Wednesday, December 22, 2010 hosting Kndle giveaway is hosting a great giveaway this month with 3 prizes. #1 Amazon Kindle WiFi, #2 a $50 Amazon gift card, and #3 a copy of Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings. How great is that? All you need to do is visit the website There are multiple ways to enter. You can blog about the contest or share it on the a fantasy forum. I'm keeping my fingers crossed as I desperately want an e-reader but cannot afford it.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Giveaway Frustration

Most people who know me both on the internet and personally know I love giveaways. I'm addicted to them. I can't pass up entering them. I have to enter a few a day. Well, recently I won a really nice prize from another blog(not mentioning any names). I was excited as it was one of the bigger wins I've ever won. But turns out that I had to give up the prize. Why? Because I don't have access to a scanner nor a fax machine. This wouldn't have stung so much had the owner of the blog bothered to put in the giveaway that one would need access to such a thing. All so I could give my signature of consent. I have never ever entered a giveaway before that requires a signature. But you can damn well bet that if I expect you to give me your signature then you will know in the details of the giveaway. Not once does it mention that I would need to fax or scan anything. This just aggravates me to no end. This person has run at least one other giveaway that I know of in the past so they are not a newbie to giveaways. Yet this person doesn't bother to put all of the details pertaining to the contest in the rules. If you expect me to fill out survey forms and give your blog consent or not give your blog consent to use my name or pictures or anything like that then you better damn well mention it in the fine print. This wouldn't be so bad but I work retail at nights. Hmmm...take a look at today's date...retail the week of xmas...what time do you think I get out of work at night. I don't have time to run to Fedex. I don't drive nor have access to car during the day and stay home with my 3 year old. Am I supposed to bundle up my kid for the cold and take a 1 hour trek to the closest place that I can fax from then the 1 hour trek back. Nope, sorry. Oh I could send a fax from work but that would be the first and last one as I would lose my job for it. So in the end I politely told them to pick a new winner. But you can bet I'm not following that blog any more and will never post one of their giveaways up here ever again.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Potterthon January 2011

I'm joining Potterthon. It will start January. I've read all of the Harry Potter books more times than I really should admit to. But I'm always up for an excuse to reread them again. Visit PureImiginationblog to sign up to join the fun My goal is to reread two of the books. I haven't decided which two yet though.

Blu-Ray DVD Player and Year of Redbox Movies Ends in a few hours

There are just a couple of hours left before this ends. The notsoblog is hosting a giveaway of a blueray dvd player with a years worth of redbox movie rentals. Hop on this fast. I can't tell you how badly I would love to win this.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chonicles of Narnia Giveaway hosted by Reading Tween

Reading Tween is hosting a book giveaway of Chronicles of Narnia. The giveaway ends 12/26. I've always loved the land of Narnia from my first introduction to it from the old cartoon version of Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. When I was old enough to finally read the books themselves I fell in love all over again. To enter hop on over to

Being Alison is Hosting a Leather Nancy Drew Wallet Giveaway

OK so I totally want this. I'm a huge Nancy Drew fan. I remember being in the 4th grade and avidly reading a nancy drew book while I was supposed to be doing math. Ah many a time I got in trouble for that. This giveaway ends 12/20. To enter visit

$35 CSN giftcard giveaway hosted by beingalison

BeingAlison is currently hosting a $35 giftcard to CSN. IF you have never seen CSN check it out at They have over 200 stores and are constantly adding to them. They have everything from boardgames and trikes to bakeware and sinks. Yes they have sinks! So stop by to enter

KyMaro Prize Pack Giveaway Hosted by Table4Five

Table4Five is hosting a wonderful prize pack giveaway of kymaro products. I'm all about getting the facial threader. Hop on over there and take a look It ends 12/20 I've entered it. How about you?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

$25 Giftcode to Sweetbabyjanes Etsy Shop

Heavenly Savings is hosting a giveaway of a $25 giftcode to Sweetbabyjanes etsy shop. Check it out there are so many cute things including blankets and wall hangings. To enter visit And check out Sweetbabyjanes etsy shop at Giveaway ends Dec. 12.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Winner Winner Panera Dinner!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mama's Holiday Wish List

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama (link to: and GameStop (link to: are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family? We've been hit by very hard financial times over the past few years but this year is the worst. We have even consulted a lawyer about bankruptcy as we've had no other choice. My wish is really simple I just wish that I can pull together the perfect Christmas for the kids without them ever knowing that this year out of all the years we can't even afford to buy them the smallest of gifts (I've been trying to win in giveaways most of their presents)

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition? We have my stepdaughter ever other year for Christmas morning. So on the years we have her we get up early and sit down with cups of coffee/hot chocolate and go through our stockings before opening presents under the tree. On years where we don't have her we wait till we get her later in the day to go through the stockings and presents.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? A house. Nothing fancy but a 3 bedroom house in a safe neighborhood with a good school district. I'm sick of renting an apartment in a neighborhood that just keeps getting scarier and scarier

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? One of our favorite traditions is to turn out all the lights in house and put on Christmas music and just sit and watch the lights on the Christmas tree. We do it every single year and it is just so relaxing.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up? My family was never big into playing games. But now with my own family we play boardgames almost every single week and video games a couple of nights a week.

