»And there are so many other things that have
Thursday, December 31, 2009
»And there are so many other things that have
3 1/2 out of a possible 5.
Finding Joy in the Journey is hosting an amazing giveaway!! She is offering 1 lucky reader her mom's cake decorating Start To Finish DVD. You can check out her mom's stuff HERE; it's quite awesome, really! CLICK HERE to enter! 01/12
MomStart always has wonderful giveaways!! Check them out:
Wellness Meats $75 sampler pack! CLICK HERE to enter! 01/25
$10 Pizza Hut GC! CLICK HERE to enter! 01/25
Mommy? I'm Hungry! is giving away two very awesome prizes:
Pirate's Booty New York Pizza Snacks! CLICK HERE to enter! 1/16
Eighty MPH Mom is giving away 500 business cards!! Boy, oh boy - I could use these to advertise my blog!! :) CLICK HERE to enter! 01/18
Leslie Loves Veggies is giving one lucky reader a bottle of Vino Cotto di Montillo! CLICK HERE to enter! 1/19 - While you're there, check out her blog's new look!! :)
Mom Saves Money is giving away a $10 Starbucks giftcard! CLICK HERE to enter! 01/13
Outnumbered 3 to 1 is giving 3 lucky winners the I Love You, Beth Cooper dvd! CLICK HERE to enter! 01/18
WCatDD is giving away 3 coupons for free Tyson Any'tizers! CLICK HERE to enter! 01/09
Earl's Daughter is not only a sweet lady, she also has sweet giveaways!
$50 Toys R Us gift card! CLICK HERE to enter! 1/29
The Not-So-Blog is hosting two very awesome and delicious giveaways:
$25 gift card for Wendy's! Oh gosh - YUMM! CLICK HERE to enter! 1/25
Tyson Any'tizers! (3 winners!) CLICK HERE to enter! 1/25
Monday, December 28, 2009
1Blog Or Treat Swap
2Blogger's Santa Swap
Both were hosted by Shannon from The Mommy-Files! They were both so much fun that I have been inspired to host my own swap!!
Now, I am hosting my own swap now.
It will be for Valentine's Day.
Name: Cupid's Blogger Swap
When to sign up: Now, in the comment section (please include e-mail address)
Deadline to sign up: January 5th
Swap Date: February 1st.
What's going on?: I'll send out a survey on Janurary 9th. You all fill it out and send it back to me. I'll assign everyone partners. You'll send your secret partner a package of Valentine goodies. (Spending limi $20)
Why? It's a fun event and will help you to meet fellow bloggers!
I will be getting everything together around January 5th. This will allow people to have time to sign up and me to get everyone a partner.
There will be a 'spending limit' of $20 (not including cost of shipping).
I look forward to doing this with everyone!!
So, if you're interested in doing so, please leave a comment below including your name & e-mail address. Thanks so much.
I did not receive any form of payment or product for this post. It is soley for the entertainment of my readers and the hopes to host a fun event.
My package included yummy candies, such as Palmer Mint Favors (which are one of my favorite candies!!), it also included many different decoration sorts .. even Christmas lights!!
Unfortunately, my digital camera is no longer working (I really need a new one!!) -- so I am unable to show any pictures. But just trust me whenever I say that my goodies were fantastic!
Thank you Launi, for the goodies!
And a BIG Thank you to Shannon for hosting the swap!!
I was not paid in any way to do this post; however, I was involved in a swap, hosted by The Mommy-Files.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
As if this were not devistating enough..
The picture is Brittany Murphy's lifeless, dead body in a tub. A little much, if you consider the circumstances of her own death!
I personally think that this shows incredible character of Redbox. Thank you, Redbox.. this is the right thing to do.
R.I.P Brittany Murphy (November 10, 1977 - December 20, 2009.
I did not receive any form of payment or product for this post. It is soley to inform my readers of a terrible death and coincidence.
I will hopefully be posting pictures of Christmas presents soon for everyone to see.
I hope that everyone has had a great few holiday days and are about ready to get back on the ball. After today, I should be rolling again.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The mail hadn't ran yet. I love getting mail - it's wonderful, and always puts a smile on my face whenever I get something (unless it's a bill, of course..).
So, I just went back out & checked the mail. Maybe there'll be something good this time.
Five pieces of mail - Bill. Bill. Bank Statement. Junk. -- And then... something else!
It was for me! Yay! In the upper right-hand corner read The Mommy-Files! I knew it was my coupon for Free Stephen's Hot Chocolate that I had recently won. And it was. But.. there was something else! A card? Yess! This is the FIRST Christmas card that I've received!!
Thank you so much, Shannon! Your card really made my day!! Your card was such a surprise, but I love it. I wish you a very Merry Christmas, as well.
I did not receive any form of payment or product for this post. It is soley for the entertainment of my readers and to thank a fellow blogger (i.e. The Mommy-Files)
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Do you have Swagbucks? If not, you should.
You simply search, using the Swagbucks Search Engine (which you do not have to download or anything!!) and you'll win Swagbucks! After you gain a certain amount of Swagbucks, you can go to the Swag Store and purchase things - just for searching the internet with Swagbucks.
Basically, Swagbucks is like Google, except you earn swagbucks and can redeem them for REAL prizes!
If you're interested in joining:
Use My Referral Link, please.
I did not receive any form of payment or product for this post. It is soley to inform my readers of Swagbucks and to hopefully gain referrals.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
A Blog to Brag About is giving away Blog Makeovers. CLICK HERE to enter! 12/26
Rockin Mama is giving away a set of Wilton Ultra Gold Bakeware. CLICK HERE to enter! 01/05
Momstart is giving away multiple things that I'd be thrilled to win; check them out if you'd like:
Audiovox EarBudeez. CLICK HERE to enter! 01/04
A fifty-dollar American Express Gift Card. CLICK HERE to enter! 01/04
Melissa & Doug Stand. CLICK HERE to enter! 01/04
Jimmy Dean Sausage Coupons. CLICK HERE to enter! 01/04
BBC Gift Favorites. CLICK HERE to enter! 01/04
$5 gift card to Wendy's. CLICK HERE to enter! 01/11
Over at The Mommy-Files, you could win multiple awesome things - once again :)
LeapFrog Chat & Count or a LeapFrog Scribble & Write. CLICK HERE to enter! 01/02
Nestle Holiday Package. CLICK HERE to enter! 01/04
The Speedy Gormet is giving one lucky reader a $20 gift card to Domino's! yumm! CLICK HERE to enter! 01/06
Eighty MPH Mom is giving away 2 totes filled with doggie products. (2 winners!) CLICK HERE to enter! 01/10
Saturday, December 19, 2009
It would probably be Shannon from The Mommy-files. She is constantly working (which in some ways I'm thankful for because I love her site) but she certainly deserves a break. If I had the financial ability, I would send her, her husband and three boys on a beautiful (& excitingly fun) vacation. I don't know where to, but I'd figure it out.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Very short. Nothing special. I couldn't really do much with my hair, but I always tried to keep it fixed well for him. It was usually just straight or leave it natural (slightly wavy) or just put it up in a nice looking bun / ponytail.
However, there were those days that, by the looks of my hair, I should have been waiting for my application to work at a Haunted House.
I usually am awake no later than 9:30 a.m., which I feel that considering I'm a 19-year old, freshman in college that I handle mornings extremely well. However, yesterday, I woke up a bit earlier than usual because I had to take my LAST final! (woo-hooo!!!) Anyways, I get home from taking my final around 10:00 a.m. and decided that I needed a shower. I didn't have time for one earlier. When I was in the shower, I started thinking about my hair (nothing new, usually when I wash my hair, I think of different ways that I'd like to 'one day' try doing my hair - although it never really happens).
I grabbed the gel, hairspray, and two hair-ties. I seperated my hair into two even parts, using my natural part (like you would do if you wanted pigtails). Then I applied the gel, lots of it. I put up both sides of my hair, seperately, into two horrific buns. Then layered on the hairspray.
Poor Joshua. I ran into the room (where he was still sleeping).. snuck into the bed and woke him up, while looking like this. haha. I could tell that he was confused.
So I explained to him that I looked like this so that I could look pretty for him later. He leaned up, kissed my forehead and said "You're always beautiful to me, my silly girl." Ah. Something's are just too sweet to let go of -- and Joshua is certianly one of them.
Later, around noon, we had to go to town. So I took down my awful looking buns, and sprayed in more hairspray. The aftermath was sheer perfection and total luck.
Here are the simple steps to creating your own signature:
»Go to MyLiveSignature.com.
»Create a FREE account. Click the CLICK HERE TO START button to do so. Now you should be at a page where it gives you three choices: 1Using the signature creation wizard, 2Draw a signature straight to the screen, 3Using a snanned image. Click one of the options and go to next page. I chose the first option: Using the signature creation wizard, which is what the following steps explain how to do. However, if you want to use another, the directions seem to be quite simple.
»Type in your name or nickname (whatever you'd like the signature to read).
»Pick one of the fonts. I chose number 1, I like the swirls.
»Choose the size of the font that you think looks best. I chose Size #5, not too big, not too small.
»Now choose the text color and background color. I chose to leave mine normal.
»Next, choose the slope of your signature. I did mine as a Slope #5.
»Two Options Now. Read all of this before choosing. 1Now choose what you will be using the signature on, for me it was Blogger, then use the form that it gives you. The website will then go in and post a small post on whatever site you chose and say something like "Awesome signatures made here - Cool" and then have a website button or something. 2To avoid having this done, simply save the picture of your signature rather than choosing a site.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Fill out the simple Review &/or Giveaway Form.
Send me an email at email@example.com (please be sure that the subject mentions review, giveaway, or blog)
There are several options for you to choose from when working with me:
I ask that you ship the full sized item(s) to me, free of charge and that I keep the item(s). I ask that you allow me to review the item(s) for a full 2 weeks from the day I receive the item(s). Once I get a thorough feel of the reviewed item(s), I will write my thoughts down be it positive &/or negative. I am honest and thorough in my reviews. I want others to get a feel for what I reviewed so they are comfortable about their future purchases with you or your Company. I will send you a copy of my review before posting so that we are both in agreement with what I mentioned was thorough enough for you or your Company.
Review & Giveaway:I ask that you ship the full sized item(s) to me free of charge and at the end, I keep the item(s). The items for review would be the exact, or close to it, as the item(s) up for the giveaway. The review will be placed on the same page as the giveaway. The giveaway will last a full 3 weeks from the following day after my 2 week review. I will put a link up on my blog as a review post so others may link back to the item(s) for future reference. After the giveaway has ended, I will email you promptly with the winners name, mailing address & any other info you may need. You will be responsible for shipping the item(s) to the winner. Let me know if there is a fee so I can mention that in the review.
I will post up a giveaway on my blog without needing to review it. After the giveaway has ended, I will email you promptly with the winners name, mailing address & any other info you may need. You will be responsible for shipping the item(s) to the winner. Let me know if there is a fee so I can mention that in the review.
Shipping Information About Giveaway Prizes: I will send you the information of the winner(s)and you ship the prize to the winner. I will not be held resposible for the shipping payment or loss/damage to winner(s) prize. I ask that you ship the prizes to the winner(s) in a timely manner. I also appreciate Tracking numbers and estimated delivery dates.
»I reserve the right to refuse any product.
»All posts will be done within a reasonable time. For reviews, please allow up to two weeks for the post to be published. Short posts and giveaways will commonly be posted quicker.
»I will not provide/sell you my readers' information (i.e. e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, etc), so please do not ask. (The ONLY personal information that will be given is the winner(s) shipping information [and number, if required]).
»Please provide any specific pictures and logos that you wish to be used in the post, as well as keywords/text links that you wish me to include (four or less keywords is preferred).
If you have any further questions, please contact me you would like to work with me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Something To Talk About
If you already have some Christmas shopping that you're going to be doing at the Dollar General, why not get a coupon for 12/19?! Even if you're not already planning on going there this Saturday, it's always worth it to have a coupon.. just in case.
Please be sure to enter my Land O' Lakes Coupon Giveaway! There are 5 winners!!
(No, it isn't for FREE products, but it is for 75¢ OFF. The giveaway is courtesy of me, not a company. I'm sorry it isn't for a FREE product, but it's the best that I can do during the holiday season.)
Thank you, TCA for the heads up!!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
This morning, I found a fantastic site that had almost 30 current giveaways!! And of course, I wanted to enter them!
I fill out the form with the required entry. Click Submit. No problem.
Fill out the form with the first second entry. Click Submit. BAMMM!
You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.
Uhg. Okay. No biggie, I'll just type a bit slower.
So I fill out the next extra entry:
You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.
And there that little booger is again!
Alright! Fine! I will type with my darn index fingers only, if it makes you happier.
I fill out the next extra entry (I love extra entries!!) and
You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.
Okay. Something has to be wrong here. By this point, I'm typing about 5 words in thirty seconds, which really is a longgg time in the typing world.
