Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Wednesday Giveaway linkup 06/01

Welcome all. Thank you all for linking-up. Please pass the linkup on to others.
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Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Canadian Mommy Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Current Giveaways

gift package from eChook.com- June 3rd- US ONLY
39dollarglasses.com- June 3rd- US/CAN
$25 to Kiki’s ‘Maternity’ Fashions- June 3rd- US/CAN
Spongeables- June 3rd- US/CAN
$20 Sunglass Warehouse- June 10th- US/CAN
BenGay Cold Therapy- June 10th- US/CAN
RevAbs-Shakeology- June 17th- US/CAN/UK
2GB HIDEIN Security Key- June 17th- US/CAN
Chirply Greeting Cards- June 24th- US/CAN

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Every Wednesday I will host a link up for your giveaways. Please post direct link to your giveaways only, no links to blog main page. This link up will start every Tuesday Night and will close Wednesday Night at 11:59PM EST. Each week a new link-up will be posted.
Please as a favor follow my blog- bassgiraffe’s Thoughts
Thank you for visiting.




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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Posted by in family, friends, giveaway, review | 143 Comments

Chirply- review (CLOSED)


ABOUT-
Chirply is a community of artists and design lovers that want to make better stuff through better design! The community collectively decides what the best submitted designs are, and then those designs are made into things we use everyday like greeting cards, notebooks, and wrapping paper!”

My Thoughts-

I received the above cards from Chirply for my review. Aren’t they totally cute? I love them. Lee loves them too. She’s going to send the “memories” (my favorite) card to her grandparents in Iowa to let them know she’s thinking of them.
I also love the quality of them. The paper of the card and envelope is very strong and not like dollar store cheap ones. The printing on them is very nice and bright too. I love so many of the prints at Chirply, it’s going to be hard to figure out which others ones I’ll want to buy, maybe my hubby will let me get one of each!?
Another thing I love about these card is that each one is in a plastic protective sleeve, keeping them nice looking for sharing.
If you are having a hard time picking out just one that you like you need not worry. Chirply has given my readers two ways for them to get cards of their own. First is a 25% discount code below and the second is a giveaway. I totally encourage everyone to check them out.

FIND IT-
Website
twitter
facebook

BUY it-
The very kind people at Chirply are giving my readers a 25% coupon code, please use- bassgiraffe25

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THE GIVEAWAY
1 winner will win A 5 pack of cards (any 5 designs chosen by the winner) from Chirply

TO ENTER. REQUIRED before you do any extra entries!! (please leave a valid email so I can contact you if you win)

1. visit chirply.com and pick your favorite card design and tell me what it is.

EXTRA ENTRIES (please leave separate comments for each entry)-

-Sing up for Chirply’s Community (2 entries)

-Follow My Blog via GFC, link on the right-hand side (2 entries)

-Follow me, @bassgiraffe on Twitter (1 entry, please leave me your user name)

-Follow @chirply on twitter (3 entries)

-Tweet this giveaway and leave a status link (1x daily)
“WIN your choice of Chirply greeting cards- http://www.bassgiraffe.com/?p=6181 #giveaway #win @chirply June 24th @bassgiraffe”

-”Like” bassgiraffe’s Thoughts on Facebook-(1 entry, please leave me your first name and last initial in comment below)

-Like Chirply on Facebook (3 entries)

-Subscribe to my daily email (2 entries)

-grab my button (2 entries, please leave a link)

-Vote for me on Picket Fence (left side-bar)- 1x daily

A HUGE thank you to the people at Chirply for connecting with me and allowing me to do this review/giveaway. And thank you all for joining.
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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

** OPEN TO US and Canada

*** Giveaway ends FRIDAY- June 24th at 11:59PM EST

**** Please do not use more then one account to participate. It’s not fair to others who want to join it. Thank you.

*winning disclaimer- The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for shipping all winning items. bassgiraffe’s Thoughts can not be held liable for lost/unsent items.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Posted by in electronics, giveaway, review | 289 Comments

2GB HIDEIN Security Key- review (CLOSED)


ABOUT-
From USBCrazy.com
The HIDEIN™ key is a military grade 256-bit encryption USB thumb drive that can protect your confidential files with the highest security possible. It uses something called an “encrypt-chip” to securely create partitions on your hard drive that only you can see. The HIDEIN™ key is, essentially a “key” to unlock your hidden files.
Now you can keep your files just as safe with your very own personalized HIDEIN™ key. Comes with a free lanyard and the key and lanyard can be customized for your business with your very own logo!”

Chris’ Thoughts-

Erica asked me to review the HIDEIN security key for her.  It was a little difficult to get setup at first as my computer wouldn’t run it at first, but once I got everything figured out and setup it is quite easy to use. They key allows you to encrypt (protect & secure) files on the USB key, as well as other keys and files on your hard drive. Once you plug in the USB key after it’s all setup, it will bring up a password screen which you need to have correct in order to see the files on the key. This is great for personal files that you don’t want people to have access to such as financial backups or for business to secure data. Overall I would recommend this product, but I would caution that the setup instructions leave a couple minor steps out, at least from my experience (I had to remove and plug back in the key between some steps).

FIND it-
2GB HIDEIN Security Key
facebook
Twitter
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THE GIVEAWAY
1 winner will win a 2GB HIDEIN Security Key (random color)

TO ENTER. REQUIRED before you do any extra entries!! (please leave a valid email so I can contact you if you win)

1. Visit USB Crazy and tell me another product they sell.

EXTRA ENTRIES (please leave separate comments for each entry)-

-Sign up for USB Crazy’s newsletter, found at the bottom right of the page (2 entries)

-Follow My Blog via GFC, link on the right-hand side (2 entries)

-Follow me, @bassgiraffe on Twitter (1 entry, please leave me your user name)

-Follow @USBcrazy on twitter (3 entries)

-Tweet this giveaway and leave a status link (1x daily)
“2GB HIDEIN Security Key- http://www.bassgiraffe.com/?p=5967 #win #giveaway @USBcrazy June 17th @bassgiraffe”

-”Like” bassgiraffe’s Thoughts on Facebook-(1 entry, please leave me your first name and last initial in comment below)

-Like USB Crazy on Facebook (3 entries)

-Subscribe to my daily email (1 entry)

-grab my button (2 entries, please leave a link)

-Vote for me on Picket Fence (left side-bar)- 1x daily

A HUGE thank you to the people at USB Crazy for allowing me to do this review/giveaway. And thank you all for joining.
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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

** OPEN TO US and Canada

*** Giveaway ends FRIDAY- June 17th at 11:59PM EST

**** Please do not use more then one account to participate. It’s not fair to others who want to join it. Thank you.

*winning disclaimer- The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for shipping all winning items. bassgiraffe’s Thoughts can not be held liable for lost/unsent items.
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.
Sponsored by Tomoson.com

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Posted by in fitness, health, RevAbs | 3 Comments

RevAbs Week #2

Week #2 is behind me now for RevAbs by Brett Hoebel & BeachBody.
Before I weigh myself I want to write about my week. I feel like I failed myself with not eating properly. On Saturday we were out longer then I expected and the only thing to eat was hotdogs. On Monday we were visiting family and I caved in to homemade macaroni salad(this is a weakness of mine). On Thursday I went on my daughter’s class field trip to the farm and we only had a chance to eat once, which made me tired after being use to eating smaller meals throughout the day. Plus two times this week I just plan cheated and ate some kind of carb. I did add a half hour extra of cardio on those days to try and burn more calories but I know that’s not the right way to treat my body. I plan on this next week to do the Jump Start menu. I don’t want to break down again and pig out on the carbs that got me to where I was a few months ago(So on Wednesday if I am doing well at following the plan I plan on making a meal from the other part of the menu plan w/ a carb to help satisfy my craving just a small bit). I really am also missing my Shakeology shakes and can’t wait to have enough money to buy 3 months worth. I could really feel the energy they were giving me and my digestive system was happier. I also noticed I didn’t crave carbs as much. So hopefully after our tax return comes Chris will let me get it again.

As for workouts, I worked HARD this week. I tried going into the “RevZone” twice a workout to push myself even further. I also noticed my abs are already getting stronger and I was able to do the regular routine more, rather then always doing what the modifier was doing. I am also able to see more muscle in my legs and arms which is helping me feel stronger too. My abs have a long ways to go. I have had 2 c-sections and the muscles aren’t like they should. But I’m not giving up on them, I just need time and need to stay motivated.

So here’s to another week. I’m not giving up. I’m going to take my weaknesses from last week and have them motivate me to work harder this week.

(a short reminder about the giveaway going on for you to win RevAbs for yourself)

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ERICA’S Stats-
I weighed in at 197.5lbs today. For a loss this week of -0.7lbs and a total of 5.3lbs

(and for those of you that have been following me since Christmas 2010 my total weight loss is 44.5lbs)

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CHRIS’ Stats-
Chris weighed in at 205.5lbs today. For a loss this week of -3.1lbs and a total of 8.1lbs

-I need to add that I hate that men loose their weight faster and easier then women. Chris did not have a chance to work out this week. He did eat healthy but enjoyed carbs and he STILL lost weight!!! I’m happy for him but just wish it was easier for me to loose all this fat.

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If you miss any posts you can click here to read our updates.
Erica’s Starting weight- (May 15th) 202.8lbs
Chris’ Starting weight- (May 15th) 213.6lbs
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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received RevAbs mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Posted by in bassgiraffe-linkups | 2 Comments

Manic Monday #12

Since it’s MANIC Monday we thought it would be fun to have you all link up whatever you want, GFC, twitter, facebook, networkblogs… (family friendly please)

Manic Monday - Hosted by bassgiraffe's Thoughts and Purple Froggie Clay Stuff

Welcome to Manic Monday hosted by bassgiraffe’s Thoughts and Purple Froggie Clay Stuff. Each week the linky will open at 10PM EST and close on Monday at 11:59PM.
RULES-
1. Please follow your two hostesses Via GFC
2. link up directly to your blog, twitter OR facebook. Please let us know which one you linked up.
3. family friendly ONLY
4. please grab our button and/or tweet about this new linkup to help get the word out.
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