Month: December 2010

Holiday Card for the Troops!

Holiday Card for the Troops!

Cards Direct is doing a special Christmas event where they’re collecting signatures for a Texas Sized Christmas Card that will be delivered to our troops overseas! They’re trying to get 10,000 signatures for it and are paying for all the costs! I already went and […]

The Way Home *Review*

The Way Home *Review*

As a parent there is no worse fear than losing your child. I can’t imagine the gut wrenching feeling of my heart being ripped out that I know would take hold of me if I turned around to find Amber or Tyler had suddenly disappeared. […]

My Answers & Winners

My Answers & Winners

I love picking winners! It makes me feel like Santa–distributing presents to the lucky girls and boys! Haha. I’ve been getting all sorts of goodies lately–I’m getting to know my UPS man quite well! The other day I opened the door and he was holding 3 big boxes and I went “Oh! Lots of goodies today!!!” He said, “Yeah I guess you were making up for not having anything yesterday” Hahaha!!! You know you’re a review/giveaway blogger when…. 😉
I figured since I’ve been asking all kinds of questions for entries lately I should answer them for you as well 🙂 So here’s my answers!
Favorite Christmas Tradition: My favorite traditions growing up were our whole Christmas routine that was the same every single year–you can read about that here on What Christmas Means to Me. With hubbies new job that makes taking time off difficult at best, it looks like the next few holidays will be spent “just us” as a family of four. Although part of my heart breaks to not get to see my family back home (Wyoming will always be “home” for me) I am also really, really excited about establishing new, fun traditions for my kids. I’ve decided to do the ever popular new jammies on Christmas Eve and one special ornament a year. I didn’t have either of those growing up but have heard of other people doing them and think they both sound fabulous!
Cooking Disaster: When we first got married I made a chicken tortilla wrap recipe. It called for hot sauce and all I could find was Texas Pete. I’d never used it before so I had no idea just how hot it was (especially because the recipe called for the chicken to marinate in it)! I took one bite and couldn’t eat anymore and hubby decided it was fun to see how much he could muscle down so he sat there eating it with his eyes watering and then got a stomach ache later–Hahahaha!!! Needless to say I never made that recipe again!!!
Favorite Personalized Item: Such a hard call! I love my hand stamped necklace with Amber & Tyler’s names on it and also the new bracelet that I got for this review–they’re all great!
Now on to the winners!
Cards Direct:
I Hate to Cook Book:

 The Anniversary Rose Gift Certificate
The winners have all been emailed! Congrats to them and good luck to everyone else!
Not So Fat Tuesday ~ Week 11

Not So Fat Tuesday ~ Week 11

I love this picture 🙂 It was taken just a few days after me & Bob got engaged ♥ (can’t you tell? I look so happy and starry eyed!) and the other couple is Heather & Derek–she’d just gotten her promise ring but they ended up […]

I Dare You to Change by Pastor Bil Cornelius *Review & Giveaway*

I Dare You to Change by Pastor Bil Cornelius *Review & Giveaway*

***This Giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to Lorrie who won*** When my hubby saw me reading I Dare You to Change  he groaned and said, “Oh NO! You’re reading a self help book??!!” I had to laugh because when I opened the package and saw […]

Christmas Shopping Yey :)

Christmas Shopping Yey :)

I’m so excited about Christmas shopping for Amber this year now that she’s actually old enough to get really excited about Christmas. Every morning when she’s comes out in to the front room she yells, “Momma! Momma a Christmas tree!!! It’s beautiful is it!!” It’s so cute, lol 😀

So I’ve been seeing Melissa and Doug toys everywhere around here and loved how they looked 😀 (I really wanted to do a review of them too but they only work with the mega big bloggers–boo, lol–I would hold that against them but their stuff looks really awesome so I guess I won’t) I get My Litter emails (one of only 2 blogs I email subscribe too–looooooove her stuff!!!!) and she mentioned that Amazon had them for 1/2 off yesterday–woo hoo! This is what I got Amber:

I’m so excited! 😀 Also with Amazon Mom I get free 2 day shipping!!! If you haven’t signed up for that yet–do it now!! You get a few free months of Amazon Prime (that’s where you get the free 2 day shipping) and it’s totally free and catch free to sign up. I’ve been using it tons! Plus you get all kinds of good discounts on baby stuff when you sign up. Yesterday I was able to get 2 big packs of Huggies overnight diapers for $15! 🙂

I normally don’t share the deals I find but I was thinking that since I love it when other bloggers do I should probably start sharing how I save lotsa bucks too 😀 Would you like more posts from me on frugal living and good deals??? I don’t want to waste my time or yours but if you’d find them useful I’d be happy to share my tips and tricks!

Little Star by Anthony DeStefano *Review*

Little Star by Anthony DeStefano *Review*

In addition to loving all the wonderful decorations of Christmas I also love all of the wonderful stories it brings! The past few years I’ve been slowly buying my old favorites along with new favorites to add to our collection for Amber & Tyler. Little […]

Sandra Magsamen Holiday Line *Review & Giveaway*

Sandra Magsamen Holiday Line *Review & Giveaway*

***This giveaways is now CLOSED congrats to itsme who won*** I just love Christmas decorations! Ever since we got married it’s been a tradition for us to put up our tree and Christmas decorations Thanksgiving night. This year we were just way too tired to […]

Gift Guides & My Guest Blog

Gift Guides & My Guest Blog

Tis the season to start Christmas shopping!!! Have you started yet? I’m about halfway done and hoping to finish up within the next week or so! True to my word I’ve already bought several handmade/small business gifts and am going to continue to purchase some 🙂
The majority of my shopping is going to be done from the Mommy Bag Marketing Inc. Gift Guide. I work loooong and hard to put this together so I figure I should shop from it since I know all the great goodies it has! I got Amber the book The Adventures of Amelia Airheart Butterfly in bye! bye! Dragonfly! which I know she’s going to love!
I’m also doing shopping from Mommy Perks Gift Guide as well! (and it helps because a lot of the same people are listed in both so I’m killing two birds with one stone 😉 ) Each person listed in her gift guide also lists a Perk for you so I got 25% off my order for Tyler from The Boys Store! Woo hoo! 😀
I also wrote a guest blog for her gift guide: What Christmas Means To Me so go check that out as well!

Happy Shopping!

Secret weapons for mothers– The little green bags *Guest Blog*

Secret weapons for mothers– The little green bags *Guest Blog*

I love this little article! We have several reusable bags that I let Amber play with and help to haul around our stuff in–my favorite line is the compulsive pack mule–boy do I feel like one of those every day! Haha! One of the unexpected […]