Saturday, September 24, 2011

Five Great Giveaways on Put A Little Umbrella In It!

Rafflecopter Round Up - $35 Store Credit to Hype Strype {BoutiqueGift Items} U.S. - Ends 9/25

(16) Wonka Exceptionals Chocolate Bars (RV $38) US/CAN - Ends 9/28

$26 in Store Credit to Chloe's Collars on Etsy - Worldwide - Ends 9/28

Pair of Prima Line {Eco-Friendly} Flip Flops (RV $50) - U.S. - Ends 10/5

$25 Gift Certificate to Kewtsy - Daily Deals on Handmade Items - US/CAN - Ends 10/7

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Saturday 9/24)

3oz. bottle of All Terrain "Phineas & Ferb" SPF 30 Natural KidSport Sunscreen - US/CAN - Arizona Mama

"Llama, Llama, Red Pajama" - children's book - U.S. - Super Suburbs

Infiniti Pro by Conair™ Spin Air Brush (2 winners) - Surviving the Motherhood

Proverbs 31 wife - book - Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports (Rafflecopter)

The Amazing Fitness Adventure for Your Kids - book - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports (Rafflecopter)

Coupon for Free Michael Angelo's Entree (6 winners) U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters

THEO Teaching Children God's Word DVD - Westward Bound Mom

Peter Pan and a really cute necklace - GivingNSharing (Rafflecopter)

Back to School pack from Lovable Labels - US/CAN - Some Lucky Dog

$50 GC to TEA Collection - children's clothing - U.S. - Hidden Valley Simplicity

Dreamland (A Riley Bloom Book - 3rd book in series) by Alyson Noël - US/CAN - Lisa's Loves (Books of Course) (Rafflecopter)

Box of Playtex Gentle Glide Ultra tampons & a Multi-pack box of Playtex Gentle Glide tampons - U.S. - Mom's Coupon Affair

Ball Canning Discovery Kit {contains a polypropylene rack w/separate and fitted lifter, THREE 1-pint jars, an illustrated recipe book, and coupons for additional jars} (@10pm CST) U.S. - The King's Court IV

Modern Family: The Complete Second Season DVD set (@10pm CST) U.S. - The King's Court IV

8oz. Soy Candle from Jaxx Candles - CRichman Freebies (Rafflecopter)

Survival Kit for Mom - CRichman Freebies (Rafflecopter)

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling - book - U.S. - The Sanchez School

Oogies Popcorn Party Pack - U.S. - Table for Five reviews and giveaways

300-thread count Lyocell Sheets from Sleep Number - Savvy Housewife

Ginny Owens' new CD "Get In, I'm Driving" - Acorns - Or Nuggets of Gold

One pair of Eyeglasses from EyeBuyDirect (@7pm EST) U.S. - Frugal & Fabulous

Friday, September 23, 2011

SEEKING Sponsors for BlissDom 2012!!!

Blissdom 2012 will be happening February 23-25 in Nashville, Tennessee! I would LOVE to attend this conference as my first big blogging event! If you would like to learn more about Blissdom, please see their website at Tickets will be going on sale Next Week and I need to secure sponsorships before the ticket sales begin!

I would like to offer you some opportunities for advertising in exchange for a sponsorship package. I estimate the cost for me to be around $400. That would include my tickets, travel expenses, and meals. What does your company stand to gain?

Advertising to my over 1,302 Twitter followers, over 1,126 Facebook fans, 282 Friends on my personal Facebook page, and over 1,100 GFC followers. There were over 1,277 unique visitors to my blog last month and 12,603 page views!!!

Gold Level Sponsorship - $400 $300
*12 months of ad space above the fold 728 x 90 Ad Banner (or about that size)
*A monthly dedicated blog post to your business for 1 year
*At least two mentions on Twitter & Facebook before and after the conference about your business
*Every 2 weeks - Tweet about your business for 1 year
*Your sponsorship mentioned on any conference blog posts
*One email to my friends, family, and blog friends (10 of them!) that your sponsoring my trip!

