Friday, March 12, 2010

tgif & spring break! (a giveaway!)

Spring break has officially begun! We kicked it off by sleeping in this morning :) It was so needed after a long week!

Trips to the park and lots of board games are on our agenda this week :)



We are also heading here and here tomorrow for a few days...I'm turning off my phone and having some much needed away time with my family :)

While I'm gone, let's giveaway a $50 gift certificate or 2 to our website!



Just for fun :)

Tell us something FUN you're going to do on Spring Break and you're entered! I'll hand pick one winner (for the most cReAtIvE spring break fun!) and randomly pick the other!

Blog it and tweet it (@thevintagepearl) for extra entries!

Both winners will be announced as soon as we get back from visiting Shamu :)

Have a FaNtAsTiC weekend!

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Michelle said...

I am going to soak up snuggles with my kiddos.

byLGD Glass Jewelry said...

I'm going to paint my living room a soft green-gray, nearly white. my folks are taking our four kids for a week of sheer wonderfulness and craziness! so, i'm going to do some painting, going to lunch with hubby, watching You've Got Mail and just enjoying time away from the general, usual chaos of my precious life. :) lol

i love your things too.... :)

Meg said...

well, this week was my spring break, but i started painting with oils and finished a small canvas that i'm in love with! :)

jgowins said...

I could totally use a bit of spring-y jewelry. I don't get a spring break :(

mandiegirl said...

I don't have a spring break, but I'm taking one anyway! My bff is flying out here for a long weekend next week! Can't wait!

The Gava Family said...

I wish it was spring break here but it is not. We are going skiing this weekend though. Enjoy the break.

Stephanie said...

I'm crossing my fingers! Pick me! :-) I love your stuff! Thanks!

Marcy said...

We aren't homeschooling yet, so we don't have a "spring break" but my husband is going to take a week off in April just to be home with us and do fun family things around here like go to the zoo. We are looking forward to that! :)

Marcy said...

We aren't homeschooling yet, so we don't have a "spring break" but my husband is going to take a week off in April just to be home with us and do fun family things around here like go to the zoo. We are looking forward to that! :)

Catherine Doucette said...

We are headed to Nana's house to plant a cutting flower garden...so when we go to visit in the summer, it will be all ready to make some beautiful flower arrangements! Thanks for the opportunity to win :0)

Laura said...

My mom is visiting and we're going to spend 5 days shopping, crafting, talking, and laughing! Have fun on your spring break!

BixiandGoxi said...

We are going to remodel our kitchen - not a really exciting idea, but I think I really need a reward afterwards :o)

Michelle Turner said...

We are heading to San Diego to do some relaxing... and enjoy the Zoo and the beach...
but our spring break treat is to eat lots of good breakfasts! Since we don't have to be anywhere early in the morning... we like to enjoy some tasty breakfasts and time together!!

The Gielish Times said...

Just hanging out with my kiddos, and counting down the day's until our new arrival. Can't say it's something huge but it will be fun!

Jessica said...

How creative is this....our school doesn't have a spring break :( The school is closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday. That is it!

Samantha said...

My spring break plans include:
Mickey Shaped Ice Cream Bars
Mickey Shaped Waffles
Mickey Shaped Pretzels...
I'm going to Disney World for the first time ever (I'm 24)!!! :-) We leave in two hours! :-D

Samantha said...

Tweet tweet!
http://twitter.com/sampiette/status/10385344020

Inge said...

Thank you so much for this great chance! I really love your jewelry. Spring break is a week in February in the Netherlands, I spend most of the time studying, but I also finished my 2009 photo album. Can't wait to see it come in real life!

Elizabeth said...

My fun on Spring break will consist of going to the San Francisco flower market to make notes for wedding flowers that I am doing. My daughter's ballet teacher is getting married and as her gift I am doing the flowers for her wedding. The bride to be, her mother,sister, my girlies, and I will all drive to 'the city' (as we call it) and look at all the beautiful flowers!

GroverFamily said...

We are going to having a fun filled week also! With a trip to the zoo, picnic at the park (and feeding the prairie dogs), board games, movie nights, bike riding and I have my fingers crossed for lots of sleeping in! And my youngest sons birthday is the 19th and we are going to be having a Transfomer party at a local place that has putt-putt and go carts! Its going to be a super fun week for us! Have fun on your spring break:)

Rachael said...

well...we don't have any extra funds this year since my husband is still unemployed, but we have been trying to come up with something fun to do anyway. we can't go far from home because our oldest daughter is just beginning training for her 8th grade track season and needs to be close for practices. but...i have been entertaining the idea of having a 'vacation' close to home. just staying in a hotel for the night to swim and eat breakfast in bed and have fun together!

Ashley said...

We've just moved so we're unpacking boxes over Spring Break. I don't know if you can call that fun, but it has to be done.

Ashley said...

We are going to the Zoo, Park, and hiking @ Robber Cave in OK!

cortneymccarter said...

For Spring Break this year we will just be hanging at home. I'll try to come up with some fun craft projects and we'll spend some time playing our favorite games. Right now they are Hungry Hippos and UNO!

Cortney

GroverFamily said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/amalgrover/status/10385661806

Tracy Williams said...

I am going to enjoy spending time with my newborn baby girl and my 4 year old big girl. :)

Kristi said...

Unfortunately I don't think I'll win for the most creative spring break fun! I have nothing planned, so I guess I'm hoping for the random pick. Pick me, I need something to look forward to since I'm not having a spring break!! ;)

Have fun with your family and tell Shamu I said hi!

Shari said...

My dear 5 year old grand daughter lives with me and on her Spring break (from kindergarten) wants to go Indianapolis and spend a few days with her Uncle (who recently moved there). So - we are packing a bag and heading to Indy the week of March 22. Nothing fancy over this way

Amber said...

Well, I'm sure that my entry won't win the most cReAtIvE...but here it is....since my hubby is deployed to Afghan...I will be heading up from NC, to VA with my four chickens in tow, to spend some time with my parents. I know that might sound boring, but I'm really looking forward to it. One of my favorite things, is to watch my parents with my kids. It just warms my heart:)

Have a great spring break! You deserve it!!!!

I'm blogging your giveaway right now, so hook me up for another entry!

Jill said...

I'm hoping that my parents come to visit during Spring Break and keep the kids for a couple of days so that my husband who is in the Marine Corps can get away for a couple of days - maybe to either the Outer Banks or up to Annapolis.

Mrs. Vanquish said...

Gosh you are so incredible generous...

Well something fun for Spring Break? Sad, but true, we don't have something like that in Germany.
I assume and guess you are all doing something super fun during that time? Ok, coming back ... no fun for me .. have to write my thesis .. (sorry or all the rambling...)

Anyway, I'D LOVE to win, really love - I adore your jewelry!

Cheers! and happy Spring Break!

Oh and I tweeted: @mrsvanquish ,

thanks for the chance to win *crosses fingers*

Anna said...

OH goodness. I better be creative here----umm.. I've got nothing since me kids are too young to go on Spring Break. BUT, if we did---maybe we'd visit grandma in Colorado!

Lori said...

I am the NICEST wife ever and let my husband spend the entire weekend fly fishing in Wyoming. I'm just going to spend some time with my family at a bday party and maybe take my little boy to the zoo if it ever warms up. Am I the first commenter??? That has to be good luck, right?? :)

Jennifer said...

I am working! No spring break for me. But perhaps I will plan some fun for myself after work. :)

*my fingers are crossed for me to get picked!* :)

Jill said...

Blogged it and Facebooked it! Have a great trip!

Angel said...

Have tons of fun on your vaca!

Hmmm...no spring break here, kiddos aren't in school yet. But the snow is almost gone and when it stops raining we'll be spending lots of time outside riding bikes and drawing with chalk.

The Nedrys said...

I am going to NY for a girls trip with my sister-in-laws for a much needed break! It will be the first time I leave my little one home while I go away overnight!

Kristine Hanson said...

our spring break is still a few weeks away but my kids and I will be traveling to go see my brother's family and a new baby nephew/cousin!

Pink Slippers said...

Take out our big jelly fish pool and swimming, sit in the sun, swimming & bbqing. Doing nothing but loving on our 7 kiddos.
Wendy
Mommy to 7. 9 and under
{and one more bun in the oven}

Pink Slippers said...

Take out our big jelly fish pool and swimming, sit in the sun, swimming & bbqing. Doing nothing but loving on our 7 kiddos.
Wendy
Mommy to 7. 9 and under
{and one more bun in the oven}

Chanda said...

Since my husband and I work and don't have children yet, we don't have a spring break per se but we just got back from a relaxing "spring break" trip to Florida: North Ft. Myers to visit the in-law "snowbirds;" Key West for a lovely beach getaway; and Jupiter to watch our favorite baseball team (the Cardinals!)in spring training! It was such fun. =)

dianam17 said...

my husband just brought our 1 year old son his first tee ball set. so we will (hopefully) be spending a lot of time outside using it!

Julia said...

my in laws are going to look after the kids for a couple of days and we're going on a mini road trip. Looking fwd to spending some quality alone time with my hubby, it's been a while :)

Meg Flaming said...

I don't have spring break anymore, but my husband does since he is a teacher. We will be getting our baby room ready. Can't wait to welcome our first little one in mid-June.

galbraithfam said...

Go Shopping!!! Isn't that what spring break is for??? Can't wait and I hope I win!!!!!

The Gosfam said...

My daughter's Spring Break is in 2 weeks. We plan on going to my parents house. Visiting with family, going to parks, feeding the ducks, eating lots of yummy food, and enjoying being with each other.

Debbie said...

Spring Break for us will be spent at gymnastics competitions-no trips for us during gymnastics season! Have a ton of fun for us--hope you pick me randomly!!

Ms. Natalie said...

I get to do inventory at my work!! YAY!! hahahaha. Then I think I'm going to take my husband and my mom to the Jelly Belly Factory.

Carey said...

Since "spring break" in Michigan typically consists of rain & sometimes snow we are planning on taking a beach trip in our living area. The kids love getting their towels, umbrellas & swimsuits out. We are going to have a picnic lunch on the "beach" The best part is no sunscreen & sand to get stuck in the sunscreen ;)

Enjoy your break & family!!!

millerr0809 said...

I'm potty training my 2 year old little girl! Don't know if that is exciting, but the thought of only one more kiddie in diapers is! Enjoy your breaks everyone :)

emily and danny said...

We're putting our house on the market so hopefully we'll be signing paperwork this week and shopping for a new house :)

Heidi Dempsey said...

I am going to Cabo with my kids and hubby! Can't wait!!!

Heather said...

Visiting our slice breads!!! (our best friends who recently moved away who we think are as great as sliced bread...so we can them that)

Kristen said...

I'm going to Disney World with my husband, and our best friends (another couple)! We can't wait to hang out with Mickey and Minnie and be big kids all week.

lindsey said...

we are going to kitty hawk, nc, but our spring break isn't for another month.

nice giveaway!

sippy cup mom said...

We are going to clean the house from top to bottom, and enjoy not having to take a vacation when everyone else does since we homeschool. Enjoy...you'll have a blast!
Karen
Sippy Cup Central

Bethany said...

I plan to spend the break enjoying my kiddos and spoiling them with extra snuggles :)

Maureen said...

this year, we'll spend spring break at home -- in any-day-now mode waiting for the birth of our third daughter!

on the agenda: lots of baking, crafts, board games, washing little baby girl clothes, and quality time with baby's big sisters!

Jenifer (and_she_makes_four) said...

My daughter, who is 14 months old was born with a right shorten femur and a hip displacia. She just learned to sit up on her own and is finally learning to stand with the help of my hands. This spring break, I am going to enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather and take her outside to learn how to walk at a local park. I know to many, this may not sound exciting but with a disability combined with a little baby girl, it's a beautiful thing.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Spring Break.

{tristin} said...

Look Whooos Turning One!

We are celebrating my little man's FIRST birthday! So Funn! It is owl themed and so so cute! Should be filled with lots of giggles!

We are also going to Great Wolf Lodge to splish and splash and have water fun!

To finish off Spring Break we are heading north to Seattle, WA to visit children's museums, space needles, Pike Street Market and family!

It's jam packed but should be a complete blast! Have fun in San Antonio! And thank you for the chance at gift certificates. I'd love to get one with my son's name!

mattie said...

We will be making and eating cupcakes trying to find our favorite recipe for K's 8th birthday.

Daniel said...

We will be driving 16 hours to be with Nana and Papa!!! I would love to win this to give my mom (nana) one of your necklaces with grandkids' names on it. She is my dad's caregiver and could use lifting up!

Julie Marcantuono

AlyCamMom said...

I am looking forward to Spring Break, which officially starts in three hours.
My son will be fourteen next month and has his first "girlfriend." I will be chaperoning them to see Alice in Wonderland on Thursday.
The remainder of the week will be all about keeping him and his awesome three year old sister entertained at the park, zoo, laser tag center, and a cool farm near by.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
jillmarie.ward@gmail.com

Karen said...

Well, we don't have a designated Spring Break, unfortunately :( But we will be visiting family for Easter weekend, which is always a great time!

The Sauls Family said...

We're heading to the Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL!

fa11enan9e1 (Alice) said...

I'm going to Nashville, Tennessee to hang out with one of my friends! He goes to Vanderbilt and he's going to take me around and introduce me to all his friends and we'll party and have a good time. :D I'm super excited.

One of my other friends also wanted to teach me to drive... stick... in his car.. which is a replica of the Ariel Atom. If you haven't heard of that (I definitely hadn't) it's a car that goes 0-60 in a ridiculously fast time. Haha. He built a replica of it in his senior year of high school. He thinks it's a crime that I don't have a drivers license yet, so he wanted to teach me to drive. bad bad bad idea.

It'll Be Fine said...

We don't have definite plans next week but I've got loads I'm hoping to do with my three littles: they really want to go to lakehouse (at the Ozarks) especially because last year a leprechaun visited on St. Patty's Day and we're so going to try to catch him this year! We're also going to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid in the theatres on Friday! Mostly, I can't wait for life to just slow down so we can all just hang together, cuddle, and play games. It's amazing how much I love the simple things!
Best,
Shelly

Pipesicle said...

i don't have a spring break; but i'm going to dress up my two-month old babygirl in different outfits each day to take pictures!

Sarah said...

With the onset of spring and two kids who are not yet in school, every day is spring break!! We use the spring shower days to stay inside and peek at the seedlings we have sprouting. Sunny days find us outside running around and eating dirt (well, the kids do that!). Mama tries to get in as much knitting as possible, and daddy works hard to make it possible for her to stay home and run this organized chaos. If daddy has any free time on the weekends he does get in a little fishing time!

Melanie said...

Well I'm 2 years out of college so no spring break for me :o( But I'd love to be on a beach somewhere! anywhere!

Jen said...

Just hanging out doing lots of crafts and visiting local fun spots - butterfly gardens, the zoo and some parks!

LOVE your jewelry!

MOMof2 said...

We have two more weeks till Spring Break in NJ. But this weekend we are going upstate NY to snowmobile and have fun with family and friends. During our spring Break we will take our girls to the zoo and park. And the always fun job of cleaning the house getting rid of outgrown toys/clothes.

