Saturday, April 30, 2011

Today was fun but so busy

I'm starting to live my dream. I'm selling my blankets. I have been making blankets for about 15 years. Given as gifts and used in my own family,

Today I made two blankets, and cut and started to pieced together together a Memory blanket.  The two items I think people will like. My kids helped out. I had Marysa and Joey tacking patches and pulling pins from finished blankets.  It was nice to see them excited.

Joey wants me to keep the the blankets. All I can think is my house has more blankets than any house on earth and really we don't need to keep another.

Marysa and I also hit the sale at Joann's. More bright fabric hopefully to draw some attention to my website.

Oh the website is . A bunch of gently used Fluff is there now but I do have one of my creations up so far. Hop over and tell me what you think. I'd love feed back.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Meet Sandbox Lane Giveaway

The Winner is #133
Lindsay's Family Reviews and Giveaways
You have until June 2nd to contact me with your mailing information and what cloth diaper you would like from Sandbox Lane. If you do not contact me I will be forced to choose another winner.


Thank you Linda for letting me honor your small company. I hope this helped boost your site traffic and if you know someone who could benefit from a small business shout out you know where to send them :-)

Thank you to all my participants. I hope you play for a chance to win another you pick the prize. The new giveaway starts at 12:01 am June 1st PST.


Here's a shout out to a new company I thought a Pay It Forward was worthy.

*if you are a new company and want to have your own Giveawy please contact me. I love helping people out.

Sandbox Lane was launched in 2011 just a few months after our first baby was born. We wanted to create a store that sold eco-friendly products at affordable prices because we could never find a store that had everything we wanted for her all at one place. When we choose products, we decided we'd only sell products we can stand behind and would suggest to our friends and family. We also wanted to make sure it would carry a big enough selection for others as well. We are always updating our inventory and wanting feedback what others want to see. Our goal is spread the word bringing eco-friendly products into a child's world can make a lasting effect on their life to come.

Our team is created of a menagerie of creative and green-minded people who want to make a difference. Our office is in beautiful Southern California. In our spare time, you'll find our team cycling, running, gardening, playing with our kids, and finding excuses to soak up the sun!

This store started as a way to spread our love for a greener lifestyle and turned into something so much more. The knowledge we've obtained and all the wonderful people we've met online makes us feel truly blessed.

*****So here's the rules. This is  Pay It Forward. So I want to hear what your doing to make this world a little Greener.

I need to hit 50 followers by May 31st when the winner will be chosen to win a diaper of their choice from Sandbox Lane my treat.

This giveaway will close on Tuesday  Mary 31, 2011 at 8:59 PM PST. The winner will be chosen via Random.Org.

Please be honest. This is for fun. I will be verifying this information. Links and tags are a must to find things easier. Entries that can't be verified will be deleted. If you need help, please don't hesitate to ask.

Winner will be contacted via email via Google Connect within 24 hours after the close of the giveaway. You will then have 48 hours to respond or the prize will be redrawn.

Let the fun begin!

  • Mandatory Must follow GFC and let me know. + 1 entry
  • Blurb something Green  as a Pay It Forward for my readers. +2 entry
  • Post about the giveaway on Twitter and let me know +1 entry ( can be done multiple times. No more than 1 every 2 hours)
  • Post to FaceBook and let me know +1 entry
  • Like SandBox Lane on FaceBook and let me know +1 entry
  • Follow @sandboxlane on Twitter and let me know.  +1 entry
  • Follow me on Twiiter @pinkradish and let me know +1 entry

And the winner is.......

The entries as of 8:59 pm PST are listed below in order. You have until 8:59 pm PST to respond via email on Sunday May 1,2011.

The Winner is #7 Courtney Fisk!

A note from the author:
Congratulations on winning the contest!

I truely hope that you enjoy this book with its collection of true short stories about my little bunnies Rain-drop and Peek-a-boo.

Many thanks!

Sheryl Marie

Entries in order
      1. Christina
      2. Jamie
      3. Jamie
      4. nickandkathrine
      5. Courtney Fisk
      6. Courtney Fisk
      7. Courtney Fisk
      8. Courtney Fisk
      9.  ktgonyea
      10. The Knapps
      11. micki
      12. Jessie
      13. Angelica
      14. Angelica
      15. Jessie
      16. Jessie
      17. lclazar029
      18. lclazar029
      19. lclazar029
      20. lclazar029
      21. lclazar029
      22. danielle

      Please come back and join in the Meet Sandbox Lane Giveaway!

Making a full flip to Flip

I know you'd think Flip was paying me. They are not. I however have found a diaper that meets my needs finally. I have decided to sell off my entire stash of diapers.

Some are listed and the rest will be soon at  My new web store that in the near future will feature some very usable and cute products for Toddler and Preschool aged children.

I have Free Shipping this week only. April 29th through May 6th.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Weight Loss Journal

OK that's not a photo of me. It is my Mii on my Wii. Everyday I weigh myself on the Wii Fit. Everyday my Wii say ohh your over weight to me. Well I'm on the line now. I can't wait to her the Wii tell me your normal.

If you've been following along you know on Feb 22,2011 on my doctors scale I weighed in at 198 pounds. I was told I needed to loose weight to reduce the stress on my back. Today is Apr 28, 2011 and I am 175 pounds. I am so happy. In one pound I will have made the half way mark to my goal.

I'm still counting my calories with My Fitness Pal and I'm still having fun with it.

I'll check back in with my goals in about a week with a real ME photo.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I bet you didn't know catsup can magically appear in a 9 year old boys hair.

Once  upon a time on a Tuesday night in late April my son Joey met me at my car."Mom"" he says "want to hear some thing weird? I was standing in the living room and all of a sudden I felt something on my head and it was covered in catsup."

Hmm...... as a Mama of boys I know he had something to do with it. OK he had everything to do with it. He was the only child in the room. His sisters at their other parents houses. His little brothers at daycare and his Dad resting in the bedroom with a headache.

I glanced at the room. No catsup on the ceiling. Thank goodness. There is a nest of pillows on the living room floor near my sofa made out of every pillow, blanket and sofa cushion in the house. I ask Joey to pick up his mess. I proceed to the back yard to water the garden and back into the house to start dinner. Joey mentions there is catsup on the floor. He wont show me where.

I put my mad Mama ninja skills into action. Go over to the area where I saw a plate of catsup the night before. There on the floor in front of the sofa a huge spot of catsup. The table that use to have a plate and some mail on it is cleared. I touch the table it's sticky. I look be hind the sofa where the pillows and blankets are stored. There is the plate of catsup, the mail and all the pillows and blankets covered in catsup.

I ask Joey did he see the catsup all over all the pillows and blankets. "No Mom. I swear there was no catsup over there and I did nothing."

Holy cow. This kid is going to kill me. No one around to blame so catsup magic appears all over the livingroom and his head.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Earthy Chruchy Mama

Kudos are to be given where kudos are deserved. Earthy Crunchy Mama is once again one of my favorite Flip places to shop. Last week I placed my second order. More Flip disposable inserts and covers. I'm a pay check to pay check kind of Mama. I have five kids. I have dreams there for I watch my pennies and dimes.

My five favorite things about Earthy Crunchy Mama:

1: She is a person. I first met her when she posted on Twitter needing advice for her New born cloth diaper program. I like people. Real people.

2: She's green. I have been teased since I first registered to vote 17 years ago as part of the Green Party. Called a hippy. Well I love my Earth. I want it to be as beautiful for my Great Grand children as it is now for my children.This woman's whole job is to sell products real every day people can use to make sure my kids and thier kids will have a beautiful planet.

3: She carries compostable disposable diapering products for a busy Mama like me. I have five kids. I work full time. I garden, I go on extension field trips of what my kids are learning in school and I cloth diaper. I need to know I can live with out destroying everything I love. I buy Flip Disposable inserts knowing I can throw them in my compost bin and life will renew.

4: Her shipping and handling is under priced. Makes me feel like I'm getting the best deal n earth. $5.95 under $75 bucks and free over. How cool is that? I shipped two bummis whisper wraps and I know it was more than $5.95. She shipped my 4 packages of inserts and four covers for free. I also got a little something Green, That's right  Rock in Green Cloth diaper detergent. Awfully nice of her I'd say.

5: She gives good  Great customer service. I waited a full week waiting on my second order. I e-mailed her on a holiday and got a quick reply, advice and a $5.00 gift code. All above and beyond what was needed. I will shop with her, refer her and let you know her shop is worth it.

Take a click over to and know you'll be a happy customer like me. Oh yeah she does baby, Mama and kitchen goodies. Fun, Fun for everyone.


Just something I was interested in other readers may be too.

Last year my hubs bestie had a birthday. A guest at the party was reading Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity. by David Foster Wallace. I bought it. I was more interested in the author than his work as I often am. This quick blurb may interest you. If it doesn't the blog is interesting and worth some time reading.

David Foster Wallace