Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Eve

New Years Eve is fast approaching!

What are your plans?

We go to our friends party every year, and every year its a diffrent theme... The theme this year is Cowboys and Indians!

My husband is going as a cowboy and I am going as an Indian

Here is a picture of my outfit I made:

I will have to post pictures of everyones outfits at the party... only i don't have a camera so they wont be the best quality of pictures   :o)

Merry Christmas

Hope everyone had a great christmas! 

What was your favorite gift you either gave or received?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thrifty momma tips hasbo giveaway!

In the spirit of Christmas I want to make one lucky reader's day by giving them a $100 Gift Card to purchase items at Hasbro Toys On Line. I received this one a couple of weeks ago and was thinking about using it for my kids. But honestly I got thinking today as I wrote my Demento Bunny Smiles post that my kids have enough toys and I would rather share this with someone who can really use it. $100 can buy some gorgeous Christmas presents. Hasbro makes some amazing toys, including great games, super hero figures, Tea Cup Pups, Operation and My Little Pony to name a few. Baby Alive seen above is a big hit and on a lot of lists this year. Littlest Pet Shop is always popular.

Visit thriftymommastips to enter!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wilton Giveaway

Whether you’re hosting or simply attending, Wilton Cookie Exchange will help you bring excitement and fun to the party. From creative invitations and table decorations to cookie designs unlike any others, this is the book you need to make the day merry. The Wilton Cookie Exchange contains:
    More than 150 easy and exciting holiday cookie decorating ideas in 6 favorite seasonal shapes—Snowflakes, Trees, Stars, Ornaments, Gingerbread Boys and Spritz.
    Classics holiday cookie recipes such as gingerbread and shortbread and tempting new tastes such as Butterscotch Chocolate Pecan Bars, Peppermint Ribbon Cookies and Almond Snowballs. Some of the best recipes were shared by Wilton employees in our Family Favorite Cookie Contest—they’ll become favorites with your family as well.
    Tips on hosting your own cookie exchange – Wilton Cookie Exchange will help you coordinate every detail. Our Exchange Basics section is a blueprint for a successful event. It’s filled with suggestion for creating fun, informative invitations, setting ground rules for guests, packaging cookies to look their most festive and more. There’s even a week-by-week checklist for organizing your cookie exchange without stress.
    Kitchen-tested steps for perfectly baked, taste-tempting and colorfully decorated holiday cookies.
A cookie exchange can make the season brighter for everyone. Use Wilton Cookie Exchange as your guide to make it a holiday event you’ll look forward to year after year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Scentsy Review and Giveaway!

Scentsy Wickless Candles Review

Scentsy is the coolest thing I have ever found! I no long use candles in my house, I threw them all away!

Scentsy consist of beautiful warmers that warm scented paraffin wax.  Now these are not the typical ‘wax tart’ burners that use a tea light to melt the wax; these warmers us a low watt light bulb to melt the paraffin.  You can actually stick our fingers in the melted paraffin and it wont burn you!  Scentsy also has other great products including Scent Circles, Travel Tins, Scent Paks, Room Spray, Anti-Bacterial Fragrance Foam, and Adorable Scentsy Buddies.

Scentsy Buddy

The warmers come in 3 sized:

Plug In


Full Sized
The scents come in the form of bars; which include 8 small cubes


I place my full sized warmer in my dining room with 2 cubes of the Christmas Cottage scent, and you can smell it through my living room, dining room, and kitchen area!  Each bar last roughly 2-4 weeks depending on how many cubes you use at once and how often you burn you paraffin.
After the smell dissipates you can loosen the paraffin (when its solid) with a butter knife and pop it out and throw it away.  But if you just want to change the scent you can melt the paraffin in your warmer and simply pour it back into the package and it reforms the cubes! Then just wipe the excess out with a paper towel and you are ready for a new scent!  It is that easy!

Because I LOVE my Scentsy warmers I am hosting a giveaway for $20.00 Scentsy Gift Certificate.

Mandatory first entry:
Visit the Scentsy website: and tell me what your favorite warmer and/or scent is.

Additional entries: (post separate comments for each entry)
  1. Follow my blog ( and tell me you do)
  2. Post my button on your blog (add link to your blog in the comments)
  3. follow me on twitter (post a link to your twitter)
  4. Post Giveaway on your blog (post link to your blog)
  5. Post Giveaway on your twitter ( post link to your twitter)
  6. Post giveaway on your facebook (post link to your post)
  7. Purchase off of the posted Scentsy website (you get 1 entry for each item purchased!)
  8. Vist the website and sign up for the Scentys newsletter
Giveaway closes Tuesday December 14th at 12:00 (midnight) EST
The winner will be chosen with a random picker and has 48 hours to contact me via email to claim prize.
The $20.00 Scentsy Gift Certificate must be redeemed through the Scentsy consultants email which will be given to the winner and the gift certificate is good till 1/31/11


Win It! Homemade Holiday Feast Giveaway Prize

3 Kids and Us and KitchenAid want to make your holiday wish come true and offer you the chance to win a brand new KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in your choice of over 20 colors, valued at $349.99!

Enter the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway  and check out the Homemade Holiday Feast recipesthat show all the ways the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and attachments can be used to create unique family dishes and save you counter space with one appliance that can be converted to meet your every need.