Holiday Taste of Sam’s Club & Win $75 in Gift Cards

Holiday Taste of Sams Club

Beginning on Friday, November 20th, you can check your local Sam’s Club for the Holiday Taste of Sam’s Club.  This event features samples of many of the holiday flavors available this season. You can walk around and sample your way throughout the store with special promotions. Not yet a Sam’s Club member? Don’t worry. They have got you covered. Click below for a special one-day pass. Check it our for yourself and while you are here, enter for your chance {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday – American Girl Fashion Show

American Girl Fashion Show

The Junior League hosts the American Girl Fashion Show once a year as one of their fundraisers. For a lot little extra, you can sign up your daughter (or son, I suppose) to walk the runway during the show. Here are the pictures from the show last Saturday:

Mamavation Wednesday Post

I am thinking that perhaps I need a serenity prayer. Not the usual one though. More like a little strength to not over-indulge on the cruise this weekend. Do they have one of those? Every time I mention the Disney cruise I am going on, most people say “Oh you will love the food” or “Wait until you see all of the food.” It’s making me nervous. Why isn’t anyone saying “Wait until you see that fitness center” or “You {Read More}

Win a Crayola Color Explosion Glow Dome


This holiday season, Crayola offers gifts that will light up your children’s imaginations and provide them with creative memories that will last a lifetime. MyBlogSpark sent my kids three of this season’s hottest gifts from Crayola – Beginnings Color Me A Song, Color Explosion Glow Dome, and Glow Station. * The Crayola Beginnings Color Me A Song lets little ones draw to the beat of their own drum, trumpet, piano or guitar. This portable drawing and music creation station features {Read More}

Win a Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Thanksgiving Shape® Sugar Cookies Gift Pack

Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Thanksgiving Shape® Sugar Cookies

This Thanksgiving your family will thank you for making the holiday even more fun with the new Pillsbury® Ready to Bake! Thanksgiving Shape® sugar cookies! The fabulous folks at MyBlogSpark did it again. They sent us something that my children just love. The day that the gift pack came in the mail, we had to rush out and use the coupon to get the Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Thanksgiving Shape® Sugar Cookies. Now you can delight your kids with a {Read More}

Share Your Child’s Artwork in the “What Have You Learned” Contest from Sprout

Sprout What Have You Learned Contest

The “What Have You Learned” contest from Sprout is taking place this month. Viewers can submit a child’s artwork showing what he/she has learned – from counting to ABC’s. Please know that artwork may appear on Sprout so it needs to be submitted by November 22, 2009. One winner per day will be chosen the week of Dec. 7th.  Prize includes a Sprout Gift Package which includes a Leap Frog Tag Junior. It is so easy to enter: Need more {Read More}

Thanksgiving Activities and Fun with Sprout

Sprout Happy Thanksgiving

Beginning on Monday, November 23rd, Sprout will begin running an on-screen crawl from Sproutlets and viewers saying what they’re thankful for.  Check out the site and upload your message here! Also, on Thanksgiving morning, sproutlets can call in (with mom or dad of course) and speak live to our on air host, and say why they’re thankful. This is just some of the fun to be had with Sprout this Thanksgiving! Check out the Sprout website for some great kids {Read More}

Sam’s Club Gifts Galore from Holidays Made Simple Plus a $25 Gift Card Giveaway

More Joy for Your Jingle Sam's Club

Gift giving is hard work. Well I should say that giving the perfect gift is hard work. I really enjoy giving gifts but this may be because I very often spend hours contemplating what to give the person that I am buying for. I take many things into consideration when picking out the perfect gift for someone. Their lifestyle. Their interests. Hobbies. Favorite colors. Favorite music. Plus a lot of other things as well. Nothing is more satisfying to me {Read More}

Win Giraffalaff Limbo and Scatterpillar Scramble from Hasbro

elefun and friends

Giraffalaff Limbo and Scatterpillar Scramble are two new games that are sure to bring smiles and laughter to you and your kids! * GIRAFFALAFF LIMBO is the crazy new game of “how low can you go?” Spin the dial to try one of the 6 limbo styles: classic limbo, crab walk, crawl, giraffe walk, bend forward or backward. The game´s built-in sound will play an encouraging song as preschoolers try not to bump into Giraffalaff. If he´s knocked over, he´ll {Read More}

Girlfriends Retreat at Country Inns & Suites

Country Inns and Suites

I am excited to announce that this weekend I will be retreating to a Country Inn for some much needed rest and rejuvenation. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson provided me with two free nights so that a couple of friends and I could relax. We are going to hang out by the indoor pool and use the fitness facilities. The plan is to just relax and have some fun. MY RETREAT RESOLUTION: No phone. No computer. No kids. For {Read More}

Mamavation – Weekly Wednesday Post #mamavation

Gosh, this thing is hard. This weight loss and lifestyle change. All day I rush, rush, rush around to do all of the things that I need to do. Well I do most of the things that I need to do. There simply isn’t enough time to do all of the things that I need to do. Inevitably a few things get pushed to the next day. It happens. These are the same things that then get pushed to the {Read More}

Luxury Resorts in Jamaica


I have been a travel writer for years and although I would love to be one, I am not at all a frugal travel writer. My niche? I share how to save the most money on the most luxurious accommodations that you can afford. I will tell you how to get the deals. I will share the stories of the places I stay. However, if you are looking for PB & J’s on a budget, I am not that kind {Read More}