Monday, August 31, 2015

Birthday Celebration Giveaway (9-1/9-30, 2015)

Birthday Celebration Giveaway (3)

It is my birthday on the 30th and you get the prizes.

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There are a lot of awesome prizes to be won! Someone has to win, so why not you? Enter through the Giveaway Tools entry form and you may find yourself a winner!

La Bella Baskets with Julie - Plantable Greeting Cards - See review HERE.
Sashka Co - Bracelets - See review HERE.
Okiedog - Tiny Treasures - See review HERE.
JClaw TekFlash LED Headlamp – See review HERE.
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JClaw Tek Fire Talon Multitool – See review HERE.
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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from any of the sponsors in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/30/15. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

August To September Brings Changes

OK~ There's something to be said about going from August to September. Once the calendar actually says September, I always have to think, "Really, where did summer go?" We still technically have a few weeks of summer, but the days are getting shorter, which I am not a fan of and the night time temps are often cooler.

The new school year has been underway in a few communities around us, but it's this week when everyone hits the books for the new school year. The streets are less busy during the day when the school year is in session. Come 3 p.m., the streets get busier and families are out and about.

September also means that colorful leaves are to come. If there's one good thing I can say about September is that the trees are colorful. The red, bronze, orange and yellow leaves do make Fall a little more appealing. Our apples are almost ripe and I'm ready to make up some fresh apple crisp. Last year we had a record apple crop, which is maybe why we have a much smaller crop this year.

I am not a master gardener, therefore; apples are somewhat easy to grow, as we have always had at least one apple. It's all up to Mother Nature to work her magic. Tip: When you plant an apple tree, make note what type of apple it is. We did not do this eleven years ago, so our apples are what we "think" they are.

This week will be a season of new beginnings for our older son, as he moves into a different apartment complex. We are excited for him as he begins a new adventure with his beloved cat, Mrs. Claws. From a few boxes to saying goodbye to a place he's so ready to move out of - Can you say the word ROACH? Yep, he's had to deal with them the past couple years and it has not been pretty. So.... cheers to him and his new place.

September 1st will be exciting for our family as he moves into his new place and the rest of us continue with preparing things for cooler weather. I'm so not ready for what follows Fall, but I guess it's coming and I will have to embrace it. And what follows is why I love to travel in the Winter!

The occasional ride in the combine will be fun, as it's always a highlight of Fall. There's nothing like the sight of a crop coming out of an Iowa field and a combine ride with Dad. The Iowa corn crop is coming right along.

 After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

So... tell me- what do you enjoy most about the August to September transition?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stand Up To Bullies In The 2015-16 School Year

OK~ So... we have a new school year in the works and it truly breaks my heart that all forms of bullying have already kicked into high gear. My personal Facebook feed has been filled with all forms of bullying and cyberbullying. Most have sadly ended with young people taking their lives.

Think about this. If you witnessed a young person being beat up by another person would you take action or watch? It's became obvious to me that we have way too many people that want to watch this horrible type of behavior and it makes my stomach turn. We have to talk to our kids and let them know that it is ok to stand up and do the right thing.

A few years ago I was driving my car on a side street near an elementary school. The school day had ended and kids were walking home from school. I came upon a young student walking and noticed an older student pushing the younger student. I watched and noticed that the bigger kid was not letting up. I pulled the car over and noticed that other people were driving by and looking at what was happening and continued driving. I marched out of my car and literally pulled the older student off of the younger student. I then marched both of them into the Principal's office, which was two blocks away. Sadly... I was told, "This happened after school, we cannot help, but will see what we can do." I left.

I have a deep regret today. I should have stayed and made sure action was taken. My gut has told me for several years that both were allowed to leave and that younger student was bullied more and possibly due to my actions. I also wish I would have called the police department, as no child should have to endure what I witnessed.

Bullying is a learned behavior. I challenge parents to step up to the plate and take action! It's not ok for your child to hit or continually push another child. I have seen parents encourage ongoing behavior as such and I don't like it. I can also tell you that our younger son was bullied and by 6th grade, he had, had enough! A fellow student made a derogatory remark to our son about his mom (ME) and our son flattened the kid. This was also the same student that had continually pushed him in the hallway at school. He, of course was suspended for two days, due to no tolerance rules. My husband and I were very proud of him and guess what? He was no longer bullied and thankfully he did not turn into the bully.

So....  How will you make a difference in the 2015- 2016 school year? From experience... I can tell you, that your kids need to be taught to be able to stand up for themselves. If they do not, who will? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blogger Opp: Konifer Watch/Sunglasses Giveaway (Winners Choice of Any Item They Carry)

Blogger Opp ~ Konifer Watch / Sunglasses Giveaway (Winners Choice Of Any Item They Carry!)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blogger Op: iCoffee Opus Giveaway


Blogger Opp: iCoffee Opus Giveaway

Sponsored by: iCoffee Hosted by: My Silly Little Gang

One lucky winner will receive their very own iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer!
The iCoffee Opus Single Serve Coffee Brewer has many features like: 75 ounce water reservoir Dial-a-Brew™ – from 4-12 ounces in 1/2 oz. increments Energy Saver mode and automatic shut-off Removable drip tray allows for larger mugs, including most travel mugs SafetyLock™ locks the single-serve brew head during the brewing process, protecting consumers Compatible with every K-Cup®, OneCup™, RealCup™ capsule, and all private label cups BONUS: Starter Pack includes 6 k-cups and an iCup Reusable
This single serve coffee brewer is equipped with Burrows’ patented SpinBrew™ Technology that spins, steams, and stirs inside the k-cup creating a mini French Press-like effect.

My Friend Cayla Giveaway: 8/25-9/14

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Sponsor: My Friend Cayla

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 If you have a child that loves dolls you have to check out My Friend Cayla! My daughter loves My Friend Cayla, she takes her everywhere! I love that she interacts through bluetooth.

My two nieces are doll lovers and they love anything about any doll! Now, imagine a doll that engages through bluetooth, how cool is that? Toys and dolls are becoming a part of our connected world in ways that I never imagined.

 Read the full review here. One lucky reader will win their very own My Friend Cayla! This giveaway is US, 18 or older. Only one entrant per household. Giveaway ends on 9/14 11:59 PM EST . Winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to respond. If there is no response during that time a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck Everyone!!!

The bloggers, including All In An Iowa Mom's Day, promoting this giveaway are not responsible for prize distribution. The sponsor will be responsible to distribute the prize. This contest is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media.