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45 year old partnered with the love of my life, with a 28 year old daughter, 23 year old step-son, 19 year old step-son, 16 year old step-daughter, a 9 year old step-son and a 4 1/2 year old son. I now have 5 male cats and 1 female bunny that I adore. I had to rehome 2 kitties last September and 2 kitties passed away in November so things have been sad this past year. I love contests as I'm sure you can tell. I also love tattoos, looking at other peoples' and getting my own (I've had 17). I met the man of my dreams, living right next door! We plan to get married this year and to homestead within the next 2 years.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Win a Glam Gift Package

Nine More Months is hosting a giveaway of a Glam Gift Package from It's a Glam Thing.
http://ninemoremonths.blogspot.com/2009/04/get-glam-giveaway.html

Win a Personalized Necklace

My Organized Chaos is hosting a giveaway of a personalized necklace from BeautyName.
http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2009/04/beautyname-with-giveaway.html

Win Circle of Sentiments Jewellery

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is hosting a giveaway of a piece of Circle of Sentiments jewellery.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/04/circle-of-sentiments-giveaway.html

Win "The Diary"

Bookin' with Bingo is hosting a giveaway of 2 copies of "The Diary" by Eileen Goudge.
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2009/04/bingos-giveaway-of-diary.html

Win a Handbag

Amanda is hosting a giveaway of a beautiful Elliott Lucca's Portia Pocket Handbag from Elliott Lucca.
http://www.mommymandy.com/2009/04/mothers-day-portia-pocket-shopper-in.html

Took a Few Days Off!

Sorry, I have been missing for a few days but I was a little bit overwhelmed with all the contest entering so I took a couple of days off to be with family over Easter. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter here. Now I am back and everything will return to normal. Missed you all and glad to be back.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Win a SlimPerfect Outfit

ShimmermeBlue is hosting a giveaway of a SlimPerfect Outfit of your choice from SlimPerfect.
http://shimmermebluedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/04/review-giveaway-slimperfect.html

Win a Hoover SpinScrub Floormate

Life Starring Ellie and Eve is hosting a giveaway of a 3 in 1 Hoover SpinScrub Floormate from Hoover.
http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/?p=1888

Bookshelf Cleaning Giveaway

At Home with Books is having an April Bookshelf Cleaning Giveaway and there is lots to chose from so go over and check it out.
http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/april-bookshelf-cleaning-giveaway.html

Win a Panasonic Inverter Microwave

the Mom Buzz is hosting a giveaway of a Panasonic Inverter Microwave from Panasonic Microwave.
http://www.themombuzz.com/2009/04/panasonic-inverter-microwave-contest.html

Viva Woman Giveaway

Viva Woman is hosting an April giveaway of several beautiful handmade items, along with some make-up that you will have to go and see from several different contributors.
http://www.vivawoman.net/2009/04/05/viva-woman-apr-vivabella-giveaway/

Win Jewellery

Sandier Pastures is hosting a giveaway of your choice of an jewellery item from Sweeter than Me Designs.
http://www.sandierpastures.com/giveaway/giveaway-kristin-friesen-jewelry.html

The Funky Monkey Giveaway

The Funky Monkey is hosting a giveaway of cleaning clothes from TWIST...cleaning clothes with a twist.
http://susannahbananaboutique.blogspot.com/2009/04/twist-giveaway.html

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Win Tile Pendant

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway of a tile pendant of your choice from Bisou Bisou Beads .
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/bisou-bisou-beads-tile-pendant-giveaway.html

Win Lavender and Sage Lotion

Shop By Hand is hosting a giveaway of lavender and sage honey and goat milk lotion with shea butter and aloe from Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen...sounds fabulous.
http://shopbyhand.blogspot.com/2009/04/lavender-and-sage-lotion-giveaway.html

Win Personalized Photo Jewellery

Life Starring Ellie and Eve is hosting a giveaway of personalized photo jewellery from By Lynn Krestel.
http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/?p=969

Win a BYOB Tote

My Moms View is hosting a giveaway of a reusable BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag tote from Hip Kid.
http://mymomsview.com/index.php/2009/04/hip-kid-review-giveaway/

Win a Pair of Organic Cloud Pillows

Green Your Decor is hosting this giveaway of a pair of organic cloud pillows from Natura...they sound heavenly.
http://www.greenyourdecor.com/2009/04/01/review-natura-pillows-giveaway/

Win Soup & Cornbread Bundle

Everything Up Close is hosting a giveaway of a beautiful soup and cornbread bundle from the Women’s Bean Project.
http://everythingupclose.blogspot.com/2009/04/womens-bean-project-review-giveaway.html

Win a Mommy T-shirt

Mom's Most Wanted is hosting a giveaway of a Demi Bella Mommy t-shirt in your choice of colour, size and number of children.
http://momsmostwanted.blogspot.com/2009/03/demi-bella-giveaway.html

Win Fantastic Jewellery

Mom's Most Wanted is hosting a giveaway of loads of jewellery and a pink pouch to keep it all in from Sweet Boutique's.
http://momsmostwanted.blogspot.com/2009/04/sweet-boutique-giveaway.html#comments

Win a Cleaner Starter Kit

ShimmermeBlue is hosting a giveaway of a Cleaner Starter Kit from Seventh Generation...who couldn't use cleaning supplies, especially environmentally friendly ones?
http://shimmermebluedesigns.blogspot.com/2009/04/seventh-generation-review-and-giveaway.html

Win a 2 Piece Swimsuit

The Giveaway is hosting a giveway of a 2 piece swimsuit of your choice from Modbe Clothing.
http://www.the-giveaway.com/2009/04/modbe-swimsuit-giveaway.html

Win a Hand Stamped Silver Family Necklace

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is hosting a giveaway of a Hand Stamped Silver Family Necklace from Lauren Nicole Gifts...what a nice gift for Mother's Day.
http://nateandjakeandme.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Win Perfume - Day Three

Simply Stacie is hosting, day three, of a perfume giveaway from The Cream Perfume Company .
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/cream-perfume-company-giveaway-day.html

