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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winnings and Showing You My Butt(sort of...)

If you are looking for my butt, you'll find it near the bottom of this post, of course. Sort of.

Usually, I whine that I don't win anything.

Hubs has awesome luck- he's won golf weekends, golf bags, golf clubs, shoes, countless restaurant gift cards, and even this laptop that I have hijacked from him.

He's a lucky duck. (Did you doubt it? He is married to me afterall.)

Okay, okay, I had to pause typing there for a full two minutes to stop laughing, thinking of Hubs' reaction if I read him that last line.

But, I actually have won a few things lately.

These first two in the same day.

I won this over at I Love My 5 Kids.

It's a really cute book for preschoolers/beginning readers. The pics are of Monkey and Bear, lounging in my bed, reading together.

How it works is that the kids pick any panel in the first two columns and then in the third, they find the panel that has the animals on them that they picked in the first two, and the numbers will match up. Like 1 frog in the first one, 3 mice in the second, and then they find the third panel that has a frog and mice on it and it will say something like "All 4 danced a jig" or something like that.

Anyway, it holds their attention, it's not a book that is getting old for them, and Monkey likes to look at the numbers and say 3+3=6 or whatever the math of that little story is that they created.

It's also very sturdy, so my destruct-o boys would have to work hard to tear it up.

Big thumbs up.

I won this from Raising My 4 Sons.
No pics of Cub using it, as he is a nonstop hose of oozing snot right now, and no one wants to see that.

This is quite possibly the coolest sippy ever. It's non-toxic, stainless steel, and it transitions from a sippy to a straw cup(straw attached inside so it doesn't get all chewed up and nasty). It's actually non-spill, unlike some other sippys that only claim to be. And the stainless steel doesn't get all gross, like some of our platic sippys.

Being the cheap-o that I am, the price threw me a bit($14.95), but it's very durable and, like I said, doesn't get all gross, so it would be worth the investment, rather than buying cheaper ones that have to be replaced all the time.

Cub loves it, especially as a straw cup, since he's convinced that he's a big boy.

I actually won this several months ago, from Supahmommy. That was back before she realized that we actually knew each other in real life and I was nervous that she'd toss me off her blog if she realized that we were actually in the same mom group together a lifetime ago, so this little gem was delivered to my mom's house. OMG, I sound like such a freak. She just finds this amusing.

Anyway, I had actually seen an ad for these things in a magazine in the peds office and thought they were just the coolest things- even borrowed the magazine from the peds office so that I wouldn't forget to check them out when I got home(hey, if you knew how often I had to take my boys to the peds office, you wouldn't think anything of my taking a magazine or fifty). Even they joke that my family singlehandedly pays all their bills. I was so excited that there was a giveaway for them on Supah's blog the very next day.
It's like a band that goes around your pants- giving the impression of an undershirt, without the bulk of one- and it stays in place, so if you are bending over(putting your kids in a stroller, tying a toddler's shoe, etc), your underwear or mommy fat or tramp stamp(yes, I have one...it was before they were called that! And no, the term didn't originate because I got one, either) doesn't show.

Monkey took this pic of me leaning over the tub, which explains why it's a little blurry. So there's my butt- but only sort of because of this hip-t.

They work really well- though if you are debating between two sizes, go for the smaller of the two. If only they could suck in some of my muffin top, they'd be like a miracle creation.
I did wear this with my gigantic sucker-in-er underpants that come up to my boobs. It's nice to know that THOSE won't be showing when I lean over, either.
So, there's my round-up of some really cool stuff that I won. Woo-hoo! If I can figure out how to get free stuff, I'll start doing some giveaways here, too! ;)
P.S. I'm now on Twitter- not that I know what I'm doing on there: shellthings



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like your luck is changing in the prize department...although I do think your hubby is still tipping the scales on cool prizes.

January 3, 2010 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger InspiredDreamer said...

LOL that Hip T thing is funny. At first I was like wow, just wear two shirts, but I do like the idea that it holds down the fort (so to speak) when you bend over. Nice. :)

Congrats on all your winnigs!

January 3, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Karin Katherine said...

I just went online and bought a dozen of those butt covers...and why didn't I think of that? Seriously, I've been complaining about that forever...Thanks!

January 3, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Eternal Lizdom said...

I'm most intrigued by the hip-t thing, too. How tight is it? How far up your torso does it go? Are you at risk of bending completely over and your top shirt going up and exposing this weird fake shirt band?

January 3, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger JennyMac said...

Your kids = adorable! Love their nicknames too.

January 3, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

I love winning stuff, although I really never do. The hip-t is a great idea. It's kind of like that Bella band thingie they have for pregnancy. Thought that was a great idea too.
Happy New Year!

January 3, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Congrats on your winnings! I am intrigued by the hip-t too. Very neat. It would be a fabulous invention if it sucked in the muffin top and sucked in the flabby skin on the front of my stomach from Baby#3 that is NEVER going to go away...

January 3, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

do they make those butt covers for men? I'm getting sick of my husbands butt hanging out in public.

January 3, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Vodka Logic said...

Wow you are lucky, I am always too lazy to do what it takes to enter a contest.. maybe I should start.

January 3, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

WTH? there is no way you have a muffin top. Seriously. You have a very nice booty!! ;-)

I just started following you on twitter.

January 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Meg @ Higgins Happenings said...

I think youre pretty lucky! Ive entered dozens of contests and havent won one yet :( But it doesn't discourage me! :) Can't win if you don't enter...right?!

January 3, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
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January 3, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Momma V said...

Oh I think I like the hip thing, but more... I like the Sippy!

What has this world come to when Im about to take off and look that sippy up??? *sigh* Such a mom I am, haha!

January 3, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
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January 3, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

&^%$#!?!?! I'm grammar afflicted this morning.I'm skewing your comment count! LOL...

Yep, I got your follow on Twitter this morning. Enjoy your Sunday, mama. I'm going to go find a fat burner to add to my workouts today. These holiday hams I still have on my thighs have got to go and go fast or they'll think I'm adopting them. gah!

January 3, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Melissa B. said...

Congrats to you, Shell, and guess what? I've got another chance for you to be a winner today. Please stop by...

Definitely Not a Snow Job

January 3, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

Congrats on your winnings! That book is really neat.

I follow you on Twitter now, too.

January 3, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your luck is changing for the new yr;)


January 3, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger yonca said...

Congrats on your winnings! Happy New Year!

January 3, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

What! No thong?

January 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Askbecca said...

This is my first time stopping by and I love your site. I think out of all of the the things you won the book is the coolest. How great that kids can choose a story by flipping different pages! I think that it is wonderful! Please stop by and visit www.askbecca.com when you get a chance. The new year has brought a bunch of new things and I am anxious to share them.


January 3, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MY big sis has a Hip-T !!!

January 3, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger gina said...

All three are GREAT ideas and must have been great to win! Those butt covers are genius!! I'm buying some for my teenager! Going to follow your twitter. I *heart* twitter. :)

January 3, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger gina said...

Ack. Twitter is saying it can't find anyone named shellthings Find me at unpinkmom and then i can follow you...

January 3, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

That is some cool swag you won there sistah! I can't believe that you were afraid Supah would kick you out! Hehe...were you that evil mom in the mommy group or something?

Cool stuff though! Love the book...it's almost boy proof!

January 3, 2010 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I need one of those Hip-T's...gonna have to look that one up. I am with you...I want to do reviews and giveaways but need to figure out how. I will trust my sweet neighbor Pretty Pink Momma to help me out in that area. She wants me to get on Twitter too but one thing at a time...Blogging is a full time job!

January 3, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the winnings. Love the pics of the boys.

January 3, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger AiringMyLaundry said...

Wow, yay for winning!! That's awesome.

January 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Yay for winning things! That's seriously the best feeling ever! And ummmm hello hip undershirt I need one of you! Not that I will admit it, to anyone but I'm sure a few people here and there have totally gotten a nice little glimpse of some crack from me! Eeek!

January 3, 2010 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Congrats on all your winnings. The Hip T is way cool. I could use one for sure.

January 3, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Corrie Howe said...

Congrats on winner the different prizes. I never knew what a Hip-T was. Now I think I want one. I'm with you, I don't know if I'd buy the sippy cup.

I got you on Twitter. I'm learning along with you.

January 3, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger amber_mtmc said...

Hey, some things are bound to happen in this life time, right? Winning? Check. Finding the perfect device for hiding fat when you bend over? Check. Wow. You are one lucky momma! : )

January 3, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Awesome! It is always fun to win isn't it? I think that sippy cup is great.

January 3, 2010 at 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea how you came across my old Twitter account! Lol. The one I use now is @eleymbeigh. :)

January 3, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha! I would probably buy the Hip-T too, just cause I like all my undershirts to hit there and NOT ride up. :)

January 3, 2010 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

I might have to check out the Hip T's. Funny that you and Supah were in the same Mommy Club!

PS If I posted a pic of my butt, it would have to be a panorama (sp?) shot.

January 4, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger The Princess of Sarcasm said...

I bought one of those Hip T's after seeing it on Supah's blog. LOVE IT!

January 4, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

I, too, have a tramp stamp.
I, too, got it before it was called that.

So why, now, do I feel so icky about it?

I don't know about the Hip T... reminds me a lot of the belly band I wore through my pregnancy...

January 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

Those books look amazing! LOL the Hip T, I so would never be putting my butt anywhere near a camera ... :)

January 5, 2010 at 12:29 AM  

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