Saturday, June 21, 2008

Away for the Day

The girls had a birthday party today that was a sleepover. The day started out like it was going to be hot, then cooled down with storms. What happened to our 90 degree weather, it did not last long at all.

Friday, June 20, 2008

It's Party Time with Tote and Tee + GIVEAWAY !!!

* Contest now closed, Congrats Misty! *

When I came across Tote and Tee I instantly fell in love with all the cute tops. I especially love all the adorable knee socks! My girls are really into knee socks right now, especially patterned ones. Amy graciously is giving all my blog readers 20% off orders by using the coupon code scrappyd. Hurry though, the discount is only good till June 25th.

Amy also is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Tote and Tee to one lucky blog reader!

To enter ~

  • Head over to Tote and Tee and browse around. Come back here and tell me at least one product that you must have!
  • If you decide to order using my coupon code, please come back & leave another comment telling me you placed an order
  • For another entry, blog about this contest. Leave a separate comment with the post url.
Contest ends Midnight June 25th when the Fabulous Tote and Tee party ends. Winner will be emailed, they have 72 hours to reply to my email. Happy Shopping & good luck!

Subscribers get an automatic entry, click here to subscribe.

Most complex crop circle ever discovered in British fields

These are so fascinating aren't they ...

The most complex, "mind-boggling" crop circle ever to be seen in Britain has been discovered in a barley field in Wiltshire.

The circle is a coded representation of pi to the 10th significant figure

The formation, measuring 150ft in diameter, is apparently a coded image representing the first 10 digits, 3.141592654, of pi.

Google Earth: Top 10 British crop circles


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Whirlpool Mother of Invention Contests

Whirlpool brand has recently kicked-off the fourth annual Mother of Invention Grant Program. In the past three years, Whirlpool brand has recognized and helped more than 15 moms turn their innovative ideas into reality.

The Whirlpool brand Mother of Invention Grant Program provides seed money and expert guidance to moms to turn their invention, business or service ideas into full-fledged businesses. Contest winners receive:

§ A $20,000 grant for the grand prize winner

§ $24,000 in grant money for the four runners-up

§ Appliance prizes

§ Invitation to business boot camp where winners will receive guidance from Whirlpool and industry experts

This year, we are greening the program by adding a new category focused on moms who create an environmentally friendly product/service or use natural/recycled materials to create their invention. More information and entry forms can be found at Entries are accepted through July 31, 2008.

In addition to this contest, Whirlpool brand and Newman’s Own have launched the Let’s Eat In recipe contest and easy-to-prepare meal idea collection. Those with great recipe ideas can enter the contest, hosted by Food Network, for a chance to win a Whirlpool brand suite of kitchen appliances and a year’s supply of Newman’s Own products. For more information and to enter the contest, visit through July 31, 2008.

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Buttercup's First Birthday Blog Bash!

buttercup's berrie sweet blog bash
Berrie Sweet Picks is celebrating her Buttercup's first birthday with a blog bash. The party will run from June 21 - 28th.

Want to wish Buttercup a happy 1st birthday. That is such a big milestone. My babies will be 7 & 11 this year. The time goes by so quickly. Enjoy every moment. It is hard for me to believe that my first baby will be in middle school this September. I still remember the day I found out I was pregnant.

You can click on the banner to join in the party fun! But Wait, don't go yet ...
I am holding a contest for a $25 GC to Tote and Tee, go check out my Tee Party for details!

My top prize pick is
Circle of Sentiments 1-disc sterling silver or copper Mommy classic Necklace (a $45 value.) and plush princess wand from Celebrate Express!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Spring Reading Thing 2008

March 20th, through June 19th

Click on the banner to see details.

My List

Roses are Red James Patterson * Finished
Violets are Blue James Patterson * Finished
7th Heaven James Patterson * Finished
Crime seen : a psychic eye mystery * Finished
A Fist full of Charms by Kim Harrison * Finished
A few demons more by Kim Harrison *Finished
Carpe Demon * Finished
California Demon * Finished
Mary Mary * Finished
London Bridges * Finished
Magic Kingdom For Sale Sold by Terry Brooks
Blogging with Moxie

Make fun of work with Handipoints

We joined the program Handipoints back in January of this year. It is basically an online chore chart which works great for kids, especially older kids that don't want the star stickers anymore.

Handipoints is a combination of Chore Charts + Virtual world for kids.

Parents create the account for your children. Then your kids can log in and set up tasks/chore charts. The kids then earn points for completing tasks. Let me tell you, they have over 600 pre-programed tasks. Everything from chores around the house, to healthy living and even exercise and fitness. During the school years, there is an entire section for various home work and other school related items. They even have a drama section!

Kids then earn points that can be used in Handiland. This is the virtual world that they offer. It is pretty similar to Webkinz & Club Penguin. The character is a cat, you can change the way your cat looks and also change the clothes.

Kids can use their handipoints for buying things for their cat or you can set up a reward system. For example, my daughter can turn in 20 points for a trip to the park. You can also set up a system to earn actual money. This is a great way to do allowance.

The one thing that I really enjoy about this program is the help with chores. I always struggle with what types of chores my kids should be doing. With over 600 pre-set activities, it is very easy to make up a great chart that is not to overwhelming for my kids.

My kids love the Handiland and their cat.

That is what Works for Me :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday ~ Emails

I am so behind on emails, so this week I have been tackling catching up on them.

I also checked out a couple library books last week. One was an Alex Cross book that I hurried through. Another one I had been waiting on for what seems forever, Crime Seen by Victoria Laurie. Well it is due tomorrow, and I just realized a couple days ago that it was a short checkout. I haven't had one of those in FOREVER! I am trying to get through it. So that is my other tackle, which totally throws off my week. I had planned on getting some cleaning done today, lol.

At least it is summer, the kids spend more time outside & no homework to worry about. Who cares if the house is a bit messy, right. Right?!?

Oh be sure to come back after midnight, I have a new contest starting!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tote and Tee Party & Contest coming soon!

First I'm still playing catch up from the big Dance Recital week, lol. Wanted to give a heads up that we have a fun Tote and Tee party coming up on Wednesday with a contest included! Make sure to come back Wednesday :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

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...