Fun Winter Hat Giveaway!

I have not done a giveway in quite awhile.  So here we go!

My friend Tanya is from my previous home state of Michigan and I have known her for many years!  She is extremely gifted when it comes to crocheting.  She makes the cutest hats such as this one…My kids are into the “drawstring hats.”  This is a perfect hat for all you Michigan fans out there!

This is another one Tanya made that is one of my favorites!

She also makes some beautiful barettes.  My girls love hair accessories and it seems like you can never have enough.

You check out more hats and accessories by visiting the TanyaCreates4You facebook page.

Tanya has agreed to make a customized hat for one lucky winner.  You choose the size and color.  Give it as a gift for someone or keep it for yourself.  You can choose your favorite team’s colors or your favorite fall colors.  It’s your choice!

How to enter:  Leave a comment about whether you like fall better or prefer winter.  You receive an extra entry if you like Everyday Mom on facebook.  You receive another additional entry if you like TanyaCreates4You on facebook!  Winner will be drawn randomly on Saturday 10:00 AM PST Monday 10:00 AM PST and announced on this blog.  Good luck!

Blog giveaway…coffee and a homemade treat

So I mentioned awhile ago if I had at least 25 people join the Everyday Mom facebook page I would do a giveaway.  Sadly like some other projects in my life, I neglected the facebook page.  I see we’re officially at 26.  The facebook is page is on my list of Christmas Break projects.  But I am here and ready to a long overdue giveaway.  Here’s what I am giving away to one lucky Everyday Mom blog reader…

1 bag of Silver Falls Coffee – Breakfast Blend.  We discovered Silver Falls Coffee at a little food fair our local grocery store puts on the first Friday of each month.  It is brewed in Silverton, Oregon.  We love it!  Even if you are not a coffee drinker, it makes a good stocking stuffer for someone who is.  You can also purchase all their coffee from their website.  And…

We made a bunch of smores mix this afternoon.  No, you don’t get all four cans.  You do get one of freshly made smores mix that has Crispix cereal, holiday M&Ms, mini marshmallows, Teddy Grahams and a blend of cinnamon and brown sugar.  Probably our family’s favorite holiday treat this year.

And because we want the winner to receive fresh Smores mix, the giveaway will officially end on Thursday, December 22nd at 9 AM PST (that’s noon for all you on the east side of the country).

To enter simply leave a comment about what food you have enjoyed most this holiday season.  And if you want an extra entry in the giveaway, please “like” Everyday Mom on facebook.

The winner will be announced on this blog on Thursday at 9:00 AM!!

Good luck and thanks for playing!


Better late than never…we have a facebook page!

I set up a facebook page for Everyday Mom.  Please “like” us.  Once we hit 25 posts I am going to do another giveaway.  To give you a little hint–it is going to be a coffee giveaway plus some homemade goods my daughter and I will be putting together for the holidays.

Have a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving!  Oregon is experiencing massive amounts of rain and wind these last few days.  Thankful for a warm, dry place to sit and relax tonight.


Giveaway–For the Kitchen!

It’s the 19th of the month (one of my favorite numbers) and it is time for a GIVEAWAY!!  Jennifer Bruce is a friend of mine who happens to be a Pampered Chef Consultant.  She sells some must-have kitchen tools, bakeware, cookbooks and fun gifts (that are great for bridal showers or wedding presents).  This summer Jennifer made a bunch of us moms fresh garden style salsa using her Pampered Chef tools on a park bench while we watched our kids scurry around the playground. I was pretty impressed.  🙂

Jennifer does a bunch of Pampered Chef shows throughout the year.  If you never hosted a show before, you should really try it!  I hosted one years ago and was amazed by all the free products I got.  Plus you get to sample food and learn cooking techniques.

You can also view and order products on line, set up a wedding registry, and check out some great recipes all from Jennifer’s website.  You can also contact Jennifer by e-mail: or by phone:  503-581-8473 if you have questions about products, want to host a show, or join the Pampered Chef team.

Jennifer is sponsoring TWO giveaways…

Giveaway 1)  A 15 x 12 aluminized steel cookie sheet.  It is angled on the edges so it is easier to move in and out of the oven.  It is dishwasher and broiler safe.  Plus Jennifer is throwing in a Season’s Best Recipe Collection and a bottle of sweet cinnamon sprinkles  which you can use to make cinnamon rolls with a package of cresecent roll dough.


Giveaway 2)  Two Free Cooking Shows.  A Free Cooking Show means Jennifer mails the invitations, provide the ingredients for the recipe, and provides any paper products necessary for serving.  Normally the host has to do all this including shopping for the ingredients.  For a Free Cooking Show, the host just provides a guest list and opens her home for her family and friends on the night of the party.  It’s a great deal!  Giveaway #2 is only open to those who live within a 60 mile radius of Salem, Oregon.  Remember the fall and the holiday season is probably the BEST time to have a show.  And a new Pampered Chef catalog with over 50 new products came out September 1st–there’s new stuff to choose from!

To enter giveaway #1 (for all blog readers), leave a comment about what you would use this cookie sheet for the most.  To enter giveaway #2 (for those within the Salem/Portland vicinity), please simply indicate you are interested in giveaway #2.  And if you are in the Salem/Portland area you may for sure enter BOTH giveaways.

The winner be chosen by a random drawing.  The winner(s) will be announced on this blog on SATURDAY, September 24th at 10:00 AM PST.  Thanks for playing!

Food Friday – Chocolate Give Away!!

It’s Food Friday. Instead of sharing a recipe with you today, my college friend Beth is giving away CHOCOLATE!  Beth is a consultant for Dove Chocolate Discoveries.  She sells wonderful tasty products.  Not only that, but she can help you host your own chocolate tasting party!  How fun would that be!?  Get a bunch of girlfriends together and sample the best tasting chocolate products.  If you are interested in ordering products or hosting a party (Beth lives in the Chicago area), visit her website

Beth is giving away ONE box of truffle fudge brownie mix.  This is so much better than the cheap brownie mix you buy at the store.  It is a chocolate on chocolate loaded with a half pound of Dove’s premium dark chocolate chips.  It makes 20 brownies


Two single serve packets of chai tea.  You can drink it hot or iced.  Beth recommends drinking it topped with cool whip and serving it with the brownies.

So if you want to enter this giveaway, please leave a comment about what your favorite chocolate dessert is (like a hot fudge sundae, milkshake etc.)  You must comment by Wednesday, August 24th.  The winner will randomly be chosen by my son Derek drawing a name out of a hat.  Beth can ship anywhere domestically.  Don’t worry Canadians–we’ll find a way to get to you.  🙂



Everyday Mom First Ever Giveaway!

I hope to do giveaways the 19th of the month (but maybe not EVERY month…we’ll see).  The 19th is an easy number for me to remember as my anniversary is on the 19th of May.  So here is my first give away on the 19th!

My cousin introduced me to aromatherapy and essential oils two years ago. At first I had no idea what essential oils were let alone what you use them for.  Now I use essential oils throughout my home.  In Oregon we are trapped inside half the year because we get lots and lots of rain.  Sometimes homes get that “stale air smell” and need a fresh scent.  I hope to share more about aromatherapy in a future post.

I buy almost all my essential oils from  Aura Cacia (  Their website has tons of recipes on how to use essentail oils in the home, for a soothing bath, making massage oil, and even kids and baby recipes.

So here’s what I am giving away…

A 0.5 fluid ounce bottle of lavender oil from Aura Cacia

AND  Reviving Peppermint Shower Tablets

You can use the lavender oil in so many ways (put a few drops in a pot of boiling water to create a nice aroma, diffuse in a room diffuser, put a few drops on a Kleenex etc.) Check out the website for more ideas.  I was excited to find these shower tablets. What a great way to make your morning or evening shower more relaxing!  You may not have time to take a bath to relax so why not add it to your shower.  Peppermint oil and lavender are probably the two oils I use the most in my home.

So all you need to do to participate in my first giveway is leave a comment about what your favorite scent is.  Does not have to be an essential oil…it can be freshly cut grass, your Grandma’s house etc.  I will draw the winner on Saturday, July 23rd at 8:00 AM Pacific time.  So please comment before then!  I will announce the winner on the blog on Saturday.  Thank you for participating.  And look for more giveaways coming your way in the future!