SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit Winner!

Thanks to everyone for entering, I really appreciate each and every one of you. That being said, we have a winner for the SodaStream Starter Kit.

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Timestamp: 2009-09-30 22:32:06 UTC

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Jami said...

Button is in my blogroll!

I'll be emailing for your info so I can send it along to my fabulous sponsor.

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Win RapidLash Eyelash Renewal Serum

I have two prizes to give out- 2 packages of RapidLash eyelash renewal serum. Each prize is worth $50.

From the site:
Enhance your lashes with RapidLash RapidLash is an innovative paraben-free eyelash renewal serum that helps promote healthy, natural lashes and brows improving the overall appearance and condition of your lashes and brows.

I'm thrilled with the response to my giveaways, thank you sooooo much for stopping by and supporting My Loonyverse.
The more y'all enter my giveaways and read my blog, the better the prizes I am able to offer you.

First entry- leave any comment- enter me is fine. After that you can just put something like daily entry.

If you want to go all out you can follow, tweet, tech fave, facebook, etc just be sure to leave a separate entry for each.

Here's an easy tweet if you prefer to cut and paste: RT Win 1 of 2 RapidLash Eyelash Renewal Serums worth $50 each

***Anyone who votes for my motherhood essay here will get 10 extra entries per day.***
In your comment saying you voted just tell me what number it is at. Thanks.

Ends Oct 2, 11:59 pm Central Time. US & Canada, 18+
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Mostly & Wordless Wednesday- Snug as a bug in a rug- Ian fix

It's been a while since I've done Wordless Wednesday or updated with an Ian fix, so here ya go. I know, I know, it's not fair all that cute in one little boy and I get to be with him so much, but what can I say, I'm lucky that way. *grin*

He's in Auntie Dodo's super soft sweater- and yes, much as I love my summer and sunshine we are enjoying the snap to crisp fall air.

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Fabulous Freebie Alert - Smucker's Uncrustables

Starting today, 9/28 Smuckers is giving away a free coupon for a 4pack of Uncrustables just for submitting a tip on after school organization to the first 20,000. That's right- 80,000 sandwiches will be given away and all you have to do to claim yours is be one of the first to send them a short (under 50 words) original tip.

Enter here.

I got confirmation that I was one of the first 20,000. Hurry, this won't last long.
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I organized coupons and found I have 10 for free products! Yeah, I'll save money. #win5000

"Is lack of money holding you back? Here's a chance to win $5,000 to pursue your dreams (or help with the bills). Enter daily!"
Make a Proclamation and be entered to win $5,000 to pursue your dream! Enter daily and bring friends to increase your chances of winning. There are weekly prizes too. No purchase necessary.
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Building the perfect grilled *veggie* burger- step-by-step, photos

You might think you need meat to make a meal, but this right here is the perfect veggie *burger* that even die-hard meat eaters find delicious and filling.

When using fresh vegetables at the peak of flavor a dash of salt and pepper is all they ask for to bring out their amazing goodness.

Made with the simplest of ingredients you can't ask for much more in a meal. They were enough to satisfy us on their own but add some potato salad or even oven baked regular or sweet potato fries for a complete meal if you need more.

Although I prefer a multi-grain bun we were out so instead of making an extra trip to the store we made do with what we had. Spread a thin layer of mayo on the top- Hellmann's or Best, of course.

We used my fabulous wonderful Cuisinart Griddler to make these babies- Thanks, mama!- just spray or brush a light coat of evoo and add sliced portabella mushrooms (can use whole caps but these were on sale and you use less so your $ spreads farther and there are enough other goodies on your burger that it worked out fabulously).

We also grilled the yellow squash and holy macaroni- sweet and delish- we literally had to slap away fingers (mostly mine) from grabbing and eating this right off the griddler. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

A slice of delicious provolone gets slapped on the still hot squash (we prefer and used Sargento, but any that is on sale will work).

Top with organic baby spinach and thinly sliced red onion - sooooo good. We can buy the marked down spinach in the BOX (not the bag) at our Kroger as they don't wait til the stuff is nasty to knock down the price, and it lasts all week, sometimes 10 days. The trick is getting the box, the bags just don't have the staying power.

Top with a perfectly ripe juicy red tomato slice and sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper.

Top that baby and dig in. Life doesn't get much better than this- a delicious bella burger that is made extra special with the addition of some sweet grilled squash. You definitely need both hands to eat this and then it still wants to be sliding out on you so have plenty of napkins and open really wide.
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Out of hospital, catching up again.

