Thursday, February 17, 2011

Build-A-Sign Reivew & Giveaway!

Many of you probably already know that our girls were born premature at 29 weeks. They spent 48 days in the NICU and Lilah spent months after that on oxygen & monitors. Their start in life wasn't all rosy & birds chirping. But they are fighters & true miracles because of it.

Last year we participated in our first ever March of Dimes: March for Babies walk & raised over $200 towards the fight for preemies. This year we've set our goal at $500 and will be marching in May again in honor of Lilah & Lexie. Last year we had some homemade signs & t-shirts to celebrate the cause but this year we have this:

A great company,, recently contacted me in regards to reviewing their product & offered to sponsor a giveaway on Life as we know it with Two Twinkies & a Tater Tot in return. As I sat exploring their site and the great things they offer from banners to magnetic signs to bumper stickers I tried to decide two things: 1) the perfect item to give away for my great readers and 2) a product to review that I could use & appreciate.

With the upcoming March of Dimes walk I knew right away a banner would be a perfect addition to our walk and something we could use year after year after year as we continue to participate! Designing it was incredibly simple thanks to the wide variety of colors, fonts, and clip art available on The step-by-step process is easy to follow & leaves you with a feeling of great accomplishment when you get a glimpse at what you've just created.

The banner more than met my expectations when it arrived however. It is huge & durable! Measuring 3 ft by 6 ft and made of thick vinyl it is something that will stand the test of time! I honestly cannot wait to march this year while proudly holding our sign and imagine the day when the girls will be big enough to hold it themselves in the walk!

This must leave you wondering about the great giveaway! Not only did I receive that amazing banner but 30 of these beauties! I designed the bumper stickers the same way I designed the banner but in this case was trying to make something perfect for my readers. What better than something that displays the love we have for our little hobby?!

{You know you want one!}

29 of these {I ♥ blogging} bumper stickers are up for grabs (yes, I'm keeping one for myself!) I'm pretty sure you'll just have to simply leave a comment seeing as I'm new to the whole giveaway thing and the turnout for each one of I've done thus far has not been more than 29. However, if for some reason I do get more than 29 entries I will use the generator to pick the lucky winners.

The giveaway will be open until Saturday, February 26th at 8pm, and is open to readers in the US & Canada. Please leave your email address in the comment so I am able to reach you once the drawing is closed!

I seriously do ♥ blogging. Do you?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CSN Stores Winner!

Is one lucky winner ready to spend $30 on something of their choosing from one of the many online stores CSN Stores has to offer? Well the wait is over...

Kristi H said...

I'm following your review blog now!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CSN Stores Giveaway!

As I mentioned before the New Year, my goal for 2011 is to grow my blog.

Before the holidays I was able to feature my first (and second!) review & giveaway for my loyal readers and really enjoyed doing so. Not only did I love getting something free (& creative) for myself but being able to offer you, my readers, something for joining me here day by day was a great feeling as well!

I've been quite busy since the holidays and returning back the daily grind of being a working mom and really haven't had any time to work on growing my blog. Lucky for me (& you), this past week I was contacted by not one, but two, fabulous businesses with such opportunities!

As you've probably seen on so many other great blogs, CSN Stores, is a great source for so many amazing products...from bedding, to cookware, to entertainment centers for flat screen TVs!

CSN Stores is offering one devout reader of Life as we know it with Two Twinkies & a Tater Tot a $30 gift code towards a purchase of your choice!

In order to enter, please click the link above and leave a comment telling us which entertainment center you like best. One extra entry can be submitted for each of the following:

  • Become a follower of Life as we know it with Two Twinkies & a Tater Tot
  • Become a follower of our review blog
  • Follow me on twitter: @TwinkietTotMom
  • Follow me on facebook (link at the bottom of the page)

  • Open to US & Canadian residents only (CSN Stores only ships to the US & appologies to anyone outside of these two countries!)
  • One lucky winner will be chosen at random, so please leave each qualifying entry as a separate comment to increase your chances!
  • Winner must contact me within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway will be open until Wednesday, February 9, 2011 @8pm with the winner to be posted shortly after.


Friday, December 17, 2010

{in the .raw} Giveaway Winner!

What fun it is to host giveaways and 2011 is going to bring more amazing reviews & giveaways with it so be sure to check back often for your chance to win some great free stuff!

Now...drum roll please...

Heather, momma of the most adorable boy girl twins, won with this entry:

Heather said...

I love and follow your blog. :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{Fairly Fabulous} Hoot Owl Ornament Winner!

I've had so much fun hosting my first ever giveaway and couldn't work with a better sponsor to do so! Without further ado, here's the winner of the Hoot Owl Ornament from Fairly Fabulous:

Melissa over at Completely Eclipsed won with this comment...

Blogger Eclipsed said...

I follow you publicly

December 10, 2010 6:07 PM

Delete still can get 10% off of your order until December 18th so if you're still looking for the perfect stocking stuffer check out Meagan's leg warmers, crayon roll ups, or Mr. Little tees! Don't forget to enter the code: TwinkieTotMom to get this deal!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

{in the .raw} Review and Giveaway

A friend of mine from high school recently took a huge leap and opened her very own Etsy shop.

I envy Kelley. Although she's from the same town as me, she's living a completely different the Big Apple. I cannot begin to imagine going from living here to living there. It takes one determined, smart, and adventurous woman to do something like that. And Kelley really fits that bill.

in the .raw offers photographs taken by Kelley herself and as the name of her store states, so many of these are taken in such a raw format making them so beautiful because of it. I can almost picture myself behind the lens witnessing these scenes in person. The shots are taken from a variety of places ranging from Central Park, Brooklyn, our home state of Florida, Costa Rica, and even Greece.

{Wouldn't this be great to add to your Christmas decor and put up year after year for the holidays?}

Kelley is graciously offering one Life as we Know it with Two Twinkies & a Tater Tot reader a pick of their choice from the 8x10 listings available at her shop right now. What better way to say Merry Christmas this year than with something like this?!

In order to enter, please leave a comment stating which print you'd like to receive if picked. One extra entry can be submitted for each of the following:
  • Become a follower of Life as we Know it with Two Twinkies & a Tater Tot
  • Add in the .raw to your shop favorites on Etsy
  • Follow me on Twitter: @TwinkieTotMom
  • Follow me on Facebook (link on my sidebar)
And remember, Christmas is just around the corner, so head over to in the .raw and pick up that perfect gift for someone special in your life even if you aren't chosen as our lucky winner!

  • Open to US residents only. (Remember, I'm new to all of this!)
  • One lucky winner will be chosen at random, so please be sure to leave separate comments for each qualifying entry.
  • Winner must contact me within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway will be open until Thursday, December 16th at 8 pm with winner to be posted shortly after.

In return for this posting Kelley also gifted me with an 8x10 photograph of my choice. These opinions are mine, and mine alone.

Ladies, lock up your daughters!

Yesterday for my Grandma's 85th birthday lunch with our entire family (post to come!) I just knew Tucker had to wear his new Little Mr. Tee. Seriously ladies, is this not the most stinkin' cute thing you have ever seen? Everyone loved it and Mike wants me to try to make one in his size to match! Ha! Meagan, did you hear that? A request coming for a Big Mr. Tee!

Don't forget, the giveaway for your very own Hoot Owl Ornament ends Tuesday at 8 pm and the 10% off your purchase code ends December 18th (ordering by then guarantees delivery for Christmas)! So head on over to Fairly Fabulous and make your Christmas purchases today!

{My handsome Little Mr. in his Little Mr. Tee}

{This is what Tucker did when I said, "Show me your tie!}

{And I replied, "Try just pointing to it for me" Ha!}