Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saturday pics and Giveaways!

Good Morning!!!
last night we shot our fireworks,the weather was perfect and it was fun!The boys had a blast.I am adding a few pics to share with you.I thank you for coming by and good luck on the contest.If you like the contest added ,please leave me a message and let me know you entered.If you have a contest not listed ,let me know i will be glad to add it on..
I wanted to add as well ,heart felt sorrow goes out o john travolta and his family on the loss of their eldest son yesterday....

thank you and may God bless us all in 2009....
Betty r~Simply Southern

Hunting Paradise in God ,GrandKids,Fireflys and Whipporwills!
Remember with the 3 new babies-all were born within a month!Call that timing!lol..
My table is full of babies on holidays!
Daughter Juie with Charlize mae(8mos) and riley james(7 1/2 mos.)

Mom and Charlize mae!

i DO LOVE THIS PIC OF kOLBY!Happy New Years!

Billy(age 6) and Kolby(age 3)They find the remaining statch!

Last and youngest granddaughter,Summer Leighanne (age 7mos) she has been soooo sick!


everythingupclose has a great ''cleaning'' giveaway in progress.What can you win? Each winner will receive a starter kit of Better Life natural cleaning products (one glass cleaner, one gentle scrubber, one all purpose cleaner & one floor cleaner).
sponsor is>>> cleanhappens
To enter, right click >> everythingupclose
Seven Dogs and a Baby

Seven Dogs And a Baby has several giveaways going on now.Go by ,say hello and get entered!Super good prizes for the family now..
sevendogsandababy-I have a copy of Bratz Kidz to give away for the DS!
Right Click Here
This contest will end Jan 30th at midnight!

Seven Dogs And a Baby-three copies of Ghost Town to give away to my readers.end Jan 30th at midnight!

Seven Dogs And a Baby-one copy of Kung Fu Panda : Legendary Warriors for the DS to give away to one lucky reader!will end Jan 30th at midnight! would love to win this for billy!

sevendogsandababy=I have several Velveeta coupons, for free Velveeta, to give away to one lucky reader ends jan 30
also on site she still has the transformers movies,power rangers movie,rubiks world for ds, and more!!!GO SEE...
onceuponaqpon has a greta 6 days of giveaways!!hurry and enter for these great prizes!ends jan 4th!!!
onceuponaqpon=Giveaway #6
Bones & Hearts & Other Parts (for ages 8 and up with fun easy-to-do activities: fool your eyes with optical illusions, build your own spine, make a map of your tongue, become a tooth-decay detective and more!) This giveaway will end Jan. 7, 2009

Giveaway #5
Word Shapes Activity Book, Pre K-1st: This workbook is designed for the purpose of building skills in visual-spatial relationships, following directions, counting, language association, discovery, creativity and more.
1 This giveaway will end Jan. 5, 2009.
Good Luck!

onceuponaqpon Giveaway #4
Today's giveaway is very simple. I have at least 1 envelope with about 50 coupons to give away! To enter this giveaway please look around my site and tell me what you like the best(other than giveaways!), and one thing you would change.
This giveaway will end Jan.4, 2009.



mommy of 2 girls has this up now!Eco-me is giving 2 lucky readers of mine a
sampling of products!
~Body Sugar Scrub Elements
~Baby Hoodies
~Diaper Pail Deodorizer Elements
~Baby Room Spray Elements
~Eco-Me Bags
Here is some information on how Eco-me got
"Eco-Me specializes in 100% natural do-it-yourself kits that are good for you and the environment, too.ends jan 9

thesuckieranch-the soothie ranch

littlewindowshoppe==Win It: Girly Skull Diaper Bag and Bib
We have this cool “Skull Pops Diaper Bag” (includes a matching changing pad) and “Girly Skull Bib” that we want to giveaway to a Window Shoppe reader ($50 value).giveaway ends on Sunday, January 11th.
5minutesforgiveaways-win Mamma Mia! DVD ends January 17
win a copy of Mamma Mia! The Movie and a movie poster as well. We'll announce the winner on Saturday, January 17.
enter these as well!
Mamma Mia! DVD
Win a StrollAway
Audéo Perfect Fit Earphones
Our First Batch of Winners Here at 5M4G
Ridemakerz -- Can it get cooler than this???
Mom Blogs
jollymom-time in 09 party!
Blog Party: Mom Time in '09! Get in on it early!

Jolly Mom and Go Graham Go are proud to present you with "Mom Time in '09!" This is a party that is just for YOU! No baby products here (unless it is for mom's sanity)! Come pamper yourself with wonderful gifts all for MOM! It's about time right?
Mom Time in '09 Party

This party is kicking off January 19th! We already have over 30 sponsors with a total of over $1,000 worth of great prizes! Our prizes range from jewelry, bath and beauty products, organization, tote bags, diaper bags (that don't look like diaper bags), clothing, fitness, to electronics! We also plan on highlighting topics important to women, health, families, and helping others! JOIN US!!!!
They have a "Skin MD Natural Review and Giveaway" going on now also!enter here

go graham go
while you are there enter all these!!!
>>> 1.KOKU all-in-one
Cutting Board Ends January 16
>>>>2. Befudiom Idiom Game Ends January 16

3>>>. KABOOST portable booster Ends January 9
>>>4. Parking Pal Magnet Ends January 9
>>>5. Alphabet Soup (personalized goodies) Ends January 9

thedirtytshirt as 5 copies of the book to give away.ends jan 16
thedirtytshirt-win it also has a set of aylio Resistance Bands! it includes
1 Low Strength Blue Tube
1 medium Strength Red Tube
1 High Strength Yellow Tube
1 Ultra Strength Black Tube
1 Pair of Handles
1 Pair of Ankle Straps
1 Door Anchor
*Free Aylio Pouch ends jan 16th! click above
learning-by-living is having a 9 Days of 2009 Giveaways. they are on day 3 so make sure you catch up!These are great kid teaching tools being given away!hurry now!you can win;;;
KidsWealth Money Kit
1-Purple Kit
1- Blue Kit
Two winners will receive one kit and a choice of book geared towards:
**Ages 4-6
**Ages 7-9
**Ages 10-12
(Kit color will be chosen at random)
You will receive all three of these items:

Laundry For Kids Clean n' Flip Chart
Bedroom Cleaning For Kids Clean n' Flip Chart
Zone Cleaning For Kids Clean n' Flip Chart
=======DAY #1 ENDS JAN 15TH
The Little Man in the Map" With Clues to Remember All 50 States
by E. Andrew Martonyi
With Teacher's Guide and Puzzle (Reproducible)

How to Enter: CLICK HERE NOW!!>>>> learning-by-living
april durham has a new years giveaway in progress ending tonight,, $25 gift certificate to Bath and Body Works!Below is from her site;;;
I am a representative for mark. Avon. It's basically the more glamorous and "more fun" version of Avon. I've been selling their products for over four years now. Honestly, I don't try to sell the products as much as I like to buy them for myself! Their scents and beauty products are so unique, fresh and original. Not to mention they also have way cute clothes, bags, jewelry, and beauty tools. If you're curious about what else mark. has, just click the link on the right sidebar to go to my online store. In addition to mark. stuff, I will be giving away a gift certificate to Bath and Body Works. Sure, they may be competition, but we all love Bath and Body Works...right? So here are the details.
april durham-go go go!

Readers i just found a blog i have never visited i want to tell you about! It would be Happy Jeannie.Her blog is very reflective of it's name.Right now she has a beautiful contest going on until monday jan 12th so you have plenty of time to enter.Head on over and say hello..maybe win something very pretty for you or someone you care about.I am surely in this one ...
here you go! happy-jeannie and her amazing jewelry contest!


ok..check out all the goodies that are up for grabs!!I'd love to win this...have to hide it from my daughter rita..;)
below is took from site..make sure you enter this know u want too!

