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.
read more here


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
A family completed
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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~

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jesus~the peace in the storm/ monday giveaways

evening readers,,i will be updating the post through the evening with contest on bottom,so stay tuned.When trials or worries want to weigh me down,i always ask Jesus to be the Peace in my Storms,i saw this ..It is so beautiful i wanted to share with you.borrowed from melashenko ...
Betty r.~Simply Southern


"Peace In The Midst Of The Storm"

When the world that I've been living in collapses at my feet
When my life is shattered and torn
Though I'm windswept and battered, I can cling to His cross
And find peace in the midst of the storm

There is peace in the midst of my storm-tossed life
Oh, there's an anchor, there's a rock to cast my faith upon
Jesus rides in my vessel, so I'll fear no alarm
He gives me peace in the midst of my storm

When in twenty-four short hours, years of living are brought to moments
And when life's final picture is taking form
In the dark room of my suff'ring there's a light comes shining through! (shining through)
He gives me peace in the midst of my storm

For there is wonderful peace in the midst of my storm-tossed life
Oh, there's an anchor, there's a rock to cast my faith upon
Jesus rides in my vessel, so I'll fear no alarm
He gives me peace in the midst, perfect peace in the midst
Peace in the midst of my storm, peace in the storm


style list

One lucky winner will receive

Monica's gorgeous Image Case


Here are some details about this

amazing piece:

-Sterling silver
-Crafted in signature floral

-Charm is 1" X 11/16"
-Cord is 16" black leather
-To be worn image side down,
keeping photo close to your heart
The comment must be left before JAN 16TH!

DCRose at All About Cakes is having a fantastic giveaway in honor of her 100th post!

She is giving away a Betty Crocker 200 Piece Decorator Kit!!
(Actually 200 pieces because she added an extra set)

The amazing 100 Piece Betty Crocker® Decorator Kit includes everything you need to create beautiful, perfectly decorated cakes and desserts, just like a professional. The secret is in the multi-directional applicator. Simply insert the disposable bag, fill with icing, attach the nozzle, and select the perfect applicator tip. Then, just point and squeeze. It's so easy, you can do it with one hand! But that is not all! She ordered the bonus set too! So in addition you get:
*60 more bags
*20 decorator sculpting combs
*6 large tips
*5 new stencils
*Carrying case
*Storage bag for letter tiles
*Tri star tip and more

Entries are accepted until January 30th, 2009

This lady has some mouth watering recipes on her site,look them over and do some baking!!! I want to try orange zest cake..yum yum..
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!!! DCRose at All About Cakes-enter here

Just wanted to introduce you here to a fellow blogger! native american momma She has a very comfy blog and she also does graphics and designs..check her out!

ragggedyangel You can win an electric tart warmer, framed stitchery, and a pack of soy melts in the scent of your choice..This is a very cute set!So head over and enter.

1stopmomgiveaways-enter here
Coombs Family Farms Maple Syrup Review and Giveaway ..How would you like to try some organic pancake mix and pure maple syrup from Coombs Family Farms? Thanks to Momfuse, 2 readers will win a gift box from Coombs Family Farms,,yum,yum...
1stopmomgiveaways-win uncle bobs here How would you like to win 2 bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce? Country Bob is generously giving 2 readers two bottles of All Purpose Sauce each
themomreviews they have a wonderful giveaway for you, one (1) lucky reader will get a $50 gift certificate to use at Tiny Prints!! Thank you!

Therapeutic Reviews and Giveaways
shane-natalie-enter to win this beautiful jewelry package here!
In honor of Paisley Lane's first clearance sale shes having a sweet giveaway. she is giving away a package full of Paisley Lane jewelry made especially for the winner. The package will include a necklace and earring set, a bracelet and earring set and three pairs of earrings. (Including the sterling silver earrings shown on site .) Total prize worth over $100. Pick some pieces for you and some to give as gifts throughout the year. better hurry! ends jan 19th!


You really need to head over to chrysti's ! you can win Michele Beschen's Courage to Create with Paint DVD,Michele Beschen's Courage to Create with Jewelry DVD
,YBNRML Leather Cuff Bracelet SIGNED by Michele,New Brunswick retro license plate belt buckle- SIGNED by Michele!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Heating cost,Ramblings and Giveaways

Happy Lord's Day readers!
I hope your weekend is going well.Mine is good,could feel better..but....The boys are with their mom this weekend since i have felt bad so had some me time.Most of that was spent on
The rain came in last night for a few hours and now the cold will move in during the day.Suppose to be yucky all this week with everyday being a little colder than the last right on thru sunday.I don't know about you but i am ready for spring.aaahh yes..Flowers blooming,the gardening,herbs all around.My time of year.Everything is renewed.
Not too mention the heat cost.I am gratedul i have a fireplace.So cutting wood is my hardest part but so many people rely on oil and propane.It is so high.I am pretty sure there are a lot of people who can't afford to stay warm this year and my heart goes out to them.The electricity bill for a central unit is unreal as well.Maybe things will get better down the road and they will if it is not time for the lord to return.If it is ....well it will get better when he gets here.. ;)
Contest and giveaways below readers..please leave me a comment and i'll return the favor...
>>>>>update:::just got in from Church and it was great!Nothing like the support and love of your church family.Some bad news i found out another friend has lung cancer!That is three now...;( way too many chemicals and additives were poured out on my generation! ..jim,he is 50.charles is 51 and linda is 45...sad sad....too much cancer everywhere!!!say a prayer if you would for them..

Have a great Day and God Bless..

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

The Story Siren HAS AN AWESOME SET OF BOOKS UP! make sure you go by and enter to get your hands on these.One lucky winner will be the owner of not one, but three books! Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study all by Maria V. Snyder!ends march 1st!
Macleanspace announced is the very first MacLeanSpace contest! Comment there (or anywhere on the blog) between now and January 15th to be entered to win a signed ARC of the book, The Season!
Win a handmade doll from cathroncountrydesigns ends next sunday
Win a TuTu from patrizziagundich . all ends the 19th!
maricelv is celebrating her one year blog and giving her readers some nice crafts! check her out!ends jan 15th
robolady has a 400th Post give Away!
What are they going to give away???
a RoboJunker Calendar, Valued at 14.50 this is a cool,calendar!Full of beautiful color photo's taken by fellow junkers, in their junking travels.
sherrifoxman win either bush or obama inauguration-day party goodies-ends jan 13th!
theysayimnuts-enter here (from the site!!!))
Ok, Here is post #100. And my new look for my blog for 2009. I hope you like it. I enjoyed the energy that it seemed to have. Let me know if there are elements I should add or that you have links to that I may enjoy. Thanks.

So for #100 I have to give you a little something.
So I propose to give you 100 items. Yes 100!
This is a grab box of 100 things. It will be an assortment of things that even I am unsure of at this time. I will let this drawing take place on the 15th of January 2009. That gives me two weeks to come up with 100 things. HA HA.In the meantime I will start your box of 100 things. I know there will be chocolate in it. Oh how we love chocolate! And I am sure that I can add a few more exciting things. Hummm, dvds, candles, coffee, tea, books, bath goodies.......the list could go on and on. What do you want in your box of 100 items? I think I need to get a really big box.

enter above on link
poprs.blogspot we're picking Five Grand Prize Winners. Each winner scores a complete set of Pop'rs...All Eight Flavors! ...and T-Shirts for the family!
ends tonight,,hurry!
barelydomesticmama Want to win a shirt from Trendy Tadpole?!
One winner will receive a shirt of their choice!
Barely Domestic Mama
thelook4less win a giant city handbag!ends jan 16th
hongkiat.comwin flash banner creator
BannerSnack is an online tool that allow users to create banners (flash banners in particular) easily and export them in .SWF format. Even if you barely know Adobe Flash, you too can have a attractive flash banner. BannerSnack make text effects, transitions and other animations easy. Check out more examples of what you can do with BannerSnack.

And for every good web tool, there’s free tryout and paid version. BannerSnack is no different, but here at Hongkiat, we are giving out 5 BannerSnack Premium Plus memberships (worth $149/year) to readers. You might also want to compare what premium plus can do apart from the rest.enter above.Contest ends next Monday, 19th January.

precious peas is having a Disney Celebration and is giving away a darling Minnie Outfit of your choice to one lucky reader. For your chance to win visit Snuggle Bug Baby Boutique (click on link above)jan 17th deadline

======================================================== the giveaway!
Win It:
LittleMissMatched has provided a special treat for not one, but TWO of my readers. Two readers will get to pick out their very own 3-pack of funkalicous miss-matched socks for their baby or toddler.
3kidsandus win the New Moon Girls Membership Package! Ends 1/15

copycatforest win an awesome book,choclate,coffee warmer and a bookmark! (((((this is definately a contest for me readers!!!)i am crossing fingers on this one..;) ends jan 16
"Bring in the Twilight" New Years Giveaways! For the next 6 weeks (and maybe more) I will be hosting 2 giveaways a week showcasing the most fabulous Twilight shops.

www.TwiLightations-enter here HAS A SUPER PARTY GOING ON! todays contest is sponsored by Jennifer who owns a shop called Dee Designs. The prize? Your choice from her shop!! That is an amazing prize!!ends January 15th
whie you are there enter the other contest as well!
win a handmade sign!
mommygoggles Would you like to win an
8GB SanDisk Cruzer Gator USB Flash Drive? then click for mommy goggles!