Showing posts from September 6, 2009

Giveaway ~ Chicken Soup for the Soul Extraordinary Teens

When I received these books, my 12 year old saw that Brenda Song from Suite Life of Zack & Cody was on the cover.  She was like, "Mom, can I please have this?"  Now this is coming from a girl that absolutely HATES reading.  I was like yeah, of course!

Personal stories combined with photos and specific advice from the contributors.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens inspires teens with stories from the young people they admire. These extraordinary teens, mostly celebrities, share their troubles and triumphs, as well as what they do to continue to achieve. More than fifty celebrity contributors, including a special story from Sean Covey, author of Seven Habits for Highly Effective Teens.

In the book is ~

Desiree Amadeo, environmental activist and MIT engineering student

Eric Babbitt, two-time cancer survivor and athlete

Chris Barrett, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and author

Olivia Bennett, artist

David D. Burstein, filmmaker and activist

Kari Byron, Artist, thrill-seeker, a…

Giveaway ~ 24”x 24” Wall Graphic CLOSED

A new product is being rolled out on, and I think my readers will love it!  The new product is an innovative adhesive fabric that they call a Wall Graphic. Just imagine a huge sticker that you can peel and stick on any flat surface! (Similar to the Fat Heads stickers you’ve seen on TV) In addition, these use the same high-quality printing that they use for their poster prints, so you can print photos, artworks or patterns in great detail.

My blog sponsor, Large Format Posters wants to offer (2) of my readers a 24”x 24” Wall Graphic.

As a BONUS: They are going to be hosting a Video Blog Challenge in October to find the most creative Wall Graphic Print! The winner will receive a cash prize, so if you win ~ make sure to participate in this giveaway and make your own Wall Graphics video entry!

This giveaway is only open to Only open to US residents.  **Winners must pay $5 Handling Fee to claim prize, the shipping and prize are free.

 To enter ~ Check out the Wall Gra…

Free Shipping Photo Deals ~ Snapfish & Artscow

I just scored a great deal on pictures from Snapfish!

Right now they are offering free shipping with code FREELABOR  (ends 9/13) ~ If you are a new member though, you get 50 free prints.  I had 50 prints in my account already, I think it might be from a referral though because I'm pretty sure I've ordered before.  Anyways, I then went & redeemed at My Coke Rewards for 90 prints @ 64 points per 30 prints.  I'm not sure how, but I got a bonus 30 prints because I ended up with a total of 170 prints totally free.  I'm so excited, I might actually be caught up on ordering 4 x 6's this year!

If you are new to Snapfish & want a referral from me, feel free to email me :)

Artscow is also offering free shipping.  If you shopped them before, you know what a deal this is.  The prices are super low, but shipping can get high (they ship from hong kong)

The deal is free shipping for all orders over $10* . That's right, the price you see is the price y…

Review & Giveaway ~ Yoplait Delights Gift Package CLOSED

Two yummy yogurt reviews in a row for you guys!

Are you looking for a guilt-free snack that will help satisfy that afternoon sweet tooth? Want to enjoy in a delicious treat with only 100 calories? Then I have the perfect treat for you - Yoplait® Delights, a rich and creamy layered yogurt parfait with just 100 calories!

Did you know?
Nearly nine out of 10 women experience a mid-day craving and have the urge to snack Eighty-three percent of women admit they sometimes feel guilty when cravings take over and they reach for sweetsWith Yoplait Delights you can enjoy a delicious sweet treat and feel good about your choice. Available in four tempting flavor combinations Chocolate Raspberry, Triple Berry Creme, Lemon Torte and Creme Caramel - creamy Yoplait Delight is the perfect everyday treat. Right now you can also download a $1.25 off coupon for Yoplait Delights Parfait at:
I was sent a fun Yoplait Delights Gift Pac…

Dark Sky Festival in Harmony Florida ~ Fight Light Pollution!


The purpose of the Dark Sky Festival in Harmony Florida is to expose the general public to the marvels of astronomy and the importance of protecting dark skies - not just for astronomy purposes, but also for the values that darkness provides to area wildlife.

The entire family-friendly festival is held outdoors in low light conditions on the streets, sidewalks and park located in Harmony Town Square.

An important value of gazing at the night sky is the mental rejuvenation that it brings. The evening will include recording artist Jonn Serrie performing his own style of "space music." Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for lawn use in the amphitheatre area. Mr. Serrie's performance outdoors on an unlit stage will provide a perfect setting for minds to wander through the stars.

Due to Harmony's efforts and the support of the County Commissioners, an ordinance now requires new lighting in the County to be…

Review & Giveaway ~ Yoplait Whips! CLOSED

Since we are still chatting about food, I wanted to do some posts on Yogurt.  This is one of the few snacks, my tween will eat that is actually healthy for her.        
It isn't only good for snacking though, pair some yogurt with toast ~ it makes a great breakfast when you need something quick and nutrisous!

Now, off the back to school topic and back to yogurt as a yummy snack.  Did you know that you can also freeze yogurt?  Thanks to My Blog Spark and Yoplait whips, I got to try this out!

Simply place your favorite Whips! yogurt cup in the freezer overnight and you will have a chilled yogurt indulgence that you don't have to get from the ice-cream truck or at the parlor.  So this summer, before you hit the beach, park or your own backyard, don't forget to stock your freezer with Yoplait Whips! (We suggest removing the Yoplait Whips! from the freezer for 5-10 minutes before enjoying). Of course this is still a great treat at the end of summer, into the fall, then winter,…

Review ~ Memoirs of a Fortune Teller by Gary Turcotte

Memoirs of a Fortune Teller By Gary Turcotte
Rochester, NH, Jan 22, 2009 - Author Gary Turcotte in his book, Memoirs of a Fortune Teller, crafts a tale of a fortune teller who uncovers the secrets of a serial killer. This book is a journal of the most disturbing readings of a traveling fortune teller. A carnival set-up man and his girlfriend are entertained daily as they watch Mary Ann the fortune teller work on the most resistant customers. They watch her turn the skeptics into believers. They see that she is truly gifted at seeing the future as well as the past. By chance she uncovers the truth about the carnie couple. He is a traveling serial killer and as the fair enters the new season the locals are asking the fortune teller to help find a missing child. Mary Ann is an older woman and is afraid to be involved. She realizes that many of the local people's reading are entwined. Soon the killer is convinced that Mary Ann knows too much. Mary Ann doesn't want to be the next on…