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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: "Unto The Hills; A daily devotional" by Billy Graham

TITLE: Unto The Hills; A Daily Devotional
AUTHOR: Billy Graham
GENRE: Christian devotional
ISBN: 978-0-8499-4621-9
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: "For peace, for strength, for courage and inspiration, look UNTO THE HILLS. Day by day, you can join the nation's most beloved spiritual leader for a moment of quiet and reflection - a Scripture, a thought, and a prayer. The author draws from his lifetime of study and ministry to offer this devotional classic, featuring 365 meditations to calm you and point you toward the One who can always help."



First off I want to say that the summary from the back cover is just awful. It makes it sound like some pious guide to religion by some religious leader who is worshipped as God Himself is. Really unappealing.
The first few days of this devotional were equally unappealing to me. They were generic, spiritual babyfood. I wanted some meat to chew over, not platitudes I learned in Sunday School when I was 6. If I flipped this devotional open in a store and read the first few days, I would most definately not buy it.
BUT after a few weeks of readings I felt like the topics got more and more thought-provoking. A little more meat to chew on for those who are more spiritually mature. Granted, the book never got to the depth I would have liked, but it did get much more interesting and thought-provoking as the readings went on. Topics focused on angels, marriage, persecution, suffering, and more. I think this would be a good devotional for a new-ish Christian. I think I will use it as a conversation starter for our family devotions. My kids are 4, 2 and newborn and my oldest could understand some of the concepts in this simply worded devotional. Perhaps this would make a good family devotional for some families with younger children, although some topics may not be appropriate and may require simplifying or substituting a more age-appropriate lesson for that day's reading.
Cons: Not enough meat. Not deep enough.
Pros: Easy to understand. Short readings. Seems doctrinally sound.
Bottom line? I'd give it 3.5 out of 5. Not something that I would buy for me or my family, but I would recommend it to others for whom it may be more appropriate.

*This book was reviewed for Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze blogger review program. I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. My opinions are my own and have not been edited or influenced by the publisher in any way.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

WINNER! Pillsbury prize pack...


Congratulations to the winner of the Pillsbury Prize Pack!




You have 24 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be selected.

Friday, September 10, 2010

"One Hand, Two Hands" by Max Lucado (Children's Book review)

"One Hand, Two Hands" by Max Lucado





Synopsis: "Written in rhyming text and illustrated with the charming art of Gaby Hansen, this simple message of God's blessing of hands not only entertains . . . as it teaches what wonderful things our hands can do from scratching, latching, and petting a pup to washing dishes with mommy and putting toys in a box . . . but it also conveys the important message: We can use God's gift of hands to show our love for Him by helping others. The book ends tenderly with a prayer of thanks to God for hands and asks Him to use them again:

One hand, two hands,
Five fingers, ten.
God, thanks, for my hands.
Please, use them again."

My Review:
A very simple cute book for the little ones. Pros are that it has adorable illustrations that my kids loved, and enforces the idea that our hands are for doing good things. Cons are that the book really only mentions God at the end there as quoted in the Amazon writeup and the book is a bit long for the attention spans of the intellectual level that would get the most out of the simple rhyming text. I think that my almost 4 year old will after a few readings begin to grasp that the book is saying we should use our hands to do good and kind things, without further explanation. She might need help connecting the one mention of God using our hands to the reason why we do good things with them, simply because God is so obscure in the book. But then again maybe not... kids pick up on things sometimes that we wouldn't think they would. My 2 year old however will probably not grasp this concept right away even with further explanation. I will have to own this book longer, I think, to be able to see what their little minds do with it. :) And every child is different so perhaps what is not immediately obvious to my tots will be to yours, or vice versa.
Over all a good sweet simple book. I enjoy reading it with my littles. I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars - not 5 simply because I'd like God to be a little more obvious in the text but other than that it's great!

