December 29, 2008

An Award!!

Corline over at the fabulous "Over The Top Aprons" has presented me with this wonderful award!! Thank you so much Corline!! What an honor!! Now I would like to present 5 others with this fabulous award:

Jen of Keep it Classy

Kadi of Womb at the Inn(sane)

Jennifer at The Dirty Shirt

Heidi at Gods Grace in Practice

Ellen at Thrifty and Chic Mom

Now each of you can pass this honor on to 5 blogs that you think are "Over The Top!"

The rules are as follows:

To receive this award your blog must be exceptional in design and content; presenting us with new knowledge, a sense of style, or at times just giving us a smile!

Each recipient of the award will acknowledge the person who honored them with the award and then go to to copy/paste the award to their side bar. The award, Your Blog is Over The Top, is located on the right sidebar, scroll down.


Road To 1000!!


The Classy Closet Radio Show is on their journey and road to 1000!! With the new year comes new and exciting ventures!! Please click the above link to find out more!! You won't want to miss this fabulous show!!

December 28, 2008

New Favorite Site

Hey all! I just got a Wii Fit for Christmas and am so excited about this!! I just found a fabulous blog for Wii Fit Mommies!! Check it out!!!

December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thank you to everyone who faithfully visits my site. I have met so many wonderful bloggy friends this year! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. See you this Friday on The Classy Closet!

December 17, 2008

Great New Holiday Music!!

This is my new favorite Christmas CD!!! Be sure to get one for yourself!!

Pick up Straight No Chasers Holiday Spirits

December 9, 2008

You Won't Want to Miss This!!!



December 4, 2008

Come on Over!

Come visit me at my new blog!! Be sure to grab my button and add yourself to follow!!

December 1, 2008

Kristen's Custom Creations

Kristen Andrews knows a thing or two about jewelry. Just ask her....she has been making jewelry since a very young age! Kristen spends a lot of time dedicated to her jewelry business and doesn't mind it one bit! It is a labor of love! Her jewelry is beautifully hand-stamped and would make a great holiday gift for any jewelry lover! Her online store offers a huge selection of unique jewelry with high-end quality, and affordable prices! Here is her story of how she got started:

Kristen spent 11 years working for a large fortune 500 recruiting firm in various roles including, Account Executive, Director of Permanent Placement Services, Branch Manager, Metro Market Manager, and Division Director. After having her son she decided to take some time off to spend with him. After his birth she wanted a necklace that was really unique and couldn't’t find it so she decided to design her own necklace with her son’s name on it. Kristen started giving similar necklaces as gifts to friends and family and from there she was receiving so many requests she decided to open Kristen’s Custom Creations. Kristen’s Custom Creations specializes in creating custom hand stamped sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Her creations make perfect gifts for Moms to Be, New Brides, Bridesmaids, Grandmas, Aunts, Sisters and just about anyone who would cherish a handmade one of a kind piece of jewelry.
Kristen believes in giving back. Each month she selects a charity to design a specific necklace for and gives a portion of the proceeds for each necklace sold. To see more about her current charity selection visit

To see Kristen’s collection please visit

November 30, 2008

And The Name of My New Blog Is..........

Learning to Have Patients!

Congratulations Jenna for helping me name my new blog!! Very creative!! Please take a moment to visit Jenna at her blog!! Oh yeah,,,,, Jenna just happens to be a nurse:)

Thanks to all who commented. You all had wonderful ideas!!

November 26, 2008

Win a $10.00 Starbucks Gift Card!!

Help me name my new blog!!! I am looking for something punchy and catchy!! Leave a comment and let me know what you think it should be called.

Blog Content will pertain to my life as a nursing student

I will pick the winner this Sunday November 30. You can enter as many entries as you want!! If your suggestion is picked for my blog, I will send you the gift card and list your blog on mine!! Thanks for the help!!


November 24, 2008

Work at Home Moms!!

Hey there WAHM's!! I would love to hear your success story about how you started your home based business!! In tough economic times, more and more moms are turning to open home businesses. Many of us need a bit of inspiration!! Send me your story and I would love to feature you and your business!!

November 13, 2008

Friday's with Megan

Be sure to check out my beauty posts every Friday at The Posh Parent!!! Are you a member yet? You don't know what you are missing!!

November 10, 2008

Are You a Member?

Looking for Something New?

