Thursday, April 29, 2010

Its Friday!!!

Its finally Friday! I have had a long couple of weeks and things are starting to look up! Please feel free to checkout my blog and leave me a comment that you did and I will checkout yours! I cant wait to make so new blogging buddies! Feel free to enter my current giveaway for a Bath and Body Works giftcard and some of there products!

My Little Life

1. If you could, would you go back to high school?

Yes, and not do half the dumb things I did!
2. If a genie appeared and granted you two wishes, what would they be? (And, no saying "more wishes".)
 A maid, and free month long vacation

3. What kids show do you secretly like?
4. What is your beverage of choice?
Diet Coke...I cant remember a time when I didnt drink mom always had it in the house.

5. What is something that you would change about yourself (or are working to change in yourself)?
How I think about food...I have been working for years to over come eating when bored, happy, sad, to get the picture if anything happens...well lets eat! I have done well at times and other times not so well...its a vicious cycle!  Working on this daily.

The Girl Creative
The Girl Creative

One 2 Try  Hearts Make Families Midday Escapades
Friday Follow

I want to thank all the blogs that put these blog hops on!

What do you think??

I was thinking of extending the Bath and Body Works giveaway until Monday May 3...if I do I will add an extra $20 giftcard to Bath and Body Works if the winner has been placing daily votes.  So what do you think?  Two extra days of voting for an extra $20 Bath and Body giftcard...leave me some comments so I know how everyone feels.  Thanks for all your voting you guys have been really doing a great job!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Help Wanted!

Blogging Buddies I need some help getting my mom some more votes!  She has entered a Mother's Day Makeover contest and is currently in first place....(im sure you are think why does she need more votes!)  The lady that is in second place has come out of no where and is raking in the votes while my moms votes have slowed way down. If you go here and vote for my mom can get a chance to win my current giveaway going on here for a $20 Bath and Body Works giftcard and some other great products from there.  
This is my mom and I right before I had my youngest son Preston.  I lived with my mom and sisters the last couple of months of both my pregnancies and a month or two after.  Yes people she had to put up with a lot!  My husband could not be there do to work, and I knew she would be there for me no matter what.  She has given my three sister and I so much I would love for her to win this Mother's Day Makeover.  Please head over and vote...and even vote daily if you could!  The contest ends May 4th.  If you do vote be sure to put your entry into my giveaway!
This picture is a little dated but this is all five of us together!

Friday, April 23, 2010


A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the movie BABIES.(Click here to read)

BABIES is directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

I wanted to write a follow up post and show you guys baby number four Hattie. 

Hattie was born to very ecological, “green” parents in San Francisco. When we first meet Hattie, she is in the hospital, but it’s not for long before she is back home with her parents. For Hattie’s family, it’s all about “How can I be good with the world?” The family’s diet focuses on fruits and vegetables. Both of Hattie’s parents are equally involved in her day-to-day life, fixing her meals, taking her to play groups, and spending time with her around the house. Hattie seems much like an old soul trapped in a very young body; she is much more cautious and analytical than the other three babies, evaluating her surroundings and what’s in her field of vision.

BABIES will be in theaters Mother's Day weekend May 7th.  Click on the picture of Hattie and it will take you to more pictures and infomation about the movie BABIES.  Also below is the offical trailer...check it out! 

I can't wait to see the whole movie...Who doesn't love BABIES!
A special thanks to BuzzAgent and Focus Features Films for providing information and pictures from the movie BABIES.  By clicking on the pictures it helps me in a contest.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mr. Preston

Here are some things Preston says that I just have to laugh at....

Preston: Mom your not the boss
Me: Well who is the boss
Preston: I am
Me: Your to little to be the boss, mommy is the boss
Preston: Well your too big to be the boss

In the car...

Me: Talking to my husband, and singing along to the radio
Preston: Mom you are giving me a headache
Me: You give me a headache too

Sneaking in a piece of chocolate

Me...hiding in the kitchen
Preston...walks in the kitchen
Me...i hide the chocolate i smell chocolate, are you eating chocolate?
Me...thinking in my head how does he know this and dang it i have been cought!
Preston: chocolate bar please

We're painting the roses red....

It has been a little crazy here on base lately....the big guys are coming!  You know when the boss is coming every little thing that you have been putting off you want to get done so you dont get the "talk".  Yesterday I saw guys painting the street posts, putting up street signs that have been missing for months, bike paths have been painted, the grass has finally been mowed at the parks, and im sure that there has been major cleaning/fixing going on in the buildings.  I'm sure this happens at most places of business...I know that when the owner is going to be coming where I work we do extra cleaning.  It's just funny to see it on such a large scale.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bath and Body Works Giveaway!!

Who does not love Bath and Body Works?  I know I do!  They have great products and even better sale! I am giving away a 20 dollar giftcard, lotion, body wash and a jar candle from Bath and Body Works!!  I am sure you are asking why are you giving all this away? This is to honor Mother's Day and my mom.  She has entered a Mother's Day Mom Makeover.  I would love to see her win!  I am sure all the mom's out there would love to have a makeover and be pampered for the day. 

