Friday, January 15, 2010

Cool contest I found to win free groceries for a year

Hey, I just entered this contest on to win free groceries for a year. All you have to do is put in your email address.

Even if you don’t enter, please click the link to help me win. (I get an extra entry for telling you.) Thanks!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Old El Paso Winner

Kim is the winner of the Old El Paso giveaway!

Congratulations, Kim! Please, contact me with you mailing information and I will make sure you get your prize package!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Joy Berry Books

Are you familiar with the Joy Berry book series?

I love these little books! Each one talks about behaviors that are not nice and gives examples of what the behavior looks like.

The books also explain how the naughty behavior makes others feel and why we should not act that way.

I was recently sent a set of these to review and I couldn't be more pleased with them. I read them aloud, and since each one came with its own CD, the kids have listened to them while following along in the books over and over again.

I think these would make a great birthday gift or excellent addition to any bookshelf, and there is a special going on right now which offers you bargain prices!

Use coupon code TMA12341 to receive the special price of $25.

Use coupon code HMBG1231 to receive the special price of $99.

If you click on the blue boxes to place your order, I will get credit and will be most grateful and appreciative!

This promotion only lasts until January 31, so hurry!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bible in 90 Days Winner

Bible in 90 Days

We have a winner for the Bible in 90 Days Bible and participant's guide.

Congratulations Keowdie! Email me your mailing address, and you'll get those materials before the new year.

For the rest of you who would like to participate, no problem! Amy at Mom's Toolbox has posted this printable reading schedule for anyone who would like to follow along in your own Bible.

Thanks to all of you who are participating. I'm looking forward to going through this challenge with you!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Old El Paso Giveaway

Old El Paso chiles are what gives this family favorite, Mexican Mess, its kick. This is a great recipe for a crowd because everyone assembles their own and adds as many or as few toppings as they like.

If you would like to try this recipe, make sure to print out this coupon and get 55 cents off one can of Old El Paso chiles!

Now, for the fun giveaway! Old El Paso and Blog Spark have provided a “Tackle the Taste” gift pack that includes two free cans of Green Chiles, as well as a football-shaped ceramic serving platter, two sets of football-themed plates, cocktail napkins, and a themed table runner for me to keep and one to giveaway!

Cool, huh?

To win this gift pack, simply leave a comment telling how you would use the green chiles to spice up your favorite recipe.

I will draw a winner after Christmas and before the new year. Be sure to leave a way for me contact you if you win.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Bible in 90 Days Guest Post

The following is from Amy at Mom's Toolbox, who has graciously written a guest post detailing The Bible in 90 Days program.

Have you ever thought about reading the Bible... the whole thing, from start to finish?

I thought about it for years, and even attempted a few times on my own, before I discovered Bible in 90 Days, joined a group at my church and read the whole thing without stopping, cover to cover.
I was so blown away by the experience that I offered to facilitate it at my next church and have since facilitated several more times, trained facilitators and now plan to host an online community via my blog, MomsToolbox.

If you have ever considered reading the whole Bible, I cannot recommend strongly enough that you join me January 1- March 31, 2010, as I read and blog through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, bit by bit, in order, every day.

If you would like to join our online community, here’s what you’ll need to do:
·    Plan to set aside about an hour each day from January 1- March 31 for an incredibly enriching experience.
·    Get your hands on a Bible in 90 Days Bible from, or your local Christian bookstore.
·    Consider also purchasing the Bible in 90 Days Participant’s Guide which offers weekly questions for you ponder to gain more insight from your reading. (I’ll be using these questions for our weekly Twitter meet-ups.)
·    Consider purchasing the Bible in 90 Days Essential Bible Companion, which offers a snapshot of information to help you make it through each week’s reading without getting distracted by researching on the internet.
·    Bookmark my site,, and plan to visit January 1- March 31 after you have completed each day’s reading to see what I learned and report in that you have read for the day.
·    Follow me on Twitter (@MomsToolbox) and plan to be on Twitter every Monday night of the program from 9-10 CST (much like a study meeting—just online!) when we can ask and answer each other’s questions. Use and look for the #B90Days hashtag for our group discussion.

I would bet some of you are asking “Why this particular Bible?” Here’s why:

The official Bible in 90 Days Bible is an NIV Bible, so it is an easy-to-read direct translation. This edition has large type, minimal footnotes and indicates where you should start and stop reading each day. Sure, you could accomplish this goal using your own Bible, but the statistics point to a huge success ratio for those using this official Bible... and not so much success for those who choose to use a different one. And don’t you want to succeed this time?

Although we won’t be meeting in person, my prayer is that via almost-daily online communication on my blog, as well as on Twitter we can still hold each other accountable, helping each other to accomplish our goal to read every word of the Bible attentively in 90 days.

I’d love to encourage you in this endeavor. It has been life-changing for me.

I cannot express how much reading the bible in 90 days has helped me with every study I have participated in and every sermon I have heard since then. I now know the context of the stories. I know where to find them... and I can clearly see how they are related. And to read about Christ and the fulfillment of countless prophesies just after you’ve read about those prophesies is amazing!

If you’re up for the challenge, I’m up for encouraging you every step of the way.

Pray about it. Think about it… And click on over to to let me know if you’d like to join in the challenge and to learn more. But do it soon so you’ll be ready to start 2010 in His Word… all of it!

Hope to see you there!

** If you still have questions, plan to follow me on Twitter and join me for our first Twitter chat this Monday, December 21 from 9-10 CST. I’ll be there ready to chat about the program and would love to answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Bible in 90 Days

Are you willing to join me in an adventure?

I am about to embark upon a difficult, but rewarding journey that I have tried, but never completed before.

I have been invited by Mom's Toolbox to participate, along with a group of bloggers, in The Bible in 90 Days program.

Bible in 90 Days

Each of the bloggers participating is committed to sticking with the program, which involves reading 12 pages a day (approximately 1 hour), praying for those involved, and giving away one Bible in 90 Days Bible and participant's guide to make the journey a little easier.

The Bible one reader will win is an NIV Thinline Bible with large print and clearly marked guidelines showing how much to read on which date.

If you would like to win the Bible and participant's guide, simply leave a comment on this post.  I'll be drawing a winner on Saturday and Amy at Mom's Toolbox will need the winner's address by Monday so you will be able to get your materials by the new year.

Let the adventure begin!