Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Chittypulga and Adventures in Babywearing

Adventures in Babywearing and Chittypulga have teamed together to giveaway $75 gift certificate to Chittypulga. They have the cutest little shoes, toys and clothes. Check them out and find out how you can win by visiting both Adventures in Babywearing and Chittypulga. Here are some of the cute things I found.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Getting Ready for Fall TV with a New TV

5 Minutes for Mom and Best Buy are giving away one of the most generous giveaways ever. An Insignia® 37″ Flat-Panel LCD HDTV! This incredible prize is valued at $799.99. I can't believe it! I want to win this one. I think I say that about all of the prizes though. Please visit 5 Minutes for Mom to find out how you can win. Contest lasts till Friday, Aug. 17 at 12 am EST.

Friday, July 27, 2007


What fun this week has been. Thank you Shannon for organizing this great event and thank you to everyone who visited my site this week. Ok, now on to the winners.

Winner of Set 1 is crafty carolinagirl comment #17

Winner of Set 2 is Sarah from "lets here it for the boys" comment #1

I have sent an email to crafty carolinagirl and left a comment on Sarah's site. Sarah, I don't have your email address so if you would still like your clips make sure you contact me using the email link on my profile page. Make sure you let me know where to send your new clips.

Make sure you contact me soon. If I don't here back from the winners by Monday, July 30, I will pick new winners.

Winners were chosen using Random.com

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Super Cool Tools Giveaway From Ryobi July 23rd-August 10th

Shakhammer is giving away a Ryobi Super Combo Kit. This kit includes a Drill, Circular Saw, Reciprocating Saw, and Flashlight all in a super cool canvas bag. Retail value is $160.00. Visit Shakhammer or Ryobi to find out all the specs on the tools that you could win. Make sure you enter before Aug. 10 at Midnight. Winner will be announced in the morning on Aug. 11.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Dog Days of Summer Bloggy Giveaway is Here!

It's here! The day of the Dog Days of Summer giveaway! You can enter to win lots of prizes by visiting Rocks in My Dryer. I plan on entering for some great items.

Now here is the exciting part, I am participating in a new way! I am having my first giveaway today! Two people have a chance to win a set of 6 homemade hair clips! I love these clips they keep very fine hair out of faces and eyes.

I have two sets available. Leave a comment and tell me if you would like to win set 1 or set 2.



Here is how you can enter to win and other important information.
  • This giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers. Just leave an email or a link to your blog so I can contact you if you win.
  • US residents only.
  • Leave a comment letting me know you would like to enter and what set you would like to win
  • Drawing will be held on Friday, July 27 around 5pm eastern. Winner will be announced shortly after. (I will also try and contact winner through email but check back just in case I was not able to contact you)
I think that is everything. Wow! I can't wait to see who the winner is going to be. I am excited! Good Luck Everyone!

Close up of Hair Clips

Rockstar Giveaway

Fina'Drea and My Rockstar Baby are giving away a cute onesie set with a pair of babylegs. I love babylegs! The onesies are adorable. The bum of the shirt has cute sayings such as Smell Ya Later Gator (which happens to be my favorite), Seats Taken, Beach Bum, and many others. Visit Fina'Drea to find out how you can enter. Not sure of a drawing date because they are moving.

They should make a onesie with an exit sign on the butt or one with Wiggle, Wiggle on the butt. How cute!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

What's Grosser than Gross?

Have you ever been witness to a baby bottle with an ounce of milk left that has somehow grown legs and walked under the couch to hibernate and putrefy? If you are a parent or a caretaker of small children, I am sure you have been witness to this phenomenon. I was looking for some lost toy parts and happened to look under the couch to see if they had rolled under there. Way in the back I found it. That most repugnant of bottles. I should have just thrown the entire thing away but I thought I could save it. I will not describe the sight or the smell upon opening it is too ghastly.

Feel free to share your grosser than gross stories with Adventures in Babywearing. You might just win a Dirt Devil Kone.

Monk & Neagle

I just discovered this band. Monk & Neagle. Take a listen to them. They sound pretty good. Thank you BooMama.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Another Book Giveaway

A Mama's Rant is giving away your choice of a book. The books are The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani or Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand. Visit her site to find out how you can win.

$300 of Free Dairy Products

5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a giveaway for gift certificates worth $300 of free dairy products from Horizon Organics. This company sells milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, butter and other fun products for kids. One great thing is it is Organic and they have a new milk with DHA Omega-3 milk. It is an essential fatty acid that supports brain development. Visit 5 minutes for Mom to find out how you could get some free milk.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Coming Monday, July 23

I am thinking of participating in the Dog Days of Summer Giveaway. This would be my first giveaway! Basically, all participating blogs are going to be posting giveaways the week of July 23. Rocks in My Dryer will be linking to all of the blogs participating. People comment on your blog if they want to win your goodies. The goodies can be anything from handmade items, previously read books, gift cards, regifted items, just about anything could be up for grabs. Drawing will be held on Friday, July 27 and the winner announced. It will be like one big week of FREE GOODIES! I skimmed over all of the comments on Rocks in My Dryer's site and it looks like there are going to be many blogs participating. Visit Rocks in My Dryer for more information and check back on Monday, July 23 to see if I have come up with something to giveaway.

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My Favorite Children's Books

Proud to Be Country is giving away a children's book of her choosing. All you have to do is leave a comment on her site or blog about the giveaway and tell her your favorite children's book.

Some of my favorite books:

Sweet Pickles - I loved these books as a child. They came in the mail every month.

*I loved a series of books from the library that were picture books with no words of various different scenes. The books had different themes such as underwater and circus. They had a blue cover. Anbody know what books these are?

Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss - always a great book especially when combined with making your own Oobleck.

Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney- This book has wonderful illustrations and rhyming text. It is about a Llama waiting for his mom to come tuck him in at night.My Beautiful Child by Lisa Desimini illustrated by Matt Mahurin

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood illustrated by Don Wood

I love all the Legend books by Kathy-Jo Wargin. The Legend of Sleeping Bear, The Legend of the Loon, The Legend of Mackinac Island, The Legend of the Petoskey Stone, The Legend of Leelanau, The Legend of Michigan and many more.

I could go on and on. I have several more favorites but I think this post is getting a little long.

Protect those chubby baby legs

Fina'Drea along with Dittany Baby are giving away a pair of Skidpants. These are just like leg warmers for babies. I loved me some leg warmers in the 80s. Skidpants protect little crawlers knees from the hard floors. They also keep legs or arms warm when it suddenly turns chilly. If you would like to win a pair visit Fina'Drea to find out how.

These are my two favorite patterns of the new lightweight skidpants.

The Orient

Sweet Chocolate II

Apron Love

Look what came in the mail yesterday. A gorgeous new apron from Dustpan Alley. Isn't it pretty! I won it from the apronpalooza that Nan from Life is Like a Lunchbox had last month. I only got to wear it for a few minutes though because my 3 year old niece saw it and wanted to wear it. She made lunch, ate lunch, washed dishes and danced in it. I finally got a chance to try it later and it is wonderful. Visit Dustpan Alley for more great aprons, household items and pretties for you. Thank you Dustpan Alley for making me look great in the kitchen.

Monday, July 16, 2007

$50 at Kangaroodle

Adventures in Babywearing, Mama Speaks, and Kangaroodle are collaborating together on a great giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to Kangaroodle. They have many great items for your babies needs. Mama Speaks is a great review site by moms. They have some great giveaways also. Check them out.

Look at this great clock I found at Kangaroodle.

I won!

I won the book Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers from At Home With Heather. She is participating in the Pay it Forward Book Exchange. I will be reading the book and hosting my very first giveaway. Look for that in about a month.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Movie Night

Lille Punkin' is giving away movie tickets for 2 (Hollywood Movie Cash redeemable for 2 tickets). If you would like to go to the movies this summer and see the latest blockbuster visit her site to find out how to win tickets. The contest ends July 30th. Her sponsor this month is The Cute Kid. Check them out too.

Blessings for Your Baby

Are you tired of those sarcastic baby onesies and would like something sweet and pure for your new little one? Fina' Drea and Blessed Baby are giving away a Blessed Baby onesie of your choice. Visit the site to sign up. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 17

Monday, July 9, 2007

Win it

Baby Talkers is giving away a nursing support pillow from Blessed Nest. This looks like a great support pillow. They want to know your favorite breastfeeding moment to be entered. Here is mine:

Favorite breastfeeding moment? I am not a mom (yet) but I plan on nursing my babies when they come. I would have to say that my favorite breastfeeding moment would have to be my mom choosing to breastfeed me. She did not nurse my older brother so I was her first. I am thankful that she made that choice for me and her.

Visit this site to find out how you can win. Contest runs until July 21

Pay It Forward Book Giveaway * with Updates

Overwhelmed with Joy is hosting a Pay It Forward Book Giveaway. You can have a chance to win a gently used book. After you have finished reading the book, you will have a chance to Pay It Forward by hosting your own book giveaway. This is a great way to get something fun in the mail and also a great way to give something fun. It is also a great way to discover new authors. This months book is Lucky by Alice Sebold. Visit Overwhelmed with Joy to find out more information and to participate in this fun giveaway.

UPDATE: Here are a few other blogs that have decided to participate by giving away their own books in the Pay It Forward Book Exchange.

A Peek At My BookShelf
She is giving away Return To Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

At Home With Heather She is giving away Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Bright Like the Son she is giving away Bygones by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Taking the Challenge she is giving away a book a week. This week is The Storekeepers Daughter by Wanda Brunstetter

Lori's Stitch in Time: Creating Memories for a Lifetime
is giving away Uncharted by Angela Hunt.

Quiet Time with Carolyn she is giving away Beyond Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

Friday, July 6, 2007

Baby Brown's

Baby Brown's and Facipiers and Stinky Toes are collaborating together to bring you a great giveaway. A Mustard Sprout Marshall diaper bag set (valued at over $120!). You have until August 5th to enter this giveaway.

Mama Speaks

Visit Mama Speaks for some great prizes.


What is a Podonbutai, you ask? It is a new style of baby carrier created by Jen at All Natural Mommies. A hybrid of a Podeagi, Onbuhimo, and a Mei Tai. A Podonbutai! Would you like to win one? Head on over to Adventures in Babywearing to add yourself to the giveaway. This giveaway ends July 11 at 10pm (cst).

Thursday, July 5, 2007

To Scan or Not to Scan

5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a giveaway of a receipt scanner. What a great way to keep track of receipts, bills, business cards/mommy cards. Another blogger suggested scanning your child's artwork. I think that is a great idea. Check out the Neat Receipt Scanner site to see they many ways the scanner can work for you.

Hold Me Near

Hold Me Near is giving away a Hotsling. Visit their site to find out how you can earn raffle tickets. You must supply your answers by July 25 to be eligible for the drawing.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ready for an Adventure?

Life in a Shoe is hosting a giveaway of Vision Forum's exciting new adventure series, Ballantyne books. There are 10 books and all of them sound very good. Ready for an Adventure? Then head over and try your luck at winning a great book. If you hurry I believe this is still week one. You might be able to get your name in for the first book, The Coral Island.

Biblical Womanhood is also having a Ballantyne book giveaway. She is giving away the entire set on Saturday. So visit her site to enter her giveaway.

Doodle Bugs

Would you like to win a $20 gift certificate and win one for me? Head on Over to Doodle Bugs and enter their contest to win a gift certificate to their store. If you enter tell them Lace sent you and I will have a chance to win also. Here are some items from their store.

Ornamental Round Stamp: I love the look of this stamp. It would be perfect for labeling all of my books.

Here are some perfect note cards for summer a set of 10 Popsicle Folded Notes

Monday, July 2, 2007

Pepper Moms Designer Apron Giveaway

Shak In Style is giving away one of the most gorgeous aprons I have ever seen. This contest is sponsored by The Pepper Kids. The apron is The Onyx Hostess apron recently seen on Oprah. They wanted to know what my favorite kitchen accessory is. I would have to say that my favorite is my garlic press. I use garlic in everything and the easiest way to do that is with a garlic press. You have until Midnight on July 11 to enter.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Vera Bradley Contest

Pinks & Blues Girls is giving away a Vera Bradley Purse, coin purse, and The Body Shops Coconut Body Butter. The Vera Bradley purse is Nantucket Navy "Little Betsy" The body butter is courtesy of Sheena Williams, who is a body shop consultant. Visit her site to see all of the great deals you can get from Sheena and then head over to Pinks & Blues Girls to find out how you can enter too.