Monday, December 13, 2010

Now is the perfect time to give your child the gift of possibilities for the holidays with Rosetta Stone Homeschool — and you can WIN a Level 1 Homeschool program, language of your choice (valued at $249)!

Right now Rosetta Stone is having a special Holiday promotion on our Homeschool Edition program and we’d like you to help spread the word! Everyone can save up to $150 on Rosetta Stone Homeschool by visiting our website at

By helping us spread the word you can win a Rosetta Stone Homeschool Edition Level 1 program, language of your choice, valued at $249.

This is a computer based curriculum and Rosetta Stone will also include a headset with microphone, and a supplementary “Audio Companion” CD so you can practice lessons in the car, on the go, or where-ever!

Students participate in life-like conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone incorporates listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing along with speaking and pronunciation lessons. For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program to allow parents to easily enroll up to ten students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, grade completed work (the program grades the work automatically as the students progress), and you can view and print reports for transcripts. Homeschooling a lot of kids at your house? This program is designed to enroll and track up to ten students (five users on two computers) and will work for nearly all ages — from beginning readers up to college students.

To win this program, copy these paragraphs and post them in (or as) your next blog post, and/OR post about this contest on your facebook page. Then go to the original page at and leave a comment saying that you’ve posted about, or have linked to, the contest. Please make sure the link works to get back to the original contest page when you post, and good luck!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms Review and Giveaway

I am a long time user of Carmex products.  In fact, my kids once accused me of being addicted to Carmex because I never go anywhere without a tube of Carmex in my purse.  I was delighted to be given the opportunity to review Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms as a member of the Carmex Blog Squad.

I received both the Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms to try and I love them!  The Carmex Moisture Plus bathes your lips in moisture and leaves them kissably soft. Carmex Moisture Plus contains SPF 15 so it protects your lip from the sun as well making them look and feel great.  The sheer pink and sheer peach add just a hint of color and are perfect for daytime use or a night on the town!  I found the Moisture Plus to live up to the high standards of the Carmex line of products and was very pleased with the length of wear.  This is one product that I will continue to use and recommend to my friends.

WIN IT!  I have a set of Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach tint lip balms to give to one lucky reader!

Mandatory : Follow me publicly via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment.

Extra entries:
1.  Follow Carmex on twitter
2.  Follow me on twitter 
    (5 entries, leave 5 comments)
3.  Tweet this giveaway, can be done daily

Open to US residents age 18 at the time of giveaway.  This giveaway will end on December 15th at 10:00 pm CST and will be chosen by  I received free products so that I could conduct the review, however the opinions are my own.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Why I need a new mattress (or should I say, why Pepper needs a new mattress!)

My Airedale, Pepper thinks that she is a person!  She likes to sleep in the bed with my husband and I and she would really, really like a more comfortable mattress! Maybe she can win one here!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Date Night...stay in and go all out!® with Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill!

Date night...What is that?!!  Seriously, once we had our two wonderful children, it seemed like date night was a thing of the past.  When my husband and I first started dating, we enjoyed trying out new and exciting restaurants.  We especially loved Italian food and Chinese food.  Thanks to My Blog Spark, Macaroni Grill, and Wanchai Ferry, my husband and I were able to have a "date" at home.  They sent me a package of Creamy Basil and Parmesan Chicken Mix from Macaroni Grill and a package of Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken Mix along with a $25 gift certificate to buy any other supplies we might need for our "date"!  We decided to try them both and they were super easy to prepare and delicious!  We had a lovely "date" with great food and conversation!

 You can find  Wanchai Ferry® and Macaroni Grill® Dry Dinner Kits at most grocery stores.  Here is a coupon for $1.50 off two packages!  

For more information and dinner tips, visit and 

I have a Date Night Package to offer one of you!  It will include a Wanchai Ferry dry dinner kit, one Macaroni Grill dry dinner kit, and a $25 Visa gift card that you can use to create a magical date night at home.

