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Review and Giveaway:  

Monday, March 30, 2009


Today I bring to you an excellent website with a phenomenal service. Tutor

From their site:

TutorMatch is the oldest tutor referral network on the internet -- we've been providing parents and students with free local tutor searches since 1996. We have local tutors in thousands of cities across every state in the country, and we also offer online tutor services as well.

Here's how it works:

Tutors - which can be work at home moms and dads, teachers, or just about anybody willing to work with students - can sign up to list their profile on And it's completely safe! TutorMatch only lists the user's profile and protects their identity.

Parents and students can then search for either local tutors near them or online tutors anywhere in the world, for free. The tutor's last names and contact info are anonymous, and parents nor the students have to sign up or enter any personal info to use this service! That for me is ideal! When you find a tutor you would like to interview, only then is personal information entered into the system.

Parents and students are free and welcome to interview and contact as many tutors as they want. Think of their service at TutorMatch as a big phone book for tutors.

If you are a tutor seeking some kids to tutor, all you have to do is a simple search for one! If you want to sign up to tutor, that's easy too!

I did a search for some tutors in my area and I located 22 tutors! Wow! That's a good amount! I honestly didn't expect to see that many! I live in a highly populated area, but I just didn't expect that many people to know about TutorMatch! I am pleasantly surprised!

TutorMatch also has a blog, Homework Help Today, and if anyone is interested in having their blog or website reviewed, let me know. If it's of interest to parents, students, or teachers, they would love to publish it!

Now... On to the Giveaway...

Win a Membership to TutorMatch!

TutorMatch wants to give 4 of my readers each a 6-month premium membership for this great service!

To enter:

Leave a comment who could most use the tutoring service in your household (1 entry)

Search for a tutor in your area and let me know how many you find within 20 miles (1 entry)

Follow my blog (1 entry)

Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)

Subscribe to my blog (1 entry)

Put my blog in your Technorati faves (2 entries)

Blog about this giveaway, linking it back here and to TutorMatch (3 entries)

Tweet about this giveaway and come back and leave me the direct URL to your tweet (1 entry)

Grab my button and leave me a link where it's at (1 entry)

Follow my blog at Networking Blogs (button is on left sidebar) (2 entries)

Email 3 of your friends with the link to this giveaway, and CC me on the email (3 entries)

The giveaway will end on May 4th at midnight. I will use to determine the winners and I will post them here on the 22nd, as well as email them directly. The winners will be required to sign up on the website within 48 hours, as well as contact me within the same amount of time, so that their membership can be upgraded to the premium membership.

Giveaway is open to US residents only.

Thanks for visiting and Good luck!

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Ahh... Relaxation...  

You know how it is. You've had a long day. You come home to "Mom!", "Mom!", every other minute - or so it seems.

Cook dinner, clean up necessary items, make sure homework is done, help with it if necessary, eat dinner, and then clean it up too.

Then hear the 12 year old's mouth. If it was me growing up, I would have gotten my teeth knocked out! Then my 10 year old




Shew... I just cleaned up dinner and had them go to bed, and I came in here to blog and connect with people, and play some Mafia Wars, oh and listen to the DVR-ed Y&R from today. I didn't get enough sleep last night, I almost woke up late, it was a rough Monday... Need I say more?

I get up at 4:30 am to get out the door by 5:30, and be at work by 6:30, and I work a long ten-hour day with 42 men and 2 other women (which is another blog post in itself!) and I'm...


Quiet Time Pictures, Images and Photos
Image Courtesy Bonita's Beauties

I belong there.

I know I'm not alone in this... Share your relaxation techniques and the way you unwind after a long day.

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Stork Snapshots: Contest!  

I came across this great site earlier in the week called Stork Snapshots. They do great 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasound packages, which you can find more about HERE, as well goregous baby announcements, baby shower gifts, diaper bags, jewelry, daddy diaper bags, and gift certificates.

The owner and I would like to offer my readers a $15 gift certificate towards any purchase at their online store.

