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.

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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

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Richard · June 30, 2007 at 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 at 5:26 am

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

Safire · June 30, 2007 at 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 at 7:28 am

How ’bout:

“July…thanks goodness it’s not June!”

Karyne · June 30, 2007 at 7:35 am

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

Julie · June 30, 2007 at 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 at 7:46 am

Jumpin July
July Jingle

Susy-Q · June 30, 2007 at 8:00 am

Generous July Giveaway?

Keara · June 30, 2007 at 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 at 8:31 am

Oh Just thought of another. :)
July Jubilee

Lacey · June 30, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 10:30 am

Christmas in July

Lesha Anderson · June 30, 2007 at 10:32 am

It’s July…and All That Jazz


All That Jazz in July

Naomi · June 30, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 11:22 am

Summer free spree

deb · June 30, 2007 at 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 at 11:45 am

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

Marcy · June 30, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 3:56 pm

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

How about Sizzlin’ Summer Samplers….???

maddiesmom · June 30, 2007 at 4:06 pm

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

deb · June 30, 2007 at 4:24 pm

here’s some more:

SunnyDays GiveAways
Summer Plunder

Cherylyn · June 30, 2007 at 5:25 pm

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

Dollymama · June 30, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 11:40 pm

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

Deborah · July 1, 2007 at 4:03 pm

July Giveaways

artsweet · July 1, 2007 at 4:11 pm

How ’bout…

Jubilant July
July Jubilee
Jump into July!

Mama K · July 1, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 7:07 am

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

Laura · July 2, 2007 at 7:10 am

July Jambalaya

Amy · July 2, 2007 at 7:11 am

Jumpstart July
Joyous July
Just July

Laura · July 2, 2007 at 7:21 am

Jiggly July

Laura · July 2, 2007 at 7:22 am

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

Laura · July 2, 2007 at 7:29 am

Jolly July?

Laura · July 2, 2007 at 7:32 am

Jumbled July

Deanne S. · July 2, 2007 at 10:20 am

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

Lou · July 2, 2007 at 5:32 pm

Christmas in July :-)

Jolly July

Pauline · July 2, 2007 at 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 at 8:15 pm

Weekday winnings if it’s only Monday to Fridays.

MonaB · July 2, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 12:44 am

How about “Hot July”.

Marla · July 3, 2007 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 1:33 pm

I think July Jubilation is perfect.

Great pic of Hayley and Brian.

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