• The Mystery of History

Suburban Tree Hugger & gDiapers

Did you miss me? We just got back from Georgia. We sold our house! Yay!!! Squeal with me for joy! AppleBlossom was able to see both sets of grandparents a couple aunts and an uncle as well as some cousins including her younger cousin by four months and some. It was great fun! (She is shorter and smaller than him, we have discovered she is petite). Longest story short, right before we left (it was last minute) we found out she had an ear infection (her first). Leading to a yeast infection… so for travel sake and sanity sake (as far as a yeast infection and cures go we decided to travel with only gDiapers. Well she is petite, but has just out grown her small little gPants, so I was short and only had seven medium little gPants… We were able to make it work for a while, but. . .

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Button Swap Blog Hop!

Say that ten times fast… So this is apparently Hop #2, but I just discovered it today thanks to Ramblings & More. Welcome to another Button Swap Blog Hop!  Where bloggers can get together and swap buttons to help promote and support each other. Over at Blogger Chix Designs, bloggers are encouraged to be proactive and involved in growing their blogs.  Swapping buttons with other bloggers is going to get your name out there so new readers can find you, which will increase your traffic.  So whip those buttons out and get ready to swap till you drop :-). Guidelines: 1. Grab the Blogger Chix Designs button HERE and put it on your blog/blog roll (first link on the list).  Leave a comment while you’re there and she’ll grab your button and add it to her blog roll too! 2. Add the blog hop list (instructions below list) to your Button Swap Blog. . .

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Mother’s Day Specials at Thanks Mama

Special Mother’s Day Special Notice: Mother’s Day Specials at Thanks Mama Happy Mother’s Day to all our dear Mamas and Grandmas! All orders will ship free starting now and until Monday, May 9th. with coupon code ‘shipfree’ We have received new, vibrant colors of FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diapers. Older style Fuzzi Bunz are on sale, we only have them in size Large and in limited colors. They are only $13! FuzziBunz diapers hold up well for heavy wetters! They are made from a waterproof exterior and a soft micro-fleece interior. The soft outer material acts as a moisture barrier keeping all wetness and messes where they belong, preventing leaks. Buttery soft micro-fleece is the material next to the baby’s skin wicking moisture away from the baby to help keep your baby dry. Each FuzziBunz comes with an insert. Happy Heiny’s Pocket One Size Diapers come with Snaps or Velcro. We’ve. . .

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Scary Search Engine Stuff – Privacy Violation

SisterB just emailed me some scary stuff. There is a search engine Spokeo. In searching my name it showed pictures of AppleBlossom as well as my last two addresses and then a link to purchase an account so that you could find out more detailed information about me. It also showed my marital status, the Enginerd’s name and more. Extremely disturbing! At the bottom of the page with the search results there is a link “Privacy”. In clicking that link, I was able to request my information be deleted. However I had to do it twice. It seemed there were two different profile listings, one for each mailing address (real USPS mail). I suggest you go search yourself and see if you’re privacy is being violated!! www.spokeo.com <– I’m not going to hyperlink this so that they do not get the referral juice.

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Nine Months

AppleBlossom is nine months old! Can you believe it? It does not seem that long ago that I was pregnant… wow. And now my baby is no more baby baby, she is not quite a toddler, but she is a woddler (my new favorite term thank you Abingdon Press). It seems like there are things that she is ahead of the curve on and I hear that is good and bad. As my SisterL states, she does not encourage early walkers… As of the first week of April we had the beginnings of one tooth, then April 20th we had a second tooth! So now we have our two bottom front teeth in all their painful glory. We have learned how to be purely pitiful. 😉 When she was about the right time to learn how to roll over, I thought she would never do it. She was so frustrated. . .

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FIRST Chapter: Let’s Have a Daddy Day

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Karen Kingsbury and the book: Let’s Have a Daddy Day Zonderkidz (April 13, 2010) ***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury has written more than forty. . .

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Panic Attack!

Well, there is one more notch on my nerves. I wrote this post, then AppleBlossom deleted it. Breathe. Breathe they say breathe. Okay. Now… try again. The last three hours have been the most stressful of my entire blogging life and I just about threw in the hat never to darken the doors of a blog again. Why not just return my computer and go away completely from this partial life of mine. I was so frustrated! Let me tell you why. The first crack was when I found out yesterday that ning will no longer be free. That means that my Christian Historical Fiction Ning community that I just got up and running and spent so much time on is going away… That’s so frustrating! Well, I have my own domain now, so I figured why shouldn’t I add a page for that. So now there is http://chf.creativemadnessmama.com/ to. . .

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GladRags – Menstrual Monday

It seems so long ago that I introduced you to Lunapads and the idea of Mama Cloth. Another option and my favorite brand of mama cloth is GladRags. I have been waiting to tell you about GladRags, partially thinking that I would be able to give an honest opinion of using them for a cycle or two. Yet… a blessing of pregnancy and then breastfeeding I’m still waiting on that next menses to come around. (Oh trust me, no hurry here! I am quite happy to be period free.) *Thanks to Tracy of GladRags I was blessed to receive three samples of GladRags for review, a Night Pad, Day Pad and one cotton Pantyliner.* Although I was not introduced to mama cloth through GladRags I am so glad to have discovered them! GladRags is owned and operated by women and committed to offering healthier, safer options to women all over. . .

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Blabla Kids Schoolbook Rattles

Every once in a while you find that toy that makes you (as a mama) squeal and say “Must have!!” That is how I felt when I first saw Blabla Kids Rattles. They are too cute and I am completely in love! I was delighted to find out that Blabla Kids is located in my home town of Atlanta, Georgia and that’s only one of dozens of great things putting them in my favor. Ever since I can remember I have kept my eyes open for that cutest toy for a future child. After AppleBlossom was born that desire did not change. As a matter of fact the only thing that did change with that is that when I bought said cute toy, I no longer had a guilt of buying it for the future. (Just ask my how much yardage of fabrics I bought with lambs on it before. . .

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Past Review Organization

Here’s a question for my fellow bloggy buddies. How do you organize your past reviews for people to go back and see them? When I was at my blogspot Creative Madness that Makes Me Myself, I just had a links widget that went to an individual post that listed all of my reviews divided by genre. Or you may remember my navigational buttons. Things are a little different here with Categories dividing things up a little bit like tags, but they are listed like navigational tabs. What do you do? Are you happy with your method? Have any ideas or suggestions for me?

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Oh Plah! Teething Cuff

Lately whenever people ask, “How is AppleBlossom?” The first thing out of my mouth is always a three word answer. “She is teething.” That pretty much sums it up. It explains the sleepless nights, early mornings, whiny afternoons, extra cuddly snuggles, non committal fidgets, crazy sloppy kisses, multiple dress changes from a soaked front, no appetite to famished and absolutely adorable partial toofie smiles. And then of course, so much more. As you can imagine, she wants to munch on everything. Paper especially, but that’s a tale for another day. One of the hardest things is finding something that she is happy to chew on for a while. Something to ease her pain and bring the slightest bit of distraction as well as entertainment. As I mentioned before, we love our RiNGLEY! Yet now I have also discovered something new and fabulous, simply Oh Plah! bend twist roll bite play. . .

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Celebrate Earth Day with a Special Offer from Silikids!

Do you remember when I first introduced you to Silikids? I love Silikids and when AppleBlossom is ready to really drink out of cups we will surely have a great supply. Thanks to Hilary Abbott Communications I found out about this great Earth Day deal from Silikids. What a bargain!! SiliEarthpromo My thoughts on Silikids Siliglass

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