November 29, 2009

Black Friday Giveaways at Vanilla Joy!

Over at Vanilla Joy they have a bunch of giveaways going on! Head over there and check out the giveaway of a Cuisinart Rice Plus Multi Cooker! Hurry over there because it ends on Tuesday!

While you're there, look around the site. There are lots of different topics that are discussed including craft room organization, creative date ideas, obaji skin care, scrapbooking furniture, and even teaching baby sign language!

November 23, 2009

Favorite Christmas Memory

I have so many favorite Christmas memories because my parents really made an effort to make Christmas special for us. One of my favorites is when I was a preteen and wanted my own TV for my bedroom so bad. My parents kept telling me that they couldn't afford it and it just wasn't going to happen that year so I should stop asking for it. Well, on Christmas morning after we had opened all of our gifts my dad came over to me and said "Is that it? Are you sure that there are no more gifts?" He then looks behind the chair I was sitting in and comes up with a remote control. He kissed my cheek and said "Merry Christmas". He then sent me and my brother on a hunt around the house looking for the TV! It was a TV with a built-in VCR! That was an awesome Christmas!

Happy Holidays! Read some more memories at Go Graham Go and Jolly Mom.


HP TouchSmart 600 Giveaway!

How great would it be to see your family's faces on Christmas morning when they wake up to a new HP TouchSmart 600? These computers are awesome! They have amazing features like a touch screen, compatible with most gaming systems, integrated premium stereo speakers, and you can chat with your friends using the web cam! You can check it out yourself here and look at all the features and specs.
If you head over to Jolly Mom's blog she is giving one away! It ends December 7th, so hurry!

November 20, 2009

Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bag

These diaper bags are so great! They can hold:
  • Two bottles and one sippy cup in their own insulated holders
  • Jars of baby food
  • Two pacifiers
  • Lots of snacks and toys
  • Four to five sets of clothing
  • Wipes in a their own wipes container
  • Six diapers
  • A washable, full-sized changing
    pad (is included!)
  • And dedicated places for your keys, cell phone, sunglasses, credit cards, cash, ID
    and water bottle
All this and they are very nice to look at as well. See for yourself!

You can go to Mrs. Smith Diaper Bags to find out how to purchase one or you can head over to The Dirty T-Shirt to enter to win one. Giveaway ends on Dec. 4th.

Fancy Fortune Cookies

These cookies look so good, don't they?

There is a giveaway going on over at A Giveaway Everyday for a $50 gift certificate to get some of these at Fancy Fortune Cookies. Get over there and enter to win and send me one if you do!

November 19, 2009

Stroller giveaway!

Can you believe that someone is giving away one of these?

This is the Easywalker Sky stroller and retails for $499! I love the red color and the different ways you can adjust the stroller to fit your child. You can use this for a newborn up to a 4 year old (though I don't know many 4 year olds that would sit for very long in this!).

Over at Amanda's blog they are giving one away! How wonderful would it be to have one of these strollers just given to you for being on the internet? Awesome! Head over there and enter before December 1st!

November 18, 2009

Holiday Giveaway!

Head over to What's Cooking at DD because they are giving away a package of very cool gifts in the month of December! Here are some of the items to tempt you...a new paper shredder, a GC for jeans, Scharffen Berger chocolate (yum!) and many more items totaling more than $400 worth of free stuff! Get over there and enter before December 9th!

La Cucina!

Italy is literally in my blood (I'm 1/4 Italian) so when I saw La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy Cookbook I was intrigued. What's Cooking at DD has reviewed the book and it sounds like a cookbook that I would love to have in my collection.

Isn't it a beautiful book? Look how many pages there are! I can just imagine flipping through those pages and coming up with an authentic Italian meal to serve my DH (he loves to eat!).

Head on over here because they are giving on away to a lucky winner. I hope it's me!

November 17, 2009


Are you interested in wearing your baby? I know I will be when I have my children because of the benefits. There are so many options out there and one of those options is the Evenflo Snugli Sway Soft Carrier.

I love the colors in this one, too! There are other types of carriers in other colors so if this one doesn't fit your style, you have more to choose from. Head over to Evenflo to look at what they have to offer. They also have other items like car seats and strollers.

Jollymom is giving away one of the pictures carriers! Go over to her website here to enter!

Wow! HP TouchSmart 600 Giveaway!

