Friday, April 24, 2009

Little Jewel Mother's Day Giveaway

Having a baby has to be the most memorable days of a person’s life. Your life from that moment on will never be the same. It is the beginning of an incredible journey and the moment you experience an overwhelming feeling of love for another being. A child’s birth is a moment you want to treasure and remember forever. What better way to do that than with a symbol of your new baby close to your heart.

Little Jewel was created by a mom’s desire to capture the wonder of a new birth and to recognize the beauty of motherhood. Pieces include boy and girl themed pendants in yellow and white gold with or without diamonds or other precious stones. For little girls, bracelets and earring are available.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Little Jewel is giving away either a boy or girl pendant in sterling silver. To enter, visit, browse the products, come back here and tell us which item you like and what that item symbolizes to you as a mother.

Entries are welcome until Friday May 1, 2009 9 pm Eastern Time. A winner will be announced shortly after.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

OH NO!!! My Six Year Old Made a $100,000 Bid on Ebay!!!!

Last Wednesday morning at 8:15 as I am trying to get out the door for the day my son started yelling from the playroom that he found the perfect Star Wars toy online. This type of event occurs frequently so I did not pay that much attention to it and said “Ok, we can look at it later, let’s go we have to leave.” That was all that was said and we left the house for the day.

I stopped at home later that afternoon before I had to pick the kids up from school and got on the computer for a quick check of orders and emails. The first thing that popped up was the “perfect Star Wars toy”. I started to look at it because my son is biggest Star Wars fan. As I scrolled up the screen I suddenly noticed that there was a statement that said “CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE THE HIGHEST BIDDER.” I could not figure out what I was looking at and then it dawned on me. My soon to be six year old got himself onto Ebay and made a bid for this “perfect toy”. OH NO!!!!

So I was thinking how bad could it be? I was going to have to pay $30.00 for a $10.00 toy? At first I could not believe what I was seeing, it said the maximum bid was at $100,200.00 and I was the highest bidder. My heart stopped but I then saw that the item started at $.99 and the bid increments only went up by a dollar or so making the bid only around a dollar. I did not know that a bid could be retracted but quickly found out and removed his bid from the item.

In the car on the way home from school I asked my son if he knew that he bid on the Star Wars toy. He responded yes. I then asked him if he knew if he put a lot of money in for the bid and his response was, “Yes, I had to make it expensive so I could win it.” That made me chuckle but at the same time it is not funny. You should never underestimate what your child knows or what they know how to do. Ebay is the last place I thought my son would go to find a toy. I am still not sure how he got on it and past my password. He is a little too computer savvy for my liking and will not be allowed near the computer without me present in the room. In the end he did not do any damage but that is not to say he would not the next time!!!!