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We will see!

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Thursday, December 27, 1990

No Throw, Home Town Hero's for every Mom in the World!  

These Ladies are a Review on the home page I am
doing right now for a wonderful product called No
Throw. I loved their product and gave them a fantastic
review but during my research I was even more excited
because they are local and wanted to post it here
as well. I am so impressed with them and as a
part of Metro Detroit we should all be proud
and support them!
You Go Girls!

Rowan is at the age where her all time favorite
game is "Dropsy!" All Mom and Dad's know this one
and just about anyone who has spent a few hours with
a Baby six months or older has seen it in action. For those
of you who were blessed enough to not learn the game I will
explain the rules for you for it is really quiet simple.
1. Baby has toys, food, bottle or any other item that
can keep her attention and is small enough for them
to lift and manage.
2. Baby throws toys over the side of highchair, car seat,
bouncy chair, walker, stroller or swing.
3. Baby screams.
4. Mommy and Dad pick up toy and return to screaming baby
who now breaks into smiles again.
5. Repeat steps one through four for 72 hours straight
or Baby decides she is bored. ( usually on the 71st hour)

The game always starts out with Baby, Mommy and Daddy
smiling and enjoying themselves. At the very beginning Mommy
and Daddy might even encourage the baby to do it again. Now
when I say very beginning I mean the first time played, not the beginning
of every time you play for you will play a lot! Around the tenth time
over the side the Mommy and Daddy stop thinking its so cute.
That time frame may quicken if you add in factors such as a
door bell, telephone or the item going over the side involves
a lot of clean up such as a glass filled with Grape Juice or
a bowl of pureed baby food. The only thing that is consistent
with Dropsy at every house is Mommy and Daddy get tired of
the game long before baby does. You might want to keep rewards
around for "Mommy and Daddy!" to lesson the harsh blow of
reality that they will never win this game. Mommy might like
a glass of wine and Daddy could go for a beer if they manage
to lose gracefully without throwing a temper tantrum.
Most of the time Baby starts the game at home
but sometimes they like to play on the road too. A stroller or
Car seat make a perfect launching point for Dropsy and
Baby knows it! The problem with these two locations for game play
are it can take a 10 minute walk around the block and drag it
out to an hour trek where Mommy and Daddy spend more time
bending over and picking up items then pushing the stroller.
In the car Baby is in the backseat and unless there is a brother
or sister or one of baby's parents sits in the back with her you
would have to pull over the car to play your part in the game and
that is often not possible and even more so very unreasonable
to anyone over the age of 3. Baby of coarse demands "Dropsy"
be continued and will scream at the top of their lungs to they
get their way. The on the road version also offers other
obstacles such as extra needed supplies for the game. Often
the item being dropped is an item Baby normally uses in their
mouths and you need a ready supply of baby wipes for when
Baby's Bottle or Pacifier hit the dirt or other germy areas.
If you do not pack the extra supplies for the road version you
will once again be exposed to screaming baby until you find a
suitable method of washing or sanitizing the object. Rowan
is on week three of "Dropsy and I am already longing for
a good game of Tic Tac Toe. I have picked up her bottle
close to a thousand times now and every time she drops it
she smiles broader and laughs harder so I know the game
is very entertaining for her and thus will last for a long time
to come. I, on the other hand have invested in a vat of Ben Gay to
sooth my aching back from bending over and picking up the same
object over and over. The worst part of the game is in
the car for sometimes during travel she wants to play and drops
her bottle and then she realizes Mommy can't play and she
immediately decides she is hungry instead and now really
needs the bottle back. Again here is where the screaming starts
on babies part. Thank goodness they no longer show those commercials
with the man glued to a beam and the glue being strong enough to
hold him for I would be sitting there holding a bottle of Crazy glue
and eying her up right now.On dab would do and that bottle would
never hit the floor again. Thank the stars above I found No
Throw before I found Superglue!
No throw is an invention from a company called Twinn
Beginnings and is another one of those long over due products
where you smack your self in the head and go "Why Didn't I think
of that?" It is a strap that hooks on to your child's sippy cup
or bottle (I even made it work on Rowans Pacifier) on one
end and whatever she is riding in or sitting in on the other.
You can hook it to the high chair, stroller or car seat and turn
"Dropsy" into a one person game when you just can't play
with Baby. I know for a fact it is saving me money too for it
is only a matter of time before I tap the bumper of another
car while stretching and reaching and trying to retrieve Rowans
bottle to put an end to her screams. My insurance would soar
as high as Rowans Giggles are loud when I fetch yet another
bottle! I also realized Ben gay isn't cheap and neither are any
of the pain relievers I need at the end of the day!
No Throw is not only practical this Mom found it
very valuable and I treat mine with as much love as a 21 year old
single Girl would treat a diamond tennis bracelet. This is
most defiantly one of those "how did I live without this?"
type of products! The two sisters who invented it should
be anointed saints for Yesterday was the first day since Rowan
discovered "Dropsy" that I could set her in her high chair and
eat my own dinner without bending over 30 zillion times to
fetch her toys. No Throw comes in 16 different designs, some
for boys some for girls or unisex and not only are a "Must have"
for any house with a small child they would make a perfect
gift. Next time you play "Dropsy" with your child make sure
you come out the winner!

Check out the full Review and contest on my main page!

No Throw

Thursday, December 13, 1990

  Hey there you Local Yokels, I have a sale you need to know about!
Noir Leather one of our Favorite home grown hot spots is having a Holiday sale!
I posted the add below but if you clink on the coupon link under the add it will take
you to print a page where you can print out a coupon and save some cash!
Have fun and buy me something cool!

                                                          NOIR LEATHER COUPON

Thursday, December 6, 1990

Look what is going on now!  

Birmingham has so much going on
right now. Where downtown Royal Oak
centers it's focus on Restaurant's and Night
Life, Downtown Birmingham seems to have
its focus on Shopping and specialty stores.
This makes Christmas shopping there a
blast and I look forward to it every year.

They really do up the whole city
and the downtown is just like
walking into a charming escape
from reality all during the month
of December. The Stores are just
the base of entertainment
for you can also take a
Carriage ride and instead of line
at the mall where the kids get bored
and antsy you can visit Santa's
House at Shain Park from 6-8

The Historical Museum has
all sort of things for your tots
to do and on December 10th
and 17th many of the towns
Merchants are hosting
giveaways. They are giving out
free prizes and gifts right out on the
streets where you can
walk away with loot worthy
of a Rock Star!

It is also one of the last vestige's
around where you can listen to
some real Carolers! Birmingham
is a great destination to go to
any time of the year and offers
some landmark Metro Detroit
Locations like Peabody's but
during the Holidays it just
is off the charts!

Make sure to mark it on
your list as a Must Stop
Event. Your kids will love
you for it and you might
walk away with some
Plane tickets or other

For more information please go to.....

While you are here don't forget to enter some
of the contests I have going on!

Sunday, December 2, 1990

Jingle Bell's  

HO HO HO Santa is on the way
and your kids want to have the chance to sit on
his lap and let him know everything their little
hearts desire. HO HO HO

Now all you need to know is where to


I have gathered all the info for you and
stuck it here in one handy dandy place!
Send us a picture of your little Elf and
he can she can become Because I said
so! Mom knows best! First ever Metro Detroit
child of the month! Send us your pics @

Lakeside Mall-SANTA HOURS - Before Thanksgiving:

Monday -Saturday: 10am - 8pm (breaks from 1-2pm and 5-6pm)

Sunday: noon - 6pm (break from 2:30 - 3:30pm)

SANTA HOURS - After Thanksgiving:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm (breaks from 1-2pm and 5-6pm)

Sunday: noon - 6pm (break from 2:30 - 3:30pm)


Oakland Mall-North Pole Station Hours are Monday

through Saturday 10-8 and Sunday 11-6.


Eastland Mall-Santa Photos are available from November

21st to December 24th!


Greatlakes Crossing-Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm

Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from

1 pm - 2 pm and 5 pm - 6 pm

Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from

2 pm - 3 pm

Special Hours

December 21-23: 9 am - 9 pm

Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from

1 pm - 2 pm and 5 pm - 6 pm

December 24: 8 am - 4 pm

Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from

12 pm - 1 pm



Santa will be at Twelve Oaks November 6th through

December 24th for family photos.

Monday through Saturday

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Breaks from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.


11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Break from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Santa line will close one hour or as necessary

before Santa leaves for his break or for the night to

accommodate everyone in line.

Picture I used on cards

Picture I used on cards
Rowan with soap hair