Thursday, December 2, 2010

Whoa, December 1st??

There's no possible way that it's already December 1st!! I just need time to stop in its tracks for one moment!
Thanksgiving was great!! We had green bean casserole, corn, rolls, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy (both white and brown), the bes mac-n-cheese ever, and then there was Jeremy's mac-n-cheese! We had a mac-n-cheese cook off. It was so much fun, we were both talking trash to each other. Jeremy smoked his while he was smoking the turkey and mine was in the crockpot. Mine was perfect, and Jeremy's needed more cheese and had a smoked flavor. Everyone loved them both! We had two turkeys- one smoked and one deep fried... YUMMYYY!!! Now that I've had deep fried, I can't go back!
We had about 15 people come over. We invited everyone from Jeremy's work to come over. We realize that we are close to our family but not everyone is, and not everyone lives in a house where they can cook turkeys (alot of them live in the dorms). I was a nervous wreck but everything turned out great! (A HUGE thank you to Stephanie Bachmeier for coming over early and helping me!!!!)


Okay.. now it's December 2nd.. I didn't finish. But here we go December... let's do it!

Monday, September 27, 2010

welcome back!

Wow! It's been a long time since I've blogged! This new/40 hour job is changing my world! That's so silly but it is! I LOOOOOVE my weekends! And Saturday requires a nap. This past Saturday I fell asleep for about thirty minutes around 5 while Texas was losing.. so I'm coming to the conclusion that it's a requirement!

The job is going really good! The only part that I can't stand is the inconsistancy but that's every job.
WallE is doing great! He recently got a hair cut and is looking purdy  :)
Jeremy is doing good too! He's enjoying being on days.

For our anniversary (which is around the time I stopped blogging) we went to dinner and a movie! I don't remember which movie but I do remember that it wasn't very good! For my birthday I came home to flowers on the counter (they were really pretty!) and we headed to Shannon and Josh's for dinner and relaxation! Dinner was FILLING but delicious! Then the next day we went to Chili's because I wanted to for my birthday, and I had a coupon for a free dessert that I got in my email! woo hoo!

Oh also, my laptop has died. I can't get the screen to turn back on! :( So that means we are both sharing one laptop- LAME! But I get dibbs on it- that was the deal if we sold the iPad.. and we did. We aren't the type of people to buy applications for it so we figured could use the money for tires or my ridiculous dental bill.

So I guess that's where I'll leave you for now. I'm in a bad mood tonight.. dinner turned out nasty :(

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Voting Begins!

Guess what time it is? No not "Tool Time", and it's not "MAIL TIIIME" either!
IT'S TIME TO VOTE!! Remember when I mentioned my friend Shannon entering a dream wedding giveaway... well now it's your turn to make that happen for her!

VOTE HERE

Voting is once/24 hours/IP address- that means if you have a computer at home and at work then you get TWO votes!! WOOO!!!

So please- go vote for Shannon and Josh!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Giveaways over at Leslie Loves Veggies!

One place I love to find great giveaways is Leslie Loves Veggies blog!!

Tomorrow (8-2-10) ends her Woodstock Chimes giveaway! Hurry!!

LLV's Starla Sandals giveaway ends 8-3-10

Thursday, July 29, 2010

THE question

What's the one question everybody that you mean after you've entered high school asks you? The one that you ask yourself 20 times a day, nearing the end of your junior year in high school?  Ya know, the question that you hate others answering with such confidence and you have no idea..

"WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?"

I'm almost 22 years old and I've had many answers to this question- being a teacher went to being a photographer to being an ag. teacher to being a dental hygienist to being an Air Force wife to being a dental assistant to- ERRCH! Stop right there. You really don't have a choice but to stop right there... because I don't know what I want to do.

The whole time I was a cashier Jeremy pushed me to find a better job. One that I don't come home and complain about and one that pays better. So I found one, and now he's "encouraging" me to go to school and get a degree in something. I honestly have no idea!! I like the receptionist setting.. it's a happy place behind a desk.
I've never taken accounting... I've been thinking about doing that..
Or I could be a... -and that's where I get stuck. I don't have any ideas!
Jeremy thinks I should be a real estate agent. :/  No thanks. I'd rather not. It just doesn't sound like fun. An interior decorator sounds like more fun!!! (You wouldn't know it looking at my house!)
I'm a very sympathetic person, I would love to do something that helps people!

If anyone has any ideas, please share them! I'm just sure that I'm thinking inside the box and not looking at all of my options!

I've always said "I'm not trying to conquer the world, but I want you to believe that I'm trying"

Friday, July 23, 2010

Laundry

Have I ever confessed my unmistakable hate for putting laundry away? I don't hate folding it, I do that as I take it out of the dryer. I must really dislike putting it away though...






As I take shirts out of the dryer I lay them flat because it's silly to fold a shirt just to go put it on a hanger (eventually). That's TWO piles of shirts laid flat and TWO laundry baskets full of pants, shorts, jeans, all the underwear we own and socks...
I'm going to put an add out there- $10 to put my laundry away!!  That's just a joke {for now}


On this note I read a blog the other day about moms hiring someone to do their house cleaning. They asked for my opinion so I gave it... If you hire someone once or twice a month just to get you caught up seems perfectly logical!

That's all I said but I have more to say- if you are a stay at home mom.. you shouldn't get too far behind. I'm not saying they don't do anything because I know it's just the same as working 40 hours at a paid job. But there are nap times and quiet times. As someone who has just started her 1st 40 hour job... I can't imagine having kids and working 40 hours!! There is barely time to do anything after you get home and get through dinner... But I still can't wait to have kids :)
KUDOS to ALL moms!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

iPad

I can't say THANK YOU enough to Cheribundi!!




