11.25.2013

YumEarth Stocking Stuffers Giveaway

YumEarth Stocking Stuffers #Giveaway is part of a collaboration of bloggers. Around Our Way did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

YumEarth Stocking Stuffers Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by YumEarth


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YumEarth was born out of their commitment to feed their families a diet rich in delicious healthful foods free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes. YumEarth tastes better because they choose real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients grown on sustainable family farms to sweeten our lives and yours. YumEarth also has no gluten, peanuts, or tree-nuts, just award winning taste.

Their small bags of organic Gummy Worms and Gummy Bears are the perfect stocking stuffers!

Check out more about the YumEarth gummies at Pea of Sweetness.

About the prize: One winner will receive both a bag of Gummy Worms and a bag of Gummy Bears!
About the giveaway: This giveaway begins on 11/22 and ends on 12/6 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.



Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may be different than yours. Around Our Way is not responsible for prize fulfillment.


11.18.2013

Bloggers Pay It Forward: Help Connie Jo

I'm part of a group called Bloggers #PayItForward we blog of a person or family in need. Around Our Way was not compensated for this post sharing is caring, is not responsible for the donations, and this blog may contain affiliate links. 

Sometimes, we as individuals think have we done enough to help someone out or at times we think what more can I do to help this family by me blogging and sharing this post I'm helping spread the word of #HelpConnieJo.

Here's her story, as told by a close friend:


Connie is a disabled senior suffering from Lupus, related severe arthritis, circulatory issues, and is also diagnosed 70% deaf. Additionally, she suffers from permanent

damage as a result of injuries that occurred during her former abusive marriage. She lives independently with her two 'therapy dogs', Dakota and Cochise, whom she loves dearly and considers her family. Her dogs provide her with emotional companionship, security, and are her 'ears', hearing such things as the doorbell, since she is unable to hear it herself. Prior to becoming disabled a few years ago, Connie was known to be a dedicated hard worker her entire life. She is a very compassionate, kind, caring and giving person. Throughout life she has often sacrificed her own needs for sake of helping family, many friends, and even strangers in need. She was the sole caregiver for her father when he was terminally ill, and cared for her younger brother when he was ill with kidney disease. Prior to his death in 2008, Connie offered to donate one of her kidney's to help her brother, but doctors determined he was not medically eligible for a transplant. She is also an animal lover, and has adopted countless neglected homeless dogs over the years, including 10 year old Dakota and 2 year old Cochise.

In early 2009, a traumatic life transition began for Connie. Pshychologically broken, battered, and sick, Connie divorced her spouse after suffering a lengthy history of physical, pychological and financial abuse. The abuses by her former spouse

continued after her divorce. She was advised by trauma doctors and legal professionals, to relocate to protect her physical and emotional well being. In late 2010, Connie courageously left behind the place she had known as home for almost 40 years. Along with her two beloved dogs, Connie relocated to Kansas City and began rebuilding a new life free of abuse, torment, and fear. Her former husband destroyed all financial security, so Connie sold a majority of her personal belongings and property to raise enough money so that she could afford to buy an inexpensive, modest, 2 bedroom home in Kansas City that is handicap and wheelchair accessible in a safe senior community.

Despite disabling and painful physical challenges, for the past 3 years Connie has been slowly cleaning up the once run down house. She has proudly accomplished transforming a house in to a safe, peaceful, and comfortable 'home sweet home' for herself, Dakota, and Cochise.

Connie's only personal source of income is her retirement/disability, which is a fixed

income of less than $800.00 monthly. She is unable to supplement her income due to multiple disabilities and healthcare restrictions. Her former husband was court ordered to pay $600.00 monthly into a trust fund for Connie but he has not done so in violation of court orders. Her property taxes and insurance were to be paid from this special needs trust fund.

Despite her financial limitations, Connie has frugally managed to pay her home's insurance premiums and for necessary basic home maintenance repairs, but she has not been able to pay her property taxes the past 3 years. She and her two beloved dogs, Dakota and Cochise, face the uncertainty of being homeless as of January 1st, 2014 if the past due property taxes on her home are not paid in full. The state of Missouri appears to have no resources or feasible programs available to help.

Jackson County, Missouri has added almost $2,000.00 in penalties and interest on her past due taxes. The county has stated they will continue to charge interest on the unpaid taxes. Due to her fixed income and disabilities, she is unable to obtain a loan to pay her property taxes. She has no family financially able to help her, and all other efforts made to pay the past due taxes have been unsuccessful.

Hoping for a Christmas miracle, we're now turning to her friends and fellow human beings asking for your help to prevent Connie, Dakota, and Cochise from losing their home. If we can raise $10,000.00, we can pay the past due property taxes, penalty, interest, and pay an additional 2 years home taxes in advance. This plan will allow Connie to live securely in her handicap accessible home another 5 years, at which time her monthly fixed income should increase. At 62 she'll be eligible for additional income through her Social Security, and should then be able to pay her home's property taxes herself.

The money raised will be securely deposited in to Connie's trust fund, and

the trust will directly pay her property taxes to Jackson County, Missouri. Any additional money raised over our goal of $10,000.00, will also be deposited in to Connie's trust fund to help pay future property taxes, insurances, necessary home repairs, such as if her hot water heater would need replaced, or to provide necessary veterinary care for her beloved dogs.

Connie is a very proud humble person, and not the type of person who would ask others for help. Rather, she is the one always helping others, but this time she desperately needs our help, to save her safe and secure handicap accessible home from property tax foreclosure.

You guys... it will NOT be that hard to save Connie's life as she knows it if we work together. I have over 150,000 fans on Facebook alone, and if each one donated LESS THAN A DOLLAR, we can give this woman everything she deserves, and more. And what a better way to pay it forward this holiday season than giving to someone who would give to any of you in a heartbeat!

There are a few ways you can help:

1. Share this post EVERYWHERE. Facebook, Twitter, wherever you can think of. If you are a blogger I give you full permission to copy parts of this post to put on your own blog. Getting the word out will help more than anything.

2. You can donate via Paypal:







(Note: If this button isn't working, you can send funds via Paypal to mrsheatherreese@gmail.com) You don't have to have a Paypal account to do this. You can do this with a debit or credit card, just like any other online purchase.

3. If you'd prefer to send cash, checks, or money orders via snail mail rather than online, you can send them to:

Help for Connie

2816 NW Kingsridge Dr.

Blue Springs, MO 64015

Wal-Mart gift cards are also helpful, as her income is limited and this will help her to be able to buy the essentials so that she can save more money to put aside to save her house.

4. There is a growing list of businesses and people that are coming up with ways to help her out. If you want to check them out, CLICK HERE.

Sharing is Caring


11.16.2013

Old Orchard Fruit & Veggie Juice Blend Giveaway

Old Orchard Fruit & Veggie Juice Blend #Giveaway is part of a collaboration of bloggers. Around Our Way did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.



Old Orchard Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Old Orchard


Old Orchard Juice

Old Orchard Fruit & Veggie from concentrate is a new line of 100% natural fruit and vegetable juice blends available for the first time as a frozen fruit juice concentrate. Each 12-ounce container reconstitutes to six, 8-ounce servings and every glass contains a full serving of fruit and vegetables, 100% of the daily value of vitamin C, 50% of the daily value of vitamin A and boosts of calcium and iron. Available in Blueberry Pomegranate, Peach Mango and Strawberry Banana varieties, Old Orchard Fruit & Veggie features no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.


Check out the full Old Orchard Review on Pea of Sweetness.


About the prize: Five lucky winners will each receive a coupon to redeem for a free 12oz Old Orchard Frozen Juice Concentrate!

About the giveaway: This giveaway begins on 11/15 and ends on 11/29 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.




Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may be different than yours. Around Our Way is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

11.15.2013

Rejuvenator Microbubble Showerhead Giveaway

Rejuvenator Microbubble #Showerhead #Giveaway is part of a collaboration of bloggers. 
Around Our Way did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Blogger Opp - Rejuvenator Microbubble Showerhead


The Rejuvenator shower head provides a washing experience that will surpass any shower you've ever had. Their Microbubble Technology™ will leave you feeling clean, hydrated, and rejuvenated like you just emerged from a five star resort. Get the Rejuvenator today to start your at home spa like experience tomorrow.

Prize: Rejuvenator Microbubble Showerhead $89.99 RV

Dates: 11/15-11/29

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools Widget below. Good luck!

Entry-Form

Disclosure: Around Our Way did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

11.04.2013

Allergen Resistant Bedding $200 Gift Card Giveaway

My daughter and my husband suffer from allergies in the Spring & late Summer both stay indoors around those time of the season, but there are indoor allergies such as dust mite, too. So, when I heard of the Allergen Resistant Bedding $200 gift card Giveaway I had to participate. 

Welcome to the $200 gift card to Relax Bedding – Allergen Resistant Bedding

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Relax Bedding


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Do you or someone in your house suffer from allergies, asthma or dermatitis?  One of the most common household allergies is the common dust mite.  This little bug lurks pretty much everyone in your home, but they particularly love bedding including your mattress and pillow because of the essential buffet that your leftover skin cells leave in copious amounts.  You could dramatically decrease your symptoms of allergies, asthma and dermatitis by minimizing your dust mite exposure.  Easier said than done, right?  One of the easiest ways is to encase your mattress and pillows – but so many on the market are made from noisy and hot plastics that result in an uncomfortable night’s sleep and the immediate removal of the protective encasing, effectively exposing you to these bugs and ultimately, the symptoms.  Krista from Savory Savings recently had the chance to review dust mite-resistant mattress and pillow encasings from Relax Bed ding – check out her thoughts on these soft and easy to clean allergy reducing bed accessories!


Would you like to win a $200 gift card to Relax Bedding to help reduce these symptoms in your home?  Enter with the giveaway tool below.  This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  It will run from November 4, 2013 through November 18, 2013 at 11 PM CST.


Good luck!


 Entry-Form

Savory Savings received products from Relax Bedding to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received.  Savory Savings and all participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites.

10.31.2013

TruMoo Milk Sweepstakes



I received  TruMoo Milk coupons to share with family and friends  from BzzAgent in exchange for a review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

TruMoo Milk has a great sweepstakes going on I know it's last minute enter to win the grand prize it ends, today. 

Win a trip to Hollywood for a ghastly behind the scenes tour of Fox Studios. You'll visit old town Pasadena for a scary special effect experience. All you have to do is enter the codes found on the caps of specially marked Halloween Edition TruMoo milk and your family could have the chance for a private tour of haunted Hollywood magic and you'll receive a printable coupon for any Goosebumps DVD when you enter.




10.17.2013

Happy Halloween #Giveaway Event K-Mart $500 Gift Card

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It’s Halloween Giveaway Event



MPM Network Bloggers are super excited to share their Halloween Recipes, Crafts, Decor Ideas and so much more with you this holiday season. Make sure you take a peek at the fabulous posts below. Surely you will find something that makes you smile!

I love Halloween decorations it's looking kind of creepy in my house. 

One lucky reader will receive a $500 K-Mart Gift Card!

Giveaway ends October 28th at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Disclosure: Around Our Way is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

10.16.2013

Kashi Hummus Crisps Sea Salt & Olive Oil

I received  Kashi Hummus Crisps Free from BzzAgent in exchange for a review along with coupons to share with family and friends.  All opinions are 100% my own.

One day my daughter came home from school she immediately saw and opened the bag of Kashi Hummus Crisps. I was standing next to her when she opened it and the aroma inside the bag was very strong it had an earthy scent. We, both looked at each other dipped our hands into the bag popped the chip in our mouths and started crunching. 

We thought we wasn't going to like it, no way. We were wrong the Hummus Crisp looks like potato chips, but better and healthier. The Hummus Crisps are very thin and light it's delicious you wouldn't know you're eating chips. My daughter disappeared with the bag and I haven't seen it since.


For every serving it packs some fiber and proteins without sacrificing the mouthwatering flavor. Kashi Hummus Crisps contains at least 3g fiber, 3g protein, 5g of whole grains, no partially hydrogenated oils, no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial anything. Crunch your way to three naturally yummy flavors: Caramelized Onion, Sundried Tomato Basil & Feta, and Sea Salt & Olive Oil. 

10.08.2013

If I Should Die Before My Dog by Joe & Cathy Connolly #Giveaway

Sponsor: Channel Islands Book Tours provided If I Should Die Before My Dog book to Around Our Way for review.

Do you guys remember my book review of If I Should Die Before My Dog by Joe & Cathy Connolly? Guess what, Carolyn & John Mullin from Channel Islands Book Tours are hosting a giveaway of the book at Sandie & Friends Blog.


Here is a recap of my review...

If I Should Die Before My Dog is a great guide it prepares the new owner how to care for your dog. You can fill out his personal info, such as his name, where he came from, and his medical history along with his good or bad habits, and other vital information which will help your dog and the new owner in his new home. 

So, hurry up and ENTER it ends on 10/15/2013 it's a great guide book think of it as a Will for your family dog.

Disclosure: I participated in this sponsored campaign for Channel Islands Book Tours. I was given the book above for review all opinions in this post are 100% my own and Around Our Way may contain affiliate links.

10.01.2013

Welch's #ShareWhatsGood Contest



Welch's has a contest going on it ends on 10/25/2013 all you have to do is Share Your Moments upload a photo or tag it in Twitter or Instagram using the #sharewhatsgood.


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