Nothing But Purple: August 2008   

Sunday, August 31, 2008

I'm looking for about 8 Bloggers to Feature

If interested please email me at rairaycook{at}adelphia{dot}net and I'll have a series of questions to ask you. Doesn't matter if you have your own business or just a blogger. I'll be having a 24 days of Purplicious Fun with features along with some possible contests/giveaways.

So Stick around for some nice interviews.


Would a few prayers for a friend.

Bridgette lives in Louisiana where Hurricane Gustav was projected to hit. They evacuated this morning around 330, with dog, baby, and a 3.5 year old in tow. Please just say a few prayers that they get to where they were headed safely and soundly.

Love ya B!!


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Day 4 of Weaning

It's hard but I check this morning and there IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN THEM!! So he HAS been nursing for comfort and sleep. Well not anymore, he'll be 2 in a little over a month and it's time to stop.
I just need to be stronger and keep telling him no and either just play with him when he's not overly tired or put him to sleep.

Yanno, I'm not feeling sad about YET. We still have cuddle time but it's not like when he would just sit still on my lap and nurse. I had to lay him in his bed that is no longer a crib now, and he fell asleep on his own after crying and fussin' for a few minutes.

I think I'm doing well with the weaning. I kind of hit him with a double whammy though, Bubby going to school and weaning. NOT COOL in his book at the moment, but it's for the best. I'm ready for my boobies to be mine.

Well he's up from his nap but I don't think he's ready to be awake yet. LOL


Scrapbook Saturday: 8.30

Scrapbook Saturday

SO what do you think. LOL I used I do have an account.


Friday, August 29, 2008

Nineteen Days

Til my Blogaversary!!! WOW I might do a birthday bash but not sure of what yet. I still need to send out some emails. I might feature a blogger two that week. If you would like to be featured just email me your link and a few links to some past posts.

My real birthday is coming up also, on the 7th. Woohooo 24 years this chic has been in the making. I might post some embarassing videos that I did earlier this year. Some of my readers will know what I'm talking about. *wink*wink* LOL

HP'ers keep a look out for some Harry Potter stuff too. I'll be working on a post for that to put up.

The countdown has officially begun.... 19 days and counting.


My Stubby Pencil Sketchbook Came in!!

Thanks to Christy from The Write Gal who ran the contest and Stubby Pencil Studios. They sent the sketchbook along with some smencils and two little cards that are just absolutely darling.

The Smencils OMG smell wonderful with the fruit smells, soda smells, and candy smells. As soon as I opened the the bag they were in I could instantly smell them. However DID They get those smells in there.

My Hubs lick one to see if it had any taste and well they don't so they aren't for eating. LOL Keep that in mind if you have little ones.

I doodle in the sketchbook along with jotting down ideas for my posts.

Thanks again to Christy at The Write Gal and Stubby Pencil Studios.


Friday Foto Finish Fiesta *sorry for the typos*

His first day of Preschool went well. He's such an independent little boy it made me cry. Tuesday he didn't want me to walk with him to his classroom. He truely tore my heart. My baby is growing up. I just hope the excitement for school stays with him for a little while longer.
Head on over to Candid Carrie to view more.



I'll be hosting the Scrapbook Saturday this week, Mamma Dawg will be out of town on a road trip. I'm sure she has already posted about it. So get those pages ready.. I thought about maybe doing a theme this week but then thought well maybe not everyone would be able to do it. So if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments.

Andrea if you read this please let your readers know. Here's a button for you to click on and to grab one of the buttons for your SS post...
Scrapbook Saturday YES GO GRAB and get ready. :) Don't forget to comment love!! To receive you must leave comments. Have fun with your pages can't wait to see them.

You may also check out Andrea: Who moved my cheese? for more fun digital scrap stuff. PLEASE DON'T FORGET! And well I don't think we'll be doing a theme this week. I can't wait to show you mine.

Be here bright and early Saturday Morning!!


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities - Collage - Morph

My Random Six

Sara from My Sippy Cup Runneth Over tagged me with this one.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the person who tagged you know your entry is up.

Random things.....


I'm a HARRY POTTER FAN... but I think I'm more of a DAN RAD FAN!! HAHAHA

I got to bed late b.c my hubby works nights and my kids go to sleep after they see him off.

OREO's are my best friend.

In high school I was on the colorgaurd team with the marching band.

Before having kids I hardly ever got cold, now after having them I get COLD CONSTANTLY!! very annoying.

Alright here's my six ppl:

Steece's Pieces

Somewhere Over the Rainbow


Protien Shake N Chocolate Cake

Outnumbered 2 to 1

O'Brien Family News


I've been tagged again with Unspectacular Quirks

I was tagged by Leah at Diaries of a Domestic Goddess.

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.

2. Mention the rules on your blog...isn't that what I am doing?

3. Alright, List 6 unspectacular quirks.

4. Tag 6 bloggers by linking to them on your post. Then commenting to let them know "there it!"

Okay Not sure that I have six QUIRKS, but here I go.

NUMBER 1, Contacts go in right to left and come out left to right. If I do it a different way they feel weird.

NUMBER 2, I'm constantly running my hands through hair if it's not pulled up out of my face or I'm putting it behind my ears.

NUMBER 3, I have to take my shower a certain otherwise I get ansty and irritated. I warm the water, get in and wet down. Wash my hair, shave my legs and armpits if they need it then I wash my body. Sometimes it's hard to do that with two little boys in there with you.

NUMBER 4, I'm also OCD when I dry off, I have to pat my face first then chest, arms. Ring out my hair while still standing in the tub. I take the towel and squeeze my hair in the towel, then I get out and flip my head down and WRAP my hair in it. Then I take a second towel and dry the rest of my body off.

NUMBER 5, MY THINGS HAVE ALWAYS GOT TO BE IN THEIR PLACE!! I get irritated and pissed off when someone puts my stuff in a place that I NORMALLY don't put my stuff.

NUMBER 6, I DUNK MY OREO's. YES I know some may say it's gross but really it is so delicious that I only eat 4 at a time.

Here are the six that I tag!! NOW GO!

Kelly and the family grows

Bedrest to Boys Waldrop Twins

The Universe According to Agata

The R Family Diaries

Gerwer Quads

Starting over at 24


Thursday Thirteen Edition 1 8.28

Thirteen Things of my Favorite Movies.They wont be in any order, so here I go.

1. Titanic
2. Grease with Oliva and John
3. Dirty Dancing
4. Top Gun
5. Ghost
6. X-Men
7. Save the Last Dance
8. Step Up
9. Happy Feet
10. Harry Potter
11. Pirates of the Carribean
12. The Matrix Trilogy
13. The Day After Tomorrow

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I love getting Awards!!

Because it makes me feel good and I love knowing that other people think of me.

Christy over at The Write Gal awarded me this cute little Brilliant Weblog Award.

And I award these bloggers:

Kimi at The Wild Radich Gores

A Little Girl Talk

Amy's Therapy Blog

And Hania Makes Three

All for being there and letting me read about them.


HAPPY WW!! 8.27

Again another creation!! It only took me about 20 minutes to finish it. This was taken in 2006 after his brother was born. We were at the park with Amma and just having FUN. I just love his facial expression though.
Head on over the WW HQ's and link your Wordless Wednesday. Sign my Mr. Linky and then head on over to MomDot and sign theirs.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mommy Boutique: Sweet P's Tutu Boutique

Sweet P's Tutu Boutique blog is a VERY new mom business out there that sells tutu's AND headbands for your little princess. She is in need of a website. Right now she is selling out of her etsy store.

She also has a giveaway going on her blog as well click here to view it.

I mean really take a look at this Steelers tutu and headband. Aren't they adorable. I swear IF I ever have a girl I'll be asking for a Chicago Bears tutu and headband, hell I'd like a Bears headband for myself.

Asha is a very AWESOME friend of mine we've known each other since pregnancy three years ago and helping a friend out is what I like to do most. So go check her out.


OnTray Giveaway from Ohana Mama

Ohana Mama is giving away an OnTray Container. This is the third contest I've entered for one of these. I'd really like to have one because juggle the boys and the gorceries is a little tough let alone finding my coupons in my purse. I would actually like to have two one for the coupons and one for snacks.

So head on over to Ohana Mama for your entries here.


Monday, August 25, 2008


The ladies over at MOMDOT are nominated for the hottest female blogger calendar. You can go vote here. They also have a few contest involving entries to vote for them.

I've voted three times one for each, Toni, Trisha, and Alicia. So go vote NOW! They apperciate it and so will WE! You know who you are.


Manic Monday!!

Bridgette over at The Not-So-Blog Blog is starting her Renew Your Spirit Giveaway party for this month.

And don't EVER EVER forget about MomDot. They are always having something going on over there.

SITS has been doing weekly contests since the Six Weeks of Summer are up. Go check them out.

Mimi of Minxy Mimi Unplugged is running her contests. Right now she's running a contest to win a Brooch or Pendant Necklace. Your first entry is to go to the esty store pick out what OTHER product you would like and then comment back on Mimi's blog.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Toddler Bed!!

OI! Not going so well. Since we painted his room and put flooring down he slept with me for about three weeks. WELL.... he's wanting to sleep with me every night now. OH BOY! What fun. Both of my boys like to snuggle up close to me at night since Hubs works the night shift I kind of like it but man it would be nice to have that bed FULLY to myself sometime.

Waking up put him back in his own bed just makes me want to sleep-in longer than I want. SO here goes another week of trying to get Boog to sleep in his own room.



AWESOME!! I've learned how to make one but I'm still learning about the html stuff. If you would like to take a look go here to view what I have done so far.

Here is a link to the color codes that I used.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sorry No Pics!!

WWAAHHH!! I forgot, but we did have tons of fun in the sun!!! I can't wait til we can get our own.


We are headed out the pool!! FINALLY for once this summer we are going to the public pool. I hope the boys have fun. Not sure if I'll have pictures or not. *ligthbulb* HAHAHA I have an idea. WOOT WOOT I WILL have pictures.
I will be back later.