Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Winner of the 18X24 Rolled Poster Print

Congratulations Donna you are my winner of the 18 X 24 Rolled Poster Print givewaway.
Donna's comment:
Donna said...
I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)
was the winning comment. Donna I have sent you an email now you have 48 hours to respond.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Safety Around Dogs Video

Contact your childrens schools and day cares about this video that is available from The American Kennel Club to teach your childern how to be safe around dogs.

Safety Around Dogs Video
AKC Offers Program for Children's Safety Around Dogs

Children and dogs go together like peanut butter and jelly. A child's first best friend is often the family pet. Yet too frequently our nation's children are not taught how to be safe around dogs.

We teach children to look both ways before crossing the street and to never accept rides or candy from strangers, and we must also teach them how to be safe around dogs.

With this in the mind, the American Kennel Club created Safety Around Dogs, Your Safety Begins with You! This program contains a 14-minute video and an activity copymaster booklet. The video and booklet teach children how to properly greet a dog, what to do when they see a loose dog and how to understand a dog's body language, among other topics.

The AKC designed Safety Around Dogs, Your Safety Begins with You! for children in grades K-6. The kit is offered to teachers, librarians, youth group leaders, animal control officers, animal shelters, veterinarians and community and civic leaders.

The American Kennel Club also offers a list of AKC-affiliated club volunteers who are available to make presentations about canine safety, and other dog-related topics, to groups of children. These volunteers, called Canine Ambassadors, usually make presentations with their dogs.

For more information about the AKC's safety program or to obtain a list of Canine Ambassadors in your state, please contact the Public Education department at publiced@akc.org.

If you would like to order your school or youth group a copy of Safety Around Dogs, Your Safety Begins with You!, please e-mail orderdesk@akc.org. Remember to include your name, school or affiliation (for example, the Boys and Girls Club), mailing address and daytime phone.

The American Kennel Club will only ship to the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Please call AKC Customer Service 919-233-9767 (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) if you need to arrange shipment to a foreign country, including Mexico and Canada. The AKC will charge a $10 shipping fee to all foreign countries.

National Public Lands Day

Saturday September 26 is National Public Lands Day and entrance to all 391 national parks is free!
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2008, 120,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, and planted over 1.6 million trees. Join us for the 16th annual National Public Lands Day.
See what's going on in your neck of the woods here.

Join the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation for a day of service, celebration, and a sneak peek of the Ken Burns film, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea premiering the next night on PBS.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ford Taurus Game Day House Party

I just got picked to host a Ford Taurus Game Day Party with House Party. If I am one of the first 1000 to set up my party I will be in the running to win a new Ford Taurus and a trip to the set of the Ford Drive One Fox NFL Sunday pre game show. How cool is that.

New Frozen Treat Review and Giveaway - CLOSED

Dancing with the Stars is over. Hubby is snoring in his recliner. The kiddos are finally asleep. You are half asleep waiting for the local news. Ah peace and quiet. Suddenly you hear this tiny voice "Hey Momma I here waiting for you." You start up looking right and left. You could have sworn the kids were asleep, but then they wouldn't call you like that. There it is again. "Hey Momma I'm here in the freezer. You know you want me" Oh no it's that darn gallon of chocolate ice cream you bought for the "kids". It's been calling you all night and so far with the kids and DH awake you have been able to resist. But now it's just you and him.
Suddenly you find yourself moving to the kitchen. You don't even remember getting out of the chair. No matter how hard you try to turn away the force is too great. You can still hear the voice soft and low calling to you. On it's own your hand reaches for the freeze door and pulls it open. There in all of it's glory is that gallon bucket of that darn chocolate ice cream. You know if you take it out you will be lost and that little black dress that you are going to wear to your class reunion will not fit but the sirens call is too strong. Just as you reach for the bucket out jumps your hero in it's little white carton and pink lid. That carton of Yoplait Whips that you had bought along with the ice cream to eat while the kids were having theirs. In the rush to get the groceries put away and get dinner started you must have put it in the freezer by mistake. Now here it is blocking your hand from the ice cream. Good little Yoplait Whips. You grab it and slam the freeze door shut before the ice cream can grab you. Your not sure how it will taste but you know that it will so much better for you than the ice cream. You get a spoon and go back into watch the news. The lids comes off and you go for the first spoonful. Not rock hard but still frozen. You taste and WOW this is sooo good. Who would have guessed that you could have a frozen treat that tastes good and is really good for you.
When I was offered this review and giveaway by My Blog Spark and Yoplait, I though what an interesting idea. Put your Yoplait Whips in the freeze and then you have a frozen treat that you won't feel guilty if you eat the whole thing. I tried it with Yoplait's Raspberry Mousse.
Have you ever had Sorbet? Well the raspberry mousse was smooth and cold and better than any sorbet that I have ever had. I will with out a doubt keep Yoplait Whips in the freezer. Because everyone in the house loves them even DH who professes to hate yogurt.

Here is your chance to try it and win a "Summer Cool Down" gift bag that includes 2 free coupons for Yoplait Whips, a great cooler tote, some Popsicle molds and a set of 12 color-changing spoons.

