PLAYTIME WITH PUPPY DOG PALS DVD Giveaway!

PLAYTIME WITH PUPPY DOG PALS DVD Giveaway!

Welcome to the PLAYTIME WITH PUPPY DOG PALS DVD Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

 

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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

Walt Disney Studios

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PUPPY DOG PALS: PLAYTIME WITH PUPPY DOG PALS

PLAYTIME WITH PUPPY DOG PALS DVD

$9.99 rv

See the review HERE.

Available on Amazon

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/7/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!

 

Denise Albright Reminder Bundle Giveaway! @SMGurusNetwork @DeniseAlbrightStudio

Denise Albright Reminder Binder® + Gifts Bundle Giveaway! Ends 2/14 @SMGurusNetwork @DeniseAlbrightStudio

Denise Albright Reminder Bundle Giveaway! @SMGurusNetwork @DeniseAlbrightStudio

  Welcome to The Denise Albright Reminder Binder® + Gifts Bundle Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Michigan Saving and More, My Silly Little Gang, Sweet Southern Savings, & Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

 This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

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1 Lucky Winner will receive the Denise Albright Studio Reminder Binder + Gifts Bundle valued at $110! The bundle contains:

*2019/20 Reminder Binder

*2019/20 Mini Monthly Desk Calendar

*Peek At The Week Planner Pad

*Dad Pad Weekly Planner + 322 Stickers

*4 Different Collections Of Planner/Binder Stickers

*Pull & Place Snap-In Twin Coil Adhesive Strips

See the review HERE.

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail(dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!

Veggie Tales: The Little House That Stood DVD Review

 VeggieTalesVeggie Tales has done yet another awesome movie with The Little House That Stood.  Spinning off of the classic Grimm’s Tale ‘The Three Little Pigs’, The Little House That Stood is an adorable film.  It’s enough of a story change to leave even the grown ups entertained!  Well, at least it kept me entertained!  The songs are, as always, super adorable and leaves you singing along in a good mood!  I am still overwhelmingly loving the lessons that Veggie Tales instills in our children!  There are, of course, new lessons to be learned in this video too!
About The Little House That Stood
When the Three Little Pigs roll into Cabbageville looking to build some new houses, they meet one builder with a plan and two without a clue! Larry builds with hay, Mr. Lunt with bricks, but only Bob builds his houses on a firm foundation – following the wise plans from the Master Builder’s Handbook! Will the Little Piggies make the right choices when it comes to building their houses – and their lives – on solid ground? Find out in this parable that shows kids when they follow God’s blueprints, then can stand strong when the storms come!

Originally posted 2013-03-19 05:11:00.

Free Spending $$$ Sites

Hellow all!  I thought I’d bring you an updated list of where I earn my extra spending money.  They are all really great and I’d love to hear if you have any that you love!  I’m always looking for extra easy ways to earn!


Sendearnings is a pretty simple site.  I’ve made $47 from their site, and I honestly haven’t done much!  It takes time, you won’t get rich from it, but I can honestly say that the check came at a perfect time, as I was able to use it as birthday and Christmas money!  Although it wasn’t much, we all know every little bit helps!  So, how’s it work?  You can go to the site to get the details and specifics, so I’m just gonna give you a rundown.  I make a little at a time from the site through clicking through emails, occasionally signing up for promotions or taking surveys.  One can also watch videos and do tasks or even play games.  You also get a percentage of purchases made through them, it varies from store to store.  There is a $3 processing fee when you get your check, but they take it out of your balance and credit it right back to you, so no loss.  Plus, you start out at $5 anyway!





Inbox Dollars is pretty much the same as Sendearnings.  Make money through all the same ways.  Actually, I frequently end up with duplicate emails from both companies!  At any rate, I have received a $52 check from them.  Had no issues with it at all.  So, I didn’t pay anything, just clicked through the emails, which is pretty quick and got a check!  No worries!!!

Search & Win

Swagbucks is pretty simple as well.  Once you sign up, you get bonus points for signing then you win swag bucks for searches.  There is also a daily poll that gives you 1 buck a day and you get one a day if you install the toolbar.  You can use it on your smartphone as well to get points.  Points can be used for many different things, but my favorite are the gift cards!  I have ‘bought’ 4 Amazon gift cards with Swag Bucks.  They send gift card codes to you online and have other types of cards.  They also have actual things you can buy: stickers, cards, vacuum cleaners, gaming consoles and accessories.  I’ve gotten over $250 from this one!  If you have a smart phone, you can get their search and video apps and earn even faster!

This one will give you rebates on products via paypal the next day when you submit your receipts for certain products via their smart phone app! You can get started here!  No minimum cash out.


Instant Bucks is similar to the others, you get points for clicking on emails, doing offers, searches, etc.  You can get gift cards or paypal cash.

I’d love to hear some sites you’ve had success with!  I’m always up for a little extra income!!!  Thanks for coming to the Zoo!!!

Originally posted 2013-03-16 05:00:00.

Lugz Women’s DOT.COM 2.0 Oxford Sneaker Giveaway!

Lugz Women’s DOT.COM 2.0 Oxford Sneaker Giveaway!

Welcome to the Lugz Women’s DOT.COM 2.0 Oxford Sneaker Giveaway!

We’ve loved Lugz for a while!  They last forever, keep your feet super warm and dry while looking fantastic!  We’ve reviewed a few other styles around here and are still wearing them!  I frequently wear my Mallards and work in my  Thetas!  However, my winter favorite are the statement making Empire High CRs!

1 Winner – choice color and size

This giveaway is part of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

Lugz

WEBSITE ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~ INSTAGRAM ~ PINTEREST

Women’s DOT.COM 2.0 Oxford Sneaker

$64.99 rv

See the review HERE.

Available on Amazon

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.

This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/11/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited!

By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program.

The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!

 

This Time It’s For Her: A Guest Post for Dads

I’ve got nothing against fathers but I do believe that our Moms are the more superior parent.  They are not second rate and they are not weak. Moms are the reason for the miracle of birth. They keep up with the daily pressures of life, dealing with the demands of children, maintaining a good relationship with her husband, and often working a full time job on top of all that. These would definitely drive many men to their grave. But us women? We can all do that and still get our mani and pedi done at the end of the day.

What’s bothering is that most of the times, people forget the importance of their mothers. In accordance with the International women’s day and the upcoming mother’s day, here’s an article to remind you guys out there on how to show a woman that you truly care – especially the most important woman in a person’s life –mothers.
1.  Invest in her Happiness. From time to time, buy her something. A box of chocolate maybe. A dress. Or a gift card to her favorite spa. Don’t tell me your busy to go to the mall or what (if women are too busy, then there’s a chance that you are not even here in the world).  Flowers same day delivery

are also available online so you can easily send her a bouquet of flower without any stress.2.  Pay attention to her. Every time she is speaking to you, make an effort to look her in the eyes. If you don’t understand something she says, tell her instead of playing along. This will show her that you’re listening and want to really understand what she has to say.
3.  Spend quality time with her. She wants to be your friend too and not just your mother. Simply making time to switch off the TV, sit down, and talk with her will show that you care. Shopping at the mall. Or helping her with the groceries or in cooking would really mean a lot to her.
4.  Take her advice into consideration. Whether she shares her thoughts on an everyday matter or a life-changing episode, showing her that you value her input will mean a lot to her. Nowadays, people often go to their friends for advice and neglects their mom, but like the old mantra says “Mother knows best”
5.  Never lose contact for an unreasonable length of time. When people grew up, they go to college, have their work or even live at their own houses, leaving their parents alone. Whether you are in college or you already have your own family, it’s just fair enough to not lose contact with your mother. Show her that although you’re apart, she’s on your mind. A simple short call everyday would make her feel appreciated.

In our mother’s heart, it’s always been us, we always comes first. This time it’s for her. With international day and mother’s day just around the corner, let us show some love to all the noble women and mothers out there.

Originally posted 2013-03-16 05:00:00.

Six Ideas for Effective Time with Kids: A Guest Post

Time with kids is important.  In our post-economic crash world, parents have to work very hard to provide for their families, potentially leaving less time to spend with their children. Today I’d like to share six ideas for making the time we do have with our children more effective.
Six Ideas for Effective Time with the Kids

Greetings! I’m in the somewhat unusual position of being a man writing for a middle-grade audience. I love the freedom of being able to be childish when I write while still using a real vocabulary and hopefully making kids think a little as they enjoy a story!  Time with kids is the most important investment a parent or any other adult can invest.  After all, they are the future! Who knows what payoff time with kids now will have in the years to come!

Effective Time With Kids

1. Whatever you’re doing, bring the kids and give them a job as part of it. Even if it’s a trip to the grocery store, or almost any errand, they can have a list of things to find or do. Having shared responsibility builds bonds and teaches them to be self-sufficient.  Quality is important, but time with kids can start with quantity!
2. Get involved in their computer and video games. This has the side benefit of letting you screen out the bad ones. Do they love Minecraft? Play it with them. Play an Xbox game with them. You don’t have to do it for long, and they’ll probably annihilate you, but this is OK. They’ll love being better than you at something and you will then be able to talk more intelligently with them about it. I think most parents have given up long ago trying to entirely ban these, so turn it into a positive. Showing interest in their things builds a common base for communication that will pay dividends when they’re older, making it easier to “slide” onto more difficult topics.
3. Volunteer to help with class activities, their team sports, or other activities. You’re missing an opportunity to be part of their activities if you don’t volunteer. All organizations need help and you get the extra advantage of your children seeing you doing service. Plus it makes the activity come more alive to them compared to a “drop-off” activity. And you’re helping the kids whose parents weren’t able to be there.
4. Do schoolwork with them. There is no question a child will do better and learn more if you can find time even infrequently to do their schoolwork with them. This is the very definition of “quality time.” Learning together (you may not remember what they’re learning about!) creates bonds and far from taking away the initiative and learning opportunity, helps them learn more and helps them understand how important schoolwork is because it’s important enough for you to spend time with them on.
5. A hug works better than a fight. Every time. Even if they’re entirely at fault and throwing a tantrum. Hard lesson (for me) to learn, but nearly 100% effective. I know, spare the rod, spoil the child, and this doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be consequences (there should be), but if you start with the hug, you may realize it was all just overblown. Our time with kids is so short that wasting it fighting with them usually just isn’t worth it. And what an example if they see a loved one returning love in spite of their anger!  Check out this post on the Benefits of Hugs!
6. Read their books. Take away TV and computer time and replace it with reading assignments. And since you’ve read the book first, you can talk about it deeply afterwards. They will grumble, but weeks later, they won’t remember the TV show or game, but will remember the book, and since you have also read the book, it can be a source of conversation.  This makes time with kids a lot easier: after a while, they’ll be begging you to read the new book they are interested in!
In case you didn’t pick up on it, the key to time with kids is building common ground, then using that common ground to build a relationship to prepare for those teenage years where they will go biologically and hormonally insane.

 

 

Jon Thomason

 

Author of Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud, a middle-grade fantasy novel

Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud

Max has anger management issues. But she has a secret, too. She can make things happen. Like magic. She almost killed a loser skate punk and nearly used it on her stuck up older sister. The question is, can she do anything other than blow things up? Can she learn to control it? And is it really possible that an obscure teenage girl is the key to keeping all of humanity safe?

Philip just got his ring back. He got it taken away for messing with his teacher’s mind so he can cheat on a test. Now that he has his ring, he thinks he should be able to use his power to make his life better. A lot better. The problem is that people want him to be responsible. But if you could do magic, wouldn’t you use it to escape work in any way possible?

Aaron wants to be a soldier. He knows there are lots of people who would try to take over, and he’s determined to stop them. The problem is that there’s this new girl. And she might be not be on the right side of things. She’s really talented and pretty, but she might be able to destroy everything he believes in. Whatever the case, he knows he needs to learn to be world class with the magic sword while he figures out what to do.

Brynn never gets out. Her grandfather won’t permit it. Her only access to the outside world are high fashion magazines, so she has an unusual idea what she should wear. She’s dying to get out and travel. And adopt animals. Any kind of animal. Is she a lonely future granny with cats or are her ridiculous clothes actually the next fashion craze? What possible role could she play in the destiny of the world?

Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud is a fast-paced fantasy adventure for all ages (10 and up) and is the first of a planned trilogy. Fans of magic, swordplay, secret agents, and conspiracies set in a modern everyday world will not be able to put the book down. Jon Thomason is a debut author and paints a vivid world of magic right under our noses and delivers rapid-fire action that keeps the pages turning.

Praise

“Impressively inventive and enjoyable…vivid storytelling and exceptional characterization…Max’s personality is layered and complex…conveyed flawlessly…keeping readers intrigued and engaged…writing style is smooth, and a subtle sense of humor comes through…narrative tension builds at a good pace and easily flows toward a satisfying and exciting conclusion…parents are likely to both approve of the story and enjoy reading it themselves…talented writer…sure to find an appreciative audience that will eagerly anticipate the next book in the series.” — ForeWord Clarion Review

“Thomason shines in his heroine’s characterization…magical” –blueink Review

Author Jon Thomason

Jon Thomason lives with his family in San Diego, after many years living in the beautiful Seattle area. He has a successful career in high tech where he’s been fortunate enough to participate in many big-name industry releases.

