Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Blessings--economy--frugal times--contest--giveaways

There is a crispness in the air this week,the old familiar taste of fall..Here in south central Alabama we don't get to enjoy prolonged period's like this,even weeks.We typically jump from hot ,to warm,to cold and then back again.When i was growing up seems like i remember fall lasting longer.I always have loved fall and spring.In different ways they both signify change,to keep you from getting too complacent.I enjoy the cool nights with the breeze blowing through the pines.I live in a rural area on the same land i grew up in.I feel blessed by that.In the home that my grandparents built in the 40's ,just up the road from where grandpa's daddy homesteaded in the mid 1800's.My grandpa was born in 1895 and grandma in 1903,so i had some great people in my lives that taught me a lot of the old ways,with Lot's of demand for morals,values and respect.I am glad of that.I was taught,didn't matter how much you had,just that you had God,love and family.If you had that you would never be poor or alone. I do love to hear the frogs at night down by the little creek and the whippoorwills at night.This time of the year i hear the coyote's a lot,especially on the new moon,like last night.I have several great Pyrenees dogs.I had always thought i would like the breed.Now don't get me wrong,they are a great people dog,especially with children.But running loose like i have them,they think 5 acres and more around the house is where they are suppose to protect and they will drive you insane at night!I think they bark at a rat running through the fields,yet let the rabbits eat all my sweet potatoes at the side of the house.Maybe 50 feet away!They really bother my husband with the barking,lol...I am seriously considering trading or selling them and getting me a couple red bones or border collies.I recommend the Pyrenees for pasture protection,cows,goats etc.and if you want a good kids dog(but they do get big!around 100 Pd's. and more) but for a yard dog,too alert to intruders or someone in the yard...NO....They would be too busy on the backside of their land to know whats in the yard and if they did bark,you'd pay no attention!!!!!!My review of a Pyrenees,,,lol...
Anyways............I hope you are enjoying your fall and upcoming holidays.So much of it is being overshadowed by the economy and elections.This has become a scary time for a lot of people.Some very bad things ,far worse than now,could happen very quickly.We need to make sure we all get out and vote and i do hope you pray and vote for the best leader.This has nothing to do with race or gender,This has too do with our very lives and the lives and security of our families.We have to have someone too come in now that can lead us,and do what must be done too turn America around.Must be someone with values that have stood the test.I truly believe John McCain is the only one of the 2 ready and prepared.8 years from now,i may vote for Obama,just not now..May God Bless Us All...

Betty~Simply Southern

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As usual i try to include some contest,freebies and /or contest for you to enjoy.Remember to right click on links to remain here.Sorry for the inconvenience but i am having problems with html working to open in a new window...thanks....

+++++ CONTEST +++++ +++++ FREEBIES +++++++++++ GIVEAWAYS +++

The trades Contest: Ghost House Underground DVD Set Giveaway-right click now
o what do ya get? You get "Dark Floors," "Room 205," "Trackman" (Unrated!), "Dance of the Dead," "The Substitute," "The Last House in the Woods" (Unrated!), "Brotherhood of Blood" (featuring Sid Haig), and "No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker." Almost every title has a bunch of behind the scenes features, commentaries, and other bonuses.
October 19, 2008 is the final day of the contest.
jesusfreakhideout-right click now
5 Grand Prize Winners ]:
# Will receive a copy of Rebecca St. James's new book, PURE
breenibooks giveaway-right click now

Review and Giveaway: 'Wanda Witch and the Bullies' by Rose Impey.Wanda Witch and the Bullies
By Rose Impey
Illustrated by Katharine McEwen
ISBN-10: 0439730007
ISBN-13: 978-0439730006
Paperback, 32 pages
August 1, 2005
Cartwheel Books
Reviewed by Sabrina Williams
Would you like to read this book yourself?

Leave me a comment by Sunday, October 19, above to enter.


book nook!
Tosca Lee visited us last week at booknooks for Saturdays in the Nook. Read it here.

She has also generously offered to give one of our readers a copy of her book!

About the Book:Eve, exiled to a life outside paradise, nears death. As she waits, she recounts the story of her creation and a cruel existence. Revisit the birth of humankind through the eyes of the first woman ever to live.

To enter the giveaway, click above!

In celebration of Halloween, Lisa Jackson’s favorite holiday, she is offering gobs of spooky treats! Enter to win spooky gel stickers, skeleton taper candles, a BOO decoration, loads of candy and an autographed copy of Lisa Jackson’s FINAL SCREAM! You’ll be all set to have a freaky time!ends oct 20

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ has yet another super contest up & going ... Soda Club Soda Machine Giveaway!hurry now!
has a cute contest going on to give away a Little Ugly! Uglydolls are a collection of designer toys created by independent toy designers David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. Uglydolls were first released in 2002, and are distinguished by an aesthetic that balances traditional cuteness with perceived ugliness. In 2006, Uglydolls were awarded the Specialty Toy of the Year award by the Toy Industry of America. (Wikepedia)Along with your Uglydoll, we are also giving away a Frank and Me "My First Wallet"!
This wallet is perfect for the tot that always wants Mommy and Daddy's wallet. This wallet can hold all the "fun money." There is no change portion, as that can pose a choking hazard, but there are two sides for holding all those fake credit cards that accumulate in the mail!giveaway ends 12:00 AM PST on 10/19/08
right click now! thepatacakebaby
BabyCapes has generously donated a beautiful cape to one lucky reader at's! .
has three types of capes. They have the Sherpa Suede line, the Minky Marshmellow line, and the Minky Cuddle line. They also make them in boys and girls fabrics and they are one size fits most from newborn to preschooler.
Readers you should all head over and enter!will be great this winter for your little princess or prince..'s!right click now and enter

a cowboys wife
AWESOME Land’s End is giving a reader of cowboys wife the choice of 1 of the 2 pullovers shown on site! Your choice of style and your choice of color!!

So how do you enter to win?

The main way to enter is to leave a comment telling me which style you like and what color you like. Be sure to check out all the color choices because there are several!right click above
wecovet has a very cool contest going on for all you pet lovers!we covet is giving away two, yes two, 8"x10" prints, (matted, unframed). And each of our two randomly selected commenters from this week will get to choose their favorite among these adorably stylish prints.go have a look!

head over to frugal mommy of 2 and find out How to win this Autumn TuTu? These are so beautiful and any little girl would love to have one....good luck!
i would love to win this for a little girl i know here in town..
look at these contest to enter!!
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wants to know ,,Would you like the chance to win a Lunch Tote
of your choice from Lands’ End? contest will end on
Sunday, October 19, 2008..i would choose the polar bear lunch is toooo cute and bliiy would love it for school.

amominredhighheels--head over and check out her site!very cool and chic,also random a mommie shirt going on now!

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