Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Monday, June 29, 2009

yoyoyo: check it out

Be sure to check out So Dazzling Blogs (http://sodazzlingblogs.blogspot.com/)!
She's giving away a COMPLETE blog makeover!
and her designs are SUPER cute!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Get to Know Me!

20 Of My Favorite Things

(If you'd like to participate, check out www.thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com)

1. Color-
someday i'll have a girl and get to use this color lots lol <3>
2. Dessert-
creme brulee
pretty much any kind of ice cream

3. Smell
Guy Cologne

4. Flower
white and hot pink roses

5. Animal-

6. Month-

7. Beverage-
Alcoholic- Skittles
Normal- Ice Tea
Pop- Root Beer

8. Pair of shoes
My Coach Brown Leather Boots

9. Snack-
is Ice Cream a snack?

10. Song-
anything Eminem lol
Bubbly- Colbis Calliot
The Legally Blonde Musical Soundtrack

11. Book-
Anything by Jodie Picoult
I Cannot wait to see the new movie:
My Sister's Keeper

12. Fruit

13. Hairstyle-
Long Wavy Hair

14. Piece of clothing
tube tops

15. Store to clothes shop
American Eagle
Victoria Secret Pink

16. Season

17. Hobby

18. Thing to collect-
Shot glasses

19. Movie-
A Beautiful Mind

20. Restaurant-
Granite City

Giveaway: Tuffo Water Resistant Blanket

Now that the weather is nice outside, it's the time of year to enjoy the great outdoors.
I know for me, that means laying outside, playing, with my 4 month old son.
Living in Indiana sometimes presents a problem though, between the weather and living on the lake! Often times my blanket gets wet and dirt soaked.
That's why I'd LOVE to have the Tuffo Water Resistant Blanket.

Some of it's great qualities include:
- Lightweight and compact for convenient storage and traveling.
- Includes a carrying bag with large storage pockets.
- Rugged, durable water-resistant nylon backing.
- Cool Cotton fabric on the top-side of blanket
- Interior polyester batting provides cushioning.
- Machine wash cold and tumble dry low / line dry.
- Dimensions: 54" x 84" (flat) 22" x 15" x 3" (folded)
- Weight: 3 lbs / 1.4 kg

Not only is it water resistant but it comes in some SUPER CUTE patterns including: Ladybug, Navy Hawaii, Dot, etc.

You can check them all out at: http://www.tuffo.com/tuffo_blk_product.html

And the best part?
Tuffo has donated one for one of my Lucky readers to win!

The winning post will receive a Tuffo Water Resistant Blanket in WHATEVER pattern they choose!

FOR THE MAIN ENTRY (must be done before any other entries and please leave email address in this entry so that I have some way to contact the winner :-) ):
~ Go to http://www.tuffo.com/tuffo_blk_product.html, choose the pattern that you'd love to have, and leave a comment here letting me know. Chose wisely as this will be the pattern you recieve if you win!

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (Must be left in separate comments in order to count as separate entries) ~
~ Follow my blog and leave me a comment knowing you are doing so!
~ Be an email subscriber and let me know in a comment!
~ Comment on another post in my blog and let me know in a comment here that you did and which post you commented on!
~ Let me know in a comment how you found my blog!
~ Grab my button and post it on your blog for ***TWO*** extra entries! (button must remain for the duration of the giveaway!)

This giveaway will end on Sunday, July 12th at 11:59 pm. The winner will be chosen through random.org and posted/emailed. They will have 48 hours to respond, if no response is received, another winner will be chosen.

SusanKJewelry Winner

Time for another winner!!!

The winning post for this weeks giveaway, SusanKJewelry's beautiful Graduation Too Necklace, was...

Post number 5!!!

Karmah said...

I love all her stuff! But I also like the Mom triple Disc Metal Stamped Necklace. (islandgirl706@gmail.com)

June 22, 2009 9:14 AM


I will send the winner an email requesting their information. They will have 48 hours to respond. If there is no response I will choose another winner through random.org!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Today I was reading one of the blogs that I frequent and she had a link to a post that made me soooo sad! Apparently there is a Animal Shelter in Texas that has run out of animal food and may need to start putting dogs to sleep if they can't feed them.

Heather over at Your Coupon Buddy is collecting the coupons from the 6/14 SS for the free cans of Mighty Dog dog food. She will use the coupons to get the food and then bring it to the animal shelter. If you are interested in helping out with this, you can see her full post about it at http://www.yourcouponbuddy.com/2009/06/calling-all-couponers.html.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BOGO Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover

Bebe au Lait is running a SUPER AWESOME promotion right now in which you purchase one nursing cover or gift set, and receive a free mystery nursing cover.

Here's how it works:

Select any Bebe au Lait, Hooter Hiders or Simple Organic nursing cover (Or any Bebe au Lait or Simple Organic gift set), and use coupon code "MYSTERY09" at checkout. That's it! A mystery nursing cover will be added to your order for free!

You can read more about the promotion here:


Monday, June 22, 2009

Publix Coupons up for Grabs

Hey girls!
SO being the coupon addict that I am, while I was in Florida last week I bought a couple Sunday Papers! There was a couple Publix items in there with coupons. Since we don't have a Publix (booo :( ) I'm willing to send them to the first person who comments here wanting them!

Heres what I have:
(2) $1/1 ground beef when you buy any El Paso Dinner Kit
(2) $1 off Yoplait when you buy any Nature Valley Granola Bars
(2) $1 off Groung Beef when you buy any Hamburger Helper
(2) $1 off Bananas when you buy Cheerios (8.9 oz or larger)
(2) $1 off Publix Bagged Salad when you buy any Progresso Soup
(1) buy a Hungry Jack Syrup (27.6 oz) and get a Hungry Jack Pancake Mix (28-32 oz) FREE
(1) buy (2) Snapple 6-packs and get 1 Snapple 6-pack free
(1) $3 off one gallon of Milk when you buy (2) Instant Breakfast Essentials Powder Multipacks
(theres a $1/2 printable coupon for these at http://www.carnationbreakfastessentials.com/Coupons/Default.aspx?CouponId=9f42b689-01b8-471e-acc0-0685ec9061f5)
(1) $1/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Creations
(1) $1/2 Ben & Jerry 16 oz Ice Creams
(1) $.75/1 Country Crock Spread
(1) buy (1) Centrum Ultra or Silver Ultra 100 ct. and get a Kellogs Raisin Bran FREE
(1) $2/1 Raid or Off item
(1) $3/1 Combat Ant or Roach Bait Kill

One person must take them all please!

SusanKJewelry Review/Giveaway

This past week I was fortunate to receive something awesome in my mailbox to review for all of my AWESOME readers! Check out my GORGEOUS Graduation Too necklace from SusanKJewelry!

It is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! I've only worn it a couple days but have already received SOOO many complements on it!

This necklace is made with a 1/2" fine silver disc that is hand stamped with a name of your choice. Hanging next to the disc is a fine silver tab measuring 1/2" long x 3/8" wide and stamped with a year or date and a 5-6mm freshwater pearl. Longer Names with four or more letters will go up to the 5/8" size.She can also fit longer names with the 2mm block letters on the 1/2" discs if you would like. Your choice of a 16" or 18" sterling silver box chain.

For mine, I chose to make it a mommy's necklace! Caden's name was put on the round charm, and his birth date on the other. It looks so awesome! I love how the necklace fits, too. It's not too short or too long, it hits at exactly the right spot! It's also extremely lightweight! I've had necklaces before are heavy, I can feel that I'm wearing them and make me feel like it's tugging at my neck, this one I don't notice at all! It also came beautifully wrapped in a gold satchet, in a little box tied up with gold ribbon. I can't say enough good things about the jewelry though seriously! I'm absolutely IN LOVE with it!


