. My Little Lily Bud: 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Most Dangerous Pictures I've Taken

Oh my gosh it's been a wild trip the past couple of days. Lily cut her first tooth, she's been clingy and separation anxious, as well as constipated.

Wednesday was exciting when a mama deer left her baby under the front porch for the day. I got pictures of her, which was the most awesome but dangerous thing I think I have ever done. At one point the fawn followed me and started crying.yelling at me and when I turned around she ran right up to me and deer-hugged me. At that moment I heard a crashing in the woods -- Mama Doe. I already saw her go after Tike for getting too close so I ran like hell back inside. I looked back only when I was at the door and mama came out of the woods looking for me. I'm very thankful I didn't stick around...

We had to move the fawn when the people came to take care of the lawn (we being me). Carrying a wild newborn fawn was pretty awesome and scary when I had no idea where the mama was.

But Mama Doe gave birth to her second a little after dropping this one off.  I think I need to say this fawn was at most a couple of hours old when he/she was brought over.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fun in the Sun

So I've been really slack lately about posting every day, but never fear! I've returned with a condensed version of the past few days with pictures.
Don't forget to check out the giveaway page! Giveaways ending this week :)

Creamy Pesto Chicken with wheat noodles and broccoli. I made it. Score.

Foraged wild blackberries.  Just the beginning :) I ate a few before the picture was taken...

A hawk feather I found

Lizard buddy

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Awesome EdenFantasys Savings!

While the contents of this post are family- and work-friendly, the links are 18+ and up. Please use discretion when visiting the links.

EdenFantasys.com always has awesome promotions, and right now is no exception!  The big one that I have my eye on right now is the 20% off any 3 Booty Parlor body-care products. I have tried a few of their body-care products and loved them!

You can also save 30% on select adult novelties, plus there are kits that come with a discount.  You know, if that's what you're into. 

Personally, my favorite favorite FAVORITE item is the Intimate Caress Shave Cream by Kama Sutra in honeysuckle. I have been using it lately and there is no going back for me! My legs feel silky smooth and a light fragrance of honeysuckle makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.  It must be my lucky day because there is 20% off of three Kama Sutra body-care items, which includes this awesome product! Talk about happy me :)
I love this stuff!

So when you get the chance, check out EdenFantasys.com. Awesome products (some even come with a free towel!) Free gifts with every purchase, and a great way to feel pretty and sexy, no matter what you buy!

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Catch-up In Pictures

I finally found the camera cord, so now I can update the awesome happenings of the past week or so via pictures!  Yay! 

We're da Bob-omb

Wild onion I foraged and ate. Definitely cook with other items.

Tike don't play no games.

Turtle buddy

I let her feed herself yogurt.

Naked time.

That's not how you take your vitamins, Lilz...

Monday, May 14, 2012

UGLee Pen Review and Giveaway (Ends 5/22)

When I was little I had a lot of trouble writing "the right way."  I personally feel there is no right or wrong way to hold a pencil as long as the handwriting is neat. Mine, unfortunately, was very messy so I needed a change. The little grips and things that were added to pencils to help me learn to hold it "correctly" caused me some issues and I rebelled against it until third grade because I thought kids at my new school would make fun of me if I didn't.


I'm working on getting back up-and-running here. I cannot find the darn camera connector for the life of me!  It's the last time I let Lily play with things like that... Live and learn, right?

But here are the winners of the Copy Kids DVD and the Anytime Costumes Coupon....

Copy Kids Winner -- Samantha D.
Anytime Costumes Coupon -- Emilie C.

Both winners have been notified and confirmed. I have contacted both sponsors and prizes should be shipped out soon. If there are any problems, let me know. Congratulations!

Stay tuned for more giveaways! I have one I will post tonight with or without personal pictures, so bear with me :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kindle Fire Giveaway! US only, Ends 5/24

Everyone likes to be liked....and we LIKE you! 

To prove it we are going to give away a Kindle Fire to one lucky person...it could be you!
Kindle Fire: upright, angled view
Credit given to Amazon for photo
Give Oh Giveaway, Oh My Gosh Beck, Military Wives SavingsSimplified Saving and my blog have teamed up with some other great bloggers to present this giveaway to you! We like to keep things simple. So all you have to do to enter to win this AWESOME prize is answer one easy question on the rafflecopter form below: What is your name and the best email address to reach you at if you win the Kindle Fire? Easy, right?
It only takes one entry to enter to win but completing the extra entries will increase your odds! You literally have hundreds of chances to get your name in the drawing! The winning entry will be confirmed, so please make sure you do the task before hitting enter! 

We recently read comments on what the least favorite task to do in order to enter a giveaway was....the number 1 answer was "Liking 50 Facebook pages that I am not interested in for only 25 bonus entries!" You spoke and we listened! So for this giveaway each participating blogger is listed individually. Choose to like the ones that might interest you and submit those entries. Or better yet, like them all, get every possible entry in for the great prize; then if in a weeks time you feel your news feed is too clogged, just adjust the notifications. You can hide the posts from your news feed by clicking on the little gadget (star like button) and then adjust accordingly. It is easy to do and better than un-liking a page. Remember you can fill out as many or as few extra entries as you want on the Rafflecopter form!
This giveaway will run from 12:01 am on May 10th to 11:59 pm (eastern time) on May 24th. You can tweet and share this giveaway daily for extra entries...so come back daily to increase your chances! The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn! This giveaway is open to the continental US only. Sorry-international people....shipping is a bugger!
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for sharing this giveaway. I just like to share! 
If you don't see the rafflecopter form below please click the "Read more" link

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Just wanted to let you know I haven't fallen off of the edge of the world -- just have some unforeseen events pop up that I am taking care of.  I should be back soon!

In the meantime, don't forget to check out the recent giveaways!

Anytime Costumes Coupon $25 -- Ends TONIGHT!
Copy Kids DVD -- Tomorrow!!

I still need to update my giveaway page, but there is also a Bright Starts Baby Shower Giveaway and a Kindle Fire Giveaway as well, so don't forget to enter!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway! Ends 5/28

Welcome to the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway!

Bright Starts and Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa-Mom have teamed to offer an amazing Bright Starts Sunnyside Safari Collection giveaway to one lucky reader!
This includes the Sunnyside Safari™ Chair Top High Chair, Playard, Plug in Sway & Swing, Portable Swing and Saucer making this truly the Ultimate Baby Shower Gift.
Special thank you to the wonderful bloggers who made this possible including our co-hosts: To Sew with Love, The Lucky Ladybug and Mom Blog Society.

I think the animal theme is just adorable and will go with any fun nursery.  I know Lily loves her animals! Every day is a Safari with this set. I would have loved to have gotten all of this at a baby shower -- it's everything a baby could need fun-wise!

Big smiles and bright adventures go hand in hand in this exciting, fun-filled collection!
Take a walk on the sunny side-where baby gear goes together in delightful new ways. It's a win for infants and parents alike, with irresistable jungle characters adorning an array of fun coordinated products you'll use every day. Each piece of the collection does its job charmingly, with non-stop fun at an unbeatable value.
The Bright Starts Sunnyside Collection is available at Wal-Mart!

Sunnyside Safari™ Chair Top High Chair
A good high chair is a must for moms, and Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Chair Top High Chair is as good as they come! It does what a full-sized model does and more, adjusting to four different heights (and nearly any table), reclining to three positions, and converting to a booster seat for smooth transition to the toddler years.
The reversible seat pad is made of stain-resistant fabric you can wipe clean or machine-wash. The removable Stay Level Tray™ remains flat even when the seat is reclining. All this, plus the friendly characters of the Sunnyside Safari™ Collection. Make mealtime and snack time more enjoyable for baby and you. Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

Product Features:
  • Convenient 2 piece reversible seat pad is made of stain resistant fabric that is wipeable and machine washable
  • 4 height positions to fit most table sizes
  • 3 position recline
  • Removable Stay Level Tray™ remains level even when seat is reclined
  • 3 locking positions to grow with baby
  • Built-in holders are convenient for drinks or snacks
  • Converts to booster for easy toddler transition
  • 5 point convertible safety harness

