Friday, December 4, 2009

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: The place for Ellen tickets, celebrity photos, videos, games, giveaways and more.

It's that time of year again, time for Ellen's 12 days of giveaways! You can enter here:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: The place for Ellen tickets, celebrity photos, videos, games, giveaways and more.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Winner Announced, Bundle of Trouble Book Giveaway

Thanks to all who entered. Using as always, we have a winner! Congratulations to Dezeme who left comment #2 ! You'll receive an autographed copy of Bundle of Trouble written by Diana Orgain . You'll have 36 hours to respond after I send you an email notification that your my winner. Congratulations again! Enjoy, it's a great read!
Dezeme said...
I am now following Diana on twitter. I am @scrappydz

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bundle of Trouble Book Giveaway Extended!

I've decided to extend this giveaway another 3 days until Nov. 30th! So read the review, leave me a comment on this post or the the original review and your entered! It's that easy!

Mommy-hood, meets comedy, meets mystery, Bundle of Trouble is a bundle of emotions, you'll laugh, you'll wonder "who did it?" and most of all, you'll be intrigued, through every chapter.
Click here to read more

Friday, November 27, 2009

Artificial Christmas Tree Giveaway at Balsam Hill

This is your chance to win a beautiful, artificial christmas tree from Balsam Hill's online giveaway! Enter to win a beautiful Colorado Mountain Spruce (ARV  $799.00 value) with, Ultrarealistic True Needle™ foliage, Pre-strung with high quality clear lights, Sturdy branches perfect for ornaments, Hinged design for easy set-up.Enter here:
Artificial Christmas Tree Giveaway at Balsam Hill

Sunday, November 22, 2009

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stylit.TV's Current Gift Bag Giveaway, Worth $2300.+

Stylit.Tv is at it again! They have another great giftbag giveaway going on. This gifbag is worth over $2300. and features gifts including makeup, candles, clothes, shoes and a $695 pair of Capelta boots. If your not already a member of Stylit.TV, it's easy to sign up, and you can always find bonus codes to give you more bonus credits to enter to win fabulous giftbags like the celebrities receive. Check out this video to learn more.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Bundle of Trouble, A Maternal Instincts Mystery

Mommy-hood, meets comedy, meets mystery, Bundle of Trouble is a bundle of emotions, you'll laugh, you'll wonder "who did it?" and most of all, you'll be intrigued, through every chapter.

Office manager Kate Connolly becomes a super-sleuth and a new mom in the same week. From the moment she and newborn Laurie lock eyes, Kate can't imagine returning to work after her six-week maternity leave, but in expensive San Francisco, she and her ad exec husband, Jim, need every bit of both incomes. Then a dead body is fished out of the bay and linked to Jim's estranged brother, George. Both the police and PI Albert Galigani, hired by the dead man's mother, believe that Jim and Kate know more than they're revealing. Kate is determined to find the elusive George and get some answers, but she soon gets in over her head.

Kate Connolly, a big fan of "To Do" lists  throughout the book, one example,

To-Do List:

1. Take Laurie to her one-month wellness appointment.
2. Visit Galigani in the hospital, find out what happened to him.
3. Find George.
4. Interview Kiku (bring own water!).
5. Call Winter Henderson re: hippie chick alibi.
6. Read the parenting book from library.
7. Find the parenting book from library.
8. Oh yeah, diet, exercise, clean car, be good mom/wife, cook clean, and all that jazz.

{Excerpt from Chapter One}
The phone rang, interrupting the last seconds of the 49ers game.
“Damn,” Jim said. “Final play. Who’d be calling now?”
“Don’t know,” I said from my propped position on the couch.
I was on doctor’s orders for bed rest. My pregnancy had progressed with practically no
hang ups, except for the carpal tunnel and swollen feet, until one week before my due date when
my blood pressure skyrocketed. Now, I was only allowed to be upright a few minutes every
couple of hours to accommodate the unavoidable mad dash to the bathroom.
“Everyone I know is watching the game. It’s gotta be for you,” Jim said, stretching his
long legs onto the ottoman.
I struggled to lean forward and grab the cordless phone.
“Probably your mom,” he continued.
I nodded. Mom was checking in quite often now that the baby was two days overdue. An
entire five minutes had passed since our last conversation.
A husky male voice said, “This is Nick Dowling…”
" Just as the phone rings with possible news of Jim's brother, George, Kate goes into labor with their first child, Laurie.

This is the first in a new series of Maternal Instincts Mystery's for Diana Orgain, and and enjoyable read.

Now, would you like to have your own autographed copy of "Bundle of Trouble"?
Here is how you can win your own copy of "Bundle of Trouble"

Mandatory Entry:
1. Go to  and tell me the name of her next book coming out in 2010.= 1 entry

Bonus Entries:
1. Follow Diana Orgain on Twitter =1 entry
2. Subscribe to my blog, left side bar & confirm through feed-burner = 1 entry
3. Favorite this on Technorati, right side bar = 1 entry
4. Follow me on Twitter and retweet this message "Bundle of Trouble, Maternal Instincts Mystery Review & Giveaway " Tweet this up to once a day for bonus entries. 1 tweet = 1 entry.
5. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post = 3 entries (please leave 3 comments)
6. Follow this blog through google friend connect, left side bar = 1 entry

Please leave a comment with a valid email address for each and every entry, I will be checking.

