Saturday, April 30, 2011
My heart goes out to Krista's family and daughter, and no I didnt know them personally at all. Krista was an amazing girl, and I believe that she would want to give her daughter the world. So, I know I can't give her daughter the world, but I can atleast help Kristas family to.
I have been working on a blanket for Aliyah, and also rounding up some clothes and toys. Aliyah is in 18+ months clothes.
I have a raffle going on right now at ChunkyMonkeyBumz and there are 2 prizes that are both fluff!
Heres the link to check it out....ChunkyMonkeyBumz Raffle
I would like to get Aliyah the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe for this summer.
If you have any 18+ month clothes or toys or anything you have made and you would like to donate and mail to them, please email me at theboysmamareviews at hotmail dot com and I can give you their mailing address.
If you are able to do a monetary donation I have set up a seperate Paypal just for this cause.
You may send any monetary donations to firstname.lastname@example.org through paypal, Please Note that the monetary donations will be used for clothing, and toys and other items to send to the family.
Thank you for reading this!
R.I.P Krista Dittmeyer
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
My dad bought his first house in Lee, New Hampshire about a year ago. Now New Hampshire, has some of the creepiest, weirdest, and down right funny looking bugs you'll ever see.
|This is my dad's house|
But this bug wasn't just ANY bug, it was a spider! and I HATE SPIDERS! I am the girl that screams whenever I see one, and make my husband get it out.
We went to help my dad with making his new house a home, and I was assigned the yard. Now, I didnt think much about my fear of spiders, or my just icky crawling feeling when I see a bug, and I went along with my assignment. Now, there are rose bushes in the front of the house that needed some TLC, so, I went to it. Next thing, i am screaming like a little baby who wants a bottle!
In on one of the branches was this HUGE spider, and I have never ever seen one like this before. My brothers are all "ahhh, that's cool" meanwhile, I am having a nervous breakdown because I touched this spider!
My brothers thought it would be cool to capture this spider and show it to my dad, although he wasn't back from Home Depot yet. They took a photo of him and sent it to him. Even looking at this picture creeps me out. I
So, May I present, the biggest, scarriest spider I have ever seen!
Thank DAD for giving me yard duty, I'll never take yard duty again!
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Here is the Conference Info!
The event Ticket is $126 if purchased before April 30th, and then jumps to $176 until May 30th.
The total I need to raise is $1260.00 That includes 2 nights at the hotel, roundtrip flight, and entrance into the conference.
I am Seeking sponsorship in any amount. I can offer handing out your business cards at the conference, wearing your logo/business name on my shirt, blogging about you, tweeting about you during the conference, premium ad space on my blog. I am willing to do reviews/giveaways, raffles, writing for you ect.
I am really trying to attend this conference this year, and need your help!
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Any amount helps from $5-$1260. Please contact me to discuss details!
As you all know I live in Massachusetts, and we are a cloth diapering family. It may not come as a surprise to you that we live near a cloth diaper store, specifically Merrimack Valley Diapers, which is only 4 hours away from our home. Merrimack Valley Diapers is located at 71 Summer St. Haverhill, MA, and is owned and Operated by one of my most favorite ladies Noreen.
|This is Noreen :)|
Noreen is my go to girl for everything I need to know about cloth diapers, she is local, and she is very friendly, and has LOTS of information to give about cloth diapers. I will be visiting Noreen again in the near future so she can show me how to use flats for the Flats Challenge in May.
Noreen's Store, Merrimack Valley Diapers is a small one on one store. I havent seen her in a few months, but she knew my name and remembered me when I walked in. She was the first person I went to when I wanted to cloth diaper Matthew, and at that time, she was still doing her business out of her home, which I thought was great. She sat down with me and explained all the different types I could get, and helped me choose which ones I wanted to start with.
She has a great selection of items, cloth diapers, longies, mama pads, CD detergent, swim diapers and so much more, and it is so neat and organized. I always LOVE seeing the rainbow that diapers can make on the shelf.
Merrimack Valley Diapers is Definitly the store that you want to go with if you want a personal shopping expirence. Yes, you can go to these large online companies to buy your diapers, but I personally prefer shopping with someone where I am Sabreena, rather than"Order # 5343322".
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Monday, April 25, 2011
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.
If your looking for a summer retreat for the family, look no further than Branson, Missouri!
Branson,Missouri has great attractions, Personally, I think I would love to take my family to Silver Dollar City! What is Silver Dollar City you may ask?
