Favorite Links Friday - 11/21/08

Well, I haven’t done one of these posts for a little bit have I? I find I would really like to be more organized and schedule out regular post features, but I just know I don’t always feel like sticking to a plan. Anyway, here are my finds from this week:

GIVEAWAYS

* Win a Christmas DVD Bundle - One lucky commenter over at 5 Minutes for Mom will win Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas, The Happy Elf, Santa Claus: The Movie, and Eloise: Little Miss Christmas. That’s 4 fun kids Christmas DVD’s
Deadline to enter- Nov. 28, 2008

* PlayStation 2, Lego Batman Bundle - You can bet both my kids and I would be thrilled if we won this! We love the Lego Series video games! Again, your chance to win courtesy of 5 Minutes for Mom
Deadline to enter- Nov. 28, 2008

* Win an HP Photosmart D5460 Printer - I hope I win! I hope I win!
Deadline to enter is Nov. 28, 2008

* Jumbo Pack of Huggies Diapers - Just leave a comment mentioning one item from your child’s Christmas list to be entered to win a coupon good for a free Jumbo pk. of Huggies!
This one ends TONIGHT!

* Win a pair of See Kai Run Shoes - 5 chances to win and their shoes are so unbelievably adorable!
Deadline to Enter - Nov. 22, 2008

GENERAL

* Holiday Mom-preneur Shopathon - This holiday season, the challenge is to buy your gifts from women & fellow bloggers. Check out the listings of women owned business in the link above.

* A very cool dry erase board - Of a sort. Got any old windows lying around?

* $23 Million dollars wasted - Disgusted? So am I




Favorite Links Friday - Frugal Edition

A few months ago I decided that it was time to start using coupons again. I had tried it once a long time ago but then I figured that even with coupons, name brands were more expensive than store brands so I gave it up after a very brief attempt. However, during the last Bloggy Giveaways Carnival I ran across several frugal blogs that I explored just a bit and after reading about some of their savings, I decided maybe I was wrong about couponing. Maybe I didn’t know everything I thought I did. And I was right about that. I had no idea what types of savings I was missing! I have since educated myself thoroughly on playing the drugstore and grocery games and we have cut our grocery bill down immensely. So I want to share with you the links of some truly amazing frugal blogs (all of which I subscribe to) that could help you get started into some amazing savings too!

* Walgreens 101 - Everything you ever wanted to know about Walgreens and the rewards program they have in place.

* CVSing - Everything you ever wanted to know about CVS and their insanely awesome Extra Bucks program.

* The Grocery Gathering - This is hosted at BeCentsable.net and is updated each week by bloggers who put up transcriptions of stores weekly ads and coupon match ups to go along. Just find your store and you will see links underneath it.

* Freebies4Mom.com is a fantastic blog that is frequently updated with the best in freebies, coupons and money saving tips.

* The Centsible Sawyer is another favorite blogger who posts fantastic weekly ads and coupon match ups.

* Money Saving Mom is another dedicated wonderfully informative frugal blog.

* How to Play the Grocery Game - This is an interesting article about an official site that you sign up for called The Grocery Game which does the work of matching coupons with sales for you. I haven’t tried this site myself so I can’t tell you if it’s worth it or not.

There are so many others but these are my very favorites. The dedication all of these bloggers have to making deal finding so much easier for you is wonderful!




Favorite Links Friday - Special Edition

I stay away from politics on this blog but I cannot be silent about this. And I’m not going to go into major depth with this post. But I do want to announce my stand on the issue at stake in California right now:

I believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman

I believe in freedom of religion

If you live in California and believe in marriage defined as I do, then please head to the polls next month and vote YES on Proposition 8. If you don’t live in California, just remember that what starts there, could spread rapidly across the country. Decide where you stand now and don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe is right.

