Thursday, April 30, 2009

TV Thursday!


Yesterday I watched this week's Castle (Yes, on the DVR) and noticed that the kid from Kate & Ally was on tv again! Remember Chip? I think he was Ally's son. Anyways he played a possible suspect in Castle this week. Earlier this season, he played a killer on The Mentalist. So when I saw him in Castle yesterday, I had to laugh. Out loud. I then had to pause the tv to explain why I laughed to my family...lol. But remembered going crazy trying to place him when he was on The Mentalist.

I have this thing with TV faces. Very often, I find myself watching a tv show or movie and I get this feeling that I know an actor from something. Does this happen to any of you? And then it drives me crazy until I'm able to look it up on the internet and find what I know them from.

Like on Castle...there was a woman playing a ghostwriter and she looked soooo familiar. Her lips, specifically...lol...they're just shaped a little weird. Anyway, she turned out to be the senator's wife who was kidnapped on this show a few years ago called Vanished. IMDB.com answered for me! I love IMDB. It's super helpful.

It's weird that the show Vanished popped up again too because a few weeks ago I saw the film Adventureland. Really good move, by the way. But there's a girl in the film who works at the park, and I knew I knew her from somewhere! It drove me nuts through the whole movie and as soon as I got home, I checked IMDB and she played the senator's daughter in the same show! Weird.

Am I the only one this happens to? Do any of you love IMDB like I do?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day Week of Giveaways at Eighty MPH Mom

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Eighty MPH Mom is having a week of giveaways for Mother's Day! It runs May 1 - 7. Be sure to go check it out!


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Wordless Wednesday


Yep, that's my handsome boyfriend and his license plate...lol



Want a close up?


It's pretty good, right? LOL (Sorry even I could type that with a straight face.)


For more Wordless Wednesday entries, visit Five Minutes For Mom and Wordless Wednesday.



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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hallmark -- Free Greeting Card!


Hallmark is offering a Free Customized 5x7 Mother's Day Card when you enter promo code CARD4MOM.

Go to Hallmark, sign up for a new account if you don't already have one, choose your card, and personalize! You can either leave the card blank and have it sent to you so you can write your own message and send it to your recipient, or you can personalize it ONLINE and Hallmark will address the envelope and send it for you for FREE! Just be sure to Enter promo code CARD4MOM at checkout!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Free Clairol Hair Color Sample



Clairol is offering a free sample of their new Beautiful Collection Advanced Gray Solution hair color. You get to choose the shade too! It's supposed to cover more gray for twice as long! That sounds good to me.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Awards!


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Rosie from Vino Bodega gave me the One Lovely Blog Award! Thanks so much hon! Go check out Rosie's blog. If you like wine, you'll love her blog!

Now it's my turn to pass along the love and award some great blogs I've enjoyed reading lately!






J. Leigh Designz

Creations By Lanie



Now here's what you need to do:


1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.


2) Pass the award to up to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

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Blog Giveaways!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had as gorgeous of a weekend as we did! It was in the high 80's both days. It was beautiful!

So here is this week's list of giveaways. There are some great ones going on this week! Good luck everyone!

Give Away Today is giving away a watch from Which Watch Designs. (Ends tonight 4/27...winner announced tomorrow !!)

Trying To Stay Calm is giving away a Herbal Hand Care Gift Set from HomeSpaShop. (Ends 4/28)

Fabulous Fun Finds is giving away a $25 Layers Clothing Gift Certificate (Ends 5/03)

Etsy It Up! is giving away a lovely girl's dress from Whimsy Couture. (Ends 5/03)

Jamie's Precious Peas is giving away a stuffed Blue Bunny from Serena and Lily. (Ends 5/08)

Jamie's Precious Peas is giving away a prize package of notepads and flat cards from The Queen Bee Paper Company. (Ends 5/08)

Jamie's Precious Peas is giving away a stroller accesory of winner's choice from Carry On. (Ends 5/08)

Amanda is giving away A Plumm Summer on dvd. (Ends 5/09)

J. Leigh Designz is giving away a Minui Handysitt portable feeding seat. (Ends 5/10)

Go Graham Go is giving away an Organic children's tshirt from Puddlefoot. Winner's Choice! (Ends 5/11)

Jolly Mom is giving away a Sustain organic onesie or tshirt. (Ends 5/11)

Go Graham Go is giving away a Hugg-A-Planet stuffed toy. (Ends 5/11)

Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House is giving away a Vado Pocket Video Camera from Creative (Ends 5/11) *There's also a Mother's Day Extravaganza going on for the next 2 weeks, so check this blog daily! 20 Giveaways!!*

The Shopping Mama is giving away a pair of Bugaloo shoes. Winner's choice! (Ends 5/13)

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Mother's Day Extravaganza!



The Mother's Day Extravaganza starts today (4/27) at Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House! There will be 20 giveaways in 2 weeks, so at least once a day! Make sure you check daily!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pay It Forward!

I was reading through the blogs I follow tonight and read about a Pay it forward event going on from Tanielle at The Polka Dot Daisy.


Tanielle's 5 spots had already been filled but she let me know that Lanie from Creations by Lanie was also participating in the crafting Pay It Forward event and I wanted in! :) Here's the deal.

Making handcrafted items is a dying art, but they are so fun to make and get! So, here's a little game to encourage the handcrafting to live and thrive.

The first 5 people to leave a comment on this post, will receive, at some point during the year, a super-duper handmade gift from me! What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise. The catch is that you must participate as well :) So before you leave your comment here, write up (or copy and paste) a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Then, come back, let me know you are going to play, and anticipate the arrival of your super-duper handmade gift! Remember that only the FIRST FIVE comments will receive a gift from me, so be quick!

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantee that you will like what I make. But, I will try my best to make sure that you do :)
2. It will be done this year (hopefully sooner than later)
3. You will have no clue what or when it will be.

Please make sure to leave your e-mail address too so I can get a hold of you. Have fun!

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Giveaway at Barking Mad!

Yum!!
Barking Mad is giving away Chocolate and a $50 Visa gift card!
Go enter now! Giveaway ends May 1st!

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Free L'Oreal Ever Pure Samples!



Courtesy of InStyle Magazine while supplies last!

Email your name and address to instyleoffer@instyle.com for your free samples!


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mother's Day Giveaway at 5 Minutes for Mom

Mothers Day 2009


There are some wonderful giveaways going on over at 5 Minutes for Mom! Go check them out! Ends May 9th!

TV Thursday!

So I was thinking today that far too many great tv shows get canceled too soon. Here's my list of most-missed shows.


1. My So-Called Life -- I often wondered what would have happened with Brian Krakow once Angela read that letter. Would she really have stayed with Jordan Catalano? Who knows? I do enjoy seeing the cast show up randomly in things these days though. Yes, that was Angela's dad who threatened to take Aaron from Kate on LOST.


2. American Dreams -- I really enjoyed this one. I wasn't alive in the 60's but it seemed like such a poignant portrayal of those times. Definitely canceled too soon.


3. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip -- Another great Sorkin show. I love Bradley Whitford, so it was nice to see him again after the West Wing. I loved the drama of the show and really enjoyed the characters. And their Christmas episode rivaled some of the best holiday tv episodes of all time.


4. John from Cincinnati -- Now I know that this got canceled because people just didn't get it, but maybe if they'd given it a chance, we might have been able to figure it out!


5. Ed -- I'm glad we got some closure with this one, so atleast we have that. I'd feel better if they'd just release it on DVD! Just give them the music rights all ready!


6. Life on Mars -- The wound with this one is still fresh. I would have really liked to see this whole storyline fleshed out more. Such a unique concept with great characters. Very well-written show.


7. Pushing Daisies -- How good was this show?! Word on the street is that the 3 remaining episodes will be shown in May. I also heard rumors of a possible movie. I think that would be a great idea.


8. Joan of Arcadia -- I know this one got kind of out there in the 2nd season, so I'm pretty sure that's what turned people off. It was so good in the first season though, I'd like to believe this one had great potential if it had been given the chance.


9. Boston Public -- This was a great show. Nicky Katt, Chi McBride, Fyvush Finkel, Michael Rappaport....so good! Maybe not such a realistic depiction of public school, but a great show that received the dreaded Friday night timeslot and died too soon.


10. Undeclared -- A fun Judd Apatow half hour comedy from 2001. I know many members of this cast have gone on to great careers, but I loved the interactions in this one. Jason Segel playing the obsessive boyfriend, then ex-boyfriend copy shop worker. Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogan, Louden Wainwright III...great cast.


Ok so I also have some honorable mentions that I found on google. Yes, I had to see what other shows I was missing!


Relativity, Murder One, Daria, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Nine, Journeyman, Freaks & Geeks (I will admit I didn't catch this one til my boyfriend loaned me the boxset to watch) and Millenium.


And I almost forgot Life With Bonnie! Bonnie Hunt's sitcom...that was a very funny show!


Let me know if I missed any good ones!



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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Free Reusable Lunch Tote from Whole Foods!


Just saw this on Oprah! Whole Foods is offering viewers a free reusable lunch size tote with this coupon on Oprah.com! Also other discount coupons posted here.

Happy Earth Day!


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Prissy Green's Earth Day party!







There are some great green giveaways going on at Prissy Green!

Mom Logic April Showers Bash!





MomLogic Community's April Shower virtual baby shower will take place on Sat. April 25th from 1-3pm est!

Wordless Wednesday -- Earth Day

Just a little reminder of how lucky we are to share our planet.
On Earth Day, let's remember it's our responsibility to take care of her!

Taken a few summers ago in the mountains of Hillsdale, NY...

Faint rainbow over the beautiful hills of Clarion, PA.


For more Wordless Wednesday entries, visit Five Minutes For Mom and Wordless Wednesday.



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Monday, April 20, 2009

Sparknotes Yearbook 2009 Feature and Sweepstakes

SparkNotes is a site sponsored by Barnes & Noble aimed at high school students. They have lots of fun and informative articles on studying, school, work, pop culture, test-prep, etc. You name it, they're covering it! Their newest feature is the 2009 Sparknotes Yearbook Awards. You can vote for your favorite nominee (think senior superlatives!) and read the hysterical Yearbook Etiquette section (#10 in the list on the left). I'm willing to admit it's been a long time since I was in high school, but this feature really made me chuckle and reminisce about my own high school days.

If you have a high school student in your household, send them the link. Or check it out yourself!

While you're there you can enter their sweepstakes to win a new digital camera, Six Flags theme park tickets or a SparkNotes tshirt! Just click the Six Flags Sweepstakes banner at the top of the page to enter!

Blog Giveaways!

I was without computer all weekend, so I apologize for the lack of posts this weekend. The laptop's ac adapter (power cord) frayed where it connects to the laptop and started sparking at us Friday night. We had to drive for awhile yesterday to get to Micro Center and buy a new cord, but we're up and running again today!


So anyway, it's Monday, so it's time for me to share some great blog giveaways I've found! Good luck! Hope y'all win something!

Give Away Today is giving away 3 Digital Scrapbooking Software Kits from My Memories Suites - 3 winners! (Ends 4/22!)

She Breathes is giving away the complete Kiss My Face Potent & Pure Organic Facial Care line (13 products total) valued at over $200! (Ends 4/22!)

Simple Finds is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Layers Clothing. (Ends 4/24)

Indiefixx is giving away a Polarity Simplify Locket with Jessica Gonacha artwork and a matching Jessica Gonacha print! (Ends 4/25)

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving away a pair of shoes from Bugaboo Shoe Company! (Ends 4/27)

This Mom Can Shop is giving away an adorable 2 piece boys outfit from Bobinette! (Ends 4/27)

Momma In Flip Flops2 is giving away a black silk tote and shirt from DreamSacks. (Ends 4/27)

Eighty MPH Mom is giving away 2 boxes of Curious Cookies to one winner! (Ends 4/27)

A Giveaway Addicted Mom is giving away a Newspaper Tote from Raw Bags. ($100 value!!)(Ends 5/3)

Eighty MPH Mom is giving away a Magellan Road Mate 1430! (Ends 5/5)

The Shopping Mama is giving away a onesie from Finny's Greens. (Ends 5/6)

The Shopping Mama is giving away a $15 gift certificate to Scribble It. (Ends 5/6)

Jolly Mom is giving away a Baby Bjorn Potty chair! (Ends 5/11)


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Friday, April 17, 2009

I found it!

