Saturday, August 20, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Saturday 8/20)

BlenderBottle Prize Pack - U.S. - Educated and Dangerous

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Prize Pack - U.S. - Chic Momma

Pounce by Erika Engebretson - Children's book - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics DVD - U.S. - Frugal Family Tree

You Need a Budget Software - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

"The Help" movie prize pack - US/CAN - MI Savings Mama

RIO - DVD (@10pm CST) U.S. - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports

250 Business Cards from (@10pm CST) U.S. - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports (Rafflecopter)

Kidtoon’s Candy Land & Busytown Mysteries August Gift Pack (@10pm CST) U.S. - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports

Veggie Tales - Princess and the Popstar DVD (@10pm CST) U.S. - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports

Team Umizoomi Preschool Math Kit (@10pm CST) U.S. - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports

Duckle Dance Gift Pack (ARV $100) (@10pm CST) U.S. - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just For Teenagers (3 winners) (@10pm CST) U.S. - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair - U.S. - Table for Five reviews and giveaways

Set of (5) Dr.’s REMEDY New Summer Shades - Nail Polish - Networking Witches

One Pintuck Tank Dress from Fresh Produce - Project Mommyhood

Young and In Love: Challenging the Unnecessary Delay of Marriage - book, by Ted Cunningham - US/CAN - Happy Little Homemaker

"The Help" movie prize pack - US/CAN - Woven by Words

250 Flyers from - U.S. - Eisy Morgan

YMX Flower Clouds Sun Tee - Be Your Best Mom

Cablemover prize pack ($25 eGift Card to Home Depot, (2) branded tote bags, and (2) HGTV books (Curb Appeal and Flower Gardening)) U.S. Lisa Reviews

$10 GC to LittleSpoutBasics on Etsy - US/CAN - Little Sprout Growing (Rafflecopter)

Cover Blend Multi-Function Concealer SPF 15 - U.S. - hypnotic blend

My Comfort Cross (made of Olivewood) (2 winners) - U.S. - Gathering My Roses

NUK Easy Flow Electric Breast Pump, NUK bottle and package of NUK pacifiers - U.S. - Red Sox Mom

Two Bars of Organic Soap from Tropical Traditions - U.S. - Meandering Matt

Friday, August 19, 2011

FiberOne Prize Pack Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 8/30

Have you tasted the NEW Fiber One 80 Calories Honey Squares? They are so delicious and good for you too! Fiber One 80 Calories cereal contains 10 Grams of Fiber which helps fulfill 40% of your daily fiber requirements! 

Check out Fiber One online for even more 80 Calorie foods and coupon offers!

"LIKE" Fiber One on Facebook

Enter for a chance to Win a Fiber One Prize Pack from General Mills and MyBlogSpark!

Fiber One Prize Pack includes:
- 1 box of Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal
- 1 sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart walking progress
- 1 neoprene iPod/smartphone holder with armstrap

1) Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (GFC) and leave a comment along with your email address stating that you do. (If you don't leave your email address with your first comment, it will be deleted along with any other entries that you made.) (1 entry)

Bonus Entries:
2) Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)

3) Follow me on Facebook. (1 entry)

4) Subscribe to my emails. (2 entries)

5) Post a link to any of your Low Entry Giveaways. (1 entry for each that you do, giveaway must end before 9/1 and have under 200 entries) (I will also share your giveaway(s) on my blog with my followers to help you out!)

Giveaway Ends 8/30 at 11:59p.m. CST

Open to Residents of the Continental U.S. only

Disclosure: In keeping with the FTC rules I would like to inform you that I received no financial compensation for this post. Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I have been provided me with a Fiber One Prize pack described above and they have agreed to also be supply a Fiber One Prize pack for one of my readers.

    Follow Babylegs on Facebook!

    If Babylegs reaches 35,000 followers on their Facebook page by Sunday night, they will have a HUGE Sitewide Sale, on Monday, on all of their Legwarmers, Socks, and Tights!

