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Happy Family Greek Yogurt Smoothies Giveaway for Tots on the Go

ShareTweet Sophie is my baby and she always will be, the last one, forever the youngest in our family. ┬áBut regardless of her title as the family baby, she’s now a full fledged toddler, busy exploring and getting into trouble every chance she gets. Keeping her at the table for family meals is a challengeContinue Reading

Snacks that Satisfy: Pork By Fork Year of Pork Giveaway

Snacks that Satisfy: Pork By Fork Year of Pork Giveaway

ShareTweet Overnight, my little boy turned into one of those smelly, perpetual motion creatures with a bottomless appetite. I pick him up from the playground, sweaty from heated games of kickball, and his stomach is rumbling. Back in the kitchen, he eats and eats, but cookies and fruit just don’t do the trick. It takesContinue Reading

Tealightful Gift Basket Giveaway

Tealightful Gift Basket Giveaway

ShareTweet I come from a family of passionate tea drinkers. My mother and sister like their tea sweet and milky. They start their day with a steaming cup, and go through another 2 or 3 throughout the day. My mother in law also loves tea, but she prefers hers to be fruity and fragrant, andContinue Reading

Graco Snugride 40 Review and Giveaway

Graco Snugride 40 Review and Giveaway

ShareTweet You hear it at the supermarket, at the doctor’s office, and anywhere a dewy eyed old lady sees you with your baby. “They grow up so fast.” “Enjoy it! It goes so quickly.””I blinked and my kids were grown up.” The platitudes are annoying because they’re so true. With every single one of myContinue Reading

Nescafe Titanium Piccolo Machine Giveaway

Nescafe Titanium Piccolo Machine Giveaway

ShareTweet Is a coffee maker on your Christmas shopping list? If so, I may be able to save you a purchase. Because the response to the last Nescafe coffee machine giveaway I hosted was so good, I have another machine to give away, just in time for Christmas. This time I’m giving away a NescafeContinue Reading

Brownie Bite Surprises and a Decadent Chocolate Giveaway Worth $176

Brownie Bite Surprises and a Decadent Chocolate Giveaway Worth $176

ShareTweet Have you ever been invited to a home shopping party at a friend’s house? Of course you have. And I’m sure the invite puts that same pit in your stomach as it does in mine. You feel compelled to accept, knowing that you’ll then feel compelled to buy an expensive piece of jewelry orContinue Reading

>I Heart Beef Grilling Giveaway

ShareTweet >I love to experiment on the grill with chicken and slowly braised short ribs, dream about whole hogs cooked all day over a pit of hot coals, but that won’t sway my answer. A big juicy steak is still unquestionably my favorite thing to throw on a grill. Nothing beats how the salty crunchinessContinue Reading

>the Ultimate McCormick Cupcake Decorating Giveaway

ShareTweet >I’m a sucker for a cute cupcake. My kids are too for that matter. It’s impossible to resist something small, cute, and tasty-looking, especially if it is shaped like a baby duck. But although I love to eat a cute cupcake, when it comes to making them, I’m essentially a novice. I’ll get adventurousContinue Reading

>Simply Go Gurt Busy Mom Giveaway

ShareTweet >This year was the first year that two of my three children began eating lunch at school. Finding food to put in their lunch boxes that they will both eat can be a challenge. If they had their way, they would eat chicken nuggets and potato chips every day of their life. I’m constantlyContinue Reading

>Date Night Giveaway from Bertolli Frozen Meals

ShareTweet > For the last few weeks, I’ve been traveling… a lot… on the weekends. First there was our vacation to Orlando, then there was the Pillsbury Bake-Off, and then this last weekend, the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Conference in Dayton. All of this packing and unpacking drained me, the kids, and most of all, myContinue Reading

>Dinner for Busy Moms Book Giveaway and Review

ShareTweet > Between homework, soccer practice and ballet class, getting the family together around the dinner table can be a heroic feat. I usually end up tiding the kids over with snacks so we can eat after their extra-curricular activities, but more often than I’d like to admit, I succumb to the temptation of theContinue Reading

>An Interview with Ben Kane and a giveaway of The Silver Eagle Novel

ShareTweet > Ever since I devoured the Forgotten Legion, Ben Kane’s thrilling novel set in the early decline of the Roman empire, I have been anxiously waiting for the sequel to be released. Two weeks ago, my galley of The Silver Eagle arrived in the mail and I plunged right in. This second novel byContinue Reading

>And the Hunt is On… for the Rice Krispies Easter Egg Hunt

ShareTweet > We’re Snap, Crackle, and Pop… and we’re hiding somewhere on Vanessa’s blog. Read the clues below to find us and be closer to win some great prizes… Last week, I posted about decorating Rice Krispie treat eggs this year for Easter as part of a special the Motherhood Rice Krispie treat campaign. NineContinue Reading

>Cheryl’s Easter Basket Giveaway

ShareTweet >And the winner is, as selected by, comment #8: Tracy Smith. Congrats Tracy, can’t wait to hear what you think about the cookies and brownies. Since we’ve moved to Ohio, our extra fridge freezer has been dedicated to Cheryl’s cookies and brownies. Because my husband works there, he regularly comes home with theContinue Reading

An Ode to Beef

An Ode to Beef

ShareTweet > February is the month of love. Not only romantic love… but also the love of beef, because February is “I Heart Beef” month. And if you ask me, I think it’s a perfect fit. There simply is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a tender filet mignon steak followed byContinue Reading

>The Circus is Coming to Cincinnati! Ringling Brothers Giveaway

ShareTweet > *** And the winner is: KY2HERE, comment #18, selected by Congrats and see you at the circus! **** When I was a little girl, I used to dream about joining the circus. I loved all the glitz and the glamour. I pictured myself smiling at the crowd from the bare back ofContinue Reading

>Yo Gabba Gabba Live! is Coming to Cincinnati! Win a Family 4-pack

ShareTweet > *** selected comment #5 as the winner. Jennw2. Congrats and thanks for linking to the contest on your blog and tweeting about it too. I hope to see you at the show – I’ll be there with my 3 year old! ***Just when it seems like the snow will never stop fallingContinue Reading

>Fraggle Rock Wembley’s Egg Surprise Giveaway

ShareTweet > Finding DVDs that will entertain my three kids simultaneously is a challenge. I need movies that appeal to both boys and girls, and that will be cool enough for a second grader and entertaining enough for a three year old. When I do find a title that fits the bill, I stock itContinue Reading

>Quaker CrEATe Your Day Giveaway: What’s YOUR Dream Oatmeal Bowl?

ShareTweet > *** Once again, has spoken and selected comments #36 and #11 as the winners of this oatmeal breakfast kit from Quaker Oats. Nightowl and Benita are our lucky winners! *** The mornings are not only cold here; they’re cold and dark. The only thing I’ve found to keep me from jumping rightContinue Reading

>Bob Evans Fit from the Farm Giveaway

ShareTweet > I think I vacuumed the last sneaky few pine needles from the corners this morning, and when I stood up, I finally accepted that it was time for a diet. Holiday excess is fun while it lasts, but then you’re left with tight jeans and endless days of winter wind and snow. I’veContinue Reading

>Just a Few More Days for my Giant 2010 Giveaway…

ShareTweet >I’m not doing a new giveaway today in the spirit of getting caught up after the holidays. But there is still time to enter… the GIANT 2010 GIVEAWAY Seven prizes… three toys, three books, and one gorgeous lithograph… seven entertainment options to arm yourself for the cold winter months… seven chances to start theContinue Reading