Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Log Cabin Syrup Giveaway - Ends 7/5/09

Log Cabin recently announced that it had replaced High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) with natural sugar in it’s product line. If you are trying to maintain a healthier diet, now you can add Log Cabin syrup to it. You also have a chance to win a free bottle by heading over to Val's Views and read her review.... just click on the link below:


Good Luck!!!

Thomas the Tank Giveaway

For those of you who have a child or grandchild who LOVES Thomas the Tank as much as my grandson does, you have to check out this giveaway...... http://susannahbananaboutique.blogspot.com/2009/06/thomas-friends-trackmaster-thomas-at.html

Thanks to Susannah at The Funky Monkey one of you has the chance to win Thomas at Action Canyon http://www.thomastrackmaster.com/rs_actCan.html - isn't that fabulous????

Just head on over to her site by clicking on the top link and GOOD LUCK!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

June 29, 2009: It's Monday! What are you reading?

From j. kaye book blog:


"All I can say is where in the heck did the week go!?! I didn't have taxi mom duties and was able to sleep late. Still, I lost two days. It was Thursday and I was still reading the same book from Monday."

Books I Completed This Week:

- Harlequin Romance (guilty pleasure) Identity Unknown by Debra Webb
- Killing Fear by Allison Brennan
- Stalked by Brian Freeman

Books For This Week:

- A Land Remembered by Patrick Smith
- The Migraine Brain by Carolyn Bernstein, MD and Elaine McArdle
- The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone

The Giveaway: lelimelo giveaway

The Giveaway: lelimelo giveaway

Here is a chance to win a gorgeous necklace - good luck!!

Safe Sunday Meme - Protect All Children

Welcome To My Loonyverse has started a new Sunday meme called “Safe Sunday.” This is to take a stand against child abuse and to help save our children - one child at a time. Here is the link to learn more about it:


Here is the contact number for the Florida Child Abuse Hotline

Also here is a link to their website for any information you may need.
Please don't let ANY type of abuse happen -
do your part to help a child!!!


Nano Won a Prize

Hey everyone, this time Nano won a prize, and he is so excited!!!

Thanks to sweeps4bloggers (see their button on my sidebar), he is the lucky recipient of a BowHausNYC Pet Travel Bowl
http://bowhausnyc.com/travel - he picked the striped one, he's got great taste.

Thank you to sweeps4bloggers and BowHausNYC for the wonderful win.

Until next time............. Lorie & Nano

THANK YOU APRIL - My Custom Button

If you recall, on June 20th, I posted a giveaway by April from April Showers Blog Design http://www.aprilshowersblogdesign.com/2008/09/why-i-made-this-blog.html for a custom signature or custom button for the Father's Day weekend.

Well, I entered, and April designed the MOST beautiful button for my blog!! I am SOOOO pleased with how she did, that I couldn't wait to get it on my blog. There was one problem, however - totally on my part - I was using the Blogger classic template, so I had to upgrade my blog first. So, I spent all of Sunday redoing my blog design so I could get the wonderful button posted to my blog.......

So now it is up here and ready for all of you to GRAB!!!!!
(It's on my sidebar)

I want to say THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH to April for her hard work. She did such a great job, if anyone of you needs anything for your blog, please go to her first, she is a fabulous blog designer and I know you will not be disappointed!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Giveaway - Get Real by Donald E Westlake - Ends 7/8/09

Get Real
A Dortmunder Novel
by Donald Westlake
Pub. Date 7/17/09
Here is another book giveaway from sweeps4bloggers and Hachette Book Group. Five lucky people can win a copy of this really great sounding book. Head on over to http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/06/get-real.html for your chance to be one of the five. Good luck.
PHOTO COURTESY: Hachette Book Group

Sunday Stealing: The ABC Meme

Sunday Stealing: The ABC Meme
I got this from Annette at Fairy Blog Mother http://www.fairyblogmotherblog.com/2009/06/sunday-stealing-628.html
(click on the post heading to see where it originated from)....
This is my first Stealing Sunday Meme, so I hope you all like my attempt.......

A – An advantage you have – Not working, so I can blog at my convenience and from my couch, bed, or desk
B – Blue or brown eyes – Blue, "baby blues" according to the hubs

C – Chore you hate – ALL of them!

D – Dad’s name Donald

E – Essential start of your day – orange juice, coffee, kiss from the hubs

F – Favorite color – Red (2nd choice green)

G – Greatest thing you’ve ever done that made you feel really good - EVER??? That's hard... first it would have to be the raising my 2 children, 2nd would be mustering up the courage to leave an abusive relationship

H – Habit you have – good: I try to help people and make them happy; bad: I sometimes (occasionally) smoke (I know, I know - so does the president)

I – Issue you hate that the world tries to make you pursue – (forgive me) amnesty for illegal aliens; bilingual teaching in school
J – Job title – disabled

K – Kohls or Target – Target (it's closer) I haven't been to a Kohls since moving to Florida.

L – Living arrangements – house with the hubs and doggie - lots of visitors, it is after all Central Florida

M – Music you like – Rock n' Roll (it will survive!!!)

N - Nicknames – depends on who you talk to: the hubs - Princess; kids: Ma, Mommy; friends - Lor; my dad used to call me Fido (???? maybe that's why I am so screwed up ad in therapy - not really there are a WHOLE host of other reasons)

O – Overnight hospital stay – besides the 2 childbirths; 2 more: hysterectomy and spinal surgery (just this past February)

P – Pet Peeve – there are really so many, I think they really all boils down to people who are MEAN; i.e. yelling/rude to kids/old people/animals; nasty driving; talking in movies; cell phones at restaurants; general inconsiderateness (do I sound like a Bi**h???)

Q – Quote that you like most – Walt Disney, "I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse."
R – Right or left handed – right-handed

S – Siblings – two older sisters; one younger sisters (none speak to me - their loss, so says my therapist & the hubs, love that man!!)

T – Time you wake up – (after 2/3 times during the night) 8:00, doggie has to pee-pee, again the hubs takes him out; I blog in bed until around noon (hubby brings me breakfast in bed, he IS the best man on the planet - no offense)

U – Underwear – ummm, it is a little warm here?!?!?!? TMI

V – Vegetable you dislike – GREEN PEAS!!!!! Mushy little balls of GROSS!!!!!

W – What makes you run late – it's hard for me to get ready to do anything because of limited mobility and pain, and I never seem to give myself enough time, I am constantly dropping things and I get frustrated & depressed.

X – X-rays you’ve had – every conceivable part of my body - scary, when you made me think about it -- thanks :-(

Y – Yummy food you make – I just mix things, no names for them: a sausage/pasta dish; chicken/pasta dish... oh, yea, my husband loves my lasagna and my baked ziti (believe it or not I'm Irish, NOT Italian)

Z – Zoo animal – I live near Disney World, so go to Animal Kingdom all the time and love to see the Gorillas and the tigers. Plus we have deer, wild turkeys, wild boar, alligators, and lots of little critters right around our home because our house backs up to conservation land. It is terrific!!
Hope you all enjoyed my first Meme..... as much as I enjoyed participating in it.
Until next time.............. Lorie

I WON !!!!!!

Just wanted to let you all know that thanks to Kirsten at Gobs of Giveaways and Digital Room, I have become the very lucky recipient of an 18 x 24 Poster Print of a digital photo of my choosing! I am sooo excited. Now, I just have to decide which one of my thousands of photos to choose from. Should it be one of me and the hubs, one of the doggie, one of the kids, one of our grandson????? Choices -- choices.......

I just want to say a HUGE "THANK YOU" to Kirsten at Gobs of Giveaways http://www.gobsofgiveaways.blogspot.com/ and Digital Room http://www.digitalroom.com/ for their generosity. Please go to their sites and look around, I'm sure you'll be glad you did!

I'll post a picture of my "picture" once I get it.

