Bring Home The Farm Giveaway!

This Bring Home the Farm is an awesome giveaway! Lots of toys and games about the farm! Even if you can’t have a herd for the kiddos, you can have this one!

Bring Home The Farm Giveaway! #Fall18 @SMGurusNetwork @Craftyzoo

Welcome to the Bring Home The Farm Giveaway!

1 winner

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways, Missy’s Views and Savings Clues, Home Jobs By Mom, Love, Christin

 

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

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Plus Plus

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Mini Maker Tube

Available on Amazon

$7.99 RV

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Learning Resources

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Build and Spin Farm Friends

Available on Amazon

$19.99 RV

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HABA USA

HABA

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Farm Friends Wooden Book

Available on Amazon

$12.99 RV

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Educational Insights

Educational Insights

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My First Game: Petting Zoo

Available on Amazon

$21.99 RV

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/10/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!

 

Wallet Rescue!!!


Here is a list of marketing schemes and ways to keep your wallet safe!!!

  • Stores use your senses to get you to spend more in various ways!
  • The scent of the bakery makes your stomache growl, which gets you hungry enough to buy more!
  • If you don’t need it, don’t buy it! Two for one deals, or those similar, are only a bargain if you will use the product. If it wastes, you’ve lost money!
  • Even if it’s on sale, if you don’t use that product often, don’t buy it. Otherwise you’ll end up with 10 cans of tuna in your cabinet, knowing quite well you only eat tune every 6 months!
  • Endcaps. Those product displays on the end of each aisle. They often imply something is on sale, but it usually is not. Don’t be suckered!
  • Stick to the outer aisles! Grocers know that once we go down the aisles to find that one thing, we are going to ‘remember’ we needed something else. Don’t go unless you have to. If you do have to, get tunnel vision! Get what you went for and get OUT!
  • Seasonal items are always up front then located in random places around the store. Remember: if it’s not on your list, you DID NOT NEED IT!!!
  • Studies show that music in a major chord sells more than music in a minor chord! Also, slow music encourages you to dawdle, therefore buying more. Beat all the studies: use your mp3!!!
  • Samples: Yummy though they may be, typically if we like a product, we simply buy it without asking the price or trying to figure out if it truly is a good deal! If you like something, write it down and consider picking it up next time! Odds are, you’ll not want it that much!
  • If your bank is in store, you are more likely to buy more as your money is ‘right there,’ so to speak. Avoid this by finding a bank NOT located in your local store!
  • Consider the original prices before you buy ‘clearance’ items. Often ‘sale’ or ‘clearance’ signs are placed simply to get you to buy them!
  • Avoid the in-store tv ads! You are already in a ‘buying’ mood, no need for the temptation to add something in the cart! You know, that ‘it is only $5 more’ mentality! Add up all those $5 more incidents and you’ll be shocked!
  • It’s cheaper to buy whole cuts, such as pre-cooked turkey or blocks of cheese, and have the deli slice it for you. They don’t charge and you can check to see if it’s cheaper than buying pre-sliced meat!
  • Buying meat already cut can cost you up to or more than twice as much! Cut it yourself and save! There are many resources online that will teach you exactly how to cut the meat. A good knife and a cutting board and you are set!
  • Don’t shop hungry!!! If you get there and realize you are, get a cookie and eat it as you shop. That way, you don’t end up shopping with your stomache!!!
  • Weigh the pros and cons of some specials. If you have to buy 10 of something you don’t need, then you may not really be saving. BUT, if you can store them without them ruining and it’s something you need, evaluate your purchase… Also, remember that oftentimes you don’t actually have to buy a certain amount to get that price! You can find this out at the customer service desk or through an employee.
  • Make sure you watch the register as things are rang up. There have been times, most recently at Wal-Mart, when I was charged for items I didn’t purchase!
  • Check the ‘Manager’s Specials’. Often they aren’t yet past the safe zone of food. If they are used quickly or immediately frozen.
  • When you are ready to go to check out, double check your cart! Those items that you picked up but don’t really need, get rid of them!!! Don’t buy them!!! There is a reason they weren’t on your list!!!
  • Candy and impulse items are at the front for a reason! They tempt you while you wait in line to check out. Find something to do while you are waiting that doesn’t involve looking around! Work on your to-do list, play with your phone, something! Just keep your eyes off the shelves!

