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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Two Pink Peas Blog Candy Giveaway Announcement...

To enter in this giveaway please become a follower of Two Pink Peas (Do NOT follow me here please go here to enter as any comments or followers left here will NOT count)...if you are already a follower please leave me a comment that you follow Two Pink Peas.

UPrinting has been very generous to sponsor this giveaway to one of my followers!! This is what UPrinting is going to give one lucky winner...
Prize Details:
100 Postcards for One (1) Winner
5" x 7"
14pt Cardstock Gloss
No Folding
Front Only Printing
2 Business Days Print Turnaround Time
Restriction: Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only. You can find more information about UPrinting at these links below...

**********Disclaimer: Required as per FTC Ruling (Please see example below)
This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, an online printing company, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive postcards for hosting. See more information about their postcard and other available printing services and postcard designs on Also  The prize, once the instructions are sent, expires on December 31, 2011 *************

Good luck everyone and thank you so much for taking the time to enter into my giveaway. I will keep this giveaway open unil August 15th. ~ Terri

I Won More Blog Candy...WOW!!!

VoiceQuilt - CD with Leather Holder

OMG.. My winning streak has been really hot lately. I just got an email from Frugal Experiments letting me know that picked #14 which was ME!! Usually I am never this lucky so I am really stunned and very appreciative to receive ALL of these amazing prizes.

Frugal Experiments said this on their blog...

7 days of unlimited voice time for VoiceQuilt
+44entries so far
OVERcontest is over!

And the winner is...

Entry #14Two Pink Peas Terri M
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Frugal Experiment says on their blog about what is 
a VoiceQuilt.....

This is a truly unique way to create a keepsake gift, there is no other gift like it. It's a personalized item with your friends and family's messages recorded specific to your occasion. Pictures are a wonderful way to capture moments in time, but hearing a person's voice recorded especially for your occasion is an unexpected, priceless gift.
VoiceQuilt - CD with Leather Holder
I received a package for 7 days of toll-free phone time and a VoiceQuilt keepsake CD with leather holder. I decided to use this as a way to capture my granddaughter's voice. My daughter dialed the toll-free number supplied by VoiceQuilt and handed the phone to Punkin Pie. With a tiny bit of coaching, we were able to capture her rendition of "Twinkle, twinkle little star" and the "ABCs". This is a truly precious gift that I will cherish for years to come. Her Daddy is in the army and they will be moving thousands of miles away from me in a few weeks, so now when I am missing her, I can play the cd or mp3 of her songs to cheer me up.

The process of creating the actual Voice Quilt is dead simple – you and those you wish to record a message, just dial in and say what you want to say. You then listen to the recorded voice messages online, decide the order in which you want them to play, give each recording a meaningful label, and click a button to create your “best hits” playlist. At this point, you have the option of downloading an mp3 file of your playlist, or sharing it with friends and family through email or facebook. Of course, they have beautiful keepsake boxes, leather cd and picture holders or USB drives to capture and present your keepsake to the recipient.

Now I just need to decide what to record to keep. I could pick my closest friends and have them leave me a special message that I could keep forever. This is something that I would LOVE to have had my dad do before he passed away. I could have Casey and Hallie record a message to me, which I will certainly do for sure!!
I don't know what else to pick to record so if any of you have any suggestions I would LOVE that!! I have never heard of VoiceQuilt and I have never used it before either so this is all brand new to me. To get more information about Voice Quilt please visit their website here and if you happen to order something from them, if you could please let them know that Two Pink Peas was a winner and sent you there I would really appreciate it. As you know how much I love to show love to other blogs and businesses, plus they will know where you came from and how you found them.
I wanted to thank T Jones from Frugal Experiments for the chance to win. Please hop on over to her blog here and please visit her Twitter page here and last but not least her facebook page here and please show some blog love and let her know that Two Pink Peas sent you. I would really appreciate it.

