Wednesday, December 28, 2011

End the new year with a Bang Giveaway

Coupons and Freebies in TX and Suburban Coupon Mom have teamed up with 28 other bloggers to bring you a giveaway for $60 in Amazon money or Paypal Money, the winner gets to pick which they want.  The giveaway goes for 48 hours straight with a winner picked on Friday by midnight central time and will be announced on Coupons and Freebies in TX .  (
Once the winner is announced they will have 48hours to claim or a new winner is picked.  To claim you need to email as soon as you see your name announced.  Good Luck to everyone entering the giveaway.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Check out this Instant Win Game I'm participating in...

Check out this Instant Win Game I'm participating in...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Drinks and Desert pairings

These are one of my kids favorite desert they are Duncan Hines ice cream sandwhich and with a big glass of ice cold milk..yummy.

  • 1pkg Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Premium Brownie mix
  • 1 lg egg
  • 2tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
Preheat oven to 375  
grease cookie sheet
Combine brownie mix, egg,, water and oil in large bowl.
Stir until well blended and soft dough forms.  Drop by level measuring tablespoons about 2 inches apart
onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 for 7 to 8 minutes or until cookies are set in center.  Don not overbake.
cool for 1 minute before removing to cooling rack.  Cool completely before assembling.
Spread frosting on half the cookies.  Top each frosted cookie with another cookie an gently press together. and enjoy.

I also love Champagne and Strawberries.
Champagne also goes with Chocolate covered pretzels.

Dark chocolates and red wine is a great pairing.

eggnog with makers mark whiskey is oh so good.  great for the holidays.
ginger snaps and eggnog tastes really great.
although I haven't tried it yet but it sounds good is Praline cookies and eggnog.

Champagne and crisp hazelnut shortbreads and freshly baked cookies are good together.

Remember to check out to find some great recipes for your holiday get together.  This campaign was sponsored by

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Review of FYRFLYZ

I had a chance to review this hot toy of the season.  and I have to say I love this toy.  it's sort of like a spin on a yo yo.  but better FyrFlyz are toys that you spin and can create an awesome light show that you can control.  You think glow sticks are pretty neat then give your kids a chance to try one of these toys.  they are just awesome.
check out this video.
or check them out on Facebook. and like them
or here.
or follow on twitter.!/fyrflyz
this is for ages 8-12...but I think older people will love it also.  I know I did.
these are definitely going to go into my sons stockings this yr.
You can find these at Amazon, Toysrus,

Check out some of the tricks you can perform with your FryFlyz.  This toy will light up the night. .  These are so small and affordable Toysrus sells them for $8.99
Fyrflyz is a great new toy by i- Star Entertainment.

I did not receive any monetary value just a product to review and to give 100% of my opinion.
I would definitely recommend these for Christmas or a unique birthday gift.  they are just too much fun.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Master Lock Holiday Sweepstakes

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 Encourage followers and fans to share holiday safety and security tips and insights on the Master Lock Facebook wall to enter the Holiday Safety Sweepstakes.
• By sharing, you will be entered to win one of four $50 VISA gift cards, one of two $100 VISA gift cards to help with holiday shopping or a Master Lock Holiday Safety Gift Pack.
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Safety tips from Master Lock:
• Travel Safely. Whether you’re planning a road trip or flight, be sure to take all the proper safety precautions. If driving to your destination, check tire pressure beforehand for optimal handling and traction and consider having your car winterized by your mechanic for added safety.
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• Shop Smart. To stay safe while enjoying a fun holiday shopping trip to the local mall or shopping center, be aware of your surroundings. Park in well-lit areas

I'm a member of One2onetnetwork.  I recieved no monetary value for this post just a chance to win a gc. Thanks One2onenetwork and Master Lock for this contest.
Go to
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Diamond Candles Campaign Announcement

Diamond Candles Campaign Announcement ~ Call For Bloggers To Review & Giveaway Unique Soy Candles With Ring Surprises

These candles are Soy candles and Unique because not only are they candles but they come with a surprise.  You see when you burn the candles inside there is a pouch that holds a ring and the ring can be valued anywhere from $10,$100,$500, or even a $5000 dollar ring.

You can also check out Diamond candles site.

Bloggers this is only a US giveaway. but an awesome opportunity to review some really great candles .

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hellmann's Turkey Challenge

Who doesn't like Turkey.  I know I do,  in fact here is one of my favorite recipes to do with left over turkey.
Creamy Turkey Soup

1 onion, large, chopped
3 celery ribs, cut into 1/4 inch pieces (I don't like celery too much so I use celery salt or seeds)
6 tablespoon butter
6 tablespoon flour, all purpose
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried
1/2 teaspoon savory
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 1/2 cup milk
4 cup turkey, cooked and cubed 
5 carrot, medium, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cup turkey broth 

In a large kettle, saute onion and celery in butter until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the flour and seasonings; gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened. Add turkey and carrots. Add enough broth until soup is desired consistency. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

You can tweet this.  Love holiday turkey dishes? Enter the @Hellmanns #TurkeyChallenge for a chance to win a $250 grocery gift card! 

also remember to vote for your favorite dish at

I'm a member of One2oneNetwork I received no money to post this campaign just to be entered into a drawing to win a $50 GC.  I only participate in campaigns and product reviews that I believe in.  Thanks One2oneNetwork and Hellmanns for sponsoring this contest.

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Twilight experience

I got to see "Twilight" at 8:00 and the theater wasn't really crowded at all.   The movie was awesome..we got out about 10:00 or so and oh my gosh there were people lined up all over the place to see the midnight showing.  there was one fan that actually wore a wedding dress like Bella in the movie, (talk about dedication).  it was just crazy there was another girl that had blue duck tape under her eyes that said Team Jacob all I can say is "Ouch"
there were older women taking pictures with the cardboard signs of Edward or Jacob.  It was absolute craziness everywhere I turned.  I was so glad that I went at 8:00 but the movie itself was totally awesome!  as we were leaving people were still coming in with their chairs waiting for the midnight showing.  I had fun.
If anyone is going to see this movie I would love to know how your experience was.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Twilight pendant for a friend for her birthday

I'm going to see "Twilight" tonight and I'm so excited.  I made this necklace for a friend who is celebrating her birthday tonight.  lucky I'm going to the eight o clock showing going to get in and out before it gets major crazy.
let me know what you guys think about this pendant.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fisher Price Regurgitating Rico Launcher review

When I received the Fisher Price regurgitating Rico launcher and tried it out, I have to say it was really fun, the foam balls soar high and fly across the room, at one time I think our bird was ducking- both the boys had so much fun with this although it says ages 3 and higher my sons 11 and 8 really had fun with this toy.  This toy is really fun and.  even though it says ages 3 I think I would say ages 5 and up because sometimes it's really hard to push in the feet to get the balls to fly.  You put 3 balls in Ricos mouth and push in his feet and the balls come shooting out. and it has some cute sayings.  This toy retails for $30.00 at
This toy would be a favorite for any Penguins of Madagascar fan.  For more information on this toy go to and go check them out on Facebook and give them a like.

This Fisher-Price The Penguins of Madagascar Rico Launcher shoots foam balls, squawks and features other memorable sound effects.
  • Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 3 Years and Up
  • Material: Plastic
  • Educational Focus: Creative Thinking, Motor Skills
  • Dimensions: 13.0 " H x 6.5 " W x 15.5 " L
  • Product Weight: 0.56 Lb.
  • Targeted Age: 7, 4, 3, 6, 8, 5
I received no monetary value but I did receive a sample to try and give my 100% opinion.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The (awesome) RockBoard Scooter

I had a chance to review this amazing scooter.   It is two scooters in one.  First, you can use it like a regular scooter - just with your foot power; the other way is to be able to rock it back and forth to make it move.

I absolutely love this scooter.  My sons both tried it out and said it "Rocked". The best thing about it is that it comes assembled. Yes, you heard me, just take it out of the box and it is ready to go.  It is very sturdy and well-made. It is so easy to use - I have an 8yr old and an 11 yr old son and they both could use it really well.

This scooter is definitely worth the money.  You can buy it at  for $199 or you can win one. Giveaway valid in USA only. Check out the scooter's website at

The Rockboard mode is what has my kids really excited.  With a regular scooter mode you have to always push with your foot to get any momentum.  But in the Rockboard mode all you have to do is rock back and forth to get moving.

This Rockboard scooter is so much fun.  Even my husband loved it.  It has a kick stand like a bike and the handlebars are adjustable in case you need to adjust the height.

Check out this video to see how it’s done.

Check out this vid of my eight year old and his Rockboard testimony…

I received no monetary compensation for this product. I did receive a sample so that I could give my honest opinion of this product. Also, I’m not the one sending you this product if you win.  Rockboard company will send product out to the winner.  Also, I’m not held responsible for misuse or injury of this product.

Also, No P.O. Boxes

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hello Everyone

Hello everyone,
I'm back, it's been rough since my Daddy died on July 2nd, 2011 but I have to get back to my blog and all my blogger friends..A heart felt Thanks to  everyone for all the condolences that you sent was very appreciated.
first of all..I'm also going to start doing reviews and giveaways soon..some won't be craft related although I'm still
going to try to incorporate crafts in my blog also.  I'm going to change my content up a bit.  hope all my followers will stay with me.  I adore all of you.  Thanks everyone for being there with me in my time of need.
Have a creative and wonderful day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Embracing Beauty giveaway!

Click on Embracing Beauty Giveaway Title and it will take you to the contest...

Check out this blog for an awesome giveaway because she is giving away an iPad 2 now who wouldn't want one of those super pads...again it's also her blog is just really great she does coupons, giveaways and money saving tips and so much more...go check her out you will want to keep her as one of your favorites I know I did.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Smokey Mountain Bear

Look what we saw on our vacation right by our trash place at our chalet.   He didn't seem afraid at all...while my husband was taking pictures.

More Cards

More cards...I made for my sisters birthday.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cards I made

 This was at a lazer tag birthday party it was my sons birthday Jeremy the one in the blue but since Vance his best friend is moving to Florida we combined both birthdays they had a great time.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Wow! I'm trying to pull myself together.. Last Friday I flew out to Orlando FL after receiving a call from my Mom telling me that my Dad wasn't doing too good.  You see my Dad had smoked for 14-17 yrs straight and now had hardly any lung capacity left and he had cancer in his bowels. plus he had COPD and had emphysema,   I got their Friday afternoon and my heart ached so bad to see him this way.  because we had went out in early June to see him and celebrate my sons birthday and he wasn't doing too good but he was up laughing and joking with the boys and now he was laying in the room at my Moms house in a hospital bed and couldn't even talk he would just hold my hand and give facial times.  I love my Daddy so much and seeing him like this was really hard.  but he was all excited when all of us kids were together me, my sister and my brother..he would give small smiles and raise his eyebrows. I let him hear the boys on the phone and he perked up and smiled but didn't even have the strength to open his eyes.  by Saturday afternoon we stepped out for a bit because the nurse said he was getting too agitated  because he wanted to join in the conversations but couldn't and while we were out he held Moms hand and passed away..he was waiting to go when he was just with Mom.  I can't believe my
Daddy is gone...but so glad that I flew out and seen him one last time.
Here he is with his grandsons the beginning of June.
RIP: 1935-2011
Died July 2, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Been so very busy.

Hey everybody this month has been so busy for me.  My sons birthday, My Anniversary, Father's Day and now my husbands birthday Wednesday.  I promise after Wednesday I will start posting more.  Love all my blogger friends.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Purse card

I'm sorry I have been ignoring my blog and all my blogger friends.. We just got back from Orlando FL had such a good time.  My Dad is not doing too well so it was great to see my family.  We celebrated my son turning 11 at Universal.  Wow! how time flies.

I wanted to share with you one of my projects that I sent in to Pink Cricut when she was looking for a design team..I love how this purse card came out..

Hope you guys like it too..let me know what you think.

It's actually a graduation card wanted to do something out of the norm.  and the girl I made it for is such a girly girl and loves pink.

