Thursday, August 21, 2008

Care Bears

I missed the Care Bear craze of the early 80's.  I was a little too old at that time (pre-teen / teen) but this time around I found my self sucked in as I am a parent of 3 girls - 3 girls who happen to love this kind of stuff.  My girls love their Care Bears and I have to admit that they are pretty cute.

Stop by Mommy Mandy and you can find out how to own your own NEW Care Bear movie.  To find out more and enter click HERE

Tuffet time

kristleharrison is giving away a tuffet. A tuffet? Yes! These are great for babies and kids pre-school - elementary school. Little Miss Muffet need not be the only kid to have one of these.

You can enter HERE

Is your kid a superhero?

Who didn't want to be a superhero as a child?  Visit Mommy Mandy to find out how you can win a fabu superhero cape for your superman or wonderwoman.  You can enter HERE

Back to School giveaway

themommiesunited is giving away a slew of prizes to celebrate "that time of year". To find out more please click HERE!


love vintage?

Aprons are the newest fad. Or the oldest fad. Not sure but they are back "in" again.

Mywoodenspoon is giving away a vintage apron from Rick Rack Attack. Browse the selection and Enter HERE

Strawberry Shortcake is back!

Another childhood favorite of many 70's / 80's kids. To celebrate, Seven Dogs and a Baby is giving away a DVD. You can find out more HERE

New must-have DS game for kids

My daughter loves her Nintendo DS and she loves Build-a-Bear. How perfect is it that Nintendo now has a build-a-bear game for the DS? Too perfect.

sevendogsandababy is giving away a game to a lucky parent. I am hoping I am that parent!

You can enter HERE

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Some bubbly?

I am a self confessed diet cola addict. Everyone I live or work with knows this. When I run low on diet cola or worse, run OUT of diet cola, I run to the store. It is a serious addiction. I do cut down from time to time but just cannot give it up. I have tried tea, coffee, water but always go back to my fizzy diet drink.

What is a girl to do??? Get professional help? Convert to a religion where caffeine is not allowed? Join the peace corps and move to a remote location? 

Well the answer is much more simple. The Soda Club lets you make your own soda at home. It is a fraction of the cost of buying diet soda and much more economical. 

A Wrestling Addicted Mommy is sponsoring a giveaway from Soda Club. you can enter HERE! 

Monday, August 11, 2008

Designer purse anyone?

nowenteringmomville is generously sponsoring her own giveaway with a fabulous handbag to bestow upon one reader; An Elliot Lucca Genevieve Hobo in midnight blue.  

How to win?  Simply tell what handbag you are using now.  Enter here

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Eat your Veggies!

Have a hard time eating your veggies? Aunt Julie and Uncle Lynn with Pop'rs want to change that. 

Pop'rs are fun flavors that you sprinkle over anything to help make all kinds of food more appealing to kids. As an adult who likes to mix things up when it comes to food, I think this is a great concept. Certain flavors enhance the other flavors in food. My favorite pairings? Chocolate and cinnamon, cranberry sauce and turkey, broccoli and cheese, etc. You get the picture. With Pop'rs the pairings are infinite! 

Head over to EAT YOUR VEGGIES and enter to win an entire set of Pop'rs! You can enter HERE

Friday, August 08, 2008

tote addict?

I am addicted to a few things. Bath and body products. Beads. Arts and Crafts. Reading. And handbags / totes

An Island Life is sponsoring a great giveaway to win a tote from Ju-Ju-Be. Technically these started as diaper bags but they look like anything BUT a diaper bag. I certainly would use it for other things. Like carrying all my stuff I am addicted to. The patterns are as fun as the name Ju-Ju-Be. Functional and fun I am sure you will find a great use for your fav!

You can enter HERE

Blogging for Blood Cancer


This tribute to Jack the Brave on Lipstick to Crayons left me in tears. Help unite in the fight against Leukemia. 

If you have a blog or a website, please help promote our “Blogging for Blood Cancer” Event. The first annual “Blogging for Blood Cancer” event will take place from August 11-18, 2008. This first time event will bring bloggers from across the United States together to raise awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. 

Personalize THIS!

I am a sucker for personalized items. My name was one of those that could NEVER be found on the pre-personalized goodies available in mass merchandisers and souviener shops. One of my favorite gifts as a child was a pack of personalized pencils that was given to me and every other child in my 4th grade class from our teacher, Mrs. Frank. I was so thrilled to have SOMETHING with my name on it. 

Even now when I see personalized items in stores I check to see if my name is available. It never is. As much as I hated that as a kid, it is ironic that as an adult I named my kids with names that were not as common as is the trend these days. Thus they suffer the same fate of not being able to find to find pre-personalized items.
Olive Kids to the rescue! Olive kids has a great variety of personalized items - from floor pillows to bookmarks.

Hop over to the Opinionated Parent to win a Personalized Prize Pack from Olive Kids. You can enter HERE


Every kid in elementary school knows what this word means. Apparently homeschoolers do too! Regardless of whether your child is learning in a school or home classroom, work books are a great tool.

MommaFindings is hosting a great giveaway. Check it out HERE and see what you can win to help teach your little one. Pick your favorite.... Math? Arts and Crafts? Kumon has a great selection so you can pick something for work or for play. 

Are you a hip hostess????

No? Well now you can be. Posh Point of view will provide you with a fantastic chance to win so you can be the hostest with the mostest. Details can be found HERE!

What can you win? All I will say is Donna Reed and June Cleaver would be proud. 

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The waiting game

We still have not moved. Closing was supposed to be last Friday. Then today. Now it is supposed to be next Monday or Tuesday. Or September. Or Christmas. Or 2010.

We are trying to rent our new home. The truck with all of our furniture in it is due back tomorrow. At this point we are only waiting 4 - 5 more days but it seems like an eternity. Can't wait until this is all over with!

Thoughts, good vibes and well wishes very welcome! 

the waiting game

We still have not moved. Closing was supposed to be last Friday. Then today. Now it is supposed to be next Monday or Tuesday. Or September. Or Christmas. Or 2010.

We are trying to rent our new home. The truck with all of our furniture in it is due back tomorrow. At this point we are only waiting 4 - 5 more days but it seems like an eternity. Can't wait until this is all over with!

Thoughts, good vibes and well wishes very welcome!

Monday, August 04, 2008


Mixology Makeup and Girls Just want to have fun are hosting a mineral makeup giveaway with a twist. For every product sold, Mixology Makeup will donate $1 to help sponsor a clean water well in Africa. Her goal is to make $3000 for this project by December 2008.

You can enter HERE

MB's Favorite Things - Anything 80's - Beauty

Picture from
Stuck in the 70's

OK, I haven't moved yet so I will amuse myself with reminising about my younger years and avoid packing the last remains of my home.

Technically I am a 60's child - barely.... Born right before man stepped on the moon AND the '69 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. My childhood and teen memories are from the 70's and 80's. It is so great to see the 80's influencing current fashion trends but in a more subtle way. Of course I can't wear half that stuff now...Unless I wanted to intentionally embarrass my kids..

Some of my favorite BEAUTY things from the 70's/80's:
Dial-a-lash Mascara: YOU picked the length. YOU picked the volume. Go a little or go a lot! You can view an old commercial HERE on retrojunk.

Maybelline Roll-on Lipgloss. Now I cannot find a picture of these ANYWHERE on the web. A few threads about it but no pictures. I had EVERY single flavor imaginable - cherry, mint, strawberry, etc. The watery gloss was contained in a glass tube and topped with a roll on - irresistible to young teen. Also tasted sugary sweet. When you stuck it in your back pocket and it leaked all over the next time you tried to open it up. Of course that never prevented any of us from doing the same thing all over again

Another lip gloss fav was the "lipgloss in tin". The top slid off and you dipped your finger inside to scoop up a bit a gloss. Elf sells a new but vintage inspired version called "Candy Shop Lip Tins" HERE.

Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific
. Shampoo and conditioner. Yes for those of you too young to remember, this is what it was called. It was supposed to, well....., supposed to make your hair smell Terrific. The commercials were the selling point. Such a iconic reference to the 70's / 80's, info can even be found on Wikipedia.

Loves Baby Soft - Who could resist the delicate pink and white theme, baby powder scent and advertisements that were in every teen magazine published? I HAD to have this. So did every other girl. You can buy it still today. Click HERE!

Of couse I witnessed the tranistion of the ironed-out straight, hippie hair to the "Big Hair" and numerous big hair products that embodied the 80's. Gel, mousse, spray. Had to give that hair lift, volume and a crunchy texture. Take a peek HERE!

Next I may tackle the best of 70's / 80's fashion

Sunday, August 03, 2008

August - Blog the Recession Month!

When you visit my site, read through old posts. Take a minute. When you are through with my dribble, hop on over to the next blog. Click on links in my blogroll or buttons on my site to be re-directed to some informative and fun blogs in blogosphere. Everyone can do their part. 

Find out more HERE

Saturday, August 02, 2008

The saga continues

Are we moving? Hopefully so.

Closing was supposed to be yesterday but we had several repairs that had to be in place prior to reinspection and, ultimately, prior to closing.
water heater fixed - check.
minor roof repairs - check.
toilet remounted - check.
door that the kids constantly slam and hang off of fixed - check.
AC coil replaced and drainage fixed.....

Due to a the wrong part being shipped last week and reordered with a week ship time (part had to be "built"), our closing was delayed. Our AC unit was not replaced until yesterday (check) and the final inspection happened today. We are anxiously awaiting the results.

If our house does not pass inspection we will be devastated. We are SOOOO ready to move into our new home. So ready that all of our furniture is packed up and ready to go. 

Pssst! Something something, mega giveaway

starting August 10th you can enter another mega giveaway at purplepinkandorage. 30 sponsors and counting~ More information HERE

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