Kristy Brent Wallace said...

my children aren't old enough to actually enjoy spring break BUT next week will be my first official week part time so I will be home more with my babies. I am hoping to cram in lots of outdoor play in between visits to the Children's clinic. Remember I said this will be my first week part time. I have never had to take both of my children to the dr at the same time. SO...tuesday afternoon at 1:30 (yes that is smack in the middle of our usual naptime) i will be taking my 2 year old and 10 month old to the clinic. OH the fun. Just taking one of them tends to be a nightmare so I can hardly wait to see how this turns out. IT SHOULD BE A BLAST!!

Sarah said...

Unfortunately I have to work all week! YUCK!!! Have fun!!! =)

Christina said...

I don't really have a spring break...my daughter is only 3 1/2...but I plan on having a baby! I am due Sunday with my second :)

Kristina and Pam said...

I am jealous of your getaway but super happy your all going to be together enjoying some much needed R&R and family time! My family had an early spring break last week. It was SOOOOOO wonderful I can't even tell you how nice it was to sleep in a couple of days and one morning I took my daughter who is 4 to have a mommy and daughter day. We went to the spa and got manicures and pedicures. It was so cute, my lil' princess loves the spa days. One other morning on our last day we slept in and I drove her and I to a little mom and pop family restaurant, it was so much fun! She commented on her first day back to school how much she enjoyed our "private time" as she calls it. We wished daddy could have joined us but we got to snuggle him at night and make him wonderful dinners when he arrived home! Have a nice trip.

The House of Sprout said...

I'm heading off on a Mommy's Weekend with some girlfriends...while Daddy stays home with the kids! Counting the days!

JENNY said...

We will be finding out what residency program my husband matched to. Wahoo!

Christina said...

We are going to sleep in and snuggle in bed as long as we want. We have one fun outing planned. We are going to go to an wildlife park, Fossil Rim, and enjoy feeding the animals. Maybe another giraffe will stick their head in our car again.

emmys meme said...

My husband is a teacher, so we will be celebrating his Spring Break by hanging out with our one year old granddaughter! She is tons of fun!!

Brittney Elizabeth said...

I don't exactly have a spring break, but because it's spring, i'm thinking of trying my hand at planting a few flowers and veggies on my porch. sounds like a good spring-thing to do! :)

Nat said...

I am going to try to keep my twin babies in and cooking over spring break! They need a little more time in the oven. So, not much Spring Break adventure for this momma...just rest : )

Obi's Sister said...

Hopefully going on a cruise with our baby who is a senior this year...just watching the mail for the last passport to arrive.

Ginny

Three Nuts In The Bluegrass said...

We are going to my sister-in-law's wedding in Salt Lake City. Her theme is purple, so we are all dressing in purple the entire weekend like one big cheezy group of grapes! It will be a blast to have the whole family together at one time!

Inksstillwet said...

I'm going to take off Monday to spend the day with the kids and pick out something special from your beautiful jewelry shop because my sister sent me a gift certificate for my birthday! I can't wait!!

We're heading to San Antonio after the kids get out of school in May. I can't wait to visit Sea World again. We loved the one in Tampa, FL!

heather_graham said...

I'm working extra long hours that week because it's SUPER busy at work this time of year. my boyfriend is taking my boys to the science museum one day and to the local park to do some fishing. Over the weekend (when i'm FINALLY off work and logging these dreadful hours) we're planning a camping trip and a paintball excursion. bunch of families get together to camp and of course, PAINTBALL! :D the weather will be absolutey GORGEOUS and it's some MUCH needed downtime for my family!

Kimberly Job said...

My spring break falls between two weeks that I'll be gone on a book tour, so I'm just going to relish the time with my family.

Three Nuts In The Bluegrass said...

I tweeted it too!

Ps. Jenny good luck with that we were in your shoes just two years ago!

Genevieve said...

Have a fun spring break! I know I will! On Saturday I am going shopping with my mom. Then my future hubby and I are having our first St. Patty's Day Party at our house. On Monday I am meeting with a ceiling draping company. On Wednesday my sister is being my bridezilla slave all day! Then we are going to meet my dad for dinner. I hope I get caught up on all of my wedding projects!

gina said...

ours isn't until april but the girls' GS leader and I have been making plans- we are hosting a girls just wanna have fun lock-in at a local church- should be lots of fun. :)

Raelyn said...

We are spending time re-bonding...away from school and schedules...and timelines! We are going to play games, go to the park, go ut to lunch and bake some cookies...anything we want, and I can't wait! My little one will be turning 4 during that time too!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Shelley said...

I don't a spring break - i live and work in a vacation land so it's a busy time! But, since the time is changing, I'm going to use the extra hours to get my spring garden growing! yippee :)

Gabriela said...

We're going to picnic at San Francisco's Golden Gate park, ride the cable car all the way to the Embarcadero, and visit Fisherman's wharf - and what visit to the city would be complete without a visit to the zoo?

mommy2luke2008 said...

Well, we have two birthday parties to go to, one for my nieces and one for my nephew and then I plan on going on a walk and playing my new Wii Fit Plus!!!

Helen Amanda said...

