Weekend Recap & A Giveaway :)

Where did this weekend go?
I can not believe that it's Sunday night already :( 
It was a fun and beautiful weekend and I'm sort of sad that it had to end so fast, except for the
fact that Miguelito is officially off for Spring Break and he doesn't go back to school
until Wednesday - April 27th.
This promises to be a week full of lots of adventures including a special visit to
the New York Botanical Garden, a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge with some yummy pizza waiting 
at the end of the bridge, lots of walking around Central Park, and lots more exciting adventures. 
Lots of pictures to come :)
In the meantime I will recap our weekend in pictures and announce a special and 
unexpected giveaway :)

 I have recently been obsessed with anything and everything Matryoshka dolls :)
Karen over at Celebrate Life was hosting a giveaway to celebrate the date that all of their
adoption paperwork was registered in Ukraine :)
The giveaway prize was some Matryoshka dolls stationery, and guess what??
I was one of the lucky winners - yay :) Doing my happy dance!!
It was SO exciting to open my mailbox Saturday afternoon and find a package full of goodies.
Not only did she send me the pretty stationery but she also sent along a pretty little cloth Matryoshka doll.
"Because Big Girls deserve dolls too" - Karen
Thank you sweet girl I loved everything .

Hanging out with my boys in Target and trying out Cowboy hats :)

 Baking Easter cupcakes for Miguelito's Sunday religious classes :)
Note: I was up until 2:00am decorating and baking cupcakes, the love of a mommy.

Taking Manhattan to Central Park for the first time on Sunday :)
Beautiful weather plus Miguelito & Manhattan equals a most wonderful day!!

Miguelito & me cartoon style :)
As we walked out of Central Park, we saw a little crowd around a young man who
was drawing free cartoon portrait.
How could we say no??
I will never stop saying how much I love my city, I love going out and always bumping
into fun and free activities :)

I also got to make a quick pit stop at my movie place Sunday morning,
I went to stock up on movies including
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
I accidentally grabbed two copies, that goes to show where my mind was at!!
Which brings me to my giveaway :)

So because I love  movies and I love you girls so much I am giving away
the extra copy to one of you :)
plus your choice of movie from the following list:

1) Due Date
2) Tangled
3) The Green Hornet
4) The Chronicles Of Narnia: The voyage of the Dawn Treader
5) Yogi Bear
6) I love you Phillip Morris

New Added Movies:
Black Swan
The Tourist

There are some other movies that are not mentioned above, so this list will be updated
sometime this week. If there is any new release movie that comes to mind
write it in your comment and you never know :)

How To Enter Your Name In The Hat Of Chance:

1) You must be a follower of Ramblings Of A Simple Girl - this blog,
and leave a comment with the order from 1 to 3 in
which you would be pick a movie if you won.

Additional Entries:

1) Tell me one of your favorite movies and a quote from it - 1 entry
2) Blog about this giveaway or put up the button - 1 entry
3) Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link - 1 entry

This giveaway will close on the evening of Friday, April 22nd!!
Miguelito will pick the winner on Saturday morning and
the winner will be announced Saturday night :)
Good luck loves!!!

Wishing you all a great Monday!!!

Kary xoxo


  1. Aww those pictures are too cute Karina! Ooh what a fun giveaway - I'll take a look at your list throughout the week :)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  2. what a lovely weekend! your tales of ny make me want to be back so badly! lucky me, we're coming into town for a short visit next week...maybe miguelito and indio can meet!

    i'm sad to admit i haven't seen any of the movies in your list so far except due date, but if i win, i'll let you choose the flick!

  3. So happy your baby is on Spring Break and you guys get to enjoy all the adventures that await you in your wonderful city! Every time I read a post of yours it gets me more and more excited about my upcoming vacation! I can't believe in only a matter of weeks we'll be strolling together in NYC! :) I can't wait to hug you and Miguelito both and spend as much time as I possibly can with you! So be ready :)

    Love the photos from Target! Such a sweet picture of you and your loves! Miguelito looks good in that cowboy hat :) Looks like he's ready for Texas!! hehe :)

    You make the prettiest desserts and treats! :) How special that Miguelito has an amazing mom! I love how you always make special memories with him and make every holiday so festive!! You're right, the love of a mommy! :)

    I love, love, love, love the cartoon forms of you two!!! The artist did such an amazing job! He captured your likeness and Miguelito's sooo perfectly!!! I love it :) You need to frame those and hang them in your house :) So pretty!

