Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Giveaway | PlayMG Wifi Gaming System





mg button

How cool would this be?! To win an awesome gaming system right after Christmas. well make sure you enter below.
 

Welcome to the Game Wirelessly! Event featuring the PlayMG Wi-Fi Gaming System

Big thank you to our host Mom to Bed by 8 and supporting co-hosts: Iowa Mom, A Medic's World and Monica’s Rants, Raves & Reviews.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Changes for 2013 | Moving to WordPress

How To Move Your Blog From Blogger To WordPress

I announced this morning on my facebook page  that there will be changes coming to my blog for 2013.

one of the changes is that I plan on moving to WordPress. My bff Brittany at The Butterfly Mom uses it and so do many other successful bloggers.

Over at Addicted to Decorating Kristi actually put together a ebook on how to move from Blogger to WordPress. She also has posts about what to expect, pros and cons, and she speaks from experience because she used Blogger for more than 4 years before going to WordPress.

I'll share about my experience after it is done but if you are thinking about making the jump... check out her ebook.


How To Move Your Blog From Blogger To WordPress

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Blogger Sign Up | PlayMG Gaming System

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED



Game Wirelessly! PlayMG Game System Event

Hosted by Mom To Bed by 8
Prize: MG Portable Android Wi-Fi Game System
Event dates: 12/19 - 1/2

I'm kind of a gamer  I love my video games and I always play games on my phone. How much cooler would it be to have a handheld android game device!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cyber Monday Sale tips

I scoured around for you and found you some tips for Mondays shopping



I found my tips many different places. At the bottom of this post is a link to each site that I found tips from. Be sure to visit them if you want more info.

 

Giveaway | Keurig Platinum Brewer Last Chance!

This is the last week to win this!

I actually scooped a Keurig up during Black Friday but if you didn't... don't worry. One more chance to win!


Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Spend With Pennies and My Vegan Gluten-Free Life

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday | How did I do

I already finished my Black Friday Shopping. People have said I am crazy... but looks at the deals I got!

On top of all the sales I took advantage of...

$85 in store monies!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Shopping Tips

I'm in between my 2nd and 3rd store of the evening and someone asked if I had any black friday shopping tips.

These are the ones that came to mind right away...


  • Don't take a purse.
  •  If you're buying a few items don't get a shopping cart,
  •  If you are buying several small small items that are hard to hold get the hand basket not the cart.
  • Make a list ahead of time. 
    • I use note cards. One for each store. I write the price and the item I'm going to buy.
Using the list and knowing the price helps you prioritize if you need to change course.
Example... When I was just at walmart an item I wanted was on sale for $5 off and it was at the back of the store and there were TONS of people... not work $5 to me.

I was in and out of Walmart in less than 10 minutes. 

Giveaway | iPad Mini

Wouldnt you love to have this little thing in your hand or wrapped up under your tree?!
Enter to win one below!!

iPad Mini Giveaway Event

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Candy Bar Pie | YUM!


I love Candy. and I love Pies! I love 2 more than one!


This recipe makes more sense to me as two pies. that way you can use the who cube of cream cheese.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

CrockPot Potato Soup



This recipe was a hit! I was able to put it in the Crockpot and clean the house. Dinner was ready and it didn't take away from everything else I needed to do. And it didn't make the house hot.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Giveaway| Keurig Brewer Week 3

Third try is the charm right? So this is the 3rd week... 3rd Brewer to give away!

Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Spend With Pennies and My Vegan Gluten-Free Life
The Keurig Platinum Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage at the touch of a button. With an award-winning design, this brewer features a blue, backlit LCD display that allows you to program water temperature, set the digital clock, Auto On/Off and your favorite cup size. With the choice of five cup sizes, the Platinum brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.
Includes
  • Keurig Platinum B70 brewer
  • My K-Cup filter
  • Removable drip tray
  • Water filter kit
  • Five brew sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • 72-oz water reservoir
  • Measures 13-1/2"L x 9-3/4"W x 12-1/2"H
  • 48 K-Cups to get you started

One lucky reader will receive a Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer with 48 K-Cups!

Giveaway ends November 23rd at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. BitOfByrd.com is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pins I Love | Fall Wreaths

oh... wreaths how I love they. Let me count your possibilities.. Oh goodness that could go on a while. Instead I have a Pinterest board of Wreaths! Make sure you are following me. And comment me your link so I can follow you.

My pup and I had a fall photo shoot this past weekend and it reminded me how much I LOVE FALL!

these are some of my favorite fall wreaths::

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Giveaway | Keurig Platinum Brewer Round 2

Who only wants one chance to win? Bah! this is the second of FOUR chances to win this awesome brewer.

What is your favorite Kcup flavor? leave me a comment and let me know!!

Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Spend With Pennies and My Vegan Gluten-Free Life
The Keurig Platinum Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage at the touch of a button. With an award-winning design, this brewer features a blue, backlit LCD display that allows you to program water temperature, set the digital clock, Auto On/Off and your favorite cup size. With the choice of five cup sizes, the Platinum brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.
Includes
  • Keurig Platinum B70 brewer
  • My K-Cup filter
  • Removable drip tray
  • Water filter kit
  • Five brew sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • 72-oz water reservoir
  • Measures 13-1/2"L x 9-3/4"W x 12-1/2"H
  • 48 K-Cups to get you started

One lucky reader will receive a Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer with 48 K-Cups!

Giveaway ends November 16th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. BitOfByrd.com  is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Apple Pie in a Mason Jar

Yesterday was election day and the votes are in and everything was counted and only one person could win. My question wouldnt be who you voted for but if you voted. If you did regardless of what color you associate with congratulations.

Even more American than voting and elections... Apple Pie. You know it is true!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Go VOTE!


 

 Whether you like or dislike the current administration you have the right to go and make your voice heard.
This post isnt about who I cast my ballot for or for who you choose but instead the act of choosing.

I went and early voted last week and to be honest it was the first time I have voted out of the 3 elections I have been eligible for. Maybe it is a matter of being older or maybe I am just more in tuned to what goes on in the world. But this is the first vote I felt mattered.

So leave me a comment. Tell me that you voted. I am not worried about who. We will find out who wins at the end of the day.

Remember this is your chance to make your voice heard. If you dont vote for what you want you have little room to voice later what you wish would have happened.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Giveaway | Keurig Platinum Brewer

The time has come the walrus said...

well okay, no walrus here. But it is GIVEAWAY TIME! This brewer could be used with coffee, hot chocolate or tea. and I actually saw some refillable "K-cups" at the store the other day so you could use your own gourmet coffee. WIN! Good luck guys. 

Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Spend With Pennies and My Vegan Gluten-Free Life
The Keurig Platinum Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage at the touch of a button. With an award-winning design, this brewer features a blue, backlit LCD display that allows you to program water temperature, set the digital clock, Auto On/Off and your favorite cup size. With the choice of five cup sizes, the Platinum brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.
Includes
  • Keurig Platinum B70 brewer
  • My K-Cup filter
  • Removable drip tray
  • Water filter kit
  • Five brew sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • 72-oz water reservoir
  • Measures 13-1/2"L x 9-3/4"W x 12-1/2"H
  • 48 K-Cups to get you started

One lucky reader will receive a Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer with 48 K-Cups!

Giveaway ends November 9th at 11:59pm, open to Continental US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. BitOfByrd.com is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Don't Beeeee too scared

You might remember several months ago I got a puppy. Stacy.
Well she is one of the best choices I have ever made. We were both Bumblebees for Halloween!




This was taken while I was doing face painting at a church event. It was a fun day. A little windy and chilly but overall fun.

What did you dress up as for Halloween? Did you dress your pet, children or husband up? 

Beeeee Safe in trick or treating!

Spooky Cupcakes

Happy Halloween!

I'm sure you follow me on Pinterest. If you dont... you should. So click here.

Anyhoo. It is the ultimate source of inspiration and how tos.

I made several sets of cupcakes this Halloween and wanted to show you mine and my Pinspiration.

Brains Cupcake
Pinspiration

Candy Corn Cupcake
Pinspiration
Pumpkin Cupcake
Pinspiration

Graveyard Cupcakes
Pinspiration


You can see in the last cup I even used the tip of putting the cupcakes in 9oz plastic cups. Was great!
Pinspiration



So what do you think?

How did I do. I think I did pretty well. I will tell you in another post what made my cupcakes a little different or how I changed them.

Have a spooky day. Beeee Safe.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Where does the time go?!

Can it really be that I have not shared anything with you guys in almost 2 months!

holy goodness!

What has been going on....

well I have been to Tuscon, you guys saw those posts. Then I went to Boston a few weeks ago. I also started a new position at my company. A promotion! I have been baking since the weather got colder and tried some things from pinterest! And I tried my hand at face painting most recently!

So busy.

I am going to put an effort into cleaning my house room by room but also keeping you more up to date.

Yesterday night I posted about an upcoming giveaway.

It is for a Keurig Platinum Brewer. I dont drink coffee. But I have used a Keurig one fabulous time and would you believe I almost shelled out the dough for one about a week ago! Yes, it is that good.

So watch for the chance to win starting in November. Also watch for other updates and pictures from my recent travels.

Love love.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Blogger Sign Up | iPad-Mini


iPad Mini Holiday Event


Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8

Prizes: iPad Mini

Event dates: 11/21 - 12/5

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED


Blogger Sign Up | Keurig Platinum Brewer


Have A Keurig Holiday Event



Prizes: Keurig Platinum Series Quiet Brewer + K-Cups {4 prize packages = 1 a week}

Event dates: 11/2-11/9 and 11/9-11/16 and 11/16-11/23  and 11/23-11/30

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED


Friday, September 7, 2012

Back to Reality

Does anyone else ever think of the song Back to Life when they think back to reality?

okay... maybe it is just me.  But enjoy the music video anyway.



This morning I spilled a WHOLE cup of water all over my desk and office phone. Had to get a new one because it went all bezkaersdskdscnxkazzz.

good news is it is FRIDAY!

what weekend plans do you have?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Goodbye Tucson

Wow. This vacation has flown by.
And to think in less than a month I'll be sharing MA with you.
I'm writing to you from the Tucson airport. It is a small cute little place.
Yesterday we taught the kids how to play monopoly jr and taught Brittany's husband how to play Dominos.
Brittany is already a domino master.
I also spent a good amount of tone on this trip playing Mario Kart on the Wii. I'm proud to day I have now unlocked all courses.... It was for the kids of course.
Well I'm going to enjoy the few of the three good looking men sitting across from me in the terminal before my flight.
Ttyl


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tombstone, AZ

Yesterday Brittany and I drove down to Tombstone.
Don't know about Tombstone? Then you should watch a few movies like I did. One being Wyatt Earp and the other is Tombstone. I suggest they be watched in that order too.
The town was interesting but you can tell that the history is going to end up disappearing because no one is taking notice it seems.
So if you live close and haven't been... Do it.
Make sure you visit Big Nose Kate's. They were the most accommodating to tourists and took several pictures with our cameras using their props.
We also visited the graveyard.



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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I monopolize

I love games. I won monopoly. And I was able to capture some desert beauty.
Hope your enjoying my vacation as much as I am.



Monday, September 3, 2012

Playing Games

What a great day. My nails got painted by the girls. We went to a great lunch buffet. And then later I had the pleasure of meeting some extended family.
We played dancing on the wii. And then w played Dominos. So much fun. We played monopoly.
I drank a lot.
I woke up to a whispered discussion on how I would scare any monster trying to get any of my favorite people in the house. They have no idea how right they are.

Pictures::
Dominos. Tristen wearing my  glasses. The desert landscape.




Sunday, September 2, 2012

Made it to AZ

Like the title says, I made it here. AZ is beautiful on it's own way of you can appreciate the desert for what it offers.
I'll have pictures of the desert tomorrow. Most of my pictures are on my camera and I'm blogging from my phone.
The pace of this vacation is already so different than the flash vacation a few weeks ago.
I didn't realize how much I've missed the kids and Brittany.
Brittany, her husband and I watched Wyatt Earp. I love movies like that... Ones with roots in history. We might be going to Tombstone too!
my pictures below... We went to lunch and had some awesome slushes right when I got in.
They also have a dog in their family who loves to cuddle.













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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Traveling

I have been on the move lately. A few weeks ago I spent the weekend in California. Now I'm headed to see my bloggy bff from The Butterfly Mom, Brittany. I'm super excited. I haven't seen them since they moved out to AZ.
I just ate my Danish. I have my mocha Starbucks and a new book. I'm ready for a nap on my first flight and then I'll read on the second.
Since I'm blogging from the app at the airport all the pictures are going to be asst the bottom for now. Sorry.
You can see that the airport is kinda empty this really in the morning lol