Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ready For Summer Giveaway

Yes folks! It's that time again, time for a brand new giveaway, and this time it's going to be a sweet treat indeed! Entry is easy, just visit my Sweet Lollipop Shop Etsy shop via the link below and then come back here and post telling me which sweet treat you like the best.

To Enter: You must visit Sweet Lollipop Shop store and come back here to tell me your favorite item!

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Each of these can give you another entry! Please leave a separate comment for each one and what it is for!

Rules: In order to win, you must provide a valid email. I will be notifying the winner by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me with their name and address. If this information is not received within 48 hours new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is opened to everyone, everywhere.

The winner will recieve a fabulous mystery box of crystal barley hard candy lollipops and jewels candy valued at over $15!

Giveaway Ends: Sunday May 31st 2009 @ 12pm EST

Ready For Summer ?

The sun is shining, the leaves are back on the trees, could it be that Springtime has finally arrived? We've had some odd weather here recently, one day there's a frost warning "brrrrr" the next its 90 degrees and I'm stuck inside thankful for the air conditioning.

So much has happened recently, I can barely keep up! Work wise things are especially busy, lots and lots of lobsters this month for weddings. I'm grateful for the extra help from Caity Bear, she's one amazing kid and just created and presented a fabulous project for the Key Program at school named "All About Candy".

On the home front it's spring cleaning time once again, last weekend Ed and Caity tackled the mess of wood and junk cluttering the basement, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the garage will get a similar makeover this weekend. I'm being very careful to pace myself, I have been learning it is easier to break physical tasks up to make them more manageable and I'm hoping to get on top of things that way.

On the family front my oldest Lauren may be coming home to visit in a few weeks(oh gosh I hope so!), we're very much looking forward to seeing her, in the meantime Caity and I are crossing our fingers that our passports arrive so we can begin to plan a visit to see our family in the UK. Adam just had his 18th birthday and is growing up way too fast, hopefully we'll still get to see him in August when he goes on leave from the Air Force.

Now if only the spiders and bugs would go away, life could be perfect!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


After a great visit with my brother, he planted the notion of visiting New York City which wasn't feasible when he was here with such short notice but with last weeks Spring Break I just couldn't resist taking Caity on a whim as she's asked to do this so many times! I've been so busy with work, she totally deserved some special one on one time with her mummy and to get away for a few days with her was simply amazing - no work, no worries, just us enjoying each other and some fun together.

We purchased a New York pass which got us into a lot of attractions for one price, the advantage is you save a little money, the disadvantage is you're rushing around more to make sure you get as many places in before it runs out! As you can see, Caity enjoyed posing with the president and writing down some ideas for him to consider during his administration. (picture taken at Madame Tussauds)

Her favorite stop was the Statue of Liberty, she got the biggest thrill from being able to run across the grass to the base of the statue and touch it, unfortunately we couldn't go up in the statue as you needed to book that a week in advance but that didn't matter at all and the permanent smiles on her face were such a thrill for me.