Thursday, December 30, 2010
Join the Mini Social (discount designer kid's products) and get a $10 credit through January 7, 2011. Just use code merry10 at checkout. Currently, there is a sale from Random House with books starting at just $2.99. Just add at least $10 in items to your cart to use this free credit. You can get several books during this sale and just pay the flat rate shipping cost of $6.95!
There are several other sales you can use the $10 credit, including go mama go, maternity clothes, vintage earth organics and more.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
I have decided to extend the iCaughtSanta.com giveaway to the end of the year. So....you have until midnight on the 31st of December!!! To enter click here!!!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Remember JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON!!! Don't forget that if it wasn't for God sending His ONLY son into the world, known of us would know His saving grace! Thank you Jesus for coming to this earth as a little baby, enduring life with us, and then dying for us to save us from our sins. YOU THE MAN!!!!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
NOW YOU HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST AT MIDNIGHT TO ENTER!!!!
GET YOUR ENTRIES IN!!!!
Recently I was asked to review photos from iCaughtSanta.com. Basically what it is, is a site that allows you to put in your photo and select a Santa pose to put in your photo. I was a bit unsure....I wasn't sure how good it would look...how real....how easy it would be, etc. What I found though was that you can make it look very real by "sizing" Santa to your picture which is VERY easy, and the whole process was extremely easy and very quick! I was VERY happy with the outcome.
You can check it out for yourself at iCaughtSanta.com
Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa caught in
their house. That is what enticed me! My two older boys are starting to doubt the existence. And yes...I know that someday they will know the truth...but it is FUN to believe! I still even believe. Why can't God have a Santa to make Christmas miracles come true? God can use anything and anybody as a vessel right? So...why not a jolly old man with 8 tiny reindeer? Anyway...I thought making a picture that proves "he is real", would put their doubts to rest...at least for this year! For those of you who have been to my house...that is my mantle. There are several different poses to choose from....you don't have to have a fireplace to make this look real!
What I found was that it isn't just Santa! They have a couple different characters. One being the tooth fairy! I can't wait to use this one for MaKenna when she loses her first tooth!!! Check that out at CatchaCharacter.com!
GREAT NEWS!!! The WONDERFUL people at iCaughtSanta.com have offered a giveaway to 5 Nebraska Hockey Mom readers!!! They have also set up a 25% discount code for you: NEBRASKA-HOCKEY-MOM
5 lucky Hockey Mom readers will one ONE FREE iCaughtSanta.com photo with NO expiration! If you decide to use it for the tooth fairy go right ahead!! There is still time for Santa to get in your picture though!
Go over to iCaughtSanta.com to choose your favorite Santa pose, then come back and tell us which one you like best. You MUST be a Nebraska Hockey Mom follower to enter!
Giveaway ends at midnight December 26th!!
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I will be drawing a winner from Random.org on December 27th. That still gives you time to say, "Look what I found on my camera kids!"
*I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I was given one free photo to try the service. Everything mentioned in this post is from my personal experience.*
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You can find more information in the press release below.
New Free Media Diet Calculator Planned to Launch Dec. 26
Aims to Bring Awareness of Family Media Intake Versus Real Life Interaction
Nashville, Tenn. Dec. 15, 2010…
After a season filled with record-setting cell phone and gaming gifts to teens and tweens, iShine is announcing the upcoming Dec. 26 release of the Family Media Diet Calculator. The calculator is a new tool providing customized awareness to families in regards to how much time they spend connected to media in comparison to the amount of hours they spend plugged in with real life interaction and content consumption.
By visiting http://www.familymediadiet.com, parents nationwide will be able to plug in amounts of time their families spend texting, browsing online, consuming television and more. They will then be able to print a free custom analysis of where their families are spending their time in comparison to their involvement in recreational and faith-based activities along with family time and reading. The campaign is not an anti-technology movement. It is about use awareness and being intentional about the content.
It is estimated that the 20 million tweens in this country spend 25 hours a week watching television and playing video games and only one hour in church. George Barna (The Barna Group), a pioneer in research on Christian culture, recently noted that kids spend more time absorbing media than anything else in their lives, except sleeping. A recent article in The New York Times titled “Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction” also discussed the effects of technology compared to focusing and learning.
“We as parents must be deliberate of what media our kids consume, understanding that it is forming the way our kids look at everything – self image, friends, parents, leaders, themselves,” remarks iShine Founder and Chief Creative Officer Robert Beeson. “If we as parents aren’t actively forming the person our kid’s are becoming – make no mistake – someone else is.”
iShine, known for bringing family-friendly media options through tours, music, television and radio mediums, is sponsoring the free Media Diet Calculator. The organization will also be releasing a new interactive Bible for tweens with Tyndale House Publishers in Feb. of 2011.
More about iShine:
iShine is a Christian media group dedicated to ministering to “tweens” and their families. Tweens are defined as children between the ages of 7 and 13, and represent the single most influential age group in the world today. Mainstream media and consumer marketing groups focus their messages of identity, popularity and value predominately to the “tween” marketplace for a reason. iShine reaches today’s “tweens” through Biblically-based live concerts events (iShineLIVE!), unique television programming seen weekly on TBN (iShine KNECT), iShine artist releases to CD and DVD, interactive websites and coming in 2011, an entire line of books and Bibles all specifically designed to be relevant to this vital audience.
Monday, December 20, 2010
To enter, visit the NLT Facebook page by clicking here.
There are several levels of prizes you can win, here are the details:
With the Give the Word Bible Contest and Giveaway:
• Ministries win: Each time the NLT Facebook Page reaches a fan count milestone, votes will be tallied and the three ministries will receive cash donations from the New Living Translation and Tyndale House Publishers.
• Everyone wins: Everyone who enters on the Bible Contest website wins a free download of Matthew West reading the Christmas story.
• Daily NLT Study Bible winners: Vote on the NLT Facebook page and you will be entered to win two NLT Study Bibles—one to keep and one to give away. A new winner will be chosen every day.
• Weekly Give the Word Locally winners: Tell us about a deserving local ministry on the NLT Bible Contest website and they could win five NLT Study Bibles and $250 worth of NLT products.
• One Grand Prize winner will enjoy a unique trip customized just for them and their family (or three guests of their choice), to Wycliffe Bible Translators world headquarters and the WordSpring Discovery Center where they will experience firsthand the exciting world of Bible translation. The Grand Prize winner could also choose to donate the value of the trip--$2000--to Wycliffe instead.
Friday, December 17, 2010
GFC Follower. :) Good luck hitting 100!
Congratulations LJD! You have 48 hours to respond!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I have some GREAT news for holiday card procrastinators out there...guess what?? THERE IS STILL TIME!!!!! Paperspring...remember them? I have reviewed their products two or three times. Their products are FANTASTIC! Anyway...Paperspring is offering 10% off all Holiday cards PLUS FREE 2 day shipping on orders of $50 or more now until December 20th. Use code HOL10 to save 10% on any order and select Two Day Shipping during checkout to receive FREE 2 day shipping on orders of $50 or more.
HERE IS THE GIVEAWAY!!!
Would you like a 2011 StickyStock Calendar ($19.95 retail price)? Details to it can be found here. Or read on:
A perfect gift for you or your friends and family! The StickyStock Calendar is one of our most innovative and impressive items. Nobody else offers this calendar, which solves the problem of having to tape up or use thumbtacks to post up a family or office calendar. StickyStock sticks to anything, even drywall, cabinets and stainless steel fridges. And StickyStock leaves no residue, much like a post-it. You can also write on the calendars with a pen or dry erase marker. Try it - you will LOVE it!
So...want one??? Don't forget...GIVEAWAY ENDS AT MIDNIGHT ON THE 19th OF DECEMBER!
FOLLOW ME and TELL ONE OTHER PERSON ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY - 2 entries
Subscribe to me - 2 entries
Grab my button - 2 entries
Order holiday cards from PaperSpring -10 entries
I will choose the winner using Random.org on the morning of the 20th.
*This post is mine and mine alone...I was given NO compensation for it*
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*I was given no compensation for this post. Everything is my opinion. I am a member of One2one network who gave me the opportunity to review this book and in doing so, I was put in a drawing.*
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Everytime I was pregnant, I struggled with my legs hurting...and I always wanted to find something that would help them. I did use a Mary Kay item for awhile, but it had Eucalypus smell in it, and I couldn't stomach it thanks to my pregnancy. I HAVE sampled this and I think it is great! It works like a charm. I don't have pregnant aches in my legs and feet right now, but I do have weather changing aches in my legs and feet and this really helped with those aches and pains. It has several organic moisturizers to help penetrate deep into your legs to help wtih the dry skin too. It is organic of course and does have a refreshing scent....HOWEVER...if I were pregnant, the scent I think...would bother me. Why? I have TERRIBLE morning sickness throughout MOST of the pregnancy...ANYTHING that smelled like ANYTHING makes me sick...so since this DOES have a fragrance...as refreshing as it may be...I think it would bother me during pregnancy. DEFINITELY does NOT bother me know...but I wouldn't doubt it if it did then. Otherwise the product DOES do what it says it will do...which means I still give it 2 thumbs up outside of pregnancy...but unfortunatly 1 thumb up and 1 thumb down for during pregnancy.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Do you know an "Amazingly Energized Woman"?
Do you know a woman who manages to stay healthy and energized and enjoy life to the max? Does she squeeze in a workout while cleaning the house, or turn any activity with her kids into a fun game? If you know a woman who does it all with a smile on her face, nominate her for this opportunity to be acknowledged and celebrated. (Pssst, maybe this woman is YOU!)
Centrum's "America's Most Amazingly Energized Woman" Contest - LoveFeelingHealthy.com through January 3, 2011.
•This holiday season, the makers of Centrum® and Molly Shannon are in search of “America’s Most Amazingly Energized Woman” and need your help!
•Centrum® invites you to nominate someone who lives life and loves to the fullest during the holiday season while staying healthy (you can even nominate yourself!)
•Go to LoveFeelingHealthy.com to nominate someone by sharing her secrets to enjoying life and love to the fullest during the holidays.
