Win $100 Amazon cash, Facebook blast


How many Facebook friends do you have?   Do people turn to you for the funniest quotes or watch in envy at the great vacation?  Jon our Facebook Blast and see what everyone is doing. It could win you $100.

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck!

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A gift of a good book, Bethlehem Books Mission Giveaway event

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Kids need to read. The struggle becomes what will they read. Some children's books are engaging, but the story lines may not have the best intention. The key is to find books that appeal to children yet provide a good moral. Bethlehem Books provides that balance. 

About Our Sponsor

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FOR THOSE of you who don't know us—Bethlehem Books is a small, home grown publishing company dedicated to restoring to children and families a treasury of wholesome, character-building literature. We are more than just a business. Our work springs from the heart of the Bethlehem Community of Benedictine Oblates, a lay group of families and single people which began in 1971. Years of educating our children at home had acquainted us with libraries and second-hand stores and had shown us a wealth of good children's literature published during the last fifty years. To our pleased surprise this appreciation has developed into an actual "rescue mission" of reprinting a few of these good books which rest on solid moral values of a Christian Culture. We publish tried and true historical fiction, adventure tales, biographies, and family stories which help children and young adults expand their imagination and understand the past. Over the years, we have watched many good books disappear from library shelves. In 1994 we launched our book apostolate to help remedy this situation. So far we have published over eighty books and are looking forward to reprinting many more.

The Prizes

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 One $100 gift certificate for any combination of Bethlehem Books print and eBooks, plus a $100 gift certificate to give away. Keep: $100 Gift Certificate for any combination of Bethlehem Books (Print & eBooks) Share: $100 Gift Certificate for any combination of Bethlehem Books (Print & eBooks)

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on 4/15/14 12:01 am EST and Close on 4/18/14 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.

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Mission Giveaway started with Madame Deals and her $100 story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people help each other! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are Mission Giveaway! To ask about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer. Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us. Find our official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.

Clean slate to better eating - Total Colon Cleanse and Detox 7 Day Weight Loss Slim System

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. In just a few short weeks, shorts season will be here. After being stuck inside all winter long, the idea of shorts, tank tops and (oh no) swimsuits makes me break out into a sweat. Of course, I've been working out like always, but my eating habits haven't been the best. From that extra glass of wine to a cookie (or two) for dessert, my shorts might not be a great choice. I need to get back on track. That's why I went on the Total Colon Cleanse and Detox 7 Day Weight Loss Slim System

This product offers a quick way to get your body back on track in a short amount of time. The idea is to detox your system through a cleanse. The product allows the body to rid the digestive system of waste and toxins. In turn, your body can be bettered prepared to absorb good nutrients and feel more energized. Before taking any product, it is best to consider your lifestyle and conditions. 

If you are looking to cleanse your system, this product might be right for your lifestyle. I would highly recommend drinking lots of water with this product and eat relatively healthy while taking it. I found that more fruits and vegetables and less heavy foods worked best. As with any supplement, individual results do vary and the product shouldn't be take for extended periods of time. I would say this product could be a good way to kickstart a diet or lifestyle change. 

The Total Colon Cleanse and Detox 7 Day Weight Loss Slim System can be purchased online at for $19.99.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Writing precision with Pentel - review

I have a simple question to ask - how often do you sit down and write?  I mean write with a pen and a piece of paper, like a thank you note, list or just a doodle?  Even if it's just signing your name on documents, a good pen is imperative. For me, that pen is my ? from Pentel.

From writing notes to the teacher to filling out school forms, my Pentel pens make fast, easy work. The best part is the ink dries quickly and there are no smudges. After spending years handwriting tests in law school (yes, I'm a dinosaur), I tend to have strong opinions on pens. The Pentel pens have a comfortable, yet firm grip. I know that I wouldn't get writer fatigue with these office pens.

A good addition to the line is the twist erase pencil. Since I always have a pencil or two in my purse for kids' homework assignments, this mechanical pencil is great for them. First, I don't have a mess in my purse. I don't have to worry about pencil points poking me when I'm digging in my purse. Second, the size is good for smaller hands. It is easy to use and convenient.

The Pentel line of pens and pencils can be purchased online at This website is a great source for office supplies, promotional products, promotional shirts,  and office stationary

Disclosure: I received these items to review. All opinions are my own. 

Favado app hops into eggs-cellent Easter savings - #Favadoapp review

Planning a family brunch at home can be a burden. Putting aside the family dynamics, the question that must be asked is what will you serve? For families on a budget, the traditional Easter ham and sides followed by the bountiful desserts can empty a wallet. This year the Favado app brings families eggs-cellent savings.

Favado is a grocery app that shows the user what is on sale at your local grocery store. It is a fast, easy way to compare prices, get coupons and save on your grocery bill. From the dozens of eggs to dye to the sides for the Easter ham, Favado will help keep the food budget under control.

eggs-cellent-easter-savings-recipesAs a busy mom, I don't have the time to scan all the ads for the best deals. Even if I had the time, it seems like I always miss something. With the Favado app, I can search for stores, items or even keep favorite items on a watch list. Plus, the app can alert me to special items on sale. Now while I'm waiting at the swim practice, I can make my shopping list and pocket some savings. The extra savings can go to buying me a new pair of shoes.

With Easter around the corner, it seems that every store is having a sale on eggs, ham and Easter candy. The sales and advertisements can become overwhelming. The Favado app simplifies the prices and store in your fingertips. Now I can decide whether that one cent savings is worth the 15 minute drive.

The convenience of the Favado app on a smartphone makes even last minute shopping easy. Busy weeknight dinners can a mess. No one knows what to eat. With the Favado app, dinner can be the best weekly grocery store sale. Simple and easy.

This Spring simplify the Easter brunch shopping list with savings from the Favado app. It might not help with Aunt Edna's complaining, but the extra savings could buy a relaxing spa day Easter Monday. 

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Favado. The content and thoughts are original.

Tweet to win, $100 Amazon cash, Twitter blast


Do you tweet? Would you rather see what others have to share in 140 characters or less?  Check out these Twitter accounts. It might bring you $100 Amazon cash. 

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Twitter blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck!

If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

Get Happy with a furry friend, The Happys review/giveaway

Many kids wants a furry little friend to be their playmate. The fun of chasing balls, mastering tricks and sharing a little happiness is a big part of playing. Now every household can have an adorable, furry friend with the new toy, The Happys.

The Happys are a new toy from Cepia, the makers of ZhuZhu Pets. These toys are very realistic furry friends. From adorable puppies to cute kittens, The Happys are ready to earn a place in your heart. 

The Happys can sit, pounce and play. As they play and learn, The Happys can unlock treats and accomplish more tricks. Each characters special treat unlocks an unique trick. The puppy might beg or the kitten could pounce. The more a child plays with the toy, the more the toy reacts. 

Since The Happys have a motorized component, these pets work best on a harder surface. Tile and hard wood floor has better playing opportunities than plush carpet.
My kids have been asking for a pet for a long, long time. While we have a vacation dog (we get to pet sit while our friends go on vacation), the kids have been wanting a pet of their own. With our busy schedules, I have been very reluctant to get a pet. The Happys are a perfect solution to our dilemma. The kids get the "play" fun of a cute, furry pet without the chores (ie clean-up). Everyone is happy! 

The Happys will be available for purchase this Spring at Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, Justice and Radio Shack. 
Would you like to have The Happys in your home?  Please use the Rafflecopter to enter. 
Disclosure: I received this item to review as part of a campaign. All opinions are my own.