Monday, August 31, 2009

8/31 Book Giveaway List

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away A Picturebook On The Wall: A Memoir by Elaine Margolis here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji here.

Amberkatze's Book Blog is giving away Biting The Bullet by Jennifer Rardin here.

Bookworming in the 21st Century is celebrating 300 followers with a giveaway here.

Outnumbered 3 to 1 is giving away The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews here.

Review: Barely Bewitched by Kimberly Frost

Tammy Jo's life has taken a 180 degree turn with no warning at all. Thanks to an unfortunate, unplanned zombie attack, she has gained the unwanted interest of the World Association of Magic. She desperately tries to talk some sense into Jordan, the man who has shown up with a letter stating that if she does not comply, she will be imprisoned or killed. Neither option sounds reasonable to Tammy Jo. She just wants to be a normal citizen. She can use some clumsy magic but she isn't interested in giving up her pastry chef title. How can she convince them that she is not cut out for this witch business? Or is Jordan right and with the correct training, Tammy Jo just might be a great addition to to the world of the paranormal?

This is an entertaining, laugh out loud read that shouldn't be missed by any paranormal lover.

Stop by the author's website here.

Check out Kimberly's blog here.

Sign up for her newsletter here.

Add her to your Myspace friends here.

Kimberly is on Facebook here.

Follow her on Twitter here.

I'd like to thank Caitlin from Berkley Publishing Group for sending me this book to review.

Review: A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi



A little girl has fallen victim to a sadistic maniac who takes her life. Leia Bines is the agent called in to help solve this brutal murder. She's hoping with all her might that this case will turn out different than the last one.

Dr. Gram has been called on to help a little girl, Naya, who may or may not be suicidal. Naya's parents are worried for her safety and want the best medical care possible for their child.

Naya and her drawing pad may be the only link to that can bring this tyrant to justice. Will they be able to stop catch this creep before it's too late or will this grizzly evil roam free forever?

Every once in a while, I am caught totally off guard by an author. I figured that A Circle of Souls would be a good book based on the synopsis and some reviews that I have read. I must admit that I was highly impressed with Preetham's writing and story telling talent. Don't get me wrong, I knew by the information available that this book would have the potential to fly off the shelves. I did not expect to become a rabid Preetham Grandhi fan. He has captured this reader and I will more than likely be a fan for life. If you haven't read this book, you should pick it now so you don't miss out on this creative heart-pumping thriller.

Enter to win an free autographed copy here, before Sept. 27th.

Visit the author's website here.

Free Reads

Free eBook: America's Favorite Pork Chop Recipes featuring 52-pages of quick and easy recipes.


Free subscription to Food Arts magazine - Food Arts provides top-of-the market professionals with cutting edge information from the food and beverage industry. Exceptional recipes and fresh ideas...innovative presentation techniques...business tips and forecasts...news on tabletop, lighting, interior design...hints on where to find special products or produce...restaurant openings and closings...chefs on the move and much more in every issue. (US)


Free Subscription to OR Nurse 2009 - a brand-new journal to serve perioperative nurses, managers, and directors working in hospitals and ambulatory surgery settings. (US)

Deals & Freebies

Diet Sample Pack - Lose Up To 30 Pounds in 30 Days

Healthy kids are smarter. Get back to school healthy savings to boost intelligence. As a free member you'll receive access to samples, coupons, and rebates from your favorite brands.

Earn from home, earn online. Be your own boss! Learn more about the earnings opportunity of becoming an AVON representative and join today!

Be one of the lucky few. Join Nielsen’s Homescan Consumer Panel today!

Receive your complimentary Diabetes Meal Planner.

Offers for Diabetics - Monitors, Meal Plans, and Offers From Brands You Know & Trust.

Gear up for school lunches with $75 worth of printable coupons! Plus, enter for a chance to win $1,500 cash!

InboxDollars pays members to read e-mail, take surveys, play games, shop online, and more!

Print a coupon for a free bottle of Venom energy drink

Join FreeFlys and get Free Samples of NAME-BRAND PRODUCTS!


Get Your Healthy Summer Samples



You could win $500/week for the rest of your life!



SMC - As seen on TV with Tom Bosley. Sign up today for your free success guide. We've helped thousands start their own business from home. Stop letting your hard work put money into someone else's pocket, sign up today for your FREE Success Guide.


Save up to 75% on stores like Target, Office Depot, Wal-Mart, and Starbucks. On brands like Polo, Nike, Chanel, and HP. On travel, apparel, pharmaceuticals, electronics - things you buy every day. Try it today and get a Free $25 Gift Card. Sign up now and get a BONUS $25 Starbucks Gift Card.


Win great prizes. Cash, new-technology, trips, make a wish and play your 10 free daily games, win at the daily draw and/or collect points to exchange them for prizes.



Free Money making CD and a chance to win a new Dell.

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Nurture Shock by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman



Description (taken from here):

In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools that are more integrated? If 98% of kids think lying is morally wrong, then why do 98% of kids lie? What's the single most important thing that helps infants learn language?

NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked.

Nothing like a parenting manual, the authors' work is an insightful exploration of themes and issues that transcend children's (and adults') lives.



Participating Blogs:
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com - Aug. 31 Q&A, review and giveaway
http://www.sageandsavvy.com/ - Aug. 31 review and giveaway
http://bridget3420.blogspot.com - Aug. 31 giveaway
www.momdotcom.net - Sept. 1 giveaway
http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com - Sept. 1 giveaway
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/ - Sept. 1 giveaway
www.busyjulieblog.blogspot.com - Sept. 1 review and giveaway
http://metroreader.blogspot.com/ - Sept. 2 review and giveaway (audiobook)
http://booksoulmates.blogspot.com/ - Sept. 2 giveaway
http://nightdweller20.wordpress.com - Sept. 3 giveaway
www.mamalatinatips.com - Sept. 4 review and giveaway
http://reviewfromhere.com/ - Sept. 5
http://takemeaway-jennala9.blogspot.com/ - Sept. 5 Q&A and giveaway
http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/ - Sept. 5 review and giveaway (audiobook)
http://www.theglobeandthearts.blogspot.com - Sept. 5 review and giveaway
http://ilratb.blogspot.com/ - Sept. 6 Q&A, review, and giveaway (hardcover and audio).
http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com - Sept. 7 Q&A and giveaway
http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com - Sept. 7 Q&A and review
www.thisbookforfree.com - Sept. 7 review and giveaway (book and audiobook)
http://jmomfinds.amoores.com/ - Sept. 7 review and giveaway.
http://bethsbookreviewblog.blogspot.com/ - Sept 7 review; Sept. 8 Q&A and giveaway
http://aparkavenueprincess.blogspot.com/ - Sept. 9 review and giveaway
http://knitpurlgurl.blogspot.com/ - Sept. 10 giveaway
http://review.nanashi-inc.net - Sept. 10 review and giveaway
www.ultimatebookhound.blogspot.com - Sept. 11 review and giveaway
http://libraryqueue.blogpspot.com - Sept. 11 review.


Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my NEW button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen Sept. 8th and notified via email.

8/31 Giveaway List

Eighty MPH Mom is giving away Stella and Dot Jewelry here.

Prissy Green is giving away Argan Oil from Eden Allure here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away a Fleur de Lis Filigree Bracelet here.

The Good Ole Days

For my 17th birthday, I went on a family vacation with my best friend and her family. It was one of the best birthday's I've ever had. The only thing that could have made it more enjoyable, would have been if my parents were there. I loved getting up every morning and getting to swim in the ocean. It was the first time I had been to a Myrtle Beach Resort. It felt so great to be in the fresh air with the sun beating down on me. I did end up with a wicked sunburn though. It was a small price to pay for how good I looked and felt. I've been trying to talk my husband into taking a vacation and staying at one of the Myrtle Beach Resorts.

I want to reminisce and feel the way I felt when I was a teenager. I doubt that it would be exactly the same but I know that I would have a blast spending time on the beach with my hubby and of course, our baby, Reese (puppy). With all of the Myrtle Beach Accomodations, I think we could have the trip of a lifetime.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Deals & Freebies

Deals:

Gevalia - 3 Boxes for $3 + Free Mug + Free Shipping HERE.

Buy One Get One Free Silkies Control Top Pantyhose HERE.

Freebies:
Print a coupon for a free bottle of Venom energy drink HERE.

Free trial pair of Acuvue Astigmatism Contacts HERE.

Free trial pair of Acuvue Colours HERE.

Free trial pair of Acuvue Oasys HERE.

Free Enfamil Baby Formula HERE.

Free gift for nursing moms HERE.

Free baby samples HERE.

Free Samples. Click Here

25 Free Song Downloads from emusic HERE.

Review: Afterlife by Guy Smith



This is the tragic story of a man who was forced into the afterlife due to a car accident. He wasn't the only one who received the short end of the stick. His wife is in a coma and the doctors have saved a fetus that they didn't even know was growing inside of her. He never got the chance to be a father in life but he's determined to stay in the afterlife to watch his child grow up. He keeps hoping that his wife will wake up and go on to live a normal life. Well, as normal a life as possible unless you ignore her husband who refuses to leave her. He feels like it is his duty to make his wife's transition into the afterlife easier by waiting for her patiently.

I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks about the afterlife and what it may be like. I found this book to be extremely interesting and it gave me a lot to think about.

Visit the author's website here.

8/30 The Mommy-Files giveaways

The Cookie Boutique here.

Play-Doh here.

Gum Drop Cookies here.

Fiber One here.

Audiovox Portable DVD Player here.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

8/30 Giveaway List

1st Stop Mom is having a Yoplait Whips giveaway here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Fruit20 Essentials here.

Pour Some Sugar On Me is giving away a gift cert. to West Coast Jewelry here.

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a CHI Wet/Dry Flat Iron here.

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a Famous Footwear gift card here.

8/29 Book Giveaway List

SciFiGuy is giving away Night's Cold Kiss by Tracey O'Hara here.

