Moving to American Samoa

A little over three weeks ago, I made a HUGE change in my life.  I moved from Tennessee to American Samoa.

I went from living in this house…
…to looking at this about two miles from where I live.

I hope  to somehow find time to write about my adventures here.  I may start a separate blog just about my time here in American Samoa.   Please let me know what you think.


Black Friday / Post-Thanksgiving Giveaways

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving… and that you found lots for which to be thankful! 🙂  I’m thankful that someone will see this post and appreciate it.

Here’s a few contests/giveaways that I’ve entered that I thought you might be interested in…

  • My Four Monkeys is giving away…
  • The Mommy-Files is giving away…
    • a Brave on Demand prize pack which includes a $25 Visa Gift Card and a Brave T-shirt (among other things)… Click here to go enter.  (Hurry!  Ends Nov. 27)
  • Did You See That? is giving away…
    • a set of four NCircle Entertainment DVDs… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Nov. 28)
  • Second Time Around is giving away…
    • a Melissa & Doug Metal Grocery Basket with play food… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Nov. 30)
    • Jumbo Safari Counters from Learning Resources… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Nov. 30)
    • a book, Last Night I Had a Laughmare, by J.E. Laufer… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 4)
  • As They Grow Up is giving away…
    • a game for children called Kids on Stage…  It’s like charades for kids.  Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 1)
    • a $50 gift certificate to Magic Cabin… Click here to go enter.  (Ends around Dec. 4)
    • a sampler of cookies from Lucy’s… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 5)
    • a Super Why ABC Letter game… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 6)
  • Two of a Kind…Working on a Full House is giving away:
    • a $50 Visa Gift Card… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 7)
    • a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a book entitled Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead…  Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 10)

Veterans Day


So grateful for my dad and all the Veterans who serve and have served in the United States military.  Thank you!

My dad spent 20 years in the Army (with a couple in the Navy), and I’m proud to call myself an Army Brat.  I still don’t know where to call ‘home’, but I’m okay with that.

Monday Mania

Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to any Six Flags U.S. theme park.  (Sponsored in part by Discover Card’s “What Would You Do with $1 Million?” campaign.) …

Did you know that September is National Pet Health Insurance Month?  Neither did I.  Apparently, Kroger is a sponsor of this ‘event’ because several blogs are giving away a $20 Kroger gift card in conjunction with this promotion.  (They all end on 9/30, unless otherwise noted.)

And finally, what’s the newest ‘rage’ in little girls’ toys for this Christmas?  Teacup Piggies!  Go to these blogs and enter to win a Teacup Piggies Set…

Breyers Smooth & Dreamy is really scrumptious! (giveaway)

As promised, here is the Breyers Smooth & Dreamy giveaway!

A few weeks ago, I received several coupons from Mom Central for a free Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Multipack… one for me to enjoy and some others to share with you, my reader(s)!  Not only am I excited to host my very first giveaway on Anita’s Antics, but I am also excited that it is for a company whose products I’ve always enjoyed.  Breyers has long been a favorite of mine for their yummy ice cream (and other products).  I also like that their much of their ice cream is all natural.  For example, the ingredients listed on the side of their All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream are Milk, Cream, Sugar, Natural Tara Gum, Natural Vanilla Flavor.  Compare that to a leading slow churned vanilla ice cream’s list of ingredients: milk, skim milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup, whey protein, egg yolks, tapioca maltodextrin, cellulose gum, natural flavor, mono and diglycerides, guar gum, carrageenan, dextrose, annatto color, vitamin A palmitate.  I know which one I pick!

Anyways, this review/giveaway is for one of Breyers newest products, their Smooth & Dreamy treats — YUM!  There are several flavors to choose from, and I decided on the Triple Chocolate Chip since I love chocolate and chocolate chips.

Wow!  One bite, and these bars had me hooked!  They literally melt in your mouth (duh, it’s ice cream!).  But seriously… the smooth, creamy texture is very well-blended and oh so good!!  If you’ve not tried these, go get some now!!!  Breyers is offering a $1 off coupon!  If you don’t want to hassle with printing out the coupon, enter HERE to win a coupon!  Believe me, it’s very difficult for me to not just keep all of the coupons for ourselves.  These bars were that tasty!  Even my kids were arguing over who got to eat the last one.  Speaking of which, that’s my only “complaint” — that there are only six bars per box.

Onto the giveaway!

Wanna win a coupon to try out these luscious treats?  Just head over to the Breyers website and pick out which Smooth & Dreamy treat you’d most like to try.  Then, come back here to this post and leave me a comment letting me know which one.  This is your MANDATORY entry which must be completed in order to qualify for any extra entries.  FIVE winners will be chosen!

For an extra entry into this giveaway, you can do one or more of the following.  However, you must leave a separate comment for each entry to count.

  • Follow me on Twitter (@HSBSuzanne) — [2 ENTRIES – leave 2 separate comments] — You must include your Twitter username in both comments.
  • Follow Breyers on Twitter (@Breyers) — [1 ENTRY] — You must include your Twitter username in your comment.
  • Subscribe to my blog (Anita’s Antics) via email — [2 ENTRIES – leave 2 separate comments including the email address you use to subscribe] — This will be verified!
  • Tweet daily about this giveaway using the following (copy & paste) { Win @Breyers Smooth & Dreamy ice cream! @HSBSuzanne ends 8/10 #giveaway }  — [1 ENTRY per day] — You must have at least 25 followers and a direct link to your tweet must be included for this entry to qualify.
  • Blog about this giveaway including a link to this post and to Breyers ( — [5 ENTRIES] — You must have been blogging fairly actively for at least the past six months in order for these entries to count.  (The definition of ‘fairly actively’ shall be at my discretion.)  Also, you must include the link to your blog post in each comment for it to count.

This giveaway is open to U.S. and APO/FPO addresses only.

The giveaway will end on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. mountain time.  Comments left after that time will not be included in the random drawing.

If you do not understand the giveaway “rules,” feel free to email me (roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com) for clarification.


Also, you might want to check out these other blogs who recently hosted (or are still hosting) a giveaway for the same thing — FREE ice cream!

Other Breyers blogs…

—  review only, no giveaway —

FTC Disclaimer:  I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Breyers and received a coupon for the products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I will receive a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.