I have one for one of my lucky readers to win!!!
SusanKJewelry has donated the Graduation Too Necklace, to be engraved for one of you, with whatever name and date you choose!

It would make an awesome gift, or wonderful piece to keep for yourself! Either way, I know you will absolutely LOVE it!

FOR THE MAIN ENTRY (must be done before any other entries and please leave email address in this entry):
~ Go to http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5826679, choose another piece of hers you love, and let me know in a comment here, what piece you chose!

~ Follow my blog and leave me a comment knowing you are doing so!
~ Be an email subscriber and let me know in a comment!
~ Comment on another post in my blog and let me know in a comment here that you did and which post you commented on!
~ Let me know in a comment how you found my blog!

This giveaway will end on Sunday, June 28th at 11:59 pm. The winner will be chosen through random.org and posted/emailed. They will have 48 hours to respond, if no response is received, another winner will be chosen.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy 1st Father's Day

Happy FIRST Fathers Day to my amazing husband, Z!

He's such an amazing daddy to our little boy!
I love them both with ALL of my heart!

Winner WInner Chicken Dinner...

The Winner of the OH-SO-CUTE Crocheted Hat with Ears by Karenisa is...

Post number 12!!! :

Shae said...
email subscriber too!
June 15, 2009 12:15 PM

Congrats Shae!

I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond with address. If no response is recieved... I will choose another winner through random.org

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloogerswho must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Freaking Sweet! Nori over at thiscasuallife.blogspot.com gave me this awesome award! Thanks a bunch Nori!! Take the time to stop by her place, she's awesome! She's real, friendly, entertaining, and oh-so-sassy i dye laughing!

So as a recipient of this award, I have to pass it along to eight other friend worthy bloggers. Here's my list:

This Casual Life
Yes, Nori, I'm giving you back this award... If not for you, this blog probably wouldn't be living! Reading yours gave me the inspiration to dive right in! Thank you for that!

Mommies Wear Stilettos Too
Another friend from my baby boys virtual playgroup... She also falls in the "real" group. She's witty, real, and sweet all at the same time.

Samantha's Something Clever
She's so sweet! Yet, another playgroup friend... (see a pattern here anyone? I love my JM girlies) Her blog highlights her family life, including her oh-so-beautiful baby girl, Sadie! I love reading about their fun happenings!

A Thrifty Mom
Oh, I love this woman's blog! I'm really just a lurker/ giveaway entrant, but I check her blog everyday! She always has THEE best coupon hints and freebie alerts! I don't know what I would do without her!

Couponing 101
Another woman I can't live without! I can always count on her to be there with wonderful shopping tips! I lurk there everyday too!

Money Saving Mom
My first blog I ever followed! She also has the up-to-the-minute deals for me, and great tips! It was through her that I saw how much I could save and REALLY became a coupon ADDICT!

Asher James Warren
This is a blog about the little boy that I will become a nanny for (two days a week) in late August! He is soooo adorable, and has the greatest parents! I love seeing all his pictures, and reading up on all of his accomplishments!

Life as A Army Wife & Mommy
Ah, another JM friend! I love reading whats going on in Ashley and little Maddox's lives! She such a strong woman and I really look up to how she's handling everything! GO ASH!

Girls, I love you all and just want to Thank You for always being there for me in this blogosphere!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Miracle Blanket

Hey Everyone!
I managed to find some internet access, so I could tell you all who is the winner of the miracle blanket!
and the lucky winner isssssss.....
Post #10

Holly Sample said...

I found you through your Facebook group

I will send her an email and she has 48 hours to respond with address. If there is no response, I will choose another winner through random.org.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Giveaway! Karenisa's Crocheted Hat with Ears

Hey Chicas Bonitas! This week I'm posting the giveaway a little early, as we are leaving for Ohio tonight, and Florida Tomorrow! I'm not sure if I'll have internet there so I wanted to make sure I get it up!