We are going to the zoo to roar at the lions (my toddler is obsessed with roaring, at the baby. We're hoping this is more productive), lick at the giraffes (they have blue tongues!) and discover how similar ocelots are to jaguars (the toddler is learning about similar and different). We're also going to go to our local botanic gardens and take pictures in their field of crocuses, hopefully. Sometimes it's a flowery mud puddle. My husband is also hoping to teach the toddler how to peddle her trike so walks around the block are slightly less back breaking. Enjoy your spring break! Ours is in two weeks

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

I am going to let my son finger paint his own artwork with coordinating colors in his new big boy bedroom! Then I'll frame them and hang them above his big boy bed! That way he can have something he can be proud of that he hand-made.
es1237 at gmail dot com

Holly said...

The biggest thing we are doing for spring break is celebrating my daughter's first birthday. But she isn't here on earth with us. She's in Heaven but we are still have a huge party for her with food and cake and a balloon release at the cemetery. I've been planning it for months. Just want it to be perfect. Like her.

jennifer said...

My fiance and I are going to Montego Bay, Jamaica with 78 other people in a group. My company has a trip program that I helped create so I'm lucky enough to go on a fun filled trip with our customers and vendors who have become great friends over the years!

Miss Anne said...

Sounds like YOU'll be having a blast!

What a great giveaway!

I'll be spending my spring break working and getting our nursery ready! :) It's relatively difficult tho, when you dont know what you're having yet :)

Love all of your work.

Elle said...

I'm going to be painting my son's room. Oh, wait... you said fun... ;)

Trish said...

I will spend the majority of our days at various parks trying to find out which one has the best slides ;)

I am SO excited it's almost spring time!!!
Ready for some warm sunshine :)

Little Miss Emmy Lou said...

http://twitter.com/missemmielou/status/10386829824
tweet tweet!
es1237 at gmail dot com

KB said...

Headed to the CO mountains for some fun family tubing!

IrmaLRamos said...

Going to Texas to spend some time with my daughter and my perfect grand babies, Zoe and Aidan. Liked of a somber visit for I have an uncle who is in the hospital very sick and I will also spend time with my cousin who is also my best friend. I try to cheer her up with my witty personality and maybe a drink or two.

beth said...

we are spending easter with family, then off to TN for a baseball tourney.

Kara Sheets said...

traveling across texas, twice! visiting family and more family. going to be fun!
karasheets@yahoo.com

The Tesdalls said...

No spring break plans....I am a stay at home mom so I don't have an official spring break (neither does my 17 month old son). My husband doesn't have one either, so I'll just be having normal days at home with my wonderful boy!!:)

Tonya said...

We've got to stick close to home during spring break b/c our family is a part of our church's annual Passion Play.

My 6yr old does have big plans for a dollar movie and the Chinese buffett! Come on, you know you're jealous! Shamu's got nothing on the Panda buffett! ;)

We went to Sea World in San Antonio about 4 years ago and for the longest time afterwards my son called Shamu "Shampoo". Have fun!

renee said...

I would love a new piece of jewlery to wear to the beach over spring break ;)

May G said...

we just finished our spring break. since we homeschool, some of my children's friends are off next week so we will have a playdate. for fun: we went to the library and borrowed a truckful of books and read and read. my oldest and his dad went to a campout with his cub scout while the girls/baby and i watched a princess movie at home. my oldest also took a practice standardized test at home. =)

it's hard to do something with 4 kids when one of them is only a few months old and hubby can't get the time off.

Johnny and Alisha said...

Well, I won't win for creativity...that's for sure! We're just going to be around the house and have a pretty normal week. Maybe we'll go to the park. Tried going to the zoo last year on Spring Break - it was record attendance day. Crazy!

Bowie Bunch said...

I'm going to my sister's wedding! :)

Jill said...

My comment should actually read "my husband and I". I'm not sending him away for a few days by himself! :)

Kelly G said...

Well, we're not going anywhere, but we will be celebrating both of our kids' birthdays! I am so excited!!

The Tesdalls said...

I tweeted!!:)

Christie said...

I'm going to make the most of our rainy weather and cuddle with my sick kiddos.
Thanks for the chance to win!
clemmon03{at}gmail{dot}com

windycindy said...

Our family of four is going on a mission trip to New Orleans! One of our sons went last summer and the church is making another trip, so all of us are going for one week!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Noelle said...

Spring break happened already for us, :( But on a happy note it was FUN! We went to Toronto, CAnada for some good sightseeing! Have fun on yours!!noellsky@gmail.com

ciaobellaluca said...

Well, sping break doesn't start for another couple weeks here---AND I'm hoping to convince my hubby into taking us to the coast where you could find us soaking up every minute w/ our cousins on the beach---just enjoying watching the simple pleasures of children (& adults) run around...ahhh lots of unhealthy food too, I am sure! I better start dropping the hints!

jenn said...

it's not spring break here quite yet...

but, in may we are going to antigua for a wedding :o)

but, until then i will spend time with my 2 little kiddos playing outside, going to the zoo...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE...
the family tree necklace...

i've been eyeing it for quite sometime!!!

Noelle said...

I tweeted : http://twitter.com/singerinkitchen/status/10387002893

CAB said...

Spring Break here means taking a break from the day to day, 24 hour, 7 day a week lifestyle that we live as a homeschool family of 7 - I plan to let the children PAINT - horrors! and spend as much time outside as they want - watch movies, pop untold amounts of popcorn and even throw in handfuls of M 'n M's into their bowls - crazy dinners, campouts on the den floor w/all but the wee one - just enjoy relaxing, no school, and lots and lots of fun!

