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Splash of Green

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My children are currently trying to measure the snow.  This is amazing to me.  It has been years since we have had snow stay this early.  Ski resorts are opening early.  Everything this white.

It helps feel more in the holiday spirit.  I am ready for the warmth of family and good food on Thanksgiving and then on to Christmas.

How would you like to add a beautiful wreath, head over to Queen of Savings to enter her giveaway for a 20 inch wreath.

Forest Fresh 20" Classic Wreath from Giveaway

Hosted by: Queen of Savings, Tammie’s Reviews Giveaways & More, Green Grandma, Golden State Mom & Here we go again, ready?


Careful—grandpa may want to steal the ribbon to make a swanky Christmas vest! Our Classic Christmas wreath adds a distinctive touch of holiday elegance to the traditional red and green theme with its ornately embossed red bow and berries. Alive with the evergreen scent of the Cascade forests, the Classic wreath will brighten any place you call home for the holidays.

Prize: 20″ Christmas Classic Wreath

Dates: 11/19-12/3

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!


Get In the Exercise Groove

Welcome to our Shazzy Christian Hip Hop Fitness DVD Sweepstakes~


Giggles and Grimaces is pleased to join Tammie’s Reviews, Giveaways and More in offering this giveaway which is sponsored by Shazzy Fitness.

I am finally getting back in the groove with fitness.  I’ve been walking and running and this week I got in a few more intense workouts with videos.  They are a great way to get sweating, moving and grooving when home with kids or if you have to squeeze in your fitness before or after dark.  Or as Patrice says, “in the Night.”

Here’s a sample of what this lady looked like after a hot, sweaty workout.

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And here’s the girls busting out some moves.

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Come Join us for something a Christian Hip-Hop Dance workout DVD– Shazzy Fitness.

The Company~

Shazzy Fitness is a fun, christian hip-hop dance workout dvd. So many people are afraid of hip hop music thinking it is just something that they would never listen to but I am here to tell you that this country girl fell in love with the music on the DVD as I found it to be energetic and motivational. The list of artist included on the video are Da` T.R.U.T.H., Beezy Brown, E.DOT just to name a few. Shazzy Fitness has 2 DVD’s available: In The Beginning and A Time To Dance. I also want to introduce you to the instructors on the DVD and they are Leslie Alison, Apollo Levine and Vera Musgrove. These 3 instructors bring an awesome array of talent and expertise to the DVD. You can read Tammie’s full review of the DVD by going HERE.

On to the Giveaway~

  • 1 reader will win the Shazzy Fitness DVD of their choice

  • This is open to the U.S. only

  • Winner will be notified by email and chosen via

  • Winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email or another will be chosen

  • Only one winner per household

  • The giveaway will end on 7/9 at 7 p.m.

  • All entries will be verified

  • Void where prohibited

Please enter below using the easy Giveaway Tools widget and Good Luck to you~


Ummmm Chocolate

Thanks for stopping Giggles and Grimaces for this Delicious giveaway!!

Ok, I like Chocolate, but my middle Born, LOVES it.  When sue was 16 months old she looked at a Chocolate commercial and said, with all the sincerity and love she could muster, “Chocolate.”

Fast forward a few years, Caitlyn is 7, Sue is 6 and Patrice is 3…and we are all fans of the movie Frozen.  My favorite scene is when the two sisters, (Anna and Elsa, in case your household hasn’t been taken over by the movie) who haven’t seen or connected with each other in Years, sniff the air, Ask what is that smell and in unison croon, “Chocolate.”  I love their connection over something so many of us can relate to.

And you can win some of this delectable treat that gives so much joy!


Welcome to our Guylian Chocolate Truffle Giveaway~


This giveaway is being Hosted by Tammie’s Reviews, Giveaways and More and Do.Food.Better.. Sponsored by Guylian.

You have not enjoyed chocolate until you have experienced the Guylian Chocolate Experience. Savoring that hazelnut filling and having their chocolate melt in your mouth is a true experience that everyone should have.

