Thank you for stopping by! As I rarely have time to update this blog anymore, please come visit me at my new photoblog, Cari Berry Photography where I'll blog the occassional Beauty and the little Beast story, as well as post sneak peeks and stories from all my photo sessions. I try to give return blog love to all visitors over there, and hope to start giveaways there in the very near future!

For visitors to this blog, please accept my apologies, but I've had to turn on captcha because of the insane amount of spam comments I've been getting. Dontcha hate it when one bad apple ruins it for everyone else??!! ;)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What the %@*#?! Wednesday, Week 8!

Okay, so Spring is here which means warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and cleaning house, right?!

Not-so-much here. This morning, there was snow on the ground. Again. Ugh.

And the flowers are still middle-of-winter dead.

And as for Spring Cleaning: what would be the point? Because I live with the messiest human being, or perhaps even the messiest mammal, on Earth.
What the %@*#?!

Freshly unfolded laundry

Contents of my "to be filed" box

The little Beast's book collection, normally kept on a shelf

Previously unopened mail

Self-explanatory, I hope

And more fun with stamps and baby powder


Since I can't get any cleaning done, I'm giving away a box of goodies to help you get your cleaning done instead (includes spring washcloths and dish scrubber, fabric softener, dish soap, stain remover, dust cloths, air freshener and more!) To win, simply leave a comment on this post telling me you want them.

For extra entries, do one or all of the following (worth one entry each). Be sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you have done because that comment counts as your entry.

1. Follow my blog.
2. Be or become a member of my BlogFrog community (see lefthand sidebar).
3. Blog about this contest with a link back here.
4. Tweet and/or Facebook this contest, leaving the url in comments.

Contest ends at midnight on Saturday, April 18th. Winner will be chosen at random by random.org, and announced on Sunday (when my new giveaway begins!). Thanks for participating!

73 comments:

marzipan79 said...

Great giveaway. Maybe it will motivate me. I hope I win!

Courtney and the Boys said...

Wow. That is flippin' hilarious. I love all the visuals...makes me feel so not alone! ha! Hope I win!

Courtney and the Boys said...

I follow you. :)

Courtney and the Boys said...

I'm part of your BlogFrog.

Heather said...

Beast is just like my daughter! I would hate to see what those two could accomplish if they were together!

Heck, I could use all the help I can with cleaning! Sign me up!

Heather said...

I follow your blog, which I love!

Heather said...

I'm also part of your BlogFrog community.

LYIS said...

OMG, your son and my son are on the same page! Same book pile here, same messy fingerprints (that go unnoticed by me until someone comes to visit), and he ALWAYS pulls down my piles of folded laundry. WHAT is the point of cleaning, you are so right.

Cole said...

Good giveaway! I follow you.

DawnS said...

Oh, my gosh - all I could think of as I looked at all those pictures was - you poor thing someone really needs to come clean your house for you (while you get to take a nap!)and snow on top of all that - I think I'd be depressed! I would love to win your giveaway! I need to spring clean :)

Tim said...

Oh now this is rich!! I LOVE this post! You should see Will's room on ANY given day. These things happen around here daily so I can relate. I think we for sure need to get the beast and Will together for a play date soon. Look out world, here comes trouble! LOL

Im a follower.

Also a Blog Frogger.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Anonymous said...

Extra entry for Tim - blogfrogger!

Anonymous said...

Extra entry for Tim - follower!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

I am cracking up. Holy cow, I thought you were posting my house for a moment, until I saw the beast. All kidding aside, I need the cleaning products because I have a beast of my own.

Oh my, I am going to bed now with a good chuckle...

Kelly said...

I can totally relate to your pictures. :) I would love to win this, I am a clean freak!
*I am a follower!

Alexia said...

Every time I read one of your posts about the beast all I can see is my house LOL Noah has done everything here so I sympathize.

Don't enter me for the contest...you know why ;)

Anonymous said...

Extra entry for Kelly - follower!

Miss Mouthy said...

Pick me!! Pick me!! I need some motivation to clean, spring or otherwise.

Miss Mouthy said...

I follow you...forever and always!

Miss Mouthy said...

I Twittered, but I don't know how to post a link to it. Sorry.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I look forward to this post every week. It always makes me laugh! I'm glad my kids aren't the only human tornadoes!

beausarmywife4life said...

The last pic of the beast just slays me. He looks soooo busted. We might be over this weekend. Thinking of taking the little ones to the Science Center.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

well someone was a busy little man!

no to that snow!!!! argh

Alicia said...

