Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blogger Opportunity ~ Coach Ashley Signature Carryall ($398)

Blogger Opportunity

Giveaway  September 30 to October 21

We are giving away
Coach Ashley Signature Carryall  Value $398

Announcement required for free link


-Free Link (Twitter or Pinterest)
The first 50 bloggers to sign up will get free link with announcement.  
Announcement is required or you can pay $5.00 waiver fee
Please get your announcement here.
Please read the sign up form on the top to know if we still gave free space available

- Link / or Extra links $4.00 (if free spots are taking the link cost $4.00)
Announcement is required or you can pay $5.00 waiver fee
Please get your announcement here.

-Co-host $20.00
Co-host get 2 host page
10 links on the RC (no google links)
No announcement required

Please send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com


Is Your Soleus Humidifier A FIRE HAZARD? Mine was on the list.

If you are following me, you may have already the story behind my dehumidifier saga. If not, you can check it out HERE. Anyway, I wanted to make sure that nobody missed the fact that these Soleus Powered by Gree humidifiers are a fire hazard and the company knows this and are accepting these dehumidifiers to be returned.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Dog Days of Summer #Giveaway ($200 Amazon GC) ~ Ends 8/19

Dog Days of Summer $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway 7/29 - 8/19

Hosted by: One Punky Mama Co-Hosted by: Java John Z's

One lucky winner will win (1) $200 Amazon Gift Code

Details: - US Only - Ages 18+ - Date July 29 12:01am to August 19 11:59pm - All entries are optional

Disclosure: LoveMy2Dogs is not responsible for prize. If you have any question please send an email to nicole@onepunkymama.com. All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks you can collect the entries, but if the winner task is a task you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen.

Blogger Opportunity ~ Party Like a Football Star

Make Our Own Network

Best of Times Ultimate Personal Bar Package
ARV $698

Sunday, July 28, 2013

BlazePhoto - Photo Editing Software #Giveaway, a $300 Value (10 winners) ~ Ends 8/17

I have teamed up with some great bloggers to bring you this great giveaway!

 Welcome to the BlazePhoto Giveaway!

Finding good software for your photo editing needs is tough, especially for those of us who are not technology challenged. But today, you can win a great photo editing software - for free! BlazePhoto is a powerful, easy to use photo editing and managing software. The program will find all the photos in your computer and help you organize them easily. Plus, the photo editor is so powerful that you will easily be able to edit imperfections on your photo - from reducing blur to making cool effects. If you really want to take things up a notch, with a few easy clicks you can make a professional looking photo slideshow DVD.
Win Blazephoto license 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Blogger Opp ~ Original Baby Bullet Baby Food Making System

Savory Savings is hosting this Blogger Opp for a family friendly game from Baby Bullet! 

Sign up below! 
This event is FREE to join!  No announcement post required!  If you would like to do an announcement for a chance at the referral bonus, please grab the HTML here. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Brand of Dehumidifier to NEVER, NEVER EVER Buy!!!

*Warning ~ Adult Language

I am about to do some well deserved ranting about a product that we have had for almost 16 months that should definitely last years longer than that. This product is our dehumidifier for our basement and it quit working already, it gets no power whatsoever. Nice, right?! I pulled the product manual and unfortunately it only had a "one year limited warranty," how nice!


Buzzworthy Books of Summer iPad Mini #Giveaway Event ~ Ends 8/14

When it comes to summer reading indie authors offer a refreshing alternative to predictable plots from big name writers. Here’s a list of ten titles from emerging indie authors, pick your favorite and vote on Facebook for a chance to win an iPad Mini!

And make sure that you enter on the Rafflecopter below!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Private Selection Texas BBQ Signature Rub Review

I am usually one of those people who boil their ribs before they put them on the grill with some BBQ sauce. I do this for a couple of reasons, I do not have very much patience when it comes to cooking. I cannot stand to watch the grill. If I am grilling, I am usually also cooking something else at the same time and running inside and outside is not my thing so boiling them first cuts down the time greatly. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

COACH Heritage Web Leather Messenger Bag (Value $398) #GIVEAWAY ~ Ends 8/15

I teamed up with some awesome bloggers to bring you this guest post giveaway of this Coach bag giveaway. I have never had the pleasure of owning a Coach bag and at my rate, the only way I will ever get one is to win one. Good luck to all you LoveMy2Dog readers!!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

#Blogger Opportunity: BlazePhoto #Giveaway

Blogger Opportunity: Take part in the BlazePhoto giveaway!

Prizes will be 10 licences to BlazePhoto Software ($300 value)


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summertime Sounds Bose SoundDock and 16 GB iPod Nano #Giveaway Ends 7/28

This is a guest post giveaway hosted by Giveaway Promote. I have teamed up with some great  bloggers to bring you this super giveaway!! What I was thinking is that this is something that everyone could use!!

