Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Third Goofblogger Free Money Contest

Goofblogger is holding a contest with 3 cash prizes. The contest runs until 7PM August 31, 2008. You can accumulate up to 11 entries in various ways.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Poor baby

Happy Baby has an ear infection. *sniff*

She remains mostly happy. As long as no one touches or speaks directly into the ear and it stays dry, she is her usual ebullient self. If you forget, though, it takes about five minutes to console her. This is particularly sad because she so rarely cries. You know just how bad she's hurting.

I've got to share her with her other grandparents this week. The Earnest One's parents are coming in from out of state.

Middle Sis is also sick. Since she was running a fever today, her hubby had to stay home with their newborn. Lil' Niece is only a month and a half. If Middle Sis is not better tomorrow, I may be babysitting. Poor kid's gonna get loved up one side and down the other.

Babysat with Tiny Nephew today. He's exactly a month older than Lil' Niece. His mom, Baby Sis, had to go check out some job prospects. He's a goofy little guy. We had a lot of fun. I taught him to stick out his tongue. Wait until I teach him to blow a raspberry (Happy Baby does this particularly well - although I recommend staying out of spraying range).

Friday, August 8, 2008

Multiple prize giveaway at MomReviews

At MomReviews, to celebrate the re-launch of there's a great giveaway!

The following prizes are being offered:


A $25 Gift Card to Barney’s!,default,sc.html

A $15 Gift Card to Pinkberry!

A $15 Gift Card to iTunes!

This giveaway ends Monday, August 18 at 11:59 PM EST

Coupon Giveaway at Frugal in Virginia

As part of her New Design Launch Party! Frugal in Virginia is giving away over $130 worth of coupons.

The giveaway closes August 12 at 9PM.

Go here to enter:

Paperdoll Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Paperdoll Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Handy Manny and Little Einsteins DVD giveaway

Movie Room Reviews is giving away two Disney DVDs. Handy Manny: Manny's Pet Roundup (DVD includes 6 episodes) and Little Einsteins: Flight of the Instrument Fairies (DVD includes 4 episodes). Both sets are to be released on August 5.

The drawing will be held on August 16 around 5pm central time.

The 26th Mommy Giveaway

Head over to The Giveaway to enter to win a $50 gift certificate from Kangaroodle. Kangaroodle is a site with products for mommies and babies.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Blogging tips from daBlogger and a contest

dablogger is having a contest that runs through August 21.

What is up for grabs:
First prize: $50.00 cash through Paypal
Second prize: 1,000 Entrecard credits
Third prize: One indepth blog review
Fourth prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
Fifth prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
Sixth prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
Seventh prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
Eighth prize: 125 x 125 ad for one month
7-10th prize: Blogroll link for one month

So go over and enter!

Ten day giveaway

Check out the Super Summer Giveaway at Mommy Confessions.

Win a set of fourteen books

Go to Bookroom Review's Weblog to enter for a chance to win one of up to 5 sets of fourteen books. Entries must be in by midnight August 9.

The books comprising the set are listed below.

The Monster of Florence
by Douglas Preston, Mario Spezi (With)
Summer Affair
by Elin Hilderbrand
by Elin Hilderbrand
Preacher and the Presidents
by Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy, Michael Duffy
Swine Not?
by Jimmy Buffett, Helen Bransford (Illustrator)
Miscarriage of Justice
by Kip Gayden
Trespassers Will Be Baptized
by Elizabeth Emerson Hancock
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
by Trish Ryan
Made in the U.S.A.
by Billie Letts
Off Season
by Anne Rivers Siddons
Child 44
by Tom Rob Smith
by Martina Cole
Rose by the Door
by Deborah Bedford
Remember Me
by Deborah Bedford

Three copies of "Wizards of Waverly Place" to be given away

Win one of three copies of Wizards of Waverly Place by stopping by Seven Dogs & A Baby. A Disney Channel series, Wizards of Waverly Place is a DVD collection of four episodes of the fun show.

The show chronicles the exploits of three siblings as they attend wizard school.

Baby Aspen layette gift bag (in blue) contest

Angela at Seven Dogs & A Baby is offering a Baby Aspen layette prize package. Go to her site and enter before August 15 at midnight.

If you're anything like me, you've been going to a lot of baby showers lately and this would make an excellent gift.

Contest for a Dymo LetraTag Labelmaker

A $50.00 Dymo LetraTag Labelmaker prize package is being offered over at Seven Dogs & A Baby. If you need to get organized before school starts, head over there before midnight on August 15th to enter.

Win a "Meet the Sight Words" collection of DVDs

Go to Seven Dogs & A Baby and enter to win a collection of learning DVDs. Each of the three DVDs teach fifteen common small words. They're part of the "Preschool Prep" series which has won more than 25 national awards.

The "Meet the Sight Words" collection is for children ages 15 months-6 years old but Amazon members say younger infants enjoy the videos and are capable of learning the simple, fun lessons.

Win a Bitsy Bear

Bitsy Bears are soft, plush toy bears with ribbon tags that come in four colors.

Angela over at Seven Dogs & A Baby has a Bitsy Bear to give away. To enter, check out the Bitsy Bear site then skip back to Angela's and leave a comment about which product is your favorite.

Contest open until midnight August 15.

Welcome to the jumble!

I've read so many wonderful blogs in the past two years. Some make me laugh. Others make me think. A few make me mad. Fewer still make me cry. The best can do all of that.

I don't aspire to be among the best. I'm not that profound a thinker or that talented of a writer. I've just decided that I wanted to start putting a few thoughts out there. If no one reads them, that's fine.

I've also found a lot of neat stuff that I wanted to have a place to link to. If you are so inclined, click through. If not, feel free to ignore these posts.

The title of my blog is a family saying. I come from a family of five kids. My dad worked swing shift and my step-mom worked two jobs and was active in the church and community. If they weren't going to be home to cook, when asked what was for supper, they'd say "found". If you found it in the cabinets or fridge, you could eat it.

I was cooking the family suppers by age 14 in self interest. Some of the things I found to cook were odd and didn't appear to go together. A few were outright failures. Many of my meals looked kinda funny but went down OK. Rarely, I turned out a crowd pleaser. If I do as well with this blog, I'll consider myself content.