Check out this video of Michael Emerson from last night's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. First they show some old illustrations that Michael drew and then he reads "Little Boy Blue". It's awesome!



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got2b Smooth Operator Winner!

And the winner is...




Big Congrats Anne! I'll be emailing you shortly for your mailing address! You have 48 hours to email me back and claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Birthday Bash at Seven Dogs and a Baby!


Seven Dogs and a Baby are having a Birthday Bash to celebrate Connor's 2nd Birthday! The Bash will go on til April 30th. There's a scavenger hunt, daily contests and lots of fun! Come join the party!

Happy Birthday Connor!!


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Michael Emerson



I missed posting TV Thursday this week. But tonight, Jimmy Fallon had Michael Emerson on from LOST. He plays Ben and he's super creepy! Did anybody see it tonight?! Well Jimmy asked him to read "Little Boy Blue" in his creepy voice and it was awesome!!! I promise I'll post the video as soon as I see it posted. But just imagine it for now...it was hysterical!

If you don't watch LOST, you probably don't know who Michael Emerson is, but trust me when I say, He does creepy very well! Just look at his eyes and you'll understand.


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Just cuz Rosie asked!

Yes, Rosie...

Leave a comment on this post you can get an extra entry into the giveaway!

(Rosie, I'll count yours too...lol)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Reminder!

Make sure you enter my got2b giveaway!
Ends tomorrow (4/17) at noon est!

Enter here!


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday -- Twins!

On March 12, my cousin Mallory gave birth to twin boys, Caleb and Landon. They were born 4 weeks early so they spent some extra time in the hospital. They are both home now, so may I introduce to you...

Caleb:
smaller caleb

and

Landon:
smaller landon

Aren't they precious?

For more Wordless Wednesday entries, visit Five Minutes For Mom and Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Birthday Bash



Kati at Country Girl, City Life is celebrating her 21st birthday next week with a Birthday Bash!! She's having a total of 4 giveaways on her blog next week and you're invited!!

Make sure you stop by and wish her a happy birthday!!

Monsters vs. Aliens


Eighty MPH Mom is giving away Activision's Monsters Vs. Aliens game for the Nintendo Wii. There will be 5 winners!!! Giveaway Ends April 25. This looks like a really fun game that your kids are sure to love! Go enter!

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Twins are Home!


My cousin gave birth to twin boys on March 12th. The boys were 4 weeks early, so they spent some extra time in the hospital, but now both Landon and Caleb are home! Caleb came home last week and Landon came home just in time to celebrate his first Easter with his family! I'm going over to visit tonight and I can't wait to see them!

I love the Springtime because of all of the new life, and what's better than new babies?!

I hope to have some new pictures for Wordless Wednesday this week too, so stay tuned!

Blog Giveaways

It's Monday, so I'm sharing some great blog giveaways I've found. Good Luck! :)

Two of a Kind, Working On a Full House is giving away a blanket from Shi Shu Style (ends tonight! 4/13)

Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House is giving away an Exergen TemporalScanner (ends tonight! 4/13)

(Two of a Kind is also having a few other giveaways. Check them out here.)

