. My Little Lily Bud: January 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winner Announced!

The winner of the $25 PayPal for the Chinese New Year Blog Hop is...

Lisa Garner!  Congratulations!!!!

The winner has been confirmed :)  Good luck on future giveaways!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Swagbucks Spirit Week Starts Today! Don't Forget!!

Be sure to check out Swagbucks all week because it's SPIRIT WEEK!  WOOOO!

Each day is going to be celebrating a different holiday, and today is the Chinese New Year.  Remember to search for codes (I'll post them on the facebook page when I see them) and check out the new prizes!

Of course, don't forget to earn your Swagbucks via the search engine and search!

Hop to it!

Last Day To Enter for $25 PayPal!

Don't forget your daily entries!!  Good luck to everyone!  If you have not yet entered, use the link below.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Get a Head-start On Valentine's Day!

This is an EdenFantasys post.  While the post itself  is work and family friendly, the links may not be and are for 18+ users only.  Please use discretion. 

Valentine's Day is less than a month away now, and if you're planning on spicing things up this year, look no further than EdenFantasys store!  There are some awesome promotions going on now on lingerie, novelties, and more.  Awesome, right?

What kind of savings can you find?  Well, let's list a few, taken directly from the EdenFantasy's promotion page:

And that is not even half of the promotions and specials going on!  Check out all promotions here.  A lot of these will be ending on January 31st, so you better hurry before they're gone!  

There are also new product arrivals almost daily, so it is always good to check and see if something catches your eye.  If something you really want goes out of stock, you can always set an alarm to be notified when it will be back in.  And if you are unsure about a product, read the reviews!  They are incredibly helpful in deciding what to purchase.  You can even check out the Forum and discuss these with other customers and community members. EdenFantasys loves making sure customers get the things they want!

So if you're stumped on Valentine's ideas, looking for some savings, or even want a little something for yourself, EdenFantasys is the place to shop!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Say No To SOPA! Blackout Strike

While I have no idea how to blackout my page, I have a little banner in the corner.

I will not be posting anything tomorrow as part of the strike against the Stop Online Piracy Act which is a bunch of you-know-what.

To make a long story short, this SOPA will greatly diminish our say-so and freedom of speech on the internet as it will be heavily regulated.  Any complaint can shut a site and anyone linking to that site down, whether they had anything to do with it or not.

Talk about unconstitutional, right?  We'd end up having the same kind of monitoring that China has.  Not cool.

So I'm taking part, though I'm just an itty bitty blog, and not posting anything tomorrow.  Wikipedia and other large sites are going to be blacking out, so don't be surprised if a number of sites don't show up.

Think about it, though -- if this passes the sites that are blacking out in the strike would probably end up disappearing, a long with many others.

It will be interesting to see what the internet is like without them, but I would rather not go more than a day without Wikis!

Here's a cool article about it: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/mythbusters/articles/mythbuster-adam-savage-sopa-could-destroy-the-internet-as-we-know-it-6620300

Taciturn Tuesday (Replacing Wordless Wednesday for Blackout)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blog Hoppin'!

Moose and Tater is once again hosting an Alexa Drop Hop!  Go check it out!

If you are visiting from the hop, welcome!  Feel free to follow and leave a comment linking to your blog so I can return the favor.

I also have a $25 PayPal Giveaway you can enter!  Have fun!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cute Shoes and a Bad Hair Day

Lily got a whole bunch of new clothes from friends and family recently and she's stylin'!  Today she is wearing some bunny shoes!  She is frustrated because she can't pull them off like her socks.  Hehe, 1 for Mommy, 0 for Lily.

However, to even the score she made a mess in her diaper, so I gave her a bath.  Why is this a plus?  She got a massage after.  Lucky little girl :)

Mommy, on the other hand, is not doing so well.  I have an awful bad hair day today from putting my hair up in a messy ponytail after my shower.  Ugh.  A massage would have been better!


Lily likes it, though.  Apparently it is more fun to pull.

I haven't been posting too much because I got a 3DS :D  I'll let everyone know if it's worth getting or not in a while.  I have a few reviews coming up soon, so be on the lookout!

And Lily has more shoes to show off.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pastures of Opportunity

I just thought I'd pass on this sweepstakes opportunity to my readers because I know I enjoy it!

