Friday, January 27, 2023

Nat Geo Kids Weird But True! Birthday Fun Pack Giveaway

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So excited to kick off the year by celebrating a day that everyone loves -- BIRTHDAYS! 

On behalf of National Geographic Kids Books it's my pleasure to offer your outlet the opportunity to win a "Weird But True! Birthday Fun Pack" that is sure to up the fun factor on the big day. 

The fun pack includes a copy of Weird But True! Birthdays, a copy of the gift-worthy Weird But Truel World 2023, an 8" SQUISHY birthday cupcake plush, a crazy straw Weird But True! tumbler, a cake-scented pencil, a delish (and easy!) recipe for party pops and eco-friendly multiuse confetti and paper honeycomb balloon. 


Weird But True! Birthdays  (Paperback, $8.99, ages 8-12) This fun-filled fact book takes the cake! Did you know that on each birthday, you are 31,536,000 seconds older than you were on your last birthday? Or that the winner at the world birthday-cake-eating championship ate 14.5 pounds of cake in just under eight minutes? How about that you likely share your birthday with about 20.8 million other people around the globe?

Unwrap 300 wacky facts and pictures showcasing the hilarious history, crazy coincidences, awesome astrological beliefs, and surprising statistics behind birthdays. You’ll be blown away by the world’s craziest cakes, most elaborate decorations, and most grandiose gifts to ever commemorate a year in the life.


Weird But Truel World 2023 (Hardcover, $24.99, ages 8-12) A 10 out 10 for gift giving! Discover Earth’s strangest animals, natural formations, festivals, ancient wonders, news, and more in this newest addition to the wildly popular Weird But True! family―an annual compendium of everything Weird But True! fans love .. and then some. 

Readers will journey across the seven continents, dive into the ocean, and even blast off into space to discover a whole wide world of weird. From the troll doll bug of Suriname to the Bog Snorkeling Championships in Wales to a technicolor village in Indonesia, Weird But True! World offers an unparalleled, adventure-filled exploration of our world’s amazing uniqueness. 

Giveaway

Enter below to win the Nat Geo Kids Weird But True! Birthday Fun Pack shown above. 

This Giveaway is open to US/CA only. Ends 2/10. Good Luck!

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

4 Simple Things To Learn How To Cook

If you want to improve your cooking repertoire, there are a lot of ways to do that. You can simply try out a few different cuisines that you have not tried before, or you might want to try learning to look at some simple dishes and accompaniments that you have never tried either. If you want to do the latter, there are certainly a few options in particular that you might want to be aware of. Let’s take a look at what those are right now so that you can expand your cooking abilities in no time.

Garlic Butter

Sometimes some of the most delicious sides and accompaniments you can make are also the simplest. This is pretty much the perfect example of that in action. Garlic butter is a very straightforward thing to put together. It’s just a case of melting butter down and combining it with garlic before reconstituting it again, and yet the result can be incredible. It’s also hugely diverse, and able to be used in a wide variety of dishes, so it’s definitely something you should learn to make at some point or another. You’ll find it really does add to a lot of meals. Make your own garlic herb butter and see how it turns out.

Bread

Baking a simple loaf of bread is probably much easier than you assume it to be, and that is something that you are going to want to think about if you want to expand your repertoire. To make a loaf of bread, you need to get some strong bread flour - high in gluten - and then mix it with a packet of dried active yeast and salt in a bowl. Slowly add water and turn the mixture round with your fingers. Then knead it on the table and leave to rise. After that, it’s all about shaping it and baking it - the smell of the home is something else!

Curry

There are of course so many different types of curry that you might want to make, but there are a few essentials that you can consider if you want to make sure that you are learning the essentials to it. More often than not, it’s just a case of frying onions and garlic with your preferred spices and herbs, and then adding in your other ingredients. For a Thai curry, that might be coconut milk followed by your protein of choice. For an Indian curry, it would likely be spicier. But that is the basic way to make a delicious curry, and it’s a great thing to know how to make.


White Sauce

A white sauce or a roux can be used in a lot of different meals, and it’s one of those chef staples that are really good to know about. On paper it’s simple, but it can take practice to perfect it. Generally, however, it’s just adding milk butter and flour together, and whisking until you have it at the right consistency. That’s all there is to it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Viscata Cannes Tote Bag Giveaway!

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Founded in Barcelona, Viscata® is a premium espadrille brand that captures the vibrant Mediterranean spirit through superior craftsmanship, comfort, and style for any occasion. Every pair of their authentic Spanish espadrilles is hand made by artisans in the traditional fashion with a modern twist that brings to life forward-thinking design trends.

Their collection blends this tradition with innovation, adding gorgeous designs, breathable materials, and an array of fun colors and styles to suit you. Inspired by the Mediterranean, you’re not only getting all the style and comfort you’re looking for, but the quality of a handcrafted shoe that is made with soul in Spain.

