Sunday, July 31, 2011

Chicken Soup For The Soul Country Music Winners!!

We Have The Chicken Soup For The Soul Country Music Winners!!

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My Coke Rewards-Schools Program

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Everybody loves Coke right? Well,now there is even a better way for you to not only enjoy all of your favorite Coke products but also help schools in your neighborhood!  As Coke Rewards has a new program where you can donate all your points to a school in your community to help students with things that they really need. Such as art supplies~sports equipment and class books~and many other resources that will help students learn and excel.

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My Coke Rewards for Schools is an easy way for parents, friends and others in the community to support local schools by donating My Coke Rewards points. Points can be found on many different beverages. You can register to a free account and it is real easy~Only takes a few minutes to make a lifetime difference!

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Now through September 30, Sprite is giving away 25 playgrounds, worth $25,000, to schools and are giving consumers who purchase and enter a code from any package of Sprite/Sprite Zero an entry into the sweepstakes to help their school win. In addition, every three points donated to the school through the Sprite Spark Parks for Schools sweepstakes will give the school additional chances. Any new school that registers will be given a chance to win.

How it works for Schools (How to Donate)

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• Purchase your favorite participating Coca-Cola product (there are 15 participating brands)
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• Pick your school and donate the number of points you would like to give
• Your school uses the points to get rewards like athletic equipment, classroom supplies and more

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Straight Talk 2-No Contrats-No Problem!

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Have you been paying over $50.00 for your cell phone bill? If you are like the average person you are paying more and I am here to tell you about Straight Talk. As you can get Unlimited Monthly service is only $45.00. That and includes calls, text, picture messaging, and web. Did you know that you can get Straight Talk 2 with no contract?!? It's true~you an get everything you need

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Pretty Woman Perfume Winners!

The Pretty Woman Perfume Winners Have Been Chosen They Are~





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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Safe From the Past Blog Tour and Giveaway!

~Safe From The Past~

Patricia Miller Mauro

A kidnapping, the divorce of her parents, the loss of her father, temporary abandonment and extreme poverty are just some of the issues the author dealt with as a young child. 

Her mother finally tells her she must go to college so she can break out of this cycle of poverty and hopelessness. But how can she when she has no money and absolutely no confidence or self esteem? 

Read this true story to discover what hope, faith and determination can do to change a life.

A truly inspiring, deeply personal tale of perseverance in the face of unimaginable hardships, Safe from the Past makes clear the restorative power of an education.

Told in an open, honest voice with the deepest sincerity, the author's life story serves as a rousing inspiration to those with the desire to create a better life than the one they are currently living.

No matter how helpless you feel, everyone has the power to shape their own life.

This was a very good book~ a very short fast read that holds your attention. I really like true stores and this did not let me down.  It was good to read as no matter what hardships and struggles were thrown at her she made it thorough. She turned in to a very bad situation into a good one. As she grew up to not only to be successful~she forgave her Mother for everything in her past. I think that her faith in God helped her see things in a new light. I would recommend this book to everyone~As I plan to share my copy with my daughter and granddaughter.  

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About the Patricia Miller Mauro~

   Patricia worked in New York City's financial district for thirteen years in the field of securities operations. At that time, she went on to obtain an MBA from New York University. She and her husband moved to Dallas, TX in 2001 where they are raising their two children.

During her time in NY, Patricia wrote an article entitled "A Tribute To My Mother" which was published in "The Recovery Journal" in 1999. Her book is a continuation of that tribute and serves to spread the message to those in similar situations that good news is on its way to children considering a higher education but who are afraid to dream. For more information please visit, 

You can see all the links from the tour here~

{{I was sent the Safe From The Past Book to review~All opinions are my own.No monies were offered or exchanged}

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Things Remembered Contest and Giveaway 8/2

Things Remembered is having a Holiday Photo Contest on Facebook right now!
I know you are thinking Holiday?!? Well~it's never to early to think about the holidays and Things Remembered is giving you a chance to win $200.00 and be featured in their Holiday Campaign! It's real easy to enter~all you have to do is enter your favorite holiday photo! Here is my entry~

~Santa Helpers~
Christmas is one of my favorite time of the years and this is one of my favorite photos! This is my oldest and her daughters and I just love the smiles on their faces. Don't they make cute Santa Helpers?
You can enter too~But you better hurry as it ends August 4th! Enter here

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A 5 X 7 Soho Gunmetal Frame from Things Remembered! This will be great to frame that picture in that you submitted in the contest.
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{Disclosure~I will receive a product from Things Remembered.No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted.The opinions above are my own}

Shabby Apple Is Having A Sale!

