Friday, July 31, 2009

Book Giveaway

Sweeps4Bloggers is giving away the new Michael Jackson book by J Randy Taraborrelli called Michael Jackson-The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story. I would absolutely love to win this as I have been so caught up in this whole story since it happened on June 25, 2009, which ironically is my late Grandmother's birthday as well. Valerie has 5 copies to giveaway thanks to Hatchette Book Group. To enter head over here:
While you're there check out her numerous other giveaways!


New Giveaway

Thrifty & Chic Mom is hosting a great giveaway sponsored by! This giveaway ends August 12, 2009 so don’t miss out on your opportunity for a chance to get a great new area rug for your home. To enter: This is a really nice rug, while you're there enter the other great giveaways!


Thursday, July 30, 2009


Welcome back all to my new blog, redesigned! I have been working hard over the past couple of days trying to get my new look going and trying to work with a lot more space to put things! Bear with me, things will be a little hectic for a while but I will work as fast as I can to get this up and running. A special thanks to The Cutest Blog on the Block -
as they are in the process of designing an awesome button for my blog, I can't wait to see it! Thanks to all of you for the support as I am new to this blogging "thing" and I have been basically teaching myself how to do the designing and posting, etc. I run across all these wonderful blogs out the in the "blogosphere" in hopes of someday becoming one myself. I hope soon to one day have product reviews and giveaways too! Talk to you all soon!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rachael Ray Cookwear Giveaway

You have to check out this new site that was brought to my attention by Annette from Fairy Blog Mother by the name of Nanny Goats in Panties. She has a fantastic giveaway from a set of cookware from Rachael Ray! Head on over to her site:
and enter. Check out her blog too, she is hilarious!


Awesome Crayola Giveaway

Hey all! This is a really cool giveaway to pass along to you! Mom Of 2 Boys Wife Of 1 and Crayola is giving away a sandbox full of colorful Play Sand (approx 8-10 bags). I was so excited when I ran across this great giveaway because my hubby and I were talking about filling the girls' sandbox with colored sand just a couple of days ago! To enter head on over here:
While you're there, she has some other great giveaways too!


Crane Humidifier Giveaway

Good afternoon all! I ran across a great giveaway from Gobs of Giveaways. It's for a new Crane Humidifier and these are so cute, they would be perfect for your child's room. They come in cute animals like a Pig, Dog, Panda, Penguin, just to name a few. They also have characters like Spongebob and Hello Kitty. Head on over to Gobs Of Giveaways here:
Why not check out the Crane website as well and check out their great products?
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Check This Out!

Hello all! I just came across this great giveaway and NEEDED to share it with you! Want to win an awesome Waterslide Bounce House for your kids to play on this summer? Well Playhouse Bouncers and J. Leigh Designs is giving you just that opportunity! Head on over to J. Leigh Designz here:
Follow all instructions carefully, please!
Also check out the Playhouse Bouncers site here and see all the wonderful things that they have to offer: This is definitely one giveaway you don't want to miss! Thanks!


Simple Green Giveaway

Good afternoon all! I just ran across an awesome giveaway that I would love to share with you! You've all heard of Simple Green products? Well I sure hope you have, and if you head on over to a little blog called A Happy Hippy Mom, she is giving away the WHOLE line of Simple Green Naturals household products, how cool is that?! Head over here:
and enter. Thanks all and have a great day!


Monday, July 27, 2009

A Few Announcements!

Good evening all! I didn't have time to finish my book today..I had a lot of housework and laundry to do. I am in the process of finishing my book this evening and I will for sure have this review up tomorrow. I will also be announcing a wonderful giveaway within the next couple of days too and I'm really excited about being able to get my first giveaway! I will also hopefully be getting a new makeover on my blog within the next few days, I am shopping around a few places. Exciting changes and I hope more readers and followers! Talk to you all soon!


