Monday, December 24, 2012

Sizzix Eclipse Giveaway--Today only!

SVG Cuts is giving away a Sizzix Eclipse!! I would SO love to win this!!

For your chance, enter HERE. But hurry! This giveaway is for December 24 only!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs Giveaway

I am always looking for fun educational things to give my children as gifts. I know, I know...most kids wouldn't put fun and educational in the same sentence, right? Well, with Scholastic, I think we can legitimately put those words together.

Right now, Inspired by Savannah is hosting a giveaway for a set of Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs, and the winner gets to choose which set they want! This is the one I would LOVE to win:

My kids LOVE Magic School Bus, and I love that they are learning when they watch them!

For your chance to win one of the sets featured, go HERE. Giveaway ends December 15.

Deep Blue Kids Bible Giveaway

Inspired by Savannah is giving away the Deep Blue Kids Bible, pictured here:

I have been looking for a new bible for my 9-year-old son, who struggles to remember his Bible reading each day. After reading reviews on this bible, I think this would be one Bible he would not forget!

Homeschool Reviews says this:

"We have lots of Bibles in our house, but this one is just perfect for explaining things on their level and hitting things that are issues in their lives!  When we took turns reading our Scripture reading for the day the kids all wanted to read out of this Bible and always asked if they could also read us all the ‘extras’ on the pages!  We learned a lot from these! We really loved almost everything about this Bible."

To find out more about this bible, visit

If you would like a chance to win this bible, go HERE. Giveaway ends December 31.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Horse Necklace Giveaway

My middle daughter LOVES horses, so this would be the perfect gift for her:

And, woohoo!, INaccessories is giving one away TODAY! Enter HERE.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oil-Less Fryer Giveaway!

Mommy and Me Giveaways is giving away this:

The Big Boss Oil-less Fryer by Emson

I never knew there was such a thing! I can think of so many reasons to get one of these, most importantly our health. My 9-yr-old was just diagnosed with gall bladder issues, and fried foods are a definite no-no for him now. But what 9-yr-old wants to give up french fries, fried chicken, etc. ?? So, this would be a Godsend for sure! 

If you would like a chance to win, you can enter HERE. Giveaway ends 11/20. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Compact Electric Stove Giveaway

Mommy & Me Giveaways is giving away one of these:
A Compact Electric Stove by Plow and Hearth

For a chance to win one, you can enter HERE by November 16.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Goodies Sampler Giveaway

C Richman Freebies is giving away a Gift Sample of home baked goodies from This Chick Bakes.

I love that This Chick Bakes offers gift boxes for special diets, like the Gluten-Free Gift Box:

"GLUTEN FREE GIFT BOX2 rich gluten free Chocolate Coconut Pecan, 2 gluten free Peanut Butter Chocolate, 2 Gluten Free Mollasses Chai 2 Gluten free cranberry orange white chocolate,  and 2 Chocolate Walnut cookies which will forever change your mind about gluten free products. Delicious! Comes in our signature gift box. $28.00"

This would make a perfect gift for my Mom, who has Celiac...and a sweet tooth! :-)

If you would like a chance to win a sampler box from This Chick Bakes (not GF, sorry), head over to C Richman Freebies before Nov. 18.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

I have loved Shabby Apple clothes for a looooong time. They are so classic, yet trendy?? Okay, so I don't know all the terms, whatever. But I do know great accessories and clothes when I see them! And these qualify, don't you think?


Through November 15, 2Sisters2Cities is giving away a $75 GC to Shabby Apple!! If you would like a chance, you can enter HERE.

Ooh, I would love to win this!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I Found The Cutest Clothing OnLine!

I am in the market for a new winter coat. I used to have dressy, one casual. Well, they both bit the dust last winter. :-(

While 'window shopping' on-line, I came across ModCloth.  Have you ever heard of them? I hadn't.

They have the cutest clothes! Things like this:

and these:

and so much more! Right now, you can get $15 off your first order over $50 by clicking HERE. This is for new customers only, sorry.

Now, I'm off to start compiling my Christmas wish list!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Great Gift for the Crafty Tween (Giveaway)

Pop Art Minis is giving away three separate prize packs of Craft Candy Art Activity Kits that would be just perfect for any tween girl that enjoys crafting. I know my dd would love any one of them, but these would probably be her favorites:

Do you need a gift for the tween in your life? Then head over HERE to enter! Giveaway ends 9/15.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Just sayin...