To enter this giveaway,  tell me about your first date in a comment.  Do you remember what kind of food you ate?

For extra chances to win you can do the following:

1. Follow me via Google Friend Connect

2.  Follow Macaroni Grill on twitter 

3.  Follow me on twitter 

4.  Tweet this giveaway, this can be done daily

This giveaway will end on November 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm CST and is open to US residents only.

Thank you to Wanchai Ferry, Macaroni Grill and MyBlogSpark, who provided the products, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

5 ways to create personalized holiday cards

It is not even Halloween yet, but have you noticed all the Christmas decorations up in the stores?  I am not complaining because, it gets me in the mood for the holidays early and gives me the the opportunity to create personalized holiday cards.  I discovered a wonderful online site to create and purchase creative custom holiday cards,

 My tips for creating a memorable personalized holiday card.

1. Find the perfect family photo that shows something fun or unique about your family.  My husband is a pilot and we have posed in front of his airplane for our photo for our holiday cards.  Friends and family members love getting a card that includes a photo, especially people you might not see often.  It is a great way to stay in touch!

2. Use a non-posed photo.  Some of the best photo cards I have received are those that caught the kids doing what ever it is that they do, like playing a sport or on a Boy Scout or Girl Scout outing.  This gives the card recipients a chance to get a glimpse of your everyday life and looks more natural and fun.

3. Have you child draw a picture and use that as your holiday card.  Upload the drawing just as you would a photo for a personalized and unique holiday card.  Allow them to use their imagination!  The more colorful and bright the better.  They can draw a picture of what the holidays mean to them or even something abstract.
The grandparents will love it!

3. Instead of the usual "Happy Holidays" write a personalized message.  I always sit down and and write a personal note in each card.  You do not have to write a book!  Just a few lines makes the card so much more personal than just signing your name.

3.Sit down and type out a family newsletter that you can print and include in your holiday cards.  Everyone enjoys "catching up" with important family events.

I love sending and receiving holiday cards, especially the ones that include a photo.  It is always so good to see a picture of our friends and family members each year during the holiday season.  Purple Trail allows you to add your family photo to many different card templates or if you are feeling extra creative,  you can use  their Design Center to start with blank card and easily create your own design. They also have several different types of cards available including the traditional folded card, flat card and even post cards.

Happy Holidays!

I wrote this post to participate in a giveaway for and it makes you eligible for a PurpleTrail gift code.

Halloween fun with Hershey's Candy!

My family loves Halloween!  When my kids were younger, they had such a good time dressing up and trick-or-treating in our neighborhood.  As they have gotten older, they now love to hand out the candy to the little "goblins" that come to our door.  We always have an assortment of Hershey's Candy for all the trick-or-treaters. My sons especially love Kit Kats and the Reese's Pumpkins.   We also have continued a yearly tradition of "Booing" one of our good friends.  My youngest son likes to be the one to sneak up to their house, ring the door bell and run!  Our "Boo" basket would not be complete without Hershey's candy. 

I have already purchased my Hershey's candy and we are ready for the Trick-or-Treaters!  I just hope that my guys don't eat all the candy before Halloween!

I wrote this post as a part of a contest  to win a Hershey's Halloween prize pack as a member of the Moms Bloggers Club.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cheerios "Do What You Love" Sweepstakes!

Cheerios® is giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, your ultimate family vacation.  As part of a paid promotion for their “Do What You Love” Sweepstakes, Cheerios® is sponsoring my post today about what my ultimate family vacation would be. Read mine, enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to actually win your own fantasy family trip or one of a bunch of other great prizes.

My sons are 17 and 21 and I would love to go on a family trip to Europe!  My ancestors originally came from Germany and my husband's family came from England.  I would love to visit those countries with my sons to explore our roots.  As a family, we have taken some wonderful trips including going to  Hawaii twice.  The one thing that we always try to do when we visit a new place, is to find out something about the history of that location.  We are all quite interested in history and love to visit places of historical significance. 

My sons are also quite interested in music.  They are both very accomplished guitar players and their idols are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.  We would love to tour the places made famous by the bands associated with the "British Invasion" during the 1960s.  We would like to go to Liverpool and explore The Beatles Museum, visit The Cavern Club and also see John Lennon and Paul McCartney's boyhood homes.  We would love to recreate the famous Abbey Road album cover by walking across Abbey Road in London.  

A trip to Europe would be a dream come true for my family!  My sons will both be graduating this school year, my oldest from college and my youngest from high school.  I would absolutely love to take them on this trip as a graduation present.

Don't forget to enter the  Do What You Love” Sweepstakes  for a chance to win your own ultimate family vacation. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Giveaway!! Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits Prize Package

I am from the south and if there is one type of food that southerners love, that is biscuits!  Growing up, we had biscuits several times a day.  For breakfast, we would have sausage biscuits , country ham biscuits or my son's favorite sausage gravy biscuits!  Dinner would just not be complete without  biscuits!

While I do not prepare biscuits as often as my mother did, I do enjoy serving Pillsbury Grands Mini Biscuits to my family.   

Each 70-calorie biscuit is a delight when served hot from the oven, with a warm fluffy center and golden, flaky crust. Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits are the perfect size for kids, or for mini sandwiches and appetizers. There are countless recipe options, from miniature ham sandwiches come lunchtime, to delicious sliders for nighttime entertaining. There are so many ways to make these biscuits and your family will love trying each one. 

Be sure to click here so you can save $1.00 on the purchase of any Frozen Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits.

I was fortunate enough to receive a Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits prize pack which includes a VIP coupon good for a free package of biscuits, a $15 gift card to purchase your recipe creation/experimentation needs, a biscuit basket, a butter dish and spreader!

I have the same Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits prize pack to offer one of my lucky readers, which was generously provided by Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark!

Here is how you can win this great prize package!

1. Check out the recipes at and let me know which one you would like to try!

2. Follow me via Google Friend Connect.  If you already follow, just let me know in a comment.

3. Follow me on twitter

4. Tweet about this giveaway and include #myblogspark in your tweet, this can be done daily.

5.  Follow Pillsbury Treats  on twitter

This giveaway will end on October 15th at 10:00 pm central time.  This Giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Many thanks go to Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark for providing the prize packages, information and opportunity for this review.

The opinions expressed are my own and  Prize Packages and information were provided from Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark  for Giveaway and Review.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Elmer's Bag it Forward! You can help!

Elmer's Bag it Forward is helping to raise up to $10,000 for Adopt-A-Classroom.  for school supplies!  You can help by giving a virtual bag of school supplies to other bloggers or by writing about your Back to school Shopping trip to Walmart!

Elmer's is donating $10 for each blog  participating!

I am a loyal Walmart customer!  I have been shopping for school supplies at Walmart for many years.  My youngest son is a senior in high school this year, so shopping for school supplies was a little bittersweet.  We have performed this back to school ritual for the last 13 years and I am sure that I will miss it next year.   We purchased all the essentials, including pencils, pens, composition books, and notebook paper.  Walmart has the best prices!  My son came along with me and I hope that he took notes and will continue to shop at Walmart for his college school supplies next year.


  • Copy and paste these rules into your blog post or Facebook note.
  • Create a post giving a “virtual bag of school supplies” to other bloggers or write about your Back to School shopping trip at Walmart.
  • Link back to the person who gave you a bag of school supplies.
  • Let each person you are giving a virtual bag of school supplies know you have given them a bag.
  • Leave your link in the Elmer’s Virtual Bag It Forward comment section. You can also find the official rules of this virtual #bagitforward program there.
  • Elmer’s is donating $10 for each blog participating in the Virtual Bag It Forward Donation to Adopt-A-Classroom (up to total of $10,000 for blog posts written by September 10,2010).
  • Please note that only one blog post per blog url will count towards the donation.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Hoa, the winner of the poster giveaway!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Flavorful Low-Sodium Family Meals with Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends!

Over the last few years, I have been trying to limit the amount of sodium in my diet  for health related reasons. Reducing salt in your diet can help prevent high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. When I began using less salt in my cooking, my family grumbled a little until I discovered Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends!  There are 15 flavors of Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Seasoning Blends.  Each Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blend is an all-natural blend of 14 natural herbs and spices. The Mrs. Dash web site is packed with useful tip and fabulous recipes that every member of my family (even the picky eaters) enjoy!  I have tried many of the recipes and I would like to share some of my favorites with you!

Fruity Spinach Salad

  • Salad
  • 1/3 lb. (165g) spinach leaves, washed
  • 1/2 pt. (240mL) fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. (15mL) slivered almonds
  • Dressing
  • 1 tsp. (5mL) Mrs. Dash® Lemon Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. (15mL) SugarTwin® Granulated White
  • 2 Tbsp. (30mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. (30mL) rice vinegar
  1. Place salad ingredients in attractive bowl.
  2. Make dressing by mixing remaining ingredients together.
  3. Toss spinach with dressing and serve immediately.

Baja Chicken Breasts with Oranges and  Jalapeno

  • 2 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Fiesta Lime Seasoning Blend
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Fiesta Lime Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, about 5 ounces each
  • 2 oranges, cut into wedges
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  1. In a blender, combine the orange juice, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, Mrs. Dash® Fiesta Lime Seasoning Blend, and lime zest. Puree until blended.
  2. Coat a shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken in prepared pan and pour orange juice mixture over top. Cover with plastic and marinate for at least 15 minutes and up to 24 hours (refrigerate chicken if marinating longer than 1 hour).
  3. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Bake chicken 30 to 35 minutes, until cooked through. Serve chicken with extra marinade spooned over top and orange and lime wedges on the side.

Twice Baked Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. (15mL) Mrs. Dash® Original Blend
  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) 2% milk
  • 2 Tbsp. (30mL) unsalted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Scrub potatoes and pat dry.
  3. Pierce skins with fork.
  4. Place potatoes directly on oven rack.
  5. Bake 50 to 60 minutes.
  6. Cut lengthwise slice from top of each potato.
  7. Scoop out potato, leaving 1/4 inch (6cm) thick shells.
  8. Mash potato flesh in bowl.
  9. Add sour cream, milk, butter and Mrs. Dash® Original Blend; mix well.
  10. Spoon mixture into potato shells.
  11. Place filled potatoes in baking dish.
  12. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
My family loves all of these dishes! The Twice Baked Potatoes are my sons absolute favorite.  They would be thrilled if I served them everyday.  My favorite is the Fruity Spinach Salad.  I have served this salad for parties and always get so many compliments.  You do not have to give up flavor to reduce sodium in your diet, just add Mrs. Dash!  Give it a try and let your picky eaters be the judge!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the Mrs. Dash and TwitterMoms blogging program for a chance to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Giveaway! 18x24 Poster Print from

I am very excited to be hosting a giveaway sponsored by, a leader in online printing.  The wonderful folks at have graciously offered one lucky Up in the Air's reader a 18x24 Poster Print either Semi Gloss or High Gloss!  
I can think of so many possible uses for a custom poster! It would be great to use to decorate my son's room! UPrinting offers cheap poster printing, so I could decorate a whole wall!

UPrinting is a leading online printing company that provides high quality printing at the most affordable prices. For over 25 years, UPrinting has been a trusted leader in online printing, featuring its signature easy-to-use website and the famous Free File Review, a complimentary proofing service which requires no upfront payment. UPrinting offers convenient marketing support services such as design, lists, and direct mailing to help grow small and medium-size businesses nationwide.

