Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wanna win some gveaways?

adding a few more contest that can help you out for the holidays!! GOOD LUCK!


hulahoopingmomgiveaways-Here is a chance to win a halloween costume from anytime costumes! ends tomorrow!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Free bag of Dogfood

www.puppystart.comRegister with Eukanuba and get a coupon for a free bag of dogfood! hurry.. look at bottom of page for signup..
thanks for stopping by,look around while your here!new contest up!

Starting again~Betty R

Help for the Holidays~Win Christmas presents!

I am trying to post giveaways here that i think will be good Christmas presents for you,the kids,grand kids or just special people in your life.Finances are hard for a lot of us,so yes,this is a frugal,saving way to get those holiday gifts that otherwise you may not be able too.Most all of these i have entered myself.Yes with 5 wonderful grands,3 kids,nephews ,yes...I can surely use these also.But more than just that,you will find some wonderful bloggers to give you ideas,reviews,crafts,news,inspiration, sometimes just find another friend.SO...look around these blogs while your there,become a follower so you can find them again!We all work hard on blogs,some way more than others,so tell them you enjoyed coming by!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND THANKS TO THE BLOGGERS AS WELL AS THE SPONSORS!So pull up a chair,get a drink,Go visit Bloggville!The newest and hottest place to hang out...


Betty R~Starting Again!!!!



coffeewiththemrs is giving you the opp to win something very special for your little girl.My granddaughters would love this for years to come and i bet your's would do!Head over there,look around and get your entries in,this giveaway has a deadline of
Step2 would like to give one lucky winner at coffee with the Mrs. a LifeStyle New Traditions Kitchen of their own!! (This could save you a bundle in your holiday shopping).

Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Jabbering Jessi she is giving away a baby/toddler/child/teen halloween costume of choice from Anytime Costumes



the dirty shirt-Heaven's Alchemy Perfume Sample Pack ENDS 9/29 enter now
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trying2staycalm one lucky winner gets the plug in warmer and a Scentsy bar.Giveaway ends on Tues. Oct. 6th, great for the home over the holoiday!


beautifulangelzz has a giveaway even the hubby would love!The sponsor,Lucky Earth, is giving One lucky reader to beautiful angelz the Entire line of the Lucky Earth products. I am so jealous ha ha! better enter !

Smart Pocket Cloth Diaper Ends Oct 2

Bibi & Mimi shoes Ends Oct 2

Costumes 4 less Ends Oct 2 OH MY!they are giving away the costume my grandson is beggin for!!! please please!!!! Transformers Optimus Prime Deluxe Child Costume///

Anytime CostumesEnds Oct 9 anytime-costume-review-and-giveaway woo hoo,,more than one way to win transformer costumes for my 2 grandsons! Pray and luck!

We Love Colors TightsEnds Oct 9

Custom greeting cardsEnds Oct 16


Cathy over at Psychic Mama has done it again!For all you Nascar Fans,or if your like me,have a family member that does,This contest is fr you!1 Winner will receive (1)Official NASCAR Track Bag, (1)Official NASCAR Fleece Jacket, Size M(Men's),(1)Official NASCAR Sunglasses, (1)NASCAR Poster. Open to U.S. Only.(Sorry, Canada!) 18+. Ends November 15, 11:59PM PST.
This one calls out to Robert!My good luck all ,including myself! ;)

She also has several other contest .Make sure you check out all possible entries!
psychicmama lazy afternoon giveaway!ends 11=9

psychic mama -1 Winner will receive a "for Coffee Lovers" CD and a variety of International Coffee flavors. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada. 18+ Giveaway ends November 8, 11:59 PM PST.Nov. 1, 11:59 PM P


BooJee Beads Beaded Lanyard ENDS 9/29 at the dirty shirt
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thedirtytshirt YOU CAN WIN THE Modern Lines KitcheN FOR YOUR LITTLE GIRL! sponsored by ! Thank you both,ends oct 8th!
while there enter these giveaways also!
Zula Patrol DVDs and VIP status to ENDS 10/5
Hello Night CD ENDS 10/6
Mama says, "No More Frozen Pizza" Recipe Box ENDS 10/6
$25 E-Certificate to Zazzle ENDS 10/7
True Learning iPhone App Pack ENDS 10/8
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Black/Leopard Cleaning Gloves ENDS 10/11
Frito Lay Tailgate Party Pack ENDS 10/11
Frito Lay Tailgate Party Pack ENDS 10/11dirty shirt enter now!
coffeewiththemrs is giving you the opp to win something very special for your little girl.My granddaughters would love this for years to come and i bet your's would do!Head over there,look around and get your entries in,this giveaway has a deadline of
Step2 would like to give one lucky winner at coffee with the Mrs. a LifeStyle New Traditions Kitchen of their own!! (This could save you a bundle in your holiday shopping).
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ends 10/15/09.
thanks to
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contest ends October 13th

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also while there enter this!
katiesnestingspot(clicky clicky gives you a chance to win Envié Bath and Body's Review and Giveaway..ends october 12th to US only,


couponjourney is giving away one of those great Pur Flavor Pitchers!PUR Flavor Options-ends 9/30-2 Winners!what are you waiting for! go...

Ever get behind???Grandparents is this your life?

