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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Shout-out to Apple iPhone!

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I gotta get on here & give a happy-excited-super-duper-stoked
to the Apple iPhone!!!

Just this past weekend, mine went plop in the potty & I couldn't find a way to turn it off, it just kept flickering & then the light turned off. 
I could hear texts & calls coming in but couldn't turn the screen on. I thought I was doomed.
I shoved it in a box of rice & went to work. Came home later & tried it, still not working.

Stuck it in a bag of rice overnight & voila, the next morning it was as good as new!
I am so impressed it survived after what seemed like the end of my precious phone.

Thank you iPhone

Thursday, June 30, 2011


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Time to finally announce the winner of the free pair of glasses from

I was very surprised by the low entries but hey, more power to the few that entered!

The winner is...

#10 out of 10 entries
who said
bugsyysgub said... 
http://www.39dollarglasses.com/3005_Black.html The glasses would be for my husband. He needs a new pair like crazy!!
 CONGRATS!! :D Hope he loves them!
You have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 
Thank you for entering!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

39DollarGlasses Review & a GREAT giveaway!

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One very lucky reader will win a FREE pair of eyeglasses/sunglasses!!! (up to $75)

Keep reading....

Check out those beauties down there

39DollarGlasses.com hooked me up with them. They even came with a really soft microfiber cleaning cloth, a soft little drawstring bag that the glasses were cushioned in while inside the hard clamshell case. I also received a keyring glass repair tool, how cute! :)

I was very satisfied with the customer service from 39dollarglasses.com, they are so personable & get back to you immediately on any questions you may have. They have a fantastic return policy & even better prices!

Since I don't currently wear glasses (um yeah I haven't been to the eye doctor since I was 12, I think I need to make an appt!), I gifted these pretty glasses to my mama. She tried them on & was very satisfied with the look & feel of them.

Here is their return policy...
At 39dollarglasses.com, we offer a 100% Worry-Free Guarantee. Our objective is simple: to make sure every customer has a wonderful experience purchasing from us. If you are unhappy for ANY REASON you may return your eyeglasses for a full refund (less shipping) or one-time exchange at no cost. (Exchanges for higher-priced items will only be charged for the difference in price). We even provide FREE return shipping!

Included in EVERY $39 order is...

•Light & Thin Prescription Lenses

•100% UV Protection

•Tough Scratch-resistant coatings

•Ultra-soft Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

•Stylish Hard Case

•100% Quality Guarantee

•Knowledgeable Customer Support

•Next-Day Delivery Available
They also offer free shipping on any order over $99!


You can buy your very own pair of 39DollarGlasses by visiting their site with your current prescription! I am also offering a 10% off code - EMAMA. GO buy some awesome glasses!


One lucky reader from US or Canada will win a FREE pair of prescription sunglasses OR eyeglasses up to $75! 

Mandatory entry-  Visit 39DollarGlasses on Facebook & "like" them- leave them a comment on their wall about their prices, glasses, or whatever you like about them! :)

Additional entries-

  • Like Everyday Mama on Facebook
  • "Share" this blog post on Facebook & link me to it (@Everyday Mama) This can be done once daily.
  • Blog about this blog post & leave me a link (+3 entries)
  • Follow Everyday Mama via GFC
  • Buy a pair of glasses from 39dollarglasses.com- I will need a confirmation number or something to verify for this entry (+10 entries)
  • Comment & tell me which pair you would choose if you won
Giveaway will end June 25th at 10pm EST.
Open to readers US & Canada, 18+
Winner will be randomly chosen using random.org & then emailed.
Please make email easy to find or leave in comment.
If I receive no response with 48 hrs, a new winner will be chosen.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Life is Great!

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Hello friends!!

Just wanted to update a little on my life, haven't posted much lately besides giveaways....which are always fun! :)

Life is getting better each day, I'm so blessed & very thankful for it & all my loved ones in it! Still working full-time in the pharmacy, yes even at 8.5 months pregnant! I can't wait til baby arrives so I can take some time off. As you may know, I became a CPhT (Certified Pharm. Tech) in Feb and wasn't sure when a spot would open up so I could start working as one. Currently, I am a cashier who does a little of both. My boss informed me that when I come back from maternity leave, he's going to move me into the technician position! I'm so excited to finally have a title other than "cashier."

