Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Relay For Life / March For Babies / Ally Zabba

You might be wondering how those three things go together...if so, read on :)

This year, I have decided to not only participate in March for Babies, as I have for several years, but also Relay for Life. Both are great events and I hold both near and dear to my heart. Both events occur on the same weekend, Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24. Needless to say, that will be a busy weekend!

I am also excited to say that my good friend Kirsten Burton of DarlingDandeDesigns has agreed to sponsor a raffle for two large Ally Zabba blankets from her store, one for each event. These blankets retail for $59.95 and they are gorgeous. Riley absolutely LOVES hers. If you don’t have a little one that needs an Ally Zabba blanket, they make great shower/birthday gifts or you can get store credit for $59.95 to be spent any way you choose in Kirsten’s store. You can check out her store here: http://www.darlingdandedesigns.com/

To enter the raffle, the minimum donation is $5. For $5, you will get one entry into the raffle (please note, Relay for Life has a minimum donation level of $10). For $10, you will get 3 entries into the raffle. For each $5 increment you donate above $10, you will get an additional entry. Plus you can have two chances to win by donating to both March for Babies and Relay for Life!

The cut off for donating for the raffles is April 19, 2010. The drawing will take place April 20, 2010 and the winners will be contacted. Please enter all your contact information when you donate, so that I can contact the winners :)

To donate, click on the following links:

March for Babies

Relay for Life

Thank you so much!

Saturday, April 10, 2010



I had a shower to attend for a co-worker this past week and I had done the shower invites...the hosts (it was a co-ed group) asked me to match their bedding:

So I thought what better way to do their shower gift than to make it match the baby's bedding and room...so my friend Kirsten of Dandedarlingdesigns mentioned she had a basket AND an Ally Zabba blanket that would go perfectly (it was also helpful that Kirsten's baby boy Declan has the exact same bedding :)...she also did some burp rags to coordinate...I added a monkey, crib sheet, and some tulle ribbon and VOILE!




It made a super cute gift...I love the embroidered name on the Ally Zabba blanket...just super cute! I will definitely be doing more shower gifts like this in the future :)

Monday, April 05, 2010

Easter Saturday



On Easter Saturday, we headed to my dad's ranch at Glen Cove.

It is quite lovely there. The cows are calving and the babies are just adorable. I'm not sure there is another newborn baby animal that is immediately as gorgeous as a calf.

Bonnie (Riley's Nanny) took Riley in the Mule to see a new calf:

Disappointed they aren't on a real mule? That confuses people a lot. You'd be surprised.

The newborn calf is black, with a star on his pretty little face and two hind socks. Riley took one look at the babe and said "Socks?" So with that, the poor little guy was christened with a name more appropriate for a cat. I am proud of her for naming her first animal at a young age. My first animal naming experience resulted in our poor dog being named Sweetstick.

We had a lovely lunch and then my stepmom (aka Nanny) says, "So would you do some pictures of my goat Petunia for me?" I say, sure, why not...and I'm so glad I did...the pictures are just adorable.

Riley also did some Easter egg hunting and rock collecting, but I'll post those pictures separately.
 

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