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Friday, June 5, 2009

Be Away for the weekend

I will be away for the weekend but will be back bright and bushy tale Monday. I may even be on Saturday night. A little romantic giveaway for me and hubby Oh we will have so much fun

More great winners

Winner of the

Trendy Tadpole onesie or tee

judybrittle said...
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Winner of the

Bonn Bonn Blanket

Annie said

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Win Ice Cream For a Year

ice cream giveaway

The blog from Dates to Diapers is hosting a giveaway for blue bunny ice cream for a year.

Thrifty Idea

Have I got an idea for you this thrifty Thursday. Actually I shared this idea several months ago but as the weather heats up more and more festivals are going on. I want to share with you one of the greatest things that I have found. Auctions that are held for charaties or local groups where you bid on fast food coupons, haircuts , etc.. etc.. You can find these deals at much lower prices than you would other wise find them. Leaving me to believe that these are actually pretty thrifty.

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Happy Baby Baby Food Review and Giveaway

Happy Baby Baby Food

when my children were babies I heard for the first time the age old saying that a healthy baby is a happy baby. I am so glad to see that same line practiced in the Happy Baby Baby Food company.

Happy Baby Baby Food offers you and your child the best of the organic world of food. The manner of freezing the food that Happy Baby Baby Food sells is better for your little one because the goodness in the food is kept in instead of being packaged out. Happy Baby Baby Food has 8 different packages that they created. There are 14 distinct flavors that include meat, grains, fruit and vegetables. Suddenly I am beginning to remember our early school years where we learned about the 4 food groups. Do you remember? It seems that Happy Baby Baby Food is creating a diet for your little one along those lines.

Your little one has a specialized diet needs and Happy Baby Baby Food is trying to work with those very strict guidelines. Normally around 6 months or maybe just a bit older little ones begin to eat their first fruit and vegetables. That is where Happy Baby Baby Food starts. Introducing simple purees at this early age Will help your little one love the healthier foods as they grow. Available in the simple purees are yes peas, thank you carrots, smarter squash and wiser apple, and sweeter potatoes and purer pear. Great happy names for great happy babies makes Happy Baby Baby Food wanted by all.
The next stage will allow your baby a taste of smooth combos. Available at this stage are the Grrreat Greens and easy going greens. Just a bit more of the healthy foods growing slowly up the ladder. A few months later you will find the Sorta Chunky line, babies begin to cut teeth and now they are able to eat just a bit more. Now the young one can begin to eat meats such as chick chick, Gobble Gobble and paradise puree, Super Salmon and regular prune. By beginning early the little one has a head start on eating healthier as they get older.

The Goal of Happy Baby Baby Food is to make food as healthy and delicious as homemade food with the essential nutrients that help your child be happy and healthy.

Allergen friendly with no nuts, dairy, sugar, or wheat in use.

Happy Baby Baby Food is also happy to give back by teaming up with Project Peanut Butter to help feed those in need

The Happy Baby Baby Food website is packed with tons of useful information you should check it out. You can also buy Happy Baby Baby Food in many different places to find one near you visit here.

Win: One of Annies Home Readers will win a packet from Happy Baby Baby Food that includes

1 infant and toddler Nutrition Guide by Dr. Sears
1 FAQ on Probiotics & DHA

To win: you must visit the Happy Baby Baby Food website and sign up for their news list.

Extra Entries:
  • follow my blog (2 entries)
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  • follow me on twitter (2 entries)
  • twitter about the giveaway (1 entry each time)
  • blog about the giveaway (5 entries each time)

Contest starts today and runs through June 16, 2009. Open to everyone. Please have email somewhere I can find it and each entry deserves own comment.

JoAnn Huth Transfer Bag


If you are anything like me you want to look your best when you are out and about. One thing that I find me and my daughters share in common is that we have tons of purses. Because of this we often change purses. The one set back to this is because when you change purses you must totally empty one purse to place in another. This chore will have to be done no more if you own a transfer bag by JoAnn Huth. You may ask me what a transfer purse is I will tell you that a transfer purse is like an ingenious item that I just recently located.

