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We’re so busy …

We finally put our tree up last weekend, while Mr. MK put on the lights … I baked 15 dozen cookies to take to a cookie exchange .

So easy ...
I am so not the Betty Crocker type and don’t like to cook/bake … so this is a BIG deal. These cookies are so easy, I was a little bit embarrassed to take them. I am keeping my fingers x’d they invite me back next year.

We’ve had bit of a flu/cold thing going around.

Sick Sam ...
Poor Sam is home today with a 102 fever and flu, all while recovering from an abscessed tooth.

I turned 40 yesterday – Yahoo! It’s the new 20 you know? Don’t be jealous … you’ll all get there (you hope!) Psst … if you don’t it’s REALLY BAD NEWS!

The only damper on the Birthday fun –> I am still dealing with this!

It’s going to be a lean Christmas here this year! We want to make Christmas less materialistic (not to mention my house is overflowing with JUNK)! Nobody says it better than my friend Heather @ ohmystinkinheck!


I really plan to get back on before Christmas with some festive photos, but just in case I don’t, I want to let you know about the next great give-a-away.

I am giving away TWO Ju-Ju-Be MiniBe Diaper Bags! Value $140 USD

The 1st Winner will be choosen randomly from all new comments posted between now and January 1, 2008.
The 2nd Winner will be choosen randomly from all the bloggers that post about this contest on their websites (make sure to come back leave a link in the comments section, so I know who you are).

We're Giving Away Two FREE Bags

Win this great Ju-Ju-Be MiniBe Diaper Bag (psst … we have tons of great JuJuBe Bags @ – use coupon code: jujube15 and save 15%).

Good things come in mini packages. Now you can carry all the essentials hands free… but we anticipated some bickering over who gets to carry it. We included two sets of straps so you can swap out when your mini me wants something their size… smart huh?


    Insulated snack pocket
    Quick reach outside pocket that conveniently fits diapers and a wipes pouch
    Two exterior insulated bottle pockets
    Extra long key clip
    Picture pocket for bragging
    Outside magnetic pocket
    Two sets of straps… one set long enough for mommy, one set short enough for the little kid that wants to carry his/her own stuff
    Measurements: 7 3/4″ x 12″ x 4″

We have three different colors … we’ll let the lucky winner choose their favorite.

You are welcome to use this linking code, but only if you want to.

Kim the owner of – a great online spot for Baby Clothing, Shoes, Toys, Gifts and Cloth Diapers is hosting the December JuJuBe Diaper Bag Give-Away @ go on over and comment and be entered to Win one of two great JuJuBe MiniBe Diaper Bags!

For the text and link above copy and paste the code below:


Winner of the last post is #4 – Michelle and I’ll send out your BabyLegs ASAP.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

MK xo

43 comments… add one

  • Angella December 21, 2007, 3:26 pm

    Sorry about the flu and cold – we had a week of barfing followed by a week of colds. Sigh.

    That bag is SWEET!

    *Runs off to post about it*

  • OMSH December 21, 2007, 3:38 pm

    Ooooh! If I get the bag I’m gonna give it away on my blog. HA! I love those bags!

    I’m so sorry there is flu in your house. I got so tired of all the puke and fever going on around here a couple of weeks ago. We’re glad to be on the downhill side of that.

    And? Your birthday?! Way to make it to the new 20!! I have 5 more years and I’ll be right there with you.

  • Heather December 21, 2007, 3:42 pm

    Cute diaper bag!

  • Hannah December 21, 2007, 4:10 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!
    Sorry to hear about the cold and flu … hope everybody recovers before Christmas Day.

    Cute diaper bag … almost makes me want to have another baby. Almost …

  • Keara December 21, 2007, 4:19 pm

    Oh I have always wanted one of those! Will be posting about it on my blog! I wanna win this one! Great giveaway!

    Sorry to hear about the clold and flu. We have the nasty cold going on rigt now in my household. YUCK! Both my 2 yr old and 6 month have it. FUN!

