Waiting in Wonder & Curious George – Dream Nursery Giveaway Hop!

Waiting in Wonder pregnancy journal and Baby Curious George board book giveaway from Vicki-Arnold.com

A Giveaway!

Today I am happy to be bringing you a giveaway that is part of the Dream Nursery Giveaway Hop hosted by Intoxicated on Life. You can read more about the Grand Prize below. First, I’m going to tell you what I’m giving away!

I have a sweet pregnancy journal called Waiting in Wonder and a cute Baby Curious George board book with a cd. The pregnancy journal is a devotional, the subtitle is Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting, and it is written by Catherine Claire Larson. The Baby Curious George book with cd has music from Mozart and Bach, 25 minutes of listening time total.

Enter to win them in in the Giveaway Tools widget below and then the scroll on down to get the rest of the giveaways!

Dream Nursery Giveaway!

This giveaway is part of the Dream Nursery Giveaway hosted by Breastfeeding Place, Intoxicated on Life, and Atta Mama! Be sure to visit each of the blogs on the linky below to have the chance to win many more fabulous prizes for your new baby.

Enter the Dream Nursery Giveaway! Win over $1000 worth of amazing prizes for your new bundle of joy.

Grand Prize Giveaway

Our hosts have put together a grand prize worth more than $1,000 to help one lucky new mama as she gets started with her baby.

Dream Nursery Giveaway Grand Prize!

Naturepedic

Naturepedic has become the standard for safe and healthy organic baby and children’s mattresses. Naturepedic products eliminate hazardous chemicals found in conventional mattresses while offering a more natural and non-toxic alternative for parents. In addition, Naturepedic does not sacrifice critical features and benefits such as waterproofing and a hypoallergenic design.

Lightweight Series crib mattress of the winners choosing! $329

Go Mama Go: Wonder Bumpers

Go mama Go offers crib bedding alternative that is scientifically proven and is also excluded from all bans on the sale of crib bumpers! Quality, design and safety are the backbone of their company. These features shine through their transitional, superior nursery products that will provide you and your children safety, comfort and beauty for years to come.

38 Set or 38 pack Wonder Bumper Sets of the winners choosing! $249

Nurture Imagination

Nurture brand products bring diverse and imaginative style to your baby’s nursery by fostering one-of-a-kind relationships with artists, designers, and product thinkers everywhere. Nurture provides high quality nursery decor and accents to brighten any early morning. Providing safe products that encourage the joyful growth and development of little ones is Nurture Imagination’s number one goal. Innovative thinking keeps mom and dad happy, too!

“Nest” Crib Set $179

The Green Mama

Manda Aufochs Gillespie is the green mama. She has been working on things green for 20 years: including helping one of North America’s largest green daycares, a multi-million dollar green building project in an urban ecovillage, and hundreds of individual families. She has appeared as the “green guru” in numerous media sources including on ABC and HBO and her Green Mama book is being published by Dundurn this June. You can ask her your questions at www.thegreenmama.com. 

Detoxify Your Nursery Consult $75

Swaddle Designs

Swaddle Designs was created by Lynette Damir, a registered nurse with an education in design. As a nurse she was often approached by new mothers looking for assistance in swaddling their newborns. In an effort to help parents provide that perfect earth-side transition to their babies, Swaddle Designs was born. Not only are these products eco-friendly, but also an affordable choice for products made in the USA.

SwaddleDuo $38

Ultimate Receiving Blanket $25.00

Fit2B

Fit2B offers wholesome workouts to the whole family. Stream affordable TummySafeâ„¢ fitness anywhere, anytime! With members worldwide, we provide unlimited access to almost 100 routines, and our family-friendly focus keeps things modest, safe and fun for all ages. We are passionate about standing in the gap for those who have been led to believe that they will always look pregnant or will always leak when exercising. We are here to let people know how to heal their split tummy muscles while offering ways to workout if you have a gap in your gut.

6 Month Membership $59.95

Little Me Apparel

Little Me clothing has an age-appropriate approach to the world of baby fashion. Made to promote the age of exploration and discovery, everything is designed to keep babies comfortable and snuggly. Little Me uses soft fabrics like cotton, terrycloth, and velor to enhance a child’s natural inclination to move and explore his or her world.

3 Ballerina or Safari Little Me Footies $48

Weeding Out Wheat Launch Giveaway!

‘Tis the time of year that many people start thinking about their health. One of the most hotly discussed issues of today is the issue of wheat and/or gluten. My friend Trisha and her husband Luke have written a book called Weeding Out Wheat: A Simple, Scientific, Faith-Based Guide. This book aims to break down the scientific facts into terms that everyone can understand from a Biblical perspective.

To celebrate the launch of the book (which is available on Amazon for $1.99 right now), they have organized a fun giveaway that I’m just going to let them tell you about.

Weeding Out Wheat Launch Giveaway

Are you preparing to change your health for the better in 2014? Let us help! One change you can make in your life that could result in significant health benefits is going wheat-free. The book Weeding out Wheat is now available and we are celebrating with a BIG GIVEAWAY and SALE!

Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win $600 worth of healthy living products!

For the next two days only, the book Weeding Out Wheat is on sale!

It's a New Year! Make some new changes with this awesome giveaway. AND Pick up a DISCOUNTED copy of Weeding out Wheat to find out why taking wheat out of your diet could make a huge impact. $600 value ends 1/7/14

Bulk Herb Store

Making Vegetables Vol. 1 Book and the Making Vegetables Seed Kit $120 value

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Bulk Herb Store carries the finest organic teas, tinctures, spices, salves, and educational resources. Live and learn well with experienced herbalist, Shoshanna Easling’s free recipes, remedies, research aid, and educational DVDs at BULK HERB STORE. At the Bulk Herb Store we want to teach you what we know and inspire you to learn and research beyond that with our homemade concoctions, our experiences, and the tested wisdom of others. It is fun, easy, and above all, a great way to keep your family healthy and happy.

NuNaturals

See package details below: $110 value

NuNaturals

NuNaturals is an Oregon company serving our customers for 25 years with QUALITY, ALL-NATURAL products. We offer approximately 80 products from Bilberry to Xylitol.  Our Flagship Brand is NuStevia. These NON-BITTER Stevia products are available in convenient Packets for your “On-The-Go” needs and a full  line of Stevia Liquid Extracts you can measure by the drop. These products have ZERO calories and safe for Diabetics. NO artificial, anything, and we absolutely guarantee that what is on our label is contained in the product & NO more. We pledge the very best of customer service that matches the Quality of the products we offer.

  • 100 packet box NuStevia packets
  • Lemon NuStevia Liquid
  • Orange NuStevia Liquid
  • Peppermint NuStevia Liquid
  • Cherry Vanilla NuStevia Liquid
  • Alcohol Free Clear NuStevia Liquid
  • Cherry NuStevia Liquid
  • 2.75 oz bottle of NuStevia No Carb Powder
  • 1 pound package of NuGrains Oat Fiber
  • 8 oz package of  NuNaturals PreSweet Tagatose
  • NuStevia Vanilla Stevia Liquid

NuNaturals is offering a discount to all of my readers. Use the code: BLG0614 to receive a 15% discount your entire order (expires June 30, 2014). Online ordering customers may also receive free shipping to the continental U. S. on all orders exceeding  $ 35.00 after discounts.

Young Living Oils

Thieves Giveaway

Bottle of Thieves Essential Oil and Essential Chefs: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Essential Oils in Your Kitchen: $73.00 value

Young Living Essential Oils is a leader in providing quality, therapeutic grade essential oils. They have helped to bring essential oil use back to modern times. There is almost an essential oil for anything and they can be used for health, cleaning, pet care and more. It is a comfort to have something on hand to deal with nearly any situation.

Redmond Trading Co.

Variety Pack from Redmond Trading (see details below): $64.00 value

Redmond

Real products for real people. At Redmond we believe nature has it right with products–and that we can’t improve upon nature. This principle, and a passion for wellness, is the philosophy behind all of our Redmond products. We keep them simple, clean, and real–just the way nature intended.

  • 10 oz. Real Salt shaker
  • 4 oz. Real Salt Organic Seasoning shaker
  • Tube of Peppermint Earthpaste
  • Bottle of Redmond Clay Daily Detox
  • Tube of Redmond Clay Facial Mud

Fit2B

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6 month subscription to Fit2B: $59.94 value

Fit2B offers wholesome workouts to the whole family. Stream affordable TummySafeâ„¢ fitness anywhere, anytime! With members worldwide, we provide unlimited access to almost 100 routines, and our family-friendly focus keeps things modest, safe and fun for all ages. We are passionate about standing in the gap for those who have been led to believe that they will always look pregnant or will always leak when exercising. We are here to let people know how to heal their split tummy muscles while offering ways to workout if you have a gap in your gut.

Artisana from Premier Organics

2 full sized jars of nut butters and an assortment of pouches: $55.00 value

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Premier Organics, headquartered in Oakland, California and the makers of Artisana organic foods, was founded in 2002. With devotion to sustainable living and our community, we support the organic and living foods movement, the Earth and her forests. We try to buy our ingredients as close to the farmer as possible. In many cases we are able to buy straight from the organic farmers. It’s a choice. It’s how we operate. It’s how we live our lives.

The facility is free of peanuts, gluten, soy, and dairy and operates under strict food safety protocol.

Simple Mills

Variety pack of 2 of each of their 3 mixes (banana, pumpkin, and chocolate): $53.50 value

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Simple Mills is a small business out of Atlanta that makes Almond Flour Muffin Mixes.  Unlike traditional gluten-free baked goods that are loaded with sugar or flours with a large blood sugar impact, Simple Mills products are made with low-glycemic flours and sweeteners (almond flour and coconut nectar).  The products are also gluten-free, grain-free, non-GMO, soy-free, and dairy-free!  In fact, the only ingredients in the mixes are almond flour, arrowroot powder, coconut nectar, aluminum-free baking soda, celtic sea salt, and a base (fair-trade cocoa, dried banana, or dried pumpkin – depending on the mix flavor).  No funny, hard-to-pronounce additives or unnatural ingredients!  And because the ingredients are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and nutrition, the products not only taste great, they also make you feel great! 

Bloom Naturals

Nourish body moisturizers and hand relief: $40 value

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Welcome to Bloom Naturals, health food for skin! I am a homeschooling mother of 4 boys who was amazed to learn of all the harmful and useless ingredients found skin care. In my years of research to understand how ingredients are manufactured, extracted, and refined, I found a disconnect between the message companies were trying to send me with ingredients listed on their bottles. Many claim the safety of products but in most cases that is far from the truth. Out of frustration, I began to make my own products committing to being a company where my message of safe, healthy & effective aligns with each of the ingredients I use.

My soapbox is a passion for providing the healthiest, most effective products by using only ingredients found in nature, never a laboratory. Because I never add fillers (like water) or toxins, you are only paying for safe, beneficial & nourishing ingredients. Who doesn’t want that! 

Begin the journey of restoring dull, tired, aging, and irritated skin while enjoying 20% off your order as our gift to you. Use coupon code WOWBOOKLAUNCH for a 20% discount (expires January 15th).

Vision Herbs and Gifts

4 oz lotion of winner choice, 4 oz skin relief cream,1 lip balm of winners choice: $12.00 value

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Vision Herbs and Gifts is a small business run by a mother and daughter team located in small town Pennsylvania.  They make good for your skin lotions, creams, salves, lip balms, and herbal tea blends. 

Whole New Mom

4 oz bag of soap nuts: $8.10 value

Soap Nuts

Whole New Mom – No Nonsense Health in Today’s Toxic World with Special Diets, Whole Living, Autism, Autoimmune, and More. 

Facebook Party: January, 7 2014

Join us on Monday, January 6th for a facebook party and more chances to win prizes! We’ll be talking about the health changes you may see from taking wheat out of your diet as well as the challenges this may present. Be sure to follow Whole New Mom on facebook and join us for conversation and prizes from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.

Weeding Out Wheat Book Launch Facebook Party

Looking for Support & Encouragement in Wheat-Free Living?

Weeding Out Wheat Facebook GroupJoin the Weeding out Wheat facebook group. We offer encouragement, support, recipes, and information for those who are wheat-free veterans, newbies, and those who are just looking for information before diving in.

A Big Christmas Shopping Spree Giveaway!

A BIG Christmas Shopping Spree Giveaway!

It’s time for another BIG giveaway here! I love partnering with other bloggers to bring you awesome giveaways like this one! Three winners will receive a $250 Amazon gift card!! Winners will have their gift cards in time for Black Friday shopping deals to make the most bang for your buck! So let’s get to it!

A Big Christmas Shopping Spree Giveaway

I hope you haven’t done all your shopping for Christmas already… if you have you may want to buy a big ticketed item for the whole family!

I’m so excited to bring to you, A Big Christmas Shopping Spree Giveway, where 3 readers will each win their own $250 Amazon Gift Card to go on a shopping spree that they will never forget.

Let me introduce you to the wonderful sponsors of this amazing giveaway that you will not want to miss out on:

Teachers of Good Things | Beyond the Cover | Homeschool Giveaways and Freebies | The Chaos and The Clutter | Intoxicated on Life | Simply Sherryl | Golden Reflections Blog | The Vicki Arnold Blog | Wildflower Ramblings | Kids Yoga Stories | Moola Saving Mom | Growing Up Triplets | Life Coaching & More | Daze of Adventures | Family, Faith and Fridays | Stretching a Buck | Susie Homeschooler | Frugal Homeschool Family | The Teaching Mama | For This Season | Raising the Barrs | Grace Tells Another Story | Mom’s Mustard Seed | Raising Lifelong Learners | Surviving the Stores | How to Homeschool for Free | Whole New Mom | Natural Beach Living | The Encouraging Mom | i Dream of Clean | Abundant Life | Psycho with 6 | Angie Rgy

Here is how the Big Christmas Shopping Spree Giveaway works:

  • A big giveaway deserves big entry options – Between November 12th through November 18th, you can come back and registered for as many options as you desire until you have entered all of them that you desire to enter.
  • Enter some entries more than once – You can add a new comment on a different blog every day, so visit more of the sponsors and leave a comment to have another entry! You can even tweet once a day for additional entries.
  • You must be 18 years old and living in the United States – The 3 winners will receive an Amazon Gift Card in the mail.
  • Winners will be verified – Each winner drawn will be verified that they entered the giveaway correctly.
  • Winners must provide mailing address within 48 hours of notification – To claim your prize, you only have 48 hours to provide your mailing address or a new winner will be drawn. No exceptions. Be sure to check your email on November 19th or 20th to be sure you don’t miss out on a shopping spree you will likely never forget!
  • Winners shop on Amazon – If you are one of the winners, you can shop online for all of those loved ones on your shopping list. All in time for Black Friday specials!

Now let’s get to the entry and one step closer to 3 people winning a $250 Amazon Gift Card for a Big Christmas Shopping Spree Giveaway:

 

 

Treat Yourself to Something from Your Amazon Wishlist {a giveaway}

Treat yourself to something from your Amazon wishlist (a giveaway)

We’re just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind…treats! Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro! In this Hop, you’ll find lots of special treats until it’s time to go out and gather your own! Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below, and don’t forget the ultimate treat… the Treat Yourself Grand Prize!

Amazon is probably my favorite affiliate (shh, don’t tell the others!) because I am an Amazon shopper. I love being able to find anything I want in one spot. I have a couple wishlists for books and things I want to pick up in the future. I’m also a Prime member, so I get free 2-day shipping on just about everything I need.

Wait, you all aren’t here to read about my Amazon love, are you? You’re here to see what’s in it for you! Can’t say I blame you.

Well, today, I am bringing you a giveaway of a $25 Amazon gift card so you can get something from your own Amazon Wishlist!

This prize is sponsored by both the Vicki Arnold blog and The Library Adventure.

Gift card will be delivered via email. Giveaway ends 10/31/13 at 11:59 EST. Open to residents of the United States.

Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop!

Now it’s time to hop around to all the others, including the delicious Grand Prize. One lucky Winner will be treating themselves to a Year’s Supply of YumEarth Organic Candy, a Roku 3 Streaming Media Player, and 4 yummy bags of Lovely Candy Co. Superfruit Chews, Fruit Chews, Chocolate Swirl Caramels, and Chewy Original Caramels! Treat Yourself Grand Prize ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE

Viva Veltoro, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Treat Yourself participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Olly – a Homeschool Giveaway

Olly - a homeschool organization tool giveaway

Olly for Homeschool Organization

Today’s post is a quick one. Trisha from Intoxicated on Life (you may have noticed she’s one of my bloggy bff’s…) recently asked for help promoting a giveaway for Olly, a homeschool organization tool.

Seeing as I love homeschooling, organization, and giveaways; it seemed an obvious choice. I love bringing you all giveaways. So, here it is:

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Olly Giveaway!

It’s time to get all that homeschool paperwork under control! Let Olly help organize your school days and keep track of your records. With Olly you can create courses, detailed lesson plans, print out to-do sheets for your kids, record grades, maintain manuscripts, keep reading lists, and more. You can use some of the features or all of them. Be sure to check out this post that gives you the low-down on Olly.

We are so excited to give not one, but TWO of you a chance to win Olly for your Apple computer as well as for your iPad. This is a package worth $59.98! wOOhOO! Are you ready to get rid of your paper planner and record-keeping? Then enter this giveaway below. And if you don’t win, don’t worry. Really, for homeschool planning and record-keeping software that you can use year after year after year this is a bargain. Olly for your Apple computer is just $39.99 and for your iPad is just $19.99.

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Meijer Most Likely To Sweepstakes

Most Likely To...photo sweepstakes brought to you by Meijer! Learn more in this post at Vicki-Arnold.com

You probably already guessed that this is a sponsored post, right? Meaning I received some fantastically huge payment in exchange for some space here on the ol’ blog, right? Well, not exactly.

But I am receiving a Meijer gift card in exchange for telling you about this fun sweepstakes they have going on. I get groceries, you get fun sweepstakes. See, win-win!

Most Likely To…Sweepstakes

Meijer is inviting shoppers to post a photo that shows their kids’ unique talents and interests in becoming the next great valedictorian, athlete, humanitarian chef, etc.

Why? Well, for the chance to win a $100 Meijer gift card (25 grand prizes). That would buy a lot of school clothes or supplies (you can never have too many pencils, paper, and tissues!). Or lunch time groceries, in case you have already bought your supplies and don’t need more clothes.

The ‘Most Likely To…’ photo sweepstakes runs until Sept. 8, 2013. So you need to get on it quickly!

How to Enter the Sweepstakes

Simply visit the sweepstakes page and submit a photo showing what your child is most likely to be when he/she grows up.

Our Most Likely To… Photos!

We couldn’t let you have all the fun. I decided to play along and choose a “most likely to…” title for my oldest three children. The 19 month old is pretty much the Most Likely to…Be Spoiled Rotten by All the Attention at this point. We’ll see what else develops as he grows.

My oldest is the quintessential oldest. She is very responsible and bossy, um, I mean take charge… She wants to be a teacher at this point and I can see this fitting her very well. She has always been a nurturer and loves little kids.

Please do not pin photos of my children's faces. There is a graphic for this post above. Thank you!

My oldest son seems to have found his niche in cartooning. He is currently creating his first comic book with an original character that I hope to share with you all sometime. Because he is also an entrepreneur…

Please do not pin photos of my children's faces. There is a graphic for this post above. Thank you!

My youngest daughter is one of those super sweet, silly girls. She has a tender heart that loves to serve. She often gets frustrated when she isn’t allowed to serve when she wants to (see above mentioned sister 😉 ).

Please do not pin photos of my children's faces. There is a graphic for this post above. Thank you!

What is your child most likely to be? Don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win a $100 Meijer gift card!

3 Reasons Tell Your Time is Awesome

3 reasons Tell Your Time is awesome! Final post of the How Do I Teach Organization & Time Management Skills...When I Have Neither? series.

Previously: why I need to change, how I can change, when do I teach this, and some places to start.

To bring this series to a close, I could walk you through time management 101, tips, tricks, and some tools to get you there. In fact, that is originally what I was going to call this post. As I started writing though, the thought kept popping up that I never reviewed an ebook that I read and loved so much on the subject of time management.

So, instead of me sharing MY tips. I am going to share the resource that finally made a lot of things “click” for me in this area. And as an added bonus, I am going to gift a copy to one lovely reader. I am keeping this one super, super simple. More on that below.

Friendly disclaimer: I use affiliate links in this post.

The ebook is called Tell Your Time and it is written by Amy Lynn Andrews. Amy writes an awesome blog about blogging called Blogging with Amy. She is also a wife, homeschool mom, and a virtual assistant. In other words, she’s busy. She was kind enough to share her time management wisdom with all of us the ebook.

Three Reasons Tell Your Time is Awesome

1. It is a quick read.

Anyone who needs time management help doesn’t need a novel to wade through on the subject. Amen? The ebook is organized well and without a lot of fluff.

2. Two words, common sense.

She lays the concepts out in a very sensible way. She isn’t revealing or promising to reveal anything “revolutionary,” which is rather refreshing in a world that overflows with marketing buzz words like revolutionary and new!

I appreciate that she took me step by step and made me face some truths that I needed to face. Like the simple fact that you can’t do everything all at once.

3. Making a schedule has never been easier.

You know me, I love my lists and schedules. Well, making them anyways. After I read through the book and did the exercises, I sat down and put our stuff on paper in a schedule that actually reflected our REAL life. I can’t tell you how profoundly this impacted me.

I spend so much time thinking I’m spinning my wheels and getting no where. Seeing our schedule on paper helped me to realize two things:

  1. We have a LOT on our plate. Seeing it on paper actually helped me make some cuts in our activities and empowered me to say NO when I needed to. I could physically see that I simply did not have the time to commit to one more thing.
  2. I was wasting a lot of time. Ouch. That one still stings and is a constant battle for me. Facing the fact that I have enough time to get everything done if I will just put my mind to it was hard because it meant admitting that I was being lazy in some areas.

Now, I want to pass along the blessing that is this ebook to one of you.

To enter the drawing to win the ebook Tell Your Time, answer this question in the comments below:

What is one thing that you want to do, but never seem to have the time for?

Be sure to use a valid email address, I’m not adding you to any list or using the info for any deceitful reasons. I just need it to contact you if you win. The giveaway will end August 31, 2013. If you do not want to wait that long to win the ebook, you can buy it for $3 on Amazon. Seriously…$3.

Give Your Homeschool the Gift of Grace

Give your homeschool the gift of grace - win a three book bundle

giveawayhop21196This giveaway is part of the Ultimate Homeschool Giveaway Hop hosted by Intoxicated on Life. Be sure to visit each of the blogs on the linky below for a chance to win many more amazing homeschool curricula, resources, and accessories.

Grace Based Giveaway!

I have talked a lot about cutting yourself some slack, not being so hard on yourself, and realistic views of bloggers here on the blog. This time I want to take it a step further and give you some reading inspiration for filling your homeschool with the grace of God.

Because, really, who doesn’t need more of that?

I know I sure could use it. So I have put together a grace based giveaway for the homeschool mama. If you win, I pray it will encourage your heart as you go through your homeschool journey.

This post and prize is sponsored by me and is made possible by the affiliate links I use on this blog (like in this post). Here is what I am giving away (pictured in the leading graphic):

The book bundle is valued at $45.97. Enter on the Giveaway Tools widget below (take advantage of the refer a friend extra entries) and then drop down to the bottom of the post to see what everyone else is giving away!

 

More Giveaways!

Our host, Intoxicated On Life, has put together a grand prize worth nearly $1,000. This package includes art, music, history, science, Bible resources, writing, and more from these fantastic companies:

(Disclosure: Intoxicated on Life and participating bloggers are not responsible for companies who do not fulfill their prize obligations)