Saturday, May 31, 2014

Survive Monthly Subscription Giveaway

Survive Monthly Giveaway  

Welcome to the Survive Monthly 3 Month Subscription Box Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Survive Monthly

About Survive Monthly

"Each box will feature a revolving assortment of the best products for survival and emergency preparation. Anything from long-term food kits, to non-battery flashlight radios, to solar blankets. Your box will be full of the most perfect gear for any situation."

Now for the exciting part! One lucky fan is going to win a three month subscription to Survive Monthly (RV $119.97.)  This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. Enter to win in the giveaway tools below, all entries will be verified, one entrant per household or you will immediately be disqualified. Winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor and not the participating bloggers. Good Luck!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Swim Sun and Fun Event Announcement

Mark your calendars because this is going to be a BIG one you will not want to miss out on!!
Prize Packages TBA (by 6/2)

Summer is one of those exciting times of year no matter where you live or how old you are!  This giveaway  is about celebrating the season in every way.  Prizes include outdoor games, pool/beach gear, vacation essentials, outdoor sporting goods, entertaining and more.......

Hosted by:
Make Our Own Network
Sign-ups close 6/2
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.
M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

**If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a M.O.O.N. event similar to this or a Blogger interested in working with M.O.O.N. please contact

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Window Redefined Book Tour & Giveaway

On a cold Valentine’s Day in Chicago, Amy White, a young widow who lost her husband to cancer, visits the cemetery and makes an unsettling discovery: a bouquet of fresh daffodils lying in front of her husband’s grave.

Curiosity grows into obsession as Amy searches for the stranger who left the flowers, while keeping her activities a secret from her live-in mother and seven-year-old son. The search leads to an unusual friendship that transforms her world and redefines her life.

"The warmth of an evolving friendship bound by mutual interests and a family's recovery from close-held grief makes the processes in A Widow Redefined revealing and involving. Any reader seeking a story of emotional growth from all protagonists will find this a story of quiet desperation, friendship, and moving on." D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"A lovely story of deep love, friendship, grief, and the process of healing." Mary/Full Circle Book Club, Algonquin, IL "Not since Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan have I read such a complex portrayal of friendship. A Widow Redefined will resonate with anyone who has ever lost a loved one and learned how to live again." Author Deborah Brown

"Inspiring! Destined to become a book club favorite." Alicia Robinson/reader review

My thoughts:

This book grabbed me from the beginning and kept me turning pages well into the night, even though it doesn't fit into any typical genre mold (other than maybe fiction or women's fiction). Early on you feel so much for Amy and her little family and the loss of her husband.  She starts out the book just making it from day to day, marking time in her own life and trying to give her son the best possible life.

Until she visits her husband's grave on Valentine's Day and sees that someone else has already been there and left flowers. She decides to stalk the grave (of course, it's a perfectly sane response!) to find out who left the flowers there and why.

What she discovers will change the way she remembers her husband, and may change her life forever...

A definite must-read, and it makes you want to reach out to everyone you love to make sure they know how you feel!

Buy the book from....
About the Author
Kim Cano is the author of two women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, her debut novel and On The Inside, a novel about a middle-aged woman who is sentenced to 17 years in prison for committing a white collar crime.

Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12 (also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart) 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


will each receive A Widow Redefined audiobook
Open Worldwide
Ending on Thursday 22nd May at 11.59pm EST

Enter Below and Good Luck !!
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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Zike Z100 Giveaway


Sponsored by Zike
Hosted by:  The Stuff of Success

Combine a Scooter, Bike and Stepper And What Do You Have?  A ZIKE! These kids are obviously loving it, and mine would too! Would yours?

See the full review at The Stuff of Success

Zike has offered to give away a Z100 model Zike - appropriate for ages 5 - 8.  Must be 18+ to be eligible and shipped to the continental US.  The giveaway is from 5/5 through 5/21 at 11:59pm.  


Disclosure: The prize sponsor will send prize to the winner.  The Stuff of Success is not responsible for prize. If you have any question please send an email to  All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks you can collect the entries.

Epiphanie Bag Giveaway!

