Life is like a sandcastle something beautiful here for awhile & then gone, but the impression it makes on others can last forever.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Giveaway Linky Thursday 12/29/11

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12/31 Chick-fil-A Cow Prize Pack Watches
12/31 Kidtoons Olivia Big Prize Pack

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Recap

 Wow I know where have I been? Playing like a kid well of course. My husband and I have been right there playing with the boys and their new toys. I've been totally wrapped up in the holiday spirt. Visiting family, making cookies, doing a big salt dough decorating tradition, cooking, seeing Santa, and so much more.
This was a grand Christmas, we were all healthy most important. There was way to much food to eat and so many activities to attend I barely even turned my computer on. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Hard to believe it's over and New Years is a few days away. You know I'd like to lose weight this year, be more organized, spend more family time, and more time fishing:)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas The look on his face :)


Seasons Greetings


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Last Holiday Winners!!

Congrats to our last round of holiday winners!! Checkout the side bar for latest giveaways.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Our Lazy Elf on the Shelf

So it seems we have a lazy Elf on the Shelf here, named Snowflake. Son ask, "momma why doesn't he move around like the elf we have at school? Replied he doesn't like travel that much and doesn't like strange places, plus your little brother scares him, so he is trying to stay in a safe place. As Christmas is closer, he is moving more & more.

Big brother understands his little brother wants to get that elf. Does the elf watching make them behave any better, only for the oldest some. Little brother is just little brother and really don't care, he's going to do it anyways:)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Giveaway Linky Thursday

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12/22 Frosty The Snowman’s Winter Wonderland DVD
12/23 Channellock 13 'N 1 ratcheting screwdriver & 620L Professional Laser Level
12/23 Rayovac Roughneck
12/31 Chick-fil-A Cow Prize Pack Watches
12/31 Kidtoons Olivia Big Prize Pack

PartSelect.com Story “If my appliance could talk”


PartSelect.com said Tell us your best “If my appliance could talk” story! I choose the topic if my appliance could talk because of the fact our appliances does do the talking for us. From the clean clothes we wear to the heavenly or not so heavenly dish we share with others.
See our refrigerator (by the way a GE) shares our families photos, kids drawings on the outside and it does so much more in the inside protecting my family from food born illness keeping temperatures their best. My refrigerator would say after ten years it is used more than any other appliance in the house, it never gets turned off, and it seal is wearing out. My boys have used it for learning magnetic number cards, swing on the doors when they were little, and hanging their favorite art work and sometimes the fridge disappears under that art work.

My stove (also a GE by the way) speaks volumes. For the past 10 years it has brought food to our table to share family meals together. It prepared the nutritional meals I feed myself during my pregnancies and has since nourished my growing toddler boys. Making cookies for Santa with my kids and cakes for birthdays, and making memories. Every meal I set on Holiday tables, my guest hear my appliances talk. My stove will not remind people of my first turkey, (I left the insides in), only show how my know how and cooking skills have improved.

The clothing pairing of my washer & dryer say I send my family dressed in clean good smelling clothes. We know that appearance matter and my appliance speak that they work hard.  Providing cleaning for past 10 years to my now almost 5 year and 2 year, my husband and myself. Everyone knows what messes two boys can make. My dryer was recently replaced with a new model.

I just had to share the story of when my mom and dad got a new refridgerator, when I about 4 yrs old. They were taking the old green one out and I cried and cried. I didn't want it to leave, my mom said it took me about a day to get over. I remembered that I felt so sad and do recall that day.

So, see they do talk. Our appliances say they live their lifespans with us co-working to keep our family in a healthy balance without having to blink an eye away from family time. They would probably say I'm to depending on them to do their job. The less you have to worry about a proper working appliance the more time you have to concentrate on the important thing family and sometimes sleep.



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Make A Rocking Snowman Ornament


Make Rocking Snowman Ornaments with the the kids. These were so simple and we added our own take on the to the traditional snowmen. These Snowmen rock out with little guitars, after I got black pipe cleaner arms on them. My sons love our guitar playing snowman. Drink caps fit great for a hat.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tidy Books Bookcase Winner


Tidy Books competition for Tidy Books Bookcase of winners choice has ended. Face book competition winner is Candace and she has been emailed. Congrats!!

Thanks to our Sponsor Tidy Books for this great giveaway and remember to follow them for more exciting events to come.

Holiday Winner!