While everyone is tired of the election rhetoric, I believe that most of us have a solid idea of who we will vote for. I do not believe, however, that most voters can give a solid reason of WHY they will vote for a particular candidate.

I saw this today, and it so completely gives my reasons that I thought I would share:

"On November 6, 2012, who will I vote for? I will vote for the most pro-life candidate, because God hates the shedding of innocent blood. (Proverbs 6:16-17) I will vote for the most pro-Israel candidate, because God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who don't. (Genesis 12:3) I will vote for the most pro-debt reduction candidate, because the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs...22:7) I will vote for the most pro-work candidate, because God says if a man does not work, let him not eat. (2 Thessalonians 3:10) I will vote for the candidate who most closely believes government's purpose is to reward the good and punish the evil. (Romans 13) I will vote based as close as I can on God's Word, (2 Timothy 3:16) knowing that whoever gets elected, God is the one who puts all men in authority. (Daniel 2:21) May God have mercy on America. I will vote." -author unknown

I pray that you not only will vote, but that you will vote intelligently. No matter which candidate you choose, you will live with the consequences of that choice.

Just sayin.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Want to Win a Vitamix?

We had a Vitamix when I was a kid. That thing was I remember my mom putting whole vegetables and fruits (peels and all!) into that thing and it would come out liquid. Even HOT liquid. Yep, we made hot soup in there!

My sister has it now. Guess what she uses it for. Chopping ice. Yep. Chopping ice.
I'm not bitter, really.

So, I'm trying to win one of my own. Go HERE and you can enter too.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Win a $50 GC to Vintage Pearl and Help Bring Corinne Home!

Among the Evergreens is hosting a giveaway for a $50 Gift Card to The Vintage Pearl! If you are not familiar with The Vintage Pearl, then you are in for a treat. They have the most beautiful hand-stamped jewelry. I have drooled over their jewelry for a long time. Things like this:

and I really love this necklace! It is called "A Heart for Africa", and I just LOVE it! My daughter is starting an Etsy shop to raise money for an Ethiopian adoption, so this necklace is just perfect for her:

One reason I wanted to post about this giveaway is because it is to raise awareness about another adoption-in-process! Among the Evergreens is waiting to bring this precious little girl home:

Isn't she beautiful?! You can read her story HERE, and you can donate to her adoption HERE.
If you want to enter the giveaway, you can do that HERE. But hurry, it ends tonight!
I hope that Corinne's family will be able to welcome her home soon!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Software of the Century! (Giveaway)

Home Educating Family Blog is giving away a one-year subscription to the My Well Planned Day Planner Software HERE.

I cannot say enough about this software! Oh. my. word. It is amazing! Here are a few of the capabilities of this software:

                         *Lesson Plans
                         *Customized Reports
                         *Cloud Sync with other devices
                         *Multiple logins
                         *Accessibility Apps for iPad, iPod, Android, etc.

That's not even the half of it! I am so excited about the Beta version that is out now, and I can't wait for the updates coming with the full release in August. If you want to learn more, check out the FB page HERE or watch the webinars HERE.

And, if you are as amazed as I am and want a chance to win a year FREE, go HERE before July 21 to enter!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wanna a New Camera?? You betcha I do! is giving away winner's choice of a Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800!


Go HERE to enter for your chance to win!!  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cracker Barrel is having a great giveaway!

Have you tried the Cracker Barrel Spin & Win Game yet?

Like the Cracker Barrel Facebook page for your chance to Spin and Win! It is a fun game with lots of ways to earn spins...which means lots of chances to win great prizes! Go HERE for your chance!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A+ TutorSoft Math Curriculum Giveaway

Homeschool Giveaways is giving away winner's choice of the A+ TutorSoft Math Curriculum (click HERE to read a full review of this curriculum).

From the Homeschool Giveaways website:

"What you are getting in this giveaway: Choose from Grades 3-6, Pre-Algebra, or Algebra 1 Premium MATH Curriculum Software CD ($124.99 Value!) that includes:
  • Multimedia Lessons that use all three learning modalities - Audio, Visuals and Text
  • Interactive Quiz for each lesson with instant feedback and step-by-step instructions
  • Lesson Plan
  • Curriculum Book on CD
  • Printable Worksheets and Exams
  • Parental Guides - Solution Guides with step-by-step problem solving instruction
  • Progress Tracking and Reporting
  • Parental Controls
  • Weekly Certificate of Accomplishments"
 There will be three winners! I would really love to win this for my daughter.

Head on over HERE for your chance to win. Giveaway ends June 1.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Zondervan  has just released some gorgeous new covers for their bibles, and gograhamgo is giving away TWO of the New Zondervan Bloom Bibles!!

Here is one of these gorgeous bibles:

SO pretty!

For your chance to win one of the bloom bibles, go to gograhamgo. Giveaway ends April 23 at 11:59pm CT.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Win an Apple Gift Pack! Ends Tonight!

Sparkling Reviews' giveaways just keep getting better and better! I am SOOO badly wanting to win this one!! Say a prayer for me, won't you?? lol

So, here is what you (or I!) could win:

Apple Gift Pack:
*MacBook Air
*Unlocked GSM iPhone 4s (black or white)
*iPod Touch 32 GB (Latest Gen)
* Apple TV
*Apple iPad 3

Can you say WOW!!! I need a computer soooo badly, and my hubby wants an iPad 3 sooo badly...and my daughter wants an iPod Touch soooo badly. How fun it would be to win this!! :-) 

I think Sparkling Reviews is amazing to be giving away such great prizes! So head over HERE to enter by tonight!!

 OOOH, I hope I win!

Win a MacBook Pro! Ends Tonight!!

Sparkling Reviews' Follower Appreciation Giveaway #7 is for a MacBook Pro!!

I SOOOO badly need a new computer! Mine is truly ancient...and eternally slooooowwww. UGH.

Enter HERE by tonight for your chance!

How About a $1000 Coach GC? Anyone?? Ends TONIGHT!

Sparkling Reviews'  Follower Appreciation Giveaway #6 is for a $1000 Coach Gift Card! Yipes! My sisters-in-law would be soooo! :-)

So enter HERE by tonight for your chance!

Win a 7-Day Disney Cruise for 4!! Ends Tonight!

Sparkling Reviews' Follower Appreciation Giveaway #4 is for a 7-Day Caribbean Disney Cruise for 4!!!

Enter HERE by tonight!!

Win an I-Pad 2! Ends Tonight!

Sparkling Reviews' Follower Appreciation Giveaway #1 is for an I-Pad 2!!!

Enter HERE by tonight!!

Win a $500 Best Buy GC! Ends TONIGHT!

Sparking Reviews Appreciation Day Giveaway #2 is for a $500 Best Buy Gift Card!

Enter HERE by tonight!!

Win a $500 Amazon GC!

Sparkling Reviews is kicking off a ton of giveaways with this:

A $500.00 Amazon gift card!!

Enter HERE by March 16, 2012.

Friday, March 2, 2012

What I Did With My Qwik Shower Wipes

I love to win things that I can share with someone else!! A few months ago, I won some Qwik Shower Wipes from Mccrenshaw's Newest Thoughts.

I entered the contest with a specific use for them in mind, so I was really excited that I won! And, this past week, I was able to pass them on to be used for what I had in mind--a Missions trip to Chad, Africa.

A friend of mine is the head of the Nursing Department at the local Christian college, and the nurses and nursing students are taking a Missions Trip to Chad, Africa, this month.

Picture courtesy of

Since Chad is near the equator and is part desert, you can imagine the heat. Add a lot of sand, a lack of water, and a lack of access to bathing facilities, and you can see why I gave the Qwik Shower wipes to my friend. She told me that the forecast for Chad was "80's and dusty". 

My guess is, those Qwik Shower wipes will come in handy! :-)

If you would like to order some wipes for yourself (or for a friend going on a trip), go HERE.

*Nope! I didn't receive anything to facilitate this post. I just wanted to share how awesome it is to share. :-)*

Friday, February 17, 2012

I Just Ordered My FREE Silk Scarf!

I joined sneakpeeq today and got this for FREE:

This offer is valid for new members only. Hurry!  JOIN NOW to get your free scarf!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Another GREAT giveaway!

