Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

@dealseekingmom contest...

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Ladies Who Lunch Giveaway: Mario Batali or Elle Lunch Bag

"Cent"sible Sawyer contest...

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$100 Walmart Gift Card Give Away!!

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@tothink contest....

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Check this contest out....

Give Thanks, Save Money: Win $500 Walmart Gift Card

Welcome back! I value your readership, thanks for visiting!
This year has been such a roller coaster year, and I’m thankful for so very much. My family is (almost) all living in the same place again, my wonderful friends (online and off), and perhaps most of all my children’s amazing progress this year with autism. Even through all the trials and tribulations we’ve had thrown at us this year, the blessings still stand out, shining brightly above all the hardships.
I’m also so grateful for amazing bloggy opportunities, not the least of which is the chance to give things away to my readers, those of you that are always here to lend an ear, to support me when I’m down and celebrate with me when I’m up. You’re loyalty humbles me.
That’s why I’m thrilled to have the chance to give away a $500 Walmart gift card, sponsored by Nickelodeon, to one of you just in time for the holidays. You’ll get your card in time for last minute shopping, and I’m seriously so excited to bless one of you with this gift! Even better, all the other Walmart ElevenMoms are giving away the same thing, so you have LOTS of chances to win (sorry, you can only win once though!). Everyone has different rules to their contests, so be sure to read each post carefully.
Most of you know (and can relate to) the fact that the economy has been very hard on our family this year. The holiday season is a little bittersweet when you can’t celebrate the way you’d like to, or are used to. I’ve had to become a bargain finder, deal hunter and all around frugal loving mama, and I can’t get enough of the smart and savvy ideas when it comes to inexpensive gifts and ways to save money this time of the year.
This is where you come in! To enter my contest, I want to learn from you, and find more ways to have a fun and frugal holiday.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I'm engaged

I am officially engaged. My honey asked me in front of everyone at the Thanksgiving table. I really was so shocked. I helped pick out the ring awhile back when walking through Sam's. Yes you heard right. I got my ring at Sam's. It is beautiful. I love it. I have not seen anything like this anywhere. Trust me we looked and looked. I am so happy to be engaged after being solo for so long. I have found what I didnt think I was looking for. He is so good to me and of course he made the right choice by getting my ring that I wanted.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giveaway @frugalupstate

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Walmart is going to help one lucky reader to set their table for the holidays.

Yes, the winner of this giveaway will receive:

A place setting for 8 of Gold or Silver Rimmed (your choice) porcelain dinnerware:
A set of 8 chargers in your choice of Red, Silver or Gold:

A damask table runner in red, green, silver or gold:

Now to the giveaway. This giveaway will run from today, Monday November 24th to Noon, Wednesday November 26th.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Walmart-Black Friday Sales

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Check this page out for the Walmart ad. Make your shopping list and get ready to shop til you drop!!!

Check some of this sales out:
  • Samsung 50″ Plasma HDTV, $798
  • Polaroid 42″ LCD 1080p HDV, $598
  • Emerson 32″ LCD HDTV, $388
  • Samsung 10.2MP Digital Camera, $69
  • Garmin 3.5″ Nuvi 200 GPS, $97
  • Magnavox Blu-ray Player, $128
  • Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Guitar Hero III, $199
  • V Rocker Euro Sound Gaming Chair, $30
  • Video Game Assortment, $10-$30
  • Guitar Hero 3-Disc or Dual Packs, $50
  • Sansui 19″ LCD HDTV, $178
  • 8″ Portable DVD Player, $49
  • Phillips 2GB MP3 Player, $29
  • Blu-ray Disc Assortment, $15

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Walmart Helps the Houston Food Bank

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Walmart will be helping the Houston Food Bank. They have made a commitment to donate 90 million pounds of food every year. A community leader making a difference in our own backyard. I am really amazed at how much Walmart has done. They have even committed to $74,000 just this Holiday season!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


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Wow, takes a build it yourself attitude to another level. What kid is not going to want this for Christmas. The colors, the cars, the parts......LOVE IT!!!! You can build, customize and personalize your own car. My nine year old son loved building his own car and can't wait to start collecting more of them. Build a car, and build a collection. Every boy's dream!!

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By entering the code 93439, you will be entitled to $10 off a $30 RIDEMAKERZ purchase. This offer expires on January 4th, 2009.

Great Christmas Toys

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JAKKS Pacific MUST HAVES.......

Night Vision Goggles-

These goggles were so much fun. My nine year son had a blast playing with these. He was not the only one. These are great for adults too. These goggles take hide and go seek to another level. All thrill seeking boys will be asking for these. We love them!

Girl Gourmet Cupcake Makers-

Look out Betty Crocker here comes Girl Gourmet. The instructions are so easy to read and follow. All the girls and my son had fun creating their own cupcakes. With all the different varieties of flavors you can't go wrong. Everyone can have fun making cupcake themselves. This will be on every little girl's Christmas list this year.