My First Giveaway (remixed)


Okay, so I technically participated in that back to school giveaway a few weeks ago. But I felt kind of bad about that one because I didn't really have to do anything. I just wrote the posts and collected lots of Facebook "likes" for free. And I mean lots. Seriously, the Nokoikonomia Facebook page has 845 "likes" now. Which is so stupid, because very few of those new "likes" actually follow my blog or care what I write about. They just "liked" to enter the giveaway. And I just took their "like" … [Read more...]

Meetin’ Texas Bloggers!


On Saturday evening, I'll be rollin' into Ft. Worth for my first blogger event. When we moved to Texas, I joined a group of Texas Bloggers on Facebook. And will be meeting some of them this weekend! Ten Things To Know About Me (not at all in order of importance): 1.  I am obsessed with bubble tea. My favorite is a shop called Chatime that opened in the Mall of America shortly before we moved from Minneapolis to Texas. I've tried to recreate it myself with only so-so results. 2. Speaking … [Read more...]

Baby Clothes and Gap Shine On Saturdays


This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn. Here's the deal with Jaye's clothes. If I bought them, they are from Gap. If my mom bought them, they are from Hanna Anderson. Seriously. That's all she wears. Okay, maybe not entirely seriously. I do buy a lot of Jaye's clothes from various consignment shops or sales (JBF … [Read more...]

Back To School Giveaway: Ety-Kids Safe Listening Headphones

The last of my Back to School giveaway is for Ety-earphones. The earphones are specially designed not to exceed the safe listening levels for kids. Plus, if kids have earphones on, you don't have to listen to the cartoon noise! Win-win!a Rafflecopter giveawayThanks so much to My Silly Monkeys for all the work and effort to arrange these giveaways! And thanks to all my readers anyone who happens to read this for putting up with this diversion from my typical posts. It's been a fun experiment for … [Read more...]

Back To School Giveaway: MadDog Backpack


The second giveaway in the Back to School Giveaway is a stylin' backpack from MadDog Gear. There will be four winners and the winner gets to choose the style they like best.I like this blue striped and pink one. I don't like it enough to wish I was going back to school myself this fall. But it would be fun for one of my sisters who are starting high school in a couple weeks! The giveaway ends August 31st at 11:59 pm. Open to US only. So enter now! Thanks to MySillyMonkeys for organizing this … [Read more...]