Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let it snow!

Home Constuction & Improvement - Expert Home Improvement Advice

Home Construction & Improvement is a website providing expert advice on every aspect of home construction and home improvement. The site was created by Todd Fratzel, who is a a licensed professional engineer in several states with a background in civil engineering, structural engineering and residential and commercial building construction.

He started the site to share his wealth of knowledge, not only from an engineer's perspective, but from the DIYer who also owns his own home, is raising a family and knows about construction and and contractors.

I like the site because it allows me to ask questions about the growing list of projects I want to do around the house, and I can search their forums to see discussions on everything from porches to basement insulation.

Paslode is offering one lucky reader of Home Construction & Improvement the chance to win a CF-325 Cordless Framing Nailer!

Todd did a review of this nailer and it sounds like a great item to have - especially since I'm looking at rebuilding both our front and back decks in the next year or so :( Having a tool like this would make the difference on whether I would attempt to do it myself (with my son, of course - make him earn his car insurance) or hire it out. I'd also be able to use it to build that storage shed that I need :)

5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway - look at all the one I entered!

5 Minutes for Mom, as part of their Christmas Giveaway is offering their readers a chance to win a wide variety of prizes! I entered a few:

BISSELL Steam & Sweep.

Epson Stylus NX625 photo printer.

Keurig Single-Cup brewing system. This prize will also include a sampling of Millstone and Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cup portion packs to get you started.

Celebrity Gift Basket with a huge selection of products, valued over $470!

8 piece Oven Fresh Ceramic Baking Set from Oneida.

This is only a small sample of what they're offering, so check it out for yourself!

Lenovo IdeaPad U460 laptop computer giveaway from Dear Crissy

Dear Chrissy is giving away An IdeaPad U460 14″ Laptop from Lenovo! If I win, I'm sending it to my ex's mom - she doesn't even own a computer, so this would be a blessing for her! There are several ways to enter so you can increase your odds of winning. It ends today so don't delay!

I entered Crissy’s Can’t Wait til Christmas Lenovo Laptop Giveaway and hope to win a $799.00 IdeaPad!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

eBay Love To Give Unwrap Attacks and Giveaways

An Unwrap Attack is when you get an unexpected gift and you lose it. The Ebay Love To Give page has lots of unwrap attacks posted.

I've never had an unwrap attack, but if I ever got a 2011 VW Eos LUX, I'd be unwrap attacking up and down the block!

In conjunction with the eBay campaign, several bloggers are offering giveaways to spread the word.

Two of a Kind is offering a $100 eBay gift certificate (note, it will be sent as a paypal deposit, so you must have both an eBay and PayPal account to accept.)

The Divine Miss Mommy is also offering a $100 eBay gift certificate on New Year's Eve - what a great way to ring in 2011!

dab's Holiday Wishlist

TodaysMama and GameStop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family? Health and Happiness :)

2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition? Open presents, and a big breakfast - pancakes or waffles, bacon, coffee, fruit. Or it could be homemade bread (I'll set the breadmaker) with omlettes, bacon, coffee, fruit.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? 2011 Volkswagon Eos Lux in Salsa Red :) plus enough $ to cover the taxes on it. LOL

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? I enter a lot of sweeps/contests/giveaways, so most of my Christmas shopping is covered by items I win. But we also spend time volunteering and donating to various causes, especially around the holidays. It serves as a reminder of how blessed we really are.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up? Monopoly.

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? Decorating the tree on Christmas Eve. It used to drive my son bonkers, but that's when we did it when I was little, so that's what I still do today.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip? I think NYC. To me, it's the most magical place to be over the holidays.

8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?


Wii Red - because well, it's red!

PS3 Holiday Bundle - we don't have a PS3 yet

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mom Rocks the Holidays with Rayovac and Paper Jamz sweepstakes

I posted about the Mom Rocks the Holidays with Rayovac and Paper Jamz sweepstakes before, but it bears repeating!

Rayovac has launched an exciting sweepstakes where 3 Lucky winners will win $1,000 cash from Rayovac. In addition, 20 First Place Prize winners will receive a Rayovac Jam kit including a Paper Jamz guitar, drum, amp and guitar strap as well as 2 packs of Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs (prize package valued at $90).

To enter:

1. You must “Like” Rayovac on Facebook:
2. Log on to, complete the entry form and at their option, tell Rayovac in 120 words or less how you (or your mom) rocks the holidays.

5 Minutes for Mom is also giving away a $250 Visa Gift Card to one lucky reader, and 5 runners-up will each win a Paper Jamz Guitar, and one 24-pack of Rayovac Alkaline AAA batteries! Rayovac is the Official Battery of Paper Jamz

Visit 5 Minutes for Mom to enter.

DISCLOSURE: Followers who promote the Rayovac Mom Rocks the Holidays Sweepstakes may receive gifts from Rayovac.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Gift Giveaway Blog Hop

Almost 250 bloggers are participating in this Blog Hop! The prizes are gift cards or cash/paypal only. I've entered a few:

My Organized Chaos is offering a $25 gift card to your favorite online shop (Amazon, please!!)

Health, Beauty, Children and Family is offering a $25 Jasmere & $25 Starbucks to 1 winner, and a $10 Visa, $25 Zazzle & $20 Panda Express gift card to a second winner.

Our Kids Mom is offering a $100 Dell gift certificate to one winner.

Millstone and Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cups Giveaways

Ho ho ho! Here Comes Santa Claus, and he's bearing caffeine!

As part of her holiday giveaways, Jolly Mom is giving away a Keurig Single-Cup brewing system (model isn't specified). Also included is an assortment of Millstone and Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cups! This giveaway ends 12-6.

In addition, The Mommy-Files is running a giveaway for the same prize package on her blog, so there's another chance of winning this fabulous prize! Her giveaway ends 12-7.

Anyone who knows me knows I love my Keurig, and I hate not being able to drink coffee at work. If I'm lucky enough to win this, it's going in my office, along with a case of Donut Shop coffee! I've had to cut waay back on my caffeine on the recommendation of my nutritionist, but I can still indulge (just not as much!)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Moms Rock the Holidays! Rayovac & Paper Jamz Giveaway! {5 winners-$250 Visa Gift Cards!} (ends 12/05)

Rayovac wants to power your holidays with fun new contest. To enter, just visit the Mom Rocks the Holidays with Rayovac contest tab on Facebook, like them and tell them how you or your mom makes the holidays rock for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $1,000 cash! There will be 3 Grand Prize winners and 20 Runner Up winners will take home a Paper Jamz guitar, amp, drum kit, guitar strap, and two Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs of batteries.

Also, be sure to visit Mommy Goggles ‘Moms Rock the Holidays with Rayovac & Paper Jamz Giveaway!‘ where you can win 1 of 5 Mom Rocks the Holiday prize packs that include a $50 Visa Gift Card, Paper Jamz guitar and Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 pack of batteries.

DisclosureFollowers who promote the Rayovac Mom Rocks the Holidays Sweepstakes may receive gifts from Rayovac.