Saturday, May 17, 2008

Going to be a long day & updates

Today is our rehearsal day, as of right now I'm looking at 10+ hours. The only reason I'm on the computer is I totally forgot to clear my memory card, & I have a feeling I will be taking tons of pictures! I'm not sure if I will be back on today, we are told it ends around 8ish, ugh!

I have so much coming up here at Mom of 2 Dancers! I still have that contest coming up, so many reviews I can't even mention them all, a bunch of great articles for the Dance Mom and much more.

I also joined the Moms over at Chrysanthemoms, so watch for my posts over there!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Contest Round Up Ends May 16 Eends May 19 Ends May 20 Ends may 16

Save the world in style with the coveted Giving Back is the New Black t-shirt. You've seen it in the ads, and now you can enter for a chance to win your very own. Printed on American Apparel sweatshop-free cotton tees, guys and girls alike can rock this style statement in good conscience. Look good, do good!Click here to enter for a chance to win. Good luck!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Grand Theft Auto 4

I used to be an avid video game player, then I had kids. My brother is a huge video game junkie, getting every new system there is. Seriously, he gets them all on release days. PS3, Wii & Xbox360 of course were the most recent additions to his huge collection.

I have to admit, I do like to play some games at times. My newest favorite is Grand Theft Auto 4. Have you seen this game yet? It is said to be the hottest release of 2008, and I have to agree to that. The graphics are unbelievable (especially on his Plasma). Besides the awesome graphics though, who doesn't love the idea behind the game. You get to do all the things you can't do in real life. Now GTA4 does give more freedom, giving you more options to make moral decisions and creative solutions to getting farther. Here is a great review on getting through GTA4 Guilt free.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Win a Bambina Ballerina Giveaways!

The Kiddie Clique is having a giveaway for one of my favorite Dance related items. These hair bow holders are just gorgeous! You can check out the full line here, Enter the contest here. Contest ends May 19th.

Picture belongs to Bambina Ballerina

3 Days Left to get a FREE $25 Hurry

If you have been on the fence regarding joining Revolution Money Exchange there is still 3 days left to sign up. May 15th is the last day to sign up for your FREE $25! Remember, No STRINGS attached!

Sending money to people its FREE!!! This is the best part, it is like paypal, but totally free. I've been using it for over a month now & have had no problems. Very easy to use. With more and more people signing up, you will be able to use it more often.

Once you are signed up, you can use your own referral link to sign up your spouse. You can bring home $60 with this deal. You can also use the same checking account for both accounts.

I could really use the extra money, hubby has been out of work. We are really struggling to stay caught up. The extra $10 per referral would be a life saver. If you sign up under me, please let me know so I can thank you. If you blog or have a website, I'd be happy to give you some link love.

3 Peas in a Pod Party

3 Peas in a Pod is having a Summer part this week. She wants us to talk about summer. This summer I have nothing planned & that is a good thing! I'm hoping to save some gas $$$, lol. We have a pool, so basically planning on spending tons of times outside in the pool {with lots of sunscreen on}.

I wasn't going to go anywhere this summer, but I think I will still be hitting up garage sales on the weekends! That is about it :)

Oh & my favorite prize is the Girl Mogul prize, love that site!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Review ~ Baby Jamz Jammin' Microphone

I was recently sent the Baby Jamz Jammin' Microphone to try out. I was excited because I love the concept behind Baby Jamz, they are the first hip-hop/rhythm toy line.

The microphone is for ages 18months & up. I gave it to my 6 year old daughter to try out, and I couldn't get it away from her. My 10 year old daughter was even fighting for a turn with it. She told me I better not right that, but hey to me it proves how great this toy is! Their favorite feature is the recording device. I can't even tell you how many things Cammie has recorded since receiving it. Singing, animal noises, talking. The animal noises was so that her Webkinz could talk back to her. The creativity that this toy brought out was amazing to me. I figured she would just play that she was singing with it, but she used it for so many other things.

You can't beat the price either, only $9.97 at Walmart. Which is where you go for the full line of Baby Jamz products. It is very durable as well, it was dropped quite a few times and is still working perfect. The girls have actually been using it so much, that in the evening I've had to hide it.

The product says 18 months and up. I'm not sure that real little ones would get much use out of. The keys to play the songs would be fun, but I'm not sure they would get the recording of it. I let our 2.5 year old neighbor play with it & she loved it as well. The kids figure it out right away as well, none of them needed instructions on how to work it. It does take batteries, so you can replace them as needed.