Thank you Voice Quilt and to Frugal Experiments for this really sweet gift that will last me a lifetime!! I really appreciate it!!
Hugs!!! ~Terri

P.S. I am getting ready to post my new giveaway right now!! So stay tuned!! You will want to enter for sure!!

Blog Candy Giveaway Trying To Reach 100 Followers..

Pam over at Pams Party Planning is trying to reach her goal of 100 followers and she is really SO close. So Pam is having a blog candy giveaway so if you could hop on over to her blog and show some blog love and become a follower of hers I know she would really appreciate it. Please let her know that
Two Pink Peas sent you. Then enter her blog candy giveaway while you are there!! You can't win if you don't enter.
Pam's giveaway looks like a really great one. I made sure to follow her and also to enter in her giveaway.

Tomorrow I am going to do a giveaway from a really GREAT sponsor and I am really excited about this one. I will give you all of the details tomorrow sometime.  While I am here, I was out today with my kids and we looked all over for Terry. We wanted to give him his money that you all were so generous to give him. We looked and looked and we unable to find him. I think it was to late but we will find him by monday. BUT, here is some possible really amazing news. The builder that is building our house has seen Terry before and knows exactly who I am talking about. So he has put out the word in Terry's area to all of his builders to see if there is a job that Terry could do. How AMAZING is that? Oh, I really hope this pans out and I can find Terry a job. I will of course keep everyone posted and let you know when I find him and if we can get him a job. I am trying and trying and really trying for him. I was on the phone most of the morning calling everywhere for help and assistance for Terry today. Giving him money will for sure help him but finding him a job where he will have stable money coming in will be the best and greatest gift for him and his children.  This afternoon my kids plus Erin and Jillian got together and made Terry a brand new poster. I have lots of pictures to show you when we finish it. All 4 kids wrote something special on the back of the poster for Terry and his children. They are well wishes and other really sweet words. I will share that with you as well. K.. I am off to get some sleep.
 I will see and talk to you tomorrow!! Many hugs!! ~Terri

Friday, July 29, 2011

New Blog Candy & Congrats Pendra...

So while blog hopping I found this new blog and she is having a blog candy giveaway. If you hop on over to her blog please let her know that Two Pink Peas sent you.
I don't get any extra entries or anything...just want to show some blog love that's all!!

You can reach her blog by clicking here

Here is what is in the photo above SO FAR....
~2 Copic Sketch Markers
~1 Copic Ciao Marker
~1 Copic Various Refill Ink
~1 Copic Multiliner
~2 Heidi Grace Flocked Boxed Card Sets (a total of 20 cards and Envelopes)
~1 BasicGrey Epoxy Sticker Set
~1 Darice Botanical Sticker (pressed & dried real flowers)
~1 Maya Road Romance Bloom Ribbon Slides (set of 6)
~1 Tombo Permanent Adhesive Refill
~1 package of Maya Road Velvety Flowers

Good luck girls!! If you happen to win I would LOVE to know that one of my followers or readers won. I would be so excited for you.. I LOVE it when other's win. Speaking of winning.. My SWEET Pendra of Pendra's Place
won a CRICUT EXPRESSION from My Craft Channel
I cannot think of another DESERVING person then my sweet sweet Pendra. Congratulations Pendra. Pendra does not own a Cricut nor ever has so she will now be able to make so many beautiful cards and other items.
I am truly truly happy for her!

So hop on over to enter in this blog candy, if you don't enter you can't win!! Hugs and GOOD LUCK!! ~Terri

P.S. I am working on a little blog candy giveaway myself. I should be able to post that in a few days, hopefully!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

WOW!! More Donations For Terry!!!

Well, I just cannot believe the kindness pouring in for Terry and his family. Someone so sweet who was reading
 on Justina's facebook read her post about
Terry and donated $15.00.
Thank you so much! I am just floored at everyone and I wish there was something more I could do for all of you who have donated as a thank you for helping Terry and his children.

