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Archives for September 2008

Star Wars Clone Wars Weekend

September 29, 2008 By · No Comments
Over the weekend we had a Star Wars Clone Wars Party. No, it wasn’t anyone’s birthday but the new season (cartoon) of Star Wars Clone Wars begins next week and the company wanted to spread the word. I signed up to be a host at HouseParty and they selected me and sent me the goodies.

Like many parties, not everyone showed up, we competed with the town festival without realizing it. But or those that did show up they had a blast. SoccerBoy liked what he saw of the dvd (they gave us a DVD of the upcoming season plus other shows coming out) but the kids were too loud to watch the whole thing.

We also got posters they got to take home, glo sticks, stickers, tattoos and balloons. But the best was the Star Wars Clone Wars Force Action Lightsaber Vader, which makes noise like the movie and lights up. Oh there is also a spring activated blade that pops the sword out.
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Dial Complete Giveaway

September 26, 2008 By · No Comments

I was recently sent two botles of the new Dial Complete Antibacterial soap (ours was soothing white tea scented) but it also has a new feature, at least to us it did. Now I won’t lie, we’ve been using the Antibacterial soap for a while, but this one has a touch of lotion in it which makes your hands soft after using it.

Dial Complete has teamed up with The Life of a Homemom for their Campaign for Clean Hands, which is very important to instill in kids and have offered to give one lucky winner an entire case (8 bottles) of the Dial Complete hand soap.

Rules: A always you will have to leave a comment. The stickler is you must tell me what scent you’d like by visitig Dial’s Site and tell me one way you encourage keeping hands clean. Simple enough right? Make sure to leave a working email.

The winner: The winner will need to contact me with his/her mailing address after I’ve posted, you’ll have 24 hours to respond. I’ll then need your mailing address which I’ll give Dial Complete and they’ll send you your case. Make sure in your comments you leave a working email.

Deadline: The winner will be announced Friday, October 3. You have until I announce the winner at 8 a.m. (central time) that morning. Good luck!

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Another New Blogger

September 21, 2008 By · No Comments

I know I have many supportive readers and I’d like for you all to head over and visit a new friend to the blogging world, and neighbor to myself. Her name is Michelle and has a new blog called, The Other Mother. Please stop by and leave her a message, she’s just starting out and I know whould get a kick out of having comments on her blog.

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Ringling Brothers Blog Tour

September 17, 2008 By · No Comments

Do you remember going to the circus as a child? Did you ever get a chance to see a Ringling Bros Circus? These were my favorite, we only went to a few but they were a blast. I just loved watchig the acrobats, of course I was like the rest of the kids wishing to join them one day. In the meantime my favorite thing at the circus besides them was the pink cottony stuff, ya know the cotton candy. Yumm, it was soft and deliciously spun just to make it melt in your mouth and hot and freshly done. Not like these things you can buy in the stores these days. My father would treat us to a hot dog, soda and cotton candy then we’d all share a bag of popcorn during the show.

We’d watch in awe as they performed above us or laugh out loud at the funny things the clowns would do, including soaking us. It was hot anyways so we never minded. The circus reminds me of the simpler times in life when it really was family first in America, not all this rush rush rush.

I got a CD of the Ringling Bros and showed my kids, we got it through MomCentral. The kids loved it, enough to watch a second time. My daughter was worried the lions would eat the men in the show. BabyGirl wanted like the horses and elephants, she wants to be one to ride them and do neat stuff like that. BalletGirl wants to perform on the high wire, talk about no fear. Their brother, SoccerBoy loved watching the lions and the motorcycle performances. Course each one got a clown nose to play with from Ringling Brothers, I’ll also give some of our upcoming party guests some noses.

Here’s a list of dates they’ll be in your town, we had to miss ours.:(

Grand Rapids, MI – Sept. 18-21, 2008
Denver, CO – Oct. 2-13, 2008
Boston, MA – Oct. 8-13, 2008
Cleveland, OH – Oct. 24 – Nov. 2
Chicago, IL – Nov. 6 – 30, 2008
St. Louis, MO – Nov. 6-9, 2008 But another is coming to town, woo hoo
Auburn Hills, MI – Nov. 12 – 16, 2008
Highland Heights, KY – Feb 27 – Mar. 1, 2009
Cincinnati, OH – Mar. 4 – 8, 2008

Here’s a code you can use when buying your tickets: – The 20% discount code for Ringling Bros. Circus. Code: MCC

What are your memories?

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Save-a-Lot Giveaway

September 17, 2008 By · No Comments

Ya’ll know I’ve just started using coupons so this giveaway was a really neat and fun one for me. I mean a place that always has GREAT deals and here they were offering me gift cards for their store to my readers. Not only was I getting introduced to them but I can give something back to my readers too.

How many of you can feed a family of four? Many of you can I’m sure, but how much does it normally cost? For me, we are a family of 6 and it can surely get expensive fast depending on what I buy and where I buy it at.

Save-A-Lot has decided to help you out on this, they even have an area where they list breakfast, lunch and dinner meal ideas for a family of four for under $20 bucks. I’m sorry you can’t beat that. Well now not only do they offer this but they want to give a $20 GC to their store for 4 of my readers. So read below to find out what you need to do.

Rules: Answer one of the following two questions:

“What is your favorite grocery savings tip?” or “Tell us – how much does it normally cost you to shop for a week’s worth of dinner?”

I figure with the economy going down the dumps and gas prices along with milk, eggs, etc, all going up this could be a topic we can all use. Have fun. Don’t forget to stop by Save-a-lot and check out their deals.

Deadline: September 30, midnight. I’ll announce the winner on October 1st, the winner will be notified by email but keep checking back as some of you I believe send mine to the junk box. 🙂

Good luck!

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