Monday, May 26, 2008

Play. Sleep. Love.

Motto for life. Win one of these great stuffed animals/pillows/blankets from An Island Life and Zoobie Pets. Just choose which of these adorable pets you'd like to win (that's the hard part) and then post it in a comment. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


The Opinionated Parent (TOP) is another great blog with great giveaways of products you'll want to buy if you don't win them - and even if you do... Here's a links to one of their current giveaways:

bugalug baby: I am the proud mother of 5 girls, yep, FIVE. As you can imagine, I brush a lot of hair and we own many hair accessories. Even my 2-month-old baby has a head full of hair. So this site is one I was happy to find. Adorable hair clips and headbands for adorable girls. Go to their site and find your favorite product. Post it in the comments here to win a free set. Good luck!

An Island Life

An Island Life is a great blog - especially if you're looking for some GREAT giveaways. Here are some of the current giveaways with links to enter. Good luck to all of us!!!

ilovephotogifts: Looking for a perfect gift? Check out this great site. What if you won a $50 gift certificate? What would you buy? Enter your answer in the comments here, and you could win!

the big top hat: OK, this is the coolest idea. I wish I had thought of it. Another perfect gift would be one of these gifts baskets -- a gift that keeps on giving. Check out the site and choose your favorite themed basket. Then enter that in the comments here and you could win a new baby celebration book and embroidered blanket.

nickelodeon lullaby CD: I love music and I love sleeping kids, so a lullabye CD is something I love double! You have a chance to win a lullabye CD that sounds like a great one from Nickelodeon. Just post the name of your favorite lullabye in the comments.

backyardigans: Last but not least, here's the one I'd love to win the most. It's a new Backyardigans DVD, and we absolutely love Backyardigans around here. In fact, we've been watching it while I work on this post. All you have to do is post your favorite Nickelodeon show in the comments. Good luck!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I just won something fun! :) Guitar Hero: Aerosmith game for Xbox 360 (ARV $60). The sweep is an instant with lots of prizes, so if you want a chance to win a game like me, Microsoft points, or the game AND an XBOX 360, try it here. (You can use SLURPEE as your code.) Good luck!

Saturday, May 10, 2008


I love Crabmommy's blog. It cracks me up because I adore my kids but I don't always adore motherhood. Right now my newborn is giving my gurgly smiles at 6:00 a.m. - love the gurgly smiles, not too crazy about the schedule. Right now Crabmommy is offering a cute baby-themed giveaway, and I'd love to win some adorable hedgehog stuff for my little gurgly-smiling tot. Enter here if you want a chance at the hedgehog cuteness, too.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Art Time

Remember those scented markers when we were kids? I was so in love with those things. Well, I found another product I absoultely love. Smencils!!! They're scented colored pencils.

They're sold by a company called Stubby Pencil Studio who makes eco-friendly art supplies and cute gift cards and other fun stuff for kids. I'm not exactly a kid, but I definitely need to get myself some of these. Apparently their soy crayons are even better than regular wax crayons. I want them! You can enter to win a set here. Good luck to us!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Twisted Silver

Sometimes when you're entering contests, you find really cute stuff you want to buy if you don't win -- or even if you do... This is one of those for me. Check out the really great jewelry at Twisted Silver and see if you can choose just one favorite. I couldn't choose just one favorite piece, but here's my favorite belt.

You can enter a contest to win a cute bracelet on An Island Life. Good luck!

Closet Sweeper

Whenever I'm asked about my hobbies, there's one I always fail to mention. It's about time I admit it, so here goes. I am a sweeper. I love to enter sweepstakes and contests and thrill at the thought of even the slightest chance of a win. I have a sister who is also a sweeper, but she is much more open about it than I am. She has even taught workshops for other aspiring sweepers. Maybe the difference is that she has all kinds of wins to prove how not ridiculous her hobby is and how much time she isn't wasting. Me? My wins are limited to a few movie theater and restaraunt gift certificates, a music download (yep, just one), and the occasional "thanks for playing" packet of gum or other such valuable prize. Oh, I did win a pretty nice bike once, but that wasn't online so I never really count that. Silly, huh. I attribute my lack of winning to the minimal amount of time I really put into this closet hobby of mine. I have 5 young children to raise and can't do it sitting at a computer all day. But now I spend hours every day sitting while I nurse my newborn (8 weeks old and such a cutie) and can easily devote that time to my desire for wins. So I updated my OLS premium membership and started entering sweeps like crazy. I'm starting with short entry periods and instant wins, so we'll see how that goes. Anyone out there sharing my love of sweeping and feel the silly need to keep it in the closet? Here's your chance to come out.