If you ever see a Cheribundi sitting in the cooler at a gas station, be sure to help me thank them by buying one and enjoying it!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

SMORES!!

Yum!! I found the most delicious smores recipe thanks to The Not So Blog's Experimental Mommy!!
She also has a great giveaway going!! GO HERE to enter to win a Hershey's beach towel, Hershey's Chocolate Bar, Honey Maid Graham Crackers, and Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows!!!!! Hurry! It ends 7/20!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I believe

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the Problem Science has with GOD , the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .
Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, you Believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.... See More
Professor : Is GOD Good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL ?
Student : Yes.
Professor :A0 My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn't. How is this GOD good then? Hmm? (Student was silent )
Professor : You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again, Young Fella. Is GOD Good? Student : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From . . . GOD . . .
Professor : That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this World?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct? Student : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil ? (Student did not answer)
Professor : Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the World, don't they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, who Created them ? (Student had no answer)
Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you. Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen GOD ?
Student : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD ?
Student : No , sir.
Professor : Have you ever Felt your GOD , Tasted your GOD , Smelt your GOD ? Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor : Yet you still Believe in HIM ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my Faith .
Professor : Yes, Faith . And that is the Problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Professor : Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as Cold?
Professor : Yes.
Student : No, sir. There isn't.
(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events )
Student : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat, a Little Heat or No Heat. But we don't have anything called Cold. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Hêt, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as Cold. Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat. We cannot Measure Cold. Heat is Energy. Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.
(There was Pin-Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )
Student : What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness? Professor : Yes. What is Night if there isn't Darkness?
Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the Absence of Something You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light . . . But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called Darkness, isn't it? In reality, Darkness isn't. If it is, where you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn't you?
Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD . You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can';t even explain a Thought. It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing. Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved from a Monkey?
Professor : If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shook his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument was going )
Student : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and Cannot even prove that this Process is an On-Going Endeavor, Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir? Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?
(The Class was in Uproar )
Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor's Brain?
(The Class broke out into Laughter )
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's Brain, Felt it, touched or Smelt it? . . No one appears to have done so. So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that You have No Brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir? (The Room was Silent. The Professor stared at the Student, his face unfathomable) Professor : I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student : That is it sir . . . Exactly ! The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH . That is all that Keeps Things Alive and Moving.

That student was Albert Einstein!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Giveaways- July

At LADY V DZINE I entered to win a  Cosmopolitan monogrammed cosmetic travel bag from Partease. (ends 7/10)

At Mommy Musings I entered to win a patriotic chip and dip plate from Frito Lay!! (ends 7/11)

At THE ART OF BEING MOM I entered to win a Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron!! (Ends 7/12)

Chunky Bling giveaway

Over at A Nut in a Nutshell you can enter to win an interchangeable beaded watch by Chunky Bling!!

ends 7/5

Friday, June 25, 2010

Writing my letter

When you're mad, you're told to write a letter and wait a day, then if you still feel the same way to send it. Well I'm writing my letter and not waiting a day.

The other day my car informed me of 2 things, #1 that I need to change my oil. Well I ignored this one because it has said that since before the last time we changed it. And #2 that I have low tire pressure. Well this guy that Jeremy works with came over today after I got off work to check the tire pressure. The front 2 are at 50 and the back right one needs 10 more PSI's. So he let out air in the front to, and made them sit at 40. (Thanks Vickers!!)
Then I went to the dollar store to pick up some purple wrapping paper to make my cousins wedding gifts match. On the way there my steering wheel was shaking, not vibrating. So I stopped by Auto Zone and asked the nice man for advice on what it could be. He went out and felt the tires and what did he find? A bubble. Not good. Tire replacement.
Soo what does this mean for my weekend plans of driving 5 hours to go to my cousins wedding in Carthage, MO? That I'm not going and yet ONE MORE weekend ALONE.

It's not a big deal that I don't get to go to his wedding. It's that my tire my blow out and my husband isn't home to fix it, it's that I need a new stinking tire. It's that I was really looking forward to seeing my family and dressing up and having a good time.

I understand everything happen's for a reason. I'm sure this is preventing something from happening to me or WallE or my car or my house or my bills or SOMETHING.. but the thing is... I'll probably never know. I won't hear about a wreck that happens in some small town that I was going to be driving through. I won't realize that not going could be saving WallE from getting hit by a car in the distance from our car to the hotel.

Ever since I was young I knew that talking about things out loud, made them not happen for me. Going to get my first car, didn't happen because I told everyone I know. I know that's not the reason why, but it seems like that's the way things have worked all my life. So now, almost 22 years into it, I'm realizing that I need to stop shouting to the world that I'm doing something, or it won't happen. I didn't tell anybody when Jeremy and I started looking for a car for me. I didn't tell anybody when I had my job interview at Eye Specialists.

I don't understand. I don't now, not ever. DANG IT!!
Well here's to another boring weekend at home. On my computer and behind the TV.
wow.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Nut in a Nutshell's Aquafina Giveaway!

Over at A Nut in a Nutshell, blueviolet is giving 5 winners an Aquafina Prize Pack! It includes a coupon for a free 6 pack of Aquafina and Aquafina Lip Balm!! WOOO!!

GO ENTER

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Mommy Files and Flowers?

For some reason those 2 go hand in hand.. Over at The Mommy Files you can always find great reviews, terrific giveaways and lots of pictures of cute little boys and their loving momma, combined with lots of smiles!!

She is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 1-800-flowers.com for Father's Day!! Go check it out and read her great review!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Top 5 favorite moments

In no particular order

My wedding

Being saved

First day of college

Moving in to our first house

My first "real" job (Eye Specialists)

Top 5 favorite foods

In no particular order..
  • Chickenancho (if you aren't from Cowley County, KS you don't know what a Chickenancho is)

  • Home-made mac-n-cheese

  • Chicken Fajita Quesadilla

  • Caramel Cake

  • Braum's french fries


Yep, I'm pretty easy to please :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Quick note on my lunch break

I'm on my lunch break and have to get something off my chest..

Why do people call themselves friends when they only get ahold of you when they want to tell you about something going on in their life?

For example.. the other day when I got off work, I turned my cell phone off and I had a few text messages to read. One was from Jeremy and the other one was from a "friend". I haven't talked to her in a few months (not even texted). Her text message said that today was her and her husbands anniversary. Was I supposed to be excited for her?

Another example.. another girl from this group of "friends" texted me the next day to tell me that she got a job at a hospital. I haven't talked to this girl for even longer. What kind of response are they expecting? I just got a new job and didn't find it necessary to tell every person that I know.

I just don't understand. They want nothing to do with me until they want praise. Alot has gone on in my life lately, good and bad, and I don't go to you for praise or condolences because we aren't that type of friend, apparently. You have parties and go hang out with the rest of the "group" but I don't even get an invite..


If it's because I don't drink and get nasty drunk like you, then all I have to say to you is "cool"

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ipad what??

I JUST WON AN IPAD!!!!
Knowing that Jeremy is in the hot tub so I couldn't call him in excitement I called Aunt Susan. EEEEKK!!!!! I can't believe I won one!!!!
I owe a HUUUUUUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE THANK YOU to Nicole at Ramblings by Nicole! She asked if it was me that won, so I went searching and guess what... Stephanie Coldwell in Nebraska IS ME!!!! 
I won it from Cheribundi- on their Facebook page
I used their retailer locator and they don't sell them around here, or back home (Kansas) or in Virginia where Jeremy is right now. :( So I can't even buy it and thank them! So if you see it sitting on the shelf... buy it! Help me thank them!


"It's official - we have an iPad contest winner! Congrats to Stephanie Coldwell from Nebraska! All you need to do now is contact us (info(at)cheribundi.com) with your postal address as per the contest rules (don't post your address here!) and soon you will be pinching, swiping and flicking away on your shinny new 16GB ...Apple iPad!"

Saturday, June 5, 2010

bread knife and cutting board

Enter a great giveaway for a Wüsthof serrated bread knife and birch cutting board set at A Bluebonnet in Beantown (http://bluebonnetinbeantown.blogspot.com/2010/05/first-anniversary-giveaway.html)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ends in July- giveaways

At SIMPLY STACIE I entered to win a $100 gift certificate to ATGStores.com! (ends 7/2)

At A NUT IN A NUTSHELL I entered to win a $50 Family Dollar gift card!!! (ends 7/2)

At J. LEIGH DESIGNZ I entered to win a BAGGO game board!!! (ends 7/5)

At J. LEIGH DESIGNZ I entered to win a Stork Craft Tuscany Baby Glider and Ottoman!! (ends 7/12)

At GRANNY LOVES GIFT BASKETS I entered to win a Sony digital camera!! (ends when her blog reaches 250 GFC followers!)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

root canal

I got my first root canal yesterday!!
I didn't get much sleep the night before. When we went to bed I couldn't stop talking even though I was SO tired! I must have tossed and turned alot because I was still pretty tired when I woke up!

Jeremy had stuff going on at work today so Shannon took me to my appointment. I didn't know if I was going to be put to sleep or not. I wasn't put to sleep but I was falling asleep! The only thing that was uncomfortable was when he gave me the shot to make me even more numb. Even that didn't hurt. I didn't feel the shot, I felt him turning the syringe in my gum.

I'm not sure if anyone has ever fell asleep while getting a root canal, but that says A LOT about my dentist!! He constantly asks me if I'm in pain. While that could get annoying, it doesn't because I don't want to be in pain either!

Dr. Kenneth Spanel is absolutely AWESOME!! I wasn't even in pain after the numbness wore off! The only time I feel anything is when I yawn! I just can't stop saying enough great things about him!!

I will need a $crown$ next and those usually come 2 weeks after the root canal but that's when we'll be in Kansas so it'll have to wait.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CSN Store giveaways!!

There are lots of CSN Store giveaways...

A GLIMPSE OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR's giveaway ends 5/20


CANDACE ROSE's giveaway ends 5/24


FEED ME I'M HUNGRY's giveaway ends 5/26


VEG INSPIRATIONS' giveaway ends 5/27)


MY FRUGAL LIFESTYLE's giveaway ends 5//27


CUTE STUFF's giveaway ends 5/31

RANTS N' RASCALS' giveaway ends 6/5


MUSTARD SEED COLLECTIVE's giveaway ends 6/6


LITTLE MISS JULIA's giveaway ends 6/6


3 LITTLE ONES' giveaway ends 6/6


AT THE FENCE's giveaway ends 6/9


MARY POPPINS' giveaway ends 6/10  (60 Euros)


DESIGN NOMAD's giveaway ends 6/10 ($60)


DISGUISED AS A GROWN UP's giveaway ends 6/11   ($60)


SAVVY VERSE & WIT's giveaway ends 6/11 ($80)


PEACE LOVE & REVIEWS' giveaway ends 6/11 ($70)


STEREOS AND SOUFFLES' giveaway ends 6/11 ($50)


ALEXANDER'S PLAYROOM's giveaway ends 6/11 ($50)
Check out their website too! I'm TOTALLY going here when I have kids! 


A SELF-CONFESSED FOODIE's giveaway ends 6/13


MY DREAM CANVAS' giveaway ends 6/13


2 MONSTERS AND A PRINCESS' giveaway ends 6/14


ENJOY LIFE, ENJOY NOW!!'s giveaway ends 6/15

TABLE FOR V's giveaway ends 6/19

HOLES IN MY BRAIN's giveaway ends 6/20

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I was mortified!!

Well, one thing I do as a cashier is observe! I see so much stuff! Let me share what I saw the other day..

This lady has 3 boys. While I was ringing them out, she didn't seem to have much control over them. They were throwing stuff and running around.
There wasn't anybody behind her in line so I watched them walk outside to their van. She gets the two younger ones into their car seats (neither of them were rear-facing) and the older one (MAYBE 4) gets into the front seat (he didn't just jump up there from the back, he opened the door and got in). This wasn't the most shocking part. What did I see next? He was standing up in the seat and looking at the other two boys as his mom put the car in reverse to drive away!!! This child has NO seat belt on AND he's standing up while she's driving!!!

Let me get this out of the way- I don't have kids. So let me save you some time... "easier said than done", "each child is different" and "you don't know the circumstances". GIVE ME A BREAK!! It takes 10 seconds to pull a seatbelt across your child.

Jeremy has NO idea about kids. He doesn't know that they are supposed to sit rear-facing until they are at least two. He doesn't know the technical stuff. So I inform him when I'm ranting and raving. I told him that our kids will be rear-facing for a LONG time. Normally when I talk about kids, he tells me to "ssshhhh" because that's not what he is thinking about right now in life. But when I talk about how crappy this parenting was or when I talk about rear-facing he just listens and nods. I think he can tell how important this is to me.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not perfect. When Jeremy was at basic, I took Alec (eight at the time) to Pizza Hut and I let him sit in the front seat (they need to be 12 before they are sitting up front so the seat belt fits properly) but he had a seat belt on. I wasn't totally ignorant! And Jeremy has done the same thing, he has let Alec sit up front... WITH a seat belt!

I just can't believe that this lady let that happen! Sure, maybe they were going to another store at the mall, so she just let him sit up front, but put him in a seat belt! The intersection in front of work is very busy and hard to get out of. I feel sorry for this poor boy, not getting the proper parental guidance.

ends in June

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At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a package of Caveman Cookies! (ends 6/8)


At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a Batard Folding Bread and Picnic Knife! (ends 6/9)


At SOUTHERN BELLA'S WAYS TO SAVE I entered to win a 3 night stay in a Global Resort Vacation Home in Orlando!!! (ends 6/10)
At J. LEIGH DESIGNZ I entered to win a Brother Free-Arm Sewing Machine with 26 Stitches - XL2600I from CSN Stores!!!!!! WHOA!!! (ends 6/11)




At J. LEIGH DESIGNZ I entered to win a $25 Wal Mart gift card! (ends 6/4)


At SAVVY VERSE & WIT I entered to win an $80 gift certificate to CSN Stores!!! (ends 6/11)


At PEACE LOVE AND REVIEWS I entered to win a $70 CSN Stores gift certificate!!! (ends 6/12)


At CHERRY BLOSSOMS I entered to win any Arbonne item under $50 thanks to Beauty Bambina!! (ends 6/12)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a set of Slant margarita glasses!!! (ends 6/14)

At THE MOMMY FILES I entered to win a Hungry Jack Prize Pack!! (hey that rhymes!) (ends 6/14)

At THE MOMMY FILES I entered to win a $20 coupon for P&G's online store!! (ends 6/14)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a Do-Goodie 6-piece collection!! (ends 6/15)

At STACY UNCORKED I entered to win a $40 Wal Mart gift card! (ends 6/15)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a $20 gift certificate to Oh! Nuts!!!!!! (ends 6/15)

At THE GREEN HANGER SHOP I entered to win a $40 gift certificate to CSN Stores!! (ends 6/15)

At THE ONE INCOME DOLLAR I entered to win a Sprout Watch! (ends 6/16)

At LADYBUGS AND TONKA TRUCKS I entered to win a pair of personalized flip flops from Pretty Please Embroidery! (ends 6/17)

At MAMA'S MONEY SAVERS I entered to win a Grill Daddy!! (ends 6/18)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a Betty Crocker Mississippi Mud Bars Prize Pack!! (ends 6/18)

At SIMPLY STACIE I entered to win a Spread Head!! (ends 6/18)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a Drymate Personalized Pet Bowl Mat! (ends 6/19)

At LUXURY READING I entered to win a $40 gift card to CSN Stores!! (ends 6/20)

At ONE DAY, ONE DOLLAR AT A TIME I entered to win a $30 Kroger gift card!! (ends 6/20)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a $30 gift certificate to CushionSource.com! (ends 6/21)

At SIMPLY STACIE I entered to win a magnet from What Girls Are Made of! (ends 6/24)

At RECIPES FOR MOMS I entered to win a $100 Grocery Gift Card from Cellfire!! (ends 6/25)

At JULU JEWELRY I entered to win a $60 CSN Stores gift certificate!! (ends 6/25)

At THE ADVENTURES OF PAUL AND NATALIE I entered to win the Golf Gift Basket Hole in One Golf Bag from Gourmet Gift Baskets!! (ends 6/26)

At SWEEPS4BLOGGERS I entered to win a  Natural and Green Outdoor Rug from Home Infatuation! (ends 6/26)

At HER SWEET DISPOSITION I entered to win a $20 CSN Stores gift certificate! (ends 6/26)

At HIGH/LOW FOOD/DRINK I entered to win a $60 CSN Stores gift certificate! (ends 6/28)

At MAMA'S MONEY SAVERS I entered to win a M&M’s Computer Hub and the M&M’s Computer Fan!! (ends 6/28)

At TWO OF A KIND I entered to win a Delta Faucet!! (ends 6/28)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies Prize Pack!!! Whoa baby!! (ends 6/29)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a pair of Private Eyes Undies!! (ends 6/30)

At CLEVERLY INKED I entered to win a $60 CSN Stores gift certificate!! (ends 6/30)

At GRANNY LOVES GIFT BASKETS I entered to win a Sony cyber-shot digital camera! (ends when she reaches 250 google followers)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Let me explain my eating habits... #1 I don't like very many vegetables. Okay, I only like Corn, potatos and pickles/cucumbers. #2 I don't like soup either. Mainly because I don't like hot liquids.. that mean hot cocoa is only in my hands when they're cold. #3 I eat ranch with almost everything! Even if it's good. I know that it's going to be even better with ranch!

