Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Entry For the Kia Sorento Ultimate Road Trip Sweepstakes

If I could take my family on a road trip anywhere it would be to the East Coast. It would have to be a very long trip because I would want to spend several days in every area. I'd like to start in New England. When I was a teenager my mother had a subscription to a magazine and there was a column written by Gladys Taber (I have no idea how I remember the name - it was 50 years ago). That column was so descriptive of the area in all seasons. I think she lived in either Maine or Vermont. I even thought her description of being snowed in for weeks during the winter was wonderful.
Then I would have to stop at all the historical cities, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and on through Virginia and into the Carolinas.
As long as we were in the general area I couldn't miss spending some time in Georgia where a noted art center bears my maiden name. I wonder if I would find any long lost relatives there.
A detour through the beautiful Smoky Mountains would get us headed back toward the midwest and home. I've had this dream for a long time. Perhaps some day I can convince my grandchildren to do all the driving and I'll get my dream road trip.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ending today is a great giveaway. Save money and be eco-friendly with the Fountain Jet Soda Starter Kit. Using regular tap water you can make your own sodas. Take a look at Because I Said So! Mom Knows Best!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Win $50 cash at Saving Money Plan
Don't wait - enter today.

Win a year's worth of laundry detergent

Enter to win Tide Coldwater detergent from Cutie Booty Cakes. Giveaway ends Friday, December 4 at 9 p.m. Good luck to everyone.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Take a look at Recessionista for great accessory ideas and an awesome giveaway. Win a great looking Coach bag. Enter before Thanksgiving day.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I just got back from a lovely trip with my adult son and daughter. Now I have to get busy checking out all the things I missed while I was away. The first is a great TJ Maxx giveaway.
TJ Maxx $25 Gift Card Giveaway over on Mommy’s Quiet Time. Check out the great deals and loads of photos! One person will win a $25 TJ Maxx gift card to use however they want. Whether on Fall fashions, holiday decorations, Christmas gifts or just to buy something nice. Head over to Mommys Quiet Time for your chance to win.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hurry to enter and win a $100 Visa card from Bonggamom Finds. Ends November 11.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Win a Fumi Purse Hook

I just entered the Fumi Purse Hook giveaway at Mom's Focus on Cyberworld. Contest ends November 7.

Monday, November 2, 2009

What a great giveaway today. Go to MomStart for a chance to win a $100 Visa card from Scott products.
Enter to win $100 in coupons. Mom Start Saving

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I just entered the Lysol giveaway at MommyGoggles

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Have you heard of the Hip-t? It's a great new way to hide the unsightly gap between your shirt and your jeans. Head over to Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports for a full description and a chance to win.
Head over to Ahappyhippy Mom to enter to win a $500 GC to Walmart. Everything you need to upgrade a room.Ahappyhippymom

Great giveaway is having a great Wi-Fire USB WiFi Adapter giveaway! Stop by before midnight Sept 19th EST to enter to win!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Take a look at a great giveaway for an HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web, the first web connected home printer. Head over to Mommy PR

Friday, August 7, 2009

Check out The Review Broads for the best Book Reviews and Giveaways

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Special one day only contest. Win Driscoll's berries today only.Pink Lemonade

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mommy Giveaway: Win a Three Months Supply of Dropps Laundry Detergent! | LI Kids

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Take a look at the great giveaway at The No So Blog. If you haven't looked at now is the time.
The Not So Blog

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Favorite summer images

I love summer. I don't like cold weather any more so I dream of the days when I was able to go to the beach. Now that I live in the midwest that isn't possible unless I vacation along the coast. One of my favorite photos was the wedding my my grandson and his lovely bride. They are such an awesome couple.
My grandson and great grandson spend a lot of time with me so shots of them together are some of my favorites.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

For a chance to win a Dyson vacuum head over to Mom in the City.
Contest ends today.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

I am probably one of the very few who don't have a pair of Crocs. In fact, I have never even tried on a pair. I've been told how comfy they are, how your feet just don't get tired and how much I would love them so my goal is to get my first pair of Crocs. When I read this story on the Crocs Blog I knew I just had to get a pair.
I am planning a nice vacation this fall with lots of walking involved. My new Crocs will be a valuable part of that trip. I visualize them walking through the streets of Orlando, in the water park at Universal Resorts and trekking through the streets of DisneyWorld. I want my Crocs to have adventure. So I am entering the contest at Coffee With the Mrs to win my very own pair.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Win a $25 Hy-Vee card and 2 Borden cheese coupons The Life of a Home Mom

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Today's great contests include Mommies With Cents
Today you can win Clear Remedy skin care.

