Thursday, March 18, 2010

Some Props and a Free 4 All

So here's a question for you...

Single moms, HOW DO YOU DO IT?!?

Seriously!!!

I have (due mostly to things out of our control) been a single mom WAY more than I'd ever want to be lately. The hubs has had 3 trips from Wednesday morning to Saturday midnight in the past 2.5 months. He's had multiple nights in the past 2.5 months home past MY bedtime. And then this week (and basically from now until Easter) he's got things going on that get him home about the time I'm crawling into bed all week long. So basically I'm having 3+ weeks of EVERYTHING falling on me. Every bathtime, every bedtime, every pajama and school outfit, every grocery, every meal, every EVERYTHING has to be done by me (not to mention my full-time job).

I'm EXHAUSTED (and terrified at the fact that I'm nowhere NEAR done with this). I'm overwhelmed. I don't know HOW full-time single moms do it. I really don't know.

Props to all you ladies who do this and stay sane (and some of you even make it look EASY)!

With all of that going on plus the HINT of sunshine and warm weather we've gotten this week, I'm in the MOOD for some girly pampering. Something about sunshine makes me want to primp and be GIRLY!!!

With that in mind, this week's

FREE4AllFridays!


is a little package of girly happiness!!!


Hot pink nail polish to spring-up your toesies (and fingers if you're the kind of girl who can keep a manicure for more than an hour), some blingy headbands, and some hand-made, personalized cards to make your "thank you"s and "thinking of you"s more special (you, of course, get to pick the letter for the front)
Do YOU need some girly pampering? Here's how you can win this week's giveaway:
*Leave me a comment saying what letter you'd want on the front of your cards
*Follow me and leave me a comment saying you do
*Blog about this giveaway on your own blog and then leave me a comment with a link to your blog
*Go visit Mimi here, leave HER a comment, and then leave me a comment telling me you did
That's FOUR chances to win (and each entry needs to be a SEPARATE comment).
Good luck!
Love & Shipoopies,
Leslie

35 comments:

Brandie said...

You have to let something go, that's how you do the single mom thing...that or add hours to your day by sleeping less and drinking more coffee (to start tomorrow morning for me).

As for what I would want on the card, a lower case b...

Anonymous said...

When my generation of women 'liberated' themselves, we earned your generation the need to work full time, be mom full time, clean house full time and want to be pampered now and then. My mom used to ask me how we thought doubling our workload was liberating....she had a point.
Mom

Robin said...

I'd like an R

Robin said...

I just added you to my bloglines

Robin said...

I left a comment for Mimi

Shari said...

Oh yeah! Who doesnt want to be pampered? We also have been experiencing the nice Spring weather. If I was to win the cards I would want a "S"

Shari said...

Left a comment and a hug for Mimi since her Stunt man is starting Kindergarten in the Fall. Such hard times for a mom.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I hate when my hubby has to work late...it feels like being a single mom for sure! That card is so cute...I would want a W on mine!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I left Mimi a comment!

McCrakensx4 said...

What a fun (&girly) giveaway...love it and the cards are so pretty! I love to handwrite notes!! I would chose S cuz my name is Stacey and I think I would like to use them myself!! I hopped over from MiMi's...beautiful baby!!

And I agree...I am not a single mom, when hubby is away...it is SO hard! Kuddos to all of those single moms out there!

McCrakensx4 said...

And I know follow! I {heart} meeting new friends!

McCrakensx4 said...

ANd Mimi is my IRL BF...although we live across the country from each other...so I have already been there to 'see' her!
Hope you have a great Friday!

mommy2luke2008 said...

I would love to have a W on the cards, for our last name!!
maryw1981 at yahoo dot com
p.s. love that nail polish!!

Rhonda said...

Pampered...sounds like YOU need it. Okay, I could use some too, so I would like a 'M' please. :p

Rhonda said...

I am a follower. ;p

rhondamm@windstream.net

Rhonda said...

I left a comment at Mimi's!

Jen T said...

Yeah, I want to know exactly how we were liberated...thanks previous generation!

J on my card please!

amanda said...

i would love an 'a' for the card. and i'd have to say lowercase like brandie did. i'm all about not capitalizing things!

and i totally hear you on the props to single moms. when my hubby works long hours i totally am thankfully that at least there's a hubby coming home...eventually. lol

amanda said...

left a comment for mimi

amanda said...

and i'm a new follower!

Marice said...

Can you please put an M :)

Marice said...

http://upnowandwhatsnext.blogspot.com/2010/03/free-for-all-fridays_20.html

Marice said...

left Mimi a comment :)

Marice said...

following you as mizhelle

Miller Racing Family said...

I totally agree with you about being a single mom. I totally don't understand how they make it, especially with more than one kiddo. I would go insane.
Love the giveaway. If I won I would have the letter M on our cards.
Thanks for the chance!

Miller Racing Family said...

New google follower!

Miller Racing Family said...

I have featured this giveaway under my daily giveaways on the Trying it Again post today.
http://millerracingfamily.blogspot.com/2010/03/trying-it-again.html

Miller Racing Family said...

Coming back from MiMi's and totally with her on the sadness of having to start school this fall.
Have a great weekend and thanks again for the chance at a little pampering!

Laura said...

This is perfect for my girly girl! Letter B :)

Laura said...

I follow you

Laura said...

Left a comment for Mimi!

Debbie Jean said...

I would want a B.

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Debbie Jean said...

I now follow you!!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Debbie Jean said...

I left a comment on mimi's blog!!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Lucy said...

Totally feel your pain! My husband has been out of town the past few nights and I am EXHAUSTED!

As for the card (if it's not too late), an S! :)