Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Portable Jump Starter Giveaway




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If you are like me, I can never have to many roadside assistance items packed for a road trip. You never know when you are going to need that "one" thing! This 1 By One Jump Starter is sure to be a great item to have on board.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

The Tide Is Changing In North Iowa: Embrace The Change

OK~ So there are these reports that come out year after year, that share how the population of an area fluctuates. The county that I live in has been on a spiral of heading downward. The latest report shows another dip downwards. I look at this as a time of opportunity. The tide is changing and I can feel it, right here, in my neck of North Iowa.

I've talked about how demographics have changed over the past 20-25 years. I live a little over a mile from where I grew up. During the 1970's and 80's, farms were much smaller. Therefore, it was not uncommon to have three-four farmers living on a stretch of a mile, which also meant that there were 10+ kids living on that mile, attending a local school. Over time, farmers quickly learned they could not raise a family, while farming 200 acres of ground.Today, we are lucky to find a landowner on that mile and a child to attend school. Lots of land in Iowa is owned by out of staters, therefore; the land is rented out to people that do not live nearby.



I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but it is reality in the area that I live in. As someone who does have a home in North Iowa, I'm pleased to hear of an economic boom coming to North Iowa. With the proposal of a new hog processing operation coming to the area, employing up to 2,000 people, I'd say the tide is changing.

We will need people to work at this plant and the nine county area of North Iowa is all going to benefit. For people that want to move to North Iowa, they will be looking for housing and a quality of life that we can offer families. Schools will need more teachers, as more students will be in the area. Main Street businesses will have more people to set foot through their doors. Experiences await all of us in North Iowa and I'll be the first one to introduce anyone to the awesome we have here. The list goes on and on........



Change is something that I struggle with as I get older, but this is a good change in North Iowa. We cannot make the go alone, it does take a village, and I'm happy to be a part of it. Jobs and opportunities keep us all afloat and hopefully moving more in the positive direction of population growth. And in case you didn't know, Clear Lake, Iowa is home to the BEST 4th of July Celebration in the midwest. We have a lot of awesome in our own backyard and we need to welcome others that want to embrace it. I don't know about you, but I'm excited to share our North Iowa community with everyone that wants to learn more.


Here in North Iowa several people have attended the North Iowa Social Media Breakfast Club for the past 2 1/2 years. Many folks have made new business connections and have learned how to be safer and smarter online. I see these attendees as some of the best supporters of what we have here in North Iowa. We have a gem of a community, that we often take for granted, and need to showcase the positive. These social media breakfast attendees understand the importance of networking and the gem that we have here in North Iowa.

How does your community keep moving forward? Is the tide changing in your area? I'd love to hear your thoughts. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


Monday, March 21, 2016

#SPONSORED: Smart Ways To Improve Your Password Habits

Disclosure: As part of the Better Moments Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular Customer for 15 years.

OK~ Online safety is something that I am extremely passionate about. A simple way to keep your family in check, is to utilize this Parent/Child Agreement app that is easy to use.The offline conversations are just as important, as the online conversations that parents have with their kids.

How are your password habits? Did you know that 12345 is not a good choice for a password? We have some tips to keep your family in check, when it comes to being safer and smarter online. When protecting valuable information, those passwords share common patterns, creating vulnerability across the various accounts we all use every day, ranging from the ones that need to be most secure, like bank and credit cards, to social media sites or free subscriptions. If one account gets hacked, all accounts sharing the same password and email are at much greater risk. Be smart and make it difficult for the criminal to have access to everything.



In a recent Harris Interactive Survey, it indicated that 59 percent of adults admit to reusing a password, including home computers, work computers and smart devices, like the Samsung Galaxy Edge 6. See how easy this makes things for the bad guy? Here is a solution for you. Check out these apps that will help you organize your passwords.

LastPass

This trusted app provides users with a secure vault and organization of accounts for user preference. Its features also allow for easy transitions between accounts on the same site. Like many other password management apps, LastPass can also keep track of credit card information, audit account passwords, record secure audio notes and more. Premium features for $12 a year include a shared family folder, unlimited device sync, multi-factor authentication and access to accounts from any device or computer.

Keeper

As the number one most downloaded password management app, Keeper provides users with the ability to manage passwords across various accounts. Keepers free version provides local password storage and use on one device. A $29.99 per year subscription is required to access many of its quality features. Those include unlimited password storage, secure online storage for photos, videos and documents, and access across multiple devices, along with the ability to share the information with other users. Those with a subscription can also set up a finger print login for quick and secure access to their account.

Dashlane

Dashlane is another great option. It's rated among the top password manager apps and is listed as Editor's Pic in the Google Play Store. In addition to creating complex passwords for accounts, Dashlane acts as a digital wallet to make secure on-the-go payments and provides security breach alerts for usernames and passwords. Offered for $39.99 per year, the premium subscription allows syncing across devices, securing Cloud backup and accessing information via the web.

Familiarize yourself with these apps, as they can make your online experience online safer and smarter. Since 65 percent of smartphone users always remember to take their device with them when they leave the house. With that mobility and U.S. Cellular's robust network with nationwide coverage, people have embraced their smartphones for shopping online, managing bank accounts, catching up on news and emailing, all while on the go. Some additional steps to keep your accounts safe are simple, such as refraining from connecting in locations offering free WiFi. While it may be tempting to utilize the free WiFi, the connection may not be secure, which can impact your account security if accessed while connected.

Make the time to install these apps and your online experience has the potential to keep you safer than ever before. Remember..... talk to your kids about how they are using their smartphones, as those offline conversations carry a lot of weight when it comes to our kids! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Blogger Opp: Era Organics


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Each blogger will receive up to 3 Free links
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The more bloggers promoting ~ the bigger the results ~ the more giveaways we get to do together.
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Posting will be required within 24 hours of launch.


I hope to see you there.
If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Amy at grovesamy81@gmail.com

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Welcome to the $150 Paypal Giveaway Event


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Welcome to the $150 Paypal giveaway event!



Welcome to this awesome giveaway event! This is our biggest prize yet, and we can't wait to giveaway this awesome prize, to one lucky winner! This is the perfect spring time gift. Someone will have to win, why not you? $150 can easily spruce up your yard for spring in a matter of a few hours. 

Good Luck.

The Giveaway! 
One lucky winner will receive a $150 via Paypal. Entering to win is very easy, with the GiveawayTools form, below:

 Disclosure: The bloggers involved in this, including All In An Iowa Mom's Day, giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Lil' Blog and More will be sending the prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway. This giveaway starts March 20th, 2016, and will end on April 7th, 2016 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form. Open to worldwide entries. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Cup of Krups' Irish Brew

OK~ I'm not Irish so it's been a holiday that comes and goes through the years. I came across this recipe that I think a lot of you may be interested in. So, the countdown is on to the most popular Irish holiday, St. Patrick's Day. Looking for a little something different for St. Patrick's day? Here ya go!

Photo Courtesy of: Krups' Irish Coffee


  
The recipe for an amazing Irish Brew:

Ingredients:
  • 50 ml Espresso
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 20 ml whisky
  • 20 ml single cream
Directions:
  1. In a saucepan, heat the whisky then incorporate the light brown sugar in order to dissolve it.
  2. Pour the mixture into a glass and pour the espresso on top.
  3. Lightly whisk the cream and arrange it carefully on top of the drink.


In case you are not familiar with Krups USA, they offer everything you would want to know about coffee!  From grinders to breakfast equipment, they have you covered. 

If you do try this Irish Brew, let me know what you think! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

* Note- I received no compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Premium Silicone Oven Mitts and Bulu Box Giveaway

Well, the time sure flies! I have reviewed a set of silicone mitts recently on my blog, as well as reviewed a Bulu box that I have received, and have been thinking about setting up a giveaway for these two - and finally it is ready! The total ARV is $25+ for this set, and the winner will receive a box with brand new Silicone mitts and one Bulu box as well! This is a real treat, and I am hoping that it will inspire you to start cooking more healthy meals, and try out to eat clean, and improve your diet. So, here is the giveaway!

