Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Back To School Bash on Golfersmom

I have decided to do a Back To School Bash on Golfersmom. I have gotten several great giveaways and some reviews. Some of the giveaways include:

Stolen Moments Menu Planning

Pak Nak

Bake Me a Wish

Molli Coolz Shakers

These are just a few of the great things that I have to share with you in the coming days. I hope you stay tuned for some wonderful items.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wordless/Wordful Wednesday

These are the first of the peppers that have come off of mine and Golfergirls pepper plant. We are going to be making Stuffed Peppers for supper tonight. We can not wait to try them. She has loved watching them grow.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

ER Season 11 DVD Review

About the DVD:
ER Season 11 was released on DVD on July 14th.
An aquarium worker with a live shark latched onto him..a blind woman and her guide companion (a miniature horse!)..a college boy with an arrow in his gut ( his fraternity brothers were aiming for the apple on his head). Gunshot victims. Homeless children, Cardiac cases. So many patients so little time. Year 11 of the fast paced series brings challenges and changes to the ER. Corday and Chen weigh work and family. Abby finds that being a good doctor is as tough as being a good nurse. Ray Barnett- doctor by day, rock star by night arrives. Carter decides to leave. He's been there from the start, a student turned leader who picked up where Greene left off. He set the tone provided the example. His impact will endure.

Buy it:
If you would like to buy this DVD you can order it here

Winner of the Out of the Box Sampler

Congratulations to the Winner of the Out of the Box Sampler:
Helen said...

I signed up for their newsletter!

I have e-mailed Helen and she has 48 hours to respond or another winner will have to be chosen.

Thanks to everyone that entered my contest.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Gala Glass $25 GC Reivew/Giveaway

About Gala Glass:
Angelo Tiozzo is the glass master who heads Gala Glass. His pedigree as a glass artisan is beyond reproach. He was born in Murano, Italy - a small island close to Venice - which is the world's premiere centre for glass artistry. Murano has produced families of master glassmakers for more than a millenium. Angelo Tiozzo was born into such a family, and starting at the tender age of 11, he began polishing his craft under the watchful eye of Murano's great glassmakers.
Reluctant about ordering glass online? There is no need to worry! Everything is inspected meticulously at the workshop by one of our crystal glass associate before it gets to you. We also carefully package all of our crystal glass creations so that they arrive safely. GUARANTEED!!

Gala Glass has a wide variety of selections from Glass Jewelry, Glass Ornaments, Glass Wine Stoppers. They have something for everyone.

I was a little scared to be receiving a glass necklace in the mail. I was very pleased when I got the necklace in the mail. Golfergirl loved the necklace and wanted to take it away from me. I told her she needed to wait a couple of years. She is only 8.

I wore the necklace to her Brownie meeting the other night and all of the mothers just loved it. They could not believe that I received it in the mail. I could not find anything wrong with necklace. I love it.

Buy it:
If you love the things at Gala Glass you may buy it here

Win it:
The great people at Gala Glass have offered to give a way a $25.00 GC to go toward anything on their website. This is open to US and Canada addresses.

Mandatory entry: Go to Gala Glass and look around. Then come back here and tell me what you would use your GC for. This entry must be used for any other entry to count.

Extra Entries:
1.Follow my blog leave a comment with the name that you are following me under
2. Subscribe to my blog leave a comment
3. Fave me on technorati. Widget is on the sidebar. then leave a comment
4. Follow me on Network blog Widget is on the sidebar then leave a comment
5. Follow me on Twitter @golfersmommy leave a comment with the user name that you are following me under.

The contest will run until August 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm. Please leave an e-mail address so I can get in touch with you if are the lucky winner. This contest is open to U.S. and Canadian addresses. Once a winner is chosen the winner will have 48 hours to get back in touch with me or a new winner will be chosen.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We Have A Winner of the Oscar Mayer Prize Pack

The Winner of the Oscar Mayer Prize Pack is:


Follow my blog on Networked Followers.

as picked by

I have sent an e-mail to Naddez. Naddez needs to respond with in 48 hours or a new winner will need to be picked. Thanks to everyone that has entered my contests.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wordless/Wordfull Wednesday-

Golfergirl participating in the Bridging Ceremony during the Brownie meeting last week.

Golf Camp

Golf Camp at Kenny Perry's County Creek Golf Course: 125.00

Set of Golf Clubs 159.00

Golf Shoes 54.00

The smile I get from this girl: Priceless

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sunday Stealing-The Heretic Meme

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger known as Arnab Chakreborty from the blog The Heretic. He does not say where he got it from. 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!

1. Who was the last person of the opposite sex you lay in a bed with? My Darling DH

2. Where was the last place you went out to eat? Subway Wanted to go somewhere else but trying to be healthy

3. What was the last alcoholic beverage you consumed? Strawberry wine cooler

4. Which do you prefer - eyes or lips? eyes

5. Medicine, fine arts, or law? law even though I had to get away from it for a while

6. Best kind of pizza? extra cheese

7. What is in store for your future? no idea but I hope it is good

8. Who was the last band you saw live? Jonas Brother's Don't laugh I have an eight year old remember.

9. Do you take care of your friends while they are sick? yes I am the mothering one of the bunch.

10. How many songs are on your iPod? last I looked around 425

11. Where is the last place you drove to? Subway

12. Where did your last kiss take place? In my daughters room as I a was telling her goodnight. I love kisses from the baby girl

13. What were you doing at 11:59 PM on Monday night? Sleeping

14. Are you a quitter? Never have been

15. Who was the last person you had in your house? My mom

15. What do you think about people who party a lot? I wish I had the time to party with them.

16. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable? Depends on who I am talking to.

17. What was the last CD you purchased? Hannah Montana got to remember the eight year old again.

18. What are two bands or singers that you will always love? I loved me some Bon Jovi and Toby Keith. I have a wide range of likes don't I.

19. Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of? Don't remember what they are and I am to lazy to look them up. If being lazy is one I am guilty of that tonight.

20. How is your last ex doing? Don't really care that is why he is my ex.

Hop on over to Sunday Stealing and join the fun. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Been kinda stressed lately

This has been a very stressful couple of weeks. See DH came in a couple of weeks ago and announced that his division of the company he worked for has been bought out. Ok, stress level went way off the chart. I am currently being a SAHM and loving it but we can not be without any income. I asked what now? DH says that there are a few places that have said they wanted to interview employees from his company. Then the waiting started. They old company was just using them for a week to help clean everything out. He was interviewed by a couple of companies.

While we were waiting to see what was going to happen, I was stressing about what was going to happen. I was already figuring out what we could cut out to save money. DH said I was thinking negatively. I saw it as trying to plan for the worse and hope for the best.

I did not like how the old company handled everything. I however have worked in State Government where it is hard to get rid of anyone. They just came in one day and said they would be out of a job within a week.

DH was very confident that he would have another job. I was thinking about the high unemployment rate, the recession and I also did not know anything about the other companies that he was interviewing for. Then we found out that the company that bought out his old company was going to take 3 of the 7 people who worked for the old company.

After a lot of stress and prayers, DH was offered the job with the new company. He started this week. He however now has to work nights which is a change for us. Golfergirl did not like the change very much but she does not understand the job market. She just wants her Daddy. That has been some adjustment but after a week of the new job we have settled in.

I am thankful that he got a job. I am sorry for the 4 employees that did not get a job. They got a severance package of two weeks pay. In today's hard times we are thankful that I can still be a SAHM mom and DH has a good job. Even if his schedule is a lot different. We will adjust.

As long as we are together as a family we will be just fine.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chicken Soup for the Soul- Tough Times, Tough People Review/Giveaway

History of Chicken Soup for the Soul:

Internationally known speakers Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield knew the power of a good story long before Chicken Soup for the Soul was published. Each had built their speaking careers by telling inspirational, motivational and uplifting stories that their audiences could use to discover, experience and retain key concepts and approaches. After years of continuous audience requests that they put their stories into book form, Hansen & Canfield finally agreed. Rather than focusing only on their stories, they decided to reach out to others and seek contributions of powerful tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. After rounding up the 101 most inspirational submissions, they were left with an untitled book they both knew had the potential to make quite an impact.

My thoughts:

I have always loved the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series The stories are always uplifting and some are very inspiring. When I was given the chance to be on the review team for this series I was very happy. The book that was sent this month is Tough Times, Tough People

About the book:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People will encourage, inspire, and support you through all types of difficult situations, whether financial, health-related, family or personal issues. Read 101 personal stories from real people about meeting challenges:

downsizing and enjoying a simpler life
finding the sliver lining in layoffs and other economic troubles
living with illness and disability
surviving natural disasters
grief and healing
the value of family and friends.
and 10 bonus stories about using faith to pull us through.

Buy it

You can order the Chicken Soup for the Soul books here.

Win It

Two (2) lucky readers will be able to win a copy of the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment on why you like the Chicken Soup books.

Extra Entries:

1. Follow my blog leave a comment
2. Subscribe to my blog leave a comment
3. Fave me on technorati. Widget is on the sidebar. then leave a comment
4. Follow me on Network blog Widget is on the sidebar then leave a comment
5. Follow me on Twitter @golfersmommy

The contest will run until 11:59 on July 31, 2009. This contest is open to US. mailing addresses only. 2 winners will be chosen on August 1, 2009 using The 2 winners will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Wiggles Go Bananas! DVD Review

The Wiggles have a new DVD that came out on July 14th. The Wiggles Go Banana's Golfergirl absolutely loved the Wiggles when she was smaller. She stills like them but we have to be a little more careful now on who knows this. Can not tarnish that cool 8 year old image you know LOL.

This great DVD has 24 songs and celebrity guest appearances from Kylie Minague and John Waters. The Wiggles Go Banana's is now available to buy for a SRP of $14.00. You can buy the DVD here

Press Release:

Currently airing six days a week on the Disney Channel and the #1 program in its time period, The Wiggles continue to dance and sing their way into the hearts of children everywhere. In their latest adventure, The Wiggles Go Bananas!, our favorite fab four swing into the jungle and record some of their most catchy and infectious songs to date. The Wiggles Go Bananas! features 24 brand new original songs including “The Lion Is King,” “Kangaroo Jumping,” “Tassie Devil” and “The Chicken Walk.” Even international pop superstar Kylie Minogue joins in on the fun in a pink skivvy and performs “Monkey Man” with The Wiggles, while Australia’s John Waters croons “Rusty The Cowboy” and Captain Feathersword sings “The Dingle Puck Goat.”

The Wiggles Go Bananas! DVD includes the following songs:

    1. Monkey Man
    2. The Chicken Walk
    3. Kangaroo Jumping
    4. Bless You, Bless You, Bonnie Bee
    5. The Monkey, The Bird And The Bear
    6. Little Robin Redbreast
    7. The Dingle Puck Goat
    8. One Monkey Who
    9. Wags The Dog Is Chasing His Tail
    10. Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
    11. The Lion Is King
    12. Rusty The Cowboy
    13. Sing, Sing!
    14. The Poor King
    15. Here Comes A Camel
    16. Dickory, Dickory, Dare
    17. Frankie The Blue-Eyed Koala
    18. I’m A Scary Tiger
    19. Hodley Podley
    20. Standing Like A Statue
    21. Kangaroo, Kangaroo, What Do You See?
    22. Tassie Devil
    23. Once I Saw A Little Bird
    24. Hippo, Hippo!
  • Safety Around Dogs (With RSPCA Inspector Matt French)
  • 2 Bonus 'WIGGLE AND LEARN' Episodes
    1. The Black Velvet Band
  1. Let’s Get The Rhythm Of The Feet
  • Bonus “DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR” Episode - Vegetable Soup!
  • Photo Gallery

Watching this DVD brought up a lot of great memories of when Golfergirl was a BIG fan. We still have all of the DVD's and went to 4 concerts. The Wiggles helped make some fond memories with me and my little girl. Thanks Wiggles.
This review was brought to you by Warner Brothers Entertainment Affiliate Program

Monday, July 13, 2009

Blog Hop- 3 things you did not know about me.

It is time for the blog hop again this week. This week we are to tell 3 things that you do not know about me.

1. I used to have a gambling license. I could take bets on horse races. I went to college in Kentucky and horse racing is tops there, so that was my job during college. Pays really well.

2. I love to watch Big Brother every summer. I love that show. I am so glad that the show is back on this summer.

3. Golfergirl was 6 and 1/2 weeks premature and we were in separate hospitals for 7 days. That was so hard. I am working on a separate post about this one.

I can't wait to read everyone else's posts to learn something new about them as well.


MckLinky Blog Hop

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I hope everyone is having a great Saturday. I have been at VBS all day and swimming lessons tonight so I am just now getting time to announce the winners of several contests that ended yesterday.

I had to pick a new winner for the Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies due to the first winner not responding within 48 hours. The new winner is

I subscribe via e-mail.

I emailed Sheila tonight and she has already responded so her cookies will be in the mail Monday.

The winner for the Handbag giveaway is :

I signed up to follow!!!! Thanks

I have emailed Pam and she will have 48 hours to respond.

The winner of the $50 GC to is:

I am now following your blog: laurie_pooh :)

Laurie has already responded to the e-mail. Congratulations.

The winner of the Ouchies giveaway is: (2 winners)

My 'Tween son would like the surfer design!

I like the teen girls especially the dessert one

I have e-mailed both Melissa and Sylvia. They will have 48 hours to respond.

Thanks again for everyone that entered my contests and visited my blog.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Winner of the Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies and other contests

The Winner Is :

Kathy from

Having a Hallelujah Good Time

Kathy said...

i now follow you

Kathy will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be selected.
Thanks for entering this contest. There are still several more contests going on here at Golfersmom that you may want to enter.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wordless/Wordful Wednesday- Rabbits

The picture is not very good because I took the picture inside the house. These little rabbits stayed in our front yard for over 30 minutes eating the clover. Golfergirl took the picture because they were so cute.

Swatch Watch giveaway

I have found this wonderful shop that has watches, jewelry, Swarovski Crystal and more. What is the name of the shop you ask? The name is Jomashop

I just love this ring that is available over at Jomashop. Going to try to talk DH into this one for my birthday. Wish me luck on that one.

The wonderful people over at Jomashop have agreed to offer some great deals for the readers of Golfersmom. First they are going to give everyone $10 off a watch purchases that is $50 or over. All you have to do is enter Summer in the code. This coupons expires on July 31st 2009 so hurry on over and see which watch you would like to buy. Wait before you go over there.

The second great deal is that one lucky winner will receive this wonderful Swatch Full Blooded Watch. Is that not one great watch. I think someone is going to be a very happy person to win this. Remember Christmas is just around the corner. I know it is July but time flies, you know. This watch has a retail value of $150.00.

Mandatory entry: This must be done of the other entries will not count. Go on over to Jomashop and look around at all of the neat things they have. Then come back here and leave a comment about what you liked.

Extra Entries: Leave a separate comment for each entry.
1. 1 entry Follow the newsletter at Jomashop.
1. 1 entry Follow my blog. If you already follow just let me know
2. 1 entry Follow me on Network Blogger. The widget is on the sidebar.
3. 1 entry Subscribe to my blog in a reader.
4. 2 entries Subscribe via e-mail.
5. 2 entries enter another contest on Golfersmom. Leave a comment for each contest you enter
6. 5 entries Blog about this giveaway. Include a link to Golfersmom and Jomashop

This contest will run until August 1st 2009 at 11:59. A winner will be announced on August 2nd.
Please leave an email address where you can be contacted if you win. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be announced.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Blog Hop- Favorite Picture

We had so much fun on vacation this past week. I had to have a picture of Golfergirl enjoying herself .

MckLinky Blog Hop

Out of the Box Sampler Review/Giveaway

I was very happy when the mail came today. It contained this wonderful box that you could smell before you even opened it. I knew this was going to be a great box.

See, I was lucky enough to be able to review an Out of the Box Sampler for the month of July. Out of the Box Sampler receives items from e-retailers each month and combines them into one box. Each box contains between 17-17 items. I had no idea what was going to be in the box but like I said it smell good before I even opened it. I understand why they call it Out of the Box. All of the goodies did not fit inside the stamped box!!

Just look at the items in that box. It even had a box in a box. I could not wait to get all of the goodies out.

This is a picture of all the items that were in this box. Think of all the presents you could get out this box. Unless of course you just wanted to keep it all for your self.

Here is a list of all the items that was in the July box with links to the shops if available .

2 Southern Scents Shots in Lemony Fresh and Mango Papaya from Southern Start Scents

A Wildly Wonderful Sampler set that included: 1 Bar Lavender Vanilla Shea Butter Soap, 1 Chocolate Truffle Body Wash, 1 whipped Shea Butter, 1 bath fizzy, 1 Warm Vanilla Sugar Milk Bath, 1 Coconut Lip Balm, 1 sampler of purity soap from Wildly Wonderful Soaps

A bag of Bubble bath salt in Tangerine Twister from Kootenay Bath Products

Aroma Bead Samples in Baby Powder from Deborahs Candle Magick

Retro Magnet from Traci's Fun Retro Magnets

Popable Tart Winter Spice from Ugly Duckling Designs

Babyhoppee Unscented Cantile Soap from Dancing Grasshopper

Soy candle in Almond from Soy Candles By Nonna

Decorated Sugar Cookie and CoconOat Sugar Cookie from Cutie Cate Patisserie

Andes Creme de Menthe Chuck Cookie from Heaven Baked Sweets

A packet of Grilled Veg Seasoning from Country Girl Spices

Heart Shaped Applique from Tattered Tapestry

Easy Break Wax Melts in Graham Crackers from Stone Creek Candle Co.

Whew, that was a lot of stuff in one box. You can buy a box for 22.00 including shipping if shipped to a U.S. address. Yes that is right no shipping in the U.S. Canadian shipping is extra. All of the items listed above for 22.00 is not a bad deal at all. Different items are in each months box.

You can WIN a August box.

Michelle at Out of the Box Sampler is great to work with. She has been kind enough to offer an August box to one lucky reader of Golfersmom.

Mandatory Entry- Go to Out of the Box Sampler and sign up for their newsletter. Then come back here and tell me that you have signed up.

Extra Entries- Please leave a separate comment for each item that you complete.
1. Follow my blog
2. Subscribe to Golfersmom in a reader
3. Sign up for e-mail updates
4. Follow me on Twitter @golfersmommy

This contest is open to U.S. addresses only. The contest will run until 11:59 pm on July 24th. A winner will be announced on July 25th using Please leave an e-mail address so I can get back in touch with you if you are the lucky winner. Once a winner is announced they will have 48 hours to get back in touch with me or another winner will be selected.

Thanks again to Michelle at Out the Box Sampler for this review and giveaway it was a fabulous box of goodies.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Quotable Sunday- Patriotic

It is time for Quotable Sunday over at A Daily Dose of Toni. Since yesterday was the 4th I decided to do patriotic quotes.

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. ~Abraham Lincoln

America is a tune. It must be sung together. ~Gerald Stanley Lee, Crowds

When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. ~Adlai Stevenson

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend. Go on over to Toni's to join in the fun of Quotable Sunday's.