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Made in the USA #Giveaway {Ends 7/15}

Made in the USA Giveaway HopWelcome to the Made in the USA Giveaway Hop, hosted by target="_blank">Happy Mothering,Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green
Moms Network
! We’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you the chance to win prizes that are Made in the USA. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other #USAMade giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of
this post! The prize at this stop is a $25 Etsy Gift Card. There are so many fabulous items Made in the USA on this site, and I LOVE purchasing from there helping and supporting small businesses, many of them work at home moms. I would like to encourage you to check out a few of my favorite sites! My childhood friend, Amy has a shop at Amy B’s Embroidery, and you can see ALL of my favorite shops and items by clicking on this non-sponsored link!




Disclosure: This contest will run through July 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST).
The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on Practical Frugality upon winner confirmation and prize acceptance.
No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to this blog and not to Facebook.
Please note that Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom, Brittleby’s Corner, the Green Moms Network and the Green Your Mom event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they
will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with
a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.


For The Luck of Liberty #Giveaway #LuckyLiberty {Ends 7/8}

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Welcome to the For The Luck of Liberty Giveaway Hop, hosted by BloggerPR. Each participating blog will be offering a prize valued at $20 or more. The prizes at this stop are: Groovy Freezer Popsicle Molds – Includes Free Popsicle Recipe eBook with 27 Delicious Recipes (4.99 value) – Buy 3 Get Free Shipping! – 100% BPA Free & FDA Approved – Built-in Drip Guards Keep Kids’ Hands Clean – 90 Day Money-Back Guarantee, 100 Patriotic Baking Cups With Picks, and 2-piece variety pack – 4th of July STAR Ice Cube Tray jello soap chocolate mold- RED AND BLUE STAR.

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes, participating bloggers cannot be responsible for items lost in transit. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest.


$50 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Destiny & Faith} Ends 7/30

Destiny and Faith

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating this Book Blast on behalf of author Jourden Cleghorn who writes under the pen name of Teddy O’Malley.

Jourden was recently involved in a serious automobile accident resulting in severe injuries just days after her new book, Destiny and Faith Go To Twincentric Academy, was published in May 2014. The indie author community has come together to support this young author/illustrator during this challenging time. Please read below to see what you can do to help in a small way.

Destiny and Faith by Teddy O'Malley

About the Book

Title: Destiny and Faith Go To Twincentric Academy | Author: Teddy O’Malley | Publication Date: May 11, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 62 | Recommended Ages: 6 to 10

Summary: Destiny and Faith are going into second grade and their mom has a great idea. She’s going to send them to a school for twins! They’re not sure whether to be excited or terrified. Come join them and see what happens!

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The Buzz

“Anyone who’s tried to buy a book or birthday card for a child who isn’t white will know how few are available. Golden hair and blue eyes rule. I was delighted by Destiny and Faith, who are mixed race/bi-racial, perfect for some children very close to me. However, let me quickly say that this is a story for all children. A school for twins is such a great idea and Destiny and Faith’s adventures have a universal message about friendship and learning how to get along with each other. This would also be a good book for actual twins as some of the issues that arise in twin relationships come up in the story.” ~ 5 Star Review, Mary Josephina Cade, Amazon

“I just finished reading this book. I got it for my daughter and decided to read it myself. It is so ORIGINAL and totally ADORABLE! A MUST READ for young children looking to read their FIRST CHAPTER BOOK! My daughter LOVES it!! I highly recommend this book!! ” ~ 5 Star Review, radams, Amazon

“A great story for young girls, with lots of fun dialogue. Accompanied throughout by black and white drawings. These capture the body language and expressions of the different characters perfectly. Looking forward to more in the Destiny and Faith series.” ~ 5 Star Review, M.J. Kinsman, Amazon

 

About the Author: Teddy O’Malley

Teddy O'Malley AuthorJourden Cleghorn, who writes and illustrates children’s books under the pen name Teddy O’ Malley, was born in in Saint Louis, Missouri. She has traveled all over the United States and enjoys learning about new things and other cultures. She dreams of visiting a foreign country. She has enjoyed studying Spanish, German, and now Italian as well. Jourden paired her language skills with pictures of puppies to write Tell Me How You Say Good Night, a bedtime story. And a childhood friendship with a biracial girl named Hope influenced Jourden to make the Destiny and Faith characters biracial in her series about twins. Many of her books include a thread about friendship and acceptance of others. Jourden previously worked part time as a nurse assistant helping the disabled and elderly.

Author Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

 

How You Can Help

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, Jourden was the passenger in a small car when a much larger truck turned in front of them. She suffered severe injuries as a result of this accident including a cracked sternum, punctured lung, broken arm, and broken foot. Unforutnately, the nature and severity of Jourden’s injuries have limited her ability to promote her books effectively. I was very moved when I was approached by a member of the Facebook group, “Fun-tastic Children’s Books ” (of which Jourden is an active member) to help this young author. This wonderful group took it upon themselves to promote Jourden’s books on her behalf. They bought, reviewed, tweeted and shared her books throughout social media and are sponsoring (along with MDBR) the giveaway below.

If you should choose to enter the giveaway below (open worldwide), you will see an option to earn 10 extra entries in the giveaway by purchasing a copy of Teddy O’Malley’s latest book, Destiny and Faith Go To Twincentric Academy from Amazon for only 99 cents. I hope you will consider helping out the author in this small way.

Of note, during her recovery, Jourden found the inspiration for another children’s book. It will be about a child recovering from a car crash and having to cope with learning to write with the opposite hand, and other hardships that must be overcome during the healing process. Jourden usually writes with her right hand, but plans to illustrate the book using her left. She wants to show that hardships can be overcome if one does not give up.

 

* $50 Book Blast Giveaway *

Amazon $50 Gift Card

Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

Contest ends: July 30, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by author PJ LaRue/Fun-tastic Children’s Books and Mother Daughter Book Reviews, and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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The Cat Who Lost His Meow Book Blast $50 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 7/29}

The Cat Who Lost His Meow by Angela Muse

About the Book

Title: The Cat Who Lost His Meow | Author: Angela Muse | Illustrator: Helen H. Wu | Publication Date: June 1, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3+

Summary: Chester the lazy calico cat has suddenly lost his meow. He’s looking everywhere, but can’t seem to find his voice. When Chester puts himself in a frightening situation he not only finds his voice return, but he also finds his courage. This experience makes Chester appreciate things a little bit more than he had before.

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About the Author: Angela Muse

Angela Muse, Author

Angela Muse

Angela Muse was born in California to a military family. This meant that she got used to being the “new kid” in school every couple of years. It was hard trying to make new friends, but Angela discovered she had a knack for writing. In high school Angela began writing poetry and song lyrics. Expressing herself through writing seemed very natural. After becoming a Mom in 2003, Angela continued her storytelling to her own children. In 2009 she wrote and published her first rhyming children’s book aimed at toddlers. Since then she has released several more children’s picture books and released her first young adult romance series, The Alpha Girls, in 2012.

Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter

 

 

* $50 Book Blast Giveaway *

Amazon $50 Gift Card

Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

Contest ends: July 29, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Angela Muse and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Sea Tow can help you stay safe on the water

Sea Tow can help you stay safe on the waterI participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sea Tow. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Growing up, my father owned a Bait and Tackle store. He and my grandparents spent many hours fishing to offer expert fishing advice to their customers. They knew where people could find all of the various types of fish that they were looking for, kept up to date on water levels at all the area lakes and ponds, and sold fishing licenses. They also made a point to remind boaters to use life jackets, and follow specific boat safety procedures. However, many customers didn’t always heed that advice, and the next time they visited the Bait Shop, they’d have tales to tell about what problems they ran into and how they got back to shore.

Living in New England now, there are many people here that enjoy boating on the lakes, and also the Atlantic Ocean. Getting stranded at sea, be it lake or ocean, is not a fun experience. It’s nice to know that there are affordable options now for assistance.

Sea Tow is the #1 choice of boaters all across the country, when they require expert on-water assistance. When you sign up for a Sea Tow membership, you will receive free towing, fuel drops, jump starts, Automated Radio Checks, Priority service, 24/7 nationwide coverage, knowledgeable Captains, covered ungroundings and more. You can get a Gold Membership for $169 a year, and a Lake card for $119 a year. The Sea Tow Foundation has donated over 15,000 life jackets nationwide to make recreational boaters safer on the water. Check HERE for locations and coverage.

I’d like to share with you the First Mate Checklist from Sea Tow, that you can print and take with you to make sure you are safe each and every time you are out on the water. ST-FirstMateChecklist. I LOVE using checklists because I always seem to forget something! It’s very helpful to have a list of important items I can use to ensure that all the essentials are on board before we set off.

Need some kid friendly snacks for the boat? There are a few HERE, such as the one posted below!

KICKIN’ CORN SALAD

 

KICKIN’ CORN SALAD
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Serves: 6
 

Ingredients
  • 2 cans of sweet corn
  • 1 can of chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans)
  • 1 red pepper (Large)
  • 1 green jalapeno (Small to Medium size depending on taste for spice)
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Instructions
  1. Open, drain and rinse sweet corn and chick peas in a large bowl
  2. Deseed and chop red pepper and jalapeno pepper and red onion
  3. Combine sweet corn, chickpeas, red pepper, jalapeno pepper and red onion in the large bowl
  4. Add olive oil and vinegar to bowl and mix
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve

 

What Water Safety Tips would you like to share with us?


KitchenAid Artisan Design Collection 5qt 325 Watt Stand Mixer #Giveaway {Ends 7/14}


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#SummerDreams KitchenAid Decision Sweepstakes

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Iowa Mom

High performance meets designer style with the KitchenAid Artisan Design Collection 5qt 325 Watt Stand Mixer. Finished in a smart, jewel-toned color, this tilt-head Artisan Stand Mixer boasts 10 speeds and a 325-watt motor that keeps up with you in the kitchen. Whip up everything from homemade cookies to mashed potatoes in the mixer’s glass bowl, which includes a spout and measurement markings for convenient pouring and prep.

Features:

  • Includes stand mixer, glass bowl, burnished flat beater, burnished dough hook, six-wire whip, and use-and-care guide
  • 325W motor
  • 10-speed slide control
  • 5-qt bowl with comfort handle
  • 59-point planetary mixing action allows for quicker, more thorough mixing
  • Power hub for additional attachments
  • Non-hinged hub cover
  • Yields up to 4-1/2 bread loaves, nine dozen cookies, or seven lbs of mashed potatoes
  • Embossed trim band
  • Two-coat color finish
  • All-metal construction
  • Measures 13-15/16″H x 14-1/8″D x 8-3/4″W; weighs 29 lb; 5-qt capacity

Want a second chance to win KitchenAid Artisan Design Stand Mixer in Raspberry? Visit momtobedby8.com for more information.

One reader will receive a KitchenAid Artisan Design Collection 5qt 325 Watt Stand Mixer in Electric Blue.

Giveaway ends July 14th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.


$50 Costco GC & a $25 Costco GC #Giveaway {Ends 7/16}

$50/ $25 Costco Gift Cards Giveaway!
This Giveaway is Hosted by Mommy Learns A Lot and Co-Hosted by Barbara’s Beat!




Two winners will receive either a $50 Costco Gift card or a $25 Costco Gift Card to use towards the purchase of a membership, Huggies Plus Diapers or Wipes, or any other fun stuff you like to buy in store or online at Costco.com!





Two people will be randomly selected to receive a $50 Costco Gift Card and a $25 Costco Gift Card, as described above, ARV $50 and ARV $25. This giveaway will run from 6/27/14 at 1 am PST until 7/16/2014 at 11:59 pm PST. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States with a U.S. based address! Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor Mommy Learns A Lot and not the participating bloggers. Good Luck!!!  The prize may be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Only one entrant per household (IP address). One winner per household, email address, IP address or home address.. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. All entries are optional; however, the more tasks you complete the greater your chances of winning. Confirmed Winner(s), via giveawaytools.com, will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. You must use the Giveaway Tool below to enter. Good Luck!



Adidas Summer Sale, save up to 50%

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. 

adidas Summer Sale Best Sellers List
adidas has marked thousands of items on sale—FIFA World Cup soccer jerseys, swimwear, running shoes, lifestyle designs—with discounts up to 50% off. Check out these hottest selling items from the sale and be sure to hurry and grab yours since supplies are limited. 

MEN’S

adidas ELEMENT REFINE TRICOT SHOES$70.00 $42.00
The road to a new PB is wide open with these men’s running shoes. Made sustainably and with a light, breathable mesh upper, they feature an integrated sockliner and a cushioned EVA outsole.


adidas F5 TRX FG SOCCER CLEATS$50.00 $32.00
You can’t catch fast. These men’s soccer cleats have a lightweight synthetic upper, a glossy mesh finish and the TRAXION™ FG outsole for speed on firm ground.


adidas NO LOOK SHORTS$30.00 $15.00
You’ve got the no-look shots, and the men’s adidas No Look Shorts are for you. Made from sweat-wicking climalite® fabric, the basketball shorts help you stay comfortable inside and outside the paint.

WOMEN’S 

adidas ELEMENT REFINE TRICOT SHOES$70.00 $50.00
The road to a new PB is wide open with these women’s running shoes. Made sustainably and with a light, breathable mesh upper, they feature an integrated sockliner and a cushioned EVA outsole.


adidas CLIMACOOL AERATE 3 SHOES$80.00 $40.00
Run right through the heat with these women’s shoes. They are made with climacool® ventilation that pulls air around the foot and feature soft EVA cushioning. (Available in Grey/White/Night Shade only)


adidas BABY BRO TANK$28.00 $11.00
Work out where sweat can’t touch you with this women’s tank top. It’s made from sweat-wicking climalite® fabric, and features a scoop neck and a racer back. (Available in colors Bahia Mint/Pearl Orange, Glow/Glow and Vivid Pink/Glow Orange only)

KID’S

adidas KINETIC BOOST SHOES$95.00 $75.00
Long hours of after-school practice require a running shoe that can keep up with your young athlete. These juniors’ shoes will have them performing with charged-up power, thanks to the boost™ midsole that maximizes energy return with every lift-off. With a seamless techfit™ upper that lends highly flexible support and a durable ADIWEAR™ outsole that withstands everything from synthetic track to concrete.


adidas CLIMALITE ADI LOGO TEE$18.00 $12.00
With fresh color and a fitted shape, this girls’ t-shirt will keep her on her game in style. Moisture-wicking climalite® fabric keeps sweat out of her way.


adidas PLAYER SHORTS$22.00 $14.00
Cut with split side hems for ease of movement during her workout, these girls’ shorts feature a contrast binding design and a comfortable elastic waist.


Coupons for the Weekend!

$1.00 off on any two KRAFT Dressings $1.00 off 4 Minute Maid Fruit Drink or Lemonade $0.50 off Any Lysol Multi-Purpose Bathroom Cleaner $1.00 off 1 all liquid softener or dryer sheetsFree fruit with TWO Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereals $1.00 off Butterball Every Day Turkey Burgers $0.75 off one Butterball Turkey Bacon or Sausage $2.00 off any two (2) all laundry products$0.50 off one Lady Speed Stick Deodorant Product $2.00 off any Coppertone Clearly Sheer Product $3.00 off Colgate Optic White™ Toothbrush $0.50 off any (1) Pine-Sol multi-purpose cleaner

$1.00 off 4 Minute Maid Fruit Drink or Lemonade $1.50 off any 1 Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage $2.00 off two Starbucks Packaged Coffee products $3.00 off two Starbucks K-Cup Packs$3.00 off any two (2) Tazo Tea K-Cup Packs $1.00 off one 12pk cans of Schweppes Ginger Ale $1.00 off ONE 12-pack cans 7UP TEN & TEN Flavors $1.00 off 6-Pack of 500mL bottles of Gold Peak Tea$1.00 off 4-Pack of Bottled Starbucks Iced Coffee $1.00 off one Florida's Natural Citrus Smoothies


Friday Only: Reebok Men’s Kamikazes for ONLY $50

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Reg. $89.97, Now just $50.00 

Friday Only: Reebok Kamikaze I for Just $50

If you were anywhere near a basketball court in the 90′s then the names Shawn Kemp and Kamikaze would bring up bold images of incredible athleticism, and a style that has lasted through the ages. For one day only (6/27) Reebok has marked down Men’s Kamikaze I basketball shoes to just $50! Bring the days of Kemp back to the courts with this limited time offer. Simply use promo code: KAMI50 at checkout and get ready to get noticed.