The great Transfer Bag allows you to not worry about losing a thing when switching purses. With its numerous pockets and the manner in which it is created you will fall in love with the great Transfer Bag. JoAnn Huth has great experience of creating bags for business women that are stylish and loved. If you are like me you have the tendency of having a messy purse only to clean it up to allow it to get messy again. If you are tired of looking in your purse for those keys, pen, etc.... and having to take the time to search for it then you will also love the transfer purse. The Transfer Bag will help you keep organized as well. For busy moms I know this something that we all can use a bit more help with being organized. With that respect comfort has met style in the Transfer bag.

I was surprised at the appearance of the Transfer Bag when I received it. I loved it. It looks as if it could be a stand alone bag by itself. The Transfer Bag is available in 3 different sizes with a great variety of styles and colors. I received the transfer bag in the silver color. It was a lovely color and held great style and fashion by itself. It was meant to go inside of a bag but I am her to say it is very useful as the inside of a purse but stylish enough that if you just need a little bag to pull out of that larger bag and take the transfer bag with you.

The Transfer Bag would make a great present for you or for someone else. Have a best friend that needs a little help with organization give her the Transfer Bag she will love it.

Buy: you can purchase the Transfer Bag at the JoAnn Huth Collection website.

Story Tots Review

One thing that I do different than most people is that I love to deem my children with odd names. For instance my daughter who just graduated highschool has the name of Krystina. Yes, every one has trouble spelling it and we can never find it on any personalied items that are available at gift shops. When my daughter deemed the name of Katelynn on my granddaughter I had no idea that she would have such trouble finding personalized items for her as well. You see we name our child great names (we think) that are not like any other name. This leads to lots of problems such as misspelling as well as never being able to find their name in print. However, that has all changed with great groups such as Story Tots. YEAH!!!!!!!

Story Tots allows your child to be the main character in their very own story book. Imagine reading about your child as a princess as we did, as the hero, or the super figure. These books are great and help build self esteem in the little ones. Building self esteem in any fashion can be quite hard to do because growing up is often hard to do. So why not start early while they are still little by creating a book where they are the featured star allows them to be proud of theirself. Story Tots books are great gifts for birthdays, holidays or just for a special prize for doing something great.

Reading is a building fundamental and if the book is entertaining then reading becomes something that the child wants to do. Can you imagine your child reading about him or her self? well I can I see them getting so into the book that they truly enjoying it. I need to tell you a little story about my son who is a big football player and when we received the book for my granddaughter. I showed it to him and we began a rather different but great conversation. You see my son helped me develop the character. One of the great things about the wonderful Story Tots company is that they allow you the consumer to create the character based on some established looks. So when we saw the little girl that we designed in the Story Tots book he was very pleased. Then just to show him what the book sounded like with our granddaughter as the main character he loved it. We ended up reading the entire book. In my opinion if the book held a junior in highschool attention then a child reading about their self will love it and spend the time to read it.

Buy: you can purchase the Story Tot book from their website.

Warning Sun information. UV Skinz review

Safety is something that we try to provide our children year round. During summer that protection is stepped up even a bit more. The dangers that the sun provides and the idea of the children wanting to spend time outside makes protecting them of importance. Both suntanning and burning increase a person's risk of skin cancer. Most sun exposure during a persons life occurs in early childhood and teen years. Many parents sadly put their children at risk without knowing it simply by not doing all that they can do to protect them from the harmful effects of the sun.

Clothing is more likely to provide better sun protection if it is:
a) made of tightly woven fabric, like a denim shirt
b) a dark color
c) long sleeved
d) all of the above

The UV rays that can cause sunburn and damage your child's skin include:
a) ultraviolet A (UVA) rays
b) ultraviolet B (UVB) rays
c) ultraviolet C (UVC) rays
d) both a and b

Excessive sun exposure can put your child at risk to develop:
a) skin cancer
b) premature aging
c) sunburn
d) all of the above

You should reapply sunscreen:
a) every two hours
b) every two hours if your child is in the water
c) only if it isn't waterproof
d) every two hours if it has an SPF of less than 15

In addition to using sunscreen, you can protect your kids from sunburn by having them:
a) wear a hat
b) wear dark sunglasses
c) wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA rays
d) all of the above

