Friday, June 20, 2014

Hasbro Game Night from House Party

Look what I got in the mail today.  

All of this came from a site called House Party. You sign up to try products. It can be anything! I have been a member for about 5 years and I get into a party about every 3 months. I just got done having a book party, and another game partyand a party for Benefiber. See, I told you it can be anything!  My kids love it, and we always lookforward to see what free samples and stuff House Party & the Sponser (this time its Hasbro) put together to have the best party possible. 

This box came UPS. House Party always sends notice and a tracking number when shipped. I have never not gotten a shipment. This box came with a Simon Swipe game. Now, I remember Simon from my childhood and it was hard then so this one must be tough too. Ever notice how hard it can be for us adults and the kids get a hold of it and bam, they have figured out in seconds what took you a couple minutes. Not only do you follow the colors, this time you have to swipe, tap and change direction.

This Decades Electronic Catch Phrase game was in there too. I was more excited about this one. I am good at trivia and love playing it with my kids. I love that the generation gap shouldnt matter. Its Decades, after all. ;-)

Last game in the box was a Bop It Beats. This I have no clue how to work, play or hold. Its strange looking. My kids knew what it was though. They immediately wanted to play. I had to be the bad guy and say we had to wait for the party. I had them read all the directions so we will know how to play and explain it when the time comes.

The last couple things in the box was a box of 12 Quaker Granola Bars in Chocolate Chip, a 6 pack of AAA Duracell batteries. These games take AA & AAA's. You know I am going to spend a fortune in batteries. 

You can go to the House Party site and sign up. Its easy. They also have a Chatterbox program on the same site thats the same idea as House Party but its just samples and fewer items. You have to sign up for House Party first then you can sign up for Chatterbox. Its basically for you to test and tell about.

So freebie sites and the ones I have listed before and now actually work. I am planning on using this blog to review all my parties, campaigns, freebies, and books. If you want to put the time and effort into it, it can be worth it. I spend a lot of time on computer but I would be on here anyway. Instead of you tube, or google, I just give good reviews and try to throw the best parties.

Its a good day when your mailbox is full and the post lady is mad.
Have a blessed day

Thursday, June 19, 2014

So Many Opportunities with a Blog!

This is my favorite thing in the world. I love my freebie sites. I belong to several and a few I am going to talk about today. I know I talked to you about Listia. Have you checked them out? Its a great way to clean your closets and get new stuff. I have been a member for years and I recommend them. 

I am a member of a site called Klout. 

Klout is a website and mobile app that uses social media analytics to rank its users according to online social influence via the "Klout Score", which is a numerical value between 1 and 100
Since I am a serious reader I was really interested in their program. I get to chose books, read them for free and then post about them to social media for a score. The more books, the more reviews, the better my score and the better read I am. I just signed up so I am looking forward to seeing how well it works. I am excited to be part of it.

I am a member of House Party. I just got into a party from Hasbro. We got a Simon Swipe, a Bop It Beats, electronic catch phrase and they even send batteries. They send you everything to have a party with your family and friends. This is a great idea. I have been a member for awhile now and I have got in several parties. All you do is sign up for them. Its a lot of fun.

I belong to a site Orgullosa. The point is to empower women. They send boxes of samples and I rewiew them. Look how many products are in the box!

It is a spanish site, they translate in english for you. I love to just look around and browse. Its a great program.

I belong to Moms Meet. Its a green site. They are always sending me applications to try all kinds of products. I have gotten many things from them. Look them up!

My latest box from them was a big box of samples from OLOGY. I got 2 rolls of paper towels, laundry detergent, and an all purpose plant based cleaner. I am very happy with this product. It smells good, the paper towels are stong, and the laundry detergent worked great on mechanic clothes. Its from Walgreens. Its a reasonable price and its green. I will purchase them when I go to Walgreens, especially the cleaner. I loved that it was plant based and safe enough for me to clean without gloves and with my cat around. This is a great program and I suggest you check it out too!

This is my last suggestion of the day. This is my favorite book site. They have a book giveaway every week. I have won several. This site doesnt have you review books, they send them to you to pass on the love of reading. Go to their site and check them out.

I love Buzzagent. 

You can try products, start conversations, get more campaigns. At the moment I am in a Cooppertone Campaign. They sent me a box of sunscreen samples and full size product. I have been in many, many campaigns. The more I buzz about it the better my score. 

Some days thats how I feel when I need to do a lot of writing and catching up but its totally worth the time and effort. I havent bought shampoo, deodrant, toothbrushes, body wash, hair dye, laundry detergent, toliet paper and many other household items. My mail lady wonders what I do. Well, now you know. You can do it too. Its easy to fill out forms. Everyday my mailbox is like Christmas, and I love telling other people about my experiences with products.

Have a good one! Its thunder storming today. Good, my plants need water. Better God water them, than me and my non existent green thumb.

He is the Hen to my Chicken

Good Morning! I have been slacking on the blog lately but all the things I have had going on finally settled down. This past month has been crazy at our house. Yes, I was emotional last post, he is still here beside me, holding my hand. My oldest son graduated a couple weeks ago, with that and all the little holidays + birthday partys I have been too busy to do my own stuff, much less this blog. I am sorry. I love to write and this is healing for me. When I had Hunter I knew when he would graduate, I done the math. I never thought this day would come though. All the years that have passed. He is a young man now. His ceremony was beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. 18 years old, a young man, MY young man. I am proud of you Hunter Cole. Here he is, the other picture is his graduating class 2014.

It has been a great couple months celebrating Mother's Day & Father's Day. I went to my Mom & Dad's house on both ocassions & had dinner. It's always nice to be able to spend time with them. When we have dinner we all go. My grandparents come on Sunday's too. It's a blessing to have them in my life. The top picture is my mom, me & my neice Emma. The bottom picture is my mom & dad, my grandma, and my bf having dinner at my church for Hunters graduation.

This has been a full month. Its started to get green here. The days are hot and getting hotter. I love summer. Today is a cool one but we needed it. Its just beautiful here in the summer time. 

I have been working hard on my green thumb. Usually the only thing that will grow for me are the wildflowers that get sprinkled guaranteed to grow. I have no luck with plants so I have come up with a new idea. I am really getting interested in succulents. You know, hens & chickens. The little flower/star shaped plant that hardly needs water and they grow on top of the dirt so I dont think there is much I can do to kill them. They are hearty. Just what my thumb needs. The pictures are of the couple that I dug up and brought home with me to plant. I want to put all different varities in a shallow bowl. Kinda like a living garden or a terranium.

See the babies on the bottom picture. They are the size of a quarter and the blooms on the Hens are huge. They are really pretty purple daisy looking flowers. These have been growing outside and they have spread everywhere. I just dug them up. I am in love with them.

The very last thing I want to post is about my Uncle Donnie's Birthday party. We had been planning it for 2 months. We decided to throw him a suprise party at our local city park. It was more like a family reunion. So many people came to celebrate, I had not seen them in years. It was a hot Saturday, kids were running everywhere, and I was hugging everyone. My gran is one of a bunch of kids. Actually a set of triplets, and a set of twins plus the stray brothers and sisters. Anyway, this was my granmothers oldest brother. He was smiling. It was a good day and we were blessed to have our family there. I had a great time and appreciate all the hard work. The food was so good. Aunt Mary's dessert was my favorite. Some kind of pudding, fruit, cake thing. Triffle maybe?

See where its cut? I couldnt get the fork out of my hand to get the camera to take it before it was cut. Too funny.

I will update soon. I have several things going on that I think you may be interested in.
I'll talk to you soon!

Have a good day!