Thursday, February 28, 2013

did you all know...

Earth’s Best is proud to announce the Earth’s Best Awards Program!
With this new loyalty program, you can earn points from your Earth’s Best purchases and redeem them for great discounts and prizes. The Earth’s Best™ Rewards Program is our way of saying thank you for raising your little one as part of generation pure.  
Using your home computer, smartphone, or other mobile device, simply sign up for the program, then check in at your local Earth’s Best retailer on your mobile device via our mobile site ( After you create your Earth’s Best profile, earning points is easy. Just check in when your local Earth’s Best retailer, purchase Earth's Best products, and enter the UPC codes on our site within 48 hours after you return home. You can also earn points by reading our articles, sharing with friends, and more. When you have accumulated points, you will be able to redeem them by selecting from an array of rewards for both you and your baby. 

Other prizes include: 
 A chance to win prizes every month like $500 in Earth’s Best products, or every week like an Earth’s Best gift pack! 
Discounts on a variety of great products like, Celestial Seasonings Tea, Little Remedies, and Spa Week
Reward prizes from partners like Music Together
 Who doesn't love FREE stuff?!?
I think you all know I do!!!
What are you waiting for?
Go sign up!! :)


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Early Easter...

It seems like Easter comes earlier every year. The year Cullen was born, 2011, Easter was on April 24th, C was only 3 days old! 

Then last year, 2012, Easter was April 8th so Cullen had two Easter's in his first year of life :)
Crazy how much he changed in a year!
Even more crazy how much he changed in this past year.
He's so much fun and a total character!
Love this pic of my Momma with two of her grand-boys!

This year Easter is even earlier, it is March 31st! 
I must get out our Easter d├ęcor ASAP!
For now, I want to share with you all Cullen's adorable Easter basket!
Pretty much the second I took it out of the box Cullen thought it was a toy for him to store his train set in ;)  I'll have to snatch it back one of these days.
It's very sturdy and stands perfectly, Cullen carries it all over the house.
I love all the different patterns and the classic pastel blue with white. 
In my opinion, it's perfection!
His Easter basket came from Samantha's Embroidery
Samantha's Embroidery is a home based business located in eastern Idaho. Samantha specializes in sewing and embroidery of holiday items.
Success in her shop means to make her clients happy by being able to work with them to give them the results they desire. Success also means to give clients quality work for a fair price for them and for herself.
Here are more items you will find at Samantha's Embroidery...
Love the color combos on these Easter baskets...
What about a Halloween basket, so cute!
(what a great idea to add a phone #)

There are lots of other items you can find at Samantha's Embroidery as well, just be sure to check out her Etsy Shop!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Bumbles and Clover...

I have a special deal to share with you all from Bumbles and Clover!!
  There is also a special Blog-tastic Sale designed specifically for all of you!!
  You can take advantage of...
2 for $22 onesies
2 for $12 on Infant Leg Warmers
2 for $5 in the hair bow selection
2 for $22 in their short sleeve tee shirts
St. Patrick's Day designs...

 Bumbles & Clover specializes in Kids, Crafts, and Custom Creations!  They offer a variety of holiday embroidery designs which can be sewn to onesies, tee shirts, sweat shirts, jackets, jeans, and much more!  

Easter designs, don't forget Easter is extra early this year!
March 31st

 Bumbles and Clover creates each headband and hair bow, using a variety of ribbons, felt, feathers, buttons, beads, flowers, and more! They can create any hair bow or headband to match your custom clothing selection. 

 The Infant Leg Warmers come in plain colors (Red, Grey, White, Black, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink) or holiday patterns. They can add bows, lace, chiffon, buttons, and more to make a truly unique yet comfortable design for your little one.

To see hair bows and leg warmers check out Bumbles and Clover on Facebook.
You can use the discount code ANNIESBLOG when ordering on facebook as well to receive 25% off.  You just need to send a message to order!

 Bumbles and Clover also offers invitation designs, available for digital download or handmade, printed, and embellished with a wide variety of textured card stock, ribbons, and more.  At Bumbles and Clover they work with their clients to design specific custom creations.  They did several family pajama sets in holiday prints to cameo with matching Christmas stockings!  If you have a special custom idea make sure you throw it out to them!!
How fun are these bubble gum machine shirts!!!
They can be customized any way you'd like!

Here is Cullen's shirt!  He will be wearing it to a St. Patty's Day Birthday Party!

If you like Bumbles & Clover on facebook you will be able to keep up with all their new items, giveaways and discounts! 


Saturday, February 23, 2013

just another fab GIVEAWAY...


