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.