Thursday, May 5, 2011

.crazy busy.

.crazy busy.  Oh, around here we are busy, busy, busy.  I am trying to clean from room to room and purge what we don't use so we have more for our garage sale, which is now mid-summer.  We have weddings coming up, showers, pictures, home studies (ahhh - so excited), and more.  I am loving this crazy ride right now!  What else am I loving - the fact that spring looks like it will stay!  Oh, the warmth we felt yesterday was glorious and I hope it keeps getting hotter and hotter.  

I am also trying to think of new ways I can raise money for the adoption, while helping other adoptive families as well.  A few ideas are being processed.... but much more planning is in the works before I share.  .crazy busy.

Blog land is busy as well.  There are so many cool contest out there, free things, and giveaways.  Below are some links.  Go check them out!

Sarah is raising money for Compassion International.  She has many shops and bloggers on board who are donating partial sales for the cause.  I love Sarah, her honesty is beautiful.  And I love Compassion International, they are truly changing lives.

Speaking of Compassion International - they are taking bloggers on another trip!  This spring 8 people are going to the Philippines to see how Compassion International is helping those there.  Learn more here.

The Carter Family is adopting from Ghana and right now they are having a Ghana Shirt Giveaway! If you have not visited their blog, Ground Swell, I highly recommend it.  Sarah is such a great artist and the beauty she brings to this World is awesome.  I am so glad I came across her blog!

Made by Rae is holding their Spring Top Week.  You have until Monday to enter up to three shirts.  I made one so far....

The Whitakers have extended their adoption auction until Monday due to the tornadoes in Alabama (where they live).

Paper Coterie is holding their grand opening this week!  Remember my Liberia book - I love it!  They are offering $40 of free products to anyone who comes to check out their site.  Due to the high traffic the site is extremely slow - but if you have patience and want the free $40 of awesome items its worth the wait.  The coupon code OPENHOUSE is good until Friday at midnight....looks like it is extended through the weekend - yahoo!

Oh - I almost forgot.  Sew Mama Sew is holding another giveaway day!  It is starting May 23rd so there is still plenty of time to sign up!

And Some Deal Saving Sites I like to remind you about every now and then.....

*Heartsy is like Groupon but with all homemade items.  And they have some serious good deals.  After you sign up and buy your first deal you get a $5.00 credit to use on future deals.  They have awesome deals everyday!  *link is working now!

With my Swagbucks I have now earned $15.00 in pay pal money - it is going to our adoption fund.  I love how easy it is to accumulate points doing things I already do, like search online and shop.  I came across one woman who said she used her points to get her children's Christmas gifts.  If you want to try doing the same - now would be the time to start building up those points.

And don't forget about Ebates and Shop At Home.  Both of these sites work the same.  They offer cash back for shopping at stores you all ready shop at such as Borders, Walmart, Target and even Groupon!  They also have so many different coupons available to you that are way better then the ones I usually find on Retail Me Not - and some you can use with the cash back programs.  They also have a whole slew of other incentives, freebies, contests, daily deals and more.

1 comment:

.hil. said...

I guess there's a new show on TLC called extreme couponing. In the preview one lady got $400 worth of groceries for like 6 bucks!!!