 Welcome to the Summertime Sounds Bose SoundDock and iPod Nano Giveaway!

Hosted by Giveaway Promote.
We've teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway. One lucky person will win a Bose SoundDock Series III digital music system and a 16GB iPod Nano in the color of your choice.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Are Researchers Getting Closer To Understanding #Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia Ribbon photo: Ribbon With Flowers imagesfibroflowers.jpg
Image by gailvereen

           This is good news for us who suffer from Fibromyalgia. I just came across this article that was published June 19, 2013 and it excites me. I know that I don't have Fibro as severe as some people do but the older that I get the more that my Fibro progresses and this I hate. I have tried losing weight thinking that it would help my symptoms to only find out that they didn't change. I tried changing my eating habits to only find out that it didn't help either. I tried swimming and walking to only find out again, no help with symptoms, only some aggravation of my fibro but my overall health was better. So in that case the good outweighed the bad.

Yahoo! Contributor Network
Researchers have discovered a potential biological basis for fibromyalgia in patients' skin. Current treatment uses medications that act solely within the brain. It brings varying degrees of relief. 

Scientists at Integrated Tissue Dynamics LLD (Intidyn) reported their findings in the journal Pain Medicine. Their work was part of an Albany Medical College study on fibromyalgia. The researchers found a unique pathology in the skin of female patients, one they believe could be the biological basis of the mysterious condition, says Medical News Today. 

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), fibromyalgia symptoms can include muscle pain, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, headaches, painful menstrual periods, stiffness in the morning, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, and cognitive problems sometimes referred to as "fibro fog." The disorder affects around 10 million Americans who are at least 18. Eighty to 90 percent are women, NIAMS says. The Intidyn study included only subjects who were women. 

The Mayo Clinic reports that the primary medications prescribed are analgesics, anti-seizure drugs, and antidepressants. Medical providers often encourage patients to make lifestyle changes to reduce stress, get regular exercise, get enough sleep, eat and drink healthy foods and beverages, and pace themselves as far as energy level goes. Some patients use alternative therapies like yoga, acupuncture, tai chi, and massage therapy to manage pain and stress. 

Based on earlier work, the Intidyn team knew that current drugs were designed to work on molecules found in the brain and that similar molecules had a role in how nerve endings on blood vessels work. The research confirmed their hypothesis that fibromyalgia could be based on a pathology involving blood vessels.

Using a special microscope, they studied skin biopsies from the palms of their fibromyalgia subjects. They noted a big jump in sensory nerve fibers at certain sites that are small muscular valves in the skin's blood vessels. The valves are called arteriole-venule (AV) shunts and occur only in the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. 

In the hand, they play a role in regulating body temperature, opening to permit blood to bypass capillaries and save heat and causing the hands to get cold. Under cold conditions, the shunts become especially active, perhaps a reason why the cold bothers fibromyalgia patients so much. The pathology the scientists discovered among the AV shunts and the resulting alteration of blood flow could also be the source of achiness, muscle pain, poor sleep, and cognitive issues linked to the disorder. 

The discovery of a potential biological basis for fibromyalgia should bring emotional relief to patients who were once told the disorder was "all in the head." It's a starting point for the eventual development of new types of treatment and an opportunity for some individuals to get significant relief for the first time.
Vonda J. Sines has published thousands of print and online health and medical articles. She specializes in diseases and other conditions that affect the quality of life.

It would be so nice if they could find a cure for this. Heck I would just be happy if they could find something that would take the pain away and give back my energy and allow me to do things without having to pay for it by being in pain. You know, you learn to live with it and never does a day go by that you are not hurting in one way or another but I try my hardest to not let it stop me but there are days and times that I just have to.

It is the days that I just want to stop everything and do nothing that I feel like I am alone in this thing and nobody understands what I feel. The unexplained pain that moves around in your body from one area to another or the spot where you bumped your shoulder three weeks ago that now flares up and is absolutely killing you with pain for no reason.  All these things that try to drive you insane and nobody understands, not even myself. I won't give up and quit but I just wish some understood. So if you know someone that has fibro, be a little more understanding and remember.....it's not just something that's in their head.

Disclaimer: Information from Yahoo News. I was in no way compensated for this article.

Monday, July 15, 2013

What Is Wrong With Our Country?

Okay, so I need to do a little ranting......

Sanford And Son

We have a new channel on our cable TV that airs the older television shows like Sanford and Son, Hazel, The Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Leave It To Beaver, All In the Family, Father Knows Best, Gidget and many other awesome shows. And well the other day they were showing an episode of Sanford and Son and leave it to Fred to drop the dreaded "N" word, which he did quite often.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Get you #FREE box of Quaker Chewy® Granola Bar Downloadable Coupon today ONLY!

Free Friday Download Pop Crunch

What is Free Friday Download?

An exclusive benefit to having an account online at kroger.com is FREE products (yes, we said FREE!). When you download the free product coupon, it will be loaded directly to your Shopper’s Card and applied at checkout in-store.

How does it work?

  • Visit this page each Friday.
  • On Friday, DOWNLOAD the digital coupon for the free product (make sure to download between 12:01 am and 11:59pm PT). View the coupon under 'My Coupons' in your account online or in the mobile app.
  • You have two weeks to redeem this coupon in store! Pick up the product at your local Kroger store and digital coupon will automatically apply at checkout.
  • Don’t forget to check back each Friday to see what free product is available for download!
  • Save even more with additional digital coupons you can load directly to your card. View All Coupons.

Have more questions about digital coupons? Click here for digital coupon FAQ's

Disclaimer: I received nothing in return for this post. Images and information was received from Kroger's website.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dog Days of Summer #Giveaway #Blogger Opp

Organized by: One Punky Mama
Prize:  $200 Amazon Gift Card
Event dates: 7/29 - 08/19

Sign Up Here

Tell them LoveMy2Dogs referred you!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Buzzworthy Books of Summer iPad Mini Giveaway Event ~ Blogger Opp

Welcome to the Buzzworthy Books of Summer iPad Mini Giveaway Event sponsored by Reader Spoils. This giveaway will begin on Wednesday, July 24th at 12:01am and ends on Wednesday, August 14th at 11:59pm. One winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries to receive a 16GB black iPad Mini valued at $329.99!

(and say LoveMy2Dogs referred you)

  • Each blogger receives 1 free link of choice (Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram)
  • Additional Links can be purchased at $3 each. These links can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Pinterest.
  • We have 4 co-host spots available for $12 each. This includes 2 links for the giveaway event, a back link to your blog on the giveaway page and a page for you to host during the event.
  • The giveaway html will be sent out by Sunday, July 11th and posts must be live by noon on Friday, July 26th. We will send out reminder emails for those who forget to post.
  • Payments can be made via Paypal to childrenteachingmama@gmail.com
(YOU can win prizes, too!!)
  • The blogger who refers the most bloggers to sign up will win a $15 Amazon gift card! Announcements are not mandatory, but are a great way to increase sign-ups so you can win. If you'd like, feel free to cut/paste the event details above as your own announcement post with a link here or to the sign-up form. 
  • An additional $15 Amazon gift card winner will be chosen from the bloggers who post an announcement. So, post an announcement on your blog and you have another chance to win!
This is going to be such a great giveaway and we hope you will be a part of it! Below I have included the button along with html for you to cut and paste into a post or to include on your sidebar. This is not mandatory, but we would love for you to use it and spread the word. You can also share the post with your friends and followers via Facebook and Twitter with the widget at the top of the post. This is a good way to increase sign-ups, which also increases your change to win a gift card!

Make sure to say you were referred by LoveMy2Dogs!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at childrenteachingmama@gmail.com.


50 Shades of M.O.O.N. ~ Blogger Opp

A Lucky Ladybug

People every where are different!  We all have our likes/dislikes; We have our favorite hobbies and interested;  We look different and dress different;  We are parents, children, siblings, and friends.  This is what makes up the Make Our Own Network team of bloggers!  We are the "Strange Kids on the Block" because we do things differently than any one out there.

For our first birthday, we want to celebrate individuality and independence from following the norms.  This giveaway event will be all about exactly that!  Anything goes - prizes can be anything from adult products to childrens' toys to outdoor gear to entertaining gadgets and more.  If you want to see it let us know!  Each blogger will pick their favorite products AND their readers favorites as well!

Sign-ups close 8/1
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.

M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Slow Surrender by Cecilia Tan ~ Book Review (Let me just say WOW!!)


Title: Slow Surrender (Struck by Lightning, Book One)
Author: Cecilia Tan
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
Publish Date: March 15, 2013 (ebook) August 5, 2013 (paperback)



He pushes her sexual boundaries . . . 

The Silver Chain by Primula Bond ~ Book Review


Title: The Silver Chain (Book One of the Unbreakable Trilogy)
Author: Primula Bond
Publisher: Mischief
Publish Date: July 4, 2013


Bound by passion, she was powerless to resist.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Twice Loved by Wanda Brunstetter ~ Book Review

 TwiceLoved Twice Loved
Title: Twice Loved
Publisher: Barbour Books
Publish Date: September 1, 2013

Book Description

Bev Winters’s new job is an answer to prayer and just in time for Christmas – until her boss’s kindness awakens an old longing. Will her pride allow love after loss? Also enjoy a collection of 1940s recipes and handcrafts along with stories and trivia about Christmas 1946.