This giveaway will end November 27th at 11:59 pm EST at which time I will email the winner. The winner will then have 36 hours to respond or I will have to choose another winner, so make sure I have your email address!! All winners of giveaways are chosen through

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I received a copy of the book to keep for myself.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tropical Traditions Winner Announcement

We have a winner in the Tropical Traditions Giveaway!!

The winner chosen through is Melanie Sands

35.) Melanie S said...

Tweet tweet!

September 28, 2009 12:36 PM

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-10-01 15:23:59 UTC

I've emailed the winner, if I don't hear back from her within 36 hours I will have to draw another winner!

Congrats Melanie!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Thursday Three

Welcome to my "Thursday Three" My Thursday Three can be any three things you choose to share. My Thursday three for this week is 3 things that have given me a smile today.

My first smile today was watching my parrot Isabella take a bath in her water bowl and act like the crazy chick she is. Notice the wet neck & chest.

My 2nd smile today came from this video, it is so cute! This video is of a baby dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies Music Video.

My 3rd smile today came from the hubby bringing home a box of donuts. I really don't need any donuts but they sure were good! No picture sorry, didn't think of it in time.

What made you smile today?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

MckLinky Blog Hop, Blog Giveaways

MckLinky Blog Hop

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway

I recently had the pleasure of trying Tropical Traditions Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. This coconut oil has so many uses it's unbelievable, well until you try it for yourself anyway. Then you'll be a believer too.

Now my husband is not a fan of anything coconut and around the same time I received my jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil my husband went to his Dr. to find out his cholesterol and blood pressure were pretty high. We've always cooked with vegetable oil, olive oil, butter, you name it, we've probably tried it (even bacon grease in the fried potatoes).

Well after reading some of the health reasons for using TTVCO in the book I received with my jar of TTVCO, I decided to try to be a little sneaky. I've cooked almost everything with the TTVCO and so far he hasn't said a word. I even put it in the cornbread mix that my husband just has to have!

That's because even though the TTVCO has a great coconut smell and taste, when you cook with it, a lot of the coconut flavor cooks out. Although I can still taste it, maybe because I know it's there but my husband has not even detected the coconut flavor in any of the foods I've cooked in the TTVCO. I'm betting it's probably not hurting his bad cholesterol level either!

I also have been using the TTVCO on both of my cats food, I use 1 tsp. in each cat's bowl of dry food, one of our cats has long hair which results in coughing up hairballs (I know, it's gross). I've had the 2 cats on hairball control food for 2 years but he still does it. Since I started using the TTVCO on his food I've noticed a significant decrease in the amount of hairballs and their fur seems softer & shinier too. I use it in the food of my 3 birds as well and it has helped so much with their molts. They don't spend nearly as much time picking at the feathers, they have very active lives and seem very healthy and happy. The bird dust and dander seems to have decreased also.

I myself have some issues with diverticulitis and can honestly say that I have not had a single flair up since I started using Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil. My energy level has also gotten better.

Earlier I mentioned the book I received with my jar of TTVCO, aptly named "Virgin Coconut Oil' This book is full of information on the health benefits of using TTVCO, information on how the TTVCO is made, recipes, uses in pets, and lots, lots more.

You can learn more about TTVCO and how it was discovered here:

Now, want to get your own jar of TTVCO? Well Tropical Traditions is giving away a quart of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to one of my lucky readers!

Entry rules to win your own quart of TTVCO.

1. Go to Tropical Traditions and subscribe to their email newsletter. Leave on comment on this post telling me that you did and the email address you used to subscribe. = 1 entry

2. Follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter, leave a comment with your twitter username, = 1 entry

3. Subscribe to my blog by email, leave a comment w/ your email you used to sign up, don't forget to check your email from feed-burner to verify your subscription, = 2 entries. If you already subscribe, leave a comment w/ your email address you used.

4. Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (no google account needed) left side bar, leave me a comment with your email or username, = 1 entry

5. Follow my blog through Networked Blogs, right side bar, = 1 entry

6. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, just copy and paste this as your tweet.
"RT #Giveaway from @TropTraditions and @LisaMarieMiller 1 qt. jar of TT Virgin Coconut Oil"
Tweet up to 10 times for 10 extra entries Leave a comment w/ your twitter username and your status update for each tweet.
So you can enter a total of 16 times in all, all entries must follow the guidelines I've given here (you must complete the mandatory entry for bonus entries to count) , improper entries will not be counted!

This giveaway will end on September 30th at 12:00 am (midnight) EST. After the entries are in I will pick a random winner through I will then email the winner and you will have 36 hours to respond or I will have to pick another winner, sorry no exceptions!

