Friday, December 31, 2010

12 Months of Dizguise Plus Giveaway!!! Ends 1/7

I don't know about you but we at the Crazy House find reasons to dress up in costumes all year long! It seems like such a waste to only have costumes at Halloween time. Besides the fact that our children love to dress up in fun costumes, we also love to use them for birthday parties, holidays, etc. and I am so excited to be working with Dizguise Costumes for their 12 Months of Dizguise!!! 

Dizguise Costumes has a HUGE selection of costumes no matter what your need is!!  My husband and I received some great costumes from Dizguise Costumes for Halloween and we were so impressed with the high quality of the costumes!  We actually won $50 in a costume contest at a party for our Vampire and Vampiress costumes from Dizguise! We received SO many awesome compliments from people asking us where we found such great costumes too!!!

Our little guy is getting ready to turn 1 already and we have decided on a Thomas the Train theme for his party and we found the most perfect costume for him at Dizguise for less than $20!

We are also planning a Prince and Princess party for later in the year and we have found perfect costumes at Dizguise Costumes for that party as well! 

Dizguise Costumes has a huge selection of costumes for adults too!

Visit the Costume Report to keep up with all of the latest news, giveaways and fun and to find out how you can have fun with Dizguise Costumes every month of the year, not just Halloween!!!!


One lucky reader is going to win a $30 Gift Certificate to use at Dizguise Costumes!!

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very Happy Holidays!  I am very blessed and our family enjoyed a wonderful time together!  Back to normal postings on Monday! Have a great weekend.

Barney Musical Zoo Review & Giveaway Ends 1/3

Barney: Musical Zoo

Available January 4th, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment


Hear an elephant trumpet and a lion roar as Barney and Riff™ create a wild concert filled with exotic animal sounds in Barney: Musical Zoo. Join Riff as he composes for a different kind of puppet show and then BJ™ and Baby Bop™ get into the act, learning about rhythm and performing for others in this super-dee-duper orchestral treat that the whole family will enjoy.


· “Riff’s Musical Zoo” - Everyone is excited about an upcoming trip to the zoo. When
the trip is postponed, Riff gathers instruments that sound like real animals and
creates a musical zoo using everyday items around the playground.

· “Special Skills” - Barney suggests that BJ and Baby Bop put on a show so Riff can see how much fun they have at the park. Riff is a little shy — he’s never performed in a show before. Barney encourages Riff to participate, and Riff does what he knows best – he makes music to accompany a very special puppet show.

· “Rhythm” - Baby Bop is practicing her marching because she will be joining a real marching rhythm band and is having trouble keeping a beat. Barney, BJ and Riff help Baby Bop learn about rhythm just in time for her to join the band.


· “Animal Sounds Match Game”

· Timmy Time Bonus Episode – "Timmy's Plane"

What we thought:

This is another HIT!  Our little guy loves Barney and this DVD was no exception! Our son loves music and he loves dancing and bopping along to Barney: Musical Zoo!


One lucky reader is going to win a Barney Musical Zoo DVD!

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

1 Week and Counting!

Can you all believe we are just 1 week away from Christmas?! I don't know about you but it seems like it came SOOOOOOOOOOO fast this year!  Total craziness. I blinked my eyes and it was here! Looks like I am going to be in a wrapping frenzy for the next week because hubby and I have been major major slackers in that department. We have boxes and tubs full of presents....but very few things have been wrapped.

I told you about the Elf on the Shelf, remember?! Well, one of the presents under the tree for Josh got unwrapped a little bit and can you believe that little stinker came out into the kitchen and made a claim that the ELF unwrapped his present?! Ohhh, you just never know what will come out of the mouth of a 5 year old!!!  He finally fessed up that it wasn't the if we didn't know! *lol*

The funeral for the 20 year old who was killed in a car accident here where I live was yesterday morning. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done but I did manage to sing the 2 songs they wanted sang. The first one was called Sissy's Song by Alan Jackson. It was a perfect song about a young girl who was taken before her time.  The other song was Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone by Chris Tomlin. I love any version of Amazing Grace and this one is just a beautiful version.  I didn't cry, remembered the words and besides the fact that I was shaking like a leaf, I am really thankful to have gotten through it. They had me stand right up front where I had to face the family and her parents, siblings and her fiance were right in the front row directly in front of me and I had to make sure I didn't make eye contact or I am certain I would have lost it. There was a huge crowd of family and friends who came to say goodbye and it really made me feel good that so many people loved Ashley and came to pay their respects.

The family was informed that an anonymous person came into the funeral home and didn't want to be known but paid for all of the funeral expenses. What an AMAZING act of kindness and generosity.  That totally restored my faith that there are STILL people out there who care about others and the fact that they didn't want to be known means they did it just to be kind. They didn't want patted on the back or a big fuss made out of what they did. They did it to help this family out and I just think that is the most amazing thing I could have heard right now.

I received a call this morning from my mother-in-law regarding my brother-in-law. Apparently they found a spot on his lungs that is going to be looked into. He was also diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy which is a crazy condition that is basically bleeding in the eyeballs.  He has almost lost complete vision in his left eye and now has to undergo a series of laser and eye surgeries to try and correct it.

All I can say is that every single day, I am still counting my blessings.  Despite all of the stuff we have been through, I still have my health and my family and we have everything we need. I am so looking forward to Christmas and I hope you and yours are all healthy and happy too!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm a Chiquita Mom! Giveaway with 5 Winners!

I was super excited when I was recently contacted by Chiquita about being a Chiquita Mom! I figured since I live in a house full of monkeys and they all love bananas that it was a perfect fit!!  As a Chiquita Mom, I was sent a really cool kit that included all kinds of goodies like a Chiquita Mom shopping bag, dish set, baby bibs, freezer bags and even a coupon for free bananas! 

The kit was also full of fun, healthy recipes to make with our kids and lots of fun tips to get the most of your bananas too! I didn't know you could freeze bananas but here is one of the fact sheets that was included in my kit!

Freeze Me for Later

 If you notice bananas starting to get a little spotty, don’t throw them away! Freeze them. Frozen bananas are perfect for smoothies, shakes and baked treats. If you are using the frozen Chiquita bananas for baking, don't forget to thaw before using them!

Chiquita Banana Freezing Instructions

1. Peel your Chiquita banana

2. Cut or break into 4-6 pieces (to use as needed)

3. Place in freezer bag

4. Mark freezer bag with today’s date

5. Store in freezer (for 1-2 months)

6. Use as needed in one of your favorite Chiquita banana recipes

Fun Tip: Chiquita recommends using your frozen bananas within 30 days for baking and within 60 days for smoothies and frozen treats.

We also received really yummy recipes like Chiquita Banana Socials! We made these and they were a HUGE hit in our house!

Chiquita Banana Socials:

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 5

Ingredients:■1 whole Chiquita Banana

■10 round, Baked crackers (regular or reduced fat)

■2 Tbsp. Honey

■1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

Cut Chiquita Banana into thin slices. Top crackers with Chiquita Banana slices. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Now you have a yummy, healthy snack for your next party or just for fun!

You can visit the Chiquita Mom Page for more fun recipes and fun facts!


5 Lucky Readers are going to win their own Chiquita Mom kits, just like mine!

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More Winners

A couple more giveaways have ended and I wanted to get the winners notified right away so here they are!

Ceiva Picture Frame: #201, Kandi

Thomas and Friends: Lion of Sodor: #3, Claudia

6th Day of Christmas from Nestle: #31, Michell

7th day of Christmas 13 Words Book and Artwork:  #40, Cinley

Congrats to you all! More giveaways will be posted today so keep your eye out!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winners GALORE!

I have been CRAZY busy but here is the newest list of winners with another list coming your way tomorrow! Please reply to the email you were sent from me right away so your prize can be on its way to you asap! Also, if you didn't get an email and you are on the list, please send me one at

3rd day of Christmas Winners from For Every Body: #2, MamaNeedsaNap, #9, Shane, #13, Kel, #16, Brandi Elam, #30, AlliJean

4th Day of Christmas Winner from My Fairy Tale Books: #2, Aliyahs Hope Chest

5th Day of Christmas Winner for Disney Cars Wii Game, #5 Breanna Miller

Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders Book: #1, Laurie and #16 Beth & David

Jemos Shoes: #181, DrewsMom1998

Ruffled Bottom Snowflake Shirt from Peace, Love and Kids #26, Brittany

Crayola Giveaway #48, Judy Needham

7 A.M. Enfant #48, Mesp22

Thanks for entering and congrats to all of the winners!

On the 7th Day of Christmas, the Crazy House Gave to Me.....

13 Words

One of the most important jobs of a book is to show us the wonder of words. But what happens when a legend in the art world teams up with a literary giant to create a completely unique, totally original word book? The result is the smart, funny and visually remarkable 13 Words by internationally bestselling author Lemony Snicket and acclaimed artist Maira Kalman. Like many word books, 13 Words will introduce young readers to words like bird, cake, and dog. Unlike other word books, Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman add their unique brand of whimsy and humor, so young readers will also discover words like haberdashery, panache, and Mezzo-Soprano!

Mr. Snicket weaves thirteen distinctive words into a strange and wonderful story, and the way in which this story blossoms into an entire quirky world in the hands of Ms. Kalman makes for quite a wild and memorable ride. Critically acclaimed, Booklist's enthusiastic review states that 13 Words "encourages participation on the part of both the readers and listeners to connect languages with images" and Publisher's Weekly gave 13 Words a starred review, commenting that Maira's illustrations are "gorgeous" and the her "Matisse-like, gelato-colored spreads drip in mystery."

What we Thought:

This is an AWESOME book for little one's this Holiday Season!  Our kids loved reading the book and have read it over and over again!  What a great addition to any childs library!!! Watch the trailer for the book here below!!


One lucky reader is going to win an AMAZING giveaway that includes a copy of 13 Words AND, a limited edition (Only 15 made!!!) original Maira Kalman piece of artwork. This signed, 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece is gauche on paper -- similarly sized Kalman pieces start at $750. And, like a cherry on top of a very yummy sundae, the giveaway also includes 13 buttons featuring the 13 words and accompanying illustrations from the book -- a fun set to decorate a diaper bag or backpack!

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On the 6th Day of Christmas the Crazy House gave to Me....

I don't know about you but this time of year, my family bakes like mad! We are constantly making cookies and cakes and other goodies. For most of our baking, we turn to Nestle!!

And lucky for one of you, NESTLÉ Family wants to help you and your family with your holiday preparations as well by giving one of you an awesome prize pack. The giveaway prize includes a copy of the newly released cookbook, Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family, by Christy Jordan. My family has made several of the recipes out of this cookbook already and you will NOT be disappointed! It will also include a mix of free coupons from CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, TOLL HOUSE® Morsels, TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, JUICY JUICE® and STOUFFER’S® for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking.

There is a larger sweepstakes going on at, where you can enter to win a Luxury Included® Family Vacation to Beaches Resort. Also, you may enter each week for your chance to win weekly prizes on the site.

Just leave a comment here with your email address to enter!

Giveaway will end at 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT, December 15th!!

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Counting My Blessings

I am seriously super behind right now on so many things but feel like it is necessary to take a minute to just chill and relax and share what's on my mind. Giveaways can always wait until tomorrow I figure.

It seems that counting our blessings is almost synonomous with this time of year and I am guilty of not doing near enough of it throughout the rest of the year, I'll be the first to admit. But I also feel like the past few days have been pretty rough and to not reflect on all of the things I have to be thankful for would be wrong.

We went to my husband's family Christmas this past weekend. We had to go later than planned because our 8 year old had a soccer game he didn't want to miss so we ended up making the 3 hour drive to my in-laws late Saturday afternoon. We got there about an hour before the rest of the family arrived for the big annual party. After everyone left, it was after 11 p.m. but the kids insisted they needed to open their presents from Grandma and Grandpa so we stayed up! Aiden just loved his new tent! He went straight in it and played with the toys the kids crammed in it for him. It was so cute and it didn't take long at all for him to be completely wiped out! *lol*

He got a ball pit too and they ALL had fun playing in it....I hate it that my little guy is getting SO big! Ack!

Normally we would have went home on Sunday but since we got their so late Saturday, we opted to stay an extra day and were even going to let the kids "skip" school on Monday but we lucked out and we got a ton of snow so school was cancelled anyway so we didn't have to call them in after all!  They had a blast playing with their new toys and playing outside in the snow!! 

 My hubby was also happy to get to spend some time with his younger brother, his only sibling. Nathan is 22 and has had juvenile diabetes since he was very young and is having some problems with his kidneys. When I see how sick he is all of the time it sure makes me feel super blessed that my kids have always been healthy for the most part other than minor things here and there!

We left Monday to come home and it was probably not the best idea. The roads were slick and drifted from blowing snow and ice. The first part of our trip was pretty nasty but once we got to the interstate it was much better!  We stopped and had some lunch at the halfway point and we were shocked to come home to see nearly 8 inches of snow! It sure was pretty though and the kids were super stoked!

Along with the snow and ice, however, come negative things too like nasty and slippery roads that cause accidents. Monday night, a young girl who we know was killed in a car accident. Ashley Curry was pregnant and also had a little girl named Ava. I am going to sing at her funeral on Friday and I am really nervous. The last time I sang at a funeral was YEARS ago when I was a teenager and a close friend was killed in car accident on the last day of school. I have also sang at elderly people's funerals but there is just something different when a young person dies and especially because of the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. I felt so sad looking at her Facebook page and seeing how excited she was for Christmas. She even posted a status updates just hours before the accident about how happy she was to have went Christmas shopping and how excited she was to see her sweet little girl, Ava open her presents. Talk about heart wrenching. I would like to ask all of you to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Also for a speedy recovery for Ashley's fiance, Brandon and little Ava who were both injured in the accident. I cannot even fathom the pain that these families are going through and God knows they must be struggling tremendously right now. A beautiful girl who had so much life ahead of her. We really don't know what tomorrow holds for us.

RIP Ashley!

Here is a video of one of the songs the family wants sang at the funeral. It's extremely sad and I am trying to figure out how I can sing it without crying!

We had school today but we were on a 2 hour delay. In all honesty, we shouldn't have had school. The roads were still total ice. I was really angry about it knowing that this accident had just happened the night before and I took pictures just in case I find the time to send in a complaint. I know it's because Ohio's governor decided that we only need 3 calamity days but to be honest, I would rather my kids make up days in the Summer than to be unsafe and go to school with roads in these conditions! I took these pictures on main highways too!!!Can you believe that they would send buses out and make parents drive kids to school on these roads?! Absurd!

It's no wonder that tragedy struck again this morning. 3 people were killed when they were involved in an accident with a semi just a few miles from our home.  It was a woman, her daughter-in- law and a small child who were killed. Another small child was transported to a hospital in Indiana but I am not sure of the condition. I found out this evening that the daughter-in-law was actually a girl that we knew quite well back in the day. She went to our churches small Christian school, my Mom was one of her teachers. So so sad.

So that made 5 people here die within a  24 hour period. I am no longer digging the pretty white stuff. I am wanting it to go far away and not come back. Families shouldn't have to go through this EVER but especially right before Christmas. It made me want to go get my kids from school and hold them close and keep them locked up in the house with us where they are safe and sound. I am so very thankful that God has kept his hand on me and my family members and that we are all still together and safe.  My heart goes out to all of those families who have lost someone and I pray that they find peace through their pain. This Christmas, I am definitely counting my blessings.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm Here!!

In response to your many emails, I am here!  *lol* None of my posts that I had scheduled to "auto-post" over the weekend posted...blogger error.......and we were out of town for Christmas with my in-laws! We ended up staying an extra day, it snowed a boatload and there have been really crazy things going on here so I am SLOWLY digging myself back out of the pile of work I am buried under right now! Rest assured. Tomorrow I will have winners for all giveaways that have ended and will also have new one's posted!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bob the Builder: The Golden Hammer DVD Review and Giveaway Ends 12/20


Available 12/28/10


Arrrrrrr you ready for a romping new building adventure? Join Bob the Builder™ and his Can-Do Crew as they embark on a fun pirate movie adventure full of exciting building and mystery in the all-new CG animated Bob the Builder: The Golden Hammer – The Movie. The movie is available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand December 28, 2010 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.

While installing new pillars at the local museum, Spud and Scrambler learn of the Pirate Brickbeard's Golden Hammer and team up to find the treasure to present it to Bob as a gift. As Bob lends a helping hand to construction projects around the town, Spud and Scrambler use the power of positive thinking, teamwork and problem-solving to get the job done and solve the mystery surrounding the legend of the Golden Hammer!

Bob the Builder has paired with another building icon - LEGOLAND® California - to promote the DVD premiere movie. As part of a national promotion with LEGOLAND, each Bob the Builder: The Golden Hammer DVD includes a coupon good for a free child ticket with paid adult ticket to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium. LEGOLAND also features a Bob the Builder 4-D feature in the theme park. The DVD will be included in the nationwide LEGOLAND E-blast in November as well.


Shiver me timbers! Bob the Builder and his Top Team have moved to Fixham Harbor for a swashbuckling new adventure. Spud and Scrambler learn about the legend of Pirate Brickbeard's Golden Hammer, a treasure that he has hidden in their new town. The team must follow the clues to find its location. Can they find it? Yes they can! All hands on deck for a treasure trove of mystery and fun!


 “Build A House With Bob” Game

What we thought:

We have always been HUGE fans of Bob the Builder and this movie did not let us down! For less than $10 your little one can delight in this new movie too!  Always a good lesson on teamwork and cooperation, Bob the Builder is such a great program!!! 


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It's the MOST Wonderful time of the year!

I'm going to admit it. I am beat. Christmas is my favorite time of the year but I am absolutely whipped! It seems like it has been one thing after going on, we have been out of town 2 full weekend in the last month and now we are getting ready to go out of town again tomorrow for another couple of days for Christmas with my in-laws.  Is this time of year crazy for you too?!

I had my heart broken last week by my 8 year old. He will turn 9 in a few months and is in the 3rd grade. He is our oldest and has always been such a joy in our lives. He came home from school and said those dreadful words I have NOT been looking forward to. "Mom, some of the kids at school say that Santa isn't real. They say that the parents just sneak down and put the presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Is that true?" ACK! You would have thought I would have been prepared for this question. Of course it isn't true I told him. And that seemed to suffice. But still in the back of my mind I am realizing that the day isn't too far off where the whole Santa charade is going to be up with my firstborn. How depressing. I love the magic of Christmas. I love how excited my kids get. I love wrapping presents and seeing my kids faces when they come down on Christmas morning. I love the traditions we have started. I love reading to them the REAL Christmas story and having them ask me questions about it and getting the opportunity to share with them why our family celebrates Christmas. And it just really makes me sad to think that before too long, the magic will be gone because the kids will all be too old to "believe."  BOO! I wish time would just stop for awhile so I can savor these years with my kids.

On another note, I love this time of year because, let's face it...I can ALMOST get the kids to be good! *lol* We started the "Elf on the Shelf" tradition last year and I have to tell you....if you don't do this, you are missing out!  This has been the most amazing experience with our children this time of year! The Elf (which my kids named Buddy after the movie ELF) reports back to Santa once a day on how the kids are behaving and then he returns in a different spot every day. The kids love getting up in the morning and searching all over the house for him! My family thinks he's creepy but I LOVE the Elf on the Shelf. *lol*

I need to get my shopping done...I have just a few people left on my list! My hubby's 30th birthday is on December 20th, right before Christmas so a birthday present needs to be bought too. Poor guy. I can't imagine having my birthday so close to the holidays. What a bummer! lol He really wants a new iPod Touch but what he doesn't know is that he is getting one tomorrow for Christmas from his parents so I am thinking I might get him one of the flat screen TV stands he has been eyeing!  I figure he deserves a comfy and cozy place to relax and watch tv so we might go ahead and make him that "man cave" he has been wanting!!! 
I hope you all are enjoying this time of year and hope you all are taking the time to relax and savor the memories that this time of year brings!! The years fly by way too fast.

