Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

BlogHer gives you 9 Chances to win a $200 gift card!!!

If you have been around the blogoshpere for any amount of time there is a good chance that you may have heard of BlogHer. As the BlogHer website says, it was founded in 2005 with the mission to "create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment". They hold annual conferences and through their network of over 2,500 blog affiliates they reach more than 15 million women per month. In addition to that, members in their hub have listed over 22,000 woman-run blogs.

This holiday season they are partnering with eight other blogs in a very nice giveaway where you have nine chances to win a $200 Visa gift card. All you need to do is share a memory of a holiday road trip that sticks out in your mind and you are entered. The blogs participating are:
  1. BlogHer
  2. Busy Mom
  3. Honest & Truly Reviews
  4. Long Hollow Conversations
  5. Muse Reviews
  6. Points of Review
  7. Punkin Pie Reviews
  8. Slice of Pink Reviews
  9. Stepford Stories Review Blog
Be sure to follow each site's instructions on how to enter as some of them have ways to gain multiple entries. To maximize your chances enter all of them if you have the time. Hurry though, because they end on December 31! Good luck!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Tacos, Nachos and Cheesecake, oh my!

This weekend was a pretty good one. Not only did I get all of the laundry caught up and all of the dishes too but I also cleaned most of the house, put up a Christmas tree, wrapped gifts and made some cookies. And, if that wasn't enough, I also won some free stuff in a couple giveaways.

Both of the wins came on Friday but I won a $10 gift card with two coupons for free Old El Paso products from Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1 and, from The Cheesecake Factory, a $25 Cheesecake Factory gift card with a "Slice of Joy" card for a free slice of cheesecake!

Needless to say, I was quite happy! The Cheesecake Factory Twitter giveaway lasts until December 28 so you can still enter by retweeting their daily message, which you can find in their Twitter feed. Good luck if you enter!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Again with the free salsa!

I absolutely love the Pace Hand-Pick & Win game because I won another $4.00 off salsa this morning! I just used the coupon I won in November over the weekend on one of the giant plastic containers of salsa plus I'm waiting for the coupon I won last week and now I'll get another one for winning today!

Really, if you haven't been playing this instant win game you should probably start. It takes just 30 seconds out of your day and the odds to win salsa seem pretty good to me!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I won again! Thanks Toys-R-Us!!

Hot off the heels of my free jar of salsa win I found another sweepstakes to enter on Sweetie's Sweeps, the Toys-R-Us Hot Holiday Giveaway, and after registering on the site was an instant winner on my first game play! This morning I won a Step2 Push Around Buggy!

While I would have loved to win a Nintendo DS the buggy will be great because, if it arrives before Christmas, I can wrap it up and give it to my niece!

So, two wins in two days. :D Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!!

Won a free jar of Pace salsa!

Pace is currently running the second version of their Hand-Pick and Win instant win game which is a pretty easy way to score some free salsa. I had won a couple times during the first iteration of the game earlier in the year and have now won twice in the current round as well!

Unlike the first round, Pace now has you fill out and submit a form and will mail your single coupon to you. I loved the first version because you got your prize instantly in the form of a SmartSource (I think) printable coupon that actually allowed you to print it 10 times!! That was so sweet. $40 in free salsa... Oh well, I guess they learned that it wasn't the best idea so now you get a single coupon in the mail. But, hey, free is free so go and try your luck at

Good luck!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stefanie Spielman 1967-2009

Stefanie Spielman, breast cancer survivor and fighter for more than 10 years, passed away yesterday evening at her home in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

It is impossible to live in Columbus or central Ohio and not know who Stefanie is or know of someone who has been touched in some way by her story. She and her husband, Chris Spielman, did so much good for the community, the state and the nation. Through the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and The Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund will continue to provide assistance and hope to those affected by breast cancer.

My thoughts and prayers go out the Spielman family and anyone who has ever been touched by the wonderful things that Stefanie, Chris and their family have done over the years. As someone whose family has also been affected by cancer I'm deeply saddened at Stefanie's passing but know that she will live on in the hearts of the millions that she has impacted.

Public calling hours will be this Monday, November 23 from 1:00pm - 8:00pm at the Longaberger Alumni House on the OSU campus. I will definitely visit and urge anyone else who is able to do so too.