Special Offer:
Receive a copy of the book, "Virgin Coconut oil" with the referral program:

Referral Program Instructions:
Here are a few important instructions for our Referral Program with step-by-step directions for first-time customers. New customers are required to place their initial order online, creating their new account, and attributing credit to their sponsor in the Referral Program. These referral orders must be placed online. Below is a suggested post to introduce the Referral Program to your readers:

Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number… 5154876. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.

Here are some easy to use directions for your referrals:

1. Add the items you would like to purchase from the order form linked to Tropical Traditions. Visit

2. You'll be directed to the Order Form at the Tropical Traditions/Healthy Buyers Club website. You do not have to be a member or purchase a membership to buy from Tropical Traditions. Membership in the Healthy Buyers Club allows you to purchase in bulk amount at club member discounts if you choose to join. If you choose not to purchase a membership to the Healthy Buyers Club please order under the heading “Retail Sale Items”. This will enable you to purchase less than case amounts of any of the individual items without a membership.

3. Select the items you would like to purchase.

4. When you are ready to check out please click on the "Continue'' link which will take you to your shopping cart.

5. Review your order and then click on the "Check Out" button from your shopping cart.

6. Fill in your account information as directed. In the box: "How did you hear of us?'' you must select: "Referred by a friend'' on the drop down arrow. When you make this selection, a box for your sponsor's User ID number should appear if you are a first time customer.

7. Enter your sponsor's User ID number. (5154876)

8. To complete your order click on "Save and Proceed to Checkout" at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions through the checkout process. You will receive an order number when you have successfully placed your order.

By following these steps, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy. Your sponsor will receive a coupon for free Virgin Coconut Oil on their next purchase.

Those with additional questions about taking advantage of the referral program when creating their new account may call toll free 866-311-2626 Ext. 2.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Win Bear Paw Shoes from One Bored Mommy/UPDATE

Well guess what? I won the Bearpaws from oneboredmommy's blog giveaway!!
Here is a pic of the pair I chose & I think my cat, Oscar
just got my boots from @bearpaws & @oneboredmommy Thanks! on Twitpic

There is a great shoe/boot giveaway going on over at "One Bored Mommy". She is giving away your choice of shoe from Bear Paw Shoes. there are several methods of entry so hurry up and check it out!

while your there you should check out her whole blog, it's pretty neat!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Free Advertisement for Your Company for One Year For A Donation...

You won't find a better deal than this! I'm offering any business one full year, 12 months, 52 weeks, etc..... you get the idea of FREE advertising, To any family friendly (no adult content) company who is willing to donate a new laptop with built in web-cam in exchange for the advertising. This computer is for a Military Family who is in need of a computer with a web-cam and video chat capabilities to keep in touch with and be able to talk to, and see each other while a Wife and children wait at home to be reunited with their husband/father and US soldier.

If your interested in donating a laptop to their family please leave a comment on this post with a way for me to contact you and give you the details of where the laptop should be sent. After the laptop is shipped we will set up an advertisement for your company for a full 12 months FREE of charge.

Also, if you want to donate just a web-cam, You will receive six months of advertising after the camera has been delivered. Leave me a comment on this post to arrange shipping and advertisement information.

Thank you to our men and women who protect and serve our country! Also, thank you to the families who support them and stand behind them while we patiently await their return!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hurry, Pinecone Research Currently Accepting New Members

Pinecone Research is currently accepting new members, jump on this quick. Pinecone Research is a survey company that is by invitation only that pays $3.00 per survey. Pinecone also sends full size products to randomly selected people for free, and pays you again to review the product. I've taken Pinecone surveys for years and it's worth it.


Pinecone used to pay exclusively by check but they have since started paying with with PayPal. You get paid within one to two days normally now that they use PayPal. You can still choose to be paid by check.

I would sign up right away for this one because these invitations never last long!

Pinecone Research is a two thumbs up survey company.

Opinions + Survey participations = Rewards

Pit Your Luck Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game

Play everyday for a chance to win prizes like, gift cards to be used to purchase video games, music, DVD's and more! This Promotion ends September 27th. You could be the lucky winner of a $10,000 home entertainment setup or one of hundreds of other prizes so play every day! Each play gets you 1 sweepstakes entry.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mcklinky Blog Hop Tool Test

MckLinky Blog Hop

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Snazl Stories Week 1, Blogging Tips

Come join the party! You can watch here and at 5 Minutes for Mom Snazl Stories, an eight week long series showcasing the interactive partying that Snazl makes possible.

Snazl Stories is presented by e.l.f. Cosmetics, and Skimbaco Lifestyle and features eight bloggers: Consumer Queen, Extraordinary Mommy, Mommy Niri, Role Mommy, STYLEMOM, The Domestic Diva, and us, 5 Minutes for Mom.

Everyone can be an active part of a Snazl party. You can be as involved as you want to be! You can participate by chatting live via text, (you can come in your jammies, no worries.) If you want to get more involved, you can add your videos and photos to the Snazl during the live shows. You can also co-host the party by embedding the Snazl on your site.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's Time to go Blog Hopping Again

So it's that time again. Time for the weekly blog hop.This week's theme is "YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO(S)". It's time to show off your latest photos that you love. So one of my favorite photos is a picture of my 1968 Mustang, but I won't use it again because I already used it in another blog hop.

This is one of my favorite pictures. It's my Friend's daughter who just lost her two front teeth and my bird Harold decided he might like to hang out on top of her

This is a recent picture from this past weekend. I love this picture because it's a picture of my son opening his Birthday card with the key to his car in it for his 16th Birthday. The huge smile on his face says it all! A good time was had by all and I may be prejudice but I think I have one of the best son's in the world!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We Have A Winner in the Bake Me A Wish Giveaway!

Thanks to all of you who entered and helped me make my first giveaway a success! We have our winner! The Bake Me A Wish Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie cake goes too......#9 Twincere!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-08-05 21:24:21 UTC

Congratulations to Twincere, I've sent you an email, please get back to me within 36 hours or I will have to pick another winner!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Monday, July 20, 2009

This giveaway has ended! Winner to be announced soon! Bake Me A Wish Gourmet Cake Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my very first blog review with a giveaway! Good luck to you and me both!

When you think about eating your favorite dessert, what comes to mind? Now, imagine that being 10 times better. Are you with me so far? You know, the dessert that is so good it makes you feel all warm and gooey inside while it's melting across your taste buds until you feel a sense of euphoria. Okay, that may be a tad over board but you get my drift.

Recently I had the pleasure of trying a gourmet cake from Bake Me A Wish. We tried the Peanut Butter Mousse cake. Let me tell ya, I had no hesitations about doing this review! I asked my son to help me with this review,(he picked the cake) he was quick to say yes. Of course, he's a teenager, do you know one who doesn't like cake? Sadly for him he went on vacation with relatives the same time I received the cake. I say sadly because I really liked this cake and so did a few friends of mine so, my son only got one piece, the last piece! (Don't judge me, I did save him a piece after all!) ha ha! My son did say he'd buy it every day if he could, so thumbs up there. All of the cakes also come with a personalized plaque made from Belgian chocolate. It was awesome too!
(I never got a chance to take a picture of the actual cake before it was cut into) Although, this is a picture of the same cake we tried.

Bake Me A Wish has my family's seal of approval on their cake. They have many types and flavors of cakes to choose from, it was really hard for us to settle on just one to try. Besides their chocolate cakes they also have carrot cake, coconut cream, vanilla bean, etc... and an assortment of coffee cakes as well.

A little about the Company,

Remember the excitement you felt as a child when your birthday cake was carried into the room? At Bake Me a Wish!, we believe we all still have some of that child inside of us, and our goal is to help you recreate that excitement and experience for your friends, clients or loved ones.

Bake Me a Wish! is the premium nationwide service for delivery of gourmet birthday cakes. Our cakes are made with only the finest, freshest ingredients by an award-winning family run New York bakery that also supplies pastries to some of Manhattan's most elite restaurants.

Through careful cost control and air-tight delivery systems, we are also happy to be able to bring you our fine cakes at an extremely affordable price. Now, whether it's your son in college, your trusted associate, your old friend, or your granddaughter across the country, you will always have a simple and wonderful way to remember them on that important day of the year.

Plus, with our Bake Me a Wish! Calendar, we can keep a record for you of any and all important birthdays so that you never accidentally forget the special people in your life. We will automatically send you a reminder asking if you would like to deliver a cake each time one of your selected dates is approaching.

We believe there is no better way to celebrate that special day of the year than to send a little indulgence from someone who cares.

Our Guarantee: Delivery On Schedule

Bake Me A Wish also has something very special that they do for our soldiers over seas. It's called "Operation Birthday Cake" 5% of your order will also be contributed to Bake Me A Wish!’s Operation: Birthday Cake, which, partners with Soldiers’ Angels and donates birthday cakes each month to soldiers overseas. You can also donate directly to the cause by contacting Bake Me A Wish. Plus, when you purchase the "Freedom cake" for a recipient here in the US, Bake me a wish will deliver a gourmet cake to a soldier serving overseas in the name of your recipient.

So, now that my family has tried some decadence from Bake Me A Wish, it's time for your family to have the same experience! One of my lucky readers will get their very own cake delivered right to their door. The winner will receive the Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake

This giveaway is open to US only!

This giveaway will run for 2 weeks, from July 2oth. to midnight August 4th. So here's the rules to enter the giveaway:

You must complete the mandatory entry first or bonus entries will not count! You must also leave me a comment for each and every entry you complete or they will not count. I must also have your email address to contact the winner. I will email the winner but if I do not hear back from you within 36 hours, I will pick another winner (there are no exceptions to these rules!) Winner will be chosen using


1. Go to Bake Me A Wish and leave me a comment telling me which cake you would like to try.

2. Follow my blog through either google friend connect (no google account needed), and/or subscribe via email (left side bar), leave the ID you use to follow or the email address you use to subscribe in your comment so I can verify the entry.

*Bonus entries:

1. Become a fan of Lisa Miller @ Blogs, Birds and Things Learned and Bake me a wish on facebook leave your facebook ID so I can verify the entry. You must follow both for the entry to count! (2 entries)

2. Follow me on Twitter, leave the ID you use to follow so I can verify the entry. (1 entry)

3. Follow my blog on networked Blogs (right side bar) and leave the ID you use to follow my blog. (1entry)

4. Tweet about this giveaway, you may tweet up to 5 times for 5 bonus entries. You must have this link in your tweets for it to count, ( Leave the link to your status update in your comment along with your twitter ID.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

YouData, It's Time to Take back Your Ad Viewing and Get Paid!

I found something that I think you will like. The company's name is YouData ( They are trying to convince consumers like us that we should be the ones controlling our own data and selling our own attention, not third parties like broadcasters, newspapers, and spammers. By creating a MeFile at, I now control what ads I see and when I see them. Best part - I am selling my attention directly to interested advertisers, for real money. That's right, I get paid for giving them my attention. I can use the funds to buy music and video online, donate to charities, give to my favorite blogs and websites, or keep the change myself and do whatever I want with it.

It's real. They pay. You should check it out.

Click this link to sign up. Please add my MeFile ID, lmiller01, in the "Referral Code" it will tell them I sent you.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Three Things You didn't Know About Me

This week's blog hop, on TUESDAY, 7/14/09, the theme is THREE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ME.

One: I have a great best friend and her name is Tammy. This is us on our first road trip together.

Two: I drive a 1968 Mustang that my husband bought and fully restored for me.

Three: I have a younger sister, Liz. I love her to pieces.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Solis - Black - Sofft Womens HotStyles of Shoes

Do you "LOVE" or "HATE" these shoes? Please Take a second to vote! Mama needs a new pair of shoes!!!

Please take 2 seconds to give me your vote here

Weather you love them or hate them, your vote could help me win a new pair of shoes! What girl doesn't love shoes??

Thanks for your time and thank you for voting!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Lets All Do The Blog Hop!

Hello all, If you don't already know my name is Lisa Miller. I'm a wife, mother of 2 boys, Bird Mama of 3 and I'm also owned by 2 cats. By day I'm a blogger (or at least I try to be) and Twitter-aholic. My husband and I love to ride our motorcycle or drive one of our Antique hot rods on the weekends. We're pretty much home bodies most of the time though. I've been writing this blog for about a year now and have been learning along the way, and there is still tons more for me to learn! I just got started with some products to review and next week will be my first ever blog giveaway! I love to try new products! I've been taking online surveys and reviewing products for years. My friends always come to me for advice about products too. So, I thought what better to do than publish my reviews, and even better yet, give the products away to my readers! So I hope you'll come back and follow my blog so you don't miss out on any giveaways.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, June 29, 2009

Coming Soon! My First Giveaway!

Make sure you check back here later in the week. I just received my first product to review and then I'm gonna give one away! It could be yours! Trust me, this is going to be a "Sweet" Review!!
I'm not sure which part I'm more excited about, trying it or giving one away.

I'm PR Friendly

Mom Blogger/Reviewers are quickly becoming a great media outlet for companies and their products.

I've been writing my blog and doing some other online things for the last few years for some extra cash, but that's not really my mission. I've finally started to get to the niche I've been after, reviews and giveaways. I've been doing online surveys and reviewing products for about 5 - 6 years now. I really love to try new products/services before others and then share my opinions about them.

I do not want to do this for money, just the opportunity to honestly test and review products and services in exchange for the product to try, and evaluate. I'm also open to doing straight giveaways without a review as long as the prize is shipped to the winner by you. Also in the case of a review and giveaway, the product/service reviewed will not be returned unless we come to an agreement about the product/service before hand and You are still responsible for shipping the prize to the winner of the contest/giveaway. We can make arrangements ahead of time to ship the prize to me and then I send it on, otherwise it's up to you.

If I do not feel a product or service is right for myself or my family, I will let you know right away but I'm pretty much open to try just about anything.
I prefer emails but will accept phone calls when absolutely necessary. I don't have the quietest household, I own 3 noisy birds, so you can see why I prefer email.
If you need further info, please don't hesitate to contact me at

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Play The Secret Flawless Instant Win Game

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Mailbox Goodies Came This Week

This week I received a free Quaker True Delights chewy granola bar. It was dark chocolate, raspberry, almond and it was delicious! I also received a coupon for $1.00 off any box of of Quaker True delights granola bars.

I also received my prize, a $10.00 iTunes gift card from Tweet-A-Prize that I won a few weeks ago. That will go to my son of course. You can see pictures of all my winnings by going to my other blog at and click on the "My Winnings with Pictures" Tab.

You can also follow tweet a prize on twitter by following @tweetaprize for your chance to win some great prizes! They give away prizes almost daily with a bigger prize at the end of each week.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Oprah Show Summer Giveaway

You can win some really cool stuff with the Oprah Show Summer Giveaway. Play the instant win game every weekday this summer! Just watch Oprah for the "secret word" of the day, enter and see if you win!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tie a Knot and Hang On: Disney Fairies Necklace Giveaway

Fellow "Mom Blogger" having a great contest for your girls! She is giving away a "Disney Fairies Necklace" to one lucky person! Check it out here:
Tie a Knot and Hang On: Disney Fairies Necklace Giveaway
While you there check out the rest of her blog!