Thanks everyone for entering and congrats to the Hickory Farms winner out of 932 entries. Didn't win today checkout the left sidebar for more super giveaways.

Monday, December 19, 2011

3 in 1 hop & G+ Linky

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2 Big Holiday Winners

Thanks everyone for entering and congrats to these 2 Big Holiday Winners!!

12/18 Rothschild Jacket
12/18 Step2 LifeStyle Kitchen Table & Chairs Set

It seems that they used their extra entry for being an email subscriber to gain more entries and it paid off big. Didn't win today check out more contests going on here before it's to late.


Club Penguin’s in-world holiday party

Club Penguin Decks the Igloos for Massive Holiday Extravaganza
The #1 Virtual World for Kids Hosts Yuletide Party with Opportunities to Receive Gifts Daily

Burbank, Calif.—December 16, 2011—‘Tis the season to be jolly and Club Penguin is inviting all penguins to partake in a cool celebration.  This week, Disney’s Club Penguin (clubpenguin.com)—the #1 virtual world for kids—kicks off its Holiday Party with exciting enhancements to the in-world experience.  The island will have a festive holiday feel and Santa’s Sleigh will fly across the sky. 

Players will also be able to participate in fun holiday activities including baking cookies and holiday-themed games like the “Sled Challenge.”  There will also be opportunities for players to receive a present each day by clicking on the doors of a large advent-style calendar that will count down to the holiday.  The event is happening now until December 25.  Penguins are invited to put on their Santa hats and join the party.




Some highlights of the 2011 Club Penguin Holiday Party include:
Club Penguin Becomes Winter Wonderland: The island will be fully transformed into a holiday oasis of yuletide cheer.  The sky dims to early morning, snow falls on mountaintops, and Santa’s sleigh flies across the sky.

Countdown Calendar and Gifts Daily: There will be a large advent-style calendar counting down to the holiday beginning December 14.   More lights turn on as the days go by and users can click on the doors to receive a gift each day.

Make Holiday Cookies at The Bakery:  Users on the “members” side of the bakery will be able to create cookies, wear an apron, and do a special dance to serve cookies to customers on the non-member side of the room.

Santa Sled Room:   Players can compete in the “Sled Challenge” three times to claim three different Holiday Ornament outfits.

·         Coins for Change: There will be locations throughout the world where players will be able to donate their virtual coins as part of the Coins for Change event, which kicks off December 15 and runs through December 27.  Coins for Change empowers Club Penguin users to donate virtual coins they earn playing games online to real world causes that matter to them.  This year, kids will be challenged to fill the island lighthouse with donated coins, and if this goal is reached, Club Penguin has committed to doubling its overall cash donation to $2 million,

Disclosure: Shared on behalf of sponsor for readers, nothing received.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Giveaways Ending & Extra Entries

Lots of Holiday Giveaways ending this week. The Step2 & Rothschild ends tonight hurry and get in. Bonus entry for email subscribers today only enter "Snowflake" for 10 entries for each contest.

  • 12/18 Rothschild Jacket


  • 12/18 Step2 LifeStyle Kitchen Table & Chairs Set


  • 12/19 Hickory Farms Warm & Hearty Welcome Gift Box


  • 12/20 Tidy Books Bookcase $169 value


  • 12/22 Frosty The Snowman’s Winter Wonderland DVD


  • 12/23 Channellock 13 'N 1 ratcheting screwdriver & 620L Professional Laser Level


  • 12/23 Rayovac Roughneck


  • 12/31 Chick-fil-A Cow Prize Pack Watches


  • 12/31 Kidtoons Olivia Big Prize Pack
  • See why I'm falling in love with Pinterest

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    Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Winners & 15% off Tidy Books Products

    News: Don't miss out on entering the Tidy Books Bookcase contest and use this special offer for 15% off any Tidy Books product. Enter the code SANDCOMP15 at the checkout to claim the special discount.

    Thanks everyone for entering and congrats to our latest round of Holiday Winners!! Didn't win this time still plenty of contests to enter!

