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$50 Your Way July 2017 Giveaway!

June went by so FAST!! Some of the highlights were meeting Blythe Lipman of Baby and Toddler Instruction. Blythe LipmanBlythe was so fun to hang out with; what a blast we had. Even Alice was sad when it was time to go. I can’t wait for her to come back this way again. She is probably going to kill me for this….. but yes, that is Blythe sticking her fingers in the cows nose. Alice still talks about this! It cracked us both up. Seriously! How cute are these two??

Birthday/party backdropThe 24th of June I celebrated my 59th birthday with a wonderful family dinner.

On to the Giveaway!! My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you stop by. THANK YOU!!! (Yes, I do just copy and paste the remainder of this post. I’m lazy! AND tired!! I hang out with a SIX year old ya know!!)

PayPal GiveawayThe July 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 and of course going through PBnWhine for your regular Amazon Purchases is always appreciated. Going to Amazon from my blog does not cost you any additional money!!

Win $50 Your Way! Tons Of Ways To Enter The $50 Your Way Giveaway!! Comments get you the most entries!! I LOVE COMMENTS and SHARING!! Hint hint!! Okay, so technically, I love all the entries and I’m thrilled you do any of them!

Every once and awhile I may add a new entry so be sure to double-check occasionally.

Since I’m the sole sponsor of this giveaway, you can expect that all of the entries are about me, me, me, me and of course ME!!

I am so thankful for my wonderful followers here on Peanut Butter and Whine!! I really do feel blessed that you stop by!!

$50 PayPal or Target or Walmart or Starbucks, Amazon Gift Card, OR?? Your choice!!

Thank you all so much for your support!! GOOD LUCK!!! Don’t tell the others but I really hope you are the WINNER!!!

283 Comments

  • Sarah L

    Whew! Your site was down when I first tried to get my last entries in. Tried again and YEA!
    Thanks for all the great giveaways you have and for all the pictures of Alice growing up.

  • Tamra Phelps

    My brother came over and we went over the list of places that needed to be notified of Mom’s passing (is it weird that I have trouble writing/saying death when I talk about her?? I’m usually a very practical person, not overly sentimental.) Anyway, we made calls and took notes on who needs certificates, etc. Mostly, I’m fine. Until, suddenly, I’m not, you know? Anyway, I imagine I’m getting through as well as I can. I wonder if there’s ever going to come a time when I don’t approach every task by thinking, ‘This is the first time I’ve done _____ without Mom in the World.’

  • Nikki Ooi

    Day went pretty darned well as I managed to get a lot of errands done so lots of checklist items checked off! Yay!

  • michele

    Well more good news, husbands best friend has decided to stay until the end of the week.. He also asked me for a list of things I would like him to repair or look at or even power wash.. what a guy!!…He was the first person my husband introduced me to way back in the summer of 1970.. so we do go way way back……

  • Rosie

    It is a gorgeous day, and a Sunday. I’m at the town center, they have a band here getting ready to play this afternoon. I’m looking at fabric flowers on etsy.

  • Tamra Phelps

    I have my younger nephew today (he doesn’t like sitting through his brother’s baseball games, lol) & my niece (she often stays home on her own. I suspect she might be on ‘keep Aunt Tammy occupied duty.”) I’m not complaining. It means someone is in the house. I had gotten extremely used to Mom always being around, it’s hard to suddenly be in an empty house.

  • michele

    Well the reunion went very well.. up until 2am chatting and laughing.. it did my husband a world of good.. now to make our guest a full pancake breakfast with ham and eggs….

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I’m just catching up with chores as I’ve had a bit of a cold & haven’t felt well for a couple of days.

  • CJ

    Finished all my chores and now I am sitting down listening to a podcast. It’s extremely warm today so I don’t want to do anything that will exhaust me. I am prone to get bad headaches when I overheat.

  • Rosie

    It is going OK. My fan just crapped out, so I’m online seeing if I can fix it and looking for another. I was going to get one ahead of time in case this one broke, but didn’t, so now I have to wait for it! No way to get to a store.

  • michele

    So today company arrives.. husband has not seen his best friend for 10 years..texting is not having someone right across from you….so guest room gorgeous chocolate on the pillow cooking a special meal and just sorry that his wife could not come also….

  • Tamra Phelps

    This has been one of those months that just leaves you feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck. I look back at my early comments, & I just thought it would be like every other July, hot & muggy & filled with baseball games for my nephews. It became a month of hospitals and a funeral home & a cemetery. You’d think I’d lived long enough to know that you can’t take anything or anyone for granted. So why are losses like this always so shocking?

