Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dunkin' Donuts Giveaway!

Yay!! I'm a coffeeaholic and when I found this giveaway I was sooo excited! Mom to Bed by 8 is hosting this awesome giveaway on her blog. If you would you would like to try enter to win some yummy coffee click HERE. Giveaway ends on Nov. 15th and is open to US residents!

Good Luck!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Spread the Dead Contest!

AMC  has a great giveaway/contest going on right now!
What can you win?
                                                 Grand Prize: $5,000 cash. (ARV: $5,000)
1st Prizes (2): $2,500 cash. (ARV: $2,500) 
How do you enter?
This giveaway ends on:
November 19, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Good Luck!

Evenflo Giveaway!

EvenFlo Giveaway!
If you have children that you drive around this is a great giveaway for you!

What you can win?
 Evenflo Momentum 65 DLX Convertible Car Seat (ARV $199.99)
 Where do you go to Enter?
When does this giveaway end?
Nov. 11, 2010
Who is this giveaway open to?
US Residents only   


BYS Nail Polish Giveaway!

I LOVE nail polish and I just wanted to let you my readers know of an amazing giveaway going on over at Never Ending Obsession.
They are giving away 4 BYS nail polishes! Yay!
Head on over to Never Ending Obsession because this giveaway end on Nov. 10, 2010!
Mandatory Entry:
You must be a follower!
Open to:
Internationally (everyone) 

Friday, October 29, 2010

RBL Nail Polish Giveaway

When I found this giveaway I went crazy! First of all, it's on a way cool nail polish blog called: Pure Polish. Second, who wouldn't want to win nail polish?

What you win:
Your choice of any 2 RBL nail polishes 

When does it end?
Oct. 31, 2010 EST

Who is this giveaway open to?

How do I enter?
Click HERE and follow their rules!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween: Every Thing Goes Bump

So I know this post is probably WAY off the usual topic but I'm going to talk about the UNUSUAL. I know some of you guys might judge me but I'm just going to say it: I BELIEVE IN GHOSTS. I'm only saying this because when I was younger I said "Hey! Lets do a seance!"and that's what my friends and I did. The craziest things happened during that seance....I said "Give us a sign...." and the cat meowed right after I said it. Then I said " Give us another sign..." and the candles went out. People always say "It's all in your head" or "They just have active imaginations" but I take it with a grain of salt. I mean what would you think if that happened to you? I'm sure you could brush it off that once thinking it was all just a big coincidence but was it?  Then there is the case of my fiance's dog staring at the wall and barking for hours at a time. If it was an apartment I would understand that she could be barking because of the neighbors...but in a house?  What I think is the craziest though, is when you are walking and just for a split second you see something out of the corner of your eye move and you just can't place a finger on what it actually is. It's like you KNOW that you just saw something or someone move but no one is home with you.  It's a very creepy feeling.

Here are some thought to be genuine portraits of the unexplained.

This next one is my favorite because I have actually gone to this cemetery and it is so creepy that the cops that stopped us from going in there told us that THEY themselves won't step foot in there after dark. You have to walk a trail (it seems like forever) through the woods to get there. 
Here is a picture that was taken there:


They call her Madonna of Bachelor's Grove
To read more about this click HERE.

Reverend K.F. Lord took a picture of the altar at his church in North Yorkshire, England  and this is what came out. The picture and the negative are said to have been thoroughly examined by photographic experts and they can't find any evidence that this was either a double exposure, or artificially altered. The "thing" is calculated to be standing nine feet tall, and no one's found any record of a monk that humongous ever being at Newby Church. Who is it? What is it? Trick of light or something else? Either way it's way too creepy to not mention on this list.

Do you have any stories that you would like to share? 

I sure love a great ghost story around Halloween!

Scary Video

I wonder if this is real...if it is it's freaky!
In lieu of Halloween:

What do you guys think?
I kind of got the chills when I watched this but that's just me. I love everything mysterious and this one is great!


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Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Here is a story:
On my fiance's 18th birthday we were hit by a drunk driver who wasn't insured. Our car was finished after that day. Luckily, nobody was seriously hurt but the police and doctors told us it could have been WAY worse. I thought I would spread the word because with Halloween comes drinking. 
It is EXTREMELY important that you aren't distracted while out with your children because you never know what's around the corner(or who). 
Here is a list of Non- Alcoholic Party Drinks

In case you do decide to drink this Halloween here is a Alternative Ride Locater.

Click HERE to sign the pledge not to drink and drive. 

Please plan ahead and find a sober driver BEFORE you start drinking 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


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Protect your active kids from MRSA

If you have children or if you are a childcare provider please watch this video! It's very important!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


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Halloween Craft: Ghost Lollipops

Ghost Lollipops!

What you need:
  • Bag of lollipops (Tootsie Roll or Blowpops work the best)
  • String or Rubber Band
  • Tissue Paper or white fabric
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors
  1. Take a lollipop and place a piece of white fabric or tissue over the top of it.
  2. Secure it underneath using the string or the rubber band
  3. Draw a face with the marker
  4. Have Fun! 
This makes wonderful treats for classroom parties, trick-or-treaters, or just to have to add spookiness to your house for Halloween! Kids LOVE this!

Recipe Tuesday : Pumpkin Pancakes!

Pumpkin Pancakes!

Prep Time: 20 Mins
Cook Time: 20 Mins
Ready in: 40 Mins
Serves: 6 (12 pancakes)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar


  1. In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt, stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot. 
Calories: 278 | Total Fat: 7.2g | Cholesterol: 40mg
For more great recipes check out!
I do not claim ownership to this recipe! 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Open Sky Stores

Start your holiday shopping this year shopping with a safe 365 money back guarantee at these fabulous Open Sky Stores.
You will find everything you need to put a smile on someone's face this holiday season, from toys to bakeware, to clothing, to accessories, to baby products all at these great Open Sky Stores. 
As a thank you, these five Open Sky stores have a fabulous giveaway going on right now where you can win $20 Target & $32 Bangle Bracelet. To enter visit 

Serta Mattress Giveaway!!!!

Survey Junkie has a GREAT and I mean GREAT giveaway going on right now! 
I really need a new mattress so I had to enter this one!

What is the prize?
A Serta mattress up to $2000!! (WOW!)

How do I enter?
Visit Survey Junkie and fill do the MANDATORY entry plus any extra entries!

When does this end?
Nov. 14, 2010

Open to?
18+ Us and Canada

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Crafts On a Dime: Autumn Leaf Wreath

Leaf Wreath
~This is a little bit sideways sorry! Obviously the bow goes on the bottom~
I found this awesome money saving craft on Crafts For All Seasons. I really love that site so I thought I would feature one of my favorite Autumn crafts from there! This is an A+ Craft to do with Children! Gets you out of the  house a bit to pick the pretty leaves!

Items that you Need:
  • Fresh Fall Leaves...the more colors you find the greater the design!
  • Paper plate (preferably white, but any in autumn colors would look great too!)
  • Scissors 
  • Ribbon in your choice of color
  • Glue (any kind is ok...just not the stick)
Go for a walk and collect 20-25 freshly fallen colorful leaves. These ones will be the easiest to glue on.

Cut the middle out from a paper plate.  Fold the plate in half to get the cut started in the middle, then cut along the rim to make about a 2 inch paperplate border (young kids may need help with this part).

Continue building the wreath by gluing each leaf to the paper plate.  Slightly overlap each leaf.  For this leaf craft,have each leaf point in the same direction, with the stems pointing inward.


                                                  Clip the Stem From Each Leaf.

Tie a nice bow with the ribbon of your choice 
and Glue it on the wreath!

And you are Finished!
Did you like this craft?
Leave me your comments! :)

Thanks again to Crafts For All Seasons! 


Friday, October 22, 2010

Autumn Memories

If you don't already know this, my favorite season of the year is Fall. I really love it when the weather cools down from the blistering heat of the summer enough to enjoy a good cup of Hot Chocolate. 
Some of my fondest memories are in this season.  Like the first weeks when the leaves start falling from the trees and you walk on the edge of the sidewalks just so you can crunch them. This is the time of year when everybody gets out (or buys) their cinnamon apple, sugar cookie, or pine tree candles and potpourri. I'm going to use my mom's house as an example. The moment I walk through her front door (I don't doesn't like it!) I can smell every candle she burns; and let me tell you it is the best homey feeling in the world!
It's still warm enough to go for walks and actually enjoy it (unless you like the cold). 
I must inform you guys that my birthday is also in the fall. November in fact! Awww, November......Thanksgiving Turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. All this talk of food is making my stomach grumble! This is the time you are so full but you don't go to sleep because tonight is when the best deals are! Day after Thanksgiving sales I hear are a blast! 
Just thought I'd share some of my favorite memories of the season. :)

What are your favorite memories?
I'd really love to hear them!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct. is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Facts about Breast Cancer
  • One of the most common cancer in women in the USA
  • Each year an estimated 200,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer and an estimated 40,000 will die. 
  •  Half of the women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 65.
  • Weight is a big risk factor. Physical activity and a healthy diet can reduce your risk of developing it.
  •  Breast cancer in your family can raise your risk.
Create an Early Detection Plan:
 Having an early detection plan is important because finding and detecting it early on can prevent it from spreading to other areas.  When breast cancer is found early on the 5 year survival rate is 98%.

By Age:
  • At 20 years old:
You should  start performing breast self-exams and look for any signs of change
  • Age 20-39
Begin having regular clinical breast exams every three years.
  • 40 years old
You should have a baseline mammogram and an annual clinical breast exam.
  • Ages 40-49
Have a mammogram every 1 to 2 years.
  • Ages 50 and older
Have a mammogram every year

My stepmother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast cancer earlier this year.  I just wanted to share the information above with my readers so you can detect it early if it happens to you.
 My father with is save the ta tas t-shirt after a race in Downtown Chicago.
My Dad after a breast cancer walk this month in Chicago. My stepmother's work was so nice they sponsored and had a bunch of shirts made in her name. (He's wearing one of them)

My sister Jessica made this .
This is her in another picture that she made.

Please share this information with family, friends, or loved ones. It is really really important.


In the Gray - The Soft Scrub® Total™ Upside Down Contest

In the Gray - The Soft Scrub® Total™ Upside Down Contest

Please click the link above and vote for my sister and I! Please! I'll like ya forever!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Check out my other blog!

My new blog is Katie Loves Recipes.
Although I'm doing Recipe Tuesdays on this blog I will be posting many many more on my new RECIPES blog!
Please come stop by and check it out!
If you are feeling really adventurous maybe you could follow too!

Click Here to visit!

Recipe Tuesdays!

I'm now going to be featuring my favorite Recipes on Tuesdays!
So if you  have a recipe that you would like to share please email me at katiecan86(at)yahoo(dot)com !

Now For the Best Part the RECIPE!

Cappuccino  German Chocolate Cake!
This one is easy!
Just follow the directions on the box of cake....When cake is cooled lightly mix the Cool whip and 1/2 of the Cappuccino Mix packet  and lightly spread on cooled cake. Top with Heath Bit Pieces. AND YOUR DONE! Ingredients you need are listed below!
If you like this recipe I love comments!  


Monday, October 18, 2010

New Biginnings Giveaway!!

Great Giveaway on the  Mama Must Have it Blog

What you win:
A ride on Toy!
Who is it made By:
Where do I Enter?
Ends on Oct. 31, 2010

Go Enter guys! It's a really great giveaway! 


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Baby Becca. Made by my sister :)

My Embroidered Gifts Personalized Stockings Review & Giveaway

My Embroidered Gifts Giveaway

What can you win?
A personalized Christmas stocking of your choice

Who is doing this giveaway?
New Age Mama

How do I enter?
Click HERE  

Ends on 11/2/2010 

My Baby Clothes Boutique Giveaway

New Age Mama has another great giveaway going on now.

What is is?

It's a giveaway for My Baby Clothes Boutique

What do you win?
A $25 Gift card! yea!

When does it end?

How do I enter?

Click HERE.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Giveaway: Downeast Basics Stylish & Affordable Clothing For this Fall

Mom’s Focus on Cyber World is doing a really awesome giveaway....

What can you win?
Your choice of item from Downeast Basics!!!!



Ends OCTOBER 31,2010


Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Age Mama's Giveaways!

As you know I love New Age Mama's Blog.
I wanted to blog about her current giveaways!

Latex Pillow Giveaway From  Savvy Rest Ends 11/2/2010 (US ONLY)

Fairies By Nuria Giveaway Ends 11/1/2010 (US only) Enter Here

Zlily Giveaway Ends 11/1/2010 (US only) Enter Here

Dark Horse Stores Giveaway Ends 11/1/2010 Enter Here

Oransi Ionic Air Purifier Giveaway Ends 10/31/2010 Enter Here

Britttany Chavers Studio Giveaway Ends 10/31/2010 Enter Here

Texas Treats Giveaway Ends 10/29/2010 Enter HERE

Pillow Pets Giveaway Ends 10/29/2010 Enter HERE


Izola Shower Curtain Giveaway Ends 10/27/2010 Enter HERE

Babies N Toddlers Dresses Giveaway Ends 10/24/2010 Enter HERE

I hope all my readers and followers head over to New Age Mama's Blog and enter all her Great giveaways!
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