Puzzle Site Review

Many times I don’t have the time to get involved in a game that is going to requite 30-60 minutes for me to play. My schedule affords me short 5-10 minute windows of time to relax and have fun between projects. I have found a website that perfectly fits my schedule Crazy4Jigsaws.com.

Crazy4Jigsaws.com is an online jigsaw puzzle website appealing to both children and adults. They offer over 800 beautiful jigsaw puzzles to play free online, with a new puzzle added daily. Players can solve puzzles ranging from 12 to 300 pieces and compete for fastest solve times. Members can upload their own photos to turn into jigsaw puzzles and send them to their friends as e-cards. Members may also compete to win real jigsaw puzzles in their monthly contests.

Crazy4jigsaws.com has a free membership which includes limited use of the site including hundreds of puzzles, a new daily puzzle and the ability to upload your own photo to create a puzzle. They also offer a Premium membership that costs $4.95-$6.95 per month depending on the payment plan you choose. The Premium option includes several nice features including the ability to save an in-progress puzzle, more puzzle cuts and customized backgrounds.

My family has enjoyed relaxing with Crazy4Jigsaws.com and I think you will too.

Tight Curves Giveaway

Finally and for the first time, there’s a perfect protein product for women only: Tight Curves. We call it Tight Curves because, in conjunction with proper nutrition and exercise, that’s exactly what it will give you. It will also give you eight other benefits that virtually every woman wants.

HeartHealthy product that delivers 14 grams of high quality protein, only with 4 carbs. It also includes calcium for bone health, a concern of women susceptible to osteoporosis, and Black Cohosh and St. John’s Wort for mood management, a concern of women dealing with hormonal changes.

With your overall health, fitness, and well-being as our goal, BodyWell Nutrition and its team of scientists, and researchers formulated Tight Curves to deliver the benefits women want most. Daily use of Tight Curves promotes toned muscles, enhanced fat oxidation (fat burning), regulated moods, increased endurance, and decreased recovery time from exercise or other activity.

Bodywell Nutrition is giving one lucky Mommy Babble reader one bottle of Tight Curves protein powder, retail value $59.95!

To Enter-You must visit the Bodywell Nutrition website and look around. Come back and tell me what other Bodywell product interests you.

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  • Check out Purex 3-in-1 Laundry sheets here and leave me a comment telling me that you did. )This link is trackable and I will verify).

This giveaway is for US and Canada residents ages 18+. The winner will be chosen by Random.org on 8/21/09 at 8:00pm

Beat the Heat with the WNBA

The WNBA is the ultimate addition to any family’s live entertainment activities offering competition, team spirit and positive role models packaged in one of America’s favorite sports pastimes. It’s a great way to and head indoors for sports, entertainment, family, food and fun! SLAM DUNK
If you live in an area that has a WNBA team check out these great deals available for the rest of the regular season
Atlanta Dream For the remaining regular season games (Excluding 8/23 vs LA):
Get $25 seats for $15;  Get $19 seats for $12

For the game on 8/23 vs the Los Angeles Sparks
Get $25 seats for $24;  Get $19 seats for $18.

Chicago Sky Up to 34% off the regular ticket price.

Connecticut Sun
Get $18 seats for $10; $22 seats for $18; $27 seats for $23

Detroit Shock
Get $15 lower level sideline seats or $50 VIP seats.

Indiana Fever Buy 1 ticket and get 1 ticket of equal value free.

Los Angeles Sparks Get 15% off tickets in all sections

Minnesota Lynx Get $8 seats.

New York Liberty Get 33% off tickets and $10 parking.

Phoenix Mercury Get $43 tickets for $16; $26 tickets for $10.

San Antonio Stars Get over 50% off the gate price.

Seattle Storm Get 50% off all Storm tickets.

Washington Mystics Get $35 tickets for $15

Check out these great deals today for some end of summer family fun.

Purex 3-in-1 Complete Laundry Sheets

A few months ago I was chosen as a Purex Insider. I received the cool new Purex 3-in-1 Complete Laundry Sheets to review before they hit the market. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/PI379dfzlcU" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
I love the product and it is now all I use for my family’s laundry.

I want you to see that this sheet works. Click on that link and you can get a coupon for $1.00 off the Purex 3-in-1 Complete Laundry Sheets. You can also enter to win a Purex Twitter giveaway AND a blog giveaway. Have you already tried the Purex 3-in-1 Complete Laundry Sheets? Let me kow what you think.

Zoom Album Review

Recently I received a Zoom Album kit to review. I am a scrapbooker and I take tons of pictures so this product was right up my alley. The Zoom Album is  a mini photo album (3×3″) that you can make at home. The Zoom Album Kit comes with the Zoom Album software, Zoom Album photo paper and Zoom Album cover supplies to make 3 albums for about $10 an album.

First you put the software in your computer and then you just follow the step-by-step instructions. Choose 12 photos-this was the hard part for me, crop the photos and then add any text. Next you print on the specially designed foldable photo printing paper and the cover sheet.

The fun comes when you fold your book. I created a photo montage of the steps that this takes. Unfortunately, I can’t get it to embed here. Please click this link to view the process.

Tough Times, Tough People winner

Congratulations to Janet of GAHome2mom.blogspot.com who said that “My grandmother inspired me when I was a child. She raised 22 children and birth 14 of her own. She was a strong woman. She made all of her children and grandchildren feel that they were ALL special. I miss her so much. ”

Stop by her blog and congratulate her. Also…I am giving away another copy of this book here so please come enter there too.

Limited Time Menu Items at Friendly’s

The $9.99 Create Your Own Friendly’s Meal menu is a great way to get a full meal and dessert for under $10. Buffalo Bleu Burger Friendly’s has added 3 new items to the menu for a limited time you can get the Cheeseburger Club, Buffalo Bleu Burger and Apple Walnut Chicken Salad. You just add a beverage and create a sundae all for Under Ten Bucks!
Apple Walnut Chicken Salad
Find a Friendly’s
close to you and head out for a great meal!

The Gift of Your Handwriting

Some of my most precious  keepsakes are handwritten notes, cards and recipes from friends and family members. The sentiments are important but their personal handwriting adds tremendous value. Your handwriting style is a reflection of who you are and it is important that you pass on that piece of you to those that you love.

I recently came across a company that helps you collect those handwritten memories from your friends and family members. That company is Sand Dune Publishers and they publish Between Me and You Journals. These are not your ordinary, blank book journals. These journals ask questions and have plenty of space for your loved ones to write their responses.

Each hardcover, spiral-bound book measures 6 ½ ” x 7 ¼ ” and contains 35 – 45 fun-to-ask and fun-to-answer questions.
You get them back with handwritten responses you’ll cherish forever. There are 15 different journals including mom, dad, grandma, honey, son and aunt. The $14.95 price tag makes these an affordable gift too. To make it even more affordable Sand Dune Publishers has created a discount code just for my readers and their friends! You can save $1.00 off of each journal by using the coupon code momsaves when you make a purchase from BetweenMeandYouJournals.com.

Letter ‘A’ Activities

Do you have a child who’s starting school soon, or maybe you’re planning to home school? It’s never too early to give them a head start. School starts in only a few short weeks, which means you still have time to help them get prepared. To help you out, Kid’s Activity Calendar is giving away a pretty nice kit of activities around the letter ‘A’. This pack includes

Fun alphabet snacks that start with the letter A
Letter A coloring sheets
Letter A search worksheets
Letter A trace sheets
Letter A flash cards and
Game of out of the week idea around the letter A

You can download them for free from this page.

Tough Times, Tough People Giveaway

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People reminds us that tough times won’t last, but tough people will. Tough People is all about overcoming adversity, pulling together, making do with less, facing challenges, and finding new joys in a simpler life. This new collection shares tales of people who have been laid off, lost their homes, and endured wrenching life changes, but discovered the underlying gifts in their new situations. More time at home with family, creative “staycations,” more satisfying job opportunities, and renewed gratitude for health and life are just a few of the silver linings these survivors have learned to cherish.

These 101 stories about overcoming life’s obstacles are encouraging and inspiring. The stories are broken down in sections including Simple Pleasures, Silver Linings, Accepting the New Me, and Tough People. A few of my favorite stories are “Board Game Revival”, “Hair is Overrated” and “Marks on the Heart”.

I am so excited to have this uplifting giveaway to share with my Mommy Babble readers! I am making this giveaway simple without many hoops to jump through since life is tough enough right now.
Mandatory 1st entry leave a comment telling me someone who inspires you and why they have inspired you.
Bonus Entries:

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This giveaway runs until 8:00pm on 8/2/09 US residents only.