Ugh so much to catch up on. Sorry I've been so absent- I went in Friday to get a couple of units of blood then they decided to keep me for a 24 hour observation and I finally talked them into letting me come home today- same old stuff they don't know what or why but we've got it under control for the moment.

I'm a little spacey- as my really cool new doc said they gave me a morphine/zofran cocktail as my lovely parting gift. ;-)

I have a few thousand emails to go through, my fervent hope is that if there are any wins I did not miss the deadline to respond. That would make a sucky week even suckier.

I have several more reviews to do and a couple more giveaways for you guys. Make sure you are entering- I try to make sure at least one entry is super-easy on y'all so everyone has at least one chance. I'll be getting to them and dropping my ec's- really sorry for everyone who counts on me for that- I'll be getting back to doing them regularly though. Thanks for hanging in there with me, I really appreciate it.

If y'all have a blog and don't do entrecard and want extra traffic it is a great way to get some. It is totally free and you can earn advertisements on other blogs and get them on yours. I have found a TON of great sites through ec, and I know I've built up my own traffic and stats. Which may not matter a great deal, but since we like doing reviews and giveaways, for some places things like that matter and you are more likely to get people interested in sponsoring you.

Time to rest again- blah, yeah, it sucks but I am so happy to be home! I'll catch up with y'all when I can and hopefully since my blood is back up when the other is taken care of I'll have more energy and get back to visiting and commenting like I do when every little thing doesn't exhaust me.
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Sodastream Fountain Jet Review and Giveaway

We were so very fortunate to receive a Sodastream Fountain Jet to review.

The design is sleek, the price is affordable and we figured out that it will cost us a little less than half of what we currently spend (and yes, that is buying on sale). Not to mention how much less waste you are going to be generating.

We got to try several (9) flavors including an energy drink- while most aren't exact matches of the name brands they are definitely drinkable and for the savings, worth it to us. We did not receive any of the waters to try but since I am a huge fan of flavored water, this looks like something we will be trying in the future.

It is very easy to use, the kids don't even mind whipping up a batch (they actually think it is pretty cool). You just add some syrup to VERY cold water and screw it on and zhuzz it.

We will use it regularly, but honestly I think we'll get the most out of it when we have family things up at Ken's mom's house. She has tons of large get-togethers and it will be easy to make up several varieties (we received two bottles with ours so naturally a couple flavors then move on to the next) and most likely when we place an order we will be getting some extras.

The most important test, though, was the root beer float test. We are very, very picky about our root beer and it made awesome root beer floats.

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer one of you your very own Fountain Jet Starter Kit! That's right, you can win a kit for yourself- a $100 + value. The kit includes the winner's choice of black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet, CO2 to make over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner's choice. This giveaway is open to residents of the US only 18+. The giveaway will run until September 29 and end at 11:59 pm cst. You can enter daily (the main and daily entries are VERY EASY) and of if you want to jump through hoops and give yourself better odds there are several ways to earn additional entries.

Make sure you have your email set to public in your profile or list it in your comment ie: discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com (do NOT do or the spam bots can easily pick you up and I don't want anyone thinking they are getting spammed from entering our giveaways. I respect MY and YOUR privacy too much for that.) Once a winner is chosen I will forward your info to our sponsor, but will use your info in no other way unless you choose to friend me and/or receive our emails.

Main entry- Head on over to SodaStream and tell me which 3 flavors you will choose if you win. This entry *must* be done for any of the extra entries to count. After this initial entry for your daily entry you can just say today's entry or something like that.

Optional entries- see sidebar for the necessary links if they aren't right in this post.
Follow my blog - 1 entry
Follow me on twitter dddiva - 1 entry
Tweet this giveaway. Can be done once daily. Leave link in comments.
Subscribe via a rss feed.
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Comment on any of our older posts (not giveaway) and let me know which one you commented on- 1 entry for each
Comment on any of the posts on our food/bento blog and leave a link 1 entry each
Fave us on technorati or really any social networking site- stumble, kirsty, digg, etc... and leave a link- 1 entry for each
Add our button- 3 entries- leave link where we can find it- leave link where we can find it (leave a separate comment for each)
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Add your own giveaways or ones you come across (if they aren't already listed) to our perma-link and leave a comment then come back here and let us know- 1 entry each
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The title says it all. Tomorrow, the loonyverse ('cept mama 'cuz she's not super fond of theatres) is going to see 9. If you don't know what I'm talking about, please go do extensive research on the upcoming movie called "9". Seriously.

I've wanted to see this movie since I very first saw previews for it.

My reasons for wanting to see it:

1) The name is 9. Can you GET any better?

2) It's post apocolypse, and not about people.


4) It looks cool, and cute. And epic.

5) Tim Burton

6)Go look up the short-film of 9.

7)It looks like a movie that will make you THINK. Unheard of, I know. =P

8) The music in the background is epically awesomeness.

9) I have more reasons, but I'm stopping on 9 'cuz I'm cool like that. Plus, it comes out on 9/9/09... to bad we have to wait 'till 9:30 to watch it. But that's 'cuz of where we live.

Seriously, go look up the trailers. Also, they have an awesome website
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Back to school contest winners

Here are our winners! They all either have been or will be notified, but here is who was picked by RANDOM.ORG


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Timestamp: 2009-09-08 19:43:48 UTC

 TX_Jen34 said...

Getting away from the kid for a while.. Lol.



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Timestamp: 2009-09-08 19:45:22 UTC

 Sweeter the berry said...



Study Break:

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Timestamp: 2009-09-08 19:48:50 UTC

 guettel78 said...

1. Blogged about the giveaway:


Congrats to all out winners, I hope you enjoy your gifts! If you won this and haven't received an email yet, email me at

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Menu for 9/7- 9/13

Here's what's on our menu this week:

Slow cooker pulled pork BBQ on buns w/coleslaw, watermelon

Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (Kyra is in the mood for a mini- Thanksgiving.)

Hot dogs on buns w/ whatever fixings anyone wants, baked chips, watermelon

Turkey tetrazzini w/ lots of vegs, salad

Hard & soft tacos w/ all the fixings

Breakfast for dinner- overnight French toast, berries

Roasted veg & cheese Panini’s w/hm turkey noodle soup

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Win a Jet Stream soda fountain by joining in on Safe Sunday- Child abuse prevention and awareness.

It shouldn't be private. It shouldn't be shameful. IT ISN'T THE CHILD'S FAULT- EVER!

We NEED to shine a light on the horrific so everyone knows we will not tolerate it.

And if it takes bribery, then bribery it is. Trina is giving away a SODA STREAM Fountain Jet. This is over $100 value and it is that important to her. One of the requirements is that you blog against or about child abuse. (If you don't blog, you can use another form of social media to spread the word.) It can even be cut and paste of mine, or just a link or phone number. JUST SPREAD THE WORD. Tell you what- I'll get her to give you an extra entry if you add your link to the mr linky here. Please, you could be saving a life. Click HERE to win.

So, here's what I found to share with y'all today.

Darkness to light- confronting child sexual abuse with courage.

This is a new to me site that looks to have many great resources (free) as well as a prevent-a-thon. A month-long community-based media-driven event that raises awareness of the issue of child sexual abuse and provides free prevention education and training.

Guiding responsible adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. You can download Darkness to Light's 7 Steps to Protecting our Children.

They have articles and other resources.

Please, help spread the word in any way that you can, link up here then add your site. Feel free to add Mr. Linky to your own post, I made it public- we just want to get the word out to as many people as possible.

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6 word Saturday, join the fun.

Show my Face blog hosts Six Word Saturday each week.

Thought I'd give it a try.

Here's what you do: Describe your life (or something) in just six words.

Blood low. Tired. May need transfusion.

Trying something new for 2 weeks.

Wishing for energy to visit y'all.
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More winners & another giveaway coming!

I want to thank everyone who stops by and enters my giveaways or just comes to visit. We really appreciate it. Thanks to the winners have been chosen and will be emailed within the next few minutes.

I'll be adding another review and giveaway within the next day or so that is just perfect for anyone who likes their beverages carbonated *hint, hint* and it is a doozy. For all of my frugal friends, it is a money saver as well.

Thanks again, and keep entering.

$25 Amazon, Paypal or 1 yr Premium OLS membership winner out of 658 entries:

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Timestamp: 2009-09-01 12:42:43 UTC

Jessilyn82 said...

Added your button #1

Smelly Washer winner out of 61 entries:

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Timestamp: 2009-09-01 12:37:37 UTC

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