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June Jive – Day 30 FREE $25 Gift Certificate

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Winner is: Richard – and it’s now officially ‘Jammin’ in July’!


It’s 1 a.m. and we just arrived in Canmore about an hour ago. It’s a fantastic town (just down the road from Banff) in the Canadian Rockies! For me it doesn’t get any better than this – I *heart* the mountains! It was a long drive with some bad weather (we actually had to pull over while “nickle” sized hail pelted the van). Georgia decided today was the day to start “peeing” on the potty, so she was begging to stop and pee the whole way, while we begged her just to pee her pants! Can’t win for loosing around here …

Hayley looked beautiful for her Graduation.

See! This is “my” grad and “my” dad (Grandpa/Poppa to Hayley)! It was windy but I think the shot is nicer than some of them taken inside against the bland walls.

There are more pictures …

Here is one in her gown and mortarboard.

This is the last of the grad pictures for now.

For those of you wondering about my amazingly, talented dress-altering husband. It didn’t involve a needle and thread (great-Grandma did that), but a bernzOmatic microflame torch and medal working solder. See the ‘jewel’ part up from neck to boobs, well it was too long, so ‘super-dad’ took out a whole length of beading and then soldered the dress back together making it fit perfectly. Hayley (and I) enjoyed telling folks that her dad was altering her grad dress! Lots of shocked looks. He’s ‘Will the welding-man’ of the grad-dress world. Go Dad!

Did you all realize that it’s the last day of JUNE JIVE (I didn’t, I thought there were 31 days in June – duh … :( that’s why I am desperately posting at 1:45 in the a.m. – I thought I had one more day …) it’s over, done, it can’t be JUNE JIVE anymore, BUT there is nothing stopping me from doing a JULY thingy, right?

In reality, I am doing a little “June is over, it’s really over, it’s finally over, over-over-over” dance! Well, I am not dancing I’m like sitting and wiggling … weird but true! IT’s OVER! For those of you just tuning in I am not wiggling around because I don’t like giving stuff away (I DO), it’s because JUNE is like the month of 20 Christmas’ for me and I am ready to drop dead of exhaustion! We’ll talk again tomorrow after some hiking …

I’m going to need a name (for the JULY contest, not me – I’m Kim, silly!), so to be eligible to win today’s $25 Gift Certificate you need only to leave a comment AND tell me what the JULY contest should be called!

Today’s winner will not be by random drawing. I will pick the name I like the best that person will win the $25 Gift Certificate. Gift Certicate

I think JULY will be a bit different than JUNE JIVE and MAY MADNESS, I think I might skip the weekends? It is just too much work and it’s kind of slow … I will think more tomorrow exactly how to work it. If you have suggestions let me know.

I’m giving away a FREE product every day until the end of June. 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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  • Richard June 30, 2007, 2:47 am

    Well well well… that’s a niiiccee looking daughter you have there… ;)

    Anyway, about the names… I s’pose the obvious one would be “July Jamboree”… so here are a couple more… “Jovial July”, “Jamtacular July”, or my personal favorite… “Jammin’ in July”.

  • Kait June 30, 2007, 5:26 am

    Hmm, these names are hard to come up with! July Frenzy?

  • Safire June 30, 2007, 7:09 am

    Great dress!

    What about Jewels in July? Or Christmas in July, July Quake, July Brake Away…I couldn’t think of any more alliterations.

  • Susanne June 30, 2007, 7:28 am

    How ’bout:

    “July…thanks goodness it’s not June!”

  • Karyne June 30, 2007, 7:35 am

    I won!!! Thank you very much Kim, I appreciate it!

  • Julie June 30, 2007, 7:43 am

    What about Sizzlin’ Weekdays in July (if you do, in fact, choose to do giveaways on weekdays only)?

  • Lucy June 30, 2007, 7:46 am

    Jumpin July
    July Jingle

  • Susy-Q June 30, 2007, 8:00 am

    Generous July Giveaway?

  • Keara June 30, 2007, 8:30 am

    How fun!

    Joyous July
    Joyful July
    Jolly July
    Giant July Giveaway
    Jazzy July
    Jumping July

    I will try to think of some more.

  • Keara June 30, 2007, 8:31 am

    Oh Just thought of another. :)
    July Jubilee

  • Lacey June 30, 2007, 8:48 am

    Freedom Fest (July 1st for Canada and July 4th for USA)

    Sweet Summer Goodies

    Summer Free Spree

    I think that is all I got.

  • Pam June 30, 2007, 9:34 am

    Summer Sensation Sale. (it could be used for July and August if you want). I’ll think of more later.

  • Lesha Anderson June 30, 2007, 10:30 am

    Christmas in July

  • Lesha Anderson June 30, 2007, 10:32 am

    It’s July…and All That Jazz


    All That Jazz in July

  • Naomi June 30, 2007, 10:36 am

    Maybe you should just call it “mommyknows’ everyday giveaway” since you know you will want to continue it…

  • Laura June 30, 2007, 11:19 am

    Well, I really liked “June Jamboree” (but ‘Jive’ is nice, too!), so I’m hoping that will turn out to be “July Jamboree”.

    Nice work on the dress… kudos to your DH.
    Want to hear something even more jaw-dropping. A friend recently got married, and his bride’s dress was entirely made by her father. No, he’s not a tailor, but a machinist. There was lace and EVERYTHING! *MY* dh can’t even make Kraft Dinner!!!

  • Michelle June 30, 2007, 11:22 am

    Summer free spree

  • deb June 30, 2007, 11:34 am

    Wow, your daughter is beautiful! (And the dress is as well).

    Here are a few of my ideas:
    July Jazz
    Tryin’ July
    July Jewels
    July Jam

  • Beth June 30, 2007, 11:45 am

    Welding a dress-very interesting!! It turned out beautiful.
    I really like Jammin’ July.

