Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snow Day

Thanks for this post from Sylvester Campbell

This morning, I woke up and there was a ton of snow outside. I have lived out West before and know how to deal with the snow, but there was so much this morning and no one was stirring. The roads hadn’t been scraped and everything looked like a winter wonderland. New England is usually really prepared for the snow, and I had heard something on the news about there being a storm. I just never expected to log onto wireless internet New Brunswick and visit my school’s website and see that classes had been cancelled. I haven’t seen a snow day since I was a kid. When I was a kid I used to hope and pray that school would be cancelled because of a snow storm. Now, as an adult and teacher, I usually assume that we are going to have classes. That means I still have to prepare lessons and grade papers as if we were going to have to go into work the next day. The snow day was actually really nice and relaxing. It was a good surprise. I will just have to be careful not to get my hopes up for another when the next storm rolls through New England.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Simply Eden Bath & Body Christmas #Giveaway #Rafflecopter

 When I am looking for a great gift, I look for something that won't end up in the re-gift pile the week after I give it to someone.  And for that to happen, the gift needs to be unique, useful and beautiful. This year, I think I've found that in Simply Eden Bath & Body!  Simply Eden is a Bath & Body Delight!  It is for the discerning soap connoisseur and for the budget-conscious luxury lover.  It is for those with the most sensitive skin and for those who simply love sumptuous suds.   And that is why it is such a great fit for many people.  I'd tell you all about the benefits of goat milk soap but I think Athena does it best on her site.  I WILL tell you, however, that I now know a bit of the history of soap that I didn't know before.  It is quite fascinating. 

I counted no less than 37 different fragrances of soap in the soap section!  The names intrigue my scent imagination--Apples & Oak, Mistletoe & Ivy, Orchid Rain, Cucumber Melon, Georgia Peach or Spiced Rum!  And the soap is so beautiful!  It is swirled with colors that match the particular scent! 

I was also able to try the Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter, the Simply Radiant Face Cream, the Holy Goat Soap (with Frankincense and Myrrh)  and the Hair Sculpting Wax.  I was so impressed and wowed with each of these exceptional products.  So much so, that I made another order for Christmas for my 2 sisters and 2 nieces!  I know they will definitely love the body butter!  It definitely won't be going in the re-gift pile! 
Simply Eden and A GAL NEEDS... are teaming up to bring you a great giveaway, either for yourself or a fabulous Christmas gift for someone you love!
One reader will receive their choice of  2 soaps, a body butter and lotion!  (ARV $40)  You can enter to win in the Rafflecopter form below!  

Congratulations to the winner - entrant #42, Kasee Johnson!  

Friday, November 25, 2011

#Win Gourmet Gift Baskets Christmas Classic Gift Basket! #Giveaway

 I love Gourmet Gift Baskets because it makes it so easy to convey a special message to someone special!  Last March I got to take the Snack Classic Gift Basket ($59.99) to school and had my class rate it.  You just know they loved sampling all the yummies in it.  It got a thumbs up! 
Some others I'd love to try are:

Soups and Crocks Gift Basket $79.99
The Holiday Sweets & Treats Gift Basket $49.99
Day In Paris Gift Basket $99.99
Chocolate Gift Basket Premium $99.99  Sweet Decadence!
But enough day dreaming and on to business! A lucky winner will receive a Christmas Gift Basket Classic ($59.99)!  It has some great food in it, like Almond Pecan-dy Crunch by Morley Candy Makers (so good, I've tasted it!), Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies by J & M Foods and Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion Peanut Company!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Chevy Impala

 Do you have a fond memory of a particular car your parents had when you were a kid?  I sure do!  It was a   baby blue 1956 Cadillac.  Now, one of these cars in good shape is worth a lot!  Back then, for me, it was just embarrassing.  I didn't like being seen in a baby blue car. I remember actually ducking my head if I saw someone I knew.  But my Dad loved it so much!  He drove it until it finally died.  I was so glad to not have to be riding in it anymore.  But now, I wish I could find another one and just give it to my Dad.  I know he would act like the guy in this video did! 


BTW, no one asked me to post this video featuring a Chevrolet car. I received no compensation of any kind for posting this.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Cash Bash! $100 PayPal Cash

Welcome to the Holiday Cash Bash!  It's sponsored by  Chicn Savvy Reviews et al and will run until November 30th!  Thanks to 10 bloggers, they are excited to offer a lucky winner $100 to their Paypal Account!  Enter here and have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Thanks to all of the blogs that participated and helped contribute to this great holiday giveaway!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Black Friday Cash Giveaway

This Giveaway organized and brought to you by A Well Being and The Busy Woman’s Guide to Surviving Motherhood

Need a Little Extra Spending Money this Holiday Season – How about a LOT? Enter to win $500 Cash (via PayPal). Several Bloggers and Businesses have joined together to make your Black Friday the best yet!

Using the Rafflecopter below – all you have to do is “Like”, Follow, Subscribe and/or tweet as directed. You can do all or just some of the entries. Please note that all entries are subject to verification and must be complete (this especially applies to email subscription – you must confirm your subscription for it to count).

The $500 Black Friday Cash Giveaway starts on Monday November 14th, 2011 12:01AM EST and ends on Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 11:59AM EST

Here is a list of all Participating Blogs and Businesses:

The Busy Woman’s Guide to Surviving Motherhood
A Well Being
It Works - Jessica Pena
Thrifty Divas
Multitasking – All Day, Everyday…
Sapphire Says It All
Mamalou’s Gems
Sprinkle Me Pink
Indiana Coupon Savers
Debs Dealz
Spilled Milkshake
Learn How to Crochet
Learn How to Make Bows
Debras Dollars
Music and Mommies
Pink Dandy Chatter
A Traveling Thought
Sweet Peas & Buddies
Newly Wed, Newly Bred
It Works! - Desirea Garcia
Burning Moon

Best of Luck! Open Internationally – all you need is a PayPal ID to receive payment!

Day #3 - 12 Days of Shabby Apple Discounts

The beautiful Shabby Apple dress that is featured today for the 12 days of Shabby Apple discounts is a throwback to the roaring twenties.    This fully-lined cotton sateen skirt sports tier after tier of flapper fringe that shifts and swings as you saunter your way through the streets (of old Paris?) in search of the next great dinner party. Cut in a classic pencil shape and falling just to the knee, it is a seasonless surprise at any special event.  It's the Tambourin #18 Silver Fringe Skirt and the code to be entered at checkout is Day3.  Normally priced at $78.00, the code will get you 25% off - today only.  So if you love, love this skirt, now is the time to get it!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

12 Days of Shabby Apple Discount Codes!

Shabby Apple is doing 12 days of deep discounts - one dress for each day!  I missed telling you about Day 1, which was yesterday, but today, Day #2, is a gorgeous dress!  It is the French Quarter Dress and you get 25% off today only if you use 'Day2' as the code!  So check out Shabby Apple and the rest of their beautiful dresses.  If you absolutely love the French Quarter Dress, today would be the day to get it! It's in the All That Jazz section, normally selling for $96!  Check back tomorrow for the dress of the day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Toast To 2012 Giveaway Hop

First it was blog hops, blog memes, then it was Follow Fridays and now the latest blog fun and building tool for you is the group giveaway with huge prizes at stake!  I'm afraid I have caught the bug and find myself entering and/or participating in at least 1 every month or so!  One that just came to my attention is Toast To 2012, brought to us by Just Married With Coupons & Sweep Tight!  This will be occurring January 10th - 17th!  If you are a blogger, visit one of the blogs mentioned and sign up. You can either write your own original post or you can sign up for $5.00! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Carnival Event!

It is a perfect time to find what gifts you would like to give to your mother. Makobi Scribe is proud to present Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Carnival Event from May 10 12:01 PM EST to May 18  at 12:01 PM EST and is accepting signups now.

mothers day gifts

These events are huge for bloggers because of the traffic that flows to their sites.  This is a great chance to have enough time to get some great sponsors to participate! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ugly Trailer Antiques {Giveaway}

Sometimes the most interesting things are found in the most remote spots!  Case in point, Ugly Trailor Antiques in Hurricane, UT!  I've heard a lot about this little spot in the Southern Utah desert town and evidently it is quite the tourist attraction, let alone place to get great memorabilia from many different eras.  Fred and Sue Thomas have put their talents together to create this unique little place that oozes hospitality, charm and fun!  It is a very easy stop to make if you are on your way to or from Zion's, Bryce, or even Grand Canyon National Parks.  Also, St. George, UT is about 20 miles from Hurricane.

It's rather hard to miss the company's trademark "ugly trailor",  parked in the front of the store.  The location itself has a lot of history behind it.  It was the Hurricane Jail for 50 years, from 1920 to 1970 and the restroom is a converted jail cell along with an iron bar door.  

The whole antique store boasts 22,000 square feet.  Besides finding their own pieces, the owners also do consignment and as a result, have almost everything you can imagine.  Plus, the prices are extremely reasonable!

 "if you like to walk down memory
lane, this is the place to do it"

"It was so much fun!  Like visiting
your grandparents home!"

 The different rooms are themed and so, if you come knowing what you'd like to find, chances are you'll definitely find it!  The holidays
are especially busy for Ugly Trailor Antiques because
many people want to find the perfect unique gift for
the discerning antiquer in their life.  They have 30-day layaway to make it easy!

 Fred and Sue Thomas, owners of Ugly Trailor Antiques would be pleased to give one lucky reader a $20 store credit for any item of their choosing!  To enter, please complete the mandatory entry and any other extra entries you'd like to do, maximizing your chances of winning!  Please comment on each entry you completed.  One comment is equal to one entry. 

Mandatory:  Tell me what kinds of memorabilia would be fun to collect?

  • Tweet this - #Giveaway-Near St. George, #Utah? Stop by Ugly Trailor Antiques in Hurricane! 22,000 sq ft of pure nostalgia!  #Win $20 to shop! @melahelen  (Can do this daily for an extra entry daily!  Leave the tweet link each time!)
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  • (+5 entries) Spread the word through posting on a linky, Facebook, your blog, Stumble or any other form of publicity you can think of!  Just leave me the link where you did it!
  • Follow my Giveaway Listings Blog!
Giveaway will end on November 27th.  Must be 18 years of age or older.  Open to U.S.  Winner will be selected through random number generator and notified by e-mail.  Please respond within 72 hours.  I received no form of compensation whatsoever.  I have not yet been to this location, although I intend to go soon!  Thank you for partiicpating!