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Friday, December 31, 2010

Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports: "Under-Indulgence Be Gone" (A Pepto-Bismal Ipod Shuffle Gift Pack)- 2 winners

Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports: "Under-Indulgence Be Gone" (A Pepto-Bismal Ipod Shuffle Gift Pack)- 2 winners



Thursday, December 30, 2010

Family Movie Night is Back -- and you're invited to a special advanced preview "Change of Plans"! - twitter moms: the influential moms network

Family Movie Night is Back -- and you're invited to a special advanced preview "Change of Plans"! - twitter moms: the influential moms network

Friday, December 24, 2010

10,000 FREE Glasses from Coastal Contacts 12/17

Giveaway at Go Graham Go: $50 SWAGG Gift Card and possible $100 SWAGG Gift Card!

This giveaway ends 12/31 at 11:59pm (EST)
To enter please click here!

Holiday Time Saving Tips from Bank of America {$50 Pre-loaded Bank of America Gift Card Giveaway}

                                        Now one lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a $50 Bank of America Pre-loaded Gift Card!   

Giveaway ends 12/27 11:59est
to enter please click here!            

Budget Shopping at TJ Maxx and Marshalls {$25 Gift Card Giveaway} | Go Graham Go! :: products, tips, fun ideas for parents!

Budget Shopping at TJ Maxx and Marshalls {$25 Gift Card Giveaway} Go Graham Go! :: products, tips, fun ideas for parents!

Hurry to enter for a $25 Gift Card that can be used at TJ Maxx or Marshalls!!!
This giveaway ends 12/27 at 11:59pm (EST)
To enter click here! 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lysol is on a Mission for Health! {$50 AMEX Giveaway} | Jolly Mom

Lysol is on a Mission for Health! {$50 AMEX Giveaway} Jolly Mom

One Lucky reader from Jolly Mom will win a $50 AMEX,, check out Lysol is on a Mission for Health!!

First Impressions by Macy's Fall and Winter Collections {Giveaway}

Now one lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a Macy's First Impressions Gift Set!!!!!!

  This giveaway ends 12/23 at 11:59pm (EST). 
To enter click here!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Catch Santa in the act!

Create a photo to Catch Santa in the act,your kids will love it!!!

Your kids would love to see Santa caught in the act,standing by the Christmas Tree,eating the milk and cookies they left out,leaving the presents under the tree??? Create a photo of Santa with your own picture for your kids!!
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Great Christmas Ideas for Him! Gladiator Garage Works {Here Comes Santa Claus Giveaway}

 One lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a Garage Gear Kit from Gladiator Garage Works!
Giveaway ends Dec.19,2010 11:59pm est.
To enter this giveaway click here! 

Shopping Nanny. Save $500 per year on groceries! {$150 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

One lucky reader from Go Graham Go will win a $150 Visa Gift Card!!!
also,get your free 4week trial to Shopping Nanny!
Giveaway ends  12/20 at 11:59pm (EST).
To enter click here!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Give Gifts with Hearts for Haiti this Holiday Season! #Heart of Haiti Giveaway


One Jolly Mom reader will win a $25 gift card to Macy's!
Hurry and enter,giveaway ends Dec.18,2010 11:59pm EST.

To enter click here!

Review + Giveaway ~ Skoy Cloth – Ends 12/31/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Skoy Cloth – Ends 12/31/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Sweet Pea the Bumble Bee – Ends 12/28/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Sweet Pea the Bumble Bee – Ends 12/28/10 « Sweep Tight

Friday, December 17, 2010

Review + Giveaway ~ Skin MD Natural Lotion – Ends 12/19/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Skin MD Natural Lotion – Ends 12/19/10 « Sweep Tight

Sticky Stock Calendar Giveaway!

One of Sweep Tight's  lucky readers will win a Sticky Stock Calender from Paperspring 
~Giveaway ends on Saturday – December 18, 2010 @ 11:59 pm CST~

To enter go here!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

10,000 FREE Glasses from Coastal Contacts 12/17

Free Eye-Glasses 9am est. Friday Dec.17th, 1st 10,000 orders! Shipping isn't included(maybe around $8)
"Like" Coastal Contact on facebook
then go to the "Free for all" tab to shop!

For more info click here!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Free $10 Credit to NoMoreRack! hURRY FREE ITEMS!!

Hurry and redeem your free $10 gift card to No More Rack,everyday at noon they restock their items,you will find many of them for $10 or less!!

Sign up for a No More Rack account, if you haven’t already,

Click on “My Profile” and then click on the “Redeem a Gift Card” link on the sidebar,enter code P1070



Review + Giveaway ~ TASSIMO T20 Brewbot – Ends 12/15/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ TASSIMO T20 Brewbot – Ends 12/15/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Kakadu Pet Retractable Leash – Ends 12/19/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Kakadu Pet Retractable Leash – Ends 12/19/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Electric Scalp Massager – Ends 12/17/10 « Sweep Tight


Review + Giveaway ~ Electric Scalp Massager – Ends 12/17/10 « Sweep Tight

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Free $10 Credit to NoMoreRack!

Hurry and get your free $10 Credit to NoMoreRack . When you sign up add coupon code P1070 to get $10.00 off under My Profile and “Redeem Gift Card”.

Click Here  they have tons of neat gifts!


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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review + Giveaway ~ Family Organizer + Planner – Ends 12/15/10 « Sweep Tight#comment-11268

Review + Giveaway ~ Family Organizer + Planner – Ends 12/15/10 « Sweep Tight#comment-11268

My 10 Tips for making this the Ultimate Holiday Season

TwitterMoms and Hasbro have teamed up and asked me to share with you My 10 Tips for making this the Ultimate Holiday Season!! You can read more about this request here!

