Diapers, Cookies, and a Sweet Cash-Money Giveaway

I’m a list maker. My husband has learned over the years that if it’s not written down, it really doesn’t exist to me.

I have short-term list. These list are things that will get done today or tomorrow, and probably should have been done yesterday. Things like cleaning the kitty litter, giving the kids a bath, and shaving my legs make the short list. (ok fine, I don’t actually put shaving my legs on my to-do list, because it’s really not that important to me)

I have longer-term lists. Things that make this list typically are things I really want to do, but won’t go ballistic on anyone if they get put off a few days or ten. Stuff like organize the kids clothes, purge the toys in the basement, and watch season 2 of Downton Abby make the longer-term list.

And then I have the epic 40×40 list. I’m taking this list very seriously, and hope to knock a few items off the to-do during my 33rd year of life. I easily think I can get #2 (run a 1/2 marathon), #17 (learn to knit), and #18 (take the family to Disney) checked off the list. I’m guessing #3, a trip to Shanghai China probably won’t be happening for me in 2012. But you never know…

Thanks to Paul, I recently checked #14 off the list. Oh yeah baby, I’ve attempted cloth diapering, and by golly, I love it. In fact, looking back, I don’t know what I was so scared of, and really wish I would have started 7 years ago.

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(Paul wants everybody to know that macho boy babies can look tough wearing fluffy butt cloth nappies. He also doesn’t want anyone to mention how skinny his legs are.)

Cloth diapering has always been something I really wanted to do, and I’m glad I finally found enough guts to try it out.

And while Paul has been having a good ole time being his mommy’s cloth diapering guinea pig, my big girl Piper has also been checking things off her to-do list as well. Her goal as of recently is to read all the Magic Tree House books before she starts the second grade this coming August. I remember how much I loved reading as a kid, and I’ll happily be her book benefactor.

Tonight, she ended her day with a never before read book and a new flavor of cookie. Pretty much the perfect way for this seven year old to wrap up a weeknight.

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You see, we just got a couple boxes of cookies from a place we never thought would ever get around to baking cookies. Quaker, the folks mostly known for oatmeal and breakfast bars, has finally gotten their act together and made some cookies!

And they didn’t come out with just one variety. The cookies come in two varieties, Soft Baked and Crunchy Oats Granola, and there are seven different flavors. Our favorite? The Soft Baked Chocolate & Almond.

To celebrate, Quaker Oats wants to give one DesignHER Momma reader a $75 visa card (and of course an assortment of cookies) to motivate you to accomplish something off your to-do list!

Pretty fun, huh?

To enter, use the handy dandy rafflecopter:



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will randomly be chosen and notified on Saturday, March 24th.

DISCLOSURE: A special thanks to Quaker for sponsoring this post and providing me with the cookies! Seriously, I’ll work for cookies anyway.  As always, all opinions are my own.

 

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  1. Cookies and cash, always a good combination.
    Angie @ Just Like The Number recently posted..Every Day a Play Day

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  2. It may seem trite unless, like me, you’re a mom who’s behind on EVERYTHING. In the near future I would dearly love to catch up on laundry, including sheets and towels, vacuum and dust my house thoroughly and clean the bathrooms. Doesn’t sound bad, but sadly, it’s over-whelming.

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  3. Cloth diapers! Hooray! On a newborn with skinny legs, that’s an adventure! In the near future, I’d love to get my garden going- with as neglected as it was last year, this will be a lot of work!

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  4. In the neat future (2 months) I’ll graduate from law school. So what I’d like to accomplish is passing the bar! Cookies and a little spending money will definitely help – cookies make everything better!

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  5. My big future goal right now is to get this house clean and ready to SELL. And also I will feel so great to finally have it all organized and de-cluttered. It’s a dream of mine!!!

    Steph

    (also I want some cookies.)

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  6. His little legs are ADORABLE!
    tehamy recently posted..I Pledge Allegiance

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  7. This year I plan to take someone to their first concert ever. And it’s going to be amazing. I hope to cross a few more things off my list, but that’s a really good one so I’ll be happy with just the one.
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  8. DEANA ROOKS says:

    I have this same list only it feels like I never get any of it done. Almost as if I am doing anything but what’s on my list! :)

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  9. DEANA ROOKS says:

    Liked Quaker on Facebook!

