Reviews, giveaways and memes - Jumpin Beans

9.4.10

Screen Play - Giveaway

Hey all!
We are going to play a little hopscotch type giveaway here!
( I just totally made this one up... I did not know what else to call it!)
Anyways...
Remember when I posted a review on the book I read, Screen Play?
Well, I want to pass this book along to one of my lucky readers!
Yes, it has been read... But, no... I do NOT fold the corners, I use bookmarks...
It is in great condition.... Like I said, I just wanted to pass it along to one of yall to enjoy.
Once you are finished, pass it along or keep it...
I just wanted to do this for fun..
Want to win?
Go HERE and read the post where I reviewed it...
leave a comment there telling me your favorite author...
then come back to this post and tell me that you entered...
Pretty simple..

If you want more entries:
Follow me publicly - 2 entries
Subscribe by email - 1 entry

I will use random.org to draw a winner... I will email and you have 48 hours to email me your info so I can mail the book to you!
THIS IS FOR U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY....
CONTEST WILL END ON APRIL 19TH

8.4.10

Marc is Home!

(YES, THIS IS LATE............ BUT I WANTED TO SHARE....)
Okay, this post is all about my honey being home.


I have never been to a military homecoming before...


Yes, I have seen them on TV, and of course, I cried when watching them....


but


this time it was different..





So, Marc left Afghanistan and after who knows how many delays, they were FINALLY on US soil. We went to where they were going to have the homecoming ceremony... and then guess what? We WAITED again! They kept telling us that they were getting closer, and then closer..


at one point, they said that they were like 45 minutes away... 45 minutes later,they were 30 minutes away...


Yes, it was a bit frustrating, but like I told the others there...
I would rather know that they were in Georgia and wait and them arrive safely than for them to still be in Afghanistan.


THEN IT HAPPENED...
They said they were less than one mile from us!
All of a sudden, there were these BIG trucks riding by and we all started going nuts!
(It was their luggage, but it meant that they were close!)


OKAY, time to get loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



HERE COME THE BUSES!!!!!!
One after another, they kept coming and coming...


It was the coolest thing...


We were all screaming... of course, I started crying just seeing the buses!





Then, we waited and the speaker said that if we wanted to see them, we better get LOUD and let them know we missed them...


So we did... We were screaming, then chanting U S A


Next thing you know, we see one guy come from behind the trees carrying a flag...


THEN.............


ALL OF THEM


in formation


walking towards us...





So, we kept walking towards them...


Just a few more steps and we would have been right beside the speakers podium!
We sang and then he welcomed them home...


THEN WE COULD GO GREET OUR LOVED ONE!!!!

Everyone was nuts!
Crying and hugging...



Yes, there were like 300 of them in the pitch black...
I could not find Marc and I started to panic..


(oh yeah, forgot to mention, we could only see them for 15 minutes before they had to load back up)


THEN, HE walked over to us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He kissed me. Kissed Broxton..


and yes, I was crying like a baby


He hugged my mom...


and I grabbed him back!

I kept saying, "Daddy is HOME!"


I think that might be all I said, over and over again...





It was so wonderful!

They then loaded the buses and we followed to go get their luggage...


We FINALLY got back to the hotel at 6:30 in the morning...


But it was so worth it!

Can you tell I am very proud of my husband?


I am!

7.4.10

CSN stores are AWESOME! (review)

Remember, back when I was posting more frequently, you know, before MARC CAME HOME?!
I told you that I would be reviewing for CSN Stores.

Let me tell you...

They are awesome!



CSN contacted me for a review and of course, I said yes!
I have seen and heard of them on other blogs... and with them offering EVERYTHING you could imagine, I knew that I would love this opportunity.

For those that did not read my first post, CSN Stores have over 200 + stores! Can you even imagine?
Marc and I plan on getting a house one day and there are so many specialty stores through CSN that I know we will have a great time shopping online!

They have kids bedding (for Broxton and his brothers!) They even have a store JUST for curio cabinets (did I tell you that I am a collector of shotglasses?!) With the weather getting beautiful again, why not go and check out the BBQ grills that they have?

I could go on and on for the 200 other stores, but I want to tell you about the childrens toys that we were able to review.
CSN sent us a few of their Melissa and Doug Puzzles. Okay, first of all, these puzzles are wonderful! They have knobs on them so that Broxton can get a better grip on them! They are bright colored and BIG and STURDY! (He has chewed on them pretty good... but you can not tell, YET!)
CSN asked what I wanted to review, IMMEDIATELY placed the order for shipping. It arrived faster than I expected and it was packaged so that nothing could be damaged. I am telling you now, that was great customer service! They even sent an email letting me know the status on it!
I am so very ready to start shopping with CSN now that I know how great they are!
Please, go and give CSN a look, I am SURE that you will find several items that you know you need! (Just like me!)
 
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