Until next time........ Lorie

'Tis the Season...... for LIGHTENING!!!!

With summer upon us, I just wanted to take the time out to remind everyone to be careful during Thunderstorms. It is easy to be caught outside in a storm while having fun around the pool or during a game of golf, soccer, baseball, etc. My friends over at Sited and Blogged.com have posted some wonderful information that I would like to pass along. Please take a moment to refresh yourselves on Lightening Awareness -- I wouldn't want to lose any of my fabulous friends and readers this summer!! :-)
Have a wonderful summer......
Until next time.........

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Giveaway - Try Fear by James Scott Bell - Ends 7/7/09

Here is another wonderful book giveaway from Valerie at sweeps4bloggers. http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/06/try-fear.html

She has 5 copies to give away compliments of the Hatchette Book Group, so head on over to her site to find out how you can enter. You can also find out how to enter Valerie's several other book giveaways along with many other exciting reviews and interesting sweeptakes.
Good luck and happy reading.........

I Have a Blog Helper!!!!

Doesn't he look like he is smiling?

I'm so excited, I have help keeping up with my blog now. He's a little slow at the typing, but you'll have to give him a break, he is a little lacking in one respect -- THUMBS. What he lacks in skill however, he certainly makes up for in zeal and LOVE!! Nano, the Yorkie, is always right there by my side, either under my desk when I'm at the desktop, or on my lap when I'm using the laptop -- a feat in itself, or on the bed or couch when I am working while lying down. A more faithful companion one could NEVER ask for!!! Aside from Bill and my children, I couldn't love anyone more!

After a long morning of blogging, we fell asleep and Bill caught us napping on the chair, he thought it was adorable, so he snapped a picture. Such a sweetie-pie. I got very lucky when I got the hubs, the kids, and Nano.
Just thought I'd share a little bit of my day with you. Hope you are enjoying your summer.
Until next time......
Lorie (and officially "Nano Bytes Shewbridge" - big name for a little squirt)

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The Giveaway: little luv letters giveaway

The Giveaway: little luv letters giveaway

Here is a beautiful necklace that anyone would love to win, click here for your opportunity to win - I did and now it is your chance......... Good luck!!!

Picture Keeper Giveaway - ends July 10th

If you are like me, you have about a million digital photos (ok, I exaggerate just slightly) clogging up your computer's memory. There MUST be an easy way to save these, and protect them from fire, lightening and the "EVIL BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH". You all know what I'm talking about.

Well, there is and thanks to my friends over at Jolly Mom http://www.jollymom.com and Picture Keeper http://www.picturekeeper.com , YOU hava a chance to win this FANTASTIC USB flash drive made just for your pictures!!! Just click on the Jolly Mom link above (or my Post Title) and you will be taken right to the post to see how you could win, I REALLY want to win it, of course, but I'm willing to share it with you, because that's just the kind of girl I am!!

It's perfect for bloggers, because, no matter what computer you use, like me, a desk top or laptop (I switch between both) you can have ALL your pictures with you. Oh, it is soooo wonderful. Thank you so much to both Picture Keeper and Jolly Mom for their generosity, and don't forget to look around the Jolly Mom site for lots of other stuff, it's terrific!

PHOTO COURTESY: Picture Keeper

HIV Testing Day – June 27 – Pass It On!

This is a much more serious post from me, prompted by Nicole at {Mom Fuse} http://momfuse.com/2009/06/hiv-testing-day-june-27-pass-it-on/comment-page-1/#comment-33859 . Please go to her link to read her story it is very moving and thought provoking.

I'm also including a link to see where you can find a place to get a confidential test or any other information you may require: http://www.hivtest.org/ .
Thank you for listening and good health to you and your family.....

Giveaway: The Bourne Deception Audio Book

Bridgette from the blog Readaholic http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-bourne-deception-audio-book.html has generously offered to giveaway two (2) copies of this book to 2 of her posters. Go on over to see the VERY MANY ways you can enter this giveaway. It is an audio book so it is great for those of you who take driving vacations over the summer. BETH, I was thinking of you for this one!!!

Good luck to you all.... let me know if you win and happy reading (or listening in this case!!).

Friday, June 26, 2009

RCA Small Wonder Digital Camcorder Giveaway

I've found another great giveaway for you.... This one will help you capture all your summer vacation memories!!!

Shannon over at The Mommy-Files
http://www.themommy-files.com/2009/06/rca-small-wonder-digital-camcorder.html has a great point and shoot digital handheld camcorder up for grabs. It can record up to 8 (and with an SD card 16) hours. Just head on over to her site to see how you can enter. It is a really beautiful camera, she even has a sample video for you to watch.

Good luck and enjoy your summer!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

James Patterson Book Giveaway....

Daniel X: Watch The Skies by James Patterson - 5 Winners - Ends 7/4/09 ....... Sponsered by a great blog: Sweeps4Bloggers. This blog, run by Valerie since 2008 reviews lots of books and gives away lots of them too. She also does lots of reveiws on many things I think you'll enjoy. Just click on this link http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/06/daniel-x.html for the Patterson giveaway to find out the many ways you can enter to win this book.

When your done doing that, take a look around her blog...
I'm sure you'll find somethine else that will be of interest to you.

Good luck with the giveaway......

Happy Reading!!!

Something for our Troops

Me & My son Nikolaus

Sweethearts - America's favorite way to show love at Valentine's Day - brings a new way to say thank you to America's troops this summer with the Red, White & You Sweethearts featuring 13 phrases like "Proud of You," "Home Safe", and "Miss You." These new red, white and blue hearts come in three flavors: Strawberry, Blueberry and Vanilla Creme and can be purchased at retail stores nationwide starting in June.

For the months of June and July this summer, troops both here and overseas will be treated to the new Red, White & You Sweethearts. Operation USO Care Package enables the public to express their support of our men and women in uniform. Sponsoring a care package and including a personal message provides individuals with a way to touch the lives of our deployed troops around the world. For every $25 donation you make, the USO will send a care package with both needed and requested items valued at
approximately $75 to a deployed service member.
To do your part, PLEASE, click on the USO website above and give what you can, I know the young men and women of our military will be so thankful.

Would YOU like to WIN a T-Shirt???

Remember how I won a t-shirt last week??? Now it's your turn.... my friends over at My Mom's View and Zehn Naturals have made it possible for someone to win a 100% certified organic cotton t-shirt. Zehn Naturals is spreading the eco-friendly word through their cute, and eco-friendly wear, and you have the chance to be wearing it!! Just head over to http://mymomsview.com/index.php/2009/06/zehn-naturals-review-giveaway-coupon-code/comment-page-4/#comment-38179 to see how you can enter to win your choice of shirt. It's that simple. Good luck, and let me know if you win so I can post YOUR picture here wearing your shirt.....
so I wont be the only silly looking one.............. :-)

P HOTO COURTESY: Zehn Naturals

Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauce

Molten chocolate and a piece of a chocolate barImage via Wikipedia

Want to win some CHOCOLATE???????

Well, you all know how I feel about chocolate... it is one of the major food groups.... ok it IS THE major food group!! Now is your chance to win some. Mrs. Cox's Slice o' Heaven has generously offered one of her blog readers a chance to win a jar of Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauce in their choice of flavor. Isn't that the MOST wonderful offer??? I was torn about sharing this with you all, because you KNOW I wanted to keep all that chocolate for myself... But, because I am such a super friend and deciding that kharma dictated I let you all know about it, I gave in and decided to post.

