Monday, December 20, 2010

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 25 "Happy Birthday Jesus"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 25
"Happy Birthday Jesus"
credited to the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

This is such a special song! My girls love hearing it!
May we all remember that Jesus is the reason for the season!

Merry Christmas everyone!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 24 "Night Before Christmas" & "Silent Night"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 24

Two songs for Christmas eve!

"Night Before Christmas"
By Amy Grant

"Silent Night"
By Andy Williams

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 23 "Christmas Canon Rock"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 23
"Christmas Canon Rock"
By Trans-Siberian Orchestra

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 22 "Unto Us a Child is Born"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 22
"Unto Us a Child is Born"

Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, Susan Gritton, Sara Mingardo, Mark Padmore, Alastair Miles and the Tenebrae choir performing Handel's Messiah. Recorded in December 2006

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 21 "Emmanuel God with us"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 21
"Emmanuel God with us"
By Amy grant

This is not the best video, But I LOVE this song! It is probably my favorite Christmas song!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 20 "God With Us"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 20
"God With Us"
lyrics and music by Namulauulu P. Pouesi

This is another amazing song! I just found it while looking for my song for tomorrow! This is a wonderful praise and worship song and the video goes well with it!
Hope you enjoy and are inspired!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 19 "O Little Town of Bethlehem"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 19
"O Little Town of Bethlehem"
By Jim Reeves

I just love this song!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 18 "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 18
"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"
By Kutless

Wow! This was the first time I heard this song done by Kutless! They did really good!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 17 "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 17
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
by Selah

I love how Selah sings this song and their music! Amazing!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 16 "What Child Is This?"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 16
"What Child Is This?"
By Martina Mcbride

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 15 "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

25 Days Of Christmas Music

Day 15
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" By Bing Crosby

I can hardly believe that it is almost Christmas! Yippee!

I found a few things at the Dollar store yesterday. Most of it is stocking stuffers, but I hope to get some more things later, even if it is late for Christmas! My children love gifts everyday of the year! Lol!

I think it will be a special Christmas though!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 14 "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 14
"Hark, The Herald Angels Sing"
By Nat King Cole

I love the lyrics to this song!
Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

L. Tremain Antique Collection Promo Code!

My Butter Bell Crock Giveaway may be over, but the L. Tremain company is still offering some great sells/promo codes! Right now you need to check out the Antique Seven Piece Ceramic Collection!

The beautiful 7 piece Antique Collection set, comes in 4 of their most popular Antique colors: White Linen, Ivory Rose, Rouge and Sea Spray. This lovely set adds a rustic decor to your kitchen or can be sent to that special someone in your life as wonderful holiday gift!

Made of New Bone China, the highest quality ceramics available.
Dishwasher safe.
Includes: Spice Jar, Salt & Pepper Shaker, Sugar Bowl, Small Pitcher/Creamer, Spoon Rest, Pitcher and Butter Bell® crock.

Use Promo Code "ANTSET10" and receive an additional 10% off our already low introductory price. Promo Code Expires: 12-15-10.

I love the Ivory Rose set (pictured above) and the Sea Spray set (below) is also so lovely!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Butter Bell Crock Winner!

The winner for the Butter Bell Crock Giveaway is......

According to True Random Number Generator:

Result: 13

Comment #13

Wanda said...
I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect.

Congratulations Wanda!
Winner has confirmed.

Friday, December 10, 2010

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 11 "On a Snowy Christmas Night"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 11
"On a Snowy Christmas Night"
By Elvis

"Give thanks for all you have been blessed with"!

"For You Know The Lord's Been Good To You"!

This has to be one of my Favorite Elvis songs!

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 10 "Do You Hear What I Hear"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 10
"Do You Hear What I Hear"
by Third Day

I Love this song and Third Day just makes it better!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 9 "The Little Drummer Boy"

25 Days Of Christmas Music

Day 9

"The Little Drummer Boy"

By The Harry Simeone Chorale

This is my favorite version of "The Little Drummer Boy"!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 8 "We Three Kings"

How about two versions of "We three Kings"?

The first is:

We Three Kings
By dc Talk

And I didn't know they had a Christmas album!

The next is:

"We Three Kings of Orient Are" written by J.H. Hopkins sung by Tonus Peregrinus

This video has beautiful images! And if you want to learn more about the images, I posted some info below the video! Enjoy!