How do you enter?

Go to the site and tell me what you would use this gift certificate towards. This must be done or your entries will not count!

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following:

Subscribe to my feed 1 entry

Join their mailing list HERE and let me know that you did so (plus you'll get 10% off a purchase just for joining!) 2 entries

Follow me on twitter: pricousins 1 entry

Tweet this contest and post the direct URL in the comments section
1 entry

Blog about this contest on your blog and post the URL in the comments section3 entries

Email your friends and cc me 1 entry

Grab my button (on left sidebar) 1 entry

This contest is only good in the US and will end at midnight on April 7th.

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I need your help!  

Yes! You! Hi! How are you? Wanna help me out? PLEEEEEZZZZZ? I have this contest going on and it was supposed to end yesterday. Well guess what?! There was only 11 entries! I know that I can get some more people to enter! Can you help? There's some nice stuff over there that you can get! Please - enter... send the link to friends... The new deadline is April 7th at midnight!

I'd be ever so grateful if you'd help me out! Thanks!

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Share it Sunday  

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Sunday to you!

I'm going to start posting these weekly. Have a giveaway you want me to promote? Just click on the "Submit Giveaway" tab and submit your info to my Google Doc.

Here's this week's submissions:

Moomette's Magnificents Reviews is giving away a It's Hip Hop Baby DVD. (ends on 3/30/09)

has a few giveaways going on:

Baby Dipper Bowl (ends 4/1)
Sylvan Learning 3rd Grade Books (ends 4/1)
KaNoodles Crocheted Hat (ends 4/5)
Lunch Tote by Totetown (ends 4/23)

Mama Makes Money is giving away a Custom Blog Makeover. (ends 4/5)

Grammy Janet's Place
is hosting two giveaways:

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes New Decor Canisters (ends 3/31)

Clean+green CAT-Litter Box Odor Eliminator and Cleaner
(ends 3/30)

Good luck!

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Promote Your Giveaway!  

If you have a giveaway going on on your blog and would like to promote it here, Click on the Submit your Giveaway Tab, which will take you to a Google Doc. I'll post them here tomorrow and promote them afterwards.

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Join the Momlogic Community!  

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Do you belong to the MomLogic community yet? If not you should Join today!

It's a Ning site so if you already belong to Twitter Moms, or Mom Blogger's Club then you can easily join the site! There are TONS of groups and I am sure you will find some to suit your needs! (Pst! I've gotten swag four times from there. Let me know if you wanna see any and I'll post a pic of one here for your viewing pleasure!)

Especially since they're giving away this beauty of a bag:

JUST for referring people who join! So if you join, put my name as the referrer (full name or Pricousins). Thanks!

Oh and tomorrow, they're having a HUGE giveaway! Check out the deets here!

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Site Redesign!  

Welcome to A Simple Kinda Life! Do you like the view? I do! A special shout out to Diana for hooking up my blog! I am in love! It's scrappy since I love papercrafting and it's PINK! (yay!) I just love Pink and Brown polka dots!

While you're here, grab my button (on my left sidebar), check out Diana's blog designing business, and check out my giveaways! I also have a Google Doc set up now that you can promote your giveaway here. (I will start posting those weekly!) It's all about Link Love, my friends.

And I'm happy to have you.

If you enjoy the new blog, leave a comment, and I'll be sure to drop by your home and give you a special hello also!

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New Winner Announced: YoPlait Yo+ Prize Pack  

Friday, March 27, 2009

One of the original winners didn't respond to the post so I had to pick a new winner.

The new winner is : Techyone who said:

I've been avoiding processed foods and sweets.

I'm going to email you, Technyone. You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.


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Under Construction!  

My blog is currently undergoing some re-construction. Please be patient while this transition takes place.


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Win $10,000 for College From Upromise!  

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Are you a Member of UPromise yet? You know, the website that can help you save money for your kids for college? If not, go check it out! You can even link your grocery club cards into the site to save additional money!