This weeks giveaway is sponsered by Karenisa!

Karenisa offers SUPER CUTE baby products that are handmade with Love. She offfers everything from adorable knit hats with ears to afghans, bibs, barrettes, scarves, mittens, headbands, and more! Check her out at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6752761.
Her items make great baby shower gifts! I would so love the creme knit hat with ears!
Another awesome feature is that she offers a discount in exchange for professional photographs of your baby wearing one of her creations! How cool is that?!?!?!

Best of all, she has donated one of her creations for one of you to win!!
The adorable Crocheted Hat with Ears

It is made with Caron Simply Soft eco acrylic yarn and has adorable little "ears." This hat is made in a light oatmeal, perfect for both girls or boys. This hat is about 12 1/2 inches and will stretch to about 15 inches as your newborn grows. She can also make this in larger sizes, just send her your child's head size or age.

For the main Entry (you must do this first)(Please leave your email as I have not figured out how to find it out!):
~ Visit Karenisa's site (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6752761) and let me know in a comment here which else you would choose!

Additional Entries (in seperate comments!):
~ Follow my blog and leave me a comment knowing you are doing so!
~ Be an email subscriber and let me know in a comment!
~ Comment on another post in my blog and let me know in a comment here that you did and which post you commented on!
~ Let me know in a comment how you found my blog!

This giveaway ends on Saturday, June 20th, 2009 at 9 pm. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

flip flop lovers unite!!!


Just wanted to give all my chicas a heads up that Seventeen Mag is giving away a free pair of havaiana flip flops, http://www.seventeen.com/sweepstakes/7035 , to the first 3000 that sign up... and the link is still live! Just be sure to doctor your birthdate if your older than 29 ( the target group for this is 13-29). I do happen to know that the year 1987 would put you at 22 years of age :-) hehe.

Also... when it asks for the code, it is flipflops

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

First Giveaway Winner!!

I used random.org to find my first giveaway winner! AND out of 35 entries... the winner was entry number 14!

Cassidy said...

extra post for sam for finding me on JM

(It was spreading out the entries she posted in one comment...)

Sam said...

Extra: I love the Mod Dot, the Apples and Pears, the Cappuccino Lilly, Sock Monkey and Oliva the Pig... I could do broke buying bloomers! They're SO CUTE!

Also, I'm following the three yellow star fish blog and I found you on JM

Can you tell I REALLY want the bloomers! LOL!!!

See you around the playroom!

The winner has 48 hours to reply to my email. If there is no reply another winner will be chosen through random.org!

Writing Prompt Wednesday!

Join me in my writing prompt journey this week, courtesy of www.mamakatslosinit.blogspot.com

This week I chose the prompt:
3.) What have you been busy doing that's keeping you from updating your blog? How hard is it for you to get back into the swing of blogging when you take time off? (inspired by Sera)

So are you all ready for my excuses? ;-) hehe

This past week has been extremely busy and is only going to get busier! We are leaving for Florida Friday afternoon and have been busy trying to do things for it! My parents had bought everyones plane tickets, and asked everyone to pay them back... they then decided that we could hold their garage sale for them as payback. SOOOO from last wednesday (i was sick all week before then) through thursday night around midnight I was busy sorting through THREE storage units trying to figure out what to keep and what to sell, and then setting it up at my sisters! I then spent Friday and Saturday running the garage sale, Saturday night tearing it down, and Sunday building a diaper cake for my BFF's baby shower and the rest of the day at said shower! SO as you can imagine, It was a CRAZY WEEKEND FOR ME!
Now we're leaving for Ohio for a wedding Fri. and Sat. , Indy right after on Saturday, and flying out (to Florida) on Sunday morning at 7 (which means we have to be at the airport around 5:30 am). I need to spend the next two days cleaning, doing laundry, getting last minute items, and packing! (I have no clue what I'm packing yet either!)
Also on the baby front, Caden was on Enfamil Gentlease, and has become allergic to the corn syrup in it. ( I was also allergic to it as a baby.) He was also diagnosed with Reflux since he vomits the entire bottle of Gentlease back up :-( SO we've been going round and round with the doctors trying to get it all switched out, for the last week. but now it's all done, so it SHOULD be all good, hopefully it will agree with him! (He'll be on Enfamil AR)

