Sunday, February 1, 2009

Another Sunday In The South-

Happy Lord's Day Friends,
Hope your day was great.I had a pretty good day,The boys and summer were with me From friday till 2 pm today,took them home after Church.Now Charlie Mae
is here until tomorrow.Darrell and Julie had a super bowl party to attend so little mis stayed with me.That explains why i have not been on more than i have this again to everyone who entered my giveaway.I had 68 entries.My new giveaway will start tomorrow so make sure you come by.If you follow me on blogger and /or Twitter ,there is an extra entry for both!I have 5 giveaways planned for this month,so join us for the fun!
I will add some giveaways and contests from fellow bloggers later tonight on bottom,so check back for thaT.
hOPE EVERYONE IS ENJOYING THE SUPER BOWL AS WELL.i for one am not a football fan,but most my friends and family are..sooooooooo...Zack is watching a movie.Charlie is trying to tear the ears off the cat.
so for now...have a great night..thanks for stopping in.

Betty Rood~Simply Southern

My Giveaway Winner is..............

Thanks to everyone who came by and played...with 67 entries total..Thw winner is..
Rasberryswrlgirl ,who said...
My hobbies are reading, crocheting, movies, and dancing.
her extra entries paid off!! She has 7 days to contact before i choose a new winner...



Betty r~Simply Southern

Friday, January 30, 2009

Coupon Hunting,Giveaways and Contest

Morning friends,,
Trying to look around and check out the news this morning online,as well as print some coupons i need.Some contest and giveaways will be updated on bottom of post!Make sure you enter my giveaway ,it is located on the top right of page..Today is the last day..New giveaway starts feb. 1st!..

God Bless ,
Betty r~Simply Southern

remember to visit each link below to enter their giveaways-not here,my giveaway link is located on the right top side of page!!!please right click to remain here,,,AND IF YOU HAVE A GIVEAWAY GOING ON,FEEL FREE TO LEAVE IT IN YOUR COMMENTS!!!!
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Free recipe booklet,THIS IS GREAT... Cooking with Stock
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valmg-win a dragon ball z figure..ends feb 2nd

valmg-create your own pop up book giveaway!

make sure you enter her other giveaways while there as well!!
thecentsiblesawyer is giving away big boxes of little debbies!!yummy!
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white cloud coupon for 1.00 off!
seventhgeneration coupons here!

startsampling has some great samples and coupons up to get now as well as free remedy life magazine subs!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Prayers Please....

Hello friends,
I went and visited with my longest enduring friend(since i was 17) this evening.His name is Jim Jackson.He is only 50 years old and dying of lung cancer.He is a very strong person and has 2 little grand kids under the age of 6,whom he truly hates to be leaving if the good lord does not intervene.He is in very bad shape now,oxygen tank runs constantly and he can only speak in whispers.He has caught pneumonia as well,so congestion is a problem also.He is assured of his heavenly home so that part is wonderful.His desire to stay with the grands is very strong.He has been given pain meds but he still refuses them because he says they make him feel bad and nauseous to him.He is on antibiotics and also is suppose to be taking med that cost 800.00 a month!It is totally ridiculous for this to be like this for the terminal!Totally stupid....
He has asked for every ones prayers ,so i ask you please to remember Jim and his grand kids and daughter in this horrible testing time for them..please add them to your prayers.They need them now more than ever.And i also ask you to pray for his sense of peace over his grand babies,,,so he can be at peace now....

also please remember my friends Linda(lung cancer at 45) and Charles(bone cancer at 51).i thank you so very very much..will keep you updated...

May God Bless us and keep His angels

Governor Saves Pro-Life Program

Governor Saves Pro-Life Program
Paul Steven Ghiringhelli News - Featured News
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist salvaged a state-run crisis pregnancy program this week.

Jan. 29, 2009 -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist saved a state-run crisis pregnancy program this week by vetoing spending cuts that were a part of a $1.2 billion budget cut. His decision was announced at a news conference Tuesday.

The action came after intensive lobbying by several pro-life legislators who were concerned about major cuts to the $2 million budget of the Florida Pregnancy Support Services Program's (FPSSP). While the legislators were able to save part of the program's money, Crist's line-item veto had the effect of restoring all of its original funding.

"The governor did veto the reduction ... because he feels it is important to continue to provide support for women facing these decisions," said Sterling Ivey, spokesman for Gov. Crist. "The governor also believes it is important to protect and safeguard the health care of those in most need of health services."

The man behind the scenes lobbying for the FPSSP's survival was freshman representative Scott Plakon, who had run on a pro-life platform. Chris Dorworth, a fellow lawmaker of Plakon's who also lobbied for the program, admired Plakon's commitment to the issue.

"The neat thing for me was to watch somebody get elected for whom social issues were of utmost importance, and the very first week he does something so impactful," Dorworth said. "Hundreds of lives will be saved and babies will be born that would not have been."

While Dorworth partially credits Plakon for keeping the crisis pregnancy program alive, Plakon sees his own influence in the bigger picture as limited. He expressed immense gratitude for the governor's decision in addition to the help of others.

"This is unusual for this to happen this way," Plakon acknowledged. "I appreciate the effort and support that chairman Dean Cannon and so many other House leaders put forth in making sure that innocent human life was protected in Florida."

Susan Grimsley, executive director of the Florida Pregnancy Care Network which administers the FPSSP, said the governor's actions, those who supported his veto, and Plakon's "tireless work," all worked together for the good. "We are thrilled," Grimsley said, "and consider this nothing short of a miracle. It is heartening to know that this program, which provides vital assistance to needy pregnant women, will continue to serve this vulnerable population."

The counseling and support services of the FPSSP solely promote and encourage childbirth.

Dorworth said one reason some Florida lawmakers wanted to abolish the program was partially due to a state senator incorrectly describing the FPSSP to other members as "an abstinence program." "It was in that context of-‘We're firing teachers, yet we're going to continue to finance some abstinence program,'" that lawmakers decided to cut the FPSSP budget in half, which would've effectively shut it down, Dorworth said.

Among all U.S. states, Florida's state-run crisis pregnancy program is fairly unique. If the FPSSP had been abolished, it would've shut down invaluable services to roughly 15,000 would-be mothers a year, Plakon said.

If a young woman is pregnant, wavering and scared, "if [she has] concerns about what the future holds, worried about what [her] parents are going to think, [about her] work situation-having someone to talk to can make the difference, because sometimes they don't have anyone they can call for advice," Dorworth said.

He added: "At the end of the day, you're left to represent your own values and your constituents and that comes above all else."

Obama , tax dollars and Abortion ! This is Too much

Well in September Obama said he would do it and no one listened....Here it is and it is done with congress not stoppng it.Aren't we just proud..Not only do we slaughter babies here ,now we fund it with OUR TAX DOLLARS overseas .I don't know about you but I DO NOT want one penny i earn,or my family,to go towards killing a baby!!!!ADOPTION PEOPLE..NOT KILLING.I know sometimes a mothers health is at risk and rape.This is different,,,
But to do it just because you didn't do enough to prevent an unwanted pregnancy??? may can justify that WITH YOUR MONEY,but not mine..This is wrong and we as a nation are going to pay with a lot of wrath from the father above for this..Just wait and see and pray that the wrath is not dropped on you...
And don't tell me i don't understand.I DO...i have a grandson in Heaven right now that would be 2 years old.But he was killed by abortion.I would have gladly raised him...he would have got hugs and loved all the time.He would have laughed and cried.He would have known his brothers and sister,His name is September.He was never given those chances..he was not given a choice.His mom,my daughter,made those choices for him..Because it was the easiest way...I love my daughter,always will..we are still close,even after this.But one day she will have to explain to her babies about a little boy named September,,Will they understand???I am so afraid they will not...Mom's you need to remember this.You can make the baby go away..but that act will remain.Sooner or later the decision will come back to you.Are you prepared for that time? My daughter is now wanting to be a sunday school teacher,loves kids,always has.That was not the reason for the abortion.She thought it was best because of a bad choice of whom she breed with.He was violent and threating as soon as he found out she was pregnant...So yes.decisions are hard..
But does that baby you have helped make deserve death?>>>>

Betty Rood~Simply Southern

President Obama didn't do it symbolically on the anniversary Thursday of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States.

But today, he signed an executive order ending the ban on federal funds for international groups that promote or perform abortions.

The move reverses the rule put in place by the Bush administration. Republican and Democratic presidents have been changing the rule like a ping-pong ball.

Abortion rights groups, which supported Obama during the campaign with money and volunteers, have been pushing for the change in the policy, which bars US taxpayer money from going to international family planning groups that either offer abortions or provide information, counseling, or referrals about abortion.

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, hailed the move.

“President Obama’s action today reinforces why elections matter and how new leadership can end divisive policies that harm women,” Keenan said in a statement . “Reversing this Bush-era policy means that the world’s poorest women may now have access to vital health services, from prenatal care to contraception. The president’s action today reflects the public’s call for a focus on commonsense, common-ground solutions that make a difference in the lives of women and their families.”

Senator John F. Kerry, the new chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, also applauded the change.

“I am glad that President Obama has moved so swiftly to lift the Global Gag Rule which has too long handcuffed our ability to provide aid around the world. Today's announcement is a very powerful signal to our neighbors around the world that the United States is once again back in the business of good public policy and ideology no longer blunts our ability to save lives around the globe," Kerry said in a statement.

“For too long, the Mexico City policy isolated the United States and limited our leadership. By tying the hands of global health providers, ideology trumped our capacity to provide effective family planning services and limited the scope of partners we could work with in the international community. It hindered the ability of NGOs to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS and denied contraceptives to families in the world’s poorest countries.”

UPDATE: This evening, the White House did issue a statement from Obama:

“It is clear that the provisions of the Mexico City Policy are unnecessarily broad and unwarranted under current law, and for the past eight years, they have undermined efforts to promote safe and effective voluntary family planning in developing countries. For these reasons, it is right for us to rescind this policy and restore critical efforts to protect and empower women and promote global economic development.

“For too long, international family planning assistance has been used as a political wedge issue, the subject of a back and forth debate that has served only to divide us. I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate.

“It is time that we end the politicization of this issue. In the coming weeks, my Administration will initiate a fresh conversation on family planning, working to find areas of common ground to best meet the needs of women and families at home and around the world.

“I have directed my staff to reach out to those on all sides of this issue to achieve the goal of reducing unintended pregnancies. They will also work to promote safe motherhood, reduce maternal and infant mortality rates and increase educational and economic opportunities for women and girls.

“In addition, I look forward to working with Congress to restore U.S. financial support for the U.N. Population Fund. By resuming funding to UNFPA, the U.S. will be joining 180 other donor nations working collaboratively to reduce poverty, improve the health of women and children, prevent HIV/AIDS and provide family planning assistance to women in 154 countries.”

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday Giveaways , recipes and Stimulus checks

Are you staying warm friends?I do hope so.The fireplace is working wonders this morning.What are your thoughts on the $1,000.00 Stimulus package for families next month? My thought is that it is tax time already now.A lot of people will be getting a little help at this time already,and with stimulus checks mainly going to these same anyway,WHY DO IT NOW????In other words,say a family of 4 is getting a check for several thousand dollars already,if that don't help at this time just adding a little to it won't either.Save the stimulus package let's say,for like mid summer when no one is getting a little extra income...Just does not make sense to me..Well spending millions and millions of dollars on the inauguration yesterday made no sence to me either.I am all for celebrating our new president ,but for a nation to be in the shape we are now and spending like that!WAY OVERBOARD when we are in a recession!Heck just the money blew yesterday in Washington could have funded a HUGE part of that stimulus package,,,
Anyway........I am adding a few homemade recipes below.Try them sometime and let me know how they worked out and as usual giveaways around bloggvile will be added at bottom throughout the day as i can add them.Got too get some cleaning done and clothes washed hopefully today ,good lord's will.My brother dang near took his hand off the other day with a skill saw redoing my mom's bathroom.It jumped out and went through his land hand.Tearing the meat and a big peice of bone was destoyed as well.Had to have reconstructive surgery just so he would not loose all use of hand.He work's with his hands so that would not be good at all.Say a prayer for him if you would ,he is in a lot of pain with it,swelled very bad.Don't forget to pray for our new president.

If you have not already head over to my SIMPLY SOUTHERN-giveaway post and get entered in.YOU CAN COME BACK DAILY AND GAIN SEVERAL NEW ENTRIES.some have emailed confused on this.Each day you twitter or blog it,leave me a comment and u are entered again.Each time you make a comment on any post,it is a new entry,just mention ''extra entry'' or something close...
A new item will be added today as well.. ;)

Have a great day and may God bless us all..

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Old Fashion Red Velvet Cake~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ingredients: Frosting:
1-1/2 cups milk
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups butter, softened (or stick margarine, but no diet)
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
4 tablespoons red food coloring
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon vanilla

To begin frosting: Place milk in saucepan and slowly whisk in flour. Stir over medium heat until quite thick. Chill until cold. Do this step first and prepare cake while it chills.

To make cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans; set aside. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and baking soda, set aside. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat shortening, sugar, eggs and salt until fluffy. In a separate small bowl, mix cocoa and red food coloring; then add to shortening mixture and mix thoroughly. Add buttermilk alternately with cake flour; beat. Gently mix in the vanilla and reserved vinegar mixture. Pour batter into prepared cake pans. Bake 30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven, cool on cake racks.

To finish frosting: Use an electric mixer to beat the sugar, butter and vanilla until very light, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the cooled flour- milk mixture. When cake layers are cool, split each layer horizontally. Place one split layer on a plate and frost with 1/4- to 1/2-inch frosting. Top with second cake layer; repeat frosting. Top with third layer, and repeat frosting. Add top layer; frost side of cake first, then frost top with remaining frosting.


Have you been by Mommy Mandy's lately?If not you need too.she always has some super nice giveaways and welcoming post!look what givaways she has now! go enter...
Mercedes Hill Maternity Giveaway
ENDS: Jan. 22nd
High IntenCity Giveaway-WIN:
One winner will receive both the Dance Tote and the Dance 10 Piece Hair Elastics Set.
ENDS: Jan. 24th
Babylon A.D. Giveaway
ENDS: Jan. 24th
The Conception Kit Giveaway
ENDS: Jan. 30th
Bumbleride Stroller Giveaway!
ENDS: Jan. 30th
myartisticlife-One World - One Heart Giveaway you can win a super, fabulous ARTchix Studio Complete Faux Postage Sticker Collection (retail value of $126)! You'll be spoiled with hundreds of gorgeous stickers tucked into a swell plastic binder for easy storage.
ends February 12, 2009.
PLUS, she will include this pretty handmade valentine by her (Helga Strauss).


Not quite june cleaver
has two copies of this LOVELY book French General Home Sewn ! So SHE is giving one away! This is a beautiful book with 30 sewing projects. This is from the website:

As the founder of the renowned crafts and notions store French General Kaari Meng scours the French countryside and Parisian flea markets for vintage treasures. Now this beloved designer has gathered her favorite patterns into a charming sourcebook sure to be coveted by crafters Francophiles and home decorators. She offers 30 simple sewing patterns for French-inspired projects~a scalloped tablecloth piles of pillows and bedding a festive party garland totes~and more. Lay-flat spiral binding and ready-to-use pattern sheets and embroidery transfers plus step-by-step directions gorgeous photographs and helpful illustrations make it easy to bring the palettes and pleasures of traditional French living into any home.wanna win it? then click above.contest ends this thursday at noon!
monogrammedteacher is oh- so- close to her 100th post. Sarah- the famous Monogram Chick and I are teaming up to celebrate.
Being a teacher, she always carries a tote- or two- or three to school everyday. They are usually filled with papers that need to be graded, books that need copying, lessons that need to be written. I will admit that those bags SOMETIMES make it out of the car and into the house, most of the time holding down the passenger seat for me overnight in the car.
To help me celebrate, you too can have a tote-
a black tote
a very cute monogrammed black tote
So here are the rules --click above! ;) ends jan 23rd!

couponsavingfamily is giving away cloth pads...ends jan 21
yet another way to go green!!!
Coupon Saving Family
Thanks to the overwhelmingly generous offer from the folks at HomeStudio they have another giveaway to share with their blog followers!!! They heard about what wonderful readers she has and offered to send the winner a Scrabble Tile Pendant and pretty snake chain!

The best part??? The winner will get to choose the exact tile they want from over 200 tiles in their Etsy shop sign up above at happy daisy!
mindingspot up for grabs is a great book!Evil Without a Face by Jordan Dane - GIVE-AWAY!! ends feb 8
frugalbabytips is giving away Smashies for the kids!ends feb 3rd Today's Giveaway is three prizes of 3.2 fl. oz (90g) fruit filled pouches of Smashies: Organic Squeezy Apple Sauces for kids!



Tuesday, January 20, 2009

contest /giveaways for monday in bloggville!

HAPPY WINNINGS EVERY ONE!!!Tell em Simply Southern sent you over...

Betty~Simply Southern
Simply Southern~My First Giveaway!Enter Now-Its cold in Alabama
expires jan 31st! up to 5 prizes in the gift box!!!!!


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Add ID3 tag for artist, song and album titles.

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while you are there you may want to enter some of these as well.!!!
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Kooky Klicker Club Membership ENDS 1/21
SoftHands & SoftBaby ENDS 1/22
iPosture ENDS 1/22
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Crash Course For New Dads ENDS 1/27
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The Baby Dipper ENDS 2/1
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Jolly Mom 09 party!!!!enter now one Jolly Mom reader will win the Jolly Holiday Gift Set! (Retail Value $49.00!ends jan 27th,
sponsored by mommymakeup
jollymom-your spa wish has been granted so win it!
Spa & Salon Wish wants us moms to pamper ourselves in the New Year so they have generously offered to give away ONE $100 gift certificate to one very lucky Jolly Mom reader
Jolly mom-get in shape with baby giveaway Win It! The cool chicks from Chicks-n-Chickens have generously offered to give away the Lullaby Exercises DVD to one Jolly Mom reader!

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Pocket Purifier, skeeda Bag, Cricket & Monkey ($96 value),
Ped Egg/Pampered Toes, See Kai Run, Preserve Jr. Toothbrush,
Playtex Sippy Cup, The Jimmies Kids CD, go,GO,GO!!!!!
HappyBaby Food has offered to give away 2 free trial coupons each for Baby, Bellies, Bites and Puffs; a Nutrition Guide by Dr. Sears, and our HAPPYFAMILY Recipes to one Does Mommy Love It?

win a no snow snuggler at does mommy love it-ends feb 5th
onceuponaqpon pet food Coupon Giveaway ends tonight! This lady always has some super useful contest and lots of help on coupon savings with links to print!!! go by and look around.
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sandierpastures-win from willow creek!
A winner will be chosen at random on 23rd January 2009.
willow creek studio-thank you
One lucky winner will get a beautiful handmade Birthstone Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal, Sterling Silver and Bali Beads from Sweet Caroline’s!


Lets stop it with Racism-Obama prooved it is over...except for american indians

Hello readers..

Hope you are staying warm this week!I am soooooo ready for spring.Don't forget to enter my giveaways,links are on the side...Comment,comment...

ok,,i have been watching ,or the tv is on anyway,the inauguration all day.I am adding my thoughts on this and we all have one and the great thing about america is we can speak our minds,Well most times anyway.I do believe this is just too much with our economy being the way it is.Now i know this is a great day.For some people it means more than others,BUT....we are in a recession(DEPRESSSION) now and this is overboard.The money that has been wasted here today could have bailed America out of a few of the problems we have.This is a scary way to begin the new presidency...blowing billions of dollars for a few hours!I don't care what color a man or woman is as long as they do their job.I do pray Obama can pull us out of this mess.But i think a lot of support is wagering on color alone.That is never a good thing.We are all one....United...This has proven it more than ever before.Racism is not a problem,no more than being a woman/man ...In some ways we all suffer.For one reason or another.We can't scream this anymore.We,as a nation,one voice,have voted in a black man.Awesome!Now let's get past all this stuff i continue daily to hear on tv about racism....There are going to be a few jerks anywhere..cant stop that,never will..SO LET US MOVE ON .......
If anyone is being hurt now it is still the American Indians.They are the ones we slaughtered and stole land from...They remain mainly silent...Have you been to a reservation lately?If not you should visit!!!!Most still do not have what they need to get by...expecially the young and old..Very few jobs if any besides the casinos...AND WE ALL HURT THEM...TRIED TO WIPE THEM rarely ever hear anything about this..Do we have a national holiday for them????paid holidays????NONE!!!!!! and the reason???maybe some of you could enlighten me on that one....
Until then..i am so tired of hearing racism,,,,let us stop this...Obama prooved it is done......