This book was provided to me for review by Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze program. Opionions expressed are my own.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

"My Sweet Sunday Moment" Pillsbury Sweet Roll (Review & Giveaway) *ENDED*

I've been given the opportunity to try out Pillsbury Sweet Rolls with my family and share the experience with my readers! MyBlogSpark and Pillsbury generously sent me a coupon for the rolls and a "Sweet Sunday Moment" prize pack. In addition, one lucky reader will win a Pillsbury "Sweet Sunday Moment" prize pack just like the one I got! Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win the prize pack, or a family vacation, or both!

{Pillsbury "My Sweet Sunday Moment" prize pack which includes a Pillsbury Doughboy Giggle Doll, blue silicon spatula, blue silicon pot holder and dishcloths.}

When the box arrived with my "My Sweet Sunday Moment" prize pack it was standing on it's side on my front porch. I went to pick it up and it made a sound- the trademark pillsbury Doughboy giggle. It took me a minute to figure out why my box was making that sound but then I smiled big when I realized what it was! Chicklet was so excited that when I went to snap the following picture:

a certain little girl reached in and started to run off with that doughboy... ;) I had to snap fast and let her have it because she was pretty much bouncing off the walls with excitement. I was excited about the rest of the goodies and checked them all out while she hugged that doughboy 50 times. We decided we'd be having us some yummy cinnamon rolls sometime in the next week! Seemed like a great family activity to help pass the last dragging days of this pregnancy.

Okay so it wasn't a Sunday when my little helpers and I decided to make our Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, but it sure was sweet! :) We all had to wear our aprons because of course, it's more fun to cook when you're wearing an apron, right? ;) And over our pajamas to boot. Because baking cinnamon rolls in your jammies is more fun. Hey and it was getting close to bedtime so we were just chilling around in our jammies anyway.

Yeah my daughter's cornrows look slept in. Because they are. So there. And my kitchen has baby-related boxes all over it. And my kitchen table is sewing central. Now that you've seen my junk, let's pretend it away and concentrate on the yummy cinnamon rolls and cute kids!

Getting ready to start! Can't make cinnamon rolls without our doughboy, right? I never use canned biscuit type things so I had no idea how to open the can and hubby kindly informed me how. Lol!


Cute little hams aren't they? :D

Chop chop! He's got a butter knife and is prepared to use it.

Thinking super sugary sweet daydream thoughts?

Arranging the sweetness.


The kids were excited. Neither had ever had a cinnamon roll before!
Helping Mommy put the cinnamon rolls in the oven! Careful, it's hot! :)


Our assistant, Mr. Doughboy, with some of the prize pack goodies.

Chicklet trying out one of the dishcloths from the prize pack. She's a little zoned out- it's actually bedtime when I took this so staying up late and baking cinnamon rolls was a double special treat.

Buggie's examining the picture of the finished product and carrying on a monologue about it, which I understood about 10% of. Sometimes when he gets to going on excitedly it's a bit hard to translate... Hehe...
Taking the tasty treat out of the oven! That funky potholder thing from the prize pack actually worked. I was surprised, wondering how something like that would work to protect me from getting burned, but surprisingly it did.

Frosting?! They have FROSTING?! Can I PLEEEEEEEASE taste some FROSTING?! PLEASE!!!!

Yep, it's edible. Can I lick the frosting container out too?

Dishing out the deliciousness...

Hmmm let's see if this is as tasty as it looks...

Thinking...

I asked but they just kept chewing. Hello? Guys? Is it yummy?

Does the rapidly vanishing bites of sweet roll in these pics answer whether or not they were delicious?

Hubby and I had some too and we decided that they were really yummy! We contemplated eating the leftovers after the kids went to bed but decided to behave ourselves and save them to share after lunch the following day instead. ;)

The cinnamon rolls and prize pack for this review, and it's accompanying "My Sweet Sunday Moment" prize pack giveaway, were provided by








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**Now it's your turn to join in the fun!! There are 2 things to enter so read on to find out the what, where, and how:

-Go HERE to enter Pillsbury's "My Sweet Sunday Moment" contest for a chance to win a family vacation package! In addition, when you enter the "My Sweety Sunday Moment" contest, you will have a chance to print out a coupon for Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls!
{In an effort to recapture Sunday mornings as the ideal occasion to reconnect with family and loved ones, Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls is teaming up with Melissa Joan Hart, star of the new ABC Family sitcom "Melissa & Joey," for the My Sweet Sunday Moment contest, where you and your family have a chance to win a seven-day "week of Sundays" vacation to California, including a visit to area theme parks and Melissa Joan Hart´s sweet shop, SweetHarts! Enter today by visiting Pillsbury.com/SweetSunday and telling Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls why your family loves Sunday and why you want more of them for a chance to win.} HURRY and enter before September 2nd!!

