Saturday, May 7, 2011

Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop

It's Spotlight Saturday Hosted By

Between the Lines

Welcome to our fun blog hop with a twist!  Every week swing by to link up your blog and one you want to spotlight!  Did you find a new blog you liked this week?  Is there one you visit on a daily basis?  Well, simply link up your Spotlighted blog right under yours.  We will Spotlight our favorite blogs of the week in spots 4, 5, and 6.  

This week is I'm Spotlighting blueviolet from A Nut in a Nutshell! 

How it Works

1) Link up your own blog.
2)Link up a blog you want to spotlight for the week.(ex. Spotlight: Roslyn's Closet)
3) Follow your three hosts.
4) Grab our button and post it on your sidebar or in a Spotlight Saturday Post.
5) Follow as many blogs from the list as you like and leave a comment so they know you stopped by.
6) Return the favor by following blogs that followed you.
(Be aware that URL's cannot be duplicated so please have a second spotlight choice in mind. If your blog's URL has already been spotlighted, just add one you'd like to spotlight. And don't forget to leave a comment with the blog you spotlighted so they can come and join the blog hopping fun! )

Friday, May 6, 2011

Don't Miss Spotlight Saturday!

Between the Lines

Don't forget tomorrow is Spotlight Saturday!  Hope you all come back in the morning to join us, along with Survey Junkie and Guest Host Miss Imperfect, for our fun little Blog Hop with a twist!!!  Link up your own blog and another that you would love to share with the rest of us!  Linky opens at midnight!

Relay For Life Sponsor: My Lip Stuff

For those of you who know me or are a veteran reader of Between the Lines, you know how much I love my lip glosses and lip balms. I have them in every room of the house, in my purse, in my diaper bag, and during the winter, in my car. Without lip balm, my lips would continuously crack and bleed. Therefore, I use it all the time. The most fun thing about lip balms are the many different flavors they come in. My Lip Stuff has more flavors than I have ever seen or heard of before. With over 500 flavors of natural lip balm, you will have no problem finding a few that suit you best.   Brea, from My Lip Stuff, has graciously agreed to support our Relay For Life Online Silent Auction by donating 6 random lip balms.  6 Lip balms retail for about $15.   

Don't miss out on opportunity to support a great cause and get some great products in return.   The Silent Auction begins May 20th, right here on Between the Lines!

Fun Label

“My Lip Stuff is Serious Skin Care With a Fun Flair.” The fun doesn’t stop at their flavors, although a Cosmo Lip balm sounds like a lot of fun to me. My Lip Stuff offers customized labels for their customers. You can personalize any lip balm with these fun labels. They make the perfect wedding or shower favor or even business promotional gift.

Lemon Drop Cookie

My Lip Stuff offers skin, earth, and animal friendly products. Their products are made from the finest ingredients and are all environmentally safe. They never use animal testing and even offer 100% vegan and natural lip balm choices. Their products are also not limited to lip balm. They offer body butter, bath salts, linen sprays, and so much more. I was lucky enough to have a chance to review three great lip balm flavors: Vanilla Ice Cream, Cinnamon Custard Swirl, and Lemon Drop Cookie. For those of you who visit my Recipe Corner,  you know how much I love lemon cookies. And this lip balm was no exception. It went on smooth and left my lips feeling moist and silky. I cannot tell you how hard it was for me to not lick my lips. The scent that was coming off my lips made my stomach growl. So yummy! My girls and I enjoyed the other flavors too (I didn’t share my Lemon Drop cookie one!:) I had to actually limit their use because they kept licking it off. My Lip Stuff is definitely a keeper!

Bundle Pack

Check out their store here and browse through the hundreds of different flavors. Most of them have very unique names, so make sure you click on them to find out the combo flavor they are. Buy a tube starting at $2.50 or buy multipacks to save.

Join My Lip Stuff and Our Other Fabulous sponsors in supporting Relay For Life!  Let's help the world Celebrate More Birthdays!  The Online Silent Auction will run from May 20th - May 26th.  All proceeds will go directly to the Relay For Life site and products will be shipped from our sponsors.  I HOPE to see you there!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Relay For Life Sponsor: Photacular

I love items that have a personalized touch.  It makes them unique and more special. Like most mothers, I am also addicted to taking pictures of my adorable children!   Photacular is a great online company that provides you the opportunity to combine ordinary products and your most important photographs to create unique and exceptional items.
At Photacular , you can turn those precious memories into tee shirts, mugs, calendars, jewelry, ornaments, and so much more.  Their website is easy to use and all products are custom-made and printed here in the U.S.    They also offer a 90 day guarantee.   If there is a problem with your product they guarantee to try to make it right.  If they can’t fix the problem, they will give you your money back.