Win Twilight Inspired Jewellery

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway of your choice of a piece of Twilight inspired jewellery, up to $19.99, from Bisou Bisou Beads .
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/twilight-inspired-giveaway-by-bisou.html

100 Posts & 100 Followers Giveaway for Bookin' with Bingo

Bookin' with Bingo is having a huge giveaway for 100 Posts and 100 Followers! Congratulations for this! What an achievement in only 3 months!
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2009/04/100-giveaway-like-no-other_03.html

Win a Mini-wristlet

Amanda is hosting a giveaway of a Mini-wristlet Zipper Pouch in Pink Ginger from the Antique basket Lady.
http://www.mommymandy.com/2009/04/antique-basket-lady-giveaway.html

Win Business Cards

My Moms View is hosting a giveaway of your very own business cards, made to order by, BizCard. There are so many designs to chose from, it may take you awhile.
http://mymomsview.com/index.php/2009/04/bizcard-review-giveaway/

Friday, April 3, 2009

Win Perfume

Simply Stacie is hosting another giveaway of your choice of perfume from The Cream Perfume Company . Isn't that great, two days and two chances!
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/cream-perfume-company-giveaway-day-two.html

Win a Pretty Top

My Organized Chaos is hosting a giveaway of a pretty top from Toggery by Kate D'Arcy.
http://controllingchaosincanada.blogspot.com/2009/04/toggery-by-kate-darcy-with-giveaway.html

Win Gardening Clogs

The Mommy-Files is hosting a giveaway of gardening clogs in your choice of size, style and colour from Jollys .
http://www.themommy-files.com/2009/04/review-giveaway-jollys-garden-shoes-and.html

Win a 5oz Soy Scented Candle

Amanda is hosting a giveaway for a 50z soy candle in your choice of scent from Keystone Candle.
http://www.mommymandy.com/2009/04/keystone-candle-giveaway.html

Win an All-in-One Printer

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is hosting a giveaway of an Epson Stylus NX400 All-in-One from Epson.
http://nateandjakeandme.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Win a Cobalt Sun Block Hoodie

Ever heard of clothing that offers actual UV protection? Well, The Funky Monkey is hosting a giveaway of just such a piece of clothing...a sun block hoodie from Coolibar.
http://susannahbananaboutique.blogspot.com/2009/04/coolibar-giveaway.html

Win an Envirosax Bag

Everything Up Close is hosting a giveaway of a recyclable bag from Envirosax from their Candy series, 5 different ones to chose from. You get to chose the one you would like to have if you win.
http://everythingupclose.blogspot.com/2009/04/envirosax-review-giveaway.html

Win Piggy Paint Nail Polish

Want to win some pretty nail polish that the kids can use? Well, My Moms View is hosting a giveaway of just that. A Gift Pack of 3 different colours from Piggy Paint.
http://mymomsview.com/index.php/2009/04/piggy-paint-review-giveaway/

Win Perfume

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway of perfume in your choice of scent from The Cream Perfume Company.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/cream-perfume-company-review-giveaway.html

Win Easter Egg Soaps

Shine Your Hiney is hosting a giveaway of lotion and 1 dozen Easter egg soaps, both in the scent of your choice.
http://shineyourhineysoap.blogspot.com/2009/04/one-dozen-egg-giveaway.html

Win a Clorox Wipes Canister Coupon

Maria's Space is hosting a giveaway for 5 readers to win a coupon for Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Decor Canister.
http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2009/04/product-review-clorox-disinfecting.html

Win a Zosai Product

Green Earth Journey is hosting a giveaway of an item from the shop of Zosai.
http://greenearthjourney.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-from-zosai.html

Win Easter Cookies

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is hosting a giveaway of yummy cookies from The Cookie Boutique.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/04/cookie-boutique-easter-week.html

Win Earth Day Books

Drey's Library is hosting an Earth Day giveaway of 6 books.
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/04/earth-day-giveaway.html

Win Poetry Books

Drey's Library is hosting a giveaway of 6 Poetry Books in honour of National Poetry Month.
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/04/calling-poetry-lovers-national-poetry.html

Win a Hand Held Blender

Meal Makeover Mom's Kitchen is hosting a giveaway of a Breville Hand Blender...a $119 value...great for making smoothie, cream soups or even baby food.
http://mealmakeovermoms.com/kitchen/2009/03/30/immersion-blender-giveaway-potato-soup-recipe/

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Win a Pretty Totebag

Missy's Market Basket is hosting a giveaway of a pretty Easter stripe spring totebag.
http://missysbaskets.blogspot.com/2009/03/hi-everyone-im-headed-out-to-basket.html

Win an amykathryn Bag

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous is hosting a giveaway of your choice of a beautiful bag, tote, wallet, whatever from amykathryn's great selection.
http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/04/amykathryn.html

Win a Hip-T

My Moms View is hosting a giveaway of a cool invention, a Hip-T. You wear in under your shirt and it covers your pooky spots or visible skin.
http://mymomsview.com/index.php/2009/03/hip-t-review-giveaway/

April Artfire Giveaway

Risky Beads is hosting an April Artfire Giveaway with lots of great prizes from the artisans of Artfire.
http://riskybeads.blogspot.com/2009/04/april-2009-artfire-giveaway.html

Win Cinnabar Earrings

Shop by Hand is hosting a giveaway of beautiful Cinnabar Earrings from Pretty Cheap Jewelry.
http://shopbyhand.blogspot.com/2009/04/cinnabar-earrings-giveaway.html

Win Softlips

Nine More Months is hosting a giveaway of Softlips® lip conditioners in Pomegranate and Honeydew.
http://ninemoremonths.blogspot.com/2009/04/are-your-lips-soft.html

Win a Soy Candle in Your Choice of Scent

My Organized Chaos is hosting a giveaway of 1 of 2 - 8 oz soy candles in your choice of scent from Ozark Scents.
http://controllingchaosincanada.blogspot.com/2009/03/ozark-scents-with-giveaway.html

Win a Radius Toothbrush

Katydid and Kid is hosting a giveaway of a new kind of toothbrush from Radius.
http://katydidandkid.blogspot.com/2009/03/radius-toothbrush-reviewgiveaway.html

