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Friday, January 29, 2010

Good Idea-Great Idea

I know that there are millions of shops on etsy, and for us to find or come accross the same shop is pretty rare. So I decided that I would feature the shops that I
I am going to feature the owner of the shop, the shop, and have some questions and answers with the owner;}
I hope that you all will  these shops as much as I do and go and visit and buy something{valentines day is right around the corner}!!!
This is going to be sooo fun!!!
Tune in on Monday for the first Featured shop!!!!
Here is a hint: Beautiful & Warm

*I have decided that I am going to keep them under wraps until the day of the Feature*
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Good Idea, Bad Idea...

I  etsy, everybody etsy, so what if I picked some random and some faves mine and yours to showcase once a week on here? Does that sound fun? It does to me, but I don't want to do it if nobody is going to read it, so let me know yeah or neah!!!
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Grosgrain Fabulous...

Grosgrain Fabulous has done it again! This time she is sharing  Sew Much Ado and her dolls and or the PDF with us!! Go check out Sew Much Ado and then go to Grosgrain;}
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Grosgrain Fabulous/Covet...

Grosgrain Fabulous/Covet Jewels  There is a giveaway going on!!! Go Check It Out!!!
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The Great American Giveaway...



In honor of their 50th Anniversary Mckee Foods' Little Debbie Brand, they are doing   The Great American Giveaway

You could win one of 50 getaway packages!
Each package includes:
- 2 coach round trips to any AirTran Airways destination in the continental United States
- 2 nights at a Holiday Inn Hotel
- a 2-day weekend car rental with Avis
                                          - a $200 cash card
For your chance to win you have to enter so go to  The Great American Giveaway! Good Luck!!


* I was not compensated in any way for this post, I just want to share the love with my readers!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

In Memory...

Two years ago today, I lost a part of my heart, and a really great friend. My Gram.
She was someone who always had a kind word for anyone and everyone, she was very soft spoken(really soft spoken)
She was talented, she loved the computer, and her"pages" that were updates, pictures, postcards, and other thoughts on her hometown of North Adams Massachussets.
She wrote a book "Growing Up On Jacobs Ladder," she loved her home town, and people from her home town loved her.
Gram was what I would call a free spirit, she always wanted you to follow your heart and dreams and not worry about the other stuff.
Me, my sister, and Gram were sitting in the car waiting for mom to come out of the store, and Gram said shit, me and my sister were teasing her saying oooo you said a swear word, that's when she told us that it was ok to say shit, it was just another name for poop. When my mom got into the car my sister and I were saying shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, my mom freaked out, she was yelling at us and when we told her that Gram said that it was ok, the look on Gram's face was priceless, it was a look of innocence and I am thier Gram so it's ok. But when my dad heard us say it, it wasn't ok;}
My sister and I went out to stay with Gram over Thanksgiving. While we were waiting for one of our uncles to come, we were hungry so we were in the kitchen picking and that's when Gram yelled "Gram's not going to feel bad if Gram burns somebody!" That was the first and last time I ever heard her yell or should I say raise her voice, because she really was so soft spoken that it was more of like talking instead of yelling and of course my sissy and I found it so funny.
Gram liked to talk on the phone, she would call often and by often I mean she would call and hangup and then call right back. It was a little irritating but than I realized that Gram was just lonely and she also liked to talk A LOT;} When she would hang up she would always say "Your a smart and beautiful girl," or if she was talking to my son she would say "Your a smart and handsome boy"
That brings me to when her first great-grandson was born, my Gram flew in from Puyallup to be there with me and my son. She was in love from the first moment she laid her eyes on him, when I asked her if she wanted to hold him she got pale in the face and was really scared, so when she sat down I put him in her lap, so she didn't have a choice.
My son absolutely adored Great Grandma Shirley and she absolutely adored him!
Gram also enjoyed photography and of course her video camera, she was always behind the camera so the pictures that I do have of her are all the more special, you could always count on a birthday card with the kindest words inside signed, Love Gram B.
So it is today that I say with a heavy heart;
 You passed so suddenly we didn't get a chance to say goodbye, but I aspire to be like you, you are the worlds best Gram, Great Grandma Shirely, and friend that any of us could ever have! We love you and miss you very much!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Follow!!

If you missed the last Friday Follow oh too bad sooo sad, but today your in luck because it is Friday, and that means that it's FRIDAY FOLLOW time!!!



Friday Follow is hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades.

They invite you to join all of us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.




Here's how YOU can join the celebration:


--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky at One 2 TryHearts Make Families or Midday Escapades. You only need to add your blog name and URL on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.



--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots. We will follow you back.



--Follow as many blogs as you'd like.



--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.



--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.



The Blog Hop is the same at each of our three hosts blogs so you do not have to add your blog at each site. Just one - but you can follow each blog. Follow a few or follow them all.



Please be patient with following or getting followers. With the tremendous response there are a lot to visit. The Mcklinky will stay here so you can visit blogs at your own pace. The Followers widget is busy and may experience some technical difficulties;{
 
 
 



Please follow the arrow and grab my button;}


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Love Baby J...

Love Baby J is having their biggest giveaway ever!

They are giving away their Feather Angel Couture Maribou/Chandelle Feather Apron from their new collection!!!
Hurry over to enter because the giveaway ends on 2/10!
Good luck!
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Monday, January 18, 2010

SUGAR POP RIBBONS....

Ok I have some exciting news to tell everyone..........



First off, let me tell you all about this great website SUGAR POP RIBBONS. It is a blog ran by a mother and wife, who does reviews and giveaways- AWESOME reviews and giveaways, she has stuff for baby, home, and mommy too!
Here are a couple of examples of giveaways she has going right now:
Mystic Pieces  An awesome necklace for mom!  (1/20)
Truly Sanctuary Item of choice (1/19)
I.D.Me Labels For mom and child (1/22)

There are many more going on right now, a total of 20!! So go over and check out her blog SUGAR POP RIBBONS!
She is really nice, very efficient so much so that she keeps in touch to make sure that your experience with the company/product is absolutely fabulous!


Ok guess what Ma21cuteboy won at SUGAR POP RIBBONS?
A $100 Gift Card to Stella & Dot!!! Winning was the easy part, choosing what to get is the hard part! lol
Well I gotta head over to SUGAR POP RIBBONS to enter a couple giveaways- SEE YA THERE!!!

*I was in no way compensated for this post, I won a giveaway from this blogger and wanted share the love with my readers. The are my opinions and mine alone.
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Take A Spin For A Chance To WIN!!

Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner have teamed up to SaveThe Children.




Their new Spin & Win game gives you the opportunity to win gift cards for spending quality time with your tykes - whether it's curling up with some new books, starting a craft project or taking in a family flick. They're giving away a prize every day. Plus, you could also win a brand new Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer, with time-saving features that give you more time for the important things in life.




Best of all, every time you play, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children, as part of their $250,000 commitment to support Save the Children's CHANGE program, dedicated to providing nutritious snacks and promoting healthier lifestyles for children living in poverty in the United States
 
Well that sounds like a win-win situation doesn't it? What are you waiting for? Go on Take the Spin and Make Time for Change. I just played!

*I was in no way compensated for this post. This is my opinion and mine alone. I am trying to win products from Frigidare. I also wanted to help in my own way to Save the Children.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Come One, Come All..

So we all know that Valentines Day is right around the corner right? Well I would love to do some reviews and giveaways for Valentines Day, so this is going out to all of you who have craft shops, etsy shops, stores, or just make things that you would like to start selling, etc.

I would love to feature things for men, women, children, and animals of different kinds so if you feel like this is your shop, item or company please come forth and lets get your product, shop or company out there for other bloggers to purchase before Valentines Day has come and gone.
If this sounds like you, your shop, item, or company and you would like to be featured on Ma21cuteboy email me. If you would like to sponsor a review and giveaway that is not Valentines Day related that is just great too! If you would like to know if your product can be featured- YES or if you have questions email me, I have all of the answers to your questions;}

Kindly,
Chacoy

* I follow all of the rules and regulations set by the FTC. The opinions expressed are my own.
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Win a Blog Design....

