Jan 4, 2013

Another January Blog Challenge Day 4 - A list of your biggest pet peeves and why

Let's see...hmm....
1. No talking with your mouth full!!! That just drives me nutty not to mention rude and sounds disgusting! And the thing that gets me is that my teenagers have been raise to not do that and they are pretty good about not doing that but the crazy thing is, is that a 44 year old man still can't get it through his stubborn head that its gross!
2. If you have something to say, don't talk behind my back, say it to ME!! Don't go and call someone and talk about me and what you don't like what I do or don't do etc. And don't call someone in MY home and complain and gripe to them when I'm right here in the house!! Say it to ME!! People that talk about others and behind others backs I just don't understand that..if I have something to say I would rather tell that person then go and blab to others how I don't like what they did or didn't do etc. Have some respect and tell the actual person!
3. Fake people...people that act like they are happy and have all that and are the "perfect" so to speak family/life etc but in reality its not that great and they are in denial...so why act like you are all happy and living a life that you don't like.. I wasn't happy living the life that I have been living being married for 18 years coming this Feb and I am doing something about it, yes it took me that long to finally say hey I need to do something for ME and get out of this situation where I feel misserable! And what am I doing about it? I am getting a divorce!! Some might not agree with it and that's fine and some might not like it and that's fine and some will talk and say whatever and that's fine, until you live in my shoes don't judge.
4. Which brings me to the next one....Don't judge others until YOU have been in that situation you don't know what you would do or wouldn't do...I try not to judge others and just be there and understand how they are feeling etc and support them in whatever they feel is the right thing to do.

NaBloPoMo Day 4 - At what time of day do you feel the most energetic and productive?

I find that I am the most energetic and productive usually later on in the day...usually in the early evening around 4-6. And at night time around 9-10. Sometimes in the morning I have energy if I have something good to eat and my caffeine..and other days I just feel blah in the mornings and it takes me awhile to get up and get going.
And I find that it also depends on the temperature and how the weather is outside, like if its sunny then I'm in a better mood and more energetic and if its more cloudy and gloomy rainy etc outside then that seems to suck the energy out of me!

Jan 3, 2013

Sizzling Superbowl Giveaway Event!!



ARV $250

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What a great giveaway to have starting out the new year!
Be sure to enter as many times as you can to increase your chance to win this great giveaway!!
Good luck to each of you that enters.

Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill-Fryer is a deep fryer, infrared grill and griddle all in one.  Each section has independent temperature controls as well as a lid which fits over the grill, griddle or warming plate.  This grill packs "24,000 BTUs total with three separate cooking functions".  Its cooking functions include but are not limited to: grill, fry, griddle, warm, steam, wok/stir fry, boil, sauté, sauce pan, searing and fondue!

When: 1/3-1/18
Who: Open to US residents in the continental 48 states

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"Make Our Own Network" solely organized this event. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own. Lisa-Queen of Random is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Christmas Cheer Jewelry Candle Giveaway!!

Christmas Cheer Jewelry Candle Giveaway
Hosted By: Simply Southern Couponers
Sponsored By: Jewelry Candles

If you love Jewelry and Candles you will definitely love Jewelry Candles!

I love the beautiful smells of candles. I have to have a ton of them in my home :) I also love jewelry so this is an awesome giveaway to be a part of.
Please be sure to enter as many times as you can to increase your chances of winning. 
Good luck to each of you that enter!!

Jewelry Candles was inspired by the famous classic movie, Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory! Jewelry Candle thought it was awesome if they could have their own Willie Wonka type concept but instead of using candy bars and golden tickets they would use all natural soy candles and beautiful jewelry! Inside all their candles is a hidden jewel that can be worth anywhere from $10 to $7500. 
Inside your candle could be a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet or a pair of earrings!

 You just never know what you are going to get but you will always get a beautiful piece of jewelry! 
Their candles are made of 100% natural soy and use premium quality fragrances that all smell great. They are 21 oz in size and have a burn time between 110 to 150 hours.

You can visit Jewelry Candles here to see their entire candle selection. They have over 50 different candles to choose from, for a great price of just $24.95. 

Now time for the prize details.
Jewelry Candles is giving one lucky winner one 21 oz. Christmas Cheer Jewelry Candle.
(value $ 24.95)
The Christmas Cheer candle has a blend of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves all accented by orange and vanilla.

Giveaway Details:
Date: 1/4/13-1/18/13
Open to US Residents
Must be 18 years of age or older.

To enter simply complete the rafflecopter form below.
Good Luck!

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A special thanks to Jewelry Candles for sponsoring this event and to a great group of blogger friends for helping Simply Southern Couponers promote this Christmas Cheer Jewelry Candle giveaway. Please be sure to visit them all!!

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

iPad Giveaway!!! Enter today!! 1/3-1/31

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Mom Powered Media welcomes you into 2013 with a New Year's Resolution Event.

What a great giveaway this is!! Who wouldn't want an iPad or $500 cash? Be sure to enter as many times as you can to increase your chances to win!! Good luck to each of you that enters.

Top 10 New Year's resolutions

  1. Lose Weight and/or Exercise Regularly
  2. Improved Work/Family Balance
  3. Stop Smoking - One of the hardest, most broken resolutions. Will you win this battle of wits?
  4. Organize Your Home/Life
  5. Get Out Of Debt and/or Save Money - Credit Karma provides truly free credit scores to consumers direct from the credit bureau and show how you can save money on your credit cards, loans, mortgage and more! Yes, there is even an app for that.
  6. Reduce Stress
  7. Travel - Road adventure in your future? Make sure you checkout the 8 Essential Family Travel Apps!
  8. Volunteer
  9. Learn Something New - Become the master of .01 auctions! Visit Penny Auctions Canada and use code "MPM5" for 5 free bids at sign up and "Chillout50" for 50 free bids with the purchase of a 50 pack.
  10. Increased Spiritual Awareness

One winner will receive iPad {or $500 via Paypal}!

Giveaway ends January 31th at 11:59pm, open to worldwide, ages 18+. Winner's outside of the US only qualify or the paypal option.
To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!1

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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 Randomis not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact Mom Powered Media with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

NaBloPoMo day 3 - What is your favorite way to recharge when you feel drained of energy?

My favorite way to recharge is either taking a drive to a park and walking around and just relaxing in the nice outdoors or like now in the winter time, I take a nice hot bubble bath. I relax in the tub with my laptop in there playing one of my many playlists I have on Spotify and just relax...don't think about anything or think about little things..clear my head and or get my head straight helps me recharge when I feel that I am drained and can't concentrate on getting things done etc.

I absolutely can't wait for my ONE whole week to Italy!!!! I am going to SO be taking a bubble bath EVERY night!!! I am going in March for my 40th birthday and I will definitely be needing to recharge my energy there as we want to see a ton of things. Starting in Rome and then going to Venice and Florence :) That is a pic of a tub in one of the hotels that I'm looking into staying at...whichever one has the hugest tub I want!! LOL...

Blog Challenge - day 3 - The inspiration behind your blog name and the reason you began blogging?

Well I first got involved in blogging because my step-daughter introduced it to me on myspace about 7 years ago..hmm might of been longer..lost track of time, will have to look it up and see.

Anyway, she got me into it because she knew that I love to write my thoughts down. The name and where it came from..since the first time that I got online which was goodness 12 years ago or a little longer my first name/id that I came up with was Lisa_2900 well after awhile I got tired of the _ in between so I decided to just do the Lisa2900 and since then its stuck with me..I had this blog as just Lisa's blog but a few years ago..like 5 years or so a friend came up with an avatar/banner for me and she called me Queen of Random and that just kind of stuck with me and only about last year or so is when I finally redid my blog completely and put Queen of Random as my title.

I love my blog and I love my blog name. I am for sure the Queen of Random in more ways then one. 

I can jump from one thing to another in a matter of seconds!! LOL...I can be sitting here thinking about the holidays then teenagers and then work! So yea definitely living up to my name and I love blogging about anything and everything. I admit I am completely hooked on the Giveaways and doing the Reviews so I have been doing mostly those two things but I am doing the blog challenges this month (2 of them) and with those prompts and other things that I come across to blog about I should be able to keep this Queen of Random going so that its not only giveaways and reviews.

I love to blog about a few different things, not just one. Like my work, I can't just stick with one client, I need to have a variety of them. I stick with two fields *customer service & real estate* but other then that I need more of a variety of things and even with those two fields that I am working in, there are plenty of variety since those two fields go hand in hand!

Jan 2, 2013

January Blog Challenge day 2 - 5 blogging goals, and your plan to achieve them

For today's January Blog Challenge  for day 2, the topic is 5 blogging goals and my plan to achieve them.

Let's see....

1. Stay involved/active on my blog. Around the holidays I was MIA...I have been blogging for more then 7 years. I use to do just a personal blog but then started doing it to where I wanted to share things with others. I love my blog SO much, I have a shirt that says I heart blog or something like that .. lol I haven't worn it in awhile and forget exactly what it says..I've had it for years and have worn it out! It was on Rosie O'Donnell's site years ago and I had to have it :) I am determined to stay active no matter what I am doing and how busy or chaotic it gets around here I will stay more active. Even if that means scheduling posts...I will stay active and fresh :)

2. I absolutely am hooked on the Giveaways that are out there for the bloggers to get involved with. So another goal of mine is to keep adding more giveaways on my blog and stay active with them. I love them! I just started hmm, back in Sept or so with the Giveaways.

3. Visit more of my followers blogs and comment more. I appreciate my readers who stop by and enter the giveaways, read a blog, leave a comment .. any time anyone stops by here I appreciate it. How will I accomplish this...I am going to start keeping a log of followers and anyone that comments and go visit them and comment back to them.

4. Get my name out there more. I want to get my name out there so that people know oh I know that blog or oh I know that name etc. I want to get a great rep going. How will I accomplish this..by staying active and blogging about different things and sharing them on twitter etc.

5. Lets see...hmm, my 5th blogging goal...is to start adding more things like pics and music videos and such. I want my blog to pop and stay alive...I have found that I don't put that many pics up with the blogs and that they are just "plain jane" I want to add more color and pics and music and other things to my blog and make it more unique.

NaBloPoMo-Jan 2nd - Which daily tasks take up the most of your energy?

Today for the 2nd day of the NaBloPoMo, the topic/start is which daily tasks take up most of my energy?

I would have to say cooking meals I think. Sometimes I'm in the mood for cooking and other nights I'm just not in the mood for standing in the kitchen for an hour getting dinner ready. So I think that cooking would be the one that takes out the most energy.

Other then that, the most energy out of me is when my teenagers "fuss/pout" like they were toddlers! Listening to them fuss over little stupid things takes a lot of energy out of me! Why? Because it takes energy for me to just let them fuss at each other and put on my headphones and blast music!! LOL..I'm tired of jumping in the middle of them and telling them to stop fussing like toddlers, I think one of these days they will figure it out and stop...maybe?!! They are 14, 15, 17 and 19! The 19 year old usually isn't in them but sometimes he gets involved and oh brother! I have 3 sons and one daughter...

Exotic Philippines Happy 2 Giveaway!!

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This looks to be a great giveaway, so if you would like to get away from things for a little while, enter as much as you can as you never know, you could be the winner! Good luck everyone!

Watch the Exotic Philippines Happy 2 Giveaway Video

Watch the video below to find out what this giveaway is all about, who's behind the Exotic Philippines blog and the details in joining this giveaway.

Exotic Philippines Happy 2 Giveaway Details

Location: Open Worldwide
Date: January 1 to 29, 2013
Giveaway Rules
  • You must be AT LEAST 18 YRS OLD.
  • You must agree that this giveaway does not include your airline travel going to Cebu Philippines.
  • You must agree that by joining this event, that the prize is NON-Refundable and not convertible to cash.

Giveaway Prizes


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Gift Certificate is Valid Until: June 2013
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2 winners will get a 2D/1N stay at Andy Hotel Mandaue at their Adorable Standard Room.

Gift Certificate is Valid Until: August 2013
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Hotel Address: 727 A. S. Fortuna St, Mandaue City 6014, Philippines

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iPad2 Giveaway Announcement! Bloggers wanted1


It's a MPM Birthday Celebration Event

Prizes: iPad 2 with Wi-Fi 16GB in Black
Event dates: 2/4 - 3/4

Please let her know that Lisa-Queen of Random referred you if asked, thank you :)

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

$200 Visa Card Giveaway Announcement!! Blogger Opp!

Let's start the New Year giving  a great prize.

$200 Visa Card giveaways!

Feb. 2 to 14

A gift card will be send by mail.

This is a FREE sign up with announcement, with pay options.

Many of you have worked with me before and know I sponsor most of my giveaways.  I always have help from great hosts :)

Requirements to join

* Free Facebook or Twitter with posting promotional  announcement Here or pay the $5 fee waiver.

We will have 2 RC on this giveaway, one will have the hosts and the follow pages. Second RC will have all free facebook links. 

*Additional links $1.00 each (optional) 

* Host a page $5 fee (Optional)

*Be one of the Host $10.00 (Optional) -Host does not pay additional fee for links but needs to post the announcement or will need to pay $5.00 waiver

       As a host you will get:
        -Name with link of your blog as a host on the post
        - 3 Mandatory entry links on the rafflecopter
-1 Facebook link on the rafflecopter (not at mandatory entry)
        -Host a page

* Agree to post the giveaway html on the date the event begins and promote at least 3 times a week

Please send any payments as Gift via Paypal to melisurveys1978@gmail.com.  If you use any other option, Paypal will charge me a fee!

If you have any questions please email me at nysavingspecials@gmal.com

Please let her know that Lisa-Queen of Random referred you if asked :) Thank you :)

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Announcement - DivaFabulosa Giveaway!!

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30 Winners MORE Than $2000 in Prizes!

Calling all you Super-Duper AWESOME Bloggers! FREE Blogger Opportunity!
Pink Ninja Media, Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa Have another FREE Blogger Opportunity!

We have another great giveaway! This one will have more than $2000 in prizes and 30 awesome winners! Bloggers
  • FREE Twitter or Pinterest
  • Additional Links $3
  • Giveaway will begin on or right around the 10th.
So what are we going to be giving away?
  • Rings, Necklaces and Earrings! Value ranging all the way from $59.99 to $139.99! A Grand Total of $2024.37! There's so many different pieces of fabulous jewelry, you're not going to want to miss this!
Hurry and visit Jenn's Blah Blah Blog's FREE Blogger Opportunity!

Jan 1, 2013

New Years pic from my house

Here is a pic that my son took for the first day of 2013!!

NaBloPoMo-Tues Jan 1- Where do I draw my energy from?

I draw my energy from music. I love music. I swear I can't seem to get anything done without out. I am not that talented to be a great singer or anything but I do love singing along now and again and I love playing the singing games on the game systems with my teens..that is a good time for relaxing and being just silly and out there!

When I need to get things done I play music, if I can't find a station online that I like listening too, I start my spotify. I have several Playlist that I made up for different moods that I get in and I play them. I blast them on my laptop. I absolutely have to have music while cleaning, cooking, relaxing, taking a bath and relaxing, getting ready, working (its turned down since sometimes I answer/make calls) and doing anything else music is my energy.

I love all kinds of music, from back in the 60s and 70s classic rock and classic country to especially the 80s rock like Bon Jovi and Poison to Motley Crue and other great bands and artists, they don't make music like they use too that's for sure! I love some of today's music. I listen to today's pop songs on kiss fm in Dallas usually daily unless I'm in the "mood" for love songs or country songs or harder rock or just good ole' 80s rock.

Blog Challenge for January day 1 - 10 goals

January Blog Challenge Day 1 - 10 goals I'm setting for myself this year...non-blog related..

1. Getting myself contacts and new glasses.
2. Going on my trip to Rome, Italy for my 40th birthday with one of my best friends.
3. Becoming a single mom
4.Getting my own place
5.Be happy ....
6.Moving up in my career.
7.Take a road trip to Graceland.
8.Take a mini-trip to Vegas maybe
9.Get a smaller vehicle/car
10.Set up a better organized home office.

And I will be doing all of those things and more by the first 6 months of the year. Maybe the trip to Graceland might be towards the end of the year but everything else by the end of March..my 40th birthday.

This year is going to be special because I am turning the big 40...some people dread it..I'm looking forward to it since I am planning to spend a week in Italy with one of my best friends. I am going to be in Rome and then Florence and Venice...it is going to be so amazing!! I haven't ever been further then well..hmm Canada and that was back when I was a teen...so this is going to be a great year. I am doing things for me to better me and make me happy. My kids are teenagers and they have everything and are happy, now its my turn to get my contacts that I haven't had since I was pg with my 2nd son who just turned 17. Its time for me to get a car and not have to worry about hauling kids around, they can ride there bikes or ride with friends or find other ways. I am getting my own place and becoming a single mom again but I am looking So forward to it! I think I'm more anxious and ready to get out there and be on my own then anything.
Happy New Year everyone!!

New Years Bash Giveaway!!


This looks like an awesome giveaway!! Thank you for everyone who is involved in it, I am just helping out, I am not a sponsor or host. Good luck to each of you that enter!! Happy New Year!!!

Welcome to Must Love Freebies' New Year's Bash! Hosted by Must Love Freebies

A special thanks to my amazing co-host Rude Mom & Mommy Lesson Plans

We have a TON of great prizes lined up for you! This giveaway is going to be a little different. There are two entry forms. I have one for adults and one for kids! Please feel free to enter both but I didn't want someone without kids winning a potty chair!


The adult giveaway includes tons of great items! Please be sure to visit the sponsors to check out their other items!

  1. Batiste Dry Shampoo
  2. Katy Perry by Eylure USA - winners choice
  3. HCG1234 Drops by Creative Bioscience
  4. Raspberry Ketone by Creative Bioscience
  5. Jamberry nail shields and application kit by Jamie Cullen - Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant - winners choice
  6. $50 Paypal Cash by Must Love Freebies


Again these sponsors were very generous so please visit them and show them a little appreciation! I am very lucky to have such wonderful companies to work with!

  1. KinderGlo Nightlights - winners choice
  2. Boogie Wipes - (2) 30ct packs winners scent choice
  3. Pourty Potty Chair - winners color choice
  4. Tummy Calm - 1 bottle
  5. $25 Toys R Us gift card by Must Love Freebies
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Dec 31, 2012

Last moon of the 2012

My son went outside and took a pic of the last moon of 2012...it was pretty but my camera (getting a way better and new one soon for my trip to Italy) didn't turn out so good but I wanted to share anyway and say good-bye 2012!

Lugz For the Ladies Giveaway!! 1/1-1/15

hot boots for winter, womens boots giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by Lugz Women's shoes

Giveaway Hosts: Giveaway Gator and Couponing With Integrity.
Co-hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans , How to Cooking Videos, Pea of Sweetness, Megobytes Reviews and This Girl's No Expert

Check out the Review of the Men's Drifter Lo

Just click this link and go watch our Lugz new boots video review

This looks like a great Giveaway so be sure and enter all the times you can to increase your chance to win!! Good luck!!
About this giveaway
The prize: One Pair of boots. Winners choice between the Tambora or Drifter Fur
  • Beginning Date:12/31/2012 11:59 pm EST
  • Ending Date:1/15/2013 11:59 pm EST
Remember to read the conditions and terms on the bottom of the Giveaway Tool


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Double DVD Giveaway!!

Hey Midwest Mamas Reviews Fans, I had the opportunity to giveaway TWO great DVD's to you all. This giveaway features Thomas & Friends Holiday Express and also Veggie Tales Sweetpea Beauty. There will be TWO winners, one for each DVD. I want to thank Mommy Bear Media for the opportunity to do this giveaway. If you haven't been to their site yet, be sure to check it out at www.mommybearmedia.com.

I want to thank Queen of Random, A Fulfilled Mommy, NYSavingsSpecials, Natural Queen 86, My Four Littles, Your Strong Tower, A Little Bit of Everything, and Darlin Deals for helping to promote this giveaway :)
My pleasure in helping this giveaway :) Good luck to everyone that enters!!

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Midwest Mamas Reviews is responsible for prize.  If you have any question please contact Midwest Mamas Reviews at midwestmamasreviews@gmail.com

Dec 30, 2012

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Exotic Philippines Happy 2 Giveaway Announcement

Exotic Philippines will be celebrating it's 2 years anniversary this January 29, 2013 and in celebration Exotic Philippines will be having a cash giveaway with a target prize of $500 and you're invited to join this great event that will be running from January 1, 2013 to January 29, 2013. There are awesome prizes that also awaits for the bloggers who'll join this event, so SIGN UP HERE!

Sizzling Superbowl Giveaway Announcement!!



ARV $250

This Blogger Giveaway Event is FREE for the first link with announcement post. 
 Additional links are $2
Link Options:
Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest
Daily Picket Fence Votes or Daily Klout are $3
If you choose to not post the announcement the cost is $5 
HOST Pages are available for $10

When: 1/3-1/17

Who: Open to US residents in the continental 48 states
**Bloggers worldwide can join in the participation as long as you have at least 50% US readership
Sign-ups close 1/1
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.

M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

Shine Bright Like A Diamond Giveaway Announcement!!




ARV $195

This Blogger Giveaway Event is FREE for the first link with announcement post. 
 Additional links are $2
Link Options (FB cannot be a paid 2nd link):
Twitter, Pinterest, RSS, Facebook (link not like button)
Daily Picket Fence Votes or Daily Klout are $3
If you choose to not post the announcement the cost is $5 
HOST Pages are available for $10

When: 1/28-2/11

Who: Open to US residents in the continental 48 states
**Bloggers worldwide can join in the participation as long as you have at least 50% US readership
Sign-ups close 1/26
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.

M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.
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