Friday, March 27, 2009

Give Me Your Best Shot #4

Time for Give Me Your Best Shot over at *Life Is Sweet* with Lolli and her super sweet gang!

This past weekend we had Felix the F.R.O.G (fully rely on God) visit us from my daughter's preschool class. We decided a trip to Bruster's Ice Cream was in order! It was P-man's first ice cream cone (he normally just eats from mine).

Friday, March 20, 2009

Give Me Your Best Shot #3

It's FRIDAY! Time for Give Me Your Best Shot over at *Life is Sweet*!!

Here is what I thought was my best shot this week. I didn't realize that I hardly took any photos this week. Shame on ME! I was having a bad week missing my friends and family in New York (to the point of crying and wanting to move back to NY).

I was lucky enough to get 2 hours away to join my husband Rich on his radio show. I remembered to bring the camera along since he wanted pics for his Facebook page. If you're interested, you can hear his show, Uneducated With Rich via webstream (M-F 10-11pm EST). It's his spin on politics and social goings-on in our world. No political jargon or stuffiness though!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009 is ON!! WOOHOO. You can learn ALL about it, how to participate, how to win prizes, and best of all, how to make some new online blogging friends HERE.

It's being hosted by 5 Minutes For Mom. It runs for a full week (March 20-27) and there are a ton of great prizes to be had!

What MUST be done first? A proper introduction is in order, yah? Hi! My name is Shana (pronounced Shah-nah) and this is my blog, My Silly Beanz. I have been married for 5 years to my best friend.

The last 3 years have brought us 3 amazing babies! They are our "beanz". My oldest Beenie (Aly P.) was 3 in January. She's an old soul! We were then surprised when she was only 9 months old and we were blessed with our son, Weenie (P-Man) who will be 2 in June. Then we *THOUGHT* our baby-making was least one would think so after Papa Bear getting a minor surgery! NOPE....SURPRISE AGAIN when P-Man was only 6 months old. Blessings come in 3's, yes? We were again blessed with a beautiful daughter Teeny {EJ.} (because she was our BIGGEST baby at 8 lbs 12 oz) who will be 1 in September.

I am relatively new to the blogging world. I'm a stay at home mom to the Beanz and most of the time, we STAY at home. Why? Because we're on a meager 1 income. Well, 1 1/2 incomes! Papa Bear does a radio talk show on a local AM station here in NE Georgia. You can check it out by listening online M-F, 10-11pm EST by clicking HERE. If you click any other time, you'll just get the live stream of what they are playing at the moment!
We save the outings for when Papa Bear is off and he can enjoy the time out with the kids. He ADORES his kids and I ADORE that. It makes me love him a little more each day!

Right now, I'm starting to develop my photography skills and I just started participating in Lolli @ *Life Is Sweet* weekly blog carnival Give Me Your Best Shot.

I've also started to sell the cute little hair clips that I make for Beenie's hair. You can check out my creations at my Etsy Shop. I also do Custom Photo Invitations and Announcements. I may not have ALOT to look at, but if you just ask, I can do it! It's hard doing ANYTHING but keeping up after these 3 VERY energetic kiddos!

Thanks for reading! Feel free to post a comment! I hope you'll stop by again and be my friend!

My Top Picks for prizes (there are way too many to choose from!):
#19 ~ $50 Gift Card to Target sponsored by Shoot-Me-Now
#21 ~ $50 Gift Card to Target sponsored by Agoosa
#22 ~ $50 Gift Card to Target sponsored by Beginner Baby Blog
#26 ~ $30 Gift Card to Target sponsored by Little Miss Hannah
#56 ~ Box of Art Supplies sponsored by KV Creative Designs
#89 ~ $100 Gift Card to HomeGoods sponsored by HG Openhouse
INTL #33 ~ Blog Makeover sponsored by Southern Girl Blog Design
Amd of course, I'd be grateful for any gift cards to ANYWHERE (who doesn't like to shop for free?), any clothes/shoes/toys/BOOKS for my kiddos but I'd also love some mommy jewelry for ME!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Want To Win Some Vinyl?

Little Window Shoppe is hosting a giveaway from Studio JK Vinyl! Visit Little Window Shoppe to read how to enter! I hope I win some vinyl to spruce up my walls!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Foto Friday - Give Me Your Best Shot #2

Lolli over at Life Is Sweet hosts a Foto Friday blog carnival called Give Me Your Best Shot (your best shot from the week).

I love looking at what others do all week's so real. We had a crazy week, so it was hard to pin down just ONE shot (especially with 3 kids), so I'm giving you my best SHOTS for the week.

We had some GREAT weather and got outside ALOT.
Enjoy the shots (oh and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE excuse the food in my daughters mouth--she was pretending to be a corn cob monster at dinner and I couldn't resist the faces she was making).

Having Fun Catching bubbles!

There is just SOMETHING about this shot that I LOVE....

The littlest bean having fun with an itty bitty piece of an Olive Garden breadstick in her mouth!

Little Weenie being a Little Man.....*sigh*

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Graham Goldfish Product Review!

Oh Good Golly....I can die happy now! I have ALWAYS coveted the rare species of goldfish called Cinnamon Graham. They were once only found in the variety pack in the little snack size pouch or in a box for the holidays. UNTIL NOW!
We were browsing for snacks for our little family road trip and in the Goldfish section of our new Target, I saw the above pictured bag. I think I nearly passed out. Or maybe I was jumping up and down like a child on their birthday. Or maybe I peed a little....ask my husband because I don't recall. I only know that I was SO SUPER DUPER excited that Pepperidge Farm has FINALLY gotten their act together with packaging the Cinnamon Graham goldfish on their own.
These little
fishies are SO yummy. The perfect crunch factor. The perfect amount of cinnamon. I eat them by the handfuls. With 50 pieces in a serving size (I NEVER eat 50....10-20 satisfy my "sweet" craving) you can't feel guilty. Each serving has 9 grams of sugar and 5 grams of total fat. BUT....they have 1 gram of I write off this snack as somewhat healthy (who am I kidding?).

They also come in honey graham AND chocolate graham. I am loyal to my cinnamon graham fish.
So go indulge yourself and by some graham goldfish! Let me know what you think!

Ribbon Wreath

Spring-y Pink Ribbon Wreath
I had made this adorable ribbon wreath for my daughter's Pink themed 3rd Birthday Party. Since I've yet to take it down, it's now my Spring Wreath!
I got the idea from Little Birdie Secrets!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Foto Friday: Snow Day!

Now that I have my new D40, I'm super excited to improve my photography skills. Lolli over at Life is Sweet hosts a "Give Me Your Best Shot!" each week. I'm posting mine, which aren't all that great, but I thought they were cute! We actually had snow here in NE Georgia...and I threw the kids outside to experience it. They weren't quite sure what to do with it!