Friday, April 30, 2010

Aloha Friday/Friday Follow!!

Happy Aloha Friday


An Island Life hosts this meme. Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

Today is the last day for Harriet's Comment Challenge for April. I was intending to make 1000 comments on other people's blogs by the end of the month. I think I'm going to fall a little short. I would have made it, if not for the fact that this week has been my kids school vacation. So I have had limited time on the computer this week.

My Question: So my question is how many comments do you make on average on blogs. Do you think per day/week/month. (any or all of these?)


Today is also Friday Follow. If you follow me - I super promise to follow you back. Hope you have a great weekend!♥

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Humane Solutions For Critter Problems

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Woodstream. All opinions are 100% mine.

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love nature. And how much I love wildlife. I would do anything to protect them.

But sometimes wildlife can be a nuisance. Animals may even damage your property.  Have you ever had this problem? Anything from squirrels eating your birdseed, or raccoons getting in your trash cans. Or even rabbits eating your garden?

I have actually had this problem or know people who have. I have certainly had squirrels on my bird feeders. Which can be very annoying. And I remember growing up my neighbor had a raccoon problem. She had a bunch of raccoons that would come to her yard. And this was starting to get not only annoying but a little dangerous. As we both had outdoor cats, we were concerned with their safety. My mother even had a rabbit problem the past few years. She has spent a lot of money on her flower garden, only to have some rabbits eat her plants.

Well now I found a great solution of these problems. It is the Havahart Easy Set Large Animal Trap  and the Havahart Easy Set Small Animal Trap. These traps are great for trapping raccoons, stray cats, groundhogs, squirrels, etc. These traps are so easy to use. They can set and released with one hand. This is the humane way to solve a pest problem. You can trap the animals and then release them to a different location. For more information on how to safely trap animals, please read the Animal Trapping Tips. There is some great tips on how to use these traps and to take care of your critter problems.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WW #105 "Tether Ball"

We set up our tether ball set. We have really been enjoying playing it. Especially my daughter. She is ruthless playing this!

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disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post of any kind. we just like our tether ball set. 

Monday, April 26, 2010

HairCoverings.com Review & Giveaway

I was recently sent a really cute hat from HairCoverings.com to review. Here's me wearing it:



I was really excited about getting this hat, because I love wearing them. When I take my daughter to the bus stop I usually wear one. They come in really handy when I'm camping. And as shown in the picture above, I even decided to wear it on  Sunday, when we went to the park.

I love this hat, because not only does it fit very nicely (stretchy in the back/one size fits most), but it is very stylish. I love the  plaid look, colors and flowers on it. A lot more styling then my usual baseball cap.

You can also find a variety of Hair Clips, Bandanas, Feather Headbands, Head Scarf, Headbands and more at HairCoverings.com.


Buy It:  Go to HairCoverings.com  for all your Hair Accessories & Fashion Accessory needs.

Win It: HairCoverings.com is giving one of my lucky readers the chance to  win a $25 box of surprise Hair Accessories.

Mandatory Entry: Visit HairCoverings.com and tell me what your favorite item is. 

Extra Entries: (leave separate comment for each entry you do. For example if you blog about this giveaway - worth 5 entries - please leave 5 separate comments)

1. Follow my blog on Goggle Friend Connect (publicly)
2. Follow The Hair Coverings Blog on GFC
3. Follow me on Twitter & tweet this giveaway (use retweet button above if you like)
4. Daily entries: tweet giveaway
5. Follow HairCoverings on Twitter
6. Become a fan of STAY AT HOME MOM on Facebook
7. Become a fan of Haircoverings on Facebook
8. Follow STAY AT HOME MOM on Networked Blogs
9. Follow Haircoverings on Networked Blogs
10. "Grab my Button" and post it on your blog (worth 3 entries)
11. For 5 extra entries blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post and Haircoverings.com

RULES: Giveaway is open WorldWide!. Giveaway ends May 11, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winner will have 48 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.


Disclaimer: I received the product from HairCoverings.com for the sole purpose of reviewing it and facilitating the giveaway. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. No monetary compensation was given for this post.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

CSN Store Review

Remember recently I said I was going to do a reivew for CSN Stores? Well I received the products last Friday! And if you have been eargley awaiting my review then wait no more.

When I was asked to pick out a kitchen product from CSN Stores, I had an idea of what I wanted. Then I asked my husband what he would want. And we pretty much had the same idea.

So we got some frying pans! You see my husband really likes to cook and was excited to get these   Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10" and 12" Omelet Combo Set.

Information about Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10" and 12" Omelet Combo Set:


* Nonstick surface makes cleanup easy and promotes low-fat and non-fat cooking
* Versatile vessel shape that accommodates several different cooking techniques
* Thick, wide bottom for quick, even heating with little or no oils
* Sloping sides allow food to glide freely from the pan to your plate
* Long handle stays cool on the stovetop for hours of comfortable cooking
* Oven safe up to 450 degrees

Specifications:

* Material of pan: Hard-anodized exterior and nonstick interior
* Material of handle: Stainless steel
* Not dishwasher safe
* Recommended utensils: Nylon, wood or coated
* Lifetime Warranty
* Made in the USA

My take on Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10" and 12" Omelet Combo Set:

These pans are awesome! My husband and I have been cooking everything in them. From eggs, to grilled cheese sandwiches (my husband pictured below cooking a grilled cheese) to hamburgers.


Everything has been coming out great in the pans. They are non-stick so you barely need to add oil or anything, which is more healthy. And everything slides right out of them. And what my husband and I also noticed is how easy they are to clean. Just rinse and wipe and they are clean! So easy! We are really loving our new frying pans from CSN Stores!


Disclaimer: I received the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10" and 12" Omelet Combo Set  at no charge to me from CSN Stores, for the sole purpose to review them. Receiving the complementary set in no way effected my review.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Winner!

The Simply Go-Gurt Giveaway has ended. Here is the winner:





skgaff said... 55
I'm a facebook fan #3 (Stephanie Gaffney) glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com  
I will email the winner shortly. They then have 48 hrs. to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Thanks everyone for entering. Look for new giveaways coming soon.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Aloha Friday/Friday Follow

Aloha Friday Corona


An Island Life hosts this meme. Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

My Question: Do you have any fears? What's your biggest fear?

My Answer: I know my daughter's. Bees! We have the huge 'fuzzy' bumblebees flying around here lately and when ever she sees one she screams bloody blue murder. Mine may me public speaking. I remember always being scared to death in school when I had to do an oral report or something.


Also Happy Friday Follow. Follow me - I'll follow you. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday Thirteen #36


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I am not really a huge fan of the show "60 Minutes." But sometimes I catch the end of it. I get a kick out of Andy Rooney. I love his little observations.

Here are 13 quotes by Andy Rooney. (I can hear him saying these in his funny voice)

1. Anyone who watches golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens.
2.  Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
3. Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads.
4. I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you.
5. Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
6. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
7. Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter.  
8. I'd like to be rich enough so I could throw soap away after the letters are worn off
9. If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
10. Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
11. Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
12. People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.
13. The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

Source: Brainy Quote 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WW #104 "My Garden"

Every year I plant a garden. Last year I even grew one awesome sunflower (if anyone recalls that.) I have pretty much always bought the plants already grown. And I usually run around trying to find them at different stores.

But this year my husband and I decided to try to grow the plants our selves from seeds. Not only will this save us time in running all around trying to find them, but money too! I hope it works out. So far it's looking good.



Here are some zucchini!


Here is both cherry tomatoes and big boy tomatoes:




I'm also growing some more sunflowers and some marigolds.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday


Post It Note Tuesday! You probably already know the drill, but if not, go to SupahMommy's blog to play along. And make your Post It Notes by going to Superstickies.



Monday, April 19, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

On some walks around my neighborhood saw all these Yellow & Purples. The big purple bush is even in my own yard. Even took a few of these with my cell phone. Hope you are enjoying the Spring Colors where you are!




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Friday, April 16, 2010

Aloha Friday/Friday Follow!!





An Island Life hosts this meme. Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

My Question: Do you have a dishwasher or do you do the dishes by hand?

My Answer: Yes, that is one of my requirements - lol. But unfortunately, for the past 3 days it hasn't been working right. And with my husband's plumbing skills I'm worried it may be done for. Keep your fingers crossed.


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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Find Luxurious Apartments in Your Area

Have you tried searching for any Luxury Condos in your area lately? If you have you may have found it can be a daunting task. Maybe you had a hard time finding a good website?

Well I just came across a great website. It is called Luxury Apartment Shop. If you have ever searched for apartments or condos at all you may not of liked other websites. Because they may not have been easy to navigate. Or maybe the listings don't have enough photos. Sometimes you may not be able to find enough listings in your area.

That is not the case on Luxury Apartment Shop. I just searched for some apartments in my area. I was pleased with how easy the website was to navigate. I just entered my zip code and found many listings in my area. If I ever do move, I really would like to stay in the same area. Especially because of my kids schooling. So it is nice to know that there are some options out there. It is always good to be prepared, in case you need it.

And it was nice to see that I was allowed to search and sort out the listings. I could sort the listings by different criteria. Such as amenities, price or location. I also found some great links on the website too. Some very useful information on Fair Housing Initiatives. If you  need more information on that you should check it out!

Winners!

The Country Bob's Sauce Giveaway has ended. Two winners have been chosen. The winners are:

Anonymous said... 60
It's summer time so it's time for grilling! The country kabobs sound amazing! collinskara2000@yahoo.com
Carrie said... 18
We love Country Bob's and we use it in all of our grilling! I would also like to try the baked beans - have never thought of using CB's in a baked bean recipe before - but it makes sense! carriemschmidt at gmail dot com


I have emailed the winners & they have 48 hrs to respond or new winners will be chosen. Thanks to all who entered!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WW #103 "Brother & Sister"

The 10% of the time they don't get along. I should just look at this picture. And remember the 90% of the time that they do!





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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

Time for Post It Note Tuesday! If you want to play along too, go visit SupahMommy . And check this post also of her's here on how to make your Post It Notes. Happy Tuesday Everyone!









Winner!

The Mrs. Renfro's Salsa Giveaway has ended and I chose a winner via Random.org. Thank you everyone for entering. We had a 176 possible entries!

And the winner is:



windycindy said... 49
Facebook fan: #2 Many thanks to you.....Cindi jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com The winner has 48 hrs to respond to my confirmation email or a new winner will be chosen.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Upcoming Review For CSN Stores

I was contacted by CSN Stores to do a review on one of their products. There are so many terrific things on this website. Including some really nice counter stools.

These counter stools look really great. The prices for them are awesome too and I noticed many even have free shipping.



Although I am not doing my review on counter stools. Do you want to know what I am doing it on? Well you will have to wait to find out. Stay tuned for my review, coming soon! Hint: it is something for the kitchen. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Alhoa Friday/Friday Follow


An Island Life hosts this meme. Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

My Question: What song could you listen to over and over again?

My Answer: My husband thinks I'm crazy, because if I go on a walk with the i-Pod - a lot of times I will just listen to one song. I will listen to the same song over and over again on my walk. Right now that song is "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha. Hey don't judge me. That song is a great work out song!

Friday Follow time! I would love if you follow my blog - just let me know. And I'll be sure to return the favor as soon as possible. TGIF!♥


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Simply Go-Gurt Review & Giveaway

Information about Simply Go-Gurt:

New Simply… Go-Gurt is made from simple ingredients moms look for and contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors. Each convenient portable yogurt tube contains a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Simply stated, Simply… Go-Gurt is a good-for-you, low fat yogurt snack that you can feel good about giving to your kids.

New Simply… Go-Gurt is available in two kid-friendly flavors, Strawberry and Mixed Berry.

My Review:

My kids love Go-Gurt! They love yogurt of any kind. And Simply Go-Gurt is terrific. Because the kids love it. It is a great snack. And they can get it themselves, out of the refrigerator, when they want a snack. And I can feel good, knowing that it is a healthy snack. And I like that Simply Go-Gurt contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors. It also comes in two flavors the kids love: Strawberry and Mixed Berry.

Buy It!:

Click below on my micro site! The 1st 30 readers to do so, will be able to get a coupon for a free package of Simply Go-Gurt! Don't worry, though after the 1st 30 are gone, everyone else will still be able to receive a coupon for $1.10 off Simply Go-Gurt.

From the micro site you can also access great tips, you can use the "Weigh In" tab to let others know what you think about Simply Go-Gurt, and help spread the word about Simply Go-Gurt on social media sites right from the micro-site. Check it out it's pretty cool!





Win It!: One lucky reader will win a Simply Go-Gurt Prize Pack.  Pictured above. Which includes a VIP coupon for a free pack of Simply Go-Gurt, a pocket Etch a Sketch, weekly planner and a seat back organizer.

Note: *This coupon offer for free Simply… Go-Gurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and Tennessee.



Mandatory Entry: Share a wholesome snacking tip you have.

Extra Entries: (leave separate comment for each entry you do. For example if you blog about this giveaway - worth 5 entries - please leave 5 separate comments)




1. Share a simple truth about being a parent.
2. Follow my blog on Goggle Friend Connect (publicly)
3. Follow me on Twitter & tweet this giveaway (use retweet button above if you like)
4. Daily entries: tweet giveaway
5. "Grab my Button" and post it on your blog (worth 3 entries)
6. Become a fan of STAY AT HOME MOM on Facebook (worth 3 entries)
7. Follow STAY AT Home Mom on Networked Blogs - see sidebar (worth 3 entries)
8. For 5 extra entries blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post.

RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends April 23, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winners will have 48 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.


Disclaimer: The Simply Go-Gurt prize pack and information and additional prize pack for the giveaway were all given to me by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.
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