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One Mom's Moxie: May 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Decorating with Poster Frames

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There are many things that go into making someone a film buff. Knowledge of the industry and viewing of many films is just the beginning. Many film lovers are now bringing their hobby into home decorating as well with the use of movie posters. These film advertisements can be an art form in themselves and are best displayed in poster frames. These poster frames, give the product a clean and professional look, as well as preserve it for a longer period of time. When decorating with film posters it is essential that they are framed, otherwise sticking them to the wall with thumbtacks and putty makes your house look more like a college dorm room.
Decorating your house this way does not have to be expensive, wholesale poster frames are readily available. Many people choose to decorate with vintage movie posters such as those from Paramount pictures, which include classics such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s or the Godfather. Many times there are reproductions of these original posters available at a lower price. Many collectors though seek out original poster art, which can make them quite valuable. If the movie poster that you are trying to display is more of a collector’s item, you want to make sure to protect it the best way you can.
One of the pivotal things when it comes to protecting your movies posters is to frame them under a special UV protecting glass. The most harmful effects of poster damage come from fading due to sun exposure. UV protection will allow you to display your poster in the best exposure in your home without worrying about sun damage, thus keeping your poster in great condition for many more years to come.
When done smartly, decorating your home in movie posters can turn your house into a home.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Luthiers Collection - Custom Made Guitars

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Demanding the Best There is an increasing demand in the world of guitar music for fine, custom guitars produced by recognized craftsmen. The custom made guitars at LuthiersCollection.com are recognized as a major source for the best guitars available. The Luthier’s collection is proud to offer selections from such recognized artists as Ervin Somova, Ed Claxton, Simon Fay, Kent Hamblin, Grit Laskin, and Raymond Kraut, to name just a few. These are not your everyday guitars. They are produced and used by artists who understand the superior results that come only from the very best `craftsmen. Some expect to wait years to get their hands on products that produce the sounds found in guitars from the Luthier Collection. 

Not only do they make the products available in a timely manner, they are able to maintain competitive prices on their designer items. This is the place to visit if you are seeking a lifelong artifact for yourself or for that very special gift. Here you can browse the renowned guitar makers of our day and take products from their hands to your fingertips. These are original and genuine designs that allow you to find exactly the instrument and style that you desire. The range covers everything from acoustic and steel string to one-of-a-kind instruments that will delight you and any audience for which you might play. This is the place for anyone wanting to find the very best in guitar artifacts that will provide a lifetime of service and joy with truly crafted music.

Zappoobz - LED Curtains and Beaded Curtains

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There's something about the allure of hanging crystals that makes an incredibly striking statement in any home. Investing in a beaded curtain can do wonders for your home or office space. If you have a door or walkway that's in desperate need of sprucing up, LED curtains are an excellent choice. The novelty of a beaded curtain that lights ups is that you can turn it off during the day and enjoy the euphonious glow at night. This gives your decor versatility, and it's even more environmentally friendly to boot. LED lights won't siphon as much energy as a standard light bulb, so if you enjoy the hum of dim lights in the wee hours of the night, an LED curtain is a great alternative to other options. 
What's also lovely about lighted curtains is that they can be used to artistically spotlight any number of things. If you're hosting an art exhibit at a local gallery, LED curtains will really set the room off right, and they can even be implemented into the art itself. If your place of business could use some sprucing up, beaded curtains will do the trick. The great thing is that beaded curtains are incredibly cheap in comparison to many other forms of interior decor. Even the lighted versions won't set you back too much, and the investment ends up being entirely worth it. When you order your curtains, be sure to mix and match colors and sizes for the most visceral effects and character.

Stands and Mounts for TV's and Monitors

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If you have a flat screen television or monitor and you do not have a wall mount to go with it, then you are missing the entire point of owning a flat screen monitor in the first place. You can shop monitor mounts at StandsandMounts.com, and you should be able to find the specific mount to match your needs when you shop on this site. There are a large number of different mounts available, and each of them come with their own special features. The key to picking out the perfect mount is finding the one that will match the size of your television or monitor. 
All screens are obviously not made with the same size in mind, so you will have to judge which mount you should get based on the size of your monitor. Another thing to think about when it comes to these mounts is where you plan on using them. Some mounts are mainly used for a corner, and this is perfect if you are trying to mount a small screen in the corner of your kitchen or something like that. This is the kind of mount that you will oftentimes see used in a bar where the football game is on a small screen in the corner. If you have a large screen, you are probably looking to use some of your wall real estate for your television. The best place to use a regular wall mount is at the opposite end of where your bed happens to be.

deBebians Fine Jewelry

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When you’re ready to make the commitment of joining yourself forever with the love of your life, only the most perfect engagement ring will do. There is a wide array of styles and cuts to choose from and de Bebians Fine Jewelry, something your fiancĂ© will be sure to love. If she enjoys a vintage style, then be sure to check out cushion cut halo engagement rings. Halo rings are a design where a circle of small round diamonds frames a larger center diamond like a halo. The setting first became popular in the 1920s and 30s when the glamorous Art Deco style ruled and opulence was all the rage. 

