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Awesomesauce Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

Have I told you lately, that I love you?… Yes, you. And you. And you over there that regularly leaves me comments on my posts. And you standing in the back who’s been reading for years but doesn’t leave comments. And you over there who RT’s my posts like mad. And you – yep, you who is reading here for the first time. You guys are the reason I have this site, and I hope you all know how much I appreciate ya. Where did all this lovey-fuzzyness come from today? Well – I recently found out that one {or more?} of you rockin’ readers nominated me for Parenting Blog of the Year over at – and after their judges went through all of the nominations, I ended up in the top 25 finalists. Whaaaaaa? Crazy-exciting. So, to give you ALL a big ol’ thank you, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, outta my own pocket, to one of you guys!

Parenting Blog of the Year

Making Parenting Safer – One Tech Tool at a Time

If you’re not familiar with – you should definitely take a second to check them out. They have a ton of different tools to help you monitor your kid’s online activities and habits, to make sure they’re using their using their smart devices to make less-than-smart decisions – “uKnowKids collects text messages, contacts, images, downloaded applications, check-ins and location history allowing you to understand what your child is doing with his or her smart phone in a matter of minutes. View their location, receive alerts for risky text messages, and check to see if they have downloaded any apps you may not be comfortable with.” Amazing, right?

Fan Appreciation Giveaway!!

Use the easy peasy Rafflecopter form below to get your entries in. And thank you guys so much for all of your support over the past 2 1/2 years! Every comment, every tweet, every time you chat with me on Facebook… It all totally makes my day, every time!

To give me a vote to help me win the top spot as Parenting Blog of the Year, it’s so crazy-simple

Just click the link on the entry form – Vote Parenting Blog of the Year – Then scroll down that list to Sunshine and Sippy Cups. {They’re in alphabetical order, making it easy to find.} Click on my name, and BAM! You’ve given me a vote – simple as can be. No signing up or registering or anything shady or time consuming. You can only vote once – so need to come back daily. And good luck at winning the Amazon gift card too!

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  1. I’ve been reading for at least a year. Thank you!

  2. Laurie J says

    Good luck with the Parenting Blog of the Year Contest! Thanks for all the great giveaways!

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says

    OMGoodness–I guess I have been a reader for…I’m not sure…more than a year! <3!

  4. I have been a reader for two years. I would like to see more giveaways

  5. Angela Kinder says

    I honestly can’t remember for how long I’ve been a fan! I think I was even a fan when you first started out blogging.

  6. Margaret Smith says

    I’ve been a reader for over a year

  7. Jessie C. says

    I’ve been a reader for at least a year, definitely longer, like the layout of your blog, especially the side bar of tips and solutions.

  8. Lorena Keech says

    I’ve just started reading, but I like your practical bent.

  9. Wow, I think I’ve been a reader for well over a year

  10. Janet W. says

    I think I’ve been a reader for a little over a year now! Your blog is so easy to read and navigate!

  11. I have been a reader for awhile now. I love your blogging tips and such.

  12. Megan Cravens says

    I have been reading for almost a year now. Congrats on the nomination! Hope you win I see you are in 4th place this morning!

  13. I especially love gift card giveaways!

  14. Veronica L. says

    I didn’t read all that much except for what was required in high school, however as soon as I got out of college I just took off with wanting to read all the time. Now you will always find me with my nose buried in one :)

  15. I’ve been reading since I could.
    Thanks so much for the generous giveaway :)

  16. Oops — you meant how long have I been reading your blog. I’d say at least a year.

  17. Karen Glatt says

    I have been a follower for at least 1 year. I like your blog tips on how to organize, frugal living tips and I like your giveaways.

  18. Debra Guillen says

    don’t remember how long I have been a reader. voted for you..good luck!

  19. I’ve been a reader for about a year now :) You’ve helped me a ton with my blog & I appreciate it mucho!

  20. Sandy McFadden says

    I just started reading but I like you realistic approach to your views. I like someone who doesn’t have their head in the clouds.

  21. for about a year I’ve been reading your blog

  22. stephanie says

    I think its been about a year I’ve been following your blog! Love all the giveaways!

  23. I’ve been reading for a few months. Thanks and congrats on getting nominated!

  24. Blessie Nelson says

    Congratulations! I hope you win!

  25. Good luck! I voted!

  26. Barbara Montag says

    I’ve been a reader for awhile – thanks for all you do!

  27. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I ahve been a reader for over a year. Thanks for all your advice and giveaways.

  28. I love clean your blog design is and how easy it is to navigate. A pleasure to visit.

  29. I’ve been a reader for about 4 months.

  30. I love your blog! I would love to see more easy/cheap recipes!

  31. Allison L. says

    I have been a reader for about 2 years!

  32. I don’t honestly know how long I’ve followed you. I may be visiting your blog for the first time, but I have followed you on facebook for a while. I don’t know what I would like more of–I haven’t been on here enough.

  33. I found your blog a couple months ago.

  34. I just found your blog and I’m in love!!

  35. Crystal F says

    I’m ot sure how long I’ve been reading you but love the blog. Thank you!

  36. Carrie Martinet says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I need new shoes ;o)

  37. Stephanie Larison says

    I’ve been a reader for about a year now, love it! :) Keep up the great work!

  38. natalie nichols says

    I’ve been a reader for about 3 or 4 months

  39. I have been a reader of your blog for a little while now and i really enjoy your reviews and your giveaways! Keep up the great work! Thanks for all you do to keep us (your readers) informed.

  40. just found out we’re expecting bambino numero uno! i love all of your tips!

  41. I know I’ve been a reader for quite some time….I come back because I love your blog!

  42. richelle bowers says

    im a huge dean koontz fan. but I love the 50 shades of gray triology

  43. I’m a blogger, so I love reading the blogger opportunities!

  44. Over a year.

  45. I’ve been reading for maybe a year now? Thank you for all of your great giveaways! :)

  46. I love your blog! I just found it recently, but all your posts about survey sites, coupons, and how to get free stuff have been really helpful! Thanks so much :)

  47. Daniel M says

    not sure, think i’ve been here a few times over the last 6 months

  48. Susan Smith says

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now. Thanks for the giveaway

  49. brandi hawn says

    i’d like to see some pet product giveaways, 31 products and the origami lockets :) thanks!

  50. I just found your blog today.

  51. Thomas Murphy says

    I like the post “No Matter Where You Roam – These Tips Keep You Connected to Home”. Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Richard Hicks says

    Not sure how long I have been a reader but probably at least a year!

  53. Amanda Sakovitz says

    Ive been reading your blog for a couple of years I think :)

  54. Rebecca Lock says

    I just started reading last month. Looking forward to reading more.

  55. I’ve been reading for 60 years.
    Oh, you meant reading your blog… 3 years or so. Like the contests best.
    Thanks for the contest.

  56. ashley tuckett says

    I just started reading, great blog :) thanks for a great give away :)

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