Browsing Archive: October, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, October 30, 2009,
T-minus 2 days (or one day depending on if you count the actual day. I never know how you do that.) until the Trick or Treating Extravaganza! We actually have pretty great plans this year to trick or treat with all the nieces and friends and then have a fun party at my brother-in-law's house. We did it last year but, the night was cut short since it was a weekday. This year promises to be fun!

The kids' costumes are pretty much set. TRex is going as Logan from XMen and hubby is anxiously conte...
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Memories on the Wall

Posted by Robin Haws on Wednesday, October 28, 2009,
One of my favorite things about our house, aside from the...

hooligans in the kitchen...

and the silliness in the bathtub...

and the kids sleeping in random places at any given time...

is all of our pictures I have all over the place.

I walk around the house and look at them all and remember what was going on when they were taken and cherish each memory. Some are really old and some are more recent. (It's been a while since I rotated so mostly they are getting old!) This wall in the dining room i...
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Tuesday's List

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, In : Tuesday's List 
I've found the blogger that has turned an obsession I love into a wonderful blog carnival! Love From Texas is a super cute blog that I recently found and became instantly addicted to. My closest friends know how insane I am when it comes to making lists. Well, Jessica, the sweet writer of Love From Texas, apparently shares my list insanity! Today is my first time joining in her Tuesday List fun and I'm so excited!

Today's List is all about Halloween!

My Top 5 Favorite Things About Halloween...


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Not Me Monday

Posted by Robin Haws on Monday, October 26, 2009, In : Not Me Monday 
This blog carnival was started by MckMama. Check out her blog to see what she and everyone else has NOT been up to.

Snappy and I were not sick all week. Poor Snappy. Poor Mommy. Though, Superman and Superboy (aka, hubby and TRex) seemed immune. Snappy and I are both doing better, she more than me. I'm being a trooper though. No worries oinking around here. Just sinus problems and earaches!

Earlier in the week, after Snappy was done playing with dishes in the bottom cabinets of the ...
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Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, October 23, 2009, In : Rant 
So, I ran across a blog today with a post about the Baby Einstein dvd's. This blogger wrote about the AAP recommending zero tv time for kids under 2 and the fact that all people who bought Baby Einstein dvd's in the last five years will be able to get a refund. The blogger seems to be in complete agreement with the AAP and all the denials of the educational value of these dvd's and the horrors of letting a child watch tv.


Yep, I said it.

I read through the comments on that blog post ...
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Show us your life...Fall Decorations!

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, October 23, 2009, In : Show us your life 
So, my new addiction is a blog called Kelly's Korner Blog. She has amazing recipes, sweet stories, and the cutest little girl ever (next to my Snappy of course!). Show Us Your Life is one of her blog extravaganza ideas and it's so much fun. So, here I go participating...

Fall Decorations!

Well, I haven't been that wonderful with decorating. I did start with the Halloween stuff but, I'm guessing I'm more of a magazine flipping, idea having, window shopping decorator than an actual decorator. I w...
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Shout Out, Salute, Tip of the Hat

Posted by Robin Haws on Wednesday, October 21, 2009,
Running a business can present certain challenges at times. It's nice to know there are people out there that have your back.

A couple of days ago I had a situation where a supplier couldn't fill an order. It was frustrating and I frantically searched for a way to make sure that my customer got what they needed and received my highest level of customer service. The situation called for me to take action and be professional where my supplier had failed to be.

I was overwhelmingly lucky enough ...
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Not Me Monday

Posted by Robin Haws on Monday, October 19, 2009, In : Not Me Monday 
This blog carnival was started by MckMama. Check out her blog to see what she and everyone else have NOT been up to.

We did not go to the carnival this weekend.

There was no excitement when we got there.

No pony riding.

No game playing.

No awe in small eyes.

No disappointment at the refusal to waste more money on games.

No Daddy and Snappy time.

No live music.

Nope. We didn't do anything fun this weekend.

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Jack-O-Lantern Fun

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, October 16, 2009,
We had some pumpkin carving at the house last night. Well, the kids had some pumpkin cleaning, the hubs had some carving and I had a few minutes peace! LOL

The cleaning out of the pumpkin is something that TRex looks forward to all year. He's such a boy.

Snappy wanted a little of that action. But, after a moment, she wasn't too interested.

Hubby had a great time carving the pumpkin and probably enjoyed the peace and quiet he got once the kids lost interest!

The outcome was awesome and we are all...
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Wordless Wednesday

Posted by Robin Haws on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, In : Wordless Wednesday 
I haven't done a WW post in a couple of weeks. Wanted to share this pic of Snappy from the other day. She has gotten incredibly attached to Scooby Doo. I don't know where the obsession came from but, all of a sudden it's all she watches...all day...everyday...over and over. (Ok, maybe not that much but, you get the point) TRex was about her age when his fascination obsession with dinosaurs started. I'm thankful it's something cool like Scooby Doo and not Barney or something. So, I bought her ...
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Best Blog Award!

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, October 13, 2009,

So, I won my first award! I'm so excited!

Toni at Mommies Angels blog gave me this award and you've got to check out her cute blog!

The Best Blog Award rules are:

To accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who gave it to you and his/her link. Pass it on to 15 other blogs you have recently discovered and think are great! Remember to contact the blogs you choose!

1. MellyRoo Designs
2. Silent Storm
3. Katydid and Kid
4. Our Milk Money
5. Lil Blue Boo
6. Superdumb Sup...
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Not Me Monday

Posted by Robin Haws on Sunday, October 11, 2009, In : Not Me Monday 
This blog carnival was started by MckMama. Check out her blog to see what she and everyone else have NOT been up to!


My daughter

does NOT

have an attitude.


And if she did, I would have NO idea where she got it from! Definitely NOT ME!

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Chow time...

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, October 6, 2009,
Samsung and Twitter Moms are asking "With Our Busy Schedules, What Are Your 3 Valid Tips for Getting Dinner Ready in a Flash?"

With two small children, three business and a household to run, I'm generally going non-stop all day long. Most of the time I'm running like a chicken with it's head cut off. When it comes to making dinner I always feel it's important to give my family something that is healthy and nutritious. I don't use frozen meals or prepackaged dinners. All of the meals I make are...

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Not Me Monday

Posted by Robin Haws on Sunday, October 4, 2009, In : Not Me Monday 
This blog carnival was started by MckMama. Head over to her blog to see what everyone else has NOT been up to!

We did not get a scare when we thought one of our dogs was gone this weekend. Hubby was not devastated. He drove all over town (remember, we live in Mayberry) and couldn't find him. To our surprise he did NOT reappear Sunday morning seeming a little roughed up. Hubby's hypothesis? A mean person picked him up and drove off and he hurt himself when he jumped out of their moving vehicle....
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Funky Green Machine

Posted by Robin Haws on Thursday, October 1, 2009,
Head over to the Product Review page and check out Funky Green Machine! This environmentally responsible company is full of stylish clothes and gear for you, your kids, your home and your pets!

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