Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Peer Pressure


I thought this time, I will not enter the Bloggy Giveaway. I will just browse the blogs and enter a few (yeah, right!). But then I decided, "What fun is that?!?!" So I'm going to join in.

What exactly is a Bloggy Carnival?. It's when a bunch of bloggers get together and give away stuff. We share our links in one space, and then we spend a week visiting each others' sites and entering their contests. Sounds like fun, eh? (No, I'm not Canadian, but "eh" just seemed to work there!)

I am a full time work outside the home Mommy to 3 wonderful kids. They are gifts from God after years of infertility. I'm wife to John who stays home to take care of said kids. This arrangement may seem backwards to some, but it works for us. :) I'd love to get my blog going more consistently---and sometimes I do. :)

Oh...do you want to know what I'm giving away? A $10 Land's End gift card. It came in the mail yesterday---seems like perfect timing! If I get a lot of comments, I'll throw in some other cool stuff (TBA).

To enter, please post a comment about my blog. Contest is open to US residents only.

So head on over to the Bloggy Carnival!

120 comments:

Chantel said...

I love the cute "names" you use for your three! Adorable. :)

alaskawildrose AT gmail DOT com

EB said...

I like the background polka dots!

Thanks!
emmarleed[at]hotmail[dot]com

Ticopi said...

love the bob-the-builder party!

holdesweib at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

I love the "Peer Pressure" for your topic. The Bloggy Carnival got me last quarter and now it's got someone else. I love it. Ha ha haha ha! I almost chose the polka dots for my background - cute.

Check out my giveaways! I have three.

Tonya said...

I love the name Chewie crunchie and munchie, lol those are the most orignal I've heard! Thanks for the entry :)

Beth said...

Great giveaway idea, thanks for the chance to enter!

I like the name of your blog and love the concept behind it.

Hil'Lesha said...

Cute blog. So retro! :)

buzzd said...

I love the cute names you picked for the kids. I also like the pictures of the kids, they are adorable. Thanks for the contest!

the donovan family said...

I like your "favorite things" graphic! So cute, I might have to do that myself! Thanks for the giveaway :)

amandagdonovan at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I love that your husband stays home with the kids. I think this is my husband's dream -- but it's what I'm doing!

Jennifer said...

I heard Land's End is also having some back-to-school sales so this will go even further!

3cookieday said...

I love your kids' nicknames! Thanks! Julie

stampedwithgrace said...

your kids nicknames are so cute! and you're a child of the King!
me too :)
glad you joined Bloggy Giveaways!

Toddler Tailoring said...

Congratulations on your three children and I love your nicknames for them on your blog. I love Land's End and hope I win!
Thanks,
Davina
Please check out my giveaway at www.toddlertailoring.blogspot.com

Reiza said...

The Star Wars fan in me loves that you use Chewie as a name for one of your kids. :-)

Leigh said...

I also have three kids!

~Babychaser~ said...

That wordle (is that what it was called?) thing is pretty neat! I'll have to try it again sometime. :)

I'd love this gift card!!!

Thanks!

Mrs. Sara said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love that you've adopted kids... my husband and I are expecting our first baby, and when he comes, we're going to start the process of being certified to foster and adopt.

Thanks again!


saharagreen at gmail dot com

Jean said...

Im also a work out of the home mom with 3 boys. Nice to meet you and hope you keep up with the blogging.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Tiffany said...

i like your background.

mckenziesmother@hotmail.com

rissaroe said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Awesome Mom said...

I would love to win this! I heart Land's End.

Nise' said...

Way to go on the weight loss! Keep up the great work.

Carrie said...

I like that you are a mom by birth and by adoption. (We are currently pursuing an adoption ourselves!) That's awesome. I also really like the weight loss tracker. I haven't seen that before and thought it was neat.

Thanks for the giveaway!

readingtoknow (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

My husband always says he'd love to be a stay at home Dad! I think it's because we have two in our neighborhood and he just wants to fit in :)

Lori said...

I really like your favorite things...

Kim said...

Your weight loss ticker is an encouragement to me. Please enter me in this great giveaway! Thanks!

kagey10 said...

wow you have an interesting life. A great one, your happy. you work, you have kids, and you life with in laws (maybe that is why you work? hah! kidding! )

what works and makes you happy is what is best for the crunchy chewie and munchy!

Reeva said...

i love that you are very open and sincere in your blog posts :)

Great giveaway! :)

me and my sister said...

i'm dating a canadian, eh, i hear it all the time, eh, it's rubbing off, eh, help, eh

michelle said...

I just read your blog post called "How to" and Oh My Goodness!!! I can't imagine!!! I have heard of that happening to people, but never actually met somebody that did that. You must have just been beside yourself. I will try to refrain from purchasing the Wii tennis racket. Thanks so much for the heads up on that. I am so sorry about your TV. Yikes!

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

flchen1 said...

