Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Chance to win Rosetta Stone level 1 of your choice!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My favorite kind of giveaway!!!!

Baby Cheapskate is giving away 12 BumGenius diapers!!!! You know I want to win those!
I love my 1.o and my 2.o dipes, but I have yet to try the 3.os. Oh, how I want to win this giveaway! Ends August 6.

Friday, July 4, 2008

How to give a cat a pill

1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink 1 beer to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10 Retrieve cat from neighbor's garden shed. Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door on to neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw Tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from the tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

13. Tie the little bastard's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak.
Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour 2 pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15 Arrange for SPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters.

How To Give A Dog A Pill

1. Wrap it in bacon.

2. Toss it in the air.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Coming back in style!

I am so thrilled that people want this done, and I would love to do it, but I have to stop. I am just not feeling up to it now. We have had some not great news through the week and my heart is not in this anymore. My 12yo witnessed a very bad accident. My 18yo was caught breaking the rules and lying AGAIN. And my husband's boss is out to get him fired and it will probably happen within 30 days.
So, you see, I'm kind of distracted a wee bit.
If you want to send some love my way I'd love it if you fill my RM account with free money, and you get free money, too. Sign up for an account under me and you get $25 and I get $10.
Refer A Friend using Revolution Money Exchange

The bloggy giveaways are going on and I will TRY to organize the giveaways somewhat by category. But I know I won't do it justice, and really, I will get overwhelmed. But for fun, lets give it a shot!

Well, here is how it works: I can't get through them all, my kids and life won't let me ingnore them, as hard as I try. I will leave the number I left off on so you can see if I have updated since you were last here. I'm currently at 400.

I am trying to get through this, but I keep running into issues that cause me to lose my work, lol. Not my day! I will hopefully get through them all. I don't know why some links are reverting to links instead of the names of the blogs that I put in there.

chilihead- Software for Macs
Real Life Design (Blog Design)
nap warden (blog makeover giveaway)
Fun & Funky Blog Design
Complete Blog Makeover!
Usborne books-fun to read computer book
The Pumkin Patch (Custom Blog Design)
Deb - Mom of 3 Girls Blog header
Simply Amusing Designs (Custom Blog Header) Joy is giving away TWO headers, buttons or banners! Check her out!
Org Junkie (organizing to do list software)
Musings of a Housewife (Complete Blog Design from DCR Design)
Revka - RS Designs (free pre-made header for everyone)
WearyParent (Free Blog Redesign)
Free Blog Makeover!
nap warden (ten SanDisk flash drives worth $50 each!)
MyPreppyPurse (g.c. to design your own purse)

Gift Cards:
Muddy(Starbucks Gift Card)
Real Life (Choose a Book or CD)
Mindy Said - Ice Cream Gift Card
Carol ~ $25 Gift card to Target OR Starbucks
Kyra (Starbucks Card!)
Andria and Co- BabyandMeBoutique Gift Certificate!
Kelsey Smith(Amazon Gift Card!!!)
Queen B ($40 Amazon Gift Certificate)
The Miss Elaine-ous Life (scrappin & Target)
Playful Professional (Amazon Gift card)
The Secret Life of Kat (iTunes Gift Card) requirement involved
The Read's (Target Gift Card)
Quilt Taffy ($40 of fabric!)
Robin (PENSIEVE) :) Target/Starbucks G.C. & MORE!
fortyb4forty(Starbucks & Vera)
Gabi's World ($25 Gift certificate to EBAY)
$25 Lowes Gift Card
MoveFearlessly - $25 gift card for
Domestic Accident ($50 gc for Sigg stainless steel bottles)
Ronnica ($20 Target Gift Card)
Book Nook ($20 Amazon Gift Card)
Georgia Mom (Target Gift Card)
Babylune ($75 GC to Hanes)
PASS THE TORCH ($75 guest book)
PASS THE TORCH ($30 photo announcements)
Staci at Writing and Living (Twenty Dollar Amazon Gift Card)
$50 Warm Biscuit GC Vintage & Retro Children's Decor (Mamanista)
Courtney iTunes or Amazon~ you pick
Adventures In Babywearing (Disney Gift Card)
Courtney (Gift Card to Christian Book Distributors)
Lizzie ($25 BP Gas Card!)
annie's eyes Dyson vacuum & Starbucks!
Lady Why ($15.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card!)
Kim - Rainy Day Diamonds several gift cards
Emma's Dad (Target Gift Card)
Many Little Blessings ($20 Amazon GC and a Runner Up Prize too!)
Tasha ($10 gift card)
Memarie Lane (Starbucks!)
Jenn Cooks - $25 Pampered Chef Gift Certificate
Ginny ($25 Target)
Jessie--Cheesecake Factory gift card
Nichole ($25.00 Certificate to Beauticontrol!!!)
Hip mama crafts (starbuck's and cookbook)
Un-Domestic Mama ($25 Target GC) mention Qtpies7 sent you, please!
Jean-Sonic GiftCard
Christy (Starbucks Card & Cupcoat)
Mama's Nest - $50 gift cert for Nest Baby Sling
Bringing Home Ava ($50 Gift Certificate)
Kids, Kars & Koupons CVS gift card
Shady Side Farm (gift certificate for our etsy store)
Karen ($50 Gift Certificate)
I Should Be Folding Laundry - McDonald's Gift Card
Seeryus Mama AMC gift card
Marye Starbucks
Nice Mommy~Evil Editor ($25 Amazon GC and $35 in books!)

