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Win Flowers from #Flowerspot.com April 25, 2010

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You know Spring has sprung when you see flowers peeking out from their long hibernation. When you see these flowers you know it must be close to Mother’s Day and what mom, wife, sister, grandmother, or friend doesn’t love to get flowers delivered to their home! I was asked to choose an arrangement from Flowerspot.com, review them, and give you the opportunity to receive your own flowers.


I am a flower girl, my grandmother was an amazing gardener and grew every kind of flower and vegetable there was. I know my flowers. I put Flowerspot.com up to the ultimate challenge. After checking the websites vast variety of flowers, I decided to go with the Tulip Time Spring Assortment. Tulips are one of the most difficult flower to ship and they usually bloom within a day, and are gone as fast as they came.


The Arrival- The flowers come (I jump up and down because I love getting packages in the mail) They’re packed with wet paper towels in plastic so the flowers didn’t lose any water, beautiful green organza wrapped the tulips themselves, and the vase was even wrapped in pretty paper, looking like a separate gift. Easy instructions let me get them in my vase in two minutes.



These are truly the most beautiful tulips I’ve received! Now to the best part…. I get to giveaway a $50 gift certificate to one of my readers. Each entry needs a separate comment


To Enter:
1. Go to Flowerspot.com and come back here and tell me what flower arrangement you love.
2. Follow Flowerspot on Facebook and tell them RachelFerrucci sent you (come here and tell me you did this)
3. Follow Flowerspot on Twitter (let me know here your following)
4. Tweet this giveaway ( Win $50 gift certificate from #Flowerspot http://wp.me/prRDI-bY
5. Add this to your favorite sweeps linky – leave link here
6. Subscribe to this blog
7. Follow me on Twitter


Contest Ends 4/30/10. Winner will be posted here and contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hrs to claim prize. The brand will be responsible for mailing out prizes and I am not held responsible for lost or stolen pkgs.


WAIT! Double your chances!! You can visit my friend Connie’s Blog and enter her $50 Flower giveaway too!

And the WINNER is- (per Random.org) 34 Barbara Wright!!!! Congrats and I will be contacting you via email, hope you enjoy your flowers as much as I have!!!

 

Lisa Davenport’s Speech Gets Rained On April 18, 2010

I’ve never been much into politics in my 40 plus years. I didn’t know nor care to get involved. It seemed everyone said the same thing, “I Know What’s Best for You”! Since I’ve been blogging, I find it interesting to attend events and hear what candidates have to say, mostly because I want to let my readers have an opportunity to meet them and be able to make a choice for themselves.





If you live in Branford, North Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killlingworth, or  Madison, CT, Lisa Davenport may be of interest to you. She’s running for 12th District State Senate. I went to a couple of the sites on her campaign trail to check it out. I was invited by my cousin, who is her campaign manager.


Let me throw in my full disclosure here- Yes she’s my cousin and I love her dearly, however, she did NOT ask me to write, blog, promote, or video. I’m a blogger and that’s what I do. So anything you read here is my own thoughts, opinions, or ideas. Oh, and Lisa Davenport is not running in my city, so I couldn’t vote for her anyway. I suggest you get to know her and make you’re own choice.


Now back to Lisa Davenport, a wife, a mom, and a small business owner who decided to step up and run for an office. I’m a pretty good judge of character and I really liked her in the brief moments we talked. Her smile lit up the crowd, the rain didn’t bring her spirit down, and she had a great sense of humor. She greeted everyone who came as if she hadn’t seen them in years as she introduced herself. The energy she draws from the crowd no matter what the size is in abundance. Her husband Joe stood by her side and you can tell he was very proud of his wife. I’m hoping to get to know her a little better and talk about the issues that face our cities, state, and country. Of course I’ll keep you posted!

If you would like to connect with Lisa and get to know her, ask her a question, or support her, go to:
http://facebook.com/lisadavenport2010


http://lisadavenport2010.com


Hear what Lisa had to say at her announcement





 

Wordless Wednesday – My Niece April 14, 2010

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It’s the little things in life that children appreciate!

For more Wordless Wednesday, head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom

and the Wordless Wednesday headquarters.

 

Children on a Hunt in MY YARD April 13, 2010

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My husband started a tradition of having an annual Easter Egg Hunt at our house. Since we don’t have little kids, it’s our way to still see the joy of children’s faces hunting for eggs, candy, and prizes along the way! We invite family, neighbors, friends, friends of friends, and anyone else who wants to join.





Hubby prepares the front yard, making sure everything is perfect. He then scatters the candy, bubbles, gum, plastic eggs filled with more candy and pennies, and this year we added Hershey’s pre-packed eggs. We have little stuffed animals or toys for the babies (cause they need something too).

He lines them up- Get Ready, Get Set, GO!!!!!



Off they go, running, grabbing, and scooping up their goodies. The little ones are best to watch because they’re very particular of what goes into their basket. One little girl did NOT want the plastic eggs but was going for the candy only. When mom helped her, she simply took the eggs out of her basket and threw them back on the ground. Another little boy woo hoo’d for every piece of candy he picked up and another needed to show mom each piece she found.





We were asked Why we do this. When you have this cute little person saying thank you, your welcome, thank you- 100 times because she was so excited….That’s Why!


Hope you enjoy the pictures of our visitors for the day!







 

Disney Came to My House April 12, 2010




My kids are grown but that doesn’t stop me from having kid parties! I’m lucky to have friends and family with children of all ages. I was asked if I’d like to throw a Disney Celebration Party….ok I’m the Biggest Disney fan EVAH!! I’m the adult that skips down Main St and runs to Mickey and other characters to hug them and get their autographs. I still watch all the Disney movies, I AM a Princess and I’m married to my Prince Charming. A total kid at heart! I think if you don’t have fun at Disney you need to go move to the highest mountain and just be by yourself! With all that said, of course I want to have a Disney Party!


Nobody was surprised when I called them to invite them to my party. We had a total of nine kids ranging from 1 yr- 10 yr. I had the table set with all the goodies from my Big Red Box. One child asked who’s birthday it was…haha. No birthday, just a way to celebrate the gorgeous weather….. The kids kinda looked at me as if I had three eyes…no birthday yet we’re having a party?…whatever, bring on the FUN!  They just don’t get it, but they will! We had Mickey
/Minnie Mouse ears, coloring books, bingo, magnetic characters, match games, trivia, and much more. OH and of course we had balloons…Mickey balloons, which let me just say it’s very hard to get the ears blown up right. Wondering how they do it at Disney. I thought it appropriate to have on the Disney channel. There was enough attention spans to watch a whole movie. The kids got so excited with all the party stuff- everything was flying…EVERYWHERE.





Balloons were being tossed, passed, sat on, popped, and even the dog was made to join the party. They ran from room to room color, dance, watch the TV(for 10 seconds), to stopping to have a brief conversation with another child to let them know why their favorite character was the best!






My fave….. Captain Hook… I know he’s a bad guy. I met him when I was nine at Walt DisneyLand. He was coming down Main Street in the parade and he grabbed me off the curb and danced with me, twirled me, and took me with him down the street (my mom followed on the side) I was a part of the parade- it was the Coolest thing in the world. Captain Hook and I stole the show…well that’s at least what my mom said.





Disney loves to give back to the community and now has a program where you can volunteer and receive a free ticket for the park. How awesome is that? You can go to www.DisneyParks.com for more information about the project. My nephew who is 11 years old just volunteered by making a blanket and donating it. He now has one FREE ticket to Disney. What a great lesson to teach our children!


You can have your own in-home celebration and enjoy these themed activities and recipes for your celebrations year round by going to http://momselect.com/mickeymomsclub/


Have you been to Disney or do you plan on going there on a vacation? Tell us your thoughts below in the comments, we want to hear what you’ll be celebrating!


 

Bringing Shells Home from the Beach April 7, 2010

Summer for us meant spending days at the beach. We packed up our chairs, lunch, towels, sunblock, pails, shovels, and all the other beach toys that we could carry. Building sand castles, looking for hermit crabs, and collecting all the beautiful shells made the day fly by. When it was time to go home, I ‘d have to talk the kids into letting the crabs go (you know they wanted to bring them home with us). They would place their shells that they worked so hard to find, into their pails and off we’d go.


I kept the shells each year, until I had pails and bags full. There was no way I was throwing away these little artifacts that were reminders of the days at the beach, vacations, and short walks I would take with my children. When we bought our house I found the Perfect place for them. I planted a small decorative tree, placed blocks around it, and made it “My Shell Museum“. We would also collect sand from the beaches we went to on vacation, this was also put in my museum.











To this day if we go to the beach, a shell is found, brought home, and placed in our museum. It will be a place my grandchildren can add their treasured finds and it will be there forever!


Tell me in the comments how you keep your little treasures.

 

Mom It Forward Marching for Babies April 2, 2010




Mom It Forward Northeast Chapter will be Marching for Babies on April 25, 2010 at Lighthouse Point in New Haven, CT. This is a great opportunity for moms, dads, and families to unite for a great cause. We’ve been stuck in the house all winter, time to breathe in some fresh air. Grab your sneakers and walk with us at the historic Lighthouse Point.


Why should you walk?


When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money we raise supports programs in our community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. March of Dimes has been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion to benefit all babies.


Join our team here -Team Mom It Forward


If you can’t walk with us, you can still help by making a donation. We’ve made it easy- simply click our donation link on our home page or go here


Please help us spread the word and help the Northeast Chapter of  Mom It Forward to reach it’s goal of $1500.


Questions? Please contact me by email  Touchd (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

or Twitter @RachelFerrucci


Hope to see you there!!!!!!


<3Rachel

 

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