Thursday, April 30, 2009

Disney on Ice

We had the opportunity to take the kiddos to Disney on Ice: Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey at Reliant Arena a few weeks ago.

This was our 4th time at a Disney on Ice production and every time the kids have had a fantastic time so I knew that it was going to be a night to remember.
When you walk into the arena you are surrounded by tons of Disney souvenirs and workers willing to take your picture with a backdrop created with your favorite Disney characters. We decided to get the picture taken with the Mickey and Minnie backdrop. As you can see below it turned out beautifully!

When it was show time, you could feel the enthusiasm and electricity from all the kids in the arena. The music is superb, the skaters are so athletic and mesmerizing, and the costumes help bring the story to life.
My 6 year old and 2 year old enjoyed the whole show and screamed with glee at their favorite stories( Madison being Ariel the mermaid and Christopher when Peter Pan flew across the sky).

I totally recommend the Disney on Ice shows to anyone who has children who love Mickey and Minnie. Its a wonderful thing to see your child's face light up when these wonderful characters come to life!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

31 cent Scoop Night Tonight!

Want some cheap Ice Cream and help out a great cause all at the same time?!
Then Join us for 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins®and help us honor America’s firefighters with a $100,000donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)National Junior Firefighter Program.

Participating stores will reduce prices of small ice cream scoops to 31 cents*. At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to local fire charities.
Wednesday April 29th
Click Here to find a location near you.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Joey Totes Giveaway

So many many easy ways to enter!
Brandy @ NotsoAverageMomma has yet another awesome giveaway!
This time its for Joey Totes! Awesome reusable bags!
So Click HERE to see how you can win some Joey Totes!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Momshells Giveaway!!!

That Brandy over at NotsoAverageMomma is a giveaway fend!

She also has up a great giveaway from Momshells!

Don't be embarassed about it, just enter! 5 lucky readers will win some great goodies!

Click HERE to head over to her blog and enter to win!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another Giveaway!

You have just got to go check out NotSoAverageMomma's Blog!

She has a awesome giveaway going on right now for Florastor Probiotic For Kids!

So head over over and check it out now! It ends Wednesday April 29th so hurry! Just click the little link above to go enter! Its Simple!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Disappearing Act?!

Did you all think I disappeared or something?!

Nope, not yet. Just had a busy weekend!
Thursday we took the kids to Disney on Ice. I will post a review and pictures this week.
Kids went to the church on Friday night for Parents Night Out so DH and I could enjoy sometime together. We had a yummy dinner at Carrabba's! YUM!

Saturday I hosted a Passion Party at the house. So much fun! Totally recommend everyone having a party! You can check out my friend's site who hosted my party to order or to contact her about hosting you own party(if you are in the Houston area).

Sunday I did some laundry and finished reading Twilight. Yes I have been sucked into the craze of Twilight! I'm starting New Moon tonight and I can not wait for DH to bring it home for me. Did I mention that I LOVE Edward?

Anyways, that is where I have been. I will be posting more this week and I am preparing my next giveaway!!! So keep checking the blog, comment, follow....just show me some luv!
Until next time....PEACE!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Another Great Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

I am here to tell you about another great giveaway going on right now.

Shannon @ Shannon Blogs Here has a great giveaway going on for a Aladdin Lunch & Go Lunch Box

So just click the above link and you can read her blog for a review of the product and how you can win one for yourself!

BJ's 60 day pass

We don't have BJ's here, but I thought this was too great of a find to not let you in on.

Right now, BJ's is offering a 60 day free pass into their store. BJ's is a warehouse store, like Sam's or Costco, that you have to be a member of to shop at!

So take advantage of this and print your pass now! Must be activated by July 6th, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sample of Ideapaint

This has got to be one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time!

Ideapaint is paint that when it dries it acts like a dry erase board! How neat is that?!

You can get a sample of it HERE. Be prepared for a 2-3 week wait.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For Erin: In Memory of Jake

Window Blind Cord Safety is very important. Please go Read Erin and Jake's story and pass it on so this does not happen to another child.

Jake's Memorial

Thank you Erin for sharing your story with us. We are thinking of you today and we love you.

Free CFL Bulb To Celebrate Earth Day from Home Depot

In celebration of Earth Day, which is April 22nd, Home Depot is giving away a CFL bulb.

Click this link to locate the store nearest you and make sure they are participating in this great promotion.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Finding Great Childcare Giveaway!

She is at it again!

NotSoAverageMomma is having another great giveaway!

I don't know about you but I always have trouble finding a sitter!

Luckily, Brandy has found a great site to help with just that!

So head on over and check out the giveaway she has going on right now with Care4Hire.

Just CLICK HERE to get to her post about the giveaway!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Little Dots and Pretty Spots Giveaway WINNER!

And the winner of the personalized Little Dots and Pretty Spots Necklace is......

You have 48 hours from the time stamp of this posting to contact me.
If I don't hear from you in 48 hours I will pick another winner.
And thanks to everyone who made my first giveaway a great success! And thank you to Cheryl at Little Dots and Pretty Spots for offering up this great item for my giveaway!
Don't forget Cheryl for your gift giving needs! These necklaces make great gifts!
Come back often, I have several more giveaways in the works!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mommy Necklace Giveaway!

Head on over to Mommy Needs a Time Out and read her review on these amazing necklaces made by Heart on Your Wrist. These mommy necklaces are so cute! I can't wait to order one myself!

Heart on Your Wrist is also giving away a $40 gift certificate to the winner of the blog giveaway.

You must CLICK HERE to read the ways you can enter this great gift certifcate to use to purchase your own Mommy Necklace

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Looking for something?

Are you looking for all the blogs I follow?

Most are located in the Links section and others are listed over to the right. So head on over and check out some great blogs!

Are you wanting your very own button for fellow blogger's to snag and post on their blog?

If so, contact Brandy @ Stitchblade Designs to have her design your very own button and/or twitter button! She is amazing!

How do I contact you for a review/giveaway/ or to just say "Hey I love your blog!" ?

Well, up top is a contact me area with my email address! You are more than

welcome to email me for a review or giveaway. I will need a sample or the actual product in hand to do a review. Giveaways are easy, just contact me letting me know the product you wish to giveaway and we will go from there!

You can show me the love by spreading my blog around the blogging world, snagging my button and posting it on your blog, following my blog or just by leaving comments!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Boogie Wipes Giveaway

I was catching up on my blog reading this week and I was over at Sage and Savvy and I happen to see that she had a review for Boogie Wipes.
I have seen Boogie Wipes in the store before but never really took a good look at what the actual product was.

They are these hypoallergenic, alcohol free, all natural saline little nose wipes. What a great idea! I know my kidlets take off running when I have a tissue in hand or even pick up the nasal saline bottle.

I have to get me some next time I'm at the store! Or better yet, I think I will enter this great giveaway over at Sage and Savvy! And whats even better is that you can enter just as easily as I can!

Just head on over to Sage and Savvy where she is having a giveaway of 3 packs of Boogie Wipes!

Here is the direct link for the Boogie Wipes Giveaway.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter is Sunday!

I can not believe how fast this year is flying by! Seems like 2008 was just yesterday and here we are in April of 2009 and its Easter already!

This is the first year in a few years that we have not gone to San Antonio for Easter. We just decided we would spend this Easter weekend at home. We were hoping for beautiful weather, but unfortunately it looks like Mother Nature wants us to stay indoors this year. It looks to be very wet here in Houston.

The kiddos are out of school on Friday so I will try to keep them entertained with coloring pages and dying Easter eggs. If I really get brave, maybe we will make some sort of Easter craft. Any ideas?

Saturday might be the only somewhat dry day we get, so we maybe hiding eggs on Saturday for the kiddos to find.

I tried to stay away from the candy this year, so my kids will be getting a movie each, some clothes, flip flops and fun little things in their Easter baskets.

What do you do with your family on Easter? Do you always travel? Cook a big traditional dinner? What will you put in your kids Easter baskets this year?

Share your Easter Traditions here in the comment area below!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Potty Tots Giveaway @ Not So Average Momma

My very good friend Brandy over at Not So Average Momma is such a popular momma blogger than she recently had the opputunity to review a Product called Potty Tots.

Looks to be a fantastic product! Anything to get the young kidlets to potty train faster! I know Im having issues with my 2 1/2 year old son! He has little to no intrest in potty training! I searched Potty Tots site and it looks like this would be something to intrest my son.

If you head on over to Not So Average Momma you can read her review of the Potty Tots and while you are over there check out how you can win your very own Potty Tots Kit!

All you have to do is CLICK HERE to see her blog post with the review and giveaway details. So don't walk..RUN over there...NOW!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring time= Bluebonnets

I love Spring Time.

The weather gets a little warmer and beautiful flowers start to bloom!

