Archives for October 2008


Happy Halloween from Giggles & Sugar Kisses!
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Can You Steal This?

Lets see if you can steal this! After having her Obama sign stolen, an Austin, TX woman decided to take things to a new level. She used 12 cans of spray paint to permanently mark her front lawn with an Obama logo.

I’ve heard people complaining about their signs being stolen, but none have used this measure to replace it, lol. I believe people should have the right to express their candidate of choose at or in their home and not have to endure someone else’s disapproval or desire to possess their sign.  I admire this lady for fighting back. 

Shannon Bennett used the logo on her stolen Obama sign as a guide to the symbol painted on her lawn. How does her neighbor feel about the new lawn decoration, her neighbor who is a Republican admires her grit and thinks the symbol is pretty too.
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Bloggy Giveaways!

We’ve joined the Bloggy Giveaways! We have a practical, but adorable fall themed towel cake for one lucky visitor. It includes a delicious candle for your kitchen and 9 – 10 kitchen items, which includes dish cloths, oven mitts, and utensils.

How do you win? Just browse our blog and leave us comment. We recently had a make over and would love to hear what you think about the design and content. We will select a random winner of this towel cake on Saturday, November 2, from the posts. The winner will have 3 days to respond to notification. Failure to respond will result in disqualification. Entries with invalid email addresses will be disqualified as well. Give Away is open to U.S. Residents 18+ only. We have several other Give Aways listed on our blog, be sure to enter while you’re here. If you like our blog become a subscriber and you can enter our Give Aways twice. As a subscriber you will be one of the first to know about our great monthly give aways: Personalized Confetti
Personalized Children’s Placemat
Mia Bella Votive Candles
Diaper Clutch
Child ID Kit
Personalized Children’s CD
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Personalized Placemat Give Away

Is this party table fabulous or what? It’s set with placemats from a boutique named Lilybella. Lilybella is listed on my Top 100 Urbane Baby Boutique Sites and this table shows why.

I fell in love with the Choo Choo placemats at Lilybella and we’re sure our Bloggy Give Away visitors will too. My grandson was turning 1 and had just started eating finger foods. I thought how perfect to use when he’s visiting. He loves for Gran to put his finger foods on her coffee table. He likes to walk around and pick up a piece when he wants it. We chose the Choo Choo placemat, personalized with my grandson’s name, and we love it. It’s a quality product and easy to clean. I just tuck it in a drawer with my other placemats when he’s finished. This placemat is fabulicious! It gets 3 snaps, a booty shake and goes in Grandma’s bag for sure!

Lilybella has a variety of placemats and other gifts that are perfect for a birthday, baby shower or Christmas gift. The placemats just happen to be my favorite. Lilybella has the Pretty Princess Line, Perfect Kitty, Dino Tracks, and Fluttering Flower. They also have drink ware that would perfect with the placemats. I will be ordering the personalized Pretty Princess placemat for one of my niece’s Christmas gift. She’s 2.

Lilybella has offered a personalized placemat to one of our readers. Don’t you love it! You could be a winner, here’s how: Visit Lilybella and let us know which placemat you gave a booty shake. You could win it. We will select a winner from our posts, and Lilybella will send your favorite placemat directly to you.

Give Away ends November 25, 2008 and is open to US Residents 18+ only. Winner will have 3 days to respond to notification or they will be disqualified. Posts with invalid email addresses will be disqualified. If you subscribe or you are a current subscriber, you may enter twice. If you subscribe to both the blog and newsletter at Giggles & Sugar Kisses, you may enter three times. Get those booties shaking and hop over to Lilybella.

For more Bloggy Give Aways click here. Good Luck!
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Bloggy Give Away – Babycakes Clutch Give Away

We’ve found the most adorable diaper bags, mother/daughter totes, and laptop bags at Babycakes Boutique. We thought our Bloggy Give Away visitors would want to know about these great finds too. These bags will make great baby shower, new baby, birthday or Christmas gifts. The quality is superb. I had the pleasure of receiving the clutch shown above. It is soooo cute. It’s great to use when you only need to take a few items like keys, credit cards, or your license to run errands. It’s also great for a few diapers and wipes. Grandma loves finding posh items. This little number is fun and the fabric is funky. It definitely gets 3 snaps, a booty shake and goes in the Grandma bag.

Debbie, the owner of Babycakes, has proven herself to be a very talented lady. Debbie started sewing when she was 9. Can you believe it. The bags and accessories at Babycakes Boutique are all handmade. The detail and craftsmanship shows in each product. She has a diverse selection of fabrics too. I have my eye on one of the messenger bags. It would be great for grandma’s new Toshiba Satellite, lol.

You can win a clutch for yourself. Here’s how: visit Babycakes Boutique and browse around. Leave us a comment on which bag peaked your interest. If you’re a current subscriber or you subscribe to our blog, you can enter twice. Subcribe to Giggles & Sugar Kisses newsletter and you can enter three times.

This give away is open to US and Canada residents 18+. Give Away ends mid-night November 1, 2008. Posts with invalid email addresses will be disqualified. Winner will have 3 days to respond to our notification. Failure to respond will result in another winner being selected. For more Bloggy Give Aways click here. Have fun browsing and good luck!post signature

Bloggy Give Away – Child ID Bracelet

Do you worry about losing your child when you’re shopping or at an amusement park? Most parents do and we giving our Bloggy Giveaway visitors a chance to win this Child ID Kit.

My grandson is walking now, and his safety has crossed my mind more than once during the last month. Most recently last week when my daughter was shopping for a birthday gift for a party they were attending. Instead of putting him in a shopping cart she decided to let him walk with her. Once inside the store, she found it difficult to shop and keep her eye on him. Duh!Sometimes mother has to let her learn things the hard way, but my grandchild’s safety is not where I want to teach her a lesson or allow her to learn on her own. I thought to myself, what if she was alone and he wondered off. I imagined a clerk on the intercom announcing that they had a baby boy who was wearing jeans, white Niki’s and a green polo shirt at the front desk. Let me tell you, that thought didn’t set well with Grandma.

I remembered a child safety kit that had been offered to Giggles & Sugar Kisses as a Give Away, and I decided this was the pefect time to list the kit on my blog. Kay Green, Owner of My Precious Child, offers several Child Safety kits that we thought you should know about. I really like the kit that includes 8 products: ID cards, Medical Release Cards, Shoe Stickers, Car Seat ID Card, Luggage Tag ID Cards, and more. This Child Safety Pack is the winner of the 2006 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award. The only award program to be honored by Disney. Kay’s site states that 90% of missing pets have an ID, but only 2% of missing kids have IDs. What’s wrong with this picture?

Please join Kay and I in ensuring that your child is safe all year. Here’s how: visit My Precious Child and take a look at the Child Safety products. Return to our blog and leave us a comment on the safety kits. In return, My Precious Child will offer a Safety Kit to one of our readers.

Subscribe to our blog, and you may enter this Give Away twice. List this great Give Away on your blog with a link back to us and you may enter three times. Give Away is open to USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand residents 18+ and ends November 1, 2008 at mid-night. Winner will have 3 days to respond to the notification. Safety Kit will be shipped directly from My Precious Child.
For more Bloggy Giveaways click here. Good luck and please remember to keep your child safe at all signature

Blog Awards

I’ve received a blog award by Jess at Nothing But Purple. Thanks Jess! This is my first blog award and I’m excited. The blog is awarded for blog content and design. I love that others find my blog charming and they recognize that I have strived to create a diverse blog that everyone will enjoy.

Here’s the meaning of the award: ‘“This blog invests and believes, in ‘proximity’ [meaning, that blogging makes us ‘close’ – being close through proxy] “They are all charming blogs, and the majority of them aim to show the marvels of friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate?”Then let’s try to give more attention to them!”

As the recipient of this award, I must select at least 8 bloggers whose blog content and design are worthy of the Blog Academy Award. Once I make my selection, I must visit their blogs and leave a comment to notify them that they have been awarded the Blog Academy Award. Here are my selections:

Oh My Baby
Sassy Pink Boutique
A Wrestling Addicted Mom

Mommy’s Idea
Peyton’s Mamasita
The Momma Hood
My Sippy Cup Runneth Over
A Cowboy’s Wife

I’m heading over to the listed blogs to notify them of their Blog Academy Award! Be sure to visit them.

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Teen Beauty Queen Arrested

What a beautiful young lady. She’s Miss Teen Louisiana. It seems that Miss Louisiana has curves in all the right places, but a dent in her head. According to Fox News, Lindsey Evans and a few friends were arrested for leaving a restaurant without paying their bill. Lindsey forgot her purse, duh, and decided to return to the restaurant to retrieve it. She and her friends were arrested.

The bill was $46.07. Miss Louisiana was also booked for possession of marijuana that was found in her purse. This young lady is 18, so this could leave a permanent mark on her record.

After I read the story, I wondered what goes through our youth’s mind. At 18 you know that your actions are wrong. Why would you ruin your life for $46.07? My heart goes out to her parents most of all. From the photos on her web page, they have invested a great deal of love, energy, time, and money into this young lady so she could have a successful life. To have to retrieve her from jail had to be heart breaking.

This a case of beauty and no brains if I have ever seen one. Let me know your thoughts.

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Wordless Wednesday

Fall Has Arrived
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MJennings Designs Is Stamping!

MJennings Designs is stamping. That’s right Melissa Jennings has added a new product to her jewelry line. We checked it out, and it’s adorable. The above picture shows her son’s name. The design is simple, but each piece is unique. Melissa can stamp a name, date and or a phrase of your choice! The charms can be placed on a rubber or leather cord. I love the necklace.  I’m picturing it with my grandson’s name.  Nice Christmas gift for Gran, lol.  She can also create earrings or bracelets. The price for this piece starts at $15.00 and up. You can check out Melissa’s new designs at

Keep creating this beautiful numbers Melissa!  We love them.

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