Our 7 Qtpies

December 31, 2010

Guess what I got for a late Christmas present?

Jannessa sent me a text message with a picture of a big blue plus sign! I'm going to be a grandma in the fall!
So, my little grand-dog, Chloe, is going to get back seat.

December 25, 2010

Whoa! That's not good! haha

I was cooking lunch today and Trinity touched the crockpot and asked why it was hot. So I explained it was cooking the ham for supper. Then she asked why it had a whole in the top. About that time Sam walks in the room and I answer her "I melted the cap."
Sam became very upset. "You melted the cap? You melted the cap? Why you melted the cap? "
I tried explaining that it was just an accident.
He settled down and then asked me why we don't have a kitty anymore.
"Sam, we have a cat, we have Lexx."
"We have Lexx? Lexx not hurt?"
What??? OHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Sam, I melted the CAP, the LID on the crockpot NOT the CAT!"


December 23, 2010

A little funny to bring some cheer!


Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your Always maxi pads for
over 20 years, and I appreciate many of their
features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core ™ or
Dri-Weave(tm) absorbency, I’d probably never go
horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I’d certainly
steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight,
white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your
revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only
company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that
maxi pads be aerodynamic.

I can’t tell you how safe and secure I feel each month
knowing there’s a little F-16 in my pants. Have you
ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever
suffered from “the curse”? I’m guessing you haven’t.
Well, my “time of the month” is starting right now. As
I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently
surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now,
my body will adjust and I’ll be transformed into what
my husband likes to call “an inbred hillbilly with
knife skills.” Isn’t the human body amazing?
As brand manager in the feminine-hygiene division,
you’ve no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what
exactly happens during your customers’ monthly visits
from Aunt Flo.

Therefore, you must know about the bloating,
puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our
intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control
behavior. You surely realize it’s a tough time for
most women. In fact, only last week, my friend
Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her
boyfriend’s testicles into a George Foreman Grill just
because he told her he thought Grey’s Anatomy was
written by drunken chimps. Crazy!
The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that
America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in
capri pants.

Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last
month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I
wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus,
I opened an Always maxi pad, and there, printed on the
adhesive backing, were these words: “Have a Happy

Are you kidding me? What I mean is, does
any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really
think happiness – actual smiling, laughing
happiness-is possible during a menstrual period? Did
anything mentioned above sound the least bit
pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you’re
some kind of sick S&M freak girl, there will never be
anything “happy” about a day in which you have to jack
yourself up on Motrin and Kahlúa and lock yourself in
your house just so you don’t march down to the local
Walgreens armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy
plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man. If you
just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad,
wouldn’t it make more sense to say something that’s
actually pertinent, like “Put Down the Hammer” or
“Vehicular Manslaughter Is Wrong”? Or are you just
picking on us?

Sir, please inform your accounting department that,
effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in
monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad
business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss
your Flexi-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your
brand of condescending BS.
And that’s a promise I will keep – Always.

Best Regards,
Wendi Aarons

Why we didn't send out Christmas Cards This Year

Facebook Follow Friday!

Great way to get more Facebook followers for your blog's facebook account!

1. Add your Facebook Link, when you add it, it will automatically appear on everyone’s page that posts this Linky so you do not need to add it more than once.

2. Click on the Top 3 and like/add them: The first one will be me, Shining2Save and every week I will pick 2 more randomly. Please also follow the two people above you if you would like so everyone will get at least a couple new followers. You can leave them a comment letting them know your following from the Friday Facebook Hop.

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Help spread the word and add this Linky to your blog! The more we spread it the more followers we will get!

Below the Linky box, you will see see “What is a blog Hop? Get the Code Here" Click on it and just copy and paste that code into your post and the same Linky will appear. Your blog visitors can add their Facebook URL to your list and it will show up on all lists!

Feel free to copy and paste these instructions or just post the button and link back to me.

