Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Buck Denver asks...Why do we call it Christmas?

I was given this product to provide a review, please go to to get more information.

This is a 45 minute video that presents lots of information about Christmas and the meaning behind it. It always brings the focus back to Jesus.  There's information about how Christmas got it's name, where Christmas trees began being used in decorating, Santa clause and much more.  Honestly, I learned a few things! 

My 3 year old daughter enjoyed it and sat through the entire video, but I think she'll get more out of it as she gets older.  She hasn't asked to watch it again, but  right now the Polar Express is magical for her.

I was impressed with all the information in the video from the creator of veggie tales, Phil Vischer. I'm always excited to have a product that brings the focus back to the reason our family celebrates Christmas.    Our society is so focused on Christmas, as in getting more stuff, that sometimes I feel the meaning can get lost. 

My parents made a point in my childhood years to bring the focus back to Jesus Christ and that has always left an impact on me.  I want to do the same for my daughter and this video will continue to be part of our Christmas tradition.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Good Cookie spatula anyone?

Cancer sucks. It can suck the life out of a loved one before the doctor has the chance to utter the diagnosis.

Cancer is a reminder about the fragility of life.  Chemo, radiation, limbs or body parts removed, and a life or lives that will never be the same...

That's where the Good Cookie Spatula comes in: This year OXO is donating up to $100,000 to support Cookies for Kids Cancer, an organization that was established by two OXO employees through their son's battle with pediatric cancer.

The reason why these funds are so important:
*25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive because of lack of effective therapies
*lack of effective therapies is due to lack of funding.

Cookies for kids cancer was born to help fight pediatric cancer with the idea of local bake sales. Until December 31st, OXO will match all proceeds from registered bake sales up to $100,000.

How can you get involved to support this cause?

1. Send virtual cookies or register a bake sale for cookies for kids cancer: Cookies for kids bake sale

2. Purchase a Good cookie spatula on amazon or your nearest Bed, Bath and Beyond. 50% of the profits benefit pediatric awareness. 

Thanks to OXO, I was given a good cookie spatula to try and 1 for a giveaway. 

What's so great about this spatula is that it can be used to scrape out the last of the cookie dough to bake more cookies.  Then, after you've washed it, it is best used to take those cookies off your non-stick cookie sheet.

Ways to enter the giveaway:
1. Follow my blog and/or follow me on twitter.
2. Tell me what your favorite holiday cookie is or what you think you would like to do to support pediatric cancer

Each of these items is 1 entry. If you are having difficulty leaving a comment, please email me at:

BONUS entry: Help me get the word out about pediatric cancer. For those of you who have a blog or you're on facebook/twitter:  I'll give you a bonus entry if you post this giveaway.  My goal is to have 20 individuals entered in this giveaway. More would be even better!

Last day to enter giveaway is Wednesday, December 14th.  Random winner will be selected and notified Thursday, December 15th.  **only shipping item in the United States

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Coming soon...

Giveaway right around the corner.
It will be green and awesome for cookie making!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Ok, so I've been checking out a lot of websites and getting free samples.  I was able to get $50 worth of Christmas photo cards for free.

And while you're at it check out this site: My free product samples. This is where I've found so many great deals and freebies.  If you sign up, a newsletter is emailed daily to keep you updated on coupons, samples, and great deals.

And, pretty soon I'm going to have a giveaway.  Just waiting for the item to arrive. Hint:  this time it's not a book giveaway...