Your kids are always safe from the sun if you put them in the shade.
a) True
b) False
c) True, but only on cloudy days
d) either b or c

Regular clothing:
a) will prevent sunburn
b) can protect kids from sunburn for a good 5 to 9 hours
c) has an SPF between 5 and 9
d) both b and c

Sunscreen should be applied:
a) over makeup
b) under makeup
c) over insect repellents
d) both a and c

u can't get a sunburn on cloudy days.
a) True
b) False
c) True, but only if you can still see your shadow
d) both b and c

Medications that can make it more likely that you get a bad sunburn include:
a) many antibiotics, including tetracycline
b) most acne medications
c) both a and b
d) none of the above

1 all of the above
2 both a and b
3 all of the above
4 every 2 hours
5 a
6 b
7 c
8 b
9 b
10 c (information borrowed from

Now be honest how many of those did you actually know? Let me share you a product that can help you protect your little ones from the sun. UV Skinz have been specially designed for the reasoning of sun protection. Would it not make you feel better by allowing yourself, your children and your spouse to be protected from the sun while you are enjoying the summer? I know the answer to that has to be yes.

The great UV Skinz was created after a traumatic experience a run with malignant melanoma (the most deadliest form of skin cancer. The victim in this story was Darren who had spent many of his young years of life out in the sun having fun. He loved to spend time in the water and had numerous suntans and sunburns with no idea that they may lead to trouble down the road. At a very young age in his early 30s Darren left his wife and family when he passed because of the terrible skin cancer. It was at this time this his wife decided she must do something and created the UV Skinz company in the attempt to protect more summer lovers from the dangerous sun rays. My family has suffered with skin cancer as well. Growing up in rural Illinois we were farmers, and loved to enjoy the great summer warmth spending many hours outdoors working and having fun. We did not realize that the sun held such dangers and in return felt the effect. The hope of the UV Skinz team is that the terrible effects of the dangerous sun rays do not leave your family devastated.
The UV Skinz company has created a line of clothing that stretches from the youngest member of the family to the oldest. In sizes from 6 months to 4X every member of the family can wear the great clothing to be protected from the sun. In a variety of great colors and styles you are sure to find an outfit that meets your personality. Best of all you can look stylish while being protected from the sun.
My view: I think that the UV Skinz was great as it went on smoothly and was not too heavy. When it is hot outside no one wants to be wearing hot clothing. We received a set for my granddaughter and they fit her great she did not seem to mind wearing them at all. The construction of the UV Skinz was great as well, the material nearly seemed seemless. The material was soft and elastic and reminded me of the old spandex I wore as a teen. I give UV Skinz a thumbs up.

Buy: You can order the great UV Skinz products directly from the UV Skinz website
Win: that's right someone is being given the chance by UV Skinz to win a product of their choice.
To Win: you must first tell me what you would want (this will be what you receive if the item is available so please choose wisely)
Extra Entries: only doing the above
  • sign up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter (3 entries)
  • subscribe to my blog through email (3 entries)
  • subscribe through reader to UV Skinz blog (3 entries)
  • subscribe through reader to my blog (3 entries)
  • share with me a way that you protect yourself from the sun (2 entries)
  • follow my blog (2 entries)
  • follow my blog on twitter (2 entries)
  • follow UVSkinz on twitter (2 entries)
  • twitter about the giveaway (1 entry each time you twitter) leave link in comment
  • blog about the giveaway (5 entries) leave link in comment

Contest will run from today through June 21, 2009. Good luck Contest open to all. Remember each extra entry deserves its own comment and your email should appear somewhere in comment or on your blog.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wordfilled Wednesday

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Oh is not so great to know that he is waiting on the other side of the door. Praise the Lord that we have the hope of one day living with him forever. We had a young lady that went to our church to die this past week. You see she had a knee surgery and a few days later a blood clot ran to her heart and killed her. Oh but we know that one day we will see this young lady again. What a shame to live just a few years on this wonderful world but oh how delightful to know that she will live forever with our Lord

for more Wordfilled Wednesday visit the blog Extravagant Grace

Outdoor Wednesday

Just thought I would share some pictures of my lovely dogs. They are like family members. Here they are outside playing.

