Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Show Me Your Pumpkin!

 
 
We chose and carved our pumpkin on Sunday...
 


 
 
This year, I chose the template from a book...
 
I didn't let the boys see it til it was done...

I dotted the design and let hubby cut out the face.
Love our pumpkin and we make such a good team !!

Happy Birthday To Me Amazon GC Winner

I have drawn the winner to the Happy Birthday to me Giveaway.


 
Mary Beth Elderton
 
 
Please fill out the form on the Winner's page...
You have 48 hours!
 
And.. GO !
 
 

Friday, October 26, 2012

I'm using the Life Supplemented - WannaBeWell App!

I have been using the WannaBeWell App on my Itouch.


 
This app has kept me on track.
  
I love the coach.. Everyday I get a new tip or trick.
Some I'm familiar with and some I am not.
It's refreshing to learn more.
 
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

$100 Walmart Gift Card giveaway US & Canada

Do you love giveaways and sweepstakes? If so this is the giveaway for you!!
One lucky winner will receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card!
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Hoppin' Halloween Giveaway Hop Win #Amazon and more $63.95 value US & Canada

Welcome to the Hoppin’ Halloween Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC!
 
 
We’re celebrating Halloween with an amazing event that’ll feature ALL sorts of prizes, which means there is going to be plenty of prizes you’ll want to get your hands on!
 
We have over 90 blogs participating, so the Hoppin’ Halloween is surely going to be a BLAST!
 
This event will run from October 25-31st so you will definitely have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways.
 
Good luck and Happy Halloween!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me !!! Enter to #win !

 
 
 
Well, It's that time of year again !!!
I'm going to hold on to this one, my last year in my 30's!!
 
 
I am going to offer up a self-sponsored Amazon Code to one winner
 
 
 
Enter via Rafflecopter and maybe you'll be the one receiving a gift!
 
Entry time: October 21, 2012 through October 27, 2012 (11:59 pm EST)

An unexpected piece from my oldest

This morning, I was read a beautiful piece written by my eldest son.
 
The artwork is something he learned about in his music class on Friday as well as the story he wrote.
 
He always surprises me with his creativity.
 
 








Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Let's make sure our young girls' know they are amazing ! Dove's Third Annual Dove(R) Self-Estee​m Weekend

 
 
 
 
Girls these days have a lot to deal with. Peer pressure and anxieties can hurt self esteem and self confidence. This can keep young girls from following their dreams.
 
If you were to ask your daughter, niece, or granddaughter the answer to these questions, what would she say?
 
• "Beauty is _______"



• "I feel beautiful because _____"
• "I feel confident when _______"

 
Let's make sure our young girls have the tools they need to have great self confidence

Check out Dove's Facebook Page to learn more about this fantastic social mission
 
 

Oh, it's going to be a Techy Christmas at someone's house !

I love Techy Gifts !! This is going to be a great event !!!



Do you believe that your deceased loved ones are still in your life?

Do you ever have one of those moments, where you just know that a loved one, who has passed, is with you? We had that at dinner Tuesday night.
 
My eldest son was asking my brother how his day was, and before my brother could answer, a song came on that stopped us in our tracks. We knew, that my mom was there...And when no one else at the table knew and Paul and I couldn't speak, my husband knew...
 
There are 2 songs that make me think of my Mom. The Rose and Wind Beneath My Wings, both by Bette Midler. Both movies she loved. She loved Bette Midler, and I do as well. I've seen Bette in concert once. My husband won tickets and knew that he HAD to take me.
 
She made her presence known. She sat with us at our last dinner before his deployment...
It was awesome !!!
 
I do not hear these songs all the time. They play when I need them. 2 months ago, my husband was at breakfast with his parents before golf, and I received a text...
"Your Mom says Hello"
Wind Beneath my Wings was playing.
 
I can tell you that I truly believe that our loved ones share moments with us, whether you recognize them or not.
 
I hope that you have an opportunity to have one of these moments... They are magical!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Shutterfly and Frankenweenie - Anthony is set for Trick or Treating !

I love Shutterfly.. Do I sound like a broken record?
 
We received a "Sparky" Frankenweenie Trick or Treat bag in the mail today..
Looks like Anthony has claimed it for his own !
Click to play this Smilebox collage

Create your own collage - Powered by Smilebox
Make your own free picture collage
 
 
Make your own Trick or Treat Bags and also make sure you head over to theStorytelling tab for great tips, tools, and ideas.
 
 
 
Thank you to Shutterfly for thinking of us [bloggers] and helping us with our Holiday Storytelling !!
 
 
 
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Holiday labels from Vistaprint - Just pay shipping!

With the holiday season getting closer, now is the perfect time to stock up on holiday labels! Choose from thousands of designs, or create your own! Showcase your own, or even your childrens, creativity and upload your own designs of the prize-winning drawing hanging on your refrigerator, so everyone can admire your little artists creation.
 
