Thursday, March 10, 2011

HP TouchSmart 310 giveaway at Dear Crissy

Dear Crissy is giving away an HP TouchSmart 310. I would love to win this for my mom - she still doesn't have a computer, I've tried to give her ones in the past but she's not very tech savvy (luckily for me, I didn't inherit that trait. HA!)
With it's design, the HP TouchSmart 310 would be perfect for her as a media center, and she'll be seduced into using it as a computer :) Touch-screen technology will mean it'll be easy for her to use and the design means she won't have to sacrifice a lot of space, or deal with a lot of cords. This will fit perfectly at the end of her breakfast bar, so she can use it to match movies or TV shows, watch videos, browse recipes (she'll finally have access to all the recipes she could ever want!), print coupons, etc.

The thing I think I'll enjoy the most though is the ability to Skype with her - so often when I call her she says she's fine, but I have a feeling she's not well. Being able to actually see her would
make it harder for her to lie to me :)

Here are the specs:
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • AMD Athlon II X2 240e Dual-Core Processor (2.80GHz)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4270 integrated graphics
  • 640GB 7200RPM Serial ATA hard drive
  • 2GB DDR3 memory
  • Slim-tray DVD burner with LightScribe
  • Wireless-N LAN card
  • HP Wireless Keyboard and Wireless Optical Mouse
The giveaway ends on the 13th and there lots of entry opportunities available!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

So Delicious® Coconut Milk on BlogHer

BlogHer has partnered with So Delicious® Dairy Free to promote their Original Coconut Milk Beverage. Ten bloggers committed to using So Delicious® coconut milk 7 ways in 7 days and report their findings.

I've not tried coconut milk before, so I was interested in what they had to say. I've tried different milk alternatives (soy, almond) as part of my diet and I've not found anything I really like yet. I'm not a fan of coconut so I wouldn't have considered this before reading about it on BlogHer, but I'll definitely give coconut milk a try. I think I would use it in cereal, coffee, in instant pudding (sugar-free of course) and I might even get adventurous and try it out of the carton!

As part of the promotion, these 10 bloggers are giving away $100 on each of their blogs. Stop by, see what they have to say and share your own tips for your chance to win!
  1. A Lovely Thing
  2. Burgh Baby
  3. Geek Turned Athlete
  4. It's Twinsanity!
  5. Jenny on the Spot
  6. Kirida
  7. Lauren's Latest
  8. Novel Eats
  9. Raising Colorado
  10. Twinfinite Chaos

This sweepstakes runs from February 23, 2011 to March 20, 2011 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click here for official rules. Good luck!