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Awesome Giveaway!

I was checking out some on-line blog giveaways and stumbled across this one from Saving for the Farm .  The winner receives 20 pages designed and ready to use in a photobook.  I would so love to win this one because I have not been able to use my PSP to do scrapbooking in months and there are some pictures that I would really like to do a nice photobook of.  So go on over and enter to win yourself…and while you’re at it check out her blog too, she’s got lots of money saving tips to share!


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Ok, so most of the Christmas stuff is down and I even mananged to go through it, pack it all into plastic bins and label each box with what’s inside.  No more piles of cardboard boxes of all different sizes teetering on top of each other.  I even packed the breakable ornaments separately.  All that’s left is the Nativity set and all the Christmas stuff will be away. 

My next project is working on our grocery budget.  I had already planned to try and keep track of all the money we spend on groceries starting on January 1st, but I was very happy to find links to MommySnacks.net  ‘s forms to help track grocery spending.  There’s one to track your total spending and your percentage of savings if you use coupons.  The other lets you track what you spend/save at each store weekly.  Check it out if you’re looking for a pretty simple tracking system that does all the adding for you :). 

Speaking of groceries…$5 Dinners is doing a $25 Kroger’s Give away so stop over and enter to win!   I’ve actually never shopped at Kroger’s before but I’ve heard so much about it that when I saw this contest I decided to see if there was one anywhere near me and it turns out there’s one right in my Aunt and Uncle’s town about 45 minutes away.  We’ll be helping them move out of their house soon so I’ll have to scoot over and check it out when I get there :)!

My other organizing goal is to start doing menu plans again.  I’d been doing them pretty regularly several months ago, but with the holidays and whatnot I’ve gotten away from it.  I think I’ll start that next week…by the time I get to sit down and work on it this week will be almost over anyway LoL!  I’ve got a whole chicken to cook and I think I’m going to try making a chicken pot pie with the leftovers…I’ve never done one before but I just love pot pies so we’ll have to see how that goes.  If anyone has a good recipe let me know :)!

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Yeah I won!

I entered to win a Bath and Bodyworks gift card last week and I just found out that I won!  Woo Hoo!  Many thanks to Knit Purl Gurl at Mommatudes for offering the giveaway…go check out her blog, there’s lots of money saving tips, crafts and fun family ideas (I think I’m going to do the ‘Faux Gingerbread House’ this weekend!).

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The picture I entered of my Hubby in Five Minutes For Moms The Kid in you photo Contest is one of the twenty finalists!!  I can’t believe it :D!  We could win the grand prize, a Wii, or a pinata stuffed with Nestles Crunch Bars…so either Scottie could be very happy or I could LoL!  Now we just need some votes!  You can find all the finalists photos here Scottie’s picture is about halfway down…he’s the one with the big coyote ears LoL! 

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Five Minutes for Mom is  having a photo contest called The Kid in You and looking for the Spirit of Childhood…this is the photo that came to mind of my hubby at the Bronx Zoo.  My daughter wasn’t even one yet at the time so he was forced to play with all the cool stuff at the children’s zoo by himself LoL.  There’s lots of very cute photos to check out over there!  Wish us luck :)!


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When I saw there was a Motherhood Photo Contest  on Five Minutes for Mom, this is the first photo that came to mind!  A picture of my daughter and I when she was just 6 weeks old…seems like just yesterday and a hundred years ago all at once. 

ETA: It appears that I’m too late to enter the contest but what better photo to have up for Mother’s Day Week anyway.  Here’s a link to Five Minutes For Mom’s Mother’s Day Giveaway post with lots of giveaways you can enter to win.   

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I’m so excited that after spending hours last week checking out websites and entering many, many blog contests I found out the other day that I won the Family Game Night Package offered by Kristen at We are THAT Family  .  She offered a Very generous prize including six games, one of which is Risk, one of my families favorites (the fact that its the Transformers version means our younger nephews will probably be joining in too!).  Go check out her site, its very entertaining.  I’ll be adding her blog to my list of blogs to check on daily for sure! 

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