Father's Day Fishing Worms

Happy Father's Day from Loving Heart Designs.

From Recently Updated

My husband enjoys bass fishing and he enjoys making his own fishing worms. Does the man in your life like to bass fish? Well, would you like to win a pack of 20 worms for his next fishing trip? All you have to do is leave a comment about the man in your life and tell me which of the four colors you prefer.

See the photo below: 1. green - swirly 2. purple - swirly 3. green 4. purple

Please leave your email in the comment. Ex: gahome2mom AT gmail DOT com

From Worm Makin

Winner Shannon

Winner: #30 Shannon

Happy Father's Day! Thank you all for your participation.

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Save the Date

Fawn, my daughter, has created several new "Save the Date" templates at our Zazzle gallery. Come check them out. They are also available in different hair, eye and skin colors.

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Winners Announced

5 Winners for "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" by Joshilyn Jackson:

3 Courtney said...

The last books I read were the Twilight Saga.
courtneytarver85 at yahoo dot com

56 Nelsby said...

I Tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/1960627993
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

33 nightowl said...

My favorite author is Karen Kingsbury who writes Christian Fiction.
winit6 (at) hotmail (dot) com

8 valerie2350 said...

valerie2350 at hotmail

25 bloomerbear said...

I follow on blogger
pattifritz2000 AT yahoo com

I will be emailing the winners soon. Remember you must be a resident of the USA or Canada. Hachette Books USA will send the prizes.

Thank you to all the participants. Please come again for more giveaways. :)

Twitter: @gahome2mom


Friday Fitness Wii Fit Mommies

Wii Fit Friday - Succeeding Doing It For Me.

About Me

I got the Bronze Piggy today. You get it when you do 10 hours of exercises. I am guessing that's not including my add-on's. lol I was 29 years old. I am almost 44 so that's good. Yahoo! I did 30 minutes of exercises too. I haven't really lost any weight to write about.

I was doing much better when my daughters were signing in to do it daily. They have backed off for whatever reasons. They aren't as strong as me. They can't do the plank and other strength exercises very well.

When I started out, I did the jogging and I thought my heart would burst. Yikes! I have since slowed down when doing that one. lol

Thanks for reading my short post.

Happy T.G.I.F. :)

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Thursday Giveaways

Special for the Graduate in your life... Inkubook

Order your book at regular price by Friday, June 5, 2009 using coupon code INKUGRAD09 and get a second copy of the same book for 50% off.

GAhome2mom & Loving Heart Designs Giveaways:

* The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson 5/30
* Pacific Cornetta Mug & Water Bottle 6/02
* The Power to Change by Gregory Dickow 6/2
* Right on the Money by Pat Robertson 6/10
* Any Minute by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford 06/12

Connected2Christ Current Giveaways:

Glamourmom 05-29-09

CrazyDogShirts (3 winners) 05-29-09

Oliver's Labels 05-30-09

Snorg Tees 05-30-09

Planet Wise Wet Bag 05-31-09

Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox 06-06-09

Layers Clothing 06-13-09

See Kai Run 06-13-09

Your Every Color and Little Lilies 06-13-09

Baby Bella Maya

Photofiddle $50.00 GC 06-14-09

Wee Squeak Shoes 06-20-09

Pacific Cornetta Water Bottle and Tea Tumbler 06-20-09

Thank you to ALL my followers on both blogs. :)

More to come...

New link at Loving Heart Designs -
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Winners Announced

Congratulations! Winners Announced for contests at GAhome2mom and Loving Heart Designs.

I will be emailing you for your information soon. The sponsors will be shipping the prizes for these contests. If I don't hear from the winners within 48 hrs, a new reader will be chosen. Thanks to the sponsors and all the participants.

Loving Heart Designs

1. Cheerios Spoonful of Stories - Prizey judibrittle
2. Layers Clothing - Prizey coriwestphal

GAhome2mom Reviews & Giveaways

The Art of Compassion by Martin Smith - Prizey (nightowl)
5 Winners ... Since there were only 5 separate submissions, all 5 readers won a copy.

