Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
CSNLighting.com is a great source for stylish and functional outdoor lighting fixtures. They offer a range of styles from outdoor chandiliers to outdoor table lamps and flood lights. Below are some of the great finds CSNLighting.com offers that will make your outdoor living space beautiful.
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Contest ends Sunday June 6 at 7:00 pm EST.
Congratulations to Amy our CSNstores.com $60.00 gift card winner!!!!!!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
This is a great day to celebrate math with your children. From playing math games to participating in local event help give your children an appreciation of this mathematical concept and other math related activities.
March 14th is also Einstein's birthday. Another reason to celebrate as he is is regarded as the father of modern physics and is considered one of the most influential scientists of all time.
Look for our upcoming review of the new LeapFrog DVD Math Adventures to the Moon. A game that makes math fun for children.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The Arthritis National Research Foundation has been providing research grants for over 40 years to young scientists who dedicate their careers to the treatment, cure and end of arthritis.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Shara from MommyPerks.com is one of the people who has generously supported our Locks of Love campaign on the MommyPerks.com website as well as their Facebook page. While discussing our promotion with Shara I learned that she has donated hair to Locks of Love and is another inspiring story we wanted to share with you.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Every year KIWI Magazine sponsors the Great Young Chef contest and right now they are searching for the next Great Young Chef.
The contest is open to all boys and girls ages 4 years to 17 years old. Each contestant must submit a video of them making their own original recipe or a photo of the finished product. Recipes must be included with the video or photo submissions. KIWI Magazine's sponsor's ingredients must be included in the original recipe. Click here for a link of sponsors.
- Grand Prize: $2500.00 and a feature in KIWI Magazine
- First Prize: $1500.00 and a feature in KIWI Magazine
- Second Prize: $500.00 and a feature in KWI Magazine
- Honorable Mention" $250.00
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Deborah is a grandmother of ten and last August found out she was going to soon be a grandmother to eleven. Enjoying the moment of finding out about another child on the way and still feeling young at heart Deborah felt it was time for a grandma makeover. For years, she had “hippie” hair that went down to her waist and just got comfortable with her style. It was something she just had not changed in years and when thinking about doing it was nervous. What would she look like, what new style to choose and how much would it cost were all things Deborah was concerned about.
When she decided to take the plunge and cut her hair Deborah had one condition. Her cut hair was going to be donated to Locks of Love. At the end of August 2009 Deborah took the plunge, her granddaughter braided her hair and her daughter cut the long braid off. For the first time in years Deborah had chin length hair.
“Giving it to Locks of Love was my one condition to my family in agreeing to cut my hair. I would only cut it if it went to Locks of Love because I know what these kids suffer through. There was a time I was losing my hair because of medications I was taking. It's a horrible feeling. But it stopped and thanks to some terrific friends who supported me my hair all came back.”
Like so many others Deborah has shared her love and given a smile to a child who otherwise might not have one.
If you would like to read more about Deborah you can visit her at her blog, Babas Farm Life, http://babasfarmlife.blogspot.com/
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Meet Mike Wohlberg who donated his hair to Locks of Love. We all need to applaud him for his generosity and thank him for making a difference for a child in need. Mike's story is below in his own words.
My first encounter with the Locks of Love Foundation occurred during a high school pep rally. Mr. Magyarics, the school’s sociology and psychology teacher, was going to have his head shaved at the end of the function as the main event. Mr. Magyarics was the school’s “cool guy”: he had a classroom covered in offbeat posters, sported tattoos and earrings, and had signature waist long hair that he kept tied back at all times in a very tight braid. The students were very excited for the event. In an additional twist, tickets were being sold offering the chance for one student to cut off his braid and shave off the rest of his hair. Come the day of the rally I was curious to see the outcome, but not really sure what the purpose of it was. I wrote it off as little more than a quirky and inexpensive way to really entertain the student body. A student was chosen (not I) and a few minutes later the high school gymnasium was filled with a chorus of whoops and hollers as one of our teachers was shaved clean. There were two things I learned that day. One, Mr. Magyarics’ head was not that dissimilar in shape to that of a potato. More importantly, however, it was announced that his famous ponytail was to be donated to the Locks of Love Foundation. I kept the information stored in the back of my mind for many years.
Fast forward eight years. It’s now 2009, I’m graduated from college, and I have a long mane of my own owed to 2 years without a trim. I was quite attached to my hair (easy joke), but knew that all good things must come to an end and started planning a donation of my own. After a little research simply by going to locksoflove.org I discovered how easy it was to donate to the organization. All that was required of me was that I have a minimum of 10” of hair tied in a tight braid placed in a dry plastic bag and mailed through the normal postal service to the address provided on the site. I went to the local barber, told them what I had in mind, and a mere ten minutes later I walked out with my hair in a plastic bag and a streamlined ‘doo. I mailed out the package a few days later and that was that. As an additional treat for my parents, I timed my hair cut to coincide with Mother’s Day and surprised them during my next visit. It was like a Christmas and birthday present rolled into one for my father.