Chocolate and Hazelnut, I know that is one of my favorites…Head over to Tammie’s Reviews Giveaways and More to enter this great giveaway.

When you win, come back and tell me about your yummy prize!



Chocolate cake of course!  Can’t believe that little cutie will be 4 in a couple months.  Didn’t I just take this of her third birthday yesterday?


Hallmark Mother’s Day Giveaway

Welcome to our Hallmark Inspirational Women Mother’s Day Giveaway~

Giggles and Grimaces is pleased to promote this giveaway hosted by Tammie’s Reviews, Giveaways and More and sponsored by Hallmark.

I have been inspired by many women in my journey from childhood to now. I remember a feisty little homeroom and history teacher I had in Junior High (hey, that’s what we called it back in the dark ages). She was smaller than almost every student, but she had their respect and love.
Because she cared.
I have an eye that wanders off to the side. It’s not a lazy eye, but similar. I got special glasses to help it look in the right direction. I hated that eye. I got teased about it all the time. One day she saw me in the hallway, grabbed me and said, “Hey Charity, I noticed that eye is tracking for you!!”
It was a little thing, but it mattered. She inspired me to point out the special, no matter how little it may seem.
Who inspires you? Hallmark wants to honor that inspiration with a great prize pack.

You can read Tammie’s Reviews, Giveaways and More’s review by clicking HERE. I cannot wait to hear about all the wonderful stories about who inspired you with their wisdom, their courage or even just an open ear.

On to the giveaway~

This giveaway will be live from 5/1 and will end on 5/8, starting and ending at 7 p.m.

This is open to US only. No P.O. boxes.

All entries will be verified

Winner will be chosen via

Winner will have 24hours to respond.

Winner must be 18 of age or older

3 readers will win a Hallmark prize pack.

Enter below using the easy Giveaway Tools widget and Good Luck to you.

Disclosure: We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible
for product shipment/delivery nor did I receive compensation. Only 1 prize per household. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.

Why not join our Facebook Group to find out about the latest Blogger Opps or contact me and see how I can promote your product for you. For any questions or problems about this Giveaway, contact Tammie at

A Friends Giveaway!

Do you ever feel cool just for knowing someone cool?  I do.  And today I am pretty excited to tell you about  my cool friends.  I went to college with Aaron Zenz‘ wife and also lived near them when they were a newly married couple.  So that makes me cool, because they are cool. 

Aaron is an amazing artist and author.  His first authored and illustrated book was the The HiccupotamusIt is very cute.  I have a copy and have given several copies to others.  It is so cute and so giftable.

And now he his coming out with another book that he wrote and illustrated, Chuckling Ducklings.

Here is just one of the adorable illustrations

 He is celebrating the release of his book with a very generous give away.  Please check it out!  Then you’ll be cool too!

A Fit and Fab Giveaway from Worthy of the Prize Ministries

I was doing some blog hopping today to tell some bloggy friends about this award I gave them.  And I found this giveaway.

As you know I have been trying various things to keep myself mentally and physically fit.  I have been running and doing Jillian Michaels 30 day shred.  I have also been doing a twitter project reading a chapter of Proverbs every day to match the date.  I was wondering if there are other ways to blend my physical health with my spiritual health.  Worthy of the Prize Ministries has figured it out! 

See what they are giving away here and check out their site here.

Purple Cauliflower, Kidlet Funnies and Turtles

I am getting back into the swing of things.  I am working on coming out of a turtle time in life…you know, those times you just don’t want to communicate as much as you normally do.  And I am coming out just in time to enjoy Indian Summer.  It is supposed to be 65 degrees today.  If Sue would get dressed, we would be outside right now, but she doesn’t seem interested.

While hanging out in my shell, I made a couple photo books of my girls.  I got a great deal on one from Shutterfly, so I made one for me to take to work when I go back.  Then Snapfish had a great deal, buy 1, get 2 free; I made one for me and two of my family members will get one for Christmas.  I love Snapfish.  They ship super quick and I love the option of pre-buying my photo prints.  Do you have a favorite photo website?

Here is one photo that made it into both photo books.  Way too cute to leave out!

The girls and I went shopping the other day.  I had a gift card and coupon for Macy’s.  They had a great sale and the jeans that fit me, so off we went.  I got a shirt and jeans for under $25 at Macy’s.  Yup, you read that right!  Anyway, as we were leaving, Caitlyn said, “I thought you were going to take us to JC Moneys!”  Can you guess the moneys are kids get the most often–pennies!!!!  See how that worked in a 4 year olds brain?

Yesterday I was starting a sewing project.  Caitlyn was visiting with me as I pinned out the pattern. 
She says, “I wish you could sew something for Patrice and the three boys.” 
“What 3 boys?” I asked.
“The 3 brothers I want,” she said.
“Umm, 3 at once?”
“Well babies usually come 1 at a time, sometimes 2, but not very often 3.”
“Oh.  Well I prayed and asked Jesus for them.”
“Umm, sometimes Jesus says yes, sometimes He says no, sometimes He says wait.”
Caitlyn is quiet for a short minute…then…
“I asked Jesus and He said Yes!”
Mama is thinking she needs to ask Jesus about this…

The other day the girls and I went to our local Farmers Market.  I have lived here over 6 years now and just went this weekend.  Yes, I know it is the end of the season, but ours is open year round and I did get some yummies.  My midwife passed on her mom’s acorn squash recipe.  It was yummy.  I had never had, nor cooked it before.  It was yummy, I also got a sweet dumpling squash (daughter loved it, mama and daddy, not so much).  And if you are wondering, purple cauliflower turns the water purple when you steam it.  It tastes great.  Tonight we are going to have acorn squash soup.  Wish me luck with that recipe.

I have a burning question…why will my daughter listen to what someone else tells her, but when daddy or I tell her something, it takes a million tellings to sink in?  Remember this post about Caitlyn’s first trip to the dentist?  At that visit, the hygentist told her not to eat sticky candy, like fruit chewies.  The child has not touched them since, not even once.  And she often asks me if the dentist said she can eat something or not. How do they have so much power and where do I get it?  Caitlyn went for her latest check up last week.  All is well!

So do you love my new website colors and design?  My wonderful friend, Lori over at Dollyoutfitters did the lovely makeover.  To celebrate, I am going to host my very first giveaway soon…be watching for my blog post about sewing…

A great giveaway on another blog

I found through someone else’s blog, this fun food blog called  She shows beautiful pictures of food she makes.  Sometimes with the recipe and sometimes without, but always breathtaking pictures.

She is currently hosting a giveaway for a great food scale that tells you the nutritional breakdown of the food.  You should check out this giveaway.  Click here to puruse the giveaway and enter if you wish.

My pictures will not be as lovely as hers, but I am thinking of making a blueberry pie today.  IF I do and IF it turns out, I will come back and put up some pictures for you.  While you are waiting for those pictures, check out these cuties…

First we picked the pumpkins (10/5/10)

Have fun!

A Children’s Book Giveaway on Another Blog

I found this contest through a post on facebook by the Creation Museum.  Our family has not had a chance to visit the Creation Museum, but one of my siblings has and LOVES it.

A new book by Ken Ham, Charlie and Trike, In the Grand Canyon Adventure sounds really fun and educational, what more could you ask for???

Check out the review and giveaway over on the blog, Reviews and Reflections.

Now I am off to hold Patrice some more!!!!

A giveaway over at An Ordinary Mom

Check this out…a cool ProFlowers giveaway on a great blog!!!!  I have used ProFlowers for sending flowers, but never for baskets.  My experience with ProFlowers has been very positive.  I like to use a local florist, but sometimes on-line is the way to go.  Jump over here to check out her review of the tea basket and see how easy it is to enter!!!!

Good luck and enjoy!