SO that's why I've only had a couple post this week. I'll try hard to have at least one a day before I leave, and a couple while I'm gone. (i THINK our rental house has Wi-Fi!) Well, wish me luck while I try to get a million things done! ( and MANDA, HOLD RYAN IN WHILE I'M GONE!!! i wanna visit in the hospital when you have him lol <3>

Monday, June 8, 2009

2nd Giveaway!! Miracle Blanket!!

Are you a new mom? or a friend of a mom-to-be?
Wondering what baby item you won't be able to live without?
You need to check out the Miracle Blanket (miracleblanket.com)!
It was featured first on "A Baby Story" and
now "Bringing Home Baby", and even comes with a 100% satisfaction guarentee!

From the Site!:
Stops Colic - GUARANTEED!
• Helps Fussy Babies Sleep Great!
• Helps Ease Fussiness For ANY Baby!
• Aids In Preventing Facial Scratches!
• 100% High Quality Cotton

• Helps Babies Sleep Better On Their Backs!
• Helps Stop Twitches That Wake Your Baby!
• Makes Breast Feeding Easier!
• One Size Fits All Up to Four Months

Plus, The Amazing Miracle Blanket Uses No Knots, Buttons, Straps, Velcro,
Snaps, Zippers or Other Confusing Adjustments!

The best news of all?
They have donated one for all of you to have the chance to win!
You have up to 5 chances to win one in the color of your choice for your baby, or to give at the next baby shower you attend!

For the main Entry (you must do this first):
~ Visit the Miracle Blanket site (miracleblanket.com) and let me know in a comment here which color you would choose! (choose wisely, this will be the color you receive!)

Additional Entries (in seperate comments!):
~ Follow my blog and leave me a comment knowing you are doing so!
~ Be an email subscriber and let me know in a comment!
~ Comment on another post in my blog and let me know in a comment here that you did and which post you commented on!
~ Let me know in a comment how you found my blog!

This giveaway ends on Saturday, June 13th, 2009 at 9 pm.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bebe au Lait

Hey fellow mommies!

Bebe au Lait is running a GREAT promotion on their SUPER CUTE hooded towels until June 21st.
They are offering 25% off of the hooded towel and infant towel when you use the code HT2009 while checking out. AND on top of that... they are offering free standard shipping too! Just choose the standard UPS shipping!

Check them out here >> http://shop.bebeaulait.com/hoodedtowels;jsessionid=0a01074d1f43b3a140b194a34095a5ce8c32fe9c3b03.e3eTaxaQbxmTe34Pa38Ta38ObNj0

Caden is baby begging me for one (hehe) since we live on a lake and all!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My 1st Giveaway!: Three Yellow Starfish

***changed to winner pick size!***
Do you LOVE dressing your baby up? Love unique designer clothes? Need a special outfit for pictures?

Then you need to check out
Three Yellow Starfish

Malgorzata (Margaret) Weimener, the creator of Three Yellow Starfish, has been selling on Etsy for just a short six months and has already sold over 400 items of clothing. Her line includes dresses, pinafores, and bloomers for children ages newborn to 6 years! The simple, modern designs are ADORABLE! (and most are reversible too! It's like getting two outfits for the price of one!)

Best of All...
Three Yellow Starfish WANTS YOU TO WIN...