Friday, July 24, 2009

Trix Giveaway

I ran across this giveaway @ Fairy Blog Mother for a Trix Gift Basket with a sample of Trix Swirls cereal, an apron, some watercolors paints and pencils, brushes, a sketchbook and art supply box. What a cool giveaway! To enter head over to Annette's site here:
Check out her other giveaways as well!


Book Review-Coming Monday

I am finishing up a great book by the name of Everyday Greatness by Stephen R.Covey, it is a wonderfully written inspirational book. After the weekend, I will be posting my review here so stay tuned!


AHHH...the joys of Parenthood!

My oldest daughter who is almost 7 was on punishment today. Her dad wanted her to write 100 sentences of "I will not yell in the house" and "I will listen to my Mom and Dad". She has a hard time with both of these rules and we have been trying different ways to get the message across. It took her 7 and a half hours to complete this task..needless to say her day is gone. Instead of riding her bike and doing things that she loves to do, she spent the day sitting at the table writing sentences, whining, making excuses, etc. It was so hard to keep my composure and not yell at her myself. I think I did pretty good though..maybe I could have done better. I felt like a broken record all day.."Sit up and write, Your dad is going to be pretty mad when he gets home and those aren't done" You get the idea.
My youngest who was 10 months yesterday decided it would be fun to take her sippy cup and shake the water out of it all over herself. She thought it was funny, water was from the kitchen to the living room!
All of this while finishing cutting the lawn, vacuuming and doing laundry. It has definitely been a busy and frustrating day.
Here it is almost 5 pm and hubby is still not home from work! Don't know what we are doing for dinner, we're supposed to go grocery shopping, the baby is napping and the oldest finally finished her sentences and is watching ICarly. Still waiting on possible severe thunderstorms tonight, I can only hope, it's been a long time here without rain and the grass looks pretty dry.
I feel better now! Take care all, hope things are going great for you!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Earthworks Giveaway

Good morning! I ran across a great giveaway this morning from a little blog called Sweeps4Bloggers. Valerie is giving away a lotion and soap in your choice of scent from Earthworks. They have some delicious sounding scents like Sweet Lime and Almond just to name a couple. To enter head here:
While you're there, she has some other great contests as well including some great book giveaways, check this site out!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Check out this wonderful contest!-#KidsWeigh

With childhood obesity reaching an all time high across the country, many parents struggle with how to help their children maintain a healthy weight with proper nutrition.
Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, the official doctor of Camp Shane and a board certified pediatrician, has created Dr. Dolgoff's Weigh, a traffic-light system that allows kids to learn which foods are healthiest without counting calories. To spread the word about her site and program, Dr. Weigh, is sponsoring a Wii Fit contest to help you get your family up and moving this summer!
To Enter:
To enter to win the #KidsWeigh Wii Fit contest, check out client testimonials and fabulous Dr. Weigh success stories then fill out this secure contest form telling us which story was your favorite!


One grand prize winner will receive a Wii Fit. Two runners-up will receive a free one month membership to Dr. Weigh. This contest ends Friday, July 24th at 11:59 a.m. ET. and is brought to you by Momfluence.

Another Giveaway

I found a great site by the name of The Mommy Files and she has some really great giveaways going on right now! One in particular is for the Pur Flavor Options Water Pitcher, this is a better alternative to bottled water and they have some great flavors like Strawberry and Raspberry. To win one head on over to her site:
While you're there, enter some of her other great giveaway as well! Enjoy!


New Giveaway

Good morning! I found a great giveaway for you today, it's at The Dirty Shirt (button is on my blog). Want to win a great Crayola Prize Pack for you little artist? Gift pack includes Color Explosion Extreme Surprises, Color Surge, 3D Sidewalk Chalk and Sidewalk Crayons. It will provide your kiddos with hours of OUTSIDE fun and maybe a little break for you as well! Head on over to her site here: and enter! While you're there, enter some of her other great giveaways!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Just wanted to share this.....

