Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day ! - Celebrate with the LOVE of Learning ! - GIVEAWAY !!

Happy Valentines Day to all my faithful readers, and to YOU ! Welcome if you are new to my blog. Sign up to follow me, I will promise not to disappoint you with my posts.

This Valentines Day, I have decided to be frugal. I certainly do NOT need candy and neither does my family. My hubby is allergic to flowers, so I rarely get them, but that is okay because they always die too quickly anyways, I rather have my garden full when Spring comes. I don't need balloons or jewelry, so I have been thinking, What can I do to make THIS Valentines Day Special and memorable one, without spending a ton, and by celebrating LOVE, which is what the holiday is about, right ?

I decided to celebrate by sharing TIME. Time with my family is more precious than any gems, more rich than any chocolate, gets me "higher" than any helium of any balloons, and usually, they smell better than any flowers, lol.

My hubby and I don't get a lot of time together, he works two jobs, so I don't have to work. I spend a lot of time with my children, but it usually isn't the quality time like I like to spend. We are usually rushing somewhere, or sitting on computers, or doing homework, something like that, so I decided that we could have fun while learning, and playing. And at the same time we would be spending that quality time together.

We are going to play a few board games together and read some new books we recently got. Then I am going to have my sons (ages 12 and 9) play their instruments and give me a duet. My oldest plays violin and my 9 yr. old plays viola. Then I will ask my hubby to join in on piano. We are a very musical family, except me, but I can sing, well, I THINK I can sing, lol

I am getting excited just writing about how my Valentines Day is going to be. I hope you all have a Very Happy Valentines Day too.

***Here, let me help you out***
GIVEAWAY !!!!
Little Partners, LLC is helping me to make your Love of learning Special too. They are doing 20 consecutive days of blog giveaways for The Learning Tower, from February 9th through the 28th.
"For a child, the world around them is a magical and curious place. They learn by mirroring Mommy and Daddy with the ultimate goal being "to do it myself" and feel like an active member of the family. That's why Little Partners has created the Learning Tower: a sturdy, non-tip structure that welcomes the child to safely participate with parents, caregivers, and siblings by raising them to counter top height."
Value: $189.99 !
Colors: Natural, Dark Cherry, Ebony, Soft White, Red, Azure Blue, Royal Blue, Pink, Apple Green (the winner can choose whichever one they want!)

"Little Partners, Inc. is a company dedicated to the nurture of the child. Our mission is to affirm the child's positive self image through strengthening the essential partnership between the child and the adult."

There are also more chances to win by visiting any of the other giveaways here :
http://www.loveoflearningmonth.com


How to win:

1. subscribe to my blog via email or feedburner - 2 chances (please comment separately for each one)
2. Follow me on Twitter I am @plussizemommy
3. Follow my blog
4. Add this post to your facebook page
5. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and link back to me
6. Email this giveaway to your friends and cc me (plussizemommy@gmail.com)
7. Tell me what your plans are for today (Valentines Day)
8. Comment and tell me which color Learning Tower you would choose

Okay, I think I have given you a lot of ways to win, Good Luck !!!
This giveaway starts today and ends on Thursday 2/19/2009 at 1pm
Please Comment with your entries.
Winners will be chosen by Random.org and emailed and posted on my blog on the 19th.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY !

146 comments:

Ashley said...

On Valentine's Day, I was alone with my son:). We didn't do to much. I was able to focus on him and make some special treats:)

Nicole Ibarrondo said...

Well...Valentine's was yesterday, we went to a Sweet 16 and I got a little tipsy..not feeling so good today!

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gretchen said...

I enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day first with some girlfriends and then at home with my hubby and two sons. Take out and margaritas, yummy!
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Dumaurier said...

I took my two year old son to a local Museum then we went shopping and out to lunch...We also had some yummy gelato for an extra treat. My husband is deployed to Afghanistan so I wanted to make this day fun so he was my Valentine yesterday.

Laura S. said...

Valentine's day is like Christmas at our house-kids wake up to a treat bag with some special candy and a few little toys. They've been talking about it coming up for almost 2 months!

nape said...

My Valentine's Day plans? I went out to eat with a group of (unattached) friends, and had a lovely time.

nape said...

My friend would LOVE a Learning Tower for her son, and she prefers the Ebony. I would LOVE to win one for them.

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I have been saying I want Dark Cherry but I would love Ebony as well. Either one, I have wanted one of these for 3 years! I have two boys, ages 4 and 1

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CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

On Valentine's Day we went to a party at a friend's house. They called it a "Valentine's Ball" and there were about 8 couples. They cleared out the living room and it has kind of a highschool dance vibe. It was very sweet and fun; I hadn't stayed out that late in ages!

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CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I just posted this on my facebook page. I'm Candice Broom

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Anonymous said...

I subscribed via readear.
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Anonymous said...

I subscribed via email too.
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Anonymous said...

For Valentine's Day, my husband had to work much of the day. So my son and I spent it with his grandma and grandpa. Then, when my husband came home from work, we all had dinner together and played a game. Not too romantic, but it was fun time as a family. And my son and I made a homemade Valentine for my husband.
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Anonymous said...

I can't decide on color . . . red would look great in our kitchen, but I think azure blue and apple green are my favorites. Probably azure blue is my very favorite.
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Caryn Bailey said...

The Dark Cherry would go really well in our kitchen!

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Anonymous said...

And I now follow you! :)
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Caryn Bailey said...

I had to work on V-day! I am a NICU nurse...but my husband still managed to cook a lovely Greek meal

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Rockin' Mama said...

I posted on my Facebook page

Caryn Bailey

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Audra said...

This is a great product and I would love to win one in the 'natural' color for my little guy- Thanks so much for the AWEsome give-oh-way!

Audra said...

I added a link to this blog and giveaway on my facebook (audrajjensen) page

Audra said...

I happily e-mailed my friends for the extra entry and cc'd you but I am going to be so sad if they win instead of me lol! At least it holds to kids and my son could use it at there house...

Audra said...

Valentine's day was simple but fun for us. We spent the day with our little family and send our son to grandmas' for the evening while we went to a conference. Next year however I am hoping for a little trip away for the weekend! Thanks again for the giveaway and all the extra chances to win I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

Audra said...

I blogged about this giveaway on my blog kidtestedmotherapproved.blogspot.com

sara l. said...

We had a uneventful, but very sweet Valentine's day that consisted of a steak dinner, a bubble bath, a good movie and a massage! Does it get any better than that?!
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sara l. said...

The natural color would go perfectly with my cabinets!
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independentmami said...

My plans for Valentine's Day were to spend time with my two loves. My fiance and my son. My son and I made breakfast in bed for my hard working fiance. Me and my son had dinner and ice cream while my fiance worked the night shift.

independentmami said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?
super_alba_star@yahoo.com Telling everyone on my facebook to check out your giveaways.

independentmami said...

I added this giveaway to http://independentmami.blogspot.com/ my blog...

independentmami said...

I sent an email to my friends who have samll babies, some who are mommies to be, and some who already have bids that could use this learning tower...super_alba_star@yahoo.com

Candace April said...

Hmmm...don't know if this counts but for V-Day I slept in sorta (still had to do morning feeding of nursling), got to hit the clearance at the LOFT outlet, and was taken out to Indian food. Yum.

Estela said...

I spent the 14th relaxing with my family and enjoing my blessings.

Caryn Bailey said...

I emailed my friends about the giveaway
caryn at rockinmama.net (jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com)

kandisprizza said...

On Valentines day my boyfriend and I went out for a very romantic dinner. It was wonderful.

Thank you

Tracey said...

For Valentine's Day, we actually went an inexpensive meal at Chickfila with our daughter and let her play on the playground for as long as she wanted. Good times.

Jen said...

For valentine's day, we had a sick child, so we had a stay at home dinner at the table after she went to bed. We even pulled out the candles! On the brighter side, it was a lot less stressful than all of us going out!

jvcoles@gmail.com said...

I would love to win a learning tower for my grandsons to use- They are three busy little boys. We would choose natural color.

crystal said...

I also subscribed via My Yahoo!
Thanks!
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crystal said...

I am following you on Twitter. My username is ctb0520.
Thanks!
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crystal said...

I THINK I am following you through My Blog Log, but I'm not sure if I did it correctly or not! My username is ctb0520.
Thanks!
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Heather said...

For Valentines day we made heart shaped pancakes for breakfast and a beautiful strawberry trifle for dessert.

crystal said...

I just added this post to my Facebook page. Here is the link that came up once it successfully posted.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/posted.php?id=1471902405&success
Thanks!
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crystal said...

Well, we had big plans for Valentine's Day, but our babysitters fell through (my parents) because they had to have their beloved dog of 12 1/2 years put to sleep on Valentine's Day. It was such a sad day! We cried all day. So, we just stayed home & my husband rented a movie, but I wasn't interested in watching it because my mind just kept going back to my parents & their little dog! It was no fun, but at least I was with my hubby.
Thanks!
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crystal said...

I think I would choose the dark cherry. I love the ebony, but the dark cherry would match my kitchen better.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tuesday Girl said...

I love the dark cherry tower, I love this!

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Tuesday Girl said...

On Valentines day we had a nice, quiet day with the family nothing exciting but perfect.

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Sarah @ Mom Balance said...

I'd choose the dark cherry tower. It would be the most attractive piece of children's gear we owned! beezerly at yahoo dot com

Sarah @ Mom Balance said...

Our Valentine's Day was pretty slow - with a three week old baby, 15 month old, and 4 year old in tow. We did a little shopping and went to dinner for the first time as a family of five, and it went really smoothly. The day was a success!
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Kay said...

i would choose the natural colored one
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Kay said...

for v-day, my husband and i made dinner together while my daughter played in her high chair. it'd be great if we had a learning tower so she could help us more kitchen. ;)
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Malaika said...

I would love to have the Learning Tower in natural. Thanks!!

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Brendan Keller said...

My husband was out-of-town for Valentine's Day, so my son, my sister, my nephew, my mom, and my dad all went to Neiman's for lunch! Very posh!! :)

Brendan Keller said...

I added the post to facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=665455082&ref=profile&pub=2915120374

makeetis said...

My husband and I along with our 3 kids went out to eat for valentines day and came home to watch a movie.
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Betty N said...

On Valentines Day, my husband and I just spent the time together taking a walk,talking, watching tv, etc. It was a very nice day!

Kay said...

i subscribed to your emails!
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karin said...

for valentines day, we went out for a nice dinner w/o the kids. :)

karin said...

i subscribed to your emails!
oh, and i forgot to put my email on the last entries. mommystuff2 at gmail dot com

Diane Conn said...

My new kitchen is going to be yellow and white, so I think the Azure blue would look great!

Heather said...

For Valentine's Day we went out of town with the kids to the Canyon Lake, and enjoyed the beautiful outdoors! It was great!
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Anonymous said...

The natural would be perfect in my kitchen. My 3 year old would love this!
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Kimberly said...

Oh my goodness. A friend has this and it is just wonderful! We would take the white as it matches the trim in our kitchen!!! So much better than a stool.