Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dog Days Summer Giveaway Event - Bamboo Two Shelf Organizer Giveaway #dogdays

Welcome to the Dog Days Summer Giveaway Event hosted by
We are well into Summer and the heat of Dog Days has set in.... Beat the heat of Dog Days by entering to win some cool prizes in the first annual Dog Days Summer Giveaway Event!
The Hostesses of the Dog Days Summer Giveaway Event have teamed up with 42 other blogs to give you even more chances to win some awesome prizes. Each participating blog listed on the linky below will be hosting their own giveaway with a value of $25.00 or more! This event begins on August 1st at 12:01 A.M. and will end at 11:59 P.M on August 17th. This gives you over two weeks to go through the linky and enter all of the participating blog giveaways.
Don't forget to enter for a chance to win one of three grand prize packages HERE
SpaceSavers is the online superstore for home organization. Whether you're a home owner working to get clutter under control or a professional organize, SpaceSavers has the products for your organizing projects.
Their  products will help you save space in your storage areas from attic to basement. They can help you organize and de-clutter bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, closets, garages, mudroom, pantries and everything in between. At SpaceSavers, you'll find what you need to get organized and efficient.  Their selection includes kitchen and pantry items, laundry room aids, closet organizers, storage items, and products to make sense of your garage.
Win It!

One person will win a Bamboo Two Shelf Organizer.

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Last Winners of July

A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn.  The winners have been emailed and have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or new winner(s) will be drawn.

The winners of the Dallas Quickie Book giveaway are #252, Kathy P. and #254, Kim R. (both confirmed)

The winner of the We Take The Cake giveaway is #547, Cajunman12. (confirmed)

The winner of the Stim-U-Dent Plaque Removers giveaway is #53, amymccarty1985. (confirmed)

The winner of the Anastasia/Thumbelina DVD giveaway is #142, ababe28.

The winner of the Mom's BTS Survival Kit giveaway is #127, Tabathia.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to check out my active giveaways, listed at the top left hand side of my blog.  There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.

OASAP - Fashion Apparel and Accessories Review

Latest Street Fashion

OASAP is a global online store dedicated to high-street fashion by offering various kinds of women’s apparel, bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and beauty products.  OASAP was founded in 2011 and has grown to become a leader of high fashion.  They update with new products every day and offer free shipping worldwide.  OASAP's mission is to make you close to the planet's most cutting-edge fashion, no matter where you are or what class or age group you are in.  OASAP was kind enough to send me some of their products for review.

While browsing their online site, I found that there's a vast selection of merchandise to choose from.  I can almost guarantee you'll find several pieces you'll fall in love with.  Products are easily searchable by category type but I'd like to have the feature to be able to narrow down by size.  Because there's so many shoes and clothes, it took me a while to weed out what would and wouldn't fit me. 

After much deliberation and browsing, the first thing I chose was the Casual Lace-up Fastening Stars Printing Canvas Shoes.  The shoes are made of canvas and rubber with a design that resembles the American flag.  On the side of each shoe are the words "Wonder Woman".  I am pleased with the comfort and true fit of the shoes. 

I also chose a top that goes well with the shoes.  The Spring Fashion Eagle Print Short Sleeve T-shirt has the Harley Davidson logo on front with an eagle and American flags.  The shirt isn't officially branded but has the look of authentic Harley Davidsion.  I was a little worried how the t-shirt would fit because it only comes in one size but I like how it feels and fits on me. 

I chose the Circle Shaped Metal Bracelet to complete my outfit.  Made of alloy, the silver bracelet complements several pieces of my wardrobe and is suitable for my wrist size.  The bracelet slips on and is stretchable to accommodate any wrist. 

I am very content with my three pieces from OASAP and am glad to have been introduced to the fashion  apparel and accessories site.

I received a store credit from OASAP.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Pacific Pillows - Review and Giveaway

I'm pretty picky when it comes to pillows.  You'd think it wouldn't matter but this mama can get cranky if I've had a restless sleep.  That means the pillow I'm sleeping on needs to give my head and neck ample, comfortable support.  I received a Pillowtex Triple Core pillow from Pacific Pillows, and it's been very pleasant to lay on.

Pacific Pillows is one of the web's largest online retailers of hotel quality pillows, bedding and bath accessories.  They also carry select luxury hotel bedding to include the specific luxury down pillows found in world class hotels.  If you were impressed with bedding at a certain hotel, you can bring that luxury home by purchasing some of the same fine pillows featured at that property from Pacific Pillows.

I tend to be a very generous mother but I had to make it clear to my son that the pillow I received was mine, all mine.  The Triple Core pillow is classified as a firm pillow.  It is comprised of 95% feathers and 5% down.  Three inner chambers help keep the feathers distributed throughout the pillow.  The pillow cover is double-layered to ensure the feathers stay within the pillow.  The pillow arrived in a bag with handles, which is handy if you ever need to take your pillow on a trip and want to keep it from getting dirty.

I've been sleeping with the Triple Core pillow for a few days now and it's so nice to have a pillow that's not flat or bumpy in places.  My standard pillowcases fit on it snugly and my head is supported when I lay down to sleep.  Receive a 10% discount off your order at Pacfic Pillows by using this link:  http://bit.ly/Q267ic.

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I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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Does Your Pup Have the Stuff To Be A Top Dog

The first ever GUND “Top Dog” Contest is in progress with a grand prize of “the Boo treatment” - a limited edition GUND plush in the winning pup’s likeness!

Inspired by the wildly-popular "World's Cutest Dog" Boo stuffed dog from GUND, the “Top Dog” Contest invites pup parents from around the country to submit photos of their own four-footed friends on the GUND Facebook page in one or all of the following four categories:

· Most Beautiful Dog

· Ugliest Dog

· “Doganista”/Best Dressed Dog

· Dog that Most Resembles its Owner

The Grand Prize will have tails wagging; GUND will create a limited edition model of the winner’s dog. The dog will be available in gift and toy stores in 2013. That’s right! Your pup could become a GUND plush just like Boo!

You may submit your dog photos via the contest tab on GUND’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GottaGettaGUND).The contest will run July 16 - August 15, 2012; winners will be chosen the week of August 20th and announced the week of August 27th.

· Entries: July 16 – August 5

· Voting: August 6 – August 15

Simultaneously with the “Top Dog” Contest on Facebook,GUND will run the “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest on Pinterest. Consumers will be asked to post their entry on their own pages, “tag” @GUNDMostPinterestingDog and submit the linkto GUND at MostPinterestingDog@GUND.com. The “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest winner will be selected based on the number of times the entry is “liked” on the GUND Pinterest board and the winner will receive a selection of GUND products valued at $250 retail.

For complete rules, see “Top Dog” Contest and “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest rules at www.GUND.com.

In exchange for this post, I will receive a plush from Gund.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Carmex - Review and Giveaway

Proud Member of the Carmex Blog Squad
Carmex, famous for its lip balms, has been used by my family often. The teenage girls like to wear it on their lips and my husband has even put Original Carmex on the heels of his feet to soften them.  As a member of the Carmex Blog Squad, I was given the opportunity to review the newest addition to the Carmex family, the Pomegranate stick.  I was also given five other lip sticks, all containing a SPF of 15, to protect my lips from the effects of the summer sun.

My family is outside quite often during summer time.  The heat has been a scorcher and we're doing what we can to protect our skin from the sun.  The Carmex lip balms are a simple and effective solution to protecting our lips.  The new Pomegrante lip balm has a subtle flavor that you can taste when applied, but it's not overpowering.  It is a swell addition to the current line of lip balms.  My favorite of the lip balms is Lime Twist.  I, along with each of my girls, have our own Carmex lip balm that we carry with us to apply when out in the sun to protect our lips and on other occasions to moisten our lips. 

Win It!

