Friday, April 29, 2011

What Is Going On With The Product Review Place Site?

For everyone who has ever used The Product Review Place's site to post giveaways, find reviews and companies to work with, or just be social, you might find this email message a tad disturbing.

Yesterday when I tried to go to the site to list some of my giveaways, I received an error message stating that the site was taken down by the administrator and should be up soon.

Today I received this email.

Does anyone know what is going on??

Is our personal information safe??


The Brand Buzz Network
community where we share, learn, and buzz about brands...

A message to all members of The Brand Buzz Network
This is to inform you that The Product Review Place, LLC is no longer associated with The Product Review Place NING site. Papers were filed with the Secretary of State, Georgia last week for the dissolution of the LLC. We will be back online as soon as possible.

I hope that you trust your instincts moving forward and believe that I started TPRP and would NEVER do anything to jeopardize it. I refuse to comment publicly on what is happening with the business side as I believe it is truly unprofessional and we all have enough drama in our life without adding fuel to the fire.

I did bring TPRP offline yesterday on the advice of the lawyers because someone locked us out of the email account, Facebook, and twitter pages. Please be aware that all posts from the Facebook page, Twitter account, and theprplace@gmail.com email account are not under control of our network at this time. It is our recommendation to unfollow both the Facebook page and the Twitter account until we regain access so as not to fuel the flames. The NING site is owned by Lisa Samples and will be back online soon as we move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions (lisa.samples@gmail.com.)

Also, for those of you who were members of our FB page please be aware that our community manager, Susan, was not and is not involved in any of the gossip you may or may not have heard. We think she has done a fabulous job and we hope she will continue to work with us as we move forward.

All Blogger Select dues will be returned to those that request it, all subscriptions have been cancelled until further notice.

Sincerely,
Lisa Samples





Mothers Day Gift Guide-Tellurian Baby

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A perfect gift for any Mother!!

Tellurian Products are gentle, pure and all natural.

They even have a great line of products for Moms!!

Check out my review here.









Right now Tellurian is offering my readers 25% off all purchases by using code 4MOM from now until May 8th.

You can also get free shipping with orders over $50.


These are great products, and will make any Mom very happy!!




Friday Giveaway Link Up

I can't believe it is almost May. Where has the year gone??

Have a great weekend everyone!!







Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cookies For Kids Bake Sale At Sarahs Blog Of Fun



Here is the link to purchase cookies!!! Thank you all for your support!! (because of the cost of shipping, we can only send cookies to the US. Sorry!!)













Cookies















I am a huge supporter of Cancer research. have lost both Grandmothers to cancer, and currently I have an Aunt and Uncle battling.


I do what I can to help. My Sister in law walks for the American Cancer Society every year, and I usually donate money.

This year I am doing even more.

Ben and I have joined up with Cookies For Kids Cancer Research, to help raise money.


We are spending a lot of time next week baking up a storm to make dozens of cookies to sell for this great cause.


Yes, I know it's Mothers Day weekend, but what better way to spend my Mothers Day then trying to help children in need.


100% of all procedes will be donated to the cause!!


If you would like to buy some of our delicious (I hope so anyway!!) cookies to help the cause, I will have a link up starting later today.


The cost for the cookies will include shipping, and we will mail them all out on Monday May 9th to insure freshness!!


If you would like to just donate money, that is great too!!


I hope you will find it in your hearts to help a great cause, and in turn enjoy our cookies!!!


If you would like more information, or would like to join in, check out Cookies For Kids!!


Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) French philosopher and poet.


Beginnings

Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a 501(c)3 non profit, was founded by parents inspired by their son Liam’s battle with cancer. They were shocked to learn that the main reason over 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive is because of a lack of effective therapies. And the reason for the lack of therapies was very simple: lack of funding. They pledged to support the development of new and better treatments by giving people a simple way to get involved.

It all started with 96,000 cookies...

Gretchen had a crazy idea for a larger-than-life bake sale with the goal of baking 96,000 cookies with friends and volunteers. Dozens of other families whose children were also battling Neuroblastoma got involved and began to take orders for cookies from friends, co-workers, and neighbors. All 96,000 cookies were sold in three weeks, thanks to the work of over 250 volunteers. The event raised over $400,000 for pediatric cancer research, but it was soon clear that something bigger than a bake sale had begun. Even weeks after the event was over, requests for cookies kept coming in. What started as a desperate act to raise money and awareness for her child’s own cancer blossomed into something much bigger than any had planned. The event caught the eye and the hearts of the media and people all over the country. Emails from across the United States started flooding in asking the same simple question "what can we do to help?"

