Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Win $120 with ContestChest.com! *Rafflecopter entry!*

Not only a great place to list your giveaways, but a great place to find awesome giveaways! Did I mention it's FREE?!?! Here is your first giveaway from ContestChest.com!






Contest Chest! A place to find tons of contests and post contests of your own!

I love entering contests and giveaways, and I've quite a bit of luck winning them! My husband is always surprised when I get packages in the mail day after day with all my winnings! Today, I found a really great website where you can find a bunch of contests to enter, and you can also post your own contests and get them exposed to a multitude of entrants! It's called Contest Chest and you can find Contests for people in United States! If you're going to register for the site, please click this link so I get credit for the referral! Find contests to enter.  Good luck on you contests! Have fun!


Wordless Wednesday!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Enter to win the Knot Genie and end tangled hair for good!

“The Knot Genie™ Detangling Brush was created for every mom that has endured the foot stomping and screaming matches that come with brushing their child’s hair. With the Knot Genie, even the curliest, most knotted up hair practically slips through the unique bristle configuration – gently and painlessly. Try the Knot Genie on your kids (or on yourself) – you’ll be amazed by the ease of brushing, as well as how it virtually stops breakage and split ends. You’ve wished for hair brushing standoffs to end. Wish granted.”

To enter, head on over to Life in the Lost World and fill out their easy Rafflecopter! Low entries! Good luck!

Hugs,



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Linky Followers Hop! Add your blog to get LOTS of followers!


Rules:

1. You must have theLINKY FOLLOWERStool on your site to participate.

2. You must follow the person who has the party on their site as a thank you.

3.Just add your blog button to the Linky Party below.

4.Grab the Blog Hop code which is right under the Linky Party where it says "Get The Code Here".

5. Follow other bloggers (as many as you want) and leave each one of the blogs that you follow a comment letting them know you are following them and ask them to follow you back.

Click below to enter your link and to get the code!




Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! What are you doing for the holiday?

Today is Valentine's Day! The day to show love to all your loved ones. My son will probably come running in this morning with a homemade card his dad helped him make. That always puts a smile on my face! My husband will probably give me some flowers and chocolates. Here are some images I found that I liked for Valentine's Day! Hope you enjoy them!




That's my husband! LOL Waiting until the last minute!










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What are you doing for Valentine's Day? Do you have things you do every year? Or do you try to do something different each year? I want to hear it all! LOL C'mon ladies, DISH! 




Hugs to you all!








Sunday, February 12, 2012

What is your child's learning type?

What is your child’s learning type?

Knowing your child’s learning type can greatly enhance the quality of their development, and more importantly the enjoyment they get from learning!

Educators have long been aware that learning is not one-size-fits-all. Some kids process information best by hearing it explained, some learn by seeing it demonstrated and others learn best when they make things with their own hands. There are three basic learning types: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Most people learn through a combination but have a clear preference for one – their “primary learning type”. Your child’s primary learning type is the main way that a child takes in, processes, and relates information.

Why is it important for you as a parent to understand your child’s learning styles? Knowing how your child learns can greatly impact his or her success. By teaching them in a way that’s most receptive to them, you are giving them the self confidence that they need, more importantly, teaching your child in a way that’s not natural for them could make them frustrated and not interested in learning new things, especially when they later enter the classroom.

So how do you find out your child’s learning type? Just take this short quiz to see, and then continue to look for signs in everyday situations with your child. Once you are done with the quiz, you will also get expert advice on the best approaches to teaching your child’s particular learning type!

Upon taking the quiz above,  I found that my son is a kinesthetic learner. I then opened the link at the bottom of this post and read about ways to keep him engaged while teaching him something.

 Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find out how your child best learns and then use that to make his or her learning and development better? Studies show that you can start seeing your child’s learning type as early as the age of 1, and using the right toys with their learning type in mind is a great way to set up your child for success!

Check out Spark Box Toys, I found them while looking for the age appropriate toys for my little one. Spark Box Toys brings expertly selected age appropriate toys to your home. When you are done, send back for more. They have a great learning and education section on their site, and they categories all their toys based on what learning style each toy falls into!!


Visual learners

  • After reading a story (either alone or together), they might retell the story with a strong focus on how the pictures looked like. Or for the older children, how the story "looked" like. They will often describe scenes, characters and events with great detail as if they have seen picture representations or movie clips.
  • When they are recalling something or when asked to create something in their minds ("Describe the perfect pie" or "What would a friendly dragon be like?"), they will often look up and to the left. When the eyes point in this direction, the brain's visual area is being actively stimulated. Note that the questions or requests should not demand for visual cues ("...look like") as this would trigger anyone to activate their visual part of the brain.
  • They will show great abilities to recall minor details of things that they have seen or imagined. 
  • When describing something, they will often focus solely on the visual ("The dragon breathed red fire from its nose").

Auditory learners

  • Can be often seen talking to self.
  • They show uncanny ability to repeat back what they have heard down to the last detail (e.g., words, intonation, timbre, accent, etc... of the speaker).
  • Usually are articulate and show above average skills in spoken language.
  • Sometimes can be heard speaking in mild rhythms or with slight physical movements to match their speech rhythm.
  • Remembers and follows spoken instructions well.
  • Is good at memorizing by steps and procedures in sequence.
  • When describing something, they will often include many auditory clues ("The dragon's fiery breath made the forest sizzle").

Kinesthetic learners

  • Move all the time.
  • Touch and feel everything (e.g., rubbing hands on the walls or brushing the wall or door frames as walking or passing by).
  • Good with hands (e.g., construction type toys).
  • Physically well co-ordinated and generally good at sports.
  • Shows better comprehension when allowed to use concrete objects such as manipulatives.
  • Has a hard time recalling sequence of items or instructions without aids.


http://www.fitwatch.com/ebooks/Learning-Styles-Children-FitWatch.pdf










Saturday, February 11, 2012

Alexa Blog Hop! Come and lower your Alexa score!


Welcome to The Tuesday Alex Blog Hop hosted by Full Price? Never and My Crafty Life

Get ready to discover some great new blogs and lower your Alexa rating too!
Rules:
  • download the Alexa toolbar
  • add your blog name & URL to the linky list below
  • stop by all the blogs on the linky and let 2 pages or posts load completely! Be sure to spend a few minutes on each blog
  • leave at least one comment and and use the code word “ABH” so the blogger knows to stop by your blog too!
  • invite other bloggers to this hop

Let’s Get Hoppin!


Please leave an Alexa review on my blog and the other blogs on the list below! Thanks! My Alexa review button is in the right sidebar!





Friday, February 10, 2012

The Giveaway Gal- a new place to list your giveaways for free!

Hey there fellow bloggers! I just wanted to share with you a new place you can list your giveaways for free! Get the word out there! The Giveaway Gal blog is a great place to list your giveaways! Head over there and check it out! Right now, she's holding a blogger-only giveaway for a $10 Starbucks gift card! We bloggers LOVE our Starbucks! LOL See ya there!

The Giveaway Gal blog link

Hugs!


Linky Followers: The New Way to Connect!!!

Welcome to the Winky Linky Weekend Blog Hop!

This hop is designed to introduce bloggers to the new Linky Followers widget, which can replace GFC and has lots of bonus features too!  Not only does Linky Followers keep track of all of the blogs you are following, but it also allows you to organize blogs into categories!!


If you don't have a Linky Followers account, head over to the website and sign up! It's free!  Once your widget is on your blog, please link up here so others can follow you too!

If you follow me and would like a follow back, leave me a comment below with your blog URL! Let me know you're following from the Linky Hop and I'll return the follow!



Monday, February 6, 2012

Introducing: "We Make Scents" Candle Co!!!




About 6 or 7 years ago, my cousin Melody and I started up a candle company because we both enjoyed making great smelling candles and we thought we could make some extra cash while we were at it! It started out kind of slow, just selling our candles a few at a time to friends and family. But then, we started selling at crafts shows and getting our business cards and fliers out there and the business just took off! After about a year, we were making pretty darn good money! Then things changed, life tends to do that! I went through a divorce and had to move so I sold my half of the business to Melody and left the candle business.

Since then, I've had my son who is 4 years old now, but I've missed doing candles! So, I've decided to start my own business back up! It's called "We Make Scents" Candle Co. and I am the sole proprietor this time around! I'm so excited to introduce you to my candles. I'm supporting the local agriculture by using 100% soy wax. My candles are hand poured into 1/2 pint jars and are double scented to ensure your scent lasts longer than candles you buy from a department store, or even Yankee Candles! Most candle manufacturers use 1/2 ounce of scent per 1/2 pint, I use 1 whole ounce! I use zinc core, lead free wicks that really cut down on the black smoke you tend to get with other candles once you've burned them once or twice! My candles burn "clean". I also understand that you may have a container that maybe once had a candle in it that you really like but now the candle is gone! I will fill your container with a new candle with your choice of color/scent and just charge you by the ounce! My prices are $6.00 per 1/2 pint jar candle. If you need to refill a container, I'll need to see it and quote you a price. Once you've bought 10 candles, your 11th one is FREE! I will start selling candles as of March 1st! On that date, just come back here. I will post a scent list then. I can ship your candles to your door so I'll need your zip code to quote you the cost for shipping.

If there is a scent that you really like, leave me a comment and let me know what it is so I can make sure to order it! Thank you and I hope you'll become a customer, and a friend!


Hugs!

Tammy

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Scentsy warmer and bar giveaway!

Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below and be entered to win a Scentsy warmer and scent bar of your choice! It's that easy! This giveaway was originally posted on Jenn's Little Blah Blah Blog.

Click here to view all Scentsy products now!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Enter to win $100 and a Visalus Balance Kit!

This event is sponsored by Drink Yourself Skinny, an Independent Distributor of the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge. The 90 Day Challenge is not just a weight loss program, it is a health and wellness program that can help you lose weight, tone up, or build muscle. Visalus offers those looking to become healthy the ability to refer 3 of their friends or family to the program and get their monthly kit for free. Plus everyone who joins the Challenge is eligible for the prizes, trips, and rewards offered by the company. Every 90 days new winners are chosen in several categories for the biggest overall transformation to win prizes like Hollywood make-overs and Tropical Cruises.