Monday, December 21, 2009

Epson Artisan 810 Giveaway

Trisha over at Mom Blogs at MomDot is having a giveaway for an Epson Artisan 810 all-in-1 Printer. She has some examples of the print quality and I must say they are as good as having them done professionaly.
Here is a photo that I would love to print and frame for Chloe's grandma.

Just ride'n the old bouncy horse until she can talk someone into a real pony.

Oh by the way the giveaway ends January 1.

Santa Swap

I have a Santa Buddy who sent me a box full of a wonderful assortment of gifts. My Santa Buddy is Leslie Gosney. Just look at all of the great stuff I got. She sent me a package of Play-doh to represent her job as a daycare worker.
I got a bag of Caramel bits and some Reese's trees to represent the state she lives in. I told her in the survey we filled out that I am trying to have a Christmas tree in each room with different themes, She sent me 2 candy ornaments to go on my newest tree.

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. I love the Christmas music and all of the decorations.
Thank you Leslie for all of your wonderful gifts.
Thank you Shannon for hosting this Santa Swap. I had so much fun. Here's hoping all of my blogger friends have a wonderful Christmas and everyone gets their hearts desire.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

HP TouchSmart Computer of the Future Today

I always thought the computer they used on CSI Miami where they stood around it and used their fingers to move screens around was so cool. I thought it was just the magic of the TV industry but boy was I wrong. HP has developed a touch screen home computer that they call the HP TouchSmart 600. It even comes in a laptop version. TechSavvyMama is giving away a HP TouchSmart 600 touchscreen computer so now I have my chance to win one. You can too but you better hurry because her giveaway ends 12/17.

Win a HP 600 TouchSmart Desktop Computer

Want to win the Cadillac of computers? Pink and Posh is giving away HP's 600 TouchSmart desktop computer with Windows 7. There were only nine bloggers who were selected to host this giveaway and this one ends 12/18.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Gift Card Giveaways

Enter to be one of 3 lucky winners of a $25 Subway gift card at The Mommy Files. Ends 12/17

Babes and Kids Review is hosting a giveaway for a $25 Subway gift card with 3 winners. ends 12/21

Wow win a $25 Coleman gift card at Mamas Money Savers. Also follow Coleman on Twitter @colemancampfire for a chance to win a $25 gift card in their daily Twitter contest.

Here is a chance to win a $25 AmEx gift card from Thrift and Chic Mom. Ends 12/17

Thrifty and Chic Mom is hosting a giveaway for a $50 Safeway gift card. Talk about a way to save money shopping for Christmas dinner.

Here is another giveaway for a $25 AmEx gift card at The Suburban Jungle. ends 12/20

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Giveaways

Win an adorable Yoohoo and a Yoohoo keychain from Out of the Notebook. Don't know what a Yoohoo is? They are the cutest stuffed toy I have seen. They have short legs, long tails and huge eyes. This giveaway ends 12/15.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Giveaways I Found

Who doesn't want a friend that will be with them no matter what. Win Build-A-Bear's Holly and Hal Moose from "Deal"ectible Mommies. Ends 12/12

Need a new All-in-one printer? A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is giving away an Epson Artism 810 All-in-One printer. This giveaway ends 12/17.

Here is a chance to win the cutest Frosty the Snowman I have ever seen. A Happy Hippy Mom is hosting a giveaway for Build-A-Bear's Slumber Time Frosty the perfect bedtime buddy for your little one. Ends 12/15

Watch your favorite movies without pay per view. Win a Roku Digital Video Player featured on A Wrestling Addicted Mommy's holiday gift guide. Ends 12/16

Win some delicious and healthy Cutie California Clementines from Mommy PR. Ends 12/12 with 5 winners

If you missed out on A Wrestling Addicted Mommy's Sticky Words Vinyl lettering giveaway in November, here is another chance. She is having another giveaway for Sticky Words that is ending on 12/30.

Friday, December 4, 2009

This is so Wrong

Here we are in Houston, Texas at 35 degrees and SNOW. I moved here to get away from the snow and dang if it didn't find me. It is pretty coming down but I dread going home.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

We Have Winners

On the 16x20 rolled canvas giveaway there were 30 comments. Comment #29 was chosen by The winning comment is:
Sweet and Simple Savings said...
I would have a print made of our family Christmas picture!

ms allie at gmail dot com

There were 14 comments for the 50 custom Thank You Cards giveaway. Comment #11 was chosen by The winning comment is:
Laura said...
I would use these awesome cards to send thanks to troops overseas!

You both will be receiving you emails soon.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Win with One Little Email

If you like cinnamon rolls warm and gooey right out of the oven then this is the giveaway for you.
1- Full box of Jumbo Low Fat Cinnamon Buns (4)
1- Full box of Our Awesome Jumbo Low Fat Blueberry Vanilla Buns (4)
1- Full box of Holey Donuts! Low Fat Cinnamon Bun Middles (16)
+$150 Holiday spending cash!
Win all of this by sending 1 little email.
The best part is that if you win Mellisa at Getting All My Ducks In A Row will win too. Go over to her blog and see how to enter.

Looky Looky

Be the envy of the neighborhood with this win. Barefoot Mommies is going to be giving away a Springfree Trampoline. Go now to get "10" count them 10 early entries.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

More Giveaways

Win a K'NEX 400 pc tub for that building genuis in your life from A Giveaway Addicted Mommy. Ends 12/11

Need a new digital camera? Win a Samsung ST550/TL225 Touch Screen digital camera at For The Love of 2 Cents. This camera will be given away live on 2009 Hoilday Gift Guide on Random Chaos hosted by on 12/3. You must be present to win.

Flying Giggles and Lollipops is hosting a giveaway for a Holly and Hal Moose and Lil' Robot Hal sponsored by Build-A-Bear.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Giveaways Around the Blogworld

Win your choice of a Mimobot USB at Mom's Focus on Cyber World ends 11/30

Win a Brugo hot beverage mug at Kiddies Corner Deals. Ends 12/5

Here is another chance to win a Brugo hot beverage mug. A Happy Hippy Mom is giving one away. Giveaway ends 12/11

Win a Logtech Pro 9000 Webcam from New York City Single Mom. Ends 12/4

Win a hot new HP TouchSmart 600 computer from Scribbit. Ends 11/28

Here's another chance to win a HP TouchSmart 600 Computer. Jolly Mom has a giveaway for one also. Ends 12-7

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Win 50 Custom Thank You Cards - CLOSED

When was the last time you sent a thank you card? Almost everyone sends them for huge events in our lives: weddings, new baby, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Quinceanera, but what about those other events? Do you send thank you cards for Christmas gifts? My sister does. Have you taken the time to teach your children the simple old fashion gesture of thanking people in writing?
Here is an opportunity to win 50 custom thank you cards with envelopes. to get your tradition of sending thank you cards started.

