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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Posh Palm Web Design Giveaway

Jen from Posh Palm Design is giving away a free blog design or a free blog header design to one lucky Simply Staci reader!!

Giveaway ends on August 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Giveaway Scout

Do you like to have all your giveaways,contests,and sweeps all in one place??
Do you like to choose the value of the products you'd like to win?

If you answered yes to the questions above then you should check out Giveaway Scout!!!
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You will never miss out on a giveaway!Giveaway Scout updates their lists daily.You will be notified by email when a new giveaway is posted in the catagory of your choice.
So,what are you waiting for?Check it out and you can even add your own blog here  addition to their free giveaway listings, they enable blogs to advertise their giveaways at the top of their giveaway lists to gain extra entries to your giveaways by standing out from the crowd!!!

GIVEAWAY: Rubbermaid Modular Canisters

One lucky 3 Boys & a Dog reader will win their own 8 piece Rubbermaid Modular Canisters set!
CONTEST ENDS: July 28th at midnight CST




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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Pretty Peacock Pendant Giveaway $96 arv

1 Lucky The Fabulous Won reader will win the DreamWoven Sculpture Pendant $96arv!!!
Ends August 16th at 11:59pm.
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Ten Tips for Ensuring a Healthy, Safe and Successful School Year

Our kids are soon going to be getting ready to go back to school soon so TwitterMoms and Airwear are teaming up to help Mommies and Daddies ensure a healthy,safe and successful school year!
By having your child’s eyes examined regularly and equally is important, selecting safe, impact-resistant lenses made of polycarbonate. Learning is visual, so eye care is critical! Twenty-five percent of kids struggle with vision problems that impact learning. Eighty percent of everything a child learns in his first 12 years comes through his eyes. If corrective lenses are needed, select lighter, stronger and safer lenses such as Airwear. Airwear lenses offer safe, durable lenses for children, those who like to play sports and those who push their lenses to the limit.
With that in mind,below are Ten tips to ensure a healthy,safe and successful school year!

1.Check ups & Immunizations~ Routine exams and screenings help our children prevent,identify,and treat health problems before they arrive.Vaccines greatly reduce your our kids risks of serious illness.Yearly vision and hearing exams are just important.



2.Healthy Sleep~ Childrens health and behavior take a nose dive when their sleep habits are out of whack.Adequate sleep will boost our kids energy & enthusiasm.Set a regular time for bed each night and stick to it!

3.Nutrition Points~ Eating right will help provide the nutrients needed to have energy, build some bones, fight deseases and other conditions. Pay attention to how much your child eats. Offer simular choices instead of icecream, offer yogart or soda crackers. Provide variety, select snacks from a variety of food groups and be creative.

4.Travel to and from school~school bus riders- dont play in the street while waiting for the bus, walkers- wait for signal from the bus driver before crossing the street, walk where the driver can see you, never walk alone, always travel with a buddy, respect traffic lights and street signs. Passangers- make sure young children are in safety seats at all times.

5.Backpack safety~pack light-should never weigh more than 10-20 percent of student body weight, always use both shoulder straps. They can strain their muscles by slinging a backpack over only one shoulder.

6.Get moving~Physical activity is beneficial for children, effects on the weight, muscular strength,bone mass,anxiety, stress and self-esteem. So work with your childs school to ensure the activity is age appropiate and ensure safety.

7.School bullying-Sit down with your child every so often and ask questions,talk about how important it is to report bullying and how it would feel if they were a bully.

8.Internet safety-Learn all you can learn about parental controls on your childs computer,monitor thier activity and help keep them aware of all the dangers out there with giving out their information.

9.School homework~ check papers daily and keep open communication with teachers.



10.Get involved with school- volunteer at your childs school,join the PTO,maybe participate in bake sales or fund raisers, boxtops, bake sales,try to be involved as much as you can.Shaparon field trips,get to know who is involved with your childs daily activities,reach out to other parents,stay focused and positive.

Please feel free to comment with any tips that you would like to add,i'd really love to read them!

While your here why don't you participate in Airwear's essay contest-
http://www.lightersafergreener.com/Airwear and my fellow TwitterMom, Beth Aldrich, are sponsoring an essay contest for consumers, encouraging parents and care-givers to share how they plan to help their kids live a healthy, safe and successful school year. Families can submit their thoughts by visiting LighterSaferGreener.com . One grand prize winner will be awarded $1,000, while 10 first prize winners will receive vouchers for Airwear lenses valued up to $400.


***My disclaimer:  "I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Airwear blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, visit http://airwear.twittermoms.com/about."







    Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    The Start of My Lifestyle Change~~~ Day4

    Today was day4 and im still hanging in there for the long ride!! I did my weigh in and im happy to tell you all that i lost some weight! To make a long story short- when i first commited myself to My Fitness Pal in April 2010 i weighed 283lbs,i gave up once again and found myself up to 288.8lbs by July9th 2010.So when i started My Lifestyle Change June17,2010 i weighed myself in at 285.2lbs so i lost about 3 lbs in those 2 weeks.Knowing myself  i had to do something because i was still obese,i was still un healthy.I was anxious today  to weigh in because i know i been putting in some effort these past 4 days.I went down to 281.6,,yes folks i lost 3.6lbs in 4 days!! I cant tell you this is easy because its not,i do struggle i struggled really bad on Day1 and went over many calories then my limit i had set.However i can say that as each day i get through its been a little easier.Today i wanted so bad to eat chocolate because its almost that time of the month(yuk),i didnt deny myself from eating a few mini m&m choc chip cookies.If it would of been 5 days ago i would have easily ate 2 of the mini bags myself and snack on other junk food.I was in control today i ate a couple and put the bag down.It wasnt hard,i was suprised.I am changing and i am happy.I do have a long rode ahead of me so im taking it 1 day at a time.Im really feeling good.I know some of you think that 3lbs isnt alot but to me its a HUGE deal.On my Day 8 i will weigh in again.If anyone would like to do this with me please let me know,you can post a comment or email me at shannpf1977@yahoo.com  i'd love to have a partner!!

    Britax Advocate CS

    1 of Fiesty Frugal Fabulous readers is going to win a Britax Advocate CS car seat (ARV $369.99)!
    This giveaway will end on August 15th at 9PM CT . Giveaway is open to Canadian and US addresses.
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    Constructive Playthings Review ~ Peek-A-Boo Puppies

    1 of Fiesty Frugal and Fabulous readers is going to win a $50 Gift Card from Constructive Playthings!
    This giveaway will end on July 20th at 9PM CT . Giveaway is open to Canadian and US addresses.
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    Little Tikes Makin’ Mudpies Outdoor Kitchen

    one of Fiesty Frugal Fabulous readers is going to win their own Makin’ Mudpies Outdoor Kitchen Set!
    This giveaway will end on July 25th at 9PM CT . Giveaway is open to Canadian and US addresses.


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    Vinyl Wall Art From Expressive Walls

    Expressive Walls is offering 1 of Feisty Frugal and Fabulous readers the opportunity to win a $75 gift cetificate!
    This giveaway will end on July 20th at 9PM CT . Giveaway is open to Canadian and US addresses.
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    Free Shipping From Label Daddy (with giveaway!)

    One lucky Fiesty Frugal and Fabulous reader will win a $100 Gift Certificate to Label Daddy
    This giveaway will end on August 2nd at 9PM CT
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    Monday, July 19, 2010

    The Start of My Lifestyle Change~~~ Day3

    I was messing around on my computer wondering what someone else would be shaped like if they were the same height and weight as me,and i found a blogger(intill she gives me permission to reveal her name i will write "her") who wrote about their weight.When i saw the 1st post about her journey to loose weight and started at like 290.8lbs. and 5.2 feet i knew i had a match!!Once i read her first post i realized not only do i have a match i have someone who is just starting their journey as well at the same height and weight of me.So i read some more of her posts and im so happy happy she has  been posting her journey since her day1 start of 2009.It motivates me to see that she can put her numbers and eating plans out there for the world to see,i been thinking about doing the same but havent had the courage.But now those posts made it easier for me.A little about me:as of 7/9/2010 i weighed 288.8lbs and only 5.1 feet tall,,im on day 3 of my journey as well,so i havent weighed in yet because id rather do it weekly.Im 33yrs old (female)with 4 kids.I cant blame my weight on pregnancy because i was 60lbs lighter than i am now after my 4th child.I been pretty much letting food control me and take away myself esteem.It keeps me from going on outings with my family because im the biggest only fat family member,i cant fit any clothes or ever find any to fit and when i do manage to come accross a nice fitting pair of jeans they become more and more smaller after a few weeks.So to make a long story short,,im fed up with my weight and i cant allow it to control me any longer.All the off and on diets and diet pills i been on does nothing but add more weight.I woke up a few days ago and its like i saw the light,,this time around i do want to change,i do have to do a whole life style change,not just a diet but a change of everything that has to do with a life style change.This time im wanting this change from the inside out.Im sick of loosing my breath just by walking slow up the steps,sweating every minuite of the day.I just cant go on this way so as of July17,2010 i have made a huge change.Im on day3 and its hard,i track my calories and i try to stay under 1,440.Day1 i went over 924.And i felt like i was starving.I didnt let it get me down i just tried harder yesterday on day2,i was 3 calories under!! I wanted some off what others were eating and drinking but i remembered how sick and tired i am of being fat.Day3 is today and so far im doing great and staying on the meal plan i have made.I get hungry and i just learned to gulp some water down during the fake feelings of being hungry.I learned that sometimes when we are hungry its really that were thirsty.I also been consuming water and limit myself to 1 diet coke a day.I know i have to take this one day at a time as i know at anytime i can get weak.
    You might wonder what is so different this time around that i want to loose weight,well this time i can feel it inside and know that i have no choice to keep going on like this.

    I hope someone,anyone who reads this and they are overweight will be inspired to go on the journey with me.Please let me know and id love to hear your comments.Thanks,Shannon

    Sunday, July 18, 2010

    Maximum Lash Giveaway

    2 lucky Lets Just Give it Away readers will win a bottle of their own Maximum Lash Conditionor!
    This giveaway will end August 15, 2010 at midnight
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    Purse Bling to Go Giveaway

    One Lets Just Give it Away winner will receive a Purse To Go in their choice of color and size!
    This giveaway will end August 10, 2010 at midnight.
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    ZoomAlbum Pocket- size Photo Book Kit Giveaway

    One Lets Just Give It Away winner will receive a ZoomAlbum Kit!
    This giveaway ends July 21, 2010
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    Bunny Prints Giveaway

    Bunny Prints has offered 30 invitations/cards (birthday, baby shower, birth announcements, Christmas photo cards, baptism) to one Lets Just Give It Away readers!
    This giveaway ends July 27, 2010
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    Still The One By Robin Wells by,Robin Wells

    Two winners of Let's Just Give it Away will receive a copy of Still The One!
    This giveaway will end July 29, 2010 at midnight.
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    Saturday, July 17, 2010

    Giveaway – Bazi Pro-Active Power Energy Drinks – Ends 7/17/10

    PRIZE ALERT – Bazi would like to give a 3 month supply to one lucky Sweeps 4 Bloggers (ARV $79.95)
    Giveaway ends on July 17, 2010 at 8pm Pacific Time
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    Family Movie Night Is Back: Make Sure To Watch The Jensen Project This Friday! {Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win The Jensen Project DVD/CD Combo Pack!
    This giveaway will end on July 28th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    No More Monsters with A Light in the Night! {Review & Giveaway--5 WINNERS}

    FIVE Jolly Mom readers will win A Light in the Night
    This giveaway will end on July 29th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    It's Time To Put Your Skin FIRST! {Summer Skin Care Gift Bag Gveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a Summer Skin Care Gift Bag filled with a beach towel, sun hat, Eucerin Everyday Protection Lotion in 15 and 30, and a reusable water bottle from Eucerinus
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    The OrganWise Guys. Help Kids Learn Nutrition and Physical Activities {Summer Fun Kit Giveaway}

    Now one luckyGo Graham Go reader will win a Summer Fun Kit from the OrganWise Guys!
    This giveaway ends July 30th at 11:59pm (EST)
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    Shutterfly's New Sophisticated Cards! {Giveaway}

    Now one luckyGo Graham Go reader will win a set of 12 5x5 cards with free 2-day shipping from Shutterfly
    This giveaway ends July 27th at 11:59pm (EST)
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    Giggly Gumdrops. Adorable Vinyl Creations! {$20 Gift Card Giveaway}

    Now one lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a $20 Gift Card to Giggly Gumdrops!
     This giveaway ends July 26th at 11:59pm (EST).
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    WUSLU. A bargain a day on home decor and furniture! {$30 Giveaway}

    Now one lucky Go Graham Go reader will win $30 to spend at the WUSLU website!
    This giveaway ends July 28th at 11:59pm (EST).
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    Thursday, July 15, 2010

    Summer of Smiles with 1-800-FLOWERS.com {$50 Giveaway}

    Now one lucky Go Graham Go  reader will win $50 to use at 1-800-Flowers.com to send a smile of your own!
    This giveaway ends July 21st at 11:59pm (EST).
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    BeFunky.com: Giving Your Photos Pizzaz with Just a Click! {2 Premium Subscriptions Giveaway. RV $99.95}

    Now 2 lucky go graham go readers will win a year long, premium subscription to Be Funky.com (RV 99.95)!
    This giveaway ends July 20th at 11:59pm (EST).
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    Family Reading Night Challenge from V Tech {V.Reader Giveaway}

    One lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a brand new V.Reader from V Tech and The Motherhood
    While your here,I'd love to read about your Family Reading Night Challenge
    This giveaway ends July 15th at 11:59pm (EST).
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    My Family Night Challange~
    Last night my 2yr old son laid down in his bed while i read him a book of poems,it was a little past his bed time but he loves when i read to him so he tried to fight his sleep to stay awake.He would keep a big smile on his face during the whole poem.After 3 poems his eyes couldnt stay open any longer so he went to sleep.
    Today when he woke up the first thing he asked for was the poem book!! Not even his cup of milk!!

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Everything Princesses Giveaway & Grand Prize

    Everything Princesses is generously offering 1 very lucky MommyPR reader a $25 gift certificate to use at Everything Princesses as well as a $25 gift certificate to the Grand Prize Winner!

    Contest ends 11:59 pm Pacific Time on 7/14
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    Get Sexy, Trendy Curls with the Conair You Curl {Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a Conair You Curl!
    This giveaway will end on July 26th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    Despicable Me Out In Theaters July 9th! {Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win:




    * $25 Fandango Bucks

    * Youth Shirt

    * Youth Hat

    * Moo-Can (it moos!)

    * Pencil with Minion Topper

    * Balloon

    * Minion Ink Stamp
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    This giveaway will end on July 19th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    Step Into Summer with Step 2! Play Up Double Slide Climber Review & Giveaway!

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a Play Up Double Slide Climber by Step 2!

    This giveaway will end on July 20th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    "Step into Summer": Crocs {Giveaway}

    Now one lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a pair of Crocs of choice!
    This giveaway ends July 18th at 11:59pm (EST).
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    Step Into Summer with Wild Creations: Intellectually Stimulating & FUN Summer Toys Guaranteed To Get Kids OFF THE COUCH! {Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a Water Rocket from Wild Creations!
    This giveaway will end on July 17th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    AJWright's Celebrating their Atlanta Birthday! {Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a $10 gift card to AJWright!
    This giveaway will end on July 16th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    Step Into Summer with Prime Time's Water Toys! {Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a Big Top Spin ‘n Splash Sprinkler!
    Check out more fun products from Prime Time Toys
    This giveaway will end on July 17th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    "Step into Summer": HABA Outdoor Toys {Giveaway}

     One lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a HABA Water Bucket with Valve!
    Check out more Malukilo products!
    This giveaway ends July 17th at 11:59pm (EST)
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    Tuesday, July 13, 2010

    "Step into Summer": Water Bomber Jai Alai by International Playthings {Giveaway}

    one lucky Go Graham Go reader will win the Water Bomber Jai Alai!
    check out all the neat,fun products at International Plaything
    This giveaway ends July 15th at 11:59pm (EST).
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    "Step into Summer": Kokopax and Kushies Gift Pack {Giveaway}

     One lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a Kokopax sun hat and Kushies Swim Diaper with Sunglasses!
    check out the different cute products at Kokopax
    This giveaway ends July 16th at 11:59pm (EST)
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    "Step into Summer": Define Me Clothing {Giveaway}

    One lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a Deffine Me Clothing personalized shirt
    check out all the different styles here
    This giveaway ends July 16th at 11:59pm (EST
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    Step Into Summer Without Bug Bites! Get the Outdoor Lantern by ThermaCELL {Review & Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a ThermaCELL Lantern!
    check out Mosquito Repellent here!
    This giveaway will end on July 16th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.

    Monday, July 12, 2010

    Step into Summer Safely with the New Motorola H17txt with Motospeak! {Review & Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a Motorola H17txt with Motospeak!
    This giveaway will end on July 15th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    "Step into Summer": Pool Party Toss by Prime Time Toys {Giveaway}

    Now one lucky Go Graham Go  reader will win Pool Party Toss from Prime Time Toys
    This giveaway ends July 14th at 11:59pm (EST).
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    Step Into Summer with Crisco & a Coleman Grill! {Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a Crisco Summer Grilling Prize Pack!


    Prize Includes:

    · Coleman Roadtrip LE Grill {ARV $160}

    · Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

    · Crisco Olive Oil Spray

    · Crisco Butter Flavor No-Stick Cooking Spray

    · Crisco re-usable shopping bag

    · Crisco grilling tongs

    · Crisco hot pad

    · Crisco basting brush
     
    This giveaway will end on July 14th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    Step into Summer": Skin Free for Delicate Skin {$30 Giveaway}

    Now, one lucky Go Graham Go reader will win $30 to spend as you wish at Skin Free!
    This giveaway ends July 13th at 11:59pm (EST)
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    Step Into Summer With the V.Reader Animated e-Reading System by VTech {Review & Giveaway}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a V.Reader!
    This giveaway will end on July 13th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.
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    Weekend at the Movies with Jolly Mom! {GIVEAWAY}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win both Happy Tears and The Good Guy on DVD!
    This giveaway will end on July 12th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    Sunday, July 11, 2010

    Step Into Summer With Snapware Food Storage Containers {GIVEAWAY}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win the 14 Piece Food Storage Container Set from snapware!
    This giveaway will end on July 11th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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    Friday, July 9, 2010

    Step Into Summer with Vincent Shoes {GIVEAWAY}

    One Jolly Mom reader will win a $75 Vincent Shoes gift certificate!
    This giveaway will end on July 8th, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST
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