Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kitchen Confidential (confidentially, its a mess!)

One thing nobody ever bothers to mention (at least, they didn't to me) is how messy kids can be. Maybe I'm in the minority here, because I never hear people talk about it. Well here it is, in all its glory. Kids Are Messy! They will color on your walls (freshly painted), eat the cake out of the fridge (the one for the dinner party) while in their nicest clothes, they will find the deepest squishiest mud puddle and go play in it (while loading up, and running late, for a birthday party).

They will dump that basket of clean clothes on to the floor with all the puppy hair (again), they will unload your washing machine when you aren't looking (there was a lady bug in there!), they will scavenge all the candy you stockpiled for Halloween (in less than a week), eat all the Ben & Jerry's in the house (before you  get out of bed and make breakfast).

Yep, kids are messy. You might as well wrap your kitchen in plastic, and put those covers on your furniture (we don't have them, but we bought/buy all our furniture used...this is why). If you have anything nice that you like, pack it up. Don't put it up high, it will get knocked down. Don't put it in your room, they will play in there while you think they're sleeping. I know, lots of people are going to disagree with me. Well, you never met my kids. They are just like their momma, they are constantly questioning, always curious, and furious little plunderers. Worse than a raccoon when it comes to shiny stuff.

Hope you enjoyed this. Pass it on to any new parents you may know. They really deserve the kindness of being clued in. As for me, I'm off to scrub my kitchen chairs, again. Have a great day.

For more information on cleaning, and kids, check out the links below.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crown Royal Facebook Contest and Prize Giveaway

If you like Crown Royal, or know someone who does, then head on over to their facebook page. You will have to allow the application to access your information and sign up for their "society" with an email address. It's easy and it doesn't take long. This week's prize is a SNUGGY made entirely from Crown Royal Bags. Pretty Neat!! They are doing one giveaway a week, not sure for how long. Next weeks prize is a Crown Royal Duffle Bag. Only one entry per person. 
Also going on right now with Crown Royal is the book they are putting together. You can submit pictures/ideas of things you have done, made, want to do or make with crown royal bags. Other fans of the site have the option to vote. Winners will get published in the book. There may be other prizes, but I didn't see anything listed. I will keep you posted. 
So, once again, head over and become a fan of Crown Royal on Facebook and enter to win lots of neat and unique prizes. Also, check out the awesome stuff others have made.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I Love Free Stuff!

First, I have to give credit where credit is due. I wouldn't have gotten these freebies without Shelley's Swag wonderful posts I Love My Mailman.  (Sorry Shelley, I couldn't get that cute little heart to show up ;)

So, here's my take for this week. 

1 Full Day Sample of Parents Choice Infant Formula (walmart sample)
1 small Pedometer and Coupons from Nature's Bounty
1 Huggies Booklet with Coupons and Info (sign up @
1 3pack of John Frieda Root Awakenings Collection and Coupon
1 Dove for Men+care Body & Face Wash 1.8 fl.oz (walmart sample)
1 2pack of eb5 creams (facial creme and eye cream)
1 Eucerin Lotion pack and Coupon
1 Reusable Grocery Bag and Coupons from Earthbound Farms
1 2pack Prevacid OTC (not pictured, hubby already took them)

So you see, you can get something out of all that time on the computer. :) Even if you can't use something, order it and donate it to a local charity of your choice. That way someone who does need it can get it. And if you get in early enough on the good ones, you can get some freebies that are gift-worthy, thereby saving you some cash, which is a good thing in any economy.

Hope you enjoyed this. 
And be sure to check out Shelley's Swag for her list of latest freebies (with links!)
Look for the "Freebies In My Mail" link a little ways down on the left side of the page.