•Nomination submissions must be 300 words or less about how she does it all with a smile.
•Nominations must be submitted by no later than January 3, 2011.
•A panel of judges will select five (5) finalists and the public will then cast their vote for “America’s Most Amazingly Energized Woman!”
•America's Most Amazingly Energized Woman CONTEST PRIZING
◦Grand Prize: $3,000 XPERIENCE DAYS Gift Certificate.
◦Four (4) Runner-Up Prizes: $400 XPERIENCE DAYS Gift Certificate
◦Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations Here.
•While visiting the site, you can also download a $3.00 coupon for Centrum® Women’s or Centrum® Men’s to help you achieve better health during the holiday season.
•Also available on LoveFeelingHealthy.com are tips from Molly Shannon so be sure to check back to learn how to get the most joy out of the holidays by living to the fullest!
* I am a member of One2One Network and this post is part of a member project where I am eligible to win prizing. I make no claims about Centrum as a product or it's effectiveness. *
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I was asked to review an episode of NBC's "Community," a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. It is first showing TONIGHT, Thursday the 9th on NBC.
Let me first tell you a little bit about this particular episode:
At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, "The Soup"), a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group that eventually learns more about themselves than their course work.
Also among the series stars who comprise the group are: comedy legend Chevy Chase ("Chuck") as Pierce, a man whose life experience has brought him infinite wisdom; Gillian Jacobs ("The Book of Daniel") as Britta, the 20-something dropout with something to prove; Yvette Nicole Brown ("Rules of Engagement") as Shirley, a sassy middle-aged divorcée; Danny Pudi ("Greek") as Abed, a pop culture junkie; Alison Brie ("Mad Men") as Annie, a high-strung perfectionist; Donald Glover ("30 Rock") as Troy, a former high school football star trying to find his way, and Ken Jeong ("The Hangover") as Señor Chang.
The "Community" Christmas episode everyone will be talking about!
In this special stop motion animation episode, the meaning of Christmas is lost and Abed's intense fixation on Christmas concerns the group.
When Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed's mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan (John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed's winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness. Chevy Chase, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, and Ken Jeong also star.
everyone will be talking about!
This is not like any other Christmas special I have ever seen. The characters in the show are of multiple religions. It highlights most of the BIG religions, and how they celebrate in tidbits. For example...you see a Jewish Menorrah, a song is sung with the mention of Baby Jesus, etc.
Thursday night December 9th (8/7pm) on NBC.
*I was asked to review this episode and in exchange I was put into a drawing...all of the thoughts in this post are mine and mine alone*
Monday, December 6, 2010
Go to the Its Thoughtful website listed above and sign up for your chance to win $25 giftcard!!!!!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I was very impressed with this new technology...and I DID order some Christmas pictures from them, but I got it on sticky paper. Now my Christmas picture can hang anywhere in someones house. It isn't a sticker...it is more like the static cling...but I thought it would be a nice change for my family and friends....and the quality is fantastic!~
Paperspring DEFINITELY gets a thumbs up from me!!!
Check them out!!!!!
I recently had the opportunity to review the GiveBack It's your Foundation Website. I wasn't really sure what to expect at first, but I was pleasantly surprised. Celebrities like Serena Williams and Oprah Winfrey support it and use it.
What is GiveBack?
*Start your own personal foundation, help your favorite charities.
*Earn money for your foundation automatically by shopping online.
*100% of GiveBack donations go to the charities you support.
So basically, you make your own foundation to help the charities that you love. Then when you shop online, you will get money to put towards those charities. When you sign up...which is free....you will automatically get $5 in your account. Just to see what would happen, I signed up and I DID get the $5 in my account. I then made a personal foundation and donated my $5 to MOPs International. You can donate it to anywhere...when you choose your charities you can put in your state and city and support something locally, or anything nationwide. I was really happy to have MOPs as part of the charities because I have always wanted to donate to them since I have been involved with MOPs for 12 years. I was thrilled to get to donate to the organization! So here is what you do:
Create Your Foundation
GiveBack allows you to do all your giving in one place, without hassle or any complexities. Any charity, any time, any amount.
Free. No cost to you or to the charities you support.
Manage all your giving through one account. One receipt for tax time.
Give to any charity registered with the IRS.
100% of donations goes to charities. (We cover costs through our sponsors.)
Fill Your Foundation
There are several ways to add money to your foundation.
Earn up to 15% of each purchase when you shop at our merchant partners.
Check out the shops!
Make a donation directly using your credit card. Get the tax deduction now; give when you're ready.
Our sponsors want to support your causes. Participate and get chances to earn more for your foundation.
Increase Your Impact
There's power in numbers. Spread the word by promoting charities and sharing stories.
If you want, you can highlight your favorite charities on Facebook.
Small donations add up: now you and your friends can donate together.
Soon you'll be able to create campaigns on behalf of your favorite charity, so you can manage local fundraisers through GiveBack.
I must say, I was really impressed with this organization and I am really happy to be able to review it and spread the word! Check it out!!!! Be sure to check out the widget above!
*I received a chance to win, but received no monetary gain for this post. The thoughts in this post are mine and mine alone.*