Judy’s Bottle Holder Give Away

As mothers with infants there are times when we need 8 hands. Judy, the owner, of Judy’s Bottle holder understood our dilemma. Judy and her team spent 12 years developing a bottle holder to assist us with feedings. They developed a flexible bottle-holding device that allows caregivers to safely hold and feed their babies with one arm while performing other simple tasks with the other hand. Unlike bottle proppers, Judy’s Bottle Holder promotes proper positional feeding and requires adult supervision. Judy’s Bottle Holder has been endorsed by
Pediatricians. Not only is it physician-endorsed, it has been hospital approved and designated as ergonomically correct.

I was thrilled when I received the opportunity to review the holder. I found it to be sturdy, and loved the fact that it comes in a variety of bright colors like yellow, purple, pink, blue and turquoise. The portion of the holder that is used to house the bottle expands and it is movable, so it can hold a variety of bottles and you can adjust it so it is comfortable for you and baby. I was concerned that the holder would feel heavy around my neck when I tried it initially, but it’s actually quite comfortable. I was able to hold my nephew and feed him while I performed a variety of tasks such as answer the phone, pour a cup of coffee, open the front door etc. It truly frees up one of your hand to do other things.

I do want to mention that when I watched the video on Judy’s site, I thought the holder was wide. It is not; however, the fact that it is narrow doesn’t take away from the comfort around your neck or its ability to hold the bottle.

I believe the bottle holders would make a great gift for a new mom. Judy was kind enough to send two holders. That means we have two holders to give away to our readers. You could be a winner. Here’s how: visit Judy’s Bottle Holder and view the video on her fabulous holder. Come back and leave us a comment on what you liked about the holder. A winner will be selected from the posts. (Please note we only have two holders, 1 yellow and 1 purple). You may state your preference, but you may not receive the color of your choice).
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This give away is open to US and Canada Residents 18+. Give Away will end October 16, 2009 at mid-night.

Where’s My Go-Go Boots?

Do You Love These boots? You know you want them, lol. I recently celebrated my birthday and I’ve been reminiscing about the 60’s and 70’s. This is the era that I grow up in. I’ve posted about events and slang during the 60’s, I’ll focus on fashion in this post.


In the 60’s and 70’s I really wasn’t into the Hippie look. My favorite outfits were bell bottoms, halter tops (back outs) minis, and my white Go Go boots. I was a “fox” if I must say so myself. For those who don’t know, fox was 60/70’s slang for an attractive woman. Fashion in the 60 and 70’s was bold and fun. The colors were vivid yellow, orange, purple, and blues.

I loved my Go Go boots. I remember my boots as if I just took them off. They were white with a low heel and a side zipper. Go Go boots were suppose to fit tightly around your calf, but my legs were so skinny at that time I had to wrap paper towels around them so my boots would fit snugly. Oh, those were the days. My Go Go boots and skinny legs are long gone, but the memories remain. Go Go boots became the rage when the song “These Boots Were Made for Walkin” became popular. Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Frank Sinatra, performed the song.

I wore my Go Go boots with mini skirts and tights or hot pants and tights. In the 60’s mini skirts and hot pants were tasteful. I wore my mine with fishnet or window pane stockings. I actually found fishnets at Wal-Mart last year. They brought back memories.

Another favorite was my back out, i.e. halter top. I wore my halter top with hip hugger bell bottom jeans and a fringe bell. I also had yellow and pink bell bottoms. I was looking good, at least I thought I was. In the 70’s I adored my maxi dresses. They are making a come back, and I feel just as comfortable in them today as I did in the 70’s.

I sported an Afro too. I spent alot of time shaping it with a pick similar to the one shown.  My hair was long and thick, so my Afro was huge.  I looked like a stick with a big bush on top of it, OMG.  I don’t know how I carried all that hair.  To make matters worst, which at the time I thought I was looking good, I wore blue eye shadow, a line of blush on my cheeks and lip gloss.  I wish I had pictures to show you how fashionable and fly I was back in the day.  I know I would have you on the floor, but you’ll have to use your imagination on this one.  This era has passed, but it was a fun time in my life and I love looking back on it. I wouldn’t trade those years for anything.

What was fashionable back in the day for you? Leave us a comment and tell us about your favorite outfits growing up.

Zucchini Hor D’oeuvre

  • 3 cups finely chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 – -2 bud(s) of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (chopped) or flakes
  • 4 eggs (slightly) beaten
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


Grease 9x12x3 pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients. Place in pan and bake 30-40 minutes. Check moistness, if too wet bake for an additional 5 – 10 minutes.