1. James Tissot: The Wise Men Journeying to Betlehem (1886-94)
2. Sir Edward Burne-Jones: The Star Of Betlehem (1888-91)
3. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: Adoration of the Magi (1753)
4. Joseph Highmore: The Adoration of the Magi (1750)
5. James Tissot: The Adoration of the Magi (1886-94)
6. Diego Velázquez: The Adoration of the Magi (1619)
7. He Qi: The Magi
8. Albrecht Dürer: The Adoration of the Magi (1504-05)
9. Rembrandt: Adoration of the Magi (1632)
10. Federico Barocci: The Adoration of the Magi (1561-63)
11. Albert Herbert: Epiphany (1962)
12. Gentile da Fabriano: The Adoration of the Magi, detail (1422)
13. Jim Janknegt: Adoration of the Kings
14. Hieronymus Bosch: The Adoration of the Magi, detail (ca. 1495)
15. Leonaert Bramer: The Adoration of the Magi (ca. 1633-35)
16. Jan de Bray: Adoration of the Magi (1658)
17. Quentin Massys: The Adoration of the Magi (1526)
18. The Three Wise Men, African Mafa
19. Carlo Maratti: Adoration of the Magi (In Garland) (ca. 1700)

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 7 "O' Come All Ye Faithful"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 7

I love how Nat King Cole sings this beautiful song!

Hope you enjoy too!

Win $500 Gift Card to Kmart & $500 Gift card to Sears! At Flying Giggles and Lollipops!


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I would be so happy to have at least one of the $500 giveaways to get some much needed clothing and a couple of Christmas presents for the husband and kids!

Both giveaways end Dec. 17th, so hurry for your chance to enter!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pictures that Make me Smile!

I love pictures! They hold so many happy memories and things that make me laugh!

Here are some of my favorites that I have taken over this year (2010) and why they are so funny and special to me!

Our adorable girls! Here they are wearing some new skirts that mommy made them and they were running around and being goofy! I ask them to stop for a picture and as soon as I took it, the oldest princess breaks out in a goofy dance! Lol! The youngest always smiles so big that she closes her eyes! Lol!

Next, my niece!
There are so many reasons to smile here!
She was born with a cleft lip and palette. Her cleft lip was actually a double cleft. She has had 3 surgeries since she was born and every time she has done really good and now, you can hardly tell she had any cleft at all!
In this picture she was showing off and kept closing her eyes every time I took a picture of her! She is so funny!

The next two pictures are not smiling faces, but they really make me smile and laugh! Our girls were playing with a toy in the kitchen and they threw it up on one of our refrigerators. So they started looking under the two refrigerators! Lol!

Too funny!
I look forward to our Christmas pictures and Lord willing, a lot of great pictures to make us smile next year!

I am participating in the Invisalign Teen Bright Smiles Holiday Photo Contest with Dumb Mom.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"GiveBack" Shop Online and Support your Favorite Charities!

I was recently introduced to GiveBack through the great One2One Network! When I first took a look at it, I was really impressed!

GiveBack is an online site where you can create your own account, shop from 400+ stores online and earn a percentage for your favorite charities! I think this is wonderful! I am glad GiveBack has started this and wish they would have started a long time ago!

I have created my account at Giveback already and I really had a great time looking up tons of great charities and foundations that you can earn money for and donate to!
I have not started to shop online thru GiveBack yet, only because I have not done my Christmas shopping yet! This will be great though! Now I can shop for Christmas and donate to my foundations at the same time! =)

For example when you shop thru Giveback you can earn 2% for your foundation when you shop online at JCPenney or!
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Monday, December 6, 2010

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 6 "Away in A Manger"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 6

"Away in A Manger"
By Casting Crowns

My children love this Christmas song! And I love singing it with them!

I think it is very important to sing with our children!

And Christmas is a wonderful time to sing!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 5 "Angels We Have heard on High"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 5
"Angels We Have heard on High"
By Chris Tomlin

Sorry I am a day late with this! Didn't get to blog yesterday since we were out cutting firewood! It has been cold here lately! And we had some snow flurries yesterday! Yippee! It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas and winter! =)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 4 " I heard the Bells on Christmas Day"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 4
"I heard the Bells on Christmas Day"

First a disclaimer! I am not a fan of Harry Belafonte, but I do love this song!

Now to "Peace"!

"Peace on earth good will to men"

Who believes we really have that on earth anymore? All the war, death, fighting, breakdown of families, morals and values are disregarded, unborn babies are killed and children are thrown out to the "wolves"!

I believe that Christmas is a wonderful time for us to return to peace and living a peaceful life.

