For your weekend blogging pleasure, head on over to enter some great green giveaways.  These items are fab and they are all green.  Renew your wardrobe and your commitment to the environment this spring!

Mindful Momma has some very cute organic cottone onesies by Baby_greens_logobaby greens organic clothing.  Enter by hopping over to this post.  Check out the Nami (wave) onesie and have your little one support clean water awareness.

Green Mom Finds is giving away an earth friendly tee by “tees for change”.  The tee states “Chase Dreams” and is too cute.  Maybe you can win the onesie and this to be a super green pair!  Enter by completing the entry form on this post.


Scribbit is hosting a great October Write Away contest.  The theme of the contest is “things that scare me”.  I am so excited.  I contemplated writing “the deep” list of things that scare me.  Such as war, bear attacks, and world hunger.  But that just seemed a little too heavy for Halloween.  I instead opted for the everyday things that seem to send shivers and chills up my spine.  I mean things that really scare me.  Pee my pants scary.  Check the locks and hide under the covers scary.  That’s how scary these things are for me.  You will soon understand the depths of my anxiety issues 🙂

1.  I am so scared of that stupid mask from the movie “Scream” that I refuse to answer the door to anyone trick or treating Go to fullsize imagewith it on.  Tomas has to do it.  Especially if it’s a tall teenager.  The movie itself wasn’t scary to me.  Just the mask.  You can imagine how tense I became when I recently saw in the paper that someone was using that mask when robbing places.  I checked all my locks that night.  And then I checked them again.  Then I took my cordless phone and held it in my hand as I fell asleep.  Okay, not really.  I just checked to make sure the phone was on my nightstand and fully charged.  Not that I would answer it if it rang in the middle of the night anyway.  That would be too scary.

2.  Snakes.  Not an uncommon thing to be scared of, but I can’t even watch a film with snakes in it without picking up my Go to fullsize imagefeet off the floor.  This has to do with the fact that when I was young, I unknowingly stepped on a snake hiding in the grass and it wound around my lower leg before slithering off.  I ran off blindly screaming and waving my hands in the air with my eyes closed.  I can still feel it on my leg.  A hard thing to get over and admit to when you are a biology major teaching middle school and high school students who have a natural affinity for those disgusting creatures.  What biology teacher freaks out about a harmless reptile?  This one.

3.  Sea Weed.  Does anyone really like to go swimming in this slimy yuck?  Things can hide in seaweed.  Such as killer fish Go to fullsize imageor blood sucking squid (Although they have never been observed in Lake Michigan, I am sure they exist.)  I have wet myself before when a large strand of seaweed wrapped around my leg while I was swimming at dusk.  My first thought was that it was an eel or an octopus trying to drag me under.  My second thought was that it was a new type of water snake that ate humans for lunch (note #2).  Thank goodness there weren’t many people at the beach that late in the day to see me peeing myself, flailing wildly in the water as if I was on fire, and screaming “Get it off!  Get it off of me!” like a ninny.  I still refuse to go into a body of water when it is even remotely dark.  I don’t even like to swim on a cloudy day sometimes if there is any amount of sea weed present.

So, there you have it.  Three things that I am really truly scared of.  Looking at it, I think I have a fear of things wrapping around my leg.  What does that mean on a psychological level? Hopefully, it means I just don’t like long, slimy things that I can’t see.  Bring on the spiders, bring on the fake brains “made of noodles”, and the moving skeletons.  I can handle all of those.  Just don’t come to my house trick or treating while dressed as a water snake hiding in sea weed with a “Scream” mask on.  One of us wouldn’t make it out alive.

You know how to get rid of all those plastic grocery bags that end up in a closet or cupboard and just fall out onto the floor everytime you open the door…bring your own reusable bag.  It just makes sense.  Bring it along when you shop, empty it when you get home, and put it neatly in your car for the next trip to the store.  You will gain more space in your kitchen and help the environment at the same time.  Crunchy Domestic Goddess is hosting a great contest to get you started.  You can win not 1 but 2 reusable bags!  They look awesome!  Head on over here and sign up!

MaxGo and check out this contest running over at Adventures in Babywearing.  It’s for free money to go over and shop at Vincent Shoes.  You can’t beat free money!!  I really like Vincent Shoes.  I first saw them on some poor boys this summer.  I even went up and asked their mother, a total stranger, what kind of shoes they were.  Go over and check it out!  You may want to hurry, the contest ends soon!

nicematters.jpgMy blog network that is…

My good friend over at The Diaper Diaries just sent the “Nice Matters Award” my way!  What a big event!  I am not really sure what that means except that somebody loves me!  They really love me!  I am honored to receive my first blog award!

And so, because I am supposedly so nice, I will pass on this award to 2 other wonderfully nice bloggers that I have come to “know”.  I wish I would pass it on to everyone, but I was forced to pick 2 and the nominees are… 

Summer over at Summersnook.  She was one of the first people to read my blog.  I think that we share many of the same interests and she always leaves wonderfully supportive comments!  Her blog has grown amazingly and it is really a great read.  Go check it out!

I would also like to share this award with another buddy of mine, my pal over there at Big Binder!  It’s all you lady!  Thank you for all your support and the positive attitude that you bring to my world.  You’re the best and I love the fact that I can always check your blog for cool/cheap stuff to do in our area.  Just wait to see what you have inspired over here at Look, Mom, Look!

So, there you have it. I wish that I could spread the love to everybody who has ever passed through here but I would just be ruining the fun, right??  Since SO many people stop here everyday, the whole blog universe would be covered by this award in one shot.  ( I wish!)

Thanks for the love ladies! 

Go to fullsize imageIf you are game for another great contest, click on over to Adventures in Babywearing.  There is a contest running to receive a $25 gift certificate from Mom 4 Life.  Mom 4 Life is a mom owned site and all products were either made or invented by moms.  There is some really cool stuff to purchase!  Head on over to Mom 4 Life to check out their goodies and then head over to Adventures in Babywearing to sign up!

Good Luck!

GymboreeThe good folks over at Shakadoo are pairing up with Gymboree to provide a reader with $250 to spend at a Gymboree store or online.  It’s perfect timing for Back to school.

Head on over to Shakadoo to enter!

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