Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Vacation~School's Out!!!! Contest Review

Well it is the day for screams and laughter at school! CHRISTMAS VACATION...The kids are
Some parents are excited ,for others the heathens are home..For me it is a good thing.I will go pick up billy (grandson age 5)after lunch and get back before the bus arrives with zack(my teen).Kolby is happy,he misses Billy during the week,Heck we all do..
Last night the rain came down beautifully.My guess is we got a good 2 inches all together.I was amazed to see the lightening and hear the thunder as well..It's the middle of December!
Julie is becoming accustomed to our Alabama weather and temps., she is from Arizona.The humidity is a big change as well as raindrops pretty often,although she does not care for the
I hope the new owner of Arnold the pig shows up today.Just can't have him setting the blankets on fire again!And i found out last night me and my nephews horse,midnight,attempted to jump the fence and cut himself pretty badly.He had to have stitches ,it is pretty bad under his leg and stomach i am afraid.I hope all goes well with him,He is such an easy going horse and wonderful with everyone that rides him,he just thinks when he wants out,he should get out...No matter how big the pasture is and how much food there is..
Kolby stayed a while with his mom yesterday for the first time in almost a year.I was leery of it,but i think all went well.he said he had a good time and so did she.I just so wish things had not worked out this way for the grandbabies...Why can't parents be good parent's anymore,,,at least try!I just don't understand that and never will.....Only thing i can see on this is just some people are not parent people...
I just pray everyday the lord gives me and the other nanna the strength,knowledge and patience to raise these little boys the best we can.They have been failed enough..I also think about the little one she is carrying now(yep!)..How will this work out?How come so many women are having babies that they do not want responsibility for caring for?????It is becoming so wide spread.Use too i said men were sorry at a high percentage..Now i believe the women are sorrier than men!How do you carry a baby inside you for 9 months(more or less) and not have some kind of love?Wheather it is an unselfish love that can give it to loving parents through adoption,or being parent yourself...This world has become a very cold hearted place i am afraid....


We will cutting wood either today or tomorrow and we have a client who wants some cleaning done up in town.Extra money is always good!It is always a godsend..We cut and deliver firewood as well for several folks,keeping price down cheaper than most we hope to add even more customers this year.It is extra money as well as cleaning the forest of old dead trees.We harvest no green..only seasoned wood.They say cold temps by Christmas.We shall see,,lol,,,
I have also spent a little time this week entering blog contest..I have won a couple of things as wll the last 2 month's..That was a nice surprise..They are fun to do and made a few christmas presents for me to give out....I try and add some on here along,i just don't want this blog to become just a contest blog...i want it to reflect other things as well..But i have had positive feedback on adding the contest and giveways ,so will continue to add for you...
Well the morning will quickly pass and my toddler will be up,so let me finish out with a couple contest for you....
until tomorrow ,good lord's willing,,,,,

~~~Betty~Simply Southern

Book Giveaway - Taming Rafe by Susan May Warren

Author Susan May Warren is giving away 25 preview copies of "Taming Rafe" on January 1 -- be one of the first to read about this bullrider and the woman who "tames" his heart.

To enter, click below and fill out the Contest Entry Form and put the words, "I want Rafe!" in the contest question answer box and hit submit. You will be entered in the contest and subscribed to Susan’s private newsletter mailing list.

She'll be announcing the winners in her January newsletter.
a book blogger giveaway!
SFist Gift Guide Giveaway -- NapaStyle
We already expounded the rustic virtues of Michael Chiarello's NapaStyle: a place that helps you get that Napa Valley look, feel, and taste. (Speaking of Chiarello, what happened to his show on KQED? Did he make the move over to the Food Network? While he's no Joanne Weir -- who is, really? -- we enjoyed watching him at times.) What's nice about the place is that it won't overwhelm you in the way that Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table will. And how.

For a quick last-minute gift, head on over to NapaStyle for a bottle of fancy vinegar. Or a fancy micoplane. Or a jar of fancy truffle salt. Or a fancy spork. (We'll double-check on that last item.) And to sweeten the deal, enter our contest and you just might win a $25 gift certificate. Yay, you!
SFist Gift Guide Giveaway -- NapaStyle
win a 25.oo gc--napa style!

Contest - December 2007 - New You with New Beauty - Part 3

i would like to present to you a prize package valued at $500 as our end-of-the-year blowout giveaway! TEMPTALIA has put together a stocked-to-the-brim makeup soft case with so many products, it’ll blow you away! ...
TEMPTALIA has put together a stocked-to-the-brim makeup soft case with so many products, it’ll blow you away! We are so stoked to be able to announce this finally, as this prize is worth $500! That’s right–$500 smackaroos–and it’s all yours for the taking (and it weighs over 10 pounds)! We want to be able to give one deserving reader the chance of a lifetime: a do-it-yourself makeover. We’re going to supply all of the goods so you can truly embrace your “New You” for 2008 with this jam-packed case of “New Beauty.”

Winner will receive…

Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads
Clinique Long Pretty Mascara
Clinique Pink Bamboo Lipstick
DuWop Lip Venom Trio
Eminence Herbal Eye Makeup Remover
Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Lotion


2 Chances to Win a $50 Gift Card in Time for Christmas

I've been working on a cycling and outdoor gear search on this site for a little over a year. I have a lot more things I want to do with it plus some things need fixing. With my limited time, it will be a while before I get to some of the things.

Here's your chance to help me and win a $50 gift card. So that I can spend my time working on things you think would make the biggest difference, I'm going to give away a gift card in return for suggestions.. cycling and outdoor gear search page
Look around, search for something you're dreaming about for Christmas. Then write a comment on this post with what you'd like added or what needs improving.


ULTRA ROB'S ADVENTURE HURRY!!!!!!!!!!MUST BE submitted by Sunday night, December 23rd.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bubble's And Kat!! Money MakingScoop!!!Check them out (contest going on now tooooo)

Hello bloggers and friends! I have a couple sited i want you to check out..I really enjoy going by and right now they have 2 wonderful contest going on that you ned to enter!
What the peeps are talking about

Hey peeps. Kat and I arent getting as many viewers as expected so me, Bubbles is going to give away a free Ipod nano. All you have to do is send Kat and I a comment with your email on it. Also put your name on it so I can announce that you won. The more comments you send the more chances you get of winning. I will put each entry that you sent on a piece of paper, put it in a pot and randomly select a winner. I will emailing you saying you won and I will mail the Ipod nano to you.

What the peeps are talking about

bubblekat!click now!!!!

make sure you take their poll while there...


Head over to money money scoop!!!

MoneyMakingScoop--enter now!
Another Christmas Giveaway - XM Satellite Radio XPressRC
December 20th, 2007 by Chris Jacobson · 1 Comment
Thanks to a friend of mine at XM Radio who e-mailed me and donated a second radio to give away to my readers. The Delphi XPressRC is the first ever colour screen satellite radio receiver. It includes a car kit, remote control and a plethora of features (see link above). MSRP: $169.99.

How do I enter?

The rules for this giveaway are the same as the first - just reply to this post and consider yourself entered.

CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MoneyMakingScoop--enter now!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pot Belly Pig at the Fireplace ! Vaccination Recall! (contest lookout as well)

The clouds are beautiful this morning!i love the strat clouds.We have a small chance of rain in the forecast as well.Finally i think for us,we have got close to coming out of drought,at least for the time being.I see water staying in the ditches again for several days after rain has left and water also is still coming out of the ditch banks up and down the road.Been a while since i saw that.I would like to see the creeks and rivers back up closer to normal,but with the exception of clear creek(whose mouth starts near here) that is not the case.
I do believe i have found a home for my pot bellied pig,arnold.She has just gotten too big for my household!When someone shows you this very cute little piglet,and says oh,,,,it just gets 35 pounds,DON'T BELIEVE THEM!!!!!!
I payed for one for my grands last year ,potty trained ,sets for you and got used to staying in house...Arnold is now about 140 pds.!And still stays in at night!Just gotten too big ...We have a fireplace we use mainly for heat.Night before last we awoke to the shrill beeping of the smoke alarm AT 2 AM..apparantly arnold had dragged her blanket too close to the fire and it was a flame!Thank goodness for smoke alarms!So time for arnold too go...That is not the only reason,i keep the fireplace grate in front of it usually,just a list of things .Not too mention new babies on the way..I am being very cautious who i give her too ,,,Too many folks see bacon and pork chops when they see her,she is a pet,not food!!!!
But i can not stress smok alarms too much right now..Before that accident even had time to get bad the alarms were going off..If you still do not have smoke alarms in your home,GET SOME!!!!They recommend one to every entry(and i do too!)of doorways.They could very well save your home and your life and your loved ones!At the cost of a few bucks a peice,get a hand full!

Certain lots of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine and the combination Hib/Hepatitis B vaccine produced by Merck & Co., Inc. have been recalled by the manufacturer. These vaccines are given to young children as part of the regular immunization schedule. The Hib vaccine prevents certain forms of meningitis and pneumonia. Merck decided to recall the vaccine because it found that the equipment used to make the vaccine could become contaminated. The vaccine in the recalled lots has not been found to be contaminated and it is not likely that a child who received a dose of the recalled vaccine will have a problem. Parents of children vaccinated with recalled vaccine within the past few weeks should watch for any signs of infection and contact their physician if there is swelling or redness at the injection site. Children who have already received this vaccine do not need to be revaccinated. Other sources of the vaccine are available, so a shortage may be avoided. At this time pediatricians are advised to discontinue use of the affected lots and to continue immunizing their patients as usual. If a temporary shortage occurs, doses could be delayed for certain ages. Children at higher risk for Hib infections should be vaccinated on schedule. For more information, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Q and A.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CONTEST LOOKOUT THIS MORNING!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Win $25 With One Post~~~I was over @ THE BLOGSCAPE this morning and they are running a neat little contest!CHECK IT OUT READERS...

I’m still thinking about drawing in traffic to the site and I’ve decided to start up a small contest. Its as simple as the title says. All you have to do is post on your blog, or website with a link back to this page.

After I confirm that you actually posted it and didn’t just say then I will leave a list of links on this page of everyone that linked here. Make sure you leave a comment telling me you did this or it won’t count! The contest ends one December 24, 11:59 PM CST. (Our Christmas gift to you.)

You get multiple entries for different things though…So you should pay close attention.

Subscribe to RSS feed: 2 entries
Add to Technorati favorites: 2 entries
Post about this contest with link: 3 entries
You can have up to 7 entries from ONE blog. Do you have multiple blogs? You can post about the contest on all..................NOW HEAD ON OVER AND ENTER YOUR POST!

blogscape!win $25.00

BabyGanics aims to rid your home of toxic chemicals while helping you get everything spotless and sparkling clean.

All BabyGanics Healthy Home products are superior in performance to conventional cleaners, safe for children, pets and the environment, non-toxic/free of harsh chemicals, and contain all natural/organic ingredients. All BabyGanics Healthy Home products are free from fillers and dyes, pollutants, caustic ingredients, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

How to enter this contest
Just leave a comment on this post by Midnight Pacific, Friday, December 21 and you’re entered to win one of each of their 4 products!

Prize valued at approximately $20. Open to legal residents of the United States 18 years of age and older. No purchase required. One entry per person. Void where prohibited by law. Important contest rules and details. By submitting your Name and Email address, you agree to.......CLICK BELOW TO ENTER!

I really like the concept of this contest!WHAT WOULD JESUS BUY???
Think about that..what do you think he would get?

Enter to Win: 'What Would Jesus Buy?

Let us know what you think by posting your opinion in the comments box below by Christmas Eve, December 24, 2007. Don't forget to include your email address where it asks for it (it won't be made public). The top five answers, ...

belief net..enter now!

while you are here make sure you look around at all the nice printouts available there! These are easy to get and the site is simple to navigate,,laid out very well!AND THEY ARE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!ENJOY!!!!!

Kids love stickers, there is no getting around it, so print out some and have fun!

Printables for kids giveaway!
The Homeschool Minute
win ''the white senaca''! ends:::December 31, 2007
This book geared for ages 12 and up makes a wonderful family read-aloud. Read the TOS reviews online and enter for a chance to win your very own .........

Holiday Giveaway: "It's a Wonderful Life" special edition train set

The folks at Lands' End have generously provided our final giveaway of the season, a special edition Lionel train set featuring scenes from the award winning film It's a Wonderful Life. This beautiful $299 O-Gauge set hearkens back to the days before video games and computers, when kids dreamed of a train set under the tree. This set doesn't disappoint with a genuine die-cast metal locomotive, two cars with opening doors and a classic red caboose.

Bohus couldn't resist taking a look inside the box and gleefully reports that the engine features a real air whistle, puffing smoke and an illuminated headlamp. The set runs on AC power and features remote-controlled forward, neutral and reverse. It also includes magnetic couplers, along with metal wheels and axles to ensure miles of trouble free service. The track features a textured roadbed to help keep everything in place. It's recommended for ages 8 and up, and I suspect grown-ups will have as much fun as kids!

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post letting us know how long you've been a Retro Thing reader........READ MORE BELOW!



Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Contest review This Week~~Almost CHRISTMAS!

Happy Tuesday!Hope your week is going well.Here in the lower south is was 22 night before last and 25 this morning at 5 am.Feels like winter change from our 80's last week.We watched the meteor shower the other night,it was very pretty.I tink we saw like 40 or 50 this time.We have pretty good visability here ,14 miles from town.Hope you were able to view it as well.
Here are a few contest going on you may want to check out.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~BEAUTYBENTOBOX CONTEST~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Get a Holiday Gift from Moor Allure Naturals
I feel like Santa Claus. Er, make it, Mrs. Claus since Beauty Bento Box will be giving away some beauty loots to three (3) lucky women (or men — if they’re interested, LOL)! You can get the chance to enjoy a holiday gift set from Moor Allure Naturals that’s valued at $190.00!

Moor Allure Naturals are created from high quality ingredients that are 99% natural (formula includes a preservative) and rich in antioxidants.

Daily use works to:

* prevent premature aging
* protect from environmental damage
* regenerate skin for pure radiance

Benefits of using Moor Allure Naturals are:

* Protect Skin from Harmful Free Radicals - ANTIOXIDANTS - for Diminished Signs of Aging
* Reduce Redness and Puffiness - ANTI-INFLAMMATORY - for a Clear Complexion
* Regenerate Skin Cells - NUTRIENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - Reclaim Youthful Radiance
* Repair Damaged Skin - BIOAVAILABLE NUTRIENTS - for Plump, Smooth and Softer Skin
* Draw out Toxins and Impurities - ASTRINGENT - Deep Cleanse Pores for Acne-Free Skin

This is such a treat for your skin this yuletide season.

Contest Mechanics:

1. The contest will run from today, 10 December 2007 and will end on Thursday, 20 December 2007, 11:59 pm...........

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~tThe Sun~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Celebrating the Holiday with $200 Cash Giveaway
By Sun on Dec 16, 2007 in Contest

To celebrate the holiday and appreciate the support from everybody who read, comment on, and link to the posts in the past year, I am running an annual giving away of $200 gift certificates in the coming week, from December 16th to 22th.

The giveaway consists of two parts:

The first part is a daily $20 giveaway for guessing the closing number of the Dow Jones/S&P/NASDAQ index of the following day from December 16th to 2oth. Winner will be chosen from those who makes the closest guess. Very simple! This part is open to everybody and entries can be made by leaving a comment with a guess number to the posts published at every midnight. Enter every day until you win more!


Everyday ME
Sallie over at Everyday Me.. life as it happens is having a blog contest and you can win a DVD copy of The League of Grateful Sons from Vision Forum. Go on over and sign up for your chance to win but hurry because the contest ends Wednesday night at midnight!
Vision Forum is giving its affiliates the opportunity to have a contest and they supply the prize, shipping, etc.. How great is that for me, and for you?! My husband and I absolutely loved the DVD The League of Grateful Sons and so that is the item we have chosen to give away.

This documentary was shot on location in Iwo Jima and it brought together the sons and fathers of WW II. These warriors are now in their 80's and returned to Iwo Jima to be mentors of what real Christian manhood looks like. These aged warriors share their love of Christ, and family, and country with a new generation that has risen up to honor their legacy! Some of these young sons never got to meet their father but have love letters from them as a lasting memento and a living legacy of what it meant to be a warrior and a man of God. I'm excited to offer it to you for free!! Click here to open a trailer that you can watch in a new window.

So, for the contest, here is what you need to do. Copy the phrase below that is in "quotation marks" and post it in your blog so you can share about the contest and then leave me a comment with the link to your post (or email me at with VF contest as subject line if the comments don't seem to be working right). You can also leave a comment in the chat box with your link to your post as well. I will accept entries until midnight PST on Wednesday. The winner will be announced Thursday morning. The DVD will be direct shipped from Vision Forum but it will take 2-3 weeks so don't plan on this as a Christmas gift for anyone ;-)

Everyday ME
As promised, WoW Insider is giving away one Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition and all the WoW goodies that come with it (estimated retail value $4,999). Under the hood of this bad boy is an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7500, 2GB Memory 667MHz, 17inch UltraSharp TrueLife WUXGA, 512MB Dual NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT w/ NVIDIA SLI, a 200GB HDD and a Blu-ray DVD player. And of course, the winner will be able to choose between the Alliance or Horde editions.

In addition to the laptop, you'll get an XPS backpack to carry it around in stuffed with WoW novels, game guides, retail boxes and more. And if you think it can't get any better, check out the full list of goodies included with your XPS notebook after the jump (including the World of Warcraft Beta Club card that contains 5 beta keys for upcoming WoW games!)

Dear me! The (Internet) dust has barely settled on our previous contest, but we here at Shoeblog are very much into the spirit of giving. Especially when giving involves shoes.

It is with great pride that we announce a NEW!! EXCITING!! GIVEAWAY!! sponsored by our fabulous Barefoot Tess gals (can you tell I’m excited?)

All you have to do is submit a comment to this entry for a chance to win a $100 coupon to be used at Barefoot Tess. The winner will be announced on December 23rd–just in time for Christmas. Need I remind you that they have wonderful selections, suited for every taste and budget?

You could go for these beautiful, classic Delman “Brett” pumps, modestly heeled at 2.5″ high, and so lady-like that people will want to carry your bags and possibly kiss your hand. Or ankle.
SHOE BLOG!click now to enter!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MY FAMILY LOVES IT!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shrek Calendar Contest: 12/17-12/22
posted by Heather on December 17th, 2007

This week we are giving away THREE neat shaped 2008 Shrek wall calendars. They are shaped like Shrek’s head! John was supposed to put the picture up with this post but last night we were up VERY late with a sick kid. He was the one that cleaned up all the throw up so I’ll cut him some slack (he’ll add the picture later though)!
Here’s what you need to do if you want to be one of the winners:
post a comment for 1 entry
post about us in your blog if you want a second entry (remember to let us know)
the contest runs from Mon 12/17 - Fri 12/22 and the winner will be announced on Saturday 12/23/07 (US residents only....CLICK AND READ MORE!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FREE HOME ED. CONTEST~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

FreeHomed--click here now!

I decided to throw this contest to bring my lurkers out into the open, and to get the word out about this website. To get a chance to win this book set, you need to add a link to this contest (anywhere) and leave a comment to let me know you did it.

FreeHomed--click here now!


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Scientists Turn Cockroaches Into Zombie Slaves

Sometimes you come across these stories such as the one's i'll add below and you just scratch your head and wonder''And excatly why would you want to do this''?
read a few and tell me what you think!What is the dtrangest story you have read lately?

~Simply southern

Israeli scientists have figured out how to turn cockroaches into zombie slaves.

They're replicated the mysterious power of the jewel wasp, also known as the emerald cockroach wasp, which incorporates the cockroach into its reproductive cycle in a most gruesome way.

Most parasitic wasps paralyze their victims, but the jewel wasp's sting mysteriously leaves a cockroach able to walk, yet robbed of all free will.
The wasp leads the zombie roach back to its lair, lays an egg in the poor creature and then lets the wasp larva eat the roach alive from the inside out.
The Israeli team, led by Frederic Libersat of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, discovered that a synthetic form of the neurotransmitter octopamine freed stung cockroaches from their zombie-like state.

They then injected other roaches with compounds that blocked octopamine -- and turned them into docile zombies.The study was documented in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Zombie roaches~click to read story!

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Police in Cheyenne say a junior high school teacher was hospitalized Monday after a student put Visine eyedrops into her drink as a prank.

Police identified the victim as 58-year-old Jo L. Miyamoto, a teacher at Johnson Junior High.

She went to the emergency room for treatment, spent the night in the hospital and was released late Tuesday.

A school receptionist said Miyamoto was back in the classroom on Thursday.
Police say that some popular movies have shown that spiking a person's drink with Visine is just a prank that can give the person diarrhea.
However, police say ingesting Visine in fact can have very serious health effects, including possibly sending the person into a coma.

Police say they intend to have the Cheyenne District Attorney's Office review the matter when their report is complete.