Thursday, March 31, 2011

He Is We My Forever CD Giveaway

He Is We is a new Universal Motown group who's sweet pop tunes are both inspiring and inviting. Their new album New Forever is outstanding, a true testimonial to the love songs we all grew up on, not to mention it hit #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #3 on the iTunes Pop Chart. The group recently released a video for lead track "Happily Ever After,"

He Is We’s story is the sort of tale that should begin with “Once upon a time…” In the summer of 2008, Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly went to work at Ted Brown Music Tacoma, Washington. Both felt like outcasts and while the other employees sold flutes and guitars, Rachel and Trevor became fast friends, confiding in each other and realizing they both were musically inclined. Their first collaboration was a track called “Such a Beautiful Sound,” written at a friend’s house,” and the transition from music store co-workers to band mates was a natural next step.

The duo’s quirky songwriting began to get attention when they posted “Pardon Me” online. At first the track got five or six plays a day; later it got thousands. So Rachel and Trevor wrote more songs and the musical connection between the two was apparent from the start.

By 2010 it was time for those fans to have more music than a few online songs. He Is We spent much of the year recording the ten tracks for their debut album with several producers. First with Casey Bates (Chiodos, Gatsby’s American Dream) at his Seattle studio, then with Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Eisley) at his. Later the band flew to New York to record some tracks with Dan Romer (Ingrid Michaelson, Jenny Owen Youngs) and laid down a few more with Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta. Working with so many different producers created what the band feels is a sense of open-minded diversity on the record.

The final album, which was released digitally in November, is a delightfully eclectic collection of acoustic songs that shine with enthusiasm and passion. The album as a whole is lovely and inviting, easily accessible for any listener. The disc evolves that initial meeting in the music store to prancing pop songs that always leave you wanting more. “Making the album turned our little demos into exactly what we were hoping for,” Rachel says. “It made our little babies grow up into beautiful young songs.” This is where you’d expect the story to close with “Happily ever after.” But He Is We is just getting started. As Rachel says, “It’s only going to get better.”

You can purchase My Forever here


Tell me what's your Happily Ever After moment in your life, or the one you are working on!

One winner will win He Is We's new album My Forever!

Thanks to Sneak Attack Media for providing the materials for this giveaway!

Open to US residents only please  Please No PO Box addresses. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm CST Sunday April 10th. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator Monday April 11th and announced that same day before noon CST. The winner will be notified by email and required to claim the win within 48 hours. Name, address, and phone number will be required to pass on to Sneak Attack Media to get the prize to you.

post signature

Monday, March 21, 2011 Review

me in my spiffy new frames!

This is a non paid for, non endorsed review, I was just so pleased with my glasses and the service I received I had to share!

I'm ashamed to admit, but it's been roughly 14 years since I've had new frames...And my old frames weren't doing me any favors, as I've grown...(both up and out) since Jr High.

I'm also blind as a bat so it'd rather hard to find frames that look ok with coke bottle lenses.

So when had one of their free frame and lenses giveaways I hesitantly jumped on the freebie bandwagon. I mean for free what could it hurt?

I looked around the easy to navigate site, and sorted through my options and first picked out a cute little pair of purple baby phat frames. Put my order in with my prescription and after all was said and done, free was not free, but around $18ish with shipping and handling.

Ok still....$18ish was not bad for frames retailing around $130 with lenses.

So I was super excited waiting for my new glasses...week later I get an email saying they were sorry but the stock they had was gone and I would have to pick out another pair, but they would upgrade my shipping so I would get the replacement pair faster.

Ok no big deal, so again I went through the ever changing inventory (those frames go super quick, especially during a promo!!) and picked out this pair

Again...All excited! I got them fairly quickly too because they had upgraded my shipping! However, upon trying them on...they just didn't look right. Maybe it was because I had been so used to my small rounded frames, or maybe I just didn't dig the half frame. Whatever it was, the frames just weren't matter how pretty and new they were!

I was sad!

Then I figured it couldn't hurt to call and see what their return policy was...even If I had gotten the glasses for free.

I called and their customer service team was UBER nice, they walked me through the return process (which was slightly different for the free promo glasses, but that was to be expected)***
And I picked out another pair of frames (the ones in the very first picture) Vera Wang Gunmetal!
They were shipped out right away and I returned the first pair of glasses with the pre paid mailing slip I was emailed!

I LOVE my new glasses and after getting my refund on the shipping and handling on the first pair, my wonderful new glasses only cost me $18.15! The products and pricing are great and the customer service can't be beat! I highly recommend!

By the way, the $38 dollar any frame and basic lenses sale was extended until today, so if you're interested, you could get a really NICE pair of glasses for around $50 after shipping!

And if you're thinking about making an account/purchase, please consider using my referral link!

*** Normal return policy is as follows
If you need to return an order for any reason, our 365 day return policy makes it easy! If you need to exchange an order, just make sure the new product is of equal or lesser value than your original purchase. If it’s of higher value, you can simply cover the difference. Whether returning or exchanging, we’ll pay the return shipping!
Follow the steps below to return or exchange:

1. Call our Customer Care Team at 1-866-333-6888 and they will email you a pre-paid postage stamp.

2. Return items in their original package or a sturdy box to:

Coastal Contacts

1755 Boblett Street

Blaine, WA 98230

3. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your store credit, refund or exchange to be processed.

Note: Products must be in their original condition and contact lenses must not be within 6 months of their expiry date. We are unable to take responsibility for lost packages.

post signature

March is National Nutrition Month

I was provided with product information and the opportunity to win a Yoplait prize pack, courtesy of Yoplait through MyBlogSpark

March is National Nutrition Month and there’s no better time than now for you and your family to commit to more wholesome snacking options.

Luckily, Yoplait is here to help! To give Yoplait a hand in expanding its community on Facebook, and to keep up with all the exciting news and offers we have in store for fans, be sure to use this link to “Like” Yoplait on Facebook today. Encourage your readers to do the same and you could win a fantastic Yoplait Prize Pack in our sweepstakes!

Explore the many nourishing options that Yoplait has to offer - with varieties like Yoplait Light, Yoplait Original, Yoplait Fiber One, Yoplait Kids and Yoplait Delight Parfaits. Each product offers different benefits, and loads of variety, to make eating well a no-brainer. Here are five great ways to ‘get your snack on’ with Yoplait this March!

Start spring off right with Yoplait Light’s Two Week Tune Up Plan – Replace breakfast and lunch with a cup of your favorite flavor of Yoplait Light, a whole grain and a piece of fruit and you could lose 5 pounds in two weeks. Go to for full diet details.

Get more calcium with Yoplait Original style yogurt - Now with two times the calcium of the leading yogurt (50 percent of the Recommended Daily Value) in one convenient 6-ounce cup*, Yoplait Original style yogurt is committed to women’s health, offering a product that has even more of the calcium women need for strong, healthy bodies. Grab a free cup while supplies last during the Million Cup Giveaway on Yoplait on Facebook!

Try the newest flavor from Yoplait Fiber One – Yoplait Fiber One’s new Blueberry flavor yogurt is packed with filling fiber, calcium, vitamins A and D, real fruit and the great taste of blueberries. With only 50 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat, this deliciously creamy yogurt won’t break your calorie bank.

Stress less over snack time with Yoplait Kids yogurt – With a wholesome and fun snack like Yoplait Kids yogurt in the fridge, you can feel good about what your children are eating at snack time. Yoplait Kids provides an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and has 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt**. With yummy flavors, and favorite friends like Dora and Lightning McQueen on the packages, Yoplait Kids is a hit with moms and children alike.

End the day with a Delight Parfait from Yoplait – Even with two luscious layers providing a double shot of rich and creamy yogurt, these 100 calorie indulgences from Yoplait contain only 1.5 grams of fat per serving. Now available in two new flavors, Chocolate Éclair and Cherry Cheesecake, you can enjoy a dessert that’s 100 percent guilt-free.

*Leading yogurt has less than 25% Daily Value calcium per 6 oz.

**Yoplait kids has 9 grams of sugar per 3oz. the leading kids' yogurt has 13 grams of sugar per 3oz.

“Like” Yoplait on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and great opportunities to save on your favorite products from Yoplait yogurt.***
***Coupon offers for Yoplait yogurt are not valid in all states.

post signature

The winner is....

((sorry about the delay...been working on stock analysis paper that's due today UGH))

With 38 valid entries.....the winner is

Memaw said... 14

I receive your email for this blog at

March 14, 2011 4:11 PM

I'll be sending an email and you'll have 48 hours to confirm your win!


post signature

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I bought wayyyyyyy too many cat food coupons, so you get some too GIVEAWAY

I bought way too many of these, so you get some too!
Real quick giveaway!

5 people will win (5) $1 off coupons for 1 bag of Purina cat or kitten chow(see pic above)
Coupons expire 4/10

Easey Peasy, the first 5 people to leave their kitty's name(s) and email address will get a 5 pack of coupons!

Winners will be emailed by me, to confirm the win and ask for mailing address, coupons will be mailed by me via snail mail!

post signature

Friday, March 11, 2011

Yoplait Original MyBlogSpark Review and Giveaway!

Disclosure:  My prize pack, information and the prize package for giveaway were all provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark 

 I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEE Dairy foods rich in calcium, cheese, milk, you name it I like it, unfortunately not everyone likes dairy or can't really eat dairy, and as a woman it's important to get calcium in your diet!

Luckily, Yoplait is committed to making it easier for women to add more calcium to their diet every day with the newly reformulated Yoplait Original style yogurt.

Now with two times the amount of calcium of the leading yogurt, that’s 50 percent of the Daily Value in one convenient 6-ounce cup, Yoplait Original yogurt provides women with an easy and delicious way to get the calcium they need. Yoplait Original also contains 50 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin D, which helps with the absorption of calcium. Yoplait is committed to women’s health and is proud to offer a product that has even more of the calcium and vitamin D they need for strong, healthy bodies.

In an effort to further educate women about the importance of maintaining strong, healthy bones through an active lifestyle and a diet rich in calcium, Yoplait is partnering with TV host and celebrity mom Nancy O’Dell on a one million cup giveaway of Yoplait Original yogurt, beginning December 13th. Visit Yoplait on Facebook to sign up for your free cup and make a personal commitment to meeting your calcium needs each day. While you’re there, take a moment to enjoy daily calcium tips from Registered Dietitian Katherine Brooking and healthy lifestyle advice from Nancy O’Dell.

Yoplait Original Style yogurt is available in 4-cup packs and easy-to-store 8-cup fridge packs in 23 delicious flavors including Strawberry, French Vanilla, Harvest Peach, and Blackberry Pomegranate.

I'm old school and LOVE the original vanilla flavor....but the blackberry or peach run close seconds!

Visit  Yoplait on Facebook to “Like” the brand, and get your free cup of Yoplait Original yogurt by pledging your commitment to consuming more of the calcium you need. Also, be sure to Follow Yoplait on Twitter to keep up with the latest news from Yoplait.

*This coupon offer for Yoplait yogurt is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and Tennessee.

Giveaway details!

To Enter : Tell me what are your challenges to getting enough calcium in your diet?

~The Prize~

Yoplait Original yogurt gift pack includes a *VIP Coupon for a free sample of Yoplait Original yogurt, as well as a duffel bag, speed rope, water bottle and sport towel. We will also provide an additional prize pack to offer as a giveaway to one of your readers.

To qualify for your first entry (and any extra entries) you MUST first tell what are the challenges to getting enough calcium in your diet?

For extra entries you can:
each one equals one extra entry unless otherwise marked

  • Friend me on Google Connect on this blog 

  • Subscribe to this Blog on RSS or Email

  • Tweet about this Giveaway, YOU MUST include a link to this post and the hashtag #myblogspark (each tweet = 1 entry, can tweet up to twice a day)

  • Share this giveaway on your blog, or facebook page and include a link to this page, then come back here tell me which you did and share the link

THAT'S 10 Different ways for you to enter! Just make sure to do the Mandatory entry first!
AND be sure to submit a new entry for every method you use!
Also remember to include your Twitter username when submitting a Twitter Follow Entry!

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Yoplait for providing the materials for this giveaway!

Open to US residents only please  Please No PO Box addresses. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm CST Sunday March 20th. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator Monday March 21st and announced that same day before noon CST. The winner will be notified by email and required to claim the win within 48 hours. Name, address, and phone number will be required to pass on to MyBlogSpark to get the prize to you.

post signature

Thursday, March 10, 2011 Do Something Award

To celebrate young people who are making a difference, since 1996, has honored the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under*. Do Something Award nominees and winners represent the pivotal "do-ers" in their field, cause, or issue. In 2011 the five nominees will be rewarded with a community grant, media coverage and continued support from The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live broadcast.

The application deadline for the DoSomething awards is March 15th, 2011 5pm EST.

The Award**:
5 Nominees: Each nominee will receive a $10,000 community grant.
1 Grand Prize Winner: One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100,000 community grant.

· Applicants must be 25 or younger (born on or after 9/1/85) and be a US or Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
· **The Do Something Award community grant money is paid directly to the nominee's organization or the not-for-profit of the nominee’s choice. All winners have the option of receiving $5,000 of the total money awarded in the form of an educational scholarship.

For more information, please visit

post signature