Wednesday, October 27, 2010

~~Flings Bins Winner~~

Winner for the Flings Bins in Tammy from Queen-Size funny bone.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

~~Giveaway Winners!!~~

Winners have been notified and have 72 hours to respond or I will pick again. Lots of new ones coming up this week so make sure and come back!!

Charm Factory Bracelet 27 entries~~winner jdsmyrf3

Hearthsong Seesaw 94 entries~~ winner~~ Holly

Costume Super Center 38 entries~~ winner~~ Tiffany

Smiley Cookies 39 entries~~ Winner~~ Concern

Congratulations everyone!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

~~Who Did It???~~

All my dear daughters.......

Somebody better fess up and fast.

While I was helping my almost 2 year old grandson go potty on the toilet I situated him so neither I nor the room would get sprayed and his innocent little self~ who never does anything wrong~ (or so I am told I think that) looked up at me and told me has a weiner.

Which ever of you taught him that had better stop it or I will tell him you all have giny's and boobies and have him talk about it in public. Just so ya know............

**Photo from Awesome Animal Artwork**
sent to me from a friend and I love it!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

~~Flings Bins~Pop Up Recycling & Trash Bins~~

When you are hanging out at a parade, having a party at home, a BBQ in your yard, birthday party for the kids or just need a good sized garbage can that doesn't take up a ton of room in your sewing or craft room I have found just the thing. They store at just over 1 inch thick, they come brightly colored so the kids in the yard or at the party wont miss them or with cute patterns so they can fit in with your room decor. They also come in holiday prints and a really cute recycling bag for your soda cans, paper products, plastics~ whatever you recycle in your area.

What are they you ask? Flings Bins collapsible trash cans.

This is a blurb from the Flings Bins web site:

"These bins are convenient, portable, and always ready to use. Place them around your event and let trash and recycling clean-up take care of itself so you can sit back and enjoy the party. Afterward, just tie and toss or recycle and re-use. Flings Bins really make cleanup a snap! Every Flings Bin is 13 gallon tall kitchen size and leak proof so you never have to worry about a thing.

You can use them anytime and anywhere: dinner parties, graduation, music festivals, tailgating, picnics in the park, weddings, holiday gatherings, sports games, at home, and more!"

I can tell you that I was more than a bit surprised when the package came and it was so small and flat. My first thought was there is no way this is a 13 gallon trash bin. But then I followed the super easy directions, shook it out and I was amazed when it instantly became about a 3 foot tall, medium size garbage bag that stood up on its own. No hanging the bag on the door knob for half of what gets put in it to miss and end up on the floor and no huge garbage can right in the middle of my way. Plus it was so freaking cute!! What do you think??

Here is the Flings Bins sustainability promise:

"We are committed to creating innovative new eco trash can products that make your life easier while also taking close care of our world. Flings containers make recycling and trash management more attractive and fun for your events, which is something everyone can agree on. But what you may not know is that we are continuously working with material suppliers and trash haulers to ensure the highest use of recycled materials in our products, and make Flings evermore compatible with our country's trash infrastructure."

And their information about the recycling containers:

"By creating a product that makes recycling easier and better looking, it is our mission to help our customers take a small step that will make a huge difference for our beautiful planet. Each time you use a Flings Pop-up Recycle Bin in your home or office, up to 60 bottles and cans are saved from the nation's landfills. As part of our sustainability commitment to you, we use biodegradable and recycled materials in all our products. And, we are actively working with waste haulers to continue to integrate Flings into trash and recycling systems everywhere."

Now just as I was getting this post ready to go I got an email from the awesome Mallory with this information:
**Flings Halloween Special Promotion!**
**Flings is giving away 2 Flings Halloween bins for just a penny! Make your Halloween party the neatest and most convenient ever! Just pay regular shipping and handling of $5. Take a picture of the bin at your party(perhaps with you and your friends in costume), upload it to your Facebookpage, link it to us, and we'll refund your shipping and handling onto yourcredit card. It's a scary good deal!*

So if that is not a good enough deal for you I got one even better. Mallory has agreed to give one of my readers their choice of any of the Fling Bins patterns and also a Recycle Fling Bin. So take a look at these patterns and follow the directions below and these cool trash bins can be yours.

