Movie Night Giveaway

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Bay Area Mommy is giving away a $25 Regal Cinemas gift card! Perfect for those of you who are planning a date night with your loved one or a night out with a friend!

Click here to find the nearest Regal Cinema in your area.

The gift card

  • Is honored, just like cash, at the box office or concessions.
  • Is welcome to be redeemed for advance ticket purchases – at the Theatre Box Office.
  • Cannot be redeemed online at REGmovies.com, CorporateBoxOffice.com or Fandango.com.
  • Cannot be redeemed for cash unless required by law.
  • Has no expiration date or dormancy fees.
  • Cannot be applied toward the purchase of Super Saver tickets (VIP, Premiere or Ultimate Movie Packs)
  • Redeemable at any Regal Entertainment Group location nationwide (Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres or United Artists Theatres).

Giveaway will accept entries until April 3. 18+, US only. Good luck!

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Kids Giveaway

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Kids are amazing! I have 5 munchkins (nephews and nieces) that truly amaze me! Everyday they do or say something that either keeps me on my toes or makes me laugh uncontrollably. From the funny things they say and do to those funny little personalities. I am truly blessed to have my little comedians. These are my munchkins: Jayden, Kelsey, Lily, Logan, and Bradley.

Today we are going to give something away for the kids. All kids love getting mail, even if its just the weekly flyer from the supermarket. Well we want them to get super excited about getting something special just for them! We will even personally address it to them! Enter from March 30 – April 2, 2012!

Thank you to Africa’s Blog, Kathleen’s Blog Spot and Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways for Sponsoring the giveaway. And a huge thank you to all of the blogs hosting the giveaway.


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I love entering giveaways and have recently started co-sponsoring some and had a blast! Have you thought about it? How would you like to try for free?

Head on over HERE and sign up to participate in this giveaway!

Hunger Games Giveaway

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I am so excited to see the Hunger Games! Yes, I have not seen it yet.  I have read the books and loved them and now you have the opportunity to win the Trilogy Boxed Set! That’s right, all 3 books!

It’s easy to enter too! Just fill out the rafflecopter below.

 

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Sweet Potato Chips

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I have become a little obsessed with sweet potatoes lately.  I already loved the taste of them and enjoyed eating them, but have found new ways to cook them!

Here is a recipe I fixed this week which my hubby and dad (and me!) loved. We also had my nephew and niece (ages 5 and 3) and they loved them too! Plus it’s super easy! They’re not really a chip, just shaped like one :)

Sweet Potato Chips

  • -2 tbsp olive oil
  • -2 tbsp maple syrup
  • -cayenne pepper*
  • -3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • -salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2. Stir together olive oil, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.  Brush the sweet potato slices with the maple mixture and place onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Bake for 8 minutes. Turn the slices over and brush again with the maple mixture. Continue baking approximately 8 more minutes (until tender in the middle and crispy on the edges).

4. Enjoy! :)

*cayenne pepper is optional. I used about 1/4 of a tsp. We like spicy things.  If you are not a fan of spicy, omit it :)

FLASH Giveaway

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Anyone up for a $25 giftcard to DD? (choice of DD, PayPal, or Amazon giftcard)

All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below, easy peasy!

You many do as many or little entries as you’d like.  Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter :)

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Living a Victorious Life in Christ

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God has a purpose for everything and nothing that is done is done outside of His knowledge. He is all knowing and many times things may happen in our life that seem bad, but God does them for a reason. God never means for evil to come upon the ones that love Him. Take a look at these verses:

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Isaiah 55:8,9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

We cannot see but what’s right in front of our face. We are limited to what our eyes see happening. God sees ALL and knows ALL. He knows exactly what needs to be done in our lives to bring us to that place we need to be. He uses MANY different ways to bring us there. Some ways are not as pleasing as other ways. We are to walk by faith and not by sight. If we get upset over anything that God does in our life, we are not trusting Him and walking by faith knowing that He ALWAYS knows what’s right. And in realizing this we are able to adjust our thinking. Walking by faith is just that… walking and believing God to guide us exactly where He wants us no matter how He brings us there without foreseeing where He has us going. We cannot see our expected end… but God does. If we want to fulfill God’s Will in our life we must trust Him, and trust He is doing exactly what needs to be done in our life to bring us to the place He wants us to be. He tells us to count it all joy and cast all our care upon Him.

James 1:2
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

He tells us to be content. God will never lead us astray. No matter how bad things appear, He will NEVER leave or forsake you.

Hebrews 13:5
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Furthermore, God tells us what we should be thinking about.

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Many may say “Well I’m not strong enough yet to cast it all to God and count it all joy”. I just want to say, none of us are strong enough to do it. But if Christ is in you, the strength is in you. The strength comes from putting off the old man and putting on Christ. Christ’s power in you will overcome always and all you have to do is let it. We must make the desision to surrender your ways of thinking and let Christ reign in our mortal bodies.

Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Believe He will do it and He will. If He is in you, He said He will do it. He told us the way. The battle is in our mind. Resist the devil and all the doubt and the devil will flee.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

There has got to be a time where we say no to the devil and yes to God within ourselves. We cannot continue to walk through life as a defeated Christian saying things like “I’m just not strong enough”… “God’s working on me”… God has done everything He is going to do. Jesus won the victory at the cross. and you have His Word in your hand. Christ in you has ALL the strength and power you need. No more excuses. Don’t let the devil wisper that you’re not good enough. Tell him “WE ALL ARN’T GOOD ENOUGH BUT CHRIST IN ME IS!” Don’t quench the Spirit that is within you. Rise above this battle and start stomping on the enimy. He just want’s to keep you in that rut so you continue to be downcasted. There is NO reason to be downcasted with your Creator on your side! The more Word you learn and the more Word you get inside you the more God will be able to show you these things. They are easy to see because God has so plainly set them before our eyes. These verses I post up here I don’t have to look up. I know them, they are in me. I go to them in my heart every time I need them (and I need them everyday). We ALL need them in us. They are our key to a victorious life! Christ is the Word, and with the Word in you nothing will ever keep you downcasted. He is victorious!

It’s all in how we look at it. You have the power in you right now to ALWAYS live a victorious life because Christ is forever victorious!

Don’t give that strength to the devil. He does not have you defeated. You ARE strong enough! You can let Christ do it through you!

Praise God for His great love :)

*This blog post was written by my wonderful hubby

Yummy Gluten Free Muffins

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First I have to give credit to my friend, Patricia.  She’s the one who gave me the recipe and permission to share :)

  • -2 cups gluten free oats (ground)
  • -1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (ground)
  • -2 tsp baking powder
  • -1 tsp baking soda
  • -dash of salt
  • -3/4 cup maple syrup
  • -1/2 cup almond milk
  • -1 tsp vanilla extract
  • -2 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and then add the almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and eggs. Mix very well and pour into muffin cups.

3. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

March Extreme Cash Giveaway

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I am so excited to be a part of this giveaway!!  We are giving away $450 in PayPal Cash!

There are lots of entries available and this giveaway will go on for a whole month, so take your time! Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back every day and claim your daily entries too!

This giveaway ends 4/12 at 11:59pm EST and is open worldwide. You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs.

Good Luck!

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Contest Chest $120 CASH Giveaway!

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Contest Chest is hosting a giveaway and the grand prize is $120 in cash! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

IMPORTANT

For the 2nd entry where it says “Paste the page URL here”, be sure to copy/paste this:

http://donnahup.com/?p=54

Good luck!

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