Help Fight Childhood Cancer!

Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? In an effort to raise the profile of childhood cancer this month, I’ve teamed up with a group of friends and bloggers from the Delaware Valley Area for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s inaugural Million Mile Run.

Together we are aiming to collectively walk 1000 miles during the month of September to raise awareness as well as raise as much money as we can to help fund childhood cancer research.

Thanks to several generous sponsors, we are also raffling off a few great prizes!!!

Find us at one of these events to buy a raffle ticket or DONATE ONLINE RIGHT NOW and get 10 entries! After you donate, simply let us know by filling out the Rafflecopter form below!

Friday Sept. 20th 12 pm – 6pm
Springfield Mall, Center Court
1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield PA

Saturday Sept. 21st 11am – 5pm
Springfield Mall, Center Court
1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA

Saturday Sept. 28th 2pm – 6pm
Springfield Bertucci’s
965 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA


Custom made stuffed animals from Build-a-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop Giveaway

Bertucci’s Gift Basket

Pair of tickets to enjoy a Lunch Cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia

Love Always little girls necklace from Jennifer Oxenford Independent Stella & Dot Consultant
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Happy Family Basket of Snacks/Treats


$25 Gift card to Barefoot Books courtesy of

Barefoot Books, Nichole Armstrong,


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NetZero 4G HotSpot and Wireless Service – GIVEAWAY!

Do you remember NetZero from back in the day? I do! My mom was all over their free dial up service back in the late 90’s. But since the dawn on Cable and FiOS connections I haven’t really thought about dial-up or NetZero and I honestly didn’t know if they still existed.

Well they do, and they’ve joined 2012 in style with a new 4G wireless service.

My mom passed away in ’04 but I have a feeling she’d be just as excited about this new service as I am. I’m pretty sure she would have signed up as soon as I told her about it because NetZero is staying true to their name and offering plans that start out at $0.00 per month.

They pretty much have a service plan that will fit every budget and usage need.

In case you are wondering what 4G is … well, think of it as broadband on-the-go. A fast wireless Internet connection that you can take with you anywhere that there is coverage. And there’s coverage across 80 cites and metro areas so there’s a nice chance that you are covered!

Here’s what the NetZero Hotspot device looks like:

It’s small enough to conveniently fit in any bag or larger pockets so you can take it with you anywhere. The HotSpot device allows up to 8 simultaneous devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.) to connect to it. There’s also a small NetZero device call the “Stick” that looks and plugs into your laptop like a USB drive and gives it wireless Internet access. You can’t share access like you can with the HotSpot though.

And yes, I named my hotspot, Hermes, and that’s the password in parenthesis. If you are within range you are welcome to hop on! :)

That is, unless you WIN YOUR OWN! Because, as the post title suggests, I do have a GIVEAWAY for you!

[Hermes = Greek god of transitions and boundaries. Quick, cunning, and moved freely between the worlds. Protector and patron of travelers. Seems appropriate, yes no?]

You can win your very own NetZero 4G HotSpot Device PLUS 3 free months of Platinum Service. Yep, that’s their top-of-the-line $49.99/month plan.

I know Santa will be bringing lots of tablets, laptops, and smartphones to families everywhere this year. In fact, he already brought a couple of Nexus 7‘s to our house and couldn’t resist delivering them early despite my weak protests.

Your family will LOVE having fast Internet access wherever they go for all their portable devices. For a chance to win, follow the directions in the form below. There are several simple ways to enter, pick whichever ones you want to do.

If you don’t want to take your chances or wait head on over to NetZero today and grab a HotSpot for yourself. (Psst, they are on sale right now!)

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* I am being compensated by NetZero to host this Giveaway promotion.

Let’s Turn Black Friday Red, White, & Blue

If you love to shop “Made in the USA” boy do I have a giveaway for you! Along with a bunch of other bloggers, I’m co-hosting a mega giveaway of American made products and gifts for kids.

This giveaway runs from Black Friday and through December 7, with winners selected each day during the first week of December.

Like the fun gift exchanges we all enjoy with friends, the first winner will have their first choice of prize, and so on, continuing until this huge pile of American-made treasures is in the hands of our readers, just in time for Christmas giving.

Prize Sponsors:

Huge thanks to these fabulous sponsors who offered their American-made products for this fun giveaway. This list of companies is a fantastic source for finding made in USA gifts. Before or after you enter, take a moment to click around and get to know our favorite resources for kids’ stuff made in the USA. Oh, and be sure to follow them on social media to show your support and to hear about upcoming products and promotions.

K’Nex | On Facebook | On Twitter | On Pinterest
K’Nex are the world’s most creative construction and building toys.
Prize: K’Nex Classics 50 Model Building Set with over 700 pieces

Piggy Paint | On Facebook | On Twitter | On Pinterest
Natural, Non-toxic Nail Polish, “Natural As Mud”
Prize: MistleToes Gift Set

Oh Say USA | On Facebook | On Twitter | On Pinterest
Made in USA Store for one-stop All-American-made shopping online.
Prize: All American Toy Collection in a handmade stocking

Pure Play Kids | On Facebook | On Twitter | On Pinterest
Battery-free, Creative Toys with a Focus on Toys Made in USA.
Prize: Wooden Fire Truck Toy | On Facebook | On Twitter
An Online Source for Things Made in the USA, including toys.
Prize: A $100 gift certificate 

Vermont Teddy Bear Co. | On Facebook | On Twitter | On Pinterest
Gifts & teddy bears stuffed with love in Vermont.
Prize: 15″ Hoodie Footie Bear

Cuddle Smart | On Facebook | On Twitter | On Pinterest
Smart Textiles for Smart Parents! Antimicrobial Baby Products.
Prize: Fold & Go Antimicrobial Changing Pad

Zooguu | On Facebook | On Twitter 
Plush toys, handmade just for you!
Prize: Medium Plush Toy of your choice

Channel Craft | On Facebook 
Authentic American Toys, Games, & Puzzles
Prize: $10 toy, game, or puzzle of your choice

Tailgate 500 | On Facebook | On Twitter
An addicting car racing table game for parties or family game night.
Prize: A Tailgate 500 Game Set

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty | On Facebook | On Twitter
Play with your Thinking Putty at home, school, work, the car, anywhere! Prize: A Trio of Tins of Thinking Putty

Hank Player USA | On Facebook | On Twitter | On Pinterest
Cool graphic tees for infants, toddlers and boys and girls of all ages.
Two Prizes: 2 long sleeved t-shirts, winners choose

Seven Acre Toys | On Facebook | On Twitter | On Pinterest
Fun, safe, and environmentally friendly all natural wooden toys.
Prize: Maple & Walnut Start Stacker Toy

Butterscotch Blankees | On Facebook | On Twitter | On Pinterest
Personalized gifts with love. Blankets, pillows, accessories & dresses.
Prize: A full-sized, personalized acrylic blanket

Our Promotional Sponsors:
The following sites are showing their USA Love by co-hosting this event on their blogs.  Take a moment to get to know these fabulous bloggers who write about a wide range of topics. This season, they are helping to turn Black Friday Red, White, & Blue!


USA Love List: Stuff We Love, Made in the USA on Facebook | Twitter Pinterest

How to Enter: 

We like to keep our giveaways flexible and allow our readers to enter in whatever ways they are most comfortable. There are a LOT of entry options below, but don’t be overwhelmed. They are not required… however, the more entry options you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. The more entries the better because you could even win more than one prize! Some entry options are available for daily entry so bookmark us and come back!
Just click the Do It! button for further instructions on each entry.  Prizes will begin to be distributed on 12/1 and this giveaway will close at midnight on 12/6. The winners will be randomly selected, verified for correct entry participation, and notified by email.
If you’ve already entered one contest on USA Love List, entering another will be even easier. Visit USA Love List’s Giveaways Page to find out about other active offers to join.

Uprinting Business Card Giveaway!

Despite the digital age that we live in, if you are in business (or even blogging semi-casually) you should have plenty of business cards on hand at all times! You never know when one will come in handy. Just the other day I was asked for my card by a friend who knows me but wanted to pass it on AND I DIDN’T HAVE ANY ON ME! DUH!

This is where an affordable business cards printing company comes in handy. I like Uprinting because they offer several types and sizes of business cards. Right now I just have plain-jane standard cards but I’m really partial to the die-cut leaf shaped cards.

What do you think? What kind of cards do you like best? Think about it and then enter below for your chance to win a set of 250 premium die-cut business cards from Uprinting.

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Prize Information:
250 Die-cut Business Cards for one (1) winner.
2×3.5″ Rounded Corners, 2×2″ Rounded Corners, 1.75×3.5″ Rounded Corners, 2×3.5″ Leaf, 2×3.5 Rounded one corner, 2×3.5″ Half-Circle Side, 2×3.5″ Oval, or 2.5″ Circle
14pt Cardstock Gloss / Matte / High Gloss (UV), or 13pt Cardstock Uncoated
6 Business days print turnaround time
Free US shipping only

1. This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old and above.
2. No prize substitutions allowed.
3. Winners are allowed to win once over a six-month period.
4. Only email addresses used for the giveaway will be eligible to claim the prize.
5. See Terms on entry form for full restrictions.

You should assume that I will receive free print products in exchange for the post. Any and all reviews posted are based solely on my own experience and may be atypical. Please practice due diligence in making any related purchase decisions. Interested to hold a giveaway like this? Please sign up here.

Chick-fil-A Old School Games and Kid’s Meal Prize Pack GIVEAWAY!

Chick-fil-A is one of our favorite fast food places to eat at as family. Though, I should say Quick Service Restaurant as manager used to emphasize when I worked at Chick-fil-A as a teen. Yes, I was even a Crew Leader for 2 years before moving on!

A lot has changed since my time at Chick-fil-A and that includes a recent healthy improvement to their Kid’s Meals. You can now opt for Grilled Nuggets as the entree and Buddy Fruits® Pure Blended Fruit To Go applesauce as a side. (We always opt for the fresh fruit salad!)

One thing hasn’t changed at Chick-fil-A though, that’s their old school values. Now Chick-fil-A gives us this fun app loaded with a ton of printable old school games you can play as a family. And there’s a fun quiz that pretty much nailed me. I’m The Bomb Dot Com and why, yes, I just might have a scrunchie or slap bracelet in a drawer somewhere…

Check out the app for yourself right here and when you’re done enter the giveaway below for a prize pack of 3 free kid’s meals coupons.

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