For the New Year Gisele Jaquenod & Birdie are giving away..........





What you can win:

•A custom blog theme/template for selfhosted Wordpress or Blogger (no Wordpress.com, sorry, it’s not possible).

•With up to 15 credits in istockphoto images for the design (if you want more images, you’ll have to purchase them).

•And up to 3 revisions of the blog sketch!

•You will also get a 125 x 125 px banner for it!

Important Guidelines

•The design will include fonts that are free for commercial use (but you can choose to buy yourself a professional one, there’s some really cheap ones).

•The theme/template will include a credit link in the footer.

•The prize does not include plugin customization, or anything like that outside the theme itself. Uploading content to the blog is your responsability.

•If you have images you want included in the design, you must own them, or have a license for them. Using images right out of Google or other places won’t be possible.



How to enter:

(you have to complete all of the following -except the 4 that is optional-)


1.Subscribe to the Blog via RSS or email!

2.Post about this contest on your blog using the banner below, and LINKING to this post with the guidelines.

3.Come back here and leave me comment with a link to your post, and tell me what is/was your New Year’s resolution for 2010!!

4.If you use Twitter, retweet about this Contest in Twitter to get twice the chances (and remember to leave me your twitter username in the comment)!!

5.Only 1 comment per person, so make sure you put all the info in your comment. I will delete the extra comments and asign you all numbers for the shuffle once it closes

Deadline to enter:

January 20th, 2010 (specially extended because of the holidays). At midnight of the 20th, at GMT+1 (norwegian midnight) I will close the comments on this post.



Contest Banner

Make sure you use it when you post about the contest! And good luck everyone!!


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Slice it or Dice it...

 Have you heard about the Slice? I just did, and I WANT ONE!!!


It is a 3-in-1 digital design cutter.

Here is a little video of what the Slice is and how it works.


Let me know what you think of the Slice, if you have one, let me know what you think in referance to price, accesabilty, and function, and if it is Slice or Dice?(worth the purchase or save your dough)
Here is a link of some other info on the Slice, be sure and check it out.



I was not given a Slice, or paid by Making Memories.
I just learned of the Slice and want to see other peoples ideas or know if anyone has one- for more information on the Slice.
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

I've got a button, I've got a button YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!

I am soooooo excited!!! If you have or haven't been here in a while you might have noticed that I didn't have a button, and now I do!! Thanks to my friend Lindsay at Shrimp Salad Circus
And if you would like a pretty awesome button like mine talk to Lindsay!

                                              Don't forget to Grab my button;}


Thank you so much Lindsay!!!!
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Your thoughts..Turned into reality....

I have been wanting a leather bound journal for sometime now, yeah it is a little wierd, but look how beautiful they are. I wish that I could afford to buy one of each;} I would write down my thoughts, draw pictures in it, and put magazine clippings of things that I adore in it. Can you imagine your thoughts in these pretties that were someone elses thoughts, wishes or dreams?
*I found all of these on etsy, I just thought they were each unique and beautiful and had to share them with you!* There is a link to each journal, which in turn you can see what else is in their shops. Have fun looking and if you purchase one, please leave me a comment letting me know which one;}



I found this one on etsy it is made by LEATHERCRAFTSMAN and is $60.00 *Up date FOLLOWERS-If you visit and decide to purchase (which you will) anything  from LEATHERCRAFTSMAN AND SAY THAT YOU SAW IT ON MA21CUTEBOY, YOU GET 15% OFF FOR THIS MONTH AND NEXT!!!!
THANK YOU TO DAN;}


I like the classic look of this one, like I got it from my Gram!


This one is from GILDBookbinders is is called Red Dragonfly Journal and is $46.00


Isn't it beautiful? I love the color is not your typical brown or black.


This one is by MJA Designs


I like it because of the hardware! It is $36.00

This one is from Oh Smile


It is for children but it could be for the child at heart! It is on sale for $3.00

This one is from Crescentshire


I love that it doesn't look like the typical journal,it looks like a pocket book.
This is $25.00

This one is from Devi Journal


I like the contrast stitching on this one. It is $29.90

This Journal is from talogwitch's/Welsh Witch


I love that the color and the cross makes this whimsical. $36.00

Here is a pocket Journal from mjaene


I love the pocket size! $10.00

This one is from Cobenick Studios


I love that it has leather and fabric. $35.00

This suede on is from Traumerei


I love that this one is suede with a zepplin and smoking vocano. $18.00

This one is from Madamedgars

I like this one because as mothers- we need sleep;} $10.00

This lovely is from dare alla luce


I love that the pages are recycled. $75.00

This colorful notebook comes from notebook zone


I like this one because it is so colorful. $22.00

This beauty comes from Red Pumpkin Studio


I like that this one has the alphabet on it. $40.00

Krisha Cat is where I found this blue beauty.

I like that it has a cameo on the front of it. $25.00

This one is from FAWNs


I love how modern this is. $54.00
This one is from Lady Artisan


I love that this one can be personalized. $75.69

This one is from Three Stories


This one is simple yet classic. $45.00

This one is from Petite Bookstore

This is a magazine that will help you to find your style of journaling with helpful hints and tricks. $19.87
So there you have pictures of my obsession right now, if you would like a journal, check out their shops, they have many to choose from and ranging in price.
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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Grosgrain Fabulous does it again...

Well here we go again at Grosgrain Fabulous you can win a $50 gift card to MAGPIE Lovely! I L-O-V-E her stuff, it is so classic yet unique and the art is absolutely amazing, but that is not all she has, so go on over and check out MAGPIE Lovely, you won't regret it;}
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Friday, January 08, 2010

Wanted: Computer Genius...

ok so i am so rediculously annoyed!!! i don't have flash player, for some reason it wasn't on my computer, and won't download. Needless to say, i  tried to download it, and it asked me to activate/change settings for activex which i did. now when i want to follow someone's blog, i can't, if i want to open something, i can't. i did set the settings back to default, so i am sure that someone can understand my frustration, but i need some help, if someone knows how to fix both my problem with flash, and with using my mouse to follow, or open a browser, please HELP me! if you have any advice, or know anything about computers, please, please, please leave me a comment. i use my computer for school and blogging, but schoool is going to have to be the number one reason for me to fix this.
also, when i get on my blog, or any blog for that matter it keeps telling me in the left hand corner, with a caution sign and exclamation mark that there are errors(it won't let me copy the error code)? I don't get it and am ready to throw this damn thing out the window! school, school, school is all that i keep thinking~ i got on my blog and now my followers are missing?

Thank you in advance for any and all help that you can offer!!!
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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Winner....



My lovely assistant has picked one lucky winner out of the Ma21cuteboy sweepstakes hat and the winner of the Progresso Soup prize pack is.................................................................................................................

                                                      barbara.montyj
(I have sent the winner an email, and if I don't get a response, I will then choose a new winner.)
Congratulations, and I hope that you enjoy your Progresso Soup, Soup Spoons, and Soup Bowls!!!!

Thank you to Progresso and My Blog Spark; to all of you who entered. Didn't win? Don't be sad, there will be more giveaways to come!!!!!
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Busy Bee...

Chucky and I started school this week, so I have been a bit absent from my blog;{ After this week, I'll be back in action.

I went to a few of the classes that I registered for and then went to pay my tuition and get my books, to find out that I am not in 3 classes that I registered for! I don't know what happened, and neither do they? But I got it all figured out now and am going crazy trying to get our routine back on.

I have one thing that I need to say about Chucky, AWESOME!!!!! He has been getting up in the morning, getting in the shower and coming down for breakfast without whining and complaining! Yep it seems as though my 10 year old son is growning up;{ I just hope that this continues until summer break!*fingers crossed* Because I don't want to jinx anything;} I guess I am going to have to take him to the movie or out to dinner for being such a good boy!

So if I am missing in action, no need to call out the Utah National Guard anymore, it is school not Chucky's room!

