Saturday, June 30

Precious Baby Girl


by Patricia Capansky

PRECIOUS BABY GIRL

    After many hours of waiting,
for this Husband and his Wife,
a baby girl named Zion,
was born into their life.

This precious baby girl,
a blessing from above,
for Courtney, and Jerry Earl
to have and hold and love.

And as they hold their Precious Girl
we surely can’t deny,
their love for her grows stronger
with each day that goes by.

But that’s what God intended,
he knew their hearts would shine,
so he sent this Little Angel
her love is so divine.

As weeks and months just fly,
sweet childhood won’t last,
each new day they smile and say,
“You’re growing up too fast.”

But the love keeps growing with her,
since she came into this world
to a couple that is truly blessed
with a Precious Baby Girl.

by Patricia Capansky

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Isn't this poem beautiful!?

Martin Dejnicki, 
inspired to write poetry to his wife for their 10th anniversary, 
discovered his desire to bring joy to the lives of others through words,
and he is doing just that with his site, Anita Poems.

I was honored that he reached out to me 
to write a custom poem about our family.  

One of Anita Poems contributors, 
Patricia, wrote this beautiful poem for us.

 Thank you Martin & Patricia!



Friday, June 29

Chocolate Goodness Giveaway


Introducing Nestle Crunch Girl Scouts Candybars


Every year when Girl Scouts across America launch their fundraising with their deliciously satisfying boxes of cookies - I get excited.  I love their little colorful boxes of decadent cookie-goodness!  When I recently was invited to an event at Dylan's Candy Store - for the launch of the limited edition Nestle Crunch Girls Scouts Candy-bars - I was like - "WHOA! GIRL SCOUTS CANDY-BARS?" 
While I couldn't attend the event itself, I knew I had to get my hands on these limited edition treats!  Friends, let me just tell you, these little bars are MAGIC in your mouth.  They come in three different flavors - Thin Mint, Peanut Butter Creme, and my ultimate favorite - Caramel & Coconut (Samoas Anyone?!!!)

I got to thinking - why hasn't this been done before!?  And then I thought, Nestle Crunch + Girl Scouts = Genius idea.  Just in case your not sitting there on this Friday, salivating for a bite of one of these, let me just give you a closer look into each flavor:
The idea of working with the Girl Scouts brand and a licensing agreement just clicked on so many levels.  Crunch is a brand that has such a strong all-American heritage, from our red, white, and blue wrapper to the fact that it has been a sweet part of American households since the 1930s.  Of course, Girl Scouts is the quintessential all-American organization with an incredible mission, and a sweet history of being the largest girl-led business in the country with its Girl Scout Cookie sales.~Nestle Crunch
After tasting, and enjoying these I can honestly say they are incredibly yummy - the hubs and daughter couldn't agree more!  We received a box of the fun size bars on a Friday and all but 3 were gone by Monday!  


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Disclosure: I was given a free box of Nestle Crunch Girl Scouts Candybars to enjoy - and I did.
My honest opinion is the only one you will find here.

Thursday, June 28

Parents+Bloggers+Giveaway

Hello Lovelies - I wanted to take a minute to share with you my home away from this home:

In the world of baby blogging you see many sites driven by "voting".  At Awesome Baby Blogs we decided we were tired of all the competition in the world of blogging and decided to make a directory and community which is simple and voting free.
And guess what else?! We're REAL bloggers too! This isn't some company trying to make a buck off your blogs, we're real bloggers who really care about the parenting blog community! 
If you are a parent + a blogger than this directory is for YOU!  
What are you waiting for - ADD YOUR BLOG!
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Meet the ABB Team:
Founding Editor - Kirby Desmarais 


Kirby is the author of Baby G! and KirbyAmour. A feisty little girl covered in many tattoos. Ex-groupie turned pro tea drinker. Music Industry Maven who started the company Everything Independent. She has a firery passion for everything baby blog related so she created Awesome Baby Blogs to feed the addiction


Editor-in-Chief - Courtney Baxtron
Courtney is a mysterious combination of dreamer and type-A personality.  She is the author of Baxtron{Life}, a lifestyle blog about her life as a wifey and mommy.  Originally from Seattle, she is currently adventuring in New York City, where she enjoys pretending to live in the suburbs, attempting to balance her passions with her responsibilities, all while hoping to keep her "crunchy-granola" roots intact.  

Contributing Editor - David Vienna
David is a screenwriter and failed rock ‘n’ roll front-man. He chronicles his experiences raising twin sons Wyatt and Boone at The Daddy Complex, a blog popular with both parents and porn seekers, though the latter group usually leaves disappointed. He started his professional career as a journalist, then spent a few years writing for reality television. That one really awesome episode of “House Hunters” — yeah, that was his. Currently, he serves as Editor-In-Chief for concordmusicgroup.com. He loves E.L.O., ’70s horror films, Philly cheese steaks and napping.


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We have a monthly newsletter - that offers insider information about special events and promotions, and also features new members and featured bloggers.  When you add your blog you join our family!


And we just launched a new feature - Blogger-in-your-Inbox - which is a great way to discover new blogs as well as have your blog discovered!  Check it out and make sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one in July!! 

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Tuesday, June 26

First Dance Songs


Wedding Slow Songs

Our First Dance
Bryan Adams & Barbara Streisand "I Finally Found Someone"



Jerry and I had a fantastic anniversary weekend!  
I can't wait to share the pictures here from the romantic surprise getaway he planned!
But first - this month - in honor of our anniversary, 
I asked my lovelies to share their "First Dance" songs.
I was actually really surprised by a couple answers!  
Check them out below!

Anywhere Is Nature Sounds



Spoonful of Sunshine I have and Always Will David Barnes



Texas Lovebirds






What was your first dance song?





Monday, June 25

Leather + Lace


Pinning!


"Pinning!" is a Weekly Pinterest Link-Up
(Share pins, meet others who love "Pinning", get inspired!)

First Time?  It's simple just follow these rules:
 Please follow your hosts: Courtney & Kimberly
& Our Lovely Guest Host: 
then
 Link up your Pinterest finds & account below
and
Make sure you link back to the party!



Each week a winner will be chosen to flaunt the title of "Pinning-est" for successfully wowing us with the best Pinterest find.  The winner will be featured/announced in the following week's post!

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Leather & Lace

via HMCreativeSupplies

via Lookbook.nu/Sharena C



via Workin Deva
via Stacy Gustin
via Lookbook.nu/Frida J.
via Unknown
via OneDirection Outfits

I think my favorite one is the gray leather Jacket with the lace skirt.  Gorg!



THANK YOU to all who linked up last week!


This week's "Pinning-est" is:
Stephany from Ol'Mother Hyder
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Feel free to grab the button, and flaunt it!

Are you "Pinning"?  
Come on, everyone is doing it.  
Join us MONDAYS for weekly sharing of Pinterest finds.  

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Sunday, June 24

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Thursday, June 21

The Way I Am


Creative Wedding Vows




To kick off our anniversary, thought I'd share one of the best parts of how we started out.

Wednesday, June 20

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