I seem to have passed my love of shoes and cooking on to my little brother. The shoe obsession isn't so great for my parents, but they love that he has taken an interest in cooking. It started when our dad was diagnosed with cancer in October. He spent 3 weeks in the hospital, and when he came home, he wasn't able to do as much as he could before. Our mom works full time, and it turned out to be a blessing that my brother had taken time off of college. He wasn't too happy about having to learn how to cook, but to everyone's surprise, including himself, he began to enjoy it! He's now thinking of going to school for cooking! When I saw this giveaway at Latina on a Mission, I knew I had to try to win it for my brother. He would LOVE this grill! It does so much! Enter to win the George Foreman Evolve Grill from Latina on a Mission by clicking on this link. Giveaway ends on January 8th!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
My parents really need a new microwave. REALLY! The big one they had was slowly dying for months before they got rid of it. It was so bad they were using a pen cap to hold the button down to keep it working! The one they have now is small, and old too. That one needs to go! My parents don't like to buy new things for themselves, so if I win this $75 Gift Certificate to CSN Stores from A Hen's Nest, I'm going to use it towards a new microwave for them! The giveaway ends tomorrow, December 31st, so hurry on over there for your chance to win!
Monday, December 27, 2010
My husband and I have different work schedules, and he works weekends, so we don't go out much. My parents bought us the Roku player last year for Christmas, and we love it. We get much more use out of our Netflix subscription and can even rent and buy movies from Amazon Video on Demand. From now until January 1, 2011, at 11:59 PM PST, you can receive a $5 credit for Amazon Video on Demand just by sending one tweet! All you have to do is go here and follow the simple directions. You'll need to log onto your Amazon account before tweeting in order to receive credit for your tweet.
***Disclosure: I received no compensation for this posting. I posted it solely for the benefit of my readers, and all opinions are my own***
Saturday, December 18, 2010
My hubby and I have had gym memberships for a while now, but don't really use them. Our work schedules don't allow us to go together, so I need something else to motivate me. A new Ipod would definitely help! I have an old mp3 player from a few years ago, but I'd love to have the Ipod shuffle because I could just clip it to my clothes while working out. Courtney at Me and Bella has purchased one to give away to one of her readers when she hits 1000 followers OR on December 26th, whichever comes first. Isn't that soooo generous of her?! Go check out her blog and the giveaway!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Do you make contributions to several charities throughout the year, and then have to go through a ton of files to find the tax receipts at the end of the year? Stephen Paletta, the winner of Oprah’s Big Give, has developed a website making it so much easier to keep track of donations AND earn money for donations through online shopping! This website, GiveBack.org, was built to make everyone a big giver.
Registration is easy and takes only a minute or two. You can either log into your facebook account to register, or you can create a username and password. The verification e-mail comes right away, and your account is created! You even start out with $5.00 for the charity of your choice! Searching for a charity is simple. I chose the Colon Cancer Alliance, because my father was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. You will soon be able to create your own charity for raising money, which would be great for local charities. You can add your own money to your account, others can add money to your account or you can use the SHOPPING feature to have money added to your account. I love to shop online, so this is one of my favorite features. There are over 400 participating merchants right now, and I'm sure more will be added. You can earn up to 15% cash back on your purchases, though most merchants offer 2-4% cash back. For more information about the site, watch this video:
There are so many worthy charities out there who need our donations to keep running. I hope you'll check out GiveBack and donate to a charity that means something to you.
*I received no compensation for this post. I learned of GiveBack.org through my membership with One2One Network.*