Thanks to Darla, the founder of Photacular, I was able to explore and purchase an item from their site.  With so many choices, it took me a long time to choose.   I eventually settled on the premium tote bag with green straps.  I was actually surprised when it came in the mail.  For the price they are selling it for, I figured it would be a pretty flimsy tote bag.  But instead, it lived up to its premium name.  The tote is made out of very soft, but thick canvas material.   We have been using it all summer for trips to the library, visits to the pool, and as an activity bag for long car trips.   Even through all our abuse, the picture on the tote is still of the highest quality and without any scratches.

I would definitely encourage everyone to go explore their site.  With such a great variety of products, you are sure to find something you like.  The generous people from Photacular have graciously donated a Photo Keepsake Box, up to a $49.95, for our Relay For Life Online Silent Auction. 
Please join us from May 20th - May 26th to support Relay For Life.  There will be great items and all proceeds go directly to Relay For Life! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We Have Winners!

Congratulations to Teressajoe!  You are the lucky winner of the giveaway!  You won with comment #125, "Follow Between the Lines on Facebook."  Teressajoe has 48 hours to claim her prize or another winner will be selected with  Thanks to everyone who entered and thanks to for hosting a great giveaway.

Congratulations to Kolpin!  You are the lucky winner of the Mother's Day giveaway!  You won with comment #432, "Twitter Follower."  Kolpin has 48 hours to claim her prize or another winner will be selected with  Thanks to everyone who entered and a HUGE thanks to for hosting another great giveaway.

Relay For Life Sponsor: Eco-Friendly Lunch Boxes

Are you looking to save a little time and money on the numerous school lunches you pack every week? Thanks to Kelly Lester, an ingenious mom of three, you can! Kelly Lester is the creator and CEO of the Easy Lunch Box system. Easy Lunch Boxes are convenient, affordable, and eco-friendly. If you are looking to live a frugal, healthy green life style, you’ve found a great place to start.  And if you are looking to support a great cause like Kelly was, join us for our Relay For Life Online Silent Auction from May 20th - May 26th.

The Easy Lunch Box system contains two parts: a cooler bag and a storage container. The cooler bag comes in five great colors and is a great deal at only $7.95. The storage containers comes in sets of 4 and are only $13.95. “Supporting the waste-free lunch movement, offers a reusable, superior solution at a much lower price than other companies.”

Healthy Ideas from

These Eco Friendly lunch boxes are not only good for the environment, but for our families as well. They are FDA approved and contain no BPA, phthalates, lead, vinyl, or PVC. They are also dishwasher and microwave safe. The company advises against washing the containers on the bottom rack of the dishwasher, but we wanted to test it out anyway. The product remained unharmed in any way. Of course, I’m not suggesting you do this, but I feel that this proves just how durable these containers truly are.
Kelly Lester from
My daughter loves taking her new lunch box to school. She no longer has to raise her hand in the cafeteria and wait for a teacher to come help her open little container that she can’t budge. With the Easy Lunch Box system, she can easily do it herself without spilling a drop. Although the company warns the containers are not leak proof, we have not had any spilling with yogurt or applesauce! I also love that the cooler bag is large enough to hold two containers. My children are very picky eaters and don’t like ordering food when we go out. With our new Easy Lunch Box system, I can pack them each a meal and carry only one lunch box. The three separate compartments make it so easy to pack, since our foods cannot touch each other!

Do you want your own Easy Lunch Box system? Go here to order today!

Please join us from May 20th - May 26th for our Relay For Life Silent Auction.  There will be great items and all proceeds go directly to Relay For Life! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

3 Coffee Cake Giveaway from!

The fabulous Mother's Day giveaway from ends tonight!  Don't miss your last chance to win your fabulous mom three delicious Coffee Cakes!  Enter HERE until 10pm est.  Good Luck!