Words – Slang of the 60’s

I recently celebrated my birthday, and I’ve been reflecting on my years growing up. I born was in 1960. You remember the 1960’s or at least heard of the hippies, psychedelic era, go go boots, hot pants, mini skirts, the peace sign, and Woodstock. There was alot going on during those years. I thought I would bring back a few memories or education those who were born years later to historic events, slang, fashion etc. during that time.


I was born in 1960, so I would have been between the age of newborn – 9 years old during this time. I grow up in a small town, so there wasn’t many places to go or hang out. We just walked around town and just had fun. I remember seeing teenagers sitting on what we called “The Wall” just hanging out. They wore jeans, headbands, tie-dyed shirts, love beads, and walked barefoot or wore flip flops. It was the era of Peace and Love.

One of my fondest memories is my mother buying dye so we could tie-dye shirts in the backyard. She purchased tee shirts for us, and helped us place the rubberbands on the shirts in just the right spots. She repeated constantly, “Tie them tight”. It was important that the rubber band be on the shirt tightly so we achieve the right circular affect. We had wore bell bottom jeans and peace signs. We had a great time.

Here is some of the slang that was used in the 1960’s. I’m sure it will generate a few giggles:

  • A Gas – Having fun.
  • Ape: Upset, emotional etc.
  • Bad Ass – Someone who appeared tough
  • Ball – To party or have a good time
  • Bum a Smoke – Borrow a cigarette from somebody
  • Bitchin’ – Great or good
  • Book – Leave the scene
  • Bookin’ – Moving fast
  • Bread – Money
  • Bummed Out – Down or depressed
  • Burn Rubber – Squeal tires and leave a rubber burn
  • Candyass – Someone seen as a wimp or uncool
  • Chick – a girl/woman
  • Clean – Looking good
  • Crash – Go to bed or to sleep
  • Cruising – To drive around town looking for members of the opposite sex.
  • Decked Out – Dressed Up
  • Dibs – To own it.
  • Dig – Do you understand what’s being said?
  • Don’t Sweat It – Don’t let something bother you.
  • Far-out – Sonething is awesome
  • Fine as Wine – Someone who is good-looking
  • Fink – Tattletale
  • Five Finger Discount – Something obtained by stealing it
  • Flower Child – A Hippie
  • Fox – A good looking chick
  • Fuzz – The Police
  • Groovy – Something is cool or nice.
  • Hang Loose – Take it easy
  • Hickey – A passion mark on the neck.
  • Hip – To be cool.
  • Hunk – A good looking guy.
  • Later – Goodbye
  • Lay It On Me – Tell me about it.
  • Loaded – Someone who is drunk.
  • Make Out – Kissing
  • Moon – To drop your pants and show your bare butt
  • Old Lady or Old Man – Mom and Dad.
  • On the Rag – In a bad mood.
  • Pig – A Cop
  • Rap – To talk/have a conversation
  • Ride – A car, truck, or motorcycle
  • Right On – Exactly/got that right.
  • Score – To have sex with a girl.
  • Shades – Sunglasses
  • Shotgun – The passenger seat of the car.
  • Skirt – A girl
  • Split – To leave
  • Square – Not cool
  • Stacked – A girl with a nice shape.
  • The Bird – The middle finger.
  • Threads – Nice Clothes.

I hope you enjoyed our list of 60’s slang. We want to know what was happening during your birth year. Leave us a comment with the slang that was popular during that time or add to our list of 60’s slang.

Wordless Wednesday

On Top Of The Rocky Mountains

Crockpot – Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

  • 8 to 12 ounces ham, diced
  • 8 to 10 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery or cream of potato soup
  • paprika, optional


Layer half of the ham, potatoes, and onions in slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then the shredded cheese. Repeat with remaining ham, potatoes, onions, salt, pepper, and cheese. Pour condensed soup over the top then sprinkle with a little paprika, if desired. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or until potatoes are tender.Serves 6 to 8.

Quotable Sunday

It’s Quotable Sunday thanks to Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni. Today we list a few of our favorite quotes. Since today is my birthday, I decided to do birthday quotes.

Getting old ain’t for sissies.- Betty Davis

After 30, a body has a mind of its own.- Bette Midler

Looking fifty is great–if you’re sixty.- Joan Rivers

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of you to the world. – Picasso

The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. – Lucille Ball

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. – George Harrison

The only constant thing in this world is change – and birthdays every year! – Unknown

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. –John Mason

I hope that you enjoyed my birthday quotes. If you’re interested in joining us, stop at A Daily Dose of Toni and add your link. We’ll stop by and visit you.

