Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Super Excited for Christmas!!

I can't wait until the kids get their gifts this year.I have been working so hard trying to get what they wanted and if they complain one little bit,I might just explode!.I will be the first to admit the kids are a little spoiled.They are used to mom being glued to the computer and being able to find what they want,every time.With items like a guitar,drums,Pillow Pets,Fushigi,Hex Bugs,Zhu Zhu Pets and more on their lists,I have been one busy mom! I am happy to say that I found all the things I really wanted to find and a whole lot more too!

Only 2 more days until I celebrate with my step children.We will be opening their gifts on Christmas Eve this year because they have to go to their moms for Christmas.Of course I have to work that day so we will not be doing this until about 7 pm and then off they go just a couple hours later.My mom is supposed to come spend the night though,so it should prove to be a very long day!

Once the kids get up and open gifts we will be heading to my sisters for Christmas with them and my cousins.This is the closest group in the family and we always stay in close contact so needless to say,I have tons of gifts to transport too.We will have dinner there and then return home .By this point I will be more then ready to relax before I go back to work Sunday! Oh by the 3rd anniversary is Tuesday..what a week!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I am all done shopping!

Finally I am finished shopping for Christmas.I have gotten everything I wanted to get for everyone on my list.I even managed to find a few items I had not planned on because they were such great deals.The best surprise I found were comic books for my son.He has been asking for them but I wasn't sure I wanted to pay 3 or 4 dollars per book for him to read once and never touch again.I was browsing a local discount store when I came upon bundles of comics with 10 in each bundle for only $5! I was thrilled.Some of these books are from as early as 1978 and feature characters like Spiderman,Batman,Wolverine and more! I can't wait to see his face when he opens the boxes to find tons of new comics for him to read and hopefully save a few of them too!

What about you? Are you finished with your shopping?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Make Your Own Personal Gift Wrap with My Wrap

I recently received the cutest item for review.I was sent 2 different wrapping paper kits from My Wrap!
When I was first offered this opportunity,I though it was a cute idea.After having a chance to try them out though,I am even more pleased then I thought I would be.

There are 4 different kits to choose from,2 of them even have special holiday designs.We received a Gingerbread kit and a Dog kit to review.Each set has 2 full sheets of paper 31x 23 for a total of 10 sq. feet per set.Each kit comes with gift tags,stickers,stencils,crayons and a pencil to assist in personalizing the wrap.There are preprinted designs on it as well for easy coloring.I gave these to the kids to try out.All 3 of them enjoyed the project and found a sheet that they liked.With boys ages 7 and 9 and a 4 year old princess,it is hard to purchase something they all enjoy,so this was a BIG plus.
They even offer bows and ribbons to complete the look! We used the sheet my daughter designed to wrap a couple of gifts for my husband.I was able to wrap both a shirt and an AXE gift set with the sheet.I probably could have gotten 1 or 2 more small gifts wrapped with it as well,but I was cutting around her designs to keep them intact.

Each kit is $19.99 and will be sure to delight the recipient.You can buy this as a gift for that special little one or design it yourself to wrap your gifts in too.My youngest son even mentioned keeping his to hang on the wall or maybe give to my mom as a present from him.All  in all, this is a super cute idea and I hope they add even more designs soon!

*I was sent the kits to try to assist in my review.No other compensation was received and the opinions are my own.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Gallery Collection Winner is LyndaT

I have drawn the winner for the gift bag ensemble from The Gallery Collection.Thanks to everyone for entering and congrats to-
Lynda T for being the winner! I am sending you an email now.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our Christmas Shopping is Almost Complete..ALMOST

I am so thrilled.My holiday shopping is almost done and I have not wanted to kill anyone yet! I managed to find almost every item on my list,but if someone knows where to get a starter drum set for a 7 year old at a REALLY good price,please let me know! You can even email it to me.My son asked for one and it is the only outstanding kids gift I need to find..HELP! I say a good price because I found my oldest son the guitar he wanted on sale from $130 to $60..I jumped on that one and it arrived today,now I just need the drums!

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Winner of the progresso giveaway is 3 Giggly monsters

The winner has been drawn for my Progresso giveaway -
3 Giggly Monsters

I will be emailing you soon.Winners have 48 hours to reply to my emails before I draw a new winner.Thanks to everyone for entering and I hope you come back soon!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Giveaway Blog Hop Winners

I have drawn the winners from the Holiday Giveaway Blog Hop.Sorry for the delay,I just returned from my work Christmas party and thought I had better get this done now.

The winners are-

CSN Stores-April

Little One Books-Icefairy


The winners have been emailed and I am awaiting replies.If I do not hear back within 48 hours,I will draw new winners.Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to enter the 2 new giveaways I have posted!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Old El Paso Presents Family Taco Night Review and Giveaway

I love tacos as much as the next person,well..ok maybe more than the average person.In my house we have tacos a few times a month,it would probably be more if I could get hubby to live on that and pizza.When I was offered the chance to enjoy one of my favorite foods and get some cute taco themed accessories as can bet I jumped on it!
Thanks to Old El Paso and My BlogSpark, I received a great taco night kit which included
an Old El Paso "Family Taco Night" prize pack which includes a packet of original Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase our taco fixings.