Personalize your own mailing labels for all the holiday cards you send out to family and friends. Label the care packages of your famous homemade chocolate chip cookies and brownies you send to your children in college to get them excited to come home for the holidays.
 
You can even add a special photo of the newest members of your family when you mail your New Years letter detailing all of the wonderful changes to you family in 2012. And for all those gifts, you can add "to" and "from" fields to create your own special gift tags for your equally special presents.
 
 
 
You just pay the shipping. Shipping starts at $3.69. Click Here

Getting ready for another Deployment

For those who aren't aware, my only blood related sibling (my little brother) has been in the Louisiana National Guard Reserves for the past 16 years.

Plan ahead for Holiday gifts with InkGarden #Affil

With the Holiday's coming, it's a good time to start thinking about gifts.
 
I love personalized gifts for family near and far.
 
InkGarden has a wonderful selection of products and this deal makes the purchase sweeter !

 
 
Check out InkGarden today
 
 
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Looking forward to this event !!!

have come together to bring you this awesome event!
 
Prize: Step2 Deluxe Art Master Desk
 
Event Dates: Nov 10th - Dec 1st.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Our favorite Halloween Commercial

Hubby and I were talking about the lack of "funny" Halloween commercials this year.

 
We reminisced to our favorite Snickers commercial from last year...
 
I found it on YouTube and had to link it...
 
We will now walk around for the rest of the season [possibly longer than that] and repeat this commercial word for word.
 
If I know he's having a bad day at work, I'll text it to him... He'll laugh

Credit: YouTube
 
 
Do you have a favorite Halloween Commercial ?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Looking for a fresh Evergreen Wreath this year?

Have you heard of Mickman Brother's Wreaths?
 
I learned about them a few years ago when our Pre-School sold them as a fundraiser.
They are beautiful, fragrant, and last the whole season (and then sometimes longer)
 
Last year was our 1st year selling the wreaths and we had a goal.. We needed to replace our old wooden 3 lane Pinewood Derby Track...
 
We were able to make enough profit (and a very large donation from a local person) to purchase a 6 lane steel track for our boys!
[No cars fell off the track at the derby this year]
 
This year, the Cub Scout Pack boys are selling wreaths again.
This time, I decided to open up the opportunity to everyone.
I have created a page for our wreaths.
 
These purchases are available for anyone in the United States.
If you would like to purchase one to send as a gift to another person,
you can do that as well
 
 
Please scroll to the bottom of the page,
where the "Holiday Gift" options are and you can use paypal.
 
 
Here is a quick glimpse of what Mickman Bros offers.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 12, 2012

I need Prize Input - Please tell me what YOU want to #win!

I will soon be participating in a fantastic Giveaway Hop
 
MamaNYC’s Hoppin’ Halloween Giveaway Hop
 
 
I have a couple of ideas what I will be offering, but I wanted to know what YOU, as a reader and entrant, would like to see in this giveaway...
 
Check as many boxes below as you feel appropriate and I even added an "Other" box in case you wanted to add your own option.
 
If you'd like, please feel free to leave a comment in the comments section.. Maybe let me know if this is something you'd like for me to ask more often !
I appreciate your input
 
Thank you in advance !
 
 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (The view from the top of the hill)


Create your Holiday Photo cards with Shutterfly #spon

It's just about time to start thinking about the holidays..
You know the drill.. You think you have enough time to get everything done and then POOF!
It's the middle of December and you haven't created your Photo Christmas Cards.
 
Never fear, Shutterfly is here !!
 
Shutterfly's selection of cards is vast and easy to customize. You can choose from classic, contemporary and even religious based cards.
 
This year I want to incorporate individual pictures of the boys and
then a family picture of us all..
I like this one..

 
 
This was our card last year
 
 

 
Of Course, Shutterfly offers deals so make sure you check out their "Special Offers" page.
 
I am looking forward to working on pictures of my kids and
making this year's card just as special!





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Want to Win Fandango gift cards? Hark.com has a great giveaway this month!

What is Fandango? In their own words "the ultimate movie ticketing destination, is your source for movie tickets and movie times."
 
Redeem your Fandango Bucks on their website to purchase movie tickets.
 
Want to win a $25.00 Fandango Gift Card?
 
Hark.com is currently running a giveaway through October 20, 2012, where they are giving away 2 (Two) $25.00 Fandango Gift Cards..
 
→  Enter to Win Here  ←
 
What is Hark.com?
 
"Hark is a rich media platform that enables communities to upload, find and share their favorite quotes, images or sound bites though any device."
 
 
 
Hark.com runs giveaways each month for different prizes with different requirements..
Bookmark their site and check back often!
 
