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Babies*R*Us $40 Gift card Winner!!!



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 heather said...

I be followin you on google friend connect!

Congratulations Heather! Thank you to all of you that entered!  Heather you have 48 hours to contact me and claim your prize before another winner will be chosen. I hope that you enjoy your gift card!! Thank you to all of you that participated!  $

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Come home.. please. #


MISSING- man, ..err cat down

I had every intention of having a nice upbeat Valentine’s Day post however, today was thwarted by the discovery that our 10 month old cat has.. gone missing.  I am a huge cat lover, all of us are! But, today Team Garcia has been hit.  Teancum (our ferocious boy cat) has been calling out all day for his little pest Havana… IMG_1138

and, I have just been a mess.  For some people cats or pets rather are just something they take care of, but not for this family.  They are an important part of our lives, and right now, we are at a loss right now.  We have faith that someone will find her and call us…


Havana We love you!

If you are in the Germany US Housing Area of Wiesbaden… please keep your eyes out for this furry feline!


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her eyes are just gorgeous


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my life

$40.00 Babies*R*Us Gift Card Giveaway

I know over 20 women that are expecting this Spring/ early Summer and one of my favorite places to shop for gifts is Babies-R-Us and in light of all these new bundles of joy, I am giving away a 40.00 gift card to Babies*R*US!  

It would be perfect for those of you that are expecting, or would make a great gift!


Ways to Enter:

Mandatory Entry:  Follow Raenbows and Mud Puddles publicly via Google Friend Connect

**If the Mandatory entry is not done first all extra entries will be deleted**


Please leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address so I can contact you in the event you win.

  • 1 entry if you Like Raenbows and Mud Puddles on Facebook and leave a comment on my wall that you entered.

  • 2 entries if you add Raenbows and Mud Puddles button onto your blog (you need to leave your blog address)

  • 3 entries if you blog about this giveaway (please leave link to verify)

The giveaway is open to US residents (including APO/FPO) 18 years and older! The giveaway will close at Midnight EST on Tuesday February 15, 2011. Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced on within 48 hours!  Good Luck! #


a recipe the kids would like to make

Its cold, and even when the sun decides to show through the clouds its still cold!  One of the biggest things I miss about living in California is when the sun comes out… its WARM!  The lack of sun for so long tends to usually get to me, but not so far this year, I am doing surprisingly well.. I have even been putting my flip flops on when it’s a mere 2*c (28*f) and been good to go.  The Germans happen to give me the most silly of looks but this Cali girl is bound and determined to remain as happy as can be… and it doesn’t help that my feet are starting to swell already in this pregnancy- so flip flops it is (most of the time)!!

And as long as we are trying to remain as happy as can be.. I discovered a fun recipe that would be a perfect treat on a hot summer day, or in my case any day of the year! It is made with 3 ingredients: Cantaloupe, Jell-O (any flavor) and water- so its SIMPLE! Simple is always good, and when the ingredients are pretty much sugar free (depending on the type of Jell-O used, and of course the natural sugar in the melon) I can feed this to my girls for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just have for dessert!

Now, since I know lots of different types of recipes mix fruit and Jell-O this one is a little different since we just add the hot mixed Jell-O into the halves of the melon, allowing it to set in the hole like so:


then cut it and serve:



Its delicious and adds a bit of fun to an already scrumptious fruit!  The only downside to making this throughout the year is the cost of the melon in the off season! This might be a fun idea to use honey dew melon with green Jell-O for St. Patrick's Day! Just a thought!

For this we used sugar free raspberry Jell-O!