It's that time yet again!
One of my sponsors, Burke & Louise Co. sent me some more adorable boot socks/leg warmers! 
Burke & Louise Co. offers a charming Collection of Lacey Legwarmers, Boot Socks, Boot Cuffs, Headbands and Scarfs all with a Classic Vintage Sophistication.
Burke & Louise sent a pair for me and an extra pair for me to GIVEAWAY to one of YOU!
I kept the gray and I have a pair of mustard color ones to send to one of you!
Who doesn't love cute boot socks and leg warmers!!!
I live in all of mine, it's freezing cold here in the MN tundra.
1. Follow my blog
2. Favorite "heart" Burke & Louise Co on Etsy
3. When visiting Burke & Louise Co pick your favorite item and leave a comment letting me know what it is!
extra entries
4. Tweet about the giveaway, include me @Annie0720
5. Post a pic on Instagram and tag me in it @Annie0720 (counts for 2 entries!)
SIX total entries possible!
Please leave separate comments for each entry, if you have a non-reply blog leave an email address.
Best Wishes to ALL!! 
Giveaway ends in one week.

Lucky #8 - YAY for Jamie Lee

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I can't even believe it...

Our Cullen is going to be TWO in exactly two months from today! 
I seriously can not believe it. 
He went from this squishy little baby...
To a squishy toddler way too quick.
We are doing a carnival/circus birthday theme!
It's been so much fun to plan, I think I have almost all the details figured out and I've been doing some crafting here and there.
Cullen's party day shirt came in recently...
How cute is that!
 Not the best pic but I'm leaving it in the plastic until I need to iron it for party day.
It came from Party Stitches, a boutique style shop that makes appliques for birthday shirts and hats.
Here are some more adorable shirts and hats you can find at Party Stitches...
I am in LOVE with these cute hats that Lauren, the shop owner, has created!


Party Stitches has their own website store they run as well so you can see more products there such a bloomers, tutus and dresses!
You can also follow along with Party Stitches on Facebook to keep up with discount codes! 
Does your little one have a birthday coming up or just need a new adorable shirt?  I have a discount code to share with you all right now for Party Stitches, just use the code ABC10 to receive 10% off your order!!
Have fun shopping! :)


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

a.b.c. house lately...

It seems like we have been busier than ever around here lately....
We live quite a routine life and every day it's like I can't believe it's 11:00 already, oh my gosh it's 4:00?! - How in the world is it 8:00 and bedtime for Culley. Then the next thing I know it's practically midnight and I'm kicking myself for not getting to bed earlier.
It's not a bad thing that we have been so busy although it is hard to believe that in just over 2 months we will have a TWO YEAR OLD!!
I love that I get to cuddle this little bug all night and wake up next to him in the morning.
C is such a character, always wanting to wear slippers and a hat.

The many faces of C, he tried mustard and spicy bbq with sweet potato fries for dinner one night and he liked them both!
I'm working on going platinum (just wearing clip-in extensions)
I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I have had dark hair for the past 6 years.

 Cullen received a Valentine this year from two little sweeties!
Thanks Lindsey for thinking of Culley, I think he is girl crazy.
He's never even met the cuties and he carries their picture all over.
Cullen FINALLY let me brush his teeth.
He actually enjoyed it!
So much so he now brushes his own teeth.
These two have become buddies, something I never thought would happen!
I love when they are nice to each other.
C doesn't understand that G doesn't like to play dodge ball and G doesn't understand that C isn't always trying to steal his babies.
Still eating healthy, these pizzas are my favorite right now! 
I could eat them for every meal.
 favorite healthy breakfast, vanilla greek yogurt with berries and 3 berry TJ granola...
&& still on the workout wagon!
I started the 30 day shred today.
My family came over for a pizza party the weekend before Survivor started, can you tell we are obsessed? ;)  We put money in and draw names, winner gets all the $$.  C won last time so I was in charge of making the game board.
Poor Culley ended up coming down with a bug shortly after everyone arrived and he was asleep before dinner came. He cuddled with Bumpa most of the night.

 This past weekend I started a new very part-time job filling in for Billy's sister when she can't work. Which meant our niece got to come over and spend the day with C.  I tried to get a pic but only ended up with a stink face from C. He loves his Lauren though.  She is so incredibly good with him, I'd hire her to babysit every day if I could ;)
Also last weekend C and I spent Saturday with my Momma and Sis. We went to a bunch of different little shops looking for treasures. My parents just bought a vacation house in Lake Havasu so they need to fill it up.  I can't wait to go out and see their new house.
After all the running around we went back to my parents house for fajitas.
Of course the only thing C ever wants over there is candy.
He eats a piece, says mmmmm, then points and signs for more.
stinker butt....
My cousin and his wife had baby earlier this week, I can't wait to meet baby Royce! 
& my bloggy bestie PattyAnn welcomed her sweet baby girl, Dahlia today!
Congrats to both families!!
I can not wait to see more pictures of both of the precious babies!!
Besides all that and working multiple hours every day helping B with his business I think that's all we've really been up to.  It's winter and I really have no interest in being out in the cold, especially with C. Running errands and shopping just isn't as much fun in the below freezing temps. Around here that means lots of books, blocks, cars, cartoons and cuddles!
B and C cuddled up on the couch last night with girl scout cookies and watched Cars, I wish I would have taken a pic. I was taking advantage of some work time since those two had quality time.
Oh and I can't forget to mention C and B being my entertainment on a nightly basis.  Those two together are way too much, constant silly's! I love it :)
Hope everyone is having a great week!!
p.s. TOMS are on Zulily today!!! Ordered some for our Culley!
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