Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Book Trek 2014

I can't believe that it's been a whole year since I posted here on this blog—and it was for last year's Summer Book Trek.

I'm going to do it again this year. This time, I'll be on vacation for part of July which should give me lots of time to read by the pool. I hope.

The Summer Book Trek Reading Challenge is hosted on New LDS Fiction. This year there are over 80 books being given away during July—and if you win you get to pick the one you want.

It's easier to sign up to participate this year too. Every thing gets linked into a Rafflecopter form. You can pick one book or 30. (My sister could probably read a book a day.) Anyway, I'm putting four books on my list. It might be wishful thinking. And I might change my mind on some of them. But it's a starting point.
  • Victoria's Promise by Julie Wright (Newport Ladies book #7)
       
  • Ilana's Wish by Annette Lyon (Newport Ladies book #8)
       
  • Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
       
  • Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley
        

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Book Trek 2013

It's time for another Summer Book Trek Reading Challenge. This time in July and hosted over on New LDS Fiction.

There are over 70 books being given away in this reading challenge! And you get to pick your own prizes!!

It's actually pretty easy to participate.

First, you post a list of books you plan to read on your blog. Your list can have only one book if you want, and you can add and delete all month.

Then you Sign Up.

Then you earn points!

*If you go like the New LDS Fiction Facebook Page, then click the gray Welcome Star, you'll find a link that lets you start earning points NOW! Everyone else has to wait until July 1st.

Last year, I read the first three books in the The Newport Ladies Book Club series. (Loved them!)

This year I'm reading the 4th book in that series, plus some others.
  • Athena by Heather B. Moore
  • Mind Games by Kiersten White (she wrote the Paranormalcy series)
  • Maybe something else?

You should do it too.

**"LDS authors" doesn't always mean LDS content. There are a bazillion authors that you'd never know were LDS, like Stephenie Meyer (Twilight/The Host), Kiersten White (Paranormalcy), Brenda Novak (suspense), James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Ally Condie (Matched), Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush, Hush).

***If you need help finding books, leave a comment with the type of book you like to read or the title and author of one of your favorite books and my sister (Karlene) will help you find a book that is similar.




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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Book Trek Reading Challenge

I'm doing the Summer Book Trek reading challenge in August.

For my birthday.

Yes, my sister talked me into it. (Actually, she hacked my blog and added this whole post without my permission, but that's okay. I would have done it anyway. Probably.)

We're reading novels by LDS Authors and there are lots of prizes. I am reading The Newport Ladies Book Club series:
  • Olivia by Julie Wright
  • Daisy by Josi S. Kilpack
  • Paige by Annette Lyon
You should do it too. Even if you're no LDS (Mormon), there are still lots of really good books that count. Like the Twilight series. Yes, Stephenie Meyer is LDS and she counts!


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Friday, November 4, 2011

Better Than Blood (Door Prize #2)


Well, seriously. Isn't anything? I mean, really, unless you're a vampire any drink is better than drinking blood.

But when I say "better than blood," I mean LOTS better. Tasty, in fact! And now that I think of it, if Bella had this prize, she probably wouldn't have needed to guzzle down those glasses of blood to get the nutrients needed for Renesmee.





(you can read about how awesome Shakeology is HERE


I've been drinking a minimum of one Shakeology shake a day (sometimes two) since July and I've lost nearly 50 pounds.

But that's not the most amazing part. The amazing part is how much energy I have! I have noticed a huge improvement in how I sleep and the energy I have during my work day. And the Shakeology really seems to help with the sugar cravings.

This stuff is awesome!

(Not quite as awesome as Edward, but awesome, nonetheless.)

To enter to win two Shakeology samples:
  1. FOLLOW ME
    Look over there in the sidebar. Scroll down a little. Yep, there it is. Just click on that blue "Join this site" button, then leave a comment on this post telling me you're a follower. If you're already a devoted follower, just tell me in the comments.

  2. ANSWER MY TRIVIA QUESTION
    Email the correct answer to the question below to bellasshower@gmail.com. Type "Suan Westover #2" in the Subject line. Along with your answer, include your full name and mailing address so I can ship it right out if you're the winner.

Trivia Question:
In Breaking Dawn, Carlisle says, "I've seen vampire venom work miracles, but there are conditions that even venom cannot overcome."

What condition can vampire venom not cure?



Deadline: Midnight, November 19, 2011

OPEN TO U.S. ENTRIES ONLY.

All correct answers will be entered to win the prize. Winner will be chosen using www.random.com and announced at Inksplasher on Monday, November 21, 2011.

Correct answers will also earn three chances to win the Grand Prize! (Grand Prize open to U.S. entries only. Sorry.)

Want to earn extra entries for the Grand Prize, plus some awesome Daily Prizes? Invite your friends to the party, then go visit Inksplasher every day to enter to win!. (See details here.)


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Thursday, November 3, 2011

How To Outrun a Vampire (Door Prize #1)


If you're looking for Bella's Totally Awesome Bridal/Baby Shower Door Prize #1, it's right here!

Ever wondered what you'd do if you found yourself cornered by one of the Volturi? Your first reaction might be to run, but do you think you could beat them in a foot race?

Probably not.

But if you're with your friends, you really only need to run faster than they do! And for that, you need to be in shape. This Door Prize will definitely help!


I'm giving away a
Chalene Johnson Exercise DVD*

Chalene has several workout DVDs and they are all awesome—filled with lots of contagious energy and enthusiasm that will MAKE you want to get up and move! After a month of daily workouts with Chalene, you'll definitely be able to run faster than your friends.

I love Chalene's style. Her workouts are easy to follow and not very complicated, but they get the job done!

To enter to win a Chalene Johnson DVD:
  1. FOLLOW ME
    Look over there in the sidebar. Scroll down a little. Yep, there it is. Just click on that blue "Join this site" button, then leave a comment on this post telling me you're a follower. If you're already a devoted follower, just tell me in the comments.

  2. ANSWER MY TRIVIA QUESTION
    Email the correct answer to the question below to bellasshower@gmail.com. Type "Suan Westover #1" in the Subject line. Along with your answer, include your full name and mailing address so I can ship it right out if you're the winner.

Trivia Question:
Which of the Cullens is
the fastest runner?



Deadline: Midnight, November 19, 2011

OPEN TO U.S. ENTRIES ONLY.

All correct answers will be entered to win the prize. Winner will be chosen using www.random.com and announced at Inksplasher on Monday, November 21, 2011.

Correct answers will also earn three chances to win the Grand Prize! (Grand Prize open to U.S. entries only. Sorry.)

Want to earn extra entries for the Grand Prize, plus some awesome Daily Prizes? Invite your friends to the party, then go visit Inksplasher every day to enter to win! (See details here.)

*DVD may not be the one pictured here, but it will definitely be awesome!


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Saturday, August 6, 2011

August Book Club Selection

The office goddess book club has announced

the August book club selection...



Supernaturally


by Kiersten White


picked by Suan
happy reading :)

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Turbo Jam Live Works Like an Imperious Curse!

Harry Potter fans, you've made it to the right spot!

I'm giving away a

Chalene has several workout DVDs and they are all awesome. This one has lots of contagious energy and enthusiasm that will MAKE you want to get up and move! Just as if you had an Imperious Curse placed on you—but in a good way.

I love Chalene's style. Her workouts are easy to follow and not very complicated, but they get the job done!

If you want to enter to win this DVD, you'll need to visit Inksplasher for Part 1 of this prize (and to read all the rules, etc.), but for part 2, answer the question below in the comments of this post.


If you could cast the Imperious Curse on anyone, who would you cast it on and what would you make them do?


[P.S. —I'm hosting a 30-days to health, "Shake It Down" Challenge starting July 15th. Check it out!]

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Win Some Butter Beer!


Okay, that was just mean, wasn't it? Because I'm not really giving away Butter Beer...

If you've come here as part of Inksplasher's Totally Awesome Harry Potter Blog Party, then you're at the right place! And you already know I'm not going to give you Butter Beer.

If you've just stumbled across my blog because you googled "Harry Potter" or "Butter Beer", then I apologize.

I blame all this false advertising on my sister.

Even though my post title is misleading, I AM giving away something that's almost as awesome as Butter Beer, and that is...

TWO samples of Shakeology
(one in each flavor)

(you can read about how awesome Shakeology is HERE)



And to make up for the really mean false advertising, I'm also giving away a copy of the Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone DVD—so you can revisit where it all began while sipping your very nutritious and yummy shake.


You'll need to visit Inksplasher for Part 1 of this prize (and to read all the rules, etc.) , but for part 2, answer the question below in the comments of this post.


If you could have a totally nutritious shake in any flavor imaginable, what would flavor would it be?


[P.S. —I'm hosting a 30-days to health, "Shake It Down" Challenge starting July 15th. Check it out!]


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Friday, July 8, 2011

Harry Potter Blog Party

my sister, who is sort of nuts,
is hosting a giant
Harry Potter Blog Party
over at her blog.

I'm one of the sponsors
of the Harry's Hunt for the Horcrux game.


Other games are:
  • Hermione's Hogwarts Trivia Test

  • Fred & George's Magical Mix-Ups

  • The Daily Prophet

  • Ron's Read-a-Thon

All games have their own prizes, plus you get points toward a grand prize—which is going to be awesome because she told me some of the stuff in it!

Go check out her site.

You can start earning points for prizes right away!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shake It Down Challenge


Remember how I told you I've lost 35 lbs? Well, I've lost 4 more since then!

I also mentioned that I'd teamed up with some nutrition and fitness experts to hold a challenge. That challenge is starting on July 15th.

Here are a few of the details:

We're using Shakeology (my favorite high energy, weight loss shake) to get us off to a great start!

If you join the challenge, you'll also get FREE GIFTS, PRIZES, and a powerful habit-changing challenge with lots of support!

What’s Included in the Challenge:

  • Daily support from the community: everyone in the challenge

  • Daily Tips and motivation from Fitness Coaches and Nutritionists - we'll make sure you're staying committed and we can either be the nice coach or the kick in the pants, whatever you prefer!

  • 30 of your meals in the form of Shakeology, which will really help with any cravings or energy issues... don't know about you, but cravings and energy are what will make me fall off the wagon the quickest... This will be your healthiest meal of the day. It's a meal, a multivitamin, a probiotic and a digestive enzyme, which is really great for digestive health and weight loss. During the challenge you'll replace 1 of your meals each day with Shakeology. And the Shake is included in the enrollment price, you don't have to buy anything extra.

  • Your questions answered on goal-getting, how to stay motivated, nutrition and fitness

  • Break through your fitness plateaus

  • MEAL PLAN EBOOK including Shakeology recipes, breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes, and lots of healthy snack ideas

  • A Workout DVD set (you don't HAVE to do this exact workout, but it's a good quality one, and is a great way to mix things up.)

  • Awesome prizes and giveaways throughout the challenge

  • We can be the nice coach or the KICK IN THE PANTS coach, whatever you prefer! But we WILL be watching and we WILL hold you accountable to your own personal goals.

All of the above for $120

With all this extra value, now’s the best time to try Shakeology for a month! What is Shakeology? Click here for a 45 second video: http://bit.ly/nw4Nz4

And if you get through the entire challenge and decide you hated the entire experience? Just return your Shakeology bag for a full refund.

You literally have NOTHING to lose! Oh, wait. You have a few things to lose:

1. A few pounds

2. Low energy

3. Stress and negative thinking

4. Bad habits

How to ENROLL:

  1. Click on the Shakeology button in my sidebar or this link: http://bit.ly/myrWrO

  2. Order Shakeology on the monthly delivery program. (I recommend Chocolate) - very important you choose the autoship program so that your shipping is free, you get the free workout DVDs, and you get enrollment into this challenge (you can always cancel the auto delivery at ANY time, without penalty)

  3. Email or Facebook me to let me know you're enrolled and I'll get you on the roster!

Send me an E-mail

Friend Me on Facebook




Also, I'll enter you to win an extra prize if you help me spread the word by putting one of my buttons on your sidebar!


220 px button (for standard sidebar)

30-Day Health Challenge

Starts July 15th







125 px button (for smaller sidebar)


30-Day Health Challenge

Starts July 15th








To Install the Buttons on Blogger

If you have one sidebar, use the bigger button (220 px). If you have two sidebars, use the smaller button (125 px).

  1. Put your cursor in the box below the button and copy all of the code. The easiest way to do this is to place your cursor in the box, then press control + a. This highlights all the text in the box. The press control + c to copy it.

  2. Go to your blog's dashboard and click Design. This should take you to Add and Arrange Page Elements.

  3. Click on Add Gadget.

  4. Scroll down the list and find the one that says HTML/JavaScript. Click on it.

  5. Paste the code into the large Content box. You can type in a Title if you want. Click the orange Save button. If you get a message that says there are illegal characters, it means you didn't get all the code. Go back to Step 1 and recopy the code.

  6. The button will display at the top of your sidebar. While on the Page Elements page, you can drag the new gadget box to another position on your sidebar, if you want. Then click the orange Save button.
That should do it. Let me know if you have any problems.


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Friday, July 1, 2011

July book club selection

the office goddess book club has
announced the july book club selection-

Paranormalcy
by Kiersten White

picked by Karlene


i can't wait to read this one
i hear it is REALLY good!

happy reading :)
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

What i've been up to !

i've lost 35 lbs since 1-1-11

breakfast- a yummy green smoothie
my favorite- spinach-pineapple-strawberries
and coconut water

lunch- shakeology with banana and pb2
that's my fav recipe

dinner-healthy- focusing on whole foods

workouts-5x a week with some really
awesome dvds

and now .....
i've teamed up with about a dozen
nutrtition and fitness experts to host
an accountability challenge during july.
meal planning ideas, daily check ins,
advice and motivation included, as well as
free workorkout dvds and cool prizes
given intermittently though out the
challenge. comment below if you'd like
an exclusive invitation.

i do so much better if i have someone
holding me accountable for my fitness
goals ! how about you ?

have a great day :)
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June book club selection

the office goddes book club has announced
the june book club selection...



The Twilight Saga
the official illustrated guide
by Stephanie Meyer

picked by Paula

happy reading
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