Anything Indie is giving away a necklace from tomate d’├ępingles! (ends 4/17)

Mommies With Cents is giving away a Belli Skincare Motherhood Essentials Kit (ends 4/18)

Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is giving away a pair of shoes from Pedoodles (ends 4/18)

Just a Mom's Take on Things is giving away a plush toy from Douglas Plush Toys (ends 4/18)

Fabulous Fun Finds is giving away a handbag (of winner's choice!) from Left Handed Studio (ends 4/19)

Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous is giving away an Abby Roo canvas bag. (ends 4/20)

Country Girl, City Life is giving away a Glade Multi-wick candle (ends 4/20)

Team Etsy Friends is having an Earth Day Challenge here and giving away 10 goodie bags! (ends 4/22)

An Ordinary Life is giving away a Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System! (ends 4/25)

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is giving away an EarCheck Middle Ear Monitor. (ends 4/25)

Seeryus Mom is giving away a Gift Pack of Piggy Paint. (ends 4/27)

Amanda is giving away a GelPro Kitchen Floor Mat (winners choice of color and style!) (ends 4/27)


And don't forget to enter my got2b Smooth Operator Giveaway! (ends 4/17)



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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

Just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Happy Easter. We'll be in and out all weekend, and I don't know how much posting I'll get done. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of candy, eggs, family and all the fun you can handle! It's rainy here but the clouds are supposed to move out later this afternoon. So keep your fingers crossed for me, ok?! I hope the rest of you are having nice weather!
Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Smooth Operator Giveaway!

I'm so excited! I'm hosting my first giveaway!

So I've been a member of BzzAgent for a few years now. BzzAgent is a great marketing program specializing in Word-Of-Mouth publicity for products and services. Members join product or service campaigns, receive a bzzkit with samples, coupons, etc. and they go out and "Bzz" to their friends, family and co-workers! It's a great program. When you report on your "Bzz", you earn points to your mypoints.com account to redeem for great rewards!


My newest BzzCampaign is for Schwarzkopf got2b Smooth Operator smoothing lustre lotion. According to the bottle the product "shapes, smooths, controls fly-aways and imparts an amazing weightless lustre and softness". It also contains a UV Protectant and protects against damage from heat styling. With summer's humidity coming, we could all use something to combat frizz. The full size bottle (6.8oz) retails for $5.99.



I used this product yesterday and it did make my ponytail silky soft. I have to admit though, I didn't fully style my hair yesterday. I like to use my flat iron when I wear my hair down and yesterday was definitely a "throw it up in a ponytail" kind of day. So I haven't used this along with all of my other styling products yet. I also want to add that this product smells great too! Not overly perfumed at all.




For this campaign, BzzAgent sent me a full size 6.8oz bottle for me and 3oz sample bottles to share with friends and family. Isn't the bottle cute? I love the dangling charms. So this is where you come in! I'm going to be offering one of these 3oz bottles to one winner! You'll be receiving the exact product featured in the above photo. The only catch is the winner must be willing to test the product and email me letting me know what you think so I can report on the "Bzz"!


To enter this giveaway, leave me a comment letting me know why you need this product or why you'd like to try it. Please make sure to leave a valid email or have it visible in your profile, so I can reach you if you win!


For bonus entries, you can:

- Follow my blog on Blogger
- Subscribe via email
- Follow me on twitter (@crazeypoet) and tweet about this giveaway. (Make sure you post the link in your comment)
- Add my button to your blog
- Blog about my giveaway (leave a link in your comment)


Make sure you leave a comment for each thing you do! Giveaway will end April 17 at 12pm est.


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LOST


Ok so I watched LOST last night, so we can chat about it now! How bout that smoke monster? A little cheesy if you ask me, but what do I know, right? I just think the visions of Ben's past swirling in the smoke monster looked kinda like cut n' paste. I think they could have made it a little creepier. Remember what the Smoke Monster did to Mr. Eko? I know the Smoke Monster wasn't supposed to kill Ben, but it could have scared him and us a bit more.

This week's SparkLife take gives you a list of rules for the Others. Check it out. I love numbers 2, 5, and 15. Pretty funny stuff.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Free Fisher Price Precious Places DVD


For those of you with little princesses at home, Fisher Price is offering a free dvd copy of Precious Places Episode 1: The Princesses Save the Ball while supplies last.

Request your copy here.

It is limited to 1 per household and to US Residents over 18. The dvd is only the first episode (about 12min long), but it's free! They aren't even charging for shipping or handling! But hurry, it's only good while supplies last!

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