Monday, September 28, 2009

There Is a Little "Geek" in All of Us!

Most of you that follow my blog will know that I have written many times about website hosting. And how the right web hosting company can help boost your website or business. However, most of us do not want to spend a fortune on web hosting, especially if you just starting out with a new business.

Web Hosting Geeks is a really neat website that has a comparative list of many web hosting companies. All are reviewed and rated by 1 to 5 stars. The cool thing about this site is that you can pretty much have your pick from the best web hosting companies, yet pay what you can afford. From what I could see you can pay under $10 a month for web hosting services, and with that you will receive at least one free domain name registration, and of course a 30 day money back guarantee.

Web Hosting Geeks has a ton of information on web hosting and also articles on how to save money with web hosting! Do not feel too overwhelmed, calm down, and look around! Their site is pretty easy to navigate! I love that as soon as you click on the site all the comparison web hosting companies are right there. No searching needed! Check them out!







Custom Rolled Poster WINNER

WINNER ANNOUNCED for the Custom Rolled Poster from Uprinting!

Congrats: Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a great giveaway!

ENTRY 1. Hm... my hubby has a lot of different interests, but one of them is his love of coffee... so, I'd love to take a photo of some old coffee grinders, coffee sacks, etc in a setting... and then put that poster above where he keeps his "coffee counter" in our kitchen.

or... our antique typewriter with some old printer's blocks, his grandfather's old pipes and some other antique//vintage items to hang in his office.

or.. just kidding, but oh so many things are running in my head!

ENTRY 2. I follow :o)

ENTRY 3, 4 & 5. I have your button

ENTRY 6 & 7. I just left comments on some past posts. (cuz I am finally catching up to my blog reading again!)




Don't forget the winner has 2 days to respond! Make sure to enter my other giveaways located at the top of my blog! :)




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Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Bloggest Loser Sunday Update

The Bloggest Loser Sunday Update!

Is it that time already? Well, this week has been up and down. I exercised a few times, half way followed my diet. I think what I really need is a change of schedule and pace. A couple of mornings this last week, I woke up pretty early and exercised. Early morning and night is the best time for me to get a workout in.

I had eggs and coffee every morning this week..and a couple of lunches I had Tuna. However, I will say my greatest struggle is between 2 and 5pm! I can hardly take it lol It's like this voice whispering to me from the kitchen. I know I can overcome this part. I have so many times before...

I really need to focus!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no good news to report as far as the scale.. in fact when I stood on it this morning, I nearly chucked it out the window! Surely it's malfunctioning!!!! GRRR

I think I am going to try the Biggest Loser 6 week DVD exercise challenge! I just finished "watching" the DVD while I was riding the stationary bike. The DVD is definitely something I can do during the day with my kids playing around me.

My youngest brother was married this last week.. and I suddenly felt my age! I am tired of feeling tired..and rolling out of bed. lol Time to make a change. Calories in and Calories Out!



Until next week!

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

List Your Giveaways

Link Up Your Giveaways Here! Make sure to put your End Date Along with your Entry! :)






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Aloha Friday


An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.
I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a
comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!


My Question:

Did you have a Main Chore you were responsible for growing up?

My Answer:

YES! lol I was number 3 of 8 kids.. and my job was Laundry! I was responsible for 10 peoples laundry! lol UGH laundry I hate it!!! (That is probably why I often forget the clothes in the washing machine) lol







Win 250 Custom Greeting Cards from Uprinting ~ Giveaway




This offer from Uprinting couldn't be more perfect! Going right into the holidays.. full force it seems that all the normal responsibilities like Christmas lists, shopping, decorating, and greeting cards are creeping quickly upon us!

What YOU CAN WIN?


Are you ready for it? 1 of my Readers will win (250 ct.) 7 x 5" (folded to 3.5 x 5") Custom Greeting Cards ($96 value)!!!!! Okay is this not amazing??? Uprinting offers some really beautiful greeting card printing or you can just add a family photo to the front of the cards!

Free UPS Ground within United States


How YOU CAN WIN?

1. Please leave a comment telling how you would use the Greeting Cards if you win! (Mandatory)

All Extra Entries Please leave a separate comment for each one!

2. Subscribe to my Blog ( 2 entries)

3. Follow my BLOG

4. Grab my Button (right hand side) (3 entries)

5. Follow my on Twitter (2 entries)

6. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave your tweet link in a comment!

7. Blog about this giveaway linking back to my post and toUprinting! (5 entries)

8. Leave a comment on any post here on my Blog and let me know here in the comments. (2 entries)

9. Become a Fan on Facebookhere! (2 entries)

Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email. The winners will have 2 days to collect their prize, in the event I do not hear back from the winners, I will then choose new winners! (Make sure you email me back asap if you win, the company needs your winning information before Oct 16)

Giveaway Ends October 14th!




** I have to let you know due to the new FTC rules that I am also receiving the same prize as the winner. This is for hosting the giveaway!





What DO YOU Think of this?????


School children singing Obama's praises? I forgot the song that was made for Bill Clinton, and George Bush.. Oh wait.. maybe there weren't any.. hmm.





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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Win Vinyl Banner from Uprinting (Free Shipping too WOO HOO ) CLOSED

UPrinting.com has done it again!!! Did you know one of the products they offer is the Vinyl Banner with Grommets? It measures 24" by 36"!

These Banners can be used for parties, weddings, youth events, church events, car washes, birthday parties...You Name it! The Vinyl Banners come in a very durable material with heavy duty Grommets

that will hang nicely.. (no ripping).


What You Can Win?

1 Lucky Reader will receive 1 Vinyl Banner from UPrinting! You can customize your own Banner printing! 24" by 36"! (This prize is worth $62) Be sure to check out these awesome photo quality vinyl banners at UPrinting!


Shipping: Free UPS Ground within United States

What Can YOU DO to Win?

1. Please leave a comment telling how you would use this Vinyl Banner if you won. (Mandatory)


All Extra Entries Please leave a separate comment for each one!

2. Subscribe to my Blog ( 2 entries)

3. Follow my BLOG

4. Grab my Button (right hand side) (3 entries)

5. Follow my on Twitter (2 entries)

6. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave your tweet link in a comment!

7. Blog about this giveaway linking back to my post and to Uprinting! (5 entries)

8. Leave a comment on any post here on my Blog and let me know here in the comments. (2 entries)

9. Become a Fan on Facebook here! (2 entries)

Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email. The winners will have 2 days to collect their prize, in the event I do not hear back from the winners, I will then choose new winners! (Make sure you email me back asap if you win, the company needs your winning information before Oct 31)

Giveaway Ends October 28th!




** I have to let you know due to the new FTC rules that I am also receiving the same prize as the winner. This is for hosting the giveaway!




Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Bloggest Loser - Take 2

OKAY KRIS I HEAR YOU LOL :)

I am joining in on the Bloggest Loser "Contest" for the 2nd time! lol However, it's bigger and better this time..and I think the new website design is a motivation all in itself! So since I am just starting out FRESH..ugh.. I cannot say this last week has been good by any means.. We are talking OREOS, Ice Cream, Pizza, Oh I had a peach, hmm, anyway.. 1 exercise.. and that's it.. and to my severe disappointment I didn't lose any weight watching the 2 hour Biggest Loser last Tuesday! GRRR..

Sooooooooooo! Here we go.. Tomorrow morning starts my carb or lack of eating regiment, and I will begin my exercises tonight!

If you are struggling with your weight..and just want to be healthy with lots of encouragement from people who really know how YOU feel.. then you must check out "The Bloggest Loser's" new site!

Until next week.. my results well.. let's just say I better have some! lol :)


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Keep the Lights On

I was watching a show earlier today called "The Colony". At first, I couldn't figure out what in the world was the point of this 'reality' show! So of course I had to run to my computer and look it up. Basically, the show was designed to see how humans would react in case of a major catastrophe. They were assigned all kinds of tasks of survival. I started thinking..what would we do if our water went out..or we lost our electricity?! There are so many things we can today to prepare ourselves for any emergency.

Having a generator on hand is extremely important. Whether for your business or home. An online company, that I ran across, offers all kinds of generators. From Diesel Generator , to natural gas generator , to even trailer mounted generators, they have it all! You can request a quote online and any of the sales representatives will be happy to answer any of your questions. They do explain a bit about each generator and how it is best used. For instance the Diesel Generator can be built to your needs. I wouldn't honestly know the first thing about choosing a generator for our home, but I am glad that there is a company who will walk me through the entire process and give me an honest quote!







Type, Search, Win!

Time to talk Swagbucks again! lol What is Swagbucks? A search engine that allows you to win with your searches. Sometimes you win 1 Swagbucks...sometimes you win 5. You never know! :) With Christmas coming up.. Swagbucks is a great way to earn giftcards and turn them into gifts for family and friends! Oh, by the way ... it's totally FREE to sign up and use!

Wanna learn more? Click here!

Search & Win





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Friday, September 18, 2009

Ocean View

I LOVE fish tanks! Well, I like the fish too! lol I remember having a fish many years ago, as a single woman, and because I wasn't quite sure how to take care of my Oscar fish it grew so big..and I swear it grew fangs in the night! I wish I would of known how to properly care for my fish, and what type of tank was best.

My husband and I have talked about buying a fish tank.. I will say that I am often overwhelmed when I go to a pet store, with what type of fish to buy! I happen to LOVE the exotic fish.

Then there is the decision of salt water or fresh water fish. There is an awesome online shop that specializes in all kinds of salt water fish needs.

I really appreciate the fact that the company offers online guides to properly caring for the Reef aquariums and how to introduce the salt water fish to their new environment. Did you know that you can also buy live coral?

One of my favorite exotic saltwater fish that they offer is the Emperor Angel Baby! They have many choices under 20 dollars. Along with Free Shipping and a 14 day money back guarantee I think I won't ever have to go to a pet store again!









Thursday, September 17, 2009

Aloha Friday


An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.
I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a
comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!

My Question:

Do you find yourself addicted to any game online? If so which one?

My Answer:

Ugh.. Yes, Farmville, on Facebook lol In fact, my husband and family are in a fierce battle to have the biggest and best farm lol It's a 24/7 competition lol







Custom Rolled Poster Giveaway! ~ CLOSED ~


Time for another Great giveaway sponsored by Uprinting.com!! Do you LOVE posters? I do..well it depends lol Our exercise room is covered in super hero posters..thanks to my husband! I would much rather have a poster with my children's faces on it, a family photo, or something familiar to me.

Guess What?? You finally have the chance to win a custom rolled poster! 18"x24"! I am so excited about this! Uprinting specializes in high quality printing, so that you can be rest assured that your custom poster will turn out beautifully!

Uprinting is giving me one free poster to try as well for hosting this giveaway! I actually already have an adorable picture of my children hugging.. that I plan on using for my custom poster! Don't tell anyone, but it's going to be a surprise for my husband :)

Oh Did I mention that this offer is open to US residents only. FREE UPS Ground Shipping for US residents! Wooo Hooo I love FREE shipping!

What YOU can win?

1 Winner will receive a 18" by 24" Custom Rolled Poster Print! (Check all Uprintings cool Online Printing projects! The ideas are endless!)

How can YOU win?

Easy!!!!

1. Please leave a comment telling me how you would use your Poster if you won! (Mandatory)

Extra Entries:

All Extra Entries Please leave a separate comment for each one!

2. Subscribe to my Blog ( 2 entries)

3. Follow my BLOG

4. Grab my Button (right hand side) (3 entries)

5. Follow my on Twitter (2 entries)

6. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave your tweet link in a comment!

7. Blog about this giveaway linking back to my post and to Uprinting! (5 entries)

8. Leave a comment on any post here on my Blog and let me know here in the comments. (2 entries)

9. Become a Fan on Facebook here! (2 entries)

Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email. The winners will have 2 days to collect their prize, in the event I do not hear back from the winners, I will then choose new winners! (Make sure you email me back asap if you win, the company needs your winning information before Sept 30)

Giveaway Ends September 27th!






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Monday, September 14, 2009

Wall Sticker Giveaway!

The Winners for the Wall Sticker Giveaway:



Anonymous said...

I am friends with you on facebook!
Tara theplace2be(at)hotmail(dot)com



JDaniel4's Mom said...

To decorate my son's bathroom.

JDaniel4smom.blogspot.com
Stopping by on the McLinky Blog Hop! I have entered one of your giveaways. Please enter my giveaways at http://jdaniel4smom.blogspot.com
JDaniel4’s Mom



I'll email you both directly!





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A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

My Weight Progress: