Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Would you be interested in a Cinco De Mayo Swap?

I've had such fun with my swaps that I've hosted. I enjoy it so much. Therefore I was thinking, why should I only do the things like Valentine's Day & Easter? Why not other holidays like Cinco De Mayo? I know that it's not an American holiday, nor is it a holiday that comes up in most conversations -- but that's why I want to do it.
Think about it - you participate in the swap; go to your mailbox (or UPS/FedEx drive) and get a package from your partner. You open up the box and inside is a delicious bag of chips & salsa, a sombrero, some marracas, and other goodies.. Wouldn't that be exciting?!

If you'd be interested, please let me know ASAP by signing up in the comment section.
Leave your name & e-mail address.
No, you're not required to know a single thing about Cinco De Mayo -- in honesty I only know that it's to celebrate the victory over of the Mexican Army over the French's Army.

If people sign up, I will start making dates and such. Thanks.

April Showers Giveaway Month!

April Showers is going to be doing TONS of giveaways in the month of April; in case you don't remember, April is only a day away!!
You won't want to miss out on all of the exciting things that you could win.

Need a blog makeover? You may even win one!!

So what are you waiting for? Follow April Showers Blog Design!

Oh and guess what? If April gets 1100 followers by Saturday, she's going to make a video of her doing Evelution of Dance!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

No Stranger Sunday: #8

Welcome to No Stranger Sunday, where every Sunday I will try to post an interview of a different blogger from around the blogsphere. Take the time, get to know these people. Visit their blogs. This week, I am pleased to announce Cristin from Cristin Is Coupon Crazy. And "Crazy about coupons" is certainly correct - her site is dedicated to coupons. Definitely be sure to check her out!! :)

Tell us a bit about yourself:
Are you married? If so, how long?
I am not married but I have been engaged to my amazing fiance Randy since december 25th 2008.

Do you have children? If so, how many?
no, not yet but someday..i would like to have 2 kids

Any extra family members? (i.e. pets)
a cat- max, i call him hass, windows , window hass..the nicknames i have for him are endless!
and my fiance has 2 dogs, pitbull- shakira and his dog - angel- a pitbull sharpei, she is like our baby. and honestly i never really liked dogs until them. they are the sweetest things ever


What food makes your mouth water, just thinking about it?
my moms quick sauce and cheeseburgers!

What is your favorite book?
kids having kids and annie on my mind

Do you collect anything? If so, what?
i collect moose everything- figures,ornaments,stuffed animals,ect. my grandmother and mom also started a nice ornament collection for me and my fiance. its a nice new tradition that i really look forward too now. we already have a few to start off with.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
i love to read, clip coupons, organize, blog, go on facebook and play my ds..i am 25 and i asked for a ds for christmas and i love it!

Tell us a bit about your blog:
Is there any certain reason that you named your blog "Cristin Is Coupon Crazy"?
mainly because my first name is cristin and i wanted something with cristin and coupon. i finally came up with cristin is coupon crazy and i think it is a perfect pick because its true!

When did you start blogging?
september 2009. i am just now really getting into it and starting to post more. a lot went on the end of last year and i didnt have much time to blog. but now i am trying to blog as much as possible

What is something that you love about your blog?
that anyone can enjoy it

Did you design your own blog? If not, who did?
right now i am using a template from a website but once i get a dotcom website i will have my best friend design my website.(or if she learns how to make blogger templates)

Are there any topics that you LOVE to blog about?
my shopping trips. i love to share all of my shopping trips with everyone

Is there anything you'd like to say to the readers?
come on by and check out my blog. i have a ton to offer and a lot of great ideas coming soon. i love blogging and i hope everyone enjoys my blog as much as i enjoy working on it!
Cristin, thank you for being a part of No Stranger Sunday! I enjoyed getting to know you, as I'm sure that others have, too. :)

And thanks to everyone for visiting this week's No Stranger Sunday! If you would like to be interviewed, feel free to visit the No Stranger Sunday link and sign up. :)

Better Basket Blog Hop - Amazing Cause!!

I was given this wonderful basket from Natalie at The Adventures of Paul & Natalie, and I am so thrilled to say that I'm a part in this wonderful event!! This virtual gift basket will change the lives of many, and I am so pleased to announce that I will be passing it along to others, as well.

So what is it for?


Here is some information on the Hershey's Better Basket Blog Hop:

"This Easter season Hershey is all about helping you to create Better Easter Baskets with their special limited edition Easter candies found at Walmart.

More importantly, Hershey wants to promote the idea of going good in our own communities. The Hershey Company is committed to making a difference in the communities where we live in, and has a heritage of giving back to the community."

Thanks to Hershey's and 20 different bloggers looking to blog for a good cause, baskets like the one above were created and given to charities of each bloggers choice to spread Hershey's ongoing message around: We are ALL working together to do good in and out of our own communities!

In addition to those 20 baskets donated to charity, Hershey's is also sponsoring a Better Basket Blog Hop where Hershey will donate $10 per blog post entry for the Children's Miracle Network, up to $5,000. Amazing.

So with this being said I'm going to pass it along to these blogs but please post this if I don't pass it along. It's for an amazing cause and we could all post for this.

Rather than pass it on to one or two, or even five of you -
I'm passing this on to everyone!
PLEASE participate.

If you want to be apart of the blog hop, here are the rules:

Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.

Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.

Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.

Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.

Leave your link at BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.

Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).

Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Saturday 9: #15

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: You're My Best Friend

1. Outside of your romantic life, do you currently have a best friend?
I do, and I love her to laughter. :)

2. Regarding your future, what is the best thing you could hope for?
That I get the job that I want and end up in the home that I want, then have a small family.

3. Have you ever helped out a friend with basic needs, like rent or food? If yes. what did you do?
Yes, I've done it a few times. Helped her out with groceries, rent, and payments on vehicles.

4. If they re-instituted the draft (for both genders and your were of age) would you go, or would find some way out of it?
I would go. It'd be scary, but worth it, I do believe.

5. Tell us one thing you wish you hadn't let yourself do.
Be so serious growing up - I wish that I would have had more fun.

6. Tell us about the last time you bragged.
I do it all of the time, about all sorts of things.

7. What area are you wisest in?
common sense.

8. Tell us about something that happened that at the time made you "full of yourself".
Ah ha, what doesn't make me "full of myself?!" haha, just kidding.

9. Has there ever been a time that you wanted to try something in the bedroom, but were afraid to ask?
I try new things, I think it's important to keep things fresh. Although I am a bit timid.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Aloha Friday #13

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life – The home of Aloha Friday. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My Question:
Do you consider yourself to be clingy with your significant other? Why or why not?

My Answer:

I suppose that there's no point in telling a lie - I am who I am; and I am clingy with Joshua. It's odd, I've never been the clingy type. I've always liked MY space - it's mine!! But with Joshua, I can be around him (almost all of the time) and I don't feel like I'm living in a shoe box. :) However, we do spend our own time doing our own things, which can be nice, too.


If you don't mind, please tweet "@dickssportcmo I nominate @jerricapuck for the #startinglineup because ..." (finish the sentence).
If you're a also a part of this "competition" I'd be more than happy to tweet for you as well if you tweet for me. :) Just leave your twitter ID.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hasbro Games Review & Giveaway

Do you have those nights where it feels like nothing can cure the boredom? I know that, without a doubt, we have had this problem all too many times. However, now we’ve found the cure – GAME NIGHT! That’s right, thanks to Hasbro games, game night has become a part of our lives and it’s taken to our families very swiftly. Being that it’s just Joshua and I here, we usually go to our parents’ to have game night – sometimes it lasts for hours. The last game night that we had actually lasted five hours!! It was a blast!

We’ve had a “game night” for a few months now; however, we only had a couple of games – OLD trivia games that we picked up from thrift stores. Now, we have The Game of Things AND Scattergories, both by Hasbro. These games are wonderful.
The Game of Things: You won’t believe the hilarious, creative, outrageous and unforgettable THINGS your friends will say during this provocative party game! Draw a topic card and read it out loud. “THINGS a chimp thinks about when he sees you at the zoo.” Then the other players write down their own responses: “You think I’m weird looking?” “What are you looking at?” or perhaps “Are you my mommy?” Then try to figure out who said what! Remember, you can write anything that comes to mind… so be as fun as you want!

SUMMARY: It’s humor in a box! This outrageous party game includes 300 hilarious topic cards that provoke even more hilarious responses! Includes 300 topic cards, 1 response pad, 1 score pad, 10 pencils and instructions. For 4 or more players.

I can’t even explain how fun this game is. Whenever we’ve played it with our families, we’ve has some crazy answers to some of the questions!! :)
Scattergories: Right off the top of your head, can you name a sport, an ice cream flavor, and something in a pet shop, all beginning with the letter B? The trick is to take on 12 categories in 3 minutes or less and not match anyone else’s answers! So be creative and seek the unique before the timer runs out. Bungee jumping may score better than baseball, boysenberry better than black cherry. With more than 190 categories and 20 letters on the die, no game is ever the same. For crowd-pleasing, fast-thinking fun, the choice is SCATTERGORIES! Gather up some friends… ready… roll… write! Seek the unique and write words that no one else has to score big.

Check out the updated cards with fresh categories to take on! Includes 48 category cards, 6 folders, 6 plastic clip strips, answer pad, 6 pencils, 20-sided die, timer, die-rolling board and rules. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). For 2 to 6 players. Ages 12 and up.

I have grown to love this game. You wouldn’t believe just how hard it is sometimes to name things off of the top of your head. It’s more of a challenge than I ever thought it’d be! But it’s really a ton of fun!

I’ll be completely honest, Joshua and I are like any couple, we have our arguments. Yet, now that we have Game Night, we don’t argue as much. Sometimes, whenever one of us are in a bad mood, we simply say “How about game night tonight??” and everything’s back to normal again. I know it sounds crazy and probably like I’m being dishonest, but it is true. And it’s something that I really enjoy.

These games are great. They’ve brought Joshua and I to a whole new of fun, brought our families even closer together, and have given us an “excuse” to not be so serious about life. We’re able to let all of the stresses run off while we have our fun with Hasbro Games.
And guess what? Hasbro is going to lgive one of my readers a game to start them on their own game night!!

WHAT YOU WIN:
1 lucky winner will receive The Game of Things!!

TO ENTER:
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**ALL comments require an e-mail address. This means that even if you include your e-mail address in the required entry and then do all extra entries, you still need to have your e-mail address in each extra entry, as well. If an e-mail address is not provided in a comment, I will delete the comment. The only exception, is if you have a blog & have your e-mail visable on your profile or have the e-mail button on your profile.
To better your chances of winning, be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry that you complete.
This giveaway will end Wednesday, April 7th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winners within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received The Game of Things AND Scattergories to review. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Link Your Goodies!!

Please link your Easter Blogger Swap Goodies in the link below!! :)

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, March 22, 2010

Quick Reminder..

I really would like to be on the #startinglineup for Dick's Sporting Goods; however, there are only 10 spots to fill.

By simply finishing the sentence below in a tweet, you're nominating me to be a part of the Starting Line Up! I'd really appreciate it -- A LOT.

Finish This Tweet:
"@dickssportcmo I nominate @jerricapuck for the #startinglineup because ..." (finish the sentence) ..

Also, if you're in this "contest", if you nominate me, I will return the favor, ::pinky promise:: !!
All you have to do is let me know that you tweeted & let me know that you'd like me to return the favor.. Be sure to leave your twitter ID (i.e. @jerricapuck)

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Don’t let March end without ordering your favorite desserts from Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies.

If you haven’t tasted the cookies this month, it’s not too late. If you’ve already had some, I know you want more.
What's better than Cookies from Gimmee Jimmy's?

Cupcakes * Muffins * Biscotti * Baklava * Cakes * Cookie Dough

And 3 New Flavors of Cookies!

For the first time in our 27 years, we are now offering way more than just cookies for shipping across the United States, and even to Canada and Puerto Rico.

Three NEW cookie flavors (Heath Bar Crunch, Cranberry Pecan, and Double Chocolate Walnut) to go along with four classic flavors, (Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip M&M), and also INTRODUCING...
»8 NEW cupcake flavors, available in regular and sugar-free

»4 NEW muffin flavors, available in regular and sugar-free

»3 NEW biscotti flavors, 3 NEW gluten-free products, plus we're still shipping our popular Valentine's Day items (it's always a great time for a heart-shaped chocolate cakes)

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

No Stranger Sunday: #7

Welcome to No Stranger Sunday, where every Sunday I will try to post an interview of a different blogger from around the blogsphere. Take the time, get to know these people. Visit their blogs.
This week's interview is a little different. This week's featured blogger is actually FOUR bloggers working together with one blog, At The Park. I find this to be an extremely neat idea - they have to be talented, because I know I'd have a hard time blogging with 3 others. Each blogger will be represented by a different color, I hope you can keep up. :)
Be sure to stop by and say hello to the ladies!

Being that there are four of the interviewers, they each have a certain color and are always placed in the same order, to keep things less confusing.
Sunshine-black
Carolin-orange
Cathy-purple
Louise-blue



Tell us a bit about yourself:
Do you live in a city or a more rural area?
I live in the greatest city in the world.
I live in a city, I am happy where I live but the greatest I think that might be a stretch.
I live in a suburb of the GTA, west of Toronto, ON.
I live in a rural area, but it now feels like a city because there are too many people and too much traffic!!!!

Are you married? If so, how long?
Yes I am happily married and for 16 years.
Yes will be 25 years this summer (yes I was very, very, very young when I married) (how many verys? LOL!)
I have been married for 17 years, wow!
No comment.

Do you have children? If so, how many?
I have 2 children.
I have 2 girls 'the teenager' 18 and the 'little one' is 10 both are girls.
I am the proud mother of two tall teenage boys, ages 14 and 16 this year.
Somedays I feel like I have 10 children, and other days I feel like I have only one. However, I am blessed with 3 beautiful children, that are in three different stages.

Any extra family members? (i.e. pets)
We have a very small dog who is very sweet and loving.
Yes a stupid old cat and if he pukes on my couch one more time we will be less an extra family member.
Yes, we have a sweet little 3 year old puppy. (he will always be a puppy to me, :) ) He is part wire-haired fox terrier, part miniature eskimo and part poodle. His fur stands up in all directions. He is soooooo cute!
I have a fluffy white dog that we love.

What food makes your mouth water, just thinking about it?
Pizza, Pizza, Pizza.
Potatoes and of course Sunshine's bruschetta!
All food makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I love to cook. I guess I tend to lean toward anything asian. I love seafood!!! I would love to go to Halifax during lobster season and eat myself silly with lobster and mussels. Oh, wait, not all food makes my mouth water. Please do not feed me bananas or lima beans or liver, there, I think that covers it!
I love a great steak!

What is your favorite book?
I only read books if I have to. I enjoy reading magazine articles. Carolin has given me a subscription to Canadian Living Magazine for the past two years for my birthday. It is the gift that keeps on giving all year long. One of my very favourite magazines used to be Cosmopolitan Magazines.
I don't think I have a favourite book but I have many favourite authors, Carol Shields, Sue Grafton. Lately I have been reading a lot of autobiographies, the one I have just started reading is, "General Rick Hillier: A Soldier First."
I really enjoy, Nora Roberts. I like her fiction and I have just started reading her detective futuristic series under the name J.D. Robb.
I love, "Ghost Story," I love the, "Repairman Jack," series and I have discovered the author James Patterson's "Alex Cross" series.

Do you collect anything? If so, what?
I seem to collect other peoples discarded furniture as I have a house full of things that I need to get rid of.
I don't collect anything but pounds. Lots and lots of pounds! Hey Sunshine what are you wanting to get rid off? Maybe I might want it.
I am a pack rat. I still have the original games and dolls and barbies from when I was a little girl. I have them all in bins. I have no idea what to do with it all. I really should start to declutter. I still have teen beat and tiger-beat magazines from way back when! Maybe they're worth something now?
I used to collect photographs.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to relax in the hammock and go swimming. As long as I am with my family, I am having fun.
Pollyanna (opps I mean Sunshine) is killing me with all the warm fuzzy crap. What spare time? (I love the Pollyanna title, ha ha ha!)
I'm with Carolin, what spare time. I work part-time and when I'm home the time seems to fly by with chores. I do need to organize myself better and get even more done. I enjoy gardening, playing piano and learning to play the classical guitar. Oh and cooking.
What spare time??


Tell us a bit about your blog:
Is there any certain reason that you named your blog "At the Park"?
Yes, we named it, "At the park," because Cathy and Carolin told us that this should be the name. That's right and it is about time you listen to us! And of course it is where we all spent many hours chatting while the kids played.
It all started when we would take our kids to the park at about 10:30am every weekday morning. Actually, Carolin starting going to the park first and we all followed. Carolin with her diet Pepsi, Sunshine and Louise with their bottled water and me with my nice, hot, cup of tea, ahhh!
I mean, that's how we all met, so that's why we decided it would be a good name.
That's where we used to hang out. Carolin used to watch us from her window with envy because she wanted to join the cool group.... and we finally let her in, lol!
-- "Louise, you're killing me!!!!!!!"

When did you start blogging?
Around March of 2009? That sounds right but somehow I think that it is wrong.
Of course it's wrong, it was April 2009.
I defer to Carolin on this one.
Sometime last spring, last year is all in a haze for me and I don't remember!

What is something that you love about your blog?
I love the interaction between the four of us and when we are being brutally honest, then I like it even better.
Ha, Ha, Ha, just wait till the next time the four of us are together, Sunshine has another Father Norm question.
Sunshine is getting worse than me! Poor Father Norm, or maybe he is having fun with her questions. I love it when we are together and blog our conversations. It's neat to sit down with a cup of tea afterwards and read it again.
I believe it's the only thing that now keeps us in touch.

What is something that you love about your blog?
I love the interaction between the four of us and when we are being brutally honest, then I like it even better.
Ha, Ha, Ha, just wait till the next time the four of us are together, Sunshine has another Father Norm question.
Sunshine is getting worse than me! Poor Father Norm, or maybe he is having fun with her questions. I love it when we are together and blog our conversations. It's neat to sit down with a cup of tea afterwards and read it again.
I believe it's the only thing that now keeps us in touch.

Did you design your own blog? If not, who did?
I defer to Cathy for the specifics of this question.
Me too, Cathy is techie blog queen. I never really know what she is talking about but I usually agree because I don't want to look stupid and between you and me it shuts her up! -- "Hey! I get no respect!!!!!"
Our blog design is courtesy of 'Goggle Blogger.' I find it fascinating. It's really already set to go, just fill in the blanks and you're online for everyone to see.
Cathy! Cathy! Cathy! You are doing a great job! If it wasn't for you, it wouldn't get done!

Are there any topics that you LOVE to blog about?
As long as it is real, then, I enjoy it all.
Sunshine loves when we talk about Sex!
I am sometimes confused as to whether or not we can get a little more risky because I don't know if we feel that it would take us out of the family context that I think that we are in.
But think about it, if we didn't talk about sex, we wouldn't need to be in the 'family' context.
What are you two talking about? Why all this chatter about 'you know what!!!' Ha, ha, ha. I can just hear Carolin's comments now!
I think as long as we talk about us and what we know and what is happening in our lives we love it. The tricky part is where to draw the line with our privacy?

I would love an interactive blog with the public, like a chat room, because my favourite part of the blog is reading all the outside comments.

Any topics that you really try not to blog about?
I think that I don't blog about things that are directly related to someone other then myself and my life because I really think that it would not be well received. So even though I believe that there are things that need to be discussed, I let sleeping dogs lie.
Me, I am an open book. I love to laugh and can laugh at myself.
They call me the vault. I agree with Sunshine, as long as it's about me o.k., I try to keep the rest of the family incognito. I can laugh at myself, too. I am not anywhere near perfect, would anyone like my hair????? Please?????
Depends on the mood I am in.

How many blogs do you currently use?
Just ours, howeve,r I did one day stumble onto 'EllaBellaMozzarella' and I really enjoyed it. I guess that I don't wander that much from our blog because I am busy and honestly it (blog hopping) really isn't my thing. Maybe, if I really knew the person behind the blog personally then I know that my interest level would certainly peak.
We just have one, I did have two other blogs that I followed daily but one just disappeared from the blog world and the second hasn't written anything in over 6 weeks. Hmmm, I wonder if it's me, maybe they thought I was stalking them?
We four just have this one blog. I do follow other blogs. I find the whole blog world fascinating. There are so many people out there...
Just this one.

Do you have any tips for other bloggers?
Just be yourself.
Always keep your mouth closed while looking up as the birds fly by.
I'm still laughing about the bird comment! I think when you are yourself when you blog, readers find it more interesting. It's nice to know that we are not alone and as crazy as we think we are!
Just be real. If it's not real make it absoulutly fascinating!

Is there anything you'd like to say to the readers?
I am still fascinated by the fact that someone who does not know us personally would actually read what we have to say.
Please leave comments, you have no idea what a boost it is to read a comment negative or positive I look forward to the comments.
I get excited by the comments, too. It's nice to know that there are people out there taking the time to read what we have to say. It's great to hear the feedback. Jerrica, thank-you so much for this chance to introduce ourselves to your readers! We were thrilled when you asked us for an interview! To all our readers, new and old, we are so grateful to you for taking time out of your day to pop in to our blog and visit. We hope to grow and keep you interested for a long time to come!
Thanks for checking in and please comment, good or bad because the feedback is very much appreciated.

Ladies, thank you all for participating! I thought it would be tough to keep up with you all in this, but it wasn't. I enjoyed doing this and I enjoyed learning more about you all!! Keep up the fantastic work!

And thanks to everyone for visiting this week's No Stranger Sunday! If you would like to be interviewed, feel free to visit the No Stranger Sunday link and sign up. :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Just One Look

1. How vain are you about how you look?
Well, I think that I'm decent looking, but I don't think I'm drop dead gorgeous or anything.

2. When you were little what was your favorite TV show?
I always liked The Wonder Years.

3. If someone was going to make a movie or TV show about your life, who would play you and why?
That's an excellent question.

4. Who is your favorite Major League Baseball team? How about your favorite player?
I don't keep up with baseball.

5. What is your favorite baseball-related movie?
Benchwarmers.

6. What is one lesson you have learned in the past year?
That money goes by quickly.

7. Tell us about one of your childhood memories.
My oh my, I don't even know where to begin.

8. How do you handle sticky situations? Do you have a method? If so, what is it?
I just go with the flow and hope for the best.

9. Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
I know that a few people do, but I'm over it. I've matured and they're still stuck in high school drama.


If you don't mind, please tweet "@dickssportcmo I nominate @jerricapuck for the #startinglineup because ..." (finish the sentence).
If you're also a part of this "competition" I'd be more than happy to tweet for you as well if you tweet for me. :) Just leave your twitter ID with your comment.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Aloha Friday #12

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life – The home of Aloha Friday. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
My Question:
Have you ever received a care package from someone?
My Answer:
I've received packages from swap partners and birthday presents from family members, but until today, I had never received a care package. :) You will all be seeing my review for the care package in the next few days.
If you don't mind, please tweet "@dickssportcmo I nominate @jerricapuck for the #startinglineup because ..." (finish the sentence).
If you're a also a part of this "competition" I'd be more than happy to tweet for you as well if you tweet for me. :) Just leave your twitter ID.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

And the Winner Is..

Well, I hadn't thought to be smart enough to look on the back of the Popsicle coupon to make sure that they wouldn't expire before the contest was over. The coupon will expire at the end of the month, therefore, I'm having to cut this contest short.
The winner of the Popsicle & Country Bob's Sauce coupons are Natalie A!!
Here are your random numbers:
8
Timestamp: 2010-03-18 02:15:47 UTC
Natalie A. said...
Tweet
http://twitter.com/natdey/status/10449747922
March 13, 2010 6:20 PM

Congratulations Natalie!! I will e-mail you asap. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. WINNER IS CONFIRMED!

Partners Have Been Announced!

If you're a part of my Easter's Blogger Swap, than check your e-mails! Check your SPAM and INBOX, because PARTNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!! :)

That's right, the fun can now begin!

I hope that you all enjoy shopping for each other. In the next few days, I will be sure to publish a post in which you can leave a link of the goodies that you receive from your partner to show off to everyone!! :)

I truly hope that you all enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
I hope you're all wearing green; if not, then *pinch, pinch*!! Believe it or not, I'm actually wearing a green shirt to bed -- I know better.
:)
So be sure to have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day (& wear green).

And the Winners Are..

It's time to announce the three lucky winners of the HeaterMeals Entrees. Each winner will receive 2 entrees in which they have already chosen!

Here are your random numbers:
2
61
46
Timestamp: 2010-03-17 04:19:03 UTC

#2: CONFIRMED!
Tabathia said...
twitter follower (chelleb36)
March 2, 2010 7:31 AM


#46 CONFIRMED!
Heavenly Savings said...
Blogged on My Other blog Giveaways page
http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com/p/other-blog-giveaways_04.html
March 6, 2010 3:53 PM


#61 CONFIRMED!
tina reynolds said...
http://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/10601858887
March 16, 2010 7:51 PM

Congratulations winners! I will e-mail you asap. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. ALL WINNERS ARE CONFIRMED!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Last day to enter!!


Remember my review & giveaway for the awesome HeaterMeals?
Well, the giveaway will be ending tonight!!

There will be 3 winners!! Yes, 3 winners.
And each winner will receive 2 entrees (winner chooses flavors!).

Have you entered the giveaway yet?
If not, what are you waiting for??

CLICK HERE to enter! Giveaway ends tonight (03-16-10) at 11:59 (EST)!

Vote for Charlotte!

Charlotte needs your help! She's in a contest to win trip to Universal Studios and a ton of money for a scholarship!
I'm telling you, your vote CAN make a difference. It just takes one click; then put in your e-mail address. They don't send you a bunch of spammed e-mails or anything (it's just to verify that you're not the parent voting 345,345,775 times).

Please, VOTE FOR CHARLOTTE!

Hurry! Voting closes at 7am (ET) on March 18th, 2010

Want to try the new Ritz Munchables Pretzel Crisps? You can get a free sample sent to your home, that's right - not a printable coupon, a FREE sample! (I definitely prefer samples sent to me as opposed to printable coupons -- I don't have a working printer.)

CLICK HERE to become a fan of Ritz Munchables Pretzel Crisps on Facebook. Once your a fan you can click on the green box advertising the free sample to fill out your information.

Thanks to Money Saving Mama in Michigan!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Please please vote for me.

I know that this is shameful begging, but I'm willing to give it a try.
I really would like to be on the #startinglineup for Dick's Sporting Goods; however, there are only 10 spots to fill.

So I'm asking begging that you nominate me to be on the #startinglineup.

Simply tweet:
@dickssportcmo I nominate @jerricapuck for the #startinglineup because ... (finish the sentence)

In addition, if you nominate me (which can be done once a day) leave a comment on THIS post with the link to your tweet and you could win the following:
One bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce
AND
One BOX of any flavor Popsicle that you'd like!

So, please nominate me. I'll be giving away the two products no matter if I win or lose - so why not enter? :)
LOW ENTRIES.

No Stranger Sunday: #6

Welcome to No Stranger Sunday, where every Sunday I will try to post an interview of a different blogger from around the blogsphere. Take the time, get to know these people. Visit their blogs. This week's featured blogger is Cassandra from Aubut Life! She has one of those blogs that if you read it once, you'll come back for more. So, once you check out our interview - go get stuck on her blog. :)


Tell us a bit about yourself:
Do you live in a city or a more rural area?
I am in a pretty Suburban area- Gilbert, AZ. Lived here my whole life and love it!!

Are you married? If so, how long?
I have been married for 5 years, and together for 10 years. Wow- that makes me sound old huh?

Do you have children? If so, how many
I do! Brody just turned 3 in December, and Ayla turned 2 in January! Yes- I had kids 13 months apart- I am a little crazy~!

Any extra family members? (i.e. pets)
I am waiting until the kids beg for pets. Right now- it is hard enough with them! But I will give in once they are old enough to ask me- I’m a sucker!

What food makes your mouth water, just thinking about it?
Sushi, Crème Brule, Onion Rings, and beer! I have a diverse palette!! Haha!

What is your favorite book?
I read about 2-3 books a week. I could never pick a favorite- but I love Great Expectations, and am currently obsessed with anything Diane Chamberlin writes!

Do you collect anything? If so, what?
I have always collected Swarovski Figurines- mostly sea animals. Since I have been with hubby- every year he buys me the Swarovski Christmas Ornament and all the accompanying ornaments - our goal is to one day have a Christmas tree decorated entirely in Swarovski Glittering crystals!!!!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spare time??? Whats that? Kidding. I play with my kids- they can make me belly laugh at any point of the day! I read, I blog, I try to learn photography and Photoshop, I zone out to trashy reality TV…..Pathetic I know!


Tell us a bit about your blog:
Is there any certain reason that you named your blog "Aubut Life":
My blog started out as just a personal blog to keep family updated! It was about our family-and has blossomed into something so unexpected and so FUN!! Who knew!!??

When did you start blogging? New Years Day 2009

What is something that you love about your blog?
I love that I can write about anything I want! Some days, I want to talk about the kids, others fitness stuff, then Giveaways, then ranting- etc….it’s fun to be able to express yourself and have fun!!

Did you design your own blog? If not, who did?
The current design- I did with help from premade designs from The Cutest Blog on the Block. I am currently revamping my entire blog and will have a new look soon via Sweet Cheek Designs!

Are there any topics that you LOVE to blog about?
I LOVE great giveaways! I only do giveaways of products that I want to own myself and for my kids. I turn down a lot of PR if it not something I am not 100% interested in. And of course –I love to talk about my kids! ;)

Any topics that you really try not to blog about?
It all really depends on the day! I try to stay away from politics but there have been a couple instances I was not able to shut up!

How many blogs do you currently use?
Aubut Family is my main one. I also do separate ones for the kids and their day to day activities and school projects, but those are only interesting to family anyway!

Do you have any tips for other bloggers?
Just stick to what you really want to talk about! I don’t understand people who maintain blogs that just copy and re-iterate what others have already said.

Is there anything you'd like to say to the readers?
I ADORE you!! I am so grateful for the followers I have! I am not the most fascinating writer but I Love that you keep coming back- and I will try to keep you entertained any way I can!!
Cassandra, thanks so much for taking the time to be interviewed by me! I've enjoyed learning about you, and I'm sure that everyone else has too.

And thank all of you for visiting this week's No Stranger Sunday! If you would like to be interviewed, feel free to visit the No Stranger Sunday link and sign up. :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday 9: #13

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Gimme Three Steps

1. Are you the type of person who jumps into new ventures or do you prefer baby steps?
I suppose that I'm a decent mixture. I try to think things through first, but sometimes, I get too excited.

2. Who do you feel believes in you the most?
I'd have to say my parents & Joshua. They've all seen me come close to breaking down and yet they still were there and all seemed to know that I'd make it.

3. When was the last time you were on a stage?
Not too long ago, senior year - Choir. Gosh, I miss singing on stage. :(

4. Tell us about the worst boss you ever had.
He was actually my only (on the books) boss. Jerk. Creep.

5. If the NCAA Men's or Women's Final Four basketball tournament was played in your hometown arena or within easy driving distance from where you live, would you try to attend one the three games?
Probably not. Although I use to play basketball, it just isn't my thing anymore.

6. Of all the clothes you own, what do you feel most comfortable wearing, and why?
My "blah" clothes. A pair of sweat pants and a tank top.

7. On what television show—either past or present—would you like to make a guest appearance, and what role would you play?
Hmm. I suppose that I like Two and a Half Men - maybe I'd play the long lost daughter of Charlie. :) :)

8. St. Patrick's Day is on Wednesday March 17th. Do you celebrate and wear green? Drink Green Beer? Ignore it?
I wear green - don't wanna get pinched.

9. If a leprechaun told you that you could have any amount of money from his pot of gold but it had to be a specified amount for a specified item, how much would you ask for and what would it be for?
$35,821 - enough for a small house big enough for Joshua and I. I'd even give the leprechaun whatever money may be leftover - if I could find him/her.

Don't forget to check out my two giveaways - one is ending soon.
Both have VERY LOW ENTRIES, which means more of a chance for YOU to win!! :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Today is Mega Swagbucks Day!

Don't know what Swagbucks are?
Simple. Swagbucks is a rewarding search engine site. Quite like google, but instead, you get rewarded with "Swagbucks" when you search. However, it's much more fun than Google.
There's a Swagstore, this is where you're able to spend your Swagbucks and get awesome prizes: cameras, yoga mats, Amazon gift cards, PayPal cards - almost anything you're looking for.
The best part? It's worth it. Thin about it. You're going to search things anyways, right? So because you use Swagbucks, over time, you're able to get free stuff!!

And today is Mega Swagbucks Day, which means that you could earn ANY amount of Swagbucks while searching!! $10, $20, $30, $50, $100, $1,000 → and so on!! :)

Guess what else? If you sign up using my referral link - you get extra entries into all of my giveaways!! So what are you waiting for??

If you're interested in joining:
PLEASE use My Referral Link, please.

Aloha Friday #11

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life – The home of Aloha Friday. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
My Question:
If you won $1 million dollars, would you give any to charity? About how much?
My Answer:
In all honesty, I know that we'd donate some but really, not much. Joshua and I both have decent sized families - I know we'd take care of our parents and ourselves and help out our siblings as well. That doesn't leave much as is. We may donate a small amount, but I can honestly say I'd make sure that we were taken care of first.
Don't forget about my giveaways. There are 2 left and they both have EXTREMELY LOW entries!!
(As of now, only 50 entries!!)
(As of now, only 5 entries!!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm getting a new phone!!

I'm so excited! The other night we purchased Joshua and I both new phones off of eBay! Now, I'm not usually the type to use eBay, I'm afraid of scams and such, just like many others. But I figured - what's the harm? May as well try it, or I'll never know if it's real. Plus, I'm the type of person that doesn't usually buy much for myself; we buy for my parents and sister but not myself.. So I figured it's time for me to get something special - and something special I will receive.So we bought Joshua a Sway, which he'd been wanting for quite some time. I paid less than $50 (including shipping) for this sucker -- it's about a $100+ phone. He's already received it and has been using it since last night. He loves it!! :)
I got myself the "TV phone" LG VX9400! Not only is it capable to go online (which is a big plus for me) but it is also TV capable; that means that I can be waiting in the line at store AND watching television! Crazy, right? Yes. But I can't wait to try it out! I should be getting mine tomorrow, hopefully. I'll be sure to post more on it once I've used it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Don't forget about the swap I'm hosting. I'd love for you to join.
If you're interested in participating, please sign up HERE.
There are 2 more days to sign up, then I'll be sending out the swap survey and matching up partners!! :)

And the winners are..


I apologize for the delay in winner announcements; however, I had some unexpected things that needed to be tended.
So without any further adieu, here are your winners!!


FAIRYTALE BROWNIES::
Here are your random numbers:
104
Timestamp: 2010-03-10 22:37:12 UTC

Jennifer said...
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/9609634333
February 24, 2010 7:58 PM



GIMMEE JIMMY'S COOKIES::
Here are your random numbers:
24
Timestamp: 2010-03-10 22:42:50 UTC

Anonymous said...
I subscribe via email, entry 1
Sarah
February 23, 2010 3:38 PM



BELTSDIRECT::

Here are your random numbers:
3
Timestamp: 2010-03-10 22:44:21 UTC

one frugal lady said...
I follow you on blogger! #2
February 24, 2010 8:14 AM


Congratulations winners! I have e-mailed you all, be sure to check your spam folders. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. All winners have been confirmed!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I saw it!!

That's right - we went to see Alice in Wonderland last night! IT ROCKED! Now, I think that Johnny Depp is a fantastic actor, though I'm not "one of those girls" that go crazy for him.. But I do believe that this was my favorite Johnny Depp movie yet (and I've seen almost ALL of his movies)!!!
I really recommend that you all go to see it; we saw the 3D version, it was very neat.
At the theater that I went to, they had themain characters - Alice, The Mad Hatter, The Red Queen, and the Rabbit and I was able to get my picture taken with them!! :) :)
So as soon as I get the picture (probably Tuesday or so) I'll post the picture! :)


Well, as I said - I think you should ALL go see it - it's really wonderful!


By the way, don't forget to enter my giveaways -- most are ending soon.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

No Stranger Sunday: #5

Welcome to No Stranger Sunday, where every Sunday I will try to post an interview of a different blogger from around the blogsphere. Take the time, get to know these people. Visit their blogs.This week's featured blogger is Natalie from The Adventures of Paul & Natalie! Now, if you want to talk about a sweetheart.. then I know that you must be talking about Natalie! She' really great, has wonderful posts and she's easy to talk with. She's not just one of those "Look at her blogs and go to the next.." -- she's a "Leave a comment, she'll talk to you; and you keep coming back for more.." :) Take a few minutes, get to know her.


Tell us a bit about yourself:
Do you live in a city or a more rural area?
I live in a city that is pretty big and it's very busy here!

Are you married? If so, how long?
I am married! I've been married for 1 year.

Do you have children? If so, how many?
I don't have any children yet.

Any extra family members? (i.e. pets)
I have 2 cats, Kitty and Rocky. I also have a Schnauzer dog named Lucky. They are all saved animals and I'm so thankful for them!

What food makes your mouth water, just thinking about it?
My favorite food is spaghetti! Yum! My favorite baked good is freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!

What is your favorite book?
I don't have a favorite book. I love to read, but nothing in particular. I don't save myself enough time to read much!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to quilt, read, blog, go walking at the park, and etc.

Tell us a bit about your blog:
Is there any certain reason that you named your blog "The Adventures of Paul & Natalie"?
My blog started out as a blog that I wanted to just write stuff about my husband and I! It turned into a blog where I posted giveaways I found. Then finally it turned into a blog that I host giveaways.

When did you start blogging?
I started in August 2009.

What is something that you love about your blog?
I love that it has brought awesome people to my blog that I wouldn't have met otherwise. It has been really fun!

Did you design your own blog? If not, who did?
I didn't design my blog. It is designed from LeeLou Blogs. I was lucky enough to win a blog makeover.

Are there any topics that you LOVE to blog about?
I like to post about stress reducers, sales, discounts, giveaways, and etc.

Any topics that you really try not to blog about?
Nothing comes to my mind.

How many blogs do you currently use?
I only have 1 blog!

Do you have any tips for other bloggers?
I don't think I'd be the best tip giver because I'm still learning! For the giveaways, I'd say to keep on trying because the winning numbers are so random! Do as many entries as you can as well for a better chance to win!

Is there anything you'd like to say to the readers?
I just want to let everyone know how thankful I am for the support of my readers! I have felt so blessed in the little time I have started to host giveaways which was in December.
Natalie, thank you for being a part of No Stranger Sunday! I've enjoyed being able to learn these things about you and I'm sure that others will find it just as neat!! You're a joy to talk to and I look forward to speaking with you more!! :) Your blog is always filled with different things that interest me - from the giveaways to the personal posts.

If you'd like to be featured on my blog for No Stranger Sunday, just e-mail me or sign up on THIS post.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Saturday 9: #12

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Your Smiling Face

1. No matter what's going on in your life, what always makes you smile?
When Joshua does his "Her is so pretty; yes her is!!" voice to me! :) I love it.

2. What's the biggest lie you've ever told?
Uhm. There's really no telling - not that I'm a big liar, but even still, there's no telling.

3. Do you hold a grudge?
I do. No lies. But I try not to.

4. What is the worst job you've ever had?
I've only had one (on the books) job - and I liked it.. I just didn't like my boss. Creep!

5. What would be your dream job?
A singing career; even still, I'd blog :) :)

6. What is the happiest event you've experienced?
Hmm. I'm not too far in life yet. However, engagement was wonderful; as was graduation.

7. What is the saddest thing you've experienced?
I know this may sound dumb to some of you (and yes I've had deaths in my family) - but the saddest for me was whenever my dog died. We had her from the time I was in 1st grade all the way until my Junior year - my best friend. RIP Kitty (yes, I named my pitbull Kitty & she liked it.)

8. Do you tend to exaggerate or underestimate?
Not too much, I try to be accurate - but sometimes I get excited. :)

9. List the cars that you have owned. Give us just a few words about each one.
Saturn - my only car. :) :)


Free Box of Popsicles & Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce! (3/31)
HeaterMeals - 3 winners, 2 meals each! (3/16)
BeltsDirect - Winner chooses prize! (3/09)
Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies - Assortment of 20 cookies! (3/08)
Fairytale Brownies - Assortment of 12 Brownies! (3/08)
Also, don't forget that I'm hosting an Easter's Blogger Swap!
Please join up - all bloggers welcome.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Aloha Friday #10

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life – The home of Aloha Friday. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My Question:
You're in a relationship - a solid relationship. So, do you keep your exes around or leave them behind? What if they've always been a great friend?

My Answer:
Well, I have one ex that I've stayed friends with - we've been great friends since my freshman year & dated my sophmore year. Now, although we're still friends - I feel like I should walk away from the friendship all together - because I don't want Joshua friends with his exes. I know, I know.. not too wonderful, but atleast I'm honest.
UPDATE: I have completely cut all forms of communication with the ex. :) -- so now, it's his turn. hehe

Also, while you're here - check out my awesome giveaways!!

Free Box of Popsicles & Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce! (3/31)
HeaterMeals - 3 winners, 2 meals each! (3/16)
BeltsDirect - Winner chooses prize! (3/09)
Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies - Assortment of 20 cookies! (3/08)
Fairytale Brownies - Assortment of 12 Brownies! (3/08)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GIVEAWAY!!

Okay everyone - Dick's Sporting Goods is recruiting 10 people to review products, take exclusive surveys and more! I would love to be a part of their new team, as I love doing outdoor (sportsy) types of things!!
Keep reading, and I'll get to the giveaway portion of this post.

What does it mean to be on the “Starting Lineup”?

• A chance to try out and preview new products
• A spot on an online panel of experts for one season (for approximately 3 months)
• Access to exclusive online surveys
• A chance to sound off on all things sports

For your chance to be on the “Starting Lineup”, or to nominate someone else, you will need to do the following.

• Follow Dick's Sporting Goods on Twitter, http://twitter.com/dickssportcmo.
• Recruit people to follow @dickssportcmo on Twitter and have them vote for you by Tweeting @dickssportcmo your Twitter ID and stating why you should be nominated.
• Vote for yourself by Tweeting @dickssportcmo with your Twitter ID and stating why you should be on the “Starting Lineup.”
• You can only vote for the same person once per day, but you can vote for multiple people in the same day. In other words you can only vote for yourself once per day, but you can also vote for your friends and favorite bloggers once a day too.

Here are a couple of examples as to what you could tweet:

“@dickssportcmo I nominate @(TwitterID) for the #startinglineup because...”
OR
@Dickssportcmo I nominate @jerricapuck for the #startinglineup because she gives reviews that I trust.

Easy enough, right?

The person you nominate must have a Twitter ID, so if your spouse, significant other, friend or family member wants to be nominated they would need to have a Twitter account.

The contest to be on the panel ends on March 31, 2010. To learn more about the contest please CLICK HERE.

Now for the giveaway.

WHAT YOU WIN:
1 lucky winner will recieve the following:
a coupon for any FREE Popsicle product. (Not just one Popsicle, but a whole FREE box - ANY FLAVOR!)
AND
a coupon for 1 FREE bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce!

TO ENTER:
Required: On twitter, vote for me to be part of the #startinglineup. The tweet must be set up like the ones above. (Leave link)
Leave your Twitter Username link and e-mail address in a comment for your entry.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
Vote for me daily, for daily entries into my giveaway. (Leave link)


**ALL comments require an e-mail address.
To better your chances of winning, be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry that you complete.
This giveaway will end Tuesday, March 31st at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winners within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I did not receive any form of payment or product for this post. This post is for the knowledge of my readers, and in hopes that my readers will vote for me.

Easter's Blogger Swap

As I told some of you that participated in my Cupid's Blogger Swap - I'm holding an Easter Swap , as well.

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(Please place the Easter's Blogger Swap button on your sidebar.)

Name:
Easter's Blogger Swap
When to sign up: Now, in the comment section (please include e-mail address)
Deadline to sign up: March 12th
Swap Date: March 25th.
What's going on?: I'll send out a survey. You all fill it out and send it back to me. I'll assign everyone partners. You'll send your partner (which is the same person that will be assigned to you) a package of Easter goodies. (Spending limit $20)

During my last swap, we all had a great time!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HeaterMeals Review & Giveaway (3 winners)

Do you enjoy camping? You know, getting away from the hectic, busy tiresome life and just going for a few days with peace and quiet in the woods. I know that I really enjoy camping – I always have! And dont get me wrong, I love eating "camp" food. However, after the second night or so, I’m burnt out on water, KoolAid, hot dogs, and burnt hamburgers. But I don’t have to worry about that anymore now that I’ve been introduced to HeaterMeals!

A Bit About the Company: In 1990, our company developed the Flameless Ration Heater (FRH) for the Department of Defense for use in the Meal, Ready-To-Eat MRE field ration for the U. S. Armed Forces. To date, we have manufactured and shipped over 1.5 Billion MRE Heaters for use by the U. S. Military.
In 1994, we began marketing a self-heating meal for the general public under the trademark name, HeaterMeals® designed to allow civilian consumers to enjoy "A Hot Meal, Anytime, Anyplace"™. HeaterMeals Self-Heating Meals come in an assortment of seven, great tasting, shelf stable entrees, a utensil pack, a pouch of water to start the food heater, and our patented Innotech Food Heater Pouch. Our meals are sold to our original target audience, truck drivers, in over 1200 truck stops across the country, and to other key consumers like hunters, fishermen, outdoorsmen, boaters, construction workers and people "on the go" in select sporting goods and other retail stores.
We make four types of self-heating meals - HeaterMeals Entrees, HeaterMeals Plus Complete Meal Kits, HeaterMeals 3 Meal Kits, and HeaterMeals EX Entrees, Designed for EXtended Storage, as well as the new Cafe2Go Self-Heating Beverage Kits.


HeaterMeals are really great. Although I talked about wanting to use them for camping, I ended up having a different experience whenever I used them. It just so happened that I received my package from HeaterMeals the day before my power went out for a few days due to a bad snow storm! (Maybe HeaterMeals had my power cancelled so that I could get a “real” experience? Haha.) At any rate, I received two meals, one Green Pepper Steak n Rice AND one Home-style Chicken Noodle in Gravy. Joshua and I shared the Green Pepper Steak n Rice – it was delicious! Although it came with a seasoning, it didn’t need it; however, I did use the seasoning to be able to review it and it (surprisingly) made the HeaterMeal even better. We chose to save our other HeaterMeal, as they have a pretty long shelf life (the meal that I have will not expire until December of 2011). You never know when I may need another.This is a picture of the HeaterMeal Entree cooking inside of the heating bag that is supplied. You can see the steam coming out. It was awesome to watch. However, it did not smell too tasty while it was warming - I recommend setting the meals outside while they warm up or in a seperate room.

I also received a Cafe2Go. A Cafe2Go is a self-heating beverage kit – the only thing that you need is water. This package of goodies is so neat! There are two types of Cafe2Go's: one is strictly for coffee, and the other is a variety pack. I received the variety pack.This kit provides 18 hot beverages including 12 cups of NESCAFÉ® TASTER'S CHOICE® Coffee, 3 cups of NESTEA® 100% Leaf Tea, and 3 cups of NESTLÉ® Hot Cocoa Mix. The kit also has 18 packets of sugar, 18 creamers, and 18 stirrers for the coffee. And let me just tell ya, this invention is awesome! The cups are average sized and the packets of drink mix are just like the ones that you buy at a store. The main difference is that if your power goes out, you can still have a nice warm drink for those cold nights.

Products that HeaterMeals offers:
»HeaterMeals Entrees
»HeaterMeals Plus Meal Kits
»HeaterMeals 3 Meal Kits
»HeaterMeals EX Entrees
»Cafe2Go

WHAT YOU WIN:
3 lucky winners will each win 2 HeaterMeals Entrees! Yes, I said THREE winners; 2 meals EACH!

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This giveaway will end Tuesday, March 16th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winners within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received 2 HeaterMeal Entrees and a Cafe2Go to review. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.