Thursday, December 11, 2008

Visit Shopping Guide For Ideas and Prizes

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Times are tight, but we're gettin creative! I'm a member of, are you? Visit their site at and register. Check out their fun Gift Guide at
While you're exploring, be sure to enter the daily contests for prizes!!!

National survey finds 91% of Moms worrying about holiday shopping this year and
75% devoting more time and research to holiday purchases given the economic
recession. Mom Central’s First Annual Gift Guide provides just what they wished

This year, given a now official recession, Moms are devoting more time and research to their holiday purchases. According to a survey just completed by national mom marketing agency Mom Central Consulting, 75% of Moms research items or seek out recommendations from friends and family before buying, and 91% find holiday shopping more challenging this year. In fact, 79% of Moms expect to spend less money this holiday season than last, and 58% of Moms think holiday shopping requires more creativity this year, since they won’t buy as many big ticket items.

“Making a list and checking it twice” serves as the mantra of the Mom Central team as
they alleviate the burden on Moms to research gift ideas by introducing their First Annual
Holiday Gift guide. The staff at Mom Central has done the homework for Moms,
evaluating hundreds of products in the following categories: for him, for her, for
baby/toddler, for tweens, for teens, and even for pets. The Mom Central team assesses the quality, availability, the claims each advertises and, of course, if it will put a twinkle in the eye of the receiver.

Since Mom Central receives some of these products before anyone else, providing Moms
exclusive access to new and innovative gifts. Products include affordable gift ideas from Sony, Philips, Nautilus, Casio, Playskool, Baby Einstein, Netflix, Hasbro, Razor, A&E, and more.

Mom Central will also give away thousands of dollars worth of products in multiple daily drawings. Each provides the chance to win an entire gift package that includes gifts worth hundreds of dollars – a great way to combat financial stress this holiday season.
Log on to, register, and check out the gift guide starting December 1st.
For additional information on Mom Central's First Annual Holiday Gift
Guide, visit

Finding Your TrueNorth

Now that the cooler weather has arrived here in Sunny F.L.A., I enjoy a nice, light and wholesome snack to keep up my strength as I dash through the Christmas Crazy Shopping Lanes and all those festive office parties. etc.!

I discovered my "TrueNorth" while working at my first not-for-profit employer - an association for retarded citizens in Putnam County, New York. P.A.R.C. was an amazing organization that helped serve this community with dignity and respect. I worked in the Day Treatment Program as the administrative assistant to the director of the program. I was amazed at the caring and compassion displayed reciprocally by the clinicians, teachers, and clients! The clients all wanted to learn new life skills and independence for the least restrictive environment possible based on their ability. It was a life-altering experience, and I've worked in the not-for-profit sector ever since!

I am totally "hooked" on TrueNorth brand snacks from Frito-Lay! These great snacks are great tasting and good for you! Lots of nuts for a nutty world, huh?

Frito-Lay's TrueNorth™ brand of nut snacks is built on a core belief that we all have inspirational stories to share and to celebrate, and they are dedicating themselves to using that brand to discover, document and share those stories with the world.

TrueNorth is inviting people to submit a story that describes how they (or someone they know) are pursuing his or her life's passion at One story will be chosen to share with the world in the form of a 60-second commercial aired during the 81st Annual Academy Awards® broadcast on February 22, 2009. The inspirational spot will be directed by Oscar®-winning actress Helen Hunt and the winner will receive $25,000 to help in the pursuit of his or her passion.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Norton PC Tune-Up Service Info and Contest!

Greetings and Happy Gobbler Time! I'm just crawling out from the wreckage of the major Thanksgiving blow-out with the family~THE BIRD IS THE WORD!

Anyway, our life continues to revolve around our less-than-ideal technology items, including the three PCs, two laptops, and a partridge in a pear tree....

I discovered an amazing opportunity to get our computers running like new with the Norton PC Tune-Up Service. Norton by Symantec has created one elegant solution. Norton Premium Services allows Norton experts to connect with you one-on-one, listen to the problems your encountering, and then directly access your computer via the Internet so they can run diagnostic tests and fix the problems while you sit back and watch. In addition to making your PC run like new, they can also help with killing viruses, eliminating spyware, and installing Norton software, just to name a few.

To receive more information visit Norton at:

I am pleased to host a free contest to receive a complimentary PC Tune-up Service to test to help THREE OF MY LUCKY READERS to get your computer running right (valued at $69.99). Please visit the Norton site noted above and post your comment with your contact information on my blog Comments section. THREE winners will be randomly selected to receive this great prize! Winners will be selected and notified on Sunday, December 7, 2008. Prizes will be mailed to winners free of charge, no postage. US Residents Only. Thank you for visiting my site and participating.

Mom Central is a co-sponsor of the contest. You may learn more about this fun community of Mom Bloggers at