But that is up to each of us to decide on our own.

Think it is too much for you? We are not alone! God is for peace, God is for us! He gives us strength, He gives us Himself! With Him we can have peace! But we have to take the first step to let Him into out life and put on the new man/woman!

So what do you want this Christmas? Peace? Let God in and give Him Everything! Put on His armour and stand for peace!

Friday, December 3, 2010

$55 CSN Stores Giveaway @ Tiaras and Tantrums!

CSN Stores is having a lot of great Holiday sales and I would love to do some Christmas shopping at a few of the 200 plus CSN Stores! =)

Right now, Tiaras and Tantrums is having a CSN Stores giveaway! How Great is that?!!!!

I would love to get some bedding or a quilt for the girls for Christmas!

Enter for your chance to win $55 to CSN Stores at Tiaras and Tantrums!
Giveaway ends Dec. 18th!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 3 "Joy To The World"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 3
"Joy To The World"

with Big Daddy Weave!

Joy! Christmas is the time for joy! Not stressing and worrying! Not anger and depression! It is the time for joy! To sing, laugh, love and enjoy the family and all who are dear to you! How can you show your love and care this Christmas without joy in your heart?

This Christmas season, instead of stress and anger, give your troubles to God, grab some chocolate and sing, "Joy to The World" and let all your troubles melt away!

25 Days Of Christmas Music Day 2 "Love Came Down at Christmas"

25 Days Of Christmas Music
Day 2
"Love Came Down at Christmas"
Sung by jarsofclay
I think the lyrics of this sang say it all! =)
Christmas is the time to love! To focus on God's love for us, that He loved us so much that He sent His only Son, and He sacrificed Himself for our sins!
Christmas is the time to show others how much we love and care for them!
Hope you enjoy the song, and remember this Christmas season that LOVE is the greatest!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25 Days of Christmas Music Day 1 "Go Tell It on The Mountain"

Welcome to Day 1 of the 25 Days of Christmas Music!

The first song is:

"Go Tell it on The mountain"

sung by


I did not learn this song till I was in my middle teens. We would sing it every Sunday after our Bible reading (home church), before Christmas! My youngest brother (at the time) Loved singing this song! I can still hear my family singing this song! We sometimes sang it after Christmas or even thru the year, because we loved it so much! =)

I played it for my girls today and they love Needtobreathe already, so they really liked hearing this!

I think "Go tell it on the Mountain" is just a great "children's" song! Maybe it will bring out the "child" in you this Christmas season! I think we all could use a little of that!

Child-like faith, child-like joy and child-like love!

25 Days of Christmas Music!

Hey friends!
I am going to share a Christmas song from a youtube video for the next 25 days, till Christmas day (if my computer holds up! Lol!)!
These will be a selection of some of my favorite songs and musicians!
Hope you enjoy and leave comments!!
(If you want to join, let me know and I will add a linky!)!

Have a very Merry musical Christmas!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Win BlissDom Conference Prizes At One2One Network!

One2One Badges
I have been a member of One2One for over a year now, I believe! They are really great about connecting bloggers, and connecting bloggers with some fantastic opportunities like the Sarah McLachlan cd I reviewed a while back and tons of  great savings and new things in the blog world, etc!

Well now they are having a BlissDom Conference for bloggers and from what I read it sounds great and looks like it would be tons of fun! Plus they are having it at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville TN!!!!! How cool is that?!

I would Love to go to learn how to get over writers block, learn to be a better writer! I would also love to learn how to get more blog viewers, how to make a media package and it would be so much fun to meet other bloggers and learn how to connect with other bloggers and my blog readers!

Hurry over to One2One network to enter the BlissDom prize giveaways!
There are three prizes!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Cutie Clothes Black Friday 1 Day Sale!

Have you visited Cutie Clothes yet? If you haven't, you really should! And if you have, you now how beautiful the clothes are and that they have some great prices!
Today they are offering 15% off your order, when you enter the coupon code BLACK15!

So you can get 15% off of your Christmas dresses, suits for boys, accessories, etc!

This Girl's Holiday Dress is $42.95

And this Pink/Chocolate Girls Dress is on sale for $38.95!

This dress (below) comes in several different colors for $49.95!

Plus they have shoes of all kinds! Dress up shoes, everyday shoes and even house slippers! These kitty slippers are so cute and warm for $12.95!

Visit Cutie Clothes for these great buys and So much more!!

Happy Holiday shopping!

