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Monday, January 31, 2011

Free Cup of Yoplait Yogurt! Go get yours!

Head over to the Yoplait Yogurt Facebook page and "Like" them, and then then click the calcium tab, and then click the button for your free cup of yogurt. That's it!

Disclaimer: This promotion was sent to me from MyBlogSpark to share with you, my wonderful readers!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Photo Challange at Paper Mama: Birthday

This is our entry into the "Birthday" Photo Challange at Paper Mama. Since Matthew's First Birthday was January 29th, we have LOTS of Birthday Photos. But this one stood out. So I put my editing skills to work, and here it is! Thanks for stopping by, Take a look around and Enjoy!


To Join in the Fun go Here---> The Paper Mama

Do you have any no longer needed CD's? Check out what to do with them! It's Amazinggg!

I follow a blog called Sassy Sites! and this blog is amazing right down to each word that is written. The newest post on that blog is what to do with CD's that are no longer needed. She made them into QUIET books for church time. Although, you can make them pretty much into any book you can imagine! Photo albums, Dr. suess books, ect.

Here is the Link to Sassy Sites! Check em out!

The Project: Matthew 365

I have started a new project that I am going to do my best, and have my goal be to update it everyday. It is the Matthew Project called Matthew 365.

Please come over and follow Matthew as he grows from a Happy and healthy 1 year old to a Happy and healthy 2 year old! It started yesterday, 1/29/11 on his First Birthday, and will go until his 2nd Birthday. At that point I will decided if we will do it again for a year.

Matthew is a very photogenic baby, and loves the camera. I am hoping that this is going to go great!

Please check us out at MATTHEW 365

I will be making a button shortly :) Please feel free to grab it for your blog or webpage :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Matthew Turned 1 Today! Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

We had a fantastic day today. We celebrated Matthew's 1st Birthday with Family and Friends. We celebrated at Papa Gino's versus our home because the amount of people that were going to be there. There ended up being about 20 people, and 20 people in our home would have been very cramped. Jacob's Birthday is in the summer, so it's different since everyone can be spaced out outside, versus the end of January cooped up in the house.

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to our friends and family that joined us today in making this day so special. We Love You All!

Here are some photos from our special day today!

Happy Birthday Matthew Joseph!!!
Mommy & Daddy Love You!!!

CSNstores $35 *First Birthday Event #2* {Giveaway} **CLOSED**

Our second giveaway in the First Birthday Event is going to be for CSNstores. CSNstores has a wide variety of Swingsets that every little one will enjoy. When we move into our own home, I plan on getting my boys a swingset. Csnstores has everything from simple to complex, and they have great pricing!

Csnstores has a great selection of things for everyone, you will be sure to find something for anyone and everyone at one of their 200+ stores! We specifically like the Modern Baby store as our personal baby shower gift shopping site :)

Csnstores has generously offered a $35 Giftcode to one lucky reader!

Mandatory Entry:

Visit and tell me what you would buy or put this gift code towards buying!

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Giveaway ends on 2/20 at 11:59PM EST. YOU MUST BE A GFC FOLLOWER OF THIS BLOG TO WIN.

Dr. Bloom Chewable Jewels *First Birthday Event #1* {Giveaway}

Recently, you read my review on Dr. Blooms Chewable Jewels. If you missed my review or want to look at it again, you can find it HERE.

Dr. Bloom's Chewable Jewels has generously offered One of my lucky readers a set in the color of your choice of necklace and bangle.

Are you excited? You should be!

Mandatory Entry: You must visit Dr. Blooms website and tell me your favorite color/style of set.

Extra Entries:

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This giveaway will end on February 20th, 2011 at 11:59am EST. Winner will be picked by and will have 36 hours to respond to notification email. No compensation was provided for this post, I received the product free of charge for an opinion of mine for a review on this blog.

Sabreena :) - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Why Does This Church have my sons photos on their facebook??? Privacy issue!

My son Jacob attends Sanford First Baptist Church with his grandparents who will not let him come home to us. However, my son is NOT baptist, nor will he ever be as long as he is under 18. I may not have guardianship of my son because of their lies, but I still have parental rights, which means that I have to give my permission for my sons photos to be used.

Now, I probably would not have had an issue if I was approched and asked about it. I would have most likely said go for it, because even though my family is catholic, I have no problem with the baptist religion itself.

This is the point that my sons photos are advertising functions at a church without my permission. That is where I draw the line. I'm not going to put up a gigantic fuss about this. But it will be mentioned when the time comes. I saved the photos/ screenshots of them being on the churches facebook so I have the proof so if they take them down. Taking them down will do no good at this point.

