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Hi, I'm Cameron (aka Iffy), a stay at home mother to 4 beautiful children. My family is my life! I am not crafty by nature....but I am learning =D I will share my experiences with you(good & bad) with crafts, DIY, cooking, and life. I say what's on my mind, and remain honest, it's just who I am. Love it or leave it =D So follow me and see my progress as I document my journey, and If All Else Fails....at least you have gained a friend and gotten some great tips or maybe learned something new along the way!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Guest Blogger Day - Raspberry & Cream Frozen Delight Dessert from That's What Che Says

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Good Friday morning! I hope you all are staying cool in this 
sweltering hot summer we are having. I was
going to ramp back up with My Favorite Things Friday Party today, but decided since
I won't be available next weekend & then school starts back, it would be better to wait. I
plan to jump back into my weekly parties & regular posts again starting in September. So mark your calendars :)
Today I would like to introduce you to the creator
& fun behind That's What Che Says. Please give a warm welcome to
Cheryl.  She has a mouthwatering recipe to share with us all today that 
is sure to keep you a few degrees cooler(because you will be eating it all day).
Take it away Cheryl
Hello everyone! I’m Cheryl, pleased to meet you! I live over at That’s What {Che} Said, a blog filled with a bit of everything! Crafts, DIY, Photography, Mommy Rants and Humor! I’d love for you to stop over and say hello! My door is always open!

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I am so excited to be here today to share with you this AH-MAZING recipe for a Raspberry & Cream Frozen Delight Dessert! It’s so easy but gives the illusion that you spent ALL DAY crafting this gourmet dessert! I love things that take me no time at all but make me look fabulous :)

Raspberry & Cream Super Simple Dessert

Here is your ingredient list:
  • Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 container of Cool-Whip
  • 1 container of Raspberry Sorbet
  • Fresh Raspberries for garnish
Start by lining a loaf pan with aluminum foil. This will make getting your frozen desert out of the pan a piece of cake!

Add the container of raspberry sorbet and spread evenly in the loaf pan. Set in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

While that is in the freezer, mix the instant pudding with the cup of cold milk until it’s thick and creamy (about 2 minutes). Then lightly fold in your container of cool whip.

Remove the pan from the freezer and add the vanilla layer right on top of the sorbet spreading it around evenly and making sure you fill the corners of the pan.

Return to the freezer for at least 4 hours.

Raspberry and Cream Frozen Delight

When ready to serve, thaw on the counter for about 10 minutes. Gently pull on the aluminum foil and remove from the pan and turn over on top of a plate or platter so the raspberry side is on top. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Use a sharp knife that has been soaking in warm water to make 1 inch slices! Enjoy!

Raspberry Dessert

Raspberry Frozen Dessert

Thanks to Cameron for having me today! Be sure to stop over to my blog and check out my DIY Color Block Dresser up-cycle! I am getting things ready for my craft room reveal! You can also find my tutorial on how to create this funny newborn onesie or download my free printable for Road Trip Bingo if you have a vacation coming up! It will be sure to keep your kids occupied…for at least part of your trip!

Freshly Squeezed Newborn Onesie Bingo Card - Roadtrip

You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter!

And That’s What Che Said…
Thanks again Cheryl for stopping by Stay At Home Nation & sharing
this cool summer treat with everyone!
If you haven't entered my Ancestry.com giveaway yet, you still have a few days to ennter.
Go HERE & enter to win a deluxe membership for 1 year from Ancestry.com
Good Luck
Much Love

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Enter to Win a Trip to The Bahamas for 4 Nights for 4 ~ From Shutterfly

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That's right, you read it correctly! 
Shutterfly's Long Live Summer Photo Contest on Facebook
is giving away a trip for 4 to the Bahamas for 4 nights, plus while 
you're there you get a professional photo shoot to capture your trip.
Who wouldn't love to win a trip to the Caribbean?  I know I sure would! 
I mean, while it has been absolutely awesome being able to stay at home
with my 2 youngest( I am truly thankful to my wonderful husband),
we have had to budget. 
And, I don't know about you but for me that means vacations get put on the back burner. 
So it would be great to win & go make some amazing memories with my family.
Just go to Facebook Here, "like" Shutterfly & submit a photo with caption based
on what theme is going for that week. There are 3 weeks that you can
enter, so hurry over & start submitting!
This contest is open to U.S. residents only & you will need to enter through Facebook.