Come over to the greatest site, where you will meet some great "Posh Parents!" The Posh Parent has a group for everyone! You can even add your own group!! If you haven't checked out the Posh Parent, you are missing out on some great stuff!! From product reviews to great LIVE Giveaways!! Yes I said LIVE!! Also, there are some hilarious VLOGS..!! You will even make some great friends along the way!! What are you waiting for? Stop on by The Posh Parent!!!

November 9, 2008

Looking for a Great Gift?

Happy Chickadee specializes in designer clothes, gifts, and accessories for the little ones!! They also have adorable gifts including onesies packaged into precious cupcakes!! One of my personal favorite items is the trendy legwarmers that come in a variety of designs. In addition to wonderful products, Happy Chickadee is having a sale for their Pre Holiday Extravaganza! Also, if you purchase before January 1st, you will be eligible for FREE SHIPPING!! Just enter the code: PRIMFS. Stop by today for some fabulous buys!!

Oh yeah, want to get in on the Happy Chickadee giveaways? Visit their blog at: ,

November 4, 2008

Tupperware Giveaway!!

My friend Claire over at Single Mom Meltdown is giving away some fabulous holiday Tupperware! Who doesn't want free Holiday Stuff? Rush on over and enter her contest...also don't forget to checkout her online Tupperware site!!!

November 3, 2008

VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


October 31, 2008

Happy Holidays!!

Ok, so Trick-or-Treating is officially over. Time to put away the Halloween decor. I have already seen Christmas decor and advertisments in local shopping centers and sale ads. Experts say that retailers are having to get started earlier this year to compensate for the economic hardships. Here, in Northwest Indiana, just 40 minutes from Chicago, a local Chicago radio station The Lite 93.9 is taking a vote on when to start Christmas music. Last year they started just a few days after Halloween. I think it was Nov. 4th!! How soon is too soon? I love the Holiday's and the music and I say bring it on!!! What do you think? Is it too soon? Are you ready to deck the halls?

October 5, 2008

I'm in Love!!

I am having an affair. I am totally smitten....with my son's new stroller that is. It is the best investment my husband and I have made in a while. Our son has special needs and is a preemie. So he just fits perfectly and doesn't roll around like in our old stroller! Also, it goes up to 45lbs, has an adjustable handle for easy pushing, and folds up easily!! Oh yeah, and it come in some awesome colors. I just love this is the best invention since the Wonderbra!!

October 1, 2008

The Holidays Are Coming!

Got a great product you would like to submit for the holidays?
How would you even like your very own COMMERCIAL for your product?
Contact The Posh Parent today for more info!
Hurry, The Holidays are on their way!

September 20, 2008

Mummy Cards!

Tired of digging around in your purse for a pen and paper to give someone your info? Well those days are over, thanks to Mummy Cards!

Mummy Cards are trendy little calling cards with a wide variety of designs. Don't seem something you have in mind? Mummy Cards will custom design your cards to enhance your "personality and style."

Every Mom needs a Mummy Card!

September 8, 2008

I'm Back!

I am finally back online after a long and busy week. I feel so out of the blog loop! Anyways,
Stay tuned because I will be announcing my next giveaway later this week!

August 29, 2008

Clutterbags Giveaway!

Clutterbags Giveaway

Posh Point of View, one of my favorite sites, is hosting a fabulous giveaway!! One lucky winner will win a unique Clutterbags wristlet. All you have to do is leave a comment at PPV. Winner will be chosen on September 6, 2008! Good Luck!

August 25, 2008

Mommy and Me Boutique Review!!

Personality Feature .. Everyone Has A Story! Megan of Prim and Proper
Prim and Proper ... everything moms!
Meet the new kid on the block! Megan is up and running with her new blog -
August 12, 2008

Welcome to Prim and Proper, a blog dedicated to all moms and everything moms. Here you will find great product reviews, cool giveaways, and links to other great mom blogs and boutiques.
Megan is a fun, energetic young mom with 2 boys, one six years old and the youngest was born in May. Megan has always had a creative bent being influenced by her sister Kathleen and her Grandma. Megan proudly says her grandmother, age 85, still makes beautiful afgans.
I think Megan truly defines the meaning of "high energy" ... Besides her Prim and Proper blog, she just opened her online jewelry store with Etsy, she is a full time nursing student,, hairstylist and has an adoring husband. Megan's youngest son has special needs (Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and being a loving and dedicated mom she spends a great deal of time reading up on this.(
As far as creative inspirations Megan says , " I kind of just create what I feel at that very moment. I am always trying to prove to myself that I can be successful.... As Far as competition that is not a concern at this point, being pretty new to all of this. I feel that everyone has a different creative style; II think that if you are unique and different, then that is what catches the consumers eye."
Why did I want to interview Megan of Prim and Proper? ... Because she is special, she is unique, she is one of a kind!