   During the holidays things can be so hectic.It seems like It's a never ending task making sure to be prepared.I have to always make sure everyone receive their gifts,especially the kids, preparing to shop at many different stores with many different deals.I have to make a grocery list to make sure all the food we need is ready for when it's cooking time.Deciding if we go to our families house for dinner or cook at home,Planning what declarations will be needed in the house and all.I'm sure we all struggle with the busy stores and all the things that need to be done in time!! I'm really sure we all want to make this the Ultimate Holiday Season!!!

I hope you can use some of my tips,If you have any you would love to share please do,I could always use more tips!Please comment below.

  1. Make a list for EVERYTHING,find out what everyone on your shopping list would love to have and what would make them smile.
  2. Keep within your budget,shop at discount stores and use coupons.Watch the newspapers for flyer inserts with all the sales coming up.Scope out the stores sales papers to see the sales as well.
  3. Plan a time of the day when the store of your choice is not so busy to shop.I like shopping early in the morning or late night when most people are at work or sleeping.
  4. If you plan on having a party go to a craft discount shop and create nice,fun invitations.Make sure you decorate them with a little ribbon and buttons,stickers,what ever your creative mind can come up with.Purchase $1 baskets and add beauty to them.Glue on bows,name labels ect.
  5. Make special cup cakes that are unique for each family member.Example,If your 3yr old loves Toy Story 3 you can purchase on Ebay decorations for the cupcake toppers.Or use everyone's favorite colors as the icing.Use matching stockings for stocking stuffers.
  6. If you plan on going out on a night of town with your honey for New Years set up a babysitter a few weeks ahead of time.Purchase your honey's favorite champagne and give him a late night message.
  7. Take pictures,never forget your camera.Pictures are one of the best memories to have to look at.They show memories that you will love to look back at.
  8. Give & Share-Plan a holiday morning for your family and you to all get together to volunteer at your local shelter or mission serving food.You will all feel so good after you see all the smiles on the faces who are in need.
  9. Adopt a Family- Many families can't afford to give their children toys or any gifts for the holidays,if you are able to donate a toy or a piece of clothing you will be helping someone in need.Family games are really good to give,they are so much fun for the whole family.
  10. Breathe-Don't overwhelm yourself.Do as much as you can do and be proud.Don't feel like you have to save the day for everyone.Your only 1 person.
                                                    ~Just don't forget to shop Hasbro Ultimate Gifts~
I hope these tips will help.
  I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Hasbro Ultimate Gifts blogging sweepstakes, making me eligible to get a $50 Gift card to use at! For more information on how you can participate, click here!

About Hasbro Ultimate Gifts

Celebrate the season through a limited time collection of toys and games by Hasbro:

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Hasbro 2010 Holiday “ULTIMATE GIFTS” include:


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About Hasbro, Inc.

Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Where in the World are You?? A Wednesday Global Blog Hop

                                                      Where in the World are You???
                                                                  12/8 - 12/14
 Join us to blog hop and to share where you are from, it will be fun to meet bloggers from all over the world!!

If someone follows you, make sure to follow them back!

To check out the fun click here!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Get your FREE Dream Water!

Dream Water is mailing out in-store coupons for Dream Water!!!
It's sold at Wallmart,you can check to see if it sells in your area from the site.
click here  for your FREE  Dream Water!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Review + Giveaway ~ Earrings – Ends 12/12/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Earrings – Ends 12/12/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ PowerCapes – Ends 12/11/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ PowerCapes – Ends 12/11/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Master Lock Speed Dial – Ends 12/8/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Master Lock Speed Dial – Ends 12/8/10 « Sweep Tight

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Review + Giveaway ~ Twinlab® Marine Friends™ Children’s Omega-3 Powder – Ends 12/4/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Twinlab® Marine Friends™ Children’s Omega-3 Powder – Ends 12/4/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Udderly Smooth Lotion – Ends 12/4/10 « Sweep Tight

Review + Giveaway ~ Udderly Smooth Lotion – Ends 12/4/10 « Sweep Tight

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Protect-A-Bed Luxury Pillow System Review and Giveaway (2 Winners)

Crystal from Trying New Products is giving 2 of her lucky readers a chance to win a Protect-A-Bed Luxury Pillow System!!!!!!!!

Giveaway ends Dec.12,2010 11:59pm central
To enter this giveaway click here 

Old El Paso Family Taco Night Giveaway


Crystal  from Trying New Products is giving one of her readers a chance to win a Old El Paso "Family Taco Night" prize package that contains: a packet of original Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 visa gift card that was used to purchase my family taco night fixings!!

Giveaway ends Dec5th,2010 11:59pm central

To enter please click here

Feeding America, Show Your Helping Hand Giveaway


Crystal from Trying New Products is giving one of her lucky readers a chance to win a Hamburger Helper Prize Pack!!

Giveaway ends Dec.5th,2010 at 11:59pm central time

Please enter here.

Day 12 of the Christmas gift guide- Milly review and giveaway

Mommies Angels is giving one of her lucky readers a chance to win a Milly 
Hurry and enter becuase this giveaway ends Dec.3rd
To enter click here


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

5 Helpful Tips for Holiday Tech Shopping

TwitterMoms and Staples has teamed up and asked that i share 5 Helpful tips with my readers for holiday tech shopping!You can read more about this request here.