Epiphanie Giveaway
Welcome to the Epiphanie Bag Giveaway!

Co Hosted By: Balancing Mama
Sponsored By: Epiphanie

Maile Wilson, a professional photographer for over fifteen years, started Epiphanie four years ago. At the time, there were no cute camera bags for women. They didn't exist. She would end up leaving her gear at home or shoving it into her purse wrapped up in whatever was nearby, because she hated lugging around a bulky man-bag. So that is when she decided to create her own line. Epiphanie launched in 2009 with 10,000 people already on the waiting list. Since then the collection has expanded from three to twelve styles and over 60 different bags, and there are lots more to come!

Shellie over at Sweet Southern Lovin had the opportunity to work with Epiphanie. She had the chance to review the Olive Lyric product. Head on over here and check out her complete review. Jennifer over at Life of a Southern Mom also had the pleasure to work with Epiphanie. Head on over here and check out her review.

These bags are so amazing! They've been on my wish list for a long time, so I'm super jealous of the winners!
**Giveaway Details** May 5-May 19 at 11:59PM EST Open to Continental US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Prize: 2 winners will win any bag of choice as long as it is in stock. RV $165+ each.

**How to Enter** By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed on the Entry Form. All winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck and thanks for entering.

Disclosure: Sanity is for those without children did not receive any compensation for promoting this event. Sponsors are responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated with, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media platform. If you have any questions or would like to see your product featured on Sweet Southern Lovin contact

50 Cures for Boredom & VISA Giveaway

Welcome to the 50 Cures For Boredom + $150 Visa Gift Card Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro!

Summer is just around the corner and kids everywhere are looking forward to their summer break! Are YOU ready? Summer can be full of fun memories for families, but it can also be 3 months out of they year where mom and dad are consistently hearing, "I'm boooooored." 50 Cures for Boredom is a brand new book, written by Lorraine Hawley the author of, that will put the fun back into your family time! When asked why she wrote this new book, here's what she had to say:
I have, for many years, created unique adventures for my own family. We have stepped outside the norm, explored our environment, and travelled, following a set theme from start to finish. These very special memories encouraged me to share my ideas with other families and help them step outside their own comfort zones, shy away the ideas of "normal" activities, and begin to explore what's possible. I found that many of the ideas became educational even when they were meant to just be fun and teens actually became engaged and put down their cellphones to participate. My goal when I wrote "50 Cures for Boredom" was to inspire others to enjoy their often limited quality time together with easy-to-follow theme ideas and create the kind of memories that last a lifetime.Let these 50 boredom busters be your go-to resource anytime, anywhere!
If you're tired of hearing, "I'm so bored!" or the dreaded, "what do you want to do today?" (Insert whiny voice here) then 50 Cures for Boredom is the book for you! It lets you choose a theme, follow a few simple steps, and start enjoying your day. Instant ideas for kids, date nights, homeschooling, and family adventures are at your fingertips any time you need a quick Cure for Boredom! Take an imaginative journey with your family. Create a treasure hunt through the wild in your own living room; star in a fashion show runway with stuffed animals cheering you on; and host your very own Superhero Convention. 50 Cures for Boredom is a must read for busy parents, grandparents and couples with limited time and even limited budgets. It offers ideas that initiate imagination and play – and they're not just limited to children and teens; boredom cures also offers unique, away-from-the-kids date nights and explores creative family road trips. Many of the ideas covered in this book can easily be adapted to fit a home schooling curriculum and inspire creative, educational play. 50 Cures for Boredom is available for purchase as an ebook ($4.99) or paperback ($9.99) from or Barnes & Noble. For a limited time (through May 16th) you can purchase the ebook from for just $1.99!

One lucky person is going to win a copy of 50 Cures For Boredom in paperback form PLUS a $150 Visa Gift Card!

Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EDT May 19th, 2014. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!
Entry Form
Disclosures: Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Viva Veltoro, and the participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please contact thriftyniftymommy {at} with questions about this giveaway.

Epiphanie Bag

The secret word is PHOTOGRAPHY