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Saturday, July 5, 2014

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project, Part 4

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project, Part 4
No, we're not done yet. I forgot a step yesterday. Before I can paint the floor, I have to mix up some ETCH in my new watering can and spread it around the floor (in sections no larger than 10 ft x 10 ft at a time). After letting it sit for a short time, scrub scrub scrub, then rinse, rinse, rinse. The ETCH will help in cleaning the floors. The Degreaser was for removal of grease. ETCH does the rest kinda.

Time For Some Hoops Giveaway

A little late for March Madness, but we have a basketball related giveaway. Check out the games you can get from sponsor Sports Unlimited. Giveaway is for Continental US readers and runs through 7/25. Good luck.
Time For Some Hoops Giveaway
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Time For Some Hoops Giveaway
1 - Winner will win two great Basketball Games

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is happy to team up with the leader in online
Sporting Goods, Sports Unlimited. With the generous  contribution of two
 Sports Unlimited carries a vast assortment of sporting goods including Baseball,Football, Hockey, Volley Ball and much much more. They also carry a excellent
selection of Sports Apparel for the entire family. If your planning to go to a major
league sports event in the future,  then check out their great selection of Fan Zone to
get your game on in style.

Let's Take A Look At These Two Prizes:

Country Bob's Summer Sauce Giveaway

We recently did a review for Country Bob's Sauces. Here's another chance to win some along with a couple of hats. Giveaway is for users in the continental US only and runs through 7/25. Think you'll win? It is some good stuff.
Country Bob's Summer Sauce Giveaway

Proudly Brings You The

  Country Bob's Summer Sauce Giveaway

3- Winners each receive a Assorted Sauce Gift Box, A Country
Bob's Camo Hat and Country Bob's Black Hat.

Blu-Ray the MCway Giveaway

Need some more DVDs/Blu-Ray discs to help pass the time on days like today where it rains the whole day? Thank you Hurricane Arthur. Check out the 10 disc collection. Enter through 7/30 if you want to win. Continental US only. Good luck.
 Blu-Ray the MCway  Giveaway
Enter the Blu-Ray the MCway Giveaway. Ends 7/30.
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 Blu-Ray the MCway Giveaway

1 - Winner receives a  Blu-Ray 10 Disc Collection

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to work with Mill Creek Entertainment to bring
you the Blu-Ray the MCway Giveaway. This great collection of Blu-Ray Discs will provide
you with hours upon hours of great entertainment.

Friday, July 4, 2014

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project Part 3

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project
Part 3 of my DIY project to paint the garage floor. This started with Day 1 where I emptied the garage and degreased half of the floor. Day 2 had me degreasing the other half and starting the concrete patching. I've now finished the rest of the patching. I needed to buy one additional piece of equipment a wire brush for $5. I thought I had one but apparently not.

Educents Discount Weekend

Have you signed up for daily deal emails from Educents? They provide discounted deals related to the education market. Great for the home schooler parent or just someone who wants to give their kid an extra edge. In celebration of the 4th of July, they have a 10% off sale going on for their entire site. Just use discount code Fireworks4JavaJohn. If you purchase over $75 worth of products, you get free shipping, too.

Nyne Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Nyne Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review
I recently had the chance to review the Mini Bluetooth speaker from Nyne. It checks in with a size of 5" x 2.5" x 2.25" (W x D x H) at just over half a pound and retails for just under $50. It comes in four color combinations, black and blue (above), black and silver, black and green, and a more feminine looking white and purple. It has a playtime of 10 hours and a range of 33 feet.

Buy Me Books Giveaway

Do you want to visit Australia? Visit there through Fergus Ferry if you win. US residents have until July 18th to enter to win. The winner gets six Fergus books and an Amazon gift card. You can use the card to buy even more Fergus books if you'd like.

Welcome to the Buy Me Books Giveaway!

Sponsored by:  Fergus Ferry

Hosted by:  Mostly Together Mommy

Whether you have girls or boys, they all like a great story. Action, adventure, and even some great object lessons capture a child's interest and get them learning without even realizing it. 

Fergus Ferry has it all. Fergus is a Ferry that lives in Australia. He spends his days helping his friends and going on some great adventures, like the time he rescues some people from a fire and learns to be brave. Then there is the time races the larger boats and learns to ignore teasing and taunting and do his best. 

#FoodieFriday: Curry Hot Dogs

In honor of DreamWorks Pictures’ new movie THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY starring Helen Mirren, you'll find below their latest #FoodieFriday recipe to help get you excited for the film!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Celebrate Your Independence - Earn on the Go

Celebrate Your Independence - Earn on the Go 
The 4th of July is nearly here, so it's a great time to celebrate by doing whatever your heart desires! That's why Swagbucks has announced the Celebrate Your Independence - Earn on the Go mobile promotion. Don't have the Swagbucks mobile app yet? Download here.

From now until the end of Sunday, July 6th, for every 10 SB you earn on mobile, you will gain an entry into a drawing to win one of ten 500 SB prizes! On Friday, July 4th for #MSBD, you'll get 2 entries for every 10 SB you earn!

For My Art Gallery Giveaway

Heather from "Mommy Only Has 2 Hands" has teamed up with a few other bloggers to give one reader this awesome way of displaying your child's artwork. Please read the review here! The giveaway runs through 7/24 and is US only. It is great if your fridge is stainless steal since magnets don't work there. Just strap it on.
Enter the For My Art Gallery Giveaway. Ends 7/24
You can also check out how others use "My Art Gallery" here:

Presidio Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Enter the Presidio Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 7/16.
We have here a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card, brought to you by Los Angeles senior home care provider Presidio. It runs through 11:59 pm EDT on July 16th, 2014 and is open to US and CA residents. Good luck and spend it wisely if you win.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SunJoe iON Cordless Lawn Mower Giveaway

SunJoe iON Cordless Lawn Mower Giveaway. Ends 7/4.
Enter to win a battery operated #SunJoe iON 40-Volt Cordless Lawn Mower. Say good-bye to the gas can and the cords. You have until 9am on 7/4 to enter.

Another Wusic Portable Power Bank Review and Giveaway

Since our first Wusic Power Bank giveaway is proving to be so popular, I thought I'd give you guys a second chance to win one. That one runs through 7/8. This one, through 7/9. US residents only for both.
Enter the Another Wusic Portable Power Bank Giveaway
I have two cell phones because I cannot stand it when one dies. And seriously the two of those sometimes die and leave me with nothing. I am a very busy blogger and with documents, files, photos, sharing etc... See the full review at The Stuff of Success.
The Wusic Portable Power Bank Charger with Dual USB and LED Light is also the perfect size to either slip into my purse, a pocket, or even tuck it into my sock when necessary (yes I have done that).

Spell It Out Photos Giveaway

Spelling counts in this giveaway. If you win and you spell it wrong, you can pretty much give it the old heave hoe. US residents have until 7/16/14 to enter to win.

Welcome to the Spell-It-Out Giveaway!

Sponsored by:  Spell It Out Photos

Hosted by: Mostly Together Mommy

Enter the Spell It Out Giveaway. Ends 7/16.
Have you ever looked around you and seen the unexpected in ordinary things? Spell It Out Photos does and has created some very special art with what they have found. They have over 1200 images of letters found in ordinary places. These letters are then used to create an unusual plaque. 

Customers can create simply one word, or they can take it a step further and add a favorite quote or phrase to really make it special. You have the option to choose wood, metal, or a poster. You can find a full review from Mostly Together Mommy HERE.

One lucky winner is going to take home a plaque of their own! They will have the option of either a wood or metal quote plaque. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. 18+. One entrant per household, please! The giveaway will end July 16, 2014

*This blog was not compensated for promoting this giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Converting Personal Pinterest Account to Business Account

Converting Personal Pinterest Account to Business Account
Do you use Pinterest for commercial gain, like redirecting people back to your blog which has advertising and sponsored posts? According to their terms of service, you must have a business account, not a personal one. While you can certainly create a second account just for your blog, if you've attracted a considerable following, you don't want to start from scratch again. Here are steps you need to convert your account.
First, go to top left and press the icon with the three little lines. This opens up a big menu of options. Across the bottom line is Businesses. Select that.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blast Zone Magic Castle Giveaway

Welcome to our latest giveaway of a bounce house from Blast Zone. With 90 degree temperatures in Boston this week, it is finally time to break out the water slide we got in the spring. Now if only my son can be healthy enough... Enter through 7/30 for your chance to win. US residents only.
Enter the Blast Zone Magic Castle Giveaway. Ends 7/30.
Free For All is excited to bring you the Blast Zone Magic Castle Giveaway!
Check out BlastZone on Facebook!

Picaboo - $45 Voucher For Only $15!

Picaboo - $45 Voucher For Only $15! 
Have you ever used Picaboo for your photo printing needs? While I like the freebies I post about, Picaboo has a fantastic deal going on now where you only pay 1/3 the price. For just $15, you can buy $45 worth of product. Promotional value expires November 6th, so you have plenty of time to collect up those summer pictures.

Summertime Fun Giveaway

Welcome to what promises to be one of the hottest giveaways of the summer! This is the Summertime Fun Giveaway hosted by Life in a House of Testosterone and Friends! Get ready to have some fun, because we're taking celebrating summer to a whole new level this year with over $1,800 in prizes to be won thanks to some last minute contributions to our prize packages! You can view a complete list with photographs of the prize packages here.
Enter to win the Summertime Fun Giveaway. Ends 7/15.

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Co-Hosted by:

I want to take a moment to thank our absolutely wonderful list of sponsors that are participating in this event!

Summer Movie Night Spectacular Giveaway

Do you frequently find yourself breaking out the DVD player to entertain the family? If so, here's a giveaway you really want to enter. Just check out all the DVDs being offered in the four prize packs. Continental US residents have until 7/21 to enter. Good luck.

Summer Movie Night Spectacular Giveaway

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Summer DVD Spectacular Giveaway

4 - Winners

Grand Prize Package:
45 Children and Family DVD Movie Package
(Including Mill Creek Ent Package Shown Below)
1 - Nostalgia Electrics Coca Cola Hot Air Popcorn Maker
1 - 2 Pack Movie Night Scoop Boxes of Popcorn and Snacks
Second Place Package:
15 Children and Family DVD Movie Package
1 - EZ Popcorn Maker
 1 - 2 Pack Movie Night Scoop Boxes of Popcorn and Snacks

Third Place Package:
5  Children and Family DVD Package
1 - EZ Popcorn Maker
 1 - 2 Pack Movie Night Scoop Boxes of Popcorn and Snacks

Fourth Place Package:
1 - EZ Popcorn Maker 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Best Buy E-Gift Card $100 Giveaway

Do you shop at Best Buy much? If you shop in their store, make sure you take advantage of their price matching ability. Here's a chance for one person to win two $50 gift cards. For continental US only, you have through July 14th to enter to win.
Enter to win the Best Buy E-Gift Card $100 Giveaway. Ends 7/14.
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Co-hosted by:

One lucky winner will win

Best Buy E-Gift Card $100
(2 code $50 each, can be used together in store or online)

Fresh Fruit Bowl Giveaway

Are you a big fruit person in the summer? Check out the host's post on her apple pie and read up more on the bowl there. Or, just enter to win your own below. US residents have until 7/27 to enter to win.
Welcome to the Fresh Fruit Bowl Giveaway
Sponsored by: Bed Bath & Beyond
Enter the Fresh Fruit Bowl Giveaway. Ends 7/27.
Disclaimer: Individuals can enter the Good Cook Fresh Fruit Bowl contest on multiple participating blog sites to increase their chances of winning. However, one prize will be awarded per promotion. If an individual wins a Good Cook prize on two or more bloggers’ sites, they will only qualify to receive one prize. Limit one Good Cook win every 6 months.

End of Month Giveaways

We have lots of giveaways ending today. Don't miss out.

Buy $14 Movie Ticket for $6.99

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project Day 2

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project Day 2
Yesterday, we had Day 1 of my EpoxyShield journey. Today, we have Day 2. (Part 3 was posted later in the week, as was Part 4). I discovered yesterday that we needed their Concrete Patch & Repair product as there are many cracks in the floor. And, I only got around to degreasing half the floor. So, for today's journey, it started with heading to the home improvement store to buy the repair kit and wrap up the degreaser work once back home.

I Can See! Verilux Lamp Giveaway!

I would never spend $200 on a desk lamp personally, but, hey, I'll certainly enter to win one. Actually, I haven't used a desk lamp in a long time. Perhaps my son will need one once he gets a desk in his room.  Do you have a need for one? If so, enter below. US residents only. Giveaway ends 7/14.

Welcome to the I Can See! Giveaway!

Sponsored by:  Verilux

Hosted by:  Mostly Together Mommy

Enter the I Can See! Verilux Lamp Giveaway! Ends 7/14.
If you have ever spent a significant amount of time looking at small print in a book, or counting stitches in a piece of needlework, you know the strain it can have on your eyes. The Heritage Natural Spectrum Desk Lamp was designed in response to that eye strain.

This special lamp uses an optix lens to diffuse light to reduce glare, eyestrain, and fatigue. Such a special lamp deserves to look special also, so it comes in an antique brushed nickel, with a head that can swivel 350 degrees. The height is adjustable between 11.5" and 17.5", allowing you to easily adapt it for your own purposes.

Outdoor Classics Bravado Mesh Fire Pit Giveaway

We've done fire pits giveaways in the past and they've always been popular. Here's your chance to win another one. This one is covered. If you're in the continental US, you have until 7/20 to enter to win. Good luck.
Outdoor Classics Bravado Mesh Fire Pit Giveaway
Enter the Outdoor Classics Bravado Mesh Fire Pit Giveaway. Ends 7/20.
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 Outdoor Classics Bravado Mesh Fire Pit Giveaway


Holiday Contest and Sweeps is honored to have the opportunity to work with a great new
 sponsor, Serenity Health. They have generously provided one of their Outdoor Classics
 Bravado Mesh Fire Pit's to one lucky reader.

Serenity Health & Home D├ęcor based in Eau Claire, WI provides thousands of stress-free and relaxation and home decor products.  They want you to find products that truly calm, relax and bring serenity into your life and beautify your home both indoors and out.  You will also find true relaxation with our water fountains, bean bag furniture, natural alarm clocks, hammocks, fire pits, wind chimes and spinners.

With the arrival of Summer many of us will enjoy those summer nights with your friends
and family. Nothing is more relaxing than having a great fire pit to gather around. They
are also great for roasting hot dogs or marshmallows.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Home Art Studio Giveaway

We don't home school, but I'm always at awe of all the material that is available if you do. Much of it also works well over the summer to prevent loss of what was already learned. Here's what looks like an interesting art education program for just such a purpose. US and Canada residents can enter and  you have through 7/13 to enter.

Home Art Studio Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness
Sponsored by Home Art Studio
Enter the Home Art Studio Giveaway. Ends 7/13.

The Home Art Studio program is a DVD based art education program specifically designed for homeschooling families. It is designed to increase students’ love and appreciation of the visual arts while enhancing a child’s ability to problem solve, think creatively, and truly see the world around them.

Lucas Kawasaki KX450F Giveaway

Lucas Oil is giving away a Kawasaki motorcycle. Enter for your chance to win before 8/23/14. $8,699 value.

They Might Be Giants Album Free

They Might Be Giants Album Free
I may be showing my age here but you can now download the live version from 2013 of the 1986 breakout album (the pink album) from the group They Might Be Giants.

Win a Dream Home Gym

Win a Dream Home Gym  
Enter to win a dream home gym from Publishers Clearing House, worth up to $25,000. Enter through 8/20/14. Good luck.

ToiletTree Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Take 2

A short while ago, I did a review of a rechargeable toothbrush from ToiletTree. I am now using my second toothbrush from them. The first stopped working reliably. I contacted their customer service from the contact form on their site and told them of the problem. They got back to me fairly quickly, mentioned it sounded like a defective unit, and asked for my address to send a new unit. Within a week of contacting them, I am up and running with a new unit. The way the new one feels brushing, it actually feels like I may have had a defective unit from the start. This one feels like it just has so much more power than the first.

NetGear Godzilla Giveaway

Ran across this NetGear / Godzilla giveaway with a top prize of a trip to Hollywood. Would actually rather win one of the five first prizes of new networking gear for the home. This ends 6/30 so last chance to enter.

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project Day 1

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Rust-oleaum Epoxyshield Garage Floor Coating Kit
My wife had this great idea that it was time to redo our garage floors. We've lived here 10 years and let's just say the floors have seen better days. The kind folks at Rust-oleum, the company behind EpoxyShield, offered me enough of their Garage Floor Coating Kit and their Heavy Duty Degreaser to handle our two-car garage. The project is a multi-day affair, and here is what happened on the first day for me.