Tonight my neice Jillian and Hallie's best friend Erin are staying the night at our house. Well, Casey, Hallie, Erin and Jillian all got together and wanted to make more of a difference for Terry and his family. I had planned on taking all of the kids bowling tomorrow night and Jillian gave me $5.00 of her money to give to Terry. I mean, how sweet is that? Jill is a really good girl and I am really so proud to call her my niece!! Jill is only 11 1/2 (can't forget the 1/2) but for her to want to give some of her bowling money to me to give to Terry is just amazing to me. She has such a huge heart and I am very very proud of her for that!!
Then, Casey my son who only has $1.00 gave that to me to to add to the donation. I am very proud of them!!
The kids are preparing to do a lemonade stand tomorrow to raise some more money for Terry. Casey, Hallie, Erin and Jillian are really all pumped up to get as much money as then can to help Terry and his kids. Here is a picture of them with their money and signs that they made... So cute!!

Casey is in the back left with his $1.00 oh his hat, Jillian is next to him in the back with her $5.00 on her hat, then Erin is in front with the floral shirt and Hallie is in the orange and they are holding the signs they made for their lemonade stand tomorrow!! I am a very proud mama and auntie right now!!

So that puts us up to a whopping $69.00 for Terry!!!
How AMAZING is that? Seriously, this hopefully will help Terry and his children for awhile and hopefully he won't
have to walk 15 to 20 miles a day, especially in this
terrible heat for a while.

Thank you so much for donating to this really amazing cause!! We are on a roll and we are really going to change Terry's life, even if it is only for a little while. Change is change!! Hugs! ~Terri

Paying It Forward Update & Thank You's...

Well, I just got a HUGE donation from an amazingly sweet friend and I am just speechless right now.
Me speechless? I know right? Usually I am the one who goes on and on and on, but the generosity of you all has really amazed me. I am just holding back the tears because I know how much this money is going to help
 Terry and his children. I want to take this opportunity to thank those who have recently donated to
such a great and important cause.

Thank you to...

Justina of Justina's Crafts for donating $25.00
Justina's blog is at
Justina's facebook page is at!/justinas.crafts 
Please follow her and let her know that
 Two Pink Peas sent you.

Next I would love to thank Ashley of
The Scrappin' Pink Piglet for donating $2.00
You can find Ashley's blog here
And Ashley's facebook page at
Please hop on over to Ashley and show some blog love.
Please let her know that Two Pink Peas sent you.

To this date you all have helped me collect $49.00 for Terry!!
Can you believe that?? $49.00????? WOW!!
Thank you ALL so much. I appreciate every single penny, every single dollar and every single sweet comment
you all have left me so so much!!
If any of you still wish you donate you still have time. I will be seeing Terry this weekend sometime but I will never stop helping him. I just emailed someone who owns a business, a blooming business to see if he has anything that Terry can do as a job. Hopefully this will come through and he will get a job. This is what Terry really needs for long term stability for him and his 2 children.

Thank you again to every single one of you for
caring as much as you do.
You are really changing this man's life as well as his children who I worry about every single day. I am just really stunned at your kindness and how much you all care!!
Many many hugs to you all!! ~Terri

Dog Lovers...Please Help Me If You Have Seen This Before...

What you are looking at is Bella's FAVORITE toy in the whole wide world. It's name is Monster!! Don't ask me why we call it Monster but from day one we have just called it that. Today while I was gone Bella ripped it apart, as you can clearly see! About 1 1/2 year ago we knew someday this would happen and have been looking for  another monster  and have been unable to find one. There are no markings on this toy other then the word China on it's entire body. Has anyone seen this toy before and do you know if it is still available to purchase? The last picture is Bella walking on my nightstand trying to get her monster because that is how much she loves this thing. Now, I ask myself "if Bella really loves this monster so much why would she rip it apart to where she can not ever play with it again?" I have no is a dog!! So I gather up Bella, her monster (which was placed in a plastic zip bag to protect it) Hallie and Erin and we run to our local pet store. Well, I have looked there before and they did not have it then and I just knew they would not have one now. I was right, no monster! I am just crushed, Bella loves this toy and I really hope to find another one if I can. While we were in the pet store.. look at what I saw...