Dresses from Shabby Apple

Did you know that Shabby Apple is Having a Sale?!?  That's right until the end of July everything is 20% off and Free Shipping!

-This 20% Off Sale Includes SALE ITEMS and our PRACTICALLY PERFECT SECTION!  That makes some of their dresses as low as $40!

I love Shabby Apple~the dresses are too cute and fit so well. They have one that will fit your style~and at this price you can pick up 2!


These are just a few of my favorites~

You can see all this and more at Shabby Apple but you better hurry before time runs out!

The Lucille Ball RKO Comedy Collection Vol.1 DVD Giveaway 8/8

Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the queen of comedy with the Warner Archive! is thrilled to announce the DVD release of The Lucille Ball RKO Comedy Collection: Vol. 1 in honor of Lucy’s  100th Birthday:
Long before she was crowned the queen of TV, Lucille Ball reigned as the "Queen of the Bs" for RKO Pictures, appearing in over 43 films in under a decade. Although she had yet to find her niche, Lucy's prodigious talents, grace and charm as a performer found her much in demand across a wide variety of movies. This collection brings together three rarely seen cinematic treasures from Lucy's RKO days, giving modern audiences a chance to witness a star on the rise. 3 Films on 2 DVDs.
 ~The Lucille Ball RKO Comedy Collection Vol. 1~
This DVD is set to be released on Aug 2nd and you can be one of the first see it!

Films Included:
Go Chase Yourself~ (1938) Before she hitched her hilarious antics to Vincente Minnelli's The Long, Long Trailer, Lucy joined Joe Penner and a slightly shorter trailer in this madcap romp. After bank robbers use her husband's camper to cover their getaway, Carol Meeley (Ball) sets out to prove her hubby is far too dumb to commit a crime.
Next Time I Marry~ (1938) Lucy moves up to leading lady in this screwball comedy, served up with inspired humor by Garson Kanin in one of his earliest directorial efforts. In order to claim her inheritance, heiress Nancy Crocker Fleming (Ball) must marry a "plain American Joe." So she does what any self-respecting debutante would do ­ she hires a husband.
Look Who's Laughing~ (1941) An alluring and glamorous Lucy enjoys top billing in this feature length satire based on the long running Fibber McGee and Molly radio series. Joining Lucy and the McGees (Jim and Marion Jordan) in this rollicking satire are Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, who see Fibber try to persuade an aircraft company to set up shop in the small town of Wistful Vista. James V. Kern, who would later direct I Love Lucy, pens the tale, while screen pioneer Allan Dwan directs.
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Mrs. Renfro's Salsa Giveaway Winner!!

We Have The Winner of the Mrs. Renfro's Salsa's!!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Supernatural The Anime Series on DVD/Blu-Ray Now!

Did you watch the Supernatural and can't wait to see it again? Well~Today is the day as WB has released the anime series today!! Supernatural noted for its creative storytelling of the occult during its first six seasons on The CW Network, has also achieved great popularity across the planet – particularly in Japan. Inspired by its sensational following overseas, Warner Home Video Japan and renowned animation studio Madhouse combined forces to envision Supernatural as an anime series – first released in Japan and now translated for American audiences.
The creators of Supernatural were able to construct an animated world in which there were no boundaries. This new look into Supernatural brings new perspective to the show. From adding color, intensity and action to scenes, to vivid images of horrifying demons, the medium does not disappoint.

Has your perspective ever changed by looking at life moments in a new light?