Just go on over to Mrs. Cox's Slice o' Heaven blog via this link http://www.sliceoheaven.us/2009/06/somebodys-mothers-chocolate-sauce.html. She has several ways for you to get a shot at this giveaway, much to my chagrin. :-( Good luck (not too much) and check out all her other interesting things on the site - look at her top banner.... it made me laugh out loud, it's kind-of how I feel about blogging.
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Boon Bath Toy Giveaway

Here is a chance for one of my readers to win a great boon bath toy from Tenille over at Feisty, Frugal & Fabulous. It is very generous of her, if I do say so myself.... You can pick one of the following three:

Boon Water Bugs
Boon Scrubble
Splat Floating Ring Toss

Just head on over to the Feisty, Frugal & Fabulous blog site (http://www.feistyfrugalandfabulous.com/2009/06/boon.html) to see how you can enter, there is more than one way, and maybe you'll have something for your kids to play with in the tub or in the pool this summer. Good luck and have fun looking around her blog - there's lots to enjoy!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

James Patterson Book Giveaway: Swimsuit

To my book club members and all my reader friends..... here is another book giveaway for you to enter. Just head over to the Outnumbered 3-to-1 blog by clicking on the title of this post or on either one of Melissa's buttons on my sidebar and see the many ways you can enter to win this book. It looks like a really good summer read, just look at the title...Swimsuit.

While you are at Melissa's blog, sign up to follow her blog, you'll see some really great reviews, giveaways, and don't miss her Wordless Wednesday -- this past one had a great shot of her son and their dog. Take a look around the site... you'll have a ball.

Happy Reading.......
PHOTO COURTESY: Hachette Book Group

Win a $25 gift certificate to Inexpensive Watches

Here's another gift certificate you can win: $25.00 to Inexpensive Watches (http://www.inexpensivewatches.com/).

This is sponsered by one of the bloggers I follow Momma in Flip Flops2. Her name is Andrea and she does some fantastic reviews, posts, and giveaways. For this one, just click on the following link:
http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2009/06/inexpensive-watches-review-giveaway.html and follow the instructions for several ways to be entered. The Inexpensive Watches website has several different kinds of watches from whimsical to full of bling (MY favorite), I'm sure there is something you'll find that you like.

Remember to check out Andrea's other posts and giveaways, and good luck!!


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Just wanted you all to know that I got my prize from One Bored Mommy Blogspot's Peace, Love, Mom Giveaway. I was lucky enough to be the one picked to win this adorable t-shirt. It is so comfortable, especially in this Florida heat, it's been in the high 90's this week. But you know the we LOVE it!!! I had Bill take my picture in the T-shirt so you could all see it:

After he took the picture, he said, "You know, you really can't read what it says, you should probably stretch out the bottom so you can see the words." So I did that and had him take another one. Gotta love the hubs. :-)

I want to thank Courtney at One Bored Mommy Blogspot and Peace, Love, Mom for this wonderful giveaway, I love my tee. Please make sure you check out Courtney's blog by clicking on the title of this post or on her button on my sidebar - she has some really interesting information and great giveaways..... Thank you, again.

Until next time......

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Win $1,000 For a 4th of July Barbecue of Your Dreams »

Here is another great giveaway from the fabulous women at
5 Minutes for Mom!!
You have a chance to win a $1,000 American Express Gift Card to hold a 4th of July barbecue of your dreams. How wonderful does that sound.... you can get all the food, trimmings, paper plates, etc. you want; and invite your whole family.... or skip the family and invite the people you REALLY like!! :-)

Just hop on over to their site via this link (http://www.5minutesformom.com/6476/win-1000-for-a-4th-of-july-barbecue-of-your-dreams/) or their button on my sidebar and enter away.... there are lots of ways to enter.

Good luck and have a Happy Independence Day!!!

Backyard Grilling Prize Pack

Here's your chance to win a grilling prize pack from one of my favorite blogs 5 Minutes for Giveaways.... Here is what you can win:

Crate and Barrel BBQ Serving Set with Tools
BBQ Safe Instant Read Thermometer
Basting Brush
The Healthy Beef Cookbook
Beef It’s What’s For Dinner Apron
Bamboo Picks
Mini Thermometer
Food Tent
Meat Markers
BBQ Mitt
Burger Press
$100 Gift Card for Beef

Talk about a terrific prize package. All you have to do is click on the link below or the button on my side bar enter to win - there are lots of ways to win. Good luck and enjoy your summer.


Monday, June 22, 2009

$50 Gift Certificate to Handbag Heaven Giveawy

Martha this one is calling your name.........notice this is in RED

To win a $50.00 gift certificate to Handbag Heaven head on over to one of my favorite blogger's sites "Momma in Flip Flops 2". She has generously offered to give away this GC to one of her readers, all you have to do is click on the link or click on her button on my sidebar and follow the instructions. No fuss, no muss. I know if you are like me (and Martha), you LOVE handbags, totes, wallets, satchels, etc. So look around her site and the Handbag Heaven site (http://www.handbagheaven.com/) , none of their bags are really expensive, and have fun, after all, it IS summer.....


Peter Pan Dance Recital

We went to our friends' Mark & Martha's daughters' dance recital of couple of Sunday's ago, and what a terrific time we had. Both the girls were in LEAD ROLES, and we could see why they were picked when we got to the recital. The company put on a version of "Peter Pan". Kyra played the part of "Mr. Smee" among other parts in the recital and she was magnificent!! Ashley was little "Michael" and we were amazed at how wonderful and theatrical she was. They both took to their parts like pros. I know their parents were extremely proud of both the girls and could be seen by their beaming eyes and huge smiles. The most important thing that I noticed about both girls was that they really seemed to be having FUN!! We all went to dinner after; the girls grandparents, step-sister, niece, aunt, yada yada yada all came to the show, too. It was REALLY a fabulous evening.

We stayed at their house for 5 days after the recital actually, they live on the gulf coast of Florida and the drive is almost 2 hours. It is really a killer on my back! I usually recline 3/4 of the way, but it is still awfully hard on me. Nano is a super car traveler, he LOVES to go for rides in the car and just loves to visit with the girls. This was his first time meeting their dog Wesley, but the two of them hit it off right away, they became really good friends (almost too good). They played almost all day long, but that led to them both sleeping soundly all night long. Nano loved being outside around the pool, which of course so did me & Bill. Swimming in warm water is super for my back as is just floating there, floating on my back is the only time I have no pain in my neck - I just LOVE that, NO PAIN!!!! If only I could find a way to do that all the time!! ;-)

The girls had a special soccer camp with coaches from England and Australia which they just adored. They were on "teams" from different "countries" so they had to learn facts about each of their countries. I think (if I remember right) Kyra's was Spain, and Ashley's was Italy - forgive me girls if I got it wrong. They were so good about learning their facts and doing all their soccer "homework", they even spray-painted their hair each day yellow (Kyra) and blue (Ashley) before practice. They looked adorable, and worked so hard - I was so proud of them, they are both so talented and special, both Bill and I love them to bits!! The last day of the soccer camp the kids were going to play against the adults in a match, but I've texted Mark about who won a couple of times about who won, and haven't heard back, so I'm guessing it was the kids..... but you can't quote me on that.

We hope to visit again this summer for more pool side fun and maybe go to the beach, I love the gulf-coast beaches, and maybe they will come over here to visit us and go to Disney World. I love taking the girls to DW, it gives me a chance to be a kid again.

Until next time.......


Giveaway: $100 Sears Gift Card for Father’s Day!! (Ends 7/5)

Courtesy of Toni-Lynn at Grocery Price Blog, in honor of her late father, she is giving everyone a chance to win a $100.00 gift card to Sears! A very generous offer, and a LOT of ways to enter. Just go on over to her site by either clicking on the link below or clicking on either of the buttons on my sidebar and follow the instructions. You could get lots of stuff for your family at Sears for $100. While your at her site, look around at all the giveaways and the coupons and reviews she has. There is TONS of great information available. Make sure you get on her email list or follow her blog, or BOTH, you wont be sorry. Good luck with the giveaway.


Would you like to WIN a DOZEN ROSES?????

