Monday, August 31, 2009

Check out this COOL NFL Giveaway!

Good morning all! Saw this contest on a Twitter posting and I had to go check it out. You can win $300 in NFL related Prizes at a site called ABC Neckties. They specialize in all kinds of neat neckties for your guy including ties from your favorite NFL teams. My favorite team is the Indianapolis Colts, but my hubby loves the Detroit Lions (I still don't know why he roots for them after all these years, maybe because they're the hometeam here in MI). Anyways, they have 3 great contest to enter:

A $300 Stubhub Gift Card to buy Tickets
A Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket Package OR
$300 in Gift Cards to and Buffalo Wild Wings

Head on over to the ABC Neckties site here:
and enter to win one of these great packages. This would be a great contest for those of you that are into football like I am. I can't wait until regular season starts! Anyways, go enter and have a great day!


Saturday, August 29, 2009


I was so excited today! Not only did I get to have a couple of hours with my hubby to myself today, but my sister surprised me with the question: Would you like to be my date to go see David Cook on September 15th? I said: Heck yeah, but not really in those words! I love David Cook, loved him when he was on American Idol, loved his version of Billie Jean (that was by far the greatest) just in general LOVE him. So I was honored when she asked me to go. So I am counting the days! Thanks Dani , this will be a great ladies night out!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Lunchables Review

We recently had the opportunity to host a House Party for the new and improved Lunchables from Oscar Meyer. In the House Party kit, we received free coupons to try them and boy what a wonderful improvement they have made! My daughter tried the Deep Dish Pizza and it came with a package of Cheese Nips, 2 Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies, a tiny bottle of water and a Kool Aid Singles packet. It was a full meal and it made me feel confident giving it to my daughter because it was nutritious and enough to fill her up! They have all these new varieties:

Turkey and Cheddar Sub
Ham and American Sub
Turkey and Cheddar Cracker Combo
Ham and American Cracker Combo
Deep Dish Cheese Pizza
Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza

They are all made with 100% real meat, 2% Milk real cheese and whole grain breads and crackers so you can feel good about what you're eating. I definitely have a wholesome and nutritious lunch to send with my daughter to school. Each one of these Lunchables Combinations have different goodies in them, like Nilla Wafers which I absolutely love. Check these out!

The Death of Senator Ted Kennedy

I was completely in shock when I turned on the TV this morning and saw that Senator Ted Kennedy had passed away overnight. Yes, I knew he was very sick with brain cancer, but it is still a shock when someone passes away so sudden. He was a very important man in our world, and today my heart goes out to the Kennedy family. They sure have had their share of heartbreak and hardship over the years and it just saddens me to the core. He will truly be missed, that's for sure. Good Morning America had a wonderful tribute to him and I'm sure that any news channel you turn on today will have some great coverage. If you have a spare moment today, give a moment of silence for this important man in our history and say a prayer for the Kennedy family.


Great Blog Giveaway

I got a great email from Diana this morning, she is an awesome blog designer at Custom Blog Designs and Diana Rambles. She is giving one lucky person (hopefully me! LOL) a deluxe blog makeover package to make your blog look pretty! This is her final giveaway for August. Here is what you get in the Deluxe Package:

The blog makeover will include:

  • custom header
  • 1 or 2 sidebars
  • backgrounds (either solid or print) to match
  • custom coloring
  • a custom URL icon to replace the orange B of blogger up on the browser bar
  • these extras as custom signature, graphic next to sidebar titles, post divider, numbering for comments, and comment icon
  • blog button w/ widget code
If you are looking to update your blog, please head on over here:
and check out Custom Blog Designs here to check out all the beautiful work that Diana does:
Thanks to Diana for this generous giveaway! Hope you all have a great day!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Fiber One Giveaway--Winners!

Good morning all! The winners of the Fiber One Yogurt Giveaway are:

Comment #5- Danielle
Comment #17- janetfaye
Comment #22- Julie

Congratulations to all of the winners! I have sent you all emails and am awaiting confirmation. You have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will choose alternate winners. Thanks to all for entering my very first giveaway, stay tuned for future giveaways! Congrats again and have a great day!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Almost Done....Kind of!

Hi all! It's after 11 pm and I have been working hard on this blog for almost 3 hours now. It's been a long day, I mowed our large yard today with the push mower and fought most of the day with my oldest daughter (she has been in a mood for the past week where she wants to fight and not help out around the house at all) Everytime you ask her to help you with something, she absolutely refuses to. Anyways, that's for another post, maybe tomorrow when I am more awake.
I have a little more work to do on the blog tomorrow and I will be announcing the winners to my giveaway as well. I will be emailing them in the morning and posting them here later on in the day! Thanks to all for your patience and I hope you like the new design! Thanks to Leelou Blogs for the cute new template, you need a makeover for you blog, that is the place to go. She has some cute Free designs so check them out!
I'm going to bed, goodnight all!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bear With Me

Good afternoon. I am trying to update my blog today but I have to get ready for a birthday party so I have to leave things in chaos for a little while. Please bear with me, I will get this all up and running by tomorrow! I also have winners to announce for the Fiber One giveaway too! Thanks for your patience and understanding!


Friday, August 21, 2009

News Stories That Really Have Me Going!

Hey all! Not sure if any of you have been paying attention to the news lately, I am a news hound and watch it several times daily just to see what is going on. There are two stories in the news that really have mean bent out of shape.
One is this darn guy that blew up the Pan Am plane back in 1988, being released from prison because he is terminally ill. What a bunch of bull! He murders 270 innocent people including kids and just because he is sick and dying he gets released? I was so mad when I heard this story yesterday and to make matters worse when he gets home to Libya, there are thousands of people waiting for him at the airport cheering him and hailing him a hero. The last time I checked the definition of a hero was not someone who went out and killed people, guess things have changed. I just don't understand this at all. If it had been up to President Obama and us, he would still be sitting in jail, just goes to show other countries don't have a clue.
The other story that has me going is this reality star guy who is accused of killing the beautiful supermodel Jasmine Fiore. Hearing the details (and I will spare you the gruesome details of it, just watch the news to hear it!) I feel so awful for her family. I realize there are a lot of sick and twisted people in the world and you wonder what it takes for someone to snap like this guy did. I have watched him on Megan Wants a Millionaire, the reality show he was on on VH1 and he does come across a little creepy. Now he's missing, supposedly somewhere in Canada, and a family is left to grieve over this young lady who had her whole future in front of her only to be taken away by a bad man.
Thanks for letting me share these with you. Feel free to comment and let me know what your opinion may be if you have heard of these two stories, I would love to hear what you think!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Check This Out!

Good afternoon all! I just received a great email from David over at and he asked me to spread the word about an awesome giveaway that he's having over on his site. You could win an Emerson Karaoke System or $100 credit on All you have to do is:

  • Step 1: Record your best karaoke song
  • Step 2: Upload your video to YouTube
  • Step 3: Submit the link to us
Solos, duets, or family sing-alongs! Be creative and have lots of fun!

One winner will be selected. So head on over to and check out this great contest!



Monday, August 17, 2009


I just ran across this great giveaway at Seeryus Mama and I wanted to share it with you! Do you love to grill? Well my hubby is the grillmaster and I had to enter this giveaway for him.

Seeryus Mama wants you to keep on grilling! Enter to win a Preseasoned Cast Iron Grilled Pizza Set from Teak, Wicker, And They carry patio furniture and so much more! Enter before midnight CST on August 30th.

This truly looks amazing! I checked out Teak, Wicker and and they have some really wonderful products. This set includes
12" Cast Iron Pizza Platter, Bamboo Pizza Peel And Stainless Steel Serving Tray. I have never had grilled pizza before but it sounds delicious! So head on over here: and enter for your chance to win!



Good morning all! Glad to have picked up a couple of followers this weekend, thanks for joining.
Well after a day of recuperating from Saturday's very hot and humid concert and getting a wicked sunburn, I am getting back to normal. The concert was pretty good for the most part, there were definitely highs and lows. My shoulders and arms are so sunburned that at times it is hard to move them. I have had to sleep in my chair the past couple nights because the sheets rub on the sunburn and I can't sleep on my side. But hey, at least I will have a nice tan when all is said and done.
I was definitely surprised that my 11 month old daughter did really well being outside for almost 10 hours. I must have done a pretty good job keeping her shaded with the umbrella and sunscreen because the only part of her that was a little burned was her cheeks and a little on her shoulders. My 6 year old wasn't burned wither, just my husband and I. So I feel pretty good knowing that we did a good job keeping the girls protected because it was a long day.
I'm off to email out local radio station (they put on the concert) and give them some compliments and of course some improvements they need to make for next year! Talk to you all soon and have a great day!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hot Day Today

Good morning all! Well, today is already gearing up to be a scorcher. It's only just before 7 am and you can feel the humidity in the air. We are all heading down for an all day Country Music concert today out in the bright sunshine with a high near 90 degrees today. What on earth are we thinking, is it really worth it. No, but my oldest daughter wants to go really bad so I can't very well ruin her day now can I? If there was somebody there like Alan Jackson or Dierks Bentley then I would be really excited. Oh well, I guess I can only just look at it as a day out. Hope you all have a "cool" day!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Good afternoon! Just listening to my oldest daughter reading a book to her baby sister, who seems to be oblivious and is sitting on the floor playing with her toy vacuum. I have to laugh, it won't be long before the little one is up and walking. She is starting to stand on her own for just a few seconds at a time. Oh boy, I will be in for it then. She pulled down about 20 videotapes off the shelf today and then sat there and laughed about it. I have a feeling she's going to be a little trouble maker just like her older sister.
We got a cool package from a giveaway I won today. It had some BIG Sidewalk chalk, Sidewalk crayons (which I had never heard of before) and a couple of other cool things from Crayola. My oldest daughter has been having a blast with it!
I made my oldest daughter's first dentist appointment today and never realized that she didn't start school until September 8th until the receptionist told me! I felt kind of silly not knowing that, I guess I just assumed that she started school on the 2nd or 3rd! Lucky me, I get more days of feeling like I'm going crazy!
Talk to you all later!


Awesome Giveaway

Good morning all! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday. Courtesy of Custom Blog Designs, She is giving away an Extreme Blog Makeover (Value $80) to one lucky person (hopefully me!) They have so many great and beautiful designs and I am truly impressed. I have been looking around for a new design for my blog and these are probably the best designs that I have ran across. Head on over here:
Check out all the great designs and enter her contest to win!
Thanks all and have a great day!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Fiber One Yogurt Review and Giveaway

Introducing the creamy Fiber One yogurt you already love but now at 50 calories. This high fiber, low calorie yogurt is packed with real fruit and taste, making your day a bit sweeter. Plus adding more fiber to your diet helps you feel satisfied! So celebrate for getting a lot for just a little and you'll get 20 percent of the Daily Value of fiber. Hungry Girl approves of it and you will too!

I had the opportunity to try the Fiber One 50 Calorie yogurt in Peach flavor, and quite honestly Peach is not my favorite flavor of yogurt to eat. I tried a container and was really quite please with what I was tasting. Now I love a yogurt that has real fruit pieces and this had a bunch! Nice big and sweet pieces of Peach all throughout! It was hard to believe that I was actually eating something this delicious and that it was good for me too and only 50 calories?!

Fiber One 50 Calories yogurts come in4 packs of four delicious flavors: Strawberry, Peach, Vanilla and my absolute favorite Key Lime Pie.

Fiber One also has a great selection of other products as well including cereals, cereal bars, baking products, breads, muffins, toaster pastries. which are really delicious) , cottage cheese and lowfat shakes. I have tried several Fiber One products and I believe they are the best tasting of all the fiber products out there today, that's just my opinion!

Here are a few facts of Fiber:

Dietary Fiber is the part of plant foods that your body doesn’t digest. Fiber, therefore, helps with regularity and has been shown to have other health benefits, as well.

There are two types of dietary fiber used in the labeling of food products – both are important for good health.