Blessed morning everyone!
Are you like me and seems like more and more you get behind?I think it comes with age,i really do.Stress and health plays a large part too i know.The reason i decided to name this blog starting again is because over the past 10 years i feel i have started agin.I could make a book here,but no worries,i will not.
I have a 29 year old son,who is a certified termite exterminator as well as a computer whiz,and lead singer in a band and a bass player in another,He has went on tour with the bands around the usa several times and can play dang near anything he wants too.Loves the hippie look but at the same time,one of the sweetest guys you could meet(most is now the father of one of my granddaughters 16 months old,and with my precious daughter in law Julie!She is such a blessing to our family.I do love Julie!She is a wonderful partner for my son and the best mom i could ever have for Charlize mae.She is visiting her family in Arizona now with little princess and we do miss them.
I have a 27 year old daughter that could be a model if she had so inclined.She is very good at decoarating and arrangine things together,something i wish i had more of.She made some very bad decisions at one time in her life with meth,that almost cost her her kids.Through a hige struggle,determination ,God and family ,she has been clean now 24 months!Thank God.Her story is looking better every day.She is now very involved with her kids and school activities ,as well as the mother of 3 of my grandkids.Age 7,4,and 15 months.She has her hands full,yes....
When they were teens i met ,now hubby Jeff,along with his 4 year old that his mom dropped off at my house just a few short weeks after me and Jeff were dating.One of the reasons we went ahead and married were because of this.I believe a child needs the care of a mother or mother figure.Through these last 13 years Zacks mom would come in and out of the picture and his grandma just enough to make this little boys life a mess,full of lies and deceit.Even to the point of telling him we kidnapped him,etc,because she chose not too have anything to do with him for 2 solid calls,xmas presents nothing,and she lives only 15 miles away!!!!she chose her life,that did not involve raising a child,but would not let him be happy!Now at age 17 he has chosen to be with her and now is in trouble with the law for shooting out windows at her trailer park!!!!They have literally destroyed him and do nt care!I could write a book here on just this BUT,,,,and yes through the years we have tried using police,jail scares,church,juvinile persons and none could help us with him.So now,we have an almost grown son who you can do nothing with but pray!
Back to my grandkids,in 2002 Billy was born.By age 8 months we had him over half the time.Kolby was born in 2005 ,june,when he was 5 months old he was left with me for 5 months,most all time.Drugs had started now.He went back when she got clean at 13 months and then came back at 18 months and billy was 4 .For 15 months i did not hear from my daughter.Did not know if she was dead or alive!I would not wish this on anyone.She came back that october pregnant with my granddaughter ,2 1/2 months along ,and through a tough battle has got her life and kids getting along pretty good.She knows this is something she can never forget ,nor them,but she can keep it from happening again.Talk about stress and learning to depend on GOD! Yes prayer can help and get you through...Now the kids are with Rita and with me on weekends.I miss them while they are gone,but a well needed break when i know they are ok.Grandparents are suppose to be grandparents..not parents.We are missing out on a special role with our kids anymore.But i must say we are making bonds that we would not have any other way.So any of you starting again with grandkids you raise as kids,,I understand!There are so many women now that from just selfish,to drugs,to physical mental problems,don't keep their kids.Bless the little one's in this generation but aWARDS TO YOU ALL THAT DO STEP UP AND TAKE CARE OF THESE PRECIOS LITTLE ONES!!!!!!there are a lot of kids that even grandparents will not take...

So when i am behind,,,IM is the way it is!This is my life.. ;)

Have a good one readers and thanks for coming by..Leave me a comment..Is this your life?????

Starting Again~Betty R
Got too stop making a book,,,,So if i do get behing ,please forgive me.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Need help with Holidays? Enter to win!

Need a little or a lot of help over the holidays?Enter these giveaways for the kids and for us big kids too!
happy sunday everyone!
Betty R~Starting Again

snipsandsnailsboutique has a PLASMA CAR up for grabs!I so want to win 1 of these for the grandkids! All of them could play with this,from big to little!Praying for the plasma car for my kids!!!!! ends oct 1!

trying2staycalm Thanks to . one lucky reader will win a $50 gift card at trying to stay calm! Giveaway ends on Tues. Sept. 29th, 2009. The Homestead Company Review and Giveaway...ends sept 29th -Scentsy Review and Giveaway ends sept 29th

Oak Hill Designs Review and Giveaway
Personalized Pumpkin Review and Giveaway...
Hasbro National Family Game Night tryin to stay calm-ends sept 29th

kcpennypinchinmama win a 20.00 gc to walmart! ends sept 30..
adding more now!

Peace Love Mom will be giving away one "Lucky Watermelon Burn Out Vneck Tee"! @hail2thesnowqueen ends sept 29th!

snipsandsnailsboutique has a PLASMA CAR up for grabs!I so want to win 1 of these for the grandkids! All of them could play with this,from big to little!Praying for the plasma car for my kids!!!!! ends oct 1!

snipsandsnailsboutique enter to win mabels labels!

aggie-localoba.blogspot win a poster of your fav pic!ends tonight sponsored by

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Win, Win, Win!

Sorry i have gotten a little behind.Hubby has been out of work this week and when he is here,i can get nothing none! Not too mention i have 3 of the grandkids,so,,,One day at a will try to post a few giveaways i have entered this week so you have the chance also.I would like to take the time to say thank you to my readers and also my followers.If your not already following please take a moment to do so.I have some great things coming up for the holiday season for your family from ideas,recipes,giveaways and reviews...
I do appreciate all of you.

What can you enter to win this week????
Let's see....Thanks for stopping by.Take a second to follow me and don't miss a giveaway.

Betty R~Starting again

akblessingsabound one
lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win a 5X7 rug (12 tiles) from the FLOR™ excluding Shaggy Sheep and Coir! These are nice and would be great for holidays or as a gift for someone you care about!i like the princess pink!Would this not be dear in a girl's room!head on over ends October 25th at 11:59 PM click above to enter
mom blog,mom blogger,blessings abound mommy,blessings abound

Tide, Bounce, & Downy Laundry Gift Basket Giveaway! 3 winners:in 2 days, 15 hours, 47 minutes I would love to win this,save good on my tide and softner buying...

Danielson Designs the Studio Giveaway:
in 2 days, 15 hours, 47 minutes
Anytime Costumes Giveaway:
in 5 days, 15 hours, 47 minutes
Le Creuset Forged Hard-Anodized Deep Fry Pan and Glass Lid Set Giveaway:
in 6 days, 15 hours, 47 minutes
AGELESS Anti-Age Perfume Giveaway:
in 7 days, 15 hours, 47 minutes
Bravado Designs Maternity & Nursing Bra Giveaway:


notimemom. has an anytime costume giveaway up until 10/8/09-these are great,go check em out!


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Unique Baby Nursery Themes and Bedding

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Washing clothes,cleaning house and blogging

Happy Thursday!
Washing clothes,cleaning house and blogging,,lol,, what an assortment of things we do everyday.Yesterday we went down to testify about a murder trial from 8 years ago.We were all down fishing at the gulf in florida and we found a young lady floating in the bay.It was a very bad thing,so sad.It has taken them this long to arrest and have court .But at least now maybe her family can gain closure.maybe a little anyway.I have thought a lot about them through the years.She left a small son behind,anyway it looks like an ex boyfriend may have done it to her.Will keep updated on this.Court is in november .
I will be going to pick up little man tomorrow,keeping him here all the time for several years ,seemd strange when he is gone to school during the week at his moms.But glad they are doing good now.Clean for 22 months for my daughter is..THANK GOD!WELL Back to the washing,have a great day.I will be adding a few giveaways through out the day...

have a great day!
Betty R~Beginning again

prissygreen clothing review and giveaway has a contest sponsored by KOA Clothing

KOA has generously offered up TWO organic t-shirts for two Prissy Green Readers! You select the style, and the size! Men or Women’s! prissygreen
taylorsmommy-taysmommy.blogspot has a
Sports guys review and giveaway,you have until oct 5th to enter!One lucky winner will receive a set of Sports guys of their choice
taylorsmommy-taysmommy is offering one lucky reader their choice of any Infant, Toddler, Child or Teen costume.
thenursemommy. is also giving away a costume from ANYTIME COSTUME!ends 9/30
makingmyamericandreamgives us yet another chance at a costume from ANYTIME COSTUMEs! I am so trying to win one of these for grandsons, Giveaway will end on October 8th at 11:59pm ET//

Kenneth Brown Baby Crib Bedding Review & Giveaway at makingmyamericandream


makingmyamericandream-Fall into Fashion - For Baby: Kushies Giveaway-rainjacket!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

more giveaways in bloggville! she has a super giveaway going on now and
Orgasmic Review: Eden Fantasy's Giveaway $50 GC get it girls!


katiesnestingspot Win a PUR Flavor Options Pitcher:
Try out PUR Flavor Options by winning your own pitcher, stage 2 pitcher filter, and a raspberry flavor cartridge.

enter contest below while there,,
18X24 Rolled Poster Print from UPrinting, 9/24

SUPER DUPER BIG Kid's Art Easel and Paint Giveaway from All Children's Furniture, 10/5

24X36 Vinyl Banner from UPrinting, 10/13

psychicmamaindigochild halloween giveaway!

2 Winners will each receive a Halloween BASKET brimming with an assortment of Halloween candy!
Open to U.S. & Canada 18+ I LIKE CANDY! i have my ebtries in so you better hurry over and get your's in..the kids will love ya!!!! ;)
Lots more giveaways up now also so check them all out!
psychicmamaindigochild 1 Winner will receive THE BOOK, "If You're Happy and You Know It!" by Jane Cabrera. Giveaway is open to US & CANADA. 18+. Giveaway ends September 30.
psychicmama my little pny giveaway!5 Winners will each receive a My Little Pony critter. I can't tell you which one, but you will have the choice for a boy or girl! You can even choose to have a vintage one!Contest ends 11:59 PM PST October 12. Open to US and Canada. 18+
thanks to the sponsor target="_blank">
enter the lilhiccups I AM POSSIBILITIES Token Product Review/Giveaway ,one lucky winner will get 3!1 for you and 2 for friend or family..enter noe ,ends the 25th...
thanks to the sponsor- thegoodcheercompany


lilhiccups and sponsored by has a Treasured Sweets Giveaway for one more week! enter now
lilhiccups also is giving you a chance to win ReUsies™. ReUsies
are a re-usable alternative to sandwich/snack bags, each one has the potential to eliminate hundreds of plastic bags.ends sept 23rd! ReUsies

brokenteepee is giving away a great bannaer from ,,This is available to my US readers only. It will be send FREE by UPS Ground.
All entries need to be in by 10/27/09 by 9PM MDT (unless we have switched to standard time by then and then it is 9PM MST)


Good luck all and thanks for stoppin by!

Betty R~Starting again

Monday, September 21, 2009

Giveaways this week!

Make sure you catch some of these.If you have a giveaway ,feel free to leave it and the link in comments to share with others...

Betty R~Starting Again

will be updating through the day!
mommy-momo Zhu Zhu Pets Review & Giveaway!this Saturday October, 3rd.
These little pets are great for the kids and guess what?NO CLEANUP!

With Halloween just weeks away,trying2staycalm has a giveaway going , Thanks to, she is giving away
one costume up to a $75.00 value. USA only please. hurry ends sept. 29th!
Trying To Stay Calm
trying2staycalm also has EO Products Review and Giveaway...ends today..go go!

trying2staycalm win a very cool custom tee!ends today!

Click here to win the Backseat Drawing Game by Tues. Sept. 22nd!

Click here to win a Yoplait Delight Gift Pack by Tues. Sept. 22nd!from trying to stay calm!

Click here to win a Premier Rubbermaid set by Tues. Sept. 22nd!
Trying To Stay Calm


passionatelycuriousblog win the Dolce Mia Giveaway! ends oct 6th


babasfarmlife has a WB Looney Tunes Eating Healthy Program Week 2 - Giveaway! Stop in for some great ideas also and
You can always stop in at for more healthy eating tips
jabberingjessi has a pop a tot up for giveaway!these are great ,so head over and win one for the little ones.this is something you will appreciate as well!

Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Jabbering Jessi. She is giving away a complete laundry system from Mystic Wonders Inc.
Go check out the Back 2 Blogging Bash on Jabbering Jessi. She is giving away a Pop A Tot, this is one cool invention.This giveaway will end on October 9th

Jebbering Jessi
check out all these giveaways she has now!
Back 2 Blogging Giveaways
All will be open until October 9th at 11:59pm EST.
#1 Bebe bottle sling
#2 See Kai Run
#3 Pop A Tot
#4 M.A.H. Creations
#5 Ouchies
#6 Personalized Books Ontario
#7 Fun Felts
#8 boogie Wipes
#9 Little Miss Matched
#11 Boon Squirt Spoon
Little Jumping Beans Review
#12 Beyond Quilts
#13 Mystic Wonders
#14 Mr. Bobbles Blankets
#15 The Spunky Monkey
#16 Smart Mom Jewelery
#17 Sonic Alert
#18 makc Creations
#19 Dee's DeeZigns
#20 Cupcake Cuddles
#21 Poochy couture
#22 Miche Bag
#23 Woombie
#24 Masterlock
#25 Safety Tat
#26 Minky Baby Blanket
#27 Feeder Frock
#28 Pink & Pigtails
#29 Sleepy Wrap
#30 WeeSqueaks Beibei Shoes
#31 Simply faBOWlous
#32 WAT-AHH!
#33 Must Have Shoes
#34 Dropper Stopper
#35 Curious Chef
#36 Yoplait Delights
couponwahm skin candy giveaway!First time i have been by there,but i will be back!Very nice blog and makes you feel t home..go by and say hello//


katiesnestingspot Super Duper Kid's Art GIVEAWAY from All Children's Furniture this ends october 5th! spomsored by

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frugalmommyof2girls giveaway!
Stitch a Wish Designs Giveaway ~Halloween Feature"
enter to win a Stitch a Wish tutu:
end September 30, 2009 9:00

frugalmommyof2girls modern-frills win it
This is a very well made canvas tote that will last years.
Our bag features:
12 ounce cotton canvas
Natural web handles
Reinforced at stress points
15" x 12.5" x 4"
ends sept 29th!

frugalmommyof2girls giveaway

Campus Quilt Company giveaway at frugalmommyof2girls.blogspot ends sept 26th!
lovetoshopmom has a My Pair Tree Review & Giveaway ending sept 24th! love flip flops? you'll love this.

Love! This Site Giveaway - three winners ENDS October 5th

Natalie's Sentiments
redbuddesigns.blogspot what giveaway is it?
A giveaway and donation drive, benefiting Dry Bones Denver
The winner will receive a complete blog makeover for you or a friend ($60 value!), as well as a Dry Bones t-shirt! This is a super way t help other people ,head over and chack it out!from Wednesday, September 16th - Tuesday, September 22nd, midnight central time
Redbud Designs
Redbud Designs
energizerbunnysmommyreport has a Mighty Putty, Mighty MendIt- Review & Giveaway right now thru October 10 2009 at 10 pm Central time..enter now! this stuff is great!

energizerbunnysmommyreportsgives you a chance to win a plasma car!!! hurry ends sept. 26th!

in celebration of my birthday today, the giveaway will begin for 1 Keurig Platinum Brewing System plus 4 boxes of K Cups!!!!!!!!!!!!!until Monday, 9/28/09 at 7:59 PM EST

Grandson's testimony and mine.What are you waiting for Church?

