Monday, March 29, 2010

Sillymama Quilts Winner:



I want to thank Sillymama Quilts again for this opportunity!

The winner is……


Julie said...
red polka dot clutch

Be sure to check your email.. You have 48hrs to get back to me, or I will have to pick a new winner. Thanks!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

This weeks Coupon Mom Episode!


I love watching these little clips cause you never know what interesting thing you might learn. Plus you can always email your own challenge to her.


Lets see who won the socks???



And the winner of the Little Missmatched socks is……


Ashley said...

OMG these are great, just bookmarked their site my neices would love these, they already mismatch their socks all the time these would be perfect for them I like the Flip flop socks and the Faux Zipper Knee High Socks ADORABLE!

Congrats     !

Please check your email… You have 48hrs to respond, or i will pick a new winner. 

Thanks for entering and check back soon for more giveaways!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday’s Coupon Round-up:



Hope everyone had a great week! Ours has been interesting to say the least. Busy as usual…..

However, my kids are on vacation this upcoming week. I’m very excited to have some time to spend with them. Do some projects, kick around some ideas for summer… Prepare for some upcoming Scouting events. Anyone else on vacation this upcoming week?? If you are any big plans?

Well here are some more coupons I’ve managed to get together for you. Happy Shopping!!!

15% off any one item @Staples, except computers

$5 off an Oil Change @ Jiffy Lube

$30 off Home Made Simple products, such as Dawn, Febreeze

HERE you can get some cracker coupons

$1/1 Coopertone Suncare Product

$5/1 Leapster Game (which you could pair with a $5 Target coupon if you spend $30)

$1/1 Neosporin Product

$1.50/1 Benadryl Product



Where do we go? By James Weinser Blog Tour:



Where Do We Go Book Cover 



Our Thoughts:

My son really loved this booked. He enjoyed the story, and the pictures. The pictures were so bright and cheery, it really made the subject easier to handle. When I asked him if he knew what the book was trying to discuss after he read it… I was very happy to hear that he understood perfectly, and he even told me some of the things he thought it was like after leaving. I was impressed with the book, and recommend it to any family with small kids. To either help ease a loss, or just to help with the discussion. Here are some pictures of my son reading it:



About the Book:

This award winning book, delicately talks about the subject of death and the hereafter. Helping parents with that difficult subject after having to deal with a tragedy. You can learn more about it HERE.

About the Author:

Born in New York City in 1945, James Weinsier was raised on Long Island. He received an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Nassau Community College in 1964, followed by service in the U. S. Navy. Upon completing his tour of duty, he resumed his education at the University of Miami, graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He is now retired and lives with his wife, in Fernandina Beach, FL.

In 2006, James experienced the devastating losses of three family members: his father, a son and grandson, Isaac Randolph, who died in a neonatal infant care unit from complications of necrotizing enterocolitis (an intestinal disorder) 10 days after his premature birth. In response to the pertinent questions from his other young grandchildren about what happens to us after we die, James wrote a children's book, Where Do We Go?, which was published in 2008.

Buy it:

You can purchase this book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble around $12.95


* "This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by: James Weinsier/FiveStar Publications for this review."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blockbuster Express Buy one Rental get one Free:




Looking for something to do this Friday night?? Why not a movie night at home with the kiddo’s?? Or even just you and the hubby??

There are some movies coming out that look really good! I know, we have started a list of ones we want to see. Here is a few on our list:

  • Astro Boy
  • Princess & the Frog
  • Did you hear about the Morgans??
  • The Blind Side
  • The Vampires assistant

Just to name a few that we want to see. We love using the Blockbuster Express Kiosk, makes movie renting so much easier for us.

So really mom’s who wants to drag the whole family in to the movie store just to have them fight over what they want to see. When you can just pick one up while your out at the local grocery store getting your milk??  Just look for this Kiosk:


Before you even go out, you can look at Blockbuster Express, make an account and even save a movie online, at your preferred kiosk. Then go home with movie in hand, for $1 a night!!! How can you go wrong?? Best part is you don’t have to even have a Membership!