Storytelling permeates everything he does. In the moments when Jon is not helping build the story of the tech world, he can almost always be found working on a project: writing, photography, videography, graphics design, or 3D art.

And he’s always careful to conceal his jinni magic abilities, though perhaps might slip one day and be discovered…

 
Links

 

Originally posted 2013-03-14 05:00:00.

Thirty-One Convertible Belt Bag Giveaway!

Thirty-One Convertible Belt Bag Giveaway! @Craftyzoo @SMGurusNetwork #VDAY19

Welcome to the Thirty-One Convertible Belt Bag Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

 

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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

Thirty-One Gifts

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Convertible Belt Bag in new Rose Blush

$48.00 rv

See the review HERE.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/12/19.

The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner!

No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes.

No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don’t forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries.

Enter below and Good Luck!

 

Here’s your Sign: Real Life Comedy

Now, I don’t know if you see the humor right off the bat, so let me help you with it as the thought seriously cracked me up.  
I saw this sign in Arkansas as I turned down a side road.  The reason it cracked me up is that in order to have a NEED for this sign, there had to be a multitude of people who thought it was perfectly safe to drive over a road that was under water.  In my head, a couple of inches of water doesn’t really qualify to need something like this.  Given that on either side were flat fields, I can imagine that it gets up occasionally, and some intelligent person decided to drive their truck, car or whatever across a couple feet of water.  Hence the sign.  Cracked me up when I saw it.  
Hope it makes you smile too!

Originally posted 2013-03-13 05:00:00.

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review

 

 

Hi, my name is Angie O.  I have had the fun opportunity to try Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil.  First of all…. I love coconut anything!!!!! I like the flakes, I like the milk, I even like the flavoring you can find in the baking aisle.  So it was not a very hard stretch for me to try something new in the coconut category, namely coconut oil.  If you look up coconut oil on swagbucks or any other search engine, you are going to literally find thousands of references.  Every one and their cat and monkey’s uncle is talking about coconut oil, its uses and the health benefits of it.
So whats the big deal? Why should you try it? My very first motivation was that this is 100% natural. There is not a person out there that is going to tell you that synthetic ingredients is good for you. One of the easiest ways to make healthy food for you and your family is to replace any fake food (AKA the ingredients you can’t pronounce) and replace them with food that is real. So this week I replaced some of the shady oil for coconut oil, and discovered that my family loves it!!! I used it in making popcorn, sauteing chicken, even making a few baked goods. The exchange I have found is one to one. If you would use one Tablespoon of butter…then use one Tablespoon of coconut oil. The oil itself has a mild tropical flavor that is easily hidden by other foods that have stronger flavors. That is….if you don’t like the flavor of coconuts! :o) Another benefit of using coconut oil is that there are apparently unending health improvements that can be had. Of course, as with anything, the more pure and unprocessed you go, the better it is for you.  So splurging for Extra Virgin is going to get you more bang for your buck.  I have not been using it long enough to really test out these claims….but even if half were true, it would be a great add to your diet!  One neat thing I thought about this product from Tropical Traditions is that it is all small batch.  Which means that the quality control is top notch.
So over all I would say this is a great product.  It has a smooth light taste that will not bother you unless you don’t like coconut flavor.  Even then you can easily hide it with other stronger flavors.  This seems worth it, seeing as how incorporating this into your diet would only serve to improve the health of you and your family!

I would like to say a personal thank you to Angie for her awesome help with the coconut oil!  As you can see, her beautiful girls enjoyed it as well!  They may be the best little models seen yet!  Angie is an amazing Mom of 3 beautiful girls and one little one on the way!  I am super amazed that she not only found time to write this, but also that she was able to test it out so much!!!  Much love to my wonderful friend!  —The Zoo Keeper
You can get Gold Label Coconut Oil in portions of 16 oz all the way up to 5 gallons from their awesome site!  They also carry many other natural products that will have you addicted!
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.
Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
Open to US and Canada!
Note for Canadian bloggers: Tropical Traditions is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge for your sample or your readers’ prize.

Originally posted 2013-03-08 06:00:00.

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