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Wordless Wednesday: Can You Guess What I Am

6/30/10

For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom. You can leave your answer in the linky below.



Teaser Tuesdays: Ransome's Crossing by Kaye Dacus

6/29/10


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"Her ankle hit something hard, hovering above the eighth step, but her momentum carried her, pitching her forward into the darkness. She raised her arms to try to catch hold of something, anything to break her fall. Too late. She twisted and covered her head with her hands."

--pg. 262 Ransome's Crossing by Kaye Dacus

What are you reading?  If you have a teaser, you can head on over to Miz B's blog or share it here by leaving a comment.

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce Review And Giveaway

6/28/10

Country Bob's is a wonderful company that started when Country Bob perfected the sauce of his dreams in 1968.  After years of giving it to his family and friends, he began selling it in 1977.  In 1982, Bob Edson, Terry Edson, Al Malekovic and Reed Malekovic formed a corporation with equal ownership.

Since then, Country Bob's distribution has spread from the corporate office in Centralia, Illinois.  Their products include the Original All Purpose sauce, BBQ Sauce, Seasoning Salt and Spicy All Purpose Sauce.



I was given the opportunity to try out their Original All Purpose Sauce.  Their site says it can be used in a variety of ways, not just as a steak sauce; you can grill, cook, and marinate with it, or put it in your soups, stews, baked beans, and your other favorite dishes.  


My family tried it on steak, chicken and even on cheese steak.  It added a sweet, tangy flavor without being overpowering.  Even my 11 year old loved it!   


You can find all of these great products and recipes on their website.    You can also try it for FREE here by signing up for their newsletter and you'll get a coupon by mail.






Giveaway:   Country Bob's is offering 2 bottles of their Original All Purpose Sauce to one of my readers.  






Required Entry: (don't forget to leave your email address if it's not in your profile)


Go to Country Bob's and check out their recipes.  Come back and leave a comment telling me which one of their recipes you would like to try.






Extra Entries: (leave a separate comment for each thing you do): 


1.  Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend and leave a comment that you are a follower


2.  Subscribe to my blog via email on Feedburner and leave a comment (right sidebar)


3.  Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment with your username


4.  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a direct link to your tweet in a comment (one tweet per day). You can copy and paste the following tweet:



Win 2 bottles of @countrybobs All Purpose Sauce @atticgirl76 Ends July 10th http://bit.ly/9BcW60 #giveaway



 5.  Become a Fan of The Attic Girl on Facebook and leave a comment with your name

6.  Add The Attic Girl button and/or my store button to your blog and leave the link (one entry for each button)

7.  Vote for The Attic Girl at Top Mommy Blogs (click on the button below)
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This giveaway ends:  Saturday July 10th at 12:00 Midnight EST and is open to US residents 18 and older only.  This prize will be directly shipped from the sponsor; The Attic Girl is not responsible for shipping or lost/damaged prizes.



Disclaimer: I received 2 bottles of Country Bob's Original All Purpose Sauce for the purpose of review; no other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

Neutrogena UltraSheer Liquid Review

6/24/10
I just received this great new suntan lotion from Neutrogena called UltraSheer in SPF 70. I was very impressed! It has a light scent that doesn't smell medicinal. It also feels light on your skin and does not leave your skin feeling greasy or coated. I used it at the pool the other day and was very happy that I didn't have any itching or break outs like I do sometimes with other products because of my sensitive skin. My overall first impressions are excellent and I look forward to continuing this product.

















Would you like to review UltraSheer®, too? Then go to http://www.giantwavepool.com/ultrasheer!
Or get $2 off your UltraSheer® purchase at http://www.neutrogena.com/suncoupon.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from Tidal Labs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Wordless Wednesday: It's HOT!

6/23/10



For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom. You can also leave a link for your Wordless Wednesday post in the linky below.














Rayovac Powers Your Summer Promotion & Twitter Event

6/22/10
From June 21st through July 20th, Five Minutes for Mom and Rayovac are empowering families to have fun through the Rayovac Powers Your Summer Promotion.

First, "like" the brand and products on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RayovacFans and together with expert moms at 5MinutesForMom, they will offer up great daily summertime family tips and a chance to win great prizes.

Then access and complete the entry form on Rayovc's website at www.rayovac.com/PowersYourSummer. Simply tell them how you'll power your fun this summer each day for a chance to win prizes ranging from Cameras and Bikes to Camping Supplies and a Summer Supply of Rayovac Batteries! No trick questions here! There is no correct answer to how you and your family add the Power of Fun to your summer!

Must be a US resident and 18 or older at the time of entry to enter this Promotion, the Twitter Event or the Blogger Promotion.

Disclosure:  The first 99 bloggers to promote the Rayovac Powers Your Summer Promotion won a prize package from Rayovac.


Rayovac Powers Your Summer Twitter Event

Join Rayovac and 5MinutesForMom for a Twitter Event to support the exciting Rayovac Powers Your Summer Promotion. The Twitter Event will feature more than 20 fun giveaways from Rayovac ranging from a summer supply of Rayovac Batteries to $50 Target Gift Cards.

