Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cookies Kids Giveaway Coming Next Week!!!

I am a huge Cookies Kids fan. Any place that I can find the clothes and brands my kids want for a very decent price is a place for me. So you know about the guarantee they have on the price match , well if you dont you should. Cookies Kids offers a price match guarantee on any item they carry. Well I have to tell you guys something not only can you find the best prices on the web on the brands you want but I will be holding a back to school giveaway from Cookies Kids next week. So make sure to keep checking back so you can enter this awesome giveaway and get great back to school items for your kids. In the mean time head on over to and check out all the great deals and specials they have going and get all of your back to school clothing and backpack shopping done now!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Blog Follow Parties!!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

I joined the Keepin' Company Thursday from Heck Of A Bunch

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Alight Plus Size Clothing Giveaway!!

So I have some amazing news. I will be conducting a monthly giveaway from the, plus size clothing store. One lucky reader will win a top from , every month. Thats right , the place where us full figured women can find the latest trends , will be giving one reader , chosen at random each month , a top (chosen by Alight) !!! So if you are looking for the latest trends in your size then head over to and sign up for their email so you can always stay on top of the latest fashion trends. They carry sizes 12 - 34. You can find anything from activewear to evening wear. With nearly 80 brands to choose from and hundreds of styles to choose from at amazing prices why would you need to shop anywhere else!!!!
Win It!!
One reader , each month will be chosen at random to receive a top from (chosen by ) In order to have the chance to win you have to sign up on the mailing list at then come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you have done so.
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Become a friend of Alight on twitter @alightcom (1 entry)
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Winners will be chosen monthly at random.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cookies Kids

Have you started your back to school shopping yet? Well like it or not schools all over the country will be starting up again very soon and like many other parents out there , my husband and I are trying to get the most out of every dollar spent. I am a bargain shopper , and I do have a confession I am addicted to finding a good deal. I have started pricing items and clothing on the web and in stores for back to school shopping. I was on the Cookies Kids site and when I saw all of the deals on there I just had to tell someone. So first , you will need a backpack for your kiddos , and they have backpacks starting at $7.99 and lunch boxes starting at $4.99. Then , you will need to check out the clothing selection they have there. Not only do they carry the brands your kids want , but the prices they have on these stylish brands are ones that you cant beat. Yes prices you cant beat from now until July 31 if you do find a item on their site and you can find it at another store on the web , with this promo code EARLYBIRDSM , not only will they match that price but you will also get an additional 10% off with any order. If you need school uniforms they have those too with prices starting at $3.99 plus they will ship for free on orders of $99 or more. And dont forget their price match guarantee on any advertised price!!!!
Head on over to now!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Last Matriarch by Sharman Russell : Review and Giveaway CLOSED!

I have an amazing book to giveaway! It is called The Last Matriarch By Sharman Apt Russell. Sharman was an English Professor I had at Western New Mexico University. I have always been a huge fan of her writings and her books. In this novel she writes about the Clovis people , who were hunters and gatherers and lived in the Southwest more than 11,000 years ago. It is a story told by a woman who was one of the clans elders , who goes into detail about her youth. She talks about her husbands her children and the ways and rituals of the clan. I love the way the book truly does reference the truths about the Clovis people and their ways of life. Sharman is an amazing author and in her way of writing you are not only enjoying an amazing novel but you learn about our ancestors and their way of life.

To enter this giveaway please tell me your favorite author and book.

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This giveaway will end on September 3 2010. 1 winner will be chosen and will be contacted via email. Winner will be given 48 hours to respond before next winner will be chosen. Only open to US residents.

Tag Along Tuesday

I love the Tag Along Tuesday blog hop from Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway!!
Click on the button below that I have provided so you can enter your blog in the blog hop as well!!
Tuesday Tag-Along

Toy Story Boys' Pull-Ups Training Pants

So I was at Wal-Mart and I was needing to get some more Pull-Ups for my son when I saw this cute toy box with the Toy Story 3 Design on it and Pull-Ups inside. So not only is there a cute toy box for my son and I can also get the Pull-Ups I needed but there is also a potty training Cd inside as well as a progress and rewards chart all for a very decent price. So yes I did purchase a box and I am very excited to pop the training Cd in and see what tips Pull-Ups has to offer to hopefully help us succeed in our potty training! Oh and what I like is if you have a girl they also have a princess design available in the same type of package!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Are you friends with Elmo or any of the other Sesame Street Crew on Facebook yet?

Are you Elmo's friend on Facebook yet?? Or how about Big Bird? I thought it was a little much until I went and became friends with Elmo first then Big Bird now Sesame Street. They have cute little links to videos and my 2 year old son just loves it. Here is Elmo's link and from there you can become friends with all of the Sesame Street friends.!/Elmo?v=app_7146470109

Summer Sale At The Children's Place

Summer sale at The Children's Place some items starting at $2.00. With the Summer Sale take an additional 40% off. Denim jeans perfect for back to school $10 select tops, shorts and sandals starting at $2.00. If you order online shipping is set at $5.00 no matter how big or small the order is. Get a head start on your back to school shopping or stock up for next summer!!!! Shop now at or go to your local store and shop these amazing deals now!!!