August 24, 2008


Congratulations to my good friend Shawnie on the long awaited birth of her beautiful baby boy!!

Jack Anthony Barnett was born on Saturday August 23rd and boy is he a cutie!!!

August 21, 2008

Winner of P&P Earring Giveaway!

Congratulations to Vanessa for winning the Prim & Proper Earring Giveaway! Thank you to all who entered and blogged! Stay tuned because I will be announcing the next Giveaway very soon!

August 20, 2008

And The Award Goes To...........

Me!!! I would like to thank Jen over at Posh Point of View for presenting me with this fabulous award!! I am so excited!! Thanks Jen:) Also, be sure to scroll down on her page and check out the new Nola Medows Studio!!! Ok so, I need to pass this great award my picks are:

2. Shawnie: Mommy To An Angel

3. Kathleen: Listen To Leenie all you winners be sure to pass along the award to 7 deserving people. Be sure to give a link back to the person who gave you an award!!

Baby Sling Giveaway!

The Little Window Shoppe is hosting a fabulous giveaway! They will be giving away one of these Mod Mum baby slings On Aug. 27th! Be sure to stop by and enter today!

August 17, 2008

Mommy and Me Boutique

Okay, so you really have to rush over and check out my new blog friend Corline's site; Mommy and Me Boutique. Not only is she cute as a button, but she is a grandmother of 4, and makes these absolutely adorable aprons! My friends are probably laughing right now, because...well, I don't cook!! As crazy as it sounds, these aprons make me want to cook!!! Seriously!

If you scroll through her entire page, you can see a wide variety of these beautiful aprons she has designed. Mommy and Me Boutique also offers hip and trendy baby blankets, bibs and burp cloths. If you need something extra, she also will do custom orders! These aprons and baby items are only made from high quality fabrics and ribbons. If you love to entertain, or know someone who does, then these aprons would be a delight for any hostess!

August 16, 2008

Prim & Proper's Very First Giveaway!!

Win Me!!!!!

Whoo Hoo!! It's P&P's first Giveaway!! P&P will be giving away these trendy sterling silver earrings with Swarovski crystal accents! So how do you enter? Really easy! Just blog about the giveaway with a link back to P&P. You can earn an additional entry by signing up for P&P email alerts to the right. Be sure to email me your link about the giveaway! The winner will be picked Friday August 22nd!! Good Luck!!

Do You Need A Product Reviewed?

Are you in need of a product review? Contact me by clicking my email address on the right side bar! I would love to review your product. Contact me today!

August 15, 2008

Can I Get Some Help Here?

Ever feel like your child is just seconds away from a disaster or is always getting into things? Well than you will definitely want to visit My Precious Kid. This is an awesome sight with some great child safety products. Oh, and they have toys and crafts too!! One of the items you must look at are the Child ID Kits. This day in age, you never can be too safe!! Check it out.....let me know which item you liked from the site!

August 14, 2008

Baby Fever!

It seems like everywhere I turn, someone I know is pregnant or planning to have a baby. I myself just had a beautiful boy this past May. This being my second baby, I am always looking for unique and trendy mom and baby gear.

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Pink Taffy Designs is a unique Baby and Children's Boutique. They offer a wide range of products from clothing to baby shower gifts, and all the essential baby gear. If your looking for a trendy gift that won't break the bank, then this is the place for you! And don't forget to check out the birth announcements for all you expectant and new moms!! Just click on the link to see all the great products they have to offer!

August 13, 2008

August 12, 2008

Prim & Proper Launch!!

Welcome to Prim and Proper, a blog dedicated to all moms and everything moms. Here you will find great product reviews, cool giveaways, and links to other great mom blogs and boutiques. Please get my button code located on the right hand side and tell all your friends about Prim & Proper! Be sure to check back everyday. I will be announcing my very first giveaway very soon!