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Saturday, June 30, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: Kally Tea Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle!






CLOSED Giveaway: Terro Prize Package to Help Get Rid of Insects







Friday, June 29, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: $300 Cash plus 9 Prize Packages - Summer Bloggers Birthday Bash

Welcome to the Summer Bloggers Birthday Bash!



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: Nintendo DSi XL + 3 Games

Recently the Iowa Mom family went on a little vacation with our year older, yet still young children. Lengthy car rides up until this point were chaos and I was lucky enough to arrive with my hair still intact. We smartened up and packed each of our children their own DSi and DSi XL to help make the ride a little more enjoyable. While I typically do not promote game play for more than an hour a day, the continued play with numerous fun and educational games to choice from allowed my husband and I the need 3.5 hours of uninterrupted quiet time we need to get from point A to point B. Word to the wise from mom to another, never travel empty handed again!

The Nintendo DSi XL is a high-powered handheld video-game system with an extra large, wide viewing angle screen, and a full size, easy to hold stylus. It comes with features like touch-screen control for a unique gaming experience. Snap photos with the built-in camera, edit and send them to friends, play back your music with Nintendo DSi Sound, or browse the Internet with the Nintendo DSi Browser. From playing games to just playing around, the Nintendo DSi XL does it all.


Includes: Nintendo DSi XL System, 3 Pre-Installed Titles - Brain Age™ Express: Math, Brain Age™ Express: Arts & Letters and Photo Clock, two free applications: the Nintendo DSi Browser and Flipnote Studio™, Nintendo DSi AC Adapter, Rechargeable Battery, Nintendo DSi XL Stylus (2), Easy Start Guide, Manuals (Basic & Controls) and Support Booklet.


Nintendo DSi XL Features:
  • 93% larger screens
  • Built in Internet browser.
  • Full size, easy-to-hold stylus
  • 3 pre-installed titles: Brain Age™ Express: Math, Brain Age™ Express: Arts & Letters and Photo Clock
  • Plus, all the functions of the original Nintendo DSi system
BUY IT: Purchase the Nintendo DS XL from a variety of retailers online and in stores including Amazon.com for $129.99.

One lucky winner will receive a Nintendo DSi XL + 3 Games!

Brought to you by Nintendo and Mom Powered Media.






Sunday, June 24, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: Apple iPod Touch





CLOSED Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card



Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Ohio CycleWorks Bike Team, Sponsored by FedEx Custom Critical

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CLOSED GIVEAWAY: The Walker Edison Bunk Bed Giveaway Event










Monday, June 18, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: Audiovox Portable DVD Player w/ Swivel Display

Since the Summer travels are upon us let Audiovox help you take your favorite family Movies/DVD's on the road with your family! The DS2058 10.2″ Enhanced Definition Portable DVD Player with Swivel Display has a larger screen for easier viewing, clear picture display, decent sound quality, simple touch button commands and a unique swivel screen for better viewing reach. Watch your DVDs on the road, while camping and even in the comfort of your own home. This is one buy you will be happy to have on your next road trip.


Audiovox DS2058 10.2″ Enhanced Definition Portable DVD Player w/ Swivel Display
For portable entertainment that is on the move tune into Audiovox. DVDs or CDs. Home or away. Audiovox portable DVD players can provide hours of enjoyment for the family.
Features:
  • 10.2″ TFT Enhanced Definition Digital Display
  • 5 hour battery time
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 800 x 480 Resolution
  • USB Slot
  • SD Card Slot
  • Audio/Video Input & Output
  • Disc playback: DVD / CD /JPEG
  • USB/SD Card playback: MP3, JPEG
  • Internal Rechargeable Li-polymer battery
  • Gloss Finish
Includes:
  • Remote Control
  • Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • AC/DC Power Adapter
  • Automotive Power Adapter
  • Instruction Manual
  • Product Registration Card
BUY IT: Purchase the Audiovox DS2058 10.2″ Enhanced Definition Portable DVD Player w/ Swivel Display from http://store.audiovox.com for $229.99.









CLOSED Giveaway: $500 Amazon Gift Card with the CheckPoints Star Spangled Giveaway!






Sunday, June 17, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: $250 Aéropostale Gift Cards

Welcome to the $250 Summer Wardrobe Giveaway!

 





Thursday, June 14, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card












Wednesday, June 13, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: Happy Napper





CLOSED Giveaway: Father's Day with Hallmark



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Have You Heard? Iron Man 3 YAY

CLOSED Giveaway: Disney Junior


DISNEY JUNIOR'S "YO HO, LET'S GO SUMMER!" MULTI-PLATFORM PROGRAMMING EVENT RETURNS FEATURING NEW EPISODES OF CABLE TV'S #1 AND #2 SERIES AMONG KIDS 2-5, "DOC MCSTUFFINS" AND

"JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES," BEGINNING MONDAY, JUNE 4





CLOSED Giveaway: Zipz Shoes Winners Choice!!!






Closed Giveaway: ToiletTree Toiletry Bag







Monday, June 11, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: Coby SNAPP HD Camcorder

Summer means tons of family fun & sporting events. Each of those memories from joyous to funny should be kept for years to come. The Coby SNAPP HD Camcorder can provide you with a great way to save those moments and more. This small handheld camcorder is the ideal size for summer travel. It fits conveniently in your handbag, beachbag or even luggage. This cam is ideal for on the go moms and teens alike. A must have for your summer adventures.

Coby SNAPP HD Camcorder
The CAM4002 SNAPP Mini Digital Camcorder from Coby is the perfect entry-level pocket cam on the market. It features a large flip-out 2.4" LCD screen to capture perfect video and photos to share with family and friends. A built-in SD/SDHC card slot offers expandable memory and the it also comes with an easy-to-use Muvee video editing software that allows you to edit and upload your videos to share on YouTube.
Features Include:
  • Full-color 2.4" LCD electronic viewfinder
  • Screen flips and rotates for convenience
  • View recorded videos and photos on a TV with the included cable
  • Advanced features including still capture and digital zoom (4x)
  • Edit video and upload to YouTube® with included software from muvee®
  • Supports SD/SDHC memory cards
  • USB 2.0 Hi-speed connection for fast file transfers

Iowa-Mom moment captured by the Coby Snapp CAM4002!


CLOSED $400 Summer Splash Cash #Giveaway


$400 Summer Splash Cash Giveaway
Welcome to the $400 Summer Splash Cash Giveaway hosted by Giveaway Promote.

We put together another great group of bloggers to give away $400 in cash via PayPal to one very lucky person. Complete the very simple Rafflecopter Form below to earn entries into this giveaway. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries. Do you love entering giveaways, sweepstakes and contests? You'll find the latest and greatest listed at Giveaway Promote. You can also submit your giveaways and upcoming giveaway events for free today!

This giveaway is open worldwide. It will end at 11:59pm EST on June 24th, 2012.



Sunday, June 10, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: $200 American Airlines Gift Card




Saturday, June 9, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card





Thursday, June 7, 2012

CLOSED Giveaway: XBox Kinect Bundle

Have you heard yet?The following awesome bloggers are having a Techy Summer over at Mom to Bed by 8, the ‘Iowa Mom‘ and want to help you continue on with your sensational summer by offering you a chance to win an Xbox Kinect Bundle Pack (including Xbox 360 console, Kinect Sensor and Kinect Adventures Game). Retail value $299.
A special thanks to our awesome co-hosts TechyTribe, I Love To Gossip, Giveaway Bandit, As Mom Sees It and Couponing4you for their support in bringing this gamer giveaway to life!

CLOSED Giveaway: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on DVD







CLOSED $50 Victoria's Secret Flash Giveaway


$50 Victoria's Secret Gift Card Giveaway
Welcome to the $50 Victoria's Secret Gift Card Flash Giveaway hosted by Giveaway Promote.   
We've joined a fantastic group of bloggers to give away a $50 Victoria's Secret Gift Card to one lucky person. Complete the entries below to earn entries into the giveaway. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.

CLOSED Giveaway: Natrue's Sleep Slippers Winners Choice









Disney's Wreck-It Ralph Teaser Trailer

WRECK-IT RALPH smashes into theaters on November 2, 2012



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CLOSED Giveaway: Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Prize Package






CLOSED Giveaway: Conair Impressions Cushion Brush










Introducing “Witch’s Magical Mystery Brew” – brought to you by Disney/Pixar’s BRAVE!

BRAVE arrives in theaters everywhere on June 22nd!
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Brave A Disney/Pixar Movie


To get your kids excited about the premier of Brave which will hit Theaters on June 22nd! We have a little dance for them to practice! Also, want to learn some Scottish terminology?

A story set in Scotland would be jiggery pokery without its share of Scottish words and phrases. And crivens, “Brave” has plenty! But it would all be for naught unless accompanied by a proper glossary, so here goes…

Indigenous, native
v  Taught to filmmakers by Emma Thompson (voice of Queen Elinor), who used it to describe “Brave’s” Castle Dunbroch because it appears to have grown right out of the earth.

BLUE WODE
A blue dye extracted from a cabbage-type plant used by inhabitants of ancient Scotland to paint their bodies
v  Lord MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin paint their bodies in blue wode to proclaim that they are ready for battle at any moment.

BRAE
Hill

BUNCH OF GALOOTS
Many fools
·       galoot = clumsy, oafish person

CARNYX
A Celtic trumpet with a bell shaped like a boar’s head. Held vertically so it can be heard in large crowds, a carnyx was used during wartime to send troops into battle.
v  In “Brave,” it signals the start of the Highland Games.

CRIVENS, YOU’RE FIERCE
Wow! You’re cool or ferocious or tough!
·       crivens = expression of surprise or shock

DANCING TATTY BOGLE
·       tatty = shabby, cheap
·       bogle, boggle or bogill = ghost or folkloric being

DORIC
A dialect from the Aberdeenshire region in Scotland
v  Elgin native Kevin McKidd (voice of MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin), who learned Doric from his grandfather, proposed to filmmakers for Young MacGuffin to speak the incomprehensible dialect in “Brave.”

DREADFUL COLLYWOBBLES
Unwanted stomachache or a bad case of the nerves
·       collywobbles = upset stomach; intestinal disturbances or a feeling of apprehension

FOR NAUGHT
For no reason

FINISH WHAT HE GUDDLED IN THE FIRST PLACE
Fix, clean up or otherwise remedy something that’s been horribly mishandled.
·       guddle = make a mess of it

GAMY SPELL
An unfortunate bit of magic
·       gamy = bad

GLEN
Small, narrow, secluded valley

GOOGLY OLD HAG
Outlandish, unattractive senior
·       googly = strange, odd

GIANT HAVING A JIGGER IN THE BLUEBELLS
Similar to Dancing Tatty Bogle, something that’s absurd or fantastical

HAGGIS
Though some will joke that a haggis is a small animal native to Scotland, it is actually a traditional Scottish pudding made with sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, encased in a sheep’s stomach and cooked for several hours. Often served with “neeps and tatties" (turnips and potatoes).

HIGHLAND GAMES
Festivals that celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands. Includes competitions in piping and drumming, dancing, archery, caber tossing, stone put and other Scottish athletics, plus entertainment and exhibits.

Nonsense

JINGS CRIVENS HELP MA BOAB
Oh my!
Exclamation of bewilderment or exasperation

KILT
A pleated and draped tartan fabric garment worn by Scottish men
v  During the production of “Brave” director Mark Andrews and several animators wore kilts to work on Fridays—dubbed Kilt Fridays—to get in the spirit of Scotland and the film’s characters.

LASS
Girl

LAD
Boy

LOCH
Lake

MANKY DOGS
Unsavory person or being
·       manky = dirty, worthless or in bad taste

MICHTY ME
Wow! Holy cow!
An exclamation of surprise, shock or being overwhelmed

NUMPTY
Useless individual

NUT ‘EM
Head-butt ‘em

SCAFFY WITCH
A tricky or slick being with magical powers
·       scaffy = trickster

SCARED SIMPERIN’ JACKANAPES
Belittling description of a goofy and unworthy opponent
·       simpering = silly smile
·       jackanape =  an insulting reference to a monkey or ape; a braggart; a mischievous child

SCUTTLE THE VIKING LONGSHIPS
Sink Viking ships by making holes in the bottom

STUFF HER GOB
Eat with abandon
·       gob = mouth

TARTAN
A specially designed woven fabric that identifies a clan. April 6th is National Tartan Day in the United States.

TOSSING CABERS
A test of strength and skill seen in Highland Games in which the competitor raises a pole vertically with the small end down, and then throws it
·       Caber = a long, tapered section of a tree trunk

TUMSHIE
Turnip… or foolish person. Or both.

WEE
Small

WE’LL BILE YUR HEED WAE DUMPLIN’ BREED; TAE MAKE AN URSINE STEW
·       bile yer heed (boil your head) = don’t be ridiculous. Also used as an exclamation if someone is doing something stupid and it's annoying
v  In “Brave” King Fergus sings what he’ll do to the demon bear Mor’du when he catches him to avenge his lost leg. Not only will he boil his head, but he’ll add dumplings to make a bear stew.

WILL O’ THE WISPS
Ghostly lights or small blue spirits that lead the way to treasure or doom.
v  In “Brave,” the will o’ the wisps lead Merida to change her fate.