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: