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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Halloween means dark streets full of little kids distracted by candy and costumes. That makes it especially important to start planning a safe and sober ride home from whatever fun you'll be having that night - so your evening doesn't turn into a real nightmare.


Whether at a Halloween party, a costume contest at a bar or trick-or-treating through the neighborhood, many of us will be on the road this weekend. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are reminding everyone that the best way to stay safe is to plan ahead and designate a sober driver before you head out for your Halloween festivities.
 
· Designated Driver Drink List - One of the most important things you can do before going out is designate a sober driver. If you're throwing a Halloween party, make sure to offer non-alcoholic drinks for the sober drivers. Global Influence has compiled a Facebook tab with 50 non-alcoholic party drink recipes.


· Alternative Ride Locator - Global Influence has created a Facebook tab with a list of nationwide alternative ride programs that can help keep your readers safe.

· Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving website - You can sign a pledge not to drink and drive; play "Spot the Difference," an interactive game that simulates the effects of buzzed driving; and watch a real-life video about how buzzed driving changed one woman's life.
 
Thank you in advance for your help! This Halloween, let's work together to put an end to buzzed driving. Don't ruin your Halloween with a DUI - or worse. Plan ahead and designate a sober driver before you begin celebrating. Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Febreze Set & Refresh Wal-Mart Gift Card Winners

Congrats to my 3 winners (chosen by random.org)! I will be contacting you for your mailing address.


Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said: My favorite scent would be Spring & Renewal :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Danielle said: I'd love to try the apple spice & delight scented one.

Molly said: Linen and Sky sounds great! I love any scent that smells like the laundry was just done, it's clean and refreshing!

Congrats to the winners!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Marie Claire's 30 Days of Beauty Daily Sweepstakes

I almost forgot about this sweepstakes but better to remember on the 4th than on the 31st!

Enter once daily at http://www.30daysofbeauty.com/ to win.

Winners will be chosen on or about November 10th. I have my eyes set on that Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection. How about you?

Here's a list of all of the available prizes. Great stuff!
  • 10/1 - Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection: Bring new life to dry, damaged hair with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger system by Paul Mitchell. Seven luxury products help strengthen, protect and renew with every wash, condition and style. Retail Value: $142
  • 10/2 - Faith Hill Fragrance Collection: A new fresh fragrance, Faith Hill True celebrates a woman’s natural beauty, the moments when she feels most herself. Retail Value: $113
  • 10/3 - Perricone MD Prescription for Youthful Skin: Enjoy this collection of products scientifically formulated to help treat fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and skin imperfections. Retail Value: $117 
  • 10/4 - Halle by Halle Berry Collection: Radiant and unforgettable, this new fragrance invites women to reveal their inner beauty, sensuality and strength of character. Retail Value: $187
  • 10/5 - Sally Hansen: Pamper yourself from head to toe with a collection of Sally Hansen products. Retail Value: $100
  • 10/6 - Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection: Bring new life to dry, damaged hair with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger system by Paul Mitchell. Seven luxury products help strengthen, protect and renew with every wash, condition and style. Retail Value: $142
  • 10/7 - Fall Essentials from Rimmel London: Everything you need for a fabulous fall face including NEW Lash Accelerator Mascara. Lashes look up to 80% longer instantly and up to 117% longer in 30 days. Exclusive natural GROW-LASH Complex with Procapil™ extends and fortifies lashes. Retail Value: $100
  • 10/9 - Peter Thomas Roth Age Defense Kit: Pure Brilliance is a fruity floral that opens with a sparkling combination of Pear, Apple, Green Leaves and Freesia. Every note reflects a part of the singer’s personality: Bright, Sensual and Alive. Retail Value: $129
  • 10/10 - Kate Somerville/The Best of Kate Kit: This must-have product collection features all the essentials for your skin-perfecting personal regimen. Retail Value: $188
  • 10/11 - Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection: Bring new life to dry, damaged hair with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger system by Paul Mitchell. Seven luxury products help strengthen, protect and renew with every wash, condition and style. Retail Value: $142
  • 10/12 - Fall Essentials from Rimmel London: Everything you need for a fabulous fall face including NEW Lash Accelerator Mascara. Lashes look up to 80% longer instantly and up to 117% longer in 30 days. Exclusive natural GROW-LASH Complex with Procapil™ extends and fortifies lashes. Retail Value: $100
  • 10/13 - Sally Hansen: Pamper yourself from head to toe with a collection of Sally Hansen products.Retail Value: $100
  • 10/14 - Faith Hill Fragrance Collection: A new fresh fragrance, Faith Hill True celebrates a woman’s natural beauty, the moments when she feels most herself. Retail Value: $113
  • 10/15 - Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection: Bring new life to dry, damaged hair with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger system by Paul Mitchell. Seven luxury products help strengthen, protect and renew with every wash, condition and style. Retail Value: $142
  • 10/16 - Stetson Fragrance Collection: A classic scent that brings out the individuality of every man who wears it. Free spirited, independent, adventurous, confident and masculine. Retail Value: $117
  • 10/17 - Philosophy: Get these essential three steps to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize skin, plus eye hope advanced anti-aging eye cream. Retail Value: $118
  • 10/18 - Bliss Youth Group: This spa-inspired set features Bliss’s full the youth as we know it anti-aging skincare system plus their triple oxygen instant energizing mask™. Retail Value: $120
  • 10/19 - Sally Hansen: Pamper yourself from head to toe with a collection of Sally Hansen products. Retail Value: $100
  • 10/20 - Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection: Bring new life to dry, damaged hair with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger system by Paul Mitchell. Seven luxury products help strengthen, protect and renew with every wash, condition and style. Retail Value: $142
  • 10/21 - Halle by Halle Berry Collection: Radiant and unforgettable, this new fragrance invites women to reveal their inner beauty, sensuality and strength of character. Retail Value: $187
  • 10/22 - Celine Dion Fragrance Collection: Pure Brilliance is a fruity floral that opens with a sparkling combination of Pear, Apple, Green Leaves and Freesia. Every note reflects a part of the singer’s personality: Bright, Sensual and Alive. Retail Value: $138
  • 10/23 - Fall Essentials from Rimmel London: Everything you need for a fabulous fall face including NEW Lash Accelerator Mascara. Lashes look up to 80% longer instantly and up to 117% longer in 30 days. Exclusive natural GROW-LASH Complex with Procapil™ extends and fortifies lashes. Retail Value: $100
  • 10/24 - Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection: Bring new life to dry, damaged hair with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger system by Paul Mitchell. Seven luxury products help strengthen, protect and renew with every wash, condition and style. Retail Value: $142
  • 10/25 - Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Set: Restore radiance, reduce dark spots and even complexion with this illuminating regimen for all skin types. Retail Value: $122
  • 10/26 - Ole Henrickson African Red Tea Starter Set: This unique product collection combines the benefits of African red tea in a convenient kit that promotes healthy skin at any age. Retail Value: $110
  • 10/27 - Fall Essentials from Rimmel London: Everything you need for a fabulous fall face including NEW Lash Accelerator Mascara. Lashes look up to 80% longer instantly and up to 117% longer in 30 days. Exclusive natural GROW-LASH Complex with Procapil™ extends and fortifies lashes. Retail Value: $100
  • 10/28 - Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection: Bring new life to dry, damaged hair with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger system by Paul Mitchell. Seven luxury products help strengthen, protect and renew with every wash, condition and style. Retail Value: $142
  • 10/29 - McGraw Fragrance Collection: A cool, modern scent, Tim McGraw Silver blends city style and country casual. “Where down home meets downtown.” Retail Value: $111
  • 10/30 - Sally Hansen: Pamper yourself from head to toe with a collection of Sally Hansen products. Retail Value: $100
  • 10/31 - Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Collection: Bring new life to dry, damaged hair with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger system by Paul Mitchell. Seven luxury products help strengthen, protect and renew with every wash, condition and style. Retail Value: $142

How Contest Winners Are Chosen

I will be using Random.org to choose contest winners. If you would like to see how this works, check out http://www.random.org/integers/

Problems Posting Comments?

I've heard from some people that Blogger isn't letting them post comments. Here's a solution -- choose the Name/URL option to post. Only your name is necessary to post. You can leave URL blank. I'll try to find a better way to run giveaways before I host another one. Thanks for bringing the issue up to me!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tiny Prints Halloween Party

I think my favorite Halloween was my son's first Halloween. He dressed up as a skunk and my niece dressed up as a little Ladybug. We took a picture of the 2 of them before we walked around the neighborhood to get pictures of them 'trick-or-treating'. As I think back on that day, all I can think is that it was the beginning of a lifetime of fun with these beautiful children. I wanted to add a nice copy of picture but unfortunately I can't find it. I think it may have been lost when our hard drive fried last year. Here's a picture of the printed picture hanging on my wall. What a beautiful memory!!



Now we can all turn our Halloween memories into really great printed products using Tiny Prints. I am anxious to attend their Twitter party on Monday evening. You should be there too!



Tiny Prints provides simple, modern and unique stationery from photo cards to personalized greeting cards to thank you cards and business cards. Offering exclusive designs from the nation’s top designers, easy card personalization, a powerful preview engine and top-notch customer service and paper quality, their designs have been lauded by numerous television networks, publications and celebrities. With Tiny Prints by your side the Holidays will be a cinch! They offer adorable Halloween Cards, Thanksgiving Cards, Christmas Cards, Hannukah Cards, and even New Years Cards. All fully customizable and personalizable.

You’re invited to a Halloween Twitter Party sponsored by Tiny Prints!

Did you know that Tiny Prints is the home of Halloween Kid Party invitations, Halloween Party Invitations, Halloween Greeting Cards, and Halloween Accessories? To celebrate this fun Halloween season we’ll be partying on Twitter Monday afternoon. Join us for fun conversation and great party favors…and you won’t even have to bob for apples to win!

When: Monday, October 4th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET/1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PT
Where: #MakeItPersonal on Twitter
How: Be sure to follow @ResourcefulMom as well as our sponsor, @TinyPrints

Prizes:
•5 personalized notebooks. New at Tiny Prints! http://www.tinyprints.com/shop/gifts.htm
•4 sets of 20 Halloween Invitations http://www.tinyprints.com/shop/halloween-party-cards-invitations.html
•4 sets of 20 Personalized Note Cards http://www.tinyprints.com/thank-you-cards-notes.htm
•4 sets of 50 Business Cards or Mommy/playdate Cards! http://www.tinyprints.com/business/business-cards.htm
•5 Sets of 10 personalized greeting cards. http://www.tinyprints.com/greeting/
•4 Sets of 50 Holiday Cards! http://www.tinyprints.com/holidays/cards-invitations.htm
•5 photo books! http://www.tinyprints.com/photo-books.htm
•4 Tiny Prints $25 Gift Certificates
•2 $50 Visa cards

Febreze Set & Refresh Product Review & Giveaway

I always love getting goodies in the mail! A few weeks ago, we came home from work to find a beautiful box - yes, the box was beautiful - with a couple of new Febreze products, some product information, and a blog giveaway. Here are some great pictures that I took before I set them up in my bathrooms.



I put the Thai Dragonfruit one in my husband's bathroom and a couple days later, I asked him what he thought. He said that the scent was strong at first but now it kept his bathroom smelling great. Even our 2 year old was impressed. He said 'wow Mommy, it smells great in here'. They look nice and aren't bulky or in the way at all. I love how these air fresheners don't really look like air fresheners. I am definitely keeping my eye out for stock up prices on these new products!!!

Here is some information from P&G about the products.


Try a Fresh Take on Freshness
Slow-release oils last noticeably longer than cones, so throw those things away! While cones deteriorate into what looks like an apple core, your Febreze Set & Refresh will always look as pleasant as on day one.


Try Our Line of Long-Lasting Scents
Set & Refresh is a new way to enjoy the many Febreze scents that you already love! Available in Meadows & Rain, Spring & Renewal, Linen & Sky, Hawaiian Aloha, Thai Dragon Fruit, and a limited edition Apple Spice & Delight.

Living with Cones?

Find out if you’re living with cones at Walmart.com/Febreze. Three lucky participants who share their results on Facebook will receive a $5 gift card for Febreze Set & Refresh.

You could win a $5 Wal-Mart gift card to go get your own Febreze Set & Refresh kit. To enter, please leave a comment on this post and I will pick 3 random winners on Wednesday, October 6.

This product review was based on using complimentary Febreze product provided by P&G and MyBlogSpark. Bloggers also received Walmart gift cards to share with their readers. P&G does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, not does it endorse any opinions expressed within this blogsite.