Sunnyside Safari™ Playard
A bright, sunny place for baby to rest, play, get a quick diaper change and spend a few moments with some friendly jungle pals! That's the Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Playard. This playard includes a removable bassinet with our time-saving One Less Step™ feature for easy fold-and-go mobility.
There's a convenient changing table, a handy side storage pocket, easy-roll wheels, a travel bag, plus a colorful toy bar to delight baby. And like all Bright Starts™ products, this playard is an unbeatable value. Part of our coordinated Sunnyside Safari™ Collection. Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

Product Features:
  • Removable bassinet with One Less Step™ to quickly fold and go
  • Convenient changing table
  • Toy bar with 2 fun toys
  • Side storage pocket
  • Wheels for easy portability
  • Includes travel bag

Sunnyside Safari™ Plug in Sway & Swing™
Some swings go back and forth. Some go side to side. This one does both—and does it with music, toys, and delightful jungle style. With a seat designed for 180° rotation, allowing three swing directions, the Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Plug in Sway & Swing™ uses our unique TrueSpeed™ technology to sense baby's weight and adjust for consistent speed—so it grows along with baby.
The swing also boasts a volume-adjustable 20 minutes of melodies and nature sounds, an overhead mobile—even an AC adaptor to save on battery expense. And it features the fun and engaging characters of the Sunnyside Safari™ Collection. Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

Product Features:
  • Seat rotates 180° for 3 swing directions
  • TrueSpeed™ technology maintains 6 speeds as baby grows
  • Mobiles with 2 playtime toys easily pivots out of the way
  • 20 minutes of melodies and nature sounds with volume control and auto shut-off
  • AC adaptor saves money on batteries
  • Swing time with 3 settings: 30, 45 and 60 minutes
  • Whisper Quiet™ operation
  • 5 point harness
  • Machine washable seat pad
  • Non-slip feet

Sunnyside Safari™ Portable Swing
Find baby's favorite speed with this innovative portable swing. The Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Portable Swing is a win for parents and babies—from its machine-washable padded seat right down to its bright yellow, non-slip feet. With six distinct speeds to choose from, you'll find it easy to suit your little one's mood—and our patented TrueSpeed™ technology keeps those speeds consistent even as baby grows.
The Comfort Recline™ seat gives you a choice of two positions, and WhisperQuiet™ operation makes this swing silent in use. Wrap it all up in the super-fun animal decor and you've got a perfect travel companion. Part of Bright Starts™’ Sunnyside Safari™ Collection. Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

  • TrueSpeed™ Technology maintains 6 speeds as baby grows
  • Comfort Recline™ seat with 2 positions
  • Whisper Quiet™ operation
  • Easily folds for storage or travel
  • 5 point harness
  • Machine washable seat pad
  • Non-slip feet

Sunnyside Safari™ Saucer
This is where babies go for serious fun. A Walmart exclusive, the 7-activity Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Saucer offers entertainment options galore—and a lighthearted jungle theme with fun characters you'll adore.
The seat rotates a full 360° for endless interaction with the activity stations. Twin overhead toy arms provide even more entertainment options. And the three different height positions make this one saucer your baby won't soon outgrow. Four link loops mean still more toys can be attached. Part of the Sunnyside Safari™ Collection, this saucer will quickly become a family favorite. Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

Product Features:
  • 3 adjustable height positions allows entertainer to grow with baby
  • Seat rotates 360° for nonstop interaction with 7 activity stations
  • 2 overhead toy bar arms with mirror, hanging toy and fabric crinkle leaves
  • Hanging elephant toy
  • Bendy giraffe teething stalk
  • Bead chaser with easy to grip textured beads
  • Lion popper with spiraling beads
  • Rotating ladybug barrels with fun textures and beads
  • Rocking toucan on leaf stalk
  • 4 link loops for attaching more toys
  • Lays flat for storage
  • Built-in toy tray is easy to clean
Giveaway starts on May 7 at 12:01AM and ends May 28 at 11:59PM. Open to the US residents only; must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Enter to win the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway including the Sunnyside Safari Collection on the rafflecopter form below.

Just hit Read More, and if the form does not appear refresh your page :)