A Free Pink Dyson? A Hoax?

This pink Dyson that I keep seeing on other mama’s websites looks very appealing. I have a Dyson, the purple one called ‘The Animal’. It is VERY NICE! The best vacuum I have ever owned.

We had a Kirby once. Enough said.

Anyway, I keep seeing these pink Dyson buttons everywhere, for quite a while now too. I thought it would be fun to try to win one but the rules for the giveaway didn’t seem right to me. Post the button on my blog or email 10 people about it? How on earth would Dyson keep up with who has entered and if they really emailed 10 people? Being the super sceptical person I am, A few weeks ago I decided to get a hold of the Dyson company to get more information about it.

They said they weren’t giving away a pink Dyson and apologized for any inconvenience this has caused me. It is all a hoax.
So, if Dyson isn’t giving away any pink Dysons then who is? And why do I continue to still see these pink Dyson buttons everywhere.

I would LOVE to have a pink Dyson but I guess I should be happy with the one I have. It isn’t everyday that a woman gets a vacuum cleaner that she loves to use. I have had my Dyson for 3 years and I still love to vacuum with it.
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Telemarketers – mildly irritating

I just found this AWESOME website!

I get a lot of telemarketer calls. Day in and day out. I think when we finish paying off our credit cards and move in the spring they might stop. I can only hope.

Anyway, there are a few numbers that call all the time. Most of the time when I answer the phone there is nobody there, or they ask for my name, I tell them it is me, and they hang up. If I let the machine get it they never leave a message.
This was getting mildly irritating so I decided to type the number into my browser to see if I could find out who these different numbers belong to.

That is when the coolest website came up. Who Calls Me is a website where you can type in a telemarketer number that calls and information about the call.
From the Who Calls Me site

Recent Phone Call Reports
This is a user supplied database of phone numbers of telemarketers, non-profit organizations, charities, political surveyors, SCAM artists, and other companies that don’t leave messages, disconnect once you answer, ignore the Do-Not-Call List regulations, and simply interrupt your day.
If you received a strange call, most likely you are not the only one. Search for this phone number to see the reports of others. If there are no reports yet, leave your comment to start a conversation.

It is such a relief to be able to type in a number and know who called (in case I might have missed something important). Almost every number I have typed in has brought up much information about the caller from others who get the same calls. A few nights ago somebody (claiming to be Bank Of America) tried to sell me life insurance after 8pm. Now that I know I can type in the numbers and get info on the caller I can comfortably ignore those calls when they come in.

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Our youth in the positive!

A Stafford County Virginia high school girl was denied permission to start a pro-life club.
She wasn’t taking no for an answer.
This beautiful young lady felt a leading from God to start this pro-life club and ‘no’ wasn’t going to cut it. She didn’t hesitate to take the matter to Junior Court.
With all the unfortunate problems with today’s youth, disrespect of authority and disregard for human life, I was completely elated this morning to hear of this young girls push for what she knew was right.

She won! Read the story here

Stephanie Hoffmeier, 16, says when she received the letter from school officials denying her proposal for a pro-life group she wasn’t worried.

“I just prayed and asked for God’s will to be done,” she said.


On Sept. 12 Hoffmeier filed a law suit claiming her constitutional right to free speech had been violated when her group proposal was rejected.
The original reason for rejection was because her club had nothing to do with school curriculum however, Hoffmeier was unsatisfied being singled out when other groups are permitted on campus.

The filed law suit was all that was needed. The school reversed their decision and Stephanie Hoffmeier’s parents couldn’t be more happy with their daughter determination.

Stephanie’s group will not only focus on pro-life issues but abstinence as well. They have participated in a pro-life day event where more than 30 students showed up. Their first meeting a few weeks ago had more than 20 show up. Stephanie says there are many, many more students yet to join.

In a day where the news is littered with negative stories of derailed youth, school shootings, children participating in inappropriate acts, and parental neglect we can still smile knowing that God is still working in the lives of our young. What a blessing this story is!

