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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Giveaway Linky Thursday 5/1/14


Thanks for joining in this week's giveaway linky for blog giveaways only, no businesses or contest entries. Check out the List of current giveaways on the left side bar. 

1. Kingsford Charcoal Grill & $50 Omaha Steaks GC 5/2
2. 5 Piece Luggage Set & $150 Old Navy GC 5/6
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Opp. Blast Zone Magic Castle Bouncer

Blast Zone Magic Castle Giveaway

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Event date: May 5th, 2014 to May 31st, 2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Huggies Bunnies


These baby bunnies are growing and they love the Huggies box. We cut a hole in the side and they run in to hide. We are not holding them and letting them be wild so we can turn them loose. They are starting to eat grass, soon we will say good bye bunnies.

Wondering what the Huggies Bunnies are named.

Stripe - from the Gremlins - White stripe down his head.
Clover- from Sofia the First
Bugs - from Bugs Bunny

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Giveaway Linky Thursday 4/24/14


Thanks for joining in this week's giveaway linky for blog giveaways only, no businesses or contest entries. Check out the List of current giveaways on the left side bar. 

1. Kingsford Charcoal Grill & $50 Omaha Steaks GC 5/2

2. 5 Piece Luggage Set & $150 Old Navy GC

3. Forgotten Pharaoh Prize Pack 4/29
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Our DIY Milk Jug Bunny

We tried two different milk jug bunnies. One with tissue paper and glue and one with blue spray paint. Rub glue all over and cover with the tissue paper, then blow dry. The Blue spray paint is the way to go "Faster".
We used the glitter hearts for noses & heart tissue paper for the center of the ears, left over from Valentine crafts. You can used cloth or construction paper too.

Googly eyes, one pipe cleaner cut in half on each bunny, construction paper mouth and teeth. Hot glue on and your done, only takes about 10 mins with spray paint bunny. Longer it you use the tissue paper bunny.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Giveaway Linky Thursday 4/16/14


Thanks for joining in this week's giveaway linky for blog giveaways only, no businesses or contest entries. Check out the List of current giveaways on the left side bar. 

1. Kingsford Charcoal Grill & $50 Omaha Steaks GC 5/2
2. 5 Piece Luggage Set & $150 Old Navy GC
3. Veggie Tales - Veggies in Space 4/17
4. Forgotten Pharaoh Prize Pack 4/29
5. Swingline Laminator 4/18 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5 Piece Luggage Set & $150 Old Navy GC

#SummerDreams Have Luggage, Will Travel Sweepstakes

hosted by: Mom Powered Media & co-hosted by: Mumblebee Inc.

This one fantastic giveaway getting you ready for summer travel with bags and a new summer wardrobe. Where would be the first place on your vacation list this summer? Disneyland, mountains, beach, theme parks.

One winner will receive a Tag Coronado II 5 Piece Spinner Luggage Set and $150 Old Navy Gift Card.

Giveaway ends May 6th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.

 Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

Baby Bunny Update

So if your wondering about the baby bunnies. The mom came back and sit waiting and watching, then I noticed she was gone. What I found was a oak snake killing the baby bunnies, trying to swallow one. I got a hoe and got it out of the nest, it ran under the barn. There was one dead baby, and 3 little cold, barely alive bunnies.

We gathered the bunnies placing them in a baby wipe box with cloth in it. We sit the box on a heating pad, in no time they were warm wiggling and hungry. We learn to feed them kitten milk replacement. So we are bottle feeding baby bunnies this Easter. This morning they are feeding great, sweet, warm and cozy.

See video of baby bunny taking the bottle.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Baby Bunnies, Come Back Mama

So has it my dog found a nest of bunnies in our yard. He was pulling them out probably to make a meal or a nice squealing toy. We grab them, locked him up, and pictured the babies and placed them back in their nest. Now just hoping mama will come back to them.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bunny Bags, Bunny Basket, Bunny Ears, Bunny Hops

We are officially out on spring break but, first we had a big Easter hunt at school. We made the cutest bunny bag treat we saw on pinterest. My youngest want were-rabbits so he black teeth on some :) draw smiles, teeth, and tongues out I thought the little treat bags were cute. So easy to make. We filled with eggs and candy. White paper bag purchased at walmart, white paper and pink construction paper. Black marker, glue stick, and staple gun. I want to make some with cute fabric for the ears instead of the pink construction paper.
Their class made bunny milk jug baskets and bunny ears.
Bunny Hops

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sweepstakes Kingsford Charcoal Grill & $50 Omaha Steaks CG

#SummerDreams Good Grillin' Sweepstakes

hosted by: Mom Powered Media & co-hosted by: Mumblebee Inc.

