Saturday, July 31, 2010

We have a winner for the Rock N Learn Giveaway!

Blogger Congrats to you Lianne! Ill send you a message via facebook!
 
#16

Lianne said...
2. I follow via networked blogs
l(dot)benedict(at)att(dot)net

July 26, 2010 3:27 PM

 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wordpress is awesome!

Makes entering Giveaways so much easier, now I just have to figure out how to use it???? LOL

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happily Domestic: Joy's of Home -Bosch UniversalPlus Mixer Review & Giveaway!

Well if this isnt the Caddy of all reviews & Giveaways! You all have to head on over to Happily Domestic's blog and check out the radiant review she wrote about Kitchen Specialties & Granary! Take a look at this Mixer, isnt it a beauty! You too can enter for many chances to win this fantabulous addition to your kitchen!

 I earned 5 entries, just by coming here to tell all of you all about this, it is easy, so stop by , and check it out, not only is this a great giveaway but, Happily Domestic has a really great Blog too!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The lucky reader selected to win something from Hearthsong is.......

Brooke!
Ok sorry about that everyone,Im a little behind... I havent been feeling so good, but our lucky winner was comment #9 Brook!
Brooke said...

I followed your networked blog on facebook!

bpalmer0099@comcast.net


Congrats Brooke, Ill email you with the details! Please be sure to come back when your goodies arrive and let us know what you picked, and how your family is enjoying it!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer 2010 Collage

Random pics from the summ-ahhh!

Review & Giveaway -Rock N Learn

Yay for educational DVDs! I am so excited to introduce you to Rock 'N Learn. This great company combines catchy songs and fun animation with educational content.Once again a Mother's dream when you can mesh fun, and educational in the same batch and achieve success!

I was sent Nursery Rhymes from the Preschool & Kindergarten collection, Money Making & Change from the Math collection, and my personal favorite...The Human Body, from the Science and Social Studies collection.

(This picture cracks me up! Try getting all 4 kids to look at the camera and smile at the same time, what a challenge!)

 Brianna my 20 month old LOVED the Rock N Learn Nursery Rhymes DVD, she was dancing around and singing the entire time it was on, it totally kept her attention!
These nursery rhymes programs put a new spin on the classics to make favorite rhymes come alive. Brother and Sister Goose join Mother Goose to present 43 rhymes using upbeat, pop-style music sung to traditional and new melodies. The playful geese lead kids through each rhyme, teaching them about being safe, using manners, and accepting responsibility.


Avery my 7 year old was digging the Money Making & Change video, and I thought it was cute too, the main characters in that one were "Penny" & "Bill", I didn't mind watching this DVD with the kids at all, I thought it was well put together and smart! I liked reviewing this video especially because our family likes to go to yard sales, and the kids have an assortment of their own money they use for this. It is a great way to practice, and the video reinforced real world situations. Penny and Bill know how to shake things up when it comes to counting money and making change. Cool songs and games provide plenty of practice with real-world skills. Learn about coins and how they relate to one another, strategies for counting cash, "skip counting," expressing money in written terms, how to make change, and more. You’ll have lots of fun as you gain valuable skills you can bank on.


 My favorite DVD, and it may be because I love Science, was the Human Body DVD, I sat there and watched that one all the way through with the kids, and never got bored. I think it is good for kids to know how their bodies work, as I think it helps them to be more conscientious and proactive about their health!
My 3 older kids ages 13, 11, & 7 were more interested in this one, they commented throughout the DVD on different things, and this video provoked discussion about our hearts, exercising, what happens to our food / the digestive tract, etc. So I have to say we  all really enjoyed this DVD!
This entertaining approach to the human body engages young, inquisitive learners, while the depth of material gets older students ready for tests. Join Kevin and his friends Marko and Bailey for an enlightening adventure to explore the skeletal, nervous, muscular, circulatory, urinary, respiratory, and digestive systems along with the five senses. Clear explanations, beautiful science models, and amusing animations make this DVD perfect for the classroom and home. Meets the National Science Education Standards.

I would  really love to review more of these, especially in the Math & Science categories, because sometimes those are the subject the kids hem and haw about most.  Rock N Learn  totally puts an interesting spin on the subjects to keep kids engaged, so even while they are there being occupied. entertained, and rocking out ♫ they are learning! Once again, as a Mother could you really ask for more!?

So  check out Rock N Learns fine collection of educational & Fun Videos by clicking on this link : RocknLearn!

Rock N Learn was generous enough to send me the three above mentioned videos, to review, and they also agreed to let one lucky reader of my blog  win a Rock N Learn video of their own! That's not all though, Rock N Learn has provided me with a code that enables you to get 25% off your order! 
25% off Code = JQ7711 ( for U.S. Residents only)


If you are not familiar with how to enter in the giveaways, then please go here: HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAYS, and read the blog explaining how to enter, also see the comments in that blog because it shows you exactly what you need to do!

