Organization for you, happiness for them

By Mir
July 18, 2011
Category Contests

Today’s contest is a one-two punch of awesome for busy moms. A little something for you, and a little something for the kids. Perfection.

First, we have the Veggie Tales: Live! Sing Yourself Silly DVD, and I suspect that needs no explanation because 1) Veggie Tales = awesome and 2) there is no 2. I was so sad when my kids outgrew Veggie Tales, you have no idea. It’s been years and I am still known to bust out with a rousing rendition of “Everybody’s Got a Water Buffalo” at inopportune times. Just sayin’. This DVD will keep the kids happy for an hour.

Second, I have a brand-spanking-new not-even-available-to-buy-yet copy of Stephanie O’Dea‘s Totally Together for you. This handy little planner is like Fly Lady for for people who can’t be bothered to do Fly Lady, if that makes any sense. One of Steph’s favorite expressions is “This is real life, not a magazine!” and it shows in her awesome, easy tips for keeping your house running in a way that marries real schedules/expectations with organization. She’s brilliant. (Full disclosure: A couple of quotes from me appear in this book. But Stephanie is way more brilliant than I am.)

Want to win these two little goodies, resulting in happy, occupied children and a cleaner, more organized life? Of course you do! For a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 to be entered. I’ll select the winner using the random number generator and whether or not you have a Cebu. (What?)

Ready? Go!


  1. My kids at 11 and 7 but they still watch Veggie Tales and I am milking that as long as they will watch!!!!!

  2. Can there be a better contest? I don’t think so.

  3. You know I need this!

  4. Oh my, I would LOVE to have this. My kids are 3 and 9 weeks. We will keep Veggie Tales around as along as possible! Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. I have a Cebu and I would love this, please!!!

  6. Oh, I ABSOLUTELY want to win this one!! *crossing my fingers*

  7. Ooh, I soo need organization help! And the kids watching veggie tales will give me time to do it! Awesome!

  8. Just spent the last 5 hours cleaning and organizing. Could totally use this giveaway. And who doesn’t love ’em some Veggie Tales?!

  9. I would love to win this!

  10. Woooooooohoooooo – what a great prize (one for the kids and one for me so I don’t have to feel guilty). And now it’s time for Silly Songs with Larry……………….

  11. Love, love, love veggie tales! I asked my daughter to get her hair brush the other day and she started singing “Where is my hairbrush, where is my hairbrush…” Love it!

  12. Ooh! I want her book so much!

  13. Sounds great!

  14. Ohh, I would LOVE her book!

  15. I’ve been wanting to introduce Veggie Tales to my daughter!

  16. Yes please pick me or mighty random number generator…

  17. Would love to win!

  18. My kids are 4 and 1 – I could get so much use out of the DVD!

  19. I have been excited about Totally Together since Stephanie posted about it on her blog last week. I would love to win it!

  20. This contest is calling my name! They’d both gets lots of use in this family. πŸ™‚

  21. Keeping my fingers crossed…

  22. My 3-year-old has never seen Veggie Tales.

  23. MEEEE!

  24. If you mean by happy children… happy husband then YES! πŸ™‚ He loves veggie tails more than any kid I know… errr.. πŸ™‚

    Thanks pretty!

  25. I love this!

  26. I could use some fun and organization in my life. Sign me up!

  27. We love us some V-tails!

  28. Veggie Tales is da bestest!

  29. Ceeeeeee – BUUUUUUU!!!!

  30. I would love this almost as much as my daughter would!!

  31. I’d love this! We love VeggieTales!

  32. Love it – what a great prize!

  33. Organization – yes please. Happy occupied kids – oh yes!

  34. Oh!! My kids totally dig Veggie Tales- we may or may not have just driven for 4 hours singing their Christmas albums….

  35. Oh, this is right up my summertime alley! Entertaining kids and organizing my home before back to work in the fall!

  36. I read about Stephanie’s planner on the Slow Cooking blog, and I’d love to have it. Love.

  37. Achoo-moo-moo, achoo-moo-moo, achoo-moo-moo, achoo-moo-moo,achoo-moo-moo,achoo-moo-moo, moo-moo!

  38. Ooh, Veggie Tales for the kids and an organizer for me! That’s a great combination. Thanks for the chance.

  39. huge veggie tales fans in this house! and i could always use assistance staying organized. πŸ™‚

  40. Love Stephanie’s site – looking forward to the book!

  41. how did you know I need both of these?!

  42. “yours is fast and mine is slow…” Hope to win!

  43. What a coincidence! I am in the need of some organization AND happy kids!

  44. We are rather partial to the Water Buffalo song as well as the Hairbrush song in my house.

    I’m partial to anything Stephanie O’Dea!

  45. yes, please!

  46. Thank you for this!! πŸ™‚

  47. We LOVE the cebu song =)!

  48. and especially good if you want to organize your veggie tales dvd’s! haha!!

  49. I love happy, occupied children!

  50. I’ll take it!

  51. We love veggie tales. Oh where is my hairbrush?

  52. Yes, please! I heart organization. (And also that color blue, but I feel that is neither here nor there.)

  53. I’m glad this is a random drawing and not based on the hilarious responses before mine. I, too, have kids ages 4 and 1. As a mom who is new to the stay-at-home scene, I constantly juggle entertaining and spending time with my kids, looking for a job, and reorganizing the house. I wonder if Stephanie’s new book talks about time management (I love her cook book). Anyway, thanks for the offer. I would love the chance to win.

  54. Just what I need!

  55. I need to be more organized! “Where is my hairbrush?” LOL

  56. Pick me me me me me, pleeeeeze! I have an adorable granddaughter who does not have any Veggie Tales DVD’s!

  57. Not sure what a Cebu is, but I’d still love to win!

  58. I’d love a chance to win…THANK YOU!

  59. Love those darn singing Vegetables!

  60. Oh yes please

  61. Ooooo! I hope I win this!

  62. Oooo! Pick me!

  63. Cook from her site all the time. . . while humming Veggie Tale songs. BECAUSE THEY STICK IN YOUR HEAD FOREVER!!!

  64. I would love a copy of these for my daughter who is a brand new mom and finds it difficult to get in a shower every couple of days! When my kids were small I found the “Side-tracked Home Executives” – This would be awesome! Thanks!

  65. AWSOME!

  66. That DVD would make me the favorite Aunt!!

  67. We adore Veggie Tales in our house!

  68. Definitely in need of that book! πŸ™‚

  69. Please pick me.

  70. Maybe I could find that hairbrush…. πŸ™‚

  71. Wow! Two great prizes in one awesome contest!

  72. Oh how I need organizational help! New mommy brain is very cloudy.

  73. Oh WHERE….is my hairbrush? If I were more organized, I would know. Hope I win!

  74. I so need this. The planner will help me keep my highschooler, jr. highschooler, and 4th grader organized. The veggie tales will be awesome for entertaining my soon to be one year old while they are all at school!

  75. Oh I really want to win both these prizes!!! Come on random number generator!!! πŸ˜‰

  76. Would love to win this!

  77. We love Veggie Tales!

  78. I would love either of these! For some reason, I didn’t know this DVD existed and we have every other movie VeggieTales has out.

  79. Oh, how I could use these two! I’m especially excited about the planner – it sounds great. I was also one of those nerdy kids who got excited at the beginning of each school year when I got new binders and filled them with dividers and fresh paper! Oh, what my kids have to look forward to! I would love a peek inside (amazon only showed the cover), but I like the idea of someone telling me when to send out holiday cards, make an appt., etc.

  80. Awesome!! Love Veggie Tales and LOVE Stephanie!!!!

  81. cool thanks!

  82. OMG! I NEED this! Toddler, infant, special needs, military hubby whose never home= not enough time in the day and a tired mom with a messy house!

  83. I TOTALLY would love to win this! It’s like it was specially designed with me in mind! πŸ˜€

  84. Sure, sign me up!

  85. Oh, where is my hairbrush?!

  86. I personally can’t stand Veggie Tales, but like many other things, I endure for the little guy!

  87. Sounds so wonderful!

  88. This is the perfect giveaway for my 5-kid household. Sign us up!

  89. My two favorite things: Veggie Tales and the dream of organization at last. Cuz your my cheeseburger, my only cheeseburger, I’ll wait for you!

  90. I tried Fly Lady several times but could never get very far past “Go shine your sink.” Cleaning my sink at night never made me “smile in the morning”; it just made me feel resentful, like “OK, now I’m supposed to keep my sink perfect all the time?” I’d love an alternative to the Fly Lady system.

  91. Need book — send with wine and a jar of tomato sauce please. πŸ˜‰

    (only slightly kidding about wine and sauce.)

  92. the only veggies my kid likes.. haha

  93. do I dare admit we never got into the veggie tales here? but there is still hope with my youngest…

  94. I actually just discovered by accident Stephanie’s organization site. Then I realized she is the Crock Pot Lady! Regardless, I have already been wanting this book. AND, I have a baby who would love to grow up with Veggie Tales. Thanks, and you are pretty. πŸ™‚

  95. We love veggie tales!

  96. Yes! Thanks!

  97. I always wanted a Cebu!

  98. I have tragically misplaced my hairbrush… perhaps this organizer will help me to keep track of it… πŸ™‚

  99. We (my kids & I) would love a chance to win! Thank you!

  100. Cool! Sounds fun!

  101. Amazing how both of those would be useful at our house.

  102. Want this SO much! So perfect! I like FlyLady, but have trouble keeping it up…so would love an alternative. And Veggie Tales???! Awesome! If anyone within earshot mumbles something like, “where is..” or “everybody’s got..” or even just, “lips” someone in my family (usually me or my 10-year-old) will break into song! πŸ™‚

  103. What fun!

  104. I don’t know what a cebu is, but i ain’t got no belly button and i love steph! πŸ™‚

  105. Oh where is my hairbrush??

    Thanks for another great contest, Mir!

  106. we love veggie tales and organization at our house!

  107. We like to talk to tomatoes and squashes make us smile.

  108. This is great!

  109. Oooh!! Pick me! Pick me!! ‘Oh where is my hairbrush?’

  110. Yes please!

  111. Awesome!!!

  112. Now this is a perfect combo for me – entertainment for the little guy and organization to clear my mind!

  113. some organization is much needed over here. πŸ™‚

  114. Love VTs!!! I read Phil Vischer’s book and it’s a very interesting tale.

  115. Pick me please!

  116. Barbra manateee

  117. Oh these would be very welcome in my home!

  118. Yes please, entertain my kids so I have time to get organized!

  119. I would love either but the organization book would probably be way more needed

  120. Oh, my goodness! We love Veggie Tales at my house, even though my kids are a little past the stage of watching. We have several CDs in the van. I don’t got a bellybutton. And we need organization like nobody’s business. What a perfect match!

  121. My house is so NOT Totally Together! I NEED this book!

  122. Yes, please. Thank you!

  123. I totally could use help pulling my house together before the school year starts!!

  124. I need to get organized while keeping my kid entertained AND quiet!! PLZ!!

  125. Yes I want this for the kids I don’t have. πŸ™‚

  126. Help me, I mean, pick me, Please!

  127. This would make me so happy. Twice!

  128. This really is a super great contest! Thanks πŸ™‚

  129. Sounds great!

  130. of course I have a ceeeeeeeebuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

  131. Cebuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  132. My kid never wanted Veggie Tales . . but I need serious help in the cleaning/organization departments (hopefully if I won, I’d be organized enough to READ and implement the book). ;-D

  133. My kids still like Veggie Tales & I could use some serious advice on getting myself organized.

  134. Yes please! Where o where is my hairbrush?

  135. Me–am I organized?!!! No, sigh, I’m not. I would love this prize!!!

  136. Just discovered Stephanie through a friend but have loved Vegie Tales for a long time, esp. the songs!!

  137. Yay!

  138. I could use a little more help with organization.

  139. oh, wow. this would be awesome! a perfect fit for my preschooler and me :).

  140. me please!

  141. “EverybodyÒ€ℒs Got a Water Buffalo” just so happens to be one of my favorite songs! My kiddos love Veggie Tales, and I could always use a bit more help in the organization department. Pick me random number generator!

  142. I don’t *think* I have entered yet. At least I don’t remember doing it, so please enter me! If the other Christina is actually me then disregard. (The heat has been doing nasty things to my memory recently.)

  143. How did I miss this? Thanks for the reminder!

  144. My toddler loves Veggie Tales.

  145. I need this. You know since I’m now a single woman. I can enjoy the veggie tales whilst downing ice cream and then organize my house like Stephanie!

  146. Love love love Veggie Tales! I walk around the house singing the songs!

  147. How did i miss entering for this? Um. Yes, please.

  148. OMG, with twin boys on the spectrum, I could use all the organizational help I can get!

  149. I hope I win…both because I could SO use the organizational/scheduling help of a fabulous planner but because I’d love if my boys started to enjoy VeggieTales. At this point, they are just humoring me with the watching of VT.

  150. would love it

  151. Veggie Tales are awesome! Please pick me.

  152. I honestly can’t remember if I’ve entered this contest yet or not, and I don’t exactly have enough time to read all 155 prior responses. Pinky swear I’m not trying to cheat.
    Anyway, I DESPERATELY need both of these.
    1. My house is hopelessly disorganized.
    2. I just recently ruined our VHS tape of Veggie Tales Top 10 Silly Songs, and I need them. I Need Them.

  153. I would love to win! My kids love Veggietales and I need help in the home department!

  154. I loved going through the comments and seeing how many people do the same crazy things we do around our house… breaking into song when someone mentions mundane words such as hairbrush, buffalo, lips, bellybutton, cebu? :)) And I can’t WAIT for Stephanie’s book…. yeah, she couldn’t either πŸ˜‰

  155. My kiddos love their Veggies!

  156. I need this!!

  157. Count me in.

  158. Hmmm… sounds excellent!

  159. I need to be organized!!!

  160. Please pick me!!! I’ve got a kiddo that loves Veggie Tales and his birthday is soon!

  161. Veggies who are organized? Sweet!

  162. I would love help getting organized.

  163. totally need help getting organized and the kids would love veggie tales.

  164. Sounds like a wonderful combination to me.

  165. I heart veggie tales and so do my kids 15, 10 & 3! I heart being organized even more. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  166. Oh what a perfect happy combo!!

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