Category Archives: Giveaway

#BestMates – Outback Gift Card Giveaway

UPDATE! The winner of the $20 Outback gift card is Bobbi! 

Thanks for everyone who entered and remember to take your military loved ones to Outback through July 4th!

Last week I shared about the Best Mates program going on at Outback during which they are giving 10% off to military families from May 27 – July 4.

Today, I’m giving you a chance to enjoy a night out at by giving away a $20 gift card to Outback!

It’s quite simple, leave a comment on this post thanking someone you know who has served in the armed forces. Let’s fill this page with love and gratitude towards our military heroes!
You can earn an extra entry by tweeting “This Memorial Day through July 4th @Outback supports our troops with a 10% discount. #BestMates”

Leave a comment and you’re entered. Tweet and leave me a link to prove it and you’re entered again!

The giveaway will close at midnight on 6/5/13 and I will announce the winner Thursday morning!

Read more! Follow #bestmates and #Outbackptr on your Social Media outlets!

Content and/or other value provided by out partner, Outback Steakhouse.

Duct Tape Parenting Book GIVEAWAY!

Red alert! Burlington Vermont Moms Blog is giving away the book I have been raving about! Duct Tape Parenting! Check it out and enter! Quick!

Here’s my review of the book, in case you are curious!

Tenzi! Game Review! Giveaway!

I wrote a review of our new favorite game, Tenzi for Burlington Vermont Moms Blog. Check it out and enter for a chance to win a new game for yourself!

Creative Habitat Review & Giveaway!

My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software – Review & Giveaway!

I haven’t posted much about my love of scrapbooking here because I haven’t had the space to do much while living in this tiny apartment. I’m totally addicted to it! Once I start, I can’t stop. Just ask my husband. He calls scrapbooking an occult. Dramatic much, Honey??

I was super excited to hear about My Memories Suite because, OMG, I can scrapbook ON MY COMPUTER?! This is going to be fun! Nothing will replace my love for paper and glue and sparkly bling smooshed together, but when I want to get creative and can’t (or just don’t feel like) dragging all of that stuff out…digital scrapbooking to the rescue!

This is perfect for quick projects. You can pick a template, upload your pictures, and have it printed. It’s so easy! I loved that you can also add embellishments (my favorite part of scrapbooking). There are SO many options to use that I haven’t even tried them all yet.

My favorite things about My Memories Suite:

-You can either pick from a library of templates or make your own. Want to be creative? Do it. Want to stick pictures in and be done while still having a cute album? Done!

-Add embellishments, shapes, different fonts…so many options.

-More than just pictures! You can upload videos and edit by adding music, text and more. Love that!

-Share your albums! There are options to save your albums and share with others, including printing them!

-Card making – Christmas cards for next year? So easy.

-Narrate your pages. Ok, this is cool. You can record yourself talking about each page and save your albums on a disc. So instead of browsing a paper album and reading the words, you can look at them on your computer or tv screen and listen to the narrations! That feels like such a fun George Jettson way to look at pictures! GREAT gift!

Here is a screen shot of one of the albums I’m working on right now…

So, of course, I’m going to share the fun with all of you! First off, please enjoy $10 off your purchase of My Memories Suite! Use coupon code STMMMS4969 to get $10 off instantly!

Once you receive your software, you will also receive an additional code for $10 off your next purchase at!

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!  Sorry. I know, but I had to…
One of you will win it for free! Just visit and tell me what you see that you love the most! What’s your favorite kit, template or designer…and that’s it! You’re entered to win the My Memories Suite digital software!
Giveaway ends Thursday, February 23rd at midnight and the winner will be announced Friday!
Share the love by tweeting or facebooking about the giveaway for an extra entry! Just tell me you did so with a link in your comment.
Good luck!

*I was provided with a free copy of this software, however, all opinions are my own! I really do love this! I’m not a liar. 🙂

Homespun Expressions Etsy Giveaway!

WINNER UPDATE! Congratulations to Amy from The Blessed Mom! Email me which candle wrap you want Amy!

And for the rest of ya, if you order a candle wrap from Homespun Expressions this week, shipping is on me!

Merry Christmas!

*Winner chosen using

 I got a box in the mail the other day from my Mom. It contained this:

It’s an adorable candle wrap that she sells in her Etsy shop. I just love it! What a fun way to decorate a plain glass candle jar. AND she can monogram them to make them unique and personalized! My living room is blue and brown and snowmen are my favorite!

This is a perfect Christmas gift! I mean look at how cute this one is! They range from $7-$9. So great!

 My mom being the sweet person she is offered to give one of her candle wraps to one of you! How much do we love Momma?!

Check out her Etsy shop Homespun Expressions and tell me which one you love and maybe you’ll win it!

One entry per person, please! Winner will be announced on Monday, December 5th!

Thanks Mom!

WINNER UPDATE! Love and Logic Speed-E Solutions..and a Giveaway!

UPDATE: Winner Announced!
The winner is…Sandy! Sandy, email me and let me know which Speed-E Solution you want!
First of all, this is not a sponsored post. I I just want to share the love! And it will
make me feel better if a bunch of you say you need parenting help too.

If you have read my blog at all, you know what a fan I am of Love and Logic Parenting. I have found so many ideas and strategies from reading the books to listening to the cds. Now I have found a new way to soak up all of their parenting advice.

Love and Logic has started selling Speed-E Solutions online. You can download them in mp3 format and listen to them on your computer, ipod or phone. I just bought When Your Kids Get Defiant the other day and listened to it while at the gym.

Not because I have a defiant child. Nope. My kids are perfect little angels. I did it for blog research.


I love how easy the downloadable lessons make it to get parenting advice. It’s a nice little reminder to turn on when things are getting, um, rough at home.

I wanted to share my excitement by purchasing a Speed-E Solutions for one of you! You pick which one you want and I’ll buy it for you. Just tell me which one you want in the comments and why and you are entered to win!

Pick your Speed-E Solution here!

Deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 20th at 9pm. Because I’m old and that’s my bedtime.

One comment per family please!

Oh, and if you want to get a copy of my favorite book, order it below! *affiliate link*

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – Giveaway Winners!

Where did that saying come from anyway?

I am so pleased with how many of you entered my first two giveaways! I had fun and I hope you did too!

So let’s get right to it then!

My TEN Scotch Tape Giveaway Winners Are:

Tara, Annie from Mama Dweeb, Jennifer Kelsey, Nichole, Audrey (asl), Amy L., Brandie from Journey of 1000 Stitches, Merredith, Beeb from Super Coupon Girl, and last but not least, Meaghan!

Congrats everyone! Enjoy your free tape! 🙂

NOW…For my Homespun Expressions Etsy Shop Giveaway Winner!

Alena from Charmingly Chandler!  Congrats Alena!!

But don’t worry, if you did not win the Etsy giveaway but really loved something you saw on there, my Momma is giving you all FREE SHIPPING UNTIL CHRISTMAS when you mention that you entered this contest!  How awesome is that?!  Hurry and get your orders in so you can get them by Christmas!

Congrats to all the winners! I sent an email to all of you so email me back your addresses ASAP!

THANK YOU to my sponsors who hosted the giveaways!   Keep your eyes out for more to come!

*I used to choose all of my winners. I play fair. 🙂 If the winners do not respond within 24 hours, I will draw new names!

Homespun Expressions Etsy Shop GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!!!

I’ve told you all about my Mom’s Etsy Shop, Homespun Expressions, before. (read about it here!)  If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift, you’ve got to check it out! And if you are looking for something specific or have an idea? Just let her know! She’ll do her best to work with you to make it yours!

Now I have good news for all of you!

Homespun Expressions is offering my lovely blog reading friends a $25 credit towards anything in her Etsy Shop!  

She will customize your gift with monogramming of your choice as well!

Everyone say it with me! THANKS MOM!

To enter, visit Homespun Expressions then come back here to tell me what you would pick if you won!

Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

This is going to be a quick giveaway because we want to give you enough time to get your gift before Christmas!  The giveaway will end Friday, December 3rd at midnight.

Want EXTRA entries?!  Here’s what you can do!

-Post a link to my blog on Facebook.

-Tweet about it! (leave me a link to your tweet!)

Leave a comment on my Scotch Tape Giveaway.

-Follow me on Google Friend Connect

Please leave me a comment for each extra entry!

Have fun shopping!

Easy To MakeThank You Card and Bonus Scotch Tape Giveaway!

Thanks to Scotch(R) Double Sided Tape for sponsoring my writing about crafts! 
Add your comment below to be entered for a chance to win free sample rolls to help with your upcoming holiday needs!

I’m a scrapbooker. I love the art of taking pieces of paper and my favorite pictures and turning them into pieces of art. I also love card making and prefer to make a card over buy one any day! I always use Scotch brand products for my scrapbooking and card making adhesives (and I’m not just saying that because they are sponsoring this post, I swear!)

With Thanksgiving come and gone and plenty of people to thank for a wonderful meal, I thought it would be fun to show you a quick and easy Thank You card that even a beginner can make. In fact, this card can be easily made by the kids too! You can change the colors and words as well very easily to make it appropriate for any occasion. A friend of mine made a thank you card like this for me a long time ago and ever since I use it as my go to template for a quick card.

So here is the end result:

Here are the directions typed right on the pictures below for easy follow along instructions!

Easy right?!

Now for some fun! Leave a comment to be entered to win a roll of Scotch Double Sided Tape from 3M!  Simply tell me what your family uses tape for the most (and include your email address please!).  You can enter once a day until December 3rd when I will select TEN WINNERS!!  

It will only take a second to enter and you’ll be ready for gift wrapping! I’m really saving you about $50 here because you will inevitably be wrapping gifts and run out of tape. You will run to the store. You will leave with about $50 worth of stuff that you probably don’t need and you may even forget the tape!  So just enter to win some here and we both win! 🙂

Please learn more about Scotch(R) Double Sided Tape and other Scotch(R) Products, and join the conversation on the Scotch(R) Brand Facebook Page and via Twitter. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

UPDATE: Contest Closed! Winners are listed HERE!