Tuesday, October 30, 2012

No power

Damn hurricane. See you all when the light come back. In a month. Grrrrrrrrr.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Free Blogger Event

Are you looking for an awesome FREE blogging event? Here is one just in time for fall!!
Flora from Samples Freebies Fun, Glenda from Mommies Point of View, Karren Oh! My Heartsie, Lisa from Planet Weidknecht and Bing from Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest Teamed up to up to Co-Host the $100.00 Mohawk Rug Event which is being sponsored by Mohawk Home.  Read on for more details…

To participate in the event you are required to post an announcement on your blog with links to the sponsor and co-hosts OR you can opt out of the blog post by paying $3.00 to be used for event fees and referral prizes. you can send to PayPal at karrenh@gmail.com and be sure to include your email address and 
“Mohawk Carpet Rug Event” in the message.

The event is Free and is open to bloggers in USA and Canada
Each blogger will receive one free link Twitter or Facebook. 
There is an option to purchase 
another link for $2.00 [PayPal karrenh@gmail.com]
Adding the event banner is Optional but would help to promote, making for a larger event.
Now, once you have posted the announcement or paid for opting out please fill out this form (Click Here)

The HTML will be provided so watch for that about Nov 6-8th and be sure to add {karrenh@gmail.com} so that communication does not go to spam. Please be sure to change up the announcement with your own words so Google does not get wigged out for seo purposes.

There will be verification of posts by noon on Nov 8th and if your post is not up you will be emailed and your links will be removed from the Rafflecopter~ If you have paid for extra links there will be no refunds.

The Prize: 5 x 8' Mohawk Rug $100.00 or less (Winner’s choice!)
Starts: Thursday, November 8th at 12:01am
Ends:  Thursday, November 29th at 11:59pm

Signup Here }

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Blogger sign up for cash giveaway

Who couldn’t use some extra spending cash this season? ATL Deal Finder is hosting a giveaway for $100 CASH just in time for Black Friday! Giveaway will run Nov. 8th – Nov. 20th . Stay tuned for giveaway entry opportunities!



Bloggers, here’s a great opportunity to increase your blog traffic, Facebook likes, Twitter followers and other social media traffic! Sign up HERE to join this giveaway for FREE! Page hosts and Co-host opportunities available. Plus, the blogger who refer the most people gets a FREE Co-host spot!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Giveaway Time

Because, why not?

Ive got the skills and you've got the need. So, let's get down to it and make beautiful artwork together!

I'll pick one winner from the entries and work with them to create something that brands their blog.

If there are over 200 entries, I will pick 2 winners... 300 gets 3 winners and so on. (Up to a max of 20 winner if it goes that far)

Good luck guys!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rude or Not?

I was entering on a Halloween giveaway today for a scary movie and $50 amazon code when I noticed a comment as I scrolled down the page.

I don't watch scary movies. If I win, I do not want it. Sorry. I'm in it for the $. ~smile~

Does anyone else think thats rude?

If you don't like scary movies and are only in it for the money, that's fine... at least have the respect to say something like

Since I'm not into scary movies, I'm entering so I can win the money, and then donate the movie to toys for tots (or a library, etc.)
 What do you think?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blog art

Do you need a new header for your blog?
How about a button for a blog hop?
Notice your timeline cover on facebook is ugly?
Or your profile picture needs some love?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Colortime Review

colortimeI got a great package of goodies yesterday, which was amazing because I only found out that I won a contest the day before. Colortime sent my prize out. Speedy. Efficient. Seriously. I got an email from them saying I won, and I got an email with the shipping information. I wish every company did that (I guess not so much for things you won...they might have a lot to send then, but for things you buy...) Anyhow... My kids are antsy to do these bags. As in, "I can do my chores later and homework on the bus," type of antsy. Antsy-ness denied of course. What kind of mom do you think I am? I may let them watch zombie movies and eat snacks that will keep them up all night, but I know when to draw the line.

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Right... back on topic. So, after denying them their chance to do a craft for the evening and making them do their homework, I put the Colortime bags on the table to do another day. Like, when the kids are at school. Ok... so I didn't do all of them. Just one. And only because I wanted to see just how good the markers were. I've made plenty of shirts and bags and shoes with fabric markers. Honestly, most markers suck. They bleed. They fade. There's enough ink to do maybe one shirt. IF you're lucky.

So, I was curious. I got the markers out and grabbed one of the recycle bags. I knew it would be less heartbreaking than coloring the awesome Halloween bags. (Which, by the way, solved my trick-or-treat bag need)

Colortime says....Helpful Tip: Please make sure fabric marker caps are snapped tightly and they will last for many uses. With proper care, our fabric markers will enable you to add vivid, long-lasting color to about 10-15 shirts.

Scribble Scribble Scribble. Two tone green Earth. Easy enough. They sent two greens. Sweet.

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 Now, if you've read other posts, you know I'm an out of work graphic designer. I like color. I love lines. I'm still a big kid at heart. So... of course I went and experimented. These markers blend beautifully. I used the light color first (after realizing how stupid it would be to try the other way) and then darkened in shadows or texture with the darker shade.

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 Honestly, I wish I had more colors. I loved doing this. It was a blast shading the colors into the others.
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 I did it as it was wet. And now, typing this, and looking at my hand, I realize I was silly about it. Hold on... I'll take a picture to show you...

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 I'm left handed. OOPS. I can say, I was very happy it didn't smear at all when I was doing the blending. SWEET!

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 It really is a great product for kids (of all ages)

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 I'm going to let my kids do their bags tomorrow night. And perhaps they can do the other recycle one together.

I hope Colortime decides to add more colors and designs to their already awesome selection.
I'd absolutely love to see them come up with a glow in the dark marker. I'd be banging on their door to test the product.

I'd also love to see designs aimed at tweens and teens. My two girls, though they are big goofballs, like the more hip stuff that all kids their age like.

They're having a blast with these, but if they had more designs that were tween and teen friendly, they'd be showing them off to all their friends.

All in all, Colortime products are great for kids (and adults) who like to color and have fun personalizing what they wear. 

Want to color? Visit http://www.colortime.com/Free-Coloring-Pages-c64.html for some sweet downloadable sheets.

Like them on facebook too. You'll get some super awesome deals. http://www.facebook.com/colortimecrafts

What Im entering today...

Generally you'd have to watch my twitter feed to see all the things I enter in a day...

To win more, enter contest on blog linkups and giveaway events. They have more contest more prizes and more low entry contests. Especially when you get towards the bottom of a list.

Also, just because a prize is only worth $5 doesnt mean its not worth your time!

With that being said...







I'll be entering more giveaways all day long (or at least part of the day... I have sewing and cleaning and cooking to do.)

Keep my blog handy, or follow me on twitter. (The link is on the right hand side of the page)

This month I've won at least 6 giveaways that I can think of.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Amazon deal: Glow Laces

Like I said the otherday on my facebook page, I've pretty much sealed up the majority of my Christmas shopping for my kids.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I've been a zombie before, but there's something about the zombie makeup that not only suits my style but offers a challenge.

I decided to be a zombie again this year, and make it twice as good as I did the last time.

Last time I looked like this:

Notice the gaping wounds? Not bad for some cheap fake blood, tissues and liquid latex. When I ran out of latex, I used cheap white glue.... because, hey... it's cheaper than anything else.

First of all, I reccomend you spend the money and get the spirit gum remover. SERIOUSLY.


I don't care how smooth and hairless you think your face is. Shave it. TRUST ME.

I was in tears taking that off at the end of the night. Not the boo hoo crying type. The "this hurts so bad my eyes are tearing up uncontrollably" type.

I found a great video on youtube for a tear away zombie flesh.

Zombie Flesh video

I've already tried parts of it. Just have to wait to put it on my face.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Seriously. I scored at Kmart.
A birthday present for a family member, plus stuff for my kids.
A good chunk of Christmas shopping is checked off the list!
FOR 10.47

Win a camera bag!

Mommy and Baby Reviews, Mom Does Reviews, Emptynester Reviews and It's Free At Last brings you the Ultimate Camera and All Purpose bag giveaway. Enter for your chance to win the bag of your choice.

Thank you to Portare for sponsoring this amazing giveaway! Want to know more about the prize read Mommy and Baby Reviews recent Portare Bag Review.

Want to buy a Portare Bag for yourself or as a gift for someone special in your life? Use COUPON CODE: MBR60 to save $60.00 on the bag of your choice! But hurry this code is only good through October 31,2012.

Starting October 10, 2012 enter for your chance to win your choice of a Portare Bag. Don't forget to come back daily for your daily entries. You can get your daily entries everyday until October 26, 2012. Enter on the easy rafflecopter below.

Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older.

(Portare is responsible for shipping prize to winner. Winner will be chosen on October 27, 2012, notified by email and have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Giveaway

Over at The Review Wire they're giving away a $100 prize to Halloween Express. It's part of the Spooktacular Giveaway that runs through 10/15.

Im entering, I hope you all are too!

I wish my blog was profitable so I could give things away like this!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Guess what I'm doing

Thought if a new idea for those lefty foam pumpkins I got. Can you guess what it is?