Monday, October 3, 2011

a little giveaway. if you're into cute, free things.

please enjoy my children playing with the cute dolls.
as if that wasn't enough of a reward for you, the fine people at north american bear company are giving away one of these babies. literally.

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they have tan babies...which was exciting for us because it's hard to find sometimes. every once in a while, i hand stitch dolls, painstakingly for hours and hours...just so they look like my kids. i even dye the fabric with tea.   NOT.
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so i was super excited when the nice people at NABC (ya, i toats shortened it) asked me if i wanted to do a giveaway. um, yes...these dolls are super soft and super cute and you can pick one that looks like your kiddo.

for now, penelope can use her doll as a teether...until she can really appreciate it. and then she'll be like, why did i chew on that precious doll's head?
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and lila can chew on the dolls hair and...well, hmmm, i don't know. why is she chewing her hair? whatevs.
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and for your man-children, look at this dinosaur. THAT EATS a caveman and an egg and a tree. it's kind of hilarious and layne gets a kick out of it. the dinosaur even ate penelope's head the other day. luckily, it's just pretend.
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it also loves to be tackled.
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yes, a grass stain was involved in the tackle.

so if you would like to win a doll or bear of your choice,
make sure that you are indeed a follower 
and just leave a comment saying what you would eat if you were a dinosaur. i'm totally serious. 


i'll pick the winner the next time i blog. which could be tomorrow or probably not. we'll say it'll be friday or something.

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you can find north american bear company on twitter
and the Facebook

116 comments:

  1. Well foo...being the first commenter never gets one anywhere. But at least you know Im a follower, right?:)
    Hmm, if I were a dino, Id totally eat... as much ice cream as I wanted. Oh wait, I already do that. No wonder I look like one!

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  2. First comment! Cute dolls. I follow you. If I were a dino, I would eat my toddler's chubby cheeks. Wait. I'm a human and I still eat his chubby cheeks. Why are babies SO DELICIOUS??

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  3. I follow and if were a dino I would totally eat fish. Like sushi for dino's :)

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  4. Cute!! Love the babies...and dino! I'm a Follower, and if I were a dinosaur I would most likely eat, Big Bird. I dunno, something large like that:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I don't like raw meat and I'm assuming if I were a dinosaur I wouldn't have the ability to cook the meat, so I guess I'll take one for the team and be a vegetarian. But, I only like crunchy leaves, I haven't jumped on the romaine band wagon...yeah yeah I know iceberg isn't good for you and it's 99.9% water.. WHATEVS.

    Um, I mean My answer is leaves...vegetation and such.

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  6. I'm a follower and if I were a dino I would eat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING.....oh wait I'm a 25 week preggo momma who eats ANYTHING and EVERYTHING....or am I already a dino? hmmmm :)

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  7. Too cute!! Your kids too! :) If I were I Dino I would eat my brothers butt, just to make him dumbfounded... and to finally beat him at something!

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  8. i'm going to have to go with coldstone creamery. i mean, if i have to.

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  9. okay those dolls are super cute! I love how kids chew and tackle everything. if I was a dinosaur I'd totally be a leaf eater and eat trees... not that I've ever thought about it.

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  10. Too tired to come up with anything cute, so I think if I were a dino I would eat lots of key lime pie from my favorite cafe.

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  11. follower, of course. I would eat a pine tree so my farts smell like Christmas. As a dinosaur, I am allowed to say such things.

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  12. Really? What I'd eat? Hmmm. I'd eat naughty middle school students to make their teacher a happier camper. (It was a long day!) I really wouldn't eat students. okay, maybe one or two. ...cute dolls. :)

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  13. I would be an herbivore because eating raw meat and kinda being a cannibal doesn't sound appealing. ;)

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  14. I would eat chocolate because would still be me after all. Cute dolls, cuter kiddos. :)

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  15. If I was a dinosaur I would eat coconuts likes m&ms and igloos like sno cones.

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  16. If I were a Dino, I would eat your double chocolate cookies. Yum.

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  17. I follow and if I were a dino I would probably eat all the pumpkin pie I could find...what? Okay, throw on some whip cream too!

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  18. The first thing I thought when I saw the dino tackle was "oh no!I bet he got grass stains!". I have 4 boys...and lots of grass stains/ripped knees. I should have been thinking "how cute!" but no, I was worried about the khaki's (but he really is cute now that I think about it)...anywho, if I were a dinosaur I'd eat...other dinosaurs? And lol to Megans comment!!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! (I am a FOLLOWER!)