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? Applesauce at the Christmas dinner. It sounds weird but it was something my grandfather always insisted on and was the first food he would look for at the Christmas/Thanksgiving table. Every year I have to have my apple sauce at the table just like my grandfather.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip? For a short trip would love to go to Disney World. For a longer overseas trip I would love to visit Ireland or England for Christmas.

8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year? Lego Harry Potter for XBox360, Fifa Soccer 2011, and Fable III for xbox

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jumbies giveaway hosted by

Jumbies are so cute! They are a mishmosh of animals. Check them out. If you would like to win two of them hope over to firefly's blog and enter the giveaway. Hurry quick though because it ends tomorrow

Cake Mom is hosting a Star Wars Lego Alarm Clock GIveaway

Can I tell you just how badly I want to win this. I want it BAD! This is a giveaway for a Star Wars Lego Alarm Clock! Perfect for the star wars fan in your house. The star wars fan in my house is my stepdaughter. This clock will be mine LOL

Kix giveaway Hostedby family fish bowl

FamilyFishBowl is hostinga wonderful kix prize pack giveaway. This prize pack is filled with items that is perfect for the mommy with toddlers. Hurry quick though because the giveaway ends tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Duralex giveaway hosted by cartoonlovinmomma

One of my favorite blogs cartoonlovinmomma is hosting a great giveaway for duralex glassware kids set. Great for those of us with toddlers or anyone who needs non-breakable dishes.

Monday, November 8, 2010

What's better than Chocolate? Nothing!

Enter to win a christmas good bag of chocolate at my good friend Confessions of an overworked-mom. Keep an eye on her blog as she always has many wonderful giveaways! Good luck and happy munching!

Enter to win Time Buddy from Baby Brandon's Adventures

Need a little more structure and help with time in your childs life? Check out the Time Buddy. Baby Brandon's Adventures is giving one away to one luck reader. Stop by her blog and check it out!

Little Ones Book Giveaway at Baby Brandon's Adventures

Baby Brandon's Adventures is hosting a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to Little One's Books. This giveaway will end 11/9 at midnight. This would make a great christmas gift. I entered the giveaway. Why don't you?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Etsy Finds for Sat 11/6- Peter Pan

Peter Pan was created by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie. Peter Pan first appeared in a section of The Little White Bird, a 1902 novel written for adults. As most of us know Peter Pan is the story of a boy with the magical ability to fly and how never grows up and lives in Neverland with his gang the Lost Boys.There have been many books, plays, and movies produced based on the story of Peter Pan. The most well known is the Disney version which was originally released in theaters in 1953. However these days the character of Tinkerbell has taken over in popularity. There have been several films made just about Tinkerbell. For these etsy finds I decided to avoid overly Disneyfied versions of Peter and Tink. I personally was always a Wendy fan by the way.

From falldowntree's shop Peter Pan 8x10 Print


from loverlea's shop Second Star to the Right Earrings


From kelleystreetvintage's shop Vintage Peter Pan Peanut Butter Tin


From DaintyJanes' shop Moss-Green Suede Peter Pan Hat


From octopurse's shop Peter Pan Keychain Fob


From faeryspellcreations' shop Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Dolls


From sillyfrillykids' shop Peter Pan Ribbon Sculpture Clippie


From WonderlandContraband's shop Peter Pan and Wendy Sculptures


From tatterdamelion shop Don't Lose your marbles Leather and Marble Necklace


From sojourncuriosities shop Neverland Pendant


From JordanRou's shop Directions to Neverland Book


From GallopingRock's shop Tinkerbell Inspired Baby Booties


Friday, November 5, 2010

My Etsy Finds for 11/5- Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables is one of the most beloved books by any little girl has who read it. The first book was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1908. In total there were 9 books in the series. The books follow the life of orphan Anne Shirley. She has been bounced around from one house to another in her young life before she finally ends up with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. She is a precocious child who always seems to say and do the wrong thing but she manages to worm her way into every one she meets hearts (including the reader). There have been a number of movies and TV series based on the books but the most memorable was the miniseries made in the mid 80s starring Megan Follows as Anne.

From OrangeTwist's shop I Heart Gilbert Blythe Handprinted Card


From ellabelleboutique's shop Gilberts Lilies of the Valley Inspired Earrings


From digraziarosa's shop Anne Nutcracker Doll


from elloh's shop Ode to Green Gables


From DearLillie's shop Anne of Green Gables Quote and Silhouette on a Thermal Long Sleeve Shirt


From Firehorseglass' shop Anne with the Snow Queen Stained Glass


From FunckLoveDesigns' shop Anne Shirley look alike earrings


From Freshnfunkycards' shop Handmade Greeting Card - Anne of Green Gables


From dutchcourage's shop Scrabble Tile Pendant- Bosom Friends


From aboundingtreasures' shop Recycled Anne Hearts Artwork


From mamakopp's shop Poplar Wooden Anne


From mintparcel's shop Diana Barry


Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Etsy Finds for November 4th- The Neverending Story Inspired items

         One of my all time favorite children's book is The Neverending Story. I always identified with Bastian. I was the geeky girl who was bullied and wanted nothing more than to be left alone with my books. I was a daydreamer with my head always in the clouds. I always felt like I was living out the stories I read. The Neverending Story was first written in German by Michael Ende. It was first published in 1979 and the English translation was published in 1983. It was made into a very successful movie in the 80's (which is where most people know the story from). There were two more movies the second one loosely based on the second part of the book. The third movie used characters from the book but was not based on anything in the actual book itself.

From fibrous' Etsy Shop This Adorable Felted Falcor


From MarsStarsinc's shop Empress headpiece


From creationsbym's shop Bottle Cap Pendant


From BindMe's shop Brown Leather Journal with Auryn on Cover


From christen1285's shop Crochet Auryn Pillow Pattern


From psychedelicpanther's shop Mini Luck Dragon


From TickingTimeMachine's shop Auryn Pocket Watch


From DearOhDeer's shop Atreyu Feather Earrings


From aurora21112's shop Racing Snail Pin


from sadiesbeads' shop Ivory Tower Inspired Earrings


My First Giveaway! How does a $5 Panera Gift card sound? Closed

            I love Panera. With a wide selection of breads, sweets, sandwiches, drinks, soups and salads there is no ending to the options of what to eat there. I have one right by my work and frequent it often during my lunches. Panera is great for getting an ice cold drink on a hot summer day or a nice hot coffee or hot chocolate on a cold wintery day. For my very first giveaway I'm giving away a $5 giftcard to Panera. I know it is not a lot but this is still a small blog. Besides $5 is enough to get a nice hot drink to warm you up. Especially now with Holiday shopping upon us we all need some sort of pick me up in between racing from one store to another.

      This Giveaway will end at midnight on 12/6. The winner will be randomly chosen and email sent. You will have 48 hours to respond or I will pick a new winner. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you whether it is via email/facebook/twitter/blog. If there is no contact info I will draw another name. For each entry you need to leave a separate comment. I will verify each entry. US residents only, sorry.

                                                 Mandatory Entry
              Just comment below that you want to win. It's that easy!

                                               Bonus Entries
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               +2 entries Follow me on Twitter @mwantstoread
               +1 entry Tweet about this giveaway (3 times daily must be
                  2 hours apart) Make sure to include @mwantstoread
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               +1 entry suggest a theme for my daily etsy find post
               +1 leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post (unlimited- you can comment more than once a post but it cant just be "I'm entering your giveaway")
              +3 enter this giveaway in a giveaway linkup (leave the address where I can find it)
              +1 Tell me where you found out about this giveaway


This giveaway is completely out of my pocket. I was not given anything nor contacted by Panera for this giveaway.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Etsy Finds for November 3rd-Dr. Seuss

One of the most well known and accessible children's authors is Dr. Seuss. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born March 2, 1904. He wrote some of the world's most recognizable children's books. Among them are Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hears a Who, Yertle the Turtle, Fox in Socks, Oh the Places You'll Go, Green Eggs and Ham, and many many more. Dr. Suess died September 24, 1991 but his works live on in the hearts and minds of millions of adults and children. There have been multiple tv shows and movies inspired by his books and his books have been translated into over 15 different languages.

From sherryscotties' etsy shop Green Eggs Party Favor Soaps


From UrbanBeBe's etsy shop Matching Shell Game


From marlaot's etsy shop 5 piece Charm Set


From ACharmedObsession's shop Horton Glass Pendant


From elizabeth71080's shop Grinch Spiky Bottlecap Bow


From CREATEHAPPINESS' shop Dr. Seuss Book Charm Bracelet


From AceTroy's shop Lorax in Green Record Art


From ErosDIY's shop Cat in the Hat Hoodie


From twigsandtweets' shop Yertle the Turtle Ribbon Blanket


From EnlightenedThinking's shop Lorax Inspired Lamp


From WeeWoolieKnitz shop Daisy Head Maisy Hat


From Cjohannesen's shop One Fish Two Fish Leather Cuff


From rainwaterstudios' shop Cindy Lou Inspired Earrings