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

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Do your Kids Play Outside?Giveaway growing!

Parents Urged to Let Children Play Outside
Morning readers!
I do hope you are all entering my giveaway!Details and link are on the right of page..Please take a moment to give me your thoughts on this article as well.I do appreciate it.How do you feel about your kids being outdoors?Are they allowed too?Or is there even any ''outdoors'' where you live that is safe?That is a problem that faces a lot of children now.There is no safe play area to learn in,and the psycho predators that linger there to hurt children.Not a lot of families live in rural areas where kids are actually allowed to ''run free'' anymore.I am lucky i do live in the country.The kids are allowed to have run of the yard and billy is adventuring farther and farther out now at 6.He and kolby(3&1/2) loves climbing trees,digging holes,riding stick horses,jumping off small hills,just being boys.I do not bother trying to drees them up each day,they have more play clothes than anything.They have ''yard toys'' on one end of the yard ,that is their area.Might call it their gathering space.Everything goes here from bikes to sticks,(not meaning that they stay yard certainly isn't manicured,just kid friendly and fun..What yard's use to be.
They enjoy watching wildlife,feeding pets,walking,and making mud pies. ;)
Here is a post i found this morning i wanted to share.Please leave me your thoughts on this.good and bad..remember if you mention in your comments about my giveaway you are entered again!Just make sure you go to original post to get the rules!!!!The giveaway box is growing so comment away!Here is the link to my giveaway.
Simply Southern~My First Giveaway!Enter Now-Its cold in Alabama
other giveaways added at bottom this evening.6 am and i have charlie-age 8 mos. and billy age 6 already in here with me! ;0 lol..
Have a great day!!!
Betty~Simply Southern
Hunting Paradise in God ,GrandKids,Fireflys and Whipporwills!

American children are spending more and more of their leisure time indoors -- watching TV, playing video games and chatting with friends on line. That concerns many child development experts and others who would rather encourage them to be outside hiking, climbing trees, riding bikes and watching birds. They want to end children's alienation from nature, and what they believe are the adverse effects on child development. "I grew up in a pretty large family, having six older brothers and sisters. All I did was play outside," says Olympic gold medal soccer player Abby Wambach. "My parents helped out in that arena. They locked the door on us; they told us you couldn't come back until dinnertime. So, I pretty much spent my life outdoors."Even if playing outside doesn't lead to a gold medal, Darell Hammond says it is important for a child's physical and mental development."Playing outside helps release endorphins in your body that motivate you," he says. "It gives you sensory experiences around touch, smell and sight."Hammond is Co-Founder of KaBoom!, a non-profit that is working to build a playground within walking distance of every child in America."When walking through the woods, it actually helps your balance because it's not like walking on a sidewalk that may be 100 percent flat." Walking across "different types of land increases your heart rate," he says. When children play in nature, whether it's in a wooded park or a playground, Hammond says they tend to invent their own games and are more likely to play collectively. "When kids get outside, their activity runs wild."Unfortunately, he says, children don't play outside today as often as they did three decades ago, because "parents are busier; kids are more over scheduled." Children are spending more time after school in highly structured activities, playing organized sports or attending music and art classes. During school vacations, they are usually busy at summer camp.

Author Richard Louv says playing outside is the answer to childhood obesity.Musician Chuck Leavell wants children to appreciate nature Writer and outdoor advocate Richard Louv says when children have free time at home, they are more likely to stay inside, because there might not be a nearby park or even a sidewalk."Even when you have a sidewalk, for example, there is more and more traffic. That's a legitimate fear," he says. In recent decades, Louv notes, the fear that a stranger will abduct or harm a child has accelerated greatly in the United States and other countries.In his book, Last Child In The Woods, Louv says children's alienation from nature causes what he calls "nature deficit disorder," although he is careful to point out that "nature deficit disorder is not a medical diagnosis. "Perhaps it should, but it is not. It's a societal problem," he says. "It's the society that gets in the way of kids going outside and playing in nature."Louv says playing outside is the answer to America's child obesity problem as well as many other childhood disorders. "For example, studies of Attention Deficit Disorder being done in the University of Illinois show that kids with those symptoms, the symptoms get much better with just a little bit of contact with nature in kids as young as 5 years old," he says.Experiencing nature through outdoor play is also the best school for tomorrow's environmentalists, according to musician Chuck Leavell, author of the children's book, Tree Farmer. "It you ask little Johnny where the guitar comes from, he's likely to tell you from the music store," he says. "In fact the guitar comes from a resource of wood. So we want to get these young minds thinking about nature, about how bio-diversity works together. You want to plant this seed and you want to let this see grow and flourish."To get children outdoors, and back to nature, Richard Louv advocates a comprehensive approach. "Parents, grandparents, aunts,uncles and other adults, we need to take kids outdoors ourselves," he says.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My First Giveaway,Enter ! Its cold in South Alabama ,what to do

Hello readers!

UPDATE-jan 29th!!!!

Adding more to the gift box as planned! ;)
thanks for all the entries so far,i enjoy reading all of them and don't forget any comments added to any post up until contest ends count also as long as you mention the giveaway!just say extra entry please...easy as that.

Thanks for coming by...Ok i have been saying that my giveaways would begin in Feb. but i have changed my mind.We shall start now! People it is cold here now..Chance of snow flurries on Sunday.Kids and hubby would love it anyway.I have decided to name my first contest,
''Its cold in south Alabama,what to do GIVEAWAY''
My camera is error'ing on me,hopefully fixed over the weekend and I'll post a pic of the box as it grows.I will update this post and put it on top every time i add something new..

I have a giveaway box and every 10Th comment i will add another gift to it until Jan 31st.may be for the ladies,men,girls,boys,baby,child,home ..most anything.
It will be a nice valentine box of goodies to recieve!
I will place all names with an entry # ,as they come in,then on the 31st at 8 pm , have my grandson Kolby (age 3)draw a name out of a basket.You must leave an email on each post so i know how to contact you.You will have 3 days to notify me or a new name will be drawn!
I will post this contest link to each new post so it will be quickly found.

first entry must be done for all others to count!Tell me where you live and how cold it is!

1 ENTRY---BLOG ABOUT THIS CONTEST LINKING BACK TO ME ,leave a link on this comment so i can easily find it..i will check!
1 Entry---Follow me on twitter-leave your twitter name
1 entry----twitter about this contest and leave me the the link and ur twitter name (can do this once a day!!but come back and leave link each time!)))

