Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mara's Maples Valentine Basket Giveaway

Mara's Maples Valentine's Day Gift Basket:
From Mara:
My mother loves Valentine's Day. I think it might actually be her favorite gift giving holiday. And I have to say that as a recipient of her Valentine's day love I do so enjoy the red hearts this time of year!
And so, this year, I am offering you all a little Valentine's Day love to send to your loved one(s)! Send one to your kids in college, or your parents who you are far away from. Take this opportunity to tell someone close to you "I love you". And what better way to do that than with a Mara's Maples Valentine's day Gift basket.

This basket is adorned with a big red heart and filled with five bags of goodies:

Spicy Maple Macadamia Nuts (3oz)

Spicy Maple Pecans (3oz)

Cinnamon Maple Almonds (3oz)

Ginger-rific Granola (3oz)

Cran-Almond Granola (3oz)

As always all of these goodies are made with real maple syrup and have no added oil, butter or egg and are completely vegan.

Please visit Mara's Maples: http://www.etsy.com/shop/marasmaples

PRIZE –Valentine Day Gift Basket (ARV $40.00)

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Please let me know what item you would like to try from Mara's Maples.

EXTRA ENTRIES:  (must do mandatory first then post a separate comment for each optional extra entry)

* Like Mara's Maples on Facebook 
* Like Pink Mama's Place on Facebook
* Subscribe to Pink Mama's Place by email
* Subscribe to Pink Mama's Place by reader
* Post my button on your blog and comment with the link (2 extra entries)
* Follow @pinkmama68 on Twitter
* Tweet about this giveaway then comment with the link to your tweet- Tweet EVERY DAY!  Extra Entry per tweet :)
* Post on your blog/website about the giveaway and comment with the link (5 extra entries)
* Buy an item from Mara's Maples (5 extra entries)

This Giveaway ends February 14, 2010 at  5 pm Pacific Time. This is open for residents of the US & Canada only.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to email notification with shipping info and claim prize and if no response we will pick another winner.

I absolutely LOVE Mara's Maples.  My kids love all the snacks and my FAVORITE item is the Spicy Cashews...yummy!  It feels good to have healthier snack options and the granola has helped me actually eat breakfast.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Groupon.com- NEED to sign up!

LOVE Groupon- First thing in the morning I go to my GROUPON DEALS, I even have the APP on my phone. I have saved a lot of $$$! Today for example $50 for $100 worth of Lingerie at a store I love peeking in at because I know I can't afford it. LOVE LOVE GROUPON.COM!

If you haven't already please sign up and receive daily email with coupon for savings at up to 90%.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

30 Days to a Better Blog: Day 13 – Install Google Sitemap

I do have this already set up so that's cool I'm on top of something!

A Google Sitemap is a file which contains URLs and some additional information for all public pages or documents of your website. Google reads this file and adds the page to their index.

Please read entire post: http://www.blogworld.com/2011/01/13/30-days-to-a-better-blog-install-google-sitemap/  (They have instructions for wordpress and blogger)

Now I'm going to be honest I have no idea what it does but I'm sure its something very important.  I need to read up more on this feature.  TO DO!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Facebook Friday

Please click on above button and join the FACEBOOK FRIDAY Link up! Let me know too! I love FACEBOOK PAGES!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ronnell- Beat It by Michael Jackson

This is my son and he is so damn cute! He wanted me to put it on my blog.

30 Days to a Better Blog: Day 12 – Analyze Your Statistics

I have Google Analytics and I'm very happy with it!  It gives me a lot of information.  I do a weekly report and look at trends, it seems Wii and Build a Bear are my TOP KEYWORDS.  What do you look at when you check out your reports?

Items you’ll want to look at include:

Bounce Rate: This percentage that shows the amount of single-page visits to your site. You want it as low as possible.
Average Time on Site: You want this to be as high as possible! If it’s too low it means readers aren’t finding the content they are looking for, your navigation is week, or there are other problems with the site.
Content Overview: This will show the highest single pages on your site for a specific period of time. You can look for trends and what your readers are interested in!
Traffic Sources: Find out how readers are finding your site.
Exit Pages: Are there post or pages with a high exit rate? If so, add better navigation and links at the bottom of the content!
Keywords: Learn what keywords search engine users are entering to find your site. These may come as a surprise – either good or bad! If people are finding your site for the “wrong” reasons – your bounce rate and time on site will be low. This means you need to take a look at your keywords and up your SEO efforts.
Number of Visits and Pages/Visit: This is your first indication of traffic and is best to track over a long period of time. Look for spikes and trends throughout the weeks, months, and years.

Please read the entire post from Blog World: http://www.blogworld.com/2011/01/12/30-days-to-a-better-blog-analyze-your-statistics/

Need Help with Read-a-thon

Well yet again I failed to say NO and I'm in charge of the school's READ-A-THON on Feb 14th.  How do I get myself into things like this...oh its because NO does not come out my mouth- well only to my kids and husband. 

I have never done a read-a-thon before and its a FUNDRAISER too- oh my!  It's a school wide event.  All day Feb 14th we will be reading and playing games then the kids have a week to read more and after Feb 21 they have to collect the money from sponsors. 

We are just winging it because of the short notice but I'm sure it will be just fine!  We are thinking about doing a pizza party for the TOP CLASS and some airbrush shirts for the individual winners of each class. 

Now my problem is getting families (we don't have the best parent participation) to actually get sponsors.  Does anyone have any ideas how I can make this happen?  I'm going to set up a table this Friday and I want to make this EASY PEASY for the families.  If you have any suggestions on anything about a read-a-thon please let me know by emailing me or commenting right here on ths post.  I would appreciate ALL HELP! 

We are doing this read-a-thon for our MUSIC PROGRAM...trying to get it back into the school. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lil Mama Singing a Martin Luther King Song

Yet another cute song for tomorrow
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Lil Mama Singing GroundHog Song I

She is so damn cute too! They are performing in front of the school tomorrow morning.
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30 Days to a Better Blog: Day 11 – Break Up the Text Monotony

Text Tips

I'm going to start doing these tips for sure.  I capitalize a lot...maybe too much but its how I talk and when I want emphasize I want to emphasize.  I can't use my hands in a post so CAP's it is!  Now using heading tags- GREAT TIP, I will for sure look into doing that.  Bolding keywords- wow eye opener there!  Using Italicize...well I was using that but not the correct way!  I was italicising my words not others though so I just need to turn it around- so will work on that and even I used it in this post.  See I'm learning something :0  Using color....well I need to work on that because yes I use color but it never looks right but wait it might be the bright pink I use.  LOL!

From BlogWorld: Here are a variety of ways to use font tags:

■Use heading tags for your section headlines. This helps your reader identify the different sections of your post – and helps SEO too!
Use bold for keywords/key phrases. Not only should you interlink these, but bolding them helps draw the eye to the most important part of your sentence/paragraph.
Italicize quotes and titles. I typically italicize quotes from people and any book, periodical, or movie titles.
■Add color strategically. I rarely use color, but I see many bloggers use color effectively to really bring attention to specific words on the page.

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