February 27, 2013

Kickin The Winter Blues $1000 Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the Kickin The Winter Blues Gift Card Giveaway

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I love using coupons and trying to get the best deal.  Every Sunday when my dad brought home the paper, he would give me all the coupon inserts and I would cut them out for my mom.

With today's technology, you can go online and find a coupon for just about anything.

I started doing more online shopping this past year because of all the great discounts I was seeing others receive from printing coupon and using online codes.

I find some great savings and specials on Facebook.  Most brands have a fan page and many offer coupons and discounts on a regular basis.

For example, Old Navy has a weekly printable in store coupon.  Every Monday morning I print one for a freebie at Stripes (our main convenient store in Texas).  

Hunting down all these coupons and sifting through them to find the best deal can sometimes be a little overwhelming.  Make it easier on yourself by heading over to our sponsor's website to get the best updated coupons and start saving some money.

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About the Giveaway:

We are super excited to bring FIVE lucky people the chance to win some serious cash! The 1st prize winner will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card! How exciting is that! Check out how the break down will work.
  • 1st Prize: $500 Gift Card
  • 2nd Prize $200 Gift Card
  • 3rd Prize $150 Gift Card
  • 4th Prize: $100 Gift Card
  • 5th Prize: $50 Gift Card
Giveaway will run from 02/27/2013 at 12:00am EST - 03/28/2013 at 12:00am EST, open WORLDWIDE! To enter you must be at least 18 years of age, and use the Rafflecopter below. Remember you do not have to complete all entries on the Rafflecopter, but by doing so you are gaining more entries into the giveaway and increasing your chances on winning. There is plenty of time to enter this giveaway as it will run for 4 weeks. Those of you who wish to take advantage of daily entries be sure to visit daily and grab those extra entries

Special thanks to our fabulous Co-Hosts:
Thank you for making this event so much fun! Maybe you will be one of the FIVE lucky readers who will receive cash! Good Luck!

Disclosure: This blog was not compensated for being part of the event, nor are we responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. This event is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media network. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. The winning email will come from jennsblahblahblog@hotmail.com. Be sure and add it to your safe list. We sure would hate to have to redraw another winner. If you have any questions about the giveaway you can contact Jenn from Jenn's Blah Blah Blog at jennsblahblahblog@hotmail.com. Good Luck.

February 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday w/ Linky - Beach Break with the Herons

I needed to take a break today and get out of the house.  I also needed to get away from my laptop for a bit before I went blind or the mouse fused with my hand.  A nice little beach cruise is the best way to relax and feel refreshed and some Great Blue Herons had the same idea today.

Great Blue Herons

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron


Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

Are you like me, and one of the few people left on the planet that doesn't have a Kindle?  I would love to get one before I go on vacation this summer.  It would come in so handy while traveling.  Enter below and you could win a Kindle Fire HD of your very own.  Good Luck!

World's most advanced 7" tablet
  • HD display, customized Dolby audio, and dual-driver stereo speakers
  • Ultra-fast web browsing and streaming with built-in dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
  • Front-facing HD camera for photos or Skype or other apps
  • Integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, and email
  • Massive selection - over 23 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games such as Netflix, Pandora, Pinterest, and Angry Birds Space
  • Control content access and set screen time limits for kids.

    Sponsored by: Mom Blog Society | Jackie's Reviews | Geeky Gamer Mom | S.O.S Mom | Swank Savings | Route 249 | She Informed | Mom Does Reviews

    Special Thanks to:

    Lumbar Liquidators | Trade Winds Imports | Roybi Tools | Select Blinds.com | Carolina Rustics | eFaucets | Brylane Homes
    Open world wide. Winners outside the USA will receive a Paypal or Amazon case/gift card equivalent. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Events is open from 2/26/13 12:01 am EST - 3/12/13 12:59 pm EST

    Simply enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win. GOOD LUCK!
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    Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.  Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

    February 24, 2013

    And The Oscar Will Go To.....?

    Are you ready for the big night?  The Oscars will be airing on ABC tonight.  I'll admit I haven't kept up with the Oscar buzz and nominees as much this year as I usually do.  So I decided to do a quick catch up and review the big nominees and predictions.  

    I also like to play amateur fashion guru and voice my opinions on all the red carpet fashions.  Joan Rivers has nothing on me. 

    From the various article I read online, the majority is going with Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence as the big category winners of the evening.  Les Miserables, Lincoln and Life of Pi also predicted to have wins of the golden statue.

    Sometimes who you think will win and who you wish would actually win are totally different.  Is there a favorite film or actor of yours nominated that you wish would win, but you're almost sure will not.  I kind of wish Bradley Cooper would win best actor, but I am pretty sure the Oscar will go to Daniel Day-Lewis.  Speaking of Bradley, did you know his break out roll was on an episode of Sex In The City?

    Please take a minute to vote in the quick four question Oscar poll.  I am very curious as to how the predictions vary.  You never know, there may even be a surprise gift for a random voter if enough people participate.  Leave a comment below if you voted and any other thoughts you have on movie's biggest night of the year.

    Whether you are a casual watcher or you go all out with an Oscar night party,  just have a fabulous and fun evening.

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    February 21, 2013

    Glade Expressions Review

    I recently became a BzzAgent and receive products to test and review.  I was thrilled to learn the first product I would be receiving was actually two products from Glade Expressions.  I received a Fragrance Mist Starter Kit and an Oil Diffuser Starter Kit.  I am always burning, spraying or lighting some kind of scent in my house and love trying new ones.  My family favors fruity scents so I chose the Pineapple & Mangosteen.  

    Glade Expressions

    The fragrance mist is very easy to use and put together.  The refill can just pops right in the holder.  You squeeze the top of the holder to spray or mist.  I liked this feature because you don't get problems that you do with the usual push button types, such as it clogging or leaking.  I use it anywhere in the house when I want a quick extra scent boost.

    Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser

    The oil diffuser was also easy to pop together.  The package states "spill proof design" and this is true.  I tilted it side to side, accidentally dropped it and it didn't leak a drop.  The neutral color and design are perfect for any style decor.  I really wouldn't say I have any type of decor style or theme as I am no Martha Stewart, but the diffuser still matches any room in my home.  I have had it in the living room, kitchen and dining room.
    I also love the pineapple & mangosteen scent.  I like my home to smell good and inviting as soon as you walk in the door.  I've had several friends comment on how great it smells when they come in and they immediately want to know what it is.  When I point to the diffuser they thought it was just a decoration.  It has been two weeks and the diffuser still smells great.  It's a nice tropical scent and isn't too strong or overpowering.

    You can purchase the Glade Expressions Collection at Walmart and also become a fan on Facebook.

    Glade Expressions Collection

    Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.


    February 16, 2013

    Free Blogger Opp - $1000 Kickin The Winter Blues

    This is going to be a huge giveaway.  Sign up now to offer your readers a chance at $1000!!!

    $1000 giveaway

    Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Happy Home and Family would love for you to join them in a FREE Blogger Opportunity! Sign up now for the Kickin The Winter Blues $1,000 Cash Giveaway! Grow you're readership, don't miss out on this awesome giveaway.
    • Blogger will get a FREE Twitter or Pinterest link with Announcement Post or $5 .
    • Additional links available
    • Giveaway will start on 2/25/13 and run until 3/25/13.
    • Want more information, swing by and check out Jenn's Blah Blah Blogs FREE Blogger Opportunity.
    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    February 14, 2013

    Fresh Passion Book Review

    Michael D. Brown has written Fresh Passion: Get a Brand or Die a Generic
    about building your personal brand and achieving success.  Michael has developed the Fresh Passion methodology from his own experiences and leadership positions at top companies.

    The book Fresh Passion - Get A Brand Or Die A GenericI like the way this book is set up.  Each chapter starts with a quote from a famous and successful person such as Steve Jobs and Donald Trump.  Each chapter has the six steps, tools and technology advice needed for following each part of the Fresh Passion.   There are several worksheets and self assessments to see your progress.

    I really like the "Brownie Points" throughout the book.  Michael shares real life stories from his own  personal experiences.  It helps you to understand the ideas and development of the Fresh Passion methods.  I like reading about the whole journey, not just the great ending. 

    I would recommend this book to professionals in any field for the steps and tools to achieving your goals.  I find it especially helpful to those who work online.  One of the top questions I always hear internet marketers asking is, "Are you branding yourself?"    This is a good book to show you exactly how to do it.

    More about the author 

    Michael was the 7th of 10 siblings and very soon was faced with the challenge of being a creative provider for his family.  Ambitious for success, hungry for professional growth, and driven to help others, Michael has developed his core values of determination, ambition, and creativity from the lessons he learned with life experiences like his candy business.
    Michael has spent time in a diverse set of companies, organizations, and industries, such as Murphy Oil (The Wal Mart Project), USF&G Insurance, BP, Wells Fargo Financial, San Francisco Foundation, Ford Foundation, Marriott, Amoco, Ralph & Kacoo’s Seafood Restaurant, Wendy’s International, along with a number of small independent business owners.

    Disclosure:   I received a copy of this book for my honest review.  The opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my observations while reading this book.

    February 13, 2013

    meNmommy $25 Giveaway

    meNmommy Bella top in tealI recently did a review for meNmommy.  They offer cool mother and daughter matching clothes and accessories.  If you missed the review post, you can view it here>>meNmommy Review and Giveaway.

    There is no bond stronger than that of a mother and a child, and what better way to express this than through mother-daughter fashion!

    In addition to their February Laptop Bag Giveaway, they are having a 2nd February giveaway.  Enter below to win a $25 gift certificate.  Good Luck Everyone!

    a meNmommy giveaway

    Wordless Wednesday w/ Linky - Sand Angels

    When I was a kid in Illinois we made snow angels.  Now that I live in Texas, my daughter and her friend make sand angels.

    sand angels on the beach

    February 12, 2013

    Auto Management to Mom Blogging

    Before moving to Texas, I was an office manager for a car dealership.  I started as the receptionist and worked my way up to office manager.  I learned a lot in those 7 years that has helped me in all my endeavors since then.

    auto repair management
     supakitmod / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
    Along with running the office, I was in charge of the rental cars and all vehicle warranties.  I spent a lot of time in the service department of the dealership.  I didn't mind this because it was more fun than being in a stuffy office.  The service manager and I got along pretty well and all the customers loved him.  I saw first hand how hard Neil worked to make his customers happy.  Repair shop management is so much more than scheduling oil changes and getting greasy.

    Back then I had no idea I would become a mom blogger. I know it never crossed Neil's mind that I would apply what I learned from him to blogging about being a mom and other girly things.  What skills did I learn and observe from an auto repair shop manager that I use in working online and blogging?
    • Organization
    • Scheduling                                                                                   
    • Customer service
    • Time management
    • How to deal with unexpected problems 
    Though he didn't even realize it, the most important thing Neil taught me was that you'll never be really great at something unless you have passion and really like what you are doing everyday.

    Please take a second to vote in the poll below.  Even though I no longer work in the automotive industry, I am still curious about changing trends in the business.

    Who does your auto repairs or maintenence?
    pollcode.com free polls 

    Disclosure:  I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.


    February 7, 2013

    Samsung Galaxy Tab Giveaway

    It's my birthday today, so what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway.  Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab!  

    Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab! 165 Bloggers and Brands have joined together to bring you this amazing giveaway event!

    Sponsored by: Mom BlogSociety | S.O.S Mom | Jackie's Reviews | Geeky Gamer Mom | Swank Savings | She Informed | Mom Does Reviews | Route 249 | A Medics World | As Mom Sees It | Spend With Pennies | Simply Sherryl | It's Free At Last | Science Of Couponing |

    And a special thanks to the following brands. Lumber Liquidators | Trade Winds Imports | Brylane Home | Select Blinds.com | eFacuets | Carolina Rustic |

    Keep yourself entertained at home and on the road with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). Weighing just 12 ounces and sporting a vibrant 7-inch touchscreen display, the Galaxy Tab 2 runs the Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") operating system and is powered by a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor to help you achieve maximum usage across various demanding applications.
    Exceptional 7-inch multitouch screen designed for reading books and magazines, watching movies, playing games, and more (view larger).
    Access the Internet and stream media over your home network via ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi. And with the Smart Remote app and built-in IR Blaster, you can watch and control your TV content--all from the palm of your hand. The Galaxy Tab offers full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games.

    Designed to fit in one hand, typing messages or notes is simple and easy with the Galaxy Tab's virtual QWERTY keyboard. It's outfitted with a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera for photo capture and sharing as well as a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. Other features include 8 GB of internal memory, microSD memory expansion (for up to 32 GB of expansion via optional cards), Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, and GPS for navigation and location services.

    The Power of Android 4.0

    With the Android 4.0 OS (aka, Ice Cream Sandwich), you can enjoy the most ramped up, up to the minute features and multitudes of apps supported by new the ICS technology. You'll get an evolved, intuitively designed UI that transitions seamlessly across all your applications, plus enhanced web browsing, faster overall response, and easier accessibility to preloaded Google Mobile apps including YouTube, Google Search, Maps, and more.

    With integrated Google technology, the Galaxy Tab 2 brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search, Gtalk, Google+, and contacts/calendar synchronization. And through Google Play, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications and fun games to download and install on your tablet, with many more apps being added every day.

    Open world wide: Winners outside the USA will receive the cash equivalent via Paypal or Amazon winners choice. NO EXCEPTIONS!

    You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. See official sweepstake rules.

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    Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.  Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

    February 3, 2013

    meNmommy Review and Giveaway

    My daughter is 8 years old and a little fashionista. One minute she's climbing trees with the boys and the next she's getting all glamorous.  She's always wanting me to get dressed up with her and to dust off my heels.  She was thrilled when I found meNmommy.

    meNmommy package

    meNmommy sells matching mother and daughter clothes and accessories.   In the past I have seen some matching mother and daughter clothes, but they were pretty dorky and not stylish at all.  meNmommy has styles that both mom and daughter want to wear from cute dresses and tops to socks and aprons.  I also really like that every item you purchase provides clothing to a child in need.  #ClothingThatCares

    meNmommy Bella top teal

    My daughter and I received the Bella tops in teal.  I like how they came wrapped up so neatly in tissue paper.  The tops are 100% nylon and feel wonderful.  I was surprised at how comfortable it is.  I got a size small and it fits well and is true to size.  My top is really cute as you can wear it off the shoulder or not.  I can put it with jeans or capris for a casual look or a skirt and heels to dress it up.  In the pictures I went for a look between casual and dressy with jeans and heels.

    My daughter also liked her top.  The first thing she said was, "It feels so smooth, mama."  Then she went directly to her closet and started picking out different bottoms to try on with it.  She loves staging little fashion shows and doing her runway poses for me as you can see in the shots below.

    meNmommy Bella teal tops
    meNmommy Bella teal tops
    meNmommy Bella teal girls top
    meNmommy girls Bella top teal 

    Check out the styles at meNmommy and leave a comment with what you liked.  If you're like me, you'll probably see something you just can't resist.  I've received an exclusive discount coupon just for my readers.
         Use LilDebi15 for 15% off through Feb. 28th.

    Also don't forget the meNmommy February Giveaway.  Just enter below to win a Maddie Powers Laptop Bag. 

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