Saturday, June 18, 2016

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Father’s Day In Heaven
I love you and I miss you dad,
and though you’ve passed away,
you’ll never be forgotten,
for I think of you each day.

If heaven celebrates this day
how special it will be.
A gathering of the many dads
upon our family tree.

Your father and grandfather
and great grandfather too.
How wonderful it is, that they
can spend this day with you.

May you know how much I love you
though I’m here and you are there.
Happy Father’s Day in heaven
to the best dad anywhere!

To my dad whom I love and miss very much. Love you Dad. Happy Fathers Day.

Friday, June 17, 2016

#Jord Wood watch-Ends July 1/16

Unique Watches

Open to everyone!
A couple days ago we received a Jord Wood Watch from and hubby is in love with it. I was quite surprised as well at how nice it really is for being made of wood. My son has to see this watch. He couldn't believe it when we told him it was coming. When he sees it he will be looking for one too. He is out of luck because hubby isn't giving this one up. Hubby looked at all of the watches shown on Jord and he chose this one,

Our hometown of St. Louis has a downtown dotted with historic brick buildings. Varying in size and structure the modest designs have remained relevant to the modern day businesses and homes that now inhabit them, like the Ely Walker Warehouse - now lofts - that our Ely is named for. Its classic styling and construction has stood the test of time. Time honored style will find no lack of appreciation in the present day.**

The watch came in a lovely Jord box like this The watch sits quite nicely on a little pillow
Hubby can wear this watch pretty well anywhere he goes. If he is fishing, hunting, camping, or going to a wedding its great for dress up wear as well as casual. He loves this watch and so do I. These watches will make wonderful #Fathers Day gifts for someone. All we had to do was measure hubby's wrist where the watch would fit comfortably on him and the people at Jord sized it perfectly for him.
Sorry the photos are not the best quality, I really need a new camera. Hubby's watch is $129 and there are many to choose from. Go to and check them out for yourself. Not only do they have #Gifts for men but they have ladies watches also here I can guarantee it will take you a while to decide which watch you would like. There are many styles to fit any person out there. Have great conversations with your friends and co-workers when they see your wood watch.

Follow Jord at these sites
Instagram: @woodwatches_com
Pinterest: @jordwoodwatches
Facebook: JordWoodWatches
Twitter: @woodwatches_com
Snapchat: jordwatches

Follow this link to be instantly entered to win a voucher (worth $75). The winner is automatically picked and notified via email at the end of the giveaway which typically lasts for 1-2 weeks. As a bonus, everyone who enters will still receive an e-gift card for $20 off their own JORD watch (you have 3 months to use this e-gift card before it expires)The $75 voucher will expire on 9/16/16, and the $20 e-gift cards will expire 1/1/17 Contest Ends July 1/16

Sunday, June 12, 2016

LampeBerger-Canada Only-ends June 26/16

In 1898 in response to deal with disinfection in hospitals at that time, Maurice Berger invented the system of diffusion by catalysis, on which he files a patent.
Well this past week I received a package from LampeBerger as I am a Brand Ambassador for them. The lamp I received is Athena lamp in gray and it is lovely. I also received three bottles of scent and I used the Extreme Orange and it smells wonderful. I smell the scent of oranges everywhere. This would make for a great scent to have working when we decide to sell our home. They say these scents help to sell so we will see. The other two scents I received are Mineral Oakmoss and Subtle Almond. They will be nice also.

The lamp came in a real pretty draw-string bag like this You will get a lamp, the funnel to pour the scent into it, the wick and the open top to place on once the flame is out and ready to use.
To begin, take the top off of your lamp and use the funnel supplied and you fill the lamp with the scent,and for the first time using this, you wait for 20 minutes. This is so the wick will get well saturated with the scent. Then you light the top of the lamp and wait 2 minutes and then blow the flame out. Put the top casing back on and enjoy the scent that will go through your home. This will destroy undesirable odors such as cooking, tobacco, pet smells.. (an area at 500 degree celcius
attracts the malodorous molecules preventing from reproducing). Now you just sit back and let the scent go right through your home. Once you are done with the lamp, you replace the open top with the closed top. LampeBerger has more than 100 years of history. Take a look at all of the lamps and scents here at I know you will see something there that will be to your liking. You can see all the new lamps and fragrances there.
The sponsor has offered a Timeless Rose scent along with the Passion Lamp in Red. Good luck everyone.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway-Open WW-Ends July 2/16
I bet everyone would love to win this prize. I know I would love to have one of these. Get your entries in and you could be the lucky winner.