Books and DVDs:
Hestial (DVD giveaway)) Shrek
Sashwhy (Goodies for you and your Honey)
Alaina (3 giveaways!)
Let's save some money
Save Money in the Kitchen
Stretch Mark Mama (The Adoption Decision Book)
Usborne books-fun to read
Taste of Home Magazine
Karen - Cooking Light Cookbook
Tanna (Book: The Organized Life)
Yummy Things & Cupcake Dreams (Rachael Ray GB & Cookbook)
Jennifer - Mothering Magazine Giveaway
Peggy Rowland going green type book
Mommy Cracked- 3 Christian Fiction Books
Franticallysimple The Daring Book for Girls
Jennifer (Cute jigsaw puzzle book!)
BragOnYourKids (motherhood book)
mod*mom (gorgeously green earth-friendly lifestyle books will be featured on oprah on earth day)
DigiScrapDivas (Ali Edwards scrapbooking book)
Liza's Eyeview (Beth Moore Devotional Journal)
Simple Mom (The Total Money Makeover)
warillever (children's books)
Sarah (Lady Killer on CD)
Abbey (Books with a side of chocolate)
SortaCrunchy vaccine book
HOOKED ON HOUSES (Decorating Bk)
TomCruiseWatch (Top Gun DVD)
FriedOkra (Green Parenting Books)
Corrin - Dave Rasmey Book
Disney Society (HSM 1 and 2 DVD)
Beth (Josh Fowler CD)
Deceptively Delicious (Mama Saga)
oh amanda (awesome book: 2 winners!)
Jubilee on Earth (Thomas Kinkade Keepsake Bible)
Free 2 Be Frugal (Campbell's Cookbook)
pam (Gift book for Moms)
The Happy Housewife ~ Dave Ramsey Books
Qtpies7~ Book
Day with the Demos(cookies and a book)
Bonita (writing book and curriculum)
Melissa (Excellent Family Narnia Guide)
Footprints on the Moon - Enchanted DVD
Mother Earth's Garden(Let It Rot! Composting Guide)
Megret (music CD)
Edi (Book Field Guide to Produce)
Karen - Cooking Light Cookbook
Layers Upon Layers (free issue of Art Doll Quarterly)
Jewelry & Beading (free issue of Artful Blogging Magazine)
Nikki katz Jailbreak lovers book???
Dating Dames (Learn to Dance DVD Series)
Mother Hen (Passionate Housewives Desperate for God)
Joyfully Living ~ Devotional and Journal Set
Ashley - A Daughter of the King (book - 2 winners)
Blog Fabulous dance DVD
Michelle- Cookbook
kate (cake decorator's bible)
Hip mama crafts (starbuck's and cookbook)
Penny Raine (good wife books!)
Thrifty Mommy - Cooking Light Complete Cookbook
Mama Belle (4 gift books, 1 children's book)
Smallville: Companion Book Season 6
lovedandamazed (autographed book and bling!)
Kirstin: two cookbooks
The Princess and Her Pets (book)
Mamacita (Southern Living at Home centerpiece & book)
Diane(signed Randy Alcorn novels!)
Marye cupcake book
Alana (Real Simple Magazine)
WearyParent (You're a Good Mom Gift Pack)
Stef--Signed book and Coleman Kid's Lantern!!
ADHD & LD Resource Blog (book)
Teresa (Mom:PHD book)
Philippine Cookbook by R.Alejandro
Natural Paths (book) tea time cook book
Jaci Burton books and gift card
The Country Blossom ~ Learn To Draw Book
My Sunshine (Cool Parent 101 book)
Nice Mommy~Evil Editor ($25 Amazon GC and $35 in books!)
Quilting & Patchwork
Renae (New version! Little House on the Prairie DVD)
Beanish & Other Languages I'm Learning - Choose your own cookbook!
Showtime Fan (Tracey Ullman State of the Union DVDs)
Justin Roberts "Pop Fly" CD from OWTK