Christopher had his preschool graduation last Monday, I am so proud. He has learned so much since the start of the year, it's amazing. The school is really great & the teachers there are phenomenal! He will be going to big old kindergarten next year, I literally just can't believe it! How can he be in school already??!?

I decided to name the baby Joshua Ryan. Due date is still July 10th but I have this feeling that he will come at the end of June. I'm really REALLY hoping he does!! Christopher is excited, says he can't wait until he comes because he's "gonna love him". Noah keeps saying the baby is "bad" and that he's not going to hug or kiss him...yeahhh, I think we might have a jealousy problem with that one!! 

The weather is finally getting warmer & the rain looks like it just might be tapering off for awhile, yay!! I planted some flowers today in my flower boxes on my porch, hopefully I can keep them alive this year! I also bought a chives plant, just for fun. How often are you supposed to water plants anyway? Every day? And are you supposed to soak the soil or just dampen it? I'm so plant illiterate. Ha!

I do have another REALLY nice giveaway coming up so keep your eyes peeled!! Thanks for reading! MUAH!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

CSN stores gift card WINNER!

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The winner of the CSN stores $40 gift card is...

#31 who said...

Krissie said... 
I blogged #2 http://kristysstuff.blogspot.com/p/contests-ive-entered_25.html
Congrats Krissie!! Hope you have fun picking out something to spend it on!!
Thanks for reading, friends!
If I do not receive an answer within 48 hours, I will re-draw a new winner.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lovable Labels WINNER!

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Sorry about the delay in posting the winner but I can FINALLY say I have a computer & internet & will be able to keep blogging away for awhile! I'm so happy!

So without further adieu, the winner of the Lovable Labels camp pack is....

#15- Jessalynn DeRusha who said...

""Shared the blog post on FB and linked you!""
Congratulations Jessalynn! Hope you enjoy your camp pack full of labeling goodies, I know I do!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lovable Labels Review & Giveaway

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It all started with a mom that found herself in the middle of a problem! When she took her son to childcare she was asked to label all of his belongings. This meant labeling everything from his outdoor clothing, to his indoor shoes, lunches, sippy cups and backpack. She recognized there was a need in the market for personalized labels that were tough & durable & could stand the test of time and the everyday use that children put them through.

Personalized durable labels & tags are Lovable Labels specialty. They developed the best quality labels that are durable and beautiful! Their labels are waterproof, dishwasher & microwave safe, washer & dryer safe, sun safe, bleach safe, sunscreen safe & temperature safe. From multipurpose sticker labels to shoe labels and clothing labels, Lovable labels makes sure to have you covered!

Lovable Labels launched in 2003. Throughout the years they have continued to develop the innovative and useful products, many of which have derived from customer suggestions and feedback! Even today, Lovable Labels strives to continually add new products and ideas to challenge themselves to bring the best quality products for their customers.

My thoughts....
      I received my very own Camp Pack & was shocked by how advanced the packaging was & just how durable the labels really are. You really get ALOT for your money. I chose the "Movin' & Groovin'" Camp Pack, they are so adorable! I definitely say they are worth the buy. Thumbs up!!

The Ultimate Camp Pack includes:

•15 Regular Sticker Labels
•40 Slimline Sticker Labels
•72 Press n'Stick Clothing DOTS
•12 Shoe Labels
•2 Mini-Metal Tags (two 4” silver ball chains incld)
•12 Square Labels


Lovable Labels is located online, making it easy for anyone to order from anywhere in the world! They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
www.LovableLables.ca or 1-866-327-LOVE (5683)

 Win your very own Lovable Labels camp pack, worth $44.95 (CDN)!!
To win, do one or many of the following...

MANDATORY entry:  Follow Everyday Mama or comment that you already do
  • Leave me a comment telling me what you'd most like these labels for & whose name you would put on them
  • Follow @mylovablelabels on Twitter
  • 'Like Lovable Labels- Headquarters on Facebook & tell them I sent you!
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog & leave me a link (+2 entries)
  • Share this blog post on your facebook & make sure you link Everyday Mama to it
  • 'Like' Everyday Mama on Facebook
Giveaway will end April 30th @ 10pm EST
Contest open to both US & Canada, ages 18+
Winner will be chosen with random.org & emailed.
Please make sure your email is public.
If I get no response within 48 hrs, a new winner will be drawn.
The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

CSN Stores $40 giftcard giveaway!

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CSN has a special little place in my heart so I'm soo excited to announce that I was offered another chance for a review/giveaway. This time I chose to do a giveaway for my awesome followers, a special thanks for sticking around on my follower list even though I haven't been around much. Much appreciated, friends!!

So I'm offering up a $40 giftcard to use on whatever you want at ANY of CSN's stores! CSN offers pretty much anything you could possibly need for your household, like adjustable bar stools to sit at & catch up on your fav blogs. :) 

So cute, right??

How to enter...
  • Follow my blog (or leave a comment saying you already do)
  • Visit CSN stores & tell me what you'd love to buy with your gift card if you win
  • Blog about this giveaway & leave me a link (+3 entries)
  • 'Share' this post on facebook & make sure you link up Everyday Mama to it (@Everyday Mama)
Giveaway will end May 7th @ 10pm EST
Only open to US readers ages 18+
Winners will be chosen at random with random.org & emailed.
Please make sure I can find your email on your profile. 
If I get no response in 48 hrs, a new winner will be chosen.
All opinions expressed in this post are solely mine & not influenced by monetary compensation.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stoppin by again to say "See you soon!"

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Hello followers & friends!!

It seems like it has been a lifetime since I lost my computer access! Well, actually, it's been 2 months as of today! I'm so sorry I haven't been around. BUT I have good news....a friend has a computer that I might be able to use until I can afford one & I'm gonna hopefully find some affordable internet (I live on a pretty tight budget now since I'm a single mama with a Walmart income!) so that I can blog again! I miss it soooo much. I also have several awesome giveaways just waiting for me to post!! I can't wait to get back at it again. So maybe in a week or two (hopefully!?), I will have it up & running again. :) See ya soon!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Crayon Initial Craft - Great for teacher gifts!!

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Guest Blogger: Morgan from Bouts, Pouts and Shouts

So the end of the school year is coming fast upon us and I wanted to make something for my daughter's teacher like I did last year for her other teachers, but I wasn't sure what to do. Well I came across this blog months back about doing the initial of the teacher's name with crayons. I thought it was really neat and filed it in the back of my mind for later use. Well, now is the time for later use. I used her basic concept, but did a few things differently.

To start: gather your supplies for the main frame. I have my 10x10 shadow box, 2 sheets of felt, pack of foam letter stickers, scissors and double sided tape (not pictured).

I laid the pink down first, that's where I wanted to stick the letters for her teacher's name. I decided to use double sided tape because I thought it would look cleaner. I wasn't sure if glue might bleed through and then look like a mess....so I stuck with the tape. Then I put the foam stickers on to spell her teacher's name.

Once I thought it looked right, I added the other sheet of felt with double sided tape.

Now comes the more tedious part....Gather supplies again: I used 2 boxes of new crayons (snagged up at back to school time for .25/ea!!), white glue, sandpaper, knife, scissors, and the initial printed on paper (choose a font you think would look best shaped out of crayons).

You can cut out the letter if you want (I couldn't since the white would show through instead of the gray felt but if you do this with just paper, it should work out fine.). I chose to cut the crayons and lightly glue them on the letter as I went to kind of hold them in place while I shaped the initial.

I found that marking them made it easier to know where to cut. I also alternated the direction of the crayons and followed a basic rainbow pattern; but it looks awesome when done haphazardly as well :o)

And here's the finished crayon letter!

Now I just transferred each crayon onto the gray felt, individually. And here's my finished product.....I bet my daughter's teacher will love it!

And for those cut off stragglers.....

Just peel the paper off and place in a nonstick pan (I chose a star shaped one)

Bake for about 10 minutes in a 300ºF oven.

Let them cool for about 15 minutes and then pop them out

And there you go, awesome crayons!

Have fun crafting!!

(This post has been written by a guest blogger. The opinions and views expressed by the guest blogger may or may not be those of Everyday Mama. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Everyday Mama.)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

We have a winner!!

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Apologies for not posting this sooner. But as the saying goes, better late than never, right?

The WINNER of the Red Gold Tomato Products giveaway is......

#16 Jessalynn who said:

"I Like you on FB"

Congratulations!! Contact Everyday Mama within 48 hours to claim your prize. If Everyday Mama is not contacted within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.

(This post has been written by a guest blogger. The opinions and views expressed by the guest blogger may or may not be those of Everyday Mama. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Everyday Mama.)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Treats For Your Sweethearts

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Guest Blogger: Morgan from Bouts, Pouts and Shouts

Hey guys! I wanted to do a little guest post for my friend here at Everyday Mama and I got the idea from a fellow blogger over at Funny Days with Mommy and Maddie. I did basically everything the same. Here's my ingredient list:

1 bag milk chocolate chips (you can use whatever tickles your fancy)
1 bag heart-shaped marshmallows
Valentine sprinkles
Lollipop sticks
Wax paper
1/2 package almond bark

It's pretty simple really, prep is important though. First you can cover a couple of cookie sheets with some wax paper. Then it's time to skewer the marshmallows on the lollipop sticks. Now, after trial and error, I found that it you dip the stick in water, the marshmallows will just glide down the stick instead of getting caught and ruining the heart shape.....sometimes even destroying it. I also let them sit out for a good hour to they harden together just a tad. I find this helps when dipping - if you don't wait, it'll make it easier for the hearts to come off the stick.

Look how clean! Wish I had figured this out before I started....

Now you can melt your chocolate (I add a little Crisco to thin it out) and dip away. I dip 4, add sprinkles, dip 4 more, add sprinkles, etc. It's easier for the sprinkles to stay on the pops; you don't want the chocolate to harden because the sprinkles won't stick. After you're done, just pop in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour and there you go, the perfect treat for your Valentine :o)

All wrapped and ready to go for my daughter's classmates

Now I ventured off and did my own thing here. I melted some almond bark to do pops in a different flavor. I also coated some Teddy Grahams and they were scrumptious!! Tasted WAY better than store bought iced animal cookies. So just have fun with it :o)

And of course it's delicious dipped in some hot cocoa :o)

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

(This post has been written by a guest blogger. The opinions and views expressed by the guest blogger may or may not be those of Everyday Mama. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Everyday Mama.)

Red Gold Tomato Products Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!!

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Hurry, hurry, get your entries in! The Red Gold Tomato Products giveaway will end at 10pm EST on Sunday, February 13th (depending on what time zone you're in it could be today or tomorrow). There are only a few entries so the chances of winning are pretty high. Good luck guys :o)

Also, be aware that the M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Banking giveaway will be ending in just under 2 weeks, on February 25th. It's a really great opportunity to get a discount on cord blood banking. If you are pregnant or know anyone who is expecting, this is really something to consider. Remember, there will be TWO winners.

So spread the word!! And enter to your little heart's content.

(This post has been written by a guest blogger. The opinions and views expressed by the guest blogger may or may not be those of Everyday Mama. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Everyday Mama.)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hello lil one

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Well, finally & officially, after much waiting, I felt the lil one in my belly two nights ago :) I'm so excited. This is the part I look forward to from the moment I get a positive test. Once I can feel it, I feel so much more at ease. I was getting worried because it seemed like it was taking forever but in reality, it wasn't. I felt my oldest at 18-19 wks because he was my first, I suppose. With my youngest, it was 16 wks just like this one. I don't really understand women who say they felt their baby at 9 wks. I mean, c'mon! That is not even physically possible. Drives me nuts. What do you think about it? On a message board I frequent for my due date month, there were many girls who said they felt their baby at 9 wks...10 wks...11 wks, etc. One girl was backing up their claim with this reponse, "Think about it. If you hold a butterfly in your palm, you can feel it. So why wouldn't you be able to feel a live human being inside of you?"

Um...maybe because we have like 2,500 nerve receptors per square centimeter in our hand & I highly doubt there is anything even close to that in our UTERUS!

So far, I am only feelin baby at night when I'm sitting on the computer or cuddled up studying. Just feels like little tickles & bumps here & there. Only 13 more days until the big ultrasound! I'm excited & apprehensive at the same time. I can't decide what's in there by my own "instinct". In my past pregnancies, I've wanted a girl sooo bad, I convinced myself it was a "she"...and was disappointed. Of course, I love  my boys to pieces. and of COURSE, I still want a girl so bad. But something inside tells me it wouldn't be so bad to have 3 boys. It would definitely be insane...it's insane with two! But It would also be fun & boys are easy :) But I long for pink in my life. I'm a girly-girl & I love pink & barbies & dollies & tea parties. Whatever God gives me is what he wants me to have though so I will be happy no matter what!!

I will most definitely update after the ultrasound. Keep thinkin pink!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

$100 Giveaway for M.A.Z.E Cord Blood Banking! 2 winners!

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M.A.Z.E Cord Blood Laboratories provides long-term storage of your baby's cord blood. I have always thought about investing in this but have never had the money to do so at the time. I think anyone who can afford it should most definitely consider it. There is a beautiful story right on M.A.Z.E's website about baby John. How amazing! 
Baby John appeared developmentally delayed within the first few months of his life. His dedicated parents pursued his case with his doctors and were soon told that John was suffering from symptoms caused by a pediatric stroke. John received an umbilical stem cell transplant, from the cord blood that his parents banked when he was born. Almost immediately, John's parents began to see changes, and over time, in conjunction with traditional therapies, his progress has been remarkable. John's mother tells his story in her own words in this video.

M.A.Z.E. wants to raise awareness of cord blood banking. It is a privately owned laboratory with nationwide delivery and has no yearly or hidden fees, just one up-front cost. I love that part of it the very best. Easy & straightforward. There is even a chart on the website comparing M.A.Z.E to all of the other cord blood banks

I was very impressed by all the information on the website & there are phone numbers posted so you can seek additional help with ease. I would feel very comfortable banking cord blood with this company.

M.A.Z.E. is offering TWO of my loyal Everyday Mama followers $100 to go towards cord blood banking.

Mandatory entry:
You must visit M.A.Z.E's website & tell me something new that you learned.

Other entries:
(Leave a separate comment for each entry)

  • Become a public GFC follower of my blog 
  • Subscribe to my blog via Feedburner (look on sidebar)
  • Like M.A.Z.E on facebook
  • Follow M.A.Z.E on twitter
  • Like Everyday Mama on facebook
  • Follow Everyday Mama on twitter
  • Share the link to this giveaway on Facebook, make sure you link me up to it with an @ sign (+3 entries)
  • Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs (sidebar) (+1 entry daily)
  • Tweet about this giveaway & leave me a link (+1 entry daily)
Giveaway will end Feb 25th at 10pm EST. Winner will be randomly chosen using random.org & emailed. If your email cannot be seen on your profile, please leave it in your comments. If I do not receive a reply within 48 hrs, I will draw a new winner. 

Thanks Friends!! Good luck!!

Cozy Crafters Grand Opening Special Savings!

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Cozy Crafters is a brand spankin' new Etsy shop opening Monday, 1/24!

They are offering a special savings for their grand opening as well!

For the first week after opening (Mon-Sun), they are offering a 25% code- 

Check out their Etsy shop here

and while you're at it, "like" them on facebook!

Their stuff is absolutely adorable!! 

Hope you will take a visit & order something for your lil one or yourself!!

Red Gold Tomato Products Review & Prize Pack Giveaway!

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A good harvest begins with strong roots, and Red Gold can trace theirs back three generations. Red Gold began in 1942 when Grover Hutcherson and his daughter, Fran, rebuilt a Midwest cannery to provide fresh-tasting canned food products for the war effort. More than half a century later, they remain a family-owned business based in the heart of Tomato Country.

Red Gold is a private, family owned Indiana-based company around since the '40s focused on growing local in the Midwest  (Michigan, Ohio, & Indiana) where true seasons impact the flavor of tomatoes (the winters are important for the tomato soil).

I was invited to a review of Red Gold tomato products &of course, I accepted. I could always use new ideas for cooking!

I received this kit in the mail 

A bottle of ketchup, 4 assorted cans of tomatoes, recipe cards, a nice BIG tote bag. a magnet & a very nice recipe book.
I searched the recipe book & found one that sounded absolutely delish...AND IT WAS! :) There were many to choose from, unfortunately for me, my kids refuse to eat tomatoes so I had to weed out the ones that are too "tomatoey". 

Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it out yourself....

Ham & Tomato Rice Supper
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins

2 cups cooked ham strips
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 (14.5 oz) can Red Gold Diced Tomatoes Roasted Garlic & Onion
1 1/2 cups instant rice
8 oz processed American cheese (Velveeta), cubed

*Combine the ham, broccoli and undrained Red Gold Tomatoes Roasted Garlic & Onion in a large skillet & mix well. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir in rice & cheese.

*Remove the skillet from the heat. Let stand, covered, for 7 minutes. Stir until cheese melts. Serve with apple wedges.

*Note- Yields differ between regular rice & instant rice. One cup of uncooked regular rice equals 3 cups cooked, and 1 cup of instant rice equals 2 cups cooked. Instant rice must be used in this recipe because of the amount of liquid in the recipe & length of cooking time.

What a super simple meal. I loved it & so did the kids, they hardly noticed the tomatoes. :) I highly recommend it!

Red Gold products are available at select grocery stores.
The cookbook is available for $12 online.


One of my Everyday Mama followers will receive their very own prize pack!

Mandatory Entry::  You must be an Everyday Mama Follower to qualify. If you already are one, leave a comment saying you follow to participate!

Other entries::  
  • Visit Red Gold's website & tell me what product you'd like to try most
  • Share a yummy recipe that involves tomatoes with me
  • Follow Everyday Mama on Twitter
  • Like Everyday Mama on Facebook (+3 entries)
  • Suggest this giveaway to a friend, if they enter & mention your name, you get +2 entries per friend!
  • Blog about this giveaway (+4 entries)

Giveaway ends Feb 13th at 10pm. Winner will be randomly chosen using random.org. If your email address doesn't show in your profile, please include it in your comments. If I do not receive a response within 48 hrs, I will draw another winner.

Thanks & Good luck!!

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who participated!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Beautiful homemade organizers?? Yes please!!

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So about a week ago, I won this amazing giveaway.
I really didn't think I would!

I just received it in the mail & wow, it's even more beautiful in person!

I am the lucky owner of this beauty

It is so darn cute. It's actually smaller than I imagined. I was thinking "BINDER" as in school binder. But these are the perfect size, small enough to not be too big & not too tiny. They are clothed in a adorable fabric & embellished at the corner.

The inside is my favorite part. The little individual slots for pens??? Awesome!! She even included the pens :)

Go here to watch a video tutorial she made that explains it all in great detail.

I could have NEVER made up something like this on my own. I'm so excited to start using it! My favorite part is that most of it is able to be used again & again!

They are priced at $45 now that she has re-vamped them into the best they can be. She laminates most of the pages though so the price reflects her costs quite a bunch. She has put sooo much thought & work into these! Head on over to her site & snatch one for yourself!

While you're over there, read her blog & follow! It's one of my favorites.

By the way, isn't she so darn adorable?? I envy her style & gorgeous hair! <3

Thank you SO very much Crystal!!! I love it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Feeling a little sad tonight.

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Wondering how I will survive as a single mother of (soon) 3 children under 5.

This wasn't the way things were supposed to be, not at all. This wasn't the way I EVER saw my life. I guess when I push away the anger, I have so much sadness for what our lives could have been & should have been. What our kids deserve & what they'll never have. I'll never again have someone who lives in my house that the kids can call "daddy". Now instead of ever planning our first vacation together, we are planning where the kids will be on a daily basis- daddy or mommy's house. Instead of holiday's spent together, I will spend the ones without my kids in tears. How can I have a real Christmas without them? It's so unfair. My dreams of going to school are slashed for now. Who knows when I'll have time to better myself. Here I am, working at Walmart, going nowhere.

Everyday life....I'm scared of it. You know how your husband stays home with the kids while you go to the grocery store or out with the girls or shopping just because you feel like it? This girl will be having none of that. You know how you can stay at home with your kids every day & still afford to get your nails done? You know how there's always someone there who can fix all the broken things, mow the grass, shovel the snow, take out the trash, kill the scary spiders, do the dirty jobs? Single moms don't have any of that. I've always had that & I'm not quite sure how I'll make it alone. I've never lived alone....I'm lost. I'm going to have a brand new baby & bring him/her home to a house with no one else to help me at night, no one to hold the baby because she's crying & the boys are fighting, no one to cry to when I feel like I'm at my wit's end in the middle of the night.

People say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but I don't know. I don't know if I'll ever trust another man again. From the way I see it, all men are liars, cheaters & bullcrap speakers. They say what you wanna hear, they don't mean what they say, they can lie right to your face without blinking an eye. It's a scary world out there. If you're the proud wife of a loving, devoted husband, please don't take him for granted. There are so many of us who have been trampled on & used who can only dream of something so great. Maybe one day I'll have something like that, or maybe not. I know most 24 year old men probably don't want to get very involved with a young mom of 3 kids. I mean....c'mon.

This was my pity party, I just needed to get it out. If you can relate, please comment. I know I'm not the only one.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stuck in a whirlwind.

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My life has never moved so fast as it has lately. It's nice in a small way....but just frustrating in most others. The things I wanna do, never have time to become anything but "I wish I could...." All the "musts" push their way to the front. I have alot of "want to's" that are "musts" in disguise but they still get forgotten daily.

Frustrating me even more is the fact that I'm carting my fail of a husband around this week & next until he can get his license back (long story). It really sucks. He works midnights so at 6:30 pm, I have to lug his butt to work & at 7:00 AM, I have to wake up my kids before they even wanna be up, throw them out in the winter cold, all to pick up his butt. I have nothing nice to say about this. He's also sucking all my gas & it's not exactly cheap! He was so generous & gave me $10 yesterday. WOW, thanks, that got me 3 gallons. So nice of you to share. In case you didn't know, I'm getting a divorce.

Back to the subject....

I should have added something to my resolution list (as you can see, blogging daily is one of those things that gets put on the backburner). I MUST turn this into a MUST--->studying for my pharmacy tech license. It's one of those things that was super important to me in the beginning & now is increasingly less important as time goes on. I planned on having my test done & over with by the end of the year. Here we are headed for mid-January & I'm still not completely ready. Walmart is even PAYING for it & I can't motivate myself. Gahhhhh. I'm so scared I'll go there & fail that I just keep putting it off. Guess that doesn't help me.

I have the day off tomorrow & I plan on enjoying it thoroughly :) I love Sundays off!! It's 9pm & I should probably crack open my study book. I'm noshing on Sluggles gummies & being lazy so far...if you haven't tried those gummies, you MUST :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Howdy Ho!

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Merry Christmas!!!

No wait, too late for that...


Nope...wrong again.

Okay well I guess it IS the new year but man, I am slow on keeping things updated lately. Maybe one of my resolutions should be to try & keep up with this blog!

As a matter of fact, I'm gonna make a list of some things I'd like to improve this year & things I'm super excited about this coming year. 

I'm resolving to...

1. Enjoy my pregnancy. Every single day of it! This will be my very last baby *sniff* so I must enjoy it :)

2. Study for & pass my test to be a certified pharmacy tech. I'm so close yet so far away. I'm such a procrastinator. And it's even paid for!! Gah.

3. Try to write a blog post every day. I'm gonna try really hard!!

4. Start brushing & flossing my teeth twice a day. Last year my resolution was to floss daily & I did it every day! Super proud of that :D

I'm looking forward to...

1. Living by myself for the very first time. I never have! I went from living under my mom's roof to being married at 18 & living with my husband. Now it will just be me & my 2 (then 3) kiddies :) Should be interesting!

2. Having a new lil baby around!! I can't wait to find out what he/she is! I want a little girl SO bad. I even put Noah's hair up in a ponytail tonight & boy, it felt good! HAHA! Hey, I was just seeing if it was long enough (and it was).

3. Continuing living my life one day at a time. I don't know when I discovered it but I think it was within the last year or two, living your life one day at a time is probably the best idea EVER. People tell me they think I'm "strong" but honestly, I think I just have learned to handle stress. I live each day as a new start, I don't worry about the next day. Well, sometimes I do, but I push it aside & wait until I get there to start solving. I think it stems from my personality, I am not a planner. Never have been. I get major anxiety just thinking about planning something in advance, haha!

Anyway, I hope you all made some good healthy resolutions for yourself. We all need some motivation in life. I'm always trying to find new ways to better myself. I'm nowhere near perfect! :D