Thursday, December 27, 2012

Posts have become

Posts have of course become less frequent here. Why? Because I started a new job. My stint as an out of work designer is over. Now I have to work. Twice as hard. I don't know indesign. Or rather, I didn't. AT ALL. Not that I know much now. Only what I remember from pagemaker (remember that? anyone?) and what I've learned by diving in during the past week and a half. Has it been easy? Yes... and No. I'll be updating of course... but don't be surprised if you only see facebook posts. Ive pre-loaded the next two days. Youre welcome. After that... things will be quiet again. A new year, a new job, a new me. Life. Is. Good

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Celebrating Milestones Giveaway

Celebrating Milestones Giveaway

Celebrating Milestones Giveaway

Swank Savings is celebrating reaching some important milestones in the blogging world - 10,000 Facebook Fans and 5,000 Twitter fans. We are blessed to have several great bloggers helping promote and celebrate with us.
We are giving away three great prizes to three different readers (one prize per winner).
  1. $500 Grocery Savings eGift Certificate
  2. $50 eGift Card
  3. $50 eGift Card
You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This is open to the US.
    The giveaway will run from 12/29/2012 to 1/12/2013
    Please enter through the Giveaway tool below.

    . This blog is not responsible for prize shipment/delivery.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 review and upcoming giveaway

Mail Pix.

Does that mean anything to you?

It totally should.

I got some freebies form them recently. And they ROCKED.

They gave me a $50 allowance. I used coupon codes and discounts to more than double that amount.

I took care of SO many Christmas presents through them.

And the quality was awesome. No... epic. Well... maybe both.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App a jewelry box for me... Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App some ornaments for the tree Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App a blanket wrapped up. It looks phenominal opened, but its hard to get a good picture of. Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Told you it was hard to do... Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App but the blanket was nice and thick Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App and I think completely worth it Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App upside down magnet!!!! Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App and holiday cards! plus, I got tons of photos printed. And guess what... the print quality is comparable to those more expensive sites. Plus.... its a LOT easier to order. and is cheaper... and theres more discount codes. I felt like it was the 12 days of Christmas with this order. They shipped things as they were done which was super helpful. I could smuggle smaller packages in the house! If youre looking for a great company toget some awesome photo gifts made up, is for you.

Check them out on facebook...

twitter: @mailpix

website is obviously

What are you waiting for???

go order up!

Now.. the question is... what do you want from there?

Graphically Enabled is going to go a giveaway for this but needs your thoughts.
What do you want to win?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Giveaway: Mia Mariu & iPad Mini

Oops... Im a little late getting this up...  I've been spending WAY too much time in the woods.


Welcome to the Mia Mariu Shopping Spree & iPad Mini Giveaway Event

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wee Hands Giveaway

Have you ever thought about communicating with your baby before they could talk? Sure, we can talk to babies, but they can't talk back to us, they can't communicate, or can they? I have read about and seen the benefits of signing with young children before they can communicate verbally. In fact, I have seen first hand my child communicating with me before she could talk. But I always wanted to expand my knowledge, but didn't have a way to do so. Then I was introduced to the WeeHands Online Sign Language Class. I am so excited to be learning more and teaching all the children. In fact, the older girls are looking forward to teaching their younger siblings!
I am thrilled I have the opportunity to share this great giveaway with you!
One person will win a spot in this Online Sign Language Class!
To find out more details about the self paced class you can go to the WeeHands Site, you can also read my review of my experience in this class.

You can also check out WeeHands on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, 
plus they have a YouTube channel.

This giveaway is opened worldwide
and ends on December 8th.
To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. 
Please make sure you actually complete each task before clicking enter. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Years Drink Station Giveaway

Welcome to the New Years Drink Station Giveaway!

I know I won't be able to use this on New Year's eve because I plan on being at the race track with my friends. You however could party like a pro with this! A couple of clicks and this drink station could be the best thing ever!

Giveaway Details:
One Lucky person will win a Nostalgia Frozen Beverage Station!
This all-in-one frozen drink machine will make perfect slush drinks, margaritas, daiquiris, smoothies and more every time! Perfect for your New Years Eve Bash! The two ice shaving options allow you to choose a fine or coarse shaved ice texture. Making one or multiple servings is easy, with the serving sizes indicated right on the pitcher. Use the included recipes to make delicious drinks, or create your own. With the Frozen Beverage Station, making refreshing icy drinks is fun and easy! Giveaway will begin on November 25, 2012 12:01am EST and run until December 23, 2012 11:59pm EST. Giveaway is open to US residents only and you must be 18 years or older to enter. Good Luck!
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Disclosure: This blog is not responsible for shipping prize to winner, nor did I accept any form of compensation for this promoting this giveaway. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email, so please look for these emails.

Friday, November 23, 2012

I hate Cyber Monday

That right. I hate Cyber Monday.


Because Im in the woods. With no internet.

It just so happens that cyber monday co-insides with the biggest holiday in Pennsylvania.

Opening day of rifle season.


Guess I won't be snagging any deals that day. (Not that I have the money to... but I would have checked to see what I might have been able to snag!)

Blogger Opp: Wee Hands

A free blogger opp! Check it out at

Sign up and tell them Graphically Enabled sent you!

(Giveaway dates: November 26-December 8)

I am looking for some bloggers to help me promote my giveaway for WeeHands EveryDay Signs Online Baby Sign Language Class.

Blogger Opp: Swank Savings Celebration

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Swank Savings is celebrating hitting 8000 Facebook Fans and 4000 Twitter Fans. If you are celebrating a milestone, please let me know in the comments at the end of the form. Three great prizes for three lucky readers in this giveaway valued at a total of $600. *Facebook link free with promotion *Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, RSS/Newsletter, and Picket Fence Votes $1 each *6 host pages available at $10 each with all links included *Mandatory blog comment *2 Co-Host Spots Available by Bid *Referral Prize for whoever refers the most blogs to join this event *Sponsor or non-publisher fee with two links on the Rafflecopter will be $20 My paypal email is and please send all payments as a gift or include $.50 to cover fees. This will also be the email I use to contact you regarding the event. Please add me to your contacts, so that any correspondence from me will not go to junk mail! Thanks so much! Go here to sign up!

Blogger Opp: Mia Mariu Giveaway

Mia Mariu Giveaway Event

Prizes: $300 Mia Mariu Shopping Spree & an iPad Mini
Event dates: 12/1-12/30

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Smokin' Hot $700 Shopilly Giveaway

Smokin' Hot $700 Shopilly Holiday Cash Giveaway

Shopilly makes shopping a pleasure.

What your Shopilly Dashboard looks like
 Welcome to the Smokin' Hot $700 Shopilly Giveaway sponsored by Like a Bump on a Blog, with considerable help from the lovely Lexie Lane at VoiceBoks and Bridget at Giveaway Promote. Enjoy the post provided by our generous sponsor, Shopilly, to learn more about them, and then enter via our Rafflecopter entry at the end. It’s a cold Sunday night, and I’m huddled on my couch, flipping through never-ending channels on TV. I think I get about 400 channels, and it can be overwhelming to decide what to watch DWTS, Idol, The Voice? Luckily, my trusty DVR puts all the shows I like -- and only those shows -- in one place, where they wait patiently for me to catch up on them.

 Email is a little like TV. Every day I get tons of emails from my favorite brands, retailers and flash sites. I love getting all of that information and having so many choices, but my inbox is getting a little out of control. It's nearly impossible to sort through the clutter to find emails I really care about, and I have to select and delete almost all of the marketing emails, always wondering whether I should opt out or stick around to see if something actually relevant lands in my inbox. But I've discovered that now there's a DVR for email! It’s called Shopilly. By signing up for a free account, I can ask Shopilly to automatically pull all of the marketing emails from my email inbox and put them in a fun "visual inbox" in my Shopilly account, where I can review them when I’m ready. My inbox is totally clean; it’s like a breath of fresh air. And when the time is right for me to check out my latest offers, they’re neatly collected for me at Shopilly.
Shopilly is organizing my email inbox for me, and that’s great. But it’s more than that. On Shopilly, I can also opt in to view offers from other brands I wouldn't have discovered otherwise. The way they’re presented makes it really easy to check out all of my options and to add or remove offers from my window shop. It’s like visiting my own personalized shopping mall right from the comfort of my couch. Now, where did I put that remote control? Improve your shopping life at Shopilly today and tell us what you think at
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Good luck and happy winning! ;-) Please share this post with other people who might need extra shopping money this holiday season.

Hope a fan of Graphically Enabled wins!

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***Graphically Enabled is not responsible for prize shipment/delivery***

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Free Music Sampler

Im not really in the Christmas spirit... maybe its because Im totally broke and won't be doing Christmas shopping this year.

You however, may be interested in this great freebie from People.

Click here and get a free country music sampler.

The catch?

You need to have iTunes and an Apple ID.

That's it.

Now go... festivate yourself.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Blogger Op: Top Trendz Giveaway




This Blogger Giveaway Event is FREE for the first link with announcement post. 
 Additional links are $2
Link Options:
Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest
Daily Picket Fence Votes or Daily Klout are $3
If you choose to not post the announcement the cost is $5 
HOST Pages are available for $10

When: 11/28-12/14

Who: Open to US residents in the continental 48 states
**Bloggers worldwide can join in the participation as long as you have at least 50% US readership
Sign-ups close 11/26
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
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.

Easy Access Bandages

Can something as simple as opening a three inch long bandage really make people smile and say “Wow?”

I think it actually can.

When I was sent a box of Easy Access Bandages, I was a bit skeptical.

(I won't lie. Improving upon my homemade electrical tape and paper towel bandage is gonna be tough for anyone to do.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New craft - Holiday themed

Ok... so I've been slacking on the posting. I just don't see the point in rambling on about something stupid. I don't know about you, but I take people who post incessantly out of my newsfeed. I'll leave the "like" but hide the posts. That's why I don't post 20 times a day on my blog, or on facebook. (Twitter is a different story... I post A LOT there)

Now, on to the craft!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Blogger Opp - Frozen Beverage Station

Free Blogger Opportunity

Brought to you by,

Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Pink Ninja Media

Giveaway will begin on November 24, 2012 and end on December 20, 2012

Free Facebook Link

$2/additional link | With announcement post $5 without

$10 co-hosts (2 additional links)

Open to US

Sign up - Free Blogger Opportunity

Take the time to thank a troop!

Take the time to thank a vet!

I sent a free Shutterfly card to a member of the active duty military.

You can too!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Some days I hate blogger.

I had google analytics installed... and it worked. 2 months ago. I went to check the numbers and it doesn't work.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Home is where the barn is

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

A plain, weathered board that was once a shelf. It's seen better days but had the PERFECT look for what I'm about to share.

I mentioned on Facebook that I went shopping yesterday with an awesome friend and came away with ideas. (Broke people don't get to shop too much. lol)

I saw a sign that said "Home is where the barn is"

It cost about $30... on sale for about 50% off... beautiful sign though.

It looked like it was stenciled paint and vinyl with some cheap rope on a "distressed" board.

So I came home and looked around, found a few supplies and went to town on it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Want to win an ipod?

Good shoes are one of the best things you can do for your body. Poor fitting shoes affect you form head to toe, and can cause back pain, leg pain, hip pain and more.
Richard's Stride Rite and Mama's Mission have come together to bring you this wonderful 16GB Apple iPod Giveaway

Halloween... FINALLY!

My kids and I finally got to dress up and run around like the candy addicted fiends that we are.

It was great. They brought a friend and crossed the town in record time. (That could be because their legs are longer, or because it's November and there were only about 1/4 of the houses lit up that normally are)

So... wanna see me? CLICK!

Pre-Sandy AC trip

Yes... it's a little late getting up... but, I did want to share some pictures from Atlantic City.

We took a bus trip down on October 21 and had a great time.

I was lazy getting the photos processed through and then had a good stint powerless.

This past weekend was a two day race for our R/C cars.

Yesterday was "Halloween"

(which I will have pictures of soon)

So... here is my Atlantic City trip.

(Make sure you watch the whole slideshow, or click through the link. There's tons of cool beach photos with surfers to boot!)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Blogger Op: Stanley Steamer

Mama's Mission is proud to bring you this wonderful giveaway!!
I am looking for bloggers to help promote.
You will receive 1 Free Facebook or Twitter Link (your choice)
The blogger who refers the most people will be offered additional free links (or refunded for those purchased).
Additional links are available
The Event will begin on December 7th at 12:01 AM and ends at 11:59pm on December 21st
This giveaway will be open to residents of the US only
Sign up here
One winner will receive the following:
A $100 Stanley Steemer Gift Certificate towards the service of their choice

All week without power

What a week!

Two kids home from school with no power, no phone, no internet.

We didn't get the water from the storm (only some rain) but we really got the wind. I had one tree drop a present on my car and another in the back yard uproot itself.

It feels really good to have power and heat again!

Hope everyone else fared better than I did!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

No power

Damn hurricane. See you all when the light come back. In a month. Grrrrrrrrr.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Free Blogger Event

Are you looking for an awesome FREE blogging event? Here is one just in time for fall!!
Flora from Samples Freebies Fun, Glenda from Mommies Point of View, Karren Oh! My Heartsie, Lisa from Planet Weidknecht and Bing from Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest Teamed up to up to Co-Host the $100.00 Mohawk Rug Event which is being sponsored by Mohawk Home.  Read on for more details…

To participate in the event you are required to post an announcement on your blog with links to the sponsor and co-hosts OR you can opt out of the blog post by paying $3.00 to be used for event fees and referral prizes. you can send to PayPal at and be sure to include your email address and 
“Mohawk Carpet Rug Event” in the message.

The event is Free and is open to bloggers in USA and Canada
Each blogger will receive one free link Twitter or Facebook. 
There is an option to purchase 
another link for $2.00 [PayPal]
Adding the event banner is Optional but would help to promote, making for a larger event.
Now, once you have posted the announcement or paid for opting out please fill out this form (Click Here)

The HTML will be provided so watch for that about Nov 6-8th and be sure to add {} so that communication does not go to spam. Please be sure to change up the announcement with your own words so Google does not get wigged out for seo purposes.

There will be verification of posts by noon on Nov 8th and if your post is not up you will be emailed and your links will be removed from the Rafflecopter~ If you have paid for extra links there will be no refunds.

The Prize: 5 x 8' Mohawk Rug $100.00 or less (Winner’s choice!)
Starts: Thursday, November 8th at 12:01am
Ends:  Thursday, November 29th at 11:59pm

Signup Here }

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Blogger sign up for cash giveaway

Who couldn’t use some extra spending cash this season? ATL Deal Finder is hosting a giveaway for $100 CASH just in time for Black Friday! Giveaway will run Nov. 8th – Nov. 20th . Stay tuned for giveaway entry opportunities!



Bloggers, here’s a great opportunity to increase your blog traffic, Facebook likes, Twitter followers and other social media traffic! Sign up HERE to join this giveaway for FREE! Page hosts and Co-host opportunities available. Plus, the blogger who refer the most people gets a FREE Co-host spot!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Giveaway Time

Because, why not?

Ive got the skills and you've got the need. So, let's get down to it and make beautiful artwork together!

I'll pick one winner from the entries and work with them to create something that brands their blog.

If there are over 200 entries, I will pick 2 winners... 300 gets 3 winners and so on. (Up to a max of 20 winner if it goes that far)

Good luck guys!

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Rude or Not?

I was entering on a Halloween giveaway today for a scary movie and $50 amazon code when I noticed a comment as I scrolled down the page.

I don't watch scary movies. If I win, I do not want it. Sorry. I'm in it for the $. ~smile~

Does anyone else think thats rude?

If you don't like scary movies and are only in it for the money, that's fine... at least have the respect to say something like

Since I'm not into scary movies, I'm entering so I can win the money, and then donate the movie to toys for tots (or a library, etc.)
 What do you think?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blog art

Do you need a new header for your blog?
How about a button for a blog hop?
Notice your timeline cover on facebook is ugly?
Or your profile picture needs some love?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Colortime Review

colortimeI got a great package of goodies yesterday, which was amazing because I only found out that I won a contest the day before. Colortime sent my prize out. Speedy. Efficient. Seriously. I got an email from them saying I won, and I got an email with the shipping information. I wish every company did that (I guess not so much for things you won...they might have a lot to send then, but for things you buy...) Anyhow... My kids are antsy to do these bags. As in, "I can do my chores later and homework on the bus," type of antsy. Antsy-ness denied of course. What kind of mom do you think I am? I may let them watch zombie movies and eat snacks that will keep them up all night, but I know when to draw the line.

 Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Right... back on topic. So, after denying them their chance to do a craft for the evening and making them do their homework, I put the Colortime bags on the table to do another day. Like, when the kids are at school. Ok... so I didn't do all of them. Just one. And only because I wanted to see just how good the markers were. I've made plenty of shirts and bags and shoes with fabric markers. Honestly, most markers suck. They bleed. They fade. There's enough ink to do maybe one shirt. IF you're lucky.

So, I was curious. I got the markers out and grabbed one of the recycle bags. I knew it would be less heartbreaking than coloring the awesome Halloween bags. (Which, by the way, solved my trick-or-treat bag need)

Colortime says....Helpful Tip: Please make sure fabric marker caps are snapped tightly and they will last for many uses. With proper care, our fabric markers will enable you to add vivid, long-lasting color to about 10-15 shirts.

Scribble Scribble Scribble. Two tone green Earth. Easy enough. They sent two greens. Sweet.

 Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

 Now, if you've read other posts, you know I'm an out of work graphic designer. I like color. I love lines. I'm still a big kid at heart. So... of course I went and experimented. These markers blend beautifully. I used the light color first (after realizing how stupid it would be to try the other way) and then darkened in shadows or texture with the darker shade.

 Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

 Honestly, I wish I had more colors. I loved doing this. It was a blast shading the colors into the others.
 Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

 I did it as it was wet. And now, typing this, and looking at my hand, I realize I was silly about it. Hold on... I'll take a picture to show you...

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 I'm left handed. OOPS. I can say, I was very happy it didn't smear at all when I was doing the blending. SWEET!

 Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

 It really is a great product for kids (of all ages)

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

 I'm going to let my kids do their bags tomorrow night. And perhaps they can do the other recycle one together.

I hope Colortime decides to add more colors and designs to their already awesome selection.
I'd absolutely love to see them come up with a glow in the dark marker. I'd be banging on their door to test the product.

I'd also love to see designs aimed at tweens and teens. My two girls, though they are big goofballs, like the more hip stuff that all kids their age like.

They're having a blast with these, but if they had more designs that were tween and teen friendly, they'd be showing them off to all their friends.

All in all, Colortime products are great for kids (and adults) who like to color and have fun personalizing what they wear. 

Want to color? Visit for some sweet downloadable sheets.

Like them on facebook too. You'll get some super awesome deals.

What Im entering today...

Generally you'd have to watch my twitter feed to see all the things I enter in a day...

To win more, enter contest on blog linkups and giveaway events. They have more contest more prizes and more low entry contests. Especially when you get towards the bottom of a list.

Also, just because a prize is only worth $5 doesnt mean its not worth your time!

With that being said...

I'll be entering more giveaways all day long (or at least part of the day... I have sewing and cleaning and cooking to do.)

Keep my blog handy, or follow me on twitter. (The link is on the right hand side of the page)

This month I've won at least 6 giveaways that I can think of.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Amazon deal: Glow Laces

Like I said the otherday on my facebook page, I've pretty much sealed up the majority of my Christmas shopping for my kids.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I've been a zombie before, but there's something about the zombie makeup that not only suits my style but offers a challenge.

I decided to be a zombie again this year, and make it twice as good as I did the last time.

Last time I looked like this:

Notice the gaping wounds? Not bad for some cheap fake blood, tissues and liquid latex. When I ran out of latex, I used cheap white glue.... because, hey... it's cheaper than anything else.

First of all, I reccomend you spend the money and get the spirit gum remover. SERIOUSLY.


I don't care how smooth and hairless you think your face is. Shave it. TRUST ME.

I was in tears taking that off at the end of the night. Not the boo hoo crying type. The "this hurts so bad my eyes are tearing up uncontrollably" type.

I found a great video on youtube for a tear away zombie flesh.

Zombie Flesh video

I've already tried parts of it. Just have to wait to put it on my face.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Seriously. I scored at Kmart.
A birthday present for a family member, plus stuff for my kids.
A good chunk of Christmas shopping is checked off the list!
FOR 10.47

Win a camera bag!

Mommy and Baby Reviews, Mom Does Reviews, Emptynester Reviews and It's Free At Last brings you the Ultimate Camera and All Purpose bag giveaway. Enter for your chance to win the bag of your choice.

Thank you to Portare for sponsoring this amazing giveaway! Want to know more about the prize read Mommy and Baby Reviews recent Portare Bag Review.

Want to buy a Portare Bag for yourself or as a gift for someone special in your life? Use COUPON CODE: MBR60 to save $60.00 on the bag of your choice! But hurry this code is only good through October 31,2012.

Starting October 10, 2012 enter for your chance to win your choice of a Portare Bag. Don't forget to come back daily for your daily entries. You can get your daily entries everyday until October 26, 2012. Enter on the easy rafflecopter below.

Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older.

(Portare is responsible for shipping prize to winner. Winner will be chosen on October 27, 2012, notified by email and have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen.)

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