Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Popcorn Factory - Review & Giveaway



The Popcorn Factory has an impressive collection of gifts and snacks. Popcorn isn't the only thing offered by this company. Peanuts, candy, and gourmet snacks can also be purchased. For an extra special touch they offer gifts that can be personalized with a photo, personalized message, or both.


I wouldn't complain if I received one of these Celebration Cake Tins for my birthday.
This Big Snow Sampler is just one of the holiday items offered.

I received a 2-gallon Falling Leaves Popcorn Tin for review. Immediately, I was drawn to the design on the tin. It is beautiful and I will be using the tin after it is empty. The tin is too pretty and durable to just be thrown away. Popcorn is a favorite snack of everyone in the family. Hands were on it as soon as it came in the door. We were all clamoring for our favorite flavor. The tin was filled to the brim, and included was butter, cheese, and caramel corn. The popcorn was fresh and tasted quite good. There were no complaints from any of us as we stuffed our faces with these kernels of goodness.

To celebrate their 30th anniversary and National Popcorn Month, The Popcorn Factory is holding a 30 Gift Giveaway. You can enter until November 23rd. The first prize winner will get 30 gifts for their family, friends, and colleagues (up to a $6000 value). The thirty 2nd prize winners will receive a 2 gallon 3-way Peace, Love, and Popcorn Tin and a tshirt. The thirty 3rd prize winners will receive a Peace, Love, and Popcorn Tshirt. I've entered the 30 Gift Giveaway and encourage you to do so as well.

Win It!
The Popcorn Factory is generously offering one person a 2-gallon 3-way tin of popcorn that will include cheese, buttered, and caramel popcorn.

Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment with your favorite item from The Popcorn Factory.

Extra Entries:
Enter the 30 Gift Giveaway.
Leave a comment with something you learned at The Popcorn Factory blog.
Become a fan of The Popcorn Factory on Facebook.
Sign up for The Popcorn Factory's email newsletter to receive special offers and promotions.
Follow my blog.
Subscribe to my blog by email.
Add my button to your blog.
Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post (+3 entries).
Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done daily.

Leave a separate comment for each entry and leave your email address in your comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the US. Giveaway ends 11/16/09 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification.

I received a popcorn tin from The Popcorn Factory for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products.

Pledge To Make Time For CHANGE

Frigidaire, along with Jennifer Garner, are pledging to make a change with the Make Time For CHANGE campaign.

November 1st is when daylight savings time ends. Pledge to use that extra hour to make time for a child. For everyone who goes pledges their time, Frigidaire will donate $1 to support the CHANGE program and Save the Children's work to help children in need in the U.S. You can pledge to spend an hour with your child by baking cookies, reading a book together, collecting leaves, or whatever else you'd like to do. Not only will you be spending quality time with your child, you will also be helping a worthy cause. In addition, your pledge will enter you to win a Frigidaire Professional double wall oven.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Aliens In The Attic - DVD Giveaway

Green men with attitude, a family that must pull together, and slapstick comedy are ingredients that help make up the movie, Aliens In The Attic.

I received Aliens In The Attic to review and was excited to watch it with the family. After seeing the previews, it looked like a movie the whole family would love. After seeing it, the vote was unanimous that this was a movie worth seeing. I found parts of the movie to be cheesy, but those same parts caused the kids to roar in laughter. My favorite character was Doris Roberts, who plays Nana Rose. Her matrix style moves were fun to watch. As I said, the movie was liked by the whole family. It did seem, however, that my 11 and 10 year old boys liked it the most. It had a sheriff, aliens, hi jinks, and action...all things that intrigue my boys.

Aliens In The Attic comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc November 3rd from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, just in time for Christmas.

Movie Synopsis

Featuring an out-of-this-world cast including popular young stars Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Carter Jenkins (“Surface”), Austin Robert Butler (“Zoey 101”) and Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2: The Streets), Aliens In The Attic is the most fun on the planet!

It’s summer vacation, but the Pearson family kids are stuck at a boring lake house with their nerdy parents. That is until feisty, little, green aliens crash-land on the roof, with plans to conquer the house AND Earth! Using only their wits, courage and video game-playing skills, the youngsters must band together to defeat the aliens and save the world -- but the toughest part might be keeping the whole thing a secret from their parents! With its eclectic cast, fun hijinks and a PG rating, Aliens In The Attic is a great family adventure for parents and children to enjoy together!

This is one of my son's favorite scenes, when the character of Tom Pearson tries to get rid of the aliens with the potato launcher.

Win It!
Three (3) winners will receive a copy of the Aliens In The Attic DVD.

Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment with one of your favorite alien/space movies.

Extra Entries:
Leave a comment with which cast member from the movie is your favorite.
Follow my blog.
Subscribe to my blog by email.
Add my button to your blog.
Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the blog (+3 entries).
Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done daily).

Leave a separate comment for each entry and please leave your email address in your comment(s). Giveaway is open to residents of the US. Giveaway ends 11/12/09 at 8 pm CST. Winners will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification.

Great Blog Giveaways #35

Don't be shy; give these giveaways a try:

Mabel's Labels offers customized fun, durable labels. Enter to win a set of 24 Holiday Gift Tags at My Four Monkeys. Ends 11/2.

Eco Touch carries waterless car wash and detailing products. Enter to win an Eco Touch Car Care Kit at Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports. Ends 11/14.

Evenflo is a leading manufacturer of high quality baby care and juvenile products. Enter to win an ExerSaucer Triple Fun Active Learning Center at The Shopping Mama. Ends 11/11.

The Action Baby Carrier is a lightweight soft structured baby carrier offering comfort and style. Enter ton win an Action Baby Carrier at Me and My Boys! Ends 11/9.

Beautiful Silver Jewelry has a selection of sterling silver designer gemstone jewelry. Enter to win a pair of Sterling Silver 2" Long Multi-gemstone Earrings at Simply Stacie. Ends 11/20.

Bamboosa offers fine clothing and baby products made from bamboo. Enter to win a BambooBaby Knit blanket in choice of color at Mkokopelli. Ends 11/12.



Leap Frog is a leading developer and marketer of innovative, technology-based educational products. Enter to win a Zippity Learning System at Coffee With The Mrs. Ends 11/27.

Monogrammed gifts and personalized jewelry can be found at Lauren Nicole Gifts. Enter to win a Fine Silver Wax Seal Round Initial Necklace at Piece of ME. Ends 11/12.

Germ Guardian is a company that offers a line of home environment products. Enter to win a Germ Guardian Pluggable UV-C Air Sanitizer at J. Leigh Designz. Ends 11/16.

Assortment of Coupons - Giveaway

I am all about saving money and finding ways to cut costs. One way I do this is by using coupons. I have a subscription to All You magazine and buy the Sunday papers so I can get a fair amount of coupons to use. With that being said, I do not use all of the coupons. It could be because I do not have a pet and have no use for that type or because I already have more than my fair share of coupons for a certain product.

Win It!
Therefore, I would like to host my own personal giveaway for an assortment of coupons. There are quite a few and there is a variety.

Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment with one thing that you do to cut costs.

Extra Entries:
Leave a comment with what you like about my blog...or don't like...or what you'd like to see posted on my blog.
Follow my blog.
Subscribe to my blog by email.
Add my button to your blog.
Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post (+3 entries).
Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done daily).

Leave a separate comment for each entry. Please include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the US. Giveaway ends 11/12/09 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or another winner will be drawn. This is my own personal giveaway and I will be personally shipping out the assortment of coupons.

Friday Blog Hop - Giveaways

Here's another edition of giveaways that are listed at the Friday Blog Hop. You can find a list of my current giveaways at the right hand side of my blog.


MckLinky Blog Hop

Puppycatmeow Review & Giveaway - 11/12



Don't let the name fool you. Puppycatmeow is not a shop for your furry friends. Puppycatmeow is, in fact, an Etsy shop that specializes in all types of hair extensions and fantasy head wear. There is also a nice selection of bridal pieces.

I came across this shop when browsing Etsy for hair extensions to wear for a Halloween event. Once I stumbled upon puppycatmeow, I was mesmerized with all the fun hair accessories. I ended up purchasing a set of 2 hot pink 12 inch clip-in human hair extensions.