Take a look at As Real as it Seems for a chance to win some healthy snacks from Crispy Green

Friday, July 10, 2009

Head over to Mamanista to enter to win a new Dyson.

Monday, July 6, 2009

caramelsweet6 is giving away a Pacifica Solid Perfume Set to 2 lucky readers, go here to learn how to enter: Hot Beauty Health

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Enter the giveaway today for a $100 grocery card and Wishbone products. Multiple chances.
Enter at Home Slice; Busy Mom; Waitress, Bring Me Another; Just a Mom's Take on Things; Petroville; Bonggamom Finds; Shalee's Diner; Notes From The Trenches,Ovolina; The Frugal Girl's Reviews

Good Luck to everyone.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Enter to win a pair of glasses from EyeBuyDirect Mommy Mandy
New giveaway. Enter for a $10 WalMart card. Shop and save money.
My Red Apron
Win a $1,000 American Express card from Hebrew National for the 4th of July party of your dreams.
5 Minutes for Mom

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Giveaway today at Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife. Get Aurora photo editing software to make those memorable photos even more exciting.
Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife

Friday, June 26, 2009

Enter to win - Quoting from Mahayla's Mommy
"Balance is a product of the US with the water source from the Alpine Springs in the Catskills Mountains in New York. Balance Water imports the flower essences concentrate from Australia. Balance Water keeps the business at home by bottling their product here in the US with all labor, caps, bottles, water and labels produced locally. They use completely biodegradable bottles, partially recycled bottles, vegetable dye inks for the labels, non-solvent based glue for the labels. Balance Water is environmentally responsible by minimizing their carbon footprint and by using natural products wherever possible".
Enter at Mahaylas Mommy

Monday, June 22, 2009

Pillsbury Bake Off:You Be The Judge Giveaway Pink Like The Color

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Enjoy the good life for less at Champagne Living!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Home Depot $100 GC Giveaway

Would you like $100 to start or maybe finish up a project? I need to get insulation for my basement and $100 would go a long way toward that project. I've been putting it off but I just can't wait any longer.
Home Construction Improvement is giving a $100 Home Depot gift card to one lucky person. I've got my name in the pot - why don't you enter too? Go to
Home Construction Improvement right now.

Think one contest is great - well how about another one just like the first. Another $100 would be awesome to get my basement insulation going full speed.
Today’s Green Construction is also giving a $100 Home Depot gift card to one lucky reader. Enter today at Todays Green Construction for your chance to win.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Enter to win a giggling Pillsbury doll and a magazine of past Bake-off recipes.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Enjoy the good life at Champagne Living!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Giveaway today on Win a self cleaning litter box.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

$100 Giveaway at Choyster Cash. Enter at

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Is a Muffin Top Your Problem

Mom Most Traveled may have your solution. Hip-T giveaway
See the solution here

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hey everyone! I was just wanting to let you know about The Giveaway's 1st Birthday Bash that will run June 5th-12th. Haven't heard about 'The Giveaway'? It's this great blog that has several easy-to-enter giveaways starting every week!

And the Birthday Bash will be the biggest week ever! There are over $2100 in prizes to be given out! Starting with a Giveaway Carnival on Friday, June 5th, a Photo Contest on Saturday, Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, regular giveaways Mon-Thurs, a LIVE Grand Prize Giveaway on Friday, June 12th, and Daily Door Prizes. This is going to be HUGE!

For more info on the Birthday Bash, here's the link:

Remember, it starts this Friday, June 5th with The Giveaway's 1st Annual Birthday Carnival! So if you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog, you can enter it in the Carnival and be entered to win a great Prize Package, as well as Friday's Door Prize!

And if you blog about this too (before Friday, June 5th) (just copy and paste this post), then you will be entered to win the special Early Bird Prize! Just come back here: and leave a comment with your blog post url!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Simple Green giveaway Go to and enter today.
MomMostTraveled is having a Wonder Ball giveaway

Thursday, May 28, 2009

anyluckyday Contest of the Day: WarmMe Warm Mouse - AnyLuckyDay

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Busy Mom, a popular mom blog, is giving away a Green gift basket from SCOTT that includes: SCOTT NaturalsTM product coupons, a reusable water bottle, green light bulbs, and cleaning products from Clorox Green Works. Head on over to Busy Mom. The giveaway ends May 20th!

