Life is like a sandcastle something beautiful here for awhile & then gone, but the impression it makes on others can last forever.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Contest Linkup 10/31

Friday, October 29, 2010

GiftcardRescue.com Review & Giveaway

Do you receive gift cards you just don't have use for or wish it was for another business? GiftCardRescue.com is the answer to your gift card problems sell for Cash or Exchange. Gift Card Rescue is one of the leading websites for gift card exchange online. Genius!!!How does it work?Example: Have a $50 Target Gift Card
Add your value and the expiration date on the card
I could trade for $43 cash money or $45.15 Amazon Gift Card.

Mail your gift card to the address provided in your order summary. GiftCardRescue.com suggest you mail the gift card in a sturdy envelope via first class mail with tracking. Be sure to include your order reference number.

GiftCardRescue receives your gift card and verify the value & will send you a check within two business days. You will receive your check via USPS first class mail within 5 business days after mailing.

Purchase discount gift cards from GiftCardRescue.com. A great way to save and shop from your favorite stores.

Thanks to GiftCardRescue.com for being a part of Life Is A SandCastle 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. One of my readers will receive a $25 GiftCardRescue Credit gift card of choosing.

RULES:

Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern November 13, 2010

Open US winner has 5 days to respond to my email

Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it

MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.

Mandatory Entry *Become a GiftCardRescue.com facebook fan.
********EXTRA ENTRIES***********

*Blog about the giveaway linking GiftCardRescue.com & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)

*Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect

* Follow both GiftCardRescue on twitter & my blog tweet " #giveaway $25 Gift Card of choice @GiftCardRescue @lifesandcastle http://t.co/zgzgRRF #win 11/13" (1 daily)

*Become my face book fan.

*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)

*Enter Night Owl Mama or giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.

*Comment on one non giveaway post on my site(2 entries)

*Grab the Holiday Gift Button @ top left side of my blog or regular button right side bar (2 entries each)



Disclosure: Please note this giveaway was presented company or PR. I reviewed a product to give my opinion. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.

Toy Cash Register $15

Found this Toy Cash Register at my local Wal Mart last night for only $15.00. It is a very good deal and my 3 yr son don't mind the color. Wanted to share for anyone looking for a great deal.

Microphone works
Calculator works
Scale Works
Light up Electric scanner
Rolling Belt
Opening drawer with key too
Money & Cards
Basket & Groceries

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CSN Stores Ottoman

Are you looking for a coffee table with a twist, how about a ottoman coffee table. Ottomans have surpassed the days of just being a foot stool. Some ottomans can be wooden like the Vintage Editions Remington Storage Footstool in Antique Brown or padded upholstered.

Storage Ottomans can  blend with a room and can serve as toy box, blanket box, or book nook. CSN Stores have a large selection of ottomans, coffee tables, and just about every home furnishing needed.

As a Preferred Blogger for CSN Stores my readers enjoyed the last CSN Stores giveaway. I'm looking forward to sharing a review this time & some of the best CSN Store deals with you in the future.

Disclosure: Review in future post.

PR Friendly Blog Linkup


It' time to linkup your PR Friendly Blogs thanks to Mommy PR. Next restart is – 10/27/2011 More information visit Mommy PR.


Wordless Wednesday


5Minutes For Mom & Go Graham Go, Mom Start, Jolly Mom, Two of A kind, Working on a full House and many more wonderful sites, sign up, and share your Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sold-out!

I took my son for a check up, he got to remembering when they pricked his finger. When the nurse calls him in he says, your not going to poke my finger. She begins to assure him he doesn't need his finger stuck again.

He looks at her and tell her you not going to poke my finger and puts his hands in his pocket. So, few minutes later he tells her again, but with a twist.

"Your not going to poke my finger, but you can poke bubba's finger"..........Poor little bubba got sold-out!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dali Decals Review & Giveaway


I had decided on a floral design a Dali Decals when I caught a glimpse of the cutest thing. I was looking under the animal and insects wall decals when I saw the Kitty Cat & cute little birds. I thought of a playful scene to decor the head of my bed.

When the wall decals arrived they were in a well protect heavy cardboard tube. I placed them on the table an then began to cut out the figures. I wiped the wall with a dry cloth to prep the area. You simply peel off the hard paper and you have the decal and transfer paper, press to the wall and use the squeegee to brush out air and bubbles.
The process was so easy, I let my 3 yr son apply the birds. Talking about a quick fun improvement to a blank space. My boys think it is perrrr-fect and love it. My 1 yr old says bird and kisses the cat, sooo sweet. The cat measures 14 x 15" and bird wall stickers measure between 4 and 5" wide.
Dali Decals have a wide selection of wall decals including holiday, wedding, shapes, and quotes. Thanks to Dali Decals for being a part of Life Is A SandCastle 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. Dali Decals will give one of my readers a wall decal plus shipping up to $25. International winners will be responsible for any import charges if they occur. Please note: all readers and/or contest entries are only eligible to win once per 12 months.

RULES:

Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern November 18, 2010

Open Worldwide winner has 5 days to respond to my email

Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it

MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.

Mandatory Entry is to visit Dali Decals and tell me the gift you love.
Entry should look something like this:

I like the Dali Decals Kitty Cat wall decal @ http://dalidecals.com/Animals-Birds-Birdies-Dogs-CatsWall-Decals-Wall-Stickers/
********EXTRA ENTRIES***********

*Blog about the giveaway linking Dali Decals & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)

*Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect

* Follow both Dali Decals on twitter & my blog tweet " #giveaway Wall Decals @DaliDecals @lifesandcastle http://t.co/cDMyoW5 #win 11/18" (1 daily)

*Become my face book fan.

*Become a Dali Decals facebook fan. (2entries)

*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)

*Enter Night Owl Mama or giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.

*Comment on one non giveaway post on my site(2 entries)

*Grab the Holiday Gift Button @ top left side of my blog or regular button right side bar (2 entries each)



Disclosure: Please note this giveaway was presented company or PR. I reviewed a product to give my opinion. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Contest Linkup 10/24

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Clean Bedroom Store Review & Giveaway

Have you found it hard to get a good nights rest even with a good mattress, maybe your missing the perfect pillow. The Clean Bedroom Store has the perfect pillows to rest your weary head. So many fillings of pure virgin wool, all natural cotton, organic cotton, or natural latex to chose from. I had to try the Naturally Organic Wool Pillow, what could be more organic than wool?
The Naturally Organic Wool Pillow is made from 100% wool & 100% Heavy duty organic cotton cover. It is hyperallergenic, antibacterial and dust resistant. This particular pillow provides medium firm support for head and neck. Yes, it does sleep like a dream and I feel more rested. My son loves to snuggle up on it and usually winds up sleeping on it. Seems I'm not the only one who loves it. I think wool pillows are more environmental friendly than other pillows on the market and healthier alternative.

I learned this & the Article published on Organic.org February 2006
http://www.thecleanbedroom.com/A_healthy_pillow.htm

A Healthy Pillow

by Christine Chamberlin

Wool Pillows - Odd as it may sound to rest your head on wool, this material - as a pillow fill - actually aids in sleeping comfort. Wool has a natural moisture wicking ability so your head stays cool while you rest; you toss and turn less often staying in deep REM sleep longer.


This natural ability to reduce the moisture level in your pillow inhibits mold and mildew from forming. Best of all, dust mites cannot thrive in wool making it a great alternative for people with allergies. Wool pillows are light and puffy, making them a great alternative to down. You can choose either sheep's wool or alpaca wool, which is lighter and warmer.

Did you know The Clean Bedroom Store also sells HEPA air purifiers and furnace filters, bedroom furniture and Organic Mattresses that look dreamy. They not only have home products but, they sell personal organic bath & spa products and organic sleepwear.

Thanks to The Clean Bedroom Store for being a part of Life Is A SandCastle 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. The Clean Bedroom Store Will give one of my readers a Naturally Organic Wool Pillow.

RULES:

Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern November 19, 2010

Open US winner has 5 days to respond to my email

Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it

MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.

Mandatory Entry is to visit The Clean Bedroom Store and tell me the gift you love with link to the product.
Entry should look something like this:

I like the Naturally Organic Wool Pillow @ http://www.The Clean Bedroom Store.com

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********

*Blog about the giveaway linking The Clean Bedroom Store & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)

*Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect

* Follow both The Clean Bedroom Store on twitter & my blog tweet " #giveaway Naturally Organic Wool Pillow @thecleanbedroom @lifesandcastle http://t.co/QtCa730 #win 11/19 " (1 per day)

*Become my face book fan.

*Become a The Clean Bedroom Store facebook fan. (2entries)

*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)

*Enter Night Owl Mama or giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.

*Comment on one non giveaway post on my site(2 entries)

*Grab the Holiday Gift Button @ top left side of my blog or regular button right side bar (2 entries each)



Disclosure: Please note this giveaway was presented company or PR. I reviewed a product to give my opinion. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friendly Friday Fun Follow

Thanks for stopping by today, I can't wait to follow you back and see your website. While here enter my holiday giveaways located in left side bar and check back more to come.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Executive Gift Shoppe Review & Giveaway

If your like me, I have the hardest time finding something my husband would like. Executive Gift Shoppe is the answer to husband gifts, male gifts in general, or ladies gifts. I remembered back when my husband and I first meet, he gave me a Swiss Army Watch & Knife. He said, " They make the best quality products." The watch & knife was very durable and lasted, after 12 yrs I still use them.
I found an Victorinox Swiss Army Flashlight at Executive Gift Shoppe. How does the Victorinox Flashlight shine on it's reputation. It is LED for longer battery, shining up 275 foot, up to 2.5 mile signal visibility and shock proof & water resistant. I can account for 200 ft cause I shine it from the house to the road and great visibility. Did you know that LED's can last up to 100,000 hours 11 yrs compared to most flash light bulbs. It uses 2 C batteries and they come with the product.

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This product is eye blinding bright and my husband is thrilled with it. Seriously we all can use a great flashlight, you can never tell when the lights will go out. Looking for more great holiday gifts from Executive Gift Shoppe like Business Card Holders. I like the Elegant Crystal Business Card Cases very nice for myself :) Also, check out Novelty Flasks and Cigarette / Cigar Flasks that can be personalized.

Executive Gift Shoppe was courteous, professional, and operate with percision & speed. I'm proud to have experienced their business first hand. Thanks to Executive Gift Shoppe for being a part of Life Is A SandCastle 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. Executive Gift Shoppe Will give one of my readers a prize up to $50.00.


RULES:

Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern November 17, 2010

Open US winner has 5 days to respond to my email

Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it

MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.

Mandatory Entry is to visit Executive Gift Shoppe and tell me the gift you love.
Entry should look something like this:

I like the Executive Gift Shoppe Victorinox Swiss Army Flashlight @ http://www.executivegiftshoppe.com/v2c-mr.html

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********

*Blog about the giveaway linking Executive Gift Shoppe & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)

*Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect

* Follow both Executive Gift Shoppe on twitter & my blog tweet " #giveaway $50 Executive Gift Shoppe @giftshoppe @lifesandcastle http://t.co/MUOzQ8r #win 11/17" (1 daily)

*Become my face book fan.

*Become a Executive Gift Shoppe facebook fan. (2entries)

*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)

*Enter Night Owl Mama or giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.

*Comment on one non giveaway post on my site(2 entries)

*Grab the Holiday Gift Button @ top left side of my blog or regular button right side bar (2 entries each)



Disclosure: Please note this giveaway was presented company or PR. I reviewed a product to give my opinion. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.

Winner!!

Winner of the Power Capes giveaway


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This is what happens when my 3 yr sneaks and wears the 1 yr old costume.


5Minutes For Mom & Go Graham Go and many more wonderful sites, sign up, and share your Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Round Table Toys Review & Giveaway

I love when I can find one toy that both my children enjoy and fits the age requirements for both. Talk on the Farm is that kind of toy. It arrived from Round Table Toys and my 3 year was ready to try it out. We installed 3 AA batteries in the truck and turned it on. My 3yr pushed it along the mat and stayed occupied, listening to the sounds and following directions.


My 1yr was asleep and had no idea brother was playing with a new toy but, as soon as he heard the noise, he was ready to play. They both played and big brother showed the little one how drive the truck through the farm. I liked how they learn the animals and sounds. It a great hands on education developmental toy. I like they they are problem solving following directions. The Play mat measures 27.5 x 36 (69.8cm x 91.4cm) and that is a good size for play with 2 boys. Talk on the Farm Toy Mat is for ages 12 months through 6 years old and it's an Alex toy.


Round Table Toys have alot of other toys and I could easily fill under my tree. I really like the Z-Curve Bow, I wanted to try it bad cause it looks like so much fun. My boys ain't quite the age for that one but, I was thinking it may be nice to get two. One for my husband and one for me to chase each other :)

Thanks to Round Table Toys for being a part of Life Is A SandCastle 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. Round Table Toys will give one of my readers either the Z-Curve Bow or other gift of choice under $25.



RULES:

Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern November 16, 2010

Open US winner has 5 days to respond to my email

Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it

MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.



Mandatory Entry is to visit Round Table Toys and tell me the toy you love with page link.

Entry should look something like this:

I like the Talk on the Farm @ http://www.roundtabletoys.com

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********

*Blog about the giveaway linking Round Table Toys & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)

*Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect

* Follow both on twitter & tweet " #giveaway choice $25 toy or Z-Curve Bow @roundtabletoys @lifesandcastle http://t.co/HE7M2zu #win 11/16" (1 daily)

*Become my face book fan.

*Become a Round Table Toys facebook fan. (2entries)

*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)

*Enter Night Owl Mama or giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.

*Comment on one non giveaway post on my site(2 entries)

*Grab the Holiday Gift Button @ top left side of my blog.