At de Bebians, all their halo rings are specially made to order based on your center diamond or gemstone, regardless of whether you buy that center stone from them or elsewhere. This guarantees that the halo of diamonds frames the center stone without leaving any spaces or gaps. Because each ring is made to order, it ensures a one of a kind unique ring for your one of a kind lady. Their manufacturing on order helps them keep prices down because they’re not carrying a large inventory. Also, halo rings can be easily modified to fit the shape of your center stone whether it’s round, princess, cushion or emerald cut. They can also adjust setting heights so the ring will be able to sit flush with the wedding band you choose. Be sure to check out de Bebian’s collection of halo engagement rings to find the perfect ring to propose to the woman of your dreams.

ABC Favors - For Your Baby Shower Needs!

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As a hostess, you want the coming baby shower to be perfect for the mom-to-be. You've ordered the cake, picked out decorations, and decided on what games to play. Now all you need are the party favors. Personalized party favors make a great impression on guests, and also make the day even more memorable. A great way to personalize bay shower favors is with ABC Favors baby shower favor tags. These tags are great because they are varied and versatile. ABC Favors gives you a variety of tags to choose from, so most likely you can find the ones that fit your baby shower theme. 
Baby shower favor tags are very trendy and cute. Just hang them from baby shower favor bags and line them neatly on a table covered with a table cloth. This makes for a great presentation to greet your guests with. You can also use the tags for games. Hide a variety of tags around the house for a scavenger hunt. Use different tags to randomly assign teams. If you use your imagination you are sure to come up with more fun games to play at the upcoming baby shower. ABC Favors carries a variety of favors for your baby shower, including personalized baby shower tags. Make the celebration extra special with personalized party favors from ABC Favors.

Passionate About an Issue? Use Your #SocialPower to Have It Heard!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Social Power for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

Using Social Power you are able to share issues you are passionate about and hopefully encourage others to come up with a solution. Using Social Power you are able to bring up everyday issues, big or small, and hopefully spread the word to make it an initiative. When your issue has support from 1,000 people that is when it will become an initiative. It's time for people to take a stand and make a difference.

There are some things that I am passionate about and one is childhood hunger in the United States. I feel that as a nation of waste the children growing up should never go hungry. It sickens me to think of the tons and tons of food wasted because it was in a damaged box or it was about to expire. The issue I chose to share on Social Power is that too many children of low or no income families will go hungry throughout the summer months, during the school months they are able to have at least two meals a day at school. Some schools offer free lunches but it is not available at every school so they are expected to find a way to the school. This is the issue I hope to solve, but without sharing this issue on the social medias then it will still be just that, an issue. 

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Betty Crocker Summer Birthday Cakes

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Any time that I think of baking a cake I know I can pick up a Betty Crocker cake mix and trust that it will be delicious every single time. Our family has always used Betty Crocker cake mixes and frostings. And now with summer approaching, it means many birthdays will be celebrated and many Betty Crocker cakes will be baked. All 5 of my kids have their favorite cakes and of course like for their cake to be specially made for them, which is how it should be. 
There are so many wonderful ideas on the Betty Crocker website, like the infographic above that shows how easy it is to make Ice Cream Cone Cakes. There is also the adorable Flip-Flops Cake, a beautiful Butterfly Cake, a Cookies 'n Cream Cake and the fun Watermelon Cake.
So this summer if you're celebrating a birthday visit the Betty Crocker Birthday Cakes page and try making one or many of the great cakes. If you do make one feel free to share a photo on One Mom's Moxie Facebook page or at Betty Crocker Facebook page. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Betty Crocker. All opinions are 100% my own.

Funbites - Make Every Bite a Funbites!

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I was recently given the opportunity to review Funbites, if you're unfamiliar with Funbites stick around because you're about to become very familiar. The genius creator of the Funbites is Bobbie Rhoads, a mother of two daughters. Rhoads children are opposites, one daughter, Jackie, would eat with no problems as long as their food is neatly organized and the other, Dylan, liked the same things over and over, she would try something if it was cut into bite sized pieces though. And that was how Funbites was born, this Mom figured out an easy solution for so many moms all over! There are not three Funbites designs.
I was able to chose which Funbites I wanted, so I picked the square one. I really liked both but was only able to chose one. My Funbites arrived and my brainstorming began. I wanted to do something so creative and maybe a little extravagant. Then reality kicked in, I should show you all how I really planned on using Funbites in my everyday life. Since my daughters love having nutella sandwiches I decided I would make them one but with a twist. So I got out my supplies. 
Then I remembered someone mentioning that they were having a hard time cutting through the bread without the bread tearing apart. My solution, lightly toast the bread.
Then it was time to spread the nutella, now I am not a sloppy sandwich maker. I annoy people because I like for my condiment of choice to go all the way to the edges. So I spread my nutella, all over.
Okay so maybe I am a little sloppy, but nutella isn't the easiest to spread! Then came time to use the Funbites.
I made sure to line the Funbites up to get as many perfect little squares as possible. I don't like to waste food, plus it's just sensible to do it this way. Gently pushing down. Here is the top view of my sandwich halfway through.
Next I gently rocked the Funbites side to side to cut through the bread as much as I could. Not bad for my first time. 
Now it was time to take the topper and push it through to get my squares out. This part was fairly easy. 
Here they come, they fell out with no issues. I had to pull some apart but it wasn't bad they were all mostly cut all the way. Even though the bread was lightly toasted, some nutella still came through.
Once I had my squares I decided I would give my kids a little variety. Using the Funbites was actually fun! So here I spread some peanut butter, but this time I wasn't picky about the edges!
So I thought I had toasted the bread enough for the peanut butter one, but I guess I didn't, oops!
It was no biggie, my little squares still looked pretty good. I put some colorful toothpicks in a few to make it easier to pick up or stack one onto another.
My overall experience and opinion about the Funbites is wonderful. I think it takes practice, some trial and error, but eventually you will figure out what works best with it. I do think the next time I use it I will cut the bread first and just let my kiddies dip the bread into the nutella and peanut butter. The Funbites would be great to cut up cheese, lunch meat, fruits, vegetables, hamburgers, pancakes, and so much more. You can keep up with Funbites through the Funbites website, Funbites on Twitter or the Funbites Facebook.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes as part of a Karma Media Team campaign. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Safe Online Cash Advances

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When it comes to your identity you can never be too careful. Applying for safe online cash advances means seeking out websites displaying the SSL certificate logo. Sites without an SSL certificate may be sending your information out into cyberspace without encryption. This means that it could fall into the wrong hands. You certainly would not want your banking information to be visible to someone with bad intentions. Overall, most websites offering online cash advances do have the SSL certificate. It is extremely rare to see one that doesn't, and that's a good thing because it means you have lots of options regarding which firm to choose for borrowing money. 
A long time ago during the early days of the internet, there was no such thing as SSL. It didn't take long for hackers to figure out how to get access to banking and other sensitive information, and for this reason a lot of people fell victim to identity theft. While identity theft does still occur, it's not nearly as commonplace as it once was thanks to advances in technology that protect us from hackers. An online cash advance is a great way to get money quickly when you need it most, but don't forget to check for that SSL certificate on every website you visit.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion

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I was recently sent the new Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion hair care products. I was given the shampoo, conditioner and the styling oil. Since I have 3 daughters we are all picky and like different products but this is one we all agreed was awesome. I absolutely LOVE the smell of the Moroccan Infusion, and my hair is felt so healthy. Since all 4 of us girls liked it, the shampoo and conditioner didn't last as long as I had hoped. The great thing about Suave Professionals is that they are completely affordable. My girls and I give the Suave Moroccan Infusion 5 stars!!

The new Moroccan Infusion line from Suave Professionals® is infused with authentic Moroccan argan oil, a lightweight miracle oil that absorbs instantly and is known to give brilliant shine and long-lasting conditioning benefits. (Courtesy of Suave.com)

Cooper Tire Spring Savings Event! #springsavings

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Take advantage of savings on select Cooper tires at the Cooper Tire Spring Savings Event. This event ends June 30th, this is one event you don't want to miss! 

Purchase a qualifying set of four Cooper Tires and receive up to an $80 Visa prepaid card, purchases must be made through participating dealers in the U.S., Canada, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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Making sure that I have reliable, quality tires is so important to me because I am a mother. The safety of my family while traveling in our vehicle is imperative. Without great tires you're taking a chance of putting yourself or your family in danger every time you go somewhere. I highly recommend taking a little bit of time out of your day and checking out the Cooper Tire Spring Savings Event. You might need a new set of tires and don't even realize it!

Spring Savings Event eligible products:

  • CS4 Touring
  • Discoverer CTS
  • Cooper Zeon RS3-S and RS3-A
  • Discoverer H/T
  • Discoverer HTP (Available only at select U.S. retailers)
  • Discoverer LSX and LSX Plus (Available only at select U.S. retailers)

The Cooper Tire Spring Savings Event is for a limited time only, take advantage of these awesome savings while the event is still around!

 

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Why I went M.I.A. for a little bit...

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I just wanted to say sorry for going missing last week and some of the weekend. We had some family things going on. One being that my husband and I had split up for awhile and we thought for sure we were going to be divorcing. After many, many texts and phone calls we decided we couldn't give up. It's going to take some time and counseling but I look forward to growing old together. So we had a week away with family and at my Mother-in-law's home, where there is no computer, no internet, no cable TV, and my 3G on my smartphone was there one second and gone the next. So I was limited on any blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/etc., this was a first for me! Honestly though it was nice to get away from technology. I highly recommend it for your marriage and your kids, even just a weekend is nice. 
So we are celebrating my oldest daughter, Kaylen's 13th birthday tomorrow and I just cannot believe I will have a teenage daughter now! My bonus-son Anthony will graduate next week from high school. This will be an emotional month that's for sure! Well I appreciate you all sticking around and making One Mom's Moxie a success. Don't forget you can always search for giveaways in the Search My Blog section. Have a wonderful week!!

Check Out HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can improve a person’s outlook on life. Making fitness and wellness a top priority will improve overall health and well being. One way to make health a top priority is by finding resources that offer useful products and helpful ideas. HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com is a great resource for help with fitness and wellness goals. The website offers a variety of products related to health, fitness, and wellness. 
The selection of products includes body fat measurement equipment, sports therapy products, and blood pressure machines. They also offer a variety of fitness products including heart rate monitors, pedometers, GPS systems, monitors for cyclists, running shoes, and a large selection of accessories. Also available are home health care products including sanitizers, thermometers, and aroma diffusers with light/sound therapy to aid in providing a calming and relaxing atmosphere. A selection of electronic products can also be found at HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com. Home weather stations, GPS golf watches, and cell phone accessories just some of the electronic gadgets they offer. Sports enthusiasts who want to capture all the action will be happy to find that helmet cameras are also available. 
In addition to all the great fitness, wellness, and electronic products, HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com also has numerous helpful articles on various products and health related topics. Anyone with a desire to improve their lifestyle will find it hard to stray from this site. There are so many great products to learn about and so much helpful information to be gained with a visit to HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Can you believe it's Ubooly!

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We got a post card in the mail today, our Ubooly is on it's way! He sent us a post card to let us know he was on his way. The kids were so excited to get mail. I think that was really neat of the company to send out a post card addressed to the kids, it made the whole experience that much more personal. I do not want to give away too much but, I cannot wait to get it in the mail, introduce him to the kiddos and do the review.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mohawk Carpet Giveaway Event

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Welcome to the Mohawk Carpet Giveaway Event

Sponsored by Mohawk Carpets
Are you considering redoing a room in your house or just recently purchased a home that needs some decorating TLC? Even worse, trying to figure out a way to add some color to a drab apartment without going against your leasing terms? Even though many of us don't consider it, a great way to add color to a room  and give it a new look is with a fun, colorful area carpet!  Traditionally, area rugs were only used on hardwood floors, but today, you they can be used just about anywhere, allowing you to makeover just about any room in your home without spending a small fortune! This is exactly what Susan at Budget Earth did when she added a beautiful 5' x 8' Mohawk rug to her living room and office.

One of the best manufacturers in the United States that makes amazing and fashionable is Mohawk Carpet. This well known brand has been around for over 125 years and is still proud to be one of the few rug manufacturers that still makes rugs here in the United States. When you purchase from Mohawk, you are supporting jobs right here in the United States, without paying a ridiculous amount of money, and receiving high quality products. Want to see more of their carpets and see how they can help you redecorate your home on a budget? Check out Mohawk's website to see their full selection of carpets which can be purchased at many well known retailers, including Macy's, KOHLS, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, and many other well known retailers.

