Friday, December 30, 2011

Cashin' in the New Year!! ~ $190 Cash Giveaway ~ 12/30 ~ 1/2

Hostessed by Home Grown Families and Mama to 4 Blessings with the help of several other fantastic group of bloggers we bring you Cashin' in the New Year! This giveaway runs from 12:01 AM on Friday 12/30 and will run until Monday, 1/2 at 11:59 PM (all Eastern times). One winner will receive $190 Cash into their paypal!

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Blu-Ray Giveaway!! 12/25~1/7

Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray Disc Player

1: Sony BDP-S380 Blu-ray Disc Player
Quick summary:

Enjoy Full HD1080p Blu-ray Disc movies, or connect to the Internet and stream a wide variety of online entertainment including movies, TV episodes, videos, music and live sports from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora and more with the BDP-S380 Blu-ray Disc player. Download the free "Media Remote" app and turn your iPhone, iPad or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote control with a full keyboard so you can search and instantly access detailed movie information. Plus, start watching your movies faster than ever with the Quick Start/Load feature.

Technical Details

  • Enjoy Blu-ray Disc movies in brilliant high-definition resolution or upscale the quality of your DVDs to near HD
  • Instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows, live sports, videos, and music from Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and many more
  • Free, downloadable "Media Remote" app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone turns it into a versatile remote
  • Connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device to enjoy videos, photos, and music on the big screen
  • Add a Sony USB Wi-Fi adapter to easily connect to your wireless broadband network, or connect via standard Ethernet port

Unlimited Entertainment

Blu-ray Disc Full HD 1080p Playback
Enjoy your Blu-ray Disc movies in all their high-definition glory. And don't forget about those DVDs: the BDP-S380 will upscale the quality of your DVDs to near HD, for a better picture on your HDTV.
Instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows, live sports, videos and music from Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and many more.
Streaming Content
With the BDP-S380 Blu-ray Disc player, there's always something on. Using your home broadband internet connection, you can instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows, live sports, videos and music from Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and many more. Connect to your home network with a standard Ethernet cable or add Sony's UWA-BR100 Wi-Fi adapter (sold separately).

Sony's I/P Noise Reduction is also on-board, helping to improve the picture quality of Internet entertainment and enjoy crisp, clear images on your HDTV--even with compressed, streaming media.
Turn your iPhone, iPad, or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote when you download Sony's free "Media Remote" app.
Wi-Fi Ready
Access the internet without extra cables--just add Sony's UWA-BR100 USB Wi-Fi adapter (sold separately) to easily connect to your home wireless broadband network. Once connected, you can access and stream content from a large selection of entertainment apps.
Mobile Device ControlSony BDP-S380 Wireless
Turn your iPhone, iPad or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote when you download Sony's free "Media Remote" app. This gives you basic remote functions, a full QWERTY keyboard, plus the ability to search for information about the movies you're watching on YouTube, Wikipedia, and many BRAVIA Internet Video services. Better yet, share information with your friends via Twitter.
Add Sony's USB Wi-Fi adapter to easily connect to your home wireless network.
Faster Loading Times
Get your popcorn ready. With Quick Start/Quick Load, you will begin enjoying your entertainment faster than ever.
Movie Info at Your Fingertips
Connect to the internet and get detailed information about the movie you're watching with Gracenote service. This easy-to-navigate service displays handy info such as cast information, genre, jacket art and more right on your TV screen. You can also access select internet apps including YouTube and Qriocity to find related entertainment.
Enjoy Your Photos, Movies and Music
Hook up your digital camera, camcorder, USB flash drive, or USB-enabled MP3 player via the built-in USB input and view pictures, videos or listen to music on your TV.

2: Four Fun Blu-ray Movies

  1. Marley & Me: Marley is back for more tail-wagging fun, and this time he speaks! That's right, "the world's worst dog" has a frisky voice and and an attitude to match. Release Date: 08/16/2011 Rating: PG Format: DVD Screen Format: Widescreen Run Time (in minutes): 86 minutes Language: English Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround
  2. Bridesmaids: The delightful Kristen Wiig, who's shone in dozens of supporting roles and on Saturday Night Live, hits a bull's-eye with her first lead role in Bridesmaids. Annie (Wiig) isn't doing so well; her bakery failed and she keeps sleeping with a good-looking louse (Jon Hamm, Mad Men), but she's always had her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph, Away We Go) to buoy her up… until Lillian gets engaged.
  3. Hotel For Dogs: Everyone deserves a loving family, but foster kids Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin) have been placed with a flaky couple who care more for their aspiring rock careers than their foster children. Even though Andi and Bruce's mischievous tendencies repeatedly get them into trouble, the siblings are essentially good kids who care deeply for one another and their secretly adopted dog Friday. After a close call with the local pound, the kids end up searching for Friday in an abandoned old hotel where they find several stray dogs seeking shelter. The kids' compassion for the homeless dogs compels them to begin caring for the strays and they soon join forces with three other local kids to take in strays from across the city.
  4. How to Train Your Dragon: A winning mixture of adventure, slapstick comedy, and friendship, Hiccup (voice by Jay Baruchel) is a failure as a Viking: skinny, inquisitive, and inventive, he asks questions and tries out unsuccessful contraptions when he's supposed to be fighting the dragons that attack his village. How to Train Your Dragon will be just as enjoyable 10 or 20 years from now as it is today. (Rated PG: suitable for ages 8 and older, violence, some intense action and scary dragons) --Charles Solomon

3: $25 Pizza Hut Gift Card

Need we say more? Fresh Hot Pizza delivered right to your door!

4: Orville Redenbacher Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn

You always need popcorn to watch a movie!

Thursday, December 22, 2011 makes a great last minute gift!

Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa caught in the act in his or her very own home. is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos.

In three simple steps anyone can upload a holiday photo, add Santa Claus and print it as proof… or share it via Facebook and Twitter. Last-minute shoppers can purchase Gift Cards and eGift Certificates for loved ones with children, making a great gift idea even if you don't have kids yourself.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Win an HP Mini Netbook 12/20 ~ 1/1

Win an HP Mini Netbook

Small and compact

Our Mini 110 packs all the essential technology you need on the go. Features include:

  • Genuine Windows 7 Starter
  • Fast, easy, trusted Web browsing with Windows Internet Explorer4
  • An Intel Atom N455 processor with energy-efficient performance (or upgrade to dual core Atom N570)
  • Color choice of black (standard), pacific blue, or sonoma red
  • A 10.1" diagonal LED display
  • 1GB system memory (user upgradeable to 2GB)
  • A 250GB§§ hard drive for storing photos and songs, or upgrade to 320GB
  • Three USB ports
  • Integrated Wireless-N for wireless access within range of a hotspot (Bluetooth is optional)2
  • An optional external CD/DVD drive for installing software (the Mini has no internal optical drive)
  • ENERGY STAR® qualification

Mobile and connected

It's easy to stay in touch via your HP Mini 110, which comes with:

  • A built-in webcam for chatting with friends and family4
  • HP QuickWeb, a fast way to connect to the Web, e-mail, and favorite apps in seconds4
  • An integrated multi-format digital media card reader that supports SD/SDHC/SDxC, MMC, and mini versions of SD/MMC/MS adapters (adapter not included)
  • A built-in VGA port for connecting a monitor
  • 5 free HP games, already loaded on your PC

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 Coming in January!!!

Jyla's Three Of Us Giveaway  is accepting sponsors for this event.  If you have a product you want to included in the Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012, send an email to Jyla's Three Of Us Giveawy is accepting products for review and another for a giveaway for one of the readers. 

Even if you do not want to participate in the hop, there are already 40 blogs signed up, so there will be lots of great giveaways to enter!!! Be sure to note it will be Jan 20-27th!


You would include a Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 button in your sidebar and giveaway post to identify your giveaway as being a part of this hop.

Event Details:

*Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 is Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 is being host byJyla's Three Of Us GiveawayJ-Man and MillerBug & Generations of Savings

*The Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 starts January 20 - January 27

*The value of the prize package in total must amount up to $25. You can provide your own giveaway as the total prize giveaway.

*Blogs will be linking with each other for readers to blog hop to blogs and enter to win great prize packages.

*Each blog will have their own theme so prize packages are going to be great.

*Blogs will be linking with each other for readers to blog hop to blogs and enter to win great prize packages.

*Each blog will have their own theme so prize packages are going to be great.

This is the biggest event that will consist of 200 blogs coming together to bring you giveaways from sponsoring companies. Spread the news about Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 event on your blog by doing a post and Facebook and twitter for other blogs to join. This event is being promoted and given the publicity it needs throughout the months.

The participating blogs URL linky will be emailed to you.   

