Friday, January 30, 2009

Fingerless Gloves.. What Do you Think?

Tinker and Po
Cute shop, cute gloves.. but do they do the job??

So you put on gloves to keep your hands and fingers warm, right? So fingerless gloves are missing the fingers.
At the same time, when you use gloves you don't have full use of your hands because your fingers are far too bulky.

So my question is have you tried them?
Where do you wear them and are you a lover or hater?

I am tempted!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I love thank yous!

I was thanked in a blog and I love it :) One of the twitters I follow asked about calories burned during household chores, so I shares some links with her. I though I would share what she found.

Here blog is

Burn Baby Burn…
January 29th, 2009 | Posted in Blogs & Sites, Health & Fitness

Thanks to and Twitter ( I was given two different sites to help me determine how many calories I can burn doing things around the work. So because someone shared them with me, I felt I just had to share with all of you!

The Tooele County Health Department lists a physical activity calculator on their site that shows how many calories you can burn with so many minutes.

Looks like you could potentially lose about 130 calories per hour “Busily cleaning house, doing laundry, hanging clothes outside on clothesline, going up and down stairs, cleaning refrigerator, picking up clothes (doing a lot of bending over and picking up items)”.

Here were some of my other favorites…

* Sex – 108 per hour {GET IT, GET IT!!!}
* Arguing on the phone or with neighbor (standing, swinging arms) - 105 per hour {Get that nosy neighbor!}
* Eating a meal (sitting down) - 70 per 30 minutes {Yeah! Finally something I’m good at!}
* Chasing after kids, wiping noses, cleaning scrapes, fixing bruised egos, referring, picking up toys - 120 per hour {The advantages of parenthood!! The more the merrier!!}

Health Status website also has a calories burned calculator you can use to plug in the number of minutes for each type of activity you participate in. In fact you should even check out the other calculators on their site. I also like the calculator that helps you determine how long it will take to lose a pound! Course it just might make one obsessive if their wanting to lose weight.

Thanks again BePe Baby for sharing these sites!! Now I’m off to “busily clean” since I’ve been burning plenty of calories sitting, using my brain, blogging, and dropping entrecards!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

American Idol is Back

Oh yes, I am having a happy TV week.
House, Fringe, American Idol and last week there was a Kitchen Nightmares. As much as I hate to admit this one, I also watched One Tree Hill 2 times in the last week.

Tonight we are even trying Lie To Me.

What is your favorite show?

Friday, January 9, 2009

BePe Baby faced with Big Troubles

Just a reminder to every one!
We will be seeing a rise in the cost of children's products.

A bill was passed in August that all products (room decor, bedding, toys, clothing etc.) will need to be tested by a accredited 3rd party for their lead limits. there are a few exemption but for things like wool and cotton in the natural state. Raw, unbleached, unprocessed, undyed.

There has been some reprieve for resellers for used clothing and such. They will not need to retest items.

For large corporate businesses they will be able to absorb the cost of testing and can rise the cost of their items by a smaller percentage to cover the testing costs.

For smaller businesses this means trouble. Each batch, each size, each style, each color needs to be tested. The cost is around $50-$100+ an hour and $5 per item not including shipping. Most small businesses will not be able to stay a float with these costs. The fines are high for offenses.

Many handmade sellers of children's products will be closing shops and unable to sell.

There has not been much national coverage on this topic but you can find lots of info on the web about it in the local news and presses.

As of Feb 10th (only a few weeks away) some of your favorite shops will be changing. This includes BePe Baby I am sad to say. if your toddler or baby still needs slippers get your orders in before Feb 10th. If they do not add more exemptions we will be removing all of our baby/ toddler items from the site and remodeling to sell some of the other items.

I want to keep our children safe, but really now. Many of the items that still will require testing could not possibly have lead in them!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I was going to put it on my cock, actually

That is the sentence that just come out of my husband's mouth if you can stomach that.

Here another night him playing X-Box with his head set and me with my laptop on another couch.

I heard in a very excited almost squeal, "I got a perfection!" and turned in time to see a huge goofy grin on his face.

Then apparently, while he was gloating, someone asked him where he was going to put that achievement. His response was: "I was going to put it on my cock, actually"

Mother's Guilt

I was laying in bed last night thinking about this for a while last night. Probably why i am so tired today!! I recently read a friends post (Mommy Niri, you can find her blog over to the right in my list of blogs I read often!!!) about her New Years resolutions and to stop feeling so guilty. Then last night I was reading an article in a parenting magazine about mother's guilt.

We really do have it pretty bad.

I feel guilty when:
*I don't want to sit and play trains with my toddler for the umpteenth time in 2 days.
*They watch too much TV.
*I don't read to them more then once in a day.
*We don't get out of the house.
*I feed them chicken nuggets or something similar from the freezer.
*They don't get a bath on the second day, or at least I don't feel like washing them.
*We are running low on fruit and I eat a piece they might want to have.
*They eat too much sweet stuff or junk.
* I yell at them.
*I have days that, I wish they would nap longer.
* I have only had Landon's Photos done professionally once since he was born. He is over 1 yr.

I have lots and lots more.

I even have a list of guilt things I don't keep up with as a stay at home mom.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Perfectly Typical for Us

Let me paint a picture for you.

Rob and I have been in the same room since 7:30 and haven't said a word since 7:45. It is now 10:23.

Rob is on the big couch facing the TV with a head set on and yelling to his teammates on X-Box that they are running the wrong way, save him he is bleeding out, or that they need to get the "Mozeltoff"(that is what it sounds like he is saying).

I am on the love seat. TV is on my right with explosives going off, Rob yelling on my left. I roll my eyes every few minutes and sit there with the laptop on my legs typing away.

This is 3-4 nights a week and I wonder why we dislike each other most days.

This is retarded I am going to bed :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Stuff

BePe Stroller Strides in Wilmington will be wrapping up our first 4 week Saturday session and we are rolling right into our 2nd 4 week session. The response was good and the classes have been great! For more info on classes near you search by zip code at

BePe Baby boomed from August all the way through the holidays. Sales are still coming in. Those toddler slippers have been a huge hit!!

Also we are adding more items for the moms and ladies. Check out our new ribbon and fabric belts. More will be added soon, just working on getting the new products up.