Monday, January 31, 2011

Cover Girls 50th Anniversary Celebration

Have you checked out the Cover Girl 50th Anniversary Celebration on Facebook. Click here to check it out

Disclosure: This is an uncompensated blog post as part of the Covergirl BZZAGENT Campaign. All opinions are my own!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Purex Winners

Congrats to the winners of my Purex Crystals Softener
Emmy, Tami and RubyMoon I will be emailing you in a moment. Thank you all for entering my giveaway!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Box Tops For Education $50,000,000 Flash Parade

Box Tops for Education is a program that is near and dear to my heart. While my daughter was in elementary school I was the Box Top Co-Ordinator for her school for three years. During my three year run I am proud to say that the school program earned more money then they ever had since they joined.

As most of you are aware that with the economy in the sad state that it is in now schools are hurting. The Box Top program is something that any family can participate in to help their school earn money and it doesn't cost you one penny. Products that have Box Tops on them are probably already in your home. All you have to do is clip them off the packaging and send them into your child's school. There are hundreds of products that have a box top on them.

Even if you don't have a school age child your neighborhood school could still benefit if you clip the box tops and mail them into the school.

My daughter is moving on to high school next year. I'm not sure if high schools participate in the program. If her school doesn't I will still clip box tops and send them in to the elementary school she attended.

Go to Box Tops for Education and check out how your childs school is doing. Then start clipping and send them in!

Disclosure: I am part of the MyBlogSpark network of bloggers. All opinions are my own!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Feature Added

I'd like to invite you to the new A Thrifty Blogger Community on BlogFrog.

I have been a member of BlogFrog for awhile now and decided to add their new community feature to my blog.

I would love to get some good conversations started on money saving type things. So please click below and join. I'd love to get to know my readers better. Once you join you can log in directly from BlogFrog or simply click on the Community button above. I hope to see you there soon!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Old El Paso Winner

Saturday morning I woke up with a sore throat and it was all down hill from there.Aches, pains, chills and a fever that I just can't seem to shake after four days later. Three other family members in the household are all sick now. My poor daughter had to go to school to take her mid terms with a 101 fever. Now way around it I almost kept her home till she told me it was 50% of her grade and she insisted on going. Now who knows who will get it from her.

Any way I managed to pick a winner on Tuesday but didn't have the energy to post it until now.

Congrats barblong. I'll be emailing you soon!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Twitter Hop Thursday

Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply StacieThe King’s Court IVLittle Yaya’sKelly’s Lucky You and Dear Crissy.
Would you like more Twitter followers and be introduced to more neat blogs and businesses out there? Come and join us!!
1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all).
2. Click on the Twitter for the four hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.
3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they’ll know where to follow you!
Spread the word and add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you’ll see “Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code”. Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!
We have selected a Twitterer of the Week from last week’s entries and the lucky winner is DragonFlySweetN! They will be in the #6 spot! We will choose next week’s winner from everyone who participated today.
Please only add your Twitter url. All other entries will be deleted. Thank you!
This is a Blog Hop! 12 entries so far... you're next!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Purex Complete Crystals Softener Giveaway

Back in December I posted my Purex Complete Crystals Softener review. You can read it here .

I have to tell you almost three weeks later and I am still impressed. I just pulled a shirt out of my closet that was washed almost three weeks ago and I can still smell the scent from the softener. And it is a nice mellow scent not an overpowering, take your breath away scent. I really like it.

Purex Complete Crystals Softener is available in three fragrances:

 Fresh Spring Waters TM
Lavender Blossom TM
Tropical Splash.TM

I sampled the Fresh Spring Waters scent and really liked it but I love the scent of Lavender so as soon as I get down to the Walmart I will pick up a bottle of the Lavender Blossom scent.

Purex has been generous enough to allow me to offer three coupons for a bottle of Purex Complete Crystals Softener to my readers. 

Giveaway Prize: Three lucky winners will win a coupon good for a bottle of Purex Complete Crystals Softener

Giveaway Ends: January 26th, 2011 11:59 pm eastern

Giveaway is open to US residents only

Mandatory Entry: Tell me which one of the scents you will use your coupon for if you are a lucky winner.

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6) Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my blog earns you 5 extra entries.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck !

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nella's ONEder Fund and the National Down Syndrome Society Fund Raiser

Back in October I posted about my grand daughter Addison's open heart surgery. You can read about it here

Addison has Down Syndrome. We knew she would have the heart surgery months before she was even born. It is amazing what the doctor's can tell you these days.

When my daughter first found out the baby she was carrying had a 90% chance of having Down Syndrome she did what most people do these days and went searching the internet. When she did she found the heart breaking story of Kelle Hampton and her daughter Nella. Here is the link to Nella's birth story Let me warn you here you will need a box of tissues. It is a tear jerker!

Unlike my daughter, Kelle and her family had no early indication that Nella had Down Syndrome. It was a complete surprise and Kelle has been writing on her blog about her experience. She has also been doing a lot for Down Syndrome children by getting the word out there and collecting donations.

I think it is wonderfull what Kelle Hampton has done for Down Syndrome Thousands of people read her blog every day. 
Well Nella is turning one and Kelle has decided to send a call out to everyone and anyone.She is collecting donations for the NDDS which is the National Down Syndrome Society by setting up the Nella's ONEder Fund. The NDDS does many things for children who have Down Syndrome.

So I am putting out my own call to my readers. If you can afford to make a small donation. To help Kelle reach her goal of $30,000 dollars please visit her site here and click on the link in her banner to donate.

 She is getting very close to her goal! She has already collected $26,480 as I am writing this. Every dollar helps so please help if you can!

Thank you!!

If you could help spread the word please share this link. Thank you!