Friday, November 27, 2009


I Heart Cosmetics is hosting a wonderful..feel goood giveaway.There are some great goodies including
                                                           Sleek Cosmetics
                                                        Gosh Darling Lipstick

                                                      and CHOCOLATE!!

Go check it out

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Giveaway at 5 Minutes for MOM

5 Minutes For Mom is having a great christmas blowout.
These girls are so faublous to be hosting such a huge event with over 30 different giveaways in the next month.This is a great place to enter for some wonderful gifts for yourself or someone else on your list.


while your are there LOOK what else they are doing.They are hosting UNDER THE TREE where readers nimonate a family in need and families will be chosen to receive help then the companies are providing gifts for them.Stop by there and check this out too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Gift Guide HTML


Holiday shopping season is here again and the Global Influence network has some great gift ideas for you, tried and tested by real moms. Click on the links to check out what our team of reviewers had to say about each of these gift ideas, and then take a moment to enter our fun giveaway and take a chance at winning some of these fabulous products. Featured Reviews pouchee Pouchees -

Busy moms need all the help they can get to stay organized and keep life as simple as possible. The Pouchee is the perfect solution to keeping all those little things together, putting everything you need, right at your fingertips.

duckhunter Duck Hunter -

Duck Hunter turns the excitement of the hunt into an activity the whole family can enjoy. Launch the duck in the air and try to hunt it down with the toy shooter as it flies freely in the air. A fun choice for those who love outdoor sporting.

cardstore CardStore cards

-Personalized holiday cards are an important item on everyone's to-do list and often a hassle to create and print. has everything from family photo cards to invitations for your big holiday party, simplifying your holiday season.

Great Holiday Gift Ideas Things Remembered Custom Couture Jewelry Just Elfin' Around Card Cubby Harumika By Bandai Harumika Runway Showstopper Harumika Style Starter Baby Alive Whoopsie Doo Strawberry Shortcake Playset Kota Monty Rex Wall to Wall Basketball Nerf Pocket Vortex Busy Ball Popper Talking Chuck Truck Leapfrog My Pal Scout Leapfrog Tag Jr Leapfrog Scribble and Write Animal Planet Polar Land Playset Animal Planet Dinosaur Playmat Onionhead Adult/Teen Feelings Pack OnionHead Children's Feelings Pack Onionhead A-Z Feelings Magnet Set FotoboxPlus MeTime Tees Fun Holiday Giveaway! For this holiday guide, we want to share the love with the blogosphere! Some of our generous sponsors have donated prizes to be given away to lucky readers! To enter to win one of the following fabulous prizes, simply fill out the form here: Prizes include: Things Remembered Custom Couture Jewelry Pouchee Elfing Around Harumika Onionhead Feelings Pack Nerf Wall to Wall Basketball Baby Alive Whoopsie Doo MeTime T-shirt Entries will close on December 6, 2009 at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be contacted by email after the close of the contest. Global Influence Member Guides Need more ideas for this holiday season? Check out the guides that some of our Global Influence members have put together on their own sites! Thrifty Jinxy, Happy Healthy Hip , And Twins Make Five , Because Two People Fell In Love, Mommy Musings , Lipstick to Crayons , Bargain Briana , Mommy PR , Shop With Me Mama, Santa Picks, Rave and Review, Connected 2 Christ , 3 Boys and a Dog, The Classy Closet , Contest Corner, Lisa Reviews , A Giveaway Every Day, HulaHoopinMom, Spalibrations, High Impact Mom, From Cribs to Car Keys
All reviews listed in the Global Influence gift guide were product provided. Featured positions were purchased by sponsors. Member gift guides are not affiliated with Global Influence.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Leap Frog Zippity at The Not So Blog

I don't know about you,but I love Leap Frog products.I started my boys on the My First Leap Pad when they were about 2 years old and we have continued to use them every since.My daughter loves the Learn and Groove Alphabet Drum as well as the Discovery Ball.Leap Frog products not only add delight  to the days of any little boy or girl,but they also encourage learning in a fun and  hands on way.