Luckily, being in Texas, we get to experience the most amazing flower I have ever seen. The Bluebonnet.
I love to go and take the kids pictures in the bluebonnets every year!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Little Dots and Pretty Spots Giveaway!

I would like to Welcome you to my first ever Giveaway!

This giveaway is being brought to you by Cheryl at Little Dots and Pretty Spots !

Cheryl is new to the online business so I thought we would start this giveaway with a little interview I had with Cheryl..

Tell me about you and your family……
My name is Cheryl. I have been married to my husband for 7 years. I am currently a SAHM to 3 kids; ages 6, 5, and 3, and expecting our 4th in November.

Whats your store name and link
Little Dots and Pretty Spots

What do you specialize in?
Making customized dominoes necklaces for women and little girls.

How did you get started?
I actually saw these being sold at a craft show and decided to go home and try them for myself. Viola! Little Dots and Pretty Spots was born!

What do you love about your business?
I enjoy making them, they are really fun to do and I am able to make them on my own time.

What is your favorite product right now?
I don't have a favorite per say...they are all customized to what you like. I enjoying getting to know my customers and seeing what kind of personality they have by their selections.

What makes your shop different?
I think my shop is different because I can make so many different designs. I have a large supply of paper that allows me to do just about anything my customers are looking for.

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create ?
Right now I just have my website. I can also be contact via Facebook as some of my work is posted there. I also have been on The Crunchy Congo and plan to list there again in the future.

What do you love about handcrafts?
Handcrafts are always good in that they can be designed to what you want and need.

What are some of your favorite online shops?
I am new to the online shopping world really, but I do like to window shop.

Well, there you have it! A little bit about our friend at Little Dots and Pretty Spots.

Cheryl is offering up a wonderful personalized necklace for our first ever giveaway here at My Kinda Rain. She is also giving you all a discount code for free shipping on any necklace you purchase on her site! All you need to do is when you are making your purchase from her store make sure you tell her you read about her here on My Kinda Rain and she will ship your necklace(s) for FREE!

*Free Shipping Offer Expires on Monday, April 13th at 12:00amCST

Now..for the giveaway! I know you all are dying to know how you can get your hands on one of these beautiful necklaces for free!
It's easy! I have a few ways for you to enter…….

1.Visit Little Dots and Pretty Spots and take a look at her paper selection. Come back here and post your favorite paper design in the comment area. It doesn't have to be the paper you would chose if you won, just the design(s) you like!

2.TWEET IT! Copy and paste this message and send it out on twitter: mailto:“@%20gutimom%20AwesomeAwesome giveaway”. Be sure to post a separate comment along with your twitter name when you have done this.

3.Follow me on twitter! Click that little birdie at the top right over there. Post a comment here letting me know.

4.Follow my blog or Subscribe through the reader(located at the bottom left of the blog), and again post a separate comment letting me know that you have.

And to make things a little bit more interesting, here are some ways to earn Bonus Entries!
For 2 extra entries: Mention this giveaway on your own blog and link back to this post. Please let me know if you do so in a comment!

For 3 extra entries: Visit Little Dots and Pretty Spots and make a purchase of 10.00 or more. I will have Cheryl inform me of your order so make sure you give her the email address where I will contact you if you are a winner!

This Giveaway ends Monday, April 13th @ 12:00amCST
Leave a NEW comment for each way you enter.
Make sure I have a way to contact you!
Have fun!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

~New Look~

So, did any one notice the new look of My Kinda Rain?

You should have! It looks fabulous!!! ;)

And its all from Stitchblade Design! My very good friend Brandy from Denton,Texas is the woman behind Stitchblade Design. She is a extremely talented tattoo artist, body piercer, graphics artist, photographer,blogger, sewer and mother!

If you ever need any web designing, graphics, or even a tattoo ;) Look Brandy up at Stitchblade Design!

Tell her Lori sent you! :)

You can also follow Brandy's blog at Not So Average Momma

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Momma Cloth Giveaway!

I wanted to post about a awesome giveaway over at The Grocery Cart Challenge Blog

Its a fabulous giveaway for Lunapads Momma Cloth. While I haven't jumped on the momma cloth bandwagon myself, I do know several women who use them and have nothing but awesome things to say about Lunapads. And in this day in age, everyone is trying to be greener and what a great way to get started!

So take a moment and check out Lunapads website, take a look around.

Then head on over to The Grocery Cart Challenge and enter into her giveaway for a sample pack of Lunapads just for you!

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