Powered by brand new fully automated in-house Komori presses and CREO direct-to-plate, we offer faster turnaround with minimal human error and lower overhead cost. This allows us to provide customers with consistently high-quality printing at the lowest possible prices.

Win it!

One lucky reader will win a custom 18x24 Poster Print!

How to Enter:

Visit and look around.  What other of their products do you like?  Let me know in a comment

Bonus entries:

Follow me via Google Friend Connect

Follow me on Twitter

Tweet about this giveaway (this can be done once daily, leave link in comment)

This giveaway will end on  Monday, August 30th at 10:00 pm CST.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.  The winner will be chosen via and will be notified by email.

Disclaimer:  This giveaway is sponsored by and 
I received no compensation, monetary or otherwise, for posting this giveaway. All opinions expressed in this giveaway post are my own.

Fractures! A new way to print and frame your photos!

I love to take photos!  Sometimes it can get  really expensive, printing and framing your photographs.  There is a new process called Fractures which allows you to print your digital photos directly on glass. They have combined printing, framing and mounting into one simple process. You upload your photo to and they print it on glass and send it to you with everything you need to mount and display your work of art!  If I am one of the first 100 participants, I will be receiving a Fracture picture frame to review and I will be writing a follow-up to let you know what I think!

I wrote this blog post in response to a TwitterMoms RAMBO alert, making me eligible to get a Fracture picture frame for review. You can learn more about Fracture at”
One Project Closer is giving away a DuoFast FloorMaster 250 BN Nailer!  We are rebuilding an old house and will be installing a wood floor very soon.  This nailer would be great!  We have rented nailers in the past but you are always in a rush to finish because you have to get them back!   This giveaway ends on August 27th so hurry and enter at One Project Closer!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

ten tips for saving money during the back-to-school season

I have been doing this back to school thing for it seems like forever!  I have one son in college and the youngest will be a senior in high school this year!
I have learned a thing or two over the years and my top ten tips for saving money are:

1.  Stock up during the back to school sales!
2.  Take advantage of tax free days.
3.  Use coupons, especially on the items on sale!
4.  Check with friends and neighbors who have older children who might can pass down books, etc.
5.  Resale shops! You can find awesome buys at resale shops!
6.  Now is the time to stock up on basics, like socks and underwear while it is on sale.
7.  Lots of stores have sales on snack foods. Great for school lunches!
8.  Watch the newspaper for great deals on calculators, computers, etc.
9.  College students can save lots of money by buying used books.
10. Many college book stores now offer the option to rent books for a fraction of the cost of buying.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Staples
blogging program, making me eligible to get a $50 gift card. For more
information on how you can participate,
click here 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I have always been plagued with skin problems!  As a teenager, I had the occasional break-outs but as I got older the problems did not lessen... they got much worse!  I tried all the over-the-counter acne remedies, but nothing really worked for me.  I went to the dermatologist and have tried Accutane, topical medications and antibiotics but still little relief.  I would love to try microdermabrasion at home! I am sure that I would seem a real improvement in my skin!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Congratulations to Min K.! Winner of the Cheerios "Do What You Love" Giveaway!

My family and I love to camp! We have two son who are both Eagle Scouts and my husband and I are Scout Leaders. I remember going on camp-outs when my sons were Cub Scouts and somehow, I always was the one who brought the S'mores fixings! I remember those little boys, with huge smiles on their faces, lining up to get their marshmallows, Hershey Bars and Graham Crackers! We had the best time!

You can make some S'mores and some smiles too!

I am trying to win an Ultimate S'mores Prize Pack as a member of as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cheerios "Do What You Love" Giveaway!

I have been a huge fan of Cheerios for as long as I can remember! I grew up eating Cheerios as a kid and have continued to enjoy Cheerios as an adult. (I had Cheerios for breakfast this morning!)

Cheerios is now giving YOU a chance of a lifetime!

Now through July 23, 2010, you can submit an original 150-250 story showcasing what you love to do for a chance to win the prize of a lifetime!