    Here are a few of their NEW designs for Halloween!

    I need to check more often! They recently added Hello Kitty Socks!!!

    Low Entry Giveaways Ending Today and Tonight! (Friday 8/19)

    Choice of PediaCare Infants and Children’s acetaminophen products or the Little Remedies Infants or children’s acetaminophen products (@12noon) US/CAN - Locomotion of Expressions

    $25 Gift Certificate to Peter Pauper Press - Networking Witches

    $25 GC to Shop To Be Green (3 winners) - Networking Witches

    Full sized bottle of Holistic Honey Body Lotion - Networking Witches

    Two Greenalicious Bags (2 Winners) US/CAN - Green Child Magazine

    One Pair of Bootie/Shoes for your infant from Pitter Patter - Etsy ($18 or under) U.S. - The Subfertile Frugalista

    Marley and Me: The Puppy Years! DVD - U.S. - Cars, Trucks and Teething Rings

    Two pairs of Hello Kitty Babylegs legwarmers - U.S. - One More Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

    BusyBodyBook of Your Choosing (2 winners) U.S. - To Be Thode (Rafflecopter)

    "The Help" Prize Pack - U.S. - Growing My Kids Reviews

    18 by 24 semi or high gloss poster from U.S. - Table for Five reviews and giveaways

    Five Coupons for Johnsonville Brat or Mild Italian Sausage Patties (2 winners) U.S. - To Be Thode (Rafflercopter)

    One pair of Rain Boots from Kidorable - U.S. - MI Savings Mama

    Rizzoli and Isles Season 1 Gift Set (Included in this set you will receive Season 1 DVD and Branded Caution Tape) - U.S. - MI Savings Mama (Rafflecopter)

    God Gave Us You by Lisa T. Bergren - Board Book - U.S. - Grinning Cheek to Cheek

    Dole Coupons Prize Pack - U.S. - Grinning Cheek to Cheek

    $20 GC to Crayon Jungle - Etsy shop - Our Raettig Blessings

    Shutterfly 8" x 8" Color Photo Book - Baubles, Accoutrements and Garb

    8oz. bottle of Prefense Hand Sanitizer - U.S. - Our Happy Little Family

    Time Island Fun Pack - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

    $25 GC to (clothes for teens) U.S. - Fabulous Daily Deals

    BabyBond Nursing Cover - Worldwide - Mama's Musings

    Two Bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce - US/CAN - A Gal Needs

    Pack of Sea-Bands and a pack of Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum - US/CAN - One Busy Moma

    $20 GC to Sunglass Warehouse - US/CAN - One Busy Moma

    $50 GC to Zebre Celebrations - Etsy - U.S. - Creative Juice

    Variety pack of Lay’s Regional Flavors potato chips (@10pm CST) U.S. - Katie's Frugal Finds

    Thursday, August 18, 2011

    Thursday Blog Hops! (8/18)


    Winner of the UnCommonly Cute Giveaway is:

    #32 - Joy N.
    follow uncommonly cute on twitter

    Disclaimer: I am sorry to some of you. I went through double checking and verifying all entries and more than one Mandatory entries didn't have the Email address included in them and I had to delete all of your entries because of this. It's not fair to everyone else when I ask that you include your email address with your First entry and everyone else does except for a few people. I have to keep it fair. I'm sorry.

    Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Thursday 8/18)

    Dr. Brown's Baby Bottle Warmer (@10am EST) U.S. - You Are the Roots

    "The Help" movie Prize Pack (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

    Vegan Made Easy Kit from Follow Your Heart - U.S. - Featured Product Reviews

    $5 GC - U.S. - Educated and Dangerous

    Color It By Numbers online app. - Worldwide - 3 Boys and a Dog

    Three Children's books of your choice from PicPocket Books for iPad/iPhone - 3 Boys and a Dog

    100 Postcards from - U.S. - 3 Little Kittens (Rafflecopter)

    One Bottle of Raise Armpit Stain Removal (@11pm CST) - Koupon Krazed

    $20 GC to (@11pm CST) - Koupon Krazed

    Lighthouse Dress from Shabby Apple - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

