Yes you read that correctly. Yesterday our family attended a Halloween party for our dog Indy. As kooky as it sounds we all had a blast and there were nearly 30 dogs in costume. Indy literally had the time of his life! Here is a link to all of the pictures..... http://2011bthalloweenmeetup.shutterfly.com/pictures/109
And here are some of the highlights!
I love entering giveaways all year long but it seems that the holidays bring out the giving feeling in a lot of us.
One of my favorite blogs to follow is the Bragging Mommy..........http://www.thebraggingmommy.com/
I have been following her for sometime now and she always offers honest and insightful reviews, introduces me to new fun products and offers a laugh or two!
She currently has two really cool giveaways going on that you should take a peak at!
The first one is near and dear to my heart......A Disney Winnie the pooh Blu-Ray and DVD Combo Pack. I used to watch this with my little brother over and over.....so much so that we wore out the VHS and mom had to buy another. I cant wait to see this new movie!
I know a really funny but tasteless Winnie the pooh joke but I think I'll keep it to myself, LOL!
The 2nd Giveaway is just plain AWESOME! I order my Holiday cards every year from Shutterfly....and I know most of you do too because i get them in the mail and love to see them adorn my mantle. Anyhow The Bragging Mommy is giving away a chance to win 25 Holiday cards from Shutterfly. That's a gift that keeps on giving!
I know first thing next Tuesday morning I'll be making a bee line for the new Disney Cars 2 movie to come out. Not only for my child, LOl but for me......I'm so tired of watching the first Cars over and over......and over! Ok Ok I really like the Cars movies and my husband has yet to see it so we are all stoked!
Too make the deal even sweeter if your a member of Disney Movie Rewards they are offering a AWESOME $5 off coupon! http://www.disneymovierewards.go.com/promotions/special-offers/cars2coupon
If your not a member and you sign up you can earn 25 extra rewards with the code "MATER".....code works for new members only.
Don't forget to enter your rewards code after you buy the movie!
Last month JoJo got a Mickey Mouse lunch tote and water bottle with our Disney Movie rewards!
Who new a boring pepperoni pizza could cause such excitement? My sweet husband came home with a pizza this evening from our local Papa Murphy's and JoJo was just tickled! Right now through october 31st a large is just $7 and a family size os $9 BUT it got me thinking.......I coulda just made that myself.....I wonder what else I could do with a pizza?
If you havn't gotten over to http://kellymoorebag.com/blog/ I suggest you get a move on. She is having the coolest Blog Party with such amazing giveaways!
If you have yet to hear about Kelly Moore bags then your in for a treat! Some would call them fashionable camera bag.....I like to think of them as a photog/mom's lifesaver! How many times have you set out to take some shots of your wee little one and found yourself juggling a camera bag, purse/diaper bag, not to mention your kid!
Its also very inconvenient to lug all that around at a zoo, holiday, or any busy place. I personally often opt ofr my lame point and shoot just because I dont want to worry about my DSLR and then I'm left feeling like I should have brought it! BUMMER
Anyhow Kelly Moore has made these fashionable (gorgeous) bags that fit your DSLR and most that you need on a outing with your little one. Say goodbye to the boring black camera bag and HELLO to a all in one glam bag!
Here are some of my favs!
Libby Sapphire-oh geez!
The Mimi.....just look inside!
The Kelly Boy in mustard!!!
Thats just a smidgen of what Kelly Moore has to offer and right now she is having amazing giveaways from her brand, Anthropologie, Baby Joy Studios, and more....go look for yourself and fall in love!
For the past couple of years now I have printed all of my pumpkin stencils online. Most websites want you to pay for them but I have quite a collection of sites that allow you to print them for free. Here are some of my fav!
This website has pretty extensive stencils.....not for the amateur. Most require scraping and cutting http://www.stoneykins.com/Patterns/categories/100-FREE--Patterns/
( I like this one because the pumpkins are actually growing on the vine and you get to pick them off. Also a great option for pictures).
Reservation Road @ Hwy 68 (831) 422-6441
Hacienda Hay & Feed
7180 Carmel Valley Road.
(Just past Baja Cantina)
I like this place because it is right next door to Earth Bound Farms (see below) and you can do both in one day. Plus its not so far of a drive and the kids love the animals.
Earth Bound Farms
7250 Carmel Valley Rd. http://www.ebfarm.com/OurFarmStand/index.aspx
This place rocks on saturdays in October. They have Corn Husk doll making for the kids, a pumpkin race, and fun food. We make a day out of it and they also have a kid garden with a cute lil teepee!
2600 San Felipe Road. Hollister
another bit of a drive but also well worth it! http://www.swankfarms.com/
Huge....I mean HUGE corn maze....you will get lost, LOL!
Also have hay rides, tractor rides, pumpkin catapult, and kiddy corral.
Did you know that every Tuesday at Black Bear Diner your child gets a free meal if they bring their own teddy bear?
Well now you do! My husband and son LOVE breakfast for dinner from Black Bear! But whatever you choose....don't forget your Teddy Bear!
The other day as we walked through dog park I was busy taking pictures of JoJo and he was busy avoiding me. It was funny to see his tactics of averting the camera and then he came up with the bright idea of pointing out OTHER things for me to take pictures of. As much as I enjoy taking pictures of him and his dog, it was pretty cool to see the things that caught his attention.
He really seemed to like fallen trees.
He always stops to jump on this log, LOL
He also was collecting sticks and things of interest in a little plastic bag......."cleaning up the forest", LOL Indy was eager to help.
Peek A Boo!
How strange? Someone must have arranged this. JoJo was quick to point out the "square" i thought that was pretty observant of him!
Kids don't need a ton of money to have fun, quality time dosnt always have to be something extraordinary....a wak in the woods will do!
Not sure if you've heard of Etsy but its a website where people can sell their handmade things to the general public.It makes me feel good to know that I am buying something hand crafted with care and love. Every seller I have purchased from is super friendly and the communication is great.
I have been shopping Etsy for about two years now and thought I'd share some of my favorite stores.
Favorite Pet Shops http://www.etsy.com/shop/daydogdesigns
Day Dog Designs has the sweetest collars. I love the ribbon stitched to webbing. They are durable and she has SO many to choose from. Its just about time for a new order! Indy wears his everyday!
Beantown Handmade http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeanTownHandmade?ref=ss_profile
I am SO in love with everything in this shop. I'm just waiting for Indy to stop growing adn then I am going to buy him one of these hats and also a sweater! Seriously, I'm not one to dress up my dog but this is just too cute!Plus he gets cold, LOL
Ball of Yarn Too http://www.etsy.com/people/BallOfYarnToo?ref=ls_profile
I buy JoJo some hand warmers from this store every year. They are so COOL and he will actually wear them unlike gloves. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. The beanies she makes are precious as well!
For the little girl in your life....or in you this store is a must! I've spent a lot of time shopping and comparing bows and clippies on Etsy and after purchasing from Butternut Boutique last week I am hooked!
Recently I have become quite fond of hair bows, headbands and such. her stuff is so unique and fun that it dosnt make me feel like a little girl. Hair accessories made for big girls. She even custom made me a headband! Fast Shipping and great communication!