Sunday, July 29, 2012

Smoobee Magic No Cry Hair Brush Giveaway


  Welcome to the Smoobee Magic No Cry hair brush giveaway! 

Hosted by A Dollar Saved
 sponsored by Smoobee!



One winner will receive a Smoobee Magic No Cry Brush!

This is a hair beautiful wooden hairbrush that comes in such pretty colors. The Smoobee is designed especially for kids, to make brushing hair fun and tear free. The Smoobee can also be bedazzeled so each brush will be fun and unique. 

*Please note, all entries will be verified*

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*DISCLAIMER: Schmoozing With Betsy did not receive any product for this giveaway.
 Schmoozing With Betsy is not responsible for the delivery of the winning gift. 

WOW!! KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway!!

Mom Blog Society 

Presents the KitchenAid Classic 

Stand Mixer Giveaway Event!

Prize Sponsored by: American Family

Open to US Residents 18 years of age and over




Mom Blog Society: A Bloggers Network- bringing Brands and Bloggers together from around the world

Event Co-hosted by:

Powered by Mom | Mom to Bed by 8| Mom Does Reviews | Mommy Moments from Abby| By the Way Girlfriend Schmoozing With Betsy

We are so proud to be able to bring this wonderful event to all of our readers! This   is such a great prize! I love my KitchenAid Mixer!  This is such a great mixer that you will really enjoy using it! It will even take added attachments so that what you can make is endless!! Please Read all about our wonderful sponsors of this prize, American Family. 

About American Family

They are the family with their priorities straight (and that's a direct quote from them). Their #1 priority is rewarding American families for the things you do everyday because they think you deserve it! You can play games, print recipes, take quizzes, share stuff with friends and earn points while you're doing it! With your points you can enter for prizes like gift cards, electronics and so much more! Even when you enter the sweepstakes you earn more points, yes seriously you earn points for entering for prizes, wow! It's free to join American Family and if you sign up to join them through this event you will also receive a free e-book filled with yummy Summer Dessert recipes!

The Prize:

This KitchenAid Classic Plus 4.5Q stand mixer in white. Like so many have you ever wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer? Well now is your chance to enter to win one of your very own!
  • Locking tilt-head design offers easy access to the bowl and beaters.
  • 10-speed slide control provides a range of mixing options.
  • Metal construction promises long-lasting use.
  • Details:
  • Includes: 4 1/2-qt. stainless steel bowl, metal wire whip, nylon-coated flat beater & nylon-coated dough hook
  • 10 speeds
  • 275-watt motor
  • Accepts additional attachments

Enter now for your chance at this fabulous KitchenAid stand mixer and join American Family, have fun, earn points and prizes what more could you ask for? No entries are mandatory however the more you do the better your chances of winning.

A big thank you to the wonderful group of bloggers who are also helping to promote this giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway ends August 12, 2012 @ 11:59pm EST Disclaimer: Schmoozing With Betsy did not receive any item to promote this giveaway. All the opinions are strictly mine and may be different from yours. Schmoozing With Betsy is not responsible for the delivery of the prize.

Friday, July 27, 2012

bloggers wanted


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KEEP SCROLLING SO YOU 

DON'T MISS AN OPP!!!!






5 super lucky ladies are going to win the handbag of their choice…



This giveaway is being hosted by Bella Savvy!
PRIZES:

5 winners will each receive a stylish handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag or a $50 Bagluxe gift card for the bag of their choice) — $250 value
These handbags are super nice — soft leather and quality materials. You’ll love them!

Giveaway Open To: U.S. and Canada only
Event Dates: August 6th – August 20th
Blogger Notes: Participation is FREE with announcement post (includes one rafflecopter link — Facebook or Twitter) OR a payment of $4.00 for no announcement post.
Additional links are available for $3.00 each — including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, RSS, Stumbleupon
You MUST agree to publish the html provided to you on the specified date by 12:01 am. EST (NO EARLIER)!
READY TO JOIN? Submit your info in the Sign Up Form.here

Nexus Giveaway Opp

The Nexus 7 Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: Nexus 7 Tablet

The event dates: 8/16 - 9/6

Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted

BounceLand Castle 

Bounce N' Slide Opp

The BOUNCIEST GIVEAWAY EVER hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: BounceLand Castle Bounce N' Slide
The event dates: 8/13 - 8/27
Sign-Up Here - Bloggers Wanted

Soylicious Melter Gems

 &

 $100 Visa Giveaway opp

The Diamond Cash Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prizes: Soylicious Full Size Melters + Melter Gems and $100 Visa Gift Card

The event dates: 8/8 - 8/22

Sign-Up Here - Bloggers Wanted





Special Needs Family Giveaway Opp

I’m pleased to announce a special Special Needs Giveaway Event.  This event is a FREE event for bloggers to sign-up for.  It is being hosted by Autism Learning Felt and What’s That Buzz.  It is being sponsored by Mayer-Johnson and Redwood Hill and Green Valley Organics

The prizes are as follows:
2 VideoBrix Personal Video Communicators from Mayer-Johnson.


and from Redwood Hill and Green Valley Organics




The prize package (minimum value of about $57.55) will include:
- 1 Eco-friendly insulated green “Get Your Goat, Have a Cow” co-branded tote bag (approximate value $5)
- 1 t-shirt (winner’s choice of Redwood Hill Farm Goat, Green Valley Organics Cow OR RHF kid-size shirt; approximate value: $15)
- 6, 6-oz cups Redwood Hill Farm Goat yogurts (valued at about $2.19 each = $13.14)
- 6, 6-oz cups Green Valley Organics Lactose Free yogurts (valued at about $1.59 each = $9.54)
- 1 32-oz bottle Redwood Hill Farm Kefir (about $6.39)
- 1 32-oz bottle Green Valley Organics Kefir (about $4.49)
- 1 12-oz Green Valley Organics Sour Cream (about $3.99)
All of this, an approximate value of $150, will go to ONE WINNER.

UPDATE:  New sponsors are joining our giveaway.  There will be a second prize pack.  I will be adding that to this post tomorrow.  Be sure to come back and check it out so that you can update your post about this event. – 7/19

This giveaway is free for one Twitter link on the Rafflecopter entry form.  If you want a second link for Facebook, it’s $3.  In return for the free link on the entry form, we ask that you post about this free blogger giveaway event on your blog.  We will check all blogs for the post. This giveaway will go live on July 28, 2012.  We ask that you have yours up within 24 hours.  If it isn’t, and you haven’t contacted us with a reason why, your link will be removed from the Rafflecopter form.
Here is the link to sign-up.
(If you are a company with a product that you would like to add to this giveaway event, email me at tlessick@hotmail.com)




BAGLUXE GIVEAWAY OPP






5 super lucky ladies are going to win the handbag of their choice…


This giveaway is being hosted by Bella Savvy!
PRIZES:

5 winners will each receive a stylish handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag or a $50 Bagluxe gift card for the bag of their choice) — $250 value
These handbags are super nice — soft leather and quality materials. You’ll love them!

Giveaway Open To: U.S. and Canada only
Event Dates: August 6th – August 20th
Blogger Notes: Participation is FREE with announcement post (includes one rafflecopter link — Facebook or Twitter) OR a payment of $4.00 for no announcement post.
Additional links are available for $3.00 each — including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, RSS, Stumbleupon
You MUST agree to publish the html provided to you on the specified date by 12:01 am. EST (NO EARLIER)!
READY TO JOIN? Submit your info in the Sign Up Form.here








Coachlicious Giveaway Event Sign-up Form


This is a free blogger event. You will receive one link
at no cost as a thank you for participating in this event.

Prize: Coach Madison Op Art Sateen Handbag Giveaway

Open to: US & Canada
The event dates: August 1 - 22
To sign up for this awesome event, click HERE




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pay It Forward BLOGGER OPP

Pay it Forward For Back to School Giveaway Hop signups  HERE

Please tell them that Schmoozing With Betsy Sent You



Welcome to another amazing event Hosted by: Emptynester Reviews, Mom Does Reviews and Powered By Mom! It is the time of year where many of our fans find it very hard to make ends meet, when there are all the added expenses of getting their children Back to School! So we have been getting many comments on gift card giveaway with everyone saying they could really use the WIN for School Supplies and School Clothes for their children. We decided to do our part and organize this Giveaway hop, so that not one person is a winner, but as many bloggers that sign up, we will have the equivalent number of winners! Please refer to the Sign up Doc for all further questions at this time. We would love to see this as a LARGE and IMPORTANT Giveaway! We all need to Pay It Forward to our fans, as without them, we wouldn’t be here. There will be a Grand Prize Giveaway, valued at $150 and growing as we approach sponsors, and along with all the smaller giveaways.