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Team Real Tree's Viotory

We inadvertantly ended up with a feud in our house. It didn't start out that way, but it has become the norm every year at Christmas time. Should we get a real tree or put up our 18 year old fake tree?
Team Real Tree obviously wants to go hunt through the cold freakin' snow and cut down a big, stinky, needle-shedding and probably prickly as can be tree that will drip sap on my wood floors that will never come off.
Team Fake Tree wants to skip the freakin' cold, the outdoors, the tree smell, the stupid sap that won't come off the wood floor in 4 years, and sweeping up pine needles for 3 months, and put up the dusty fake tree that is FREE!

This year I let Team Real Tree win. It was so important to their leader, and I wanted to submit to him. I also want the kids to have memories of happy things in their childhood. So, not only did I cave in, I also WENT WITH THEM this year.

Found the perfect looking tree, but mom requires that it not be pokey because pokey ones fall down twice a day and HURT to put back up. So they are checking it out and it is soft, a great height, and filled out nicely.

Then comes the sawing of the tree. Donnie does that. And he wisely wears the warm clothing needed for laying on the ground sawing away while everyone else hangs around and talks.

And then there is Cody, who currently refuses to wear a coat. I mean, gees, mom, we only live in Minnesota, it isn't like we live in Canada or something.

"Who you takin' pics of?"

The little ones trudged around through the snow banks, while I sat in the van taking pictures through the window.

None of the kids were bothered by the cold that sent me back to the van.

This is one of the first years in a LONG time, if ever, that Donnie took part in decorating the tree. He likes to come in at the last minute and put the star on the top. That's it. The part everyone wants.

Even the big kids helped decorate this year. Which was fun, since our decorations disappeared. Gone. I stole that garland from a box my mom left here. I also found about 10 ornaments from our Christmas banquet table from last year, so we have 10 ornaments, and 2 boxes of candy canes, along with the lights that normally go outside on our light pole.

But the tree looks nice and that is all that matters!

STC ~ Senior Texting Codes

Since more and more Seniors are texting and tweeting there appears to be a need for a STC (Senior Texting Code). If you qualify for Senior Discounts this is the code for you.

ATD: At The Doctor’s
BFF: Best Friend Farted
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM: Covered By Medicare
...CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center
DWI: Driving While Incontinent
FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
FYI: Found Your Insulin
GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
GHA: Got Heartburn Again
HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement
IMHO: Is My Hearing Aid On?
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
LOL: Living On Lipitor
LWO: Lawrence Welk’s On
OMMR: On My Massage Recliner
OMSG: Oh My – Sorry, Gas.
ROTFL – ACGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing… And Can’t Get Up
SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?
WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again
WTP: Where’s The Prunes?
WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil
WMDP: Where’s My Damn Phone?
GGLKI:Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In

Pledge Gift Basket Review and Giveaway

As my daughter was dusting in my living room the other day the smell of the Pledge reminded me of growing up. Saturday cleaning days, often times I had to would get to do the dusting. I actually enjoyed dusting! I like the lemon fresh scent. Memories!

Pledge is not just for your wood. It works on all sorts of surfaces: Leather, Stainless Steel, Granite, Marble, Laminate and Wood.

We mostly have wood, and we use Pledge to polish up our coffee and end tables, desks and even our dining room chairs! I am even planning to use it on my dining room table before Christmas.

Pledge is giving one of my lucky readers a Memories gift set which includes a can of Pledge, a microfiber towel, a gift basket (so sturdy and well made!!!), a deck of cards (to make memories!), a set of coasters that you can put pictures in to remember things, and a photo album.

Also, to celebrate all these surfaces that Pledge can clean for you, Pledge® is hosting the “Pledge® to Love Your Kitchen” Contest in partnership with Jyl Johnson Pattee of

About the Contest:

The contest offers moms the chance to win $15,000 in gift card(s) to a major home improvement retailer to help update their kitchen along with a year’s supply of Pledge® to make it shine. For all the details and official rules, go to

About Pledge®:

This holiday season Pledge® is empowering moms to put a new twist on their family’s tried and true traditions. One easy way to do that is to make all areas of your home shine. That’s right – that trusted yellow can under your kitchen sink can be used to dust, shine and protect a variety of household surfaces:

Stainless Steel

Check out more information at

The Memories Gift Set giveaway is open to US residents and ends January 5th, 2011.

Mandatory entry: Leave a comment on what surfaces you would use Pledge on or what surprised you that you can use Pledge on.

Extra entries:
(leave a separate comment for each entry)

1. Be a Google Friend follower of my blog.
2. Follow Our Seven Qtpies on Facebook.
3. Follow Qtpies7 on Twitter.
4. Sign up for my emails. (3 entries)
5. Blog this giveaway linking to this post and to Pledge® to Love Your Kitchen” Contest. (5 entries)
6. Share this on Facebook and paste the link in a comment.
7. Tweet this giveaway once a day and paste the link to the tweet in a comment.
(to paste links directly to comments and tweets, click on the time stamp of the comment)

I was given a gift set of Pledge to facilitate my review, I was not monetarily compensated for this post.

December 22, 2010

Jingle bells!

Ok, well, we aren't all that jingly over here, but Christmas is coming anyway.

Christmas can be such a depressing and hopeless time of year for people. I know it really stinks when you are beyond broke, and add to that this economy and so many, many people out of work.

I am not depressed, I just don't get all that excited about Christmas. It is just all so....... unnecessary. Jesus doesn't instruct us to remember his birthday (which didn't happen in December anyway) and He certainly wouldn't want it to be about THINGS. So it kind of turns me off a bit. I love giving presents to people, don't get me wrong, I just hate what it has all become about. Buy, buy, buy. Spend, spend, spend. Decorate, spend, buy, eat. Just so much of that and so little of Christ.

So, I really just don't pay too much attention to it. I buy the gifts we need to buy (this year I have WON a ton of my gift list!), and enjoy the important parts: spending time with family and giving to people who need. (because you need to take care of their needs so they can know how much you care) Jesus wants us to care for the poor and broken.

All that aside...........

We have a long-standing Christmas feud in our house. Team Real Tree against Team Fake Tree. Team Real Tree are the dreamers who love Christmas. Team Fake Tree are the ones who see wasted money and pine needles to clean up. This year I bowed my wishes to make my dreamers happy. Memories are worth more than the money, right? So Team Real Tree won this year. I'll have to post pics, I even went along to get the tree this year. And I never do that!

Then we went to decorate. Where are the decorations? Seriously, where are they? No idea where they are. We have a closet for them, but they aren't there. No lights, no ornaments, no STOCKINGS. Our tree has some stuff I stole from my mom's Christmas stuff, a garland, our outdoor lights, and candy canes! But it is still pretty.

My manger and nativity set did get put away correctly so that is set up. I worried about the kids breaking it because it is the only thing I have from my grandma. But Donnie threatened them with their lives and they only point, never touch. Sam says that Joseph is God, and there is just no convincing him otherwise. You can confuse him a little and he will call Jesus God and Joseph Jesus, but he won't give up that Joseph is Joseph. Cracks us up!

Kaytlin is home from college for a month. Not that she is ever HOME, but she sleeps here. Hopefully we'll find time to do some wedding planning and maybe order wedding invitations now that we have a place and date for both the wedding and reception. The cake is being planned, but will be a HUGE challenge to me. Chocolate sides. Chocolate hates me.

Drew won't be home, but he will be around New Years, and plans to be at the grand opening of our new church campus!

That's what's up here! I'll sign off with a little conversation I had with Trinity the other day when she overheard me say something about being fat.

Trinity "Mom, you are NOT fat!"
Me "I'm not?"
Trinity "No, you are just thick."

Hmm, that IS a little better sounding! lol

December 21, 2010

Midweek Mingle!


Welcome to Our Seven Qtpies!
Head over the the Mid Week Mingle sight to find everyone else, but please follow me while you are here. If you leave a comment, I will follow back!
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Let me know and I will repeat the favor!

December 20, 2010

Mend Mark Bracelet Giveaway! (CLOSED)

The winner is #23 Amanda H!

Mend Mark bracelets are a neat way to share your faith with people! They are simply a rubber bracelet that has a round circle on the top and bottom of your wrist. One says "Remember" and the other says "Love." The circles represent the scars Jesus bears because of His great love for us!
When people see your bracelet and ask you what it means, you get to share your faith and the love of Jesus with others. I think that is a great way to share God's love in a non-judgemental way.

The Mend Mark is a mission, a movement, an entire revolution. It is a bracelet meant to remind its wearers of Christ’s love and sacrifice, and its message is the passion of its creator, Hunter Harrison. His mission is to remind believers to remember Christ's love in life and death, but also inspire the wearers to a life of service.

Harrison strives to bring people together around the simplicity and power of love as lived by Jesus. But this is no example of passive love. The Mend Mark calls individuals in all walks of life to love with a profound sincerity and commitment great enough to change a neighborhood, a community, a world.

Harrison leads this call to love and sacrifice by example and joins hands with each Mend Mark bracelet purchaser to take the first step in global change. A portion of each bracelet sold goes to support Living Water International, an organization combating the clean water crisis victimizing over one billion people worldwide. Each $5,000 given will result in one well drilled, providing a community with clean water.

I get the privilege of giving away one of these faith-based bracelets to one lucky reader!

This giveaway is open to the US only, sorry, shipping is on my dime, and I have 7 qtpies to feed!
Giveaway ends December 30, 2010.

Mandatory entry:
Tell me who you would want to win this for. Leave an email addy if it isn't available in your profile, because I need to be able to find you if you win!

Extra entries:
(leave a separate comment for each entry)

1. Be a Google Friend follower of my blog.
2. Follow Our Seven Qtpies on Facebook.
3. Follow Qtpies7 on Twitter.
4. Sign up for my emails. (3 entries)
5. Blog this giveaway linking to this post and to The Mend Mark.
6. Share this on Facebook and paste the link in a comment.
7. Tweet this giveaway once a day and paste the link to the tweet in a comment.
(to paste links directly to comments and tweets, click on the time stamp of the comment)

Again, this giveaway is open to the US only and ends December 30, 2010 at midnight.

I received a sample product to facilitate my review, I was not compensated monetarily. This is my own opinion, not coerced in any way.

Mailbox Monday!

Welcome to Mailbox Monday!! A blog hop to boost your subscriber count!
Mailbox Monday is a great place to get new email subscribers to your blog! I am coming back to blogging after a long, healing hiatus, and would love to boost my stats!

Welcome to Our Seven Qtpies. I started this blog while pregnant with my 7th child, but it didn't stop there. I seem to collect children, and as they grow and marry, I keep adding! So, currently, I have my 7, a "fake son" who came to spend the night but hasn't left in the last 2 years, a daughter in law and soon to be son in law! (we are looking at adopting some little guys, but we'll see where that goes)

I like to blog about our crazy life with a large family. There is always something to laugh at here, and quite often gross things happen that I have to clean up. I've learned to deal. They DO grow up and leave, so I can face it for a time. Feel free to read and laugh at me, and then be thankful YOU don't have someone using poop for play doh and decorating your stairs with their pretty poop figures. True story.

I also like to blog reviews and giveaways, and those are starting up again this week!

Let me know you signed up for my emails and I will stop over and do the same for you!

December 19, 2010

A Chance to win Rosetta Stone level 1 of your choice!!!!!!!

Now is the perfect time to give your child the gift of possibilities for the holidays with Rosetta Stone Homeschool — and you can WIN a Level 1 Homeschool program, language of your choice (valued at $249)!

Right now Rosetta Stone is having a special Holiday promotion on our Homeschool Edition program and we’d like you to help spread the word! Everyone can save up to $150 on Rosetta Stone Homeschool by visiting our website at

By helping us spread the word you can win a Rosetta Stone Homeschool Edition Level 1 program, language of your choice, valued at $249.

This is a computer based curriculum and Rosetta Stone will also include a headset with microphone, and a supplementary “Audio Companion” CD so you can practice lessons in the car, on the go, or where-ever!

Students participate in life-like conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone incorporates listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing along with speaking and pronunciation lessons. For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program to allow parents to easily enroll up to ten students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, grade completed work (the program grades the work automatically as the students progress), and you can view and print reports for transcripts. Homeschooling a lot of kids at your house? This program is designed to enroll and track up to ten students (five users on two computers) and will work for nearly all ages — from beginning readers up to college students.

To win this program, copy these paragraphs and post them in (or as) your next blog post, and/OR post about this contest on your facebook page. Then go to the original page at and leave a comment saying that you’ve posted about, or have linked to, the contest. Please make sure the link works to get back to the original contest page when you post, and good luck!

December 10, 2010

The Mend Mark

I got a little email announcement about a bracelet and the company that makes it. It is called the Mend Mark. In it's simplicity it is a rubber bracelet, brown even, with two large dots. The dots go on the top and bottom of your wrists. One says Love and one says Remember. The are simple, but different enough that someone will have to ask what it means. Then you get to share.... Those dots are representative of the scars Jesus bears from being hung on the cross because of His great love for us, and we wear it to remember what His love prompted him to do for us.
The Mend Mark is a mission, a movement, an entire revolution. It is a bracelet meant to remind its wearers of Christ’s love and sacrifice, and its message is the passion of its creator, Hunter Harrison. His mission is to remind believers to remember Christ's love in life and death, but also inspire the wearers to a life of service.

Harrison strives to bring people together around the simplicity and power of love as lived by Jesus. But this is no example of passive love. The Mend Mark calls individuals in all walks of life to love with a profound sincerity and commitment great enough to change a neighborhood, a community, a world.

Harrison leads this call to love and sacrifice by example and joins hands with each Mend Mark bracelet purchaser to take the first step in global change. A portion of each bracelet sold goes to support Living Water International, an organization combating the clean water crisis victimizing over one billion people worldwide. Each $5,000 given will result in one well drilled, providing a community with clean water.

I love this bracelets simple, but profound, design. I would ask someone what the circles stand for. I am looking forward to purchasing several of these so that our family will all be wearing them.

I will be receiving a sample for my views on this product. However, these are my honest opinions, I was not paid for my opinions.

December 08, 2010


I've been very content with not having more kids. My kids are growing up and moving out and will be starting to have their own families in a year or so. It's kind of nice not having diapers or babies, or getting up at night, diaper bags and stuff like that. I still need a sitter for the younger two, but I CAN leave them, unlike a nursing baby.

I have freedom.

So lately I've been kind of wanting a baby. But don't really. But oh, how I do! No, I don't.

Sam came up to me the other day and said I had a baby in my tummy. No, I don't. He never really paid attention when I was pregnant with Aksel, and he hasn't mentioned it in the two months since Aksel died. But now he put his head to my tummy and said he could hear the baby in my tummy. Weird, huh? Am I pregnant? lol I don't think so. Guess we'll see.

But anyway, I've been looking at some adoption sites lately. I've just been drawn to them. Especially Down's syndrome babies from over seas. I showed a couple to Donnie and he even looked at the site and we were even both drawn to a couple of the same kids. But the price kind of turned us both away. We weren't seriously looking yet, and haven't even talked about adopting for real.

I then looked at local adoption, and found a place that pays all the fees! But none of the kids drew me in. So I just dropped it.

Then last night when I was putting the littles down to bed we read a book that must have been sent by my mom because I've never seen it. (she sends boxes of books to Trinity to read) Trinity handed me the book and I started reading it, having no idea what it was about, but it had a little girl and a ladybug on the cover. It was about little kids in China going to an orphanage to wait for a new mommy and daddy.

Hope-Anne says "Hmmm, ironic, isn't it?" Yes, it is. "You know, just today I prayed about you adopting, and that God would give a sign, and here it is."

Weird, huh?

Not that I am looking into it just yet, but maybe some day. Right now we are busy helping with a church planting in our town and committed to a year of service. That is our baby right now.

December 07, 2010

Cha Cha Changes!

I have a new "webmaster" who is a 9th grader, a friend of Cody's. He played a little trick on me one day, pretending to put a virus on my computer to scare me. Ticked me off. The little smarty thinks he's funny, huh? Well, I don't get how that was funny, but I do get that he can write html.
So I hired the guy to come and tweek my blog for me for some supper. He put the little links down under my posts so you can easily tweet, blog or facebook my posts and giveaways. I know, blogger actually has an easy link thing, but my blog is "special" and doesn't play nicely because it is a custom design. It took quite a bit of trial and error, but he got it!

And then I got him to make a scrolling marquis of my blog buttons on my side bar. That took a lot longer because he didn't know exactly what I wanted, but we did it! My blog was a mile long with all the great holiday giveaway buttons and giveaway blog buttons that I've collected. This is such a relief to me!

We agreed to me cooking for him, but he worked so hard I have him a little money, too. You rock, Austin!

Oh, that Sam!

Sam is growing up so fast! I can't believe he is actually 4 already. My baby is 4 years old! Breaks my heart to not have a baby in the house and to have my older kids growing up, moving out, getting careers, getting engaged and married. Hopefully grand babies will be on the near horizon to help out the lack of baby in the house!

Despite growing up, Sam is still doing and saying funny things to amuse us all the time. He has become quite the video game addict. Following in his big brothers' footsteps quite nicely. He even is able to play very, very well. So amazing are his skills that one day Devon and Brian (our fake son) had come in the room and saw him playing and stopped to watch him. He was moving the Wii controller and playing and Devon was just blown away! "Look at him play! He is awesome, Mom! Brian look at that! I would have gotten hurt by now!" And Brian was all in awe, too. "Wow, how did he do that?"
Well, turns out he wasn't playing at all, it was on a screen that shows you how to get through some part or something, lol, basically a video of someone playing a perfect game. We got a good laugh out of that one.

I don't really play much of the games on the Wii, so I don't know how to work very many of them. I refuse to help the kids when they get "stuck" because I don't know what I'm doing and they yell at me that I am doing it wrong, so if they know more than me, why ask me to help them? lol I just refuse. So Sam has finally gotten that, apparently, and quit asking me. The other day Sam got stuck on something, so he went to the basement door and opened it and I looked over to see what on earth he was doing. He yelled down the stairs "Cody!" I had to break his heart that Cody was in school. So he stomped off to the stairs and started to yell for Devon. So I broke his heart that Devon, too, was in school. So he says "Well, where's Drew?" Oh, honey, Drew doesn't live here anymore! Poor guy! He was ticked at his brothers for not being there for all his needs! They had all 3 been here for days over Thanksgiving weekend helping him play day after day. He liked that.

The other night I was reading to Sam and Trinity and Hope was hanging around listening. It was a book about balls and it talked about how they were round, except one kind, the football. So I asked Sam if he could find the football and he said no. What? Really?
"Sam, can you find a football?" and I circled a bunch of balls on a page.
Sam said "No, I can't find it."
"Sam, you can find one, can't you? Find a football."
So, Sam puts his finger right on the picture of the football and says "I can't find that."
We cracked up!
Donnie explained to us that when Sam hears "find" something, he relates it to real life, like go find the remote. If we meant in the book we should have said can you POINT to the football. Ok, then, lol, literal much?

Yesterday Sam came over to me wearing shorts, yes shorts in the winter in Minnesota, and said "Warm me up, Mommy Pederson." Really? lol My last name? Where did that come from, and do you have some other mom that you would need to do that? LOL

December 04, 2010

Your choice of Pillow Pet giveaway found!

Life With 4 Boys is giving away a Pillow Pet of your choice! This is my favorite of the giveaways so far! Pillow Pets are the hottest toy of the season that I have seen. My youngest 3 kids are all vying to get one, and I think even the older kids would like one, too.
I am doing my best to enter all the giveaways for one that I can find, and I am sharing them with you! (if you love me, you can win one for me, if your kids don't want one!)

Life with 4 Boys also has several other giveaways going and a Holiday Gift Guide you should check out by clicking the button below.
Life With 4 Boys

Another great giveaway found!

Baby Loving Mama is giving away one of the HOTTEST toys of the year. And I know just how hot it is! My kids, who don't usually beg for things off commercials, have been begging me for a Pillow Pets for months! Trinity, Sam AND Hope are all asking for one! I'm trying to win at least one, if not 3, for under our tree this year.

Wish me luck! Or go enter to win for me, haha.

December 03, 2010

Surfin Saturdays

Welcome to Our Seven Qtpies! I'm Lisa, or Qtpies7, mom to the qtpies, wife to hubby, and now a mother in law to a great daughter in law! I blog about all the crazy happenings in the life of a large family, life BEING crazy, and I love to do reviews and giveaways. I took a little hiatus due to some very sad and stressful situations, but I am happy to say that I am in good shape now and ready to blog!
Leave me a comment that you followed me and I will follow back!

For those of you who are my readers and wonder what is this Surfing Saturday? Click the blog button to join the Surfin Saturdays hop. You put your link in the hop and you will get some followers on Google friend connect this week, each week it is different. Head over to find out the rules! But follow me on Google friend first, I'll follow you back!

December 02, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Baby Gizmo is giving away a great prize every day from December 1 through 12! It is the Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

These are some big prizes, including a Peg Perego high chair!

From their site:

The best thing about the giveaways is that all you have to do is log in to be entered to win. For the first 11 days, a random winner will be picked from all the people that log in on that day. Prizes include products from:Prizes include products from: Inglesina, Storksak, Step2, Peg Perego, Mutsy, pediped, Kushies, kokopax, Moonlight Slumber, Oilo, Little Tikes, Baby Legs, Britax, Silikids and BUGABOO!!!

On the 12th day, a winner will be picked from everyone that logged in during the entire 12 days for a fabulous, ultra-chic Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller. Easy as that!

Calling all bloggers!
They are also giving away a $250 Visa gift card to a blogger for writing up this giveaway! Head over and read the rules, then blog it for a chance to win!

Todays great giveaways!

Enter to win a Magical Unicorn Pillow Pet at Emmy's Boos and Rawrs! Ends Dec. 8th.

PS Mom Reviews is also giving away a Magical Unicorn Pillow Pet. Ends 12/12

What Mommies Need is giving away a magical Unicorn My Pillow Pet. Ends 12/13

And another ladybug pillowpet! At Musing Mainiac!

I am soooo psyched to find another Pillow Pet giveaway on Cakeblast! Contest Ends Monday, December 13th
Cakeblast ladybug giveaway. ends 12/8 (tweet and FB daily)

This is a MUST-HAVE for me! I live in Minnesota and let me tell you, it is COLD even if it is 70 in the house. The lack of moisture makes everything feel colder. But if my feet are warm, then I am warm. So, I think this would be amazing, and would help me enter and blog about many more giveaways!
Go enter to win this for your favorite blogger! OK, enter it for yourself, but thank me for the win, haha.

Giveaway – WarmlyYours Radiant Heater – Ends 12/17/10 At Sweeps for Bloggers.

December 01, 2010

Even MORE giveaways!

Sarah's Blog of Fun is giving away a Ladybug Pillow Pet! Must Have!!!!

I entered to win a $300 gift card from Dear Crissy & Bare Necessities! I totally want to win to get a sweet pair of Ugg boots and some undergarments, of course!

OurKidsMom is giving away a puppy pillow pet. So cute! You know how badly I want to win this! Ends today. Hurry!!!
She is also giving away a My Twinn Doll! ends December 8

Mommy Minded is giving away a puppy pillow pet! Ends December 6th. (You could win it for ME if you don't want it!)