Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter alpha digi freebie & more!

I love this time of year! Despite the pollen (yes, here in Atlanta, the rain is sometimes yellow due to all the pollen), I love the flowers, the new green leaves, the birds singing & the return of our adorable hummingbird families who squeak & dive bomb each other over the feeders mounted outside our kitchen windows.

But - my favorite part is Easter. My faith is important to me and the remembrance of what this time of year is all about goes far beyond the pretty dyed eggs and chocolate bunnies for me. I hope that you all have that sense of comfort from your faith - if not, let me know and I'll be happy to share mine with you.

I also love to digiscrap layouts of my family all dressed up in their Easter finery. With that thought in mind, I have created this set of Easter alphas for you in purple/pink, green, blue & yellow. They have just a little sparkle thanks to the awesome actions of Atomic Cupcake. Plus, I have included a picture of some gorgeous dyed Easter eggs....hope they add lots to your LOs! Click HERE or on the image above to download.

Also - I wanted to say thanks again for everyone who took the time to check out my friend, Lucy Adams' book - If Mama Don't Laugh, It Ain't Funny. Lucy has managed to combine the Southern humor of Jeff Foxworthy with the all-too-true witticisms of the ultimate mom, Erma Bombeck, into what may be the funniest book about raising kids in the South that I have ever read - if you want to know more, check out the posts below. I'm still donating all the proceeds from sales through the links on my blog to the 3-day Cancer Walk.

So - I'm off to Augusta on Wed with 3 kids and a bearded dragon lizard (new pet) and no hubby! He's staying here to install 4 new toilets....sounds like a humor book there, doesn't it?? Hugs!! Meg

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's HERE!! Check it out to win a free book or cap!

So - I have this friend from high school, Lucy Adams, who wrote this amazing book - called "If Mama Don't Laugh, It Ain't Funny" which may be one of the most hilarious books I've ever read. Run, don't walk, to get your copy - my husband laughed so hard that he literally fell out of bed one night....I think some of the stories might have hit a little close to home for him...if ya know what I mean??

See - Lucy is an awesome Southern Mom who actually remembered to write down all the side-splittingly funny things her kids did (and continue to do). Imagine that Jeff Foxworthy & Erma Bombeck got together on a book about raising's THAT funny.

Here is a fabulous excerpt from If Mama Don't Laugh, It Ain't Funny:

Out of the Mouths of Babes

I am blessed with (and tortured by) children who think profound thoughts. They never ask uncomplicated questions like why the sky is blue or endeavor to discuss the Big Bang
No, I’m hit with musings like, “What’s worser, Daddy gassing or being in love?” Not an easy one to answer, because it depends on when you ask me.
I find comfort in knowing that they do it to my husband, too. One morning, as the noise level around the breakfast table skyrocketed, my husband calmly walked over to the radio and shut down the commercial announcer in midsentence. He then breathed a huge sigh of relief. Our two year old daughter queried as to why he wouldn’t let her listen to the music, to which I responded that her daddy felt over-stimulated.
“By what” said our eight year-old, “diagra?”
Yet, inopportune comments at inopportune times often endow me with an opening to teach values and to put life (usually, my own) into perspective. My children’s questions and observations compel me to see the confusion of the world through their eyes. How lovely to spend my spare time wondering if I’m invisible in camouflage pants or considering what’s scarier, a T-rex or a tornado?
My children enrich my life as they press me into saying what’s more “importanter,” wearing shoes or wearing underwear? I would much rather focus on that intense and
timely issue, than perusing my stock portfolio or planning my work day.
After all, what does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth? And who would win a fight, a centipede or a scorpion? And what is the difference between the white sox and the red
sox, besides their socks?

(Excerpted from If Mama Don’t Laugh, It Ain’t Funny (Palm Tree Press), by Lucy Adams. Repreinted here by permission of the author.)

If you leave some love, I'll also send you the link to download this awesome quick page tag album - this beautiful tag album is made my Katie Pertiet & I added papers by Carrie Stephens from her Spontnaneous Delight Collection. This album prints perfectly on the Avery 53215 printable tags!

You can buy a copy of Lucy's awesome book now (they make great Mother's Day gifts!!) by clicking HERE or on the image of the cover above. I've given several of these out & everybody tells me that they went back & bought more to give to their mom or to other women they know & love. For all sales made from this link, I'm donating all proceeds to charity!

Leave some love for Lucy to get a freebie - and one lucky person will win a signed copy of the book & another will win a cool hat!

Take care, Meg