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Kissimmee Freedom Sweepstakes


Are you looking into planning your family summer vacation for this year? I know with the way things are in the economy some of us cut out our vacations altogether due to money issues. I want to let you know that there are still some steals and deals out there and if you were thinking about a vacation in Florida that you should reconsider scratching out those plans and defiantly check out what Kissimmee has to offer.

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A vacation doesn’t have to be huge money pit. In Kissimmee, Florida there are lots of free, fun, and enjoyable things for the whole family to do. To name a few things to do, there’s Old Town, a great place to stroll through during the day or night to nab something to eat, to see some of the wonderful cars for the buff in your family among other things.

If I went to Kissimmee, I would most defiantly want to check out Kissimmee Lakefront Park along with the wonderful nature reserves that I’ve been reading up about. I love being outdoors sight seeing the beauty of nature while also photographing while hiking. I read that Lake Lizzie Nature Preserve has nesting eagles and endangered Whooping cranes. I’m sure my mom and mother in law would also love to visit the nature reserves too as they are both very talented photographers.

I know with all the money you’ll be saving by doing free things there, it would be quite easy to pull together and do something carefree like visit a water park with the kids, let Dad sneak off for a game of golf on their gorgeous greens, and I know it’d be nice for all of us mom’s to enjoy ourselves at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club!

So now that you know that there are a lot of great things to do in Kissimmee, you should start planning your vacation. And luckily Kissimmee is giving away three weekend getaways for 3 days/2 nights for two; and two week long vacations for four. Drawings will be held on or around 4/1/09 and 5/1/09 and 6/1/2009. Do enter the sweepstakes and you could maybe win a great vacation to Kissimmee for your family!

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Protection For Your Home

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I’m a stay at home mom, so this means I am home alone with my child all day long. I admit I do worry about our safety and wonder what would happen if someone decided to break in.  A neighbor from where we just moved from house was broken into, so I have a good right to worry. I don’t worry so much at things getting stolen ( though it would be rather annoying) but for the safety of my family.  I recall when I was younger and my family lived in the boonies, a man came into our yard and was snooping around. My mom and three other sisters were there and we were told by mom to be very quiet. He took a leak, sad to say, in our yard and drove away after 10-15 minutes. My mom did call the police and they were their as soon as they could be but for us that wasn’t soon enough as any civilization was about 10-15 minutes away. What if he broke in with means to rob and hurt us? I shudder at the thought.

I have considered getting a home security system put in when my husband and I own our own home. Protect America has a wireless security system that I’ve learned would be easy and affordable to have put in. Their prices are extremely affordable compared to all other top home security leaders. They offer five various security packages that would work if you had a small place or even a quite large one. I think the silver package would be the best for my family as it has 10 point monitors that would be used for doors and windows. I dont’ plan on owning a home much bigger than that.

The Silver Package includes:
Monitoring:
$34.95 per month
Talking Control Panel
10 Entry Points
Internal Siren and Door Chime
Battery Backup
One Button Arming
3 Window Decals
1 Yard Sign

Another wonderful feature is that you can customize your system by adding additional equipment at the time the order is placed or anytime in the future! If you need more information, feel free to call the toll free number 877-470-2751, for more information. Also, by calling this number you get two  key chain remotes with your order!

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Kimochis Review and Giveaway

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Kimochi (Key.Mo.Chee) means “Feeling” in Japanese.

I immediately fell in love when I first laid eyes on these adorable, huggable, cute creatures that come with a set of feelings inside. The Kimochis are  a small different colored pillows with a feeling on one side and a facial expression to convey that feeling on the other.

These toys, were developed with the concept to help parents and caregivers learn how to educate children to better communicate their feelings. By teaching character, confidence and self-esteem, these toys will ease rather touchy moments (like tantrums or shyness) and transform them into something comfortable and pleasant.kimochi-huggtopus-box

I was able to review Huggtopus. She’s came in a peek a boo box, that included 3 feeling plush pillows and a 32 page How-To Kimochi Feeling guide.  She along with the other characters have a built in pouch were feelings can be stored.

Thanks to the How To Guide, I learned this about our new friend:  Kimochi Huggtopus is all smiles and giggles.. She is very affectionate and strong and sometimes gets a little carried away by her big and friendly personality. She always means well, but has to learn about boundaries. Huggs’ favorite number is 8 and she has a special fondness for bubblegum.”

I was also sent a bag of feelings which included hurt, kind, friendly. uncomfortable, sorry, and a blank feeling that your child can use to write another feeling down with the included washable marker.

Kimochis retail for $25 and you can also purchase extra mixed bags of feelings for $12.

Win 1bd023df13a4de34d08eee2170d18bfayour choice of Cloud, Bug or Huggtopus:

1. Tell us, which character is most like your child and Why? (Cloud, Bug or Huggtopus) Please include your email address in each comment.

For additional entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog – 1 entries
2. Blog about this giveaway with links back here and to Kimochi – 2 EXTRA
3. Subscribe to my blog by feed burner by e-mail- 1 extra
4. Favorite me on technorati and leave me your url 1 extra
5. Add me on twitter and retweet this, don’t forget to include @erinlowmaster so I know you tweeted. 2 EXTRA
Win a Kimochi @erinlowmaster http://bit.ly/15VgIQ
6. Add my button to your site and leave me your link 2 EXTRA
7. Post this at a giveaway listing site and leave the link- 5 extra entries

Please leave separate comments for each additional entry, i.e.: if you blog about it leave 2 separate comments.

Giveaway – running till 05/23/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant

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Safety Caps Review and Giveaway

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My daughter pokes around at everything she sees and also puts everything in her mouth. I don’t blame her, the world is a pretty interesting place but it’s also a very dangerous place for children.  As a parent, I’m out to find anything to help keep my daughter safe, as life is so precious.

I’m sure if you are a parent or if you are around any young children you’ve noticed those outlet plug covers that all parents buy to “childproof” their homes. Yes, I’ve bought them.  These are mainly used  to prevent the chance of electrical shock. A few weeks ago, I  learned from the company Safety Caps,  that they are potential choking hazards!100_8138

George Decell, the company founder,  had a terrifying experience when his one year old daughter Sage, got a hold of an outlet plug-in cover and nearly suffocated to death until he was able to revive her. I imagine, this to have been a horrible moment that no parent should ever go through. After this happened he contacted the safety industry and they did nothing about it! So with keeping the safety of all children in mind, he designed his own based upon a similar design but he made them bigger and added two vent holes on each side. You may wonder why the two holes, I wondered the same thing. Basically, the two vent holes  meet the safety requirements of a pacifier and what this means that if your child puts this in their mouth, it will not block their air flow!  You can see the safety tests here.

Unfortunately, lots of companies are refusing to see the the hazard of standard plug outlets even though hospitals and many people are saying otherwise. We are looking for other bloggers to review and blog about SafetyCaps, so if you’re interested please email george@safetycaps.com. His goal is to have a blogger from each USA state, so see if YOU can be that state linked.  He also wants to get Oprah and Ellen’s attention on the matter for more support. Please do show you support as with doing so you will help prevent not only electrical but also choking prevention in children.

If you’d like to  buy SafetyCaps, you can do so online at http://www.safetycaps.com/

Win it!

One of  my  readers will be able to win a 24 pack of SafetyCaps

To enter:

1. We’d ask that you e-mail Oprah or Ellen and inform them about Safety Caps and then come back and let me know that you did!

For additional entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog – 1 entries
2. Blog about this giveaway with links back here and to Safety Caps – 2 EXTRA
3. Subscribe to my blog by feed burner by e-mail- 1 extra
4. Favorite me on technorati and leave me your url 1 extra
5. Add me on twitter and retweet this, don’t forget to include @erinlowmaster so I know you tweeted. 2 EXTRA
6. Add my button to your site and leave me your link 2 EXTRA
7. Post this at a giveaway listing site and leave the link- 3 extra entries

Please leave separate comments for each additional entry, i.e.: if you blog about it leave 2 separate comments.

Giveaway – running till 05/22/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant

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