Saturday, January 17, 2015

Nesting






Having another baby girl when the last baby girl is only 20 months old means there are no new clothes to make, no new diapers to sew, no new baby things to get ready - they are all ready from the last time.  So instead, I am working furiously on a polar playscape for Poppyseed. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rice


If we are having rice for dinner and I ask Poppyseed if she'd like some, she goes running to her bedroom, excitedly yelling "Rice! Rice!"I keep her rice box underneath her bed.  It is one of her very favorite things.



In September, Holden and I dyed up about 8 pounds of rainbow rice.  It came out fabulous.  We used liquid food coloring, dropped a few drops into a gallon freezer bag with a few cups of rice, shook it, then set it out to dry.  Repeat for each color.   The whole process took about half an hour (plus drying time, which wasn't much more), and Holden had a blast.



Even Holden and Kenna love to play in the rice box.  4 months later, despite vacuuming up what seems like half the rice box every time we use it, it is still going strong.






It is a wonderfully calming activity.  And Poppyseed is obsessed with pouring things from one container to another, and this ends up being a lot easier on the carpet and wood floor than water!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Here she comes ...


I feel like I *just* ran this contest! Poppyseed arrived just 20 months ago, and now her little sister will be here any day!

When do you think the newest Holden's Landing baby will arrive? Post a comment here with your guess (date and time) and be entered to win a $40 gift certificate :)  My official due date range is between January 24- February 1.  The person with the guess closest to her actual date/time of arrival will win.  If there are multiple winners, I will put them in a hat and draw a winner from the pool.

Contest opens: January 13
Contest ends: Whenever I go into labor :P
Prize: $40 gift certificate to Holden's Landing

Winner will be announced within 3 days of baby's arrival. 

Ready, set, guess! Could be any day now!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

More giveaways!





It's day 6 of the 12 days of Christmas, and we've got more giveaways! Check out our etsy shop and post a comment here with your favorite item.  You'll be entered to win the following, chosen by random number generator:
1 -- Coupon code for $20 off
2 -- Coupon code for 25 % off one item
3 -- Buy one, get one half off coupon

Winners (3 separate winners) will be chosen on Monday, December 9th.  Entries will be taken from now until 7 am est, December 9th.

Read, set, post!

Congratulations to comments #s 1, 4 and 5!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

12 Days of Christmas -- Day 5 Giveaway!

Somehow I've ended up a day behind in our 12 Days event, but now the days match the numerical date, so it's all good :P

Day 5 -- a FFS (free for shipping) giveaway for an adorable set of wool felt finger puppets, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears!
Perfect for anytime play - makes a great stocking stuffer!

Our finger puppets are made of high quality wool felt and wool blend felt.  They are machine stitched for durability.  Finger puppets measure approx. 3 1/2" tall.  This set includes Mama Bear, Papa Bear, wee little Baby Bear and Goldilocks





To enter, post a comment (be sure there's some way for me to get in touch with you if you win!) below telling us your favorite children's story.  Giveaway is open to all, and ends Saturday, December 7th at 10am.  I will use random.org to choose a winner sometime thereafter.  Winner to pay shipping charge only -- US $1.75, International $6.50

Ready, set ... post!

ENDED - congratulations to the poster of comment #1!

Monday, December 2, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year



Sleigh bells ring, snow glistens, trees get trimmed ... the holiday season is upon us! With it come our annual 12 Days of Christmas event at Holden's Landing.  Today is day 3, and we are having a giveaway for a free e-copy of the Earth*School "Christmas Around the World" unit.  To enter, just leave a comment below, telling your favorite holiday activity.  Entries will be accepted until Thursday, December 5th at 7am est.  I will use random.org to pick a winner sometime that morning.  Be sure to leave a way to get in touch with you in your comment, in case you are the lucky winner! Good luck!

ENDED - Congratulations #4 - Leah! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Any day now???


Now that May is here, the newest Holden's Landing baby is due any day now, so I thought it was time for a fun little contest!

When do you think our little Poppyseed will arrive? Post a comment here with your guess (date and time) and be entered to win a free nappy :)  My official due date range is between May 9 - 11.  The person with the guess closest to her actual date/time of arrival will win.  If there are multiple winners, I will put them in a hat and draw a winner from the pool.

Contest opens: May 1st
Contest ends: Whenever I go into labor :P
Prize: One free fitted or AI2 nappy, with or without embroidery, in your choice of size.  Winner to pay actual shipping.  Will ship anywhere in the world.  Nappy will be completed once I am back from babymoon. 

Winner will be announced within 3 days of baby's arrival. 

Ready, set, guess! I am ready for her to come any time now!!


UPDATE 5/8: Poppyseed was born on Tuesday, May 7th at 2:24 am.  Congrats to Magda, with a guess of May 7th at 6:12am! There's no email address with your comment so send me an email  at bonnie@holdenslanding.com :)