Melissa and Doug Black Friday Deal: 25% off Arts and Crafts!!

I love Melissa and Doug toys! They have some really amazing arts and crafts and right now you can get 25% off the Arts and Crafts this Black Friday! Yippee!

Plus if your ground shipping order is over $30, you can get free shipping by using the Promo Code FREESHIP30 during checkout! Wow! Just $30! And you can get a lot for $30 with the Arts and crafts 25% off sale!

Like the adorable "Decorate-Your-Own Piggy Bank" for $6.99 !

My girls love painting and making things! Plus they love trains!
So the "Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Train" (for $12.99) is one toy that they would like!

Melissa and Doug has several great stamp sets for under $10 and this great
Animal Stamp Set
for $14.99! My girls would Love this!

Hurry over to Melissa and Doug's for these great buys and Tons more at the Arts and crafts 25% off sale!

Black Friday Toy Sales At CSN Stores!!

CSN Stores is having some really great deals this Black Friday on some of their amazing toys!

Here are some that caught my eye!

My girls love to play cook and help in the kitchen and this would be perfect to put in the courner of the kitchen so they could "cook" with me every meal! =)

I love the looks of this Train table! I Really want to get one for my kids!

They would have a blast!

I saw this garage playset a while back at CSN Stores and I know my kids would love it and it would be a great gift for my nephews!

To shop these great sales and Many more visit CSN Stores Toy and Games store!
Also you can take 5% Off Your Order - Today Only! By entering Promo Code NovToys at Checkout!!!

Happy Christmas shopping!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Winner of Moja Creations Etsy Shop giveaway

The winner of Moja Creations Etsy Shop giveaway is.......

According to True Random Number Generator


Comment #17:

Niecey said...
I follow you on twitter

Congratulations Niecey!
Winner has confirmed.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Toshiba laptop giveaway @ One Savvy mom!!!

One Savvy Mom

As you know, my computer went out on me for a whole month over the summer! I am still having a lot of trouble with it and holding my breath that it will not die on me before Christmas!

I Really would Love to have (and Really need!) a new computer and a laptop would be so sweet! It would be the perfect birthday and Christmas gift for me too!

So I have entered the Toshiba laptop giveaway at One Savvy Mom!!
Giveaway ends Dec. 8th, so hurry for your chance to enter!
And while you are at One Savvy Mom, be sure to check out here other great Holiday giveaways and reviews!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Benjamin Franklin Fridays~ The Words of Our Founding Fathers

"So the years roll round, and the last will come; when I would rather have it said 'He lived usefully' than 'He died rich'."
~Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I won @ Freebies And Much More!

Okay, I don't like to brag much! =) But I received an email from Freebies and Much More yesterday, telling me that I was a giveaway winner to the Wholly Guacamole giveaway and they gave me this Neat badge to share on my blog! Yippee! How fun!
I am really looking forward to receiving my prize and eating some guacamole with my family!!!

Thank you, Freebies and Much More and Wholly Guacamole!

Butter Bell Crocks Buy 2 Get One Free! Plus Review & Giveaway

Growing up plain, I have had the opportunity to see a lot of items being used on a daily bases, that some may think are antiques!
One of my favorite items around the kitchen was the butter crock! So you can imagine my delight to learn about Butter Bell!
Now here is some new butter crocks that look great in Any modern kitchen, yet still hold that picture perfect look of something from by gone years!

These adorable butter crocks are a registered trademark owned by L. Tremain, and are now the most popular brand of butter crocks in the US!!
Butter Bell is a small, family owned business! Another reason to love them! And they have been in business for over 13 years! Wow!

Right now, Butter Bell is having a fall sell! You can buy two Butter Bells and get one free! How great is that? One for you and two to give away for Christmas gifts, if you want!

I have a Butter Bell and absolutely LOVE it! It is so cute! It holds one stick (1/2 cup) of butter and stays so fresh! I have it sitting on my counter, away from any heat and replace the water in the crock about every three days! That is all you have to do! Very simple and handy!
We go thru a lot of butter since we eat a lot of bread, rolls, cornbread and biscuits! My children love the new Butter Bell! Well, my children love butter, period! So they fell in love with the new Butter keeper! And I was glad to retire the old butter container (a plastic dish that got dirty fast and just wasn't very pretty!)!!
Good-bye old plastic butter container, and Hello Butter Bell!!

The Butter crock just looks so pretty on the table and counter! It really puts a good touch to any meal! I am looking forward to having it on the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table! =)

This is one gift that you can give to anyone and they should love it! A good gift for someone that "has everything" or is hard to shop for!

