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Here ye, Here ye! Winners Have Been Drawn!

Here ye, Here ye! Winners are drawn!

Here ye, Here ye! Winners are drawn!

It’s the first day of December and here at MommaOh’s we have completed the drawing for the two personalized aprons. I must say we had fabulous Thanksgiving eats and I owe a lot of it to your recipes. Wow! Each one was as yummy as the one listed above and below. You gals know how to cook.

Since my husband was sooooo appreciative of your submissions, he acquiesced to my request and pulled the names from the official MommaOh blue drawing bowl. So without further aggrandizing the winners are……Adult Apron Winner is Marsha Gardner and Child’s Apron Winner is Caroline.

However I think I am the biggest winner of all this time with all the great recipes! I am very thankful to every one who participated.

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Another issue hits the streets…

Hot off the virtual presses is the latest issue of Modern Handmade Child a free online magazine chocked full of cookie and warm beverage recipes, articles on decor, slow food, surviving the holidays and great gift idea!

Be sure and look for my ad in the back of the magazine! It looks just like this….

ModHandChld-Nov-09-Issue Ad

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Child’s personalized, monogrammed, embroidered chef’s hat and apron set

Lucky little Ava! This is a cute chef’s cotton/poly blend hat and apron that has been embroidered and embellished with ribbon. A perfect gift for the little ones in your life. Listed on MommaOh.etsy.com ….see you there!

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What will you name yours?

What will you name yours?

It seems each year the catalogs arrive earlier and earlier to grab your gift giving dollars. The beginning of October found the first ones in my post box. A new, at least to our address, children’s catalog called www.chinaberry.com arrived in the first flurry. While flipping through it I found a game called Bananagrams that visually caught my attention. As I read about the game I saw it had won the Toy Industry of America’s 2009 Best Game of the Year Award and was for 1 to 8 players, ages 7+.

I liked it because it was like Scrabble but less restricting and it was played quickly so many games could be enjoyed. Although it didn’t encompass the math skills Scrabble does, Bananagram is very portable. The price seemed reasonable at $17.95 (+s&h) but my mind drifted to the scrabble games we already owned and all those tiles…..

So for the backseat of her minivan I think that MommaOh should make her own bag and fill it with recycled Scrabble tiles from the games in the basement. It won’t be the same as Bananagram but our own rules can be made and the math can be added back in if we want. I’m sure it won’t win any awards but it will still be fun, educational and if I reuse a bag from around the house, our game will be comprised with all recycled items. Yeah, I’m good with not winning an award.

Hmmm now what should I name my upcycled bag of tiles game? ‘MommaOh My Word’ of course. What will you name yours?

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Halloween Headbands Winners Are…….

JackolanternsUsing my state of the art drawing system like last time BUT asking my dear daughter to pick the names, we have winners!
Without further ado:
Jennifer= Candy Corn (and I need your addy)
Suzanne A= Boo (I have your address?)
Angela = Black Cat (I need your addy)
Jacquie = Bats N Cats (I need your addy)
Last but certainly not least, Jan S = Jack-O-Lanterns (I need your addy)

So if you winners can send me (mommaoh@gmail.com) your mailing addresses tonight. I can pop them into the mail tomorrow so you can have them for Halloween!! Congratulations for being lucky!

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Whew…not much time before Halloween so let’s have a quick contest!

CandyCorn headband which can be monogrammed for the perfect treat!

CandyCorn headband which can be monogrammed for the perfect treat!

It seems September came and went in a blur. Then one half of October streamed by before I’ve had a breather to update my blog. While I still have the lunch bags on my web site I am focusing on monogrammed headbands both knit and ribbon. So to begin promoting my headbands I have 5 Halloween ones to give away to 5 lucky winners.

Just leave a comment to this post to enter. Then using my high tech drawing system (see post on September 1, 2009) I will draw the winners next Saturday, Oct 24 so I will have time to mail them out! Make sure I have your mailing address–if you believe I do not have access to your address (and are feeling lucky) please email it to me at mommaoh@gmail.com .

Shown with this posting are 4 photos of the five headbands being given away!

Boo-Headband

Cats-and-bats
BlackCat-headband

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Practically Perfect People…

Mary Poppins the Musical

Two words to describe a practically perfect person and you’ve probably already guessed them, Mary Poppins. Yes the family packed up in the mini van the Saturday before Labor Day and drove over to the grand Fox Theatre here in sunny St Louis to see the matinee musical of the greatest nanny of all time (Unless you consider Eloise’s nanny who truly had her hands full. Ever notice the staff at the Plaza didn’t resemble Mary’s always helpful Bert and friends? Well I digress.).

I can’t recommend this production enough! Similar to the family favorite Disney movie starring Julie Andrews it is written to follow the books a bit more. A few songs are gone or changed and there are new ones. But it is a spectacular story with fabulous sets, music and costumes to match.

Mary Poppins Book
In fact it has inspired me to research the books that were used as the basis of the musical. I am listing in no particular order; Mary Poppins,
Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins in the Park, Mary Poppins in the Kitchen: A Cookery Book with a Story,
Mary Poppins from A to Z, Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane, Mary Poppins and the House Next Door, Mary Poppins Balloons and Balloons.
P.L. Travers, while appearing in the role of Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream
All the books were written by P. L. Travers an Aussie who later emigrated to London and worked as both a journalist and theater critic. Evidently the author had a relatively interesting life, living until 96 years of age, as she has had 3 biography’s completed.

I hope you get the opportunity to see the musical, if not enjoy the books, perhaps the biography, pop in the DVD and for a finale….Go fly a kite!!!

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