Yes, I want this! LOL

Alicia said...

And I follow ya!

Jingle said...

Oh, dear! I'm sorry you can't get yours done, but I'd love the goodies to do mine!

Jingle said...

I'm a follower!

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

It is time for a good spring cleaning!

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm a follower.

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I joined the blog frog community. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

What a hoot.
I like 'em all [tho we had 90 degrees yesterday, sorry!]

And that one "self explanatory" is my kinda of humor.


My Wordful is posted about the day I had yesterday...come by if you can find some time in your busy routine!! Happy Wednesday.

BlogBaby said...

Well, you can't say Beast is boring now can you?! Does he also hide potatoes around the house like I do?

BlogBaby

BlogBaby said...

I am a follower, of course!

BlogBaby

Kameron said...

You can't take your eye off of him for a minute can you?? I need to clean so badly. I pretty much have an entire cat's worth of cat hair hiding under furniture. Ugh.

Kameron said...

I'm a follower too!

lmt1073 said...

Oh you poor thing. I've been trying to do spring cleaning myself so go ahead and send that box my way. I have my 16 yr old on lockdown and she needs something to do... lol

Mighty M said...

I'll take it! :-) Good luck with your clean up!!

Cortney said...

I would love to win because I need some motivation to clean! Thanks.

Cortney said...

I'm a follower.

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Hey! I think you live with my children.....in my house!

Octamom said...

I have to say, several of your pictures look like you sneaked over to my house and made some shots...especially the freshly unfolded laundry!

Blessings!

Lolli said...

Thanks for the good morning laugh! (sorry!!) Yes, I would LOVE to win some goodies! I need help, too...

Lolli said...

I follow you!

Janna Bee said...

Great giveaway! I need all of these products- seriously- I am about to run out!

Lolli said...

And I'm part of your blog frog community!

Janna Bee said...

Oh and I am a follower!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

I am sure I could use them! I am now following too!

Anonymous said...

Lori extra following entry

Brea's Mommy said...

I would love to win these. I feel you on not feeling like you can get anything done!

Brea's Mommy said...

I am a follower!

Melinda said...

I need a "Spring where are you?" pick-me-up. Its been cold/rainy/windy here too. I'm dying for warmer weather!!

Melinda B

Melinda said...

I just became a follower! :-)

Melinda B

Kelly said...

Go check out my blog, when you get a free chance from Beauty and Beast! I gave your an award! :)

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

LOL! Hmmm...I think he has been to my house...or...ummm..maybe it was my kids! Really great giveaway...so don't let this offend you....but I don't really want spring cleaning products...however, I would like a really nice team of people to come over and use the cleaning products I already have on my needy house. Can you put a team of people in your basket?

shopannies said...

I always need supplies to clean with
shopannies@Yahoo.com

shopannies said...

I am following you now
shopannies@Yahoo.com

Chris said...

I had no idea you lived at my house!

Keri said...

Yowsers! After those pictures, I give up my husband's title of messiest human being ever. Close call, but Little Beast definitely takes the cake.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

That looks a lot like my house...

MoodyMommy said...

Oh, That is just tooo funny!! I am happy I am not the only one in this boat!!

Have you signed up for the Mother's day Swap?? You need a treat!!!

http://confessionsofamoodymommy.blogspot.com/2009/04/mothers-day-swap.html

Jackie said...

Love the photos...looks a little like my house! My toilet paper (in both bathrooms) looks like that thanks to my dog. Thanks for the nice giveaway!

Jackie said...

I follow

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

MaryAnne said...

You know what's funny, I looked at your pictures and thought your house looked pretty clean. Guess that tells you I could use some extra motivation to clean my house a bit better - please do enter me in your giveaway!

MaryAnne said...

I follow your fabulous blog :)

Prpldy said...

I want them! I need them! I need to get motivated and this might just help.

prpldy (at) comcast.net

Prpldy said...

I follow your blog publicly

prpldy (at) comcast.net

angie said...

I feel like I've seen those scenes at my house before. :) Great giveaway. I'm a follower.

Carebear said...

Extra entry Angie...

Rocksee said...

I already follow devotedly!

I love his face in the last picture.. like "Ut-oh! This got way out of hand!"

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

This is exactly why the Lord knew He could only send me ONE boy. Period. My son is 4 now but I well remember those days (which I fear are not totally behind me...I still have the unopened/opened mail problem. I'd love to play in your giveaway game!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

plus also I already follow you!

Jenny said...

This is my first time on your blog... you are funny girl! Can't wait to check in on you again!