Monday, March 30, 2009

I'm 100: Tiny Task Tuesday: 1st giveaway

So todays' post is going to be three posts in one. I am a few days behind with being a single mom right now and having all the kids home on spring break last week.


This is my own little way of trying to help America get back to the generous, Happy, and friendly place it was 20 years ago.

What did you do this week to help someone or something out?

Did you take in a stray? Did you watch someones' kids? Did you make a friend or neighbor a garden? How about pick up the trash that was laying all over the street after the trash men came by?

These are all simple or tiny tasks that can be done by you and your spouse and children. Very easy with no money involved, so don't use that as an excuse.

I will share one task that I did this week to help someone. My neighbors across the street had to leave there house around 9:30pm one night due to a gas leak. The firemen were in taking care of it and they were standing on their front porch with a 2 year old and a 4 year old freezing. I hollered across the street and through all the commotion to them to come over to my house. It was silly for them all to be standing outside with the wind blowing and it being cold, even if they did not have the children. So they stayed at my house for the rest of the time the firefighters were taking care of their house. Simple, easy, no money involved just the love in my heart and desire to help someone else out in need.

Its your turn, just one task a week. What can you do to make a difference? You do not have to adopt a child here. I am not asking you to run up 6 flights of stairs in a burning building. I am asking you to step up and do something good for someone and do it once or more a week. Try it!! It is a nice feeling when you see that clean street or that smiling child.

Also, say a little Prayer for my good Internet friend MckMama and baby Stellan. He is need of lots of prayers.


This week is the National Cherry Blossom festival here in D.C. All the beautiful trees surrounding the tidal basin, or water around the Jefferson Memorial are in bloom. They are quite gorgeous. Since we moved here I have been taking the kids down there and having a little photo shoot with them. I love to take pictures of them and what a perfect place to do it. Here are a few of the shots I got. I will go take a few more tomorrow. I love Spring, all the flowers beginning to bloom, the cool crisp air and the beginning of new life. Fantabulous!!!


Heck Yeah, I made it to 100 today! Aren't yall totally excited about this? Oh I am so going to kick it up a notch. ARE YOU READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is going to start my very first giveaway. BLOG CANDY ANYONE??? In keeping with my blog birthday today I am going to give yall until this Thursday night at 8pm EST to leave me comments in order to win. I will do a random drawing for the winner. It's that easy.

What is the prize you ask?

Oh its good. I am going to make with your colors a beautiful Dusty Diaper cake, to be shipped anywhere in the Continental U.S. I know you are stoked right! So go ahead start leaving those comments and tell all your friends about this giveaway. This will be a one of a kind Diaper cake for you or a loved one. Perfect for a Baby shower or gift for that new baby. Here is another Dusty Diaper cake. This one I made for my sister in law. Below is a picture of the very first one I made with all the bells and whistle for a dear friend.
Here's one I made for a friend who then gave it to another friend.

So what are you waiting for get out there and start commenting. Thanks for being a part of my life's journey. I am glad you are around. I love blogging just as much as I know you love reading.

Who's it gonna be Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Scat Now!!!


silverhartgirl said...

I love the pictures by the cherry blossom tree.
The diaper cakes you made looked so nice great job.

cpullum said...

The pictures are priceless!
I have been helping out on the track team for my daughters school!

Christy Lynn said...

Most of your cherry blossoms look white, ours seem to be more pink here. Okinawa has a different variety of cherry blossoms than mainland Japan and I'd imagine DC too since it's a lot warmer and more humid most of the year here. Glad you guys got to go take pictures with them though, I want to go see the DC ones sometime!

For my Tiny Task Tuesday which I actually did on Saturday, I made lasagna for dinner and invited one of my friends over whose hubby has deployed for about 8 months. I'm "adopting" her for the duration of the deployment and trying to think of things to keep her busy and give her stuff to look forward to so she doesn't spend all her time worrying about her husband.

valerie2350 said...

beautiful family :)

Our Naquin Family said...

Ohh it looks like ya'll had fun taking pictures with the Cherry Blossom trees :)! And of coures I love the 2nd diaper cake~~and so did my friend!! Now I must win so I can get on for another friend :).

Diana D said...

I have 3 nieces pregnant right now and will be needing shower gifts for each of them. This looks like a winner. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Tamara B. said...

So nice to read your life's journey from one military wife to another and love this pics of the beautiful children your are blessed with. Love the diaper cakes they are really nice, thank-you for the giveaway :)

Charisse said...

Hey chica! I think the pictures are gorgeous. Who took the ones that you are in? Or do you have a stand and a timer and all that snazzy stuff? Your babies are very beautiful little angels.

As for the diaper cake, I don't need one. But if my number is randomly picked then it will go to the foster family at my babysitter's church who just got a 1 month and a 1 year old and are in dire need of any kind of help possible.

The Spears Family said...

Ok- here I go...
A) My co-worker's boyfriend was recently diagnoised with an aggressive form of brain cancer. I help her do research online - I'm a Google guru. I also designed a flyer for a fundraiser they are hosting.
B) Love the cherry blossom photos! And your kids outfits! Boy do they look spiffy!
C) I'd love to win a diaper cake! I would give it away to a friend who is expecting- she would love it! BTW- the pink poddle cake is to die for!

Thanks for this contest opportunity!


Stop by and enter my giveaways!
(Pay It Forward and Frecklebox Personalized Children's Gifts.)

Heidi said...

Just have to say that I loved your cherry blossom pictures...such cute kids! The diaper cakes look beautiful and would make a wonderful gift! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Artsy Aut said...

You know I could use a super cute diaper cake! Your pictures look great! Love the blossoms!

Toby E. said...

Well, I am super jealous of your's and Christy's cherry blossoms!!!
The pictures are fabulous.
I am not in need of a diaper cake, so please give the chance to the others. I just had to comment. But you have inspired me the want to do a giveaway soon. Let me know how it goes. If it goes smoothly I may join you!

Beth said...

Here I am in 30 degree weather and when I saw the cherry blossom pictures I instantly felt jealous! How pretty. I have never been in Washington DC and have always wanted to go see the cherry blossoms. I have been trying to help out my Dad lately. He lives alone and has serious health problems so I check on him quite often. I know just the person I would give the diaper cake to. Such a nice giveaway! Thanks.

Leslie said...

My mom loved When When the Cherry Blossoms would Bloom in Washington DC!!! It was her favorite time to visit their~ (I miss her so much, she went to Heaven 2 years ago.)

Your Diaper Cakes are a piece of Art Work!!! How did you figure out how to make them? You are one talented lady! They are just gorgeous!!! I am entering your Giveaway for someone who is having a baby and would love this!!! It is just magnificent!!!

sphinx63 said...

Wow, you are lucky to have your cherry trees blooming already. It will be a few more weeks before they bloom here. The diaper cakes are beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!

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