Want to see some more great outdoor pictures? Then check out the blog A Southern Daydreamer

Summer Reads

If you are looking for a great book to read then check out Book Dads blog. Book Dad is giving away 5 sets of 10 books. The list of books include
1.The Secret Speech By Tom Smith
2.Julie and Julia By Julie Powell
3.Swimsuit By James Patterson , Maxine Paetro
4.Obama’s BlackBerry By Kasper Hauser
5.A Summer Affair By Elin Hilderbrand
6.When You Are Engulfed in Flames By David Sedaris
7.Any Minute By Joyce Meyer , Deborah Bedford
8.The Book of Lies By Brad Meltzer
9.Kill for Me By Karen Rose
10.Miscarriage of Justice By “Kip” Gayden

Contest runs through June 30 so head over there for a great chance to win

ABC Wednesday T is for Tim

ABC Wednesday letter of the day for today is the letter T. I select the name Tim to write on today. You see Tim is my oldest son. He will move out this fall and go to a christian based college where he will be trained to be a teacher. I am quite proud of this young man. This picture was taken in front of our house. In the picture I stand next to my son and my granddaughter is in the stroller.

To play along or see how others answered the letter T then go here

Remember the popatot giveaway

Here is a little reminder of the popatot
giveaway going on now on my blog. Look how
much fun this little lady is having. This is my
granddaughter sitting in her popatot. If you want to try to win one of these great PopaTots for your little ones you need to enter the great PopATot contest on my blog. If you want to read the review or enter the giveaway you can visit here

The great PopATot works for me because as a grandma my little one can be very entertained. If I choose to keep the PopATot at my house I can keep it in the closet or under the bed since it folds up nicely and takes up limited space. If her mother takes the PopATot with her it fits easily with in the small car trunk or in the back seat of the car. When taking it out it sets up easily without any tools and keeps our little angel very entertained.

For more works for me wednesday you can visit the blog We Are That Family

Wordless Wednesday

Guess who's coming to see Grandma in just a few days. Just look at the little cutie. I can't wait to see her. Love you sweet cheeks.
Check out what others have to offer here at the blog 5 minutes for mom and special exposure wednesday @ blog 5 minutes for special as well as at 7 clown circus for wordful wednesday

5 Minutes for Special Needs

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Gratituesday is a meme hosted by the
blog heavenly homemakers and allows us to share what we are grateful for. Ther is so much to be grateful for in our lives that making a list would take forever so I would love to share just a few of them with you on my blog.
To start with my list would include the fact that school is over with the last day being tommorow. I love my children and want them to be home with me. I also love the fact that with the end of school comes the beginning of a few other things that they love. They love swimming and weight lifting. Both of these will be in high volume when summer begins. My son will begin to start working out for the upcoming football season. I am so happy that my children are active and love to do active things. I hope that all will continue on as they grow older.
Everyone has something to be thankful for. DO you want to share yours or read others? Head over to the blog Heavenly Homemakers

GIveaways I found tonight

I found these great giveaways tonight:

Skyoozme giveaway

Skyoozmee the name of one of the greatest products for babies and those that care for them of all time. The Skyoozmee is the first ever burp cloth that covers more than the shoulder. The skyoozme covers the front back and both shoulders.

Nearly every baby will spit up in their early years of life. We all know that drooling is a great way of knowing when the little one begins to cut teeth so it only makes sense that the skyoozmee would be the perfect baby or shower gift of all times.

Skyoozmee would like to announce that you can now find them on facebook. Is that not completely wonderful. A new way to follow the skyoozmee product and find out all there is to find out about it.
Win: If you sign up to follow Skyoozmee on facebook and let me know what your facebook name is you will be entered into a contest to win a great monkey print skyoozme
Additional entry for each person that you get to sign up to follow Skyoozme and leaves me a comment letting me know their facebook ID
that will be the only 2 entries into this contest which will run through June 12, 2009. Open to everyone who has a facebook ID. Email must be located either on blog or in comment

Snikiddy Review and discount with giveaway

Summer is coming and if you have a child or a whole house full like me then you had better stock up on some great snacks. We all know that not eating the right way will meet with devastating results but healthy snacks are not always desired. Snikiddy allows you the best of both world a delicious snack with nutritious benefits.