Good afternoon friends,
I am so happy to feel better today.I had an awful night last night.My temp actually dropped to 95 degrees!I checked this 2 times to be sure.If you have never had that happen ,let me tell you,your body and mind feel terrible!I was dizzy,exhausted,sleepy,fighting not to lay down because for a while i was scared to go to sleep here alone!It was frightening.Then to top that off i got sick on my stomach with terrible heartburn...
Then i find myself outside about to throw up ,which i so hate to do because it takes my breath away,asthma.I literally at that point start praying to God and and taking a faith stand against the sickness.IT IMMEDIATELY WENT AWAY!!thank you God ,ALL GLORY TO YOU!!!!within 10 seconds i was thanking God....The nausea stopped immediately people and a lot of the weakness and dizziness.Within 20 minutes i was laying down and ready for sleep!God is amazing and it is such a gift that he left us his word,the living bible,so that we would know what to do and what to ask for.You may not get the answer you need when u think u need it,But he is in control....
My grandsons prayer life inspired me all over again Saturday.His fish,yes his fish,was dieing.It was already floating and he and kolby were upset by that.With no spoken words billy (age 7) set down in front of the aquarium ,put his hands under his cheek,lowered his head and was silently praying.Kolby (age 4)saw it and fell in right behind him.What words they said,i do not know,only the lord knows....BUT...i do know that their fish is swimming like nothing ever happened to him today!GLORY!!!!
He told his story at church Sunday as a testimony..YES...even fish matter to God,how much more you do!If the simple prayer of a child works to reach God,why not think yours and ours do????I don't mean just tossing words or demands out there ,i mean prayer from the heart with a trust that he is hearing!He is listening dear friend,,He is...Only you and i can limit God.Believe in Jesus and lift up your hearts and hands to God..You will be amazed at what will be unleashed...Come on Church..What are you waiting for?JESUS IS THE ANSWER!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Arizona trip and Homecoming Opp Alabama

Hi all,

Had a blast yesterday with Homecoming in Opp but paid the price last night!As readers know i went with son Darrell to Take Julie(wife )and granddaughter Charlie Mae to Birmingham to catch a flight to Phoenix Arizona.They went out to spend a couple months with Julie's family there.She moved here to Alabama when she and Darrell got together.I will so miss them both but i think on how Julie's family must miss them.I know they are so excited to have them both back for a while and Julie happy to be back with her dad and family.I miss you both baby but wish you such a happy time!Love you both...
Then after the trip (hours of driving) yesterday i had the homecoming parade to walk with Kolby's preschool class.They lined us up for an hour BEFORE it began in the sun!!!!Imagine that with 40 preschoolers...Any way by the time we started in the lineup,they were thirsty,hot,tired and needed to go to the bathroom!!!!
With all that a side,it was great!We had tattoo's on the face ,class shirts,decked in black and gold and a stroller decorated to match that held little summer!Floats,kids ,marching band,football team,cheerleaders and candy!What else does anyone need in a small town,,lol, poor back and legs are paying the price.Last night was terrible,have not felt that bad in a long time.Billy and Kolby came home with me and today they playing with Molly.She is our neighbor.Right now they are cruising the yard with their battery powered John Deere tractor.Those things are tough.Has a 7 year old,and 2 4 year olds on it's back and it is a couple years old.
Hope your weekend is going well have a blessed one!

Betty R~Starting Again

entered a few giveaways today,thought i'd share with you! Hurry over and good luck,,

prissygreen and her wonderful sponsor
myearth360 is giving away a package of Beeswax Tealight Candles, and a Ecoist Coin Purse of their choice. What a great chance!
Contest ends at 11:59pm EST, on 10/2. Open to US and Canada!


frugalrimama Giveaway: Macy’s $40 Gift Card up for grabs at
FrugalRIMama -ends September 27th


Before we know it ,it will be halloween!Have you decided on your costume yet?The kids?If not then can help you out!There is a super contest going on now until October 2nd,sorry usa only.So hurry on over and check out the available costumes at and enter to win an infant, toddler, child or teen costume of your choice! All you have to do is visit Anytime Costumes and leave a comment with which costume you’d like to win! go go go! click here!

Homecoming Opp Alabama

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Family pics

Thought id share a little of my life in pics!Thanks for stoppin by...

betty r
My daughter in law julie and 16 nonth old charlize mae

Summer leighanne-15 months

Daughter rita and Charlize mae
Grandson billy age 7

Son Darrell,daughter Julie and granddaughter Charlize mae

Grandson Kolby age 4 with charlie mae

giveaways to enter this week in bloggville

Lot's of giveaways going on now all around Bloggville!Good luck and have fun.I will be updating through out the day...


lifestarringellieandeve enter here
Aurora Plush Toys-YooHoo & Friends Plush Toy Giveaway (Ends 10/3) these are just tooooo cute!
Attune Wellness Chocolate Bars and Granola Bars Giveaway- 2 Winners for a 4 Month Supply (Ends 10/1) Liv Dolls Giveaway (Ends 9/20)
Liv Dolls Giveaway (Ends 9/20)

Melrose Fields-Orchid Flower Reed Diffuser Giveaway (Ends 9/26)@lifestarringellieandeve


energizerbunnysmommyreports win the Aurora World Review and Giveaway,these are sooooooooo cute! ends oct 3

========================================= Scott Naturals Green Giveaway
enter now! win scott products,now that's what i'm talking about!I love scott products...

giveaway ends 09/30/09.

and while you are there,,,, slim-camera-giveaway click now!

thank you exilim.comFOR SPONSORING THIS!
i made dinner has a super savory contest!
ONE lucky winner will receive a Gourmet Fall Cheese Tasting Party worth $150 which includes:

This beautiful Mariposa two-toned bamboo cheese board with drawers that hold 3 cheese utensils (hard cheese knife, cheese grater, fork-tipped cheese knife) and 3 wine utensils (walter-style corkscrew, wine stopper, and drip ring)
Coupons for FREE Alouette spreadable cheese, brie, and crumbles
Cheese identification tags with marker (they’re the silver rectangles)
Personalized cheese rating cards and pens
Alouette recipe cards for entertaining
Slow Down & Savour tips

Vtech has also been kind enough to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Vtech Bugsby Reading System for their child.