All year around a different new electronic comes out that the kid's want,especially when it was just less then 2 months before that request they wanted a different one!! I wonder what is next!!As soon as i learn how to work one gadget another hit the shelfs.All the iPods and computers my kids master i have to ask them to teach me.When i see some of the prices for these items it just floors me.I have a "system" that i go by everytime i think about making a purchase for anything.I hope my 5 tips for holiday shopping helps you out.Please feel free to add to these.
  1. Prioritize- Is the item something that is really needed or is it something wanted? Can it fit in the budget without sacrificing a bill or another needed expence?Stick to the set budget for the item you plan to spend your money on.
  2. Plan- Take a few weeks and look at your Sunday Newspaper ads,scope out prices,check out if any of the Department Stores in your area offer price comparison.
  3. Search the Web- Join cash back sites on the internet so you can get a percentage of your cash back for your item/items.Most cash back sites offer money just to join.Read different feedback/reviews on sites that others leave about the quality of the product.
  4. Deals- On different holidays sales are always available.Black Friday is a good time to shop or Cyber Monday offer internet sales.Join Mommy Blogs that always post about the deals and bargains.I find alot of deals a day before the holiday or on the holiday or day after.Stores that sometime are going out of buisnss offer alot of marked down prices.
  5. Do your homework- Keep all reciepts,all ads if you used them for price comparison,keep up with your warrenty if you purchase one or if one is included,ask the salesman all about the item ask what the return policy is,if you put the item on layaway you want to know all the information on any fees, cancelation fees,if item goes on clearence will it get marked down while on layway,grace periods.
I hope my tips help you out,if you have any that you would like to share please feel free to comment~

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Staples blogging program, making me eligible for a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate,please click here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

November Giveaway $25 Gift Card to Target

The Frugal Free Gal is giving one of her lucky readers a $25 Gift Card to Target!!!

Hurry because the giveaway ends tonight at 11:59pm
To enter please click here

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

10 Tips for stylish layering techniques for all occasions

TwitterMoms and Cuddl Duds have teamed up together and asked me to share with my readers some tips to use for stylish layering for all occasions!For more information about this request you can click here.

Im sure we all have our own different likes and dislikes about the different seasons of the year.I personally don't do well in the heat,it makes me cranky but i have no choice but to be in it at times due to where i live.As far as the winter,i try to advoid the cold especially when it snows!! When i have to go out into the heat or the cold i make sure im not only dressed to impress but im dressed to be very comfortable!!Spring time is my favorite time of the year because it's not to hot and it's not to cold!

I hope the tips that i share will be helpful to you and please feel free to leave some of yours!!!!!!
  1. Tank tops- These are my #1 favorite to wear any season of the year.Anyone can wear them and be comfortable.Men,woman and kids can wear them in the summer under any shirt to protect from sweating.They go great under t-shirts,sleeveless shirts,v-necks,ect. they are so thin and blend in so well.For woman they are great with covering up the lace trim of our bra's and straps.
  2. Vests- My son loves wearing vests!! He wears them in the warm and cold weather with the sleeves attached or he will unzip them and go sleeveless.They are so comfortable and their so easy to slip on and off.
  3. Turtkenecks-A turtleneck is so good to wear and they come in all different colors and styles.You can wear the turtlenecks that are sweaters,t-shirt turtlenecks that are lower down on your neck in case you don't like the feeling of having clothes on your neck.My daughter wears alot of her dresses in the winter that are turtlenecks.They keep the cold air from your chest as well.
  4. Long Sleeve shirts- Long sleeve can go under any type of shortsleeve or longsleeve shirt.It gives you that extra protection from the cold air.They are helpful for those who has to wear uniforms that are thin to stay warmer.It's best to wear them as a solid color.
  5. Wool- Wool sweaters are good to wear,if your skin is sensitive you can always wear a tang top under it or any t-shirt.I usually wear a long sleeve shirt under it with the color stciking out for the fashion look!If i get to warm it's easy to just take it off.
  6. Tights- For any weather tights go good under skirts,the skirt can be jean material if you would like,its all up to you.Tights also go well under those jeans everyone wears for style,they have the holes under the backside and knees.You can wear them under dresses as well.
  7. Solid Colors- Many different colors go well with the solid black or white colors.When you wear a solid white or black longsleeve under a bright color shirt it goes well.It's easy to find clothes that will go along with what ever color you choose.
  8. Double socks- In the cold weather i get cold feet inless i double up my socks to keep them warm.I double them up as well to help fit into my sneakers so they are tighter.Sometimes i buy my sneakers a bigger size so they last.Or my socks might be to long i will tuck them under my toes.
  9. Stomach Girdle- For those of us who has to tuck in our belly this is the perfect solution.You can purchase them with the bra attached.I like to wear them under skinny jeans and i always wear them in black to blend in with my outfit.The good thing about wearing a girdle is if your wearing one of those shirts that tie around the back of your neck it supports you with the built in bra.Any clothes that you need a strapless bra with will work with the stomach girdle.
  10. Bras- For those of us who love our lace bra's without the patteren showing through your clothes it's good when you wear layers of clothing.Or if you have workout clothes on you would wear a sports bra.With all the above clothes any bra would work out and still hold up good with the different layers.Again,you might want to keep the colors to black and white according to your shirt color.

Please feel free to add to this list!!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Cuddl Duds blogging program, making me eligible to get a $40 gift card. For more information on how you can participate,click here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Favorite Road Trip!!!

TwitterMoms  and  Discount Tire has teamed up together and asked me to share my special memories from a special road trip!!You can read all about the request here~


With being a Mother im sure you all know what it means to have children in elementry school.It's always alot to do as far as participating with all the field trips and activities that require parents to be involved in!!!!

Last year my neice had a fieldtrip to the zoo.Her mother(my sister)signed me up to be a chaperone along with her.I was excited because i love animals and i haven't been to the zoo in years.

We had to wake up at 6am to start the 3hr drive.Some of the kids choose to ride on the school bus and 6 of us choose to drive in my sisters van.We followed behind the school bus,to be safe the bus driver drove like 10 miles under the speed limit so the trip took alot longer on the road.


We had 4 kids with us in our van,we sang alot of songs and played the "I spy" game!! We didn't really get tired with all the fun games and toy's that we took along in the van.We had music,a portable dvd player and the laptop.We took turns taking pictures with the camera and shared hard candy.
We were able to talk to the bus driver with the cell phone,i couldn't believe it when she said many of the kids fell to sleep on the bus.There was so many neat things to see on the way and they were missing it all!
Our van load was so ready to get to the zoo.We were taking so many pictures of the farms and fields as we passed them and many pretty ponds.We saw a few deer along the way and was so amazed at how peaceful they looked.  

As my sister was driving she couldn't help but look out the window at the deer with us.We were so focused on the deer in the grass that no-one noticed the deer that took off accross the road right in between the bus and our van.My sister had to slam on her brakes,it happened so fast.Everyone was safe and in their seat belts.No-one was hurt and the deer disappeared in less then 2 seconds.
Before we knew it we were so close to the entrance.We were finally at the zoo.

It was such a fun trip!!! I look forward to going every year now!!

Are you planning a road trip?Please feel free to share your experience!
I hope that my tips for your road trip will help you as we learned them along the way!!!

  • Always have your tires and brakes checked before your road trip just incase a deer might run in front of your car.Have everyone in a seatbelt as well.
  • Make sure if your the driver you have your eyes on the road every second of your trip,you never know what could happen in the matter of seconds.
  • Take along games and things that will keep the kids buisy.Sing different songs and use your imagination just like as you were a kid again!
  • Always plan your trip with a little extra time window incase there's a need to stop at restrooms or to get a snack.
I hope these tips help you out and prevents someone from having a bad roadtrip!!!!!!!!!! Have fun with your trip but also be safe...

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 I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Discount Tire blogging program, making me eligible to receive a $50 gift card and be entered for a chance to win a prize valued at $1,000. For more information on how you can participate, click here.



Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Please sign up for this contest to help me win.If i get 15 people to sign up then i win $25 gift card i can use for Christmas.Also,if im choosen as one of the winners of the contest you will win as well!! Please help me!

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Adventures in all things food: Giveaway - $25 Visa Gift Card (Holiday Gift Guide)

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Owen's mom from Adventures in all things food is giving one of her lucky readers a chance
to win a $25Visa Gift card!

Giveaway ends Dec15th,2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

10 tips for weaving the hottest runway trends into your day-to-day looks

Twittermoms and Sears Kenmore has teamed up for a fun new call for blog submissions asking me to share 10 tips for weaving the hottest runway trends into your day-to-day looks,  you can read more about this request here

Im sure if your anything like i am its very important to look our best out in public!! The hottest runway trends are always changing from season to season and keeping up is very important!! I have a teenage girl who will refuse to go to the mall with me inless im some what on point with the todays fashion world,in her eyes my hair has to be the correct color,my nails has to have the coolest design,my make-up has to be applied a certain way and my clothes has to be from the hottest line.I quess you wont see me out to often with her!!

Im no superstar or no plain jane,i just like to look nice and presentable.I have a few tips i would love to share with you for weaving the hottest runway trends into your day-to-day looks.

  1. Keep your favorite blog bookmarked- I found a blog online where all the latest beauty products are updated on a daily basis.It posts all the different beauty products that are out along with reviews and prices.I always read the reviews before i purchase beauty products.
  2. Subscribe to your favorite fashion magizine- Find a good subscription deal on a magazine that you can always count on to show you the latest styles.Its good to read about how to apply make-up and see the latest shoes out.
  3. Keep up with the fashion reality shows- Tons of reality shows on tv are up to date with fashion.I love the Hairshow,i learn all the different hairstyles that are in.I watch the talk shows and im in love with the Style Network channel.
  4. Be a frugal shopper- Yard sales,consinment shops,and coupons will carry you a long way with being able to save on the beauty products, fashion purses and clothes we all love.You can even find good deals online.
  5. Watch the fashion shows- Jerseylicious is a reality show that i watch faithfully!The girls are all hairdressers and dress well.I learn so many hair styles watching them.I love their make-up.
  6. Get measured-In order to look good,you must have your measurements in the correct places.You dont want to wear a pair of slacks with the bottoms touching the ground,or your bra snapping open.
  7. Department Stores/Outlets-From my experience,when i shop at the outlet stores i find more deals and the lattest fasion.I can find bargins with department stores but outlets are discounted allready.
  8. Shop in your attic- Im sure some place in your house or storage you have clothes bagged that went out of style yrs ago,well these days all the fashion from the past has come back.I found so many neat scarfs in my attic along with the colorful pants i thought were never going to come back into style.
  9. Trade and borrow- Family members and friends will always be willing to trade or borrow different items.The pink shirt your sister dont like would give to you for your blue eye shadow.
  10. Watch Entertainment Tonight-  All the celebrities are always up to par with the hottest fashion.The latest purses,shoes and make-up styles can be watched on Entertainment Tonight.

I hope these tips are useful to you,please feel free to share some of yours below.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Kenmore blogging program, making me eligible to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate click here.

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Who brings comfort and joy to my life!!!!

Twittermoms and Kleenex has teamed up and requested me to share with you who brings comfort and joy to my life! You can read more about this request here

When i first saw this request posted at Twittermoms i knew i had to share,this would be a good topic to share with my readers because it was something i was just thinking about yesterday.This hits home for me because its something so special and dear to my heart.My good friend Zabrina,she brings me comfort and joy in my life on a daily basis.I could blog atleast 40 pages about all the comfort and joy she gives me.

For me a friend is someone who i can trust and believe in,someone who is here for me and willing to give me their shoulder to cry on at anytime.In return im that same friend to them.In my life i have had many good friends who i have been able to laugh and cry with.We would be close for many years and share many secrets.I still have these friends but i have this one special friend named Zabrina.When asked to blog about who brings comfort and joy in to my life i have to say she is off the charts!!!!
Our friendship is so special to me in so many ways.I struggle on a daily basis with excessive sleepiness called Narcelepsy.I can barely funtion even with taking medication,it takes alot of energy for me to just get up out of the bed in the mornings to shower.Getting showered and dressed daily is much more like a 2hr job.As a mother of 4 children i have been so blessed to have Zabrina as part of my life.Not only does she work a full time job she also helps me care for my 4 kids.Many mornings are hard for me,my 3yr old is like having 4 toddlers! Zabrina is right by my side helping to get him ready for school and out the door on time all before she starts work.The other kids are teens so they pretty much can do alot themselfs.
Zabrina has been here for me through thick and thin,on those days i cant open my eyes its her who will pick the kids up from school,help them with their homework and loves cooking dinner! I would be so lost without her,,on many days when i would cry and be ready to give up Zabrina would lend me her shoulder to cry on and give me that extra push to keep going.We have been friends for the past 17yrs and i look forward to the many more years to come!!

Do you have someone or something that brings joy and comfort in your life?Please share by leaving a comment!Also if you would like to send someone special a FREE PACK OF KLEENEX tissue from the  Softness Worth Sharing web site click here 

I  wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Kleenex blogging program, making me eligible to get a $40 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here

Monday, November 15, 2010

Join Swagbucks for free to earn points and prizes just by searching the web

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Swagbucks is one of my favorite online sites where im always winning gift cards!
It's FREE to join,,no strings attached,just sit back and let your swagbucks add up to trade in for Gift Cards,mp3's,electronics,video games,ect.

Just as you would search the web through your google or yahoo,you would search the web through Swagbucks .Everyday its easy to gain swagbucks,join free and get 30 FREE SWAGBUCKS JUST TO JOIN!!

If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment or email!!!
What are you waiting for join here  I recieved about 100 swagbucks just today!!

You can earn swagbucks by shopping,playing their online games,doing surveys,refering your friends,and many more fun things.Christmas is coming so hurry and get those prizes!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tanger has posted...

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Friday, November 12, 2010

10 Holiday Survival Tips


10 Holiday Survival Tips

Christmas is right around the corner,are you ready???
Twittermoms and Tiny Prints  are teaming up again and asked me to present you with a fun holiday blogging program! You can learn more about that request here .

For me the holidays are the most buisy times in the year with so many demands to meet with so little time.I have to admit that i use to be the most procrastinating person on this planet!! I finally learned and excepted the fact that its alot better and easier to be ontime with everything.Thanks to my favorite aunt giving me all the tips i'd like to share with you all,i have mastered the holiday madness!!

  1. Plan ahead- Dont wait intill the last minuite to complete all your shopping,know who your shopping for by making a list ahead of time.
  2. Always shop at the end of each season for the following year- near the end of each season the stores want to stock up on the next seasons items as soon as possible so they place alot of sales to get the new items out on the floor.Clearence racks will be everywhere so take advantage!!
  3. Couponing- To maximise your savings,plan 1-2 hrs each week to clip and cut coupons.Using coupons on clearence items will make a huge savings in your pocket.Know your store policies!
  4. Black Friday-- If possible leave the kids with a babysitter that you trust on the day you go shopping,we all know how hard and irritating it can be when the kids are winning,hungry,tired and just not listening.If you have to take the kids make sure they eat and nap before your shopping trip and take toys and snacks along.You will thank me!!
  5. Get creative- Check out the deals at Tiny Prints Christmas Cards you can create them to be a special meaning for everyone,just make sure you order and send them out in time for Christmas,who wants a late Christmas card! lol
  6. Make it all about loving and caring- Christmas isnt just about giving.Its a time for love,happiness and joy.If you cant afford to gift,especially during a time like this dont feel bad,enjoy the family and love one another.Share stories and laugh together.
  7. Do NOT wait intill the night before to wrap presents- I hate wrapping presents,i enjoy unwrapping but wrapping is just so iratating to me because i just cant seem to wrap the gift without a part of the gift sticking out in the corners,im horrible with wrapping.Wrap a few weeks ahead of time so you can wrap 2-3 at a time.
  8. Gift Swaps- My family is so large that it would cost and arm and a leg to shop for everyone,atleast 4 months before Christmas we have a name of a swap buddy to shop for.It saves alot of money and time.
  9. Layaways- Plan a layaway early in the year,as items go on clearence most stores automatically reduce your layaway items down the same.Check with your store to make sure.
  10. Choose a job for everyone- At the end of our family get togethers its a big mess!! We all assign a clean up job for each person and it saves so much time.
I hope these tips will help prepare you and your loved ones to have a great time together!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Tiny Prints blogging program, making me eligible to get a $75 Tiny Prints gift certificate! For more information on how you can participate click here

Tiny Prints provides stylish, modern and unique stationery from photo cards to personalized greeting cards to thank you cards and business cards. Offering exclusive designs from the nation’s top designers, easy card personalization, a powerful preview engine and top-notch customer service and paper quality, their designs have been lauded by numerous television networks, publications and celebrities. With Tiny Prints by your side the Holidays will be a cinch! They offer adorable Thanksgiving Cards, Christmas Cards, Hanukkah Cards, and even New Years Cards. All fully customizable and personalizable.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HURRY!!FREE $20 Gilt Groupe Gift Credit

 FREE $20 Gilt Gift Groupe gift credit     first register and you will get a $20 credit in your account.  NOTE: It may take a few minutes for your credit to show up in your account. You can find your credit under “Account Credits”

You get Free Shipping for your order if you refer 10 friends emails to the offer,,even if they dont make a purchase.

Under the kids section i found alot of good deals,outfits for babies under $10,$2 books for kids.I was able to order 3 free items with free shipping.What a good deal! The prices are so fair i will keep shopping.

My 2 daughters each has their own email acct so they both were able to score this deal as well!!
sign up here before its all gone!

Shannon's Tales of Motherhood: HURRY!!FREE $20 Gilt Groupe Gift Credit

Shannon's Tales of Motherhood: HURRY!!FREE $20 Gilt Groupe Gift Credit

Friday, November 5, 2010

Free Tylenol Sleep Solution Kit

Sometimes it’s hard to get the sleep you need. So the makers of TYLENOL® PM have designed a Sleep Solution Kit to help with your sleep needs. Each kit includes:

Sleep guide and journal featuring practical tips for better sleep
Satin sleep mask to help block out intrusive light
CD of soothing sounds
Coupons worth up to $12
Sample of JOHNSON'S® Melt Away Stress Lavender & Chamomile Lotion

Get yours before their all gone! here

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Entertaining ~ Link up to win prizes! Ends 11/10/10

My Holiday Entertaining Post!!

