Saturday, December 28, 2013

Afraid at the Gas Pumps

These days when we think of fear at the pumps we think of gas prices but I had a very scary occurrence on my way to work this morning. I have a praise report this morning. I just thank God for His presence and His watching over me when I am stupid. It was about 7am so still dark.  I will admit I am one of those ppl who doesn't lock the car doors (that changes today). I stopped at the Quik Check to get gas and there was a young man sitting up by the store door. I stopped at the pump and usually I get right out and go in to pay but today I was looking in my purse for the money first. I look up and that man was trying to open my passenger door, just that fast. That was the only door on the car that was miraculously locked. I spoke through the glass to tell him I didn't know him. His response was that didn't matter. Then he goes back to the gas tank and lifts the hose in an attempt to put it in the car. Once again, praise God, the gas tank refused to open (it doesn't lock). I just yelled at him and said never mind I don't have any money and drove away. 

I told a friend that is how fast something can happen and no one be the wiser. There wasn't anyone else on the parking lot. I could see the clerk but she had her back to me and was stocking cigarettes so she didn't even know I had pulled on the lot. So if he had been able to get in the car and we left the lot, there wouldn't have been a clue about it.

Friday, December 27, 2013


I was laying in bed last night and suddenly realized that I am depressed. It has just come over me so slowly that I didn't see it. Plus I don't feel sad, I just don't feel.  I was clinically depressed a number of years ago and I can still remember the overwhelming feeling of sadness and just crying all the time. I lost about 50 lbs and wasn't able to function.  I couldn't sleep and would be awake days at a time. I finally went to the dr and they put me on Zoloft and it helped almost immediately.

I guess that's why I didn't get it this time that I am so depressed because I am almost the polar opposite. I sometimes cry a bit at sad stuff but it passes quickly and I go back to my usual numbness. I gained 50 lbs instead of losing it. I sleep all the time and stay home as much as possible. I bitterly resent having to leave the house for anything. I can count on one hand the number of times I saw my best friend this year and she only lives a few miles down the road. I don't go to stores, I send my daughter in for me, mostly. I have stopped going to church. I still talk to God daily but I just don't go to church. I don't keep up with friends online or by calling.

Now that I have realized it, I am going to spend the next week trying to deal with it but if I don't see improvement I am going to call the dr and possibly get some medicine to help.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


I haven't written in ages. I ended up getting pneumonia 2 days before Thanksgiving. I have been so sick and can't seem to bounce back. I have been sick with something almost every day for 2 months now. I keep thinking I am going to work on getting healthier but I just feel so bad that hasn't happened. Of course, honestly while I am feeling so bad really would be the best time. Now I am hurting in my back and leg :(. Next month my insurance kicks in and I am going to see if a chiropractor can help me. I already went to a rheumatoidologist and he basically did nothing but put me on drugs. I am not going to live my life doped up.

My wonderful boss gave me a Christmas bonus that was actually more than my usual payday. I am so thrilled. I am going to use that money to buy a new laptop. I haven't had one since mine died way back in April. I have been looking but there aren't any good deals right now. I guess they figure everyone is buying laptops as presents so they have jacked the prices up. I am ok with waiting until after the holidays to see what I can find.

I have barely been entering any giveaways. Some days I enter nothing at all. You can tell it too because my wins and package deliveries have virtually stopped. I am going to try to get back into a routine and enter some each day. I see a lot on Pinterest. I have discovered the ugliness of humans on those giveaways. Some people have banned me for following their giveaway boards. some waiting until I repinned their pins but then they banned me. A few ppl do something that I consider the same as cheating. Most giveaways give entry points for sharing on pinterest. Yet some ppl waiting until just hours before the giveaway ends before they share. I know sometimes you don't find a giveaway until the last day but there is at least one person I follow who never ever shares anything unless it ends that day. I just think that while it may not be cheating, it certainly isn't good sportsmanship.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

#1 Giveaway of the day

Glamour Girl Reviews has a giveaway for Windex Touch Up cleaner- ends tonight December 4, 2013.  I have watched the commercials but never tried this product. I think it sounds pretty cool. We certainly need some germ fighting here. Everyone has been so sick for weeks now and right now I have pneumonia.

Disclaimer: I get extra entries for sharing this giveaway with you.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wonderful Craft Idea

I am typing this on December 27th 2012 :) so there is still a lot of Christmas being shared. I found this wonderful craft on another blog, to do with the children and so want to share it with the kids at church in 2013. I thought I would post it here so that everyone could try it out. I wanted to make sure I posted it soon enough that you could get started the first of December. I love the idea of the nightly scriptures for the children to find or you can read to them if they are too young. This helps teach our children what Christmas is really about, gives us some family time to bond, helps us focus on the true meaning of Christmas so its a win win any way you look at it.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Free Holiday Hosting with Paula Deen

I just love to watch Paula Deen, I love her accent and lets face it butter is queen :).   Smithfield Ham's is offering a pdf book called Holiday Hosting with Paula Deen. It has an assortment of ideas and recipes. I found this link in January so I am hoping they leave the pdf file up until November of this year. If you click the link and it doesn't work drop me a line and let me know and I can email you the pdf since I saved it on my computer.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013


    I finally won a prize last night. It feels like forever since I won anything. Of course, that's mostly because I haven't been entering near as many giveaways. I have been sick for over a month now. It started with an eye infection that last about 10 days, as soon as I went to the dr to get some antibotic ointment for that, I got a terrible cold. The cold triggered a terrible asthma attack. When that happens my lungs get stuck in a never ending attack. I finally broke down and went to the dr again because I couldn't walk across a room I was so out of air or talk even. I had to get a steriod shot, a breathing treatment, 2 new inhalers and steroids to take at home. I already feel a lot better with just the shot and the breathing treatment.

   With me being so sick and just one thing or another we are doing something this year, we have never done. We are eating out for Thanksgiving. The house is in the middle of remodeling and there just isn't a way to fix anything here. We don't even have an oven. I can't imagine not cooking a Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings :(.  And now the dryer has tried to catch fire so we are having to dry clothes at the laundromat. I sure could use a cash prize or an appliance prize win :) Fingers cross, publishers clearing house lol.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

#2 November 19, 2013 Giveaway

Misadventures in Baby Raising has a great giveaway for Yoplait Go-gurt. Ends Nov 28, 2013. We eat a lot of yogurt here and Yoplait is our favorite. I like the go-gurt for the grandbabies because they are way less messy.

Disclaimer: I get extra entries for sharing this giveaway with you.

#1 November 19 2013- Giveaway

Living, Laughing, Loving has a giveaway for a new Christmas Dvd Coming Home for Christmas.- ends Dec 15, 2013  This looks like its going to be a cute movie. I would really like to see it.

Disclaimer: I get extra entries for sharing this giveaway with you.

Monday, November 18, 2013

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Purex + Isotoner Sweepstakes

Purex has yet another awesome giveaway for the holiday season and since it just got below freezing here in West Virginia, its perfect timing. Have you tried using your touch screen devices with gloves on? Not an easy thing to do. The Isotoner SmarTouch gloves change all that for you.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

#2 Giveaway for Nov 13, 2013 Classico Giveaway

Must have Mom has a giveaway for 3 jars of Classico Pizza Sauce. Ends November 18, 2013.  We love the 4 cheese alfredo sauce so I can't wait to try their pizza sauces.

Disclaimer: I get extra entries for sharing this giveaway with you.

#1 Giveaway for November 13, 2013- Win an Ipad Air

Like Intermountain Legal, PC on Facebook to enter giveaway iPad Air Giveaway. Go to then visit their facebook page and like it to enter the giveaway. Ends November 17, 2013

Disclaimer: I get extra entries for sharing this giveaway with you.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

#3 Giveaway for November 12, 2013 Guylian Belgian Chocolate Truffles

Being Frugal and Making It Work has a tasty giveaway for some Guylian Belgian Chocolate Truffles. Ends November 19, 2013. I love these, they are so smooth and creamy. I get bonus entries for sharing with you.

# 2 Giveaway for November 12, 2013 Dish Up Love Bakeware Prize Pack

Mom and More has a great giveaway for a bakeware prize pack.  Ends November 27, 2013. Who doesn't need more backware and everyone knows I collect aprons :). I get bonus entries for sharing with you. So come and enter.

#1 Giveaway November 12, 2013 Win a Walmart Giftcard

 Must have Mom has a giveaway for a Walmart gift card going on. Ends November 25, 2013. I get bonus entries for sharing with you.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Win a Kindle Fire HDX

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    Wednesday, November 06, 2013

    #3 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Giveaway

    Divine Miss Mommy has a giveaway featuring Arm & Hammer products. Ends Nov 17, 2013. I can't think of a time, we haven't had the baking soda in our house and I use the washing soda in my laundry detergent I mix. We even buy the cat litter now.  I get bonus entries for sharing this giveaway with you, so come by and enter.

    #2 Win a Tardis

    omgoodness, I know its totally geeky, but I would love to have my own Tardis. I have watched Dr Who my whole life and would just love this.If you want a chance to win enter here.  Ends on November 29, 2013

    #1 Win King's Faith

    Living, Laughing, Loving has a giveaway for a dvd called King's Faith ends on November 19, 2013. I like faith based movies. I think they help spread the Gospel and they are great for the whole family to watch without having to worry about what's going to be on the screen. I get bonus entries for sharing this giveaway with you, so come and enter now.


    Sorry, I haven't been posting as  many giveaways. I have been feeling sick for days now and I finally broke down and went to the dr yesterday. Basically he did nothing, He told me to take some allergy eye drops and gave me a prescription for antibotic eye ointment. So far my eyes feel no better and he didn't even recommend anything for my sinus problem. I know its not infection in my sinuses but it is driving me crazy. I must look worse than I feel even because my dad come by and when he was leaving he said to make sure I called if I got down and left a list of places to call if I couldn't get him on his phone. He has never in 45 yrs done that :).  lol

    I haven't won much this month but I have gotten quite a few prizes in the mail. with at least 3 more coming over the next 3 days. I have officially gotten all the presents I am giving for Christmas for the grandbabies with a few for other children in the family also. Now I need to win some stuff for my daughters. It would be cool to have a complete Christmas due to giveaways.  I need to enter more giveaways but honestly haven't felt that great. My eyes hurt being on the computer and this old desktop just drags so much when entering giveaways. I would so love to win a new laptop or enough Amazon bucks to pay for one.. I miss mine so much. I only had a laptop a little over a year but but was it sure nice.

    Tuesday, November 05, 2013

    Sharing a Giveaway for Turbo

    Must Have Mom has a giveaway going on for Turbo dvd. Ends on Nov 12, 2013. My grandson would just love this.  I get bonus entries for sharing with you so come and enter now.

    Sunday, November 03, 2013

    #2 Giveaway for Sunday November 3, 2013

    Its week #4 in the Holiday of Surprises giveaway. The Giveaway Girls are cohosting with a whole bunch of bloggers and sponsors for some great prizes. Ends on November 17, 2013. Naturally I get bonus entries for sharing with you, so come on and enter for your chance to win some awesome prizes.

    #1 Giveaway for Sunday November 3, 2013

    Mommy Katie has a giveaway going on for a 6 month supply of Nesquik- Ends on November 25, 2013.  Everyone in this place loves Nesquik :) I get extra entries for sharing this giveaway with y'all

    Friday, November 01, 2013

    #1st Giveaway for Friday 11/01/13

    New Age Mama has a giveaway for the Internship Dvd. Ends on November 11, 2013. I love Owen Wilson so I can't wait to see this. I get extra chances for blogging about this giveaway. :)

    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    #3 Giveaway for the Day- Thursday 10-31-13

    Smashed Peas and Carrots has  a giveaway from Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. Prize is a $100 gift card. Ends November 27, 2013.  I am receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing this blog post

    #2 Giveaway of the Day - Thursday 10/31/13

    Tammie's Reviews and Giveaways is joining in on a huge giveaway.  3 Winners of a Solar Star Lantern- Ends November 11, 2013

    Giveaway to enter

    For now I am not doing the one big post with several giveaways. Its just easier and faster to post them individually.

    Woman's Tribune has giveaway going on for a Green Giant prize pack. Ends on November 4, 2013

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    Disney Classics Box Set – PRE-ORDER NOW

    Just in time to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, Disney Music is releasing an amazing 4 CD box set of classic Disney tunes. How many times do you burst into song and its one of your favorite Disney songs? I find myself singing "Whistle while you work" as I am cleaning the house still yet today. Disney songs are ones that have grabbed my imagination and captured my heart. My grandchildren love to sing and the songs to their favorite Disney movies are favorites.We love singing the M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E song together. This wonderful 4 CD set of Disney tunes is something you won't have to worry about your children singing and suddenly find yourself trying to explain exactly what they have been listening too. Do you have a favorite Disney song?  (Most likely you will find it in the Disney Classics Box Set!)

    All of the classic Disney songs you loved growing up are being released on November 12th,  2013 as one box set of over 90 favorites. But you can pre-order the set now. (The box set is also currently available for purchase in the Disney Parks.) Make sure you buy this set for the children on your shopping list. Don't wait and take a chance that with all the increased mail volume that your order is late. 

    The four discs each have their own themes:
    Modern Classics (Under the Sea, A Whole New World)
    Theme Park Classics (the Finale from Fantasmic, The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room)
    Timeless Classics (When You Wish Upon a Star, A Spoonful of Sugar)
    Television Classics (Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater, Duck Tales theme song)

    Pre-order now!! Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price.  The Disney Classic Box set will be released on  Tuesday, November 12, 2013.At that time, the box set will be available for purchase wherever music is sold. A special bonus for box set purchasers: a new medley of Disney hits by YouTube a capella sensations Peter Hollens and Alex G. Peter and Alex create fully orchestrated songs using only the sounds of their voices.With well over 100 million views on YouTube alone, their sensational approach has excited audiences all over the world. An accompanying music video is now on their respective YouTube Channels.

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    Hydraluxe Cooling Gel Pillow Giveaway

    I haven't been well for days now so thought I would enter some giveaways.

    TwoBoysOneGirlandACrazyMom has a cool giveaway (pun intended) for those nights you are tossing and turning because its too hot to sleep.

    Get a restful night with a memory foam Hydraluxe Cooling Gel pillow from Comfort Revolution #Giveaway

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    Moms, Win a Day Off Sweepstakes

    Calling All Moms —  Win a Day Off!
    Mothers, we salute you. You deserve a much-needed day off, and we’d like to provide it! We’ll have a maid service clean your house and do the laundry while you’re off getting a mani-pedi, hire a baby sitter to watch the kids, and have dinner delivered so you don’t have to cook! Enter to WIN a day off for yourself or nominate another deserving Mom.
    Sweepstakes begins: October 16, 2013 12:00
    Sweepstakes ends: November 13, 2013 15:00

    Like Purex and Win More Time for Mom Sweepstakes

    With the kids back in school, that means more time for Mom to shop, scrapbook, read aned more! Like the Purex brand on Facebook and enter to WIN one of our weekly prizes today!

    Each week from October 16th to November 19th we’ll be giving away a some amazing "More Time for Mom" prizes:
    • Oct. 16 – 22:
      Cosmetics Shopping Spree
    • Oct. 23 – 29:
      Scrapbooking Shopping Spree
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    Each weekly grand prize winner will also receive a FREE year’s supply of Purex liquid detergent. 2nd place winners each week will receive a Kindle eReader. Enter today for a chance to WIN, and enjoy some quality time for YOU!
    Sweepstakes begins: October 16, 2013 12:00

    Sweepstakes ends: November 19, 2013 15:00

    Friday, October 25, 2013

    Pumpkin Carving Time

    My oldest and I attempted to carve some jack o' lanterns last year and lets just say there were no awards at our house :). She carved her's so much it caved in and mine at least could be displayed.
    We are going to try again this year and I will post the results. I thought in the mean time you might enjoy this slideshow of carved pumpkins by Ray Villafane

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    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    Puppies, Puppies, Puppies everywhere

    I just love puppies and ours are so much fun. Apparently I am "their person" because I can't walk anywhere without them being on my feet, trying to trip me. If all of us go somewhere, I am still the one they chase when I come home. They think they have to sleep with me. My bed isn't big enough for 1 dog, 4 puppies and me. So when I won't let them in the bed, they sleep right beside it. Here are a few of my favorite pictures of the puppies.

     This is Maxine and the puppies, The brown one is Bear, then its Romeo, Juliet and Tinkerbell. 

    Bear is feeling unsocialable. Romeo was too tired to get out.

    Juliet and Tinkerbell are nursing, Bear and Romeo are full but Bear needed extra love from Mom.

    The 2 boys found a new sleeping spot. 

    Nikki is not fond of the puppies and she is just like "why are they still here?"

    New Boxed Set of 90 Disney Classic Songs Released

        Who didn't love the magic of Disney growing up? Just hearing the songs will still bring to life those magical memories and the joy of childhood. I remember watching Disney when I was a child and then reliving those memories again with my children. Its even more magical now being able to share it with my grandchildren.

        A new boxed set of 90  Disney classic songs is being released ... favorites like  "whistle while you work", "A Whole New World" and many others...If you love all things Disney, this #DisneyClassicsBox set of 90+ songs is just for you! This title will be released on November 11, 2013. Pre-order now. What a wonderful gift to give for Christmas.

       The four volumes of the collection – Disney Modern ClassicsDisney Timeless ClassicsDisney Theme Park Classics, and Disney Television Classics – bring favorite musical moments to fans of all generations.

    This post was written as part of One2One Network's  Social campaign. This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a giveaway entry to be  eligible for a chance to win a giftcard or one of the box sets. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

    Thursday, October 17, 2013

    Awesome Soap Deal at Kroger

    I wanted to share real fast with you the great deal you can get on Lever 2000 soap bars at Kroger.  First off go to Kroger Digital coupons to load a save $1 off 2 bars of Lever 2000 (I did a search for Lever products, made it a lot easier to load) then head to your local Kroger store where Lever 2000 is on sale for $1 a box. Get 2 boxes and check out. You will pay a dollar plus tax and it will print out a Catalina for $2 off your next shopping order. I did this 3 times to get 6 packages of soap.

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    Giveaways I entered on October 16

    I spent the day trying to get some stuff cleaned up and packed away. I just don't know how we accumulate so much stuff. I am trying to get ready for winter. I have a ton of pictures of the puppies but I can't find my camera cord at the moment. Then I entered a few giveaways.

    Ice Fairy Treasure Chest has a Betty Crocker Ultimate Prize pack- I have tried and tried to win one of these sets with no luck :( Ends Oct 31 2013

    Bicultural Mama has a giveaway for Pillsbury Heat and Go Mini Pancakes.- yet another prize that I have tried and tried to win. Ends Oct 17 2013

    Sarah's Blog of Fun has a Big G Monster Cereal Giveaway- We love those cereals. I wish they sold them all year. Ends Oct 22 2013

    Take it from Me has a Warner Bros Halloween Film giveaway-We love Warner Bros films. As some of you might recall I won a box set of top 100 films from WB back in May. We still haven't made it through all the movies yet. I want one of the Scooby Doo dvds. We love Scooby Doo. Ends October 27 2013

    Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Giveaways I entered Sunday October 13

    I haven't been entering but a few giveaways lately and I hadn't blogged any of them. I was disgusted with blogger. Every time I have a post, if I make changes and try to leave the page then it would ask, do you want to leave with unsaved changes except for the one time I had a huge post of wins and accidently deleted them. That post it doesn't save. I was so mad and it was so many links that I just didn't redo it. I only entered a few today because I encountered one blog that just kept freezing this old pc up. I really need a new pc. This one is about 8 yrs old.

    Frugality is Free has a Green Giants Frozen Veggies Giveaway- Ends on November 18 2013

    Heck of a Bunch has a Smart Fillets Dog Chews giveaway- Maxine loves her treats. Ends Oct 27 2013

    Heck of a Bunch has a giveaway for The Heat DVD- I love Sandra Bullock and this is supposed to be really funny. Ends Oct 23 2013

    The Divine Miss Mommy has a Tailgating & Pin to Win  giveaway- this involves one of my favorite grocery stores, where I actually do the majority of my shopping.  Ends October 19, 2013

    Wednesday, October 02, 2013

    Giveaways I entered on Oct 2nd

        I haven't been feeling good for a few days so haven't been posting or entering many giveaways. I think its a seasonal bug. I usually get something every spring and fall. 
         I had the weirdest dream last night. We had a big snow storm. My grandmother drove by to check up on me (1. she's dead, 2 she didn't drive) and then it ended with me going to get my car that I had left parked at Tyree's. (the local funeral home). I am wondering what it meant and if it means I will soon be seeing my grandmother.

    Susan Heim on Parenting has a Farm Rich prize pack- I dearly love aprons so that is half the reason I want this prize :). Ends October 10, 2013

    Frugality is Free has a Pillsbury Heat N Go giveaway-  I really want to try these out. We like pancakes but lets face it, some days I don't feel like making pancakes. 3 small grandbabies can take a lot of energy. Ends October 16, 2013

    Mom and More has an Adventures of Chuck and Friends DVD- I hadn't heard of this cartoon but I can tell you my grandson would love it. I will have to look and see if I can find it on tv for him.  Ends October 16th, 2013

    My Review Cafe has a $25 gift certificate for Starbucks- This is my oldest's favorite coffee shop so this would make a great stocking stuffer for her. Ends Oct 18 2013

    Tuesday, October 01, 2013

    Win A Year of Ladies' Home Journal Subscription From Purex

    If you live in the U.S., you can enter one time between October 1, 2013 and October 31, 2013 on the Purex Facebook to win a one year subscription for Ladies Home Journal.   A one year subscription is 10 issues, with a retail value of $10.

    I always like the quality of articles in the Ladies Home Journal. They are almost always something that is relevant to my life. Over the years, I have been a subscriber to many different magazines but I can honestly say that Ladies Home Journal is one that has always fit where I was at in my life at that time. I haven't ever outgrown it. 

    Natural Vitality Giveaway

    October is Non-GMO Awareness Month, and to celebrate, Natural Vitality is sponsoring an awesome giveaway event, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network.

