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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday Swag-urday: The End is Near

Actually, it's here.

This is the last weekend of #1's summer break.

Monday is D-day (and D in this case stands for Dammit-gotta-get-up-even-earlier-to-sneak-in-time-alone-with-my-coffee-and-my-blog).

So, to commemorate, or lament, the end of summer, here is a summery shot I took of #2 at Mimi's house this week.

And, I know it was only a coupla short months ago that I was all OMG-totally-freakin'-out-people-what-will-I-do-when-the-dudes-are-eagerly-trying-to-kill-each-other-for-the-summer.

And, you're probably wondering why I'm all sentimental and whiny about them heading back to the grind now.

So, I'll tell ya'. I'm huge into overreacting, dramatizing, and basically putting a lot on situations that involve me and my kids (but mostly me).

It's sorta my thing.

I like to work myself into a frenzy over small stuff, make it seem all daunting and insurmountable. Then, when I overcome it, I feel even more triumphant and those around me are more appreciative of my awesomeness.

Yes. It really does work.

So, here goes my next hurdle...

Getting ready for school!

Kidding, I'm totally done already.

Even got my dudes' stuff labeled.

The nice people over at Lovable Labels, sent us a lovely package of labels to try out.

They stick on shoes, clothing, binders, backpacks, lunch bags. Pretty much every piece of junk your kid hauls to school (and normally doesn't ever haul home) will probably make it back to you if you affix one of these personalized, custom made, bad boys to it. Check them out here: Lovable Labels

#2 doesn't start until...actually, can't really even recall when he starts (go me!), but just so he doesn't feel left out when the big day finally arrives, the happy people at Tattoos for Tots sent him some tattoos (#1 won't go near them with a 10 foot pole because they are "for babies"). He has affixed them to various parts of his body, and he even shared them with #3.

We call this look fish belly...

They have tons of different collections to chose from: animals, pirates, automobiles, fruits, insects, plus tons of other girly, cutsie stuff.

Best part. They have the word on the back, so they're kinda educational too!

So, if your little curmudgeons are bath boycotters like mine, they could potentially wear their educational tat for like two weeks straight.

Seriously, who can't learn how to spell sun in two weeks?!


And, a giveaway.

It's been a while, right.

Something from UPrinting perhaps?

How about 250 custom greeting cards (you know how I love stationary)?

There are tons of ways to use these. I like to make invitations to star studded events and fan cards for the dudes to hand out to adoring fans.

Basically, I use them as birthday invitations and Valentine's Day/Christmas cards.

They tend to be a hit with friends, family, and adoring fans alike:)!

Want to win your own set of custom postcards?

Two of you can. All you need to do is:

1. Leave a comment telling me how you would use your winnings.
2. Follow PBD (+1)
3. Follow the Tweets (+2)
4. Tell me I'm awesome (no extra entries for this one, but you know you want to do it!)

Contest ends Friday at midnight and winner will be announced on the next Saturday Swag-urday (8/29).


Dan River Mama said...

I would love to win! I would probably use them to leave mommy notes in lunch boxes and honey-do lists for my husband.

Stopping by from SITS.

lov said...

oh my....
how did i now know about these sites?!?!

those labels are amazing!!

(and my friend's son's name is alex ryan smith...maybe you got her son's stickers!) ...kidding...
i know your son's stickers say dude and #1

and being that i love love love anything personalized to write on, i would use the winnings for everything! i'm totally obsessed with paper products! :)

supah ~d said...

oh sweet diggity..

maybe i'll friggin win for once.

Ok. I would use the custom cards for valentines.. just like you.. but i'd have to start now in order to complete the project...

I also love the idea from dan river mama.. hello lunch box love!

you . is. awe .some.

We've gone over this be'fo'.

angie said...

You know I follow you. Here, there and everywhere.

I'd use those custom post cards as my own personal everyday send notes about anything I feel like.

Tell those label people that I'm a mom to FIVE and need to try out their label system too. Please, pretty please? :)

DustieBottoms said...

What a great laugh. Yes, you're awesome, yada yada, your kids are fantastcally cute and I enjoy your sarcastic wit. Happy SITS Saturday!

Clueless_Mama said...

I would use them to keep up with family that is scattered all over. This would be so great!!

Clueless_Mama said...

I follow your blog :)

Clueless_Mama said...

I follow you on Twitter :) clueless_mama

Clueless_Mama said...

I follow you on twitter #2 clueless_mama and you are sooo awesome and you know it baby:)

Laura said...

Thanks for your post on Lovable Labels! Glad you are enjoying the labels. Our website is

Anonymous said...

Love Love Lovable Labels! Can't do without them especially at back to school time. Great post on some great products!

Anonymous said...

The Press N' Stick Clothing DOTS from Lovable Labels are the best on the market - my friend swears by them! I will get mine today!

The Mrs. said...

oooooooooh giveaway!

What wouldn't I use notes for?! To send to flyboy when he's away or to family to show off the little ones... endless possibilities.

And I'm following you now!

ps. are you sure there are no extras for telling you your wonderful? Cause I have no problem sucking up : )

Jennifer said...

I love the pictures you have on those for valentine's day. Very cute. I'm already a follower.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. I'll miss summer too, but more for my love of swimming and watermelon is the only fruit/vegetable I can get these boys to eat for all meals. I'm totally like those tatoos; I'm going to have to order some.

Mrs4444 said...

I would put these cards in my "prize cupboard" at school--the kids would love them!

Mrs4444 said...

Thought I was already following you, but apparently, I wasn't! Good thing you brought it up!

Mrs4444 said...

Hey! You're on Twitter? Awesome. Following you now! :)

And yes, you are AWESOME!!

Xazmin said...

Count me in! I would use them to send special "thinking of you" notes to my friends and family!

Xazmin said...

I follow...and you're awesome!

Carrie said...

I'm also a stationary lover, so the cards are right up my ally. I'd use them for Christmas Cards from our family! They are absolutely adorable.

{p.s.- I'm also hosting a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to check it out:}

Thanks for the chance to win, and happy SITS Sunday!

Debbie in Nashville said...

I would use them to help get the word out about my Etsy shop Shana's Shop

Great Giveaway!

Debbie in Nashville said...

I follow you!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Following on Twitter too (ShanasShop)

Debbie in Nashville said...

Yes you are awesome! I love your writing and always enjoy reading your posts and your point of view even if I don't always comment!

DiPaola Momma said...

How I'd use my winnings... up to put a MDMB sticker on every car in every parking lot in the greater Baltimore/DC area... does that disqualify me? he he he

Muthering Heights said...

Good luck with the upcoming school year!

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