Sparkling Reviews has done it again! Another great giveaway, and this time there are 8 winners!! Here is a list of the available prizes:

*$25 Amazon Gift Card
*$50 Visa Card
*$150 Walmart Gift Card
*$200 Target Gift Card
*$300 Amazon Gift Card
*$600 Amazon Gift Card 
*$1000 Amazon Gift Card
***Grand Prize***
*$1500 Amazon Gift Card
* 2 $25 Visa Gift Cards (to share or keep)
*A Sony Blu-Ray Player
*An iPod Touch 8GB Blk
*$100 Itunes Gift Card
 This giveaway ends on Valentine's Day. Go HERE for your chance!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

(Link) Lipton Green Tea Coupon

Lipton Green Tea is offering a $.75 coupon. Click here to print yours:

(Review) Mr. Chewy's

I was so blessed, recently, to win a $50 GC to from The Mama Report.

I cannot say enough about the service, quality of products, and lightening-fast delivery!! WOW. 

 The Mama contacted me on Wednesday that I had won (YAY!), I ordered Wednesday night and my order arrived on Saturday! Now, that's what I call service!!

Mr. Chewy has a ton of variety--all the brands we are familiar with and more. The website is super easy to navigate, too, so we easily found our favorite dog food and some yummy treats for our dog. My dog, Tucker, was so happy! :-)

And, as if that wasn't good enough, shipping was free!  Mr. Chewy offers free shipping on orders over $49.

Heavy dog food bags delivered to my door--what could be better!

I give Mr. Chewy a 5 out of 5! They are definitely a great business to deal with. 

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Disclosure: I was not asked to do this review and I did not receive any product or compensation for doing a review. I chose to write about my great experience with a great company.

*pictures are from The Mama Report blog and

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


In about ONE HOUR, the most giveaway will end. Kaput! So hurry over to Sparking Reviews and enter to win all this:

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm ET tonight!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Make a Difference Monday -- Healthy Choices

I am late! I do realize today is Tuesday and not Monday, but, well, better late than never, right? :-)

This week, I am trying to make a difference by making healthy choices. Truth is, I am a nominally healthy eater, I exercise on occasion, and get at least 7 hours of sleep most nights.

But I could do better. A lot better.

I am one of those blessed people (don't hate is hereditary, I assure you!) that can sit around eating pretty much whatever I want and never gain an ounce.
I said don't hate me!

Believe it or not, there are negatives to that!! Let me explain...I can eat whatever I want with seemingly no consequences.

But there are consequences to every poor choice we make, and poor eating/exercise habits are no different. I am beginning to realize that I do need to make healthy choices...for my sake, for my husband's sake, and for the sake of my children who will follow in my footsteps.  Aargh!

So, what changes have I been making?

*I bought whole wheat bread...the good stuff. Not the enriched wheat bread that is only a step up from white.
*We are keeping track of what we eat and how often we exercise. To do this, we are using Supertracker, a free website that charts our progress in achieving health and fitness goals.
*We are snacking better. Instead of chips, we are eating sunflower seeds, nuts and trail mix. Instead of juice, we are drinking water. Instead of candy, we are eating fresh fruit. I'm including more vegetables with meals and eating fewer sauces and less butter.
 *We are more conscious of the amount of protein we are getting each day, something that our diet lacked. This lack of protein left us tired and less focused. I can already feel a decided difference!
*I have cut back on coffee. I know, I is good for you, right? Well, the sweetened flavored creamers I use are most definitely not!

How about exercise? Well...I worked out twice. Call me old, call me a lame duck, but I hurt so bad that I just gave up! Now that I've had a few days to stop hurting, I plan to pick up exercising...but maybe something a little less intense this time. :-)

So, how have you made a difference this week? What are you doing to improve the quality of your life and the lives of those around you?

After all, if I want to live a long and healthy life I need to start making a difference today. How about you?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Don't Forget to Enter THIS Giveaway!

You won't want to miss your chance at this EPIC giveaway, hosted by Sparkling Reviews!  To celebrate 2000 followers, they are giving away this:

Crazy good! So for all the details and your chance to enter...hurry on over HERE!

Giveaway ends February 1.