You can see me wearing the pink hair extensions in my anniversary post. I received my hair extensions in a very timely manner. Once I saw them, I knew I had a quality product on my hands. The hair extensions are made from 100% human hair and can be styled just as you would your own hair. They are easy to install and remove with the metal snap combs that are sewn in. At no point in time did I have to worry that my hair extensions would fall out and they were a breeze to put in. They blended in so well with my hair that people assumed I had dyed part of my hair with pink streaks.

This mannequin head shows how the pink extensions blend easily with a person's hair.



I also received, for review, the Art Deco Vintage Inspired Black and Silver Sequined hair comb. It is adorned with black sequins and embroidery. It adds a nice touch to a hairstyle and I have worn my hair comb many times. In fact, I'm wearing it right now as I post this.

Win It!
Puppycatmeow is generously offering one person an item of their choice, up to $20.
Mandatory Entry:
Go to Puppycatmeow and leave a comment with your favorite item.

Extra Entries:
Follow Puppycatmeow on Twitter, Puppycatmeow.
Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet. (can do daily)
Follow my blog.
Subscribe to my blog by email.
Add my button to your blog.
Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post (+3 entries)

Leave a separate comment for each entry and please leave your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the US. Giveaway ends 11/12/09 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I purchased the pink hair extensions and received the hair comb as a review product. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Quick Giveaway - Set of 250 UPrinting Stickers

For over 25 years, UPrinting has been a trusted leader in online printing. I have received some products from this company and have been nothing but pleased.

One service they offer is sticker printing. They are perfect for creating product labels, unique business cards, promotional stickers, and more. I think they'd be great as return address labels or as to and from stickers to use on gift packages. Apparently, there are many others who are as pleased with this business as I am. Don't take my word for it; you can read other reviews as well.

Win It!
UPrinting is generously offering one of my readers the chance to win a set of 250 custom stickers/labels.
Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment with how you would use these stickers/labels.
Extra Entries:
Follow UPrinting on Twitter, UPrinting.
Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet.
Follow my blog.
Subscribe to my blog by email.
Add my button to your blog.

Leave a separate comment for each entry and please include your email address. Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada (Canadian winner will need to pay shipping and taxes). Giveaway ends November 1st at 11 pm CST. Winner will need to respond to email notification quickly as the information will need to be forwarded to the sponsor within a very short time frame.

I will be receiving 250 stickers/labels from UPrinting for hosting this giveaway. The opinins within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wordful Wednesday - Frightful Family Fun

This week's Wordful Wednesday is photos that were taken last weekend at my sister's house. She always goes all out when decorating for the holidays and we took the opportunity to capture some photos in front of her decor. If you'd like to participate in Wordful Wednesday, link up at 7 Clown Circus.


My niece, Jamie
This is my oldest daughter in front of the decor that's located on the front porch. Unfortunately, this is the second set of pumpkins my sister has had to buy. A few days before this photo, someone came up to the porch and stole the pumpkins. Her 5 yoa son was devastated, understandably. So she went out and got more. Here's hoping that these get left alone.
My great-niece, Madelyn
My brother, Donnie, is as odd as the monster is.
My boys, Logan and Adam

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Permission Slips - Book Giveaway

I'll be honest with you and let you know that I don't watch The View. I had no idea that Sherri Shepherd is a co-host on The View. However, I do know that I enjoyed reading her autobiography, Permission Slips. It was an easy read with lots of tips on how to give myself permission to give myself a break. I read through this book and it helped reiterate that it's okay if I don't lead a perfect life. Sherri gives stories from her own life and adds comedy to the mix. I was able to relate to some of the things she wrote about and I found myself laughing aloud while reading some parts. The book is empowering in a lighthearted way.