Welcome to the Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway Event - This is a fun big event, just because!

and Co-hosted by: Utah Explore, and Deliciously Savvy.

Good Luck everyone! 

The Giveaway!
1 lucky winner will receive a Kindle Paperwhite. Open to Worldwide entries. Ends 7/2. Enter using the GiveawayTools form, below:


The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are
not responsible for prize fulfillment. Lil' Blog and More will be sending the
prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway.
This giveaway starts June 10th, 2016, and will end on July 2nd, 2016 at
11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a
new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the
name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fathers Day Promotion-Raincoast Books-Canada Only-Ends June 15/16

*Note-Use Entry Form at bottom*

Commando Dad
This essential guide to pregnancy offers everything the expecting father needs to know in the run-up to the birth, or deployment day." Packaged like an army training manual and written in guy-friendly,no-nonsense military speak, it presents month-by-month overviews of the baby's development, the lowdown on pregnancy symptoms, tips for supporting the mom-to-be, a guide to prenatal care, and what to expect during labor and beyond.
With expert advice, easy-to-follow information, and commentary from other firsttime fathers, it's the go-to reference for the dad-to-be who wants to prepare himself-mentally, physically, and emotionally-for the arrival of his new recruit."

Neil Sinclair is the author of Commando Dad: A Basic Training Manual for the First Three Years of Fatherhood. He has been a Royal Engineer Commando, a physical education teacher, and a licensed childcare provider. He is a fulltime dad living Chronicle Books in London, England. Family & Relationships / Fatherhood

Tell Me a Tattoo Story
Alison McGhee, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

A bestselling author-illustrator duo join forces to create a modern father-son love story. The father tells his little son the story behind each of his tattoos,
and together they go on a beautiful journey through family history. There's a tattoo from a favorite book his mother used to read him, one from something his father used to tell him, and one from the longest trip he ever took. And there is a little heart with numbers inside-which might be the best tattoo of them all.

Tender pictures by New York Times bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler complement this lovely ode to all that's indelible-ink and love.
A deeply touching story and right on trend as well." - Publishers Weekly"Makes very plain the love that is behind each tattoo memory."-KirkusReviews"Each memory tells the larger story of a man who loves and values
his family." - Kirkus Reviews"A tale of love and ink and the staying power that both promise." - Shelf Awareness"A fun read. the tender story will resonate with young audiences."-School Library Journal"A fresh,
contemporary take on the bond between images, storytelling, and, yes, hipster dads."-Booklist"
Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday , Little Boy , and Making a Friend . She lives in Minneapolis and Vermont. Ages 3-5 • Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents Sales

Monster and Son

David LaRochelle, illustrated by Joey Chou

Romp along with parent and child yetis, werewolves, giant lizards, and more as they stir up some monster-sized fun! Readers big and small, young and old, wild and tame, will roar with laughter and take this book by the horns, teeth, and fur… discovering that monsters and humans aren't so differentespecially
in the ways they love each other.
Monstrous good fun to share with your own favorite beast."-Kirkus Reviews"Provides mischievous laughs." - Publishers Weekly"

David LaRochelle has been creating books for young people for more than 25 years. His picture books include It's a Tiger! , How Martha Saved Her Parents
from Green Beans , Moo! , and Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure! He lives in Minnesota, where he hardly ever sees monsters.
Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. His art is influenced by prominent and obscure artists as well as by Southern California lifestyle and culture. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Ages 2-4 • Juvenile Fiction / Family / General

Letters to My Dad
Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.
Lea Redmond

This book of twelve letters (ten prompted, two blank) makes it easy for children of many ages-from tween to adult-to show Dad how much they care.
Once filled out, sealed, and postdated, the letters become handwritten time capsules to give to Dad for Father's Day, holidays, or milestone birthdays.
When he breaks open the seals in the future, he will find a priceless keepsake.