1) Tell me how you would use your Thank you cards
2) Follow my blog
3) Follow me on Twitter
4) Tweet about this giveaway(can be done daily with a seperate link for each tweet)
5) Post on your blog with a link to the giveaway and UPrinting
6) Follow UPrintingon Twitter.

You email address must be in each comment or the comment will be disqualified.
This giveaway is open to US residents only with free UPS ground shipping within the US.
This giveaway will end on Saturday 11/28 at 11:59PM. The winner will be chosen with and will have until 5:00PM on Monday 11/30 to respond. If there is no responds in the aloted time a new winner will be chosen.

Although I will be receiving a set of 50 Thank You cards with envelopes for hosting this giveaway, it has in no way influenced my opinion.

16 X 20 Canvas Giveaway - CLOSED is offering my readers a chance to win a 16 X 20 rolled canvas print. In an earlier giveaway I received an 18 X 24 print. The quality was outstanding. After sending my photo choice, I was sent a proof to check before the final print was made. The folks I talked to over the phone patiently answered all of my questions.
A Canvas Print your family would be a great Christmas gift for Grandma.

Here is how you can win your print.
You must put your email in each comment or the comment will be disqualified.

1) Tell me what photo gifts you would have made if you win.
2) Post on your blog with a link to the giveaway and
3) Follow me on Twitter
4) Tweet about the giveaway (can be done daily must make a seperate commet for each)
5) Follow my Blog

This giveaway is open to US residents. Free UPS ground shipping in the US.

This giveaway will end on Saturday November 28 at 11:59PM. The winner will be chosen by I will email the winner and they will have until 5:00PM on Monday November 30 to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck everyone

Although I will be receiving my own 16 X 20 Canvas Print for holding this giveaway, it in no way influenced my opinion of

Congratulations Another Winner

There were 43 comments for my Disney Lithogragh giveaway. The winner by is number 7.Here is the winning comment:

haydensmommy05 said...
I voted for Independentmami for the Peoples Choice Award! #2

I sent an email to the winner and she has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Giveaways Ending in December

Check out Wrestling Addicted Mommy's holiday gift guide for several great giveaways. One of which is for a 2 gallon tin of popcorn from The Popcorn Factory.

Another giveaway on Wrestling Addicted Mommy's holiday gift guide is a travel/portable PowerMat that includes the portable mat, Powercube universal receiver with 8 tips, international power supply and a travel case from PowerMat. ends 12/1

Be the envy of the blog world by winning a new HP TouchSmart 600 computer from 5 Minutes for Mom Giveaway ends 12/1

Out of the Notebook is hosting a giveaway for a beautiful Seahorse necklace from Silverlinings Esty Shop. ends 12/30

Monday, November 16, 2009

Look What You Can Win

Jolly Mom is one of the lucky nine bloggers chosen by HP to give away one of their new HP TouchSmart 600 Computer. I have seen pictures of it and it looks awesome. The retail value of this little beauty is $1497. I can't wait for my chance to enter this giveaway that starts Monday 11/23. She is offering us some early entry opportunities so go over and check this out.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Favorites and Wishes

I think this list is really cool and here are my answers.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?

A new crock pot and that all of our soldiers are kept save.

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?

A box of homemade cookies the year I couldn't go home.

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
A quilt

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?

A huge yellow Tonka truck (it's a long story)

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?

everything they see on TV

6. What is your favorite holiday food?

Turkey and stuffing

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?

not sure

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?

White Christmas

9. Favorite holiday song?

Happy Birthday Baby by the Oakridge Boys

10. Favorite holiday pastime?

Turning off all of the lights except on the tree and watching Christmas movies

I found these questions on Mommy 23 Monkeys who got them from Moody Mama Says.
Feel free to join in on this meme if you’d like.
Check out the answers that these 2 ladies put on their blogs and then post yours.

Great Giveaways I Found This Week

Win a Burgo Hot Beverage Drinker at Minnesota Mama's Must Haves. This is a beverage cup that will allow you to drink a hot beverage without waiting for it to cool enough so you won't burn your tongue. Ends 11/16

Win a Nature Valley Granola nut Clusters Gift Pack from the Contest Corner. ends 11/22

Win you very own copy of Night in the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian from Tiars & Tantrums. There will be 5 winners. Ends 11/28

Win a set of 4 e-movie cash certificates valued at $12 each(good for any movie) and a coupon for a box of General Mills cereal from Tamonas Tips. Ends 11/22

Build-A-Bear has given Leslie Loves Veggies readers an opportunity to win their very own "Happy Holiday Frosty The Snowman". The giveaway ends 12/2

Win a Solar Hybrid Flashlight at Helping Mommys Win. Ends 11/20

Another one from Helping Mommys Win. Win a shirt of your choice from Teewit. 2 Winners ends 11/20

Start a new Christmas tradition with Elfing Around and Mama Snow. Win an elf who will visit during every Christmas season then return to the North Pole on Chiristmas Eve with Santa.
Giveaway ends 11/30.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Get a Free Child Safe Kit

Over 800,000 children are reported missing each year, that's over 2,000 children a day. Request your free Child Safe Kit and store your child's most important information in one safe place.
Go to Child Safe Kit sponsored by Globe Life and Accident Insurance to get a kit to put information about your child in one place so if necessary you can provide accurate information if they would get lost or disappear. The kit has a place for a current picture with a line to put the age of your child and the date the picture was taken. Other pages have places to put a physical description of your child with any identifying features such as glasses, a scar or birthmark. There is also a place to put fingerprints of your child. The kit provides the ink and instructions how to get a good set of fingerprints.

Here are some Child Safe Tips that are on the site.
1. Approach the subject of safety in a non-threatening way, so that your child is not fearful of dangerous people or situations, but cautious and aware.
2. Open communication is the key. Encourage your child to trust their intuition and to be able to tell you when something is wrong.
3. Make sure your child knows his or her full name, address and phone number, and where you work or can be contacted. Teach them how to dial 911, make collect calls and how to use a pay phone operator.
4. Inform your child of the rules pertaining to strangers. Let your child know that adults do not ask children for help nor can they threaten them. They should never approach an unknown car or go anywhere with an adult they do not know.
5. Never label clothing, backpacks or personal items with your child’s name. A stranger can use this information.
6. Put a system in place on what to do if you and your child are separated in a public place.
7. Know where your child is at all times and remember to update your child’s records every 6-12 months.

Get the kit and talk to your children. None of us want them to become a statistic.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vote for Independentmami

I am asking all of my followers to please go to Mom Dot and vote for Independent Mami for the peoples choice award in the Bloggers and Tiaras pagent. Here is the link. Thanks for your help.

