Saturday, December 15, 2007

Weekend Contest Review~~I want to win the SONIC BOOK ALARM CLOCK CONTEST!!!

Happy 10 days till christmas!lol...ARE YOU READY??? i am ,,at least i think i am.I try and prepare long ahead and i did pretty good this year,with a plus that some of my gifts are handmade.Tree was cut and put ud last saturday when both my grandsons were here as well as son's and daughter in law.I like tree hunting with them each year.The weather here has been ridiculously warm for the past 2 weeks,highs in the 80's and lows in 50's.Tonight all that is suppose to change.The front moves throough and wind is suppose to be blowing from 15-20 mph tomorrow and tomorrow night with low temps.I really feel for the upstates,supposes to be a blizzard for them.

I have been looking around and come up with you a few killer contest and get out there and enter them.There are some really great blogs in blogville so give a look around. Make sure you sign up for the feeds on any you like so you want miss anything.


EASY WORD PRESS--christmas gifts,WIN A PRIZE!

I SOOOOOOOOO want to win this sonic boom alarm clock!
My son is so hard to wake up and he waill be moving out on his own soon,getting married.He and my brother as well are ''night people''.I don't mean they stay out late ,they just have trouble ever falling asleep and then in the morning they are like trying to wake a hibernating bear mid way thru the
When i saw this ,i laughted out loud.I could picture putting that under both their beds and watching them when it went off.Yea,i have a strange sence of humor i am I SO WANT THIS!!!click on the link below and check out all 6 of the coold gizmo's up for grabs,,,

Wanna carry Yoda on your back just like Luke Skywalker did? In return, Yoda will carry your books, laptop, clothes or whatever else you want him to carry.

It even looks cool if you’re a macho biker. The straps are adjustable and sized for adults.

Gift 2 - Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker ((I WANT THIS!!!!!))))

If you have trouble getting up early (like me) you’ll absolutely need this. This alarm clock will wake your entire neighborhood, and shake your bed so violently you’ll have no choice but to get up.

The Sonic Bomb Clock has an adjustable volume alarm with a maximum loudness of 113 decibels (just for reference, a jackhammer is about 100 decibels!) And the bed shaker does just that. Slip it under your mattress and your ears will bleed and your bed will shake, and there is no way you will oversleep.

Gift 3 - Marshmallow Shooter

The best non-lethal way to get even with your work colleagues or family members.

It is easy to fire and reload, making it perfect for quick attacks (or rapid defense). Holds up to 20 mini-marshmallows (I’ll include one pack of them) or you can use the foam pellets provided.

Shoots over 30 feet.
Magazine holds 20 rounds of ammo.
Shoots foam pellets or mini-marshmallows.
5 foam pellets included.
Gift 4 - USB Memory Watch

No time to back up your files? With the USB Memory Watch, you literally do.

This watch shows you the time (duh..) but also lets you store up to 2GB of data into it’s built-in flash memory stick.

Standard USB interface and USB extension cord included
USB 2.0 (read 4MB/s and write 3MB/s)
Sleek design, very lightweight (this is not a bulky watch)
Plug and play, easy operation (appears as a USB mass storage device)
LED indicator light shows device connectivity and data transfer
Operating Systems: Win 98, ME, 2000, XP, Linux 2.4 or higher, Mac OS 8.6 or higher
Shock proof and Anti-static
Water resistant to 20 meters (let USB connector dry before using)
Japanese movement with 3-year battery life
Memory size: 2GB
Weight: 1.5 oz (43 grams)
Dimensions: 1.5″ width x .375″ thick (watch face)
Gift 5 - Spaceman Moppel LED Light

The Space Man Moppel is the perfect buddy for the sci-fi lover. Each foot has two power magnets, so the Space Man can stand in almost any pose, any direction, and any gravity! The arms, legs, and neck are super bendy, too.

One hand is molded to hold a cable or two, and the other is a strong alligator clip for securing notes, thin wires, or anything else your mind can imagine. With a push of the button, your Space Man Moppel’s head will illuminate an area of your workspace in a soft, white, LED glow. And there is nothing as lovely as an LED glow.

How To Win Any of The 5 Gifts Above - Read Carefully

Write a post about our contest. The title should contain the name of the gift you want to win, something like “I Wanna Win The Sonic Boom Alarm Clock” - this helps us determine who wins what.

On your post, link back to our contest page. The correct URL for the link is........

NOW click below to read more and get entered!Just don't get my luck!

EASY WORD PRESS--christmas gifts,WIN A PRIZE!

Freeze 24-7 Contest!
Win Freeze 24-7 Anti-Aging Eye Serum
& Freeze 24-7 Freeze & Go!
I haven’t tried either of these products yet, so the winner of the contest can tell me what he or she thinks! The Eye Serum says it “helps reduce puffiness, fine lines, dark circles, and other signs of aging.” It costs $115. The Freeze & Go “can be used under or over makeup, to fix fine lines, absorb excess oil and brighten skin for a flawless finish.” It costs $65.To win $180 worth of Freeze 24-7 products, just comment on this post with your name and email address (which will only be seen by me) and say you want to enter the contest. The contest ends on Sunday, December 16, 2007. I will randomly pick the winner, and then contact the winner via email.

Make Up Loves Me Contest
makeup loves me contest

head over and chek this out!

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Boston Mamas contest

Boston Mamas -click here now
Many thanks to Braincandy for sending us review copies and to my mama reviewers for these thoughtful comments. Want to win a Braincandy DVD? FIVE WINNERS will receive one of Braincandy’s award-winning DVDs. Here’s how to enter to win:

Visit Braincandy's DVD collection and email with “Boston Mamas Contest” in the subject -- in your email, name one of the Five Senses characters (click on the DVDs in the online collection to learn more about the characters).
One entry permitted per person; US and Canada entrants welcome.

Entry period is between today (November 28) and December 23rd at midnight EST.

Blonde Reviews
blonde reviews!Win a book

Dawn from So a Blonde Walks Into a Review is hosting a fun holiday contest where you can win an autographed copy of Merry Christmas, America! Megawatt Displays Across the USA by Bruce Littlefield along with a vintage, Christmas treasure! Deadline to enter is December 19, so click on over and enter quickly!
Merry Christmas America! Megawatt Displays Across the USA

Bloggy Giveaways!!!!!
rocks in my dryer!BLOGGY GIVEAWAYS

she's got 4 contest going on right now!Enter quickly for your chance!

OFF BEAT HOMES CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
off beat homes-enter contest!

Contest duration: From the time this post goes up until the end of December 31st. I know it’s kind of a long contest but that gives you plenty of time to earn points and then I don’t have to deal with sending prizes during the height of the holiday season — last Christmas, Amazon and a few other places shut down for days and I’m so not going there again. I’ll announce the winners during the first week of January.

Who can win: Anyone except me. I officially disqualify myself. We all know I’d win ;)

How to win: Earn the most points. At the end of this Offbeat contest the three people with the most points will all win a prize.

Leave a comment: Each comment = 1 point.
Blog about this contest at your blog for 10 bonus points. Some of us have one blog and some of us have five plus blogs so to make it fair you can only earn these extra 10 points once. To get the 10 bonus points you just need to make sure to link back to this post.
There are going to be three prizes to choose from. If you’re a winner you can pick whichever one you like. If all three winners want the same thing that’s fine as well. I went with three offbeat-minded items that I personally like that are also easy to send. Hopefully there’s one prize here you’d enjoy.

1) The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes by Daniel D. Chiras
2) A year subscription to Dwell
3) Moxy. I figured it might be cool to include an offbeat kids item as a prize option.
head over and enter!!!! off beat homes-enter contest!
pajama mommy giveaway!

Now you are going to want to know how to enter this contest well there are a few ways we’re allowing you to enter!
As the apartment is being built I got myself thinking about another chair for the apartment that isn’t as heavy as the giant green one and can be easily put away for when we don’t have company, I was fortunate enough to be contacted by the Canopy Chair people for a give away for you guys! This chair is awesome, not only is it easily converted to a “back pack” but it is so portable and super cheap! It is only $39.99
1. Comment on this article telling us your favorite color chair (this will be the one the winner gets)

2. Do a write up on your website of this contest, please do not link directly to the contest but you can link to the Canopy Chair website and tell them to come here for the contest. You just need to make a comment with a link to the post or email it to us!

3. Recommend someone else enter the contest. They just have to use your name in the
THis contest will end December 18th at MIDNIGHT EST.


ENTER THE CONTEST HERE--> pajama mommy giveaway!

little fun little learning!
The winner of this giveaway will receive two products of their choice from Oopsie Dazie. There are two ways to win the prize from Cindy.

1) Leave a comment below telling which product from Oopsie Dazie is your favorite.

2) Install the Little Fun; Little Learning giveaway button on your blog (the code is at the top ....CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE!

little fun little learning!
5 minutes for mom contest
The prize pack we’re giving away includes toys for a range of ages from baby to toddler to preschooler as well as the Mom & Baby Fitness DVD and three different CDs.
I wish Santa could drop off one of these prize packs for each of you… but the great news is that even if you don’t win the whole bag of loot, these toys are well priced and you still have time to get them under your tree.

Here’s a complete list of all the goodies in the prize pack:

Mom & Baby Fitness DVD
Rockin Sing-Alongs CD
Now I Know My ABC’s CD
Sleep Sounds for Mom CD
Garden Counting 1-5 Puzzle
Fruits & Vegetables A-Z
My MP3: Classical Music
Bee Bop Band
Pop Beads
Water Works
Bristle Blocks
Rev & Roll Bus
Petite Painter
If you want to win this prize, simply follow these two steps:

Publish a post on you................
CLICK TO READ MORE! ---->>> 5 minutes for mom contest

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Boston Mamas contest

Boston mammas

Welcome to our December contest in partnership with Tiny Prints. Up for the winning is a $100 gift certificate. This contest closes at midnight, EST December 31, 2007. You may enter this contest once.

STEP 1: Create an account on tinyprints..
click to read more........
Boston mammas

**********************************while you are there!!!

issue is brought to you by Peanut & Beans, purveyor of handmade bibs. Peanut & Beans will gift TWO lucky newsletter subscribers (US entrants welcome) with a bib of their choice from the Peanut & Beans collection. Click here to enter to win this prize; entries must be received by midnight EST Friday, December 21.

And for more goodies, visit us regularly. We've got great daily giveaways lined up for this week!

Best wishes and happy holidays, Christine Koh, Publisher, Boston Mamas
Win A Bib

snow nation!win a pair of goggles

December is a month of giving and we are giving away Smith Triad Goggles to three (3) lucky winners.

Each goggle prize (retail value of $90) will have a separate contest ending at 11:59PM on December 31, 2007.

Listed below are the three contests and instructions on how to enter. Be sure to use a valid email address that you check, because if you win, we will contact you via that email address. Your email address is safe with us and will not be shared or abused in any way.

Contest #1: Enter by making comments on SNOWNATION. here now


Win $25 Cash From The IBD Health Blog
Do you own a blog? If you do, you can enter our contest to win $25 cash. We will award a $25 cash prize on January 1st to one lucky blogger. It’s easy to enter - just follow the rules below.

Baby Jamz Shape Sorter Contest:FROM A MOM'S REVIEW!!!!!

We wanted to give one of you the chance to win one of the toys from the new Baby Jamz toy line to see how well you like it. To enter to win the Baby Jamz Shape Sorter leave a comment on this post telling me you want to win by Sat. Dec. 22nd, 2007
Win a copy of Harry Potter & The Order of Phoenix
Rules: legal US resident, 21+, void where prohibited
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Get your half of People You’ll See In Hell’s December income!

Submissions have been pouring in and we’re very excited to see who we get to announce as the final winner on the first day of the new year.

We’ve never run a contest before, and it’s kind of fun.

You can enter in one of three ways
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BLOG Paradise is hosting its first blog contest - The Christmas Paradise Contest! Up for grabs is a $45 T-Shirt coupon voucher from, where you can get for yourself some beautiful customized T-shirts. We would like to thank our kind sponsors, Kevin aka Zentro, OneBuckWiki Contest Page and FiveDollarWiki Contest Page for providing the prize.

This is a quickie contest which will run for around one week and end on 22nd December 2007 (12:00 A.M., PST) so that we can send you your voucher in time for Christmas.

It is super easy to enter this blog contest and this contest is open worldwide and to both bloggers and non-bloggers alike. All you need to do is to leave a comment on this post (in the comments form) and you get one entry (no spam please)! I love to give options so if you want more entries, you can do the following as well:

click to rad more!
Blog paradise contest
woman wardrobe needs contest!
CONTEST! You will want to check this out! I need one of these soooo badly...good luck!
HARDWARE Handbags wants you to be as big of a fan as I am... and is offering one of you a FREE bag of your choice! Just send an email to me with HARDWARE Handbags in the subject line (sorry, only US and Canadian residents for this contest) before Midnight, December 23rd, 2007 and a winner will be chosen at random. All who participate in the contest will be added to HARDWARE Handbag's mailing list so you will be kept abreast of any new products or promotions happening with the line.
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woman wardrobe needs contest!

~Simply Southern~

Friday, December 14, 2007

Make it,Use it,Love it .DO IT YOURSELF!

I have been experimenting on solar ovens,not the sometimes expensive panels you buy in the store.I knew there had to be a way to make them yourself out of something ordinary,maybe something laying around the house or closeby.
There are a lot of good ideas out there so i am going to include some of these.Some are so easy my 5 year old grandson Billy can help with it.Now you may think ''why would i want to go to the aggravation of making something i have to leave in the yard and wait a few hours for it to get done''?
Here is why!Here in the deep south most of our down time from electricity is from hurricanes,tornado's etc.So is a lot of other areas.In the north would be snow storms and ice,much like what they are having now.If something happens and your electricity and/or gas is disruppted then you are out of ideas.You are still going to get hungry and the kids want to be fed.So on this scenerio would be really cool,if not logical,to know how to do it.GRANTED YOU WOULD NEED SUN ,but typically after the storm,there is sunshine,if only a few hours of it..That's all you'd need.
So that that idea you now find possibly silly or unneeded for a person such as yourself,Now makes you a very wise and prepared person indeed.Chances are everyone will be watching to see how you are getting by without the modern neccessities!Perhaps you were smart and prepared ahead of time..Yes,and what if something even worse happens?what if power were down for an extended time?
A lot of very smart people in high places are saying that there is a very high possibility that just this scenerio will happen in the very near future.An economic collapse.The people in the depression area did not plan for a collapse like that either.Most thought all was well and learning to live more modern.But the thing that differs from then to now is,Most people did still know how to take care of themselves without modern help.NOW THEY DON'T.TOO MANY GENERATIONS HAVE PAST THAT RELY ONLY ON OTHERS.
Worse case scenerio happens ,you at least have made a small step in helping yourself,best case,you can have fun camping and show off your newly acquired skills!
It is a win win situation for you..So come on,indulge yourself and try it!

Simply Southern~Betty R.

Panel solar cookers are the first solar cookers that are truly affordable to the world’s neediest. In 1994, a volunteer group of engineers and solar cooks associated with Solar Cookers International developed and produced the first “panel” cooker, the CooKit. Elegant and deceptively simple looking, it is an affordable, effective and convenient solar cooker. It requires a dark, covered pot and one plastic bag per day or one high-temperature plastic bag per month. With a few hours of sunshine, the CooKit makes tasty meals for 5-6 people at gentle temperatures, cooking food and preserving nutrients without burning or drying out. Larger families use two or more cookers. The CooKit weighs half a kilogram, folds to the size of a big book for easy transport. CooKits are now produced independently in 25 countries from a wide variety of materials at a wholesale cost of $3-7 US. We expect that the new hand-assembled CooKits will outlast the manufactured CooKits which last for two years.

CooKits complement other cooking methods needed at night and on cloudy days. Coming about twenty years after the first efforts to replace open fires with improved cooking stoves, the CooKit uses no fuel at all. The CooKit is both user-friendly and environmentally friendly. Families can save scarce, expensive for when they cannot solar cook and when economically capable, add other, higher cost cooking improvements such as modern biomass, smoke hoods, biogas, or liquefied petroleum gas.
The CooKit folds to be about the size of a large notebook when not in use.The value of CooKits is outlined in the following manner:
Addressing fuelwood scarcities:

Solar cooking one meal a day, three times a week has been proven to reduce fuelwood consumption and related smoke by one third.
The CooKit saves more than four times its value in fuelwood each year. With careful use and storage, a CooKit can be used for two years, reducing fuelwood consumption by two tonnes.
Improving health:

The CooKit can pasteurize household drinking water, making it safe to drink.
The solar cooking process is smokeless, reducing respiratory diseases and eye irritation
Solar cooked foods retain vitamins, nutrients and their natural flavors; there is no smoky taste; the foods cook slowly in their own juices. Nutritious, slow-cooking traditional foods (beans, root crops, and some grains) are restored to the family diet
Clean up is easy as the food never burns or sticks to the cooking pot.
Solar cooks frequently report that the money they save on cooking fuel purchases is used to for many essentials, such as extra food, school supplies, and medical care.
Without having to gather wood or dung, breathe smoke, and tend a fire – all associated with traditional cooking – solar cooking is easy and safe for people with AIDS and other illnesses, the elderly, disabled and young orphans.

Rocks can be used to allow the CooKit to be used under windy conditions.Enhancing household and women’s economic status:

The CooKit represents a new opportunity for women to capitalize on an underserved market and better meet their own cooking energy needs
Solar cooking saves time as there is less need to tend a fire or collect firewood. A person can cook while at work, at the market, or tending crops. Young girls can attend school instead of searching for fuelwood.
Solar energy is free and abundant in many areas of Kenya, providing a safe, clean, healthy supplement to traditional fuels.
Co-developers are Roger Bernard of France and Barbara Kerr of the USA, with work also by Ed Pejack, Jay Campbell, and Bev Blum of Solar Cookers International. Extensive field tests in the USA and in many developing countries confirm its performance, convenience, low cost, acceptance, and adaptability to diverse needs.

Construction plans

Easy plans for making a CooKit
Plans for making a CooKit exactly as Solar Cookers International manufactures them. Start with a big piece of cardboard about 1m x 1.33m (3'x 4'). Cut and fold as shown. The angles and folds shown are best, but small variations are OK.Hints:


To make clean straight folds in cardboard, first make a crease along the line with a blunt edge such as a spoon handle, then fold against a firm straight edge.
Make the slots a little too small and narrow so that they fit snugly to hold up the front panel.
Glue aluminum foil on the side that will form the inside surfaces when the oven is set up for cooking.
To set up, lay panel flat with shiny side up. Fold up front and back parts and fit back corners into the slots in front.
You're ready to cook! Put your food into a dark-colored pot. Then place the pot inside a plastic bag (an oven cooking bag will withstand the heat best). Close the open end of the bag and place pot and bag into the center of the cooker.

You will find more detailed plans in Solar Cookers and more tips and tricks on this one by going to main source loactaed here>>>>>>
solar cooking!CLICK HERE NOW


Haybox Cookery --
What is a haybox? Simply an insulated box used for slow cooking. Haybox cookery saves energy. Hayboxes and solar box cookers go very well together. This tipsheet from the Centre for Alternative Technology shows you how to make one and suggests two easy recipes to start you off.



Another really cool thing i have been looking at is a tipi.Native americans lived in them year round ,of course they were built properly.But all things considered would not be a bad idea to know the basics anyway.The kids would have a blast with it in the back yard,so try on just for fun.This peticular pattern uses pvc for tubing.i personally like using wood.

Backyard or Livingroom Tipi

The whole gang will love this mini tipi that’s perfect for every child's next backyard powwow.

Backyard or Livingroom Tipi


tipi pattern (we used Terrific Teepees, available at
coordinating lining fabric
sewing machine
heavy-duty sewing machine needle
masking tape
measuring tape
five 66-1/2" lengths of 3/4" diameter PVC pipe
five 3/4" PVC end caps
five crutch tips
electrical tape (optional)
acrylic paint and textile medium (optional)

1. Follow the tipi sewing instructions provided with the pattern.

2. To make channels for the tipi poles, you will need to make a French seam. With the lining already stitched to the outside fabric layer at the top and bottom of each panel, lay two panels together, lining sides facing (figure A).

3. Mark and cut the corner, at the bottom of the channel, on a diagonal 2" from the side and 2" from the bottom (figure B).

Make this tent -from DIY NETWORK!


A lot of talk has been going on now about everyone needing to go green,save the enviroment and the likes.I agree.i agree because i just think it makes sence!I know we should all do what we can do to help protect our earth.If we can live cheaper and more self suffcient-i know we should do that.We need to stand on our own two feet whenever possible just like our grandparents did.I assure you a lot less headaches come from that.The energy bills are not as high,gas prices are cut,grocery bills are not so scary and life is just much less stress free.Which by itself is eneough for me to think about it.
Been looking at earth ship homes. another house building method that caught my attention is this. You make a huge pile of soil with your tractor, as big as you want. You lay rebar and pour concrete on your soil dome. You then dig out all of the soil with you tractor and pile it on top of your concrete dome. Plant your garden on top of your house. Interior temp stays stable year round!
Check out these ''earthhomes''! Some are quite basic,others big,beautiful homes.I like this.I am going to try a smaller one.Would be good for food storage and as a storm shelter if built right....The first one is a large home.
earthship home

Here are some more links!
1>> The Earthship Global Website This is the "big daddy" of Earthship websites. It is the homepage for Earthship Biotecture in Toas, New Mexico. These are the folks that have been nuturing the idea for the last 30 years. Tons of information and tons of pictures.

TOUCH THE HEART HOME This is Mike Shealy's llama and tirehouse website. Mike lives in an Earthship not too far from us. If you are looking for a tirehouse designer, I recommend Mike. Right now he's working on a couple of tire-bale houses, check out the drawings on his site!

3>>>>>>>> CHECK IT OUT! New Mexico. A great commentary on the building process. Has great pictures of the outside of Allen and Pat Gooch's "Nest" with interior pictures too.

4>>>>>>>>> THE HUT A hut as a starter project then the building of a Nest. Good Pictures!

Here is a really neat forum with all kinds of cool diy ideas!!! i like this forum...

another really cool diy site..lots of fun things here kids can be involved in!
junk home!

Till tomorrow--"think simple"
Simply Southern~Betty

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
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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
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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
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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!!
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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

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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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