Archive for the ‘Giveaways’ Category

Our Michaels Giveaway Winner

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

 Thank you to everyone who shared their project ideas and participated in our $25 Michaels gift card giveaway.

There were lots of great ideas, and I had fun checking out the projects and websites that were shared.

After our highly technical random drawing (of my handsome husband picking a number) our winner is Marcy who shared her favorite project of making gingerbread houses…and the frugal tip of buying them on clearance after the holidays for next year.  Great idea, it’s not like you eat them anyway, so who cares if they’re stale!

Thanks again to everyone who entered!

$25 Michaels Crafts Gift Card Giveaway

Sunday, January 18th, 2009


The holidays are over,

It’s really cold outside, 

and the kids are bored

so it’s the perfect time for crafting and making homemade gifts.

It seems ironic that the time of year that we have the most time for making homemade gifts is the few months directly after Christmas. But then again, some of the ‘fun’ of the holidays would be lost if we didn’t have to cram crafting in between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all those Christmas gatherings.

And I suppose I should just make Christmas gifts now for December, but truthfully my brain just cannot function that far ahead of the time period that my body is working in.  Besides, if I made Christmas presents in January and February there are two things that would happen before givng the gifts at Christmas.  One, the kids and I would be so excited by how the gift turned out that we couldn’t wait that long to give it, and two….and very likely, I would misplace them and they wouldn’t turn up again until next January.

But since wintertime is prime crafting time I thought now would be the perfect time to have another giveaway of a Michaels $25 Gift Card.  Yeah!

I figure I’m not the only one who has seen lots of great projects on blogs lately that I’m going to try in the next few weeks, and Michael’s is the perfect place for any supplies that we don’t have on hand.

To enter’s Michaels Gift Card Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment telling everyone what your favorite project is that you have done, or will be doing this winter.  Give the web address and name of the project and a brief description so we can all discover some great new crafts to do this winter.


You need to leave your comment by 11:59 EST Friday January 30, 2009. 


One winner will be chosen at random on January 31, 2009 and will be notified by email.


Good Luck!

Visa Gift Card Winner

Monday, December 15th, 2008

There were so many special childhood Christmas memories shared in our giveaway comments and it seems the simple things are the most memorable.  Whether its driving around looking at all the Christmas lights and decorations or singing Christmas carols on the way to a relatives house or around the Christmas tree children remember the family time and love that go along with the holiday.


So even though Christmas is just 10 days away, you still have plenty of time to start or continue some holiday traditions this year that your children will cherish forever.


Thank you to everyone who entered our Visa Gift Card giveaway.


And our winner of a $25 Visa Gift Card to do some last minute Christmas shopping (again drawn by the scientific process of my mom picking a number) is number 25! 


Congratulations Miranda!   

Giveaway - $25 Visa Gift Card

Friday, December 5th, 2008


Since our first kidoozy giveaway was such a success and I had so much fun reading all the comments about our projects,  we have decided to do one again.

Our newest giveaway keeps in mind that Christmas is just around the corner,  and with it, comes so many little expenses in so many places.  Whether it is ingredients for the holiday dinner, gas to get to grandmas, or fabric for that last minute gift you still have to make, extra money is always needed.

So wouldn’t you love a $25 Visa Gift Card to use whenever and virtually wherever you want in that last week leading up to Christmas?

To enter’s $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment sharing your favorite childhood Christmas memory.  I’m always wondering what types of things to do with my children to create the best memories for them, and what better way to get ideas than to find out what grownups remember best from when they were kids.

You need to leave your comment by 11:59 EST Monday December 15, 2008. 

One winner will be chosen at random on December 16, 2008 and will be notified by email.

Michaels Crafts Gift Card Giveaway Winner

Monday, December 1st, 2008

 I can’t thank everyone enough who participated in our very first giveaway!  

It was a great success with over 160 comments.  We received so many great comments about our projects and ideas and they will help me to develop more crafts according to your favorites.  Plus I enjoyed finding out how many people enjoy our site, and had fun checking out the sites of so many of you who left comments.  


So Thank You everyone!


Now on to our winner!


Our winner was chosen at random by a totally non-scientific process.  I had my mom pick a number.  It was totally unbiased because she had no idea what she was picking a number for and she has never even seen the blog. 

I know that there are random number picking things on the web and all, but I have yet to figure those out, so we went with mom, she can pick a number as good as any computer.


And she chose… number 80. 


So our winner is Stacey Brill. 

Congratulations Stacey! 


Stacey said her favorite craft is the personalized placemats that she will be making to add to her collection of educational placemats  that she has for her beautiful daughter Lillian.


Thank you again for your participation and if you didn’t win this time we’ll be having another giveaway starting this Friday so check back and see what else you can win.


And a special thanks to the websites that I listed the giveaway on and to those who mentioned our giveaway on their sites.


Thank you very much to….


Blog Giveaways 

Money Saving Mom   

Mom Giveaways 

Mom Advice   

Frugal Freebies and Deals


The Deloach Family     


If I missed anyone who listed me on their site, I apologize. 

Please just let me know and I’ll put you up here.

Giveaway - $25 Michaels Gift Card

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Here I am back from another trip to our local Michaels Craft Store and I was thinking I should share the crafting joy.  So to get in the holiday homemade gift-giving spirit I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Michaels Crafts.  

Think of all the neat gifts you can make, for FREE, by checking out all the fun projects at and then visiting Michaels with your gift card in hand.   And don’t worry if you aren’t lucky enough to live near a Michaels, you can shop with them online.  


To enter’s Michaels Gift Card Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment about this post and let me know which of the project ideas on kidoozy is your favorite, and who you would make the project for.  We’re working on new projects for our site all the time and would love to have your feedback to know what you like best.


You need to leave your comment by 11:59 EST Sunday November 30, 2008. 

One winner will be chosen at random on December 1, 2008 and will be notified by email.


Good Luck!