Full Description (taken from Hachette Book Group)

Covering topics such as "It's Jesus or Jail," "Marriage, the Hard Way," "Children: The Gift You Can't Give Back," and "All the Things I Don't Know...And All the Things I Definitely Do," stand-up comedienne, actress, and ABC's The View co-host Sherri Shepherd comically chronicles her struggles to keep up with the many roles-professional, wife, mother, daughter, and friend-that women must play in today's world. Sherri urges women to pursue their most important dreams and to never give up, but also let's readers know that it's okay to give themselves "permission slips" when things don't always work out the way they want them to. As her many fans know, Sherri is never hesitant to speak from the heart, and her bubbly personality shines through in this delightful autobiography.

Win It!
Five (5) people will win a book copy of Permission Slips.

Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment with another book you'd like to read from Hachette Book Group.

Extra Entries:
Follow my blog.
Subscribe to my blog by email.
Add my button to your blog.
Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post (+3 entries).
Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about the giveaway, leave a link to the tweet.

Leave a separate comment for each entry and please leave your email address in your comment(s). Giveaway ends 11/7/09 at 8 pm CST. Open to residents of the US and Canada (no PO boxes). When giveaway is over, I will randomly draw the winners and they will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notifications.

I received book for review from Hachette Book Group. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any other way. Please do your own research before purchasing products.

Featured Blogger: Smell The Coffee Lisa

Coo-Coo's Ca-Choo has paired up bloggers to post about each other. I was paired up to feature Smell The Coffee Lisa. I am pleased to feature this blogger. Her blog page is pleasing to the eye and it was nice to sit back and read her posts.



From what I've gathered, Lisa recently started a job as an accounting manager for a company. She is devoted to her adorable son and significant other. A cat, a bird, and a bunny are part of her family. She is like me in that she has tattoos, has piercings, is sporadic in her interests, and likes to read. She seems like a down-to-earth girl and prefers to wear the most comfortable clothes ever, jeans and hoodies.

If you're a fan of football, you can participate in her Football Tracker to give your vote on who you think will be victorious.

If you'd like ideas on craft ideas or projects, be sure to check out the right side of her blog where she posts links to crafts she's going to make. These links will take you to the projects so you can make them yourself.

Football, family, crafts, recipes, and opinions can all be found at Smell The Coffee Lisa. Be sure to stop by her blog, browse around, and leave some comment love.

Overkill Much

The other day some of my kids were having a Webkinz war. They got out every one of the boys' Webkinz and I took notice that they have way too many! The boys have close to 50 of these virtual creatures. And that doesn't count the ones that two of my step-daughters own. Granted, they play online with them and play with the stuffed animals themselves. But overkill is the first word that came to mind when I saw the stuffed animals all laid out.


But then I took inventory of how many DVDs I've purchased and own. Heck, I haven't even watched some of them. To argue for my side, most of them have been purchased at a discounted price being previously viewed. But I'd be a hypocrite if I said I didn't have a collection of unneeded purchases.



Even my teenage daughter has a collection obsession....books. These are books that she owns that she still has to get around to reading. She is a bookworm like her mama and enjoys curling up to a good book.


So, I'll leave the kids to their Webkinz and books. As long as there's no argument about my next DVD purchase.

Kaskey Kids Discount Code


A couple of days ago I posted a review for Kaskey Kids. My boys have enjoyed playing with these sports action figures.
Kaskey Kids is generously offering my readers a special holiday promo code to use when purchasing their products. From November 1st to January 1st, enter the code "Holiday" for a 20% discount at Kaskey Kids. This would make a nice Christmas gift for the child in your life.


Random Tuesday Thoughts - Almost Fright Night

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It's Tuesday and that means another round of Random Tuesday Thoughts. Here's the thoughts that occupy my brain right now:

Just a few more days and it will be Halloween. I'm glad it's on a weekend this year, as there's no rush to shorten the festivities. I will be taking the kids trick-or-treating and attending a Halloween party.

I went to the movies the other night and watched "Stepfather". Went on bargain night so it wouldn't cost as much. Ticket prices were reduced and popcorn was free, but it still cost a lot more than I care to spend. The movies are a nice time out once in a great while, but I think I'll stick with renting DVDs for the most part. As for the movie, it was all right. Same ole' thriller plot, different character. It was predictable, but Dylan Walsh makes a great actor. He plays on Nip/Tuck. That show is one of my guilty pleasures. Full of raunch and manipulation, and oh so good.

