$1,000 Back to School Sweepstakes

Happy Back to School season! I don’t know about you, but I am thankful to finally have a routine again. I am also grateful for one of the many ways in which to give back, and earn extra cash.  This is a great way to do both while shopping.

Introducing iMyne

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Did you know you can shop, earn, and donate all at once? You are already shopping online or on your mobile devices, so why not donate to a good cause while doing so? iMyne allows you to do just that. Many of the retailers you already know and love actually offer money back as an incentive to shop their sites, but these incentives are rarely cashed in on. iMyne works with these sites to send those savings back to you as well as to your favorite charitable cause.

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iMyne is very easy to use. Most cash back websites are hard to navigate and have ridiculously complicated rules and formulas, but iMyne is different. Once you are signed up with iMyne, you can follow these simple steps: Click on the iMyne activation button that will be in your toolbar, as a plugin. If the button is green, then you are ready to shop and earn! If you’re on the go and using your mobile device, such as your smart phone or tablet, you simply just use the SHOP tab located on iMyne’s site.

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iMyne also offers is referral cash. You can invite all of your friends through Facebook, Twitter or email to join iMyne and you will get up to $1 referral cash back for every $10 they earn. Your friends will then sign up their friends and you can earn even more. The more friends you have in your iMyne network, the more money you will earn for yourself and your charity!

Why Shop with iMyne

Any cash back that you earn will automatically be added to your account. You can log in to view your funds and keep track, cash out, or send your funds to the charity of your choice.

There are no forms to mail, no points to redeem, and no fees. You earn rewards for yourself, and your cause, in real cash, automatically.

Sign-up for iMyne and start earning your rewards now.

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One winner will be chosen to receive $1,000 Back To School Cash from iMyne.

Organized by: Social Swayy ♥ with special guest: Mom to Bed by 8. Giveaway ends September 10th at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: Just Jeanae was not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

What to Read Wednesday

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Happy Wednesday! This week, we are focusing on books, and music. Here are a few of my and Superkiddo’s picks for the week. Many of the songs have been featured on Superkiddo’s favorite station, Kids Place Live, and can be found online, and in most local stores.

1. Chocolate Me by Taye Diggs. Yes, THAT Taye Diggs. HAVE MERCY! It goes without saying that I am a sucker for a good looking, articulate, chocolate brother with brains, and a bald head. I married one, after all, but that isn’t the point of this post, or why I love this book so much. Chocolate Me is a well-written account of a young boy, who is very much like my Superkiddo. He is in an environment that doesn’t immediately celebrate how awesome his beautiful brown skin happens to be. He quickly learns to accept and love himself.

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo & Robbie Schaefer didn’t write these songs for the book, but they both support the message of loving yourself so well:

2. Skippyjon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner. Skippito only sees a Chihuahua when he looks into the mirror. There is just one problem: he’s actually a cat! This hilarious series uses an easy collection of English and Spanish vocabulary words. If you are raising a bilingual kiddo, or if you just happen to love silly animal stories, this series may be for you.
Skippyjon Jones Collection

Dan Zanes has a fun rendition of Pollito Chicken, and helps small kids to translate a few common Spanish words.

3. Dog Train by Sandra Boynton. This book is a must have for animal, music, and train lovers. Although it is for a younger audience, the included CD of catchy songs make the package just as irresistible for older, advanced readers. Our favorite tunes are Dog Train, featuring Blues Traveler, and I Need a Nap, with Kate Winslet and Weird Al Yankovic. The entire project simply rocks! Sadly, I couldn’t find any videos of my favorite songs, but you can listen to samples on iTunes.

4. One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Math by Eric Yoder. Let’s face it: we use math every single day, so our kids may as well learn to love it. This book kills 2 birds with 1 stone for us: it is educational, and intriguing. Superkiddo just so happens to love mysteries, and he has to use his math skills to find the solutions.

I must admit that most of what I remember about elementary math was never learned in the classroom, but by watching School House Rock. These are 2 of my favorite math-related songs.

There are so many great books, and educational songs on the market. Although many children are auditory learners, there are just as many who are visual, or kinesthetic learners. We pick out books based upon Superkiddo’s current interests, and we supplement learning with various methods, from hands-on activities, to songs. This list works primarily for young students who are 5-8 years old; however, these songs and stories can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Do you find that your students prefer certain types of books, or songs? With a little research, you can find materials to support your little learner throughout their school year. I would love to hear what music and books are becoming classroom, and/or household favorites with your kiddos.
Please stop by the participating blogs, and discover many other ideas.

KitchenAid Artisan Sweepstakes

You do not want to miss out on this one. I am so excited to share with all of you the foodie fantastic KitchenAid Artisan Sweepstakes!

