Aug 31, 2011

Let's get Loopy! (Loopy hair bows)

Stacy @ I like Big Bows blog is hosting a giveaway for this ebook :

Head on over and enter, YO!

Aug 30, 2011

Web Conferencing Solutions

Working  from your home has never been so easy. I mean, years ago this was not even an option but now days with the use of laptops, wifi, online that...It has never been easier.

Do you work from home?

Does your employer make it easy for you?
Running your own business? How do you keep your employees monitored and "in the know" without having them inside the office?

Do you host a lot of online events? If so, then you definitely need the best web conferencing solutions.

What do you use?

You definitely want to go with something with excellent feedback and results.

Do your research on finding the perfect web meeting solution.

Aug 27, 2011

Back to School CRAYON hairbow *tutorial*


Aug 25, 2011

Wisharoo Park/Capezio "Do the Duckle" giveaway

Let's boogie down....

Everyone Do the Duckle!

Wisharoo Park and Capezio have teamed up to for one great sweepstakes.

Do you have a little dancer in your household? How would he/she like to win one of (5) $500 dance scholarships?

Sounds pretty nifty, right?

Here's what you need to do: 

1. "Watch the video above for a little dance inspiration from the Duckles.

2. Choose either the BALLET or TAP song to dance to.

3. Get out your video camera, or even your cameraphone, and record yourself dancing along with either song.

4. Click the “Enter Now” tab to upload your video for a chance to win some great prizes!

5. Please wait for your video to finish uploading before navigating from the page.

There will also be (20) 2nd place prizes given out and they consist of the following:

Two pairs of Capezio® shoes, Wisharoo™ Park dvd, 6 Wish Stars, Capezio® Tote bag, A Capezio Tutu and a Duckle Dance t-shirt.

Think you can "Do the Duckle" and win?

For complete rules, please visit the wisharoo park website.

The deadline to enter your video is September 1st.



Now I also have something to give away!

A prize pack that consists of the following:

•           One Pair Capezio Daisy ballet Shoes.  Retail Value: $18.00
•           One Pair Capezio Jr. Tyette Tap Shoes.  Retail Value: $25.00
•           One Capezio Logo Drawstring Backpack.  Retail Value: $8.50
•           One Limited Edition Do the Duckle Commemorative T-Shirt.  Retail Value:  $12.99
•           One Wisharoo Park 2-Disc 13 Episode DVD Set.   Retail Value:  $19.99
•           Six Wisharoo Park Wish Star finger puppets.  Retail Vaile: 19.98 

Want to win??

Here's what you need to do:

Leave a comment below and let me know if you will be entering the sweepstakes above, That's it.

Extra entries . . .

Tweet this giveaway

Post about this giveaway on Facebook

Want (5) extra entries? Enter a video in the contest

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, August 31st.

Wisharoo Park is proud to partner with Capezio.  Dedicated to the art of dance since 1887, Capezio revolutionized the dance world with dancewear and footwear products for every dancer from beginner to professional. Capezio operates retail stores carrying the full lines of all Capezio/Ballet Maker Inc. brands in New York City and several major cities nationwide. For more information, visit

More great back to school ideas

Here's a great teacher gift idea....

from eighteen25

Here's some Back to School printables from Little Lovely

Check out these pencil fingernails (found via Google)

Aug 23, 2011

Infant/baby hair bow giveaway *Win 5 velcro hairbows


Aug 17, 2011

*Live Giveaway* Macy's Great American Elf Adventure *Closed*

Ok, We have a winner via Random Draw . . .

And Comment #38 belongs to :

Congrats! I am emailing you now.

More than 10,000 of Macy’s Parade’s ever-rambunctious elves have magically taken residence at Macy’s stores nationwide and at locations in select cities. Fans who find a Macy’s hidden elf, give it a makeover and submit their design to Macy’s Elf Adventure Facebook application could see their elf design transformed into a flying wonder and watch it soar in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! In addition, the winner and three guests will receive a trip to New York City to see the Parade live.

How exciting would it be to see YOUR elf in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade?

It could happen!

To find an elf, simply visit the Macy's facebook page and search for clues. You can also find clues via Twitter by following @macysevents or searching the hashtag #macyself.

Each day (ending August 24th) Macy's will post a password and clue. All you have to do is go hunt for the elf! Just be sure to tell your sales associate the password when you find your elf.

The daily clue and password can also be received by texting* ELF to MACYS (62297)
After the hunt is over, fans are asked to let their imagination take flight and design what could be the newest member of the Parade elf family. Once the masterpiece is complete, the artist should submit a detailed front and back photo of their creation. To enter the design, participants will need to “Like” Macy’s on Facebook and then proceed to download the “Elf” application. Entries must include the identification serial number found on the packaging containing the elf (all real Macy’s elves will have one) and upload their photo/complete application by Wednesday, August 24 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

For more information, Please visit Macy's facebook page or see the full press release here.


This is a special LIVE 24 hour giveaway. One lucky winner will win the following prize pack :

One Macy's Great American Elf to design yourself and a $75 Macy's gift card

Fun Fun!

