Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Favorite Giveaways of Today

Hearthsong $50 Gift Certificate

Lenox Teacher Ornament

$75 E-Gift Certificate for Target!

Family Fun for Free

We're all about having some family fun - and if it's free...well that's just even better! We love to craft, color and create...decorate and design. Just yesterday we made Christmas tree "cones" out of poster board and scrap booking paper...just things we had stashed around the house. My oh-so-creative 6 year old made ONE rockin' tree with pirate and rock and roll paper and it DID turn out cute if I do say so myself. I took it a step further and hot glued a few miniature ornaments to mine...and we love them! We'll definitely be making more when we have time - the possibilities are endless!! Brush on a little glue and glitter to the tips, roll the ends by wrapping the paper around a pencil, add some stickers...whatever your heart desires. Just have fun, be creative and's all about time together as a family!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Congratulations to EMILY, comment #7, you won the Vintage Couture baby blanket giveaway. Yahoo!! Emily said:

The vintage picnic proper and dress are adorable!

Thanks for entering everyone and congratulations, Emily! I've emailed you. Be sure to respond ASAP!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's Officially SUMMER for Us!

So after making up days for snow and bad weather, school is finally out and it is OFFICIALLY summer in our house - woohoo! I'm looking forward to spending it with one handsome six year old and a whole-lotta sweetness better known as my 6 month old. It's going to be a fun first summer for my Little Miss and for my Little Mister as a big brother now. We have lots of fun plans and adventures all started this morning with a little friendly balloon battle. Nothing like a good balloon fight in the living room! I would love to hear your summer plans, know what you're doing and hear about any adventures you have planned. We're also going to start our Summer Library Program this afternoon - a great way to have some free fun and keep up with those reading skills over the summer. Happy Summer Everyone!!

My Favorite Giveaways this Week!

It's always fun to enter giveaways...and even more fun to win! Here are a few of my favorites this of luck! And as always, would love to hear from you if you're a lucky winner!!

Green Town Toys Giveaway (Ends June 17th)

Bling Baby Giveaway
(Ends June 7th)

Pediped Shoe Giveaway! (Ends June 7th)

BAGGU Reusable Bags Giveaway (Ends June 15th)

$50 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway (Ends June 8th)

Animal Bag from Boon Inc. (Ends June 9th)

Bamboo Eco-Friendly Diapers
(Ends June 9th)

$200 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway!
(Ends June 8th)

My Urban Child Gift Certificate Giveaway
(Ends June 27th)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Giveaway: Vintage Couture Spring Safari Baby Blanket!

I am LOVING the Vintage Couture (formerly My Vintage Baby) clothing line for my little girl. I love it so much, that I've decided to sell it! There are still minimal Direct Sales Representatives around the really, it's a win/win! If you have a precious little one you love to dress up and show off - boys included! - then you MUST check out Vintage Couture! I just can't stop...I'm buying it for my son, who is 6... AND of course, my daughter, 6 months.

To celebrate Vintage Couture and to prove to one of you the quality of their items...I'm giving away a baby blanket from the Spring Safari Collection ($45). This would make a beautiful shower gift - have it embroidered and it's absolutely a one-of-a-kind!

I'm giving you TONS of chances to win! Best of luck and if you have any questions about Vintage Couture, just let me know...I'd love to be of help. I can't tell you how many compliments I've had on their items - diaper bags, hair bows...all of it! Trust me, wear Vintage Couture and it's sure to be a hit! Unique, high-quality fashion...giveaway will end Tuesday, May 31st. You could be the lucky winner! And you may want to follow along...I LOVE Vintage Couture and I LOVE giving things away...hint hint!! ;)

To Enter:

1. You must be a follower of Champagne Wisdom
2. Leave a comment about your favorite item in the Spring Collection (Just click on the "Shop the Collection" box in the lower left-hand corner at the link above)

Additional (optional) Entries:

*Leave a comment on any non-giveaway post (up to 3)
1 Extra Entry per Comment

*Subscribe via email to Champagne Wisdom
3 Extra Entries

*Tweet (once per day)
1 Extra Entry

Win a Vintage Couture Baby Blanket! @champagnewisdom

*Mention this contest/Vintage Couture on your blog
3 Extra Entries

*Live in the Gadsden/Birmingham area? Book a Trunk Show!
10 Extra Entries!

*Buy any item from the spring collection (spend $50 and get a free doll dress for EVERY $50 you spend!)
10 Extra Entries

That's TONS of chances to win...spread the word and good luck! Spring items are selling out quickly...if you're a lover of Vintage, shop now!! If you have a question about a specific item/size, let me know and I'll see if it's in stock. Happy Shopping!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Scholastic Dollar Deals!

Scholastic has some FABULOUS dollar deals going on right now for teachers and homeschoolers. These are teacher/student resources...great for homeschooling, summer learning, homework help, teacher gifts, etc. Most of these retail for $6.95 - $ some great stuff. Be advised...these are PDF files, so you'll have to download and print, but hey...can't beat it for $1!! Have fun browsing and feel free to share the love...but please use a link to this post to do so. Thanks and happy learning!!

Go here to start browsing through the $1 books!

Offer good through May 31st

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Reading Programs: Free Books and Rewards!

Here's the latest round-up of summer reading programs for 2011. This is always something I look forward to doing with my son and now with my daughter as well! Some are regional, but hopefully you'll find a few near you! As always, if you know of more, let us know!

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Kids can log their weekly reading minutes and earn digital prizes. They can also participate in setting a new world record for summer reading.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Kids need to read eight books and record them in their reading journal. They can turn their journals in for a free book (chose from preselected titles) from Barnes and Noble.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program

Locations in the Northeast:
Children need to read 10 books, write them down on a form, then turn them into their local TD Bank and receive $10 in their savings account. Kids will need to have a new or existing Young Savers account at a TD Bank to get this deal.

Borders Summer Reading Program 2011: Double-Dog Dare Challenge

After kids read 10 books, they're eligible to choose a book from the list of free books. The free books on the Borders summer reading list include Danny and the Dinosaur, The Cat in the Hat and Ramona the Brave. Click the link above for a complete list.

National Amusements Summer Reading Program 2011: Bookworm Wednesdays

For each book kids read and write a book report for, they'll get to see a movie at a National Amusements movie theater for free. The movies are at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays this summer and adults and younger siblings will get in free as well.

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards

Chuck E. Cheese has a summer reading program where kids can earn 10 free Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading each day for 2 weeks.

HEB H.E. Buddy Summer Reading Club

The H.E. Buddy Summer Reading Club sponsored by HEB grocery stores gives out a package of cool prizes for each child who reads 10 books this summer.

Pottery Barn Kids Book Club:

Every Tuesday Pottery Barn has story time for kids! The time is usually 11:00-11:30, but be sure to check your local store for any variations.

Pizza Hut Book It

While this program isn’t a summer reading program, enrollment is now open and closes in June. The program runs from October to March and is a great way to encourage kids to read. Kids get a free pizza from Pizza Hut every month they reach their reading goals.

Local Library

Most libraries host a summer reading program for card holders. Each program varies, but the kids usually track their progress and receive a prize at the end of the summer. I know we love our local library and the reading programs they offer. They have a weekly event such as a guest author, wild animals, musician, etc. It's always fun to go to the weekly event and check our books out at the end of the program!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Free Autographed Picture of a Disney Character

This freebie has been out for awhile, but it's worth mentioning again... you can request a glossy autographed (personalized) picture for your child of any Disney character! What a cool birthday gift to frame for a special little someone! If it's like pictures I have requested in the past, it will take a few be sure to ask well in advance if it's for a gift!

Just send your request to:

Walt Disney Company
Attn: Fan Mail Department
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Don’t forget to include your shipping information and which character’s photo you would like.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Free Coupon Book for Mother's Day

Balancing Beauty and Bedlam has created an absolutely PRECIOUS coupon book for Mother's Day. It has some fun coupons as well as some blank coupons for you to personalize. This would be a great book to print on cardstock and tie together with some ribbon. Stick it in a basket of candy or a coffee cup and you have one CUTE Mother's Day gift! I know I would love to receive one of these!!

You can download and print your coupon book here.

So cute...

Thanks, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam!!