Win "A Lucky Child" by Thomas Buergenthal

Drey's Library is hosting a giveaway of "A Lucky Child" by Thomas Buergenthal...a true story of a boy's life during the holocaust and his reunion with his mother after 2 years.
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-lucky-child-by-thomas.html

Enter to Win a Hoover Platinum Collection Vacuum

Amanda is hosting a giveaway of a Hoover Platinum Collection Vacuum. Tonight is the last night for this giveaway so if you want in, you better hurry!
http://www.mommymandy.com/2009/02/hoover-platinum-collection-giveaway.html

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Win a Melissa Butler Photograph

My Moms View is hosting a giveaway of a lovely photograph from Melissa Butler Photography...very nice photography. My favourite is angel Amongst Us…
http://mymomsview.com/index.php/2009/03/melissa-butler-photography-review-giveaway/

Win a $50 Honey Dipp Gift Pack

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway of some delicious sounding products from Honey Dipp.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/honey-dipp-review-giveaway.html

Win a Cashmere Shawl

The Funky Monkey is hosting a giveaway of a beautiful azalea coloured cashmere shawl from Nimli. (US Residents only)
http://susannahbananaboutique.blogspot.com/2009/03/nimli-giveaway.html

Powerful Poem

Words to Mouth is a blog that I often visit and tonight, I was glad that I did. She usually hosts well known authors and their writing but had a poem on there tonight, written by a very special man, from Atlanta, by the name of David L. Hill, who happens to be homeless currently. It was so well written and very powerful. I was moved by the reading of it. If you have a chance to stop by and read it, you really should.
http://wordstomouth.com/?p=429

Win Sothys Products

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous is hosting a giveaway of 2 shower and bath products from Sothys .
http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/03/sothys.html

Win "The Joy of Green Cleaning"

Amanda is hosting the giveaway of "The Joy of Green Cleaning".
http://www.mommymandy.com/2009/03/joy-of-green-cleaning-giveaway.html

Friday, March 27, 2009

Enter to Win Mom and Child Flip Flops

The Funky Monkey is hosting a giveaway of mom and child flip flops in your choice of colour and style from Top It Off. Lots of pretty colours and styles to chose from.
http://susannahbananaboutique.blogspot.com/2009/03/top-it-off-giveaway.html

Win Mama Mio Products

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway of three products to improve and maintain the tone, texture and elasticity of your skin from Mama Mio .
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/mama-mio-review-giveaway.html

Win "The Turnaround"

So Many Precious Books, So Little Time is hosting a giveaway for the book, "The Turnaround" by George Pelecanos, which sounds exciting and intriguing. If you enter, please let them know you learned of the giveaway here, from Daughter and Furbabies.
http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-turnaround-by-george-pelecanos.html

Win Cupcake Soap

The Soap Seduction is hosting a giveaway of 3 shea butter cupcake soaps, in Buttercream Cupcake Soap, Carrot Cupcake Soap, and Chocolate Cupcake Soap...don't they sound heavenly.
http://thesoapseduction.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-love-cupcakes-giveaway.html

Win a Soap Gift Bag

Parents Gear is hosting a giveaway of a lovely Luscious Lather Variety Soap Gift Bag from Save Your World.
http://www.parentsgear.com/baby-shower/save-your-world-all-natural-personal-care-products-review-and-giveaway/

Win a Pendant of Choice

Everything Up Close is hosting a giveaway of your choice of pendant from Lincoln Christian’s shop. There are so many different ones to chose from...the decision may be difficult.
http://everythingupclose.blogspot.com/2009/03/lincoln-christians-review-giveaway.html

Win White Ice Tea

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is hosting a giveaway of white ice tea from Inko's. There are so many flavours to chose from.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/inkos-tea-giveaway.html

Win Matching Mother and Daughter Totes

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is hosting a giveaway of matching mother and daughter totes from Top It Off .
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/top-it-off-giveaway.html

Win a 6 Pack of Organic Baby Wipes

My Moms View is hosting a giveaway of a pack of 6 organic bamboo velour cloth wipes from Northern Baby...they look so soft.
http://mymomsview.com/index.php/2009/03/northern-baby-review-giveaway/

Win "Is it Just Me or Is Everything Shit?"

Un-mainstream Mom Reads is hosting a giveaway of the book, "Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?"...thanks to Hachette Book Group. Sounds entertaining and humourous but has offensive language so beware if you are easily offended by curse words.
http://unmainstreammomreads.blogspot.com/2009/03/hachette-giveaway-is-it-just-me-or-is.html

Book Wins

I had 2 emails the other days that said I won something. I was so excited. I love winning things...anything, just to hear that I won, something that I actually put in for, is so exciting. I love all these blog sites. You guys just have the best giveaways. Anyway, on to what I won:
- "The Terror" and "The Mighty Queens of Freeville" from Bookin' with Bingo, which was exciting because the second book was a bonus because I was the first person picked who had blogged about the giveaway.
- "Angry Conversations with God" from Books, movies, and Chinese Food, which sounds more about religion than what it is.

Winner of the Nimli Giveaway from Simply Stacie

I was just contacted by Stacie of Simply Stacie to say that I was the new winner drawn in the Nimli giveaway and oh what a prize it is...a wrap, a shawl, a bangle and earrings. I just can't wait to see the goodies. I am so excited and to think all because someone didn't answer in the alloted 48 hours...it pays to check your email regularly, folks. I do all the time and I answer all my emails immediately. Thanks so much Stacie. It is much appreciated.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Win a SlimPerfect Outfit

Everything Up Close is hosting a giveaway of an outfit from SlimPerfect and you get to chose which one you would like to have.
http://everythingupclose.blogspot.com/2009/03/slimperfect-review-giveaway.html

Win a GelPro Mat

Everything "In the Kitchen" Up Close is hosting a giveaway of a GelPro mat.
http://everythinginthekitchenupclose.blogspot.com/2009/03/gelpro-review-giveaway.html

Win a 2 Pack of Ribbed Tees

The Mommy Files is hosting a giveaway of 5 packs of Ribbed Tees to 5 lucky winners from RibbedTee.
http://www.themommy-files.com/2009/03/review-giveaway-ribbedtee.html

