Friday, May 21, 2010

Giveaway! Michael Aram Forest Leaf 4x6 Frame

And the winner is.........
Hannah said...

I entered your very first giveaway!

aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

I will send you an email!!!


I have a quick giveaway for everyone today! This one will last from today, May 21 until May 28, 2010 at 6 PM EDT.

WIN IT! A Michael Aram Forest Leaf 4x6 photo frame valued at $69. You can see the frame and zoom in to see the detail HERE.

Leave a comment below telling me what you will use the frame for!

BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR COMMENTS OR I CANNOT CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!!!!! You can encrypt it like this aprettykitty84 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

FREE ice cream!

Who doesn't love free stuff? Who doesn't love FREE ICE CREAM!?!?! From 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 22, ALL Wal Mart stores will be holding a FREE ice cream social! Samples of ice cream and toppings will be available to try. Some items will be available only at Wal mart. Here are a few of the tasty treats available to try
  • Breyers® All Natural Grasshopper Pie Ice Cream
  • Breyers® All Natural Vanilla Caramel Brownie Ice Cream
  • Blue Bunny® Strawberry-Banana All Natural Frozen Yogurt
  • Hershey’s® Chocolate Syrup
  • Reddi-wip® Original
Stop in at your local Wal Mart with the family and enjoy a nice cool treat on them!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HURRY! Free limeade sparkler at Taco Bell

Print your coupon HERE for a FREE limeade sparkler at Taco Bell. There are only 500,000 prints available so HURRY before they are gone! Cool off today with this tasty treat!!!

Giveaway Ideas! Help!!!

I would like to thank all my followers!!! I love doing giveaways and would like to continue. I need ideas!!! What would you like to see? Would you like me to feature YOUR creations, from Etsy, or a personal shop? Let me know what you want and I will try my best to do it!!!

If you would like your item(s), services, or Etsy shop featured on my blog, send me an email via the Contact Me page. I would be honored to host a giveaway for you!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 craft of the month

I won a monthly craft pack and some other goodies from KraftyKash and I got the bucket of items today. I was excited to get started on my craft for the month. Included in the packet was a small twig wreath, 3 small circle mirrors, lots of styrofoam beads in red, yellow, and green, floral wire, and 2 leather straps.

The rules are that you must use at least SOME of each material, and any other materials as needed. It is not required that you use ALL of the materials provided. You can only make one craft per packet for submission to the contest.

Here is my masterpiece.
It is a tiny red bird made out of 2 red styrofoam beads, a small bit of floral wire for a beak, secured to the wreath with floral wire. I used one of the little mirrors as a base for my "nest" and used 3 yellow styrofoam beads for eggs. I wrapped some of the green wrapper from the florist wire around the eggs to make it look like moss. All of it is placed into the twig wreath and I used a leather strap to hang it up.

It took about 10 minutes to make once I figured out what I wanted to make.

Head on over to Christy Nelson for yourself and check out the monthly contest, and get a craft packet of your own!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Got Flip Flops?

One day only! Old Navy is having a sale on classic flip flops Saturday, May 22. They will be $1.00 a pair, limit of 5 pairs per customer. Get your flip flop shopping done for summer! Remember, these would make great additions to gift baskets, birthday gifts, college students, and GREAT donations to military personnel as shower shoes!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Recipe: Banana Boats

We made these awesome little treats, banana boats, at Girl Scout camp over the campfire.

Chocolate (bars, chips, candy melts)
Aluminum foil
Plastic spoon
Campfire grate

Take a banana and peel back only one part of the peel, do not detach. Take a plastic spoon and make a trench down the exposed part of the banana, it does not have to be very deep, just enough to put the chocolate in. Lay a few pieces, 3 or 4, of chocolate in the trench. Replace the banana skin. Wrap the banana in foil and lay on the campfire grate. Let the banana get warm on one side before turning. Cook until desired mushiness. Unwrap, peel back the one piece of banana skin and dig in.

All the moms decided these would also be good with marshmallows, peanut butter chips, nuts, and many other toppings, use your imagination and make them your own creation!

I made it!

Well, I made it through the mommy and me girl scout camping trip. We actually had a ton of fun! The girls loved it, there were no scaredy cats!!! All the moms were great as well, we had a lot of good conversation and some laughs as well. It was a great break from the usual hustle and bustle of being a mom.

We arrived at camp around 3 pm, we left right after school got out. First, the girls had to carry their own bags from the cars to the tents and get buddies. And by tents, I mean cabin-like tents. They are permanent fixtures and have cots!!! Plus one right there!! After the girls got their things into the tents, we made our beds and got bug spray on. We checked out the greenies, a.k.a. pit toilets, which were not as bad as all the moms expected!

Now we are ready to go on our first hike! We get to the edge of the woods near the start of the trail and it goes straight down. This hill is steep! We are all holding on to trees as we go slowly down the hill trying to keep our footing. We see some deer tracks and raccoon tracks but didn't catch any animals. The trails were muddy so we didn't do as much hiking as was planned. We also made a stop at the wishing tree and the troll bridge. The we had to go back UP this hill. That was an adventure all its own. We all made it!!!

We headed back to camp for dinner. The girls roasted hot dogs over the fire for the moms and themselves, We let the girls play for a little bit while the adults chatted and Fiona managed to fall in the mud! She had it everywhere! Then we had s'mores and banana boats. Oh my!!!!! Banana boats are my new favorite campfire food! I posted the recipe! We ended the night with some not so scary stories and singing.

The night was uneventful, no girls screaming and no critters getting into the cabins. In the morning we helped ourselves to cereal and donut holes while warming up by the fire. The it was time for a troop picture!

Then it was time for the girls to clean the greenies. Surprisingly, they were very willing and seemed to have fun doing it. Fiona even volunteered, and later did, to clean our bathroom at home! The girls did a couple crafts and that was pretty much it.

Fiona can't wait to do it again, and I am willing to do it again! We had a lot of fun and I would encourage anyone that has to opportunity to go on a girl scout camping trip, to go!