Wednesday, October 19, 2011

great giveaways on my other site

There are two awesome giveaways on Rantings of a Mom

The first is a giveaway from MixBook for 30 Christmas cards.

The second will have 2 winners.  It is sponsered by Eli Treasure.  One person will win a Rockit.  This is such a cool item  Wish I could win it. 

The second prize is a Wildtree Garlic duo.  It has a bottle of garlic grapeseed oil and a bottle of Natural grapeseed oil.  I was very surprised the health benefits of Grapeseed oil.  Even over olive oil  I use Garlic grapeseed oil as my main oil of choice.  Benefits of grapeseed oil. Click the link to see the benefits.  It made me a believer.  I also like the fact it does not have the olive taste that permeates everything I cook. Grapeseed oil works better as an infuser oil because of it is not strong as olive oil.

Go check out the give aways.  I know there will be another give away starting October 25.  Subscribe to Rantings of a Mom   so you don't miss all the goodies.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Come join me

It is up and running. I finally have my own site. It is still a work in progress but I bought the domain and have my own site. It gives me a lot more freedom and more opportunites for give aways. in fact Mixbook has a give away running on my page now. the new site is  You can sign up for daily emails of all of my daily posts so you won't miss any give aways or Drewisms. the week before Halloween I will be particpating in a cash give away with several other bloggers so you won't want to miss that.

Monday, October 10, 2011


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Thursday, October 06, 2011

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011


no not the house.  I finally own my domain name and will be moving from Blogspot over the next couple weeks. It is very exciting.  It will allow me to do more things.  I have several give aways coming up for Mixbook, and a couple other surprises.  I have been approved as an affiliate for Amazon as well as Groupon (still finalizing that one).  Feel free to click thru my links to get to Amazon.

Things might be a little choppy over the next week as Scott and I get them moved but it will be worth it once it is all done.  Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

halloween tote bags.

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Mixbook Chrismas cards

My friend Fran always gives me a hard time. I love Christmas. It is my fave holiday of them all. I think I got that from my mom. I am always on the hunt for presents. My closet overflows with stuff waiting to find the prefect wrapping paper. The only part I really don't like is Cristmas cards. What a pain.

This year is extra special. We get to announce that Phil is engaged and we are adding a wonderful young lady to our family. I couldn't wait to find the perfect Christmas card. Mixbook made it so easy to put together a card I can't wait to send. I took pictures from our Disney trip from last Christmas up loaded them and VIOLA! I did spend some time moving pictures around and getting them just the way I liked them. Mixbook made that easy.
I am not revealing mine at this point.  Don't want to ruin the surprise.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

back from an amazing weekend

It is not often you have a weekend that will be etched in your memory forever. I can say this past weekend is one for the record books.

We went on our annual camping trip with 3 sets of friends. Up to Bodega Bay for family, friends and fellowship.

I had forgotten about the sand - apparently Bodega Dunes has that name for a reason. We brought back a couple of the dunes without even trying.

We all went to bed Friday night only to be awoken to what we thought was the Sharks and the Jets of the critter world getting ready to break out switch blades around the tents. Scott went out and the next think I know my husband is trying to reason with a bunch of raccoons. He is actually talking to them. "Hey guys, knock it off", "get of the trash can" "hey hey heeeeeyyyy" were amoung the comments we were treated to. Apparently there were about 12 raccoon pilfering thru the garbage cans - and they were not coon proof like at other campgrounds. It was quite the comedy hour.

I heard Scott get up about 6 and go out of the tent. Then I hear oh no - I figured the coons had torn thru the trash. Then I hear "this could get bad" Come to find out our raccoon friends sent their protector Mr. Skunk to warn scott not to interfere with the eating habits of the coons.

The day went well. We know where NOT to get coffee in Bodega. We did our annual pilgramage to the best Clam Chowder in the northern hemisphere.
Then we were off to the beach where the kids found a dead jelly fish which provided hours of amusement.  Pictures to follow when AE sends them to me.  Not to sure I want to see the one of Drew pretending to lick the jelly fish.

Back to camp for a nap(hang on our critters will make another appearance) We sent the men back in to Bodega for Pizza.  Did I mention the pizza place was in the hardware store?  Yes you read that right - the only pizza place in Bodega is in the back of the hardware store.  It is actually the EVERYTHING store
But the pizza is amazing.  Who knew?

Spent the evening around the campfire.  Drew wanted family time so we went to bed early and missed the appearance of Mr. Skunk.  Apparently before my husband went to bed they sealed the trash can by putting a 2 by 4 thru the lids and then hung a kids bike from each end of the 2x4.  You can imagine how our coon friends reacted.  They went and told their skunk buddy "to get the bald guys family"  Unfortunately for our friends there were 2 bald guys and the skunk got confused and got our friends instead of us.  I am very grateful the confused skunk got the wrong family.  and for the record we now know that Dawn liquid, baking soda, and peroxide work better than tomato juice at removing skunk smell from families as well as their dogs.

the weekend was one for the record books.  ANd we can't wait to do it again next year - without the critters but we will be packing the antidote just in case.