Win an Eco-Stuffed Wolf

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway of an eco-friendly Eco-Stuffed Wolf from Celery Street .
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/celery-street-review-giveaway.html

Win Stitch Markers

Shop By Hand is hosting a giveaway of dual use stitch markers from Birdy's Knits. Not only can they be used as stitch markers but they can be worn as earrings.
http://shopbyhand.blogspot.com/2009/03/birdys-knits-stitch-marker-giveaway.html

Win Pack of 2 Ribbed V-neck T-shirts

Amanda is hosting a giveaway a Pack of 2 Ribbed V-neck T-shirts from RibbedTee.
http://www.mommymandy.com/2009/03/ribbedtee-giveaway.html

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Win a Beautiful Handbag

My Organized Chaos is hosting a giveaway of a beautiful handbag from Nest.
http://controllingchaosincanada.blogspot.com/2009/03/nest-with-giveaway.html

Win a New Kind of Diamond Pendant Necklace

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway of a New Kind of Diamond Pendant Necklace from Tracie Nicole Designs .
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/tracie-nicole-designs-giveaway.html

Win Lipstick and Lip-gloss

The Funky Monkey is hosting a giveaway of lipstick and lip-gloss from Marina Cosmetics...very soft and pretty colours. (US residents only)
http://susannahbananaboutique.blogspot.com/2009/03/marina-cosmetics-giveaway_25.html

Win Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction

Carpe libris reviews is hosting a giveaway of the book, "Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction".
http://carpelibrisreviews.com/best-of-contemporary-mexican-fiction-short-story-collection/#comments

Win the Kitty Norville Series

Write for a Reader is hosting a giveaway of the Kitty Norville Series thanks also to Miriam Parker.
http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/03/kitty-blog-tour-and-giveaway.html

Win the Kitty Norville Series

Unmainstream Mom Reads is hosting a giveaway of the Kitty Norville Series, thanks to Miriam Parker.
http://unmainstreammomreads.blogspot.com/2009/03/kitty-norville-series-blog-tour-contest.html

Win 1 of 2 Audiobooks

So Many Precious Books, So Little Time is hosting a giveaway of 1 of 2 audiobooks, "Drood" or "Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven".
http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/03/audiobooks-giveaway-drood-by-dan.html

Win 1 of 2 Books

So Many Precious Books, So Little Time is hosting a giveaway of 1 of 2 books, "Do-Over" or "Jantsen's Gift".
http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/03/memoirs-giveaway-do-over-by-robin.html

Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Sheer Miracle

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is hosting a giveaway of a $50 gift certificate to Sheer Miracle, for any make-up that you chose.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/sheer-miracle-50-gift-certificate.html

Bookin' with Bingo Giveaway

Bookin with Bingo is hosting a giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 2 books by the new author, J. R. LaGreca. You could win Afternoon Tea or Suburban Weird, both of which sound equally riveting to me.
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2009/03/mondays-meet-new-author.html

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Win a Custom Necklace

Etsy it Up is hosting a giveaway of a necklace of your choice from The Vintage Pearl...lots of designs to chose from and oh so pretty.
http://etsyitup.blogspot.com/2009/03/vintage-pearl-giveaway.html

Win "The Crimes of Paris"

Unmainstream Mom Reads is hosting a giveaway of the true crime story, "The Crimes of Paris" from the Hachette Book Group.
http://unmainstreammomreads.blogspot.com/2009/03/hachette-giveaway-crimes-of-paris-by.html

Win a Slanket

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is hosting a giveaway of a Slanket, a blanket with sleeves, from www.theslanket.com.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/slanket-giveaway.html

Win Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home Book

Sage and Savvy is hosting a giveaway of the book, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Home, with excellent cleaning tips for every room of the home and beyond.
http://www.sageandsavvy.com/2009/03/mrs-meyers-clean-home.html

Win Beauty Products

Cybele Says is hosting a giveaway of beauty products from a number of different companies and you can be the lucky recipient if you go here to enter.
http://www.cybelesays.com/my_weblog/2009/03/yes-you-can-win-contest.html#comments

Monday, March 23, 2009

Via Email

I am so excited! I just did something all on my own...to my blog. I now have it that people can subscribe via email to my blog through FeedBurner and I am so proud of myself. It took me awhile to get it right but it's there and it's done. Whew! I think Kathleen from Katydid and Kid would be quite pleased to know that I didn't have to bug her for any help. LOL! Every other time, I have changed something, I have gone to her at least once to ask a question but this time perserverence paid off.

Words to Mouth Book Giveaway

Words to Mouth is hosting a Spring Cleaning Giveaway of books from Hachette.

http://wordstomouth.com/?p=418

Win the Entire Max Series

Marta's Meanderings is hosting a giveaway of James Patterson's entire Max Series.
http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/2009/03/im-so-excited-to-be-able-to-bring-you.html

Win a 12 oz Soy Candle

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous is hosting a giveaway of a scented 12 oz soy candles from US Candle Company in your choice of scent.
http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/03/us-candle-company.html

Win a Onesie or T-Shirt

My Moms View is hosting a giveaway of a handpainted onesie or T-shirt of your choice from Tummies and Tots...lots of different cute and different sayings to chose from.
http://mymomsview.com/index.php/2009/03/tummies-and-tots-review-giveaway/comment-page-1/#comment-3296

Win Beautiful Earrings

Natural Mommie is hosting a giveaway of beautiful amethyst, peridot and sterling silver earrings from Moonrise Jewelry ...very pretty.
http://naturalmommie.blogspot.com/2009/03/moonrise-jewelry.html

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Win a $25 Gift Card to Customized Girl

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway where you get to design a T-shirt, that she will then judge, to see who wins a $25 gift card from the sponsor, Customized Girl .
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/customized-girl-review-giveaway.html

Win Lip Care Kit

The Mommy-Files is hosting a giveaway of a Lip Care Kit from Organic Girls...yummy flavours to chose from.
http://www.themommy-files.com/2009/03/review-giveaway-organic-girls.html