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*All ads must be paid for in advance for a specified amount of time. No refunds will be given unless we have to remove your ad permanently due to an error on our part or the part of our server or host. That refund will be based on the amount of time left in your advertising contract.

*Any ‘Link Post Ads’ where I write about your products or website in a blog post will be paid for immediately upon approval by the advertisee. These Link Post Ads are typically permanent though we do reserve the right to remove them at any time we feel the linked to web page becomes non-family friendly without refund to the advertisee.

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Getting Our Redneck On

My husband has this truck. It is a ’55 Chevy Pick-up and he really likes this thing. He bought it just before we were married and has only driven it twice.
It has a terrific engine but not much in the way of a gas tank and the rear end needs something. I don’t know what.

Anyway, Sunday we went to his sister’s house where it is stored to take pictures of it because he is thinking of selling it.

Ha.
Now I have a carburetor on my dining room table.

It has been sitting there since Sunday. Now it is Tuesday. We usually eat dinner at the table. Although a carburetor does make a very unique centerpiece I just can’t see having dinner around it. It smells funny.

We will have a bloggy carburetor play by play until it is off my dining room table.

I feel like one of those “you might be a redneck if” jokes.
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Sam is 5 1/2 months old now and getting more adorable every day. He is starting to sleep better, too, but getting up with him never really bothered me. He is only little for such a short time and I kinda like the quiet nighttime feedings – although it is nice when I wake up in the morning refreshed from a full night sleep. ~:O)

He is just TOO CUTE! This little guy does this all the time. He sticks his little arms out as if he is going to fly away and then he smiles and smiles. Look at that chubby little barrel chest! His arms are WAY off the ground!

If you stop looking at him he will quit doing it, as you can see from the second picture that I took when he thought I wasn’t looking.
He isn’t crawling yet but he has high aspirations. Sometimes I turn my head and when I turn back he is halfway across the room. I have yet to know how he is mobilizing himself. Maybe he really is flying.
He has started putting things into his mouth, including the video camera’s recharger cord. Not a good thing. And he likes to get his fingers entwined into my hair. Good thing I have a hard head and it doesn’t bother me too much.
He likes his walker, however, Ben and Matthew like it more. They use it as a car in the dining room. Go figure.
Ben has taken to hitting Sam in the mouth and saying “make your little noise”. He isn’t hurting him, he just wants Sam to make some noise while he does it so he can hear the vibrating sound. I will have to get video of this.
Oh, and Sam spit up all over Captain Ryder tonight at an Aviation Club Barbecue! Kinda embarrassing, very funny, great memory! He also blew out of his diaper but thankfully I had put him in overalls so it was held in pretty good while I made for the bathroom. That could have been a TERRIBLE disaster on Mrs. Ryder’s white couch – EEEKKK!
Great Times!!!
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My Quiverfull

This post is a bit of a ramble but it is something that has really been on my mind as of late.

Sitting here with my 6 children sitting around me, or on me, should really make me feel crowded and smothered. It surprises me that even in the roughest of moments I still long for a big family. I know, 6 is a lot but to me I still feel as though we have a little family.

Sam is the youngest and at 5 months I am starting to have that feeling – I am ready for another. For the first time however, I am a little nervous. I wonder how many more children God will give us. I am not ready to be finished having babies but what if there are no more for us? I so badly want a big family.
I know my concerns are unfounded – I am only 32 and I am quite the fertile woman. I think it is just that this time in my life is so precious and I know it won’t last forever. I love where I am right now. I LOVE my growing family!

It truly pulls at my heart to hear of these families who long for 6 or more children but are having trouble conceiving even one or two, for whatever reason. In all honesty, I never longed for a big family – not until we had 5 children and it dawned on me how much I liked having all these pudgy cheeks around. So we were already on the bigger side by the time I wanted it. It is impossible for me to fathom wanting lots of kids and not having any. Oh how the longing would hurt!
So, on that thought I can sit content with my blessings. I may never understand God’s motives, why He saw fit to give Ryan and me what we never knew we wanted, but I am more than happy to bask in His blessings, understanding that He knows what is best for us.

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Giveaways

Our weekly giveaways are fun!
Here are our giveaway rules.
US residence are welcome to enter per the rules below. Pay special attention to the closing dates!
You can enter twice by following the directions here (unless otherwise stated in post):

  • Entry #1: If you run across this blog and you want to win this item just leave a comment.
  • Entry #2: Link to this entry from your blog where you wrote about this giveaway and then leave a second comment with the link where you passed on this giveaway info. This entry should be SEPARATE from your first entry.

The winners will be chosen by a random number generator.

See if you are a winner by going here!

***It is sad that I have to say this and be so bold about it but please do not enter my giveaways if you aren’t interested in what I have to giveaway. I’ve gotten emails from people who don’t want what I am giving away so they are asking me to substitute something they want.
Here is the official notice on that one:
I will not substitute or work with you. What is listed for giveaway is what you will receive, should you win. So, I kindly ask the following:

  • If you would like the product being given away, can use it, or give it away to somebody else, or if you have any other use for it, feel free to enter – I am glad to add you to the contest!
  • If you cannot use the product being given away, whether it be because of size, color, gender specific, or anything else, please just pass the giveaway up. Don’t expect me to go out of my way, spend more money, or substitute anything for you. I won’t do it. This is a giveaway, a gift. If you don’t like it then you are free to decline it but don’t get snarky with me because it isn’t something you want. That is just dumb.

I am also going to start deleting snippy entry comments, as well, so mind your manners if you want to participate.

There is no obligation and no need to give any info out unless you win (in this case I will privately request your address for shipping). This is simply a fun way for me to gain readership. Plus, giving away stuff is enjoyable to me. The items you will receive, should you win, are either items left over from our old online store or promotional gifts from other companies we are not affiliated with.

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I will continue to have weekly giveaways as long as I have product needing to exit my house so check back often! Subscribe to our RSS Feed to be sure you don’t miss a thing!

Other important tidbits… I try to post winners each Monday (barring holidays or unforseen circumstances). I will also do my very best to contact you. If I cannot get a hold of the winner I will hold onto the prize for a few days. Then I will choose a new winner. Please don’t forget to check back to see if you are the chosen prize recipient!

Prizes are always shipped after receiving the winners shipping information. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to recieve your package.
If your package gets lost in the mail I am sorry. There is nothing I can do about such an unfortunate event. Please understand that I have no control over Postal Service shipping habits.

Do you have a product you would love to see as part of my giveaway program? Please let me know! I will be happy to work with under the following circumstances:

  • All giveaway products must be family friendly. I am a Christian and am more than happy to giveaway faith related products.
  • You must be willing to let ME post the giveaway according to my rules although you will need to write out a product description. A link to your page will be posted in the giveaway blurb, as well and I am happy to work with you to create a giveaway to your liking.
  • I reserve the right to deny any product giveaway for any reason.

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comments & posts

This post is to clarify my comment policy so nobody is confused.
I moderate all comments before publishing them. What do I moderate them for?

  • spam
  • language
  • relevency (I am quite leanient on this one, however)
  • subject cleanliness

Although I love getting comments and I do read all of them I cannot always respond right away. Please be patient if you have a question. I will do my best to get to you as soon as possible. If you have a question you would like me to see to quickly you can always bypass the blog by e-mailing me.
If for some reason I must unapprove your comment I may not be able to let you know. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time you are welcome to contact me to find out why.
On the same note, please be patient when leaving comments. Because I moderate all of them I might not get them added right away. I moderate comments throughout the day but there are times when I am not home, or am away from the computer for a time.

If you comment as anonymous I may choose to delete your comment. If you are argumentative, leave a comment, then tell me you are no longer going to visit my blog that is fine. But, since I hate a one sided argument I will delete your comment.

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