Monday, May 18, 2009

FLOR 5x7 giveaway
BETTER LIFE Great Green Giveaway at

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I've recently been very frustrated with Google reader. I subscribe to many blogs and enter a lot of the contests. Every day I go to the reader and check for my name. So far it is been great - that is until it failed to show a nice little win from The Mom Buzz. I found it a day late when I cleaned out my old emails one by one. Erin doesn't send reminders and I don't blame her. There are far too many giveaways to keep sending emails when you don't get a response.
My frustration is with the reader. Why didn't it pick up my name when it was posted? Even now when I go back and check again it still isn't picking it up. My guess is that when the winners are listed on the original post reader isn't programmed to re-read the post.
Well, I guess I just can't take any shortcuts. I'll just have to read each and every email whether it looks like a throwaway or not.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Look for a great new contest at Happily Forever After. Win a $50 Amazon card or other great prize. Go to to enter.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I've been valiantly trying to copy a button but it just isn't working. Maybe some day I will learn enough about HTML so I can figure out what is wrong.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mommy Daddy Blog is giving away a madras print tote and Almond Pie Rich Soufflé Lotion! Visit to enter this sweet giveaway!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Restock your pantry with DOLE and Busy Mom! Busy Mom, a mom blog, is dedicated to help moms through tips and tricks, recipes, cool products, boutique and blog listings, and great giveaways. They are giving away $25 worth of DOLE canned foods. Enter now, the giveaway ends May 8th!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Good Deal Gal: April Coupon Master Gift Card Giveaway

The Good Deal Gal: April Coupon Master Gift Card Giveaway

Monday, April 27, 2009

Today's Giveaways

Tools to teach children savings review and giveaway. What is more important than teaching your children how to save for the future. Perhaps if we learn to teach them the right way they won't make the same mistakes we have made and they won't be looking at a future burdened with debt. Go to for more information.

YOPLAIT GET ACTIVE PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY - coupon for any of the Yoplait for Kids yogurt products (Go-Gurt, Trix, Yoplait Kids) along with a Yoplait Get Active Prize Pack.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hamburger Pie - One of my favorite easy recipes

* 4 potatoes
* 1 pound lean ground beef
* 1 onion, chopped
* 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
* 1 (15 ounce) can green beans, drained
* 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel and quarter potatoes, and introduce into boiling water; cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash. Set aside.
3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and onion until beef is brown. Drain. Stir in tomato soup and green beans. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Mound mashed potatoes in a ring around the meat mixture (do not cover meat). Sprinkle potatoes with shredded cheese.
4. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, until potatoes are golden.

Friday, April 24, 2009

I purchased this printer off ebay knowing that it was refurbished. It is an all-in-one but not like the great piece it replaced. Unfortunately I had totally worn the other one to the ground. It would barely turn on.
I guess when you can't afford to pay a lot you can't expect the best, but I have been sooo disappointed. It is slow, it uses ink like there is no tomorrow and when I scan to fax the copy is barely legible on the other end. Half the time I have to either email a copy of the fax or worse yet, send a copy by USPS. Well it has been said you get what you pay for.
I desperately need a new printer that will do the things I need it to do without having to double my efforts with email and postal mail.
I am entering the contest to win and if you need a new excellent printer you should enter too. Head over to to win a great new printer from Epson.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Win a Tupperware Tumbler Set at Eighty MPH Mom!
Black and Decker yard equipment giveaway

"What's For Dinner" gift basket giveaway from Romano's Macaroni Grill. Includes coupons, sample, and cooking utensils.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Win a Kodak ESP 7 All-In-One Printer at Have your tips ready and enter today.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A similar giveaway to the one below. Home Improvement Advice is having a great Home Depot card giveaway. Go to The Home Depot Rental Center at and find a tool to rent. (I need to rent a pressure washer for the deck) Take the info to and enter the contest. GLTA

Great giveaway today at Today's Green Construction. Go to The Home Depot Rental Center at and find a tool to rent. (I need to rent a pressure washer for the deck) Take the info to and enter the contest. GLTA

Natures Paradise organics giveaway. I really want to try these. They say they won't manufacture anything that doesn't meet USDA guidelines. Go to

Rubbermaid storage container giveaway. Take a look at

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FINISH Quantum and Jet-Dry giveaway

Black and Decker cordless lawnmower giveaway

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Enter the $100 Giveaway at is a family travel blog with great giveaways and product reviews!