1 entry---what are a couple of your hobbies?? sewing,handcrafts,etc.
1 entry ---Become a follower of mine
1 entry---for each comment you make on any of my post up until the deadline.
(don't just say hi,or enter me ..tell me something,anything!!!) and add to the comment to count an entry!!!!
SOOOOOOOOOOOO lots of chances to enter..let it be fun..

So far the goody bag contains.......

1) bar of old fashion lye soap~this is great for bathing as well as cleaning ...just like grandma made!!
2) Scented candles
3) Rubber duckies for the little ones at bathtime!(they are cute ;) )
4.)Lavender Aroma Sticks .. These are great to place around in your home or car.Relaxing scent of lavender,not too strong just right.The pack contains 2 sticks-made by Evergreen research and made with real lavender extract,,,
5)Emergency blanket -authenic adventure gear-made by Texsport.made of polyester material,designed from insulation used in space exploration!They reflect 90% of body heat back to you.These are great little blankets for any emergency or camping...waterproof and windproof..we use this and i do like them!
6)Gift box with 3 mini photo frames from greenbrier-,their special moments memory collection.2 white and i pink..beautful little roses placed on lace..these are nice for valentines day also..
7)waiting for comment 70 (ALMOST THERE!!))
8)waiting for comment 80

Thanks for stopping in...other giveaways added underneath.Remember to right click to remain here until i can get html to work correctly...

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


This evening i came across a blog that list a lot of contest listed as well as some of her own .It was my first visit over at winning mommys.
She also has a post up entitled winning mommys-tips on winning!,it has some great pointers on it..remember above all.follow directions!!!!
so head on over and say hello!Tell her you came over from Simply Southern's! ;)

purple from the heart has a contest up now to win thru the 17th! ..Winner will be announced by Monday, 19 Jan. 2009.

The winner will receive:

1-$25.00 egift card to Land's End
1-$25.00 egift card to Bath and Body Works








Recalls with Pics /CPSC Clarifies-Resellers of Children’s Products,Thrift and consignments stores

Please take a moment to leave a comment.I do enjoy blogging and visiting your's as well.When i come by,expecially when i find something useful for me or informative,i leave a quick hello anyway..just say hello! The blog is larger than usual but i did find this all very important.please remember to right click to stay on this giveaways begin in feb,The more comments begin to start,the larger the prizes..It is up to you guys...
have a great day!!!!!

cpsa gov
January 8, 2009
Release #09-086 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC Clarifies Requirements of New Children’s Product Safety Laws Taking Effect in February
Guidance Intended for Resellers of Children’s Products, Thrift and Consignment Stores
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In February 2009, new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) take effect. Manufacturers, importers and retailers are expected to comply with the new Congressionally-mandated laws. Beginning February 10, 2009, children’s products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per million (ppm) total lead. Certain children’s products manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more than 0.1% of certain specific phthalates or if they fail to meet new mandatory standards for toys.

Under the new law, children’s products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot lawfully be sold in the United States on or after February 10, 2009, even if they were manufactured before that date. The total lead limit drops to 300 ppm on August 14, 2009.

The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers certify that children’s products made after February 10 meet all the new safety standards and the lead ban. Sellers of used children’s products, such as thrift stores and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards.

The new safety law does not require resellers to test children’s products in inventory for compliance with the lead limit before they are sold. However, resellers cannot sell children’s products that exceed the lead limit and therefore should avoid products that are likely to have lead content, unless they have testing or other information to indicate the products being sold have less than the new limit. Those resellers that do sell products in violation of the new limits could face civil and/or criminal penalties.

When the CPSIA was signed into law on August 14, 2008, it became unlawful to sell recalled products. All resellers should check the CPSC Web site ( for information on recalled products before taking into inventory or selling a product. The selling of recalled products also could carry civil and/or criminal penalties.

While CPSC expects every company to comply fully with the new laws resellers should pay special attention to certain product categories. Among these are recalled children’s products, particularly cribs and play yards; children’s products that may contain lead, such as children’s jewelry and painted wooden or metal toys; flimsily made toys that are easily breakable into small parts; toys that lack the required age warnings; and dolls and stuffed toys that have buttons, eyes, noses or other small parts that are not securely fastened and could present a choking hazard for young children.

The agency has underway a number of rulemaking proposals intended to provide guidance on the new lead limit requirements. Please visit the CPSC website at cpscfor more information.


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at
. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to
. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at .
recalls listed here by month and year!!!keep up to date on them.
Here ,readers,are just a few i saw this you have any Of these?look on site for more please..Stay warm and please check on the poor and elderly you may know.Make sure they have some heat,help them if they do not.please don't forget the pets also and any plants you may have out....possible snow flurries here for us on is very cold this morning here in the deep south.Temp was 22 degrees a while ago with wind chill touching single digits i am sure.I am 10 miles over the Florida line in south Alabama..WHERE ARE YOU?how COLD IS IT...
comments welcome,i shall return the visit!!!!
Betty R~Simply Southern


Top Goods Trading Recalls Flashing Pacifiers Due to Choking and Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Flashing Pacifiers

Recalled By One World Technologies Inc. Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Ryobi Corded Circular Saws

Units: About 12,400

Manufacturer: One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Ryobi Corded Circular Saws

Sold at: Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Dillards, Nordstrom, and other specialty stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2007 through November 2008 for about $20.
Rashti & Rashti Expands Recall of Infant Garments Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Taggies™ Sleep'n Play Infant Garments

Units: About 16,000 (an additional 6,200 were recalled on July 1, 2008)

Importer: Rashti & Rashti, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The snaps on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children


Jardine Expands Recall of Cribs Sold by Babies“R”Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Jardine Cribs

Units: About 56,450 (320,000 units were previously recalled in June 2008)

Manufacturer: Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan

Hazard: The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received 19 additional incidents of crib slats breaking. In nine of these incidents, consumers reported that their infant or toddler broke the slat while in the crib. In addition, a 22-month-old child fell through the gap between the crib slats when a slat broke.



Name of Product: Stork Craft Baby Cribs

Units: About 535,000

Manufacturer: Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada

Hazard: The metal support brackets used to support the crib mattress and mattress board can crack and break. When one or more support brackets break, the mattress can collapse and create a dangerous gap between the mattress and crib rails, in which a child can become entrapped and suffocate.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of 10 incidents in which one or more mattress support brackets broke. In several incidents, the support bracket broke causing the mattress to collapse and create a gap between the mattress and crib rails. CPSC received a report of a toddler who sustained bruises to his forehead. In another incident a child reportedly became entrapped in the gap between the mattress and the drop side rail with no injury.

Description: This recall involves Stork Craft Baby cribs. All cribs with manufacturing and distribution dates between May 2000 and November 2008 are included in this recall. The cribs were sold in various styles and finishes. The manufacture date, model number, crib name, country of origin, and the firm’s name, address, and contact information are located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board. The firm’s insignia “storkcraft baby” is inscribed on the drop side teething rail of some cribs.

Sold at: Major retailers including J.C. Penney, Kmart and Walmart stores nationwide and online at,,, and from May 2000 through January 2009 for between $100 and $400.
spider web sun glasses for kids!lead paint,info here


Fisher-Price Recalls Simplicity’s Rainforest™ Portable Play Yards Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Rainforest™ Portable Play Yards manufactured by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc.

Units: About 200,000

Manufacturer: Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc., of Reading, Pa.

(Note: Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. have not responded to CPSC’s request to recall these products nor have they been responsive to consumer complaints recently received.)

Hazard: One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Due to Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. being unresponsive to consumers via their Hotline and Web site, a significant number of complaints were recently reported. There have been at least 1,350 reports of one or more rails collapsing. There were numerous reports of children receiving bumps and bruises when the side rail collapsed. There were five reports of injuries which included a broken nose, a broken wrist, a mild concussion, a cut to the hand which required stitches, and a chipped tooth.

Description: The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet, changing table, and mobile features. The products have a Rainforest™ patterned fabric, Rainforest themed artwork and bear the “Fisher-Price” logo. The Simplicity Inc. model numbers are 5310 RNF, 5310RNFC, and 5310RNFW. The model number is located on a sticker on one of the legs underneath the play yard.

Sold at: Retailers and specialty children's stores nationwide from January 2007 through January 2009 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China


This toaster will shock you!!!
Viking Range Corp. Recalls Toasters Due to Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Four-Slice Electric Toasters

Units: About 10,000

Distributor: Viking Range Corp., of Greenwood, Miss.

Hazard: Wiring inside the toaster can become loose and contact the toaster body, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

kids drum

babies bed

childrens jewelry

just my opinion.....BUT WHY KEEP BUYING THIS STUFF????we all know by now ,maybe soon if we don't,most all this little brightly colored dollar kids jewelry is colored by LEAD!!!!!i know it is cheap and affordable,BUT DEADLY!!!!dont buy this please....
if it says anything but made in usa....I DONT BUY IT!!!!

Evenflo Recalls Majestic™ High Chairs Due to Fall and Choking Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Evenflo Majestic™ High Chairs

Units: About 95,000

Manufacturer: Evenflo Company Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio

Hazard: Plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, posing both fall and choking hazards to children. Plastic caps and screws that become loose and fall out can cause the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall out or collide with objects and suffer broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached plastic caps and metal screws also pose a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 140 reports of seatbacks reclining, falling back and/or detaching unexpectedly, which resulted in at least 47 reports of bumps and bruises to the head, two reports of broken bones, and at least 45 reports of other injuries including abrasions, cuts, and bruises. Evenflo has received more than 1,000 reports of plastic caps and screws falling out of the high chairs, including seven incidents in which caps and screws were found in children’s hands or mouths but were removed before choking occurred.
in: China

Sold at: Xtreme Toy Zone’s Web site from May 2008 through October 2008 for between $15 and $20.
Manufactured in: China

there is another red bronto dino on site...get monry back for these and destroy!!!!

Importer: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.

Hazard: The frame handle could fail to latch properly and break, posing a fall hazard to small children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Phil & Teds Dash Buggy strollers with article #7-1080005 (red) and article #7-10080005 (black). The strollers have a metal frame with three wheels, a cloth seat, and a canopy. The Phil & Teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness. The article number can be found on the safety strap hanging from the handle.

Sold through: Various independent juvenile specialty stores and online from July 2008 through September 2008 for between $500 and $600.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using this stroller immediately and contact the company for a replacement stroller frame.


snow mobiles
Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard
several pictured on site

clothing-strangulation risk

dress up-painted with lead!!!

Manufactured in: Indonesia
toy army men

Name of Product: Army Figures

Units: About 5,400

Importer: OKK Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paint on the face of the Army figures contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves 7 ½ inch tall plastic toy Army figures. The figures are dressed in Army fatigues and have guns.

Sold at: Dollar type retailers and OKK Trading’s Web site from June 2008 through September 2008 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China
Hazard: The helmet’s chinstrap can unexpectedly disengage while in use. If this happens, the helmet can fall off, posing a head and neck injury risk to consumers.MADE IN CANADA

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where are you?~Thursdays Giveaways in Bloggville

Good morning everyone...
Where are you from?What do you see outside?Leave me a comment and let me know..
It is cold here,white frost all around..brr..colder tonight and then again tomorrow night.I think even my Great Pyrenees may want to come in tonight!!! ;0
My fire doesn't want to get started this morning ,so i have the heater in the kitchen running and i plugged in my ''tiny'' electric heater in here with me.When Jeff is here he is up all times of the night adding logs to the fire when it is cold,not me...I wrap warmly and i am sleeping till the clock goes off!usually there are still lots of hot coals and the fire is crackling in a matter of minutes but not this ok....We are in the deep south,southern Alabama and it's like 25 degrees this morning.They say maybe will reach 40 with a 10-20 mph wind out of the north.colder tomorrow and tomorrow night.I have been seeing on the news and weather all the stuff u guys are having the farther north up you go!Please be careful,,,dress as warmly as possible and watch for friends,kids,elderly and pets..pipes me a comment and let me know where you are and what the weather is like there to have some pics,share them if you wouldn't mind them being posted to do,animals,ice,snow ,cold...doesn't matter..thanks a lot guys..don't forget ..giveaways from here start next month...(mine) so be a follower on twitter or here on blog ,rss...any of the above ..i do appreciate it...

be warm and God bless///contest giveaways from around the bog here for you to enter!!!

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

an ordinary life has for all of us to win(well 1) GUITAR HERO!!
Guitar Hero: World Tour Guitar Bundle for Xbox 360--a music game fan, but he does love this game. And the songs rock!

The Guitar Hero World Tour set list is comprised entirely of master recordings from some of the greatest artists of all-time including Van Halen, Linkin Park, The Eagles, and Sublime. There are over 85 tracks, plus frequent downloadable singles and track packs. In addition to the killer track list, the game will feature rock icons such as Hayley Williams of Paramore and Travis Barker.
It’s fun for game lovers of all ages. We’ve played this game and love it. It’s one of the best games to play with your buddies. (or so says Ordinary Dad)
Win IT!

One winner will receive the Guitar Hero: World Tour Guitar Bundle for Xbox 360.

To enter you MUST follow Ordinary Dads rules: “Kristin's

what to do?First head over there ,,lol..contest ends jan above at an ordinary life..

thisfullhouse is giving away !!!!!!!
To help promote the New Xbox Experience (an on-demand, high-definition and social network, all in one game system) one very, VEry, VERy, VERY lucky reader will receive an Xbox 360 ELITE, including a black wireless controller, a black headset, an HDMI cable, two video games (LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and Kung Fu Panda) along with Xbox Silver and 1 month free Gold Membership, courtesy of Microsoft Corporation - you can check out the FULL package, here - how cool is that?!? Makes it feel sort of like Christmas, all over again.

