Friday, October 28, 2011

Christmas cash event sign ups!

I know during the holidays everyone can use
a little extra cash.
I am currently excepting bloggers for this
                                                wonderful event.

There are very easy on the wallet ways to be a 
part of this Cash event.

$5 for 1 social media site
$10 for 2 sites
$15 for 3 sites
$20 for 4
$5 each for any additional sites.

All money from this event is going to the cash prize.
I am volunteering my time for this event.
This event will run from December 1st through December 10th.

Payment for this event can be sent through paypal
then click here to sign up with your sites. 
Sign ups will close on November 25th to ensure we have time
to get the giveaway all ready.

The more blogs that participate the higher the cash payout will be.
This is a great way to increase followers
and the perfect time to join in an event.

This event is being held by Our Crazy Bunch and Confessions of a Marine Wife.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Welcome to the $125 Christmas Toy Giveaway! Winner will receive a LEGO Ultimate Building Set ($24), Barbie Princess Playset ($40), KidKraft Metal Accessories Set ($24) and two Pillow Pets ($40) shipped directly to their home OR they can opt for a $125 Amazon gift card or Paypal cash. Winner will be chosen by

To enter, simply follow each of us via Google Friend Connect using the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway starts 10/24 at 12:00 am EST and ends 11/6 at 11:59 pm EST.

Note regarding double entries: We know that many of our readers enter multiple giveaways a day and sometimes lose track of which ones they've entered. If you should happen to enter twice by accident or on separate blogs, this will NOT disqualify you. At the end of the giveaway all double entries are deleted so that each person has only one set of entries. This is to ensure that all entrants have a fair chance at being chosen as the winner.

Don't forget that there are several daily entry opportunities as well, so bookmark this giveaway and come back every day to claim yours!

Good luck!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Blog hops and a Deployment update.

I've been able to communicate with my husband almost every day which is making this a little easier.

The kids are still having a bit of a hard times but that's to be expected.

My son's birthday is coming up in a few days and he is heartbroken that his dad won't be here.

More than that though I think it's even harder on my husband.

I'm making a huge deal out of this party and plan on taking a ton of pictures.

So expect to be over loaded with pictures this weekend!

Now on to the blog hops. Happy Monday and have fun making new bloggy friends

The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom

Friday, October 14, 2011

Weekend blog hops!

If you are new to my blog make sure you enter my Freschetta prize pack giveaway

Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Halloween birthday party!!!

My son's Halloween themed Birthday party next week and I need some major help.

I am wanting to do some fun but easy finger foods and am at a loss for ideas.

It's an early evening party.

So I am hoping some of my bloggy friends can help me out.

What kind of fun finger foods would you have at a kids party?

There will be a wide range of ages.

The food doesn't need to be Halloween themes because everything else will be.

Thank you all ahead of time and I look forward to hearing everyones advice.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Freschetta's proud to support pink **Giveaway**

October is Breast cancer awareness month and Freschetta is doing their part to support this great cause.
But the can't do it without us.
Through October 31st when you buy specially marked Freschetta pizzas and Artisan pizzas you will find a code that you can enter at
For every code that is entered Freschetta will be donating $1 to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer center.
They are trying to reach a goal of $50,000
And if that's not great you will love the fact that they are giving away 50 pink Ipod shuffles every week on the site.
And they will be donating another 50 pink ipod shuffles to four cancer centers in america each week.
You can learn more about this program at:

1 winner will win a prize pack which will include
A coupon for Freschetta pizza
 2 pairs of pink headphones, one for you and one to share

I received the same prize pack as above in exchange for an honest post about the Proud to support pink campaign. All opinions in the review belong to only me.

Please make a fallen Marines last wish come true!!!

Marine SSGT Thomas Dudley was KIA in July of 2011.

He had been in the process of adopting his step daughter Taylor.

To him she was already his daughter and they both wanted to make it legal.

There is a petition to help this family make this fallen Marines last wish come true.

So I am asking for you all to go here and sign it if you believe it is the right thing to do.

And when you are done make sure you stop by his wife's blog and show her some support.

SSGT Thomas Dudley USMC
Gone but never forgotten

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Friday Blog Hops!

Blog Hops Everyday Friday Blog Hop

My little girl isn't a baby anymore WHAT???

This week I have realized my two year old is no longer a baby.

She has become a very independent little person.

How did this little girl who needed me so much only yesterday grow up in the blink of an eye?

She wakes up every morning and walks down the stairs with her blankie and says "mommy breakfast?"

I should be ecstatic about this but a huge part of me is very sad.

As parents it is bittersweet watching our babies grow up.

The problem is that she is growing so much while my husband is gone.

I try my best to tell him everything she is learning and doing, but these things only happen once and we can't change that.

Rather than continuing to be sad about this I a going to put all my energy into making an amazing scrapbook of all the things she is doing while he is away!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thinking about Christmas already!

It's almost that time of the year and I am super excited!!!

I have a major obsession with holidays traditions especially Christmas.

It all starts in the fall with deciding on Christmas cards.

This year I will be getting mine through Tiny Prints.

With so many wonderful shapes and styles to choose from we can all send out the perfect card this year.

Who can resists these beautiful cards?

The circles cards are so cute and have so many options to choose from.

And a pop up card? I never even knew it was possible to get a custom pop up card!

I am still deciding which one will be perfect for my family.

With my husband gone this year I have decided to use a picture from the day he left.

After all he's a part of this family and I want it to be special even if we have to celebrate without him.

So what is your favorite holiday tradition?

Do you send out cards?

I would love to hear what all my readers think about the new Tiny Prints Holiday line.

This is a sponsored post by Tiny Prints and I will be receiving a code for free cards in return for my honest review. All opinions in the post are that of my own.