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I won my first Giveaway Product

October 25, 2010 3 comments

There are many sites that review products and then are offered an additional product for the public so they run a “contest” type of giveaway for a chance to get the gift.  You will have to do as little as enter one comment for a chance to get chosen.  You also have the option to do extra things to earn more chances to win.  As much or as little you do is totally up to you.  Some products are not worth much effort but some are really worth the effort to get as many chances as you can.

I have always wondered if people ever really won all those things that people were giving away.  I was very skeptical about companies that said they were giving away big items.  A lady that I follow on Twitter talked about the gifts she had won.  I asked her about it and she wrote a column that helped me greatly.  It is at and could help you if you wanted to try it.  It can be found here.  Thanks Cindy for the great article.

Mama Charm Necklace

I just won my first Giveaway contest of this necklace.  It was sponsored by Thrifty & Chic Mom.  This is the page that shows the contest I entered and won.  I received that beautiful necklace last week from JULIAN & Co.  It is much prettier than the picture allows.  The chain has such a dainty link.  One side has the Mama engraved on it and the other side is set up as a frame for a picture.  This is truly a very nice gift to get.  I am very excited to have it.  It is going to be a gift for a very special little lady that I “adopted” when I met her.  She is expecting her first child now and we are so excited as she goes thru all of this.  This looks just like something I would have gotten her.

I want to thank JULIAN & Co. for offering out this wonderful necklace.  Thanks to Ellen @ Thrifty & Chic Mom for having the great giveaways on her site.

Where did the Weekend Go?

October 5, 2010 Leave a comment

I was busy the whole weekend but I don’t feel like I got much accomplished.  Do you feel like that too?  Time does pass quicker the older you get.  I don’t know where those two days went.

How do you manage your time?  I am big on lists but I still managed to go to Wal-Mart twice in the past 3 days and still did not get everything I wanted.

I am going to trim down my list of priorities of things I want to get accomplished each day.  I do need to add some to the list, so I HAVE to move some off.  They can come back later.  I really have to be working on Christmas gifts.  I also have two friends that are pregnant.  I love babies.  I will be making items for them.  I will post pictures of those gifts.

What do you do to make more time in your life?  I have to decide which are “fun”, “necessary”, “obligations” and what do I just feel like I can move on to a secondary list. How do you keep a good balance in your life?