Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Haiku: School

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I'm participating in a weekly meme, "Sensational Haiku Wednesday".
The basics: Haiku is simple! It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.

This week's theme is School.

We love our homeschool
Enjoy learning together
Best education :)!

Family-bonding
Character-building daily
Follow interests

Mom is the teacher
Hugs, kisses, laughter abounds
Free to be ourselves

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Haiku: Home

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I'm participating in a weekly meme, "Sensational Haiku Wednesday".
The basics: Haiku is simple! It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.

This week's theme is Home.

Home...truly sweet home
When each lives for the other
And all live for God

(My haiku above is based on an anonymous quote.)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Review and Giveaway: FoundIt

Kids often lose stuff. Well, some adults do, too :). FoundIt is a company that makes it easy for people to return your lost items while keeping your family's identity safe, eliminating the replacement costs, and minimizing the emotinal pain. When someone finds your child's lost favorite toy, electronic device, sports equipment, etc., that person can text your ID number to FoundIt or enter the ID number on its website and then FoundIt will contact you with the finder's contact info--keeping your family's and child's identity safe. I received a free MacDaddy package to test out. It includes
  • Set of 62 stickers
  • 2 key tags
  • 3 bag tags
  • 1 luggage tag/ID card
  • 2 round tags (great pet tags!)
  • Four years access to the FoundIt Network
Read on....to find out how to enter a giveaway to win one free MacDaddy package (valued at $24.99).

How FoundIt Works
Our research shows that children are more likely to lose something when their routine is changed, and we all know that back-to-school is just around the corner.

FoundIt helps give parents and kids the peace of mind that if they lose that new computer, backpack, lunchbox, or sports bag, they have a MUCH better chance of getting it back. When you sign up at FoundIt.com, you will receive a unique ID number and all the stickers and tags contain that number. When someone find your lost item, he/she can report to FoundIt with the ID number and FoundIt will send you a text on your phone or an email.

I really like the concept. I don't like to give my private information out unless necessary but at the same time, I'd like to be able to get back what I lose/misplace. My 18 year old daughter will be leaving on her mission trip to Malaysia this Wednesday. We put FoundIt stickers on important stuff like her cell phone, camera, MP3 player, glasses case, wallet, etc. and used the tags on her luggage. I also attached tags to my key chain and my husband's key chain. Since we don't have a pet, we used the 2 round tags on my purse and my daughter's purse. You can stick those stickers on your phone, laptop, camera, flash drives, portfolios, notebooks, whatever is important enough that you would miss it and want it back if you lost it. It's better to be safe than sorry :). Label with FoundIt! The only thing I don't like about some of the tags is that they mention about earning good karma if the person returns the item to its owner. I don't believe in karma and people should be kind without expecting anything in return anyway in my opinion. What happened to "Do what's right because it's the right thing to do"?

Besides MacDaddy Package, FoundIt also offers two other packages:
Premium Package — $14.99
  • 2 years access to FoundIt Network
  • Set of 36 stickers
  • 1 key tag
  • 2 bag tags
  • 1 luggage tag/ID card
Starter Package — $7.99
  • 1 year access to FoundIt Network
  • Set of 10 stickers




GIVEAWAY: You can win a free MacDaddy Package. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Deadline: 8/21/2011 at midnight Pacific time

To enter: Please leave a comment here letting me know why you would like to win this. Make sure you also leave your email address so that I can contact you if you're chosen (randomly) as a winner.

Extra entries: Like FoundIt on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/foundittoday
                               Follow FoundIt on Twitter: @Foundittoday
                               Follow this blog via GFC or NetworkedBlogs
                               Follow me on Twitter: @treasuredbyGod                  


~ Through Family Review Network, I received a free MacDaddy package from FoundIt.net in an exchange of my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Haiku: Manners

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I'm participating in the meme, "Sensational Haiku Wednesday".
The basics: Haiku is simple! It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.

This week's theme is Manners.

Please...Thank you...kind words
Polite and considerate
Manners...hard to find

Haiku: Friendship

Haiku Heights gives out weekly prompts for haiku. This week's theme is Friendship.

                      Friendship never ends
                      When brothers are best buddies
                      Through ups-and-downs friends

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Haiku: Distance

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I love poetry. I just found this meme, "Sensational Haiku Wednesday" and am excited to participate :).
The basics: Haiku is simple! It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.

This week's theme is Distance.

My only daughter
Leaving for the Logos Hope
Malaysia...Distance