Silver Dollar City is Branson's #1 attraction for over 50 years, this internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park treats guests to an experience unlike any other. Nestled amidst the naturally beautiful Ozark Mountains, Silver Dollar City features six world-class festivals, a dozen delightful restaurants, 40 live shows daily and 60 unique shops. Known as the Home of American Craftsmanship…Where Shopping is an Adventure, you can meet over 100 craftsmen demonstrating the art of woodcarving, glass blowing, pottery, blacksmithing and so much more! Silver Dollar City features over 30 thrilling rides and attractions, including the all-new Half Dollar Holler, a $1 million play area created just for little ones!
Need a place to stay while visiting Branson? Look no further than the Hilton Promenade!
Isn't that just beautiful? Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing offers: a children's Menu, cribs, and high chairs to accommodate even the youngest of travelers, as well as many amenities for business and pleasure stays. Also check out the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel too as it is just as beautiful and convenient!
Right now, the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel & the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing are offering a great spring package deal that includes two adult tickets and two child tickets (ages 4-11) to Silver Dollar City, and a $25 Food voucher to the Level Two steakhouse. This 2 night and 3 day package starts at only $455.00 + Tax! That is incredible!
If my family was to visit Branson, Missouri, we would definitely be staying at the Hilton Promenade and taking them up on their spring package deal! We would also visit the Theater district that is approximately 5 miles away from the Hotel, and also visit historic Downtown Branson that is only 2 blocks away, and then we would finish off the trip by going to Lake Taneycomo that is just steps away from the hotels front door.
So take your family to a vacation they will remember for the rest of their lives!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Mommy Loves You Jacob William & Matthew Joseph!
I am so excited to be getting bigger and attracting more of a group of mamas, and grand mothers, and dads, ect.
I always love reading your comments, and love to reply to them, but I need to figure out how to! I may be good with some things but internet is not one of them!
But, you can still call me The Boys Mama :)
Thanks for being such Loyal Followers! <3
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Now, at the end there were some raffles that included some longies, and some diapers, and a Boba Carrier. after everything was all said and done, Erin who organized the whole thing was approached by one of her friends. She asked abotu the Boba carrier that had not be raffled off yet. Erin reached into the bag and pulled out and read off a number...
Not just ANY number, but MY number...
As I started to walk over to approach her, her friend looked at her and said "Oh, it's not me" and Erin asked her if she had won anything, and Erins friend said "NO" then Erin looked at her and said "Just take it then."
I WAS APPAULED! I WAS SHOCKED! I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO SAY!
Erin gave away MY prize to her friend because her friend didnt win anything.
I went over to Erin and I said "You just pulled the numbers for the carrier?" Erin said "yeah, and She won" pointing over to her friend. then turned around and started talking to someone else and ignored me when I tried to tell her that I heard her call my raffle ticket number!
I didnt want to make a scene around 50+ people so I just left. But it is very upsetting to me that Erin is supposed to be a professional here, and was supposed to do things right, instead my prize got given to her friend because I am assuming that she felt bad that her friend didnt win...Besides the fact that it's her friend, does it make her special? There were a bunch of people there who didnt win anything!
So, Sloob, I AM VERY UPSET THAT YOU WERE UNPROFESSIONAL WITH YOUR RAFFLE TODAY! YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FAIR!
if you'd like to join in the fun please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with photo, bid increments, shipping cost, and fb page to like. freebies are welcome as well.
Hope to see you there!
So the great cloth diaper change event is today. We are on our way to Framingham, MA to Sustainablebabyish for the event :-)
How many of you are joining in the great cloth diaper change today? And at what location?
I'll post later on! Have a great day!
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Some great reviews and Giveaways will be posted by Saturday! ChunkyMonkeyBumz also can do Custom orders so please email me at theboysmamareviews AT hotmail DOT com if you'd like!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Our PA trip was amazing, and I hope we get to go back soon!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This post brought to you by PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
The reason for this trip was to see my brothers and my 2nd mother, and so far we have had a flawless trip. We are dreading the ride home however considering its almost 7 hours one way, but we made it out here so we can make it back.
I can't wait to share most of the photos with you, we went to Eckley, and we also went to the Brainard Church and the One Room School house, the photos are amazing, especially with my Sony NEX-3. I want to get some more lenses for the next time we come out :) That would be great to get the fish-eye lens.
For Now, here are a few photos from our trip thus far...