Use this code, and you pay for the first movie for one night, and get the second movie free (one nights rental). Fee’s will apply if you are late returning it.


When you sign up on there site found HERE. You also will get codes sent to your email occasionally. Hurry and plan your movie night soon. This code expires 3/31/10!




CurrClick Easter Freebies:



Not sure if any of you are familiar with Currclick and its curriculum, but if you are they are giving away 18 free things if you can find all 18 Easter eggs hidden on their pages.



Now if you don’t want to have to look them all up yourself. You can go on over to Laura Williams Musings, and she has listed where to find each one. There are some great resources in this bunch!

Happy hunting!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Simple Woman’s Daybook:





For Today March 22nd, 2010


Outside my window- It is suppose to be rainy again…. which makes me sad, since it was so nice this past few days.


I am thinking- YAY! Cookies are over, now I can finish up the last of the paperwork, and get back to normal.


From my imagination- Nothing right now, luckily have a vacation week next week from almost everything, and then I can regenerate and get back to my norm.

I am thankful for- Lots of stuff… we tend to lose track of the things we take for granted. I’m trying to remind myself of them more lately. 

From the kitchen- Not sure… Very good question. Any Suggestions?

I am wearing- Jeans, t-shirt, and croc’s!

I am reading- A few books right now…


I am hoping- for a smooth week…

I am creating-  Nothing!

I am hearing- Just the hum of my computer, and the kids chattering at the table. Almost time for them to head to school.


One of my favorite things- Get togethers, memories, and fun!

A few plans for the rest of the week….  Dance, Girl Scout Meeting, Baseball, Cub Scouts, Library, some training, errands, T-ball, Baseball again, a softball game with the girl scouts, hopefully some relaxing.  

A Picture I'm sharing-  A picture of Holly, Hunter, Mickey Mouse, & Me, from Disney! Miss you Girl!!!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday’s Coupon Round-up:


Another week gone…Wow, where does the time fly to? This week was yet another busy week for us… we had the first games of the Baseball Season. Almost looking forward to Vacation week. Here are a few new coupons, I rounded up for you! Happy Saving!


New coupons on that you can see HERE

$1/1 Glade Scented Room Spray

$1.50/2 Glade Candles

Buy on Glade Scented Plugins Oil Scent, and get one holder free

$1/1 Sunsilk Product

$.75/1 Malt-O Meal Cereal

Go HERE and you can get $10 in Laundry care coupons

$1/8 Yoplait Yogurts

Scotch-3M products

$1/2 Hillshire Farms Sausage Products

Several $.55/1 Johnsonville

Leapfrog Coupons

$.75/1 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Trip to Disney


with our visitor Holly. Well after a few days of Rain to ruin our plans.. We finally were able to get to Disney. Thanks again to our great friend Jessica for helping us out with that!

On Saturday morning Hunter, Me, and Holly headed out to check out Disney. Were we met up with some more friends there. It was a bit windy but in the 70’s, making it a beautiful day to be outside. We were going to head to Magic Kingdom first but due to crazy amounts of people, also wanting to share in this beautiful weather we ended up at Epcot first.


We checked out the Coke Cola place first. Were we managed to trick holly into tasting the Italy one. I wish, I had gotten her face on camera for that! To funny!


Then we headed over to see a few characters. You can’t go to Disney and not have your picture taken with Mickey right??



After we did that, we headed over to see the Tinkerbell Display. Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival was going on. It was beautiful, here are a few of the pictures I took in there.

Fairy Garden College

After that, there really wasn’t to much for the kids to see, so we decided to take a boat to Hollywood Studio’s. Were we got some lunch, and checked out a few places. Mainly just some character spots, and the Playhouse Disney area. Here is a picture of Holly way to excited to see Handy Manny!!! (can you tell we have kids)


From there we caught the bus back to the Magic Kingdom. By the time we got back there it was dinner time, so most people were headed out. (still millions of people in there but you know) Our first stop was Tom Sawyer Island for Hunter but it was closed. He was rather upset about this, so we went on to Splash Mountain. Where is is FINALLY big enough to ride it. We got fast passes for later, and went on the train to Toontown. Got on the Barnstormer Roller coaster, and then headed to the Race track. Hunter wanted to drive, so I agreed. He gave me wicked whiplash!!! Oh my goodness!


