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Fashion Splurge Dove Chocolate & Rite Aid sweepstakes! Ends 11/30/08  

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I'm sorry that I didn't see this one sooner! But I am going to enter as soon as I post this!
You still have until Dec. 8th for the entries to be received.
On or about Dec. 11th, 2008, winners will be chosen.

Prizes are as follows:

2 Grand Prize winners will be awarded $5000 as a check made payable to winner only.
4 First Prizes $1000 as a check made payable to winner only.

Limit one prize per family.
To enter, fill out the entry form in the November Single Check Rebate Catalog in Rite Aid stores, or print your name on a 3"X5" piece of paper, and send completed entry in a hand-addressed, business size envelop with sufficient postage, and mail to
DOVE/Rite Aid Sweepstakes Entries
P.O. Box 5717
Blair, NE 68009-5717.

Good luck!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all!  

Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's 1 am on Thanksgiving Day. I am refreshed from taking a 5 hour long nap except for the guilt trip thing. (You know... the kiddos being up and all. But they are 12 & 9 so it's not like they NEED me there all the time.) Still... I feel guilty!

Anyway, I wanted to take some time to post what I am thankful for this year. Much of the time it seems as though my world is crumbling around me, especially since I am a single mom in this economy. BUT God has blessed me with many things! So here's my list of what I am thankful for:
1. I am thankful for being alive. I was adopted so being alive is a very special thing to me. I could have easily been aborted.

2. I am also thankful for being adopted by a family who enstilled morals and values in me.

3. I am thankful for my children. They are all beautiful & smart!

4. I am thankful for the experiences I have had that have taught me lessons and brought me to this point.

5. I am thankful to God for opening my eyes and continuing to bless us.

6. I am thankful for friends & family.

7. I am thankful for the winnings I have accumulated since February of this year. Although not 1000s of dollars (YET!!! LOL) they have all saved me money that I don't have.

What are you thankful for? Leave a comment and share with us!

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

Oh and please pray for the situation in Mumbai!

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12 days of Christmas!  

Friday, November 21, 2008

Remember the 12 days of Christmas? I have always loved that song! Well there's this site that is making the 12 Days of Christmas even better, if it's possible!

Over at they have been having a 12 days extravaganza!!! I mean, every day the prize totals have been valued at over $200!!! There's gifts for Mom, Teen, Grade School kids, dads, babies, and toddlers!

Today is Day 9, and it's only up until midnight. So hurry over there, register for the site (yes you have to register!), post a comment to win, and earn extra entries for tweeting about it using #12days keyword, inviting friends using their invite friends tool on the site, blogging about it like I am, and by writing an article (like I did yesterday - look for my article - it's on this headache I have had for 6 days now!). Good luck!!!

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$200 Cherish Bound Giveaway!  

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I am a papercrafter, but when I saw Tara's tweet about her giveaway, I checked out her post here - - and then I had to go to to learn more!

Apparently, Tara used to be a scrapbooker, but discovered Cherish Bound 3 years ago, and has finished THIRTY BOOKS in that short amount of time. Wow!

Cherish Bound is unlike any product I have seen on the market. You can host parties and get stuff for free as well as finish a book in an hour or less! Man... how many scrapbooks can you finish in that time?! None! Heck, it would take me that long to make 5 or 6 cards (on most occasions), let alone a PAGE for a scrapbook.

I would love to win Tara's package so that I can share the story of the James family! I was adopted as a toddler but found my birth family about 9 or 10 years ago, and there are a lot of empty spaces in our family history. I am trying to piece them together, and would love to utilize Cherish Bound to help me tell the story.

Especially since my mother, Carol James, passed unexpectedly in April of 2007, so it's up to us, her three children, to carry on her legacy to her 7 grandchildren.

This product will help me attain that goal. I like the concept of Cherish Bound so much that I may just host a party! (After the giveaway ends of course!! Just in case!)

If you go by Tara's blog, please be sure to tell her I sent you!

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HUGE Twilight Giveaway!!  

Are you a Twilight fan? Then head over to and check out the awesome giveaway that Rachel has posted on the eve of the Twilight opening!

Note: I discovered Bitten By Books a couple of weeks ago during the HUGE Bloggy Giveaways that was held all over the blogosphere! Since that time I have won from that site TWICE!!! I love to read, even though I don't get enough time to anymore. Also, being a single mom with barely any disposable income, spending $12 on a book for myself, just isn't always possible. So winning them is much better!

