Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Halls Refresh AMEX Giveaway at The Not So Blog

The Not So Blog and Halls Refresh are  hosting yet another great giveaway today.You can win a robe and slipper set as well as a $100 Amex giftcard! I don't know about you but I know I can use that for my after Christmas clearance shopping .If you would like to get in on this great giveaway just stop by The Not So Blog and enter to win and while you are there check out her great site.Not only does she host some fabulous giveaways but she has many other wonderful things on her site as well.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Crazy Dog T-shirt Giveaway At The Not So Blog

The Not So Blog is hosting a fabulous giveaway for a shirt from Crazy Dog.If you have never been to their site you should stop by.Crazy dog has many great shirts to chose from and you can probably find something for just about anyone. My favorite one is

I just love Rainbow Brite..how much of a flashback is that !!
They have funny shirts

Drinking Shirts

and many many more.
Stop by The Not So Blog  and check out her great site and while you are there enter her fantastic giveaways too!! I Did!

Sealy Posturpedic Innerspring Signature 11 Series Giveaway

One of my favorite bloggers Mommy Mandy is hosting a Sealy giveaway.She is giving away a fabulous Sealy Posturepedic Innerspring Signature 11 Series .Isn't that great!!

The following is taken from her post-

■Provides both advanced push-back support system and maximum pressure relief

■Distributes body weight away from the heavier parts of the body, relieving pressure from where it’s concentrated

■Maintains proper spinal alignment, blood flow and circulation, which enables restful and restorative sleep


■Posture Channels are incorporated to offer greater support in the shoulders, lumbar region and the back of the legs for orthopedically correct alignment during sleep

■Pressure Knock-Out Zones™ are made up of cradling materials including memory foam and resilient latex targeted at the areas most prone to pressure points – the shoulders, hips and knees

■The Pressure Knock-Out Zones start as a three-zone design and increase to seven zones in the high-end models
You can enter this too just stop by MOMMY MANDY  and enter to win!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Bitch and Moan

Fairy Blog Mother

Ok I must say this is one of my favorite posts and I LOVE to join in!!

So here goes-
Don't get me wrong I love my children,but honestly some days..I just want to get in the car and drive and drive and..well you get the picture.I homeschool my boys ages 6 and 8 and let me tell you..I would NEVER be a teacher .I would seriously go to jail for smacking the crap out of some smart mouthed lazy child.Not that I think you should smack children(especially other peoples children), but sometimes I think they are begging for a good behind reddening.My boys are WAY above average and that is due to me being SUPER STRICT about school.In my house anything below a B is just not acceptable...EVER.So today I am going over my sons gradebook (in my homeschool they have a teacher and do English and Math class online daily for an hour and then I do the lessons,spelling tests etc and submit them via Microsoft Word to the teacher as it is still a state licensed school ) so anyway I am looking at grades and I see A B A A etc and then a huge whopping C and a D in my oldest sons math quizzes.As if that is not bad enough ,when I confronted him about it he tells me-"well mom I wanted to watch TV so I just hurried (mind you he is currently grounded from the television for a previous C on a test). Then he says "who cares anyway,I won't need math when I grow up". So I spend the next hour telling him all the ways he will need math in life, even going as far as to show him examples..shopping,paying bills,etc.So I tell him to redo the work(even though his grade is already recorded) just so he can practice. I come back in about 10 minutes to check on him and he is finished. I ask how he got done so fast and he says "I hurried I figure I will just design video games when I grow up so I will not need math"..grrrr..I  swear one day me and that child are gonna go a few rounds.

I have been a t-mobile customer for 2 years now and I would not renew my contract if they gave me free service for life.When I signed up fpr t-mobile, they sent me the wrong phones and they had out of state phone numbers to boot.It took 3 weeks for this to be corrected and then I found out my phone was not internet capable(the only reason I even took the phone was because they told me it was fully capable).
Next we add money to out account for wallpaper and game downloads.I added 1 wallpaper and my husband did 2..we had loaded 25.00 in the account.I waited a few weeks and went to do more and low and behold but my account is empty..WTF.I call t mobile and am told they do not know what happened..O.K-how is that? Next my husbands 3 month old phoone start acting ignorant..to the point it had to be replaced.They sent us another Razor which worked for about 3 weeks and did the same thing.I called ,they did nothing.We had to go buy another phone out of pocket.Over the next year and a half we had EVERY issue possible and then about 3 months ago I noticed our usage was way above what it should have been..I called and they verified that they had been charging me for calls made on our My Faves which are supposed to be free and unlimited.Not only did they charge me but had been doing so the ENTIRE time we had been customers..thousands of minutes down the drain!! They said "sorry" and gave me a free month of service.The next month and each one since it has happened again.Every time I have to call and stay on the phone from an hour to an hour and a half while they go over EVERY call made on both lines and total the minutes we were charged so they can add them back to the account.This month we did all this nonsense, they added them up and then they tell me..we cannot locate 56 minutes..you did not use them but they are gone from your account..WTF again.I have had it I am thinking hammer to the nokia and sony erricson phone we currently have and getting a new provider.Let them take me to court over the rest of my contract because honestly I do not see a judge making me honor it when they have screwed up so many times.The mentioned are not even 1 tenth of the problems we have experienced. I HATE T MOBILE

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Secret Santa and 1-800 Flowers

1-800 flowers is hosting a great project this holiday season.Simply go to their facebook page
1800flowers and send a free Secret Santa gift to someone.They will not reveal your name until December 21st! Plus you will get a coupon code for 15 % off your next order from 1-800-FLOWERS.

Now for the best part..
If we can unite and send 10,000 free secret santa gifts on the site, they will donate $5000.00 to Toys for Tots this Holiday Season..isn't that great!! Go to the site,send a free "gift" and help out someone who might not see a Christmas without it.

I was not paid for this post only given the opportunity to win -
The first 20 bloggers to post about this campaign and report their link at http://tinyurl.com/ybw8uam will receive a $50 holiday arrangement of their choice from 1-800-FLOWERS.com, and 5 additional bloggers will be chosen at random to receive the same prize.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Heavens Angel Remembering Bryson Ross

This is a very sad day for bloggers and mommies alike.Shellie from MOM DOT has lost her son in a horrible drowning accident.Bryson Ross was only 2 years old.I myself do not know this family,but I do know the site and I am a mommy too.I cannot imagine what they are going through and so close to the holidays.

I am posting this in support of the family and to let them know that people all over are thinking of them and wanting to help in any way they can.You can read more about this and join in the linky by visiting Candles for Bryson Ross.

I ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers and also remind everyone that accidents do happen and this is not the time to voice your negative opinions on Shellie or her family and their tragedy.Please just remember she is a mother who has lost her darling angel and she has enough to deal with.Life is so short and this is a reminder to us all just how short it can be.Please allow them to grieve without all the nonsense and comments,tweets and posts that are not supportive.Let this mother and her family have that at least.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Buzzed Driving Campaign- Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

This holiday season we all want to relax and have fun.Everyone wants to let loose and enjoy
themselves,and that is great.
HOWEVER...it is also how many people lose their lives every year.
In 2008, nearly 12,000 people in the U.S. were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - and during the periods around Christmas and New Year's, this number was particularly high, with 316 people killed in alchol-impaired driving crashes.
It is so easy to "forget" how many drinks you have had,or to think it will be alright,it isn't far etc.
That is how each and every one of those people died ..none of them thought they were going to be killed getting in the car "just this one time".

You can join in too.Go to
to sign the pledge youself..I did.
You can also check them out on facebook buzzed driving is drunk driving or
 follow @buzzeddriving on twitter

Sensodyne and She Speaks

I recently received a container of Sensodyne iso-active foaming gel toothpaste to try from
http://shespeaks.com/. If you have never heard of she speaks I suggest you give it a try.I have received many different items to try as well a high value coupons for myself and to give to others.They send you items pretty quickly and you review them.They just ask that you post your opinions on the site or fill out a questionaire(very short )that they send you after you have had time to review the product.Simple and Smart.I have received Ghiradelli chocolate,Oral B Stages and other products to try..and they are all FREE!!

I loved the Sensodyne iso-active very much and my husband did as well. He had been having tender gums for a week or 2 when my trial item arrived so I gave it to him to try out first.After just a couple of days he noticed a change  in his gums and also a more clean feeling in his mouth.My husband is a Skoal chewer so he has that tobaccoey film from the chew and this did a great job of removing that as well.I myself am a smoker and I noticed a more crisp,clean feeling after brushing with the Sensodyne.


Sensodyne® iso-active® foaming gel is a breakthrough in oral health care technology. Starting off as a gel on your brush, it instantly transforms into a micro-fine foam in your mouth. This innovative foaming action disperses quickly to penetrate critical, hard-to-reach areas providing all around protection and sensitivity relief.

Sensodyne has many different varities including whitening and fresh impact. If you have any sensitivity in your mouth or when brushing,I would reccomend Sensodyne in a second.

I was not compensated for this post.I received the toothpaste and coupons as part of my membership with She Speaks and chose to write this on my own.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Shopping and My Giveaway Wins

So it is already the 6th, less than 3 weeks left until

How much have you finished? I am about halfway through my  buying (had a few wins in there too)
I won a Cloth Napkin Set from http://mommyhastowork.blogspot.com/

I also won a fabulous Land of Nod giveaway at http://5minutesformom.com/
Bellas Ball giveaway at http://networkingwitches.com/
a Snazzy Baby seat at http://thebraggingmommy.com/
and one from http://themombuzz.com/ too...Thanks ladies!!

These are my most recent wins and I would like to say thank you to all of the
wonderful hosts of these sites...Happy Holidays to them all!!

I also found some great deals venturing out to shop.I got some Axe for my husband.I just love to smell him
when he wears axe.If he showers in the body wash and then uses the spray..mmm. I could smell him all day

I got  a great deal on giant coloring pads for 6.00 each and managed to snag
 Disney Princess ,Power Rangers and Ben 10 ones for my daughter and 2 boys.
I also found Planet Heroes talking figures on sale for 7.00!! I think (hope)I have finished my sons
collection of these now.

I have accumulated much more but theis is from the past 48 hours or so.
I hope everyone is not like me ,still finding extra things and wrapping days before
(or even the night before) Christmas..lol..EVERY YEAR

More to come on my fabulous finds and Happy Holidays to everyone!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Springfree Trampoline Giveaway at Barefoot Mommies

Barefoot Mommies is hosting a fabulous giveaway for a Freespring Trampoline !
This is a wonderful product that is not only fun but also safe for your kiddies to use.I am sure they would love to receive one this holiday season!Head on over to http://barefootmommies.com/ and check out the great site.
While you are there you can enter to win one of your own!!

I have entered and have my fingers crossed to win so I thought I would share this AWESOME
giveaway with you too!!

You can go
to find out more about this great item .
HINT:You can find a fact not listed on the giveaway page for your required entry while you are there,then head over to the giveaway to enter the fact as your initail entry.