Friday, July 9, 2010

hey...those are mine! *contest closed*

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Ritz.






So this summer is my first summer NOT doing home daycare or working in some form or another since...umm...since I was 16 maybe? Being that I have 3 active boys and I am in fact a student myself, the school year was busy and hectic and went a mile a minute. So I was so looking forward to this summer of just me and my boys. (and their dad) PS: I loved my daycare kids, but there's something about just having my very own kiddos and being on our very own schedule!

Lets start by saying I'm in the car easily 4-5 times a day. I take them to the weekly summer movies at the local theatre, I'm at the library 3+ days a week dropping off and picking up movies and books, I schlep 'em out to the water park 2+ days a week, I drive them to and from cubscout meetings, and sit on the sidelines during basketball. I'm at the grocery store, the bank, the gas station, etc etc etc! We are on the run constantly! When I do have a minute or two free, my favorite thing to do is take a breath, grab a snack, and read a book.

Running around town or hiding in my corner hanging out with the latest author, snacks on the go are a must. Ritz Crackerfuls filled crackers are portable and so easy to grab in a pinch. The 6 grams of whole grain in each serving make this a filling and healthier alternative to all the sugar snacks that seem to sneak their way into my cupboards.

These snacks get snuck OUT of my cupboards just as quickly!

To enter the $100 Visa gift card giveaway, tell me what you do when you have a few moments all to yourself. Do you hop online? Take a nap? Work on a hobby? Watch TV? Knit? Play the trombone? Garden? Tell me in the comments.

The contest runs July 9th-July 31st and there are sixteen other chances to win! Please check out the other bloggers' pages and contests here. Official rules can be read here. Read about Ritz Crackerfuls, and save $1.00 on Ritz Crackerfuls filled crackers by clicking here for your coupon.

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Anonymous said...

Internet, trying to market flippin cars right now!

B

Carolyn said...

I've just started quilting and have fallen in love with quilting hexagons. You can take them with you anywhere and get a bunch done quickly.

Dana @ Adoption Journey said...

I write for my blog.

Miranda said...

About every 2 weeks I go to the bookstore cafe, order a Parisian sandwich and coffee and spend my lunch break eating and “reading” a trashy magazine. The time is all mine, I get lousy reception at the bookstore so people can’t reach me, and I always feel a bit more relaxed after taking a bit of time.

Matt said...

I love vegetable gardening. You'll also find me on facebook or some other form of online communication when I have down time.

mattschmunk at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I go online when I have a moment.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

samantha said...

I'd have to say go online. But sadly I love going to Target by myself too. Sigh.

samanthajocampen at gmail

leaner said...

In my moments to myself I do one of a few things, if I am reading a book I am really into I read. Sometimes I peruse blogs via blog links. If I were out of the house alone, it would be the clearance section of Target for me.

Becky said...

When I have a minute, I like to delve into a book--but I'm usually stuck cleaning something instead!

1sentencediary said...

Read, Read, Read! When I can, I read. Or, if I have more time/energy, I bake. I could spend all day baking...

Nikki said...

I've been reading a lot more this summer. Nothing too heavy or serious, but still more reading (less TV - unless it's a new Real Housewives. Sorry, I just can't help myself!)

Little Miss Moneybags said...

I read too! I carry my Sony reader around with me so I always have a lot to read. On the train, waiting in line...even a few minutes is great.

Kelsey Kim said...

I like to read, blog, nap, eat sncks without the kids stealing it from me..probably the same as every other Mom!!
micahandkelsey1(at)cox(dot)net
www.courageousmother.blogspot.com

Just call me b said...

I usually go for a run! It helps me take a break from it all!

anthy said...

I browse the internet, read books, and play with my cats.

Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

Mary Ellen said...

Looking at some of my favorite blogs- taking a nap- pulling a few weeds-

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

jump online and read up

suburban prep said...

A fe moments to myself I will grab a book I am in the middle of and read a few pages, take a nap or a bath or kit a few rows in my recent project.

Shelley Johnson said...

I love to take a long long long naps.

Bloggytime20 at yahoo dot com

Mandy W. said...

Read, nap, daydream or go out!

Trish said...

