>Winners- are you one of them?

>Dr Smith’s :

328 Tylerpants said… 

I’m an email subscriber. March 8, 2011 9:06 PM

195VickeC said…
March 1, 2011 8:18 AM
232 shiloh said…

I entered at A Mom’s Take.
March 3, 2011 7:11 AM

Fun on the Farm
debbie said… 4

My nephew would love the john deere earth mover action dvd.

February 19, 2011 6:10 AM

Jessyca said… 10

I follow you on twitter @jessyca81

February 20, 2011 6:08 AM

Gustafer YellowGold
Lina said… 5

Follow you on twitter @lkim496
February 19, 2011 11:11 AM

>I’m not giving anything up for Lent.

>Someone asked recently what everyone in a group is giving up for Lent.  It got me to thinking, and my first thought was “no.  not Catholic.”  But-I read in our church newsletter this month about not giving something up for Lent but rather giving to others for Lent. Each week we are going to set aside a paper grocery bag, and put 1 item per family member into it. Sundays when we go to church we will bring the bag to donate to the local food pantry.

We aren’t Catholic so we’ve never really done giving things up for Lent, but the act of purposely and deliberately giving to others each and every week will hopefully become something meaningful to both our children and ourselves. The kids will be choosing what they donate, and this week they want to give soup and goldfish crackers, so someone can have some lunch.

What about you?  Are you giving something up for Lent, or for other reasons?  Do you have family traditions like this? 

>Why join Facebook Like You Back?

>Have you seen the post every Wednesday about Facebook Like-You-Back (FLYB) and wondered exactly what it was all about?

Q: Why would I want to use the weekly FLYB?

A: If you have a blog or business with a Facebook page and would like to increase your audience, Facebook Like-You-Back might be just the boost you need!

Q: What is the linky for?

A: At the end of the FLYB post, there is a “linky”. A linky is like a bulletin board where people can post links to a web page. In this case, we link to Facebook pages. When you put up a link to your Facebook page, it means you are agreeing to “like” anyone who “likes” you.

Please only link to Facebook pages – don’t link to your blog or any giveaways!

Q: What else do I do besides add a link to my Facebook page to the linky?

A: After you’ve put up a link to your Facebook page, click on other links. “Like” the Facebook page and leave a message on their wall. Say something like, “Found you on FLYB, I hope you’ll like my page too” and leave a link to your page. The Facebook page owner will follow the link to your page and “like” you back! The hosts would appreciate it if you would “like” us – it’s our return for writing and posting each week. And of course, we will like you back!!

Q: What do I do when someone leaves an FLYB message on my wall?

A: Make sure when you get a FLYB message on your Facebook wall that you follow that person back. It’s easy, fun and you will grow your Facebook audience! If it’s sounds like something you would like to do, go here to the FLYB post now, and try it out!

Q: Okay, you convinced me to give it a try, what now?

A: Go to the FLYB post here, and get started…. have fun!

Any questions? Leave a comment or email me, glad to help.

>Facebook Like You Back- I’m a new host!!


Welcome to Facebook Like-You-Back hosted by:

Kelly's Lucky You Kelly’s Lucky You Heavenly Mommy Heavenly Mommy Baby Cachet
Belly Charms This Mama Loves Her Bargains This Mama Loves Her Bargains Madame Deals Madame Deals

Are you looking for new Facebook pages to follow and new friends who like your page? Then join us!

  1. Add your Facebook page to the Linky below (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all). Please link up directly to your Facebook page only. All other links will be deleted.
  2. Click on the Facebook link for the 6 hosts and “like” them on Facebook. Leave a comment on their wall and they will like-you-back.
  3. Like as many more Facebook pages as you want, leaving comments with links so they’ll know where to like-you-back.

The Facebook Page of the Week is I Luv Saving! It takes the next spot on the Linky under the hosts and will get a shout out on each of the hosts’ Facebook pages! Next week’s page of the week will be drawn from all of the entries from this week’s hop.

By the way, we’d love to have you stop by our websites/blogs too & here’s where we are:

Have you upgraded your Facebook Page? With it, you can use Facebook as a person (yourself) or as your page. But, as a page, if you Like another page, it won’t count in their totals. So, please, switch to “Use Facebook as yourself” before you start going through the list Liking other participants.

Tips: Sometimes legitimate comments are marked as spam by Facebook. To find them, go to your page and click on Hidden Posts (under your profile pic).

Want to help spread the word and add this Linky to your blog? Write your own post telling your readers about FLYB. Get the codes under the Linky box.

Thank you for participating and let’s have fun!

>Good Friends Just Click- a NEW GFC Blog Hop!



Let’s be friends, link, click, and connect! No rules!

Now just follow as many as you can on the link below and become friends- because you know, blog friends are some of the best friends you can have in life -just ask us!
Leaving comments is a plus on your way to new friendships. Stumbles, Tweets, and FB Likes are a great way to show love too!
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you around soon-(like every Tuesday!)
A Mom’s Take, Queen B,  Dealicious Mom, Mom to Bed by 8 and Guest Host Army Wife & Mom! 

>Attention all Photoworks customers!! **Important**

>Sadly, Photoworks is closing. If you have photos stored with them, they will transfer your photos to Shutterfly for FREE AND give you a $30 credit to use at Shutterfly!!

Click here to start your transfer.

I only had a few gift items stored there so my transfer took just a few minutes- but I received my code within an hour of the transfer completing tonight. 

I’m bummed about Photoworks.  I’ve had some really cool things from them and they were always the greatest quality.  I like Shutterfly too but I’m always said when businesses close.

No More Jealousy

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Each week I try to bring you a fun and frugal craft that can easily be done at home with your children.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner so how could I not dedicate this week’s craft to such a fun holiday?!
Pot of Gold Learning
empty butter container (or yogurt, sour cream,etc)
yellow construction paper
glitter and glue
black construction paper (or whatever color you would like your pot of gold to be)
1. Use the yellow construction paper to make circles that will be your “gold coins”. Ensure you make them big enough to write on.
2. Label the “coins” with your desired learning topic (there is a list of ideas below). I labeled mine with some of the 100 high frequency words, Will’s name, and sets of shapes.
3. Cut the black construction paper to fit around the container. Cover it with glue and sprinkle glitter all over it. Definitely have your child help with this-they will love it!
4. Glue the glitter covered paper around the butter container, put your “coins” inside, and you have a pot of gold! Allow your child to reach in and pull out their golden nuggets of learning!
Educational Ideas for your “coins”
-Word names for numbers (one, two, three, etc). Have your child identify them.
-Math symbols ($,+,-, etc). Have your child tell you what function they perform (add, subtract,etc).
-Pictures of objects found in the past and present times. Have your child tell you when they are from.
-Shapes and have your child identify them.
-Upper and lowecase alphabet letters.
-Rhyming words and have your child match them.
-Pictures of solids, liquids, and gases and have your child ID them.
-Pictures of coins or bills and have your child ID them.