Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve Contest-Giveaways

Happy New Years Eve everyone!!
I hope you have a blessed and healthy year ahead.I am looking forward to it,struggles and all.Finances could be better BUT they could be a whole lot worse!I try to look at it that way and all at once it looks a lot better.The kids are all sick with the flu bug(and me)But this is very cure able with rest and meds..COULD BE A LOT WORSE.So many little ones have problems that are not cureable.Diabetes,cancer,tumors,aids,the list goes on and on.So i am very grateful to God for my blessings.I feel humbled by this..Very dependant on a God and Father that is always there.Always waiting for me to talk to him and let him know my problems,worries,concerns and desires....He has gave me hope and peace in a world that is far from that.He teaches us to give,not take.He shows us to love ,not hate.I may not agree with someone or their lifestyle,but i don't hate the person..You are to love and pray for them.I have found through this that more prayers are answered and more peace comes when peace cant be found...
There are a few things i want to do to the house this year if possible.A little more insulation as i can,windows repaired,bathroom finished.That would be nice,,lol,,I have got to get my car fixed ,having one vehicle is rough when it is gone most of the time.I am praying for high speed ..dial up is awful..yea i am still in pre historic dial up mode i am afraid.I live in a rural area that has no access to high speed other that satellite and i just have not broke down and spent the extra money each month yet,,but maybe this year.We shall see...
Rita and the 3 grand babies got moved into their apartment,Darrell and Julie and other grand baby just moved out into theirs.The house seems eerily quiet .only Zack,16 year old ,here now.I have cut down to 1 dog,great Pyrenees,just too expensive to keep the others.I am down to 3 chickens,7 ducks and the squirrels in the back my friend...The older i get the easier i think i want it.Hubby went hunting at day break,no meat but he is watching one.I do like deer meat and it cuts down on grocery cost as well.
I am going to begin this year again,lord wills,to make handmade items again maybe sell on etsy.I enjoy this and it does add up during the months to have a little more cash.I have a neighbors home i clean at 100.00 a month.I also do surveys here and there and enter contest/giveaways here in bloggville!I was able to add about 20 presents to family with the winnings this year!From lands end shoes,dvds,books,dolls,toys,games,journals,pens,dishes,pictures,even a play pen for charlie!So i do recommend entering,sure was a blessing to me and i do appreciate each and every blogger that puts these contest on.A BIG THANK YOU and yes!!!I pray for the works of my hands doing contest too.. ;) recommend as well.....

Happy New Year Everyone and may God Bless Us All!!!!

Betty Rood~Simply Southern
Searching for Paradise In God,Grand kids,firefly's and whippoorwills



momgiveaways has a huge list of contest and giveaways from around the blog!Updated regularly...
From Once Upon A qpon!
she has at least 1 envelope with about 50 coupons to give away! To enter this giveaway please look around the site and tell her what you like the best(other than giveaways!), and one thing you would change.
This giveaway will end Jan.4, 2009.
the 6 days of giving are going on,enter all the contest!
forgetfulone has a can of pledge up for grabs!Free cleaning supplies..yippeee..i can always use this!giving away one large bottle of Pledge Natural Beauty to one lucky reader!
Please leave a comment on this post no later than 11:59 CST, December 31, 2008. You get to be my first product winner for 2009!

naturalmomstalkradio has a Organic cotton baby t shirt by Mermapillar, size 6-12 months to give away! ends today.
craftstylish Ultimate Sewing Room! ends today.
onceuponaqpon Tan-Tastic Tangrams! a reproducible workbook with popout pieces in the back to use. ends today.
susannahbananaboutique win a 25.00 gc to paper shout!!!ends tomorrow

helpfulhallies has a 3-book Series for the little girl in you life from The Cupcakes Club ,hurry ends tomorrow.

also from helpfulhallies
check this out!time to relax and support a great cause!
Humanitas Wines Giveaway
Giveaway: Taste The Flavor of Wines From Humanitas Wines
In a joint effort to celebrate the re-launch of Mighty Miracle Mist and have some relaxing fun during this stressful Holiday time, Helpful Hallie's and CreateChatter Marketing & PR bring to you several fun website "Hunts"! The "Hunts" will include websites that may or may not be known to you, but deserve to be noticed! All of the websites are family-friendly and range from keeping you organized to helping out a great charity.
So... I know you are excited, so let's get started!
Humanitas Wines Giveaway
This wonderful giveaway definitely has the the over 21 crowd in mind - especially Moms & Dads since the Holiday season is coming to a close. Thank you to Bin Ends Wine for coordinating this giveaway with Humanitas Wines - a package of four wonderful wines made with care in mind.
Humantias Wines
(Value: $92.00)
Sauvignon Blanc
Cabernet Sauvignon
inot Noir
Humanitas is a unique winery with a very compelling story. Simply we make wine, sell it, and give the profits to charity!

Specifically, the profits go to find solutions to three very primary issues -- hunger, affordable housing and illiteracy -- and we've chosen America's Second Harvest, Habitat for Humanity and Reading is Fundamental as our primary charities. However, we try to support whatever charity best addresses these issues community by community.

humanitaswines click here to read more about them!
helpfulhallies while you are there win Win A wonderful set of spa products from Touch'd

win sticklers!Sticklers also makes a glaze pen. The glaze pen can be used to decorate CD's cards, photo albums, and so much more. Sakura, the company the created the Souffle and Glaze pen, is so excited about these products that they want you to try them out too. Ten lucky winners will each receive one Sticklers kit.

savinsome and The creator of Creation By Design is generously giving away five packs of cards. (Five winners will receive one pack of cards). To enter the giveaway visit
;;;also while there enter to win these nice contest too!!!
1>One lucky reader will win two sets of Ficklets.
2>One lucky reader will win a Wett Giggles product of their very own.
3.If you read her review here, you know that the Audio Recorder 2.0 and VHS to DVD are some really neat and handy items to have. One lucky reader will get one of each. .
blessedbarnharts see-kai-run-review-and-giveaway!ends jan 7th
mother-2-mother We have a copy of this wonderful DVD and a bonus CD for one of our readers..Swingset Mamas DVD Give Away .ends January 31, 2009.
wishingwillow-win a print!

If you have not tried Dollar Surveys yet, now is the time to do it when everyone can use extra money! Dollar Surveys pays you $1 per survey and it goes directly into your Paypal account. Yes, I have been paid and even though it is only $1, I appreciate any money being deposited into my Paypal account.
this is legit!!!!make sure you have a paypal account and use the correct email addy or you will not get paid!!!
betty r
Contesting Monday
mylifesahoot Train Case & Makeup Samples Giveaway!ends midnight tonight! hurry
Feels like home
feelslikehomeblog is giving away (what i want!)two Nintendo DS games. The Family Review Network and The Game Factory are giving away two Nintendo DS games - Zenses Ocean & Zenses Rainforest - to one lucky Feels like Home reader!ends jan 5th!

sassyfrazz is giving away the new Balance for Children homeopathic beverage~ an Australian flower-powered spring water!Black-Eyed Susan-Helps with focus and concentration and channelling of energy.
Crowea-Calms and helps with worry. Has a centering affect.
Bush Fuchsia-Balances the right-left hemispheres between being creative and analytic during the course of the day.
Paw-Paw-Helps prevent feeling overwhelmed. Also helps with digestion.
Would you like to win a 6-pack of Balance for Children???

bonggafinds has up for grabs the hottest thing to my billy and kolby since spiderman!!!i want it for them..On this last day of 2008, giving away an activity cd featuring one of my kids' favorite movies of 2008, Kung Fu Panda. Two winners will each receive a Panda-monium activity cd from HP. Each is filled with Kung Fu panda activities that you can print out and keep your kids engaged with:

Panda-monium music video
Photo/print projects
Frames and cards
Labels and stickers
Ringtones, screensavers and more.The contest ends at midnight PST on January 11, 2009
bonggafinds-win a disney mug!
bonggafinds=Today I'm giving away a Disney Photo Calendar (value $24.99)! One lucky reader will receive a coupon code redeemable for a Disney Photo Calendar on Disney Photopass (expires 1/31/09). contest ends jan 9th!
bonggafinds is giving away a Curly Qs Twinkle and Twirl Curl kit (value $55). One lucky commenter will win this gift package which includes their Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream, Coconut Dream Conditioner, Moist Curls Moisturizer, Curly Q Milkshake and Radiant Ringlets. I reviewed their kids' haircare line recently and we've found that they are really great at taming and moisturizing your child's curly or wavy hair! The contest ends at midnight PST on January 7, 2009...
check this out!Today BonggaFinds is giving away a Leapfrog Didj to one lucky reader. And I do mean lucky, because my kids really love them some Didj. It's Leapster's latest and greatest toy, fusing learning and gaming. Just like the Leapster2, (I like to think of the Leapster2 as the Didj's younger sibling) , kids can play games featuring popular characters. The games incorporate math, reading and spelling, and parents can check on their kids' learning progress via the Leapfrog Learning Path.
sevendogsandababy has a cool contest for the kids!she has three copies of Transformers Energon : The Ultimate Collection to give away to our readers!hurry!contest will end Jan 15th at midnight!
Seven Dogs and a Baby
sevendogsandababyalso has three copies of The Duchess to give away to her readers!
and check this out!!!kolby and billy would scream!she has three copies of both Power Rangers Jungle Fury dvds to give to her readers!
while you are there make sure you also enter these contest!!!!
>>>Oh duffel bag oh duffel bag! win it!(jan 15)
>>Briarpatch has been cool enough to give us one copy of Thomas Great Race to give away to one lucky it!!!(jan 15)
>>>a copy of Call of Duty World at War for the Nintendo Wii to give away to one lucky winner!ends jan 15th!
>>>the 1950s version of The Day The Earth Stood Still ,she has three copies to give away to some lucky readers!
>>One lucky reader will get all three-Madagascar -Kung Fu Panda with The Secrets of the Furious Five -shrek!!!!


more later!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday ramblngs ~Contest/Giveaways

Hi readers and thanks for stopping by.Take a moment to leave a comment ,say hello.I will repay the visit...Thanks guys for the emails as well..I enjoy reading them.
Here are a few contest from around bloggville.Good luck ,let me know you entered as well..')

God Bless~
Betty R~Simply Southern
Hunting paradise in God,Grandkids ,Whippoorwills and Fireflys
Emergen-C Kidz Supplement Giveaway--WIN A BOX!
Alacer Corp., maker of the popular vitamin fizzy drink mix, Emergen-C, has announced the latest addition to their family of products, the NEW Emergen-C Kidz contains a whopping 24 essential nutrients, including more immune-boosting vitamin C than the leading brand and choline, to support healthy brain function. It also has 500mg of Vitamin C to help kids stay healthy year round and has no artificial flavors!

To ensure this fruity, mouth-watering vitamin formula is the best-tasting product on the market, Alacer Corp. went straight to the source. Kids influenced every aspect of the product development from tasting to naming and even package design. There were over 100 kids from across the nation that participated in selecting their favorite flavors. The final packaging incorporates design elements from each winner.

Emergen-C Kidz is so fun, fizzy and delicious, kids won’t even know it’s good for them! Designed for kids by kids, Emergen-C Kidz is perfect to toss in a lunch box or serve up as an after-school refreshment. Kids love to mix it up, watch it fizz up and gulp it down!

WIN IT : We are giving away one box of EmergenC-Kidz with flavour of choice (choose from Strawnanaberry Blast, Orange Pineapple Explosion and Cherry Yumberry) to three lucky readers.

Giveaway closes on 5th Jan 2009. Winners will be drawn using the number generator.
Giveaway closes on 5th Jan 2009 parentreviewers-CLICKY HERE

here is your chance to win one copy of the Why Dragonfly? DVD . one lucky Dirty Shirt Reader will win!!!This is a great looking dvd for the kids or the kid in us..check it out!whydragonfly is the sponsor!
contest ends jan 10th..make sure you enter the other contest there as well..
Head over to the thedirtytshirt now!Remember to right click to remain here,

MomsTakeonThings HAS a Review and Giveaway going!: Clorox 2!! win it..who doesn't need clorox?I use it all the time so yes,I ENTERED!!!!

make sure you enter the 50.oo gift code to ends tomorrow! contest!


threepsinapod has some nice contest going on--
win a StrollAway, retail value $39.99(enter by January 9th).
Mom Blogs
The Audéo Perfect Fit Earphones come with three different size ear tips, allowing even the smallest of ears a comfortable fit. The earphones fit so well that your child could be dancing around the house and they won't fall out!

The best part? Ok, yes they are stylish and pack into their own carrying case, but they also come with six easy-to-replace audio filters. Finally moms can control the level at which that music is entering those sensitive little ears! Even with the strongest filters, the earphones still produce a crisp and clear sound.

5minutesforgiveaways win Audéo Perfect Fit Earphones-endsJanuary 2nd.
5minutesforgiveaways win all 3!!!Zenses: Rainforest Edition,Zenses: Ocean Edition and Build-A-Bear Workshop: A Friend Fur All Seasons from Game Factory!!!ends January 2nd
while you are there make sure to enter these contest at 5 minutes also!!!
either an Oral-B® Pulsonic® electric toothbrush or an Oral-B® Triumph® electric toothbrush (enter by January 2nd)
sweet pea cakes
$30 gift certificate from The Children’s Place (enter by January 2nd
a Ride kit from Ridemakerz® (enter by January 2nd),
three SmokeStoppers® (enter by January 3rd),
two $50 gift certificates to Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc. (enter by January 3rd)
Mom Blogs

afroginmysoup is giving 5 lucky readers a chance to get this.. 5 Sinupret for Kids gift packs that include:

a sample of Sinupret
a copy of Dr. Sears’ book, The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood
Children’s Yellow Binoculars
Activity books
Sinupret Stickers
go now!ends tonight

Mom kills Child on Christmas Eve

Good afternoon readers~
I was checking out some news's stories and of course here is another crazy parent story.This ''woman'' kills her child on Christmas eve because''finances are bad''..PLEASE...CRY US A RIVER!!!!
At what point in our nation are we going to put a stop to this kind of brutal nonsense.This is merely an excuse to kill her child.Then use insanity...Lets bring back the automatic death sentence to people like this and this hell will stop.If people know they will be killed if they hurt babies,90% would stop immediately and they would either be a parent like they should or give their baby to someone who would love it and take care of it.I am sorry if i offend anyone but i have saw the needless slaughter of our nations babies and kids until i am sooooooo sick of it.Everyone has hard times,some more than others.But it is never a reason to murder your family or others.Especially little children that think you are their protector.Anyway here is the gruesome story...

May God Forgive Us All And Our Nation
BettyR~Simply Southern
Looking for Paradise in God,Grand kids ,whippoorwills and fireflys

Police in Port St. Lucie Florida arrested Eryn Allegra in the suffocation death of her 8-year-old son.

She claims that she had been having financial troubles and didn’t want to leave her son alone if she committed suicide. She gave her son 8 Advil to put him to sleep and then smothered him with a pillow. Conveniently when she tried to cut her wrists the razor blades were too dull. Then she called 911. I wonder if she also tried across the street and not down the road.

I get the feeling that Alegra was not serious about killing herself.

But let’s get back to the heart of the matter. Everyone has financial troubles. That’s just the way the economy is right now. What makes you so special that your financial problems require to kill your own son on Christmas?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Contest/Giveaways in Blogville!

Found a few more to add to sundays posting.I wish you all luck.Please remember to right click on link's to remain here and please,if you have a moment say hello!I'll return the visit and do know tha entering contest can become addicting don't you?? ;0 What a sweet addiction.;)

Betty R~Simply Southern

''Looking for paradise through God,grandkids,fireflys and whiporwills!''
''For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.''

an island review Thanks to The game factory and family review network , island life has both the Zenses Ocean and Zenses Rainforest for Nintendo DS to give away to one lucky winner! To enter:click above .ends jan 5th

An Island Life

Enjoy all of the beloved fairy tale with the official Princess Bride Game which combines spectacular animation with the best of casual, narrative and adventure games all based on the classic hit movie.” contest ends jan ?

Win it! islandlife808-clicky now and win the princess bride game

Bloggers,take a moment to check out Sassafras Enterprises !Shop for home and kids.
Sassafras History
Like many small businesses, Sassafras started out of the home. Back in 1977, the company was born with the introduction of a Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza Kit. This kit was the first one for pizza marketed directly to the consumer. Before that time, if one made pizza at home, they had to use a cake pan! This humble product sowed the seeds for what would become a company dedicated to the development of innovative, well-designed products for the home, with an emphasis on kids.

Currently we have the best selection of kids baking products on the market. This category began with the Kids Pizza Making Kit. Now, Sassafras offers a wide range of baking kits as well as softgoods, tool kits and a silicone baking kit. All of our food products are gourmet-quality and U.S. made with an emphasis on great taste and ease of preparation. We believe strongly that there is a resurgence in home cooking and kids are leading the way!

tarasviewoftheworld Nature’s Inventory Wellness Oils ends Dec 29 th!

tarasviewonbooks-win a copy of we-take-this-man ends January 9th
tarasviewonbooks-win a book!Love and Other Natural Disasters=ends January 14th

all because 2 people fell in love also has a Zenses Nintendo DS Game up for grabs!hurry ends Dec 30

make sure you enter these as well on site!
Germy Wormys (Ends 12/31)
Polar Sports Game (Ends 1/1)
Classy Kids Products (Ends 1/2)
Head out to Sandier Pastures WIN The thelittletravellers DVD !ENDS DEC.31ST

HEY LOOK!tHE KIDS WOULD LOVE THIS..big kids a 30ct. box of Personalized Fruit Roll Ups ends jan 9th
WANTED TO MENTION AS WELL---I visited a site just before christmas for the sportsmen in my family.The shirts i ordered arrived in 2 days and these are supurb!All 3 of them were welcomed by he recipiants .I have nothing but high remarks for .And another super thing is,the cost is a mere 4 bucks each!These are high quality shirts.So go by ,look around and pick up a few.and right now,Special Close-Out Pricing!
Free Shipping on Orders of Three or More! We Need to Make Room for New Inventory!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ and sponsor colormehouse are having an awesome giveaway for our little ones! they have generously offered to give away TWO of her forts! Yes, I said TWO! TWO Jolly Mom readers will be receiving their choice of either a Color Me House or a Color Me Rocket!! Woot!these are just too to win this for billy and kolby! This contest will end January 5th, 2009 at 11:59 PM EST and winners will be announced on January 6th
Make Something Monday

Jolly Mom also has up for grabs a gift basket from boogiewipes ends January 7th

jolly mom -win a Rakkiddo in your choice of either pink or blue! jan 5th deadline

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Contest/Giveaways -another Sunday in the South..

Morning friends,

hope your weekend is going good and happy Lords day..
The boys have caught this old mess going around.Stuffy noses,croupy cough and now little summer has caught it.Rita Say's their Dr. told her that a lot of kids had pneumonia in town stemming from this so she has an app. in morning to take all 3 to let him check them.
I would like to say thank you to the blogs i have entered contest on and a big thanks to the ones i have won!Maybe i will list these next blogs and add links to their sites so you may visit.There are a lot of contest here in bloggville and they are fun.I really only enter the ones i really could use ,or family member or friend,and leave the others for folks that need them.Does you no good to get things to gather dust leave them for others.Be nice.And don't just visit for contest and leave,look around their blogs and say hello.Subscribe to a reader or email newsletter,keep in more note.if you are not going to try and check back with them to see who won or at least check your email ,you are wasting your time entering!That is the only way they have to get in touch with you if you won to get your address.So keep that in mind when you enter...
Rain moving in today,i do not wash on Sunday,so i do hope sunshine appears tomorrow ,i have to wash some clothes.These cloudy,rainy damp days are rough trying to get clothes dry for everyone.
I will be adding more contest/giveaways this evening so check back..

God Bless Us All...

Betty R.~Simply Southern

TAN-TASTIC TANGRAMS! (Tangram pieces pop out of the back page flap: inside you'll find perplexing puzzle shapes, printed full-size so that you can test solutions, rearrange pieces, and solve the puzzle!!) The publisher also grants rights to reproduce up to 100 copies of any part of the book for classroom purposes.
There are two ways to enter this giveaway:

She also has 2 other giveaways going so make sure you look at all of them=6-days-of-giveaways
While you are there print you some coupons!
onceuponaqpon-day 3 contest link! This giveaway is a book called Practice Makes Perfect, Vocabulary-Grade 6.


LTDChix Review and Contest!! win one of these cool tshirts for mom!!
nursemommy check back on site to see who won!!! link on top of page.

Nurse Mommy

nursemommy win a HOOVER FloorMate SpinScrub Widepath- Ends on 1/1/09 10PM EST
asimplewalk enter the precious girls giveaway!ends Monday, Dec. 29th.
parent reviewers win pzi jeans!!2nd January 2008 ends

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Courtesy of Little First Act Discovery I have an adorable toy to giveaway to one lucky Dirty Shirt reader. It is the Shake & Stack Instruments toy for ages 6 months and up.

This giveaway will run through midnight on January 10, with winner being announced the morning of the January 11, 2009.
berriesweetpickswho wants to get fiddled???I DO!!!
So *shuffling feet*, who might wanna maybe win a chance at a $50 gift certicate to get one of your own photos fiddled like berry sweet did? The 12" X 18: stretched canvas she got is priced at $59.95, and is perfectly sized for your home, so this is a great giveaway to try for! (Thank you, photofiddle I do want to win son darrells dad died when i was pregnant with him,he never saw his dad.I have a picture i ''fixed'' with him and his dad together a few years ago(darrell is 27 now).I would love to win this and get it to my son!It would be wonderful .you must check back here to find out if you won!!!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
To enter, visit Photo Fiddle's site and then leave me a comment telling me which artistic style you would choose

while you are there ,enter the berriesweetpicks baby legs contest
frugalmommyof2girls .do you want to win a dress from Layers Clothing?then click above!!!ends jan 2nd
somethingsnappee .Do you ever just want to find some place in which to lose yourself? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to get away from the stress in our lives and hide for awhile? Well now thanks to Game Factory Games you can do just that,And thanks to the Family Review Network along with Game Factory Games I get to offer a great package to one lucky reader! You will receive BOTH the Rainforest and Ocean Zenses games for your Nintendo DS™.click above-ends jan 2nd!

familyreviewnetwork want another chance at one of these wonderful ds games????Thanks to The Game Factory we have both the Zenses Ocean and Zenses Rainforest for Nintendo DS to give away to one lucky winner! then click above at family review!!!

threepsinapod another chance at one of these cool sences games!

''For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.''

Friday, December 26, 2008

After Christmas Sales-contest-giveaway

Morning readers,
(contest and giveaways added at bottom-remember to right click to remain on this page).
Are you shopping today?There are a lot of sales out there to find!A lot of times i buy for next year.If you have a little extra money i encourage this.It will cut down on stress later on.Frugal shopping,sales,contest and giveaways through the year,thrift stores and such.
Hope you had a wonderful christmas!My family had a really nice day ,thank God.We got up at day break and went to rita and the kids to be there when they woke up,adding our goodies as got up running a fever bless his heart.We gave him some meds and in about 15 minutes he was ready to rip.We have been passing a cold around in the family this week.He ,kolby and summer had a ball with santa and christmas.Pics are on my previous blog if you'd like to see.Back at home then us,darrell,julie,charlie mae and zack opened up presents.Then again we had a wonderful time.Afterwards we all met up at moms with food and had a family christmas dinner.Everyone was able to be there this year and had we had the 5 little ones 6 and under.We all had a great meeting together with prayer before lunch.Then of course it was time to come home and came back with us (no surprise there ;) )This is home to him. Blessed hopes and prayers for all of you this christmas season...

I do encourage each of you whom have not already started to try and be as frugal as you can at times you can.Recycle and reuse.Keep thermostats at 72 to cut down on electric bills and lower the temp on hot water heaters,Do what you can do to conserve and save.Pay close attention to gas prices. I do see them to slowly continue rising now.Clip coupons these will help you and your family.Buy american products and local items of what u can,helping stimulate our usa economy and local towns as well.Shop and support your ''mom and pop '' places also.Buy safe handmade products.There is most everything you can need for the little ones being sold now that are handmade and made with care,the way it once was here!!!!
If you like ,click on my follow button on the side,i would appreciate it.Very soon i will begin my reviews on this blog as well as my own giveaways..
Have a great day and weekend ahead..God bless and be safe..

Betty~Simply Southern

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++contest and giveaways+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

frugalmommyof2girls-Funky Monkey Snacks ~ Giveaway

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry christmas-family pictures-contest-giveaway

I HOPE IT IS BLESSED,MERRY AND BRIGHT.I also hope you remembered the reason for this day.Jesus Christ.Without him,i would have no peace in this world.He has blessed us this year as well as many others,not just monetary wise,but everything we need..I give him all the glory.I wanted to share our christmas with you.From my family in alabama to yours!

contest added on bottom..

Betty Rood~Simply Southern

Kolby gets what he wanted!paw helps put on red power ranger helmet!

Daughter Rita,Grandsons Billy and Kolby,Granddaughter Summer!

Our youngest grandchild,Summer,age 6 mos..Little Auburn fan.

Son Darrell,wife Julie,and Granddaughter Charlize mae-age 7 mos.

granddaughter charlie mae and auntie rita!

Is summer not just too cute here?Right before church

From left-Billy(6),summer(6 mos)rita(26)and kolby(3)--mom and babies

grandson Billy(6)-he gets a bb gun!Top grades earned him that.everything else was learning tools..he is soooo smart..learning spanish too.

Here is what my hubby and son do when not on the 9-5 job,,lol .they are in a band called StraightJacket 4 can fin them on myspace!They are very good.son sings and plays bass and hubby on lead guitar. to a few songs and leave some feedback,tell them betty sent u by

++++++++++++++++++++++CONTEST=GIVEAWAYS TO ENTER!!+++++GOOD LUCK!+++++++++++++

colleenstearns-LIVIN LIFE ONE DAY AT A TIME-
Win A warmmouse from warm mouse and colleestearns.just a few things that it would help!
improves circulation in your hand, fingers, thumb and fingertips. As natural infrared rays are gently emitted, reflected and refracted in the soft tissues of your fingers and hands, cellular functioning is enhanced. This amazing process can help to reverse damage done from overworked joints.
One living life one day at a time reader will win a Golla laptop sleeve. contests ends Wednesday, December 31.
Robin of TG Sacks has offered one living life one day at a time reader a chance to win a TG Sack *Enter by 9pm (EST) on Wednesday, December 31.

Monday, December 22, 2008

global warming,toxins water,contest,giveaways

Mornng readers...
remember contest and giveaways at bottom,please right click to remain on this page..
I think it is cold all over the usa! Even here in the deep south a dep frost covers the ground and i saw last night on tv where there was a killing frost warning down into florida..Not bad for the first day of winter.. ;)
what happened to global warming?A lot of that i do not buy into anyway.Some things just occur naturally,and that is one of them.Scientist have prooven it.Now i do agree with doing evrything we can to protect our earth,heck we live is a gift of god,so we protect it. putting chemicals and trash in our water systems and oceans,shooting chemicals into the sky trying to change weather patterns,spraying toxins(that last in the ground 5 years)on weeds on right of ways,making bridges out of wood covered by poisionous protectants(that have warning labels on them not for use in water!),making kid clothing and eating utensils out of poisions ,high levels of toxins in kids meds,lead in toys,i could go on and on...These are serious matters that we as a people should never let lay silent.These are going on all around us.These are things that we only hear about when it is too late for some..Just the other day we were down in florala,there was a line of people over at the old national guard armory .My son was going into the post office and inquired to her what was going on over there.These people were waiting for a settlement check from a company because a few years earlier they had found that a cancer causing chemical had been leaked into their water system in lockahart!!!!!!Was that all in the news???NO..Was the nearby cities that also would be infected in that list?NO!!!!just 2 miles away.......only the ones at their''ground zero''.This is everywhere people...One more reason i am glad i have well water still and ,No ,i have no plans on changing that....
I hope your week goes well and your christmas blessed and warm..god bless you and always remember the reason for the season...the first 6 letters of christmas tell you..JESUS CHRIST!!!!

Betty R.~Simply Southern
whipporwills,grandkids and fireflys

nursemommy07-This is a contest for the Cricket and Monkey diaper clutch

nurse mommy_Wild Dill has just agreed to give one of my lucky readers a Maple Landmark Starter Train Set

Win a Hoover FloorMate SpinScrub Widepath!!!"get it at nurse mommy!
chicshopperchick-Hasbro Toys has generously offered one lucky Chic Shopper Chick reader the chance to win a RC Scootaloo on the Go of their very own, or to give as a gift! ends dec 22nd! tonight
she has more contest on site-enter them all..

click above for all her goodies!
more added later today...

Saturday, December 20, 2008


one project closer is giving away something i soooooo want to win! up for giveaway is a DeWALT 59″ Track Saw Combo Kit (DWS520SK).

My dining room and bathroom are still in need of work that started last easter! yes that is true!If i had this i could finish it myself and make a happy woman out of me..;)
This saw is valued at $500.00 .DeWALT, the leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, is releasing their much-anticipated Corded and Cordless TrackSaws to the US market this year! The TrackSaws provide new option to woodworkers, home remodelers, home improvement enthusiast and anyone whose interested in looking for a portable tool to make straight, splinter-free, precise cuts.

The Dewalt Tracksaw is essentially a table saw replacement. It provides the same precision as a table saw, but at less than 20 lbs. is extremely portable. This tool is a must have for woodworkers and furniture/cabinet builders.

Where to Buy the
Dewalt Track Saw/ those that don’t win our contest, the Dewalt Track Saw is available at a variety of stores, and online. Amazon’s partner CPO DeWALT ships this item for only $9.95, and Amazon doesn’t charge sales tax in most places. Here’s the links:

Dewalt 59″ Track Saw Combo Kit
All Dewalt Track Saws & Kits Available at Amazon
What You Get in this Giveaway
One winner of this giveaway will receive a DeWALT 59″ Track Saw Kit & Clips delivered right to their front door - a $500 value!

How to Enter this Giveaway
There are three ways to enter the contest each month. In fact, you might already be entered into the contest and not even know it! Here’s how to maximize your chances of winning:

Giveaway Deadline
This giveaway ends at 11:59pm, EDT on January 5, 2008. We’ll promptly select a winner and mail the unit directly to you (U.S. and Canada only).



weekend ramblings and contest-giveaways

Happy saturday Readers!!!
I hope your christmas shopping is done,if not you shall be dealing with a lot of shopping frenzies everwhere you i try not to have to do that when possible.When it gets crazy,i am ready to runnnnnnnnnnn...
I think i have most all the presents wrapped now,hopefully,and tomorrow i will be cooking for sunday dinner at church.We have our christmas sermon,lunch and present exchange then,i always enjoy christmas there.This year we have 5 kids under 6 that will be having christmas with us so that is great.Yea ,i belong to a small rural church.Most of the families have went on to the local church's in town ,closer to drive.It is a beautiful church and the people are all like family.I grew up in there,and i guess one day i will be laid to rest there if the good lord don't come first.Has 3 large sygamore trees in the back yard and cedars in the drive.Blueberry trees stand at the front doors where kids have eaten off them for generations..The church was funded in 1875 ,i think that is right,and so pretty in white and an old tin roof.The walls and floors are pine,and the pine benches with red velvet seats.It is a pretty place for the lord i hope.
Anyway i do hope you will all be safe this holiday season...

May God Bless Us All..The real meaning of Christmas can be found in the first 6 letters!!!!

Betty Rood~Simply Southern

win 100 Boxes of Ferrero Chocolates! !!!!!!! check this out and more over at islandlife808
Ferrero Chocolates, one of the largest confectionery companies and a leader in the premium chocolate category, is fighting world hunger for the second year in a row through through their proud partnership with Share Our Strength, a national organization working to ensure that no child in America grows up hungry.
Through this campaign, Ferrero Chocolates has donated a lump sum of $150,000 and continues to make donations on behalf of consumers who get involved through their share something sweet campaign. Here you’ll be able to share sweet messages via free customizable e-cards with all your family and friends. For each message sent, Ferrero will donate an additional $1, up to $10,000!

And if that’s not enough, for every person that joins the Ferrero’s Facebook page , “Ferrero Lovers Unite,” Ferrero will donate another $1 to Share Our Strength (up to $1,000)!

So stop by Share Something Sweet, send a free message to a loved one and help wipe out hunger all at the same time! It doesn’t cost you a thing and will go a long way to helping those in need.

Win it!


The great people over at kutoka have offered me a extra copy to give to one of my readers. If you would like to experience the world of Didi & Ditto with your child then enter to win this copy, you and your child will have fun. Rules are below:

frugal mommy of 2 girls giveaway from beeswork
.beeswork is sponsoring this great giveaway for 2 lucky readersof frugal mommy.

Each winner will win:
~ Baby Gold Slicing Soap Bar 16oz
~ Herbal Salve 1oz

Rattled Organic Baby Clothes has sponsored this Giveaway.......Rattled has generously offered to give one Mudpies and Mary Janes reader an outfit of their choice (top, pant and hat). To enter, just visit the Rattled website and take a look at their fantastic clothing. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which color(s) you would choose if you won. This giveaway ends on 12/30/08.

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you can win a $25 Gift Certificate to Quote the Walls

Lily Organics has offered a $50 gift basket to one of my readers!! To enter simply post a comment
the giveawayhas a Inglesina Club High Chair to Giveaway!right click above.


momgenerations. =win TWO 2-Packs of dropps biodegradable, phosphate-free, chlorine-free and NPE-free laundry detergent (which will cover 4 loads of laundry)!plus 6 other chances to win!go see
christianpf has a contest, he’s giving away an iPod Nano, iPod shuffle, audiobook, paper book, tax software, budget software and cooking utensils..Make sure you you make mention of it and comment on this post with the link by Monday December 29th at 11:59pm CST.
he will pick the winners using
Check back on Tuesday December 30th. announce the winners on that day! +++++++++

This is the final week of giveaways. This means that NEXT week in addition to the two product winners we will also be drawing the winner of the MEGA GIVEAWAY - for The FULL ENSEMBLE of Awakening Mineral Therapies Products.hurry and enter!Friday, January 2, 2009 and notified via e-mail. Winner has 72 hours to respond.
There's a pretty glass pendant crafted by Jennie which is to be given out to a lucky winner.Contest ends on Dec 30th, 2008.

pghcraftcollective-right click now!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Its almost christmas-contest giveaways

Good morning readers!Merry Christmas to your family from me here in Alabama..I was looking over at the old farmers almanac(love it!) and they had some wood ideas for those of us who use wood for heat or partial heating.Most know some of this but it is still very useful info for those maybe who have just begun using wood.I love my fireplace and every one that visits just has to go stand in front of the fire.Kids love to seat themselves a few feet in front of it when in the living room.Why?Not sure but i use to do it feels good i guess.heat security ;)Will be adding a few contest at the bottom during the day as i can,Good luck to all.
Hope your day is going well and your week as well..

Merry Christmas and may God bless us all.
Betty R ~Simply Southern

what happened on this day- December 16, 1811?
An earthquake near New Madrid, Missouri, changed the course of the Mississippi River.

For success in making your roast as tender and juicy as possible, remember this:
• Do not salt the exterior flesh of the roast as salt draws the juices to the surface; salt when served.
• Let the roast stand for at least 20 minutes before you carve it to allow flesh to reabsorb the juices.
With the economic and weather forecasts, here are helpful hints on using wood for heat:

* A cord of wood is a pile of logs 4 feet wide by 4 feet high by 8 feet long.

* One cord provides heat equivalent to that produced by burning 200 to 250 gallons of oil.

* To avoid insect pests, never store firewood on the ground touching your house.

* Burn only seasoned wood (seasoned logs seem light in weight and have dark ends with cracks or splits).

* Wood-burning stoves are three times more efficient than standard fireplaces.

* Find out which hardwood will give you the best heat value!

Wood warms you thrice—when you chop it, when you stack it, when you burn it.
you will pay more for these hardwoods, but you will get more heat for your dollar.

* Ash, white
* Beech
* Birch, yellow
* Hickory, shagbark
* Hop hornbeam
* Locust, black
* Maple, sugar
* Oak, red
* Oak, white

thriftyjinxy.right click

win a Seagate FreeAgent Portable External Hard Drive - Review & Giveaway
they store, protect, manage and secure boatloads of digital content and entertainment, including music, games, photos, videos and files. They’re packed full of functionality and look great too: Seagate recently revamped the drives with new, splashy colors, super compact form factors, and management features that will wow even the most jaded digirati on your gift list.
Thrifty Jinxy

everything up close and howicks has this contest going on until dec 23rd.
Have you ever wished you could find a candle that reminded you of something? Or, a favorite smell you have never been able to find in candle form? I found this innovative company called Hotwicks that does just that! Hotwicks carries numerous ‘interesting’ smelling candles that are really quite unique. Some of Hotwicks scents may be smells that you could imagine in a candle, whereas others might be ones you would have never thought of. Some candles they carry include, The Coffee Candle, The Pancake Candle, The New Car Candle, and The Beer Candle. Each of Hotwick candle is handmade in the USA and comes packaged in an 8 oz. candle tin.want to win one?right click above.
everythingupclose-another contest-winner will receive a $15 gift certificate towards any
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thesassysoutherner has got an All Things Alabama Made (contest)!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday's rain and generations

reader's here is a contest you will all want to get in on.Head on oover,RIGHT NOW, to momgenerations. (remember to right click to remain here) and look around.check this out ,It’s Day #9 of their 12 Days of Must-Have Holiday Gifts at Mom Generations! their video gift guide today will help you get the best gifts for the KIDS on your list.

And the best part? There is a chance for you to WIN everything they feature!

Check out today’s video here. mom-generations-holiday-gift-guide

Would you like to win everything you see in the video?

There are 4 ways to enter… now gooooooooooooooooooo... momgenerations

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Contest ,giveaways ending soon!

Good luck readers..i am trying to post as many as i can for you trying to help out with christmas presents..merry christmas and god bless!

Betty~Simply Southern
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++= has a kickin giveaway that ends soon on dec. 14th!!!
You have a chance to win one of these several prizes:
1. Kodak EasyShare C713 7MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom shipped direct from Amazon ($71 Value)

Click on the image for detailed information:

2. LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table shipped direct from Amazon ($39.97 Value)

Click on the image for detailed information:

3. One Week Unlimited e-Mail Sleep Consultation Package! (1) ($99 Value)
4. 5-Email Sleep Consultation Package! (2) ($44.95 Value each)
5. A copy of my e-Book, Help Your Child Sleep, a Step-by-Step Guide! (2) ($30 Value each)
(Just Added!) 6. A full set of pre-selected Monkey DO alphabet flashcards. And, should you want to add some custom cards to your prize, the owner of the Etsy store is including a very special offer for 10 additional custom (or stock) cards (she will contact the winner with details).
SOUND INTERESTING ;) then right click now!!! luck


One Grand Prize winner will receive a special edition electric guitar from Gibson. Other winners will receive an exclusive Jimi Hendrix music/DVD prize pack containing selections from the UMe reissue catalog. click me now!

head over and meet 10 year old Raya!!This young lady has a really nice blog and i do think you will enjoy your visit!she has all sorts of horse related things going on.
Tell her your favorite type of horse and have a chance to win one of our fun “It’s All About Horses” t-shirts! This fashionable tee will be a hit with the animal lover on your gift list!Contest ends 12/15/08
stabledays--right clicky!
thesassysoutherner has added another contest up,to go along with all the others(better go look)
Warm Mouse (Contest)**

**Just Simply 4 Girls (contest)**

**Imagine a box full of goodies (contest)**

**Hours of Pretend Play (contest)**

.You can win a set of your choice of Magnetic Dress Up Dolls from Galison Mudpuppy line. You will have your choice of either a boy or girl’s magnetic dress up doll set.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ a smart shopper!
The SmartShopper features:

* State-of-the-art voice recognition

* 2500 Pre-loaded items

* Built-in printer requires no ink cartridges

* Uses four standard AA batteries

* Built-in magnets for attaching to refrigerator

* Includes 3 paper rolls, wall mounting kit, item booklet, and instructions
sound like something you could use?does to me ,so i entered.Hurry contest ends December 20, 2008 .

lipstick to crayons
berriesweetpicks has several contest going but dont delay!right click and enter...
you can win:::
1..Tickatoo is offering one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate goof towards the purchase of any item on the site! dec 16
2..Haba Terra Kids Camping Lamp . dec 16
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At Scarty of is having a giveaway contest which will let you win nine key chains with three different styles from Wholesale Keychains.

is a very comfy blog to visit.I enjoy the warm colors and inviting appeal.this is a great time to visit and join in on her contest.she has a choice of Woman’s Long Sleeved Cashmere Tee Sweater,Lighthouse Wheeled Duffle Bag,inally, for little ones, the adorable Kids’ Fleece Slippers..have a look around and enter for your chance! momsfavoritestuff-right click please contest ends 12/16 11:59
Mom's Favorite Stuff baby product review blog

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thefashionablehousewife-wina a pair of Twisted Silver Shower Earrings ($40

twilightmomscom- is giving away a twilight is cool!!!!
go over and enter-ends contest ends Jan, 9th.

colleenstearns and inkubook are giving THREE living life one day at a time readers a chance to win a photo calendar!
livingasmom is
giving one lucky reader a 25.00 gift card of their choice for either Publix, CVS, or Walmart. winner will be announced on Christmas day! ;)

thedirtytshirt and
popstarguitar is giving one lucky reader a PopStar Guitar for the Wii,ends midnight on December 20,




has something special for one lucky reader - Manor Hall Soap Company has generously offered this Gift Tote Contents of this package: Three full size classic soap bars, each weighing a minimum of 3.5 ounces and wrapped in classic Manor Hall jackets, in a reusable classy mesh gift tote. One large wooden soap deck with contours and holes for drainage and spa white washcloth. Soap flavors will vary according to availability. ends December 23rd.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS US ALL+++++++++++++++++++