Saturday, February 5, 2011

Going Green For 2011 Imagination Box Co. EcoFriendly Arts & Crafts Toys Review & Giveaway - Arizona Mama - LOW Entries! Ends Tonight!

"The Castle Tower is made with sturdy double-walled corrugated board, it is durable and made to last.  The tower can be broken down for storage and put back together again when ready."

Click HERE to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a Castle Tower of your very own on Arizona Mama! Ends TONIGHT!

First-Ever Chuggington DVD! "Let's Ride The Rails" Reader Giveaway on The Cartoon Lovin' Mama - 2/17

Click HERE to enter for a chance to win a copy of the Chuggington DVD, "Let's Ride the Rails" on The Cartoon Lovin' Mama!

Ends 2/17at midnight CST

Friday, February 4, 2011

LOW Entry Giveaways ending Tonight! (Saturday 2/5)

- Going Green For 2011 Imagination Box Co. EcoFriendly Arts and Crafts Toys Review & Giveaway US only - Arizona Mama

- Kidz Bop 19 Review and Giveaway (2 winners) - US only - Harvest for Tomorrow

- Review and $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway US only - Coupon Queen Bee

- PaperToy Monster kids book Giveaway! - US only - Coupon Queen Bee

- Valentine's Cards from Pear Tree Greetings Giveaway! (PDT) US only - Giveaways and More!

- Coupon for a FREE bag of Purina beyOnd dry dog or cat food (up to $9.99) Giveaway! (@11:59p.m. CST) US only

Printable Coupons for some NESTLE Valentine's Day Chocolate candy, etc.!

Handmade With Love Winter Giveaways - Websites with LOW Entries!

Handmade With Love Winter Giveaway in going on right now until February 6th.
Great news for those of you who LOVE entering giveaways with LOW entries. We have several giveaways with low entries.
What does that mean for you? 

So what are you waiting for? Hurry on over to all these great sites listed below.
Click on the link to take you to the giveaway post. Each link says who can enter

JBUG Jewelry Designs 15% off Discount Code!

Check out JBUG Jewelry Designs! I really love her cute necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc.

This Family Circle Necklace is my favorite!

In honor of her NEW Dragonfly Necklace, and my Mommies group, you can use code 2009Dragonflies when you check out to receive 15% off your entire order!

Upcoming Review and Giveaway Sponsor!

Discount Codes - Little Grips, Old Tim Candy, ProFlowers, Intemperantia Chocolates

Little Grips - Use code F10 when you check out to receive 10% off your order!

Old Time Candy - Use code CANDY75 to receive 10% off your entire order! (code expires 3/31)
(Upcoming review and Giveaway sponsor)

Click here to go to Featured Product Reviews to enter for a chance to win a GC for!  If you need some sooner, Click HERE to go to and use code DEAL15 at check out to receive 15% off your order!

Mmm... Who couldn't use some Chocolates right now! I know that I could! Check out Intemperantia Chocolate Truffles! Use code E10M for 10% Off your order!

Crunchy Beach Mama is having a Giveaway right now to give you a chance to win some chocolates from Intemperantia!

LOW Entry Giveaways Linky - Little Yaya's!

Little Yaya's is currently hosting a LOW Entry Giveaway Linky!

Click HERE for the Linky and to post your LOW Entry Giveaway(s) now!


Babylegs Giveaway coming in March on my blog!

Use code PRETTY11 when you check out, for 20% off through 2/24 on!!!
Thank you Pretty Little Products
Enter to win their FaceBook Friday Valentine's Giveaway, and you could win a mystery basket full of BabyLegs merchandise worth $200!! To enter place an order of $25 or more and include one of these items: Luau, Homerun, Tetris, White Ribbed, Kaleidoscope, Lil' Orange/Aqua (for newborns), and/or Rose Dots Tights. Contest starts today and ends on Sunday at midnight, and the winner(s) will be announced on Monday! 
Enter by clicking on the "Discussions" link in the top tool bar on Babylegs Facebook page. Then, post your name and order number. We will pick winner(s) by random drawing Monday AM. Gift baskets will be sent out by Tuesday in order for the winners to receive them by Monday - Valentine's Day!! Depending on the number of entrants, we may have multiple winners! Hope you enjoy this!!