-"My Sweet Sunday Moment" prize pack GIVEAWAY rules:
To enter to win a "My Sweet Sunday Moment" prize pack of your own, you must first
   ♥ Leave a reply comment on this post telling me what Sunday traditions your family has and what Sunday traditions you'd like to add. LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDY SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!
If you don't leave an email address and your number comes up you forfeit the prize and a new winner will be drawn, courtesy of Random.org. If you do not complete the mandatory primary entry this also disqualifies you. If you accidentally make a duplicate entry, it looks more honorable if you delete the duplicate(s) so I don't think you were trying to cheat. After completing the mandatory primary entry as stated above, you qualify for bonus entries. You may do as many as you like from the list below- each thing only one time unless specified. Please leave your email address in at least all daily tweets and in your primary entry so I can find it easily should you win. Please leave one comment per entry or they will not all get counted.
Bonus entries:
  ♥ Enter Pillsbury's "My Sweet Sunday Moment" contest (Enter before September 2nd!) and then come back here and tell me why your family loves Sunday's and wants more of them. Worth 2 entries- leave 2 comments.
  ♥ Leave a comment telling me your favorite Pillsbury product. Worth 1 entry.
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  ♥ Blog about this giveaway with a link back to it. Comment here with the link so I can check. To count you must say in your blog post why you would like to win this giveaway. Worth 3 entries- leave 3 comments.
  ♥ Follow @PillsburyTreats on Twitter and then comment back here telling me. Worth 1 entry.
  ♥ Tweet the following up to once per day:
       Enter @MamaMirage reviews to win a Pillsbury "My Sweet Sunday Moment" prize pack! Ends 9/8 http://tinyurl.com/miragereviews #myblogspark
Worth one entry per tweet/day. Don't forget to leave the tweet link here and don't forget your email addy in each tweet post!

Giveaway ends September 8th, 2010. Winner will be selected at random. By entering this or any of my giveaways, you acknowlege that you have read and agree with my Giveaway Rules and Liability Policy /Disclosure(as updated 6/12/10) .

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coming soon!

Giveaways:

August - Pillsbury Sweet Rolls "Sweet Sunday Moments" (Review and Giveaway)

-Go HERE to enter Pillsbury's "My Sweet Sunday Moment" contest for a chance to win a family vacation package!
-Then stay tuned here at Mirage's Reviews for a Pillsbury Sweet Rolls review and prize pack giveaway courtesy of MyBlogSpark! This will be happening sometime in the next week so keep checking back! Today August 28th! I'll be posting this later today, unless I find out I'm having a baby today of course! ;)





Reviews:

September 10th - "One Hand, Two Hands" (Children's Book review)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Review: Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh
Hardcover, 288 pages, genre Christian Living





Publisher's Description:
"Do you ever question God’s ability to catch you when you fall?
Do shame, fear, and brokenness keep you from fully trusting God?
Do you secretly believe your dreams are unreachable?
You are not alone.
Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God is all about trust. How we fight it. How we learn to do it. How it transforms us.
Life is not safe. That reality slips over us as we grow. Our response to the Father in that reality allows us either to swing higher and higher with the trust of a child . . . or fearfully shrink back from the swing set altogether.
As we weigh that choice, God whispers: Trust me.
In a remarkably transparent account, author and speaker Shelia Walsh opens wide her lifelong battle with trust and the moment-by-moment choices she made to follow where God led.
Shelia has lived a life ruled by “hidden places” of insecurity and brokenness and knows the overwhelming beauty of a life wholly handed over to Christ. As you encounter her struggles and triumphs, you also meet ten of the Bible’s transformed—Tabitha, David, Paul, and others—who teach us that in spite of overwhelming circumstances, just one trusting encounter with Christ sets beautiful things in motion.
It can resurrect dreams, instill purpose, and ignite hope.
Discover what beautiful things can happen when you trust God."

My Review:
A good read. If you've ever struggled with depression and anxiety this book will speak to you. Sheila's struggles and the triumph of God in her life are a beautiful picture that illustrates how much God cares about each one of us. I loved the way she brought the characters to life in her retellings of Biblical stories to illustrate points in this book, but at the same time I felt like she bordered on being a little bit too free with her interpretations at times. So that was both my favorite and least favorite part about the book. :) I teared up while reading it 2 or 3 times when a point hit home. I would recommend this to any Christian mature enough to take the Biblical interpretations with a grain of salt (and having a desire to study the Word and see what parts fit with the real story and what was purely added for effect), especially if they've ever struggled with depression, anxiety, or trust issues. I'd give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

This book was reviewed for Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze blog reviewer program. I received a free copy to read and review. The opinions expressed herein are mine and only mine and have not been prompted or censored by the publisher or anyone else but me and God. ;)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Skin MD Natural WINNER!

Congratulations to comment #11 - the winner of the Skin MD Natural Sheilding Lotion!

bison61 I have just emailed you, you have 48 hours, until this time Friday evening, to respond to claim your lotion.

A big THANK YOU to Skin MD Natural for sponsoring this giveaway and to all who entered!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion - Review & Giveaway! [ENDED]

"Skin MD Natural is a shielding lotion that helps the skin restore its integrity and enhance its protective functions so that the skin is able to heal naturally and regain its youthful appearance. Skin MD Natural works by bonding with cells of the skin's outermost layer to form an invisible shield. This layer of protection prevents environmental irritants and pollutants from penetrating the skin, while locking in the skin's own natural oils and moisture, helping heal dry skin, leaving skin feeling silky and smooth. It is dermatologist recommended and hypo-allergenic. It is also fragrance, colorant and paraben free, so it is safe to use for the whole family."

I have eczema, and those of you with similar skin conditions can vouch for the fact that it's really hard to find a lotion that doesn't make it WORSE, let alone helps much at all! I personally have to really be careful of what my skin comes into contact with. Regular dish detergent, if in contact with my skin for multiple or prolonged time, causes my skin to blister, ooze, and scab. Many lotions make me itch so bad it could drive a person insane. When I was in my late teens/early twenties, I worked in food service. My tender wrists became so damaged from the cleaning substances used to keep the place sanitary that I wound up wearing extensive bandaging on my wrists with rubber gloves over top and customers began to wonder what I'd done to myself. The boss forbade me from washing dishes to limit my exposure to the dish detergent, and I was using a prescription steroid cream to try to reverse the damage to my skin. To this day I have a faint oval scar on one wrist and the other has a large patch of skin that looks about 5 years older and wrinklier than the skin around it.
When I was contacted to try out and review Skin MD Natural's Shielding Lotion, I was skeptical at first. After reading through more of the plethora of information on their website, my curiousity was piqued! I really wanted to know if this lotion was as different as it claims to be. Having tried hundreds of lotions over the years, I think I would have settled for a lotion that didn't make me itch. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Shielding Lotion works so well, beyond what I had imagined, that I don't want to ever use regular lotion again! My face is really weird. It has patches of dry flaking skin and patches so oily it's gross, all on the same face at the same time right next to each other. It drives me INSANE because face lotions either make the greasy spots greasier, or the dry patches peel, or both, or makes me break out... Face lotion is such a nightmare. So I got this new lotion and put it on after a shower and left it on for several days without soaping it. I wanted to know how long it would take before my skin got so oily I couldn't stand it or I started breaking out. To my complete shock, my dry patches were smooth and non-flakey, my oily places stayed non-greasy, and my face stayed looking amazingly smooth and blemish-free for 3 days. It was the freakiest thing I've ever seen! No kidding! So now I'm totally sold on this stuff. Like I don't think I could ever go back. It's AWESOME. :D