Snikiddy believes that the 3 top descriptive words of their product is simple, wholesome and real. Simple because they are snacks which your family will love and may all ready be familiar with. Wholesome because they offer whole grains, fiber with a delicious taste. Real because that is what they are real food that will please your family.

With great products like:
  • nacho cheese puffs
  • grilled cheese puffs
  • mac n cheese puffs
  • pizza puffs
  • chocolate chip bites
  • chocolate chocolate bites
  • oatmeal chocolate bites

Go here to find the nearest location of where you can buy the snikiddy products. The best thing is that they are now available at Toys R Us and Babies R Us. Both Rachel Ray and Elizabeth on the View have showed their love for the great Snikiddy products. So why don't you try them out as well. At this time you can also visit Snikiddy and receive a $1 off coupon towards your choice of Snikiddy products.

Win: One of Annie Homes readers will win a gift basket created by snikiddy snacks. This gift basket will be created out of snikiddy snacks.

To Win: head over to the Snikiddy website and (1) sign up for the newsletter and (2) tell me one product that you would love to try.

Extra Entries: only available after completing the above step

  • grab my button and let me know where you place it (2 entries)
  • follow my blog (2 entries)
  • subscribe through reader (2 entries)
  • subscribe through email (2 entries)
  • follow me on twitter (2 entries)
  • tweet about the giveaway (1 entry each time you tweet you can do this as many times as you want) leave link in comment
  • blog about the giveaway and leave me the link (10 entries)

contest starts today and will continue through June 21, 2009. Open to everyone and you must have email located on blog or in comment. Have fun and winner will have 3 days to reply to winning email.

Gourmet Cupcake Review and giveaway

Gourmet Cupcakes

As a child one of my favorite things that I remember is my mothers cupcakes. My mom could make some of the best cupcakes that a girl could remember. Now days it seems as if there is no time left to make cupcakes. If you love cupcakes but find you have little time to bake then Gourmet Cupcakes may be for you. I recently received a sample pack of the great gourmet cupcakes and shared them of course with my family. There were 3 different gourmet cupcake flavors packed in the box we received. There were four cupcakes of each wonderful flavor.

Mint was my daughters favorite choice and as you ate the cupcake you could just tell that the top of this great gourmet chocolate cupcake was like eating a mint Pattie. It was like having two snacks in one. The cool refreshment of the mint mixed with the chocolate of the cupcake left an enjoying feature within my mouth.

Peanut Butter an all time favorite in my house suited the tasted buds of many. The great Gourmet Cupcake peanut butter flavor taste truly shined through. If you are a peanut butter fanatic like those that live in my house then you would surely love the Gourmet Cupcake peanut butter flavor.

The Gourmet Cupcake Coffee flavored cupcakes were a hit with my mother and sister. The younger set did not enjoy these as much as I reckon the taste of coffee truly had something to do with that. If you have a distinguished taste bud that calls for great things though the Gourmet Cupcake coffee flavor would be perfect for you.

There are several different flavors of this great cupcake flavor and I am sure that they have just the right flavor for you. For the list of great flavors visit here. For your next birthday, wedding, shower or event that calls for cupcakes remember the great Gourmet Cupcake company. Gourmet Cupcakes were established out of a celebration of sorts. After baking cupcakes for their daughters first birthday in a large celebration cupcakes were baked. The cupcakes were such a big hit that they made more and eventually the Gourmet Cupcake company was created.

I know you are asking how can you get such great companies well here is how you can get some:

Buy: Gourmet Cupcakes can be bought online at their website For a limited time Gourmet Cupcake is running a sale where if you buy 2 dozen you will receive a dozen for free.
Just in time for Fathers Day comes a grand giveaway for Annie Home blog readers. Gourmet Cupcakes wants to give you the chance to win a taste of great cupcakes of your own. So up for grabs is a sample pack of Gourmet Cupcakes.
How to win: You must visit Gourmet Cupcake and let me know what your favorite flavor is
Extra Entries:
  • tell me how much ground shipping would be if you were to order from Gourmet Cupcake (2 entries)
  • grab my button and let me know where you placed it (2 entries)
  • follow my blog (2 entries)
  • follow me on twitter (2 entries)
  • subscribe to my blog (2entries)
  • twitter about the giveaway (1 entry each time as many times as you want) leave link in comment
  • blog about the giveaway (10 entries) leave link in comment
  • enter another giveaway on my blog (3 entries)

