Kiggster’s 1st Day of Preschool: Mama Jitters & A Bento Lunch

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OMG, when did Kiggster get old enough to start Preschool?!  Technically, she's not really starting Preschool Preschool but it's close enough.  I decided when I started staying home with Kiggster last year that I would also try to homeschool her.  I have no idea where to start with that but I figured if she was anything like me in personality and learning style, she would probably not be a "go-to-school" kinda girl.  She seems to love learning just through everyday life, our daily activities with tid bits infused into it.  She doesn't learning her numbers through me drilling it into her but rather through us singing songs in the car, counting the steps as we walk up and down flights of stairs, etc.  Now she knows her numbers and colors in two languages and even some in ASL and that was all through us living life.  I want her to love learning and not dread it.  I used to be an avid reader...up until there became required reading and I no longer loved it and haven't really been able to … [Read more...]

Fuji Instax Mini Instant Camera Giveaway-Ends 6/22

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Sorry I have been MIA for awhile but things have been quite a rollercoaster ride for me and my family.  But I think I am ready to come back and give some love to my blog and readers again!  So I wanted to kick things off with a really cool giveaway that a few bloggers and I put together!  We are giving away a New Model Fuji Instax Mini Instant Camera along with the film!  The camera alone is worth $120 so make sure you enter and come back everyday to get your daily entries in!  Good luck and I hope one of you Kangaroo Mama fans are the lucky winner!   a Rafflecopter giveaway TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on June 22nd, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $99.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled … [Read more...]

Kelly Moore Camera Bag Giveaway-Ends 2/18

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You all know I always want to learn to do more with my camera.  Well, every camera deserves a good bag...oh and photographer too!  So with that, I am happy to introduce you to this amazing giveaway of a Kelly Moore Camera Bag brought to you by Little Inspiration. You can read the full review of The Chapel camera bag at Little Inspiration. One lucky winner will win "The Chapel" Camera Bag by Kelly Moore. To enter on this giveaway, use the rafflecopter from below and read Terms & Disclosure before entering. This giveaway is OPEN WORLD WIDE! Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms & Disclosure: Giveaway is open World Wide for ages 18 & over. Ends at 11:59pm EST on February 18, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $229.00. One winner will be selected. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by … [Read more...]

“Dear Santa, I Was Framed” Holiday Photo Contest: Winners’ Page

This is where you will find all the winners from our Holiday Photo Contest winners!  It is not too late to still submit photos and have a chance to win over $1400 in prizes!  You can make submissions here!   Weekly Drawing Winners: December 15th Winner: Theresa Rezler's photo in the Love Photo Category, listed as #3. December 22nd Winner: Ashley Parks' photo in the Blessings Photo Category, listed as #4 December 29th Winner: Lucy Monge's Photo in the Grinch Photo Category, listed as #10   Photo With Most Votes: Viewer's Choice Winner: The Frog Grinch: Photo #1 in the Grinch Photo Category submitted by Teresha Freckleton-Petite   Random Drawing Winners: Kelly Kits Winner: Robert Babcock Nuby iMonster Set Winner: Victoria Heckstall Blessings Unlimited Winner: Donna George Sneaky Green Cloth Wipes Winner: Heidi Meek Miessence Winner: Athena Demetro Miessence Winner: Adelina Priddis Nut 'n Bean … [Read more...]

“Dear Santa, I Was Framed” 2012 Holiday Photo Contest Open For Entries

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UPDATE: The Photo Contest has been updated, please see this posting for the most recent information!  Wow, after many long months of coordinating, planning, and scouting the world for amazing prizes (ok, more like just the world wide web), I am proud to present to you the "Dear Santa, I Was Framed" 2012 Holiday Photo Contest!  Before I start with the details, let's take a step back, remember when I told you all about how I wanted to do something a little different this holiday in the posting where I first announced the photo contest?!  Well, I am still Black Friday free this year, WooHoo!  As much as there are a million things I'd love to get, I think it is for the best that I didn't shop and used it to spend time with family and friends, enjoying and being thankful.  I was tempted by many things...does online shopping count as Black Friday shopping if I technically didn't leave the house or my family to do it?! … [Read more...]

Feast Photo Category: 2012 Holiday Photo Contest

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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

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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

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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

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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-Official Rules Page

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Rules:  Sorry, we have to have some rules but just a few and they are the same for all 4 photo categories. 1) Must be 18+ years old to enter and to win prizes 2) Prizes can only be shipped to an address in the US (no PO Boxes) 3) Photos must be family friendly (ie. no adult content photos, no profanity, etc.). 4) You must submit your photo entry in the InLinkz  form for the appropriate photo category. Note:  In order to make a submission in the InLinkz form, you must have a URL for the photo.  You can upload your photo to your blog or a public photo sharing site such as Flickr, Picasa, etc.  You may be able to use Facebook photos but your photo must be viewable by those that are not your Facebook friends. 5) After you finish submitting your entry in the Inlinkz form, you MUST fill out the Giveaway Tools widget at the bottom of the submission posting (same posting as the InLinkz submission form) and complete the mandatory entries to be eligible to win … [Read more...]

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