Read Ezra's Story

Used with permission and As written by Ezra's Mommy, "Manic Mother" on her Blog

Please help my family kick cancers ass!

I don’t even know where to start this post…its going to be hard to write, as I am already choking back tears and haven’t finished the first sentence. I am taking some hours away from the hospital, to write this and to try to clear my head.

As many of you know my youngest son was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) 2 days ago, the day my world fell out from under me.

We took him to the Dr. the other day because he was bitten by either a spider or a tick. Shortly after we noticed the bites we saw he wasn’t feeling well, kind of lethargic, and not eating much, he also was limping in one leg. I assumed he was having a reaction from the bites.

They did an x-ray of his legs to make sure he hadn’t fractured anything as a precautionary measure. The x-ray showed he had some abnormalities in his bones.

We are in the grocery store and I get a call from his pediatrician, he tells me I need to take him to the ped. oncology tomorrow. That it could be cancer. My world is spinning now, we walk away from our filled grocery cart, and head back home. Panic starts to set in.

It still is not making any sense. Ezra has been a perfectly healthy baby. He shows none of the typical symptoms of ALL. Besides being pale (but we all are), and the limp that just showed up. He is healthy, or so I thought. How do you go from a limp to leukemia?

After seeing the pediatric oncologist we are still hopeful, since he also says he doesn’t see any of the symptoms. So they take some blood and we are on our way.

That night we get a call from him, and our told to take him to the ER. We rush our baby off in the middle of the night. At the ER my husband and I have to endure things no parent should ever have to see, I don’t think I can go into detail. Just imagine blood curdling screams from your baby, like nothing you have ever heard.

We are told later that night that it probably is leukemia. Still have to wait for final lab results though. Sure enough he has cancer. Holy shit, my baby has cancer.

He is doing good so far, he had surgery to place a port in his chest so they can administer the chemo, and that went well. He has had 2 rounds of chemo already, and is staying tough.

His spinal test came back negative, meaning the cancer had not yet spread to his spine and brain…we caught it really early.

Thank you spider.

The type of leukemia he has is the most treatable type, it has the highest remission and cure rate. Silver lining perhaps?

That doesn’t take away from the fact that he now faces 3 years of chemotherapy. 3 years.

Here is where we need your help.

We are by no means financially well off. I stay at home with the boys, and my husband works PT and goes to school FT. We live off of his little pay and student loans.

We also share a car.

We can’t afford a new one…or even a used one. I am going to be taking Ezra to the Dr. 2-3 times a week, there is no way we can share a car, with my husband having to go back and forward from school and work. Not to mention if he gets a fever I have to take him to the Dr. ASAP.

His insurance should cover all of his medical bills. Its just the other things we can’t afford.

We also need to make my home more suitable for Ezra, I need to have the plumbing, and ac serviced to make sure it is clean. Any bacteria infection can kill him. We just don’t have the funds to do so. Yes, my family is helping out some, but their means are limited as well. Not to mention much of their money will be spent flying down to help me (they live in MN).

I am a proud person, I do not like being a charity case. But given the current situation, I am swallowing my pride, and asking for any help you can give.

Even if its only a dollar, I would be thrilled.

If you don’t have a dollar (I know I don’t) , please help out by blogging about this, tweeting, stumbling, etc. I have seen how Mommy bloggers rally to help each other out in times of need, and I know you will all do the same for us.

I am putting a paypal button in this post for donations, and there will also be one up in my sidebar, which I know works. I don’t know if this one will work, its so confusing and my head hurts, but we need help ASAP so I am trying to muddle through this.

Please help in anyway you can, thanks so much, and keep the prayers and thoughts coming.


Taken 2 days prior to diagnosis!

I plan to write a ton more about this his experience, it helps me cope, and all the comments make me feel so loved.

You can keep up with Ezra's story here .

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Monday, June 8, 2009

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Win Cash for Your Guess!

This is one of the easiest contests ever! All you have to do is listen to the secret sound and enter your guess as to what you think the sound is. you can replay the sound as many times as you want until you think you know the answer or just want to wing it and enter an answer.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Great Blog Roll

Thanks to MomDot for holding the "Blog Link A Thon". There was a great turn out. 330 Bloggers participated in the link a thon giving each blogger 330 links to their own site. That's your link on 330 other blogs! How cool is that!?

Here is the list of the 330 Bloggers who participated. I'm sure you'll find 1 or 2 or 330 (lol) you'll want to check out, I know I'm finding lots of great sites through this list!

1. Lori@Not Always Charming

2. Fairy Blog Mother

3. Crazy Adventures in Parenting

4. Engineer a Debt Free Life

5. Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Girls

6. Good Golly Miss Blondie

7. SavvySuzie

8. For The Love of Baby!

9. Tammy@lovemy2dogs

10. Blessings Abound

11. Coupons, Deals and More

12. Hairstyles For Girls

13. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy

14. A latte in the morning

15. KiddiesCorner Deals

16. 3 Kids and Us | Mom Blog

17. The Ohana Mama

18. Coupon Queens of Laurel Run

19. Today’s Journey

20. Eve @ Confessions of a Housewife

21. My Charmed Life

22. Laurie@DoubleBugs

23. Lisa @ Final Score boys3 girls2

24. New Sue Review

25. Suzanne Calling

26. Just For Me…and You

27. Time Slides By

28. Babes and Kids

29. Declutter a Little Each Day

30. Grocery Savings for Real Families

31. Life Starring Ellie and Eve

32. So Cute Crafts

33. Brea’s Mommy

34. Are Muffins Just Ugly Cupcakes

35. It’s A Beauty Filled Life

36. The crazy suburban mom

37. Donna’s World

38. Momma’s Gone Over the Wall

39. Mommy’s Quiet Time

40. Joyce (Saving My Cents)

41. My Trendy Tykes

42. The Not-So-Blog

43. Confessions From HouseholdSix

44. SiPPyCuPSand FiNGerPriNTS

45. Jennifer@CouponMommie

46. Shasta @ Crackers&Chaos

47. Giftfully Simple

48. Just For Fun

49. Digital Mommy

50. Me And Craig

51. Parenting Princesses

52. Shan@Last Shreds Of Sanity

53. Inside My Head

54. Petit

55. My Love Lucy

56. FreckleBox personalized gift

57. Baby Lulu Dress

58. Blog 4 Mom

59. 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

60. Jolly Mom

61. My Life My Journey

62. Maman And Gourmand

63. Jess - Life @ 30

64. The POSHpreneur

65. A Blog of Goodies

66. Christy aka The Write Gal

67. LookWhatMomFound

68. Peanut Butter & Smelly’s Dad

69. Lucy

70. Angry Julie Monday

71. The Mogul Mom Blog

72. Angela

73. Deal-ectible Mommies

74. Christy’s Creations

75. Lisa

76. Courtney@Booksnboys

77. Wannabe Supermom

78. Thre Craft Momma

79. Internet Toddler

80. Jennifer@Life is a Sandcastle

81. Kristen of La Dolce Vita

82. Cranberry Fries

83. Toni @ The Mud Bug

84. The Mom Buzz

85. Tricia @Nightowl Mama

86. Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls

87. Mommy Cracked

88. EclecticBird

89. Mama Mentor

90. Moomettesgram’s Musings

91. Moomette’s Magnificents Reviews

92. Moomettesgram’s Favorite Recipes

93. Diaries of a Domestic Goddess

94. Go Graham Go!

95. NerdFamily Things

96. NerdFamily Blog

97. Making Money Keeping Money

98. NerdFamily Food

99. Flying Giggles & Lollipops

100. Gena @ Morris Bunch

101. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy

102. A Kindred Spirit’s Thoughts

103. Two Of A Kind, Working On A Full House

104. D-Lo’s Lounge

105. Free Sample Freak

106. What Mommies Need

107. Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1

108. icefairy’s Treasure Chest

109. Cheaper Than Therapy

110. Therapeutic Reviews & Giveaways

111. Lily Bean Designs

112. Dirty Diaper Laundry

113. Dance Momma

114. JamericanSpice

115. Mombalance

116. A Pocket Full Of Buttons

117. Ordinary and Awesome

118. Reviews and Giveaways

119. Subjective Beauty

120. Tales From A Shopaholic Mommy

121. Mommiemayhem

122. IE Mommy

123. Nikki @ Blasian Baby Notes

124. Amber Woodward

125. Grammy Janet’s Place

126. Outnumbered 3 to 1

127. ShimmerMeBlue

128. Dev’s Favorite Giveaways

129. Joyful Money Saving

130. 1stopmom

131. A Modern Mama

132. PourSomeSugarOnMe

133. Fancast

134. Lollipop Baby

135. Lola & Ben

136. idoby2celebrants

137. Sue Jackson

138. Cackleberry Kids

139. Gifts By The Stars

140. Jemma

141. Handmade Kids

142. Ollie Rose

143. Babasfarmlife

144. Banquet Manager

145. Monkey’s Momma

146. This Mom Can Shop

147. EcoLabel Fundraising

148. Divine Chaos

149. baby kakes ink alphabet onesie

150. tee from recycle me

151. Elizabeth @ Suzy Q Homemaker

152. marla mandell bread (5/17)

