Saturday, August 29, 2009

How to combine rollercoasters, learning, and love of animals!

Just before school started, hubby and I took Bok Boy and Little Miss to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA. (although to those of us that have lived here forever, it's Marine World!)

We learned tons of amazing facts about animals (both kids have been reading books like crazy and having me look up info on the internet about animals since then.) When I was young, they pretty much only had animals and a few kiddie rides, but now even the kiddie rides have gotten fancy! There's at least 3 large areas of kid rides, including roller coasters. For the first time ever, Little Miss was able to ride a coaster! She was thrilled and has been strutting her stuff like a big girl.

Just a small sampling of what we saw:

A Camel wandering through the park

Little Miss staring at the Shark Exhibit

We saw just how far an elephant's trunk stretches

...and how trusting her trainer is

and Bok Boy got to feed her a banana!

We saw Orcas jumping

...and playing

...and tigers diving,


and drinking a bottle!

and gorgeous butterflies fluttering.

Next time you're heading to an amusement park, see if you can find one that has interesting and educational things! We all love the rides, but animals can teach us so much about the world. This way you can do both in one day (and give your stomach a break in between roller coaster rides!)

What's your favorite theme/amusement park and why?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Winners List for 8/27!

For the $25 Shell Giftcard, the winner is:

crystalf said...

This would be great to have to use for those away games that my daughter will be having soon in softball. This will be the first year that we have to travel to games. Thank you!

For the Nivea Giveaway, the winner is:

kngmckellar said...

For the 200 Custom Postcards from, the winners are:

pierce said...

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Michele P. said...


I have emailed the winners.. If I don't hear from you by Sunday, August 30 at 11:59 PT, I will draw new winners.

Congratulations to all of you!

(Please note, the Shell card and Nivea prize are both re-draws, since the original winners did not respond to my emails!)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

500 Business Cards Giveaway from

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Even better, Digital Room uses Green, Eco-Friendly Printing! They use low-VOC soy and vegetable based inks and recycle all paper scraps!

Don't have a business or think you don't have a good use for business cards?

How about publicizing your blog, your band, or your website? How about Mommy Cards, that you can give to new friends so that you can set up a play date?

Well, thanks to, 2 readers of Sanity is for those without children will win 500 Business Cards EACH!

The Giveaway

* 500 Business Cards (choose from 3 Business Card sizes: 2x3.5”, 2x3”, 2x2"); 14pt cardstock (matte or gloss coating) & 13 pt cardstock uncoated, and color choices of (4/4) Color both sides; (4/1) Color 1 side , B/W backside; (4/0) Color 1 side, black backside!

* Winner will be awarded a coupon code that covers the cost of the cards. Shipping is not included & must be paid by the winner, but their shipping rates are very reasonable... the estimate for my zip code was $7.23!) Offer Valid for UNITED STATES SHIPPING ONLY.

To Enter:

1. You MUST be a follower (and follow publicly)!
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would do with the 500 Business Cards! If you need inspiration, see my examples above (but don't copy them exactly!) This must be done first or the other entries won't count!

You can get extra entries by doing any (or all) or the following and leaving a separate comment for each extra entry:

* Go to and tell me what other item you would love to order!
* Subscribe to this blog via Reader (on left sidebar)
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* Grab my button and put it on your blog (worth 2 entries, leave 2 comments)
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* Twitter the following: "Win 500 Custom postcards from and Sanity is for those without children! @dewer421" and leave me the Tweet link!
* Comment on another post on my blog, and let me know that you did.
* Blog about this giveaway (make sure that you link to this page) (worth 5 entries, leave 5 comments)

Please make sure if you have a Blogger profile that it is public! If you don't have your email publicly available on your Blogger profile, please leave your email in your comment. Winners will be notified by email so I have to have it!

Giveaway is open to persons 18+, US only
Giveaway ends September 4 at 11:59pm PT
Good Luck everyone!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Winners List!

For the $25 Shell Giftcard, the winner is:

Chris G. said...

I blogged:
Entry #2

(See folks, the extra entries pay off!)

For the Nivea Giveaway, the winner is:

erma said...

I am a new follower.

I have emailed both of the winners.. If I don't hear from you by Saturday, Aug 22 at 11:59 PT, I will draw a new winner.

Congratulations to both of you!

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