Saturday, February 27, 2010

Giveaways in the Blogsphere.

Win a Waterpik Sensonic Professional Toothbrush from The Bragging Mommy. Giveaway ends on March 5 at 10:00AM.

Get your $25 Kroger card right here at Mom"s Focus on Cyber World. Ends March 12.

MMMMMMMMMM Pure Maple Syurp you just can't beat the taste. Win a Coombs Family Farms maple syrup gift pack that includes maple syrup, maple candy and maple sugar from The Groschen Goblins. Ends March 10.

Sure and wouldn't you be wanting to win a Charm Factory Irish charm on a black silk cord necklace from The Groschen Goblins. Ends March 10.

Win a beautiful Jewelry By Jacoby Celtic Knot bracelet from The Groschen Goblins. Ends March 10

Monday, February 22, 2010

Teddy's Pride Review and Giveaway - CLOSED


My name is Amos and I have bad breath. There I said it. When mom comes home and I try to give her a kiss she sometimes backs away with a funny look on her face. I try to be carefully what I eat but hey I'm a dog we eat lots of stuff we shouldn't.
A while back Mom gave me some canned dog food and it had some kind of powder on it. Now the only time I get canned food is when she is trying to slip me some medicine but like I said we eat most anything that comes even close to our mouths so it was gone before she could change her mind. It didn't taste bad. The next night I got my regular old dry food but it had that powder on it too. The last month or so she has been putting this powder on my food and I have noticed that when I try to give her a kiss she doesn't back away or make that funny face anymore. She even lets me kiss her every now and then.
I heard her talking the other day and she said she had gotten some Teddy's Pride Oral Care to try out. She said it was 100% natural and would gently clean and whiten my teeth in addition to getting rid of my bad breath. She said it has no taste or odor which I can say is true.
She said it has ProBiora3 probiotics in it that are specially formulated to address the oral care needs of pets. She said it was safe for all dogs and those other four legged fur balls CATS. It is also made in the USA and is backed by 25 years of scientific research.
You can win a 60 day supply right here or if you can't wait you can buy a 60 day supply of Teddy's Pride Oral Care here for $24.95 which is just pennies a day for better breath.

OK here is what you have to do to win.
1) Tell my mom if you have a dog or cat and their name.
2) Follow my mom's blog
3) Follow my mom on Twitter.
4) Follow Teddy's Pride on Twitter.
5) Tweet about this giveaway - can be done daily - must have link to tweet.
6) Blog about this giveaway with a link to this giveaway and Teddy's Pride- 5 entries - must put 5 comments to count as 5
Your email address must be in each comment or that comment will be deleted.

This giveaway will start at 12:01AM on Tuesday 2/23 and end at 11:59PM on Tuesday 3/2 at which time the winner will be drawn by Random.org. The winner will be email and will have 48 hours to respond.

My mom was given the opportunity to review this product because of her membership at The Product Review Place.
Receiving this product at no charge in no way influenced the opinions of any parties involved in this review.

Winner

I have a winner and here is the winning comment:

"I now follow OLPC on Twitter as @shortoncents lvn777 at charter dot net."

I had 26 entries and number 12 was the winner.
I will be sending you an email shortly and you will have 48 hours to respond.
Congratulations.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Some Great giveaways

Win a beautiful Flirty Lasso necklace from Jennifer at The Dirty Shirt. Giveaway ends 2/21.

Win some yummy Fairytale Brownies from Jamie at Cake Mom. Her giveaway ends 2/21

Win a HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart All-in-One printer from 5 Minutes for Mom. Giveaway ends 2/26.

Win the "Amilia" DVD at Tiars & Tantrums. 5 WINNERS in a giveaway that ends 3/6.

Win a 3-way tin of The Big Popper popcorn from Terra at Heck of a Bunch. The giveaway ends 2/20.

Win your choice of a Shannon Barcic Designs hand stamped personalized key chain or necklace from J. Leigh Designz. Ends 3/5

Win & Give a Laptop - CLOSED


How would you like to win a laptop computer for your child? Better yet how would you like to help a child in Africa get one too? Well Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks has teamed up with One Laptop per Child to make this happen.
One Laptop per Child is an organization that creates educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low cost, low power connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful self-empowering learning. Here is a short video that show the great work that One Laptop per Child is doing in Africa.




Now through May 30, 2010 one laptop will be awarded to a U.S. winner and for each U.S. winner another laptop will be donated to a child in Africa. In specially marked boxes of your children's favorite fruit flavored snacks - including Fruit Roll-Ups, Gushers, Fruit by the Foot and Stickerz & Shapes - there will be a unique online code. This code simply needs to be entered on www.WinOneGiveOne.com to see if you are a winner

Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark sent me a box of Fruit by the Foot and a box of Fruit Roll-Ups so I could try my luck at winning a laptop. MyBlogSpark also made a $25 donation to One Laptop per Child on my behalf. They generously gave me 2 boxes of fruit flavored snacks so one of my lucky readers could have their chance to win. MyBlogSpark will also make a $25 dontaion on my winner's behalf.