You have to visit Butter Bell and check out all the lovely colors and styles that they have!
And don't forget to take advantage of the buy 2 get one free offer! The offer is good thru Dec. 15th, 2010.
One of my favorites is the Antique Butter Bell Crock in Azure (pictured below)! Isn't it lovely? This French butter dish also comes in Lavender, Goldenrod, Sienna, Ivory Rose, Rouge, Vert, Sea Spray and White Linen.

Now for the giveaway!
The amazing people at Butter Bell are going to give one of my blog readers their very own Butter Bell crock!!!
Thank you so much to Butter Bell for the great buy 2 get one free offer and the giveaway!!!!

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Butter Bell and tell me which Butter Bell crock you would love to have or give as a gift!
Mandatory entry must be done to enter giveaway!
Please leave your email address in your comment or have it visible on your profile.

Extra Entries After completing mandatory Entry:
-Follow Butter Bell on Facebook (1 entry)
-Purchase a product from Butter Bell during the time of this giveaway (10 entries per purchase)
-Follow my blog (1 entry)
-Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 entry)
-Follow me on twitter (1 entry)
-Tweet this giveaway (1 entry per day)
-Add my blog button to your sidebar and leave a link of where I can find it(3 entries)
-Write a blog post about this giveaway and leave the link to your post below (5 entries)
-Enter one of my other blog giveaways (1 entry per giveaway you enter)

That gives you 25+ chances to win! Have fun!
Please leave a comment per entry that you qualify for, for each entry to count!

This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada and Ends on Dec.10th at 12 am central. The winner will be chosen at random using
The prize will be sent directly from Butter Bell to the winner.

[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."]

Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Cookbook Giveaway @ The Mommy Files!!

How would you love to win a Keepsake Cookbook from Gooseberry patch? I know I would! I love the idea of having a Keepsake Cookbook that has 200 recipes AND includes 50 blank pages for adding personal recipes! What a great gift to pass on to our children!

Well right now, 1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a copy of the Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Cookbook!!!

Giveaway ends Nov. 21st!

Chuggington Toys Giveaway @ The Mommy Files!!

My girls got to watch Chuggington the other day and they really like the show!
I have been wanting to get them some trian tracks and die-cast toy trains, so I was delighted to see that "The Mommy Files" is having a Chuggington Giveaway where one reader will win the Launch & Go Roadhouse, the Straight & Curved Track Pack, and 3 Die-Cast Engines!!! How fun!
Enter HERE for your chance to win!
Giveaway ends Nov. 21st!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ni Hao, Kai-lan Dvd giveaway @ The mommy Files!

My girls like Kai-lan! And right now, the Mommy Files is having a Kai-lan dvd giveaway, for the "Princess Kai-Lan" dvd! How fun! This would make a great Christmas gift!
You can enter HERE for your chance to be one of the two winners!
Hurry though! Giveaway ends tomorrow!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fun Family Friday's! (Link Your Giveaways!)

Well, it is Friday again! The week just flew by for me!
I did not get to enter a whole lot of giveaways this week! hard to do as a mom, running a family and home! =) Maybe I should stay up later or get up earlier?!

Hope you will link up your giveaways today!
I still have one giveaway going on:
Moja Creations EcoFriendly Food Wraps Item of Choice Giveaway! Ends 11/8

Don't forget to link up your Holiday Gift Guide/blog event button, if you have not already HERE!

Thanks and God bless!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

You Can Subscribe to My Blog Now!!!


I have finally added FeedBurner to my blog! Finally! (You can find it on my sidebar)!
So now you can subscribe to "Preparing For Our Children's Future"!

Look forward to having some subscribers! ;)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide/Blog Events Linky! (Link Your Holiday button!)

I have been collecting Holiday Gift Guide and Event buttons and posting them on my sidebar along with the blog buttons of the host! So far I have found about 30! But I know there are tons more out there!

So please link your blog here if you are hosting a Holiday Gift Guide/blog event!!!
This linky will be open till Dec. 5th.

And if you are offering extra entries to people who post your event button, please leave a comment to let us know!! =)

"Fun Family Fridays" (Link your Giveaways!)!

Hey blog friends!

With all the Christmas Giveaways starting Soon, I am going to try to have my Friday giveaway linky up!