Meet Roz!! Isn't she just BEAUTIFUL??
She is pink and gray my favorite colors!! I could NOT believe how friendly Roz was. She came straight to me and I held her for a really long time. She snuggled up under my cheek and chin and she was SO loving. (I would share those pictures if I did not look so hideous from running around so I will just share Roz and keep me out of it.. LOL.)
  I LOVE all animals but have been a little afraid of birds like Roz because they can bite and bite hard. There was absolutely NO fear with this sweet little girl.

This was after I was "forced" to let her go back in her cage by Hallie and Erin. They wanted to go and Bella was getting fussy. But Roz LOVED me rubbing her neck. My gosh, I am telling you, it is not that often that I fall completely in love with an animal like Roz but she had me at hello!! lol

When we left the pet store Roz started flapping her wings and making ALL kinds of noises and was squawking like she did not want me to leave. Uh... it literally broke my heart to leave her. I almost turned back around and went back to her. That is how much of a fuss she made when I left her. <sighs> 
She was only a mere $2,499.99 ...chump change.. right??  Wrong.. lol.
Oh, but if we were not selling and building a house right now I would have been so tempted to buy her right then and there. On my way home I was talking about Roz to Hallie and Erin and I said "that is a diamond ring, it could be a car" LOL.. but never in my life have I ever seen a bird that was this sweet and was so loving. She literally melted my heart. Roz will be seeing me again, that is for sure. I talked to the manager and pleaded with them to "make sure, make triple sure" that who ever buys her will take care of her. I also said that "I am worried about her and who ever gets to take her home that they will treat her right". They assured me that they would only let Roz go to a very responsible owner. Jokingly I asked "would you sell Roz to me?" They said "YES"!!  The girl that worked there that got Roz out of her cage told me that one drunk lady came in and wanted to drain her bank account just to buy Roz and they told her "NO". That made me feel better. But I still worry. That is my big heart that I have. I really do worry to much about everything and anything!!
 You girls probably think I am crazy for falling in love with this sweet bird. I wish you all could see her in person. Unbelievable and Oh So beautiful!! I really like Roz and clearly Roz really liked me!! How sweet is that??
 Roz made my day today!!

Ok, back to Bella's monster, the main purpose of this post...If you girls happen to know where I can get my Bella a new monster please let me know. I would really appreciate it!
Thanks for listening to my ramblings today.
 Many hugs!! ~Terri

P.S. Oh, how funny is this? As soon as I got home my husband told me that it is rumored that Casey Anthony now lives in the next city, but same county as us. Oh gosh I really HOPE not. That would be just terrible!! It is ALL over the internet that she is here. So weird!! 

Cricut Won Lawsuit Against SCAL And MTC....

Hi girls.. News about your Cricut and SCAL...
I just came from and read that Cricut won their lawsuit against SCAL and MTC and this is what I found out. What this means is if you update your Cricut Firmware then you will NO longer be able to use either of these programs. If you have NOT updated it yet then you can still use these programs. My one question was "won't you have to update your firmware at some point and that means that you will not be able to use these programs any longer". I don't know but I wanted to pass this info on to you girls. For those girls who are lucky enough to have more then one Cricut then you can keep one and not update it and use it for SCAL and MTC and use your other Cricut and update it when you have to!! That is the only thing I can think of! Have a good night!! ~Terri

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thank You For Paying It Forward...

Well, the other day I had written my second long post about Paying It Forward and when I went to send it my whole post got erased!! I could not believe it!! here we go  This has happened a few times to me before and what a pain. But, today is a new day and I wanted to thank these ladies for Paying It Forward..

