Thursday, September 30, 2010

Groovy and Benders by Boon Inc.Giveaway // $20.00 Gift card

head on over to Fun Saving Mom for your chance to win an amazing feeding set for your little one!  Fun Saving Mom gave them a glowing review and I am sure that you will want it fo ryour little toddler! Head on over there for your chance to win!

BY THE WAY!  She is also having a drawing for a $20.00 Gift Card  HERE!  Do not miss out on this opportunity!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Diamond Earrings, Anyone?

A week or so ago, I came across an offer for free earrings.  All I had to do was mention  their website on my Facebook page, Twitter, or blog and pay the $3.77 shipping to receive them.  That's it!

Why would they do that?  Well, I am so glad you asked!  They are trying to get the word out about their website HERE ! Word of mouth is the best advertisment!  Why pay thousands on commercials or ads when you can give away beautiful simulated diamond earrings to everyone who goes to their site and pays the $3.77 shipping? 

They arrived today!  Can I tell you that they are beautiful?  I really am impressed with how nice they look.  Granted, they are simulated stones, but they are quite lovely! 

Post on your social media site of choice, visit their site, and take advantage of this offer before it's too late.  You don't want to miss this!!

Can you tell?

I've been a giveaway entering fool lately!  Ah, but if I don't enter, I won't win!! 

I will be back on track with my gibberish about my little princess.. and let me tell you she has given me much to chat about lately!!  Love that little booger!!

So.. stay tuned for the next episode of How Cindy Sees It! 


My buddy at Cocktails With Mom has a Spin and Go Touchless Mop and Wringer up for grabs at her site.  Enter for your chance to win!   Well... You can bet I will be entering so that I can hopefully win it.  Sounds like a dream come true!!   I'm sure my hubby will love it!!!   Love you, baby!!!  You rock!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Kindle

That crazy girl at One Savvy Mom is making me blog and tell everyone about her give away of a new 3G Kindle... NOW listen to me closely.. Go and enter to win.. BUT use my email address as a means for her to contact you should you win!  HA.. Just kidding.. no, I'm not... Yeah, I am...  no I'm really not..

Ok fine.. use your own entries and contact info.. but just know I've been wanting one of these ever since they came out.  Do I have your sympathy vote yet?  sheesh!!

Zuvo Water Purator -

Head on over to One Savvy Mom for your chance to win one of those nifty Zuvo Water Purators.  $299 value!   She gives you a lot of chances to enter so drop in and try your luck!

Gourmet Gift give away

My new buddy Colie over at Colie's Kitchen is offering a chance to win an awesome gift basket!  Who would not want to secure one of these for for the upcoming holidays?  Now, if I were smart, were I to win, I would save it as a Christmas gift... but I am not known for my wit and therefore, I will most likely use it myself, were I to win!!  Their online site hosts a variety of interesting baskets that really make it hard to choose!  Scoot on over to Colie's site.. tell her Cindy sent you!  I'm going to head back over to Gourmet Gift Baskets website and drool over all the possibilities!

Slushies at home??

My fellow blogger, the Diva Housewife, is hosting a give away for the Blizzie Slushy Drink Maker HERE.  This is a neat little ditty that you can use to make your own slushys right when you want it!  I'm tasting a limeade flavor with a little grown up juice added for an extra kick  (wink, wink.. know what I mean?)

Head on over to her site for all the details.  She also has a coupon code for a discounted price if you don't want to wait to see if you won!  I'm thinking.. .you can't have too many!!

Play Doh Creations Caddy Giveaway

Thanks, Mail Carrier! is making me tell everyone about a great Play Doh Creations Giveway that will be a great gift for some lucky little child at Christmas.. Maybe mine! 

Run on over to her site and enter for your chance to win!  You must leave MY email address so she can contact me when I, uhm... I mean you win!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Share Your Storm Contest

Cheryl Ricker is hosting a special giveaway in celebration of the release of a new book.. "A Friend In The Storm".  A gift book that will touch your heart and spirit.  In keeping with the spirit of the book, she is looking to hear how someone was in your life at at time when you were going through a storm.  The random winner will be the recipient of a Kindle.  Who would not want that?  You?  Then win it for me because it's on my wish list :)

Please stop by Cheryl Ricker's website for your chance to win.

I'm SO feeling the love!

A big shout out to Johanna at Mom's Treehouse !  I am so honored that she chose me to be in her VIP area of her treehouse. 

<-- that's me climbing the steps to my spot in the VIP lounge!!

I feel I should be honoring her, because she has been so helpful in my growth here!  She is truly the hostess with the mostest!  From the bottom of my heart, Johanna, I thank you!

You need to hit her site... she has an amazing NO ENTRY GIVE AWAY going on  right now for (2) free interactive children's books HERE!
Show her the love, people!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Special Award ~ Amazing Woman

I was blog hopping earlier this morning and happened upon a blog post that asked a very good question.  If I could award someone an award, who would it be?

I thought that was very thought provoking... and immediately my BFF Carla came to my mind.  I would award her the Amazing Woman Award...  You see, Carla has a heart of gold and while she struggles with issues (and don't we all?), she tries really hard to get out of herself and give unto others.   She has dealt with different forms of cancer, recent death of her beloved father, supplied care packages for years to our soldiers, the list goes on, and on.  So, yes, without a doubt I would honor her with that award. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby Free Giveaway

I had no idea that there was a program you could put on your computer that your child, aged 6-36 months old, could safely play with.  I found out today that there is!!  The name?  I'm so glad you asked!   It's called Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby and  Mymcbook's Blog is graciously giving one of these to a lucky subscriber to her site! 

While I truly hope my number is the winner, I will graciously step aside if it's not me!  Head on over to her site and try your luck.  This blog is a class act and if you do not already subscribe to her emails, you should.  Check out her website as well mcbooksandgifts

I am convinced...

That I am not alone!  Over the past few weeks, I have been able to see that a lot of bloggers have the same type of  quirky  personality.  Their humor is awesome!  I really do love reading the funny things that my fellow bloggers write about.  It's amazing that they can take a situation and turn it into something lighthearted and funny! 

Sass and Class all rolled up together like Julia Sugarbaker. 

Or maybe a little Rosanne Barr quick wit. 

I love it!  I'm trying to figure out where I fall into this grand scheme of things.  I am totally not classy...  I am a little very sassy (ask my mom!)  She's in the pink shirt!  Oh.. I'm the one with a camera stuck in her shirt to look like a third boob..

I am a bit of a smart a$$ at times a lot.  And I'm sorry, but I will laugh if  my friends fall down (at least until I see they are crying)... Hey, they laughed at me!  Fair is fair!  Granted, I give them a whole lot more opportunity to laugh because, well, I fall down a lot.  (I keep my foot air cast very handy). 

So, I'm not real sure where I fall in the scheme of things here, but the best part about being online is... I can be myself... And if you are not loving me, ( but seriously why would you not?), then you can click out and I won't get my feelings hurt, because... well, I don't know you didn't like me. 

Bottom line... the way I see it, I am not alone here and there are lots of wonderful, witty, charming people in this arena that are just like me!  (hmmm a recipe for mayhem!)

Everyone have a great rest of the day and wonderful evening!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

$35.00 Jiffy Lube Gift Card Keeping My Car Alive giveaway offer

Head on over to Thanks Mail Carrier! and enter for your chance to win one of 2 gift cards for $35.00 to be used at Jiffy Lube.

Tell her Cindy sent ya!  (it won't get you any extra entries, but will make me feel good!)

Toy Strap Giveaway

Wheat Free Mom is hosting a Toy Strap Giveaway over HERE!    You know you want it... that's right...  What better way to keep your baby's toys close at hand?  Put an end to that game babies like to play!!

Mosey on over there and enter!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I feel so special

Thank you so much Victoria's Voice for awarding me this beautiful award!  I'm so overwhelmed with all the nice, friendly fellow bloggers I have had the priviledge to get to know! 

Now for the rules for winning this award

  • Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Pass the award along to 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous.
  • Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award.
1)  I am really very shy in person.
2)  I love cake icing... have been known to mix up a batch of buttercream icing just to eat by the spoonfuls. 
3)  I love Big Bang Theory and GLEE... have been waiting anxiously for the new season. 
4)  I am a paid yard vandal Check Out Here! 
5)  I love to plan over the top parties.
6)  I will not grow old gracefully....
7)  not that I do anything gracefully... I'm a bit of a klutz...

I have met so many really cool people lately, it's so hard to pin them down to just 15... but I will try

more to come! offering $25.00 Amazon gift card

You need to head on over to Thanks, mail carrier! for your chance to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card, compliments of ZipGift .  (again, I'm only telling you because I want the extra entries!) 

Good luck!

Coffee anyone? Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewer Giveaway!

I'm only letting you guys in on this because I want an extra entry to win this at Thanks Mail Carrier !  Keurig has graciously allowed her to give one of these away... all you have to do is enter.  Now, if you need my info, so that you can put my name and email in, then simply leave me a comment... I'll get that info right to you... HaHaHa 

But, if you decide you don't want me to win this, then fine, go ahead and enter your own info.  I just hope that if you win it, you invite me over for a cup :)

Good luck!

$25 Amazon Gift Card - giveaway offer

The folks at are giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card!!  Go to Hot Mom Tips to enter!  Lots of chances and this time I'm giving you a whole week!!!  Click on over there and try to beat me!! HA..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

NachoMama Tee's

Great Giveaway: $15 Gift Card or Mystery Tee from NachoMama Tees! Ends 9/19

Sorry for the short notice... computer issues ... don't get me started!  BUT If you hurry you might be able to get some entries in for a awesome t-shirt from NachoMama

Zuvo Water Purator - Verilux Clean Wave UVC Sanitizing Wand giveaway offers

Head on out to One Little Mister for a chance to win a Zuvo Water Purator.  Perfect opportunity to go green and stop using bottles of water that just sit in the landfill.

ALSO.. she is hosting a giveaway for a  Verilux CleanWave UVC Sanitizing Wand ..  Get rid of those pesky germs!! 

Visit her site and enter for your chance to win!  The way I see it, you can't win if you don't enter!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The end of an era...

OK, maybe it's not really as dramatic as it seems... but to us it is bittersweet.  We sold our beloved 1983 CJ Jeep Renegade.  Malia is under the impression it was hers. 

She really loved to ride in it, especially with the top off.  Me.. not so much because it messes up my hair.  Not that I'm prissy or anything, I just don't look good in frizz.  I'm just sayin' 

We put the jeep up for sale recently.  We didn't really want to, but there are bills to be paid and it just was not realisic to keep it.  It's that ol doing the grown up thing.  Being grown is not always what it's cracked up to be.  Sigh ...

We had that feeling that this one was the buyer.  We had been meaning to take some pictures of her and her dad in their respective jeeps.  You know, for old time sakes..   So we did.   Good thing too, because dude came ready to drive her off! they are my wonderful hubby and darling daughter in their respective jeeps
Oh wait... I said respective jeeps... OK you two clowns!

There!  That's better!
Although in reality, she truly did act like it was hers!

We will miss our jeep...  Rest assured she noticed right away that it was missing...  We quickly distracted her.  Not sure how long we will be able to keep it up. 

Oh well, we still have her little Barbie jeep!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


As I have been flip flopping around on blogs that I have been lucky to find, I saw a couple had the same theme... Being thankful..  I thought I'd join in. 

I am so very thankful that I have my health.  I lost my dad when he was 41.  My lovely mom is about to turn 75 next year.  I am grateful that at 53 I am still around and healthy. 

I am thankful that I have a family that loves me. (and I love very much!)  I have great son-in laws and an adorable little grandson.  I am blessed!

I'd like to introduce you to my family!
Here is my hubby and 2 year old

Then we have my oldest (28 year old) Linz .. this was taken at her bridal shower (why yes, that is a condom corsage) 

This is Blair... she got maried a couple two years ago.  She and her husband just recently got back from a mission trip to Haiti                                                             
and last but not least... Baby Russell... my little grandson :)

I am very grateful for my day job and that our home businesses Storks and More and Flamingo Nightmares are doing well enough.  Also thankful that it's the holiday season coming up and my other home biz Santa's Secretary has a following (but always room for more!) 

I am thankful that my friends appreciate my quirky sense of humor.... one that my 2 year old seems to have as well.  Oh my, I am in for it when she gets older! 

On a selfish note... I am thankful that I have stumbled upon Mom Bloggers Club thus many others from that connection.   The way I see it, I am making a whole lot of new friends! 

Yes, I am very blessed and thankful!  How about you?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A blogging we will go...

I've been so busy trying to build a following (and enter the really cool giveaways) that I've neglected to do the very thing I should be doing... writing!  It seems like there just is not enough time in a day.  I tell you what, having an almost 3 year old is exhausting if you  are in your 30's - nevermind in your 50's!  Sheesh.. if I could only get a little of that energy by osmosis!  But, as tired as I can get, there is nothing like hearing her ask me to have a tea party with her.  Or build a castle with her in the floor.  This little girl makes me smile!  I honestly cannot imagine my life without her! 