    In the Nick of Time "Making Silly Faces" CD - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

    "The Help" Prize Pack - U.S. - My Thoughts Ideas and Ramblings

    Three Rudi's VIP Coupons - U.S. - From PDX With Love (Rafflecopter)

    Batter Blaster - U.S. Hanging Off The Wire

    FREE One Year Subscription to RRR (Rhythm, Rhyme, Results) online - Hanging Off The Wire

    Bag of all-natural Snackimals Peanut Butter Animal Cookies and a bag of Snackimals Double Chocolate Animal Cookies - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

    The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World - book, By Kenn Nesbitt and Illustrated by Ethan Long - U.S. - Woven by Words

    Shea Butter Honey & Black Seed Total Body Care Set - U.S. - in my opinion...

    12 Week Supply of Member's Mark 4X Probiotic - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters (Rafflecopter)

    500 pcs. letterhead from - U.S. - twingle mommy (Rafflecopter)

    MyOwnPet Balloon of your choice - U.S. - Go YAY!

    $15 GC for - U.S. - Fishful Thinking

    3.5 pounds of Shredded Coconut from Tropical Traditions - Fishful Thinking

    Extreme Secret Formula Lab from SmartLab Toys - U.S. - inRandom

    Arnicare Gel (all natural pain relief gel) - Kids and Deals

    16” x 20” rolled canvas print from - U.S. - I just really love...

    18" x 24" Poster from - U.S. - Style 'n Decor Deals! (Rafflecopter)

    100 - 5x7 Postcards from - U.S. - ChicnSavvy Reviews (Rafflecopter)

    Sample pack of Baby Wash and Shampoo from Baby Swank (@11pm CST) U.S. - Sisters 'N Cloth

    Back to School Combo Pack of Labels from Mabels Labels - US/CAN - Mommy Katie

    Marley & Me: The Puppy Years Blu-Ray DVD combo pack - US/CAN - Mommy Katie

    Fiber One Prize Pack - U.S. - Mommy Katie

    Smart Lab Bug Playground (@10pm EST) U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest

    Winner's choice of PediaCare Infants and Children’s acetaminophen products or the Little Remedies Infants or children’s acetaminophen products (8/19 @12noon) US/CAN - Locomotion of Expressions

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    "The Day Baby Was Born" Digital Storybook Application

    "The Day Baby Was Born" online Digital Storybook Application collects data that you enter yourself about the day that your child was born. I haven't had a baby since 2009 and I was able to enter information about the day that my two year old daughter Chloe was born. I remember a lot about the day that she was born. I remember her smell and the coos that she used to make. I remember her sweet baby face and the mohawk that her hair just naturally formed on top of her cute little head. My parents flew in from out of state to take care of our twenty two month old son while I went in for a c-section. We left the house at 5:30a.m. in the morning, and at 8:00a.m. on the dot, Chloe was born! I remember my OB saying that her head was out and I heard her make a little noise and he said to her "You can cry yet, your not all the way out." That's a memory that I will be putting in my online digital storybook!

    I even kept a hand written pregnancy journal when I was pregnant with both children. But with "The Day Baby Was Born" application, you can create an online Pregnancy Journal! You can make posts weekly about your thoughts and feeling of your pregnancy. Then the application with post them on Facebook to share with your friends and family if you want to.

    The Day Baby Was Born collects information about your baby's birthdate, weight, length, and the time they were born. You can also choose to include information about World News, Tech News, Political News, This Day in History, Celebrities who were born the same day as your child, and more, to appear in the storybook along side a photo of your little ones.

    Using the information that you put into the application, it helps to create a digital Pregnancy Announcement and a digital Birth Announcement that you can share on Facebook with your friends and family! The Day Baby Was Born also saves all Facebook comments about your Digital Storybook from friends and family online. You can also write personal stories, feelings, and thoughts of the birth of your child. My personal favorite, is that you can write a Personal Letter to Your Child and save it on "The Day Baby Was Born!"

    When you are done creating your "The Day Baby Was Born" Digital Storybook, you can Preview your storybook before downloading it to your computer and/or sharing it on Facebook with your friends and family! Your online storybook will be saved for up to one year FREE on It's a beautiful, simple way to create a record of your pregnancy and child's birth.

    Click to see a Sample of a Digital Storybook from The Day Baby Was Born. The Day Baby Was Born Brought to you by

    - Check out a video about The Day People Was Born here:

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    - Follow @tommeetippee_na on Twitter

      Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Tommee Tippee blogging contest for a chance to get a gift pack worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

      "The Creative Side" Etsy Shop 20% off Discount Code!!!

      Are you looking for some cute Legwarmers for your little one? Look no further than The Creative Side! Other websites charge about $12 or more for one pair of legwarmers. You can purchase one pair on The Creative Side for only $5.00!!!

      Many uses for Leg Warmers:
      * Perfect for protecting the knees of the little ones learning to crawl.
      * Great for days that begin cool and get warm as they are easy to remove
      * Can be used as arm warmers too!
      * The shorter ones look very trendy on teens as they reach from wrist to elbow
      * Great for potty training as it is one less layer to remove in a hurry!
      * They are also a nice substitute for tights on the little ones as there is less bulk (diaper, tights, skirt/dress) since they only cover the legs

      Use code "20OFF" to receive 20% off your entire purchase!!!

      Review and Giveaway from The Creative Side coming soon!

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Wednesday 8/17)

      $10 GC (8/17 @12noon EST) Worldwide - Emmy's Boos and Rawrs

      Item of your choice fromChez Mukweto Etsy shop (@12noon) Worldwide - Bacon Time

      $15 Gift Card to Juliethebaghag - Etsy (@12noon EST) Worldwide - Life, Chaos and Quotes

      $25 Gift Card to Queenofjules - Etsy (@12noon EST) Worldwide - Life, Chaos and Quotes

      $25 GC to Kroger (@12noon EST) U.S. - Its Cindi S World

      Onesie or T-Shirt of your choice from UnCommonly Cute - U.S. - Airplanes and Dragonflies

      Fiber One Cereal - 80 Calories - Prize Pack (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

      Complete 4th Season of the TV show: Everwood - U.S. - Shining 2 Save

      T-Shirt of your choice from Just Jen - US/CAN - 3 Boys and a Dog

      4 tickets to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey all new "Fully Charged" Circus show on Saturday, August 27th at 7:30 PM in Bakersfield, CA - Mommy Loves Giveaways

      Precise Portions FOCUS Portion Control Dinnerware set for 1 (value $60) - U.S. - Mommy Loves Giveaways

      Three Organic Children's Products from Green Beaver - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

      KY Brand Intense (20 applications) (3 winners) U.S. - Autumn Blues Reviews

      Time Island prize pack - Lisa Reviews

      Sea Band Wrist Band and Ginger Gum (@10pm PST) U.S. - Long Wait for Isabella

      Pack of Wire Tags from Lovable Labels - US/CAN - Sweet Peas and BumbleBees

      PeeKeeper (pet diaper) US/CAN - Featured Product Reviews

      Pair of glasses of your choice or a $25 GC from - U.S. - Shady Lady

      500 Piece Letterhead from - U.S. - Doodle and Doilies

      King Arthur Flour Prize Pack (Contains a bag of All Purpose Flour, White Whole Wheat Flour, & a Set of 12 Bake & Give Mini Loaf Pans) US/CAN - One Busy Moma

      $40 Gift Code to Jezzybelles - Etsy (@11pm EST) Worldwide - Mary Rebecca

      "Cup of Love Brag" - Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace with Swarovski Pearl - Etsy - Worldwide - Imprintalish

      Coca-Cola Beach Kit Prize Pack - U.S. - Bloomi

      Animal ABC’s and Animal 123′s DVD's - U.S. - Bloomi

      The Ultimate 6-in-1 Beauty Solution Kit - The Traveling Sisterhood

      Pami Pocket - cell phone holder - U.S. - Go YAY!

      Two $34.00 gift cards - One to Vanilla Bean and one to Marine Parents (2 winners) - Working on a Project

      Four Pack of Tickets to Ringling Bros. Circus (at the EnergySolutions Arena – 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) - Savvy Sister Shops

      Tuesday, August 16, 2011

      Wordless Wednesday (8/17) - First Pony Ride

      He was so happy! He wants to ride a horse now!

      Check out Heylewguys on Etsy!

      (she can make them in Christmas colors too, just ask!)

      6 to 9 month girls Bandana front knot shirt with Capris 

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 8/16)

      "Red, White, and Blue" book about Sept. 11th by Debbie Clement - U.S. - Raindbows Within Reach

      Marcal Small Steps 2-ply toilet paper and paper towels (@10pm PST) U.S. - Mixxed Reviews

      Marley and Me: The Puppy Years - U.S. - 2 Kids and a Coupon

      One Bumbo Baby Seat Cover - U.S. - Cars, Trucks and Teething Rings

      250 Print Labels from - U.S. - Generations of Savings (Rafflecopter)

      Lazy Lizard Yoga Mat & DVD for kids (@3pm EST) - Mom-Blog

      Variety pack of Lay's Regionally Inspired potato chips (@8pm EST) U.S. - Flip Flop Reviews

      EvoraPet - Oral Pet Care - U.S. - Living Life: Hannah Style! (Rafflecopter)

      Wisharoo Prize Packs (5 winners) - U.S. - Pot of Gold Giveaways

      $10 credit to Quilted Euphoria Etsy shop - Doodles and Doilies

      Three bottles of TEAS’ TEA (one Classic, Low-Calorie, and Unsweetened) U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

      Book: The Dumpster - One Women's Search For Love written by Becky Due - CAN/US - 50Plus Single BBW (Rafflecopter)

      $15 GC to Nachomama Tees - US/CAN - Dutch Girl's Favorite Things (Rafflecopter)

      Digital 8x10 CUSTOM print by Angela from Bella Parola - U.S. - First Day of My Life

      Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels product (2 winners) U.S. - Susie B. Homemaker

      The Complete Idiot's Guide to Gardening book and The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Best Family Destinations - U.S. - Learning to be thrifty (Rafflecopter)

      Bee Silk - Hard Lotion from Made On Skin Care Products (2 lotions and 1 lip balm) U.S. - Learning to be thrifty (Rafflecopter)

      Green Toys - Play Sand Toy Set - U.S. - (Rafflecopter - 2 easy entries)

      Hat from Beanie Designs - U.S. - Outnumbered 3 to 1

      "The Help" movie prize pack (@10pm EST) US/CAN - Crunchy Beach Mama

      Monday, August 15, 2011

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Monday 8/15)

      Alex Art Portfolio - U.S. - Mom's Best Bets

      Halo Comfortluxe Advanced Comfort Sleepwear (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

      Tribal Sugar Skull Women’s Fitted Tee from Golden Eel - Koupon Krazed

      All Terrain “Phineas & Ferb” SPF 30 Natural KidSport Spray Sunscreen - U.S. - Mom and More

      One Pack of Z-Grip Animals pens (@10pm PST) U.S. - Mixxed Reviews

      Full Size Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant - U.S. - Freebie Junkie (Rafflecopter)

      Loopeez Shoe Tie helper - U.S. - Go YAY

      $25 GC to The Write Stuff - U.S. - Retail Therapy Lounge

      Scholastic DVD Set - Zin Zin Violin - U.S. - Retail Therapy Lounge

      Take Action File Kit - School organization kit - U.S. - Retail Therapy Lounge

      Cleava (Covers your cleavage when you wear tank tops) - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

      Three Art Prints (Postcards) created by artist and comedian Amanda Volya - Worldwide - Amanda Volya's Art Corner

      250 Personalized Stickers from - U.S. - Coupon Clippin' Daddy (Rafflecopter)

      3D Movie Package (@3pm EST) U.S. - Mom-Blog

      18 x 24in. poster from (@8pm EST) U.S. - Flip Flop Reviews

      Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex - US/CAN - My Baby Experience (Rafflecopter)

      250 Flyers from - U.S. - The Johns Family

      Mark Hall's new book "The Well: Why are so many still Thirsty?" (2 winners) U.S. - The Johns Family (Rafflecopter)

      One Personalized Book from I See Me - U.S. - Frugal Family Tree

      2-in-1 Shampoo/Bodywash and one bottle 8oz. Tullurian Baby Lotion - U.S. - Frugal Family Tree

      But I Don't Wanna Take a Bath! - children's book - US/CAN - Three Boys and an Old Lady

      "The Help" movie prize pack - US/CAN - Three Boys and an Old Lady (Rafflecopter)

      Complete boxed set of six (6) Special Edition, 75th Anniversary Series Goya® Recipe Booklets - US/CAN - Three Boys and an Old Lady (Rafflecopter)

      I'm All In - Robert Pierre CD - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

      Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics DVD - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

      My Faith Journal - For Girls - US/CAN - My Four Monkeys

      Fiber One Prize Pack - U.S. - Confessions of a Frugal Mind

      Flower Hair Pin and one Gold-colored ‘Kiss Me’ wall decal - U.S. - Ada's Interior Design

      250 personalized stickers (2" x 3.5" 70lb Label Matte, Front Only Printing, 4 Business Days Turnaround) from - U.S. - Living Life: Hannah Style! (Rafflecopter)

      Three packs of TrueBody (Vegetable-based) soap (5 winners) - U.S. - in my opinion...

      Blueberry Cobbler Coffee from New England Coffee - U.S. - in my opinion...

      XMX Flower Clouds Sun Tee ($89 value) - U.S. - Long Wait for Isabella

      Return Address Labels from Lovable Labels - U.S. - Moose and Tator (Rafflecopter)

      Board game of your choice from Peaceable Kingdom - U.S. - Savvy Housewife

      Pair of Lenox Dansk Wood Classics Salad Servers - U.S. - One Busy Moma

      One box EvoraPlus mints (30 day supply) U.S. - Frugally Green Mom (Rafflecopter)

      Sunday, August 14, 2011

      Carmex Review and Prize Pack Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 8/29

      I am a Carmex Blog Squad! I became a member because I love and believe in Carmex's products. My father introduced me to Original Carmex Jar when I was younger, as I had issues with chapped lips. The nice people at Carmex sent me an awesome throw/picnic blanket and three samples of Carmex products to try out! Carmex has been around since 1937 and was created by Alfred Woelbing. The Woelbing family still owns Carmex after all these years.

      I reviewed Carmex Moisture Plus - Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm with SPF 15, Carmex Vanilla Stick with SPF 15, and the Carmex Lime Twist Stick with SPF 15. All of Carmex's products are not tested on animals and non-addictive. Their products contain Lanolin. Lanolin is a natural substance that locks in moisturizer and is absorbed into the delicate skin of your lips where it creates a temporary barrier to protect your lips against the drying effects of wind, heat, and cold. Carmex lip balms are full of ingredients to help heal your chapped, cracked, or burned lips. Carmex also helps relieve the symptoms of cold sores! Carmex products are also Gluten FREE!

      Did you know that you can also purchase Carmex merchandise online? I just found this out by doing a little research on their website!

      The blanket is lined on one side with a vinyl like material. It might even be waterproof. It would be great for setting on wet grass or sand. It has a handle, velcros closed, and has a zipper pocket to keep money, keys, carmex products, etc. I can't wait to use it for our upcoming picnic!

      Enter for a chance to Win a set of Vanilla and Lime Twist Sticks from Carmex on their Facebook page!

      "LIKE" Carmex on Facebook.

      Follow Carmex on Twitter.

      Enter for a chance to Win your very own Carmex Prize Pack!
      (Includes Carmex Moisture Plus - Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm with SPF 15, Carmex Vanilla Stick with SPF 15, the Carmex Lime Twist Stick with SPF 15 and the same Blanket that I received!)

      Giveaway Ends 8/29 at 11:59p.m. EST (Actually on 8/30 at 12:01am EST)

      Open to Residents of the Continental United States only.

      Enter to #Win a @Carmexlipbalm Prize Pack! (U.S.) Ends 8/29 @matthewmommy


      Homeschool - Last week (Week 1)

      I tried to teach my children a few things last week, as we don't feel the need to put our three and a half year old son in Pre-K for two years. Being a teacher and trying to keep them interested isn't easy. I will try to do some work at the table with them, but I am finding that they really like doing physical things more. They enjoy learning more from hands on experience and creating things, so this is what we will be doing. Puzzles are great! They love wooden puzzles and paper puzzles! I don't have a laminate machine thing, so I just printed them out and cut them up into twelve squares. I will print out new puzzles for them this week, then put the other ones away in ziploc bags until want them back again.

      My son has Sensory Integration Disorder and he managed to do quite a few NEW things for himself this week! First, as you can see the photo below, he touched Cars Shaped Pasta! It took him five minutes or so to convince him that it was alright to touch it. Once he touched it, he had so much fun putting the different Cars pasta onto the big M's on the paper! He has asked to do it again! So we will be doing more with pasta, etc.

      Nick Jr. online has many really cool, and easy, printables! My children LOVE Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, and more! They helped to keep my children's interest by keeping with our theme of the Letter A this week! I printed out and made paper airplanes. Both my children are still playing with them! I might print some out and take with us when we go on vacation in December!

      This week I am going to focus on the Letter B and things that go along with it. I found a Team Umizoomi Pinwheel and I really don't want to wait until the letter P to try it out. So I figure that Blowing the pinwheels would work. Blow starts with B!

      We also took our kids to the local county fair yesterday. My son has been telling me that he wants to ride horses, but we haven't had the chance for him to do so yet. We saw pony rides at the fair! They were right near the gate we walked into. No one else was around, so we let Matthew pet a few of the ponies and get used to them. I tried to sit him on one of them twice, and he wanted off right away. So we didn't force it. On the way out, we were no where near the ponies, but Matthew brought it up when we told him that we were going to leave now. He said I want to ride a horse now. So we let him!!! He had so much fun, he didn't want to get off.

      He also rode on a Crocodile Ride! He has never ridden on anything like this before, not alone anyways. I have been on a few trains with him, but this was different! I am so proud of him!

      We will also be reading a few new books, since Books are also on the B list. Now, to find something with Bears! I need an animal too this week, as we didn't do any animals last week. Wish me luck!

      Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Sunday 8/14)

      10 Combo packs of this weeks Coupon Inserts! (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

      Jelly Belly Bubble Wand (2 winners) U.S. - gaynycdad

      My Sims Agents for Nintendo Wii game - U.S. - gaynycdad

      Beyblade: Legend Inferno Sagittario - U.S. - gaynycdad

      Habaland Play Blocks ($65 value) U.S. - Vanilla Joy

      Bodycology Gift Basket ($100 value) U.S. - Vanilla Joy

      CitiBlocs Little Builders Building Blocks - U.S. - Vanilla Joy

      Preschool Party: Easy Ideas for Princesses, Pirates & Other Little People - book - US/CAN - 3 Boys and a Dog

      DaGeDar - basic ball set that will come with either a Spinner or a Carrying Case - U.S. - Our Village is a Little Different

      $25 GC and a Box set of Choose Your Own Adventure books - US/CAN - Rant Rave Roll

      12pk. Case of KIDStrong Drinks (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

      Kids Safety Bands (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

      Nivea Product Package (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

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