My Swapper Friends (Part 2)

Okay gang, here’s round two of my wonderful swapper friends. 

If you missed round one, you can click the link below to read up on all of the amazing friends and advertisers that I am linking up with each month. 




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Three Peas and a Dog

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Leslie and I met through Mom’s Club in Robbinsville, NJ a few years ago. She has always been a great support to me. I know when I had Sean, she delivered meals to my door within a week. They were perfect for those nights that I just did not want to cook.  Leslie is another friend of mine that has so many talents. Take a look at her site and you will see what I mean! I swear I have the most talented friends ever! 

Hi everyone! I’m Leslie…a born and raised Jersey Girl with three little peas and a bullie named Ozzie. With the three peas being ages six and under, our household is always loud and chaotic. I wouldn’t have it any other way (most of the time).  I have a crafting problem, for which I blame my mother.  She was a master of all trades, and has passed that passion to me.  I like trying new crafts and projects, right now focusing on cookie decorating, knitting and sewing.  My family is my biggest inspiration, so my current projects include children’s scarves and reversible headbands (for my diva Pea), boo-boo bags (for my rugged and rowdy Peas) and lots of cookies (loved by all my Peas).  I love creating hand-made gifts for friends and family, and I’m hoping to create those -made with love- items for you to give to your loved ones! 

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Mommy, Daddy and Mason

Mommmy, Daddy and Mason

Hi, my name’s Tabitha and I blog over at Mommy, Daddy and Mason. As you can tell by the title my blog is all about my little family, we live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and spend a lot of time outdoors, even though it rains 364 days of the year. Mason is a very active 4 year old and we go on a lot of adventures, this blog is a great way to document everything, cause let’s face it I have a horrible memory! I love cooking, reading, watching tv/movies, reviewing things, just giving my opinion, but mainly exploring with my family. I’m not crafty so you won’t find too many of those posts’ around here. What you will find is lots of pictures of a handsome little blued eyed guy!! I hope you come by and check out my blog, you won’t be disappointed 😉

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A Geek In Glasses


I am wife, momma, artist, photographer, farmer and fiber spinner.

My husband and I met before I was out of high school and spent the first 10 years of our relationship in search of vintage treasures. We have a 1956 Dodge, black with flames. I have a love of Fiesta Ware and hubby loves vintage smoking advertising. During that time I worked as a Graphic Designer in a little design firm outside of Hartford, CT.
Fast forward to now, we are farmers of a 2 acres fiber farm with 6 animals. We also farm 3 acres of pumpkins at my grandfather’s farm. We own a 1939 Allis Chalmers tractor that we toy around with.
I studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburg for photography and enjoy photographing people and places throughout Central PA.
We have many, many hobbies. Husband is a Blacksmith and Medieval Competitive Sword Fighter. I love crafts of all kinds and our daughter keeps us busy with Irish Step Dance and a love of Pirates. We also enjoy Letterboxing, hiking, and a vast array of other things.  

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Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/AGeekInGlasses

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Elissa Harris from PartyLite





Elissa and I met awhile back when I first moved to NJ. She was one of the co-presidents of the local moms clubs. We have stayed in touch ever since and I wanted to share with you a little bit about her Party Lite business. Take it away Elissa….

HI…I’m Elissa. I am a mother of three boys. They are 16, 12 and 10 and they keep me going ALL THE TIME. PartyLite and I are celebrating our 40th birthdays in April and March respectively. I have been with PartyLite for nearly 19 years and I love that I was able to bring in some “fun money” while staying home with my boys.


 What I love most about PartyLite is the opportunity it provides to ALL types of people. With the free to start up program, it allows anyone to start a personal business. With the AMAZING scents and different types of products, we suit all tastes and decor. The greatest thing in our line for “new mommies” are the scentglow warmers. They provide a wonderful scent throughout the room without the flame of a candle. You simply pick your scent and plug it in

Website: 
http://www.partylite.biz/sites/elissaharris

Check out this SHORT video of the world’s brightest candle


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Mommy and The Mouse


Why Mommy and The Mouse? Because my life revolves around being a “Mommy” and my love for “The Mouse” (aka anything Disney).

I am a military wife and mom of two wonderful, and very busy boys. I refer to them on my page, blog and twitter as Phineas and Ferb. The names actually fit them perfectly as well. My oldest is a man of few words and has an “engineers” mind like Ferb. My youngest, just like Phineas, has red hair and is the instigator! There are times when they’re playing in their playroom and I’m almost scared to check on them for fear of what I may find!!!!!

My husband is currently serving in the United States Air Force. His career has taken us to some interesting places. We’ve lived in Nevada, New Mexico and now reside in Georgia. When we found out we were moving to Georgia, I had to look up exactly how close we would be to Disney World….. a mere 235 miles!!!! I was SO excited. I started planning our first visit since our honeymoon in 2004.

As for “The Mouse”…. From my first visit to Walt Disney World in 1992, I’ve been hooked. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to Disney World quite a few times and was able to visit Disneyland Paris and Disneyland as well.

If we are not on a Disney vacation, I am planning our next! There is something about Disney that I can’t express in words. It doesn’t matter how old you are, when you see Cinderella’s castle, you turn into a 4 year old little girl again!

I hope you enjoy this page as much as I enjoy sharing my love for Disney with you.

Website: 
http://www.mommyandthemouse.com/default.html

Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/MommyandTheMouse

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MomandTheMouse
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7 Things for my Bloppy Bloggers

I recently joined a great new Facebook blog page this week – Bloppy Bloggers. It is a great page where my fellow bloggers can get together to chat and support one another and our adventures. Well today I was “tagged” in a fun little game that bloggers like to play. This one is a fun one that I have always enjoyed doing. I recall it going around via email back in the day BF (Before Facebook).

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I need to share 7 things about myself that you may not know. If you are new to my blog then this should all be new to you, but if you have followed me for more than 3 weeks than this post may sound a little to familiar from this previous post! But watch out fellow bloggers….I may have tagged you below to play along in our little game! I always love these tags because it is the best way to learn a few things about one another. I have made so many new friends in the past few weeks and I admit I haven’t had the chance to go back and read their blogs from the beginning of time.

So here we go!


Number 7:
I spent the first 28 years of my life living in Delaware before moving to NYC and then eventually NJ.  I grew up in New Castle Delaware then lived a few other places around Delaware before moving to NYC in 2004. We lived in two different apartments over 3 years. It was a tight fit but this was before kids so it wasn’t too bad. Then in 2007 we moved to New Jersey – which is half way between Delaware (where our family still resides and NYC where the hubby works). I have lived here in NJ now for 5 years and I still don’t know where anything is. Just ask my Jersey friends. They will ask to meet at a certain place and I ALWAYS have to ask where that is. I never know where people are talking about. But ask me anything about Delaware and I can probably help you out. I guess it’s time I better start learning about my new home state.

My tiny little NYC apartment!

 

Number 6: 
I went to catholic school for 12 years of my life. I loved the education, my group of friends and the fact that I had a uniform. I liked getting up and not having to pick out an outfit but it did make picking out clothes in college a lot harder. From 1st grade through 8th grade I went to Our Lady of Fatima in New Castle, DE. Then for 9th -12th, I went to St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington, DE. Both were great schools and I wouldn’t trade the education or the experience for the world.  I must admit that I have horrible grammar (if you are a regular on the blog you know that one by now). Sorry guys! I just didn’t do well in English classes!

Here’s my 1st grade photo. I am in the bottom left corner next to the apple sporting my Dorothy Hamill haircut and rocking the uniform (see I loved that uniform)

Number 5: 

I am obsessed with football – most specifically the Philadelphia Eagles and the University of Delaware. I can’t help it. I grew up watching football with my dad and going to every UD game with my parents from the time that I was a little itty bitty baby all the way through my four years at the college. Now if you have been reading this blog for awhile you already know about this slight obsession. I just wish that I was little bit richer so I could start going to some NFL games and if we lived back in Delaware I would definitely be going to every UD home game!

Number 4: 
I am obsessed and I do me OBSESSED with celebrity gossip. I can’t stop going online to TMZ, Radar Online, Perez Hilton, etc. It has been an issue now ever since the website Gawker.com came out with a celebrity stalking site (a long time ago). When I was living and working in NYC it was an obsession. You could log on and read where people posted celebrity sightings all around town. So if you wanted to, you could go stalk them.  I promise I never did! I swear, I did have a job that I needed to go to every day. But then Perez Hilton and TMZ started and the obsession lived on. I check these sites all of the time and I love sharing the latest celebrity gossip with all of my friends. I even got my mom into those websites. But I do realize that the older I get, the less I know who the heck these kids are anymore that they are gossiping about. I was probably the last to know who the Twilight peeps were. I have less time these days to really read the articles but have kept up with the Kardashians and I know all things Britney and Jessica. If you were to quiz me in the latest celeb gossip, I know that I would get an A++. Just don’t dare ask me where a comma belongs!

My favorite TMZ starlet. She’s like a train wreck I hate to see the results but I can’t look away.