Upromise teamed up with Bank of America, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Sallie Mae, for a contest that you can nominate yourself or someone you know to win $10,000 for college!

From the Upromise site:

No casting call required.
You be the star. Win $10,000.

Think you or somebody you know deserves $10,000 for college? Create a personal 30-second video and tell us why. Make us laugh...make us cry...make us applaud and you could be one of three $10,000 grand prize winners! Or you could be one of 12 finalists to receive a $250 gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond and a $250 Bank of America® Visa Gift Card.

Your chance for fame and fortune!
Tuition Tales is open to students, graduates, parents, and grandparents. You can enter on behalf of yourself or your family members and friends.

Just upload your video by May 5, 2009 and submit it in one of three categories:

Saving for college
In college now
Paying it back

Winners will be announced May 20, 2009

For full details, see the Tuition Tales Official Rules.

Did you know? Voters can be winners too:

Voting for finalists begins online May 12, 2009 and is open to everyone — which means you can definitely vote for yourself! So rally your friends and family and get them to vote. Plus, as an added bonus, voters can win their own prizes in the Daily Instant Win Game!

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Wordless Wednesday  

This is where we'll be tonight! Yay!!!

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Adobe Premiere Elements 7: Amazon DOTD  

Wow! Another Great deal over at Amazon's Deal of the day!

Adobe Premiere Elements 7!!!

I would love to have this but I'd rather have PhotoShop first!

Here's the deets:

Adobe Premiere Elements 7
Platform: Windows XP / Vista

List Price: $99.99
Price: $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Details
You Save: $30.00 (30%)
Rebate: $20.00
Price After Rebate: $49.99

So If you want it, hurry over
THERE and get it!

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YoPlait Yo+ Winners!  

Good morning! Here are the 3 winners for the YoPlait Yo+ Prize Pack that ended a little over 6 hours ago:

Teresa who said:

I follow you on Twitter.

TRigell at aol dot com

Erin who said:

I have an exercise DVD that I am doing every morning, along with counting my calories and drinking more and more good ole' h2o

Nancy who said:
I am a new follower to your blog.

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

The two that have provided email addresseses, I'm going to email you now. You have 48 hours to respond or I will have to pick new winners.

Erin, your blog is private so hopefully you see this! Contact me also within 48 hours or I will have to pick another winner.

Thank you all for entering my giveaway and be sure to keep stopping back for more!

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Blog Candy Alert!  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jennifer at Phoenix Crafts has this:

Blog Candy up for grabs. It closes on April 12th at 7 GMT so go over there and check it out.

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Tap Project  

image courtesy of Tap Project

I wanted to alert you to a cause that I think needs more recognition! Tap Project, which I learned about by belonging to The Momlogic Community.

Please join the Tap Project Group on ML and spread the word!

While you're at the Tap Project's website, be sure to Search for a participating restaurant in your area, or you can donate, or volunteer!

What is the Tap Project?

In 2007, the Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.

Growing from just 300 New York City restaurants in 2007 to over 2,300 across the country in 2008, the Tap Project has quickly grown into a national movement. Restaurants, corporations, volunteers, advertising agencies, community groups, local governments and everyday diners participated to save millions of children’s lives.

During World Water Week, March 22-28, 2009, the Tap Project will once again raise vital donations and awareness for UNICEF’s water and sanitation programs. For every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days. All funds raised support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.

World Water Day

In 1992 the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22nd of each year as World Water Day. Countries are invited to devote the day to the conservation and development of water resources. As a result, conferences, round tables, seminars and exhibitions are held worldwide to promote public awareness of this global issue.

In 2007, a grassroots initiative called the Tap Project was created, which helps UNICEF provide clean water to children around the world. What started as a pilot effort in New York City has now become an internationally recognized fundraising program that operates in all 50 states. And, in years to follow, the Tap Project will be an international resource of donations for UNICEF and World Water Day.

