Thursday, September 26, 2013

Blogger Opportunity: Christmas Cash Giveaway Event!

Raising Reagan | Blogger Opportunity - Christmas Cash Giveaway Event

It's time to start prepping for the Christmas holiday! That means thinking about all those fantastic presents that Santa is going to bestow upon our little ones. Maybe it means putting together an awesome holiday party. How would you like to make that happen a little easier for one very lucky person?



My girl Lanaya at Raising Reagan has a Blogger Opportunity for you! I'm co-hosting her Christmas CASH Giveaway Event and we would LOVE your help!



The giveaway event will run from Nov 1st – Nov 22nd with the winner receiving their cash on Black Friday once entries have been verified so they can start shopping for Christmas!



She is aiming for a CASH GIVEAWAY of $500 or more {depending on the number of participants.} Her one year blogiversary was a HUGE success and it turned into a ton of new followers to the blog and social media outlets as well as a nice spike in traffic for everyone.



Here is the link to participate:



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_GRR1HnETKjquRqQt-SLFdTvDxHqCyDCuVk3cVKzM5I/viewform



Sign-ups end Oct 20th.



Once you sign up, please email if you would like to post the event opportunity on your blog. {Think REFERRALS!!}
 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday #24

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Thank you for coming back week after week to share your photos. Please share after you link up so we can continue to grow!

 

Crazy for 1D

Oh yeah, she's got the One Direction fever. I didn't realize this started so young, but she is pretty convinced that she will marry the Harry (top right). We sent out invitations for her birthday and she begged me to send the band one.... Can't believe this is already starting!


Takes me back my own boy band loving days....




 

Did you have any boy band obsessions?

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Elf on the Shelf Giveaway!


 
One of our favorite holiday traditions around here is The Elf on the Shelf! Our elf is named Alfie and he comes home from the North Pole the day after Thanksgiving. My daughter has already been asking when he'll be here. If you don't know about this awesome Christmas tradition, you can read my post: Do you have an elf?
 
Crystal over at Mommy Needs a Break put together this awesome giveaway so that one lucky reader can win a custom elf!


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Description from Elf on the Shelf.com:

 
Bring the Christmas magic home to your family this year! The original Elf on the Shelf® set includes a magical scout elf from the North Pole and a beautiful children’s story book, all in a keepsake gift box.  When you adopt this special elf and name him, he receives his Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole—but only when all girls and boys are sound asleep!  At the start of each holiday season, the elf returns to his family’s house to be Santa’s eyes and ears, and every night he travels back to the North Pole to report in.  Families can register their elf online to receive an official adoption certificate and a special letter from Santa!



**Winner will have option to choose race and gender of elf**


Just in time to get ready for the Holiday Season! Enter with the Rafflecopter Below (some entries can be done once a day!)


GOOD LUCK!! 


Need Some Elf on the Shelf Ideas? Check out the post from Mommy Needs a Break HERE & from The Pinspired Mom HERE







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  • Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that Mommy Needs A Break  is responsible for the shipment of this prize.
  • The product provided for the review was free of charge from the company. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge; no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone.
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  • Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    (Not So) Wordless Wednesday #23

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    Back Seat Musician

    Took this photo of my Princess singing her heart out and strumming her guitar in the car yesterday. I love how in love she is with music.

     

    "Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form" -Plato

     
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    Sunday, September 15, 2013

    Spoil Me Giveaway!



    Sponsored by:


    With the kids back in school (for those of us with school aged kids) and the Fall weather starting to show it's beautiful face, I thought it was fine time for a giveaway just for ME! Well, really just for you but you get the sentiment. I have teamed up with some great Sponsors and Bloggers to bring you this FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY! 
    What's in it? I'm glad you asked.

    From Juvy Jewels:

    Mystic Blue Topaz Necklace 

    From Michele's Thirty One

    Manicure Nail File


    From New Mom Body's Plexus Slim:

    Trial Pack 

    From Katelyn's Perfectly Posh


    And from Get Skinny with Roni:

    One It Works Wrap





    Now, doesn't this seem like a whole lot of AWESOME in one giveaway? I think so. All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below, cross your fingers, and then wait for the winner to be announced. The winner's name will be displayed on the Rafflecopter October 1st and they will be notified via email.

