Love, Juliebug: August 2013

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I don't know about your kids but my daughter is a huge fan of both coloring and Strawberry Shortcake. There is a new show around called Berry Bitty Mysteries and it's coming out on DVD + Digital Copy September 24, 2013! To celebrate I have a coloring sheet for you to download and print. Just click where it says "Click Here" under the picture below and enjoy! 

Oh, and don't leave just yet - there is a giveaway below that. Thanks to being a Fox Home Entertainment Insider I have a DVD for one of you!




Here is the giveaway. It will be active from today (8/30/13) to Friday 9/13/13!

The winner has been selected! 
If your name is Jenny Q. please check your email and reply to me within 48 hours!




Somehow the first, and second, day of school has come and gone. I don't know why I bothered setting the alarm. She was awake bright and early at 6:30 am sounding a lot like Nemo "It's my first day of school! It's my first day of school!" while she jumped up and down in the hallway. 




She is too cute. She more than happily complied with my photo requests. We drove over to the school and she hopped out of the car. I asked for another photo. "Sure!"


Then, she leaned over and picked a flower. She handed it to me and told me she loved me.


She sure knows the way to make me cry. How precious. My first day without her, for 7 whole hours, was odd. I felt so lost. I watched a grown up movie and chilled out. When time came to get her from school I rejoiced inwardly. This is the big girl I found waiting for me.


Her handmade crown says "My first day was a piece of cake!" She thought that was so funny and had nothing but good things to tell me about her first day. She was so proud that she didn't even get in the time out chair "three times" to which I had to clarify she had not been in trouble even once. 


I was not the only one who missed her. Oh and this was one of her first pieces of art!


She made me giggle when I asked her what it was. It was supposed to be her favorite animal which was, on this day, a zebra. But, it was too hard so she made a jellyfish which was eating her name and was almost done. She's a silly goose and I love her to bits.


My husband and I love Modern Family! We started watching it thanks to my brother in law. I don't know why I didn't watch it from the beginning but it really makes me laugh out loud. The fourth season is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD on September 24, 2013. Love, Juliebug will be giving away a copy of Modern Family: Season 4 to one lucky reader very soon!

Synopsis:
The laughs — and the awards — just keep on coming for the #1-rated “Modern Family,” winner of three consecutive Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series! With Jay and Gloria’s baby on the way and Haley going off to college, the entire Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces some major surprises as they bicker and bond over house-flipping headaches, unwanted play dates, and everything from hot-tempered hormones to in utero karaoke.  Featuring a stellar array of guest stars including Matthew Broderick, Shelley Long and Elizabeth Banks, Season Four takes a heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious look at what it means to be a “Modern Family.” 




Special Features:

·        Deleted and Alternate Scenes
·        Commentary on “Party Crasher”
·        Commentary on “Fulgencio”
·        An Addition to the Family
·        A Day with Eric


·        Commentary on “Career Day”
·        Commentary on “Goodnight Gracie”
·        A Modern Guide to Parenting
·        “Modern Family” Writers
·        Gag Reel




“Modern Family” Season Four Blu-ray
Street Date:                  September 24, 2013
Prebook Date:              August 28, 2013
Screen Format:             Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:              5.1 DTS HD-MA        
Subtitles:                       English / French / Spanish
Total Run Time:            516 minutes
U.S. Rating:                  TV-PG
Closed Captioned:        Yes

“Modern Family” Season Four DVD
Street Date:                  September 24, 2013
Prebook Date:              August 28, 2013
Screen Format:             Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:              5.1 Dolby Digital         
Subtitles:                       English / French / Spanish
Total Run Time:            516 minutes
U.S. Rating:                  TV-PG
Closed Captioned:        Yes





My daughter loves Strawberry Shortcake and I know she will love Berry Bitty Mysteries just as much.
Here is some info about this new DVD coming on September 24th! Stay tuned for a giveaway coming soon!

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Mysteries
Get ready for mischief, mystery and marvelous good times in Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Mysteries.  You’ll follow the clues to fun and adventure as Strawberry and her pals learn to face their fears, become real-life heroines and find some missing VIP’s (Very Important Pets)!  It’s glimmery girl power to the rescue in these stories of friendship!         

Special Features
·        Printable Coloring Pages


Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Mysteries DVD
Street Date:                September 24, 2013
Prebook Date:              August 28, 2013
Screen Format:           Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:                        English: 5.1 DD
                                    Spanish: 2.0 Surround DD
Subtitles:                    English/Spanish
U.S. Rating:               NR
Total Run Time:        66 minutes
Closed Captioned:      Yes

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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My apologies for being so scarce around here. Abby was sick and now, you see, I am too. It's not a regular cold or flu. Oh no, I must be too special for that. I have Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. It's not what Abby was diagnosed with but I am assuming she had a very light form of it. I, on the other hand, have a pretty bad version of it.

Currently, I am typing with a pair of blue gloves on so as not to contaminate the keyboard. Oh yes,  fun stuff. Have you heard of this hand, foot,  and mouth? I had but didn't really know what it was.

I got a fever and then the next day my hands were bothering me. They were sensitive, itchy, and burning. Then, the rash started. Oh the rash. Painful and plentiful. My feet were next, my scalp, and throat.

I'm on the upside now thanks to a blend of oils my friend gave me. Olive Oil with tea tree and thieves oils. Over night after starting the blend I was starting to feel better. Hardly any itchiness or burning though my feet look dreadful. I'd post pictures but I don't want to scare you off!



Today I thought I would concentrate on pins of Etsy stuff I love. I tell you, Pinterest and Etsy are a match made in heaven for this girl. There are so many of both that I want to share with you. But, I'll leave it with these beautiful items. Enjoy!

Love You Forever Custom Hand Carved Tree Trunk Rubber Stamp
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State Love Digital Illustration (custom state, custom color, custom city of choice) - DIGITAL FILE
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Retro Plus Size Apron Black Polka Dot with Aqua
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Curly or Letter Letter with a Rose Iron On
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Sky Blue Clouds and Hearts Washi Tape Hearts on by PrettyTape
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Owl Family Mom Planner
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25% Off. GRILLING KIT: 7 hand-stamped magnetic jars filled with ORGANIC seasonings for Dad. Unique Father's Day Gift Idea.
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New To This World - Personalized Birth Gift Fine Art Print (Large)
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Abby's day started off with a surprise Hello Kitty balloon waiting for her in the living room. She loves balloons and begs me for one every time we are at the store. After her balloon, she had breakfast. What is better than pancakes for breakfast? I'll tell you...


Yes, that is a blueberry FIVE pancake! Special stuff, my friends. She absolutely loved it. When breakfast was over she had a hide and seek game to find her birthday presents. This was my hubby's idea and it was genius!



One of her presents was a new set of Melissa & Doug watercolors. She had a blast painting with them!



Now, it so happens that on her birthday was the MOPS International Playdate. Our playdate was at the library which is one of Abby's favorite places ever. There were practically a billion people there so I don't have a photo. Oh wait, yes I do! Here is a photo of story time. Haha. You know me.


When we left the library we went to Mickey D's for lunch and more playtime. Then, she opened up some presents from Memere & Pepere, and Grandma Betty!



She chilled out for awhile and watched Horton Hears a Who next. Then, after Daddy got off work we went to dinner. She picked the place and her decision was Olive Garden. This girl loves her Spaghetti & Meatballs! Don't believe me?


And, here is a cute photo with her Daddy.


If I want a picture with her lately, this is what I get.


Eh, close enough. lol It's a memory anyway. Her birthday was wonderful. She kept saying "I can't believe I'm FIVE!" all day long. All I could think was "Me either kiddo, me either." Oh and watch this cuteness!






I've found so many great posts in my feed lately. I just had to share them with you.

Dear Daughter, You are not a princess... by A Day's Grace
Have you ever read a post and thought, this is exactly what I've wanted to say but I couldn't find the words? This post was exactly that for me. Princesses are everywhere. I want my daughter to know she is a warrior. God's warrior.

7 Things to Remember When Motherhood Gets Tough by Diapers & Daisies
Being a mother is tough business. I swear you have to be lying (or delusional) if you say otherwise. Am I saying I would trade it? Not for one minute. This post is a great encouragement on those days that are less than joyous.

The Song That's Louder Than Regret by Hands Free Mama
This is another post that I wish I had written. Regret is on my mind often. I worry that I am missing everything. That someday I will have nothing but regret sitting at my feet. She wrote this phrase and it haunts me. "But there are moments in between life’s obligations when we are in the presence of our loved ones that can be made sacred." It doesn't leave you feel weighed down and sad. It reminds you that there is hope. It's not over yet.

Christian Hypocrisy by From Awkward to Art
This hit me hard. "A hypocrite isn't someone who runs back to God when they realized they messed up." A hypocrite is a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. Messing up as a Christian, as a human, is normal but it's the fake living, non-repentant heart that is hypocritical.
I swear my dog has nails that grow at warp speed. Of course, I could take him to get them clipped professionally but why go through that hassle? Recently, I was given the chance to try Professional Pet Nail Clippers by Epica. They are heavy duty spring action clippers.


Now in the sake of being truthful, my husband is the nail cutter in this house. Our dog is a bit, how do you say, terrified of getting his nails cut. However, I was there observing and he gave me his honest feedback. The clippers are very sharp. It made the work quite fast.


I like that they are rugged, stainless steel, tempered shears. We've owned a pair in the past that felt flimsy and cheap. These do not by any means feel like that.

They have a safety stop which is quite handy to help prevent cutting too much off. I do wish there was a smaller space between the blade and the safety. The reason I say this is that obviously we have a small dog with small nails and it was far too easy to cut off too much. However, the distance might be okay for larger breeds.


All in all, we were quite impressed with the high quality of these nail clippers and look forward to using them for many years to come.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Our baby girl is five years old today. How on earth can that be? You may notice a pattern here, I can never believe how quickly time has passed. It feels like yesterday that we were asking our Bible Study group for prayers for some medical stuff related to conceiving a baby. And, here she is growing and learning so much each day. She makes me laugh and smile and want to pull my hair out but I wouldn't trade a moment. That is the truth. Not even the huge tantrum in the middle of the grocery store. Not even the days of colic we once went through. Because to trade the not-so-pleasant moments would mean I couldn't have the happy ones either. Life is a big mish-mosh of emotion. I thank God for His blessing of Abigail.

Happy 5th Birthday sweet girl!

Being a part of the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders has definite perks and now I'm sharing even more of them with you! Here is a clip that goes behind the scenes of the movie Epic, coming out on Blu-ray/DVD August 20th.  



And, don't forget, we currently have a giveaway going on! One lucky reader will receive an Epic Blu-ray combo pack! Click HERE to enter to win.  
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I feel like it has been forever since I linked up here. In fact, it has been since July 24th. How can that be? Well, have no fear! I am back with some pretty rad pins. If you want to link up simply click on the image above to be taken to The Vintage Apple's humble abode.

Put stickers on first, dot all over with a sharpie, then peel off the stickers before putting the mug in the oven!
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Super easy hair dos for girls
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Hahahhahahahaha tabb's favorite!
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beautiful ornament
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Easiest single-batch Jam ever.  And, it's good for you.  How to Make Jam - The Seasoned Homemaker
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Funny Pictures
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so true!
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dollar tree plates and candlesticks + E6000 glue + spray paint = cheap cake/cupcake stands in a rainbow of colors
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