All you have to do is comment below. Tell me WHO will be decorating this elf?

Once you have completed your first mandatory comment, you are free to leave as many comments as you would like. HOWEVER, you CAN NOT comment RIGHT AFTER YOUR OWN COMMENT. YOU MUST WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO POST FIRST.

Remember: If you do not want to enter this giveaway, You can also visit and LIKE Macy's facebook page to decorate an elf.

This giveaway will remain up for 24 hours OR until we reach comment number 501.
If we do not reach 501 by 5:00pm CST tomorrow then a winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck : )

Special thanks to Macy's for sponsoring this giveaway. They will be handling all prize fulfillments. We were NOT compensated in any way.

Aug 15, 2011

Trendy Fashions....YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF

Peanut to Princess

Transform a t-shirt into a skirt (tutorial from Sew Much Ado)

My Name is Momma

You can also win (3) Stacked bows like the one above....See video below for more info.

On the hunt for a new bicycle

Our bicycles are shrinking again....

Yes, I just refuse to admit that my kids are growing : (  

How often do you buy kids bikes? We have gone through 2 bicycles each year for each one of our three kids.

We have to buy new either because they have outgrown the old ones, one becomes damaged beyond repair, or just a plain ol' fancy upgrade.

It was actually feeling somewhat decent outside today (Crazy, I know....It's been a scorcher here) so we played outside and  guess what? The kids wanted to ride bikes. We opened the garage to find a flat on Connor's bike, a wobbly wheel....I assume rim issues with Meghan's bike and half of a pedal missing on Reagan's bike.

Come on now!

I guess Santa will be bringing bikes once again this year. Ay Yi Yi!

Let's not forget by this time next year we will have ONE MORE riding around on something too.

Kids and their equipment .....

So, how often do you upgrade bicycles?
What do you look for in a bike for older children 8 and up?
Kids younger are so much easier because all they care about is which character is on the bike.

Speaking of bikes, I really should buy one for myself after the baby gets here. My only problem? Going Uphill

Aug 9, 2011

dENiZEN jeans by Levi Strauss & Co

I always have the hardest time finding jeans to fit my oldest daughter. She is tall and skinny which means if the jeans fit in the waist then they are usually way too short for legs.

There are very few (maybe 2) brands that will actually work for us.

Well, that was until NOW!

We received a pair of the NEW dENiZEN jeans by Levi....

Not only are they super stylish but they fit like a glove.

I was shocked seeing as she did not even try them on before they arrived.

The dENiZEN™ name means “inhabitant” – belonging to a community of family and friends. Denim is in the name, the heart of the brand. 

A little bit about dENiZEN jeans :

Premium Fabric & Finishes

dENiZEN™ jeans are sewn from premium heavy-weight denim for exceptional durability, then carefully detailed with vintage-inspired finishes — leaving you with a one-of-a-kind pair that truly lasts.

Quality Is in the Details

From side seams to our durable triangle stitch, every inch of thread counts toward making jeans that stand the test of time. Metal rivets add extra strength by reinforcing the corners. And years of finessing our patterns means you can always count on a tried-and-true fit.

You can find dENiZEN jeans at Target and get this....They are around $17 bucks!
How awesome is that?

We will definitely be buying more in the future.

For more information visit dENiZEN on facebook

I received a pair of dENiZEN jeans to be used with this review feature. I am participating in a special campaign sponsored through Mom Central. The above opinions are those of my own and I was not compensated with monetary payment.

My kids would LOVE this (Zoku Quick Pop Character Tool Kit)

This comes from Williams Sonoma

Here's what it does . . .

This would definitely make lunch and snack time fun!

Don't ya think?

Aug 6, 2011

Homemade Twix Bars *Yum!


Aug 5, 2011


Have I told you that we are thinking about moving? Oh, I didn't? Well, we are. I want to be near the beach. (NEAR AS IN RIGHT ON TOP OF IT) I don't think that will be happening though. Hubby says we aren't made of money. Imagine that! 

Yes, we are thinking about relocating at the beginning of the year. Yep, the beach will be in driving distance. I want to leave this icky humidity behind. It's time for a change of scenery. I've already been looking at homes for sale.

I'm a dreamer like that!

If you could move anyplace in the world, Where would it be?

I've always been a tropical loving gal. Hubby would prefer to live somewhere cold though. YUCK!

Anyhoo, Moving is not my most favorite thing to do but if the right real estate opportunity comes along....I am so OUTTA HERE!

Aug 2, 2011

Crayon Masterpiece

Ah, the smell of new crayons...
A freshly sharpened box of 64...
Crayola, there SHOULD be only one brand (period).
I refuse to buy any other brand.

I love crayons!

Check out these crayon art projects (of sorts).

I've seen this one on Pinterest all week.
Basically, you hot glue some crayons to a posterboard then set it out in the heat and VOILA...Instant art in a few hours.

We could make some awesome art this week seeing as the heat index has reached an all time high of 115 over the past few days.

Here's another version except this one was made with crayons inserted into a hot glue gun . . .

Check this out . . .

That's creative!

Love this crayon bowl

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