September 26, 2011

Giveaways Day!

Ok, I've been slacking.  I know I normally do Saturday's Giveaways on Saturday, but have been posting them on Monday lately because I have not yet got back in the groove of blogging every day yet.  I really don't know if I ever will.  Life is extra crazy around here. LOL!

So here are some of the great giveaway going on out in the blogging world!

Everyday Living is giving away a Yoplait Chocolate Banana Smoothies prize pack-Ends 9/30

DD's Daily Dose is giving away a My Memories Suit 2.0-Ends 10/3

Bonggamom Finds is giving away a Betty Crocker Molasses Cookie prize pack-Ends 10/7

Bonggamom Finds is giving away an Aerobie Skylighter Flying Disk-Ends 9/30

Bonggamom Finds is giving away a Scotch-Brite Back-to-School Gift Basket-Ends 10/7

And Twins Make 5 is giving away a Breakfast & Books Prize Pack from Kellogg's & Scholastic-Ends 10/3

And Twins Make 5 is giving away a Playfoam Combo Pack-Ends 10/21

And Twins Make 5 is giving away a Pizza Mania Early Math Game-Ends 10/4

And Twins Make 5 is giving away a Box Tops for Education & Betty Crocker prize pack-Ends 10/1

Cake Mom is giving away a $40 Sam's Club Gift Card -Ends 9/30

The Mommy-Files is giving away a $25 VISA gift card-Ends 9/26

Mommy Mandy is giving away a $25 VISA gift card-Ends 9/27

September 19, 2011

Mommy's Secret Is Out......

Yes, I had a secret.  Will never needed to know.  At lest that's what I kept telling myself. 

He is already getting so big and growing so fast.  I was trying to hold on to every last feeling of having a little baby boy in my life still.  I am forced to let him grow up though.  Hubby reminds me constantly that he is growing up and there is nothing I can do about it.  That is one of the reasons I have been keeping my secret form Will.  Hubby talked me into reveling it.  What was I thinking? 

When Will was small he never slept in the bed with us, but he did sleep in a bassinet in our room.  So, when he got bigger he moved to his own room.  The problem was that Mommy slept on the floor until he fell asleep.  The "let him cry it out and fall asleep on his own" thing did not work.  He would cry until he made himself sick and then vomit on EVERY THING! 

As he got older his crib converted to a toddler bed and Mommy moved to the couch.  Now by this point Will thought that Mommy was sleeping on the couch all night.  He knew when he got up to look for Mommy in her bed room, but that never seemed odd to him. 

Well, this summer we felt the school year coming up fast and Hubby decided that Will needed to know that Mommy did not sleep on the couch.  We broke it to him real slow, but he still didn't understand that I have not been sleeping on the couch.   That night we told him good night, tucked him in, and went to our own bed.  That is when the crying began.

We tried this for a few nights, but he never let go.  He asked over and over again for Mommy to "just sleep on the couch".  He would not accept the fact that Mommy has been sleeping in her room all this time. 

After a week or so, I thought he finally understood and we where all good on the subject.  That was until I realized that he now tries to just fall asleep as soon as possible.  That means, that while I am cleaning the kitchen or taking a bath, he tries to fall asleep so he doesn't have to think about me going to bed in my room.  Silly boy!  He has now been doing this for over a month.  It works for me, but I just haven't told Hubby exactly what I figured out.  LOL!!!  The only thing that bothers me now is that he insists on a night light now.  He never had one before and until he heard his cousin say she was scared of the dark, he never was.  All that hard work of checking in on him at night with a flash light is down the drain.  I hate night lights!!!

Saturday's Giveaways on Monday Again! LOL!


Here are a few of the giveaways I found and entered! Hop on over and enter them with me.  Maybe one of us will win! LOL!!!

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card-Ends 9/21

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving away Betty Crocker's Fun da-middles Prize Pack-Ends 9/19

The Mama Report is giving away a set of Belly Washers and Tummy Tickler juices-Ends 9/21

The Adventures of Paul & Natalie is giving away a Fun Prize Pack form VTech-Ends 9/20

Chic Monkey Boutique is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card-Ends 10/1

Luxury Living Frugal Style is giving away a Coach Bag-Ends 9/27

Vanessa Robert Weddings is giving away Mushroom Earrings in Aqua-Ends 9/26

September 16, 2011

Thrifty Shopping!

I love a good deal and so, I often go looking for garage sales, re-sale shopps and thrift stores.

There is a church re-sale shop I know of in a neer by town that I love.  It is about the size of a grocery store.  They have everything from clothes, to toys, to furniture.  They even have items that are seasonal.  All the items are donated to them and all the proceeds go to the church.  They use the money they make to have maintenance done on the church and to help finance there other projects to help the community.

I haven't been to this particular store for some time now.  They are only open on certain days at certain times.  It just never works out that I'm in that town when they are open.  Until Last week!  Hubby and I took a trip to that town to do some shopping and have some together time.  He surprised me with agreeing to go with me to the re-sale store.  (He isn't really into shopping at re-sale stores, or garage sales for that matter.) 

We walked around that big old store for a while.  He was amazed at some of the things that we came across.  We ended up walking up out with a pair of jeans for Will that looked brand spanking new for $0.99,  A CD I had been wanting for $1.79,  and two peruses for me!  One purse was $6.50 and one was $1.99.  Both are name brand and one is real leather.  They are both clean and brand new without tags.  I can't tell you the last time I got myself a new purse.  I have been carrying a Dooney & Bourke that I got at a garage sale at least a year ago for $2.50.  (They had no idea what they had. LOL!) The purse I had before that was a Kathy Van Zeeland from eBay for $7.50.  Nether one of those purses where brand new and clean as I would have liked them. 

Here are the pictures of my haul!!!

Here are the jeans we got for Will ($0.99) and the cd ($1.79) I had been wanting.

This is the purse I paid $6.50 for.  It is a Nine & Co. by Nine West.

This is the purse I paid$1.99 for.  It is a South Pole.

All together I spent $11.27 plus tax!  I don't even know what all those things would have cost me brand new from the store.  I am guessing around $80.00 at least. 

September 14, 2011


The winner of the Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® brownies Prize Pack is.....

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September 12, 2011


As most of you know, Will's birthday was August 31st. 

It shouldn't surprise you that this is a major event in our household.  We celebrate this more than almost anything else.  Hubby and my birthday go almost unnoticed compared to Will's.  He doesn't really have just a birthday.  He has a birthday week!  And what a week it was.

I posted the pictures of all the cup cakes I made for his class last week.  Today I 'm going to show off the cake I made!  He decided to have a Monster Jam Party!  I thought for sure Monster Jam was something popular and would be easy to find. 

Boy was I wrong.  Monster Jam must just be a southern country kind of thing.  I have even noticed that it's popularity is localized to certain parts of the state.  We searched stores in many towns to find him Monster Jam trucks.  Toys R Us was wiped out.  The manager told me when they come in they fly off the shelves.  The crazy thing is, that they never know when they will get them on the truck.

We found him toys in about 5 different towns and 15 different stores.  I even had to get one off of eBay.  Yes it was that hard to find.  I paid $10.00 for a toy (including shipping) that I could have gotten at Walmart for $3.88.  The only problem was, that they didn't have any.  It was the most popular truck and the Monster Jam Web site was even out!  Can you guess what it was?  If you are a Monster Jam fan you knew it was Grave Digger!

Every year I make Will's cake myself, but this year I didn't even have the option of buying one.  NOBODY makes a Monster Jam cakes.  After some thought and a few web searches I cam up with this.  What do you think?

Will's birthday turned out great! It rained for his party, but the kids had a blast inside anyway.  I learned one very important thing from that day. 

We love our son more than anything in the world and love to see him happy.  I also learned that my family doesn't give a crap about me, because only my Dad and my sister showed up form my side of my family.  No one even called to say they couldn't make it, but have a great day anyway!  I am still fired up about this.  After asking a few of them, they told me that they thought it would be canceled because of the rain.  I'm wondering if they really thought I wouldn't call them if I canceled my only son's birthday party?  All they had to say was that they didn't feel like coming and have a great day anyway.  It's not a big deal.  Most of them didn't come to the last few either.

I could go on and on about the excuses I got about why my family didn't come.  But to me the only ones that mattered where the family members who did called.  There was only 1 by the way.  Will's Godmother had to work and her little girl was sick anyway.  Everyone else can just go **** themselves.  I now know where I stand in my family, and with half of the people I thought where my friends.  This definitely opened my eyes and I have been praying about the hurt in my heart, but I will be looking at things very different now. 

I was always the one to do for others when I could, but now I know I am being used most of the time, and I will be saying no to alot more people and there kids birthday parties,....and baby sitting,....and whatever else they call me for.  By the way, these are the same people that only call me when they need something.

I'm far from a mean person and hate to be mean to others, but now all I have to do is think back to the hurt I felt the day of Will's birthday party to remember why I should say no!

Ok, that's enough ranting for today.  Sorry about that if you are still reading by this point! I'm just still hurting inside.  It's hard when you realize your close loving family isn't what it use to be.  I don't know if the times have changed or the people:(

September 11, 2011

Pillsbury Giveaway Extended to 9/13!

HURRY on over and enter my Pillsbury Sweet Moments Giveaway

I am extending it until 9/13 at 11:59 pm.  There are very few entries so far and this will give everyone a chance to get more entries in!  Don't forget you can tweet once a day!

September 10, 2011

Saturday's Giveaways!

Here are a few of the great giveaways I have been entering!  Hurry and enter them to win!!!!

The giveaway I have going on right now is for a Pillsbury Sweet Moments Prize Pack-Ends 9/10 Today!! Hurry!!!

Christian Clippers is giving away dinner from Schwan's-Ends 9/17

His Pursuing Kindness is giving away My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software-Ends 9/18

Our Kids Mom is giving away a $50 your choice costume from Anytime Costumes-Ends 9/16

The Life of Rylie & Bryce, too is giving away a Make Breakfast Better Prize Pack-Ends 9/10 TODAY!!!

The Life of Rylie & Bryce, too is giving away a Lysol Healthy Touch NO-Touch Hand Soap System-Ends 9/13

The Life of Rylie & Bryce, too is also giving away a Schwan's Prize Pack-Ends 9/22

September 5, 2011

Saturday's Giveaways! On Monday!!!


Saturday's Giveaways are Back!!!!  (Too Bad I didn't post them on Saturday! LOL!!!) I have been sooooooo busy with Will starting school and then His birthday week!  Yes, I said week! His birthday was Wednesday and I did a cup cake party at school and his big party was Saturday!  Plus August was just crazy!!!!  So, here are a few of the giveaways out there that I entered.  I know it's not much, but you will never win if you don't enter at lest a few right?! LOL!

Coupon Clippin Mommy is giving away a Lysol Prize Pack-Ends 9/6 (Who couldn't use this!)

Coupon Clippin Mommy is giving away a Piczzle Puzzle-Ends 9/10

Getting all my Ducks in a Row is giving away Free product coupons for Totino's -Ends 9/10

Frugally Thrifty is giving away so many items in her Birthday Bash! Hurry and enter, she has few entries!-Ends 9/11

Koupon Krazed2Boys+1Girl=One Crazy Mom, and Having Fun Saving is also haveing the same Birhtday Bash! -Ends 9/11

September 1, 2011

Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® Giveaway!!!! (CLOSED)

Yea!!! Another great Giveaway!!!!

I was asked by MyBlogSpark to try the Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® brownies and share what I thought about them.  Well, I just jumped at the chance.  Who doesn't love brownies?  I sure do!!!!

I was given 2 VIP coupons for the free purchase of any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® variety, a very cozy chocolate brown fleece blanket, a big coffee mug, and a leather journal.  Once it all came in the mail, I ran to the store to pick out my brownies!!!!  They come in Cocoa Fudge Escape, Cocoa Caramel Obsession,  Caramel Brownie Cheesecake, and Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake.

By the time I got to my grocery store they where already all gone:(  So, I had to wait and go to another store in a near by town.  (You can tell I wanted them bad! LOL!!)

I ended up getting the last two bags that where available at the last grocery store.  I got the Cocoa Carmel Obsession and the Cocoa Fudge Chip!  After trying them I have to say, I know exactly why the stores where out!  They are soooo good!

The blanket will be a really welcomed item come winter.  It looks so warm and cozy, but summer is just not the right time for it now.  With it 100 + degrees here in Louisiana, the winter is looking good to me right now.  I will have a new blanket to throw over me, a big coffee cup to drink hot chocolate in, and a new journal to write in. What more could a girl ask for except more of those yummy Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® brownies!

Now for your chance to win!!


Win a Prize Pack like the one I got.  You will get 2 VIP coupons for the free purchase of any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® variety, a Leather journal, a Fleece blanket, and a Coffee mug.

***Mandatory Entry***

Tell me what your getaway moment of the day is.  Mine is the time I get with a good book.  I don't get it often, so each moment is cherished! (Leave your email address in each comment, so that I can contact you if you win!)

Extra Entries:

1.  Follow my blog (3 extra entries)

2.  Follow me on twitter and tweet the following.  Can be done once a day

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3.  Tell me your favorite desert you like to indulge in!

This giveaway was provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  The giveaway will end on 9/10 9/13at 11:59 pm.  The winner will have 48 hours to get back to me after the winning email has been sent out or another winner will be chosen.  Good Luck!


The Winner of the Mat Kearney CD is....

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The Winner of the envelope full of coupons is...

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