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Purrfect Play Cat Toy Giveaway- ENDED September 1, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Animals, Blog Giveaways, cats, Giveaways, Pets, Product Reviews, Reviews, thoughts.
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As you know, my house has 2 kittens that are bundles of energy- constantly trying to run, scamper, playing with each other (sometimes having needed to be pulled apart because they play too rough), playing with us humans, and playing with Mommy cat. They are at that stage where they also want to play with other things like catalogs, books, and sometimes the TV remote.

Our friends at Purrfect Play sent our kitties some toys to play with. The kittens got the Dust Bunnies (which are wool wrapped into pompoms). Even Mommy cat got a couple of Wool Balls and a Brown Organic Fleece Mouse (crafted from naturally brown organic cotton fleece) for those “needing a break” times. All of Purrfect Play’s items are organic and dye-free to keep your pet healthy without all the icky chemicals that can sometimes be found in our pet toys. They not only offer toys for kitties, they also have doggie toys and gifts for people!

tbkit1So what was the verdict of the Dust Bunnies? The kittens weren’t too sure at first but when they realized they were tbkit2toys, they loved them. They even sat up with it in their mouths. Mommy cat loved the Brown Organic Fleece Mouse (maybe because it had catnip in it) and it gave her tons of energy that she was able to play with her kittens. She also loved the Wool Balls, pawing them to where they would roll off the bed. I hadn’t seen her had that much fun in a long time! I snapped pictures of kittens Brother and Sister playing but didn’t get a chance because once Mommy cat knows she’s getting her picture taken, she stops playing.

Visit their blog to lots of fun and don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter because it’s chock full of pet toys and info!

Because our fur babies loved them, we want you to try them out too! Purrfect Play is giving a Texas Banter reader the opportunity to win 6 Wooly Dust Bunnies.

Neither kitten was given any catnip.

WIN IT

One (1) reader of Texas Banter will win 6 Wooly Dust Bunnies.

To enter, visit Purrfect Play. Come back and tell me what other item you or your dog/cat would enjoy!

THIS IS MANDATORY! “Enter me” or “Nice giveaway” does not constitute as an entry and will be removed. YOU MUST LEAVE A VALID E-MAIL TO ENTER! OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

Extra Entries (8): Leave a separate comment for each entry and/or link.

*Follow me on Twitter (Username- texasheartland.)
*Subscribe to Texas Banter Mailing List (via E-Mail, Google Reader, etc.)
*Tweet about this giveaway (profile link or status link- Enter the Purrfect Play Cat Toy Giveaway on TB! http://tinyurl.com/kkt8kq @texasheartland)
*Follow Manders on Twitter (Username- confettidreams.)
*Add my Texas Banter Button
*Blog about this giveaway
*Leave a comment on their blog.
*Subscribe to their newsletter.

The giveaway starts on Tuesday, September 1st upon going “live” and will end on Tuesday, September 15th at 11:59PM CST. Entries submitted after that time are voided and are not counted.

Winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification. If the winner(s) have not responded within the 48 hours, a new winner(s) will be chosen.

All winners chosen via Random.org.

Help Our Cause! August 13, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in best buy, Boise, Charities, Contests, Giveaways, life, Organization, sweepstakes, Toys For Toys, Uncategorized.
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I usually don’t solicit votes or anything because that just isn’t me. But because of my cause that I’m helping, Toys for Tots, I couldn’t help but let you know that you can help Toys for Tots just by voting.

Boise® X-9® is having a Holiday Carton Promo. Boise will be producing a limited quantity of special edition Boise X-9 paper cartons during the holiday season and they want you to choose your favorite design. But that’s not all- for every vote received, they will be donating $1 to Toys for Tots. Since Manders and I are advocates for the Toys for Tots organization, I know I will be voting every day. But wait, that’s not all!

You can also enter to win 1 or 2 WEEKLY $50 gift cards to Best Buy. So if the Toys for Tots votes weren’t enough incentive for you, I know the gift cards are!

