Thursday, December 23, 2010

My favorite pic from camping!

We've taken alot of pics this year, some close ups, some of nature, some of the kids, Hubby and I will snap anything that comes our way! But of all the pics we've taken this year, this is one of my favorites!
We went camping alot this summer, and my daughter enjoys walking around just looking at the birds, trees, etc. Her and Daddy went walking to find the trails and we got this awesome pic of her, I just love the colors and how it's like a Hide and Seek pic of her!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's days like these I love!!

This past week has been such a tiring one, I told myself this weekend was going to be one of rest and relaxation. That meant for me, no shopping till I drop, no cleaning for hours, and def. no staying up all night! Now, I cannot say that I didn't do any of them, in fact, I did go shopping, I did clean the house, and I did stay up too late last night, BUT, I also got a TON of books and spent almost all afternoon Saturday reading! I haven't really read a book from start to finish in one day in a long time, but I actually finished 2 books, and my daughter finished 4! I'm so glad at least one of my kids got my love of reading!
I don't know if anyone else does this, but as a kid, I read so many books that when I see them now, in Used bookstores or Thrift stores, I have to buy them and read them! I was a huge Babysitters Club fan, had them all, and so now I'm trying to get my daughter into them. If she doesn't enjoy them, I'll still enjoy reading them, lol!
I'm hoping tomorrow will be another nice, relaxing day, however, because I spent the whole day reading today, I now have a big load of laundry staring at me... maybe I'll stay up late again tonight and finish it!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Loving the Conair You Curl!

I've been wanting a You Curl since I first saw them in stores, but me being cheap, was not going to spend $40 on something that I probably would only use every once in awhile. So, I waited, and waited, and on Cyber Monday found it for $28 on Amazon! Throw in my $20 giftcode I had, and paying $8 for it, well, that I could handle!
First off, I love the fact that it heats up almost instantly! I plugged it in and turned around for a second, checked it seconds later and it was ready! The curls are AMAZING! I experimented, did some spiral, some waves, and they all came out perfect : )
BUT, the only problem I'm having is figuring out how to do the BACK of my hair! Normally, I just straighten my hair and go, and I've been doing that for over `11 years so I got that down pat. This new task, is not only stressful, but a pain in the neck, literally : } My sis told me using 2 mirrors would work, so that will be tried out tomorrow. Any other tips are GREATLY welcome!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


And the winners are....

NewMami_rgv- Winner of the $25 Gift Code to Union 28! Congrats!

Crystal- Winner of the Birthday Giveaway!! Congrats!

Emails have been sent out and winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes! Thanks to all that entered and hope you come back soon to check out more great giveaways!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mom Rocks The Holidays With Rayovac!!! Check it out!

Rayovac wants to power your holidays with fun new contest. To enter, just visit the Mom Rocks the Holidays with Rayovac  contest tab on Facebook, like them and tell them how you or your mom makes the holidays rock for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $1,000 cash! There will be 3 Grand Prize winners and 20 Runner Up winners will take home a Paper Jamz guitar, amp, drum kit, guitar strap, and two Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs of batteries.

Also, be sure to visit 3 Kids and Us mom blog  where you can win 1 of 5 Mom Rocks the Holiday prize packs that include a $50 Visa Gift Card, Pper Jamz guitar and Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 pack of batteries.

Disclosure – Followers who promote the Rayovac Mom Rocks the Holidays Sweepstakes may receive gifts from Rayovac.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bloggers Santa Swap hosted by The Mommy Files!

Want to have some fun this Christmas? If you'd like to meet a new blogger and have some fun shopping for them, then head over to The Mommy Files where Shannon has organized another great Swap! I've been doing them since I started blogging, and I've gotten to meet some great bloggers while doing so! If you like to shop, or just want to have some fun  meeting some new bloggers, then stop over at The Mommy Files and check out the Santa Swap!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wizards of Waverly Giveaway at The Mom Buzz!

Heres an awesome giveaway for the girls, a Wizards of Waverly Gift Set from! I know my daughter would just LOVE this, her favorite show is Wizards so she loves anything Wizards she can get her hands on!
If you head over to The Mom Buzz, you have a chance to win a gift set of your own! Giveaway ends Nov. 27th so get your entries in soon!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Birthday Giveaway!! It's my Birthday and I'll SHOP if I want to : )

In 2 weeks, I'll turn the big 32! Yep, on November 28th, I'll be another year older! Since I can remember, my family has celebrated my birthday on Thanksgiving, which has been pretty great! A huge dinner, multiple desserts, and the ENTIRE family is around. Nothing a girl can complain about! But, I'd have to say my favorite part about my birthday being so close to Thanksgiving is getting to spend my Birthday cash on Black Friday! I spend weeks planning for the day, what stores I'll hit, what the best deals are, I actually have a Composition book dedicated to Black Friday plans, I know, I'm a bit nutty!

This year, I'd love to share my fun with my readers, and get some tips and ideas from you all while we're at it! One of my wonderful readers will win a $20 Gift Card to either Target, Kohls, or Walmart, their choice- AND a $10 Gift Card to Dunkin Donuts, to help keep their energy up while shopping for the Holidays!!

All you have to do is be a Blog follower! That's it! ( Mandatory)

Extra entries-

1. Let me know you're best Black Friday tip, or best Black Friday deal you've gotten ( 1 entry)

2. Tell me you're favorite store to shop, anytime! ( 1 entry)

3. Become a subscriber ( 2 entries)

4. Follow on Twitter and Tweet giveaway ( 1 entry, per day)

5. Enter my Union 28 Giveaway ( 2 entries)

6. Grab my button ( 2 entries)

7. Blog this giveaway ( 3 entries)

Winner will be chosen Sat. November 27th. Winner will be contacted via Email and have 48 hours to claim prize. Thanks for entering and good luck!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Union 28 Review and GIVEAWAY!!

This month my husband and I will celebrate our 12th Wedding anniversary! I am so thankful to have found this man, he is caring, loving, a great Dad, and well, I don't know what I would do without him! I will love him forever, he not only my husband, but my best friend! So when I found the company Union 28, I knew I had to find out more! I love to wear Tshirts with sayings, it's almost like my uniform, but hey, I'm comfy!

