Ultimate Blog Party Giveaway! #UBP11

Welcome to the party!

About Me: 
Welcome to KreativeKaring and thanks for taking the time to visit! I'm fairly new to the blogging world and am excited to be participating in the Ultimate Blog Party for the first time

My name is Samantha and I've been blogging for a little over a year, and so far I love it. I would suggest blogging to anyone, it's a great stress reliever, organizer, a place to get advice, support system, and a great way to connect with new people!
My boyfriend of 5 years, my little dog, Jake, and I live in Maine. Our goal is to hopefully buy a house in the next few years and start a family. I love my boys! 

I'm in my 20's and even though I don't have children, I enjoy blogging about parenting because it's been the field I've enjoyed working in for over 9 years. Plus, what mom doesn't like recipes, taking pictures, and finding free samples, some of the other things i like to share? 

Want to Win?
I signed up to be a Blog Party Sponsor! You have the chance to win a Maine Hand Crafted Log Cabin Birdhouse! It has an easy open top to pour bird seed in, and windows so you can see your little friends. To ENTER for the Log Cabin Birdhouse, you must fill out a PRIZE ENTRY FORM. You have until the  8th to fill it out. See the Full Ultimate Blog Party Prize List for the list of all the prizes! 

Win This!

Maine Log Cabin Birdhouse

Maine Log Cabin Birdhouse

Maine Log Cabin Birdhouse

Maine Log Cabin Birdhouse

I’ve also decided to host my very first giveaway during all this excitment! Click here to read how you can win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget to visit other bloggers who are partying this week and leave a comment on the main party blog. You'll be entered to win a bunch of prizes! 

Want to swap buttons? Here's my button you can grab to help show your support for Kreative Karing. If you want to leave me your link, I'll put your button up under Blog Party Buddies! 


The prize that I really like is,  

A $100 gift card to Target and a copy of Totally Desperate Mom Provided by: Wendy Hagen, author of Totally Desperate Mom. The book looks really interesting!

If that's not available, I'm happy with anything!
Just winning would be awesome! 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you can visit again soon!
Leave me a comment with your blog address letting me know you visited or followed so I can visit and follow you back!

My Appreciation & First Giveaway!

UPDATE: I am so excited to announce that the winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Card is *drum rolls*   Enamored Soul! Congrats Girl!

Thank you to everyone who entered! This was super fun, so I'm definitely looking forward to another giveaway soon! 

When I first started blogging, it wasn't under KreativeKaring. I had no idea what I was doing and I went through a couple names, switching from Blogger to Wordpress and back again. It's still a learning process every step of the way, but I own the domain name now and will be changing everything over and making my web site soon.

I want to thank the followers that have stuck with me through those changes and I'm so thankful for you!
I've said before and I'll say it again, I love to blog! It's a great place to get advice, a great support system, and I love meeting new people most of all! So I wanted to host my first giveaway as a thank you!

While participating in this years Ultimate Blog Party, I also wanted to offer a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

New and Old followers are encouraged to enter!

Prize: One reader will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card
This giveaway ends 4/8/11 at 11:59 pm.
Winners will be notified 4/9/11.

This giveaway is open to US Only.

How to enter this giveaway:

*Please leave a separate comment on here for each entry*

Earn 1 Entry by “Liking” Kreative Karing on Facebook and click “Suggest To Friends” on my Facebook page (on the right side of the page) to help spread the word about my blog.

Earn 1 Entry by Following @ICStarzz on Twitter and “Re-Tweeting” this post. You may re-tweet this (3) a day for an additional entry (leave a comment each time you tweet and a link to each tweet).

Earn 1 Entry for Following Kreative Karing on Google Friend Connect (on the right).

Earn 2 Entries for Grabbing my button (on the right).

The winner’s are chosen by random.org. The winner’s will be notified by email and have 48 hrs to respond before another winner is chosen. Please be sure to check your “spam” folder.
Disclosure: Amazon Gift Card provided by me :)

Teaching Your Kids About April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day

Playing jokes and pranks on your friends and family can be fun. While there are so many funny pranks people have pulled, I've also seen a lot of jokes that were taken too far. 

Update on KreativeKaring

If you haven't noticed this site has been down for a few days.
I've been working on getting it turned into a dot com but apparently I've run into some difficulty and it's taking longer than expected. 

With the Ultimate Blog Party being about a week away, I wanted to make sure the site was working in time for it. So I switched back to blogger for the time being. 

Sometime in the next few weeks, this site will go down for maintenance for a couple days so it can finally be www.kreativekaring.com ! 

A picture I took while out driving. Isn't the sky pretty?

Top Ten Spring Cleaning Tips #toptentues

It's officially Spring Time! You know what that means? Time to start opening windows, get some fresh air, and start evicting the clutter!
Time for the soft breeze and warm sun rays and we all attempt

Spring Cleaning!

But Wait! Don't Run!

I've found a few ways to make spring cleaning a little less stressful!

I present to you, below, the Top Ten Spring Cleaning Tips, to keep you sane.

Winter Wordless Wednesday!

I'm so ready for spring it's not funny, 
here's a quick recap of the snow we got this winter.
Get the hot chocolate ready!

I like this picture. It looks like the school is buried. 

Top Ten Ways to Help Children Deal with Disasters

Top Ten Ways to Help Children Deal with Disasters

With the recent disaster buzzing all over the radio, television, and people's mouth's, it's kind of hard not to hide scary information from your child. Resulting in possible nightmares and the concern for the safety of their family. What are some ways we can help soothe their fears?


Japan's Devastation & How You Can Help!

So what's happening right now in Japan is terrible. And they have asked for assistance responding to the huge earthquake and tsunami they had!

Here are some groups ready and willing to help Japan! So listed below are some non profits that you can donate too to help out! 

Funny Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! It's been an extra long week for me so I thought I would start everyone's day off with a laugh!
Here's a 1:26 minute funny video of really funny kids!

I did not make this video. 

So enjoy and don't forget to share this and start someone else's day with a laugh! 

Wordless Wednesday - 1

Photo By Kathleen Dorman

Top Ten Favorite Toys #toptentues

Since it's winter time, and right now it's raining, I thought it would be fun to have lil man help me with my top ten Tuesday blog! I have been providing Before Care for lil man for about 2 years, and he's been trying so hard every day in school, I'm so proud!

So here's Lil Man's Top Ten Favorite Toys! In the words of a seven year old! 

Too much snow! Vlog

When he can pee on the middle of trees and see over the fence, we have way too much snow!

Haha! Isn't he a hyper lil thing? 

Your Behavior Affects Your Child #parenting #moms #dads

One of the biggest things that bothers me about Charlie Sheen is not the two women he beds with, it's not all the drugs and partying he's been doing, It's the fact that he doesn't seem to think he has a problem. He's proud of the way he's acting and being, without any regards to how this is affecting his children. 

{photos by Angela George for Sharon Graphics © 2009}

Top Ten Reasons Why I Like Your Blog #toptentues

What keeps people coming back to read your blog? There are many things that can determine whether or not someone will go the extra step to comment on your posts or follow you. 

So I just wanted to share some of the things that keeps me coming back to other blogs!