Saturday, June 4, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

PLEASE Don't leave your kids in the Car, EVER!

I don't care if they are sleeping, you are only running into a liquor store or 7/11, NEVER leave your kids in the car alone without someone 14 years of age or older at least, sitting with them. Don't ever leave your kids in the car with the engine running, with the AC on, and the doors closed. You might think that they can't or won't get out of their car seats, but never underestimate your children.

With it getting HOT outside, more and more people are leaving their sleeping children parked in HOT cars with the windows cracked or down. Why the heck would you do this? When you come back to the car, even 5 minutes later, it can be Extremely Hot in your car and your children can suffer heat stroke or even death! Seriously, use common sense. If you were a child, you wouldn't want anyone to leave you in a parked, HOT car with no AC and no supervision. So don't do this to your children.

This also applies to Dogs and other animals too!

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PLEASE Don't leave your kids in the Car, EVER!

Low Entry Giveaways ending Today and Tonight! (Friday 6/3)

Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking Set from Melissa & Doug (@12noon EST) - Fabulous Daily Deals

$5.00 GC (@9pm CST) Worldwide - The Steady Hand

Handmade Coin Purse or Tissue Holder of your choice - Etsy Worldwide - MyHobbyShop

Photo Jewelry making kit (Worldwide - Giveaway Blogdom

$30 GC to Novica (@10pm EST) Worldwide - Dragonfly Sweetnest

Fancy Fairy Make Up Kit from Luna Organics US/CAN - Frazzled Mama

Organic Insect Repellent from Tropical Traditions US/CAN - Miracle Momas

$25 GC to A Lucky Horseshoe (vinyl wall decals) (@10pm EST) US/CAN - Mom in Training

Shirt/Bodysuit from Uncom­monly Cute US/CAN - Sew Me Mine

Nameframe in the design of your choice US/CAN - A Wrestling Addicted Mommy

Tru Kid products - face stick, a body wash and a face and body lotion US/CAN - Giveaway Blogdom

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog's Life US/CAN - Giveaway Blogdom

Three (3) 16oz Mia Bella Gourmet Candles US/CAN - The Pilot's Wife

Bundle of Nature's Path products (@11pm) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Hasbro game, RATUKI, and 3 bags of Hershey’s Kisses U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Contigo (Trekker) Children's Travel Mug - Table for Five reviews and giveaways

One of six PongCano limited edition T-shirts! (men and women styles available) (6 winners) U.S. - Wishful Thinking 247

Full-sized Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35 (4oz) and Protective Face Balm SPF 6 (.75 oz), and a travel sized Soothing Cream (.75 oz.) (@9pm PST) U.S. - Growing My Kids Reviews

Flowfold sailcloth wallet by LTR - vegan & eco friendly U.S. - life in the lost world...

Six different Softlips chapsticks U.S. - Sippy Cup Mom

Softlips (6 pk.) U.S. - Giveaway Blogdom

2.6 oz. bottle of Arnica Gel (sore muscle reliever) U.S. - Giveaway Blogdom

Coupon for a Free Sea Pak product of your choice (@10pm EST) U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest

Coupon for a FREE Farm Rich product (@10pm EST) U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest

Boon Water Bugs U.S. - FFCM

8oz. bottle of Prefense Hand Sanitizer U.S. - Kerrific Online

8oz. bottle of Prefense Hand Sanitizer U.S. - Musings from a Stay At Home Mom

Tool called "Open It" - U.S. - ChicnSavvy Reviews

$15 GC to Jacquelynnies - Etsy - Family, Scrapbooks and Coffee
(traditional leg warmers, bottle cap necklaces, custom tooth pillows, and hooded towels)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Today is National Donut Day! (Friday, 6/3)

Go buy Dunkin' Donuts or Krisy Kreme and grab your FREE Donut today!

Krispy Kreme is giving away FREE donuts, one per customer, regardless of what you purchase.

Dunkin' Donuts is only giving away one donut with the purchase of a beverage. 50% off your order when you spend $50 or more Plus FREE Shipping!

Go to and into their Clearance section! There are so many items on Clearance right now! Once they are gone, they won't be bringing these babylegs legwarmers, tights, or socks back in stock!

Put $50 or more worth of items from the Clearance section into your cart, and then use code BL5050 when you check out to receive HALF off your entire order! Plus FREE Shipping!!! (They are all out of the "I Love Daddy" ones already.)

Princess Bowtique Review and Giveaway! (3 Winners!) (U.S.) Ends 6/21

You have seen the Cute Bows that my daughter wears in her hair! I am going to give Two of my readers a chance to Win some!

I really love the Bows from Princess Boutique. My daughter never leaves our home without bows in her hair. Even on days when we stay home, she asks me to put bows in her hair. She loves playing with them, and of course one of her first words is "Bow." I have never had any of them fall apart on me. My daughter very rarely pulls them out of her hair, but when she does, she gives to bow to me to put back in her hair!

Maritza, the owner of Princess Boutique, creates really cute hair bows and headbands for little girls for infant girls and any other little girl who likes to wear bows in her hair. All bows and headbands are handmade by Maritza! When I want to purchase bows from her, I look through her photos on her Facebook page and ask her what is available to purchase and add to our ever-growing bow collection!

Princess Boutique also sells Four (4) inch Bows! These are much bigger then the 3 inch toddler bows that I am giving away. They are just as cute as the smaller bows, if not more cute!

I am giving away 2 sets of bows:

Giveaway #1 - Three (3) Bow Set - One Bee print, One Black, and One Yellow (All Three bows are 3 inches across and each bow is attached to a double prong clip)

Giveaway #2 - Three (3) Bow Set - one Hot or bright pink Bow, one Light Pink Bow, and one Cinderella Coach Bow (All Three bows are 3 inches across and each bow is attached to a double prong clip)

Giveaway #3 - Princess Bowtique is sponsoring a 4 inch Pink Cherry print Bow to give away!

You could Win one set of bows, or two sets, or the two sets plus the 4 inch bow too! If you like all of them that is!

Please read the NEW Giveaway Rules before you enter any of my Giveaways, thank you.

Please leave your Email address with EVERY comment/entry, or they will be deleted. NO EXCEPTIONS.

1) Follow my Blog on GFC (Google Friend Connect) and leave a comment telling me that you do along with your email address. (1 entry) (This must be done before any other entries/comments or your other entries/comments will be deleted until this is done first. Any comments that follow will have to be redone until the Mandatory entry is completed, no exceptions.)

Extra Entries:
1) Follow Princess Bowtique on Facebook and tell her that Airplanes and Dragonflies sent you. (3 entries)

2) Go to Princess Bowtique and tell me which bow is your favorite. (1 entry)

3) Let me know which Bows that you would like to win, Giveaway #1, #2, #3, or all of them! (1 entry)

4) Follow me on Facebook. (2 entries)

5) Sign up for my emails. (2 entries) (You must confirm your email subscription or these entries won't count.)

6) Post my Airplanes and Dragonflies button on your blog and leave me the link. (3 entries) (You must have at least 60 followers or more on your blog for these entries to count.)

7) Follow me on Twitter. (1 entry)

8) Share on Twitter. (1 entry per day)
Please Tweet This: @matthewsmommy Princess Bowtique Bows Giveaway! (3 winners) Ends 6/21

9) Share this Giveaway on your Facebook page and leave me the link. (1 entry per day)

Giveaway Ends 6/21 at 11:59p.m. - Open to U.S. residents only

Disclosure: I purchased these bows to give away. No compensation was exchanged. I will be sending these bows out to the winners myself. Winners will be chosen by within one to three days after the giveaway ends. I will be checking Every entry to make sure that you did what you say you did, as some people entering my giveaways have not been honest about their entries.

Winners of the EdenFantasys $60 GC and Yoplait Greek Yogurt Prize Pack are:

Winner of the EdenFantasys $60 GC is: #101 - mframe said...
GFC blog follower- mframe00

Winner of the Yoplait Greek Yogurt Prize Pack is: #4 - farmgirl said...
Following you on GFC
Heather G

Winners were chosen by

Low Entry Giveaways ending Today and Tonight! (Thursday 6/2)

50 Invitations for One (1) Winner, 5" x 7" 14pt Cardstock Gloss Front and Back Printing, No Envelopes, 3 Business Days Turn Around Time from (@12noon EST) U.S. - Fabulous Daily Deals

One bottle of NutraSea Kids vitamins CANADA only - Country Mouse, City Mouse

Limited Edition Camp Combo pack from Mabel's Labels (@11pm) US/CAN - Having Fun Saving

Seat Sack Prize Pack (5 winners) US/CAN - Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink

The Arrivals: A Novel by Meg Mitchell Moore (2 winners) US/CAN - Just Another New Blog

Chicken of the Sea Prize Pack (2 winners) U.S. - To Be Thode

Print of your choice from Arian Armstrong - The B Keeps Us Honest

Board Game called Dakota (3 winners) U.S. - Father Geek

The Portable Pediatrician book (6/2 or 6/10?) - Mummy Knows Reviews

Intelligender - Mummy Knows Best

One Pair of Babylegs U.S. - Lil' Tulips

$60 GC to Stella and Dot for Jewelry U.S. - Giveaways and More

$25 GC to It's A Bow's Life - Etsy (@9pm CST) - Mom-A-Logues

Custom Pair of terry cloth Beach Bottoms from Pajama Jones Designs - Etsy (@9pm CST) - Mom-A-Logues

Journal from CafePress (@10pm PST) U.S. - The Reynolds Mom

Rock-n-Learn Multiplication Rap (DVD, I think) (@9pm CST) U.S. - Closer to Lucy

Three (3) 2011 Limited Edition Schick Intuition handles, plus razor refills (@9pm) U.S. - Growing My Kids Reviews

Your choice of a Finished Charm Bracelet from Charm Factory (@5pm EST) U.S. - free & frugal mommy of one

Three (3) Bags of Beanfields Chips U.S. - Mom in Training

Barney - I Can Do It! - DVD U.S. - Shining 2 Save

Pretty Woman Airbrushed Nail Kit U.S. - A Wrestling Addicted Mommy

One pair of Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Inserts (a $50 value)! (Note that you must be able to visit a Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Center if you win. Go to to be sure there’s a location in your area.) U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking Set from Melissa & Doug (6/3 @12noon EST) - Fabulous Daily Deals

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (6/1) - Morning Visitor

He is a wild turtle that we think lives in our back yard around our creek. He decided to sit near our dog's kennel and annoy them. The dogs barked at him, and he could have cared less. I took a few photos, and it didn't seem to bother him either. Doesn't it look like he is smiling!

Check out Scott Gould Photography (Etsy shop)! (20% discount code)

Purchase this beautiful Eiffel Tower Paris 8x12 photo print and other prints, by Scott Gould Photography on Etsy!

Use code "GRANDOPENING" to receive 20% off your order!

Celebrate any occasion with! (Adult eyes only)

Want to celebrate the new pirate movie with the one you love? How about a cute little Pirate wench costume from to help set the mood? "Yo Ho Ho!" This pirate wench costume is always ready to search for buried treasure. This Coquette costume includes a rigid lace gathered crop top, brocade and lace dress with back zipper closure, hat and sword. Be ready for adventure in this Sexy Pirate Wench Costume!

Are you planning an adult vacation or weekend for you and your husband or boyfriend soon? Take along the Pure Romance collection kit! Fuel the passion with the Pure Romance Collection from Evolved. Complete with everything you need from massagers all the way down to candles. This Romance Enhancing kit, is perfect for anyone who is looking to add a little extra fun and passion into their love life. The Pure Romance Collection also makes the perfect gift for any occasion!

Whatever the occasion, EdenFantasys can help you find the perfect gifts!

Tuesday Blog Hops (5/31)


Low Entry Giveaways ending Tonight! (Tuesday 5/31)

Family movie pass for four (two adults, two children) to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides! CANADA only - Country Mouse, City Mouse

3 eye shadows (Torn Fishnets, On the Rocks, and Spellbound), a sample of Bolero Blush, and a tube of Dixie Lip Stain. (These are from their Whiskey Tango Sideshow and Spring 2011 collection) Worldwide - Jennifae's Beauty Blog

$25 worth of Surprise Hair products from Cover Your Worldwide - 50Plus Single BBW

DinerWear Scarf Worldwide - 50Plus Single BBW

iStyle Adult T-Shirt from iStyle Originals CAN/US - 50Plus Single BBW

Five (5) Pounds of Powdered Laundry Detergent from Tropical Traditions US/CAN - Marlie and Me

One "artist's choice" decorative Glass Straw from Strawesome US/CAN - Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink

T-Shirt from (adult tee valued at $16.99 or less) (@9pm MST) US/CAN - It's OK to be WEIRD

$10 Amazon GC Giveaway US/CAN - Affording Common Cents

Skin MD natural shielding lotion US/CAN - Affording Common Cents

2 Packs of Boogie Wipes and coupons - TiffsPixieDust

Full size and Travel size Spongeables - Lavender nectur with buffer - TiffsPixieDust

Sprout Diaper Change Shell of your choice in color (and one insert) - The Great Letdown

Tree Hut Bath & Body product of your choice U.S. - Featured Product Reviews

“WordWorld: The Train Escapade” DVD U.S. - Mom and More

One BornFree Eco Classic bottle with ActiveFlow U.S. - Mom and More

Meray Arnett Reversible Nylon Cut Out Tote (a $95 value) in Beige/Navy U.S. - Sugar N Spice N All Things Nice

Coupon for a free Welch’s 100% Grape Juice 46oz., 64oz. or 96oz. bottle good through 8/31/11 U.S. - Shining 2 Save

One bottle of the oral rinse and a tube of the toothpaste from Therabreath (@9pm CST) - little boys are made of frogs and snails and puppy dog tails

Piece of Jewelry from Jewel Mint - One Stop Giveaway Shop

$50 worth of Cherry Tree Soaps products - Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy

Two Growums Garden Kits each (2 winners) -

$25 GC to (sporting goods, bikes, treadmills, cameras and more!) (@3pm EST) U.S. - Mom-Blog

OXY Clinical Acne Solutions Pack U.S. - Must Read Faster

Redbox Code (5 winners) (@6pm EST) U.S. - Grand Giveaways

$30 gift code to My Miche (handbags) - Dinosaurs & Dandelions

UnPlanned DVD - For One Another

Baby Blanket from the Jungle Safari collection (Vintage Couture) U.S. - Champagne Wisdom

One set of Sterling Anabella curtains (100% Egyptian Cotton) from U.S. - Marvelous Mommy

One ebook copy (PDF, ePub or .mobi) of Riversong by Tess Hardwick - Workaday Reads

Olivia and the Great Outdoors Prize Pack U.S. - Icefairy's Treasure Chest

Gooseberry Patch's Cookbook, "Mom's Very Best Recipes" - Affording Common Cents

Reuseable Snack Bag from Eco Lunch Gear in your choice of pattern U.S. - The Reynolds Mom

Full-sized Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35 (4oz) and Protective Face Balm SPF 6 (.75 oz), as well as a travel sized Soothing Cream (.75 oz.) from Summer Essentials Skincare U.S. - The Reynolds Mom

CD-rom, Charlie Church Mouse Super Pak ($19.99 retail price) which is a 3-game set, including Preschool, Kindergarten, and Early Elementary for ages 2-8 from Left Behind Games U.S. - Fruitbearers

Monday, May 30, 2011

Best Pal Doll and Tea Set Giveaway on Mommy Katie! Ends 6/19

Enter for a chance to win a Best Pal Doll, Tea Set, and a CD for your daughter, granddaughter, or niece!

Ends 6/19 - Open to U.S. residents only


Featured LOW Entry Giveaways!

Hurtie Hug - Ice Pack Holder (your choice of color) (6/1 @5pm EST) - free & frugal mommy of one

Limited Edition Camp Combo pack from Mabel's Labels (6/2 @11pm) US/CAN - Having Fun Saving

Fancy Fairy Make Up Kit (for a little girl) from Luna Organics (6/3) US/CAN - Frazzled Mama

Shirt/Bodysuit from Uncom­monly Cute (6/3) US/CAN - Sew Me Mine

Travel Pillow and Car Seat Straps (handmade) from Lou Bugs Boutique - Etsy (6/4) U.S. - The Great Letdown

Winner #1 - An Exclusive Coffee-mate spoon and a Stir Stick & Winner #2 - Two Exclusive Coffee-mate Stir Sticks (6/5) U.S. - Fishful Thinking

Dora the Explorer Garden Gazebo - Mega Bloks (6/6) U.S. - Mommy Katie

All Natural Product of your choice from Melensol (sunscreen safe for everyone) (6/7) U.S. - Jumpin' Beans

One full-size product each of the Goddess Garden adult, kids and baby sunscreen (3 products) (6/8) U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Owl plushie and crinkle toy set from Lil Bundle of Joy - Etsy shop (6/9) U.S. - Too Blessed To Be Stressed

Teething Bling (6/10) U.S. - Mummy Knows Best

Low Entry Giveaways ending Today and Tonight! (Monday 5/30) - Happy Memorial Day!

$100 GC to Worldwide - StuffSmart

$15 GC to Pink Princess US/CAN - Frazzled Mama

Sounds Like Crazy - book by Shana Mahaffey (2 winners) US/CAN - The Girl From the Ghetto

$100 Gift Code to Ann's Bridal Bargain's US/CAN - Me, Him & the Cats

Personalized Towel from Tiffany Brown Designs - Etsy (@9pm CST) U.S. - CoolKids

Kidorable Backpack of your choice (@11pm) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Jet Black & the Ebony Knights - children's book (3 winners) U.S. - The Mama Report

Wordlock Bike Lock U.S. - 3 Princes And A Princess

Red, White and Blue Polkadot Pillowcase dress from Four Loves Etsy shop U.S. - 3 Princes And A Princess

BIG Novelty Box of Popcorners Chips U.S. - life in the lost world...

One bottle of Simple Green Pets Stain Remover U.S. - Mommy Katie

Crochet Hat of your choice from Wee Ones - Etsy (@9pm CST) - little boys are made of frogs and snails and puppy dog tails

Tide Prize Pack (2 winners) U.S. - Mommy Loves Giveaways

Moolala/My City Mommy $120 Cash - My Springfield Mommy

Stopain Roll On Pain Relieving Liquid U.S. - Miracle Momas

BornFree Eco Classic bottle with ActiveFlow U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Alphabet Print from Mimosa -

Kung Fu Panda Prize Pack U.S. - Coupon Cookin'

8oz. bottle of Prefense Foaming Hand Sanitizer - GivingNSharing

Set of Lavendar Nectar Spongeables U.S. - GivingNSharing

Kidorable Backpack of your choice U.S. - Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Knit Hat and Bow of your choice from Drama Queen Bows & Jewels (2 winners) - Dishin' With The Drama Queen

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways ending Tonight! (Sunday 5/29)

Pirates of the Caribbean Prize Pack US/CAN - Rant Rave Roll

Laugh Rabbit Jr. - Hand-Stitched Tooth Fairy Pillow - Etsy US/CAN

Scentsy - Lenox full sized warmer, and a scentsy bar of your choice US/CAN - Night Owls Perch

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive - book US/CAN - Becca's Backyard

Swimsuit of your choice from Voda Swim US/CAN - Guilty Pleasures 

Three Dinosaur Train books U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Kissa's Newborn cloth diaper from Kissaluvs (3 winners) U.S. -

My Twins First Birthday - children's book U.S. - Mommy Loves Giveaways

Underwater Adventures and A Trip to the San Diego Zoo DVD/CD combo packs from Baby Genius U.S. - Mommy Loves Giveaways

Justin Bieber DVD - "Never Say Never" (@8pm EST) - Simplified Saving

One Classic Mastermind Game and One Mastermind Towers Animal edition (2 winners) U.S. - Busy At Home

$35 GC to Crow & Iris - Esty Shop (jewelry, bath products, paper products, and more!) - Country Mouse, City Mouse

Three Bars of Soap, your choice, from Dragonfly Soaps (2 winners) (@8pm Arizona time) U.S. - Karen's Healthy Lifestyle

Sea-Bands wristbands - leading drug-free remedy for nausea caused by morning sickness U.S. - Saving with Brandi

Stopain Extra Strength Spray U.S. - Saving with Brandi (7 ENTRIES)

ESV Seek and Find Bible for kids ages 5 to 9 years old - For One Another

Ascenta Omega 3 product from Ascenta (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

T Fal Steamer from Coke (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Super Boom Book (Why the Dow will Hit 38,820 and How you can profit from it) (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Flowfold Wallet (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Small Steps by Marcal products (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Sears $25 Gift Card (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

P. Allen Smith Gardening DVD (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

1.7 oz. bottle of Sammi Sweetheart Dangerous Perfume and an all exclusize tanktop (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Chicken Soup for the Soul Dog's & Cat's Life Books(@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

One bottle of PediaCare 24 Hour Allergy (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Nature Certified Baby & Child Care product samples (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Thomas & Friends DVD (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Barney DVD - I Can Do It (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Two Lil' Teammates each (3 winners) (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Il Volo CD (Young Italian boys group) as seen on American Idol (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy ! DVS - Saves the Day! (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy 

Aerobie Sprint Flying Ring (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Nowhere Near Respectable Book (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Voda Swim Bathing Suit (5/30 @12noon EST) U.S. - Emmy's Boos and Rawrs