Monday, July 27, 2009

My beautiful footstool from My Couture Kid!

A few weeks ago, I found out that I had won a footstool of my choice from Moody Mama Says and My Couture Kid! As soon as I looked at their site, I was excited to see that there was a butterfly footstool. My daughter had picked butterflies as her room theme, so I figured it would be perfect. The only thing was, the colors weren't the same. When I got the email from My Couture Kid, they let me know that they could pretty much do anything shown, in ANY color! So, that confirmed it, I was getting the butterfly stool in pink and purple.

It showed up today, and I was so excited to open it... it is ADORABLE! And, it matches Ash's room perfectly, so thats even better!

I cannot thank My Couture Kid and Moody Mama for this giveaway, and my daughter thanks you too! She is in love with it, and I will definetly be showing everyone her stool and where to go to get one of their own!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I love school supplies!

I'll admit it, one of my favorite things to do it shop for school supplies! There's something about a new pack of crayons, sharpening a brand new pencil, or putting notebook paper in a new binder that makes my day, always has. I liked shopping for supplies when I was in school, before I had kids I would buy my little sisters their supplies, and now I get to buy them for my kiddies!
Once I see the Target shelves stocked with everything, my head goes into planning mode. Where can I get the best deals? Who needs what and how many do they need? Can I get extra and donate to a shelter?
The funny thing is, my mom, who loves to shop just like me, HATES school shopping. Once the schools came out with the premade supply packs, she was all for it. Not me, I want to go to 9 different stores to find those 4/$1 crayons, $1 markers, 10/$1 folders, and I want to let EVERYONE know how much I saved! Even if I spend more on gas than everything else, which my hubby pointed out a few days ago, lol!
So, I have my notebook by my purse, with all the sale prices listed, and tomorrow I will start my hunt for the best bargains! I'm pumped, yes i am!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Enter to win a Flip and Doodle Easel desk!

All Children's Furniture is a store specializing in children's products. From toddler beds to toys, they have tons of great products to choose from, and right now you can win one of those great products over at Perfectly Win a Step 2 Flip and Doodle Easel Desk with Stool! There are multiple ways to enter. Hurry - ends July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Merry Christmas in July!!

I received my package from the Christmas in July swap from my partner, Shannon, and I just have to say she is AWESOME! I didn't give her much to work with, I am a BORING person, but she just picked the most perfect presents out! One thing I love to do is shop, and she got me the most adorable Shopping Angel, I'm hoping it will bring me luck on future shopping trips! And the cutest ornament, with cookies on it!
I also got my favorite Bath and Body scents, Sensual Amber and Midnite Pomegranite, Body wash, soap and lotion, along with a gift certificate! And when I'm "trying" to take a nice relaxing bath,away from the kids, I can read the book she got me, The Christmas Thief by Carol Higgins Clark! Perfect for the theme!
I can also snack on the bags of Trail mix, I've got 3 to choose from and they are all yummy, I had to hide them from the hubby, lol! Then after my bath I can use the little beauty bag filled with goodies, including the Colgate Wisp I've been wanting to pick up, just never did.
I have to say, Shannon, you are wonderful, thoughtful, and I cannot thank you enough! I love absolutely everything you got me, I hope you enjoy your package as much as I do!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Want to win some Fortune cookies?

I LOVE fortune cookies, and what I think I'd love even more is chocolate covered fortune cookies! Like the ones over at Fancy Fortune Cookies, god they look delicious! is having a Fancy Fortune giveaway, with the winner receiving a $75 gift certificate! Thats ALOT of cookies, I think I'd be a happy camper if I won!
Head on over there and get your entries in, giveaway ends Thursday, July 23rd!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Get ready for a party! A Big Kid party, that is...

Jollymom and Gograhamgo are having a blog party, and I'm excited to attend! I have 2 children so I know how those little changes can be tough, here at my house we're still working on a few! At the party, we'll be introduced to new products that can help us mommies out in those hard times!
Head on over to and, to get more info and pick up their button while you're over there. It will earn you 3 more entries into the giveaways!
See you all at the party!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Do you love computer games? I do!