I am completely sold on this lotion! And anyone who knows me knows that I'm a real skeptic when it comes to lotions. And facial lotions are a nightmare, trying to find something that balances the oily spots and the dry spots without breakouts... I literally am still in shock when I see how well this lotion works. I'm like, "This has to be some optical illusion becuase it can't possibly really work this well!" Lol! And it isn't even specifically a lotion FOR the face! It's for hands, face, body... everywhere. After putting it on my hands and the old-eczema-skin patches on my wrists my skin feels sooo soft! I am putting it on my belly over my Stretch Oil to help seal in the moisture and prevent stretch marks. :) Then my 3 year old wants to pet mama's soft belly skin... which is kinda weird but sweet. And lets me know my moisturizing routine is working!
WIN IT!
Skin MD Natural has generously offered a giveaway! One lucky entrant will win a bottle of Skin MD Natural's Shielding Lotion to fall in love with for themselves.

TO ENTER:
You must do entry #1 before you qualify for any other entries. All entries after that are optional; you may do some, none, or all. You MUST leave your email address in your primary entry AND in each of your daily Tweet link comments so I don't have to hunt too hard for it if you win. If you make a mistake, don't add-on an extra comment to fix; Delete your mistake comment and then replace it with the corrected version so I do not think you are trying to cheat! Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on Wednesday, the 17th of February 2010, at NOON Mountain Standard Time. Winner will be emailed, has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is picked, and will be announced in a post on here as soon as they are confirmed. By entering this or any of my giveaways, you acknowlege that you have read and agree with my Giveaway Rules and Liability Policy /Disclosure(as updated 1/9/10) . Please read each entry qualification carefully;

#1. Primary entry, READ CAREFULLY: Visit Skin MD Natural's website, then come back here and tell me something you learned that I did not mention in my review. Don't forget to leave your email address in your comment.

#2. Bonus entry: Leave a thoughtful comment on any of the most recent 7 posts on my main blog Every Precious Joy and then come back here and tell me which post you commented.
#4. Bonus entry: Leave a thoughtful comment on any of my reviews on this blog, then comment on this post saying which review you commented.
#4. Bonus entry: Tweet (up to once a day if you wish) and then comment here with the tweet link and your email again. Don't forget to comment here afterward so it counts! You may make up your own tweet or use my suggestion below, but make sure it contains @MamaMirage so I can see it, and the link to this giveaway.
       #Giveaway Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion @MamaMirage Ends 2/17 http://bit.ly/aKksMM
#5. Bonus entry: Snag one of my buttons (you'll see them in the sidebar) and put it on your blog, then leave me a link letting me know where to see it!
#6. Bonus entry: Blog about this giveaway with a link to this giveaway and to Skin MD Natural in your post, and then come back here and leave me the link to where you blogged it so I can see! {worth 3 entries-comment here 3 times}

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The opinions expressed in this review are my own. Results may vary for others. I was provided a free product to try out for my review, and the opportunity to host a giveaway. No other form of compensation was received.

Book Review: "This is Your Brain in Love" by Dr. Earl Henslin

Book Review:
"This is Your Brain in Love
New Scientific Breakthroughs for a More Passionate and Emotionally Healthy Marriage"
By Dr. Earl Henslin

MY REVIEW:
I flip flopped back and forth while reading this book. First I thought,
"Well, yeah great intimacy is all well and good to talk about how we should have it, but are you gonna give any helpful info?"
Then I was thinking, "Uh oh, is he going to be shoving drugs down all our throats? Please tell me this book doesn't imply that most people need prescription drugs to have a happy marriage!"
THEN I was thinking, "Uh-oh, it looks like he's excusing people's bad behavior saying that if you've had a brain injury it's not your fault if you act like a total jerk!"
But, by the end, instead of reading with furrowed eyebrows, I was nodding with a smile! He wrapped up my wonderings, did not excuse people from taking responsibility for their actions, and provided ideas for diet and natural supplements to help balance the most important organ in your body- the brain.
I also wondered how a brain/intimacy book could be a Christian book. Usually scientific minded authors who claim Christianity seem to put God in as an afterthought. I appreciated that Dr. Henslin did not crowd God out with "science." I did not find the religious references to feel out of place or awkward.
This book does talk about intimate relations and is therefore not appropriate for all readers.
A surprisingly helpful and very informative book for married couples.
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This book was reviewed for Thomas Nelson.
I review for BookSneeze

I was provided a free copy of the book for review purposes. I was not paid or told what to say. My opinion is my own and may not be the same as yours or the author's or publisher's.

Giveaway Links (End 2-1)

Giveaways Ending February 1st 2010
A few giveaways I have found! Check back frequently as I will be removing the ones that are over and adding new giveaway links as I find them!
Green NEW! - added during my previous log-on,
Blue NEW! - added during my most recent log-on.
(CB) means you have to Check Back to see if you won,
(DT) means "Daily Tweet"- you can Tweet once per day for extra entries!

NEW!Sage and Savvy is giving away a no-wrap wrap baby carrier from MyBabyNest! This giveaway ends on February 1st and can be found HERE!
NEW!Sugarpop Ribbons is giving away a teething necklace and bracelet set from Chewable Jewels! This giveaway ends on February 1st and can be found HERE!


To return to the master list and select a different end date, CLICK HERE!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Dollar Tree $10 giveaway!

I'm giving away a $10 gift card to Dollar Tree on my main blog HERE! Check it out! :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

In case you don't read my main blog...

In case you don't read my main blog and have therefore not seen the big announcement, here is the reason why I have been a bit sporadic in my posting the last few weeks.


Pregnancy Tickers


Yes, that's right, I'm pregnant! Fighting the morning sickness and mostly just being so excited but not being able to tell anyone yet so I couldn't think of anything to post that wouldn't give it away! Lol! :D

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Girly Stuff Winner!

Congratulations to




COMMENT # 18:
pixie13 said...
Julie doesn't have a blog, it looks like. Your welcome, Julie!
tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/7796438702

Congratulations Pixie13! Winner is confirmed!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sorry!

I'm sorry I've pulled a vanishing act for the past couple days! If you are around on Sunday I'll be able to explain it then. In the meantime, my current giveaway ends tomorrow evening so if you haven't entered it yet and want to, better do that before it ends! Look in the sidebar for the link or scroll down.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you to the sponsor Adirondack Stone Works for the wonderful giveaway that just ended! :)

Thank you to those who entered my baby boy stuff giveaway for all the ideas! :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Giveaway Winners!

The winner of the Adirondack Stone Works giveaway, chosen by Random.Org, is...



Congratulations Eileen! :)
:) The winner has been confirmed!

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And the winner of the Baby Boy stuff giveaway, chosen by Random.org, is...




Congratulations Marie!
:) The winner has been confirmed!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Giveaway: Girly Stuff (again)! :) [ENDED]

Another giveaway for some girly goodies!

Prize includes a shopping list pad with magnet strip on back - has m&m design; a moisturizing bar soap - green tea scented; and a 6-color eyeshadow palette in shades of pink and pale beige. I also happen to have some Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment samples leftover from a BzzCampaign and will be happy to throw one in when I mail the prize, if the winner should desire and specify to me that they would like one.

TO ENTER:
You must do entry #1 before you qualify for any other entries. All entries after that are optional; you may do some, none, or all. You MUST leave your email address in your primary entry AND in each of your daily Tweet link comments so I don't have to hunt too hard for it if you win. Giveaway is open to residents of the US and ends next Wednesday, the 20th of January 2010, at NOON Mountain Standard Time. Winner will be emailed, has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is picked, and will be announced in a post on here as soon as they are confirmed. By entering this or any of my giveaways, you acknowlege that you have read and agree with my Giveaway Rules and Liability Policy / Disclosure (as updated 1/9/10) . Please read each entry qualification carefully;

#1. Primary entry, READ CAREFULLY: Visit the blog of the person who commented directly above you, then come back here and tell me something you like about the person or their blog. If your blog is not appropriate for children to view, please state that in your comments so the following commenter knows. If the person above you doesn't have a blog, or if their blog is not family friendly and you do not wish to view it, you may visit MY main blog instead. This goes for the first commenter also- the person above you is nobody so you may visit my blog instead. Don't forget to leave your email address in your comment.