Contest starts now and runs through June 8, 2009. Email should be in comment or located on blog. Open to U.S. residents only

Skinny Dip Candles Review and Giveaway

I am the mother of three daughters. How proud I am of those girls. Not a one of them total beauty queen or sporty girl but a wonderful mixture of them both. I have to tell you that these girls do have one thing in common they love candles and great smelling products. That is why when I found Skinny Dip Candles I knew they were going to love the products available. Let me tell you I was right. The wonderful smells that came swiftly out of the box as it arrived gave fair warning that something inside was a lovely surprise. Oh how wonderful the products from Skinny Dip Candles did smell.
Since 2004 the company Skinny Dip Candles has been making wonderfully sweet candles. Skinny Dip Candles were the first to use cosmetic grade ingredients in a "lotion candle" or "massage candle". Now you will find there are more on the market but remember that Skinny Dip Candles were the pioneers who struck out on the market first. Skinny Dip Candles is a family ran business and this can be seen in the preparation of the hand poured candles as well is in every step before and after. The great Skinny Dip Candles follows all FDA standards and this is done all in pride of the product that is created for you the consumer.

Skinny dip candles have been created using specialized formulas that when warmed are great for moisturizing cuticles and dry skin or even as a massage oil. These great candles are created using the best top ingredients in natural candle making. The great Skinny Dip Candles when in it cool state can be used as a balm for dry skin. Allowing all of the candle to be used even after the chance of it burning has had its better day. Of course I had to test the candle in both the warm and cool state and was pleased with both manners. I am a diabetic and often find myself suffering from dry skin and therefore need to use creams, lotions etc... so that I remain comfortable in my own skin. The Skinny Dip Candle pleases me because it allows me to have my one love of candles while allowing me to keep my skin lubricated as not to dry out as well.
Buy: you can purchase products from the Skinny Dip Candle company by heading over to the skinny Dip Candle website. Here they sell more than candles. Items available include bath salts, lip balms, pamper packs and even wedding favors to name a few. For more information head over to the Skinny Dip Candle website.
Skinny Dip Candle company wants to offer the same as they send me. A pamper pack in your choice of flavor. The pamper pack consist of the great skinny dip, salts and lip balm. If you are the winner you will be able to select the flavors for the skinny dip and lip balm. These are great and smell so good.

To win you must: head over to the Skinny Dip Candle company and share with me what scent you would choose if you won. Take your time as if you are the winner the scent you choose is the one you will receive.

Extra entries available after doing the above
  • Grab my button and let me know where you place it (2 entries)
  • Tell me a second item at the Skinny Dip Candle company you like (2 entries)
  • Subscribe to Skinny Dip News (3 entries)
  • Subscribe to my blog through reader (2 entries)
  • subscribe to my blog through email (2 entries)
  • Follow my blog (2 entries)
  • email 3 people and let them know about the giveaway (3 entries)
  • follow me on twitter let me know your ID (2 entries)
  • twitter about the giveaway (1 entry each time you twitter can do as often as want) leave link
  • blog about the giveaway (10 entries) leave link in comment

Contest starts now and runs through June 21, 2009 Contest is open to all. You must have email somewhere I can find it and please remember each entry deserves its own comment

Life is

Your Life is Deeply Satisfying

You live a satisfying life even when it's not easy. You are dedicated to being happy.

You make sure to what you're passionate about. You don't waste any moments.

You surround yourself with people you cherish. There is a lot of love in your life.

You are thankful for everything you have. You don't take anything for granted.


Winner of the Annie B's Caramels is: (there were 158 entries and #19 was selected by a random number finder)

valerie2350 said...

Winner of the Lula's Chocolate truffles and sea salt candies: (there were 206 entries and #159 was selected by a random number finder)

Stefanie Hartman said...
Went to Lula's Blog - Commented on Why We Cook With Copper Pots.