I have to agree--I love the nicknames you use for your kids, and I especially enjoyed your post about your husband's love! It's always humbling and wonderful to be reminded that we are truly loved in spite of ourselves sometimes ;)

Thanks for sharing so beautifully, and best wishes to you and your family!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Lady_MSnow said...

The names you use for your children are too cute. Much more inventive then what I use for my children.

Kristin said...

I like your kids' nicknames. :)

Hélène said...

I have friends who struggle with infertility, but don't like to talk about it. I like that you are so open about it.

Sandra said...

I loved the quote sent by your Auntie M. on suffering. Gives me something to think about.
owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

CrystalGB said...

I love the nicknames you use for your children.
Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Sierra said...

Have you ever seen "Where the Heart is" with Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd? I just ask because the nicknames you use for your kids on the site totally reminds me of the names the mom in movie gave to her kids: Brownie, Praline, etc. Too funny! Love your site! :)

Qtpies7 said...

Munchie, cruncy and chewy, thats cute! LOL
I am reverse of you, years of fertility and then fertility problems.

Mom 2 To Boys said...

Count me in!

Thanks!

Lisa said...

Its wonderful you have 3 blessings after years of trying that is awsome.
stormy5475@aol.com

Amy said...

Hey Julie! Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Take care!!

Amy L. from HP

majellamom said...

I love the nicknames for your kiddos...just makes you want to eat them up!

Great giveaway!

Wehaf said...

I love your wordle - those things fascinate me, and I wish more blogs had them up!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Thank you.

Tracye said...

I love Lands End... and your kids' names! Cute!

PS said...

I was just looking at the Women's Beach Living Sleeveless Kangaroo Pocket Hoodie Dress from LE. IT looks so comfy! I'd put that towards it!

Deb said...

I have a Land's End back to school wish list and a gift card would really help....thanks for the great giveaway.

taysmommy said...

the kiddos names cracked me up...definetly a mommy with lotsa humor!

ry13_2000@yahoo.com

ryann

Amydeanne said...

our kids came a long time after infertillity too!

thanks for visitng my blog! :)

Charity said...

Nothing wrong with stay at home dads.

Thanks

email in profile

Doreen said...

Oh cool!! This is my chance to shop at Land's End for my 1st time! purposedrivenlife4you(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

I've dropped by your blog on numerous other occasions and was first attacted to it because of the kids' names. What great names. Also, I am the mom of four after years of infertility so I feel we have been on similar paths. Thanks for the blog and the giveaway.

Tiff said...

Love your children's nicknames. They are so cute!

Suzie G. said...

I love the names you picked for your kids!

Katrina said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

Alaina said...

We have two beautiful boys and a 3rd on the way all through adoption after infertility.

alainamj (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Jawan said...

One can never have too many items from Land's End. Danke!

Tammy said...

Congratulations on the weight loss -- I know how challenging it is! You've done great so far, keep it up.

Thanks for the chance. (and cute kids too!)

Ginny said...

That is awesome hubby stays home, if I could make enough I'd love that arrangement.

laura said...

A) Your kids pseudo-names are sooo cute! B) congrats on your weight loss!! Keep up the great work.
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

pierce said...

I like that you're a mom of two ways. I think adoption is awesome!

My stuff blography said...

I have 3 little ones and my husband was home with them for 3 years while I worked outside the home. We've recently switched roles and I'm in and he's out.

FromThe Creek said...

The "Vacant Quiver" post is extremely touching...

We have had two children naturally...but now I am unable to have any more.

Not quite empty yet not quite full

I really enjoyed reading about your family.

D said...

I just love the fact I'm not the only 40 something with a 2 yr old!
to know someone else feels my pain! :0 :)
ddashby16@hotmail.com

momo3 said...

i heart your bob the builder party . . . my lil guy hearts bob too . . . sounded like a cute party! thanks for a fun giveaway!

kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

M's Mommy said...

I like that you are writing about being a mom both by birth and adoption. I wish more people did both!

Leesy said...

I have 6 kids, 5 of whom are heading back to school in a few weeks (baby is too little) so a gift certificate we could use towards school stuff like lunchbags or backpacks would be great. Thanks for having the contest.

CanCan said...

Your kids are cuties...I like the patriotic picture of them :). I love your "fun stuff" sidebar. You have a cute, sweet layout. I feel like our kids would get along, too.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Tara said...

Love Land's End!

Rachel C. said...

There is a pair of shoes that I've been wanting for Lands End for the longest time - I'd love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

myshadow28(at)aol(dot)com

Good N Crazy said...

I just commented on your previous post...NOW that was funny.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alyce said...

Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

Melissa~ said...

Hi Julie,

Isn't wordle the best?

Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for entering my giveaway. Glad I made you laugh! hee-hee


♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

cstironkat said...

You are raising faith based kids and I like that. God Bless you and have a wonderful week. Thank you for a great giveaway.

Sweetpeas said...

Great giveaway! Count me in!

claire said...

Wow, Land's End is really up and happening on lots of blogs! I really like their back-to-school outfits. Thanks for the giveaway. claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

Audrey said...

I love the polka dots. Thanks!

Michelle said...

I noticed on your profile you're in NM - so are we - by way of the air force :)

our2angels said...

Love the cute names for your kiddos!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Blessings
Sue
marklovessue@numail.org

Karen said...

I love the nicknames that you have given your kids! I am thinking about doing that as well.

kpuleski at gmail dot com

family said...

I love the title of your blog - Mom Two Ways. It's unique.

Kathy
bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

sassy2 said...

It's amazing all of the places you have pulled in readers from. Good job.

Jenni Saake said...

Yup, got sucked in, thanks to my dear friend, Julie D. LOL I've blistfully wasted much of the past 3 days here! (But Jeremiah and I have a tummy bug today, so we are spending most of the day in bed and I'm taking blogging breaks to celebrate my birthday.)

julie said...

anything with polka dots is a fave
3beez at bellsouth dot net

GrowingRopers said...

arent CT scans just great!?!? i got one after a ski accident. hope all works out well!

Carol said...

Love the nicknames. Thanks for a chance to win.

actsm@hotmail.com

Bender House said...

I loved reading about your potty training dilema. I too have had trouble and tried everything and just a few days ago my son started to come to me and let me know he has to go potty....I almost died as I couldn't believe he was actually telling me. Finally a breakthrough. Thanks for the chance to win!

Emily said...

I like the polka dots background because it's cute and still easy to read.

gotfire at yahoo dot com

Hairline Fracture said...

Your kids' pseudonyms are so cute. I call my two Miss Pink and Mr. Blue.

Playful Professional said...

I started off with this same template and loved it!!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I like the name of your blog, although I am slow and requires the little tagline to figure out what it meant. Happy carnival!

Julie said...

I'm a mom two ways myself. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jinxy and Me said...

The picture of your kids is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

cmartin0055 said...

Your kids are so cute! I love how much you talk about them.

lisalmg said...

Your children are adorable! Thanks for having this contest!

KJ said...

I read where you won a carseat on one of the big Giveaways. That's must have been neat! My biggest win was $1000 cash at a Greek Festival. Online, I entered about 800 on the last Bloggy Giveaway. I won 4 of those. Beautiful prizes but not in the major league category.

Thanks for this,
KJ

1993wel said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoyed visiting your blog and reading about you and your children.

jnmacdonald said...

Those are cute nicknames and kudos on the blog site.

Molly C. said...

That's great that your dh stays home with the kids. I'm going back to work tomorrow in fact, after staying home for the last couple of years. I'm a little sad, but excited too.

Yelowflower said...

what great names!!!
what a fun giveaway, thank you
http://yelowflowersgarden.blogspot.com/

frugallm said...

Your children are adorable!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Jenn said...

I like the dots template. It's bright and refreshing.

fivewinks said...

I love the title of your blog. We have children by birth but I have always been called to adopt.
fivewinks (at) cox (dot) net

tiffannhm said...

I love the nicknames of your children.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

tiffanyannrosson at yahoo dot com

Audra's Little Scraps said...

We tried for our little guy for 7 years and have considered adoption for #2 so your blog is a great find for me. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
audrajjensen(at)msn(dot)com

Uniquely Yours said...

Love your nicknames my daughter's is BOO BOO. I would love to win. Thanks! Make sure you stop by my site http://uniquelyyoursbyshay.blogspot.com for a chance to win a Princess Bracelet made by yours truely by 5 today.

Shay T.
shaythatcher(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Liz G. said...

I love that your husband stays home-- that's what we hope to do too!

Shannon said...

I like the names you have your kiddo's.
palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Doreen said...

Yahhh! Sounds awesome! Perfect for my birthday in a few days! :)

Doreen said...

I know from reading your bloggy that you're working hard to lose weight! That's awesome! purposedrivenlife4you(at)gmail(dot)com

Richelle said...

I like your kids nicknames. Too funny.

Vetstadium said...

The force is strong in your young padwons

Jessica said...

Good job on your weight loss! Hang in there! :-)

Nicole said...

I like the layout of your blog, especially the background!

shoreview3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Teri said...

I love your kids' nicknames...Chewie, being my personal favorite :)

Cassie said...

This is AMAZING! YOU'RE amazing!

I love how simple and inviting your blog is :)

irrelevantheart (at) gmail (dot) com !! Thank you!

Katie said...

I love the dots. For some reason dots these days are my favorite. thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

Denise said...

My twins nicknames are Moose and Snipe! They tell strangers those names! Thanks!

Crochetcillin Addict said...

I love your weight loss ticker. I weigh about 40 lbs more than when you started but this is great inspiration for me to see someone else around my weight being open and honest like that. Thanks and I think that might just be what motivates me to get off my butt!!

Melon said...

I like that your background is subtle and unobtrusive. Some backgrounds mess with your eyes when you are trying to read. Thanks for the chance to win.