Wordless Wednesday: Blowing Bubbles


Publix Gift Card Winner

The winner of the Publix gift card is….



Electric Cars

Joe and I have been talking about our next car. We’re hoping to go one year with our current cars after we pay Joe’s car off next year before replacing mine.

We’ve pretty much decided that we are going to get an electric car. Gas prices are insane these days, and it really makes much more sense to purchase an electric car. And, by 2013, they are supposed to have electric SUVs on the market, which will be perfect since we definitely need more of a family car, without the yakima bike racks.
Is an electric car on any of your minds?

Growing Slowly

Lucy is a TINY girl. She will be 18-months-old on Saturday, and she still cannot fit in her 12-month jeans. They fall off whether or not she’s wearing shoes, but if she IS wearing shoes they don’t fall off as fast.

All day at the arthritis walk on Saturday, people would tap us on the shoulder and ask us if we were aware that our daughter’s pants were falling down. Yes, as Joe’s mom likes to say, Lucy looks like she’s wearing hip hop clothes.

I’m anxious to see what she weighs at her 18-month checkup!

Great Deals at Publix and a Giveaway

Publix has a fun promotion called Great Deals on Great Meals going on right now. With great savings on some of your favorite brands and delicious meal ideas for any time of the day, creating a dish that pleases everyone is just a click away.

From May 12th through May 29th, visit GreatDealsOnGreatMeals.com to download $10.80 in coupons* valid exclusively at Publix.

Plus, from May 12th through May 29th, stop by your local Publix to start your savings with a recipe for an easy Pasta Night at home! Make your own Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ cookies for dessert, and stock up on some of the other featured products like Yoplait Yogurt, Honey Nut Cheerios and Progresso Soup!

We love ALL these products in my house, so we’re excited about some great coupons to use in the next couple of weeks.

So, how about a giveaway?? One of my readers will win a $25 Publix gift card!

What you win:
A $25 Publix gift card.

How to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me which item included in the Great Deals on Great Meals promotion is your favorite.
2. The giveaway ends at 11 p.m. EST on Friday, May 20.
3. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 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 — Win a $25 Publix gift card from @cadifi http://tinyurl.com/44j7nmn
(please leave either your twitter ID or the url of your tweet in your comment) — 1 entry a day

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

This giveaway is sponsored by General Mills and MyBlogSpark. I was given a gift card for hosting this giveaway.

Mother’s Day

I had such a wonderful Mother’s Day. It all started with Joe taking Lucy to McDonald’s when she woke up so I could sleep in. They came home around 9 a.m. and brought donuts for breakfast. Yum! My wonderful little family gave me some great gifts — Lucy got me a book for us to read together, and Joe got me a little girl charm for my Pandora bracelet.

After a nap for Lucy and Joe (and some relaxing “me” time), we headed out to lunch at Armando’s, one of our favorite restaurants, and then took Lucy to the park. We went to a little pocket park that we’ve never taken her to before, and she had a blast!






And, no Mother’s Day would be complete without a big hug and kiss from my sweet girl. Yes, she gives open-mouthed kisses. They’re the best.



After returning home, we relaxed the rest of the evening. Such a wonderful day.