Jammin’ in July – TWO FREE $25 Gift Certificates

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**We have two winners!

Random: #36 Jazz

Hayley’s Pick: jw4mkc with –> musingsfromblondie.com

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

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.

www.thebabymarketplace.com 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 www.thebabymarketplace.com 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 6:48 am

Rainforest Rotary Ramblings
Blog de Brasil

Safire · July 18, 2007 at 7:58 am

Blonde in Brasil
Exchanged Life
While on Exchange

Deb · July 18, 2007 at 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 at 9:10 am

Gringa en Brazil!


jw4mkc · July 18, 2007 at 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 at 9:52 am

Hayley’s Cometh

Lacey · July 18, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 11:33 am

Brazilian Baby
Around Brazil in 80 Days
Adventures in Foreign Exchange

pinks & blues girls · July 18, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 2:25 pm

What, no Tim Hortons?

MonaB · July 18, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 4:49 pm

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

Amy :) · July 18, 2007 at 5:10 pm

How about Blogging Brazilliant?

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

Bree · July 18, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 7:08 pm

Blonde Blogging from Brazil

And yes, we’ll ALL miss Hayley… ;)

Tasha · July 18, 2007 at 7:17 pm

Brazillian Ride?

Divrchk · July 18, 2007 at 7:40 pm

Finding Hayley
Where in the World is Hayley?

Have a great trip!

Susy-Q · July 18, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Hmmm…how about “Hayzil” or “Hayzilia”

alison · July 18, 2007 at 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 at 10:13 pm

Blonde in Brazil

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

jw4mkc · July 18, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 8:44 am

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

aBookworm · July 19, 2007 at 11:59 am

How about “Blazin’ in Brazil”?

Laura · July 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm

Hayley Hilarity

maddiesmom · July 19, 2007 at 1:07 pm

Brazilian Escapades

Jazz · July 19, 2007 at 1:22 pm

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

betty · July 19, 2007 at 2:36 pm

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

madmommy · July 19, 2007 at 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 at 10:21 pm

Where Am I?

Kathryn · July 22, 2007 at 11:27 pm

How fun, Lucky girl!.

Ellen · July 23, 2007 at 9:04 am

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

Mimi · July 24, 2007 at 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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