Number 3: 
I have a terrible (and I mean pass out on the floor) fear of blood and anything medical. From as young as I remember I always passed out if I saw anything gross or gory. I don’t know how I survived two c-sections.  Honestly I think it was better that I had c-sections than natural childbirth. The moment my kids were out the anxiety medicine was administered to me very quickly. I was okay during Ben’s birth until the end but with Sean I was hyperventilating the entire time. It was better that I couldn’t see a thing! Even though my husband did explain things that he saw later on. I am getting queasy just thinking about it. But they were worth every second of pain and blood and gore for these two beautiful boys!

I don’t handle my kids blood any better. I am dreading the day that they lose their first tooth (eww gross). Now I know that I get stitches at my dermatologist all of the time but I can take anxiety meds for that. I can prepare myself. I can’t prepare for the moment one of my kids gets injured. When Ben got hurt at school last month and busted his teeth/lips/gums, the teachers laughed that my first question to them was “Did the bleeding stop? Is he all cleaned up”.  I always thought that I would outgrow it but I haven’t. I still have the anxiety but I have gotten a lot better than I was just a few years ago! I mean just 6 years ago I never could have done the whole dermatology thing by myself. I always needed someone to go with me! Now I am an old pro.

Number 2: 
I went to college at the University of Delaware and studied Consumer Economics! To this day I don’t think that I could explain my major. After college I worked in marketing at Wilmington Trust for a few years. Then when we moved to NYC I started working at Ralph Lauren Childrenswear – besides being a mom this was the BEST JOB EVER.  I did not have any experience with fashion or design whatsoever but that didn’t matter. It was such a wonderful job and there are a lot of days that I wish that I was still working there (and not just for the awesome discount). I learned so much about manufacturing and design. Oh and I made so many wonderful friends, had an amazing boss and overall it was such a wonderful experience.  It was just a great place to work. I miss being on the inside of the fashion world. Now I just live out my fashion life at Kohls or Target ! God, I miss Ralph!

  

And the number one thing that you might not know about me is…drumroll please….
Number 1
I was born in January during the blizzard of 1977. Not that this is something special but I was born in an ambulance that was stuck on I-95 in that blizzard. My mom of course went into labor and had to call an ambulance (one because of the weather and two because I was coming quickly).  I just couldn’t wait and on the way to the hospital I popped out! I am just thankful that my parents didn’t name me I-95 or anything stupid like that. So as I tell people my 15 minutes of fame were the first 15 minutes of my life (I need to find my news paper articles about my birth to prove that I was sort of famous).  Now I know it’s not as cool as being born in a taxi or at a bus stop but still… it’s a fun story to tell. 

There you have it, 7 things that you probably never wanted or needed to know about me, but now you do! Oh and now comes the time that I tag some of my fellow bloggers to share 7 things about themselves. Make sure you post on my Facebook page so I can read and share!! I know it’s the holidays so I won’t be forcing you to have this done by the end of the day, I am not that mean. These are just a few bloggers I would love to learn more about!

Tag, you’re it:

Somewhat Sane Mom
Three Peas and a Dog
Mommy, Daddy and Mason
Perfectly Imperfect Mom
Sara Sherrell


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November Sponsors

First off I want to start out by saying Thank You to all of my wonderful sponsors this month. This was the first time I offered ads on my blog and I am grateful for all of you who took a chance with me! I hope that you will continue your ads or swaps again soon!  I am also running a promotion for the month of December. Check it out below (or click on my Advertising/Product Review page for more information). 

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Jen’s Wreaths

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Sara Sherrell- Rockin’ Oily Momma

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I am an essential oil using  mommy blogger, posting about life as wife and mommy. Faith, family, and health are frequent topics that are near to my heart. We use Young Living essential oils to stay happy and healthy. Using essential oils in place of pills has been amazing! 
You can read about my journey toward becoming the Rockin’ Oily momma here 
http://sarasherrell.com/2011/08/19/whats-this-young-living-thing-anyway/
Stop by and leave a comment! I would love to see you!

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Photography by Jen Davis
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I am a mom, wife, photographer, friend, playground Photobucket

Hi everyone! I’m Leslie…a born and raised Jersey Girl with three little peas and a bullie named Ozzie. With the three peas being ages six and under, our household is always loud and chaotic. I wouldn’t have it any other way (most of the time).  I have a crafting problem, for which I blame my mother.  She was a master of all trades, and has passed that passion to me.  I like trying new crafts and projects, right now focusing on cookie decorating, knitting and sewing.  My family is my biggest inspiration, so my current projects include children’s scarves and reversible headbands (for my diva Pea), boo-boo bags (for my rugged and rowdy Peas) and lots of cookies (loved by all my Peas).  I love creating hand-made gifts for friends and family, and I’m hoping to create those -made with love- items for you to give to your loved ones! 

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