Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies Blu-ray #Giveaway! #TheHobbit


From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. 




Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include:

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video
• Trailers
Own it on Blu-ray NOW


Why you will LOVE The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies App:

• Are you Brave like Bilbo? Take the quiz to find out if you have the bravery it takes to journey through Middle Earth!
• Mouse over the Interactive Map to learn fun facts about Middle-Earth.
• Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the film home today!



The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive a Blu-ray DVD. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Blu-ray The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. To enter just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. Open to the US only. Giveaway will end 4/17/15. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.


D-Link Partners with Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue



D-Link Partners with Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue

D-Link to Donate Wi-Fi Cameras to New Pet Owners to Help Promote Pet Adoption and Responsible Pet Ownership     


D-Link announced on March 10, 2015, a partnership with Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, Inc. (PPITS), a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming abused, abandoned, neglected, and stray companion animals. D-Link will donate Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Cameras to new pet owners who adopt from Paw Prints in the Sand as part of a larger effort to advocate adopting rescue pets.
The relationship will promote responsible pet ownership and pet retention. Additionally, D-Link will develop a series of training and animal behavioral videos in conjunction with Paw Prints in the Sand to help pet owners have happier pets and homes.
“Over 2.7 million companion animals are put down in our nation’s shelter system every year. It is our goal to reduce those numbers,” said Kelly Reeves, president and co-founder, Paw Prints in the Sand. “A good majority of those pets were surrendered to the shelter by their owners because the owners simply didn’t understand the pet’s basic needs. We are thrilled to partner with D-Link to help promote adopting shelter pets and pet retention, which will help reduce the number of pets euthanized daily.”
D-Link® Wi-Fi cameras are an excellent tool to keep up with pets’ activities while away, especially if folks have an in-home pet sitter or daily dog walker - or anyone who has access to their home. Users can view a secure, live feed of their home and pets from a smart phone or laptop from anywhere and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing their furry family members are safe.
“Paw Prints in the Sand is doing some truly amazing work to help animals in need,” said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “We are happy to help such a great cause and keep animals out of the shelters or off the streets and in loving homes where they belong.”

  • Pan & Tilt Function – Remotely pan and tilt live video and keep an eye on a larger area
  • Sound and Motion Detection – Enhanced email alerts based on sound and motion sensing technology
  • Wi-Fi Extender – Easily add more cameras or expand your home's wireless network
  • 66o Horizontal Field of View – Keep an eye on more area
  • Night Vision – View up to 26 feet in complete darkness
  • Remote Viewing – No fees or monthly subscriptions to view on iPhone®, iPad® or Android® with mydlink® app or mydlink.com
About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. 


For more information visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink) or D-Link’s blog (http://blog.dlink.com/).

About Paw Prints in the Sand Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) all- animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals. Headquartered in Orange County, California, PPITS is an all-volunteer organization committed to placing animals in loving, responsible, committed forever homes. We conduct a comprehensive screening process, which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a pet into their homes and lives. For more information, to make a donation, or to foster or volunteer, please visit http://www.pawprintsinthesand.org. All Donations are 100% tax-deductible. You can also visit PPITS on Facebook and Instagram @ppitsreq and on Twitter @PPITSRescue.



My Thoughts

Daytime Mode:


Night time mode:

This is a pretty neat camera. My dog suffers from anxieties, so I was really excited to try this out and see what did does when I'm not home. Well---she'd pretty boring. Ha ha! She just sits and lays on the stairs and waits for me to come home. Surprisingly, she wasn't whining (yes, there is sound.)

I had no issues using the app when I was not home and having it connect to the camera that was in my home. There was a slight lag when I titled the camera up and down, but that has to be expected since I wasn't in the house. I don't even think my dog noticed it moving when I was away and I would spin it around to look for her.

Set-up was pretty easy. It took me a few trys to get it right, but that's me. I think it took around half an hour to get everything I needed downloaded, installed, and set-up before we were up and running. I did it the hardwire way until I realized later I could have done it from the app on my phone.

I really like the camera. The image is good. The photos that were taken with the camera were pretty clear, no grain to them. The camera is light weight and not bulky. I would recommend this to a friend who needed to watch their pets while away.





Gold Bullion - The Secure Investment




Many people are always looking for new ways to invest their money and make it grow. The stock market is too risky for many investors to get involved with. However, there is another investment opportunity that is incredibly stable and offers a solid return in the future. Gold bullion is something that governments, private investors and managers of pension funds are adding to their portfolios. Why is this? Gold offers a high level of security during unstable economic times like the kind the United States and other parts of the world have experienced. You can learn more about this investment opportunity by searching online. Here are some of the biggest reasons you should invest in gold bullion.

1. Purchasing power

One of the biggest advantages to buying gold is its amazing ability to retain its purchasing power far better than currency made out of paper. If you are a student of history, you will know that all of the paper currencies of the world have historically lost a significant amount of their purchasing power when they were put up against gold. There has never been a fiat currency that was not connected to gold that has been able to become a stable method and retain its value. However, it is important to remember that there has never been a currency that was backed by gold that has ended up failing.

2. Stability

In a world where the values of currencies are always going through great fluctuations, gold it a safe bet. If you buy a lot of gold and tuck it away for many years, you never need to worry about it being worth less than what you paid for it when you finally decide to sell it. There will always be a demand for gold, making it a safe investment that you can be certain to get a solid return on.

3. A form of money like no other

Banks and governments are not able to expand gold. Bullion is unique in the sense that it is one of only a handful of currencies that is capable of existing outside of the banking systems of the world. This means that politicians and bankers are not able to control it. Therefore, when you buy gold, you are protecting yourself against the possible collapse of governments and banks. The past decade has been very chaotic economically, so this type of protection has never been more important.

