Tuesday, December 31, 2013



"Are we going to do a craft today?"  I hear this everyday from my 3 year old.  She loves to do all kinds of crafts.  Today being New Year's Eve, I was looking for a craft that would allow her to celebrate the coming year, even though she most certainly will not be awake to welcome it officially.  


These super easy New Year's crackers take only a couple of minutes, and you probably have the needed supplies laying around.  All you need is a paper towel tube, some tissue paper, a small toy or some candy, and some sort of ribbon, string, etc. If you are like me, you probably have tons of tissue paper leftover from Christmas (I always save mine for the craft closet). I also lucked out and found this great wire type string with stars on it in my Christmas decoration box.  

First, you cut the tissue paper pieces and the paper towel roll  in half. Then, you put the candy inside.


Roll the paper towel tube (with candy safely inside) up in the tissue paper, and tie off the ends.

You can decorate this anyway you want, and can even use wrapping paper instead of tissue paper.  Takes just a minute or so to find the supplies, and just a few more minutes for you and your little one to put it together.  If you are having a party tonight, you could even make up several of these for party favors!  


Do you and your kids do a lot of crafts?  What is your favorite one that you have done?

12:26 PM Christine D


"Are we going to do a craft today?"  I hear this everyday from my 3 year old.  She loves to do all kinds of crafts.  Today being New Year's Eve, I was looking for a craft that would allow her to celebrate the coming year, even though she most certainly will not be awake to welcome it officially.  


These super easy New Year's crackers take only a couple of minutes, and you probably have the needed supplies laying around.  All you need is a paper towel tube, some tissue paper, a small toy or some candy, and some sort of ribbon, string, etc. If you are like me, you probably have tons of tissue paper leftover from Christmas (I always save mine for the craft closet). I also lucked out and found this great wire type string with stars on it in my Christmas decoration box.  

First, you cut the tissue paper pieces and the paper towel roll  in half. Then, you put the candy inside.


Roll the paper towel tube (with candy safely inside) up in the tissue paper, and tie off the ends.

You can decorate this anyway you want, and can even use wrapping paper instead of tissue paper.  Takes just a minute or so to find the supplies, and just a few more minutes for you and your little one to put it together.  If you are having a party tonight, you could even make up several of these for party favors!  


Do you and your kids do a lot of crafts?  What is your favorite one that you have done?

Saturday, December 28, 2013

  






More and more people are turning away from cable companies, and looking for cheaper online alternatives such as Netflix and Hulu.    The one option that is most overlooked is Amazon Prime.  Many people know that an Amazon Prime membership gets you free shipping on most items at Amazon.com, but do not know that Amazon Prime also includes instant access to a ton of movies and shows (lots more than with Netflix)

With Amazon Prime you can:

* Instantly watch over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with titles for everyone

AND

* Borrow books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library

* Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping with no minimum order size


Now, For a limited time you can get a free one month trial!  Simply cancel (can be easily done from their site with only 2 clicks) before the end of the month and never owe a penny, but I have a feeling you will fall in love!  

7:22 PM Christine D

  






More and more people are turning away from cable companies, and looking for cheaper online alternatives such as Netflix and Hulu.    The one option that is most overlooked is Amazon Prime.  Many people know that an Amazon Prime membership gets you free shipping on most items at Amazon.com, but do not know that Amazon Prime also includes instant access to a ton of movies and shows (lots more than with Netflix)

With Amazon Prime you can:

* Instantly watch over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with titles for everyone

AND

* Borrow books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library

* Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping with no minimum order size


Now, For a limited time you can get a free one month trial!  Simply cancel (can be easily done from their site with only 2 clicks) before the end of the month and never owe a penny, but I have a feeling you will fall in love!  

Friday, December 27, 2013

Below is a list of current daily instant win games.  If you find a new one or know of one I have missed, feel free to comment below and I will add it asap. If you win something from this list, please let us all know what you won!  Happy Sweeping! 

***Today's summary:  1 game ended yesterday, 2 games end today, and there is 1 new game so far today!  I'm expecting a LOT more to begin in the next few days, so check back often.

Skinny Cow Resolve to Indulge
Enter 5 times daily, and tweet for a bonus 6th entry!  16,190 winners!  You can instantly win a free product coupon or a $250 gift card.  Grand prize is 52 $200 Zappos gift cards for a new pair of shoes every week!  Plus a donation in winners name. Ends January 30, 2014.  You will need a code.  You can request a free code or you can try:  ABC123DEF456

Thomas' English Muffins Top This Sweeps
Enter daily. Instantly win a $5000 Travel Gift Card or one of 1000 free products.    Ends January 21, 2014.

Enter daily to win one of fifty nine $250 Visa gift cards.  2 ways to enter:  online or by texting MINUTEMAID to short code 26739.  One play daily, regardless of entry method. Ends February 28, 2014.

Snack Pack Instant Win Game
Daily entry. Instantly win a $25 visa gift card and be entered to win the grand prize: A trip for 4 to Universal Studios in Orlando, FL (ARV $3691.06 ).  Ends April 30, 2014.  *NOTE*  Codes can be found on packaging of specially marked Snack Pack , but you can also request a free code by scrolling down and clicking "Don't have a code? " .

Nabisco Put the Party in Play  
Daily Entry.  Instantly win a $100 Visa Ecard and be entered  to win the grand prize: a 4day/3 night trip for four to New York City (ARV $10,525).  Ends February 2, 2014.

Red Baron Big Game Giveaway
Daily Entry. Instantly win a Red Baron Prize pack (ARV $300 each) and be entered to win the grand prize: $10,000 awarded in the form of a check and many other prizes for a total ARV of $13, 800!  Ends January 31 2014. *NOTE*  begins at 3PM on 1/1

Enter to win a $50 gift card of sponsor chosing. Daily entry. There are 2 ways to enter.  Either smart phone or photo required.  Ends February 28, 2014

Snickers Superbowl Satisfaction Game
Win a $100 Visa Gift Card, a $25 Visa Gift Card, a Snickers Candy Bowl, or a coupon good for one Snickers Bar . You can win 5 times per e-mail address. Enter daily, contest ends February 28, 2014.

Daily Entry. Instantly win a tshirt, free 'grub' or $100!  Ends January 12, 2014. 

Kroger Win Your List Giveaway
Daily Entry. Enter to win ( 1 of 500) $50.00 prizes. An electronic 'coupon' for each prize won will be loaded directly to the winner's loyalty card. Void in FL, NY, & RI.  Ends January 15, 2014. 

Pretty Little Liars Instant Win Game
You must 'like' the page before the form will appear.  Daily Entry.  Win Pretty Little Liars Merchandise. Grand Prize is a trip to the Pretty Little Liars film set!  Ends January 7, 2014

Gogo Holiday Prize Plane Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes
Instantly win a Gogo 60 Min In Flight Pass, a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card, or an Apple iPad 16 GB with Retina display. Limit: One (1) Game prize per Entrant/household per day during the Promotion Period. Enter daily, contest ends January 2, 2014.