I have had many life changes over the years but I would say that the the biggest one that made me look at life different is the loss of my parents. As even though I am a adult,I never realized how much I really depended on them. As I had always told my Mom that I would not make it with out her..Well~here it is 1 1/2 years later and I am still here. Not that it hasn't been rough~but I know that she would want me to be happy and that is what I am trying to do every day. I struggle but I find a reason to smile every day.As I look at my grandchildren and know that life will go on as that is just the facts of life..

 I would have to say that if they were to develop a story of my life I would like it to be animated. As I would want the whole family to enjoy it and laugh at the same time. I think that life is too short to not find something to smile about every day.

If you were to develop a story about your life would you want it to be told on film or animated in ink? Why?
Get your copy of Supernatural: The Anime Series on DVD or Blu-Ray today! 

{I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Supernatural: The Anime Series on DVD/Blu-Ray.}

Challenge Go Bots DVD Review

The GoBots are reporting for action on DVD and they have never looked this good!.Experience the first five episodes of the exciting animated series -- known to fans as "The Battle for Gobotron" saga -- in revitalized digitally remastered splendor.

On distant planet GoBotron dwells a race of robots able to transform themselves into amazing fighting vehicles. As war rages between noble Guardian GoBots and evil Renegade GoBots, the Renegades escape to Earth to conquer the planet. But the Guardians follow and the battle begins. Along with heroic humans, Leader-1, Turbo and Scooter strive to keep Earth safe from the Renegades and other foes, from invading aliens to deranged scientists and dangerous gangs.

Based on Hasbro's GoBots toy line, the American version of the Japanese toy line Machine Robo.

{I was sent Challenge of the Gobots DVD to review~All opinions are my own.No monies were offered or exchanged} 

Tracfone-Find One For You!

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Back when I was a kid there was no cell phones. Now~I don't think that there are too many kids without one. I know that  I remember when I first got my cell phone~it was so heavy and  there was no way that I could close it~let alone carry it in my pocket. Now that times have changed~so have cell phones! As there are so many different styles and features. Heck~my grandchildren know more about them then I do!


Having cell phones for everyone can become expensive. But not anymore as with Tracfone you can find a plan that is right for you and your family!

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Pay As You Go~You can add minutes at thousand's of stores or online. It is real easy. Just look at this video from real TracFone customers to see for yourself!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas in July with

Did you know that in only 5 months it will be Christmas?!

I have already started to get things for the grandchildren as I have so many to buy for that I try to shop all year. We also like to decorate the whole house as Christmas is my favorite time of the year. One thing that we like to do is hang all the Christmas Cards up that we get. We get so many of them that it seems a shame to just put them in the drawer. We usually just make a circle around one of the doorways as that way everyone that comes over can also enjoy them. I like to start shopping early for our Christmas cards as that is just one more thing that I can cross off my list. One of the places that I have found that has everything that we need is  As they have everything you need for all your holidays!
At the end of the season we like to find things to do with all the unique Christmas cards.
A great way to recycle the cards from year to year~

  Gift Tags~
 You can use any part of the card that is your favorite~cut out and add glitter~lace or buttons We used yarn to make the hangers. You can decorate these any way that you would like. No matter what they will be  bit hit with everyone!

Ball Ornaments~
Take your Christmas Card and trace several circles on the back of the front of the card.{You can use a small medicine bottle}
 Out of Cardboard, cut out a triangle that would fit inside  the small circles.
Take the cardboard triangle and place it in the middle of the circle.
 Fold Ends over triangle.  Use the triangle again until all circle pieces have been folded.
Use glue and paperclips to begin gluing the bent circles together until a ball is formed.

Lacing Cards~
Just  use a hole punch to punch several holes along each side of the card. Show your child how to lace a piece of yarn through each hole! You could even get the yarn to match the design.

 All these crafts are so much fun and so easy to do!

{Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Storkie.  Any opinions expressed above are my own.}

The Smurfs A Magical Smurf Adventure Review and Giveaway 8/5

Get your Smurf on with Warner Home Video’s release of~

~The Smurfs A Magical Smurf Adventure~

In a hidden village dwells a clan of magical creatures, living in mushroom houses and taking showers with dewdrops. They’re those international celebrities known far and wide as the Smurfs — and they’re back on DVD. This itty-bitty powder-blue crew, including Brainy, Lazy, Vanity and Smurfette, is led by the wise, gentle and 542-year-old Papa Smurf. Gargamel, the local evil wizard, is forever scheming against the tiny team but our little friends outsmurf him every time! The Smurfs may only be three apples high, but they left miles of smiles on the faces of Saturday morning cartoon fans.  Smurf it up again with this colorful collection of superior Smurftainment!. 

Who doesn't remember the Smurfs? As they were the hottest thing around for many years.
Hanna Barbera, produced the animated series of "The Smurfs" and the popularity of these cute little guys just soared. The animated series ran from 1981 through to 1990, on NBC in America, and won many awards and was watched and loved by millions.
This DVD brought back so many memories..
My kids loved to get up in the morning and watch The Smurfs when they were young. I remember that each one liked a different Smurf and when we went to the store we would have to look for that certain one for each kid. They also had sheet sets~I remember telling my grandchildren that the other day and they sure laughed..As thinking about your parents having something you like now is kinda funny isn't it?!? LOL

We love this DVD. As the weather has been too hot to go outside so we watched it the other day.As soon as I started the Smurfs my granddaughter did not move! She sat and watched it and just laughed and laughed. I know that this will be enjoyed by the other grandchildren too when they come over. 

10 “Smurftastic” Featured Episodes Include~

Smurf Van Winkle
– Lazy is tricked into believing he’s slept his life away.
Revenge of the Smurfs – The Smurfs try to get even with an army that’s stormed their village.
Magic Fountain – The Smurfs search for a magic fountain.
Smurf Me No Flowers – Lazy is led to believe he has only a few days to live.
The Cursed Country – An evil master captures Smurfs to work in his diamond mine.
The Blue Plague – Brainy gives the Smurfs a meal that makes them feel like chickens.
The Ring of Castellac – The Smurfs return a drugged duke to his rightful place.
A Mere Truffle – Tracker loses his memory while leading the Smurfs on a truffle hunt.
Gormandizing Greedy – Greedy gains weight after a diet of sweets and desserts.
Sister Smurf – Smurfette and a young girl are held captive by an old hag. 

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Frecklebox Giveaway Winner!!

We Also Have The Winner for the $40.00 Gift Card to Frecklebox!

It Is Number~#196
Rae T

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A Lucky Horseshoe Wall Decals Winner!

The Winner of the Wall Decal from A Lucky Horseshoe has been Chosen!!

It Is Number~#~30

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Plonk Wine Merchants Review!

I like to drink a glass of wine at times. But I don't like to pay the high price. As many of the wines that I like are very expensive so I can't buy them that often. And~now that we have cut down on going out to eat~I had to find something to drink that will fit in to our budget that still tasted good.
*The World's Best Cheap Wine Under $30.00*
As~all wines in this store are priced strictly at $30 or below and offer an outstanding bang for the buck! Plonk Wine Merchants is the ultimate online destination for artisanal, obscure, and altogether great cheap wine. Plonk Wine Merchants brings you an expertly curated collection of incredible premium quality wine from around the globe at extremely affordable prices without giving up taste.

Plonk Wine Merchants is the brainchild of Etty Lewensztain, a curly-haired, food and wine obsessed Los Angeles native who is certified by the esteemed Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the American Sommelier Association. 
The store has been designed to translate a personalized brick and mortar shopping experience to the digital space, and to that end, you will find an interactive video review on every single wine we sell so you can get a live preview as to what’s in the bottle.

 We were sent the Lagar de Costa Albariño Wine to review. I have to admit that I am not a white wine person but figured I would give it a try..
About Them~

 Lagar de Costa is a small family owned winery that's been growing exceptional old vines Albariño for three generations in the village of Castrelo, in Rías Baixas. This elegant, limited production gem is packed with clean citrus flavors, minerals, and briny notes of seaspray.

I am so glad that I tried this wine~as it was sweet but not overly. It had a smooth taste and no bad aftertaste like some of the others I have tasted. I really liked the sweet citrus flavors and I think that it had just a little touch of lemon which made it nice. I just think that Plonk Wine has found a white wine that I like! 
You can see all this and more at Plonk Wine Merchants here  
They also have a Monthly Wine Club that you will want to check out as you can get a great deal on some great wine! Check it out here

{I was sent the Plonk Wine to review from TVTop Ten to review~All opinions are my own.No monies were offered or exchanged}

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Supernatural: The Anime Series on DVD/Blu-Ray!

 After being separated for years, the Winchester brothers come together and surmount enormous obstacles (including some pretty gnarly demons) in search of their father. Throughout the show, family and brotherhood specifically is a very important theme. In fact, it is often the key element that saves each brother’s life when things get the most dangerous.

I only have one sister but we were very close growing up.As my parents bought a bar and we worked there with them and also did everything together with our kids for almost 15 years. Even though we now live far apart~I still would do anything in the world for her. As we lost both of our parents so it is just her and I am we need to take care of each other! As I love her with all my heart and more...

How about you?  Do you have a brother or sister that you would stand alongside and fight demons? How has family been there for you in moments of crisis? I'd love to hear a little of your story too!

You can  pre-order your copy of Supernatural: The Anime Series on DVD or Blu-Ray today! As it will be released on 7/26.

{I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Supernatural: The Anime Series on DVD/Blu-Ray.}

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Almost Time For School Again

Even though it is over 100 degrees here today~it's not too early to start thinking about the kids going back to school. I have listed some ways to make it less stressful~

Be Prepared~call the school and see if their list is out yet for the supplies that are needed. As many have them out already and you can find some great deals now. I was at the dollar store the other day and they had notepads marked down already. I also found many supplies that were on clearance such as rulers and erasers.

Shop the sales are I have seen many kids things on sale at all the stores in the mall. As that sundress or shorts can still be worn for the first month of school. 

Master Lock® has hired a new specialist on student life to help students safely and securely navigate this school year in style. The Master Mind, a suave and funny college grad, is staring in a humorous online video series on in which he, along with his clever Little Sister, are setting out to answer students’ most frequent, awkward and perplexing questions on

 Parents and students are invited to submit their own questions for the Master Mind and participate in daily sweepstakes for a chance to win back-to-school must-haves, including popular Master Lock school and campus security products.  

More information about the back-to-school video series and sweepstakes, as well as the newest and coolest Master Lock back-to-school accessories, can be found at

{I am entering a contest for a Master Lock back-to-school prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.}

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Honey Nut Cheerios Prize Pack Giveaway 8/3

In our house cereal is must! As when the grandchildren come over that is the first thing they want to eat no matter what time it is! They know that we will let them eat cereal. As a little spoiling never hurt them. One of their favorites has been mine for a long time. I'm talking about Honey Nut Cheerios. We have a box all the time as it is not only for breakfast. We can eat it any time and it is good with or without milk~as some like it with,some without.
As a special thanks for making Honey Nut Cheerios cereal America´s #1 choice, they are hosting a “Billion ‘O’ Giveaway” providing free samples of Honey Nut Cheerios cereal to fans beginning July 4, 2011, available while supplies last. Zip on over to for your sweet sample.
It´s a celebration Honey Nut Cheerios plans to keep going all summer long. So start your day with a touch of honey sweetness and heart-healthy whole grain oats – grab a spoon and let´s enjoy this moment together. You can even showcase your colony´s love for America´s Favorite Cereal by throwing a buzz-tastic breakfast bash for your family with Honey Nut Cheerios Thanks a BILLION for your support!

Thanks to My Blog Spark I was provided with a prize pack~Look what it included!
  • 1 box of Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
  • 2 cereal bowls
  • 1 Honey Nut Cheerios t-shirt
  • 1 bee antenna headband
Everything is so Cute~and the bowls are big enough for even the grandson's to eat out of!

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Paddington 2 is Coming Out on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital!