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Book Blogger Appreciation Week Contest

The giveaway below is hosted at My Friend Amy: Win a Book Club Girl Hostess Survival Kit!Do you find its your turn to host book club and not only do you not know what to serve but you dont know what books to offer up for the next months selection?! Let Book Club Girl come to your rescue with the Book Club Girl Hostess Survival Kit. One lucky winner of the kit will receive: * A basket of cheese, crackers, cookies and wine for up to 12 people* 5 great book group books to vote on for your groups next pick. And Book Club Girl will then donate 12 copies whichever book is chosen for your entire group to read.* 12 Book Club Girl mousepads to give out as party favors that night* 12 Book Club Girl bookmarks to mark everyones favorite passages* 12 Book Club Girl coasters to protect…

Birdie Love for your Little One (Etsy Finds!)

Etsy totally rocks! These bird-themed treasures are so cute! LIMITED EDITION Coriander Sparrows Reversible Jumper Dressmountainavenbabys shop Birdie Baby Bibavonleadesigns shop (Hey! Avonlea!) AVIARY Cloth Play Blocks Set of 3knitstyles shop Quilted Baby Blankie Song Birds polkadotstitchess shop(The photo could be brighter but I am LOVING the colors in this quilt!) Little Princess AlbumTheBeehives shop Little Chirpy Bird On Blue MaryjanesGraciousMays shop Aviary Changing Padpinkalmonds shop

All Dressed Up for Church

Little girls are so fun! 🙂 These were taken right before leaving for church this morning She also wore some cute argyle leggings so I just took these pics (below) so you can see what she looked like. She even got entire church recognition as the woman doing the church announcements said (right in the middle of announcing something), Oh, shes so cute! and pointed at Emma in my lap. lol

Scripture Sunday

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God Ephesians 2:8

100 Great Books

I got this idea from The Purest Essence. Its the Top 100 Books according to Big Read. The directions are: Bold those you have read.Italicize those you intend to read.Put a heart next to the books you LOVE (you can underline, but I went with the heart idea). 1. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen2. The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien3. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte 4. Harry Potter series JK Rowling5. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee6. The Bible (duh)7. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte8. 1984 George Orwell9. His Dark Materials trilogy Philip Pullman (I tried this and couldnt get into it)10. Great Expectations Charles Dickens11. Little Women Louisa M Alcott12. Tess of the DUrbervilles Thomas Hardy (The movie was so sad)13. Catch 22 Joseph Heller14. Complete Works of Shakespeare15. Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier (Love love LOVE!)16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien17. Birdsong Sebastian Faulks18. Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger19….

Currently Reading: Jane Eyre (Chapters 1-8)

Dont forget: 5 Minutes for Books is meeting up on October 7 to discuss Jane Eyre! Reading: Jane Eyre by Charlotte BronteRead so far: Chapters 1-8In which Jane Eyre is cast off from her aunt and sent to Lowood Institution. I need to get a move on October is coming up swiftly! I cant help but wonder as I read this wonderful book what Charlotte Bronte was like I know Ive read about her life before, but Ill have to see what I can find in the way of a good biography. I love the way she writes! Im able to access Janes memories as easily as if I had been an orphan at Lowood school as well, tasting the disgusting burnt porridge. Feeling the sting of Miss Scatcherds unprecedented malice. Shivering uncontrollably in the icy mornings and forgoing a good wash because the water has turned to ice. Nearly…

A VERY Sweet Giveaway

MomDot is hosting this awesome contest! The post: 10th Anniversary Harry Potter Giveaway, 5 Winners, $315 worth of prizes How great is the Harry Potter series! I have read all the books, seen all the movies countless times, and its just a family favorite. I am thrilled to be able to bring you this amazing giveaway and get you all pumped up for the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sorcerer and the Stone. Can you believe its been TEN years!!!!!!! Gosh, I am getting old. And I have to admit that Daniel Radcliff has turned out to be quite cute. One of the wonderful things about this timeless series, is that it will still be around and hailed as one of the greats that really got kids to turn the pages, even when Charlotte is grown. Coming to stores on September 23rd. This beautiful collectible edition has been produced in…

Gimme Gimme!

Emma is intent on grabbing things now what she is most interested in are the TV controllers, my camera, and now Johns Playstation controller This takes some intense concentration, folks that looks SO fun Yes, she is using her hands AND her feet thats my intelligent baby! lol Taking a quick nap in her bouncer.Its not quite as comfortable as it used to be as you can see from the expression on her face A quick painting from about midnight last night (my free time!)I was inspired to give it a try after a great conversation with grandma, who is going to work on some wall art for our apartment and something special for Emma! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Note to grandma: You do know shes gonna have to have a little mouse painting, too like I have from when I was born? 😉 God bless!

Sweet Giveaways!

The latest and greatest giveaways! Where: The Lil Peanut PatchWhat: onesie of your choice by Very KikiHow To Enter: Send an email according to the rulesDeadline: September 12, 2008 Where: Janes Fabrics and Quilts What: 50 fat quarters and patterns from 1930s!Deadline: September 16, 2008 What: Glitter paper pack, felt alphabet stickers, a big flower, ribbon and stamp printsWhere: Scrap EverythingDeadline: September 19 Prize: Hardback copy of Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer and a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card!Where: Tracis Book BagDeadline: September 20 For more contests:

Retro/Classic Toys Make a Come-back!

Fisher-Price is making some great classic toys check these out from Babies-R-Us! Silly Circus Tin Top Remember spinning this colorful metal top? I think Emma would be mesmerized. 🙂 Classic Tinkertoy Construction Set Im pretty sure we had these growing up Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Geometric Stacker Fisher-Price Classic Two-Tune TV Imaginarium Classic Train Table Radio Flyer Classic Tiny Tricycle Radio Flyer Classic Rock & Bounce Pony Lil Snoopy Chatter Telephone Snoop n Sniff Teaching Clock