RAOK Birthday Giveaway

Have you ever done something nice for someone else, just because? Has someone else ever done something nice for you? It doesn’t have to be a big thing; letting someone who is in a hurry cut in line, or bringing an elderly neighbor flowers. Just something, random, that brings a smile to someone else’s face.

I’ll admit – I haven’t done as many random acts of kindness as I should, but I do try to be friendly at all times. I smile and say hi to someone I pass in the store or hallway at school. I have been thinking for a while that I need to pay for the meal of the person/people behind me in line the next time I go out to eat. Because that’s a nice thing to do.

That’s what the RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Giveaway is all about. It’s Rayven from Stay a Stay at Home Mom‘s birthday this month, and she is celebrating by giving away a $100 Amazon.com Gift Code to one lucky viewer. But her birthday wish is more than that. Read her story:

I am celebrating my 34th birthday this month! Yay! Ok, so maybe not “yay”. I’m getting old enough that birthdays just aren’t all they are cracked up to be anymore. It gets somewhat depressing when there are enough candles on the cake to set the house on fire. But I love the feeling of birthdays. The joy others have in wishing you well. And so, I am challenging everyone to take a moment this year, on your own birthdays, to find a way to bring a little joy to someone else. Here is a list of “34” things I have done this year to brighten someone else’s day. I’d love to hear yours as well.

1. Help Someone Move
2. Pay the Toll for the Guy Behind You
3. Pay Double the Cost for a Field Trip to Help Another Student
4. Pick Up Trash at a Park or the Beach
5. Thank a Police Officer
6. Bring a Small Gift to a Shut-In at Christmas
7. Stop to Help Someone on the Side of the Road
8. Smile at Everyone You Meet
9. Leave a Comment on a Blog You Enjoy
10. Donate to the Salvation Army or Goodwill
11. Compliment a Stranger (Nice shoes!)
12. Forgive Someone
13. Offer to Babysit for a Friend
14. Practice the Golden Rule
15. Rescue an Animal
16. Volunteer
17. Be an Organ Donor
18. Be Happy for Someone Else’s Accomplishments
19. Invite Someone Alone to Thanksgiving Dinner
20. Introduce Yourself to All Your Neighbors
21. Make an Old Fashioned Thank You Card
22. Buy Candy from a Child’s Fundraiser
23. Pick Up the Tab at Lunch
24. Donate (and Volunteer) to Your Food Bank
25. Donate Your Car or RV (I’ve done both)
26. Listen
27. Help Someone Find Something (I helped a woman find her diamond rings last month)
28. Donate Blood
29. Call a Manager About a Good Employee
30. Leave a Basket of Food/Paper Products (anonymously) at the Door of Someone who is Unemployed
31. Let Someone Cut in Line
32. Take a Moment to Talk to a Child
33. Buy Supplies for a Teacher

This last one is the most important. Don’t just talk about doing something, actually go out and do it. There were five frog sitting on a log; four decided to jump off. How many were left? Five. There is a big difference between deciding and doing. Do it.

I wrote this list before the tragedy of Moore, Oklahoma, but it posts just after the tornado. Take action. Donate money to the RedCross if you have it. Donate toiletries to a drop off center if you are a couponer and have a stash. Or, if you are far from Oklahoma, but just want to feel like you are doing something, donate blood. Do something.

There is an old episode of Friends where Phoebe and Joey have a contest to determine if there really is such a thing as an “unselfish act”. Phoebe’s argument is that when you give of yourself to make someone else happy, you feel good, therefore it is selfish. And she has a point. So for my birthday, I’m going to be selfish, just for me 🙂

Enter to win the $100 Amazon.com Gift Code via the Rafflecopter below:
Giveaway Details:

  • One winner will receive a $100 Amazon.com Gift Code
  • Giveaway runs May 22 – June 11
  • Open Worldwide
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter to win
  • This blog is not responsible for prize shipment and was not compensated for this post
  • Questions? Contact Stay a Stay at Home Mom

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Father’s Day Extravaganza

Welcome to the Father’s Day Extravaganza Giveaway!

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Hosted By: Simply Southern Couponers

Sponsored By: Simply Southern Couponers, DaddyScrubs, Dimples BBQ, CafePress, StatGear Tools, Golden Island Jerky, ToiletTree Products

Co-Hosted By: Coupon WAHM, Bargain Bandit, Kelly’s Thoughts On Things, Giveaway Monkey , Embracing Marriage, Love From Elle

What do you like to do for your Dad on Father’s Day? Do the kids make him a special present? Do you take him our to dinner? Or even cook him a special meal? Do you get together with family? Or even give him a Gift Card to buy himself what he wants? How would you like to make this Father’s Day extra special by winning one of these great gifts? We have over $300 worth of prizes that seven lucky winners will have a chance to win.

Prize Info:

DaddyScrub- DaddySwag Gift Set (DaddyScrubs in Edgy, Navy color, I’m the Daddy Tee in White Edgy, I’m the Daddy Hat in Navy, I’m the Daddy coffee mug in Blue, 3 Pens, Sunglasses and I’m the Daddy Hat!) RV $90
Dimples BBQ- Gift Basket (T-Shirt size L, XL or 2XL, Hat, Koozie, Pen and Dimples BBQ Sauce) RV $40
CafePress- $25 Gift Certificate
StatGear Tools- T3 Tactical Triage & Auto Rescue Tool RV $50
Golden Island Jerky- 6 Flavor Pack of Jerky RV $40
Simply Southern Couponers- Cabela’s Gift Card or E-Gift Card $25 (winners choice)
Toilet Tree- Fogless Shower Mirror RV $40

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Here are Simply Southern Couponers reviews on: DaddyScrubs, Dimples BBQ, StatGear Tools, Golden Island Jerky, ToiletTree.

A Cabela’s gift card?! I know that both of my dad’s {real and step}, as well as my husband would LOVE that!

Event Details:

May 17, 2013 – June 7, 2013

Open to US residents only!

Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

To enter this giveaway complete the Rafflecopter form below. All entries will be verified. Good Luck!

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A special thanks to all the Sponsors for sponsoring this event, our co-host and also to a great group of blogger friends for helping Simply Southern Couponers promote this giveaway.


Maternity Pictures

I was going through some pictures the other day and came across my maternity pictures, so I thought I would share a few of them here. I did not have them professionally done; I just had my brother take the pictures and I edited them. Here’s a few of my favorites…



This one is probably my most favorite. I blew this one up and it’s hanging in his room, under a big wooden sign that has the “You are my Sunshine” song on it.


Yes, I know my belly button looks sick. This is what it looks like when you have your button pierced and then get pregnant. Yum


Never mind the fact that the building behind us has the words “Barn Slob” graffiti-ed on there



The leaves were really this colorful and vibrant up there. So gorgeous! I love that time of year!


And this is my other most favorite!! LOOOVE it.



317563_2512597132148_209854250_nAnd yes, I realize that my neck looks broken, but there was a branch right there and I just couldn’t get comfy. Also, i was about 5 feet off the ground, so I really didn’t want to move and risk falling down on a 8.5 month pregnant belly.

I hope you enjoyed those! The little boy that came out of that belly is my greatest creation. I love him so much and I am so glad he is mine. I can’t wait to have another!!



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Sign-ups are now open!
This event is free to join with an announcement post here.
You will receive one free link for participating.
If you do not wish to post the announcement you can pay a $5 non-post fee.
(Twitter or Pinterest)
Co-Host spots are available for $10
(4 Links on Rafflecopter, link on giveaway post and one host page)
Follow Pages are available for $5
Additional Links $2 each
Sign-ups end May 14th. Giveaway runs May 17th-June 7th!

(Multiple Winners)

Dimples BBQ Gift Basket ($40)

Daddy Scrubs Swag Gift Set ($90)

Cafe Press Gift Certificate ($25)

Stat Gear ($50)

Golden Island Jerky ($40)

Cabela’s Gift Card or E-Card ($25)

Home Depot or Lowes Gift Card ($25) (This one is only if we have enough funds)

*We may add more prizes before the giveaway starts still waiting to hear from several sponsors*

*The blogger with the most referrals will receive a Co-host spot at no cost*
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