Indian Wells From Meetings to Memories Sweepstakes
Instantly win a $25 iTunes gift card, or a $500 Amazon.com gift card. Enter daily, contest ends January 17, 2014.

NFL Extra Points Fill Your Row Instant Win Game (FACEBOOK)
Instantly win a $50 NFLShop.com electronic gift card. Upon successful completion of the initial sweepstakes registration, the Instant Win Game will appear on the Thank You page after the first time a User invites friends to register for the Sweepstakes. Every day after the first time visiting the site, the Instant Win will appear on the User's Row Dashboard and will be available to the player once a day. Enter daily, contest ends January 6, 2014.


Toshiba Find Frosty Sweepstakes
Instantly win a $100 pre-paid debit card. Enter daily, contest ends January 7, 2014.

VSP Eye on the Prize 2013
Instantly win a $25 gift card to an online retailer, a $25 iTunes gift card, or a $25 Starbucks gift card. Limit: one (1) Sweepstakes and one (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. Enter daily, contest ends January 31, 2014.


Chef Boyardee XBox One Instant Win Game
Instantly win an Xbox One prize pack which includes an Xbox One and Zoo Tycoon Xbox One game. You will need a code, you can try 21003273. Enter daily, contest ends February 8, 2014.

Chef Rocks Instant Win Game
Instantly win a Twelve (12) month Xbox Live Gold Membership. You will need a code, you can try21003273. Enter daily, contest ends February 28, 2014.


Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Santa's Naughty or Nice Instant Win Game (FACEBOOK)
Instantly win a tablet device, a smartphone, a gaming console, a snowboard, a digital streaming device for the TV, a pair of wireless Wi-Fi speakers, a holiday sweater, a sleeved blanket, a terracotta novelty figurine, a 2014 calendar, a mini portable, rechargeable audio speaker, a pair of bedroom slippers. Limit of one (1) prize per person for the entire Promotion Period. Enter daily, contest ends January 6, 2014.

Barilla Hit the Slopes With Mikaela Shiffrin Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game
Instantly win an Oakley Bathroom Sink Pack, an Oakley Status Backpack, an Oakley Arsenal Pack, an Oakley Small icon pack, an Oakley Large Duffel, an Oakley Streetman Pack, an Oakley Small Duffel, an Oakley Water Bottle, an Oakley Snowmad Beanie, an Oakley Snow Beanie, a coupon for $1.00 off Barilla PLUS Pasta, a coupon for $1.00 off any two (2) boxes of Better for You pasta products. Limit: One (1) coupon prize and one (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. Enter daily, contest ends January 26, 2014.

AMP Energy Gold Instant Win Game
Instantly win an AMP ENERGY GOLD Snowboard, an AMP Snow Jacket - Mocha, an AMP Snow Jacket - Black, an AMP Snow Jacket - Green & Black, an AMP Snow Pants - Black, an AMP G-Shock Watch, an AMP Burton Hoodie - Black & Grey, an AMP Burton Hoodie - Black & White, an AMP Burton Hoodie - Green, an AMP Burton Hoodie - Grey, an AMP Burton Hoodie - White, an AMP Ski Gloves, an AMP Fleece Vest, an AMP logoed T-Shirt - Green, an AMP Beanie, an AMP Thermal Shirt. Limit one (1) prize per person/household/e-mail address. Enter daily, contest ends February 28, 2014.

Instantly win $99 in Seamless codes, delivered in the form of 4 $20 codes and one $19 code. Discount codes expire January 30, 2014. Enter daily, contest ends January 4, 2014.

Instantly win a $50 AMEX gift card, a $25 AMEX gift card, a $15 AMEX gift card, or a $10 AMEX gift card. Enter daily, contest ends March 21, 2014.

COOKING HAWAIIAN STYLE Spin To Win Game Sweepstakes 
Instantly win a $500 Visa Gift Card, a $50 Visa Gift card, an Island Princess Hawaii Gift Box, a Cooking Hawaiian Style T-Shirt, or a Noh Foods Hawaii Hawaiian Seasoning Packet. Enter daily, contest ends November 17, 2014.

Instantly win a Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack and a Hostess Coupon(s) valued at $4.50. Enter daily, contest ends January 5, 2014.

Nestle Truth or Dare Instant Win Game
Instantly win $1,000 awarded as a check, a $500 Visa gift card, a $100 Visa gift card, a $50 Visa gift card, a $25 Visa gift card, or a $10 Visa gift card. LIMIT: three (3) Instant Win Game prizes. Enter daily, contest ends January 15, 2014.

Instantly win a $1,000.00 Visa Pre-paid Card, or a $100.00 Visa Pre-paid Card. Limit one (1) instant win prize per person/email address. Enter daily, contest ends January 31, 2014.

Excedrin "Take a Holiday from Headaches" Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game (FACEBOOK)
Instantly win a $500.00 Visa Gift Card, a $500.00 Rite Aid Gift Card, a $500.00 Kroger Gift Card, a $500.00 ShopRite Gift Card, a $500.00 HyVee Gift Card, a $500.00 CVS Gift Card, a $500.00 Walgreens Gift Card, or a $500.00 Walmart Gift Card. Enter daily, contest ends January 2, 2014.

Instantly win a Free Morton Ice Melt Product fulfilled in the form of a Coupon, a Keurig K10 MINI Plus Brewing System, an Eureka Tetragon 5 Person Tent, a TETON Sports Celsius XXL Sleeping Bag, a $100 Amazon Gift Card, a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a $25 Amazon Gift Card, a $25 Walmart Gift Card, a $25 Home Depot Gift Card, two Hollywood Movie Money Certificates, a Netflix 12 Month Subscription, or a Free Redbox code for (1) night Rental. Enter daily, contest ends February 14, 2014.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Instant Win Game
Instantly win a download of the "Mockingjay" ringtone, or a digital wallpaper. Enter daily, contest ends January 15, 2014.

Instantly win a Boppy nursing pillow with two (2) covers, Belly bud headphones, a Similac 3rd trimester make-up bag, or a pack of fifty (50) Similac Prenatal supplements. Limit: One (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. Enter daily, contest ends February 3, 2014.

Instantly win a Keurig Brewer, or a Green Mountain Coffee Regular Variety K-Cup Portion Pack Sampler. Limit: One (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. Enter daily, contest ends March 31, 2014.

Tum-E Yummies Get Up 'n' Go Instant Win Game
Instantly win a (5) Tum E Yummies Pencils with (5) Character Eraser Toppers, 3D Art, a 6-Person Coleman Tent Set w/4 Sleeping Bags + Tum E Yummies Stickers, an 8MP Digital Camera, an Apple iPod touch 32 GB with custom character cord keeper, a Backpack, a Digital Song Download Code, a Folding Chair with Bag, an iHome Boombox, a Longboard + Tum E Yummies Stickers, a Portable Basketball Hoop, a Razor Cruiser Scooter + Tum E Yummies Stickers, a Razor RipStik + Tum E Yummies Stickers, a Remote Control Helicopter + Tum E Yummies Stickers, Silly Ears Headphones, a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, a Tum E Yummies Branded Bike + Tum E Yummies Stickers, a Tum E Yummies Custom Official Size Soccer Ball, Tum E Yummies Custom Vinyl Stickers, a Tum E Yummies Flying Disc, a Tum E Yummies Lunch Box, a Tum E Yummies Mini Fridge with 5 Cases of Tum E Yummies, a Tum E Yummies Notebook, a Tum E Yummies Watch, or a Wii U Deluxe Set + Tum E Yummies Stickers. You will need a code, you can use:
R8S9W5Y2QQ
G6D8K4X9JK
M6F3V4W7XT 

Enter daily, contest ends January 3, 2014.

Six Flags Sweepstakes
Instantly win (2) Tickets to Six Flags. Enter daily, contest ending unknown.

Ages 6-17 ONLY!  Tons of prizes!  VERY good odds!  I won a Furby and a download :) Ends Febuary 27, 2014.


4:03 PM Christine D
Below is a list of current daily instant win games.  If you find a new one or know of one I have missed, feel free to comment below and I will add it asap. If you win something from this list, please let us all know what you won!  Happy Sweeping! 

***Today's summary:  1 game ended yesterday, 2 games end today, and there is 1 new game so far today!  I'm expecting a LOT more to begin in the next few days, so check back often.

Skinny Cow Resolve to Indulge
Enter 5 times daily, and tweet for a bonus 6th entry!  16,190 winners!  You can instantly win a free product coupon or a $250 gift card.  Grand prize is 52 $200 Zappos gift cards for a new pair of shoes every week!  Plus a donation in winners name. Ends January 30, 2014.  You will need a code.  You can request a free code or you can try:  ABC123DEF456

Thomas' English Muffins Top This Sweeps
Enter daily. Instantly win a $5000 Travel Gift Card or one of 1000 free products.    Ends January 21, 2014.

Enter daily to win one of fifty nine $250 Visa gift cards.  2 ways to enter:  online or by texting MINUTEMAID to short code 26739.  One play daily, regardless of entry method. Ends February 28, 2014.

Snack Pack Instant Win Game
Daily entry. Instantly win a $25 visa gift card and be entered to win the grand prize: A trip for 4 to Universal Studios in Orlando, FL (ARV $3691.06 ).  Ends April 30, 2014.  *NOTE*  Codes can be found on packaging of specially marked Snack Pack , but you can also request a free code by scrolling down and clicking "Don't have a code? " .

Nabisco Put the Party in Play  
Daily Entry.  Instantly win a $100 Visa Ecard and be entered  to win the grand prize: a 4day/3 night trip for four to New York City (ARV $10,525).  Ends February 2, 2014.

Red Baron Big Game Giveaway
Daily Entry. Instantly win a Red Baron Prize pack (ARV $300 each) and be entered to win the grand prize: $10,000 awarded in the form of a check and many other prizes for a total ARV of $13, 800!  Ends January 31 2014. *NOTE*  begins at 3PM on 1/1

Enter to win a $50 gift card of sponsor chosing. Daily entry. There are 2 ways to enter.  Either smart phone or photo required.  Ends February 28, 2014

Snickers Superbowl Satisfaction Game
Win a $100 Visa Gift Card, a $25 Visa Gift Card, a Snickers Candy Bowl, or a coupon good for one Snickers Bar . You can win 5 times per e-mail address. Enter daily, contest ends February 28, 2014.

Daily Entry. Instantly win a tshirt, free 'grub' or $100!  Ends January 12, 2014. 

Kroger Win Your List Giveaway
Daily Entry. Enter to win ( 1 of 500) $50.00 prizes. An electronic 'coupon' for each prize won will be loaded directly to the winner's loyalty card. Void in FL, NY, & RI.  Ends January 15, 2014. 

Pretty Little Liars Instant Win Game
You must 'like' the page before the form will appear.  Daily Entry.  Win Pretty Little Liars Merchandise. Grand Prize is a trip to the Pretty Little Liars film set!  Ends January 7, 2014

Gogo Holiday Prize Plane Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes
Instantly win a Gogo 60 Min In Flight Pass, a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card, or an Apple iPad 16 GB with Retina display. Limit: One (1) Game prize per Entrant/household per day during the Promotion Period. Enter daily, contest ends January 2, 2014.


Indian Wells From Meetings to Memories Sweepstakes
Instantly win a $25 iTunes gift card, or a $500 Amazon.com gift card. Enter daily, contest ends January 17, 2014.

NFL Extra Points Fill Your Row Instant Win Game (FACEBOOK)
Instantly win a $50 NFLShop.com electronic gift card. Upon successful completion of the initial sweepstakes registration, the Instant Win Game will appear on the Thank You page after the first time a User invites friends to register for the Sweepstakes. Every day after the first time visiting the site, the Instant Win will appear on the User's Row Dashboard and will be available to the player once a day. Enter daily, contest ends January 6, 2014.


Toshiba Find Frosty Sweepstakes
Instantly win a $100 pre-paid debit card. Enter daily, contest ends January 7, 2014.

VSP Eye on the Prize 2013
Instantly win a $25 gift card to an online retailer, a $25 iTunes gift card, or a $25 Starbucks gift card. Limit: one (1) Sweepstakes and one (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. Enter daily, contest ends January 31, 2014.


Chef Boyardee XBox One Instant Win Game
Instantly win an Xbox One prize pack which includes an Xbox One and Zoo Tycoon Xbox One game. You will need a code, you can try 21003273. Enter daily, contest ends February 8, 2014.

Chef Rocks Instant Win Game
Instantly win a Twelve (12) month Xbox Live Gold Membership. You will need a code, you can try21003273. Enter daily, contest ends February 28, 2014.


Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Santa's Naughty or Nice Instant Win Game (FACEBOOK)
Instantly win a tablet device, a smartphone, a gaming console, a snowboard, a digital streaming device for the TV, a pair of wireless Wi-Fi speakers, a holiday sweater, a sleeved blanket, a terracotta novelty figurine, a 2014 calendar, a mini portable, rechargeable audio speaker, a pair of bedroom slippers. Limit of one (1) prize per person for the entire Promotion Period. Enter daily, contest ends January 6, 2014.

Barilla Hit the Slopes With Mikaela Shiffrin Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game
Instantly win an Oakley Bathroom Sink Pack, an Oakley Status Backpack, an Oakley Arsenal Pack, an Oakley Small icon pack, an Oakley Large Duffel, an Oakley Streetman Pack, an Oakley Small Duffel, an Oakley Water Bottle, an Oakley Snowmad Beanie, an Oakley Snow Beanie, a coupon for $1.00 off Barilla PLUS Pasta, a coupon for $1.00 off any two (2) boxes of Better for You pasta products. Limit: One (1) coupon prize and one (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. Enter daily, contest ends January 26, 2014.

AMP Energy Gold Instant Win Game
Instantly win an AMP ENERGY GOLD Snowboard, an AMP Snow Jacket - Mocha, an AMP Snow Jacket - Black, an AMP Snow Jacket - Green & Black, an AMP Snow Pants - Black, an AMP G-Shock Watch, an AMP Burton Hoodie - Black & Grey, an AMP Burton Hoodie - Black & White, an AMP Burton Hoodie - Green, an AMP Burton Hoodie - Grey, an AMP Burton Hoodie - White, an AMP Ski Gloves, an AMP Fleece Vest, an AMP logoed T-Shirt - Green, an AMP Beanie, an AMP Thermal Shirt. Limit one (1) prize per person/household/e-mail address. Enter daily, contest ends February 28, 2014.

Instantly win $99 in Seamless codes, delivered in the form of 4 $20 codes and one $19 code. Discount codes expire January 30, 2014. Enter daily, contest ends January 4, 2014.

Instantly win a $50 AMEX gift card, a $25 AMEX gift card, a $15 AMEX gift card, or a $10 AMEX gift card. Enter daily, contest ends March 21, 2014.

COOKING HAWAIIAN STYLE Spin To Win Game Sweepstakes 
Instantly win a $500 Visa Gift Card, a $50 Visa Gift card, an Island Princess Hawaii Gift Box, a Cooking Hawaiian Style T-Shirt, or a Noh Foods Hawaii Hawaiian Seasoning Packet. Enter daily, contest ends November 17, 2014.

Instantly win a Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack and a Hostess Coupon(s) valued at $4.50. Enter daily, contest ends January 5, 2014.

Nestle Truth or Dare Instant Win Game
Instantly win $1,000 awarded as a check, a $500 Visa gift card, a $100 Visa gift card, a $50 Visa gift card, a $25 Visa gift card, or a $10 Visa gift card. LIMIT: three (3) Instant Win Game prizes. Enter daily, contest ends January 15, 2014.

Instantly win a $1,000.00 Visa Pre-paid Card, or a $100.00 Visa Pre-paid Card. Limit one (1) instant win prize per person/email address. Enter daily, contest ends January 31, 2014.

Excedrin "Take a Holiday from Headaches" Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game (FACEBOOK)
Instantly win a $500.00 Visa Gift Card, a $500.00 Rite Aid Gift Card, a $500.00 Kroger Gift Card, a $500.00 ShopRite Gift Card, a $500.00 HyVee Gift Card, a $500.00 CVS Gift Card, a $500.00 Walgreens Gift Card, or a $500.00 Walmart Gift Card. Enter daily, contest ends January 2, 2014.

Instantly win a Free Morton Ice Melt Product fulfilled in the form of a Coupon, a Keurig K10 MINI Plus Brewing System, an Eureka Tetragon 5 Person Tent, a TETON Sports Celsius XXL Sleeping Bag, a $100 Amazon Gift Card, a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a $25 Amazon Gift Card, a $25 Walmart Gift Card, a $25 Home Depot Gift Card, two Hollywood Movie Money Certificates, a Netflix 12 Month Subscription, or a Free Redbox code for (1) night Rental. Enter daily, contest ends February 14, 2014.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Instant Win Game
Instantly win a download of the "Mockingjay" ringtone, or a digital wallpaper. Enter daily, contest ends January 15, 2014.

Instantly win a Boppy nursing pillow with two (2) covers, Belly bud headphones, a Similac 3rd trimester make-up bag, or a pack of fifty (50) Similac Prenatal supplements. Limit: One (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. Enter daily, contest ends February 3, 2014.

Instantly win a Keurig Brewer, or a Green Mountain Coffee Regular Variety K-Cup Portion Pack Sampler. Limit: One (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. Enter daily, contest ends March 31, 2014.

Tum-E Yummies Get Up 'n' Go Instant Win Game
Instantly win a (5) Tum E Yummies Pencils with (5) Character Eraser Toppers, 3D Art, a 6-Person Coleman Tent Set w/4 Sleeping Bags + Tum E Yummies Stickers, an 8MP Digital Camera, an Apple iPod touch 32 GB with custom character cord keeper, a Backpack, a Digital Song Download Code, a Folding Chair with Bag, an iHome Boombox, a Longboard + Tum E Yummies Stickers, a Portable Basketball Hoop, a Razor Cruiser Scooter + Tum E Yummies Stickers, a Razor RipStik + Tum E Yummies Stickers, a Remote Control Helicopter + Tum E Yummies Stickers, Silly Ears Headphones, a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, a Tum E Yummies Branded Bike + Tum E Yummies Stickers, a Tum E Yummies Custom Official Size Soccer Ball, Tum E Yummies Custom Vinyl Stickers, a Tum E Yummies Flying Disc, a Tum E Yummies Lunch Box, a Tum E Yummies Mini Fridge with 5 Cases of Tum E Yummies, a Tum E Yummies Notebook, a Tum E Yummies Watch, or a Wii U Deluxe Set + Tum E Yummies Stickers. You will need a code, you can use:
R8S9W5Y2QQ
G6D8K4X9JK
M6F3V4W7XT 

Enter daily, contest ends January 3, 2014.

Six Flags Sweepstakes
Instantly win (2) Tickets to Six Flags. Enter daily, contest ending unknown.

Ages 6-17 ONLY!  Tons of prizes!  VERY good odds!  I won a Furby and a download :) Ends Febuary 27, 2014.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Welcome to our $50 Walmart Gift Card giveaway

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Frugal Mommy Christine is pleased to join Tammie's Reviews, Giveaways and More in this giveaway sponsored by Herbal Essence.

The Naked Collection from Herbal Essence is available for purchase online at Walmart.

I love the Naked Collection!  It makes your hair feel like it is being pampered without all of the yucky additives!

The Naked Collection includes:


Naked Volume Shampoo & Conditioner - Restores hair’s natural body. - Made with zero heavy residues, dyes, and parabens. - Light weight shampoo provides a clean luscious bounce. - Conditioner keeps hair detangled, nourished, and maintains full volume.    
  Naked Volume Dry Shampoo - Great for days when you don’t have time to wash your hair. - Refreshes your look for lightweight, clean hair — even on days when you don’t wash. - The natural tapioca formula absorbs excess oil and transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh hair. - Delights senses with the crisp essence of citrus and mint. - How to use: Gently spray on and work into roots, brush out as desired.   
  Naked Volumizing Souffle - Weightless, volumizing styler gives you a lift for fullness that lasts. - Delights the senses with a boost of grapefruit and mint. - How to use: Gently work mousse through wet hair for volume.

1 reader will a $50 Walmart Gift Card to purchase a kit!

This giveaway will be live from 12/23 to 1/14, starting and ending at 7 p.m. est.

Winner will be chosen at random via random.org

Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another will be chosen.

Winner must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

This Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. No P.O Boxes. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified by email.

Disclosure- My blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. I received no compensation for promoting this giveaway
4:00 PM Christine D

Welcome to our $50 Walmart Gift Card giveaway

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Frugal Mommy Christine is pleased to join Tammie's Reviews, Giveaways and More in this giveaway sponsored by Herbal Essence.

The Naked Collection from Herbal Essence is available for purchase online at Walmart.

I love the Naked Collection!  It makes your hair feel like it is being pampered without all of the yucky additives!

The Naked Collection includes:


Naked Volume Shampoo & Conditioner - Restores hair’s natural body. - Made with zero heavy residues, dyes, and parabens. - Light weight shampoo provides a clean luscious bounce. - Conditioner keeps hair detangled, nourished, and maintains full volume.    
  Naked Volume Dry Shampoo - Great for days when you don’t have time to wash your hair. - Refreshes your look for lightweight, clean hair — even on days when you don’t wash. - The natural tapioca formula absorbs excess oil and transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh hair. - Delights senses with the crisp essence of citrus and mint. - How to use: Gently spray on and work into roots, brush out as desired.   
  Naked Volumizing Souffle - Weightless, volumizing styler gives you a lift for fullness that lasts. - Delights the senses with a boost of grapefruit and mint. - How to use: Gently work mousse through wet hair for volume.

1 reader will a $50 Walmart Gift Card to purchase a kit!

This giveaway will be live from 12/23 to 1/14, starting and ending at 7 p.m. est.

Winner will be chosen at random via random.org

Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another will be chosen.

Winner must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

This Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. No P.O Boxes. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified by email.

Disclosure- My blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. I received no compensation for promoting this giveaway

Monday, December 16, 2013

Enjoy the City

Enjoy the City Ultimate Edition Giveaway - January 1 to January 15, 2014

Free Twitter Link

5 winners will each receive 5 Enjoy the City Ultimate Edition books. Check out the book here.

ARV $100 for each winner (total giveaway value - $500)

Open to US residents only

Hosted by:

The Sensible Steward

Pay options:

Additional Links $1 (free additional link with announcement post)

Get your announcement post HTML here

Co-host option $5 for 5 additional links, 1 co-host page and listing on main giveaway page

Please send payment as a gift to qtcop0121@aol.com

SIGN UP HERE

Signups close 12/30

7:42 PM Christine D
Enjoy the City

Enjoy the City Ultimate Edition Giveaway - January 1 to January 15, 2014

Free Twitter Link

5 winners will each receive 5 Enjoy the City Ultimate Edition books. Check out the book here.

ARV $100 for each winner (total giveaway value - $500)

Open to US residents only

Hosted by:

The Sensible Steward

Pay options:

Additional Links $1 (free additional link with announcement post)

Get your announcement post HTML here

Co-host option $5 for 5 additional links, 1 co-host page and listing on main giveaway page

Please send payment as a gift to qtcop0121@aol.com

SIGN UP HERE

Signups close 12/30

Sign up!!


Prize:

Samsung - Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 - 16GB - White Value $399 plus one year insurance (total prize value $458)



Info:


-FREE Link with announcement (Twitter or Pinterest)

-Giveaway date:   Feb. 28 - March 21, 2014  (Closing Feb 19, 2014)

-Co-host $20.00
10 Links  (no google links)
2 Co-host pages

-Extra links $2.50 (no google links)up to 4 links



Send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com



5:27 PM Christine D
Sign up!!


Prize:

Samsung - Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 - 16GB - White Value $399 plus one year insurance (total prize value $458)



Info:


-FREE Link with announcement (Twitter or Pinterest)

-Giveaway date:   Feb. 28 - March 21, 2014  (Closing Feb 19, 2014)

-Co-host $20.00
10 Links  (no google links)
2 Co-host pages

-Extra links $2.50 (no google links)up to 4 links



Send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com






I saw a commercial for ABCmouse.com while I was watching PBS with my daughter a couple of months ago.  She seemed very interested, so I decided that we would try it out.  I really expected her to lose interest after a few days.  I was pleasantly surprised when , just 3 weeks later, she was graduating from the Toddler Time level.  ABCmouse.com has so many different types of activities that she never seems to get bored of it.  When she gets tired of following her lesson plan, she can explore the rest of the site.  She can visit the library, and watch as the story is read aloud, listen to educational songs, do puzzles, play with her fish tank, or any other number of things to do.




Since she started ABCmouse.com, I have not only noticed improvement not only in the areas that the lessons target, but her computer skills have significantly improved.  She has excellent control of the mouse now, and can navigate the site entirely on her own (and I must admit that it is absolutely WONDERFUL to be able to cook dinner in peace while she does her lessons) . I even put a bookmark on my browser so that she can even pull the site up on her own.  I think we all know how important computer skills are today.   You cannot go to school or (eventually) get a job without having at least some basic computer skills.


This is Laura's favorite part of the site .  Here she can pick the activity she wants to do, so that even when she does get sidetracked from the lesson, I can be sure she is still learning.  

What's the best part about ABCmouse.com though? You can try it FREE for a month to see how it will work out for your little ones.  I can just about guarantee that you will be amazed at how much they have learned in that time. 

ABCmouse.com is giving one of my readers the chance to win a code for whole year of ABCmouse for free!  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. This giveaway is open in all areas that are able to access ABCmouse.com.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck Everyone! Christine

disclosure:  While I initially signed up for ABCmouse as a paying customer , I received 1 year of ABCmouse.com free for Doing this giveaway.  
2:10 PM Christine D



I saw a commercial for ABCmouse.com while I was watching PBS with my daughter a couple of months ago.  She seemed very interested, so I decided that we would try it out.  I really expected her to lose interest after a few days.  I was pleasantly surprised when , just 3 weeks later, she was graduating from the Toddler Time level.  ABCmouse.com has so many different types of activities that she never seems to get bored of it.  When she gets tired of following her lesson plan, she can explore the rest of the site.  She can visit the library, and watch as the story is read aloud, listen to educational songs, do puzzles, play with her fish tank, or any other number of things to do.




Since she started ABCmouse.com, I have not only noticed improvement not only in the areas that the lessons target, but her computer skills have significantly improved.  She has excellent control of the mouse now, and can navigate the site entirely on her own (and I must admit that it is absolutely WONDERFUL to be able to cook dinner in peace while she does her lessons) . I even put a bookmark on my browser so that she can even pull the site up on her own.  I think we all know how important computer skills are today.   You cannot go to school or (eventually) get a job without having at least some basic computer skills.


This is Laura's favorite part of the site .  Here she can pick the activity she wants to do, so that even when she does get sidetracked from the lesson, I can be sure she is still learning.  

What's the best part about ABCmouse.com though? You can try it FREE for a month to see how it will work out for your little ones.  I can just about guarantee that you will be amazed at how much they have learned in that time. 

ABCmouse.com is giving one of my readers the chance to win a code for whole year of ABCmouse for free!  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. This giveaway is open in all areas that are able to access ABCmouse.com.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck Everyone! Christine

disclosure:  While I initially signed up for ABCmouse as a paying customer , I received 1 year of ABCmouse.com free for Doing this giveaway.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Almost everyone's wallet takes a beating at Christmas!  So who wouldn't love to win $300 Paypal or Amazon cash?  That's why I've teamed up with Megan over at Full Lives, Flat Broke, along with several other blogs to bring you this amazing giveaway!  Enter using the simple rafflecopter below!


a Rafflecopter giveaway
9:56 AM Christine D
Almost everyone's wallet takes a beating at Christmas!  So who wouldn't love to win $300 Paypal or Amazon cash?  That's why I've teamed up with Megan over at Full Lives, Flat Broke, along with several other blogs to bring you this amazing giveaway!  Enter using the simple rafflecopter below!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

zymbolgiveaway

Welcome to the Zymbol Sterling Silver Pendant Giveaway !

