Always Have Hope + Free Printables

Sometimes it's hard to believe that things will turn out on the upside when a lot of things seem to be looking down. Things have not been a walk in the park for our family in the last couple years whether it was health, jobs, or finances.  However, looking in hindsight at them, good has come out of all of those situations.  Whether it was Honey losing his job but during that time, he got to be there for Kiggster and I when I went to all my ultrasounds (yup, had one almost every month), then he got to spend Kiggster's whole 1st year with her and finally, that lead him to make the jump into getting his Master's degree!  Financially things have also not been super easy for us but we also made some decisions financially that would seem crazy to some but made the most sense to our family.  We decided to become a one-income family, especially since things weren't looking good with my last company.  However, that also meant we could no longer afford to … [Read more...]

Revised “Dear Santa, I Was Framed” Holiday Photo Contest Submissions-Ends 12/31

UPDATE:  New prizes have been added to the photo contest and there are now weekly drawings until the photo submissions end on December 31st!  For photos that are submitted before the end of each Friday, they will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a cooler full of Wholly Guacamole products and you still have a chance to win all the other prizes!  Don't wait, every photo counts as a submission!  To see the list of winners throughout the photo contest, go here! Last week, I posted that the Photo Contest submissions were open.  It has since come to my attention that my instructions were a bit cryptic so here are the revised instructions and submission page for the contest.   The Rules, Judging Criteria and Sponsor pages will remain the same so please read the Rules here before submitting your photos.  To check out the many prizes up for grabs, $1400+ in prizes so far, you can visit our Sponsor/Prizes page here.  One new thing to … [Read more...]

Feast Photo Category: 2012 Holiday Photo Contest

UPDATE: The Photo Contest has been updated, please see this posting for the most recent information!  Welcome to the Feast category of the 2012 "Dear Santa, I Was Framed" Holiday Photo Contest!  What do you picture when you hear the word Feast?!  If words can't describe it, then how about putting that into a photo for others to experience too?!  Go ahead, give us your best feast photo and don't limit yourself in any way.  The winner of the Feast category will win over $280 in prizes! Make sure you read the official Holiday Contest Rules before starting and you can see them here! To see how the judges will be scoring and what they are looking for, go here. To go back to the main Photo Contest page and to find the submission page links for all 4 photo categories, go here. REFERRAL BONUS: For the person that refers the entrants in the photo contest of all 4 photo categories combined, they will be awarded with $15 … [Read more...]

Love Photo Category: 2012 Holiday Photo Contest

UPDATE: The Photo Contest has been updated, please see this posting for the most recent information!  Welcome to the Love category of the 2012 "Dear Santa, I Was Framed" Holiday Photo Contest!  What is love to you?! Is love in the air?! Put that into a photo for others to experience too!  Go ahead, give us your best love photo and don't limit yourself in any way.  The winner of the Love category will win over $275 in prizes! Make sure you read the official Holiday Contest Rules before starting and you can see them here! To see how the judges will be scoring and what they are looking for, go here. To go back to the main Photo Contest page and to find the submission page links for all 4 photo categories, go here. REFERRAL BONUS: For the person that refers the entrants in the photo contest of all 4 photo categories combined, they will be awarded with $15 Paypal cash.  In order to be eligible, the person doing the … [Read more...]

Grinch Photo Category: 2012 Holiday Photo Contest

UPDATE: The Photo Contest has been updated, please see this posting for the most recent information!  Welcome to the Grinch category of the 2012 "Dear Santa, I Was Framed" Holiday Photo Contest!  What does it make you think of when you hear the word Grinch?!  Did someone give you the Grinch face and you captured it on photo?!  Was someone acting like a Grinch and it's something you can snap a photo of?! Go ahead, give us your best Grinch photo and don't limit yourself in any way.  The winner of the Grinch category will win over $280 in prizes! Make sure you read the official Holiday Contest Rules before starting and you can see them here! To see how the judges will be scoring and what they are looking for, go here. To go back to the main Photo Contest page and to find the submission page links for all 4 photo categories, go here. REFERRAL BONUS: For the person that refers the entrants in the photo contest of all 4 … [Read more...]