Crafty things:
Daiquiri (One of a Kind Notecards)
Crossmark (12 Photo Notecards)
Cyn (Creative Memories Scrapbook)
Thrifty Karen - handmade recycled purse
Lizzie's Home (scrapbooking supplies)
ComfortJoyDesigns coasters
Elaine/Muddling Through cute bookmark and journal cover
Runningamuck (Birthday Flag)
Michelle B (photo notecards )
The Campbell Corner (dishcloths and Shaklee!)
Stamping Mad supplies
Fizzledink (Scrapbook package)
The Diaper Diaries (personalized scripture name)
Jen(JDesings)Monogrammed Keychain
Orneryswife (journal, clipboard, cards) big requirement
Coralie (original art notecards)
Sandi (Placemat & matching coasters) hand made cards
Casey (Hand Stamped Name Plaque)
Boasting In My Weakness ~ 2 Giveaways ~ U Choose!
Wilson-six(Mom of notepad)
Judy (YARN!!!)
earth heart coasters, homemade tea...
Art by Betty Refour
Backporch Reflections (personalized pillowcase)
Kellie (apron)
Kim (Tote Bag)
Amy (mom of TWO princesses) homemade shawl
Stay-At-Home Daughters (Ribboncraft)
Nicol (hand-beaded bobby pins)
Scrapbooking Mama (scrapbooking stuff- us only!)
Bubbachic - Mini quilt
Renee painting
Quirkology picture
Mini album & Scrapbook kit (Canada and US)
Tanya napkins
GDS (2 free 12x12 printed layouts)
Tamara in AK (GA #3)
Retrospective Design cards
Joan (quilted notebook and ?)
Stacy (custom made purse)
Gingersnap Boutique - Patchwork Coasters!
Cathi - Unique Photo Note Cards

Baby, toddler, kid, etc:
**~~Sassyfrazz~~** (2 Parking Pal Magnets)
We are THAT family ($140 Prize Package) Board games galore!!!!
Becky (Nursing Cover)
Andria and Co- BabyandMeBoutique Gift Certificate!
Pediascribe (homemade wipes)
Teaching kids to sew pattern to make a denim skirt, for kids
Andrea (Kids stuff!) natural art supplies
mimzee kids (free hairbows)
Seven Dogs and a Baby (GIVEAWAY)
Katja of Skimbaco (Bink-Tee)
Kristen McLane (kid's cd)
Beth-Infant Tutu Giveaway
Grace4Gayle (Princess Apron)
2 HUGGIES Gift Packs bath type stuff
TrendyMommy (Tuthillo Pillow) from Tuthillo
Awesome Mom (kids DVDs and a knit toy)
warillever (children's books)
Anna (tea set)
PASS THE TORCH (educational game)
Shannon (Fairies are Fun)
Mom Is Teaching (2 books)
The Attached Mother (baby sling)
ReviewingToys (Chronicles of Narnia Lucy's Replica)
Capturing Today (3 winners - custom bookmark, horse-theme books)
Homemom3 (YoPlait Kids Yogurt)
Nise' (kids dvd)
Sandi (Placemat & matching coasters)
Boasting In My Weakness ~ 2 Giveaways ~ U Choose! tutu
Pink Paper Peppermints -Paper Goodies!
Qtpies7~ Ottoscope!
ellinghouse - dwink
Notes from My Nest: Trendy Tots Dress
Granola (adorable baby hairclips)
Hangin' with your Naybor
Valerie toys
ChicMade - Hair Clippie Clipper
Goodies for Mom #2 (Breastfeeding Pillow)
brandy ( baby knit set)
Kristina (Tom's of Maine)
Jhianna (free Yoplait Kids yogurt)
3 P's in a Pod - Hair Goodies
Seven Dogs and a Baby (Pamper's Diapers)
Made in the USA!
Sew Blessed Bowtique (OOAK Children's Clothing)
BlondeBlogger (no-slip hair clips)
fingers & toes: modern baby designs
lovedandamazed (Little Girls Package)
My Trendy Tykes (connect four giveaway)
Mary_Freebies (Board Game)
Jennifer Resemius Signing Time
Tina at O'Joy of my life
Stef--Signed book and Coleman Kid's Lantern!!
Life in the Nuthouse (handmade baby/kids toys)
mod*mom ($200 earth friendly baby home products, plus "greening "your home book)
Becca Mae(pillowcase dress) The right one...oops!
Christine (Portable Parenting system)
Mississippi Mama (custom-made nursery wall art)
WearyParent (Blume Girl Thermal)
Richelle(baby stuff)
Renee (chic headbands for baby and toddler)
Hooked on daddy (desigingMinds) father's day clothes up to 3 kids!
Emilee Grace (Breastfeeding/Nursing Cover) mention qtpies7 sent you, please!
Amanda- baby shampoo
Half Pint Pixie (BabyLegs & Cotton Bag)
VanillaBean Designs (original children's artwork)
Cathi - Child's Tutu

Other things:
Corrin - iPod Shuffle!
annie's eyes Dyson vacuum & Starbucks!
The Attached Mother (baby sling)
The Road to Home (Sigg Water Bottle!)
Morning Rose (Thieves Spray) Must see!
Sunshine's Designs Swarovski crystal tee shirt
Free stuff online lots of free samples!
Smellyann (microdermabrasion kit)
Rocks In My Dryer (free ice cream for a year!)
50 Custom Photo Cards
Pediascribe (Skeeda bag)
Pediascribe (Biokleen)
New England Quilter (Love Notes Set)
Thrifty Mommy - honey products natural products
Simply A Musing (handcrafted apron)
Tammy (Sunflower Pitcher)
Mary (crab salt and pepper shakers and a dish towel)
Katja of Skimbaco (marimekko coin purse)
Lesha - Bossa Nova Acai Juice
GroceryCartChallenge(months of laundry items)
Peggy - EcoHangers recycled clothes hangers
just add cake (The Classic Birthday Party Box: $148 value)
Maricar (Hypoallergenic Land's End Pillow)
Amber - Imperishable Beauty, Quiet Time Gift Basket big requirements
This Military Mama - Method Detox Kit
Marsha (mug & Costa Rican coffee)
mod*mom (ecofriendly FLOR carpet tiles)
mod*mom ($230 dwellstudio weekender bag
Learning Mama- Giveaway 2 candle and CD
Rebecca (print of my photos)
aunt mommy (customized shopping bag)
Shalee (Pretty Carry-all)
Stop the Ride (bacon cooker)
Simply Thrifty (Couponizer)
Mandy (new each day - kids' cards)
Greennstylemom (BPA-free Camelbak Bottles)
The Chocolistas
Mommie Daze manicure/pedicure box
Elisharose News-Healthy living starter kit
MamaGoesGreen(Green Cleaning Products)
SheKnowsParties (Hershey's Bliss Chocolates)
Busy Family Meals (free Asian cooking starter kit from Thai Kitchen)
MSM (Williams Sonoma apron: organic candy)
witchypoo picture
Cookerati (Wine Holders) Super cool!!!
Kristina (Tom's of Maine)
Dawn (Photo collage)
Feed Flare - $200.00 text link ad for one year
The Apronista (Flirty Apron Giveaway)
Cassie (Mia Bella Candle)
Jenn (Mini Photo Album)
Sarah and Abraham (stationery)
To Think is to Create--Envirosax Reusable Bags
Mamacita (Southern Living at Home centerpiece & book)
Eleisia spices!
mod*mom ($150 organic products from whole foods market)
mod*mom (dyson vacuum)
mod*mom ($250 organic beverages)
Motherhood Moment (educational services) Minnesota, Twin Cities area
Things You Didn't Do (Goods 4 Girls) Great one!!!
Darci's World(luna pads)
Jeff - chocolate!

Sharla at Sharma Designs (free earrings)
Life with Three (jewelry)
Lesha - Stackable Rings from Gorjana
Geri (alteredcrow) bracelet
Butterfly Earrings-Noreen Crone-Findlay
Tara R- 2 bracelets & book
Blissfully Domestic (Gorgeous Earring and Necklace Set)
abowlofbeads bracelet
Learning Mama- Giveaway 1 a necklace and bracelets
transplanting me - international two cute necklaces!
Heather (earrings)
Heather (earrings - International)
Snowbird (Sanibel Souvenirs) bracelet
USO Donation in Your Honor, The Sandbox, and a Silicon Bracelet (Army Wife's Life)
Someone Being Me (2 pairs of Earrings)
Mercedes (Mother and Grandmother Bracelets)
Penny Lane (silver jewelry pin)
Seven Dogs and a Baby (Fine art of Family Locket)
kelleysfamilyjewels- JEWELRY!
Seven Dogs and a Baby (Sher's Wares Bracelet)
Tina at O'Joy of my life
We Owe How Much?!?: Etsy Earring Giveaway!!
The Misplaced Midwesterner jewelry and lotion

Lotions and potions:
Lesha - Coconut & Cream Organic Sugar Scrub
NotTryingForABoy (LUSH)
Peggie bath goodie box
Nise' (Philosophy AG)
Boasting In My Weakness ~ 2 Giveaways ~ U Choose! soap
flipflopmamma (Body Cream OR Chai!!)
Nichole ($25.00 Certificate to Beauticontrol!!!)
Kadi at "Supernanny Rules" look younger stuff, over $100 value
The Ivory Magnolia [bath body]
Dotti Mary Kay set
Tami (Lush bath products)
Amy Beth (11 Salon Hair & Nail Products)
The Misplaced Midwesterner jewelry and lotion
The French Elements lotions, soaps and great stuff!

For the guys, too:
Jennifer - Straw Bale DVD & Book
$25 Lowes Gift Card
Toolbelt Tips - Thompson's Water Seal Package
Feed Flare - $200.00 text link ad for one year
Tamara in AK (GA #1)
Tamara in AK (GA #2)

nap warden (ten SanDisk flash drives worth $50 each!)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Another one!!!

I love, love babywearing. I am desperately seeking a pouch to try out. I am writing articles on babywearing and Attachment parenting, but I haven't gotten a pouch or Mei Tai to try yet. I'm bumming! If any company would like to get a review of their pouch or Mei Tai on my main blog, I would bend over backwards for you!!

But here is a chance to win a Mod Mum pouch sling at Ellinghouse! I hope I win it! I would probably pick the Riley because it is gender nuetral enough and very cute. Definately mod. I also love the Taylor and the Camden in blue. The Lily would be nice for a really fancy affair.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Am I back???

It has been a busy, busy time preparing for my mom to move here, and getting her settled. Followed by being sick.
But I have to blog and tell you about a Sleepywrap wrap being given away! I have gotten two Sleepywraps and we love them! Kristen at An Ordinary Life is hosting the giveaway.

Sleepy Wrap is giving away $100 AND a wrap in one of the two new colors, black or red! The wrap would have been more than sufficient, but wow!
The women who run Sleepy Wrap are fantastic and so is their product.
My favorite sentence in the testimonials is

"It is the first time Sam has liked riding on my back in a wrap, it is much more
secure than my other wrap. He cried when I took him out."

Because that is MY testimonial!
Contest ends March 29.

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