If you would like to see them please visit Sanford First Baptists Facebook page

P.S. Can you tell I'm upset about this? Its redicules!

Papa Mama Photo Challange Entry: Friends

The Paper Mama

This is my entry for the Friends Photo Challange over at Paper Mama...Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- Friends time- Mommy break

I love being a mother more than anything in this world. Sometimes though, you need a little sanity break. I am a young mom. 21 years old. I'll be 22 this year. My friend Ashlee celebrated her 21st Birthday on January 18th, and I was unable to attend. So, on Saturday night, this past weekend, we went out for a girls night, just Ashlee, Candace, and myself. This is the first time I have gone out without the family, and with my friends since last summer. It was nice to go out, but I prefer to stay home with my husband and son. My husband was happy to see me have a good time, and he had a great time spending some quality time with the baby.

3 Best Friends

The Birthday Girl! Happy 21st Birthday Ashlee!

Me & Ashlee on our way to bring us all home. Big Thanks to our Designated Driver!

Ashlee & Candace

Ashlee & I again <3

Thanks for stopping by! (I must mention here that I had a DD driver who picked us up, and brought us all back home after. Drinking and Driving is Dumb. If you drink and drive you do not deserve to have a drivers license. It is a very dangerous act that can have some very serious consequences. Think before you act.)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Music Monday! Steelheart- Angel Eyes

So, Technically I am a child of the 80's. Granted I was born in May of 1989, but still so, i am a child of the 1980's. I love 80's music to no end. This one is one of my favorites. Join in with me, and link up your favorite song! It can be from any time period. Explict or not. If it's unedited (the song) please put (18+) in your link up title. Thanks and Happy Monday!

Steelheart-Angel Eyes (I'll never let you go)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Days of the week line up...

I want to get more into my while on my lunch at work I plan to post a new daily day of the here's the lineup...

Music Monday
Tuesday Tales
Wordless Wednesday
Tell all Thursday
Flashback Friday
Smiles Saturday
Super Sunday

Starts today!

Less than a week...

Matthew Joseph will be a year in less than a week. I had a c section scheduled for 1/30/2010 because of all the pregnancy problems I had (gestational diabetes, preterm labor, preclampsia) I was doing two non stress tests and an ultrasound on a weekly basis from 30 weeks on.

However my child decided on January 28th at 8:30pm and after a long day of shopping with my grandmother that he wanted to break my water. Hubby was at work and was shocked when he arrived home that I was getting in the shower! Lol!

We arrived at Anna jaques hospital in Newburyport which is about a half an hour from our home at 10:30. My doctors office said I could take my time since the contractions were not very strong and not close together. About 11pm the contractions were regular and about 3 minutes apart but I wasn't dilating or anything. So there went my dream f having a VBAC...

We had an emergency c-section and Matthew Joseph was born at 12:19am on January 29th, 2010 weighing 9lbs 2.6oz and 21 inches long, at 37 weeks. That is NOT a typo.

I can't believe it has been almost a year since my little man was born!

Mama loves you Matthew!

Friday, January 21, 2011


I would so LOVE to win the Babyrazzi Giveaway.

Matthew LOVES the beechnut cereal, any and every kind.

Check out Babyrazzi's Giveaway

Weekend Blog Hop!

There is weekend blog hop over at graphic designs by Tara. I'm hopping, will you join me?


Welcome to everyone! Please comment so I can follow back! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Matthews 1st Birthday Event :-) January 22-February 12th

I am still seeking sponsors for Matthews first birthday event :-)

Please email me asap at sabreena.morgan25(at)gmail(dot)com if you would like to sponsor an item, gift card, ECt. Etsy stores and everything is welcome! Would love things that have to do with boys but not necessary since girls will be attending the birthday party as well.

Please email me asap if you are able to join in the celebration!

Thank you in advance!

This time in 2010 I was miserable and cranky! Now I'm sad that in 9 days my baby boy is going to be a year old...where has the time gone?!?!

Extra Money for Shopping!

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Veggie Patch *Giveaway*

If you eat Veggie Patch Products, you'll LOVE this Giveaway! Veggie Patch is a healthy premade snack or meal that tastes great! However, I can't get my Husband to eat it! He is so stuck in his ways in regards to food it's not even funny! The only upside is, is that he LOVES vegtables...go figure! (LOL)

If you don't know what Veggie Patch is LOOK HERE. This is their website with some incredible, edible food!

Here is one thing that they have for children that I thought was completely just plain cool!

Now, about the Giveaway...