Ready to redecorate one of your rooms now? If so, we have a real surprise for you that could save you up to $100 on a new area rug! We are teaming up with Budget Earth and Mohawk Carpet to bring you this awesome Mohawk Carpet Giveaway, where one lucky ready will win a Mohawk home rug! Excited? So are we! Before entering the Rafflecopter, just make sure to read all the rules below! Remember, our hosts do check entries so make sure you follow the rules for your entries carefully!

Mohawk Carpet Giveaway Event
  • 1 Winner will win a Mohawk Home Rug Size 5&#3 x 8' or smaller (up to $100 value).
  • Open to US.
  • Winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via Random.org.
  • Giveaway ends June 6th at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Winner will be notified through email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before new winner is chosen.
  • Must be 18 Years or Older to Enter Rafflecopter.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter Means You Agree to Terms Above.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to email budgetearth@gmail.com
  • Good Luck!
Disclosure: One Mom's Moxie did not receive monetary compensation for this giveaway, and is not responsible for prize shipment. All opinions may differ from other blogs in this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and all social networks are in no way associated with this giveaway.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pamper Mom with Natural Products Giveaway

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“Pamper Mom with Natural Products” Pinterest Contest

As a kid growing up my Mom always said to take care of my skin. Whether it was drinking lots of water, wearing sunscreen or putting on a moisturizer that taking care of the skin throughout my youth would benefit me later in life. I am trying to pass on the same skin tips to my daughters so that they will take good care of their beautiful, youthful skin. Now that I am trying to use more natural products that are better for our bodies and the environment, using Hyland's products helps me keep on track with the natural products, which is why I am so grateful to be a blogger for Hyland's. 

Now onto the good stuff for all of you! Hyland's is sponsoring a Pin it to Win it giveaway! Three lucky winners will each receive a $350 prize package. All the information on this giveaway contest can be found on the Hyland's Facebook page

Directions for giveaway:
1. Follow each of the participating companies on Pinterest.

2. Create a board called Pamper Mom with Natural Products on your Pinterest Page.



3. Pin (or repin) photos of your favorite products from Hyland’s, ZENTS, Coola, 21Drops, Eco-Bags, and/or Better Life. Pins can be original photos of products offered by the participating companies or repins from any of the Pinterest boards of the participating companies.
4. Fill out the short form on Hyland’s Facebook with a link to your “Pamper Mom with Natural Products” board.
Three winners with the most creative boards will receive a great package worth more than $350 each from the participating companies. Winners will be chosen by juried review based on their creativity.
Some of the wonderful prizes include:

A really cool Hyland's package of goodies, Muscle Therapy, Calms Forte, Arnica Spray, Bioplasma Sport and Nerve Tonic. The Hyland's prize pack is worth just over $45.
I have personally used the Calms Forte and it works wonders! I will be using the Nerve Tonic soon as I have been under a tremendous amount of stress lately, I'll keep you all posted on how great it works too! Now onto some more goodies in the giveaway.
This neat Coola Organic Suncare set includes a lip luxe, lotion bar, Unscented Sunscreen Spray and Rose Essence Mineral Sunscreen Tint. This package comes in at just over $90! 
The ZENTS prize package will be their Spring Gift Set retailed at $46! Each winner will include a Shea Butter Hand & Body Cream and a Shea Butter Liquid Lather. The winners will get to chose between Petal, Ore & Sun scents. 

Now this little beauty called, The Weekender is perfect after a Mom's night out!! I love that 21 Drops three scents chosen will be #06 Passion, #18 Sleep and love this, #04 Hangover!! The value of this set is $75.
Now onto some more great eco-friendly items, these items should make Mom's life a little bit easier.
Better Life will be giving a Housewarming kit valued at $52! This awesome kit will have the What-EVER! clary sage & Citrus  Simply Floored!, I Can See Clearly, WOW!, Even The Kitchen Sink, Oak-Y Dokey, Dish It Out clary sage & citrus, Six compartment cleaning caddy, Glass and Polishing microfiber, General purpose microfiber and a Loofah sponge.

Okay now call me strange but I am super excited for the winners to receive the ECOBAGS, I personally have a orange String Bag and used to have a brown one. I love, love, love the String Bag, I used my brown one as a purse, a book bag and groceries. I hope to get more ECOBAGS soon. The winners will receive 2 String Bags, 2 PRODUCE BAG sets, Organic Cotton Net Bag, and a Organic Cotton Bulk Bag. This package is valued at just over $49! 

So as you can see there are some AWESOME prizes, now it's time for you all to get creative and put a beautiful board together! Remember to visit the Hyland's Facebook page to read all the giveaway instructions and to enter your Pinterest Board!