Friday, June 29, 2007

$150 to Childish Clothing

Host Blog: Design Mom
Deadline to Enter: July 2, 2007, midnight PST
Prize: $150 certificate to Childish Clothing

Rules: Design Mom is giving all of you a chance to win $150 to Childish Clothing. You have to stop by and check out the cutest things they offer. To enter, just leave a comment on her post and a random winner will be selected on July 3rd.

If I won, I would probably get one of these cool clocks. But which one? hee hee

Wall Candy Art

Host Blog: Tangled and True
Deadline to Enter: July 2, 2007, midnight PST
Prize: Set of Chalkboard Animals from Wall Candy Art

Rules: What a great way for your little artist to express him/herself. Stop by Tangled and True and enter to win a 6 Animal Set to display on your wall. These chalkboard-like animals can stick and unstick easily to a variety of surfaces.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Organize Yourself!

Host Blog: Mums The Wurd
Deadline to Enter: June 30, 2007 midnight
Prize: BusyBodyBook Organizer

Rules: How would you use an organizer? That's what Mums The Wurd wants to know. Stop by and leave your response and you could be one of two lucky winners to receive these stylish organizers.

I would use mine to remind DH to take Girlie Girl to swimming class. Even though he only has to take her on Fridays, he always seems to forget. Why?

$100 for 100 Words

Host Blog:
Deadline to Enter: July 31, 2007
Prize: $100

Rules: Want to win a cool $100? All you need to do is publish a post reviewing in 100 words or more. This is not a random drawing so put on your thinking caps. The person with the best entry wins. For more information, stop by

Wanna Win a Tutu?

Host Blog: Your Heart Out
Deadline: July 1, 2007
Prize: a hand-made tutu by Lily Anna for Girls

Rules: What little ballerina or princess wouldn't want these adorable tutus? To win one, stop by Your Heart Out and leave a comment on this post. Two random winners will be selected and announced on July 2nd.

Win a Sterling Silver Custom Charm Bracelet

Blog Host: Random House Publishing
Deadline to Enter: August 15, 2007 (11:59pm)
Prize: Sterling Silver Custom Charm Bracelet by Beading Hearts Co.
Rules: Te celebrate the debut of Katerine Center's new book The Bright Side of Disaster, Random House is giving away this beautiful bracelet to one lucky winner. Just go to their site and fill out the entry form. A random winner will be selected and notified by August 30th. Must be over 18 years old and a legal resident living within the Continental U.S. I guess I don't qualify. :-(

Rock Star Momma

Host Blog: fabulous finds & more
Deadline to Enter: June 29, 2007, midnight PST
Prize: A copy of Rock Star Momma by Skye Hoppus

Rules: Rock Star Momma, a pregnancy fashion and beauty guide, is the perfect gift for any expecting Mommy. To win your copy, just post a comment at fabulous finds & more and you'll be entered to win one of 5 copies of this book. Isn't the cover illustration so cute?

It's So Handy!

Host Blog:
The Opinionated Parent
Deadline to Enter: June 29, 2002, midnight MST
Prize: Handy Sack and Diaper Tote from Generation Baby

Rules: This is a great item for staying organized when you're on-the go. To win a Handy Sack and Diaper Tote, email the Opinionated Parent with GenBaby in the subject line and tell them what one other Generation Baby product you'd like them to review. I chose the high chair cover because I'd like to know if it's easy to remove and place back on.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Win the Nintendo DS Browser

Host Blog: CyberSurge
Deadline to Enter: July 6, 2007
Prize: Nintendo DS Brower for DS Lite

Rules: Enter a comment on any post at CyberSurge and you're entered into the drawing. One random lucky winner will be selected on July 7th.

Want To Play a Game?

Host Blog: John Chow Dot Com
Deadline to Enter: June 29, 2007
Prizes: PC DVD - Command & Conquer Tiberium Wars or Need For Speed Carbon

Rules: Just stop by his place and leave a comment. Two random winners will be selected this Friday night.

Win a Klean Bath and Body Spa Package

Host Blog:
Deadline to Enter: June 29, 2007
Prize: Klean Bath & Body Spa Package

Rules: Leave a comment on this post. A random winner will be drawn and notified by email.

Mahalo to Pediascribe for the info.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Vote For BlueFur.Com

Host Blog:
Deadline to Enter: November 9, 2007
Prize: 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Rules: BlueFur is up for a Bloggers Choice Awards and wants you to vote for them.

  1. Go to Bloggers Choice Awards and register.
  2. Vote for their blog here.
  3. Leave a comment on their post letting them know what your user name was.
A random winner will be selected on November 10th. They will ship the monitor to anywhere in the world!

The Easiest Contest in the World

Host Blog: Live Learn Invest
Deadline to Enter: July 4, 2007
Prize: 1GB, 2nd Gen., Ipod Shuffle, your choice of colors

Rules: Write a post, or even just a sentence, mentioning Printed Circuit Board Quotes and linking back to Live Learn Invest. See examples here. Then use his "contact me" form to submit your link and which color Ipod you'd like.

The Imperfect Parent Sweepstakes

Host Blog: The Imperfect Parent
Deadline to Enter: June 30, 2007
Prize: Sesame Street DVD - Kids' Favorite Country Songs

Rules: It's simple. Just visit their site and leave your name and email address. That's it!

1000th Comment Contest

Host Blog: Pure Blogging
Deadline to Enter: open until further notice
Prize: $100 cash via PayPal (two winners)

Rules: Just visit Pure Blogging and leave a comment. The 1000th commenter will win $100! It's that simple! All comments must be of some substantial nature. For the other $100 prize, just mention this contest on your blog and link back. A random winner will be selected.

While you're there, check out his great blogging tips!

Let Freedom Ring Giveaway With Chittypulga

Host Blog: Love Shak, Baby
Deadline to Enter: July 11, 2007
Prize: $100 gift certificate to Chittypulga (2 winners)

Rules: To enter, leave a comment on this post as well as link back from your site using the banner below. Two random winners will be selected and posted on July 12th.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

The Good, The Bad, And The Oh So Ugly

Blog Host: Janette Rallison's Blog
Deadline to Enter: open until further notice
Prize: Signed copy of How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend

Rules: Write a paragraph about why your boyfriend was 1) a total jerk or 2) a great guy. She'll post the best stories on her website and select a winner from among these.

Essential Keystrokes Birthday Bash Week Prizes

Host Blog: Essential Keystrokes
Deadline to Enter: June 29, 2007, midnight EDT
Prize: (one of the following) Blog Marketing by Jeremy Wright, Blogging Tips -What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging by Lorelle VanFossen, Do You Q? Dates and Friends Version, 10 Ways to Make it Great ebook, or $24.95 iTunes gift certificate (please see host blog for a detailed description of prizes).

Rules: Write a post on your blog with a link back to one of her posts. Then, leave a comment on her blog indicating which prize you're interested in. A random winner will be drawn on June 30th.

Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Blog Host: Reflective Thinking
Deadline to Enter: July 28, 2007
Prize: $100

Rules: Which new blogs do you think will reign supreme in the coming years? Select 10 (or less) of your favorite blogs which started after August 1, 2006 and post them at your site. Don't forget to link back to this post and leave a comment letting them know about your entry.

On August 1st, 10 random posts will be selected to win $100!

Mahalo to Karen of Pediascribe for the heads up!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Meme Me, Win Books & Bucks

Host Blog: Storytelling 2
Deadline To Enter: July 3, 2007
Prize: $100 gift certificate,

Rules: All you have to do is visit Rosina Lippi, answer her meme on your blog and post an advertisement box promoting her new book - Tied to the Tracks.

Here is my entry.

5 Reasons the Best Writers Come From Hawaii
  1. There is such a diverse cultural community here that could provide endless character possibilities.
  2. We live on Hawaiian Time. This means that we move at a slower pace which allows us lots of time to think of ideas.
  3. A writer could take a walk down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki and interview people from all over the world.
  4. Since we live on such a small island, writers are forced to tap into their imaginations about life outside Hawaii.
  5. If you're not into water sports or outdoor activities, there really isn't much else to do here!

Tied to the Tracks
by Rosina Lippi. July 3, 2007. ISBN: 0425215326

"[This] is a hilarious, smart, sexy novel with a heart of gold." -- Susan Wiggs

"[Lippi] turns her buoyant creative talents to the romantic comedy genre with an effervescent tale of a trio of offbeat Yankee filmmakers plunked down deep in the heart of Dixie." -- Booklist

Read an excerpt. (Adobe Reader required)| Watch the book trailer

You can find Tied to the Tracks at Amazon , Barnes & Nobel, Borders, Powells, or at your local independent bookseller.

This meme has been entered in the Tied to the Tracks contest, originating on Rosina Lippi's Storytelling2 weblog. If you'd like to enter the BUCKS & BOOKS meme contest, get the rules here.

Droopy Knickers Giveaway

Host Blog: Skimbaco
Deadline to Enter: July 1, 2007, midnight EST
Prize: a Droopy Knickers Tee (value $19.99)

Rules: Visit the Skimbaco Online Site and pick your favorite tee. Then submit your blog's link here and let Katja know what you think. The two random winners will be chosen on July 2nd.

Here's my favorite - of course, it's pink!

Summer Bling! Contest Giveaway

Host Blog: Pinks and Blues Girls Blog
Deadline to Enter: June 29, 2007, 5pm EST
Prize: Swarovski Necklace and Ring (value $530)

Rules: Yes, it's not a misprint. These items are worth $530!!!! So what do you have to do to win this summer bling? Just stop by Pinks and Blues Girls Blog and tell them what's the best blog name that you've come across. It's that easy!

Must-Have Summer Sling Giveaway

Host Blog: Adventures in Babywearing
Deadline to Enter: June 28, 2007, 12 pm (CST)
Prize: a Solarveil Sling (value $40)

Steph is giving away the perfect item for any Mommy - a Solarveil Sling by KimzKreations. This item is especially great for the summer season since it's made with a special fabric which blocks out 75% to 80% of harmful UVA and UVB rays. To enter, just sign the Mr.Linky located here and link back to her site.

July 4th Giveaway

Host Blog: 5 Minutes for Mom
Deadline to Enter: Midnight, July 3, 2007 (EST)
Prize: varies

Rules: From now until July 3rd, the ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom will be holding daily giveaways. All you need to do is sign the Mr.Linky which corresponds to the prize you'd like to receive. Then link back to their main post and publish this cute button on your site.


So far their prizes are:
Krups Ice Cream Maker and Rosanna Sweet Dreams Bowl Set courtesy of
Land's End Custom Swimsuit (worth $120)
Momager Calling Cards from Paperlicious

Winners will be posted on July 4th.

Summer Vacation Stories Contest

Host Blog: Are We There Yet?
Deadline to Enter: June 29, 2007
Prize: $25 gift certificate, Amazon. com

Rules: Submit a post (new or archived) sharing your summer vacation story. Then visit Christine and sign-up using her Mr. Linky. Please enter the url to your actual post so that other participants can find your entry. Don't forget to link back so others can join in on the fun!

MamaBlogga Group Writing Project

Host Blog: MamaBlogga
Deadline to Enter: July 1, 2007
Prize: $30 gift certificate,

Rules: Publish a new post on your blog using the theme "3 things I want my kids to . . ." You can finish the sentence using any verb you choose. For example, Pediascribe's theme is 3 things I want my kids to consider before choosing their spouse. Scribbit's theme is 3 things I want my kids to appreciate. Get the idea? Don't forget to let Jordan know that you're participating so she can link back to you.

Here's my entry:

3 things I want my kids to remember about me.
  1. That I would not hesitate to risk my life to save theirs.
  2. How we used to dance around in the living room.
  3. That I loved them unconditionally.

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Fairy Chronicles

The Fairy Chronicles is a brand new chapter book series written by J.H. Sweet. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to recieve a free advance copy of the following titles to read and review:

Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams
Marigold and the Feather of Hope, The Journey Begins

The Fairy Chronicles are about a group of tiny winged fairies who, to the public, appear to be normal little girls. However, when in fairy form, they possess special gifts which help them serve and protect nature from evil beings.

In Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams, there's something strange going on in people's dreams. It's up to the fairies to find out what is causing the destruction of the Dream Web and how to fix it. What they don't know is that the cause could be right under their noses.

In Marigold and the Feather of Hope, we meet Beth, the newest fairy. This should be a fun and exciting time for Beth - learing about her new gifts that come with being a fairy. However, the Brownies (boy fairies) have lost the Feather of Hope. They enlist the help of the Fairies to retrieve the feather from the nasty gremlins. If together, they can't get it back, all hope on Earth will be lost.

In my opinion, The Fairy Chronicles was a very entertaining and fun read. It will appeal especially to the younger tween aged group of girls who enjoy reading about mystical tales. After all, what little girl doesn't want to be a fairy? In addition, the larger font size makes it easier to read and will provide a sense of accomplishment when the child sees how fast they can read through this book.

Why not check it out for yourself? I will be giving away a free copy of Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams. To enter, just leave a comment below before June 22nd and I will randomly select a winner.

For more information about The Fairy Chronicles, please visit their webisite.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Rolling Stones Biggest Bang DVD Set

Who doesn't love the Rolling Stones? They're the classic rock band. So when I was approached to do a review on their latest DVD release, I was thrilled!

This amazing DVD set includes seven hours of concert footage, including two full-length concerts—one filmed in Austin, Texas, and one filmed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—with performances of such Stones classics as “Satisfaction” and “Sympathy For the Devil.”

It also contains two behind-the-scenes documentaries and rare performances such as duets with Eddie Vedder and Bonnie Raitt, as well as previously unreleased tracks “Get Up, Stand Up” and “Mr. Pitiful” from a 2005 Toronto performance.

What I really enjoyed about this DVD set is the opportunity to view the emotional roller coaster associated with a world tour and real-life everyday practices of these musical legends.

What a great Father's Day gift idea for all those Rolling Stones fans out there! This 4-DVD set goes on sale today exclusively at all Best Buy locations including their online website for only $29.99.

Hurry, Father's Day will be here before you know it!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Rocketfish Twister Laser Mouse

What a great gift idea for Father's Day!

This cool 2.4 GHz notebook wireless mouse with 4 programmable buttons is perfect for anyone who's on-the-go. It measures 3 1/4" H by 2 1/4" W and weighs less than an ounce!

You can store it flat in it's carrying case for easy travel and with a simple 180 degree twist, it's ready to use. Simple! The USB receiver is stored inside the mouse chassis so you won't have any little pieces to keep track of. It runs on 2 AAA batteries (included) and automatically turns itself off when the USB receiver is stored inside of its compartment.


This wireless mouse uses a Precision Laser Stream technology with a scroll flat panel so it's navigation is quiet and smooth - just like your notebook's trackpad.

I was thrilled to be able to test drive this product for free since I got a new Sony Viao laptop for Mother's Day. I initially got a regular mouse for it but it's such a hassle to take it with me on layovers. The Twister Laser Mouse was really easy to set-up. All I needed to do was install the program and I was up and running in minutes.


This is an exclusive product of Best Buy and is now selling for $44.99. Stop by their online site for more information.

Hurry! Father's Day is June 17th.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

iPod Mania

Remember when the Sony Walkman was the "in" thing? Back in the early 1980's, the original Walkman introduced a change in music listening habits, allowing people to carry their own choice of music with them. No longer were we restricted to whatever the radio stations were playing. We now had a say as to what we listened to on-the-go.

Then in October 2001, Apple came out with their own version of the portable media player - the iPod. Who knew this would start a whole new revolution? As of April 2007, the iPod has sold over 100 million units worldwide. Almost everybody has one - including me.

The most important feature for me is the size. It's small enough to fit into my pocket which allows me to take it everywhere. It comes in very handy when I'm waiting in the terminal for my flights because it makes me a little more unapproachable to passengers wanting to know why their flight's been delayed (just kidding).

I also bought an icar cable which allows me to connect my iPod to my car radio. This eliminates the need to carry around all those bulky CDs and cases. It's also much easier now to find songs that I want to play. This is a great thing considering I'm not the best driver in the world.

And last but not least, it's great for Girlie Girl. We got her a shuffle awhile back and she loves it. I put all her songs on it and she can now listen to whatever she wants when we're driving to school. Don't worry, I periodically check the volume to make sure it's not too loud. An iPod may be a little extravagant for a 5 year old but not having to listen to the Cheetah Girls for the hundredth time - priceless.

If you're one of the few people out there that have not gotten an iPod yet, here's your chance. Best Buy is now offering an Apple 4GB iPod Nano and Chocolate Gift Set for only $189.99. An iPod and chocolate? What a great combination! This great gift set comes packaged in a mod polka-dot-patterned box inspired by the prism of iPod nano colors. Hurry and get yours while they're still available.

For those who already own an iPod, which one do you have and why do you love it?

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Bounty One Sheet Challenge

Hey everyone! I've been lucky enough to have been approached to start doing product reviews on my blog. Woo Hoo! Free stuff!

As you know, the first one was the Fruity Cheerios which my family loves!

This time, take the Bounty One Sheet Challenge and you could win a $30,000 kitchen makeover. Now who wouldn't want that? All you need to do is put one sheet of Bounty to work on your toughest mess and share your results.

If you're like me and my family, messes are a daily thing around here - especially during meal times. I don't know if it's the "second baby syndrome", but once Baby Bug was on solids, I would just let her feed herself. Of course, this resulted in a mess but it also allowed me to quickly eat my meal. Having a roll of Bounty at hand became very useful. I could pretty much clean her and the mess up with just one wet sheet. It worked like a charm.

That's why I was thrilled to receive a free roll in the mail. You can bet I'm going to put it to good use.

What's your secret to cleaning up messes around your home?