Be sure to stop by Bitten By Books by Novemeber 28th to enter this AWESOME contest. Be sure to tell them that Angie sent you!

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Do You Love Silver?  

Monday, November 17, 2008

Silver jewelry that is? Then go to and enter to win some jewelry daily! There are even some instant winners! Plus the more you tell people about it, the more entries you can get to WIN!!! You can spread the word using email, Twitter, Your own blog, MySpace, or Facebook! Very easy!!!

Good luck!


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Another Birthday Wish!  

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Today is Veteran's Day and is also Very Special because today, November 11th is my Granddaddy's birthday! Although I am 2600 miles away, I love you incredibly Grandpa! And thank you for your service to our country!

My Granddaddy is 78 today! Isn't that great?! And he is still so active and healthy! God is good!

I am off of work today due to working on Federal Property. (It's awesome to be a Government Contractor for sooooo many reasons!!!!)
So I may make some cool things today for later Christmas gifts; I have some laundry to do; I have a few things I could clean. Will I is the question!!!! I definitely would rather papercraft!

As soon as the kids go to school I will decide what I am going to do...

Hope you enjoy your day and PLEASE remember to thank a Veteran!


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Happy Sunday!  

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Just wanted to come by today and say Happy Sunday to everyone! God is good! He allowed us to wake up today! I woke up early today, earlier than I normally would like to be awake, but I did awake on my own, without the influence of others, so that makes it better.

I am dealing with some emotional issues in my life today so I didn't sleep good but I am going to take some time to reflect and focus inwardwly as well as on my children and my own happiness. That is someone that I have never truly done.

To help with that, I am praying and attending church today. Mountain Christian Church, the church that I attend, is starting a new series today and its on how to pray. For the next four weeks my family and I will learn how to pray, how to talk to God. Should be gone.

Have a blessed Sunday and try to take it easy!


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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oh yeah I almost forgot... tomorrow my uncle is going in for surgery. Should be simple so I pray that he is in and out quickly but safely. And that he has a speedy recovery, although that means he'll be heading out to Iraq soon! (He's a government contractor like me... but he lives in Washington state...)

Please keep him in your prayers!


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Birthday Shoutouts!  

Happy Birthday to my boyfriend's mom, Judy, whose birthday is today.

Tomorrow is my oldest "baby"'s birthday. She will be 14. Wow, it's crazy to look back over the last 14 years, to see how both her and I have grown up and changed.

Well I will be back to post again soon. It's so frustrating to not be able to post! But I need a new pc or money to get mine fixed! :-(

Have a good one!


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Happy November!  

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hello there! I miss blogging! I hate that blogs are blocked at work! I hate that my pc is inoperational at home! I hate not being able to upload pics of my creations through my cell phone to my blog!

On another note... Hope you and your family had a great Halloween! I am really not a Halloween person, partially due to being raised a Catholic, but more recently, growing more in my Christian faith. I do allow my children to play along, but I don't like to dress up for this "holiday", except for one time (and that was because I had to - Halloween-themed birthday party!), and even though I am a papercrafter, I typically don't make Halloween cards. I did this year, though. (Scroll down for that post...) I mailed a card to my nieces in Kent, WA, a card to my nephews in Tacoma, WA, mailed one to my boyfriend's mom here in Maryland, and I made one for each of my children here at home (and forgot to give them to them!!!!! Just realized that!!!! OOPS!!! Will leave them for them in the am before I head out to work!).

This year, since we are attending church again (Mountain Christian church for any of you who are local), we decided to go to the Trunk or Treat event they held there. My son, Sebastian, who is 12, went to a friend's house, so just my 9 year old daughter and I went. It was a nice time! They had free hot dogs and bottled water for everyone, some music, and 5 rows of vehicles with their trunks decorated. Some were really cool!!!

Yesterday (Saturday), my boyfriend and I FINALLY went to Six Flags (America, for you non-locals who may not know our Six Flags here), and had a good time there. It was about time that we went, too, because I had bought those tickets back in July (I think), and hadn't used them. If I didn't use them by today, it would have been a waste of money, so I made sure that we used them! it is 1041 at night and I just got done folding some laundry. I need to get some sleep so I am going to sign off for now...

If anyone reads this, good night...


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Are You Looking for Some Exposure?  

Saturday, November 1, 2008


If you're looking for someone to host a giveaway on behalf of your company, please Email me.

My children and I like to review:

Toys for Tweens (ages 10 through 14)




Household Goods

Food items

Products for Women (Personal/Beauty)


We will review your item promptly, and honestly, and conduct a fair contest!

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