Last week, Veggie Patch had a promotion that was open to it's facebook fans. There was a promotion that you could print a coupon for a FREE Veggie Patch Product! I ended up printing this coupon, (I actually got two for some reason, but anywho) and my husband won't eat any of their products which makes me sad because their brocoli bites are to die for! So, for my readers, I am giving away my two coupons, they expire on March 31, 2011. There is NO max value stated.


MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Veggie Patch on Facebook, "like" them and leave a comment saying "The Boys Mama Sent me" (In order to get this promotional coupon, you needed to "like" them, so I am just following the rules)

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This Gievaway expresses my own opinions. Yours may differ from mine. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Veggie Patch other than giving me these coupons for being a fan of their facebook. Veggie Patch has been notified on Facebook of this giveaway so they do not think we are a bunch of crazy people.

This GIveaway ends on February 3rd, 2011 at 11:59AM EST. Winner will be picked via and will have 24 hours to respond.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentines Challenge at Paper Mama

The Paper Mama
This is my entry into the Paper Mama Valentines Day Photo Challenge:
Thank You for Stopping By! &Happy Valentine's Day!
Photo by and saying in Left hand Corner by me: Sabreena

Poetry is better with a Picture...

In the 5th grade, I was made to learn Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. Still to this day, I know every word and every line. I took this photo today, and thought instantly of that Poem. Now that I am in College, this poem has a lot more meaning now, than it did then. In my English Composition 2 Class we got more in depth into this poem, and really analyzed it. Which makes it even better. 

But, I think...Poetry is better with a photo.

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake.
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep.
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Greetings From New England!

Wordless Wednesday- a little bit of everything!

These are a bunch of photos from the past few days. Matthew has learned how to unlock the oven, and open it, My wonderful hubby cleaning off the car for me, Matthew in his new cloth diaper (&me don't mind the sweats, they are comfy pj's!) and just an all around happy 11 month old boy, (and I can't eat an orange without sharing now lol)!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Google Pagerank is a JOKE!

Did you know that Google Pagerank is a Joke??

Google decides their page rank by the opinion of the google employee that views it. How redicules is that? There is NO SYSTEM, there is NO REQUIREMENTS, THERE IS NO NOTHING!

Not only does it go on opinion, but it's only updated 4 times a year!

So, if the person who views blogs has a thing against moms, there goes all our stats! Or, if the person viewing our blogs has a bad day, there goes our rank too!

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY that companies depend on this "Pagerank" it should be called "jokerank" because it is absolutely useless!

I think that google should come up with a system for their pagerank before people start protesting outside of google, because trust me it will happen!

But, on the flip side, The Boys Mama is no longer classified as N/A we are now a 0/ that much better? I certainly Hope so! since before we were N/A and now we are 0/10, that should make some difference although it still seems quite useless to me. Between GFC, Twitter, and Facebook and everything else we have over 500 followers, but yet these companies want our pagerank, I have seen booming blogs with 5000 followers, and a 0/10 pagerank.

Go ahead and "google" it, but it's true, there is NO system, and it's based on opinion.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Why is everything in this world so damn difficult, (excuse my language). I mean, you need to have THIS to get THAT, but you cant get THIS without having THAT!

One thing that has been bugging me since I went back to work is the whole, you need an ID to get a new SS card, but you need a SS card to get an ID. What is the way around this? I lost my wallet for like 3 days (yes the 3 days that mattered the most, during paperwork for hiring time). So I went to get the new SS card and they refused to even talk to me without an ID, so I went to go get a new copy of my drivers license and they said I needed my SS card to get a new one. SO THANK YOU MASSACHUSETTS! I spent 8 hours looking for my wallet...and guess what? It was in the last place I looked... ;-)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


It seems to me that there are people "searching" me again. My Google Analytics is telling me that there are certain people that are typing in my user name of "Jakenmattsmom" searching me and coming up with everything I use that user name for. So just in case anyone is wondering here are the stats that are making me mad that I am being searched.

PC TOOLS SEARCH DEFENDER (102 Times since October 2010)
ROADRUNNER SEARCH (137 Times since October 2010)
GOOGLE (87 Times since October 2010)

The 3 links above are the exact search that is used everytime.

Scott & Susan, I have asked you before privately to stop searching me. First you started by searching me and stalking my myspace profile. Then you started searching my Facebook profile as well, so I made that private. Then you found my blog before we even told you about it and started saving my posts as google docs as your "evidence" and trying to use it against me.

So this brings me to my final point. I am now asking you publicly STOP SEARCHING ME! I am really tired of seeing your IP address and your search engines pop up under my analytics. This is just as bad as when Steven and I lived at your home, and you didnt inform us that you had a keystroke program installed on your computer to keep tabs on everything and got our passwords for our Myspaces and went in and read all our messages.

Go ahead and save this as a google document and bring it into court. I am allowed to have freedom of speech. I am excercising that right. Please don't send me an email regarding anything I have said. IF you have anything to say about THIS blog post, please have your attorney contact me.

Thank you my loyal followers once again for listening to me vent! It really bothers me that I am being stalked. I promise a lot of reviews & giveaways during Matthews 1st Birthday Event that starts in 4 days!

Friday, January 14, 2011

ChunkyMonkeyBumz *{Giveaway}*

If you missed out on the review post for My store ChunkyMonkeyBumz, you can find it HERE. I Love making things that are girls, I am a pink fanatic! So Here is goes, would you like to have a TuTu of your own for your daughter? (I can make it adult sized, so If you want one for yourself too!)

Carly in the Princess Tutu

The Giveaway:
The Winner of this Giveaway will win a TuTu of Choice from the ChunkyMonkeyBumz Etsy Store!


Please go over and visit the Etsy Store (Link provided above) and tell me something you would like about something in the store, this can be a comment about anything in there. New stuff is listed daily.

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This Giveaway ends on 1/18 at 11:59AM EST. Winner will be emailed and have 36 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. will choose the winner.

ChunkyMonkeyBumz TuTu {+Review+}

ChunkyMonkeyBumz is my new Etsy Store (YAY!), and I make a variety of children's things, and crafting things. I have some scrapbooking layouts, and some reusable wipe, and my favorite, the TuTu's!

My Tutus have an elastic waist, that is either 3/4 in or 1 in thick, with D rings to keep it together. The elastic to to ensure that the tutu is not too tight on your little one, and so it is adjustable so it grows with them! It is also made so the extra elastic can be hidden in the tutu so it's not noticeable. This all makes it better than the one size tutu's. I would have to say that these tutu's are PERFECT for 12 months-8 years.

D Rings and Elastic
The Tulle that these are made with are longer for better twirling, and the colors are coordinated perfectly. I can also make custom tutu's. I love all things for little girls, and hope someday to have a girl of my own.

I have several different "stock" styles that I have, and are ready to be shipped.


Go Green- Rainforest

Now, This is my adorable cousin Carly modeling my tutu's! She is in dance, and absolutely Loves these!

She is modeling the Princess Tutu in the First Photo and the Ocean Tutu in the 2nd Photo!

Please look at our Etsy Store: ChunkyMonkeyBumz for Affordable, durable Tutus!

My 200th Post!!! Thank you!

This marks my 200th Post! I would like to thank all my loyal followers and readers for keeping me going!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Zodiac Signs Changing is Good for the Hubby & I!

I used to be a Gemini & Hubby used to be a Aries...Now I am a Taurus and he is a Pisces

Taurus and Pisces love compatibility:

This usually is a very happy combination. Taurus is a strong, authoritative figure who can provide security and stability for vacillating Pisces. Trying to help Pisces make all of their dreams come true, tactfully and reliably encouraging them, a persevering Taurus can achieve all what he wants from these relationships. Success of their sexual harmony depends on the Taurus. These two can share a great deal of their appreciation for beauty, art, sensuality and just about any of the finer things in life. Pisces is easily clouded by emotion but can be brought to reality by Taurus' down to earth nature. Taurus can be helped to dream by the Pisces personality. There are good prospects for interesting affair as well as for healthy marriage.

Homemade Surprise for my WONDERFUL Hubby!

I decided tonight to make my husband a well deserved gift. He LOVES cookies, he is just a regular ole' cookie monster!

I found this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies at and Changed the Chocolate Chips to Andes Mints chips! He Loves the Andes Mints, I can't wait til they are done, because of poor timing on my part he will smell them when he gets home from work before they are done, but hopefully he will LOVE THEM! I'll post a photo of the cookies when I am done!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Our Wonderful Little Family!

I would just like to take a moment to post some family photos from the ones we had done in November. I Love my Family more than anything in this world. A mother's love is forever, no matter what. I Love you my sons, Jacob and Matthew and I Love my wonderful Husband Steven.

Steven & I were Married on April 20th, 2006
Jacob William was born on July 28th, 2006 at 12:18pm
Matthew Joseph was born on January 29th, 2010 at 12:19am

Photo Edits-Winter Wonderland-The neighborhood Kids

Our neighbor has two little girls, ages 4 and 6. They are Jacob's best friends. Today they were out playing in the snow. I thought this was a great photo opportunity for me to get some practice on editing and photoshop. (I would LOVE to get the full version of Photoshop, but the trial will do for now.) My camera isn't the greatest, but it works, and thats why I need to edit! lol Enjoy!






Anythoughts or suggestions? I'm all ears! Leave me a comment below!