    Natural Vitality makes high-quality, award-winning dietary supplements that are Non-GMO Project Verified! The ingredients in their supplements are also organically grown!

    Natural Vitality is best know for Natural Calm, a tasty magnesium supplement that helps your muscles and nerves function properly, keeps your heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and assists in keeping your bones strong.

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Giveaways I entered Sept 25 2013

    Oddly enough, yesterday I had a huge explosion of followers on Twitter. I got around 15 new followers. That is the most I think I have ever gotten in one day. I could have understood if they were the people who I had started following but not any of them were ones I followed. And they weren't even spam accounts. I looked to see if they were the type to enter giveaways since I tweet so many but none of them appeared to be. Oh well, I like the numbers going up so I can hopefully one day increase the accounts I follow.

    Heart Zipper has a Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi- if you have followed my blog for any length of time, then you know I like Purex products. I make my own detergent usually and it has 2 of their products in that. Ends 10/2

    Our Whiskey Lullaby has 40 lbs of Hill Science Diet- with 3 cats, 1 dog and 4 puppies I can use all the help I can get here.  Ends Sept 26, 2013 so enter fast.

    Heavenly Savings has a Thomas and Friends: Animals Aboard DVD - my grandson loves Thomas so I would like to win this for him. Ends Oct 2 2013

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    Giveaways I entered Sept 23 2013

    Working every day and then going straight to revival from work, made for a short week entering giveaways. I was so tired I usually just came home, checked email and went to bed. I am so excited because tonight is the season opener for Castle. I love that show. I really want Castle and Beckett to get together.  Hopefully tomorrow I will have more giveaways listed for you.

    Three Loud Kids has a Little Mermaid Diamond DVD- I really want to win this dvd for my grandchildren. I know they will love it. Ends October 1st

    She Scribes has the Croods DVD - you know I really want to win this for the grandbabies. Ends Sept 28 2013

    Piece of Me has the Ultimate Helper Mixes kit- I have been wanting to try these out. I have heard about them but haven't tried them yet. Ends Oct 3, 2013

    Weekly Recap

    It was a really slow week last week. I didn't win anything until Wednesday but I was thrilled with both wins.. Then, I had to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday and go straight from work to revival. So I wasn't entering hardly any giveaways. We had a wonderful time at revival. I have a couple of posts I plan to blog about later on when I feel more energetic.

    Giveaways I won

    A beautiful Teacher's Vet Necklace- This was an author sponsored giveaway with the rafflecopter being on the several blogs.

    Winning Moves Game Board- We love board games and play a lot of games here so can't wait to try this out. 

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    Giveaways I am entering Sept 19 2013

    Boy when I woke up this morning, I thought it was earlier than it actually was because it was so dark and overcast. It looked like winter and that it was getting ready to come a snow storm. I am so not ready for summer to end.  I guess because it looked so nasty outside, it made me want to stay inside since today's giveaways all seem to be for dvds :)

    Susan's Disney Family has a Croods DVD for giveaway- this just looks like the cutest movie. I would really love a copy of it. The grandbabies would love it, I am sure. We wanted to see it at the movies but let's face it, as high as prices are these days, we can't afford to go spend $40-50 a night. Ends Oct 1 2013

    Our Whiskey Lullaby also has a Croods DVD for giveaway- This one ends on Sept 29 2013. While you are there check out her cute cockatiel named Whiskey. We used to have one named Fred. They are such fun birds. I will have to see if I can dig out an old photo since that was over 20 yrs ago. My aunt's ex got him in the divorce.

    The Sweet Life of a Southern Wife has a Little Mermaid DVD- I can remember watching this with my oldest years ago and now I want to watch it with my grandbabies. Its hard to believe that much time has passed. Ends Sept 27th 2013

    Heavenly Savings Thomas the Train  - I remember my cousin's son loved Thomas and I used to buy him stuff all the time and now my grandson loves him. Another character who has spanned time. Ends Sept 20, 2013

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Giveaways I entered Sept 18, 2013

    I didn't enter as many giveaways as I normally do so didn't get a post up in the past few days. Its been on the cool side here and I have been running a low grade fever as I adjust to the temperatures. I think snow is beautiful but I just hate cold weather. We didn't have much a summer this year, it was rainy and cool for the majority of it. We went to the laundromat yesterday and washed all the blankets up for winter because it been so cool.
    I did have an awesome mail day yesterday. I got a box with some Beneful samples in it( my daughter let the dog eat them before I got a picture), and 3 prizes I had won.