    GOOD LUCK!


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    Giveaway Disclaimer:

    • Open to Residents of the Continental US Only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
    • Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that Funny Postpartum Lady is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. I will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.
    • The product provided for the review was free of charge from the company. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge; no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone.
    • I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.
    • Must be 18 or older to enter this Giveaway

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    (Not So) Wordless Wednesday #22

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    5 Minutes

    My Aunt sent this to me and told me that it's so me... I really can't deny it!



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    Wednesday, September 4, 2013

    Making the switch to public school...


    Yesterday was the Princess' first day of 3rd grade. Back to school is always hard for me, but this year, it was extra hard. This year is her first year at public school. 

    The princess started preschool at a private Christian school when she was 3. I had only planned on keeping her there for preschool, but I loved the school and people.  When she was 5 we moved out of that neighborhood. I had convinced my fiance to move to this particular neighborhood because the schools are wonderful, but I decided to keep her in the private school for another year. Year after year, I debated on the switch, but it was just such a tough choice. Her school was great. I loved the people and teachers, but there were a few things we didn't love. It was a bit of a drive, the class sizes were just a bit too small with only 7 kids in her class, and there weren't very many options for sports or arts programs. Another downside is that with no help from her father having to pay tuition was taking a toll on my bank account.

      The schools in my neighborhood are amazing, and all I hear is good things about them so this year we finally made the jump. We decided that she's a smart, sweet, outgoing girl and she's really going to do well no matter what school she is in. The Princess was totally on board and was very excited to go to a big school. She'll miss her friends, but she knows that she'll make new ones and can stay in touch with the others. It all seemed like I made the right decision till we got to the school. I started seriously doubting myself. I dropped her off in her classroom, and I could see the nervousness on her face and it hit me. 
     
    What if no one wants to hang out with her? What if the girls are mean?? Did I make the right choice? 

    I spent the day worrying about everything.  

    When I picked her up from school, I asked her about her day already knowing from the big smile on her face that I had worried for nothing. She told me that she had already made lots of friends and she loves her teacher. As a special first day of school treat, we went to see the 1 Direction movie. I think she'll have an awesome first day of third grade memory.

    I do love the private school she was at, and if I lived in a place where there weren't such great public schools, I would definitely go that route. But I think she is going to do great in the public school. I'm happy with my decision and I know the Princess is too.

    Do your kids go to private or public school? Or do you home school? How did you make your decision?

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    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    (Not So) Wordless Wednesday #21

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    Mustaches

    Last night we went to a special back to school dinner. The princess and I got silly.

     I mustache you a questions... but I'm shaving it for later...



    Yesterday I posted about my cousin with severe Autism (read post). His family is raising funds to buy a GPS tracker because he has been wondering from home and they are extremely worried for his safety.

    I have included a donation button for anyone who would like to help them with this purchase. Any donations over the amount needed will be donated to Walk Now for Autism Speaks.













    Thank you to anyone who is able to donate to this cause! If you are unable to donate at this time, I would certainly appreciate if you would share. 
    Thank you and God bless!


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    Monday, September 2, 2013

    Autism Troubles

    Some of you who have been reading a while may remember my post: I love someone with Autism . It is a post about my younger cousin, Moose, who has severe Autism. I am writing this post because he is in need of a GPS tracker. He has been wandering away from home, and it is a huge danger to his safety . The tracker is very expensive and my aunt and uncle are trying to raise funds. 

    When my aunt told me about what is going on, I asked if I could write a post. I wanted to reach out to all of my readers.  I have put a donate button at the end of this post. If any of you are able, they would appreciate even the smallest donations. Any donations over the amount needed will be donated to Walk Now for Autism Speaks.


