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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tell a Gal Pal about domestic violence. Let’s face it together

Break the taboo. Educate Others. Support Survivors
Did you know these startling facts?
Each day in the U.S., 3 women die as a result of domestic violence.


More than 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. 

Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans know someone who is or has been a victim.

Only 54 percent of Americans have talked to a friend about domestic violence, and only 56 percent would know what to do to help a victim of domestic violence
 
The Allstate Foundation and TwitterMoms have teamed up to raise awareness of domestic violence, and they need our help by  joining the Tell a Gal Pal movement, which calls on everyone to talk openly about domestic violence and support those in need~
 
Domestic violence touches millions – more than seven out of 10 Americans know someone who is or has been a victim – but somehow it still remains a taboo subject.
                                                             How can we help??
Tell a Gal Pal about domestic violence so we can face the issue together during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and beyond
Talk openly about domestic violence.
Speak out against domestic violence when you see it
Pledge to Tell a Gal Pal and Help Raise Money to Support Domestic Violence Survivors
by joining the Tell a Gal Pal Movement on Facebook.The Allstate Foundation will donate $1 to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (up to $20,000) for every person to "Like" the Click to Empower on facebook.
The Allstate Foundation will donate another $1 if you take the pledge to Tell a Gal Pal about domestic violence. As part of the pledge, your photo will be added to the “Faces of Support” gallery to show survivors that they aren’t facing domestic violence alone.
 
Help us reach our goal of raising $20,000. Tell a Gal Pal to join the movement on Facebook! Please feel free to post the Tell a Gal Pal widget on your blog,twitter,facebook,ect.by clicking on the bottom of the widget on right side of my bar.Thanks
 
~I wrote this blog post while participating in The Allstate Foundation’s Tell a Gal Pal blogging program with TwitterMoms, making me eligible to get an interview with Cheryl Burke. For more information on how you can participate click here!
 

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

One Kings Lane-FIRST COME FIRST SERVE ITEMS FREE

Sign-up for One Kings Lane and recieve a FREE $15 instant credit that you can use towards any item on their site and shipping.The products they offer change daily,,alot of members used this credit for kichen items and ended with a FREE item and it included shipping.If you cant find an item under $15 on the day you recieve your credit,check their site daily for new items for sale the next day starting at 8 am,,items are offered 70% off regular retail prices.Hurry and jump on a sale for a freebie!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pillsbury Grands Frozen Mini Biscuits #Giveaway

Crystal from Trying New Products is giving one of her lucky readers a Pillsbury prize package that includes-coupon good for a free package of biscuits, a $15 gift card, a biscuit basket, a butter dish and spreader!!

Giveaway ends 10/10
Please enter here!  Good Luck!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

10 Tips for Planning a Unique Baby Shower!!

Tiny Prints and TwitterMoms has teamed up to do a great blogging program,i have been asked to share 10 Tips for planning a unique Baby Shower.For more info click here

For expecting mothers having a baby is such a fun experience,there's so many items a new born baby will need.So much planning for the expecting mother to prepare for the beautiful day they deliver their bundle of joy.I love to help make things easier for them by hosting a baby shower for the new baby coming.I plan ahead so it all goes well!! I use the 10 tips that i post below and all goes well each baby shower!

  1. Plan ahead- I love to make a list of every thing that is needed for the baby shower and mark each item off as soon as its completed.If things are started at the last minuite it could get very hectic and alot of the planning could go wrong.So plan ahead incase something falls through.
  2. Purchase invitations that goes with the theme of the baby shower.If i know the theme the mother has planned for her baby i usually choose a theme to match it.If im not sure what theme she has in mind then i try to think of things i know the mother likes that could tie into the baby shower.What ever theme is choosen i will have a cake and balloons,decorations that will also go along to match.
  3. Set up someone to take pictures-Pictures are great for a baby shower,when the baby gets older his/her mother can show off the pictures of the baby shower,and even show off the pictures to friends.Maybe even create a scrap book for the memories.
  4. Plan the amount of  food and beverages needed- You never want to run out of food and beverages for  the baby shower,every quest should be able to have atleast one serving IF food and beverages will be planned.
  5. Try not to make the Baby Shower to overwelming for the mother to be- if the baby shower will be in doors have a nice temperature set for the room,you dont want her to be to hot or to cold.(when i was pregnant,id have so many heat flashes!)Make sure there's enough room for her so she doesnt feel to closed in.If its outside,set it up in an area that has shade,and keep her a cold drink available.
  6. Plan fun games- Everybody loves a chance to win a prize,sitting around being board just isnt good! Plan some fun games that offer prizes to the winners.I love to have quests choose a piece of string/yarn that they think is a match to her belly size by wrapping it around her belly.The one who quess the correct link or the closest to it can win a prize.Keep the quests entertained.
  7. Mail out or hand deliver the invitations in a timely matter.Give your quests time to prepare as well.They might need to schedule their plans according to the party date or if they need time to go shopping for a gift.Last minuite invites might not be good if people all ready have plans.
  8. Set up a registry-Some stores has a registry that you can join with ideas of the items needed for the baby.It all depends on what kind of items the mother would need or want.Try to set it up as a suprise!
  9. Give the Mother to be something that will make her feel very special on the day of the baby shower,maybe you can decorate a chair as her own chair for the party,decorate it with things,items that she would love such as chocolate,bath and beauty products,her name,ect.
  10. Quest book-  Provide a quest book that quests can sign and mark down who gave what gifts so the mother can send out thank-you cards.Also its sometimes nice to look over the book in the future.
Please feel free to share some of your tips,id love to read them!
Do you have a baby shower or another event to plan?Check out the some of Tiny Prints invitations here!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Tiny Prints blogging program, making me eligible to get a Tiny Prints gift code worth $50, plus 25 FREE Tiny Prints greeting cards—a total gift value of $149.75! For more information on how you can participate, click here!

