Friday, December 7, 2012

Rosie Pope MOMMY IQ Contest - win a free diaper bag and autographed books!




ROSIE POPE MOMMY IQ CONTEST

Whilst caravanning through carpool you’ve surely heard us bragging about Mommy IQ, the complete guide to pregnancy penned by posh momma guru Rosie Pope. We southern gals may have walking in our Louboutins down pat, but Miss Pope, star of Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels, is just the high-heeled girl you want in your corner when you find yourself with a bay bay on board. Mommy IQ catalogues the adventures, and slightly less glamorous gems, one encounters on the road to mommyhood with refreshing wit and a glam girl’s flair. When she mailed us her London Shopper Classic, the cutest diaper bag on duty and spotted in the paws of some fabulous celeb mommas like Molly Simms and Brooke Burke, along with a few signed (gasp…) copies of Mommy IQ our way we decided to get a little inspired by professor Pope and issue an IQ test of our own before we doled out this precious loot. Sharpen your #2 pencils momma…what’s your Mommy IQ?

Looking for a cheat sheet? Take a peek at Pope’s book and you’ll find the answer to every question we toss your way!

How to Enter:
'Like' Rosie Pope and The Little Nook on Facebook

When and Where:
The Little Nook Facebook Page
We’ll be hosting the contest December 10-14 on our Facebook homepage. One Mommy IQ question will be posted every morning, Monday- Friday, at 8 AM central time.

How to Win:
To be eligible for prize raffle, contestants must participate daily in the IQ contest. Contestants who respond correctly will be entered to win at the end of the contest.  

Prizes:
3 brainy baby mommas will walk away with an autographed copy of Mommy IQ from Miss Pope herself and one lucky lady with her lovely London Shopper Classic, the most dapper diaper bag on the market. 


Rosie's London Shopper Classic





Thursday, November 29, 2012

Elf on a Shelf...CONTEST


Oh where, oh where has our little elf gone?

Get those creative juices flowing and sprinkle a little magic dust.  I am dying to hear what all of my wonderful readers have come up with this year.  

Send in your best Elf on a Shelf ideas to win a $25.00 VISA gift card!!!!
{details - you must send with a photograph to jackie@thelittlenook.net by December 7th, you must "Like" The Little Nook on Facebook}




Baking Elf


Boating Elf


Elf Angel


Book Elf


Elf Decor


Brainy Elf


Walk the Dog Elf


SEC CHAMPIONSHIP ELF { Go Dawgs }


Other ideas:

* Follow the yellow brick road - post-it notes leading to elf with your child's name spelled out in yellow
* TP the tree
*Elf in the candy jar
*Christmas wrap the toilet
*Paint everyone's toenails red while they are sleeping
*Play Dough Elf 
*Paper chain elf with Scotch tape and scissors
*Elf put candy canes all over the house
*Tatoo the children with Christmas tatoos
*Make a zip line out of yarn
*Change all of your light bulbs to colors
*Put green food coloring in all of the drinks in your fridge {milk, apple juice, orange juice}
*Making s'mores while roasting marsh mellows over a candle flame
*Make snowflakes
*Hide out in fridge in an empty ice cream tub with spoon
*Make 100 photo copies on copy machine
*Write in lipstick on a mirror
*Hang from the rearview mirror in the car


SEND ME YOURS!!!!!



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Diaper Bag

Diaper Duty...As a momma of a proudly potty-trained superhero in training I have to admit I'd forgotten the depths of the duty whilst on haitus from diaper department.  While the perks of toting my newest little baby bundle never cease to outweigh the smelly side, the same can't always be said for my diaper bag. As with any multi-tasking tote, my bag is bit of a monster! While it survives mostly on a diet of diapers and baby wipes, my diaper bag has quite the appetite for pacifiers, teethers, cellphones and has a record of holding hostage my to-do list in the heat of the moment.

Leave it to posh pregnancy guru, Rosie Pope, to turn my monster into a fashion moment. On my second tour of diaper duty I have stumbled upon her London Shopper Classic, Rosie's dreamy and durable answer to every momma's prayers and the perfect accessory to her on-the-go lifestyle. Later this month I'll be channeling my inner Oprah and sending a little London to a Little Nook Momma in need, gifting one of these great totes to a deserving diaperer in need. Stay tuned for contest details!

