Monday, August 31, 2009

Ultimate No Hassle Pets - CLOSED


The kids have been asking and asking for a hamster but you keep saying no because you don't want one more thing to feed and cleanup after. Here is the solution a Zhu Zhu Pets hamster. These little critters are as much fun as the live ones but not near the care. No cage to clean. No feeding time to remember.
MomSelect and Zhu Zhu Pets gave me the opptunity to see first hand how cute these hamsters really are. I received 2 battery operated hamsters, an exercise wheel with tunnels, a skateboard, an adventure wheel, a spiral slide, a car with garage, a surfboard with a sleep dome and a funhouse.

They are so cute running around their habitat and yes they can really drive their little car. There are nine different hamsters to choose from. You can even get outfits for them to wear.
The whole hamster world by Zhu Zhu Pets will be available soon at Walmart, ToysRUs and on Amazon.
MomSelect and Zhu Zhu Pets gave me a hamster and a slide with ramp to giveaway to one of my readers.
The first mandatory entry is go to Zhu Zhu Pets and let me know which habitat set you like best.
After doing the mandatory enter you can get more entries by:

1) Follow my Blog 1 entry
2) Follow me on Twitter 1 entry
3) Blog about this giveaway with a link to Zhu Zhu Pets and me 3 entries
4) Email 3 friends about this giveaway and cc me @ alocaloba@gmail.com 3 entries
5) Tweet about this giveaway 1 entry ( retweet daily for an extra entry)

Make sure you leave your Email address with each comment so I can contact you when you win. This giveaway will start on Monday 8/31/09 and end on Monday 9/7/09 at midnight. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Birthday Bash at Tales From a Shopaholic Mommy

In honor of her daughter's second birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY) Sandy at Shopaholic Mommy is throwing a Birthday Bash. There will be lots of giveaways including shoes, clothes, watches and an Amazon gift card. Grab her button and let her know you have it for 5 extra entries in all of the giveaways.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cleaning up

When I bought my house there was a huge aboveground pool in the backyard. It was nice but with my hours it was hard to find time to use it. I found out that a pool is a rather expensive toy to have what with all of the chemicals you have to use in it and the electricty the pump takes when you are cleaning it. After the first year I decided to not use it and let the water go down. Well I should have paid more attention to the water level because last year when Hurricane Ike blew through he did a number on my pool. There was no water in it at the time and when Ike was finished half of the wall of the pool was on the ground and the liner was gone. I just let it go and when I finally decided it needed to be fixed or removed the cost of fixing was much greater than the cost of removal. I called 1-800-Got Junk and had them come out. It took them 3 days to get the mess cleaned up but they did a fantastic job. I felt so sorry for those poor guys because there is very little shade where they were working and it was at least 100 everyday. I had bottles of water in the fridge that I took out to them but still is was so nasty HOT. They are a nationwide company. They charge by the truckload and have a range of prices depending on how full the truck is. I would definitely recommed the Houston branch if you have anything that you need removed and you don't have the time or the means to do it yourself.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thumbs up Johnnie Book Giveaway

Clipper Girls Saving Spot is having a givaway with 3 winners. She is giving away 3 of the Thumbs Up Johnnie 5 book box sets and a Thumbs Up Johnnie Reading Cuddle Buddy. The giveaway ends on Friday August 21 so hurry over for your chance.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Win a Blog Makeover

Tired of that old look? New to the blogging world and want to have a blog that will get noticed? Eighty MPH Mom is hosting a giveaway for a blog makeover by Sara Bonds of Subjective Beauty. Hurry over for your chance to win. The giveaway ends August 30th.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Product Review Place


Just getting started in the blogger world? Not sure how to get companies to let you review their products? There is a place that you can go for help The Product Review Place. This is a place for consumers to find product reviews. This is a place for bloggers to learn about reviews, find pitches from companies that need reviewers and get added exposure for their own reviews. This is also a place for companies and PR people to find reviewers. There are over 300 companies, PR people, Bloggers and consumers who belong. To celebrate the launch of this great site they are having a Twitter party tonight starting at 9:00PM EST. You can now follow them on Twitter: @ThePRPlace.
Their hashtag for twitter: #ThePRPlace. See you there.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ultimate back-to-school Twitter Party


Does the thought of back-to-school shopping make you want to hide in the closet? Well don't worry Lands' End is coming to your rescue.On Thursday August 20th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM CST Lands' End is having a Ultimate Back-to-School Twitter Party! The location is #landsend. Lands' End will have hosts available to answer your back-to-school shopping questions. The party will also feature over 20 product giveaways from co hosts 5minutesformom.com. Go right now and mark your calender so you don't forget to log-on to Twitter for a great evening of shopping tips, giveaways and just some good old fashion socializing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

BlogHer2010

The more I learn about Blogging the more I want to learn. I have been reading all of the blogs about BlogHer2009 and I have decided that I want to go to BlogHer2010. If I can get sponsorship that will be great but I am determined to go either way. I want to meet some of the people that I have started to share their lives with. I want to pick their brains to become a better blogger. So BIG APPLE here I come.

Walgreens $5 off a $25 Purchase Coupon

Walgreens is having their $5 off a $25 purchase coupon deal again. The coupon is only good on Wednesday 8/5/09 and Thursday 8/6/09. This coupon is good either in your favorite Walgreen or on the Walgreen web site. Remember to apply you have to have a total purchase of $25 after all coupons are deducted.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Winners

Here are the winners of my Suave giveaway. furygirl3132 with her post "I love Lavender Vanilla so anytime I can shower with that fragrance is an indulgence. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!" and margeewestom with her post "I emailed 5 friens and copied you." Congratulations ladies. You now have 48 hours to respond to my email.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fast Food....Right

Last night I left work late and was starving. I stopped at a "fast food joint" to get something to eat. I went through the drive through. I decided that the Hearty Breakfast Bowl sounded good so when I got to the speaker that is what I ordered. I also ordered a Tropical Smoothie. The girl taking the orders said what? After I repeated my order 4 times and she still couldn't get it straight, I said just never mind and left.
Now lets go back just a little, I forgot to say the when I arrived at this establishment the only other customer was the car in front of me. So her being overly busy was not the reason she couldn't figure out what I was ordering. I have worked in a fast food restaurant and I KNOW it isn't that hard even if you are busy. It DOES NOT TAKE A DEGREE FROM YALE to do this job.
I really don't know why I go back to this place because they have the worst service and never get your order right. Maybe just maybe this time I have learned my lesson and will find another place.