Rayovac Powers Your Vacation Summer Promotion Twitter Event
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. CST
Location: #rayovac
Follow: @Rayovac_Battery, @5minutesformom, @CirclePRMary

Disclosure: The first 99 bloggers to promote the Rayovac Powers Your Summer Twitter Event won a prize package from Rayovac.  Part of a promotional campaign with Rayovac.




Aloha Friday

6/18/10
blogging prompts, writing prompts

Here is how Aloha Friday works from Kailani's blog An Island Life:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.


My Question for You This Week: If you have kids, what kind of activities do you have planned for review over the summer?






Skin MD Natural 4th of July BBQ Backyard Giveaway

6/17/10
Have you heard about the latest giveaway from Skin MD Natural? Skin MD wants you to have the perfect bash with their 4th of July BBQ Backyard Giveaway valued at over $300!

Their prize pack includes:

5 Bottles Skin MD Natural SPF+15
5 Bottles Skin MD Natural Original
6 Red Hotdog & Fry Serving Baskets
16 Piece Blue Cutlery Set
4 Pack Insulated Fish Tumblers
4 Pack Fish Party Spreaders
6 Pack Fish Wine Charms
Ultimate Barbeque Cook Book
with over 300 Recipes
All Natural Caribbean
Burger Blend Seasoning
Hickory Wood Smoking Chips
Non Stick Grill Basket
Decorative Patriotic
Candle Holder

So head on over to Skin MD Natural's website for your chance to win this great basket of goodies!  You have until June 25th to enter.

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Who Has a Baby Bump?

6/16/10
For those of you who follow my blog on a regular basis, you may be wondering why I haven't been posting something every day as I have in the past.

Well, that's because I have been sick all day (& night) with morning sickness....

WE'RE PREGNANT!!!


















Baby Bump Week 13


For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom.  You can also leave a link for your Wordless Wednesday post in the linky below.

Bloggy Blog Designz Giveaway

6/15/10
Bloggy Blog Designz is having a Giveaway!!! They are giving away blog designs and all kinds of goodies. Plus ALL entrants will receive 20%off their purchase through the end of the month! Be sure to check out their website for more information, or to enter yourself. Take a look at their portfolio and packages to see what's right for you.
The first 5 entrants will receive a $15 giftcard. The giveaway will close on June 19th.

Aloha Friday

6/11/10
blogging memes, writing prompts

Here is how Aloha Friday works from Kailani's blog An Island Life:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.


My Question for You This Week: What is your favorite part of summer?

Wordless Wednesday: Somebunny Comes to Visit

6/9/10





Look who I found hopping around our back yard:







I wonder if my son will ask to keep him for a pet?

For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom.  You can also leave a link for your Wordless Wednesday post in the linky below.

Teaser Tuesdays: The Whitney Chronicles by Judy Baer

6/8/10


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"Lately fear and self-doubt have crept into my thoughts like insidious weeds, choking out the positive things I know to be true. Even though I see it's happening. I don't know how to stop it. I keep bailing my boat, but I'm getting swamped anyway. Maybe I'm like Peter walking on the water-as soon as I glance away from God, I sink."

--pg. 332 The Whitney Chronicles by Judy Baer

What are you reading?  If you have a teaser, you can head on over to Miz B's blog or share it here by leaving a comment.

General Mills Sweet & Salty Prize Pack Winner

6/7/10
Thank you to all who entered the General Mills and My BlogSpark Sweet & Salty prize pack giveaway.

The winner is:

Joshlin #17

Congrats! I will be emailing you soon for your info.

Aloha Friday & Friday Follow

6/4/10
writing prompts, blogging prompts

Here is how Aloha Friday works from Kailani's blog An Island Life:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

School's out for the summer for my son. The county schools won't get out for another couple of weeks. In the meanwhile, our pool is not open during the week (only weekends) until county schools get out. Which is a little frustrating, since the weather is in the 90's and we can't go swimming. And I have to find things to occupy an 11 year old OTHER than video games and t.v.

My Question For You This Week: Is Your Local Pool open yet?






Welcome to the very first NEW Friday Follow hosted by Tami at Hearts Make Families, Harriet at Harriet and Friends, and Ian at The Daily Dose of Reality!

Here's how YOU can join:

*Link up your blog name and URL in the McLinky. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

*Grab the Friday Follow button and include on your Friday Follow blog post.

*Follow Friday-Follow.com so you can see the current things going on. If you haven’t check out the website yet, please do so.

*Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.

*Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you’d like.

*Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you’re from Friday Follow.


If you are follower, please leave a comment below with your blog link so I can follow you. 

Happy Friday!




Teaser Tuesdays: The Bride Backfire by Kelly Eileen Hake

6/1/10


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"To her way of thinking, justice trumped mercy any day. People lied, cheated, hurt others all the time and got away with it. They deserved to be punished. But she didn't remember justice being on the list."

--pg. 105 The Bride Backfire by Kelly Eileen Hake

What are you reading?  If you have a teaser, you can head on over to Miz B's blog or share it here by leaving a comment.

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