Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Frugal Map Grand Opening

Frugal blogging has become very popular and there are many women who save a boatload of money by following tips and coupon deals from these blogs. The thing is, most frugal bloggers only blog about their own areas, so if you're interested in a frugal blog, you need to find one in your neck of the woods.

"The Frugal Map was created* to help readers find their perfect blog match. Whether the perfect blog match is by category, store, location, there is a blog out there for your particular style.
The Frugal Map has some unique features:
  • Frugal Map Function: Allows users to find a blogger near their location in an interactive map format.
  • Search Function: Allows users to search multiple blogs across the Frugal Map Network.
  • Hottest Deal RSS Feed: Gives users the most recent hot deals from the bloggers in the Frugal Map Network.
  • Specific Store Landing Pages: Allows users a one stop resource for store deals including blogger store deal links, resources, and FAQ for the particular store.
  • Specific Blogger Landing Pages: Allows users to read more about their favorite blogs and connect with them via Twitter, Facebook, RSS, and specific store deal links""
To find out more about the features of the Frugal map, click the Frugal Map button on my side bar. It will be there for awhile!

To enter the contest:  Go to Bargain Briana and see what great prizes there are!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cinnamon Lotion & Massage Oil Giveaway - Ends 2/5/10 - CLOSED!

Start the mood out right! Valentines Day is coming and if you have a honey to share this with, it would be a really nice treat.  Sun Valley Cinnamon Moisturizing Lotion and Sun Valley Cinnamon Massage Oil in a gift bag!  From my favorite Consumer Direct Marketing Company!

Mandatory entry - visit: my biz website and tell me something that you found out.

Extra entries:
  • Follow me @Melahelen on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Tweet this giveaway (1 twitter/day)
  • Follow my blog (1 entry)
  • Blog about my giveaway with a link back to this giveaway (3 entries)
  • Add me to your Blog Roll! (1 entry)
Each entry should be entered separately,with a separate comment, with your e-mail address!  Sorry, US residents only, please!
This giveaway will be closed @ 10:00 pm MST, 2/10/10.  Winner will be picked at random with a drawing. (Probably out of a hat or something!)

Affordable Scarf Giveaway - ends 1/25/10

If you like scarves, this is the site for you....Affordable Scarves.  This is a site that could make you go crazy trying to keep your selection down to just a couple.  It's amazing!  However, I always say it's nice to win one.  That's why you enter this giveaway at Mom's Focus On Cyber World.

Silver Sundial Necklace Giveaway - ends 1/31/10

 This necklace is beautiful and worth over $100 ($120 retail).  Visit Audrey's Giveaways for more details!

Silver Jeans Giveaway - Ends 1/30/10

This is the newest giveaway at Feisty, Frugal, and Fabulous and it is a good one, if you like great jeans.  Evidently, Tenille, the blogger at FF&F has worn these jeans for "years and years" and apparently nothing else compares to them in terms of style, quality, and durability.  So, I may just have to check these babies out, win or not! 

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Those Flirty Aprons - Gotta Have One - Ends 2/1/10

Flirty Aprons is doing another giveaway and this time it's being done by TwoOfAKindWorkingOnAFullHouse.  As I said once before, these are must have!  I took a look at the men's aprons and they are a hoot.  Check this one out:

The Brag Company Giveaway - Ends 1/28/10

Never have crushed, dented or creased bras again when you travel.  Carry them in style with a bra bag.  One lucky winner will get a bra bag and the newly developed panty bag. Essentials you never knew were essential until now! Get them at The Brag Company or win them at Theta Mom.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I Am At A Loss...

Here I have just started in the world of social blogging.  I love all the Mom's and women who are writing up a storm and have such  a beautiful way of expressing themselves and giving us, as women, such a universal and powerful voice.  The way companies market their products will be changed forever. Why pay a PR firm, when a company can get it out better and faster via "word of mouth" advertising in the form of reviews and giveaways?  Awesome!  I think some of us (c'est moi) just do it because it's fun and addictive.

Well, one of the foremost blog sisters out there, Karissa, of PrissyGreen, took her life very unexpectedly this past weekend.  It has really shaken the blogosphere to the core.  I can see why.  She was the very epitome of success in this genre.  Her site was going great and growing by leaps and bounds.  She did much to progress this type of blogging.  I personally never even visited her site, but there sure were a lot that did and were dedicated followers.  She was just 31 years old, beautiful, in a loving relationship, had a loving family and had everything ahead of her.  But apparently not everything--at least to her.  It's just so sad.  It raises several painful questions:  1)  Can you ever be sure of someone else's inner state of mind?   2)   What is true happiness?  Is there such a thing?  3) Is blogging an addiction?  If so, I could be in trouble.  I'm really not trying to be facetious here.  I'm taking this as a word of warning to myself.  I need to get out more, no matter how much I have decided that blogging is my new love.

If there is anyone out there reading this humble post, please know that I also am deeply saddened and sobered by the passing of Karissa.  I've read through many of the tributes to her and was particularly touched by this one.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Spider Lily Giveaway - Ends 1/15/10

A New Beginning bulb giveaway

This is a cute giveaway for someone who loves flowers and wants some bulbs to get started. Go to this blog site and get the details.

Monday, January 4, 2010

La Mode Giveaway - Ends 1/17/10

La Mode is a personal shopping/special occasions/gift services site.  This gal truly knows her fashion and will help others find their own personal style sense.  This is a giveaway where one winner can go through a pre-selected list of 20 items and choose one gift.  These gifts are all under $100, but they are all really fun and tasteful.  I'd love getting any one of these as a gift.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Stuck On You! Ends 1/16/10

Stuck On You USA is an actual site that specializes in labels of all kinds.  They are really cute, very durable and will organize your life if nothing else could.  They have personalized stickers, clothing labels, personalized journals, bag tags, mini tags, personalized notepads, call me cards, and, well, you get the picture. Go to MNMSpecial Giveaways and take a look.  Ends 1/16/10.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Journaling Is Good For The Soul Giveaway!

Go to http://www.middayescapades.com/2009/12/journaling-is-good-for-soul-giveaway.html for a great giveaway! If you can't tell, I really love this site for the great giveaways and the blog that accompanies it. Good job!

I think winning a pink leather embossed journal would be pretty nice!

Monday, December 28, 2009

What's Cooking At DD Giveaway

I love giveaway's and this is the best site for fun and useful giveaways. Today's giveaway is with Shirley J Universal Sauces. Go to http://whatscookingatdd.com/ to find out more!

"One of the big challenges I’ve had when it comes to cooking is making sure I have all of the ingredients on hand. I’ve accumulated a large stockpile of spices that have to run to the store to buy for a recipe, and then have been sitting on the shelf for longer than I’d like to admit since I haven’t needed to again. Wouldn’t it be great and convenient if there was an ingredient that you could use to make many dishes? Some thing like salt – which pretty much goes into everything – but more than just a seasoning. Well, there is such a thing, and it’s called (drum roll please) Shirley J’s Universal Sauce..."

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Another Giveaway At What's Cooking At DD's

"When it comes to at-home spa treatments, Epsom salt is as close to a wonder product as I can think of. The first thing I had to do once I got my sample of Epsom salt was to better understand how it’s different from regular salt. Epsom salt is actually an entirely different mineral than regular salt – it’s magnesium sulfate. Where as regular salt (sodium chloride) is use for cooking, Epsom salt has many other uses in agriculture, health, and beauty care.

To learn more about Epsom salt, I visited the Epsom Salt Council’s website – www.epsomsaltcouncil.org. On the site, they have tons of information about Epsom salt and its many uses. One thing that I thought was particularly interesting was from their FAQ’s page:

Why is Epsom Salt called Epsom Salt?
One of the earliest discoveries of magnesium sulfate, the scientific name of Epsom Salt, occurred back in Shakespeare’s day in Epsom, England, which explains the first half of the name. The term “salt” probably refers to the specific chemical structure of the compound, although many people mistakenly assume it refers to the crystalline structure of Epsom Salt, which has an appearance similar to that of table salt. (Table salt, of course, consists of sodium chloride, so it’s an entirely different substance than magnesium sulfate.)"

Check out http://whatscookingatdd.com/ for more info on Epsom Salt and a giveaway!