Back-to-School Candlewick Prize Pack of 7 Childrens Books Giveaway 9/11


Candlewick is providing these books, no monetary compensation was received. It's back-to-school time! Candlewick Press is celebrating with this vibrant collection of new releases. These books are recommended for kids ranging from age 5 up to 12 years. Expand their knowledge with The History of Money, Lady Liberty - A Biography, Tiny Creatures The World of Microbes and more. Get them geared up for the new school year with these inspiring, beautifully illustrated non-fiction titles. One Moms Own … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Band Camp #WW


James has signed up for Marching Band! He has played the trumpet since the third grade. As an incoming seventh grader, he is able to join his middle school/high school marching band - the Marching Spartans. When a student signs up for marching band, they must attend a one week long, very intense, overnight band camp. They might as well call it "boot camp". It is grueling for anyone, let alone an incoming 12 year old newbie- practicing, learning marches and formations, etc.. They practice about … {Read More}

Holland House Cooking Wine Prize Pack Giveaway & Pork Terderloin Recipe 9/9


The summer is really flying by, but we still have several weeks left to do some outdoor grilling. To celebrate the remaining summer grilling season,  I am hosting a giveaway of a Holland House Summer Grilling Kit. One Moms Own Words reader will win a portable cooler that is brimming with approx. $50 worth of grilling tools and Holland House Cooking Wine products (prize pictured above). Holland House Marinade & Grilling Tips Marinate your meat. Marinating is a great way to add flavor and … {Read More}

Discovering My Surname Origin on #surnameproject


Thank you to for helping me to learn about my family history. We all have a family tree, and yet how many of us really know it beyond our grandparents and great grandparents?  I didn't know anything about my surname origin beyond my grandfather Ernest Davis on my Dad's side. He passed away the year I was born. Researching my family tree is something I've always wanted to do, but life gets so busy as you know, and things like that take a back seat. That's why I truly am grateful … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 8/16


James had a busy week at Marching Band camp. The majority of the players are shown above practicing at the camp. As a beginning 7th grader, he is able to be a part of the Marching Spartans Marching Band (which includes middle school age and high school kids.) It is a huge commitment for a young seventh grader. During the past week, he stayed overnight all week at this very intense camp. It was just like boot camp. Up at 6:00, and practicing their marching and playing for about 10 hours a day! … {Read More}

Groovy Lab in a Box Giveaway and Review 9/2


I received the Groovy Lab in a Box to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are my own. Groovy Lab in a Box is a product of Academics in a Box Inc. These "labs" are developed by a team of scientists and educators to be more than a science kit but instead a truly custom STEM experience for STEMists, which incorporates the Engineering Design Process and Next Generation Science Standards. What is a STEMist you ask? A STEMist is defined as an expert in applying science, technology, … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Rock-a-Bye Chicken #WW


When you raise hens from little chicks and hold them and squeeze them and name them boys names like Tico, Johnny, Jeffery and Cooper, they tend to enjoy that bond throughout their lives. Here is Ryan snuggling with Jeffery (a hen).  To think they give us eggs too! :) An InLinkz Link-up … {Read More}

George Stella Raspberry Drop Scones


For those following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, these delicious low carb scones are an S (Satisfying) dessert. These have 3 grams of net carbs per scone. This recipe is courtesy of George Stella from the book George Stella’s Still Livin’ Low Carb; A lifetime of Low Carb Recipes. So what crazy diet am I following now? The book and plan  is called Trim Healthy Mama. I am not going to go into a crazy long blog post about how this is the greatest plan since sliced bread - actually hold the … {Read More}

Storage Technologies Kitchen Organizing Products Prize Pack #Giveaway 8/31

storagecollagefinala is a company that manufactures BBQ accessories, storage products, bath products, and more. Their Storage Technologies line features proprietary products like their KnifeDock™ in retailers such as Williams Sonoma, Bed Bath and Beyond, Container Store, Crate and Barrel and others. I received these products for review and for this awesome giveaway, one Moms Own Words reader will receive the Silverwaredock, Spicedock, Knifedock and Spice Bands! Storage Technologies Kitchen … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 8/9


  Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways Ends 8/9 - Family Prize Pack - Moon Pies and T-Shirts Ends 8/11 - Vera Bradley Bag Ends 8/9 - 2 Pks. Moon Pies and Moon Pie T-Shirts Ends 8/18 - Amazon $50 Gift Card Ends 8/26 - Two Kids Craft Books Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania Link Your Giveaways If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway, please link up! For your links, please use the blog name – prize – end … {Read More}

Grilled Sirloin Beef Tips


Today's guest post is from Jane Doiron who blogs at Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. Jane and I have been friends for years. Our husbands work together at the same company. It is so nice to have a great friend who is a blogger too. Jane has said it herself, when it comes to blogging there's tons to talk about and we are never at a loss for words. In addition to blogging, Jane is a full time teacher and a wonderful cook! She wrote her own cookbook a few years ago called Make Ahead Meals for … {Read More}

Refresh Salicylic Acid 2% Peel Review #refreshpeels


   Refresh Salicylic Acid 2% Peel Review I wanted to give this product a try because I watched a You Tube video by an expert make-up artist who claims that the only way to get rid of those nasty black heads is to use salicylic acid. Now, I don't have a ton of black heads, but a couple here and there on my nose. I do have huge pores and if anything can help to shrink them, I'll give it a try! Iv'e been using the product for four nights now. The first thing that I noticed is that the … {Read More}