Union 28 sent me the their "My Husband Rocks" Chocolate Brown Fitted Tshirt. As soon as it arrived, I tore it open, and I was so happy to find that it was super soft and a little bit longer than your regular shirt! Nothing makes me happier when trying on a shirt to find that my stomach area will be COMPLETLY covered! However, this shirt DID say that they run very small, and they do. I got an XL, and although it does fit comfortably, I am NOT going to throw it in the dryer! If you do make a purchase, make sure you check the sizes just so you know you'll get the correct fit! So, as soon as I showed my hubby, he said, "Well, wheres mine?!"! And it's things like that that make me love him even more every day! Now I know at least 1 thing to get him for Christmas, lol! 

Union 28 offers a line of designer t-shirts for husbands and wives who want to honor each other and make a positive statement about marriage.

From Union 28 -
It is our Mission to enhance Marriage relationships, communicate a positive image of marriage, and encourage/support the sanctity of the marriage covenant between a man and a woman in a fun and stylish way.

If you head over to their site, you will find not only Tshirts, but Dresses, hats, hoodies, and even Childrens apparel! Know someone thats getting married soon? I think this would be such a cool gift to give to the Newlyweds, it's original! So much more to choose from than just the ordinary "Bride" and "Groom" shirts you see all the time!
Want to make a purchase? Well, Union 28 has been gracious enough to offer my readers a discount on any purchase, good thru Dec. 31st! 

Heres the best part! Union 28 has offered one of my readers a $25 Gift code to purchase some goodies for yourself and/or your spouse! All you have to do is let me know why your spouse rocks! ( Mandatory entry!!)

Extra entries-

1. Head over to Union 28 and let me know what you like best! ( 1 entry)

2. Like Union 28 on Facebook ( 1 entry)

3. Follow my blog ( 2 entries)

4. Become a Subscriber ( 2 entries)

5. Follow on Twitter and tweet giveaway ( 1 entry, per day, leave link)

6. Grab my button ( 3 entries, leave link)

7. Blog this giveaway ( 4 entries, leave link)

This giveaway will end on Sunday, November 21st. Winner will be chosen using, and will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Disclaimer- I recieved a Tshirt from Union 28 free of charge, in return for my honest opinion about their product.

Sweetly You Review AND 20% Discount!

I love perfume! I love many diferent scents, depending on the day, I might wear a fruity scent, or a day like today where it's cold and dreary, I'm wearing a sweet Marshmallow scent! I was given the opportunity to review a Fragrance Sampler from Sweetly You, and I am in LOVE!

I was able to review a Perfume Sampler Set, that if purchased is $9.95! You'll get to choose 10 of your favorite scents, and mix and match as you please. I had such a hard time choosing just 10 scents, and I'm sure you're thinking, 10 is ALOT, but Sweetly You has over 60 fragrances to choose from! So I finally narrowed it down to my top 10, which were-

Creme Brulee- Like the Rich, creamy, Melt in your mouth French dessert

Marshmallow Madness - Creamy, fluffy marshmallows

Brown Sugar - A rich blend of Maple, Brown sugar, and Butter

Swiss Miss- Just like the Rich hot cocoa

New Romance- Luscious blend of Tangerine and Bergamot, with ripe apple, peaches and berries
Warm Allure- Vanilla, citrus, and a touch of coconut.

Very Sexy- Exotic Fruity floral blend

Flirty- Similar to Tommy Hilfigers Tommy Girl
White Ginger and Amber- Exotic woods and Vanilla notes highlighted by Coconut and Muguet

Hawaiian Breeze- A tropical blend of Orange, pineapple, peach and strawberry, combined with Jasmine and Lavender
My 2 absolute favorites are Warm Allure and New Romance, with White Ginger and Amber and Marshmallow Madness coming up right behind them. When I wore the Creme Brulee, Brown Sugar and Swiss Miss fragrances, both my Hubby and kids kept telling me I smelled like yummy candy, lol!One day I layered the Swiss Miss with Marshmallow Madness, YUM!  I would probably wear the Hawaiian Breeze and Flirty fragrances in the summertime, OR on a nasty day when I just want to think I'm at the beach or somewhere that its warm! I love that I can layer some of these and come up with a whole new unique scent of my own!

Sweetly You is a company that offers many other products, such as Sugar Scrubs, Body Butters, Bubble Bath and Body lotions! They also offer Travel sizes for when you're on the go, perfect for the workday or if you're going on a short getaway!
What I really like about Sweetly You is that they have so many gifts to choose from,  Customized Gift Baskets, Gifts under $10, and Birthday Gifts, that all come with a bag of Jelly Bellys! Too cute! There is something for everyone, especially with the array of fragrances to choose from, and the products you can pick to use the chosen scent in.

With the Holidays coming up, I think Sweetly You would be a great gift for Family, friends, even a teacher! If you would like to purchase something from Sweetly You, they have offered all of my readers a 20% discount!
Just use this code at checkout to recieve your 20% off!

I'd like to thank Sweetly You for giving me the opportunity to review all of these wonderful fragrances, and now have a store that I can purchase my perfumes from, without breaking the bank!

Disclaimer- I recieved a Fragrance Sampler from Sweetly You, free of charge, in return for my honest opinioins of the products.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How will I spend my Thanksgiving? Let's see...

I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, not only because it's a time for the whole family to get together, but because we also celebrate my birthday! Yep, my Bday is November 28th, but we always have my "party" on Thanksgiving. What more could a girl ask for? I'm getting a HUGE spread of delicious food made by the best cook in the world, my Grandma! And after dinner, well, forget about just getting a little Birthday cake, I get cake, Pumpkin pie, Apple pie, Ho Ho Cake, cookies, and tons of different cookies and sweets to eat : )

Of course, aside from that, my little sisters, cousins and I always break out the old home videos, which we'll watch for hours, laughing until we cry ( well, usually thats just me, crying so hard from laughing at the crazy clothes and hairdo's I used to have!) Years ago, when we were all younger, everyone got together at least once or twice a month for birthday parties, Graduations, etc. Now, my cousins are away at college, so there's hardly a time when we are ALL in one place at the same time. Watching those movies gets us all sentimental and it really does bring us closer, even the boys!

