Saturday, November 29, 2014

~GIVEAWAY~ 5-Piece Mixing Bowl Set

Copy-Kids, Southern Crazed, Mommy Footprint, Mom Dishes It Out and As Told By Ocie and myself Primitive Gypsy have come together to offer you the opportunity to win this fabulous prize!

This 5-Piece Set Includes: • 4-cup bowl • 6 1/2-Cup Bowl • 9-Cup Bowl • 12-Cup Bowl • 17-Cup Bowl

This is a win with a friend event too! Don't forget to tag all your buddies! Make sure your a fan of all the facebook pages I mentioned above for bonus entries! Please share so we can offer more giveaways and prizes!

To enter Click HERE to go to the Copy-Kids Facebook Page!

Review- Hot Wheels® Street Hawk™

My kids were so excited to try out this new toy from Hot Wheels®! The Hot Wheels® Street Hawk™ is a Remote Control Flying Car that my 9 year old Thomas had been asking for this year! Wasn't he excited when we got it for free to review from Mattel and BzzAgent

The boys rushed outside to open it up, the box isn't one of those adult proof one's because they had it open in seconds! It was a pretty easy setup. You'll need a Phillips screwdriver and 6 AA batteries. BzzAgent graciously provided the batteries for us. In the box was the Flying Car, the remote Control, an instruction booklet and a USB charging cable. The instructions say to charge it for 40 minutes first, but they were so excited they just had to try it. Without charging it right away it worked for about 10 minutes.

My boys are 9 and 11. The box says for kids 8 and up. They first tried it on the grass and dirt, but it wouldn't roll well there, so then they moved over to the patio. Once there it went well. The first few tries were very amusing, they were rushing and couldn't get it to do anything but roll and flip. After about 5 minutes they had it flying. My 11 year old says the key is to slowly accelerate like if it were a real plane. Both boys could make it fly even though it was very windy outside.

I was able to leave them at it pretty much from the beginning. The both say they love it, and have it charging as we speak so they can continue to play! It takes 40 mins to charge, my favorite thing is you can charge it with the USB cord. My least favorite thing is that it only works for 5-6 minutes after charged.

It's very light and honestly when they opened it I thought it would be in pieces in 10 seconds or one crash landing, but it's tougher than it looks! Not even a scratch! All in all I would say this is a Hit!

Giveaway from Little People Nativity and Advent Books

Another wonderful giveaway happening over at Here is what they are giving away!

I know my kids would love this Little People Nativity graciously offered by Catholic Family Gifts

This bright, adorable set is a wonderful way to introduce the very young to the Christmas story and an unbreakable set for older ones to play with. The perfect size for little hands, the Little People nativity set is a toy that will be used from year without fear of breakage. The set can be placed under the Christmas tree to be played with in the weeks leading up to December 25th. Place the angel atop the stable to activate the light-up star and hear the holiday favorite “Away in a Manger” play. The stable is shallow and will hold three figures. Children can use the cart to travel with the donkey act out the Christmas Story.

Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does) By Scott Hahn (Image Books, 2014)

What could be more familiar than the Christmas story — and yet what could be more extraordinary? The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context. Bestselling author Scott Hahn who has written extensively on Scripture and the early Church, brings evidence to light, dispelling some of the mystery of the story. Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child — their relationships, their interactions, their principles, their individual lives, and their common life. To see the life of this “earthly trinity” is to gaze into heaven. – See more at:

Let Us Adore Him: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas By Richard Fragomeni (Franciscan Media, 2014)

Let Us Adore Him will enhance your preparation for and celebration of Christmas. From the First Sunday of Advent through the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, you will find inspiration for your Advent and Christmas prayer time. Noted liturgist Fr. Richard Fragomeni weaves the Communion Antiphon from each day’s liturgy into a thoughtful, prayerful meditation.

A Eucharistic Christmas: Advent Meditations on the Presence of Christ By Editors of Servant Books (Servant Books, 2014)

During Advent we sing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” We focus on the birth of Jesus, this innocent child who came into our world to be our Savior. He is Emmanuel, God with us. But Advent and the Christmas season is also the perfect time to reflect on the fact that God is with us always, and particularly in his Eucharistic presence. This book offers a simple meditation from a well-known Christian writer each day from December 1st through the twelve days after Christmas, a few thoughts to help you respond to Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament, and a prayer to help you open your heart. The meditations focus on: The Scriptural basis for understanding the Eucharist How to prepare to receive the Lord What to do when you pray before the Blessed Sacrament The difference a holy hour can make The experiences of those who have spent time in adoration During this holy season, Mary’s example as she carried Jesus in her womb can show us how Jesus takes flesh in our own lives when we receive him with reverence.

For your chance to win any one of these lovely gifts please visit

Small Business Saturday!

Please take advantage of Today and Shop Small. Our small business' depend on people just like you to keep us that way, IN BUSINESS! We so appreciate our customers! I try and only shop small esp at the Holidays! I will be offering discounts in my Etsy shoppe and my Facebook Page Store Through Monday One Etsy please use the following discounts! Link to Etsy is on the sidebar, or just click here! PrimitiveGypsy

Small Business Saturday take 20% off with Coupon Code SMALL Thru Monday take 15% off with Coupon Code GYPSY On facebook when you message me about something I will automatically give you the discount! PrimitiveGypsy on facebook

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Here Piggy Piggy Piggy

I know you all are dying to hear more piggy stories but I actually have none to tell! WOOHOO, she is still in her pen..No more chasing her through the neighbors fields! She has gotten HUGE.. I will take a photo when it's not snowing and blowing so hard the house is moving! Instead I'll show you Nikolas fascinated with the snow! He just stood outside and stared and smiled! It's was so sweet that a 2 year old can see the beauty we so often forget to stop and see! Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Blogger Opps: Lock it Up in 2014 Giveaway!

Grand Prize: 
Kids Locker

Runner Up Prize
Kids Mini Locker
Up to $70

Hosted by:
Make Our Own Network
Sign-ups close 11/30
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.
M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.
**If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a M.O.O.N. event similar to this or a Blogger interested in working with M.O.O.N. please contact

Monday, November 24, 2014

ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Blogger Opportunity

ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower is opening this awesome opportunity to the first 100 bloggers. This is to review a handy item that turns your shower into a spa. Doesn't it look amazing? I know I would love to give one a try! Who wouldn't?

Please go here to ESSIO and enter the required information! Good luck!