Nov 17, 2012

Blogger Opp - Christmas Cash Giveaway!!




We’re just trying to spread the holiday cheer! TheDealFanatic and CountingToTen are hosting a giveaway for $100 paypal cash just in time for the holidays!

This giveaway will run from Nov. 26th-Dec. 8th.
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If asked, please say referred by 
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Announcing Kindle Fire and Amazon GC Giveaway!!

Christmas in Branson Getaway Giveaway!!



Christmas in Branson Getaway Giveaway

Brought to you by Saving In Branson and Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog

Christmas is just around the corner and we want to give you a chance to relax. Branson, Missouri is a wonderful place to visit, full of entertainment. In Branson Christmas is the 4th season. The sights, the sounds, and the lights are breath taking. The view is certain to relieve some of the stress I am sure you are feeling with Christmas coming up so soon.

Being from the area I know how expensive it can be to visit and keep entertained in Branson. To help out and get you that vacation you need, Saving In Branson and Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog have put together an awesome getaway package.

We would also like to thank our Co-hosts A little bit of Everything At Home Take 2 & Plum Crazy About Coupons!!! Without them, this giveaway might not have been possible.

I think that this is a great giveaway!! I would absolutely love to win this!! Who wouldn't want some time away right before the big holiday? Make sure you enter as many times as you can to increase your chances to win :) Good luck to each of you that enter!!

1 lucky winner will receive:
2 day stay from December 14th – 15th
2 Tickets to Dixie Stampede
1 Gift Certificate for a Manicure and Pedicure
1 Gift basket full of all the goodies you need to stay fresh during your stay
 
The 2 day stay is provided by Best Western Branson Inn & Conference Center. Best Western is a well known hotel chain dedicated to quality and comfort. This one is even more special as it sets within sight/sound of Silver Dollar City and the customer service is phenomenal. When staying at Best Western Branson Inn & Conference, visitors have the ability to take a free shuttle to Silver Dollar City and purchase discounted tickets at the Inn. Best Western Branson Inn & Conference features an indoor pool with hot tub and an arcade room. The lucky winner of this giveaway will be receiving 2 free days in one of the most popular rooms at the Inn, a Double Queen Non-smoking Room. This giveaway is tailored to 2 people, but you can always bring more and have plenty of room (at no extra charge)! 
The 2 tickets to Dixie Stampede have been generously purchased by participating bloggers. Dixie Stampede is a wonderful dinner and show here in Branson. The show is filled with live entertainment that even the wait staff gets into. The meal is sure to fill you up and features ‘hand’ foods so silverware is not necessary. I have not been this year, but I can tell you last year’s show was awesome and everyone says it just keeps getting better every year.

My favorite part of the giveaway, the gift certificate for a free manicure and pedicure, is brought to you by En Vogue Nail & Spa. En Vogue is the BEST nail salon in Branson and I am not just saying that because they are participating in the giveaway, I use them exclusively for my nails & feet.  The prices are low & you will walk away feeling pretty and relaxed! Even their manicures come with massages, you will love this place guaranteed!

The Gift Basket will contain:
1)    Full size Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner
2)   Full size Man’s Body Wash
3)   Full size Woman’s Body Wash 4) Woman and Man's Razors
5)  And a few extra surprises (Think Coupons) :)
6)   Show tickets & salon gift certificate will also be in the basket

Now for the Rules:
1)    This given away will run from 11/15 – 12/01
2)   Winner must be a resident of the USA
3)   All dates are set and final, changes are not possible
4)  Winning entry will be confirmed before email is sent
5)   Winner has 24 hours to respond to email notification or an alternate winner will be chosen (add savinginbranson@gmail.com to your contact list to make sure you get your email)

Now enter in the Rafflecopter below! Good luck to everyone!!

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Nov 16, 2012

Keurig Platinum Brewer Weekly Giveaway week 3!!

Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Spend With Pennies and My Vegan Gluten-Free Life



This is such a great Giveaway!! Loving it being that they are giving away ONE each week for November!! This is week 3, so if you entered and didn't win the other weeks, don't be shy keep entering, you still have a great chance to win this week or next!!

The Keurig Platinum Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage at the touch of a button. With an award-winning design, this brewer features a blue, backlit LCD display that allows you to program water temperature, set the digital clock, Auto On/Off and your favorite cup size. With the choice of five cup sizes, the Platinum brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.
Includes
  • Keurig Platinum B70 brewer
  • My K-Cup filter
  • Removable drip tray
  • Water filter kit
  • Five brew sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • 72-oz water reservoir
  • Measures 13-1/2"L x 9-3/4"W x 12-1/2"H
  • 48 K-Cups to get you started

One lucky reader will receive a Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer with 48 K-Cups!

Giveaway ends November 23rd at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Lisa - Queen of Random is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.
 

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Nov 15, 2012

Tweet for cash!! Love tweeting?




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If you love tweeting like I do, then why not get a little cash for it?? Its completely free to join and advertisers come to you!! You set your own pay rate for them to pay. Its pretty cool :) 

Nov 14, 2012

The Original Christmas Classics BluRay DVD Box Set Giveaway! Nov 13th-27th


                     All About the Mommies and a great team of bloggers are so excited to offer our readers a chance to win The Original Christmas Classics BluRay DVD Box Set!


This would be a great present for the upcoming holidays for someone that loves watching the holiday movies and classics. I would love this!! I love the classics like this. Please be sure to enter every chance that you can to increase your chances of winning this great prize!! Good luck to each of you!

The cute and family-friendly box set contains four of the most beloved holiday TV specials of all time, including the Rankin/Bass classics “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and “Frosty Returns.” Watching these iconic TV specials are part of the American holiday tradition, just like baking cookies or trimming the Christmas tree! The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without them… This box set is valued at $44.95 MSRP.

The giveaway will run from November 13th at 12:01 am EST until November 27th at 11:59 pm EST. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States only, ages 18+.

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Disclosure: Lisa-Queen of Random was not compensated for this post or giveaway. Sponsor is responsible for prize shipment. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or ReclipIt. Void where prohibited by law.

Little Tikes Cook N Grow Kitchen Giveaway!! 11/14-12/3


Little Tikes Cook 'n Grow Kitchen Giveaway
Sponsored by Little Tikes
Hosted by Coupon Gator Mommy

What a great giveaway to have for the holidays!! I am sure that this prize will make someone's little one very very happy for the holidays! Be sure to enter as many times as you can to increase your chances to win. Good luck to each of you that enter!!

You will have an inspiring little chef with this realistic kid's kitchen playset that grows with your child.  When this Little Tikes kitchen is opened it is the perfect height for toddlers.  When the kitchen is compacted it is now the perfect size for your preschooler to cook your dinner.  There are 50+ accessories included!

Features:

 
• Kitchen has 2 age grade configurations
     1) Kitchen is expanded and the height is just right for toddlers
     2) Compacting the kitchen makes it just right for preschoolers
  • Electronic cooking sounds
  • Hooks for hanging cups
  • Molded in slots to hold plates
  • Oven, refrigerator and microwave doors all open and close
  • Shape-sorting lid for pot helps develop fine motor skills
  • 50+ accessories included
  • Requires 2 "AA" batteries (not included)


Read Coupon Gator Mommy's Little Tikes Cook 'n Grow Kitchen Review.

Want to enter more Giveaways including an iTikes Piano and other toys, click HERE

One lucky winner will receive a 
Little Tikes Cook 'n Grow Kitchen. 
This giveaway ends Dec. 3, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. 
Open to US residents.
Good Luck!

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A special thanks to all the amazing bloggers who are participating in this giveaway!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Lisa-Queen of Random is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

Nov 12, 2012

Being thankful this month every day

I am enjoying being a part of this blog hop/challenge this month called Thankvember You can click that and sign up still if you want too.