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Moms can make shopping easier with mygofer.com

Babies take a lot of work, a lot of time, and well, a lot of money.. But after having 3 of my own, I wouldn't trade a single day with any of them!

I love shopping with mygofer.com ! I can order right through their website and head into the store or pick up items curbside.

With a new baby or even smaller children, curbside service is absolutely amazing! From diapers, to formula, groceries and household items, you can get it all with a click of your mouse and a short drive to your local participating store.

Check out this newborn survival guide ↓ It's packed with wonderful information !



Mom to Be



mygofer.com is an online shopping service created for those who just don’t have enough time in their day to get everything done or for those who wish to spend their time doing things they love to do instead of completing the errands they need to get done. mygofer makes it easy to shop for all of your groceries and everyday items, get your order where and when you need it, and get rewarded for shopping!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bloggers: Welcoming Winter Giveaway Hop #BloggerPR

 
I love BloggerPR Events and here is another great one !
I've just signed up to participate and you should check it out !!!
 
 

Welcoming Winter Giveaway Hop

BloggerPR is hosting the Welcoming Winter Giveaway Hop, which is a FREE event for bloggers with NO requirements. This event is going to run from November 6-14th and sign up’s will close on November 1st.  BloggerPR events are simple to join and always well organized to make sure everyone has a chance to increase their readership and promote their giveaways in the best way(s) possible!
Please join the BloggerPR Facebook support group. This group is a great place if you need help preparing your giveaway, general blogger support, or just want to make new friends!
BloggerPR events will never require pre-event promotional posts, Facebook or Twitter shares, or sidebar buttons.  This event is FREE for bloggers!

EVENT NAME:  Welcoming Winter Giveaway Hop
HOSTED BY:  BloggerPR
DATES:  November 6th (12:01am EST) – November 14th (11:59pm EST)
DEADLINE:  November 1, 2012 @ 11:59pm (EST)
FEE:  FREE!
- NO pre-event requirements (sidebar buttons, pre-event posts, etc.!)
HOW: Head on over to the official BloggerPR website and sign up today! 
 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Get up to 60% off plus another $2.00 - Snapily

 
You can also use the [unlimited use] code HOT2OFF and receive another $2 off your total price
 
Again this code has UNLIMITED use through the end of the month.
 
Add some fun to your reading, to your child's libary.. and they also make great stocking stuffers !
 
 
 
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Great Coupons.com printables

Check out these coupons and many more!







 

Turn your little one's Artwork into Notecards #affil



Put your little artist in the limelight and save 50% at Vistaprint.
Your child will be so excited when they see their artwork professionally printed on note cards! Take your favorite masterpieces from the fridge and put them in the hands of friends and family.

Upload and order in minutes: - Have your child create a piece of artwork - Let your child add their signature for authenticity - Take a photo of the artwork or scan it to your computer - Upload it onto a Vistaprint note card and order If you have a small picture or photo you'd like to feature, there is also a variety of templates you can choose from that are designed for your images.

Too much artwork to display? Create a photo book, too!


 
 
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Silkies Sign Up


 Sign up to become a Silkies Insider and get 50% off
summer capris and free shipping on your order.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Lone Ranger, July 2013 [Johnny Depp] Movie Stills !

I was never a fan of the TV show "The Lone Ranger", but Johnny Depp wasn't in it either ;)
I love movies where people are brought together, who would not normally be friends, to bring just cause.










Movie Information:
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
“The Lone Ranger” also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

Monday, October 1, 2012

DentalPlans.com Giveaway ends on 10/15


Welcome to the DentalPlans.com giveaway hosted byLife With Two Boys and Mom to Bed by 8!
Did you know that your child’s dental costs make up nearly 20% of his or her total health care expenses? Well, get ready to discover a great dental insurance alternative to help you save 10-60% on most dental care procedures... DentalPlans.com!

If you’re not familiar with DentalPlans.com, think of them as a discount club for dental care at more than 100,000 participating dentists across the country. To help people without dental insurance take a bite out of rising dental costs, individuals and families can visit DentalPlans.com to compare 30+ Discount Dental Plans by ZIP code.


DentalPlans.com Quick Facts:

  • More than 30 plans to search for, compare and view sample savings.
  • Savings at more than 100,000 dentists across the country.
  • Savings of 10% to 60% on most dental care procedures.
  • Savings on orthodontia, cosmetic and pediatric dentistry with select plans.
  • No annual limits, health restrictions, paperwork hassles or waiting periods.
  • Most plans activate within three business days.
  • Plans start at $79.95 per year for individuals and $129.95 per year for families.
One lucky reader is going to win a one-year individual or family discount dental plan (individual plans start at $79.95 and family plans start at $129.95) of the winner’s choice.


Ends on October 15, 2012 at 11:59pm EST, open to US residents
(excluding South Dakota and California), ages 18+.

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck to All!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. EDROML is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.