Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sadness in our Family...

Last Monday, October 15th 2012, our dog Ozzy passed onto the next world.  He was the best dog anyone in our family has known, and he was my "baby"...he was the first living thing I took care of from a baby on my own.  This is bittersweet, since he had developed a knee ligament problem last year which I'm sure made him uncomfortable, so at least he is out of pain.  Luckily, Logan is too young to understand death or grieving.  Our other dog, Kaytie seems a bit lonely, she sticks close to me.  However, she seems to be doing much better than I had anticipated.

Rest in peace, Ozzy Bear.  We love you so much.

I took my son out to do a great Halloween activity today, so I thought I'd show off some pictures!  He had the best time.  We went to Orr's Family Farm in Oklahoma City.  It was pricy, but it was worth it because he had a great time.  We got to ride a carousel and a train, they give out free pumpkins to the kids, and there was all kinds of food.  On to the pictures!    ............

Friday, October 5, 2012

Surgery's over!

I'm finally back!!  I had my spinal fusion done last month, and I'm finally starting to feel a little better.  The surgery was rougher than I thought, but everything is going well now.

 More good news, I've been chosen to be the Community Leader for the Sept. 2010 Birthday Club on, I'm so excited!  Since the group on Facebook has abandoned me and won't tell me why, I'm excited to be able to talk to some other moms (hopefully no one stuck up like in the facebook group) about this magical time in our babies' lives!

This will be a short post since that's all I have for now, but I'll be back soon and with some cute pictures!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Giveaway ~ Gluten Free For Jen

Over at Gluten Free For Jen she's got an awesome giveaway even going on!  Some of the prizes include: 
Park Lane w/ Alisa- A $63 necklace
Corset Chic- a $30 corset of winners choice
Lilla Rose- a hair clip valued at $16
Cloud 9- Sugar Scrub valued at $24

UPDATE: 2 new prizes added: A lavender gift basket (bath & body type products) worth $28 and a second necklace valued at $54- so far over $200 worth of prizes! 

You *must* check it out!!  Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!   =)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Back again!

Hello all,

I'm so sorry I have been gone so long, I've been having all kinds of health problems lately but I am (hopefully) on the road to recovery.  I'm ready to get back into sweepstakes and blogging and scrapbooking!  More to come soon, thank you all for being patient!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Giveaway ~ Life is the Bubbles

I have just found the coolest giveaway!  I almost don't want to tell anyone else about so it so that my chances of winning are better hehe!!  Anyhow, Art & Tree Chatter of Aquariann is one of the coolest blogs/stores that I've found in awhile, I love it.  The reason for my post however, is the giveaway, of course.  Follow the link below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

$25 Jewelry Gift Card Giveaway

Giveaway ~ Backyard Ocean Pool

This is a great giveaway for a Backyard Ocean brand pool.  It's round, 12 x 36".  Go enter now!

Backyard Ocean Pool Giveaway

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New blog - LiBouitique

Recently I have come across a great blog that like to share with you all called LiBoutique.  They have all sorts of designer make up with great deals.  Check out the link!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Giveaway ~ $350 Make-up & Skin Care Products

There's a wonderful giveaway over at Beautiful Giveaways for $350 in make-up and skin car products!  Here's the link:

Beautiful Giveaways - Makeup & Skin Care giveaway

Giveaway ~ 3 coupons for Honey Bunches of Oats

Ok, this might sound crazy to some of you, but I'm addicted to Honey Bunches of Oats!  And it turns out they're not really that bad for you.  Anyhow, this giveaway is awsome and I hope I win because I usually buy the "Giant Size" box each week (the biggest of the 3 sizes)!  Here's the link if you're a cereal lover like me:

Win coupons for Honey Bunches of Oats!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blogger Opportunity

Calling all bloggers:
You can be a reviewer for Diamond Candles!  Hurry though, they are only taking the first 100 bloggers to sign up.  Here's the link below!

Blogger Reviews - Diamond Candles

Monday, July 2, 2012

Giveaway ~ $200 Amazon Gift Card

There's just over a week to enter this giveaway for a $200 Amazon gift card!! The link is below, but I'm curious on what you would spend it on if you win. Please leave a comment if you'd like! Thanks!


Win a $200 Amazon gift card!!

Giveaway ~ Louis Vuitton Monogramed Tote

Welcome to Week #2 of

Win This Bag sponsored by HipSwap hosted by Sidetracked Mom’s Blog

“Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways. There will be one designer handbag given away every week! Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi. Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly “Win This Bag” giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale! So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!

Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet! That’s right –

Thanks to HipSwap, you have the opportunity to win the exact bag that may have been on the arm of a famous celebrity!


About our Sponsor:

HipSwap is a mobile and web marketplace that connects buyers and sellers locally and nationally. It enables people to discover what’s inside the most fabulous closets, homes, and shops in neighborhoods and cities across America. HipSwap currently offers delivery service in Los Angeles and New York with its iconic pink delivery van.

Now, on to this week’s Giveaway!

HipSwap __Win This Bag__Week 2 Flyer

This week, you have the chance to win a Louis Vuitton Monogram Tote supplied by Celebrity Consignment Shop, Encore Closet!

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket This is a 100% guaranteed authentic Louis Vuitton monogram canvas “tote” style shoulder bag. The traditional monogram canvas has been Louis Vuitton’s symbol since its introduction in 1896 and widely recognized as an elite status symbol around the world. This handbag has style and functionality which makes it a perfect everyday bag, whether you are taking it to the office or doing your errands. This is a classic bag that is sure to be chic and stylish for years to come.  

And, be sure to check out HipSwap’s post on How To Spot A Fake Louis Vuitton bag!


How to Enter:

1. Create a HipSwap account. You will be asked to enter your name, email and zip code. If you do not live in the United States, please enter your City and Country in the Zip Code field.

2. Once registered, you can earn additional entries by:

a. Pinning your favorite HipSwap bag on Pinterest

b. “Liking” HipSwap on Facebook

c. Following @HipSwap on Twitter

d. Tweet with the hashtag #winthisbag for daily bonus entries

e. Following the blogs who are bringing you this awesome giveaway

To be credited, all entries must be completed using the Giveaway Tools widget below. You can complete as many or as few entries as you’d like but remember, the more you do, the better your odds of winning! Plus, once you are following all of your hosts, entering each subsequent weekly Win This Bag Giveaway will be even faster & easier!

Good luck!

The Giveaway Tools Widget will load below this line. For those of you not familiar with Giveaway Tools, it is VERY similar to Rafflecopter but has been said to be a faster & easier way to enter giveaways. Let me know what you think! As always, thank you for visiting my blog and entering our giveaways! Good luck to you! ♥

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  This giveaway is open to entrants worldwide 18 years of age or older, except where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and is Facebook-compliant. To qualify to win, you must complete, at minimum, the mandatory entry on the Giveaway Tools form. All entries will be forwarded to our sponsor for the purpose of randomly selecting a winner. Winners will be notified by email from a HipSwap representative. Winners will have 72 hours to respond or risk forfeiting their prize. Prize may re-awarded solely by the Sponsor’s discretion. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsiblity of the sponsor. This blog may not be held liable for Sponsors who do not fulfill prize shipments. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We reserve the right to publicly publish winners’ names and/or likeness. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

FREE stuff with SuperPoints!

I still have a link for 50 FREE SuperPoints to whomever would like to join...just leave a comment and I will e-mail you the link!  You have to check out the SuperPoints website to really understand it's coolness...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Liason - Been gone!

Hello all,

I wanted to let my (so far few, hopefully not for long!) readers know that I have been very sick with a stomach virus this week, and between that, my back and my son, all of my time has been taken!  Anyhow, just a quick note to everyone to let you know that I'm hanging in there.

I have some major back surgery coming up in a few weeks, so I may be incommunicado for part of this month.  

Hope you all are doing well - if anyone out there has any scrapbooking or gardening pictures that you'd like to share, please please a comment.  Take care =)


Friday, June 22, 2012

Giveaway ~ Diamond Candle 6.22.12

I am addicted to entering this giveaways for the "Diamond Candles"!  You've gotta check this out - but do it fast, it ends today (6/22)!  Here's the link:

Diamond Candle Flash Giveaway - 6/22

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Blogger Op ~ Designer Handbangs

I am way into Blogger Ops of all kinds right now, since I'm just now trying to build up my blog.  This one is great, it's free and it lasts for 8 weeks!  The giveaway will be a fun one - designer handbags!  Here's the link:

Sign up for free blogger op

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blogger Opp ~ Free link for your site on IHeartGiveaways

Opportunity for bloggers:  You can get a free link to your facebook blog page, and you can also get extra links (twitter, e-mail, pinterest, etc.) for just $3 each!  The giveaway will be for a $200 Amazon gift card, and the contest runs from July 15 - August 15.  Here's the link for bloggers to sign up:

Sign-up for blogger links in $200 Amazon GC giveaway!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Review ~ Revlon Perfect Heat 3/4" Spiral Curling Iron

I recently purchased several curling irons, none of which I liked or would work with my hair.  I have very thick hair and lots of it.  I started paying attention to the amount of heat that these products produce, and there is a big difference - of course normally the hotter the better as far as style, but you have to be careful with those so you don't fry your hair.  That's what I love about the Revlon Spiral Curling Iron - it's plenty hot to curl my hair nicely and stay curled all day.  

The Revlon Perfect Heat 3/4" Spiral Curling Iron has many heat settings, from 1 - 30, so if you have fine hair you can use the lower settings.  I always use the highest setting, and my hair turns out perfect every time.

The best part about this product?  The affordability.  You can purchase this product at Wal Mart for under $17.  So if you want a great salon-quality curling iron but don't want to shell out ridiculous amounts of money, this is a great alternative!

More info - Revlon Perfect Heat 3/4" Spiral Curling Iron

Giveaway ~ Kindle Touch 3G

You can win a brand new Kindle Touch 3G from our friends at  Casino Mate - they're giving one away each month!  Here's the link to enter, feel free to leave a comment!

Win a Kindle Touch 3G!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Free SuperPoints!

SuperPoints is a wonderful site where you can earn prizes, cash and all sorts of things!  The best part is, it's free!  You just need an invite to join.  I have one invite link which will sign you up AND give you 25 free SuperPoints to start out with!  Let me know if you want the code (first come first serve!) =)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Giveaway: Diamond Candles

There's a wonderful flash giveaway going on over at the I love my Kids Blog!  The prize is a diamond candle, which has a ring in which could be worth $10, $100, $500 or $1000!!  Here's the link folks:

Diamond Candle Giveaway

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Giveaway: Coach Purse

There is a phenomenal giveaway going on - a chance to win a brand new Coach Purse!!  Here's the info:
Thrifty Mama Ramblings - Coach giveaway

Still have FREE bonus SuperPoints for anyone who wants to join!

SuperPoints is one of my (let's face it, it IS my favorite) favorite websites, I love it because I can earn points which I can turn into money (Pay Pal), prizes, itunes cards, Amazon gift cards, etc.!  The best part is: it doesn't cost you a dime!

No reason not to sign up and try it if you haven't already...and if you haven't, let me know and I'll get you started with a free 25 points right off the bat!

Help...I need somebody...Help! Not just anybody...

Hi all!

I am looking for a bit of info from you bloggers:  Last Friday I saw a blog post (I can't for the life of me remember the name of the blog) about a giveaway that they were trying to put together, but they needed more blogger sponsors.  The buy in was $5 - I believe the giveaway was for a spa day but I could be wrong; this one could have been for an Amazon Kindle or what-have-you, depending on how much money is raised.
Anyway I really want to sign up but I can't find it!  Can any of your bloggers *please* help me out?  =)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Due to my physical limitations, I've decided to do most of my planting in containers this year since it's just so much easier.  I planted my herbs yesterday and had to share!  Pics below; the back pot has: Spearmint (it even came with a recipe for Mint Juleps!), Purple Sage & Sweet Basil.  The front pot has my beloved Lavender and one of my new favorite plants, another Calibrachoa.  This one said it's orange, but the blooms look as pink as they can be to me!  I'm so happy with it, and so glad I found these flowers!  That one's not an herb of course, just for fun and some color. =)

OH!  BTW, anyone who would like my link to join Superpoints with a 25 point bonus, please let me know and I'll give you the link!

Onto the herbs...

Herbs - 6.10.12

Spearmint, Sweet Basil & Purple Sage

Lavender & Calibrachoa

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I am experimenting with some container gardening this year, this is one of my favorites.  In this display I have Salvia, Blue Daze, Fan Flower (Scaevola "Top Pot Pink"), Angelonia, Lantana, Spikes, Sweet Potato Vine, Vinca Minor, and a beautiful annual that I found this year that is one of my new loves, the Calibrachoa!  I took a picture soon after I planted this pot, that's the top one - the bottom one is from Thursday (the 7th of June).  I wish I had a picture of the pot at a better angle from when I first planted it, but such is life.  I've also moved it from my front porch to the back where it gets more sunlight.  It seems happy there, and since most of my time is spent in the backyard with the little one, it just means I get to enjoy it more.  Can't wait to start my herb pot today!

April 30, 2012
June 7, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Giveaway - InfraShine's UL3 Dryer

There's a new giveaway over at one of my favorite blogs, If Only Life Could Be That Simple!  This one is great - a chance to Win InfraShine's UL3 Dryer which retails around $240.  Here's the link(!):

If Only Life Could Be That Simple Giveaway - InfraShine UL3 Dryer

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Head on over to The Review Wire for a chace to win some really awesome personalized jewelry!  The story behind this giveaway is a great one, check that out and enter to win:

The R House-Couture Hand Stamped Sterling Silver

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I have a code for your first SuperPoints winnings, if you are not already a member!  The code is worth 25 Super Points on  The first person to let me know in a comment that they will use it can have the code.  Super Points is a great site where you can earn points for just using the "Super Button" or by watching videos or completing other offers on the Super Points website.  It's great!  I am about to get my next $25 Pay Pal cash and I haven't spent a dime.  I love it, it's one of my favs!

Please let me know if you're interested in signing up and getting the code for 25 free SuperPoints!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Giveaway - High Shine Liquid Lipstick

There is a great giveaway going on over at If Only Life Could Be That Simple!  The winner of this giveaway will win one High Shine Liquid Lipstick Pen in your choice of color.

Ends June 21, 2012

Giveaway - Tablet Time Giveaway

Tablet Time Giveaway - ipad 3 or $540 via PayPal
This is a giveaway with a lot of entries so it takes awhile, but will be very worth that time to some lucky person!  (I hope it's me, it would help with this whole new blogging thing!) Anyhow, here's where to enter:

Link:  Tablet Time Giveaway

Ends June 14, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Omaha Steaks Giveaway from HuskerLocker

I just found this great giveaway from HuskerLocker & Omaha Steaks.  The prize is a tailgate BBQ package from Omaha Stakes.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Here's the link, folks:

This giveaway ends on June 17, 2012.  Good luck!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Beautiful Resin Jewelry Giveaway!

I just came across the greatest giveaway!  This jewelry is amazing, don't you think?

Here's the link to the giveaway:

Resin Jewelry Giveaway by Modern Flower 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Freebies - May 20 - June 1

In addition to my sweepstakes addiction, I love to get free samples!  I only order samples of things that I know I can use, so you won't see the 'big hauls' here like you will on some blogs...but I enjoy all of the freebies that I get!

Here's what I got the last few weeks of May:

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Overnight Huggies Giveaway

My fav blogger over at Simply Stacie is doing a great giveaway for Huggies Overnight diapers.  Who can't use some free diapers?  If you don't have kids in diapers, surely you know someone who does, or could even donate them to someone who really needs them.  Check out the link!

Free AirCraft Fragrance Swatches

I just picked out a few of my favorite scents to try out over at AirCraft Scent Sticks!


Hope.  Hope that my blog might end up going somewhere.  Hope that I'll win won of the many sweepstakes that I enter on a daily basis.  So that's what I've decided to post here on my blog, my favorite current sweepstakes, as well as wins and a few others odds and ends.  At the moment, my favorite blog is Simply Stacie.  Lots of great reviews and giveaways over there!  She also has a lot of great tips for bloggers like me (and possibly yourself!).  So I hope that you'll follow me on my journey through the world of online sweepstakes.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Land 'O Lakes Giveaway

I just entered a new giveaway for a gift set from Land 'O Lakes over at Cotton Pickin Cute!  You can check it out and enter the giveaway at:;postID=7054955203351816850
(Copy & Paste above link into your browser)

Good luck!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Addicted to Giveaways

I'm completely obsessed with sweepstakes and giveaways - I thought I'd let you in on one of my favorite sites!  Here's the link: