Blogger Opp: Giving Thanks

CALLING ALL BLOGGERS! The Giving Thanks Giveaway Sign Up Is NOW OPEN!!!

Fall is right around the corner!

Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner, Kay from The More The Merrier and Trista from Andersons Angels are super excited that fall is on its way! To celebrate, they are hosting an exciting event called The Giving Thanks Giveaway. This will be a big group giveaway event featuring many great sponsors for items that will help you enjoy fall.
It will be a ONE WINNER Grand Prize Giveaway event.

Dates: November 1 – 30, 2014

Price: FREE! You will get ONE LINK for free! You have the option to buy more links for $3 each.
    *You can post about the event sign up to be entered into a $10 USD Paypal Drawing, but this is completely optional! Everyone who posts, is entered into this drawing!
    *The blogger that refers the most people to participate will receive $20 USD Paypal, so help spread the word!

Prize: Courtney, Kay and Trista are gathering up a great prize package for ONE WINNER

Your Part: We will send you HTML to post and have running during the event dates. It will include all the information about the prizes and the entry form. All you have to do is post!

Hashtag: #GivingThanks2014

To sign up: go here!


Giveaway Announcement/Blogger Opp: CooCoo for Costumes

halloween giveaway button Welcome to the first of many Blogger opportunities for the Holiday Season! Hosted by: Adventures of a Military Family of 8

For October we will be doing: "CooCoo for Costumes" Halloween Giveaway event


#Review: GlassesShop.com Prescription #Eyeglasses

I received a complimentary pair of prescription eyeglasses from glassesshop.com, via Tomoson.com, in exchange for my honest review.

I've been wearing glasses since the 4th grade. I switched to contacts a year later, but I still wore my glasses at night or when I was sick. For the past two years, I've been nursing various illnesses and injuries, and I haven't worn my contacts in just as long. My glasses are over 5 years old, and I wear them everyday, so you can imagine how grungy and worn they are. So, when I saw the opportunity to receive and review a pair of eyeglasses, I jumped on it! I had neither shopped nor purchased glasses virtually before. I normally try-on and purchase my choice of frames from my optometrist and his brick-and-mortar office. So, new experience!

When I was chosen for the GlassesShop.com review, I was able to pick whatever style of glasses I wanted with whatever prescription I needed. Yay! I chose the Katherine purple blue stripe eyeglasses (SKU FZ0547). I have a heart-shaped face, with a fivehead and big eyes, high cheekbones, and a tiny chin. The website offers virtual try-on of frames, and the resulting image, as seen under "Customers' Tryon Pictures," is a poor, one-dimensional indicator of how the glasses would look on a real 3-D person. Again, I have no other experience with other online retailers of glasses frames, so this may be the case for all virtual try-on image engines.

After ordering my frames & lenses (for which the store required my prescription and pupil distance), it took approximately two weeks for them to be ready to ship. After shipping, it took approximately took two weeks to arrive from China. They arrived in a small box, perfectly sized for eyeglasses. Inside was a clear plastic case with the GlassesShop.com logo on it, along with a microfiber cleaning cloth. Neat!

Should've cleaned off the couch before the photo op.

Right out of the box (or case, in this instance), the glasses looked exactly as they did on the website. No surprises, there! Until I tried them on. Then...

#Nomakeup #Selfie


The frames don't rest evenly on my face! It's hard to get a picture showing the skew, but one side is definitely higher than the other. I had a terrible thought: maybe after all these years my ears are uneven?? To test this, I had my mother try them on. (No photos, please. OK, Ma.) Here is my artistic rendering of her appearance:

I'm so sorry, Mom.

Nope, still uneven...Unless I inherited my possibly-uneven ears from her? To figure it out once and for all, I took out a right-angle ruler to see if I was crazy.

I'm really not crazy! There is the slightest, most miniscule difference between the two sides of the frames. Really.

I asked for assistance in correcting the skew, and I was told to use pliers to bend the frames to my liking. I worry about damaging or even breaking the plastic that covers the sides of frames. I expressed my concern but have yet the receive a satisfactory response as of the publication of this post.

After one week of wearing them 24/7, minus sleeping time and shower time, I'm negatively neutral about these glasses. Then again, I'm incredibly picky. Here we go!

  • Accurate prescription: No headaches or blurriness.
  • Durable: After one week of wearing, there are no chips in or discoloration of the frames.
  • They work: They're glasses. I can see clearly now (the rain is gone...).
  • Poor weight distribution: The weight of the frames rests on the nose. So, after 5 minutes of wearing, I had marks on the sides and bridge of my nose. This also leads to...
  • Slippage: Since the weight is bore by the nose and not the ears, the frames move drastically when I move my head. When tilting my head down (like when spitting after brushing my teeth), the glasses slipped precariously off my face, barely hanging on by the ends of the arms.
  • Pinching: There's a transition from plastic to metal on the arms of the frames. It's not an even surface, so it catches the little wispy hairs by my temples and pulls them out when the frames shift (which is often).
  • Other: Not made in the USA

  • Ease of website navigation
  • Simple shopping
  • Shipping time: About one week to confirm my order shipped, and about one week for the glasses to arrive. Not sure if my order was treated differently because I am a non-paying customer. (I totally bungled the math on this! Here's a better breakdown of the time frame from my POV. I placed my order July 30 and received a tracking number on August 08. Glasses arrived August 16.)
  • Poor English language: The representative with whom I spoke via email did not write clearly. I wonder if he wrote in his native language and translated it to English with a program. (That being said, we understood each other very well. I'm not sure how well the word "skew" translates, so I don't know if the language barrier was preventing a resolution to my problem.)
Maybe I'm spoiled from having purchased glasses from an optometrist's office for years. I'm not really impressed with my online glasses shopping experience thus far. However, I want to emphasize that my experience could be a fluke. Other bloggers were offered the same opportunity as me, and I will update this post with their reviews as soon as I find them.

I do not plan on returning the frames because I received them for free. However, should a customer wish to return his or her purchase, there is a return policy - but "shipping and handling costs will NOT be refunded. There is a 30% restocking fee for glasses." Ouch.

BOTTOM LINE: The glasses I chose cost about $60 for both the frames and the prescription lenses. This is a huge savings when compared to the frames available at my local optometrist's office, even with health insurance. Personally, I am a huge proponent of "try before you buy," so buying glasses online isn't really my speed. Nevertheless, it's a good bargain to pay only 20% of what you might spend at a professional's store.

Speaking of 20%, I have a coupon code for my readers to use! For 20% OFF site-wide at glassesshop.com, use the code "Katie20".

As of publication of this post, the frames I chose are on sale for $29.95. Use the coupon code above, and they cost less than $24!

Questions? Comments? Want more Paint portraits of my family? Let me know!

Edits from 09/05/2014 for clarification are in parentheses


Giveaway: Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Welcome to the

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Sponsored by: Failing Perfect, Dibsies Personalization Station, Zazzle, Fundanoodle, and Educational Insights


Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect

Co-hosted by: Here We Go Again, Ready?, Intelligent Domestications, Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Peace and Chaos, and The More The Merrier

 I can't believe it's that time of year again! It's time to get those kids ready to go back to school. It seems like just yesterday when we were looking forward to the start of summer. Because we love our readers - and their kids - we want to help you get ready for back-to-school by helping one lucky reader get the year started with a bang. That is why we teamed up with our blogger friends and a few generous sponsors to bring you the chance to win this fantastic giveaway! One winner is going to receive a prize package worth over $430! This giveaway includes something for everyone in the family from preschoolers through college students. Here is what is included:
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet, Wifi, 16 GB  & $100 Target Gift Card from Failing Perfect (Retail Value: $269.00)
  • Personalized Lunch Box & Personalized Backpack from Dibsies Personalization Station (Retail Value: $78.00)
  • $50 Zazzle Gift Code from Zazzle
  • Hot Dots Laugh It Up! Math Vocabulary Cards for grades 1-3, Hot Dots Reading Informational Text for grades 4-6, Hot Dots Pen, & GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope for ages 3+ from Educational Insights(Retail Value: $79.95)
  • The winner's choice of one activity kit:  I Can Bead, Lace, Rip, Trace!, I Can Pound!, I Can Build Uppercase! or I Can Build Lowercase! from Fundanoodle (Retail Value: $32.99) 
Back-to-School Palooza Giveaway: The Details
  • Giveaway will begin on August 18th, 2014 and will end at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (US) on September 2nd, 2014.
  • Open to residents in the continental US, 18 years or older.
  • One entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Winner will have 24 Hours to respond to winner notification email, or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org.
  • The winning entry will be verified.
  • Sponsors will be individually responsible for prize fulfillment.