Photo Themes/Weeks
Starting :7/23 (that's Monday) ~Water Fun
7/30  ~Sports & Activities
8/6 ~Parties & Celebrations

Oh & you win an instant prize just for submitting a photo with a caption for that week.
There are weekly prizes too(please note you may only enter once per week) &
they'll feature weekly photos. You still have time to snap some pictures, 
but hurry the contest ends August 12, 2012.
You can re-tweet my tweet if you would like to help spread the word.
Good luck

To stay up on the latest & greatest be sure to follow me
on twitter @StayAtHomeIffy on Pinterest here
And also, enter my giveaway from Cotton Age Here ends midnight 7/23
& my Ancestry.com annual deluxe membership give away Here ends in 11 days.

*Please note that I am not accepting any photos or entries as I am not
the host of this contest. Any photos or entries pertaining to this contest
will be discarded. 
My apologies.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Giveaway # 30 Ancestry.com~NOW CLOSED

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Thank you for all who entered this giveaway, it is now closed.
Congratulations to #31 Emily!

I wanted to run my giveaway again but this time through 
Rafflecopter since last time the first 2 selected winners, never replied back to my email
informing them of the win. Since then I have used rafflecopter 
& have had no problems with people claiming to have done certain entry requirements
when really they had not.  
Thank you to all of you who are honest & play by the rules!!

On to the giveaway!
TO ENTER - (mandatory)
Follow Me Publicly through Google (gfc located on my sidebar)
(no other entries will count if you do not publicly follow as this is a Giveaway for my readers)
(additional entries below)

1 lucky reader of Stay At Home Nation will win the following:
Have you ever wanted to know where your family really came from? Ancestry.com is THE place to begin your search. I was able to locate all the information(in a matter of a few months) that it took my brother to research through libraries & records over the course of a year, plus I even found more!
It really is neat to look through the actual records of past family members to see when & where they came from. I saw my great grandfather's military records & while I had some of the information, it was interesting  to input it & see the matches that ancestry.com pulls up. It helps to fill in the gaps when you do not know all the details, plus it puts it all in one place. There is SO much information documented in their records from birth & death records, military, census reports, and so many more resources to help you put the puzzle pieces together of your family's past.
Ancestry.com is giving away an Annual Deluxe Membership Package valued at $299.40
There are so many features & resources to this membership package-you are going to LOVE it!

There ya have it, another awesome giveaway-this one will run for 2 weeks & is open to U.S. residents.
Enter with the form below.
Thank you
Good luck!

Oh and be sure to check out my Cotton Age giveaway (2 winners) Here
hurry it ends 7/23/12

Monday, July 16, 2012

Giveaway # 29 Cotton Age -NOW CLOSED

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This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering!
Drum roll please......
our 2 winners are - #47 Chelly & #40 Amanda!
Congratulations! Thank you again to CottonAge.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! 
Recently I received 3 t-shirts to review from Cotton Age. 
Stick around because one of you will win your choice of 2 t-shirts for yourself!
My son reviewed the "Skull" t-shirt
The first thing I noticed about these shirts were they were so soft! 
Being white I could see through them easier than most but my 13 year old didn't mind it one bit. He tried it on so we could compare fit before & then after being washed. He liked it right off the bat plus it fit him
perfectly! After I washed it(and tumbled it in the dryer) the shirt seemed to fluff up & get even softer.
I would be willing to go out on a limb and say it's one of his top 3 favorite t-shirts now.

Next up was the "Game Over" t-shirt, which I selected for my husband to review
Isn't it cute? Funny too. 
So when Geoffrey tried his, he mentioned that he didn't like that it was so thin. The thing that got him the most was that the inner stitching was itchy. Although once I washed it, he said the stitching was softer & the he actually like the fit better after being washed. 

I thought the double stitching was a great added detail as it keeps the seems from coming apart as easily.

I tried out the "Are You Perfect" tee

I agree with my husband that these shirts are thin, and while I do not like it when you can see my white bra straps through a white t-shirt, it is a very comfy shirt.
It is a little tighter fitting than I like but that only further pushes me to drop this extra
baby weight I've been holding on to for over a year. (Stay tuned as I will be posting my progress in future posts) This shirt is a certain addition to my pajama drawer =)
Shipping was quick, & the package came with the shirts individually wrapped in plastic. There was
no funny plastic or dye smell to the shirts right out of the box, which is a plus! These shirts stayed
pretty true to size after washing & drying too.

Cotton Age is offering TWO of my lucky readers any shirt 
($9.99 & under )of  your choice!
Enter below through rafflecopter & GOOD LUCK!!

While you're there try to find a mystery box full of goodies, it's located under a sub category.  All you 
have to do is find it & place it in your cart, then check out. How simple
is that right? There is no purchase required & shipping is only $2.99!

Also, keep in mind that if your purchase is over $50, then shipping is free! 

Thank you again to Cotton Age for sponsoring this giveaway!
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