Saturday, July 21, 2018

Flavored Coffee Sampler Giveaway

Two Rivers Flavored Coffee Sampler Giveaway

Welcome To The Two Rivers Flavored Coffee Sampler Giveaway!

Sponsored By:

Two Rivers Coffee Co.

Hosted By:

My Silly Little Gang

1 Winner will receive one package of Flavored Coffee Sampler, 40 ct. Single Serve Cups.

Giveaway Dates: 7/19/18 12:00 AM EST and runs until 7/30/18 at 11:59 PM EST

Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age, and residents of the Continental US to enter. This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/30/2018. If you or someone in your household has won a tea/coffee prize in the past 90 days you are not eligible to win. If you are a blogger, Honorary Brooklynite, or affiliated with Two Rivers Coffee for any type of reviews, you are not eligible win.
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Disclaimer: My Silly Little Gang nor any blog promoting this giveaway, is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Louis Sel Gourmet Sea Salt Giveaway

Louis Sel Gourmet Sea Salt Giveaway Ends 8/24

Welcome to the Louis Sel Gourmet Sea Salt Giveaway!

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More
THE GIVEAWAY
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 this sponsor in the last 12 months. This giveaway form collects information that is used to contact the winner and for no other purpose. By entering you are agreeing for the hosting blogger to share your information with the sponsor of the giveaway. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/24/18. The winner 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. 

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Leaving Cloud 9 By Ericka Andersen Review

Leaving Cloud 9
The True Story of a Life Resurrected from the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma, and Mental Illness
By Ericka Andersen
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A powerful, heartbreaking, and redemptive account of a boy who endured a childhood of poverty and abuse in an American Southwest trailer park named Cloud 9.

Abandoned by his father at age two, Rick Sylvester lived with an abusive mother whose struggles as a member of the working poor led her to drugs, alcohol, theft, and prostitution--and eventually attempted suicide. Rick battled depression, anxiety, and PTSD as the chaos, neglect, and unpredictability of his childhood seemed to doom him to follow in his mother's footsteps.

Well into adulthood, Rick stumbled through unemployment and divorce, using drugs and alcohol to numb the pain until he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Miraculously, though, he overcame the odds and today is a happy husband and father. How did this happen? Rick's answer is this: "It was the Lord."

A message of hope to those who are drowning from an undeserved childhood, Leaving Cloud 9 speaks to millions who grew up poor, feeling ignored and hopeless, and who need the healing power of God. This indelibly American story conveys the steadfast love of Jesus and his power to deliver us from the most devastating of pasts.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Sad, painful and hard to get through.  The book is not going to be good for anyone with a heart as it will slowly break.  The author goes for true plots of pure misery and adds a lighter ending.  Using stories that can only break a person's spirit and then lifting them up with mingling thought of God.  I have mixed feelings about this book overall. 

Inspired Slaying Giants By Rachel Held Evans Review

Inspired Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again
By Rachel Held Evans
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 One Woman’s Journey Back to Loving the Bible

If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her—and it will change you too.

Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.  

I received a complimentary copy.  

Cassandra's Review-  I do enjoy the author giving her versions of the stories that are from the Bible in away that she feels it is supposed to be deciphered.  It presents a deeper thinking book that can become a tool for discussions and church groups.   Obviously I recommend this book for anyone with a faith in God and the Bible and to people who truly believe.  

Polaner Fruit & Maple premium fruit spread

 Polaner Fruit & Maple premium fruit spread. It is made from delicious fruits and real(pure) golden  maple syrup – from Polaner, a food company that is over 100 years old. Their ingredients are so clean and simple:

Raspberry: raspberries; maple syrup; raspberry juice concentrate and fruit pectin.

Peach: peaches; maple syrup; peach juice concentrate, fruit pectin and citric acid ( natural preservative in the peach)

The taste is very fresh but the maple syrup adds a hint (not cloying) of natural sweetness!
They are also great for baking.

I received complimentary product.  

Finding the right Home

Is it the right time for you to be thinking about buying a home?  I know I could never afford to do it, but so many people are getting ahead and deciding to settle down some roots.  Perhaps you even get lucky and find a higher paying job, or get a better position and have to move, since not everyone does so by choice. 
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I was doing some research and according to this article  US Housing Market Crash 2018 2019 and Beyond  which was very well written. Crash or Boom in 2019? The growing strength of the new US economy, improving employment and wages, demographics and good personal debt situation of most Americans keeps pushing stock and housing prices to new records.

Yet, a high number of investors and homebuyers are still concerned about a housing bubble and housing market crash in 2018 or 2019. Back in 2007, house prices were hitting records while the economy was booming and then the crash came so quick, so suddenly catching everyone off guard. That’s when it happens, when you least expect it.

So what is a good way to look for a home to buy?  Well first let's start out with picking the location for example Albuquerque homes for sale if you like New Mexico.   You could search the internet or contact real estate agents, perhaps even subscribe to the local paper.  Unless you already live in the area and are just planning to relocate.   There are so many choices and ways to benefit you if you just take the time and do a bit of research.   My only advice is not to pick the first home you fall for and never just based on looks.  Pay a little more for a home inspection.   I hope that whatever you choose that you find the perfect home and at an affordable rate. 

Using an App Designer

You can actually create and design a really creative app by yourself and with a few simple Google searches you can find out all the steps, but it involves a lot of work and stages that may overwhelm most people.
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  I know firsthand that it is complex and I would go the route of utilizing app designers to really make sure that the process was done right and fast.  Lastly what does an app designer actually do?   App designers are the people who create those designs and determine the appearance, interface style, and layout of mobile applications.

First of all what is an app?  Well according to the dictionary it is an application, especially as downloaded by a user to a mobile device.

Why do you need apps?   Creating apps that are naturally viral takes skill and experience. Three primary key performance indicators of Virality include (1) number of downloads, (2) velocity of downloads, and (2) mentions in the news.

Well designed, highly functional, super engaging apps get downloaded a lot, receive positive reviews, rank well in app stores, and lead industry categories.  look only to build apps that will get downloaded more than the competition. Remember to use organic and paid strategies to position your app for explosive adoption and sustained growth.

A well-designed mobile app can perform actions much quicker than a mobile website. Apps usually store their data locally on mobile devices, in contrast to websites that generally use web servers. Hopefully you will be able to make the choice to benefit you the most and of course this is all part of the experience, but I see that getting help from an experienced and trustworthy app designer is so much better when there is a field of expertise that someone else can really grow your business.







Pack Your Books With Lands' End Giveaway

Pack Your Books With Lands' End Giveaway

Welcome to the Pack Your Books With Lands' End Giveaway!

THE GIVEAWAY
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 this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/20/18. The winner 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. 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What is an Energy Broker?

For this article I am going to take portions of Wikipedia to help better detail what an Energy broker is.
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Energy brokers assist clients in procuring electric or natural gas from energy wholesalers/suppliers.[citation needed] Since electricity and natural gas are commodities, prices change daily with the market. It is challenging for most businesses without energy managers to obtain price comparisons from a variety of suppliers since prices must be compared on exactly the same day. In addition, the terms of the particular contract offered by the supplier influences the price that is quoted.

An energy broker can provide a valuable service if they work with a large number of suppliers and can actually compile the sundry prices from suppliers. An important aspect of this consulting role is to assure that the client understands the differences between the contract offers. Under some State Laws they use the term "Suppliers" to refer to energy suppliers, brokers, and aggregators, however there are very important differences between them all.

Energy brokers do not own or distribute energy, nor are allowed to sell energy directly to you. They simply present the rates of a wholesaler, or supplier.

Not everyone may know about this but there are also options for  energy broker software which can be part of the industry-leading Energy Management Platform.


Energy consultants offer a lot more than procuring energy contracts from a supplier. In the UK and Europe where there is a lot of legislation and increasing pressure for businesses and countries to do more to reduce their energy consumption a lot of services from brokers now help ensure businesses meet a lot of compliance and accreditation requirements such as the ESOS (energy saving opportunity scheme), ISO 50001, ISO 14001, Energy Performance Certificates and Display Energy Certificates.

Other services include helping companies reduce energy consumption with the aim of meeting national and international carbon emission standards. Services include, energy health checks, energy audits, carbon zero, carbon offsetting and energy saving consulting.

Additional services such as arranging a power purchase agreement, energy export contracts can be procured as well as energy monitoring and reporting technology and solutions are also offered by energy consultants.

In the USA, energy brokers can serve residential, commercial and government entities that reside in energy deregulated states. In the UK, and some countries in Europe, the entire market is deregulated.

I hope that I was able to answer your questions?

Tips to Market Your Restaurant to Millennials



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Tips to Market Your Restaurant to Millennials

The restaurant business is hard. Of course, if you are already in the business and you own your own restaurant, you know this to be true. Margins tend to be thin, the competition is fierce, and consumer tastes can seemingly change on a whim. There is success to be had here, of course – people have to eat, after all – but the restaurants which come out on top tend to work hard for their place.

If you are going to succeed, it may be necessary at some point to market your restaurant specifically to the millennial generation. As time marches on, this is now the generation which is in the ‘sweet spot’ in terms of buying power. It’s hard to imagine building a successful restaurant operation without connecting to the millennial generation on at least some level.

Let’s take a look at a few tips to consider when trying to grow your base of millennial customers.
Go to Them

One of the keys in marketing – any kind of marketing – is to take your message to the places where your target market is likely to be found. So, where do millennials hang out? Well, on social media platforms, for starters. That’s a great place to build the foundation of your marketing strategy. Also, the millennial generation is arriving at the age where many now have kids of their own, so thinking about the places parents tend to congregate could be beneficial.
A Focus on Health

While this is certainly not true across the board, many in the millennial generation are focused on healthy eating. If your restaurant can manage to offer tasty fare which also fits in with the desires of the crowd who would like to keep their diet healthy, you may carve out a valuable niche. Specifically, offering dishes which meet the needs of those who follow a specific diet – such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc. – is a great idea.
Be Present Across the Web



The millennials who fit the stereotype of constantly checking their phones and living on the internet couple potentially find your business in a number of locations. You never quite know where your potential customers are going to wind up on the web, so make sure you are present in as many places as possible. Add your information to business listings, respond to reviews which are posted on various sites, and more.

The Sproutbrite TOTAL GARDEN Starter Kits Giveaway

Welcome to The Sproutbrite TOTAL GARDEN Starter Kits Giveaway!

1 winner will receive a 2 Sproutbrite TOTAL GARDEN Starter Kits Of Winners Choice!

Host that put together this giveaway is:

Deliciously Savvy

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/17/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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.


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Thirty One Gifts Goes Back To School Giveaway

Thirty One Gifts Goes Back To School Giveaway

Welcome to the Thirty One Gifts Goes Back To School Giveaway!

6 winners receives 1 prize each, winners drawn are awarded prizes in order below.

Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More

THE GIVEAWAY
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 this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/18. The winner 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.

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Breathing Easy With Airfree Giveaway

Breathing Easy With Airfree Giveaway  

Welcome to the Breathing Easy With Airfree Giveaway!

1 winner receives

Airfree Onix 3000 Filterless Air Purifier

$299.99 RV

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 this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/18. The winner 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. 
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

GoTrax Hoverfly Eco Hoverboard Giveaway



Welcome to the GoTrax Hoverfly Eco Hoverboard Giveaway!!


This event is hosted by: Lil' Blog and More

One lucky winner will receive a Hoverfly Eco Hoverboard, from GoTrax (ARV: $199.99).

Enter with the easy form, below:

 

Disclosure: The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. GoTrax will be sending the prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway. This giveaway starts July 17, 2018, and will end on August 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. 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 U.S. entrants only. 

Small Appliances Giveaway

Healthy Small Appliances Giveaway Ends 8/31

Welcome to the Healthy Small Appliances Giveaway!

1 winner receives both products below.

Mini Rice Cooker

Mini Rice Cooker

Mini Digital Air Fryer

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 this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/31/18. The winner 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.
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Robotics Smart Machines Rovers & Vehicles Giveaway

Welcome to The Robotics Smart Machines: Rovers & Vehicles Giveaway! $135 TRV!

1 winner will receive a $135 Thames & Kosmos Robotics Smart Machines: Rovers & Vehicles Engineering Kit!

Host that put together this giveaway is: Deliciously Savvy

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/16/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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.


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The Day That A Ran Away By BCR Fegan Review Releases Sept 1st


Master Jet has forgotten to complete his homework… or has he? Jet’s teacher is surprised to find that instead of the alphabet, his page is completely blank. Jet tries to explain that it really isn’t his fault. After all, how can he help it, if none of his letters want to stay on the page!  This title is a 32 page children’s fiction illustrated by Lenny Wen which will be released on September 1, 2018.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-   It was a little hard to understand the names.  The illustrations were very nice.  The writing style was fun and rhymed well.   Overall it is a cute childrens book. 

Back To School With Haggar Giveaway

Back To School With Haggar Giveaway  

Welcome to the Back To School With Haggar Giveaway!

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 this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/15/18. The winner 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. 

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Rocket Insect Trap Giveaway

Rocket Insect Trap Giveaway
Hosted By:
Holiday Contest and Sweeps

1 - Winner Continental United States and is 18+ years of age will win there very own Rocket  This giveaway is in no way associated, endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway will also be valid in the Continental United States only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This event will come to and at 12:00 AM (EST) 8/15/2018 Holiday Contest and Sweeps did not receive any form of compensation for holding this giveaway.


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Viatek will be responsible for the awarding and shipping of the prize directly to the winner. If you have any problems with this giveaway please to the winner.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sharks & Dinos Summer Fun Giveaway

Welcome to The Sharks & Dinos Summer Fun Giveaway! $140 TRV!

1 winner will receive a $140 In Sharks & Dino Themed Educational Toys & Crafting Kits!

Host that put together this giveaway is:

Deliciously Savvy

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/16/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail 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. 

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