The first and mandatory entry is:
Share what you have done to encourage your children to help others.

For extra entries that are valid only if the mandatory entry is done.

1) Post this giveaway on your Blog --- 5 entries
2) Follow me on Twitter --- 1 entry
3) Tweet about the giveaway --- can be done daily link must be posted with comment
4) Follow OTPC on Twitter --- 1 entry
5) Email 5 friends and cc me at alocaloba@gmail.com --- 1 entry

Your e-mail contact must be in your comments so I can contact you when you win.

This giveaway starts at 12:01 AM on Friday 2/12/2010 and will end at 11:59PM on Sunday 2/21/2010.
The winner will be drawn by Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. Good Luck everyone.

Although Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark provided product for me to review, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

God Speed White Wolf


2 years ago in the wee hours of the morning of February 10, I lost a very important person in my life...my Dad. He was my go to guy for support no matter what the problem.
That Christmas I debated about going home. I really didn't have the money but something kept telling me you need to go. So I did. My sister who lives in Georgia was able to come too so we were all home. We took a picture because we don't all get home every year not knowing it would be the last one with my Dad in it. When it was time to come back to Houston and we were saying our goodbyes, I knew in my heart that this would be the last Christmas we would spend together. I hugged him and told him that I loved him.
In January my neice had her first baby. The day they took the baby out to my Dad's house to introduce her to her great grandpa an eagle landed in one of the trees in the front yard. I know you are thinking so what? Well my Dad was really fasinated by Native American lore and the eagle is a very sacred being. The eagle is believed to help the Shaman on his journey to the land of the Gods. In all of the years that I lived in Iowa I have never seen one single eagle. Within 3 weeks I got a call from my sister saying that Daddy was in the hospital and they really didn't know what was wrong. I told her to keep me up to date and after hanging up the phone got the most powerful feeling that I had to go home now.
I got a flight and when I got to Iowa went directly to the hospital. He was in Intensive Care but was doing pretty good. He recognized me and that made me feel good. I stayed for a while then went to his house for the night.
The next day he was ok but I don't think he recognized anyone. He was "fixing" things. To this day I don't know what he was fixing but he would ask for a tool, use it and then give it back. He kept asking who that gray haired lady was looking in his room and there was no one in the doorway. I believe it was my Mom coming to let him know it was time. This went on for 2 days in which he did not sleep at all. Sunday February 9 he got so aggitated they put restraintes on his hands which really upset him. I had a really bad feeling that day and with the weather turning bad I decided to stay at the hospital that night. I went in to check on him and he was pleading with God to help him. I stayed and talked to him but I don't think he heard me. The last time I went in to see him, he was very calm. I went back to the family room and it seems like I had just found a half way comfortable spot when the nurse came rushing in saying his heart had stopped and they were giving him CPR. I had my feet up on a chair and I gave it a kick and ran into the ICU behind the nurse to wait outside his room hoping they could help him. After what seemed like a lifetime, the doctor came out and said they had been administering CPR for 15 minutes and had not gotten any response. I asked him if they would get him back what would his chances be and he said slim. I told the doctor let him go. After I made the phone calls that I had never wanted to make, they asked if I wanted to see him. I went into his room, sat in the chair next to the bed, held his hand and cried. He looked so peaceful and happy. I don't know how long I sat there. After my sister and brother-in-law got there I finally left the room.
He was always there when I needed someone to listen. He gave me my love of the land. He taught me how to depend on myself. He was a person I truly admired.
Daddy I miss you so much but rest well because I will take care of the rest of the family for you.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Win a Flip Ultra

I just entered a contest to win a free Flip Ultra HD from NateHines.net (worth $199!) and I wanted you to have a chance to win one too!
All you need to do to enter is to click the link below or copy and paste it into your favorite Internet browser:
http://natehines.net/win-a-flip?ref=30764310

Be sure to read the email you get from Nate after you register. You'll get your own unique link that you can use to earn even more entries in the drawing!

Giveaways on the Blogs

Win a Dremel Multi-Max from SAHM Reviews. Giveaway ends 2/15.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Win a $50 off $100 Coupon for Old Navy

This is a hurry up quick giveaway. It ends at midnight on Thursday 2/4. Hurry over to Manda Blogs About for you chance to win 1 of 10 $50 off a $100 purchase coupon. There are lots of ways to enter but not lots of time to do it. So HURRY QUICK.

Monday, February 1, 2010