''I thought it was high time to have MY VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY! You have the chance to win one of my favorite beauty products. The last day to enter is on January 5th and I will randomly draw a name and product on the 6th. (There might just be more than 1 winner!)
UPDATE: I have decided to extend the giveaway by a week! You can enter the giveaway thru Monday, January the 12th by midnight CST. I will draw the winner and prize on Tuesday, January 13th.
CHI Round Brushes Nylon Bristle
Bath & Body Works - Anti-Bacterial GentleFoaming Soap Japanese Cherry Blossom
Jo Malone Amber & Lavender Bath Oil
Schick Intuition Razor
(I shave daily and this makes it so much easier!!!)
MAC Cosmetics Clear Lipglass
MAC Cosmetic Prep & Prime Eye
Mac Cosmetic Brow Set
Mac Cosmetic Liquid Eyeliner
MAC Cosmetic Zoom Lash
Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum
Mary Kay's Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
Pureology Hydrate Conditioner
Pureology Volume Conditioner
Degree Ultraclear - Pure Satin Scent

Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse
Arbonne's day and night NutriMinC RE9 anti-aging system products for the face, plus a NutriMinC RE9 REversing Gelée Transforming Lift
KP Duty
dermatologist moisturizing therapy for dry skin
MAKE SURE YOU CLICK HERE AND ENTER>>>>>>> therussocorner

gOD bLESS Everyone and have a great weekend!!

Betty R~Simply Southern

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Contest Listing

Hello readers!
Well we just got through doing part#1 of our family fireworks.It was fun.The weather is nice ,52 degrees!Robert cane down(all kids should be so lucky to have an uncle robert!) and the kids lit them till they tired!!!us share a few pics in the morning.Now all is gone but the boys stayed until tomorrow and they are in their ''pallet'' on the floor watching toy story 2 with paw paw jeff.Billy is already asleep i see..They do love toy and woody are the crap!
I hope you have all had a safe and happy new year this week and please be careful in your travels and firewoeks.Darreell and julie took charlize mae to dr. today,she has caught an ear infection.She is almost 8 months old and already pulling up to the couch and walking down it by herself!She looks soooooooo tiny and funny.
I do appreciate the emails and the comments you leave..please say hello and i'll come by and do the same.
have a great night readers!
i saw this and wanted to share..

Whether you are looking for somewhere to post your contest/giveaway (which is what I was doing) or looking for a site that contains a bunch of links, ContestFarm is a new site to try. Contest Farm provides a safe place to promote and enter contests, without having to worry about your email address being spammed. The contests are checked by the administrators to ensure that they are safe and secure sites. I found a few good contest links for a DS game and some Fisher Price toys. I will let you check out ContestFarm for yourself to see what contests you want to enter.

ContestFarm is new and does not have much yet, but I have a feeling it will become a great contest directory. They are also an EntreCard member so you can drop your card or advertise there too!

borrowed from::

Hope you enjoy the contest!!!

God Bless,
Betty R.~Simply Southern
Hunting Paradise in God ,GrandKids,Fireflys and Whipporwills!
Green Giveaway Wednesday: Biodegradable Twist Sponge Cloths
What if a sponge and a paper towel had a love affair?
The result would be these biodegradable and compostable Sponge Cloths.
They easily wipe kitchen and bath surfaces like a paper towel and absorb like a sponge.
Replaces 17 full Rolls of Paper Towels!

thevintagepearl is giving away a custom lens cozy & camera strap set from Priddy Creations. - January 5th
momfuse is giving away a AT&T TL92278 Phone from VTech! - ends January 5thvalue-89.00
is giving away 3 great prizes! Prize A - earrings. Prize B - wash cloth & soap. Prize C - book, keyfob and coaster. Worldwide entries accepted! - January 8th
3 weddings
is giving away Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the Signing Time series and Volumes 1 and 2 of the Look! I'm talking! series. All are gently used. - January 9th

Go, Graham Go! is giving away a KABOOST! - January 9th

inevergrewup.White Mountain Center for Yoga & Therapeutic Studies is a gorgeous facility located in Provo, Utah that provides yoga classes, kids yoga classes, workshops, certification programs and therapy
The owner, Syl, is offering the winner of this giveaway a collection of Yoga DVDs, a prize retailing at 75.00!one reader of inevergrewup will win it!Will it be you...or me????


Family Tree Maker 2008 lets you easily:

Build a family tree starting with names, dates, and events
Attach photos, documents, and audio and video files
Quickly merge new facts and records from the Web into your tree
Use interactive maps to explore the places where your ancestors once lived
Design and print charts to display at home and share with family
Includes 1 month of premium access to
One winner will win Family Tree Maker 2008 Essentials Edition from grammyjanetsplace!Right click now! Giveaway Ends: 1/11 11:59pm ET

Over at mother-2-mother's you can win the First Picture Book of Animals (ends-Jan 5/US)

At jollymom You have a chance at Color Me House Playhouses & Forts (2 Winners) (Jan 5/ US) you better hurry!These are really cool.
busymomcontests is giving a chance to win A Pair of Huggalugs!what are huggalugs you ask?They are leg and arm warmers!go get em! ends jan 8
Busy Mom Blog
also check out these contest while there!!links on site
>>>A set of Kiss My Face Kid’s Collection Products (Jan 11/?)
>>>Busy Mom- Hoohobbers personalized rocking chair (Jan 20/US)
>>> One reader will receive the 2 latest styles of Heelarious - Stella and Ava ($70 value)

Busy Mom Blog

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ has The reusable snack bags up for grabs..
also nwmomfinds has a custom item of your choice (pants, overalls, bib, shirt, skirt or dress) from Oola to give away to one lucky reader!
Northwest Mom Finds

Amandas! look out guys it's family the board game Operation!5 winners,ends jan 3rd/

lyricandariasmom win the games!
momstakeonthings has a SmartShopper to give away...i would like one of these myself!
she also has the copy of both the Zenses: Ocean Edition and Zenses: Rainforest Edition games for the DS (enter by 11:59 pm EST on January 3rd).
Mom Time in '09 Party
This party is kicking off January 19th! We already have over 30 sponsors with a total of over $1,000 worth of great prizes! Our prizes range from jewelry, bath and beauty products, organization, tote bags, diaper bags (that don't look like diaper bags), clothing, fitness, to electronics! We also plan on highlighting topics important to women, health, families, and helping others!
Here's a little history: Felicia at Go Graham Go and myself have never met face to face. We met each other probably a few months ago through Entrecard and instantly became great friends! We both have similar tastes and ideas and we both also have adorable toddler boys! We have been sharing tips and ideas over this time and decided that a Blog Party JUST for moms was well overdue! We started scheming and "Mom Time in '09" was born!

Goodnight all and god bless +
betty r

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Black Eyed Peas & New Year-Contest/Giveaways!

Hello again...
There are soooo many great contest going on i wanted to list more but not overdo a post..So here comes round 2! I have my black eyed peas soaking in warm water for a few hours.In a little i'd turn up the heat ,add my sliced ''hog jawls'' and ummm ummm..I am not superstitious on the beans and new year,it is just a good tradition to continue.;) any excuse for good home cooking is a go in my book! I enjoy cooking from scratch and cooking the way mom and grandma taugt me.Last night we had quail,biscuits and gravy.I have to say they were great,even the neighbors shared that meal,which was nice.Tomorrow night me ,my brother robert,neighbor lisa and little molly,the boys ,billy and kolby with their mom are all going to shoot fireworks at their house(lisa).She is a nurse and the only night this week she's not on call.sooooooo...i hope the weather holds for us...Thanks for coming by...

Betty R~Simply Southern
Hunting Paradise in God ,GrandKids,Fireflys and Whipporwills!

Stacie from Stacievaughansblog came by and invited me over to her blog giveaway!Go over and check it out,tell her hello and enter.She has up for grabs one copy of the You, Only Better E-book to give away to one lucky reader. it is Open worldwide.sounds like a great book so hurry and enter!
The Mom Buzz
That's right, Zoobies has RSVP'd for the Mom Buzz and Busy Mom New Year's Party! So one of our readers gets to take home a Zoobies of their very own. For your mandatory entry, visit Zoobies and tell me what your favorite is!

thedirtytshirt~~Enter to win the Seagate FreeAgent Xtreme 1 TB External Hard Drive. See below for rules!
want to win this seagate drive?just look at all the goodies!
Conveniently store all your photos, music, videos and documents in one place thanks to large storage capacities of 500 GB, 640 GB, 1 TB and 1.5 TB.
Experience blazingly fast data transfer thanks to eSATA, USB 2.0, and FireWire 400 interfaces.
Enjoy a sleek, modern design that offers the choice of horizontal or vertical orientation to complement your desktop environment.
Easily protect your data with automatic backup software.
Keep your important files and folders private with powerful software encryption technology.
Sync content between your FreeAgent XTreme drive and other portable drives so you’ll always have your current file versions wherever you are.
Get started quickly with pre-loaded soft ware. No CDs!
Save energy with an environmentally smart utility that can put your drive in sleep mode once it has been idle for 15 minutes.
Enjoy peace of mind with a 5-year limited warranty from the worldwide leader in storage solutions.
GO GET IT!!!!ends jan 31st!
shescribes Ficklet? What is a Ficklet you must be asking yourself. Well a Ficklet is the cutest little accessory for children who wear glasses and shescribes is giving some away!click above to enter.ends jan 11th!

Happy New Year-resoulutions-contests /giveaways

Happy New Year Readers!!!
I wish you a most blessed,healthy,bountiful new year!I know we are looking at a bleak economy through the eyes of most,but with careful planning,frugal spending and prayer,we will be ok...A few things i have decided to do a little different this year are...
1-pray more and read the bible more..Gods word is what will lead me...His words are alive and can help ,protect and lead me in the days ahead..Put God first and all the rest falls in place.
2=When the kids are here more one on one time with them.I spend a lot of time with my grands but it could be better quality time i think...
3=visit mom more often..the world is so busy and so are we but only i can slow down my life.
4-Buy all American made items.Me and hubby have agreed if at all possible to find what we need ,We buy ''MADE IN THE USA''.
5.-GET VEGGIES from the local gardeners more.
6.-have a better garden this year
7.=Tithe correctly
8.volunteer More when i can
9.finish the bathroom ;)
10.Open up some spaces in the yard.
11.-get rid of some things,if it ain't used in 6 months-GET IT OUT!
12.start making my handcrafted items again
13.Start my own giveaways on my blog..
14.Be a better friend,should always strive to be better and better-just like Jesus!
15.Use more coupons in my weekly grocery buying.I am a little limited because we have no nearby cvs,Kmart,etc..So walmart and dollar stores have to do.But i can do better on saving.
16.Tell my family daily i love them ..
17.Keep myself in better health,i have let myself get down and feel bad a lot of the time.At 45 i know i should not feel drained all the time.I am going more natural and organic.Once more hard to get some of the things i need here,but can be done.
18.Learn how to make my own meds from nature ,creme,cough syrup,etc,
19.learn how to make and use my own,soaps,dish wash,washing powder,etc.
20.Be a better blogger! ;)

Happy new year to all of you!!!!!!!!!
CONTEST AND GIVEAWAYS ON BOTTOM.REMEMBER TO RIGHT CLICK ON LINKS TO REMAIN ON THIS PAGE.Please take a moment to leave me a comment,i see on my tracker i have a good and steady flow of visitors but the comments have almost stopped.Please be kind and leave me a note,i do enjoy reading them .and know you are getting use of my work ...thank you very kindly..

Betty r~Simply Southern
Hunting Paradise Through,God ,GrandKids ,whippoorwills and firefly's!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CONTEST AND GIVEAWAYS!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
nursemommy07 win this shaw! has the most beautiful shaw up for grabs!check it out...
The shawl is reversible and will keep you looking really sharp! It can be dressed up or down and I personally love it with a pair of jeans and a cami underneath. It is handcrafted from Pashmina and silk. There are so many cute ways to wear this shawl as well! That is the neatest thing to me. Wear it as a bulky scarf, a shirt, or even a throw over. The best part for a woman that loves color like me is that it comes in 110 different colors!

Nimli is kind enough to offer one of my readers their very own pashmina shawl in the beautiful pearl color! This color goes so perfectly with just about anything.
The Soothie Ranch: 2 Weeks of Giveaways!
Just look what the soothie ranch has for you!!

Remember her new years bash is going on so don't miss out!ends jan 18th!
thenotsoblog has some exciting news coming up for all of us!On January 5th, we will be kicking off the party with some awesome birthday themed giveaways! Each day, a new giveaway will be posted on both blogs. Follow the instructions on the post which will direct you to party place of the day where you can enter to win!Head over and see what you need to do to join in!
The Not-So-Blog
While you are there enter for these cuties for the little ones in your life!i know charlie and summer would be sooooooo cute in them..
thenotsoblog win Bandeez
From the website: "LemonHead Apparel was founded out of sheer frustration with the hair accessories we were purchasing for our children. Our little two-year-old loved taking her hair clips out and apart during nap-time, her favorite was pulling the embellishments off and peeling the decorative ribbon from the metal clip - IT WAS GETTING EXPENSIVE AND JUST HAD TO STOP!!!We couldn't find a structurally sound clip that stayed in our daughter's fine hair, so after months of trial and error we finally came up with a clip she couldn't destroy and stayed put. Voilà, Clipeez were born!!"

And soon after, Bandeez, a non-slip, fully adjustable headband joined the product line. The accessory line has become so popular that she now employs 14 stay at home Moms!
wanna win it????Contest ends January 4 at 11:59pm CST
thenotsoblog precious girls giveaway-ends jan 3rd!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ has 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


Please Pray for Baby Stellan
December 29th, 2008
I would like to ask all of you to pray for an 8 week old baby boy who is fighting for his life against RSV!

Stellan was admitted to his local PICU (pediatric intensive care unit) late this morning with RSV. He’s truly having a difficult time with it right now and the doctors are constantly evaluating him to determine if he needs to be on a ventilator.

Please be sure to visit
my charming kids to get all the latest information and to find out how you can be praying for Stellan and his family right now!!!
***********my note**************
For some reason the picture will not open,he is a very sick little baby,please take time to click on my charming kids above and pray for him!


Are you Eco-Friendly? Love reused items, and earth savey. These are the coolest bags! They are reused from Coffee Burlap!This large bag is 15 inches wide by 15 inches tall. These bags come with the Grower Logos - these are the unique logos each grower uses to show where the beans came from. How awesome is that! See how neat that name is too lol .Re-JAVA-nate
Guess how much these bags cost! 100$? 50$? 20? Nope still go lower. Yes i said LOWER.
6.50 to 9.00. How is that for a BARGIN! Plus you can have the inside lined with recycled Canvas! A really nice bag for a great price. You just cant pass this up.
want to win one? clicky here>> barefoot-mommy giveaway
barefoot-mommy=Mr Bobbles Blankets Giveaway ends 1/14
barefoot-mommy=Lucky Me Tee is offering one lucky BarefootMommy a chance to win their own Lucky Me Tee.
click nowends jan 14th

sponsored by luckymetee
barefoot-mommy-win a pop-tot-hurry ends jan 13th!
This product is Awesome mommies!!! I know you all are saying, but i bought my daughter a great jumper, and i bought my son this new excersaucer. Well let me ask you a portable is that thing lol. Ya i dont see you throwing it in your car for a beach trip anytime soon. Well now you can!!! This is called the PopATot. Its so simple to set up and take down. NOT lying. Its a one step process.. You take it out of the bag...and your done lol.popatot
Its so easy! You can do it one handed. Yes i am that confident in this product!
Oh and one more know how you get something that has a carry bag..and you open the item, and then you go to put it back in that amazing small carry bag and your cursing with every word you know. Well bless these designers..IT FITS LOL and easy as pie too!!
So for your next trip to the beach, to grandmas, or up your local mountain ( hey some parents are travelers!) this is definately the item you need for ease, durability, helpfullness!


Jack and Lily is very generous to mom-bloggers. They have offered to give away one pair of their shoes, winners pick of any style, to one My Organized Chaos readers!ends jan 10
my organized chaos-offering one My Organized Chaos reader the chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card.
Contest will end January 7/2008-


Laura Williams' Musings



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.''