I should've named my blog this!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Minot International Airport. Also a splash page announcing the new flights. Complete site coming this spring...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
.......wishful thinking of my dream car: 1967 purple GTO.........
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Monday, April 19, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I love the internet. I can't say it enough. I love the internet. You can find ANYTHING you want to find. And best of all, consumers have the option of having content delivered to them in the exact moment that it is relevant. For example, I bring you email marketing extraordinaire: Strong Moms by Similac
I received an email from Strong Moms today and amongst the tidbits of info about my baby is the new Diaper Decoder. So, of course, since many topics of conversation have been about poop and spit-up recently, I thought I would check it out. I'm a visual person, but I was not expecting what I found. Similac Strong Moms Diaper Decoder actually has pics of your young tot's poop, in every hue and consistency!
Now, most of you may be pretty disgusted by this concept. I, on the other hand, LOVE IT! How great is that?? As a parent, do you realize how many times the topic of conversation revolves around poop? When will my toddler ever poop in the potty? Why is my toddler's poop so hard/soft? Why is my infant's poop that color? Is that poop normal?!?!?
Similac brings you the scoop on all of it. Genius.
Monday, April 12, 2010
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Friday, April 9, 2010
This is so well done.
SussexSaferRoads — January 29, 2010 — For all licensing and broadcast information visit: http://www.alexandercommercials.co.uk
All material © 2010 Sarah Alexander/Daniel Cox/Sussex Safer Roads Partnership. WARNING: All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reserved. Unauthorised copying, public performance, radio or tv broadcasting of this material is prohibited.
An original approach to road safety advertising from the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership.
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Thursday, April 8, 2010
I have read a few posts and status updates lately from some mommy friends which made me think of things you just MUST HAVE for baby...until the second one arrives...and the third...and the fourth...The so called 'must haves' become almost comical by the time your second child arrives. And believe me, I had them all with my first and they have now become part of the garage sale pile. Don't get me wrong, some of them were very useful and handy the first time around. Maybe I'm just more tired this time and the nuance has worn off. You pretty much do what you have to do and use whatever works...So, here is my list for all you first time moms. Save your money for diapers and think twice before adding these to your list.
1. Wipes warmer
Just the other day, my cousin was horrified by the fact that I didn't have a wipes warmer for my baby. It was like I was abusing the poor child by not making the wipe the most soothing temperature for her precious bottom.
Here's a scenario: Your little one has been soothed by the nice warm feeling of the tepid wipe several times a day for weeks. Then one day you find yourself at the store and you're faced with a big blow out. You scurry to the changing table...but where's your wipes warmer now mama? That's right. Poor peanut's little tooshie is 'tortured' with a cold wipe. The only things she's thinking is "WHA????" as the screaming ensues.
Ok, that was a little dramatic. But seriously, a cold wipe is not the end of the world.
2. Cart cover
You know, that thing you place over the cart as you shop to keep the kid either entertained or sanitized, I'm not sure which. I received one of these with my first child. No offense, but I never remembered to take it with. My theory: Slap a little Purell on the cart and you're good to go. (of course my child was never one to suck on the handle...so in that case, maybe it would be useful)
3. Bottle warmer
Used it incessantly for the first....microwaves and warm tap water for the second. Yes, I know. I'm a terrible mom. And yes, I would rather have not bothered with either and just nursed my child the whole time, but that's another story.
4. Diaper Genie
I used this for awhile the first time. Couldn't really get into it. My theory: Throw the diapers in the garbage. Garbage starts to stink. Take the garbage out. Simple.
There's my two cents for the day. I would love to hear from my fellow mommy friends on what they thought was a complete waste or what they couldn't live without.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I just had to share my excitement over these fabulous pendants from Caught Red Handed. I'm so smitten! Just recently I discovered their Waist Candy, which is so darn cute. Love, love, love it all! Now post-baby 2.5 months...I will have to find my waist again so I can order one of these lovely finds. HA!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
According to Aldo (LOVE LOVE) Gladiator shoes such these are the must have of the season. I'm sorry, but I just can't get into this trend. It looks like my grandma's shoes on crack. Bring on the hot pink Mary Kay lipstick and you've got yourself quite the look. Anyway, I'm not exactly the most fashion forward person, but I would love to find someone who can actually pull this look off. Anyone with me on this??
Monday, April 5, 2010
I was somewhat crafty this weekend as I had to whip a few things up for my display at the Spring Women's Expo. I thought this sign turned out cute. If you want to achieve the same look, simply use one of our Uppercase Living MDF boards (or any board with a routered edge), paint it with our UL paint (or any acrylic paint) and modge podge on some colorful scrapbook paper. Slap on one of the many UL holiday expressions and wha la, you've got yourself a cute spring decoration. The whole project probably only took 15 minutes which is great for busy moms!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Don't forget to stop by Uppercase Living booth at the Minot Spring Women's Expo this Saturday! The expo features many area vendors and business women. The first 50 through the door get a special package. $1 Entry fee with proceeds going to Women's Way in Minot. You can also purchase raffle tickets for the many prizes given away and that money will also go toward the charity.
Saturday, April 3rd
Minot Grand International