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  10. One thing I hope to accomplish soon – is getting my daughter through swimming lessons so she has the confidence to float on her back. Not really a goal for me though…OK, so a goal for me is to purge more junk from my house and go an entire week without getting behind on the laundry!

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  11. I WISH my girl would eat breakfast cookies. Far better than her preferred Hostess muffins.

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  12. I live and breathe with to-do lists…most of which look the same but most be everywhere – handbag, work, home, and my husband’s forehead!

    I would love to accomplish these 2 to-do list items by the end of this year- finish our living room (walls need painting, new seating furniture, area rug, curtains put up and floors completely tiled) and more importantly, purchase a twin bed frame, night stand and bedding for my daughter’s bedroom. funny how we do most of our living in the living room but I’d rather get my daughter’s room completed from my to do list more than having the living room completed. She’s the love of my life and any time she’s happy, I’m over the moon with happiness!

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  13. The one thing I would love to do this year is to have a romantic getaway with my husband. We never set aside time for just the two of us, and I know we need it.

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  14. I would like to accomplish having a baby sleep through the night in the first 6 months (2 months would be great) of his/her life!
    punkinmama recently posted..arriving september 2012

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  15. This is me. Leaving a comment. Because I like cookies. And money.

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    Jennifer S (Family Musings) Reply:

    And the one thing I want to do in the near future (now that I’ve read what I’m supposed to comment about) is to win this prize. :)

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  16. Bwahaha…I’ll do anything for cookies, too.

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  17. Amanda S-K says:

    one thing I want to do in the near future is get a hair cut. It’s been way to long :( since I’ve actually cut my hair

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  18. Um, honestly? Get my “about” page done on my new blog design! It’s been up for 2 months and I still have nothing on that page. Whoops!
    Otherwise… survive as a normal human being the next few months with 2 babies in the house! ;)

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  19. Okay, so this has nothing to do with the give away and I’ve never left a comment on any blog in my whole life, but…
    I couldn’t help but notice the plate in the picture. I had the exact same plate when I was a kid. I’m not sure if you guys have the whole set, but it makes a little girl. The mug lines up with the feet on the plate making the body and the bowl makes her head. I had such a wonderful rush of memories from my childhood when I saw it. Thank you!

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  20. This whole cloth diapering has really taken off as a fad and become a real thing. If number 3 comes along, I think I’ll try it too since all you brave ladies are!
    Paul’s legs are adorable and you can tell him I said so. :)

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  21. We have that same plate. With the matching cup that looks like legs. :)

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  22. I am so good with cookies! (cash, well, yeah. that too!)
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  23. I would LOVE to get rid of the extra junk we’ve accumulated over the past five years of living in this house and combining two fully furnished households. I think we’d be happier, and fight less about how messy things are if we just had room for things to have their own places.

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  24. Love it…cloth diapering these days isnt that big deal that everyone makes it. Our mamas were the real heros…can you imagine pins?
    By the way, Im a lister like you….did I tell you I gave up making them for Lent? More on that later:)
    Jennie Rader recently posted..Dream a little dream

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  25. I am determined to make this my last year in the 40 hr per week workforce. I am doing everything I can to save $! I am selling all the things I’ve been keeping (hoarding?)and gonna put all the $ (every stinkin dime!) into a savings account. I am gonna be the cheapest mama on the planet till December ;) wish me luck!!

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  26. On my shortlist: digging out all the spring clothes because it’s already feeling like summer. Also, read The Hunger Games.

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  27. I would love to get our backyard redo completed. it has been 2 years in the making and I just want it finished!

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  28. Umm… that would be amazing! Baby #3 is almost here. Maybe I’ll use some money to try out cloth diapers ;)

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  29. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would love to learn how to knit! I have always wanted to but never thought I could do it!

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  30. getting plans etc. all wrapped up for my daughter’s graduation

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  31. I would be so happy if I would be able to ride my bike without getting tired so quickly.

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  32. OMG I had this same bowl-plate-mug set when I was a kid too! I think I still have it somewhere in storage!

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