All you do is say what your thankful for each day through out the day of November. Its a great way to sit back and think what you are thankful for each and every day and sometimes I think that we can get so busy in our every day lives that we sometimes take for granted even the smallest things that we should be thankful for.






Nov 11, 2012

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Have a great week!




 

Better than Black Friday Bash!! Enter today!

Hey there everyone, if you want to enter a great Giveaway then enter this one!! Its a great one to be involved in and have a chance to win the cool prizes! Can you believe that there are 40 prizes going to 40 winners!! That is a ton of prizes for a ton of winners!! So make sure you get involved and enter all the times that you can to up your chances in winning!! Good luck to each of you!


Black Friday presents a lot of irresistible bargains, but none are as good as getting something free. That's why My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream has teamed up with Sooperdad Blog of Awesomeness, Surviving the Spawn, Freetail Therapy, Loving Life as Mommy, Plum Crazy About Coupons, Blog by Donna, Coupon Gator Mommy, Capri's Coupons, Meg's MoxieCoupon Savvy SarahZoe's Printable Coupons, and more great bloggers, to bring you LOTS of free stuff!


There are over 40 great prizes that will be going to over 40 different winners! You can check out reviews of all of the items on My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream.

All of the prizes are listed on the Rafflecopter form below. Winners will be chosen at random. Entering the giveaway qualifies you to win any of the prizes. There is not a way to enter to win a specific prize. The giveaway starts 11/12/12 at 12:01 AM, and ends 11/21/12 at 12:01 AM. Winners will be notified via email, starting on 11/21/12. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. All entries will be verified.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you don't see it, try refreshing the page. Good Luck!

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Lisa-Queen of Random received no compensation for this post. My opinions are my own, and my differ from yours. Lisa-Queen of Random and My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream are not responsible for prize shipment.


My guitar and piggy bank


This is the guitar that was brought to me earlier this evening by my step-dad...apparently my mother was cleaning out the garage or closets or wherever and came across it. My uncle gave this to me on my 5th birthday...I will be 40 March 19th so its nearly 35 years old!!


And this below is a piggy bank that honestly, I don't remember! I let the kids open it and dump it all out..there were a couple of the old $2 bills in there with a few dollar bills and dollar coins, mostly pennies of course :) Thankful that I have these things in my possession now...





Dealing with work at home sites like elance, odesk and guru

I use to work a lot more with and on odesk but here lately I have noticed that the jobs on there are just crappy!! They are repeat jobs that are "sounding too good to be true" and that usually means that they are..especially if they are on odesk.
ODesk has changed its policies and things throughout the years and right now I think that they need to go over a few things to stop all these fake clients posting too good to be true paying $20+ an hour jobs on there! I agree there are legit ones on there...I know this since I have worked on there years but this year especially they have really started going dramatically downhill with the jobs posted.
And you certainly need to remember that if you don't download and login on there tracker that you won't get paid for any work that isn't  tracked.
Elance, I love this site! They are pretty good and some of the clients, actually most of the ones that I'm dealing with on there, they don't require the tracker because the work is so sporadic that you can't really track it like the phone calls coming in so that is when we come up with our own hour tracking doc etc. Which is usually through Google docs and that helps a lot more then the tracker as each of us has a ton of things on our minds and sometimes can tend to forget to login for work!
Guru, they are pretty good as well. I like them but the one thing that I am going to complain about is the fees!!! They charge the workers/contractors (that's us) way way too much!! One week I made $200 but by the time that the stupid fees were taken out they had taken over $30 of my money that I worked hard for!!! That's a few hours and I worked it but yet they charge the contractors and took it!! Its like 12% or something like that, however much it is, its too much!! So me and my client got that handled and don't have to mess with the fees anymore which is a relief b/c I think that its crazy to be working that hard and then get hours taken off because of fees!
I can say this about all 3 of those sites, they are great at paying weekly!! ODesk pays weekly..you just have to withdraw it yourself either by paypal or payoneer card (love that card) or bank account. I think it was either Tuesday or Wednesday nights when you could withdraw your money. Elance is great too. They pay on Friday's I believe it is (sometimes my clients pay earlier which is great) and it usually takes a day for the method of withdraw to process. And again you get to withdraw your funds when the money is available or leave it in the account til next week or however you want to do it. I love the weekly thing though, very convenient.

How much work is not enough or too much? (working at home)

This is part of my series that I wanted to write about being a stay at home and work at home mom.
 
Before you start a work at home job, please make sure that you understand things like the pay and the hours that they expect you to work and if your going to be on hourly or commission etc pay. When you work on some sites such as elance, odesk and guru sometimes the clients expect you to always always log in to the tracker to keep exact minutes of your work, make sure you do that if that is one of there requirements, otherwise you won't be getting paid for that time if you aren't logged in!
 
Sometimes I feel as if I'm not working enough for me and my kids and then there are the times that I am maybe not spending enough family time and need to back off of work..
 
So here lately I have been going back to the taking off on Sunday's to spend with the family until later in the evening and then I have some time to get caught up on things before the busy Monday morning hits me.
 
When you work at home, some think ok well you get to work when you want and take a break anytime and take time for the family at any point etc. But sometimes you can't just up and stop working if your like me and doing certain tasks for a client like taking calls, you can't control the flow of calls so you can't just up and stop taking calls because someone decides to show up unannounced or because the kids just stepped in the door from school. Its hard working at home when you take it seriously and really do work from home as a bread winner for the family.
 
I have taken on a few clients in the past couple of weeks and I love it. I still have my virtual assistant client that has basically turned into a customer support client which I love and enjoy and is somewhat steady with 20 hours a week which is nice to have it steady or rather somewhat steady and getting paid weekly is great. Then I took up a client that I am an answering service for and I enjoy it. Its sporadic off and on during the day and not so much after the kids get home so I still have my evenings free for them. And I have taken up a third client for recruiting. That one is taking time to get use to and find out exactly what her needs are etc as we switched the tasks from one to another thing but I don't mind, fits my schedule sorta better although gotta say starting work at 7:30 in the morning is different then starting at 8 or 9. Not that much difference in time really but different in the sense of I have to get my stuff in order faster in the mornings. And then there is the 4th client which is one of my former clients that is needing off and on tasks done .. The great thing about her, its in the real estate field!! And I love love love the real estate field so that one is just now hopefully tomorrow going to get started again and will see where it goes also going to be 20 hours a week.
 
I also got involved with a paper and I absolutely love it and think that its a great idea and feel very thankful to have the chance to work with the guys that came up with it and are giving me a chance to expand here where I am and continue to help them expand and sale where they are as well. I am hiring my own Independent Contractors for those positions in sales and my oldest son who is 19 is helping me with expanding it around this area so hopefully that will kick off into high gear pretty soon!!
 
So with these clients I feel as if I am handling them very well as they all seem to have there pros and cons but mostly pros.
 
My time is open and flexible to each of them and I have it down who needs what and pretty much when so its a few clients but only still about 40 hours a week give or take and also half day sometimes on Saturday.
 
I feel that things are moving forward now in a great way for me and hopefully they will continue to move forward in a nice way and not too hit bumps for awhile..

10 slow cooker recipes

Hey there everyone, I don't know about you all but for me this time of the year is not just chaotic to put it mildly but also stressful mixed with hectic mixed with not having enough time to do everything on my list as it is!

So I got this in my inbox and wanted to share..I love my slow cooker, I just used it yesterday to make stew. That is one of my faves, that and roast. So I thought I would share with you all the link that I got for the 10 slow cooker meals. Figured it might come in handy for others out there that are running out of time to get things done and want a good dinner but something that won't take a long time to make too.

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