The Vtech Bugsby Reading System is an electronic pen that reads Bugsby System books to your child and lets them also play games. There are many different books and the pen is so easy to use. Just take the book cartridge out of the book and plug it into the pen, voila…you’re done and your child can sit and read the book on their own with help from the pen. I have found that it is also helping my son learn to read by learning site words.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ has a diaper giveaway!Dapa Diapers has generously offered a Gift Certificate for 20.00 to their online store.
ends 9-28th

Win It!Birthday Bash #7 The Knowledge Bug 2 Winners!
Thanks to Carla her reader have the chance to win one of TWO t-shirts of their choice and size!!!!ends 9/26/09
======================================= enter the
Birthday Bash #2 Babypop Designs Giveaway!



Sunday, September 13, 2009

Little white church on the hill

I had such a great time at church today!It was so reviving.The songs were beautiful,piano playing ..ahhh..another Sunday in the south at the little white church on the hill! ;)
We have a small church that is 150 years old this year.Not a lot of people attend,usually 20-25,praying for growth,But the spirit is alive here.I teach the Sunday school class for small one's and usually i have 3 or 4 kids.Today just Kolby was there but we had a good time and he learned a scripture in Timothy.He is getting to be such a big little 4 year old.Also my grandson!
Is not God awesome? What would i do without his love and my hope for the future.I can understand how people could commit suicide ,if i had no hope for eternity this world would be a bleak place at times.I am sorry for people who do not know my Jesus.People say how come Jesus is the only way.Well he is the only one who has ever died and rose again.If all the Gods ,saviors ,which ever,were not in the grave..well maybe....BUT...there is no other and the bible,new testament,says there is only one way and that is through Jesus Christ.The old testament told of him years before.It should not have been a surprise then but it was and still is.Even with proof all around ,people would still rather look elsewhere for answers because then they do not have to admit wrong and that they can not help themselves.Jesus has to do it when we ask him to help us and come into our lives.
Sometimes i see people that think they want to try Jesus and ask him and then when their lives don't all of a sudden change or they ''feel something new'' all at once ,they just walk away,Yes sometimes there is an immediate change,but not usually.It is a slow process,but you have the knowing now that when u fail you are forgiven and that if you died tonight you'd be Heaven bound...Not the great unknown..HELL...
A lot of people think other things happen,maybe reincarnation or others.But that is not true.Most will not listen to that and they will find out all too late they were wrong.Then there is no help for them.I tell my kids and grand kids a lot to always let Jesus know they love him and always be ready to go at any given time when Jesus returns.I have told them if i go first i will be waiting for them...Heaven and being with God,Jesus and Holy Spirit is not something any of us want to miss!I want to spend it with my family as well.So make sure you tell them babies about Jesus.Give them the chance at eternity...
I only wish i had understood Gods love and grace earlier.I always thought i had to ''fix'' myself first and then i could get saved.So for 30 years i was a mess,trying to do better and steady getting worse and deeper in the gutter of human waste.Yes we are all human waste on our own.That is why we are in such a mess as a whole,even the earth.That is why we have kids killing parents and vice verse.Why we have kids shooting up the schools and homes.This is why we can not go to bed at night and not lock our doors in fear.This is why people are afraid to help each other.Think about it.If we followed the 10 commandments that God gave us,There would be none of that!Just think about that for a minute.Families would be happy.No thieves,no killing,no lies,no! BUT....we as a whole do not want to admit there is a God there that made all of us and this world and that without him we will never be a success.We have to admit we NEED HIM! Human beings do not like that .We like to think we are in control,that we are our own Gods.WE CAN DO ANYTHING!
And we can not.We spend millions of dollars trying to prove we came from an ape which came from an atom exploding into something else that caused something else then BANG!
Sorry i don't buy into this mumbo jumbo.It is hard for me sometimes to believe smart people believe this.WHY?that is easier and makes us feel better about ourselves.We don't have to answer to anyone.It is not our faults things are a mess,we can steal.lie,kill babies and not worry about it.

Deep down all of us hunger for something.That is why we feel so empty and alone.Across the globe we are a religious people..Think about that..There are different religions and people are looking for it to fill that vacuum.We are separated from him due to sin.we feel that!That is the hole inside,a lot of us never figure that out.Jesus is the only ''GOD MAN'',he took our penalty ,the wrap,and pardoned it!wiped it out..It is called grace!We are saved through our faith in this,Believing it.There is no other religion like this.Works can not get it.Only Grace gives us this.We can not earn it,buy it,wish for it.We have only to ask God for it,believeing in Jesus.Jesus is the only way because he is the only one who could do it.The only one who could do it once and for all.No other religious leader claimed to be the only way.Think about that.Even they knew they had no power!We have been the ones to elevate them.

I myself would rather admit i need God and look for him,to search out his desires for us,his hope for us and his love for us....He loved us so much he gave up his own SON!!!!For us a bunch of people who will not even accept him...HE LOVED US THIS MUCH!!!!