Blessing Photo Category: 2012 Holiday Photo Contest

UPDATE: The Photo Contest has been updated, please see this posting for the most recent information!  Welcome to the Blessing category of the 2012 "Dear Santa, I Was Framed" Holiday Photo Contest!  What does it make you think of when you hear the word Blessing?!  How does it make you feel?!  What do you envision?!  How about putting that into a photo for others to experience too?!  Go ahead, give us your best blessing photo and don't limit yourself in any way.  The winner of the Blessing category will win over $275 in prizes! Blessings are in the eye of the beholder.  If you cannot see any blessings, then there is something wrong with your eyes. ~Honey Make sure you read the official Holiday Contest Rules before starting and you can see them here! To see how the judges will be scoring and what they are looking for, go here. To go back to the main Photo Contest page and to find the submission page links … [Read more...]

2012 “Dear Santa, I Was Framed” Holiday Photo Contest Giveaway Form

Make sure you read the official Holiday Contest Rules before starting and you can see them here! There is only one Giveaway Tools form to fill out for the whole 2012 "Dear Santa, I Was Framed: Holiday Photo Contest and this is it! Even if you aren't one of the winning 4 photos in the Blessing, Grinch, Love, or Feast Category, you could be the Viewer's Choice Award winner who gets a prize for the top votes, or even one of the 7 randomly drawn winners from the pool of photo submissions.  To be eligible for any of the prizes in this contest, you must fill out this Giveaway Tools form below.  If you submit more than 1 photo in the contest, put the 1st photo's information in the "Mandatory: Photo Submission Into The Photo Contest" entry  and then the additional submissions into the optional entries that will pop up after the mandatory entries have been completed. There are more than $1400 in prizes up for grabs in this Photo Contest and you … [Read more...]

Announcing Kangaroo Mama’s 2012 “I Was Framed” Holiday Photo Contest

This year, Kangaroo Mama would like to do something a little different for the holidays.  Many of my holidays have been surrounded by thoughts of what to buy and receive but I rarely actually stop to think about what the holidays really are for and what they mean?!  I know Honey had requested a cease and desist order on Black Fridays because he felt they defeated the point of Thanksgiving and spending quality time with family, giving thanks, and being grateful.  But didn’t he understand that Black Fridays were a family tradition growing up?!  The rush of waking up voluntarily at 3am to go to the mall, feel my blood pumping when the doors opened, my blood boiling when someone tried to take the last of a much “needed” item on my list, and pure bliss when I knocked off zero items from my Xmas list but added tons of purchased items to my own closet!  Yes, the sequined clutches in 3 colors at ½ price were a must and so were the free PJ … [Read more...]

Presenting Kangaroo Mama’s Holiday Guide 2012

We’ve all seen holiday gift guide out there, some for techies, some for photographers, moms, dads...pretty much a gift guide for everyone.  How about a holiday issue that encompasses it all?!  Not just gifts but holiday entertaining ideas, ways to give back, holiday attractions, holiday activities and a free section?!  This will be Kangaroo Mama’s Holiday Guide, editorial style!  I will be featuring these articles, products, services, and ideas in a flip through e-magazine.   Be on the lookout for this Holiday Issue and I am sure you will find tons of gift ideas, activities, and even inspiration for your upcoming parties in this magazine.   Some of the categories possibly being featured in this Holiday Guide are, but not limited to: Gifts for Women Gifts for Men Gifts for Kids & Babies Eco-chic gifts, Hostess with the Mostess, Crafter, Techie, Foodie, etc. Fun Gag Gifts for White Elephant Gift Exchanges & … [Read more...]

Free Blogger Opp: 8 Weeks of High-End Designer Handbag Giveaways

This is not the actual giveaway yet but for the all the awesome bloggers out there who are interested in bringing you this giveaway!  It is being brought to you by HipSwap and they are sponsoring 8 different designer handbags to you each week for an 8 week consecutive giveaway!  This will be starting soon so don't wait to sign up and join this event!  The first 7 weeks will each feature a different high-end designer bag-some straight from the closets of your favorite celebrities!  I can't wait to find out who they all are but word has it that the first week will feature a Fendi handbag from the closet of a Dancing With the Stars Celebrity!  The 8th and final week will feature a coveted handbag and will offer readers bonus entries for having entered the previous giveaways leading up to this one!  This will be a great opportunity for tons of return traffic to your site but there's even a referral prize for the blogger who refers the most sign ups … [Read more...]

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