Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winner of the Newport News Clothing-Top

Since I might not have steady internet access a soon as I get home (at in laws right now) I've decided to end the giveaway now and choose the winner via

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Winner of this giveaway is Franstuff who said:

Ok, this would be my second entry, although I think this is the one I should have done first...grin. I did the other one only scant minutes ago, so I am sure you will see what I mean....

I left a nice long comment on the photo frame giveaway that I ran into, which I believe qualifies me also for an entry in this contest.

Thank you again for all of the hard work you must have to do to create such a beautiful blog. I am very new to the whole blogging thing, but am finding people to be very nice, and mostly things are easy to figure out. I have started my own modest blog, will find a direction for it to go soon.

Congratulations Franstuff!!
I will be Emailing you shortly, Please reply withing 48 hours, I really would like you to have this to wear to work!! ;)

Those who didn't win, check out the giveaway for the Porcelain Frame!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Very First Giveaway!

I've been trying to find the time to post this giveaway but it seems as if there aint' enough hours in a day to complete everything on my to do list. Now that my son is on Thanksgiving vacation, I can kick back on this cold Monday afternoon and post. So, I let my mom know about the giveaways and the reviewing and the moms and the dads and Twitter and the stories and all the greatness that comes in blogging. After I explained everything in detail and answered all her rhetorical questions, she gave me something that she purchased earlier this week and asked me to use this item as my very first giveaway. She's absolutely lovely.So, here we got a BRAND NEW 100% Cotton White long sleeve top W/peeking shoulders and slim ruffled hem in XL by Newport News-Women's Clothing.

(Sorry about the bad lighting and the generic pictures, I couldn't find any advertising of the top on their website anymore.) :P
To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment on any of my other blog entries, make sure you let me know you're commenting for an entry. Come back to this post and let me know that you have.

*Extra Entries*:
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*2-Add my button to your sidebar

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*Follow this blog!

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*Tweet about this giveaway (if you follow on twitter)

*3 Extra entries if you blog about this giveaway with a link back to my blog(make sure you leave the link to where you blogged in the comment.)

Good Luck to all who enter. Contest will end December 14th @ midnight PST. I will announce the winner on December 15th. Everyone is welcome to enter, winner will be chosen via

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fly Me to the Moon 3D DVD Giveaway!

One Book Two Book has THREE copies to give away.

A $25.99 Value

Contest ends on: Dec. 7, 2008 and a random winner will be announced the following day.

Three young flies set off on a courageous mission to become the first insects on the moon by hitching a ride on the historic Apollo 11 space flight.

$100 Home Depot GC! is giving away a $100 Home Depot gift card as part of their Three Gs For The Holidays event! Click on over right now to get in on fun giveaways, get shopping ideas from their Gift Guide, and learn how you can help children in need this holiday season!

Rakkiddo Show Wheel! is giving away a Rakkiddo Shoe Organizing Wheel as part of their Three Gs For The Holidays event! Click on over right now to get in on fun giveaways, get shopping ideas from their Gift Guide, and learn how you can help children in need this holiday season!

The Snow Queen book Giveaway

The Snow Queen is an enchanting fairy tale about a little girl's journey to find and save the boy she loves. It's an adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale and it is beautifully illustrated. It's a hardback with a pretty partially see-thru plastic protective sleeve. The storybook is written in chapters and suitable for children (especially little girls) ages 6 and up. It has some potentially scary parts so an adult might need to preview it first.

mmies With Cents & Candlewick Press have teamed up and is offering one Lucky Mommies with Cents reader a Copy of The Snow Queen. This giveaway is open until December 1oth-You wouldn't want to miss your chance at winning this amazin' book. Hurry up-not much time left!!

Flip Video Camera

The Flip Ultra has 2GB of storage so you can shoot up to 1 hour of DVD quality footage! Simple to use - point and shoot. When you're ready to upload your video all you do is "flip" out the USB and plug it into your computer! It comes with its own software for editing and saving. Video has never been easier!