Now Leap Frog has done it again with the Zippity, which adds movement to the mix to make a fantastic present Christmas or otherwise.The Zippity has included bopper and mat as well as 8 preloaded Disney Character games.This is a way to encourage learning for your little one whil they stay active and have a blast.With the Leap Frog Zippity you cannot go wrong.
You can check out the Zippity as well as all the other amazing Leap Frog products at
The wonderfully mommy at is also having a great giveaway where you can WIN  a Zippity of your own.Stop by this fabulous blog to enter and while you are there ,check out the site.I promise it is well worth it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mommy's Little Princess

My little girl is such a cutie and she knows it too.At least once a day she wants me to take her picture,and of course being absolutly in love with her,I usually do.The only problem with this is that EVERY time I get out the camcorder,camera or even my phone,she thinks its model time.Reagan just turned 3 in July and she already wants to be a fashion model and ballerina..her words not mine.This means she WILL NOT  settle for just one picture..oh no.When Reagan says "Take my picture" she means me make random poses and take a picture of every one of them.

She has a closet full of costumes,dress up clothes,wigs,feather boas,purses  etc that she  thinks she needs to add to every time she finds something new.

I have found that it is much cheaper to buy her items from places like Goodwill and Volunteers of America because she has so much it really doesn't get alot of use.After Halloween sales are also wonderful for her stockpile.If anyone knows anyplace online..outside of Amazon and Ebay where they sell this type of stuff at good prices, feel free to drop a comment and let me know,as I'm sure I will be buying lots more in the future.


Saturday, November 21, 2009


GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!      

For Michigan fans,the game did not have a great start,middle or end today.I guess we need to tape the ball in their hands.How the hell do you fumble the ball in the endzone? I am a diehard Wolverine fan who lives 30 minutes from the Buckeyes home field ,but honestly can we just hand Ohio State the game? Any way it goes Michigan failed miserably today and Ohio State got  their points due to Michigan screw ups and NOT Ohio playing ability.It was like watching a bunch of middle school players scrambling around out there.Not 1,2 or even 3 but 4 interceptions ..can you say NEW MICHIGAN QUARTERBACK.!!!!!!!!!!! Every single one of them was due to horrid throwing on Michigans part.To say I'm disgusted is an understatement. What a disgace to the uniform.Ohio State should get down and praise the Wolverines for handing them the game..if you can call it a game.I think I could put my 6,7 and 8 year old boys out there and they could do a better job .ITS CALLED FOOTBALL!! PATHETIC is the only word that comes to mind.Coach Rodriguez needs a new about little league water boy.By the 4th quarter it was not even worth watching anymore.

Bitch and Moan

Fairy Blog Mother

I love thie idea ,especially as I do it all the time.Great fun to read to!!

First on the whole TWILIGHT thing.I refuse to even watch this stuff or have anything to do with it for so many reasons.

1.I WILL NOT be among the masses of mindless teenagers frantically screaming over someone they will never even know..what's the point? I mean honestly how great can he be..he's human and a man.."nuff said.

2. There are so many better "vampire" movies out there..Bram Stoker,Nosferatu,Dracula..(Bela Lugosi) ,The Lost Boys,ever heard of "Interview"..try reading an Anne Rice novel for gods' sake.

3.I don't know about you but if I'm gonna watch a pale,thin,mussy haired man running around, Im gonna add some red lipstick and white shoes and watch Robert Smith..mmm..the Cure.

Ok on to other things


I homeschool my kids through ECOT-Electronic Classroom Of Tomorrow.First off I should say I do love ECOT,however not everything about it.My son Aiden is 6 years old in second grade.

Aiden completed all of 4 weeks of first grade before I said enough already, he can read at about a fourth grade level with 119 words per minute average on his State Test last month.They wanted him to sit and read I see Spot or whatever the hell they have these days..seriously? He can spell elephant,probably,alphabet,etc and they were giving him..SEE,THE,GONE etc for spelling words.Give Me A Fucking Break!!

Not only did the teacher not notice this  herself, but she wanted to argue with me when I contacted her about testing Aiden for acceleration to the next grade.So eventually my bitchy self won out and they did test him..only to call me and say..we think Aiden should move up to second grade..YOU THINK? I only told you that a hundred damn times before.

