What a morning! Not even 8 a.m. and we had quite the adventure in our house. I was up and taking a look outside the kitchen door at the beautiful morning. I spotted a bird perched on the side of our screened porch (there are a few holes) and figured I had better open the porch door to let him out. Not one second after I opened the kitchen door did our kitty Winston (please don't hate him, he's just being a kitty) jumped out of nowhere and grabbed the bird. AND THEN CAME INTO THE HOUSE!! WITH THE BIRD!!! Oh my goodness the wailing and squawking and thrashing about. Of course this woke the kiddos who thought I'd gone crazy (yep, it was me making most of the noise lol.) We managed to extract Winston and get him back outside while ds2 (my little hero and exterminator of all insects when dh isn't home) scooped the bird up in a box and placed him in a secure place outside to recover. But of course he didn't, and thus we had a proper funeral. All before breakfast.
Now about the contests! 5 Minutes For Mom is having another gangbuster of a giveaway. Here are the details.
With the turn of the page to August, our minds automatically think, “Back to School.” Whether your children start school this month or in September (or you keep your own homeschool calendar), there are preparations to be made–buying pencils and backpacks, new shoes and clothes, and getting organized.
5 Minutes for Mom wants to help make things easier. This week we will offer product reviews and giveaways to make your back-to-school season easier. And what about those preschoolers left at home when the big kids go back to school? We’ll have something for them as well.
The Back-to-School Giveaway Event will take place right here from August 4 - 10. We’ll leave all the posts open through August 12, and then post the winners on August 13.
Here’s how to get involved in the giveaway:
- Add a comment on the giveaway you want to enter. PLEASE note: You need to enter each giveaway individually so we know who wants to be entered in what giveaway. So make sure you click over to each giveaway and leave your comment there.
- Either link back to this post and include a “Back-to-School Giveaway” button in that post or on your sidebar (to get the code scroll to the bottom of this post,) or link to the individual giveaways you choose to enter. (If you post and include the button, either in your post or on your sidebar, and link back here, you are good for all the giveaways. No more linking required.)
- As always, non bloggers are welcome to participate! We understand you can’t link - but please spread the word to your friends.
- Some giveaways may be open to Canadian shipping addresses. Please check individual giveaways.
So there you have it. It's a little bit of work to enter, but the prizes are pretty awesome. I'm entering, but I can tell you now, I never, ever win! Ever! I've entered blog contests where there was only 1 other entrant, and I DIDN'T WIN! I didn't win any of the door prizes at that virtual homeschool conference. I entered 4, count them 4, different contests to win tickets to the conference and didn't win any of those either! But I'm not like, bitter, or anything. ;) So go enter and win something. 'Cause you know I won't. Win that is.