The next night I rented "The Haunting in Connecticut" on DVD. Now that's a movie worth the screams. I wouldn't recommend letting the kiddos watch it (as I did not) but it's a great horror movie to get psyched for Halloween. Along with the movie theme, my husband came home after work last night bringing pizza and "Transformers 2".

I usually wait to buy movies until I can get them on sale at the video store as a previously viewed special. Unfortunately, the local video stores didn't have Transformers 2 for sale yet and we sooooo wanted to see it. In my opinion, it's worth paying full price for. Full of action and special effects. I liked the first one better, as it showed more of the Transformers characters throughout. But the second one didn't disappoint either.

I attended a birthday party for my sister last weekend and it gave me pause. I've always been thankful for my family. But that party, for some unknown reason, made me stop and think of how awesome my family is. We are all very strong-willed and opinionated, so sometimes it makes for disagreements. But I know I can always, no matter what, count on my family in time of need. We get together often and we have each other's backs. We put the "fun" in dysfunctional and I'm all right with that.

If you'd like to participate in Random Tuesday Thoughts, link up at The Un Mom.

UPrinting and Azula Winners

Two of my giveaways have ended. With 43 entries, the winner of my UPrinting Postcards giveaway is #13, Jaime.

Jaime said... 13

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For my Azula mat giveaway, I have randomly drawn 5 winners and here they are:
1. #26....Cindi
2. #8.....TJ and Amy
3. #33...Ladybug Mama of 2
4. #38...tanya904
5. #25...Carma

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered. I will be emailing the winners shortly and they have 48 hrs. to respond to email notifications or a new winner will be drawn. Many thanks to UPrinting and Azula for sponsoring the giveaways. If you haven't already, be sure to enter my giveaway for your choice of Crazy Dog T-shirt and giveaway for Angels: A Pop-Up Book.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Great Blog Giveaways #34

Here's another edition of some current blog giveaways that are worthy of mentioning:

Joolwe is an online jewelry store that offers jewelry in a wide array of metals and gemstones. Enter to win a pair of sterling silver high-polished tapered hoop earrings at KiddiesCorner Deals. Ends 11/7.

Take Time To Smell The Rose is hosting an upcoming giveaway for one person to win a set of winter baby girls clothes from Bei Bambine, with a value of over $500. Be sure to be on the lookout for this upcoming giveaway.

Flirty Aprons has designer kitchen aprons for everyone. Enter to win an apron of choice at Leslie Loves Veggies. Ends 11/4.

Bamboosa offers fine clothing and baby products made from bamboo. Enter to win a BambooBaby Hooded Towel in your choice of color at Minnesota Mama's Must Haves. Ends 11/6.

Kidorable transforms everyday, functional kids' accessories into objects that excite and enrich. Enter to win an umbrella of choice at Minnesota Mama's Must Haves. Ends 11/5.

NOVICA unites you with more than 30,000 handcrafted works of art. Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to NOVICA at A Happy Hippy Mom. Ends 11/10.

Creations Elin offers children's handpainted room accessories. Enter to win an 8x10 photo frame of choice at Annie's Home. Ends 12/1.

Pearl Paradise carries pearl jewelry in every color and type. Enter to win a pair of cultured freshwater pearl hoop earrings at Life Starring The Kids & Me! Ends 11/16.

Apericots lets you purchase predesigned or customized organic children's clothing. Enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Apericots at Leslie Loves Veggies. Ends 11/6.

Crazy About Kaskey Kids - Review


My two boys don't share many of the same interests, even though they are close in age. So I am happy when I am able to find something that both of them like and something that encourages them to play together. The University of Illinois College Football Guys from Kaskey Kids has been something that does just that. Ever since receiving these sports action figures, the boys have come up with different variations of games to play with them and have used their imaginations to a great extent.

Kaskey Kids was founded in 2001 and includes action figures for the sports of football, baseball, soccer, and hockey. Kids can use their imaginations and create their own sports game with these action figures. They've kept my boys busy for hours and I particularly like that they come with their own carrying case. When something comes with many pieces, it's nice to have them all put together in one place. The carrying case also allows my boys to take the sports figures with them when on the go.

