Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Win Big with Scoreboardchallenge.com!

Since it’s almost football season, ScoreboardChallenge.com has just opened it's Week One entry. Those who enter now can win 100 gallons of free gas (valued at $350) with the fuel company of their choice.

It is really fast and easy. You don’t have to sign up for anything, you don’t have to buy in, and there is no selling. It’s totally free and legit!  All you have to do is enter how many points you think will be scored amongst all 16 featured football games.

If you're correct, you can win the grand prize!

Every single week, a new contest and prize package will be announced. It costs nothing and you don’t even have to register.  Spend a few seconds to enter your guess and the winning result could be $350 in FREE gas!

Visit http://scoreboardchallenge.com to enter. With the tie-breaker going to the person who entered first, don't delay.

Good luck!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Men’s Summer Gifts

Whether that special man in your life has a summer birthday or you simply want to do something thoughtful for your favorite guy, gift giving can get tricky. Have no fear! I know that choosing a suitable gift for your mister is not the easiest of tasks, but with this guide you can be sure to find something for your special someone, whatever his interests may be.

A Good Watch
Timepieces are always a great choice for your guy. Accessories like these Invicta watches come with an infinite number of styles and selections, so you are sure to find something that will fit his personality. You can go with a fancier style for special occasions, something practical and professional to wear to the office or, for the outdoors, go with a sporty look. Furthermore, if he is a serious runner, look for a Garmin watch or a brand that includes a GPS and a heart rate monitor. These watches that come with extra training features are a great option to help him with that upcoming marathon.
A Man that Smells Good

Get something that is also meant for you. Keep your guy fresh with some summer cologne. Of course you want to find a brand and a scent that reflect his personal style, and opt for lighter scents for the warmer months. Some of the hottest brands of the summer include Cereus #4; with ingredients like green apple and papyrus, this cologne will captivate you and everyone who gets a whiff.  Other possibilities to consider include Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Sport (with tonic, grapefruit, nutmeg and cedar wood), Juniper Ridge Big Sur Backpacker’s cologne (with salt, chaparral, honey, oak and sage) and Givenchy Pi (with tangerine oil, basil, pine, and vanilla). 

The Business Man
If you plan to go the more practical route, look for gifts that combine thoughtfulness with functionality – maybe even throw a little fashion sense in there. Fresh linen shirts for work are a cool choice, or you can pick up a light pair of stylish socks; crazy designs are all the rage right now. If you’re short on time, pens are a gift that keeps on giving to the business professional. Don’t be fooled, while they may seem like a boring gift; you can find a set of quality pens that come in copper, brass, and titanium.  Furthermore, you can even get pens engraved so your recipient can think of you whenever he uses them. Other gift ideas that can be fun while serving the practicality cause can include leather notebooks, clocks, and desk organizers. When going the practical route, just think of what he uses or wears most often on a daily basis, and whether or not he could afford to have an upgrade.

Go Electronic
For your techie dudes, invest in a good set of portable speakers or wireless headphones that operate via Bluetooth. Cases and covers for tablets are always helpful – look for iPad protectors that conveniently store and charge your iPad simultaneously. Does your guy love streaming TV and movies? Google Chromecast is a device that connects to your television and allows you to watch Netflix or YouTube on the TV screen right from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. This can make a great addition to your next movie night on the couch with popcorn. Just remember every guy loves a brand new toy.

The Lumberjack
For the outdoorsy fellow that loves camping, get him something that he can use when submerged in nature. A classic present that is a must-have for most men is a Swiss Army Knife, the petite apparatus that gives him several potentially life saving tools. You can also update his camping equipment with a new tent or sleeping bag. Most guys don’t go gaga over gift baskets, but consider giving him a compilation of all the goods he will undoubtedly use when far from modern comforts. Examples include bug spray, lighter fluid and nifty water bottles.  
The Iron Chef

How about the man who is handy in the kitchen? Knife sets and skillets are always welcomed gifts, but tie in a summer twist to your cookware gift with a portable grill or new grilling utensils. It might be a bit of an exaggeration, but most men do love the idea of preparing meat over an open flame.
Whether you’re buying for your husband, friend, or son, keep in mind his own personal style and interests, and you can’t go wrong.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hike Your City with Kamino

Even when you live in a place like I do you still get bored every once in a while. You can only go to the same places so many times.  As much as I love the beach, it can get boring. There are sometimes I don't even want to go to the beach. I am just not in the mood. I guess I am spoiled when I get to go to the beach any time I want. I am always looking for fun things to do in my area. I learned about a new app called Kamino. It is a really neat travel app that creates what they call hikes. A hike is just different things to do in your city or the city you are visiting. I want to explore hidden gems. 
The unique thing about Kamino is you can create your own hike and share it with others. If I were to create a hike for my town I would make it my favorite things hike. I would start off at Johns Pass for shopping and lunch at Hooters. Johns Pass is a neat little fishing village. You can also go on boat rides, go fishing or even parasail. I would then go to Fort Desoto for some time at a gorgeous beach. It is the most beautiful place in Florida. It is a must see. They even have a dog beach. The picture in my header is Fort Desoto. After the beach, I would send you to The Florida Winery for free wine tastings and a tour. The Florida Winery makes their wines on site and they are citrus based so they are delicious. You will probably be hungry again so off to my favorite restaurant Leverocks for dinner. Everything on the menu is delicious. They have an amazing lobster bisque. The Gulf Coast Lobster Tails are always amazing. Save some room for dessert for some Peanut Butter Pie. I think that would be an amazing Fourth of July weekend hike.  
There is also a Fourth of July hike that another member created. It is a food and drinking hike. I am not a big drinker but I really love to eat.  It would be fun to see what other people come up with.  I love to travel. We recently went to Orlando and sometimes going to theme parks are annoying. I want to explore hidden gems.  It would also be fun to plan out a trip for a friend or have them experience your same trip. Who needs travel agents anymore? With Kamino, you can find interesting things to do. It's like you have the local’s opinion of the best things to do without knowing one. 
Here is more information from the developer:
Features of Kamino:
- Hikes on the fly: Find awesome new spots wherever you are.
- Expert recommendations: Get insights from travel experts and local gurus on the best hikes in town.
- Local treasures and hidden gems: Discover what you may have missed in your own backyard.
- GPS-guided hikes: Never get lost! Our built-in GPS system will always get you to your destination.
- Hikes tailored to your interests: Find out if a hike is dog-friendly, good for kids, or great for a night out with friends.
- Recommendations: Add your own as you go or when you get to your final destination.
- Create your own hikes: Share your favorite places with friends, family, and your community!
The best part of this app is it's free! I love Kamino and I look forward to planning new hikes based on other's recommendations and building hikes locally and on vacation. 
For more information please visit the Kamino website
You can find Kamino in iTunes for free.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I Love Online Bingo

I love to play bingo; it was my favorite thing to do in school. It didn’t matter what kind of learning bingo it was it was just a lot of fun. I still enjoy playing bingo. I would love to go to a bingo hall and play with all the people and bring my good luck charms and talk to everyone. Unfortunately, I do not live near any bingo halls so; I have to just play online bingo at sites. I enjoy being in my pajamas and lying in my bed and watching the numbers being called. I don’t have to worry about coming home or what time bingo is. I can just log on whenever I have the time, even in the middle of the night. When I was pregnant with Noah, I played bingo online when I was on bed rest. My dad lives in the UK so he can't play on US sites so he can play your best bingo games at Gamevillage Bingo. That way he doesn't have to worry about the conversion rate of USD to Pounds.

I love the thrill of winning. Sometimes the numbers get called fast and it is an adrenaline rush trying to figure out what number will be called next. Bingo will keep you guessing because you could get 4 of your numbers in a row and be waiting the whole game for your last number to be called. You never really know who will actually win the game but to me it is more fun to play than win because when you play online you don’t always win something tangible like money. Sometimes you just win tokens or points. Some online bingo sites offer a bingo bonus that help you learn to play for free and you can get a feel for the game and maybe even make some new online friends. I think that would be a great way to see which sites you like the best with nothing to lose. I also really like to play the slot machines too. There are many great sites like http://cleopatra-slot.co.uk/ It's a great alternative when I can't get to a casino.

Do you like to play bingo? Do you prefer playing online or in a bingo hall? Have you ever won a big prize?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Time to buy a New Blanket

I have something to tell you guys. I am 32 and I have a blanket.  I sleep with this blanket every night since I was pregnant with Noah. I don’t sleep well without it. If I am going on vacation for more than a week, I bring it with me. It is not a small blanket by any means, It’s a queen sized quilt. It is just the most comfortable thing in the world to me.  This blanket is 10 years old. It has been falling apart for the last couple years. A few months ago, it ripped. It didn’t rip on the sides but down the middle. I had to get up really quick and I guess I kicked up my legs and then it happened. I was so sad. I know it was just a blanket.  I am 32 years old, suck it up and move on. I couldn’t, I tried to sew it back together. I can’t sew so that didn’t work. I was heartbroken. I was trying to figure out how on earth to save my blanket. I thought, maybe I could find one exactly like it. I was unsuccessful. I then went shopping at Target. I didn’t find anything I liked. I decided that I would just staple it back together. So I made my precious blanket in to Frankenblankey. It is green after all. Even possibly the color of Frankenstein himself. 

Even though I stapled my blanket, I don’t think it is working too well. For the first few weeks I had to sleep like I was in a cocoon and it was weird. The staples are falling out, and I have to be careful where they are at all times. I think it is probably time that I retire my beloved blanket and buy a new one. I would want something similar, in color and thickness because I want to be warm enough but not sweating every morning.  I would like a soft and comfortable quilt to sleep under. I am looking in to allergy free down bedding. I like the feel of down but not all the feathers and sneezing it brings.  I am sure I will love this blanket as much as the old one, if I take the time to find the right one. I will probably also keep my old blanket in a closet and remember all the times I held baby Noah wrapped in it, all the shows we watched together with it and how we would go in our cave with the spiders, scurrying along as we played pretend.