Giveaways Around the Net

Don't forget my own Ribbon Rockstar giveaway here at a dash of sassitude!

The Opinionated Parent

The Opinionated Parent is hosting a giveaway for a fun kid's CD called Fast and Feisty by Princess Katie & Racer Steve. The music is lively and the message is positive. I can see Little Miss Princess and Wild Dude dancing around the house to this. :) Go check it out before the deadline on March 5, 2008 at midnight MST.


Tag, I'm It

I've been tagged by Tami from Tree Swing Reading for this fun meme.

The Rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

The nearest book happens to be the one I just reviewed on my other blog, Penning Prose with Audra Silva: Taming Rafe by Susan May Warren.

Here's the snippet from page 123:

"From the colors and delicacy of the flowers to the landscape that can't make up its mind to the sky that seems to stretch from the first gasp of wonder to the next and beyond." She lay back onto the grass, tracing the clouds, in the endless ocean of blue. "Yeah, I like this place."

This was such a good book. Check out my review here.

I tag Charlyn, Jules, Bev (who needs to write a post this year), Pietra, and Heather. Leave a comment if you do it, so I can come check it out. :)

Review and giveaway: Ribbon Rockstar

It's giveaway time. Stay tuned for the giveaway at the end of the review.

When Linda from Ribbon Rockstar contacted me to review her product, it took only a few minutes on her website before I eagerly agreed. Her bows are adorable and come in a various sizes, many different styles, a huge array of colors and two choices of clip types. I'm really pleased with the quality of these bows. The ribbon looks secure and she even covers part of the clip.

Her Baby Bows are about 1.5-2 inches wide. These little bows are perfect for babies and for pulling the hair back on the sides of older girls.

I received the Double Stacker in pink and white from the Basic Hair Bows section. Here's Little Miss Princess modeling this bow:

She made sure to turn, so you could see the back. She loved modeling this bow. As you can see, the Basic Bows are anything, but basic.

Next, Linda makes Boutique Hair Bows and the ribbons she uses have a lot of sassitude. These bows are fun and it would be hard to choose a favorite in this group.

The Character Hair Bows will be sure to excite your daughter. I have fallen in love with Miss Mouse myself. AND one of these character bows has been chosen for our giveaway, so stay tuned.

There are also Holiday Bows for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Christmas and even Patriotic Bows.

She has even made some Made to Match Bows for Gymboree. These would be adorable in any outfit that matches the colors. I have Standard Poodles and I'm thinking the Made to Match Tres Chic bows would be nice to have.

The final category is School Spirit. My second sample bow came from this group. Little Miss Princess wasn't quite in the modeling mood for this set of photos, but we managed to get some cute photos to show off the fantabulous Apple for the Teacher Bow. This one is perfect for the homeschooling mom or teacher or to match an apple outfit which we just so happen to have:

That is Little Miss Princess signing I love You (her interpretation) and starting to crumple. She became happy again when I showed her the pictures.

Here's a close up of this adorable bow.

I have one of each style of clip and they are both wonderful. If you have a little girl who loves wearing bows, either clip would be fine. However, if she doesn't like it when you take too long fixing her hair or if she decides she is done NOW, I recommend the alligator clip. It is quick to get in and out fast.

Win it: Linda has graciously offered a Hanna Montana Bowto be given away to one my readers.

Here's what you need to do to enter:

1. Visit Ribbon Rockstar and browse around.

2. Come back here to this post and leave a comment telling me which bow is your favorite and who you'd like to win the Hannah Montana bow for.

3. Extra entries:
a. Blog about this giveaway on your blog, come back here and leave a separate comment with the url directly to the blog post.
b. Subscribe to my blog (you can subscribe at the top of the sidebar), come back here and a separate comment telling me you did.
c. Add my button to your blog's sidebar, come back here and leave a separate comment with the url to your blog.

4. Make sure I have a way of contacting you or come back to see if you have won and then email me. If you haven't claimed your prize within three days, I'll have to choose another winner.

You have the chance for three extra entries, but you have to leave a separate comment for each thing you do, to make it easier for me to count the entries.

Contest ends Friday, February 29th. I'll announce the winners on Saturday, March 1st.


Giveaways Around the Net

We seem to be going around and around with colds or bugs this winter. I'm fighting a cold, have fluid in my ears, and now it's moving to my chest. Fun. My voice seems to be coming and going today much to the delight of my children. Sounds like a great day to enter contests. :)

You Know, Whatever Giveaway

I'm A Drama Mama is hosting a "You Know, Whatever Giveaway" to celebrate her blog turning 1. What's the prize? It's a mystery. I love a good mystery, don't you? If you do, go grab the button before February 26th.

Kristin from An Ordinary Life is hosting a giveaway for some cool Retro Style sunglasses from Baby Banz. These are so cute! Deadline is March 1st.

Pippin Party is hosting a giveaway for a cool set (8) of Happy Birthday Plates from Department 56. They have some great posts about hosting parties, too. Check it out before the deadline on Saturday, March 1st.

Want your little one to learn sign language? Sassyfrazz is having a giveaway for a Baby Signing Time gift set or a Signing Time gift set. You can find out more about the DVDs from the Signing Time website. The deadline to enter is March 2 at 11:59 PM CST.

MommyKnows and www.thebabymarketplace.com (a great place to shop and learn about cloth diapers) are hosting the bumGenius 3.0 One-Size Cloth Diaper Give Away. Go on over and comment and be entered to Win one of two bumGenius 3.0 One-Size Cloth Diapers. Contest is over on February 27th, 2008 (@ 9:59 pm MT)


I'm a finalist!

This is a sticky note. Scroll down for current post. :)

I'm a finalist for the Most Evocative Haiku for the Haiku Buckaroo contest over on My Mommy's Place. My entries can be found here and here.

I had a blast writing these and entering, but I had no idea I'd end up a finalist. :) Mine starts with 'As the gray sky weeps...'

Go cast your votes for your favorite Haiku now before it's too late.

Giveaways Around the Net

Christine from Diapers to Diapers, and beyond! is holding two giveaways. First, you can win a $20 gift certificate to Announcements Galore. The deadline is 9pm (PST) Feb. 25th.

Her other giveaway is for a $25 gift certificate to Ribbon Rock Star. Let me tell you, these bows are so darn cute! (Look for my own review and giveaway coming soon!) Deadline to enter is 9pm (PST) Feb. 27th.

Need a blog makeover? Jen from Trendy Mommy Blog Design is giving away not one, but FIVE blog makeovers! Go check it out before the deadline on Tuesday, February 26th at midnight.

Blessed Arrows is having a giveaway where you can win the chance to choose one item from their store. She has some cute things on there. The deadline is 2/24/08.


Skin Care Part 1

I don't really have a skin care regimen in place and my skin shows it. I don't break out a lot, but I have a subtle roughness on my face. My forehead has tiny bumps on it, my skin is dry and sometimes the T-Zone shines. Most of this isn't really noticeable to others, but I see it.

I love applying and trying new things in the art of makeup, but the canvas, my face, could use some improvement. I'm on a hunt for better skin tone and texture.

My plan is to use the Cetaphil knockoff morning and night with just a touch of moisturizer. I'm not going to use any foundation for a while unless I'm having my picture taken because it does even things out a bit.

What do you like to use to cleanse and moisturize your face? What does your facial skin care regimen consist of? Do you wash your face once or twice a day? Or are you more like me and it's a hit or miss routine?


Momviews - Bright October giveaway

I told you Momviews has some fun giveaways. You can win a Haba Little Garden Pegging Game from Bright October. This is a cute wooden peg board game where your little one arranges the pieces of the garden. The deadline to enter is February 13th.

Momviews Giveaway - Pediped Shoes

Momviews has another fun giveaway for the cutest shoes by Pediped! These would be adorable on Little Miss Princess. The soft soles and comfortable cushion makes these perfect for little feet. Hurry because the contest ends tomorrow, February 11th.

Momviews Giveaway - magazine subscription

Momviews is hosting a giveaway. You can win a 2 year subscription to a new magazine for moms called Hybrid Mom. It's by moms about issues relevant to moms. Deadline to enter is February 13th.

Giveaways Around the Net

I know I've been quiet. We've had a tummy bug going through the family this week. It's been a mess (literally and we had the laundry to prove it), but we seem to be almost over it. Just Little Miss Princess (almost 2) and mama.

Now on to the fun stuff:

Kailani is hosting a jewelry giveaway on An Island Life. You can win a beautiful necklace from Hazelnut Cottage. I especially love the meaning behind it which she mentions in her post. Check it out before the deadline on February 14th.

Kat is giving away a shirt from LTDchix. These shirts capture life as a mom with sassitude. My favorite design is this Fitness one, although I can relate to a couple of them for sure. Deadline is February 14th.

Teresa is holding a new contest over at her personal blog. Those entering have a chance at winning a beautiful floral necklace created by Lori Jaclyn. She’s willing to ship the prize anywhere, so anyone is eligible to participate! Deadline is February 17th.


And the winner is...

somebody, but first, a message from the Queen of Sassitude:

Thank you, thank you. Speaking of thank you, thank you for joining in the fun here. I had a blast doing this giveaway and reading everyone's comments. Apparently, the dead plant is the new potted plant look. YES! I'm fashionable!

I will get around to visiting those of you who left a url in their comment, but it may take time. I am a mother of six and the comments on this blog alone were 126. I hosted five giveaways on five different blogs (I'm a blog addict), so you can imagine it might take a while.

Also, thanks to Shannon over on Bloggy Giveaways for making this fun event possible.

One more quick note before I announce the winner. You might want to subscribe to this blog because it is actually a blog where I host giveaways, review items (email me if you'd like me to review your product), and generally dish some sassitude. My email is over in the sidebar, along with my button if you want to share some linky love, and a way to subscribe if anyone is interested (you know you are - DO IT!
) This has been a subliminal message in which you will now have the desire to do one of those things.

Now on to the fun! Who is the winner out of 126 comments? Let's turn to the overworked Random.org:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-02-04 02:07:23 UTC

Number eight is:

Margaret who said...The mug is super cute!

Way to go, Margaret! I'd share some Linky Love, but alas, no URL. So, everyone say congrats in the comments! Margaret, email me with your snail address, so I can mail out your prize. :)

I hope everyone had a lot of fun and come back and visit sometime. If you leave your url, I'll come visit. :)


Giveaways Around the Net

As always, I'll add giveaways to this post as I come across them today. :)

Angela and Connor are giving away a Yoga Mommies DVD over on their Seven Dogs and A Baby blog. Check out the review and then enter to win before Feb. 6th at midnight.

Popular Baby Products is having a giveaway for a $35 gift certificate to Attitude Pie. They have some cute clothes! Deadline to enter is Thursday, February 7th.

Giveaway Marathon

I think I wore my fingers down to nubs entering all of those giveaways. I've had a blast both entering and holding my own giveaways this week. Mine end later today, so hurry if you haven't entered yet:


I'm glad there is a break between the big Bloggy Giveaway Carnivals, but I'm already planning what to give away next time. :)

Stay tuned for the winners to be announced tomorrow!

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