Friday, May 27, 2011

Sunshine ..FINALLY!


Anyone who lives in or around the Tri-State are knows we have had one hell of a winter. Generally it gets very cold but not too much know but this year quickly became known as "SNOW-POCALYPSE"! On top of all the snow, the cold seemed to linger up until this week! Can you believe that .....freezing cold and rain...in MAY?!?!?!

Well this week we finally got some 80 degree weather and sunshine!  :::pinches self to see if this is a dream:::  So.........You know I had to get my babies outside.  It was also my little guy's first time in flip flops.....but definitely a not-so-great idea since he was falling all over the place.

Sorry this ones a bit out of focus





Oh and beware when trying to teach your 3 yr old good sportsmanship for the first time......

Exhibit A - Happy-Go-Lucky kid





Exhibit B - Bat in hand ready for Mommy to throw the ball......... (she missed the ball)

What I failed to photograph was my sweet baby angel then throwing the bat like a maniac and stomping away .........tears ensued, followed by the words, "I will never hit the ball....I dont like baseball!"  And my words of, "Try again" meant nothing to her

Exhibit C - Can't you just feel the despair
 

The funniest thing was that all I had to do is say, "Look Sofia a baby squirrel!"  and she forgot all about the baseball incident and ran off to look for the squirrel!  Gotta love 3-yr olds!



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Park Fun


Daddy trying to fit!





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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MarbleSpark Personalized Book - [Review and Giveaway]


I've been a bit behind on posting my giveaways lately but I have one that is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G for you today! Recently I was contacted by Marblespark to review one of their lovely personalized children's books and let me tell you the quality was wonderful and my daughter was blown away!  Also I would like to add this is not an E-book!  It's an actual hard copy book that your child will love for years to come!


You will also have the opportunity to win one of their personalized children's books for your little one as well. But, before I get into that....let me first tell you about the book we received.  We were lucky enough to review their latest book "Following Featherbottom."









The personalized book we received follows a stork named Felix Featherbottom all over the world on your child's birthday and tells them the story of how their name was chosen and all the countries that the letters of their name came from.  You can do first and last name or first middle and last name but we chose just first and last name since my daughter's last name is quite long!   The book also features your child's birthday and their nickname too! I've never seen a book personalized to this extent.   The order form is so simple and you even get to preview the entire book before submitting it just to make sure its perfect!  This book has quickly became one of Sofia's favorites and is now our "go-to" bedtime book each night!  Here are just a few of hers and my favorite features from her book

From the beginning you get to put a personal message to your child!



Sofia loves the part that they call her a "beautiful girl" and that she has a "beautiful name"



....and she cracks up hysterically at this part that says "put ants in his pants"!  You can also see at the bottom as you read along in each page it builds your name at the bottom and each page also features tons of pics of things beginning with that specific letter!



You even get to feature your child's nickname which gives an extra personal touch!



At the end of the book they get to sign their name on the line........



......and go back to each country the book visited and find their letters in their name!





From this one book alone your child will be learning geography, spelling, rhymes, but most of all they will feel so special and loved to have a personalized book written especially for them!  This personalized children's book comes in a high quality hardcover and has a $32.95 value but you have the chance to win one personalized book with  the name and birthdate of your choice!

Heres how to enter and win your very own copy of Following Featherbottom:
  1. Visit the MarbleSpark WebSite and check out the personalized children's books ....Leave a comment on what your favorite thing about their books is (1 entry)
  2. Become a follower of One, Two, Buckle My shoe and comment that you are a new follower or that you are already following (1 entry)
  3. Follow the MarbleSpark Blog and comment that you did (1 entry)
  4. "Like" MarbleSpark on Facebook and comment (1 entry)
  5. Mention this giveaway on your facebook, twitter, or blog and leave a comment with a link to your post (1 entry for each place mentioned) **Make sure you leave a separate comment for each place mentioned


**Note** This giveaway will close on 5.31.11 and the winner will be chosen at random using Random.org.  You also must be 18 to enter! 





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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Did anyone miss me...at all?


In case any of you who actually read my blog were wondering.....No I'm not dead and I haven't blogging. I've just taken a bit of a much needed hiatus... if you will. My little bloggy break  was due partly to the fact that I caught 2 viruses and a bacterial infection which has made me feel like absolute HELL! Luckily I'm getting over that now.

I also feel like I have nooooooooo inspiration at all to blog.  Lately, every time I do try to blog, I go from having 50 blog post ideas in my head down to 0 within minutes. Also, Alberto and I have been going through some pretty serious issues in our household and I feel like somethings I do need to keep private.  Rather that blogging about my misery I would rather not say anything at all in this case. But don't worry... I hope things will be back to normal soon.   I also have 3 or 4 review/giveaways that I've been working on and never seem to find the time to finish and post them (which I promise I will.......hopefully).

In other news I started adding a few new projects to my Fifi's Closet ETSY Shop including those cute little onesie stickers as well as closet dividers.....What do you think?  You can click each picture and it will take you directly to the link for the listing on my shop!












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