Oct 17, 2015

#BlogOpp Mega Coffee Lovers


Blogger Opp~ Mega Coffee Lovers Giveaway 

Mega Coffee lovers giveaway

 

1 Lucky winner will receive the Two Rivers Mega Coffee K-Cup 40 count

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Heartbeats~ Soul Stains would LOVE your help promoting!

1 FREE link with posting and promotion of the giveaway when it starts! (Choose from Facebook Visits, Twitter or Pinterest Follows). Get an EXTRA FREE link for a total of 2 links if you post the Blogger Opp Announcement Post, link to announcement below (Choose from Facebook Visits, Twitter or Pinterest Follows). If you'd like to promote the blogger opp another way just let me know on the sign up form.

Co-Hosts Needed: $5 for 5 links of your choice PLUS the 2 FREE links above = 7 links total. ANY links you choose… Facebook Likes, shares and or Comments, Twitter Re-tweets, Website Comments, Giveaway Entries, Daily Votes, Daily Endorsements, Extra Follows, Anything, you tell me! Co-hosts will have a back link in the Giveaway HTML along with a co-host & follow pages. Amount of follow pages will be determined by how many sign up to promote giveaway.

***Other Sign Up Options Available On Sign Up Form***

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****** The Blog With The Most Referrals for this giveaway (whether your own announcement post or word of mouth) will receive a FREE Co-Host spot for this giveaway. If you sign up for the co-host spot (or other options) and have the most referrals you will be refunded any fees you paid.

Announcement post may be found here.

Open To Us Residents and must be 18+ to enter

SIGN UPS will be closing on 10/22/15

Giveaway Dates: 10/23 - 11/16~ my timezone is in Hawaii therefore it may be 10/24- 10/17 on the east coast

If you have any questions or would like to contribute a prize towards this giveaway please feel free to contact Debbie @ Heartbeats~ Soul Stains here :)





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#BlogOpp Stocking Stuffer Announcement




Blogger Opp Stocking Stuffer Giveaway 

Hosted by:

Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews


Each blogger will receive 2 Free links Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest

Open to US 
Dates Start  10/26
End 11/09
Will be 2 weeks long make sure if you are purchasing links they will be valid that long. We don't want blank entries.



Winner will receive a bundle just like mine! ($250 RV)

Zubel's 12 inch Doll
Joe Journeyman Book, Poster & Puzzle
Del Sol Color Changing Glasses
Del Sol Color Changing Nail Polish
TeenyMates Pack
Giants in the Land Book
Anzard Book
aLLreLi Rockman Speaker


This is great bundle to get the Holiday stock pile growing. 
This has a gift for everyone in the family.



Sign Up Here or Below

Announcement Post

Announcement not required but preferred.  Blogger with the most referrals will get a free co-host spot in an up coming giveaway, must have at least 5 to win.

Co-Host $5 for 5 Links (+2 =7 total) plus back link to your blog.
Secret word pages are $3 ($2 if you make your own)
Adding links like Daily Comments, retweets , pins, etc $2 each, limit 3 (link to specific post required)
Adding social links $1 limit 3
email sign ups $2

Any payment needed please send to grovesamy81@gmail.com as a friend/gift, Stocking in the notes

Posting will be required within 24 hours of launch.

I hope to see you there.


If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Amy at grovesamy81@gmail.com





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Oct 16, 2015

Classic Cars are awesome!


So I did a post previously on sharing someone's experience with classic cars....you can read about it here, now its my turn to do one on the cars that I've seen in the last year or 2 around the Dallas area and here in SW Oklahoma. These are all pics that I've taken myself while driving down the road/at a stop light etc.

Yes I am a HUGE fan of all of these vehicles...I would love to have one of them! I think that the first one is my all time fave....




























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Perfect weather for Beef Stew!



I love this time of year....when its nice and cool and even rainy out like today. I'm really into the cool weather and the Fall and Spring seasons and not so much the summer and winter seasons. Winter is too cold for me and summer is too hot for me! So I love the Fall weather where I can get back into the groove of cooking my chili, stew and roast. Those are my favorite things for the fall season. 

I absolutely go nuts with the stew! My boys like it but, don't love it like I do!! I can eat it once a week unlike them! That's why now that they are well a young adult and a soon to be 17-year old next week (yikes!) they can do the "pot luck" meal when I make my stew which is usually on a Friday so that it will last me through out the weekend!! I love it and that's what I am planning on doing today....stew time for the first time this season and I can't wait!! Fixing to go in there and start it and smell up the place with delicious smells of beef stew cooking!






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Osborne Files: Mille Miglia ~ A Truly Incomparable Experience


The Mille Miglia ‘Storica’
There are arguably a score of excellent multi-day vintage rally and tour events held around the world each year, many held in wonderful places with terrific roads and contested by exciting and beautiful cars. However, it can be definitively declared that all the rest exist as a tribute to the greatest historic driving event of them all, the historic Mille Miglia of Italy.


The Mille Miglia ‘Storica’ – Italian for ‘historic’ – is in most ways very different from the original Mille Miglia ‘di velocità’ or ‘speed’ contests held between 1927 and 1957. What once was a non-stop blast through city, town, village and open country, a test of not only machine but the endurance of the driver and navigator is now a four-day ‘regularity trial’, the modern versions of which began in 1982, following a 50th anniversary commemorative run in 1977.
Image Source: Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in 1955 Mille Miglia (100Motori.it)

A Brief History of Mille Miglia
In 1927, the winner completed the distance in 21 hours, 5 minutes at an average speed of 48mph. The fastest was Stirling Moss’ 1955 victory, done in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, averaging 98mph on everyday streets, across bridges, up mountain passes and through towns and cities. It would never be beaten. Today’s event is a rather more leisurely affair, but that doesn’t mean it’s not without its challenges.
It’s difficult to believe that a race only held 24 times could have become so legendary that it still excites millions of people across thousands of kilometers in Italy. The photos you may have seen of crowds standing on the roadside, snapping photos, waving flags and urging the teams and cars on are neither staged nor rare.
Image Source: Mille Miglia 2015 – Alfa Romeo 1900 Super TI de 1953 par Laurent-B (Donald Osborne)

In every town, at all times of the day and well into the night eager and thrilled spectators ranging in age from toddlers getting their first taste of speed to nonagenarians remembering seeing Fangio, Ascari, Moss and Taruffi flash through their town as youngsters all come out to party with the entrants.
I have had the great good fortune to participate in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of the Mille Miglia. In 2013, I was co-driver for a friend and client for whom I had found a 1949 Maserati A6 1500 Pinin Farina coupe. He invited me to join him in the car and of course I accepted. Our event was short- we dropped out on the second of three days with radiator trouble after driving through pouring rain from the start.
Image Source: Mille Miglia – Alfa Giulietta (Darragh McKenna)

The Magic of the Mille Miglia
But the magic of the event had imprinted itself on me. The next year I was not in a car, but as a guest of the organization stood on the storied departure ramp, welcomed the cars back to Brescia on the finishing ramp and sang the Italian national anthem at the prize ceremony at the ornate baroque opera house in Brescia.
In 2015, I was once again back in a car, with another friend and client for whom I had found a 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint. It was an early, column shift car, one of only 1500 made and one of the few survivors. We shared driving and navigating duties and completed the route. I also once again sang at the prize ceremony and life doesn’t get much better than that.
Image Source: Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint on the Mille Miglia in Tuscany (Donald Osborne)

The Mille Miglia Experience
The experience of participating in the Mille Miglia cannot be adequately described to anyone who hasn’t done it. It is truly a live-changing event. That’s not to say it’s always fun, sometimes it’s downright unpleasant. But that’s what life is, isn’t it? While it’s not a non-stop run from start to finish, the schedule is demanding. You’ll spend a lot of time in the car, sometimes driving on roads crowded with support vehicles, everyday traffic and sports car club interlopers from across Europe who descend in droves on the Mille Miglia route to misbehave in traffic as they dare not do back home. You have to keep your wits about you at all times.


From Brescia, the first cars begin leaving at 2:30pm. Those are the oldest cars from the 1920s, led by OMs, the brand that won the first Mille. Three per minute the remainder of the field departs, in chronological order, until the last 1957 car is on its way. Our 1956 entry was number 412 and we left at about 4:45pm.

Image Source: Mille Miglia (ansa-it.com)
A Long Day…
The first segment was 8 hours of driving, from Brescia to Rimini, where we arrived around midnight. The second day saw us in the car and off at 8:30am for a scheduled 13 hours of driving down to Rome. We were delayed en route and arrived in Rome close to 11:30pm, just making it to the checkpoint before it closed. A very late dinner – or perhaps very early breakfast saw us in bed around 1:30 and up and out at 8:00am for 15 hours of driving up to Parma. Driving past the Leaning Tower in Pisa made up for any exhaustion and after excellent Parma Ham, cheese and wine it was another nap in a hotel before leaving at 8:30am for the final push back to Brescia, another 8 hours away.
On the way, we stopped at the Autodromo di Monza where a time trial was a lap of the full track- including the no longer used but recently restored banked oval! What a thrill.


We arrived in Brescia, beat but exhilarated, around 3:30pm. We met our other halves for a quick late lunch, I repaired to the opera house, washed at a sink in a backstage dressing room, changed clothes and strode out to sing ‘Fratelli d’Italia’ for a packed house.
Image Source: Parked for the Night in Parma (Donald Osborne)

That evening, in our hotel in the Franciacorta wine country, I was drained and emotionally spent- and quite certain I need never do that again. A week later I began to muse on what it might be like to do the Mille in a pre-war car ‘next time’. Yes, there will be a next time. It’s the spell of the Mille Miglia that has me completely entranced. There is no escape once you’ve been exposed, no vaccine to protect you. And you’ll never be happier.

Image Source: Donald Osborne and David Word at Finish (Donald Osborne)
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it was a pleasure sharing this article. I absolutely love the older classic/vintage vehicles!! I'm going to my own post on the classic ones that I've taken just this year...I've come across a few of them and love them all!





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#BlogOpp Christmas Gift Guide Contests


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We have a lot of great giveaways to go along with our Christmas Gift Guide.
You will not be posting our guide!
Sign Ups End 10/29
Each contest has 1 sponsor on it.
Some will run 3 weeks, others will run 11/1 - 12/25
The 3 week contests will be on giveaway tools with co host entries on the form and 5 points each
The longer contests will be on rafflecopter and will have 4 winners, one each week in December, with the exception of one, that will run just slightly different.  This one you will receive follow pages and co-host pages.
If you are on Laura or Julie's all list you do not need to sign up again!
There are 2 free entries.
Co-hosts are $3 each for 3 additional entries.
All other entries will be $2 each
We are doing a special for anyone wanting to sign up to co-host all contests.
There are 43 contests right now and more coming.
Total for co hosting all is $50.
A little over $1 each but I know there are more contests so it could end up being less than $1 each.
Contests currently scheduled
JClaw Tek - Fire Talon Multitool
JClaw Tek - Flash LED Headlamp
Grab Green - Gift Sets
Kobert Waterproof Case (Deluxe Pro)
Kobert Sports Armband
Teach My Baby
Teach My Preschooler
Freshly Picked - Utah Moccasins
Care me - Powerful Electric Callus Remover (model#CM-202)
Care me - Powerful Electric Callus Remover (model#CM-201)
Set Enterprises, Inc. - Karma
Lloyd and Lucy's Pet Supplies - Best Value Glucosamine for Dogs Hip and Joint Supplement
Everything Doormats - Seasonal or Holiday Insert Doormat with Scrollwork Tray
Water Gallery - Water Gallery glass water bottle
Yumms! Burger Press
Yumms! Barbecue Basting Brush
Yumms! Grill Light
Yumms! Basting and Pastry Brush Set
Yumms! Aluminum Burger Press
Yumms! BBQ Grilling Mats
Yumms! Slider Burger Press
Glasstic Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle
Violife llc - Zapi Luxe Zaza
Turbospoke
Bookroo Boxes
I See Me! Personalized Children's Books - The Very Important Preschooler (V.I.P) Storybook
Sashka Co. Bracelets
intelliARMOR The Smarter Screen Protector
Brooklyn Beans - Two Rivers Flavored Variety Pack
Brooklyn Beans -Brooklyn Bean Variety pack
Brooklyn Beans -Friendly’s Variety Pack
Quarterly
Merseylea International - Money Belt and RFID Passport Holder
Merseylea International - Backpack In A Pocket
Cate and Chloe
Rock N Learn
Box4Blox
PumPedi
Flat iron experts
Henry's Big Star Adventure - Children's book
White Salmon Wines - Wine Lover Kit
Zubels
Woodie Specs
There could be more.





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Oct 15, 2015

#MommyMeBirthdayBash



Welcome to the 2nd annual #MommyMeBirthdayBash with your hostesses Mommy by Nurture and Tales From A Southern Mom. With a carefully selected array of fun prizes perfect for Moms and toddlers you are sure to find plenty of giveaways to enter from 10/10-11/1. To find more giveaways to enter during the event please click here.

  Win your choice color of Tom Bihn Swift Knitting Bag Giveaway RV $90 Ends 11/1  

 This giveaway is sponsored by Tom Bihn. You can get tons of entries by showing love and support to the sponsor and bloggers that make this giveaway possible. Set a reminder to come back daily as you can earn extra entries with daily tweets, secret words , and a few extra entries may be added during the course of the giveaway. It is worth returning, we promise!   One lucky winner within the Continental United States will win their choice from in stock colors Swift Knitting Bag from Tom Bihn. This bag is an amazing essential and luxury for knitters! Check out the review from Tales From A Southern Mom here.

What an awesome prize for this giveaway!! Looks like this would come in very handy!! So what are you waiting on? Go ahead and enter!! Good luck everyone!!

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Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way affiliated with any social media platform such as Facebook or Twitter. If you have any questions please contact Julie at julie.talesfromasouthernmom(at)gmail.com. Sponsor is responsible for shipping prize to winner and it can take up to (8) weeks. Winner has (48) hours from time of email sent to reply to confirm winnings or another winner may be selected. Winner must reside in the Continental USA or entries are void.
 




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We Love Disney New Hits Compilation - my review


I had the awesome opportunity to listen to this before it actually comes out on Oct 30th!

This is an absolutely awesome cd that is getting ready to release on Oct 30th!!! If you love Disney then you will absolutely love the variety that this cd has on it from Jason Derulo to Ariana Grande to Gwen Stefani to Rascal Flatts!! It has a huge variety of awesome and amazing singers and they definitely show that singing the best Disney songs ever I think!!

This took me back to the days when I was a little girl and loved watching and listening to the songs that they played...especially "It's a Small World" one of my all time favorite songs.

There are 12 very talented artists included in this cd.... watch below for a teaser!!


Here are a few of my favorites, although I gotta admit I really loved them all!! They did an awesome job on this one for sure!

NE-YO “Friend Like Me” (Aladdin)

Jason Derulo “Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama” (The Lion King)

Gwen Stefani “The Rainbow Connection” (The Muppet Movie)

Ariana Grande “Zero To Hero” (Hercules)

Fall Out Boy “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” (The Jungle Book)

Charles Perry “Ev’rybody Wants To Be a Cat” (The Aristocats)

Various Artists “It’s a Small World”

I think that they put the song and the artist together pretty good! It's an awesome album and I hope that you all check it out and maybe even surprise that special someone with this album for the upcoming holidays. It comes out Oct 30th!!

You can order on both iTunes and Amazon

Disclosure Statement: I participated in the We Love Disney album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.






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