Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kids Kindle Books for FREE

I'm going to tell you where you can get LOTS of kids' Kindle books for FREE! And no, I'm not talking about contests and giveaways right now and you may be as surprised as I was when you see where I'm going to tell you to where to find free Kindle books for kids.

I happened up on these downloads while looking for books to entertain the kis while we are doing some traveling during the upcoming holidays. Not wanting to deal with bored kids in the car or on the plane, my plans are to load up the Kindle reader with books to read along the way. Peace is worth a nominal fee and there is a small amount of the travel budget set aside for buying books but as we all know, FREE is always better. So, I was going to exhaust my resources for free downloads first and then take inventory to see what I might want to buy since we have a bookcase full of books at home.

Why am I getting books for the reader if I have a shelf already loaded with kids' storybooks? Because the family's luggage, a baby and two toddlers will most likely be all that mom and dad can handle without hauling a suitcase full of reading material. The reader is lightweight, easy to read and will hold more books than I could every carry.

Have you guessed where I found all these kids Kindle books for free? Well, if you guessed Amazon, you got it right! Why was I so surprised to find them there? Because I couldn't (and still can't, really) understand why a company who makes a living selling books would ever want to give them away.

But I found an amazing assortment of free books for a Kindle and quite a few for less than a dollar ($1) including but not limited to:

And many, many more that will most likely save my sanity this Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Win Free Sewing and Quilting Supplies

There's a nip in the air and quilters are ready to quilt and here's a chance to win free sewing and quilted supplies! $240 in quilt thread and zippers from Coats and Clark will do a lot to built three seamstress' stash of sewing notions!

That's correction three lucky winners will each win a prize pack of 18 spools of general purpose sewing thread, 16 Spools of quilting thread and 3 zippers that is each worth $80 and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment! With that much thread you could make lots of baby quilts to give as Christmas gifts and use up all those yards of fabric you have stacked in the closet.

Hurry and go to the official page before the contest closes on Wednesday, November 9th at midnight CST and do your best to Win Free Sewing and Quilting Supplies so that you can start making those crib quilts!

Win a FREE Canon SLR Digital Camera

Here it is the day after Halloween and already I see an opportunity to win a FREE Canon SLR digital camera as part of a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway sponsored by a website called Just Ask. Why am I posting this on my blog that usually ferrets out cool, free baby stuff for new parents and mothers-to-be to win? Because whether you are showing off your impressive baby bump or have a babe in arms this season, you will need a really nice camera that takes really good pictures! And I can personally attest that the Canon SLR is a humdinger of a fine camera!

Before I tell you all the details of the prize and how to enter the contest I want to give a little credit to the website that I mentioned earlier, Just Ask. The reason that Just Ask is sponsoring the giveaway is to raise cancer awareness. They want to spread the word about tests for women that will let them know if they are at risk for ovarian and breast cancer. I highly recommend that you visit their website and see what they have to say about these tests.

Go to Tip Junkie to enter for a chance to win a Canon Rebel SLR Camera before the contest closes on Tuesday, November 8th at midnight CST!

The camera is a $650 value and even an amateur such as myself can take superb photos with it. The contest closes in plenty of time for the winner to have it on hand when your home is decorated and looking its best and the family arrives to celebrate the holidays!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Win Alphabet Theme Blocks for Baby

Here's your chance to win alphabet theme blocks for baby. One lucky winner will receive a set of 3 illustrated alphabet blocks by Julia Staite that would make a lovely complement for your own baby's nursery alphabet wall art or a lovely baby shower gift for a friend.

To tell you a little bit about the artist behind the prize, Julia Staite, she is a master at painting and drawing and is an excellent freelance illustrator from London, UK.

The ABC blocks that are the prize in this giveaway are lovely but they are by no means the only item that you will love that she has created! Enter the contest and be sure to pay her amazing Etsy Shop a visit!

Before you go forth and enter to win the free baby stuff, you should know that one of the requirements is to follow the blog hosting the contest on Pinterest.

You have until midnight, Friday November 4th (Mountain Standard Time)to enter for a chance to win
Alphabet theme
blocks for baby or for yourself!

Go HERE to read the instructions on how to enter.