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Jammin’ in July – TWO FREE $25 Gift Certificates

in Family, General

**We have two winners!

Random: #36 Jazz

Hayley’s Pick: jw4mkc with –>

It was really hard to pick a winner … it came down to a coin toss with an honorable mention going to: ‘’

Other’s that made the top 1o were: southamericansomething, latinledger, hayleyknowsbest (my favorite), whereintheworldishayley, exchanginghayley!


Several months ago, I posted about Hayley (my oldest daughter) going to Brazil next year. She is going as a Rotary Youth Exchange Program. It’s going to be a great adventure, but we will miss her!

Goodbye Hayley
She leaves August 11th and will be gone for 10-11 months! AHHHH!

She has decided that she is going to BLOG while she is gone and keep us all updated as to her activities and whereabouts. Easy enough –> OR not! She can’t think of a ‘cool’ name for her blog. Come to think of it I don’t think kids say ‘cool’ that much any more but this is a ‘cool’ mom blog and it belongs to me, so I am going to say, “cool”.

I told her we could have a contest on my site to name the BLOG and believe it or not she thought it sounded like a fun idea.

Put on your creative caps and come up with a blog name for my girl :)

On Thursday night about 9pm’ish we’ll choose two winners – one winner will be randomly drawn and the second winner will be the name Hayley likes the best :) If by chance she doesn’t like any of the names (which I doubt) I’ll just randomly draw the 2nd winner. Gift Certicate

To be eligible to win leave a comment with your BLOG name suggestions.

Speaking of cool … I received two awards just recently. I am very pleased :) I think supposed to do more than just mention them here, I have to pass them forward, but for tonight I will just ‘toot my own horn’ and say, “thanks” and then later in the week I will figure out what to do and do it!

Kami @ wer4 gave me this ‘power of schmooze’ award:

Monserrat @ beehive academy gave me this ‘rockin-blogger’ award:

Thank you both!

I’m giving away a FREE product every week day until the end of July. Read more here: Contest Details

Visit for a great selection of baby shoes and baby clothes, cloth diapers too, and don’t forget the baby toys!

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  • Sheena July 18, 2007, 12:05 am

    Hmm maybe she should could open up a thesaurus, incorporate her name and Brazil? If all else fails Hayley’s Adventure or Adventures in Brazil, lol.

  • marcy July 18, 2007, 12:16 am

    Hayley’s Travels
    Daughter Knows
    Hayley Knows
    Hayley’s Exchange
    Exchanging Hayley
    Hayley’s Daily Exchange
    Brazil Bound
    Babbling in Brazil
    Brazil Babble

    Oh man i could keep going, better stop now. Hope that gets the wheels turning.

  • Kait July 18, 2007, 6:02 am

    Wow, Brazil sounds like fun… and you can’t beat their tans! I am horrible at coming up with good names, so I’ll keep thinking and post again if I come up with something good. For now, I’m going to shop the baby marketplace and see what I can get with my gift cert :)

  • Naomi July 18, 2007, 6:48 am

    Rainforest Rotary Ramblings
    Blog de Brasil

  • Safire July 18, 2007, 7:58 am

    Blonde in Brasil
    Exchanged Life
    While on Exchange

  • Deb July 18, 2007, 8:04 am

    how about:
    Hayley’s Happenings
    Hayley’s Heydays
    Brazilian Beat
    Pindorama (Brazil nickname – from Tupi, “land of palm trees”)
    Pindorama Party

  • Mama K July 18, 2007, 9:10 am

    Gringa en Brazil!


  • jw4mkc July 18, 2007, 9:16 am

    What about names not necessarily to do with Brazil, so that when she comes back..IF..she wants to keep it up, the name can stay. I know there are some listed above, but what about a play on Legally Blonde, like BilingualBlonde or BiculturalBlonde ..hmmm

    What about BlondeMusings or MusingsfromBlondie – something with a feature, like her hair.. instead of her name..
    Are her eyes blue?? BlueEyedBloggette.. BlondeBloggette..
    and if she really wants her name, then maybe use her middle name – to add a fun spin to herself.

    Good luck.. I will keep my thinking cap on for this..

  • Priya July 18, 2007, 9:52 am

    Hayley’s Cometh

  • Lacey July 18, 2007, 10:17 am

    Hayley’s Brazilian Exchange

    Sentiments from South America

    Amazonian Adventure

    Hayley Knows Best

    Wow! Brazil for 10-11 months! What a great adventure and experience. I would have loved to do something like that just out of high school.

  • Lisa July 18, 2007, 10:56 am

    Wow that sounds like fun. My dd went on exchange to Japan for a summer when she was 14. It would have been great to be able to read her daily blog. She had a super time as I am sure your daughter will. I think flying with Haley would be a great name.

  • Jen the Mom July 18, 2007, 11:33 am

    Brazilian Baby
    Around Brazil in 80 Days
    Adventures in Foreign Exchange

  • pinks & blues girls July 18, 2007, 12:05 pm

    Great idea for a contest! I can’t wait to read about her adventures and live vicariously through them (I’m not a big adventurous person, but I wish I was)!

    She probably won’t be able to post daily, but my idea was Hayley’s Daily Brazil Blog.

    Sorry, I am not feeling too creative today, I guess! i will try to think of more!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

  • Kami July 18, 2007, 12:55 pm

    Brazil, that’ll be an amazing experience for her.. and you! At this point I can’t even IMAGINE but my kids are still so young :-)

    Hmmm, I am not that creative but here’s one:

    Hayley’s Comments

    like Hayley’s comet?!