Like most mom's out there my mom(Laurie Capps) has put her kids need and wants before hers.  My mom has four girls ages ranging from 26 to 13.  She is now a Grammy and has two little boys to spoil...which is does very well!!  My boys think every box that comes in the mail is for them!  To read a little bit more about my mom you can go here

Okay, now for how to win this great Bath and Body gift pack!  Please leave your email so I can contact you if you win and a separate comment for each entry. 

Manditory Entry
Go and vote for my mom(Laurie Ann (Ennis) Capps) and in your comment let me know what vote number you are.  (1 entry)

Extra Entries
Go back and vote again daily...please leave what your vote number is and this is worth (2 extra entries daily)

Follow me on twitter @amalgrover and tweet this: Please go vote for Laurie Capps here she need your help to win a mom makeover!
(2 extra entries and can be done once daily)

Follow my and old followers! (1 entry)

The giveaway will end on May 1st at 11:59pm cst, and I will contact the winner via email.  If the winner does not repond to the email and new winner will be drawn.  This giveaway is open to bloggers welcome!

                                                        This is my mom and I

Awesome giveaway coming your way!

I am working on an awesome giveaway and I will have it ready this afternoon!  Come back in a few hours and see what goodies I have lined up for you!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yoplait Yoplus Giveaway!

Yoplait Yoplus is offering 50 of my readers a coupon to try Yoplait Plus for free!  How awesome is that, and after all 50 are taken you will be able to get a $1.00 off coupon...which I just bought two packs of four at Wal-mart with this coupon because they were on sale for a $1.50...only .50 cents after the coupon!

Yoplait Yoplus yogurt comes in six flavors including Blackberry Pomegranate, Blueberry Acai, Strawberry, Vanilla, Peach and Cherry

I tried the Strawberry the other night after was good and I liked this small bits of strawberry in the yogurt.  I did think the texture was a little grain, but it did not effect the taste. 

The newly reformulated Yoplait YoPlus yogurt now has 20% of the Daily Value of antioxidant vitamins A and E, a blend of special probiotic cultures and fiber for digestive health, as well as calcium and vitamin D for bone health, YoPlus offers a delicious way to get three steps closer to healthy, balanced living.

Okay, now onto how to get the FREE Yoplus coupon!  To receive a coupon for a free 4-pack of YoPlus yogurt through the ‘Free Yogurt’ tab (you will be required to fill out an easy form)

Simply click on the link below and see if you are one of the first 50 to get a FREE 4-pack of Yoplus!  If you are not dont worry you will still get a $1.00 off...and remember they are on sale now at Wal-mart for $1.50.  Good luck and let me know if you are one of the luck 50!!

A special thanks to Yoplait for hosting this giveaway!  This review and giveaway is my honest opinion, and if I liked or disliked the product I will alway tell you.  Thank you being one of my readers!

Monday, April 5, 2010

FREE Cookies!

Head over to Nabisco's Facebook page and get a coupon for Free a gallon of milk and Nabisco cookies and get a second bag of cookies free.  Coupon is good through April 23rd!

Click on the Cookies and Milk tab to find the coupon....oh and the coupon will only be available to print today! (4/5)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Check these out!

Born in Mongolia, Bayarjargal, usually called “Bayar” for short, lives with his mother, father, and older brother Delgerjargal (“Degi”). Bayar is two years younger than Degi, who is very curious about (and slightly jealous of) his newborn brother. This baby’s good nature and easygoing personality make for some very funny brotherly interactions! Bayar’s family lives on their small family farm, where Bayar wanders around on his own from a very young age, playing with animals and exploring his surroundings – but his parents are never very far away.

Mari lives with her mother and father in Shibuya, a busy metropolitan area within Tokyo, at the center of all of the city’s noise and excitement. Mari is an only child and lives the contemporary urban lifestyle, walking around city streets when not in the family’s apartment that has a view of the city skyline. Mari loves to visit toy stores, play with the family’s pet cat, and go to baby play groups. In the movie, she is notable for her dramatic reactions to, and frustrations with, everyday life.

Ponijao lives in Namibia with her family, including her parents and eight older brothers and sisters. Ponijao’s family is part of the Himba tribe, and lives in a small village with other families, following traditions including speaking their own (Himba) language. The men in the Himba tribe are generally off looking after the cattle and searching for grass, so Ponijao is most often with her mother and other female relatives; she plays, eats, and is bathed through the traditional method of mixing concrete red ochre with oil. Ponijao’s favorite things to do are dance and play with other children in the tribe.

The TODAY Show features BABIES as "the movie trailer that makes hearts melt" and the trailer as "just under 3 minutes of pure pleasure". Featuring Jeff Gardere, Clinical Pschyologist giving his expert opinion of why it's so important for a movie like this to hit theatres now

I think it is really cool to see how different cultures raise there children.  Different in many ways but still in some way the same.  I am writing this post for BuzzAgent and the movie BABIES. Click on the pictures or video above and it helps me in a will also take you to more information and the fourth baby in the movie!  I cant wait to see the whole movie!