Hosted by: Tyrneathem

Sponsored by: Zymbol

Zymbol represents the world’s first line of Interactive Empowerment Jewelry. How is it interactive? Within the symbol you can find every letter of the alphabet and every number hidden in plain sight!

Zymbol™ was ‘accidentally’ created when company Founder Sally Short was doodling, and wrote down the phrase ‘LOVE IS ALL U NEED' stacking each letter on top of the next, and then adding a peace sign to complete the design. Sally then sent the design off to be cast as a ‘Love and Peace' pendant.

But something happened when the Short family received the pendant; they randomly saw it sitting sideways and noticed a ‘K' popping out. “There is no ‘K' in the phrase LOVE IS ALL U NEED,” commented Sally’s Daughter Merida. That motivated the family to see what other letters they could find and they ended up uncovering EVERY LETTER of the ALPHABET and EVERY NUMBER hidden within the symbol!

The Short Family decided to create a line of inspirational jewelry based around the design. They named it Zymbol as it is a symbol that represents all letters A through Z.

Please read Tyrneathem's Zymbol review!

~

Enter for your chance to win!

Prize: One large Zymbol Sterling Silver Pendant valued at $56

Event Dates: December 10 to 20, 2013

There is only one mandatory entry. It is a quick and simple vote for Zymbol. You do not need to register to place your vote.

Open to residents of the US only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. All entries are optional, but completing more entries will increase your chances of winning a prize. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen, so please watch your email! Please read full terms and conditions on the form before entering.

Good Luck!

INSERT GIVEAWAY FORM HERE

Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for the post above. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services mentioned. Tyrneathem may have received compensation or applied affiliate links. Participating bloggers are not responsible for the awarding of the prizes. Sponsors are responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, or any other social media network. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

If you have any questions about this giveaway or if you discover any problems, please contact Tyrneathem.

12:00 AM Christine D

zymbolgiveaway

Welcome to the Zymbol Sterling Silver Pendant Giveaway !

Hosted by: Tyrneathem

Sponsored by: Zymbol

Zymbol represents the world’s first line of Interactive Empowerment Jewelry. How is it interactive? Within the symbol you can find every letter of the alphabet and every number hidden in plain sight!

Zymbol™ was ‘accidentally’ created when company Founder Sally Short was doodling, and wrote down the phrase ‘LOVE IS ALL U NEED' stacking each letter on top of the next, and then adding a peace sign to complete the design. Sally then sent the design off to be cast as a ‘Love and Peace' pendant.

But something happened when the Short family received the pendant; they randomly saw it sitting sideways and noticed a ‘K' popping out. “There is no ‘K' in the phrase LOVE IS ALL U NEED,” commented Sally’s Daughter Merida. That motivated the family to see what other letters they could find and they ended up uncovering EVERY LETTER of the ALPHABET and EVERY NUMBER hidden within the symbol!

The Short Family decided to create a line of inspirational jewelry based around the design. They named it Zymbol as it is a symbol that represents all letters A through Z.

Please read Tyrneathem's Zymbol review!

~

Enter for your chance to win!

Prize: One large Zymbol Sterling Silver Pendant valued at $56

Event Dates: December 10 to 20, 2013

There is only one mandatory entry. It is a quick and simple vote for Zymbol. You do not need to register to place your vote.

Open to residents of the US only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. All entries are optional, but completing more entries will increase your chances of winning a prize. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen, so please watch your email! Please read full terms and conditions on the form before entering.

Good Luck!

INSERT GIVEAWAY FORM HERE

Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for the post above. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services mentioned. Tyrneathem may have received compensation or applied affiliate links. Participating bloggers are not responsible for the awarding of the prizes. Sponsors are responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, or any other social media network. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

If you have any questions about this giveaway or if you discover any problems, please contact Tyrneathem.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


I have signed up to be a part of this exciting new giveaway that will be starting January 31st!  If you participate also, be sure to tell them that Christine from The Frugal Mommy sent you!


Prize:

Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System Value $149

Bonus variety box includes:
  • 1 Barista Prima Italian Roast Coffee
  • 1 Café Escapes Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa
  • 1 Celestial Seasonings® Sleepytime Herbal Tea
  • 1 Celestial Seasonings® Southern Sweet Iced Tea
  • 1 Gloria Jean's® Hazelnut Coffee
  • 1 Green Mountain Coffee® Breakfast Blend Travel Mug Coffee
  • 1 Green Mountain Coffee® Nantucket Blend Coffee
  • 1 The Original Donut Shop® Extra Bold Coffee
  • 1 Timothy's® Columbian Decaf Coffee
  • 1 Tully's® French Roast Coffee
    *Selections may vary based on supply

Info:


-FREE Link with announcement (Twitter or Pinterest)

-Giveaway date:   Jan 31 - Feb 21, 2014  (Closing Jan 24, 2014)

-Co-host $10.00
10 Links  (no google links)
2 Co-host pages

-Extra links $1.50 (no google links)up to 4 links



Send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com



5:12 PM Christine D

I have signed up to be a part of this exciting new giveaway that will be starting January 31st!  If you participate also, be sure to tell them that Christine from The Frugal Mommy sent you!


Prize:

Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System Value $149

Bonus variety box includes:
  • 1 Barista Prima Italian Roast Coffee
  • 1 Café Escapes Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa
  • 1 Celestial Seasonings® Sleepytime Herbal Tea
  • 1 Celestial Seasonings® Southern Sweet Iced Tea
  • 1 Gloria Jean's® Hazelnut Coffee
  • 1 Green Mountain Coffee® Breakfast Blend Travel Mug Coffee
  • 1 Green Mountain Coffee® Nantucket Blend Coffee
  • 1 The Original Donut Shop® Extra Bold Coffee
  • 1 Timothy's® Columbian Decaf Coffee
  • 1 Tully's® French Roast Coffee
    *Selections may vary based on supply

Info:


-FREE Link with announcement (Twitter or Pinterest)

-Giveaway date:   Jan 31 - Feb 21, 2014  (Closing Jan 24, 2014)

-Co-host $10.00
10 Links  (no google links)
2 Co-host pages

-Extra links $1.50 (no google links)up to 4 links



Send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com






New Year, New You Event 

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize: ProForm ProForm Performance 400 S Treadmill 
Additional Prizes: $250 Visa Gift Card, 
$100 GAP Gift Card 
and Body Gospel Deluxe
 Event dates: 1/1 - 1/31 
Open to US and Canada 
Referral prize: $50 Amazon E-Code or Paypal Cash 
 Bloggers: Sign Up HERE
2:24 PM Christine D



New Year, New You Event 

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize: ProForm ProForm Performance 400 S Treadmill 
Additional Prizes: $250 Visa Gift Card, 
$100 GAP Gift Card 
and Body Gospel Deluxe
 Event dates: 1/1 - 1/31 
Open to US and Canada 
Referral prize: $50 Amazon E-Code or Paypal Cash 
 Bloggers: Sign Up HERE

Friday, December 6, 2013

 
Just a little about the shop owner!
Susan McCarthy of Wee Cat Creations has been knitting since age 8 when she learned to make an owl in a class taught at her town’s junior library. She’s been crocheting since her early 20s when a coworker taught her how during a slow summer selling housewares at the mall. She started filling her Etsy shop with accessories made from combinations of yarns in yummy colors and touchable textures in 2012 when her new husband’s health issues forced him to retire at age 52. With take-anywhere yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks, Susan is able to spend more time with her husband and enjoy the meditative action of knitting and crochet.
 
I love scarfs and all things handmade so when I came across Wee Cat Creations I was in love! I have never seen scarves made from this type of yarn it makes a super bright and colorful scarf! I also love the fact that it is more of a fashion scarf and not a really bulky heavy scarf! Let me show you how cute these scarves really are! She also makes headbands and necklace form the same material and they are to die for!
 
 
Wee Cat Creations makes more than just scarves if you can create it she probably has it let me show you a few more really neat items from her shop!
 



 
Wee Cat Creations and Faith Filled Footsteps are offering one lucky readers a chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to find the perfect item for yourself or a love one! If you just cannot wait to see if you are the winner and you need to get your hands on these wonderful item now you can find them here!
 
 
The Giveaway will run from December 2, 2013 and close late on the evening of December 16, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.
 
 
 
 


 
3:02 AM Christine D
 
Just a little about the shop owner!
Susan McCarthy of Wee Cat Creations has been knitting since age 8 when she learned to make an owl in a class taught at her town’s junior library. She’s been crocheting since her early 20s when a coworker taught her how during a slow summer selling housewares at the mall. She started filling her Etsy shop with accessories made from combinations of yarns in yummy colors and touchable textures in 2012 when her new husband’s health issues forced him to retire at age 52. With take-anywhere yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks, Susan is able to spend more time with her husband and enjoy the meditative action of knitting and crochet.
 
I love scarfs and all things handmade so when I came across Wee Cat Creations I was in love! I have never seen scarves made from this type of yarn it makes a super bright and colorful scarf! I also love the fact that it is more of a fashion scarf and not a really bulky heavy scarf! Let me show you how cute these scarves really are! She also makes headbands and necklace form the same material and they are to die for!
 
 
Wee Cat Creations makes more than just scarves if you can create it she probably has it let me show you a few more really neat items from her shop!
 



 
Wee Cat Creations and Faith Filled Footsteps are offering one lucky readers a chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to find the perfect item for yourself or a love one! If you just cannot wait to see if you are the winner and you need to get your hands on these wonderful item now you can find them here!
 
 
The Giveaway will run from December 2, 2013 and close late on the evening of December 16, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.
 
 
 
 


 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

 
Anyone who has read my blog for awhile knows that I love bags! All bags, big, small and everything in between. This bag is no exception. I am in LOVE with the colors of this bag. I have never been a pink kind of girl, I go more for the greens and blues and this one speaks to me! Every time I carry this bag I am stopped by people to ask where I got it and everyone says they LOVE THIS BAG!
 
Most times during the holidays people are looking for a bargain and they shop those big box stores with generic items for the lowest price possible. I personally love all things small business and made in the USA. This Artisan Bag is perfect. It is handmade with love, beautifully stitched and just gorgeous! I LOVE THIS BAG!

We are posting this on a Saturday to introduce you to Shop Small Business Saturday! Find out when your town is participating and save when you shop your local shops. We are small business and made in the USA all the way!
 
Let me show you a few of the beautiful bags they offer!







 
Here is just a little info about this shop!
 
At Artisan Handbags & Accessories we make more than just great handbags. Whether your purchase is pre-made or custom-designed, each piece is 100% American made and handmade - our bags don't come off an assembly line nor are they shipped across an ocean. The cotton for most of our fabrics is even picked in, and milled in the southern United States!

Behind the scenes, we are a small team of real women, building a small business and celebrating the things that make our company unique. Each handmade Artisan item starts and finishes in our production shop but the sewing of your item is done by a master seamstress in her home. We are very proud of this important part of our story. We are a company that values people and their craft and it is our mission to share that with you. We hope you'll join us for the celebration!
 
Don't they have the cutest bags! They offer so many different items and fabric with so many added features! This is a great company! Let me show you the bag we got to try! The blue, green and grey are a perfect touch to all the winter dreariness! This bag  has a retail price of $86.00 and is one of the more expensive items they sell! Not to worry they have something in all price ranges and you will find the perfect bag for you or a loved one



This bag is huge it holds all my junk!


Love the bows on the side!
 

 
 
Artisan Bags and Faith Filled Footsteps are giving one lucky reader a $50 gift certificate for any custom designed item all you need to do is enter below! If you are like me and you just cannot wait you can head on over to the Artisan website here and find the perfect bag for you!
 
 
The Giveaway will run from December 7, 2013 and close late on the evening of December 21, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.
 
 


6:37 AM Christine D
 
Anyone who has read my blog for awhile knows that I love bags! All bags, big, small and everything in between. This bag is no exception. I am in LOVE with the colors of this bag. I have never been a pink kind of girl, I go more for the greens and blues and this one speaks to me! Every time I carry this bag I am stopped by people to ask where I got it and everyone says they LOVE THIS BAG!
 
Most times during the holidays people are looking for a bargain and they shop those big box stores with generic items for the lowest price possible. I personally love all things small business and made in the USA. This Artisan Bag is perfect. It is handmade with love, beautifully stitched and just gorgeous! I LOVE THIS BAG!

We are posting this on a Saturday to introduce you to Shop Small Business Saturday! Find out when your town is participating and save when you shop your local shops. We are small business and made in the USA all the way!
 
Let me show you a few of the beautiful bags they offer!







 
Here is just a little info about this shop!
 
At Artisan Handbags & Accessories we make more than just great handbags. Whether your purchase is pre-made or custom-designed, each piece is 100% American made and handmade - our bags don't come off an assembly line nor are they shipped across an ocean. The cotton for most of our fabrics is even picked in, and milled in the southern United States!

Behind the scenes, we are a small team of real women, building a small business and celebrating the things that make our company unique. Each handmade Artisan item starts and finishes in our production shop but the sewing of your item is done by a master seamstress in her home. We are very proud of this important part of our story. We are a company that values people and their craft and it is our mission to share that with you. We hope you'll join us for the celebration!
 
Don't they have the cutest bags! They offer so many different items and fabric with so many added features! This is a great company! Let me show you the bag we got to try! The blue, green and grey are a perfect touch to all the winter dreariness! This bag  has a retail price of $86.00 and is one of the more expensive items they sell! Not to worry they have something in all price ranges and you will find the perfect bag for you or a loved one



This bag is huge it holds all my junk!


Love the bows on the side!
 

 
 
Artisan Bags and Faith Filled Footsteps are giving one lucky reader a $50 gift certificate for any custom designed item all you need to do is enter below! If you are like me and you just cannot wait you can head on over to the Artisan website here and find the perfect bag for you!
 
 
The Giveaway will run from December 7, 2013 and close late on the evening of December 21, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.
 
