August 12, 2008 |
I’ve been getting scads of emails on a daily basis from folks who are giving things away on their blogs and asking if I’d link to their giveaway. While I’m glad that everyone’s being so generous, I just don’t have time or space to highlight all the giveaways going on in cyberspace.
However, I came up with an idea: what if I were to post a Mr. Linky here every week and everyone who was hosting a giveaway could leave their link? This would help streamline things for me and also, hopefully, generate lots of traffic for your giveaways.
What do you think? Is this something you’d like to see here each week? Anyone have a great idea for a name for this giveaway round-up? And what day should I post it on? Early in the week? Late in the week? All thoughts and input welcomed in the comments section.
In the mean time, if you have a giveaway going on at your blog, leave your link below. To make it easy and fun for everyone, your link must be family-friendly, no-strings-attached, and must link directly to the giveaway post. Links going to the homepage of your blog or any other part of your blog besides the direct link to your giveaway post will be deleted.
June 12, 2008 |
Father’s Day is this Sunday and while I’m pretty sure I know what I’m doing for my dad and my husband, I’m sure there are many others who are still looking for some great ideas.
My dad is very easy to please. He doesn’t like gifts, he likes handmade cards and letters so that’s what he normally gets and that’s what he’s getting again this year. It’s always so good to sit down and write out my thoughts of gratitude and appreciation to him for all he has done for me.
My husband is also easy to please. Up until this year, he always received a card and a special home-cooked dinner. This year, since we have more wiggle room in the budget, I’m actually buying him something. But it’s not anything fancy or extravagant. Instead, he’s getting dress clothes, thanks to Sears. And I know he’ll be happy as a lark since, unlike most men, he likes to shop and buy clothes!
What are you doing to bless and show appreciation for the special father(s) in your life? Tell us about it in the comments section in the next 24 hours and you’ll also be entered to win one of two $20 gift cards from Boston Market.
Our family loves Boston Market; it’s like enjoying delicious home-cooking without the work and effort! I especially enjoy their rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes–Yum!
To enter to win one of these two $20 gift cards:
::Leave a comment telling us your best frugal idea for celebrating Father’s Day and blessing a special guy in your life.
::Tomorrow evening, I’ll randomly choose two winners and post them.
May 29, 2008 |
The folks from Education.com were so impressed with your turn-out to their last giveaway that they asked if they could sponsor another cool giveaway. Two randomly-selected entrants will receive one of the following fun items–perfect for hours of fun this Summer:
Giveaway #1: Alex Toys’ "Happily Ever Crafter" kit, a $40 value, recommended for ages 7+
Learn the essentials of crocheting, embroidering, and sewing in one awesome kit! Comes with everything you need to make 9 separate projects plus materials to use your skills on your own. Includes materials and instructions to make a stuffed dog, coin purse, felt brooch, embroidered bandana, wall hanging, sewing pouch, hair ribbon, bracelets and a scarf. Packed in a printed storage case with lid.
Giveaway #2: Cranium’s "Super Fort Kit", a $40 value, recommended for ages 4-10
Cranium Super Fort is a fun activity toy and building system that
supercharges children’s imagination to create their own cool spaces and
secret places. From submarines in imaginary seas, fantasy castles from
faraway lands, or even space ships from new galaxies, anything a kid
can imagine comes to life with Super Fort! Super Fort engages kids in
fun and learning that’s creative and physical as they build structures
and create new ones from scratch. The Magnaball connectors and foam
tubes make construction safe, fun, and easy for kids 4 and up. The
system is safe, easy-to-use, fast to clean up, and allows kids to
create their forts without rearranging the furniture!
To enter to win one of these items:
::Visit Education.com and spend a few moments looking around. (You might consider checking out their section on teaching children money management and saving skills here.)
::Come back here and leave a comment on this post telling something you liked about Education.com or a suggestion for an improvement or addition you’d love to see them add to their site. Please include your name and main email address with your comment (contact info will only be used to get in touch with the winners and is not visible to the public).
::This giveaway will only be open for entries from now through Friday at midnight. I’ll randomly choose and post the winners on Saturday.