Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Shutterfly Part III

BLOGGERS! Anyone who owns a blog, even if it is not used for much, is eligible for a free photo book from Shutterfly just for blogging about this promo.

Have a blog? Want to review a Shutterfly  Photo Books ? Sign up:
Photo Books make the perfect gift. Whether for a birthday, an anniversary, or a wedding, photo books help re-create those moments through a variety of photo layouts, unique backgrounds, text boxes, playful embellishments, and cover options.

Shutterfly is a longtime photo and paper goods supplier. Anything you can out a picture on, they will print it on it for you! From address labels, Halloween goods etc. I have used Shutterfly for years. Even back in the day when everyone else was scared to make purchases online. Shutterfly has fast became the new "Wal-Mart" (so to speak) of online picture printing.

 It's a good idea to register for an account, if you don't already have one, because they periodically send out AWESOME deals and freebies. Sometimes all you pay is shipping. Man, you can't beat that- huh? So here in today's day and age when photos are all digital... Shutterfly is your wingman for making sure they are not lost forever.  Digitally stored and digitally shared (as are all of our books and media.) This is bad, to me. A digital photo is nice, but it's much better to me- to have an actual photo album. If your computer were to crash.. they would be lost. Especially if your like me, and you don't necessarily have time to back them up. Also, any digital prints you upload to thier servers are forever there. This makes it easy for re-prints, or for using these pictures for other Shutterfly projects!
These photo books are great. They are so customizable, and can be designed however you like. Very user friendly interface too! 
 So what are you waiting for? Use the links above to get your own free photo book!

I received the details from Shutterfly. ( + a free photo book for posting this!)

Night Owl Paper Goods HUGE sale *tomorrow only!*

They’re celebrating the 5-year anniversary of our web store tomorrow, and they couldn’t have done it without you! You have so graciously shown your support for our small, eco-friendly, critter-crazy, super-silly company over the years and they are so very grateful to you!

So as they prepare to celebrate tomorrow with a crazy big ‘ol surprise sale, they couldn’t resist the opportunity to let you in on the secret before everyone else…

For 5 wild hours ONLY we’re going to offer 25% off every in-stock item -- including sale goodies! 
PLUS the first 50 customers will get $10 off their next order!

As a fan of Night Owl Paper Goods myself, we’d LOVE to invite you to take advantage of this super huge sale! After owl, it’s a perfect time to stock up on birthday cards, thank you cards, gifts and more…and it’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays! And hint, hint: Although the sale doesn’t start until 12pm CT tomorrow, feel free to load up your basket with owl sorts of goodies now so you can be one of the first to place your order and score a $10 coupon!

Lots of love to owl of of them at Night Owl Paper Goods!

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Pillsbury breakfast boogie + MyBlogSpark

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

10 Effective Diet Tips

"This is totally relevant to this blog because I have an upcoming review on The Zone Diet (soon) ! " Casey Colette

10 Effective Diet Tips
1- Stay full
Being hungry is bad for you. It makes your metabolism slow down and it makes you crave high calorie foods. Try not to over eat, but don’t starve yourself.
2- Avoid sugar
Too much fat certainly a bad thing, but it is sugar that you need to watch out for. When you consume sugar that you don’t immediately use, it gets stored as fat. Avoid foods with a lot of sugar in them.
3- Protein
Fat is already fat, carbohydrates are broken down into sugar and can be stored as fat, proteins on the other hand cannot be turned into fat. Try to eat foods with a high proportion of protein and low amounts of sugar.
4- Do fun exercise
To get in shape you will need to be active and do some exercise – thing is though, most people find it hard to keep it up. Make sure you find some form of exercise that you actually enjoy and your odds will greatly improve.
5- High intensity
High intensity exercise has been shown to be more effective than low intensity. Try to do exercises that get your heart rate up and tire your muscles. This will encourage maximum long term weight loss.
6- Food diary
Keep a log of everything you eat each day. This will allow you to track your progress and to asses where you have ‘cheated’ and where you have done well.
7- Monitor body fat
Weight loss is a flimsy way to monitor your progress. If you are doing regular exercise you will also gain muscle mass, which means that you may not lose any weight. Get a good quality fat monitor and track how much fat you actually lose.
8- Cheat once a week
Limiting what you eat can slow your metabolism down, it can also be really hard to keep the will power going. So once a week, let loose and treat yourself – this can boost your metabolism and it will also help keep you motivated.
9- Eat often
Eating small amounts often helps to maintain a steady blood sugar level, this will keep your metabolism high and prevent excess sugar from being stored as fat.
10- One habit at a time
This is a really great tip to get you started; research has shown that it takes on average 7 times of doing something before it becomes habit. Try to change one behaviour at a time – if you radically change your diet and start exercising at the same time, you are more likely to fail to make it habit.
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Family Game Night goes green