Peony Bloomers in Red
in Winner Pick Size!
The bloomers are 100% cotton.
Dress Your Baby with Style in Three Yellow Starfish

Here's what you can do to enter, you have up 5 chances to win!
Please be sure to include your email in emailname(at)wherever(dot)com form in each entry!
This giveaway will end on June 10th, 2009 at 6PM and the winner will be chosen at random!
Good Luck!
TO ENTER (must be done before additional entries count):
1. Go to http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5814349, choose a different item that you would like to purchase, and comment about it here!
(each one needs to be put in a seperate comment please!)
2. become a follower of mine. Let me know in a comment!
3. become an email subscriber. Let me know!
4. Visit the Three Yellow Starfish blog (http://threeyellowstarfish.blogspot.com/) and become a follower or email subscriber. Let me know!
5.Let me know how you found my blog/giveaway!
You have until June 10th, 2009 at 6PM to enter this giveaway. The winner will then receive an email from me letting them know that they won. They have 48 hours to respond or the next winner will be chosen at random.

Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers

In honor of my trying to start reviewing and giving away items, I've decided to review a couple items that I've recently purchased/receiving sample of!

Huggies Pure and Natural Diaper Review

I recently received a sample of two Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers in the mail. I was super excited, as I LOVE trying new products and they sound wonderful! According to Huggies, these diapers are:
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Contain Aloe and Vitamin E
  • Made from Organic Cotton
  • Fragrance Free

Upon opening them I was shocked at how soft they are! I was also suprised to see that they look just like our normal huggies! The only difference I found was that the scooped edge in the front is a little lower, which would be great with newborns!

So the true test came when I put the Pure and Natural Diaper on Bug for bed! He must have an overactive bladder at night because the only diapers I've found that he doesn't pee out of (at night) are pampers swaddlers and luvs. The first thing I did the next morning was check Bugs diaper and.... it was full but no leakage! Which is great!

The only dissadvantage that I've found was the price vs. amount of diapers... I've seen packages for $9.97, the newborn package has 31 diapers, making them $.32 per diaper. With the $3 off Huggies Pure and Natural Coupons out they are $.23 per diaper, which is still kind of high.

Overall, I like them, but will probably only buy them if I have the high dollar coupon!

I want to...

A lot of the blogs I frequent are Mommy Money Saving sites like AThriftymom.com and Couponing101.com. Alot of these sites do review/giveaways where a company will send them a product, they'll review, and then give one away to one lucky reader. I really want to get into this, but have no clue how... Does anyone have any advice on this? Leave me a comment on this post!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunday Stealing on a Monday

sooo I'm doing this a day late SORRY! lol... (it's another thing i'm stealing from Nori over at thiscasuallife.blogspot.com ) yesterday was a busy day so nothing was done on here!

Sunday Stealing: The Monkey's Meme

1. Name one person who made you smile today:
my hubby Z. He's such an awesome guy

2. What were you doing at 8am this morning?
sleeping DUH!

3. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
checking my email

4. What is your favorite candy bar?
pay days are sooo yummy

5. Have you ever been to a strip club?
haha actually yes! I had some crazy friends in college lol

6. What was the last thing you had to drink?

7. What was the last thing you ate?
hmm smores last night yum!

8. The last sporting event you watched?
on tv? the cubbys game

9. Do you go to church every Sunday?
i need to... but sadly no

10. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
actually it just depends on my food mood

11. What are you doing tomorrow?
job interview, quick errands in town, working on garage sale stuff!

12. What do you think of when you hear Australia?
I want to go there!!!

13. Biggest annoyance right now?
my ear, and everything that I need to do!

14. Last song listened to?
Bubbly by Colbie Calliot

15. Do you have a maid service clean your house?
haha I wish... more like I have a destroy service, "Z Demolition"

16. Are you jealous of anyone?
anyone who is debt free lol

17. Is anyone jealous of you?
prob not

18. What do you usually do during the day?
clean, take care of Caden, Internet

19. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
Not really...

20. Are you thinking about someone right now?
just hoping Bug keeps sleeping for a while...