Killer making his Black Friday shopping list!
Well then it's onto the next tradition, which is taking out the Black Friday ads, and making my lists and checking them twice, three times, four times, .... yes, I will go back and forth until I"ve got the MEGA BLACK FRIDAY GAME PLAN worked out! Again, years ago, the kids would start making their Christmas lists, now it's my OWN kids making their lists! ( Even the cat got into it one year!)

10 year Anniversay!
Our Wedding Day!
Last, the Hubby and I will go back into the "Nintendo room" ( what we call the spare bedroom/office), and we'll watch our Wedding video because our anniversary is November 27th! Always makes me cry, because I am also so thankful to have found someone that makes me feel like the most beautiful, special woman in the world. I love seeing everyone all dressed up, but mostly, I love watching us saying our vows. I wish we would have written our own ( mabye if we ever get to renew them we can), but we were young, in love, and that's all that mattered. It was our day, and I will love that man until the day I die!
So yep, I've got alot to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving, good food, good shopping strategies, but mostly, a Wonderful, loving, caring family that may drive me nuts at times, but always has my back, and I wouldn't trade them in for anything!
What does your family do on Thanksgiving? Any neat traditions, or crazy family members? Let me know!

Disclosure- This post is an entry to the Plan It, Blog It! 2010 Thanksgiving Blog Writing Contest.. Sponsored by

Monday, November 8, 2010

Clean + Green Winners

And the winners of the Clean + Green giveaway are....




Congrats, I will be sending a confirmation email out shortly! Thanks for entering!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Blog or Treat Goodies!

One of my favorite parts of Halloween has become participating in the Halloween Swap that Shannon from The Mommy Files puts together! What a great way to meet a new blogger, and get to buy fun gifts for them too! This time, my partner was Heather from Giggling Kids! I had so much fun shopping for her, and I'm really looking forward to reading her blog, seeing what she's up to!
I recieved my package from her, and it was awesome! She even thought of my kiddies and made them little goody bowls too, thanks! My goodies were Halloween Cookie cutters, a Fall Candle ( smells SO good!), Halloween Fun Bands, Cotton Candy, and a TON of candy! She even got a Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Peep, I always wanted to try one but just always forgot to pick one up! Loved it, and everything else! I hope you enjoyed your goodies too, Heather, and I thank you so much for being my partner in the Halloween Swap!
Thanks to Shannon at The Mommy Files for putting together yet another great swap, and if you'd like to try one out yourself, there will be a Christmas Swap in December!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Anystream Hotel 50 Spray Showerhead Giveaway at Kiddies Corner Deals!

Right now if you head over to Kiddies Corner Deals, you have a chance to win 1 of 5 Hotel 50 Spray Showerheads from Speakman Showers! These look awesome, and I'd love to win one for our bathroom! Head over and enter, giveaway ends November 7th!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nestle and Walmart $100 Gift Card Giveaway at The Not So Blog!

Do you have a favorite Halloween memory? Well, if you do, head over to The Not So Blog for a chance to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card! I'd love to win this to start out my Holiday shopping, and if you'd like to head over quick, because this giveaway ends Oct. 29th!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Getting help and Giving back

My family has gone thru some rough times the past few years. Hubby has had many surgeries, I had a back fusion, and it definetly took a toll on us, mentally and financially. I am so thankful and greatful for my wonderful family and friends, that have helped us out the entire time! I'm also thankful for the kids school, that helped us out around the holidays, I honestly don't know what we would of done without everyones help and kindness!
I started thinking about how I could do my part and help others out, starting with the holiday season. Of course, I always donate a few things to the School toy drive, and donate all the kids older clothes and coats to the clothing drive, but I wanted to do something more. So I started thinking about helping out the Pediatric floor at our hospital, Central Dupage Hospital.
A few years ago, my son was in the ER for what we thought was just a really bad stomach bug, but it turned out to be Appendicitis. He was the bravest 9 year old, HE calmed ME down, he's just the greatest kid! After the surgery, they needed him to start walking and the incentive they gave him was that when he could walk to the end of the hall, he got to go to the Toy Closet and pick something out! Well that made him get up really quick! But once we got there, the nurse told us that they run mainly on donations, and that once the holidays are over, they get way less than they did at that time.
So that got me thinking, because I always pick toys up when I see them cheap, for Kids bday parties or just a treat for my kids. But everything I bought, my kids and kids friends are pretty much NOT playing anymore so they've been sitting in my closet. I pulled everything out and thought, I'll donate them to the Peds floor!
Now I'm on a mission, I want to do this for real. I want to be able to get toys to those brave kids, I know they deserve a treat and if I can make just one kid feel better for the day, well, it's worth it! What I'm looking for is info, how to do this, where to start, things like that. If anyone knows what direction I should start in, I'll love you forever : )

Clean & Green Pet Stain and Odor Remover- GIVEAWAY!! 3 winners!

Awhile back, I was given the opportunity to review some products from Clean + Green.  Clean + Green's Wood and Tile cleaner and Carpet cleaner. Having 2 dogs, (one that is a puppy) AND a cat, these products definetly came in handy! What I really like about them is they are made entirely of Non Toxic Botanicals, so I don't have to worry about our animals getting sick, or any of my family getting sick from harsh fumes. The products themselves work great, as I said, having a puppy, he gave us the best testing material ever : )
I also found out that Clean + Green can remove that horrible Skunk smell, completly! If only I would of had this a few years ago when our older dog met Pepe Le Pew!

A bit about Clean + Green-

CLEAN+GREEN® are eco-friendly aerosol pet odor and stain remover products. Our line of eco friendly, green cleaning products are made from organic and biodegradable ingredients and packaged so you can recycle the container - now you can clean green! For green pet cleaning, use effective, non toxic, organic home cleaning supplies and keep an environmentally friendly home - with pets.

Clean+Green offers a line of green home cleaning supplies for green carpet cleaning and carpet stain removal, green wood & tile floor cleaning, and green furniture cleaning for pet urine removal, pet stain removal and pet odor removal. The products work on cat urine, dog urine, vomit, hairballs, bird droppings, and small animal urine. They are odor eliminators for cat urine odor, dog urine odor, vomit odor, hairball odor, bird dropping odor, small animal odor, dog smell, cat smell, ferret smell and other small animal smells. Clean+Green is a stain remover for urine, feces, vomit, hairballs and any other pet accidents.

