Archive for August, 2009
To celebrate we are hosting Eli’s Lids’ 3rd Birthday Bash!!
We will be hosting a giveaway every couple of days!
For the WHOLE MONTH of September!! (& October too)
Here are the sponsors!!! (in alphabetical order, as these are a my real life friends and I don’t want to offend anyone)
Adventures of Mia & Jacob – 5 pairs of my favorite flower bows! See them on Cora Jane here and on me here.
Blah Blah Blah Blogger – Free photo session!! (Southern California Residents or someone who will make a trip to OC for the shoot!)
Blessed Nest – a Nest Egg pillow
BYOG – Hip mama’s delivery gown
Domestic Chicky (aka The Apronista) – A custom header/button combo. See her work here.
Eli’s Lids (of course we are giving something away!) – Your choice of a Rock n’ Roll Lid AND an iPod Shuffle
French Garden House – Luxurious Mink Couture Baby Jacket
The Glamorous Life – Blogging T-shirt (Bloggers – you will laugh out loud when you read these tees!)
Joy’s Hope – Messy bow (I have my eye on the owl one)
Karen Eileen Designs – Your choice of a tee or onsie.
Kristen’s Custom Creations – Teenie Tiny Initial Necklace (see the necklace I bought here)
Monkey Moon – Family photo sitting & and up to 10 high-res images free to print as you choose! (Southern California Residents or someone who will make a trip to OC for the shoot)
Sewing the Seed – Two precious onesies. (see our X-mas shirts here)
Single Mom Sanctuary – Up to $50 worth of loot for Pampered Chef
Suzie Says (that’s right folks, my mom) – 5 vintage inspired cake plates, however many aprons she decides to make & one special kiddo will win a fun new pillowcase in the mail for 6 months!! (Everything lovingly handmade by my mama!!)
This Mama Makes Stuff – The This is Me Kid’s Journal
Please take some time to check out these amazing ladies (heck, add them to your reader!!) and spread the word about Eli’s Lids’ 3rd Birthday Bash! (with our Handy Dandy button below… too much Blues Clues?!?)
I’ve know Jen over at the Blah Blah Blahger my whole life.
What, you don’t believe me?!?!
Here’s proof! ————————————————————>>>
This is my mom, Suzie, and Jen’s mom, Stephanie, at my baby shower… and I’m not talking the one Stephanie threw for Eli! Jen’s mom threw the baby shower for my birth almost exactly 29 years ago!
Now that we have that straightened out…
Jen is also the Jen from Jen Johnson Photography and she graciously offered to do a photo shoot for our family. We trekked out to Crystal Cove and melted in the heat but she was still able to capture this precious (and totally staged) moment with the kiddos. I can’t wait to see the rest.
(In the next month or so be sure to get your Christmas card photos squared away!!)
Coming Soon… (as in 2 days)
Eli’s Lids Birthday Bash Giveaway Announcement!!
Target hosted a FREE summer concert under the stars with the Pacific Symphony!
We were so there! (Did I mention it was FREE?!?)
We met up with some long time friends… as in we knew them before kiddos. (whatever that means)
It’s no secret.
I am lacking in the cooking department.
No matter how many adorable aprons I buy I still need fresh ideas for the kitchen! My friend Melissa over at Frugalissa will be stopping by Eli’s Lids every month or so to give us ideas on how to spice up our cooking.
No apron needed. Though you will feel much cooler if you are wearing one… I promise!!
(P.S. I may talk her into giving us some tips about going Green too!)
Post below written by Melissa from Frugalissa
I am always trying to come up creative ways to jazz up our food. Change it up a bit for the kids so it seems different to them even though it might just be a banana. But add yogurt and sprinkles and it is a little treat or push raisins on it and it makes a crazy eyed snake. Kids can sometimes get stuck in a food rut. This helps them get out of the rut try new things and changes up the norm a bit so it is not the same PB & J everyday.
Here is the step by step of making our fruit/marshmallow kabobs…
Get strawberries,blueberries and marshmallows and let the kids make whatever concoction they want.
My daughter decided she wanted hers to be color coordinated. My son loves blueberries so there were a lot on his skewer…It is so fun to see what they come up w/ and let them be creative. Then they eat it. I found they eat better if it is on a skewer or even a toothpick. I don’t know if it is the novelty or what.
Nanas Gone Wild: Cut big chunks of banana and dip in yogurt and roll in sprinkles and skewer….Yummy!
Fruit Art: Get your kids fave melons and take cookie cutters to make different shapes and skewer. You could even do this with cheese too.
Being faithful OC residents means you have Disneyland passes.
I’ve had one most of my life.
Our passes were about to expire and Eli is turning 3, which means we have to shell out the dough for a pass for him. It’s going to be some time before we get passes again.
I suggested to Hot Hubby that we should go every night the week our passes expire (as a joke!).
Hot Hubby said, “Great idea!!”
So we did.
I packed sandwiches, we hopped in the van and headed out for a night of fun! We started with our beloved Kettle Corn. I love this stuff… I just can’t stop shoveling it in my mouth.
I absolutely look ridiculous eating it… see…
We went on the rockets for the 1st time then hit up Eli’s all time favorite, Casey Jr and ended the night with the Carousel.
This time we headed over to California Adventure and went on every ride in The Bugs Life Land (Brad and Cora on the spinning Ladybugs below) and watched the Electrical Parade for the first time. If you are visiting California Adventure the Electrical Parade is a “must do.”
Day 4, and the last day because Friday night is date night and we don’t mess with date night.
Cora kept putting on her own Lid… it cracked us up! Eli pushed Cora off a giant letter… it didn’t crack us up!
But these faces made that time a priceless treasure…