Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 11/1

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Do you believe in ghosts?!! In case you missed it, check out this scary ghost story that I posted a few years ago. Happy Halloween!! Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways Ends 11/3 - Jif to Go Dippers Ends 11/6 - Smith Brothers Wellness Prize Pack Ends 10/31 - Mike and Ike Halloween Candy Ends 11/11 - Minecraft for Dummies Books Ends 11/17 - George Stella's The Complete Low Carb Cookbook Ends 11/18 - … {Read More}

“Charmazing” Custom Charm Bracelet Giveaway 11/20

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I may not have a daughter of my own, but as a part time recess aide at Ryan's school, I am getting to know all of the fifth grade tween girls quite well. I've got a feeling that this brand-new collection of custom charm bracelet activity sets from Wooky Entertainment called "Charmazing" will be a HUGE hit with the girls! I can see these dangling on their wrists now. :) So what about you? Do you have a tween girl or know one that might like to make some "Charmazing" charm bracelets? If so, you … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Kitchen Remodel #WW

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Well, it's been a long time coming. After living here for about 20 years, we are having our kitchen remodeled. Here is the before picture. While there are still some appliances on the counter tops, everything has been cleaned out of the cabinets. We've got stuff in boxes and bins on the floor and on tables. We have this open shelf that we bought a while ago at Home Depot which has come in handy for dishes, silverware and some foods. This island is coming out today. My father made this for … {Read More}

Smashbox CC Cream Giveaway and Review 11/18

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  What is a CC cream? It is a color correcting cream that is supposed to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. The Smashbox CC Cream is said to brighten skin for a more even complexion as well as fade sunspots and acne marks. I received this cream for review and one Moms Own Words reader will win the Smashbox CC Cream in their shade! Smashbox CC Cream Review I've reached that age where I can't use full coverage/heavy makeups because they will accentuate my wrinkles and large … {Read More}

George Stella’s The Complete Low Carb Cookbook Giveaway and Review 11/17

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I really love sugar, but at my middle age, it doesn't love me back so much anymore. I will most likely never give it up entirely, but I've learned that in order to maintain my weight, I really need to cut back on the sugar and carbs. My favorite low carb chef and cookbook author has to be George Stella. His story is so inspirational! He lost over 250 lbs eating low carb or "Stella Style" as he coined it. He comes across as a  very genuine person. He is a professional chef and family-man who … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 10/25

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In keeping with the Halloween spirit, enjoy these zombies! Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways Ends 10/20 – $25 McDonald’s Gift Card Ends 10/27 - Baskin Robbins $31 Gift Card Ends 11/3 - Jif to Go Dippers Ends 11/6 - Smith Brothers Wellness Prize Pack Ends 10/31 - Mike and Ike Halloween Candy Ends 11/11 - Minecraft for Dummies Books If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway, please link up! For your … {Read More}

Family Fun’s Top 10 Toy Winners for 2014

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This post is not sponsored. I haven't even thought about the upcoming holidays, until, that is, I received this 2014 Toy List from Family Fun. I love checking out these types of lists and this list in particular gives me some great ideas for Christmas gift shopping. Hope this list gives you some ideas too! ;) Flying cars, a DJ studio, and a fashion show that comes to life – these are just some of the toys that have been named winners in FamilyFun Magazine’s Toy of the Year Awards! After … {Read More}

Celebrating Mini Milestones with Caramel Apples & Netflix #Stream Team

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This September was a busy month for us. Not only did the kids go back to school, but I went back to work at Ryan's school part-time as an aide. It's been 10 years since I've worked outside of the house, I guess that would qualify as a mini milestone! This is James first year in the Marching Band and Grant's first year as Ryan's soccer coach. Later next year, Ryan will be going to Nature's Classroom for a whole week! That will be a milestone for him. Other than his grandmother's house, he has … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Morning Glories #WW

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I love these Morning Glories in our planters on our deck. I planted them years ago and they come back every year! I thought they were annuals, but this particular type is clearly a perennial. I don't have much time to maintain them - so they are my type of hearty plant. An InLinkz Link-up … {Read More}

Minecraft for Dummies Series Books Giveaway 11/11

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This is Markus Persson. He is the Swedish video game programmer and designer responsible for my kids spending hours on my lap top playing a little game called Minecraft. Now I know who to blame and I thought you guys might like to know too! ;) To say Minecraft is a craze is an understatement! James needed a new lap top for school, but like many other kids, he spends a much more time playing Minecraft compared to using the lap top for school work. He has a fancy "gaming mouse" too, of … {Read More}

Mike and Ike Halloween Candy Giveaway 10/31

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I received Mike and Ike candy for this review and additional products are being offered for this giveaway from Just Born. Opinions expressed are my own. MIKE AND IKE® Mummy’s Mix and the new MIKE AND IKE® Vampire Variety are perfect for trick-or-treaters this Halloween! We received these Mike and Ike flavors and one Moms Own Words reader will win a nice Mike and Ike prize pack of 10 ea.  5 ounce theater boxes (5 of each flavor!) My boys love Mike and Ike candies and were thrilled to see that … {Read More}

Saturday Giveaway Linky Link Your Giveaways 10/17

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:)   Please link up your giveaways below. Check out mine and enter a couple while you are here. My Giveaways Ends 10/20 – $25 McDonald’s Gift Card Ends 10/27 - Baskin Robbins $31 Gift Card Ends 11/3 - Jif to Go Dippers Ends 11/6 - Smith Brothers Wellness Prize Pack If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway, please link up! For your links, please use the blog name – prize – end date format and link to your giveaway post. Any other links will have to be deleted. Be … {Read More}