    Shrinky Dinks Christmas Tree Amberpebs
    Smart Step Home Collection Kelly78

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    Giveaway Linky

    Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday list your giveaways and enter some Stop by Night Owl Mama to link up your giveaways too.
    12/15 Shrinky Dinks Christmas Tree
    12/16 Smart Step Home Collection
    12/18 Rothschild Jacket
    12/18 Step2 LifeStyle Kitchen Table & Chairs Set
    12/19 Hickory Farms Warm & Hearty Welcome Gift Box
    12/20 Tidy Books Bookcase $169 value
    12/22 Frosty The Snowman’s Winter Wonderland DVD
    12/23 Channellock 13 'N 1 ratcheting screwdriver & 620L Professional Laser Level
    12/23 Rayovac Roughneck
    12/31 Chick-fil-A Cow Prize Pack Watches
    12/31 Kidtoons Olivia Big Prize Pack

    Channellock Holiday Review & Giveaway

    You know as much as my husband loves a good tool, I also have a use for them. We both keep screwdrivers handy with all of the children toys that need battery changes and around the house fix ups. Channellock 13 'N 1 Ratcheting Screwdriver is more than handy with 13 different tips all stored in the screwdriver itself. 

    I know my husband will enjoy using the the ratcheting action in tight spaces. Comfort ratcheting handle simplifies the task at hand. The 13 'N 1 Ratcheting Screwdriver will serve so many purposes here for both my husband and myself.

    Features:
    Ratcheting action for fast, easy two-way operation
    28 tooth ratchet provides 225 inch lbs. of torque
    Dual composition grip for comfort
    13 different tips to fit any job
    Convenient bit storage
    Multiple bit load (1/4" Hex Shaft)

    620L Professional Laser Level Would have saved so much time in the construction of my storage building. My husband went through showing me how un level my pictures are through the house. I told him now you can fix them:) Would be great not to hang our decorations even.

    Features:
    Accurate up to 1/4" at 100' and lasts up to 10,000 hours
    Laser diode is Class IIa
    Three 45-minute arc vials 0◦, 45◦, and 90◦
    V-Groove design for pipe and conduit mounting
    Three dimensionally hand designed and calibrated to be accurate on all planes
    Powder coated for a more durable finish
    All brass fittings to prevent rust
    Easy to read graphics with inch scale
    Waterproof and shock resistant
    Full view vial top view
    4 super strong rare earth magnets
    Specs: 8.25"/ 209.55mm
    My husband tends to to all our DIY projects, he is our auto mechanic, building projects, and so much more. Channellock is a trusted brand in my family and we can't wait to use Channellock tools with our projects.

    Thanks to CHANNELLOCK one lucky US winner will win the 13 'N 1 ratcheting screwdriver ($33.54) and the 620L Professional Laser Level ($58.09.) Make sure to Follow Channellock on facebook to keep up with new products, the latest news, and more.

    RULES: Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern December 23, 2011.
    Open US winner. Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it.
    MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.


    Mandatory Entry *Visit CHANNELLOCK and tell me which tools you would like most like for your household.


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    "Disclosure: sample was received to conduct review and company/pr providing the giveaway. Some photos used from sponsors website. All opinions are my own.

    Chick-fil-A Cow Watches Giveaway




    Chick-fil-A Cow Watches are in kids Meals and so far the response has been huge. That is why our sponsor has given a Chick-fil-A Prize Pack! to GIVEAWAY!

    The prize pack will consist of:
    Five Cow Watches!
    Two Chick-fil-A Plush Cows!

    The Widget above has great tips for a fun holiday along with 10 Family Holiday Activities and take The Holiday Quiz!  



    RULES: Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern December 31, 2011.
    Open US The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please.  Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it.
    MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.


    Mandatory Entry *Visit the take The Holiday Quiz! Share results


    ********EXTRA ENTRIES***********

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    "Disclosure: Kidtoons provided information and giveaway." No other compensation was received.

    New Holiday Winners!!

    Thanks everyone for entering and congrats to our newest Holiday Winners!
    Ugly Sofa Quilted Recession Christmas Stocking-Amy
    Hormel County Crock Side Dishes 4coupons- Denise S.

    Rayovac Roughneck L.E.D. Focus Control Flashlight Review & Giveaway

    Can't count the endless number of things we need a flashlight for around our home and on the go. Emergency preparness for storm and loss of electricity is top on the list for good strong flashlight. Rayovac Roughneck is great for running out in the dark, home improvements, camping, and just shadow playtime with the children. I like specifically that it uses AA batteries, a cheaper battery, and recharable ones are common with this size.
    We've had the opportunity to try the Rayovac Roughneck L.E.D. Focus Control Flashlight. Camping a weekend back displaying a wide range of light and then pulling in a direct beam to check our hot dogs. My sons are scared of the dark & made sure we keep the flashlight on.