Here is a chance to win a DOZEN ROSES.... Man would I like to win these, but being the KIND woman that I am :-) I am going to give all my friends the chance to win them, too. Just click on the link from the blog "Trying to Stay Calm", that I now subscribe to, she's really amusing and has great posts!! Follow her instructions and you could win a dozen roses. Just remember who gave you the information, and maybe you could give me ONE of the roses, after all, they are my favorite!! Good Luck..........


Skitter Ride-On Toy GIveaway!!!

To all you moms, dads & Grandparents.... Here is the coolest scooter that I think I have ever seen. It works without batteries (YEAH!) or gas... it works just on KID-POWER. It gets them out of the house to enjoy the summer fun - which makes them tired and sleep well that night :-)

Just click on the link below to be taken to my fellow blogger site "Mommy Goggles" and find out how you can enter (there are multiple ways) and look around her site for several other giveaways, reviews and other interesting blogs she has written. She has a great sense of humor.


Hope you enjoy your summer and good luck on any of the giveaways you enter.

Photo courtesy of Mommy Goggles

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Marshall's Gift Card GIveaway

I've got another link for you to enter another giveaway!!

This time you have a chance to win a $25.oo gift card to Marshall's -- and you know you can get a lot of stuff at Marshall's for $25. Since you just got gifts for your dad, granddad, or hubby, why don't you take this GC and get something for, oh, I don't know, maybe YOURSELF....... Just click on the link below and see the several different ways you can enter:


Good luck..............

FREE Blog Upgrade -- Zemanta

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I found this fascinating quote today:

We're always looking for tools to make blogging easier, and a number of us on the Blogger team have become big fans of Zemanta. Zemanta is a browser plug-in for Firefox and IE, and is available as a bookmarklet for Chrome and Safari. (More details here, you can download your version of Zemanta here.)Rick Klau, Jun 2009

You should read the whole article. It's listed under Blogger Buzz.

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I just want to wish you all a very Happy Father's Day. To all the Father's, Grandfather's and to the most wonderful step-father in the world that I know... BILL...hope your day is filled with love, laughter and joy.

Remember any man can be a father... it takes a special man to be a DAD.... I know my boys feel that Bill has really become a DAD to them and I want everyone to know it. He has been there for them when they were happy, sad, scared, or just as a friend. He has helped them fix their bikes, make Christmas ornaments at those very little tables in the Elementary school cafeteria, gone to all their school concerts, art shows, open houses, etc. He was there when Nikolaus graduated from Basic training in the VERY cold weather at Fort Benning in GA. Bill stood proud with me as Nik was named outstanding soldier of the cycle and recited the Soldier's Creed. Bill was there at City Hall to see Alex's artwork on display, one of 10 picked from all the city.

So..... Bill, from Nikolaus, Alex and I we wish you a very Happy Father's Day and we love you very much!!

TCBY For Dad

TCBY is treating dads everywhere to a free cup or cone on Father''s Day. This is a pretty good deal, because, well, it's free. Plus, a TCBY press release says, "There is arguably no better gift than one that's both delicious and healthy. TCBY's yogurt is low in fat and calories, when compared to ice cream, and is loaded with plenty of live, active cultures (probiotics) to improve overall health and digestion."

So, take all the men in your life, dads or not out for a sweet treat today so they know that you love them. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

FREE Custom Signature or Bloggy Button

My fellow blogger "April Showers" is offering bloggers for Father's Day weekend only a free customized signature or Bloggy Button for their site It is a VERY generous offer!!

Just go to her sight and follow her instructions, you wont be sorry!!


Thank you so much April..............

Eden Fantasys Giveaway

Hello ladies (and gentlemen) here's your chance to win some beautiful lingerie!!!
A fellow blogger has posted a giveaway from Eden Fantasys where you could get your choice of gifts under $50 (and, believe me, there is a LOT to choose from). Just click on the link below to Welcome to the Motherhood blog and read the instructions for the giveaway, there are several ways for you to enter. Then just sit back and wait to see if you (or I) win, it's that simple.


While you're on her site, take a look around, she's got lots of other giveaways and reviews, have fun, take your time and enjoy.....

Another BOOK GIVEAWAY Good until 07/02/09

For my reader friends.... Here is another chance to win a book...

Just click on the link below for a chance to win THE VIXEN DIARIES by Karrine Steffans. It's looks like a great summer read for by the pool or for a plane ride or just for a "Staycation".


Good luck and don't forget to look at all the ways you can enter for your chance to win.
And remember to pass on the book if you get it and I don't. :-)

Red Clover Information

Just some information on Red Clover that I think you might find interesting. Bill & I have been taking it for a few years, and we think it has helped us. I'm just passing it along as info and NOT as any diagnostic or treatment information. If you think it might help you, check with your doctor.


Happy summer and good health to you.
Photo courtesy of dkMommyBlog

Friday, June 19, 2009

JC PENNEY $100 Giveaway

Here's a chance for you to win a $100 gift card to JC Penney!! All you have to do is click on the following link and follow the directions. You have until June 27th..... Think of all the great summer wear you could win for your kids, your husband..... oh you know just like I am thinking.... it would be for YOURSELF!!!


Take a look around the entire Giveaway site, there are lots of things you can enter to win.... enjoy looking and GOOD LUCK.....

JEWELRY Giveaway

Two of my favorite words: FREE JEWELRY!!!

Here is a giveaway for my friends who love jewelry --just like me.
A chance to win earings from a great website..... stella & dot.
Just click on the link below and follow the directions for your chance to win:
Good luck -- hope you win, but only if I don't!!!
Photo courtesy of stella & dot

Thursday, June 18, 2009

DIXIE DIVAS by Virginia Brown Giveaway

Here is another book giveaway for you.
This sounds like a terrific book that I know all my wonderfully strong women friends will enjoy!
All you have to do for a chance to win is click the link below and follow the directions.


Good luck everyone, just remember if you win, where you got the link from and pass the book on when your done reading. I'll do the same with the ones I win that I am done reading.

Happy Reading!!

Another Book GIveaway....

Dixie Divas by Virgina Brown

Here's your chance to win this wonderful sounding book.

To all my stong women friends this is a book for you!!

Just click on the link below and you have a chance to own this book for yourself. And, if you do win, just remember who turned you on to the giveaway and pass it on to me when you are done!! I'll recipricate with my book wins....


Happy reading..........

Windex Outside Windows Cleaner Giveaway

Have you seen those commercials for the new Windex Outdoor Window Cleaner??? I have, and wanted to try it.... well here is your chance to WIN one!!!! Just go to the link below and you could win the kit.


Once your windows are clean you'll have a gorgeous view.

You have until July 2nd to enter, so good luck, and let me know if you win....

Great Father's Day Giveaway - ENDS TODAY

Here is a link to a fantastic Father's Day Giveaway that ends today!! There are some fantastic prizes that any deserving dad would love to get. Or, even if he isn't so deserving, you could keep them for yourself!!


Hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Website I Learned About

Hey everyone.... this blogger I just found out about http://msmodern.com/ turned me onto this FABULOUS site where you can get these terrific journals, or whatever you want to use them for. They are made from old books, it is really cool. I can't do justice to them trying to tell you about them, so I'll just post the link and you can take a look. Enjoy the ride, I spent so much time just looking around. They were having a sale while I was looking - if you bought 5, the 6th was FREE (my favorite shopping word)!!


Hope you are all enjoying the weather where you all are, we have 90 degree heat which feels like 100 because of the humidity - but you know us..... we LOVE it.
So glad to be out of the cold and snow.
Heard they had a foot of snow in parts of New Jersey yesterday - TeeHee. Love to you all

Saturday, June 6, 2009

James Patterson Audio Book Giveaway

To all my reader friends out there.... Here is a great link:


If you love James Patterson, as I do, it's a chance to win one of his great books, ON 5 CDs!!! So if you're planning a road trip this summer, it just might be a wonderful thing to take along.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.... and happy reading!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Here is a link to some cool things you can win for your dad for father's day. Good luck, I hope you all win some great stuff!!

What Dad Wants
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