Wednesday, August 18, 2010

boymom T-Shirt - The Cartoon Lovin' Mom - 8/31

I rarely enter contests for apparel because a) I am picky b) I am really picky and c) it just isn't going to fit. However, when I saw the phrase "boymom", I knew I had to check it out. I have three boys. The other day a long lost friend wrote me a catch up email. He said "I can't believe you have kids!" I responded by emailing him saying "I don't have kids. I have boys."

Boys are COMPLETELY different than girls. I am an only child so I didn't have the "brother" thing going on. However, since I am married to a boy (a man) and have three boys. There have been things that have shocked me. My son could make car noises before he could speak. Football is not something that occurs just on Sundays. It occurs when either one of my sons takes a toy and RUNS. The thief looks like a running back and the "victim" (the one who lost his toy) looks like the defense trying to take him down. Sometimes the thief "scores" and gets away with the item and sometimes he is tackled and mom has to referee.

Boys (and men for that matter) can be completely oblivious about things that are definitely not oblivious. For example, one of my four year old's friends is undergoing chemotherapy and has lost her long hair. Since we had a play date scheduled, I had been mulling it over in my head how I would respond when he asked her about her hair during the play date. However, he said nothing when she came in. Then I figured, he would mention it she left. Nope. Finally I asked "Honey, did you notice anything about "Sara"?" He said no. Really, the kid didn't know the difference. I thought to myself, how can this be? But, he is a boy...and boys are just different.

So I entered The Cartoon Lovin' Mom's contest for a free boymom shirt--you can enter...but only if you have boys (that isn't in the rules-I made that up) but it just seems fair.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Magic Cabin Grocery Cart- Mommy of One - 9/6

Have you ever wandered around the toy section at Target and been disappointed? I have. I either do not like the quality, the design, or the concept, like wrestling toys for example--I do not watch WWF, so my kids do not play with wrestling toys. I have opted for Brio, Haba, and wooden Thomas toys. They are simple, classic, and durable.

I was very excited when I saw the grocery card giveaway from Magic Cabin on Mom of One blog spot. It is wooden with a sleek European design. It reminds me of a cross between Ikea and West Elm.

My youngest, age 2, would love this. Click here to enter.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Simple Green - Quick Tattletails - Ends 8/31

I try to use natural cleaners as frequently as possible. I only really use bleach in the bathroom. So far my kids have been ridiculously healthy. I cannot tell you the last time any one of them went on an antibiotic. (I also need to interject that we have lived in 3 different states in the past 4 years so it is odd that they have not been ill.) So I am a definite believer that natural cleaners are just as effective as cleaners with harsh chemicals. I have used Simple Green and I like Simple Green. So entering a giveaway for Simple Green is a "no brainer".

Quick Tattletails is having a giveaway. Check out her site and enter.

If I win, I am going to use the money I have saved to purchase this Emile Henry square baker from Williams Sonoma! I have the lasagna pan and the loaf pan and I adore Emile Henry.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Paperspring $50 Gift Credit - Wisconsin Mommy - Ends 8/25

I am really partial to paper supplies. Who doesn't need to send a note out at least a couple times a year? Those cheap 8 for $1 note cards at JoAnn's or Michaels do the job, but when you send something on nicer stationary, well, it means something and it says something in a way that those cheap cards do not.

I just got my Pear Tree Geetings cards in the mail. I love the quality of the paper. It is heavy and ultra smooth. It is elegant, just the way I like the paper on my note cards. I am so hoping I win this gift card because I want to see what Paperspring has to offer.

Wisconsin Mommy is having a Paperspring giveaway. Click here to enter.

PS-I have to compliment Wisconsin Mommy on a very appropriate blog design. I am a Wisconsin Mommy myself, and I am not native to the midwest or Wisconsin at all. Wisconsin is not a busy, gaudy or presumptuous place so her blog layout really reflects the feel of Wisconsin. Nice job!

One Savvy Couponing Mommy - $250 Amazon Gift Card Ends 8/30

One Savvy Couponing Mommy has a lot of giveaways. I have entered quite a few of them. I love this one because $250 is huge gift card. I am thinking about starting my Christmas shopping with this one. It is so easy to buy toys now, wrap them up and then forget about all that shopping stress during the holiday season.

I also think about Sephora when I see the Amazon logo. There is always something I need or can stock up on at Sephora.

One Savvy Couponing Mommy is offering 2 prizes, thus your chance to win is much higher. Click here to enter!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Raising My 5 Sons - Seventh Generation Ends 8/24

I have some great Seventh Generation all purpose cleaner. I love it. It doesn't have a smell and it is save. I have small kiddos and I don't want their hands touching all kinds of chemicals. My two year old has a way of coating himself, the table, the booster seat with food. Thus, I turn to my trusty Seventh Generation spray to clean all these items without subjecting him to harsh chemicals. I always feel better when I use natural stuff.

I used to wonder if it really disinfected everything. My kids are super health. None of them has been on an antibiotic in over two years.

Raising My 5 Sons is having a giveaway for Seventh Generation products. I am entered!

Deal Daddys: Giveaway -- Business Cards! Ends 8/13

I miss business cards. I have always had them with my various jobs. Actually, I didn't have them with my FIRST job, but I got them with my promotion. I remember when my boss said "go order your business cards". Gosh, I was so proud. It was some kind of write of passage or seal of approval.

As a stay at home mom, I work just as hard, but miss having the cards. I would use them there are certain people that I meet from time to time that do need my contact information.

You can enter at Deal Daddys