Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pay It Forward Back To School Giveaway Blog Hop Signup

Emptynester Reviews, Mom Does Reviews and Powered By Mom!

When I was preparing to send my 4 kids back to school and the it did not cost as much, 
but at the time I found ways to save on clothing. I always made my kids clothes, sewing my boys and girls shirts, skirts, coats and my boys pants. Then I only had to buy shoes, socks, underwear.
And also when my kids were going to school fortunately most school 
supplies were supplied to them by the school with the exception of the kids 
just wanting a pencil box, some fun erasers, a couple of paper folders.  
And at that time, book bags or backpacks weren't used yet. But today this is all a different 
story there are so many out of work and needing some help, 
so I am joining this Back To School Giveaway Blog Hop
Come join up for a giveaway to help as many fans as there are bloggers 
participating! So if 100 of you sign up, there will be 100 prizes to give to 
100 lucky fans, PLUS the Grand Prize of $150!  This event will take place 

August 8th- August 19th. 

Click Here to sign up and don't forget to tell them that 
Karren Haller or Oh! My Heartsie sent  you! Thanks! :) 

Check Your Links

If your link is not here or it is not right please email me at karrenh@gmail.com  I do feel there are 2 links missing from this list, I just want to make sure that if you signed up I include you.

I have also included more prizes to sweeten the pot, stop by and take a look Moms Day Off Link

Thank you Karren

  1. @#!/freezerfriend
  2. @ruthhill74
  3. @wildnmild4u
  4. @RebelSweetHrt
  5. @ thefrugalwife
  6. @tomtograndma
  7. @SammyHeartSavin
  8. @wildnmild4u
  9. www.facebook.com/BarbarasBeat
  10. www.facebook.com/LoveBakesGoodCakes
  11. www.facebook.com/Momayesdiary
  12. www.facebook.com/saviorcents
  13. www.facebook.com/AllThingsAbbyBlog
  14. www.facebook.com/pages/Fun-with-Fragrance/214710405235165?ref=hl
  15. www.facebook.com/NaturalHairLatina
  16. www.facebook.com/PinterestFanatic
  17. www.facebook.com/pages/Serenity-you/143173902426693
  18. www.facebook.com/Sisterssavingcents
  19. www.facebook.com/momstriedandtested
  20. www.facebook.com/pages/My-Turn-for-us/389065057815154
  21. www.facebook.com/pages/Two-Little-Sea-Stars/198994180139926
  22. www.facebook.com/pages/GPN-Giveaways/350621368348164
  23. www.facebook.com/pages/Freebies-Galore-And-A-Whole-Lot-More/128725087196351
  24. www.facebook.com/icefairystreasurechest
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  26. www.facebook.com/pages/50Plus-Single-BBW/181891605181392
  27. www.facebook.com/SAHMandTW
  28. www.facebook.com/maryscupoftea
  29. www.facebook.com/momwich
  30. www.facebook.com/fishingforsavings
  31. http://facebook.com/thismomsaidwhat
  32. http://pinterest.com/gameonmom/
  33. http://pinterest.com/phxmommaof4/

Mt. Baker Candy Co.Candy Giveaway

This Giveaway is done by SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways
Mt. Baker Candy Co. in Bellingham, Washington has been hand making fudge, chocolates, caramel apples, and other delicious treats since 2006. Now fudge lovers across the country can enjoy this gourmet confection that our local customers have loved for years.

Our rich, decadent fudge is handmade in small batches using a secret fifty-year-old recipe. We use the finest ingredients available to create more than thirty mouth-watering varieties, from your favorite classics to unique flavors you won’t find anywhere else.
I choose the Chocolate Walnut and here is there description for it:
Sometimes you want to stick with the classics. Our traditional chocolate walnut fudge is packed with fresh walnuts and is sure to bring back memories of your grandma's fudge. It's an old fashioned flavor that will definitely please every palate.
The Chocolate Walnut fudge was shipped in a styrofoam cooler and with us having 90+ degree days it kept the fudge from melting. I like how it was packed and sealed. I cut off a piece right while I was blogging and the fudge is so good. My husband & I love fudge so this only lasted two days in my house. I like all the different flavors they have and ordering was simple and easy.
My mom and son are M&M fans so I think I know what I can get them as a treat. I love finding gift ideas through my reviews.
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a 1/2 pound box of fudge in winners choice of flavor. This is open to the US lower 48 states only and ends 8/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win!
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The US Win More Gold Medals~Micheal Phelps And The Women's Gymnasts Team!!

July 31, 2012 Olympics In London 

Where and how does Micheal Phelps get his strength and inspiration?
He has had challenges in his life, being diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
ADHD in childhood, and dealt with divorced parents at an early age and raised by
a single mother and in school experience bullying, but in spite of this he excelled.
He was recognized at a young age for having talent and by channeling his 
energy look at what he has accomplished, he has won
19 Olympic medals and has set numerous world records!!

And then we have the on the final day the Womens Gymnasts
Some teenagers might find it hard to handle the pressure, however the 5 girls on the
women's gymnastics team have shown the world there hard work and perseverance
to become world champions in the 2012 Olympics 
Quote; 'We knew we could do it. We just had to pull out all the stops,' 
said Miss Raisman, the team captain.

Read more Here  And here the most awesome Photos 
No matter who is competing it gives us a place in our hearts as Americans that
makes us feel so proud that they represent our country!! 

Gymnast in the Olympics 2012 Feature Gabby Douglas

Photo Credit prweb.com
TIME magazine's 2012 Olympic issue

Today I wanted to continue my feature on the Olympics, a few stories about the athletics that have started for the most part at a very young age, some with experienced training and others that found training through their community centers.

My feature is about Gabby Douglas, Gabby is 16 years old. I watched the Olympics last night and she caught my attention, they call her the "flying squirrel" for her performance on the parallel bars and has the biggest smile. 

She started gymnastics when she was 6 years old, after her sister convinced her mother to let her do gymnastics. When she was 14 she moved from her home in Virginia to West Des Moines, Iowa to train with the same trainer Liang Chow, that coached Shawn Johnson the 2008 Olympic balance beam champion.  You can only imagine all that she has put on hold to reach for her goals, no playing with her little girls friends, having lots of sleep overs, all things little girls do while growing up.

I think that anyone that takes on the goal of any 
athletic sport has a desire buried so deep 
inside that it gives them the courage to keep going day after day. 
The pain the agony, the defeat and accomplishments
 are outstanding and create great character!! 
The American Dream, that there is choice and the desire
to reach out and make dreams come true!!
"If You Believe, You Can Achieve"
The support from their families is admirable!! 
Watch for my story tomorrow, 
it will be about someone that catches my eye tonight.
Monday's Story
Time To Take The Plunge Into This Weeks Goals

For Another Interesting Story Please Visit 
Teri's  Little Heaven

Denied!! Brits End With Bronze

If You Like What You Are Reading Please Share The Stories With Your Friends!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Time To Plunge Into This Weeks Goals Monday

One of my favorite parts of the Olympics is Synchronized swimming, so I thought, lets plunge into the new week and share this 
awesome sample of girls participating in this sport in London 2012

Now Do you wonder how they all look like they just got out of
a makeup artist's chair, well I did, so I found this fun quick video to share.

So as we plunge into our week with our goals! 
The girls in the video must have set 
themselves BIG goals for achieving their dreams!! 
What are your goals for this week? 

Now Jennifer over at Teri's Litle Haven has given me a challenge and were going to collaborate with challenging each other with Olympic Highlights, Here is Teri s Link stop by and read her post, Teri's Little Haven
Terri's Little Haven and Jenn Too

Enter The Giveaway to Win 4 Zuo Turbo Bar Stools #Blogboost 8/15

Welcome to the Zuo Turbo Bar Stool Giveaway it is being sponsored by AtoZStores.com and hosted by Children Teaching Mama  The giveaway winner will receive 4 beautiful Zuo Turbo Bar Stools that retail at $1600!

The Turbo stool has a cozy seat molded from ABS plastic, and sits on a sturdy chrome steel tube frame. These are perfect for commercial or residential use! You can see more at Atoz Stores

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter & let them know Oh! My Heartsie referred you to enter! There are several daily entry options, so be sure to come back each day to get those entries! The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 15th and is open to United States residents 18+!

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Amazon Giftcard FREE Blogger Opportunity, Worldwide

Amazon Gift Card FREE Blogger Opportunity, Worldwide

If you would like to participate in the 
Amazon gift card to a lucky reader, anywhere in the world!! 
Giveaway starts August 18, 2012.
You can sign up at Mama Papa Barn

Dinner On Me

The August 2012 Event!

This event is Hosted by ATD Surviving Mommy Hood.

Event will run from August 5th - August 30th 2012

Event will be open to US residents.

Dinner's on Me!

$300 worth of Restaurant Gift Cards Giveaway

The Prize(s)

1 Grand Prize Winner will get: $150 worth of Gift Cards

(1) Olive Garden $30 GC, (1) Chili's$30 GC, (1) Pf Changs $30GC, (1) Red Robin $30 GC, (1) AppleBee's $30 GC

10 additional Winners will get:

(1) $15 Subway Gift Card


FREE link: In order to get a free facebook or twitter link. You must promote the"Dinner's on Me! event" through a blog post. The html to do this quick and easy can be found here.

  • If you choose NOT to post about this event you may pay $2 for the 1st link.

Additional links up to 3 fb, twitter, pinterest, email subscription {} $3 for each additional link

Sponsor A Page

  • Have an entry page linked to your blog. You will have a fb, twitter or pinterest page. The Rafflecopter will link to your blog page. $7 for each page you sponsor

Co-Host Spot

  • There are 2 spots available to co-host. As a co-host you will get your blog name and link on each participating blog. $10 for the co-host spot

Sign Up For this Event HERE

Nexus 7 Event Announcement

The Nexus 7 Giveaway Event 

hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: Nexus 7 Tablet

The event dates: 8/16 - 9/6

Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted

Saturday, July 28, 2012

85% Off Premium Brands

When You sign up you can receive up to 
85% off premium brands and free 
shipping on orders over $99.
Be sure to click on the banner to check them out!

Enter For a Chance To Win~Just What I Want Sweepstakes 8/19

Freebies Galore And Giveaways Too! , ADA'S 2 CENTS and some awesome Bloggers have come together to bring you this awesome giveaway!

A few terrific Sponsors providing some terrific prizes!  There will be a case of popcorn from the Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company , a $25 Gift Card for  Restrautrants.com , 2 $10 Gift Cards to Lowe's, a $ 10 Gift Card to Barnes and Noble,  a box of Children's oxylent, a supply of (1 2 oz. bottle) of  ALGAE OMEGA.  Both of these are from Nordic Naturals, 2 coupons for Free snacks from Snikiddy , and a few others that will be added by the start of the giveaway 

The giveaway will run from 7/28 at 9 P.M. to 8/19 at 9P.M.
This event is open WORLDWIDE

 For this giveaway, you will be entering by way of Giveaway Tools.  It is really super easy and cheat proof. Please wait for the widget to load and if you are having problems, try refreshing the page.   Just follow the steps below and GOOD LUCK!

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~Disclosure- The Terms and Conditions apply.They are listed on the widget.  Oh! My Heartsie is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Freedom Friday Blog Hop

 The past few weeks I have been featuring the Freedom Friday blog hop on Oh! My Heartsie

My Turn For Us blog every week has Freedom Fridays for sharing your links back to your blog 
for you amazing and talented people. Link up your awesome posts such as Recipes, Tutorials, 
Inspirational and Creative Writing, Photos, Crafts, Needlework, DIY and even Giveaways.
Just about everything that is family friendly and and is not for sale is welcome. 

This is one of the necklaces I created sometime back

 And the most important, please visit as many others as possible and leave comments. 
We all love visits from our friends and chatting with them:) 
And the more you visit the more that will visit you:)

Please add a link to a specific post not the main page of your blog :)
And be sure to visit the host  Freedom Fridays and follow her blog see what she has featured.

Stack Your Stats! Change Your SEO ~With Featured Blog "Nanna of 3" #Bloboost

We all need help in working on stats, so
"Stack Your Stats" and we all show support to follow and meet new blogging friends
not to mention working on lowering our Alexa that one has me puzzled, lol 

"Stack Your Stats" to offer the opportunity to build on your social media stats.
Please enter your Twitter (@myllls and your link) Facebook (Fanpage url and FB)
Pinterest (Name and P)
Networked Blogs (Blog Link and NB)
Blog Link so I can come visit BL)
For each that you enter follow as many (enter 3 follow 3)
Comment Please..................
What are your ideas on how to improve your Stats?

How many times in a day do you share your blog posts
to improve the chances of them being read?

Please Hit The Retweet Button

Follow Me on Pinterest

If you would like to share Stack Your Stats on your
blog you are welcome to do so,
grab the banner, and the Linkz Code, write a blurp, spread the
word and join in the "Stack Your Stats"

Of Interest: And Article I wrote The Social Media Examiner [Click Here]

Grab The get the InLinkz code

My Feature for this week is Nanna of 3
She grabbed the Stack Your Stats Banner and Linky 
and placed it on her blog to share.
If you do this and I visit your blog and find it you too can be featured!!!

Of Interest: And Article I write [Click Here]

Here is another blog you can stop by and enter you blogs to gain more support!!

Ink Garden

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bay Area Mommy's Diamond Fire Giveaway8/15

Bay Area Mommy

Bay Area Mommy is celebrating her 1st blog anniversary with a giveaway for a Kindle Fire (or $200 Amazon gift card) and 2 Diamond Candles.

Kindle Fire is open worldwide but the 2 Diamond Candles is restricted to the US only since they don't ship outside the US.

Giveaway will run from July 25, 12:01am EST to August 15, 11:59pm EST. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: Oh! My Heartsie Blog is not responsible for prize shipment.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Soda Stream Giveaway #Blogboost 7/31

My husband and I are MAJOR soda lovers. We spend an endless amount of money feeding our Mountain Dew and Diet Pepsi habits. I was extremely excited to get the goodies pictured above. I have always been curious about the SodaStream and have heard it is a great way to conserve money rather than continuously buying 12-24 packs of soda at the store.

**The advantages of SodaStream's Home Carbonation System include:

  • Convenience: No need to carry heavy bottles from the store. The SodaStream system is simple to use and requires no batteries or electricity.
  • Environmentally-Friendly: SodaStream is an "Active Green" solution that minimizes the huge eco-footprint caused by the manufacture, transport and waste of plastic bottles.
  • Variety: SodaStream offers over 100 flavors to suit everyone’s taste. Regular, diet, natural, fruity flavors, ice tea, energy drinks, sport drinks, tonic and many more.
  • Space Saver: No need to store bottles of beverages or empty bottles for recycling in your home.
  • Personalization: Make drinks just the way you love them… more bubbles, less bubbles, sweeter or lighter, even create your own flavor!
  • Family Fun: The system is quick and easy to use. It's fun for everyone and kids just love it!
  • Value for Money: Great savings compared to pre-packed carbonated water and beverages.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed: SodaStream drinks makers are of extremely high quality and include a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
The eco-friendly features of this product are attractive to me. I have a family of four and it seems like we have a LOT of trash so minimizing our collection of cans and bottles is a great selling feature of the SodaStream. It is also SO incredibly easy to use. The machine has no confusing parts to put together or electrical equipment. You open the back and put the carbonator in, fill the bottle with water, twist it into place, push the button a few times to carbonate the water, untwist your bottle, pour your syrup in and that's all there is to it! The bottle makes one liter of soda and is reusable, so no bottles are going in the trash.

I tried the root beer and lemon-lime flavors. I must say, the SodaStream soda has a much more natural flavor than any soda I've ever tasted. The directions tell you to push the carbonator button three times. I had to push it five or six times to get it to a carbonation good enough for me but the flavor is great! Lemon-lime can be compared to Sprite for me but the difference in nutrition facts is outstanding.
The SodaStream syrups have a significantly fewer amount of calories, sugar, and carbs. You have to make sure your water is VERY cold before using the SodaStream. I stored a bottle of cold water in the fridge for a couple of hours and the soda tasted much more comparable to name brands. If the water isn't cold enough, I noticed the soda tended to go flat.
The SodaStream is also cost effective. You can shop on their Web site or at various retailers around the world (JCPenney, Target, Staples, Sears, and more). Every 10th soda mix you buy is FREE and each bottle of mix contains the equivalent of 33 cans of soda. These can be purchased for as low as $4.99. A 24-pack of soda cans here in Indiana costs around $6.99 ON SALE, so the SodaStream is extremely cost effective.
Will the SodaStream replace my Mountain Dew? Probably not, but it is a great "filler" or alternative to drinking an excessive amount of Mountain Dew. Plus I feel more comfortable letting my kids drink from it, because neither of them are allowed to have soda at this point in their lives due to the high sugar content. I can reduce my carbon footprint a bit with this nifty little machine too!
One lucky reader will receive a:
Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit ($99.95)
It includes:

Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

Enter on the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!
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This giveaway is open to the U.S. only. Winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. The giveaway begins July 24 at 12:01a.m. and ends July 31 at 11:59p.m. Kara's Deals and Steals was given a SodaStream product to try and review. Oh! My Heartsie is not responsible for shipment of the prize. I will report the winner's information to the sponsor. All opinions are 100% mine.

Wordless Wednesday

Hello there, "Digger" and I have been enjoying the 
company of "Create With Joy" now for a couple of
weeks, there is nothing better than to meet new friends, 
I hope you will join in as well.

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