 


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

 
 

Absolute Jewelery is a really neat company I recenlty found while Christmas shopping. I love all this new retro recycled jewelery! I am all about recycling and reusing items. This company makes the coolest (per my 12 year old) stuff! I never knew that you could recycle soda pop can and make jewelery that looks likes this! SUPER COOL!
 
Let me show you!
 


 
A Soda Pop Can who knew! This stuff (as my daughter puts it) ROCKS! I have to say I think it is pretty cool and being an 80's kids it talks to the punk teenager in me!
 
This is the really cool necklace we got to try!
 
 
 
Here is just a little info about the shop owner. We are a Mother and Daughter team. Our love for creating jewelry started as a small hobby consuming our house and has turned into a thriving business still consuming our house! Our recycled soda can jewelry has become a favorite. It was inspired by our own waste products, looking at them and wondering if we could create something beautiful. We love to up cycle! All of our recycled jewelry is designed and created by us.
 
Absolute Jewelery & Faith Filled Footsteps are giving one lucky reader a $36.00 gift certificate. All you have to do is enter below or if you just cannot wait you can check out Absolute Jewelry's website here!
 
 
 The Giveaway will run from December 6, 2013 and close late on the evening of December 20, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.
 





 
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4:13 AM Christine D
 
 

Absolute Jewelery is a really neat company I recenlty found while Christmas shopping. I love all this new retro recycled jewelery! I am all about recycling and reusing items. This company makes the coolest (per my 12 year old) stuff! I never knew that you could recycle soda pop can and make jewelery that looks likes this! SUPER COOL!
 
Let me show you!
 


 
A Soda Pop Can who knew! This stuff (as my daughter puts it) ROCKS! I have to say I think it is pretty cool and being an 80's kids it talks to the punk teenager in me!
 
This is the really cool necklace we got to try!
 
 
 
Here is just a little info about the shop owner. We are a Mother and Daughter team. Our love for creating jewelry started as a small hobby consuming our house and has turned into a thriving business still consuming our house! Our recycled soda can jewelry has become a favorite. It was inspired by our own waste products, looking at them and wondering if we could create something beautiful. We love to up cycle! All of our recycled jewelry is designed and created by us.
 
Absolute Jewelery & Faith Filled Footsteps are giving one lucky reader a $36.00 gift certificate. All you have to do is enter below or if you just cannot wait you can check out Absolute Jewelry's website here!
 
 
 The Giveaway will run from December 6, 2013 and close late on the evening of December 20, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced both on the Rafflecopter as well as Faith Filled Footsteps Facebook. Faith Filled Footsteps is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.
 





 
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Macy's has announced that their 2013 Black Friday sale will start at 8 pm on Thanksgiving night this year. Stores will remain open for 24 straight hours! This will be the first time they have been open on Thanksgiving in their 155 years of business.

By starting at 8 pm this year, they will be in direct competition with mass retailers such as Target and Walmart. It makes you wonder if other stores are planning an even earlier start. They can't go too much earlier without being in direct competition with Granny's Turkey, which might make for a very interesting battle.

Certain states and townships still have "blue laws", which date back to the 17th Century, preventing retail stores from being open on Thanksgiving. Sales in these areas will have to be pushed back to at least 12:01 am Friday.



Macy's has also released a preview of their Black Friday doorbusters.  Historically, when a store releases a sneak peak of the ad,  the release of the full ad is not very far behind.  Macy's Pinterest page is hinting that this is indeed the case, by advising us to stay tuned as there is "more to come.  Macy's released their ad relatively early last year, and may be planning on releasing the full ad even earlier this year, before a leak through a third party can happen.

6:51 PM Christine D
Macy's has announced that their 2013 Black Friday sale will start at 8 pm on Thanksgiving night this year. Stores will remain open for 24 straight hours! This will be the first time they have been open on Thanksgiving in their 155 years of business.

By starting at 8 pm this year, they will be in direct competition with mass retailers such as Target and Walmart. It makes you wonder if other stores are planning an even earlier start. They can't go too much earlier without being in direct competition with Granny's Turkey, which might make for a very interesting battle.

Certain states and townships still have "blue laws", which date back to the 17th Century, preventing retail stores from being open on Thanksgiving. Sales in these areas will have to be pushed back to at least 12:01 am Friday.



Macy's has also released a preview of their Black Friday doorbusters.  Historically, when a store releases a sneak peak of the ad,  the release of the full ad is not very far behind.  Macy's Pinterest page is hinting that this is indeed the case, by advising us to stay tuned as there is "more to come.  Macy's released their ad relatively early last year, and may be planning on releasing the full ad even earlier this year, before a leak through a third party can happen.

It's time for another giveaway!  It's time to start thinking about Christmas presents already, so I'm giving away this Diamond Edition of The Little Mermaid on DVD and Blu-ray!


The Little Mermaid, one of the most celebrated animated films of all time, is now spectacularly transformed for the first time on Blu-ray, with a state-of-the-art digitally restored picture and brilliant high definition sound!

Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world.  After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.  With  Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both of her worlds. 

The Diamond Collection boasts over 3 hours of "Splashing Bonus" including Crab-e-oke sing-along, a music video by Jodi Benson, and a Never before seen deleted character- Harold the Merman.The Feature Running time is 83 minutes.






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10:16 AM Christine D
It's time for another giveaway!  It's time to start thinking about Christmas presents already, so I'm giving away this Diamond Edition of The Little Mermaid on DVD and Blu-ray!


The Little Mermaid, one of the most celebrated animated films of all time, is now spectacularly transformed for the first time on Blu-ray, with a state-of-the-art digitally restored picture and brilliant high definition sound!

Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world.  After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.  With  Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both of her worlds. 

The Diamond Collection boasts over 3 hours of "Splashing Bonus" including Crab-e-oke sing-along, a music video by Jodi Benson, and a Never before seen deleted character- Harold the Merman.The Feature Running time is 83 minutes.






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Yup, that's right!  JC Penny has just announced on their facebook page that they will giving away free snow globes (while supplies last) this year for Black Friday.  This is the first of many deals I will be sharing!  Who else is excited to see this year's black Friday deals?


8:58 AM Christine D
Yup, that's right!  JC Penny has just announced on their facebook page that they will giving away free snow globes (while supplies last) this year for Black Friday.  This is the first of many deals I will be sharing!  Who else is excited to see this year's black Friday deals?


Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Enter now to win a Kitchen Aid stand mixer!   Some people say that there are three things every sweeper wants to win: Cash, Car, and Trip.  For many, there are four : cash, car, trip, and Kitchen Aid!

As an added bonus to this giveaway, if you get 3 friends to sign up you unlock the "super secret" mystery prize:  a $100 SpaFinder gift card


3:02 PM Christine D

Enter now to win a Kitchen Aid stand mixer!   Some people say that there are three things every sweeper wants to win: Cash, Car, and Trip.  For many, there are four : cash, car, trip, and Kitchen Aid!

As an added bonus to this giveaway, if you get 3 friends to sign up you unlock the "super secret" mystery prize:  a $100 SpaFinder gift card