In 2009, the UN World Water Day theme is "Shared Water–Shared Opportunities." Special focus will be placed on transboundary waters. This year on World Water Day, we call attention to the waters that cross borders and link us together. Whether we live upstream or downstream, we are all in the same boat.

Please view this video to learn more:

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Review & Giveaway: Glade Sense & Spray  

I had won one of these from A Wrestling Addicted Mommy, received one to review courtesy of BzzAgent, and before I got both of these, I bought one for an unbelievably low price at Walgreen's. So I have decided to give one away. Read on for more info on how to win.

My Review:

When I first decided to buy one, because I love things that make my house smell good, I couldn't wait for my prize to arrive! I had a coupon and I caught it on sale at Walgreen's, so I'm not sure how much I paid for it but I know it was cheap. I decided to get the Fresh Linen scent because I love that smell! It reminds me of fresh laundry. Gotta love that smell!

When I got the package, I read the directions, and quickly opened it up. First of all, I was THRILLED that it came with a battery! We love anything that saves us money, right moms?!

After I inserted the batteries, I inserted the little spray container, and snapped the lid closed... that was it! Simple, easy set up - who doesn't love that?!

The directions tell you not to place it in an area that is too dark, away from a direct source of light, and at least 5 feet away from anything so that it will not spray anything. You also don't want to block the sensor with any objects.

The best part about this item is that you can push the Boost button to automatically freshen if you like! Another great feature: the unit enters a 30-minute "lockout" mode after sensing movement and spraying. This means no wasted fragrance! The fragrance refills last about 30 days!

In my house, our bathroom has no window, so putting this item there is not an option. I put ours in the living room, which generates a good deal of traffic. The new one I received yesterday from A Wrestling Addicted Mommy and Family Review Network I'm going to put in our hallway so that all of us can enjoy the scent!

The smell of this unit is wonderful and wafts through the whole downstairs of my townhouse. This means when I'm cooking in the kitchen, I can still enjoy the scent. I love that! It also lasts a good amount of time. I'm not sure how long exactly but
it's awhile!

Do you want to win a Clean Linen Scent Sense and Spray?! Here's how:

*Go to the Glade site and tell me in comments another product you'd like to try 1 entry

*Remember if this rule is not followed, all entries are void.

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following:

*Fave this blog in Technorati, come back here and leave your Technorati user ID
1 entry

*Follow me on twitter 1 entry

*Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the direct link to your tweet 1 entry

*Subscribe to my blog (look for the Feedblitz orange button on my right sidebar) 2 entries

*Blog about this giveaway 3 entries

*Email your friends about this giveaway and CC me: pricousins{at}gmail{dot}com 1 entry

*Follow my Blog via Networked Blogs on Facebook and let me know your User ID there 1 entry

Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect/Blogger (top right sidebar) 1 entry

Grab my button (on left sidebar) 1 entry

This giveaway will close on April 7th, 2009 at midnight. I will announce the winner on April 8th and email them directly. The winner will have 48 hours to provide me with their contact info or another winner will be chosen.

US only!

Thanks & Good luck!

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Review: Ballas Hough Band - BHB  

Monday, March 23, 2009

First off, let me begin by saying I'm a R&B/Hip Hop-Loving lady! I do like some Pop and Rock but typically not boy bands! I have also been known to get down to some Fleetwood Mac now and then! But boy bands? Nah... Not Angie. That being said, I never expected to be reviewing a CD for the Ballas Hough Band. Matter of fact, before this project, I probably couldn't tell you who they were. (I do know who Julianna Hough is though!)

You do know who The Ballas Hough Band boys are - don't you?! You know, Derek Hough, who won the most recent Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), and Mark Ballas, who won last season? Yeah... that's them.

I guess now is a good time to admit that I also don't watch Dancing with the Stars. It's just not my thing. shhh...don't tell anyone!

Or it was not my thing.

I gave up on Reality Shows (unless they're on HGTV) way back after the 1st season of Survivor ended. They just started getting on my nerves.