When I worked at Biederman's Bistro & Catering I surprised myself and my best friend, that worked there also; I actually enjoyed their Chicken Tortilla Soup!! And I mean really enjoyed it! I ate it like a dip, with some tortilla chips. So when my food was limited to practically nothing (I couldn't chew) I asked for the recipe and she gladly gave it to me!! I was so surprised and SO happy!! I haven't made it yet, because she gave it to me after I got my teeth fixed, but it's on the list!!
Here's the recipe.  I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do!
(Bear with her, she isn't computer literate so she just put all the ingredients down)


6 c. Chicken broth (water and some base if you make your own) or cook a whole chicken and save the broth.. De-bone your chicken and add the meat
2 small cans of rotel tomatoes
1 can of green chiles
1 small onion diced
1 tsp. chopped  garlic
1 tsp.
worcestershire sauce
chili powder
1or 2Tbsp. of steak seasoning,
A-1 or heinz 57 (she didn't say how much, I would just add a tsp. or two)
1tsp. cumin
salt and pepper to taste.
Let it simmer awhile and cut up flour tortillas and add to it. We serve it with shredded jack and monterey cheese and diced green onion and crispy tortilla chips if you want.

Thank you so much Jane, at Biederman's Bistro & Catering in Winfield, KS!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Etsy Shops

Through my journey of entering giveaways I have come across a lot of Etsy Shops. I am so amazed by many of them! I wish I was that creative!! Here are a few of them that I love

Spikes Stoneworks  (That's my dad!!)

Christabelle Glimmers (That's my Sister-In-Law!!)

Cotton Candi Designs

Earth Girl Jewelry

Monday, May 3, 2010

Retail advice again

I've posted a blog before with some retail advice but mostly talked about bringing your kids to the store with you.. Most of this is going to be about when you are checking out because I'm mostly a cashier.  But here is a list..

  • If the store offers a rewards card (not a credit card) just sign up. Even if you don't shop there that often. More times than not the store associate is being "graded" on how many sign ups they get. They don't cost money, they save you money by sending you coupons! Plus you never know when they are going to send a coupon that you need at the time!
  • If a cashier doesn't have their "open" sign on, don't go to their line. If it's not on they are probably trying to go take their break or use the restroom or get off work. Now if they are just standing there not doing anything and the sign is off, ask if they are open. 
  • Before you go complaining to the cashier about something (needing help, being mad because they don't accept a certain coupon, you think something needs to change at the store) think about it... you are about to complain to someone who gets paid minimum wage (or so). Do you really think they are going to care that you can't use your coupon that you printed off the internet?
  • If you have internet-printed coupons, check with the store to make sure they accept them before you go walking around the store and get a bunch of stuff just to find out they don't accept them!
  • If a cashier is doing something at their register (pricing merchandise, folding shirts) don't just walk up and put your stuff down on top of what they are doing. When they get that shirt folded and set to the side they will assist you.
  • Yes, customers should be associates #1 priority but just because you can't find someone to help you, doesn't mean you need to get ugly with the cashier. Maybe you should get ugly with the corporate office and tell them to allow more payroll so associates can be on the floor assisting customers. What I mean by this is, when a store gets a "truck"/shipment the associates are unloading the truck and then unloading the merchandise. Therefore they can't be on the floor. If corporate allowed for more payroll they could have certain people working on getting more merchandise on the floor, and certain people helping you!
  • More times than not, the customers that complain because they can't find anyone to help them, are the customers that are making the messes that the associates are busy cleaning up after. When you want to look at a pair of shorts and you take them off the hanger, don't just throw the shorts and hanger somewhere. Yes they get paid to do it but after 20 shorts (not exaggerating!!) it gets old and very irritating! 
  • When fitting rooms say 'limit 3 items' they mean it! Don't bring your over-flowing shopping cart in there and hog the fitting room for an hour. Even if the fitting room is unlocked, someone still has to clean it up!
  • If a tag accidentally gets pulled off while you are trying clothes on, just set it on top of the item. Don't throw it on the floor. 
  • If your kids are playing with balls or other merchandise, make sure they get it put back in the same place. When they put it back in the wrong place, beside the wrong price tag, another customer will assume that's the price for it and throw a fit when it's not. You've been there! And you've probably rushed your kid and made them just set something on the wrong shelf!
  • Don't leave your children in a store by themselves until they are 18. You never know if they are stealing or causing trouble. 
  • Don't shove your money in the cashiers face. On the other hand don't lay it down on the counter when they are standing there waiting for it or when they have their hand out waiting (yes, it happens. all the time.). Be courteous
  • Lastly, don't be rude to the cashier. They average about 100 customers each, if every customer was rude.. they are going to get rude back. Cashiers take a lot of belittling, so it's a nice change when someone takes two seconds to smile and be nice!
Just remember this advice when you go shopping again. It will make your life easier and the employees happier to do their job which will make you happier!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Very first

I am SO excited to announce that I will be doing my very first product review!! CSN Stores contacted me and I have been on their website many times and they have so many great items! They range from every corner TV stand  you could think of to bird cages!


I'll admit.. I actually emailed Jennifer over at J. Leigh Designz to ask her if it was legit. {I didn't want to be scammed}  When she said it was I jumped up and did the happy dance!! 


CSN Stores has A LOT to choose from so if you guess what I'm going to be reviewing you are pretty amazing! So stay tuned... I can't wait to share!

And thank you to CSN Stores for this exciting opportunity! 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Itzbeen



Lately winning giveaways has been a little slow for me.. but I'm not giving up! I know I haven't been putting the time into it that I normally do.

This morning, as I was going through all my wonderful emails I stumbled across a WINNING EMAIL (echo.. echo.. echo..)!! Over at the Familylicious Reviews blog I won an Itzbeen baby care timer! It reminds that busy momma and forgetful daddy when they last fed, changed, medicated and exercised baby! It also lets you know how long the baby has slept or been awake! Whoa baby! This would be a blessing in any home!! Especially for those with lots of kiddos running around!

Thank you SO much Debra and the Familylicious Reviews team!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Giveaways

At FAITHFULLY FRUGAL & FREE I entered to win a $1700 Virtual Baby shower!! (ends 4/30)


At MY SLC MOMMY I entered to win a Fresh Express Salad Mix!! (ends 5/5)


At KATIE TALKS ABOUT... I entered to win a Marcal Starter Kit! (ends 5/5)


At THE MOMMY FILES I entered to win a Mother’s Day Family Night In Prize Pack! (ends 5/6)


At EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN I entered to win a $10 Sonic gift card! (ends 5/7)


At RECIPES FOR MOMS I entered to win a Small Candy Bouquet of choice from Candies in Bloom! (ends 5/7)


At ENERGIZER BUNNY'S MOMMY REPORTS I entered to win a Johnson's Baby Goodies Tote (ends 5/8)


At KATIE TALKS ABOUT I entered to win a Freschetta FlatBread Pizza! (ends 5/8)


At LET'S WIN I entered to win a Handmade cedar hanging planter from Andrew's Reclaimed (ends 5/9)


At THE MOMMY-FILES I entered to win a $50 gift certificate to 1-800-Flowers.com! (ends 5/10)


At GUESSING ALL THE WAY... I entered to win a $20 Kroger gift card! (ends 5/10)


At MOMMY BLESSINGS I entered to win a Pink infant crochet beanie with cream flower from Sprinkle Designs. (ends 5/10)


At MAMA DWEEB I entered to win Mead OrganizHer products and $25 Target gift card! (ends 5/10)


At A HEN'S NEST I entered to win 2 coupons for free Freschetta Pizza's!! (ends 5/10)


At WHAT HAPPENED TO MY HOUSE? I entered to win a Family Pizza Party prize pack with Pillsbury Pizza Crust VIP coupon, four pizza plates and Pictureka game. (ends 5/10)


At KATIE TALKS ABOUT I entered to win Avon Glazewear lip gloss in three shades. (ends 5/11)


At NOT SO AVERAGE MAMA I entered to win an H-E-B gift card! (ends 5/11)


At AN ISLAND LIFE I entered to win a $100 gift card to Men's Wearhouse! (ends 5/11)


At RAMBLINGS BY NICOLE I entered to win Breyer's YoCrunch Yogurt! (ends 5/11)


At JUST JULIE'S KITCHEN I entered to win a Freschetta Pizza free product coupon!! (ends 5/11)


At THE WIFEY BLOGS I entered to win a $40 gift certificate to CSN Stores!! (ends 5/11)


At TIME 2 EAT YA'LL I entered to win a Lunch Box System with four storage containers and lunch box in choice of color from EasyLunchboxes.com (ends 5/12)


At QUIRKY FUSION I entered to win a coupon for a free bag of Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken!! (ends 5/12)


At HANDMADE GURU I entered to win Malibu Beach Babe Sugar Scrub (ends 5/12)


At THE ADVENTURES OF PAUL AND NATALIE I entered to win Old Orchard Healthy Balance Juice! (ends 5/12)


At THE FUNKY MONKEY I entered to win Three Snyder's of Hanover free product coupons. (ends 5/12)


At VIVASTIC I entered to win 2 $50 Spafinder gift certificates!! (ends 5/12)


At DEBSHERE I entered to win a Fluer de lis bangle from Alix and Ani! (ends 5/12)


At FREEBIES AND MUCH MORE I entered to win a Grocery Shopping Giveaway! (ends 5/12)


At WOVEN BY WORDS I entered to win a copy of The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 1 (ends 5/12)


At WHAT'S COOKING AT DD I entered to win a bottle of the two new KC Masterpieces flavors – Smoky Bourbon and Spicy Mango! (ends 5/13)


At MOM START I entered to win a Pizza baking stone, oven mitt, five Freschetta Pizza free product coupons, and pizza cutter. (ends 5/13)


At THE MOM REVIEWS I entered to win a Dozen Roses from California Blooms! (ends 5/13)


At THE FUNKY MONKEY I entered to win a FruitZo prize pack (ends 5/13)


At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a Rascal Flatts Unstoppable CD, branded skewer set, Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers and Hershey®’s Milk Chocolate bars! (ends 5/13)


At BUDGET SAVVY DIVA I entered to win a $40 Wal Mart gift card! (ends 5/13)


At ONE BORED MOMMY I entered to win a Toddler Tee from Faith Baby! (ends 5/14)


At MOMMY LOVES TO SAVE I entered to win a $25 Wal Mart gift card and Cascade Action All in 1 packs!! (ends 5/14)


At MAMA'S MONEY SAVERS I entered to win a Frescheeta Pizza! (ends 5/14)


At THE MOMMY-FILES I entered to win a Tulip Candle from SeaBear (ends 5/14)


At WENDI'S BOOK CORNER I entered to win a $25 American Express gift card from SuperValu and General Mills. (ends 5/14)


At UNEXPECTED BLISS I entered to win an Ipod Touch! (ends 5/14)


At MOMMY OF 1 AND COUNTING I entered to win a 2-gallon popcorn tin in choice of flavors from Popcorn Palace (ends 5/15)


At BEAUTY BY JINXY I entered to win a $50 Kohl's gift card! (ends 5/15)


At FREEBIE SPOT I entered to win a Freschetta Pizza! (ends 5/15)


At SEERYUS MAMA I entered to win a Nestle Family Night In Prize Pack!! (ends 5/15)


At MY NAME IS YONA WILLIAMS AND I WRITE I entered to win Maple and Mango Cheesecake Dessert Mixes! (ends 5/15)


At FAITH FITNESS FUN I entered to win a $60 CSN Stores gift certificate! (ends 5/15)


At MOM'S FAVORITE STUFF I entered to win Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, Reach Total Care Toothbrush and Reach Total Care Floss. (ends 5/15)


At STRETCHING THE ONE INCOME DOLLAR I entered to win a Seventh Generation Starter Pack! (ends 5/16)


At JUST JINGLE I entered to win Cocoa Puffs Treats Triple Chocolate, Bugles Hot Buffalo and Nature Valley Oats `N Dark Chocolate Crunchy Granola Bars (ends 5/16)


At HEY YA'LL I entered to win a $30 CSN gift certificate! (ends 5/16)


At FIRST TIME MOMMY I entered to win a pack of 3 sugar-free ring pops!! (ends 5/16)


At FANTABULOUSLY FRUGAL I entered to win a Scentsy Warmer and 3 scents! (ends 5/16)


At PROM MAFIA I entered to win a pair of embellished denim shorts or skirts from Shop Jane!!!! (ends 5/16)


At TAN FOR LESS I entered to win Ed Hardy Ghost Skull Blushing Bronzer Tanning Lotion (ends 5/16)


At BARE FEET ON THE DASHBOARD I entered to win a $40 CSN Stores gift card! (ends 5/16)


At A MOM IN RED HIGH HEELS I entered to win a Kathy Van Zeeland Nappa zip top satchel with wristlet from QVC (ARV $72) (ends 5/16) She has some GREAT stuff!!


At SHOPPING DIVA YES, SHOPPING GENIUS NO I entered to win a $25 Walmart gift card. (ends 5/16)


At NU FLAIR I entered to win a $20 gift card to CSN Stores! (ends 5/16)


At RED CHILLIES I entered to win a $60 CSN Stores gift certificate! (ends 5/17)


At CRYSTAL CLEAR SAVINGS I entered to win a $25 gift card, Shrek reusable tote, Fruit Roll Ups, Betty Crocker Brownies or Muffins mix, Shrek water squirter, Shrek highlighter, two boxes of General Mills cereal and two General Mills savings coupon booklets. (ends 5/17)


At COUPONS AND CAKES I entered to win $250 worth of coupons!!!! (ends 5/17)


At QUEEN MOTHER BLOG I entered to win a years supply of Hillshire Farms products! (ends 5/17)


At WHAT'S THAT SMELL I entered to win a Reese's Prize Pack!! (ends 5/17)


At NICOLES NICKELS I entered to win a Freschetta prize pack with rectangular pizza stone, pizza cutter, oven mitt and free Freschetts product coupons. (ends 5/17)


At THE ART OF BEING MOMMY I entered to win a coupon for a free Freschetta Pizza! (ends 5/17)


At MY FOUR MONKEYS I entered to win a $25 Kroger gift card! (ends 5/17)


At BABY LOVING MAMA I entered to win a Duncan Hines gift basket!! (ends 5/17)


At THE SUBURBAN MOM I entered to win a Mead OrganizHer Expandable Filer, Expense Tracker, On-The-Go Memo Book, Family To-Do Notepad and Shopping Companion and $25 Target gift card. (ends 5/17)


At JAMIE'S PRECIOUS PEAS I entered to win a Wildcat apron from Carolyn's Kitchen (ends 5/17)


At JAMIE'S PRECIOUS PEAS I entered to win my Choice of flip flops or ribbon tee from Cotton Candi Designs. (ends 5/17)


At A NUT IN A NUTSHELL I entered to win a $50 Chili's gift card! (ends 5/17)


At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a Mr. Clean Prize Pack!! (ends 5/17)

At CRYSTAL & CO. I entered to win a Chaos...simplified Womans Day Planner (ARV $28.95). (ends 5/18)

At THE COUPON GODDESS I entered to win cupcake SUGAR COOKIES!! YUM!!! (ends 5/18)

At A FRUGAL FRIEND I entered to win a Mabelino Coupon Binder!!! (ends 5/18)

At PAMMIE IN JAMMIES I entered to win a $10 Target gift card! (ends 5/18)

At A NUT IN A NUTSHELL I entered to win a $25 Visa gift card! (ends 5/19)

At NICE DWELLS I entered to win a $50 gift certificate to WallQuotes.com!! (ends 5/19)

At PEANUT BUTTER & PICKLES I entered to win a Wonka Prize Pack! (ends 5/19)

At RANDOM THOUGHTS OF A SUPERMOM I entered to win a $60 gift certificate to CSN stores! (ends 5/19)

At THE MOMMY-FILES I entered to win a $25 American Express gift card! (ends 5/19)

At SCENTSY CANDLE WARMERS I entered to win a Scentsy Wynken Warmer and 2 scents! (ends 5/20)

At FROM DATES TO DIAPERS I entered to win FIVE Tyson Grilled and Ready free product coupons! (ends 5/20)

At MAKE IT BLOG I entered to win a $50 Target gift card! (ends 5/20)

At SEERYUS MAMA I entered to win a $50 gift card from Western Union!! (ends 5/20)

At SHE SCRIBES I entered to win a $50 Initials Inc gift card! (ends 5/20)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win 5 packages of Reese's King Sized Peanut Butter Cups!!! YUMMYYYY!!! (ends 5/21) Isn't it PRETTY obvious why I want to win this? :)

At MOMMY'S WISH LIST I entered to win a $10 Subway gift card! (ends 5/21)

At THE MOM BUZZ I entered to win a $25 Target gift card and a selection of OrganizHer products. (ends 5/21)

At BABY GOODBUYS I entered to win a $25 Target gift card and a selection of OrganizHer Products! (ends 5/21)

At GROSCHEN GOBLINS I entered to win an Air Hog Titan Airplane! (ends 5/21)

At LILLE PUNKIN'S REVIEWS I entered to win a 20-piece stainless steel Master Grill Set or a $5 gift certificates good for free Bar-S products. (ends 5/21)

At NO MOO FOR ME I entered to win a $60 gift certificate to CSN Stores! (ends 5/21)

At MY WEE VIEW I entered to win a $50 Old Navy gift card!!! (ends 5/21) WOO HOO!! This would be awesome!! Shorts for Jeremy and Skirts for me!

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a 4 oz. tube of Erbaviva Children's & Adult's Sunscreen! (ends 5/22)

At FAITHFULLY FRUGAL AND FREE I entered to win a $50 Chili's gift card! (ends 5/22)

At COUPON CANDY I entered to win a $100 Whole Foods gift card! (ends 5/22)

At LUXURY READING I entered to win a 4D Concepts Corner Bookshelf and the set of four Casa Moda Sip and Slice mugs from CSN Stores! (ends 5/22)

At ETHERTON PHOTOGRAPHY I entered to win a portable 12 foot pool! (ends 5/23)

At TAN FOR LESS I entered to win a bottle of GOJI JUICE Dark Bronzer Tanning Lotion by Squeeze (ends 5/23)

At WHAT'S COOKING AT DD I entered to win a Reese's giveaway! (ends 5/23)

At SOUTHERN BELLA'S WAYS TO SAVE I entered to win a Nestle Family Day Out Prize Pack! (ends 5/23)

At MOMMY MANDY I entered to win a V8 V-Fusion Beach Picnic prize pack. (ends 5/23)

At MOMMY MANDY I entered to win a $10 Target gift card and Procter & Gamble coupons redeemable at Target. (ends 5/23)

At POTAMUS PREFERS I entered to win a $40 Wal Mart gift card! (ends 5/23)

At AKRON OHIO MOMS I entered to win a Cascadian Farms Prize Pack! (ends 5/24)

At ME AND MY BOYS I entered to win a $70 CSN Stores gift card! (ends 5/24)

At MOMMY PR I entered to win a pair of Hot For Dots Mini Slant Tweezers and the Matchbox Itty Bitty Files! (ends 5/24)

At DADDY FOREVER I entered to win a $100 Visa gift card thanks to Lays! (ends 5/24)

At BABY LOVING MOMMA I entered to win a Baking Prize Package from Wilton worth over $100!! (ends 5/25)

At A NUT IN A NUTSHELL I entered to win a Grill Topper!!! (ends 5/25)

At SCENTING YOUR WORLS THE WICKLESS CANDLE WAY I entered to win a Scentsy Warmer! (ends 5/25)

At MAMA DWEEB I entered to win 7 bags of Funky Monkey Snacks and a Funky Monkey T-shirt!! (ends 5/25)

At JOLLY MOM I entered to win a $50 Chili's gift card!! (ends 5/26)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win a Sibu Beauty Prize Pack! (ends 5/26)

At MOMMY MANDY I entered to win a Wynonna Judd Prize Pack!!! (ends 5/27)

At THE PENNY PINCHING MAMA I entered to win a year's supply of Hillshire Farms Products!! (ends 5/27)

At MOMMY PR I entered to win a Welcome Home Banner from Digital Room! (ends 5/27)

At HIP MAMA'S PLACE I entered to win a Whole Foods Body Care Package! (ends 5/27)

At 3 CRAZY MONKEYS I entered to win a Cascadian Farms Prize Pack! (ends 5/27)

At MAMA CHEAPS I entered to win a year's supply of Hillshire Farms products! (ends 5/28)

At LESLIE LOVES VEGGIES I entered to win an Ocean Minded Prize Package! (ends 5/28)

At LIFE OF A MODERN MOM I entered to win a $50 CSN Stores gift certificate! (ends 5/28)

At WHAT MOMMIES NEED I entered to win a $25 grocery gift card! (ends 5/30)

At SLICE O'HEAVEN I entered to win a pair of Women's Crocs of my choice!! (ends 5/30)

At FABULOUS FUN FINDS I entered to win a $100 Shopbop gift card! (ends 5/31)

At FOR THE LOVE OF BABY I entered to win a $25 Grocery gift card! (ends 5/31)

At MAMA'S MONEY SAVERS I entered to win a Deluxe Mrs. Wages Prize Pack with seven different flavors of mixes!!! (ends 5/31)

At HOUSE OF PRINCE I entered to win a Wii and Wii Fit Plus! (ends 5/31)

At TWO OF A KIND I entered to win a $50 AmEx gift card! (ends 5/31)

At UNMATCHABLE SCENTS I entered to win the May Scentsy Warmer of the month! (ends 5/31)

At THE AUBUT FAMILY I entered to win a Belle Baby Carrier! (ends 6/1)

At RAVE AND REVIEW I entered to win High Sierra Sport Luggage!! (ends 6/5)

At HARRIET AND FRIENDS I entered to win a $50 Chili's gift card! (ends 6/6)

At ENGINEERING A DEBT FREE LIFE I entered to win a $100 Target gift card! (ends 6/8)

At SECOND TIME AROUND I entered to win a Wilton Cupcakes 'N More 23 Count Standard Dessert Stand (ends 6/9)