Get A Free Whataburger August 3rd

Tuesday, August 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Every dine-in customer who comes dressed in the company's signature orange will receive a free Whataburger.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Giveaway Scout

I found a new place where you can list your giveaways. Its called Giveaway Scout. Giveaway Scout is a giveaway search engine. Their users subscribe to receive updates on the latest giveaways on the web. Add your blog and your giveaways will be exposed to their large network of users. Check out their box to the right , you can display it on your blog so you can view their list of giveaways as well!!

Smart Knit Kids Back to School Giveaway

SmartKnitKIDS is proud to offer their 2nd Annual Back to School Contest. They have put together a prize with SmartKnitKIDS socks to make those little feet happy and lots of other fun stuff! One lucky winner will be able to STOCK UP on books with a new Kindle, movies from NetFlix, coloring books, and all the necessities like tooth brushes, crayons, pencils, and a $100 gift card to Costco. 1 Grand Prize worth over $500 will be awarded: 3 Pair SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks 1 Amazon Kindle 6 Month Subscription to NetFlix $100 Costco Card 20 Coloring Books 10 Kids' Reading Books Supply of Purell Hand Sanitizers 5 Clorox Wipe Packages 250 Crayons 30 Pencils 15 Lightbulbs 15 Kids' Toothbrushes 6 Containers of Tang To enter this giveaway please go to the following link!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Flushable Moist Wipes from Pull-Ups

We are in the process of potty training and I have been looking for new products to try to maybe aide my little guy in the process. We love Pull-Ups and all the designs they offer. My little guy is a "Cars Man" and we love the Pull-Ups Cool Alerts because they not only aide us in the potty training with the Cool Alert but my little man loves the Cars Design on them and they make him feel big. Well I was at the store earlier when I saw these new Flushable Moist Wipes from Pull-Ups and the best of all is that they have Cars on the box! I cant wait to see how well my little man likes these.

Giveaway From Posh Little Shop

Posh Little Shop is giving away a $50 dollar gift card. To win follow them on twitter @poshlittleshop and like them on Facebook at . Write on their Facebook wall and tell them that Mommy Katie sent you from !

ShoeMall’s Back to School in Style Giveaway – Post 1

ShoeMall’s Back to School in Style Giveaway – Post 1 One lucky winner will receive a back to school essentials kit consisting of two pairs of shoes and a bag or backpack from – winner’s choice!

Boys vs Girls: Potty Training

So I am in the process of potty training my little guy. He is 2 and we started the journey of potty training him once he started taking his diaper off and peeing on his sister's toys. I dont think I will ever understand what the fascination is with boys once they figure out what they have. I honestly dont remember potty training my daughter being so hard. It was very simple with her. Once we started using pull ups with her it wasnt long before we were completely potty trained and wearing panties. I think that once we took her to pick out her first pack of panties she was ready to wear them. Well we started the potty training with my son about a month ago. He does go in the potty , but he also thinks it funny to pee and play with himself at the same time creating a mess. He doesnt just do this in the bathroom either. He has done this numerous times while playing with his sister and a couple of times while he was supposed to be taking a nap making a mess all over himself. Boys. My husband says that some boys are just like that and there is a fascination there and its fun to play with it. I personally dont find it funny , I think its gross. Now we have taken our son to pick out his first pack of underpants , thinking that like my daughter this might encourage the potty training. Not the case at all. He has peed in them many times. I have had friends tell me to leave the underpants on him for a while after he pees and that he will get uncomfortable. Not my little guy , either it didnt bother him or a few times he has just taken off the underpants himself. My husband takes him to the restroom every time he goes and sits him on his potty and he does go. He does come to us and tell us he has to go. A lot of times he has already gone in his pull up or his underpants. We have spent whole days taking turns taking him to the restroom every hour , but then he thinks its a game and continues to do so , saying he has to go constantly , but when we get in there he will sit down then stand right back up saying he is done when he hasnt done anything in the potty. I am hoping this wont go on much longer and that he will soon get the hang of it and use the potty in the potty every time he has to go.

Free Backpack From Staples

From Staples you can get a free backpack. Offer is good from July 25-July 31 2010. Buy any backpack and get 100% back after rebate on a Staples gift card!!! Limit one per household. While you are there this weekend check out these other Back to School deals from Staples as well!!!


