Monday, May 25, 2009

A little escape (freebie alert)

I have a confession to make. I love romance novels. There is something about romance and love that makes me smile and just helps me to relax from the stresses of life. Having said that I love romance novels, I think I need to clarify something. I do NOT like to read about a steamy sex life, nope I would rather leave that to the imagination (and the bedroom). So what is a girl to do? I want romance without the steamy stuff (steamy kissing is all good though =)).

About five years ago I discovered an author that provided just what I was looking for! Romance and lots of kissing, but no steamy scenes that make me blush! Marcia Lynn McClure writes mostly historical novels(my favorites are her cowboy books!) but she has written a few modern day novels and ebooks (you gotta read Kissing Cousins!). Her books are such a fun escape. Filled with romance and suspense (mostly wondering if they will REALLY end up together), each of her books offers a couple hours of escape from a crazy world.

To top it all off, Marcia (pronounced Mar-see-uh NOT Marsha) has to be one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. She hosts a meet and greet here in Utah in the summers and I have been able to attend twice. She takes the time to chat with everyone there and is so sweet. And just to prove how nice she is, if you sign up to receive her newsletter (don't worry, you won't start receiving a ton of mail from her, just monthly (and occasionally more often) updates on her current projects) you can recieve a free download of her ebook The Rogue Knight (and $8.95 value)! Yep, you get to try one for free! My guess is that once you read one of her books, you will be hooked. Luckily, she offers all of her books and ebooks (for those of you who just can't wait and have to have more Marcia NOW!) for sale right on her website! Her newest book A Crimson Frost is available for pre-order right now. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my copy.

So..why are you still reading this...haven't you headed over to Marcia's website to request your free ebook yet! Go....NOW =)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cheerios Spoonfulls of Stories Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my most recent giveaway! I had 52 entries!

Here is your random number (courtesy of

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-05-23 14:18:31 UTC

That is tarahsfoodreviews who said:

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I love "Goodnight Moon"


I will be emailing you soon for your contact information!

Thank you again to all who entered! I have another giveaway for you soon!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Adorable Romper from Small Potatoes

Do you have a little girl who would look adorable in one of these A Line Rompers from Small Potatoes? I am seriously so sad that my little girl can't fit one (they make them in sizes up to 3T and my little girl is nine years old..eeek). If you do have a little girl who fits 3-6 months through 3T, then hop on over to Thrifty and Chic Mom to enter for your chance to win!
All you have to do is leave a comment here with your favorite item from Small Potatoes (other than the romper). US entries only, contest ends May 30th.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Foxy Mineral eyeshadow and lip gloss from Fiesty, Frugal and Fabulous

I am always looking to try new makeup. I think I get bored easily because, by the time I run out of one I am ready to try something new. I have yet to really dip my feet in the mineral make up pool, but I have been a curious bystander for the past several months. Tennille from Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous is offering 1 winner 2 eyeshadow and one lip gloss from foxy Mineral Makeup. They appear to have some great shades to chose from, and all reviews that I have read about them have been very positive.
For your chance to win leave a comment here with your color choices by May 26th at 10PM CT. There are ways to earn additional entries as well.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hotel for Dogs from 5 Minutes for Giveaways

Have your kids been begging you to buy this movie every time they see display when you head to the store? Here's your chance to make you and your kids happy: a chance to win a free copy of Hotel for Dogs! 5 Minutes for Giveaways (a sister site to 5 Minutes for Moms) is offering five copies of this new movie from Dreamworks and Nickelodeon.

All you need to do is leave a comment here by May 22nd.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fur Real Friends Pomeranian giveaway by Dealicious Mom

Do you have an animal lover in your house? I have several in my house who would love to have this little Pomeranian Pup by Fur Real friends. If you do too, then you are in luck. Dealicious Mom is offering one lucky winner a Lil Patter Pomeranian Pup of their own!

Fill out the form here (just name and email addy, super simple) by 05/20 for your chance to win.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories GIVEAWAY!

I have another giveaway for you, courtesy of My Blog Spark! Cheerios, through their Spoonfuls of Stories program, has given away over 35 million books in boxes of their cereal over the past seven years. They have also donated almost $3 million to First Book, a charity that distributes books to low income children.

In addition to getting books into the hands of children, Cheerios has been helping aspiring children's book authors through their New Author Contest, which is now in it's third year. The first year's winner was Shellie Braeuner, a nanny from Nashville. Her story called, The Great Dog Wash is set to be published in hardback form this summer, and will be available in 1.5 million boxes of Cheerios in the Spoonfuls of Stories version.

If you are an aspiring children's book author, find more information on the contest at this website: . You just might be this years winner.

Do you want a copy of the Spoonfuls of Stories version of The Great Dog Wash as well as copies of 3 other Spoonfuls of Stories books? Because of their small size, they are great for throwing in your purse for trips to the doctor's office or keeping in your car's center console for entertaining kids in the car. If you want to win, you can enter right here on my blog!

I have one set of books to giveaway.

Mandatory Entry: Share your favorite children's book

Extra Entries (must complete the mandatory entry first):
1- Become a follower of my blog or subscribe to my feed (if you already do either, just leave me a separate comment saying that you do)

2- Blog about this giveaway and leave me link to your post

3-Add me to your blog roll (please leave a link for me to check =))

I MUST have a way to contact you if you are the winner, so please leave your email address in your comment if your email address is not public in your Blogger profile. Thank you =)

All entries must be received by 11:59 PM on May 22nd. Sorry international readers, this contest it open to US addresses only.

Thank you to for helping to spread the word about this giveaway

Burp Armor giveaway at Pinklemonade of Life is one of my favorite blogs to follow (and not just because I write a weekly parenting article that appears every Thursday=)). Each day you will find fun posts on topics such as Organization, Fitness, Recipes etc! You will not be disappointed if you pop in and check out the daily posts. On top of that Liz, the site owner, has been working hard to find great giveaways for her readers. This week she is offering one Burp Armor, a burp rag designed not only to absorb, but to stay put and look cool at the same time (it is designed by a Dad ladies, so hubby may actually wear it over his shoulder!).

Click here to check out the rules for the giveaway! You have several options and you can do one or all of them! Enter by May 17th at 11:59 PM PDST.

Don't forget to check Pink Lemonade of Life for new giveaways weekly! I will try to post them all here, but don't miss out on the great articles that are posted daily (let me know what you think about my parenting articles, I would love some feedback).

Sorry for the drop off in posting!

April and May have been very busy months in our house! With School in full swing, soccer winding down and baseball getting started I have been really busy. But do not worry, I am ready to hop back in an share with you some of the awesome giveaways I find and a few of my own (one to be posted this afternoon!). Keep checking in and tell your friends to pop on by as well, I have some fun stuff in store!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Yoplait Kids Pack Winners!!!

Thank you to all who entered my Yoplait Kids Pack giveaway! The winners were chosen using and here they are

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

5 6 1 

Timestamp: 2009-05-07 13:54:15 UTC

That is Stacy, Jennifer and Mary...I will be in contact soon for your information! Thanks again for entering.