Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sweetie's Secret Sweeps Website

I love entering sweepstakes and contests and have won a little bit over the past 7 months too. No grand vacations, cars or TVs yet but I have won grocery gift cards, Visa and Mastercard gift cards and various other things and I'm looking forward to winning more. My favorite website for finding out about sweepstakes and giveaways has been Sweetie's Sweeps, which is run by a long time sweeper, Wendy Limauge, who has won so many awesome prizes including TVs, computers, many gift cards (including a $5000 Visa card in a Burger King promotion this year!) a new truck and even a trip to France. She has a wealth of information to share and now she has started a brand new website devoted to giving its members the best information on restricted and local sweepstakes/giveaways with the best chances of winning, Sweetie's Secret Sweeps.

Because it is a members only site and the sweepstakes information is so valuable there is a low cost to join of $25 for the first 500 charter members and $35 for members 501+. However, if you feel lucky (as I do) you can enter her membership giveaway to win your own free membership! All you have to do is go to this page on her free site: http://sweetiessweeps.com/2009/07/sweeties-secret-sweeps-giveaway-ends.html and enter your name and e-mail address into the Google Docs form. If you aren't lucky enough to win or you want to join before the giveaway ends you can certainly just go to http://sweetiessecretsweeps.com/and sign up there. If you do, be sure to give my e-mail address as the person who referred you, if you don't mind.

So, please accept some of my luck and head on over to enter the membership giveaway and, who knows, you may be on your way to winning some of your heart's desires.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

I do so love Maine.

We returned from our week long trip to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine on Sunday and I am reminded again why I love Maine and the northeastern coast so much. Even though it was rainy/hazy for just about every day we were there, it was still beautiful and very relaxing. I loved the cabin that we stayed at, Alcyon Rentals. It is a privately owned, 3 bedroom cabin with a full bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room and the property sits on 6 acres of land right on Seal Cove. There is a gazebo overlooking the cove along with kayaks and canoes. We had a great time kayaking and just enjoying our time there. Enough words, though. Here's a few photos of what we did and what we saw.

We stopped at Hampton Beach on the way up from Boston to check out the annual sandcastle building contest. A guy from Cleveland won. Go Ohio!

We saw a lot of this with all of the haze, rain and clods but it's still very cool.

The famous Jordan Pond House popovers and a cup of soup. Very good.

More scenic views and more fog.