Because, we roll like that.

(Retail Price: $399.00)
10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20th
lolabboutique The winner of this FAB giveaway gets to choose from one of
two choices!
First Choice: A lovely surprise package directly from Lola B's Boutique .
I will wrap up a mix of delightful products and send it right to you...
worth $150.
Second Choice: A one full room styling package.
Let me help you with any questions regarding
colors, furniture placement, and styling.
worth $200.
contest ends jan 20th!
YOU JUST MUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL PEICES SHE HAS IN THE BOUTIQUE!!I just love her peices..but then i am a vintage freak!!! i would love to win this package...
About Cheap Mobiles To celebrate the official launch of the About Cheap Mobiles blog, the best place to find out how to get the very most from your mobile phone, we are proud to announce our first blogger’s competition.
THEY have $100 in prize money up for grabs for one lucky blogger - and it could be the easiest money you’ve ever made.
To stand a chance of winning the cash CLICK ABOVE ON LINK!


org.junkie reviews-enter here
Today Karen and Gail are giving away a copy of their book though to one lucky reader! So if you are thinking about moving anytime soon then you'll want to put your name in for sure. All you have to do is just leave a comment below before Monday, January 19th
Do you save anduse coupons like me?If so this is surely a contest for you..I am in on this one...I used some of the coupons i had on hand yesterday and saved 8 bucks on 4 items!I just grabbed a few things at the dollar hard as money is now,if you are not already using coupons,you may want to start!!!
mom saves money
Here we go again, coupon giveaway #5 is now open! This time I have over 100 manufacturer's coupons with a value of more than $130! All valid until February 5, 2009 or later.
To kick off organizing for the New Year, I put together some Happy New Year List + Date Planner stamp sets. Basically that’s a really long title for getting our The Make-a-List To Do List Stamp, The Make-a-List To Plan Stamp, stamp pad, perfectly sized notebook and really cool twig pencil to get you making lists all throughout the year



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

DIY crayola crayons~Giveaways,

Homemade crayola's..sound like fun?These are soooo easy to make readers and fun too!Just ask your kids..They can have fun and get clean too.I would like to take time as well to thank a few blogs that i have won giveaways at the last couple months before the recipe.I thank God as well!!YEP...i pray when i do contest and ask for blessings on them..Take a moment and go by and say hello.These are all wonderful blogs.I added these on here to encourage you to look at other bloggers blogs ,meet some really nice folks,gather info and maybe win something you or a family member needs!I only enter the ones i could use at home or a family member.Don't just enter just to do it.Leave the one's you can't use for others please..just tell them hello and spread the news!Make sure you visit the sponsor's ,without them the reviews and giveaways could not happen at all!!!
Good luck and have fun!

won Fast Fixin giveaway at princess goes bloggin!thanks shannon

won a super 5mp digital camera from parent reviewers!thanks elina

won a Kung Fu Panda activity cd from Finding Bonggamom's 12 Days of Christmas giveaways.thnx bonggamom!

won Little House" DVD giveaway from apparantly speaking ,thnx jackie!
won the Ferrero Chocolates ~ thanks to an island life-kilani!
won a Star Kids travel tray~thnx to Susannah Manalo
at the funky monkey!

Creation By Design Trading Cards ,thnx to brandy at savin some!

won some coupons and Tan-Tastic Tangrams!!thnx to april at once upon a qpon
won a precious girls package!thnx to not so blog blog

won an inku book calendar from colleenstearns.blogspot-thanks

won glade plug in from mom on a mission 12 days of christmas,thanks!

Thanks to all of you....
May god bless us all and everyone try and stay warm
Don't forget to thank God For your blessings today...yea you do,,everyone has grace from day to day..sometimes we have to look hard...;)

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


Homemade Bath Crayons

1 bar Ivory soap
Warm water
Food coloring

Grate the bar of soap. You'll need about 1 cup of soap shavings. I use Ivory because it's very mild. It's what Grace's dermatologist recommended, and it's what we use at home. Unfortunately, there isn't a short cut to the grating, unless you use a food processor. You can't use detergent or powdered soap. They're too harsh.

Add food coloring and warm water, a few tablespoons at a time, to the soap shavings and mix until it forms a thick dough. You can add more water or soap shavings to get the right consistency.
Once the dough is firm, you can shape it into crayons by hand or press it into candy molds. I made ours into little cigars so that they'd be easy for Grace to handle.
At this point, you can leave the crayons out to dry and harden. Amy from MomAdvice puts hers in the freezer for 10 minutes or so, and then leaves them out to dry after that.


You probably want to test the crayons on your bathtub and other surfaces before you unleash the children with them. Make sure they rinse off.
Ditto with your skin. I learned that one for you.
I found some neon food coloring at my grocery store that is splendid. I love it.
If you want to make your crayons different colors (as opposed to all one color as in the instructions above), you can separate the soap shavings into smaller chunks, and mix each with water and food coloring to get the right consistency.
If you're interested, you can get real crayon-shaped molds at the craft store.
When you're all done, take some pictures! I'd love to see them.

Crayola recipe borowed from Feels Like Home Blog


Make sure you stay warm and check on the elderly,poor and pets!Protect home as much as u can afford from the cold weather.wrap up snug and warm at night,drip the pipes.

follow my blog to keep up with updates and follow me on Twitter(link on side).i shall return the follow!Thanks to all my readers,comments and emails.
Win from the funky monkey! Here is your chance to own an organic blanket set from Rock Candy Music & Gift! You get to choose the style of blanket!
This giveaway ends on January 20th and is open to U.S. and CANDADIAN residents.**organic and made in the USA!!!!

while you are there make sure you check these giveaways she is having as well!some are ending very soon!Hurry
All Star Buddies--ends today!
Cricket & Monkey
Casbah Kitten
The Safe Sippy
KP Creations
Tiny Tag Designs
cmarchuska -ends the 16th!
Journal Buddies
Funky Monkey Snacks
Rock Candy Music & Gift
two of a kind working on a full house-enter here
WIN IT!! ends feb. 1st
Boon is offering one of my readers a Potty Bench!!!

While you are there enter to win the boon frog pond as well!The Frog Pod is simply amazing! It makes bath time cleanup so simple! I don't know about you, but we have so many toys that are always floating around in our bathtub! With the Frog Pod, you simply scoop up the toys and hang it on the wall! The water drains out from the holes and keeps your toys and bathtub clean!