  • zebra stamp (Michaels)
  • boa (Michaels)
  • cartridge Paisley cut at 5 1/2 inches on both sides and welded together with my gypsy.
  • sentiment stamp (Michaels)
  • gem (Hobby Lobby)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ice-cream cone cake pops

Hope you can see these good...I made I think 30 of them and they came out so cute..I made these for my sons summer birthday at school...everyone loved them but was surprised to find out that they were candy and not ice-cream.  I had one little girl ask me how cool was it that I could make theses without the ice-cream melting. lol...I just had to share with all my blogger friends.
Hugs, Minta

Let me know what you guys think.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blog hop for the kiddos winner!

Sorry I haven't posted sooner...but my blog hop winner was Lisa #21
she said...2This is such a great idea and a great gift!  I Love it!

Congrats Lisa..
send me your info at
II will get your Michaels gift card sent out to you..

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I want to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day! Hope you have a great one...
I have had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blog hop for the kiddos


Welcome to the blog hop for kiddos

Sorry I would have had my pics posted sooner but blogger was acting wonky this morning..

Hope you like their project.

  • Michaels shoulder bag (1.00)
  • gems glued on
  • flower iron on
Voila a teachers appreciation gift.  going to put a pack of gum in the zippered pocket.

Now for my blog will be a $10.00 gift card to guessed it (Michaels)
  1. become a follower  if you're not already
  2. leave a comment letting me know that you have become a follower or that you are a follower.
Now go and visit the lovely creations of  Jennifer  at

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cricut Expression 2 giveaway at mixology crafts

Check out this amazing giveaway!
She has an awesome blog.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Basket case hop winner!


Nana 2-4 said:  

New follower,really cute baskets.  I would like to see more of your bracelets and pendents too.

Congrats: Please send me your mailing address to...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 2 bsket case hop

Also, don't forget...

  • To be a follower if not already
  • comment if you are a follower or if you have become one
  • leave contact info 
block heart cuttlebug folder
felt flowers
dinosaurs silly bandz
pop tab bracelets (I made)
pop tab pins (I made)

Next check out our wonderful crafter...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Welcome to Rhondas basket case hop!

Everyone join the fun as we hop along in Rhondas basket case hop..  First of all I want to thank Rhonda for inviting me to join I'm super excited to be hopping along with all these wonderful crafters.   .and now here is my basket.

  1. Used tags,bags and boxes and more cart..cut at 53/4"
  2. embossed with cuttlebug swirls folder.
  3. made handle and used ribbon from Michaels on it
  4. put handle together with brads
  5. Hope you like my little basket.
Now for some blog candy..

  • Become a follower if not already
  • leave a comment and let me know if you are a follower or if you are already following
  • leave contact info in case you win.
  • for a second entry comment tomorrow also.
    there are some felt flowers
    and a heart block cuttlebug folder
    something for the kiddies..dinosaurs silly bandz
    two pop tab bracelets that I make
    and a pop tab pin
    (Sorry only US addresses only because of shipping)

    ok now to the next wonderful crafty lady go and check out her blog

    Saturday, April 9, 2011

    Versatile award

    Wow! I received another award.. thanks so much Adri at

    The rules of this award are simple
    1. Thank the person who sent it to you
    2.  Tell 7 things about yourself
    3.  Send this to 15 bloggers

    1.   I love spicy foods
    2.  tried copic markers now I'm addicted
    3.  Love Zumba
    4.  Love learning different techniques in crafting
    5.  Love blogging
    6.  I'm a twilight fan..
    7.  Not a morning person..

    This is really extremely hard...there are so many bloggers out there but i will try to narrow it down to 15..

    Go and check out these ladies they are talented and just great and always supportive.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    I have been awarded the stylish blogger award..from crafty katy...Thanks so much
    the rules are to tell 8 things about ourselves and to pass this award to 8 blogs that we love..

    1.  I love learning all kinds of crafting techniques
    2.  I have lived in Ohio for 15yrs now and still have never been to a Bengals game
    3.  Don't like to watch scary movies by my self..
    4.  I'm a twilight fan.
    5.  I love blogging
    6. been married for almost 15 yrs to a wonderful man who puts up with all my crafty craziness..Have two boys.
    7. don't like bugs...
    8. Love Michaels...

    8 blogs that I love and find very stylish.. are: wow this is hard...hmm...there are so many blogs that I love...


    check out these blogs they are very stylish and awesome...

    Friday, April 1, 2011

    Congratulations Creative Diva

    Congratulations to: 
    creative diva said: Congrats on having a sponsor! Already a follower! I Love the vinyl I will post it on my sidebar.


    Patty email me at   with your info and I will get your package out to you...

    Thanks everyone for entering my giveaway.  and to all my new followers.  I will have more giveaways coming soon...

    Thursday, March 31, 2011

    SP stamps Design call

    I was browsing the blogs..and came across this awesome site looking for a design team..

    1. What I like about this site..they have more than just stamps
    2. They also offer patterned paper
    3. They also have ribbon..
    So I decided that I would try out for their design team...

    so here is my card that I made..

    The requirements were that it had to use a stamp and to use the color blue.

    1. I used my swirl cuttle bug folder for the background of my card
    2. then I inked with blue
    3. Sentiment stamp from (Michaels)
    4. inked orange around the sentiment
    5. I used water colored pencils to color the sentiment
    6. ribbon from (Michaels)
    7. 3 blue embellished flowers from (Archivers)
    8. the big blue silk flower I made myself
    9. pop up dots.
    everyone check out this awesome site for some craftiness.

    Hope you like my card.

    Friday, March 4, 2011

    My first sponsored giveaway

    Hey all my blogger friends..I have my first sponsor.  and my first giveaway, I'm so excited about this you definitely will have to check them out...
    First of all become a follower if you not already.. and leave me a comment telling me that you have become a follower to be eligible for the giveaway.

    I'm going to extend my giveaway until March 31st...
    let everyone know about E.A.D Designs they are awesome!
    You will get what you see in the picture..

    • polka dot vinyl custom vinyl lettering and wall art
    • Welcome rub on
    • Owls cling it
    • stickers
    also check out their bog at
    • Become a follower if you're not already and leave your contact info in case you are the lucky winner.
    • leave a comment
    •  post the giveaway on your sidebar
    • blog about the giveaway
    • I will be picking a winner on March 31st with
    • let me know in your comment what you like in the E.A.D designs store..
    Thank You so much E.A.D. Designs for Sponsoring me.

    This is open to the US residents only because of cost of shipping..but, I really love all my followers..

    E.A.D. Designs have really awesome vinyl , stickers, rub ons...make sure to check them out.

    Sunday, February 20, 2011

    pink, black and green challenge and embossing challenges and Spring challenges challenge: challenge    challenge challenge challenge
    The challenge was to make something using pink, green and black
    and to guess what the cuts are on her card with the ladybug.

    I used the cart four legged friends cut the bird at 4 1/2"
    used the layer button..
    paper from K and Company 
    ribbon from (Michaels)
    Flowers embelishments (Michaels)
    button (Hobby Lobby)
    googley eyes (Michaels)
    stamped sentiment from (Pink by design)
    cuttlebugged the wings with the swirls folder challengs

    Create anything with embossing.
    also has an embossing challenge.. challenge
    Make something that is spring. challenge.
    Make something spring that has a ribbon or lace on it.

    Hope you like it.

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Challenges Has a challenge to use embossing on your project. Use a cup image on your project.

    • paper from my stash
    • cup from Christmas Cheer cut at 5"
    • bling (Michaels)
    • Flowers (Michaels) 
    • cuttlebugged swilrl folder on cup
    • ribbon (Michaels)
    • sentiment (My Pink Stamper) stamps -winter punnies.
    Hope you like it.

    Monday, February 14, 2011

    Happy Valentines Day!

    Happy Valentines Day all my blogger friends!
    hope everyone is having a great one...

    Friday, February 11, 2011

    Valentines and Treat boxes!

    Wow! it's been forever since I posted..on top of everything my oldest son has been sick all week...I'm exhausted
    Here are the valentines and treat boxes that I made.

    Hope you like them.