Saturday, January 31, 2009

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Reed & Barton Giraffe Infant Spoon Giveaway: Contest Closed, Winner Announced

As promised, here is my first official giveaway! I'm offering a Reed & Barton, Giraffe baby spoon. I had originally bought this to go into a basket I was making for my friend when she had her baby over 2 years ago, but I recently found it in my office downstairs sitting on a shelf. Every time I look at it I realize how fast our little ones grow up. Isn't it amazing? My youngest is going to be 5 next month and my oldest is already 15. Anyway, enough of that…
Since I am relatively new to the blogging scene I want to get as much exposure as possible, so here is what you have to do to win:
  1. Leave a comment here telling me how to gain more (or any, for that matter) followers (1 entry). – (MANDATORY REQUIREMENT)

Want more chances? Please leave separate comments for each entry.

  1. Leave a comment here giving me ideas on how to make my blog better (1 entry). – (BONUS ENTRY)

  2. Subscribe to my blog (1 entry). – (BONUS ENTRY)

  3. Follow me on twitter (see my sidebar – 1 entry). – (BONUS ENTRY)

  4. Twitter about my giveaway. Make sure you include @lisasamples and the link to the giveaway. Leave me a post letting me know you twittered and what name you used (1 entry). – (BONUS ENTRY)

  5. Blog about my giveaway on your blog. Come back here and leave the link (2 entries). – (BONUS ENTRY)

I will pick the winner using a random number generator. This is open to all US residents. Deadline to enter is February 5th at 11:59 pm EST. I will announce the winner by February 6th. Please be sure to include your email address. If winner does not respond to email within 3 days a new winner will be drawn.

I am so excited about sharing this with you! Thank you and GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I love getting FREE things…

I thought I would start today off with some freebies! What originally got me started blogging were all the freebies other bloggers were listing on their blogs. Now it is my turn to return the favor!

Since I have 3 dogs I always look for something for them! So, how about free Greenies® snack food?

New Year's Resolution? Lower your cholesterol with a free sample of Metamucil® Pink Lemonade or Berry Burst flavors!

Need a caffeine boost? Dunkin' Donuts is giving away free coffee samples! I love their coffee!

SPLENDA® has a free sample of Splenda with Fiber. I haven't tried it yet…

I received my free dried salami from Volpi Foods last week by joining their VIP Club and it was incredible. I will definitely order more from their website if I cannot find it local. I was surprised too, the sample was huge! You have to try it!

Need to keep your colored hair beautiful? Try Free Color Endure Shampoo by Joico.

Well, this should keep you busy for a few minutes. I hope you like these free sample offers. Please leave me a comment and let me know what else you would like me to find for you!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Welcome To My Life

Well, this is my very first post so I thought I would tell you a little about myself.

I am the mom of 2 boys (ages 4 and 15) and a wife of one (age 29). I say he is a boy because he keeps me a young 42 year old! I am not a soccer mom, so do not expect a lot of June Cleaver type of posts. I am however a chef, an accountant, a limo service, a personal shopper, a beautician, a personal assistant, a landscaper, a teacher, a doctor, etc.

Sound familiar?

I will share with you some real stories, some incredible recipes, an occasional money/savings tip, and other useful stuff. I am also going to post an occasional giveaway and product review.

So, to start of right, what do you think would be useful? Feel free to offer me some suggestions on getting started as a bloggie. I welcome your insight!