Pedia Care Allergy Medicine Review and Giveaway

PediaCare has been making safe, effective medicines that professionals and moms have relied on for years. And now we provide you with a new expanded line of products for children and infants. For anything from cough, cold and allergy to fever reducers and pain relievers, look for the name you know: PediaCare. 

 PediaCare offers a wide variety of over-the-counter medicines for infant - children age 11.  I love that the variety allows me to choose a medicine that targets the specific symptoms of my child, and not give her a bunch of other things that she doesn't need.  My youngest daughter suffers allergies every spring and summer, but we have yet to find an allergy medicine that completely eliminates the symptoms.  So I was very excited to allow her to try PediCare's NEW 24 Hr Allergy medicine.


As common as allergies are, many parents are still confused about which over-the-counter allergy products are safe for their young children. Specially formulated for children, just one dose of new Children’s PediaCare® 24 Hour Allergy with cetirizine hydrochloride, provides all day relief from indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms. No more worrying about redosing during the day, it’s dye free and it’s a flavor that kids love – grape!        

My daughter wakes up every morning with a stuffed nose and stuffed ears.  She takes her allergy medicine with breakfast and by 10 am, she is feeling great and ready to play.   Not sure if it is allergies?  Check with your doctor before administering the medicine to your child.   Pediacare has also developed an iPhone app, free to download, that will help guide parents in choosing the best over-the-counter medicine for their child.  By simply identifying your child's symptom's, the app will be able to suggest the right choice in medicine for you.  No more wondering if you are giving your child too much, too little, or the incorrect medicine.

New Children’s PediaCare® 24 Hour Allergy is available in a four ounce bottle for $11.99. The entire line of PediaCare products are available at drugstores, supermarkets and other retailers nationwide.   The generous people from Pediacare have offered one lucky reader of Between the Lines a chance to win a bottle of PediaCare 24 Hr Allergy Medicine.

Mandatory Entry: Visit PediaCare and tell me which of their products would you buy for your children. Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. 

Extras: (Remember each entry must have a separate comment and an email address is needed to contact winner.)
~Follow Between the Lines (2)         
~ Subscribe to my email (5)
~ Grab my button and leave a link of where it’s displayed (5)
~Add me to your Blogroll and leave a link (5)
~ Follow me on Facebook (5)
~Follow me on Twitter (2)
~ Add my Spotlight Saturday button and leave a link (5)
~Tweet this giveaway leaving me your link. (3x a day not back to back) (1 entry each)
~ Enter another one of my giveaways (1 each)
~Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link (10)

This giveaway will end on May 17th th @10p.m Eastern
Giveaway open to US only.  Winner will be chosen randomly. An email notification will be sent to the email address provided by the winner. The winner must respond within 48 hours. Failure to do so will result in being disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: I received one bottle of medicine in exchange for my honest review. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review. Prizes are mailed out by the distributor and Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not sent.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Boost Your Buzz $1000 Giveaway!