So help us help our cause and enter for the chance to win a gift card to Best Buy!

Back-To-School Giveaway August 1, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in back to school, Blog Giveaways, Giveaways, Product Reviews, Products, School Supplies, Stationary, thoughts.
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The time has come for parents and college students to start buying school supplies. Backpacks are filled with binders, spiral notebooks, planners, file folders, pens, and pencils. If you’re tired of the same old stationary places like Wal-Mart has to offer, then I have the coolest products for you! Since 1945, Carolina Pad has been offering designer stations that is unique and for everyday use!

Carolina Pad‘s products are not only the hottest trends when it comes to stationary, their quality is unmatched. Their pages don’t bleed and their folders are sturdy. Their products  have shown up in TV shows like CW’s new “90210” and ABC Family’s “Greek”. If you can trust TV, trust me when I say that their products are amazing! They are bright, cheery, and so colorful. Why use a solid purple binder when you can make everyone ask where you got it with the Whimsical Flower Binder? I promise you, nobody else will have it. If you don’t want to hodge podge your school supplies, they also have collections to suit your personality. They even have a Kendall Kollection, where every sale benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Become a Carolina Pad fan on Facebook, follow them on Twitter (carolinapad) and visit our web site at http://www.carolinapad.com to sign up for the Consumer Insights Panel.

BUY IT

Carolina Pad is offering Texas Banter readers 15% off a total order. Enter the code BTS2009 at checkout. The offer is only valid from August 1st to August 22nd. Any orders of $30 or more are eligible for FREE SHIPPING.

WIN IT

One (1) reader of Texas Banter has the chance to win a collection of Carolina Pad products from one of their collections: Sasquatch or Kendall.

To enter, visit CarolinaPad.com. Find one of your favorite items (or collections), come back and tell me. In this initial entry, tell which collection you prefer: Sasquatch or Kendall.


THIS IS MANDATORY! “Enter me” or “Nice giveaway” does not constitute as an entry and will be removed. YOU MUST LEAVE A VALID E-MAIL TO ENTER! OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

Extra Entries (7): Leave a separate comment for each entry and/or link.

*Follow me on Twitter (Username- texasheartland.)
*Subscribe to Texas Banter Mailing List (via E-Mail, Google Reader, etc.)
*Tweet about this giveaway (profile link or status link- Back To School Giveaway @ Texas Banter! http://tinyurl.com/n3cj9j @texasheartland)
*Follow Manders on Twitter (Username- confettidreams.)
*Add my Texas Banter Button
*Blog about this giveaway

The giveaway starts on Saturday, August 1st upon going “live” and will end on Saturday, August 15th at 11:59PM CST. Entries submitted after that time are voided and are not counted.

Winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification. If the winner(s) have not responded within the 48 hours, a new winner(s) will be chosen.

All winners chosen via Random.org.

CSN Giveaway- ENDED July 29, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in blogs, Furniture, Giveaways, Office Furniture, Products, thoughts.
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It’s almost that time- almost time to go back to school! Parents are buying their children school supplies and furniture for their college students who have decided to live off campus. Everyone remembers the basic necessities for furniture: couches, beds, chairs, desks, and televisions. But let’s not forget another basic necessity for computer desks- that all important office chair!  CSNChairs.com has an amazing array of office chairs for just about almost any price. They have the executive chair, reception area chair, classroom, and even folding chairs. So if you’re looking for a specific office chair for a specific purpose, you can bet that CSNChairs.com is the place to go!

But as a college student, you read a lot. And where are you going to put all those books you accumulate during your years at college? That’s right, a bookcase! CSN Office Furniture has you covered! They have all sorts of office furniture for your basic office furniture needs! If you need a basic computer desk with nothing too fancy, they have hundreds of basic computer desks for under $450, which is practically a steal! You can’t find that anywhere else. I have a computer desk and a computer chair. But I have tons of books and nowhere to put them! That’s where the Mylex Five Shelf Bookcase comes in handy. It’s really sturdy, easy to assemble, and it’s considered a “space saver” because it only has a 9″ depth, which is excellent for books, DVDs, VHS (for those of us who still use our VCR) and even CDs.

