Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mini Social, $10 off of $10!

Check this out!!

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

Groupon!

I am sure you have all heard of Groupon...but have you signed up for it...and used it? It is an awesome opportunity to get things that you normally do, at a HUGE discount. I don't ever buy things that I don't normally do, or use...but if it is something I usually do, then I am ALL IN! Check it out. If nothing more...just sign up and you can have the "specials" sent to you daily! I just got 3 Redbox rentals for the price of 1. Not too shabby! Click on the link below!

http://www.groupon.com/r/uu14006978

Monday, December 27, 2010

iCaughtSanta.com giveaway extended

GIVEAWAY ENDED! CONGRATS TO GWEN, ROBYN, RENEE, KEELEY...AND ANONYMOUS BUT ANONYMOUS DIDN'T LEAVE ME AN E-MAIL ADDRESS...SO I WILL ONLY BE GIVING AWAY 4 SINCE I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH ENTRIES. I WILL GIVE THE FIFTH ONE AWAY IN A FUTURE GIVEAWAY SO STAY TUNED IF YOU MISSED THIS ONE!!

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!



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

iCaughtSanta.com GIVEAWAY....5 WINNERS!!!!

Sponsored by Tomoson.com



GIVEAWAY EXTENDED!!!!!!
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

GIVEAWAY:
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!

MANDATORY ENTRY:

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!!

Extra Entries:

Follow Nebraska Hockey Mom - 1

Subscribe to Nebraska Hockey Mom - 1

Grab my Nebraska Hockey Mom button - 2

Blog about this giveaway - 5

Tell someone else about this giveaway - 1 per person

Tweet this giveaway - 2

Follow me on Twitter - 1

GOOD LUCK!

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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New FREE Media Diet Calculator launch December 26th!

With the Christmas nearly upon us, we know lots of you will be giving and getting electronic gifts this year. So we wanted to let you know about a way to calculate your family’s media intake.

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

NLT Facebook Page Sweepstakes

I wanted to fill you in on an exciting contest that is currently being run and sponsored by the New Living Translation. We’re highlighting three ministries, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Oasis International, and The Dream Center, (click on the link to learn more details about these ministries) and by voting for one of these ministries you’ll be entered to win one of many prizes. I have a personal soft spot for the Dream Center as I grew up with Pastor Matthew at his fathers church (pastor Barnett at Phoenix First Assembly of God).

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

My winnings since May!


I meant to start posting these as soon as I started winning...but time got away from me....so I am going to back post from May to now on my winnings throughout blog land. From here on out though, I would like to post monthly. Why am I posting about the thing I am winning? Am I gloating?? NO! Absolutely not! BUT...I want you to see how FUN, how EASY, and how very little time it takes to win a ton of free things for you and your family! My Christmas has been pretty well taken care of thanks to my blog entries! I have had to spend very little money this year which has been a HUGE blessing! I don't like to give the kids, or even me, things that have been won right away....I don't want them to be spoiled. Some of the things...like the vaccuum...were badly needed so I used them right away, but most of the things I have kept in my gift cabinet and I am giving them to the kids...or myself...or someone else special on the holidays or their birthdays, etc. So here is the lowdown:

May
Rainbow Brite CD-ROM game
Survivor Book
Homestead, IA fiction book
Vaccuum
Queen Latifah book (GREAT book by the way)
Corner Art
4 tickets to the circus!
Total: $276.00

June
Blog Design (This is when we became Nebraska Hockey Mom)
200 coupons
2 Adventureland Tickets
2 Legoland Annual Passes
Coast Guard T-shirt
She Colors My World T-shirt
Positive Days DVD
Prize Pack
Balloonamaniacs DVD
Total: $614

July
Organic prize pack
Radius Intelligent Toothbrush
I love Bacteria shirt
$100 Suzie D Photography gift card
$50 Lea Sophia Jewelry gift card
$50 Paperspring gift card
Jensen Project Prize Package
Super Hero Squad Show DVD
Hooked on Phonics Set
Sunmate
Celebrationshoppe party set
Total: $467

August
Flip Flops
Zebra Pen Pack
Zebra Pen
Barney DVD
Crayola Travel Set
Smartyrents 3 months service
Amaze of Grace bok
100 post cards (I used these for my piano business)
Total: $183

September
Rubbermaid Reveal Mop (THE BEST!)
NachoMama T-shirt
Nachomama T-Shirt again
Band Angels Set
3 Baby Prodigy DVDs set
History Instant experts DVDs
Total: $130

October
Rubix Cube
$75 gift card to Hayneedle.com
12 free 5X7 photo cards
Scooby Doo Camp DVD
What good is God Book (sounds bad...but it is Philip Yancy and is good!)
Shutterfly Greeting photo cards (christmas cards!)
Goosebumps DVD
Tuck me in Book
Diamond Earrings (which I promptly lost one! :-( )
30 Day Method Book and DVD
Wall Art
Total: $264

November
You've Been Sentenced game
Fred CD and DVD
Phonics Fantasy DVD
100 photo magnets (piano business again)
Pedialax Gummies
Dora Magazine subscription
$50 CSN gift card
Mom Calendar
Total: $168

SO FAR in December
Santa Letters
Book
Pinebough Candelabra
$25 gift card to retail stores
$50 gift card to Bea's Gift baskets (they were out of the one I picked, so she gave me one that was $10 more!)
Total SO far: $230

So total winnings since May is $2,332.00

Not too shabby for a stay at home mom right? Well...you say...you are always on the computer. No...not really. I spend a lot of time on it at night when the kids go to bed...but not all of it is entering giveaways....I do a lot of e-mailing friends, family and church obligations....I also have my family blog and this blog. So...really I am not on the computer ALL that much. I have a special program that makes entering giveaways THAT much easier too! It fills a lot of the info out for me. It is called Roboform. Very handy...and a must if you are going to be entering a lot of giveaways. I want to give credit where credit is due. I have only a handful of blogs that I subscribe to and that is where I do a lot of winning. Once in awhile I will enter giveaways that aren't within my normal "scope"...but for the most part, I stick with the same circle. Here is the list of those blogs I have won from. Most...if not ALL of these have buttons on the left hand side of this blog.

Coolestmommy
CoastGuard Wife
Candid, Clever, Cost effective
Heck of a Bunch
An Island Life
Bragging Mommy
Bittersweet Existence
Traci 66
Granny Loves Giftbaskets
Guessing all the Way
Wishing Penny
Frugal Plus
Fabulous Family Reviews
Kelly's Lucky You
Enjoy Life, Enjoy Now
Mama's Money Savers
Mommies with Cents
Buzzing Mom
Coupons Are Great
Rockin' Deals
Bewitchin Kitchen
Dirty Truths
Frugal Mom Knows Best
SuperMommy Reviews
Audreys Giveaways
Giveaway Blogdom
Bargain Mom
Aubut Life
Holiday Gifts and More

Okay...I guess that is more than just a handful...but that is about it. Don't forget all of the wonderful things that I have gotten for free for reviewing too!!! I didn't count all of that. I have gotten tickets to Mickey Live for the whole family...I have reviewed children's websites that I get free subscriptions to, I have reviewed lip glosses, makeup, deodarant, Fiber Gummies, Eye drops, DVDs, Clothing, etc. Because my number of followers isn't very high, I don't get the HUGE reviews and giveaways...but I love what I can do.

I also do a few surveys here and there, or review something like a TV show. I get compensation for doing that by Target Giftcards, or Amazon giftcards...usually $25 at a time.

So...if you have the time, and want to have fun, make money, win things....try entering blog land....I have really enjoyed it! I bet you would too!

WINNER OF ROHTO COOLING EYE DROPS!

Back in September I did a giveaway for Rohto Cooling Eyedrops. I was waiting to reach 100 followers before I did the drawing. We didn't QUITE get to it...but I really wanted to do the drawing before the end of the year....so I went ahead and did the drawing even with only 63 followers. :-( BUT...I am THRILLED to announce that LJD is the winner!! She was number 6 comment! I used Random.org to get the winning number.

http://nebraskahockeymom.blogspot.com/2010/08/rohto-cooling-eye-drops-review-and.html#comments


LJD said...
GFC Follower. :) Good luck hitting 100!

Congratulations LJD! You have 48 hours to respond!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Paperspring GIVEAWAY!!!!

JUMP ON THIS!!! THIS GIVEAWAY WILL ONLY GO THROUGH MIDNIGHT ON THE 19TH OF DECEMBER!!!! THAT IS SUNDAY!!!! YOU MUST COMMENT BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY THE 19TH TO GET INTO THIS DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!! GET MORE OF YOUR FRIENDS INVOLVED!!! Make sure EVERYONE knows about this awesome giveaway!!! Especially if you don't have your Christmas cards done yet!! :-)

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:

StickyStock calendars
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!

MANDATORY ENTRY:
FOLLOW ME and TELL ONE OTHER PERSON ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY - 2 entries

Extra 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*
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

CINCH!!!! Preorder book!

It's that time! Time to start thinking about New Years Resolutions! And what is one of the MOST popular resolutions...at least for Americans? That's right...losing some of that extra weight we carry around! Get a jump on preordering a copy of a new book called "Cinch" by Cynthia Sass. You won't be sorry you did!! Stay tuned for a review on the book coming soon!!!!!

AMAZON ($15.59): http://amzn.to/o2oCinch

What I tweeted!
•Thinking @ '11 Resolutions? Preorder copy of new book “Cinch!” by @CynthiaSass author "Flat Belly Diet" http://amzn.to/o2oCinch #cinch

*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

My Special Mom Bag review! Item #4

For info on this Special Mom Bag stuff go here, here and here! Please pass these posts on to others you know to get my followers up there...then maybe I can start GIVING more away instead of JUST reviewing them......


Item #4...then I have to go to bed...items number 5, 6 and 7 will have to wait!!! Sorry! I'm getting sleepy...so...item #4...Bella B Tummy to Toes Cooling Leg and Foot Cream! Yippee!!

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.

My Special Mom Bag review! Item #3

For info on this "mom" bag review...check out my earlier posts here and here!

Now for item #3! The Baby K'tan! Now...I did not actually receive this product to review...but I DID receive an informational packet on it, and a Baby K'tan hat. I also have known people that have had Baby K'tan's...or a knock off brand. Let me just say this first off...if you can figure it out...it looks FANTASTIC! I for one am not good at figuring things like that out. I couldn't even figure out the one that they lay in! Also...it makes me nervous to have them just hanging in there without clips and buckles. Just me. It looks AWESOME though. If I had a newborn and could get over my fears, I would definitely have to try it! The hat they sent is made out of the same material and it is a VERY well made, soft, sturdy hat. The material is very durable...that part would not worry me at all...in fact, it is such a soft material, I wouldn't mind being swaddled in it! This looks like a fabulous product though...there are SO many different ways to use it....9 positions to use from 8-42 pounds to be exact (according to their literature...I notice their website says only 35 pounds). If I wanted to...I could STILL use it with my 3 year old! He is only 36 pounds. I can't imagine WANTING to use it with him...but I could!!! This would also be a great product for us breastfeeders. I always struggled to find a product that was conducive for that. Well...here it is! Having not personally tried it, I can't honestly say that I love it...but...after reading the info...feeling the material and seeing others...I would have to give it my 2 thumbs up!!!

My Special Mom Bag review! Item #2

For more info go to my #1 post here. Before I go on...I just want to say that some of these items I might be able to have giveaways with if I had over 100 followers...so who do you know who would love to follow a quirky, not so busy blog???? Send them over!!!

Okay....Item #2: Another favorite of mine....the Halo SleepSack Swaddle. I received one of these with my 4th son. It was a knock off brand though...this is the ACTUAL Halo SleepSack. Now...I haven't tried it because I no longer have a newborn...but let me say about the concept...it is fabulous. I loved the one I had for my son. I wasn't concerned about suffocation because there were no blankets in his crib and I wasn't concerned that he would be too warm or too cold. The Halo SleepSack though is MUCH softer and more than likely more durable then my knock off brand was. It feels fabulous! This one has the swaddle aspect to it too...whereas mine did not. So basically when baby is really little...they like to be swaddled. This acts not only as a sleep sack, but as a swaddler. Once baby outgrows swaddling, it then is a regular sleep sack...which is essentially a wearable blanket. It helps reduce the riosk of SIDS by replacing loose blankets in the crib. AWESOME item! I would recomment this to any parent, new or seasoned.

My Special Mom Bag review! Item #1

Recently I received a "Mom" bag full of goodies to review. Okay...not so recently. Sorry...it has been sitting by my desk now probably for a couple months. It has been a busy couple of months though...in my defense. Anyway...better late then never...right? So I thought I would take this time before midnight...while the house is quiet and the blizzard is still going strong outside, to do some reviewing. I have read up on and/or tried the products already...I just haven't had the time to actually write the review yet. Anyway....I received 7 items in the bag. Yeah me! So there will be 7 posts...why? Its just easier with the texts and the pictures...yadda, yadda, yadda....so here goes!


Item number 1:
My personal favorite...the Puddle Jumper Life Jacket! WOW! I have to say...I LOVE this item! This adjustable, comfortable life jacket features buckle snaps in the back, fits kids 30-50 pounds and is US Coast Guard Approved. It is made by Stearns...The Life Jacket Experts. It is great for the Lake, pool, beach...anywhere that you might be to help your kiddo learn to swim.
I used it on my 2 year old this summer and it worked wonderfully! He is a VERY obstinant child and WILL NOT wear things like life vests....but he allowed me to put this life jacket on without a fight and he kept it on! It worked like a charm...it helped me feel safer, and it did its job. The ONLY pitfalls were: Weird tan lines...but I'll take weird tan lines over losing my baby any day. The other pitfall....once in awhile, the arms would slip down on one side...so I would find myself readjusting him. Maybe if I had tighted it around the waist that would not have happened? I don't know. We will be using it at the lake this year....so we'll see how it does then too. But...I ABSOLUTELY would recommend this item! It was FANTASTIC in my book!

Friday, December 10, 2010

"America's Most Amazingly Energized Woman" Contest Blog Post

We are celebrating and acknowledging an "Amazingly Energized Woman" in your life!

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

"Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" Review


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!

EPISODE:
ABED'S UNCONTROLLABLE CHRISTMAS - (TV-PG)

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!
MY TAKE:
The new Claymation Christmas episode is kind of like the old Christmas shows "Frosty the Snowman", "Rudolph", just more up to date.
Abed is Muslim....trying to figure out the meaning of Christmas.

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.
I can't honestly say that I liked the show. There was some mild language, that I didn't feel was appropriate for a Christmas special. It is DEFINITELY NOT for children. It simply is a discussion of the meaning of Christmas...or what the characters believe the meaning of Christmas is...with what some may believe to be comedy. It wasn't really my type of comedy...but I could see where some might find it funny.
Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas (rated PG)
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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Phonics Fantasy Theater

I just won a copy of Phonics Fantasy Dance DVD from Simply Stacie. I have enjoyed it and so has my two year old Major. They are offered family and friends a 40% discount off their DVD list price through December 31st, 2010 if you are interested. Their website is www.phonicsfantasytheater.com. The promo code is: tonya.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

BGEA: Meditation: Learning to Think of God

BGEA: Meditation: Learning to Think of God

This article did so much for me in this season of my life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did....

Paperspring review

Hi all! I know I have done a review on Paperspring before...but I feel so strongly about their product that I thought I would let you all know again! They have a ton of options for your photo needs...and even non-photo needs. They sent me some samples of their cards and the paper that they are printed on is very solid, sturdy and professional looking. Their newest cards also are Paperlink-enabled...which means you can turn to the back of the card to view bonus material...meaning you can scan the "widget" with the free Paperlinks iPhone app or visit paperspring.com and enter a special code. I don't have an iPhone, so I went to the website www.paperspring.com and entered the special code that was on the back of the sample card. This particular sample card was a birth announcement. It simply said that the child was born and his "stats". When I put the code in at the website though it went WAY into more detail. It was very neat...like having a little diary online attached to the card you get. Very cool! So, lets say you want to do a Christmas card. You do the regular picture as usual on the pretty photo paper. I do that every year...but then I put in a Christmas letter. With this...I can post my christmas letter online at Paperlinks onthe Paperspring website and my cards will go out with that code so that when people get it, they can read my Christmas letter on line. VERY NEAT!

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!!!!!

GiveBack & Give Thanks During The Holidays







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.*