Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Ok, that is where I draw the line. I am not having anything in my house that "may" catch fire. I have been washer hunting today. I did find one and being in a small town it was delivered today.
I love it so much. I will try to take pictures of it tonight.
I have not had time to post the new contest today, since I have been dealing with this issue today. I will get the contest up hopefully tomorrow. I just wanted you all to know that I have not forgotten about the contest. Thanks so much for understanding.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I want to really thank you for following it means so much to me.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Sunday Stealing- ABC's Meme
A – An advantage you have – I have a very loving and supportive family
B – Blue or brown eyes – neither Hazel
C – Chore you hate – cleaning the bathroom
D – Dad’s name – James
E – Essential start of your day – A hug from my girl
F – Favorite color – purple
G – Greatest thing you’ve ever done that made you feel really good – Having Haley
H – Habit you have –drinking to many Coke a Cola's
I – Issue you hate that the world tries to make you pursue – Dieting
J – Job title – Supermom
K – Kohls or Target – Target
L – Living arrangements – I live in a house
M – Music you like – Classic rock and some country
N - Nicknames –Honey Bunny ( only one person can call me that) LOL
O – Overnight hospital stay – Childbirth and surgery
P – Pet Peeve –people that try to tell me what to do when I did not ask for advice
Q – Quote that you like most –Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. Conrad Hilton
R – Right or left handed – Right
S – Siblings –none
T – Time you wake up –. when Haley wakes me up
U – Underwear –yes I have some
V – Vegetable you dislike –brussel sprouts
W – What makes you run late –Haley saying "Just one more minute Mommy"
X – X-rays you’ve had –to many to list
Y – Yummy food you make –Pizza
Z – Zoo animal – Zebra
Hope you have a great rest of the weekend and a safe week. Thanks for stopping by.
This week we have been talking a lot about goals, what they are, why you have them, how to achieve them. As most of you know Golfergirl loves golf and she has been taking lessons. She was watching the U.S. Open on TV last week and one of the golfers was talking about his goal was to get to play Sunday at the U.S. Open. Golfergirl asked what he meant by that. I explained that he wanted to play well enough in the tournament that he made the cut and got to play in the final rounds of the tournament. She looked at me and said if he wanted to play Sunday all he had to do was show up.
For those who do not play golf, in a professional golf tournament they play four days. The first two days everyone that is entered in the tournament plays. In order to get to play on the third and fourth day you must make the cut. Which means a number is set that players must meet in order to play. The number is different for each tournament because it based on the leaders score. It is complicated and that is not the purpose of this post, but I had to give a little background. Into why you can not just show up and be in the finial rounds.
After we talked about goals, I asked her what one of her goals was. She said " I am going to be the first girl to play the U.S.Open." I told her that was great and if she worked hard enough she could achieve it. I explained that it was not going to be easy ( she is not old enough to explain how hard it will be to get into a all male tournament ).
She told her coach today about her goal. I cringed at first not knowing what he was going to say. He looked at her, handed her a club and said lets get to working on that. She just beamed.
I am sorry about the long story today but I wanted to give some background on why I picked Goals for my quote. Golfergirl picked them out and we are going to frame them for her to look at in her room.
If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances.- Alberto Salazar
Friday, June 26, 2009
Frozen Chocolate Cookie Cake
4 ounces chilled apricot nector
2 cups crushed ice
Add the limeaide,apricot nector, ice to blender
Pulse several times until mixture is smooth.
Pour into goblets
If you would like to enter to win a great handbag go here
I have sent her an email and she will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be announced. Thank you everyone for entering my contest. I have a lot more fun planed for summer so be sure to check back in.
Description of Handbag: The handbag is a buttery-soft vinyl bag that has a silver tone disc on the fold over tassel, 2 padded carrying handles and fabric lining. Measures approx. 14"H x 16"W.
To Win: All you have to do to win the purse is to follow my blog and leave me a comment that you are following.. See that is very easy.
1. For 3 extra entries all you have to do is become a follower on Networked Bloggers. The follow button is on the sidebar. Just leave a separate comment for each entry.
2. For 2 extra entries all you need to do is become a follower on twitter @golfersmommy
The contest will run until 11:59 Central Time July 10th. The winner will be chosen by random.org on July 11th. Please leave a way to get in touch with you or another winner will have to be chosen. The lucky winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Since I will be mailing this out myself, I can not accept entries from outside the US.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
When I was given the opportunity to review Ouchies I was very excited to show them to Golfergirl. You see Ouchies are made for the older child who has gotten to big for the "baby" bandages.
Ouchies are fun and very affordable. They come in a very cute tin box decorated with cool designs. They come in Teen-Ages girl, Teen-Ages boy, and Golfergirls favorite Make Your Own come in 5 bright colors and 3 markers. Golfergirl loves to decorate her own bandages.
About Ouchies came about from an idea of a Daddy with the encouragement from his wife to bring a cool look to bandages.
The only negative I had is they are a little too sticky. We left the bandage on a couple of days because the scratch was "not healed" yet and it left the skin red and sticky. We should not have left it on so long, so when you use them just leave them on a little while and they will be great.
Golfergirl says they are great and she wants more.
If you would like to know if Ouchies are available in your area click here.
I am pleased to announce that TWO lucky readers will win their choice of two Ouchie Tins. Mandatory entry: Go to the Ouchies website and tell me which Ouchies brand that you like.
1. Become a fan of Ouchies on Facebook. (2 entries)
2. Follow my blog on Networked Blogs. (2 entries) The follow button is on the sidebar.
3. Follow my blog on Google Followers (1 entry)
4. Follow me on Twitter @golfersmommy (1 entry)
The contest will run until 11:59 pm Central Time on July10th, 2009. A winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on July 11, 2009. Please leave an email address where I can get in touch with the winner. Open to US addresses only.
I love music, so when I was given the chance to review the Diane Birch album Bible Belt
from One2One Network I jumped at the chance. Her music is very soulful. She wrote all of the songs on the album. Golfergirl even liked Diane Birch's music. Her favorite song is Fire Escape.
Diane Birch's Bio says:
For singer-songwriter Diane Birch, music was a refuge. Although Diane was born in Michigan, her childhood was spent on the move as the daughter of a preacher, living between Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia, before her parents finally settled in Portland, Oregon. When she was in her early teens, Diane absorbed a unique and cosmopolitan perspective on life that shines through her music and makes a simple categorization of it impossible.
The result? Diane Birch sounds like an old favorite, with all the sparkle and magic of a breakthrough talent. People says she sounds like a combination of early Carole King, Linda Ronstadt and Stevie Nicks, with a little Joss Stone and Cat Power mixed in. Bible Belt is only her first record, but it’s one of the most accomplished albums you’ll hear all year. From the opening track “Fire Escape” to the closing “Magic View,” Diane’s stunning voice is mesmerizing.
Written entirely by Diane, Bible Belt was recorded in New York City and New Orleans with an impressive team of Grammy-winning producers: S-Curve Records founder Steve Greenberg, soul legend Betty Wright and Mike Mangini, in their first project together since producing Joss Stone’s first albums.
If you would like to buy Bible Belt click here.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
When I was offered the chance to review Choraspectic AllergenBlock I decided to let Golferdad give it a try. It is very easy to use. Chloraseptic Allergen Block is a gel that you put on your nostrils and upper lip and it acts as a barrier between allergens and your respiratory system. Golferdad says it is not greasy and it works pretty well. I was glad that it was not greasy since I hate to have anything on my upper lip. He said that he did not sneeze as much when he was doing the yard work.
Allergen block is drug free so you do not have to worry about any drug reactions or side affects. It will not make you sleepy like a lot of other allergy meds.
I have a tub of Chloraseptic Allergen Block to give away. Mandatory entry is to go to Chloraseptic and then come back here to tell me which product you would like to try.
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A winner will be chosen by random.org on July 8th. The winner will be announced on July 9th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. This is open to US residents only.
So I was very excited to get to review the ClearEars products from CircusHealthCare. These are ear plugs that you put in after swimming an it absorbs the water left in the ear from swimming. It could also be used after shower as well.
They come in a 5 pack plastic container that is very easy to put in the beach bag to take with you to the pool. The ear plugs are placed in the ears and wait 5 to 10 minutes and then remove them.
We have used them twice and so far we have not had to go to the Dr. for swimmers ear. I hope it keeps up. I will continue using these to keep her from the pain this summer.
Another plus of these is when you are finished using them cut them up and place them in the soil with potted plants. They absorb the water to help keep the soil moist.
Information from the company:
Water trapped in the ears after swimming or bathing can be very uncomfortable and may lead to ear problems such as Swimmer’s Ears. The revolutionary, patent pending, product, ClearEars, is a soft, comfortable earplug containing a FDA approved polymer which draws water from the ears.
- Works fast in only 5- 10 minutes.
- Safe for kids and adults.
- More convenient than ear drops providing on the spot relief.
- Earth friendly as ClearEars can be reused to help plants retain water. See package for details.
- Alcohol free, dries and relieves.
Golfersmom and Golfergirl like this product. If you would like to buy ClearEars click here.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Jill Robbins is the founder of HomeFree. This is what she has to say about the products:
" As a mom, and a clinical psychologist, I realize how important it is for kids with food allergies to feel included at social occasions, where a sweet treat is often part of the fun.
I created HomeFree bakery, with a line of delicious, wholesome cookies and cakes, as well as a baking cookbook full of easy to make allergen-free recipes, so that kids with food allergies can enjoy treats along with everyone else.
Seeing the smiles on the faces of the kids eating HomeFree cookies and cakes, you'll feel good knowing that these really are treats you can trust."
HomeFree not only has the cookies and cakes already made and ready to eat, they also have a cookbook and the ingredients needed to make some of the great treats. HomeFree treats have the following items available:
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Apple Coffee Cakes
Cranberry Coffee Cake
with Allergen free baking recipes
We offer straight from our bakery the same allergen tested baking
ingredients we use to create our delicious treats.
You can buy the HomeFree treats here
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I really enjoyed trying this product and can not wait to get the Apple Coffee Cake that I ordered today. I finally get to eat a cake that myself or mother did not have to make.
It is time to pick the winner of the Wonder Pets DVD. Random.org picked the winner to be
I would give it to my favorite little nephew. Thanks! Kneecree at gmail dot com.
An e-mail has been sent to NesieBird. She will have 48 hours to respond or I will have to pick a new winner.
Thank you so much for everyone that entered.
Monday, June 22, 2009
I can not beleive it is Monday already. It is time to plan for the week. Planning has starting saving us money so I am going to keep it up. Here is my plan for this week.
Spaghetti/meatsauce and garlic bread
Eating at Mimi's
Some type of Potato
Eat out of the Fridge
Be sure and stop by I'm an Organizing Junkie to see some more great meal plans. I think I will get a lot of ideas from others, so here I am now going over there. See you over there. I hope everyone has a safe and happy week.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Jinxy and Me:
Everyone has been sent an email and will have 48 hours to respond. Thanks to everyone that has entered my contest.
I have sent an email to the winners and they will have 48 hours to respond or I will have to pick a new winner.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
A Daily Dose of Toni is our host for Quotable Sunday. This is my first time at Quotable Sunday and since this is Father's Day I decided to do some quotes about Fathers.
NotBob from NotBob’s Bits. He admits that he “lifted it” but does not say from where. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!Cheers to all us thieves!
Sunday Stealing: The Finish The Sentence Meme
1. I've come to realize that my last kiss..
will come from my sweet hubby
2. I am listening to...
my DH and Golfergirl play Mario Cart Wii.
3. I talk...
in English and kitty talk LOL
4. I love....
getting a big hug from Golfergirl when she thinks I need one.
5. My best friend...
6. My first real kiss....
was in the 7th grade behind the bleachers at a football game (don't tell my mom LOL)
7. Love is.....
my life with DH and Golfergirl.
8. Marriage is ......
a union between 2 people that love each other.
9. Somewhere,someone is thinking....
how much they miss their Dad on Father's Day.
10. I'll always...
love being a Mommy.
11. The last time I really cried was because.....
I was missing my Daddy.
12. My cellphone is....
always with me.
13. When I wake up in the morning....
we will make breakfast for DH.
14. Before I go to bed....
I will make sure Golfergirls present for her Daddy is ready for her in the morning.
15. Right now I am thinking how...
how am I going to sneak and wrap DH's Father's Day present so I can do #14.
16. Babies are....
17. I get on Myspace....
18. Today I.....
cleaned the house.
19. Tomorrow I will be .....
spending the day with my family.
20. I really want to be......
at the beach.
Friday, June 19, 2009
I could use some fun tonight so I am glad it is VGNO over at Ann's tonight. It is officially summer hear in the south and the heat and humidly has come in full force so I could use a nice cold drink tonight.
2 scoops lemon sorbet
3 ounces, absolute citrus vodka
3 ounces lemon cello Clemons liqueur
Sparkling white wine
Lemon slices for garnish
In a blender, combine sorbet, vodka and liqueur until smooth. Divide between two glasses then add the wine to fill the glasses. Garnish with lemon slices.
I hope every one stops by Ann's to enjoy more of the party. She has a great contest going on. Sit back and enjoy all of the great parties that will be going on tonight. I am off to golf practice but will back later tonight for more of the fun.
I would buy the lil bunny big ears for my daughter and an outfit.
Adiaha has been sent an email and has 48 hours to get back in touch with me.
Thank you everyone for entering my contest. There is a lot more fun coming up on Golfersmom soon.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
My family would love to try the Honey Pops cereal. Thanks for the giveaway!
emhagedon at gmail
Email has been sent to Erin and she will have 48 hours to respond. Thanks everyone that entered the contest. I have another organic giveaway coming soon. A little hint Cookie Monster would love this giveaway.
Thanks again for everyone that entered.
Monday, June 15, 2009
The contest calls upon kids, parents, teachers, and community leaders to submit their Big ideas for creating positive change in their communities by demonstrating Cliffords Big Ideas Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Wok Together, Be Responsible, Be a Good Friend, Help Others, Be Truthful, Be Kind and Believe in Yourself.
The BE BIG Fund will bring the winning BIG idea to life by awarding one (1) Grand Prize $25,000 community grant and 10 runner up $2,500 community grants to implement the winning BIG ideas via HandsOn Network local affiliate organizations.
This would be great to do with the kids this summer. Let them think up some ideas that would help their community. Brookster is working on her entry now. She is so excited. It is getting her looking up information on the computer, and writing up her ideas to send in.
Everyone loves to receive cards and I love to give them. Tiny Prints is having a great giveaway. If you have not heard of them you need to check them out. They offer several different stylish photo cards and invitations.
In order to raise awareness of their presence on Facebook, Tiny Prints is giving a way $50.00 Gift Cards.
How to enter:
Become a fan of one of the Facebook pages below
- Choose a favorite design from Tinyprints.com or weddingpaperdivas.com
- Comment on their wall what your favorite design is
- when leaving a comment, let them also know you found about the contest on Golfersmom
- Finally leave a post here letting me know you participated.
The Facbook pages you should become a fan on/comment are: ( you can fan/comment all four o just one)
1. Follow my blog 1 entry
2. Follow me on twitter @golfersmommy 1 entry
3. Become a fan of Golfersmom on Facebook by going to the side bar and following on the Networked Blogger widget. 2 entries (leave a separate entry for each entry)
What if you want to participate but do not have a Facebook account:
Contestants that do not have Facebook accounts can find a favorite Tiny Prints card, save it in their account on the Tiny Prints site and then leave a comment here letting me know what you chose.
Please leave an email address where I can get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner. The Contest runs from June 15th to July 10. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.