How do you enjoy your Yoplait Whips, ice-cold or softly chilled and what is your favorite flavor?
Answer this question for your first comment.


1) Follow my blog 1 entry
2) Follow me on Twitter 1 entry
3) Blog about this giveaway and leave link in comment 5 entries
4) Tweet daily with a link in the comment for extra entries
5) Entry my other giveaway 18" X 24" Rolled Poster Print 1 entry.

This giveaway will start on Wednesday 9/23/09 and end at 11:59PM on Friday 10/2/09
Please make sure you put your email address with each comment. I will not search for a contact email if it is not there. The winner will be chosen by random.org and they will have 48 hours to contact me. If after 48 hours there is no contact, I will choose a new winner.

I received no compensation for this review other than the product to be reviewed. This is strictly my opinion.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Help a Fellow Blogger

Want to help a fellow blogger and win something for yourself? Go over to Babes and Kids Review and comment on her The Heart of The Home Post. She can win a desperately needed washer and dryer with your help. You can win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Giveaways

Win a SnorgTees Tee shirt of your choice at Helping Mommies Win ends 10/1

How would you like save money on soda? Make your own with the Fountain Jet Starter Kit that is being given away at I Like It Frantic ends 10/6

That blank wall just staring at you? Go to The Suburban Jungle for a chance to win $50 giveaway from Quote The Walls ends 10/2

SWAG ALERT at Bellaziza's Favorites. Win a Maxtrix student desk, chair and Maxpack valued at $1000. This is a biggie.

18" X 24" Rolled Poster Print Giveaway- CLOSED

LargeFormatPosters.com a division of UPrinting has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway here at The Loca Loba. They are offering me and one of my readers an 18"X24" Rolled Poster Print. We can create own own photo enlargement or custom poster.
I have a family picture that was taken the Christmas before my dad passed away that I would like to made into a larger print that I can frame. Because I am a first time user I am so glad that Poster Printing a division of UPrinting has a pre press team that will help me avoid making file setup errors which are the #1 cause of bad prints.

Now for the giveaway:

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will be shipped free UPS ground
MANDATORY COMMENT: 1) Tell me how you will use your poster print if you win.
If the mandatory comment is not your first comment then all of the rest will be disqualified.
2) follow my blog 1 entry
3) follow me on Twitter 1 entry
4) Blog about this giveaway with a link to me and the sponsor LargeFormatPosters.com 5 entries
5) tweet daily 1 entry each
6) email 3 friends and cc me @ alocaloba.gmail.com 3 entries
Please make sure you put your email address in your comments so I can contact you when you win. This giveaway will start Sunday 9/20 and end at 11:59PM on Sunday 9/27. The winner will be chosen randomly and will have 48 hours to respond to my notification email. If the winner does not respond in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.
The winner will be awarded a coupon code in an email by Oct. 1, 2009, so they can go to the LargeFormatPosters.com site to choose their print.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Turn Sandwich Making into Fun

Turn your ketchup and mustard bottles into fun characters with Charlie Ketchup and Marvin Mustard lids. They replace the lid that comes on the bottle with what some may consider "gross" fun. Charlie dispenses ketchup through his nose and Marvin dispenses mustard from his mouth. Win a set at Annie's Home. Your kids small and large will love them. Giveaway ends 10/7.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Christmas is Coming

Win a Nerf Dart Tag Capture the Flag Set from Coffee With The Mrs. This is a gift that the older kids will love. ends 9/28

Win a Jazwares "Hersey's" 2GB USB flash drive fromCoffee With The Mrs ends 9/30. A great gift for that hard to please tween in your live.

Win a Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, 2 boxes of K-Cups(your choice), and some goodies from Shoffee.com on Coffee With The Mrs ends 10/4

Win a Cascio EXILIM EX-S12 Digital Camera from Coffee With The Mrs ends 10/8

A Beams Interactive Music System would be a great family gift. Not only can a small child make music with it but that picky teen would have a great time with it also. Win one from Hip Mama's Place ends 9/27

Win a Step2 LifeSyle New Traditions Kitchen at Coffee With The Mrs. A great gift for all of the little budding chefs in your life. Ends 10/12

Win your choice of FOUR ITEMS - therapy items, foot essentials, body scrubs or something from the Sesame Street line for the kiddos from the The Village Companys web site on Coffee With The Mrs ends 10/9

Win your own custom Charm Factory charm bracelet at Kiddies Corner Deals ends 9/30

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How to Nag Your Kids Using Technology

Join in Wednesday night 9/16 to a Twitter chat hosted by Monica Vila from TheOnlineMom to learn how to use technology to connect with your kids. The chat will be between 9:00PM and 10:00PM EST. Use hashtag #TheOnlineMom to participate. There will be a giveaway with this chat. Some lucky tweeter who tweets about this chat between midnight Tuesday 9/15 and 9:55PM EST Wednesday 9/16 and uses the hastag #TheOnlineMom will win an Xbox 360. The winner will be drawn by randomly from all of the qualifying tweets. See you there.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Great Giveaways in Blogworld

Kiddies Corner Deals is hosting a giveaway for a Sentimental Silver Personalized Tiny Tag ends 9/25

Win an Aurora YooHoo and Friends plush toy from A Hippy Happy Mom ends 9/18

Win 2 tickets to the 70th Anniversary showing of The Wizard of OZ in Hi-Def from Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls. ends 9/16

Friday, September 11, 2009


I can remember when I was a kid my great grandma would come over to our house and was our best playmate. She was always willing to come out side with us no matter how many mosquitos there were. She would be in the house talking and we would stand at the back door yelling for her to come on. She told us she would be out in 2 wiggles of a bunny's tail. We had rabbits at the time so we went out to the cage and watched those rabbits. As soon as one of them wiggled it's tail twice we were on our way back to the door to tell her. She would come out and we would make sand pies in the sand box.
My parents would take us over to her house to stay overnight sometimes. She had a built in cabinet with books and games that we allowed to play with after supper. She had an old platform rocker that she would sit in with us kids on the floor around her feet. She would read stories like Black Beauty to us. Everyday I thank God for Grandparents, because who is going to teach the up and coming generations how to survive in this world.


Eight years ago the United States was attacked on this day. Thousands of innocent people where injured and killed. Lives were changed forever. We must never forget and let our guard down again. We were attacked several times before the Twin Towers in New York but we chose to ignore these attacks. All that did was make our attacker braver.
Please keep the United States in your prayers today and everyday. Pray for the lives lost. Pray for our young soldiers who give their lives everyday to protect us.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

National Child Passenger Safety Week

September 12-18 is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Saturday September 12 is "Seat Check Saturday". The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking all parents who are using a child safety seat to have the installation checked at one of the centers available nationwide. To find a center near you click on this link http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm. This link also shows centers that can help Spanish speaking parents.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children 2 to 14. This is because car seats and seat belts are misused or not used at all. The really scary part is that 3 out of 4 car seats are not installed correctly, so even if they are used there is a real chance they won't protect your child. This is why Momfluence and I urge all of you parents to go on Saturday to get your car seat installation checked. The 15 or 20 munites that it will take could save that precious cargo you are carring in your car in case of an accident.

Disclosure for my post: Amy Lupold Blair, founder of Momfluence, is acting on behalf of NHTSA's child passenger safety efforts.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Giveaways I Entered

http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/2009/09/charm-factory-sterling-silver-charm.html Win a beautiful Sterling Silver bracelet and 8 charms of your choice. ends 9/18

Never forget your password again with the Internet Password Organizer ends 9/19

win a $500 Walmart Gift Card ends 9/9 http://onthego2mommy.blogspot.com/2009/08/500-walmart-giftcard-giveaway.html

Win a charm bracelet from Helping Mommys Win http://winningmommys.blogspot.com/2009/08/charm-factory-bracelet-giveaway-and.html
ends 9/10

10 Big Winners Kim & Scott's Pretzels 5 coupons for a free box and 5 coupons for $1.00 off http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/2009/09/kim-scott-pretzels-giveaway-10-winners.html ends 9/17

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Teach Youself To Draw Animals

Are you a budding artist? Would you like to be able to draw animals but just can't seem to get them to look right? Fave Crafts is having a giveaway for The Art of Drawing Animals book by Walter Foster. http://http//www.favecrafts.com/sweeps/Art-of-Drawing-Animals-Book-Giveaway is the link to enter. The giveaway ends on September 15 and you can enter daily. You can get extra entries by Tweeting and by blogging.

Grandparents Day September 13

Giveaways 9/1-9/11

Mystic Wonders Laundry System at http://www.texascouponersanonymous.com/2009/08/reviewgiveaway-laundry-ball-system.html ends 9/3/09

Water Pik Eco-Flow Shower head giveaway at http://adjix.com/kafk 5 winners ends 9/8/09

Win a Bubble Planner at http://www.texascouponersanonymous.com/2009/08/reviewgiveaway-bubble-planner.html
ends 9/3

Win a Barn Dandy vintage lunchbox set, notebook set and backpack at http://www.bellazizasfavorites.com/2009/09/02/swag-alert-back-to-school-in-vintage-style-with-barn-dandys ending date is undetermined.

Win a Hydro-Go Pet Canteen at http://www.reviewsandgiveaways.com/2009/08/hydro-go-review-and-giveaway.html ends 9/10

Win a Fisher-Price Trio Building Set at http://www.sweetlifeinthevalley.com/2009/09/fun-free-fridays-giveaway-fisher-price.html ends 9/10

The Mosquitos Have Returned

I don't know where those little devils have been but they have returned and they must be starving. All summer there have been no mosquitos at my house. Last night when I got home and was walking up to the door I was attacked. Mosquitos everywhere. They really must like me becasue I as soon as I swatted one there was 6 to take it's place. Well maybe not 6 but it sure seemed like it. Hopefully they will leave soom and go back to where ever them were.