I read any of the many blogs that I follow!

Elphie said...

Yes, pretty much all of those! But add in time with pets and shopping :)
chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

Cyndi said...

Reading a book without interruptions!

pestkaj said...

nap!

Kristi said...

I go online when I have a moment.

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

jennifer horn said...

Usually hop on line or try to get a little cleaning done. Online usually wins out though!
huntandride@hotmail.com

subfertilefrugalista said...

If I have some time to myself, I either pick up my book, curl up and turn on the fan to tune everything else out OR I hop online and catch up on my blogs!

subfertilefrugalista@gmail.com

Terri said...

I try to read, read, read, and if that's impossible, I'll surf the web for a while. Thanks!

Rockin Momma said...

Sit a hot bath to read!

rockinmomma@rockindeals4you.com

Christo & Melissas said...

Reading blogs or books.

Nita said...

I watch tv or surf the web.

Terri said...

I like to read or go online

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com

I sleep. I feel like I am always on a sleep deficit, so I grab a nap!

Anonymous said...

Love to read and go online to my freebie sites and my favorite sweepstakes site! Need lots of energy to win!

frogz60@hotmail.com

Janine said...

When a have a few moments to myself, I check my email and favorite blogs.

ja9elizabeth at yahoo dot com

marelsa said...

Nothing like a good novel to spend the afternoon

Denise S. said...

I stop to read or eat a treat.

mar said...

When I have a few moments to myself, I enjoy listening to classical music with my eyes closed.

LWons@HotMail.com

Tammylyne said...

I love curling up with a good book on the couch and a glass of wine
ahhhh me time :)
Gardenstatemom at aol dot com

Sarah said...

During the summer I play/weed in my garden.

Tina12312 said...

I go outside in my gardens or read a great book or watch a great movie! Thank you!

Karen said...

A few minutes to myself is few and far between, but when I do I hop on the computer and check on a few things or go sit outside in the shade and take a few breaters. Thanks for the shot at winning.

NGS said...

There is nothing better than taking a half hour all to myself with my Kindle, reading my newest book. It just makes me happy to have time alone!
cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

I like to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

plhill2000 said...

I try to find a quiet corner in the yard, grab a good book, and some iced tea.

Toystory said...

I like to go up to google reader and read all the posts from the RSS feeds and blogs I follow. This can fill in just minutes to hours that I have to "spare".

Jill said...

I like to hop on the internet and read my favorite blogs!

Anonymous said...

Wow-there are so many things, reading. using twitter, freelance writting, growing my own garden, calling my friends on the phone, pilates.
diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

peg42 said...

When I have a few moments to my self, I try to get out photo's and do a little scrapbooking. I really love to do this and I seldom get a chance.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Chip said...

I might play on the internet or go thrift store shopping with my friends.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

ohstac said...

I like to make jewelry when I have some down time.

Summer Lee said...

Thrifting!!! I love it! It's my way to wind down and relax!!

smiloro at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

grab a snack and check facebook
tvollowitz at aol dot com

mandala said...

I like watching movies in bed when I feel lazy or dancing when I feel more energetic.

mandalarctic at gmail dot com

singermagic1 said...

I like to go out a work a bit on my patio garden, its not much but I like to see things growing
singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

singermagic1 said...

I try to spend some time working on my patio garden, like to see things growing
singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pets and their people said...

It depends on the day, sometimes I take a 5 mile walk, other days I take an hour nap

agordon10 said...

I take a walk at lunch time.

Nancy said...

When I have a few moments all to myself, you could find me in the garden, the bathtub or curled up with a good book.

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

I WATCH TV

Suburban Correspondent said...

I clean the house in the blessed peace and quiet.

buzzd said...

I take a walk to relax and refocus

Anonymous said...

I read either one of the many books I have borrowed from the library or one of the magazines I subscribe to that pile up!

Amie R

Nanette said...

I either go for a good walk or a hike in the mountains near my home.
nanoarta1 at gmail dot com

Nicole C. said...

I love to read in my free time!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Nanci said...

I work on a crossword puzzle.

elizabeth p said...

I dance like no one is watching! I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Amber said...

When I finally get a moment alone, I usually like to hop into a nice bubble bath and soak my stresses away ;)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Pat said...

I love to read or veg out in front of the tv.

llinda29 said...

I surf the net

sksweeps said...

When I have a few minutes, I try to stroll around my garden. It gets me away from the phone and the computer (I work at home) AND gets me out with the blackberries and blueberries that I've got! Tada! Healthy snack and break!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

JoeyfromSC said...

well, tv is my fave thing to do when I have down time, but I have no cable right now, so BORING!! lol

I love to surf the internet, entering giveaways, listening to music, enjoying youtube, and twitter!

thanks for the chance to win!


ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

Sharon said...

I am now hooked on Online Scrabble. I play against a robot/ computer, so I never have to wait, and I have learned valuable new words. This is a much better hobby than my previous one - snacking!

lsfish said...

I read anything I can get me hands on

The Sunshyn said...

My hobby kind of became my work so when I have a few minutes to spare from that I jump onto facebook to catch up with long distance friends.

Anonymous said...

I like to take my dog KC on a nice
long walk, she loves it and I enjoy
the time to forget my problems of
the day.Thanks
Cathy Truman
kbtruman@aol.com

tawnda said...

I either lay down or enter one more contest... ;-)

lisa said...

I read. msmith572@yahoo.com

Stacey said...

When I get online I read the local newspaper, then check craigslist for anything good and then enter more contests!

emtstacey76@live.com

Bacallsmom said...

Given time to myself, I will either read or do needlework. Both relax and refresh me.
bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

McKim said...

I like to sit down and read the newspaper - all of it - not just scan the highlights.

denise said...

I like to catch up on blogs I follow or sit by the window and read a good book.

qwaszx024 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

Love those crackers! I usually escape to my bedroom where the air vent is pointed directly on my bed. I lay in the dark under the fan and try to cool off. Even 10 minutes and I'm recharged. If I have longer, I grab a book.
osmondfreak at cox net net

sarah said...

When I get a few moments to myself I turn on some cheezy reality TV and kicking back on my bed.

Super Frugalette said...

I curl my hair. Once I curl it, it lasts 2 days!

Karen S. said...

I like to read on my screened in porch.

Betty N said...

I started taking piano lessons about 8 months ago and I actually like to practice the new music. It is fun to master something new. I also do things like take a walk with my husband each day, Bible reading, looking for new recipes on the internet...all things that I enjoy doing.

Cameo027 said...

When I get a few minutes, I'll go on Skype and see if one of the grandkids are available to say hello and tell them I love them.

clc408 said...

I relax with a Sudoku puzzle.

April said...

I read some chapters on my Kindle.

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

Carly said...

Nap or finish a good book!

simone/ thebubbledies said...

I either work on my blog, or sit in the chair and read one of my magazines or my book.Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

Sheila said...

I like to sit and watch my dumb reality tv shows on my DVR!

email: lovefateinc at gmail dot com

miriama said...

I have several outlets. I watch Justified and drool.. I play Bloomin' Garden online...and Facebook...

Ami said...

I love to read, take a bubble bath or go online.

ellie said...

While the kids are napping in the afternoon it's my computer time. If I really need a break I'll take a hot bath with a good book.
eswright18 at gmail.com

Kelly said...

I love to settle in with a video game. It makes the time go by pretty quickly!

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Tammy said...

I like to read or watch tv.

Deborah said...

When I have a few moments all to myself, I like to curl up with a good book and a yummy snack (mine...all mine!).

sweepmom said...

It really depends but some of my favorite things to do with a few minutes of spare time are nap, take a hot bath, enjoy a cup of hot tea and a tea bisquit.

mmentor said...

sign me up

mogrill said...

I generally take a hot bath and read a good book.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

maryslogorrhea said...

When I get a few minutes I like to listen to some nature sounds cd and meditate.
mmg (at) roadrunner (dot) com

Lorie said...

There are lots of things I love to do, but a little snack on my comfy couch watching a show without anyone calling my name and sitting on my lap
Is always a nice treat!

Jeannette said...

I blare Ke$ha while baking up something deliciously evil. :)

flamegoddess65@aol.com

Jenny said...

I like to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book - or a trashy celeb mag ;)

Tarah said...

I stick my nose in a book!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

fawn said...

Yoga is something I like to do when no one else is around. :)

Thank you for a chance in this awesome giveaway!

Jill said...

Read!

purplelover04 said...

i love to read on my pad i love the it has a light in side so u can read any were.

http://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/18483029961

nape said...

I love to enjoy reading a great book in my big ol' recliner.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

allysona said...

reading blpgs and learning new things would be by pick

smilekisses said...

I usually go online.
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

Ana O said...

Whenever I have a few minutes I read a couple pages of my ongoing books... I usually have 3 or 4 going on at the same time!

smdrm said...

I enter some sweepstakes by mail.

kg4rmt at arrl dot net

Madonna Cramer said...

I like to hop on line and checkout facebook or twitter.

madonnacramer@msn.com

Sheila said...

I like to go online and read blogs when I have a free minute to myself.

Heather said...

Love to catch up on blogs.

Renee said...

Catching up on google reader when I have time.

ARFuller@cfl.rr.com

cdabs said...

I like to plan for my next vacation.

perkiwindy said...

I look for new blogs to read. There are lots of good ones out there!

Karen said...

Hop in the van and visit Sonic's Happy Hour...

LStewart said...

I have a 3 year old grandson, a 16 month old grandson, and a new grandson due to arrive in 5-6 weeks. I don't have any 'me' time so I spend as much time as I can enjoying these precious baby boys.

Dahlene said...

I love to quilt and watch movies at the same time. That way I get something creative done while I enjoy a movie.

Meghan said...

Hop online! I check facebook and read blogs.

carmen said...

When I have some time to myself, I like to read.

Emory said...

I like to curl up with a good book and read.

sassy2 said...

I love to get a hot cup of coffee and play lexulous on facebook.

anonymous said...

When I have time to myself, I either watch some DVDs or read a book. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Karly said...

I love doing yard work. I like to be outdoors when it's nice and tend to the garden and flowers.

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I play Tetris!
Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

Teri said...

I check blogs:)haha!!

Stephanie said...

Internet, but playing games on my iphone is a close second.

Lovely L said...

I like to catch up with my favorite blogs!

snowluvnferret said...

When I have some "Lori time" I hide in my scrapbook room and get creative! Just completed a Harley album for me and my hubby

rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I get online and read blogs! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Jason C said...

When I have a moment to myself I like stepping out to the back deck and just enjoying being outside in the sun.

sweetsue said...

I am hardly ever alone, but when I am I like to clean-weird I know.
smchester at gmail dot com

mickeyfan said...

Whatever I please at that exact moment. But lots of times it involves reading the blogs of others!

Jenndiggy said...

I like to read a book!

jenndiggy at gmail dot com

Holly B said...

I like to spend my leisure time on my deck with my kitties relaxing!

M.A. said...

Gotta check my FaceBook.

bluedragon51 said...

Read - it takes me forever to finish a book.

Emily N. said...

watch TV or check twitter

Peggy said...

I blog hop!! Its fun for me visiting different blogs and meeting wonderful people
Thanks
matternu@gmail.com

Brooke said...

Internet junkie right here. In between the work and chores, I'll hop on flickr or visit some new blogs. There's so much out there and not enough time to see it all!
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Jill said...

I visit my friends on Facebook and blog hop :)

jillk77 at aol dot com

Sarah Z said...

Depends on my mood... I may try to read for a few minutes or go take a walk!
Thanks - Sarah Z
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

JC said...

Read. I grab my laptop or books whenever possible.

lighttraveler said...

I get online, it's hard to get me off the computer! LOL

Quick Tattletails

Confessions of a Mom said...

With a few moments to myself, I'll probably sit down and read a magazine or watch the cooking channel.

Karina said...

I love taking naps

Katie said...

When I get a few minutes of spare time I get on the computer and check my email and Facebook.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Ravzie said...

I waste a lot of time doing sudoku - I call it mental chewing gum.

Mom2anutball said...

I hop on facebook and play games for a few minutes!

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

Michele P. said...

I chat with friends on facebook and watch scary movies with my hubby or my daughter or both! Sometimes I will read a great book too.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Miss Emma Kitty said...

