Friday, April 24, 2009

Mother's Day Giveaways at 5 Minutes for Mom

Love those gals over at and for Mother's Day they are doing a huge giveaway. Every day til Mother's Day there will be something new to win! Items like a crock pot, teleflora flowers or a $300 gift card to the Four Season's hotel. That's what they have posted so far. Check back with them every day for more great giveaways like:

and more...

Be sure to visit to enter one or all of these great giveaways!
This event will run until Saturday May 9th and the winners will be announced on Mother's Day, May 10th.
Good luck and see you there!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

31 cent scoop night at Baskin Robbins!

I am blogging about ice cream this week! Baskin-Robbins third annual 31 Cent Scoop Night will be held on Wednesday April 29 from 5 – 10 p.m. All 2.5 oz. scoops of ice cream are only 31 cents! Treat your family or group to a scoop and a fun night out for just a few dollars! I advise getting there early cause the line gets long! Enjoy!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Free Scoop Day at Ben & Jerry's

Tomorrow, Tues April 21st between noon and 8pm is Free scoop day at Ben & Jerry's. I used to go when there was one close to my house, but now the nearest one is an hour away!!! Maybe the rest of you are more fortunate than I. Go to to find a scoop shop near you!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Winner: Yanni Voices

We have a winner! Thanks for participating in my first giveaway on this blog. And thanks to One2One Network for sponsoring this contest. The winner of the Yanni Voices CD/DVD is...drumroll....

#2 Clair! Congratulations! Send me your address so I can forward it to the One2One Network and you can get your prize.

Thanks everyone for playing and be sure to check back again! I may just do another giveaway here soon!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I see London, I see France...

I see the cutest Francie Pants! I la la love Francie Pants and so do my daughters! I met the amazing Ciaran Blumenfeld at (where else?) Mom 2.0. I had read about Francie pants before I went and knew she would be there so I was planning on tracking her down and buying some Francie Pants for my girls. So I was surprised when she just gave me a pair for each of my girly girls! My daughters love to wear them.

So, what are Francie Pants? They are cute little shorts for your daughter to wear under her skirts and dresses or over her leotard to keep her modest! I just love saying Francie Pants. It rolls off the tongue. We have already purchased two more pairs and I think that I will need to buy even more soon.

If you'd like to see an interview with Ciaran go visit my favorite Twin Bloggers Janice and Susan at

Also, now through the 17th of April, with the coupon code WECARE Francie Pants is donating 100% of the proceeds of all Honolulu Lulu Francie Pants (the only ones with purple in them) to the Spohr family, who recently lost their beautiful daughter, Maddie, to cover their expenses and do with as they wish. 15% of all other sales made using this coupon code will also go to support the Spohr family.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

EcoTools Make-up brushes Giveaway

I have never been a big make-up user. I like the natural look. I also like to think that I am still 16 and truly have no need for make up. The truth of the matter is I am 20 years beyond 16 and my skin needs a little more attention, but I still like for it to look like I don't wear makeup, while still looking fabulous. A couple years ago, my sister gave me an extra container of Bare Escentuals Clear Radiance Powder that she wasn't using. I fell in love with Bare Escentuals . It gives your skin a nice even look without looking like you are wearing a ton of makeup. I bought myself a cheap-o set of brushes from Wal-Mart which I thought were doing the job just fine. Boy was I WRONG!

At the Mom 2.0 Summit, One of the items of swag in my bag was EcoTools recycled retactable kabuki brush. The 100% cruelty-free synthetic Taklon bristles are soooo soft and it applied my powder so smoothly. I fell in love and I just found out that I can buy them online at Target--I'll have to check my local store too. Because my cheap-o Walmart brush hasn't been touched by me in the last 2 months. I've decided my daughters can use it when they are playing dress-up and pretending to put on make-up.

I also just found a giveaway at The Beauty of Life for EcoTools Bamboo 6-Piece Brush Set. They retail for only 12.99 so even if you don't win the giveaway, you will not be disappointed if you go and buy yourself a set. You'll love it!

The winner will be selected on Friday, April 17 and notified by email.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thank You:Mom on the Random

I want to say Thank You to Mom on the Random!  I just won a copy of this Veggie Tales DVD!  I am so excited, because my kids love Veggie Tales and in all honesty I do too.  They have such great family values and the stories are told in such fun and interesting ways! Thank you so much!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Grotto Giveaway: Yanni Voices

***Contest Closed***
At Mom 2.0 Summit, we were treated to a special preview of the Yanni Voices Special which aired on PBS in March. I was so impressed on many levels. The 4 young singers, Nathan Pacheco, Leslie Mills, Ender Thomas & Chloe have such amazing voices. They are beautiful to listen to (and to look at.) Nathan Pacheco even came and sang in person for us! Incredible! And he's a BYU Alumnus like me (and Deb from mumbo jumbo in the photo below.) So that was even more fun...

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I think the thing that I really love about Yanni Voices is that Yanni took an opportunity to help these young singers in their careers through his connections. I love it when people help others to make their lives better.

