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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Enter The True Citrus - Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be True Sweepstakes


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True Citrus - Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be True Sweepstakes


I drink mostly water everyday and True Citrus products are a favorite of mine for flavoring my water without adding sugar or artificial ingredients. I love the True Lemon packets because I can carry them in my bag and enjoy lemon water anywhere I go.

The #HealthyHappyTrue Sweepstakes was created by True Citrus to celebrate how people live their healthiest, happiest and truest life possible.

Entering provides the chance to win a grand prize including a $10,000 cash prize, a Vitamix Professional Series Blender ($600 value), Fitbit watch ($200 value), a True Lemon thermal water bottle and a sampling of all True Citrus products.

To enter the sweepstakes and for details on how to increase chances of winning, visit the Be Happy Be True Sweepstakes through June 15. 

Interested in trying True Citrus for yourself? Save 40% on your order at www.truelemonstore.com by entering the code TRUEFAMILY40US at checkout
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Disclosure: The Happy Clown With A Frown was not compensated for this post and is in no way responsible for prize fulfillment or delivery.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Acu-Rite NOAA Weather Alert Radio Giveaway

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Presents The:
Acu-Rite NOAA Weather Alert
Radio Giveaway
Holiday Contest and Sweeps along with a great group of Dedicated Co-Hosts to bring you another Severe Weather event with Spring just right around the corner. And as we know with Spring comes Severe Weather. Acu-Rite has teamed up with us to help protect our readers with a NOAA Severe Weather Alert Radio Giveaway which will alert you of any Severe Weather Alerts from the National Weather Service in your area. Three lucky readers whom reside in the Continental United States and are 18+ years of age will have a chance to win one of these amazing radios.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Viatek/ Bob Vila Spring Giveaway


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Viatek/ Bob Vila Spring Giveaway


I enjoy having plants and flowers around and really enjoy growing a garden. For me, plants create a peaceful calming atmosphere. You get so much in return for just giving them a little care and attention. And the edible ones reward you with delicious foods and flavors!

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Holiday Contest and Sweeps is happy to bring you a great giveaway from one of my valued sponsors, Viatek Consumer Products along with a great group of my Dedicated Blogs. This giveaway is called "The Viatek/Bob Vila Spring Giveaway" in which three lucky winners who reside in the Continental United States and are 18+ years of age to enter will each win a prize package contain a set of the Bob Vila Easy Planter (Set of three) and a Bob Vila Pruning Tool. Each prize package has a MSRP of $44.98 ea.


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Saturday, March 31, 2018

QMT Lakeshore Melodies 36" Windchime Giveaway



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    Presents The:

QMT Lakeshore Melodies 36"
Windchime Giveaway 

TWO WINNERS!




The way the sound of wind chimes playing their tunes on the breeze makes me feel is difficult to explain. It's calming, comforting and I find it peaceful. It's an enjoyable sound that makes me smile.

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Holiday Contest and Sweeps recently had the honor to review a new QMT Windchime
Line called Lakeshore Melodies. This new chime has the most soothing melodies that will relax you no matter how stressful your day has been. Hang them on your patio or deck and let their beautiful tones unwind you and send your body in a more relaxed state. QMT has been kind enough to provide 2 sets of these 36' Windchimes in a giveaway for two lucky readers that must reside in the Continental United States and be 18+ years of age to win.

 
  


This new amazing line of wind chimes comes in new, beautiful colors - Raven, Cranberry, Spruce and Storm. You'll love the sound produced by these chimes.

 Visit the QMT Website and look at all of their
amazing chimes. Below is a link to the Viatek Website.


QMT Windchimes Link



Make sure to like,follow, or subscribe to QMT's Social Media Pages on the Rafflecopter
form as a thank you for providing you with the chance to win your own set of the
Lakeshore Melodies 36" Windchimes.


A Big Thank You To

QMT Windchimes



This giveaway is in no way endorsed, associated or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter
or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid in the Continental
United States only and entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway will
end at 12:00 AM (EST)4/30/2018

Holiday Contest and Sweeps received a sample of these windchimes for review
purposes. QMT Windchimes will be solely responsible for the awarding and shipping
of the prizes directly to the winners. If you have any issues with this giveaway please
email Holiday Contest and Sweeps at holidaycontestandsweeps@gmail.com


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Disclosure: The Happy Clown With A Frown was not compensated for this post and is not responsible for delivery of the prize.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

GOTRAX Glider Cadet Scooter Giveaway



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Spring is here and it's time to get outdoors! We are zooming into spring with some fun outdoor toys from GOTRAX. Their glider cadet electric scooter will have your kiddos enjoying the spring weather! If your kiddos love adventure and outdoor time this is the perfect toy for them this spring.

With a smaller frame and deck to fit riders 8 and up, the GLIDER CADET can reach speeds of up to 11 miles per hour for 40 minutes of continuous use thanks to its quiet and efficient 100-watt electric motor.

“We are continuing our quest to provide the best electric rideable for Commanders of all ages,” says Chief Marketing Officer Jason Wakefield. “The GLIDER CADET is the perfect introduction to the fun and efficiency of e-transportation for young riders.”




With a quick kick to get the CADET rolling, power is available via an easy and intuitive twist-grip throttle. A lever-activated front brake keeps things in control, and an 8-inch pneumatic front tire provides a smooth ride.

The GLIDER CADET’s frame is crafted from steel and built for durability, ensuring fun for many rides to come.

The Giveaway:

GOTRAX was nice enough to sponsor a giveaway for our readers. One lucky person will win a GOTRAX Glider Cadet Electric Scooter from GOTRAX (a $149 value). Entrants must be 18 or older and US residents to be eligible to win. Entries will be accepted until 4/15/18. 

*Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by GOTRAX. If for some reason the sponsor fails to send the prize or is unable to Parenting In Progress is not responsible for supplying the prize or the value of the prize to the winner.


Available from GOTRAX:

The GOTRAX GLIDER CADET comes in five Cosmic Colors (Mars Red, Pulsar Pink, Alien Green, Planetary Purple and Neptune Blue) and retails for $179, available now at GOTRAX.com for an introductory price of $149.




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Disclosure: The Happy Clown With A Frown is not responsible for the shipment or delivery or the prize. This post contains affiliate links which only means if you click and decide to purchase, I could make a commission. This is at no additional cost to you, but helps me out tremendously so Thank you! :)  

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tips for Maintaining Your Vehicle



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Whether you buy a new or used car, maintaining your vehicle is an essential part of keeping your car running smoothly and preventing costly repairs down the road. There are some basic things you can do as part of routine maintenance that will keep you car running at it's best. First, you can check the manual for your vehicle and find out the recommended maintenance schedule. If you don't have a physical copy, most manuals can be found online. 


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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Being Sick Was NOT How I Thought The New Year Would Start

I must admit, as someone that rarely gets sick, I sometimes take not being sick for granted. I don't just throw it all to the wind. I try to be careful, but am so accustomed to the things I do to stay well working, that those rare times when those things aren't enough, well it's a bit of a shock. 

I wash my hands. I carry a spray bottle with water and peppermint (or lemon) essential oil so I can wipe down cart handles and disinfect our hands when we're visiting different stores and places. But once in a decade or so, I get sick anyway. Usually it's not too bad. A slight cold I can clear up in about a week. But this year with so many strains  of different illnesses going around, I managed to get exposed to something. Definitely NOT how I was planning to start of the new year! I woke up sick on January 4th and didn't leave the  house to go anywhere for 3 1/2 weeks!

I HAD hoped to start of with some giveaways and contests for my readers and followers. It's an understatement to say that I am waaaay behind! I will be getting some things going very soon and hope you'll stick around. :) 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone




I hope you have more things to be thankful for than there are stars in the sky. I hope your plates are full and you heart is even more so. I hope you have a most wonderful Thanksgiving with those you love and care about. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

I Never Got To Meet Her, But I Still Miss Her

It's not something I dwell on. A lot of people outside our family members, don't even know. It isn't in the front of my mind everyday, but the thought does pop up at surprising times and it has the power to stop me in my tracks. I had a miscarriage. I lost my first baby. I miscarried early in my pregnancy so for a long time I didn't equate our loss with those who have lost their babies further into their pregnancies. I mean I didn't get to feel any movement or kicks. I didn't get to see my belly grow. But I have come to know that loss is loss. I have also come to know that I am not alone.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Is It Possible It's Been 16 Years?

#NeverForget #Sept11

We've had some busy moments around here and I'm a few days late getting my thoughts out. On September 11th I was in a somber mood. In a way I can't believe it has been 16 YEARS since our Nation was shaken to the core. Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday and sometimes it feels a lifetime ago. After the attacks, we all swore we would never forget. I'm not sure I ever could even if I tried. I usually watch the replays of the documentaries and footage. Seeing it still makes me cry. It brings it all back so fresh in my mind. This year I didn't have access to watch any of those, so I pulled up some articles to read and spent some time reflecting on those. The two article I chose were both quite long and they focused on the people that jumped (They are not technically referred to as "jumpers". The medical examiner and other officials say "those who fell", "were pushed" or "blown out of the buildings") . I saw this happening when I was watching everything unfold on that Tuesday morning, but they are not mentioned much now. I remember sobbing all day and every time another person was sailing down the side of the building, it would just take my breath away. I could only gasp and cry harder. I can not imagine the situation they were in. The desperation to get away from the smoke, flames and scorching heat. Then to fall for so long. They say on average, they fell for about 10 seconds. Now ten seconds doesn't sound like a long time, but when I close my eyes and try to imagine what they might have been seeing as I count ten seconds, my heart breaks. It's horrifying.

Even reading the stories of the people still brings me to tears so I had to take breaks from reading. I found myself just staring, but not seeing. I was somber and sad, but also thinking how incredible I found these stories. Some of the people are known, others are not. But something did ring true in reading the articles. We said we would not forget, but it seems this group of roughly 200 people have been relegated to the darker corners because they are thought of by some as suicides. I just kept thinking about how, against their will, they became victims of an attack on their Nation's home soil on a morning when they just thought it was just another day. They thought they had more tomorrows. On my breaks from reading I began to work on my latest art obsession, painting on rocks. I wanted to do something more cheerful, but my mind would not leave those people. I think most of my work comes out on the cartoony side, which is usually okay. But I had seen a depiction of the Tribute In Light that touched me. I have watched them light up the sky through live steams and my mind just went there. With ever stroke I was afraid I was going to make it look goofy and betray the feelings I had. I watched as the rock transformed and slowly I realized it wasn't looking goofy or like a cartoon. I know I am not a great artist or anything, but I was very pleased with how my Tribute Rock turned out. When I look at it, I know They are not forgotten. At least not by me.