*Mandatory Entry*
Head on over to Rock N Learn  
Take a look around and come back here and leave me a comment on which Rock N Learn DVD you would love to have!

Additonal Entries :

1.) Go to  Rock N Learn On Facebook and like them, tell them
http://michiganmommyx4.blogspot.com/ sent you and let them know which of their products you like the best!

2.)Grab my button (you can find it on my blog page to your right (WATERMELON) and add it too your blog. (1 entry)

3.)Follow my blog via networked blogs  (look to the right and click on the follow me tab) (1 entry)

4.)Blog about my giveaway on your blog, including a link back to my blog so others can sign up too! (5 entries)

5.)Post a message to your facebook page, with a link back to this review/ giveaway so your friends have a chance to get in on this great giveaway too! Ex. Check it out, I am entered to win a Rock N Learn Video via  A little bit of this, and a little bit of that... blog, you can enter to win too by following this link:
http://michiganmommyx4.blogspot.com/  (5 entries)

SO ALL TOGETHER YOU CAN HAVE UP TO 14 ENTRIES FOR THIS ONE!

I will pick the winner via random.org, on July 31st!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Review & Giveaway -Hearthsong...Toys you will feel good about giving

 I  wanted to tell you all about a cool company called Hearthsong. I contacted them because they had so many awesome toys that encouraged imagination, creativity, and physical activity, a mothers dream! I asked them If I could review one of their products, and they graciously agreed to send me something I would like (AWESOME!) here comes the hard part. I had to pick 1 thing I would like to review. There was so much cool stuff, it was a hard choice, but I finally decided on The Tether Ball Game. Remember Tether ball from when we were kids, well let me tell you it isn't a toy of the past, it is alive and well, and still as much fun as it used to be!
 TETHER BALL GAME - originally we thought this would be a great thing for all the kids to be able to play with (we have 4 kids ranging in ages from 2-13 and tons of family), but we soon realized, not only do the kids love it, us adults were out there playing too. At a family BBQ we actually had a Tether ball tournament. Talk about a blast from us parents past, and also something kids still find cool, and fun today!

Set up was super easy, as a matter of fact the kids pumped up the ball as Daddy cemented the tether ball set into the ground. This keeps my kids, and their friends busy, their friends love it, because none of them have one!
You can check out other Hearthsong toys by clicking on this link Hearthsong...Toys you will feel good about giving!

Hearthsong, has a ton more stuff I cant wait to get for the kids, their products, are original, durable, and fun for everyone as well as affordable! I already started my Christmas list! You can see from their list of great products, that they arent just a run of the mill company, a lot of time and thought goes into their products! They are constantly having sales, and sending me updates on all the new things they are introducing to their line.
Some of the other things on MY list are :
SeaScope
Play & Freeze Ice Cream maker
The natural canvas kid teepee
The playful chef cookbook

So are you guys ready for another awesome thing about Hearthsong, they agreed to let me do a giveaway on my blog, so my readers can enter to win one cool product of their choice!
So here is what you need to do to earn chances to win! Follow the instructions carefully, and if you arent sure how to do it, you can click on How to enter giveaways! that will show you ( be sure to scroll down and see the comment section! Be sure to leave your email in each comment janedoe(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Leave me a comment (under Post Comment, on particular giveaway of blog entry you are entering) for each entry.

Mandatory - Go to www.hearthsong.com and pick one favorite thing, come back and leave me a comment telling me why you like it!
Additional entries:
Go to Facebook and "like" Hearthsong Company. Leave a message saying A little bit of this, and a little bit of that...(http://michiganmommyx4.blogspot.com/) sent me, I like  _______ ( 1 additional entry)

Grab my button (you can find it on my blog page to your right (WATERMELON) and add it too your blog. (1 entry)

Follow my blog via networked blogs  (look to the right and click on the follow me tab) (1 entry)

Blog about my giveaway on your blog, including a link back to my blog so others can sign up too! (1 entry)

Post a message to your facebook page, with a link back to this review/ giveaway so your friends have a chance to get in on this great giveaway too! Ex. Check it out, I am entered to win a free pair of Alegria shoes via  A little bit of this, and a little bit of that... blog, you can enter to win too by following this link:
http://michiganmommyx4.blogspot.com/  (1 entry)

The drawing will be July 25th  - You have a chance to earn 6 entries ( all need to be posted in the comment section) Good luck & Have fun looking through all Hearthsong's great stuff!

The winner of a brand new pair of Alegria shoes is......

I used random.org to generate the winning number.

#7 Shelley!

Blogger Shelley said...

5. I blogged about this at http://mylifeadventurebyme.blogspot.com/.
shelley(dot)haskell(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shelley you have 48 hours to email me (kellypauley@yahoo.com):
A.) Which pair of shoes you would like
B.) Your size
C.) Your mailing address

Thanks for entering, and please remember to check back for other giveaways!

Have a great day, Kelly ♥

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How to enter in Giveaway's

Ok I know this is new to some of you following me so Im going to just give you a quick run down / explanation of how you should submit your entries for the giveaway. I know it is confusing at first, trust me I am fairly new to all this too, and when I fisrt started entering my friends blog giveaways, I was SO confuse. LOL
So hopefully this helps a little bit. I should have explained it better, sorry about that.

So you will have to leave me a comment (under Post Comment, on particular giveaway of blog entry you are entering) for each entry.

An example would be as follows. (see separate posts attached to this blog entry)


 I went to Alegria's website and I chose the Milano croco black sandal as my favorite pair of Alegria shoes!
Jane (at) yahoo (dot) com


Monday, July 12, 2010

Review & Giveaway! - Alegria Shoes


ALEGRIA™ means HAPPINESS.. it is also a new line of fun footwear created by California based company PG Lite.
Alegria is developed with technical features that promote health and wellness. Its simple slip on ergonomic construction suits the relaxed California lifestyle. A heavenly padded footbed really feels like you are walking on clouds. Made with leather in a variety of bright, up-beat collectable designs, Alegria adds color therapy to your day and its rocker bottom adds spring to your step. Being comfortable in your own shoes never felt like this before.





So I received a pairs of these unique, cute, and SUPER COMFY kicks from Alegria by PG Lite. I couldn't wait to get them on my feet, so I of course immediately put them on, and didn't take them off until I went to bed!  You know how when you get new shoes they aren't usually very comfortable, and you have to break them in. Well as soon as I tried the shoes on I new it wouldn't take long for me to break them in, because they were already comfortable. The thing I liked best  was the amazing arch support I felt when I put them on, and throughout the day. I also think they have a unique design, and I love the butterfly emblem on the shoe. 
I would give these shoes a very high rating, they are quality made, and look quite durable, comfortable, and cute. I initially thought they were a little pricey at $119.00 but upon researching good quality nursing shoes, I quickly learned that you get what you pay for, and when you are going to be on your feet for 12 hours a day then you want to make sure you are wearing the right shoes! Also if you have a wider foot like me you may want to get the slip-on's, I have to wear a very thin sock with mine so my foot fits, because of my big ole Flintstone feet LOL

 I am a nursing student right now, and after my clinical time at the hospital, my dogs are barkin!  I am realizing now the importance of a good quality pair of comfortable shoes! Alegria offers many different types of shoes both professional, and also just cute fun shoes for everyday wear. There are clogs, boots, & sandals! You can check out all their cute shoes here:  Alegria Shoes 

I cant wait to spread the word to my fellow nursing students, and the nurses we work with at the hospital about how awesome Alegria shoes are!

Right now  Alegria is having a Girlfriends getaway contest
Briefly describe your favorite Alegria moment or a fun adventure you
have had wearing Alegria's. You could be playing with the kids,
walking your dog, heading into the office, at work or on vacation.

Haven't got a pair of Alegria's of your own yet ...... Well you can enter for a chance to win some right here on my blog!

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You will have to do a couple things in order to earn entries.
LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS (here on my blog) FOR EACH ENTRY AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORM - Jane (at) yahoo (dot) com
Mandatory - Go to Alegria Shoes  and take a look around, come back here and leave me a comment on which pair of shoes you like the best, I know it is hard to pick just one, so you can tell me  your top 2 favorites! (Mandatory entry)

Additional entries:
Go to Facebook and "like" Alegria Nation  and leave a message saying A little bit of this, and a little bit of that...(http://michiganmommyx4.blogspot.com/) sent me, my favorite pair of Alegria shoes are _______ ( 1 additional entry)

Grab my button (you can find it on my blog page to your right (WATERMELON) and add it too your blog. (1 entry)

Follow my blog via networked blogs  (look to the right and click on the follow me tab) (1 entry)

Blog about my giveaway on your blog, including a link back to my blog so others can sign up too! (1 entry)

Post a message to your facebook page, with a link back to this review/ giveaway so your friends have a chance to get in on this great giveaway too! Ex. Check it out, I am entered to win a free pair of Alegria shoes via  A little bit of this, and a little bit of that... blog, you can enter to win too by following this link:
http://michiganmommyx4.blogspot.com/  (1 entry)


Drawing will be held on July 18th, and I will use Random.org to pick the lucky winner!


I AM EXPRESSING MY HONEST OPINION, I RECEIVED A Pair of  Debra  Professional White Leather Nursing Shoes AT NO COST TO ME FOR REVIEW PURPOSES, AND I HAVE NOT BEEN COMPENSATED MONETARILY FOR THIS POST.