Boost Your Buzz is back with yet another $1,000 Giveaway. This time we will be hosting the Boost Your Buzz Summer Edition so one lucky winner can plan a nice little vacation for themselves and their family and friends or for the savers out there to add to your piggy bank.
Increase your Social Media presence and online exposure with Boost Your Buzz~Summer Edition! Are you looking for more Facebook fans, Twitter followers, Email subscribers, Google Friend Connect followers and want to get your name out there and seen by thousands of people? We can help you do just that!
From August 1st through the 15th, Simply StacieSurvey Junkie and Little Yaya's will be hosting the Boost Your Buzz Summer $1,000 Giveaway where one lucky person will win $1,000 cash.   Just tell them that Between the Lines sent you!  
The giveaway will be the same as our highly successful Boost Your Buzz Giveaway and the only difference is that this one is in the summer. Participants will follow various social media accounts of different companies/blogs (ie. Google Friend Connect,Facebook and Twitter) to gain entry into the giveaway. They will be given one entry for each blog/business they follow/like/subscribe, etc.
We would love to include your blog or business in our giveaway and have the entrants follow, like or subscribe to YOU! Join the Boost Your Buzz ~ Summer Edition Giveaway and we will send our readers to your sites and ask them to follow or subscribe to you in exchange for their entry.
How the giveaway will work?
We will be offering $1,000 paid via Paypal to one winner. People will enter by following the participating sites on Google Friend Connect, Twitter, Facebook, subscribing to email newsletters, joining your Blog Frog Community, following on You Tube, LinkedIn, Stumble Upon, Digg and hearting Etsy Shops. They will earn one entry for every social media that they follow or sign up to on your site and will fill out a form checking off all they sites that they visited and followed/subscribed.
The entry form will allow the readers to enter quickly so that they can complete all entries if they would like without having to leave a comment for each one.
At the end of the two week giveaway period, one winner will be selected by and be sent their prize.
We will be grouping all the Social Media accounts into groups to allow readers to move through the list quickly. For example, all of the Twitter links will be listed together, Facebook Fan Page links listed together, etc.
We will have separate categories for:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook Fan Pages
  • Networked Blogs
  • Google Friend Connect
  • Email Newsletters
  • RSS Feed
  • Blog Frog
  • Etsy Shops
  • Stumble Upon
  • LinkedIn
  • You Tube
  • DIGG
How to Participate (Simply fill out the form, choose your package, and let them know Between the Lines sent you!)
We are offering a wide variety of packages for you to choose from so that there is something for everybody. You can go with the works or if you would like something simple, you can go with the basics! Participants will be added to the giveaway after their Paypal payments have been received and will be listed in the order payment is received.
Package prices are listed below and payable via Paypal to
#1 Monster Boost - Cost $200
  • Premium Side Bar As for 3 months on Simply Stacie, Survey Junkie and Little Yaya's. You can choose which 3 months that you would like you button to appear on our sites (spots subject to availability and will be given on a first come first serve basis.
  • As many social medias in the giveaway as you would like (Only one per media available - If you would like 2 Twitter accounts of another media you would also need to purchase a Baby Boost at $10 for all duplicate medias)
  • Monthly tweet from hosts and Mom Boost & Boost Your Buzz for 12 months. You can choose what you would like us to tweet.
#2 Mega Boost – Cost $150
  • Premium Side Bar Ad for 3 months on Simply Stacie, Survey Junkie and Little Yaya's. You can choose which 3 months that you would like you button to appear on our sites (spots subject to availability and will be given on a first come first serve basis.
  • Up to 5 Social Media links included in the giveaway (ie. Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Email, etc.)
  • Monthly Tweet for 12 months from hosts + Mom Boost & Boost Your Buzz. You can choose what you would like to be tweeted.
#3 King Boost - Cost $120
  • Premium Side Bar Ad for 1 month on Simply Stacie, Survey Junkie and Little Yaya's. You can choose month that you would like you button to appear on our sites (spots subject to availability and will be given on a first come first serve basis.
  • Up to 5 Social Media links included in the giveaway (ie. Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Email, etc.)
  • Monthly Tweet for 6 months from hosts + Mom Boost & Boost Your Buzz. You can choose what you would like to be tweeted.
#4 Queen Boost - Cost $100
  • Premium Side Bar Ad for the giveaway period on Simply Stacie, Survey Junkie and Little Yaya's. You can choose month that you would like you button to appear on our sites (spots subject to availability and will be given on a first come first serve basis.
  • Up to 5 Social Media links included in the giveaway ( ie. Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Email, etc. )
  • Monthly Tweet for 3 months from hosts + Mom Boost & Boost Your Buzz. You can choose what you would like to be tweeted.
#5 Big Boost - Cost $50
  • Up to 5 Social Media accounts included in the giveaway (ie. Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Email, etc.)
#6 Buzz Boost - Cost $20
  • 3 Social Media accounts included in the giveaway (ie. Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Email, etc.)
#7 Baby Boost - Cost $10
  • 1 Social Media account included in the giveaway (ie. Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Email, etc.)
Sign up for Boost Your Buzz Summer $1,000 Giveaway
To sign up to participate in Boost Your Buzz Summer $1,000 Giveaway please  fill out the form here .Fill out only the information that pertains to the package you are purchasing and once we receive your payment, one of us will be in contact with you within 24 - 48 hours to confirm your entries and that we have received your payment. Thank you for joining us for another Boost Your Buzz Event!
If you have any questions please feel free to email Stacy at pr(at) or Cindi at littleyayasboutique {at} or Stacie at simplystacieblog (at)
I also don't mind answering any questions that you may have regarding this great event.  You can contact me at betweenthelines-kam(at)

Relay For Life Sponsor: Jessica from Just Jewelry

 May 15th will kick off our Online Silent Auction to help raise money for Relay For Life!  We have so many wonderful sponsors that are willing to help out this important cause.  You may have seen our next sponsor around the blogosphere.  Jessica from Just Jewelry has graciously donated a $25 gift certificate to the highest bidder during the Silent Auction.  With the outstanding prices of Just Jewelry, you won't have a hard time finding the perfect piece with it. 

