Check out this #blogmania2011 sponsor: Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker


Zojirushi Corporation began operation more than 90 years ago with the launch of its first glass-lined vacuum bottle - setting an industry standard for new vacuum insulation technology in an everyday household product and firmly establishing itself as a company which uses cutting edge technology to bring comfort, ease, vitality and affluence into the lives of its customers worldwide. Improving customers' quality of life through creation of innovative products remains the heart of Zojirushi's corporate philosophy. Based on this philosophy, Zojirushi has used its advanced technologies to develop an impressive household lineup over the past nine decades: indoor and outdoor products tailored to meet the needs of today's active lifestyles; easy-to-use and convenient rice cookers; compact and attractive electric water boilers; beverage dispensers elegant enough to use in the living room; and a variety of stainless steel vacuum bottles that are perfect for all types of outdoor activities … [Read more...]

Make A Rainy Day Shine Blogmania Giveaway {valued at $250}


Blogmania has arrived!  I will keep this brief since I know exactly why everyone is visiting.  Please feel free to use the additional entries to your advantage.  With so many sponsors, I would love to know that each and every sponsor feels valued.  With that being said  if you especially like a sponsor, please take the time to let them know with the additional entries.  After entering, feel free to use the  linky below to find other great blogs participating in Blogmania. "Make a Rainy Day Shine" Giveaway {valued at $250}: ~set of abc crayons with pouch from Ducks in a row ~$12 credit (plus free shipping) at Rising Moon Adventures ~Orglamix 3 organic mineral eye shadows (winner's choice of 2 plus the Blogmania Color) ~J.A.W.S. cleaners including Glass & hard surface, disinfectant degreaser, multi-purpose,and bathroom cleaner plus refills for each of them. ~$25 credit to Southern Cross Candles ~sticky labels from Mabel's labels ~$50 credit to ~6 … [Read more...]

{Preview} Blogmania is almost here!!! April 9-11 {Giveaway valued at $250}


After months of planning, Blogmania is almost here.  I am so excited to have had the opportunity to introduce you to all of these wonderful sponsors.  I am finally announcing exactly what will be a part of the "Make a Rainy Day Shine" Blogmania package valued at $250: Please return on April 9-11 to enter to win this package: ~set of abc crayons with pouch from Ducks in a row ~$12 credit (plus free shipping) at Rising Moon Adventures ~Orglamix is giving away 3 organic mineral eye shadows (winner's choice of 2 plus the Blogmania Color) ~J.A.W.S. cleaners including Glass & hard surface, disinfectant degreaser, multi-purpose, and bathroom cleaner plus refills for each of them. ~$25 credit to Southern Cross Candles ~sticky labels from Mabel's labels ~$50 credit to ~6 mixes from Better Batter ~and $25 via paypal to round out the package! Return April 9-11 to enter the "Make a Rainy Day Shine" Blogmania Giveaway! Please note:  Some products were received for … [Read more...] {Blogmania Sponsor}


While cooking is a necessity, I find it enjoyable.  I am sure watching me covered in food isn't, but seeing the delight of my family is worth every second (and mess) in the kitchen.  I have so many essential gadgets and even more of those fun, specialty gadgets. has everything to make cooking convenient yet fun.  Take a look at what has to offer: Ice Cream Maker Pizza Kits       Specialty Bread Pans Food restrictions or not, encouraging healthy eating is important to showing our kids how to live a healthy lifestyle.  On that note, I think it is even more important to show them that healthy is not gross.  By allowing our kids to help us using these fun gadgets and creating their own dishes, kids are much more likely to enjoy eating their creations. To buy:  Visit Don't forget to return on April 9-11 for "Make a Rainy Day Shine" Blogmania Giveaway {valued at $250} featuring among others! … [Read more...]

Better Batter Gluten Free Mixes {Blogmania Sponsor}


Buying gluten free isn't always how it seems.  As a strict gluten free household it is getting more difficult to count on what is actually gluten free without certification.  Better Batter was born as a the result of a mom.  I can trust that a mom dealing with gluten free family issues as well works her hardest to keep my family healthy and they do. Their Philosophy… At Better Batter, we believe that you should eat freely. We believe that everyone should eat real-tasting food, using regular recipes, at reasonable prices.  We’re committed to developing and marketing the very best in gluten free products, and we pledge to do everything we can to meet your dietary needs in an affordable manner. We’re constantly looking for ways to save you money and to put products into your hands that make sense. When you buy Better Batter products, you’re not going to find sub-par ingredients, hidden costs (like the need for adding xanthan gum or fat, like some of our competitors do) or chintzy … [Read more...]

Rising Moon Adventures {Blogmania Sponsor}


What Rising Moon Adventures owner has to say... I started drawing my first picture book, an ABC book, when I was pregnant with my oldest child in 1999. She, and my son have been the inspiration for everything I have created. I know that they have loved the flannel board stories and games I have created for them. Because of the happiness my stories have brought to them, I decided to share them with others. All my stories are hand drawn, scanned into my computer, colored then printed onto transfer paper, which I then iron onto felt. Because of how they are put together, they are very durable. They can even be handwashed with a gentle detergent. I have a large selection of flannel board stories that include fables and fairy tales, songs, nursery rhymes, and scripture stories. My stories are perfect for travel in the car, quiet time at church, and quality time spent with mom and dad. Each story (with the exception of the play sets) comes with a laminated story card with the words … [Read more...]

Mabel’s Labels {Blogmania Sponsor}


About Mabel's Labels We are moms who were frustrated by the amount of stuff that left our houses, never to return. After lots of research and testing we created the perfect labels for the stuff kids lose. Their sticky labels and clothing labels are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe, and customized with a child’s name, choice of colours and icon. We also offer child safety products and household labels. What they offer: Solutions for your everyday life from Sticky labels that are dishwasher/microwave safe, peel and stick labels. These bestselling products are extremely versatile and long-lasting to clothes labels such as Iron-Ons and Tag Mates™ that are laundry safe and designed to adhere to almost any fabric. Shoe labels are extra tough, waterproof labels that peel and stick to the insoles of footwear.    Kid safety products are designed to give parents peace of mind. "My 411 Wristbands" are durable, disposable bands customized with names, phone numbers and … [Read more...]

Just Add Water System (J.A.W.S) {Blogmania Sponsor}


JAWS – or “Just Add Water System”– is a revolutionary new way to clean, while taking care of our environment one small step at a time.   JAWS is the first U.S. company to put super-concentrated liquid cleaners into a cartridge. This concept saves both space and waste, because most existing household cleaners are 90-97% water. That means 10% or less of what’s left in the bottle is actually the cleaning product. With JAWS, the active ingredient is in the cartridge. You simply add water to the bottle, insert the cartridge, screw on the sprayer and you’re ready to clean. For the consumer, JAWS cleaners are effective and easy to use. For the environment, the products use fewer plastic containers, create less waste, and require less fuel for delivery trucks than traditional household cleaners. So why use the innovative JAWS system? · Conserve resources: JAWS products leave 59% less packaging waste, require 59% less energy to transport, reduce water pollutants by 85%, and cut … [Read more...]

Southern Cross Candles: "Where Wax Meets Perfection" (Blogmania sponsor)


   About Southern Cross Candles: We are an Atlanta based family owned and operated business that allows us the opportunity to do what we truly love on a full time basis. Thanks to a tremendous amount of hard work and the passion to succeed, we now have the opportunity to share what we love with you. We are blessed and extremely grateful to all of our customers who make it possible for us to continue to do what we are so passionate about. In addition to managing a small business, I am also a devoted mother and wife who truly understands and appreciates the joys and struggles of juggling both these roles while managing a small business. My true passion is making candles and bath and body products. I thoroughly enjoy talking with both new and existing customers and craft enthusiasts to share my expertise with others. We hope you enjoy our products and find just as much joy in making crafts by hand just like we have. Our vision is simple; we want our company slogan “Where Wax … [Read more...]

Blogmania is coming April 9th, 2011: "Make a Rainy Day Shine"


The infamous event BLOGMANIA is coming and yours truly will be participating.  I am very excited and you should be too because I have a great lineup of sponsors.  My theme is "Make a Rainy Day Shine and 2 winners will receive packages valued at $100 each and counting!  These sponsors are an amazing collection of "hidden treasures" mixed with well well-known companies.  I will be reviewing , promoting, etc... each of the sponsors until the big day April 9th.  So, mark your calendars and check back often to see what wonderful sponsors will help me "Make a Rainy Day Shine"! … [Read more...]