Cheerios is partnering with country music superstar Martina McBride and professional athlete Cal Ripken, Jr. for the “Do What You Love” Contest. McBride and Ripken will recognize two lucky people with prizes that will make their hearts race.

One music lover (and a guest) will tour the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum with McBride, hang out with her in her recording studio – the world famous Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tenn. – and even get VIP tickets to one of her upcoming concerts.

Another lucky baseball enthusiast (and a guest) will have the chance to hang out and play catch with Ripken and to tour the Ripken Youth Baseball Academy in Aberdeen, Md., with the “Iron Man” of baseball himself. In addition, the winner will throw out the first pitch at the Cal Ripken World Series and sit in Ripken’s reserved seats at a Baltimore baseball game.

For a chance to win the experience of a lifetime with McBride and Ripken, visit

I love to volunteer! I have enjoyed working at my kid's schools, I have been a Cub Scout leader and a Boy Scout leader, a PTA board member and I am currently volunteering in the College Room at my son's high school. I have also taken on the position of one of three directors for the Class of 2011 Project Graduation. This is my most challenging project yet! We will be planning and hosting a drug-free, alcohol-free graduation celebration for 400 high school seniors!

What do you Love?

Now for the fun part! I have a "Do What You Love " Prize Pack that includes one box of Cheerios and a $25 American Express Gift Card to give to one lucky reader!

All you have to do is let me know what you LOVE to do!
For an extra entry follow me via Google Friend Connect.
You can also tweet this giveaway daily!

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 10:00 pm CST. Entrants must be at least 18 years old and reside within the United States. Winner must respond to the winning e-mail within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: Cheerios provided me with the free product, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Our Ordinary Life has a Flip SlideHD giveaway going on until July 20th. There are many ways to enter, including leaving a comment sharing your ideas about family movies!

You can enter HERE!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pretty Little (Gaijin) is hosting her first giveaway! The prize is a cool keychain camera! It is a Vistaquest VQ1015 ENTRY keychain camera!

You can enter here!
Simply Being Mommy and Volkswagen have a great giveaway going on just in time for the summer road trip! I drive a Volkswagen Touareg and it is my favorite vehicle ever!
The giveaway ends on July 2nd.

You can enter at Simply Being Mommy

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Duo-Fast FloorMaster 250BN Giveaway at Home Construction & Improvement

Home Construction & Improvement and Duo-Fast are giving away a FloorMaster 250BN finish floor nailer. My husband and I are in the middle of a remodeling project on a very old house. We are planning on installing wood floors in the house and this nailer would be such a help! We have installed wood floors several times and have had to rent nailers in the past.
Enter here!

Black and Decker Cordless Trimmer Giveaway!

You can win a Black and Decker Cordless Trimmer over at One Project Closer! I could really use a new weed eater. The one we have is too heavy and I just cannot manage it!
Enter Here!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Congratulations! Breanne!

Congratulations to Breanne, the lucky winner of the $30 Kroger Gift Card!

Monday, June 14, 2010

One Project Closer has a great giveaway going on! They have a SKIL Orbit Sander up for grabs! This is something that I could really use! I have a wooden front door that needs to be sanded and refinished. This sander would be perfect for the job. Giveaway ends June 14, so hurry!

Enter here!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Blessings Abound Mommy and Volkswagen Routan has a great Summer Road Trip giveaway going on until June 23rd. I drive a Volkswagen Touareg and I just love it! It is my favorite car ever! This is a great prize package and I would love to win!

Enter here!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Giveaway Mommy Mandy and VW!

Just in time for the Summer Road Trip, Mommy Mandy and VW have a great Road Trip prize package up for grabs! My sons would love to have the VW guitar. They actually played one in our local VW dealer's show room a couple of years ago and had a blast. They are very accomplished guitar players and put on quite a show!

Enter here!

Dads Rock Giveaway Bash: Kindle DX at Moms Need to Know!

There is a fantastic giveaway going on at Moms Need to Know! You could win a Kindle DX in time for Father's Day! My husband would love one!

You can enter here!

Black and Decker 24 Volt Cordless String Trimmer Giveaway at HCI!

Home Construction and Improvement is giving away a Black and Decker Cordless String Trimmer! This is something that I could really use! I have a constant battle weed-eating my yard and this would be perfect! It is light weight and has a 13″ Cut Swath cuts more area per pass!

You can enter here!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kroger Family of Stores’ Pound for Pound Challenge and Giveaway!

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC's hit TV Show “The Biggest Loser” and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year.

I am a huge fan of "The Biggest Loser" and Kroger! The timing could not be any more perfect with swimsuit season upon us. I have made a pledge to lose 10 pounds!

Here is how you can help!

* Visit to make your pledge to lose weight and to get more information and to find tools to change your life for the better. It is free, easy and only takes a minute to make a change that can help you and help the hungry in your local community.

* Through June 30, 2010, for every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® — enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank.

As the official supplier of the Biggest Loser Ranch and partner of the Pound for Pound Challenge, the Kroger Family of Stores wants to help you achieve your goals. If you’re a fan of the Biggest Loser, you may have seen several great General Mills products featured on the show. These products, including Yoplait Greek yogurt, Total, and Multigrain Cheerios, are available at your local Kroger Family of Stores and can help you stick to your weight management plan.

One reader will receive a $30 Gift Certificate that can be used at any Kroger Family store!

How to enter!

Just go to the Pound for Pound Challenge and make a pledge and let me know in a comment. If you do not need to lose any weight, just check out the Challenge and let me know something you learned.

Extra Entries!

Follow me via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment
Tweet about this giveaway (can be done daily) and leave a comment

This giveaway will end on June 14th at 10:00 p.m. Central time and will be chosen via a Random Number Generator. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Kroger Family of Stores gift card, information, and giveaway were all provided by the Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through MyBlogSpark. All opinions expressed are my own.
It is summer and time for a ROAD TRIP! Baby Loving Mamma along with VW Routan has a fantastic giveaway going on! So many great prizes! My sons would love the VW Guitar!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sex & the City HP Touchsmart TM2-1070US Laptop GIVEAWAY

The Fashionable Housewife has a exciting contest going on! You can enter to win a HP Touchsmart Laptop! This is one sleek, sexy computer! Enter by June 6th 2010 at 11:59pm ET.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Reviews from the Dad Side has a great giveaway going on until May 20, 2010. Up for grabs is a Flip Camera! This would be wonderful to take on vacation this summer. I have a family reunion this summer and I would love to have a Flip Camera to take along and video the whole event!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Heather at Giggling Kids has a great contest going on! She reviewed a lovely notepad from Mommy Pads and More and she is giving away a notepad or address stamp to one lucky reader!
I would love to win this to give to my sister, who just moved.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

iPhone apps for kids

What would be my ideal Mother's Day? I'm so glad that you asked! I would love to be able to sleep late, maybe someone else could get up and let the dog out for a change. I would also like to have my choice for breakfast, probably waffles. I would like to get a "Happy Mother's Day" wish from my sons and a kiss would be nice. What would be a really great gift? Why an iPad of course!
I’m participating in a contest at Best Kids Apps, a blog about iPhone apps for kids, for a chance to win an iPad.

Prom 1976!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I am so excited to be participating in this years Ultimate Blog Party! I am relatively new to blogging. I just discovered Blogs last year about this time and decided to start my own. I am a stay at home Mom of two sons, ages 21 and 17. I have kept myself very busy with my kids by volunteering in their schools and various activities that they have been involved with, such as Boy Scouts. The most recent thing that I have volunteered for, is to be Co-Director for my son's Project Graduation event next June. Talk about a party! We will be hosting an drug free and alcohol free evening of food, fun, games and prizes for 400 kids! Whew! I'm tired already and the event is over a year away! Wish me luck!

Back to the Ultimate Blog Party, I would love to win the Toshiba Satellite Computer!
**GRAND PRIZE at the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025**
The other prizes I would love to win are:

US101 – One lucky winner will get this $450 Human Touch Foot and Calf Massager that is being given away by Still Blonde after All These Years!, a blog for women over 45.
Provided by: Still Blonde After All These Years!
Visit Our Fan Page: Still Blonde After All These Years

39 -Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) for one lucky winner, (2 night stay for a family of four) at any Hilton Garden Inn.
Provided by: Hilton Garden Inn
Follow here: bloggin2noggin

USC 17 – With the upcoming release of their iphone app in the next few weeks, CmomGo is offering up a $200 Apple Gift certificate. For moms that do not currently have an AT&T contract and have wanted that Iphone this will cover the cost of a 16Gig 3GS iphone with the signup of a 2 year contract with AT&T. For our moms that already have an AT&T contract with a different phone this can be used towards the purchase of a new iphone or it can be used for anything else at the Apple store! Our friends from CmomGo sure hope you use it for an iphone though!
Provided by: CmomGo

72 – Your Shape for Nintendo Wii A fitness video game featuring Jenny McCarthy Comes with a motion tracking camera! All for one lucky winner!
Provided by: Kristie’s List
Follow here: KristiesList

and also 112, 31, 32, 46, 52

I'd love for you to follow my blog!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I would love to win a HP Photo frame! They not only hold pictures but you can access the internet and check the weather! How cool is that! I am entering to win at Mommas Review you can too!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Win a HP photo frame!

You can win a HP Photo frame at No Time Mommy! I would love one of these frames for Mother's Day! It has so many cool features!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Getting out of Credit Card Debt

I have been extremely lucky to have never really gotten in over my head as far as credit card debt goes. Several times in my life, I have had more credit card debt than I would like and the way I was able to pay down my debt was to make it a priority and then just do it! I have also made it my rule to always pay off my credit cards each month and not to carry a balance. If I cannot afford it, I do not buy it!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Win $200 of Sephora Products from Kia and MomStart! Hurry ends 3/29/2010

Win a Nook!

I would love to have a Nook! You can enter in Susan Heim's contest to win a Barnes and Noble Nook! Hurry the contest ends on March 31st!

Congratulations to Emmy*Coffee, the winner of the mirra products package!

Monday, March 8, 2010

This should be another great week on General Hospital! This week, Sonny is already suspected of a murder he didn’t commit, but wants his son’s approval. Sonny is driven to tell the truth about Claudia’s real killer. If Dante finds out the truth, what will he do now?

I will be tuning in each day! How about you?

I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other General Hospital branded items to facilitate my review.
This should be another exciting week on The View! I am looking forward to tuning in each day.
The line up for this week is GREAT!

MONDAY, MARCH 8 – The day after the Oscars!! It Isn’t over till the co-hosts have spoken! Guest co-host Vanessa Williams (“ABC’s Ugly Betty”); Day of “Hot Topics”; co-host Sherri Shepherd will Skype live from Hollywood post-Academy Awards and share her Oscar experience; Chris Cuomo breaks down crimes in the headlines. First time musical guests – Lady Antebellum perform

TUESDAY, MARCH 9 – Guests -Andy Garcia and his daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido (“City Island”); Elissa Stein and Susan Kim (author, Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation).

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 – Guests: Forest Whitaker (“Our Family Wedding”); Jesse Ventura (author, American Conspiracies).

THURSDAY, MARCH 11 – Sir Elton John will be sitting with the women at the table and partaking in “Hot Topics”; Guest - Eric McCormack (“Who Is Clark Rockefeller?”).

FRIDAY, MARCH 12 – Co- Host Kate Gosselin is back and will join the women and the return of “The View: Fashion Friday” with designer Carolina Herrera.

I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other The View branded items to facilitate my review