Use on:

•Carpet & Area Rugs


•Oriental Rugs

•Auto Carpet




•Pet Beds

Here's the best part! Clean and Green has offered 3 of my readers a bottle of Clean+Green Dog & Cat Carpet & Upholstery! For a chance to win, head over to Clean + Green and let me know another product you'd like to try, or something you've learned! ( Mandatory entry)

Extra Entries-

1. Follow Clean + Green on Twitter ( 1 entry)

2. LIKE Clean + Green on Facebook ( 1 entry)

3. Follow my blog ( 2 entries)

4. Become a subscriber ( 2 entries)

5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet giveaway ( 1 entry, per day, leave link)

6. Grab my button ( 2 entries, leave link)

7. Blog this giveaway ( 2 entries)

Giveaway will end on Sunday, Oct. 31st. Winners will be chosen using, and will be notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to claim prize, or another will be chosen.

Disclaimer- I recieved products from Clean + Green free of charge in return for my opinions. All opinions are my own. Thanks to Clean + Green !

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another Facebook Freebie, this ones Dole Fruit Bites

Dole is giving away coupons for a free pack of Dole Fruit Bites on Facebook, just head over to their page and click on the Real Fruit tab to fill out the form!
Good freebies on Facebook lately!

FREE Sleep Number Travel Pillow!

Hurry over to the Sleep Number Facebook page, where if you qualify for a short survey, you will recieve a FREE Travel pillow!
This will be great for the holiday travels we'll have, and I know my neck will thank me!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pillow Pets Giveaway at Outnumbered 3 to 1!

If I know there's 1 gift I could buy my daughter for Christmas that would make her day, it would be a Pillow Pet! Unfortunetly, I can't find them in stores where I live, I noticed them a few months ago and now none of them have anymore!
But, if you'd like a chance to win one, head over to Outnumbered 3 to 1, where she is giving away your choice of Pillow Pet! There are tons of extra entries, so stop over and check it out!!!
Giveaway ends Oct. 26th!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Check out this awesome giveaway to Halloween Express from Mommy Mandy!

With Halloween only a few weeks away, winning a giveaway like this would be great! Whether it be for a costume, or some neat decorations, Halloween express seems to have anything and everything you'd need to make it extra fun!
If you head over to Mommy Mandy, you can enter to win a $75 Gift card to Halloween Express and if you win, thats more money left to buy candy with!!
Head over quickly though, giveaway ends Oct. 10th!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

If you have a CVS card, be sure to swipe it!

Usually when I go to CVS, I head right to what I need and forget to swipe my card at the Coupon center/Price checker. Today, I stopped in and they had a HUGE sign next to it saying, Swipe you Card before you shop! So I did, and I got some great coupons!
First one that printed out was a $5 coupon for any Halloween costume, accesory, or decorations. I had to ask if there was an amount that needed to be spent, but it was a spend $5, get $5 off coupon! I got some cute ceramic pumkpins and a Spider tealight holder for my front windows, some spider web and goodie bags for my daughters class party. I only spend $3.50 out of pocket with my coupon, NICE!
I also got a $2 off any 2 Aussie or Herbal Essence hair products, which are on sale 2/$6, going back tomorrow hoping they will use my coupon from the Sunday paper along with the store coupon. Another $1 off Clorox wipes and some candy coupons to stock up for Halloween!
From now on, I will always scan my CVS card, who knows what good coupons will come out next time!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Winner of the Kung Zhu Pet Set is....

And the winner is.... Terra H.! Congrats, I will be sending out a confirmation email shortly! Thanks to all that entered and don't forget to check out my other giveaways, still a few days left to enter!!!!

Hope you all had  great weekend!!!

Some great deals at Walmart!

If you are in need of bed sheets, glasses, basically anything for the kitchen or bedroom, I'd recommend checking out your local Walmart! We were in desperate need of bedsheets for the kids beds, and I got such a great deal! Sheet sets are marked down to $3 each! They are the Jersey sheets, so they are nice and soft, the kids LOVE them. I picked up a Comforter for $9, a couple of blankets marked down to $1 each, and a mirror for $2! These were all considered part of the "Dorm Room" section, but hey, everything matched the kids rooms and I couldn't pass up those prices!
Then I found 2 pack Tumblers for 10 cents, little gadgets like a Can opener, spatula, and ladle for 25 cents, and some bowls and pitchers for 50 cents! I So Love when I hit the clearance aisles like this!

I walked out of the store with over $100 worth of stuff, and paid less than $20 for all of it! My favorite part was when the cashier told me how well i shopped, lol!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Anytime Costumes Review AND Giveaway!!!

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, not just because we get candy, but because we get to dress up as pretty much anything we want! Having kids, I really enjoyed picking out their costumes when they were younger, and now that they are older I look forward to seeing what they'll pick to be every year! However, shopping at the store for costumes can be a hassle, trying to find the right size, or even just having the costume itself in stock, it can get stressful! I had the wonderful opportunity to work with, an awesome online costume store that has TONS of costumes! Costumes for Adults, Children, Couples, etc. And then once you pick your costume, you can find all of your accesories and makeup right there too! It's one stop shopping, without leaving your home and no hassle at all! Just pick your costume, and wait for it to arrive.
I let me daughter choose a costume from AnytimeCostumes, she spent a long time trying to decide if she wanted to be Hannah Montana, a Renissance Princess, or Alex from Wizards of Waverly Place. She finally decided that she would be Alex for Halloween, it's her favorite show! We placed our order and about 5 days later our costume arrived. We tried it on and she looks A-DOR-ABLE!!! It's really a simple costume, with a dress, hat, and leg warmers, and together it's just too cute! And we'll add a "magic" wand, she'll be the best wizard in the school!
I've also found a few costumes for myself, the Dorothy "Wizard of Oz", and the "Love at First Bite" costumes are 2 of my fav's! Now here's to hoping we get invited to a costume party this year!!

Here's the best part! One lucky reader is going to win a costume of their choice, up to $50!!! Any costume, for you, your child, it's your choice!! All you have to do is let me know which Anytime Costume you'd pick! ( Mandatory entry!)

Extra entries-

1. Follow my blog ( 1 entry)

2. Become a subscriber ( 1 entry)

3. Follow on Twitter and tweet ( 1 entry, per day)

4. Grab my button ( 3 entries, leave link)

5. Repost this giveaway (3 entries, leave link)

This giveaway will end on Friday, Oct.1st. Winner will be chosen using Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to claim prize! Good luck!

Disclaimer- I recieved a costume free of charge in return for my review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 $50 Giveaway!!!

I love to shop, that's a given! But, sometimes I just don't feel like going out, so I turn to the internet to shop. What I don't like to do is have to search a million stores for that one item I'm looking for. Thankfully, I found, which has pretty much everything a girl could ask for! From Decorative items to Dining Room Sets, CSN has over 200 online stores to find whatever you are looking for!  I believe this site is a great one for one stop shopping!
I have had only wonderful experiences with CSN, their Customer service is great, shipping is quick, and again, their selections are amazing! When you can't decide which product you want to buy, check out the customer reviews to help with your decision, I did, and am glad I did!

Here's the best part! CSN Stores has offered one of my lucky readers a chance to win a $50 gift code to any of their stores! All you have to do is let me know what you'd use it for! ( Mandatory entry)

Extra entries-

1. Follow my blog ( 1 entry)

2. Become a subscriber ( 1 entry)

3. Follow on Twitter and tweet giveaway ( 1 entry, per day)

4. Grab my button ( 3 entries, leave link)

5. Repost this giveaway ( 3 entries)

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, Sept. 29th . Winner will be chosen using, and will be notified via email to claim their prize. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
Giveaway for US and Canada readers only!

Good luck, and thanks for entering!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kung Zhu Review AND Giveaway!!

Thanks to MomSelect, a few months ago I was chosen to host a Kung Zhu party for my kids and their friends! I wasn't sure what to expect, but WOW!, what a great party kit we were given!

On the day of the party, my son had 3 of his friends over and my daughter had 2 friends, and a family friend brought her son. Each child was able to recieve a Kung Zhu hamster, set of armor, and accesories! The pets are aimed more towards the boys, but W\what I found great about these is that the boys AND girls were having a blast, and they were all different ages, ranging from 6-11! I think the older boys were enjoying it the most, and didn't want to leave when the party was over : )

Kung Zhu Pets are available at many retailers right now, including Walmart, Target and Toys R Us, retailing around $7.99 for the hamsters and accesories anywhere from $9.99 to $19.99.  I think they would be a great Holiday gift, definetly a great Birthday gift, or just a little surprise for your child!

Heres the best part! One lucky reader will win their own Kung Zhu Pet and accesory! You just need to let me know which Kung Zhu is your favorite! ( Mandatory entry!)

Extra entries-

1. Follow my blog ( 1entry)

2. Become a subscriber ( 1 entry)

3. Follow on Twitter and tweet giveaway ( 1 entry, per day! Leave link)

4. Grab my button! ( 3 entries, leave link)

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Giveaway will end Wed. Sept. 23rd. Winner will be chosen using, and will be notified via email to claim their prize. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize, or another winner will be chosen!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to School!

So the kids have been back to school for a week now, and of course my daughter just loves it! My son on the other hand, well, he could take it or leave it! He started Jr. High this year, and he's excited about that, but getting up an extra hour earlier is what he isn't liking too much : (
And I'm enjoying it too, but sometimes I think the summer is way too short! We only did a handful of things of our Summer List, thanks to my wonderful migraines that put me out for days at a time... but they both said they had a great summer so I guess I should be thankful for that!
Now onto the fun part! My daughter is in a "Peanut Free Zone" in her class, she has a few classmates with allergies. I need some good ideas for snacktime, because Goldfish and Ritz Crackers get boring after awhile! We do fruit, but mostly just grapes or apples. I'd love some new creative ideas on what I can send in for her that she'll love and want to continue to eat!
Thanks for any ideas : )

Winner of the Cover Girl Smokey Eye Kit!

And the winner is.....  Cheryl F. -The Lucky Ladybug!
I will be sending an email shortly for you to claim your prize!

Thanks to all that entered and check back soon, I have some great giveaways coming up, including CSN STores, and Anytime Costumes!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cover Girl Smoky Eye Kit Review and Giveaway!!!

I have always had a hard time getting that Smoky look I see all the stars wearing, so I usually tend to stay away from it. Give me one color shadow, some mascara, and that's all I'm used to. BUT, now thanks to Cover Girl's Smoky Eye kits, I have finally gotten to wear the Smoky eyes I've been looking at others wear!
And, it's so easy, even my 7 year old daughter can do it!
Thanks to Cover Girl and MyBlog Spark, I was sent 3 kits to try out, Glam, Natural, and Bold. My favorite was the Glam look, black and silvery shadow that made my eyes pop like crazy! It's great for going out at night, or just wanting to feel glamourous! I've been wearing the Natural kit almost every day, and it still amazes me what a difference it makes on my eyes! The Bold is nice too, but I would probably only wear that one for special occasions, it is a blue shadow and I just didn't like how it looked on me. 
What I really loved about these kits is that there were step by step instructions on how to apply all of it. THAT is what I've been needing, something to read and look at, so I know exactly what I'm doing! So finally, thanks to Cover Girl, I can  have the eyes I've been wanting for a long time! My hubby kept telling me how bright my eyes looked while he was snapping pics, (which will be up here as soon as he gets them to me!), and my green eyes needed something for that!
If you would like to try these kits, Walmart has everything you need to get your own fabulous Smoky eyes!

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Thanks to Cover Girl and MyBlogSpark!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Ashley, I miss you so much : (

Today is my little sister Ashley's birthday, she would of been 26. She passed away when she was 20 months old, due to heart problems. I miss her every day, no matter how many years go by, I always wonder what she would look like, what she would be doing right now, and if she would be healthy. When I found out I was having a daughter 7 years ago, I decided I wanted to name her after my little sister. My daughter acts JUST like my sis!
I wish I could remember all of the time she was here, but now I have to look at pictures to get back those memories. And the one thing I wish over and over I could forget, I can't. Why can't I erase that bad day, and keep all the good days?
No matter how hard I try, I can't forget that. I'd trade it for just one memory of me and my sister together, but I guess life doesn't work that way.
I love you Ashley, I miss you more than words can say. I know you're looking down on us, probably giggling that my daughter has your stubborness, but she also has your beauty and spunk, so I'm so glad I named her after you! Happy Birthday Ashley!

