Thursday, October 30, 2008

Indianapolis, Indiana

Recently, we flew to Indianapolis, Indiana for the weekend to meet up with my parents who were there for their business back in Newman, CA. My parents own a home improvement center in my hometown and came to the market for their company in Indianapolis. My parents REALLY enjoyed getting to see Kaelin and interact with her everyday. And, Kaelin loved being with them too! Here she is on Poppa's shoulders!

She's collecting her free product samples at the Do It Best Market...a shopper in training!

...and trying out the merchandise to see if Poppa wants to purchase it for his store. So helpful we are!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sleepy Wrap Fall Sale

If you need a gift for a new mama, or just want extra cuddles and snuggles with your own newborn or young baby...the sleepy wrap is a great (and affordable choice). You can wear your baby in 5 different positions and nurse hands free in it. Enjoy $5 off Sleepy Wraps at Heavenly Hold, by using the code: SLEEPY5 during checkout.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yearbook Yourself

I found this site from another WAHM and it is soooo much fun!! This is me from 1976. If you have a few minutes, give it a try for a good laugh. I love the "feathered" hair...even though I wasn't born until 1977, I was still trying to feather my hair through the 80's. I loved using the curling iron!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Craigslist Rocks!!!

Over the summer we decided that our backyard was no fun...we had no fence to contain Kaelin (and a big retaining wall drop off between us and our neighbor). We had nothing fun to do in our little patch of grassy suburbia...soooo....we decided to change it. We found a man to put in a fence for us for a very reasonable price and I bargained with Home Depot and Lowe's to get the price of the materials down as low as possible.

Then we bought a sand table from BJ's and this lovely Little Tykes playset from a woman on Craigslist. This playset is used, but in good condition and we got it for a great price (after some more haggling!). The playset is an 8 in 1 playset because it can be configured 8 different ways which is great because Kaelin won't easily get bored with it! At first she wasn't so sure about the tunnel, but once she saw Calvin (our cat) go through it, she went through it too! She also LOVES the playhouse part of it and often takes my or Adrian's hand and makes us go in the playhouse with her. PLUS, we get friends to come over and play with us with the lure of this really keeps her entertained on her own, or with friends. Now we don't feel like we have to go to a park everytime we want to play....we play in our own backyard everyday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm Getting the Urge to start Cloth Diapering!!

and Kaelin is starting to potty train!! What's wrong with me!?! Unfortunately, I only change about one of her diapers per day (she's with my cousin all day while I'm teaching)...but I still would like to try it! A fellow mompreneur, Rachel from Two Little Whales, is running a contest for a free Knicker Nappie on her blog...check it out...she has a really cute store too, and she's a Georgian!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Corn Bag Critters have arrived!!

I have added these cute, furry Corn Bag Critters to Heavenly Hold this week. Not only are they cute, but they serve a purpose! These critters are a homeopathic alternative to the electric heating pad. When you have pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, backaches, earaches, etc. you can pop the insert (not the cover) into the microwave and heat these corn bag up! They will retain their heat up to 1-2 hours.

These items can also be used to replace ice packs and be put in the freezer. The cases (or the critters) are 8 inches in diameter and made from chenille cotton, so they're soft to cuddle with. I can't wait to try one out because I've always wondered about putting something on me that was plugged into the wall (I'm paranoid about radon and the like!).

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monkey Joe's

I took Kaelin to Monkey Joe's for the first time several weeks back. I thought she would really like it since she's starting to love play structures and she LOVES to bounce on things (beds, couches, tramplines, etc). Overall, I was unimpressed by MJ's...I will probably wait a while to go back. We got there right when it opened and shortly thereafter, it was crowded and really LOUD!

Luckily, we got in for FREE, because our neighbor stopped us before we left and gave us his pass!!! This race car ride was Kaelin's favorite thing. She really loves to drive! If you put a quarter in, the race car would move back and forth, but I didn't even put the quarter in and she was happy as a clam! If nothing else, we had free entertainment for an hour!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New Action Baby Carrier Prints have arrived!!!

This is Cascade and it's my favorite!! I love the earthy green straps and sleeping hood.

Yeah! They're here! And they're gorgeous. This season's prints have a Pacific Northwest theme to them. They are Amy Butler prints and are named for the majestic Northwest. They are earthy and gender neutral. AND...they're available and in stock now at Heavenly Hold.

They are still the great soft structured carrier at a great price ($89). They can still carry a newborn through a 45 lb. toddler. They can still be worn on the front, hip or back, but now, they're just sooo cute!!

The Action Baby Carrier is also available in solid chocolate (with complimentary khaki) and solid olive (with complimentary khaki) for $79.