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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday Swag-urday on Sunday

Because I'm lazy, or tired, or busy, or all of the above.

Putting together a massive photo contest like my Merry Effing Christmas one is hard work.

And, following hard work I want to do two things: 1) eat, which obviously explains so much and proves that I am, quite possibly, one of the hardest working people around, and 2) avoid additional hard work.

So, that's sorta what I did yesterday which explains why Saturday Swag-urday is showing up on Sunday.

Better late than never. That's what I always say (actually, that's a lie. I rarely say that because I hate it when people are late and often, after being forced to wait ridiculously long periods of time, wish they decided never to show up thereby letting me off the now-that-you're-apologizing-I-am-forced-to-say-it's-okay-even-though-I'm-certain-that-it-most-absolutely-is-not! hook*)

But, you'll forgive my tardiness when you see that I actually do have a little bit of swag lying around here to share with you lovely people today.

A while ago (actually, an embarrassingly long while ago) something yummy and smart showed up at my door.

I happily busted it opened and shared its scrumdiddliumptiosness with the dudes.

We grubbed on it while soaking up it's smartness.

And then, we shoved part of it in the pantry, where it was lost among all of the other yummy, and the other part in our playroom, where it was just lost.

But, then.

I discovered Mister I-can-open-doors-like-a-big-boy-and-help-myself-to-snacks like this...

And, I remembered that I had this...

to share with all of you.

Cheerios (who doesn't think Cheerios are yummy?) and books (what the heck is smarter than that?)?!

Cheerios' yummyness has again joined with Simon and Shuster's smartness to sponsor the Spoonful of Stories campaign that has put more than 35 million books inside of Cheerios boxes to help encourage reading.

It's genius really, because at Casa de Dummies, pretty much every "quiet" (as if there is such a thing) activity is accompanied by Cheerios.

And, in fact, #3 is almost always available for comment with a bag of Cheerios in hand. They are quite handy on the occasions wherein I momentarily lose track of him. All I have to do is follow the trail of ants that are following the trail of Cheerios to his hiding place.

Wanna add a little whole grain reading fun to your day?

You can find these smarty pants boxes of Cheerios featuring titles from all types of acclaimed (and brand spankin' new) authors in grocery stores near you.

Or, you can just enter this giveaway before 12/3/09 at midnight and not even bother with searching town for your specially marked box of yummy.

How exactly does one get hooked up with a book stuffed box of Cheerios courtesy of Dumb Mom (actually, it's courtesy, which understand is another word for FREE, of Cheerios but that's sorta like the same thing)?


1. Follow me!

2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite flavor of Cheerios, because you know there are all sorts of different ways (like 10) you can enjoy your cholesterol-reducing-whole-grain heroes these days. I'm an Apple-Cinnamon girl myself.

3. Do it all by 12/3/09 at midnight.

That's it.

Totally adheres to my post-hard work rules: it involves food, and it's not anything like hard work at all!

Also, don't forget to check out my big, giant, celebrity level Merry Effing Christmas Photo Contest before you go as well because there are some SERIOUS prizes to be had over there too.

Ser. I. Ous!

*That whole I-hate-late comment excludes my one, very awesome, we-love-you-anyway buddy (you know who you are!) because we simply adjust the time to account for your lateness. That's only just because we love you that much. Were you less awesome, we'd have cut you off like 3 years ago:)!


Jennifer said...

Wow. I'm the first commenter. What? No one else likes cheerios?

Fresh Mommy said...

Perfect combo... reading and cheerios... my family loves both!! Haha, fun giveaway. :)

thatgirlblogs said...

um... honeynut cheerios!

Working Mommy said...

Happy Sunday SITStah!! Hope you have a great week!!

~Working Mommy
Come on by, stay for a while and leave a comment or two!! See you there!

Banteringblonde said...

Love the whole grain cheerios!

Mama B said...

We are a Cheerios family as well...many a tantrum has been averted by those magical oats! I personally love the Multi-grain ones, sadly so does my daughter (partly because they are purple, partly because they are mine!) so I have to hide them!

I'm Just Sayin' - Kerri said...

Ooh I love me a contest. I heart the Apple Cinnamon ones as well. Very yummy indeed. Sorry I've been absent in comment land, I'll be back again soon.

Twincerely,Olga said...

I like the Cheerois with yougurt bited in them! So do my twins!

The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

You're making me think I should have had a bowl of Cheerios instead of that waffle I just ate. Hey, it WAS a blueberry waffle though!

KnitterMama said...

I am a honey nut lady. And I voted for you. xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Apple Cinnamon, please. It's Honey Nut all the way. If it weren't for those rare times, The Husband, my father, or my brother turns on cartoons for my boys, they would never know there was any other cereal than cheerios. I'll get you yet, stupid Apple Jax commercial.

Susan said...

Parenting by Dummies follower

I love the Honey Nut Cheerios. I have one bowl in he morning and one bowl at night. We had to start buying the big boxes since my grandkids also like the same kind.

4 Lettre Words said...

I'm getting in on it before Midnight. Yay!!

Both of my boys love the plain-old-no-flavor Cheerios best. They are simple like that.

Giving away two copies of the movie Extract starring Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. Contest ends 4/2/10.
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