Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Time's A Coming!~Weekend Fun with the Grands and Contest!

Happy Sunday!!!
This weekend was a good one.Me and my oldest son Darrell delivered a load of wood we had cut up to the lake Saturday morning.Afterwards we ran by Winn Dixie and let me tell you they had one heck of a sale outside the store on some gift items..
I got some pre lit candy canes to put on walkway for 2 bucks!A blender for 1.00,a food chopper for 1.00,and they had lots of odd and end toys,stocking stuffers for 4/1.00! So i wound up getting like 4 bags for 20.00,this included 3 giant rolls of wrapping paper..I was happy....
By the time we returned the Grandson's had returned and Julie was watching them.Had to keep the goodies stashed till after dark and sneek them
This morning we got up and loaded in the truck and went christmas tree hunting.Lot's of cedars up and down the road here so we always do that for christmas.I love the smell of a fresh tree and nothing better for xmas memories than tree hunting with the kids.We found the ''perfect tree'' in about an hour i guess..It was so warm today me,the boys billy and kolby and zack rode in the back of the back of the truck with short sleeves!Very strange.Then afternoon we went by my mom's for a while and my brother robert took the boys on a boat ride on the pond.They really liked that.She say's by next year the fish should be big enough to safely begin fishing..That would be fun..
I hope each of you have had a relaxed weekend and ready to face next week.Maybe a blessed wekkend for us all...

God bless,

If you’re looking for some great Christmas items to brighten up your home or a gift for someone special, look no further than Warm Biscuit Bedding Company.They have an extensive variety of products ranging from nursery items, kids bedding, personalized gifts, books, toys, diaper bags, and even fabrics. And with Christmas quickly approaching, you have to check out their newly added holiday line of products.

The people at Warm Biscuit Bedding Company are generously offering a $50 gift certificate to one lucky person. To enter, just stop by their site before midnight December 9th and check out their extensive line of products. Then come back here and mention what your favorite item is. A random winner will be selected and notified on December 10th. That’s it!
Warm Biscuit Bedding COMPANY

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^AND WHILE YOU ARE THERE AT AN ISLAND LIFE,check out this contest as well......>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The ladies at LTDchix are generously giving away a T-shirt of your choice to one lucky winner. To enter, just stop by their site before December 13th and view their designs. Then come back and mention in comments which one you like the best
click to read more!>>> island life giveaway!!!!
CPA Mom of Did You See That? has a couple of giveaways going on right now:skip to

Now, I'm happy to let you know about the newest member of the Oompa "family:" Kallisto.
I know what you are thinking - another stuffed animal? Who needs that?! YOU DO! Because these are not your ordinary stuffed animals. Every Kallisto stuffed animal is made from 100% Certified Organic Cotton and filled with pure wool.

WIN IT - I have another Oompa toy to give away: This Play Puzzle Farm. I reviewed it back in August but did not have any valid entries for the give-a-way so I'll try again. And what better time than now - the time of Christmas and Chanukkah - this would make a great gift for that special girl in your life. To win, send me an email (cpamomva at hotmail dot com), subject line OOMPA, and tell me which country Kallisto toys are made in. Write about this contest on your blog and send me the link and you get TWO bonus entries (THREE entries in all). You have until midnight EST, Wednesday, December 12, 2007. Good luck!**
did you see that? enter here!!!!


CLOSE TO HOME CONTEST<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Fans of Beyonce and her fam can get excited about the latest hip-hop trend from Planet Toys brought to you by Matthew (her dad) & Solange Knowles (her little sis.) Baby Jamz just might be the first non-annoying musical line of toys I will admit to actually enjoying. Gray dug the Mix Master Chair [$24.77] before I could even get it out of the box. Apparently you’re never too short to be a DJ. With lighted buttons, toddlers can compose their own renditions of This Old Man, Skip To My Lou, & Old MacDonald. And these aren’t your Grandma’s nursery rhymes.

For the toddling crowd that want to join in on the dance mat craze, there’s even a Baby Jamz Dance Mat [$19.84]. Get the age 2 & up set to shake their diapered bootays with 36 seconds of classic nursery rhymes. Baby Jamz products can be found at Wal-Mart &
WIN and boogie on me! I’m giving away a Baby Jamz Dance Mat and Dance Praise 2- The ReMix to two lucky winners. Just leave a comment here and let me know which prize you’d prefer! The winners will be chosen at random Tuesday, Dec 11th. You don’t have to have a blog to enter, but be sure you include a valid email address where I can contact you.



Play activities has a really neat contest going on right now that you will really wnat to win if you have little one's in the house like i do...check outwhat you can win,
So now you’ve read the articles and you’ve got all these ideas about Sensory play to do with your toddler and preschooler right?

Sensory play is one of those topics many parents know about but don’t do much about past the baby stage. I hope these articles have shown you that Sensory play is a lot of fun and a great learning and sharing opportunity that’s easy to do at home with your child under 5.

With that in mind , here is my first contest.

Easy-to-grow seeds and a self-contained terrarium let kids grow their own indoor garden…filled with plants that explore the 5 senses! The plastic dome comes with soil, labels for each plant and more…plus 5 exotic varieties of seeds, including herbs for taste, aloe for touch, eucalyptus for smell, a polka dot plant for sight and a rustling cabbage palm for sound! 9″ wide.
Deadline is 10pm MST December 16th 2007


The Beauty and Fashion Tech is giving away a M.A.C. cool eyes set from the Royal Assets holiday collection and the Basic Brushes kit and bag from the Heirlooms holiday collection. Deadline: December 12th
Beauty And Fashion --you need to click now!

Win a Mia Bossi Diaper Bag (value $400) from lilsugar. To enter, just stop by their site before December 18th and let them know why you need it. A random winner will be selected on December
lil sugar!

During the Month of December I am holding a contest in conjunction with Baby Sherpa at We will be giving some lucky bloggers some great Baby Sherpa gear including a Baby Sherpa Diaper Backpack, a Short Haul Diaper Backpack and a DayLite Diaper Bag.
I initially wanted to do a contest to give away just the Baby Sherpa Diaper Backpack but Heather from Baby Sherpa insisted on a first, second and third prize. That is very generous. So instead of one prize there will be three. A Baby Sherpa Diaper Backpack for first place, A Short Haul Diaper Backpack for second place and a Daylite Diaper Bag for third place. The winner will get their choice of color and the prize will be shipped to their location. And speaking about shipping. If you wanted to buy a Baby Sherpa Diaper Backpack for yourself or friends or family you can get free shipping until 1/1/08 by using the promo code Benspark07.

Enter to win our December Sweepstakes to win a fabulous Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Tote in turquoise with a retail price of $1750, sponsored by Vivre. Just enter your email address to receive our weekly newsletter to enter. If you already receive our newsletters, you will still need to enter your email address for this contest. Our email list will be shared with Vivre, our sponsor. If you are having trouble with the entry please email me directly and I will help you out. Last day to enter is December 29, 2007 11:59pm EST. One winner will be randomly selected on December 30, 2007 and announced on Bag Snob by January 4, 2008. Only one entry per person and US residents only, please. (Sorry!) Good luck!!
Click here to go to the bag snob
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Kate of Babylune is hosting The Generous December Group Writing Project. “On your own blog, write a new post about your favorite charity, social cause or helpful organization.” You could win anywhere between $30 - $100, depending on the number of entries. Deadline is December 19th.
Let’s talk about our best impulses. Let’s talk about our efforts to see the better side of humanity. Let us talk of sharing, of help and of solutions to suffering and despair. Let us talk about the way we act when we choose to do the right thing.

This December, I am combining my charitable campaign with a group writing project.

On your own blog, write a new post about your favorite charity, social cause or helpful organization. While I may have a bias toward causes that address maternal health and children’s well-being, I do believe that all people on this planet have the right to freedom, food, shelter, safety and health care. Domestic, international, global and local interests are equally important. Tell me, and our readers, why you believe your special organizations are helping to make the world a better place. Tell us why you support them and why we should too.
If you don’t have a blog, write your entry in the comments form below and I will post it on Babylune.

In your own post, link back to this one to tell others about the existence of this project. To make sure I include your entry, leave a comment with the URL to your entry in the comments section belo

Baby Lune -click to enter!

Win an Insignia® Shelf System...Load up your iPod or MP3 player with Christmas music and start rocking around the Christmas tree!
Insignia® has an affordable shelf system complete with iPod dock, USB port, CD/DVD player, digital AM/FM, HD radio and more and we are giving one away!
There is nothing like some fun, new electronics to raise the excitement level at gift giving time.

So not only are we giving you the chance to win this fabulous shelf system, but Best Buy has an excellent sale on it right now as well so you can pick one up for someone on your list. The system is already affordable at its regular price of $159.99, but right now you can jump over to Best Buy and grab one at $127.99 and save $32! (There is still time for guaranteed Christmas delivery too. Check out Best Buy for details.)

Here is a quick rundown of the product features of the Insignia® - 75W DVD/CD/HD Radio Compact Shelf System with USB Port

CD/DVD playback compatible with DVD/DVD-RW/DVD+RW/CD/CD-R/MP3/MP4
Digital AM/FM with 60 presets
HD Radio receiver
iPod device docking with charger and function control
Front USB input
Audio outputs: optical and coaxial
Video outputs:componet and S-video
We’ll announce the winner on the evening of Sunday, December 16th.
If you want to win this Insignia® shelf system, simply follow these two steps
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