Holiday Gift Giving: JBL Flip 2 Portable Speakers

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Gary with Speaker

My husband is kind of hard to buy for, but I recently gave him an early Christmas present that was a big time hit!   Gary is a big music fan. every genre of music imaginable: country, bluegrass, pop, classic rock, R&B, and rap. He also listens to just about He plays a number of musical instruments, including banjo, guitar, piano, and mandoline.  And one of our favorite activities to do together is listen to music.  We often take turns picking out songs to listen to on Youtube to listen to.  And sometimes we’ll sing together, or he will get his guitar out and play along.  Needless to say, he was excited to open up his JBL Flip 2 Portable Speaker. [Read more…]

Tech Lover’s Christmas Giveaway

I’m excited to be participating in a fun Tech Lovers Christmas Giveaway event!  This one has some great prizes that I KNOW I would love to win, and I’m sure you would too!  Check it out!

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First Place Winner

Xbox Bundle:

Xbox 360 4GB Console

  • Xbox 360 has blockbuster games, HD movies and controller-free fun for everyone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy connection to Xbox LIVE
  • Super quiet with sleek new design plus matching controller
  • Ready for the controller-free fun of Kinect

Microsoft Xbox Live Gold Subscription Card

Boaderlands Game: In a distant future, the planets at the outer edges of the galaxy have become a beacon to fortune seekers and those yearning for a better life off world.

2nd Place Winner

Google Nexus 7 Black Wi-Fi 16GB Tablet – ASUS-1B16

The Google Nexus 7 tablet computer is the world’s first Android tablet that combines the latest Android 4.1 mobile operating system with a powerful quad-core processor for high-performance computing on the go. An eye-catching 1280 x 800 high-definition display is your touchscreen interface for this Google tablet. The Google Nexus 7 tablet computer’s LED-backlit IPS panel is made from scratch-resistant glass to offer crisp images, wide viewing angles and 10-finger multi-touch support.

3rd Place Winner:

Blue Hue” Laptop Bundle with optional matching accessories:

  • Blue Laptop
  • Case/Bag
  • Mouse
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Headphones

The event dates: 11/30 – 12/10 Open World Wide. If the winner is outside the use they will receive and online gift card in the prize amount in place of the physical prize. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green Giveaway

Today I’m excited to be giving away a copy of one of the latest films from Disney.   Set to release on December 4, Disney brings enchantment home with The Odd Life of Timothy Green , an inspiring, magical story for the whole family starring Jennifer Garner.

Cindy (Garner) and Jim Green are a happily married couple who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim – and their small town of Stanleyville – learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts. From Academy Award-nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (About A Boy, Best Adapted Screenplay, 2002; Dan In Real Life; What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?), it’s a heart warming celebration of family as only Disney can deliver.

Here’s a movie trailer:

I’m a big fan of Disney’s family movies, and I’m reallly excited to watch this one.  It looks like it will be a cute movie, and I think it would be a great Christmas present that the entire family could enjoy together.

Giveaway! One Simply Sweet Home reader will win The Odd Life of Timothy Green DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack.

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Disclosure:  I’m receiving a copy of The Odd Life of Timothy Green on DVD and Blu-ray but received no other compensation for this post. The opinions are my own.

PEOPLE Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive

Have you seen  PEOPLE Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue? It’s currently on store shelves.  I just purchased the magazine and have been flipping through to see all the eye candy it has to offer.  And the person named the Sexiest Man Alive for this year is Channing Tatum! [Read more…]

12 Hostess Gift Ideas at World Market and Life of Pi Giveaway

hostess gifts

Are you ready for holiday shopping?  I love seeing all the great  gift ideas in the stores this time of year; it makes shopping so fun, and not to mention the pretty decorations and music that really put me in the holiday spirit.  Did you know that World Market has fabulous gift selections that range from kitchen and entertainments supplies, to home decor, food & drink, and EVEN jewelry?  I’ve been browsing their site, and today I’m sharing 12 items that I think would make great hostess gift ideas for the holiday season!   [Read more…]

Friends Coffee Mug and Frame Giveaway

friends giveaway

Do you love Friends?  Warner Bros. Pictures is proud to announce the release of Friends: The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set on November 13.

To celebrate the release, Partnershub has launched the 30 Days of Friends Trivia blog app.  Each day during the challenge, come back to visit the app and answer questions about Friends, and along the way you’ll earn different Friends character badges, unlock hidden badges, and earn awesome Friends content along the way.  You can also take the Which FRIEND Are You Most Like Quiz. [Read more…]

People’s Sexiest Man Alive and a $20 Kroger Giveaway

Do you love PEOPLE Magazine?  From their celebrity gossip, to their style columns, to their movie news and reviews, it is filled with fun features to help you take a break from it all.

As I stand in the check line, I’m always interested to see who is on the cover and what the latest headline is.  My favorite feature of the magazine is the moview news and review.  I recently checked out their review of the new movie, Lincoln, which I’m anxious to see, and I also learned from the magazine that a new film adaptation of Anna Karenina is coming out soon, starring one of my favorite actresses Keira Knightly!

Whether you read the magazine or not, I know you have certainly heard of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive issue.  The 2012 edition is coming out on November 16.  That’s this Thursday!  The issue will only be available for 2 weeks, so hurry up and grab your copy!

Who’s your favorite past winner or finalist?

I did a little research on the previous issues.  Some of my favorite “finalists”  include country singers Keith Urban and Tim McGraw, as well as actors James McAvoy and Robert Pattinson.

As for the 2012 issue, I’d love to see Chris Hemsworth from Snow White and the Huntsman get featured, and I would love to see more country stars like Blake Shelton or Jake Owen.

Who would you like to see featured in this year’s issue?  And better yet, who do you think should be People’s Sexiest Man Alive?

Visit this link to see the latest issue of People and to print our a $1 off coupon or $2 off  for printing and sharing.

Giveaway! One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a $20 Kroger Gift Card.

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Disney-Pixar’s Brave Five-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Giveaway

Brave Movie

As a kid I always enjoyed getting new movies for Christmas. Just in time for the holidays, Disney-Pixar’s Brave is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on November 13.  A breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages, the stunning Blu-ray release of Brave includes hours of all new bonus material, extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more.

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