Kyli and Ben said...

I'm decorating the nursery for my first little babe! I can't wait until she's here in May!

Zee said...

My spring break isn't until the end of April. I'm going to England to visit family for a long weekend. And then back to thesis writing.

Alissa said...

I only wish my Spring Break was as exciting as some others... but as a working mom I'm limited to my days off so I'm taking 3 days off to be with my kiddos that week! We'll go to the zoo, going out to lunch, visit the mall and veg out at home. Nothing exciting but it will be really nice to have some quality time with my kiddos during the week where I'm not feeling like I have to clean or do laundry (since I'd normally be at work and wouldn't do that anyhow!). I'm really looking forward to it!

1Mom said...

We are going to do at least one movie night where we dress up and eat a meal related to the movie. Probably princess and the frog!!! Also we are going to try and do a craft for our outfits. Maybe make our own frog or tiara!

The Tesdalls said...

I blogged about the giveaway at thetesdalls.blogspot.com

Susan said...

That will be the first week that my little granddaughter is with me - I plan to smooch her up big time!

meredith said...

woo hoo, i'm so excited for this giveaway!!!!

i'll be working... booooooo! i miss my spring break school days!

Jamie said...

I am spending my spring break snuggling with my sweet newborn son and chasing after my wild 4 year old. I have to return to work after my maternity leave the Monday after my Spring Break so I will be enjoying every minute with my wonderful boys!

Mary Beth said...

I am taking my daughter to the beach for the very first time! I can't wait to spend time with my little blessing and introduce her to the sand and shores of Myrtle Beach!

D-9 said...

Well I wish I could say that I will be swimming or visiting a beach but that would take a 26hr drive for me. Our spring break is not for 2weeks, so we will be enjoying EASTER with the kids, going to GRANDMA's, hiking, walk the dogs and watch the SNOW MELT.
I love no schedules, just me and the KIDDO's. Hope you have a FAB time with SHAMU.

kirsten said...

We're staying home together (my husband is a teacher) and getting some painting done around the house. It will be the anniversary of us being in our house for 5 years and I have a few things that need changing. Not fun, necessarily, but dramatic!!

Angela said...

We're going to the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, Kansas!

Party of Five said...

We are planning to spend a few days sleeping in, watching movies, eating breakfast for dinner, and trying to beat Mario Super Bros on the Wii. After all of that fun, we are headed to Branson for a little fun at Silver Dollar City, shopping and swimming. Hurry up Spring Break!!

Kristy Brent Wallace said...

i also blogged about it!!

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Fun & family times this spring break.

Mary Beth said...

i tweeted!

Teresa said...

Spring break sounds wonderful (we don't have that here in Australia). If we did have one I'd probably spend it in the garden, spotting butterflies and bugs with my three kids :)

Lis said...

No spring break here. :-( I wish we had some spring break weather though. We're in Seattle and it's been R-A-I-N-I-N-G. Because of the rain we're inside. With a broom in hand. Why a broom you ask? My three year old was given a dump truck for her birthday and she's been earth moving. Unfortunately the earth involved is from my houseplants.

khorrell said...

I am going to take my golden retriever puppy to the dog park since it will be so nice out! He has only seen snow and it will be fun for him to play in the grass!

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I tweeted too!

Drea said...

Im not sure ill get a spring break this year with the baby on the way :) BUT! I have enjoyed getting my house in order with some early spring cleaning aka nesting ;-) Love your blog would love to win!

Drea
www.dreawood.com

meredith said...

i tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/flashpasteurize/status/10387184181

:)

(RT @thevintagepearl is having a spring break giveaway! http://thevintagepearl.blogspot.com/2010/03/tgif-spring-break-giveaway.html)

Joni said...

Nothing fancy! Just chillin' with the kids...playing, games, reading, crafts galore and possibly going on a 4 hour drive to stay a few day with Grandma. We'll see, we have a couple more weeks to plan it.

Adventuremommy said...

We are looking forward to spending time with our kids over spring break. We plan on doing a trip to the zoo, visiting some local parks, baking cookies, playing board games, and just enjoying each other's company. Oh yeah, we'll probably spend some time playing "Just Dance" on the Wii :) Too fun!

Jennifer said...

I'm going to spend as much time with my two daughters, while I patiently (anxiously) wait for baby number 3 to arrive. We'll go to a musuem, the mall, parks, and out to eat. Anything to fill the time and enjoy our family before it grows!

Drea said...

I just tweeted it 2 : http://twitter.com/finadrea/status/10387235665

Drea
www.dreawood.com

Emily said...

Celebrating my son, Breckin's, FIRST birthday!

Laura said...

Well since I am a full time grad school student who also works 4 part time jobs, I'm excited to announce that my Spring Break will include sleep, scrapbooking,trying some yummy (hopefully) new recipes, taking the cutest 3 1/2 year old twin girls to the Fort Worth Natural Science and History Musuem, to Dallas to have their Easter pictures made, for sure to the park, and maybe even the zoo! It may not sound like much, but I can't wait! Hope everyone else has a great time of relaxing and renewal!

Trina said...

Not doing anything to creative, just want to relax a week away from school and maybe start working on a bedroom remake.

scarthur said...

crafting projects with my 5 year old and 1 year old. We are going to make bunny garland to hang up for Easter and paint some pottery. All fun, local things!