I'm tellin ya, this Demon hates me! Soo, what do I do? Give up the many, many giveaways that are still left to enter on this site or continue to type like a snail when I should be doing some homework? Ahh. Giveaways, how I love thee.
Of course I continued to enter the giveaways. It has taken me almost one entire hour to enter the giveaways! But, I like giveaways, they're fun to do and even better to win!
And as added by Mami2jcn, the Captcha codes are pretty evil, as well.
So, to the point. Have any of you found this Blogger Demon? Does it
Saturday, December 12, 2009
My Virtual Tutor: Reading for First Grade to Second Grade for Nintendo DS! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/21)
Knife & Fork Lifts! CLICK ERE to enter! (12/15)
The Not-So-Blog is giving away the dvd Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian! (5 winners!) CLICK HERE to enter! (12/31)
Stay At Home Mom is offering one lucky reader 2 Pillsbury Cresent Roll coupons & 3 Platters! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/27)
AnnOnandOn is giving away one Hamilton Beach 3 Cup Chopper! Ohh, how I love cooking - yet suck terribly at chopping veggies! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/20)
MomStart is giving away multiple great giveaways! Go check them out.
Dragonology DS game! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/14)
Nitro Need for Speed DS game! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/28)
Fannie May gift card! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/28)
It's Complicated! 1 grand prize, 2 additional winners. CLICK HERE to enter! (12/30)
The Mommy-Files is always giving away something worth entering! Anytime that I decide to write posts/blurbs about giveaways, I can almost guarantee that you'll see atleast one giveaway from her site! Right now she has:
Year Supply of Meat (12 coupons) for HillShire Farms! (2 winners!) CLICK HERE to enter! (12/15)
Cook's Ham! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/17)
Subway Gift Cards! (3 winners!) CLICK HERE to enter! (12/17)
Smucker's Gift Baskets! (3 winners!) CLICK HERE to enter! (12/18)
Martha Stewart Gift Basket! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/18)
The Eight MPH Mom is hosting a deliciously, mouth-watering Godiva gift basket from Chocoholic.com! YUMM. CLICK HERE to enter! (12/19)
Leslie Loves Veggies is one of those blogs that you just can't stay away from once you've visited it. She's too sweet. But if you haven't visited her blog yet, here's a good reason to.. She's giving away one 10" Open Skillet from Extrema Ceramic Cookware! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/23)
Friday, December 11, 2009
Well, I decided that I'd make him his FAVORITE desert ever! (It's a fruit desert that his aunt use to make for him whenever he was younger) -- It includes a few different fruits, jello, and sour cream ;; nothing too hard - or so I thought.
I've made it twice before: once around last Christmas & once for Father's Day. This time, it was different...Somehow, I managed to make it terrible! I mean, close to unedible! Grosss! (I'm thinking that the sour cream was bad.) Yet, my dad still ate a few bites -- he's a great Daddy!
I suppose that tonight would have been a good night to have used Dinner in a Box by Destination Dinners! Destination Dinners are Recipe Kits that combine food, travel and beautiful design into an incredibly memorable gift. Maybe if I had one of these, I could have gotten everything right for desert! On the bright side, I was able to save the night by making Apple Dumplings and putting Vanilla ice cream on top of them! YUMM!
Either way, the Destination Dinners would have made things better!
Speaking of Destination Dinners, MomStart is having a giveaway for one! So, if you'd like to try one for yourself, head on over to MomStart & enter to win! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/28)
I did not receive any form of payment, recomendation or product for this post. All facts of this product have come from Destination Dinner's website. This post is for the enjoyment of my readers.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I have a code to share with you -- by using this code, you will get 80% OFF the everyday, already low price of the restaurant gift certificates!
I have purchased three gift certificates from there - two as gifts, and one for Joshua and myself. I only paid $6, for a total of $75 worth of gift certificates!!
They really do work, and it's a great deal!
Here is the 80% OFF code:
So, when you're checking out, be sure to use this promotional code to get 80% OFF of your purchase!!
I did not receive any form of payment, recomendation, or products for this post. The opinions here are soley my own. The code is curtesy of the Restaurant.com Newsletter.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Joshua and I in front of a beautiful waterfall -- we didn't know it didn't show in the picture.
Almost everyone has an 'imaginary boyfriend/girlfriend' when they're younger -- Joshua's "first girlfriend" was Betty Boop! So here's a cute picture of Joshua & Betty.
And here's a picture of me with Joshua's ex. Obviously I'm not too thrilled about being so close to my competition. I've gotta hand it to her, she's pretty tough competition. :)
These guys looked so real.
Yeppers, it's Forest Gump!! (Ahh, it was freezing!)
I tried on a "pimp" hat -- didn't look too pimp, though.
I was trying to scare away the scary gorilla -- didn't work.
I am going to try my best to be a part of this - 9 questions and 9 answers every Saturday.
1. What to you is the most joyous aspect of the holidays?
This is my first holiday season being able to buy for my family & I must say that it's been the best to me, thus far. I love being able to get other people gifts!
2. Do you get much snow where you live? If yes, do you enjoy winter sports like skiing or would you rather stay in by the cozy fire?
There's a bit of snow (even right now!) but not enough to do much with it. However, if there were, I would love to try skiing or sledding...then again, a warm fire & hot cocoa sounds stupendous!
3. Have you ever been on a sleigh ride or a carriage ride? Do you even like horses?
I have not - but I think it would be wonderful.
4. During the busy week, what do you do to relax?
I enter giveaways. ha. Actually, aside from that, I like to watch movies with Joshua at the $3 theater.
5. Do you get stressed during the holidays?
I haven't yet, but give it time - as I said before, this is my first holiday season being able to do things on my own.. so I haven't had the time to get stressed yet. :)
6. What holiday song could you happily never hear again?
Ah, as terrible as this sounds -- I don't really care much for the holiday music. I prefer everyday music. (Although I secretly love "Santa Baby.")
7. How do you decide on what present you pick for a person?
I just go shopping at a store that I like, look around, and if I happen to see something and I automatically think "Wow! My sister would love this.." or "Whoa! Joshua could really use this.." - then I buy it.
8. What does this holiday season mean to you and why?
So far, it's the best. Joshua and I are finally able to purchase gifts for our families and begin our own family trends. It's amazing.
9. What holiday movies best describe the season for you and why?
Really.. I'm not sure. At the moment, I can't even think of a holiday movie.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I never even expected blogging to last; between being a Full-time college student, keeping time with my fiance, and all of the other things that I do.. But suprise, suprise -- 50!!
I'm sorry that I don't have a giveaway for you all - if I could, I would. Maybe on post 75 or 100?? I'll see what I can do! :)
After all, my readers deserve a little something for being loyal.
Soo, I'd like to thank everyone that is following me and reading my blog -- I know I'm not a very active blogger, but I promise that I try to be.
Thank you all.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
April Showers Blog Design is having a HUGE giveaway and celebrating her OPEN waiting list that starts January 1st! April not only does blogs - but also invitations, announcements, calendars, cards, business cards, custom illustrations, and so much more! Just by pasting this paragraph on my blog I'm a winner!
Prizes: (Can also be given as gifts! Gift wrapping available! Okay...just kidding. But I do have an adorable gift certificate made up just for this purpose!)
Services include Blog Design, Custom Illustrations, Logos, Business Cards, Invitations, Announcements, HTML editing, and any other custom requests that are graphically related! (Services without a price listed on my blog are $20 an hour.)
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Comments are TOP SECRET until December 5th when the winners will be announced at 10pm MT. Prizes must be claimed by December 10th at 10pm MT by using the "Contact Me" tab above. Winners will not be personally contacted. All prizes are for redemption between January 1st and January 31st 2010 and may be finished at any point within that time frame.
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup maple-flavored or pancake syrup
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 ham steak (1 lb.)
GRILL ham steak 3 min. on each side. Brush with 1/4 cup of the mustard mixture; cook 1 to 2 min. more on each side or until heated through.
SERVE with the remaining mustard mixture.
Add extra flavor by grilling over soaked hickory wood chips.
Use Your Broiler
Preheat broiler. Place ham on rack of broiler pan; brush with 1/4 cup of the mustard mixture. Broil, 4 to 6 inches from heat, 3 min. on each side or until heated through. Serve with the remaining mustard mixture.
Total Time: 11 min
Makes: 4 servings
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
We're going to Gatlinberg to see the Christmas Parade!
I'm realy excited -- for a bunch of reasons!
1 - I've never been to a "real" parade -- only the ones in my small town!
2 - I've never been to Gatlinberg (And I've heard that it's crazy awesome!)
3 - A vacation ;; who wouldn't be excited?!
I'll try to take pictures, but the phone that I have doesn't take very good pictures - either way, I'll try!
Do you have any plans for these Holiday Seasons? Any vacations?