Hasbro is kicking off the month of September with some exciting news! To help you and your family prepare for National Family Game Night on Wednesday, September 28, we’re launching the first-ever GREAT GAMES TRADE-IN! And to make room for brand spankin’ new games, we’ve teamed up with Recyclebank to help families across the country responsibly dispose of their old, worn-out!
Is your game of Sorry! looking, well, a little sorry? Or maybe the Cavity Sam in your game of Operation looks like he needs to take a trip to the ER. Whether you’re missing some money in your Monopoly game or letter tiles from the Scrabble game, it may be time to replace that worn and well-loved game with a brand new one. Luckily for you and your family, the Great Games Trade-In is here to make recycling and upgrading games as easy as can be! Throughout the month of September, visit to print up to $83 in coupons, as well as prepaid shipping labels to easily recycle your old games. You’ll learn how to recycle your old, worn-out games with Recyclebank to make plenty of room in your freshly cleaned game closet for brand spankin’ new games! The 22 Great Games Trade-In coupon offers can be redeemed at mass merchandise retailers nationwide through October 9. And with all of these savings, you’ll even have extra spending money for treats and decorations for your big National Family Game Night celebration!
Want to put those brand new games from the Great Games Trade-In to use? National Family Game Night is the perfect occasion! On September 28, we invite you to join families across the nation to unplug and unwind as you spend quality time together playing a new game. Between the pressures and demands of work, school and activities, it can be hard to find time to reconnect as a family. Hasbro wants to help everyone in America create this special and important time, and is supplying great savings on new games to ensure this year’s National Family Game Night is a success in every home!
All you really need for a successful Family Game Night are good friends and family and your favorite games! But if getting to your games or finding the one everyone is dying to play is derailing the fun in your house, it might be time for a game closet makeover. Alison Deyette, a lifestyle expert and author of the blog “Ali on the Go,” shares a few tips to ensure you’re prepared for Family Game Night fun time and time again.
1.     Store Games in an Easily Accessible Location: Keep all your games in one place, such as a closet or storage ottoman. If you don’t have the closet space for a designated area for family games, consider storing your games near the TV in an ottoman with a lift-off top, or in a large trunk or storage bin. That way, it’s easy to get to a game when the family is looking for something to do together, or when your favorite show is over.
2.     Assign Shelves in the Game Closet: Designate each shelf in the family game closet for a particular game category. With separate shelves for word games, party games and active games without a box, everyone knows where each game goes and clean up is quick and easy! Consider keeping games for the little ones on lower shelves so they can grab them on their own for spontaneous play at any time.
3.     Store Games Side by Side: To ensure games are easy to see and grab from the shelf, store board game boxes side by side vertically, similarly to books on a bookshelf. This way, every game is easily accessible and you don’t have to worry about trying to pry one game from the middle or bottom of a stack.
4.     Find a Place for Small Game Pieces: Want to ensure you never lose those Scrabble tiles or Monopoly houses again? Use plastic tote boxes to store smaller playing items like these, as well as dice, timers and pawns. You can also use a fishing tackle box to keep all the tiny pieces separated and safe between Family Game Nights.
5.     Create a Binder to Store Game Directions: Place the directions from each game in a clear sheet protector. Alphabetize the sheets by the name of the game so directions are easy to find when you need a reminder about who goes first in The Game of Life or how much money each player starts with in Monopoly.
6.     Find Time in Your Busy Schedule for Family Game Night: Plan ahead to make sure you’re completely organized before everyone sits down at the table for Family Game Night. Make all of the treats the day before and place everything in personalized goodie bags to ensure each guest is accounted for. Also, determine which games you’re going to play ahead of time and set everything out the night before to increase everyone’s excitement for the big night!
Cleaning out your game closet is sure to unearth some games that are ready to be replaced, such as the Candy Land game that Mom and Dad played growing up, or the Monopoly game missing the racecar and shoe tokens. The Great Games Trade-In is a great way for families to adopt green habits by sending in old games to be recycled. By teaming up with Recyclebank, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local businesses and national brands, Hasbro makes it easy for families to get a fresh, new board game for National Family Game Night while keeping their wallets full and their environmental footprints small.
Most board games include components that are easy to recycle, like cardboard and plastic. By printing a prepaid shipping label from during the Great Games Trade-In and pledging to recycle your old game, you can earn points with Recyclebank and eventually cash in these green points for retail rewards. Recyclebank has partnered with a materials recovery center to ensure everything received will be disposed of in a professional manner by qualified personnel and in accordance with industry standards. If it’s recyclable, Recyclebank will do right by it.
For more information on recycling and how you can make it an everyday part of your family’s life, please
For more details about the Great Games Trade-In, information about new games and a daily dose of Facebook-style game play, “Like” us on Facebook and check in often to stay up to speed on all things Family Game Night. During the month of September, in addition to game play we will be your number one and nonstop source for information about the Great Games Trade-In, tips on preparing for National Family Game Night and game recommendations for the big night. Let the countdown for National Family Game Night begin!
Happy Gaming, Saving and Recycling!
Your friends at Hunter PR on behalf of Hasbro Games,
Kristen, Laura, Meagan and Donetta
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Patron Shirt giveaway from 9/17 ***CLOSED!!!***


