Imprint Comfort Mats Giveaway

by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, November 02, 2012

It's November finally! Which in our house means I can officially sing Christmas carols to my hearts content and my family won't roll their eyes at me! It also means I will be spending a lot of time on my feet in the kitchen. I enjoy cooking and baking, but my feet sure tell me about it at the end of the day.

That is why I am so excited to offer you my dear readers a chance to win 2 Imprint Comfort mats. I know you love cooking and baking too!

Welcome to the Imprint Mats Giveaway!

Imprint Comfort Mats are the only anti-fatigue mats tested and proven to significantly reduce overall fatigue and discomfort by up to 60%.For those of you with little one crawling around the floor.

 Imprint Cumulus9 Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mats are manufactured using proprietary eco9
technology that is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and is manufactured without the use of toxic, heavy metals.
Imprint Mats also have edges that will never curl. With their stay flat memory your mats will stay flat!
Keep in mind that kitchens are not the only room in the house that could use comfort mats! These would also work great in laundry rooms or any room you are doing a lot of standing in.
Imprint Comfort mats come with a 7-year warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee to ensure the mats will keep looking and feeling good for years to come.

You can choose from four sizes for home use:
Standard 20" x 36"
Runner 20"x 72"
Island Area 26" x 48"
Island Runner 26" x 72"

Prices range from $70 to $150 depending on the style/color/size you would like. I have noticed most are on sale though right now :)
This event is hosted by Baby Costcutters. To read a full review of Imprint Mats click here.
If you would like to win a set of Imprint Comfort Mats just use the form below to enter!
One lucky winner will receive a 2 pcs 20 X 36 Imprint Mats {winner choice of color} $140 RV!
Open to the 48 US Continental States only from Nov 2 - Nov 16,2012, at 11:59pm est.
Good Luck!
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may
differ from those of your own.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for sponsor prize

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Wordless Wednesday

by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, October 31, 2012
fall berries

Happy Halloween- For some

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It is so sad but true: Mother Nature is going to wreck another Halloween for some. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who have been affected by Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone Sandy. 

I was thinking about how blessed we are here in middle Tennessee, where the worst thing that will happen is that my daughters will have to wear their winter coats to go trick or treating.  Actually, we go trunk or treating at our church.  


If you have never tried trunk or treating, I highly recommend it. Trunk or treating is a fun, safe alternative to walking or driving in rural neighborhoods like ours.  We just bring our pumpkins, decorate our trunk, (but you don’t have too) bring candy and walk around the parking lot. Our church sets up a big grill so you can B.Y.O.M. (bring your own meat), so it’s a real family affair.  One of the best things about this option for me is it allows teens to stay with families and have fun too.   

Speaking of teens, did you know that about 19% of Americans surveyed by  think that 13 is the cut off age for trick or treating? I don’t agree because I know how my 13 year old daughter would feel if she were told she was too old to participate.  She is still having fun being a kid! Why rush her into growing up? 

What do you think is a good cut off age? 

I’m thinking by the time my daughter turns 16; we will have to brainstorm an alternative. Maybe she would rather host a pizza party/candy exchange. Maybe she will volunteer to help out at the trunk or treat event at church. We have time to sort it out. 
 I would love to hear what you do with your older teen!  For now, my family will go out and enjoy ourselves for a few hours. 

Does your family celebrate Halloween? 

Whatever you and your family do this Halloween, please stay safe, watch out for those fast moving kiddies and remember to smile and have fun in the moment. Treasure the memories you are making! 

Cherry Tomatoes Tasty Herb Roasted Bites

by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, October 26, 2012

All summer long my family and I have enjoyed the bounty of 2 Cherry Tomato plants. One, a yellow cherry was so sweet it was like candy and the other, a Christmas cherry bought for the girls was a tart, tangy bite of summer heaven.

We spent many a happy afternoon harvesting.  One for the basket, one for us. Is there anything better than popping a fresh from the vine, warmed by the sun cherry tomato right in your mouth? Nope, it is pure bliss I tell you!

But by the time the first part of October rolled around, I was looking for a way to preserve some of that heaven without having to buy or borrow a dehydrator. That’s when I came across a wonderful recipe posted on I took her idea and like most recipes, I modified it to suit my needs.  Here’s what I did:
Rinse Cherry Tomatoes
If desired you can scoop out the seeds with a small melon baller. (I opted not to do this step because there was hardly anything left by the time I got the seeds out.)
Spread them out cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper if you’ve got it on hand.
halved cherry tomatoes

Spoon Olive Oil/Herb Mix over tomatoes. (Recipe below).
Sprinkle with Sea Salt and a dusting of fresh black pepper.
salt peppered cherry tomatoes
The smell of the Olive Oil/Herb mix had my hubby asking me what I was making, and my daughter thought I was making my homemade Marinara sauce. That was before I had put these beauties in the oven, so be prepared for these tomaotes to go quickly when they come out of the oven!

Roast in a 300 degree oven for 30-45 minutes, or until colored & dry just a bit, not dehydrated. I baked mine for the full 45 minutes, checking every 5 minutes after 30 minutes. Don’t bake more than an hour.
herb and garlic bites

If you are lucky and have enough tomatoes on hand you can cool these and them pack them in freezer jars to save a bit of summer for later. I didn’t get that chance, but these tomatoes have a long refrigerator life, staying yummy for several days as we nibbled away on them.  These Tasty Herb Roasted Bites are an easy way to preserve your bounty.
Olive Oil/Herb Mix Recipe:
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. chopped Thyme or Oregano or Basil or a combo.
Fresh black pepper to taste

The Enchanted Truth Book Review and # Giveaway

in , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Enchanted Truth by Kym Petrie- A modern-day fairy tale for grown-up girls.


In this humorous and insightful tale, a modern day princess finds herself single and asking for magical intervention to change her sorry love life. Rather than casting a spell to bring Prince Charming to her rescue, a savvy fairy godmother gives the tenderhearted damsel an unexpected gift. By entrusting her true thoughts and desires to an unlikely confidant, the young royal soon discovers that the person who could make her life everything she dreamed it would be has been with her all along.

As author Kym Petrie herself realized, every woman needs a froggy friend and a secret journal—and enough adventures with the girls to keep her heart pounding and her mind racing. Life is meant to be about happy beginnings . . . you can never have enough of them.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Greenleaf Book Group
Category, YA

My Review:

The Enchanted Truth is a simple, feel good gift book that would be a perfect gift for a teen or young person searching for that perfect boyfriend or Mr. Right.  It’s got a young reader vibe to it which I attribute to the rather abundant use of descriptive character titles throughout.
 It is a short story at only 40 pages, so it’s a quick read, taking me only 10 minutes to complete. It’s cute and funny, without being too over the top in the self-help department, which is why this book was written. To help a friend who was caught up in a disappointing search for Prince Charming.
Even though I found my own Prince Charming decades ago and having been living happily ever after, I put down The Enchanted Truth with a smile and took away this simple but powerful message from page 36:

“It’s the magic of inner spirit that makes ones dreams come true”. 

Don’t we all need to remember that message? That we have the power to help ourselves?
That one message alone is important enough for me to happily recommend The Enchanted Truth to teens and up.

Buy It: 

Purchase The Enchanted Truth at Amazon

Win It:

Would you like to win a copy for yourself or to give as a gift? Then please enter my giveaway below.

My WAHM Plan Disclosure: I received a copy of The Enchanted Truth for my review and to host this giveaway. While I was compensated, all opinions are 100% mine and were not influenced in any way. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipment of prize.

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Almost Wordless Wednesday

by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Summer has faded in to Fall, I will miss you:

summer fruit

But I can't wait for more of:

marshmellows and cinnamon please

Doing my Part for No More

by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, October 08, 2012

Have you heard of No More? I hadn't either until last week when I received an email from Mom Central Consulting inviting me to lend my voice to this new initiative to get parents talking about an uncomfortable subject, physical or sexual abuse.

As the mother of two daughters,  I feel it is my duty to help in any way I can.

Below is the message from Mom Central that led me to act. Perhaps after you read it, you will feel led to help this worthy cause as well.

It's every parent's worst nightmare: finding out (or worse, not finding out) that their child has been a victim of physical or sexual abuse. These issues are uncomfortable to talk about and frightening to imagine, but they are happening. Studies show nearly 1 in 10 teenagers will experience physical violence from a dating partner and 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys will experience sexual abuse in childhood, more often than not, from someone they know.

Our failure to talk about these issues, to recognize the warning signs, and to create supportive environments in our homes, schools and communities where victims are able to come forward are all reasons why they continue to happen. We are all bystanders to the violence and abuse that goes on in our circles of influence and it's time for that to end. 
Mom Central is proud to announce that we are partnering with a new initiative to help get parents talking about these issues and put them into the national spotlight. It's called NO MORE. NO MORE is a powerful new symbol, like the red AIDS ribbon or the yellow "support our troops" ribbon, designed to bring everyone together - prevention organizations, celebrity advocates, and moms and dads like you who want to make a difference - to raise national awareness around domestic violence and sexual assault for the first time.
We hope that you will join us and lend your powerful voice to spreading the word. We will no longer stand by while these victims - potentially our children, friends and co-workers - suffer in silence and fear. 

Mom Central is joining the ranks of NO MORE's early adopters and contributors who include actress Mariska Hargitay, teen pop singer Jasmine Villegas, the SR2 Motorsports NASCAR Team and marketing minds from Google and Facebook.

My WAHM Plan is proud to join them by posting this badge.

no more

Click it to visit the No More website where you can download the free NO MORE toolkit, with logos, fliers, postcards and information on the many ways you can use the symbol to raise awareness.  

Thank you.