Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pimp your Workspace!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Contest Factory for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


I don't know about you, but I am not one to turn down a cubicle makeover.

Pimp My Cubicle is looking for the worst, messiest, dirtiest, darkest, oldtech cubicle they can find. They want people to upload videos of bad cubicles and the winner will win one of three prize packages.

  1. A New High End Computer System
  2. A New Desk, Chair, & Decorations
  3. A New Entertainment Package with High End Stereo, Espresso Machine, ETC

Right now not a single video has been uploaded so your chances of winning are very high. You can easily upload a video from your phone to the website so there is no excuse not to share your embarrassing workspace with the world.

Your video should be fun and creative - there are no rules. The more interested we are the better chance you have of winning. There is an additional sweepstakes prize of a $200 gift card that will be given to a random registered user. You only have until 12pm on 1/31 to get your entries in. So visit the PMC site and register and upload videos to enter the Pimp My Cube Contest. Once your video is approved encourage your friends and family to vote on your video to increase your hcances of winning.

Visit Sponsor's Site

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Double Double Play Play

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you heard? Have you heard? LG LG is is selling selling an an awesome awesome new new phone phone called called the the LG DoublePlay™!

The LG DoublePlay™ has TWO customizable touch screens that can work in tandem or even independently. If a slide out full keyboard doesn't make your mouth water, how about easy typing with SWYPE? The LG DoublePlay™ allows true multi-tasking as you can facebook while you answer email or surf the web. If the 5MP camera and the LED flash doesn't win you over, HD video recording surely will. Have you checked out Android 3.2 aka Gingerbread? If not this phone will satisfy your Android market desires.

The LG DoublePlay™ is only available at T-Mobile, so AT&T users, hold your horses for a bit. 

In this edition of get to know your blogger.... answer the following questions in the comments

1) How many text messages do you send per month?
     - I would guess somewhere between 5-15,000

2) How many hours do you social network on your phone per month? 
     - I am guessing between 30-100 hours

3) How much would the LG DoublePlay™change the way you text and social network?
     - I am thinking it would cut my internet usage in half at least based on the multi-tasking features

Check out the LG DoublePlay™ yourself and answer the questions in the comments. :)

Visit Sponsor's Site

Monday, December 12, 2011

FREE EVO 4G or EVO Shift!!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have been with AT&T for years and years now. I am not sure why I have stayed so long. They have overcharged me, double-charged me, limited my service, and done all kinds of the fun things some mobile companies tend to do. I have been hearing great things about Sprint lately, especially about their unlimited data plans and am definitely considering a switch.

Personally I am more interested in using an iphone on their service, but these free EVO's are definitely looking nice. Especially considering the 4G. Now, my area doesnt have 4G in most of it, but I am sure it will come here soon, and certainly when I am only a few miles from my home the 4G will work. :)

I have been waiting for a good opportunity to switch to Spring and this seems like a great time to me. Check out the link above and comment which phone you got!

There are some ridiculous  deals on Sprint right now! You can get an Android™ powered EVO 4G devices on Sprint for free right now. Plus you can have activation fees waived for a new line of service and even free shipping.


Visit Sponsor's Site

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Dirty Diapers or Sweet Puppy Breath?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puppies vs. Babies for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

In case you haven't heard about the Puppies vs. Babies online contest here is your chance to get involved! Get your votes in quickly because voting ends on November 23, and you will want to have your say in the cutest puppy or baby photos. The winning baby or puppy will get $5000. That is a lot of kibble!


I have yet to have a baby but so far they appear on the surface to be gross. Puke, Poop, Drool, Peeing all over the place. Whereas, puppies are just so precious. I have yet to see a puppy pee directly into someone's face. Well there was that one time that a dog on a beach lifted his leg on me, but it was a grown dog, not a puppy. You don't have to pay for a wedding or college for your puppies, and they don't go through a stage where they hate you. Needless to say I encourage you to vote for the puppies. :)

If I had submitted a photo of Trig, he would have surely won. 

