Archive for June, 2011

We have a winner!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

One great perk of hearing from other Moms with similar challenges are the helpful ideas, along with a little laughter reading your experiences. Our “favorite tip” contest was no exception…we really enjoyed all the entries and want to thank everyone for submitting their tips on handling the circus-like atmosphere in their home.

We could only pick one, though, so congratulations to our winner…Meagan Paullin!  She submitted the “Mommy Timer” tip and will receive a 4-piece Blue and Green Circus Toile bedding set!

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Meagan’s tip:

I use Mommy’s Timer!

To keep early mornings less hectic and on schedule, I use a timer – I set it for 15 minutes, when it goes off, play time is over and they need to get dressed. They race to do it before the next timer goes off! After that, there is a timer to get breakfast, brush teeth, one more short playtime, then to get ready for the bus. They love it, it stops the arguing, and we are never late.

I also use it for cleaning time. We set 15 minute timers, and we all run as fast as we can to see who can clean their room the MOST during that time.

Get creative, and you’ll think of a million ways to use this too! Kids love a challenge, it makes them work harder and faster without an argument, and it saves SO much time and sanity for momma.

Featured Bedding Collection: Blue and Green Circus Toile

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to the greatest show on Earth!  This show is sure to entertain you with amazing acts of superhuman stunts, daring feats, and hilarious hoopla!

It’s the five o’clock hour at our house … behold the feeding frenzy of three small ravenous kids, heroic acts of parental patience, and some of the greatest juggling acts this side of the Mississippi! Okay, pardon the clichés and exaggerations, but bear with me here, I’m building up to something …

This juggling act that accompanies the circus in our house each evening could well be the inspiration behind our featured bedding collection this month: a collection that can make you smile and laugh like the adorable circus animals depicted on this fabulous woven cotton toile design.

Introducing the one, the only, Blue and Green Circus Toile!  Our gorgeous stripe and dot fabrics compliment the patchwork bumper and comforter. Once you feel and touch this incredible fabric you will be hooked, like a circus elephant on peanuts! Muted shades of blues and greens make your decorating options endless with this wonderful collection.

Sound like the perfect bedding set for your budding showstopper?  Then may I direct your attention to center stage where our ringmaster would like to announce (drum roll please) a CONTEST like no other … since our last contest!

How to Enter

Just give us your tips on how to handle the circus-like atmosphere in your home, be it the dinner time ‘juggling act’, the bath time ‘tightrope walk’, the bed time ‘stick your head in the lion’s mouth trick’, or … you get the idea.  Your entry can be funny, helpful, or just plain off the wall.  We’ll pick our favorite and the grand prize will be, of course, a 4-piece Blue and Green Circus Toile bedding set!

Important: You must leave your comment on our blog to be eligible to win! The deadline to enter is Sunday, June 12, 2011 (midnight EDT). Good luck!