And the winners are

July 28, 2009 at 8:23 am (contest, giveaways)

Thanks to the good people at MyBlogSpark, I was able to select three winners for the What’s for Dinner Giveaway.  I had every intention of linking the giveaway to different “contest” sites, but the Internet access on the beach was spotty at best & it just never worked out.  But actually, when I came home & read the comments I was really excited because everyone entered I either know IRL, know through blogging/twitterfor a while, or we’ve just started tweeting or reading each others blogs … so, I was happy that either an old friend or a new friend would win!!

I went with the old pick out of a hat method & I PROMISE I did not cheat.  I even took a picture, but my husband has the little uploader thingy that I need to post it & honestly does a picture really tell the truth with something like this anyway?!?  So, you’ll just have to trust me!!!

And the winners are:

 Jessie from the Vanderbilt Wife – Jessie has a great site.  It’s always filled with yummy recipes, pictures of her adorable little girl, book recommendations, budget ideas & fun stuff in between!  She also hosts a Family Recipes carnival every Friday … so if you need good recipes or want to add yours, then be sure to link up to her!!

Brandi at Will Blog for Shoes – with a blog title like that, how can you NOT be intrigued?!?  She writes great posts about her little “Wog” & “Bug” … I’ll let you click over to find out who or what those really are:).  And in her Blogging Manifesto, she’s declared to “offer a giveaway every stinkin’ chance I get.  It’s just WAY fun to me.” … sounds great to me!!  I met her in web world, like Vanderbilt Wife, through my best IRL friend ohAmanda.

and last but certainly not least …

Staci at Simply Staci– yes, I know you could cry foul on this one.  She IS my sister.  But as stated above, I PROMISE I did not cheat.  I can’t take her out even if she followed the rules, just because she is my sister – that would be cheating!!  The funny thing is that she only entered herself with one comment, even though she tweeted & follows & all those other things … I know all that because she’s my sister, but I still ONLY entered her once & she STILL won … she got lucky!  But, if you’re not reading her blog already then you should!  She’s a single gal (she’s holding out for the right one b/c she could definitely get anyone she really wants!!) – she’s gorgeous, talented, incredibly sweet, can bake like a mad women, and writes about all that good stuff!!

So if you won, then I’ll contact you for an address.   Thanks to everyone for playing along!!


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The big spring contest at dad blogs

April 20, 2009 at 8:15 pm (contest) ()

The other day I was visiting My Life as a Trailer Park Mom & got the scoop from her on an incredibly awesome contest that Dad Blogs is having.  It’s their “Big Spring Contest” in connection with Kid’s Creation – makers of quality redwood swing sets.  And guess what they’re giving away – a swing set!!  An entire quality redwood swing set!!!  It’s called the Three Ring Adventure & retails for $4995.00.  As in 4-THOUSAND-nine-HUNDRED-and-NINETY-five-DOLLARS!!!!  And they’ll ship it to the winner for free!!!  They believe in the quality of their work so much that their sets come with a lifetime gaurantee!! 


Isn’t that an incredible contest???  And if that weren’t enough (which if you won it, it should totally be enough!), they’re also including a Canon Powershot Digital Elf so you can tons of pics of the little ones on the new playset!!! 


My three-year old (like most others) absolutely LOVES to be outside!!  And he LOVES a good playground.  I think his favorites would be the rock climbing wall, the fort-thingy up top & of course the 10′ wave slide.  It’d be fine with me if he doesn’t dig the swing too much only because he still doesn’t have the hang of that down & it gets old for the pusher WAY before it gets old for the swinger!!!  When I think about my childhood playgrounds, I immediately think – WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!!!!  How could huge metal see-saws be safe?  Or super-sized tire swings?  We’ll the tire swing wasn’t.  My sister sent my flying off & I flew threw the dirt, bushes & had scrapes & bruises all over me!!  Thankfully for my children, playground makers have come a LONG way!!!

So go check out Kid’s Creations & then go check out Dad Blogs for your chance to win … but hurry, you only have a few hours left!!  Entries must be in by end of day EST on 4/21!  And also don’t forget to check out Amy at My Life as a Trailer Park Mom … she’s alot of fun!

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Blush, blush

August 2, 2008 at 10:07 am (blogging, contest, giveaways) ()

I just reached my biggest blogging reward since starting this thing … I was one of WordPress’ growing blogs of the day!!!  I reached to number eight!!!  How fun is that??  Of course, I have a “feeling” a little thing called the Bloggy Giveaway had something to do with it!!  But it still sort of counts – right?!?

I guess reality will set back in next week when I’m back down to my six regular readers – thanks for keeping me in business you guys!!!

But either way, it’s been alot of fun!  So on to the good part – I read Staci’s post this morning & used the same random number generator to select the winner … and the winnner of my giveaway is Stephanie.  She has a super cute family & just by reading a little bit of her blog I can tell that soccer & instruments are in their household so those are two things our homes have in common!  Not that I’m good at either of those, though.   Congrats!

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The First & Only

April 5, 2008 at 3:10 pm (contest, pregnancy, pregnant)

Oh how I do not get into baby bump pictures … now if I was a ‘cute little pregnant lady’, I might actually like it.  But I’m not.  Everything about me tends to grow and the last thing I want to do is have my picture made.  BUT if a prize is involved, I’m all game.  Pinks & Blues is having a contest for a super cute Skip Hop Diaper Bag, so with this post … I’m officially in!

My friend Amanda is one of those cute little pregnant ladies and she’s entered, so I’m hoping that one of us win.  We were both pregnant with our first babies at the same time, but she lived in Bham then … now she’s back where she belongs & we’re pregnant with babies number 2 at the same time again. 

And unfortunately, I’m also pregnant with people like Angelina Jolie & Gwen Stephani … absolute perfection (looks wise anyways) in my husbands eyes, so that really stinks!!  So here I am (technically this was 2 wks ago, at about 16 wks … It just took me that long to actually publish this post)!

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