As you can see from this picture, the football field is set up just like a real one is. The action figures are set in different poses as real football players would be.

My youngest step-daughter has even gotten in on the fun by challenging the boys to football games. Kaskey Kids also offers sports figures designed for girls, like the girl soccer action figures. All in all, my kids are crazy about Kaskey Kids.

I received product for review from Kaskey Kids. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products.

Book Giveaway - Angels: A Pop-Up Book

When it comes to angels, they are depicted in many shapes and forms. They have been represented in media, religion, and more. Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I was able to review a book copy of "Angels" by Chuck Fischer. This greatly detailed pop-up book was visual excitement. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the different stories, and it was quite a delight to see the detailed pop-ups. All of my kids checked out the book as well and were as pleased with it as I was. It has been opened many times by each person in the family to be looked at and read.




Full Description (taken from the Hachette Book Group site)

Whether you consider angels to be divine messengers, spiritual guides, or the stuff of legend, you will find something to marvel at in Chuck Fischer's beautifully illustrated Angels: A Pop-Up Book. Fischer's original art, inspired by classic images from art history, is crafted into astoundingly intricate three-dimensional pop-ups with fold-outs and moveable parts. Angels brings to life the most captivating stories of these celestial beings, from the angels of the zodiac to Biblical angels to angels in the arts and popular culture. Much like its subject, Angels: A Pop-Up Book inspires awe and wonder and is a unique gift book for all ages.

Win It!
One person has the opportunity to win a book copy of Angels: A Pop-Up Book.

Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment with another book from Hachette Book Group you'd be interested in reading from the Autumn Reads list.

Extra Entries:
Follow my blog.
Subscribe to my blog by email.
Add my button to your blog.
Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post (+3 entries).
Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about the giveaway, leave a link to the tweet.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and leave your email address in your comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada (no PO boxes). Giveaway ends November 7, 2009 at 8 pm CST.

I received book for review from Hachette Book Group. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Feature Your Fellow Bloggers

Kristin at Coo-Coo's Ca-Choo is pairing up bloggers to write guest posts about each other. For example, she will assign me to a blog and I will write up a post featuring that blog and what it is about. In turn, my blog will be assigned to be featured on someone else's blog. It's a great way to find out about other blogs and be featured on them.

If you are interested in participating, sign up here.

Great Blog Giveaways #33

After you are done entering my current giveaways, be sure to check these out:
Flirty Aprons has designer kitchen aprons for everyone. Enter to win an apron at Ladybug Soup. Ends 11/4.

For all your children's craft activities,
Creativity for Kids has you covered. Enter to win your choice of Shrinky Dinks kit at Ladybug Soup. Ends 11/1.
You can also enter to win at A Mom's Balancing Act. Ends 10/30.
And yet another place you can enter to win is at The Mom Reviews. Ends 10/30.
Beau-coup offers fine favors, gifts, and wedding decorations. Enter to win a $75 gift certificate to Beau-coup at Maria's Space. Ends 10/29.
Handbag Heaven is a leader in designer-inspired purses and handbags online. Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Handbag Heaven at Networking Witches. Ends 11/26.
You can also enter to win at Baby Loving Mama, where there will be two winners. Ends 11/5.

Campus Quilt Company is dedicated to turning your old clothes into lasting memories in the form of fun and functional t-shirt quilts and pillows. Enter to win a $150 Campus Quilt Company gift certificate at Green Mama's Pad. Ends 10/30.

Inexpensive Watches carries a large selection of discount, quality watches. Enter to win a watch of choice at Frugal & Fabulous. Ends 10/29.

Kidorable transforms everyday, functional kids' accessories into objects that enrich and excite. Enter to win an umbrella of choice at Monsters In My House. Ends 11/2.

Blog Hop - Giveaway Friday

It's time again for the Friday Giveaway Blog Hop. Enter to win giveaways at these blogs:


MckLinky Blog Hop

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordful Wednesday - Tindusters

My Wordful Wednesday for this week is focused on a Tindusters show we attended Sunday at a local park. Tindusters showcases older model cars and draws thousands of enthusiasts. There were over 900 cars at the park and all proceeds went to a local camp for children with disabilities. To participate in Wordful Wednesday, link up at 7 Clown Circus.
This is just a few of the cars that were featured. It was amazing to see so many beautiful, restored cars together all in one place.


Logan liked the flame job on this car.
Juliann liked the ghost flames on this car. This was one of my favorites as well.
This was my husband's favorite car of them all.
Allyson liked the bright, bold color of this car. You could definitely find this one in the dark!
Jason is a car enthusiast and enjoyed checking out the engines and restoration.
This was one of Adam's favorites. It was neat to hear the kids point to the cars and talk about which ones they'd own and talk about all the hard work that must have went into restoring the vehicles.

Great Blog Giveaways #32

There are a vast amount of blog giveaways going on at any given time. Here are just a few:

The Boy's Store is a premier site for boy's clothing and accessories. Enter to win an outfit at Life with 5 Monkies and 1 Ape. Ends 10/31.

The Slanket is a gigantic fleece blanket with sleeves. Enter to win a Slanket at Annie's Home. Ends 11/14.

Namaste is a family owned and operated company that specializes in handbags and accessories. Enter to win a handbag of your choice at Baby Loving Mama. Ends 11/2.

Bodylicious Bath & Body Care specializes in handcrafted bath and body products. Enter to win a $30 gift certificate to Bodylicious Bath & Body Care at Pretty Pink Momma. Ends 11/10.
Bouncing Off The Walls specializes in custom made, hand painted room decor for children's room and nurseries. Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Bouncing Off The Walls at My Organized Chaos. Ends 10/27.
Campus Quilt Company is dedicated to turning your old clothes into lasting memories in the form of fun and functional t-shirt quilts. Enter to win a $150 gift certificate to Campus Quilt Company at Life In A House of Blue. Ends 11/3.

Kidorable transforms everyday, functional kids' accessories into objects that excite and enrich. Enter to win a backpack of choice at Baby Loving Mama. Ends 11/3.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Back In The Saddle Again

randomtuesday

It's that time of the week to spew out your random thoughts. If you'd like to join, link up at The Un Mom.

It has taken me forever and a day, but I've finally gotten all my blog email subscriptions straightened out. For whatever reason, I quit receiving blog updates to my hotmail account. Therefore, I went to each and every blog I subscribe to and resubscribed to them through a new email account I have set up just for that. I did not realize how many blogs I subscribe to until I had to go to each and every one of them to resubscribe. But there's no complaints here. I'm happy to finally be able to get my blog updates again.

Talking about blogs, I have reached 200 followers. Yay me! A shout out to Ladybug Mama of 2 for becoming my 200th follower. Many thanks and appreciation to all those who follow and/or read this blog. There's a vast amount of blogs out there that are worthy of reading and it feels good to know that there are people who think mine is one of them.

These last few days have felt like fall. I was beginning to wonder if we were going to see any signs of autumn or go straight into winter. Finally! I can enjoy the autumn weather. Here's hoping it stays this way for a while. I'm not a fan of the cold or snow.

I brought home a hide-away loveseat yesterday. Hubby was none too thrilled, as he was the one who was going to have to move it to its proper spot. He got his I-told-you-so moment when it was found that the loveseat is not going to even fit in the doorway to the room I want it in. All hope is not lost because, as a woman with conviction, I will figure out somewhere to put it!

Blog Hop - Fantabulous Foto Free For All

This week's blog hop is a photo free-for-all to show off some of your photos. Here are a few of my favorite:

Three of my kids at the park that is located close to where we live. The kids like to play there and walk the trails.
This is a pic of my oldest daughter. My niece took photos of her and they turned out wonderfully.
This is another pic of my oldest daughter. She says she is Loco/Bella which stands for Crazy/Beautiful.
Me and my oldest son at the Dogwood Parade in May.
I like this photo of my niece. She was a bridesmaid in a wedding and the dress showed off her tattoos.
This is my great-niece. As cute as can be, but a tomboy through and through. Here she is covered in sand.


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