Old El Paso is working to promote a fun family fiesta for taco night.A nice way to include some fun is by playing  El Tacodor-  the world’s only Family Taco Night Game.You can go to the site to download instructions, a score card, and a challenge sheet, and start playing with your family too! Grab your taco ingredients and your favorite set of cards and get busy cooking up some fun with the family. You can go here to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products today!

Wait-there is more.1 winner will get to enjoy the same prize pack that I received! Thanks to My Blog Spark and Old El Paso you can create your own Family Fun Taco Night!

Mandatory Entry-
Tell me what your family enjoys on their tacos?

Extra Entries-
Follow me on GFC-1 entry
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Giveaway ends on december 17th and is open to US only.Must be 18 to enter. All opinions expressed are those of myself,my husband and my children.I received the prize pack to assist in a review  and  giveaway but no other forms of compensation.I am not responsible for shipping winners items or for any experiences that are different then my own. Have A Great Day

My Super Cute Holiday Cards from The Gallery Collection and Giveaway

I love to have personalized or custom items.I think adding your own touches lends a certain flair to items that might otherwise be plain or boring.I was thrilled when I was given the chance to create my own custom greeting cards from The Gallery Collection .                 .

 After browsing the site,I decided to get the baby polar bear cards.I had our message added to the bottom of the card and even had a matching address printed on the back flap of each envelope.This way they are return addressed and stylish in one.

I was really pleased with the choices available and could even pick a few more styles that I would love to have.They have Patriotic Cards

You can  jazz it up by choosing their photo cards

You can even get matching silver and gold gel pins to write your messages with.The ordering process is simple and browsing is a breeze.The delivery was fast and the cards arrived in perfect condition! I love that the envelopes were lined in silver inside.I thought it really caught your eye when you opened it.

One of my readers will get the chance to try their products for themselves.The lucky winner will get to chose one of these great gift bag ensembles.This will be a short giveaway to allow you to receive your prize before the holidays.I will draw a winner once the giveaway closes on December 13th at midnight.

Mandatory Entry-
Go to The Gallery Collection and tell me which card design is your favorite or which gift bags you would choose if you won.
Extra Entries-
Follow this blog on GFC-1 entry
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Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs (button in sidebar)-1 entry
Follow me on twitter-1 entry
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Giveaway open to US only.Must be 18 to enter. All opinions expressed are those of myself,my husband and my children.I received the cards to assist in my review.No other forms of compensation were received.I am not responsible for shipping winners items or for any experiences that are different then my own. Have A Great Day

Thanks to everyone!

I want to say thank you to all my readers,followers and friends.I love writing this blog and hope you all enjoy it as well.I will be bringing you a new giveaway soon..well more then 1 actually,so stay in touch! I had to work double shifts today and tomorrow,so I will be drawing winners for my Holiday Giveaway soon!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop

Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop
I am thrilled to be part of this fabulous giveaway event.Each of the participating blogs will be hosting giveaways for cash and gift certificates only.Over the next 4 days,you will have the multiple chances to win some really fabulous prizes and join in the fun! Be sure to stop by each of the blogs,enter to win,and spread some blogger love!

I have 3 prizes to give away.There will be 3 winners-1 for each prize.So in no particular order,meet the sponsors-

The first prize I am offering is from Jasmere. Every day there is a featured item at up to 70% off retail.You get an email and if interested,you go check it out,if not,you do nothing.Simple! Jasmere will be offering a $25 gift credit to 1 winner!

My second prize is from Little One Books. This is a fabulous site that offers books,music and video specifically for the little ones.From Berenstain Bears to Wow Wow Wubzy,Curoous George to Sesame Street, they have it. I found tins of items from this site that I would love to get for my daughter,neice and nephew.For this giveaway, 1 winner will get a $25 gift certificate to spend on anything from the site.

The last prize is being offered by one of my favorite shopping places, CSN Stores With over 200 shops to chose from I am sure my winner will enjoy their $55 gift certificate! You can find anything from baby outfits to toys,home decor to small appliances and much much more!

Mandatory Entry-
You must be a follower and tell me in order which prizes you like.I will draw the first winner and they will get whatever prize they listed first.The second drawn winner will get their listed choice of the remaining 2 prizes and the last winner will get whichever one is left.No matter which prize they end up with, all 3 winners will have a nice addition to their Christmas funding!

Extra Entries-
Go to CSN Stores or Little One Books and tell me an item you like-1 entry per site
Subscribe to this blog-1 entry per method (feed and email)
Follow me on twitter-1 entry-leave twitter name in comment
Friend me on facebook-1 entry
Vote for me on Picket fence Blogs (button in sidebar)-1 entry

Dont forget to stop by all the other blogs and enter to win! Giveaway open to US only and ends at midnight December 5th..Must be 18 to enter. No compensation was received for this giveaway.