Thanks to our friends at CSN Office Furniture, we are giving one (1) Texas Banter reader the chance to win the MyLex Five Shelf Bookcase in Black! So what do you have to do to win this amazing back-to-school necessity?

Go to CSN Office Furniture, come back and tell me what item you would LOVE to have!

THIS IS MANDATORY! “Enter me” or “Nice giveaway” does not constitute as an entry and will be removed. YOU MUST LEAVE A VALID E-MAIL TO ENTER! OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

Extra Entries (7): Leave a separate comment for each entry and/or link.

*Follow me on Twitter (Username- texasheartland.)
*Subscribe to Texas Banter Mailing List (via E-Mail, Google Reader, etc.)
*Tweet about this giveaway (profile link or status link- Win a 5 Shelf Bookcase @ Texas Banter! http://tinyurl.com/kwbhlx @texasheartland)
*Follow Manders on Twitter (Username- confettidreams.)
*Add my Texas Banter Button
*Blog about this giveaway

The giveaway starts on Wednesday, July 29th upon going “live” and will end on Wednesday, August 11th at 11:59PM CST. Entries submitted after that time are voided and are not counted.

Winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification. If the winner(s) have not responded within the 48 hours, a new winner(s) will be chosen.

All winners chosen via Random.org.

CIJ: Dali Decals Review & Giveaway- ENDED July 2, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Christmas, Christmas in July, Gift Ideas, Giveaways, Product Reviews, Products, Reviews, Wall Stickers.
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NOTE: IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THE DALI DECALS WEBSITE TO LOAD, FEEL FREE TO BOOKMARK THIS PAGE AND COME BACK AT A LATER TIME.

Thanks to our friends at Dali Decals, you have the chance to win!

dalidecalsWe couldn’t start Christmas in July without having something fun to do! So when I was able to review Dali Decals products, I was happy! I needed something to spruce up the dreaded white bedroom walls. I chose “Dare to be remarkable” simply because it fits how me and Manders are. The day it arrived, I really had nothing planned so I decided to immediately put it up. It was REALLY easy to take it off the backing. But because I didn’t get a squeegee, it was kind of difficult to put it on the wall. The letters kept sticking to what looked like masking tape. So I stood there, carefully peeling away the tape so that I wouldn’t rip a letter or only have 1/2 of the quote transferred. What looks so weird but yet cool is that the quote looks like someone wrote it with a Sharpie! Since Mom never let us write on walls, this worked out perfectly!

So why are Wall Stickers cool for Christmas? Because they do have Holiday decals for your walls/windows/mirrors this Holiday season and they make GREAT stocking stuffers! Granted they won’t fit in most stockings and wrapping might be a tad bit impossible, but you get the idea. Dali Decals is giving one (1) of my readers a $25 gift certificate to Dali Decals! How can you get in on the Christmas in July action?

Go to Dali Decals, come back and tell me what you would get with your $25 gift certificate!

THIS IS MANDATORY! “Enter me” or “Nice giveaway” does not constitute as an entry and will be removed. YOU MUST LEAVE A VALID E-MAIL TO ENTER! OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

Extra Entries (7): Leave a separate comment for each entry and/or link.

*Follow me on Twitter (Username- texasheartland.)
*Subscribe to Texas Banter Mailing List (via E-Mail, Google Reader, etc.)
*Tweet about this giveaway (profile link or status link- Enter the Christmas in July Giveaway @ Texas Banter! http://tinyurl.com/mv63wg @texasheartland)
*Follow Manders on Twitter (Username- confettidreams.)
*Add my Texas Banter Button
*Blog about this giveaway
*Add the Christmas in July button

The giveaway starts on Tuesday, July 2st upon going “live” and will end on Tuesday, July 9th at 11:59PM CST. Entries submitted after that time are voided and are not counted.

Winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification. If the winner(s) have not responded within the 48 hours, a new winner(s) will be chosen.

All winners chosen via Random.org.

ChexMix Giveaway- ENDED July 1, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in food, Giveaways.
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Thanks to our friends at MyBlogSpark, you have the chance to win yummy food!

Now what is the deal with the food? If you’re anything like me, you like to snack during the day. Maybe you get a hankering for something sweet AND salty at the same time. Maybe you want something that’s easy to grab and go? Maybe perhaps both but don’t want to spend a ton of money on that taco from Taco Bell? May I introduce to you Chex Mix Turtle bars! They are a delicious snack that includes caramel, chocolate, peanuts, Chex Mix, and pretzels! To read my take, go to Chex Mix Review.

How many winners will there be and how can you win it? There will be three (3) winners and each winner will receive 2 boxes of ChexMix Turtle bars! If you want to win one of those spots, all you have to do is answer the follow question:

How do you unwind after a hard day?

THIS IS MANDATORY! “Enter me” or “Nice giveaway” does not constitute as an entry and will be removed. YOU MUST LEAVE A VALID E-MAIL TO ENTER! OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

Extra Entries (6): Leave a separate comment for each entry and/or link.

*Follow me on Twitter (Username- texasheartland.)

*Subscribe to Texas Banter Mailing List (via E-Mail, Google Reader, etc.)

*Tweet about this giveaway (profile link or status link- Enter to win food at Texas Banter! http://tinyurl.com/mv29th @texasheartland)

*Follow Manders on Twitter (Username- confettidreams.)

*Add my Texas Banter Button

*Blog about this giveaway

The giveaway starts on Tuesday, July 1st upon going “live” and will end on Tuesday, July 8th at 11:59PM CST. Entries submitted after that time are voided and are not counted. Winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification. If the winner(s) have not responded within the 48 hours, a new winner(s) will be chosen. All winners chosen via Random.org.

More Christmas in July June 16, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in blog, Blogging, blogs, Christmas, family, Giveaways, holidays, summer, winter.
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More Christmas in July! If everything turns out just like we want it, we’ll have product reviews, giveaways, shopping ideas so you can get all your Christmas shopping done before the Holiday rush, craft ideas, and maybe some decorating ideas!

We are still looking for a few more sponsors to help us with giveaways. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our Christmas in July product reviews/giveaways, please refer to PR Information and look for “Event PR”.

If you are a blogger wanting to participate in this year’s “Christmas In July” event, please refer to the following (from Confetti Dreams):

  • # Through out July (starting the 1st and ending the 31st), create a few posts that deal with Christmas. This can be your favorite memory, your favorite/least favorite gift, craft ideas, recipes, reviews, or giveaways. You can get as creative as you want!
  • # Before each post, either put “Christmas in July” or “CIJ” so we know which post to look for.
  • # Confetti Dreams might have the cheap version of Mr Linky, so once you are done posting, you can post it there.
  • # By the end of this week, Confetti Dreams will have made a button for every participating blogger to place on their blog. Confetti Dreams will of course put it in this post so you can see it and grab it.

Any blogs that are interested but have more questions, e-mail me at texasbanter@ymail.com with the subject “CIJ Participating” and I will get back to you as soon as I can. We are still working with sponsors for giveaways and product reviews. If you have any ideas for sponsors to contact, shoot us an e-mail the aforementioned with the subject “CIJ Sponsor Idea”.

Any problems with Mr. Linky will result in a post on Confetti Dreams with a list of participating blogs.

Christmas In July… June 14, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in blog, Blogging, Christmas, Giveaways, holidays, random, summer, thoughts, winter.
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The Texas Summer has shown it’s ugly face and it looks as if it is to stay, which I am not thrilled about. So I try EVERYTHING to keep myself cool from the triple-digit heat that seems to be plaguing this side of the country this early in the season- frozen water, daily baths, jumping in the shower with all my clothes on, dreaming of Christmas, watching Christmas movies (or movies that have some Christmas in them), and even sticking my face in front of the air conditioner because it’s just so darn hot!