Book Spotlight & #Giveaway - Broken Embrace by Dana Mason





Genre: Romantic Suspense
Blurb: The Past…
As childhood sweethearts, Brian and Melissa’s plans were simple: finish school, get married, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, life didn’t go as planned. Melissa went away to college, and Brian married her best friend.
The Present…
Seventeen years have passed and Brian’s stable family life has come crashing down around him. His wife’s a cheater, his teenage daughter is hiding things from him and Melissa is back in town to remind him of what he lost all those years ago.
Melissa’s returned home, ready to forgive and focus on her future, but that all changes the day she gets a desperate phone call from Brian’s daughter, Erin. Thrown back into Brian’s tumultuous life, Melissa struggles to move beyond the pain of his broken promise.
The Future…
While working together to save Erin from the evil web she’s caught in, Melissa and Brian fight to fix the past or face losing each other all over again.

SORM excerpt

Brian stood with one hand on his daughter’s shoulder and one on his son’s, looking out over Erin’s bowed head. He felt like he’d been thrown back in time, back to a day he would never forget.
Their blond heads perfectly matched as they tilted toward each other in an iron embrace. He remembered the day like it was yesterday, the picture clear as the bright blue sky above. He knew right then—with every breath—he loved Melissa. Who gets this stuff at eight years old? He would’ve laughed at the idea if he had the energy. Who the hell understands what love is at eight? It didn’t make sense, but he couldn’t deny it.
Watching Melissa and Ali cry over their father’s coffin twenty-six years ago was so like today. There they stood, holding each other again, Ali’s hand reached out to Johnny’s, but her arm around Melissa, their heads together, crying all over again. He remembered how hard it had been for them both. He wanted to cry, too, and he did, for Ali and for Melissa. It hurt him in his soul to see the pain and tears in her eyes.
He looked again at Julie’s shining coffin glinting in the bright sun and wanted to kick himself for thinking about Melissa on this day, the very day he had to put his wife in the ground. If Julie could hear his thoughts, she would hate him. Ironically enough, so would Melissa. Melissa would never respect him, not after what he’d done to her, especially if she knew what he was thinking about now.
How did we get here? How did so many things change since that day? Nothing had turned out the way he’d planned. Back then, and for years after, his future was sure. He never doubted where life would lead him. But how could he regret? How could he—as he stood there with his kids—regret his family? Regret his life to this point? Regret Julie? No, he didn’t, of course not, but regret Melissa? Yes, he regretted losing Melissa. He loved Erin and Cody with his whole heart. He’d loved Julie, too, but Melissa was different. He couldn’t explain it, just different than Julie. Melissa held a part of his soul. To this day, she still gripped it in her hands. That part of him had been missing the day he’d proposed to Julie, and every day since then.
Melissa will always have it, even after she marries that jerk-off from Berkeley. Even then, she’ll still own a part of him. His stomach lurched at the thought of her with him, that puny, little clone with no heart or passion. Melissa was full of piss and vinegar, how long would it take this jerk to squash that out of her.
Is this what it felt like to Melissa? Had she felt this sinking, overwhelming sickness when she’d found out about him and Julie? Had she been living with it for all these years? Had her love for him been equal to his for her? He couldn’t remember if he’d ever told her how much he loved her. Did she know? Did that make everything harder for her? Did Julie understand how much he loved her? It’s too late to fix that—she’s gone—Jules is gone. Julie is dead! Did she understand how important she was to him? Even after the hateful things he’d said, he still loved her, and now she was gone.
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SORM About the Author




Dana Mason is happily settled in a small valley amongst the California grapevines with her husband and three children. Author of the romantic suspense, Embrace Series, she’s written about a group of friends from Northern California who learn just how short life can be when you don’t hold on to what’s important. Second chances don’t come easy…but sometimes love is worth the risk.When not writing, Dana specializes in professional development and training. She’s also a board member on the local Art’s Council and does what she can to support the art community.Author Links: Site      Facebook      Twitter      Tsu     Goodreads 
SORM Giveaway
Dana is giving away a $10 Amazon GC & eBook copy of Dangerous Embrace, Precious Embrace, and Broken Embrace during her tour.
For a chance to win please fill out the rafflecopter below.

Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mask #deadseafacial


People have been using the all-natural minerals found in the Dead Sea as part of their beauty regimen for centuries. Pure & Essential Minerals has harnessed that power and merged it with essential oils to create their luxurious mask. If you're looking for a luxurious spa experience you can enjoy right in your home for an affordable price, this could be the mask for you.



This Dead Sea Mud Mask is definitely a treat for your skin. As soon as you open the jar, you can see the quality of the product from the color and texture. Applying it is easy. Just add a little to your fingers and outline your face. You'll know it's working because you'll feel your skin tingle.  Once applied, you will have to leave it on your skin for a few minutes. When you're ready, rinse clean and enjoy the results. Both my teenage daughter and I tried this mask and we both loved it. For me, its a great way to prevent aging before it starts. For her, it helps clear up acne. It also leaves your skin feeling extra soft and subtle. A little goes a long way, so this one jar should last for months. Its a great product for a great price.




If you'd like to try out this amazing mask for yourself, its available on Amazon . It's normally $59.99, but right now, you can get it for the low price of $24.77. They even have a money back guarantee.  Check it out today and give your skin the pampering it deserves.




Winners!


 The winner of the Cake Pops Giveaway is:
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martha rogers


The winner of the World Vision Giveaway is:
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Alissa Apel

The winner of the Homeright Giveaway is:
jofo120@
JoAnn F


The winner of the Lalaloopsy Little Giveaway is:
sarahpluto222@
Jan Lee


The winner of the Munch Pak Giveaway is:
alh2027@
Alison



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