For most people the holidays are so special,many of us get to reunite with our family's and friends to share special memories.For some who has no family to see and has no home it can be so hard to get through the holidays.I would like to ask all my readers to gather a few things that we could go without and wrap them up as a special Christmas gift for a homeless shelter in your area.If you cant spare anything as i do know its hard these days maybe you can volunteer a few hours at your local shelter to help serve dinner.It would make alot of people so happy and thats a good feeling to feel.Maybe you can make this an activity with your kids and make handmade cards,or sew hats or scarfs.Its such a blessing when we all help each other!
If you have any stories or tips about how to entertain for these holidays please feel free to share!

2010 Here Comes Santa Claus Blog Party!

 Go Graham Go  and  Jolly Mom  are kicking things off November 15th and have some exciting giveaways for you. There's everything from toys, clothing, books and more!!


Go Graham Go

check out how to get your early entries here

Recieve a $50 Gift Card for only $25 from Tanger Outlet

Tanger Outlets will sell $50 gift cards for $25 when they reach 96,000 Facebook fans! Head on over there and "like" them! What do you have to lose? Be sure to share this with your friends and family so they can reach 96,000 fans!!!Christmas is days away,you can combine the gift card with a good coupon on a good sale!!!

Here's the info from their page:

Article from Tanger Outlets:

We want to give back to our fans! Help us get 50,000 new “likes” (96,000 total likes) by our Magic of Midnight After Thanksgiving Sale (November 26), and we will give all of our fans 50% off a $50 gift card! That’s a $50 gift card for only $25 just in time for the holiday season! Give it as a gift or use it for your holiday shopping. Start telling your friends now!
Here’s how it works…One the day that we hit 96,000 “likes”we will post a link visible exclusively to our fans. The link will only be up for 24 hours so don’t miss it. Click on the link to fill out your information. A voucher for your gift card voucher will be emailed to you. You will have 10 days to redeem your voucher from the day it was downloaded at your nearest Tanger Outlet store.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Holiday Entertaining ~ Link up to win prizes! Ends 11/10/10

Come link up with me to win over $2,000 in prizes!! 

Open House-Holiday Entertaining Tips~~~~~

The Holidays are here and we all know how the kids get so excited and cant wait to open up presents and bake cookies.Its all happy faces in our house the night before Christmas!! We can get so ahead of ourselfs and completly forget about fire safety! Christmas lights are so neat to have on the tree but one year i read in the Newspaper how a family's house burned down because their lights on their tree ended up catching on fire.The wires were hot up against the wraping paper on the presents and up in flames everything went.Thank goodness no-one was hurt as it was 3 days before Christmas,the family was out doing last minuite shopping.

Please,plan safe.Please make sure when your not home turn everything off,it saves electric bills also.Its another way to prevent accidents.

If you have any tips of your own to be safe these holidays please feel free to share!!   

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 2~ Holiday Entertaining Tips Open House

For the next 9 days i will be posting some Holiday Entertaining Tips to hopefully help my readers prepare for their holiday planning!

We all know that Christmas is almost here and that means we have many different foods to buy to prepare for our Christmas dinner, inless your eating at a family or friends house,Maybe your taking along a dish to share or making those famous home-made cookies of yours,what ever your plans are if they involve the grocery store i would like to share some tips to help with your purchases!
Using Coupons
Using coupons can make your budget much more easier if you have the time to prepare to use them,for me i take an hour a week to prepare my pile of coupons that i plan on using for my shopping.Knowing where to find coupons is very important if you plan to really save money.Some coupon lovers will purchase more then 1 sunday newspaper for the flyers filled with coupons.Usually you can find 3 main flyers such as The Red Plum,The Source and P&G.They have alot of useful coupons that will cut alot of expenses down.Maybe some friends or family members will have some coupons they wont use and will be willing to give to you.You can ask your neighborhood store for the extra newspapers that they have left over from their Sunday sales.Alot of neighbors may have a recycle bin with their leftover newspapers inside,its not a bad idea to ask if you can dive in when their filled and ready to trash.Some stores will have their own store flyers as you walk in to the store filled with their own coupons.

With using coupons its very important to use them during a sale or promotion thats going on for the extra savings.Along with a manufactors coupon you can stack it with a store coupon to double your savings.Always read your sale flyers that are included with your sunday newspaper so you know about different weekly sales.

Alot of online blogs will also post about the different sales going on and show you ways to purchase your items free or close to free.Rock bottom prices are the key to your savings.Many blogs offer info on printable coupons to use during your shopping trip.

I hope these tips will be helpful to you and please feel free to comment on some of your tips!!
Thanks,Shannon F.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Holiday Palooza - Pressman Toy Hold on Scooby Doo + Dinosour Train Review & Giveaways

Mellisa from Outnumbered 3 to 1  and Jackie from Monkey Mayhem  is each giving one of their lucky readers a chance to win a  game from Pressman Toy!!

These giveaways are open to residents of the US until November 15th

enter here  for the Hold on Scooby Doo game with Outnumbered 3 to 1
enter here  for the Dinosouar Train game with Monkey Mayhem

Have fun with all those extra entries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holiday Entertaining Tips!!

Can you believe the Holidays are allready here!! Where does the time go?With so many plans and so little time i would like to share some Holiday Entertaining Tips with you as part of my participation in The Holiday Open House event prize giveaway!

My Holiday Entertaining Tips
  1. Always plan ahead~ If your going to have a Christmas Party,or a New Years Party,ect.,always plan ahead.Mail out your invitations in a reasonable amount of time so your quests can plan their schedules for your event and R.S.V.P in a good amount of time.
  2. Make sure you have enough refreshments/food so no-one will go without the option of having some.Use coupons to purchase your food items.
  3. Have someone at the door to welcome your quests at all times and to show them where their coats can go.You want them to feel comfortable as soon as they step into your party.
  4. Plan events~ No-one wants to be in a dead party! Plan times for different events or games to keep your guests entertained.Have some music available to listen to.
  5. Fire safety~ ALWAYS make sure doors and windows have a lead way.You dont want anyone to block them in case everyone has to evacuate in an emergency.    

I hope My Entertaining Tips are helpful to you, please feel free to share some of your own for us all to read!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Gift Guide and Holiday Gift Event & Extra Entries for the Early Birds

Jennette from Smart Trendy Moms is having a Gift Guide and Holiday Gift Event! Nov.1-Nov30th,
25+Giveaways to enter so you dont want to miss it.Also you have a chance to gain extra entries for each of her giveaways by following the directions on the Early Birds post!
To check out all the fun go here under giveaways!
Have fun!


HERE'S A GOOD... deal!!  Tanger Outlets is trying to get 50,000 more people to "like" their Facebook fan page.

If they hit 96,000 fans by November 26th, they will offer you a $50

gift card for $25... if you were among the 50,000 additional people to

like them! So, what are you waiting for? Go "like" Tanger!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Get Healthy/Weight loss Program

I really have to share with you my journey on the Get Healthy/Weight loss Program!! I have a terrific health coach who helps me FREE!!! If you need to get healthy and loose weight i can connect you with my awesome health coach John.He enjoys helping people to get healthy and loose weight.

This program has been so helpful,the pysical changes are out of this world!Just about a month ago i was out of breath just by walking up the stairs,i couldnt keep up with my 3yr old son and my energy was shot!Check out and listen to the Dr. explain how the program works.Read some of the success stories to see for yourself!!

If you would like to, feel free to contact my health coach John Willingham.He would be more then happy to welcome you into the family!!Tell him Shannon sent you and let him help you to change your life.You can also contact him on facebook.If you would like to give me your info i can have him contact you! Good luck

Thursday, October 28, 2010

10 Great uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

TwittterMoms  and Vaseline Petroleum Jelly has teamed up to celebrate Vaseline's 140th Anniversary!They have asked me to share 10 Great uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to my readers,you can read more about that request here.

If your anything like me then you love to save every penny you can these days.Im always hunting for bargains and brainstorming many different ways a product could be used.I purchase my Vaseline Petroleum Jelly very cheap at the Dollar Store and it lasts a good 6mths.I have found so many uses for it that i save more money becuase it helps cut down the cost of other products that gives the same if not better results! I have come up with a list to give you ideas of the many ways Vaseline can be used.You might be suprised as i was when i learned them as well.

My 10 Great Uses for Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
  1. Lip balm,exfoliant and lip gloss- By gently rubbing the Vaseline onto the tip of your forefinger and applying it to your lips it will moisturize and help soothe dry chapped lips.It lasts a while unlike many chapsticks.
  2. Make up remover- Do you ever get those stubborn mascara smudges and lip stick stains?Apply a drop of Vaseline to the area you wish to remove and it wipes right off like magic as well as soothing the eye area.
  3. Prevents Chafting- I love to walk barefeet alot and in return the heels of my feet chaft,i was spending near $10 for cream to fix this problem intill i tried the Vaseline.It helps the elbow area and feet.
  4. Protects Nails- By applying some Vaseline on the base of your nails it stops the color from running.Ladies we all know how that makes us upset!
  5. Water Rings on Wood Furniture- Rub Vaseline on the damaged area and let it stand for a few hours or over night,remove it with a paper towel then buff it with a soft cloth.
  6. Shine shoes and purses-Apply a thin coat and wipe with a soft cloth,it will rebel water and road salt.
  7. Stop squeaky doors- By applying a layer of vaseline on the hinge pin it will take the noise away.You will be more at peace when the door opens or shuts!
  8. Tight finger rings- If you wear a ring for so long and want to remove it without the tightness and painful feeling,apply some Vaseline gently around the ring and remove the ring slowly by twisting it a few times it should slip on off easily.
  9. Stuck super glue cap-I hate when i would use super glue for the 2nd time and try to open the cap just to find it all glued and stuck.When you first open the super glue apply some Vaseline inside of the cap and it will prevent the glue from sticking to it.
  10. Baby's diper rash- Vaseline is so gentle and soothing to use for a diper rash.Apply a small layer on the dry area and it will help with the irritating feeling a baby has to feel.

I hope these tips can be helpful to you,if you would like to please feel free to share some!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Vaseline blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate here

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Be Smart About Your Health

TwitterMoms and Aetna has teamed up together with bloggers to help offer our readers tips for preparing  our next year health insurance benifits.You can read more about the request here

It can be so difficult and time consuming to choose health benifits that will help with meeting our family's needs.With the new health reform law we must be more selective and understand what is just right and be ok with our decisions.This is no easy task but it must be done!

In order to help us cut through the confusion and take Advantage of Open Enrollment along with alot of other helpful information we may need throughout the year, you can read a educationa portal developed by Aetna Be Smart About Your Health it offers many tips and tools along with ways to save money.It will keep you up to date with the health care reform.