Veteran's Day

To some people Veteran's Day is another paid holiday. To some it is just another day in the month. To me it is a day to thank all of the men and women in our lives who served in the armed forces for putting their life in danger for me. I'm sure each of us have in our family or know someone who served. I personally have my dad, 3 uncles, 1 brother, 3 nephews. and 1 second cousin that have or are currently serving in various branches of the service. I am very proud of each of them. I pray for them all everyday to be protected.
When ever I see a person in a military uniform, I make sure I thank them. They are doing what I can't and I am grateful everyday that there are those brave men and women who choose to put their life in harm's way to protect our way of life.
So today and everyday thank that veteran in your life, because if they had not done what they did we may not be living the life we have become accustom to.


Magic Your Way and Litho Giveaway - CLOSED

What child (that includes you)hasn't wished they could go to Disney World and meet Micky Mouse in person? I did get to go and had the time of my life. It has been about 8 years ago but there are still things that stand out. At Epcot they have a test track that is one of the longest and fastest rides in Disney history. You ride over bumpy terrain, around hairpin turns and on a track with 50 degree banked curves that you are traveling at 60MPH around.

In the Animal Kingdom is the stately Tree of Life, that is a 14 story masterpeice sculpted with the images of 325 animals.

In the Magic Kingdom is Cinderella's Castle. You can have lunch in the castle and even spend the night. What little girl hasn't dreamed of living as a princess in a castle?

Disney World has so many rides for all ages. My favorite is the Rock n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith. You are invited to a backstage party across town. You strap yourself in to your car and zip through Tinseltown going from 0-60 with the force of a supersonic F-14. You travel through high speed loops and turns synchronized to a specially recorded Aerosmith soundtrack. This is one of the fastest and best roller coasters I have ever been on.

Disney World has a discount promotion going on now that will make a trip to the Magic Kingdom much more affordable.

Travel to Disney World from November 1-December 24 or January 3-March 27 and get free nights at your Disney Resort. Stay at a Disney Value Resort for 5 nights and get 2 nights for free and 2 days of tickets for free. Stay at a Disney Moderate Resort or Disney Deluxe Resort for 4 nights and get 3 nights free and 3 days of tickets for free.

The Disney Magic Your Way package includes:
1)Accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort
2)Disney World Tickets
3)Free Disney's Magical Express transfers (to and from the Orlando International Airport)
4)Free Disney's Magical Express baggage handling (Disney will pick up your luggage from Baggage Claim and deliver it to your room about 2-3 hours after you check in)
5)Free $15 voucher for food and non-alcoholic beverages at Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney
6)Free souvenir from Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney
7)Free voucher for a round of miniature golf at a Disney Miniature Golf Course
8)Free "I'm going to Disney World" pack with vacation planning information, Must See Must Do Guide, and Disney themed luggage tags
9)Free voucher for 30 minutes of Sea Raycer boat time when you rent 60 minutes. Offer is valid up to 5 people at Disney marinas
10)Free $10 Disney Game Card to use on arcade games at your Disney Resort
11)Free Extra Magic Hours at the Disney Theme Parks
12)Free transportation around the Walt Disney World Resort� to the Disney Theme Parks, Water Parks, Downtown Disney, and other Disney Resorts

Maybe this should be the year you take that magical journey to Disney World.

Destinations in Florida Travel has offered a giveaway to my readers. One lucky person will win a set of 4 Disney Parks Lithographs featuring Tinker Bell and Mickey Mouse.(valued at over $75) A little mouse wispered in my ear that if the winner would like to have one of their lithographs autographed by a certain famous mouse it could happen.

Now how do you win these Lithographs:

1) Go to Destinations in Florida Travel and tell me the first thing you would want to see when you go to Disney World
2) Follow Disney World on Twitter
3) Follow my Blog
4) Post on your blog with a link to me and Destinations in Florida Travel
5) Follow me on Twitter
6) Tweet about the giveaway (can be done daily but must have a seperate commet for each)
7) Go to Mom Blogs at Mom Dot and vote for Independentmami for the Peoples Choice Award (5 entries)(each entry must be in a seperate comment.)
You email must be in each comment so I have a way to contact you when you win.

This giveaway starts on Wednesday 11/11 at 12:00AM and ends on Friday 11/20 at 11:59PM at which time a winner will be chosen by The winner will be notifyed by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If no response in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

I would like to thank Allison and Destinations in Florida Travel for offering this great giveaway to my readers.

DISCLOSURE: I received nothing to post about this great vacation offer. Everything is my own opinion or experience.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Giveaways I Want to Win

1) Win a $25 electronic gift certificate to Natural Bath & Body from It's My Life.

2) Win a beautiful vinyl wall quote by Sticky Words Vinyl Lettering from A Wrestling Addicted Mommy. Ends 11/29

Sunday, November 1, 2009


The winner of the Harry Connick Jr Your Songs giveaway was chosen by The winner is #16 who wrote
haydensmommy05 said...
I follow on twitter!!
I have sent you an email and you have 48 hours to respond. Congratulations.

Great Giveaways for November

1) Pamper youself with a $40 gift cretificate to The Homestead Co. Find the giveaway at Kiddies Corner Deals. Ends 11/15

2) Win a Charm Factory bracelet and 8 charms at Review and Testing Corner ends 11/15.

3) Win a Carson Opitcal zOrb Digital Microcope at As They Grow Up. Great gift for that budding scientist in you family. Ends 11/25

4) Win a Logitec Pro 9000 web cam at Medicated Mama. A fantastic gift for anyone. Ends 11/6 so hurry.

5) Win a Philips Docking Entertainment System from Bargain Briana. Giveaway ends 11/11

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Blog or Treat

I was one of the lucky ones who got to participate in Halloween Blog or Treat put on by Shannon at The Mommy Files. We were paired up with a fellow blogger and exchanged Halloween goodies. My buddy was Lauri from Gracious Rain. Lauri the goodies you sent were spectacular. The skeleton candles are so neat. I don't think I have seen them before. I got a cute little witch's hat luminary. Some little painted pails and 3 cookies cutters -a ghost, a bat and a cat. And CANDY. I will make sure I take the candy to work or it will disapear

Thank you Shannon for having this great exchange. It was so much fun. I can't wait for the Santa Swap that is next.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Black Friday

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is the official start of the Christmas shopping frenzy. Shoppers line up hours before stores open prepared to do battle for that "huge" bargain or that "must" have gift. Every year I ask myself why???? You see news reports of women fighting over a doll. Of a store clerk killed in a stampede of people rushing thru doors that were just opened. Again WHY? Margaret over at Pickles & Lollipops is offering a solution to this craziness. She is going to host a Black Friday hourly giveaway day. So instead of getting up at 2:00AM to go stand in front of a store, get up at 5:45AM and fire up your computer. You don't even have to get dressed.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Product Testers Needed

Eco Smart a company the produces organic insecticides is looking for 1000 product testers. I just signed up for the program and there was only 24 other participants so there is lots of room left. Go over to Eco Smart and go to the bottom of the page to sign up by leaving a comment.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harry Connick Jr "Your Songs" Review and Giveaway--CLOSED

When the One2One Network asked me if I wanted to review the new Harry Connick Jr CD, I said oh yes.
Harry Connick Jr award winning singer, composer, musician, actor, and most of all not too hard on the eyes has released a new CD called Your Songs. He has taked signature songs by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and Nat King Cole to name a few and made them his own. Even though you know who originally sang the songs, Harry adds his own style. This is one of those CD's that you pop in after a really hard day, pour that glass of wine, go out on the deck in the lounger and it takes you away. It is so soothing that by the time it is done you are a puddle of calm.

Check out the track list (Originally performed by):

All The Way (Frank Sinatra)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (The Carpenters)
Besame Mucho
The Way You Look Tonight
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Your Song (Elton John)
Some Enchanted Evening
And I Love You So (Don McLean)
Who Can I Turn To? (Tony Bennett)
Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)

As a New Orleans native, Harry Connick, Jr. is deeply attuned to the devastation caused by Katrina along the Gulf Coast. Harry Connick Jr teamed up with Branford Marsalis and the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to create Musicians’ Village, a community in the Upper Ninth Ward.

One2One Network is giving one of my readers The Harry Connick Jr Your Songs CD of their own. Here is how you can win it.

1) Follow my blog
2) Follow me on Twitter
3) Post this on your blog with a link to your post(5 entries)
4) Tweet about this giveaway (can be done daily just put a comment for each tweet)
5) Go toMom Blogs At MomDot and vote for Independentmami for the John Lennon Award. (10 entries)(must put a comment for each entry. If you put this in one comment it will only count as 1 not 10)
You must include your email address in each comment so I will be able to contact you if you are my winner. If your email address is not included in your comment, it will be disqualified.
This giveaway starts on Tuesday 10/20 and ends on Friday 10/30 at 11:59PM at which time the winner will be drawn using The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If there is no response in the 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

I received no compensation for this review other than the product to be reviewed. This is strictly my opinion.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Win a bottle of Anti Monkey Butt powder for that biker in your life at BabasFarmLife ends 10/30

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Dottie Awards

Over at Mom Blogs at MomDot nominations for the Dotty Awards opened on Thursday 10/8 and will close on Friday 10/16. I have nominated Alba at for The John Lennon Award which is for the nicest blogger. She needs at least 3 nominations to be considered, so please go to Mom Blogs at MomDot and nominate her. You know she should win hands down.
Here are the rules for nominations:
Nominations will run from Thursday October 8th till Friday October 16th.
No nominations via email or twitter will be accepted.
Make sure you add the BLOG URL of the person you are nominating and what category you are nominating them for.

Voting for the awards will start on Monday 10/19 and end on Saturday 10/24.
So after you nominate Alba make sure you go back and vote for her to WIN.

Remember Hula Hoops?

Want a new way to exercise without needing alot of equipment? Win a travel hoop by Hoopnotica from A Giveaway Addicted Mommy

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Laptops for Flat Tops

“After three successful contests this year, online retailer is launching their fourth and final ‘Laptops for Flat Tops’ contest this week. Military families can once again enter for a chance to win two laptops with embedded webcams to help improve communication with their loved ones serving overseas! is excited to provide two more families with a chance to see and hear loved ones who have been deployed, and most importantly, allow soldiers to connect with their families back home. Susan Smith, a winner from September’s contest said, “We can’t even begin to describe how excited we are to see his face as it’s been over a year since we last saw him. This is a wonderful thing to do for the men and women fighting for our country.” This final contest went live on Monday, October 5th.”
I found this giveaway on The Army Wife. Although I can't enter the givaway, I wanted to pass the information along so you can pass it on any military family that you may know. A win in this giveaway would give a family a chance to see a loved one who is far away and fighting for our freedom. Please pass this on to everyone you know.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Win a Mystic Wonders Complete Laundry System at Helping Mommy's Win

Win the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition DVD from STL Mommy. Giveaway ends 10/12

Summer Cool Down Gift Bag Winner

And we have a winner:
Jaime said...
2 blogged about giveaway
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Congratulations Jaime you are my winner.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Nature Valley Granola Nut Cluster Giveaway

Have you ever tried Nature Valley's Granola Nut Clusters? I bought a package of the Nut Lovers last weekend. They are so good. Just the right crunch. Want a chance to win all 4 varieties, a sling backpack, a SS water bottle, a flashlight and a pair of binocluars? Go over to A Happy Hippy Mom and enter her giveaway. It ends 10/19

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just Because

I just got a call from the front desk about a special delivery and could I come and get it. As I went up to the front, I was trying to figure out what she was talking about. I didn't have anything on order.
When I got there, on our receptionist's desk was a huge Edible Arrangement. She asked if it was my birthday and I told her no. When I looked at the card, it was from a good friend and his family, just because. It is so nice to get something just because.
Today started out really crappy and now my day has been totally changed because someone was thinking about me. Now I feel like I can take on the whole world.
Thank you Roger and Joanee you guys made my day.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Winner of the 18X24 Rolled Poster Print

Congratulations Donna you are my winner of the 18 X 24 Rolled Poster Print givewaway.
Donna's comment:
Donna said...
I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)
was the winning comment. Donna I have sent you an email now you have 48 hours to respond.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Safety Around Dogs Video

Contact your childrens schools and day cares about this video that is available from The American Kennel Club to teach your childern how to be safe around dogs.

Safety Around Dogs Video
AKC Offers Program for Children's Safety Around Dogs

Children and dogs go together like peanut butter and jelly. A child's first best friend is often the family pet. Yet too frequently our nation's children are not taught how to be safe around dogs.

We teach children to look both ways before crossing the street and to never accept rides or candy from strangers, and we must also teach them how to be safe around dogs.

With this in the mind, the American Kennel Club created Safety Around Dogs, Your Safety Begins with You! This program contains a 14-minute video and an activity copymaster booklet. The video and booklet teach children how to properly greet a dog, what to do when they see a loose dog and how to understand a dog's body language, among other topics.

The AKC designed Safety Around Dogs, Your Safety Begins with You! for children in grades K-6. The kit is offered to teachers, librarians, youth group leaders, animal control officers, animal shelters, veterinarians and community and civic leaders.

The American Kennel Club also offers a list of AKC-affiliated club volunteers who are available to make presentations about canine safety, and other dog-related topics, to groups of children. These volunteers, called Canine Ambassadors, usually make presentations with their dogs.

For more information about the AKC's safety program or to obtain a list of Canine Ambassadors in your state, please contact the Public Education department at

If you would like to order your school or youth group a copy of Safety Around Dogs, Your Safety Begins with You!, please e-mail Remember to include your name, school or affiliation (for example, the Boys and Girls Club), mailing address and daytime phone.

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National Public Lands Day

Saturday September 26 is National Public Lands Day and entrance to all 391 national parks is free!
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2008, 120,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, and planted over 1.6 million trees. Join us for the 16th annual National Public Lands Day.
See what's going on in your neck of the woods here.

Join the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation for a day of service, celebration, and a sneak peek of the Ken Burns film, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea premiering the next night on PBS.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ford Taurus Game Day House Party

I just got picked to host a Ford Taurus Game Day Party with House Party. If I am one of the first 1000 to set up my party I will be in the running to win a new Ford Taurus and a trip to the set of the Ford Drive One Fox NFL Sunday pre game show. How cool is that.

New Frozen Treat Review and Giveaway - CLOSED

Dancing with the Stars is over. Hubby is snoring in his recliner. The kiddos are finally asleep. You are half asleep waiting for the local news. Ah peace and quiet. Suddenly you hear this tiny voice "Hey Momma I here waiting for you." You start up looking right and left. You could have sworn the kids were asleep, but then they wouldn't call you like that. There it is again. "Hey Momma I'm here in the freezer. You know you want me" Oh no it's that darn gallon of chocolate ice cream you bought for the "kids". It's been calling you all night and so far with the kids and DH awake you have been able to resist. But now it's just you and him.
Suddenly you find yourself moving to the kitchen. You don't even remember getting out of the chair. No matter how hard you try to turn away the force is too great. You can still hear the voice soft and low calling to you. On it's own your hand reaches for the freeze door and pulls it open. There in all of it's glory is that gallon bucket of that darn chocolate ice cream. You know if you take it out you will be lost and that little black dress that you are going to wear to your class reunion will not fit but the sirens call is too strong. Just as you reach for the bucket out jumps your hero in it's little white carton and pink lid. That carton of Yoplait Whips that you had bought along with the ice cream to eat while the kids were having theirs. In the rush to get the groceries put away and get dinner started you must have put it in the freezer by mistake. Now here it is blocking your hand from the ice cream. Good little Yoplait Whips. You grab it and slam the freeze door shut before the ice cream can grab you. Your not sure how it will taste but you know that it will so much better for you than the ice cream. You get a spoon and go back into watch the news. The lids comes off and you go for the first spoonful. Not rock hard but still frozen. You taste and WOW this is sooo good. Who would have guessed that you could have a frozen treat that tastes good and is really good for you.
When I was offered this review and giveaway by My Blog Spark and Yoplait, I though what an interesting idea. Put your Yoplait Whips in the freeze and then you have a frozen treat that you won't feel guilty if you eat the whole thing. I tried it with Yoplait's Raspberry Mousse.
Have you ever had Sorbet? Well the raspberry mousse was smooth and cold and better than any sorbet that I have ever had. I will with out a doubt keep Yoplait Whips in the freezer. Because everyone in the house loves them even DH who professes to hate yogurt.

Here is your chance to try it and win a "Summer Cool Down" gift bag that includes 2 free coupons for Yoplait Whips, a great cooler tote, some Popsicle molds and a set of 12 color-changing spoons.

How do you enjoy your Yoplait Whips, ice-cold or softly chilled and what is your favorite flavor?
Answer this question for your first comment.


1) Follow my blog 1 entry
2) Follow me on Twitter 1 entry
3) Blog about this giveaway and leave link in comment 5 entries
4) Tweet daily with a link in the comment for extra entries
5) Entry my other giveaway 18" X 24" Rolled Poster Print 1 entry.

This giveaway will start on Wednesday 9/23/09 and end at 11:59PM on Friday 10/2/09
Please make sure you put your email address with each comment. I will not search for a contact email if it is not there. The winner will be chosen by and they will have 48 hours to contact me. If after 48 hours there is no contact, I will choose a new winner.

I received no compensation for this review other than the product to be reviewed. This is strictly my opinion.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Help a Fellow Blogger

Want to help a fellow blogger and win something for yourself? Go over to Babes and Kids Review and comment on her The Heart of The Home Post. She can win a desperately needed washer and dryer with your help. You can win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Giveaways

Win a SnorgTees Tee shirt of your choice at Helping Mommies Win ends 10/1

How would you like save money on soda? Make your own with the Fountain Jet Starter Kit that is being given away at I Like It Frantic ends 10/6

That blank wall just staring at you? Go to The Suburban Jungle for a chance to win $50 giveaway from Quote The Walls ends 10/2

SWAG ALERT at Bellaziza's Favorites. Win a Maxtrix student desk, chair and Maxpack valued at $1000. This is a biggie.

18" X 24" Rolled Poster Print Giveaway- CLOSED a division of UPrinting has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway here at The Loca Loba. They are offering me and one of my readers an 18"X24" Rolled Poster Print. We can create own own photo enlargement or custom poster.
I have a family picture that was taken the Christmas before my dad passed away that I would like to made into a larger print that I can frame. Because I am a first time user I am so glad that Poster Printing a division of UPrinting has a pre press team that will help me avoid making file setup errors which are the #1 cause of bad prints.

Now for the giveaway:

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will be shipped free UPS ground
MANDATORY COMMENT: 1) Tell me how you will use your poster print if you win.
If the mandatory comment is not your first comment then all of the rest will be disqualified.
2) follow my blog 1 entry
3) follow me on Twitter 1 entry
4) Blog about this giveaway with a link to me and the sponsor 5 entries
5) tweet daily 1 entry each
6) email 3 friends and cc me @ 3 entries
Please make sure you put your email address in your comments so I can contact you when you win. This giveaway will start Sunday 9/20 and end at 11:59PM on Sunday 9/27. The winner will be chosen randomly and will have 48 hours to respond to my notification email. If the winner does not respond in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.
The winner will be awarded a coupon code in an email by Oct. 1, 2009, so they can go to the site to choose their print.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Turn Sandwich Making into Fun

Turn your ketchup and mustard bottles into fun characters with Charlie Ketchup and Marvin Mustard lids. They replace the lid that comes on the bottle with what some may consider "gross" fun. Charlie dispenses ketchup through his nose and Marvin dispenses mustard from his mouth. Win a set at Annie's Home. Your kids small and large will love them. Giveaway ends 10/7.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Christmas is Coming

Win a Nerf Dart Tag Capture the Flag Set from Coffee With The Mrs. This is a gift that the older kids will love. ends 9/28

Win a Jazwares "Hersey's" 2GB USB flash drive fromCoffee With The Mrs ends 9/30. A great gift for that hard to please tween in your live.

Win a Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, 2 boxes of K-Cups(your choice), and some goodies from on Coffee With The Mrs ends 10/4

Win a Cascio EXILIM EX-S12 Digital Camera from Coffee With The Mrs ends 10/8

A Beams Interactive Music System would be a great family gift. Not only can a small child make music with it but that picky teen would have a great time with it also. Win one from Hip Mama's Place ends 9/27

Win a Step2 LifeSyle New Traditions Kitchen at Coffee With The Mrs. A great gift for all of the little budding chefs in your life. Ends 10/12

Win your choice of FOUR ITEMS - therapy items, foot essentials, body scrubs or something from the Sesame Street line for the kiddos from the The Village Companys web site on Coffee With The Mrs ends 10/9

Win your own custom Charm Factory charm bracelet at Kiddies Corner Deals ends 9/30

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How to Nag Your Kids Using Technology

Join in Wednesday night 9/16 to a Twitter chat hosted by Monica Vila from TheOnlineMom to learn how to use technology to connect with your kids. The chat will be between 9:00PM and 10:00PM EST. Use hashtag #TheOnlineMom to participate. There will be a giveaway with this chat. Some lucky tweeter who tweets about this chat between midnight Tuesday 9/15 and 9:55PM EST Wednesday 9/16 and uses the hastag #TheOnlineMom will win an Xbox 360. The winner will be drawn by randomly from all of the qualifying tweets. See you there.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Great Giveaways in Blogworld

Kiddies Corner Deals is hosting a giveaway for a Sentimental Silver Personalized Tiny Tag ends 9/25

Win an Aurora YooHoo and Friends plush toy from A Hippy Happy Mom ends 9/18

Win 2 tickets to the 70th Anniversary showing of The Wizard of OZ in Hi-Def from Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls. ends 9/16

Friday, September 11, 2009


I can remember when I was a kid my great grandma would come over to our house and was our best playmate. She was always willing to come out side with us no matter how many mosquitos there were. She would be in the house talking and we would stand at the back door yelling for her to come on. She told us she would be out in 2 wiggles of a bunny's tail. We had rabbits at the time so we went out to the cage and watched those rabbits. As soon as one of them wiggled it's tail twice we were on our way back to the door to tell her. She would come out and we would make sand pies in the sand box.
My parents would take us over to her house to stay overnight sometimes. She had a built in cabinet with books and games that we allowed to play with after supper. She had an old platform rocker that she would sit in with us kids on the floor around her feet. She would read stories like Black Beauty to us. Everyday I thank God for Grandparents, because who is going to teach the up and coming generations how to survive in this world.


Eight years ago the United States was attacked on this day. Thousands of innocent people where injured and killed. Lives were changed forever. We must never forget and let our guard down again. We were attacked several times before the Twin Towers in New York but we chose to ignore these attacks. All that did was make our attacker braver.
Please keep the United States in your prayers today and everyday. Pray for the lives lost. Pray for our young soldiers who give their lives everyday to protect us.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

National Child Passenger Safety Week

September 12-18 is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Saturday September 12 is "Seat Check Saturday". The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking all parents who are using a child safety seat to have the installation checked at one of the centers available nationwide. To find a center near you click on this link This link also shows centers that can help Spanish speaking parents.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children 2 to 14. This is because car seats and seat belts are misused or not used at all. The really scary part is that 3 out of 4 car seats are not installed correctly, so even if they are used there is a real chance they won't protect your child. This is why Momfluence and I urge all of you parents to go on Saturday to get your car seat installation checked. The 15 or 20 munites that it will take could save that precious cargo you are carring in your car in case of an accident.

Disclosure for my post: Amy Lupold Blair, founder of Momfluence, is acting on behalf of NHTSA's child passenger safety efforts.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Giveaways I Entered Win a beautiful Sterling Silver bracelet and 8 charms of your choice. ends 9/18
Never forget your password again with the Internet Password Organizer ends 9/19

win a $500 Walmart Gift Card ends 9/9

Win a charm bracelet from Helping Mommys Win
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10 Big Winners Kim & Scott's Pretzels 5 coupons for a free box and 5 coupons for $1.00 off ends 9/17

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Teach Youself To Draw Animals

Are you a budding artist? Would you like to be able to draw animals but just can't seem to get them to look right? Fave Crafts is having a giveaway for The Art of Drawing Animals book by Walter Foster. http://http// is the link to enter. The giveaway ends on September 15 and you can enter daily. You can get extra entries by Tweeting and by blogging.

Grandparents Day September 13

Giveaways 9/1-9/11

Mystic Wonders Laundry System at ends 9/3/09

Water Pik Eco-Flow Shower head giveaway at 5 winners ends 9/8/09

Win a Bubble Planner at
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Win a Barn Dandy vintage lunchbox set, notebook set and backpack at ending date is undetermined.

Win a Hydro-Go Pet Canteen at ends 9/10

Win a Fisher-Price Trio Building Set at ends 9/10

The Mosquitos Have Returned

I don't know where those little devils have been but they have returned and they must be starving. All summer there have been no mosquitos at my house. Last night when I got home and was walking up to the door I was attacked. Mosquitos everywhere. They really must like me becasue I as soon as I swatted one there was 6 to take it's place. Well maybe not 6 but it sure seemed like it. Hopefully they will leave soom and go back to where ever them were.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ultimate No Hassle Pets - CLOSED

The kids have been asking and asking for a hamster but you keep saying no because you don't want one more thing to feed and cleanup after. Here is the solution a Zhu Zhu Pets hamster. These little critters are as much fun as the live ones but not near the care. No cage to clean. No feeding time to remember.
MomSelect and Zhu Zhu Pets gave me the opptunity to see first hand how cute these hamsters really are. I received 2 battery operated hamsters, an exercise wheel with tunnels, a skateboard, an adventure wheel, a spiral slide, a car with garage, a surfboard with a sleep dome and a funhouse.

They are so cute running around their habitat and yes they can really drive their little car. There are nine different hamsters to choose from. You can even get outfits for them to wear.
The whole hamster world by Zhu Zhu Pets will be available soon at Walmart, ToysRUs and on Amazon.
MomSelect and Zhu Zhu Pets gave me a hamster and a slide with ramp to giveaway to one of my readers.
The first mandatory entry is go to Zhu Zhu Pets and let me know which habitat set you like best.
After doing the mandatory enter you can get more entries by:

1) Follow my Blog 1 entry
2) Follow me on Twitter 1 entry
3) Blog about this giveaway with a link to Zhu Zhu Pets and me 3 entries
4) Email 3 friends about this giveaway and cc me @ 3 entries
5) Tweet about this giveaway 1 entry ( retweet daily for an extra entry)

Make sure you leave your Email address with each comment so I can contact you when you win. This giveaway will start on Monday 8/31/09 and end on Monday 9/7/09 at midnight. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Birthday Bash at Tales From a Shopaholic Mommy

In honor of her daughter's second birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY) Sandy at Shopaholic Mommy is throwing a Birthday Bash. There will be lots of giveaways including shoes, clothes, watches and an Amazon gift card. Grab her button and let her know you have it for 5 extra entries in all of the giveaways.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cleaning up

When I bought my house there was a huge aboveground pool in the backyard. It was nice but with my hours it was hard to find time to use it. I found out that a pool is a rather expensive toy to have what with all of the chemicals you have to use in it and the electricty the pump takes when you are cleaning it. After the first year I decided to not use it and let the water go down. Well I should have paid more attention to the water level because last year when Hurricane Ike blew through he did a number on my pool. There was no water in it at the time and when Ike was finished half of the wall of the pool was on the ground and the liner was gone. I just let it go and when I finally decided it needed to be fixed or removed the cost of fixing was much greater than the cost of removal. I called 1-800-Got Junk and had them come out. It took them 3 days to get the mess cleaned up but they did a fantastic job. I felt so sorry for those poor guys because there is very little shade where they were working and it was at least 100 everyday. I had bottles of water in the fridge that I took out to them but still is was so nasty HOT. They are a nationwide company. They charge by the truckload and have a range of prices depending on how full the truck is. I would definitely recommed the Houston branch if you have anything that you need removed and you don't have the time or the means to do it yourself.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thumbs up Johnnie Book Giveaway

Clipper Girls Saving Spot is having a givaway with 3 winners. She is giving away 3 of the Thumbs Up Johnnie 5 book box sets and a Thumbs Up Johnnie Reading Cuddle Buddy. The giveaway ends on Friday August 21 so hurry over for your chance.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Win a Blog Makeover

Tired of that old look? New to the blogging world and want to have a blog that will get noticed? Eighty MPH Mom is hosting a giveaway for a blog makeover by Sara Bonds of Subjective Beauty. Hurry over for your chance to win. The giveaway ends August 30th.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Product Review Place

Just getting started in the blogger world? Not sure how to get companies to let you review their products? There is a place that you can go for help The Product Review Place. This is a place for consumers to find product reviews. This is a place for bloggers to learn about reviews, find pitches from companies that need reviewers and get added exposure for their own reviews. This is also a place for companies and PR people to find reviewers. There are over 300 companies, PR people, Bloggers and consumers who belong. To celebrate the launch of this great site they are having a Twitter party tonight starting at 9:00PM EST. You can now follow them on Twitter: @ThePRPlace.
Their hashtag for twitter: #ThePRPlace. See you there.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ultimate back-to-school Twitter Party

Does the thought of back-to-school shopping make you want to hide in the closet? Well don't worry Lands' End is coming to your rescue.On Thursday August 20th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM CST Lands' End is having a Ultimate Back-to-School Twitter Party! The location is #landsend. Lands' End will have hosts available to answer your back-to-school shopping questions. The party will also feature over 20 product giveaways from co hosts Go right now and mark your calender so you don't forget to log-on to Twitter for a great evening of shopping tips, giveaways and just some good old fashion socializing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The more I learn about Blogging the more I want to learn. I have been reading all of the blogs about BlogHer2009 and I have decided that I want to go to BlogHer2010. If I can get sponsorship that will be great but I am determined to go either way. I want to meet some of the people that I have started to share their lives with. I want to pick their brains to become a better blogger. So BIG APPLE here I come.

Walgreens $5 off a $25 Purchase Coupon

Walgreens is having their $5 off a $25 purchase coupon deal again. The coupon is only good on Wednesday 8/5/09 and Thursday 8/6/09. This coupon is good either in your favorite Walgreen or on the Walgreen web site. Remember to apply you have to have a total purchase of $25 after all coupons are deducted.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Here are the winners of my Suave giveaway. furygirl3132 with her post "I love Lavender Vanilla so anytime I can shower with that fragrance is an indulgence. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!" and margeewestom with her post "I emailed 5 friens and copied you." Congratulations ladies. You now have 48 hours to respond to my email.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fast Food....Right

Last night I left work late and was starving. I stopped at a "fast food joint" to get something to eat. I went through the drive through. I decided that the Hearty Breakfast Bowl sounded good so when I got to the speaker that is what I ordered. I also ordered a Tropical Smoothie. The girl taking the orders said what? After I repeated my order 4 times and she still couldn't get it straight, I said just never mind and left.
Now lets go back just a little, I forgot to say the when I arrived at this establishment the only other customer was the car in front of me. So her being overly busy was not the reason she couldn't figure out what I was ordering. I have worked in a fast food restaurant and I KNOW it isn't that hard even if you are busy. It DOES NOT TAKE A DEGREE FROM YALE to do this job.
I really don't know why I go back to this place because they have the worst service and never get your order right. Maybe just maybe this time I have learned my lesson and will find another place.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Yes it's that time of year again...

No it's not Christmas yet. It's time to start getting the kiddos ready for - yes I'm going to say it - SCHOOL. Sorry kids but it is that time. kiddiescornerdeals has a back to school bash that starts on Saturday August 1 and boy are the some great sponsors. Hurry on over and grab the Back to School Bash button for addition "free" entries. Hurry!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Suave Body Wash Review and Giveaway

Suave body wash and shampoos have been part of my life for a long time. So when Mom Select and Suave offered me a chance to try some of the new body washes, I jumped at the chance. The new body wash is called Suave Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom Indulgent Body Wash. It has been infused with cherry blossom extracts and Vitamin E which leaves your skin feeling pampered and moisturized with a soft lingering scent of cherry blossoms. Sometimes a mom just has to lock the bathroom door and instead of a quick shower take a long leisurly bath to forget her troubles even if it's only temporary. Let dad watch the kids and just light a few candles, play some soft music, grab that new book you wanted to read, get in that tub, don't forget the Suave Naturals Lavender Vanilla Calming Body wash to calm your senses and relax.
Check out this Sweepstakes that Suave is having. You create your personal Gift Registry
Come back each day to create a different gift registry for yourself for a chance to instantly win your chosen Registry items. The theme of Registry items changes each week. The contest ends on July 27th so don't forget to enter everyday, there is still time to be a winner.
Suave gave me some body wash and body lotion to give away so I am going to have 2 giveaways. Each one will be for 1 body wash and 1 body lotion and 1 added suprise.
1)To enter leave a comment on how you shower yourself with small indulgences. This must be done first.
2) Follow me
3) Post on your blog with a link back here.
4) email to 5 friends
The giveaway will end on July 31 at midnight and the winners will have 48 hours after being notified to contact me. If a winner does not respond in the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen based on their comment about how you shower yourself.
Make sure you put your email with every comment so I have a way to contact you. Good Luck everyone.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Fun

This is a photo of Angie with her Granny at the St Louis Petting Zoo. You can almost hear the little goat saying " Ok Jake you keep them busy and I'll check out the purse". Angie had so much fun we had a really hard time getting her to leave.
This is a photo that I have entered into a competition that UPrinting is sponsoring to find the best summertime photo.
UPrinting offers many great solutions for photo enlargements, digital posters, canvas prints, wall graphics and vinyl photo banners. is a leading online provider of business cards, color brochures and mailing postcards.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Starving Dog

Last night I stopped at Walmart on my way home from work to pick up some food for Amos, who is by the way my Golden Retriever. They have the best price on Purina One and I had a $3.00 off coupon. I got the food and then wandered over to the freeze section to find some Hot Pocket Pannias. After I picked up a couple of them, I kept going down the aisle and I found some individual desserts by Great Values which is Walmarts private brand. Well I got one of them to try. I brought it to work and midafternoon put it in the microwave. I got the Cinnamon Cream Cheese. OMG it was soooooooo good. The cinnamon was not overpowering and the cake was really moist which lots of times is not the case with microwaved cake. I will most definitely be adding this tastey little number to my shopping list.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The time has come

The time has come for me to stop messing around and get on the wagon. I have been overweight for most of my life. I can still remember my mom telling me that when her mom first saw me she said "what a moose". Well the moose has decided that it is time to become a small moose instead of the huge one it is now.I did lose about 75 pounds many years ago by going to weight watchers, so I know I can do. I just have to make up my mind that now is the time. My knee has been hurting really bad the last month and I am very sure that my weight is not helping the stiuation. So here goes.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Win $500 and Spring into Summer!

Summer is fast approaching and is here to make sure you're ready. One lucky winner will receive a $500 American Express Gift Card and a bundle of Four Dummies books to help get your summer started right.

Don't delay — enter once each day through June 30, 2009 for your chance to win!
go to to enter.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

HP MediaSmart Server

Ever waited for what seems like an eternity for your computer to either boot up or find a file you need? We all know that we should back up everything we save on our computers but how many of us do? Follow this link for an opportunity to win a HP MediaSmart Server LX195. It has 1 GB of system memory, a 640GB hard drive and 4 USB 2.0 ports just to mention a few of it features. Good luck

Win a refrigerator with a donation

Please follow this link to visit my virtual lemonade stand. When you get there, if you buy a virtual glass of lemonade you will be donating to the Ovarain Cancer Research Fund and helping to save someone's mommy's life.
Also with your donation you will be entered into the Donate to a Stand Sweepstakes for a chance to win a French Door Refrigerator by Electrolux.
It is a win win deal for everyone.
Go to electroluxappliances to built your own stand and send it to your friends to help raise money for research to find a cure for a deadly cancer.

Monday, June 8, 2009

$100 Home Depot Gift Card

Want some help with your DIY garden and landscaping projects? Join the Home Depot garden club for helpful hints and exclusive savings. Follow this link for a chance to win a $100 Home Depot gift card to help get you started on your project.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hoover Platinum Giveaway.

This new Hoover looks like it would be so nice to own. It even has a light that switches from red to green to let you know when an area you vacuumed is clean. Follow this link for a chance to win one.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Maybelline Pulsating Mascara Review and Giveaway

Maybelline has come up with a new pulsating mascara. It is called Maybelline Pulse Perfection. I was lucky enough to be chosen to review this new mascara.

It tickled a little when I first tried it because of the vibration but once I got over that I really like how it goes on. Very smooth. It makes my lashes look much longer and very full. This mascara is a great addition to the Maybelline family.

Maybelline and Walmart through More than Elevenmoms sent this Pluse Perfection mascara to me to try and were generous enough to send me two to giveaway. The giveaway will end at midnight on Saturday June 13th. The winner will be chosen on Sunday June 17th. After I notify the winner they will have 48 hrs to contact me. Please include your email address with your comment so I can contact you when you win.

Oh yea, you are asking what do I have to do to win. Well just comment on your favorite beauty product.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Free 10oz Rootbeer Floats

Sonic is having their National Free Float day on Wednesday June 3rd. You can stop by between 8PM and closing and receive a free 10oz rootbeer float.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox

When a couple starts down the road to having a family, it seems that Mommy gets all of the attention and gifts. Follow this link for a great gift for the new daddy.

Memorial Day

I have a brother and 2 nephews that are now serving in the Army. I worry about them all of the time but am also so very proud of them. They have all chosen to put their lives in danger to protect our way of life. I know there are thousands of other families that have love ones in the line of danger also. Memorial Day is a day to honor all of the fallen brave defenders of freedom not just another day to be off work and get paided for it. In your travels if you see a soldier thank him or her for standing between you and the line of fire. On Monday while you are enjoying your day off stop for a moment and say a prayer for the fallen soldiers and then say one for the brave who's lives are still on the line.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Build your own car.

Who wouldn't want to built their very own dream car? Follow this link and win an opportunity to do just that.

Organize with Sandy Review Giveaway.

Ever just needed that little nudge to start throwing out the "stuff" you just can't live without but haven't touched or looked at it in years? Well here is your oppertunity to win the nudge. Hachette Book Group has given Sandy 5 Throw out Fifty Things Books to giveaway. Follow this link for your chance to win that nudge.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Onesie Giveaway

Sodastream Fountain Jet

Soda-Club’s drink makers are a spectacular invention that I’m sure many of you have never heard of. Not only is it a huge money saver if you drink soda, it is environmentally friendly and it helps to reduce packaging and save energy. According to Soda-Club, Americans drink more than 55 billion liters of soda and seltzer each year. That’s almost 200 liters — about 600 cans! — for every adult and child in the United States. And, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, that adds 10 1/2 cubic feet of packaging per American — over 3 billion cubic feet! — in our landfills and recycling facilities every year. The Sodastream units change this problem because there are no bottles or cans to recycle or throw away (one Sodastream bottle lasts for three years), and the highly concentrated sodamix minimizes packaging.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Win a Steam Mop

Steam clean your way to a greener life with the Steamboy T1 Steam Mop. Chemical-free cleaning with the power of steam just got easier. Read about the experience mom blogger Cat at 3 Kids and Us had with her Steamboy T1 and enter to win a steam mop for your house too! Giveaway ends May 31st.

Giveaway at The Mom Buzz

Summer Party: Dunkin Donuts on the Road
Dunking Donuts is giving 2 winners a dozen donuts via gift card, to make sure your summer trip is complete!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Island Life

Monday when I got home everything was dry. No rain. No standing water. What a difference a day makes. During the night I heard it raining but thought nothing of it. BIG MISTAKE. In the morning, 5:15 to be exact, I opened the door to let the dog out and he just sat there which is not normal. He usually is gone as soon as the door opens. It was still raining but that has never stopped him before. I got a flashlight so I could see and when I stepped out onto the porch I discovered why he didn't want to go out. We now were living on an island in the middle of a huge lake. The water was up over the bottom step. I got him to go out, then went out to check on the truck. We have a deck in the back that is about a foot off the ground, the water was peeking over the edge. The water was up to the bottom of the rims of the truck. I decided that I was going to wait until it got light before I tried to drive out and go to work. Around 9:30 the water had gone down so I decided to venture out. When I went out to the truck, I discovered that I had ducks swimming in my front yard -not walking swimming. From my driveway to the main road is about 2 city blocks of which two thirds was under water. I made it. The entrance to my subdivision that I use was under water so I tried the back way. No luck. I tried to get to the second entrance and was successful. After I got on the highway I drove about 6 miles through water. After that it was pretty dry and I made it to work. Last night there was water but considerably less than in the morning. This morning there was water across the road in new places. Hopefully tonight it will all be gone. And please no more rain for a while.