Soluble fiber dissolves in water and is found in foods like beans and other legumes, fruits, and oat products (e.g. Oatmeal, Cheerios®). Soluble fiber can help lower cholesterol levels, and therefore can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Insoluble fiber is considered to be the “gut-healthy fiber” because one of its roles is supporting regularity. It does not dissolve in water and can be found in whole grain products (e.g. whole wheat bread, ready to eat cereals made with whole grain, such as Fiber One cereals), and vegetables.

Health benefits of fiber you can digest.

Getting the recommended levels of fiber may lead to many healthy rewards.

Digestive Health
  • The most recognized benefit of fiber is its important role in keeping the digestive system running smoothly by promoting regularity. Fiber adds bulk to help move food through the digestive tract.
  • Along with regular exercise and plenty of water, fiber plays an important part in maintaining digestive health.
Heart Health
  • Fiber – specifically soluble fiber – may also help lower blood cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the risk for heart disease. Fiber appears to lower cholesterol by interfering with its absorption in the digestive tract.
  • Fiber may also be important for people who have diabetes. Diets high in whole grain and fiber have been shown to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Weight Management
  • Getting enough fiber can also help curb your hunger and help you feel satisfied, which can help with weight management. Research suggests that people who have higher intakes of fiber tend to have healthier body weights.
  • High fiber foods, like Fiber One cereal and Fiber One Honey Clusters®, may help with managing caloric intake.

When it comes to maintaining good health, the evidence is clear—fiber can play an important role!

Wow who knew Fiber was actually THIS good for you!

Now onto the fun part:

My Blog Spark and Fiber One are giving 3 of my dear readers a chance to win an awesome gift pack!

It includes a nice cooler bag (has a front pouch and top pouch), cooler cup, compartment plate, 2 spoon/knife/fork in one and a free coupon for your choice of flavor of Fiber One yogurt!

MANDATORY ENTRY- You must do this before any other extra entries!

Head on over to the Fiber One site:
Tell me what other Fiber One product or recipe that you want to try.

Tell me what is your guilty snacking pleasure.
Follow me on Twitter (@furygirl3132) and tweet about this giveaway
Follow my blog
Subscribed to my RSS feed
Add my button to your side bar or blogroll (leave your link)
Blog about my giveaway (3 entries, please, leave 3 separate comments and link to where I can find it!)

Please make sure to leave your email on your entries so I know how to contact you if you win! All winners will be picked by random generator and emailed. Contest ends on August 21 @ midnight EST. Winners will be notified on or after August 22.

A special thanks to My Blog Spark and Fiber One for sponsoring my very first giveaway and GOOD LUCK to all!


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sad Day

Feeling quite bummed today. Last night we got a phone call telling us that my Sister's fiances Mom had been transported to the hospital. Now I have never met her, but my sister has been with her fiance for well over 10 years and as far as I'm concerned is my brother. I didn't know how bad it was until this morning when my sister called and told me that his mom was only breathing about once every 30 seconds and the doctors said it would only be a matter of time. It was just over a year that I lost my Mom, so I knew exactly what they were all going through. Even in their trying time, they were still wanting to go as planned and take one of my two girls over night just to give my husband and I a night out, which we have had only once since my baby daughter was born. I told them, no way, to take care of what they had to do and grieve. I haven't heard from them since this morning and I wish I could do something for my brother, who is one of those types that doesn't show his emotion, at least not around us.
It is so hard when we lose a loved one especially so sudden. From what I know his mom suffered for over 15 years with illness and even though we always say it's for the best and they are in a better place, it doesn't make it any easier. I love and support my brother and sister even though I am not with them. It will be a difficult time, I am still not over what happened with my mother, but as long as they have their family around them, they will be OK. My prayers are with them and the rest of their family at this time and I will be here for them for whatever they need me for.

Need a Blog Makeover

Hello! Are you in need over a blog makeover or just want to pretty up your blog. Etsy It Up and The Design Girls are giving you the chance to win and choose from 5 Pre Made Blog Templates to spruce up your blog. Head on over here :
for your chance to win one of these beautiful templates. While you're there she has some other great giveaways to check out. I really love this blog, she always has some great giveaways, bookmark it for later!
Have a great day!


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Another Giveaway

Need a cool lunchbox for your kids for Back To School? Check out this site Boutique Cafe is giving away a lunchbox from Oots-winner's choice. This lunchbox comes in 3 different color combinations- blue, green and orange. Head on over here to enter:


Back To School Giveaways

Good morning all! I ran across a couple of new sites today that I thought would be great to share! Playground For Parents, Monsters in My House and Barefoot For Mommies are teaming up to giveaway some great prizes for Back to School. One in particular that I entered (I am in the process of entering them all!) is for an awesome Personalized Backpack. My daughter definitely needs a new one because she ripped a hole in her Hannah Montana Backpack at the end of the school year last year, otherwise she could have used it again. These backpacks are from Kids Travel Zone and they have a lot of wonderful products. To enter the giveaway head here:
While you're there, check out all of the other Back To School Giveaways! Thanks and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kmart "Schoolebrity" Promotion Review

There's something that's coming up that all of us as parents are looking forward to: BACK TO SCHOOL and Kmart has a great promotion going on right now that I am excited about.

Every week a different item will be FREE with purchase of $15 in school supplies. See the Kmart weekly ad or every Sunday for details. Here is a list for each week and what it has to offer!

Week of Aug. 1 – 8: Free 70-page theme book with $15 purchase of school supplies.

Week of Aug. 9 – 15: Free Woodcase pencils with $15 purchase of school supplies.

Week of Aug. 16 – 22: Free Kleenex with $15 purchase of school supplies.

Week of Aug. 23 – 29: Free Sharpie with $15 purchase of school supplies.

What a bunch of great deals for you all to take advantage of. I do a lot of my Back To School shopping at Kmart and these are extra incentives.


Kmart offers quick and easy layaway options. I have used this the past couple of school years. Head to Kmart now and pick up all the things you need: clothes, backpacks, supplies and put them in the Kmart layaway, then all you have to do is pay on it and pick them up in time for the start of the school year. Head to for more details.

Check out awesome Back to School looks in the “wowdrobe”, play with the Mix and Mash Dress-up Avatar, and challenge yourself and your friends with the Mashup games at

Enter to win in the “Be A Schoolebrity” sweepstakes! One Grand Prize Winner will receive a visit at their school from a Nickelodeon® celebrity and the ultimate shopping spree PLUS a trip for 4 to LA for the true star treatment and a tour of Nick on Sunset studios!
Sweepstakes starts 12:01:00 AM (ET) on 7/26/09 and ends 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 9/7/09. No purchase necessary. For Official Rules and prize details, visit a participating Kmart store or Be sure to pick up an entry form at any Kmart store and mail it in, or go to to enter today!

Here's to a great school year and hope you find all you need: make sure you shop at Kmart!


She Scribes Giveaways

Good morning! I ran across two great giveaways @ She Scribes this morning that my 6 year old daughter would flip over. If you watch Disney, you know all about Wizards of Waverly Place, well Kimberly is giving her readers a chance to win the soundtrack to Wizards of Waverly Place. To enter head over here:
And while you're there enter to win the Hannah Montana-The Movie DVD
I took my daughter to see this movie and it was very enjoyable, she loved it. She Scribes also has some other great giveaways as well. Thanks and have a great day!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Great Giveaway

What an awesome giveaway I just ran across tonight! Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1 is giving away a Crayola Creativity Pack full of goodies! If you have a kid like mine who is creative or who needs Crayola stuff for school, then this is the giveaway for you! Head on over here:
Just to let you know this is the second week in a four week giveaway, she has a prize pack a week for four weeks to giveaway, so if you don't win this week, enter next week and the week after! Also enter her other great giveaways as well! Thanks and have a great evening!



Good evening all! Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, had some trouble with my computer, needed to do a little tuning up on it but now I'm back up and running again. Please check out my new button: so cute! Thanks to The Cutest Blog on the Block for designing such a neat looking button, hopefully you will be posting my button on your blog and spreading the love: I would love more followers! In the next couple of days depending on when I receive my package from My Blog Spark, I will be posting my very first giveaway and I am really excited to be given the opportunity being as new of a blog as I am. It is going to be a great giveaway too and I'm sure you will all love it! Talk to you all soon!


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