Something Snappy has a Ultra Flip Video Camera up for giveaway! Celebrating her birthday giveaway style-Something Snappy will have an awesome item to giveaway everyday for the next two weeks! You wouldn't want to miss this!! Head on over to Something Snappy for your chance to win something amazin'.

The boy in the striped pajamas.

Me and my mom agreed to read the book before going to watch the movie. I finished reading the book the same day I started.( 2 weeks ago) Right after I put it down my mom picked it up and started on it, she just finished reading it today! So now that she's finally done, we have our date set to watch the movie this Thursday at 2:55pm! I'm so excited I cant wait!!

It is one of the most moving and remarkable films about childhood I’ve ever seen. The setting of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is as grim as it gets, but the perspective is a magical piece of cinema. Bruno is the eight-year-old son of a Nazi officer, and the curious eyes and ears of Mark Herman’s gripping story. When his father is promoted from a desk job in Berlin to commanding a death camp in the middle of nowhere, Bruno can’t fathom the sudden frosty tension between his parents, or why he is forbidden to visit the strange “farm” with the electric fences.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Be Apart of the Ellen Show!!

I absolutely love Ellen DeGeneres!
And I cant seem to get enough of her show. I don't watch too much TV since I'm pretty occupied throughout the day but when I do have time, I always watch the Ellen Show. Me and my Mom love her, she's hysterical and she's so funny and so alive that she makes me envy the audience because they're there and I'm not. LOL
As we all know this is the time of The Ellen DeGeneres 12 Days of Giveaways and as I watch her announce the items that her lucky audience members get to have, I cant help the fact that I tear up because I can just imagine how happy and excited they must be. So instead of feeling sorry for myself I logged on to the show's website and entered to win VIP tickets to one of Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways show!

So, if you're a fan of Ellen like myself then go for your chance to witness those fantastic dance moves of hers! IN PERSON!! :)

Personalize a book for your kids!


Frugal mommy of 2 girls is giving away a personalized book by K-Plus Krafts!!
Wouldn't you just love to see your kids face bright up when they hear their name being read to them-in a book!?
I know I would sure love to.
For more information on these wonderful books and other cool stuff, check out K-Plus Krafts!
For your chance to enter into this contest, visit Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls!

Giveaway ends December 15th-Good Luck!

Win 3 Virtual Pets!

I am Harriet is holding a giveaway for 3 Virtual Pets as a part of her Birthday Celebration!
If your kids cant have real pets then virtual pets is the way to go!
I know my son would be grateful to have any pet, so I entered. :)
Giveaway ends on December 15th-
hurry on over to get your entries in, not much time left!

Don't forget to wish Harriet a very Happy Birthday on December 14th!

Friday, December 5, 2008

An Ordinary Life-Giveaway

An Ordinary Life has 2 fantastic 'boy toys' up for a giveaway.
1. Dart Tag
2. NERF N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 Blaster.

My son has been asking about BOTH these toys non-stop. I would absolutely love to get win these for him. For your chance to win, you know you have to visit An Ordinary Life for more details on how to enter. Giveaway ends on December 15th--Good Luck!

Baby Alive Giveaway!

Amanda's got it going on with the giveaways!
MommyMandy is hosting a giveaway for this cute little baby doll-Baby Alive Learns to Potty Doll! How awesome would it be to have this under your Christmas tree for a special little girl in your life? Pretty cool eh??..Well, for your chance to win head on over to Amanda's.

Mommymandy's Giveaway!!

Amanda has generously offered ONE reader the chance to win this ridiculously awesome V-Tech KidArt Studio. This is a wonderful, my son loves taking random pictures of peoples feet (?) his own feet, the tv screen and for some reason the carpet. I love letting my son explore with the possibility of taking an amazing photo graph but it takes FOREVER to delete the pictures from my memory card. He also at one point had a Fisher Price Digital Camera for kids but I personally think that it sucked! The LCD screen was very tiny and blurry at that. So, with that being said, I have entered this giveaway with the hopes of winning this fantabulous gift for my son. I would love to see him further his creativity and I think this is exactly what he needs! For your chance to win the giveaway just simply visit Amanda for detils on how to enter. Giveaway ends on December 15th so hurry up, not much time left!!