Enter to Win a Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Bracelet

Enter to win a beautiful sterling silver and blue topaz bracelet valued at $85 from Beautiful Silver Jewelry , hosted by Simply Stacie.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/beautiful-silver-jewelry-review.html

Win a Retro Apron

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway of a retro apron of your choice from Boojiboo.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/boojiboo-review-giveaway.html

Drey's Library Spring-y Book Giveaway

Drey's Library is hosting a Spring-y giveaway of 5 books...feel free to check it out to see the titles. They are great ones.
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/03/spring-y-madness-giveaway.html

Win "The Terror"

Bookin' with Bingo is hosting a giveaway of a book "The Terror" by Dan Simmons.
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2009/03/bingos-bookin-review_21.html

Win the Book, "A Lucky Child"

Unmainstream Mom Reads is hosting a giveaway of "A Lucky Child"...the true story of a boy during the halocaust reunited with his mother after 2 years, then moving to America and later becoming a Judge.
http://unmainstreammomreads.blogspot.com/2009/03/hachette-giveaway-lucky-child-by-thomas.html

Win a Steamboy

Everything Up Close is hosting a giveaway of a Steamboy T1 steam floor mop with 6 microfiber pads and a carpet glider from Reliable.
http://everythingupclose.blogspot.com/2009/03/reliable-steamboy-t1-review-giveaway.html

Win a Lovely Apron

Everything "In the Kitchen" Up Close is hosting a giveaway of a lovely yellow apron from Carolyn’s Kitchen.
http://everythinginthekitchenupclose.blogspot.com/2009/03/carolyns-kitchen-giveaway.html

Win a $30 Gift Certificate

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is hosting a giveaway of $30 gift certificate from Room It Up and they have so much to chose from!
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/room-it-up-30-giveaway.html

Win a Cheerios Helping Hearts Pearl Bracelet

Marta's Meanderings is hosting a giveaway of a Cheerios Helping Hearts Pearl Bracelet from Cheerios.
http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/2009/03/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none.html

Win a Yoga Mat with Bag

Win 1 of 2 yoga mats with a mat bag from Kulae, hosted by Natural Mommie. You get to chose the size of the mat and the colour you would like to have. 1 winner from the US and 1 from Canada.
http://naturalmommie.blogspot.com/2006/03/happy-spring-kulae-giveaway.html

Friday, March 20, 2009

Win a Watch

The Funky Monkey is hosting a giveaway of your choice of one of three watches from Freestyle. You really have to see the styles to believe them...one is actually solar powered! (US entries only)
http://susannahbananaboutique.blogspot.com/2009/03/freestyle-giveaway.html

Win a Flip Video Camera

To Think is to Creat is hosting a giveaway of an awesome prize...a Flip Video Camera. Not much to do to get in on the contest but tell something interesting about yourself and that can't be too hard, can it?
http://www.tothinkistocreate.com/2009/03/19/welcome-to-the-ultimate-blog-party/

Giveaway from Momma in Flip Flops2

Momma in Flip Flops2 is hosting a giveaway of a Sidney Faux Wrap, which is a really pretty top, from A Mother's Boutique. It sounds like all they would have is maternity clothes but they have all shapes and sizes with really beautiful outfits to chose from.
http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2009/03/mothers-boutique-review-giveaway.html

Win a $25 Gift Certificate to BellaBejeweled

My Organized Chaos is hosting a giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to BellaBejeweled which sells amazing Twilight inspired pieces.
http://controllingchaosincanada.blogspot.com/2009/03/bellabejeweled-review-giveaway.html

Win a Butterfly Necklace

Green Earth Journey is hosting a giveaway of a beautiful Butterfly Superstar Necklace from kimquinndotcom.
http://greenearthjourney.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-from-kimquinndotcom.html

Win a Skoy Cloth

Want to win a SKOY Cloth...well, Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is hosting just such a giveaway. They are like a thin sponge and replace the use of paper towel.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/skoy-cloth-giveaway-2-winners.html

Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

The Ultimate Blog Party of '09 has started. It runs from March 20-27th. The button is on the sidebar and the link is below so feel free to check it out. Lots of great prizes and lots of great friends. It's the social gathering of the year in blogsville. 5 Minutes for Mom is one of the hosts. There are already over 684 Family Friendly Linked Sites on there...one of them being mine, of course. I hope to see you all there and I hope everyone has a great time!
This is my first one so I am taking full advantage of meeting new people and checking out all the great blogs that are on there.
I am a 37 year old mother of one...a 21 year old daughter who is attending her second year of university. I have been married for almost 12 years, although we have been together for almost 20 years this year. I have 2 wonderful furbabies, who are pictured on my blog. That's about all there is to say about me!
http://www.5minutesformom.com/5808/ultimate-blog-party-2009/trackback/

Here are some of the prizes that I would like to win:
Intl #3 - $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com from mommy bytes
Intl #8 - One Karmin Salon Pro G3 Hair Styling Iron courtesy of My Hair Styling Tools
Intl #30 - $15 e-card to Amazon.com from Tree, Root, and Twig
Intl #61 - $30 gift credit to Amazon.com from Robynn’s Ravings
Intl #63 - “Silver Leaves” Earrings from Acorn Accessories
USC #15 - $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com from Want to Know What I Think?
USC #16 - $50 gift certificate to Kristen's Custom Creations from Kristen of Kristen’s Custom Creations
USC #17 - $50 Sterling Silver Earrings from Ice.com
USC #20 - 1 RockNRule Mom tee and 1 Grateful Mom tee and 1 Grateful Mom tank from Promom Couture
USC #47 - $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com from Just Say these Words

As you can probably tell, I really like Amazon.com! LOL! Those are my choices for my prizes but there are so many others to chose from that you really should check it out.