    • michele

      You are so right.. live every day to the fullest.. tell people you love that you love them.. compliment and validate people as they deserve…trust me no matter how much life you have lived there are things that shock you out of the box….In 2012 I waved goodbye to my son and grandson at the airport and watched them thru the gate.. never ever did I think that would have been the last time I would see my son…then 3 months later a phone call….my side of the conversation to my daughter-in-law are you telling me my son is gone?? Yes at 38 years old passed away in his sleep..heart….so my dear Tamra things can come anywhere at any time and you have to get up.. be very strong and continue…..by the grace of God we all do…..

      • Kate Sarsfield

        Girls, you’ve got me crying now. It really is a bitch, isn’t it? And then you see morons who are in the public eye spreading hatred and mistrust and wonder where it all went wrong … sorry, had a couple of gin & tonics earlier and feeling maudling now.

      • Kate Sarsfield

        Michele I had no idea about your son. So very sorry to read your post above. It’s one thing losing a parent but to lose your child (at any age) must be horrendous.

        • Tamra Phelps

          You’re both right. There are some ‘life lessons’ that I think I could happily go my whole life without learning, you know? Michele, I didn’t know you had lost your son. That had to be gut-wrenching. I’m so sorry!

  • Tamra Phelps

    We buried Mom today. I don’t even know what to say about that. I can’t believe that we will never see her again. I just feel completely exhausted now.

  • michele

    Talk about grateful… after 2 years and 3 surgeries my eye is in great shape… macula sealed.. retina fully attached and all is well.. all scar tissue gone… sometimes I look at doctor and he is shocked at how well it all turned out…2 years ago it was high drama..the rush to the eye institute told I had to have immediate surgery on my left eye.. right eye sight gone totally….the surgery and the time period when I was totally blind my wonderful daughter took such fantastic care of me….she is a gift from God …I cannot express how much she means to me…..

  • CJ

    Went to the doctors with my mom. The doctor said she is ok! Then we went to the grocery store it was crowded and there was soooooo much traffic. So glad to come home.

  • Rosie

    My day is going ok. No rain in the forecast! I got up and went to the stairwell, and sure enough, the fire door was kept open all night again. I’ve been trying to catch this person with my camera, but haven’t so far. I can’t just accuse them without proof.

  • BIRDIE SKOLFIELD

    My day was fabulous shopping with hubby and a nice lunch now layin low as the heat is not going away its 6:00 93 ‘ YIKES !!!!!!

  • Nancy C

    Oh my, I”m having a great day! My mom took the kiddos for me and let them swim in their kiddie pool all day so I actually got to take a nap. That’s my idea of luxury these days, lol

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I sang at a funeral this morning and all I could think about was Tamra’s mom Jo. It’s so hard to lose a parent especially when you’ve been their carer. Suddenly there’s this huge void.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, we made arrangements yesterday. Friday we will bury Mom in the cemetery most of our ancestors are in, next to her first baby, who died soon after birth. I want to tell all of you how much it has helped to vent on here, and thank everyone who said a prayer or just threw good thoughts out into the Universe or whatever your personal beliefs led you to do. It really did help me get through.

  • michele

    Oh gosh still thinking of Tamra and the loss of her mom…remembering when my mom went and how hard that hit me…so very sorry for her loss….

  • Rosie

    My day is going OK. It is a little bit cooler, but we are supposed to have thunderstorms this afternoon, so it means I will have to run home to manage the leaks and the buckets.

  • Jan Lee

    My day is going alright. Had applied for 4 programs to help me out yesterday and found out I was approved for one of them. Not bad considering I expected none, lol Got my chores set up for tomorrow, and it’s supposed to be cooler here tomorrow finally, yayy. I’m glad it’s been nice out, but cooler weather will be nicer overall 🙂

  • Kate Sarsfield

    So sorry to read of Tamra’s mother dying – it’s such a horrible time to go through – and here’s me complaining ‘cos I’ve got a headache. Shame on me.

  • Kelly O

    I have had a nice day. The weather was perfect and I spent the day harvesting peas andpotaotoes from the garden. Then I made a great dinner with those items. Yummy.

  • Rosie

    Prayers for Tamra and her family. My condolences on the loss of your mom. I’m having an OK day, I’m enjoying not having to worry about the leaks since it is sunny.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Mom passed away a little before 7 last night. Yesterday was horrible & today will be more of the same. We are heading to our hometown, a few hours from here, to make arrangements. Prayers much appreciated!

    • Kate Sarsfield

      Oh, Tamra, I am so very, very sorry. It’s going to be so hard but please know that you are not alone. Take care xxx

      • michele

        Oh Tamra all my deepest sympathies go out to you and yours….So very sorry and sad for you…What can I say but my prayers for your strength and will light a candle for mom…

  • CJ

    It’s a beautiful sunny day… I think I want to spend some more time outside and get fresh air. Perk myself up a bit.

  • michele

    Yesterday was a really stressful day for my husband….pain…vomiting that was so violent he actually raised the divan he was lying on… hope today is better.. he is down to 130 pounds and cannot eat.. thank goodness for Boost and Ensure and Ovaltine…those are the only things keeping him going….

    • Tamra Phelps

      I’m thinking of you guys & praying your husband gets through this, Michele. Also, praying for strength for you.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Dentist first thing again. I don’t understand how anyone can work with teeth or feet but my sister trained as an oral hygienist and loved it – yuch!

  • Tamra Phelps

    Today has been bad. I was encouraged by Mom being awake more yesterday, but today they told my brother it’s time to think about taking her off the machines. So…I am getting ready to go to the hospital (as soon as my nephews are picked up by their other Grandma.) This is going to be a bad day.

  • Rosie

    So far so good, no rain! Finally! It is cloudy and looks like rain, and around 60 degrees, much better than a few days ago in the 90s!

  • michele

    Sitting here trying to figure what to do today….of course the regular chores but I need to give myself a project to keep me from thinking what the immediate future could bring…Maybe I will bake….

  • CJ

    This morning I did not want to get out of bed.. but I did it… lol… My neck feels better. I have a lot of cleaning to do because we are going to have company this weekend and I want it to look presentable…

  • Tamra Phelps

    A bit of good news today: Mom was awake & alert for 4 or 5 hours this morning/afternoon. Previously, she was briefly waking up for minutes then she was back out. My brother was there & he said she seemed to be watching the TV with him. (Still on ventilator, so can’t talk, but nods.) I hope this is a good sign!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Nothing much to report from this tiny corner of Ireland. The family’s well, the weather’s lovely and I’m just getting ready for bed. I’m back at the dentist (again) in the morning though – ugh!

  • CJ

    My neck is killing me I don’t know what I did. I guess I slept funny or something. But I still was able to get some work done, it was just harder to.

  • Rosie

    It has been raining and raining. I put out more plastic, towels and buckets where I felt drops coming down on me in a new place yet, the ongoing leaks in my place. They are probably ruining the roof underlayment by not fixing it.

  • michele

    Have you ever awoken and felt like you never slept at all…..Its 6am and did I actually sleep?? Well up and at um and soon enough I will figure it out that I am really up…..

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I have done lots of little jobs today. You know the ones where you’ve actually been busy for hours but not so you’d notice and then you think why did I even bother!

  • Kelly O

    My day started out great! Had a lot of fun with the family. I have become overtired though and now I am keeping away from people so I don’t put my foot in my mouth. Long day.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Today. they decided to put a ‘port’ into Mom’s chest & start dialysis. It will be slow, continuous dialysis rather than the usual aggressive, periodic type (they think her body wouldn’t tolerate that well.) Hopefully, her kidneys will start working better, take some of the fluid off her heart. They said it might be days before we really know if it’s working & if kidneys will bounce back from all this. Waiting is a nightmare but at least it gives you hope.

  • michele

    Some news this morning.. my husbands best friend for 59 years is coming to see him….taking the flight later on this week.. the past days have been challenging to say the least….it is all I can do to see him like this and not cry….I am not even sure that the treatments are working.. I do believe in hope and miracles but I am also realistic….going to relax and enjoy my Sunday as best as I can….

  • Tamra Phelps

    Today, the right side of Mom’s heart is far bigger than the left (should be the left that’s bigger, apparently.) So… they need to get her kidneys to do better & that will help with this heart issue. My brother texted me that that is their goal today (I’m home today babysitting nephews.) I had let myself forget what a special hell it is when someone you love is very sick, in the hospital, etc. I think I’ve cleaned everything I can just to occupy my mind ’cause if you just sit here & dwell on it, you’ll feel yourself going nuts. But I refuse to give up hope. If nothing else works, I do believe in God’s miracles.

    • Kate Sarsfield

      Nothing much happening here. The cat somehow got himself tangled in barbed wire & came home in a bit of a mess, but I’ve cleaned & tidied up all the cuts and he’s now sleeping it off. Unfortunately it’s something that happens when you live in the country

  • CJ

    I finally finished my outside work that I started yesterday. It was difficult because it poured this morning but it’s stopped raining and I completed it. I am gonna relax for the rest of the weekend. 😀

  • michele

    I have decided that I am done for the day… enough work is enough lol… going to relax read listen to music and veg…

  • Rosie

    Day is going ok. Got a call from a relative at 7 am, she is distressed about her adult daughter making bad choices and now blocking her on FB (she lives several states away) and cutting her off from her life. No real happy answers, but she was glad to have someone listen and we had a prayer.