Have a blessed day and God bless,
Betty R~Starting Again

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Remembering the heroes and ramblin's

Evening all..
A new giveaway begins next week so make sure you look for that as well as several upcoming reviews.I am looking forward to them.How is the weather where you are?As for us here in the south,cooler temps and nice slow rainfall.I love it.Rita came and got little Summer earlier today and now just me and my 4 year old kolby .We laid the living room carpet today.Yea ,Yuk! But i am so glad to have it down.Living here next to a dirt road it is so hard not to track in dirt and also the dust from the clay road is awful,even with windows down.I love to leave them up as much as i can.Cleans out the home as well as saves on energy bills.Just no reason wasting on the air conditioner when i can get out of it.I also enjoy hanging out my clothes to dry,Just with such hard water it sucks cleaning them.I would love to find a product for hard water that really works and does not cost an arm and a leg to get.I just will not waste money without knowing it will work.That is the main reason i enjoy reviews.You can get an honest opinion on a product and know it work's without wasting hard earned money to find out it is a waste!
Kolby is busy under the table with a pretend truck ramp.He is all boy,and with a vivid imagination.He is enjoying pre school i am glad to report,and is up to the letter H.Grandparents day was friday and we had such fun with a FULL LUNCH SERVED!That was surprizing.
I was able to catch several of the shows yesterday on the history channell on 9-11.So many heroes that day,some well known ,some i discovered yesterday.The pictures i saw as well were amazing.I have to say i think the very best i watched was inside 9-11.They had great footage,actual phone calls,pics and video,not reinactments.I hope you were able to catch some of them and take time to remember the men ,women and children whom died that day as well as the choices that were made in defending us afterwards.YES THANK YOU GEORGE BUSH!!
I do not fully agree with everything that has happened in the war since this happened but i do know that something had to be done to insure our safety and freedom.Just be glad you did not have to make that decision!!!!!!
Have a great evening guys,

Betty R~Beginning again

Friday, September 11, 2009

Giveaway listed!

Good evening!
A lot of giveaways around bloggville and with the holidays coming up as well as all of us liking to try things out before we buy or just saving money,giveaways are a great thing and fun as well.Also you find these wonderful bloggers that you can follow or subscribe to so you can return easily.So get out there and enter to win some great goodies...

Betty R~Beginning Again
If you are like me there is always plenty of laundry..I found these 2 giveaway's and thought i'd share them..

good luck!

momalovebug along with Mystic Wonders is generously offering to give FOUR of her readers their very own Complete Laundry System!wanna try this? I do!Click above at mama love bug and enter!

Want to win? hurry,Contest will end 9/20/09 at 11:59 pm EST

Moma to the littlest lovebug...

toomuchsugar4u is giving away the Complete Laundry System, and 5 runner uppers will receive a one year ball! hurry ends sept 24.

energizerbunnysmommyreports ,win a zhu zhu pet!One reader will win a Zhu Zhu pet and a slide/ramp (complete with batteries),ends today the 12th.

she also has several great giveaways going on now

energizerbunnysmommyreports win warmables!


thismamablogrocks is giving away a harness buddy!I need this...
thriftyjinxy win a Temple Touch Thermometer
icefairystreasurechestwin yoplait whips set!
makingmyamericandream is giving away a pair of Livie & Luca shoes in their choice of style and size!
ends sept 25!
makingmyamericandream click for Fall into Fashion - For Baby: Urban Bratz Giveaway...ends 9-18

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day,visits and Giveaways!

What goes well with a hot cup of coffee, rain on a tin roof and labor day? Twittering and visiting bloggers!Add a few giveaways along the way and you are set!lol
Hope your labor day is going well and hope you keep it safe.Took the kid's back home this morning and i am now taking me time...I am adding some of the giveaways i am entering along the way so i hope you visit and enter as well.These bloggers work hard to get these set up and some times a lot of time is tell them Thank You!!!I do hope you take time to enter mine right quick as well..It ends the 10th..wim a set of ECLOTHS ..these are great and you clean with water only..So you are going green as well and another way to protect your family against harmful chemicals that are in most all cleaners...
Win these ECLOTHS at beginning again,clicky clicky

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Betty R~Starting Again
Mommys Quiet Time is giving away a OgoSportDisk

The OgoSport Disk comes with two discs with a nylon-spandex center and one Ogo Sport ball. There are many different ways to play with this product.
1. Hit back and forth to each other like tennis or badminton
another great thing about this product is that it is a great activity for any age group.
Play with it like a frisbee and sooooooo much more.This really look fun so head over and enter to win!Ends tomorrow!
Mommys Quiet Time,enter to win

mommysquiettime also has The Studio (Danielson Designs) Giveaway/
The Studio
offers lots of different products for all different sorts of occasions. From wedding and anniversary gifts to baby shower and birthday gifts and everything in between…they have something for everyone. Personalized picture frames and wall plaques in tons of different designs and colors. Shop by occasion, relationship or home and cottage and find your perfect, one of a kind gift for your family member or friend. These products are unique, fun and oh so pretty! Check out a few of the products they offer.

So now that you know a little about The Studiofrom Danielson Designs and all the customized and personalized signs and frames, how would you like the opportunity to win one product of your choice? One lucky winner will win an item they can personalize and have shipped directly to their house within 48 hours of placing their order!click above and ebter!ends sept 20th!

momspark is having a Bissell Little Green Review & Giveaway;
Bissell wants to give one lucky winner a Little Green® of their very own! so enter above at mom spark!!!Contest ends September 9, 2009

lookwhatmomfound is giving away a
Plasma car

giveaway ends tonight so hurry!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Grandparents day~The robins are comin and Giveaways

Good evening all,
Don't forget to enter my giveaway while you are here,,Win a Kitchen set of E Cloths-17.00 value .I had a great time at my oldest grandson Billy's school today,we had grandparent's day.I am sure there were at least 6oo attending.It was great to see all the support and you must remember we live in a small town.We do although firmly believe in education and know we have a need to support the children.It was wonderful!
Afterwards we went over and picked up our other grandson Kolby from his preschool.I am so proud of both my boys.Kolby is learning the alphabet and up to the letter H and can count to 11.For my Kolbster that is a milestone,lol.
I will go pick up Charlie Mae tomorrow for the day and night.Her and her mom Julie will be flying out to Arizona next Saturday to visit with her folks for a couple months.I will miss them but she trys to go yearly for a couple months at a time.It is great for her and the family.Keep them in your thoughts and prayers for a safe trip please.
I saw a flock of robins flying in day before yesterday morning while sipping my coffee out on the steps.It is way early for them with the exceptions of an early winter.I also have saw 2 beds of goldenrod's blooming.Sign of an early cold winter.My hubby would love for that to be .He is from Michigan and that is the one thing he misses most is the snow.I think he is the only person in south alabama that owns 2 pairs of ski's,suits,boots,the works!Lol...When it does snow again we will have a blast.
There are so many giveaways going on now for you to enter ,make sure you check them out.A lot of these items up for grabs will make very nice christmas presents!That will help you out know..Does me! ;)Links are at bottom!If you have a giveaway not listed,please feel free to leave link and info in a comment...

Have a wonderful night and weekend,enter my giveaway before you leave and hey,leave me a comment.I love reading them...

Betty R~Starting Again


Giveaways Below! Enter Often


Peaceful Sleep On The Go (Giveaway) ends 9/19
leslielovesveggies has an adorable Baby Shoe Giveaway today from Wee Squeak Beibi Shoes,this ends tomorrow so hurry!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

whole body detox !

Hello all and thanks for coming by.I am planning a detox program next month ,this includes Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy,Deep Breathing Exercises,juicing and toxic cleaning!

Colon Cleanse, Parasite Cleanse, Kidney Cleanse, Liver Cleanse
Internal toxic cleansing, consisting of colon cleanse, parasite cleanse, kidney cleanse and liver cleanse routines, are key elements to an overall body cleansing and detoxification plan. Proper cleansing of parasites and toxins frees up your body’s resources to more effectively fight disease. In addition, toxic cleansing will often help clear up those mysterious symptoms that modern medicine can only hide.
Doesn't this sound interestng and exciting!Think about it,expecially with all the new things hitting us daily!Even now the big flu epidemic..although my readers know how i feel about that by now!HYPE!!!!Yes my whole family has had swine flu,yes...tested!!!,and the common cold is worse than this for us.Now i know for some people,and bless them,it has been bad even fatal.So you must watch for warning signs with it..But the hype they have put out,gov. and media..No ...That was just insane....Find other medical problems to deal with..LIKE....ummm detoxing your body!
Juicing -It is a simple, tasty method for you to supplement your diet with concentrated vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients derived from natural sources. By separating the most nutritious part of the plant from the indigestible fiber, it allows you to consume substantially more of any given vegetable or fruit.

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is simply water with an extra oxygen atom attached (H2O+O). Hydrogen peroxide therapy consists of methods of using the extra oxygen molecule in hydrogen peroxide to target bacteria, viruses and other toxins in your body.

Don't sound like something you are interested in trying your self?Well, follow me next month i will take you step by step on my detox program and you will know the results as soon as i do.The last few years i have begun having some problems that the dr's and test have not figured out yet.I started having congestion problems,that for a while i was given asthma meds for,that did no good at all,just money out of my pocket.Now that has begun turning into shortness of breath and more.I have decided to take this matter into my hands,Yes dr. have been carefully studying these method's for months now.I worked for years in animal care so i am familar with some medical ideas as well my half sister is a LPN as well as my best friend,an RN.All this has come into play on planning this and ideas have been taken.
The reviews of the products i am using will be done as well,along with some giveaways!I am still seeking sponsors on a few products.

Hope you can join & follow me on my adventure of DETOXING MY BODY!

Have a blessed night,
Betty Rood

I thank you for your comments and thoughts on this!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

hurricanes and politics

morning visitors,
Please make sure and enter the giveaway while here..Takes just a few minutes.
Beginning again-Ecloth Giveaway click now and good luck!

Just got back from spending a few days at my daughter and grandkids home.It was fun yet very tiring.Helped her with the kids while she is planning and preparing for a yard sale this weekend.Yesterday afternoon i went over and got the 4th grandchild and had them all..My back ached last dreaded laying down in bed last night it hurt so bad,no joke there.I do enjoy them so very much but all together it can get rough.
I am watching fox news,only channell of news i like to watch,because there is no media BIAS!They are interviewing the death dr,Jack Kervorkian,. now and it is a kinda strange intereview i must say.But you know he served 10 years prision for helping kill people,assisted suicide,but our government wants to help with that now.Kind of strange there don't you think.If he was guilty ,hhhmmmm...think about that.
The hurricane's are spinning out there,good news is the one in mexico is spinning down and the one in the atlantic,well they just have no idea..That one i am watching.Here in south alabama this time of year it pays top watch very carefully!
I still see such a panic with the swine flu and folks...Speaking from experiance..It is not even as bad as the regular flu!My entire family has had it.The worse part is chest congestion!Please stop panicing!It is not valid on this....Not unless something far worse happens.2 weeks ago it started with us and now about gone through us all.From 14/15 month old kids (3 of them) right on up to 78 year old..
The government for SOME REason and the media is blowing this all out of porpotion...WATCH THE CONGRESS AND THE HILL...
I will be back this evening with some giveaways for you from bloggville....

Have a blessed day and thanks for coming by!Please enter my giveaway while here..
Beginning again-Ecloth Giveaway click now and good luck!

Betty R