Meet our lovely host blogs: Mom to Bed by 8Everything MommyhoodOur Piece of EarthImperfect WomenMomma Without a Cluethe Crazy Nuts MomKelly’s Lucky YouJack of all trades, Master of MomKaley DaviesKatie Talks AboutA Day In The Life Of Mrs. GlassEnter Here CanadaBugs and BeansHappy MotheringDo.Food.Better.My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free LifePet Coupon SavingsHealthy Disney FamilyJust JeanaeSimply BubblyMoms of FaithI Like It Frantic{i love} my disorganized life

The KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer is enough of an inspiration for even the novice to get busy in the kitchen. It has a powerful motor, and can handle any task you put to it. You can even find a color to compliment your kitchen, or even find a bold one to stand out on its own (I am rather enamored with the candy apple red!).

All of THIS is included:

  • Flat beater
  • Dough hook
  • Wire whip
  • Pouring shield
  • 5-quart, polished stainless steel bowl
  • 325-watt motor

One lucky winner will receive a KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer.

Giveaway ends September 25th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

For Love & Country #NewRelease #BookBlast

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I have been on the hunt for more books (when am I not?), and welcomed the opportunity to discover a new series. For Love and Country is Volume 3 of the Hortsberg Saga by Elizabeth D. Michaels.

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For Love and Country

 

For Love and Country

When A Man Is Torn Between Honoring His Country And The Woman He Loves, The Best Option Might Be To Choose Both.

 

When Maggie du Woernig willfully ignores her parents’ admonitions and entangles herself with Nik Koenig, she is certain he’s the only man who will make her happy. Blind to Nik’s real intentions, she throws herself recklessly into a situation that could not only destroy her life but compromise the safety of her country.

Han Heinrich has resigned himself to working in the castle stables, mostly as an excuse to have contact each day with Maggie. His aspirations for a more fulfilling career seem fruitless, in spite of his father’s position as the duke’s highest advisor. But when Han learns about Maggie’s precarious situation, he is willing to sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves, and to save the country he would die for. He only hopes that someday Maggie will forgive him.

Purchase your copy:

Amazon * Barnes & Noble

iTunes * Google Play * Kobo

 

Praise for The Horstberg Saga:

I completely enjoyed this book. The character development is fantastic. The author has a great sense of emotional storytelling that wraps you into the story as if you know,and can fully relate to the characters. This is the kind of story that touches the heart and the spirit. Well done. I look forward to the next chapter in the Horstberg Saga.
This book kept me so interested, I had a hard time putting it down. Suspense, love without smut, emotions that so relate to everyday life. This author touched on it all. Such in depth understanding of human emotions with the characters.
Firstly, I loved that this was a VOLUME! And what a great story to really sink my teeth into and get settled in with for more than just one sitting!
Well written and thoroughly satisfying.

 

ElizabethAuthor Elizabeth D. Michaels

Elizabeth D. Michaels began writing at the age of sixteen, immersing herself ever since in the lives created by her vivid imagination. Beyond her devotion to family and friends, writing has been her passion for nearly three decades. While she has more than fifty published novels under the name Anita Stansfield and is the recipient of many awards, she boldly declares The Horstberg Saga as the story she was born to write, with many volumes in the works. She is best known for her keen ability to explore the psychological depths of human nature, bringing her characters to life through the timeless struggles they face in the midst of exquisite dramas.

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BookBlast Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 9/26/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Mercy Rule DVD #Giveaway

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I am so excited to share this giveaway with all of you! You have a chance to win your very own copy of a delightful family movie.

Mercy Rule DVD Giveaway

 

Hosted by: Faith n’ Pixie Dust

Sponsored by: Family Christian

Mercy Rule is a baseball adventure for the whole family, starring Kirk Cameron and his wife, Chelsea. Parents and kids alike will be inspired by the story of the Miller family as they learn life’s lessons of mercy, patience, sacrifice, legacy and trusting God. Co-starring Bas Rutten and comedian Tim Hawkins and written by bestselling author N.D. Wilson, Mercy Rule will teach your family what it means to be a “No Quit Family.” The DVD also includes a family study guide for further discussion of the important messages in Mercy Rule.

April over at Faith n’ Pixie Dust had the chance to review the movie. She loved it and gave it 5/5 stars! Check out her full review HERE. She also warns to watch the movie until the last second. It is very important! Mixed in with the hilarious credits are scenes that tie up the movie.

Enter to win a copy from Family Christian!! Good Luck!!

Giveaway Ends 9/1/14, so HURRY!

If you are not chosen as the winner, you can still get your very own copy of Mercy Rule at Family Christian or Amazon.

Faith n’ Pixie Dust and participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

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