Originally posted 2011-08-31 11:00:00.

AuCuTee White Noise Machine Giveaway!

The AuCuTee White Noise Machine will help you fall asleep quickly and sleep more peacefully! Enter to win yours today!
AuCuTee White Noise Machine Giveaway!  @CraftyZoo

Sponsored By: AuCuTee

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive an AuCuTee White Noise Machine!


Product Info:

AuCuTee White Noise Machine features a real fan to generate a natural and non-looping airflow of white noise for your focus, relaxation, and sleep.
  • Real Fan Inside: Get the soothing fan-based sound, instead of a digital (electronic) recording.
  • Multi Playing Mode: Choose 30/60 minutes automatic shut-off timer, or leave the sound on all night.
  • Dual Fan Speed: “high” speed is to make fan sound loud enough and the “low” speed is for a quite environment.
  • 2 USB charging ports (dc 5v,1a): Can be used to charge your cellphones/tablets.
  • Compact & elegant design: fits anywhere and blends unobtrusively into surroundings.
Open To US entries and must be 18+ to enter

Giveaway Dates ~ 9/18 9:00 AM EST through 10/16 11:59PM EST

Enter more Giveaways Here!
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.A

DIY Halloween Party Planning Sponsored By @MisterSinger #Fall18

Tricks and Treats! It’s that time, let us help you find great music and plan an epic Halloween Party!

DIY Halloween Party Planning Sponsored By @MisterSinger

Throwing a Halloween party is something that every family should do at least once. It is so much fun to have superheros, witches, fairies, and vampires in the same room! There are costume contests, Halloween games, Spooky treats, creepy decorations, and let’s not forget the final ingredient…Halloween Music!  

Happy Haunted Halloween by Mr Singer and the Sharp Cookies @MisterSinger #Fall18 @SMGurusNetwork @CraftyZoo

Mr. Singer and the Sharp Cookies have that final ingredient covered for you! Check out their kid friendly beats on their album Happy Haunted Halloween. Unlike other cd’s, this band has twisted together the festivities and nature of Halloween, without the all too common sounds of werewolves’ howling, chain saws running and scary woman screams. Not to diss these sounds by any means, but for children these classic tunes can be a tad bit too scary. So I highly recommend Happy Haunted Halloween for your families Halloween party!

Now that you have your tunes selected and ready to get the party in swing; lets look at some other spooky fun things you can DIY that will guarantee to make your party a Halloween Hit!

Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies

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Here are some links for the best Halloween fun that are both easy to make and positively creepy at times!  Not only did we have fun doing them, we had fun checking around and finding the best 

First, here is a link to the My Crafty Zoo Halloween Pinterest Board!

I add projects that I love to that board (and all my boards) from time to time.  Be sure and follow so you’ll know the next time something comes up!

Super Gross Yummy Halloween Kitty Litter Cake!This Kitty Litter Cake looks so gross but the Kids (we served it to teenage girls) went bananas over it!

DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

This wreath is perfect for Halloween and can even be put up again for Christmas!  One of our Zoo Keepers made it and did such an amazing job!

Creepy Crawler Spider Cookies & Halloween Party Planning! #Fall18 @CraftyZooHalloween Spider Cookies!

These creepy crawly spider cookies were created by Princess Pinky Girl!  Head over here and check them out!  Be sure and stay a while, she has some fantastic creations!

Halloween Tin Can Bowling & Party Planning @Crafty_Zoo

DIY Halloween Tin Can Game

This adorable game from a fabulous Mommy at Red Ted Art is both a party game & can even double as decoration!  Check out her awesome Halloween Game here and be sure and look around at her other fabulous post!

 

Halloween Party Plans: Music, DIY, Crafts, Recipes & More!

 

Window Cleaner & Laundry Detergent Recipes

I never know what to give as wedding or housewarming gifts. I think back to when the Chief and I got married and quickly realize our most used gifts: a wok and cleaning supplies!!! It seemed silly to get and give cleaning supplies, until those rough times came and we needed them!!! Ahh, the joy of being young and in love and broke!
I decided to hook up a wedding gift using homemade cleaning supplies, along with instructions on how to make and use them for future use. I prettied up a jar for the laundry detergent (recipe below) and re-used, and of course re-decorated, an old carpet powder bottle for the carpet cleaner. Found the recipe for carpet cleaner over at Mrs. Happy Homemaker.
I’ll be adding homemade glass cleaner to it as well (windex is so expensive AND it leaves streaks!), but I didn’t want to make it and leave it sitting in the bag awaiting it’s new home as I’m afraid it will leak.
Another addition will be fabric softener (recipe below), homemade reed diffusers, Hand Scrub, and who knows what else I will come up with! LOL. I am happily travelling down a journey of all homemade chemicals! No more purchasing laundry detergent, body soap, cleaning supplies. They have become insanely expensive and more often than not they are inadequate! I’ve been giving ‘samples’ to friends and family and they all love what I’ve tried so far, so I’m quite pleased with the results!
To Make Window Cleaner:
Get a spray bottle (the one I use is came from Dollar Tree)
fill halfway with water
fill the rest with vinegar
Shake and use!
Fabric Softener:
1 cup your favorite scent of conditioner
2 cups water
Mix in a spray bottle, shake, spray into the dryer when you begin your load of clothes.  Voila!!!
After some experience, I am going to say that the fabric softener was a bust.  Don’t waste your time & money.  😀
Laundry Detergent:
1 bar fels naptha (soap found in the laundry section)
2 cups borax
2 cups washing powder
Grate/shred the bar of fels naptha into fine shreds, mix all together.  Place in jar for storage.  Use 1 tbsp (yes, you DID read that right!) for normal loads and 2 tbsp for absorbent loads.
We would love to hear your suggestions about making soaps, cleaning supplies, etc. I’m honestly too lazy to do the in depth, time consuming ones, but I LOVE the simple stuff!!! I welcome links to any of DIY cleaning or hygiene ‘recipes’, so long as they are on topic! 😀 Hope you’ve had a great time at the Zoo!!!
Come back tomorrow for Wednesday Zoo Discounts: Saving Money!!!

Originally posted 2011-08-30 11:10:00.

DIY Water Bottle Invitations

DIY Water Bottle InvitationsOur Women’s Ministry was having a Bible Study and as a way of getting attention to the invites that we were sitting on our ministry table, I was asked to make these bottles.  Plus, the theme is Thirst so our women’s ministry leader was a genius to think of this!  I couldn’t just attach the postcards, I had to add some pretty to it too!!!!

 

 

 

I made labels with my computer that said a scripture relevant to the study and cut scrapbook paper to glue them on.  The easiest way to do this is to use tape, or you can tape the under side and then run glue under the whole label. I then attached a more detailed invitation.  These were done on a postcard size, but business card sizes would work perfectly on the small water bottles.   It didn’t take long to do, probably 4-5 hours total. I curled ribbon around the top for an extra umph and shine.

 

The great thing was that people couldn’t help but notice them!  I wish I’d managed to get a picture of the display table but I totally failed.  As you can imagine, they looked great in a bucket with faux ice made of the shiny plastic wrap crumpled up into the bottom.

I absolutely love doing invitations and such that are different from the norm.  We did message in a bottle luau invitations for one of my daughters birthdays.  They were adorable too!  Also an unfortunate blogger fail as I forgot to get pictures of them as well.  I know, I know, it’s been crazy.  LOL

They would be great to take to the kid’s sports events to get invitations out to the whole team at once.  We also used water bottles decorated during a Cars themed party for ‘fuel’. just use a coordinating label.  The great thing is this invitation is 100% recyclable!  I absolutely love that little gem!

 

Originally posted 2011-08-29 11:06:00.

Peach Skin Sheets Fall Giveaway

PeachSkinSheets Fall Giveaway! 1 Lucky Winner ~ Any Size & Any Color! Ends 10/20 @PeachSkinSheets @SMGurusNetwork

PeachSkinSheets Fall Giveaway! #Fall18 @SMGurusNetwork @CraftyZoo

Welcome to The PeachSkinSheets Fall Giveaway ~ Winners Choice Of Size & Color!

1 Lucky Winner Will Win Any Size And Any Color Of PeachSkinSheets! Winners Choice!

I have to tell you, I won a set of these a year or so ago and now they are the only ones I’ll buy!  They are amazingly soft!  I had ordered samples and they were so soft I used them for making baby stuff!

Trust me, you’ll love these sheets!  They are crazy soft and they don’t snag on your nails!

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

 

Host that put together this giveaway is:

Deliciously Savvy

My co-hosts for this giveaway are:

Michigan Saving and More, Missy’s Views And Savings Clues,My Silly Little Gang,Holiday Contest & Sweeps, and Sweet Southern Savings

 

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

A Rain of Thought, Bargnhtress, Deliciously Savvy, Easter Babe’s Theory, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Giveaway Gator, Here We GO Again Ready,Java John Z’s, MarksvilleandMe, Michigan Saving and More, Missy’s Views and Savings Clues, mom are we there yet, MomCave, My Crafty Zoo, My Silly Little Gang, Ohayo Okasan, Simply Sherryl, Tales From A Southern Mom, Views and More

PLUS a Big Thank You To All Promoting Bloggers Involved In This Fabulous Giveaway!

This Giveaway’s Sponsor:

peachskinsheets222FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~ PINTEREST ~ INSTAGRAM

1 Winner Will Win Any Size And Any Color Of PeachSkinSheets! Winners Choice!

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/20/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

Go Right to Sleep with Aucuitee Giveaway

Go Right to Sleep with Aucuitee Giveaway! Enter to win and soon you’ll be sleeping so much better!
Go Right to Sleep with Aucuitee Giveaway! #Fall18 @SMGurusNetwork @CraftyZoo

Welcome to the Go Right To Sleep With AuCuTee Giveaway!

1 winner

$31.99 RV

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways, Missy’s Views and Savings Clues, Home Jobs By Mom, Love, Christin

 

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

AuCuTee

WEBSITE ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~ INSTAGRAM ~ FOUND ON AMAZON

Whether you have trouble sleeping, want to mask annoying ambient noises, or simply wish to relax, our sound machines could be just what you need.

AuCuTee White Noise Machine

Portable White Noise Machine with 20 Soothing Sounds

Available on Amazon

See the review HERE.

$31.99 RV

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/10/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!

 

#Remember911

9/11 Movie Prize Pack

I suppose that 9/11 is the historical event that will always haunt my generation and plenty more.  The question of where we were when the first plane hit occurs regularly and we’ve had the conversation on the back porch with various friends.  I’m not really certain it matters so much where we were, as how it impacted us.  For me, I was driving home from vo-tech to my Momma’s house.  I was in 11th grade.  I remember hearing it on the radio show I watched all the time and thinking what a poor joke it was.  When I got home, I walked in going “Mom, you wouldn’t believe the crap they are….” and then I saw the television.  We all know that was enough.  More than enough actually.

9/11 opens in theaters on September 8 and features an all star cast including Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (X-Men).

In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a tenant with his lock. In an upper east side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded World Trade Center elevator.

Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later … their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.

With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds.

Originally posted 2017-09-08 00:18:33.

Sugar Bowl Bakery Brownie Bites & Madeleines Giveaway

Sugar Bowl Bakery Brownie Bites & Madeleines Giveaway ~ 3 Winners! Ends 10/20

Sugar Bowl Bakery Brownie Bites & Madeleines Giveaway! #Fall18 @SMGurusNetwork @CraftyZoo

Welcome to The Sugar Bowl Bakery Brownie Bites & Madeleines Giveaway!

3 Winners Will Receive 1 Tub Of Individually Wrapped Brownie Bites & Madeleines ~ TRV $120

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

 

Host that put together this giveaway is:

Deliciously Savvy

My co-hosts for this giveaway are:

Michigan Saving and More, Missy’s Views And Savings Clues,My Silly Little Gang,Holiday Contest & Sweeps, and Sweet Southern Savings

 

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

A Rain of Thought, Bargnhtress, Deliciously Savvy, Easter Babe’s Theory, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Giveaway Gator, Here We GO Again Ready,Java John Z’s, MarksvilleandMe, Michigan Saving and More, Missy’s Views and Savings Clues, mom are we there yet, MomCave, My Crafty Zoo, My Silly Little Gang, Ohayo Okasan, Simply Sherryl, Tales From A Southern Mom, Views and More

PLUS a Big Thank You To All Promoting Bloggers Involved In This Fabulous Giveaway!

This Giveaway’s Sponsor:

WEBSITE ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~ INSTAGRAM

3 Winners Will Receive 1 Tub Of Individually Wrapped Brownie Bites & 1 Tub Of Madeleines ~ TRV $120 [$40 Per Winner]

Sugar Bowl Bakery Brownie Bites

Available On Amazon

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Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines

Available On Amazon

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/20/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

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