Silvia said...

I live in So. Cal so the possibility are endless but I'm thinking six flags. I have two teenagers that enjoy themed parks and haven't been there for awhile.

Lindsay said...

I am spending spring break on an R&R trip with my hubby for our wedding anniversary! 3 whole days away! :) Thank you for this giveaway!

Jenifer said...

We are going to go to the zoo to see our new penguin exhibit and we are going to have some picnic parties with friends! Yay for spring. :)

Jodie said...

Oh how I miss Spring Break. Don't get one of those anymore, but the best one I ever had was when I went to Disney World! I LOVE MICKEY!!

Picture Perfect said...

I am holding a fundraising event for Relay for Life (American Cancer Society). It is CROP FOR THE CURE where scrapbookers and cardmakers alike come together for the same reasons...to crop all day and to raise money in the FIGHT AGAINST CANCER!

briannaevangelina said...

Monday. Boys will go to Grandmas while Mama works.

Tuesday. Lazy morning in bed watching cartoons. Hanging at the house while mama catches up after work on Monday.

Wednesday. A trip to the Children's Museum with a stop at the park afterwards.

Thursday. A zoo day with enough time to sit around and dig in the sandbox. Stop at the cupcake shop on the way home.

Friday. Movie night with Papa. Complete with plety of snacks and things that are normally off limits.

(Things are different this year. We have to cut back and enjoy what we have right here.)

Jodie said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!!

eatmoresmores said...

My son turns 5 at the beginning of spring break. He doesn't know it, but we are whisking him off on a surprise trip to Chattanooga, TN to stay in a real train car at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, visit the model train museum, swim in the pool, and visit the aquarium. He's obsessed with trains so I can't wait to see his face.

D-9 said...

I FaCeBooKEd instead of TwitteD

shana said...

our spring break started today too . . . we're planning to do some fun, local stuff as a family::parks, zoo, museums, eating out (which we very rarely do) and some at-home movie nights.
enjoy!
shana

carblemarble said...

Oh, I am going to spend the week off work covering my 7 month old baby with kisses! I miss him so much during the day!

erica said...

I will be getting our baby's room ready for her arrival! She will be our first, and we are both already overwhelmed with love for her.

Paula said...

Unfortunately, I won't be joining my friends and 200 middle school students going to Memphis for a mission trip! I have done that for the last two years! Because I don't have a middle schooler this year, I will be heading into the woods with my hubby and two boys to evict a couple of beaver families out of their homes! :( I'm told the beaver dams must go!

I hope you and your family have a great time at Six Flags and Sea World!!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Four peas in a pod said...

Well, it's not terribly creative, but I'll be celebrating my 35th birthday in April with a family trip to Philly and the Please Touch Museum. Promises to be lots of fun!

Jana
janapruski@hotmail.com

stephanie garcia said...

Technically I don't have a spring break, as we live in Chile where the seasons are reversed and our kids are just returning to school after a long summer break!

Unfortunately the start of a new school year has been overshadowed by Chile's massive earthquake. We ourselves did not feel it in northern Chile but my sister's family in central Chile was rocked by it.

In another week, my sis, her hubby and four kids will be flying up to visit and hopefully leaving earthquake memories behind for a few days. We'll call it our spring break ... and we plan to camp on the beach, swim in the thermal waters of a nearby oasis, and visit a ghost town in the driest desert in the world (all in our own "backyard!")

Stephanie said...

We are taking our 1st official family vacation. We are going to Washington D.C. for some education fun. My oldest can't wait to see the White House. He thinks he is going to be able to swim in the pool and go to the bowling alley with the Obamas though. I have not broke the news to him yet that we cannot actually hang out the with the Pres. and his family. Hopefully the zoo and aquarium will do with some space shuttles and dinosaurs thrown in.
Have a great break! I love your jewelry!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I am retired and everyday is spring break to me now. I used to so look forward to this time of year when I was teaching, but this is way better. I will be spending some time with my great-granddaughter on her first birthday party. What could be more fun than that?

Jessica said...

We don't have our spring break until mid-April, but we are already planning some spring cleaning of toys to donate, some day/road trips around NY state to awesome children's museums (extremely pumped for the Lego exhibit at the Rochester Children's Musuem...is that super dorky?), and some down time with crafts & lego architecture, including paint, chalk & beads. I'm probably being a little over ambitious given that I have a nursing infant. :)

Calamity Anne said...

I'm going to have a 4 generation photo taken!!! So excited!!!

Nicky C. K. said...

i'm going to spend my spring break getting to know my little one, due to arrive in a week!

thanks so much 4 the giveaway opportunity :)

Jessica said...

I tweeted! twitter.com/madtownsprite/statuses/10387738760

Mama J said...

Getting a visit from my best girlfriend next week and spending time remembering my best male friend who was one of the four police officers who died in the Oakland shooting a year ago. It will be good to be amongst friends and family.

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

For spring break, we will be taking our new trailor out for the first time- get away form life and go to nature- no tv, phone, etc- we play games, giggle, laugh, go on walks, bike rides, and tell stories at bedtime :) It's the best!!

candy at fiber dot net

Stacy said...

