Jul 172012

The first two winners have been drawn!

The winner of a headcovering of her choice from Honor Your Head was Jacqui, entry #57.

Our second winner, with a $50 Gift Certificate to Mikarose, was Stacey, entry #76.

Winners have been emailed, and have 3 days to confirm / claim their prize, or we will be forced to pick a second winner.

Don’t forget, if you’re quick there are still two giveaways running:

Congratulations, and Good Luck, respectively! :)

Jul 112012

Wow, there are a lot of giveaways out right now, aren’t there?

Coupon Cabin is promoting their services, and invites you to check out their great deals at Bath & Body Works.

CouponCabin.com works directly with Bath & Body Works and more than 3,700 other retailers to offer incredible savings on quality goods. Our Bath & Body Works online and printable coupons save shoppers $8.34 on average. Users can grab a code quickly (less than 90 seconds on average), or sign up for CouponCabin Rewards to earn points toward gift cards.

CouponCabin has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, O, The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Good Morning America, MSN Money, Good Housekeeping and Yahoo! Finance, among many others.

And just to make it more exciting, they are offering one lucky As For My House reader a $25 electronic gift card to Bath & Body Works!

Just sign up using the Rafflecoptor form below – and good luck.

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Says CouponCabin: “By entering this promotion, each participant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions or liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in this promotion.”

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Jul 102012

I wanted to share with you about an adorable little book that I won in a giveaway from Father Geek (read his review here) – Nerni Invents Clock.

Nerni the gnome loves to invent things, but when she invents an intelligent clock, things don’t go according to plan! Nerni Invents Clock is a picture book designed to be read to 0-4 year olds.

Or, of course, for slightly older kids to read themselves!

The language is simple, and repetitive in a pleasant way. The artwork is likewise very simple and uncluttered. The story is very creative, and the characters are cute. It’s just plain fun and appealing.

My kids really enjoyed the story of Nerni and her clock, and there is much imaginary gnome play after each time it’s read.

You can pick up a copy for your little gnomes on Amazon:

And now Todd Edwards has a new book out for Nerni fans – Nerni’s Ingenious Inventions!

This is a bit longer book, with four separate Nerni tales:

Mice Trouble
Cold Tea
Flying Goblin, and
Og’s New Roaster

It is intended for a slightly older audience, with the author suggesting reading it to your 2-5 year old.

As adults, we found these stories to be pleasant enough, if not quite as engaging as the original. The language and artwork were the same delightful style at the first book, making it fun to read.

The kids were delighted, and the alliterative phrase “Gnome named Nerni” (which is repeated in each story) must have been chanted a thousand times…

Now one of our lucky As For My House readers will win an autographed copy of Nerni’s Ingenious Inventions, and another will win an autographed copy of Nerni Invents Clock, directly from the author!

I received a copy of one book for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone. Todd Edwards is providing the prizes for this giveaway, shipped directly to the winners.
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Jul 092012

Okay, I admit it, the title is a contrived way to try and be cute while telling you about this fabulous offer.

I recently received a letter from the Bulk Herb Store folks, in reference to my Holy Week reviews of the Making Babies Book and the Making Babies DVD Series.

They had this to say:

On behalf of the Bulk Herb Store, I would like to thank you for helping us reach the world with the good news of natural health and wellness with herbs. One of the most moving ways that we have been able to encourage others in their journey toward health, has been with our Making Babies Series. What better way of equipping families to give their precious new babies the best start in life?

As a token of our appreciation for your review of the Making Babies Series, Bulk Herb Store would like to offer your readers a SPECIAL 40% OFF of the Making Babies Book & DVD Series. That is a huge savings of $44 dollars for you and your readers! Have a fantastic day and happy blogging!


So you, my lucky friends, can head on over to the Bulk Herb Store and decide if you want the book, the DVDs, or the complete set.

Just enter the code MBBFMH at checkout for your 40% discount! And hurry – this is good for one week only, until July 16th.

Jul 062012

Another new resource on the Modest Clothing Links page is Mikarose.

Mikarose is a clothing company that specializes in modest, elegant and fashionable dresses. Our company’s idea evolved when the owners realized how difficult it was to find modest dresses in today’s market. We are sure you have had similar experiences when looking for a modest dress. After many frustrating outings, we formed Mikarose. Our goal is to provide an extensive line of modest dresses, without having to sacrifice style. You will be able to wear our line to a broad range of functions: from everyday events to corporate parties. We hope to not only meet the needs of women looking for modest wear, but all those who are seeking elegant dresses.

Glancing through the Mikarose website you will not see cleavage, bare midriffs, or micro-mini skirts. It is true, however, that we all have different ideas of what modesty looks like.

Personally, I would like to see some longer skirts, as well as longer sleeves. Another question some modest dressing ladies have raised with regards to similar websites is whether it is missing the point to have models posed in ways that seem intentionally sexy or provocative, when one claims to be promoting modesty.

In the interest of bringing together all resources of value, though, we are welcoming Mikarose into the family.

A review will be coming up in the next couple of weeks, but I just couldn’t wait to offer you their generous giveaway:

One lucky As For My House reader will win a $50 Mikarose Gift Certificate!

Just enter using the Rafflecoptor form below – and good luck.

I was not compensated in any way for this post. Mikarose is providing the prize for this giveaway, directly to the winner.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.

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Jul 032012

It’s always a delight to find new resources to add to the Modest Clothing Links page!

Introducing the Honor Your Head Etsy shop and Facebook page.

I have not yet had the chance to try on of the lovely coverings from Honor Your Head, but I have enjoyed chatting with Rosi, and look forward to the opportunity!

Honor Your Head would like to offer a headcovering (your choice!) to one lucky As For My House reader!

Just enter using the Rafflecoptor form below. Good luck!

I was not compensated in any way for this post. Honor Your Head is providing the prize for this giveaway, shipped directly to the winner.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.

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Jun 012012

I don’t normally participate in the big “blog-hopping” giveaways… But with all the good things I’ve heard about Dyson vacuum cleaners, I thought I would link up with these folks and offer you the chance to win one!

Welcome to the Dyson Housewarming Giveaway event!

This give-away was months in the making and Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa Mom, is proud to bring you this review of a fantastic home product, and to offer you the chance to win one too!

A big “thank you” to our lovely co-hosts How to Have It All, Mark Your Savings and GiveAway Bandit.

Dyson DC23 TurbineHead Canister Vacuum

Delivering 220 airwatts of suction power, this canister vacuum cleaner features advanced Level 3 Root Cyclone technology to ensure thorough, efficient cleaning with no clogging or loss of suction. It also offers a TurbineHead brush bar that’s ideal for cleaning medium and short pile carpets and can be turned off for hard floors. Certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the unit expels air that contains up to 150 times less mold and bacteria than common breathing air thanks to the vacuum’s money-saving, lifetime washable HEPA filter. Plus, Dyson’s Bactisafe screen traps and kills bacteria, mold and allergens on contact, preventing them from re-entering the air.

The Telescopic Wrap System allows the hose and wand to be compressed, and ensures that the Dyson DC23 can be stored away neatly and compactly, with no loose components or wires to get tangled. It comes with a stair tool for focusing on dust and dirt from stairs and stair carpets, a brush tool with long bristles to dislodge cobwebs and for delicate cleaning, and a high-velocity airflow crevice tool that’s ideal for cleaning base boards, picture frames and in-between furniture. Other features include a clear bin with 0.44-gallon capacity, 21.6-foot cord length, and easy-to-maneuver fixed wheels. The vacuum measures 13.9 x 19.3 x 11.9 inches (HxWxD) and weighs 19.5 pounds. The Dyson DC23 TurbineHead is backed by a 5-year warranty.

Open to worldwide, ages 18+. Giveaway ends on June 15th. Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck to all of you!

I was not compensated in any way for this post, aside from the traffic generated by this event.
The prize for this giveaway has been arranged by the host blogs, and will be shipped directly to the winner. As For My House is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.
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May 132012

First of all, a warm WELCOME to all our new Facebook friends from Carry Me Please! We’re delighted to have you here.

There are a lot of giveaways going on right now, it seems like… Some from me, but also many great ones from others.

Here are a few worth mentioning:

And we’ll be doing a fun children’s book giveaway here next week, so stay turned! :)

Image from fathergeek.com, with appreciation.

May 122012

Welcome to the Carry Me Please giveaway!

Babywearing can be a wonderful time for both mom (or dad) and baby. For some it is a necessity, for others it is just a way of life.

For whatever reason you wear your little one, you should be able to do it in style!

Tailor Made Momma has put together a terrific giveaway, and is offering the winner a choice of an Ergo or Pikkolo baby carrier!

This giveaway is open to the US and Canada and will end on May 26th.

Use the Rafflecoptor form below to enter – and don’t forget to come back and get your daily entries in!

I was not compensated in any way for this post, aside from the traffic generated by this event.
Tailor Made Momma is providing the prize for this giveaway, shipped directly to the winner.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.

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