Thank you Secret Agent Mama http://www.secretagentmama.com/ for taking this great photo for me at Blissdom!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The winners of the NASCAR Kart Racing Wii Games, chosen by random.org are:
Comment #22 ~Anissa @anissamayhew
Comment #17~ Michelle @paperglueect
Comment #3 ~Lynnae @lynnae
Please contact me within 48 hours to claim your prize! I want to thank everyone who entered for taking the time to visit my blog and enter my contest.
Thank you to EA Sports for sponsoring this great giveaway!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Munchie Mug is a snack cup that has a soft fabric closure in the lid that allows little hands to dip into the snacks without spilling the contents! I love my Munchie Mug! I have a 3 year old and I babysit several other children and it is fantastic for avoiding spills. The kids love it too! Here are a few photos of them trying it out.
It even works upside down!
Munchie Mug is great for all kinds of snacks. So far we have tried grapes, cereal, teddy grahams, and M & M's. We also tried popcorn but it crumbled when they tried to pull it through the fabric lid.
They only complaint I have "heard" about the Munchie Mug is from my 3 dogs. LoL, they are not so happy about the fact that their unlimited supply of Cheerios is now nonexistent!
Munchie Mugs are made in the USA in Sonoma, CA and are 100% FDA approved and #5 BPA-free polypropylene. They are also dishwasher safe.
You can order one here for just $12.95! This would make a GREAT baby shower gift.
You can also win one here on my blog!
Here's what you need to do to win:
Main Entry: You must complete both parts to be eligible
1. Subscribe to my blog via reader (panda on upper right sidebar) leave comment.
2. Go to munchiemug.com here and leave a comment telling me who manufactures the Munchie Mug.
1. Follow me on Twitter here. Leave a comment.
2. Follow my blog (left sidebar) and leave a comment
3. Tweet this contest by copying and pasting this tweet "Win a great snack holder for your toddler! Munchie Mug is a must have! http://tinyurl.com/bx388e" You can do this 1 time each day. Leave a comment
4. Post a link to this giveaway on your blog. Leave a link to your blog in your comment.
5. Grab my button (right sidebar) and post it on your blog. Leave a comment.
6. Stumble or Digg this post. Leave a comment.
7. Go to MomFaves here and Fav the Munchie Mug. Leave a comment.
PLEASE READ THIS!
US entries only please. Please make sure to leave a valid email address or your Twitter ID in each of your comments. I will not hunt you down if you win. If you do not follow the entry requirements as stated above, your entry will be invalid, so please make sure you read the directions carefully :) This contest will end at 6 pm EST, Tuesday, March 3rd. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be notified via email or Twitter DM. The winner will also be posted on this blog. The winner has 48 hrs from the time of the posting to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.
Visit Blessed With Grace for more of this weeks great recipes.
1 yellow cake mix
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup blueberries
2 tsp. vanilla
~mix all ingredients together and put in a well greased bundt pan
~Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
~Slice and serve! Tastes great with whipped cream.
Monday, February 16, 2009
The winner of the Flip Video Camera, chosen by random.org is
Comment #120 @momoffaith
Congratulations!!!!! I can't wait to see the wonderful things you are going to create with your new Flip! Please contact me within 48 hours to claim your prize!
I want to thank everyone who entered for taking the time to visit my blog and enter my contest, you all have such wonderful ideas for vlogging, I hope you all get the chance soon.
I also want to thank Newbaby.com for my Flip and for providing a Flip for my giveaway.
I know I haven't started yet, but I am very excited to get started on my Crafty Kids Vlog, I hope you all will come back to see it or view it on Newbaby.com.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
On Tuesday, February 10th, just in time for Sunday's Daytona 500, EA Sports released a great new game for the Nintendo Wii called NASCAR Kart Racing. This is the first and only NASCAR game released for the Wii and it is rated "E" for everyone. Here are a few facts about the game from EA Sports:
~Choose from one of 14 professional NASCAR drivers, and race your way to the ultimate championship! Compete as Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, Elliot Sadler, Joey Logano (unlockable through GameStop) or as the mystery unlockable NASCAR driver. Or, race as one of 10 new animated characters.
~Participate in intense, head-to-head racing for up to four players via split screen. Keep the pedal to the metal to come out on top of the 12 car field
~Speed across 24 unique race layouts to experience a vast range of exhilarating terrain including deserts, freeways, back roads, canyons, junkyards and more. Race through areas surrounding four popular NASCAR tracks: Daytona, Talladega, Dover and Bristol. Each track can be reversed to provide two different racing experiences.
We are major NASCAR fans in my house, and we got our advance copy just in time for my trip to Blissdom09, so the boys would have something cool to do while mom was away!
So while I was away they fired up the Wii and put their NASCAR hats on and off they went. They had a blast! We have several driving, racing type games and this is BY FAR the easiest and most fun to play! I love that 4 people can play together, when you have 4 kids that really comes in handy. The boys loved that they could "become" their favorite drivers as they played. The drivers they chose were Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Bush and Jeff Gordon. Needless to say, there is some fierce competition in our house on race day! Even my 11 year old daughter had fun playing and she could care less about NASCAR, she chose her car cause she likes M & M's not because she likes the driver!