Digital Download of the Christmas Movie: ELF Giveaway Ends 12/17

Celebrate the holidays with Buddy the ELF

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution celebrates the holidays with one of the funniest films of the season, ELF (Will Ferrell).  Now you can relive the laughs as never before by enjoying the film via your phone, gaming console, and more with ELF On Demand and For Download:

Elf is one of our ALL TIME favorite movies this time of year!  I admit that we know most of the parts by heart and even our children can recite most of the movie! If you haven't watched ELF, you don't know what you are missing!!!

ELF tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.


One lucky reader is going to win their own free download of ELF!

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On the 5th Day of Christmas the Crazy House Gave to Me...

On the 5th Day of Christmas the Crazy House Gave to Me...

A copy of the new Disney Mater's Tall Tales Game for the Nintendo Wii!!!!

Game features:
-Four player simultaneous gameplay

- Play cooperatively or competitively with family and friends

- Customize the look of cars with collectibles earned in gameplay

- Experience all of the Mater's Tall Tales cartoon shorts in 30+ games

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Charm Factory Review and Giveaway Ends 12/21

The Holidays are seriously getting close and if you are like me, you still have people that need crossed off your list!  I was really excited to get to work with Charm Factory and was super impressed with their high quality and affordable selection of charm bracelets!!!

I chose the Awareness Bracelet that reminds us to keep Faith, Hope and Belief alive!  It arrived so quickly and was just absolutely beautiful! 

The Awareness Bracelet came in a gift box all ready to give to someone special!  The uniquely designed awareness charms are affixed on a beautiful .925 sterling silver foundational bracelet with a strong, secure lobster clasp. The length is 7" with a 2" extender so one size will fit most!  I have extremely petite wrists and I was able to tighten the bracelet to fit me perfectly!

Charm Factory has a large selection of finished Charm Bracelets!!

I really liked this one for that special Graduate in your life!

I really liked the heart bracelet too!

Aside from finished Charm Bracelets, Charm Factory also carries individual charms so you can create your perfect piece!  Visit their Website for their full selection!


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Disney Sing It: Family Hits Wii Game Review and Giveaway Ends 12/17

We love our Wii and are always on the lookout for good, quality games that we can play together as a family and we were so excited to get to try out the new Disney Sing It: Family Hits game for the Nintendo Wii!! 

About Sing It: Family Hits:

Disney Sing It: Family Hits is a karaoke video game featuring 30 songs from Disney films and shows. Players sing along as music videos and movie footage, including scenes from The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Toy Story, and Cars, play full-screen in the background. Up to eight may play at once, passing the microphone around to take turns. The game's "Encore" mode allows players to record their performances and play them back, just as they were sung or with special audio effects added to the voice track. The game comes with a microphone and is a perfect fit for our Crazy House!  The 6 of us have now spent countless hours singing and dancing together playing Disney Sing It: Family Hits! We don't have to worry about the songs being inappropriate for our children and they are songs that we already are familiar with, making it even funner to play!!! If you are still looking for last minute gifts for your family, you will definitely want to snag this one up!!!


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Thursday, December 9, 2010

On the 4th day of Christmas the Crazy House gave to me....

On the 4th day of Christmas, the Crazy House gave to me.....

A personalized children's book from My Fairy Tale Books!!!

Just Like them on Facebook Here and leave a comment here with your email address saying you did!

This giveaway will end tomorrow, Friday December 10th at 9:00 a.m. EST

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Merry Fluffy Christmas Winners Days 1-5

I know, I know. You all are excited to find out just who won all of these giveaways so here it goes!

Day 1 Sponsored by Diapers Etc. and Bummas: Sueparks2003

Day 2 Sponsored by Doopsy: #84, TwinsCrew

Day 3 Sponsored by  Pooters and EcoMom: sradke1024

Day 4 Sponsored by BabyKicks and Charlie Banana: #221, Life of the Leatherberry's

Day 5 Sponsored by Caprices and BabyLegs: #31, Misty H.

