Monthly Archives: January 2009

Winners announced


Congratulations to the winners of my two giveaways.

Amy, at Bailey’s Leaf, won the Lysol Neutra Air starter kit.

Courtney, at Rants & Raves of a Twenty-Something-Year-Old Female, won the Fireproof DVD coupon.

I had fun participating in the Bloggy Carnival and can’t wait to do it again next quarter.

A list of my favorite blogs

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Most of you know I stay up waaaaayyyyy too late. Wanna know what it is that I’m doing up in the wee hours of the morning and why you get emails from me at 2:32 a.m.? Here’s the (non-friend) long list.

Dealicious Mom

Five Minutes For Mom

All the Way Home

Art Project for Kids

Bargain Hunting Moms

Be Centsable

Blissfully Domestic

Christi’s 2 Cents

Deal Seeking Mom

Dollar Store Crafts

Everyday Beautiful

Freebies 4 Mom

Getting Ahead

Grace Violet

Half Pint House

Handprints On the Wall

House on Hill Road


Joys of Home


Let’s Explore

Looking Towards Heaven

Money Saving Mom

More Than Enough


The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

Salt and Chocolate

Stretching a Buck

Sycamore Stirrings

The Centsible Sawyer

The Crafty Crow

The Opinionated Parent

Thrifty & Creative

Today’s Creative Blog

Unplug Your Kids

Yes, I know. It can be overwhelming. Start small. And to think I just went through my blogroll and purged.



Got no time to kill –
I’m at a stand still.
Nothing in my head.
I want to go to bed.

Rising early is the plan.
Exercise waits for me to stand.
Separation anxiety here abounds –
Will we swap in taking rounds?

Friday is already here –
January is about to take a rear.
Five pounds have said goodbye.
Two more weeks and I’ll say “Hi!”.

Time to log off for the night –
Only sleep right now feels right.
My husband sits just feet away.
But neither can he stay.

This poem is entitled, “Ramble”.
I like my yummy eggs scrambled.
I’m getting quite desperate here.
Searching for words, my dear.

"Fireproof" coupon $5 off


It’s another giveaway from me, inspired by the awesomeness of The Bloggy Carnival. I’m giving away a coupon for $5 off the newly released movie, Fireproof (DVD). The coupon expires on February 16.

At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.

Growing up, Catherine Holt always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter…just like her daddy. Now, after seven years of marriage, Catherine wonders when she stopped being “good enough” for her husband.

Regular arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and outside interests have readied them both to move on to something with more sparks.

As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb’s father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment: “The Love Dare.” Wondering if it’s even worth the effort, Caleb agrees-for his father’s sake more than for his marriage. When Caleb discovers the book’s daily challenges are tied into his parents’ newfound faith, his already limited interest is further dampened.

While trying to stay true to his promise, Caleb becomes frustrated time and again. He finally asks his father, “How am I supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects me?”

When his father explains that this is the love Christ shows to us, Caleb makes a life-changing commitment to love God. Andówith God’s helpóhe begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife.

But is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever…rescuing his wife’s heart.

In order to be entered to win this coupon, just leave a comment telling me one, two, or three of your favorite movies. I’ll pick a winner ( on Saturday around 12:00 noon and will announce the winner later that evening.



Can’t say enough about how much I love these three children. I’m thankful they love one another, too (well, most of the time).

Can you tell we just finished eating a spaghetti dinner? Bath time was right around the corner.

Wrestling on the floor led to them all in a huddle to catch their breath.

Giveaway: LYSOL Neutra Air kit


The Bloggy Carnival has started and I am once again giving away some sort of smell-good item. Last quarter I gave away a flameless candle so I thought that this go-round I’d give away something similar (but different) – a LYSOL Neutra Air Treatment Fresh starter kit.

You can win this kit by simply leaving a comment on this post telling me where in your home, office, classroom, etc, that needs this starter kit the most. A winner will be chosen this Saturday at 12 noon, EST.

Happy hunting for all those freebies!