Silver Level Sponsorship - $200
*12 months of ad space on my Right sidebar 125 x 125 Ad Banner
*Every month dedicated blog post about your business for 1 year
*Daily mention on Twitter & Facebook before and after the conference
*Mention every month about your business on Twitter & Facebook
*Your sponsorship mentioned on any conference blog posts

Bronze Level Sponsorship - $100
*6 months of ad space on my left sidebar 125 x 125 Ad Banner
*Every month dedicated blog post about your business for 6 months
*One mention on Twitter & Facebook before and after the conference (each day!)
*Mention every month about your business on Twitter & Facebook
*Your sponsorship mentioned on any conference blog posts

White Level Sponsorship - $50
*3 months of ad space on my left sidebar 125 x 125 Ad Banner
*Every month dedicated blog post about your business for 3 months
*One mention on Twitter & Facebook before and after the conference (each day!)
*Mention every month about your business on Twitter & Facebook
*Your sponsorship mentioned on any conference blog posts

You MUST provide any materials (Small flyers, Business cards, and/or product samples) that you want passed out during the conference (for Gold and Silver levels only) and you must provide the ads to be posted on the blog. In the event that I am unable to raise all the funds needed or in the event that I am unable to secure tickets, all sponsorship money will be refunded. I will consider other promo packages or additions to the current packages so be creative! Everything is negotiable!

*I accept Paypal. No credit cards unless it's through paypal.
*Money orders and Checks are also accepted, but your ads won't be posted until they clear my bank.

Please email me at mysticbutterfly37 at to arrange the posting your ad and for payment information. Please give me 48 hours from the time that I approve your banner to place it on my blog.
Thank you.

Sign up ASAP to participate in the "25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz!" - I Did!!!

I Just Signed Up!!!!

We’ve got an upcoming giveaway hop that’s going to KNOCK your socks off! Airplanes and Dragonflies 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz is hosted by Simply Stacie, Makobi Scribe and Sassy Mama in LA and sponsored by, a leading online destination for coupons including coupon codes, printables, grocery coupons and more.

You won’t believe the AMAZING prizes that Airplanes and Dragonflies will be giving to readers who enter the giveaway:
  • Grand Prize: MacBook Air (11-inch, 128GB; ARV $1,199)
  • First Runner Up: iPad2 (16GB, with Wi-Fi +3G; ARV $629)
  • Second Runner Up: $250 VISA Gift Card
  • Other Prizes: $100 VISA Gift Cards will be given out to four (4) additional winners

And here’s the BEST part… Airplanes and Dragonflies will ALSO be giving away the same awesome prizes to bloggers who participate in the giveaway hop:
  • The blogger who refers the most readers to the giveaway will win a MacBook Air
  • The blogger who refers the 2nd most readers to the giveaway will win an iPad2
  • The blogger who refers the 3rd most readers to the giveaway will win a $250 Visa Gift Card
  • Total Value of Prizes: $4,300!!

But WAIT. There’s more. Yes, It gets EVEN BETTER!!

Not only will each blogger who joins be eligible for the Blogger Prizes, they will also receive one (1) $20 Target Gift Card for every blog they refer who registers to participate in the event. *Please note you cannot refer yourself.

We told you this was CRAZY!!

The main giveaway for these fantastic prizes will be held on the three host blogs and we will also feature a linky so that readers can hop to enter all the other giveaways on participating blogs. Reader entries will start on November 1st and go through November 25th.

Sign-up now to secure your spot!

How to Participate:
Sign up on the form HERE and send a $5 administrative fee via Paypal to Be sure to tell them Airplanes and Dragonflies referred you!!

November 1 at 12:01 am EST to November 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be announced during a live event on Twitter on November 28th. Further details will follow at a later date.

Requirements for participating blogs:
  • Have a giveaway specifically for this event and cannot start before start time, or end before specified end time
  • Minimum prize/pack value of $25
  • Display the event button in your post so hoppers can easily identify it
  • Display the linky in your post to encourage hopping
  • Comply with proper disclosures, no entries that violate Facebook policies (i.e. requiring comments on walls), must follow FTC guidelines (no extras for making purchases, etc.)
  • Sign up for CouponCabin’s Blogger Email Newsletter. They will send you top coupons, promotion and giveaway announcements geared specifically for bloggers. There is no cost to joining their newsletter. By providing your email address at sign up, you will be automatically enrolled.
Since this event is sponsored by CouponCabin, we ask that your giveaway sponsor for this specific event not be in direct competition with them (ie. another coupon website).

Only bloggers who are participating in CouponCabin’s 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz are eligible for the Blogger prizes (Macbook Air, iPad2 and VISA Gift Cards).

The Blogger & Reader Prizes will be open to both US & Canada.

What does all this mean for you?
A great deal of traffic to your blog, opportunities to network with other bloggers and eligibility to win the Blogger prizes! Plus it will be lots of fun!

Want to take part in CouponCabin’s 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz Hop?

Sign ups are now open! Please fill out the form (and say that Airplanes and Dragonflies referred you!) and submit your administrative fee of $5 to We will email you within 24 hours to confirm your participation. Then please spread the word and tell others about this amazing hop and to say that YOU referred them!!!

Bloggers: Sign Up for CouponCabin’s Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz Event! You could #win an iPad 2, MacBook Air or Visa GC!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Friday 9/23)

Love Panda Standing Cotton Canvas with contrasting handles bag - being MVP

6-pack of Softlips (3 winners) - Surviving the Motherhood

$25 Gift Card to Crazy for Bargains - U.S. - free & frugal mommy of one (Rafflecopter)

Betty Crocker Fun Da-Middles Prize Pack - U.S. - Cotton Pickin Cute

Print of your choice from PrintsByFormedByFire - Worldwide - MyHobbyShop

$25 GC to Hazelaid - US/CAN - Crum's This N That (Rafflecopter)

$40 GC to Paper Coterie (10 winners) US/CAN - Just Say I Told You So!

18" x 24" Poster from - U.S. - Tethered Mommy (Rafflecopter)

Set of Green 4-in-1 Garment Bags from The Green Garmento - US/CAN - 3 Boys & a Dog

$25 worth of Del Monte Fresh Produce gift certificates (2 winners) - U.S. - Making Time For Mom

Chuggington: It's Training Time DVD - U.S. - Shining 2 Save (Rafflecopter)

Carmex Prize Pack - U.S. - Shining 2 Save (Rafflecopter)

Dora's Enchanted Forest DVD - U.S. - Shining 2 Save (Rafflecopter)

Pure Air candle - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need (Rafflecopter)

$25 Gift Card to Good Works (Jewelry) (9/23 @8am CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday Blog Hops! (9/22)


Ramblings of a Christian Mom

Turn off the TV and Go Play Outside This Saturday in Celebration of Worldwide Day of Play!

The Worldwide Day of Play is on September 24th, 2011! It's the centerpiece of Nickelodeon's "The Big Help," a program set up to empower kids and families to make healthy lifestyle choices every day. On Saturday, September 24th, kids and families are being encouraged to participate in the Worldwide Day of Play to turn off the TV and play outside. Being physical and playing outside can improve your health and the health of your family, as well as the self-esteem and well being of children. Teach your children about being healthy and limit the amount of TV they watch daily. Encourage them to be more physical and to play outside a few times a day.
Clorox 2® is a proud sponsor of Nickelodeon's 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play, take the Clorox2® Play 2Day pledge to play outside! 
My children and I spend at least one to two days a week outside playing. We take walks, ride bikes, they play in their kiddie pool, blow bubbles, have races, draw on our drive way or sidewalk with sidewalk chalk, run and play with our dogs, fly kites, play in our above ground swimming pool, and more! My children love to paint, color, and play with play dough! It's so much easier to clean up these messes outside then it is inside! I just grab the hose to rinse off my children and their messes! They really love running through the spray from the hose!
My friends and I set up weekly play dates at our local park. It's great to catch up and watch our children play together! I always keep a camera in my pocket too! It's so great to get photos of my children playing at the park, and I don't have to turn on the lights in our home to get a great photo. For more Tips and ideas on what you and your children can do outside, check here.

We will soon be able to play in Autumn colored piles of leaves that our neighbors trees have dropped on the ground! I can hardly wait! This also makes for some great memories, and photos to use on Christmas Cards!

Click today and Pledge to take your children outside more often! You can also click on activities after taking the Clorox2® Play 2Day pledge to play outside. Choose up to three activities a day for three chances to Win something from Clorox2! 

When you and your family are done playing outside and their clothes are stained, there are even tips on the Clorox2 Website on how to clean out stains using Clorox2, such as Grass, Blood, Dirt, and Mud! You can also download a FREE myStain Smartphone Application for your iPhone or Smartphone! 

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox2® blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Winners of Recent Giveaways Are:

Winner of the Laurie Berkner Band DVD/CD combo pack is:

Winner of the Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song DVD is:

Winner of the Surprise Box of Goodies is:

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Thursday 9/22)

Light blue argyle Necktie and the light baby blue pair of bUGGS (boots) (@9pm CST) - Mom-A-Logues

$25 GC to Kiki's Fashions (Maternity Clothes) - A Modern Girl's Guide

3 Bottles of Tea's Tea Mango Oolong - U.S. - Dashing For Deals

BabyBond Nursing Cover - being MVP

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 1 DVD - U.S. - Mom in Training (Rafflecopter)

Coupon for a free Farm Rich product - A Better and Magnificent Mom

Fashion Saver - U.S. - Ask Away (Rafflecopter)

$25 EdenFantasys GC - Surviving the Motherhood

General Mills Cereal Bar Prize Pack - U.S. - free & frugal mommy of one

Betty Crocker - Box Tops for Education - Prize Pack - U.S. - The Mama Hood's Goods

Confessions of a Catholic Cop - book - U.S. - Living Life (Rafflecopter)

1/3 Ounce of Love or Egyptian Goddess Perfume (3 winners) U.S. - Whole Lotta Mama (Rafflecopter)

Monkey Quest prize pack (includes a Monkey Quest tote bag, a t-shirt and a hat, along with an insider’s guide to the game) - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Full set of Zippity Doo lice prevention hair care (retail value is $49.95) U.S. - Dawns Great Finds (Rafflecopter)

5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son - book (@11pm EST) - The Howard House of Chaos

KY Intense (3 winners) - 2 Monsters and A Princess

Two Art Prints from Kimberly Glesenkamp - US/CAN - Screaming Sardine

The Shunning DVD - A Heart For Home

18”x24” Custom Poster Print from UPrinting - U.S. - A Heart Full of Love

Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important - book and Soundtrack - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

8oz. Jar of Sand Gone - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest (Rafflecopter)

Weight Watchers by Conair Glass Body Analysis Scale - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

Dublin Dog Collar (Whatever size you need) and a Roxxter Toy - U.S. - Fishful Thinking

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rafflecopter Round Up Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 9/26

Welcome to the Rafflcopter Round Up hosted by Simply Stacie and Makobi Scribe.

The prizes for my blog are a $30 GC to Evie n Lizzie's Etsy shop, one pair of Candy Corn Bows from Princess Bowtique, and one pair of Candy Corn legwamers from!

Please check out the prizes that you could win below, then fill out the Rafflcopter form below.

Are you looking for a Cute dress, outfit, or costume for your little girl for October Fest, a Fall Festival, or for Halloween? Then check out this really cute Candy Corn Dress from Evie n Lizzie's Etsy shop!

Evie n Lizzie also makes and sells other Halloween clothing, Pillowcase Dresses, Hair Clips, Bibs, Applique Onesies, Shorts & Lounge Pants for little boys, Skirts, Pants, and Bloomers.

Evie n Lizzie is giving away a $30 Gift Code to purchase anything you want for her Etsy shop! But if you can't wait to try to win this gift code, then you can use code bloglove15 to receive 15% off your entire purchase!

Did you see the Cute Candy Corn Hairbows that my daughter is wearing? How would you like to Win those too? Princess Bowtique made those cute bows, and she is giving away a pair of them to the same person that wins the Evie n Lizzie gift code!

This cute outfit wouldn't be complete without the pair of Candy Corn Babylegs legwarmers! Babylegs is also giving you a chance to Win a pair of them also! How cool is that! The Candy Corn Babylegs legwarmers are really, really soft and so bright and cute! You can purchase all Costume Style legwarmers on for 50% off, through 9/25, use code SPOOKY50!

(Prize Package Value $38!!!)

Fill out the Rafflecopter Form for a chance to win a $30 Gift Code to Evie n Lizzie AND a pair of Candy Corn Bows from Princess Bowtique AND one pair of Candy Corn legwarmers from Babylegs!!! 

(Open to Residents of the Continental U.S. only.)

*Any links that you need are located on my right sidebar, such as GFC, Email, Facebook link, etc. 

#Win a $30GC to @Evienlizzie, Candy Corn Bows & 1 pair of Candy Corn @Babylegs! 9/26 @matthewsmommy

*Now hop around to the other giveaways that all have Rafflecopter entry forms and prizes valued at $25 or more!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Wednesday 9/21) - Happy 1st Day of Autumn!

Pair of Spiral Hope Earrings from Peaceful Treasures - Etsy (@12noon)- Not One Ordinary Moment

Silver Lion and Lamb Earrings and a Forbidden Fruit Bracelet (@12noon) - Bacon Time

Choice of Case for iPhone or iPad from Cupcases (3 Winners) Worldwide - Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink (Rafflecopter)

8 x 8 PhotoBook from Shutterfly - U.S. - Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink (Rafflecopter)

Angelina Ballerina: The Shining Star Trophy DVD - U.S. - Shining2Save

Natural Household Cleaner Recipes Ebook (2 winners) - Big Dreams for A Simple Life

"1,033 Reasons to Smile" by Elizabeth Dutton - book - Surviving the Motherhood

Set of Karite Products (hair and skin care products) U.S. - Ask Away... (Rafflecopter)

$40 GC to (with Free Shipping) (10 winners) U.S. - Sometimes You Win...

Back to School Parent Survival Pack from Eigth O' Clock Coffee (5 winners) U.S. - The Prudent Patron

$25 gift certificate to eShakti (@9pm EST) - Yours to Win

Dannon - Activia gift pack (includes a branded lunch bag and branded tote bag) U.S. - Whole Lotta Mama

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (9/21) - Precious Girl

Are you looking for something Small, Fun, but Powerful? (18 & Over Post)

Bzzz Buddies are Pocket Rockets with a cute little animal buddy on one end with interchangeable attachments on the other! You can purchase Bzzz Buddies on! These are really cute!

The Bzzz Buddies pictured above is called "Frisky!" I love this cute little kitty cat! Bzzz Buddies are small and great to pack in your suitcase for vacations! They do look like cute, small toys though. So if you have children around, you might want to keep these little guys out of sight.

If Bzzz Buddies aren't your cup of tea, maybe a Hello Kitty Pocket Rocket is! It comes in Pink, Purple, Red, and Black!

The Blue Delilah - vibrator kit has a lot to offer! It's a Vibe with a bullet attached! The kit includes two interchangeable sleeves to use over the bullet! It's Hypo-Allergenic, Vibrates, and Rotates too! It also has multi-speeds, which the two pocket rockets listed above don't offer!

Celebrate Fall today with EdenFantasys! Over 100 products on sale, up to 70% off!!! Christmas is coming up fast! The above items would make great stocking stuffers!

Disclosure: I will receive a gift card in exchange for my post from

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 9/20)

Garfield Personalized Children's Book - U.S. -

McAfee Antivirus Plus 2011 - U.S. - Staying Me

Scrabble Turbo Slam Game - U.S. - Staying Me

I Spy Super Challenger for Leapfrog Explorer - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Aerobie Skylighter Flying Disk - U.S. - Surviving the Motherhood

My Teenage Werewolf - book (2 winners) - U.S. - Tatum's Family Reviews

GeoSafari Dino Digs Tyrannosaurus Rex from Educational Insights - U.S. - Tatum's Family Review

Dora The Explorer: Dora's Storybook Adventures - 3 DVD Box Set - U.S. - Shining2Save

4 oz. Pumpkin Papaya Pomegranate Massage & Moisturizing Butter, 2 oz. Volcano Oil Gel, and a few other surprise samples of Maui Excellent products - U.S. - Felecia Fabro

Mango Luxe Body Scrub from KoCo Envy - U.S. - Caffeinated Mom

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Vegetable Gardening - book - Is There A Bathroom On This Ship?

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Preteens - book - U.S. - Being Frugal and Making It Work

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Teenagers - book - U.S. - Being Frugal and Making It Work

Befuzzled game - U.S. - Father Geek

MyMemories Suite 2.0 (value of $39.97) - Little Sprinkles of Fun

$25 GC to Cookie Lee Jewelry (@8pm EST) - Flip Flop Reviews

The Fred (Sunglasses) in white from The Cassette Company - emily k

Pair of Spiral Hope Earrings from Peaceful Treasures - Etsy (9/21 @12noon)- Not One Ordinary Moment

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Sunday 9/18)

TEN pack combo of this weekend's coupons (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Brass Locket Necklace - Jewelry by Janelle

Jawbone Toothbrush U.S. - Tatum's Family Reviews

Glee - 2nd Season DVD - US/CAN - Mommy Katie

Chuggington: It's Training Time DVD - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

My Baby Clothes Boutique $25 GC (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Toy Story 3 on Ice - St. Louis, MO (@8pm CST) - My Springfield Mommy

100 Read & Sing Devotions (@8pm CST) - My Springfield Mommy

Scotch Magic Tape (@8pm CST) - My Springfield Mommy

Your choice of a CD or DVD from Rock N' Learn - U.S. - Surviving the Motherhood

OXY Maximum Face Wash, OXY Maximum Cleansing Pads, and OXY Maximum Spot Treatment - US/CAN - Contest Corner

Educational Insights Hot Docs Jr. Phonics Fun - US/CAN - Natural Mama

Case of Ayala's Herbal Water in each flavor - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest (Rafflecopter)