Disclosure: Please note this giveaway was presented by company or PR. I reviewed wrapping paper. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Savvycents Wallet Review & Giveaway


Shopping with 2 kids age 3 & 1 can be very hectic at stores and I have found the Savvycents Wallet helps me stay organized. I'm always steady checking do I have this or that, but with the Savvycents Wallet everything is labeled. The file system keeps everything labeled and I stay organized, not always shoveling around hunting. I organize my things easily and conveniently in this wallet an gain a little piece of mind.

Money location, license, check book, credit cards, coupons are easily labels with pre-printed labels and there are black labels for your own categories. It is the all in one coupon organiser/wallet. Also, sporting a back side change pocket. Wallet is 8” x 4” available in red, pink and black.

I actually thought I was reviewing the black but, got the pink. I'm really glad it turned out that way, because the pink is perfect for this month with Breast Cancer Awareness and looks sporty.

Thanks to Savvycents Wallet for being a part of Life Is A SandCastle 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. This Patent Leather Wallet would  make the perfect gift for any women. Savvycents will give one of my readers either the black or pink wallet.

RULES:

Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern November 15, 2010

Open US winner has 5 days to respond to my email

Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it

MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.

Mandatory Entry is to visit Savvycents and tell me a fact from their website not mentioned here.

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********

*Blog about the giveaway linking Savvycents & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)

*Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect

* Follow on twitter & tweet " #giveaway Savvycents Wallet @SavvycentsLLC @lifesandcastle http://t.co/bmFu5kS #win 11/15" 1 per day

*Become my face book fan.

*Become a Savvycents face book fan. (2entries)

*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)

*Enter Night Owl Mama or giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.

*Comment on one non giveaway post on my site(2 entries)

*Grab the Holiday Gift Button @ top left side of my blog.


Disclosure: Please note this giveaway was presented by Company or PR. A product was received to review and share my honest opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Gift Skins Review & Giveaway

I'm a big fan of personalized gifts, but I recently discover the presentation of personalized wrapping paper from GiftSkins.com. A beautiful representation of your style. At first I was going to use 2 pictures of my sons for our paper. In the time of choosing the design, we lost our Jack, so I decided to use a photo of him & one of the boys.
This Gift Paper has such a deeper presence than off the shelf wrapping paper. It has loved ones on it and is memorable, creative, and a reflection of our family. My choice, the Holiday Hot Dots Gift Wrap, I like the color, a little nontraditional, but very cute modern design.

Measures 19.75 x 76.75in. One roll will wrap three medium size gifts. This is gifting paper with meaning and will be treasured by the recipient. I love the grids on the back. Designing my paper on GiftSkins was very easy and probably took about 2 to 3minutes. They shipped very fast!

GiftSkins.com has all your personalized gift wrap needs covered "Wedding Gift Wrap, Birthday Gift Wrap, Graduation Gift Wrap, Valentine's Day Gift Wrap & More."

Thanks to GiftSkins.com for being a part of Life Is A SandCastle 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. Giftskins Will give one of my readers a roll of wrapping paper of choice, as well as 20 gift tags



RULES:
Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern November 14, 2010
Open US winner has 5 days to respond to my email
Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it
MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.

Mandatory Entry is to visit GiftSkins.com and tell me the wrapping paper style you love.

Entry should look something like this:
I like the Holiday Hot Dots Gift Wrap

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********
*Blog about the giveaway linking GiftSkins.com & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)
*Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect
* Follow on twitter & tweet "#giveaway Personalized wrapping paper & tags GiftSkins.com @lifesandcastle http://t.co/wPrPO0k #win 11/14" (1 per day)
*Become my face book fan.
*Become a GiftSkins by Everlasting Impressions facebook fan. (2entries)
*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)
*Enter Night Owl Mama or giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.
*Comment on one non giveaway post on my site(2 entries)
*Grab the Holiday Gift Button @ top left side of my blog.

Disclosure: Please note this giveaway was presented GiftSkins.com. I reviewed wrapping paper. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.

2010 Holiday Gift Guide Sponsors

Welcome to the Offical Sponsor List for Life Is A SandCastle 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. Check in here for links to review/giveaways and new sponsors added. Suggestions to make your holiday shopping a little easier. Some wonderful companies particpating & great holiday gifts and giveaways to come.

If you are a sponsor and would like to share a product or gift card in the Holiday Gift Guide contact Jennifer at mccujennifer@gmail.com to particpate. Your business will be listed here with a link to your website and link to your review/post.











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http://www.dalidecals.com/

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http://lifeisasandcastle.blogspot.com/2010/11/hearthsong-musical-tin-tea-set-review.html






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http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/

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http://www.ustarnovels.com/
Giveaway Located
http://lifeisasandcastle.blogspot.com/2010/12/u-star-novels-giveaway.html





http://www.myblizzie.com/
Review/Giveaway located
http://lifeisasandcastle.blogspot.com/2010/12/blizzie-slushy-drink-maker-review.html