Congratulations! * ellybean * nightowl * Kristinia * Finamoon * nfmgirl

When you read this book, please submit a review online. Share it with us. :)

Current Giveaways:

* Win a Pearl Mug and Cascade Stainless Steel Bottle from Pacific Cornetta.
* 5 winners - The Power to Change Today by Gregory Dickow.

Also, please make note that Loving Heart Designs now has changed it's link (new domain) at http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com .

If you have a button on your sidebar, please edit the link.



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Win $15 GC Snugs Boutique

Emily's Latest

Emily's Latest: Snugs Boutique Giveaway - Ends May 29th, 2009.
One reader could win a $15 Gift Certificate at Snugs Boutique.

Guess what? I got my own domain name now. If you have Loving Heart Designs linked on your blog, please edit the button or badge to my new link.

New Link: http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com

Remember to check my sidebar for new contests coming up. :)

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Win a Cordless Waterpik - 5 Winners

Win a cordless Waterpik at Everything Up Close(Ilissa). Wow! 5 readers can win the new Ultra Cordless Dental Water Jet WP 450. The contest ends June 12th, 2009.

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Zazzle Savings up to 70% 3 Days Only!


Memorial Weekend Sale! Up to 70% OFF! 3 DAYS ONLY - ENDS SUNDAY

Aprons 25% off * T-shirts 10% off * Posters 70% off * Business Cards 50% off

Don't forget to stop by our gallery! Thanks. :)

Happy Memorial Day!

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Win $100 Gift Cards and Kohn's Reusable Shopping Bags

Kohl’s Gift Card & Reusable Shopping Bags

To help families continue their Earth Day celebrations, Kohl's is giving away $100 gift cards, made from 100 percent recycled plastic, along with reusable shopping bags. Learn more about Kohl’s nationwide efforts to go green at www.kohlsgreenscene.com.

Enter to Win at Parents.com. (Daily Giveaways) Automatically be entered to win the Grand Prize of $1,000 cash! (subscribers)

Also, Kohl's is having a 3 days of shipping for $4.99. Hurry, ends Saturday!

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Special Memorial Day Savings

Planet CD-ROM Sweepstakes - Win Free CDs or DVDs!

Sign up for The Software Scoop newsletter or the Insider Movie News newsletter and be eligible to win 10 Free CDs or DVDs of your choice (excludes all $6.99 titles). A new winner is chosen every month!

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Vincent Summer Sandal Sale - Get 20% Off:

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Pacific Cornetta Review and Giveaway

Active Gear has been in business since the late 90's as a part of Pacific Cornetta, Inc. They offer a variety of products for your busy lifestyle at home, at the office, or in the great outdoors.

Introducing, the new eco-friendly 22 oz. Liquid Solution Cascade Water Bottle by Pacific Cornetta, Inc. The new bottles are constructed of a single wall of 18/8 Marine grade stainless steel with a BPA-free plastic screw top lid. They are easy to clean and do not leave any after taste and fits most bike cages and cup holders. It is dishwasher safe but they recommend hand washing the plastic screw top loop lid. The new 12 oz. bottles will be arriving this summer in a wide variety of colors.

I recently had the opportunity to review the new Liquid Solution Cascade Water Bottle. I received the “Do Your Part - Go Refillable” bottle. I was impressed with the sturdy construction and easy to handle, cool sleek design. I appreciate that this product is made from BPA-free safe materials and is recyclable. Shortly after receiving it, I washed it and added my ice cubes and water. You can use the slender ice sticks too. I recommend carrying it by the loop top, especially for younger children because it gets cold quickly.

Buy it! The 22 oz. Cascade Stainless Steel Water Bottle at $16.99.

Also, if you spend $30 you get a free Field and Stream Multi-Tool.

Get 50% off any Cascade Stainless Steel Water bottle when you spend $9.99 or more!
Coupon Code: summer09

More Active Gear Products:

Liquid Solution: insulated travel mugs, vacuum bottles, tea tumblers and more!

Pearl: features patented insulated ceramic mugs lined with stainless steel.

Screaming Meanie: Extra loud alarm clocks for specialty markets including truck drivers, motorcyclists, and others.

Win it!

Pacific Cornetta, Inc. has generously offered to one of our lucky readers the choice of one of the eight Pearl Mugs shown in this photo. These mugs are also constructed with 18/8 marine grade stainless steel on the interior and ceramic on the exterior. Additional insulation holds the heat and cold for 2 to 3 hours. Guess what? You can win the new Cascade Stainless Steel Water Bottle too. :)

To enter, Visit Active Gear, and pick out your favorite product. Remember to include your email in the comment. Don't forget to tell us which mug and bottle you like too. (See above) Example: gahome2mom AT gmail DOT com. Thank you.

This contest is closed.

This contest is open to the US and Canada! The contest will end June 1st, 2009. I will pick the winner using Random.org. The winner will be emailed shortly afterwards and has 48 hrs to contact me. A new winner will be chosen if no contact has been made. Pacific Cornetta, Inc. will send the winner their prize. Thank you to Pacific Cornetta, Inc. and Active Gear for sponsoring this eco-friendly giveaway.

Review by GAhome2mom

Book Giveaways

GAhome2mom Reviews & Giveaways

* Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories 5/25

* The Art of Compassion by Martin Smith 5/25

* The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson 5/30

* The Power to Change by Gregory Dickow 6/2

Twitter: @gahome2mom


Book Blogs Giveaways

Visit Book Blogs

I am a member at several book blogs sponsored by Hachette Book Groups. You can join us too.

Book Giveaways:

Bridgette Hooper has many book giveaways:

1. 3 Copies of the Audio Book - The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly Ends 5/28
2. 3 Copies of the Audio Book - The Secret Speech Ends 5/28.
3. 3 Copies of the Audio Book - The Way Home by George Pelecanos Ends 5/28.
And several more book and audio books that are ending tonight. Hurry!

Tutu's Two Cents: Giveaways
1. 5 Copies of the book: Obama's Blackberry Ends 6/6.

Chic Book Chic Giveaway:
1. 1 Copy of The Execution of Justice by Michael Phelps Ends 5/26

West of Mars -- Win A Book!

Word Vessel has many book reviews and giveaways.

Radiant Light book giveaway "Passion Denied" by Julie Lessman. Ends 5/29.

Mom Saves Money book giveaway is The Richest Man in Town. Ends 5/24.

Win at Wicked Wednesday Giveaways. (Book Soulmates)Ends 5/27

Twitter: @gahome2mom



Faith, Hope & Lullabies CD

Faith, Hope & Lullabies
by the Lullaby Ensemble

Faith, Hope & Lullabies and Faith, Hope & Lullabies: Songs of Worship are wonderful, relaxing CD's for parents and their babies. The CDs will help create a calm, enjoyable environment in your home or car. If you know an expecting mom, this would make a great gift for them.

For more information visit Faith, Hope & Lullabies.

Twitter: @gahome2mom

30% Off Little Miss Matched Socks

Use Code: 30FLOPS at the checkout! :)

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Small Talk Six on Saturdays

Today’s topic is “6 pieces of advice that you think are obvious, but some people just need to hear.”

  1. Say, Thank you, Excuse Me and Please!
  2. Pick up your newspapers & trash.
  3. Don't leave your garbage can on the sidewalk. (Some of us walk on it.)
  4. Don't talk on your cell & use your laptop while driving.
  5. Walk dogs on a leash & pick up POO!
  6. Don't leave your kids in the "HOT" car!

Want to join in? Go here to learn how and to view the weekly list Small Talk Six topics for 2009.

Twitter: @gahome2mom

Kimochis Winner


Kimochis Toy Winner Announced:

Congratulations LoveMyDogs #57

LoveMy2Dogs said... #57
I tweeted and Happy Monday.
Monday, May 4, 2009 1:31:00 PM EDT

Please contact me within 48 hrs. Thanks to all the participants and the sponsors at Kimochis.

Please, check out these great giveaways:

* Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories 5/25

* Layers Clothing 5/25

* The Art of Compassion by Martin Smith 5/25

* The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson 5/30

Twitter: @gahome2mom


Fitness Friday

Featured Guest: Tricia Garder

Happy TGIF!!!

Today, I did great by being younger than my actual age. lol I began this morning with only 10 minutes of Yoga. Then , the girls and I went for a quick walk in the neighborhood. We get a freaked when strangers drive through our area. My weight is being stable. I still need to make better choices about snacking. We always have nuts, trail mix, granola, and fruits. The problem is when my husband goes to the Russell Stovers Outlet and brings home a box of Bloopers chocolate for Mother's Day. Yikes and Yum all in one. lol I hope all you Wii Mommies are doing much better. Have a great weekend.

Smiles ~ gahome2mom

Twitter: @gahome2mom


The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
by Joshilyn Jackson
Bestselling Author of gods in Alabama

"A ghost story, family psychodrama, and murder mystery all in one.
Jackson's latest is a wild, smartly calibrated achievement. A-." - Entertainment Weekly

"...spellbinding southern-gothic tale...." - Family Circle

Lauren Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother keep family skeletons in the closet or sewing her acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister, Thalia, is her opposite, an impoverished actress who prides herself on exposing the lurid truths lurking behind middle class niceties.

While Laurel's life seems neatly on track-- a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, a lovely suburban home-- everything she holds dear is threatened the night she is visited by the ghost of her 13-year-old neighbor Molly. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly, floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is an unseemly mystery that no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Laurel enlists Thalia's help, even though she knows it comes with a high price tag.

Together, they set out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about their family's haunted past, the true state of Laurel's marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

Joshilyn Jackson Interview Part 1

Joshilyn Jackson Interview Part 2

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming was my first pick at Hachette Book Groups. I couldn't resist picking this book because I am from the great southern state of Georgia too. I am glad I chose this book. I look forwards to reading her other Bestsellers: "Between, Georgia" and "gods in Alabama" in the near future.

Winners Announced! The contest is closed. Thank you.

Credits: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming at Hachette Book Groups.

~ GAhome2mom

Thursday Giveaways

Loving Heart Designs

My Current Giveaways:

* Kimochis Toy - 5/15
* Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories - 5/25
* Layers Clothing $25 GD - 5/25

Zazzle Gallery - Gahome2mom

(Zazzle Gallery Button above)

There is a special on FREE shipping for Graduation in many Zazzle shops. (Cards, Mugs, and Postage)

Use code GRADSHIPFREE during checkout*

GAhome2mom Giveaway:

* The Art of Compassion - 5/25 - 5 Winners

Connected2Christ Giveaways:


Win at Katydid and Kid


Katydid and Kid is featuring a lovely apron from Nanalulu's Linen Closet. This contest ends May 23rd, 2009 at midnight. EST.

Also, you could win a Houndstooth Brown Toggle Tote from Vera Bradley . Contest ends May 21nd, 2009.

Oh, Don't forget my current contests at Loving Heart Designs and GAhome2mom. The Kimochis Toy contest ends Friday, May 15th, 2009.

~ gahome2om
Twitter: @gahome2mom


Win a Dress by Heather

Win a lovely Loose Teeth Sundress by Heather. Check out all the fashions at her Etsy store. This giveaway is featured at Grosgrain.

Twitter: @gahome2mom

InkuBook Special


I ordered several Inkubooks last year and my family and I were very pleased with the outcome.

Check out this months special:

Order your book at regular price by Sunday, May 24, 2009 using coupon code INKUGRAD09 and get a second copy of the same book for 50% off.

Twitter: @gahome2mom

Current Giveaways & Reviews

Loving Heart Designs

Loving Heart Designs & GAhome2mom Giveaways:

* Kimochis Toy - Ends 5/15
* Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Ends 5/25

Layers Clothing Ends 5/25
The Art of Compassion Ends 5/25

Coming Soon...
* Active Gear

You can read several new book review posting from First Wild Card Tours at GAhome2mom. There will be many more to come.

* Memory's Gate by Paul McCusker
* The Moment Between by Nicole Baart

I will be reviewing Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions by James A. Beverley from the Thomas Nelson: Book Reviewer Blogger's Group.

~ GAhome2mom


Win $25 GC at Layers Clothing

Layers Clothing

"Layer's style is humble but edgy, sweet but sassy. Our clothing is unassumingly modest yet current and wearable. "

Layers Clothing is all the rave with some top Super Stars. How many of you know Hannah Montana a.k.a Miley Cyrus? What about the rock star that recently appeared on American Idol - Gwen Stefani? Well, they love Layers Clothing too.

Layers Clothing has 12 fabulous new swimsuit styles in their swim shop for this summer. You may want to check out their other fashions in collection, basic and shapewear.

Also, Layers Clothing is so hip that you can now follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Myspace. Guess what? They even have their own blog.

Would you like to win a $25 E- Gift Certificate? Tell me what you would buy with your $25 E-Gift Certificate! (Please, post your email in each post. Ex. gahome2mom AT gmail DOT com)

Extra Entries: (Tons of Extra's!)

  1. Follow Layers Clothing on Twitter. Leave your Twitter name.
  2. Fan Layers Clothing on Facebook.
  3. Add Layers Clothing to your Friends at Myspace.(List Myspace name)
  4. Subscribe to Loving Heart Designs by email.
  5. Follow ME on Blogger - publicly.
  6. Blog this contest and link to Layers Clothing and my post. (2 Extra)
  7. Add my NEW Loving Heart Designs Button to your blog. (2 Extra)
  8. Tweet @gahome2mom. (See RT copy/paste below)
  9. Add me as a friend @Janet Carter on Facebook.
  10. Email 2 friends about this contest.
* Tweeting Daily is allowed. Come back and post that you did. Thank you.

" Win $25 GC Layers Clothing @gahome2mom http://bit.ly/jaYur "

This contest is open to US and Canada Only! Winner will be contacted by email. The contest ends May 25th, 2009. The winner will have 48 hrs to respond or a new reader will be chosen. Thank your for participating in this Layers Clothing giveaway.

Guess what? You can try to win again at Connected2Christ Blog.

Review by ~ GAhome2mom
Twitter: @gahome2mom

Wee Squeak Shoes Giveaway

Piece of Me Giveaways:

Win your choice of Wee Squeak Shoes: You can pick the Orange Girls Sandal Yellow Daisy (size 5), Turquoise Girls Sandal White Daisy (size 5), or the Boys Navy Fishermen Sandal (size 5). Ends May 26th, 2009.

Win Manhattan Toys: Peek-Squeak Dog or a Snuggle Pods Hunny Bunny!- Ends May 23rd, 2009.

Win Leg Huggers. Ends May 12th, 2009.

Win Earcheck . Ends May 16th, 2009.

Win Shi Shu Baby. Ends May 19th, 2009.

Win My Flipper Toothbrush. Ends May 21st, 2009.

~ gahome2mom

Twitter: @gahome2mom

My Current Giveaways

Loving Heart Designs

Loving Heart Designs Giveaways:

* Win Kimochis for Children - toys with feelings. Ends 5/15/09.
* Win Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories - 4 Books & a Writers Contest. Ends 5/25/09.

Zazzle Gallery - Gahome2mom

We were featured as one of the top Zazzle galleries this past week. Come check us out!
No purchase necessary. My daughter, Erin was featured too @ Ellybean.

Featured Galleries:

  1. ellybean
  2. gahome2mom
  3. csprinks
  4. mariayeoshen
  5. oksancia
  6. marbiastudios
  7. joyoflife
  8. hahpistuff
  9. chicochihuahua
  10. viodesign


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