Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years


I hope that everyone has a wonderful 2010. I look forward to what the new year brings my family. I am working on goals for the blog and some great giveaways for the new year. Right now lets just enjoy watching the old new year out and the new one in.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Count Your Blessings Chicken Soup for the Soul Review

I love the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. When I received the latest one in the mail it made me smile.

We have been having a hard time with money and some health issues. This has been getting us down some so when this book came in it reminded me that we need to Count Our Blessings.
As always this book has the 101 stories of Gratitude, Fortitude and Silver Linings.

My favorite story is Homeward Bound written by Kathleen Norris.
Kathleen and her family had been through a lot her husband was going on disability. They were having to sell their house and that was hard for her. At the end of the story her house sold and they found a new house they liked. The statement at the end that I just love is where Karen states "Home is where the heart is"

This was very important to me since we have talked about moving out this house and moving in with my Mom due to the health bills, and the huge truck bill. I think we have it worked out now and will be able to stay in our house. That statement however helped me to be at peace with what ever decision has to be made,

If you would like to order this book you can go here

Thank everyone for reading my blog this year. I hope you have a wonderful new year,

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jiffy Lube $35 Gift Card Giveaway

I will be the first to admit that I have no idea how to change the oil in my car and very rarely take the car in for someone else to change the oil. That is Golferdad's job. I was really excited when MyBlogSpark gave the opportunity to have a $35 Gift Card to Jiffy Lube provided by Shell Lubricants and MotorOilMatters

Like I have said before, I did not think I knew that much about oil changes and what was involved. I liked the site MotorOilMatters They have a Tips and advice section that I found very helpful. It answers questions such as Does it matter if I change my oil regularly?,
What happens to oil during the time it is in the engine, How often should I change my oil and many more questions. There is even an interactive quiz that test your knowledge. I surprised myself by making an 81% on the test.

Shell Lubricants and have agreed to give one lucky reader a $35 Gift Card to Jiffy Lube.

Mandatory Entry
Tell me why you would like to win this great giveaway.

Extra Entries:
1. Take the interactive quiz and come back to leave a comment on what your score was.
2. Follow me on Google Reader or Networked Blogger. The widget is on the right hand side of the blog.
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@golfersmommy Leave a comment that you are now a follower.
4. Put my button on your blog. The code is on the right hand side of the blog. Leave a comment with a link to your blog where the button is located.
5. Blog about this giveaway on your personal blog/website. (5 entries) Leave a link to where the blog post can be found. Leave 5 separate comments for your 5 extra entries.
6. Tweet about this giveaway. Include @golfersmommy in the tweet. Leave a comment leaving the link to the tweet. Daily entry One entry per day will be allowed.

This contest is open to US address only. No P.O Boxes. The contest will end on January 10,2010 at 11:59 central time. I will chose a winner using The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be announced. In your comments please leave an email address so I can get in touch with you if you are the winner.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Golfergirls favorite part of Christmas.

Christmas is over and I had a wonderful time. I enjoyed getting together with the family. I loved when I asked Golfergirl what her favorite part of the Christmas holiday was: She stated being with my family and celebrating Jesus being born. That made me so happy that she now understands what Christmas is all about. That made my Christmas.

Hope everyone had a wonderful time with their loved ones. I for one can not wait to see what 2010 has in store for our family.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Look What I found in the Freezer

I went to get something out of the freezer yesterday and this was what I found:
Golfergirl had saved the first snowball of winter. We live in Middle Tennessee and do not get a lot of snow so she was excited when we got some this week. I asked her why she had placed them in the freezer. She said in case we did not get any more snow she would have these snowballs. In case someone is wondering they are still in the freezer. Who am I to be the one to throw away the first snowball of the winter.

Winner Of the Wms. Sonoma Gingerbread House

The winner of the Gingerbread House/Listerine giveaway is:
Tamara B. said...

We go to church on Christmas Eve,then come home read the Twas The Night Before Christmas and hang the stocking up on the fireplace.

An email has been sent and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday. I have some great giveaways coming soon.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Imagine Zookeeper Nintendo DS game Review

Golfergirl absolutely loves her Nintendo DS and I like it as well. She takes it on long car trips and that helps with the "Are We There Yet". I am very careful about which games she plays however and of course I would like her to play games like bingo at littlewoodsbingo. Yes, I am that overprotective mother that knows what games her daughter is playing but I do not think that is such a bad thing. I was thrilled when UBISOFT offered to let us review the new game Imagine Zookeeper.
Game Information
With Imagine® Zookeeper, young girls can take care of animal inhabitants in their very own wildlife preserve! Explore the grounds and take inventory of the different species, care for injured animals, and protect the preserve from poachers and pollution!

Key Features
Run a Wildlife Reserve —Players can build their own animal preserve while caring for its inhabitants and lead visitors on a fun tour of the park.
Exploration and Knowledge —Explore the preserve and inventory the different species as their individual needs. Girls can even take photographs to document the growth of baby animals!
Rescue —Rescue injured animals and nurse them back to health at the preserve headquarters.
Preserve the Territory —Prevent poachers from entering the preserve and learn to fight pollution to keep the park safe for all animals in Imagine Zookeeper.

Golfergirls Response:
I decided to ask Golfergirl some questions about the game to see how she liked it.

What do you like best about this game?
"I love the baby kolas and feeding it with a bottle. It was neat rescuing it and then feeding it"

What do you not like about the game?
" I like everything about the game. I do not like that poachers are trying to take my animals but that is just part of the game, I guess.

If there was one thing you would change about the game what would it be?
The Missions

What about the Missions would you change?
To make it not so hard to find the animals when I am trying to take the Safari photo's. It is hard to find all of the animals in the little time they give.

If there was something you could add to the game, what would it be?
To drive the jeep in where the cages are to see the animals.

Would you recommend this game to a friend?

Golfersmom thoughts on the game

I liked the way Golfergirl was so into this game. She talked about it while she was playing. It taught her how to set up her own animal reserve and to care for the animals. The one thing that she learned about that she did not know was about poachers trying to take her animals. They polluted the rivers and she had to clean it up. She asked what a poacher was, so we had the discussion of that. We looked up somethings online about them so would understand that poachers exist in real life not just on her game. I really like this game because it has taught her a lot about the reserves and what goes into taking care of one. I would recommend this game to anyone with a little girl that loves animals.

Buy it
If you would like to buy this game for your little animal lover, go here

Thank you Ubisoft for giving us this game to review

This game was given in exchange for a review. My thoughts and daughters thoughts are our own and was not influenced by receiving the game.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Winner of the Holiday Giftpack

The winner of the Holiday Gift Pack as chosen by is comment #11

True Random Number Generator 11 Powered by RANDOM

Comment number 11 was:
plb8156 said...

tweeted :)

Plb8156 has been notified of being a winner and will have 48 hours to respond. Congratulations to the winner.

Thank you to everyone that entered the contest.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wm. Sonoma Gingerbread House/Listerine Giveaway

Williams-Sonoma and Listerine has teamed up to give the readers of Golfersmom a great Holiday treat. This "Eat Sweets and Keep Your Teeth Too" giveaway of great goodies will make your kids smile thinking of the fun they are going to have. The giveaway is valued at $50.00.

The Gingerbread kit will be the perfect opportunity for family time with your kids. Once the Gingerbread house has been made, Mom can be assured your family will still have those beautiful smiles when using Listerine Total Care and Listerine Antisptic and Reach by design.

The Gift basket will contain the following:

Williams-Sonoma No-Bake Winter Wonderland Gingerbread House Kit

This family friendly kit includes a building tray for the house foundation, sturdy pre-cut gingerbread walls and roof, and colorful candy decorations.
Easily assembled, this is sure to create lasting holiday memories for you and your loved ones.

Make Holiday Brushing Fun: New Reach by Design

Brush way gingerbread crumbs with the new exclusive brushes from
REACH Adults and kids alike will love the festive patterns that make
brushing your teeth fun! Plus, the brush is designed to clean and remove
more plaque in hard to reach places.

Listerine Pocket Packs

Family get-together coming up soon? Keep this on the go solution for fresh breath with you at every occasion. These slender packs fit easily in your pocket or purse, so you're always prepared to mix and mingle with friends and family!

Listerine Total Care and Listerine Antiseptic

This holiday packaged duo is the perfect necessity. Plus, the individual travel sized LISTERINE Antiseptic and LISTERINE Total Care have germ killing action. Keep your family's mouths germ free, while maintaining fresh breath and a healthy smile for those memorable holiday moments.

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me one your favorite holiday traditions that you do with your family.

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4. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this site. Come back here and leave the link to your post. 5 entries. Leave a comment for each entry.

5. Tweet this: @golfersmommy has a Wm. Sonoma Gingerbread house/Listerine giveaway. Ends 12/20/2009 This can be done daily. Come back and leave the link to the tweet . A seperate comment must be left for each daily tweet.

The contest will end on 12/20/2009 at 11:59 Centeral Time. Please leave an email address where I can get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner. The winner will be chosen by Once the winner has been chosen they will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be announced. This contest is open to US address only.

Thanks to everyone that has entered this great giveaway.

In exchange for hosting this giveaway I will be receiving a sample kit. I have not recieved the kit at the time of this posting.