Monday, August 31, 2009

Winners of the 200 Custom Print Postcards

The Winners of the Great prize of 200 Custom Print Postcards have been chosen by Random Number Generator.
The winners are.....#4 and #15

#4. alwayshopeful said...
nannato5 twittered you win 200 custon cards at aunt rene

#15. patrickjeffreybrown said...
I would use my postcards to mail my requests to Santa Claus.
Congratulations to both winners!!
Thank you to the host of this giveaway Digital Room
I appreciate the sponsorship.
Thank you to everyone who entered this great giveaway.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sock Monkeys

I just had to show you these adorable Sock Animals that I bought at Sam's Club. They are absolutely adorable. My favorites are the Bright Colored Striped Sock Monkeys. I also love the Frog, the Dog, and the Elephant..
They were so reasonably priced. You get 2 of the Sock Animals for only $9.98. They are individually boxed so you can give them as gifts. I am going to use these for gifts for my Daycare Kiddos at Christmas.
I love that they are stuffed with fiber made from recycled bottles. GReen is good. Also they are great for any age as they don't have any buttons or anything. They are embroidered very safe for little ones.
They were going very fast at our local Sam's.. So you better hurry to get them.

Winners!!! Pillsbury Bakeoff Giveaway!

I had so much fun hosting the Pillsbury giveaway! The prize is just so Cute. I was thrilled that My Blog Spark allowed me to host.. Thanks My Blog Spark!!!

I have used the Random Number Generator to choose the 2 winners!!! So glad that there is a Random Number Generator because a lot of my Blogging Buddies signed up to win... and this way it was honest!

Out of the 49 comments the winning comment numbers were

#2 and #9.

The Winners Are:

2. JoeyfromSC said...
OMG I have tried SO hard to win this on other blogs lol-I used to collect Pillsbury Doughboy stuff and love this!! I also collect those little "at the checkout" cookbooks!!thank you for the chance to win!!My fave Pillsbury product(there are many) are the crescent rolls in the can! YUM and so versatile in recipes!!


9. Lynette said...
button button i have your
Congratulations to Joey and Lynette...
I will email you soon and you have 72 hours to claim your prize.
Thank you to everyone who entered, and be sure to enter my other giveaway.
Watch for more coming up soon

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Win 200 Free Custom Postcards

Digital Room has offered to give two of my readers a set of 200 custom postcards!
You can personalize these Custom Postcards to be Custom greeting cards they would be great with family photos. You could use these Custom Postcards for invitations, thank you cards, announcements, holiday greetings, or anything else you would like to have printed on a postcard.
I would love to have these printed with Rocky and Annie's picture for Christmas Cards.
What fun to design your own greeting cards and you could be one of the lucky Winners!!
200 Custom Postcards (choose your size: 4x6, 4.25x6, 5x7");
14pt gloss or matte, 13 pt uncoated
Full Color on both sides (4/4)
Shipping must be paid by Winner.
For your main Entry leave a comment about how you might use your custom postcards.
Be sure to leave a comment for each extra entry.
For additional entries, Follow my blog, Follow me on Twitter,
Tweet this giveaway ( May do 2 times a day)
Grab my button
Blog about this giveaway for unlimited entries with links to me and Digital Room.
Enter my Pillsbury Giveaway for extra entry here
I will email the winners on Aug 30,2009
Remember Winner must pay the shipping.
I was given a set also, I can't wait to design them.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pillsbury Bakeoff Giveaway (Closed)

Pillsbury is hosting its 44th annual Bake-Off Contest where you are the judge of who will become the finalists! From now through October 1, 2009, you can visit to cast your vote for the recipe you think deserves the million dollar prize. They are all fantastic recipes.. You will have a hard time choosing!

My Blog Spark has been generous to award 2 winners each a Pillsbury Doughboy Doll and a the Pillsbury Prize Winning Recipes Magazine.. I was given a Doll and Magazine as well and the Recipes are fantastic.

If you would love the chance to win a Pillsbury Doughboy Doll and the Magazine please take time and leave a comment below letting me know the name of your favorite Pillsbury Product.

If you would like an extra entry do any of these and leave a comment.
Grab my button, Follow my Blog, Blog about this giveaway, Add Auntrene to your Blogroll.
Thanks and Good Luck!!
You must be 18 to enter and a resident of the United States.
This giveaway will end at Midnight on Saturday, August 29,2009.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 Winner!

The Winner is:
heaventrees said...
I love the Caluco Florence Double Chaise with Optional Cushion and I would WANT the cushion. It's a beautiful piece and I can just see napping outside on it.

Congratulations to Heaventrees, I am going to email you now.. Please get back to me within 72 hours letting me know which of these great items you would like to have delivered to your home.

Thank you to everyone who entered this wonderful giveaway.
Remember to check them out for your Patio, Porch, Deck Accessories. Thank you for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Teak, Wicker & is a CSN store.
I love being outdoors, Summertime is a great time for Outdoor living.
Grilling ,Gardening, just Relaxing.
I found so many great things
Teak,Wicker& for outdoor living.
Teak,Wicker& sells everything from garden accessories to patio furniture!

