Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Blogger Opp: July 4th Giveaway Sign Up

July 4th Giveaway Sign Up

July 4th Giveaway Event

Attention bloggers:  This is a free/paid blogger event hosted by Michigan Savings and More. Link is free when you promote the giveaway on your blog and a thank-you for participating in the event. Sign-ups close June 5, 2015.


* Prizes: Various prizes from various sponsors!

Sponsors so far:
  • Hair Nourishing Essentials by RADIATE
  • Kobert International
  • HaveSome Goods
  • clever yoga
  • Alpsy Group
  • Power Tek
  • intelliARMOR The Smarter Screen Protector
  • Easy Peasy Patches Inc.
  • SH&SH
More to be added!

* Event dates: June 8 - July 4, 2015

* Eligibility: Contest is open to US only

* Choice for 1 free link for posting and promoting giveaway (with announcement post)

* Optional additional links are $1 each

* Co-hosts $10 for 5 links plus the 2 free - total 7 links, anything except Google

* Agree to post the giveaway HTML on the date the event begins and promote at least 3x a week

* Please feel free to mention that Jennie from "Jen's Blog of Random Thoughts" referred you.

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Peace Starts With Me: Heart-Mind Celebration

Originally posted on Frog Hollow Community Connections:

On the morning of Thursday, May 21st, we celebrated the Heart-Mind Initiative Project with a wonderful gathering and lunch. The event consisted an overview of the Heart-Mind Index, Frog Hollow’s process and involvement and the community’s engagement. The Heart-Mind Well-Being educates individuals to promote emotional development and well-being in children as well as adults.

We had three community projects that was presented in this celebration:

1) Our Hearts Are Full – with Kyra Dawson

Our Hearts Are FullKyra was not able to make it to the celebration so Eva filled in for her. The project was a non-competitive game board that encourages co-operation instead of competition based on the values of the Heart-Mind Index.

2) Compromisos de Corazon (Commitments of the Heart) – with Ana Lorena and Maria Helena

Commitments of the HeartFor their Spanish drop-in group, they created a beautiful display with special material and they showed us how they implemented the Heart-Mind using each of 5 domains of the heart into their weekly activities. Each color-coded pocket of contains index cards with written thoughts and ideas from parents/caregivers. There are pictures from the activities as well.

3) Expressions of the Heart: The Star Child – with Carrie Yan and Theresa Zhao
The Star ChildTheresa presented the project at this celebration. When all 5 hearts (the 5 domains) are placed together in a circle, a star shape appears in the center. This represents that that child is the star. The display was used in the Family Drop-In programs to remind parents and caregivers how the can do a simple task that shows compassion.

Each of these projects are different, yet all are very good idea and excellent approach to teaching our children about our well-being. We can all learn from each other.

Download a printable Heart-Mind Well-Being Poster here: http://www.heartmindonline.org/sites/default/files/hrt-poster-Print.pdf   You can use this in your home, at school, office, and/or any community centre.

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AMI Clubwear Fashion N' Fun Giveaway

Now that summer is almost here, half the fun is wearing all those cool fashions! AMIClubWear.com can help you with the fashion part and the fun is up to you! Although, if you are the winner here, we can help you with a $50 credit to AMI Clubwear.com, free shipping, plus a $20 PayPal to start things off!


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Monday, May 25, 2015

Silverstein Release New Album "I Am Alive In Everything I Touch"

Silverstein had recently released their highly anticipated album, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, a concept album split into four chapters: "Borealis" (North), "Austeralis" (South), "Zephyrus" (West) and "Eurus" (East). Each track's setting is a different city that geographically falls into that region, with real life recordings of each city incorporated into the songs. The album was recorded at the legendary Metal Works studio in Toronto and is now available for physical and digital purchase. Fans can also stream the album in full with Noisey at this link: http://bit.ly/1Lf9XjB

Silverstein recently released the official music video for their song "Face of the Earth", which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Eksjc3oNZug. The band previously released an official music video for their song "A Midwestern State of Emergency", which can be seen here: http://youtu.be/CW5meu75nQo. Fans can also see the lyric video and listen to another new song "Milestone" at this link: http://bit.ly/18kBrFQ

The band is currently on a special run of album release show tour dates as well as in stores, which kicked off May 16th in Grand Rapids, MI. Joining Silverstein for this run will be special guests, RARITY. A copy of the band's album I Am Alive In Everything I Touch will be included with each ticket purchase.

To purchase tickets to the album release shows, please visit: www.silversteinmusic.com. Silverstein is confirmed to perform all summer on the upcoming 2015 Vans Warped Tour. For a full list of dates and tickets, head to: http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates

Album Release Show - Remaining 2015 Tour Dates
  • Jun-14 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
  • Jun-15 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
Warped Tour Dates
  • Jun-19 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
  • Jun-20 San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • Jun-21 Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
  • Jun-23 Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park
  • Jun-24 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
  • Jun-25 Oklahoma City, OK @ Remington Park
  • Jun-26 Houston, TX @ NRG Park Main St. Yellow Lot
  • Jun-27 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
  • Jun-28 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
  • -Jul-01 Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds
  • Jul-02 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
  • Jul-03 St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
  • Jul-04 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
  • Jul-05 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
  • Jul-06 Jacksonville, FL @ Morocco Shrine Auditorium
  • Jul-07 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
  • Jul-08 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
  • Jul-09 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
  • Jul-10 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
  • Jul-11 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
  • Jul-12 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
  • Jul-14 Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
  • Jul-15 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
  • Jul-16 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
  • Jul-17 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheate
  • Jul-18 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Jul-19 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Jul-21 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
  • Jul-23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
  • Jul-24 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot
  • Jul-25 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • Jul-26 Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
  • Jul-27 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • Jul-28 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
  • Jul-29 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
  • Jul-30 Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
  • Aug-01 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
  • Aug-02 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Parking Lot
  • Aug-05 San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
  • Aug-07 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center
  • Aug-08 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater

iMatter Music Festival, Silverstein headlines:
  • Aug-23 Horseheads, NY @ Chemung County Fairgrounds

Silverstein w/ guests:
  • Sep-24 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Cariola

Boysetsfire, Silverstein, Great Collapse:
  • Oct-01 Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
  • Oct-02 Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
  • Oct-03 London, England @ Islington Academy
  • Oct-04 Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom
  • Oct-05 Munster, Germany @ Skater's Palace
  • Oct-06 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
  • Oct-07 Nurnberg, Germany @ Lowensaal
  • Oct-08 Solothurn, Switzerland @ Kofmehl
  • Oct-09 Vienna, Austria @ Arena
  • Oct-10 Lindau, Germany @ Club Vaudeville
  • Oct-11 Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
  • Oct-12 Berlin, Germany @ Huxley's
Formed in 2000 in Burlington, ON Canada, Silverstein has become as close to a household name as you can get in the post-hardcore scene. The journey from Burlington to over 40 countries manifests itself in the sounds of six full-length albums, countless EPs, and singles- though perhaps never more saliently than it is heard now. Some 1,760 shows, and over one million albums sold have yet to satiate the dynamic five piece, nor their eager listeners worldwide.

Available Now on iTunes Here: http://bit.ly/1BY0oT3
Physical Bundles: www.silversteinmusic.com
Stream the album In Full with NOISEY: http://bit.ly/1Lf9XjB

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Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth

For Paul

Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth

"See You Again" is from the original Furious 7 soundtrack. This is is a tribute song to the late Paul Walker who died in a tragic car crash on November 30, 2013. I really love this song and the lyrics. I've seen the movie, Furious 7, and I was holding in my tears during the ending scene. It was very emotional for many of us. We miss you Paul! Not a day goes by without a thought of him.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Alphabet Photography Review

I recently discovered Alphabet Photography and I absolutely love the idea. It is the ultimate personalized gift with thousands of photos from all over the world! These letter art makes a great addition to any home decor and great gift for any occasion.

Father's Day is just less than a month away so there's still time to send him a unique personalized and framed gift.  I think it's the perfect gift for the dads or husbands.

At first, I wanted to create the word "DREAM", but then I remembered that I already had a wall decal with that word. So then I finally decided with the word "INSPIRE" because these photography artwork inspire me and I love to inspire others with my creativity.

When it was delivered to my door, I was very excited. It was carefully wrapped to protect it from damage. I was very impressed with the quality of both the photographs and the frame it came with. This is absolutely beautiful!

I love every kind of photography. The human alphabet really had my attention. This idea came from Photographer Jennifer Blakeley, who is also the founder of Alphabet Photography Inc. She met with high profile Canadian gymnasts to shape their bodies into all 26 letters of the alphabet.

The Alphabet Photography project was inspired by a children's book called "Alphabet City" published in 1999 by Stephen T. Johnson. Jennifer spent a large part of 2006/2007 traveling North America with only one goal in mind: to collect a complete gallery of photographs that look like letters of the English Alphabet. All of her photographs are of objects found in their natural surroundings that are un-staged and not found in any pre-existing signage. Jennifer and her husband Sam run the business together in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Disclosure: I received my own personalized letter art in exchange of my honest review in this post. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Quote: You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will

"You can, you should,
and if you're brave enough, you will." - Stephen King

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