In the summer we love to get out with the family and grill. We usually prefer charcoal cook food rather than gas cooked food. What's your favorite way to grill or favorite food to grill?

One winner will receive a Kingsford Charcoal Grill and $50 Omaha Steaks Gift Card.

Giveaway ends May 2nd at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Giveaway Linky Thursday 4/10/14


Thanks for joining in this week's giveaway linky for blog giveaways only, no businesses or contest entries. Check out the List of current giveaways on the left side bar. 

1. 2 Winners $250 Visa GC 4/10
2. Baby Prize Pack - 6 items 4/11
3. Veggie Tales - Veggies in Space 4/17
4. Mozo Shoes 4/14
5. Swingline Laminator 4/18
6. Forgotten Pharaoh Prize Pack 4/29
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Ad Space Available Raising Money For St. Jude

We are looking for sponsors for my 4 year son participating in his school's Trike-A-Thon raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Any sponsors making a donation who would like to participate I will offer online advertisement space on my website. Everyone remember all donations count any amount is still caring for the cause.

My mom had lung cancer and now she has the chance to watch her grandchildren grow. Everyday is a Gift. Hopefully through this event we can help children spend their time growing healthy and strong with their families.

Give Jennifer an email  mccujennifer@gmail.com all donations are tax deductible, Checks made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or payable online at http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?px=2606271&fr_id=5785&pg=personal


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  • $25 - 2 month ad space top of my blog & 1 facebook posts & 1 tweets & blog post of the sponsors whom contributed to helping.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ultimate Blog Party 2014

Ultimate Blog Party 2014
I'm joining in on the Ultimate Blog Party 2014!!

My name is Jennifer, I'm a mom to 7 & 4yr old boys, and love to go fishing with my husband & kids. Spending time at the beach building sandcastles with my family. I've been blogging since 2008. Sharing some wonderful product reviews & giveaways from great brands. Priceless friendships I've made blogging.
This is my 4th year joining the Ultimate Blog Party and I love meeting so many great bloggers. Leave me a comment, give me a follow on twitter at @lifesandcastle & facebook & Pinterest .  Remember to follow @5minutesformom and watch hashtag #UBP14 on Twitter.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sweepstakes GBC Fusion 1000L 12″ Laminator & Pouches

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Laminating your children special crafts protects those little memories for years to come. Even their kids will get a kick of seeing those memories preserved. My kids love it when nanna shows them mom's school crafts from the 80's. Not to mention you can make great erasable study sheets.


  I have wanted a laminator for what seems like forever, so when I was asked to review the Swingline™ GBC® Fusion™ 1000L 12″ Laminator, 5 Minute Warm-up, 3 or 5 Mil (up to 4″ x 6″) I was excited. I also received Swingline™ GBC® EZUse™ Thermal Laminating Pouches to help get me started. Singline
 This is Swingline Laminator is easy peasy to work. Just turn it on and let it warm up. It takes about 5 minutes to warm up and there is a green light to alert you when the warm up is complete. It laminates at a speed of 13″ per minute, and allows you a maximum document width of 12″. Swingline Laminator
 This is perfect for the home office or a mom who wants to laminate memories for the future. It is perfect for helping to preserve certificates, insurance policies, report cards, and even little hand prints on paper. 
Laminating creates the perfect display and is easy to use.
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 The EZUse pouches are the easiest to use thermal laminating pouches on the market. These provide outstanding lamination accuracy and UV protection. The helpful EZUse alignment guides, mil thickness icon, and directional arrow on every pouch helps simplify the laminating process. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Giveaway Linky Thursday 4/3/14


Thanks for joining in this week's giveaway linky for blog giveaways only, no businesses or contest entries. Check out the List of current giveaways on the left side bar. 

1. Orkin 2 Safe Pillowsafe protectors 4/3
2. 2 Winners $250 Visa GC 4/10
 3. Veggie Tales - Veggies in Space 4/17
 4. $50 Lowe's Gift 4/3
 5. Mozo Shoes 4/14
 6. Baby Prize Pack - 6 items 4/11
 7. Forgotten Pharaoh Prize Pack 4/29
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

DIY Simple Spoon Butterflies

We made some cute spoon butterflies this last weekend. Paper plate cut out, we added tissue paper. Some eyes, foam hearts from valentines, pipe cleaner antenna, craft jewels, glue stick and hot glue. They needed a quick, fast, & easy craft before dinner. The kids were so tickled with their project.