  • Marcy June 30, 2007, 1:10 pm

    ok here it goes:

    Jiggly July
    July Chillin
    Christmas in July
    July – o – ramma
    July Feast
    July Jive
    Jivin in July
    Summer Lovin’
    Feastin in July
    FREEzing in July
    July FREEzing

    Ok hope those help ya!! ;-)

  • Kilikina June 30, 2007, 1:40 pm

    Hayley did look beautiful in that picture!

    Enter me in for the gift card please.

    July Idea’s. Let’s see. If you ever did just Friday’s you could say “Free Friday’s”. In July you could use July Suprise?!

  • Deanne S. June 30, 2007, 3:56 pm

    Wow, Grad and potty training in the same house….WOW.

    How about Sizzlin’ Summer Samplers….???

  • maddiesmom June 30, 2007, 4:06 pm

    Great photo of your daughter. How about “Oh my, it’s July”?

  • deb June 30, 2007, 4:24 pm

    here’s some more:

    SunnyDays GiveAways
    Summer Plunder

  • Cherylyn June 30, 2007, 5:25 pm

    Enjoy Canmore, how about
    “It’s Summertime, and the winning is easy”

  • Dollymama June 30, 2007, 6:28 pm

    I was going to say Jammin’ in July but saw that someone already said that. So, how about

    Juicy July (your site is dripping with gifts??? possibly a little gross, but…)


    Hot Fun in the Summertime

    There ya go!

  • Callista June 30, 2007, 8:41 pm

    How bout July in the Sky? Fly in July? Jumping July? July Jigglers? I don’t know I”m not that imaginative.

  • Pam June 30, 2007, 10:21 pm

    Is the TUFFO blanket that you had the otherday eligible for the June Jive discount on your store? I’m trying to order it but it won’t allow the 20% discount, and that’s the only way I talked my husband into letting me buy it!

  • Montserrat June 30, 2007, 11:23 pm

    What a great picture of your grad and dad. Definitely better than an indoor shot would be.

    How about “It’s free, baby!” for a name?

  • Priya June 30, 2007, 11:40 pm

    July Fiesta-Latin for festival,party or holiday.
    July Mela- sanskrit for gathering.

  • Deborah July 1, 2007, 4:03 pm

    July Giveaways

  • artsweet July 1, 2007, 4:11 pm

    How ’bout…

    Jubilant July
    July Jubilee
    Jump into July!

  • Mama K July 1, 2007, 5:48 pm

    July Jag

    Jag means spree! Like a shopping spree.

    Or Jiggy July or July Julbliation or July Jump-off!

  • Andrea July 1, 2007, 11:36 pm

    Hey! Sooo…a name for a July contest?! Well…I know it was mentioned above already, but I like the July Jubilee!

  • Laura July 2, 2007, 7:07 am

    July Jabberwock (–>meaning = ‘meaningless’ … as in, “It makes no sense she’s giving this all away!”)

  • Laura July 2, 2007, 7:10 am

    July Jambalaya

  • Amy July 2, 2007, 7:11 am

    Jumpstart July
    Joyous July
    Just July

  • Laura July 2, 2007, 7:21 am

    Jiggly July

  • Laura July 2, 2007, 7:22 am

    Jitterbug July (June was a dance theme, so why not?? :P)

  • Laura July 2, 2007, 7:29 am

    Jolly July?

  • Laura July 2, 2007, 7:32 am

    Jumbled July

  • Deanne S. July 2, 2007, 10:20 am

    thought of another…
    Jackpot July or July’s Jackpot???

  • Lou July 2, 2007, 5:32 pm

    Christmas in July :-)

    Jolly July

  • Pauline July 2, 2007, 6:56 pm

    Oh Kim! She’s lovely! And that dress! Wow, what a talented man your husband is!

    And your dad look just like he did way back when…!

  • Pam July 2, 2007, 8:15 pm

    Weekday winnings if it’s only Monday to Fridays.

  • MonaB July 2, 2007, 8:53 pm

    Wow don’t they grow up fast………….Another milestone passes and many more exciting things to come.

    Names for July’s contest

    How about July Jamberee?

  • Kami July 2, 2007, 8:55 pm

    Your daughter is beautiful and the dress was amazing. Way to go Kim’s husband :-)

    I think there are many, many great names suggested already… I vote for July Jazz or maybe Jazzy July (some one above suggest something along these lines and I LIKE!)

  • alison July 2, 2007, 10:03 pm

    How about Summerfest . . . although if you keep this up forever, you might want to save “fest” for October. Or you could go old Disney with Summer Magic. Some other ideas . . .
    July’s Hot Spot
    Red Hot Summer
    Summer Free for All (which perhaps would be considered false advertising and in order to avoid lawsuits would need to be Free for Thirty-one+)

    Okay, I’ll stop now.

  • Yan July 3, 2007, 12:44 am

    How about “Hot July”.

  • Marla July 3, 2007, 2:31 pm

    I’m so thrilled to see I won a sloppy ~ and now a gc also! Wow!! Can hardly wait to get it so I can go shopping ~ thanks SO much!

  • Jen the Mom July 3, 2007, 6:30 pm

    I suck at stuff like this but I had to tell you how beautiful she looks in that dress. I mean, she’s beautiful regardless but that dress is…

    Oh, nevermind.


  • Marlo July 4, 2007, 8:59 am

    JULY JUBILEE of course!!! i think I mentioned it in a post a few weeks ago, but I must say that I think it is the perfect name! Have fun hiking, I wish I were there.

  • Lorraine July 4, 2007, 1:33 pm

    I think July Jubilation is perfect.

    Great pic of Hayley and Brian.

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