Archive for October, 2009

Amazing Blog Makeover Thanks to dotcomkari

October 31, 2009

A million and more thank yous to dotcomkari.  I posted yesterday that I needed a new blog makeover and asked for advice on who to go to that was reasonably priced to get one.  Kari stepped in and told me she would love to do my makeover for me and to let her know what I was looking for and she would do it.  Since I am not creative I had no idea what I was looking for, so I told her I loved pink, brown and green and left the rest of it up to her.  She couldn’t sleep last night and it took her no time at all and she had my new makeover done and posted for me.  What would have taken hours for me to do took her minutes I am so totally impressed, I love the colors, the designs and I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE that I have a signature now for all my posts woohoo

if you are interstead in having a design for yourself email Kari at
dotcomkari@yahoo.com for prices
or enter the blog makeover contests she hosts at her blog!!!

I encourage all my readers to please grab my new button as that will be the button I will be looking for on your blogs when you enter my giveaways from now forward, the ones already posted it is ok if you have my old button still.

Jabbering Jessi
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Help for a fellow blogger

October 30, 2009

When I first started blogging I unfortunatly did not have too many places to go to help me get my feet planted firmly on the ground in the review and giveaway department.  Honestly at this point I still do not feel firmly planted, but I do feel extremely fortunate that I have so many great followers and hope you will all continue to come back to me.  It makes me smile, cause i am a sap, when I see one of you comment and I know I am not just writing to myself.

Recently a fellow blogger emailed me asking me for her help.  You see she is just starting out in the world of giveaways and I want to assist her in planting her feet.

Hallie over at The (online) Nanny College Girl Diaries is currently having a giveaway for a really cute bracelet and a $5.00 gift certificate from an Etsy Store, I could tell you more but then you wouldn’t have to go there to read and enter to win.  So please I encourage you all to head over there and enter, just don’t forget about me and keep coming back :).

I need a blog makeover

October 30, 2009

So my blog is in desperate need of a makeover.  Can anyone recommend to me a good place to go to get a makeover done on my blog at a reasonable price?  I could attempt to do it myself but I am so afraid I will mess things up that I really do not want to attempt it unless I absolutely cannot find something for a decent price.  My birthday is coming up on Nov 23rd and depending on the cost I may be able to convince Lee to give me a bloggy makeover for my birthday.

Jawbone Prime Review

October 30, 2009
This is a guest spot written by my husband, I barely had a chance to use it when he stole it from me, now normally I would not allow this but since his job depends on him being hands free I let it go.  He works for a cellphone company and has signed a contract that if he is ever pulled over for using his cellphone while driving except for making emergency calls to 9-1-1 that he will be fired instantly.
I received my Jawbone PRIME Bluetooth headset it’s great. I put it to use immediatley, Chase had his weekly swimming lesson that night and I decided to give it a try poolside. Now the pool he goes to there is actually 3 pools sectioned into 10 areas for different levels of lessons at an average of 8 kids per class thats 80 kids in one giant echoing room, plus parents and siblings etc who are all talking at the same tim so you can imagine how loud it gets. So I placed a call and the person on the other end had no idea there was anythign going on around me!

PRIME comes with a re-designed earbud that allows you to wear it without an earloop (the piece that goes over your ear). There is a total of 6 different earbuds in 3 sizes and 2 styles to ensure a perfect fit one regular earloop as well as a premium earloop which it a leather covered one in the box

The PRIME fit great without using the earloop but after wearing it for extended periods I found myself having to readjust it in my ear, after using it with the loop I find it so comfortable I hardly know it’s there.

The Sound quality is amazing. Jawbone uses a noise cancellation technology called NoiseAssassin and combined with the patented Voice Activity Sensor (VAS) to give you the cleanest sound from high and low frequencies by cancelling out things like wind and other background noise. This is the beggining of Jawbone’s journey to silencing wind.

Have a look at the demo to see it in action, it really is amazing technology.

