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Friday, April 30, 2010

Our Lips are Sealed

What do you do if you are a mom blogger with your mom blogger friends?
Make a Lip Dub of a kick a$& 80's song, of course!!
Check out me and my buds Suz (Alive in Wonderland), Marcy (The Glamorous Life Association), Andrea (Hip Moms Who Work), Roxanne (Me and My Monster) & Beckey (Hippo Brigade) make fools of ourselves...
If you can't get enough, and want to see me in all my awesomeness, check out the next one! We did it in one take with my makeshift webcam...
(stop laughing!)

Still can't get enough!?!?!?
Check out my post over at the OC Moms Blog about Facebook. I reveal some Facebook statuses that didn't make the cut!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Guys' Day Out - Ocean Institute

While us gals were enjoying some bridal shower fun (see the awesome flower bow favors), Hot Hubby took Eli out for a Guys' Day at the beach.
(Pictured large to small. We are 4.5 peas in a pod!)
The boys stumbled upon the Ocean Institute in Dana Point during a search for a fun beach. Our pirate obsessed son was drawn in by the Pilgrim, a tall ship parked in the harbor.
They paid admission ($4.50 for Eli and $6.50 for Daddy) and got to explore the institute! First was the octopus who was surprisingly more active that usual... or so they were told!
Petting the starfish and exploring the pirate ship! (FYI- Don't be late for the 11:45 tour! They got there at 11:47 and had to jump a gate to get in.)
Eli wants one of these at home. I guess the t-ball cannon isn't cutting it anymore!
Daddy let Eli do whatever he wanted... which was throw rocks. Oh to be a 3-year-old boy!

It was a good day!
What better way to top off the Guys' Day than dinner at Red Robin...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Laundry break = Twilight T-ball

We were sick.
The whole fam-damily!
Throw-up was involved.
I took a break from laundry and the hubby and kiddos got outside for some twilight T-ball.
As if you need another reason to live in Orange County... check out this sky.
 Eli starts his first T-ball team next month. Hot Hubby is more than excited!
Cora could care less.
Our tee is from Nannie and Nonno... we mostly use it as a pirate cannon!
I'm sure you're wondering why the kiddos aren't wearing Lids... they are in the laundry! They are washer/dryer safe, you know!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day 2010!
I thought I would share a little Earth Day fodder...
*If you're a OC local head on over to the etnies company store and buy a pair of shoes.
Why? (you're thinking)
The answer:
Decline a bag or bring your own reusable one and get 10% off!!
I had the chance to visit etnies about 6 months ago and I can honestly tell you that the founder/owner, Pierre Andre Senizergues, of etnies has a passion for the environment that is infectious! My favorite quote from Pierre that day was,
"We can make a bamboo shoe, but if the process of making the shoe still generates the some carbon emissions, what's the point?"
WOW! I had never thought about that! When we buy organic, we assume the factory making it is Green. That may not be the case!! etnies switched factories and was able to decrease 20% of their carbon emissions! Check out their Eco-Audit here. It will make you proud to buy the shoes! Plus they are really cute.
*You all know I'm big on saving. I really believe every penny counts!! Show your kiddos with Pennies for the Planet that even one person donating one penny can make a big difference for the environment.
Funding from this year's Pennies for the Planet program will protect endangered coastlines, including:
~Safeguarding Louisiana coastal marshes and helping to support the scientists and volunteers restoring them
~Protecting nesting shore birds like the Western Snowy Plover that live on California's sea shores, and
~Restoring Florida's Panther Island to improve the water quality and habitat for endangered Florida panthers, wood storks, and gopher tortoises.
This program is geared for school age kiddos (starting with 2nd grade) but I'm sure you can still donate. You probably won't qualify for the prizes... BUT it's not about the prizes anyway... it's about teaching your kiddos that they can have a positive impact on the environment! Visit Pennies for the Planet for all the info!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Summer Lid!

If you wear a Summer Lid...
No one will notice you're in your underwear...
(Eli threw up before before coming into the Swapper so Hot Hubby stripped him down and came in anyway. We fit right in. How great is that Lid!?!?)

More Wordless Wednesday fun at Angry Julie Monday.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Swapper overview and bullies...

