Monday, May 31, 2010

Cartoon of the Day - Memorial Day

Until next time..... Lorie

Memorial Day 2010

On this day of remembrance, please keep in mind the families of those who have lost loved ones doing the something that they felt was their duty - something I truly appreciate, the protecting of our country. Also, please think of those still serving both here and abroad. Remember, Freedom isn't Free! God bless America!

Thank you to all of my wonderful readers who are there for me during my son Nikolaus' deployment and are keeping me strong, I love you all. Please have a safe and happy Memorial Day and enjoy the time with your family this weekend.
Until next time..... Lorie

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

So... What Are We Gonna Do Today?

I found this little guy on the site The Daily Squee and just thought he was so cute, plus he reminded me of Nano when I'm on my computer and he wants my attention.

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.
Until next time..... Lorie Puppies

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Celebration's Relay for Life

On, Friday, May 14th our town of Celebration held it's annual Relay for Life. This years theme was Broadway and the booths were amazing.

Then there was the luminary ceremony, which always gets to me... it was so beautiful. We were able to light all the way around the lake in downtown Celebration.

There was an entire street of luminaries for my friends Dennis and Amber Larkin's son Noah, who I have mentioned before. I was in awe of how many people loved Noah so much, it brought me to tears.

Our little town was able to raise just over $132,000.00 for cancer research. It is my hope that someday we NEVER have to have a Relay for Life again!

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day – cancer will be eliminated.

Until next time..... Lorie

How to Make a Bad Day Better.....

Get a hug from mom:

cute baby animals - Hugs From Mom Make Everything Better
{courtesy of The Daily Squee}

Until next time..... Lorie

Cartoon of the Day: And They Say "Father Knows Best"

These are the same reasons my husband takes his vitamins.....

Until next time..... Lorie

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Money - That's What I Want!!!

"The best things in life are free!
But you can give them to the birds and bees…
I want money!"

[From Barrett Strong, Motown Records, 1960]

Funny Baby Pictures - I Got a Dolla, I Got a Dolla, I Got a Dolla HEY HEY HEY HEY!
Another cutie from
Have a great day everyone.
Until next time..... Lorie

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Can't We All Just Get Along? Part 2

Another wonderful photograph from one of my favorite sites The Daily Squee..... These two are just so cute.
cute baby animals - Brotherly Love
Until next time..... Lorie

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Baby Caterpiller Snuggler

I saw this photo over at Babysaur, isn't he cute as a bug in a rug?

Cute Baby Products - Baby Caterpiller Snuggler

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, now I'm off to watch the Lost series finale!

Until next time..... Lorie

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cartoon of the Day - The "Magic" of Disney

Remember kiddies..... DON'T try this at home... :-)

Until next time..... Lorie

Maxine Weighs In.....

We need to show more sympathy for these people.

* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day ~ every day.

I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans. I'm talking about our troops!

Until next time..... Lorie

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Digital Room 500 Business Cards ***Giveaway***

And the winner is Margaret from Nanny Goats in Panties... CONGRATULATIONS!!
Thank you all for participating, good luck next time.
I appreciate your support of my blog!

Right before the Disney Social Media Moms Conference, I was lucky enough to receive my business cards from Digital Room. They have my name, address, phone number, blog address and even a photo of me and Nano on them. I was able to design them myself using the business card printing services online at Digital Room and uploaded my photos and information. Then I was shown a preview and proof, approved the design and pretty soon I received my wonderful new die-cut business cards.

Now it is YOUR turn.....

One of my lovely readers has a chance to win 500 of their own business cards.... You can choose from three different sizes: 2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card); and three finishes: 14 pt gloss cardstock, 14 pt matte cardstock or 13 pt recycled uncoated cardstock. Plus, they will be Full Color Both Sides; Offset Press; 3 Business Day Printing and along with that, you will receive FREE UPS Ground shipping!!

~ For the MAIN (mandatory) entry:
Please tell me who or what the business cards would be for.
After you do the main entry, you can do one or all of the following extra entries:
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You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
Giveaway ends 10pm (ET) May 27, 2010

Until next time..... Lorie

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

You "Otter" Think This is Adorable

This is a little guy from the fabulous site Daily Squee..... isn't he the cutest little otter you have ever seen? "Got milk" anyone???

cute baby animals - Sweet Thirsty Face

Until next time..... Lorie

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Women's Finances -

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Until next time..... Lorie

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DOVE® Ice Cream Miniatures “My Mini Moment” Contest

You ALL know how much I LOVE chocolate, well, did you also know that I love ice cream?? I was thrilled to learn about the Dove Ice Cream's "My Mini Moment" contest. What Dove wants is for women to share their favorite mini moment of escape, then one lucky winner could win one of 3 sensational mini-grand prizes: a mini-getaway to Napa Valley, Spa services for a year or a mini-home makeover. To qualify all you ladies have to do is submit a photo and short essay at by June 7, 2010. Myself, I would love to go to the Napa Valley... what a great vacation that would be? What do you guys think??? Well, get to it... write your essay and submit a photo, you are all just lovely ladies so get your pretty faces out there!!

Dove miniatures are delicious ice cream wrapped in the best chocolate ever and are only 70 calories each... a mini dream come true in every bite. They now even have a decadent Dove Ice Cream Cafe Collection in Cappuccino and Java Chip, my favorite being the Java Chip, mmmmm!

Dove Ice Cream Miniatures conducted a survey of over 400 mothers and an astonishing 70 percent try to make sure they take time for themselves each day. Since this “me-time” is important to the Dove consumers the “My Mini Moment” contest is designed to celebrate these cherished moments for these special women.

Head on over to the Dove site to find out all the details and to enter..... Good Luck!!

Until next time..... Lorie

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Searching for New Home Furniture

Several of you know that we are in the planning stage of building a house in a wonderful community not far from where we live now, so there are LOTS of things that I have on my mind. You also know that I have back and neck problems, so getting myself ready in the morning {or should I say, early afternoon...} isn't the easiest thing for me. One thing that I have been looking to incorporate in our new home are contemporary bathroom vanities that I can sit at and get ready.

If money and space were no option, I know exactly what I would get, but since money and space are an issue, this is not gonna happen:

So, I'm lucky that the bathrooms in the new house have a dropped space where I can put a stool to sit at:

I'll let you know what I get... Until next time..... Lorie

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cartoon of the Day - Memories

Don't you hate it when the kids make fun of your fashion style? Like THEY really look any better NOW.....

Until next time..... Lorie

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Dog's Reaction to the New Baby... No Not Mine

Until next time..... Lorie

Cartoon of the Day - Does This Look Like Your Desk?

OK, who said this cartoonist could come into my house and look under my desk???

Until next time.... Lorie

Baby Hamster, Mocha, with His First Piece of Broccoli

This is absolutely ADORABLE... I just LOVE what Mocha does with his feet when he gets excited about his broccoli. I couldn't help but laugh out loud. I had to share it with you all, please enjoy this find from the great website Cute Overload:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mellow Yellow and Blue Monday - May 10, 2010


Welcome to Mellow Yellow and Blue Monday.....

This is photo was taken at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival.

These are photos of my neighbor's bird house that I noticed one day on our walk with the dogs.

Make sure you link up your post and visit the other participants over at Drowsey Monkey and Smiling Sally's blogs. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Until next time..... Lorie
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