    on Starships and Dragonwings is giving away an ARC of Kinslayer -both my daughters and myself are readers so we can use all the free books as possible. There are days we visit 3 libraries just to get enough to read for the week. Ends Sept 22 2013

    Heck of a Bunch as a "Nature Knows Color" tote.- I think this is really cool because its part of a program by Burt's Bees to auction off the totes with celebrities signatures to raise funds for a program called Lipstick Angels. Ttheir mission to make hospitalized women feel beautiful through patient makeovers. Please note that the totes in the giveaway are not signed. Ends Sept 31 2013

    Rats and More- Kristian Regale Juices I love that these juices come in bottles like wine, so you can use them for occasions that some people use wine for. They would also make great gifts. Ends Oct 1 2013

    Mom and More has a Monopoly Empire giveaway- We love board games and Monopoly is one of our favorites. I would love to own this version. Ends Sept 20 2013

    Mrs Dash: Ready Set Win game-  This isn't a blog giveaway but it was so easy and I won a seasoning kit that I wanted to share. Like Mrs Dash's facebook page and then play the game. On my second play I won a taco seasoning kit.

    Monday, September 16, 2013

    Weekly Recap

    The biggest thing that happened to me was of course the new puppies being born and I got accepted as a Purex Insider :). Notice my snazzy new button on the side bar. I am still reading to figure this one out but I will be able to bring you some awesome prizes. I personally have won a ton of Purex prizes this year and I just love their products. I use 2 of their products in my homemade detergent mix. Now I just have to figure out exactly what I am doing as a Purex Insider.

    Giveaways I won

    Orkin Home Education Kit from Textbook Mommy- I really wanted to win one of these kits. I bet I entered a dozen different giveaways or more.

    Orkin Home Education Kit from Sweetly Made- Good thing I really wanted this kit. Now I have one for each of the bigger grandchildren.

    Kool Aid Prize pack- Awesome prize, it includes a year's supply of Kool Aid (they have no idea how much we drink :) so I am sure its not a years supply in our household haha,  a vintage T-shirt and a Walmart Gift Card that will come in handy with Christmas coming up.

    Orkin Home Education Kit from Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy- Now I have a kit for all of the grandchildren so they won't fight over the bugs and lights :)

    Excedrin back to school kit from Migraine Puppet- I love pens and I have to admit the pen is the whole reason I entered this one :)

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    Saturday, September 14, 2013

    Giveaways I entered today

    I am running behind today.  For some reason, I didn't get my daily email from Bloglovin with the posts for the blogs I follow so I didn't have time before work this morning to enter any giveaways, then I worked 10 hours and had to go to Wal Mart afterwards so am just now getting to enter any.

    A Mom's Balancing Act has a great giveaway for Pampers Swaddlers - since my youngest keeps being pregnant, we always need diapers. Ends on Sept 24 2013

    She Scribes has a Coin Lithium Battery Safety  Energizer Giveaway ends Sept 22 2013

    I'm not too Obsessed has a Focus Feature giveaway - prize is $100 Visa gift card for a night at the movies Focus Features DVD set: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Debt ends Sept 15 2013

    Cars, Trucks and Teething Rings has a Lorax giveaway with a free Ebook also.  Ends Sept 20 2013

    Frugal Ginger has a Pork Chomps Dog Chew giveaway - I figured Maxine deserved a prize after having puppies. Ends on Sept 22 2013

    Friday, September 13, 2013

    Giveaways for September 13th

         Its been a slow week for some reason for me. I did manage to do a bit of smart shopping. Rite Aid has their summer items on 75% clearance. I got several windchimes to give as Christmas presents and a toddler golf set for my grandson for Christmas. We picked up some nice beach towels for 1.50 each. Probably our best deal was a fan for 4.99.
         I went to Kroger to stock up on some Febreeze spray this week. It was on sale for 2.99 but if you bought 5 it was only 1.99. I had 3 coupons for b1g1 free. So I got 6 Frebreeze and combined them with some other sale items to get the money off. It made all 6 be 1.99 each then the coupons took off 2.99 3 times so altogether I paid 3.00 for 6 cans of Febreeze so not bad at all. That will last us a long time. I am really working on stocking up with winter coming. Heat bills about did us in last winter and I feel that this winter will be worse. I am pretty certain I have enough cleaning products and condiments to last all winter. I am trying each payday to pick one thing to stock up on. I found a pretty decent sale on Scott's extra soft toilet tissue and bought a bit of it but not enough to last all winter. That is on the list of things to buy yet.

    Giveaways I entered today.

    Susan's Disney Family has a giveaway for a free Ebook and a Lorax DVD ends Sept 20th 2013

    Mom and More has a giveaway for the Epic DVD. I would love to own this dvd, it reminds me of Ferngully, which we loved. Ends Sept 17, 2013

    Mom and more also has an awesome giveaway for a $200 Amazon Giftcard I would love to win this, I could buy my new laptop right away with this. Ends Sept 21, 2013

    Create with Joy has an Hills Science Diet Cat Food Giveaway  With 3 cats I really need to win this one :). Did you know cats could be gluten intolerant?  Ends Sept 27, 2013.

    Woman's Tribune also has a giveaway for a free ebook and Lorax dvd ends Sept 23 2013

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    New Puppies and Giveaways I am entering September 11, 2013

    Yesterday was a pretty good day for me mailwise. I got 2 coupons for Fels-Naptha bars and 3 coupons for Wallby Kefir that I had won. I also got the paycheck for the last merchandising job that I had. I used part of that money to go to Rite Aid and buy a pool on clearance for next year. It is 8x10 but its only 2 feet deep but that is enough to splash around in and cool off. It is normally $100 but was on clearance for $25.

    I am officially a puppy grandmother now. My dog Maxine had her puppies in the wee hours this morning. She had 5 but the first one was born dead :( I had to cry about it for a while but she has 4 other little ones. 3 are black and 1 is brown. I can't wait until they are big enough to toddle around and play with. I think it is amazing that God has programmed into the brains of animals exactly what they need to do. Maxine kept whining for me to pet her while she was in labor but once the puppies started coming so acted like a pro. Here she is with one of them.

    Its Free At Last has a giveaway for a Horizon Milk Prize Pack. This ends Sept 19, 2013

    Joan Holub is giving away a copy of her book called Little Red Writing This is part of a blog hop so be sure to hop along and enter all the giveaways. This book just looks so cute. I would really like to win this. Ends Sept 17th 2013

    Misadventures in Baby Raising has a great giveaway for a basket of Bic products. My friend Cindy and myself are huge pen fans, we are always collecting them and buy them for each other as gifts. Ends Sept 12th 2013

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    Monday, September 09, 2013

    Giveaways I am entering September 9th 2013

    I thought it would be neat to start posting some of the links for the giveaways I am entering daily. That way you can win also. Just about every one of these blogs have more than one giveaway going so be sure to browse around and enter them all.

    Momma in flip flops has a $100 Walmart Gift Card & the VTech Dual Handset Cordless Answering System
    - this would be wonderful with Christmas coming up, to have an extra $100 to spend plus I really need a new phone.

    Mommy Katie is hosting a Country Crock Country Casserole Kit giveaway this ends Sept 31st.

    Eccentric Eclectic Woman has an Orkin Home Education Kit- every since I started doing the emergency prep stuff, I have been obsessed with flashlights so I keep entering giveaways that have flashlight prizes :). Ends on Sept 13th

    Heck of a Bunch also has an Orkin Home Education Kit This one ends on Sept 12th.

    Ice Fairys Treasure Chest is hosting a Family Movie Night giveaway. This ends on Sept 16th.

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    I was entering contests when I came across one related to The Book called Someday by Dianne Dixon
    It had the following quote and I really just liked it so wanted to share it with everyone.

    "No matter how painful your life has been, you have the choice to learn from your past and then leave it.  You have the choice.  Every day.  To love and be loved.  To find your purpose.  To work and and to give.  And to shape your world into something that's quite remarkable."

     I think a lot of people could benefit from reading that quote often. We can't let our pasts define who we are today. Its a springboard to push us into a brighter and better future.

    Prizes I won this past week-

    Coupon for a free bar of Fels Naptha Laundry Soap from FL Mom's Blog

    A 5 day Nutrisystem Diabetes Weight Loss Kit from Book Cover Justice

    copy of  The Greyfriar by Clay and Susan Griffith   The Space Between

    I won another Red Gold Tomato sample pack from The Fat Free Queen

    A $10 giftcard for Amazon from Two Savvy Sisters- I need all the Amazon money I can get since I am saving to buy another laptop from there.

    I won 4 coupons for some Wallaby Organic Kefir from Mommy, I'm Hungry

    I won a jar of pineapple salsa and  a 30 day supply of cherry capsules from The Kitchen is my Dance Floor.

    I won 2 nights at any Days Inn in the US from Sarah's Blog of Fun Now I have to plan a quick little vacation someplace. Not sure when I will get the tickets and when they will expire.

    I won the BFAST Gift Package from the Livy Updater

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