Jolly Mom is going to be giving away an HP TouchSmart 600 computer starting November 23rd! Wouldn't this be a great Christmas gift for the family? Head over there to find out how you can get 6 extra entries before the giveaway even starts! Good luck!

November 12, 2009


Who loves cupcakes? I guess I should ask who doesn't love cupcakes because who doesn't? What could be better than cupcakes but layered cupcakes! Yes, I said layered cupcakes. Ones that look like this:

Do your teeth hurt like mine?

If you want to see more of these, Cupcakes in Jars is the place to go!. They have other flavors, but this one caught my eye (it's called Chocolate Lovers Peanut Butter).

If you want to try to win 2 FREE cupcakes, go over to Leslie Loves Veggies. The contest ends on Nov. 16th!

November 10, 2009

I love Target!

Target is my absolute favorite store! I can spend hours in there and not even spend any money (though I usually do!). Target has everything from beauty products to food items to baby supplies to pet products all under the same roof! is a great online store that helps you save money by shopping at home. Over at The Shopping Mama has sponsered a giveaway of a $100 Target gift card! Head over there and enter before it closes on November 25th!

Shop! You can check out the the complete list of bonus deals during the Extra Cash Back Event at There is also a free, comprehensive Free Shipping Guide to find free shipping codes and sales.

November 9, 2009

Medela Freestyle

Although I am not a mom, yet, I hope to be one someday soon and plan on breastfeeding my children. Medela is an awesome company who makes the best breast pumps on the market. They help mothers who want to make sure that their babies have the best nutrition they can provide but still work, leave the baby for a few hours or just allow Dad or other people to feed the baby! Their newest offering is the Medela Freestyle that can be used hands free! Head over to The Shopping Mama where she's giving one away.

Make your own soda!

I think this is the coolest thing! Sodastream is a company that makes kits so that you can make your own soda at home! Just imagine being able to drink soda without any HFCS or added sugar or anything you don't want in there. If you head over to The Bragging Mommy to enter to win one of your own! Contest ends November 15th so hurry!

November 7, 2009

We Take The Cake!

Check out this giveaway at A Giveaway Every Day. I've blogged about these cakes before and would love to try one! I'm going to keep entering these giveaways until I win one, darn it!


I don't know how anyone can look at these blankets and not have their heart melt! Aren't they just the cutest, softest looking blankets? They are found over at SwaddleDesigns and are adorable! Over at Otherhood, LLC they are giving away an organic velour hooded towel! Check it out!

November 6, 2009


So, I am sort of fanatical about my skin care products because of all the recent information about the stabilizers that are used in skin care that can be toxic to your system. For the past 5 months or so, I have been using Shea lotion from Whole Foods after many many years of using Bath & Body Works products. Scrubz is a company that is owned by two sisters who felt the same way. They have created sugar scrubs and oils from natural products and scents. Mommy2TwoGirls is giving away a chance to win your choice of a tub of scrubz or oilz. Go over and enter! Contest ends on 11/21.

Shoal Creek Candles Giveaway!

I love candles! However over the past few years there has been so much discussion about the safety of candles and how the materials can be toxic. Well, now we can all burn candles without worrying about breathing in those toxins. Shoal Creek Candles makes their candles out of soy which burns clean without toxins! They also offer delicious scents such as cinnamon buns, lavender vanilla, grandma's kitchen (oh the memories!) and blueberry muffin. Head over to Mommy2TwoGirls where they are giving away melting cubes in whatever scent you want! Have fun shopping!

November 5, 2009

Orglamix Mineral Makeup

Not only does Orglamix sell mineral makeup that is 100% artisan crafted but they also sell accessories like brushes as well as kits or tutorials that include all the colors you'll need to create a new look at home! I love this because I have never been good at makeup application. I've used the same colors since I started wearing makeup 20 years ago! Yikes! Have I dated myself?

Check out Mommy2TwoGirls where you can enter for a chance to win the Pink Chocolate collection. Good luck! is an awesome website that sells coffee products. They offer a variety of coffee brands from some of the most famous companies in the world like Starbucks, Tully's, and Caribou Coffee. They mostly specialize in the Keurig brand including the brewers and K-cups but also sell some coffee pods which can be used in other types of brewers. I've used a Keurig brewer before and absolutely love it! It's great because I prefer decaf coffee and can have a cup of decaf while everyone else can have regular. Hubby & I have always wanted one of these for our kitchen and is offering the chance to win one. Head over to Potamus Prefers to enter to win one of your very own or buy one directly from They make great Christmas gifts!