Sunday, August 14, 2016

I am so glad to be back! I have had to take a break from blogging, a very LOOOOOOOOOOONG break!! This mommy's plate has been pretty full, becoming department head of my school's foreign language department and having two very busy little girls start school since my last post. I have missed this community so much, but hope now that I am in a groove again and can handle updating the page more often! Thank you for following me and, hopefully, continuing to check in on this mom's happenings! God bless!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tiny Prints Holiday Collection and Giveaway

*This is a sponsored post* Well, it's the middle of October and you know what that's time to skip over Halloween and Thanksgiving to jump right into Christmas! Ha! But seriously, if you love to make your ownChristmas Cards then now is a great time to start. Tiny Prints is a company that specializes in customized greetings, and they have released their new 2012 Holiday collection. They have some really great designs, as well as their new Premium DoubleThick Matte Paper ( a really luxe cardstock)! They feature secular as well as religious designs and festive colors. Surely you can find something you like, and you can customize with photos! Check out their special offers page to explore their latest deals! Tiny Prints is allowing me to host a giveaway in which one lucky winner will receive $50 off a total order (does not include shipping and cannot be combined with any other promos). Just leave me a comment below telling me what design you would customize from the Tiny Prints Holiday Collection to be eligible for the prize. The giveaway will end on October 29, 2012. Tiny Prints on facebook Tiny Prints on Twitter Tiny Prints on Pinterest Tiny Prints Blog

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Purex "Let's Be Honest" Contest

I've used Purex laundry detergent for a while, and I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a Purex Insider. Every so often I get to try out and review a new product. This time, my lucky readers will get to try a new product. If you are reading this, you have a chance to win a free bottle of new Purex Triple Action Detergent! To be eligible you must first join my blog like the 11 others in the side panel have already done. Second, Purex wants you to check out their Let's Be Honest videos. Don't worry, I've watched them all and they're loaded with mommy humor. I'll post the links to the videos. Come back to my blog and comment on which video you liked the best. You can earn a bonus entry if you Like, Share, or Retweet your favorite one. The closing date will be one week from today, so Tuesday July 17th I will announce three winners for the contest. Please spread the word! Good luck! Here are the video links:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

How I Get A Lot of My Free Clothes and Stuff

Over the past three years I have been looking for ways to stretch my paycheck. I discovered how much fun the coupon game can be, but then I was reading in a magazine about how there were internet groups that would pay you for your opinions, or give you free products to try and review. I thought, well, I'm pretty opinionated, but sometimes I think those close to me would pay me NOT to share my thoughts. I got started on a site called CrowdTap, which gives you "quickhits": little short questions about where you like to shop, what you like to eat, etc. Within a couple of weeks, I was getting invitations to participate in marketing group discussions with major manufacturers. For sharing my feedback to specific questions, I was earning points on CrowdTap. About a month later, I started receiving invites to Sample & Shares. A brand would send me an invite to register for a full-sized product in exchange for my honest feedback after a period of time. Over the last three years I have received free Woolite detergent, McCormick Grillmates barbecue sauce, seasonings, and marinades, Listerine mouthwash, and jeans, shoes, tank tops and swimsuits from Old Navy (my favorite Sample & Share).Well, these opportunities are too cool for me to keep them to myself so I am sharing my secret with my readers. I am enclosing a link to CrowdTap so you can see if it is something you are interested in. If you don't like getting free stuff that's tailored to your needs, well, I just don't know about you, LOL! Girls125x125

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer fun at the bowling ally

Last year Tom and I took advantage of this deal with AMF bowling. We got a voucher each week for the kids to bowl two games for free every day during the summer. For a small fee, Tom and I (and two other adults)could bowl with them all summer long. It's a pretty good deal when you consider how much it costs to bowl a game, rent shoes, etc. "Summer" is from May 14th through September 3rd. The only restriction is that you can't bowl past 8:00 PM. We had a great time as you can see below. The link to the offer is

Free Nivea lipcare product

I really like Nivea's lipcare line. They are ultra hydrating without feeling greasy. I usually find them on special at CVS and then use my Extra Care Bucks to get them for free or for next to nothing. Right now on Facebook, Nivea is giving away coupons for a free lipcare product when you upload a picture of you and your sweetie engaged in "PDA". Holding hands, hugging, kissing, just being all lovey-dovey. There are a few stipulations: no indecent photos and nobody younger than 18 years can be in your pic. Like Nivea's facebook page, and upload your favorite PDA pic. Below is the pic I submitted. Here is the link to the promotion:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dry Idea Giveaway

Summertime in Alabama is vicious! Ok... here's my cheesy sales pitch: Make sure you"under-arm" yourself to withstand the heat and humidity of the season. Oh, alright, I'm sorry. That was pretty bad. Let me make it up to three of you who may be reading this by giving you a chance to try a product that claims to provide superior all day protection from wetness and odor.

Presenting: Dry Idea Advanced Dry Antiperspirant and Deodorant. Oops, before I forget, here is a disclaimer required by the FCC: Dry idea provided a free sample of their Advanced Dry Roll-On for this post. My participation in voluntary and my opinions, as always, are my own. Ok, now on with it. I got to try the unscented, hypoallergenic roll-on to review for my readers. Now, I'm not a fan of roll-on or unscented deodorants, but it was very cool and kept me dry during a very hectic trip with my girls to Midtown Village. In and out of a hot car three times, struggling with carseats and cranky little ones, catch my drift. It was surprisingly effective. Three of my readers will get a chance to try it out for themselves. You must subscribe to my blog to be eligible! Below, hopefully is a rafflecopter entry form. You can enter a number of times by satisfying the conditions of the entry form. Winners will be notified by email on June 28th. You will get a voucher for a product of your choice. Good luck, and stay dry in the meanwhile!

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