I have an addiction, and that addiction is computer games! I will download 1 hour free trials of games and then get so mad when it ends, but I hardly ever buy the game in the end. Unless, of course, they are on clearance at Target!
I became a fan of the Hidden Object games a few years ago, and now there is a new one out, Dream Day Wedding, Viva Las Vegas! These are so fun, I could play for hours!
Want to win a copy? Head over to, she has a giveaway to win a cop of Dream Day wedding!
Get on over and enter, contest ends August 27th!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Want to win a really cool gift for your child?

I know my kids LOVE to ride, bikes, scooters, skateboards, anything with wheels, they are in heaven! Well, I think that they would just love to have this Step 2 Ride on Motorcycle! Who wouldn't?!
Ilovemy5kids is hosting a great giveaway sponsored by All Children's Furniture!
The winner will be getting a Step 2 Red Ride on Motorcycle.
This giveaway ends July 24, 2009 so don’t miss out on your opportunity for a chance to win a smashing cool ride.
Head on over and get your entries in before it's too late!

Monday, July 13, 2009

What a great mail day!

I've been signing up for free samples for about 4 years now, and I still get excited when a new one comes in the mail. I've also won a few giveaways in the past month, so those are extremelly exciting to get.
But today, when I pulled up to my mailbox, my daughter said, Oh a package! I pulled it out and saw 2 more packages in there! Then as we pulled up to the door, I saw another 2 packages at the door! I seriously was in heaven!
So, this is what I recieved today...

Sample of Rachael Ray dog food (doggie loves that stuff!)
Sample of Pantene shampoo
Sample of Caress bodywash
Ficklets that I won in a giveaway, these are SO cool!
My jewelry kit I won from House of Gems, and I cannot WAIT to start making stuff!
And then, the last package, was pretty cool, 2 bottles of lotion, one from Bath and Body, one from Victorias Secret, a Manicure set and 2 bottles of nail polish, a bunch of sample polish removers, and a bottle of FootScrub that smells awesome!
The only thing is, I have NO IDEA who or where it came from! I went thru the contests Ive won and nothing matched, and the name on the envelope was unfamiliar, so to whoever sent me the cool mani/pedi pack, THANK YOU! I love it!
If only everyday my mailbox could be filled like this, and not with the darn bills that are usually in it!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Carnival day!!

I am 30 years old, and STILL get super excited about carnivals! But, now it's because I love taking my kids and seeing them go crazy over the rides, and of course, the food! I can slurp down a Lemon Shake up within minutes, and I know tomorrow Im going to have to buy the HUGE cup to get the cheap refills. Last year, I think I spent $15 to get 3 of them, when I could have spent about $7 getting the refill cup. Hey, I'm learning!
SO, now I just hope it doesn't rain, because if it does, not only will the kids be dissapointed, but I will too.... unless I can learn to make Lemon Shake Ups here at home!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Who loves Build a Bear? We do!

Over at, there is a giveaway going on for a $25 Build a Bear gift card! My daughter LOVES taking trips there, usually for her birthday or special occasions, and I like picking out outfits for her animals! has some new animals out, including an adorable owl, I think that may be my daughters next choice! Check out to see all of their cool new animals!
So head on over to and get your entries in for this giveaway soon!

So who's coming to Chicago for BlogHer?

I felt like such a dummy, I saw a button for BlogHer '09, and I'm a 25 minute drive from Chicago. So I sent them an email asking if I could get in, because I didn't know that it had been booked for like a year in advance! But, I'm new to this, so thats my excuse!
BUT, what I'd like to offer is any help to anyone that would like info on things to do, places to eat, etc. I love going downtown, I only wish I could get out there more but it' hard with the kids and our schedules.
One of my favorite memories as a little girl was when my grandma would take me on the train downtown to visit my aunt on her lunch break. She worked downtown, so we would head out in the morning, walk around a bit, then eat lunch with my aunt. Afterwards, the best part came... we would walk over to Woolworths, and my grandma would let me pick something out! I loved that store, but more than that, I love my grandma for everything she's done for me! I've got many, many wonderful childhood memories from her and my grandpa, they are awesome grandparents, and i dont think I could have gotten any better ones!