#2. Bonus entry: Enter my Adirondack Stone Works giveaway. Comment here saying you have.
#3. Bonus entry: Tweet (up to once a day if you wish) and then comment here with the tweet link and your email again. Don't forget to comment here afterward so it counts! You may make up your own tweet or use my suggestion below, but make sure it contains @MamaMirage so I can see it, and the link to this giveaway.
       #Giveaway for some girly fun stuff including a 6-color eyeshadow, green tea bar soap, and m&m list pad @MamaMirage http://bit.ly/7udsbT
#4. Bonus entry: Leave a thoughtful comment on any of my reviews on this blog, then comment on this post saying which review you commented.
#5. Bonus entry: Leave a thoughtful comment on any of the most recent 7 posts on my main blog Every Precious Joy and then come back here and tell me which post you commented.
#6. Bonus entry: Do one of the following and then comment back here saying what and where:
-Mention and link to this giveaway in a post on your blog
-Mention and link to Every Precious Joy or Mama Mirage's Reviews and Giveaways in a post on your blog
#7. Bonus entry: Vote in my poll in the sidebar. If you've already voted previously that counts too. Comment saying whether your vote is new or you voted previously.

That should keep you busy for a while. ;)
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This giveaway is not sponsored. I paid for it myself and receive nothing in return for it except having you nice folks visit my blogs. Which I consider an honor. So thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Baby Boy Goodies Giveaway! [ENDED]

This giveaway has ended! Congratulations to winning comment #7!
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Just for kicks! A little giveaway for a brand new baby boy! :)




Included is a sheet of baby boy scrapbooking stickers and a NB Carter's baby boy hat!

TO ENTER:
You must do entry #1 before you qualify for any other entries. All entries after that are optional; you may do some, none, or all. You MUST leave your email address in your primary entry AND in each of your daily Tweet link comments so I don't have to hunt too hard for it if you win. Giveaway is open to residents of the US and ends next Wednesday, the 13th of January 2010, at 9:00pm Mountain Standard Time. Winner will be emailed, has 24 hours to respond, and will be announced in a post on here as soon as they are confirmed.

#1. Primary entry: Leave me a suggestion for a future giveaway on this blog, or for a future post on my main blog. Don't forget your email address.

#2. Bonus entry: Enter my Adirondack Stone Works giveaway. Comment here saying you have.
#3. Bonus entry: Tweet (up to once a day if you wish) and then comment here with the tweet link and your email again. Don't forget to comment here afterward so it counts! You may make up your own tweet or use my suggestion below, but make sure it contains @MamaMirage so I can see it, and the link to this giveaway.
       #Giveaway Win baby boy scrapbook stickers & hat @MamaMirage http://mamamiragesreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-baby-boy-goodies.html
#4. Bonus entry: Leave a thoughtful comment on any of my reviews on this blog, then comment on this post saying which review you commented.
#5. Bonus entry: Leave a thoughtful comment on any of the most recent 7 posts on my main blog Every Precious Joy and then come back here and tell me which post you commented.
#6. Bonus entry: Do one of the following and then comment back here saying what and where:
-Mention and link to this giveaway in a post on your blog
-Mention and link to Every Precious Joy or Mama Mirage's Reviews & Giveaways in a post on your blog
#7. Bonus entry: Vote in my poll in the sidebar. If you've already voted previously that counts too. Comment saying whether your vote is new or you voted previously.

That should keep you busy for a while. ;)
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Keep an eye out for another giveaway coming this weekend! It's gonna be another "girly stuff" one for us big-kids! ;)

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