    Brooke

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  19. LOVE your blog! Toats a follower!!! ;) Random story- I caught myself thinking the other day "toats adorbs" and then thought "oh dear, I read too much jami nato" not that there is such a thing as too much of your hilarity! Anywho... if I was a dinosaur I'd eat chocolate chip cookies- lots and lots of chocolate chip cookies!

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  20. I would eat.. hmm maybe a fellow dino or a pre historic horse?

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  21. I'm a follower!
    And if I were a dinosaur I would eat tubs and tubs of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Because dinosaurs don't have to count calories, right?!? :)

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  22. I'm a follower!! If I were a dino I'd eat toys that were left out on the floor! (man I'd be full all the time)!

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  23. Hmm, since dinos don't worry about fitting into their favorite skinny jeans, I suppose I would eat all the french fries and chocolate shakes my wee T-Rex arms could hold...

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  24. Thank goodness for google reader!! I would eat a whole lot of taquitos if I were a dinosaur.

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  25. Pizza, everyday. And, a large fountain diet coke.

    P.S. I'm prego, hence the pizza.

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  26. I would be an ankylosaurus. Which means I would eat plants. You know. The whole herbivore thing. Kind of like I am now. Except for those days that I eat pot roast. mmmm. pot roast. With potatoes. And carrots.

    I was obsessed with dinosaurs, as a child. And storm chasing. (story for another time. I have a good one). ...Man, was I so cool in elementary and intermediate school...

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  27. If I were a dino I'd eat whatever the heck I wanted to because Im a freakin dinosaur! But I'd prolly start with pumpkin pie poptarts because I just found them at the store today. Yuuumo!

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  28. Yo! I am your newest follower! I came over from Fingerprints on the Fridge FB. I need a baby doll because Im about to have a little girl in about a month and she doesnt have a doll.

    And if I was a dinosaur I would eat muddy buddies. Those sound amazing right about now but this darn pregnancy induced heartburn is keeping me from eating ANYTHING but popsicles.

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  29. If I were a dinosaur, I would eat fried oreos. All day. I would already be huge, so what would a few (or a few thousand) calories matter? ...this sounds too enticing. Can you change me into a dinosauar AND give me a stuffed one, too? :)

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  30. I would eat Penelope's sweet little chubby cheeks. Is that weird?

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  31. if i were a dinosaur i would eat a caveman. specifically the ones from the geico commercials.

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  32. I asked the baby and he told me I would eat leaves and coyotes. He's probably right.

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  33. hey. not sure how to be an offical follower but i have been a follower of you for a long time! i asked ethan and he said poop, lots of poop. that's what i get for asking a 5 year old boy! personally i would eat your babies head too, it's so cute!

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  34. Of course I would eat all the tree-tops up just like broccoli.

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  35. I'm a new follower and so glad I found your humorous (and grace saturated) blog! If I were a dino, I would eat crunchy peanut butter with Nutella on leaves all day!

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  36. I follow your bloggy blog...and if I were a dino I would eat everything...cause who would tell me not to, cause I would be a dinosAR!

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  37. Cute dolls! I am a follower...and love your blog! If I were a dinosaur and didn't have to worry about calories I would eat lots of french fries and ben & jerry's ice cream.

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  38. If I were a dinosaur, I'd be a vegetarian, unless there were mean animals who needed to be eaten.

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  39. I'm a follower, and if I were a dinosaur....I'd eat at Olive Garden, Longhorn and Red Lobster, every night. Like, every dish that even slightly appealed to me, I'd eat it, every night. I would not eat anything a real dino would eat, yuck. :)

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  40. Definitely a follower. If I were a dinosaur... I'd eat tubs and tubs of cookie dough, and maybe a side of icecream.

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  41. if i were a dinosaur i would be the bird one... so i think they would eat other bird ones. or maybe plants. or maybe the random unprotected caveman. actually i think i am glad i am not a dinosaur. can't i say what i would eat if i was a cute tan baby?? i never really liked dinosaurs.. too scaly. scales creep me out.

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  42. i am a follower :)
    if i were a dinosaur...i would probably eat a lot of everything :)

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  43. i am a follower. if i were a dinosaur i would eat turkey, catsup, brown sugar, lollipops, artichoke, and plastic bags (so they wouldn't pollute the ocean anymore).

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  44. I follow every one of your posts!

    If I was a dino, I would eat rainbows and poop unicorns. Cause that would be the fun thing to do. Or maybe I would just eat plants. Hard decision!

    Your kiddos are ADORABLE! :)

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  45. if i were a dino - i'd eat leaves. no raw meat for me, unless it was sushi'ed up.;)


    ericadakin@hotmail.com

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  46. The thought of eating anything a dinosaur would typically eat sounds disgusting. So I would be a little dinosaur that ate ice cream and lots and lots of cooked fish. And chocolate... do you think chocolate is bad for dinosaurs? Oh well. I want chocolate...

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  47. I'm totally going to be a veggie dino. Hands down. And eat tofu and edamame and soy stuff. It's true.

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  48. If I were a dino...
    I would eat Playdoh.
    Because every time my daughter plays with it, I get the urge to take a bite. But I don't. For fear of getting sick.
    I don't think a dinosaur is that sensitive, so a dino could eat playdoh. Alot. Hope I win. Please and Thanks.

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  49. My son said he'd eat other dinosaurs. I say I'd eat my daughter. I could live off of her cheeks for at least a year. But as cute as all that sounds, it kinda grosses me out. But whatever it takes to win a doll, ya know?

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  50. if i were a dino i would totally eat that dang racoon that is trying to kill our chickens and who is pulling down all of our corn. my son said he would eat bones:)

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  51. I would eat all of the other dinosaurs and use my dinosaur-ness to attain world domination!!! Mwhahha! Oh. I'm just kidding, of course. I'd eat...grass and twigs! :o)

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  52. OF COURSE I FOLLOW you... and I am so in love with P's Doll... can I have it Penelope? Please... Please pretty please? {insert puppy face here}

    If I was a Dino? what would I eat? Well Cookie Dough... duh? ;)

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  53. I'm a follower, duh. If I were a dino I think I would eat my dog, at least that's what I'm thinking right now. Because that not so lovely beast just dug a hole in my flower beds then tracked mud all over my clean carpets. Nice.... not.

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  54. I would eat your face, that way you would be with me all the time. was that creepy? No. I didn't think so...

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  55. The first thing that came to my mind was a banana. I think because last week my 2 year old told me that I should be a dinosaur for Halloween & my husband she be a banana =)

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  56. girl your entry ideas are the best... I may have to borrow this idea... in a way...
    well of course i stalk, okay follow, , okay stalk your blog and If I was a dino I would eat all the squirrel those things!

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  57. Yep, I follow... I would be a sprinkle cake donut eating dinosaur...and of course, I would have a really high metabolism which would require me to eat them more frequently...without getting fat.

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  58. If I were a dinosaur I'd eat your ridiculously yummy choco chip cookie DOUGH because dinos don't have to worry about salmonella. right?. right.

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  59. If I were a dinosaur I would definitely eat whatever i want. It would be kind of like I am right now since I'm pregnant and eat whatever I want. I never realized I had so much in common with dinosaurs. ;)

    And I totally need one of those toys for the wee babe. poor thing doesn't have anything yet. but I have til January so thats enough time right?

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  60. I'm a follower! I love the dolls so cute :) Lydia needs some hair to chew on too! I would eat mexican every day bc i want to anyway and if I were a dino nobody would have the nerve to say I was fat or out of control bc they know i would turn around and eat them :)

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  61. I'd eat french fries with french fries and more french fries. Dipped in ketchup, dipped in ice cream... french fries. ROAR! :)

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  62. if I were a dinosaur, i would probably eat my co-worker who tells me EVERY single day that it looks like i woke up on the wrong side of the bed . . . or that it looks like I had a rough night. - - - Her way of not-so-subtly telling me I look like a not-so-hot mess.

    rawr.

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  63. If I was a Dino I would for sure eat all the trash in this world!! meaning trash for real so i could save the environment and trash meaning people and things that are just awful!! I guess I would be like a beauty queen dino and want to save the world and have world peace (: ha!
    P.S I am no beauty queen just a regular momma wanting to win my girl a baby (;

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  64. I don't need a doll because we already have like 9 million stuffed animals and dolls (and my kiddo is a boy), but if I were a dino, I'd eat corn chips and trader joes pineapple salsa until I made myself dino-sick. Also, love your blog, Jami.

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  65. hmm if i were a dino i would eat whatever i wanted.....ice cream, chicken nuggets, milkshakes, pizza, the whole fancy fancy restaurant! yum m life as a dino would be good!

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  66. You kill me. If I were a dinosaur I would totally be a carnivore. Because who am I kidding, meat is delicious. :) And yay for brown dolls.

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  67. I would gobble up a Nutella factory...

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  68. If I were a dinosaur I'd eat the contents of an entire bakery. For every meal. I wouldn't have to worry about the calories or cavities! Mmmm... Sticky buns...

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  69. Of course I am a follower of Jami Nato! Duh! Who isn't? If i were a dinosaur I'd eat rude people. They suck!

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  70. Follower.. holler! I'd eat a CAR of course! How awesome would that be. Then I'd go and brag about it to all my dinosaur friends while using a tree to pick out the fender stuck between my teeth. Grrrr...

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  71. My son is obsessed with "dinos" right now!! If I were a dino I'd eat mexican food all day every day! Seriously.

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  72. I am definitely like most commentors...if I were a dino I would eat EVERYTHING and not even count the calories on livestrong.com. I love following your blog (especially when you post pics like yesterday with the background of your house all a mess...hits close to home!!) xoxoxo

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  73. My son would LOVELOVELOVE one of those precious dolls. He needs a good tackle buddy because my back could really use a break!! And for the million dollar question...if I were a dinosaur I would eat tons and tons(literally TONS) of ice cream an maybe a cookie or ten. What kind of dino worries about calories?? Not this one!! RAWR!!!

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  74. Seriously? ha. Your blog (and you) are a hoot! Love it. Anyways, if I were a dinosaur I would eat Barney. Yeh, Barney. Who made such an annoying cartoon? My kids have all LOVED barney. yuck.

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  75. Your posts just crack me up! Don't enter me--my boys are too told for such cute dolls, but they are adorable--even so, your own children are more adorable.

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  76. i would eat kit from the movie "a league of their own" because she is sooooooo annoying. annoying enough to be eaten.

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  77. Definitely a follower. If I were a dinosaur... I'd eat the entire cheesecake factory franchise. every. single. one of them. yummy.

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  78. a. of course i am a follower, isn't everyone? who would miss out on jami nato?

    b. pretty sure i already eat what a dino would eat...EVERYTHING. being preggers this time is a lot different than the first two times!

    c. i think the girl who said she would eat the geico commercial cavemen is hysterical.

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  79. Love those dolls! I am a blog follower and if I were a dinosaur I would probably eat the entire left side of the Olive Garden menu. I mean the food listed on the menu, not the actual paper menu. Although, as a dinosaur, I might just enjoy the paper menu, too. So...um...yeah.

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  80. I had a thing for dinosaurs when I was younger, probably cause my mom wouldn't let me have Ken dolls. My barbies had to have something manly to marry, so it was my brother's dinos. Kinda like beauty and the beast. Yay points for creativity.

    I would be the fire breathing dragon and eat delicious medium-well steaks all the time. I would have the villagers trade their lives for troughs of A-1. Life would be good.

    Also, your little turtle is utterly... adorable. I was about to say delicious, but then I reconsidered.

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  81. Love your blog and am totes a follower! (haha-that's the first time I've ever actually used totes, but I couldn't resist!) If I were I dino I would eat chocolate EVERYTHING...cake, donuts, ice cream, pudding, etc, etc. You could call me a Chocosaurus!

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  82. hmmm. I would eat a tree because I wouldn't want to eat my friends.

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  83. I don't understand vegetarians, I love meat. That's me as a human. But as a dino, I'd be all up in those veggies. Even as a dino, I couldn't be a cannibal (or whatever they call it for dinos).

    And I'm a follower!

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  84. Hmm...if i were a dino, I would eat nothing but those Cadbury mini chocolate eggs that only come out at Easter time. Dang pregnancy cravings.

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  85. I guess I better enter this giveaway so I have something to play with around here other than trucks. :) If I were a dinosaur I would probably eat entire bakeries because nobody could stop me and I can't do that now cause I'm on a budget. ;)

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  86. I would go to the convenience store that refused to let let my 2 year old use their private bathroom and STOMP on it and then eat all the broken pieces... is that too mean? Oh, ok, then I'd eat loves of bacon, cause when you're a dinosaur you just can.

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  87. Follow ya babe!

    And I would totally eat sharp tooth from land before time cause he scared the crap outta me when I was little & he viciously killed little foots mom. :)

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  88. I would drink the ocean so I could run to my friend who is far away and in need of a hug.

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  89. If I were a dino I'd go over to Aldi and eat everything in sight while you shake your head at me and point me towards Whole Foods.

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  90. jessicalburns82@hotmail.comTuesday, October 04, 2011

    chicken and gravy, y'all.

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  91. If I were a dinosaur I would eat banana tree leaves because they seem like they'd taste so good (to a dinosaur)!

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  92. love your blog and love those dolls!

    i would eat chipotle barbacoa burritos.

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  93. If I was a Dinosaur pretty sure I would sprinkle sugar all over Caleb and just eat him up, hah. He's so cute and I can't resist that littl baby booty!! hah

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  94. Those dolls are adorable! I, of course, am a follower. And I suppose if I were a dinosaur, I would eat tree leaves so I wouldnt' have to eat other dinosaurs lol

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  95. I'm a follower! If I were a dino, I think I'd eat lots and lots of fruit and spinach, maybe as a nice salad with some pecans and goat cheese? What? That wasn't on the prehistoric menu? Rats... I guess I could eat those but, ew....

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  96. are you kidding me?! 95 comments already. i'm only doing this because i want to win it for my (also tan) niece.

    if i were a dinosaur, i'd want to be a carnivorous dinosaur because then all the other dinosaurs would be afraid of me. but i wouldn't want the wimpy arms that a t-rex have, because that's dumb. but i'm not sure i'd actually WANT to eat other dinosaurs, just scare them. in which case i would have to eat sharks...yes. that's it. i would eat sharks to keep them from biting off the arms of cute little girl surfers.

    the end.

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  97. If I was a dino I would eat...I don't know. Something yummy. I think if I was a dino I wouldn't care about my figure so I would eat pumpkin pie with extra whip. And then probably some ice cream...and then yah I could go on forever. =)

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  98. I'd snack on Justin Bieber.

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  99. If I were a dino I'd eat Krispy kreme donuts, lots every day.

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  100. I'm the 100th comment! I win right?

    Um, I'd probably eat even more than I do know if that's possible. LIke more chocolate and chips. And chocolate chips.

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  101. if i were a dinosaur, i'd eat chocolate croissants. cuz right now I have to avoid the bakery in the grocery store otherwise i succumb to temptation. but if I were a dinosaur no one would care if i had a muffin top. mmmm...muffins...

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  102. I like that there are tan dolls too...I could never find dolls like me when i was little! =)

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  103. i'm a follower and if i were a dinosaur i would definitely eat fossil fuel.

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  104. i obviously follow you. and i REALLY miss you. and i also really need the doll for the DAUGHTER that is growing my stomach. what!? and i would eat… mountains of caramel apples if i was a dino.

    that's all :)

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  105. a follower. indeed.
    and um, idk....pizza? why not. you could prob get away with eating a lot of pizza if you were a dinosaur and that would make me happy
    <3

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  106. If I were a dinosaur, I'd use my mass and general scariness to force my way into the Cadbury Egg factory. I'd eat them all up, and all of the people of the world would be so sad that there would be no Cadbury Eggs for Easter... But I don't care, because I'm a dino... and that's how diinos roll.
    RAWR

    aecopley at gmail dot com
    I'm following you, btw - but don't be scared: I'm not really a dinosaur. And I can't realllllly follow on the computer.

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  107. If I were a dinosaur, I would eat the tops of trees like broccoli!!!

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  108. If I were a dinosaur, I would eat cookies and ice cream :)

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  109. I'm a long time lurker, but now I'm an official follower! If I were a dinosaur I'd eat chocolate chip cookies (because they're yummy) and a car (because I'd like to feel it crunch, weird)

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  110. i would be an herbivore and i would eat cattails. being a carnivore would mean having to actually kill your food. and i just couldn't. i'd be a dinosaur with heart yo.

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  111. Well, If I were a dinosaur I would eat...cheeseburgers, French fries, and pizza all day. Since I'm a dinosaur its a good thing to be enormous!!!

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  112. If I were a dino I'd eat chocolate covered gummy bears and (drink) chai tea lattes all day. The calories wouldn't look so bad on a dino.

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  113. if i were a dinosaur i would eat... cupcakes, pies, cakes, twinkies... yea, lots of junk food!!!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. look at all these sweet comments... cupcakes, cookies, candy...

    let's be honest, a dinosaur gets to eat anything! so i'm just going to go ahead and say it, i would eat a couple of girls from high school that made my life less than amazing. yep, i went there and yes, i graduated 10 years ago. a dinosaur never forgets... or is that an elephant? whatevs. that's my answer.

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  115. If I were a dino I would eat Starbucks. Yes the whole thing, building, yummy treats, and most importantly coffee. OH wait, scratch that, I wouldn't eat that soy or fake sugar junk *shiver*. But everything else? Oh yes. PLEASE.

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  116. hhmmmm .. if i were a dino i would have to eat cranky children. i would swallow them whole. :)

    starsanner23(at)yahoo(dot)com

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