To mount the Frog Pod, you can use suction cups, adhesive strips, or screws! It holds up to 10 pounds when using the adhesive strips, and 20 pounds when using the screws==valued at 34.99! ends feb 2nd!
win the frog pond at working on a full house!
other goodies she has up!
Box Of My Fruit Roll-Ups
Snack And Play Travel Tray
Zipper Bottom Bag
Diaper Case
Sock Grams-TWO Winners
bargainbriana One lucky reader is going to be able to choose one pair of shoes from the Fall Collection in the size of their choice! ends jan 23rd at 8 am!!!
ohsheglows presents to you the 1st official Honest Foods Contest Giveaway!

This is the first in a series of exciting Honest Foods giveaways.

She Scribes
shescribes wina set of bible trading cards!!! nice, from mybiblecards . you will love the graphics on site too!!!!! bookmark this one....






Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stimulus Package Needed, But Won’t End It~ Blogger Giveaways

Good Afternoon Friends,
Well i took a load of stuff up to julie and darrell's,afterwards i went to the Dr. with Rita to carry Kolby.They seem to think he has add.He is 3 and 1/2 now.He is very loud and sometimes a littl out of control.He almost demands your attention and he is real bad at it with his mom.There is more but that is another
Br. Bhang put him on a light med just to see if it helps,said it would help him sleep better we shall see.Neither of us like the idea of medding him up and we won't but maybe it will help a little before he gets older and it is worse.Keep Kolby in your prayers if you would.i do thank you.

Found this nfo on the stimulus package ,i thought i'd share with you.What do you think about this?
have a great night,giveaway listings on bottom!Thanks for the comments and emails..thanks to you followers as well...;)

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

Today Ben Bernanke talked about the stimulus package currently being discussed by President-elect Obama and his incoming administration. He believes it will help, but that it won’t be enough to bring a lasting recovery. From the International Herald Tribune:

The chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, said Tuesday that the fiscal stimulus package currently being discussed by the incoming U.S. administration would help revive the economy but would not be enough to bring a lasting recovery.
“Fiscal actions are unlikely to promote a lasting recovery unless they are accompanied by strong measures to further stabilize and strengthen the financial system,” Bernanke said in a speech at the London School of Economics. “A modern economy cannot grow if its financial system is not operating effectively.”

Bernanke said the Federal Reserve still has “powerful tools” at its disposal to stem the financial crisis even after lowering its benchmark interest rate virtually to zero in December.
The economic outlook has continued to worsen even after the Treasury’s injection of about $250 billion into the banking sector, and Bernanke said that more capital injections and guarantees might become necessary.
He also outlined several options to help financial institutions with their troubled and hard-to-value assets, which continue to be a barrier to improving private investment flows.

Among the options, he mentioned the public purchase of troubled assets, providing asset guarantees and the creation of a so-called bad bank.
Bernanke reiterated the need for “stronger supervisory and regulatory systems,” while being careful not to introduce rules that would “forfeit economic benefits of financial innovation and market discipline.”
Is it just me or do these guys all sound like they’re really not sure what to do to turn things around? Are they just trying a bit of this, and a bit of that - hoping that something will stick? That’s the feeling I’m getting.
On Monday, In his final news conference before leaving office, President Bush defended the stimulus package as necessary:
President Bush stood by his decision to support the U.S. Treasury Department’s injection of billions of dollars into the economy to unfreeze the financial markets.
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eNTER Bongga Finds 12 days of giveaways that are in progress now!I just won a panda cd that the boys will surely enjoy!!THANKS BONGGA FINDS!!!!head over there and get in on the giveaways!

bonggafinds 12th day giveaway!enter
Our final winner of the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway series will receive a copy of Ralphina, the Roly-Poly(value $24.95). No, not Rolie Polie Olie, this is a story about another kind of Roly Poly my kids love -- the real kind.

Did you know that roly-poly bugs are part of the crustacean family? Or that they breathe through gills? These are just some of the fun roly-poly facts I learned when I read Ralphina, The Roly-Poly, a charmingly illustrated book by artist and former teacher Claudia Chandler.ends jan 18th

petsugar Pet is giving away five $100 spending sprees at Mascot
A Family Completed has a review and giveaway of Let's Get Ready Books. Shes offering both Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten & First Grade,from cedar valley publishing
Ends 1/25 Open Worldwide
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As a parent of a toddler who is in the beginning phases of potty training, I know that the day I throw away that last diaper will be a celebration in our household. I’m going to throw a party for my husband and I when we make it through to the other side. Someone once told me that everybody they’ve ever known is potty trained, which means that our chances of being successful with our son are pretty much guaranteed. In February, I’ll be starting a new series on potty training. Some of you may look with anticipation, while others may dread this developmental stage. Come back starting February 2 for articles, tips, interviews, product picks and giveaways.
Spread the word and gain up to 2 extra entries for each giveaway. You can place the cute little button hubby made on your blog through February 6 and/or tweet about the event. Be sure to place the permalink of your blog (or blog post) and/or tweet in the Mister Linky below. If you have any questions, feel free to email me
rockinmama-enter here Win It! 5 lucky readers will win a copy of Meerkat Manor-from meerkats!. ends jan 27th..
Rockin Mama

BarefootMommies-win it! XShot is offering to give one BarefootMommies reader a chance to win an X SHOT 2.0! I woud like to get this...i have hardly any pics with me and the grands because i take most of the pics!! ;( i need this!!hurry ends jan27th
check out the other contest whie there also!
Neat Solutions Review/Giveaway - 1/27
The Bumble Collection Review/Giveaway - 1/27
dapple Review/Giveaway - 1/26 -green cleaning!
The Original Pot-Tee Prize Grab Bag Potty Training System 1-26
LoveCharmz Review/Giveaway - 1/26 --Dangle bracelet with circle photo charm ( heavy chain) , nickel sized circle, heavy cable chain, sterling silver, adjustable 7-8"
Priced at $130!!
Just Be Review/Giveaway - 1/26 - win a t-shirt of your choice

lifestarringellieandeve has several contest going on now!!!
info on website about them all!!here is what she has now to giveaway!!!
1>Hasboro Tooth Tunes GIVEAWAY!!! ENDS JAN 15th
2>KAH Couture and Baby Things By Jessica GIVEAWAY!!!
Win a handcrafted wipes case and paci clip from KAHCouture as well as a pair of baby shoes of your choice from Baby Things By Jessica
3>HomeStudio2 GIVEAWAY!!!
You have a chance to win a songbird pocket mirror and a set of 6 magnets from HomeStudio2.ENDS JAN 18TH AT 8:00 AM EST
4>Carry You GIVEAWAY!!!
Enter to win your choice of any stroller accessory made by Carry You! jan 20
5>Enter to win a Valentine's onesie from Happy Panda ends jan 19th
6>Enter to win a Yummy Mummy pouch from Bambina ends jan 21

drinktoglow-enter here
win this!!!!
camp for Butts box from Mama Mio
Jakfish hoody
Stott Pilates Prenatal and Post-Natal Pilates DVDs
Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga (and Short Forms) DVDs from Jennifer Wolfe
Total Value = over $300!
ends jan 31~