May 032012
 
Angels Are God’s Helpers

Have you ever had a wonderful thought while putting your baby’s down only to misplace it in the chaos of life?

How about a thought so profound you replayed it over and over in your head and even on paper, wondering what could possibly come of it one day?

That is what happened with my friend, Shelly Morrow Whitenburg. One sunny day in the late 90′s as she was putting her young son down for a nap a rhyme popped in to her head that she could not deny as divine. She said it stuck with her, in her mind and through her words, for many years before she finally wrote it down. Within the last year she reached out to a publisher, on a whim, to see where the Lord was taking this rhyme He gave her many years before. Wouldn’t you know it, she received a call back from Tate Publishing the very next day!

Angels Are God’s Helpers is a sweet rhyme about asking for help from the Angels who are always around us to help, comfort, and protect us.

Angel's Are God's Helpers

“Have you ever been sad or mad? Did you know that Angels Are God’s Helpers and are sent to comfort and protect you when you’re upset? What else can angels do? Find out in Angels Are God’s Helpers—a sweet rhyme about the wonderful support we have in angels. Know that they are here to help you and all you have to do is ask.” 

One lucky reader will get their very own signed copy of Angels Are God’s Helpers!

To enter, leave your first name and last initial and the state you are from in the comment section of this post. Entries must be received by Saturday, May 12th.

 

 Posted by at 3:00 pm
Mar 262012
 

Fill the Bra

This Saturday, March 31, the Band of Bosoms team and friends will be collecting donations on the street corner, bras exposed, for this year’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

You can find us at the corner of 290 and Spring Cypress, when you see a chick that looks similar to this, you have made it:

Fill The Bra

Not able to make any of these events but still want to participate? Supporting our cause HERE. Like the varieties of breast sizes, all donations, big or small, make an impact in breast cancer research. [PS - Our March raffle is going on as well - $10 gets you in!]

Two night stay in a luxury tower suite at La Toretta Lake Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe

$50 = 5 “tickets”
$100 = 10 “tickets”

I am currently at 78% of my $2,500 goal – I appreciate the support from all of my friends and family, near and far.

With your help, we will be one step closer to helping women and men get the treatment that is much needed and help fund research. We are In It to End It, Are You?

 Posted by at 7:50 am
Mar 022012
 

Welcome to my break room.

I just posted this on the refrigerator.

Just as a reminder ;)

Band of Bosoms Raffle Flyer March 2012

March Raffle – Every $10 donation enters you into one AMAZING raffle!

Two night stay in a luxury tower suite at La Toretta Lake Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe

$50 = 5 “tickets”
$100 = 10 “tickets”

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 31st – Mosey on over the the Kroger corner of 290 and Spring Cypress to see the girls and help us “Fill the Bra” for Breast Cancer Awareness! We will be hosting quite a few raffles for donations, it’s sure to be a hit!

I am currently at 76% of my $2,500 goal – I appreciate the support from all of my friends and family, near and far. Without you, I would not be able to participate in such an amazing weekend with hundreds of amazing women and men!

 Posted by at 11:19 am
Feb 172012
 

Every year I try to think of a fun cake to make for my sweet C for her birthday. Although her birthday is months away, she is turning 13 and I want this one to be uber-special.

I have started jotting down ideas and listening to things that she likes and doesn’t like [I got this idea from an amazing book I’m reading]. She doesn’t live with us, y’all, so this is pretty difficult to get out of many weekends and Tuesday night dinners – I have to be, like, super stepmom on a recon mission.

Here are a few homemade cakes from years past:

#7 Cake

Butterfly Cake

Penguins Cake

So far on my jot list of likes are: Harry Potter, Zebra stripes, hair accessories, clothing. On my list of dislikes: everything else. Hah!

Looks like I have my work cut out for myself, lots of listening will be happening in the months ahead!

What about you, do you spoil your special someone or friend on their birthday with a fun cake or treat? Email me your best creation, there just might be something sweet in it for you ;)

alyssa [at] frugalstepmom [dot] com

 Posted by at 11:13 am
Feb 012012
 

Welcome to my break room.

I just posted this on the refrigerator.

Just as a reminder ;) Raffle flyer - February1

February Raffle – Every $10 donation enters you into one of two raffles during February!

#1 ~ A Round of Golf for a Foursome at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. ($600 value)
#2 ~ A one weekend night stay at Four Seasons Hotel Houston including breakfast for two at Quattro, a 60- minute massage for two at the spa and valet parking. ($600 value)

$50 = 5 “tickets”
$100 = 10 “tickets”
$250 = 25 “tickets” PLUS Silver level sponsorship
$500 = 50 “tickets” PLUS Gold level sponsorship

Remember, we will be walking 39.3 miles around Houston between two days, think of the market reach your sponsorship will make on the back of our team shirt and signage!

Saturday, February 18th – Mosey on over the the HEB/Randall’s corner of 290 and Barker Cypress to see the girls and help us “Fill the Bra” for Breast Cancer Awareness! We will be hosting quite a few raffles for donations, it’s sure to be a hit!

Monday, February 20 – Willie’s Icehouse at 290/Barker Cypress will be hosting the Band Of Bosoms walk team for another fun fundraiser opportunity. Remember to print out our flyer and bring it with you! Willie’s will contribute 20% of your bill to our fundraising efforts. We will have quite a few raffles going on as well!

I am currently at 39% of my $2,500 goal - I appreciate the support from all of my friends and family, near and far. Without you, I would not be able to participate in such an amazing weekend with hundreds of amazing women and men!

 Posted by at 9:06 am
Aug 192011
 

Frugal Stepmom Blogiversary

Wow, two years fly by so quickly! I started this blog to share my family, faith, frugality and the funny things I do and say.

This past year has been a great experience of learning WordPress and setting up my apperance and fun new header.

I just recently received my first official prayer request, it was such an HONOR to be able to pray for you, girl! 

How about a recap of my favorite posts? Indeed!

My First Post EVER, it’s the bomb.

My Quest for a Smarty Phone, and losing. BUT #1 is finally paid off!

The Day I Got Free Tattoos from my little D, she is frugal too.

My Favorite Ornaments on the Christmas Tree.

Old Dale - Buffet Revamp is finally complete and awesome!

My Crafty Hour with Ninjas and with Sarah, my super Sister.

On to the fun stuff for you! My FIRST Giveaway EVER!

Brown Paisley Remy Tile

How would you love to win this cute Remy Tile + 50% off coupon code from Sweetgum Way + a Secret Bonus Gift!?

Remy Tile Collection

Give your home that warm and personal touch. Perfect for clipping your favorite dinner or cookie recipe, displaying your child’s [or grandchild's] most recent school picture or small art piece, as a commemorative gift for a new homeowner and much more. Prepared on a 6″x6″ porcelain tile with a classical beige and brown paisley design paper, covered with layers of decoupage medium and sealant and embellished with ribbons and clip.

To enter leave a comment with your first name, last initail and state you are from and what you will clip on to this cute Remy Tile!

For extra entries:

Like me on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter

Follow me on Pinterest

The Giveaway closes on 8/31/11 at 9:00am Houston time [CST]. The winner will be notified by email and publicly on the old blog-er-roo. You have two days to reply or another fantastic reader will be chosen.

PS. Want to purchase a Remy Tile [or any other item] from Sweetgum Way? Use code SWEETGUM15 to receive 15% off your purchase! Customs available upon request.

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