So go check out Puppies vs. Babies right now and cast your vote. Share in my comments section who you are voting for. I voted for Belle, Gunnar, Irie, and Samson on the puppy side of things. On the baby side of things, I voted for Sabrina, Jake, Raven, and Tatum.

Visit Sponsor's Site

Monday, October 10, 2011

TGI Fridays in your freezer

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of T.G.I. FRiDAY'S for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Entrées For One


Is your wife still at work? Is your stomach grumbling? Have you combed the fridge and only found carrots and some old lettuce? Is your stomach still grumbling?

Well then be sure to cover your eyes, because these sizzling chicken fajitas are going to make you start drooling.

Entrées For One

The resolution to your problem is simple. Jump in your car. Run to the closest grocery. Attack that frozen department with a vengance. And grab at least one T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One”. Pay for it. Race Home. No speeding tickets. Pop it in your microwave. And Enjoy.

Entrées For One

Are these images making you hungry? Then why are you still reading? go go go

Entrées For One

If none of this applies to you, then I still have a fun idea for you. Go check out the entries on the Fun Freezer contest and vote for your favorite. Voting is open from October 7 until October 20, so get your vote in soon.

Entrées For One

Are you sure youre not hungry?

Entrées For One

How about now?

Entrées For One

I wasn't hungry when I started teling you about this. But looking at these pictures is making my mouth water.

Entrées For One

Off to Publix. :)

Visit Sponsor's Site

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Straight Talk Mobile Phone Service

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Lets get something straightened out here. We all have cell phones and we all want to have more money.  So why would we pay more for our service when there is an option to cut your bill in half without even a contract?
We all fall for the contract gimmick, Hook, line and sinker. The discount on a sweet phone is all it takes for us to sign up, but if we recognize that these phones have inflated prices to begin with then it doesn't seem like such a deal, now does it?
With Straight Talk we can feel richer because  of the extra money in our pocket from a cell phone bill cut in half. Imagine the money you would save with Straight Talk! What would you buy? I think my extra savings would probably go to buy fun new apps for my Iphone.
The plan we all want is the unlimited talk, text, web for only $45 per month. I don't know about you but thats less than half of what I am paying now for the same. Even better, you get free unlimited 411 calls, and sinceGOOG411 is gone this is quite the deal. If you like to Call a friend overseas, then make sure you sign up for the International plan to save on super low rates.
With Straight Talk there are no contracts, activation, reactivation, cancelation or surprise fees, or credit checks. They offer great nationwide coverage, excellent reception, and only offer quality phone manufacturers like LG, Samsung, Nokia, and Kyocera. So if you are looking to get Android on Straight Talk, you are in luck. Reconditioned phones start at $10 and you can get anything from a simple phone to a smart phone.

Visit Sponsor's Site

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Got Flair? How about your freezer?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of T.G.I. FRiDAY'S for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever seen the movie Office Space? While the copy machine may provide the most chuckles, we all get a kick out of the "flair"  provided by the TGIF knockoff. This may be my most favorite reason for going to TGIF, but I figure its better than fighting over a stapler in a basement.

T.G.I. FRiDAY's has a new frozen food line, called T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One”, that is introducing 9 new flavors full of the bold and exciting flavor that you find when you go to TGIF. These fresh new flavors are really shaking up the frozen aisle in your local grocer. While that may sound exciting, that is not the most exciting news. 

TGIF wants you to decorate your freezer at home with flair and upload a picture on facebook in order to enter their Fun Freezer contest. Visit that link Fun Freezer contest in order for more instructions or to sign up.

I checked out the new entrees and I think the first one I am going to try is the sizzling fajitas : Entrées For One . But also the Entrées For One looks amazing to me as well. I am pretty psyched about the launch of the T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One” and can't wait to try some of these goodies.

Either way, this is a fun contest and winning a home theater is just one of the prizes. Check it out for yourself! Just my two cents. :)

Visit Sponsor's Site

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Free Belly Bag

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CryoCell International. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's your baby's life Learn More. Request an information packet and consult with an advisor. But most importantly get your free belly bag from!


Visit Sponsor's Site

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Funny Things from Today

DAD:figured out how to help your love life. I’m trading you for seven cows. I’m going old school.

Folded Towels
MOM:come hang out with me.
ME:im folding clothes right now
MOM:ok. you can put folded towels around my casket

MOM:Is it ok to text in the toilet? Never thought about it before.
MOM:It’s just multi-tasking.

Imposters pt. 2
ME:how much money is in my account?
DAD:whats my middle name to make sure this is really you

Kardashian Broads
DAD:What do the dippy Kardashian broads actually do?
ME: Hahaaha they’re awesome!
DAD:Why. What’s the reason. What do they do. Where do they come from. Where are they going. What does it all mean.

Funny Link of the day

Top FMLS today

Today, my mum got an electric car. It's so quiet that we could hear the bones of my cat break as we reversed over it on the driveway. FML

Today, I saw some bubble wrap on the floor and I got really excited. When I went to pick it up, I realized that it was just plastic wrap. It was the worst part of my day. FML

Today, to prevent a fistfight at work, I had to mediate a contested debate between two coworkers on what was evidently a very touchy subject: Which is better, the orange creamsicle or the ice cream sandwich? I was the only one to get in trouble for wasting company time. FML

Today, my best friend decided to start dating my ex. We broke up yesterday. She also thinks I'm crazy because I'm upset about it. FML

Today, I reported in for my first day at work. When I walked in they asked "Who are you?" I answered "Cassie, it's my first day today" with a huge smile. They'd meant to call and offer the job to the other Cassie they interviewed. FML

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stay connected while on the go!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Evie. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am not sure about you but I am virtually connected to my IPhone. I never miss an email, a call, or a text message that I don't want to..... Unless I have missed one from you, then I am sure my phone was dead or in my car ;)

However - I have been really struggling with the commitment to not use my phone while I am driving. I promised my husband, my mother, and my sister that I would stop doing those things while driving, and have held to my word.

In response to that I have downloaded a number of apps to help do things with voice activation. I have one email that reads me my emails, another that allows me to voice text, and now I have Evie - which helps me find a local business, call a contact, or play a song on my iphone - all from one window. This is a great feature for moms on the go or anyone really. My favorite feature for sure is to play any song off your ipod / playlist. But searching local businesses and making phone calls are also pretty helpful.

Uploaded with Skitch!

Welcome-Message.PNG (27 documents)
Uploaded with Skitch!
evie-tips-mode-summary.PNG (27 documents)
Uploaded with Skitch!

You can download Evie here.

Visit Sponsor's Site

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Super Bowl Recipes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kenmore Live Studio. All opinions are 100% mine.
Personally my favorite part of the Super Bowl is a straight up mix between the commercials and the food. Sure I like to watch the game and root for the underdog, but the truth is as a woman my focus is on the food and funny commercials. I have a couple recipes that are my personal favorites for super bowl parties or really any get-tog ethers. But you probably want to check these out as well.
Super Bowl Recipes

One of my favorite recipes is a veggie dip with pumpernickel bread. I mix sour cream, mayonnaise and one of those veggie soup recipes up real good, chill it for a while, and put it into a bowl I cut into a pumpernickel loaf. Check out this video as well.

This year I won't be home for the Super Bowl since I will be at a retreat with some friends, but I plan to whip up a couple things for my hubby while him and his brother watch the game. And I may not be able to watch the game but I can certainly check out the commercials afterwards online - and lets be hones - thats what it is all about anyhow.
Visit Sponsor's Site

Friday, January 21, 2011

VICTORy over the lil guys

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Victor Pest. All opinions are 100% mine.

Fortunately, I have not had a ton of experience with house guests of the rodent persuasion. I do have a couple things in my life that have effected the way I view pest problems.

As a technician for the local cable company I was crawling in many attics working on wiring problems. There is not much to see in an attic, other than wires, insulation, and often times rodent droppings and traps. Though it put me on guard I was always happy to arrive in an attic and find that there were traps that had not been triggered. Sometimes I would see traps that were electronic and all kinds of interesting pest devices.

Victor rodent control provides an effective combination of economical electronic traps and powerful devices that can help you control your rodent problems.

My nephew was diagnosed with cancer at a couple years old and one of the things my sister often worried about was whether the apartment pest control chemicals when he was a baby or she was pregnant had anything to do with it.

Victor's rodent control products are effective, kid and pet safe and non-toxic. Right now they have a promotion going on for a Victor Protect Your Space combo kid for $99. This kid includes a Victor Sonic PestChaser Heavy Duty Sonic, 2 Victor Sonic Mini Pestchaser Ultrasonic Rodent Repellent,  and 2 Victor Electronic Mouse Traps. 

Uploaded with Skitch!

Uploaded with Skitch!

Visit Sponsor's Site

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Business 2 Blogger

I just signed up with business2blogger in order to see if i can turn blogging into any revenue. I will keep you updated on this program and let you know if it bears any fruit.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

There is no me without you!

For Christmas my mother in law bought me a kindle. We had gone on a road trip for Thanksgiving and while she read on her kindle I was reading books on my iphone. She kept offering me to use her kindle but I didn't want to impose - plus I was really enjoying the book that I was reading (The Help). She was concerned for my eyes to be reading on such a small device but I was ok and didn't realize the benefit yet of the kindle. So I continued to read with my iphone and managed to finish the book on that trip.

Needless to say when I opened my kindle on Christmas morning I was shocked. I had never even thought of getting one because of the price but it was such a nice gift and I was excited to start reading it. Now I have to say - when I was a child I was a major book worm. My parents limited the television we were allowed to watch, and actually I don't really remember watching much tv at all until I was a preteen. We were also not allowed to have video game systems (at the time Atari and the first Nintendo were popular. My mom encouraged us to go ride bikes, play outside, read, and be creative. At the time I was partly annoyed and would rejoice when I would see a video game at a friends house. But I have to say that I enjoyed a very rich childhood compared to many kids these days who are parked in front of the tube.

Anyhow - I was the kid hiding under my blanket reading at night. I was the kid straining to get moonlight through the window of my room to strain my eyes and see the page after my mom turned out the lights for the night. And yes - I was on occasional caught with a flashlight under the blanket. When we lived on the boat I would go through books like they were ice cream. We had a book shelf downstairs in the main salon and when we stopped at the more populated islands we would look for a book store and stock up. So I would say that as a child I was obsessed with reading. As an adult I have grown lazy. Why read when you can watch tv/movies/read stuff online. It just always seemed too much work to find a book to read and then invest the time to read it.
However, over the past year of this adoption journey, reading blogs, reading adoption materials, etc, my passion for reading has once again been sparked. My sister recommended the book The Help and I had downloaded it to my iphone and read it as hungry for a story as my dog is for scratches behind the ears. LOL. (yes im in a goofy mood today). And then ENTER STAGE RIGHT this beautiful wifi+3G kindle! woot!

Since I got the kindle I have read "Choosing to See" by Mary Beth Chapman and as of yesterday completed There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children.

I wanted to recommend for you to read There is no Me Without You because I felt like after reading the book I was much more aware of the culture and orphan epidemic in Ethiopia. The book starts off with the story of a woman named Haregewoin Wolde who loses some close family members in a short period of time. Her grief kills the person who she is but she trades her old life for the life of a humanitarian. She inadvertently opens a foster home and becomes one of the few safe havens for orphans hiv+ and hiv-. The book explains much about the hows and whys of the AIDs crisis in Ethiopia but also follows the story of Miss Wolde and many of the orphans who came into her care. It is not only informative but a very interesting read.

And of course I would recommend you to grab a kindle to read it. The cool thing about the kindle compared to other ereaders is there is no backlit screen. while this may seem a disadvantage because you need a light to read in the dark - but the backlit screens create eye fatigue which is why your eyes often get tired faster on a computer screen/iphone/ipad etc than on a regular book or the kindle. I am digging mine and am very thankful to cindy for my christmas present. My love for reading has been rekindled...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Earn Swag