Pastures of Opportunity is a website that is constantly giving away $100 Gift Cards.  They could be for Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, Zappos, and more!  The giveaways last for about two weeks and you get 1 daily entry per gift card.  You can also sign up for alerts for a new giveaway so you will always know when something new is going on.

I think it's pretty sweet, and you never know -- you may win :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Win $25 PayPal Cash in The Chinese New Year Blog Hop! (closed)


Welcome to the Chinese New Year Hop, brought to you by How Was Your Day?  2012 is the Year of the Dragon!

The Dragon is a sacred symbol in Chinese astrology.  A dragon is symbolic of power and superiority, rather than a threatening symbol.  People born under the sign of the dragon are special, considered widely to be strong and wise.

There are more than 60 blogs participating, each with a minimum $25 prize package!    We also have a Grand Prize.  You can earn entries for the Grand Prize by entering the giveaways hosted on each blog.

You'll definitely want to see what everyone has to offer!  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Swag Code Extravaganza On Friday!!

Swagbucks is making Friday the 13th a lucky day this week, as they hold a Swag Code Extravaganza, which means more opportunities to get reward points towards free stuff! It starts at 7am Eastern Time - throughout the day there will be 8 different Swag Codes, and if you can get them all, you'll have an extra 60 Swag Bucks in your account.

See you there!

Wordless Wednesday: The Resemblance

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gluten Free -- Way To Be?

I personally have no physical problem with gluten, though I do a lot of people that are unable to eat it due to allergies.  It takes some getting used to, but eating gluten free isn't all that bad.

Lately I've been munching down on some KinniKritters chocolate animal cookies.  They had a weird texture at first, but now that I've started eating them regularly I love them!

I am not 100% certain about the "gluten free" craze that people without the allergy have, but it seems to work for me.

These KinniKritters are dairy free, nut free, and gluten free but "may contain traces of egg."  Talk about awesome!  For all that they lack, they really do make a wonderful snack.  If you're worried about calories (and I personally am not) they are 90 calories per serving, and each serving is 20 grams, or 8 cookies.

To find out more, you can check out Kinnikinnick.com.  I just finished my box, so I better go buy some more!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lily's Discovery, My Scare, and Cleaning

A couple of days ago I was typing away on the computer when Lily's walker toy started making sounds I had never heard before.  I listened and grew concerned, so I walked in to see what was wrong.  It was buzzing and making sounds that sounded like songs.  I had never heard the toy do that, so I started to worry that it was dying or about to explode.  Before lifting Lily out of the toy and saying the Lord's Prayer to exorcise the possessed toy, I realized that maybe Lily had just found a new setting I hadn't.  Sure enough, there is a hidden switch that changes the sound-making part from a keyboard, to songs, to animal noises.  I was relieved and also proud Lily figured it out.

Of course, she could have just been banging on the toy until something new happened.

Next, Tike disappeared for a long time.  I heard a cat yelling in the woods and started freaking out.  He didn't come when I called him, which is rather unusual for him.  When the yelling stopped and everything was silent, I thought for sure my furbaby was gone.

Then, a little while later, I saw him running out of the woods and right up to me.  Scared me to death, but he's alright.

And today I've been cleaning.  That's pretty much my life in a nutshell.  I even took a break from Pokemon.  I'm sure Lily wasn't too happy about not getting to teeth on the Gameboy, but we all must make sacrifices.

Girl Legos Sexist? An EdenFantasy's Post.

The dreaded girl Legos!  
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I was browsing through EdenFantasys SexIS magazine and stumbled upon an article about a new Legos product for girls and how some feminists are against it.  It made me think – What’s wrong with some pink and purple Lego blocks?!  I want some!

The author, Liz Langley, talks about the “Whoa! Momma” bloggers from Tampa Bay Times and their outrage about the new idea.  You can read the whole article here and leave your thoughts if desired.

I can see both sides, but I really don’t think there is anything wrong with some Lego products that are aimed specifically at females.  Sure, I know there is nothing wrong with the original Legos as they are, but new colors would be nice.  It does not mean that girls can’t play with the originals, just that there are options that may be more attractive to girls who would otherwise not play with them. 

