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Lewis and Snark is the new _______

Here are some things I know:

I like to laugh. I like to laugh at myself because I’m so embarrassing and dumb. Television was a gift given to us by God. My friends are legit and funny and really smart. My laugh is ridiculous and annoying but I don’t give a ________.

You guys, you will learn to know all these things to because guess what? Jackie and I have launched a podcast and it’s freaking cherry.

 

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Here’s a bit about what we talk about in the latest episode:

  • the fact that my hair is greasy and I pretend it’s not
  • Hannah on Girls (SPOILER) being pregnant (sorry Josh, I bet you read that even though I said spoiler)
  • Fighting with my kids
  • Instant Pot — not mary jane fyi

We also talk to a real-life attorney (at-law) who discusses the legal episode of Bob’s Burgers with us but then offends us and gets hung up on. And we can do that because this is our show. Boom.

I forgot to tell you we have giveaways. Now, actually, we’re running a giveaway for this:

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Straight from Momofuku in New York. All you have to do is comment on our FB or IG page about your favorite part of our podcast. IT’S THAT EASY. And since I have an issue with buying things and giving them away there will be lots of fun things like this.

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I forgot to talk about the genius that is Jackie who came up with the name Lewis and Snark. DUUUUDDDDEEEEEE. She’s clever.

 

SO, if you like listening to me butcher sayings like “forgive and forget,” talking about quality television (Teen Mom2, GIRLS, all things Bravo) or you wanna get in on this podcast and plug an event you’re a part of or a tv show you love and wanna share with our listeners, hit us up!!

It’s hard launching something new, and something that takes a lot of time and effort but it’s easier to do it with a friend and when it’s something that makes people laugh. We’re slowly growing our audience and I thought you’d want in on it. Check it out below:

 

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Winners and Besties

First and foremost, let me announce the winner of the Ice Dream Shoppe custom ice cream giveaway!

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I can’t wait for Jade to dream up something delicious.  And no, you’re not allowed to share it with your husband or your 5 little beauties — you worked hard to earn this!! 😉

 

Thanks so much, Lana, for helping us out with this fun giveaway.  I hope you all got a chance to use the discount at the farmer’s market (if you’re local).  At the next one, make sure you get there right when they open because she sells out FAST!

 

I feel like we’ve been super busy, but then I remember we’re busy doing stuff like riding our tiny battery-powered cars with our besties.

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And hitching a ride when we can.bffwednesday-15

We are so lucky that our best friends live next door to us. They put up with screaming kids, barking dogs, toys in our yard, bikes strewn about and probably more ruckus than they care to experience. And C usually drags her favorite little friend into it all.bffwednesday-20 bffwednesday-26

Happy Wednesday!

(PS: Olive’s ridiculously adorable crop top is from Czarina’s Project. She makes adorable leggings, bows, headbands, shirts. To die for. Her amber necklace is from my friend Rachael (@theculturedfamily on IG).  And if you have a little friend you need a tandem bike bestie shirt to share with, head over to Gap.)

Ice Cream Giveaway!

Once upon a time, Ruthie thought she had all her shit together. She planned a birthday party for one of her 83 children and invited the family. And then she remembered she forgot about dessert.

You guys.  I forgot about dessert for a freaking birthday party.

Thank the heavens above that my friend Lana had just opened up shop and created one of the most delicious businesses this little valley has ever seen!

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Let’s talk about my love of ice cream. It runs deep. I prefer ice cream over cake and my favorite part is mixing flavors and toppings and textures and I think I’m pretty bomb at it. So when Lana asked me, “So what kind of ice cream would you like for her party?” I said, “Well what are my options?”

“Anything.”

Anything.

Here’s the deal: you tell Lana your favorite flavor combinations and she whips it up. I’m not kidding.  You should have seen some of the crazy concoctions her clients came up with that she posted on her Facebook page! Alcohol, friends. Alcoholic ice cream!! I mean, of course there is the standard chocolate and vanilla options, but let’s get real.

I ordered cake batter, coffee and chocolate. Dude. The coffee was unreal. The cake batter was gone before the night was over and the chocolate was perfection.

I feel bad that I’ve gone a week without posting so because I like all of you so much, I’m hosting an ice cream giveaway with The Ice Dream Shoppe!!

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Like…you tell her exactly what you want and she makes it for you.  FOR FREE!!!

Here’s how to enter:

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Follow the instructions and you’ll be entered to win.  EASY.

Oh, and if you want to take advantage of everything The Ice Dream Shoppe has to offer before the giveaway ends, Lana is giving you all a discount on your treat!

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Visit the Ice Dream Shoppe at the Lewiston Farmer’s Market in Beautiful Downtown Lewiston this Saturday from 5-8pm. Tell her you’re a blog reader to get that sweet price. <—(see what I did there?)

The giveaway will run through next Wednesday, and you can enter every day. Tell your friends! Share on your Facebook page! Good luck!!

Shop Spotlight: Northwest Handmade Goods

I live in a small town, small population.  Our shopping options for unique and fun products are few and far between so you can imagine my excitement when my friend Erika told me she was going to open up a shop downtown.

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You guys.  This little shop is full of amazing products that are handmade from artists in the PNW.  And I’m not talking stupid crafts that everyone and their dog makes.  No.  I’m talking products that you just know came from someone who loves what they do (and who is really good at it, too!).

If I had toddler boys, they’d sport these on the reg.  NWHMG-87 NWHMG-86 NWHMG-88 NWHMG-89

These lunch sacks — I die.  I LOVE them!NWHMG-90

There’s a good chance my friend makes these candles….NWHMG-92

These little flowers are made out of paper.  PAPER.  Hey, high school girls….get these boutonnieres and corsages for the next formal.  Instant cool. NWHMG-93

I’m a sucker for a good card.  THat’s not a secret.  I bought 3 here the other day just because I wanted a card that said, “You’re so gansta,” JUST IN CASE I needed it (and I needed a birthday and a new baby card).  Whaddya know, 2 days later I used that gangsta card. NWHMG-94 NWHMG-95 NWHMG-98

Soaps, dolls, home decor, jewelry, toys, shirts, scarves, kids’ accessories…she has it all.  And it’s like your own private Etsy.

Oh, and Erika is doing a giveaway.  Check out these cute shirts she has in the shop from Growing Up Wild:

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Look, Olive loved hers (oh and the skirt is from NWHG, too!)

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And Charlotte did, too.
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These shirts are crazy soft, fit true to size, and are really well-made.  They are cute and fun and the perfect touch to balance out a girly outfit or to accent a little boy’s wardrobe.

Do you want one?

 Enter To Win Here!

We’re using Rafflecopter again — you can enter several different times in several different ways.  If your name is randomly chosen, you can go down to NWHG and pick any Growing Up Wild tee you want!  

Winner!!!

You guys, we have a winner!!

Congratulations to….

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I’m absolutely thrilled that Rainy is the winner.  Do you remember the post I did about everyone having a story?  (If you don’t….well….I suggest you follow my blog so you get to read all my posts….)  I truly believe that every single one of us has an important, interesting or inspiring story to tell, so let me tell you a little bit about Rainy’s.

Rainy is a young mom of 2 little ones:  a boy and a girl.  She and her husband are gold.  They are 2 of the most delightful people I have had the pleasure of knowing.  I have known Rainy for only a short time (a couple years at most) but her genuine spirit and soft and sweet presence was enough for me to say, “Yep, I wanna be her friend.”  Last summer, Rainy told me that she and Chase (her husband) were starting the adoption process.  They had decided to adopt a child from Ethiopia and just knew that this was what was meant for them in their life.  A “calling” as Rainy describes it (but she’s not too ‘out there’ or spiritual with her calling, although she knows it was a deliberate nudge from God).  She gave some heart wrenching statistics:

“There are an estimated 4.6 million orphans in Ethiopia.  One in six children will die before their fifth birthday.  720,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS alone.   Half of the children in Ethiopia will never attend school.  Ethiopia’s doctor to child ratio is 1 to 24,000.”

Ouch.  Those are staggering numbers.  They are hard to look at at hard to understand — we are so, so lucky here, aren’t we?

They began the adoption process.  Paperwork and raising money.  They knew their little boy was waiting for them somewhere in Ethiopia and they worked their tails off to get the process rolling.  But life isn’t always simple and paths aren’t always clear and obstacle-free.  Rainy and Chase know this.  Through their journey, they learned many things, a few of which made their decision and goal and plan of international adoption a harder and harder decision to follow through with.  Certain government organizations were no longer in favor of international adoption.  Children who were given up for adoption were not always ‘abandoned’ as their paperwork might state.  Through stories and conversations with other adoptive families and people working with them, they were told some heart-wrenching things:

” [when asked his opinion on Ethiopian adoption, a  searcher, or someone who makes a living working with families going through adoption]… responded, “My heart is heavy for most birth parents, as their children were adopted without them knowing about it. I know there is a need, but I don’t think these agencies address where the need is.” This was a punch in the gut for us, and a blaring red flag to keep our eyes wide open.”

After a lot more research, prayer, and conversation, Rainy and Chase made the decision to not continue their Ethiopian adoption journey and instead go another route.  Yes, a new baby is definitely in their future, but not from Ethiopia.  And while some of you may think this is no biggie because they’ll be adopting anyway, it is.  Think for a moment.  For months and months, you have a picture in your head of your new baby waiting for you.  Your son is somewhere in Ethiopia, waiting for you (and you, waiting for him).  And in the end, your plans get twisted and turned upside down. I know this decision was devastating to them, but I also know that their incredible hearts and determination won’t keep them away from Ethiopia.  On her blog, she says: “We are not ready to close our eyes to the extreme poverty and social injustices in Ethiopia, and will not be turning away from it. I will just have to fix my heart on mothering a little one in a new way.”  Uhm….she’s pretty great.

So to Rainy and Chase and her 2 little ones at home and that 1 who is out there and waiting, I cannot tell you how happy I am that you’ve won my giveaway.  I know it’s just a small thing in your life, but I hope that this little pair of moccasins sitting and waiting for your new baby will bring you excitement and happiness!!

Please check out Rainy’s blog:

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Win a Pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins!

It’s giveaway time!!

Remember when I wrote about Freshly Picked and told you all about how wonderful the shoes, the brand, and the (most importantly) packaging is?  Well guess what…you can have that perfect drawstring bag of moccs appear on your doorstep.  For free!!! {oh, and let’s not overlook the fact that Mason and Penelope Disick both rock their FP moccs on the regular.  And you guys….the Kardashian clan is the epitome of fashion, am I right?!}

Let’s all shriek together:

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Ah, that felt great.

I’ve made it incredibly easy for you with Rafflecopter!  If you want to be a part of this:

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Just enter below!

Click Here To Enter the Freshly Picked Giveaway!

 

That link will take you to a page where you can enter the giveaway in a few different ways (and get lots of entries!)  You can answer a couple of the questions every day until the giveaway ends, giving you even more entries.

The giveaway ends March 10th at 12:00am so hop-to!

 

PS:  thank you for all of your support while I get my blog up and running and making it as fun and interactive as possible.  I know it can be super annoying to see a million “like my page” posts on Facebook and begging is never attractive.  But you’ve stuck with me and I appreciate it so much!  I’ll repay you in giveaways, I promise!  xoxo

Giveaway!!

Do you know what I’ve really dropped the ball on?

GIVEAWAYS!

I had really grand ideas for giveaways for the 2013 year.  It was going to be “2013: year of Fairywings blog giveaways.” I was gonna give away awesome stuff like kids t-shirts and yummy candles and headbands and jewelry.  But then I forgot.

But I’m comin’ in hot with a Shwings giveaway to one lucky winner!

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Do you guys remember when I gave a pair away this Spring (side note question…is Spring capitalized in this instance?  I need someone to tell me)?  I’m not even kidding you, a couple weeks after I gave away the pair, the internet was blowing up with them.  No, I totally didn’t start it because I’m afraid celebs have yet to stumble upon this gem that is Fairywings and Dinosaurs, but I’m trying to tell you that I know what’s up.

So join the badasses and enter to win this bomb pair of Shwings.  Purple with neon green piping.  Perfect for a boy or a girl.  A toddler or a teen.  A birthday gift or a Christmas stocking stuffer.

Want to win?  I know you do.  Do this: comment below and tell me what your kids are getting from Santa this year.

I freaking need ideas.

For another entry (that’s right, I’m giving you guys more than one chance at this giveaway), share a link to this post on Facebook and give me mad props for managing the best blog to ever hit the interweb.

Or you can just tell all your friends to enter if you’re not down with lying.

Ready….set….GO!

[giveaway ends on Friday at 3:00pm]