Win a Laptop Messenger Bag

Sandier Pastures is hosting a giveaway of a Laptop messenger bag from Casauri.
http://www.sandierpastures.com/giveaway/giveaway-casauri-where-style-technology-click.html

Win Chicken Soup for the Soul:Power Moms

Win "Chicken Soup for the Soul : Power Moms" from An Island Review.
http://islandlife808.com/islandreview/reviewes-giveaways/chicken-soup-for-the-soul-power-moms-giveaway/

Win a Beautiful Wristlet

Sandier Pastures is hosting a giveaway of a beautiful wristlet from the 144 Collection shop.
http://www.sandierpastures.com/giveaway/giveaway-144-collection.html

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Win a Long Sleeve Tee

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous is hosting a giveaway of a long sleeve t-shirt from Chewy Lou Designs in the design of your choice. Lots to chose from so take a look.
http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/03/chewy-lou-designs-cdn-entries.html

Win Rosebud Earrings

Shop By Hand is hosting a giveaway of lovely Rose bud earrings from Buster and Boo. http://shopbyhand.blogspot.com/2009/03/shop-byhand-rosebud-earrings-giveaway.html

Win The Boy in the Striped Pajamas DVD

DVD Reviews is hosting this giveaway of the DVD "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". I have been wanting to see this movie since I saw a trailer for it at the movie theater.
http://dvd.movieroomreviews.com/2009/03/boy-in-striped-pajamas-dvd-giveaway.html

Win a T-Shirt of Your Choice

You can win the T-shirt of your choice from Zehn Naturals...many different ones to chose from. This giveaway is hosted by The Mommy-Files.
http://www.themommy-files.com/2009/03/review-giveaway-zehn-naturals.html

Simply Stacie Giveaways

Simply Stacie is hosting this giveaway of a up to $15 valued item from Illuminating Designs by Connie ...there are such pretty items to chose from, that it could take a while.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/illuminating-designs-giveaway.html

Simply Stacie is hosting this giveaway of PJ's from KN Karen Neuburger and they have the most amazing items to chose from with so many sizes available. What you receive will be a surprise!
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/kn-karen-neuburger-mommy-pj-giveaway.html

Feisty Frugal Fabulous Giveaway

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous is hosting this giveaway of product and a book from Greenforlife.ca, which is a Canadian company.
http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/03/greenforlifeca-inc.html

At Home with Books Giveaways

Enter to win the "Run for Your Life" audiobook from At Home with Books, the next in the Michael Bennett series by James Patterson.
http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/run-for-your-life-audiobook-giveaway.html

Enter to win the "Max" audiobook from At Home with books, the next in the Max series by James Patterson also.
http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/max-james-patterson-audiobook-giveaway.html

Win the Book...Kitty and the Silver Bullet

Drey's Library is hosting a giveaway of the book "Kitty and the Silver Bullet"...sounds so good. I can't wait to read this...if I win and if I don't well, I guess I go get the book. LOL!
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/03/54-kitty-and-silver-bullet-by-carrie.html?showComment=1237481820001#c8864797400760331060

Enter to Win a Ring or Earrings

Enter to win a ring or earrings from Maria's Space, sponsored by Airy Fairy Jewelry . Everything is so pretty.
http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2009/03/etsy-find-airy-fairy-jewelry-giveaway.html

Win a Cool T-Shirt

Ultimate Giveaways is hosting a giveaway of a t0-shirt from www.iusedtobecool.com, which has shirts for women, men and kids, with really neat saying on them.
http://ultimategiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-used-to-be-cool-giveaway.html

Win a Goddess Top

Life Starring Ellie and Eve is hosting a giveaway of a lovely Goddess top from A Mother’s Boutique. They have lovely clothes in all sizes from maternity wear to plus sizes.
http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/?p=1284&cpage=3#comment-12472

Win a $25 Gift Card to Starbucks

Natural Mommie is hosting a giveaway of a $25 gift card to Starbucks to kick-off her "Naturally Step Into Spring" event that begins March 21st. There will be lots of prizes being given away so it's worth stopping by to check this site out.
http://naturalmommie.blogspot.com/2009/03/naturally-step-into-spring-giveaway.html

Win Happy Socks

Everything Up Close is hosting a giveaway of 4 pairs of socks from Happy Socks and they are oh so snazzy.
http://everythingupclose.blogspot.com/2009/03/happy-socks-review-giveaway.html#comment-form

Win a Gift Bundle

Enter to win a gift bundle from Women’s Bean Project, hosted by Everything "In the Kitchen" Up Close.
http://everythinginthekitchenupclose.blogspot.com/2009/03/womens-bean-project-review-giveaway.html#comment-form

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Win Natural Cleaning Products

The Alternative Consumer is hosting a giveaway of natural cleaning products from Eco Mist Solutions. Some of these products are made with corn, tree sap, grass and the like...and they will clean your home...the natural way, with no harsh chemicals.
http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2009/03/18/3-great-green-giveaways-from-eco-mist/#comment-222664

Win Diamond Earrings!

Scary Mommy is hosting a giveaway of Diamond Earrings! Yes, I said Diamond Earrings sooo if you want some bling, go here to check this out!
http://scarymommy.com/?p=410

Win a Clorox Canister

The Mommy-Files is hosting a giveaway of the new canisters from Clorox with their great cleaning wipes inside.
http://www.themommy-files.com/2009/03/review-giveaway-clorox-disinfecting.html

Win a Wristlet/Clutch

Simply Stacie is hosting this giveaway of a wristlet/clutch from Miss Gina Designs.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/miss-gina-designs-review-giveaway.html

Giveaway by Glimpse

There is a giveaway, being hosted by Glimpse, of a 12 oz reusable stainless steel sippy bottle from Better Baby Bums.
http://glimpse-reviews.blogspot.com/2009/03/better-baby-bums-giveaway.html

Win Charles Grodin's Memoir Book

Enter to win through drey's Library the memoir of Charles Grodin.
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-how-i-got-to-be-whoever-it-is.html?showComment=1237407240001#c1049737524223307682

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Win Products from Lush

Your Mama Reviews is hosting a giveaway of a Lush gift pack worth $25...they have such wonderful products, that make you feel luxurious.
YourMamaReviews.com

Win from Prissy Green

There is a giveaway of 2 items from Delight , hosted by Prissy Green, of a reusable coffee mug and a reusable bottle.
http://www.prissygreen.com/2009/03/delight-giveaway.html

Win a Rainproof Baby Blanket

Win a 'B' Blanket...it's rainproof...from Rain or Shine Kids. This contest is hosted by My Organized Chaos.
http://controllingchaosincanada.blogspot.com/2009/03/rain-or-shine-kids-review-giveaway.html

Win a Yogurt Gift Pack

Life Starring Ellie and Eve is hosting a giveaway of a Yogurt Gift Pack from Yoplait YoPlus+.
http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/?p=1150&cpage=1#comment-12011

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls Giveaway

Enter to win Medora snacks. They look so yummy and there are so many different flavours to chose from.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/medora-giveaway.html

Win Skin Care Items

Enter to win skin care items from Belli Skincare, hosted by Feisty Frugal and Fabulous.
http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/03/belli-skincare.html

Win a Book called Sixty-Five Roses

5 Minutes for Books is hosting a giveaway for a book entitled Sixty-five Roses: A Sister's Memoir, about a family living with a child with cystic fibrosis and the trials that come along with that, written from the sister's perspective. It sounds intriguing.
http://www.5minutesformom.com/5782/sixtyfive-roses-sisters-memoir/

Surprise Phone Call

My daughter called me tonight just to say hi! You always wonder if there is something wrong at first but she just wanted to chat. It's so nice to hear from her. She lives in residence not too far from home but she doesn't come home much, because being in second year, she has lots of school work. I don't like to call too much because I know that she has lots to do so I wait for her to call me or to come home to visit. This always makes me feel so good and so loved. We don't really chat about anything in particular, just about the furbabies and school, how she's doing and how me and her dad are, if he got his haircut yet...which he didn't and if her girlfriend went home to Cape Breton...which she did today but just to have her on the other end of the phone is so nice. I always tell my friends to enjoy their little ones while they are little because they grow up so fast and then you only chat once in awhile and wait for the...surprise phone calls.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Win Books for Women's History Month

Drey's Library is hosting a book giveaway for Women's History Month and it's a big one so check it out here:
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/03/shout-out-for-gals-womens-history-month.html?showComment=1237243440000#c7783563290626828103

Win a Babydoll Tunic

Life Starring Ellie and Eve is hosting a giveaway of a Babydoll Tunic from DeadWorry.
http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/?p=1339&cpage=1#comment-11725

Win a Stainless Steel Bottle

Hosting this giveaway of a stainless steel reusable bottle from Earthlust, is Katydid and Kid. They have such beautiful designs and the bottle will be your choice.
http://katydidandkid.blogspot.com/2009/03/earthlust-review-and-giveaway.html

Win Books

Enter to win Rusch Books on Drey's Library.
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/03/sheldon-rusch-interview-giveaway.html?showComment=1237237380000#c6207384667773481466

Win Softlips

Win Softlips moisturizer from Momma in Flip Flops 2.
http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2009/03/softlips-reviews-giveaway.html

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Win a Nail Polish Gift Package

Enter to win this giveaway of Piggy Paint nailpolish from Simply Stacie.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/piggy-paint-review-giveaway.html

Win Rice-a-Roni

Enter to win the new flavour of Rice-a-Roni from Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/rice-roni-giveaway.html

Win Cookies

The Mommy Files is hosting this giveaway of cookies from San Francisco Cookie Company.
http://www.themommy-files.com/2009/03/product-review-giveaway-san-francisco.html

Win a Cool Bag

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is hosting this giveaway of a cool bag that converts into a ball, that you can throw in your purse, from Flip & Tumble.
http://nateandjakeandme.blogspot.com/2009/03/flip-tumble-giveaway-and-review.html

Win a T-shirt

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is hosting this giveaway of a T-shirt from Mommystars...they are so nice and they look extremely comfy.
http://nateandjakeandme.blogspot.com/2009/03/mommystars-review-giveaway.html

Win a Purse

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous is hosting this giveaway of a fantastic purse from Madi Couture in your choice of black, grey or brown.
http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/03/madi-couture.html

Win a Daddy Blanket

Feisty Frugal and Fabulous is hosting a giveaway of a Daddy Blanket from DoGree Online.
http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.blogspot.com/2009/02/dogree-online-review-giveaway.html

100th Post Book Giveaway

Marta's Meanderings is hosting a huge book giveaway for her 100th post! Congratulations on this accomplishment.
http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 14, 2009

$25 e-gift card to be Won!

Simply Stacie is hosting this giveaway of $25 e-gift card to Layers Clothing and they have some amazing deals, plus some really beautiful outfits.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/layers-clothing-review-giveaway.html

I Won!

I had an email this morning from My Organized Chaos saying that I won the mini-sign from Signs & Salvage. They have Twilight inspired signs so I guess this is the one that I am getting and it is really cute. I was very excited to have heard that I won because these are some really cool signs, made from recycled materials. You can click on the link to check out the types of signs that they have...very unique. Thanks My Organized Chaos and Signs & Salvage for this awesome win.

Simply Stacie Giveaway

Win a Tiger Eye and Peridot 16 inch necklace from XO Jewelry Designs .
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/xo-jewelry-designs-giveaway.html

Win Boogie Wipes Basket

The Giveaway is hosting this giveaway from Boogie Wipes. They sound like an absolutely amazing product that cuts wiping noses time down.
http://www.the-giveaway.com/2009/03/boogie-wipes-basket-giveaway.html

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Five Lost Days Giveaway

This giveaway is hosted by carp(e) libris reviews and this book sounds fantastic. I would love to win it.
http://carpelibrisreviews.com/the-five-lost-days-by-william-petrick-book-giveaway/

Win a Wristlet

Win a Forest Garden Dorothy Wristlet from 144 Collection. This contest is hosted by Sandier Pastures.
http://www.sandierpastures.com/giveaway/giveaway-144-collection.html/comment-page-1#comment-99225

Diet Book Giveaway

This book giveaway is being hosted by So Many Precious Books, So Little Time.

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-engine-2-diet-by-rip-esselstyn.html

Win 2 Pairs of Pretty Socks

My Organized Chaos is hosting this giveaway from Ozone.
http://controllingchaosincanada.blogspot.com/2009/03/ozone-socks-review-giveaway.html

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls Giveaway

This is a giveaway of antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal cleaning products from PureGreen24, hosted by Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/puregreen24-giveaway.html

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Win 2 James Patterson Books

Simply Stacie is hosting a giveaway of 2 of the James Patterson books in the Michael Bennett series...what a giveaway...such a good series and an interesting storyline.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-review-giveaway-run-for-your-life.html

Enter to Win Coffee Beans

Carp(e) libris reviews is hosting a giveaway of coffee beans from the Higher Grounds Trading Company.
http://carpelibrisreviews.com/higher-grounds-fair-trade-coffee-giveaway/

Win EyeShadow

Simply Stacie is hosting this giveaway of three eyeshadows of your choice from Luire.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/luire-review-giveaway.html

Flip Notes to be Won

Enter to win a Flip Notes from Bright and Bold . This contest is hosted by Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls.
http://frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot.com/2009/03/bright-and-bold-giveaway.html

100th Blog Giveaway at Write for a Reader

Check out the awesome giveaway at Write for a Reader.
http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/03/100th-post-giveaway.html

Win a Grocery Tote

Win a flower tote bag from Glamorous Groceries, hosted by The Nifty Thrifty Homemaker.
http://niftythriftyhomemaker.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-tote-bag-from-glamorous.html

Engraved Locket to be Won

Win a Custom Birth Announcement Engraved Locket from Star Creations. This giveaway is hosted by Life Starring Ellie and Eve.
http://www.lifestarringellieandeve.com/?p=994

Sandier Pastures Giveaway

Enter to win, from Slim Perfect Inc., the outfit of your chosing. These outfits are adorable and are made to make you slim.
http://www.sandierpastures.com/reviews/my-new-beach-buddy-slim-perfect-review-and-giveaway.html/comment-page-2#comment-98741

Reusable E-cloths to be Won

Everything "In the Kitchen" Up Close is hosting a giveaway from E-cloth of a pack of an E-cloth Kitchen Pack.
http://everythinginthekitchenupclose.blogspot.com/2009/03/e-cloth-kitchen-pack-giveaway.html

Prissy Green Giveaway

Enter to win some natural products in the scent of your chosings from Nature's Paradise . This contest is hosted by Prissy Green.
http://www.prissygreen.com/2009/03/natures-paradise-review-and-giveaway.html

Win a Personalized Name Necklace

Enter to win a beautiful Personalized Oval Name Necklace from 3 Sweet Peas Jewelry, hosted by The Giveaway.
http://www.the-giveaway.com/2009/03/3-sweet-peas-jewelry-giveaway.html

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pewter and Leather Bracelet to be Won

The Funky Monkey is hosting this giveawayof a pewter and leather bracelet of your choice from Loved Unconditionally .
http://susannahbananaboutique.blogspot.com/2009/03/loved-unconditionally-giveaway.html

Win a Pillow

Simply Stacie is hosting this giveaway of a Cloud Pillow from Natura World.
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/natura-world-review-giveaway.html

Bracelet to be Won

Momma in Flip Flops2 is hosting a giveaway of a bracelet of your choice from Jewelry By Momma J.
http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2009/03/jewelry-by-momma-j-giveaway.html

Herbal Essences Hydralicious - Review

On Feb. 25, I received a heavy box by courier and I was intrigued. I couldn't imagine what it was. When I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised to find, 6 bottles of shampoo and conditioner from Herbal Essences...the new kind, Hydralicious, with the swirls. I opened every one to smell them all, of course! LOL!
They all looked so pretty and smelled so nice. I was to try each one and write a review. I was also to pass out coupons to all my friends so they could try this wonderful new product as well. I called everyone I knew and told them that I was one of 200 picked to try this out. Didn't I feel special? You bet!
Well, I only wash my hair twice a week because it's half way down my back so...it's quite a process to wash it, as you can imagine.
I tried the Herbal Essences Hydralicious Featherweight Shampoo and Conditioner - orange swirls in the shampoo - first as this is supposed to give your hair body. Not that I much need body as I have lots as it is but I wanted to try all the products to be fair. I thought that I would need a lot of shampoo considering the length of my hair but I was pleasantly surprised. I took what I thought I would need, a handful and it was too much. I had suds galore. It had a pleasant citrusy smell. Even with all the suds it was easy to rinse out.
With the conditioner, I took less after the shampoo incident and it was very silky feeling. It had the same scent as the shampoo. It too rinsed out easily. It didn't leave my hair feeling weighted down.
After my hair dried, I noticed that I had a lot of body but this isn't the product for me because with all the body I already have it was too much. For someone with fine hair and no body, this would be perfect.
I next tried the Herbal Essences Hydralicious Self-Targeting Shampoo and Conditioner - pink swirls in the shampoo. It smelled faintly of berries and almonds to me, as did the conditioner. I was able to use less, knowing that I would get the suds that I needed off a smaller amount. It really works well to provide suds and scent. Both rinsed out easily and once again didn't make my hair feel weighted down.When my hair was dry, it looked so curly, people were asking me what I had done to my hair. It was less flyaway and looked so much more healthy.
Lastly, I tried the Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Shampoo and Conditioner -purple swirls in the shampoo. The smell of these reminded me of fruit and coconut. No problems with the amount to use as this shampoo suds up like crazy and the conditioner is so silky, it just rubs right through your hair. Yet, you don't feel like anything is left on your hair once you are done rinsing, as sometimes happens. Just clean and soft feeling hair. Again, when my hair was dry, it was curly, less flyaway and more healthy looking.
I must say I was really impressed with these shampoos and conditioners because with only washing my hair twice a week, I am often left with dry feeling scalp and no scent left on my hair but with this product, this just didn't happen. No dry, itchy scalp at all and people were commenting on the scent, days after I had washed it, saying how nice it smelled. Where else can you get a product that you don't have to use a lot, with scent that lasts for a long time? It was a pleasure to try and review these products.

Butterfly Basket to be Won

She Became a Butterfly is hosting a giveaway of a basket of butterfly goodies from Shelly’s Treasures.
http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net/?p=1347