Unfortunately (in my opinion), there are some feminists up in arms about this new proposed idea.  Really?  I don’t get it.  I mean, I get the “We want to be equal!” part, but I like some pink and purple princess stuff every now and again.  Lace, frills, and home cooking aren’t oppressive in my mind.  But yet, somehow, a company trying to create a product that targets a different gender demographic is now considered sexist. 

Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t companies out to make money?  I'm sure they want to include everyone in their consumer market. If they can make money off of it, I’m sure the last thing on their mind is discrimination.  They want as many consumers to purchase their products as possible.  Quit complaining about EVERYTHING please. 

I want pink Legos. 

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It's Mega Swagbucks Day and I Won! So Can You!

Yay!  Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day on Swagbucks.com and I just won 33 Swagbucks JUST by searching online.  Talk about SWEETNESS!

I think that's the most I've won so far, which doesn't seem like much but Swagbucks add up quickly!

Swagbucks is an awesome site for getting free (yes, you read right, FREE) stuff just by doing what you normally do.  You can play games, search the internet, answer polls, watch SwagbucksTV and more all while earning some Swagbucks!  Once you get enough you go to the store and redeem for awesome prizes!  I know I have won the $25 PayPal Cash Swagstakes twice, not to mention I've redeemed a LOT more in PayPal and Gift Cards.  It's pretty sweet.

If you sign up now and use the code HOLIDAYSWAG you can get an extra 100SB just for signing up.  And redeemable Swagbucks prizes start at 5SB!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chinese New Year Blog Hop Sign-Up!

There's an awesome blogger opportunity to participate in the Chinese New Year Giveaway Blog Hop!  Sign up at How Was Your Day!

The cost to participate is $5 PayPal that will go toward the GRAND PRIZE 


Writing a post advertising the giveaway!  I totally recommend joining up!

The hop will last from January 13th to the 23rd, so hurry up and join!  Time's running out!

And if you aren't a blogger, stay tuned for this awesome giveaway!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fun Way to Beat That Baby-Fat

Alright, so when I became pregnant I weighed about 105lbs, was 9 months pregnant and weighed 140lbs, and now am down to a little over 110lbs.  I'm doing pretty well, but still have a lot of squish in the middle.  I can't go to a gym and it's been too cold to walk around outside with Lily in her pouch or sling.  However am I to get those 10,000 recommended steps a day?!

Well, I had a "DUH!" moment when I realized I still had a Ps2 and Dance Dance Revolution. It took me hours to find all the pieces and set it up to my grandmother's dinosaur TV.  Well, I never did set it up to it, I used my own smaller TV, but it worked.  Before I knew it I had a work-out I could enjoy!  I ended up getting 5,000 steps on DDR alone before I realized I am rusty!  I knew I was going to need to work up to the 10K, but 5K is a great start!

Dance Dance Revolution has a workout mode where you can input how many calories you want to burn or how long you want to dance for. There are also so many different versions of DDR it's hard NOT to find songs you like. It's great cardio and awesome for the legs (and tushy :) so I find it worth the trouble.

There are DDR games for Wii or X-Box 360 with Kinect, and even Ps3, but if you don't have any of those and this sounds fun then I am sure you can find inexpensive used Ps2's or X-Boxes, DDR copies, and the DDR pads needed to play.

Lily also liked to watch.  The bright colors on the screen caught her attention and she laughed at her mommy doing funny things.  

I remember when we were younger my brother, sister, and I would often take turns playing and trying to get high scores.  We did it for HOURS.  I wonder how many steps we got then?

I know Swagbucks has different games and game consoles as rewards periodically, so you may even be able to grab some things for free if you look!  Personally, I've been an E-Bay fanatic.  Listia also has some great free deals on games as well.  Check it all out if you want!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lily Said Mama!

GGB denies it, but I know she heard it too.

We were sitting in the living room and she was on my lap.  We were watching something right around 12 and she started squirming.  Before I know it, I heard her yell, "MAMAAAAA!"  I looked at GGB and she looked at me and we looked at her and I said, "Did you say 'Mama?'"


"That's so good sweetie! Yaaaaay! Do it again!  Say, 'Mama."


Oh well.  I heard it.  She did it.  She doesn't know what it means, but I'm counting it.