I am not a heavy drinker, but there are so many great brands out there nowadays. Even better than the alcohol itself is the clothing. Some of it is tasty, if drunk responsibly. That's the parent in me. Especially better than being hungover is the merchandise. Its hangover free! There are many websites to buy shirts. Most are for men though. And most are expensive. I do, however- know of a great site where you can find a ton in one place.  It's called And for a great price too! Not only do they have all your Patron Merchandise (hats and the likes) but they have many other brands and products!

They sell  Patron Ladies Shirts like the one I have on, for 18.99. 50% cotton & 50% polyester it only comes in size Med and Sm. This would be great for a party or just to lounge or hang out with friends in. I would wear it to the beach. I am always at the beach, huh? Anyway- I liked the pink shirt better. The shirt they sent was a small, which I can usually fit in, but I almost didn't get into htis shirt. It had me so squished in, I looked like a pre-teen. :) But that's how it is with different brands. The shirt is comfortable, if it wasnt so tight I am sure, but it didn't have much "stretch" to it. The logo is bright and shiny and very pretty. I would've liked the shirt better in pink, though. (Patron ladies in Pink) But this one is really cute!


How to win a shirt like mine.
Note: Winner's shirt will only available in size SM -
I am sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully, even if it can't fit you, you will enter so you can gift it to that skinny girl we love to hate. :) Christmas will be here before you know it.

In order to win this giveaway you will need to Comment: "I want to win!'"

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Winner must be over the age of 21 and be a resident of US or CAN.
Thanks for being a reader of Locomotion of Expressions.
This giveaway will end on Sept 17th at noon eastern.
Winner will have 48 hours to confirm they are aware they won and provide a shipping address. If this is not done within the allotted 48 hours of the winning emails sent time, a new winner will be chosen.
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*Disclaimer*  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This T-Shirt was provided for me free for review purposes. Even still, no monetary compensation was provided and the opinions are 100% mine!
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