First off, and mandatory, go visit Flings Bins then come back here and tell me one thing that you would love to own.
You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:
1 entry~ Follow me via Google Friend, Reader.
1 entry~ Grab my button and tell me where you have it.
1 entry~ Subscribe via Google email.

2 entries~ Like me on Facebook
2 entries~ Like Flings Bins on Facebook and leave a comment
2 entries~ Follow me on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway. You can do this once a day, leave a separate comment for each day you do.
1 entry~ Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and let me know which one

1 entry for each giveaway that you enter. Please leave separate comments for each thing you do.
3 entries~ Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.

Monday, October 11, 2010

~~Pulling a The David Cook for NILMDTS~~

A while back, the wonderful Aunt Becky at Mommy wants Vodka had engineered an evil take over plan of the internet with the help of John C. Mayer~~ only he didn’t know it. We tormented Google, and just generally enjoyed ourselves so much that Aunt Becky named us her Merry Band of Pranksters. She has since been waging a pointless war (her words) against John C. Mayer for years. She pulled an Internet prank that got her to #1 on Google if you searched for John Mayer, but has recently decided to lift the prank and stop tricking Google (Go here to read all about it if you want to) and use her super powers for the greater good of the universe, at least for this short time, She is now trying to raise awareness for charities, and is pulling another prank...a positive prank...that she refers to as "Pulling A The David Cook For Charities", a good deed that I jumped right in on.
We, Aunt Becky’s Merry Band of Pranksters are using the fun ability to screw with Google to promote worthy charities. You want to be involved in Pulling a The David Cook? Head on over to Mommy Wants Vodka for better information and directions than I am able to give and join in. Although I have never pulled a The David Cook before, it sounds like all kinds of The David Cook fun!!
To help out all you The David Cook fans who are wondering when you bumped your head and are looking around to see if you have skipped to an alternate universe and time zone and trying to figure out what the hell happened on Google and how all of you The David Cook fans ended up here? It’s a way of pranking the search engines and getting top rating on a search. That’s right The David Cook fans, I am not a David Cook fan page and I don’t even know who the awesomeness of David Cook really is except that he was on American Idol and since I only watch that the first few weeks when people are making complete asses out of themselves or being paid to sing so bad it makes my ear drums hurt~~ I have never really decided which although I do know that if I sang like a screeching jungle monkey in heat I would never go on national television to do it. Are all those people deaf??? So anyway, back to The David Cook, I probably never heard him sing because, obviously, he didn’t get chosen to be made a fool of. I am assuming The David Cook is an awesome singer who sounds nothing like the jungle monkeys previously mentioned.
Back to where I got lost at........Aunt Becky’s new passion is the Pulling a The David Cook for Charity. The details are here and you can even win free ice cream for a year for posting about your chosen charity. I bet even The David Cook likes ice cream and if not and you don’t eat it because The David Cook doesn’t, I will be glad to use the prize for you because I likes me some ice cream and so do my babies.
I thought about it and since I have only so much brain power left over after all The David Cook things going on in my head I decided that I am with my wonderful Aunt Becky and chose NILMDTS or Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, the awesome non-profit that took the beautiful pictures of Zariah the day she left us to return to Heaven. You can read about that here and then again here about meeting Sam Puc the founder of NILMDTS if you are so inclined. Also here is a copy of a post from her blog that tells about NILMDTS. But I will tell you this, all of you The David Cook Fans, when you are done you will be NILMDTS fans too. You never know, maybe even The David Cook will be a fan of NILMDTS and they of The David Cook. Hopefully, NILMDTS doesn't mind being part of this prank for goodness too much, because I think it's really important to tell people about them and if they do mind being part of our little prank~~I am sorry Sam.

"Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is an non-profit organization that I’ve supported for many years. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is a network of volunteer professional photographers that travel to the hospital when a baby is stillborn or born too sick to survive to take free professional photographs for the family to remember their child by. For these families, the professional portraits that Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep provides are some of the only keepsakes that they are able to remember their child by.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep believes that these portraits are an important, integral part of the healing aspect of grief and grieving. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep always accepts
volunteer photographers (READ: If you are a photographer please donate some of your time!!~~this is from Trina not Sam!). Awareness of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep photographers by medical professionals can make the difference in the lives of many grieving families, so please, spread the word about this awesome charity."

So all of my readers, all 7 of you, please, please, please when it comes time to donate or if you, God forbid, ever need the services of a awesome place like this, think of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. It is not something I would have ever thought about and I am so glad that someone else brought it up to me. I can't imagine life without the beautiful pictures of our little angel.
And for those The David Cook fans, thanks for hanging out with the Merry Pranksters today!!

~~Outside My Office Window~~

There are always deer outside my office because they live in the orchards that grow as you come onto campus. But this week they are doing some road work at the entrance and the deer must be a little more afraid of the machinery than they are the people because they are hanging out on this edge of the orchard instead of in the middle. This is what I see when I look out the windows in the building I am in.
Mama's ..............

and their babies.

How dang cute is that???
Make sure and enter all my giveaways this week and come back because a whole bunch of new ones will be going next week.

Love ya all,

Saturday, October 2, 2010

~~Smiley Cookies Review & Giveaway~~

See this cute freaking box???

The one that I am going to be ordering dozens of cookies to be delivered in because I have the need to have a ton of them for storing my scrapbook stickers and pictures???? (Good idea, isn't it)

Something even better than the awesomeness of this box is what comes in it.
Can you guess what comes in it??? I know, I can hear all the "DUH'S" crossing the planet now. You are all right~~
Yummy, Yummy Sugar Cookies.
Packaged like this so they are fresh and none were broken.
Not only are these the closest thing to homemade I have ever tasted, they are delivered right to my mailbox and I have no messy kitchen to deal with. I can even choose the shape, color of cookie and the color of icing for the smile. And if I want to have the time with the kids I can have them send me baked cookies and we can decorate them ourselves. On the packaging it says to put in the microwave for a few seconds for warm, homemade goodness and they are not exagerating one little bit!!
Check these out:
Don't those cute little pumpkins look perfect for Halloween parties?
Smiley Cookies also have super cute packages for baby showers or gifts for the new mom & dad:

I LOVE these and they are going to be my go to gift for everyone having babies around me!!

Smiley Cookies also has other gift sets and Gift Cards. Here is a small sample of them.

And look at this cute Smiley mug. This I must have!!

Trust me, you will not be sorry when you buy these for your next birthday or any other celebration, gift or even for everyday. They are that good!!

Now, the part of the post everyone loves the best~~ Adam at Smiley Cookies has so generously offered to give one of my readers their choice of 1 dozen Smiley Cookies. All you need to do is follow the entry directions below. Good Luck everyone!!

First off, and mandatory, go visit Smiley Cookies then come back here and tell me one thing that you would love to have from their yummy line.

You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

1 entry~ Follow me via Google.

1 entry~ Grab my Our Crazy Life button and tell me where you have it.

1 entry~ Subscribe to the Smiley Cookies Club (bottom right corner).

2 entries~ Follow Smiley Cookies on Facebook.

2 entries~ Follow Smiley Cookies on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You can do this once a day, leave a separate comment for each day you do.

2 entries~ Follow me on Facebook

2 entries~ Follow me on Twitter.

1 entry~ Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and let me know which one

2 entries~ Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.

Contest ends 10/15/10 at 11:59 pm. I will draw a winner using Please leave your email address if it is not easily visible on your profile. I will notify the winner and they will have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

Friday, October 1, 2010

~~Puppies & Kittens~ A Post for Lisa~~

Here is the picture of our new litter of teacups. The darker brown one is the female. The pictures farther down show the last litter and the brown one should look about like the smaller of the two brown ones that are together- the one that Libby is holding.
We also have 2 pure white super fluffy kittens with pretty blue eyes that would love to live on a farm. Their momma is a super good mouser~ I can prove it because she brings us dead ones occasionally to show us how proud she is.