    What an amazing and generous give away!!! :) I was giggling at how it came about :) But lucky for us your mind was elsewhere haha I love HP (my husband is OBSESSED with the books and movies) and I love you!

    If I won, I would pick 1) Tangled 2) Narnia - The Voyage of Dawn 3) Due Date *All of which I haven't seen yet so it would be perfect! :) I picked Due Date third because that is a movie Philip would enjoy! :)

    Thanks for hosting an amazing give away! I can't wait to blog about it!
    Enjoy Spring Break with your little man. Can't wait to see the pictures!

  4. p.s. I didn't mean to leave a novel of a comment hahaha :)

    But for my second entry: I LOVE "Notting Hill" and one of my favourite quotes from it is of course Anna Scott: I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
    LOVE IT! :)

  5. Your weekends always look so fun!

    I love that cute cartoon of you guys! specially if it's free!

    I've only seen HP 1 and 2 I can surely watch the other ones!

    My choices if I win
    1. Due Date
    2. Chronicles of Narnia
    3. Love you Philip Morris

    Cuidate mi Kary un besote!

  6. Just got your postcard! Thank you! muuua!

  7. you guys are SOOO ADORABLE!!! i love your beautiful family and the mommy love you have (cupcakes? yummmmmy!) those charactures are brilliant! ha

    i can't wait to experience NY with you!!! and congrats on winning that sweet giveaway (what a precious reason)

    COUNT ME IN YOURS! i'm a loyal follower of course ;)

    1. Due Date
    2. Chronicles of Narnia
    3. Tangled


    loveeee you dulce amiga!

  8. Hee! I love your pretty cupcakes. One day I will visit you and hopefully taste one for myself :)

    I love matroyshka dolls. I think they are so pretty and cute. I would love to get myself a set.

    And I'm a follower of course.

    1. Tangled
    2. Due Date
    3. Green Hornet

    I already have the Dawn Treader movie :)


  9. Congratulations on your win! I've never won a giveaway, but I can imagine it would be super exciting!

    Those cupcakes look divine. You're a good mumma!

    Awesome giveaway! I am, obviously, a follower :)

    My choices would be:
    1. Black Swan
    2. Tangles (for my little sister, but also secretly for me)
    3. Green Hornet

    x Jasmine

  10. One of my favourite movies is 'Love, Actually'. One of my favourite quotes is right at the beginning:
    Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around.

    I think about this quote a lot when I'm feeling down and it makes me smile and appreciate what I have :)

    x Jasmine

  11. Oooh I would love to win!! Major Harry Potter Fan:) My other choices would be
    1) Chronicles of Narnia
    2) The Green Hornet
    3) The Tourist

    I am a follower:)

    Delina- dewthis.blogspot.com

  12. My favorite movie is Muppet Christmas Carol- the best quote from the movie is :boomerang fish, boomerang fish- I throw it away and it comes back to me aha! Boomerang Fish, boomerang fish!"

    I said this for years and my family had no idea where I got it (even though we watched the movie quite often- one day it hit them!) You have to say it in just the right voice and really- it just makes you smile:)

    Delina - dewthis.blogspot.com

  13. I am a huge harry potter fan.. thanks for participating in my giveaway.. Now for my other 3 movies that I love in order
    1) Chronicles of narnia
    2) Tangled
    3) The tourist

  14. Harry potter is my most favorite movie.. I have never missed any 1st show of it till the last one because I had no one to baby sit my little guy.. I would go crazy if I get the movie.. SERIOUSLY! I may sound like a child.. but I love harry potter.. Thanks :)

  15. Love your cute happy family.. :)
    Keep in touch

  16. cute! i am now a follower via gfc and i would totally totally love due date or i love your philip morris, loved them both!

    mylittleartichoke at gmail dot com

  17. one of my favorite movies is american psycho... i love it every time he says "i have to return some video tapes"

    mylittleartichoke at gmail dot com

  18. 1. Black Swan
    3. Dawn Treader
    Napoleon Dynamite is fantastic....i love when he gets mad at his uncle and says to "stop eating all of our steaks"

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