Ah well, writing and rest can come later.  Right now I have to build a castle in the floor with my little lady! 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pay It Forward...

In this day and time, many are struggling to make ends meet.  It's times like this that we need to get together and help.   That is what this amazing group of Fabulessly Frugal bloggers are doing.  They are banding together to help someone in need.  Someone who has given in their own lack.  While I don't live where the fund raiser is operating, I can donate my tickets back to them so that they can pay it forward to another who otherwise would not be able to go.   Can my FB and Twitter peeps help pay it foward too?  Go here and read the story and if you are lead to do so, please go HERE to buy a ticket or two, or more :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Giveaway at Ascending Butterfly

Ascending Butterfly has a great back to school giveaway!   It's her
Back to School with Play-Doh Sesame Street Shape & Spin Elmo Playset Giveaway!
 Lots of great chance to win!  Stop by and check her out!

Halloween Express review and give away

"Tales from Tammylyne is giving away 75.00 gift card for Halloween Express to help you buy a Halloween Costume .  Check out her review and enter to win!!

Tales from Tammylyne

Friday, September 10, 2010

My 2-1/2 year old Gleek!

My little Sweat Pea is a trip!  She would rather watch Glee than cartoons!  That's the truth!  Fortunately, so would her daddy and I!  We are anxiously awaiting the season premiere!

This child will stand in front of the TV and mimic the moves, try to sing along, and has learned how to rewind the DVR so that she can sing the song again!    We try to catch her on video, but everytime we pull out the camera, she forgets the words and gets all distracted.  Oh to be able to get her on video, unaware!

<--  Here she is, "microphone" in hand, getting down with Mr. Schu (Matthew Morrison)  and Bryan Ryan (Neil Patrick Harris) while they are singing "Dream On"   

oops..  she caught me recording here   -->
Check out that pretend microphone!  I've even caught her using her brush LOL! 

Cracks me up to watch this little Gleek!

Mommy Katie: Magic Cabin Toys Review and Giveaway

Mommy Katie: Magic Cabin Toys Review and Giveaway: I will certainly have my fingers crossed for this one :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Woo Hoo - cool give away -- enter for your chance to win~~

Mommy Katie is offering you the opportunity to win a Luminess Air ~ Air Brush Makeup System and she is giving you a lot of opportunities to win!!

Be sure to visit her blog and read her review of this AWESOME system... I'm in!! I want it BAD!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Garnier - Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector

OK.. I have some wacky hair.  It has curls and waves that look good wet.. but not so good when dry.  I accidentally happened upon the Garnier  Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector .  It says it will keep your hair sleek and shiny for up to 7 washings.  It had my attention!

When I got the product, I did not read the box too well.   Imagine my surprise when I opened it to use it and a plastic glove was included.  I was too curious to not continue.  So I followed the directions.  For lack of better words, it's like a semi-permanent straightener.  It is heat activated, thus the name blow dry perfector!

First, I washed my hair then I combed in the Smooth It Serum.   I was instructed to let it sit for 20 minutes then rinse out.  It does have an oder, but very livable and short  lived

Next, I put in the Heat-Activated Perfect-It Cream.  It had a nice smell to it. 

I then proceeded to blow my hair dry.  I have chin length hair, but a lot of it so it usually takes me a while to dry it effectively.  Therefore, I typically do not dry my hair, but let my flat iron do the straightening later.  Since it is heat activated, I did as directed.  After blowing my hair dry using a nice round brush, my hair came out shiny and straight!  I did use my flat iron to take seal the deal!  However, I have not had to use my flat iron as often during the week to fix the sleeping on the hair mess that I usually have. 

My hair has stayed in place and I am quite pleased with the results.  Please note that I also work out a lot and sweat profusely.  My hair is soaking wet when I finish.  And yet, my hair still straight when it is dry!  I am in serious like with this product. 

Garnier recommends waiting 2 weeks before applying color.  It was perfect timing. I went to get my roots touched up 2 weeks later and my stylist even commented on how much easier my hair was to style. 

All in all, I see this as a great product to have!!  I will be stopping at my handy dandy Wal-Mart to pick up my next box very soon!