Monday, April 6, 2009

There's a great contest going on right now for awesome glasses. Go to and take a look.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Enter today for Keds giveaway

Friday, March 27, 2009

Welcome to my little post about the Ultimate Blog Party. As usual I'm late for the party and am scrambling to get a list together of what I would like to win. I'm way too late to do anything else.
There are so many great bloggers and so many wonderful prizes it's hard to pick favorites but I have to try to prioritize.
My top picks would be
19 - $50 gift certificate to Target Store - Provided by: Shoot-Me-Now
21 - $50 gift certificate to Target Stores - Provided by: Agoosa
22 - $50 gift certificate to Target Stores - Provided by: Beginner Baby Blog

If those are not available my next choices in order would be USC 56, USC 47, USC 15, US 22, 58, 89, 91, 123, INTL 3, INTL 30, INTL 61, USC 45, US 15, US 20, USC 32, US 43, US 69, US 83, US 88, USC 74

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Take a look at the button on my sidebar for a chance to win a Creative Vedo Pocket Video Cam. You can click the button or go to
Hurry, it ends soon.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I don't know about everyone else, but I absolutely love handcrafted soaps. I would try it myself but I know I wouldn't come anywhere near the quality I could get from Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen. Just take a look at her awesome soaps and enter her contest for a chance to win 8, yes 8 wonderful soaps. Go to

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Last day to enter for new eyeglasses - 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires – a pair of glasses from EyeBuyDirect – Enter here – ENDS MAR 5

Monday, March 2, 2009

Target card giveaway

If you haven't visited Three Times a Bridesmaid already this is a good reason to take a look now. Hop on over and enter for a $25 Target card. Who can beat that?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Take a quick look for a chance to win one eenamaria handbag.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Prize: Scanalog CD-ROM and a Scanalog mousepad (ARV $39.95).

February 23, 2009, 11:59pm HST.

Where to enter: Sage and Savvy

Another great contest at Mommy Goggles

Take a look at Mommy Goggles for a great chance to win a Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB New Bright Blue (2nd Generation)
With a new Healthrider bike in the house she just had to celebrate and we have the chance to win. Go to if you would like to enter.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I just entered to win free stuff in daily contests. You can win by following @anyluckyday and RT Hurry, you only have until midnight tonight to win an awesome keyboard.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Trek on over to Ohana Mama: For a 48-Hour contest to win a Slow Cooker Mate! It ends today 2/19 so you don't have much time.
"Yogurt is a healthy snack which is easy to grab and eat in a hurry. The new blueberry Acai flavor is really good." This is how Mommies with Cents starts their description of their newest contest. Enter to win a free four pack of Yo-Plus, a cooler tote, a BPA free water bottle and a journal to write down your nutritional goals.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Yummy soaps at Simply Stacie

If you are like me you love great smelling soaps. And when they are pretty too that just makes it so much nicer. Rebecca's Soap Deli offers wonderful soaps and you can win some just by entering the contest at Simply Stacie.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Go to The Pink Chandelier here: for a great E-cloth giveaway also sponsored by MomFuse.
Hurry to dkMommy Spot for a chance to win an Excalibur Food Dehydrator.
Glade has a new air freshener with new style. Take a look at for a chance to win. Go visit the Glade site and look around then go to to enter.
I just found a great contest here to win an iPod...Take a quick look and maybe you can win (I really want to win it myself but I'm trying to be generous).

Thursday, February 12, 2009 ( wants to spread the buzz about their site, and get honest feedback from their users. This is very good news for you, as they're offering up $50USD for your help! That's right, 2 winners will each receive $25USD (via paypal)!! How can you win? It's easy:

Win It: Visit and spend some time taking a look around. Then head to The Soothie Ranch - Buzzillions Giveaway to enter.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mommy Daddy Blog is giving away something you’d love to touch; a shiny spankin’ new 2nd Gen 8GB iPod Touch MP3 player and a $10 iTunes gift card! Click here to enter this sweet giveaway!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

starbucks $10 gc - 2/1
The cubicle's backporch is participating in this quarter's bloggy carnival. Hurry over and enter for yummy Starbucks.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Bloggy carnival is going strong. I just found another awesome giveaway at Choyster Cash. It's a great blog filled with great hints and good deals.

A Family Completed...: Bloggy Carnival.... $50 Victoria Secret Gift Card From A Family Completed

A Family Completed...: Bloggy Carnival.... $50 Victoria Secret Gift Card From A Family Completed: "Link"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Don't miss the great giveaway at Blogger Instinct. Imagine free Chicbuds. Hurry over to

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Are you a reader?

The newest James Patterson novel is up for grabs at

If you haven't had a chance to see a review or enter a contest to win it I would recommend taking at look at Drey's Library. She has a nice long list of book reviews.


Sage and Savvy is offering a great giveaway for tsp spices. If you ever have to throw away spices because they lose their zing from sitting on the shelf too long you will want to take a look at this.