Celebrating Fall with a 32GB iPad Mini {Giveaway}


Technology and super cool gadgets consume our world today. We can use this technology to access a tons of knowledge and entertainment with a simple swipe of our finger.  LOVE this! Don't y'all??!!! Apple's iPad is such a versatile device that can be used for endless things; cooking in the kitchen with today's cool recipe apps, college kids, … [Read more...]

HP Chromebook Giveaway!


Once again, I've partnered up with another blogger to bring you a fantastic HP Chromebook giveaway!  WOOHOO!  Just enter below y'all!  A big thanks to Colleen for allowing me to be part of this! I got to see this Chromebook in action when I was in Bentonville and it's really cool and not quite your average laptop. I was impressed with … [Read more...]

Pick Ur Gift, So I Don’t Have To AND Win BIG Cash to Start Your New Year Off with a Bang!


Ahhh, gift giving, so wonderful yet so stressful, at least for me anyways.  There are many tools to help you ease the shopping process and I'm about to tell you about one of them, pick UR gift.   You create gift lists, send it to the recipient, and let them pick their own gift! I can see wives across America sending their gift list to their … [Read more...]

Le Creuset Pan with Extras! {Giveaway} #KtchnConvo


I recently had  some kitchen conversations (via web chat) about food trends with Land O'Lakes and some lovely fellow food bloggers.  It was a diverse group of foodies and so interesting to see their food trend picks for 2013.   I have never been trendy in any sense but it always fascinates me to see all the trends of today, especially in … [Read more...]

Holiday Travel Promotion with Alamo and $100 Amex Prize Package {Giveaway}

Alamo 20_Specialty

Rental cars are very popular during holiday travel. I know for us, it would be ideal since our tires are not so good and family is 6+hrs away.  Choosing a rental is also ideal if you need something larger or something better on gas.  Alamo is providing you guys with a special promotion to use this holiday season, as well as, giving a prize package … [Read more...]

Take the Double Check The Commercial Challenge {Giveaway} #discountdoublecheck


Okay y'all, who has seen the State Farm Double Check the Commercial Challenge Ad??  You know, the one where you have to spot and count each cheesehead seen throughout the commercial?  I know, here, we've all counted and each come up with different answers, even though I'm pretty sure I am right.  hehe Photo credit: State Farm I'll get to my … [Read more...]

Inspirational Gift Ideas from Red House Ranch {Giveaway}


I'm so stinkin' excited to be able to offer you guys a giveaway to one of my favorite places that has provided me with much inspiration!  Red House Ranch is responsible for one of my most favorite pieces of jewelry; my PUSH necklace.  One simple word that means so much to me; Pray Until Something Happens.  And this is just one piece of jewelry that … [Read more...]

Dave Ramsey {Giveaway}

Dave Ramsey

This is the start of quite a few giveaways so if it's not your thang, just scroll on by!  If it is, this is a great one!  We've applied many of his teachings and working our way through debt! If you haven't already heard, my giveaways have been refreshed, meaning, there will only be one comment entry to enter each giveaway.  No more, no less, … [Read more...]

Truett Loves his Kidz Gear Headphones {Giveaway}

truett with kidsz gear

When I say that Truett loves his Kidz Gear headphones, it's an understatement.  Not only does he love them, he has become obsessed with them.   He came home yesterday from school at 3:30, put them on, and literally wore them the rest of the night.  He probably took them off for maybe 30 minutes throughout the rest of the evening. HE LOVES THEM I … [Read more...]

BBQ Pulled Pork on a Sub! {Giveaway} $200 Subway Gift Card and Smoker

The other day I was in Subway getting a footlong Subway Club for Toby when I look up and see BBQ Pulled Pork!! I knew instantly that this was gonna be something my cowboys would LOVE and was thrilled to try it out. It was FABULOUS and I had it put on flat bread which was heaven! If you haven't tried it, you should. Subway wants to know your … [Read more...]

Dick’s Sporting Goods $50 Gift Card {Giveaway}

With Father's Day around the corner, I wanted to offer you guys a chance to win a $50 gift card from Dick's Sporting Goods!  There's a whole bunch of things that a fella would want from exercise gear to fishing supplies to NFL goodies.  Last I heard, there were closing the deal on the NFL so maybe we'll have a season after all. HOW TO … [Read more...]

Propel Zero Gift Kits {Giveaway} 10 Winners!


I've talked about Propel for a long time and when Propel Zero came out, I was even more excited because this one contained the same natural fruit flavor, full of vitamins, but has NO calories!  And when you're like me, drinking it in place of anything else, those 0 calories make a big difference.  I'm excited share their current sweepstakes with … [Read more...]

How Tyler Goes Casual {and giveaway}

lands end polo shirt

When Tyler isn't wearing cowboy shirts, you ALWAYS see him in a Polo shirt. It's his favorite thing to wear so when Lands' End wanted to send us one and let me give a couple away, I couldn't resist.  They sent red for Valentine's Day and it looks good on him I think.  He was nice enough to put the shirt on and let me take the photo, considering it … [Read more...]

Submit Your Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles Recipe for a Chance to Win a Trip to See Rachael Ray (and maybe me too)!

Have you seen the new Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Crumbles?  You know what it would be perfect in?  CHEESE DIP! And perfect for football!! If you have your own original recipe idea using the Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Crumbles, then you might just win yourself a trip to New York City to see a live taping of Rachael Ray.   The winner will receive … [Read more...]

Feed Your Game Face with Queso!

By now, you should all know that I love Velveeta, football, and I love Rotel!  RO*TEL makes for some great recipes and when you combine with cheese, of course you get awesome cheese dip!  If you haven't tried it, you have no clue what you're missing!   Because I know so many of you love Queso Dip, I wanted to be involved and share the latest … [Read more...]

Spooktacular Wilton Giveaway!

Wilton offers a variety of baking products to help you make the most creative and beautiful cakes.  They also offer themed products and in this case, Halloween themed items!  I'll be making a few items over the next couple of weeks to get you in the Halloween mood and if you've baked something Halloweenish, I'd love to see a photo! One winner will … [Read more...]

Why I Hate Giveaways and What I Recommend Instead

Every single day, I get at least 20-50 emails asking if I want to host a giveaway and every single day, my answer is no 98% of the time.  I'm not sure I completely understand why companies think giveaways are so great to be honest with you.   The traffic that comes from a giveaway, while plentiful, is not sticky.  It has a very high bounce rate.  … [Read more...]

Back to School: $150 Value Inside this Lunchbox!


I don't know about you but packing a lunch always seems t be a nightmare for me. Trying to be creative day after day can be quite exhausting and well, I'm lazy sometimes so I welcome the Lunchbox Builder.  Smuckers, Motts, and Pepperidge Farms have brought to you this fun resource where you can design a lunchbox, submit it to the gallery and even … [Read more...]

Announcements: Rules, Community, Recipe Ebooks, Newsletter

Where to start?  I think I'll just dive right in and start with the newsletter.  Newsletter A while back, I LOST all my subscribers to my old newsletter.  Were you one of them?  Well, if you were, you no longer are and I do apologize.  Please feel free to subscribe to my new and improved newsletter, The Roundup.  There will be a mixture of … [Read more...]

Nickelodeon Holiday Money Saving Tips Contest for a $500 Walmart Gift Card!


I told you I might be giving away a $500 Walmart gift card didn't I.......well, I wasn't lying!!!!  Thanks to the fabulous Nickelodeon sponsor, you could win it by sharing your holiday money saving tips with me!!  I think everyone is strapped for cash this holiday season so I'm looking forward to hearing your tips and handing someone some holiday … [Read more...]

My Little Cookie Monster


Remember these Honey Sweet Cookies I made a while back?? Well this little man does and thought they were the best cookies in the world.  I thought it would be the perfect picture to enter into 5 Minutes 4 Mom's contest about fun, family food.  Well, there's more to it but you can go read for yourself. They really were good cookies and easy to … [Read more...]

Reed & Barton Stainless Steel 103 pc Flatware OVER


OH YEAH BABY!  I told you I had surprises for you and they'll be happening all the way through Nov. 23rd in honor of my Velveeta Casserole Challenge where I could sure use your votes if you happen to think my Shrimp Stroganoff Casserole recipe RAWKS!  By the way, YOU can submit your own essay for a chance to win some awesome prizes!  I know you all … [Read more...]

3mth Giveaways is OVER!

It has been a long 3mths people and to be honest, I am SO ready for these giveaways to be over.  I'm ready to get back to real food blogging and REAL comments.  I appreciate everyone's support, participation and I'm thankful for getting to meet some really wonderful new people. I will still be holding random giveaways as usual but not like … [Read more...]

Mixer Winner, Emeal Winner & Surprise!

Well, it's been a LOOOOONG 7 days without internet and I'm soooo sorry I left you all hanging.  I know everyone has been anxiously awaiting the results of the stand mixer contest, as well as the membership to emealsforyou.com.  Be sure and read to the end too because I have a surprise for you loyal readers for sticking with me through my … [Read more...]

Wilton Muffin Pans & Reynolds Handi-Vac Giveaway!OVER

This is over!!  Will announce the winner soon. First, I'm so happy that I have fast Internet!! WOOHOO:)  It's good to be back!  Second, don't forget to enter my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer contest.  It's super easy to enter...just register and ask or answer a question!  Third, it's time for my next giveaway! Every week from today until July 31, I’ll be … [Read more...]

The Next Food Network Prize Package with Bobby Flay's Grill It!!OVER!! WOOT

Family Game Night 3

HOLY Cow! I can't believe all the entries:) Winner announced soon;) Hey folks!  I told you I had a surprise for you in my previous post about The Next Food Network Star and today's the day to find out what it is!   All fans need to be aware that the show has a premiere date of June 1st!  I can't wait to watch it and hopefully learn a few … [Read more...]

Gift Set: Kitchenaid Food Mill, Cookbook, Dish Towels Giveaway #2 Time's Up Folks:)

First, woohoo, we have a winner for the Cuisinart Food Prep Processor.  There were sooooo many entries!!  Thanks so much for entering:)  May 1st officially kick started my 3 month long giveaway!  Every week from May 1st until July 31, I’ll be giving away a prize.  Let me tell you people, you won’t wanna miss this.  I've already given away a … [Read more...]