers off ebay
  • Roll of red plastic table cloth we got this for the red carpet that the kids could walk into the house while the papparazzi would take thier pictures as they were walking in.  Then our friend Art was going to let them in from there if they made “the List”.  I LOVED this idea but the rain would have made it a slip and slide so it was a no go.
  • Blow up guitars and microphones from oriental trading co
  • little cloth bags for the pinata loot from joanne’s
  • pinata Hannah Montana from Walmart
  • balloons and I bought one of those prefilled tanks (they are worthless the balloons lasted just the one day) from Party City
  • plates, forks, spoons and tablecloths Party City
  • I used my Cricut to make backstage passes
  • I had a “List” with the kids names on it
  • Cake and the food of course we went for pizza, chips and veggies
  • for the loot bags to take home we had little yoyos, rubber balls with stars, stickers, ring pop, stencils with starts and guitars and more stickers from oriental trading company
  • candy (twizzlers and POP ROCKS) and pop corn
  • I took pictures of Py turned them into posters by editing them at photobucket.com for free and ordered poster size from Winkflash.com they were 11X17 so frame-able after the party.
  • Her Disney PlayList CD

For the VIP Loft I stocked a mini fridge full of adult beverages and had wine with snacks for adults only and a sign was posted 21 and over.    Parents were able to relax while the bottom floor rocked on!

Here are some snapshots to get ideas:  you can look at the earlier post for the awesome invites we sent out….

Here are the back stage passes I made:

 

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  The VIP Loft where adults were only allowed to relax while the kids played.

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My disclaimer I do not drink wine I bought them strictly on how fun the bottles looked so if they were nasty I apologized up front. 

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 The decorations were meant to be for all along the fence in the backyard but since it rained we improvised and decorated the foyer, her playroom and the dining room.  Here is one of her posters “ONE DAY ONLY – Pyper Sinclair Riley LIVE”!

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 There are two more of her between the Disney girls.

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 She picked the Nick Jonas one herself ….Oh BOY

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 There is a black and white print of Py because we were going to do pin the guitar on the rock star but we ran out of time.

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 Here is our friend Art checking “the list” if the kids were on the list they were let in and Chad my husband gave them thier backstage pass.  Art’s wife our friend Lisa and my Sister in Law Dawn were the paparazzi so we got shots of every guest!  reminds me I need to get those pics from her camera I bet they are great too!   I got rock star frames for the refrigerator so when we send out the thank you notes it will include the frame and thier paparazzi shot.

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The kids freeze danced since my little rock star didn’t understand air guitar…it was fun either way!

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 Once “frozen” our new friend Tina got all the kids in a row for a group shot she was amazing, a great help everyone loved her.  She was a school mom so it was great to connect.

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 The most awesome cake ever!

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 Get ’em Py! 

 

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After the cake and the gifts we busted the pinata in the playroom all the kids pulled a string and nothing happened so we shook it above them and let the kids dive in. 

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We had such a great time and I am pretty sure everyone else did too!   (don’t mind me it was the end of the party and I look a mess! I never post pics of myself so here it is folks)

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I just love this shot of Phoebe and had to add it she is practicing for her rock star party in 4 years LOL!

I hope that if you are planning your own party that we could help!

 

Finally!

We are finally going to get the rest of the flooring tomorrow YES! Once the kitchen, half bath and foyer have been tiled we get to paint…Friends we have lived here for three years I am MORE than excited for this.  Chad will be doing all of this himself so next weekend I get to spend it in Akron with my family.  Maybe even catch up with some dear friends (-:

 

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10 things I have learned while driving in Columbus OHIO

10 – turn signals are over rated

9 – a yellow light means go faster and/or tail the person in front of you clearly you run a red light but it doesn’t count if you look like you are one with the car in front of you.

8 – Southwestern City School bus drivers are wonderful

7 – there only needs to be a foot between cars for another one to merge in between them

6 – speed limit is at least 75

5 – two Dublin cops take their coffee breaks with each other on 270 at 4:45 pm

4 – you are not anybody until you have a vanity license plate

3 – cutting people off at 270/70 split is a morning ritual

2 – if you use your turn signal it is customary for the car that was once four car lengths away in the lane you were going into speeds up and blocks you

1 –  throwing one’s hands up in the air is not as effective as road rage but there is less damage to your car!

Ah sarcasm ……

Friends I thought that I would never drive again after my first week here I work downtown and its messy out there.  I have never ran into so much rudeness and total disregard for other drivers.  Four years later still amazed at how badly some drivers can be!  I just hope that I am not turning into one of those drivers !~

The movie that plays in my head…..

My husband is always asking me how the movie in my head plays out…..its an interesting question really.  Is he asking me what I’m thinking or is he being snarky?  Because honestly I have more of a concert going on in my head at all times I guess he would call it a soundtrack LOL.  What about any of you??   and if so what is the soundtrack of your life??

Lots of “stuff”

Sorry I have not kept up with my new bog!   I have been so preoccupied with this little book saga called Twilight I am sure you know the one as I think I am probably the only person who is just now reading the books and since I watched the movie first its like a movie in my head while I read so I blew through book two andthree in 4 days! I need to scrapbook but I just need to know the conclusion.  I am now on the last book second chapter and realized I needed to pay for some Ebay purchases Py’s jean skirt and chains for her rock star party….Anyway thought I would blog for a second about the happenings of the last few weeks….as you see I did not win the I heart Faces contest this week its self portrait and until I lose 100 pounds that’s not gonna happen! But I did take this awesome picture of Pete that I can not wait to enter when they have the pet category again….wanna see it??  OK…dsc02862

So we now have over 6700 complaints filed at work so we will be busy from now until 2011 LOL but its good for people to see how the Board of Revisions work.  You would be so surprised about some of the stories we hear in the hearings its like people forget all common sense in that room only ready to fight about taxes….its exhaustingbut I love it….well most of it there are some attorney’s that I would LOVE to ask to jump off a bridge.  How they think they are serving theirclients are beyond me…OK no more work talk.  So on to the kids!  Pyper’s first dance recital is this Saturday we are so excited she will be performing the Lion King  and you know I will have pictures (-: Then on Tuesday she will have her tubes put back in her ears and adenoids taken out hopefully helping her with all her snot issues.  Phoebe is sliding all over the place like a little worms going backwards on the hardwood we need a rug just so she can learn to crawl!  We also have a new baby niece that was born last week her name is Raylin Riley and she is cute as a button with lots of dark hair like her mommy…..well that’s enough for tonight I hope to scrapbook this weekend so I can get some pages up here. Its not May yet so no new garden news but say tuned!

TalkAboutIt.org

As most of my friends and family know Pyper has suffered from febrile seizures since a few days before her first birthday.   We have went through several strenuous test that just broke her Daddy and I’s heart watching her be so brave.  For a slight second it was thought to be epilepsy, fortunately for Pyper it was not.  Although, she is not epileptic she did get a seizure everytime she hada fever up until last May.  We are going on a year now seizure free!  and unlike epilepsy febrile seizure you can grow out of.  I ran across this website while reading an interview with Greg Grunberg, he is an actor currently starring in Heroes and he has a son with sever epilepsy.  He recently underwent a successful surgery to remove part of his brain that were causing the most seizures (he was having close to 100 a day now he has a few a week now that is success!) .   Greg started this website to get people to talk about it, not to be afraid of the disease but to be educated on epilepsy.  I see it as across the board, Py has had seizures at the day cares she has been in and all we could think was I hope the kids weren’t traumatized.  Maybe if parents and friends talked about it and understood it the fear would disappear. So my friends……TALK ABOUT IT.