Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bounce it Off Millions Sweepstakes!



Bounce takes Facebook interaction to a whole new level with a new initiative called Bounce It Off Millions!
First, Bounce asked people to make a choice between sheets or bar, and now Bounce is offering a chance to have millions of Facebook users help you decide on a choice of your own. Still stuck on the final two baby names? Need advice on whether to go to Mexico or the Maldives for your honeymoon? How would it feel to have millions help you decide?  I might ask....do I get my Master's in Education...or just a teaching certificate?
Go to facebook.com/bounce, click on "Bounce It Off Millions” and submit a choice or decision that you’re making in your life. Your question will be turned into a poll, and tens of thousands of Bounce fanatics can lend their opinion, so you’ll have thousands helping you make a guided choice.

Bounce will choose 4 of the most interesting polls to be featured in a facebook ad, so your question or choice could go out to the entire facebook world, inviting 150 million+ Facebook users to help you make a choice. Imagine having that many people decide between your two favorite names for an expected baby!

Bounce fans can also enter in sweepstakes for the chance to win two Bounce Dryer Bars—one to keep, and one for a friend of your choice. 5,000 winners will be chosen.  Click here for contest rules.
I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated in the post are my own.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mat Kearney Young Love CD review!



Mat Kearney's third album, Young Love, hit stores last week debuting on the #1 spot on iTunes Album and Rock charts and is currently sitting at #5!
Propelled by the sunny handclap and catchy hook of hit single "Hey Mama", Young Love is quickly making listeners fall for Mat all over again. Check out the video for "Hey Mama" here. And check out his really cool thinglink widget here.
If you aren't familiar with Mat's music you've probably heard some of his previous hits on your favorite TV shows. Past songs have appeared on 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, The Hills, Friday Night Lights, Scrubs, NCIS, and numerous other television shows. Mat's been winning over crowds on tours with everyone from John Mayer and Sheryl Crow to Keane and The Fray.

Young Love Tracklisting
1 Hey Mama
2 Ships In The Night
3 Count On Me
4 Sooner Or Later
5 Chasing The Light
6 Learning To Love Again
7 Down
8 She Got The Honey
9 Young Dumb And In Love
10 Rochester
11 Seventeen

Mat on Tour This Fall

Mat is hitting the road in September playing nearly 40 shows in US & Canada. Tickets on sale now.

9/14 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill
9/16 Charleston, SC Music Farm
9/17 Athens, GA GA Theater
9/18 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
9/20 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
9/23 Louisville, KY Headliners
9/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
9/25 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
9/27 Interlochen, MI Corson Aud
9/29 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
9/30 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
10/1 Des Moines, IA People's Court
10/2 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
10/4 Bloomington, IN Bluebird
10/5 St Louis, MO The Pageant
10/7 Oxford, MS The Lyric
10/8 Pine Mountain, GA Callaway Gardens
10/9 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
10/20 Nashville, TN Cannery
10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/24 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head
10/25 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
10/27 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
10/28 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/29 Philadelphia, PA Theater of LIving Arts
10/30 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/1 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
11/2 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
11/4 Boston, MA House of Blues
11/5 Portland, ME State Theatre
11/6 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
11/8 Montreal, QC Petite Campus
11/9 Toronto, ON Opera House
11/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
11/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
11/15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/17 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/19 Madison, WI The Majestic
11/20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue


MY TAKE:

I recognize Mat Kearney as a Christian artist...so I wasn't sure if I was going to like this CD or not...but all I can say is...."WOW!"  It is an incredible album!  I was pleasantly surprised!  My whole family gets in the car and wants to hear it now!  I really like "Hey Mama", "Ships in the Night", and "Count on Me."  They are awesome songs.  The whole CD is awesome!  Very well put together, played, sung...everything about this CD screams HUGE HIT!  He has such a smooth voice and he is so soulfull!  I could listen to him sing all day I think!

I would definitely suggest Mat Kearney and this album to anyone.  I think it has elements of a lot of different genres.  I really think this CD is quite universal.

I have been one of the lucky ones to be asked to go to his Omaha show and review it!  I am INCREDIBLY excited!  I am taking a friend of mine and we are planning a fantastic night!  I can't wait to come back here and post pictures and a review of what I am sure is going to be a very memorable evening!

*As a member of One2One Network I was asked to give my honest review of the Mat Kearney CD Young Love.  I was sent a copy of the CD and have given my honest opinion on it.  No compensation was given other than the CD.*






Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dominican Trip!!!!


Below is a post I made this evening on my "family" blog.  I will be posting the pictures and the journal entries on that blog.  It is just easier to post it all in one place.  Soooo...if you are interested in seeing pictures and finding out what the 10 best days of my life were like, please feel free to visit, subscribe and check it out!  I will be posting one post per each day that I was there!  I will also share some of my favorite pictures!  The address is www.nebraskafillemans.blogspot.com



Hi all!!! We are home and have been for a little over a week...but we have been POOPED! So sorry this is a slow post to get written! Between just getting enough rest, and getting over being sick from being way too tired...and getting ready for school which starts tomorrow...we have just been SOOOO busy! I FINALLY have all the pictures up and edited. You can find them on my facebook page, my profile is tonya stutzman filleman. I plan on posting my favorites on the site, but I also plan on having a running slide show on the left had side. I have the pictures uploaded to Picasa, but for whatever reason the albums don't want to cross to the blog. So I have to do some tweaking! I also have about a 50 page journal that I wrote while there...actually...probably longer. I wrote about 10 pages a day...they were smaller pages...so, I have about 100 pages of journaling to share...but don't worry...I won't share it all! I will just go through my journal and highlight the day! I will go day by day though, as I plan on using this blog as a bit of a diary for the kids when they get older too of what they/we have done! So sit back, relax and TUNE IN! I would encourage you to subscribe if you haven't already. You can do that on the sidebar. That way the e-mail comes directly to you and you don't have to worry about logging into blogger every day! I should get the first of 10 posts up by tomorrow some time!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE ALL THE FABULOUS THINGS GOD HAS DONE IN OUR LIVES AND THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE IN THE DOMINICAN!!! GOD IS GOOD!!!!
The picture above was taken on the say from Santo Domingo to San Juan. We flew into Santo Domingo....stayed the night there as we got in after midnight. The next morning we left for San Juan at 9 am

Time Island Review


I was asked to review a fun and engaging virtual world called "Surviving Time Island.".   
Time Island is a virtual world where you can learn how to survive, play cool games, meet kids from all around the world, develop your own hut and create tribes with your new island friends!  It is a lot like E-Pets, or Webkins...just with an older twist.  You can earn points to buy things with, and you have to make sure you feed yourself, get enough rest, etc.  Time Island is a place of wonder and adventure. Your survival skills will be put to the test as you explore white beaches and lush jungles; tree-top terraces and dark underground caverns.


You will have to outsmart, out maneuver and outlast the troublesome green creatures that inhabit the island, known as the Goggs.
Meanwhile, it’s a good idea to stick together so you and your friends can create and join a tribe. Survival is always easier when you’re not alone. To survive you must also care for your cleanliness and hygiene, and keep your avatar well fed.
Most importantly, keep your eyes open and your wits about you. Around any bush and behind any rock, even in the giant trees and hidden in the darkest corners of the caves, you will discover countless games and activities.  Talk to your friends, or make new friends!  A great virtual, fun world for most ages!!
To survive on Time Island is a challenge, but the fun is even greater!

If you are interested in registering to play, here is a great youtube video to help with the process.

Are you interested in finding out more?  Go here.
Here is a training center to help!

MY TAKE:

I registered myself and tried it out with out first reading the instructions.  It was difficult to figure out how to move without having first read the instructions.  If I had read the instructions I would have had no problem at all.  So...read the instructions!  :-)  I had a moment where I acted like a man apparently!  :-)  Anyway, I enjoyed it once I started going. 

I then introduced it to my 12, 10 and 6 year old.  The 12 year old liked it, said it was cool, but would rather play one of his dragon games.  The 10 year old thought it was GREAT!  He really enjoyed it!  The 6 year old would have enjoyed it more if there were animals to play with!  :-)  So, I think it could be fun for any age....but probably more so around the 10 year mark. 

It was clean fun though, which is something I am always looking for.

*I recieved no compensation for this post, I was given opportunity to try the product and sent some materials to help promote it...all of the opinions in this post are mine and mine alone.*

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hellman's!

School's out and sandwiches are in! From beach-side picnics to backyard BBQs, summer is the perfect season to savor sandwiches made the way you like them. When it comes to sandwiches, the bread is your canvas. In fact, a recent Hellmann's® Sandwich Survey reveals nearly six in ten Americans (59%) believe that making a sandwich is an art that gives them an opportunity to get creative, rather than a science that simply requires slapping the right ingredients together.** No matter how you choose to build your sandwiches this summer, Hellmann's®* is the key ingredient that makes any sandwich even more delicious!
Chef Bobby Flay teamed up with Hellmann's® to encourage sandwich lovers everywhere to share their passionate preferences for sandwich-making techniques. They want to know how you create your sandwich masterpieces... Do you spread your Hellmann's® Mayonnaise on one slice or both? Is the crust a must or does it get the cut?
All you have to do is go to Facebook.com/hellmanns to share your sandwich-making tips, tricks, techniques and secrets. You'll also have the opportunity to build your perfect sandwich and enter the Hellmann's® Build Your Perfect Sandwich Sweepstakes for a chance to win great prizes including a kitchen essentials bundle, grocery gift cards, and Hellmann's® products.***
Nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of moms with sandwich-loving kids say they serve their families the favorites they ate growing up!** Hellmann's® wants to help you pass your favorites along and inspire the next generation of sandwich lovers.
 "Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Hellmann's® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place."

*Or Best Foods® depending on geographical location of media market
** ABOUT THE SURVEY: The Hellmann's® Sandwich Survey was conducted by Kelton Research between March 21st and March 28th, 2011 using an email invitation and an online survey of 1,373 Americans ages 18 and older, with oversampling in specific geographic regions and women with children under 18 living in the household. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 2.6 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with All persons in the universe represented by the sample.