Stefanie Hartman

entry 1

Winner of the contest for Rudi's Organic Baker 10 free coupons (there was 232 entries and #238 was selected by a random number finder) there were several people retweeting for this one

coriwestphal said...

Winner of the contest for Popchips (there was 105 entries and #100 was selected by a random number finder)

Lee-Ann said...

Winner of the contest for the San Deigo Hat Co hat (there was 111 entries and #5 was selected by a random number finder)

Cindy B. of Montana said...
Button on the left sidebar at #2

Winner of the Babykakes Ink alphabet onesie (there was 171 entries and #83 was selected.)

Ali and Josh Holt said...
#2 I follow your blog!

That is all the winners of contest ending today. If you was a winner you have been emailed. If I do not hear back from you in alloted time then your prize will be donated to local charity.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Swami Baby Review

Many times as adults we get so busy we forget about the little things in life. If we would just take the time to relax just a bit perhaps life would be happier and easier for us. Swami Baby would love for us to live life in the present, take the time to enjoy life, to be aware of our surroundings and take notes in the things around us so that we can be more direct in all that we do.

Swami Baby is a clothing line for infants and toddlers that wants to draw from what the little ones have to offer. Swami means the natural teacher and what is better or more natural to teach than a new person in the big world. Little ones are so eager to live life daily life to explore and see that they can find. It is so exciting what comes to past watching a little one learn about the world that surrounds them. Products for men and women are also available from Swami Baby. The hopes of these items is that the adult will find the peaceful more inner self.

As many of you know I love great sayings on onesies and the two examples above are a few that I love. As we know our little ones are constantly changing. The second seems to give our little one voice in announcing all that we have to do is breathe. I believe they are just adorable.

Buy: you can get your own Swami Baby wears by shopping from the Swami Baby Website.

UPrinting Review and Giveaway

As my children continue to grow we also see our collection of pictures we take continues to grow as well. Some of these pictures are as precious to me as gold would be to others. Some of these pictures such as when my father first held his grandchild or when my daughter was married. Some pictures deserve a platform of their own. That is why I love UPrinting so much. You see UPrinting takes these single shot pictures and makes masterpieces out of them.

Allow me to tell you a bit about the great You see this great company has been around for quite a wile turning out great quality art. Their goal is to provide the greatest quality work with the best price to match. For over 25 years UPrinting has been the leader in online printing. UPrinting does not stop there no they go on and work hard in the community as well offer great discounts to those in education and community events. UPrinting is so gracious that they want to offer a great prize to Annies Home readers as well.

UPrinting has contacted me and would love to offer one of my readers and to offer their great poster printing abilities by offering the chance to win a 18x24 poster print. Wow!!!!! Cool!!!!!! One of you will be able to take one of your great pictures that deserves that extra attention like when your child graduates from high school, the day your daughter says I do, or the day your grandchild is born into this wonderful world. Whatever that special picture is UPrinting would love to turn it into a 18x24 canvas print poster.
Win: A great 18x24 canvas print poster
To win you must:
  1. Tell me what photo you would use if you would happen to win if you have a link to that picture please include
  2. or/and
  3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog to help spread the word

that's it there is only 2 entries available for this one.

Open to Canadian and U.S. residents only . Contest starts today and runs through June 8, 2009.

Happy Homemaker Monday June 1,2009

On my bedside table:

I have all my bills, shopping list and to do list there

On my T.V.

I am watching Kate and Jon plus 8

on menu tonight:

allready aate polish sausage, corn and kraut

On my to do list:

made a list of places to go and went and will go again tommorow

New Recipes I tried last week:

chocolate cake with a twist

In the craft basket:

reviews and giveaways to do

looking forward to it:

visit with daughter

Homemaking tip for this week:

well not really homemaking but still it is a great tip using mouthwash instead of bug spray

Favorite picture from last week:

my mother and my daughter what a candid moment. With my daughter graduating and moving away soon and my mother getting older it is precious to have pictures like these.

Lesson Learned Past Few Days
I learned that life continues on changing gradually as we travel through it

On my prayer list:
we had a precious little teenager to loose their lives this past week. She had knee surgery and a blod clot traveled to her heart and killed her