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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Weekly Recap

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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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Walmart $200 Gift Card Nov 18 - Dec 9 free blogger opp

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Back to School with Go-GURT

I got an email today from Myblogspark about Go-Gurt and since my grandbabies love them, I decided to post on it.  I like them because they are healthy and not messy, the kids love them because they taste great. (I admit to sneaking a couple of them myself). I can put them in my granddaughter's lunch without worrying that they will spill over the rest of her lunch.

Celebrate “Back to School” time with everyone’s favorite yogurt in a tube, Go-GURT®!

Kids love Go-GURT® Yogurt! It’s fun to eat, and has great tasting flavors kids crave. And mom loves that Go-GURT is NOW made with natural colors and flavors, and contains no high-fructose corn syrup!

Not only is Go-GURT® a good source of calcium, but it is the perfect addition to any lunch because it’s made to freeze and thaw by lunchtime!

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 My local Kroger has the 16 count value pack on sale for $2.99 as part of their Mega Saver deal. You can load a coupon from the Kroger site 75/2 digital coupon to your plus card or you can print one from the site for 75/2 printable coupon 

**I wrote this short review of yoplait Go-Gurt as a My Blog Spark member.  I received no free samples, coupons, or any other compensation for doing so.  

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Another Week in Review

Last week wasn't that great for me healthwise . I started with back pain on my lower left side to the point I couldn't left my leg into the bed without my daughter helping me, then I guess because I was working the right side muscles so much, I started having terrible back and abdomen spasms on the right side by Tuesday. It got so bad I considered going to the E. R. I had to take to my bed because I couldn't even work my arm to type or use the mouse. I started taking some muscle relaxers I had at the house as much as I hate too.

I did really well frugally this past week also. I hit some great clearance sales and won a lot of wonderful prizes. I got a couple of bras on clearance for $3 each at Wal-Mart, I finally found some Purex detergent I had won coupons for but no one in town seem to carry that exact product but I found it at the Dollar General, the Dollar General was having a 90% sale on gardening seeds and I got a ton of seeds for 3 cents a pack, some 6 herb containers for 60 cents and also some seed starting pans for only 45 cents. I am set for next growing season. I got some snow cone flavorings for 50 cents a bottle, a really nice thermometer to go outside for just about $2.

My ex brother in law moved some furniture for us. The living room looks so much nicer now. I got rid of the old nasty couch that had been here since I moved and the rug on the living room floor. I put in the new rocking love seat and chair that I got from work and also the rug that one of the customers gave me.  It really matched well with the furniture.

Prizes I won this past week- I had a really great week and I sure do appreciate all the wonderful blog hosts who posted these blogs and the sponsors who offer the prizes.

Green Toys school bus from Abracadabra Momma   My grandson will love this.

Standing Up autographed DVD from Mon Cheri I really wanted to watch this movie about bullying with my grandkids.

3 books from Deal Sharing Aunt in the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Can't wait to get my books. I love to read but as much as I read, I can't afford to buy that many books. I usually visit 2-3 libraries a week.

Red Gold Tomato grilling kit from Amy at A Balancing Act

Noxicare from Rosey the Coupon Coach-  I have wanted to try this out for ages. I actually supposed won twice already but never got either prize, nor will the blog owners answer my emails.

Wedding Chapel DVD from Mommy's Block Party 

A coupon for a free bar of Fels Naptha soap from Precious 416

Another coupon for a free bar of Fels Naptha soap from Mike and Kim on a Budget- I am loving winning all this laundry making supplies. I am stocking up and saving them.

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