I would highly recommend giving this a gift, I'm sure it would be a favorite for boys & girls anywhere from 18 months to probably 5 years. Kids older would enjoy it, but might feel silly receiving it. I am hoping that the company will start making more products geared towards older kids as well because what they have so far is fabulous.

Features & Specifications

Baby Jamz Jammin' Microphone lets baby sing along to favorite Baby Jamz tracks. You can speed up and slow down the tempo as well as record baby?s voice.

Baby Jamz Jammin' Microphone:

  • Plays six favorite tunes:
    • Bingo
    • Old MacDonald
    • Twinkle, Twinkle
    • Skip to My Lou
    • This Old Man
    • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Gives baby a chance to sing along
  • You can speed up and slow down the tempo
  • Also lets you record baby's voice

Want It: Currently Walmart carries the full line of Baby Jamz products. You can buy the Baby Jamz music downloads from Amazon though.

5 Things about this mom

1. I recently turned 30. Have to be honest I hate that number, lol. A lot of my kids friends think that I'm their older sister though, so that helps a bit :)
2. I had my first daughter at 19 and my second at 23. Can't believe my oldest will be in middle school next year.
3. I was married at 19, have been married almost 11 years now. Nobody thought we'd last. Funny thing is most of the people that said that are now divorced.
4. I've lived in Michigan all my life. We have wanted to move for several years now. MI economy is terrible, we were hoping to find a state with a better opportunity out there. It seems like all states are struggling now though.
5. I'm a scrapbooker & I love taking pictures. I took many photography courses throughout high school and wish I'd kept up with it. Live TV, be the star of your own show.

It is getting easier and easier to be on live tv. I just came across this really fun site that basically gives you the stage to show off your talent. You can build a fan base, share your opinions on matters, even have live chat while broadcasting. When you enter the site, you can start viewing the feature video right away. The site is very easy to navigate. There is a wide variety of videos. You can watch them live, or watch recorded shows. The channels consist of My Life, Music, News & Views, Travel & Places, Comedy, Arts & Entertainment, How to & DIY, Sports and Tech & Games.

If you have a webcam and are interested in making live videos, this is a great site for it. The site has a great FAQ section to get you going. They also have a tips & tricks page to help you make a better video & even to find viewers for your shows.

If you decide to start making videos, let me know so I can watch!

Monday Contest Round Up

Simple Reviews is giving away a Growth Graph chart, enter here at this giveaway and feel free to visit the site Growth Graph.

DkMommySpot is holding a contest for a
Wild Dill $35 Gift Certificate, contest ends May 13th

Win Me!

Liebling is giving away these victorian inspired teardrop earring, enter here. Contest ends May 17th.

The beauty counter has a great contest going on. The winner will be getting their shine on with the whole Shiny Mama Beauty collection (a $60 value). Contest ends May 19th.

A Wrestling Addicted Mommy's blog is holding 2 contest right now. You can enter to win a Wet Bag by May 16th and a Momagenda by May 14th.

Raging Rouge MAX Factor May Makeover, they are giving away over $750 in products! Max Factor is one of my favorites. Winner selected May 17th.

Lisa Reviews is having a contest for some of Pizza Huts new pasta. Enter by May 16th.

Sk*rt recently changed it's name to Kirtsy, don't get left behind, check out the all new Kirtsy!

My Wooden Spoon is holding 3 months worth of contests. She is on week #2, go check it out!

Stone Soup is doing another Book Giveaway, check it out here.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mommyfest 2008 Blog Party

Mommyfest is a big event held from May 12 - 16th this year. You can blog hop around and meet other mommy bloggers. There are giveaways as well.

My name is Ginny. I originally started blogging to document my scrapbooking, but it has evolved into what my blog is today.

I am a stay at home mom of 2 daughters, ages 10 & 6. My girls are in 1st grade & 5th grade. I will be a mom of a middle school girl in a few short months, oh my! I've been married over 10 years, and we have lived in Michigan all our lives.

I also sell on Ebay for some extra money. This usually goes to paying for my daughters dance classes. My oldest has been dancing for 7 years, takes tons of classes & competes. My youngest is taking 5 classes and has been dancing for 4 years. We spend most of our time at the dance studio :)

I love to read {mainly mysteries}, scrapbook & other crafts, entering contests and of course blogging & browsing the web. I'm not much of an outdoorsy person, but I do love the beach.

Can't wait to meet even more great bloggy moms, thanks for stopping by!

TV Store Online Halloween Costume Giveaway

I didn't realize that the sold a huge line of Halloween costumes until recently. They are the place to go if yo...