Cannes Canvas Handbag - Navy $134.95

Practical, stylish and flexible, this two-strap bag can be used as a crossbody bag or a stylish canvas tote. Inspired by the Cote D’Azur, this elegantly simple bag is perfect for strolling down Cannes’ unofficial style catwalk, La Croisette. Available in beige, olive and navy

The Cannes tote bag also features a crossbody strap which makes it even easier to carry and more comfortable to wear. Your new go-to stapler for this season.

Measurements

14.3" (length) x 11.3" (height) x 4.3" (width)

Hand Made With Love

  • Handcrafted and made in Spain
  • 100% organic canvas
  • Premium leather

Easy Care

Use damp cloth with cold water and let air dry




Let us know what you think of this beautiful Tote Bag and be sure to follow Viscata on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Giveaway

Enter to Win the Viscata Cannes Tote Bag, shown above!  Giveaway open to US/CA and ends on 2/8. Good Luck!

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Monday, January 23, 2023

SpunkyJunky 'Feed Your Pet With Love' Pet Bowl Giveaway!

 

Welcome to the SpunkyJunky 'Feed Your Pet With Love' Pet Bowl Giveaway!

2 Winners!

This giveaway is part of our SMGN Valentine's Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

HOST IS:

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My co-hosts for this giveaway are

My co-hosts for this giveaway are A Rain Of Thought, Golden Goose Giveaways, Gifts for all seasons, Home Jobs by Mom, Marksvilleandme, Pink Ninja Blog, SweepsMadness, The Frugal Grandmom, The Stuff of Success, & Versatileer

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

A Rain of Thought, Deliciously Savvy, Freebies Deals & Steals, Giveaway Gator, Golden Goose Giveaways, Home Jobs by Mom, Honey Can Do It, MarksvilleandMe, My Silly Little Gang, Pink Ninja Blog, The Stuff of Success, This Frugal Family, Versatileer

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2 Lucky Winners Will Win A Pet Food Bowl Set From SpunkyJunky! Winners Chooses Color & Size!

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/20/23. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void were prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Baby Magic 'Pamper Your Baby' Bundle Giveaway!

 

Welcome to the Baby Magic 'Paper Your Baby' Bundle Giveaway!

1 Winner!

This giveaway is part of our SMGN Valentine's Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

HOST IS:

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My co-hosts for this giveaway are

My co-hosts for this giveaway are A Rain Of Thought, Golden Goose Giveaways, Gifts for all seasons, Home Jobs by Mom, Marksvilleandme, Pink Ninja Blog, SweepsMadness, The Frugal Grandmom, The Stuff of Success, & Versatileer

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

A Rain of Thought, Deliciously Savvy, Freebies Deals & Steals, Giveaway Gator, Golden Goose Giveaways, Home Jobs by Mom, Honey Can Do It, MarksvilleandMe, My Silly Little Gang, Pink Ninja Blog, The Stuff of Success, This Frugal Family, Versatileer

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1 Lucky Winner will win a bundle of Baby Car products from Baby Magic!

Let's Take A Look At The Products In The Price Bundle:

Baby Magic Gentle Lotion

Ahhh, the smell of a baby is unlike any other and one scent that I can never get enough of. Bring back those memories when you moisturize with Gentle Baby Lotion. The quick absorbing formula contains good-for-you ingredients like anti-oxidant rich Vitamins and hydrating Aloe for healthy, baby-soft skin. Available in 9oz, 16.5oz and 30oz. Winner receives 16.9 ounce size.

Baby Magic Tear-Free Gentle Hair and Body Wash

Get your sweet buttercup clean from the top to bottom with Gentle Hair & Body Wash. Formulated with your delicate baby in mind, Baby Magics tear-free and sulfate-free formula is enriched with nourishing Calendula and Coconut Oil to leave your baby feeling clean and soft. Available in 9oz, 16.5oz and 30oz.

Baby Magic Lavender and Chamomile Calming Baby Lotion

I absolutely love tis formula and use it personally myself! It is the perfect companion to Baby Magics nighttime bath and this Calming Baby Lotion will help baby to wind-down into a restful nights sleep. Specially formulated with soothing Lavender and Chamomile, the hydrating lotion helps keep skin kissably soft for a magical morning. Sleep tight! Available in 16.5oz and 30oz.

Baby Magic Tear-Free Lavender and Chamomile Calming Baby Bath

This Calming Bath is perfection for your babies bedtime routines as it makes bedtime a magical experience. The hydrating and tear-free formula contains Lavender & Chamomile to help whisk baby away into a sweet slumber and keep skin kissably soft. Nighty-night! Available in 9oz, 16.5oz and 30oz.

Baby Magic Creamy Baby Oil Lotion

Care for your baby's precious skin with the sweet, delicate touch of Baby Magic Creamy Baby Oil. The unique blend of gentle lotion and coconut oil will leave skin feeling silky-soft and cuddly. Vitamin-enhanced and full of nourishing ingredients like camellia oil and marshmallow root, this creamy hydrator will keep skin feeling healthy and baby-soft. Made with marshmallow root, known to moisturize and calm skin, and aloe, which soothes and replenishes dry skin's moisture barrier. The quick-absorbing formula also contains hydrating ingredients like coconut oil and sunflower oil and leaves behind the soft, comforting smell of our original baby scent. Baby Magic Creamy Baby Oil is gentle enough for everyday baby skin care use.

1 Lucky Winner Wins All Products Above! Enter Below & Good Luck!

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/20/23. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void were prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

How to Level Up Your Marketing Game

One of the key tenets of every business is to sell its products and services. Even if you have the best product, with the most fantastic customer service, you aren’t going to be successful unless you can sell it to people. 

This is where marketing comes into the picture. You can’t sell anything if nobody knows that your company exists. However, marketing isn’t something that comes naturally to most people. Here are some tips to help you to level up your marketing efforts and get your brand out there.

Branding

The first step to any successful marketing campaign is to make sure that you have a fantastic brand. Your brand is essentially how your company identifies itself, so it has to stand out from your competitors.

When coming up with your product or service, you should figure out what your target market is. Most companies don’t sell to everyone, and most have a niche that they need to appeal to. This should factor into your product design, as well as your brand, and your marketing strategy. Everything comes down to making sure that your product and your company appeal to the right person.

Your brand encompasses a lot of the ways that your company presents itself, and it should run throughout your marketing campaign, as well as other aspects of your company. For example, if you have work uniforms for your employees, then you can have custom embroidered shirts that have your brand front and center.

This means that, while your employees are working or commuting, people will notice your brand. It can also help your employees to work as a team, as a uniform encourages unity. However, it’s important to make sure that your employees understand that, while in uniform, they are representing your company and your brand.

Your brand should include a memorable logo and color scheme that will stand out. As well as being memorable, your brand should also make sense. Find something that relates to your industry, so people will find it easier to link your brand with your products or services.

Your brand is also the personality of your company, in a way, so it should include your company values and mission. These should ideally reflect your personal values and ideals, and will appeal to people who have similar ideas. For example, a family friendly company will appeal primarily to people who have families or value them.

Digital Marketing

With the rise of technology and the internet, companies now have new ways to reach wider audiences and market their products to more people. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of digital marketing options out there, but the trick is to come up with a careful strategy that works best for your business and your audience.

The best place to start is your business website. Many people prefer to buy products online and, even if you offer a local service, a business website is still a vital part of your arsenal. A website gives you an opportunity to present your services to people, and it allows customers to find out what you offer on their terms.

Your website can act as an online store, as well as a portfolio to demonstrate your skills and past services. Ideally, you should show reviews and testimonials from past customers, so that people know about the high standard of service that you offer.

You should also include a blog on your website. Blogs are a fantastic tool for digital marketing, especially when they’re well done. A blog can use SEO strategies to help people to find your website in the first place and, if it’s well-written and engaging, your blog also identifies you as an authority in your field. You can also use the blog to market your products and services.


Another thing that every business should consider is social media marketing. The trick to marketing is to go where the people are, and most people now are on social media. This is especially true of younger audiences, but even most adults and older people have a social media account.

Social media gives you the opportunity to directly promote to your audience. Even better, it can help you to solidify your brand and become more likable. People prefer to buy things from companies that they like and agree with, and social media can help you to learn about what matters to people.
As always, the trick to getting the most out of social media marketing is to have a strategy. Simply having an account isn’t the best way to reach more people.

You need to encourage people to follow your account, and the best way to do this is by having something on offer that they want. This might be deals, information, or even an engaging personality. 

Traditional Marketing

While digital marketing has taken the world by storm, there is still a place for more traditional marketing methods. People still notice billboards and posters, so take advantage of the advertising real estate that you can find. 

The trick is to remember your target market. For example, if you have an older market, then traditional marketing like newspaper ads is still a viable option. However, a younger market might lean towards social media or other forms of digital marketing. 

One option that can work is by getting reviews for your product or service. People listen to other people, so by providing a high standard of care and getting good reviews and feedback, you are also more likely to find more customers.

Word of mouth is the most traditional form of marketing there is, and it’s still one of the most effective. As well as letting word of mouth spread naturally, encourage people to leave reviews and offer promotions if they recommend you to a friend. You can also contact local radio stations and offer interviews or use them to advertise your business. Again, different radio stations will reach different audiences, so choose wisely. 

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Win the Urban Originals Athena Backpack in the Winter Wishes Giveaway Hop!


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Welcome to the Winter Wishes Giveaway Hop hosted by Mama The Fox. This event runs 1/16/ - 1/31. 

Enter below to win the Urban Originals Athena Backpack in Black! Open to US. Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop for even more chances to win. Good Luck!




Made with a blend of vegan leather and recycled materials, Urban Originals is paving the way to better and ethical fashion across the world. You’ll never see animal leathers and fabrics of any kind ever being used, proving that chic and adorable handbags can be kind too.

Athena Backpack by Urban Originals has the amazing feature that it can be worn both as a backpack and as a crossbody thanks to its convertible strap. This style is made in a textured vegan leather and it has two side pockets and one frontal zip one. The inside has plenty of practical compartments.



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Nat Geo Kids Weird But True! Birthday Fun Pack Giveaway

Disclosure: Susie's Reviews receives compensation or products from brands in exchange for the posts on this site. Our opinions are hones...