Contests everywhere

I’ve recently learned about the wonderful world of blog contests (and held my first one as well). They seem to be everywhere right now!

Most of them just require you to leave a comment, but some require a comment (or signing a list) and a link back to the contest, etc. The one I just entered is such a contest, so here is some linky love for them.

Check out the $50 gift certificate giveaway in the Kangaroodle Contest. Also sending some quick linky love to Kangaroodle – which looks to be a very cool store – and Mama Speaks – a review blog by moms, for moms.

Good luck! :)

If only I could give up sleeping…

I would have time for all of the things I want to do. ;) But alas, I need, crave and love my sleep way too much to give it up.

This seems to be a recurring theme around here. I have so many things that I want to do and be involved in and not enough time for everything. You’d think I would learn my lesson and cut back, but no, I just keep finding more things to do. By the way, this post is bound to be all over the place. I have quite a few things to write about so I’m just going to have at it.

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The World Breastfeeding Week photo contest was a huge success. I’m so happy with the number of entries I received (36, I believe at last count) and am scratching my head wondering how in the world I’m going to choose a winner. I know it’s definitely cliche’, but you are all winners! Truly. I think I’m going to choose my 5 favorite pictures, number them, put the #s in a bowl and pick the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners that way. That’s really the only way I can see doing it. I’ll be sharing a collage of all of the entries when I announce the winners (on Friday).

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Ava is currently at the farm and Julian is sleeping on my chest. I want so badly to go lay him down (my ass is killing me from the position I’m sitting in), but I can’t risk him waking up just yet. About 90% of the time I can lay him down without any problems, but it’s that pesky and unpredictable 10% that I don’t feel equipped to deal with today. So I will stay here, tied to my computer until it’s time to pick Ava up, and Julian will have gotten a decent (albeit sweaty) nap in.

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Julian and I stopped at a plant nursery after dropping Ava off this morning. I’ve been wanting to buy a tomato plant for a while now – at least since my mom suggested I pick one up back in June. So I bought a sweet cherry tomato plant that’s huge and has a ton of green tomatoes on it already. I also picked up a couple of basil plants. I have this tasty pesto recipe that requires a ton of basil and it’s dang expensive at the store. I feel the need to grow something, in hopes that it will help me grow. I feel like I need growth lately. I’m stagnant and I don’t like it. Anyway, I don’t have a place for a garden in my yard, because of my pesky dogs and most of my yard is shaded for the majority of the day. But someday I will explore my green thumb and garden. Because of this, I’m planning on keeping these plants in pots in the small sunny area of the yard and seeing how that goes. Anyone have any tips for me? I know I have some gardeners among my readers.

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If you haven’t yet submitted a picture to the Celebrity Baby Blog Breastfeeding Gallery, head on over there and take part in it. There are already 110 photos! I got a little overzealous and submitted 8 of me and my kids and I have more, but I will hold off for now. ;)
Also, the Celebrity Baby Blog is going to be holding a raffle fund-raiser for La Leche League for World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-8. I’m donating some shirts/bumper stickers from Attached At The Hip. I’ll have more info about that a couple weeks, but it looks like it will be really cool and for a great cause! :)

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More to write, but no time to do it. Julian is awake and it’s time to go pick up his sister.