A lesson in humility for mom, from the ground up

January 31, 2012 by  
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The morning was hectic; we were running late. We had finally pulled into the parking lot of the elementary school when I looked down at my son’s feet, clad in clunky snow boots.”Your shoes are in your backpack, right?” I said.”Ummmm,” he answered….

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McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts… 2012-01-30 17:00:00

January 30, 2012 by  
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Tuesday's Giveaway Linkup

Welcome to Tuesday’s Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Aimee @ Classified: Mom & Karen @ Tots and Me & Alicia @ McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts!
This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the three hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Thank you for linking up with  Aimee @ Classified: Mom & Karen @ Tots and Me & Alicia @  McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts! 


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One SCARY Guy! {Mouth Man Hoodie #Giveaway (2/9) US}

January 30, 2012 by  
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This is what I get when I ask him to say “Cheese!”

If you aren’t familiar with Mouth Man Hoodies, you’re missing out! I was sent the Kids’ Skeleton Hoodie Shirt for Little Guy and it has quickly become his favorite thing to wear. The graphics are beyond amazing – sharp and detailed – and printed with eco-friendly inks. And the hoodies are made of 100% Polyester Sport Fabric (recycled!) This isn’t a heavy-weight material and is made to breathe, so it’s perfect for year-round wear. Right now, it’s cold out around here, so Little Guy has been wearing a long-sleeved tee under his hoodie. But, as the weather warms up, this will be perfect to wear outside in the spring or fall, and a great cover-up to carry around all summer for cool nights or windy days at the beach.

VERY cool graphics.

Now, I don’t know how old each of my readers is but, according to my stats, it looks as if most of you grew up in the 70′s and 80′s – like me. So you’ll be pretty familiar with the band Journey.  Guess who came up with the idea of Mouth Man Hoodies… The bass player, Ross Valory. AND, some of the graphics have been designed for Mouth Man by another (former) band member, drummer Prairie Prince. (((I can’t get “Don’t Stop Believin’” out of my head!)))You can read more about the creation of these fabulous hoodies and their designs HERE.

And check out those graphics. I think that the hood is my favorite part. The photos on the site don’t show the hood, so I was really surprised and impressed when Little Guy pulled it over his head. And these aren’t just cool graphics – we were able to even get a little learning about bones in over the past week. Now, whenever he bumps his head, I hear him say, “Mommy! I hurt my cranium!”

Here’s the best part of the hoodies, and the reason they’re named “Mouth Man” – when you cross your arms in front of you, the graphics on the elbow-area of the shirts create a head with a mouth! Once I put Little Guy in front of a mirror and showed him how he could cross his arms and then make the skeleton’s mouth open and close, he was running around “YOMP-ing” Daddy, Brubber, and the poor, confused cat!

Don’t you just love it when red-eye actually works in your photos?

Mouth Man has many more designs and is available in sizes from Kids 2T all the way up to Adults XXL. 

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Share Time

January 26, 2012 by  
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I ran across this great blog post about “How Blogging Became my Boyfriend” on Independent Fashion Blogger and I’m not gonna lie, I was nodding my head in agreement with everything they posted.I tell people we met at the Library. Then I bust out laughin…

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Tuesday’s Giveaway Linkup {1/24}

January 23, 2012 by  
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Tuesday's Giveaway Linkup

Welcome to Tuesday’s Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Aimee @ Classified: Mom & Karen @ Tots and Me & Alicia @ McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts!
This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the three hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Thank you for linking up with  Aimee @ Classified: Mom & Karen @ Tots and Me & Alicia @  McCrenshaw’s Newest Thoughts! 

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Don’t Throw Out The Baby with the Bathwater!

January 23, 2012 by  
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When I was a kid, my brother, sister, and I had “bath night”. One night a week. It was usually on Wednesday because that’s when The Dukes of Hazzard was on TV. My dad (he raised us) would fill the tub, set my little brother up with a snack in front of …

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OH, What a Day It’s Been!

January 22, 2012 by  
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Yesterday was a blissful day filled with peace. When Little Guy awoke, he sat up, stretched, and said, “A new day!” Made me smile to hear him say that because when I wake up, I usually say it to myself, in my mind. He must have made up his mind then an…

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Week 3: January 15 – 21, 2010 {#Mamatography}

January 22, 2012 by  
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It was so hard to choose photos for this week’s Mamatography post. It seemed like I had the camera out all of the time. And we did so much! I had the kids help me choose which picture to include and this is what we decided on:

Day 15 (1/15/12)

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New Coolidge showroom goes mid-century stylish

January 18, 2012 by  
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By Bonnie Caprara
BerkleyLive Editor
Maureen Popkin had a problem. She loves mid-century modern furniture, but had a hard time finding it.
“I looked at the marketplace and thought, ‘What’s Read more »

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Michigan Winter Farmer’s Markets Are a Big Deal!

January 14, 2012 by  
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Did you know that Michigan is in the top 10 states with the most winter farmer’s markets? We have 33 this year, which is a 58% increase over last year. Hopefully that means that more folks are feeding their families and eating healthier. Where do you g…

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