SUBWAY KIDS™ Teachers and Homeschoolers can sign up for a free Random Acts Of Fitness For Kids Kit from Subway!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sam’s Club: $20.00 Gift Card for New Memberships

Through August 1st, new members at Sam’s Club will receive a $20.00 gift card. A personal membership is around $40.00, so it is like getting your membership for half-price. If you are a college student, you can receive a $15.00 gift card when you renew or purchase a new membership. If you purchase your college text boooks at Sam’s Club, you will receive a $30.00 gift card as well.

Movie Review: Twilight Eclipse

I am a Twilight fan. I went to see Twilight Eclipse with my husband last night and I loved it. My husband and I have read all the books so I cant wait to see the next movie. Vampires and Werewolves are supposed to be scary but just like Anne Rice's Interview With A Vampire , there is a story behind these monsters that I cant help but find intriguing. I give this a two thumbs up!!

Movie Review: Grown Ups

First let me say I learned my lesson on taking my 6 year old to go and see this movie. Not a good idea , she repeated just about everything that was said , very embarrassing to say the least. Other than that I did enjoy the movie. I love Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. Very funny. Very adult humor though , not great to take the little ones to but the older kids will enjoy it. I give it a 2 thumbs up!!!!

My First Giveaway: Enter to win a Gift Card!!! NOW CLOSED!!!!

                           This Giveaway is now closed!!!!!!

So I need followers. I am a new mommy blogger. I am hosting my first giveaway!!!!Yay!!!
You want to win a $25 gift card. Who doesnt. Well I will be giving one of those away once I reach 100 followers. Oh did I forget to mention the winner will get to choose their gift card. Well, the winner will get a choice to choose from a $25 Wal-Mart giftcard or a $25 Target giftcard!!

So you want to know how to enter I take it. It is easy. Follow me on Google Friends Connect or by subscribing to my blog and leave a comment letting me know you have done so.

For more entries:
Follow me on twitter @kasexton (1 entry)
Tweet about this giveaway and let me know your twitter name as well (2 entries)
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Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to the entry (5 entries)

Once I get 100 followers I will draw at . I will announce the winner on here and on Twitter, I will also email the winner. The winner will then have 48 hours to claim prize before I pick another winner. Only open to US and Canada residents.

I received the cutest apron I have ever seen in the mail today. I won it in a giveaway , I have to say again the cutest. Its a purple and black retro style apron. I had seen the giveaway in my email for it from I will be getting one for Estrella to go with mine for Christmas. Go to to see all the cute things there.

Mommy to a Angel

My husband and I actually have 3 children but our middle child is a little angel. We lost him in July of 2007. I had carried him until I was 6 months pregnant. I went for a doctors visit and ended up in the hospital. Before the delivery was complete he had passed away. He never got to take his first breath. Why it happened , I dont know. The doctors could not figure out what went wrong. The only one who knows the reason is God and I know someday I will get to meet my little boy and hold him , but until then he is my little angel. One thing I will never forget was when we had the funeral for him. My daughter was 3 and I was crying. She grabbed my hand and told me "Mommy , dont cry. It is ok because I am still a big sister. I am a big sister to a angel." When I think about my little angel I remember what my daughter said and I tell myself that I am still his mommy , I am the mommy of an angel.


Well , here it is, my blog. I am a mommy and a wife. I love reviews and giveaways!! I love playing with my kids and spending time with my husband. We love to be outside. We love to explore , hike and camp with the kids. I have a daughter and a son. My husband is a full time student and I am a homemaker during the day and in the evenings I assist elderly with their night time needs. My little boy was born with a medical disorder called CCAM , which means he has cysts on his lungs. With the CCAM he is more susceptible to getting sick. For example if someone has a minor cold , not only will he more than likely get it , but because of the cysts which act as breading grounds for bacteria , a cold can turn into pneumonia very easily for him. So we are very careful with him and try to keep our home and his environment as clean as possible. Its hard because he loves to play with his older sister and other kids as well , so I am the mom that carries hand sanitizer and wipes , who is constantly keeping hands clean and trying to wipe down everything they touch. I just refuse to keep him from being a kid and doing things that other kids are doing , so I try to be as careful as I can.

Like many families , we too were hit hard by the economy. In 2008 my husband was laid off. We ended up loosing our house that we worked so hard for and moved to the city in hopes of finding work. After many dead end job searches , my husband and I decided the best thing for our family was for him to go back to school and retrain for a new career. He enrolled in a IT program in the Spring of 2009 and he is currently a full time student. He has been going year round and is expected to graduate in December of 2010. We get by on what I make, but just barely. Our kids are happy , they have what they need and are taken care of. We may not be able to do everything that we would like to do and get our kids everything they would like but we have what we need. It was a huge adjustment but we have managed and my marriage has survived through this and it has made us that much stronger. But isnt that life , no one ever said it was supposed to be easy , you just have to do the best you can. My husband and I have had to go through a lot but everything we have gone through brings us closer and makes us stronger.
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