One person will win a Carmex beach bag and six different flavors of the Carmex Stick:  Original, Cherry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Lime Twist and Pomegranate.

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I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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Discover Is Official Credit Card of Six Flags - Giveaway

When I was married to my ex, we took yearly trips to Six Flags St. Louis each summer.  I don't have many fond memories of my ex, but I do have fond memories of the Six Flags trips.  My three kids, in fact, have been to Six Flags twice this year with their dad (my ex).  When they came back to tell me stories about the fun they had and the rides they went on, it brought on some delightful conversations about my fond Six Flags memories and comparisions to what they saw and did.

My favorite Six Flags memory was when I married my current husband at Six Flags St. Louis during Fright Fest.  Yes, I was married at Six Flags!  A semi-local radio station held a contest for twenty couples to get married at the theme park.  Me and Jason were one of the winners so off we went for an adventurous wedding.  Everyone was dressed in costume.  I wore a black dress with a black veil and raven feathers.  Jason was a mummy.  I carried a bouquet of dead flowers and our cake was adorned with a zombie bride and groom.  Each couple was allowed to invite ten friends to attend and get into the theme park for free.  It wasn't a traditional wedding but it was certainly awesome and extraordinary.  Me and Jason will be celebrating our ten year anniversary in October and I think he and I will be making a trip back to Six Flags St. Louis, to the place where it all started.

Discover is the official credit card of Six Flags and offers a few promotions to Six Flags attendees.  Show your Discover card at Six Flags and you can enter through the Discover Cardmember Entrance during the first two hours of each day to get to the fun even faster.  In addition, Discover® Cardmembers save 5% instantly at Six Flags online and around the park on Season Passes, Play Passes, admission tickets, parking, food, merchandise, The FLASH Pass, VIP Tours and more.  From July through September, Discover Cardmembers will receive a 5% Cashback Bonus on all gas, theme park, and movies on up to $1500 purchases.  As they say, It  Pays To Discover! 

Connect with Discover on Discover's Facebook page and Discover's Twitter page

Win It!

One person will win four free Six Flags tickets.  The tickets are valid for any Six Flags theme park and are valid through December 2012.

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In exchange for this post, I will receive a gift card.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN - Magical Moments Application + Sweepstakes

When Timothy Green unexpectedly shows up in Stanleyville, he changes the lives of the people he meets forever. Inspired by that, Disney has created an application (http://di.sn/MagicalMoments) that allows fans of THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN to upload and share photos of magical moments from their own lives. When a photo is submitted, it becomes a part of the Magical Moments Photo Collage.

In addition, the application is hosting a sweepstakes where users can enter to win the grand prize - a Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer! 25 first-place winners will receive a promo card for a photo book from Shutterfly!

I received no compensation for this post.  This post is for informational purposes.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Fighting Back Against a Growing Crime in America

Do you consider illegally downloading a song or purchasing a counterfeit handbag the same thing as robbing someone on the street? According to research conducted by the National Crime Prevention Council, more than 3 in 4 adults believe it is, yet 68% still willingly make these purchases to ‘save money.’

While 2 out of 3 adult Americans agree that piracy and counterfeit products are a problem, the public does not believe anyone is getting hurt by making such purchases or that these actions can have an impact on the safety and health of our loved ones. But the truth is, 'pirated' and counterfeit products put lives at risk. For instance, nobody would buy dangerous medicines on purpose. But when you buy prescription or even over-the-counter drugs online from unknown sources, you could be doing just that. Counterfeit products such as extension cords or cell phones are dangerous as well. Fake products are made without safety standards and they put you and your family at risk. Illegal downloads and other pirated products expose your computer to viruses and create an opportunity for criminals to steal your identity.

It’s easy to stay on the straight and narrow:

When you buy a tune on the Internet and download it, make sure you don’t send a copy to a friend or someone who might sell it to others.

If you get a tune from someone, don’t re-send it to others.

Don’t make copies of DVDs and give them out to your friends and relatives—even as gifts.

Don’t instant message a tune.

Don’t download products from file-sharing services if you’re not entitled to them.

Don’t pay a fee to join a file-sharing service that you know isn’t authorized to provide the goods it’s distributing. They may allow you to download all the tunes or movies you want, but it’s against the law.

Don’t burn CDs or DVDs.

If shopping online, beware of sites that aren’t familiar to you—and that are selling expensive products at prices that are way too good.

Examine the wrappings of the tunes and other products you buy offline and make sure they look “original” and are of the usual quality for the product.

Look for the brand insignia of the manufacturer on the product and make sure it looks they way it’s supposed to.

Don’t buy CDs or DVDs from street vendors. Their products are often counterfeited.

Ask street vendors or discount stores that sell CDs and DVDs at bargain prices where they got the products and how they can sell them for such steeply discounted prices.

If your city or state has a sales tax, be suspicious when you buy something and no tax is collected.

Don’t use an illicit cable decoder or satellite descrambler to watch movies and programs you haven’t paid for. Don’t buy the decoder or descrambler to begin with.

Don’t record a live public performance when you don’t have permission. Most public performances prohibit the use of video equipment, cameras, and other recording devices. You may be depriving the artist and those who depend on the artist from income.

Remember that if the price is too good to be true, it probably is. The product offered at a bargain price is probably illegal.

Intellectual property theft is a serious crime, but there’s lots that can be done to stop it. NCPC hopes you will find the information they have at www.ncpc.org/getreal useful in helping to understand and prevent this kind of crime and keep from becoming a victim.

I received no compensation for this post.  This post is for informational purposes.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.   Your opinions and results may differ.

Talking To Tweens About Their Periods - #KotexMom

As a U by Kotex Tween Ambassador, I figured now was as good as time as any to talk to my two tweens about their period.  Granted, it's not very exciting or interesting to talk about menstrual cycles, but it is necessary.  That's because I want to be the one to explain puberty and body changes to my kids.  I don't want some kid giving them misinformed information.

The first things moms need to realize when preparing to talk to their daughters about their period is that if you don't do it, someone else will.  Another thing moms need to realize is that periods are a part of life.  Sure, I'd rather talk to my daughters about the latest fashions and what to eat for supper but it's inevitable that girls will learn about periods somehow, someway.  I don't need some stranger to teach my child falsities or scaring them into thinking periods are Satan's monthly punishment.  Just because it's uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to be taboo. 

In my personal opinion, I think it's best to approach your daughter with lightheartedness and an open ear when discussing periods with them.  If you go in all serious and cerebral about it, your daughter is either going to get scared or let it go in one ear and out the other.  Have the talk on a day when you both have the time and energy to talk and listen to one another.  Don't pick a day when either of you are in a bad mood or have a bunch of other stuff on your plate.  Having a period isn't exactly a bowl of cherries but it doesn't have to be a dreaded affair either.  Explain the facts, but not in a way that will make your daughter want to jump from a rooftop every time Aunt Flo visits.  Let her ask questions and answer them with honesty.  Go in prepared but don't be afraid to fess up if you don't know an answer to a question.  U by Kotex has a website page for period questions that could be helpful for tweens and teens.  The Kotex site is also a great reference to prepare for your talk with your daughter.  It has great tools such as a calendar with facts about puberty, questions your daughter may ask, ways to start the conversation, and more. 

I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of U by Kotex Tween and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.  The opinions within this post are of my own.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Adventures In Clean with Frigidaire

In the upcoming Disney film, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Jennifer Garner plays a mother who embarks on the ultimate adventure in clean when a son magically springs to life in her garden. At this moment, her character understands what every mother knows: life is full of messy adventures.

To celebrate magical moments like this, Frigidaire, makers of the Frigidaire Affinity® front load washing machine that delivers a better clean, has set out to help get families out of the laundry room quickly and on to the things they love to do. Laundry expert Tara Aronson shares solutions for the 5 most common summertime stains and 10 tips for getting clothes cleaner.

10 Steps to Cleaner Clothes for Frigidaire by Tara Aronson

1.Immediately rinse or blot away spills on your clothes with cool water to prevent stains from setting.

2.Read fabric care labels before you wash. Your clothes will last longer if you know how to treat them.

3.Sort laundry by color, wash cycle needed, and water temperature required. The Frigidaire Affinity’s Permanent Press cycle washes with warm water and less agitation, resulting in less wear and tear on your sturdy jeans, khakis, and sweaters; the Delicates cycle uses cold water and light agitation to gently clean swimsuits, workout clothes, and lingerie.

4.Before washing stained garments, pretreat or prewash the spot using the Affinity’s Rinse & Spin cycle. If at first you don’t succeed, wash, wash again.

5.To keep snags and lint to a minimum, zip zippers, button buttons, empty pockets, and brush away lint before tossing duds in the hamper.

6.If your clothing is heavily soiled, your load large, or the water cold, add extra laundry detergent. Use the Affinity’s Heavy Duty cycle for sturdy but really dirty items like jeans and towels; choose the Sanitize setting to use the hottest water available to get rid of germs and grime as thoroughly as possible.

7.Check wet garments for remaining stains, and re-treat as needed before drying. Heat will set stains.

8.Dry only full loads. Tumbling a handful of garments prolongs the drying time by reducing the tumbling.

9.Fold shirts and T-shirts to prevent wrinkling. If the shirt has buttons, button it at top, middle and bottom. Lay facedown. Fold both sides of the shirt so they meet in the back, with the sleeves aligned with the side folds. Fold the tail up to the cuffs, making a straight line at the bottom. Then fold in thirds crosswise. For T-shirts: a child’s T-shirt needs only one crosswise fold in half; an adult’s should be folded into thirds.

10.Fold shorts and pants by aligning the inseams and outer seams of the legs and fold so that a crease forms at the front center of the legs. Fold in half or in thirds, depending on the size of the garment.

5 Summer Stain Tips or Frigidaire by Tara Aronson

Smudges, drips, drops and smears – no matter what their source, the key to keeping them from ruining your favorite shorts or T-shirt is to take quick action – before it gets a chance to dry.  For most fabrics, this means blotting up the excess or rinsing the discolored area with cold water (hot can set a stain.) Don’t rub: this spreads the spot and grinds it deeper into the fabric.

Summer spills are especially tough. Here’s how to remove the five most common:

1. Crayon.
Scrape off as much of the colorful surface as possible using a plastic picnic knife. Apply laundry detergent directly on the stained area. Gently rub the detergent into the fabric then let sit several minutes. Launder using the hottest water the fabric can handle - or the Sanitize setting of your Frigidaire Affinity washer. Dry as usual.

2. Iced coffee.
Sponge the stained area with cold water. Apply a pretreater to the blight. Wash as usual and air dry.

3. Grass.
Prewash the garment in warm water in your washing machine –the Rinse & Spin cycle on your Affinity washer – and a laundry detergent containing enzymes. Launder as usual (normal setting) with detergent and chlorine bleach if safe for the fabric. If the garment’s care label instructions advise against it, use oxygen (color safe) bleach instead. Dry as usual.

4. Juice.
Soak for a minute or so in cold water. Remove excess water, and then apply a pretreater directly on the stained area. Wash with detergent as usual. Air dry. Do not place in the dryer until the blight is completely gone – otherwise the stain is likely to set.

5. Chocolate (or chocolate ice cream).
Prewash the garment in warm water with a laundry detergent that contains enzymes using the Affinity’s Rinse & spin setting. Launder as usual, using the washing machine’s Normal setting. Dry as usual.

When people visit the Frigidaire Facebook page and share their personal Adventures in Clean, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children, as part of its $750,000 commitment to the cause. It’s simple to share your Adventures in Clean – just upload a photo and the online app turns it into your very own movie poster! Plus, to help spread the word, everyone who participates will be entered for a chance to win a new Frigidaire Affinity® washer and dryer featuring Ready Steam™.

In exchange for this post written for Frigidaire and One2One Network, I am entered to win a gift card.   Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wordful Wednesday - Taking A Stroll

Me, the boys and the dog took a walk along the trail of a local park last Friday.  Over the river and through the woods.....

To a babbling creek.....

Down some rocks to play in the creek......

Across a bridge......

And headed back home.

The Party Works - Party Supplies Giveaway

In my family, any reason is a good reason to have a party.  You can be 5 years old or 55 years old and know that you're going to have a birthday party.  It can be your fourth kid and we'll still hold a baby shower.
Almost every weekend at the campground is reason to celebrate and we go all out, sometimes to the point of wearing costumes.  We love to celebrate the joyful events in life or even the joys in our life.  Just in July alone, I attended or hosted a baby shower, a Fourth of July celebration, two birthday parties, and a movie themed party.  The Party Works is the kind of company I need for all my party supplies.

The Party Works is a leading online retailer of birthday party supplies, cake decorations, and baby shower party supplies. With over 7000 items in stock, there's sure to be something to fit your party theme. The company offers free ground shipping on orders over $30 and orders placed by 12:30 pm PST ship the same day. If you're not sure what ideas you want to go along with your theme, you can check out their Party Library with over 1000 free party planning and cake decorating ideas for your party.  Make the most of your party with merchandise from The Party Works.

Win It!

One person will win a Standard Party Pack for 8 in choice of theme from The Party Works.

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I received no compensation or product for this post.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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Culturelle Tummy Truths Video Contest - Culturelle Probiotic Products Giveaway

Good bacteria, known as probiotics, can help eliminate the bad bacteria that cause stomach distress.  Probiotics support a child's health by creating the proper balance between good and bad bacteria in their digestive tract.  Research has shown that good bacteria can alleviate occasional digestive distress while supporting a child's natural defenses.  Culturelle Kids delivers villions of live, active probiotic cells in each packet and chewable, helping to supoprt a child's healthy immune system.  Culturelle is one of the only brands that gurantees the purity and potency of its probiotic bacteria. 

Culturelle would like to offer you a $1.00 coupon towards your next Culturelle purchase and keep you up
to date on the latest digestive health information and special offers.

You can enter the Culturelle Tummy Truths Video Contest from now until August 19th for the chance to win a grand prize of a family trip to Walt Disney World Resort theme parks or one of two runner-up prizes of a $500 Visa gift card and Culturelle Kids Probiotics.  You can enter to win by putting your child in a comfortable environment and video taping them, asking them Tummy Truth questions.  A few of the questions you can ask are "What's happening inside you when you have an upset tummy?", "What is the worst tummy ache you ever had?" and "Have you ever had lots of gas?"  To submit a video entry you must be the parent or legal guardian of a child between 3 and 12 years of age.  Read more about the prizes and rules, then enter your child in this neat video contest.

Win It!

One person will win one box of Culturelle Kids! Packets, one box of Culturelle Kids! Chewables, and one box of Culturelle Digestive Health.

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In exchange for this post, I will be receiving products from Culturelle.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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Lots of Joy For These July Winners

A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn.  The winners have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or new winner(s) will be drawn.

The winner of the John Kelly Chocolates giveaway is #136, Sylvia. (confirmed)

The three winners of the Purex giveaway are #237, akronugurl and #36, debijackson and #71, AnnaZed. (all confirmed)

The winner of the Growing Tree Toys giveaway is #348, nannypanpan. (confirmed)

The winner of the Footzyrolls giveaway is #283, Paul Tran.

The winner of The Glades DVD giveaway is #141, Denise G.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to check out my active giveaways, all listed at the top left hand side of my blog.  There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Furby Is Back For Its Return Debut

10 Days of Furby Banner

I remember owning a FURBY when I was younger and thinking it was one of the neatest toys ever.  If you were a fan of FURBY, you may be excited to know that it will be back on the market.  Fifteen years ago, FURBY took the nation by storm. This season, FURBY has come back to entertain kids and adults alike! Check out FURBY online every day for 10 days of FURBY.  See the newest FURBY revealed and download a new activity daily and share with your friends for tons of Furby fun. 

What’s so different, you say? Here are a few of the many high-tech changes: •FURBY can move its eyes to show you a variety of feelings through digital LED eyes. •Listen as FURBY speaks in both FURBISH and English •FURBY has a real personality! The more you interact with FURBY, the more its personality changes. •Sit FURBY down with another FURBY friend to watch them speak to each other. Looking for FURBY? Look no further! Visit http://bit.ly/wmFurby to pre-order your FURBY on August 3 at Walmart.com. Or come back on September 16 to purchase your FURBY on Walmart.com. Pinterest Banner 2
I received no compensation for this post. This post is for informational purposes. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Debuts September 3 on PBS Kids

A new generation of preschool “neighbors” will get to experience the Neighborhood of Make-Believe when Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood premieres this fall on PBS KIDS. The first TV series inspired by the iconic, award-winning Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood from The Fred Rogers Company stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world, giving them a kid’s-eye view of his life. As they closely follow and share Daniel’s everyday adventures, preschoolers ages 2-4 and their families learn fun and practical strategies and skills necessary for growing and learning. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood premieres Monday, September 3, on PBS KIDS with a special one-hour block of two back-to-back episodes. The series will air daily following its Labor Day premiere (check local listings).

Daniel starts his day by donning his red sweater, tying his sneakers and inviting his preschool pals at home into the bright and lively Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood features the next generation of the original characters from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Daniel’s best friend is O the Owl, who lives with his Uncle X in the tree next door to Katerina Kittycat, daughter of Henrietta Pussycat. Daniel also loves to visit Prince Wednesday, the youngest member of the royal family headed by King Friday, in his castle; and Miss Elaina, who lives with her parents, Lady Elaine Fairchilde and Music Man Stan, in the Museum-Go-Round. The familiar red trolley “ding dings” its way all around the Neighborhood.

The series will be accompanied by interactive content for young viewers, their parents and teachers. A robust Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood website will launch on Monday, August 6, featuring online games that will offer preschoolers a chance to ride through the Neighborhood on Trolley, pick up Daniel and his friends to give them a ride, and further explore Daniel’s world and his daily routines. Through game play, preschoolers will build on the skills covered in the series by actively engaging in pretend play activities with Daniel, exploring routines such as bedtime and bath time, expressing feelings and creativity through music and art and modeling positive relationships and appreciation for others. Online resources for parents, caregivers and teachers also will be available to complement each episode.

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How My House Almost Caught On Fire

Scary situation... My house almost caught on fire. 
God's intervention...Hubby came home to find it.

We have an air conditioner plugged in to the hallway that connects our living room and kitchen.  I woke up Saturday afternoon (not because I'm lazy, because I work the night shift) and my boys asked what that weird smell was.  I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed and told them it was our new air freshener.  Dummy me couldn't tell the difference between an air freshener and wires burning.

We left a little later and headed up to our campsite.  While there, I had another dunce moment and realized I hadn't brought any food for supper.  It didn't bother me much because I figured we could just eat microwaved food from the campground office that night.  I text my husband to tell him and he offered to just run into town, twenty minutes away, to grab some food.  I tried coaxing him out of it because the price of food from the office was going to be the same as gas money to go get our food.  He decided to go anyway...and good thing he did.

The electrical cord from our AC had melted and the outlet was extremely hot.  Added to it was black marks from the smolderings all over the outlet, on my carpet, and up my wall.  Luckily, Jason caught it in time before it caught the whole house on fire.  If he hadn't of been persistent in going home to get our food, we wouldn't have had a place to come home to the next day.

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