This great game retails for $39.99, which I think is very reasonable. I have paid much more for games I didn't like half as much as this one.
The great people at EA Sports have given me 3 copies NASCAR Kart Racing to give to my loyal readers!
This giveaway will end on Sunday, February 22 at 5 pm EST, (the start of the Auto Club 500 race) Here's what you need to do to enter my giveaway
Main Entry: You must complete ALL parts to be eligible ~ Leave a separate comment for each.
~Go to the NASCAR Kart Racing site here, click on the drivers tab and give me the name of one of the "outsiders" drivers. Leave the name in your comment. (please go look and don't just copy someone else's answer)
~Go to the EA Sports site here, and tell me another game EA sports makes for the Wii. Leave the name of a game in your comment. (please go look and don't just copy someone else's answer)
~Subscribe to my blog via reader (panda in upper right sidebar). Leave a comment.
~Follow my blog (left sidebar). Leave a comment.
~Tell me who your favorite NASCAR driver is. Leave a comment. (FYI, mine is Jimmie Johnson)
~Stumble or Digg this post. Leave a comment.
~Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment.
~Tweet this contest. Copy and paste this tweet “Win a copy of the great new EA Sports NASCAR Kart Racing game for the Wii from @CraftyMamaof4 http://snurl.com/bqbo6 please RT”. You can do this once a day, leave a comment each day. Leave a link to your tweet in your comment.
~Grab my blog button and put it on your blog. Leave a link to your blog in comment.
~Help me win a laptop from FamilyEden.com by following the instructions here. Leave a comment.
PLEASE READ THIS!
US entries only please. Please make sure to leave a valid email address or your Twitter ID in each of your comments. I will not hunt you down if you win. If you do not follow the entry requirements as stated above, your entry will be invalid, so please make sure you read the directions carefully :) This contest will end at 5 pm EST, Sunday, February 22nd. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be notified via email or Twitter DM. The winner will also be posted on this blog. The winner has 48 hrs from the time of the posting to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.
Posted by craftymamaof4 at 8:35 PM
Me with Ender Thomas and Nathan Pacheco at Blissdom09. These 2 fabulous singers are part of the upcoming Yanni Voices Special coming to PBS in March.
Monday, February 9, 2009
I need your help! I am trying to win a laptop from Familyeden.com for my kids. To vote for my sweetheart story please follow these directions:
~Goto FamilyEden.com here and sign in. (if you are not a member you will have to register in order to vote)
~It takes you to your room, look in the upper right had corner and click on the home button
~Find the Sweethearts Building ~ It is in the upper right hand corner of the home page; click on the building.
~A room will come up, click on the pillow on the couch that says "blog" another window will open up in your browser
~Find my post it is titled "How I met My Sweetheart by Crafty Mama of 4"
~Read my story and leave a comment by clicking "add comment" at the end of my post.
The story with the most comments by Febuary 27th wins!
If you do this for me come back and leave a comment and I will give you a bonus entry in one of my upcoming giveaways of your choice.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Friday, February 6, 2009
The number of kidless nights I have had in the last 7 years could be counted on one hand. When the kids have slept over at Gammie's house I was still only across the street. I live across the street from my parents!
I am fortunate enough to also be making this trip with my great friend Beth @plussizemommy. When we arrived yesterday around 3:30 we were picked up at the hotel by my BEST friend for 25 years, Wendy. She lives here in Nashville and I haven't seen her in over 4 years! I got give her 6 year old daughter a huge hug, and meet her to adorable boys ages 2 1/2 and 9 months who I have only seen in photos! We had a great night with them and came back to the hotel around 10 pm. I can't wait to see the again Sunday before we leave to come home.
When we got back to the hotel, we started tweeting looking for other gals in the hotel. We ended up at a party in someone's room and there I met some great gals, some who I talk to on twitter and some whom I have never met. Here they are (in no particular order LoL) @carissa_momif, @sugarjones, @vdog, @sammanthia, @rachelferrucci, @mrsflinger, @jareason, and about 6 other really fun women who's names I can't remember right now, sorry :(. It was a lot of fun.
When we got back to our room, I snuggled into my extremely comfy bed, with 4 pillows and crisp white sheets and was whisked away to dreamland! I haven't slept in a bed in over 3 weeks, since my basement flooded and my son (who's room is down there) has been sleeping with my hubby while I sleep on the couch! Needless to say it was heaven!
I woke up this morning after sleeping for 7 uninterrupted (count 'em 7) hours of sleep to a bright sunny sky and feeling like I could run a marathon! I finished my morning off with a LONG, HOT, shower and I am sitting here now blogging this for you in my comfy hotel bathrobe in peace and quiet.
We are getting ready to go register and meet everyone and I can't wait to share the rest of my adventure with you!
Have a great day :)
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009