Smart E Bear at Amanda's!! Girlll..Shake that giveaway maker! LOL MommyMandy has this amazin' giveaway going on, ONE lucky reader will have the chance to win a choice out of three different Smart E's. Bear, Cat or Dog. My son likes the Bear so lets hope we win! :)
For your chance to win one of these adorable music jamming, story telling, game playing animals head on over to Amanda's for more information on how to enter. Contest ends on December 11th.

Michelle Chang Jewelry Giveaway!

Everything Up Close is generously offering TWO of her readers a chance to win one of Michelle Chang's fabulous pieces. The baby heart which is pictured here to the left is the one that I've got my heart set on. The other piece that is being offered is a pair of baby skull earrings (picture shown on Everything Up Close)--Contest ends on December 11th at 11:59 pm CST. And don't forget to check out Michelle Chang's Jewelry. Absolutely Beautiful, furrsure'.

Virtual Pets!! :)

I am Harriet is holding a giveaway for 3 Virtual Pets as a part of her Birthday Celebration!
Happy Birthday Harriet!

Giveaway ends on December 15th so hurry on over for your chance to win this amazin' giveaway!

Personalized Book Giveaway!

Personalized children's books make your child the star!

My Quest For Sanity is hosting a giveaway for a personalized childrens book customized by you for your kids. Visit My Quest For Sanity to enter for your chance to win your book of The Adventures Of Incredible You-Entries accepted through December 6th.

Smart E bear (or dog or kitty) Giveaway!

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls has this amazing giveaway for a Smart E bear going on. I was hesitant to enter at first since I knew a lot of people would want to win this but after seeing these fabulous little cuties everywhere I decided to give it a shot for my son. So, visit Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls for your chance to win a Smart E bear, contest will end December 9, 2008 9:00 PM EST-Good Luck!!
Berrie Sweet Picks also has a Smart E Bear to giveaway. Enter both giveaways for even more chances to win!!

Designed for 2-6 year-olds, you can set up your Smart E Bear of choice to greet your child by their name when you turn him on!! How exciting is that? :)
So, hurry on over to Berrie Sweet Picks before December 8th @ midnight EST.

Faber Castell Giveaway @ Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls!!

Enter this cool giveaway at Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls. Your chance to win this amazing travel easel ends December 12, 2008 9PM EST.
Diva Jewelry Keeper also included for a special little girl in your life. :) Toys by: Creativity Kids ~ Faber Castell

ideeli-Babara Bui Giveaway!! CLOSED

Visit the link below to enter to win a Barbara Bui SAC BB.

Her look is consistently chic and clean, and decidedly French. Elegant silhouettes are balanced with edgy details, creating a self-confident style and giving new meaning to the term "soft rock."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wrapping up November

So it's December, almost Christmas time, whether I want it to be or not. We officially have 23 days left until the best holiday of the year. I hate to admit the fact that I am not prepared for Christmas this year. By this time of the year I at least have an idea of what I want to buy my son and other members of my family. I have not purchased one item yet and I honestly don't know when I'm going to get around to doing so. I'm usually full of holiday spirit but this year I'm just not feeling it, it's depressing.

So on a better note. The end result of November was better than I expected, I won 4 giveaways!
I started entering giveaways the beginning of November and didn't expect to be winning anything at all but I did & I'm pretty happy about it. :)

As soon as I receive all of the products that I have won, I will post my own personal review on them and I'll also post pictures of what I won.

Thank You to the following mama blogs for making my November complete!

Katie Lyons @ The Giveaway. Winnings: Lychee Line Wristlet
Maria @ Maria's space. Winnings: $25 GC to
Karen @ Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls. Winnings: 2 rolls of personalized wrapping paper from
Jamie @ Jaimie's Precious Peas. Winnings: Lucky Me Tee

Until next time, enjoy all of the giveaway listings that I have posted.

God Bless!