Be a Good Cookie

Make a difference by joining the mission to find a cure for pediatric cancer. There are many ways to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Hosting a bake sale is a sweet and simple way for people everywhere to get involved in the fight against pediatric cancer. Send our cookies for birthdays, anniversaries, or “just because.” Our cookies taste as good to eat as they feel to give.

And you don’t have to eat or bake cookies to be a Good Cookie. Other supporters have run marathons, held tag sales, organized golf tournaments, collected spare change, and hosted car washes to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. We’ve even made it simple to donate online once or once a month with online giving. The ideas are only limited by your imagination. No effort is too small and every penny counts.

Our mission:

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 18. Through the concept of local bake sales, Cookies for Kids' Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.

Facts about Kids' Cancers

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about changing the facts of pediatric cancer for the better, forever. Important statistics to know:


•Cancer claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis & AIDS combined.
•46 children per day are diagnosed with cancer totaling nearly 13,000 new cases per year.
•Cure rates have improved dramatically and advances in childhood cancer research has provided seminal insights into the cancer problem in general. Today, 4 out 5 children diagnosed with cancer can be cured.
•While long-term goals for the pediatric cancer community will focus on securing more federal funding for childhood cancer research (more than the 1-2% of the National Cancer Institute budget that is current expended), philanthropy plays a critical and essential role in the ongoing battle against childhood cancer.
About the Founders

Gretchen and Larry Witt founded Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in 2008, just a few short months after the success of their first cookie sale during the holidays 2007. Their efforts have always been inspired by their son Liam who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2007 at the age of 2. Tragically, Liam came to the end of his courageous 4-year fight with cancer on January 24, 2011 at the age of 6 ½. Though devastated by his loss, the Witts remain more determined than ever to continue the fight against pediatric cancer.

Gretchen Witt has been recognized nationally for her leadership as a mom on a mission. In 2010, Witt was named one of Woman’s Day Magazine’s 50 Women Changing the World and Traditional Home Magazine’s Classic Woman of the Year. She was also featured in the December 2009 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, for her work with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. She accepts speaking engagements to tell the story of the beginnings of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, the need for funding for pediatric cancer research, and to share her experiences as a mother fighting endlessly for her son and for all children. Her story resonates as one of determination and guts with a willingness to stop at nothing to do what’s right and what’s best for all kids fighting cancer. Audiences as varied as The Cornell Club NYC, Meredith College’s 2010 Commencement and the International Housewares Show in Chicago have all been inspired by her words and her passion.


Marvel Studios Begins Production Of The Avengers!!





For any of you who love Marvel Comics (we do in this house!!) then you will love this bit of news!!!


BURBANK, Calif. (April 26, 2011) -- Production has commenced today in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated movie “Marvel’s The Avengers,” directed by Joss Whedon (“Serenity”) from a screenplay by Whedon. The film will continue principal photography in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) returns as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) as Thor, Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Captain America, Jeremy Renner (“Thor,” “The Hurt Locker”) as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids Are Alright”) as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson (“Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man,” “Thor”) as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury. Set for release in the US on May 4, 2012, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the first feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest Super Hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. The star studded cast of Super Heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of SHIELD, as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature “Thor.”

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is being produced by Marvel Studios' President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patty Whitcher, and Jon Favreau. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce.

The creative production team also includes Oscar® nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement”), production designer James Chinlund (“25th Hour”), Oscar winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”), Oscar winning visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs (“Iron Man 2,” “The Matrix”), visual effects producer Susan Pickett (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”), stunt coordinator R.A. Rondell (“Superman Returns”), and four-time Oscar nominated special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Iron Man,” “War of the Worlds”). The editors include Oscar nominated Paul Rubell (“Collateral”) and Jeffrey Ford (“Crazy Heart”).

Marvel Studios most recently produced “Iron Man 2” which was released in theatres on May 7, 2010. The sequel to “Iron Man,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke, took the number one spot its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million. To date the film has earned over $620 million in worldwide box office receipts.

In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies, “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.” “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally dons the Super Hero’s powerful armor alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008 and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million its opening weekend and grossed over $571 million worldwide. On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk” marking its second number one opener of that summer. The spectacular revival of the iconic green goliath grossed over $250 million in worldwide box office receipts.


ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

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Eternal Rider Book Giveaway Winners are-


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The winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond!!


Check out my other great giveaways going on now!!


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Two Great Giveaways End Tonight. Low Entries!!

I just wanted to remind you all of these great giveaways ending tonight.

Both have low entries!!