So when One 2 One Network sent me this CD to review, I didn't expect much.

Boy, was I wrong! The lyrics of the songs on this CD, combined with the music - BRAVO! I especially liked "Do It For You" (which was co-written by new "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi), and "Breakthrough". Even "She Was the One" had me reminiscing!

Add to it that the boys are quite handsome, and you have yourselves a winning group!

I've friended them on MySpace, Fan-ed them on Facebook, and now I'm sharing them with you. (But you have to give them back!)

Here's the Track Listing for BHB:

Do You Love Me
She Was The One
Longing For
Do It For You
Together Faraway

Some Tour Dates they have Planned are outlined below:

Jan. 28 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

Jan. 29 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel

Jan. 31 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Wolf Den

Feb. 2 Providence, RI Lupos Hearbreak

Feb. 4 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey

Feb. 6 Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live

Feb. 8 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live

Feb. 15 Los Angeles, CA Roxy

More dates to be announced.

These are the members of the Band:

Mark Ballas (guitar/vocals)

Derek Hough (guitar/vocals)

Emily Grace (keyboard/vocals)

Sam Marder (bass)

Harry Sullivan (drums)

Be sure to check out Their Official Website.

Also - head over to Amazon to preview songs off of their album or to buy it!

I promise you won't be disappointed, just like I wasn't!

Thank you One 2 One Network for letting me learn about a different band!

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JOHNSON'S® Baby YouTube Channel Contest  

JOHNSON'S® has created a new way for moms and dads to not only bond with their little ones, but also win $10,000.

Earlier this year the brand put out a new product called JOHNSON'S® Baby Bubble Bath & Wash - safe for both boys and girls. As part of the launch, JOHNSON'S® is reaching out to online moms to enter a contest searching for the hosts of its YouTube Baby Channel.

How do I enter?

Parents, with children under the age of six, just need to upload an under three-minute video that features tips to enhance a child's bath time experience. The grand prize winner will be awarded $10,000 to start a college fund, and the top 3 will have the opportunity to be selected as the new hosts of the JOHNSON'S® Baby YouTube channel. JOHNSON'S® execs and actress (and mom of three) Angie Harmon have the honor of selecting the finalists.

Grab your camcorder or look through your favorite family videos to enter now! Submissions end on April 16. For more rules and regulations - or to upload your video - go to

Thanks MomCentral for making me aware of this contest so I can share it with my readers!

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Pillsbury 44th Bake-off Contest  

At the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 2008, Carolyn Gurtz walked away with the million-dollar grand prize for her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies! This wife, mother and grandmother with a passion for baking was introduced to cooking at age seven and she hasn't stopped since then. One contest judge stated that Carolyn's recipe was "a new twist on an old classic." Other judges called out its simplicity and approachability and described it as a delightful taste that combines two classic cookies - a snickerdoodle and a peanut butter cookie.

Anna Ginsberg, a stay-at-home mom who you might know from her blog, Cookie Madness, earned the $1 million prize for her Baked Chicken and Spinach Stuffing in the 42nd Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. At the 2004 competition, the 41st Contest, former librarian wrote her own page in history by capturing the top prize with her Oats 'n Honey Granola Pie recipe. Inspired by pecan pie, Conrad adapted a family-favorite pie and caught the judges' attention with its wonderful flavor and simple preparation.

All it takes is one easy and delicious recipe idea, so we hope you let your readers, friends and family know that it's time to get creative in the kitchen for their chance at a million! One hundred finalists will win a trip to the finals, April 11 - 13, 2010, at the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel in Florida. Pillsbury is looking for original recipes that taste and look delicious, are easy to prepare and that families across America will love to eat. There are four recipe categories - Breakfast & Brunches, Entertaining Appetizers, Dinner Made Easy and Sweet Treats.

Entries are being accepted online between now and April 20th, 2009, at You'll also find contest details, including eligible products, prizes and the official rules, at the web site.

Check out this video featuring former grand prize winner Carolyn Gurtz and hear from the Pillsbury Bake-Off Kitchens Manager too!

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Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey® Circus is here!  

Yay! I won tickets from Look What Mom Found but I had to share this with you!

Ringling Bros.. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top

Here's a GREAT deal so that you and your family can go see this FUN show!

Offer #1
Get 4 tickets for just $44 by entering the code "MOM" at select ticketing channels**. Offer good on all performances, minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Gold Circle Seating, Circus Celebrity Seating, Front Row and VIP seating or combinable with other offers. Other Restrictions May Apply.

Offer #2
A select amount of Front Row and VIP seats have been reserved for you to buy before they go on sale to the public - just enter the code "MOM" when purchasing those seats.

These offers are good for the following cities and dates.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey
April 15-April 19

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
July 15-July 26

Dallas/Ft Worth
Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey
March 18-March 29

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
July 29-August 16

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
March 26-April 5


Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
March 18-March 22

Kansas City
Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey
April 1-April 5

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top
September 16-September 20

Disney On Ice presents a Disneyland® Adventure
March 12-March 15

Disney On Ice presents a Disneyland® Adventure
April 9-April 12

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM
June 24-June 28

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic
Sept 8-Sept 13

Newark/East Rutherford/Uniondale/NYC
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM March 5 - April 13
Offer not valid on performances from April 10 - 13 at Madison Square Garden

Washington D.C./ Fairfax, VA/ Baltimore, MD
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly presents Over The Top March 18-April 19

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM May 13-May 25

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM July 8-August 2

San Francisco
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM August 12-August 23

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents ZING ZANG ZOOM August 27-August 30

Visit Ringling Bros. Site here:

Click here to view their schedule.

**Did you know that if you have a new baby, they can go to the circus for FREE?! I did this for all of my children! It's a great program! Click HERE to learn more!**

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Can You Help Team Emma?  

An online friend is going to be participating in the March of Dimes next month. (More details on that walk HERE!) It's in Maryland, so if you're local, see if you can stop on by and raise some money, not only for Team Emma, but also for all children who are born before they are full term.

Please visit her BLOG for more information, and for a chance to win a VADO Pink Digital Video Camera.

If you want to post the widget on your sidebar like I did, please do! Instructions are on the link above!

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50 Things I Like About Myself  

Fifty Things I Like About Myself

1. I am smart.

2. I’m tech savvy.

3. I have a pretty cool sense of humor.

4. I won't lie, even if it might hurt you.

5. I'm 100% original.

6. I'm a young mom, so when most of my friends are still raising kids, I'll be travelling the world.

7. I'm eloquent.

8. I have a handfull of good friends that I can always count on, but I know TONS of people across the country.

9. I love the 90s - especially the R&B.

10. I always stand up for what I believe in.

11. I've gotten stronger through all of my life's experiences.

12. I love deeply and without abandon.

13. I strive to learn something new every day.

14. I have 3 of the most beautiful, smartest kids on this earth.

15. I was adopted, so my Family is HUGE.

16. I love technology.

17. I love to papercraft.

18. I'm resourceful.

19. I'm a great friend.

20. I am happy in my own skin.

21. I can't stand fake people.

22. And you will know if I don't like you.

23. I love to read.

24. I love R&B and Hip Hop music.

25. I curse a lil too much.

26. I'm driven.

27. I work hard.

28. I know where I want to be.

29. I only hope my kids learn from my mistakes.

30. If not, I'll still be there to pick them up when they fall.

31. I love makeup! the colors... ah...

32. I don't clean like I used to.

33. And I hate doing dishes.

34. I'm not always the best judge of character.

35. But soon enough, I figure it out.

36. I love my blue eyes.

37. (and my chest.)

38. I don't like the wave that crept into my hair after my 3rd child came.

39. I love playing The Sims (yup the PC game).

40. I have so many goals you'd be amazed.

41. I am an HGTV freak.

42. I make the BEST Iced Tea.

43. I'm proud of myself.

44. I may be a little quirky.

45. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

46. I am able to stand on my own two feet.

47. and I love it that way.

48. I'm a Christian.

49. and He is the reason for everything.

50. I love me.

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Win a Flip from ToThink!  

Head over HERE to try to win a Flip from ToThink!

She wants to know one thing about you, that's all... My one thing is pretty personal though but hey, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?! (definitely!)

P.S. Arianne,


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Happy 10th Birthday, Baby Girl!  

Today my youngest child was born. Hard to believe... but yes, it's true.

Happy 10th Birthday, Baby Girl!

Here's a photo of Baby Girl and I last winter. (I really have to upload some recent photos!)

She's such a sweet girl. She has ADHD but that doesn't stop her from being a caring, loving, and smart little girl. I'm so happy to have been blessed with her in my life!

We'll celebrate by going to Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus on Wednesday, then a low-key celebration (just family) at home this weekend.

I love you, baby girl! Many more!

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Wow! A Flip Video Ultra (white) for $59.99!  

I found this on and had to share! What?! - you don't belong yet?! Hurry over there to join!!! Here's the link! Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 30-Minutes (White): Camera & Photo
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5 Minutes for Mom - Ultimate Blog Party 2009! Welcome!!  

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Hi there! And welcome to A Simple Kinda Life! I'm Angie, a 31 yo single mom to 3 living in Maryland. Here on my blog it's slowly building up but I primarily blog about my life as a single mom, do product reviews, and host giveaways.

I have two giveaways going on right now, with more to come, so check those out if you like!

As for the 5M4M party, WOW! How about those prizes?! Sheesh!!! I'm in awe... literally!

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:

#13 - A Scrapbook Photo Box from Scrappy Gifts.
#58 - KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
#109 - A Stampin Up Prize Pack from Robin @Pensieve

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference):

21, 22, 42, 113, 116, 118, 5, 10, 11, and 86.

What are YOUR top picks?!

Anywho, feel free to get yourself comfortable, relax, grab a cup of coffee, and browse around my blog. If you twitter, you can find me here:@pricousins. Also feel free to follow my blog or subscribe to my blog!

I love blogging & I love twitter, but most of all I love making new friends and finding new blogs!

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Maryland Alcohol Consumers - This Smoker Has No Pity  

Monday, March 16, 2009

I just saw a piece on my local Fox news that made me pick up my mobile phone to hurry and write this post.

Maryland lawmakers are talking about raising the alcohol tax. Big whoop. it hasn't been raised since Eisenhower was in office!

I'm a smoker. I started out paying about $2 per pack, about 14 years ago. Now I pay (sometimes $5.50) a pack. Whose fault? MINE!

I don't care if they tax liquor more. Would you like to know why? I'm sure if you did the comparison, cirrhosis and cancers caused by smoking are probably equally as deadly.

Another reason? Some people can't hold their alcohol. I don't drink often (literally, a couple of times a year) and for good reason: drama! Alcohol brings the drama!

How about one more reason? Let's check out some more statistics to find out how many Domestic Abuse victims are at the hands of their alcoholic partners. (Been there, done that.)

So I say raise the liquor tax. Heck, it's been 51 YEARS! (How's that for discrimination smokers?) Cardin, Mikulski, hell, I'll even address the Governor on this one! Governor O'Malley, tax the HECK out of the drinkers like you have done us smokers! I vote yes!

Maybe it will help with our HUGE deficit! Balance those books! and leave smokers alone for once

To be continued...

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Winner - Things That Make Scents Giveaway! indicated that #90 was the winner of the Things That Make Scents Giveaway, so that means that Megan is the winner!

Congratulations Megan! Please check your email and get back to me within 48 hours or I will have to pick another winner!

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Look: My Twitter Mosaic  

Isn't this the coolest?!

Here's a mosaic of all of my twitter "friends"! Hi guys/gents!

Get your twitter mosaic here.

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