I don't enter many fabric giveaways these days because I have limited space and time to sew, but this one is so cute I couldn't pass it up! Head over to My Sewing Room and enter to win your very own charm pack of the adorable variety!
Giveaway Lady is having a great giveaway sponsored by FamJama, a service that allows families and groups to coordinate their calendars, shopping lists, and much more! I just found out about it and am thinking about trying it out--it actually sounds really cool! Anyway, check out the giveaway at the link below!
I’m helping iVillage spread the word and I want YOU to join in too!The holidays tend to bring out theme me me syndromein our kids… Have you taken the chance to sit down and have ‘the Talk’ with your kids? Not THAT talk! Thefinancial talk! Help your kids understand what’s most important this year, take a minute and#HaveTheTalk! Check out iVillage's 'the Talk' Facebook app for more great ideas!
Christmas can really bring out your kids' inner Grinch--I know I wanted to steal all the presents in the world for myself at a certain age--and the post-Christmas letdown they experience can be quite severe. Christmas is over, but this may be the perfect time to discuss financial matters with your kids.
Draw your kids attention to all the toys and other gifts they've received over the years that didn't make them happy (and might not have even been as cool as they looked in the store or on TV). Highlight the methods advertisers use to make children's products seem more appealing, fun or necessary than they actually are. (To avoid adding to next year's Christmas wishlist, you could use cheesy old vintage advertisements for obsolete toys as examples--sometimes, you have to love YouTube.) Then explain how this applies to adults as well as children--that age-eradicating moisturizer or ridiculous "As Seen On TV" tomato chopper isn't going to bring meaning or fulfillment to anyone's life, but you wouldn't know that to watch the ads for them. The more kids understand about marketing and consumer capitalism (in age-appropriate terms, of course), the more likely you are to be able to get through to them when discussing financial matters. Ads work by convincing us that we need things that we don't and even when we can't afford them, and ads for children's products are some of the worst because kids aren't the ones worrying about the "afford" part. Explain to your kids what else could be accomplished with the same $19.99 their current coveted object costs. Personally, I think an allowance is a great tool to teach even small children that money isn't an unlimited commodity--if they have to spend their own money on something, they'll learn to be more careful in the future. That Christmas money from Grandma could be a great place to start as well.
I just recently found a site called s.b.creatively that has lots of clever ideas for children's crafts. If you have little ones, you should be sure to check it out! Some recent holiday craft ideas include a tissue paper wreath and some adorable turkey shaped cookies!
Room Remix is having the biggest CSN giveaway I think I've seen--you could win $220! You could finally get that Le Creuset item that everyone says they'd get but that $35 doesn't even make a dent in the price of!
The Freebie Junkie is having a giveaway sponsored by Energizer in support of their new Qi wireless charging device! And they laughed at me when I said there should be wireless electricity! Joke's on you now, suckers!!! Anyway, you may as well enter. Click the link below.
You wouldn't know it from all the giveaways I post on this blog, but I really do like Quiltz. (Hoez, not so much, but the title had such a nice cadence... Maybe my Chewbacca mask was on too tight when I picked it.) That is to say, I like sewing and quilting, probably because I like fabric so much. I hate to cut into it, but I always want more! I just found out that Above All Fabric has a wishlist feature on their online store. What better way to broadcast your crafty needs this holiday season? Me, I'm asking for some Amy Butler and Joel Dewberry fabric, and maybe some Moda charm packs or jelly rolls. They even sell designer scrap bags (12 oz for $6! That's like two yards)! What about you? What's on your wishlist?
This year, Rayovac wants to know how you're rocking the holidays! In order to obtain this top-secret information, they're offering you an incentive. All you have to do is: 1. “Like” Rayovac on Facebook; and
2. Log on to Rayovac.com, complete the entry form and tell Rayovac how you rock the holidays.
Three Grand Prize winners will win $1,000 cash from Rayovac, and 20 First Place Prize winners will receive a Rayovac Jam kit including a Paper Jamz guitar, drum, amp and guitar strap as well as 2 packs of Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs (prize package valued at $90).
To celebrate her 400th post Jess at All American Jess is giving away dinner and a movie! Sometimes I enter giveaways because I like the feeling of winning, but this is one where I know I would really, really enjoy the prize! You should all enter too!
Dani's Daily Drop is having a ridiculously awesome giveaway. Go check it out, but if you enter, you'd better say I sent you, because I can see that stuff through my Blogger statistics, so I'll probably know if you don't and I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!! Seriously, though, it'd be nice if you said I sent you, because that way, I'd get an extra entry.
Another great CSN giveaway coming your way from Mrs. No-No Knows--how do I find them, folks, and why do I keep sharing them all with you? Anyway, go over there and read her blog and maybe enter if you feel like it!