Saturday, December 13, 2008

Giveaway: Loop-2-Loop belts

Every time I find a pair of pants that fit LA in length the waist is too big. And every belt has such a big buckle that looks so tacky with his little waist. And then I found Loop-2-Loop belts. I fell in love with the concept and couldn't wait to try one.

Loop-2-loop belts are adjustable and buckle free. YEAH! I thought "Too good to be true." My friends, they really work! LA has worn his everyday with every kind of pants....jeans, dress pants, cords and cargo pants. It works so well. Here are some illustrations to further describe how it works. It is extremely duarble and so easy to use. No annoying tiny holes to pull as tight as you can to make his pants fit. The belt also has elastic fabric in the back so it is easy to pull the pants on and off. The also have so many color options for every outfit. I love our new Loop-2-loop belt and so does LA!
Buy it: Your own buckle Free belt for only 14.00

Giveaway: I get to give a Loop2Loop belt to one Blondes Poop & Mascara reader!

To enter: Leave me your email address and list your favorite color belt.

For an extra entry: Become a follower of my blog or blog about this contest on your site.

I will select a winner randomly on Dec. 20th. Thanks for entering!

Quench Thirst. Give Life. T-shirt winner is...

...Jenna over to simple. She wanted a gold one. And, what the winner wants, the winner gets. CONGRATS, Jenna. It's not too late to order your Quench Thirst Give Life T-shirt in time for the holidays! Get over to Fashionthropic to order yours.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

O Tannenbaum

The eldest BPM boys selecting our tree. We always roll with the real deal. No plastic, pre-lit anything around here. You just can't beat the tradition and the smell. Oh, that fresh pine smell!

Got'er home atop the mini! They love it.

Late night: LA and Boatboy fast asleep while Amos finishes the pruning/sawing/axing/drinking of Crown-Cran in the garage. Pretty sure it's a guy thing.

Next morning: LA loves the lights! We have video too and the expression on his face when he first rounds the corner in our hallways and sees the lights is purely fantastic. If only we could compress it digitally and share it with you. Our PC isn't that advanced yet.

"Turn lights on!....SO Preeeety!"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GIVEAWAY: chic burpies!

Two beautiful Moms have started their own little shop. Lollipops Boutique. They are a Mom and daughter team. How fun! There is no question their handmade products are quality.

Featured Products:

* Burpies

* Diaper Clutches

* Tutus

This is my personal favorite! This tutu is a must have. What little girl wouldn't love to have it?

These products are so great to have for yourself, but they also make incredible gifts!

THE GIVEAWAY: I have 2 Burpies to giveaway to two lucky Blondes, Poop and Mascara readers.

Win it a BURPIE of your choice by...

* Head over to Lollipops Boutique and let me know which burpi you would love to have!

* For an extra entry you can become a subscriber or follower to my blog, or blog about this giveaway on your site.

* I will select a winner using Random Integer Generator on December 16th.

Letterman's BSU Top Ten

...because Mr Blonde is a Cardinal, Letterman loves IndyCar, football is a sport of genius and humor is funny...

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

#5: Top Ten Gifts That Give

International Justice Mission

Say it out loud to yourself...go on...

International Justice Mission

It just sounds good doesn't it. Sounds right.

IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. If you aren't familiar with the statistics of this problem. They're sick. They're staggering. They're hell on earth.
  • The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion (U.N.)

  • Each year, more than 2 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade (UNICEF)

  • 27 million men, women and children are held as slaves. (Kevin Bales, Disposable People)

  • 1 in 5 women is a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. (U. N. Development Fund for Women)

  • More than 1 million children live in detention, the vast majority awaiting trial for minor offenses. (UNICEF)
Check out this clip from Dateline NBC in 2003...

IJM investigators, lawyers and social workers intervene in individual cases of abuse in partnership with state and local authorities.

By pushing individual cases of abuse through the justice system from the investigative stage to the prosecutorial stage, IJM determines the specific source of corruption, lack of resources, or lack of good will in the system denying victims the protection of their legal systems. In collaboration with local authorities, IJM addresses these specific points of brokenness to meet the urgent needs of victims of injustice.

So, what role can you play in IJM this Christmas season?

Let's visit their gift catalog, shall we...the gifts focus on investigation expenses, advocacy and aftercare. We would like to highlight a half day of investigative work. What will that run you? Only $25. And, the recipient of your gift will receive a “Gift of Freedom” card explaining their gift and the work of IJM.
Oh, and another beautiful assured that 75% of your financial gifts to IJM go directly to the need while the rest are used to run the ship, so to speak. Here is their Charity Navigator write up.

Monday, December 08, 2008

We have a tooth!

So, today was the arrival of Boatboy's first tooth. He was laying on my lap, I had just finished nursing him, and he was chewing on a piece of LA's foam happy as one could be! Then, he just started screaming and sure enough while he was chewing on the toy, his tooth popped through the gum. Poor little guy! I know, he will never remember. He is getting so big and becoming such a big boy. We are now eating prunes and will add some pears to his diet tomorrow. How times flies by... I guess we will just have to have another one soon!:)