Sunday, July 28, 2013

OshKosh is giving away 60 $50 gift cards!  Head over to their Facebook page and enter to win.


Just for fun, comment below with your favorite item from their webbie

6:09 PM Christine D
OshKosh is giving away 60 $50 gift cards!  Head over to their Facebook page and enter to win.


Just for fun, comment below with your favorite item from their webbie

Win a $25 McDonald's Gift Card

From the fine folks at Yes I have a Coupon! 


Go to their blog Here to enter and make sure you comment to tell them the The Frugal Mommy Sent you!  There is also a link to many other participating blogs, who are doing similar giveaways of their own.
9:35 AM Christine D

Win a $25 McDonald's Gift Card

From the fine folks at Yes I have a Coupon! 


Go to their blog Here to enter and make sure you comment to tell them the The Frugal Mommy Sent you!  There is also a link to many other participating blogs, who are doing similar giveaways of their own.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Smashbox is giving out 150,000 samples (2 week supply- ARV $9) of their Smashbox Photo Finish Primer! 


 Head on over to their Facebook page HERE to enter!! The odds are DEFINITELY in your favor to get one with 150,000 samples to be given away!  Just 'like' them and complete the entry form before July 31st for your chance to win one of these deluxe samples!
~Christine~


8:43 AM Christine D

Smashbox is giving out 150,000 samples (2 week supply- ARV $9) of their Smashbox Photo Finish Primer! 


 Head on over to their Facebook page HERE to enter!! The odds are DEFINITELY in your favor to get one with 150,000 samples to be given away!  Just 'like' them and complete the entry form before July 31st for your chance to win one of these deluxe samples!
~Christine~


Friday, July 26, 2013

Vacation Time



Packing for the Kids

It's birthday time for my kids (b-days are 5 days apart), and that means it's time to go to Tennessee to visit the family.  I'm excited to visit everyone and see their reactions when they see how much the kids have grown.  What I am not looking forward to, is living out of a suitcase for a week and trying to keep everything for 4 people organized while still taking care of the kids, and preparing for last minute outings in a flash.

It seems like every time I go on a trip, I spend tons of time packing, organizing and trying to make sure everything is nice and neat.  When we arrive to our destination, the hubby takes a shower and changes clothes, I get both kids into nice fresh outfits, and then I get myself dressed.  When that is all done, the bags are scrambled!  Completely scrambled!  Everyone (myself included)  'digs' to find what they need and everyone's clothes end up all jumbled.  I think this has become MUCH worse since the addition of tiny clothes for 2 kids.  It's just impossible to keep it all neat!  

This time I have decided to try something new.  As my readers all know, I am on a journey to becoming more organized.  While I was doing laundry yesterday, pondering a solution for my super big problem, my very soon to be 3 year old brought me a box of ziplock bags and informed me that her little brother had gotten them out of the pantry again.  *Light Bulb!*  Why couldn't I put an outfit in a ziplock bag?  There wasn't any reason I could think of .  Instead of digging through my suitcase for shorts, shirt, and matching socks, I will only have to find a bag.  







I put one and only one outfit in each bag.  Panties/diaper (depending on which child it's for), shorts, shirt, and a pair of socks!  In the morning I can just grab a bag for each child and the wipes.  Everything I need for getting the kids ready for the day in one quick grab. I also did one bag with all of their shoes and another swim bag (sunscreen, bathing suits, and hats).  I am hoping this will help keep me from getting so stressed out (and being the one 'holding up the train').

I will let everyone know how it worked out!

Talk to me!  Tell me your tips and trips for packing or traveling with kids in the comments below!


9:56 AM Christine D

Vacation Time



Packing for the Kids

It's birthday time for my kids (b-days are 5 days apart), and that means it's time to go to Tennessee to visit the family.  I'm excited to visit everyone and see their reactions when they see how much the kids have grown.  What I am not looking forward to, is living out of a suitcase for a week and trying to keep everything for 4 people organized while still taking care of the kids, and preparing for last minute outings in a flash.

It seems like every time I go on a trip, I spend tons of time packing, organizing and trying to make sure everything is nice and neat.  When we arrive to our destination, the hubby takes a shower and changes clothes, I get both kids into nice fresh outfits, and then I get myself dressed.  When that is all done, the bags are scrambled!  Completely scrambled!  Everyone (myself included)  'digs' to find what they need and everyone's clothes end up all jumbled.  I think this has become MUCH worse since the addition of tiny clothes for 2 kids.  It's just impossible to keep it all neat!  

This time I have decided to try something new.  As my readers all know, I am on a journey to becoming more organized.  While I was doing laundry yesterday, pondering a solution for my super big problem, my very soon to be 3 year old brought me a box of ziplock bags and informed me that her little brother had gotten them out of the pantry again.  *Light Bulb!*  Why couldn't I put an outfit in a ziplock bag?  There wasn't any reason I could think of .  Instead of digging through my suitcase for shorts, shirt, and matching socks, I will only have to find a bag.  







I put one and only one outfit in each bag.  Panties/diaper (depending on which child it's for), shorts, shirt, and a pair of socks!  In the morning I can just grab a bag for each child and the wipes.  Everything I need for getting the kids ready for the day in one quick grab. I also did one bag with all of their shoes and another swim bag (sunscreen, bathing suits, and hats).  I am hoping this will help keep me from getting so stressed out (and being the one 'holding up the train').

I will let everyone know how it worked out!

Talk to me!  Tell me your tips and trips for packing or traveling with kids in the comments below!


Friday, July 19, 2013

Kindle Summer This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT! Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HD 7".
Kindle Fire HD 7" Giveaway
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)
  Or $199 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)
 

Sponsoring Bloggers & Authors

  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. New Adult Addiction
  4. Jessabella Reads
  5. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Somthing Year Old Girl
  6. Books Unhinged by StacyHgg
  7. S.A. Larsen - Writer's Ally
  8. Author Inger Iverson
  9. The Geeky Gamers
  10. annakyss
  11. Everyday Word Magic
  12. Candance's Book Blog
  13. Page Flipperz
  14. SMI Book Club
  15. Laurie Here
  16. Feed Your Fiction Addiction
  17. Phantasmic Reads
  18. The Book Bellas
  19. Please Don't Remove MarGreat's Glasses
  20. Author Jennifer Laurens
  21. J.C. Valentine
  22. Holly Hood
  23. Young Adult Novel Reader
  24. Author Heather Bixler
  25. Literary Meanderings
  26. Suspense Author Kim Cresswell
  27. Mother Daughter & Son Book Review
  28. Meredith's Musings
  29. Auggie Talk
  30. Author Camelia Miron Skiba
  31. Author Lena Sledge
  32. LoriTheAuthor
  33. Author Dianne Venetta
  34. Curling Up with A Good Book
  35. MyLadyWeb
  36. Fae Books
  37. Bea's Book Nook
  38. Girls with Books
  39. Ketch's Book Nook
  40. Turning Pages
  41. Bookhounds
  42. Karey White
  43. My Devotional Thoughts
  44. Author Talia Jager
  45. Author Helen Smith
  46. Sher A Hart: Written Art
  47. Author MK McClintock
  48. Word to Dreams
  49. Buku-Buku Didi
  50. Tasty Book Tours
  51. Readerlicious
  52. Romance Bookworm's Reviews
  Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7" HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire. Sponsor a future Kindle Fire Giveaway by signing up HERE. Ends 8/15/13 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway



8:00 PM Christine D
Kindle Summer This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT! Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HD 7".
Kindle Fire HD 7" Giveaway
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)
  Or $199 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)
 

Sponsoring Bloggers & Authors

  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. New Adult Addiction
  4. Jessabella Reads
  5. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Somthing Year Old Girl
  6. Books Unhinged by StacyHgg
  7. S.A. Larsen - Writer's Ally
  8. Author Inger Iverson
  9. The Geeky Gamers
  10. annakyss
  11. Everyday Word Magic
  12. Candance's Book Blog
  13. Page Flipperz
  14. SMI Book Club
  15. Laurie Here
  16. Feed Your Fiction Addiction
  17. Phantasmic Reads
  18. The Book Bellas
  19. Please Don't Remove MarGreat's Glasses
  20. Author Jennifer Laurens
  21. J.C. Valentine
  22. Holly Hood
  23. Young Adult Novel Reader
  24. Author Heather Bixler
  25. Literary Meanderings
  26. Suspense Author Kim Cresswell
  27. Mother Daughter & Son Book Review
  28. Meredith's Musings
  29. Auggie Talk
  30. Author Camelia Miron Skiba
  31. Author Lena Sledge
  32. LoriTheAuthor
  33. Author Dianne Venetta
  34. Curling Up with A Good Book
  35. MyLadyWeb
  36. Fae Books
  37. Bea's Book Nook
  38. Girls with Books
  39. Ketch's Book Nook
  40. Turning Pages
  41. Bookhounds
  42. Karey White
  43. My Devotional Thoughts
  44. Author Talia Jager
  45. Author Helen Smith
  46. Sher A Hart: Written Art
  47. Author MK McClintock
  48. Word to Dreams
  49. Buku-Buku Didi
  50. Tasty Book Tours
  51. Readerlicious
  52. Romance Bookworm's Reviews
  Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7" HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire. Sponsor a future Kindle Fire Giveaway by signing up HERE. Ends 8/15/13 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway