Monday, January 31, 2011

30,000 FREE Samples of Downy (Facebook Fans Only)

 You have been following Comedian Mike Birbiglia take the Clean Sheet Week Challenge LIVE from inside a Macy's Window. Now is your chance to take the challenge! Downy will be giving away 30,000 samples (yes - not a typo!) tomorrow (February 1, 2011) at 4pm. For the latest infomation "like" Downy and Mike in Window.

Free Stride Gum (Facebook Fans Only)

Just "like" the Stride 2.0 Facebook page to get a FREE pack of Stride 2.0 Gum!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine's Day Stuff

As I was looking around for some cute ideas for some "made from the heart" Valentine's for my six year old to make for her classmates I came across this web site for some cool cards, games, and crafts.  I just thought I would pass it on for anyone interested.

So go HERE and check it out.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shooting for the Stars!

So I have been racking my brain trying to think of something I could do to promote my blog.  Of all the ideas I thought of I kept coming back to how much people LOVE giveaways!  Right?  My thought was "hey offer them something"!  
So here it is...once I have 25 followers I will put all the names in a bowl and let my daughter randomly pick one.  I am not sure yet what the giveaway will be, but I do know that it will likely be something made especially by me, with love!  :-)  

So get your family, your friends...get everyone who loves to read blogs and send them my way.  I'll be waiting...

Dawn  :-)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Daily FREE Sample Items or Giveaways by All You!

All You has taken the work out of finding a daily freebie or chance at a giveaway.  Sign up for their daily emails or check in daily and sign up for one, two or all of the great items!

Go HERE to sign up TODAY!!!

FREE Box of Clairol Color Blend Foam (For Facebook Fans)

Clairol is launching a new Color Blend Foam and they are giving away free 100,000 boxes of it!

Just click on the “Like” button on the Clairol Facebook Page and at 12 p.m. EST, you’ll be able to sign up for your free box of Clairol Color Blend Foam.  They go FAST each day, so be ready promptly!

They’ll be offering 25,000 free boxes each day through January 27, 2011.

Homemade Watercolor Paints

If you have a child like my daughter then you know what I mean about those tiny little watercolor sets not lasting past one or two painting sessions.  I found the following blog with this recipe that makes a nice big set of paints with ingredients you have around the house.  So the next time your kids want to paint you can be more than happy to let them paint until they are content!

Thanks to Andrea over at Pie Birds, Buttons and Muddy Puddles for this fantastic idea!

GOAL! Cupcakes

My husband has coached our baby girl's soccer teams since she was just 4 years old.  Which ends up making me the "planner".  This is a great thing, because that's what I like to do.  Anyway, last season I decided to do something I had never done before.  I planned a party at a local indoor kids play place (no biggie), but I also provided homemade cupcakes...not the usual store bought ones.  With a little insight from a good friend who makes designer cakes and cupcakes for a living, I think I did pretty good.  The kids gobbled them up like crazy, I was convinced they tasted as great as they looked!  :-)

Vanilla cake with "green grass" butter cream frosting and sprinkles for fun!

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Year...New Ideas...

Here it is...the 10th day of 2011. WOW...where did 2010 go? For me personally, I am ready for a new year as 2010 was in some respects a rough year. I started this blog the early part of 2010 with all the intentions or posting at least once if not several times per day. I struggled with that idea since I was at the time a full-time mom as well as a full-time employee. I also suffered an auto accident in July of 2009 which sent me to so many appointments I can't keep count. I am still dealing with that. However, in August of 2010 I was laid off from my job. At first it seemed like a huge loss but after some reflection of my own and talking it over with my husband I realized that the world was in fact not coming to an end! I miss my coworkers of course, but I do not miss the time I spent away from my family and the time I lost being able to do the things I love. I have been learning so many new ways to make our family able to live on just one income, hubby's. In the long run the layoff has benefited me greatly, in my opinion.

So here we are, 2011...WOW! Oops, I said that already didn't I? hehe Anyway, I am not a believer of New Years resolutions...but I do believe greatly in having goals. So this year it is my personal goal to see that this blog flourishes with ideas, deals, etc. I would love to hear some ideas that you all might be interested in knowing more about. So please if you have something in mind and just don't have the time to research or ask people about, send me a message and I will do my best. If I just don't know or can't find an answer...believe me, I will be the first to admit to it. Some ideas I have for 2011 just off the top of my head are: Making my own laundry soap. Organic home cleaners. Checking our some new recipes. Time organization. Home organization. Home DIY projects, etc. These are just a few of my ideas, so please let me know if you have more...I am open to most anything!

My biggest goal is just to see my followers grow. I would love to start some product giveaways and contests but in order to do that I need to get this blog to grow! So if you have friends that would be interested please, pass this link on to them all!!! Ok, time to go do some research...this is going to be SO fun!!! Hope to hear from you all, flood me with ideas...please!