Happy July!!!! $50 Your Way!! #GIVEAWAY!! July 2019

I am so excited about July! Selena is on a plane as we speak heading to Idaho for a GIRLS road trip! We are doing the Idaho Haunted Road Trip!! I am so giddy! No definite plans, no have to stops and we have until the 9th to be in sunny California. How cool is THAT!?!

We invited Zachary. He declined saying he truly couldn’t think of any thing worse than being trapped in a car with his sister and his mom for any amount of time; let alone 9 days. So ya know we will be talking trash about him for 1364.2 miles.

AND a big shout out to The Husband HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! While I’m gone, do not make a mess in my kitchen. Face-time me so I can see the dog! (I MEAN your smiling face!) STAY OUT of my Craft room!! And Happy Birthday! I love you.

I’m hoping to update with pictures or at least a short post often enough for the giveaway comments. Feel free to keep commenting on the same post that is on top and count it as a new post. Just in case I don’t have anything.

Now, for my favorite little person in the entire world……. ALICE updates!!! You guys pointed out that it had been awhile. BAD NON!!!

Seriously, look at this kid GO!!!!!

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH which reminds me!! Look at what I made for Alice and I for our mini vacation! I am so funny!!

Now, I’ve got to go pack!!

Now for the real reason you are here.


I truly am thankful you stop by!

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you are here. THANK YOU!!!

This months giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements is always appreciated!!

Good Luck little Peanuts!


  1. laurie nykaza says

    We were doing spring cleaning which is not the funnest thing to do but were getting it done.

  2. So glad to hear your daughter is on the way….You will have a fabulous time…Pouring rain here so I have to take the day off.. When the ITCZ Intertropical convergence zone is activated there are no windows to run out and do anything….so oh my a day to do nothing!!!!

  3. Here’s to July! Why is my every member of my family a Cancerian apart from me? Anyway, Wimbledon starts today – yay!

  4. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is turning out to be a crazy stressful Monday and not a very good way to start the new month. Hopefully things will even out by day’s end and July will turn out to be a good one

  5. Janice Dean says

    My day is going great! I have my 2 grandsons and we just came back from the pool!

  6. Tamra Phelps says

    I feel you are about to spend 9 days being that bad influence, lol. Have fun!

  7. Tamra Phelps says

    Geeze, I’m coughing today thanks to allergies, and it is not helping the back. How is it July already???

  8. My day’s going good. We’ve just had an abrupt change of plans, so who knows what we might get into?

  9. I am having a nice day. I ran some errands. It is very hot here.

  10. Kim Pincombe-Cole says

    It is HOTTTT! Such an abrupt change from a cold, rainy June. But summer is here. And I’m ready for it!

  11. sheila ressel says

    My day was okay. I did some cleaning, cooking and weeding. Time to relax.

  12. It was boob smush day. Then swimming and lots of errands.

  13. Nancy Chipriano says

    We went to the pool as a family. Aubrey was super proud of herself bc she can do somersaults underwater now, lol.

  14. shelly peterson says

    I have not gone to bed yet even though I am tired. Its too hot.

  15. Up early to leave my sister’s car at the mechanics then home for breakfast. Mammogram later – ugh!

  16. Always love a day after heavy rain.. the air smells fresh and flowery and the sun is shining brightly…outside I go…..

  17. sheila ressel says

    So far, so good. It’s early though so the day could go either way!

  18. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going relatively ok so far for the most part. Still early, so time will tell!

  19. Tamra Phelps says

    I’m feeling a little icky today. I think it’s the antibiotic I’m on, making me feel blech.

  20. Tamra Phelps says

    Here’s my comment on the home post. Connie, I hope you’re not encountering too many ghosts on your haunted road trip!

  21. Nancy Chipriano says

    I slept way too much today. I feel so guilty! (It was nice though 😴)

  22. Had the first Tuesday SPARK group at the gardens today. We toured the annuals and then they planted vincas to take home.

  23. I was in bed & asleep by midnight last night! The only drawback? I woke at 4.30, had all the housework done & breakfast eaten by 6.30. Now what do I do?

  24. Sheila Ressel says

    I work up at 4:00 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep, ugh! Hopefully I will be able to sneak in a nap later in the day.

  25. Cleaned out the palm tree at the end of the drive.. fertilized and composted it.. raked away the dead debris and leaves…am feeling it today….working on hydroponics today and taking it a bit easy….not as young as I used to be.. lol….

  26. Kim Avery says

    It’s going to be a crazy busy day today. I will be starting the salads and other preps for tomorrow ! Got to make sure I have everything so there’s no last minute surprises!

  27. Veronica Vasquez says

    Didn’t get much sleep last night, so pretty tired today. Other than that today is just another day

  28. Good swim. Then shopping. Then library. Then 1 1/2 hr massage.

  29. Shelly Peterson says

    Happy 4th of July! For some reason I can’t get the giveaway form to load on my home computer or phone but I can on my tablet.

  30. Enjoy your Independence Day, all you Americans in Peanut Land!!!

  31. Happy 4th to all in the states!!! Having a BBQ here after going to the shoppes….

  32. Kim Avery says

    Happy Fourth of July! I’m getting ready to finish food prep for this afternoons cookout!

  33. Veronica Vasquez says

    Happy 4th of July! Today’s going alright for us, hope it’s going good for you

  34. Susan Smith says

    Happy 4th of July! It’s a relaxing day for me. We are doing a cookout and watching the fireworks. Husband does the BBQ’ing.

  35. Happy 4th of July! Watched fireworks last night. BBQ today.

  36. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, my back is doing better. I really think I will be able to start therapy again very soon.

  37. shelly peterson says

    I had a great day at the lake, a long day but it was a lot of fun.

  38. Well laundry is staring me in the face.. better get moving and there are cookies to bake….raining so no yard today except to sit in the gallery and enjoy the flowers…..

  39. … and talking of laundry, our washing line collapsed so I’ll have to see if I can do a ‘Dad’ on it.

  40. sheila ressel says

    It’s Friday so that is always good! Plan on doing some yard work today and finishing the laundry.

  41. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going ok, glad that it’s Friday! Probably going to be a lazy weekend binge watching Stranger Things

  42. Hope no one is in the areas of California hit by that earthquake. It’s been a slow day here. Really, not much to report, lol.

  43. Kim Avery says

    Oh gosh! I spent most of today reminding myself it WASN’T Monday!!! Crazy day!!!

  44. Good swim. No errands. Home.

  45. shelly peterson says

    I am super tired today. I plan to relax over the weekend.

  46. sheila ressel says

    Got hubby off to work and having some coffee now. Planning my grocery list for later.

  47. Kim Avery says

    I’m spending a very relaxing day doing nothing! Just waiting for the storms to roll in!

  48. Yay me! I fixed the washing line (thank you Dad!). I’ve ticked off quite a few little jobs of the ‘to-do’ list & now I’m going to settle down with the cat & a book. Tonight, after she’s gone to bed, I’m going to make a lemon meringue pie for Mum’s 86th Birthday tomorrow.

  49. Knew you could fix it Kate….always have faith in you….as for me.. cleaned the aviary today ( chlorine and black detergent ) so it sparkles…chlorined all the drains and the bridges that go onto the land….I do love granular chlorine!!! pooped so now I plan on watching some of Victoria ….

  50. Ann Fantom says

    My day is going pretty well. I’m dealing with the hot and humid day…

  51. Quiet day at home. My knee is being flakey. Meeting with rheumatologist next Wednesday.

  52. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day has been rather decent – tired though – probably go to bed early and catch up on some sleep

  53. Tamra Phelps says

    Today has been one of those days where you just want to nap. So, I did, lol.

  54. shelly peterson says

    Today was pretty hot out. I spent the day pretty much doing nothing. lol

  55. Michelle H. says

    I have been having a fairly relaxing day.

  56. Suzanne K says

    I’m playing catch-up with yard work. I broke my ankle last fall and spent 4 months not being able to do much of anything. Talk about deferred maintenance! But, I’m slowly getting there.

  57. Cynthia C says

    My day is fairly quiet so far. I plan on doing a little shopping and maybe do some yard work if the rain stays away.

  58. Veronica Vasquez says

    Day pretty much just started. Going ok so far. Gonna be a slow day, hopefully stress-free

  59. For a few days at least the humidity seems to have decreased. So happy about that . It is hopefully going to be a good day. Relax and enjoy.

  60. Mum is 86 today. She was born at 7 minutes past 7 on the 7th day of the 7th month 1933.

  61. My day is going fine. I went to church this morning and now I’m watching a movie.

  62. Kim Avery says

    Today was grocery shopping day! It was crazy out there! Guess everyone traveling home from the holiday! Now relaxing and enjoying the cooler weather today!

  63. Last quiet day at home before a busy week. Possible thunderstorms today.

  64. Debbi Wellenstein says

    My day is going great! I listened to a podcast I’ve been looking forward to all week, and later I will be Netflixing!

  65. Tamra Phelps says

    I’ve been kind of down today. I feel like I’m not moving forward and that just eats at me. I know I can’t pick up physical therapy until the back heals, and then I will move forward, but right now it eats at me.

    • Oh Tamra, I feel so sorry for you but remember, it was a slow weekend, you had too much time on your hands so … I know you’re probably sick to the back teeth of us saying ‘hang on in there’ etc. but you will make it, I just know it!

  66. shelly peterson says

    Today was a good day. I went to lunch with my sons and then to the movies.

  67. Veronica Vasquez says

    Today’s one of those days where it seems everything that can go wrong is going wrong. I despise Mondays..

  68. It’s really quiet here today. Maybe the farmers are on strike! Swallows have built a nest over the front door! It’ll be a bit muddy but how amazing to see them hatch & fledge up close!

  69. Kate.. Happy Birthday to mum… all 7’s…..Tamra I know that to say it will get better makes you sick and tired of hearing it but it really shall….all my prayers are with you..
    this is late for me to be finishing up today but I decided this morning to take all the china and crystal out of the buffet and breakfront and wash them all and put them back…. then I decided to touch up the paint on the kitchen cupboards and again take everything out all the dinnerware etc…..could not stop there so went on to the cooking/baking cupboards and now I am done since half 6 this morning.. it is half 6 this evening and I still feel energized .. but tomorrow is another day….

  70. Good swim then a quick stop at the vampires to give a bit of blood.

  71. Tamra Phelps says

    It’s Monday. Has there ever been a really good Monday, lol?? Well, what can I say except, another day down…maybe it brings us all a little closer to what we want.

  72. shelly peterson says

    Today definitely felt like a Monday. I didnt want to wake up.

  73. Moving early this morning.. sky looks dark and rainy but I have flowers to transplant and start seedlings….then upstairs and who knows what…..

  74. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going alright, glad to be past the Monday slump. Hoping the rest of this week turns out to be a good one

  75. Nothing much happening today apart from Wimbledon. Isn’t that 15 year-old from Florida a major star in the making?

  76. I’ve just been hopping around online and half-way watching TV today. I agree with Kate the teenage tennis player, Gauff, that took out Venus Williams, etc., is amazing.

  77. I hate it when my hair gets too long and starts sticking out in strange places. So, I got a haircut today.

  78. shelly peterson says

    My grandson was over for a while today. Then I went grocery shopping.

  79. As usual garden work today ….. it appears to be a lovely bright day so it will be a joy to be out in the sunshine…..

  80. I’m putting off watering the veggies etc. because there’s this HUGE black cloud that’s very slowly heading this way. In the meantime I’m doing little fix-it jobs around the house.

  81. Veronica Vasquez says

    So far so good. Trying to stay off my ankle as much as possible. I hurt it recently and then my dog accidentally wrapped his lead around it last night and made it worse. Also, my toddler has found her way onto my ankle 8 times in two days. So ow..

  82. Tamra Phelps says

    I got to start physical therapy again! So, it went pretty well. Hopefully things will go more quickly this time around.

  83. Today I got shot! Oh, ok, it was just my rheumatologist injecting my knee. Wasn’t too painful and I could still go swimming after.

  84. My day is going great! I got my eyebrows done, went to yoga, and took a long nap 🙂

  85. shelly peterson says

    I had dialysis today and came home and took a nap.

  86. Tamra good for you…. sitting here figuring out what to do today.. paint upstairs or paint outside….just touch-ups but nothing brightens things up like a fresh coat of paint.. my daughter says everything is bright and shiny but I disagree!!

  87. The heavens opened 2 hours ago and it has been bucketing down ever since. Vertical torrents and there go our plans to go out to buy a new kettle! It’s about time someone invented a wheelchair with self-drying tyres!

  88. Kim Avery says

    Getting ready to hunker down for some severe thunderstorm today. Had plans to run errands but they can wait.

  89. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going pretty well so far today but it is still early. I’m going to try and get started reading a new book this afternoon

  90. My day is going well so far, but I also havent done much. I am currently eating breakfast lol

  91. Antoinette M says

    My day is going great! It is going to be a hot and humid day!

  92. Kim Pincombe-Cole says

    My 1st grandson was born this week, so I’m still basking in the joy!!!

  93. Quiet day at home. Too hot to go out.

  94. shelly peterson says

    My grandson was over today so that was nice. But I did do too much today.

  95. Well, we finally went out & bought a new kettle! Mum’s been wanting one for ages and she’s very happy now. It’s shiny red, lightweight, and small – perfect for her to manage from her wheelchair.

  96. Veronica Vasquez says

    Today, thus far, has been AWFUL!! I woke up to two irritating text messages. One was from my mother-in-law “reminding me” of something she never informed me of in the first place. So TONS of fun. Second, was that we had an internet outage in our area, when I had things that needed to be done first thing online. Internet is finally back. I have no need to converse with my mother-in-law any further today. So I am completely determined to make the rest of this day go as well as possible or lose my mind trying. SOOOO happy it’s Friday.

  97. Another long day but tomorrow and Sunday I am taking off… having total “me” days….Can admit I am a wee bit tired….

  98. Dana Rodriguez says

    This has been a horrible week honestly. The tranny went out in our vehicle, woke up Monday night/Tuesday to a huge clap and pop that rocked the whole house from the typical storms in the summer here.. fried 2 cable boxes, the wide screen tv in the LR, surround sound.. been an expensive and frustrating week. Therefore we drink tonight lol. Have a nice weekend Connie.

  99. Too darn hot. But at least no hurricanes (or tornadoes for that matter).

  100. Antoinette M says

    Today was a good day! I marked a lot of things off my to-do list!

  101. shelly peterson says

    I went to dialysis today and came home and took a nap. I later ran to Krispy Kreme with my daughter.

  102. Michele Soyer says

    Perfect day to start my relax and reflect weekend.. Dark and rainy outside.. cozy comfy in here.. getting ready to read and listen to old school jazz.. Wes Montgomery…Gabor Szabo and Sam the Man Taylor….great weekend to all….

  103. It’s hot! Well, to me it is, anyhow. I’m too pale to enjoy much sunshine. No chores today, just watching Serena and Halep in the women’s final at Wimbledon.

  104. OMG it is broiling out. It is 98 and high humidity. Despite that we went to a sidewalk sale and had some cool drinks.

  105. Thomas Gibson says

    My day is quiet and peaceful and I am quite content.

  106. Sarah Lehan says

    Quiet day at home. Too hot to go out.
    Are you with Alice?

  107. shelly peterson says

    Today was a nice day. I relaxed at home in the a/c and then went to dinner with my son.

  108. another day just like yesterday.. Mass then putting the roast in the oven and relaxing….I do have one chore making my to-do list for the week….

  109. It’s too hot for me to go out so I’m giving all my houseplants a dusting and then popping them in the shower! Happy Bastille Day!

  110. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is completely hectic. It’s supposed to be a nice relaxing Sunday but my mother-in-law sure has a wonderful way of making it turn sour… So fun.. Hopefully the rest of the day will go better

  111. I am sad, because Friday, I was telling my brother happy birthday, and that’s when he informed me that he and his family are moving out of state, because of this state’s fricking taxes!! He told me that he pays $800 a month in real estate taxes on his home!! The government is still ruining my life and I’m paying for it!! I’m sure their families don’t have to move, because of them!! I wonder why?? Sorry for venting on your page 😢 TY

  112. Antoinette M says

    I’m having a very relaxing Sunday!

  113. Quiet day at home before a busy week. A tad cooler than yesterday.

  114. shelly peterson says

    I spent Sunday with my family bbq’n and playing games. It was a lot of fun and got home kind of late.

  115. Early morning sheep first-aid….fixed him up now into the garden….

  116. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going ok- still early so time will tell. No big plans today or anything

  117. I did a bit of gardening till it got too hot for me and then cleaned the inside windows. Other than that, not a lot happening here.

  118. Antoinette M says

    I’m having a great day! Very hot and humid today.

  119. Good swim. A bit cooler than yesterday here.

  120. Tamra Phelps says

    I’m back in the physical therapy grind, which makes me happy, lol. Hey, every day is a step closer to home.

  121. Today was a pretty good day for a Monday. Even though I had to go back to work, I got to spend time with my boyfriend and his son after work.

  122. shelly peterson says

    Today was an ok day. I didnt want to get up this morning though lol

  123. Lovely sunny day.. planning on do some paint touch ups in the garden and pond….hosing out the aviary then who knows what on this lunar eclipse day!!

  124. Veronica Vasquez says

    It’s going to be a very long, excruciatingly hectic day today and I am not looking forward to it. I want to curl up in bed and just hibernate

  125. My day is going okay. I am going to a basketball game tonight, so I’m excited for that!

  126. Today’s the day for clearing out the gutters! I do love messy jobs 🙂

  127. My excitement for today was getting the new noise cancelling headphones I bought on Amazon Prime day. Got them up and working and connected to my phone.

  128. Standing is going much better in p.t. I’m hoping that next week we can start walking again. I really want this to go much quicker than the first time around, lol.

    • Oh, sweetheart, if wishes could move mountains, well, I’m damn sure you’d have been up & dancing by now. Listen to your body, when it’s ready, you’ll know xxx

  129. shelly peterson says

    Today was a good day. Its cooled down some and rained a little bit.

  130. I was up early to get my sister’s car to the mechanic again. The AC’s been playing up apparently. Why she can’t just open a window is beyond me, I mean it’s not like we live in Texas, but there’s no charge as it’s still under warranty. I was full of good intentions for doing outside chores then the heavens opened. Ah, well, guess I’ll just have a mug of tea instead!

  131. Oh Kate the night sky has been lit up with all the planets and stars! Wondrous sites….well today is a bleh day rainy and cool.. I am sure I can get into something up here…

  132. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going ok so far. Coffee and I have been pretty good friends this morning. Wishing it wasn’t so extremely hot outside

  133. Antoinette M says

    I’m packing for my upcoming trip…exciting!

  134. My day is going great so far. I went to a wonderful hot yoga class!

  135. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, doctor’s appointments are driving me bonkers today. I got an email from University of Kentucky Hospital telling me one of my appointments had been canceled. Okay. Do you want to tell me which one??? I have an appointment tomorrow…or do I?? I don’t want to go all the way down there only to find out it’s canceled. GRRRRR!!!

  136. Steve sitting again today. His daughter and her husband went to the Museum to see the DaVinci exhibit.

  137. shelly peterson says

    A day of dialysis so as usual I am super tired.

  138. Once again I would tell you to try and be calm Tamra…Mercury is Rx communications are mixed up.. there are delays and cancellations August will be better….
    Getting ready to go out today…looking forward to hitting the shoppes….

  139. stephanie says

    my day is going good so far!! just so hot outside!!

  140. Veronica Vasquez says

    So far, so good today. Very grateful that it’s almost the weekend! Still wishing it wasn’t so hot outside though, looking forward to Fall

  141. I got a lot of running around done today: an early doctor’s appointment, the weekly shopping, Mum’s meds from the chemist, a visit to a book shop for crosswords for her, I managed to find her a fancy new shower cap and was home before she woke up at noon. All that walking’s made my wonky knee play up so I’ll slap on some tiger balm and take it easy for the rest of the day.

  142. My day is going great. So far, my dog and I walked 3 miles at the dog park!

  143. 97 yesterday, will break a record today at 100. Bleh. 100 tomorrow. Might cool off a few degrees by Saturday when I go to the lavender festival.

  144. shelly peterson says

    Today was a good day. I spent the day relaxing and then went an seen Lion King with my family

  145. Sounds like you had a good day Kate! As for me a wonderful day yesterday shopping…. went into all the shoppes.. bought some things I needed and some I didn’t…feel like I can be home for at least a week now….

  146. stephanie jones says

    my day is going good. just got home from shopping and its hot!!

  147. We’re in for some horrible rainy, windy weather this weekend so I’m getting a load of laundry on the washing line while I can. Planning a homemade quiche for this evening, trying to use up the glut of fresh spinach & peppers from the garden.

  148. Veronica Vasquez says

    What to say about today…? I’m just glad it’s Friday. It’s been a rough week for me – in more ways than one. I’m just really grateful the weekend is almost here.

  149. It is hotter than blazes here and only going to be hotter tomorrow. Hope that the a/c can hold up.

  150. I am feeling kind of sick today, but I am going to a baseball game after work so I’m excited for that.

  151. Tamra Phelps says

    I’ve calmed down, Michele, lol. Turned out it was a September appointment with the gastroenterologist (spelling????), whic?h she has rescheduled for January 2020. Wow. She is fully booked until then. But I’m on a waiting list in case someone cancels. Good thing I’m not dying! Geeze.

  152. Currently 102 degrees. Entirely TOO HOT. Did go out and get a massage and then a quick trip to the pool. The water felt cool after being outside.

  153. shelly peterson says

    Today was a usual Friday. I went to dialysis and will be heading to the casino tonight with my daughter. Wish me luck. 🙂

  154. I used a peeling mask on my feet last week and woke this morning to find bits of me everywhere! A forensic scientist’s paradise! Time to get the vacuum out!

  155. Lawn man arrived at 6am.. great job going on he should be done by half 9.. then raking and planting.. a glorious sunny Saturday….

  156. Had a good time at the Lavender Festival. Did teacher’s assistant for a DIY lavender facial class. Ate a corn dog. Bought some lavender body butter and some earrings. At least it was 10 degrees cooler than yesterday.

  157. My day is going great! I went to hot yoga and the dog park, then took a nap 🙂

  158. Big day tomorrow: Mum’s getting her meds reviewed. Stands to reason (to me) that if half her insides are missing then she shouldn’t be on the full dosage, especially blood thinner and BP drugs. Thankfully her Dr. agrees. We’ll spend the day getting ready!

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