Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hope You Aren't Sick of Give-a-ways

I am doing a holiday give-a-way! To enter, go to

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Winner Is . . .

The winner of the Twilight "Sparkle" T-shirt is . . . (drum roll please)

Please contact me at asap and we'll send your new T-shirt. Congratulations!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I found this website through a friends blog and just ordered one 11X 14, three
8 X 10's, and like thirty 5 X 7's. And it cost $14.00!! (shipping is free I think, it didn't charge me for it).

You can get 15 free 5 X 7's when you enter, at checkout, the code 7789io

5 X 7's normally are like .35 cents and 8 X 10's are .90 cents.
Check it OUT!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Another Twilight T-shirt Give-Away

We had so much fun last week with the Twilight T-shirt give-away that we decided to do it again. This T-shirt is pink and says "I want a man that SPARKLES!" on the front and says "Twilight" on the back.

The rules are the same as last time. Just leave a comment and the winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 19th so check back to see if you got lucky and don't forget to go to Everything Twilight to check out the other hot styles.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holiday Boutique

HI! I just thought I would announce a boutique I am having in South Jordan, UT if anyone is interested. THANKS!

If you would like a postcard invitation with a number on it that could win you $10.00 worth of free spending money at the boutique, email your address to and we will send you one.
There will be three winners out of all the postcards. Winning Numbers will be displayed at the Boutique! Hope to see you there :)

Monday, November 10, 2008


The winner of the Twilight T-shirt is:


Congratulations. Please contact me at with your information and we'll send your new T-shirt right away.

And guess what! This was so much fun that we're going to do it again later this week. Check back and enter to win in our second Twilight T-shirt Give-Away.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Reading the TV

As much as we try not to, nearly every mother has had that crazy day where we turn on the TV to "babysit" our kids. Sometimes we just need that half an hour to finish making dinner or pay the bills.

My friend was telling me the other night about a study that shows that children who watch television with the closed captioning improved their vocabulary and reading fluency. Obviously, our children still shouldn't watch excessive amounts of television, but next time you turn the TV on don't feel guilty--just turn on the closed captioning as well.

For additional ideas on using the television to promote reading with your children, read Read to Me: Raising kids who love to Read by Bernice E. Cullinan.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Online Geography Games

We love Geography at our house. There is a huge world map hanging on the wall next to my seven year old son's bed and he requested a globe for his third birthday. My other children have also enjoyed learning about our world and we spend many hours reading the many atlases in our home. My husband even takes his very own atlas into the bathroom with him.

So, we were excited to find the fun and educational geography games on the National Geographic Kids Website. The GeoBee Challenge has a daily ten question geography quiz that includes questions used in the Geography Bee. There are other fun games as well.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Twilight T-shirt Give-Away

We're having our very first give-a-way on Utah Mom's Life blog and it's an exciting one. Just in time for "Twilight" the movie, win your very own Twilight T-shirt. Jen from Everything Twilight
sells these awesome shirts and has donated one to be given away here. Check out Everything Twilight to see her other T-shirts designs.

Simply leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments. The contest will be open for one week and the winner will be announced on this blog next Monday, November 10th.