So, I went off track just a BIT, if you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to help, or at least try to help!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Skin Free Niaouli Butter Stick Review

I won this on a blog contest, and I love it! I suffer from both excema and psoriasis, so finding products that actually work, and will not irritate my skin more than it already is, well, it's hard to do.
My legs are the worst lately, and shaving has been pure torture. So a few nights ago, I put a bit of the butter on the bad areas. I noticed within a few minutes the itching was gone, and that was a great relief! I put some on my arm/elbow area where its a bit dry, and the next morning the areas were noticiably smoother! It has been working in all of the areas I needed relief!
The Niaouli Butter stick has a nice, pleasant scent, almost lemony. I like that it doesn't feel greasy, goes on smooth, and I feel results within minutes!
I will definetly try out more Skin Free products in the future, they are worth every cent!

Eden Fantasy Giveaway at Really, are you serious?

I've been seeing alot of giveaways to Eden Fantasys, and this is a cool one! Enter to win an EdenFantasys Afterglow massage candle in your choice of scent! So not only do you get a nice smelling candle, you get an awesome excuse for a massage too! For us, of course, and mabye hubby if he gives you one first!
Head on over to and get your entries in! I'm getting mine in, I want to win this!

Want to win a Jonas Brothers DVD?!

My daughter LOVES The Jonas Brothers, and hey, I like them too! Everytime she hears a song, she belts it out, when she see's them on tv, she screams in excitment!
Over at, she has a giveaway of the DVD, "Jonas Brothers: The Concert"! Head over there and get your entries in! I'm getting mine in ASAP!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Enter to win a Casio camera at Goodgollymissblondie!

This is an awesome giveaway, over at! She's giving away a Casio Exilim EX-S5 digital camera!
I know I'd love to win this, my own camera is old and takes bad, bad pictures!
Head on over to her blog and get your entries in!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Great giveaway over at Mom Start, the PEEK!

MomStart is giving away one Peek mobile, the perfect phone for moms that need to check their emails on the go! I know I'd like to have this, bet alot of other mom's out there would too!
Peek is a super easy-to-use, stylish and affordable mobile email gadget made for busy moms who need to check their email on-the-go. It looks lovely and only takes 2 minutes to get going. And it has no contract and a pay-as-you-go monthly fee — very un-smartphone.

Head on over to and get entered in this awesome giveaway!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Allergic reactions...

When I was about 14, my grandparents took me to Hawaii for a week, nice, I know! On the 2nd to the last night, we went to dinner and about an hour later, my face was swelled up and I was vomitting. We had to find an ER, which when in Hawaii isnt an easy task! We get there and they tell me I must be allergic to shellfish, but, I hadnt eaten any! After about an hour of questioning, they decided I was allergic to aspirin. I had taken one right before dinner because I was getting a headache.
So I stayed away from aspirin, and a year went by, no problems. Then in High school, I hurt my back in gym and Dr said to take Ibuprofen. I ended up back in the ER, same thing. So I am allergic to aspirin and Ibuprofen, which sucks when I get headaches, or any ache for that matter!
But I guess it's better to not take them, then to take it and have hives, a swelled up face, vomitting, and stomach pains that made me feel like I was going to die!
What are you allergic to?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I dont know what happened

So I tried changing my background, and somehow, ALL of the blog buttons have dissapeared! So for all of the giveaways Ive entered and have said I have the buttons, I DID, but they are now gone!
I guess Im going to try and get them all back up here, I wish I wouldnt have messed with it now!

I'm "starting" to get the hang of this! Well, a bit..

I finally have a "pretty" page, instead of just a blue page! I for one and very proud of myself, because I am NO good at this computer stuff! Codes, copying/pasting, stuff like that just doesnt comprehend in my brain.
I went over to The Secret is in the Sauce, and I'm learning little by little! Hopefully within the next few weeks I'll be a blogging momma, not just a shopping momma!