Friday, August 30, 2013

How Well Do You Think You Know The Sassy Pants Family???

It's contest time again!!!  We're doing this the backwoods way because like I said during our last contest, I haven't figured our Rafflecopter yet.  It's all good; free stuff is free stuff, right??

So here's how it's going to go:
You are going to have TWO chances to win!!!

I am going to ask you 6 questions, and all you have to do is respond to the post this blog is linked to on the Facebook page.  You will have TWO CHANCES to answer:  In your first post, answer to the best of your ability of how well you think you know the Sassy Pants family.  If you'd like to enter a second time, you may answer the same 6 questions in an outrageous/silly way. 

For example, if a few of the questions were to go like this:
 1) What color are Mr. Sassy Pants eyes?
 2) How old is Little Boy?

You may answer like this in your serious post:
 1) Blue
 2) 4yo

Then in a separate post, you might answer like this:
 1) purplish-pinkish-green
 2) too old for his own good

The person with the most correct 'serious' answers will win a $10.00 gift card to either Target OR WalMart......

The person who gets the most 'likes' on the outrageous/silly answers comment section, will also win a $10.00 gift card to either Target OR Wal Mart.  ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO HOP ON OVER & 'LIKE' YOUR SILLY COMMENT!!!!

This contest is going to start as soon as I post the link to this blog on our Facebook page.  It will run until 6:00pm (CST) on Monday, September 2, 2013 (Labor Day).

So, let's get ready.....
Get set.....
And GO.....

1) What exercise do I dislike even more than Burpees??  (Although most children have no problem doing it)...
2) How far apart in age are the Boy & the Girl??
3) We have a drawer in our kitchen that contains Ziploc baggies, saran wrap, tin foil, wax paper, & parchment paper.  When Little Boy was 1yo, he would stay out of that drawer, so I took one of these items and wrapped him up in it.  Which item was it??
4) As a teenager, I spent a good portion of my life grounded.  How long was my longest grounding??
5) What do you suppose Mr. Sassy Pants does for a living??
6) What is my favorite indulgence??

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Movin' On Up...

"Oh my gosh Mom, do you HAVE to take our pictures?!?  Our friends might see us." 

That's what the Boy said when I did my annual First Day Of School Pictures this morning.  Seriously child??  Do you not see Every. Other. Parent. doing the same exact thing??  Aren't you use to me snapping a picture at the most memorable milestones in your life?  Don't you want to remember this someday when I'm long gone?  Remember, I'm the Mom who took a picture of your sister standing in the corner on a time out, then proceeded to use said photo for my profile picture on Face Book.  He just wanted me gone.  The Girl would've posed all day if I'd have let her.  She (like her Momma), has not shame.

Little Boy was pretty darn ticked off that he didn't get to start school today.  He starts Prekindergarten next Monday.  The little kids seem to start a little later; perhaps so the big kids can get acclimated & it won't be so overwhelming for the littles.

We had a morning of being really productive. I was relieved when it was finally time to meet up with my supervisor at TGI Fridays for lunch.  Yay, a chance to sit down & relax. Who was I kidding?  I had my LOUD 4yo child with me.  Everything he said came out in a shout; I'm sure my supervisor who is single & does not have children, couldn't wait to hightail it out of there (I wouldn't blame her; he was in rare form today).

Since Fridays is at one of our local malls, Little Boy wanted to ride on the escalators.  So we did.  Up & down.  Up & down. Then we did it again. And again. And again.  Finally, I told him we needed to stop into Old Navy so I could see if there was anything worth spending my gift card on.  OH. MY. GOODNESS.  They had this HUGE thing that looked like a gumball machine & Little Boy gravitated toward it, while screaming, "I've wanted one of these my WHOLE life!!"  I told him if he could calm down & talk in his "regular" voice (which is loud, but not obnoxious), I would spend that quarter & get him this bouncy ball.

He was quiet.  TOO QUIET.  I turned around to see his bottom lip quivering.

He whispered, "Momma, that person with no head touched me."
Dear Old Navy,
Thank you for the headless mannequins in your Westroads Mall store.  Not only did you scare the living tar out of my child, but you got him to shut up for 3 minutes.
Momma Sassy Pants

Monday, August 5, 2013

It's A Contest ~ It's Story Time ~ Wait A Minute, It's BOTH!!

It's time for another contest for the friends of Sassy Pants Lives Here.  I have had a couple of contests in the past, & posted them on my FaceBook page, but this contest requires a little bit more explanation, so we are going to discuss all the rules here on the blog page, then I will set up the FaceBook page so that we can conduct our contest.  Many bloggers use Rafflecopter for conducting their contests, but this involves input from readers & their friends (plus, I haven't learned how to utilize Rafflecopter yet, so we are going to do this the Sassy way, okay friends??

I am going to start a "story" in the link on Sassy Pants Lives Here FaceBook post.  Each time you add a comment, you help tell the story.  Next, you may want to share this with your friends, because the top 3 comments with the most "likes," will win a prize.

For example:
I may start with: Once upon a time, there was a little girl....
Mary Jo may comment with: who was really bad about brushing her teeth...
John may comment: so her Mother took her to the dentist, who wasn't a dentist at all...

This story will be your creation, but you need to get friends to "like" your comments.  You may comment more than once.  This story time will go until 8:00pm CST this Sunday, August 11, 2013.  If by chance, one person has 2 (or 3) comments that tie for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, only ONE prize will be given to that person.  At that point, we will go down the line for the next highest number of comments.  I will not be able to "like" any comments, as much as I will want to.  I want to be fair. 

Want to know what your prizes may be??  I know you're on pins & needles......
You may win your choice of one of these AMAZING SpiBelts.  I have a pink polka dot or peace sign design for you to choose from.  These are fantastic for when you are going to hit the trail for a run or for a trip to the park with the kids.  The waistband is adjustable & the pouch expands to hold your phone, car keys, identification, & a few dollars of money for when the ice cream man rolls around.

Already have a SpiBelt??  How about a pair of socks made by Smartwool??  These moisture wicking sport socks are 69% wool/29% nylon/2% elastane.  I have 3 pairs of these & absolutely LOVE THEM!!  Also included in this package is a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks.  (I'm not sure why it didn't make it into the picture, but it comes with this prize package).

Sports not your thing??  Are you into shopping??  We've got you covered!!  You may choose a $25.00 gift card to JC Penney OR a $25.00 gift card to the iTunes store. 

The contest will begin as soon as I post in the comments on the FaceBook page.  You may share, share, & share again.  Help write the story & get as many "likes" as you can.  PLEASE...  keep it clean.  I have some readers who may offend easily, are young, or are a combination of both.  Let's have fun & win some prizes.

Good Luck & Lot's Of Love,
Mrs. Sassy Pants