So anyway they did move him up and he is on Honor Roll. Last week I  received a call from his teacher telling me if Aiden did not turn in a reading paper she was going to turn him/me in to the truancy department for failure to participate.Mind you I am having health issues,am on multiple medications,facing yet another surgery  and have kept the teachers well aware of the situation..weekly in fact.It is MY responsibility to scan and submit his work to the teacher ..NOT HIS
In ECOT  over half of the work is done online and they have daily class with a teacher and other students..which he is guessed it..DAILY.
Given that -
1.I have informed them of what is happening
2.He is well ahead of the masses ..still the best reader in 2nd grade with the closest to him being 90 words per minute
3.He is on HONOR ROLL  and in class with her every day

Yet she cannot email me or even call me nicely to  inquire about the missing paper,instead she is going to threaten me on my voicemail!! I had had enough.Needless to say not only did I tell her what I thought ,but I also called the principal and raised 90 kinds of hell about it.

Guess what..I have not heard a word from the teacher since.


I have a cat who I wanna strangle.I know that sounds bad but I mean it.I love animals of all kinds , and especially cats.This particular cat I found outside about 2 years ago and decided to keep the poor starving thing.He has grown and is beautiful but ignorant I swear.All this time he has been a wonderful pet,until recently.First we discovered he had been using our bedroom closet as a litter box.I only have 1 cat,he has a covered box that gets cleaned constantly and he has used for 2 out of the blue he is being a jackass.He has also decided that he wants to eat bread,rolls,cookies,donuts etc off my kitchen counter, stove,and even on top of the refridgerator..grrrr.We have to keep our bread in the fridge to avoid this.Yesterday I saw him hovering over my daughters diaper bag..I ran over but too late,he had decided to pee inside the bag.He managed to ruin almost an entire pack of pull-ups and was working on taking a crap in it too..WHAT THE HELL? Not only did he do this but he did it not 10 feet away from his nice clean ,freshly changed box..can you say CAT MURDER..grr.He is now going to live on the farm..enough is enough!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Scentsy candle Warmer

How would you like to win a beautiful Scentsy candle warmer and scent? I know I would so I'm entering to win. Through me eyes is offering one in a great giveaway

Stop by check out the blog and enter to win.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fancy Friendship Bracelets by Klutz

The not so blog is hosting a great giveaway for Fancy Friendship Bracelets by Klutz.This book has instructions as well as charms,beads  and 5 colors of cords to make fabulous bracelets.

Stop by her blog,check out the giveaway and enter to win.

Lemon Tree Cards

I recently won a gift card to Lemon Tree Cards on a blog giveaway at
I was contacted right away by Shelly to pick out my items. They have such cute things that I had a hard time choosing. I did eventually decide to get a vinyl name decal for my daughter.I chose the flowers in lilac.

They have different styles and colors to suit everyone!

I had some credit left but couldn't decide what else to get so I told her I would just take the decal and forfeit the rest of the gift card.Shelly immediatly contacted me back to say she would customize an order to fit my remaining amount and even offered suggestions as to how she could do this.There are just so many options and styles that I spent forever decidng what I wanted and through it all she was not only patient but extremely helpful as well.If you have a second stop by and check out their amazing items like this beautiful birth announcement

or these too cute christmas cards

Not only do they have fantastic items but super customer service.Most companys would have said no problem to me giving up my credit but this was just not acceptable for Lemon Tree Cards and Shelly.You can rest assured if you have a need they will work to take care of it and you.Im sure I will be back and I urge you to go see what you can find!!


I won a Chef'N peeler from a blog giveaway a few weeks ago and received it last week.I am in love.I must admit that I was skeptical at first,I even started to skip the giveaway and then thought..what the heck.I was surprised when I won and even more so when I actually tried it out.

This is the best peeler I have ever tried.Not only is it easy to use because it fits on your finger and in the palm of your hand, but it takes NO effort.I figured you had to apply some pressure but you really dont.I tried this out on an apple first and was amazed at how fast and easy it was to use.Not only is this the simplest peeler but it also only takes off what is necessary.No more losing half of your apple or potato etc by using a hand peeler,no more cutting your hand when the knife slips , NO MORE FUSS!!

