I’ve come up with some fantastic ideas for Lucy’s first birthday party. I’m getting SO excited about it, even though the thought of her turning 1 makes me sad. My baby is growing up…

Our plan next year is to get our backyard cleared out. Right now, it’s all grown up with trees, and it really makes us feel like we’re living in the woods. However, we really want a backyard, not just for Lucy but for ourselves. I really want a hot tub out there. That would be such a nice way for Joe and I to relax in the evenings. Of course, we’d have to get one of those hot tub covers to protect it from rain, but that’s just a minor detail.

Macaroni Grill Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Macaroni Grill frozen meal and prize pack is …….

Jessie C.! Congrats! I’ll be emailing you to get your information. And, everyone else, stay tuned…I have another fun giveaway coming up!

That’s Not My Bed

That’s Not My Bed
By: Lucy

That’s not my bed,
It’s mattress is too bouncy.

That’s not my bed,
It’s sheets are too fluffy.

That’s not my bed,
It’s frame is too wide.

That’s not my bed,
It has too many pillows.

That’s my bed!
It’s sheet is full of pee!

Based on the “That’s Not My…” books, which are some of Lucy’s favorites.

Wordless Wednesday: BFFs

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Macaroni Grill Giveaway!

I don’t make many meals from scratch or use a bevy of fresh items when I cook. As a working mom, I don’t get home until 7 p.m. at the earliest. On nights that I cover meetings, I’m home even later. So, our meals are meals of convenience. However, we still manage to eat pretty healthy.

One thing I’m super excited about is the new frozen meal line put out by Macaroni Grill. We love Macaroni Grill, and now we can bring some of those meals home with us. Unfortunately, there’s not much out right now that a vegetarian can eat, but I’m sure Joe would like to try every variety. I love how convenient they are and how much food they make. One package could serve as several meals for Joe when paired with veggies! There are four varieties to choose from: Grilled Chicken Florentine, Basil Parmesan Chicken, Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro.

Macaroni Grill and MyBlogSpark have given me a prize pack to give away so one of my readers can try one of the new Macaroni Grill frozen meals.

What you win:
A coupon for a Macaroni Grill frozen entree, a pasta bowl and tongs.

How to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling which Macaroni Grill entree you would like to try.
2. The giveaway ends at 6 p.m. EST on Friday, August 27.
3. The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond.

Extra entries:
1. Write a blog post about this giveaway and link back to it — 5 entries
2. Tweet about this giveaway (this can be done twice a day) — Win a Macaroni Grill frozen entree and prize pack from @cadifi http://tinyurl.com/23fc97m (please leave either your twitter ID or the url of your tweet in your comment) — 1 entry per tweet
3. Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs and Top Baby Blogs. You can vote for each once a day. — up to 2 entries a day. You can also vote by clicking the buttons on my side bar.

Pleave one comment per entry, i.e., five comments for a blog post, one comment per vote. Remember to come back every day and enter to increase your chance of winning!

This giveaway is sponsored by Macaroni Grill and MyBlogSpark. I was given a Macaroni Grill frozen meal and a prize pack for this review.