Monday, August 30, 2010

Need A New Kitchen Table

On top of needing a new refrigerator, as I mentioned the other day, I would also really love a new kitchen table. So which of these kitchen tables do you like best?

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These are all really different styles. I like them all. Hard to pick just one. Which one is your favorite?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Simply Bags Review

Back to school time, is fast approaching in our household. School starts August 31st. Although my kids are not very happy about going back to school, there is one thing they do get excited about. And that is the "Back to School Shopping."

The "Back to School Shopping" also includes new backpacks. That's why my daughter and I were thrilled when we were contacted by  Simply Bags to review one of their backpacks. My daughter picked out a quilted backpack. 

She wanted it in red with black trim. - So that is what we chose,(other color combinations available)  below is a picture of her modeling her new backpack.






Information on product:
Colorful quilted back pack with polka dot trim. Soft lightweight cotton fabric, for ease in carrying to work, travel or school. Finished with contrasting polka dot trim. Fashion fabric quilted bag measures 11"W x 13"H, five inch footed bottom. Inside zip pocket and outside zipper closure. Finished with polka dot bow.

Our take on the product:

My daughter really loves all the little details on her new backpack. For one thing she loves the color of it. It really stands out with the red! She also likes the little hearts on it - at the end of each zipper. She thinks the bow on it is also super cute. Another really neat thing about it is the straps in the back. There is a zipper attaching the two straps, that way you can either zip them up and use it as one strap, or unzip for two. This is really a unique feature, I have never seen before. My daughter really likes that about it.

And she has her name monogrammed on it too, which she thinks is cool!

Recommendation:

So if you are looking for a great variety of backpacks, bags, etc., then you should check out Simply Bags. The backpack we received is great, and really quality made.

Disclaimer: I was given this backpack from Simply Bags, for the sole purpose of reviewing it. No other compensation was given and my opinions are my own.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Winner!





The giveaway: Penguins of Madagascar Prize Pack (8/23) has ended. Here is the winner: 


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Aloha Friday & Follow Sites


An Island Life hosts this meme. Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

My Question: How old is your refrigerator?

My Answer:  Silly question - maybe. But mine is only about 9 yrs old and it pretty much broke down the other day. Ugh! Now I have to look into getting another one that I really can't afford. I mean my mother said hers is like 25 years old! They don't make things like they used to.

Sorry for the rant, I'm just a little depressed about it.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Enter Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes!

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Have you heard of the Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes? Well I just found out about it and this sounds awesome! You really should check it out and go ahead and enter. I know I am heading over to the website after I write this. I really would love to win this sweepstakes.

Do you want to hear what it is about? Well, listen up, because this is so cool. You could win an entire hotel for a weekend! This sweepstakes is for 100 rooms for two nights for you and your friends! You could really party it up at a Hampton Hotel! The winner will also receive $5000 to help pay for the taxes for the weekend.

What would you do with an entire hotel of your friends? Who would you invite and what would you do? You could really let your imagination go crazy.

If I was to win this I would love to invite all my old college friends. It would be like our own college reunion. That would be so much fun. I haven't seen some of them for awhile, so it would be so cool to be able to all meet up again. We could maybe stay somewhere in Boston and really party it up for the weekend!

So go ahead and enter! The grand prize is for 100 rooms for two nights. And there will also be 100 first prize winners. Where you could win a weekend stay for you and 3 of your friends. Also sweepstakes is open to everyone, not just those who are Hampton Honors members, or those who have stayed there before!
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WW #120 "Field Trip"

Back in May, my daughter missed a field trip she was supposed to go on. That is because of a knee injury and her being on crutches. My husband and I felt guilty about not letting her go, but it just wasn't possible. So ever since then, we promised her we would take her to the place where she was supposed to go.

Well we did that last week. Her class was studying ocean animals, and looking in tide pools. There was also a small science museum that was cool. Here's some pictures of our "field trip."



holding a star fish in the science museum:






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Monday, August 23, 2010

Boost Mobile Re-Boost

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you know about Boost Mobile and their Re-Boost  plan? They carry many options for payments on this plan. The different payment plans are so flexible you really should check them out.

The payment plans include pay online, pay in person, or pay by phone. You can also use your debit/credit card to make a payment. And you can sign up for the worry-free automatic payments. Another great options - is a friend or family member - can even make a payment for a Boost Mobile customer. How great is that?

Boost Mobile is also really useful for your Social Media needs. You can update your Facebook and Twitter accounts very easily from your Boost Mobile phone. This is really the latest thing, so many are doing it. Do you? I would really recommend this to anyone who is into doing this on Social Networks.

Also while you're checking out the Boost Mobile Re-Boost plan you may want to check out the Blackberry. You can get the Monthly Unlimited Plan. For $60 a month you can get, unlimited nationwide talk, text, web & email.

Boost Mobile has so many terrific plans, phones & payment options to pick from. Check them all out today!

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My Sunflowers

Last year I had one beautiful sunflower come up in my garden. This year I had 3 sunflowers grow. Here is a picture of each one of my sunflowers that I grew from seed:



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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Winner!


The giveaway: Seventh Generation " Back To School Kit" (8/ 20) has ended. Here is the winner:

 
 
 
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WW #119 "Sprinklers"

We visited my Mother last week. A park near her has these big sprinklers to play in. The kids like to go there a lot!




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Monday, August 16, 2010

Pillsbury Sweet Moments Review & Giveaway - ENDED!



Pillsbury introduces two new ways to enjoy life’s little luxuries with Sweet Moments Bite-Size and Molten Lava Brownies! Pillsbury Sweet Moments, now available in the refrigerated baked goods section of your local grocery store, are perfect for indulging any time of the day. The Bite-Size Brownies, which are layered with either rich caramel or fudge and chocolaty coating, are just the right size to grab and go for a quick pick-me-up. They’re ready to eat, so are ready right when the craving strikes – no preparation necessary! And, at 60 calories per brownie, they’re just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.

And to reward yourself for a busy day well spent, try a Sweet Moments Molten Lava Brownie, which are served in single-serve bowls and are also available in rich caramel and fudge varieties. Each are covered in decadent chocolate or creamy caramel and topped with a chocolatey drizzle. After only 15 seconds in the microwave, the brownie bowls are warm and ready to enjoy. When chocolate bliss is this easy, how could you resist pausing for a Sweet Moment at the end of your day?

I received a VIP coupon for Pillsbury Sweet Moments from MyBlogSpark. I went to the supermarket and saw the Sweet Moments Molten Lava Brownie. And knew my kids would probably love it. After dinner they had them for dessert. Here is a picture of my daughter eating hers.


As you can tell, she totally loved it! My son did too.


I also received some bath products. Which included: chocolate body lotion, chocolate foot scrub, chocolate shower gel, chocolate bath salts, a shower scrunchy, all included in some cute boxes. Pictured below:


My daughter took a bath last night, and loved smelling like chocolate!

Win it:  One lucky reader will win a VIP coupon for Pillsbury Sweet Moments, and the bath products described and shown above.

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RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends August 31, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winner will have 72 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received the product, information, and prize packs from Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark..

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Box Top For Education & $25 Walmart GC Review/Giveaway

The Box Tops for Education program is an easy solution and this year Walmart is making it even easier! From Aug. 3 - Aug. 31, head over to your local Walmart to find 4 Box Tops on participating General Mills products and earn more cash for the participating school of your choice. As your one-stop destination for all your needs this back-to-school season, Walmart is helping you save more and earn more with the Box Tops for Education brands you love.

With over 20 great brands and more than 40 products participating, here are just a few favorites that include 4 Box Tops that you can find at Walmart this August: Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, Pillsbury Toaster Strudel pastries, Trix Yogurt, Hamburger Helper skillet meals, Totino’s Pizza Rolls snacks, Nature Valley Granola Bars and Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups snacks. Be sure to keep an eye out for Box Tops on great products from Kleenex, Ziploc, and Hefty too!



General Mills through MyBlogSpark sent me a $25 Walmart GC so I could purchase some products with Box Tops. My kids favorite is Trix. So I purchased some Trix cereal. They also love the Trix yogurt. I bought two packs. I had some left over so since my daughter needs some new sneakers and socks for school - we couldn't resist these cool purple ones.






But I am happy we bought some great snacks and will be able to cut the box tops off to donate to my daughter's school in the Fall. 


Win it: One lucky reader will win a $25 Walmart GC!


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9. For 5 extra entries blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post.

RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends August 30, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winner will have 72 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received the product, information, and prize packs from General Mills through MyBlogSpark..

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Sheets From CSN Stores

Don't you just love that clean sheet feeling? When you wash your sheets and put them on your bed. There is nothing better then that.

Well then how about brand new sheets? That's like a double whammy. That clean sheet felling along with crisp new sheets!

That's exactly what has happened to me. I received some new sheets from CSN Stores. When I was asked to do another review for them. I immediately thought of getting some sheets for my bed. I can not remember the last time I bought some. So I was very excited to pick some new ones out.

I decided on these Laura Ashley - Emilie Sheet Set - King. Here they are pictured below. (not my actual bed - I will spare you that)



But these sheets are so beautiful & so nice. I tried them out last night for the first time. I couldn't wait to go to bed so I could sleep on my new sheets. I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve. These sheets are great -  I'm so happy! And I was happy (as usual) with CSN Stores service - especially the fast shipping!

Disclaimer: I received a $60.00 online GC from CSN Stores to facilitate this review. No other compensation was given, and my opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WW #118 "Future Lifeguards"

Had a great time camping last week. Here they are in the lifeguard chair. My annual pictures I get of them in this chair.




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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Online Degree - MAT@USC.

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.

Thinking about getting your degree? Have you been putting it off because you think you don't have time? Or are there other reasons you haven't done it yet?

Well now is a great time to pursue that dream of getting your degree. You can get your Master of Arts teaching degree. The USC Rossier School of Education’s MAT@USC offers you the convenience of doing so online.

There are so many benefits of getting your Master of Arts teaching degree online. I was looking at the MAT@USC program information , and found a lot of really great reasons to start pursing this. Some of them are as follows:


• Highly interactive online learning combined with field-based experiences
• Groundbreaking tuition reimbursement program
• Accelerated program you can complete in as little as 12 months
• Opportunity to become a part of the elite USC Trojan Family
• Tuition reimbursement and scholarships
• MAT@USC Student Blog, hear insights about the program from actual students
• Rossier and the MAT@USC were awarded by AACTE for innovative use of technology in education
• Technology video that introduces the interactivity of the program
• First cohort of the MAT@USC graduate in May

Wow! There are so many reasons to get your online degree from The USC Rossier School of Education’s MAT@USC. If this sounds of interest to you check it out for yourself. There is no better time then now!

Visit my sponsor: Master of Arts in Teaching degree online from USC

Post It Note Tuesday & Follow Sites

Time for another Post It Note Tuesday. If you want to play too then go here:  Visit SupahMommy. Go here to make your Post its: Superstickies.



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