Monday, January 26, 2009

Giveaway: Valentine's Day Cute Red Apron, Chocolate & More!

Thanks for stopping by bella casa news! This blog brings you blogging tips, freebies, giveaways, product reviews, work at home news and more...but not crafts;)

Today, I bring you all of this CUTENESS and it all can be yours, how fun!

Apron from danica

Red Spatula for Non-Stick Pans

Cinnamon Jelly Hearts from Maggie Lyon Chocolatiers

And last but not least...a chocolate heart 'lollipop' from Splendid Chocolates

Would you like to win all of this fun Valentine loot? Great!

Just leave me a comment telling me what you want to see more of on bella casa news (except crafts! lol I don't do crafts on this blog). That's it!

For extra entries, one entry for each:

  • Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and comment with the link to your tweet

  • Blog about this giveaway and comment with the link to your blog post

  • Subscribe to my blog, via email

  • Subscribe to my blog, via RSS or Google Reader, etc

  • Follow my blog

Make sure to enter each entry in a separate comment, thanks!

Also, make sure that I have a way to contact you if you are the winner....if your email address is not accessible via your Blogspot profile, then I have no way to contact you, so leave your email address in your comment if your email is private. Thanks!

For more fun giveaways, make sure to visit the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival all this week!

And make sure to stop by Bella Casa - Beautiful Home - Decorating on a Budget (Darnit!), where I am having an Etsy Blog Party all week! You can browse through everyone's Etsy shops and enter to win 18 fabulous giveaways!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Good Luck!

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Next Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival is January 26-30!

The next Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival is January 26-30!

What is a Bloggy Giveaway Carnival?

First off, it is a website that giveaways that are happening all around Blog Land.

But more importantly, this is your opportunity as a Blogger to attract new readers & retain current ones, by holding a fun giveaway on your blog! It would not be unheard of to have 300+ entries for your giveaway during a Bloggy Carnival!

So, what do you do? Well, first off, you need a giveaway. It can be anything, really, use your imagination! Just remember that you also will be shipping your prize, so if this is a hassle for you, you might want to offer an gift certificate or something online like that.

What else should you do?

  • Make sure to post (or repost) some of your best work this weekend, you want your blog to shine when all of these new visitors come to see your blog.

  • Have your Subscription Options for your blog placed prominently on your blog. Do you have an email subscription option for your blog? If not, go to Feedburner to set one up, it's so easy to do! And yes, people do still use email for blog subscriptions! I know I do!

  • For comment entries, consider asking your readers to tell you what post of yours was their favorite, that way, they are digging deeper into your blog, getting to know you better.

  • Or how about asking them to tell you a joke. Believe me, after reading a couple of hundred entries, you will be wishing you had some funny material to read!

  • Offer extra entries to people who subscribe to your blog, or post about your giveaway on their blog, or for 'tweeting' about your giveaway on twitter. You are on twitter, right?

  • And most of all, have fun with it!!!

Starting Monday, you can go to the Bloggy Carnival page and enter your blog giveaway link to their Mr. Linky. By doing so, you agree to have their Bloggy Carnival button on your giveaway post, that links back to their Carnival page. You can read all about it here.

Make sure to come back on Monday for my giveaway here on bella casa news.

I will also be hosting an Etsy Blog Party all next week on Bella Casa Decorating on a Budget (Darnit!). There will be several awesome giveaways on that blog from some very talented people...and if you have an Etsy Shop, make sure to stop by and add your link to the party!

See you then!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Free Sample of Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix

Free Sample of Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix!

This stuff is so yummy, get your free sample here:

Monday, January 19, 2009

FREE Tall Brewed Coffee from Starbucks Coffee on January 21-25 by Pledging to Volunteer!

From January 21, 2009 through January 25, 2009, when you pledge 5 hours of volunteer time, Starbucks will salute you with a free Tall brewed cup of coffee in participating U.S. Starbucks stores. Not valid at airports or Barnes & Noble locations.


Visit Starbucks to learn more.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Free Box of FRYIN' MAGIC or BAKIN' MIRACLE Seasoned Coating Mix From Little Crow Foods

Free Box of FRYIN' MAGIC or BAKIN' MIRACLE Seasoned Coating Mix From Little Crow Foods

Happy New Year! To start this year off with a bang, we want to give you a free package of either FRYIN' MAGIC or BAKIN' MIRACLE Seasoned Coating Mix.

How about that for a nice surprise?

It doesn't matter whether you bake or fry, your family will love the taste….and you will love the value and many uses of FRYIN' MAGIC and BAKIN' MIRACLE Seasoned Coating Mixes. Each has a delicious blend of herbs and spices that perfectly compliment chicken, fish, pork, and even vegetables. Just click on the product links to learn more.

But, here's an even better value….we want you to try it free. Just click on the COUPONS link at, completely fill in all the boxes on the form, and then you must type FREE COUPON in the Additional Comments section. We will immediately mail to you a coupon that can be redeemed at your store for a free box of either FRYIN' MAGIC or BAKIN' MIRACLE Seasoned Coating Mix! It's just that easy!!

Why not tell your best friends about this fantastic offer? We will send out free coupons until our current supply of free coupons is exhausted. Please note that we will send only one free coupon per household, and our offer to send the free coupons expires 1/31/09.

We know that you, your family, and your friends will love FRYIN' MAGIC and BAKIN' MIRACLE Seasoned Coating Mixes. So, give it a!!


Little Crow Foods

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free Bottle of Suave - January 14th Only!

On January 14th, Suave is giving every woman in America a free bottle of Suave.

Sign up here:

You actually will receive a coupon, and it expires on February 28th, so remember to use it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Free $10 FedEx Digital Photo Printing Card

Receive one $10 FedEx Office Digital Photo Printing Gift Card by mail following registration at:

Gift card is only valid for digital print purchases on the Sony PictureStation kiosk at participating FedEx Office store locations.

Only the first 19,000 registrants will receive this offer, so HURRY!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Type-A Mom is Hiring Mom Editors

Type-A Mom is hiring Mom Editors for her website type-a .

She is looking for Moms for the following areas of interest:

  • Birth

  • Stages

  • Breastfeeding

  • Dieting

  • Potty Training

  • Blended Families

  • Conservative Moms

  • Job Working Moms

  • Single Moms

  • Suburban Moms

  • Teen Moms

  • 30-Something Moms

  • 40-Something Moms

type-a Mom Editors are paid half of the Google Adsense revenue that is generated for their articles, plus they get added benefits such as shared revenue from others' articles in their editorial category and a picture and link to their site, too, plus several more.

For more information and to find out how to apply, visit type-a

Good luck!

Free Jan Brett Children's Calendar

Oh my gosh, I love Jan Brett's children's books, don't you?

My oldest son even won an autographed copy of her book, "The Hat" for his elementary school, that was so exciting!

You can download 12 beautiful pages for a 2009 calendar for your child, or for yourself (why not?) HERE.

Here's January, her animal illustrations are just so gorgeous!

And here is August...ah...sand, water & sunshine, where art thou? Oh yeah, you're in August! ;)

Her website is full of fun activities for you and your kids to do together, too, check it out!

What websites do you and your children like to visit?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Suze Orman's Free Book Download

Get your copy of Suze Orman's latest book, Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan, for free!

Download Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan in English.

Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, January 15! So make sure to download it by then, you can always read it later.

Thrifty Thursday - Dryer Sheets - Kicking it up a Notch!

Cara at The Household Helper blog is hosting Thrifty Thursday, what a great idea!

My tip for Thrifty Thursday is a little twist on something that you have probably heard before.

We have all heard about cutting our dryer sheets in half to save money. But I took it up a notch, first I tried cutting them in thirds and I didn't notice a difference at all. So, then I tried quarters and guess what? Still saw no difference! So, for the price of one box of dryer sheets, I get 4 times the use. I think that's a pretty good deal.

Hey, one day when I am feeling sassy, I might try cutting them into fifths! Yeah, I'm daring like that ;)

Do you want to learn my thrifty tips or do you have one to share? Then make sure to visit The Household Helper for more ways to save money!

Have a great day!

PS: I just found out that Thrifty Jinxy is also hosting a Thrifty Thursday make sure to stop by her blog, too for even more thrifty tips!

Thrifty Jinxy

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Twitter Moms: The Influential Moms Network

Free 1 Year Subscription to American Photo Magazine

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Networked Blogs Application at facebook

Have a blog? facebook? Then you will love the Networked Blogs application at facebook.

Essentially it is another way to promote your blog, in a friendly way to your facebook friends and to the whole facebook community, too.

First, you have to add the application by visiting this page.

You will need to temporarily add an html code to your blog to 'claim your blog.' It's very easy and only takes a minute or two. You could ask 10 friends to help you claim your blog, but this could take awhile, so the the HTML code feature is best in my opinion.

Next, invite your friends on facebook to join your Blog Network. I have found that most friends I invite do join, so that is really nice.

Here is the best part...once you have 11 Readers, your blog posts will automatically post to your profile! I love that! I usually manually post my blog posts to my facebook, so having it automatically post just makes my life that much easier.

You can also add a widget to your blog, so that your readers can easily find you on facebook. You find this by clicking on "Promote Your Blog."

You can join my blog network here. And my Bella Casa Decorating on a Budget blog here. Thanks!

And if you have your blog on facebook, or decide to add it, please let me know so that I can add you, too!

Friday, January 2, 2009

75% Off Christmas Items at Walgreens

Hurry! My store still had quite a bit left, but at 75% off, it won't last long!

If you want to see the cute Christmas Tree votive holders that I bought, just visit my Bella Casa blog.