I had so much fun looking at everything at Teak, Wicker &
I found some really great products.

The Rose Thermometer

Teak,Wicker &More has generously offered to give one of my readers one of these wonderful items.
If you win you will have your choice of one of the above.

Mandatory Entry:

Stop by TeakWicker& and check out the patio furniture come back and leave a comment telling me what you liked.
Extra Entries (Leave a comment for each extra entry)

Be sure to leave your email in your comments so I can contact you if you win.
Follow my blog 1 entry

Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway

(you may do this up to 3 times a day)

Grab my Button 2 entries

Blog about this giveaway and Link back to Auntrene and a link to patio furniture. Leave the link to your Blog Post in a comment. 10 entries

Purchase from TeakWicker& for unlimited entries.

This giveaway will end Sunday August 16th @ midnight EST.

You must be 18 to enter.


We have a Winner!!!

The Winner of the Large Format Poster

is Divaqueenie!

Divaqueenie Said:
My first born graduates next year, and I have a great pic of him I'd love to display at his party.

I am off to email Divaqueenie and let her know she won..

I have another Giveaway and a review coming up hopefully by tomorrow.

Remember if you would like a Large Format Poster go to

Thanks to everyone who entered appreciate it.
Thanks to Large Format for sponsoring this giveaway.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Staycation Week 1

Until about 2 months ago I had never heard of a Staycation.
Never really thought I would be having a Staycation, I love Vacations!
Why would I want to have a 2 week Staycation?
Well things come up and sometimes you have to make the best of it...
Enter My 2 week Staycation.

It has been great. I have gotten some projects around the house done. I have read a couple of books. I had dinner a couple of nights with some of "My Boys". One on One with them is as much fun as being with them in a group. Big Joe and I hit Chipotle one night, Tbone and I went to Hong Kong for lunch.. great fun. I have had the time to spend with my some of my nieces and nephews.. My great niece was over for a visit what fun.. She is honestly too cute. My niece the Princess has been over and her and I visited a Green House.. She is 2 and the best back seat driver..."Aunt Rene slow down, You are going to fast, I most missed that Big REd barn"... I was going 50 in a 55.. but slowed down for her so she wouldn't miss seeing the world.
Hoping to grab my niece & nephew M & G and go to Sonic for half priced Slushies this week.. They helped me win a gift card and we have been looking forward to going.

Saturday was great fun on my Staycation. My 2 sisters M3 and M6, my niece Tinkerbell and I went on a day trip. We started at Trader Joe's decided that there was too much we wanted there that needed taken straight home to the fridge. So we decided to shop a little grab lunch then back to Trader Joes. M6 and I went to Crate and Barrel and M3 and my niece ran into Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble is not safe for me I would love to spend my entire Staycation in there.
Then we had lunch... We lunched at The Cheesecake Factory, Out on the patio.. What a great place. Great Service, Great Food, Great Atmosphere. After lunch back to Trader Joes.. Oh My!!! Trader Joes I will be back. I really liked that store and they had so many items that I haven't tried. Prices were terrific. Bananas 19 cents a pound.. Unheard of here in town they are 59 cents a pound.

Sunday, Oh Sunday another terrific day... "My Boys" and I had a spur of the moment thought that we would find something to do and get out of "Dodge". Well it ended up at first only 1 would be able to go.. Work, families, lack of funds, all kinds of conflicts arose. CDawg and I made plans to drive to a casino, and then work our way back finding things to do. Honestly we all would be glad just to get in the car and drive spending time chatting. The whole bunch of us are that way. Ended up that "My Boy" The BabySmurph, and my sis M3 were able to join us after all..
Oh what fun, We went to the Casino where BabySmurph was only allowed pretty much in the lobbies and the restaurant. We took turns being with him and being in the casino. He is only 19.. The baby of the bunch. We then left Indiana and came back to Ohio.. Went to Jungle Jim's.. Have you been.. OH MY GOODNESS, Loudest, Busiest, Largest, Wildest grocery store (Market) I have ever been to in my life. It was so overwhelming.
After Jungle Jim's it was time to start heading home.. We all wanted to eat somewhere that wasn't fast food, that you sat down and are served and where we don't ever eat.. IHOP fit the bill. Ok.. the food was great, the service was fantastic, They honestly give you way too much food. I left half of mine there. Omelettes that are amazing, but they come with Pancakes on the side. Yummy!!
Well that was pretty much week 1 of my Staycation, Going into the final week I have a few plans. I am having "My Boys" for dinner, I am hoping my book Julie & Julia arrives so I can quickly read it and then go to the movies this weekend to see it. Hoping to spend more time with my family this week. I am going to call some of my nieces to see if they want to make a "date" to see Julie & Julia with me.. That would make it that much more fun.
I hope all of you are either having a Staycation, or a Vacation... Just remember to Enjoy!!!