Spring Break? What's that? I have to work. Feel sorry for me and let me win! Haha.

Flannery O'Connor said...

Our little ones are too young for school (3 and 1) but we have our dear usual week ahead, to which we are looking forward. I have just begun to read "Peter Pan" to our babies and the 3 year old is keenly interested in this Tinkerbell character...! So I see a good deal of reading in the backyard in my near future. The simple joys.

Crystal said...

All I plan to do is spend some quality, lounging around, snugglin on the couch, watching tv, fresh air outside kind of fun with my babies. NO vacation is planned. Just pure family time!

Fee said...

I'm planning on taking the kids to the park and getting them to take pics for me :)

Lizzy said...

We don't have spring break in the UK, but we did have half term a few weeks ago, so that probably counts, even though I worked through it! :) I would love to have some springy jewellery, I love all of your creations. :)

Robyn said...

I will be working. But my daughter will be visiting "dinosaur valley" aka Fossil Rim with my mom, and also possibly going a place your family recently went, the Omniplex!

Tracy said...

We're taking birthday pictures!

There's an industrial park near us with these FUN 4' tall number-sculptures at their driveway entrances. They're orange and fabulous, numbered 1-5

... so...

We're going to take a picture of our son, newly turned 4 years old, next to the big, orange, number 4!!

Hopefully the weather will behave... either way we will have lots of fun with our little ham.

alittlemuch said...

i am going to
put ink all over
my 3 week-old
neice's
sweet
little
feet
and stamp them all
over everything in sight!
(t-shirts, cardstock to frame, etc.)
i'll probably let my daughter
join in the fun
and get her feet
messy too, even though
she's not a newborn!
<3,
karri

Bebe said...

My biggest plan for Spring Break is not to plan. I want to cater to the whims of my kids--trips to the park, visit grandpa, dinner at home or away--wherever we happen to be... No schedules, agendas, meetings, or have-tos. Sounds like heaven to me.

Lori said...

My husband just returned home from a year-long tour in Iraq, so we are going to spend some time with our four kiddos getting reaquainted.

Bob and Jill said...

We're going to spend Passover with my parents, which we haven't done for close to 10 years. Can't wait!

alittlemuch said...

i am going to
put ink all over
my 3 week-old
neice's
sweet
little
feet
and stamp them all
over everything in sight!
(t-shirts, cardstock to frame, etc.)
i'll probably let my daughter
join in the fun
and get her feet
messy too, even though
she's not a newborn!
<3,
karri

GinSpaghetti said...

I'll be getting married! Building a new family... we're relocating to VA so we will be scraping together to make our house a home. We are both thrilled and ooh how I would LOVE to win this to help with my bridesmaid gifts!

Have fun with Shamu!!!

Shana said...

We are taking a family trip to the beach! My children are 13 and 11 and I'm just thrilled that they still want to spend a week with me...away from their friends. :)

Kuparstwn said...

My mom is turning 60 the first weekend of spring break. The Tuesday after her b-day, my brother is surprising her by coming from CO for a visit. Then a few days later is her surprise party. We will be spending most of the week keeping secrets I imagine!!!

Jennifer said...

My kids aren't in school yet, so spring break doesn't really affect me. We'll still enjoy the week since the weather's getting nicer. I'm sure we'll spend lots of time outside taking wagon rides, doing sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and playing at the park.

kbloems27 said...

For our spring break we are heading to a local hotel/waterpark with 3 of our friends and their families! All together there will be 12 kids and 8 adults! It is going to be a BLAST!!!!

Summer said...

We are getting our back yard ready for summer. It's a dirt mound right now and we want to make it a paradise for our kidlets. The underground sprinklers are going in now. I can't wait to see the sheer joy on our kid's faces this summer when they are enjoying our hard work. :)

Grandmatutu said...

I'm doing something I've wanted to do in forever . . . help with sheep shearing. My friend, Cindy, is the proud owner of the sheep, and I can hardly wait. I've loved knitting with her sheep and alpaca fiber in the past, but I've never helped with shearing!!! Yay . . . such fun, I can hardly wait!!

BTW, I became familiar with you from NieNie's web site, but never told anyone I'd love to have one of your necklaces . . . lo and behold, my daughter gave me one for Christmas!! I love it totally!!!!!

Happy Spring Break to everyone!!!

xoxo

Anja said...

If the little guy cooperates, I'll be having my third child over the Spring Break holiday. HIs big brother and sister are on high alert and excitedly awaiting his arrival!

Katie said...

We are going to take a week off from these words, "Hurry up! Get in the car! Get buckled up! Let's go! Where's your backpack? Why did you take your shoes off? School.is.starting.right.now." We are all very excited! It's pretty easy to please your kids when they're 5, 4, and 2. :)

Rebecca said...

our spring break isn't until easter week, but when it comes I will be doing lots of art's & crafts, and baking with the kiddos!!

jchin said...

Just retweeted your post... I'm just spending quality time with my 26-month old.

The Critchlow Family said...

We just moved to St. Louis and our family is coming to visit from Maryland and Ohio! We can't wait!!

Brooke said...

During Spring Break which isn't for a few weeks, I am going to do my darnedest to teach my 5 year-old to ride his two wheel bike. then we are just going to enjoy some much needed down time! Hope I win!

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