Though it’ll be quite some time before I have the same waist long hair style of yesteryear, I can’t recommend this kind of donation enough to anyone capable of contributing. It’s one of the few renewable resources we have available and if given the opportunity there’s no reason not to pitch in. It demands so little of us and yet makes a great difference in the life of someone in need.
If you have donated hair or know someone who has we would love to share your story. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a story to share.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
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Contest Ends Friday February 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm EST.
Winner will be chosen using Random.org
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CONGRATULATIONS TO CRISTINICOUPONCRAZY FOR WINNING OUR HAIR ACCESSORY GIVEAWAY!!! WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR NEW HAIR ACCESSORIES.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Locks of Love is a wonderful organization that provides hair prosthetics to children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition. These children are also financially disadvantaged. Not only does the hair piece these children receive provide them with hair it helps restore self esteem that was lost due to their medical condition and the resulting side effects.The average retail cost of a hairpiece is between $3,500-$6,000. Locks of Love pays this for this and is able to do so based on donations received. As mother's we can all imagine the pain and suffering these children endure and pain their parents must experience watching their children suffer. Sometimes it seems like we can't help but we can.
During February 2010 which represents the month of love, Little Miss Julia wants to show our love to these children by providing a donation of 20% of our total online sales. Please visit our site, view our collection and if you see something you like we would love for you to help us reach our goal of giving Locks of Love a generous donation.
If you don't have an interest in purchasing but believe this is a good cause we would love your help in promoting this event. A blog post, a facebook post or a tweet directing people to Little Miss Julia would be greatly appreciated.
Over the upcoming weeks we will be introducing you to people who have donated their hair to Locks of Love. They are all heroes and have helped make a significant difference in a child's life.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Going forward for the next several weeks, each Wednesday is going to be Wonderful Women Wednesday. I am going to introduce some of these inspiring, fun, supportive women to you.
I have written about her before but feel she deserves another mention for all the great work she is doing. Cooper Monroe is the co-founder of "Mom Sends the Message", a national public service campaign aimed at educating moms on the dangers of distracted driving. I first got introduced to “Mom Sends the Message” by an email asking people become ambassadors for the cause. I was happy to participate and wrote a blog post. The work Cooper and her partner Emily McKhann were doing was so inspiring and important they made me want to do more to help. Since then I have worked at a local level to help bring awareness to the campaign. Cooper and Emily deserve a huge round of applause. They are working hard on brining to light the dangers distracted driving presents on our roads. The "Mom Sends the Message" website, www.momsmsg.com profiles victims’ stories, outlines new and pending laws and highlights media coverage distracted driving receives.
Jump on board, visit momsmsg.com, take the pledge to not drive while distracted and get inspired to help make your community a safer one.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Words to Sweat By are unique and fun workout towels that will add humor and fun to your workout routine. These 100% cotton white terry cloth towels are all embellished with phrases that are sure to give you a chuckle during your workout. Phrases are either motivational or funny and are stitched on top of bold, colorful appliqués.
Some phrases currently available include:
- I am a body in motion.
- I am NOT an immovable object
- Dancing my butt off, literally
- There will be no jiggle in my wiggle
- C is for crunches not cookies
Not only are these great towels for your own personal use but they make great gifts. Help encourage a friend while working out by giving one of these great towels. Thank your trainer or class instructor with a humorous saying. For those trainers and gym owners out there, what better way to reward a client for reaching their goal then with a fun workout towel?
Towels come wrapped in a drawstring organza bag and are reasonably priced at $8.00.
You now have the chance to win one of these great towels and the winner will be able to choose which saying they want based on the items in stock.
Go to Words to Sweat By, come back here and tell us which saying you like.
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Contest ends Sunday, January 17th at 8:00 pm EST.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO DREAMSCAPES BABY FOR WINNING THE WORDS TO SWEAT BY WORKOUT TOWEL!!!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
This album has received numerous awards and recognition including the following:
- Winner of the 2009 National Parenting Publications GOLD Award
- Winner of the Film Advisory Board 2009 Award of Excellence
- Winner of the 2009 Parents' Choice Recommended Award
- Celebrated Winner of a 2009 iParenting Media Award
- Winner of the 2009 Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award
- Awarded the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal by the Dove Foundation
In 1994, Jonathan Sprout read a newspaper article that revealed that America's youth saw their heroes as being characters such as Bart Simpson and Beavis & Butthead. He started to think about whom our true heroes were and why they were not on the list. After some thought, Sprout decided to write songs for children about true American heroes and the American Hero's series was born.
Jonathan Sprout has written over 30 songs about true American heroes and has performed them in front of elementary school across the entire East Coast of America. Heroes included in his works are politicians such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson; athletes including Jackie Robinson and Wilma Rudolph; scientists like Jonas Salk and Thomas Edison; civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass and Cesar Chavez as well as many others historical heroes.
Children are entertained by the fun music while also learning about important people in our history. I have listened to his songs and they are enjoyable.
Congratulations Jonathan Sprout on your nomination. We will keep our fingers crossed and we wish you the best of luck on Sunday, January 31, 2010.
To learn more about Jonathan Sprout and to view his album click here