I was able to peel 2 apples in maybe 2 minutes with little to no waste and even less hassle.My 8 year old son wanted to try, which gave me pause.The first time I told him NO WAY it still has blades on it,however I experimented with it and found that unless you run it directly over your finger,it is not going to cut you or anyone else.The blade is in the center of the pad and it pivots side to side to slide easily over the surface you are peeling.Because of the  pad surrounding it,you never come in contact with the blade.I did let him try and he was able to use it with as much ease as myself. It takes a minute to get used to the idea of  peeling with your palm ,but once you do..oh how wonderful.

I have carpel tunnel as well as fibromyalgia and peeling used to make my wrists throb and my arms cramp up.I have used this about 4 times so far and not one bit of pain.

I did not receive anything for this post, nor was I influenced in any way, all opinions are my own from using the peeler.I just decided to share my experience with a great product and a great blog giveaway with others so they may enjoy it too.Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Families In Need

I dont know if you have seen this poll or read about it,but if you have not..please do.Barefoot Mommies is holding a vote to help a family in need this holiday season.The stories are very sad and each deserves to be read if nothing else.It does not cost you anything except a few moments of your time, but it could mean the world to a family in need .Please take a moment to stop by.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Do you love CURIOUS GEORGE? IWell I do and I know where you can enter to win a Curious George prize pack including the new DVD movie, CD and more.Go check out  Kaseys site and her great giveaways at

Monday, November 9, 2009

Help Lance and Julie in their quest for a baby!!!

Lance and Julie are trying to build their family through adoption and they are having an awesome giveaway to promote their adoption cause! Please take a minute to look at their adoption blog ( Then, make sure to enter their giveaway at Thanks!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Aunty Ollie $100 Gift Card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Aunty Ollie $100 Gift Card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Personalized Wood Toy Boxes

Are you tired of stepping on little blocks,toy soldiers, or Barbie shoes? I have a solution for you..a personalized,handcrafted,engraved wood toy box

There are many different boxes to choose from including handpainted ,engraved and bordered toy boxes.

With multiple wood types,different colors,various designs .

They will  do custom laser engraving with your design too!!

 You can choose a blanket or hope chest instead of a toy box if that suits better. They also have rocking chairs,tables and shelves.

These would make a great gift for any child or a nice piece to save for the future in a hope chest.You really have to see them all  for yourself so stop by,check it out and maybe do a little shopping while you are there.

No products or payments were received for this post.All opinions are my own from research and information obtained at the site.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Loveable Labels Blog Launch Party-Party Til you Drop

Loveable Labels  is hosting a grea Blog Launch Party

Come check out the site !!While you are there look around the site and  enter to win some great prizes !!
During the party they are awarding an Ipod touch ,a  $100 gift certificate, and 3 personalized label combo packs including sticker labels,shoe labels and press n stick clothing dots.There are many ways to enter this giveaway so get going!! Lovable Labels also has bag tags,medical wristbands,allergy labels,stationary and personalized book to name a few.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Our Halloween Havoc

So everything went pretty well for halloween

We Decorated -like my alien lights

We designed pumpkins

Of course the costumes 
My boys Devil Gage and Bionicle Aiden and the Queen
My nephew Kaiden the Pooh

I am a corpse bride and my daughter is the Queen of hearts

We did a chocolate cookie house

My step nephew grew a pumpkin for the Pumpkin Show in Circleville Ohio

The kids received way too much candy..this is minus some my husband took to work..hard candy, gum etc,
what has been eaten over the past few days and a bucketful I left at my sisters

All together a great holiday for

Sunday, November 1, 2009

WINNER of the El Tacador Giveaway

I have not mastered how to copy  the Random Generator into my post..I did use to get my winner-
and the winner is #7..
slugmama said...

I signed up as a google follower too.

I will be sending email now.
Thanks to everyone who entered and my new followers.I hope to have more giveaways soo.!!

Toy Wrangler Giveaway @ Jabbering Jessie

These toy wranglers look super easy to use and very handy.The site says they work great on


◦- Car seats

◦- High chairs

◦- Shopping carts

◦- Strollers

◦- Walkers

◦- Jumpers

◦- Activity centers
cute and handy

5 Jabbering Jessie readers have a change to win..go check it out