Monday, December 31, 2007

Give Cloth a Chance

Our Blessed Arrows is having a wonderful giveaway. They are giving away a set of 5 Rumpsters. Rumpsters are an all-in-one cloth diaper. If you would like more info about the diapers you can visit the Rumpsters site or Our Blessed Arrows. This contest ends on the last day of February. A winner will be picked on March 1.

I have just recently been interested in cloth diapering and would love to try them out.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Pick Me Please!!!

I just about jumped out of my chair when I found this contest. Pick Me Please!!! I have just started looking into starting a Netflix account and saw that Table for Five is giving away a years subscription to Netflix and Orville Popcorn. I would be so excited to win this.

The new natural line from Orville sounds wonderful especially the salt and pepper popcorn. Why did I never think to put pepper on my popcorn. I love pepper.

Oh and Please Pick Me!!!

winner will be chosen on Jan. 5

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a wonderful time with their families.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Movies and Popcorn

I love movies. I love to curl up under a blanket and watch movies all day if possible. Popcorn not so much although the new Orville natural line looks promising with it's salt and pepper flavored popcorn or it's garlic flavored popcorn.

5 minutes for mom is having a wonderful giveaway that I would love to win. They are giving away a year subscription to Netflix and a year supply of Orville popcorn. Winner will be announced Jan 1 and I am so hopping it will be me.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sling Love

ModMum contest at Much More Than a Mom

I love this sling fabric from ModMum. Isn't it pretty? Well I am in luck because Much More Than a Mom is giving away a sling of your choice. There isn't a specific closing date due to a baby soon to be born but you have until the new year sometime. I would just go and enter now so you are in and don't have to worry about the contest closing before you enter.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Fall Into Reading Update

Well my first time participating in a reading challenge has been fun. Fall Into Reading officially ends Dec. 21 but I thought I would share an update now since I don't think I can start a new book and get it done by then. Here is a list of all of the books I put on my challenge list and my original post.

Here is my completed list from the original list of books.

These weren't on my list but I completed these also

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Inkheart Trailer

Here you go!

I Can't Wait!

*UPDATE* They have moved the date back for the release of the movie! It doesn't come out till Jan 09, according to IMDB.

I can't stand it! The wait has already been so long! The movie Inkheart is coming out March 2008. I was so excited to finally find out when it will be released. I have been following it's progress since I discovered the book was going to be made into a movie.

I enjoyed the books Inkeart and Inkspell by Corneila Funke and can't stand the wait for the next book, Inkdeath which won't come out until late in 2008.

One other book turned to movie I am waiting for is City of Ember. I enjoyed this series as well. City of Ember, People of Sparks, Prophet of Yonwood and the fourth book coming in the fall of 2008 by Jeanne DuPrau

I enjoy watching books turned to movies. Although I prefer to read the book first and then watch the movie. I do get annoyed when the book and movie don't match up at all. I don't mind a little deviation but a completely different story I don't get. Why connect the movie with the book if it is not going to follow the books.

Just For Fun

I thought I would do a little post of all of the fun things my 3 year old niece likes to do on the computer. Maybe it will give you some ideas or some new places to visit.

Peep and The Big Wide World

Her favorite thing to do is watch Peep and The Big Wide World . I enjoy watching this show also. I don't know why. Maybe it is the simple drawings. Anyway, There is a new episode everyday and plenty of games to choose from. She usually watches an episode and then plays a few games. A sampling of the games available:
  • Trash Stash - finding items that fit a specified catagory such as metal things, round things, things that grow on trees. etc.
  • Where's Quack - Listening to Quacks voice and trying to find him in, under, behind items.
  • Memory Lane - Watching to see what Peep finds on his walk and then remembering what you saw
  • Paint Splat - Mixing colors to match the color on the card that Chirp is holding.
She does a wonderful job of doing the games and controlling the mouse. I used to have to slow the mouse down for her but now she uses it as fast as we do and even tells me she doesn't want the mouse changed.


We turn on microsoft word and let her type. She likes to type her name and the names of her family. We increase the font to a very large setting and type the names and she copies them. She is getting very good at recognizing letters and spelling her own name.

You Tube

She loves to watch videos on You Tube. Here are a few of her favorites.

Googleheads - this is her all time favorite.

Mr. Heatmiser

Frosty the Snowman

A-Tisket, A-Tasket (she prefers the song Got A Pebble In My Shoe by Ella Fitzgerald but likes this song as well)

Puddle Hoppers Custom Tutus

Puddle Hoppers is a new site that sells custom tutus for the little girls in your life. Isn't Puddle Hoppers such a cute name! My nieces love to play dress up and I know they would love a beautiful tutu. Puddle Hoppers is having a giveaway right now for a custom tutu of your choice. So stop by and take a look before Dec. 18.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Green Christmas

Here is a wonderful Gift Guide for some great ideas for staying green this Christmas. And there is a giveaway. Head on over to the Crunchy Domestic Goddess.

My True Fit Jeans

I have the hardest time finding a pair of jeans that fit exactly. Usually they fit great everywhere except the waist. There is usually a gap in the back of the waist. I also have a hard time finding jeans that fit my length. I hate walking on the back of my jeans especially in winter. That salt encrusted look up the back of the legs is not attractive.

5 Minutes for Mom and True Jeans are having a wonderful giveaway of a $200.00 Shopping Spree for jeans that will actually fit. You see you give True Jeans your measurements and they give you a list of all of the jeans that will fit you. This would be wonderful.

I just went and created a profile at True Jeans and they found me 11 pair of jeans based on my measurements that should fit wonderfully.

Here are my jeans: Christopher Blue Madison Short

Monday, December 10, 2007

I Love Sparkly Things

Here are some great sparkly things on my wish list from Fire & Ice.

Wow! That is one long list. Who knew I liked jewelry so much. My list mostly is necklaces which I do like. I saw some great things I know my mom would like and a few friends also.

Take a look and see what you can find.


Need a way to listen to all of that music that you have on your mp3 player without having to use earphones? 5 Minutes for Mom and Best Buy have teamed together to give one person an Insignia Shelf System. Winner will be announced on Dec. 16

That Gap!

You know that gap I am talking about. The one between the waist band of your pants and the hem of your shirt. The one that grows when you sit/bend down or raise your arms up. THAT GAP! I hate that gap!

There is a product that works to cover that gap, it is a Blush Topless Undershirt. I could use one of these and would love to have one.

I am in luck because A Mom in Red High Heels is giving away 2 of these undershirts. I hope to win and save the world from viewing that gap anymore.

Sunday, December 9, 2007


I am back home and am able to post photos again.

Two Great Giveaways from CPA Mom

CPA Mom is having a few giveaways. She is giving away a play puzzle farm from Oompa Toys and a Little Laureate DVD set. The set contains My World Gallery, My World Adventure, and My World Colors. You have until Dec. 12 to enter for the farm and until Dec. 13 to enter for the DVDs.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Dream Slings

I have already mentioned how I like to use slings to carry my nieces.  Well I think I need a new one.  My mom likes to use my slings to carry her granddaughters also.  Another sling would be great for this.  

I'm in luck because Along for the Ride is giving someone a chance to have a $250 shopping spree.  I would love this.  You have until Dec. 31 to enter.

Here are some of the slings I am wishing for:  (have to click the link to see.  No pictures still)

Beco Baby Carrier in Sky Temple - I like this because it is just like a mei tai only faster to get on and off.

Moby Wrap D in black and red silk - I have never used a wrap and I think this is the one to try.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Kangaroodle Giveaway

Sophistishe is having a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to Kangaroodle.  Head on over to enter before Dec. 8.  

Another Chance!

You can have another chance to win a great gift basket from Parents.  5 Minutes for Mom is having a giveaway where you can win a total of 13 items from Parents.  To see a full listing of what you can win take a look at 5 Minutes for Mom.  That is a great giveaway!  I know my nieces would love to play with many of the items in the giveaway.  You have until this Dec. 9th to enter.  Better hurry.

no pictures still.  Man posts are boring without some sort of picture to go with it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Puzzles and Cars

DE Reviews is having a great giveaway for a puzzle and toy garage set from Parents toy line.

My 3 year old niece is really into puzzles right now and this would be great to give her.   The 13 month old would really like the toy cars and garage.  

Head on over to DE Reviews to find out how you could win.  This contest ends on Friday.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Pay it Forward Winners

Sorry about not choosing my winners yet.   Being out of town makes you forget sometimes.

Winner of Water for Elephants is laura k.

Winner of The Honk and Holler Opening Soon is Vail. 

I will be contacting winners by email so be checking those inboxes real soon. 

I don't have an email for laura k so if you are reading this please contact me.  I will give you one week to contact me and then I will have to choose a new winnner.  I don't want to pick a new winner but I will have to.