After a few more rides it was time to head back to Splash Mountain. What a blast! Hunter loved it, and of course Holly and I got SOAKED! So worth it though. After that we watched the last Spectro Magic Light Parade, and then called it a day, as we were all tired, and we were beginning to get cold!


It was a fun day with great friends, and memories that will last a lifetime!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tickler Tags Review & Giveaway

Tickler Tags Logo Thermal-smaller
I recently was asked to review Tickler Tags. I know your all thinking what in the world is that. That are a great idea developed by a mom, for moms. 

The owner/developer of Tickler Tags Nicole Budleski developed these for her daughter to remember the day’s plans. They help the child, parent and teacher remember what the child is doing that day.
I’m sure that some of you out there have had a child that forgot whether they were suppose to take the bus home, or if you were picking them up. That is where the Tickler Tags come in… Even for a small child who can’t read. They just look at the tag on the backpack, and then they know which they are suppose to do.
Tickler Tags offer:
Activity tags such as Soccer, Gymnastics', Football, and more! Also, Transportation tags, like the bus, carpool, mom or dad picking them up and more.
They also have what they call Tickle tags, which I think are just a wonderful addition. Like good job, way to go, smile, and even more encouraging ones. What better way to cheer them up at school, even when you can’t be there???
Or you can even upload photo’s and customize your own tags.
I think these were a wonderful invention! Our family loves them!!! It such much easier for my kindergartener to remember what is going on for the day.
To Buy: Go to today and check them out! The tags run about $1.50/tag, and $2.50/carabiner. They are offering free shipping until MARCH 31ST!!
Or Win:
Tickler Tags has graciously offered 2 of my readers a set of 5 tags, and 1 carabiner each!
To Enter:
Go to and pick which 5 Tags you would like and the Carabiner color, and put them in your comment. (MANDATORY TO ENTER)
Extra Entries:
  • Follow my blog
  • Follow me on Twitter (tweet once daily and leave the link in your comment.. be sure to use @the3kidsandme in the tweet)
  • Blog about my giveaway (put the link in your comment)
This giveaway will end March 31st @ 10pm EST. It is open to US Residents Only. I will chose a winner with and you will have 48hrs to respond.

*This review was made possible by Mom Made That! Thanks to Tickler Tags for the product for review. The opinions are mine and mine alone.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Simple Woman’s Daybook:






For Today March 15th, 2010

Outside my window- It is gorgeous! We have a couple of days of rainy weather coming in, but it is so nice. I love it!


I am thinking- so much to get done this week, and so little time to do it. Plus we have our last cookie booth this week.


From my imagination- Nothing… to much other stuff going on, to worry about my imagination.

I am thankful for- The last few days that I got to spend with my best friend. It was so nice to see her after a year. I’m gonna miss you girl! 

From the kitchen- nothing much… I think we are going to have to eat out. We have to much going on.

I am wearing- Capri’s, a tee, and croc’s! YAY!

I am reading- Nothing at the moment…but getting ready to start a new book.


I am hoping- that this week goes smoothly, and we have a good week. So much to do so little time to do it. Lol…

I am creating-  Not a thing this week. YOU?

I am hearing- Silence… the last bit before my day starts. Time to get the kids up in a minute.


One of my favorite things- Friends, good times, laughter and memories… Make the best combination!

A few plans for the rest of the week…. A trip to the Cookie Warehouse, Dance, Girl Scout Meeting, Baseball, T-ball, Cub Scouts, Library, and relaxing.  

