In celebration of their 25th Year Anniversary, Burt's Bees is giving away 25,000 Beeswax Lip Balms. That is 1,000 Beeswax Lip Balms per day until June 20, 2009.
The giveaway start times are randomized so the start time can begin anywhere between between 9 a.m. and 12 noon EDT. For more information, terms & conditions, and to get your chance to win visit Burt's Bees today. I got mine, you can get one too.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Posted by Melissa @ 11:01 AM
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I just found out today that my Lite-Bright photo that I entered into the April 2009 Contest on BetterPhoto.com came in Second Place. I am so excited. This was a much needed blessing for me and the Lord pulled me through.
If anyone is interested in seeing all or any of the April 2009 winning images, they can be viewed at http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/winners/0904.asp And if you are a photo enthusiast like me, and you want to enter this month's contest or even learn more about photography then visit BetterPhoto.com for more information. Let your talent shine through.
Posted by Melissa @ 11:21 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Happy Birthday Little People!!!
Fisher-Price's Little People® are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month. It was back in 1968 that their first Family Play Farm hit the stores. Amazing!!
and Fisher-Price are giving away two Fisher-Price Play ‘n Go Farms.
Enter today for your chance to win!!
Contest ends Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. ET
Posted by Melissa @ 5:25 PM
Monday, May 18, 2009
I just heard about this wonderful website over the Christian Radio Station in my area. The website is called. . .
What it basically is is a search engine where family's can go to find cool meal deals for kids, from their local restaurants, such as free meals and special deals. Definitely a great way to lighten up the load on your wallet.
All you need to do is enter you zip code and the search engine will generate a list of the restaurants that are in your area and their deals. And to narrow down your search, the site also allows you to specify the mile radius and the day. And soon you will also be able to specify the cuisine. Pretty neat little gadget that helps out big. So the next time you looking to take the family out for a meal, look no further than KidsMealDeals.com.
Oh, by the way, if you own a restaurant, KidsMealDeals.com is looking to add you. And it's FREE. Just check out their site for further information and get listed.
Posted by Melissa @ 12:51 PM
Friday, May 15, 2009
During my search for Twitter buttons I came across a wonderful website created by SplashPressMedia (@splashpress) called Twitter Buttons. They offer a wide array of Twitter buttons that you can use for FREE on your Blog, Webpage, etc. And it's easy to do. Here's a few examples of what they have to offer.
Just go to the Twitter Buttons website, enter your Twitter ID in the specified box at the top of their page and press go. Once you press go the code is generated using your Twitter ID. From there all you need to do is pick the Twitter Button you'd like to use for your page, copy the code, and place it on your page. Simple and easy. And their selections are wonderful.
Posted by Melissa @ 8:19 AM
Thursday, May 14, 2009
All Scripture contained in the Old and New Testaments is verbally, plenarily, and inerrantly inspired by God. It is the authoritative guide for all Christian understanding, life and ministry.
There is but one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is infinite, eternal, and almighty.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son, is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and He lived a sinless life. He died, shedding His blood in His substitutionary death for sinners, then was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
The Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit, Who is Lord and giver of life, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and unites man to Jesus Christ by faith. We believe the Holy Spirit seals and indwells all believers. The filling of the Holy Spirit is not an unconditional promise to all believers; the indwelling is.
Man was created in the image and likeness of God. It was by man's free volition that he disobeyed God, incurring physical and spiritual death (separation from God). Each human being is born with a sin nature. Because of this each human is a sinner by nature and is in need of a divine salvation.
Salvation is a gift from God. This was accomplished by Christ's substitutionary death; all who believe in Him are justified by the shedding of His blood. Because salvation is given by grace, the believer's salvation is eternally secure.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is sent upon all who believe in Jesus Christ. This takes place in each believer at the moment of salvation. Continual infilling may follow. Each gift given by the Holy Spirit is for the edification of the Body of Christ, and is still present today.
The Great Commission:
We believe that the fulfillment of the Great Commission is the responsibility of all believers.
The church is the body and the bride of Christ. It is dedicated to the worship and service of God and the observance of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The primary task of the church in all ages is to teach all nations and to make disciples through the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
Christ will return to rapture His church. Immediately following this event will be the seven-year tribulation period. Concluding this, Christ will come again to the earth and establish His rule for a 1,000 year period. The Great White Throne judgment of the unsaved, coupled with Satan being cast into the lake of fire, will then allow Christ to establish a New Heaven and a New Earth. This is the consummation of all things.
Posted by Melissa @ 10:09 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Have you ever wonder how life began? You know, the beginning of mankind itself. Do you have your doubt's about evolution and believe that there must be more. Have you ever thought about Creationism but didn't know where to go. Well, I've got the answer. And the answer is Answer in Genesis.
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. They focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible.
Posted by Melissa @ 7:33 PM
Olive Kids May Contest features Tea Party
and Game On Personalized Floor Pillows!
is giving away 1 Olive Kids Personalized Floor Pillow valued at $59.99. Enter today to be 1 of the 4 Grand Prize Winners. Winners will get to choose between the Tea Party or Game On designs, as well as their choice of personalization!
Contest Ends May 31, 2009 See Official Contest Rules for more detail.
Posted by Melissa @ 7:06 AM
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Which Everio Camera fits your family's lifestyle?
Tell JVC Everio which one and you will be entered to win a trip to BlogHer '09 in Chicago, IL on July 24th - 25th and a JVC Everio camera to capture all the memories!
Posted by Melissa @ 8:40 PM
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment along with Overstock.com, Baskin-Robbins, Spa-Addict's.com, and Pevonia Botanical Spa Care are sponsoring the "Wonder What You Can Win" Instant Win & Sweepstakes.
Enter daily for more chances to win. See official rules for more information.
Posted by Melissa @ 5:02 PM
Okay so anyhow, for the past month or so (being new to blogging) I have been trying to add a navigation bar with tabs to my blog. I did a few searches for info and tried a couple of different things but I just couldn't figure it out at all. I tried doing it this way, and that way, even got to the point of having a few navigational heads at the top of my page but nothing seemed to be working out right. I was getting to the point of frustration. lol
So now, after spending a little bit of time on it yesterday, I finally figured it out. The ironic thing about it all was that it wasn't that difficult at all. Ugh!! When following the step by step instructions from the Blog Doctor's article. . . Free CSS Navigation Menus in Blogger. . . it was a breeze. I have to say that I even surprised myself. So if you find yourself new to blogging. This site is definitely a good place to start.
Posted by Melissa @ 4:27 PM
Wishing every mom a beautiful, wonderful, happy and blessed Mother's Day!! Hope you get spoiled rotten today. You deserve it. lol. God Bless!
I know some of you may have read this poem before but I thought I would share it will you ladies on this special day.
BEFORE I WAS A MOM
Before I was a Mom;
I made and ate hot meals,
I had unstained clothing,
I brushed my hair every day,
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.
Before I was a Mom;
I cleaned my house each day,
I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous,
I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on, peed on, or
pinched by tiny fingers.
Before I was a Mom;
I never thought about immunizations,
I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
I never looked into teary eyes and cried,
I never felt my heart break into pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt,
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
Before I was a Mom;
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down,
I never sat up late hours of the night watching a baby sleep,
I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
Before I was a Mom;
I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts and my body,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a mom.
Before I was a Mom;
I never knew that something so small could effect my life so much,
I never knew that I could love someone so much,
I never knew I would love being a Mom,
I didn't know the bond between a Mother and her child,
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much.
Posted by Melissa @ 8:46 AM
Saturday, May 9, 2009
5 Minutes for Mom is having this awesome giveaway for all you mom's this Mother's Day. You've still got plenty of time today so stop by and enter to win. And while you are there check out the rest of their site for wonderful articles, information, and more giveaways.
Posted by Melissa @ 9:52 AM