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Call for Help!

Hi everyone!
I was wondering if I could ask you all a favor? My family is hosting a Benefit for my sisters boyfriend, who was shot in the eye with a BB gun last month! He has already had 2 surgeries but the Dr's have NOT been able to remove the bullet yet! Sadly, they don't think he will ever regain sight in his eye, and worse yet, he is a Tattoo artist, so he's been pretty bummed out : (
If you, or you know anyone who might be able to help us out with prize donations, I would be sooo forever grateful to you! ANY donation is great, we are having a regular raffle, and later in the evening we will be having a Silent Auction for some larger prizes. We are thankful for anything, and if I can, I will feature you on my blog, along with having info at the benefit!
I thank you for any help you guys can give, I've been up the past few nights emailing like crazy!! So forgive me if I'm rambling, just gettting tired, lol!
Thank you all again!!!

Band Tees Giveaway at Networking Witches!

I found an awesome giveaway and a new site that is quickly becoming a favorite of mine tonight! Over at Networking Witches, they are having a giveaway to win a VERY cool AC/DC backpack from! Oh my son would LOVE it, and would probably have to hide it from Dad, lol! My hubby has been "training" our son to love AC/DC since he's been in my belly, and we can't wait to get him to his first AC/DC concert!
If you'd like a chance to win this awesome back pack, for your child, or yourself, head over to Networking Witches and get your entries in!
Contest ends Aug. 10th!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Summer Bloggers Swap from The Mommy Files!

Well, the time has come... for a Summer Blogger Swap! I'm so excited, I've participated in all of her swaps since I started blogging! I have met some great bloggers and gotten some neat gifts too!
If you'd like to join in this swap, head over to The Mommy Files and sign up, I guarantee you'll have fun!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My Review of Tiger 2-Quart Saucepot with Glass Cover

Originally submitted at CSN Stores

This pot is ideal for slow cooking sauces, soups, and stews while reducing the content. The Tiger cookware saucepot is made from aluminum which is a great conductor of heat and a strong metal. This 2-quart sauce pot is part of the Tiger Collection which offers a variety of stockpots, saucepots and...

Perfect pot for cooking!

By Kristy from Winfield, IL on 7/24/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Non-Stick, Dishwasher Safe

Describe Yourself: Casual Cook

I purchased this Saucepot mainly because it was a good price. After recieving it I put it to the test right away, and I LOVE it! I have made Spaghetti sauce, Mac and Cheese, Soup, and Pasta in it so far, and everything came out wonderful. And, it is very easy to clean, nothing stuck, and rinsed out easily!
I would definetly recommned this pot to anyone, a casual cooker or a Proffesional cook would benefit from this Saucepot!


Friday, July 16, 2010

I've been gone for too long!

I just wanted to write an update, and apologize to everyone for not getting up to speed as I wanted to! The past few weeks have been just plain crazy, and every time I finally think we're back to normal, BAM!, something else happens and sets me back!
Right now my Mom is in the hospital, last Sunday she had an asthma attack and it got so bad my Dad called an ambulance for her. Turns out she has Pneumonia, and as of today she is still in the hospital. Only, it's now not due to the Pneumonia, it's because the meds they are giving her have been spiking her heart rate up very high, and now the Dr.s have decided to keep her in the Cardiac unit for a few days. After hearing that, I am just flat out scared! : ( My mom is not only my Ma, she's pretty much everything to me, my best friend, and I just want her better, and home!! I wish I could take her place in there, because she hates hospitals and I strange as it sounds, don't mind having to stay in the hospital. Having people tend to me and bring me food, well, sounds good to me! All kidding aside, if you read this and you pray, could you please say a little one for my Mom?
Soooo, as much as I'd like to just try and relax a bit this weekend, I don't see it happening! I'm hoping sometime next week I will have my latest reviews up and will be able to get a few of my new giveaways up!!

Thanks and hope you all have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

If I didn't have bad luck, I'd have NO luck at all!

Sometimes I think I have a permanent black cloud floating over my head! It seems like just when I think our life is finally getting back to normal, BAM, here comes a crap storm! If it wasn't for my kids, I think I'd pack up and leave, go somewhere far, far away, to never be heard from again.
I know that we make our own happiness, we create our own problems, etc., but for some reason, no matter how hard I try to do the right thing, something bad happens to me, my family, everyone around me. Mabye I'm just the family bad luck charm.
I'm so sick of hearing, "Don't worry, things will get better soon!", because they DON'T! Every time I think we've finally hit rock bottom, nope, we can still go farther down. It's tiring, I'm exhausted, and just don't know what to do anymore.
This is a mix of money problems, not being able to find a job, not feeling like myself anymore, and just feeling useless altogether.
I guess I do have to say that thru all of this, the hubby and the kids are what keep me going, even though sometimes I feel like I'm not doing anything worthwhile for them. I just wish I could wake up one day, and know it was going to be a GOOD day, for once!
Well, just another rambling post, thanks for listening, and mabye tomorrow will finally be a GOOD day for me!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My school supply shopping challenge!

Since I was a kid, I've always loved school supply shopping! My entire family thinks I'm a little goody because of it, but to me, there's nothing like a brand new box of crayons, or a fresh, blank notebook!
My kids have been in school for years now, and every year we get the letter about the School supply kits for sale. I throw it right in the trash, because this is what I look forward to, to kick off the school year!
This year, I got the kids supply lists early, and I've already gotten some great deals! Both kids will need at least 2 1 inch binders, normally they are around $3-4, but I picked up 4 of them for $.37 each! Jewel is having a Closeout on tons and tons of school stuff, office supplies, and I'm racking up the savings because of it!
So, my challenge to myself is to purchase all of the supplies, hopefully WAY under what the premade kits cost! I'll be tracking my progress here in the next weeks! Let me know if YOU find any great deals!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!! To my Dad, to my hubby and to alll the other Dad's out there!

I wish all the Daddy's out there are wonderful Father's Day! To my Dad, even though we haven't been close, I love you and will always cherish the great memories we've had while I was growing up!
To my hubby, thank you for being such a great Daddy to our kids! They love you more than you could imagine, even when they hang with me instead of you, lol! : ) I couldn't have asked for a better man for my kids, you make them laugh and smile every day, and that's what makes ME happy! I love seeing you together, doing your silly, crazy things, and I hope you continue to do them, even as they get older!!

Happy Father's Day, hope it's a wonderful one!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Eden Fantasys Symphony Sonata Review- Adults only!

When I was contacted by Eden Fantasys about their product review program, I was very excited! I love their site, and am always looking to find ways to spice things up in the bedroom! After I turned 30, my drive has been crazy! Up and down, sometimes I think I confuse Hubby more than ever, lol!

I chose the Symphony Sonata to review, and upon opening it, my first thought was truly, "This is really cute", lol! There is a dolphin shape for extra stimulation, and of course hubby found it funny, but you know what? It really works!!

Eden Fantasys has a TON of Vibrators and other toys to choose from, I'd bet there is something for everyone! From lotions and potions, to toys and games, I can't wait to find my next product to check out!

Disclaimer- This product was sent to my from Eden Fantasys free of charge in return for a review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Falling apart...

I've always been one to keep my feelings to myself, I don't have many close friends, and I never want to burden my family with my problems any more than I already have. So, when I have a crappy day, week, or month, I tend to hold it all in. Then, I finally explode.
I did tonight. I feel like no matter what I do in life, it's just not good enough, it's not the right thing to do, and I can't make anyone happy. For awhile, I've been thinking about how I am so far away from the person I used to be. I used to be this happy go lucky girl, I didn't let anything bother me, and I could make even the meanest person crack a smile. But lately, I feel like I'm only that mean person, and I DON'T feel like smiling. If it wasn't for my kids, I'd consider renaming myself Scrooge, or The Grinch. Year round, not just for the Holidays!
I don't know where I lost myself, so much crap has happened in my life that I just never recovered from, even though I thought I would. I guess holding everything in took it's toll on me, and now I'm paying the consequences for that.
So, as much as I'd love for this blog to have a fun, positive vibe, the next few weeks it may be a venting spot for me, so I apologize in advance!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wow, that was scary!

I woke up Sunday and decided to go on my blog, and was greeted with a message after signing in that my blog had been disabled! I immediatly sent a message trying to figure out what was going on, but heard nothing! So I kept messaging Blogger, and finally tonight, it was back! I still don't know what happened, but that was scary! I know my blog isn't one of the big ones, but after almost losing it, I realized how much I enjoy having it : )

Friday, May 28, 2010

What gifts do YOU give your kids teachers? And teachers, what do you like?

So it's that time of year again, a time I love, but also dread! I love buying gifts for my kids teachers because they are wonderful teachers and have all helped my kids so much! But, I dread wandering around the stores trying to find that perfect gift, something that they won't have 20 of already, like mugs, candles, bath and body stuff, you know!
Last year, I found really cute bookmarks at Hallmark, they were metal and had little apples hanging on the ends. I paired it up with a giftcard to Barnes and Noble and I think they enjoyed it! This year, the kids have their regular teachers, and then they each have 2-3 teachers for their areas that needed attention, so we're talking at least 8 gifts, which I know is going to get pricey! Unless, of course, you wonderful readers have some great ideas for inexpensive gifts?! I'd love all and any suggestions, and I've got about a week to get anything done that will need to be handmade. I thank you all in advance, this weekend is going to be a crazy one!

CSN Review... Coming Soon!!

I have been given a great opportunity to do a review for CSN, and I'm so excited! There are over 200 online stores to shop from, where you can find anything from a Sofa to a Space Heater! My biggest worry choosing just 1 item I want to review, lol!
So, whatever it be that you're looking for,  whether it be Shoes, Housewares, or something for Dad for Fathers Day, I'd say check out CSN Stores before heading anywhere else, you're bound to find what you need, AND at a great price!

And remember to check out my CSN Store review, coming soon!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Playtex Bra Makeover!

Do you ajdust your bra straps all the time? Seem to be pushing and pulling all the time, trying to "fix" your bra? I know I am, and I'm probably not the only one! Seven out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra, which can result in an ill fit for the rest of their outfit, back and shoulder pain, as well as bruising and digging.

Well, my fellow readers, Playtex is here to save the day!

We know that busy moms don't always have time to update their bras or even check to make sure they are wearing the correct size. That's why we wanted to let you know about this contest from Playtex! Playtex recently launched, a site where women can go to apply for a bra makeover or nominate a friend. If chosen, the winner will be flown to New York to receive a Bra Makeover with style expert Alison Deyette. Deyette is a fashion and trend lifestyle expert who has been featured on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker and TLC's Ten Years Younger, as well as in print publications including Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, and O Magazine. Apply for your chance to win a Playtex Bra Makeover today. The last day to apply is Friday, May 21st, 2010.

So let all the women you know about the Playtex Bra Makeover! I can already imagine how nice the day would feel NOT having to be fixing my bra all the time!

Disclosure- By posting this information, I am entered into a contest to win a free bra from Playtex. I did not receive any compensation for this post and thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

And the winners are...

The winner of the Simply GoGurt! Giftpack is...... Clallen!!! Congrats I will be sending you an email shortly!

And the winner of the Hot Locks Doll is...... Renee!! Congrats, I will be sending you an email shortly!

Thanks to all who entered!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

First off, I want to say Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommys out there, I hope you have a wonderful day! My plans include going to Grandma's house for Dumplings and Saurkraut, one of my FAVORITE dinners!!! And during the day, hopefully it will be nice so the kids and I can go take a walk around Cosley Zoo, so rain, please STAY away!!!

I'm so proud to be able to call myself a Mom, especially to the 2 wonderful, beautiful children I have. My world is so much better because of them, just seeing their smiles every morning ( ok, well, mabye more like 20 minutes after I've waken them up!), makes me feel like if I've done nothing else right, I've done everything right with them! My son is a kind, polite, and definetly handsome little man, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for him, he is so full of dreams and ideas! And my daughter, well, she is the most beautiful little girl I've ever laid my eyes on, and she is so caring and full of love for everyone around her! I couldn't have been given 2 better children, and I thank my lucky stars every day that I get the priveledge of being their Mom!

