Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Let The Party Begin

With one of the biggest weekends of the summer fast approaching, it's time to think about safe and sober driving. With the Fourth of July on a Sunday this year it could mean for a lot of us a 3 day weekend, which is one more day to picnic, go boating, swimming and watch or shoot off fireworks. It's also one more day to have a few brews.

There will be so many people on the road this weekend and there will be many that are "just buzzed". What is just buzzed you may ask. Just buzzed is that slight tingly relaxed feeling you get after a few drinks. Even if you have only had a few drinks it can affect your reaction time. It slows your response. It can cause you to have an accident.

Here are 4 steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones on the road this weekend.
1) Designate a sober driver before you leave for your Fourth of July events.
2) Be ready and willing to take alternate transportation such as a bus or taxi.
3) Have the phone number of a taxi service stored in your phone before you leave for the party.
4) Call 9-1-1 if you see an impaired driver on the road. You could be saving some one's life.

Remember that even if you aren't drinking and driving there will be others that are.
In 2008 there were 491 fatal traffic accidents over the Fourth of July Holiday period and not all of the victims were drinking. Many were innocent young children just like yours.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are continuing in their effort to remind people that "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving". Buzzed drivers drink and drive, but don't consider themselves a hazard on the roadway because they have had "only a few" drinks. Sadly a buzzed driving crash looks just like a drunk driving crash and have the same consequences.


I was provided this information by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Ad Council through Gobal Influence and will be entered into a drawing for a gift card for my participation.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pound for Pound Giveaway Winner

There were 119 comments on the Pound for Pound Challenge giveaway of a $30 Kroger giveaway. I want to thank everyone who commented and everyone who decided to make a pledge.
Now for what you all have been waiting for...Drum roll please....
The winner is...comment number 34 - jenspurg. I will be emailing you shortly and you have until Monday 6/28/2010 at 9:00AM to respond or I will have to give it to someone else.
Congratulations to my winner.

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Pledge

Well I am trying to live up to my Pound for Pound pledge. As of today I have lost 3 pounds. Wish me luck on the 27 other pounds that I pledged. Every one gone is sooooo good.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Solo Online Photo Contest

With a summer of picnics, graduations, weddings and birthdays there will be many opportunities to use Solo products to cut down on Mom's clean up time. These occasions are all golden opportunities for fabulous photo memories. The Solo Cup Company has launched their second annual online photo contest.

To enter visit and log in to www.SoloCups4ever.com and follow the instructions to upload your photo and caption for the promotion. The entries must include an identifiable Solo Squared cup, plate or bowl, Solo Grips Cup, Solo Ultra Color Cup, or Solo's Straight Walled Cup, to be determined by the judges and at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. The promotion is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States who are 18 years old or older.
You can enter your favorite photos until August 6, 2010.

There will be daily winners, weekly winners, 2 runner up winners, and a Grand prize winner, so you have a lot of chances to win. Up to 15 daily winners will be chosen Monday thru Friday and win a coupon for a free pack of Solo products. There will be 2 weekly winners chosen from the pool of daily winners who will win a $100 gift card to the store of their choice. One weekly winner will be chosen by the sponsor and the other one by popular vote. The weekly winners will be featured in a winners gallery.

The Grand prize and 2 runner up winners will be chosen from the pool of daily and weekly winners. The Grand Prize winner will by chosen by the contest judges and will win $5000. Now who couldn't use an extra $5000?
One of the runner ups will be chosen by the judges and the other one will be chosen by the registered contest users. Oh by the way the 2 runner ups...win $1000 each; which isn't too shabby either.

I'm going to start going through my summer time fun photos to start entering to try to win that $5000. You should too. All it take is a little time and imagination.

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post. However I will be entered into a separate contest at MomSelect for a $250 Visa gift card.

Spa and Golf Vacation Giveaway

I just entered a Spa & Golf Vacation Giveaway and I wanted you to have a chance to win too!

All you need to do to enter is to click the link below or copy and paste it into your favorite Internet browser:


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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pound for Pound Challenge (CLOSED)

How many of you have watched "The Biggest Loser" on TV and thought "I can do that"?
I have but as they say "Talk is cheap". It's all well and good to think this while we are watching the show but how many of us have actually made the effort to do it? I haven't and lord knows I need to lose the weight.

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC's hit TV show "The Biggest Loser" and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year.

The way this works is you go to http://www.pfpchallenge.com/Kroger to make your pledge to lose weight. For every pound pledged 14 cents will be donated to Feeding America. That 14 cents is enough to deliver 1 pound of food to a local food bank. You are able to choose the food bank you want your pledge to go to. By participating you are making a change that not only helps you but can help the hungry in your local community. Pledges will be accepted through June 30, 2010 so hurry over and start working on that change. I made my pledge. How about you?

If you have watched The Biggest Loser, you have seen several General Mills products featured. Some examples are Yoplait Greek Yogurt, Total and Multigrain Cheerios all of which are available at the Kroger Family of Stores, who is an official supplier of the Biggest Loser Ranch.

The Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through My Blog Spark has generously given me a $30 Kroger gift card to help me on my way to meeting my pledge. They are also going to give one of my readers a $30 Kroger gift card.

Here is how you can win:
Although I would love for you to make a pledge, I am not going to require a pledge for an entry.
1) Tell me how you would spread the word about the Pound for Pound Challenge.
2) Follow my Blog.
3) Blog about the giveaway (+5 entries)(must make comment for each entry).
4) Follow me on Twitter.
5) Tweet about the giveaway - can be done daily.(provide your link).

This giveaway will start on Tuesday 6/15/2010 at 12:01AM and end on Thursday 6/24/2010 at 11:59PM. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and will have until 9:00AM on Monday 6/28/2010 to respond.
Your email must be included in your comment so I can contact you or it will be disqualified if chosen.

DISCLOSURE:Although a $30 Kroger gift card and the information about the challenge were provided to me by The Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through My Blog Spark, any and all opinions stated are my own.