Lea Redmond is a creative consultant and the brains behind the Letters to My series, The World’s Smallest Post Service, Connexio, My Museum journal, Lucky You!, the Tandem Activity Book, and Conversation Dice. Her creative workshop, Leafcutter Designs, offers curious goods, surprising services, and projects for participation: She lives in Oakland, California. Family & Relationships /Activities

Gator Dad
Brian Lies

New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies's new picture book shows readers the wonderful—and often different—ways that children connect with their fathers.
From seemingly mundane tasks such as grocery shopping to more active pursuits like a romp at the park and fort-building, a loving and playful father alligator shows his gator kids that the simplest pleasures done together can make for an incredibly fun day.
Presented by New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies ( Bats at the Beach ), this heartwarming story demonstrates a series of very special ways children can connect with their fathers and should appeal to parents and little readers everywhere.
[Gator Dad's] a winning combination of warmth, humor, and heart."
-Publishers Weekly
"Lies' acrylic illustrations are filled with small details to notice, especially the labels on cans and boxes, but what is most evident are the feelings these
four have for one another. Dads, squeeze the day with your own children just as this one does."
-Kirkus Reviews Ages 4-7 years • Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents

A Perfect Fathers Day

Eve Bunting, illustrated by Susan Meddaugh

The perfect gift book for a perfect Father's Day.
An engaging family portrait and a winning tribute to 'Dad.'" - School Library Journal
Four-year-old Susie gives her dad her idea of the perfect Father's Day: A fast food restaurant for lunch, feeding birds at the park, a ride on the carousel,
the swings . . . they even top their day off with balloons! Eve Bunting's tongue-in-cheek story is sure to resonate with the loving, exhausted parents
of charming preschoolers. Susan Meddaugh contributes ample subtle humor to the reading experience in the details of her illustrations. This sweet treat of a book, in a new paper-over-board gift edition with foil cover accents, is the perfect story for dads and kids to share on a perfect Father's Day.
"It's Father's Day, and four-year-old Susie has planned a perfect outing with all the things she knows her dad will like the best. . . . Bunting's simple, witty
text sketches a warm father-daughter relationship and affectionately glances at the four-year-old mind at work. Meddaugh's bright watercolors and pencil
illustrations add to the humor as they show the two enjoying the day.
Ages 4-7 years • Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents

Now one person will win their choice of four of these books. The books I chose were Tell Me a Tattoo Story and Letters to My Dad. Ava had a book that she filled in for her mom on Mothers Day so now its Dad's turn. I know everyone will enjoy these.
Good luck everyone.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

IllumiBowl Giveaway-3 Winners-US/CAN June 16/16

The entry form will show up on another page. Just hit where it says entry form. I am having problems with giveaway tools for now. Thanks.

Here is a great giveaway which is perfect for moms with toddlers being potty trained and of course for the man of the house when he gets up in the night to use the washroom. I hate cleaning the floor and back of the toilet if the bowl is missed, don't you?
Well, its called IllumiBowl and this might just solve the problem for you. It makes it a bit more exciting to "do your thing" at the same time. It will also lead the way to the toilet without stumbling into things if you don't have a light on. It has four suction cups on the side that you attach to the bowl. It takes 3 triple A batteries which will last a long time.
The IllumiBowl will come on as soon as it detects motion. It has 9 color settings and you can set to any one color you like or leave it change to the whole cycle. This fits any toilet bowl I have my color set to purple because that is my favourite color. Sometimes I will set it to change and go through the whole color changes. So you can set it any way you like.
3 Lucky people will win one of these night light IllumiBowls for themselves.Get your entries in today.
Thank you to the sponsor.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Grad Books Giveaway-Canada Only-June 5/16

We have a nice #WishYouMore Grad giveaway from Raincoast Books
These are some really nice books and you have a chance now to win your choice of 3 of them. I chose the Advice From My 80-Year-Old Self and the Letters to Me When I Grow Up.
I Wish You More

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

A New York Times bestseller!
Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create this exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of many books, including Little Pea and Duck! Rabbit! . She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Tom Lichtenheld has illustrated many children's books, including the bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train . He lives in Geneva, Illinois.

The Big Trip
Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures
Lonely Planet

This comprehensive companion, now in its third edition, provides essential pretrip planning advice, regional overviews with maps and itineraries, and practical resources for finding work abroad. Now in full colour packed with inspirational images.
Advice from My 80-Year-Old Self

Real Words of Wisdom from People Ages 7 to 88
Susan O'Malley

What advice would your 80-year-old self give you? That is the question artist Susan O'Malley, who was herself to die far too young, asked more than a hundred ordinary people of every age, from every walk of life. She then transformed their responses into vibrant text-based images. From a prompt to do things that matter to your heart, to a reminder that it's okay to have sugar in your tea, these are calls to action and words to live by-heartfelt, sometimes humorous, and always fiercely compassionate. This stirring celebration of our collective humanity unveils the wisdom we hold inside ourselves right now.

Susan O'Malley (1976-2015) was an internationally exhibited artist and curator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As curator and print center director at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, she worked with hundreds of artists and organized more than fifty exhibitions and public programs. As an artist, she made work that brings a sense of interconnectedness into our lives, from conversations with strangers to installations in public places. The impact of her work has traveled far and wide. O'Malley's artwork has been exhibited in public projects across the United States-San Francisco, New York, Nashville-and around the globe in the United Kingdom, Poland, and Denmark. She exhibited at alternative spaces and cultural institutions including, in California, the Montalvo Art Center, Kala Art Institute, and Palo Alto Art Center, as well as the Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX), and the Parthenon Museum (Nashville, TN). Her participatory installation Finding Your Center , a collaboration with Leah Rosenberg, was recently featured in Bay Area Now 7 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and her project A Healing Walk is permanently installed at Villa Montalvo. The powerful optimism of her work lives on.

Letters to Me, When I Grow Up
Young Writer's Edition Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.
Lea Redmond

This kids' version of the bestselling Letters to My Future Self brings young writers a fun new way to capture their childhood. Twelve prompted letters bound into a keepsake book invite kids to share stories, draw, or make lists reflecting on what they know now, and what they imagine for their future. When they're grown, this paper time capsule becomes a cherished-and likely hilarious-look back on who they once were and who they have become.

Lea Redmond is a creative consultant and the brains behind the Letters to My series, The World’s Smallest Post Service, Connexio, My Museum journal, Lucky You!, the Tandem Activity Book, and Conversation Dice. Her creative workshop, Leafcutter Designs, offers curious goods, surprising services, and projects for participation: She lives in Oakland, California.

Keep Curious and Carry a Banana
Words of Wisdom from the World of Curious George
H. A. Rey

For more than seventy-five years, the world of Curious George has delighted readers with its playful charm and deceptively simple wisdom. Fans of the Keep Calm and Carry On craze will find comfort in this Georgified version of the popular book format. Each inspiration is humorously accompanied by an illustration from the original works of H. A. Rey's Curious George books.
Sure to make readers chuckle as only George can, this book is packed with inspiration and humor. It's the perfect gift for all the curious people in your life!

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.

Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone
Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening
Becky Blades

No matter how hard they try, parents never have time to teach their children everything they need to know before they leave home. Luckily, Becky Blades has compiled the best tidbits of advice into one thought-provoking, conversation-starting book. Covering everything from posture to finances, with a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone is the perfect gift for leaving-the-nest kids, or anyone in your life who could use a little bit of coming-of-age common sense.

Becky Blades is a writer, artist, business strategiest, and philosopher of creative, adventurous living. Since selling her award-winning public relations firm, Blades has served on corporate boards, as a civic advocate for the arts and entrepreneurship, and as a consultant and mentor.

Blades' blog,, celebrates the art of beginning. She has started 2,865 projects and finished 127. Among the unfinished are two almost-launched daughters, proving her point that it's not what you finish, it's what you stART.
She lives in Kansas City with her husband of 30 years and her Maytag front load washing machine.

One person will be the lucky winner of their choice of 3 books. Open to Canada Only.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Just letting you all know

I have changed my email server and what a huge hassle this has been. They were to close my other email on the 12th of May and just did it today after me calling them and blasting them out. Now I ended up with another bill to pay from them not cancelling me when they were told to. I finally got the bill down to half which is better than nothing and paid it right away. Never again will I go with Bell. I have been with them over 40 years. So I have a new email and hopefully I can get it fixed out here too. It is I have to put a new contact me form in but will do that hopefully tomorrow. I have two giveaways to finally get posted and will do those tomorrow too. So I hope this goes out to my mailing list and you all get this instead of it going to a dead server. Thanks for your patience. I know mine has been very edgy the last while back.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Kindle Paperwhite Coming Soon

Hey bloggers! Here is a great new blogger opportunity (Hosted by Lil' Blog and More)
 This will be a fun event, that will gain a big turn out, so be sure to join in (There are lots of
options available!)
Prize for the event: Kindle Paperwhite

Actual Giveaway Dates: 6/10 - 7/2

This is a great way to gain a lot more followers on your social media channels! There are completely FREE options, sharing options (for additional entries on the form.) and paid options, available! 

Last day to sign up for this event: 6/6 
You can sign up HERE

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Debbie Meyer Products Giveaway-US Only-June 5/16

Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month? We all know that we should eat fresh fruits and vegetables daily but sometimes our good intentions can get the best of us when fresh produce spoils before we can eat it.

Debbie Meyer, the “Home Problem Solver”, has a proven solution. Her Debbie Meyer® GreenBags® and Debbie Meyer GreenBoxesTM help prolong the life of fresh produce, baked goods and snacks; cutting down on food waste and saving money.

And summer means firing up the grill! Debbie recently added Debbie Meyer Grilling BagsTM to her growing product line. We anticipate the Debbie Meyer Grilling BagsTM to be a big hit this summer.

4 Debbie Meyer Grilling Bags are perfect for cooking on the barbecue or in the oven. They help lock in flavor, avoid cross contamination, help prevent burning food on the grill, and keep the grill and oven clean. Debbie Meyer® Grilling BagsTM can also be used on griddles and hot plates. Debbie Meyer® Grilling BagsTM are available as a set of four bags (8.3x11.8-inches) and retails for $6.99.

Debbie Meyer GreenBags® help preserve the freshness and are proven to prolong the life of fruits and vegetables. Made with a natural mineral, these bags create a beneficial storage environment, which extends the life of fresh produce. Debbie Meyer GreenBags are BPA-free, and independent lab tested for efficacy. Use on counter-top or in the fridge - wherever you would normally store the contents of the bags. Each of these revolutionary storage bags is gusseted for maximum capacity, reusable 8 to 10 times, and proudly made in the USA. $9.99 for a 20-piece set.
Debbie Meyer UltraLite-GreenBoxes help preserve the freshness and prolong the life of fruits, vegetables, baked goods and snacks. Through a proprietary formula of natural substances, these revolutionary storage boxes provide an innovative storage system that was shown in independent laboratory tests to help extend the life of all types of fresh produce, baked goods and snacks. Use on counter-top, in the fridge or pantry - wherever you would normally store the contents of the boxes. Debbie Meyer GreenBoxes are BPA-free, reusable, microwave and top-rack dishwasher safe, stackable and nestable, and proudly made in the USA. $19.99 for a 32-piece set.freshness and prolong the life of fruits, vegetables, baked goods and snacks.
Debbie Meyer Grilling BagsTM are perfect for cooking on the barbecue and can also be used in the oven. The bags:
Help lock in flavor
Help avoid cross contamination
Keep the grill and oven clean
Can be used on griddles and hot plates
Easily cook poultry, meat, fish, and vegetables
Perfect for healthy cooking - no oil or fat required
Keep natural juices in for better taste
Are BPA-free
Debbie Meyer, award-winning entrepreneur, TV and radio personality, and inventor is known as the "Home Problem Solver." She has an uncanny ability to identify and SOLVE problems that we all have in and around the home.
With her innovative products, Debbie Meyer has achieved a major, proven breakthrough in reducing food waste and saving people significant amounts of money.

One lucky person in the US is going to win the same products I received. Good luck to everyone.