    Happy Birthday!

  • Deb on the Rocks December 21, 2007, 5:16 pm

    40 rocks, it really does. You’re just coming into your own. Like fine wine, baby!

  • Amanda Brown December 21, 2007, 5:39 pm

    That bag is fantastic!
    Poor Sam looked how my whole household felt this week. We ALL got sick and it’s been horrendous!

  • Rachel Z December 21, 2007, 5:51 pm

    Hi. Never been here before! I think your cookies are perfect and I hope you can enjoy a sickie-free Christmas with your family. And I hope I win the diaper bag! I’ve posted a link on my site, but it’s a private one. Angella can verify it’s there for you if you need. :)

  • HeatherK December 21, 2007, 5:53 pm

    Need. that. bag. Even I have to pay for it! ;-) Why did I have to start discovering all the cute diaper bags when I’m on the third and final kid??

  • Amy December 21, 2007, 5:59 pm

    I agree…I NEED that bag PLUS it’s so pretty!

  • Michelle December 21, 2007, 6:42 pm

    Happy Holidays, Kim. Hope you see the last of the flu very very quickly, and that 2008 will be full of laughter, joy and prosperity! Thanks for picking me again, I *love* those babylegs, the girls look so stinkin’ cute in them. Ha, I notice you didn’t ask me for my address… burned into your brain already, eh?

  • Amanda December 21, 2007, 7:15 pm

    Sorry you are dealing with the flu bug with your kids… and still dealing with the other complaint “bug”. *shakes head* Looking forward to seeing your Holiday pics. All of your photos are always terrific anyways – it will be great to see them with the Holiday spirit!

  • mama k December 21, 2007, 7:27 pm

    neat bag!
    Sorry your DS has been sick. I came down with pnemonia myself. I thought that was only for old people! LOL

  • Cindi Hoppes December 21, 2007, 7:47 pm

    “Seasons Greetings! This might may help you feel a little better~ I am way older than you! I hope that
    your family is all well and have a warm and wonderful holiday season. Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway. Thanks,Cindi

  • TheAngelForver December 21, 2007, 9:20 pm

    Ugh, sorry the flu bug is visiting your house. Hopefully everyone will be better soon. Happy belated B-day!

    I am off to blog about your contest now! I could really use a new diaper bag for baby #2 – the overgrown backpack is getting old ;)

  • TheAngelForver December 21, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Andrea December 21, 2007, 9:42 pm

    I hope Sam feels better soon, and that you have a great Christmas and all!! I posted about your contest on my blog too…the link is here:

  • Michelle December 21, 2007, 10:43 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!!

    Definitely could use a new bag, mine is an old MEC kids bag pack that fits a few cloth diapers, my wet bag and little else!! Then again the thing is indestructible – 10 years old or more and still looks great!

  • Jenny M December 21, 2007, 11:11 pm

    I hope everyone feels better at your house. I’ve got an idea for your cookie exchange next year-
    Oreo Truffles- so easy to make=) This and dog biscuits to give to my friends are the only holiday baking that I do.
    Lean Xmas is great! Less to put away and see littered on the botoom of the toy box later.

  • jw4mkc December 21, 2007, 11:47 pm

    I am currently using a pink 9.00 bag from Target that has white & denim striped handles that I bought when Harlie was about 6 months old and she is now over 18 months old.. Okay, Sweets – You KNOW I blogged about you!! Although I didn’t use the link, I copied and pasted part of your post & put your sites all over!! Anything for an online buddy – especially one that gives freebies – haha! (I would do it regardless) Maybe you hypnotize us with those kids of yours’ eyes!! They are all something special!! Sam’s eyes are the darkest blue I have ever seen. Jalyn’s are so light & Sam’s are so dark – it is crazy that blue eyes can have such a big range!! You are gonna have fun with his girlfriends one day :)

  • Lisa December 22, 2007, 12:07 am

    Happy birthday!!! 40 is great I am told. Hope you are all healthy and have a merry Christmas. That bag looks awesome!!!!

  • bree December 22, 2007, 2:29 am

    Happy Birthday! I hope that your son feels better, poor baby and I hope no one else gets the flu! The cookies look great!! We call those no bakes and we make them practically weekly! my kids and husband cant get enough! while they dont “look” the best, they taste awesome!! Did you put sprinkles in them though?? so festive! I am gonna do that with the next batch! The bag- is awesome! I would love to have that for Hudson!!!! (well me!, but you know what I mean..hehe)

    off to blog about it! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  • bree December 22, 2007, 2:44 am
  • Joa December 22, 2007, 3:44 am

    Un échange de biscuits, quelle bonne idée! Je songe à intégrer quelque chose dans le genre pour Noël prochain.

  • Noreen December 22, 2007, 1:16 pm

    cute bag!!
    The cookie look good and I am sure everyone while like them. I always wanted to do a cookie exchange but I am the only one who bakes so I have no one to trade with :)

  • Deb December 22, 2007, 3:39 pm

    Ohh! I love the bag! I’ll add your linking code to my blog (even though it’s already there). :)

    As for the cookies, do not be ashamed!! I went to my kid’s Xmas programs yesterday – we had to bring baking. Some fantastic person brought those cookies just like you made. I think I ate half of them. (New Year’s resolution: work on self-control!!!)

    Happy Belated birthday!!

  • Naomi December 22, 2007, 4:39 pm

    Contest posted here:

    I’ve heard good things about JuJuBe but never had one before.

    Cookies look good enough to eat- that’s all that matters!

  • Naomi December 22, 2007, 4:47 pm

    p.s. I’m closer to 40 than 30 now, too. Yikes.

  • Marcy December 22, 2007, 7:42 pm

    Hope everyone feels well for Christmas. Those cookies look yummers.

  • Madele03 December 22, 2007, 9:19 pm

    Happy B’day…love the bag!!

  • aBookworm December 22, 2007, 9:42 pm

    Jolly Good! I’ve posted it on my blog here : A Bookworm’s Diary

  • Jamie December 23, 2007, 7:36 am

    Oh man, sickness AND holidays!! Not good!!

  • Mama Zen December 23, 2007, 9:40 am

    Happy Birthday!

  • Kait December 23, 2007, 3:30 pm

    Cute bag. Mine is plain black and so boring. I hope I win.

  • Tracy December 24, 2007, 12:14 am

    Those bags look great. I don’t even have a diaper bag I just use what I have handy but I would love ones of those.

  • lace December 26, 2007, 9:11 pm

    The taste of the cookies is what matters. I have had some of the prettiest cookies that made you want to run to the bathroom and spit out all of the offending bits from the inside of your mouth. And then brush your teeth just to be sure you still can’t taste it.

    I hope everyone gets over their sickies.

  • jenB December 29, 2007, 1:57 am

    I miss you. So I ordered some stuff. Not the same, but we should get together soon. If only so I can enjoy a lovely bowl of soup and glass of water.

    I hope the holidays were good to you, in every way.


  • Heidi December 31, 2007, 9:04 am

    Oh, I LOVE that bag. Not only do I love purple, but I could really use something trendy like that to carry my little guy’s diapers around in. And, with only a little over 2 years to go ’til I reach “the new 20”, I need all the trendy help I can get.
    Sign me up!

  • Macey January 1, 2008, 1:59 pm

    Cuteness-we’ve been sick too :( Happy New Year

  • Kilikina January 1, 2008, 3:53 pm

    count me in, LOVE IT

  • Fausto Whitelow March 8, 2010, 12:49 am

    Good posting

  • Zak Fisher May 11, 2010, 1:08 pm

    i usually choose diaper bags which are made of recyclabe materials to help the environment not just your babies.`**

  • Carver September 13, 2011, 8:32 pm

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