Below are a few tips to help you make a decision in less then an hour:

  1. Prioritize- use careful thought of how many check up visits you will need for your family in the up coming year along with medications that might be needed requardless if they are over the counter or prescribed.Look back into your previous year and do an estimate so you could have a good idea.
  2. Check out the networks available to see that your family will be seen by a Dr. that your comfortable with.Will you need an out of network Dr.?
  3. Figure out your prescription costs,premiums,out of pocket pay and co-pays.Make sure you choose what your family can afford.You dont want to choose something thats way over your head!
  4. Check out the benifits that go along with your plan.Do they offer gym discounts?Will they cover different services you may need such as enrolling in a Health Savings Account?Do they cover counceling or specialist services? Dental?
  5. Make sure you understand everything,we have rights,we have to be sure to understand every detail that is included with your choice.Know the pro's and con's,think about what your family needs and choose wisely.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Aetna blogging program, making me eligible to get a $30 Target gift card. For more information on how you can participate,go here

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Recipe for Avocado Tacos

Anyone hungry for Avocado Tacos??
I love to have family get togethers throughout the year,everyone brings a plate to share.Its ok for everyone to switch up their choice of plates they bring however,the family always expect me to have the same dish each time!Now,im no great cook as a matter of fact i dont like to cook so i try to keep things simple.I make the Avocado Tacos and everyone is pleased!! They go with just about any type of get together and taste so delicious! Below is the recipe if anyone would like to try out~ WARNING-once you serve the avocado tacos to your family they will always expect them!! lol.
Avocado Tacos:

1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded

1 medium onion, julienned

2 large green peppers, julienned

2 large red peppers, julienned

1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1½ cups fresh tomato salsa (see below)

12 flour tortillas

non-stick cooking spray

Fresh Tomato Salsa

1 cup tomatoes, diced

1/3 cup onions, diced

½ clove garlic, minced

2 tsp cilantro

1/3 tsp jalapeño peppers, chopped

½ tsp lime, juiced

pinch of cumin

Spray skillet with cooking spray. Lightly sautè onion and green and red peppers.

Cut avocado into 12 slices. Warm tortillas in oven and fill with peppers, onions, avocado slices and salsa. Fold tortillas and serve
This recipe will serve 12..

Have fun and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Devil is a Lier

3 weeks ago my 15yr old son's heart specialist said that his heart condition had got worse,and said more then likely he will need a major open heart surgory which more then likely will take place right after his next test and it could be something that had to be done like that day,day after,or week or so, also stating at this point it was something life/death threatning.That next test was yesterdays appt.,we hit the highway for about an hr to be evaluated by another specialist that this Droctor refered him to see for the assesment prior to the surgory.None of us knew really what the outcome of that trip would be but we still kept our heads up and knew my son would be ok regardless what happens.The Specialist my son saw yesterday gave him his assesment and sent us on our way HOME with a 6-9mth follow up!!! Let me tell you how THE DEVIL IS A LIAR & GOD IS GOOD!! My son is in his own bed right now as i type sleeping so peacefully.Tell me this isnt a blessing??We all must keep our faith and belief,no matter what a Dr or anyone says because at the end of the day its in GODS HANDS.
Thanks for all the prayers that went out as well!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

$25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Danielle from The Mommy Chronicles is giving on of her readers a $25 Visa Giftcard!!
Contest ends at 11:59pm PST on November 15th
enter here

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Review + Giveaway ~ PediaCare®

Jennifer from Sweep Tight is offering one lucky winner will receive their own PediaCare Fever Reducer and Multi-Symptom Cold bottles!

~Giveaway ends on Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 11:59 pm CST~

enter here

Brillint Lenses Giveaway

Jennifer from Sweep Tight is giving a lucky reader their own Brilliant Lenses Cleaner
~Giveaway ends on Saturday, October 16, 2010 @ 11:59 pm CST~

enter here


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ideas for incorporating fun and play into your child’s daily activities

                    10  Ideas for incorporating fun and play into your child's daily activities

I have 4 children and they all have their own ways of handling our daily activities,to make our days go as smooth as possible and at the same time incorporate fun and play we do different things!!

  1. On school mornings if your child is like my 3yr old then its a task to wake them up and get going so that we can get out the door in time for school.I have learned to turn our school mornings into fun and play by first waking him up by tickling him and kissing him with smiles on my face.I find it brightens his mood and he will get out of bed with less fuss.
  2. For breakfast the kids usually dont like to eat right away after waking up so i make it fun by allowing them to pick from a jar of papers rolled up with each one that has a different "to-go" snack type nutritious food.Today my son choose his paper with a Oatmeal breakfast snack bar for his choice and graved a box juice on his way out of the door!We make it on good time to school!
  3. After school we have to get the school uniforms changed into the play clothes so our rule is to change if the kids would like their after school snack!
  4. Homework hour use to be the hardest part of the day but now we make it really fun by studying together.If they have a spelling test we kind of play a game by writing out all the words 100 x's each word.Each word they write 100x's and spell it for me i will have to make a funny face or do a goofy dance to make them laugh at me.
  5. Dinner time,we make an assembly line.One of us will do the food prep and one will be the cook while the other will set the dinner table.Usually we will play the radio and when ever a song will end we switch our "stations" and do a different task.Its alot of fun and we get done fast.
  6. In the evenings i allow 1hr of computer time per child,while the others and i sit at the table making crafts with the craft bag.We make stuffed pillows that the kids will sleep with at night,or we will make a new pattern to add on the night lamp to look cool while they sleep,or we make glow in the dark wall decalls for their walls when the lights go out.It keeps them excited about bed time.
  7. We have bath time and we have a 5min rule for each bath,when they take a bath who ever's turn it is to get their bath first gets to choose a bath crayon to write on the tub walls.They get an extra 5mins bath time to play.
  8. After bath time we pick out our clothes for the next day and we all think of a color for the following day to make our socks the same as each others.Usually who ever took their bath last get to choose the lucky color!
  9. At the end of the day depending on the kids behaviors they will get a star sticker,for every sticker they add up every sunday they will earn $1,,with their $1 they take .50 for savings in their accts and the other .50 they can use for their own choices.
  10. Bed time is the hardest but we get through by what we call a "fun book",we each take turns reading each paragraph intill the book is read.Then we say our prayers and call it a night!   

Maybe you have ideas that you would like to offer,please feel free to leave in a comment.Not everyday do these ideas always work for my 4,but its a way to keep my sanity most of the time! lol,,

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and The Hub blogging program, making me eligible to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate click here