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