Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mother's Day PJ #Giveaway

There is nothing better than getting into some PJ's and snuggling up on the couch with a good book. I like all the varieties of comfortable pajamas out there from gowns to shorts and a t-shirt. There is no doubt something for everyone.

Welcome to the Mother's Day Pajamas Giveaway sponsored by Richard Leeds International and hosted by Southern Mom Loves!

Mother's Day is in less than a month! What are you getting the lady in your life? If she's a fan of characters like Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Betty Boop, Eeyore, Tweety, Ariel, Marie, or Elsa from Frozen, she'll love the new PJ sets from Richard Leeds International, available exclusively at Walmart!

These comfy PJs come in sets that include a sleep tank top and capri pants in fun characters, gorgeous spring colors, and they're oh so soft! You can read the full review from Holly at Southern Mom Loves here.

You can find these PJs exclusively at Walmart in-store (You can find them in the sleepwear section) and online at!

You can find Richard Leeds International on their websiteFacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Follow them to get a first look at their new pajamas, and get notifications of exclusive giveaways!


I have a HUGE giveaway for my readers! Richard Leeds International is providing 12 pairs of pajamas, one for each of 12 winners!

Each winner will be sent a pair of pajamas (like the ones Holly received) in a randomly chosen color/character, in their size as they state it in the Giveaway Tools widget below. The selection will be either Mickey, Minnie, Eeyore, Betty Boop, Elsa, Ariel, Tweety, or Marie. 

Enter below, the odds are fantastic!

Giveaway begins on 4/17/15 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 5/1/15 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only.

Disclaimer: Naila Moon of Just the Stuff Ya Know and the participating blogs were asked to promote this giveaway and were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

O is for Odd/Oods/Optical Illusions #atozchallenge

  1. 1.
    different from what is usual or expected; strange.

Now, given this definition, one would think many places, people, or things is odd. However, I was noticing the part of the definition that says "expected". What does that mean exactly? 

For instance, something I may think to be perfectly normal or expected may seem very odd to you. Take the 
for example.

You many see this species as different.They are.  Maybe even something to be feared. That could be true or it may not. You may even wonder where they have come from or what they want.
For me, I see them as a different species from me but maybe not so odd as I know they come as characters from Doctor Who.

Does that make them lesser? Ah, that is where the definition of "odd" comes in to play. For some, the Ood are creatures to admire and even dress up in for role playing. For others, they probably think you have flipped out!

Ok, for something else odd.

Have you ever seen optical illusions? You know, those things that trick your eyes and mind. Check out these.

How is this stacked?

Just because it is Johnny Depp?

Which way is she going?

Now for the music:One of the oddest singers still performing years later is Ozzy Osbourne.

N is for No! #atozchallenge

Since, arriving back in Missouri, my vocabulary has lessened to the mere word of no followed by a child's name. In addition, my conversations have been with constant  question as the majority of them.

The conversational words that my two year old grandson says very well is "mine" and "no". This of course once again leads me to a rather shortened response.

The word "no" is simply part of my life right now and frankly, I love it!

For the music today: I love Neil Patrick Harris since his Doogie Howser Days. His hosting duties for awards shows have been amazing. Check this one out!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

#Spotlight: Star Wars: The Force Awakens! #StarWarsEmojis : #C3PO #Stormtrooper #BB8 #Disney

Are you a Star Wars fan? I have been since the original movies. The new generations are loving them too. Now comes a new remake! Whoo...STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will be in theaters December 18, 2015!

Today in Anaheim, California, J.J. Abrams (writer/director/producer) and Kathleen Kennedy (producer) kicked off Star Wars Celebration with an exclusive new look at STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. They welcomed surprise special guests from the film: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaacs as well as veterans of the original saga Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew. The talented team of filmmakers and actors shared a behind the scenes look at the upcoming film and, to the surprise of fans around the world, debuted a brand new teaser trailer.

**Twitter #StarWarsEmojis

Starting today, Twitter users will have even more ways to  express their excitement and celebrate
their favorite pop-culture phenomenon with exclusive new Twitter #StarWarsEmojis.
Twitter users who post hashtags representing key words associated with specific Star Wars character and legacy themes will see a small emoji-like icon embedded
in their tweets. Tweet the following character hashtags to unlock the first three
#StarWarsEmojis : #C3PO #Stormtrooper #BB8

Follow @StarWars on Twitter to get news & updates for #TheForceAwakens!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M is for Moving/Missouri/Music/Muppet's #atozchallenge

I believe in life that you have to move forward. Sometimes that is not an easy thing to do but it is almost always the best thing to do.

I have been in Missouri for a week now and having a nice time with my kids and grand-kids. My intention was to stay about 3 months and then go back to Colorado. 

Well, guess what? We are moving! We are planning to move around mid-May here. Some things have been pressing for awhile and life has presented us with the solution. This has come as a surprise but a rather happy one at that! Moving forward, always forward!

So the music for today comes from my favorite characters, the Muppet's! Here they sing Mahna Mahna.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L is for Late/Leaves/Lovely/ Loretta Lynn #atozchallenge

So, I am zooming in here really late in the  evening to post but I am officially still here on Tuesday. Whoo hoo!

We were out and about today on an Earth Day walk gathering dandelions, twigs, and leaves. After we got home, it was nap time for one and art-ing for another. My granddaughter and I took the leaves, rock, twigs and things and made beautiful collages with them all in a recycled soda bottle.

It was a lovely day!

Now for the music:
Being out in the fresh air and woods...aka "the country" just makes you want to sing. Loretta Lynn sings about the country oh so well.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Show Off Tuesday...#Giveaway and #Review Link Up...4/14/15

Time to link up your #giveaways and #reviews! This is hosted by Xmas Dolly and myself every week. Want to show off and be in the spotlight? Well this is the place! Just make sure to tell whether it is a giveaway or review and when it ends. Grab our button and please leave a comment. We love those!