Thursday, May 31, 2012

Feeling lucky?

Who feels lucky? Is it your lucky day? Feel free to rub it in if you win. I love winning, but love it more when my readers win :)

Bella So Savvy is giving away a custom embroidered Damask Backpack from Miss Lucy’s Monograms. Ends June 20. Also, an Emile Henry PRIZE PACK ~ Mauviel MStone Fry pan, Pizza Stone, Lekue Whoopie Pie & Macaroon Kits, Steam Case, Decomax, Sandwich Buddy ($340 value). Ends May 30.  Also, an APT 40RF Convertible Car Seat from Cosco. Ends May 31.
is giving away a BuggyLove Organic Stroller Cleaning Kit. Ends June 5 at midnight.

is giving away a Kidorable backpack! Ends June 5. Also, Bella Viva Orchards Eco Fruit Tote. Ends June 6 at 11:01 PM CST. Also, Tropical Traditions hand soap, winner's choice of scent! Ends June 8.
Photobucketis giving away a Hot Off the Grill gift basket by Wine Country Gift Baskets. Ends June 6. Also, a Sentry Combination Fire Safe. Ends June 15. Also, coupons for some free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream or Greek Frozen Yogurt. Ends June 4.

Win BIC Mark-It Markers! 200 given away per hour!

Enter to win a BIC Mark-It Marker.  This is a Facebook offer so you need to like them before you can enter. I won on my second try. If you don't win come back the following hour and try again. Pretty good odds with 200 being given away each hour. 12:00 P.M. ET to 10:00 P.M. ET for 30 days beginning May 31, 2012 through June 29, 2012. The Colors of Summer look mightay pritay. Petal Pink, Hot Aqua, and Playful Purple are even fun sounding names. I'm crossing my fingers for Playful Purple :) Good luck!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FREE Tide PODS sample for Vocalpoint members.

Quick! If you are a member of Vocalpoint you'll want to head on over to their site as they are offering samples of Tide PODS. You'll get one sample for you and one to share with a friend. And maybe if we're lucky we'll get some coupons too! I can't wait to see how these arrive. Vocalpoint is so creative when packaging their samples. Absolutely loved the reusable straw with the International Delight Iced Coffee coupons. Sometimes I think their packaging is quite wasteful. Very cute, but a little on the excessive side. That's why I was stoked to see a reusable straw! Up top Vocalpoint! If you are not a member it only takes a minute to join. Unsure of what Vocalpoint is? It's an online community for women/moms who love to share their opinions and learn about products from other women/moms. You are able to share your honest opinion with Vocalpoint and it's members. There are polls, surveys, focus groups and a weekly newsletter sent to your inbox. It's a lot of fun. I heart samples and coupons and bet you do too. So go on and join.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Seasonal Sunday: Wisconsin USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

I was visiting the UW-Extension Cooperative Extension today trying to get up to date on local gardening and landscaping information. So many helpful articles there. It's always great to go local when seeking gardening and landscaping advice. My favorites are Earwig ControlUsing Cover Crops and Green Manures in the Home Vegetable Garden, and Storing Fruits and Vegetables from the Home Garden. Beware of the image of the gigantic centipede on the front page. Really. It's enough to make one jump a little. Or a lot. Happy gardening!

Starbucks Frappuccino® Summer Sweepstakes

Oooooey! Lookie what I found!! It's ice cream. It's coffee. It's STARBUCKS! Enter the Starbucks Frappuccino® Summer Sweepstakes here. It's your chance to win  an ice cream and Frappuccino® party for you and 50 friends, or a Frappuccino® branded mini-fridge, complete with bottled Frappuccino® coffee drink and Frappuccino® ice cream. Sorry all my AK, HI, CA, CO, ND, NV, TN and LA friends, but no coffee love for you.  This giveaway ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PDT on June 11, 2012. I get all giddy when I hear things like Starbucks and ice cream and winning in the same sentence. Ahhh! Can you imagine 50 of your friends joining you for this? Oh you'd have a lot of new best friends. Like me. If you invited me that is. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Feeling lucky?

I've been back in giveaway mode again. Maybe I'm feeling lucky :)

A Beautiful Beginning is giving away a $20 Target giftcard! Who couldn't use that?! Ends May 23 at midnight.
PVC Fittings Online is giving away Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler! Ends June 15.

is giving away a set of 6 Trudeau Stress Less products. Ends May 30.

If Only Life Could Be That Simple
  is giving away an 
Erth Minerals

 Prize Pack! Ends May 27. Also, a Turquoise Rock Star Necklace and Simple Turquoise Earrings. Ends May 31.
Bella So Savvy - enter to win either a Women's, Children's, Trim Comfort or Oofun prize pack! Ends May 27. Lots of great prizes to be won!!
Dear Crissy is giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer! Ends May 25.

organic-mama.cais giving away Original Sprout Face + Body Sunscreen from Baby Grins. Ends May 27. Open to US and CA. 
The Lacks BOAT is giving away 9 awesome different prize packs! Ends May 27.

 is giving away TOMMEE TIPPEE EXPLORA 9 OZ. 2 PACK DRINKING CUPS FOR KIDS. Ends May 28. Also, a dozen Bella Cupcake Couture Wrappers! Ends May 31.
The Penny Hoarder is giving away a KitchenAid Stand Mixer! Ends May 22.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Feeling lucky?

Feeling lucky? Why not enter some giveaways?

Commerical Industrial Supply is giving away a KitchenAid 5qt Artisan Stand Mixer in your choice of color! Ends May 14.

The Frugal Novice is giving away a set of Tommee Tippee Explora cups! Ends May 19. Also, enter to win a Chuggington: Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair DVD. Ends May 21. Also, enter to win Cheerios! Ends May 17. Also, enter to win a Rubbermaid Recycler. Ends May 14.

Al fresco and Classico are giving away a gourmet pasta serving set and a year worth of product! Plus weekly winners! Ends June 30.

Sarah’s Blog Of Fun and Linda’s Angels (via Bay Area Mommy) is giving away $30 and a bag of peas :) Ends May 13 at noon!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thank you Pinterest: Fun with numbers and RACE CARS!

My son is obsessed with Hot Wheels. I mean really. Obsessed might be an understatement. No lie. I try to turn them into learning opportunities when possible. I came across this fun teaching game from Little Family Fun on Pinterest. It's a great way to teach your kiddos numbers.

Just take any blank sheet of paper and draw ten parking stalls. Number each stall 1-10. Call out a number and have your child park their favorite cars in the stalls. My son LOVED this. Feel free to add your best car noises and driver's ed. instructions (never too young, right?).

If your child is a little beyond 1-10 you can use any set of numbers or work with even/odd numbers, or letters. My next lesson will be matching lowercase letters with uppercase. For this I will just use the sticker dots/labels for the office and stick on the car. Instead of numbered stalls I will draw uppercase letters. Then lowercase on the cars. This game has endless possibilities. I'd love to hear about your variations.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour!

Image Credit: Starbucks
 Are you doing anything for Happy Hour on May 4? Not that kind of Happy Hour silly. You'll definitely want to find yourself at a Starbucks. Why? Oh just because Frappuccinos will be HALF OFF from 3-5pm. Hot diggity dog. Oh the flavor combinations are swirling in my head already. Now, to whip or not to whip. Ack! So many decisions. If you need a reminder text HAPPY to 697289. I rarely go to Starbucks, but have a gift card from all those Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards points. You can't see me, but I'm smiling so big right now.