I like to ready my favorite blogs when I have time.

clynsg said...

I can read at the drop of a hat!

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

cookiesANDclogs said...

Play a game on the computer or take a nap!
cookiesandclogs[at]gmail[dot]com

Sonya said...

I watch tv- General Hospital comes at just the right time of day. Thanks!

Mia J. said...

I either get on the computer or read a good book.

Wendy said...

These days when I snag a few minutes for myself, I seem to turn to the Internet, even though I'm unhappy with the choice. I would much rather I spend my time reading, writing or doing something more constructive. Need more will power.

My3Sons33 said...

If I have free time, I either jump on twitter or read a chapter or two from the book I'm currently reading.

Jenn S. said...

When I have a few minutes to myself , I try and get in some reading.

VickieB said...

I "window shop" online sometimes. On the weekends at home, I'm a nap person. At work, I'll go for a short walk

dawns41 said...

When I have free time I read. Sometimes I will get out and mow during my free time.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

intime said...

i meditate intime@myself.com

Alicia said...

I read.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

spiralgirl71 said...

I have 3 boys, a husband and a needy dog. When I have a few moments of free time...I hide in the bathroom. Total paradise to be ALONE!!

olympicgirl said...

I love to surf the net and listen to classical music

momznite said...

So enjoyable to relax with a good book and a four legged friend.

chromiumman said...

i read a book

chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

msrodeobrat said...

i like to sit down with facebook for a little while and catch up on friends
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

Adriana said...

Curl up with a good book under my blanket -_-

Theresa C said...

I watch chick flicks or tear jerkers

Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

I can always enjoy my day by browsing through a few of my favorite blogs and finding new inspiring ideas, crafts, & recipes on the web.
Tamara

Anonymous said...

I enjoy my day by relaxing into computer games...especially the ones on Facebook like Farmville, Cafe World, etc. Always a lot of fun for me!
bigcrashbangboom @ yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

In my spare time I usually relax by catching up on some tv, playing a computer game, or even building something new in the garage.
stgraves (at) cox (dot) com

Tarissa said...

Reading! Books are the thing that let me relax. They take me somewhere else besides where I am all day. Always lightens the mood.
Tarissa
{my email address in my profile}

KaseysKrazyMommy said...

I catch up on Twitter or Facebook when I have a free minute.

turboterp said...

I either do a few minutes on the stationary bike or jump online and check out my favorite blogs!

turboterp said...

I either do a few minutes on the stationary bike or jump online and check out my favorite blogs!

chlorinebrain said...

I'll listen to a song or two on my ipod to energize my system!

Princess Golden Hair said...

ha ha time to myself. that's a good one. when i do get some I try to read but I so exhausted I usually wind up falling asleep

teechbiz at gmail dot com

Deb said...

I don't get my free time to myself, but when I do, I love to spend time working out in my garden....if the weather doesn't permit, then I like to read.

La Bella Baskets said...

I spend too much time reading blogs!

Susan C. said...

Usually you'll find me reading or knitting.

LittleEagle said...

I grab a book and lie on the couch, sometimes I even nap a little.

sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

loni said...

It is sad, but I usually just sit and do nothing!

trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

Jon_Lefkove said...

I enter sweepstakes online.

lswalton9 said...

When I have a few moments to myself I like to play online games. It's relaxing and keeps my brain stimulated!

Debbie C said...

With a little free time, I put up my feet and get online for a bit.

hmb said...

When I have a moment, I go for a run.

hmb@fortaj.com

shelley said...

I love to go bike riding or rollerblading!

Night Owl Mama said...

I get a shower..never ends with me by my self cause the kids are banging on the door but the first 5 min... Relaxing

Charity(ccboobooy) said...

I have my own private movie night.

charisscharity at yahoo dot com

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

This may sound silly, but… when I need a break, I color! Yes, with a coloring book and crayons. It lets me be creative and it is very relaxing.

Aisling said...

I always have a book with me so that whenever I have a few minutes of peace, I can read.

Anne J said...

I love to read, especially science fiction. I always have a book for down times.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

katybaby said...

I take a bubble bath!
katyjv1988(@)yahoo(dot)com

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