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Monday, November 29, 2010

November is Adoption Month!

How very fitting that November is National Adoption Month and in our family we end this month of Thanksgiving with the birthday of our beautiful daughter. She was born and joined our family through the wonderful blessing of adoption 8 years ago!

I am so grateful for adoption and for the blessings that I have in my two amazing kids!

A few weeks ago I was sent a book via The book is called "Adopted Ed" and it was written by Darren Maddern.

It is a great book! It would be a great read for any family who has been touched by adoption. The book discusses birth, childhood, dealing with bullies who are calling the child names because he is adopted, and then the eventual desire to meet his birth family.

There was one line that I really laughed at! Ed was dealing with the bullies and he said, "My parents chose me, yours were stuck with you." I thought that was funny.

Anyway.... I liked the book, it is something that I plan on reading and discussing with my kids. I think they will like the fact that it rhymes like a Dr. Seuss book and the illustrations are colorful and eye catching.

Here is a link to buy the book!!

Friday, November 26, 2010


With the help of I have selected a winner for the movie night. The winner is Utah Mommy!!! I will contact you to get your mailing address!!

There are some more GREAT giveaways on the horizon!!! Stay tuned!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Free Movies On Us! A Great Giveaway!!!

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A winner will be announced momentarily.

Starting in November, you can receive a free movie ticket when you purchase two specially marked packages of Big G cereals including Honey Nut Cheerios® (17 oz.), Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Lucky Charms® (16 oz.), Trix® (14.8 oz) and Reese’s Puffs® cereal (18 oz.).

After purchasing two participating cereals, visit to enter the unique code found inside each box of cereal and print your free Movie Cash certificate (good for one admission of up to a $12 value at participating theatres). To find a participating theater in your area, log onto

So I would like to offer something great to you!! With the help of General Mills, I am able to offer one lucky reader a amazing prize pack which includes 2 boxes of General Mills Cereal AND 4- $12.oo Movie Cash Vouchers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To be entered for you chance to win: For 1 entry: Leave a comment telling me which cereals are you looking forward to purchasing to earn e-movie cash.

For 1 entry: Leave a comment telling me how you like to make movie nights special for your family.

For 1 entry: Leave a comment telling me what movie you are excited to see this holiday season.

For 1 entry: Follow this blog!

For 1 entry: Link to this giveaway on your own Facebook page

For 2 More Entries: Blog about this giveaway on your own blog

Please leave a comment for each entry! If you are entering because of a link you have posted somewhere please leave a link in the comment. Also, I need your email address so that I can notify the winner.

On Black Friday I will RANDOMLY select a winner!

Good Luck!!

General Mills provided me with information and giveaway items (e.g. movie cash certificates, cereal, etc.) through MyBlogSpark

Norah Jones - Featuring

I got my copy of the new Norah Jones a couple of weeks ago. I actually was lucky enough to get a preview copy! I have to say we LOVE it!!

The name of the album is "Featuring" and all of the tracks she recorded with another artist! I love the song "Baby It's Cold Outside" she sang with Willie Nelson! She also has a great song with Dolly Parton!

But it's not all country! She sings with The Foo Fighters OutKast and MORE!!!

Check it out!
Thank you One2One Network for letting be part of this album launch!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Holy CSN Batman!!!!!!

Have you ever heard of this?

Did you know?

CSN is comprised of over 200 online stores, selling everything from children's backpacks to cookware!!

I have been checking out some of their great stores! is by far one of my favorites! They have lots of cool gadgets and great cookware! I love that you can find items that are also sold on TV and great brands from people like Rachael Ray! They even offer free shipping on many items!

I am at a point where I need to start replacing some of the bakeware that I got when we got married. I have my eyes on some of these:

I am so excited that I found this site!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fiber One Winner

Sorry to the delay in posting this! My sweet grandma passed away and I am just trying to get caught up!

The randomly selected winner is:

Giant Sis

I have sent you an email!

Keep your eyes open coming up soon! We will be talking about the newly updated CandyLand game!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Yahooooo!!! I am so excited to hear..........

Norah Jones has a new album that will be in stores on November 16th!! I am super excited for it! The title is "Featuring", it is a star-studded collection of Norah Jones’ musical collaborations from the past decade.

The 18 songs on the album include duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast to the Foo Fighters. The tracks on …Featuring span her entire career, from one of her earliest recording sessions (a version of Roxy Music’s “More Than This” with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001) to her most recent performance, a song called “Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John” that she cut with Belle and Sebastian, which will also appear on their new album.

“It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire,” says Jones. “It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you're doing something with another artist. You don't know what to expect—it's kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate.”
Also included are recordings by some of Jones’s own bands and side projects (The Little Willies and El Madmo), and performances with artists that she’s toured with including M. Ward, Sasha Dobson, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Songs on …Featuring range from classics recorded by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, and Roy Orbison to new material by such wide-ranging innovators as Ryan Adams and Q-Tip.

So yeah! I am SOOOOOOOO excited!!!

This is my personal opinion and I am entered to win a gift card through One2One Network by participating in the promotion of this album.

Fiber One Giveaway Extended!!!

Okay -- so I totally dropped the ball getting the word out on this I have extended it until Friday November 5th!!!

Here are the details..