The Tome Traveller is giving away The Widow's War by Mary Mackey here.

J. Kaye's Book Blog is giving away Ash by Malinda Lo here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Walks on the Beach with Angie by Don Warner here.

BookMac is celebrating it's 100th post with a contest. Check it out here.

Zappos

I have patella femoral syndrome and arthritis in my spine, thanks to a bad car accident. I need supportive shoes to help alleviate the pain associated with these conditions. After a few years of trial and error with several different brands of shoes, I have found that Nike's seem to be the best brand for me.

It's time for a new pair, so I've been searching online and found www.zappos.com/Nike. They have a huge selection of Nike's for men, women, and children. They offer several different sizes, widths and colors. The only problem I've found is that thanks to such a large selection, I'm having a hard time choosing which ones are my favorite.

Review: Eau Flirt Perfume



I'm sure you've already read my review on the Ageless Perfume. I was also given a full sized body of Eau Flirt, another Harvey Prince scent, and I still haven't completely decided with one is my favorite. Eau Flirt has a young scent as well and it's not at all overpowering. I like scents that just have a slight hint. I can't stand perfumes that are so overwhelming that you can smell them from miles away. Eau Flirt is perfect for going out on the town with the girls and a special date night with the special man in your life. I'm addicted to this line of perfumes and I can't wait to see what new scent they'll come out with. Eau Flirt will attract male attention, consider yourself warned.

Important facts:

- This perfume is clinically proven to make men flirt with women

- No animal testing

- Allergy tested

- No artificial colorings

Stop by the Harvey Prince site here.

Eau Flirt offers 4 different sizes:

100 ml - 3.4 oz for $98.00
50 ml - 1.07 oz for $55.00
Roll on - 8 ml EDP for $21.00
Roll on - 8 ml EDT for $7.00

Cleopatra's Daughter giveaway over at Debs Desk

Debs Desk is having her first giveaway! Check out her blog and enter to win Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

8/29 Giveaway List

Mom's Focus on Cyber World is giving away Yumi Chen Dahlia Collection Earrings here.

Seeryus Mama is giving away Surf Sweets here.

Prissy Green is giving away SK1N Probiotic Systems products here.

Busy Mom is giving away Deli Creations here.

Mom Trend is giving away The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook here.

8/28 Giveaways over at The Mommy-Files

The Cookie Boutique here.

Play-Doh here.

Gum Drop Cookies here.

Fiber One here.

Audiovox Portable DVD Player here.

Looking for a great place to pick up event tickets?

ACheapSeat.com is a great place to get tickets to all of the events that you don't want to miss. They are ticket brokers who specialize in finding you the seats you want at a price you can afford. Whether you're in the mood to go to a concert, see a football game, or go to the theater, ACheapSeat.com is a great place to search for those tickets.

Get together with a friend and have a girl's night with Michael Buble Tickets. Surprise your best friend with U2 concert tickets. Or show the hubby you love him by giving him Honda Center Tickets.

Review: Last Call by JD Seamus



Jimmie Collins is a man in the know. Thanks to his not so legal activities, he has a black book full of connections. He also has good reasons for running with the wrong crowd. His wife has MS and his daughter is mentally disabled. With all of the medicals bills and the cost of living, a legitimate income just won't do.

Jimmie has a secret. He's dying. Jimmie is a family man and wants to make all the necessary arrangements to make sure his wife and child are properly taken care of. When Jimmie's makeshift family of bar patrons and thugs finds out that Jimmie's fortune has been stolen, they set off to find the person responsible and make him pay.

This book is amazing. My heart went out to Jimmie within the first couple of chapters. He's a man who the law would say is a felon but who truly has a big heart and only wants the best for the people he loves. I think you should read this book. Now. Go get it. Hey, I'm talking to you. Go get this book. You got it? OK, that's better. LOL.

If you haven't read JD's guest post, you can do that here.

Stop by the authors website here.

Review & Giveaway: Ageless Anti-Age Perfume



OMG!! I love being a reviewer. It's wonderful. I can't even begin to express how many wonderful products I have found thanks to blogging. Ageless is the world's first anti age perfume. Thanks to research and trials, men find women who wear Ageless at least 8 years younger. I believe it! It has such a fresh, clean, youthful scent. It's not at all overpowering like some perfumes tend to be. If you would have told me that perfume could make someone seem younger, I would have laughed. But I've seen it, smelled it and now I believe it. I did make one mistake though. I like to share what I find with my family and friends and when my Mom smelled Ageless, well, lets just say that it's on her dresser now. I did not expect this because my Mom has really bad Asthma and Allergies and most sprays of any kind set off a sneezing attack so when she said that she loved Ageless, I had to let her keep it.

Ageless is being featured on ShopNBC today here.

Here are the times (EST):
Noon - Host Lynne Schacher
4 pm - Host Brian Kessler
8 pm - Host Libby Floyd

Stop by the Harvey Prince website here.

Want to hear some even more wonderful news? I have been given permission to give away one full-sized bottle of Ageless to one of my readers!! This perfume retails for $98 a bottle and it's worth every penny.

P.S. Make sure you stop by tomorrow to see my review of EAU Flirt

Mandatory Entry (this must be done before any extra entries or your comment does not count)
Check out Harvey Prince website and tell me something you learned.

Extra Entries:

+3 Follow them on Twitter here.

+3 Become a Facebook fan here.

+5 Share this giveaway anywhere on the web (blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) - This can be done once a day

Giveaway ends on 9/7. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to send me their mailing address of another winner will be chosen.

8/28 Giveaway List

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away a Sustainable Group Green School Supplies Kit here.

Blessings Abound is having a Yoplait Whips giveaway here.

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a CHI Wet/Dry Flat Iron here.

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a Famous Footwear gift card here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Earn some cash

If you have a blog and are interested in advertising to bring in some extra money during these tough times, I recommend:



LinkShare_468x60v1


ReadySite - Make Money! Get $25 just for signing up!


Click Here to Advertise on My Blog

Get paid to read emails, sign up for offers & take surveys:





SendEarnings

DIRECT TV

Did you know that Direct TV has a special going on right now? The Premier Package includes 265+ channels FREE when you get NFL Sunday Ticket (up to 14 games every Sunday) and it only costs $59.99 per month for the first five months. What a deal! DirecTV has over 130 of the best HD channels.

Sign up now and receive a free HD DVR Receiver Upgrade. Normally that would cost you $199.99. I'm a DVR fanatic. I love being able to set the DVR to record all of my favorite shows and then be able to watch them at my convenience. I like being able to enjoy myself when I'm out and not worrying about what's going to happen to Derek and Meredith.

If you haven't considered satellite TV, head on over to directv.com and check out all they have to offer.

8/27 Giveaway List 4

Playground for Parents is giving away Gimme Jimmy's Cookies here.

Frugal and Fabulous is giving away a Cansolidator Pantry from Shelf Reliance here.

A Happy Hippy Mom is giving away a $100 gift card from The Juice here.

The Nurse Mommy is giving away a Pearl Paradise necklace here.

Free Download: Single of the Week. Only on iTunes

8/27 Giveaway List 3

Eighty MPH Mom is having a great giveaway from Just Wine Racks. Win a gorgeous wine rack! Just Wine Racks is the place for everything "wine", including the best selection of wine racks and wine accessories!

Prissy Green is having a Clarisonic Skin Care giveaway here.

Prissy Green is giving away Alaska Glacial Mud Co. products here.

Prissy Green is giving away Amazon Beauty products here.

Time for Me Catalog and Free Shipping

Guest Post: Like Music, Color Evokes Strong Emotions

BUNGALOO ART PROJECT MAKES
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY’S CALTOPIA
EVEN GREENER
Students Lending a “Hand” Will Also
Help Erase Carbon Footprint

Research shows that, Like Music, Color Evokes Strong Emotions:
Caltopia is August 23 and 24, 2009



BERKELEY, CA., August 18, 2009 - Caltopia, the largest College Lifestyle Festival in the nation, is set to explode with a cause that screams “GREEN!” Bungaloo (www.mybungaloo.com), a new color experience powered by Benjamin Moore, is creating a mega-art project that will let students leave their mark and, at the same time, help erase their carbon footprint.

“Color is in everyone’s lives and tied to so many emotions. We want Caltopia to have fun and enjoy it.” said Bungaloo’s Co-Founder and Chief Looie, Julia Miller. “We have a green theme for this project; the first 1000 students who participate will have a tree planted in a deforested region of the world.”

Providing a gigantic canvas with a tree, students will trace their hands for ‘leaves’ and color them in with Bungaloo’s eco-friendly shades of green, yellow and blue. Bungaloo will then reward students with a donation card from www.SeedOurFuture.org. They can register online and select where their tree will be planted.

“We think it’s great that Bungaloo will be giving out trees and further raising awareness among students,” said Seed Our Future Founder Robert Stillman. “Social responsibility can and should be fun- and their project is a great way to make a bold statement.”

Caltopia will be held on August 23 and 24th at the Recreation Sports complex and should attract more than 35,000 students and community supporters across the Bay Area. Admission is free. The Bungaloo Art Project will be outside on the Patio, next to Restaurant Row.


About Bungaloo: Committed to exploring the fun-side of color in ways that aren’t traditional to the paint industry (don’t dare call their Color Liquids, “paint”), Bungaloo is web-based, offers 80 designer-selected colors, and customizes kits based on needs and square footage.

About Seed Our Future: Seed Our Future provides companies a way to plant trees in deforested areas worldwide, thereby reducing their carbon footprint while creating an eco-friendly product.

8/27 Giveaway List 2

Barefoot Mommies is giving away CHI Wet/Dry Flat Iron here.

Barefoot Mommies is giving away Famous Footwear gift card here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away a Mommy Makeup gift cert. here.

Look What Mom Found...and Dad too is having a Pillsbury giveaway here.

10% off Plus Free Shipping Over $50 at eBags.com

The Mommy-Files Giveaways

The Cookie Boutique here.

Play-Doh here.

Gum Drop Cookies here.

Fiber One here.

Audiovox Portable DVD Player here.

Today through Sept 14 at f.y.e. Buy More Save More $10 off $40 $15 off $60 $20 off $75 Coupon=BMSMSUM9

8/27 Giveaway List

Prissy Green is giving away Perricone's Advanced Face Firming Activator here.

Prissy Green is giving away Mountain Rose Herbs spices here.

Prissy Green is giving away WaterPik Eco-Flow Hand Held Shower Heads here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Samantha Who? Season 2 on DVD here.

Get 25% off orders plus $4.95 shipping at justmysize.com. This offer is valid August 27th through August 28th. Enter promo code 611475 during check out.

8/27 Book Giveaway List

This Book For Free is giving away Highland Rebel by Judith James here.

J. Kaye's Book Blog is giving away Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia here.

A Journey of Books is giving away Highland Rebel here.

Outnumbered 3 to 1 is giving away Detective's Don't Wear Seat Belts by Cici McNair here.

PeachPit (Pearson Education)

Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil



Visit Tropical Traditions website.

Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number… 5414913. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.

The book is extremely insightful. If you're interested in learning more about Virgin Coconut Oil, I think you should take this opportunity to receive the book for free.



If you plan on making a purchase:

1. Add the items you would like to purchase from the order form linked to Tropical Traditions. Visit www.healthybuyersclub.com/orderform.cfm

2. You'll be directed to the Order Form at the Tropical Traditions/Healthy Buyers Club website. You do not have to be a member or purchase a membership to buy from Tropical Traditions. Membership in the Healthy Buyers Club allows you to purchase in bulk amount at club member discounts if you choose to join. If you choose not to purchase a membership to the Healthy Buyers Club please order under the heading “Retail Sale Items”. This will enable you to purchase less than case amounts of any of the individual items without a membership.

3. Select the items you would like to purchase.

4. When you are ready to check out please click on the "Continue'' link which will take you to your shopping cart.

5. Review your order and then click on the "Check Out" button from your shopping cart.

6. Fill in your account information as directed. In the box: "How did you hear of us?'' you must select: "Referred by a friend'' on the drop down arrow. When you make this selection, a box for your sponsor's User ID number should appear if you are a first time customer.

7. Enter my User ID number 5414913.

8. To complete your order click on "Save and Proceed to Checkout" at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions through the checkout process. You will receive an order number when you have successfully placed your order.

By following these steps, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy. Your sponsor will receive a coupon for a complimentary gift to redeem on their next order. You may view the current complimentary gift being offered here.

Those with additional questions about taking advantage of the referral program when creating their new account may email us using go here.

I would like to thank Tropical Traditions for sending me a bottle of Virgin Coconut Oil and for sending me a book of testimonials on the healing power of Virgin Coconut Oil. Thank you for also allowing me to host a giveaway.

MANDATORY ENTRY:
Sign up for Tropical Traditions newsletter here.

Extra Entries:
+5 Follow them on Twitter here.

+5 Share this giveaway on any social site (blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

GIVEAWAY: Morning Sunshine! by Robin Meade

Full Description (taken from here):

Robin Meade is the poster child for confidence and self-assurance. But the anchor of Morning Express with Robin Meade wasn't always that way. In fact, there was a period in her career when she was plagued with anxiety and panic attacks. In MORNING SUNSHINE, she tells how she overcame her fear of public speaking to go on and achieve her dream of becoming a news anchor.

Robin Meade offers her own tried-and-true four-step approach to building confidence. Her trademark warm, personal style translates from the screen to the page in this book, which will give readers even more insight into the young woman who came out of nowhere to become one of the most popular news anchors on television today.



Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, etc.)
+1 for tweeting (right sidebar - make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my NEW button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen Sept. 4th and notified via email.

Author Guest Post: JD Seamus



“Book Madness – Why Everyone Feels They Have a Book in Them”
 One of the most frequent things I hear when I happen to confess to being a writer is generally, “I’ve always wanted to write. I have a great book in me.” No you don’t. If you did, it would be written.
I hear the “book in me drivel” a lot at book signings. Don’t get me wrong. I love the people part of the business and book signings is the people part but please, ask about the book and tell me what you like or dislike-or hell, even about the pony you are buying your kid. Or best, “Can I buy you a beer?” But please don’t cheapen writers worth by saying you can do as if it’s not one huge amount of work. How would you feel if I came on your job and said, “I’ve often thought about designing a small town water system.” Or, “I’ve often thought about how easy it is to be an air traffic controller.” Tell Chipper Jones about you waking up one day and deciding to go hit a ninety five mile an hour fastball. When he finishes laughing maybe he’ll spit a little tobacco on your shoe.
Writing is really tough. I didn’t believe it until I did it. It’s that pesky start and finish. And the middle is no walk in the park. And the second book is even tougher. It might look easy to someone in the hot sun landscaping. Hitting a golf ball looks easy to until you try it.
I got published because I spent the two to three years required on that first book. I did it to entertain you. So buy me a beer and I won’t come to your job and harass you.


Novelist JD Seamus has lived and worked among some of the most amazing characters ever to have walked the Earth.

After decades of working in the world of retail finance, e-commerce, and venture capital, Seamus began writing a series of novels based in Manhattan.

With a keen eye for detail, Seamus takes to heart the old adage to “write what you know.” Borrowing from real life experience, Seamus delivers highly entertaining tales full of sparkling wit and dark humor.

Whether pondering life’s most absurd or most wonderful moments, or showcasing a character’s foibles or triumphs, JD Seamus is dynamic new voice in the world of fiction. Seamus may make you blush, he may make you cry, but he will certainly leave you entertained.

Today, Seamus is happily at work on his sixth book in South Florida and dividing his time between his family and Braves and Jaguar games. You can visit his website at www.jdseamusbooks.com.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Guest Post by Glen: iBuyer

Check out iBuyer.com, the free interactive community is America’s first ‘reverse selling marketplace’ for buyers and sellers of vehicles. No longer should buyers beware, it’s time for buyers to rejoice, because iBuyer.com encourages the seller to offer the buyer the best possible deal, making sellers actually compete for the business. At the same time it’s great for the seller because they’ve finally found a place where motivated buyers exist.

iBuyer.com has created a reverse selling marketplace that is utilizing a social network platform to bring the sellers to the buyers. Up until now, sellers have been placing their supply online, hoping that demand will find it. iBuyer.com reverses this model by allowing demand to control supply, empowering the buyer and giving the seller access to motivated buyers

The first phase of iBuyer.com will be an interactive community of vehicle buyers, sellers and enthusiasts. Vehicles include cars & trucks, ATVs, boats, buses, commercial trucks, limousines, military vehicles, motorcycles, PWCs, race cars, RVs & campers, fork lifts, lawn mowers, snow mobiles and golf carts.

Typically the #1 most hated thing about buying or selling a vehicle is the negotiation. iBuyer.com eliminates the negotiating by posting every offer for every seller to see and beat. They encourage competition, and as a result, you get the best possible price.

GIVEAWAY: 500 Business Cards



Looking for an easy way to spread the word about your blog? I've been contemplating about whether or not it would be a good idea for me to invest in some business cards. It seems like I'm constantly running into people and somehow, my blogs come into the conversation. I'm constantly emailing people my links so they can check out my blog. It would be really nice to have business cards handy that show off not only my contact information but also show a little bit of my personality. If you've been thinking the same thing, I may be able to help.

I have been given permission to host an awesome giveaway. If you win you can choose

Two of my readers will be given 500 business cards each.

Winner will choose between 3 different business card sizes.


Shipping must be paid by Winner. Offer Valid for UNITED STATES SHIPPING ONLY.


Mandatory entry (if this is not done, none of your entries count):
Tell me how you plan to use these cards if you win. Also, check out die cut business cards and tell me which one of the four options is your favorite.

Extra entry:
+5 Promote this giveaway on any networking site (Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.) and leave a link so I can verify.

Winners will be chosen on Sept. 5th and will be notified via email. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours, I will have to draw another winner.

8/26 Giveaway LIst 3

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a CHI Wet/Dry Flat Iron here.

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a Famous Footwear gift card here.

The Mud Bug is having a Wal-Mart giveaway here.

The Mud Bug is giving away a Bake Me A Wish cake here.

Fully loaded with all your favorite casual games. Unlimited play! No purchase or registration required. Click Here

Bitten By Books with Author Molly Harper

Go here to check out the release party, chat & contest.

8/26 Giveaway LIst 2

Prissy Green is giving away A'kin Shampoo & Conditioner here.

Prissy Green is giving away Ethora jewelry here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away a Built NY Laptop Sleeve here.

Audiovox Portable DVD Player here.

Get low $0.99 cent shipping at ChampionUSA.com. This offer is valid August 25th through August 30th.

8/26 Giveaway LIst

Sweeps 4 Blogger is having a Serene Bath and Body giveaway here.

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a Famous Footwear gift card here.

Just for Me...and You is giving away a SKLZ Sport-Brella here.

Just for Me...and You is giving away Mineral Basics makeup here.

Save 30% off your entire purchase with the Lucky Brand Friends & Family Sale. Valid 8-27 to 9-7-09. Enter the code 9SEPMAIL at checkout.

Review: Seagate FreeAgent Go



I'm in love with the Seagate FreeAgent Go External Hard Drive. I'm really particular about the things that are important to me. I'm also anal retentive and a little OCD. Some may see this as a flaw but I see it as a blessing. I have back-ups for my back-ups because I know that anything can happen. I adore my family and love to look back on special moments that have been captured by camera. I not only have physical pictures, but I save them in iPhoto, Photobucket, on CD, on DVD and now on an external drive that I can take with me to family get togethers and share our past joys without having to give away my physical copies. My entire family is picture crazy so this is one of the best inventions I've ever come across.

Not only is it wonderful for pictures, it's also the perfect place to store your ebooks. I keep them on my computer until I'm done reading them but there are times that things just seem to disappear from my desktop. I don't know if maybe there is an computer ghost who gets a thrill from deleting important documents or what. It's really great to be able to hook up this device and read at my convenience. I live in a technologically addicted world. I grew up playing on a computer and have had one in my home for as long as I can remember. I also understand that a computer can crash at any moment and I don't want to be left without my family pics, videos and it would really suck if I was in the middle of a really great ebook and then, bam! the computer dies. I've had stuff like that happen so now I take the necessary precautions to keep my stress level at a minimum.

As I said before, I'm in love. If you have anything special on your computer that you don't want to lose, I would highly recommend that you get one of the FreeAgent Go's.

There are several different options, so I'm sure there is one that will be perfect for you.

Ideal for: PC users with at least one CE device (for example: digital camera)

*store music, photos, ebooks and more
*carry your data anywhere
*easily convert data from one computer to another
*back up your important data
*keep private information private

Interface: USB 2.0

Choose your device by capacity:
160 GB
250 GB
320 GB
500 GB
640 GB

Or choose by color:
Titanium Silver
Tuxedo Black
Ruby Red
Royal Blue
Sky Blue
Solar Orange
Think Pink
Champagne Gold
Forest Green
Spring Green

Become a Facebook fan here.

Become a Twitter follower here.

Thank you so much Seagate for sending me this device to review.

GIVEAWAY: The Gift Of An Ordinary Day by Katrina Kinison

Full Description (taken from here):

The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go.

Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.

The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.



Become a Facebook fan here.

Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, etc.)
+1 for tweeting (right sidebar - make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my NEW button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen Sept. 3rd and notified via email.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

8/26 Book Giveaway List

LI Reviews is giving away The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson here.

LI Reviews is giving away The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel here.

Debbie's World of Books is giving away 3 books for her one year blogoversary here.

Sign up for Quick and Crafty newsletter and receive free bonus 39 Low-Cost Kitchen Crafts eBook. Click Here

GIVEAWAY: Cult Insanity by Irene Spencer

Full Description (taken from here):

Life for Irene Spencer was a series of devastating disappointments and hardships. Irene's first book, Shattered Dreams, is the staggering chronicle of her struggle to provide for her children in abject poverty and feelings of abandonment each time her husband left to be with one of his other wives. Irene was raised to believe polygamy was the way of life necessary for her ticket to heaven.

The hard knocks of her environment were just the beginning of Irene's shocking tale. Insanity ran rampant in her husband's family and was the source of inconceivable events that unfolded throughout Irene's adult life. CULT INSANITY takes readers deeper into her story to uncover the outrageous behavior of her brother-in-law Ervil -- a self-proclaimed prophet who determined he was called to set the house of God in order -- and how he terrorized their colony. Claiming to be God's avenger and to have a license to kill in the name of God, Ervil ordered the murders of friends and family members, eliminating all those who challenged his authority.

For those who were gripped by Shattered Dreams, the rest of the story will blow them away. CULT INSANITY is a riveting, terrifying memoir of polygamist life under the tyranny of a madman.





Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, etc.)
+1 for tweeting (right sidebar - make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my NEW button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen September 2nd and notified via email.

Review: Ice Land by Betsy Tobin

A revolution is taking place that will surely change the lives of the gods and mortals who live together in Ice Land. Freya sets out on a desperate search for the one item that may help save her and her people. There is a necklace with an immense amount of power that is capable of changing everything.

Fulla has found her soul mate. The problem is, she has been promised to another. And if that wasn't bad enough, the love of her life is part of the enemy clan.

Will Freya's journey prove successful or will the life she's known vanish without a trace? Will Fulla marry the man that has been chosen for her or will she stand up to her family and live happily ever after?

This is one of those books that after you've read the first couple pages, you are so drawn in that the world around you ceases to exist. It's a beautiful, timeless story.



Visit the website here.

Thank you to Mary from Plume for sending me this book to review.

8/25 Giveaway List 4

Mommy Mandy is giving away an HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web here.

Kiddies Corner Deals is giving away a West Coast Jewelry gift cert. here.

The Dirty Shirt is giving away a Parrot Minikit Chic here.

Frugal and Fabulous is giving away a Together-Ware Storage Set here.

Free Samples. Click Here

8/25 Giveaway List 3

Tales From A Shopaholic Mommy is giving away a West Coast Jewelry gift cert. here.

Here and There is giving away Sonny With A Chance Volume One on DVD here.

Here and There is giving away The Suite Life on Deck, Anchors Away DVD here.

3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires is giving away a Bake Me A Wish! cake here.

8/25 Book Giveaway List

Pajama Mommy is giving away a 5 Back to School books here.

The Royal Reviews is giving away Tempt The Devil by Anna Campbell here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away The Marriage First Aid Kit by Bryce Kaye PhD here.

Park-Avenue Princess is giving away How To Be A Hepburn In A Hilton World here.

8/25 Giveaway List 2



J. Leigh Designz is giving away a Shred Sled here.

Pajama Mommy is giving away a Convertible Car Seat here.

LI Reviews is giving away Californication Season Two on DVD here.

Sweeps 4 Bloggers is giving away a Skin Authority GO! Gorgeous Kit here.

Print a coupon for a free bottle of Venom energy drink. Click Here

Monday, August 24, 2009

8/25 Giveaway List

Barefoot Mommies is giving away a pair of earrings from The Pretty Peacock here.

Mommy Mandy is having a KLUTZ Paper Fashions Fantasy giveaway here.

My Wee View is giving away lap top bag from Melissa Beth here.

IE Mommy has reviewed & is giving away an Abby Roo here.

8/24 The Mommy-Files giveaways

Here are some of The Mommy-Files giveaways you can enter:

The Cookie Boutique here.

Play-Doh here.

Gum Drop Cookies here.

Fiber One here.

Audiovox Portable DVD Player here.

Hillshire Farm here.

EZ Recipes - a unique application which lets you search for, and save
recipes. Comes pre-loaded with dozens of recipes. You can also
import your own favorite recipes. Click Here

Review: Jax Coffee

I love coffee. There are so many different kinds and it seems like two cups never taste exactly the same. This could be because I just pour creamer and sugar until I feel like it's enough instead of measuring. I love that there is such a variety. Sometimes I'm in the mood for flavored coffee, so I go with Chocolate Raspberry with a little bit of sugar. Other times I want plain ole coffee with Chocolate creamer and sugar or some White Chocolate Macadamia creamer.

I fell in love with the Italian Dark Roast Blend. It was so strong and smooth. I have to warn you that this kind is a little heavy, so if you're a light coffee drinker, I suggest you go with the Medium Blend. The good thing about the Medium Blend is that you can spruce it up easier and it's not as overpowering.

I would definitely recommend this brand to any coffee lover. I've actually already got my aunt addicted to it:)

Thank you Jack for sending me the Jax House Medium Blend and Jax House Italian Roast Blend to review.

Check out Jax Roastery site here.

If you're interested in Gift Boxes, go here.

Giveaway: How It Ends by Laura Wiess



Sarah over at Pocket Books has given me permission to give away 2 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US only
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, etc.)
+1 for tweeting (right sidebar - make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my NEW button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen September 1st and notified via email.

Review: There's More To Life Than A Corner Office by Lamar Smith

I'm always searching for good self-help books. I want to learn one new thing everyday, even if it's something as simple as a new word. I've had a thirst for learning for as long as I can remember and if anything, the feeling has became more potent with age. I'm constantly trying to figure out who I am and what I can do to make this world a better place. Sometimes it gets overwhelming and I feel like I'm being swallowed by this huge black hole. I want to do everything, help everyone and I get frustrated because that's impossible. I try to make sure I that I make a difference in any way I can. Whether it's picking up a lost dog and returning it to it's owners or smiling at someone who has beaten up by life. I've never believed that money equals happiness or that your job title defines who you are.

I consider myself very fortunate because I've never been a slave to the dollar. I've always known that having someone truly care about me and my well being means more than a bracelet from Tiffany's. I would rather my husband do a load of laundry than buy me a million diamonds. I want to be shown that I'm cared for by actions not wealth. This is an amazing book that I'm sure will help many people open their eyes about the life they lead and what they can do to become a happier person.

Check out the Improving Your Balance website here.

Friend Lamar on Facebook here.

Follow him on Twitter here.

Check out his blog here.

Thank you Imran from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. for sending me this book to review.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

8/23 Barefoot Mommies Giveaways

Here are a few of the giveaways going on over at Barefoot Mommies:

CHI Wet/Dry Flat Iron here.

Mayfair Lane here.

Oreck here.

Sealy Posturepedic Mattress here.

8/23 The Mommy-Files Giveaway List

Here are some of The Mommy-Files giveaways you can enter:

The Cookie Boutique here.

Play-Doh here.

Gum Drop Cookies here.

Fiber One here.

Audiovox Portable DVD Player here.

Bake Me A Wish cake here.

Hillshire Farm here.

Review & Giveaway: Lopsided by Meredith Norton



Meredith is trying to figure life out. She's a free spirit who is constantly following her whims. When she finally decides to settle down, she's in Paris with her husband and they have a child. Desperate for a change of scenery, Meredith and her baby boy fly to the US to spend time with her parents. While she's there, she pulls out her boob for her mother's inspection. Her mother's reaction scares Meredith into seeing a doctor. The good news is Meredith hasn't lost her sense of humor and allows you to ride shotgun on the story of her life.

This book is a really fun read. Meredith is an extremely likable person and I truly hope that she uses her writing talent to tell many more stories. If you have boobs, you should read this book. And this isn't a book that's just for the ladies. I actually knew a guy in his early twenties who passed away because of breast cancer.

Check out Meredith's site here.

I want to thank Yen from Penguin Group for sending me this book to review & for allowing me to host a giveaway.

I have two copies of this book to pass along to my wonderful readers. Open to US and Canadian residents. These books will mailed directly from the publisher.

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, etc.)
+1 for tweeting (right sidebar - make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for connecting with me via Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my NEW button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen August 31th and notified via email.