Monday, September 20, 2010

SWAGGER WAGON

If you need a good laugh today u might want to watch this video! lol

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BlogMania Event

WhatBlog Mania is a bi-annual prize-winning extravaganza that lasts for 2 days.






Who: It’s open to anyone! As a participant, you will have an incredible opportunity to blog hop to as many of the 175 participating blogs (like VoM) as you want and enter their amazing giveaways. Each blog involved has a minimum of $100 in prizes. Something for EVERYONE! (Several blogs will have international giveaways as well). Village of Moms alone has almost $700 of prizes to give out! So far the combined prize total is over $30,000!!

When: The next event will be held on September 15 and 16, 2010.
Many of the participating prize sponsors will be offering specials (discounts and free shipping) in the coming months, so keep checking for more information and additions to each of VOM's two themed prize packages.






Village of Moms Contributing Sponsors:






Prize-Package Theme 1: “All Natural For Your Baby, Your Home, Your Life”(VALUE $373.37)

Cushy tOOsh ~ Eco Baby Wipes ($12.95) and Nite Nites cloth diaper ($18.95)

Organically Hatched ~ Gift Certificate ($15)

Milkin’ Cookies ~ Two-week Supply of Lactation Cookies ($20.95)

Clean Queen Soap Co. ~ Rosemary Spearmint Olive Oil Vegan Organic Soap ($5.75)

Crzy Bag Lady Designs ~ Eco-Friendly Travel Changing Pad/Blanket ($23)

Garden of Holly ~ Organic All-Purpose Disinfecting Cleaner ($10)

Pink Dixie ~ Eco-Friendly Lavender Laundry Bag ($8)

What the Wild Things Wear ~ Yucca Organic Toddler T-shirt ($22)

Karens Kreations 22 ~ Recycled Cargo Backpack ($30)

Bitsy Bear ~ Organic Cotton Onesie ($14)

Ruby Ryder Attire and Gifts ~ Organic Airplane Onesie ($18)

Green Loving Families ~ FuzziBunz Cloth Diaper (approx $18) and Eco-Nuts Laundry Soap ($11.99)

Aunt Flo’s Sass Rags ~ Light Day Sass Rag ($7) and Heavy Day Sass Rag ($7) and Overnight Sass Rag

A Alicia Accessories ~ Organic Eco-Friendly Camelia Fascinator ($25)

Mama’s Organic Baby ~ Dr. Sharp Dentistry Natural Kids Toothpaste ($11.95)

SiliKids ~ SiliSkin Glass ($7.95)

iPlay Babywear ~ Cornstarch Teether ($9.99) and Stainless Steel Bottle ($12.99)

Zoe B Organic ~ Kidishes Tumbler, Bowl, and Plate set (approx. $15.00)

Life Without Plastic ~ Green Frog 3-Piece Dish Set ($27.95) and Children’s Stainless Steel Cereal Bowls ($19.95)



Prize PackageTheme 2: “On the Go With Baby” (VALUE $290.57)

My Precious Kid ~ Baby K’Tan Carrier ($54.99)

Kolcraft ~ Contours Options 3-Wheeler Stroller ($159.99)

Zoe B Organic ~ Natursutten Teether ($11.75), On-the-go Sleepy Hats ($16.99), Natursutten Pacifier ($8.95)

Life Without Plastic ~ Oval Bento Lunchbox ($15.95) and 3-Tier Mini Tiffin ($21.95)



Special thanks to Studio Chic Design for offering a Custom Designed Etsy Shop Makeover ($20)

For more info click Here 
Set your clocks to enter at midnight!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

39 Clues Blog Tour - Guest Post by author Gordon Korman! (giveaway)

One lucky reader from Robyn's Online World will win books 1-8 of The 39 Clues, PLUS book #8 will be signed by author Gordon Korman!
This giveaway is only open to those in the USA, ages 18+. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on Friday, September 10, 2010.
enter here