A Picture I'm sharing-  The stack of cards, Hunter’s classmates made him while he was out. Made his whole week. :)


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin Review:




About the book:

Just like the title says…. How to sell your crafts, locally, globally, and on online. Kari Chapin guides you through how determine cost of goods, set your price, and identify competition. Where you should sell, such as in stores traditionally, esty, or venues. She guides you through starting your on website, and much, much more. So read it today and learn how to turn your talent into profit!


About the Author:


Kari Chapin has spent the past 15 years in the professional world incorporating marketing, publicity, buyer, freelance writer, community relations and stylist as various job titles. As someone who spends a great deal of time with artisans and craftspeople, it wasn’t surprising that one day, a compact fluorescent light bulb went off above her head, and she sat down and wrote The Handmade Marketplace. She likes tag sales, thrift stores, coffee, yarn, glitter, and paper. She lives in New England with her patient husband, two miniature dappled dachshunds, and one cranky orange cat. Meet Kari at her website,


My Thoughts:

To be honest I haven’t had a chance to finish this whole book yet, because I was a bit late receiving it. However, the chapters I have skimmed are so full of information. I have learned quite a bit already… just on the basic’s. I love to learn new things, so this was a great choice for me to read. The Chapters that have stuck out the most to me are 4 Marketing Basics, 6 Blogging, 12 Get creative. I’m eager to finish. This book is such a wealth of information that it would help a beginner or someone who has been in this for awhile to get a fresh look.


Buy it:

This wonderful book can be purchased at Storey Publishing for $14.95


*This book was provided by Storey Publishing through Mamabuzz for review. I was not paid for my opinion, so the thoughts are mine and mine alone.

Betty Crocker Giveaway Winner:




The winner is:


Ashley said...

we help our community by volunteering and buying locally instead of from big chain stores (when we can)

Be sure to keep checking back. We have a few giveaways going on right now, and a few more to come!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

YAY! A special vistor:


I was so excited, when my best friend from Maine told me she was coming down on her spring break from College. It has been a little over a year since the last time I saw her. Which is a long time for us. We grew up together as kids, and so we are a more like sisters. We tell each other everything, even if its hard. I’m happy to have such a great relationship with her. I’m very blessed.


We keep in touch by writing, calling, texting, video chatting, and instant messaging several times a week, but its just not the same. Its hard for me not, to be there having our kids play together or just going shopping together sometimes, ya know??

I’m happy that she was able to come spend a week here with us. I’ll post more about our visit through out the week!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Socks anyone??



Just because I’m in such a giving mood lately.. I wanted to offer my readers a special giveaway!

Yes that is right… I’ve almost had my blog up for 2 yrs now, and so I wanted to thank my readers.

How you ask?? Well, I have found this new place I love to shop. Its none other than Little Missmatched! I am such a fan of their product. Mostly cause I’m a big color freak, and I love to mix colors. What better way than to do it on purpose.


There for I am giving away 2 sets of socks girls.

To Enter:

Visit them and tell me what is your favorite item.

Extra Entries:

  • Follow my blog
  • Follow me on Twitter (tweet once per day, leaving me the link .. be sure to use @the3kidsandme in it)
  • Snag my button
  • Blog about my giveaway

This giveaway will close on March 26th @ 10pm EST. Open to US Residents only … Winner will be chosen by and will have 48hrs to respond to my email.

*Little Missmatched has nothing to do with this giveaway. I bought these on my own, and the opinions are strictly mine. I was not paid or compensated in anyway.


Friday Coupon round-up:


Well its Friday again! How was everyone’s week?? I hope that you all are having a good week. Mine has been pretty good thus far, we wish the rain would slow down a bit, but what can ya do??

Here is a few coupons I have found for you this week.

$1/1 Rayovac Batteries

$.75/1 Malt o Meal Cereal

$10/1 Blu Ray DVD Of Princess and the Frog

$1/1 Johnson Baby Product

$1/1 Kix Cereal

$.75/1 Mission Tortilla


Also I want to share with you this weeks episode of Coupon Mom. You can always read more about HERE.


I love watching her video’s and learning some interesting things that I never thought about before. I think, I can honestly say that I learn something new from her every time!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Opening Day Baseball…..

went off without a hitch! Two of my kids are playing baseball this year. Hunter is on coach pitch again this year, and then my youngest daughter Sage is playing T-ball.
They are both very excited to be playing this season. Hunter is happy to be returning and see how much more he can improve.
Doesn’t he look so handsome??
Sage is excited to be playing for the first year. She is so cute out there in her pink cleats, and pink/purple glove. 
They both had a great morning with pictures, and then we went out on the field to be announced. After the Mayor threw the first pitch, we had lunch. Hunter wasn’t able to play his scrimmage game, due to his surgery the week before...but Sage was. We had a great time, and enjoyed the day. More to come on this years season.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Job Chart Review

Looking for an easy way to keep track of your kids chores??
I recently had the opportunity to try out My Job Chart which is online. Making it a bit easier to find, and keep track of. We used to have one on the fridge, but it would forever get knocked down, lost or they would end putting stickers in where they shouldn’t.
With My Job Chart, you sign up for free. Add as many kids as you want, and give them there own password. Then you can go in and put the chores you want them to do. Such as homework, brushing teeth, taking out the trash or cleaning their room. Each one is already alotted an amount of points for doing it. Then you go on the rewards page, and put in how many points the have to reach to get what ever you choose. There is rewards to choose from like, computer time, movies, new book, etc. You can even add your own chores in, or rewards. Very adaptable to your families needs.
My son really likes this program, so he can track how many more points he needs to get what he is working for. Plus he has a list right in front of him… of the things he needs to do, and when. As you can break them down by day and AM/PM.
Hurry and sign up today! Make your life a bit simpler!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Rainbow Brite Cd Winners:



Ashley Said:

Ashley said...

I used to watch Saturday morning cartoons as a kid, its been a while so i dont remember all of what I watched but I know I loved Raphael on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles :)


Sweetone624 Said:

sweetone624 said...

I used to watch Saturday morning cartoons. I loved Bobby from Bobby's World. It was a great cartoon. Thanks for giveaway

Brie Said:

Brie said...

That was when Saturday morning cartoons were good! I watched everything, but Rainbow Brite was my favorite. I even had a Rainbow Brite theme bedroom!
Rainbow Brite
See the shining light
Yes I'm gonna take ya to Rainbow Brite
Starlite flies
Right before your eyes
And rainbow colors will cheer you up
Magic Light
Gonna take you for a ride.


Marti Said:

Marti said...

My favorite saturday cartoons were Looney Tunes. Bugs Bunny is still the best to me.

Congrats to the winners!! I’ve emailed you all. Stay tuned for more great giveaways! Thanks again!



Sillymamma Quilts Review & Giveaway!!!

I was recently contacted by Brooke… to do a review for her quilts. She sent me the Fiesta Runner for my table. Oh my is it just beautiful! I was so impressed with the quality and design. I love the stitching she uses as well.
Fiesta runner

The picture just doesn’t do the runner justice. It is beautiful! The quality is wonderful, and she does such great work! I only wish, that i had half of that talent.
Spring runner
Silly Mamma Quilts was started by Brooke. She is the mom of 4 kids from the ages of 5yrs to 22yrs old! Her older daughter is in college working on her masters, and getting married this summer. Brooke’s youngest is in pre-school, getting ready to head into kindergarten in the fall. Brooke really enjoys playing around with color, so she really enjoys quilting and scrapbooking. She has been quilting for over 20yrs. She does lots of stuff for friends and family. Her company came out of a rough time in her life. Her  younger brother passed away 2 yrs ago, and the only way she knew how to show her love to family was by making them stuff, cause she lived so far from them. Sillymamma Quilts is also very supported by her husband, and family!
You can go to her Esty Shop to buy one!
Win It:
Brooke from Sillymamma Quilts has offered to give one of my readers anything of their choice from her shop, EXCEPT for a quilt.

To Enter:
Go to Sillymamma’s Esty Shop and come back and tell me which thing you would like to win. (This is Mandatory to Enter)

Extra Entries:
  • Follow Silly Mamma’s Quilts Blog
  • Follow Silly Mamma’s Quilts on Twitter
  • Follow my blog
  • Follow me on twitter and tweet about it. (leave me a comment with the link, you can do this once daily)
  • Blog about my giveaway (leave me a link in my blog)
This Giveaway will end March 21st @ 10pm!
The winner will be chosen by, and the winner will have 48hrs to respond to my email, or i will have to chose a new winner. The giveaway is open to only US residents.

* This review was made possible by Mom Made That!  Silly Mama Quilts provided me with a table runner to do my review. I was not paid in any other way, and the opinions are mine and mine alone.

Simple Woman’s Daybook:








For Today March 8th, 2010

Outside my window- It is so beautiful! The sun is out, and its finally warm again.


I am thinking- man my face hurts.. I got the my first sunburn on Saturday.


From my imagination- Not much this week. I have lots of work to get done, and my best friend is coming from Maine!! Yippee!!!

I am thankful for- The nice weather this week, and my health. Everyone around me has been really sick, and I have managed to keep it away.

From the kitchen- Not really sure yet, what I’m going to make. Any ideas?

I am wearing- Capri’s and t-shirt and my croc’s!

I am reading- A new book I just got in the mail yesterday, by Jane Kirk Patrick.


I am hoping- that we are going to have a great week. We have our first games this week for baseball, and a girls night! So excited!

I am creating- A grocery list, really need to get it done. 

I am hearing- Silence.. The kids are still sleeping. Off to get them up in a minute, to get ready for school. Hunter goes back today after a week and a half off.


One of my favorite things- Vacations! After this month, I really think I’m going to need one. Holy moly!

A few plans for the rest of the week….  Dance, Girl Scout Meeting, Cub Scouts, Library, Hanging with a good friend, T-ball game, Baseball game, and Girls Night out! 


A Picture I'm sharing- The kids being silly. Can you find Hunter?

Can you find hunter

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Coupon Round-up



Hi everyone!! Thanks for your patience with me last week. I’m back, and I have some pretty good coupon’s this week! I’m excited. I was making my shopping list for this upcoming Monday, and it looks like I’m going to be able to score quite a bit for free or close to it. Yippee!!!

Exclusive All Magazine Coupons can be found here.. Some good ones.

Having a family night?? Here are some $2 to $5 off Movie Coupons.

New Target Coupons for those of you near one… Good ones to match up with Manufacturer coupons and get a great deal HERE!

Party City $10 off a $30 purchase HERE! Exp. 3/8 but you can use it online too. (I know, I’m going to use it for Hunter’s birthday supplies!)

$1/1 Del Monte Fruit Chillers

Huggies Pull-ups and Wipes

Happy Shopping!!!



Thursday, March 4, 2010

Look for $160 in Savings in this weekends paper:


P&G Brand Savers is releasing their biggest coupon booklet EVER!!!


This paper is going to be delivered to 55 million homes around the country. It will include coupons for some of your favortie brands, such as Gillette, Pantene, Tide, Pampers, Cover Girl, Frebreeze and Swiffer… Just to name a few!


Wanna hear the best part… For every coupon redeemed P&G will provide a day’s worth of clean drinking water for a child in need through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water.

Can you believe that everyday 4,000 children in developing countries die from illness and disease related to unsafe drinking water… I must say that just breaks my heart.

So don’t forget to pick up your Sunday paper if it doesn’t come to your house. Use your coupons and help people in need.


*Thanks to One2One Networks for providing me with the info.

Attention to my Florida Readers:







Bush gardens is offering preschool kids from age 5 and under a pass from now until December 2010. How can you beat that???

I went and printed mine out.. and hopefully we can make a trip this summer. Hey, that is one less kid I have to pay for to go!

All you have to do is REGISTER, and print out the the ticket, and bring a valid birth certificate.

Here are few rules:

  1. You have to be a Florida Resident
  2. The Pass is good for Tampa, FL only
  3. You can’t register at the gate, you have to do it online ahead of time.

Hope you all enjoy and have a great time if you go!!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Random stuff update:


Hi everyone! I just wanted to drop you a line…

I have been crazy busy with life these last few weeks. Its been insane… so here is a quick recap.

  • Hunter is recovering slowly, but doing ok. He has had an unusual amount of pain in his ears. However, he is starting to act better, so that is a good sign. We are busy working on some homework he needs to finish up from being out. I am pretty sure he will need the 2nd week off from school, just to be sure he is on the up and up.
  • The girls are finally over there cold, and sage seems to be doing much better…. and sleeping a bit better.
  • I’ve been getting more and more reviews, which is very exciting to me… I’m so excited that my blog is starting to grow so well. I wanted to apologize for my slowness lately. Thanks for your patience.
  • Baseball is going good, but slow. It has been very cold out, so practices are a challenge. We would be ok, if the wind would die down, and some of the rain would go away. We have opening day ceremonies this week. More on that to follow after the weekend.
  • Both kids are doing great in school… I have had a meeting with both their teachers, and they are A students right now. I’m very proud of them. Sage, is continuing to do good at home. We are starting to learn some small words, and doing some math. She is loving it!
  • Girl Scouts is doing awesome. We started with 2 girls at the beginning of the year… I’m happy to say our troop has grown to 13 girls in the past few months. I’m very proud of them and their accomplishments. We are doing great with our Cookie Booth Sales. However, making my life a bit crazy right now!
  • Cub Scouts is also going good… As you probably have read earlier, Hunter has gotten his Wolf Badge, and so due to baseball, we aren’t able to attend meetings every week, but we are still working on stuff at home.
  • That is about the most of our life… so if I am slow to return an email, or comment, please forgive me, I’m still trying to learn a good balance of everything!! Thanks again for following my blog!

The winner of Hear no Evil by Matthew Paul Turner:


Congrats Jordyn!!!

Jordyn said...

I'm a follower.


You won!

I don’t have an email address for you, so please leave me a comment with one in it. You have 48hrs to respond, or I have to pick a new winner!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks Win & Give Review & Giveaway:


Right now until May 30th, each day One Laptop will be awarded to a US Winner. How cool is that?? Wait it gets better… and for every laptop WON, one laptop will be donated to an African Child through One Laptop Per Child. This is an organization that provides educational opportunities for the worlds poorest children.  I think that is absolutely wonderful! I bet you know would like to know how you can win a laptop right??

Well you just have to enter the unique code on the back of participating boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored snacks at

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Betty Crocker I also have provided me with a Giveaway, that contains 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored snacks. PLUS they will donate $25 towards One Laptop Per Child on your behalf.

Leave me a comment telling me what one of family’s ways to give back to your community or just a way you help encourage your children to help others?? 


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Monday, March 1, 2010

Simple Woman’s Daybook:







For Today March 1st, 2010 

Outside my window…it is sunny, but oh so chilly!!!


I am thinking…. Phew one week down, a few more to go!!!


From my imagination….. Nothing, we are to busy for imaginations right now.

I am thankful for…. my son being a good sport about surgery. 

From the kitchen...Not sure… got to get that figured out.

I am wearing…. Jean’s and a t-shirt

I am reading… Nothing but need to start a new one very soon!


I am hoping…. That Hunter’s recovery stays on the mend. He is slowly coming around.

I am creating…. time for me!

I am hearing….. Everyone sleeping… need to get Rachel up for school though very soon!!


One of my favorite things…..Girl Scout cookies! YUM!

A few plans for the rest of the week….  Dance, Trip to the cookie warehouse, Girl Scout Meeting, Baseball, Cub Scouts, Library,  T-ball practice, and Cookie Booths Sales.


A Picture I'm sharing..... Hunter in the recovery process…

Waiting for the doctor at Sage's appt