Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BLOGGERS WANTED ~ Man Cave Dreams Event

Man Cave Dreams Event

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prizes Include: 46" RCA LCD-HDTV, 54" Foosball Table & Kegorator
Event dates: 6/14 – 7/5

Bloggers Wanted

Sign-Up Here

Blogger Giveaway Opp! ~ Free Event Begins 6/05


Free Blogger Event!

Prize: Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with Lens Kit

Event Dates: June 5 - June 30

Free link for posting and promoting the giveaway!

Good Grillin' Giveaway ~ Ends 6/17


 Welcome to the Good Grillin' Giveaway

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8

Grill or smoke your barbeque favorites with this Brinkmann Dual Function II Propane Gas and Charcoal Grill. This grill features a generous 595 sq. in. of cooking surface and two separate gas or charcoal cooking areas to accommodate a variety of food and cooking preferences. The grill's gas chamber is powered by three burners totaling 24,000 BTUs for quick cooking. The grill's charcoal chamber features an adjustable charcoal tray and adjustable smokestack. Durable, versatile, and convenient, the Brinkmann Dual Function II Propane Gas and Charcoal is a must have for any grilling experience.

595 sq. in. of cooking area

Porcelain-coated steel cooking grates

Three stainless steel burners totaling 24,000 BTUs

Front and side tables for food preparation

Separate chambers for charcoal and gas grilling

Convenient bottle opener

Adjustable charcoal tray

Tool hooks for keeping grilling accessories within reach

My hubby loves to get his grill on...and would love to get his hands on this prize for sure.  Let's face it, a man on the grill is a wonderful sight to the woman who's not having to deal with a stove.

Stop by and say hi to our amazing co-hosts for without them great things like this would not be possible: Ultimate Coupon Club, My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life, The Savings Wife, Oh! My Heartsie Reviews, A Medic's World, Monica's Rants Raves Reviews, Beauty Brite and Baby Costcutters.

One lucky reader will receive a Brinkmann Dual Function II & one winner will receive a $100 Home Depot Gift Card!

Giveaway ends June 17th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck. 

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Gourmet Brownie Giveaway ~ 3 WINNERS! ~ Ends 6/25

Organized by Adventure Into Domesticland

Sponsored by Bombshell Brownie Co.

A big thanks to my co-host Naturalhairlatina!

I must admit it...I love chocolate...and I love brownies!
They are just such a sweet, decadent treat to eat.
And let's face it, who couldn't use a little sweetness as we enter into SUMMERTIME? 
Or anytime for that matter.
This giveaway has a whole lotta sweetness to offer to
3 Winners!

Each gets to pick 3 gourmet/premium flavor brownies.

For a full list of flavors visit
Bombshell Brownie Co.

Alice from
Adventure Into Domesticland got to taste the ones below, read her review!

Giveaway ends June 25th at 11:59 pm PST. Open to the USA. Each winner receives 3 gourmet/ premium flavor brownies of their choice and shipping cost are covered. $26 value per winner. Winners are chosen at random by and will be notified via email, be given 48 hours to respond (or another winner will be chosen). To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication.  The Chatty Mom is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact Alice Kingsleigh with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event! This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bloggers Wanted ~ Good Grillin' Event ~ 5/27 - 6/17

Good Grillin’ Event

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prize: Brinkmann Dual Function II + $100 Home Depot Gift Card
Event dates: 5/27 - 6/17

Honored To Honor An American WWII Veteran

I have been basically invisible for the past week and for good reason.  At 6:30am, on Mother's Day, my husband received the phone call from his father that his grandfather had passed earlier that morning.  It wasn't the Mother's Day that any of us had anticipated to say the least.  The focus of the day was completely shifted and we all went into overdrive trying to help my husband and my father-in-law process the news. 
It wasn't a shock (so-to-speak), Great-Grandpa Sam was 97 years old. He had very recently been a victim of yet another heart attack which could have easily claimed his life that night...and honestly, I believe it was God's mercy on the family that we were blessed to have him for several weeks after that scare.  This man seemed to just continue to go-go-go no matter what was thrown at him.  Even when he said he was ready to go (which was a year ago), his body tried its darnedest to make it to that 100 year mark.

Bloggers Wanted! ~ Summer Fun Event ~ 6/10-6/24

Summer Fun Event


Organized by: Iowa Mom
Prizes Include: Skywalker Bounce-N-Learn Trampoline, Intex 10' x 30" Metal Frame Swimming Pool, Glenmeadow 6-Piece Folding Patio Dining Set with Umbrella, Flexible Flyer Swing Free Metal Swing Set & 20" Huffy Rock It Boys' Bike.
*5 winners*
Event dates: 6/10 - 6/24

Monday, May 6, 2013

Viva Las Vegas Giveaway ~ Ends 6/07

Organized by Adventure Into Domesticland

Sponsored by Alice On Vacation

A big thanks to the co-hosts: Exotic PhilippinesMy Four LittlesStacy's Savings & Other StuffMiss beSavin and Growing Up Gabel!!

Who wouldn't want to win a trip to Las Vegas?!  In my case, just to have a break from the every day demands of being a mom would be such a treat. (which I love, but the demands of the  job can take its toll)  Well, this is the perfect chance to win a break and a little fun time.

Prize Package includes:

4 day and 3 night accommodations at a 3+ star hotel on the strip in Las Vegas, NV for 2 adults! 

(25 years or older)

• A $500 dollar Funbook! (with cash, chips, meals, tokens & show tickets!)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sale Day! And A Lesson In Finance.

Today we endeavored to participate in one of the oldest quick money making and household lightening events...The Garage Sale!  Why is it that garage sales have to start so early in the morning?  Who established the appropriate time to begin the sales?  What on earth made them come to the conclusion of, "Oh, 6:30AM should be perfect."
I think that something along the lines of 8:00AM, or even better 9:00AM, is more along my lines of appropriate sale times.  People are exhausted before that and the children that are toted around tend to just gripe and complain. (okay, maybe just the people holding the garage sales are exhausted)
My youngest sifted through her toy chest and came up with a number of items that were too young for her or were Happy Meal toys that were no longer wanted.  It was so fun to see her excited about filling up her box with items to sell.  She couldn't wait to start selling and collecting some $.
She even had to have the perfect outfit for this morning's event. And for her that was a no-brainer.
"I have to be fancy to sell my stuff mom."
My eldest had a different mindset for tackling this garage sale.  She has been dying to get a pogo stick, so her Daddy decided that she needed to learn how to earn it.  I agreed, it was about time that she fully understood that it takes effort to get the money needed to buy play things.

Here was the plan, which I thought might not work out so well, which was put into effect...
  • Buy some candy, granola bars and water. 
  • Sell each item for $1.
  • Pay Dad & Mom for the purchase price of the product.
  • Pocket the profit.
  • Buy a new scooter.
Well, she did phenomenal!  Not only did she sell enough to pay for the product, she made a profit!
AND she made enough to go purchase her new pogo stick!
AND she still has about 30 items left that she could sell to friends or at another yard sale!
PLUS...a couple who came buy actually have a pogo stick that they are giving to her for FREE! (she has no idea about this Monday after school will be a fun reveal for sure)
At about the middle of the day, a walk became necessary...if for nothing else, just to step away and check out some of the other garage sales in the area. (it was a full community garage sale even)  And along my walk I happened upon this lovely little dove perched up high spying on all of the activity below.
As for Dad & Mom, we got a little extra cash for some things that we needed to clear out. (but we are definitely in need of some sleepy time now)
It turned out to be a good day all around.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Giveaway Link-Up ~ Beginning OR Ending In May

I am busy searching for great giveaways & sweepstakes that I find every month...
There's not time like the present to enter. Here We GO!

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Do you LOVE entering giveaways? We have a nice little assortment for you to enjoy below! AND there is no limit to the number of giveaways you can access & enter!


Do you have a giveaway beginning or ending in the month of May? 
Leave a comment with a link to your giveaway and I will add it to our ever growing list!
SO, why not link-up and share information for readers to find your great giveaways?! 

Giveaways in gray have ended, but the links remain active.

1. Viva Las Vegas Giveaway ~ The Chatty Mom (Ends 6/07)
2. $50,000 Kitchen Sweepstakes ~ House Beautiful (Ends 3/1/14)
3. Washer & Dryer Set ~ Clorox (Ends 06/28) 
4.  1 of 50 Starbucks Cards (Hourly Entries!) ~ Woman Freebies (Ends 5/15)
5. Magellan eXplorist GC GPS ~ Mom To Bed By 8 (Ends 5/13)
6. CutesyWear Shoes Gift Certificates (1 - $50, 2 - $25) 3 Winners ~ Pawsitive Living (Ends 5/16) 
7. Disney's Wreck-It Ralph GAME ON SWEEPSTAKES ~ DisneyRewards (Ends 5/31)
8. iPad with Retina Display ~ Makobi Scribe (Ends 5/15) 
9. Liquid Plumr House Call Sweepstakes ~ Liquid Plumbr (Ends 5/20)
10. Trip for 2 To NY & a VSX Shopping Spree! ~ Victoria's Secret (Ends 6/05) 
11. Talking Ginger Plush & Huge Prize Pack ~ The Night Owl Momma (Ends 5/01) 
12. New Lee Jeans! ~ Lee Jeans (Ends 09/17)
13. $1,000 Daily Prize ~
14. $10,000 Cover Look Sweepstakes (Furnishings!) ~ House Beautiful (Ends 3/1/14)
15. $1,500 Cash! ~ (Ends 5/30)