PS-Trust me- these baskets are going to be worth it! SUPER COOL!
Click HERE to go to now and purchase your $25 worth of Babylegs, use code PRETTY11 at check out to receive 20 percent off, and I would say that's a pretty cool deal! Make sure to include at least one of the pairs listed above!

Click HERE to order your Touchdown Leg Warmers today!

Or these Fluttering Butterflies which I just ordered for Chloe!

Nestle Toll House Gift Pack Giveaway on Oh My Sugar High! (ends 2/8)

Click HERE to enter this Giveaway for a chance to win Valentine Friends Sugar Cookies from Nestle Toll House on Oh My Sugar High!

Ends 2/8 at 11:59p.m. CST

You could win: A limited edition NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® cookie tin, two free Valentine Friends Sugar Cookie product coupons (expire 2/21/11), an activity book for Moms including coupons and two sheets of Valentine and Easter stickers.

Friday Blog Hops! (2/4)

Make sure to tell her "Happy Birthday!"

A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design Friday Blog Hop

Born2Impress Blog Hop

Friend Finding Fridays

Valetine's Day Cupcake Recipe and How to Easy Directions on Hoosier Homemade!

Below is the recipe and step by step directions on how to make these beautiful Valentine's Day Cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade!

(I copied this recipe from Hoosier Homemade's email newletter to share with you.)

The Valentine Cupcakes for today, have two of my favorite flavor combinations...chocolate and raspberry. As always {you know me} they are easy but impressive.
The cupcakes are filled with Raspberry Cream Cheese frosting and the tops are cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Here is how I put them together...{recipe below}

Bake and cool cupcakes, then with a serrated knife, cut the top mounded part of the cupcake off, set aside. I filled my cupcake liners a little more than I usually do, so that when they baked there would be an extra mound. Then to create the hole for the filling, I use an apple corer, try not to go down all the way to the bottom of the cupcake {if you do it's not a big deal} turn the corer and bring out the cupcake plug. Fill the 
 hole with frosting.

Then with a small heart shaped cookie cutter, I used one that came in a box with several other cutters from Wilton, cut out the heart. Mound the Raspberry Cream Cheese frosting in the middle of the cupcake, push a little to the edge.

Then place the top onto the cupcake, then carefully add a little more frosting inside the heart.

Chocolate Cake Recipe: {from Martha}
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners; set aside. Sift together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.
  2. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups,I use about 1/4 cup of batter. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 15 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Cool completely.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe:
  • 1 (8 oz) Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening (or more butter)
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry preserves or other flavor you like
  • 2 tablespoons Raspberry Liquor or liquid from fresh raspberries {I used liquid from frozen raspberries)
  • 4-6 cups powdered sugar
Directions: Cream the butter, shortening, and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in the preserves and liquid. Slowly add the powdered sugar until you get the consistency you like.

And, there you have it...delicious but easy Valentine's Day Cupcakes for your kiddos and your sweetie!

Be sure to check in next week on Hoosier Homemade, she will be sharing Chocolate Goodness every DAY!
Until next time...Happy Baking!

Post a comment below with your favorite Valentine's Day recipes!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Don't forget to enter the Handmade with Love Winter Giveaways - Blog Hop! (ends 2/6)

Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway

Click here to check out my Handmade with Love Winter Giveaways! 7 Winners! Enter to win Bows, Bow holders, coupon organizers, and handmade Valentine's Day cards! Easy Entries!

My other Giveaways: (low entries)  :o(
(Please share them with others, thank you)

Enter to Win a coupon for a FREE bag of Purina beyOnd Dog or Cat food! U.S. only (Ends 2/5)

Cowgirl Chocolates Review and Giveaway! U.S. & CAN - (Ends 2/6)

Trading Phrases wall decals $25 GC Review and Giveaway! (open to U.S. and CAN)(ends 2/9)

LOW Entry Giveaways ending Today and Tonight! (Friday 2/4)

Retweet for me on Twitter please! Thank you!

You can tweet this: LOW Entry Giveaways that end 2/4!