The Jawbone PRIME comes in a range of colours from the basic and traditional Black, Platinum and Coffee to their earcandy lineup wich is the more fun Green, Pink, Yellow and Purple.
The Jawbone Prime is defenitley by far one of the best ones I have ever used and I’ve used quite a few. The only complaints I have on this device is there is only 1 single volume control button that cycles through different levels instead of having a volume up and and a volume down button that would make it much easier when needing to adjust the volume while on a call and I think in some cases it could be a little louder, under most everyday cirumstances it is perfectly loud enough but occasionaly it is difficult to hear even though the other person has no idea how loud it really is where you are.

~BUY IT~
Go to Jawbone and pick up your own Jawbone Prime bluetooth headset for a very resonable 129.99

Thank you to Jawbone for this awesome review.
This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.

Aloha Friday #5

October 30, 2009
Kailani over at An Island Life, started this many many weeks ago and it is fun.  This is what Kailani explains Aloha Friday to be:
“In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!”

See it is simple, I will ask a question, you post a comment to answer it.  If you want to participate head over to An Island Life and enter your Aloha Friday into the linky so people can come and answer your questions too.

Now on to my question:

DOES IT SNOW WHERE YOU LIVE?

I live in the north so it has generally snowed by now and will continue to be snowy through to April or May, but because this past year was so screwy and we had a crappy winter we may just have a green Christmas.

2009 Santa Picks guide at My Four Monkeys

October 29, 2009

Angie at my four monkeys as well as Angie at A Simple Kinda Life and Kim at Mission Mommy are hosting a Santa Picks holiday gift guide from Nov 9th through thanksgiving or longer.  Go check it out and be sure to enter for some great prizes.

My Four Monkeys

Cakes for Cubs

October 28, 2009

Yesterday the boys had their halloween party for cubs, they got to wear their costumes and bring treats.  While there they bobbed for apples, had a hobos pinata (a large brown paper bag tied to a hockey stick that the leaders took turns holding rather then hanging it from the ceiling).  Then they ran around and played, then had their treats.  The boys had a blast and said it was so exciting and they could not wait until halloween to get more treats.

The boys each asked me to make something for cubs and they wanted to bring two treats instead of one, so I made cookies for one to bring and cake for the other.  I am not by any means professional but had fun making them.

For all those going out trick or treating please be safe, wear reflective gear and carry a flashlight. 

Kidorable Review & Giveaway – ENDED

October 28, 2009
The Kidorable Story taken from their site




In 1997, Kidorable sprung from the minds, hearts and efficiency apartment of Liping and Jonathan Domsky. They proclaimed, “The world needs someone to create children’s apparel and accessories that are both functional and fun. We can do that.”

And so Kidorable was conceived. Starting with lions and cats and bears, oh my, manifested as umbrellas and hangers, Kidorable generated enough sales during its first year to break even and plant fruitful Kidorable seeds throughout the land. The following year sales grew ten fold. Every year since, give or take, a new style and/or product line debuted. And every year, the world joyfully embraced more Kidorable delights, give or take, than the year before.

I am in total love with the products Kidorable has.  The raincoats are adorable and the boots are perfect for any little puddle jumpers.  We received the Polka Dots rain coat (rv $45.00) and rain boots (rv $34.00) inspired by the book by Madonna called The English Roses ($9.95) which you can also purchase on their site.  The coat is made out of PVC and have a polyester lining and come in sizes from 2t all the way up to 11/12.  The boots are made of natural rubber and are available in childs sizes 6-13 and young adult 1-6.  There is also this great little umbrella that matches the set we got and is very affordable at $15.00 and is made of 100% nylon.

The quality of the coat is amazing, it feels soooo strong yet Maddisyn does not overheat when she is wearing the coat and we got a ton of compliments on the coat when we were out, I felt like a walking billboard for Kidorable haha and am considering putting a sign directing people to their website on Maddisyns back the next time we go out to save people time asking us where we got it because I know they will that is how cute it is.

Maddisyn loves her boots and wears them around the house all the time and I have never seen a child so excited to see the rain lol because when it rains she knows we are goign to go outside and play in the puddles in her new boots and she can splash and get all wet without me worrying about her ruining her shoes.

~BUY IT~
Go to Kidorable and get your own raingear or one of their many other adorable kid items.  Bonus if you spend more then $100 you get free shipping

~WIN IT~
Kidorable is going to give one of my readers an umbrella of their choice.

~TO ENTER~
Go to Kidorable and tell me which one style is your favorite.
~BONUS ENTRIES~
Please make sure to leave seperate entries for each thing, if it says you get 5 entries please leave 5 comments.
Follow Kidorable on Twitter {1 entry}
Fan Kidorable on Facebook {1 entry}
Follow Jabbering Jessi using google friend {1 entry}
Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway 1 entry}
Blog about this giveaway and link it back here to me and Kidorable {5 entries}
Subscribe to Jabbering Jessi via email or RSS{1 Entry}
This giveaway is open to US & Canada.
Ends Nov 11, 2009 @ 12:00 PM EST
(Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner)
Thank you to Kidorable for this awesome giveaway.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.

Kidorable Review & Giveaway – ENDED

October 28, 2009
The Kidorable Story taken from their site




In 1997, Kidorable sprung from the minds, hearts and efficiency apartment of Liping and Jonathan Domsky. They proclaimed, “The world needs someone to create children’s apparel and accessories that are both functional and fun. We can do that.”

And so Kidorable was conceived. Starting with lions and cats and bears, oh my, manifested as umbrellas and hangers, Kidorable generated enough sales during its first year to break even and plant fruitful Kidorable seeds throughout the land. The following year sales grew ten fold. Every year since, give or take, a new style and/or product line debuted. And every year, the world joyfully embraced more Kidorable delights, give or take, than the year before.

I am in total love with the products Kidorable has.  The raincoats are adorable and the boots are perfect for any little puddle jumpers.  We received the Polka Dots rain coat (rv $45.00) and rain boots (rv $34.00) inspired by the book by Madonna called The English Roses ($9.95) which you can also purchase on their site.  The coat is made out of PVC and have a polyester lining and come in sizes from 2t all the way up to 11/12.  The boots are made of natural rubber and are available in childs sizes 6-13 and young adult 1-6.  There is also this great little umbrella that matches the set we got and is very affordable at $15.00 and is made of 100% nylon.

The quality of the coat is amazing, it feels soooo strong yet Maddisyn does not overheat when she is wearing the coat and we got a ton of compliments on the coat when we were out, I felt like a walking billboard for Kidorable haha and am considering putting a sign directing people to their website on Maddisyns back the next time we go out to save people time asking us where we got it because I know they will that is how cute it is.

Maddisyn loves her boots and wears them around the house all the time and I have never seen a child so excited to see the rain lol because when it rains she knows we are goign to go outside and play in the puddles in her new boots and she can splash and get all wet without me worrying about her ruining her shoes.

~BUY IT~
Go to Kidorable and get your own raingear or one of their many other adorable kid items.  Bonus if you spend more then $100 you get free shipping

~WIN IT~
Kidorable is going to give one of my readers an umbrella of their choice.

~TO ENTER~
Go to Kidorable and tell me which one style is your favorite.
~BONUS ENTRIES~
Please make sure to leave seperate entries for each thing, if it says you get 5 entries please leave 5 comments.
Follow Kidorable on Twitter {1 entry}
Fan Kidorable on Facebook {1 entry}
Follow Jabbering Jessi using google friend {1 entry}
Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway 1 entry}
Blog about this giveaway and link it back here to me and Kidorable {5 entries}
Subscribe to Jabbering Jessi via email or RSS{1 Entry}
This giveaway is open to US & Canada.
Ends Nov 11, 2009 @ 12:00 PM EST
(Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner)
Thank you to Kidorable for this awesome giveaway.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Products in this review were given to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for review only. Opinions in this review are mine and are in NO way influenced by monetary compensation.

Wordless Wednesday – Awww Pumpkin!!!!

October 28, 2009
Holden chilling in my pumpkin before I carved it.
For more wordless Wednesday go check out 5 minutes for mom and Seven Clown Circus.