    Actually, I’ll just plug some of the other ones… I like the ones that are spin on MommyKnows;-)

  • Cherylyn July 18, 2007, 2:25 pm

    What, no Tim Hortons?

  • MonaB July 18, 2007, 4:02 pm

    Wow Brazil! Fun in the sun! I hope she gets some time to do some site seeing when she is there although I know she will be busy with the Youth Rotary! How about Hayley’s Latin Brazilian Beats…sort of like the 70’s teen magazine Tiger Beat.( Am I dating myself? ha ha) She can chat about her experiences and what life is like for the teen in Brazil compared to the Canadian teen.

  • Angella July 18, 2007, 4:22 pm

    Brazil! Wow! The only thing that comes to mind is Waxing Brazilian, but could you IMAGINE the Google searches that would show up there???


    Use one of the PG ones above :)

  • Andrea July 18, 2007, 4:49 pm

    How about Bungalowin’ in Brazil! :) haha…hope she has fun there!

  • Amy :) July 18, 2007, 5:10 pm

    How about Blogging Brazilliant?

    Whatever name she decides on I hope she has a fabulous time!

  • Bree July 18, 2007, 6:01 pm

    Brains & Beauty in Brazil
    Hayley’s Thoughts
    Oh, The places I’ll Go..
    Adventures in Life
    Finding my own Path..
    Wishing on a shooting star
    Ride of my life
    Dare to dream, Dare to try, Dare to follow my heart
    This is only the beginning..
    Explore, Dream, Discover
    Learn & Live
    Walk in Faith, Trust in Love
    One step at a time

    ok I will stop, I got on a roll..haha :) What a great experience for her to have! awesome!

  • Heather July 18, 2007, 6:16 pm

    Wow! She is going to have so much fun!

    How about:
    Notes from Below the Equator
    Blogging from Brazil
    A Zillion Brazilian Adventures
    A Year in the Southern Hemisphere
    So this is Brazil, eh?
    Tropical Blonde
    Hayley in the Rainforest

  • Janice July 18, 2007, 6:28 pm

    How exciting! My step-sister did an exchange to South Amercia (can’t remember details – we weren’t related at that point) but she loved it.

    I’m not feeling to creative today. Hmm…


  • PamW July 18, 2007, 6:49 pm

    Hailey’s Daily Happenings
    South American Somethings
    Hailey’s Anecdotes
    Excerpts from Brazil
    Brazilian Happenin’s
    Rainforest Records
    Stories from South of the Equator

    Hmm, I’m sure I can think of more, perhaps later. That’s great that your daughter is going to do the Rotary thing. I hope she has fun.

  • Richard July 18, 2007, 7:08 pm

    Blonde Blogging from Brazil

    And yes, we’ll ALL miss Hayley… ;)

  • Tasha July 18, 2007, 7:17 pm

    Brazillian Ride?

  • Divrchk July 18, 2007, 7:40 pm

    Finding Hayley
    Where in the World is Hayley?

    Have a great trip!

  • Susy-Q July 18, 2007, 8:02 pm

    Hmmm…how about “Hayzil” or “Hayzilia”

  • alison July 18, 2007, 9:32 pm

    I’m not sure why, but I liked these ideas . . .

    Traveling Togs
    Growing into Me
    Another Step

  • Lesha Anderson July 18, 2007, 10:13 pm

    Blonde in Brazil

    Sounds like quite an adventure. I hope she has fun! :)

  • jw4mkc July 18, 2007, 10:28 pm

    OH.. what about something portuguese? That is what they speak in Brazil right? Like..
    Bem-vindo a (la?) Blonde(or/Exchange/Traveling) Blogger/Blogette

    Welcome to the… whatever she chooses.. Something simple and easy to google for translation.. Even Olafromthe..whatever name she chooses for herself.

    Well, good luck finding an awesome name Hayley!

  • Deanne S. July 18, 2007, 11:07 pm

    Wow, what fun that will be. I’m not creative today, all I can think of is:
    “Bloggin’ Brazilian Style” or just “Bloggin’ Brazil”
    Some great suggestions above!

  • Julie July 19, 2007, 8:44 am

    How about “Bio of a Blonde in Brazil” or “Latin Ledger”?

  • aBookworm July 19, 2007, 11:59 am

    How about “Blazin’ in Brazil”?

  • Laura July 19, 2007, 12:45 pm

    Hayley Hilarity

  • maddiesmom July 19, 2007, 1:07 pm

    Brazilian Escapades

  • Jazz July 19, 2007, 1:22 pm

    Here are some ideas:
    Tourist in Brazil
    Passport to Brazil
    Brazil Basics
    Learning Portugises
    Brazil or Bust

  • betty July 19, 2007, 2:36 pm

    I like the one
    ” where in the world is Hayley?”

  • madmommy July 19, 2007, 9:45 pm

    I’m excited for her. I was a Rotary Exchange student myself, way back in 1990, my senior year of high school, in France. I wish her well!

  • glittersmama July 19, 2007, 10:21 pm

    Where Am I?

  • Kathryn July 22, 2007, 11:27 pm

    How fun, Lucky girl!.

  • Ellen July 23, 2007, 9:04 am

    Hayley’s Comments! That way it’s not restricted to her time in Brazil.

  • Mimi July 24, 2007, 9:35 am

    Hayley’s Blog do Brazil
    Hayley’s Bom Dia (or just Hayley’s Dia)
    Ola from Hayley

    … Good Luck Hayley!

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