    The Rayovac Roughneck L.E.D. Focus Control Technical Details:
    • High performance Cree LED lasts 100,000 hours and never needs replacing; 120 lumens
    • Adjustable spot to flood focus beam with easy to use thumb switch; magnifier lens provides long range beam
    • Features an ABS body, comfort rubber grip, and handy hanging ring for easy storage
    • Runs on 4 AA alkaline batteries (included); run time 4 hours
    • Withstands a 5 foot drop test; water resistant


    Make sure to follow Rayovac on facebook to keep up with the latest promotions and new products. I know they keep events going all the time and you do not want to miss out. Also thanks to Rayovac for providing 2 Rayovac Roughneck L.E.D. Focus Control Flashlight for giveaway.


    RULES: Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern December 23, 2011.
    Open US. Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it.
    MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.


    Mandatory Entry *Visit Rayovac telling me another product you love.

    ********EXTRA ENTRIES***********

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    Disclosure: sample was received to conduct review and company/pr providing the giveaway. Some photos used from sponsors website. All opinions are my own.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    The Solar System by Teach My

    My son loves learning new things and loves space. Up til now he know about earth, the stars, sun, and the moon but, until he got an out of this world learning kit from Teach My. The Solar System by Teach My book highlighted one characteristic for each planet and each planet's place within the solar system. My boys loved the hands on planet placement puzzle. Flashcards with planet on the front and the name on the back. The Sun and nine planets, no Pluto did not get left out.
    The Solar System by Teach My includes:
    • 1 Book, including Pluto, the Dwarf Planet
    • 1 Full-Size Poster
    • 10 Flashcards
    • 1 Puzzle
    • Teaching Guide
    • Re-Sealable Storage Bag
    Have you seven the new website of the award winning Teach My, if not now is the perfect time to take a look at all their interactive learning activities. Keep up with all the latest products and news @teachmy on twitter
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teach-My/140520005962665
    You Tube http://www.youtube.com/teachmy

    Disclosure: Company/PR provided me with sample product to review & keep. Opinions are my own. Some photos courtesy of the sponsors page.

    Monday, December 12, 2011

    3 in 1 hop & G+ Linky

    Make new friends & gain followers. Please follow host @lifesandcastle @Nightowlmama & @HaveSippy we will follow back. If you don't mind please retweet/share so we can all gain more friends and participates:) Follow & follow back if someone follows you. Lets help each other.
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    Must Have Dale & Thomas Popcorn

     Dale & Thomas has the best gourmet popcorn hands down. I thought I had tried great popcorn before, no way. I was mesmerized at first taste with freshness of each mouth watering bite sent in a nice gift box.

    I was totally in love and if anyone wants to get me something for Christmas I would love my  two favorite Dale & Thomas popcorn, " Twice-As-Nice Chocolate Drizzlecorn & Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Drizzlecorn." Both is popcorn heaven, I could really over indulge on them.
    Others we enjoyed are Chocolate Chunck N'Caramel Popcorn, Southwest Chipotle Cheddar Kettle Corn, Dale's Caramel Popcorn. I enjoyed the mixture of the Chocolate N'Caramel; however, the complete caramel was a little too much for my teeth. Not to mention I'm not much of a caramel person so that may be why. I'm also not much of a spicy eater either but, my husband said he liked the Southwest Chipotle and we all adored the Hall of Fame Kettle Corn.
    Dale & Thomas Popcorn is the best tasting Gourmet Popcorn I've tried. For $5.00 off your order use Promo Code BB5 at checkout expires 2/28/12. Follow Dale & Thomas on facebook to keep up with the latest news.

    Disclosure: Samples was received to try, all opinions are my own. Some photos from sponsors website.

    Sunday, December 11, 2011

    Frosty The Snowman's New Website & Giveaway

    Have you seen the launch of the new FrostyTheSnowman.com website? Thanks to WarnerBros. Consumer Products the FrostyTheSnowman.com website has family fun activities to enjoy throughout the holiday season. 

    Interactive games, color pages, wallpapers, and more fun activities inspired by Frosty The Snowman. Have fun at Frosty's Winter Wonderland website http://bit.ly/WBFrosty and you can also purchase the DVD @  http://bit.ly/DVD_Frosty


    WarnerBros. Consumer Products will also provide a copy of Frosty The Snowman’s Winter Wonderland on DVD to one lucky reader. United States winner, and no PO Box address.

    RULES: Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern December 22, 2011.
    Open US winner. Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it.
    MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.


    Mandatory Entry *Whats your favorite product at Frosty's store or game at his website?


    *******EXTRA ENTRIES***********

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    Saturday, December 10, 2011

    Kidtoons Feature Olivia Prize Pack Giveaway

    Kidtoon feature presentation is Olivia for the month of December. Kidtoon share family friendly entertainment for the whole family to experience together. Visiting the Kidtoons website you can find coloring sheets and activities, subscribe to Kidtoon email to keep up with the latest shows and events.


    This month Kidtoons will be showing Olivia Princess for a Day-When a real live Princess comes to town, Olivia can't wait to meet her. But Olivia gets to do more than just meet her - when Olivia and the Princess realize that they look almost exactly alike, they make a plan to trade places! Olivia initially takes to life in the castle, but she soon misses her family, and realizes that being a Princess isn't all it's cracked up to be. When the royal family cuts their visit short, and decide to head home, can Olivia and the Princess swap back before it's too late? Also don't miss OLIVIA Talks Turkey, OLIVIA's Snow Day, & OLIVIA builds a Snow Lady
    Olivia Prize pack includes:  
    One Olivia: Princess for a Day DVD 
    One Big - Olivia Plush
    One Mini - Olivia Plush
    One Olivia Kaladeiscope
    One Olivia Builds a Snowlady Book
    One Olivia Princess for a Day Book
    One Olivia Puzzle
    One Olivia theatrical poster 


    Follow Kidtoons on facebook and stay up to date on all the great shows and events.

    RULES: Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern December 31, 2011.
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    Mandatory Entry *Visit Kidtoons telling me a location near you or how far it is away.

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    More Holiday Winners!!

    Hope everyone is having a Great Holiday Season. First news 12/11 Ugly Sofa Quilted Recession Christmas Stocking is also open to Canada. So if you haven't entered yet, do that. Thanks everyone for entering and congrats to these winners.

    Julie D. $50 Eden Fantasy
    jenzen69 Funrise Wild Rides Elephant Adventure
    Bakersdozen GourmetGiftBasket.com

    Thursday, December 8, 2011

    Hickory Farms Giveaway & Review

     If you've read past reviews you will see that Hickory Farms hold a special place in my families heart, remembering traditions with loved ones past and sharing a new tradition with our children. Hickory Farms reminds me of home & family "familiar and heartwarming."
    My family got to sample the Party Planner Gift Box from Hickory Farms this year and I was eager to try the turkey summer sausage. We have never tried it before, you know you get in the habit of one thing and sometimes don't try something different. Well I'm so glad we did because it had superb sweetness in taste and I love it. One thing you will immediately notice with Hickory Farms meats, they are fresh, you can see and taste it. You can expect the best cheese blends imaginable and Cranberry Mustard is out of this world good!!
    Party Planner Gift Box Includes:
    -Our Signature Beef Summer Sausage 7 oz.
    -Italian Style Beef Summer Sausage 5 oz.
    -Turkey Summer Sausage 5 oz.
    -Smoked Gouda 6 oz.
    -Farmhouse Cheddar 4 oz.
    -Smoked Cheddar Blend 4 oz.
    -Mission Jack Blend 4 oz.
    -Creamy Swiss Blend 4 oz.
    -Sesame, Caraway & Sea Salt Crackers 1.5 oz.
    -Sweet Hot Mustard 2.25 oz.
    -Cranberry Mustard 2.5 oz.


    Support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign with The Party Planner Gift Box ($45) is a flavorful array of our savory Summer Sausage and smooth and creamy cheeses with all the trimmings. With each one sold this year, Hickory Farms will donate $5 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.

    Make sure to follow Hickory Farms on facebook to learn about the latest news and products. Hickory Farms is happy to announce its new $3 3-day shipping promotion all season long to ensure freshness, quality and value. For 60 years, Hickory Farms has offers a variety of gift options. Thanks to Hickory Farms for giving one lucky winner a Hickory Farms' signature Warm and Hearty Welcome. A similar product to the one we reviewed, as well as free shipping to military addresses.
     Warm & Hearty Welcome Includes:
    -Our Signature Beef Summer Sausage 7 oz.
    -Turkey Summer Sausage 7 oz.
    -Farmhouse Cheddar 8 oz.
    -Mission Jack Blend 4 oz.
    -Three Cheese & Onion 4 oz.
    -Sweet Hot Mustard 2.25 oz.


    RULES: Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern December 19, 2011.
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