- Brilliant Lenses Screen Cleaning Wipes Giveaway! - Free Hot Samples

- Just Eyewear Review and Giveaway! - Ah...Deals...Beckee's Deals

- Skin MD Natural Lotion Giveaway! US only (@10am CST) - A Day in Motherhood

- $35 CSN Stores GC Giveaway! US/CAN (CST) - Cinema Cupcakes

- $55 CSN Stores GC Giveaway! - Inside BruCrew Life

- JUMBiES Giveaway! (@12noon MST) US only - Giveaway Blogdom

- Jumbies Giveaway (You will win 2 of them!) (@5pm EST) US only - Free and Frugal Mommy of one

- Dinosaur Train PJ's Giveaway! - (MST) US only - Heavenly Savings

- 4 Butterfly Distressed Tags and 1 Paper Print Hairpin Giveaway! (MST) US only - Giveaway Blogdom

- Enstrom's Almond Toffee review and giveaway! (MST) - US only - Giveaway Blogdom

- A Pair of Heart Shaped Lavender Sachets Giveaway! (MST) Worldwide - Giveaway Blogdom

- $50 GC to EdenFantasys Giveaway! (@9pm PST) - Growing a Baby in Seattle Reviews

- Tag*A*Long Giveaway! - Mama's Money Savers

- Purex Complete Crystals Softener Giveaway (3 winners) - Mama's Money Savers (She extended it to 2/4, so yes, you can still enter it!)

- Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! - "Wubbzy Be Mine" DVD Prize Pack - Giveaway! (@midnight CST) - The Cartoon Lovin' Mama

- Tropical Traditions 5 lb. bag of Organic Whole Wheat Flour Giveaway - Feeding Four

- Gorton's Seafood Review & Giveaway (5 Winners) & Gorton's Seafood January Grilled Giveaway (US only) (@11:59p.m. CST) - Divalicious Deals

- My LARGEST Giveaway to Date!! (A LOT of Etsy Items!) (@11:59p.m. PST) - KdBuggie Boutique (blog)

- $35 CSN Stores GC Giveaway! US/CAN - Be Your Best Mom

- 2 Valentine Korker Hair Bows - Giveaway (EST) US only - Pot of Gold Giveaways

- WIN A cute Felt Crown For Your Prince Or Princess Giveaway! (@9pm EST) US only - Momsence in NJ's Blog

- Tee Wit (kids t-shirts) $20 GC Giveaway! - US/CAN - Table for Five reviews and giveaway

- Little Lizard King Sewing Pattern GIVEAWAY! ETSY (@12pm EST) - Bug Creator

- Be True to Your Heart necklace Giveaway! (2 winners!) (@11:59pm EST) US only - Mommylok

- Coffee-Mate Ultimate CoffeeHouse Experience Prize Pack Giveaway (@Noon CST) US only - My Baton Rouge Mommy

30 Meals in One Day Cookbook & Software Review and Giveaway on Mama to a Sweet Thing! - LOW Entries! (ends 2/12)

Click HERE
to enter for a chance to win 30 Meals in One Day Cookbook and Software on Mama to a Sweet Thing!

Ends 2/12 at 12p.m. PST

LOW Entries!

LOW Entry Giveaways that end Tonight! (Thursday 2/3)

- Vital ID by Belly Charms Review and Giveaway! (US only) - Joan's Reviews and Giveaways

- Gold Canyon Candles Giveaway! - Our Whiskey Lullaby

- All I Want (kids) CD Giveaway! US/CAN (@9pm PST) - Growing a Baby in Seattle Reviews

- Make Your Own Collage Poster from Juxio Giveaway (11:59pm EST) - Modern Parents Messy Kids

- $20.00 gift certificate Giveaway to Artfire shop! - Joyful Service

- Ancient Stones Mineral Makeup {Review & Giveaway} US only (@ midnight EST) - Susie B. Homemaker

- GeoPalz Review and Giveaway! (@12noon CST) - My Memphis Mommy

- $15 CSN Stores GC Giveaway! (@11pm EST) - Craft Couture

- FREELY ME Designs Giveaway! (@8pm) - in the life of a johnson
(Winner will receive a free custom invitation, announcement, or thank-you card file. The winner may choose from something on the site, OR I they can make something new just for you!)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

3 Great Giveaways on Ah...Deals...Beckee's Deals!

Click HERE for a chance to win a Pair of Glasses from Just Eyewear (up to $50!!!) on Ah...Deals...Beckee's Deals!
Ends this Friday, 2/4 @ 11:59p.m. CST

Click HERE for a chance to win a Chalkboard Tee for your child, niece, nephew or grandchild!
Ends 2/14 @11:59p.m. CST

Click HERE for a chance to win some Screen Cleaning Wipes from Brilliant Lenses!
Ends 2/14 @11:59p.m. CST

$1.00 off Coupon for The Skinny Cow

Click HERE and like The Skinny Cow on Facebook for the coupon!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Handmade with Love Winter Giveaways - Blog Hop! (Feb. 2nd - Feb. 6th) U.S. and Canada for some of them

Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway

Giveaway #1 - Bow Holder of your choice from Cheesecake Milkshake on Etsy! - open to U.S. and Canada

Follow Cheesecake Milkshake on Facebook!

Mindy is the owner of Cheesecake Milkshake on Etsy! The bow holders that she designs are so cute! I had the pleasure of reviewing a bow holder that she made for my daughter. Mindy even personalized it for her! I really love that the main part of the bow holder is made out of wood! It really is cuter than the photo that I posted. Here is a photo of our new bow holder in my baby girl's bedroom:

Mindy, at Cheesecake Milkshake, also makes and sells bows, hair clippies, headbands, and onesie and bow sets! Click HERE to check out her Etsy page now to choose which bow holder you might like to win!

My Little Cupcake Onesie & Clip Set - 3 to 6 month size - $5.00!

She just added some more Disney ones for sale on her Etsy page!

Scroll to the end of this post to enter one or all of the giveaways!

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GIVEAWAY #2 - Two Bows from Princess Bowtique (facebook seller) (one for Valentine's Day, and one for St. Patrick's Day!) - open to U.S. only

I bought some bows from her and she sent along a few extra for me to review. Below is a few of her bows in my daughter's hair. The bows are very well made and so cute! Everywhere we go we get compliments on the bows in her hair!

Monkey Bows

Ballerina Bow

Pink, brown, and white bows, so adorable!

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GIVEAWAY # 3 - $10 Gift Certificate to Stefanies Bownanza shop on Etsy! or to her other shop - M2M Heaven - Hairbows, Headbands, Clippies, and More! - open to U.S. and Canada

I recently reviewed some bows from Stefanies Bownanza! I thought they were so cute! She even put some non-slip foam on each bow to keep them from sliding out of a little girl's hair! Below is a couple of photos of my daughter wearing her cute bow creations!

Stefanie makes everything from Itty Bitty Clippies to Big Boutique Bows to Hand Painted Bows and Bow holders! Click HERE to check out Stefanie's other Etsy shop - M2M Heaven - Hairbows, Headbands, Clippies, and More!

Follow Stefanie's Bownana on Facebook!

Scroll to the end of this post to enter one or all of the giveaways!

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GIVEAWAY #4 - Six (6) pack of Handmade Valentine's Day Cards with matching envelopes from Scrapin Sara's Gifts Etsy shop! - open to U.S. only

All 6 Valentine's Day Cards that Sara made by hand!

All Six Cards come with Matching Envelopes decorated by Sara!
Every card has Happy Valentine's Day Stamped inside of it!

Scroll to the end of this post to enter one or all of the giveaways!

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Jaime hand makes and sells paintings, headbands, owl pillows, ceramics, jewelry, hair accessories, and brooches! She is a jack of all trades and very creative. Check out Jaime's Home Made with Love etsy shop! The add her to your Favorites on Etsy!

You can follow Jaime on Facebook, and her Blog!

Scroll to the end of this post to enter one or all of the giveaways!

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GIVEAWAY #6 - Deb's Etsy shop is called Glowgirl, and she has donated Two (2) Coupon Organizers (winner's choice!) for me to giveaway! (One Coupon Holder Organizer and One Mega Large Coupon Organizer!) - open to U.S. and Canada 

I was send a Mega Large Coupon Organizer to review and I really love it! I can take ALL of my coupons to any grocery store that I go to and not have to worry about what I left at home so that I can get a great deal on something that I just found. I can go straight to my coupons and they are with me every time I leave the house to go to any store! I love my Coupon Organizer! I don't know how I lived without one for so long.

Follow GlowGirl on Facebook!

Scroll to the end of this post to enter one or all of the giveaways!

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Giveaway #7 - 3 Little Giggles Etsy shop - One Bow Holder and 3 Bows (of your choice!) - open to US and Canada! 

Follow 3 Little Giggles on Facebook!

Click here to check out her website too!

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Giveaways end at 11:59p.m. CST on February 6th, 2011 

Click on the other Blogs below to enter more Handmade with Love Winter Giveaways!

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