Premium Silicone Oven Mitts and Bulu Box Giveaway

One winner will receive the two prizes once he/she provides a US residential address and phone number. Box Roundup will be mailing out the silicone mitts, and Bulu Box will be mailing out the box to the winner. Once the prizes are mailed out, there will be substitutions, exchanges, reimbursements or returns. No other bloggers associated with this giveaway are responsible for mailing out the prize.

 This giveaway is hosted by Box Roundup, co-hosted by IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways, Deliciously Savvy and Java John Z. Big thanks to all of the other participating bloggers as well! This giveaway runs till April 12, US only!
         
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  Premium Silicone Oven Mitts and Bulu Box Giveaway Samples were provided free of charge to Box Roundup. Hope to see you visiting my site Box Roundup for daily giveaways, freebies, recipe roundups and many more updates and product reviews! Stop by and check out lists of roundups for entering and inspiration!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Peeps-a-licious Cookbook Giveaway

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Welcome to the Peeps-a-Licious Cookbook Giveaway!

Isn't this time of year fun when we see the world famous Peeps? Someone is going to have a lot of fun with Peeps! Enter today... someone will win, why not you?

Hosted by: Tales From A Southern Mom

Thanks to all the promoting blogs!
This contest ends 3/25
Sponsored by Quarto Cooks
1 winner will win
a Peeps-a-Licious Cookbook

See the review HERE.
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) 3/23/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to julie.talesfromasouthernmom 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 Julie Beveridge at julie.talesfromasouthernmom (at)gmail (dot) com. All In An Iowa Mom's Day is not responsible for prize  delivery.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Open Season:Scared Silly- Giveaway Includes $25 Visa Gift Card & 3 DVD's

In celebration of Open Season’s 10th Anniversary, Sony Pictures Animation presents an all-new animated movie.

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Elliot, Boog and all your favorite woodland creatures are back in a brand new, comedy adventure, OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY. When a case of mistaken identity leads both humans and animals to believe there is a monstrous werewolf on the prowl in Timberline National Forest, former hunter Shaw seizes on the opportunity to re-open open season. With Shaw on the loose and all the animals at risk, it's now up to Boog, Elliot, and Mr. Weenie to face their fears, track down the elusive werewolf, and get open season closed permanently.   The Blu-ray™ and DVD releases will be packed with bonus materials including all-new featurettes, bloopers, a director’s commentary track, and an Inside Sony Pictures Animation profile of director David Feiss.

Spring is the perfect time to check out a new family movie! This one is sure to bring smiles to many faces.

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  Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes:



In celebration of Open Season’s 10th Anniversary, Sony Pictures Animation presents an all-new animated movie, OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY, on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD.


  • Stepping into the Spotlight - Mr. Weenie’s Process
  • Blooper and outtakes
  • Scaredy Pants: The Fears of OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY
  DVD and Blu-ray™ include:
  • OPEN SEASON Super Speedy Re-Cap
  • Feature Commentary with Director David Feiss
  • Director profile – David Feiss
You can buy the movie here at Wal-Mart and Amazon Directed By: David Feiss Screenplay By: Carlos Cotkin Voices By: Kathleen Barr, Trevor Devall, Garry Chalk, Will Townsend, Melissa Sturm, Donny Lucas Visit the Official Site http://www.openseason.com/ Like 'Open Season' on Facebook Follow Sony Pictures Animation on Twitter and Instagram


Check out these great activity pages to have fun with your whole family!

Coloring Pages Recipe Cards openseasoncoloring 

Mazes and Puzzles Character Masks

Enter Below to win! One (1) winner receives:
  • $25 Visa Gift Card to plan your next family adventure
  • Copies of OPEN SEASON 1, 2, and 3 (3 DVDs)
Prize pack valued at $55. Open to US mailing addresses only Prizing courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment  

This post was sponsored by Sony Pictures Animations. All In An Iowa Mom's Day is not responsible for prize delivery.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Fairytale Brownies Spring Deluxe Combo Giveaway

Welcome To Our Fairytale Brownies Spring Deluxe Combo Giveaway~

Fairytale Giveaway

Hosted By Tammie's Reviews, Giveaways and More

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Sponsored By Fairytale Brownies

If you have a sweet tooth, Then this is a company for you and your family. Their products are out to this world. I have tasted a lot of brownies but these come in a ton of flavors and I sure they have one that is perfect for you. Spring time is here and I'm ready for some new treats- these look like a good one, don't you think?

Now Onto The Giveaway~

Enter below for your chance to win a Fairytale Brownies Spring Deluxe Combo Pack Prize Pack to include: Bar, Sprite & Cookie Combo. rv $53.95 ~

  • The giveaway runs from now to 3/7/16 and the winner will be drawn on 3/22/16

  • Winner will be chosen at random and notified within 48 hours

  • This is open to the U.S. only

  • Void where prohibited by law

  • Must be 18 years of age to enter

Enter Below and Good Luck to You~

Disclosure- We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. All In An Iowa Mom's Day is not responsible for product shipment/delivery nor did I receive compensation. Only 1 prize per household. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.Contact Tammie at info@tpankuch.com and see how I can promote/feature your product for you.

Friday, March 4, 2016

What I Learned From Serving On PTO Committees

OK~ It's been a few years now that our boys have graduated from high school. I have had time to reflect on my experience with PTO Committees throughout the years. I joined the PTO early on, as I knew it was the best way to know what was happening in our school. Its' true, when you are not involved in your school's PTO, you will not fully understand why decisions are made and how those decisions came to fruition. If you are on the fence about joining your school's PTO, here is why you need to jump on board.



OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN

By being involved in your local PTO you will learn new things. If you volunteer to help out in a classroom, you may learn how to paint like never before. Classroom volunteers are often needed and it gives you and opportunity to learn something new. I can recall a lesson in tie dying that I experienced and it was fun at the same time.

PLANNING EVENTS

Before you chime in with, "That's too much work!" Think about the importance of families coming together for school functions. A school carnival may be what one family needs to keep their child interested in attending school. Unfortunately, there are parents out there that never set foot in their child's classroom. A family event is the easiest way to get them there. Be the event planner and make it happen! The beauty of being an event planner is that you can do a lot of this on your own time. See where I'm going? Not every volunteer position is done on a schedule. When you step to to plan, you can set the time frame.

NEW FRIENDS

Many families get buried in the day to day activities of school, sports, music lessons and work. When you become involved in PTO, you meet new people with a common interest. You are interested in kids and families. Next thing you know, spring break will roll around and you will find yourself cruising around Walt Disney World with new friends in tow. True story- this does happen!

Most importantly decide how you want to participate in the PTO at your child's school. Maybe you want to be a monetary donor, as opposed to being there in person. Whatever you choose, be involved in the PTO at your child's school. This was how I found out what was going on in my child's school and I had a better understanding as to how and why things were done in our local school district.

After fifteen years of serving on several PTO committees, I can honestly say I was ready for a break, but I would not trade those years for anything!

So... tell me! What's your experience been like when it comes to PTO? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sephora $150 Gift Card Giveaway


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 Sephora $150 Gift Card Event
We are giving away $150 to Sephora!!! One winner will win $150 to Spend at Sephora. How perfect is this with a new season upon us? Spring is a fun time to change up things! Someone will win, why not you?

The cohosts and sponsors of this event are:

MyPoshMedia.com | Poshonabudget.com |Miki's Hope | TheSugarFreeDiva | DinedandDashed | Mel from FreebiesCodesCouponsAndDeals| PlusSizePosh| Becky Hanes | TheChocoholicsDiary

What would you do with $150 to Sephora?

You are welcome to enter this giveaway if you are able to shop at a Sephora.
Disclosure/Disclaimer: This site (All In An Iowa Mom's Day) or any other site associated with this event has in no way been compensated for the preceding information. This giveaway is valid where allowed by law, open to anyone who is able to shop at this site mentioned in the giveaway and who is over 18 years of age. One winner will be randomly selected on 4/1 notified via email, and will have until 4/3 to reply. If there is no reply another winner will be randomly selected. Please use your real email address if you are serious about winning this.

Winners are posted on the MyPoshMedia site and, not on the entry widget itself, unless the winner wishes otherwise. Thanks so much! Do you want to add a prize to the giveaway to make it even better? This is a great opportunity to market your business to hundreds of thousands of people if your item is valued at over $100. Contact Ms Posh at Myposhmedia(dot)com