Organically Grown Onsie Giveaway

Big G Cereal Giveaway


Survivor Fantasy Game Week 11



That was nice of Steve to make amends with Phillip even though he doesn't deserve it!!


I can't believe that Phillip found his shorts!!!

Poor Matt. I can't blame him for being down. He has spent most of his time by himself.


I am glad Matt is staying. I hope he wins the game!!

Poor Julie. I liked her. I feel bad about her situation in real life.

The log challenge looks tough. I don't think I could do it!!

Poor Ralph. He was soooo close to immunity!!!


Grant, Rob and Andrea eating that cake was gross!!!


What does Rob expect? Of course Steve and Ralph are going to try something with the other players. They have too!!


I liked how Steve brought up the way Rob has played in the past seasons. All though it didn't do any good.

The twist is interesting. I hope Steve survives!!

Poor Steve lost at the last card. Not good.

Poor Steve. We will see if he can survive redemption island!!


Now it's going to get interesting to see who goes first from Ometepe.


I am sorry to have to say goodbye to Kari. Thank you for playing!!!

Andrea Boehlke
KRISTIE KAY'S BLOG

Ashley Underwood
KELLY'S LUCKY YOU

David Murphy DANA

Francesca Hogi


Grant Mattos
TARA

Julie Wolfe KARI

Kristina Kell SEAN

Matt Elrod
MARILYN'S MONEY

Mike Chiesl
CHRISTINA

Natalie Tenerelli
TERRY

Phillip Sheppard


Ralph Kiser
DEBS DESK

Sarita White
ELIE

Stephanie
Valencia DEBBIE

Steve Wright
CHERYL C

Rob Mariano
SHELLEY T

Russell Hantz MAVERICKS MOMMY


Krista Klumpp KRISTA




Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Disney's PROM Opens This Friday!!







WALT DISNEY PICTURES
Website and Mobile site: Disney.com/Prom
Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/DisneyProm
Follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/DisneyPictures

Genre: Drama-Comedy
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release Date: April 29, 2011

Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Kylie
Bunbury, Nicholas Braun, Jared Kusnitz, Jonathan Keltz, De’Vaughn Nixon, Nolan
Sotillo, Cameron Monaghan­, Joe Adler, Janelle Ortiz, Raini Rodriguez
Director: Joe Nussbaum
Producers: Ted Griffin, Justin Springer
Executive Producers: Sean Bailey, Samson Mucke
Written by: Katie Wech

At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. Several intersecting stories unfold at one high school as the big dance approaches; “Prom” portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei (Yin Chang) and Tyler (De’Vaughn Nixon) harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one “Prom.” Featuring an emerging ensemble cast and a powerful soundtrack, “Prom” hits theaters April 29, 2011.






Amazing Race Fantasy Game Week 9



With so few teams left, none of them can afford anymore mistakes!!


Gary and Mallory were very lucky last week. I hope they can recover.

I would love to travel like the teams do. I wouldn't want to sleep and miss anything. How often do you ever get the chance to visit all those places!!


Lol, at least it is a motorized bike they ride to measure the countries size!!


I hate math, and I feel horrible for Gary and Mallory trying to figure it out.


Those bikes look like fun!!


Poor Jet has to go back and start all over!!

That was nice of Zev and Justin to give the Globe Trotters a correct total.

Poor Jet and Cord have a lot of catching up to do!!

That's a lot of cheese to eat!!

The luggage challenge sounds just as hard though.

Just looking at all that cheese makes my tummy sick!!!

Kent is such a wimp!! Oh my, I want to hit him!!


Flight Time and Big Easy had the right idea with the luggage. Take it all at once!!

Poor Zev and Justin must be having a hard time walking after all that cheese!!

Zev and Justin are nice not to u-turn anyone. I would feel horrible doing that. Kisha and Jenn did the same thing. That was nice.


Poor Flight Time and Big Easy loosing two tags. That's not good!!

Ok now I don't feel bad for the globetrotters. That was cruel, u-turning the cowboys, and unnecessary.

I hate to say goodbye to Jet and Cord. They were one of my favorite teams!!

So on that note, I need to say goodbye to The Holleys. Thank you for playing.

Amanda and Kris
-TAKEN BY LB

Gary and Mallory
-TAKEN BY CHRISTINA

Flight Time and Big Easy
-TAKEN BY SMART CENTS MOM

Jaime and Cara-TAKEN BY SHELLEY T


Jet and Cord-TAKEN BY THE HOLLEYS

Kent and Vyxsin
-TAKEN BY ELIE

LaKisha and Jennifer
-TAKEN BY DEBBIE

Margie and Luke-TAKEN BY JOANN


Mel and Mike-TAKEN BY DEBS DESK


Ron and Christina
-TAKEN BY LAVENDER DAISY


Zev and Justin
-TAKEN BY TARA





Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Questions About The $650+ Prize Giveaway!!

OK here are the next batch of questions!!!

You are all very creative!!!

1. Is it something I can wear around my neck? YES

2. Can it melt? NO

3. Are the outdoor toys a sprinkler? NO

4. Are there Skoy Cloths in the box? NO

5. Are there note cards in the box? NO

6. Is one of the items a gift card? NO

7. Is there a bracelet? NO

8. Is it used in the car? SOME ITEMS YES

9. Is the prize a bedroom item? YES THERE IS ONE!! LOL

10. Any organic snacks in the box? NO

11. Is there any stuffed animals in the box? NO

12. Is there any electronics? YES

13. Is it something you can take a picture with? NOT QUITE

14. Are there any storage containers? NO

15. Is it something I can use in a bathroom? YES

16. Can it be frozen? NO

17. Are the outdoor toys water guns? NO

18. Are there any tools for my husband in the box? NO

19. Are there any bars of soap in the box? YES

20. Can someone wear one of the items on their feet? YES

21. Is there a car air freshener? NO

22. Is it for the pool? NO

23. Is the prize a kitchen appliance? NO SORRY!!!

24. Any garden seeds in the box? NO

25. Is there any eco-friendly products in the box? YES

26. Is there perfume or body creams in the box? YES

27. Is there some sort of bedding or robe in the box? NO

28. Is it something you put on after getting out of the shower? YES

29. Are there any writing supplies in there? NO




Take Three Tuesday Blog Hop



Who doesn't want or need more followers?? This is my eighth week with a Linky hop, and so far so good!!! I am meeting a lot of great bloggers!!


I am making this hop a little different then other peoples.


You can include all three of your accounts (blog, facebook and twitter) Please use the format I used with my accounts.


Follow as many peoples accounts as you want. Just make sure to leave a comment on their blog saying you are following from Take Three Tuesday, and what accounts of theirs you are following.


Each week, I will pick one random entry in the linky to win a small prize!!


So spread the word and lets try to make Take Three Tuesday a big deal!!!


Last weeks winner is............


Jamie Jabberish!!!


Please email me your address and I will get your prize out to you!!!








Monday, April 25, 2011

Make Me Laugh Monday 4/25/11

Our Easter in a nutshell!!!
My favorite highlights were decorating poodles, and watching Adults fight kids for Eggs!!!













Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!

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I wish each of you and your families a very Happy Easter!!

This will be the first year, I am cooking and hosting Easter dinner. We used to go to my Grandma's house every year. I miss her terribly.

We are decorating eggs, having an egg hunt and then eating a lot of food!!

I hope you all have a great day and the Easter Bunny is good to you!!!!




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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter Basket ~~Giveaway~~

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You can never have enough candy right??



I always go crazy and buy way too much!! So I figured it was time to share!!



In this basket, you get some of my favorite treats.



Marshmallow Eggs


Peanut Butter Bunnies


Hershey's Kisses


Chocolate Bunny


Marshmallow Bunnies


Laffy Taffy


Malt Balls


$10 Shutterfly Gift Card


(so you can make copies of your great holiday photos)


**Gift Card expires May 15th, so you have to use it quickly!!**






Entering this giveaway is really easy-



1. Be a Follower of my Blog!!! You can also tell me one thing you love about Easter!!

(Pretty easy huh!!)



Extra Entries-

2. Become a fan of my blogs Facebook Page(+1 entry)


3. Grab my button and tell me where it is (+2 entries)


4. Be an email subscriber of my blog (+2 entries)


5. Follow me on Twitter (+1 entry)


6. Tweet about this giveaway (+1 entry daily)


Example- Happy Easter Basket Giveaway @SarahsBlogOfFun


7. Blog about this giveaway and leave link in your comments (+10 entries per post, once a day)


8. Vote for me
Can be done daily (+1 entry per day)

9. Like Evervue on Facebook, and comment that Sarahs Blog Of Fun sent you (+10 entries)


10.
Like Entryvue on Facebook and comment that Sarahs Blog Of Fun sent you (+10 entries)


Giveaway ends on May 1st, 2011 at 11:59pm. Open to ALL my readers.
A valid email address MUST be in ALL comments. Winner has 48 hrs to respond or new winner will be drawn. This giveaway was made possible by me!!!



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