So, again, to all the Mom's out there, Happy Mother's Day, I hope it's a beautiful one for you!!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Simply Gogurt- Review AND Giveaway!

My kids enjoy yogurt all times of day, Breakfast, with lunch, as a snack, or as a simple dessert-frozen like a popsicle! I like giving them Gogurt, not only because I know it's good for them, but also because now with Simply GoGurt, I can feed them JUST what they need, no extra artifical colors or ingredients! Thanks to My Blog Spark, I was given the opportunity to review Simply Go-Gurt, and the kids couldn't get enough of it! I bought a pack of store brand yogurt tubes, along with Simply Go-Gurt, and the store brand wasn't opened until a few days after the GoGurt was gone. My son said he just liked the taste better, mabye because I kept telling him it WAS better for him?!

New Simply... Go-Gurt is made from simple ingredients moms look for and contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors. Each convenient portable yogurt tube contains a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Simply stated, Simply... Go-Gurt is a good-for-you, low fat yogurt snack that you can feel good about giving to your kids.

New Simply... Go-Gurt is available in two kid-friendly flavors, Strawberry and Mixed Berry.
Both kids LOVED the Strawberry, but they weren't as crazy about the Mixed Berry. I would love to see a Banana, or even a Vanilla flavor! I like to throw some in the freezer after I buy them, sometimes I put them in the kids lunches and they are nice and cool by then, or just for a nice cool snack at home!

My Blog Spark is giving you the chance for 30 of you to try Simply Go-Gurt yourselves! Just click on the link to recieve your free coupon! And no worries, if you don't get a free coupon, you can still recieve a $1.00 off coupon!

And, the best part.... 1 lucky reader is going to win a Simply Go-Gurt prize pack! It includes a Mini Etch A Sketch, a weekly planner, and a backseat organizer! Something for everyone! Just let me know how you "Simplfy your Life" every day! (Mandatory)

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Giveaway will end on Sunday, May 9th. Winner will be chosen using, and will be notified via Email. Good luck!

Simply... Go-Gurt, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me from Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Hot Locks Doll- Review AND Giveaway!!!

I have a daughter, which means we have a TON of dolls in our house. When given the opportunity to review a new doll, Hot Locks, we were very excited! My daughter just turned 7, so playing dolls is a favorite of hers. The Hot Locks doll gave her more than just a doll to play with, but a doll to style hair, practice braiding, AND play along with her Barbies! The Hot Locks doll, Lili, is about the same size as Barbie, and she comes with removable hair extensions and clips so your child can become a Hair Stylist! My daughter has been playing with hers ever since she opened it, because there is always something new to do with it! I"ve enjoyed showing her how to do braids, and other hairstyles we do on her own hair!

There are 4 Hot Locks dolls to choose from, Ami, Harlow, Lili, and Nahla. Different hair textures are great so that all kids can have a doll that they can say, "Hey,she's got hair like mine!" or, "She looks like me!"

Right now, Hot Locks are available in Phoenix and Chicagoland areas, and will be Nationwide this summer! You can purchase just the doll, who comes with 14" of extra hair, a styling comb and 2 barettes. Or, the Deluxe Hot Lock doll, which comes with many more accesories- 2 ponytails of hair, 4 barrettes, styling comb and more!
If you live in the Chicagoland area, I have found them at a few Walmarts, for around $9! Not only a great gift for your child, but a cool gift for a birthday gift!

Here is the best part! One lucky reader is going to win, Ami, a Hot Locks doll of their own! All you have to do is head over to Hot Locks, and let me know which doll you like best! (Mandatory)

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Giveaway will end on Sunday, May 9th. Winner will be chosen using, and will be notified via Email! Good luck!

I was given a Hot Locks doll for review, no charge. All opinions are my own, and my 7 year old daughters!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'm Baaaaack! ( I think!)

Whew, the past few months have gone by quickly, but not without MANY ups and downs! That's my life though, a roller coaster, and unfortunetly, it seems to always have more downs than ups : (
It seemed like every week I started to get ready to blog again, one of the kids was sick. And of course, they passed it back and forth, forever! Then this week, I finally caught the dreaded flu, and have been in bed all week! My daughters 7th birthday was Wednesday, thankfully, with the help of Dayquil, I was able to be awake for most of it! Today I feel better, I'm hoping by Monday I'll be back to normal!

So, I've got a few giveaways I'll be posting, I hope you enter and spread the word, they're good ones!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Check out my Easter Swap goodies!!

Recently, I participated in the Easter Swap thanks to Shannon at The Mommy Files! I love doing these swaps because, not only do I get to shop for someone, but I get to meet another blogger AND get a sweet package myself!
My partner this time was Rebecca from Lovely Hullabaloo! I enjoyed reading her blog to find out a bit about her, and now I hope she enjoys her gifts! She sent me a great package, filled with an adorable bunny decoration, a neat book that isn't pictured, because it's in my car so I can read it while waiting for the kids to get out of school!, Peeps Chapstick that tastes really good : ), cookie cutters and my favorite candy- which I may add is pretty much gone! Those Reeses eggs didn't have a chance, lol!

Thank you Rebecca, I loved everything! I really hope you like your package as much as I do!
And thanks again to Shannon, you do an amazing job every single swap! I can't wait for the next one!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Blockbuster Express! Rental Code Rent 1, Get One Free!

Most nights, I can find something on the Tv, but since most of my shows are not on right now I love to catch up on movies. I hate going to the video store because I have a tendency to forget to return the movies on time and rack up HUGE late fees! So when I found out there was a Blockbuster Express Kiosk right down the street from me, I was estatic!
First, Blockbuster Express has all of the new releases just like a regular movie store does! But, here you're only going to pay $1 a night, and NO late fee's! That's my kind of rental! Second, there are many Kiosks all over the US, so it's probably going to be a quick trip out to rent a movie, instead of waiting and waiting at the video store while you could be at home already watching your movies!
And last, right now you can use the  coupon code is 555G13B, for a Rent One, Get One Free movie! With spring break coming up, the kids are going to be happy picking out movies for our usual Veg-Out Movie day! Hurry though, this code expires March 31st!
I'm enjoying renting movies even more now, because Blockbuster Express takes the hassle out of renting!