Hello my friends!
We had a blast at the Swapper yesterday!
I'm pretty tired today... so tired that I let the kiddos eat fruit snacks for breakfast.
Here is a whrrl overview of the OC Marketplace and a bit about Claim Jumper's awesome customer service last night!! 
Wow... impressive!!

More check-ins at OC Marketplace
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More to come!
But while you wait for the post comment on this story about how I dealt with Eli and Cora Jane's first bully at Chick-fil-a over at the Orange County Moms Blog
Warning: I won't be getting the Mother of the Year award.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

OC Marketplace Invite

Eli's Lids will be at the OC Marketplace tomorrow all day long.
You should come visit.
It's the longest day ever.
Please come visit.
Pretty Please... with Hot Tamales on top!
We'll have a full stock of Lids and tees.
AND there will be a preview of our new Summer Lid.
AND we'll be sharing our booth with...

If that doesn't entice you enough... you can pick up some awesome produce there.

**WARNING: Read this before going to the Swapper.**
Vital information you should know first!

Admission is only $2 (kiddos under 12 FREE)!
at the OC Fairs & Events Center
88 Fair Drive - Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lids, Legging and Snap Peas...

A perfect brisk Spring walk needs:
...Leggings... (get em' here)
...and Snap Peas!
Visit Angry Julie for more Wordless Wednesdays!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Something new...

In case you haven't noticed I haven't been blogging much lately.
It's not because my belly is a-growing by the second.
It's not because I'm planning something AWESOME with Blessed Nest and BYOG. (trust me you'll love it!!)
It's not because I have some fun videos coming out with She's Crafty and She's Cookin'.
It's not because I'm prepping for the OC Marketplace with Sweet Lily Tutus this Sunday. (4/18 in Costa Mesa. Come visit!!)
Or because the weather is finally good and I've been kicking it at the park with Bosh Images!
It's because something new is coming at Eli's Lids!!
A new website.
A new beach tee.
And a new Summer Lid!
Forget those lame bucket hats...
You expect more out of us right!?!?!?!
You'll love our new style... but I can't show you yet!
Stay tuned: Our Summer Lid will debut the first week in May.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dumb Donald - Wordless Wednesday

Cora Jane loves puting Lids on all by herself.
Sometimes they are inside out...
Sometimes she is just silly!
Does that remind you on anyone?
Who knew?
I should have known Cora Jane's fashion was inspired by the 70's after her love of the jumpsuit when Eli found the Easter bunny's house last year!!

More Wordless Wednesday fun visit Angry Julie and here.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter from our eggs...

Eggcellent time this year decorating eggs with feathers, googlie eyes  and glitter. (Finally found a hard boiled egg recipe that works!!)
 Got up for the 7am service. We were actually on time... shocking!!
We (us and the family we went with) were the only people with kiddos. But they did great amidst all the older folks.

I  even broke out the pearls...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pretend City and Bosh Images Photography Worshop

We have winners!
Monica from Modern Peanut won the Family 4 pack to Pretend City!

Thanks for playing everybody. 
I wish I had prizes for all.
Speaking of prizes...
I have a little secret (no mom, we aren't having twins!). Blessed Nest, BYOG and Eli's Lids are planning something fun especially for our fellow Mom Bloggers. 
Details coming at the end of the month. 
Launch date Mother's Day!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter at dippin' dots

Our first Easter activity was last Sunday over at dippin' dots in Fountain Valley!
The Easter bunny was there!
The crew was all there...
 Have you heard of dippin' dots??
It's ice cream in little balls.
Super Fun.
Super Yummy.
Everybody loves em'.
I had banana split, Hot Hubby got Snickers and the kiddos got their usual... RAINBOW!!
Here is a lesson on how to eat them so you are prepared:
Most folks can just eat them with a spoon...
If you have a little trouble, you can fill your spoon then pick the dots off the spoon with your fingers...
Or you can just use your fingers...
Or forget everything and do this...
"You're Welcome!!!"
You never know who you'll spot at dippin' dots.
Of course you'll see Debbie the dippin' dot woman and if you're lucky you might catch Angry Julie with Angry Toddler chomping on some dots! (Adam the Dad was there too!)
Thanks for the Easter celebration dippin' dots! Can't wait to visit again!

Need some last minute Easter basket tips. Check out my post over at Blessed Nest here!
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