    My aunt wrote a little bit about what has been going on:

    This is Moose he is 23 Autistic and non-verbal. He requires 24\7 supervision as he is not aware of personal safety. He also requires assistance with all his daily living activities: dressing, eating, showering, toileting. He has had bolting wandering issues in the past but recently has been eloping from home. We are looking into getting a Care Trak Inc Perimeter and Mobile package. The cost is $999. We are trying to raise funds and donations from various organizations♥









    Thank you to anyone who is able to donate to this cause! If you are unable to donate at this time, we would certainly appreciate if you would share. 
    Thank you and God bless!

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      Sunday, September 1, 2013

      $500 Giveaway! Happy Blogiversary A Peek into My Paradise!

      Oh my goodness, two huge giveaways in a row?? Yes, it's true! I am co-hosting Cathy's 1 year blogiversary at A Peek into My Paradise! Enter to win $500 total at Paypal, Target and/or Amazon! What an awesome way to celebrate! Enter through the rafflecopter below, and if you haven't already entered my Blogiversary Giveaway, make sure you head over and do that too! 




      Wow! One year since my first blog post went live! 

      The first paragraph of my first post, K-Cup Drawer Organization, still says it all;"Dave and I often hear.... "How did you do that?", "I want the recipe!", "I would love to see your pictures"..... so we decided to make a place to share. Welcome to A Peek Into My Paradise. A place for Dave and I to share some of our ideas, Pinterest success and flops, pictures and the various passions in life.

      I remember thinking, "I wonder if anyone will even read what I share"- 365 days later, A Peek Into My Paradise has over 109,000 page views! I look back to that very first post to now and can see the growth of my posts and photos. Thank you for sticking with me on this wonderful adventure the past year! I have a binder filled with future posts ideas and can't wait to share them with you! I hope you will stick with me for another year and beyond! Authoring A Peek Into My Paradise as enriched my life in so many ways; and one of those is a huge circle of blogging buddies!

      To celebrate my ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY, 
      27 of my blogging buddies and I are having a 
      PAR-T-Y and  ONE WINNER gets $500!*

      ENTER TO WIN IN THE 
      RAFFLECOPTER BELOW

      Please give a warm welcome to my 15 co-hosts! 
      Lynn  Turnips2Tangerines    <3   Josi  That Suburban Momma  
      Megan C'mon Get Crafty    <3  Jeanie Create and Babble
      Amy Love, Amy Becca     <3   Melissa Home On Deranged
      Marissa Life is Fantasmic   <3   Cat & Katrina Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family
      Kelly Hoppy Bottoms   <3   Sofia Something on Everything
      Kristin Dizzy Busy and Hungry   <3   Teri The Freshman Cook   <3   Sunnefa Coder Mommy

      And thank you to my spectacular sponsors!


      Elizabeth Food Ramblings


       
      Elena Cropped Stories
      Stephanie The Tip Toe Fairy

       

       






      Britney Mommy On Demand


      The lucky winner will choose to receive the 
      $500 JACKPOT 
      payable in $50 increments in
      *Paypal Cash, 
      Target Gift Card 
      and/or Amazon Gift Card
      1, 2 or all 3 of them
      to the TOTAL of $500! 

      *If winner chooses Paypal, the winner must have a Paypal account.

      So, after your complete the rafflecopter, 
      before you hop off to visit with my 
      fabulous sponsors, tell us.. 
      "What would you buy with $500?"

      Giveaway is worldwide. 
      Void where prohibited by law.

      The giveaway will close 
      Monday September 30th at 11:59pm.

      Enter to win by liking us through the Rafflecopter below!
      You can also enter by sharing this post on Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook! It's that easy! Good luck!



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      • Open Worldwide except where prohibited by law. 
      • No purchase necessary. To enter, participants must use the Rafflecopter tool, have a Facebook and Pinterest account to have entries in those social media.
      • Winner Must have a Paypal account if Paypal Cash is chosen.
      • Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that A Peek Into My Paradise is responsible for the sending the prize "money".
      • I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. This giveaway is not affiliated or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
      • Must be 18 or older to enter this Giveaway.

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