Sign up here to join this amazing event and please tell them Schmoozing with Betsy sent you!

Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Giveaway!

Giveaway is hosted by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog & Diva Fabulosa!
A HUGE thanks to our co-hosts: Bonkers 4 Coupons, Luv Saving Money, Sister's Saving Cents, Dishin With Rebelle, Trinkies, My Vegan Gluten Free Life, Tidbits From A Mom, and Keeping Your Cents and all of the bloggers that have come together to make this event possible!
This is a unique prize package! You get to choose your prize! 
Prize: Winner chooses prize valued at no more than $200 (shipping included) Choose from Kindle Fire, Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card
This giveaway will run from 7/21 12:01am (EST) - 8/20 11:59pm (EST).
Giveaway is open worldwide and participants must be 18 + years to enter.
Use the giveaway tool below to enter! Good Luck!
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Disclosure: This blog is not responsible for shipment of prize and was not compensated in any way for the posting of this event. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email send out by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog or Diva Fabulosa. If there is no response another winner will be drawn.

$40 Paypal & Redweek.com Giveaway

Welcome to the REDWEEK.com 

and $40 Paypal Giveaway


Photo credit: RedWeek FB photo

Review and Giveaway   

hosted by 

  Alyssa McVey of     Giveaway Overload

When planning a get away vacation, the expenses can really start to add up and add up quickly! Between the travel costs, the food, the hotel and the entertainment, it can all become a bit overwhelming.

What if, there were a way to help cut those costs without having to jump through hoops? Keep reading to see just what a great solution to all those worries this giveaway can be!


A little-known alternative to renting a hotel is to rent a timeshare. Did you know that you can rent a timeshare for up to 50% less than hotel rooms? When timeshare owners can't use their available weeks they rent their timeshare out. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved because the owner makes a profit and the renter saves money. RedWeek.com is an online timeshare marketplace that connects timeshare owners with potential renters and buyers. 

From the Redweek.com website:
Now a leader in the secondary marketplace, RedWeek is the largest, most reputable online timeshare marketplace with more than 1.5 million registered users and an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. Timeshare owners and travelers alike come to RedWeek to read our exclusive resort ratings and reviews, access our detailed resort information, and of course browse the thousands of timeshare rental and resale postings or advertise their own timeshare for rent or sale.

Kindle Fire AND 2 Diamond Candle Giveaway Event

Bay Area Mommy




What better way to celebrate Bay Area Mommy  Blog turning ONE YEAR OLD, than with a giveaway! 


This is no ordinary giveaway! No, we are celebrating big!  
For this celebration, Bay Area Mommy is having a giveaway for a Kindle Fire (or $200 Amazon gift card) 
and 2 Diamond Candles

That's Right 2 Diamond candles and a Kindle Fire! 





Kindle Fire is open worldwide but the 2 Diamond Candles are restricted to the US only since they don't ship outside the US.


Giveaway will run from July 25, 12:01am EST to August 15, 11:59pm EST. Good luck!



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Disclaimer: Schmoozing With Betsy  is not responsible for prize shipment

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Week 5 & 6 WIN THIS BAG EVENT

Welcome to Week 5 & 6

Yes, week 5 and 6 are being combined! 
You will have 2 weeks 
to
Win This Bag
sponsored by HipSwap
“Win This Bag” is a 6-week event that will feature 6 weekly giveaways.There will be one designer handbag given away every week! Each bag will be an authentic, recognizable designer brand such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach, or Fendi.
Our 6th week will feature a highly coveted designer handbag and you will have the option to claim bonus entries for each of the 5 weekly “Win This Bag” giveaways you entered leading up to this grand finale!So, enter each weekly giveaway to increase your odds of winning!
Here’s what really separates this event from any other handbag giveaway you may have seen before… some of these handbags will come to you directly from a celebrity’s closet! That’s right –

Grand Finale of "Win This Bag"

Welcome to Our Grand Finale of

"Win This Bag"

Sponsored by

HipSwap

Hosted by

Sidetracked Mom’s Blog
Schmoozing With Betsy

It's finally here! The Grand Finale of the Win This Bag series of giveaways is here!! We've combined weeks 5 and 6 into a two-week long giveaway giving you the double the opportunity to increase your odds of winning by completing the daily bonus entries!

You'll have from 7/24/12 through 8/6/12 to claim as many entries as you possibly can! If you can remember to revisit your favorite blog to claim your daily bonus entries, you’ll have a huge advantage (2 weeks worth!) over the rest of the competition!

But before we announce the Grand Finale bag, here are a few words about our sponsor who made this entire 6 weeks worth of giveaways possible! Photobucket

HipSwap is a mobile and web marketplace that connects buyers and sellers locally and nationally. It enables people to discover what’s inside the most fabulous closets, homes, and shops in neighborhoods and cities across America. HipSwap currently offers delivery service in Los Angeles and New York with its iconic pink delivery van.

Also, be sure to swing by the HipSwap blog to check out their ever popular post on how to spot a fake Louis Vuitton bag!

So, far HipSwap has generously supplied us with a Fendi Spy Bag, a Louis Vuitton bag, a white leather Tod’s hanbag and a Gucci Hobo Bag! Are you ready for the brand that will be featured in our Grand Finale?!

This week, you have the chance to win an authentic Chanel tote worth $1,300!

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This beige quilted leather Chanel tote is a one-of-a-kind find. It features a black leather trim and large "CC" on side to make it easily distinguishable as the one of the world’s most prestige designer brands.

Dimensions: 11" x 10" x 5" with 7" straps. Estimated Value: $1300

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This beautiful handbag was provided by the amazing DoubleTake Consignment Boutique of New Jersey.

The DoubleTake Consignment Boutique first opened its doors in Short Hills, New Jersey in 1992. From the very first day the store has been packed with women who understand the advantages and value of consignment shopping. DoubleTake only accepts the highest quality & current designer clothing and accessories and has been recognized as a unique clothing boutique where huge savings can be realized.

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How to gain entries in this giveaway:

There is only one mandatory entry option; which is to create a free HipSwap account. However, by entering on this blog through the Giveaway Tools widget below, you have the opportunity to gain a large number of bonus entries! You can complete as many or as few bonus entries as you’d like but remember, the more you do, the better your odds of winning! Plus, once you are following all of your hosts, entering each subsequent weekly Win This Bag Giveaway will be even faster & easier! As promised, you’ll find additional bonus entries to claim for having entered our previous weekly Win This Bag Giveaways!

Good luck!

Giveaway begins on 7/24/12 at 12:01am EST & ends on 8/6/12 at 11:59pm EST.

Open worldwide.

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This giveaway is open to entrants worldwide 18 years of age or older, except where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and is Facebook-compliant. To qualify to win, you must complete, at minimum, the mandatory entry on the Giveaway Tools form. All entries will be forwarded to our sponsor for the purpose of randomly selecting a winner. Winners will be notified by email from a HipSwap representative. Winners will have 72 hours to respond or risk forfeiting their prize. Prize may re-awarded solely by the Sponsor’s discretion. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This blog may not be held liable for Sponsors who do not fulfill prize shipments. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We reserve the right to publicly publish winners’ names and/or likeness. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thanks Mom




I have always loved to cook and bake for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I can still remember standing beside my mom as she made dinner. I watched everything she did. The magical way that she would turn ingredients into something  full of deliciousness. Some days, I can still see her in my heart, standing at the stove barefooted, with both of her big toes up in the air(something that I have inherited) and singing or humming as she worked her magic. 
Most of the time, unless she was trying a new recipe from my Aunty Gerty, or something that she had somewhere, she rarely used measuring spoons and cups. She just would "eye ball" the amount of ingredients that she would use. 
The first thing that she taught me to make were scrambled eggs. I stood on a chair in the kitchen right next to her.( I did the same thing for my daughter) Using one of her wooden spoons, I kept slowly stirring the yellow liquid around in the pan until the liquid magically became more and more solid. From  that moment,I was hooked!
I remember trying to make over easy fried eggs for my dad, which is something that I still have not mastered.
Breakfast starts at 700 every week end

We would put a spoonful of bacon fat in the cast iron pan and then crack the egg right into the melted fat. Bacon fat! My mom always had a can of the jelled fat near the stove. My dad loved eggs, especially hers.
My favorite of her egg dishes were her deviled eggs. I love deviled eggs! My mom, even when she forgot how to make some of her other fabulous dishes, she still could make her eggs. They were always the first things that got gobbled up at any party which she so lovingly made them for.
I figured that I would share her recipe and hopefully you will be able to duplicate them. No measuring spoons were used, just eyeballing.
When I get going, I am always doing more than one thing at a time, so, I decided to try something new. I decided to use my rice steamer as an egg cooker. I wasn't sure how they would come out, but, they were perfect and the peeled so easily! No standing over the pot waiting for the water to boil. I will do it this way from now on.
I set the timer for about 17 minutes.  I don't know why that time, I just like the number I guess...but they came out perfectly, and I was able to go off and not worry about them.

Once they have cooled off, slice length wise and place the yokes in a bowl and mash them all up. Okay, here is where the "eyeballing " comes into play.
Add some of  your favorite mayonnaise, a squeeze of mustard, some sweet or dill pickle relish. Mix until well incorporated. Put the mixture into the egg halves sprinkle with a bit of paprika...and refrigerate for about 1/2 hour to get chilled,  arrange and serve.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Back To School Laptop Giveaway

 
Welcome to the Back To School

 10K Fan Appreciation Laptop Giveaway!

Plum Crazy About Coupons has teamed up with Sister's Saving Cents, and Life's Cheap Thrills and Tatum's Family Reviews, Mark Your Savings, Coupon Frenzy Mom, Free Tastes Good, to help me celebrate Back to School Time and my 10,000 Fan Appreciation at this time.



The prize is a HP 2000Z-2a00 series. Value $400.








Color black licorice
Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Primary battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery - Up to 5.50 hours of battery life +++
Processor and Graphics AMD Dual-Core Processor E1-1200 (1.4GHz, 1MB L2 Cache) + HD 7300 Series Discrete-Class Graphics
Memory FREE Upgrade to 4GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
Hard drive 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
Office software Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
Security software No additional security software
Display 15.6" diagonal High Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366x768)
Primary optical drive SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
Personalization Webcam and Microphone
Networking 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Keyboard Standard Keyboard



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This Giveaway is open WW. Must be 18 and older to enter. Void where prohibited by law.This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any other social media platform. Schmoozing with Betsy Is not responsible for the shipping of the prize.


All winning entries will be verified. Enter on the Rafflecopter below. Winner will be chosen by Random.org. The best of  Luck!


Please stop by and visit all the other blogs below helping me celebrate.



Oliver's Labels - By Jennifer, Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose, Crazy for Coupon and Freebies, Keenly Kristin, Mommy Coupon Swappers, Wrap you skinny with Tonya, Saving in Florida, Panther Motel, Frugal Ferret, Sleep Not Included Gaming, Parga's Junkyard, Imperfect Women, In The Kitchen With KP, WrapTheInchesAwayWithJ, Coupon Diva Queen, Schmoozing with Betsy, Mom To Grandma, A Mitten Full Of Coupons, Savvy Suburban Mama, Make a dolla holla, Couponing with Boys, Saving Common Cents, Meg's Moxie, Schmoozing with Betsy, Mommy's Crazy 4 Coupons, Faith Happened, Grocery Alerts, Baby Alerts, Parent Palace, Confessions of a Coupon Queen, Couponing as a Lifestyle, My Saving Game, Stacy's Savings & Other Stuff, To Sew With Love, Single Mom Saving Money, The Coup Diva, The Coupon Hubby, Giveaway Monkey, Jenn, Mom of Two Munchkins, Mary's Cup of Tea, Coupon Queen of Texas, Kathryn's Kloset, Its Not Just Another Bag, Girl Loves A Bargain, The Budget Bandit, Steals and Deals for Kids, Mom Knows It All, My Little Goober, Little Birdie Coupons, Giveaway Alerts, Savior Cents, Tiffany's goodies & giveaways











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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Free Blogger Opp~ Special Needs Giveaway Event



I’m pleased to announce a special Special Needs Giveaway Event.  This event is a FREE event for bloggers to sign-up for.  It is being hosted by Autism Learning Felt and What’s That Buzz.  It is being sponsored by Mayer-Johnson and Redwood Hill and Green Valley Organics.
The prizes are as follows:
2 VideoBrix Personal Video Communicators from Mayer-Johnson.


and from Redwood Hill and Green Valley Organics




The prize package (minimum value of about $57.55) will include:
- 1 Eco-friendly insulated green “Get Your Goat, Have a Cow” co-branded tote bag (approximate value $5)
- 1 t-shirt (winner’s choice of Redwood Hill Farm Goat, Green Valley Organics Cow OR RHF kid-size shirt; approximate value: $15)
- 6, 6-oz cups Redwood Hill Farm Goat yogurts (valued at about $2.19 each = $13.14)
- 6, 6-oz cups Green Valley Organics Lactose Free yogurts (valued at about $1.59 each = $9.54)
- 1 32-oz bottle Redwood Hill Farm Kefir (about $6.39)
- 1 32-oz bottle Green Valley Organics Kefir (about $4.49)
- 1 12-oz Green Valley Organics Sour Cream (about $3.99)
All of this, an approximate value of $150, will go to ONE WINNER.

UPDATE:  New sponsors are joining our giveaway.  There will be a second prize pack.  I will be adding that to this post tomorrow.  Be sure to come back and check it out so that you can update your post about this event. – 7/19

This giveaway is free for one Twitter link on the Rafflecopter entry form.  If you want a second link for Facebook, it’s $3.  In return for the free link on the entry form, we ask that you post about this free blogger giveaway event on your blog.  We will check all blogs for the post. This giveaway will go live on July 28, 2012.  We ask that you have yours up within 24 hours.  If it isn’t, and you haven’t contacted us with a reason why, your link will be removed from the Rafflecopter form.
Here is the link to sign-up.
(If you are a company with a product that you would like to add to this giveaway event, email me at tlessick@hotmail.com)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Walk In Sync


We are so proud to welcome you to the

Walk In Sync Giveaway Event 

July 18~July 31

Special thank you to Walk In Sync for sponsoring this fantastic event
& co-host Book Cover Justice




Before I  let you know my experiences with Walk In Sync, please enjoy the short video by clicking here.

 Walk In Sync™ Intro Video 

click above




    About Walk In Sync



    Alecia Evans designed the Walk In Sync system to make the dogs and their pet humans less stressed when out walking. Since 2001, Alecia has been a professional trainer. She believed there had to be a better more humane way to train your dog to walk with you, to stop the pulling and frustration for both the dog and the dog owner.


    FINALLY!!!
    The Walk In Sync™ Humane Dog Walking and Training System is the quickest and easiest, ergonomically correct method that offers your dog a totally humane (pain and choke free) new type of training tool that works in literally just a few minutes!!
    WE’RE TAKING DOG AND PUPPY TRAINING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.
    No more choking, pinching or shocking your dog to get their attention. It’s literally pain free for your dog and stress free for you!
    Our revolutionary, patented Walk In Sync™ Harness and Accu-Grip Leash, gives you everything you need to train your dog to stop pulling, and walk correctly with you, in just 3 Easy Steps. Now you can teach your dog or new puppy how to walk on a leash easily and in perfect harmony with you, without ever choking or harming their physical structure.
    The Walk In Sync™ Humane Dog Walking and Training System gives you all the tools (Walk In Sync™ Harness, Accu-grip Leash and Walk In Sync™ 3 Easy Step Training Videos) you need to create a happy, healthy, well mannered, well socialized, thinking dog who gracefully learns to master their own energy in just minutes.
    Think of how exciting it will be to tell everyone how easy and convenient it was to train your new dog in minutes GUARANTEED!





    I was a bit skeptical to try  this harness and leash combo. I have tried everything to have my dogs
    walk with me and not against me. I love my dogs, Watson and Lily so much, but, it was always stressful trying to go for walks with them. Watson and Lily love to lead. They are half German Shepherd and half Golden Retrievers weighing 85 plus pounds, so, needless to say, they walked me!

    I tried everything, took them to doggy behavior school where they had me first fit them with choke chains, but, they continued to pull to get to the other dogs so they could play. Wouldn't you know I had to have the class clowns! The instructor there then fitted them with the "torture" collars. I don't know what they are called professionally, but, they have rounded spikes that dig into the dogs necks...I couldn't bare hurting them to have them walk with me. I want them to enjoy walking not have pain from it.

    The next thing I tried was the leash that also goes up and around the nose. Ohhhh, they didn't like that at all! In fact, it says to let them have their temper tantrum and then they will see that you are boss and they will get used to it. My dogs are more stubborn than the dogs in that video. My poor Watson would walk a little bit and then rub his nose with his paw and on the ground so much that when we got home he had a raw and tender spot on his nose.

    frustrated and searching the web, I saw the Walk In sync site and decided to write to Alecia, who was kind enough to provide me with the Walk In Sync system! Thank you Sweetie.

    I was so excited when they came in. I was amazed at how well made they are! I fitted them to my dogs and off we went. Lily is a fast learner. When she pulled and I stopped, she would sit down and wait, Watson was another story, he kept wanting to pull but was getting nowhere, so after about 2/3 hour of working with him, he understood!

    Now, walking is fun and enjoyable for all of us. Finally a system that didn't hurt my precious companions!


    One lucky winner will receive the Walk In Sync System

    Giveaway ends July 31st at 11:59pm, open to US residents only, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.

    Good luck from your hosts Schmoozing With Betsy,
     and Book cover Justice !


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    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    ~As You Wish ~

    Today is my husband's birthday. I wish I had some words of wisdom to share, I don't, not today. So, I will just share with you, my darling schmoozers, what is in my heart.
     I know that there are so many people who are missing someone whom they love with all their hearts. When you are touched by such a strong almost perfect love, it is difficult to move forward.
    It could be that special pet even, or a parent, sibling, spouse, child, or friend.
    It could be that they have passed away, or moved, or you had a disagreement and no longer speak to each other.
    No matter what the reason, you need to grieve. Don't ever let anyone play down your feelings. It is okay to have these feelings! They are yours. No one has the right to tell you how you should feel. There isn't a set time to stop grieving. But, it is okay to move forward. It doesn't mean that your love is diminishing. It doesn't mean that you still won't hurt or search for answers.
    Try to be thankful of the love that was so strong, that even death can't stop it. But, try not to be afraid to live again. To smile and laugh and cherish the memories, no matter how short or how many years those memories span.
    There are mommies and daddies out there who have lost their babies, some before they even could hold them. Or children that have died from terrible diseases or accidental deaths. I can not explain the reasoning nor would I even try. My only advice is to try and believe.
     I believe. I believe that my husband was a gift to me. He was a wonderful man who loved my daughter as his own. He was fun and full of life, always joking around and making people laugh and feel at ease. He was my hero, my best friend, my Peter Pan, Jack, Westley, and the Dr, all rolled up into one man.
    He was a hard man to lose.
    I believe that when it is my time to go, God is sending my husband to come and get me. So, when Gilly comes for me, I want to have adventures to tell him all about. Which means, that I have to go and have adventures!
    When Gilly first became an angel, my grief was overwhelming. Sometimes, it still is. I still have days where it hurts to even breathe, I am sure you do too or, you know of someone that is hurting that deeply.
    It is as if, you are sitting on a bench, right on the very edge of it, and grief is wrapped tightly around you, squeezing the very life right out of you. Then, one day, a bird may sing, you hear it's beautiful song and grief's grip loosens a little. One day, you may see a butterfly and be awed by it's beauty and again, grief's grip loosens even more.  Little things will slowly come back to you, making grief slide down the bench, but, if you are at all like me, grief will never leave you. But, grief will slide down the bench and hope will come sit beside you and give you a gentle hug. Slowly, grief will sit on the edge of the bench and Joy will come and join hope. Slowly you will be able to breathe a bit easier. Please allow it to happen. Embrace them and welcome  them back into your life. Maybe then, you can help someone else that is hurting.
    As for me, I hate it when people say "It'll get better." It hasn't gotten any better, it just gets different.
    My grief has a strong hold, but, now hope and joy plop themselves on each side of me and stay longer and longer each time.
    Letting go of the heartache doesn't mean, that you are letting go of the love. Nothing can stop true love!
    God Bless you my fellow schmoozers. When you feel you have no where else to turn, say a prayer, you may be surprised who hears it!

    "Death Can Not Stop True Love,


    It Can Only Delay It For A While!"

                                                                                             Westley, the Princess Bride





    Cute Angels GlitterHappy Birthday My darling Angel!  As You Wish