As part of the One2One Network, I received a copy of the Yanni Voices CD to listen to, along with a DVD. I have been listening to it a lot lately. I like it because the music is beautiful and you can turn it up and listen to the words and sing along (well, I only sing along with the songs that are in English--there are no French songs-my 2nd language. The non-english songs have a latin flair.) I can also turn it down and it makes nice background music. My favorite "voices" from this CD are Nathan Pacheco and Leslie Mills. Nathan has a strong operatic voice and you can tell that he sings from his heart. Leslie's song Before the Night Ends is so clear and beautiful. I tend to stop what I'm doing and just listen--she is mesmerizing.

The One2One Network is offering one of my readers a free Yanni Voices CD! I am so excited to be able to host this giveaway for you! I am always on the look out for new music so to enter this contest, all you need to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite artist and/or song, maybe you've discovered someone new you'd like to share. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner.

If you would like additional entries in this giveaway you can do one or all of the following and leave a comment for each thing you do.
  • subscribe to my feed or become a follower of my blog
  • tweet about this giveaway
  • blog about this giveaway with a link back to my site
This giveaway will end Thursday, April 16 at midnight MST and I will draw a winner using on Friday morning, April 17.
**Update--Yanni Voices CD/DVD Winner---Clair! Congratulations!**

Free Typing Test

carseat hacker, originally uploaded by cc511.

Ever wonder how fast you type and what your WPM is? Well wonder no more! Go to and test out your speed! Mine is pretty low at 34 wpm. I bet this baby can type faster than me! What is your typing speed?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Buttercuppity: :) My favorite new bag, and an Amy Butler FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

I usually post giveaways for things that I am interested in, but I am always seeing things that I think my friends would like and I want to tell them about it. Every time I seeing anything from Amy Butler, I instantly think of my dear friend, Amy, so I can't resist posting this giveaway for Amy Butler fat quarters (I don't even know what a fat quarter is!) The winner will be randomly drawn on April 12th. so head over to Buttercuppity and enter this giveaway!
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Monday, April 6, 2009

Online in my car?

When I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston there was a whole lot of swag and tons of door prizes to be won. I came home with a lot of stuff. The biggest prize I received was something called Autonet. I had never heard of it before and was unsure of what it was and exactly how I would use it. It essentially is the internet for your car! It was exciting to win and the people at Autonet have been so great to work with. One of the things I love about the people I have worked with is that they have been so helpful in answering all my questions. Since this was a doorprize, they had it installed in my car for me (wireless router- hidden under the driver's seat and attached to my minivan's 12v battery for power) and are giving me 6 months of free unlimited service. If I understend it correctly, it works using cell phone tower signals, so wherever you could get cell phone service, you could use the Autonet and have internet access in your vehicle! The autonet works when your car battery is on and has a range of approx 100 feet. Kind-of nifty. I feel sooo 21st century!

What makes me so excited about this is that I can give it a try and let everyone know how it is working for me. I just barely got it installed in my car last week and if the truth be told, I haven't gone hardly anywhere yet, but be on the look out for future reviews so I can tell you how its going. I am already thinking of the possibilities of being able to stay connected to work during the summer months while I run my kids around. I work from home and have flexible hours, but it is nice to be able to stay in touch with what is going on at the office, so I am hoping that even when I take my kids to their baseball & softball games this summer, I can stay connected for work. We are also planning a roadtrip soon and I am really hoping we will get some good use out of the Autonet then.

Don't worry, I won't be online while I'm driving. I'll make sure I at least pull over to the side of the road first...

Ultimate Blog Party Prize Winner!

Hey everyone! I had so much fun participating in 5 minutes for mom's Ultimate Blog Party and getting to know new Blogs and Bloggers. Thanks to everyone who visited. The winner of the $25 Kohl's Gift Card is #900 Christie! Congratulations! Enjoy your shopping at Kohls!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Support A Great Cause Saturday!

If you live in Utah Valley, you should attend Girls' Night Out at the McKay Events Center at UVU! It's this Saturday April 4th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. My friend, Lisa Nielson, has a company called Metal Moms that has the CUTEST, most unique home decor items like this:

They are made from laser cut metal and wood and are so cute. She will have a booth at the Girls' Night Out so you should stop by and visit her. This is going to be such a great event.

There will be all sorts of free stuff like: FREE 15 minute chair and table massages*FREE Prom updo's*FREE manicures*and a FREE fashion Show Courtesy of Eternity Bridal* Great Boutique Shopping amongst talented Utah Crafters and Artisans* incredible bake sale and finger food items, and AMAZING giveaways!

The most amazing of all? One high school girl in attendance will win the prom of her dreams: Dress, Spa day, Hairdo, photo shoot, & other fun swag! (Umm, I still FEEL like I'm 16. Can I win this please?)

There is a $5 entrance fee in advance or $7 at the door and ALL the proceeds go to Mothers Without Borders. So you are having a fun GNO and helping a good cause! So grab a girlfriend, Daughter, Mother, Niece, whoever and go have a great time and spread the word!

For even more info about this event you can visit or the Girls Night Out Facebook event page.