I will be drawing the winner of the Progresso Soup Prize Pack tonight and will be contacting the winner via email and posting the winner tomorrow!
Have a good night everyone!
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Monday, January 04, 2010

HELP BRING A MOM HOME TO HER 2 BOYS!!!

HELP BRING A MOM HOME TO HER 2 BOYS!!! Click the link below to help spread the word;}

ksl.com - Friends of missing Utah mom launch Web media blitz


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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Thomas the Tank Engine....

I know that there has got to be a little boy or girl out there who absoulutely L-O-V-E-S Thomas. Because I know we used to love him around here. But Chucky and Chucky's room have out grown him.
If you live in Utah, and are interested or if you live outside of Utah and want to have it shipped, I will find out the shipping costs, but I will NOT ship it, and I will NOT break up the set!!!

I have 4 Sale:
Train Table
80+ Thomas Trains
80+ Wooden Track
Thomas storage case
Thomas play mat
Thomas Engineer Hat






If you would like to see more photos, want to know what trains are included, or have any questions please feel free to email me;}
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If I Don't Resurface....

If I don't resurface in a couple of days CALL THE NATIONAL GUARD!!!!
Chucky had a pretty good Christmas- don't ask me how, Santa knows he was naughty!
Anyway I decided that it was time to go through his room and clear out the old, well I didn't realize  how old some of this stuff was that was in there. His room looks like a dump SERIOUSLY a toy dump. So I am starting to clean it out.
BTW if anybody who lives in Utah would like to buy a Train Table with 80+ Thomas Trains, 80+ Wooden tracks with wooden people, buildings, cars etc. A Thomas carrying case, Thoma play mat, and Thomas Engineer hat, please email me- he doesn't play with it anymore and it is taking up so much space in his room!
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Friday, January 01, 2010

Out of the closet....

So over at Fairy Blog Mother she has a "little" thing called Bitch & Moan well I L-O-V-E to participate, it gets a lot off of my chest;}
If you want to participate- and you know you do, just go there and DO IT!!!



The whole Tiger Wood's thing irritates me to no end, ok he screwed a bunch of nasty women.
Most of these women like the one on t.v. in the interview said that she never asked him for help; I could have swore I heard her say that she asked him for money for her rent and he told her no? HMMMM
The one on the Today Show said that she felt bad for his wife Elin, well not when she was in bed with him in fancy shmancy hotels!
He isn't even that hot- money does NOT make them good looking and obviously it wasn't his personality;} LMAO

Hi my name is Chacoy, and I depend on my Prozac.
I was living my life with my new preemie when all of the sudden BAM! It hit me, I cried over everything, laughed when I wasn't happy and wanted to punch the shit out of everyone when they were just trying to be nice to me.
I just thought that it was my hormones until I went to the doctor for my check up and he told me that it was normal for women to go through all of this.
Well I didn't believe him, I felt so damn alone!
Until he gave me this sweet, sensitive, understanding, comforting and oh so needed little pill. I wasn't back to my old self per say, I was a new person- a more patient {if that exisists} mom, more in control of my feelings, and didn't want to punch everyone, just a select few;}
When I haven't taken my hero, Chucky will say to me, "Did you take your crazy pill?" Which I really don't mind when he calls it that because that is how he sees me when I don't take it.
I find it funny that people are ashamed, secretive, and don't want people to know that they are on an antidepressant. WHAT? WHY? Maybe someone might be going through some of the same things that you are and need to know that something is helping someone else so they can open up to their doctor and get their "hero".
My mom told me that they didn't have an antidepressant or help when she had us 4 and god how I wish they did, my mom was like Jekel and Hyde. SERIOUSLY!
So thank you to the pharmaceutical company who invented it, my perscriber and to my pharmascist, because without you I might be on the front of our local newpaper "Mom Kills Kid, Kills Self"
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Pom Love

Over at Aubut Family Win a 22 Gift card to Pom Love!
These are too cute;}
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Cute...

Over at Aubut Family you can win a $40 gift card to Mad Grrl!
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