Not sure what this whole Proposition 8 thing is about? Here are some easy to understand links to help you educate yourself:

* Not a Gay Rights Issue. It’s a Freedom of Religion Issue
* What’s the big deal?
* Six Consequences if Proposition 8 fails
*Preserving Marriage
* Protecting Marriage
* Students urged to vote Yes on Prop 8




Favorite Links Friday 9/19/08

GIVEAWAYS

* A Blogaversary Giveaway - There’s chocolate involved people.
Deadline to enter - 9/21/08 at midnight

* Win a Lexmark wireless printer - All it takes to enter is leaving a comment!
Deadline to enter - 10/3/08

* Here’s a smashing Harry Potter giveaway - One grand prize winner will receive a complete boxed set of books 1 - 7, hardcover editions, in a trunk-like box, a 10th anniversary edition of the Sorcerer’s Stone and a collectible Harry Potter gold pin. Four runners up will receive a 10th anniversary edition of the Sorcerer’s Stone and a collectible Harry Potter gold pin. All it take to enter is leaving a comment!
Deadline to enter - 10/5/08

* Win $50 to spend at Shutterfly.com - Again, just leave a comment. It’s that easy!
Deadline to enter - 10/3/08

* Win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Build-a-Bear work shop. Hurry, this one ends tonight at 11:59p.m.




Favorite Links Friday - 9/12 /08

GENERAL

* Ivy Girl - I didn’t get to post about this as it was happening last weekend due to some family stuff but I’m so glad so many people signed the petition and that the doctor reversed his decision. I’m so thrilled for Tiff and her sweet daughter!

* Bind your own Journal - I tried this tutorial out yesterday and made my own little homemade journal. It was easy and fun!

* On Happiness - Brillig is polling her readers about depression and the responses have been very interesting thus far. The poll is in her sidebar and will be left open until tonight. After that she’ll be talking more in depth about your answers in a post or two.

GIVEAWAYS

* Far World, Water Keep - Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a signed Advanced Readers Copy of the newly released Fantasy Adventure by J. Scott Savage.

* Baby Tea Leaves is hosting a Hot for the Holidays collective weight loss event. I’m signed on, trying oh so hard to lose these last 5 pounds. There will be great prizes and weekly weigh ins. Go check it out.

* Kids Tupperware Containers - Leslie is having a giveaway for some very cute Tupperware products. They would be perfect for your child’s school lunches. Hurry, this one ends tonight at midnight!

* Hundred Acre Wood Haunt - You could win this cute My friends Tigger & Pooh DVD! This one ends tonight at midnight!

* Micralite Toro Stroller - You could win this baby. Retail value is $524.00! You have until Sept. 29 to enter this one.

* $25 Gift Certificate to Build-A-Bear - I’ve never been to Build-A-Bear but it does look like fun. Entries accepted until Sept. 19

* Kitchen 101 -Base Spice Starter Kit - Oh man, I really want to win this one. You have until Sept. 13 to leave a comment for entry.

* Three different prizes to win! - Head on over to Annette’s place and answer her quiz questions for a chance to win one of 3 prizes. The person with the most correct answers will win a Pretty in Pink popcorn gift box from Utah Kernels. The person with the most creative responses will win a cute Fro Yo T-Shirt and everyone who blogs about her contest will be entered into a giveaway for a 5 card bundle from Line-Upon-Line greeting cards.




Favorite Links Friday - 8/29/08

GENERAL

* A Lingering Gift - This is a truly wonderful way to look at a curveball life has thrown you.

* Auctions for Nie Nie - I’m amazed at the support and rallying together that the blogging community seems to encourage. If you’re not sure who Nie Nie is visit C Jane.

* I just finished a design for someone completely new to the blogging world. So if you have a moment, stop by Life with Boys and give her a warm welcome!

GIVEAWAYS

* Win $50 towards a Tuffet! - I just love the creativity of the name.
Deadline to enter - Sept. 3, 2008

* Mommies United Back to School Giveaway Event - The name says it all. Many chances to win!




Favorite Links Friday - 8/15/08

And we’re back. I didn’t have time to do much blog surfing for a couple weeks there.

GENERAL

* We Got a Baby - By the always hilarious Jenny

* When the moon hits your eye like a nicely toned thigh… - Marie wants your submissions.

* Adventures in Tellering - I already knew this was one job I would never want to take, but Susan only solidified my conviction.

GIVEAWAYS

* I’m having a giveaway for one Disney Music Block Party CD. Hurry and enter, it ends tonight at midnight!

* I’m also having a giveaway for some Carolina Pad and Paper Products. This one ends at midnight tonight as well.

* Win an adorable apron over at MomDot.com. Deadline to enter is today!

* Win a 2008 Bumbleride flyer stroller courtesy of MomDot.com and Stroller Mama
Deadling to enter - August 31, 2008




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