Looks Who’s Turning 2

Newborn – Heading to the Nursery

1st Birthday Party

Eating His Favorite Snack Last Week

It’s hard to believe that my little sweetie is turning 2 in a few weeks. I remember the day he came into this world like it was yesterday. I snapped the top photo of him when he was being taking to the nursery from the delivery room. My life changed forever at that moment, he truly became a part of my heart. There has not been one day that I have not thought about this precious baby boy in the past 2 years.


This is Gran holding him for the first time at the hospital. What a moment it was for me. He was the smallest little fellow. He weighted 5 lbs. 5 oz. I could hold him in the palm of my hand. Quite a difference from my 8 lb. daughter when she was born. I remember telling myself to be gentle, I guess I thought he would break. Everything we purchased was too big for him. Incredibly, the doctors told us that he was going to be a big baby. We were expecting him to weigh around 8 – 9 lbs. Didn’t happen. As you can see he had a head full of coal black hair, which my daughter claims caused pretty of heartburn. She too was born with a head full of hair.

 
It didn’t take Xavier long to make up for his weight deficit. He ate around the clock causing sleep deprivation for everyone in the household. He ended up being nicknamed Gran’s “Lil Butterball”. His legs had rolls of fat, nice little drumsticks for Gran to kiss on. I look at him and some days I see his mom. Other days I see his dad.
 
My beautiful daughter is pictured in the center photo at the top. She’s holding Xavier after he dived into the cake at his first birthday party. She’s the love of my life and she will always will be, but Xavier holds a special place. It’s a place that only a grandchild is allowed to enter into. There is nothing that I would not do for him. He brings so much joy into my life. I’ve heard other people talk about how great it is to be a grandparent, it’s so true. Although I want him to be raised properly, I know that I would allow him to get away with much more than I allowed my daughter to get away with. I have to restrain myself when she’s disciplining him. I just want to scoop him up and protect him from what I perceive to be harm. That includes Mean Ole Mommy and Daddy. Can you keep a secret? I purchased the set below for Xavier, it contains our secret code for Ole Mommy and Daddy. That’s right “Monster”. Remember it’s a secret. Can I trust you? Seriously, they are wonderful parents and would never bring harm to this little gem.


The past 2 years have been so wonderful and they’ve gone by so fast. We’re planning Xavier’s party for September 26th. Elmo and Xavier will be the stars. He adores Elmo and watches Sesame Street faithfully. Gran gets a reprieve this year, The Jumping Monkey will be the host. I believe the Jumping Money is popular in the southern states. I had never heard of it, and goggled it when my daughter announced the location. At first I was disappointed that we would not be doing the preparations, but now I’m looking forward to just purchasing a few gifts and enjoying Xavier and his guests. It will give me the opportunity to take lots of pictures for my next scrapbook.

The Jumping Monkey will furnish the cupcakes, plates, cups, etc. as well as the party favor bags, invitations, juice boxes and popcorn. They have games, ride on toys and bounce and ball pits for the kids. We’ll have pizza delivered and everyone should have a grand time. I know that I will.

I need to work on my skills so that I can video a few of the events. I tried videoing last week with my digital camera, OMG. I need serious help. Any suggestions from the video/vlog professionals? Please leave a few of your video tips.

I’m looking forward to my grandson’s 2nd birthday party. Stayed tuned for pictures of a few of my gifts and the party. How did you celebrate your child’s 2nd birthday? Fell free to share any of your memories.

Wordless Wednesday

Potato chips, dip & crabs legs.

Fried Pumpkin Blossoms





I had someone comment on my Mama’s Growing A Pumpkin Patch, Unexpectedly post.  She suggested that I fry the pumpkin blossoms on my plant.  I had never heard of fried pumpkin blossoms, so I decided to Google fried pumpkin blossoms.  I came across several recipes and blogs referencing these treats.  I thought I would share this recipe:

  • 24 pumpkin blossoms
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2/3 cup cracker crumbs

Cut your pumpkin blossoms off where the pumpkin starts on; take the center out and wash well. Make a batter of the milk, eggs, salt and pepper, and dip the blossoms in this batter; then in the cracker crumbs or cornmeal and fry until light brown. Serve hot.

I have not tried this recipe, but I will try it before all of my blooms die out. I hope you enjoy.