I have one Fun, Family giveaway going on right now!
Enter HERE for a chance to win Your choice of a great EcoFriendly Food Wrap from Moja Creations Etsy Shop! Giveaway ends Nov. 8th and the entries are Low!
Hope you will link up your giveaways, or giveaways you have entered, and leave me a comment!
Thanks! And God bless your weekend!

This week's Poll! Elections 2010!

Hope you will leave a comment after you vote in this weeks poll!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kiddies Corner Deals 2010 Hoilday Picks!!

KiddiesCorner Deals

I have been looking for blogs with Christmas Giveaways and I have found a line up at Kiddies Corner Deals!

Right now, if you hurry to her blog, before Oct. 3oth. , and grab her
Holiday Picks button (pictured above) and put it on your sidebar, you can get 3 extra entries into all of the Kiddies Corner Deals holiday giveaways and blog for another 5 extra entries!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

CSN Stores Review Is............A Hamilton Beach...........(Read post!)

I know it has been a long while since I told you about the "Le creuset" cookware at CSN Stores and that I was going to do a product review with CSN Stores! Well, I am finally able to get my sick computer to run long enough for me to post my review! Yippee!

If you follow my blog, you know that I love CSN Stores! With over 200 stores to shop from, you can find just about Everything for your family, home, yard, gifts, etc! I love the store! So when i was offered a review for CSN Stores, that is where I headed!

What caught my eye this time?

A Hamilton Beach Convection Counter top Oven!!!!!!!!!!!

Husband and I had talked about getting a toaster oven. Our microwave had broke a while back and I was having to use the electric stove oven to warm things up! Ugh! Husband didn't want to get a new microwave at the time and I am not crazy about microwaves anyway, so it was a great choice for our family!

I was very excited when the oven came and I could start using it!

First I have to tell you that I give it 5 stars and love it! if you need or want a toaster oven, this Hamilton Beach is the One to get!!!!

Here are the Features listed on CSN Stores:
"•Extra-large toaster oven (6 - 8 slices) with convection
•User-friendly control knobs
•Adjustable temperature up to 450 degrees F
•2-Hour timer with auto shut-off
•Slide-out crumb tray
•2 Racks, 2 baking pans, broil grid, and user manual with recipes included
•1-Year limited warranty"

My review:

It is very easy to clean! You can wipe it down fast, and the trays & racks slide right out and can be washed in the dish washer! There is a bottom tray that you can slide out and wash off, if you have a spill or just need to clean it out.

Now to how great it cooks!

I have baked and heated up just about everything in my toaster oven!

Here is a list and some pictures to give you an idea of what YOU can bake/cook/heat in this toaster oven, if you get one!!

Baked chicken (seen in picture below)!

A Lot of cornbread! And several apple pies!

Here is another picture of the cornbread and apple pies, and there are two pans of brownies in the oven!

This picture is my favorite so far!!! YUM! The brownies up close in the oven! =)

I have also made my granola in the Hamilton Beach convention oven!
Other things include:
baked steak,
baked potatoes,
baked "blooming" onion,
smoked sausage,
mini pizzas,
& biscuits
to name a few!

And as I said I heat everything in it like a microwave!

Oh, and did I mention toast?
You can fit 6 big slices of toast on each tray! So this little oven can sit on your counter and not take up too much space (a little more square and not as wide as our old microwave), yet it can bake a lot of food at one time!

I highly recommend this pretty convention/toaster oven for your kitchen! And it will make a good gift for mom, grandma, sister, or just about anyone!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Watercolors By Arlene Faye Winner!!

And the winner to the Watercolors by Arlene Faye Giveaway is..........

According to True Random Number Generator:

Result: 9

(from the 11 qualified comments)
Comment 9 is......

Kelly said...
"I follow you on google friend connect."

Congratulations Kelly!!
Winner has confirmed.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Boo Boo Zoo Giveaway @ At The Fence!!!

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Another one of my favorite blogs is having a really Neat giveaway!

Actually she has been having a "Fall Festival" on her blog with lots of great giveaways! You can check them all out on her blog, "At The Fence"!

But I mainly wanted to post about the Boo Boo Zoo giveaway!

I love Etsy shops, as you know, and I think that Boo Boo Zoo is one of the best! She has the cutest warmers for aches and pains! Being cold natured, I LOVE warmers! =) And I know I lot of people who suffer from back pain and other aches and pains, so this is my kind of Etsy shop for Christmas gifts! Plus the prices are good for me!

Right now you can enter the giveaway "At The Fence" and get a chance to win an item of your choice from Boo Boo Zoo!!!

Giveaway ends Nov. 2nd!

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