I just saw this posted on another site and I just wanted to share it, when I read it it sounded so pretty and inspirational. Hope you feel the same way.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

-Emily Dickinson

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Morning Ramblings

Good morning all! I have been busy already today and it's not even 10 am. We are heading off to a pool party today, yet I'm not quite sure how many people are actually going to be in the pool. I woke up to a chilly morning, can't believe it's summer, feels more like fall today. I was surprised I got so much accomplished: I was able to finish laundry, make bottles, make my Italian Pasta Salad for the party, unload and load the dishwasher: all of this before the baby woke up! Trust me, things like this don't happen around here like that much. Now the baby is up and playing and watching her favorite show: Handy Manny. That is the one show she watches intently, it is quite a cute show and it wasn't until recently that I found out that Fez from That 70's Show (Wilmer Valderama) was the voice of Manny, for those of you that might remember that show! My oldest daughter spent the night at her "Nana's" last night and she called me this morning and told me they were heading out to breakfast. She's excited about the pool party today, it's the only time of the year that this side of the family gets together. Anyways! I hope you all have a wonderful day, hopefully it's warmer where you are!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Good evening all! Can't believe it is July 17 and it is just barely over 60 degrees, what on earth happened to our summer? Tomorrow we have our annual pool party over at our Uncle's house and we will be lucky to see just over 60 degrees again! It will be my 9 month old's first pool party and she will probably not even be able to go in the pool! What a bummer! My 6 year old went to church with her "Nana" tonight to their monthly Movie Night, they were going to watch The Wild. I have never seen the movie but I have heard it's pretty good! I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Kids Are So Funny

Today was a fun day! My 6 year old went to the zoo with her friend today and had a wonderful time. She came home with this really tall cup that at one point had a slushie in it but was totally empty by the time she got home. Needless to say, she was bouncing off the walls and couldn't stop talking about her day. Glad she had a good time, she deserves to have a good summer.
My 9 month old daughter is making faces that just makes you laugh until your sides hurt. She's just too much!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Good afternoon! I have another giveaway that I came across today!
Want to win a Hormel Natural Choice Lunch Meats Prize Pack? Head on over to Frugal Girls and enter here: This sounds delicious and they have so many varieties to choose from. Go on and enter!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Great Giveaway and Site

Good afternoon! I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I came across a great site by the name of Sweeps4Bloggers and Valerie always has some great contests. She has one running now to win an awesome sleeping bag from Eureka for your kids. You get to choose from 3 cool designs: Minnow, Lightening Bug or Lady Bug. Head on over to her site here: and enter as well as enter all of her other giveaways. I will post more giveaways as always as I run across them! Thanks again!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Great Giveaway

Good morning all! I ran across a great site by the name of Mudpies and Maryjanes and they are giving away an OFF PowerPad Lamp. Have a problem with those pesky mosquitos like I do this summer? Head on over to her site here : and enter for your chance to win this great prize, plus enter her other contests too! She's also giving away an EA Sports Active for Wii and some yummy Chex Mix Turtle Bars! Thanks and I will post some other contests when I come across them, have a great day!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson Memorial

Good evening all. All I have to say is what a fitting tribute for Michael Jackson that I was glad to have been able to witness today. Thanks to all the news media and especially the family of Michael Jackson for allowing us to share in the celebration of this remarkable man's life. What courage and strength it took for little Paris to get up and talk about the love she felt for her dad. It was truly a heartwrenching memorial and it definitely hit me pretty hard. Thanks for a remarkable career, thanks for the wonderful music and thanks now for the memories. You will truly be missed, but now your soul is at rest and there is no more pain and suffering. RIP MJ...we love you!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I apologize for the lack of updates the past few days, with the upcoming holiday I have a lot of plans and will be extremely busy over the past four days so I will probably not be doing any updates until Monday. I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July and I will talk to you all soon!


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