Friday, March 19, 2010

Mr & Mrs Blonde 5 years and 355 days ago

...engaged and less than a month from being wed...

The Boy's Store: $25 gift certificate giveaway

Having two boys (LA: 3.5-yr-old / Boatboy: 1.5-yr-old); and maybe 2 more on the way I really enjoy finding very stylish boys clothes! I take pride in what my boys look like. If I can't put bows in their hair and have them wearing legginsg and girly dresses everyday...I am determined to have them wearing the hippest t-shirts, hats and shoes. Not that I would want them to be girls...boys are awesome! They are such lovers and full of adventure.

I have found a great store in The Boy's Store. From full outfits already coordinated to socks and shoes and anything in between. They have some great brands as well. I really enjoy Appaman and Le Top.

You can shop by age, brand and even organic items.

We were given 2 very cool t-shirts to review. LA and Boatboy love wearing them. Both t-shirts are quality made and wash well.

LA's shirt is the very cool Front Loader by Appaman which is on sale right now.

Boatboy's shirt is Loud and Proud by Neptune Zoo and it is also on sale.

Get Yours: I love sales. And, The Boy's Store has lots of them. Be sure to check out the accessories and the blog as well.

Win: The Boy's Store is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one Blondes, Poop & Mascara reader. Leave me a comment and tell me what you like best about the special boys in your life and what would want them to get with their $25 gift certificate if they win.

Extra Entries:
1. Follow my blog publicly through Google's easy reader tool.
2. Subscribe to my blog via email (and except the confirmation email).
3. Follow @mrsblonde1 on Twitter
4. Tweet about this giveaway like so "Hey, @mrsblonde1 of the BlondesPoop&Mascara blog is giving away a $25 @theboysstore gift cert. Enter here:"
5. Grab my button and post it to your cyber space.
6. Tell 4 friends about this giveaway via email, provide a direct link and cc me.
7. Blog about this contest and leave the post ink in your comment.
8. Sign up for The Boy's Store mailing list.

I will select a winner on March 26th. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Q&A re: TWINS!!!

How are you?

Emotionally and physically I am finally getting better!! It has been 5 days since I have puked. YEAH! I am not dealing with extreme nausea. It's still there, but doable. Pregnant hormonal craziness, extreme shock or overwhelming joy aside - I haven't cried for 5 days either! Last week at our local church gathering everytime some would ask me, "How are you?" I would just start crying and laugh at myself while I was crying...LOONEY! Time and time and time again. I could NOT hold back the tears. I'm an emotional person, but not an big crier. Today at our church gathering, the same question came, "How are you?" And, I didn't cry! Pretty proud of myself actually.

Are you showing?

I will be 12 weeks tomorrow and I have a bump that is very noticeable. I just looked at my 1st (LA, now 3.5-yrs-old) and 2nd (Boatboy, now 22-mo-old) pregnancy 12-week pictures and they do NOT look the same. LA pregnancy I still had a very nice flat stomach. Boatboy pregnancy I had a little pooch. And now the twins pregnancy I have a full out BUMP! I am going to be HUGE! Last week I switched to all maternity pants. I was sick of having tight pants around my waist and not being able to MOVE on the floor with my boys. So, maternity stretchy pants: I am in love with you!

How are you with smells?

Everything smells awful! the other night I walked into the bathroom after Mr. Blonde put on his favorite eucalyptus mint lotion after an evening show and about LOST IT! I put my shirt over my face and starting yelling about how I strongly disliked that lotion. Seated back at the couch, I heard the shower come on. My very sweet and loving (and tolerant) husband took a second shower to wash off the lotion. He is the best!

What are you learning through this process?

My favorite question! In short, a LOT! God is really teaching me to trust and surrender to Him. A very wise woman said to me, "God has chosen you." I am honored! Here is the thing...I (we) are SO excited about the twins...holding them...nursing them. Having four children is going to be so fun. It's going to feel so full. And, rich. I struggle with the unknowns as I mentioned in my previous post. I am learning to give over control because I have none over this situation.I have become more peaceful and joyful. Even through the struggles. This is a journey and I am excited to be on it with amazing husband, kids, family and friends.

Thanks for all the support! Please leave comments. I love hearing from each of you. Oh, I am attending a multiples support group tomorrow. I am very excited! I will let you know how it goes!