Saturday, August 31, 2013

Stuck On You *Giveaway* 4 Winners!

If you are looking for gorgeous name labels, school labels, clothing labels and other personalized labels, Stuck On You is here to help. Your kids may never lose their belongings again! Stuck On You always aims to be number 1 for quality, style and service, and produce a gorgeous range of name labels, school labels or iron on clothing labels. They're bright and easy to read with fun icons to choose from. Stuck On You labels are famous for "Labels That Stay Stuck". The labels stay stuck in the dishwasher, microwave or washing machine. Kids love them for their designs; Moms love them for their practicality. Innovative shoe labels, pencil labels and bag tags ensure your kids are sorted from childcare to school and sporting club activities. When it comes to children's birthdays, Christmas or a special occasions, the Stuck On You range of gifts stand out from the crowd.
We were lucky enough to get a variety of products from Stuck On You! It was so fun choosing my designs and products, and Callan loves everything! Some great items for back-to-school! Lunchboxes - Keep food fresh and organized in this great sized personalized Lunchbox from Stuck On You. Perfect for carrying snacks and lunches with bright designs that are easy for kids to recognize. Drink Bottles - Personalized drink bottles from Stuck On You are spill proof, BPA free & make a fabulous gift. Choose from bright colors and original designs and you will love that the stainless steel bottles are easy for kids to use. Basic Homework Pencils - Stay organized at homework time with some great Basic Homework Pencils from Stuck On You. You will always have pencils on hand with the great HB pencils that come packaged with a sharpener and eraser. Small Canvas - Brighten up your child’s room with a Small Wall Canvas from Stuck On You. Available in a range of bright, original designs and printed on artists quality canvas, kids will love having a special canvas print on their wall.

Reasons to Drink Water

Here are some of the reasons why we should always drink water.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Unhealthy Eating
The Standard American Diet or SAD is heavy on red meat, pork, foods made from dairy or cow's milk, processed foods laced with dangerous chemical preservatives, colorings, vitamins and flavor enhancers. The Standard American Diet is also made up of fried foods, foods cooked with high heat and microwaves, foods made with white refined sugar and flour or more and more today foods that contain high fructose corn syrup. This identifies only a few of the problems with the SAD diet. It also includes all kinds of fruit and vegetable juices whose nutritional value is destroyed by pasteurization...treatment with high heat that destroys all enzymes and most nutrients. Not to mention how many of these juices contain large amounts of added sugar, high fructose corn syrup or dangerous artificial chemical sweeteners and preservatives. Oh, yeah, and let's not forget that the Standard American Diet contains insufficient quantity and variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Personal Blogging
Why create a personal blog? At its core, a personal blog, regardless of focus, is about your desire to communicate with a broader audience to fulfill a personal goal. Personal blogs aren’t diaries. While a personal blog is like keeping a diary, it differs in several major ways. Unlike the old-fashioned hand written diary, there’s no lock and key. In fact, the experience is exactly the opposite. By blogging, instead of keeping your thoughts private, you’re inviting the public to read them. Understand – once your content is public, it’s owned by your community of readers (unless you limit access through the use of password protection.) On the Internet, your blog is a public record that lives forever (or at least until the software disappears or is sold.) Lastly, blogs provide for engagement through their comments (if you allow them.)

Meesh & Mia

Meesh & Mia is where fashion, friends and fans connect. With their focus on the ever growing community of female fans who love to show their individual style, Meesh & Mia takes the latest fashions and combines them with your favorite school colors and logos. They provide a unique, fashion forward approach to University apparel whether you’re looking for something to wear to the game, to work…anywhere! They know you’re serious about fashion, they know you’re serious about showing your school pride, and they want to be sure you’re able to do both!
My team of course is the University Of Minnesota Golden Gophers! The Minnesota Golden Gophers Hi-Lo V-Neck Top proves it's possible to take your everyday tee and give it a modern twist. A perfect fit for any University of Minnesota event, the V-neck top has a lower back hemline making it easy to pair with your favorite leggings, jeggings or skirts! I love it! So comfy, and so cute!

Check it all out at Meesh & Mia on Facebook, as well as Meesh & Mia on Twitter!

Benefits of Eco Friendly Products

Eco bags are earth friendly and a great alternative to plastic bags and paper bags. Custom Green Promos is your #1 source for quality green bags.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Orkin Home Education Kit Blog App *Giveaway*

Is your home at risk? The best way to protect your home is education. How much do you know about household pests? They don’t have a place in your home, but pests do have a place in the world. From science and forensics to art and culture, pests play an important role. Take the Pest Test Quiz to find out how well you know about our tiny neighbors! Orkin are experts in bug science and developing customized solutions for keeping your home pest-free!

Print The Party - Personalized Kids Plate

You have to check out Print The Party for adorable party inspiration and designs! She's got everything you could imagine! We got this cute dinner plate for Callan.
Personalized Kids Plate – Monsters. Because kids plates should be cute! You will love these 10″ Melamine Plates. These are not stickers, the design is part of the actual plate. They are made out a hard/durable BPA Free Plastic that is dishwasher safe! Your little one will just love seeing their name on their plate! So cute, and Callan wants to eat all his meals on this plate now! Adorable!


This Day.....

I can't let this day pass without mention of my angel baby, Mason. Two years ago today he passed away. I won't say much else, since those who regularly read my blog know the story. I love you, Mason Bug, and am always thinking of you!

Eco Friendly Bags

Eco friendly reusable green bags that are an effective solution to the negative impact caused by plastic bags to the environment!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The History Of Blogging

While the term "blog" was not coined until the late 1990s, the history of blogging starts with several digital precursors to it. Before "blogging" became popular, digital communities took many forms, including Usenet, commercial online services such as GEnie, BiX and the early CompuServe, e-mail lists and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). In the 1990s, Internet forum software, such as WebEx, created running conversations with "threads". Threads are topical connections between messages on a metaphorical "corkboard". Some have likened blogging to the Mass-Observation project of the mid-20th century.

Epic Boogie Wipes!

Boogie Wipes has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to bring you Epic branded wipes! Very cool! The same old Boogie Wipes you have grown to love, now with Epic packaging!

Boogie Wipes are made with saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments. Extra soft and scented in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol (for extra stuffy noses), Simply Unscented and Boogieberry, Boogie Wipes are recommended by Pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue.

Get a $3.00 Mail-In Rebate for the movie, Epic!

Don't forget to enter the sweepstakes to a win a trip to Blue Sky Studios!

The Ultimate Life Blog App *Giveaway*

Are you living The Ultimate Life? Between the pressure of running a foundation started by his late grandfather, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens' world is unraveling. But when Jason discovers a journal that his grandfather began as a Depression-era lad, his writings transport Jason on an incredible rags-to-riches ride. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he can discover The Ultimate Life. Opening in theaters September 6th, The Ultimate Life (the sequel to The Ultimate Gift) reminds us some things are worth more than money! With The Ultimate Life Blog App, take the quiz to find out if you are Living Life to the Fullest! Read six great ways to start living the ultimate life now, as written by Jim Stovall, author of The Ultimate Life book. And watch the official trailer for this inspiring movie!

Pür's BOGO Sale is Back!

Pür is currently running their annual BOGO sale, which historically has been one of the brand’s largest online sales of the year - second only to black Friday! This is a true buy one, get one free sale on their bestselling complexion products and allows new & existing customers to try multiple Pür products completely FREE.
Eligible products are listed under the BOGO category page:

Here are the details of the sale:
Pür Minerals BOGO is Back and Better than Ever August 26th – September 2nd, 2013, Pür Minerals is treating customers to a true buy one, get one free sale on When you purchase any product in the BOGO category, you can choose another product in the same category of equal or lesser value for FREE by using code BOGO13 at checkout. Customers will also be able to select the shades of their choice, giving them the power to use the product themselves or share with a friend. Eligible products include:
CC Cream ($38)
4-in-1 Liquid Foundation ($36)
4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer ($34)
Color Correcting Primer ($31)
4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Powder with Skincare ($27)
Disappearing Act 4-in-1 Concealer ($22)


Samsung NX300 Camera Sweepstakes

Follow Samsung on Instagram to win a Samsung NX300 Camera and a Samsung DV105F Camera daily until 8/29! is obsessed with corsets! They have the largest variety of every type of sexy corset you can imagine - From Regular size to Plus size - under bust corsets, leather corsets, corset dresses, steel-boned corsets, etc. Not to mention a fabulous selection of lingerie, hosiery, petticoat skirts, clubwear, and much more!
I received the gorgeous Luxurious Navy Blue Corset - Finished in navy blue tapestry with gold design. Fully adjustable criss-cross ribbon laced back. Mild sweetheart cut. Black lace trim to soften the cleavage line. 15 1/2" in length including lace trim (front of the corset). Cut shorter at the back for added comfort. Sturdy row of metal clasps on the front of the corset. 12 light-weight bones through-out. I love it.

Check it all out at CorsetChick on Facebook, as well as CorsetChick on Twitter.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Fool's Gold Cookbook *Giveaway*

Fool's Gold Cookbook by Susan Mallery

About The Book:
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you to taste the local cuisine of her beloved fictional town and share in a year's worth of deliciously seasonal recipes. Fool's Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it's also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool's Gold have found joy, comfort and good times through food. Now two local Fool's Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time. You'll also find favorite recipes from popular characters in the series, such as: Heidi's Arugula, Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese. Liz's Spaghetti for the Girls. Denise's Summer Berry Pie. With chapters for summer, spring, fall and winter, you can find the perfect recipe for everything from holiday get-togethers to cozy date nights, always using the freshest ingredients. And the heartwarming love story that is woven throughout is Susan Mallery at her finest. The more than 150 recipes and dozens of gorgeous photographs in this book will inspire you to find perfection in the simple and the seasonal. And with all of Fool's Gold with you in the kitchen, your every celebration will have a happy ending!

My Thoughts:
I think that it is so cool that this is a cookbook, as well as a fiction book! A story within a cookbook! How cool! And lots of really yummy recipes for all year round!

About The Author:
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women. Publishers Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. Visit her at

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