Hello my name is Jessica Guthrie and I am a hairstylist, a mother of 3 girls, and a Consultant for Just Jewelry. I was born and raise here in Illinois in a part called the Quad Cities which is located on the Mississippi River border next to Davenport, Iowa. The best thing about me is I love what I do. Whether it is down time with family or making people look and feel their best. I have been a hairstylist for 16 years and continue to enjoy every minute of it. There is not one part of my job I like better than the other. I look forward to meeting new people and love growing my business. It is a passion and not many people can really say they love to work. I have become a better person and stylist because of my clients that have continued to follow me through all my lifes ventures. I wanted to earn a little extra spending cash so I began researching at home businesses that would incorporate into the salon. I thought to myself what would sell well? Then I thought jewelry! It never goes out of style. I then began researching the different jewelry companies. Lia Sophia, Silpada, etc. They all had great stuff but I could not see myself asking people to spend $50-$100 or more on an item. Then I came across Just Jewelry. Great jewelry items at affordable prices!

As a consultant and hairstylist I am able to share a personal touch to one's own style. Working in a salon I get the chance to meet all types of people and to be able to extend that service to beautiful jewelry is a great pleasure. Outside of the salon I offer home shows, office parties, fundraising and events. Its just another great way to be yourself and look great doing it. Just Jewelry all started with close friends Virginia Depp and Nicole Nelson. They discovered that they shared a desire to own their own business. Just Jewelry was created in June of 2002 with currently today close to 200o consultants through the United States and Canada. The selection of jewelry is stylish, trendy and fits anyones budget. It compliments any style from jeans and T-shirts, office attire, to a formal night out! People ask me about the jewelry every where I go. I love to see there reaction when I tell them I sell it! Then I tell them how much! SOLD! In this economy everyone is cutting back. As a hairstylist I know first hand that us women will do everything in our power to have they way we dress and look be the last thing we cut back on. That is what I love about Just Jewelry. Everyone can afford it and still look stylish! Beautiful, affordable, fashion and sterling silver jewelry and the Just Jewelry opportunity from home. What is so great is that all prices are a set price.

Necklaces $22.00 Fashion Rings $18.00 Bracelets $15.00 Earrings $12.00
Watches $26.00
Sterling Silver Toe Rings $12.00
Sterling Silver Anklets $26.00 Sunglasses $16.00
Scarves $15.00
A favorite set of mine is the Rocky Road Set. I can wear this with my and Old Navy fleece hoodie and a pair of holey jeans or I have worn with a pair a dark brown slacks and blouse. Im a nuetral girl but I love the way the necklace adds dimension not only with the layers but the colors.
This seasons trends are BIG, Bold and Colorful, and Just Jewelry brings that to you!
Just Jewelry is a ground floor opportunity and is one of the FASTEST growing home based businesses in the nation. Just Jewelry is a Christian Based Business. It is a great opportunity for woman and moms just like me that is looking for a little something extra in their life or even a career. If you are like me and was looking for a job that is fun and exciting or you are just a plain Jewelry Addict then visit my web page at or I promise you will love the Jewelry and who knows you may just want to join my team. I would love to have you!
“Who You Are Is More Important Than What You Wear”  

I Love New Followers.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop!

This blog hop will be up for 3 days! From Sunday the 17th-Wednesday the 20th.
A new blog hop every Sunday.

How does this blog hop work?

1. Make sure to follow Pink Dandy Chatter and Between the Lines so that we can follow you back!!

2. To ensure that Pink Dandy Chatter will follow you back, you need to make sure and leave a comment (on her page) saying that you are a new follower and also leave a link to your blog.  Leave me a comment here and I will follow you back.

3. Add your blog name and the URL to one of your favorite posts on the Linky below.

4. Please follow at-least 2 blogs on the list that appeal to you

5. Your blog must be family friendly ONLY. Explicit sites will be removed from the list.