Want one?

Yes, you do.

In the meantime, I am going to share a few tricks and important features that moms should look for when selecting the tote to accompany a trek with her tiny ones...

1. Stylin'

While there is nothing in the world like seeing big brown eyes look up at you and call you "Momma", you still want to look cute ; )




2. Compartments

Mine has a removable and washable bag that snaps inside.  This is where I keep all of my diaper-changing items so I can grab it and go or re-stock it easily.

There are 3 pockets in the main bag, 2 on the outside and 4 in the interior bag...perfect!












3. The List



{Diapers, wipes, Aquaphor, Hand Sanitizer, Burp Cloth, Plastic bag for wet clothes or diapers, Extra Outfit, First Aid Kit, Notebook*, Blanket, Bottles, Pacifier}

and in mine I always have 4 extra things:

{snacks for 3 year old, sunscreen, Fire truck undies, and an activity bag for restaurants}



4. Notebook


I keep my Archie Grand's "Brats I Met and Liked" journal with me everywhere that I go.  Even if I only write down one word on any given day, it is so nice to have a place with all of my children's fun thoughts. Kids do and say the funniest things...


...another great book to keep near you is "My Quotable Kid" and I found my copy at Baby Braithwaite in Atlanta.

So, if you are looking to turn that monster bag into a fashionable friend, stay tuned for contest details.   






Pumpkin Patch



Sweaters are on and so is the apple cider as we finally make the jump into Fall here in in Atlanta. Our Little Nookers have taken note of a few friendly jack-o-lanterns that have recently moved into our neighborhood. It appears these orange fellows love to glow in the dark just as much as we do so we figured we'd investigate their seedy heritage before we stuck one on our Little Nook stoop.
Taking a cue from the curb, we hitched a hayride to the pumpkin patch were we would learn all about pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie, and all that business in-between.


Our little pumpkins got right down to work with pretty cute pumpkin tale, 
This is NOT a Pumpkin by Bob Staake





Everyone knows that pumkins don't smile...jack-o-lanterns do!






Our number this week was 5...the perfect excuse to sing one of our favorite pumpkin songs
Five Little Pumpkins (Sitting on a Gate)
We sought out of few seeds (and our handy crepe tray) to help us practice our counting and skills.  


Big boys and girls practiced planting five seeds for every hole in our 'pumpkin patch'...







While tinier paws practiced one-to-one correspondence. Big or small, it was a fun way to fine tune our fingers and motor skills.


 




We also picked a few pumpkins to help us point out our 'touch math' counting points on the number 5. Momma, this is a great skill to help little fingers connect with the numbers we see and hear!




Next, we used our sequencing cards to discuss and illustrate the life of a pumpkin.


We got up close and personal with a jack-o-lantern-to-be. It was the perfect pumpkin platform for discussing emotions and how our faces tell a story about how we feel...


Luckly, we have some pretty happy pumpkins in our patch :)


 

We decided it was time to head to the field, also known as our Little Nook pumpkin patch,  to collect some data...



Before we got to the picking we sang a little song to get us in the right frame of mind...


 Pumpkin, Pumpkin: sung to 'Twinkle Twinkle'
Pumpkin, Pumpkin on the ground, 
How'd you get so big and round? 
Once you were a seed so small, 
Now you are so great and tall. 
Pumpkin, Pumpkin on the ground, 
How'd you get so big and round?


Then we got down to business...







Once we'd selected the perfect pick, we played a little Simon Says with our pumpkins. 
Simon says, put a pumpkin on your lap...




 Simon says hold it up high in the sky!


Simon says take a whiff...sniff sniff sniff


  Shake it to the left and shake to the right...



Point to the stem and do it all again!


 Once we'd gotten an up-close look, we knew it was time to plant a pumpkin or two of our own in the art room. 


Like every green-thumbed gardener, we started off this story with a simple seed. 
Which grew into a stem. 




 Which grew into a plant and then a perfectly plump pumpkin of course. 











We had a few spare seeds, which we used to discuss the season's changing leaves. Check out these autumn trees!




 We ended the week with a slimy sensory pumpkin bubble bath...
shaving cream + pumpkins = as many happy toddlers as you can fit around the picnic table :)








 All in all, it was a perfect week in the patch...


Stay tuned to see what these feet are getting into next week!