Sign Up and Fee:

Sign up will be a $5 fee and PayPal (Buy Now) button is at left sidebar. You also have the option to write a post about the Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012, on your blog and have the $5 fee waived.  You must fill out the form in order to participate and pay the $5 fee or put the post on your blog.  This must be done before you add your blog URL to the link.  

Bloggers any questions email  After sign up you will be emailed information about the event.  The Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 blog button is located at the left side bar.  Grab the blog button html codes for your blog. 

Our Twitter Hashtag #Blogorama Bonanza. Do tweets about bloggers to signing up. 

Win $50 PayPal Cash

We’re giving back! As a thank you for all your support. If you want to be listed on this giveaway, go fill out this form! It’s FREE!

Copy all this information and make a blog post on it in order to promote the SIGN UP phase.
 Sign up until:
December 18th or EARLIER IF there is a large response.
The giveaway will run from December 18, 2011 – January 1, 2012
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

$100 Amazon Twitter Blast

What is a Twitter Blast? You the blogger can join for free with one account – Twitter. Then we will provide the prize-$100 Amazon card.

Amee from Madame Deals and Jen from all her blogs (Kobiso, Makobi Scribe, Sason and Pobi, etc) are the sponsors!!

What do you need to do to join?
Post about the event with the button linking back to this post. (Right click save the image)
Fill out this form - sign ups close Dec 14th at 9 AM EST.
Post the Rafflecopter on your blog and your Facebook page for the event. You can get it here
Then schedule the giveaway post to go live on Dec 15 11:59 PM EST to Jan 1 12:01
You can post on every blog you have, one post per twitter account.
I will email you on the 14th to remind you.

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Friday, December 9, 2011



Ends Sunday (12/11) At Midnight CT
Totsy offers moms on-the-go and moms-to-be access to brand-specific sales, up to 80% off retail, just for them and the kids, ages 0-7. 

Top brands for mom, baby, and child. Prenatal care products, baby gear, travel accessories, bedding and bath, children's clothing, toys, DVDs, and educational materials are just a sampling of a selection that promises only the best in quality and designer brands. 

100% eco-friendly:Totsy is the first company in private sales to take on sustainable and socially responsible initiatives in all areas of business. One baby, one tree: With every purchase you make throughTotsy, we will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation. Who says shopping can't save the world?

Vistaprint - Day 5: Stockings + Stuffers: Free Tote Bag

Vistaprint - Day 5: Stockings + Stuffers: Free Tote Bag

Looking for a stocking stuff idea that’s a little longer-lasting than candy? Get on of our durable canvas tote bags. They make great carry-alls, beach bags, book bags and more. Choose your design and personalize with a line of text. Plus, you can get one for free!

Canvas People 11x14 - $27 Shipped

Canvas People 11x14 - $27 Shipped
Exclusive New Offer - 2 Days Only - Ends Saturday (12/10) @ Midnight 

CanvasPeople .com is offering beautiful 11x14 canvas for only $27 This Includes Shipping!!
Order by Midnight December 10th to Guarantee Arrival before Christmas

Canvas People 16x20 - $37 Shipped (In Time For Christmas!) Ends 12/10 @ Midnight

Canvas People 16x20 - $37 Shipped (In Time For Christmas!)
Exclusive New Offer - 2 Days Only - Ends Saturday (12/10) @ Midnight 

This Is The Best Value! Perfect Size For Any Wall!

CanvasPeople .com is offering beautiful 16x20 canvas for only $37 This Includes Shipping!!
Order by Midnight December 10th to Guarantee Arrival before Christmas

Christmas Event Holiday Hop~Giveaway 12/9~12/23

Welcome to the Christmas Event Holiday Hop hosted by Cute-Ecakes where you don't have to jump through hoops to have a chance for some GREAT prizes!! Each blog has at least $50 in cash, gc and prizes to give away so hop to it!

I will be giving away a book and $30 Amazon Gift Certificate.

The book is "Making Handmade Books100BindingsStructures & Forms." by Alisa Golden.

 I love, love, love this book!!! I will also be giving a $30 Amazon Gift Certificate which could be used towards supplies or whatever you would like.

Now get to hopping and see what wonderful prizes these great blogs have in store for you!
1. Cute-Ecakes  4. Living at the Whitehead's Zoo  7. At The Maple Table  
2. Almost Crazy Coupon Lady  5. Serving While Saving  8. Boys Toys Chaos and Joys
3. Why We Love Green  6. Conversations with Carolyn  

A special thanks to all our sponsors!

Charity Art Sale

The month of December brings out the kindness of people, especially when it comes to children. Having a family, who have supported St Jude's for years, worked local church's soup kitchen on the holiday and selling things for various charities. I think it is very important to keep the message of the season in the forefront of people's minds. The follow is one of the most creative ideas I've heard.

In coordination with the Cayuga Heights Elementary School in Depew, NY, art students turn their projects into prints and greeting cards. The kids get a HUGE kick out of what can be done with Photoshop to enhance pencil drawings, and more so excited when they see their work UNALTERED and on the computer screen for sale!

This is Giovanna, the founder of Decorate for Goodness Sake on her first interview!

This year all proceeds go to St Jude Children's Research Hospital.


No child is turned away because their families cannot pay. 

Every purchase is accompanied with a thank you note on behalf of the children of St Jude's, from Giovanna. 
100% of proceeds are donated.
You can view the charity art sale HERE!

Won't you come and see what she has made this year?

And please, bloggers and readers alike- NOW is the time to use the power of social media. NOW is the time to SHARE this post. NOW is the time to use our influence. LIVES can be saved.


Winter Wonder Week Dec 8-15

Winter Wonder Week

Welcome to Winter Wonder Week! Hosted by Parent Palace. 100 bloggers have pulled together to offer some great prizes to help you celebrate the Winter holidays! Up for grabs are:
  • $500.00 CASH paid via PayPal from all of the participating blogs
  • Epson Artisan 837 all in one
  • $100 Gift Card from Howard Computers
  • 3pc. Gaming Bundle from Newbie Technology
  • Kindle from Jolly Savers
  • iPad 2 from a Super Secret Sponsor (they’re a nonprofit who have asked to remain anonymous – they just ask you remember the pets this holiday)
As you hop along to the different blogs you’ll find some may have a secret image. That image shows you have earned an extra  5 entries! Without further ado, let the wonder begin!

Hop along to find the mystery elf, and to follow via Google+ and/or GFC! Happy holidays :)
1. Oh My Gosh Beck  34. Southern Girl Ramblings  67. Married to a Geek  
2. Nickel and DIming with Nikki  35. Keenly Kristin  68. Callista's Ramblings  
3. Planet Weidknecht  36. Emily Reviews  69. Green Mam-a Jam-a  
4. Mia's Musings  37. Mom Always Finds Out  70. Tidbits From A Mom  
5. Super Saver Mama  38. Generations of Savings  71. We Have It All  
6. Coupon Scribbles  39. MamaNYC  72. Coupon Smarties  
7. Howard House Reviews  40. A Helicopter Mom  73. Opal Stevens  
8. Lib's Library  41. Mom with a dot com  74. Mommies Point of View  
9. Kids Fun Reviewed  42. Artsy Chaos  75. Grandma Bonnie's Closet  
10. Bond With Karla  43. Giveaway Blogdom  76. Coupon Savings In The South  
11. Pawsitive Living  44. The Ordinary Aunt  77. Mama on a Green Mission  
12. My SoCal Life  45. Tethered Mommy  78. Couponing & Reviewing in TX  
13. Maryland Momma's Rambles and Reviews  46. Simple Wyrdings  79. Coupon Spice  
14. Mommys Money Saving Madness  47. More 4 Mom's Buck  80. Mommyhood's Diary  
15. Sweet Phenomena  48. The Reynolds Mom  81. A Thrifty Diva Surviving MommyHood  
16. The More The Merrier  49. Traci66  82. Front Porch Reviews  
17. Racing and Saving Mama  50. Living On Limited Income  83. Tiffany Martel  
18. Shelly's Bits N Pieces  51. Smart Spending Spot  84. Saving With Scissors  
19. Di Doodlings  52. Home Grown Families  85. The Penny-Wise Mama  
20. Makobi Scribe  53. The Family That  86. Eco-Crazy Mom  
21. Thrifty Ninja  54. Moose and Tater  87. Christa's Random Thoughts!!!  
22. Mommy Who Loves Giveaways  55. Valerie's Reviews  88. Formula Mom  
23. This Lil Piglet  56. The Shopping Duck  89. Life With Two Boys  
24. Day by Day in Our World  57. Life's Cheap Thrills  90. Mom to Bed by 8  
25. Punk Rock Momma  58. Mary's Cup of Tea  91. Savings In Seconds  
26. Money $aving Michele  59. Tales From the Nursery  92. The Spring Mount 6 Pack  
27. Susie B. Homemaker  60. Baby Feet and Puppy Breath  93. Full Price? NEVER!  
28. At The Maple Table  61. FurKid Fosters  94. Life According to Damaris  
29. Granny Loves Gift Baskets  62. Seventeen Sirens  95. Celebrate Woman Today  
30. Jennifers Savings  63. Books R Us  96. Pretty Opinionated  
31. Coupon Clipinista  64. Wishful Thinking 247  97. Parent Palace  
32. What Mommy Wants  65. Esavingsblog  
33. Look What I Got For Free  66. Me, Him and the Cats  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blog Bash Christmas 12/1 ~ 12/6

Hosted by Family Approve

Each participating blog has a giveaway of at least $100, be sure to check them out.

I will be giving away the following:

Lia Sophia Mid Summer Night Necklace ($38)

Lia Sophia Bouquet Earrings ($30)

Lia Sophia Pixie Dust Necklace ($38)

12 Days of Christmas Cash Giveaway ~ 12/1 - 12/12

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Cash Giveaway! Christmas is right
around the corner so here is your chance to win some last minute shopping
money! This giveaway will last for 12 days! Giveaway opens Dec. 1st
12:01am EST and will come to a close Dec. 12th 11:59pm EST. The 12 days of
Christmas Cash Giveaway has a total of $725 in prizes to 12 different
winners! =)

What can you win?
  • 1 of 1 $200 grand prize sponsored by Maddox Cole Media
  • 1 of 2 $100 prizes
  • 1 of 4 $50 prizes
  • 1 of 5 $25 prizes

Christmas Event 2011 ~ Part 2

Welcome to PART 2! 
We are excited to SUPPORT MOMMY with $100 CASH!

Entry could not be easier! Just follow us all on Twitter below! For even extra entries come back for your daily votes!

Please be sure to help us reach our goal!
The TOYS FOR TOTS donation drive is going on NOW!
(Donation has NO bearing on Giveaway)
You can donate as little as $1 to make a brighter Holiday for a child!
Check my sidebar to help!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Welcome to the Christmas Event!

The theme of this event is: 
May the season warm your soul

We will be holding 5 events from now until Christmas designed to


Friday, November 25, 2011

12 Day of Gifts Galore 11/25-12/6~$10 Amazon GC & Lovable Labels Package

gifts galore hop

Welcome to 12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop hosted by Tales From the Nursery, Formula Mom, and Mama on a Green Misson. There's over $5,000 in prizes offered to help you get the gifts you need this holiday season. After you are done entering our giveaway you'll want to check out everyone else's AND enter for a chance to win one of three GRAND prizes sponsored by Kudzoom! Each blog you stop and enter at will be another entry!

One reader will win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate and Lovable Labels Santa’s Pick Package.

Loveable Labels offers Holiday Packs that are perfect for your holiday needs.You can choose between the Holly Jolly Gift Pack or the Santa Sampler Gift Pack! Once you’ve decided on a package, you can then choose the colors you would like. I chose the Holly Jolly Gift Pack – Santa’s Pick. It was a hard decision to decide between the two packages offered. They both looked great!

Holly Jolly Gift Pack includes:
  • 15 Sticker Labels
  • 40 Slimline Sticker Labels
  • 24 Press N’ Stick Clothing DOTS
  • 12 Shoe Labels
  • 2 Mini Metal Tags

**Disclosure** The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Treasure Train~Blog Hop & Treause Hunt 11/21-12/5~$25 Amazon Gift Certificate

All aboard…The Christmas Treasure Train is leaving the station! Anitra from The MamaZone and Angie from Laughter Does the Heart Good are thrilled to be your conductors on this wild ride for gifts and cash!

This giveaway hop is a little different than most because it has the added element of a cash treasure hunt! As you hop through entering the giveaways on these fabulous blogs, keep your eyes open—you just might find some hidden cash! Here’s how it works:
  • Visit each blog listed below and enter to win.
  • After you enter on a blog, look for the image of the Christmas Treasure Train.
  • If the train contains a three digit code, make a note of it.
  • Once you collect all 10 randomly hidden codes, enter here to win the Grand Prize of $100 paid via PayPal.
  • As an added bonus, if you enter every giveaway involved you’ll earn 25 extra entries into the Grand Prize drawing (Sweet!).