So Manders came up with a brilliant idea to beat the heat, even if it’s in our minds- a Christmas in July blog event between the two of us! There will be product reviews and & giveaways, craft ideas, early-shopping ideas, and who knows what else!

I know it’s a little too early to be thinking about Christmas when temperatures are soaring about 100*, but c’mon, just the thought of snow makes me want Christmas to hurry up and get here! Hell, I’ve even started thinking of what I could get a family member for Christmas or what Manders might like! Maybe I’ll actually get it all done in time.

So besides my regular babbling and product giveaways (that would be in no relation to the “Christmas in July” even), on July 1st, keep your peepers open for Christmas posts to keep you cool until the weather changes to Fall, and then, well, you get the idea.

If any other bloggers would like to join us for this even, please contact us at texasbanter@ymail.com or orchestratenoise0726@yahoo.com with the subject “Join CIJ”.

“What’s For Dinner” Giveaway- ENDED May 22, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Contests, food, Giveaways, Products, sweepstakes.
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This time, Texas Banter is giving away food! Our lovely friends at BlogSpark are giving three (3) readers the chance to win!

Now what is the deal with the food? Have you even thought about dinner tonight? If not, might I make a suggestion? Pasta. Not just any pasta- Romano’s Macaroni Grill dinner kits! With yummy flavors like Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne, Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine and Chicken Marsala with Linguine, even the pickiest taste buds will enjoy it! To see my review, visit Romano’s Macaroni Grill Review.

So what is up for grabs here at Texas Banter this time? It is the ultimate dinner! Three (3) winners will each recieve the Romano’s “What’s For Dinner?” gift basket:  a sample of the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta variety, three coupons for you to try the other varieties the next time you visit your local grocer, colander and serving spoon.

How can you win one of these lovely gift baskets? Just answer this simple question:

What is your family’s favorite dinner topic?

THIS IS MANDATORY! “Enter me” or “Nice giveaway” does not constitute as an entry and will be removed. YOU MUST LEAVE A VALID E-MAIL TO ENTER! OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

Extra Entries (6): Leave a separate comment for each entry.

*Follow me on Twitter (Username- texasheartland.)
*Subscribe to Texas Banter Mailing List
*Tweet about this giveaway (Win food at Texas Banter! http://tinyurl.com/puypy6 @texasheartland)
*Follow Manders on Twitter (Username- confettidreams.)
*Add my Texas Banter Button
*Blog about this giveaway

The giveaway starts on Friday, May 22nd upon going “live” and will end on Friday, May 29th at 11:59CST. Entries submitted after that time are voided and do not count.

Winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification. If the winner(s) have not responded within the 48 hours, a new winner(s) will be chosen.

All winners chosen via Random.org.

Keep Eyes Peeled… May 9, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in blog, blogs, Friends, Giveaways, life, Product Reviews, Products, random, Reviews, thoughts.
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I wanted to let my readers know to keep your eyes peeled!

“For what?” you may ask.

As soon as I am feeling better, I will be reviewing another product. What happened the last time I reviewed a product? That’s right, I held a giveaway. I cannot tell you what the giveaway is for because I haven’t reviewed the product yet. But once I review the product and post the review, my readers (that’s you!) will be able to enter once more for the chance to win something from yours truly!

So what made me want to start holding giveaways?

Well, it all started back when Zeus was in his accident. My readers banded together and decided to keep happy thoughts through out my blog even when my family thought we would lose him. I wanted to give back in some way but couldn’t personally afford to give everyone something. So I thought again. I remembered seeing blogs holding giveaways and I thought it was a bright idea. While not everyone wins, it’s the thought that counts!

This next giveaway won’t be the last either. There will be plenty to come!

So… keep your eyes peeled for another Texas Banter Giveaway!

Protect-A-Bed Giveaway May 3, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Bedding, Beds, Giveaways, health, Prizes, Products.
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Welcome to Texas Banter’s first giveaway!

Now, with that out of the way, do I have the perfect gift for those who suffer from allergies! I was able to review Protect-A-Bed‘s Premium Mattress Protector. For those that know me, I have allergies- bad. To see my review, visit “Say Goodbye to Allergies in Bed!“.

Did you know that your body can lose up to 2 pints of moisture for every 8 hours you sleep? This moisture is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites.  Many people don’t realize their mattress is one of the largest sources of allergens in their home, because over time, mattresses collect and absorb dust mites, bacteria, bodily fluids, skin cells, etc.

Protect-A-Bed mattress protectors provide an impermeable barrier between you and the dust mites and allergens within your bedding, while remaining breathable and comfortable. The ultra-thin, extra soft and super absorbent mattress protectors will not detract from the comfort of your bedding, and they are easy-to-use and machine washable.

This is what causes those sneezing nighttimes when you go to bed at night.

You can find more information about the complete range of products they offer at www.protectabed.com.

Now, you ready for what we’re giving away?

Protect-A-Bed has decided to give one lucky reader a Premium Mattress Protector. Here’s how to enter:

Visit Protect-A-Bed and look around. Come back and tell me what other item you would love to have in your home. Also tell me what size you need in the mattress protector. THIS IS MANDATORY- “Enter me” or “I want to win!” does not constitute as an entry.

Extra Entries (6) (Please leave a separate comment for each letting me know):

*Follow me on Twitter (Username- texasheartland)
*Subscribe to Texas Banter Mailing List
*Tweet about this giveaway (“Win a mattress protector from Texas Banter! Visit http://tinyurl.com/ccmnhy and enter! @texasheartland“)
*Follow Manders on Twitter (Username- confettidreams)
*Add my Texas Banter Button
*Blog about this giveaway

Contest starts May 4th and will end on May 10th at 11:59CST. Entries after this time will not count. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to the winning notification e-mail or I will choose another winner. YOU MUST LEAVE AN E-MAIL TO ENTER! OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

Texas Banter Giveaway… April 30, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in blog, Contests, Giveaways, random, sweepstakes, thoughts.
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I am informing all of my readers that I will be holding my first giveaway on May 4th. I am not telling you what it is because I want to have the element of surprise. But I am excited that I will be holding my first giveaway. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and not because of the blog traffic but because my readers are special to me and I want to give back to them for being interested in my… crazy life?

But anyways, the giveaway be held from May 4th until 11:59CST May 10th… that’s 1 week. One week to enter. You might want to add me to your blogroll, bookmarks, subscribe to my mailing list, or add my button so you don’t miss a thing!

So mark it on your calendar- May 4th is the beginning of Texas Banter’s giveaway!

Decisions Decisions… March 26, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in blog, Blogging, blogs, business, College, Contests, dogs, Feelings, fun, funny, Giveaways, humor, Ideas, Internet, learning, life, math, Mathematics, Product Reviews, random, Reviews, thoughts.
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Lately I’ve been hammering on and on about wanting to review products and possibly hold a giveaway. Everyone else is doing it- it sounds like fun! And you know me- I’m all about fun. I’m the epitome of fun. I even have fun when I sleep. Ok, so not really but you get the idea.

As I was going down the list of other blog buttons and reading them, I stopped and wondered- maybe I could have a Texas Banter Reviews blog. But I stopped myself. I just can’t handle another blog. I update this one daily, Frugal Sissy weekly, and TwinTastic whenever I can remember. On top of that, I have to study for college AND find out what kind of business my family can start. Oy!  What was I thinking? You’d figure that after over 200 posts on here, several on the others, and College Algebra that my brain would be fried. But remember- I’m witty!

Of course, I’m still looking for products to review. I have a product from BzzAgent to review but it’s a Clean & Clear Makeup Removal kit so that will have to wait when I paint my pretty face for the boys. Who knows when that will be. Makeup + cold = weird complexion. I learned that the hard way one day. I was sick with a cold and when I’m sick, I’m pale. So I thought putting a darker foundation would help. Boy was I wrong! It looked like my face had tanned while I had on longjohns. But when I review the product (on BzzAgent as well on TB), I’ll get lucky and get more inquiries for a review/giveaway.

I still wish I could get rid of this cold and wish the dog would take a nap. He’s grumpy and needs one. So do I.

I’m so proud of her! March 1, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in cats, College, Contests, dogs, family, Feelings, Giveaways, Goals, health, Irish, learning, life, Pets, random, School, sisters, thoughts, twins.
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I know it sounds really weird right now for me to say that, especially after my last post about Smokie. I’ll get to her in a little bit. But I am proud of Manders!

Why am I proud of my twin sister? She just told me she wanted to learn Irish Gaelic! Now remember, I know a little Scottish Gaelic. These 2 languages ARE EXTREMELY DIFFERENT and are practically “dead” languages (meaning that anyone hardly speaks them anymore). They are are extremely difficult languages to learn. I gave up on Scottish Gaelic because I found it was too hard for me to learn. I didn’t believe in myself and was confident enough that I could actually speak it fluently. But since Manders was the first one out of the both of us to mention college, I know she’ll be able to handle something as small as Irish Gaelic.

Speaking of college, I have started studying for the THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment), which is a test new student are applying for even a 2 year college must take. It evaluates the readiness of students for college-level coursework in Texas. There are only 3 sections: Reading, Math, and Writing. I need the most help in Math and Writing so I am starting on the Writing before I start on the Math so I can dedicate a lot of my time to the Math section- since that’s where I need the most help. Well, also on the impromtu essay but that I can work on while I’m working on the math.

Ok, now I know you’re anxious to know how Smokie is doing. She is doing a lot better than she was when she had the kittens and the following day after. She still wants a lot of attention and still continues to sleep almost all day long but she is getting better. Her and Princess (Manders’ kitty) play fought a little earlier. We had Subway the other day and she wanted some of my Philly Steak & Cheese so that’s a good sign. I think she’ll be depressed for  awhile but we have learned (and I’m sure Smokie has learned this as well) that it was the last time she was pregnant. It’s kind of sad when you think about it. I guess it’s like going into menopause, knowing you can’t have any more children. I wouldn’t know. I haven’t hit menopause yet. I’m only 24!

As far as my health goes, I am getting A LOT better. I am starting to regain my energy and don’t have as many heart palpitations like I used to. I’m eating 1-2 bananas a day along with carrots and celery. When I take Zeus outside, I will actually run with him so that we both get exercise. I have my good days and bad days, like we all do. What can I say- One day at a time.

Oh yea, before I forget, I have something to tell ya! I possibly have a sponsor for the giveaway. I know, it’s taking forever. I just have to hear back from them as a confirmation, review the product, then we can hold the giveaway. Geez, I think it would be easier to hold a giveaway on TwinTastic (since our readers are of different demographics) with our own money than wait on a sponsor! Speaking of which, we will be holding a giveaway on TwinTastic soon, as well. So head over to TwinTastic for more information!

Love BBQ? February 24, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Bar-B-Que, Contests, food, Giveaways, Winning.
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No, I am not holding a giveaway for BBQ sauce. I might’ve tried and reviewed it, but that doesn’t mean I’m giving some away. But my twin, Manders, is! She is now holding a giveaway where you can win 1 of 2 bottles of the awesome sauce, Country Bob’s! This is her first giveaway and we want her to have an awesome turnout!

So where can you go to win free BBQ sauce that tastes great on pretty much anything? Head over to Confetti Dreams for more information and to enter this awesome giveaway!

Who the hell doesn’t like BBQ and yummy BBQ sauce?