Congrats Winners!

If you did not receive an email from me,  please send me one at so I can get your information!

I want to thank you all for entering and I wish everyone could be a winner. If you haven't yet, be sure to subscribe to email updates from us so you can be up to date in all of our giveaways! We have some exciting events coming up after the Holidays that you won't want to miss!

Bite Me Cookbook Prize Pack Giveaway Ends 12/21

I'm not much of a cook so I am always in the market for a good cookbook that's easy to read and follow!!!  Just in time for those New Years resolutions, sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat are introducing their new cookbook, Bite Me!! 

About Bite-Me

An inspired collection of food and fun, Bite Me contains 175 dependably delicious recipes created for the urban and the suburban, the aspiring and the well-seasoned cook. With a side order of sass (the section dedicated to soups is aptly named "Spoon Me", the chapter on Fish is entitled "Catch Me" and the book concludes with "Fork Me: Desserts for a Happy Ending"), the recipes in Bite Me do not require an army of sous-chefs, a pantry of guava paste, or blowtorch to turn a bag of groceries into a satisfying meal for a weeknight meal, casual dinner party, or formal holiday gathering. Both authors are busy working mothers with three kids each -- they both understand the importance of making cooking and entertaining fun and stress-free.

Visit the Bite Me Blog or the Bite Me Party Idea Page for information on how to make your next get together a success!!!


One lucky reader is going to win a Bite-Me Prize Pack including a copy of Bite Me, a Bite Me grocery bag, a Bite Me water bottle AND a Bite Me t-shirt!

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment here with your email address!

Extra Entries:

Subscribe to email updates from us (1 entry)

Like Bite Me on Facebook (1 entry)

Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK!
Giveaway will end on 12/21 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be chosen at random via

*This is not a paid post. I only share my honest opinion. All information and a review copy of the cookbook were provided to me free of charge from the company and/or PR Company*

On the 3rd day of Christmas, the Crazy House Gave to Me....

On the 3rd day of Christmas, the Crazy House gave to me....

A delicous smelling jar candle from For Every Body!

Like their Facebook page Here and you might be one of the 5 LUCKY WINNERS!

You have until 10:00 p.m. EST TONIGHT to like them and leave a comment here saying you did!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On the 2nd day of Christmas, the Crazy House Gave to Me......

On the 2nd day of Christmas, the Crazy House Gave to Me......

A $25 Gift Certificate to Little One's Books!

Just go "Like" their Facebook page Here and just leave a comment here telling me you did! Make sure you leave your email address! Giveaway will close tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Last Airbender Retweet Giveaway! Grand Prize AND Runner Up!!!

The Last Airbender Retweet Giveaway

Simply retweet the following message by 12/13 for a chance to win! 1 winner will be chosen and alerted by @lewis45822 on 12/14! Entrants must be 18+ and reside within the US or Canada (excl. Quebec). Be sure to leave the link here where you tweeted!!!

Retweet This!
"RT by 12/13 for a chance to win a #TheLastAirbender Blu-ray Combo Pack from @lewis45822! #giveaway"


Grand Prize: The Last Airbender Blu-ray/DVD combo pack (1 winner)

Runner Up: The Last Airbender Game for the Wii (1 winner)

Info About The Last Airbender Blu-ray/DVD combo pack

Based Nickelodeon’s hit animated TV series "Avatar: The Last Airbender", the exciting live-action film brings to life the extraordinary journey of an unlikely young hero called upon to save the world. From the Producers of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones, The Last Airbender delivers spectacular visual effects, exotic lands and magical creatures with the uplifting message that anyone can be a hero.

What's special about The Last Airbender is that Paramount Home Entertainment is also releasing a DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack for families who are always on the go! The Combo Pack released on Tuesday, November 16th and includes something for the whole family at an unbeatable value – a DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Copy for watching in your living room, you car, laptop, iPhone/iPod/iPad or portable device! The Last Airbender Combo Pack helps the entire family enjoy the movie how you want and where you want.