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

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Giveaway Linky Thursday 6/30/11

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday. Check Out:

6/30 Hallmark Recordable Storybook Prize Pack
6/30 Happy Napper (winner's choice)
7/01 Pepto-Bismol Pink Party Set
7/07 Rockboard Scooter
7/13 Kidorable

Stop by The Night Owl Mama to Thursday Giveaway Linkup.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky 6/29/11

Birthday!! 2 Year Old
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.

Winner!!

Thanks everyone for entering. Congrats!! to the winner of  Fish Flops Giveaway. I will be contacting you shortly.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Twitter Hop Tuesday 6/28/11

Make new friends & gain followers with Twitter Hop Tuesday. Please follow host @lifesandcastle @Nightowlmama & Newest Host @HaveSippy we will follow back. If you don't mind please retweet/share so we can all gain more friends and participates:) Follow & follow back if someone follows you. Lets help each other #twitterhop
*I use Just Unfollow for non followers.

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ShaToBu Body Shaper

ShaToBu is the workout you wear, according to the University of Virginia Physiology Lab. Studies showed that wearing ShaToBu burns up to 12% more calories with everyday activities such as climbing stairs and walking.  ShaToBu was developed by a female chiropractor and consists of 89% Nylon, 11% LYCRA Elastane COOLMAX fabric gusset. ShaToBu is available in 8 different sizes and 5 styles and optional colors range.
After two babies & a little age I know my body can use a little help. That is where a Body Shaper picks up my slack so to speak. That extra unattractive bulge gets trained with a ShaToBu body shaper and my tummy needs shaping, muscles need toning, and sneaking in additional calorie burning is a plus.

I tried the ShaToBu High Waist to Knee shaper and it made me feel more confident, held together so to speak. I stood straighter with shapewear, had better posture, and the feel of the ShaToBu was smooth. My clothing did not hang or stick to it, even in excess summer heat. I particularly liked the high waist to manage my worst trouble spot. Strong and durable material with resistance bands make my muscles work a little harder. I can feel & see the instant difference in the mirror to my figure.

Follow ShaToBu on twitter & on facebook.

Disclosure: Company or PR provided me with a complimentary product for trial. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Winner!!

Thanks everyone for entering. Congrats to the winner of the BonitaJ Giveaway. I will be contacting you shortly.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Winners!! and Win an iPod Touch

Kids Party World, the top retailer of kids' party supplies, is sponsoring a "Win an iPod touch with iPhone Software." Visit their popular birthday party supplies site, www.KidsPartyWorld.com and enter for your chance to win at http://www.kidspartyworld.com/pages/contest.html 
Contest ends on June 27th.

Now Congrats to the winners of the Pocoyo DVD Let's Party & Kim & Scotts Soft Gourmet Pretzel Giveaways. I will be contacting you shortly.





Disclosure: Sharing a winning opportunity with everyone, no compensation was received.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Giveaway Linky Thursday 6/23/11

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday. Check Out:

6/22 Kim & Scotts Soft Gourmet Pretzel
6/25 $25 BonitaJ Jewelry
6/27 FishFlops (4 pair)
6/30 Hallmark Recordable Storybook Prize Pack
6/30 Happy Napper (winner's choice)
7/01 Pepto-Bismol Pink Party Set
7/07 Rockboard Scooter
7/13 Kidorable

Stop by The Night Owl Mama to Thursday Giveaway Linkup.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday w/linky 6/22/11

How do you spend the "FIRST DAY OF SUMMER?"


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.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Twitter Hop Tuesday 6/21/11

Make new friends & gain followers with Twitter Hop Tuesday. Please follow host @lifesandcastle  @Nightowlmama & Newest Host @HaveSippy  we will follow back. If you don't mind please retweet/share so we can all gain more friends and participates:) Follow & follow back if someone follows you. Lets help each other #twitterhop
*I use Just Unfollow for non followers.

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Kidorable Review & Giveaway


Kidorable has the most character when it comes to children's apparel & accessories. Lively creative designs incorporated into their products meaning big smiles for children. Kidorable is affordable and make great gifts for any occasion. Kidorable has products for any season, from summer time fun, winter cold, rainy days.

My boys love the Kidorable backpacks. They play school with them, it is fun to hear their imagination at work. They are great for my little ones to keep up with their own toys on the go. Kidorable Backpacks are just the perfect size preschool children and toddlers. Backpacks are made with 56% PVC for easy cleaning, 44% Polyester, 100% Lead Free, Lining 100% Nylon.

My oldest loves the Pirate Backpack with two side pockets, front pocket, and large interior. Every little boys dream sword attached to the zipper, cross bones on top, anchors on the side pockets, and cute pirate parrot art decorates this superb Pirate Backpack.

Space Hero Backpack is ready to blast off with spiffy detail blast from the bottom, rocket wings on the side, and complete with a little alien or spaceman attached to the zipper. Large interior for your little hero's items and a small zipper pocket on the front with spaceman picture.


We would like to thank Kidorable for being a part of the Hotter than Summer Event. One reader will win their choice of Kidorable Umbrella!!! Super thanks to our sponsor!

RULES:

Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern July 13, 2011.
Open US winner has 2 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 *Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect & Visit Kidorable and tell me your favorite item with link or detailed description of it.

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********
*Blog about the giveaway linking Kidorable & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)
* Follow both on twitter & tweet " #giveaway Kidorable Umbrella of Choice @Kidorable @lifesandcastle http://t.co/0mKcgrc #contest #win 7/13" (1 daily)
*Become a Kidorable Facebook fan. (5 entries)
*Tell me who in your home would love a Kidorable. (1 entry)
*Become my face book fan. (2 entries)
*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)
*Enter (current) The Night Owl Mama or giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.
*Grab the "Hotter Than Summer" Button @ top left side of my blog (2 entries) But if you already had it and commented on extra entry link before May 1, you get (5 entries).
*Add my regular button (2 entries)
*Add this giveaway to a contest linky & leave link (3 entries each link, up to 3contest listings)


Disclosure: Company or PR provided me with a complimentary product for trial and provided a giveaway. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Lifetime 6ft Folding Picnic Table Winner!!

Winner of the Lifetime 6ft Folding Picnic Table. Congrats and I will be contacting you shortly.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

WIN HALLMARK BLOGHER 2011 CONFERENCE TICKET

ENTER TO WIN HALLMARK BLOGHER 2011 CONFERENCE
TICKET GIVEAWAY VIA TWITTER =
Enter between 12:00 a.m., June 13, and 11:59 p.m. CDT June 26, 2011. Limit one entry per person per day. More information visit Hallmark for Offical Rules.

#Hallmark is giving away a #BlogHer 2011 ticket to one lucky blogger! RT or tweet @HallmarkPR to enter! http://bit.ly/kKf97j

Just Sharing:)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hallmark Recordable Storybook Review & Giveaway (Prize Pack)

My children have been major fans of Curious George and we even went to Curious George Live Show. A great memory of the show is my mom went with us. The boys were so happy to share that moment with their grandmother.

After seeing Hallmark Recordable Storybook Curious You On Your Way! I knew it would be a perfect way for the boys to remember that special event with their grandmother.
She recorded her voice, reading the story for them, and now whenever they hear the story they re-live that time. The Hallmark Recordable Storybook is super simple to operate and brought our favorite character in the book alive in a new way. When finished, open the back and switch to saved mode. Hallmark Recordable Storybook are very special keepsakes and make great gifts with a variety of titles for every occasion.
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Thanks to Hallmark for participating in the "Hotter Than Summer" event with a special “Christmas in July” Twist.  Three gift packs of three holiday titles (Hallmark Recordable Storybook Frosty, The NightBefore Christmas and The Very First Christmas) Giveaway.

RULES:
Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern June 30, 2011.
Open US winner has 2 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 *Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect & tell me another favorite Hallmark Recordable Storybook other than ones mentioned.

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********
*Blog about the giveaway linking Hallmark Recordable Storybook & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)
* Follow both on twitter & tweet " #giveaway Hallmark Recordable Storybook "Christmas In July Prize Pack" @HallmarkPR @lifesandcastle http://t.co/CjvfXuL #win 6/30" (1 daily)
*Become a Hallmark facebook fan. (3 entries)
*Like Hallmark on you tube. (3 Entries)
*Become my face book fan. (2 entries)
*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)
*Enter The 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 "Hotter Than Summer" Button @ top left side of my blog (2 entries) But if you already had it and commented on extra entry link before May 1, you get (5 entries).
*Add my regular button (2 entries)
*Add this giveaway to a contest linky & leave link (3 entries each link, up to 3contest listings)

Disclosure: Company or PR provided me with a complimentary product for trial and provided a giveaway. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pocoyo Father's Day Printable Card

 (June 19th!) Just click link for printable Pocoyo Father's Day Card & visit http://www.pocoyo.com for more activities.

Rockboard Scooter Review & Giveaway


When I first ran across RockBoard Scooters I thought now those look cool. I bet every child any age would adore the Rockboard Scooters and adults too. So unique in design, the board is the power source, using the rocking back and forth motion of the rider. It can also be use as a regular scooter. Rockboard Mini Scooter for ages 5 and up to 90Ibs is available in 3 colors. Rockboard Original Scooter for ages 8 and up 200Ibs is available in 4 colors.

I was sent a Rockboard Scooter Original, “RB” Rockboard ball cap, & Scooter Tote bag. My husband quickly assembled it and the original is to big for my children right now, but my husband was happy to give a try. I was very surprised at how fast he took to the Rockboard. He was riding with ease. Immediately it came to mind what a great way for dad/moms and the kids to ride together and get exercise at the same time. 
I carried it over to my nephew house to get kids opinion of it. Ages of the 3 boys 13, 12, 8 years old took turned riding it down the street. They kept say cool and they had never seen one. The two oldest had no problems jumping on and going, but the 8yr was a little worried on how to do it. With a little instructions on how to start he was on his way riding. The 3 boys all loved it. The 13 yr said he could feel it exercising his leg using rocking motion and it was cool.

Rockboard Scooter folds right up an can be carried in the scooter tote bag or without. Easy and fast setup and break down. Let me share our sponsors video so you can see it in action.


The Rockboard Scooter is the summer boredom buster. One of the coolest summer toys and we would like to thank Rockboard Scooter for being a part of the Hotter than Summer Event. One reader will win their choice of either the Rockboard Mini Scooter or the Rockboard Original Scooter!!! Super thanks to our sponsor!

RULES:
Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern July 7, 2011.
Open US winner has 2 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 *Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect & Visit Rockboard Scooter and tell me which size & color you would pick if you win.


********EXTRA ENTRIES***********
*Blog about the giveaway linking Rockboard Scooter & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)
* Follow both on twitter & tweet " #giveaway Rockboard Scooter of choice @RBscooter @lifesandcastle http://t.co/Wh2VB3h #contest #win 7/7" (1 daily)
*Become a Rockboard Scooter facebook fan. (3 entries)
* Subscriber to Rockboard Scooters on you tube. (3 entries)
*Tell me who in your home would love a Rockboard Scooter. (1 entry)
*Become my face book fan. (2 entries)
*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)
*Enter (current) The 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 "Hotter Than Summer" Button @ top left side of my blog (2 entries) But if you already had it and commented on extra entry link before May 1, you get (5 entries).
*Add my regular button (2 entries)
*Add this giveaway to a contest linky & leave link (3 entries each link, up to 3contest listings)


Disclosure: Company or PR provided me with a complimentary product for trial and provided a giveaway. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Winners!!

Thanks everyone for entering. Congrats!! to the winner of "Myrtle Beach" Beach Table. I will be contacting you shortly.





Winner of Olee Kids $50 Gift Card.  I will be contacting you shortly.





Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Giveaway Linky Thursday 6/16/11

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday. Check Out:
Stop by The Night Owl Mama to Thursday Giveaway Linkup.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday w/Linky 6/15/11


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.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Twitter Hop Tuesday 6/14/11

Make new friends & gain followers with Twitter Hop Tuesday. Please follow host @lifesandcastle  @Nightowlmama & Newest Host @HaveSippy  we will follow back. If you don't mind please retweet/share so we can all gain more friends and participates:) Follow & follow back if someone follows you. Lets help each other #twitterhop
*I use Just Unfollow for non followers.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

It's open & Gifts for Dad

Well it hit me a few minutes ago when I was looking at Prizey and saw the contest still open. I drew a winner to early for the Olee Gift Card. It is still going, so sorry for the confusion. So many things going on and dead tired, oops! We all make mistakes sometimes.


The good news, I was looking for a few gifts my dad & husband may like for Father's Day when I found my mistake. Perhaps you may be interested in these giveaways also.


Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Router. Perfect for Father's Day! ARV $180!  at Busy Working Mama 6/18 * Mommy of Two Little Monkeys 6/24 *




Laughing Lindsay Video Camera for Family Movie Night Field of Vision 6/23




battery-powered desktop mini digital photo frame powered by two Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AAA batteries Busy Working Mama 6/15




125 anniversary Channellock tool roll @ ThriftyChicMom  6/20 * Mommy PR 6/20 * Blommi 6/17




Yummy! Want to win a $20 Chili's Gift Card? Here are 173 giveaways to win one list at 2 wired 2 Tired. Hurry looks like a lot end 6/12.


Sharp 3D Blu-Ray Player ($249) #giveaway @myweeview & @mychaos for the Father’s Day Event http://t.co/42gUsCy Canada


$50 gift code for Redenvelope Simple Reviews


$25 Gift Card to Applebee's! @Shining 2 Save Ends 6/17  




$25 GC Applebee's 3 Princes and a Princess 2   6/16




$50 Gift Certificate from RedEnvelope Outnumbered Mama




$50 Gift Certificate from RedEnvelope Happy Families

 
All of these are at Mom Start *5 Piece Channellock Tool Set  *Video Camera for Family Movie Night Field of Vision  *Win a FishEyes Rod & Reel w/ Underwater Video Camera & LCD Screen   *iPad 2 or 50.00 American Express Gift Card


Robyn's Online World* Family movie night video camera 6/17 * Ipad 2 7/31 * Craftman tool set ends 6/15

Father’s Day Gift from Things Remembered She Scribes


$50 Gift Certificate from RedEnvelope Mom Cocktails ends 6/14

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pepto-Bismol “Party in a Box” & Pink Party Set Giveaway

We are all about partying this summer and so is Pepto-Bismol. Pepto is kick-starting the summer with an exciting sweepstakes this month! Fans of Pepto’s Facebook page can enter to win weekly “Party in a Box” prizes through the end of June. Fans of the Pepto-Bismol Facebook page can enter to win weekly on the “Party in a Box” tab at www.facebook.com/peptobismol.

Facebook "Party in a Box" giveaways offer fans new and different gifts each week. Up coming Pepto “Party in a box” prizes on facebook include t-shirts, Pepto pink aprons, $100 Visa gift cards to Cooking.com, BBQ tool set, Cooler, Theme park passes, Pink party set. Stop by each week and see what prizes are available to win and enter.

Pepto-Bismol is ready to get you in the "Party Mood"!! One of my readers will win a Pink Party Set!

RULES:
Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern July 1, 2011.
Open US winner has 2 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 *Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect & Become Pepto-Bismol Facebook Fan.

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********
*Blog about the giveaway linking this post & Pepto-Bismol “Party in a Box"(5entries)
* Follow both on twitter & tweet " #giveaway Pepto-Bismol Pink Party Set #PartyInABox @Pepto  @lifesandcastle http://t.co/QWxV686 #win 7/1 #ad #nonpaidad" (1 daily)
*Become my face book fan.(2 entries)
*Let me know if you entered the Party in a Box Contest.
*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)
*Enter The 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 "Hotter Than Summer" Button @ top left side of my blog (2 entries) But if you already had it and commented on extra entry link before May 1, you get (5 entries).
*Grab regular button (2 entries)
*Add this giveaway to a contest linky & leave link (3 entries each link, up to 3contest listings)

Disclosure: (P&G) Pepto-Bismol provided a giveaway for this contest. I did not review this product or receive one. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Winners!!

Thanks everyone for entering. Congrats!! to the winner of 1. Tuffo Water Resistant Blanket  2. Giani Granite Countertop Paint   I will be contacting you shortly.






Giveaway Linky Thursday 6/9/11

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Stop by The Night Owl Mama to Thursday Giveaway Linkup.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday w/Linky 6/8/11


SHARING
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Happy Napper Review & Giveaway

The Happy Napper sound full play pal and pillow is a big hit with my boys. They got to try out the Castle to Dragon Happy Napper. The dragon is very adorable, love his tongue sticking out, and every good dragon has to have wings you know.

The boys would ring the bell on the front and the dragon would roar! Oh man do they love that. They have steadily open and close, the dragon comes out and goes back in. The Happy Napper Dragon has starred in a few plays here. The dragon comes out, you stuff the castle inside his back and zip with reversible zipper for a full 21 inch stuff friend. For bedtime the dragon can disappear back in the castle, creating a bedtime pillow.
The Happy Napper is very entertaining, easy to use for sleep, and makes a soft stuffed friend for playtime. I've seen the dragon visiting my web site Life Is A SandCastle (see pic above) and some of his friends are hunting a family. That is why one reader will win a Happy Napper of their choice! Thanks Happy Napper for being a part of the Hotter than Summer Event.

RULES:
Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern June 30, 2011.
Open US winner has 2 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 *Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect & Visit Happy Napper and tell me which one you would pick if you win.

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********
*Blog about the giveaway linking Happy Napper & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)
* Follow both on twitter & tweet " #giveaway Happy Napper of choice @HappyNapper @lifesandcastle http://t.co/fKstLXg #win 6/30" (1 daily)
*Become a Happy Napper facebook fan. (3 entries)
*Become my face book fan. (2 entries)
*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)
*Enter The 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 "Hotter Than Summer" Button @ top left side of my blog (2 entries) But if you already had it and commented on extra entry link before May 1, you get (5 entries).
*Add my regular button (2 entries)
*Add this giveaway to a contest linky & leave link (3 entries each link, up to 3contest listings)

Disclosure: Company or PR provided me with a complimentary product for trial and provided a giveaway. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Twitter Hop Tuesday 6/7/11

Make new friends & gain followers with Twitter Hop Tuesday. Please follow host @lifesandcastle  @Nightowlmama & Newest Host @HaveSippy  we will follow back. If you don't mind please retweet/share so we can all gain more friends and participates:) Follow & follow back if someone follows you. Lets help each other #twitterhop
*I use Just Unfollow for non followers.

Linkup your Twitter URL, not your blog page URL.