Thursday, January 21, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul Count your Blessings

This follow-on book to Tough Times, Tough People continues Chicken Soup for the Soul's focus on inspiration and hope in these difficult times. These inspirational stories remind us that each day holds something to be thankful for - whether it is having the sun shine or having food on the table. Power outages and storms, health scares and illnesses, job woes and financial insecurities, housing challenges and family worries test us all. But there is always a silver lining. These stories of optimism, faith, and strength remind us of the simple pleasures of family, home, health, and inexpensive good times.

 You can pick up Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Fortitude, and Silver Linings at Amazon and many other fine book retailers.

This series in the Chicken Soup for the Soul books really helps you to re-evaluate and look at life in a positive perspective!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yoplait Frozen Smoothies Giveaway

Are you looking for a healthy way to fit essential nutrients into your diet?  Yoplait wants to help!

The antioxidant-rich fruit in Yoplait smoothies can be a great way to help you get all the important vitamins and minerals your body needs. 

Yoplait has just come out with a new product, are you ready for this?  FROZEN SMOOTHIES!  Now, you know from past reviews, that I am not a fan of yogurt (thankfully, my kids are).  However, I love frozen yogurt and I love smoothies!

Yoplait Smoothies are a good source of calcium when prepared with milk according to directions, and an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C. Plus every Yoplait Smoothie contains a full serving of fruit as well as real Yoplait yogurt pieces with live & active cultures.

Simply add milk to a Yoplait freezer package, blend, and in less than two minutes you can enjoy a nutritious and delicious smoothie guilt free! At 110 calories per serving, Yoplait Frozen Smoothies make creating the at-home smoothie easy as can be.

Click here to save $1.25 off one package of Yoplait Frozen Smoothies today! 

They currently come in the following three flavors ~

Strawberry Banana
Strawberry Mango Pineapple
Triple Berry
Thanks to Yoplait and MyBlogSpark, I was sent a Yoplait Frozen Smoothie  gift pack.  In the pack, I received a really cool personal blender and a coupon for a free package of Yoplait Smoothies.  Great news, I have one to giveaway to one lucky reader as well!

The blender is really cool.  I thought it was going to be a dinky little thing that didn't work.  Nope, it works great.  It is small, but it is for personal use.  Super easy to store, works great & you can drink right from the cup or poor into another cup.  My kids and I love it!  Not to mention how fab  Yoplait Frozen Smoothies are.  Super yummy & priced so much better then the mall!!!

How to enter ~ Simply comment here with what type of smoothie you like to make at home.  Do you have a favorite recipe?  Feel free to share recipe or just name of smoothie.  My favorite is Strawberry-Banana.

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Contest will run until 11:50pm January 31st.
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Mystery & Suspense Challenge 2011

  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011
  • Rules: To read TWELVE (12) mystery and suspense novels in 2011 (12 is the minimum but you can read more if you wish!)
  • You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
  • You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.
  • At the beginning of Jan 2011, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews. There will be a monthly prize too courtesy of the lovely Simon & Schuster - you must be signed up to the challenge and add the link to your review to be entered into the monthly prize draw.
Now, there are many different sub-genres of mystery and suspense - you can choose from the numerous sub-genres, from cosy mysteries such as Agatha Christie to the more hard-boiled kind like V I Warshawski by Sara Paretsky, or romantic suspense written by the likes of Linda Howard, forensic crime such as those written by Kathy Reichs and even paranormal/supernatural suspense such as Kelley Armstrong. I'm sure this challenge will have something for everyone! :)

To help you figure out and decide, I have updated a sub-genre list - to view this list go HERE.

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