153. ozone socks 5/15

154. Belly Bumps to Baby Hugs

155. Hip T

156. ThenComes Baby

157. Homemade Gourmet

158. Fresh Pure and Simple

159. MomDot Mom Blogs

160. MomDot Mom Reviews

161. Bloggers Give Charity

162. Organic Baby Resource

163. Potamus Prefers

164. The Army Wife

165. Through Hazel Eyes

166. Frugal Rhode Island Mama

167. Just Jingle

168. And Twins make 5!

169. Frugal Plus

170. Christie

171. What Happened To My House?

172. Miracles on Mama Street

173. Heck Of A Bunch

174. Blog Designs by Susan

175. mommy23monkeys

176. Hanna

177. Got Kids Need Valium

178. Womb At The INNSANE

179. Katie & Kimble Blog

180. Kim @ Adventures SAHM

181. The Frugalicious Mommy

182. Penny Pinching Diva

183. Another day. Another thought or two

184. Beauty4Moms

185. Nikki

186. Little Miss Julia

187. Mrs Zeee

188. Cheryl

189. Frazzle Dazzle SuperMom

190. Florida Mealtime Savers

191. Inspiration Station

192. Mommy’s Kitchen

193. Saving with MamaNordy

194. Saving SAHM Sanity

195. A Little Piece Of Perfect

196. Nodin’s Nest

197. Lil Miss Eco

198. Laryn Strickland

199. HeatherMama

200. The Gerber Babies Blog

201. WhateverSuccess

202. Women Who Win

203. Kat @ The Burb Blog

204. Happy Healthy Families

205. Sweeps4Bloggers

206. dramaqueensmum

207. The Mom Trap

208. Multitasking Mama

209. Mama Michies Musings

210. Little People Wealth

211. Belly Beyond

212. Kim Kihega

213. Mom Fuse

214. Juanita

215. Adopt a Do

216. On the Refriderator Door

217. Christine

218. Little Diva

219. My Household Junk

220. I’m Here….Really

221. Brittany@The Greer 5

222. mary

223. Nicole @ Nicole’s Nickels

224. Lori Newman

225. Kris @ NSQSA

226. Debb

227. Shawn Ann’s World

228. Peke Moe -NZ made baby sleep sacks

229. A Simple Kinda LIfe

230. Sweet Serendipity

231. Bouncing Off The Walls

232. Jane Loedding

233. Msbuildingupdabenjamins

234. Msbuildingupdabenjamins

235. Msbuildingupdabenjamins

236. Musings from Me

237. Veronnica

238. The Adventures of Miss V

239. Mudd Kids

240. Mom Most Traveled family travel

241. Relishing the Dirt

242. Good, True and Beautiful

243. Deb @ Frugal Living and Having Fun

244. The Last Blog on Earth

245. A Wrestling Addicted Mommy

246. Rae

247. kimert@diaries of a coach’s wife

248. Dore’s Diaries

249. Blog by Donna

250. Lisette

251. Pillaging With Buffie

252. Mom of Faith


254. flutterbyechronicles

255. shelley

256. Life In A House Of Blue

257. kristen

258. Alex the Fey Thriller Series

259. MamaCheaps!

260. Donalacasa

261. A Jewish Journey

262. Anissa @ Our Chaotic Life

263. BethinNC

264. Stuttering Shell

265. Don’t Blink

266. Life is Sweet

267. Lisa

268. Sue@Stay At Home Mom

269. m.e (cathie)

270. Run DMT

271. Princess Ratbag

272. Michelle G

273. CF Mama @ Nathan’s Fight

274. Moody Mama Says

275. Laurie Ann

276. Cooking During Stolen Moments

277. A Simple Walk

278. Vanessa

279. middleagedmom

280. Ramblings Of A Wannabe Writer

281. Oh My Baby

282. Fordcast Sunny

283. Lisa Miller

284. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy

285. Bibs & Cribs {very cute stuff}

286. My Lil’ Budget Book

287. Misadventures in Baby Raising

288. My Mommy Said

289. Milk & Honey Mommy

290. Milk and Honey Mommy

291. Amy O’Neal

292. Parenting Children

293. A Girl And Her Life

294. MarieLynn Boutique Blog

295. Born Fabulous Boutique Blog

296. The Pitter Patter Boutique

297. Stephanie Deese

298. Brea’s Baby Boutique Blog

299. - Heather Manning

300. Kids Activities Blog

301. Two Little Whales Cloth Diapers & More

302. 3 boys & a dog

303. Karen ~Georgia Angel

304. JenniferB @ my not so hurried life

305. Shannon Blogs Here

306. A Virtuous Woman

307. Secrets of a Southern Kitchen

308. Dreamer

309. Lollipop Book Club

310. Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower

311. Heck Of A Bunch

312. MomSaves4U

313. Barely Domestic Mama

314. Emilie @ Baby Loving Mama

315. Professional Family Manager

316. Kathleen

317. Coaching The Family

318. Frugal Creativity

319. Easy Being Green

320. Dandelion Bubbles

321. Shelly aka The Attic Girl

322. Foxtoybox-Discovery Toys

323. Ashley @ Beauty4Moms

324. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins

325. Playground for Parents

326. World of Discovery

327. Kati @ Country Girl City Life

329. A Little Bit Nutty

330. Mahayla’s Mommy

332. If I Could Escape . . .

333. The Shopping Mama

MomDot says they will hold one of these blog rolls every few months if people would like to keep it going. Check out MomDot which is where you will submit your link then next time another Blog Link A Thon takes place.

Check out MomDot for lots of other great stuff, Contests, advice, blogs, fun & more!