Jo sent $10.00 (I mean WOW!!!) and this is the comment she left me.. "Just sent you my little part. Thank you for doing this for a stranger. You took the time to listen and you acted. If we all would do this, what a better world this would be."

Suzy's Crafts sent $5.00 (WOW again!!) Suzy's  comment said "Good for you. You have really touched my heart today and I am making my donation. Thank you!"
Please visit Suzy's Crafts at 

Last but certainly not least Roxanna sent $2.00
(so amazing!!) and Roxanna said "Terri, I live in BC, Canada and read your Pay it Forward and wanted to send a little donation for 'the man with the sign'. I will stop sometimes and give people money because I know what it is like to have next to nothing. As you said we do not always carry money anymore but I give what I have."

Please visit Roxanna at:

Thank you girls SO SO SO much for be so giving and opening your gigantic hearts to this really sweet man. In the post that I wrote the other day about Paying It Forward (that got erased) I was telling you all his first name. 
Well believe it or not his name is...Terry!! Can you even believe that?? I just thought how weird is this? Just to clarify.. Terry is the man with the sign... I am Terri the person who just wants to help him. We are not the same
But isn't that really amazing??
We share the same name!! To me that was a sign and a really big one at that!!   
I don't know if you all believe in signs but sometimes I do. This was one of those signs that I saw crystal clear.  I mean, we have the same name, granted different spelling but we have the same exact first name. Even if his name was different I would still have this deep need and passion to help him and his poor innocent kids. I do this for anyone that is in need!
So after my counseling appointment today I drove around to try and find Terry.  I have not taken any of the donated money out of PayPal because one of the donations is still pending but I did not see Terry anywhere and I could not find him anywhere. The next time I will see him probably will be this weekend sometime. So if you would like to still donate, even if it is just $1.00, which is perfectly fine and very much appreciated you still have plenty of time. You can donate through PayPal if you wish and just use my personal email address which is If you wish to send a check instead just let me know and I will email you my address. It is completely up to you. Anything is really greatly appreciated!!   At some point in our lives everyone needs some sort of help. When I see Terry next and I tell him that complete strangers donated money because they care and want to pay it forward he might get choked up. I really want him to know that people do care about him and his kids. Hopefully that will make him feel good inside to know that people do care. Everyone is worth helping no matter their situation. I plan on helping Terry for a long long time. My next goal is to get him a job. That would be the ultimate gift for him!! Today at my counseling appointment the first thing I asked her was what else I could do to help Terry further. She gave me a 2 page list of Community Resource Contacts. So after I send this post I am getting on the phone to see what I can do for him.
 It really made me super upset and sad when Terry told me that he is getting harassed and so is his children. Why people take things out on kids is really beyond my scope of understanding. That has got to be very difficult for his 2 kids. Just imagine being a little 10 year old and your dad has to walk 10 to 15 miles a day just to find a job. Terry told me that his kids are being essentially bullied by other kids because their daddy has to try to find a job every single day while walking with a sign on his back. That has to be really really rough on them. We have to help this family in any way we can, and we are doing that thanks to you all!! You all have really huge hearts and that touches my heart!!
Casey, Hallie and I will hopefully make his new sign tomorrow and we will post pictures of it when we are done.  Thank you for ALL of your support and donations to help Terry and his family. You all are the absolute BEST and you are Paying It Forward in a MAJOR way!! Every single cent will go to Terry on top of what our family will give him.
Thank you, Thank you and Thank you so much!!
Have a blessed day everyone!! Hugs to you all!! ~Terri

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank You SO much For Paying It Forward To Roxana And Susan.....

Well, shoot!! I made a super long blog post about paying it forward and receiving help and for some reason the post did not show up on either of my blogs. We have to leave because someone is coming to see our house. As soon as I get home I will fix it..I am SO sorry!! Thank you in advance to the girls who have already donated and I will post about you and put a link from my blog to yours!! I really an stunned because I don't know what happened!! I will be back in about an hour!!
Take care and THANK YOU!! ~Terri