Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Keep those kiddos safe in the car

With winter well on its way ( or already there for many of us ) I just wanted to take the time to write a little bit on the importance of car seat safety in the winter.

Make sure your car seat is properly installed before you hit the road this winter. If you are unsure if you car seat is properly installed, take it to a professional. Many fire stations and police stations will do this for free.

Never leave a heavy winter coat on in the car seat. This is not safe at all. Car seat straps are suppose to be snug against your child, if you leave a coat on the straps can loosen and in the event of an accident your child can be seriously injured or even killed. Only have your child wear the same clothing they would be wearing inside the house when they are buckled into their car seats. If you are worried about your child staying warm you can put their coat on backwards once they are buckled in, give them a blanket or buy a car seat poncho.

Here is to keeping our kids safe and warm all winter long!

Tis the season for giving

In the spirit of Christmas I would like to do several give a ways for all my lovely readers.

The first one I am posting is for a free knitted hat. You pick the color, gender and I do the rest.

Here are some pictures of some of the hats I have made in the past.




To enter:

1. Post a comment. Make sure you leave your email.

1.Follow this blog and let me know if you already do.
2. Post about this on facebook, leave me a link.
3. Blog about this give away and leave a link.
4. Send your friends, every person that says you sent them is an extra entry.

Good Luck!

Contest ends Dec. 13th

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Give a way from icanonlyimagine

Jonita from http://hyenacart.com/icanonlyimagine/ has been kind enough to offer a $10 gift card to her store for a give a way to all my lovely readers.

Here is a little bit about Jonita.

Tell us a little about your self: My name is Jonita, I'm mommy to 2 crazy girls, Graceen and Mackenzie.

When did you start crocheting: I started crocheting as a kid, but haven't touched it since, till about 2 years ago.

Tell us about your business: I decided to crochet for other people when I felt the need to fund my crochet/cd addiction lol. One of my most favorite things is someone enjoying something I made for them. I think its a very personal thing. I think about the person behind the item every time I use a wahm item, and I hope others think about me when they use my products.

I am lucky enough to have this beautiful skirtie from her:

And she made these dresses for my girls:

She is offering a $10 giftcard to her store. Below are the details on how to enter.

1. Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you.

Extra entries:
2. Become a follower of my blog and let me know ( or let me know you already are )
3. Post this blog your facebook ( let me know about it )
4. Blog about this give a way.

Give a way ends Nov. 24th.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My frugal fun has moved

This is one of my favorite blogs, I love reading her posts.

To celebrate her move she is offering a contest and you could win a $25 amazon gift card.

She is now located at http://myfrugalfunlife.com/ , go check her out and make sure to enter the give a way!

Christmas is coming!!!

It is hard to believe that is is November already and we all know this means that Christmas is going to be here before we know it! My husband and I decided to keep things fairly simple this year with buying for our children. Since they have grandparents, Aunts and Uncles they will not be lacking in the gift department at all.

A friend of mine introduced me to this saying, something you want, something you need, something to play and something to read. I gave myself a limit of $100 out of pocket per child and so far I am doing way better then I thought I would with that budget.

We did one large joint gift for all three of them and got them a puppet theater, this was paid for entirely by swagbucks ( if you have not joined yet you really should and I have a blinkie for them on the main page of my blog )

want: race track ( found brand new at a garage sale for $8 )
need: clothes ( these I have not bought yet but most likely will be spending around $20 )
play: puppets ( paid for by swag bucks )
read: book from hpb store ( we are getting this over the weekend and it will be around $10 )

I will also be stuffing his stocking but this will not cost more then $30

Total oop for Alex: $68

want: baby doll items, cloth diapers, wipes, a diaper bag and whatever else I can get my hands on ( I have a small diaper bag that I never use so I am giving her that and filling it with the other items I am looking to spend a max of $20 here.
need: dress (bought on ebay NWT $8 )
play: puppets ( paid for by swagbucks )
read: book from hpb store ( again buying this weekend for around $ 10 )

Stuffing her stocking again for $30 or under.

Total oop for Destiny:$68

want: B. Parum Pum Pum Drum ( paid for by swagbucks )
need: dress (hand made from verychicbaby $30 ) and diapers ( got free in a trade )
play: puppet ( paid for by swagbucks )
read: book from hpb store ( again buying this weekend for around $ 10 )

Stuffing her stocking again for $30 or under.

Total oop for Kair: $60

I am pretty pleased with myself so far. I have a couple other people to buy for but I have been able to find some great deals for them also and no I am not telling what they are because some of them read this blog!

Want a chance at a free Guidecraft Complete Kitchen Center?

If you want a chance at winning this fantastic toy then you need to make your way over to http://lifemoresimply.blogspot.com/ and enter!

What a great gift this would make!! If one of my readers is lucky enough to win this make sure you come back and let me know!

Giving up meal planning ( this time for good )

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