If you agree to the above terms, then enter using the Giveaway Form below. Good Luck!! 

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Good Luck!

Disclosure:  This blog did not receive compensation and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This post may contain affiliate links. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these rules and the decisions of Failing Perfect ("Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Failing Perfect is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, andor any other social media. Please contact michelle@failingperfect.com with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. 
If you would like your product or service featured on a similar giveaway, contact michelle@failingperfect.com for more information.


Giveaway: Back to School in Style

Welcome to the Back to School in Style Sweepstakes
Mom Powered Media wants to show you how much education means to us and the future of our wee ones and are personally sponsoring a Target and American Eagle Gift Card!

Aloetree is a brand new organic children’s clothing line with a mission to give back to kids and raise funds to prevent child trafficking. This clothing line is not only gorgeous and perfect for any little one in your life but it has special characters that tell a special story of a different eco-system and unique and positive quality.

Rachel Florio-Urso is the Founder of Celebrity Baby Trends, a Television Producer, On-Air Personality, CEO of Rachel Florio PR and a Mother of six as well as a humanitarian that loves to give back. Rachel is an expert in the Parenting industry and knows what's hot for tots and their family. We {HEART} Celebrity Baby Trends and you will too!

Ibiley Uniforms & More celebrates the sense of community, education and progress through the development of refined dress codes for your organization! At Ibiley, you can find high quality, comfortable and easy to care uniforms, corporate wear, scrubs and more! Serving customers nationally make sure and check out their fantastic selection!

The Ultimate Green Store provides a collection of many of the finest environmentally friendly products for you, your home, office, kids and even your pets! The Ultimate Green Store carries products from many of the world’s leading manufacturers and designers of sustainable, natural, organic, recycled, eco-friendly goods- products that are made with your health and the health of our planet in mind.

Yala is about making simple, elegant clothes from the heart, for the planet. Living well is always in style. Proudly welcoming the dreamers, the believers and the seekers. Come stand with us. Facing the warm sunshine. True clothes you can live in. Elegant. Sustainable. Comfortable. It's that simple.

Forever 21 is the authority on fashion & the go-to retailer for the latest trends, must-have styles & the hottest deals. Shop dresses, tops, tees, leggings & more. Now also carrying plus sizes!

Tea Collection carries the best modern, designer children's clothing for babies, girls and boys in sizes newborn to age 12. Kids and baby clothes for little citizens of the world. Shop their worldly collections today.

Gymboree has been dressing children since 1986. The brand's fashionable clothing and accessories are designed and crafted to withstand rugged play while letting kids be kids in outfits they love to wear. Gymboree currently operates more than 600 stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online store at www.gymboree.com.

This BTS event was organized by Mom Powered Media and special guest Conservamom. Stop by and say hello to our co-hosting bloggers: Monica's Rants, Raves & ReviewsMy Mommy BrainFinger Click SaverBarbara's BeatMemoirs of a Clueless WomanA Medic's World and Iowa Mom.

Ten winners will receive one of the following $100 Gift Cards: Aloe Tree, AMEX, Ibiley, The Ultimate Green Store, Yala Designs, Forever 21, Gymboree, Target or American Eagle.

Giveaway ends August 19 at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.


Being an Unhealthy-Healthy Eater Part I

Gentle Reader,

You may be asking yourself, “Katie, I’ve never heard of an unhealthy-healthy eater. I think you’re making it up!” You are correct. More than likely there is a formal or more widely-known term for what I’m about to discuss, but I am either unable to find it or too lazy to find it (i.e., both).

We all know what “healthy” means when it comes to diet and eating habits. Lots of protein! Fruits! Vegetables! Watch the carbs! Cut out extra sugar! Whole grains! Water! Don’t eat too much! Moderation and variety or death!

We also know what “unhealthy” means: too fatty, too processed, too many calories for too little nutrition, too salty, too much, too little, too anything.

Therefore, I define an unhealthy-healthy eater as a person who has unhealthy habits when eating healthy food. I am one of these people. Hi, my name is Katie, and I’m an Unhealthy-Healthy Eater. Hi, Katie.

You may be thinking, “Well if you know it’s a bad thing, change it!” Unfortunately for me, it’s not so simple.

Let me start out by saying that I have ZERO external factors that prevent me from eating well. I have access to a grocery store that carries everything I’ll ever need. I have enough money to afford quality foods. I have the appliances required to keep, store, and prepare said food. No problem, Bob.

My inability to be a healthy eater comes from the inside. Yes, gentle readers, my very soul cannot handle the enormity of consuming another living being.

NO, no no, just kidding. I wish it was only so ridiculous. Alas, my eating problems come from indigestion. And no, I’m not talking about heartburn or GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease), or IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), or any other common digestive disorder that can be wham-bam-thankyouma’am neatly defined and treated with an OTC (over the counter) medication or homeopathic remedy. Nope, I’m talking about an unpredictable mystery illness that results in abdominal pain of Chestburster proportions and a myriad of distressing symptoms with disgusting responses.

I’ll post about my physical experience (maybe someone Googling his/her symptoms will find it!) later, along with the psychological impact and other implications. For now, here’s a quick rundown: I avoid certain foods due to digestive issues. It’s bad to cut out food groups completely. Even if I did eat the foods that give me issues, I wouldn’t be able to digest them anyway. What’s a girl to do? Do I just give up and not eat particular foods and not even give my body the chance to absorb the nutrients it needs? Or do I give it a go, suffer for it, and still not get the nutrition I need?

Usually I go for the former. I wimp out. My diet is boring. My nutrition sucks. I take a medication that helps me better digest food. Actually, I take pancreatic enzymes that are derived from a pig's pancreas. Yes, I am part pig. I absorb pig powers. Fear me *oink*. However, there's nothing quite like all-natural, human pancreas juices, so it's not a miracle worker. I'll take what I can get.

I eat the same things everyday. Greek yogurt, granola, applesauce, protein drink mixed with fruit juice, protein bars, and a whole lot of fruits & vegetables.

See, it certainly sounds healthy, but holy nutritional deficit, Batman! This is a lot better than how I was in the months before my gallbladder was removed (another long story). Every meal was one bowl of cereal. Every. Meal. I consider my current diet a massive improvement. However, even sticking to "safe" foods isn't a guarantee that I won't have symptoms. My digestive system has a mind of its own.

To Be Continued!

Are you an unhealthy-healthy eater? What good habits do you have, or what bad habits should you change? Do you have digestive problems? How do you combat them?


#Giveaway: #Win an Amazon eGift Card!

I'm running my first giveaway, yay! Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card by helping me build my social media presence and by voting for my photo on Facebook. Use the Rafflecopter below! If you have any questions, tweet me or post on my FB profile.

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A QUICK NOTE: Please leave accurate extra info if I ask for it! I delete entries that don't. Thanks!


Giveaway: Coach Handbag Ends 08/10

Yet another awesome giveaway! Follow me on Twitter @katiecontests for an entry!

Summer Coach Handbag Event

Summer COACH Handbag Giveaway Event

Enter to #Win a $358 COACH PARK SIGNATURE HOBO Handbag This giveaway is sponsored by MyPoshMedia and PoshonaBudget.com Co-Hosts: Freebies Codes Coupons and Deals | MidLife Parenting| Dividing by Zero | Heartbeats~ Soul Stains | Barbara's Beat | Here We Go Again Ready | Plus Size Posh (coming soon)
About this handbag: Features COACH Signature fabric with leather trim with Zip-top closure. Inside features full fabric lining zip, cell phone and multifunction pockets. There is also a longer strap for shoulder or crossbody wear Apprx 14 3/4" (L) x 13" (H) x 3" (W) COLOR: SILVER/KHAKI/MAHOGANY

Are you a handbag lover?

If you were to win this, would you keep it or give it to someone as a gift? One winner will with the handbag featured in this giveaway. Good luck! This giveaway is open to the US and CA. It ends on 8/10 Disclosure/Disclaimer: This site or any other site associated with this event has in no way been compensated for the preceding information. This giveaway is valid where allowed by law, open to anyone in the United States who is over 18 years of age. One winner will be randomly selected on 8/11/14, notified via email, and will have until 8/13/14 to reply. If there is no reply another winner will be randomly selected.


Giveaway: Summertime Fun

Welcome to what promises to be one of the hottest giveaways of the summer! This is the Summertime Fun Giveaway hosted by Life in a House of Testosterone and Friends! Get ready to have some fun, because we're taking celebrating summer to a whole new level this year with over $1,800 in prizes to be won thanks to some last minute contributions to our prize packages! You can view a complete list with photographs of the prize packages here. summertime fun giveaway

Hosted by:

Life in a House of Testosterone

Co-Hosted by:

Barbara's Beat | BloggieAway | Deliciously Savvy | Dividing by Zero | Heartbeats ~Soul Stains

Holiday Contest & Sweeps | Libby's Library | Simply Sherryl | Wrap with Jolene

I want to take a moment to thank our absolutely wonderful list of sponsors that are participating in this event!

The Summertime Fun Giveaway is giving you 3 CHANCES TO WIN with three prize packages up for grabs! In order to save you from scrolling continuously, each of the prizes being awarded are linked directly to their product page. They are as follows:

Grand Prize Package

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The Grand Prize Package Contains Prizes Worth Over $724.00

2nd Place Package

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The Second Place Prize Package Contains Prizes Worth Over $573.00

3rd Place Package

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The 3rd Place Prize Package Contains Prizes Worth Over $428.00

Special Offers and Discounts

Several of our sponsors have been generous enough to offer discount coupons to our readers who may wish to make a purchase during the giveaway event. This information is listed below.

LaBella Baskets

LaBella BasketsLaBella Baskets offers a LBB membership for $9.95 per year. Once you purchase a LBB membership, you will be sent an email with your login information. You then receive your very own discount website so when you are ready to purchase gifts, you receive a 20% off discount on each gift you purchase without having to worry about keeping track of a discount code! Click here to grab a LBB membership! In addition, LaBella Baskets offers a Candle of the Month Club Membership for $19.99 per month. After your first purchase, you will be able to choose which candles you want each month, with 32 scents to choose from! Click here to purchase a Candle of the Month Club membership! With both of these membership options, there is no expiration date and you can cancel your membership at any time!

Bag A Book

BagabookOur friends at Bag A Book have generously offered to provide our readers with a 20% off discount for any item on their website. Just use discount code SFS20 when you check out. This discount code expires 12/31/2014. Six months of incredible savings! Thanks Bag A Book!


iHerb.comNeoCell has generously offered to provide a savings code for their sister site - iHerb.com. Use code CIP001 to receive a discount between $5.00 and $10.00 if you are a new customer to iHerb.com.

Trillium Organics

Trillium OrganicsTrillium Organics is offering our readers a 10% off discount from July 1 to July 30 on your order. Just use coupon code SUMMER10 at checkout! In addition, Trillium is holding a giveaway on their website for a FULL YEAR'S SUPPLY OF TRILLIUM ORGANICS! On 12/1/2014, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive 6 jars of Organic Body Polish, 6 bottles of Organic Body Soap, 3 jars of Organic Body Butter, 3 bottles of Organic Body Oil, 3 jars of Organic Soaking Salt, and 3 bottles of Organic Perfume! All you need to do is click here to enter and be sure to sign up for the Trillium Organics newsletter to ensure you're notified if you win!


StainRxStainRx is an effective stain remover that attacks stains on a molecular level with no peroxide, chlorine bleach, or phosphates. Now thru 8/1/2014, use discount code GoldBros to receive 10% off your order. StainRx is pH neutral and will not adversely affect colorfast washable fabrics. StainRx removes many tough (and even old) stains, while keeping colors vibrant and whites whiter without oxidizing agents!

Creamed. Gourmet Body Treats

creamed gourmet body treatsHomemade soaps from Creamed Gourmet Body Treats are formulated with high quality base oils, then once the lye is neutralized, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Shea Butter and Avocado Oil are added. Creamed Gourmet Body Treats is offering 10% off your purchase through 7/30 when you use coupon code LIAHSOAP. Visit the shop today and check out the wonderful homemade treats in store for you!

Jewelry in Candles

jewelry in candlesThere's nothing quite so satisfying as enjoying your favorite scent and finding a hidden surprise in your candle, which is exactly what Jewelry in Candles offers you! For the month of July, you can use discount code Hot4Jic to receive 20% off your order or if you're feeling patriotic, use discount code Freedom and receive 25% off your total order. So get your beautiful scents and hidden jewelry now! Offer ends 7/31/2014.

Giveaway Information

This giveaway is open to entrants residing in the Continental United States, age 18 and older. There are quite a few entries that can be earned during this giveaway so please take care to follow instructions for each entry carefully. Three winners will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 and entries verified. If you did not leave the proper information for us to verify the random entry chosen, another entry will be drawn.

Once all three entries have been drawn and verified, you will receive an email at the email address you listed on the mailing information form. You will have until midnight EST on Friday, July 18, 2014 to respond to that email. If you do not respond within the allotted time frame, another winner will be chosen.

Sponsors will be responsible for shipping out your winning prize package items to you directly.

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Disclosure: Life in a House of Testosterone organized this event. As a participating blogger, I received no compensation for promoting this event. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any social media network or with the Rafflecopter giveaway system. Prize shipment will be coordinated by Life in a House of Testosterone and the sponsors of this event. Should you have any questions at all, please contact kim@lifeinahouseoftestosterone.com directly.


Giveaway Announcement/Blogger Opp: Back to School in Style Event

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Back to School in Style Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

10 Winners each receiving a $100 Gift Card

Event dates: 7/21 - 8/4

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents.


Giveaway Announcement/Blogger Opp: The Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza Event

Signups are now open for 

The Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza Event

Organized by Michelle @ Failing Perfect


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 Signups Close at 8 PM EST on August 11th.

Event will take place August 15th - August 30th.

Open to residents of the United States.

One winner takes all: Amazon Kindle Fire HD, $100 Target Gift Card, Backpack full of school supplies, plus more.

Free Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest Link for posting giveaway. Must promote 3x weekly on social media accounts.

Additional links, host pages, co-host spots are available.



Giveaway Announcement/Blogger Opp: Summer Coach Handbag Event

Summer Coach Handbag Event

Blogger Giveaway Event Sign Up- Summer Coach Handbag Event 7/13-8/10

Join me and Poshonabudget.com for a Summer Coach Handbag Event 7/13-8/10 Sign ups End 7/10 FREE Links Available. Cohosts $10 for 4 links plus site is mentioned in post. This is a great opportunity. What would you do with new COACH handbag? Sign up/information

Giveaway Announcement/Blogger Opp: Summertime Fun

We are excitedly gearing up for our Summertime Fun Giveaway hosted by Life in a House of Testosterone from July 1, 2014 to July 15, 2014 - and we want YOU to be a part of the exciting fun! We are looking for BLOGGERS and SPONSORS who would like to participate in our event.

We currently have a great group of bloggers signed up to promote the event and share with their fans via their blogs and social media, and we want YOU to join us!

Sponsors - if you have a product that you would love to provide to be included in the prize package in exchange for 2 weeks of FREE ADVERTISING - we want YOU too!

Check each of the respective sections below that apply to you for more information and links to sign up!


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Choose two free links if you sign up to participate in this blogger opp! You can choose Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram as your free links with the announcement post GRAB IT HERE. If you do not wish to post the announcement, you can submit the $5 waiver fee via PayPal.

This giveaway will run from July 1, 2014 to July 15, 2014. Signups close on 6/25. Giveaway open to Continental United States.

Co-Host spots are available for $5 and include 5 links (no Google+ links please) in addition to the 2 free links for 7 links total. Links available for co-hosts are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Newsletter Subscription, Instagram, Bloglovin, Picket Fence, or Networked Blogs.

Extra links can be purchased for $1.00 each, up to 3 additional links.

Payments should be sent via PayPal to admin@lifeinahouseoftestosterone.com and if you have any questions about this event, please email kimatliah@gmail.com directly. Thank you for helping to promote this event!

Sign up for to help promote this event by CLICKING HERE!

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As of today's publication, we have a great group of active bloggers signed up to help promote this event. What that means to YOU is 14 days of free advertising with a reach of over 550,000 subscribers! More bloggers are signing up to promote the event each day - and we want to make this giveaway the best of the summer!

We need YOU to help us make it the best possible event! If you have a product or a client who is looking to break into the market and the blogging world in a BIG way - participate in our event by offering a product to include in one, two or all three prize packages that we will be giving away!

In exchange, your product and company will be highlighted in the giveaway's prize description (see this post for an example) and your website will also be linked to the description along with any reviews that we may have done on your product in the past or in the time period leading up to this giveaway. We are always happy to work with our sponsors to promote their products! Bloggers are asked to promote the event at least 3x per week and Life in a House of Testosterone will be promoting daily on various social media sites and talking about the prizes being offered in the giveaway.

Sponsors are asked to please complete the form here as it will streamline our organization of the products to ensure that we have your contact information and everything we need in order to promote your brand! We are EXCITED to work with you!

Winners will be chosen on July 16 when the event has ended. Winning entries will be verified and then the winner will be notified via email and social media that they have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize. Once the winner has responded, their information will immediately be forwarded to the sponsor for shipment of the product offered. In the event the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be randomly chosen, verified and notified.

Let’s welcome summer in with a BANG!


Giveaway: Xbox One

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Co-hosted by:
Barbara's BeatMOMenvy BlogArmy Wife to Suburban LifeMomStart and Simply Sherryl

Come and join us in this great giveaway
You can be the lucky winner 

xBox One

June 2  To June 16 11:59pm EST.

Valid only in the Continental United States.
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18 years or older to enter/only 1 entrant per household
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Giveaway: Origin Studio Wallet Week 4

The Go Mamas Welcomes you to the 
Origin Studio Wallet Giveaway 

Sponsored by: Origin Studios
Hosted by: The Go Mamas
Cohosted by: Barbara's Beat


The GO Mamas have a wonderful, exciting opportunity with Origin Studios, just for our blog, they are giving away 2 wallets per week, for 5 weeks to our readers! WOOT WOOT! That means that you get to try 5 times to win 2 awesomely designed ecofriendly wallets of your choice!


The winner would choose 2 designs of their choice, of the 5 styles available.


A special thank you goes out to our Sponsor and Co-Hosts. 
Please kindly visit their pages above.

 We at The Go Mamas support the handmade and small business community, and promote the importance of buying handmade goods. We hope you will also!

Read More about Origin Studio Wallets in The Go Mamas Origin Studio Wallet Review

Giveaway Details:

Open to US residents
Giveaway (Week 4): 05/21/14 - 05/28/14

The winner would choose 2 designs of their choice, of the 5 styles available. 
Click the link below for your opportunity to win TWO (2) Origin Studio Wallets
Enter the giveaway on the form below

Remember that ALL entries are optional and each entry only increases your chance of winning. You are under no obligation to enter this giveaway.

Disclosure: This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any of their affiliates. The Go Mamas may have received the products mentioned above for their honest opinion. Participating bloggers received no compensation for this publication. The opinions expressed by The Go Mamas are their own, and may differ from yours or this blog's. The Sponsor listed above is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment.