Monday, July 27, 2015


The amount of food wasted in America is a pet peeve of mine. Around home we try to make sure food stays out of the trash. If we don't eat it, the dogs or the chickens will! We also make a habit of picking up the slightly imperfect items in the produce department because if they sit too long they will end up in the dumpster out back. 

While watching TV a few nights ago, my husband and I saw America's problem with wasted food spelled out in a way that anyone can understand. Watch this clip to learn more about how terrible the situation really is and get a few laughs too. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


I'm starting a new retail sales website and I'm struggling with a name. It should be unique, not already in use, and should have something to do with being from "The South." (Because you know that's a place, not a direction!)

I'm hoping for some helpful suggestions. There are so many names that have already been used that it's proving difficult for me to think of one that is unique enough to still be available. So... 

I thought we might have a brainstorming session on Mama Making Changes! 

Please comment below with any suggestions. If I choose a name that was suggested in the comments on this post, then I will send a $10 gift certificate to the reader who made the suggestion as soon as the new site is up and running!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

It's That Time Again!

Once again, Glass Dharma is giving away free glass straws for Earth Day. This annual giveaway is bigger than ever so there's been a slight change this year, with entrants receiving a $6 coupon code and paying $3 shipping for the straw. This is still a great deal. 

Whether you want to try glass straws for the first time or you're looking to add to your collection, don't miss out! Glasss Dharma asks that you watch a 4 minute video, answer 10 questions, and provide some basic information to receive the coupon code. 

Click here to get yours now!

Monday, February 2, 2015


Ella's Celestial Cakes makes some of the most beautiful cakes and cupcakes I've ever seen. Ella has a long list of flavors and will even use your own recipe if you prefer!

In honor of Valentine's Day, Ella will be giving away a FREE WEDDING CAKE, ANY FLAVOR, ANY SIZE, ANY DECORATIONS if the Ella's Celestial Facebook page reaches 3000 likes. Click here to get to the page and be sure you click "like" and you're entered!

Winner will be notified via Facebook Messenger on Valentine's Day!

Don't forget to spread the word so that Ella's Celestial will get 3000 likes. If the goal isn't reached, the giveaway will be canceled and we will all be oh so sad!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I recently clicked on a twitter link for Swagbucks, just out of curiosity. It turns out is a website that allow you to earn points (swagbucks) which can be exchanged for gift cards. The selection of gift cards is tremendous and the tasks are very simple. 

For example, I now use their search engine to search the web. I get swagbucks for that! I answer a one question poll each morning. I get swagbucks for that! I sign up for free offers. I get swagbucks for that too! And when I want to order something online, I go to first, click on their shopping section, and then click on the site I want to shop. They give me swagbucks for my purchases! 

I am loving this site!

To try it yourself, just click here to go to and sign up! Signing up is super fast if you use your Facebook account, or you can take a few extra seconds and sign up with your email address. 

Let me know what you think! Do you heart swagbucks too?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Showers Giveaway

Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
Make Our Own Network
Prize: Micro-Sprinkler Landscape & Shrub Kit with 5 Green Stake Assemblies covering up to 250 sq. ft. (Each kit sold individually.) MADE IN USA