Neon Splash Dash and a Race Entry Giveaway

Although, I love (I think) doing half marathons, I’m always game for a fun 5K race. And when you add in a themed 5K race, even better, right?

Neon Splash Dash

And we all know that it is summertime right now, and who wants to run outside in the heat? Well, I found an awesome local race that is 1. themed 2. looks like a blast, and 3. it is at NIGHT! You don’t have to worry about the heat! How awesome is that?

The Neon Splash Dash is the wildest & brightest night time running event you’ve ever seen! You’ll run (or dance!) through different Glow Zones, where each one we’ll spray you with a different color of our Super Intense U.V. Glow Water. We’ll also be blasting pumped up music at each Zone to keep the energy going!

We’ll light you up again as you cross the finish line into a HUGE After Glow Party filled with Jammin’ Music, tons of Blacklight, Performers and thousands of runners sprayed with Glow Water- all dancing the night away!


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On Saturday, July 27th, 2013, the Neon Splash Dash will be happening in Pomona,CA. Gates open for the race at 6:00pm, and the race starts at 8:00pm! It is a 5K (3.1 miles) race and all runners and walkers are welcome! It is being held at the Fairplex in Pomona, so there is plenty of parking available!

What an awesome fun summer event to do with your friends, right? Well, I will be there, racing along with my friends! Come join me!

Even better, I’m giving away a FREE RACE ENTRY! So you can come and join me on race day!

Enter the Rafflecopter Widget Below to Win a FREE ENTRY into the July 27, 2013 Neon Splash Dash in Pomona, CA.

*Winner will be given a {code} to enter on the website (Neon Splash Dash) to register for the race!
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Now the question is, what will you be wearing on Race Day? Besides a white shirt, of course?

And time to stock up on some glow-in-the-dark accessories!

Don’t forget your camera!

Disclosure: I was provided a free race entry via Neon Splash Dash. I was also given a free entry code to give away. All opinions are mine. Photograph and video via Neon Splash Dash.

Sweet Relish with a Coach Bag Giveaway #SITSSweetRelish

I’m teaming up with the fabulous women of SITS for #SITSSweetRelish and their “12 Handbags of the Holidays” giveaway in conjunction with the shopping site, Sweet Relish.


Sweet Relish is a fun and useful to add some flavor to your online shopping experience, plus share your “finds” on the web. You can use Sweet Relish to save your favorite products, organize items into lists, discover sweet new items, and connect with friends.

You use Sweet Relish by finding items online and using the “Relish” button to save them. You can make several lists like “My Holiday Wish List”, “Birthday Ideas for My Dad”, or many more.

Unlike other tools, Sweet Relish includes a link to the original retailer to purchase the product, rather than get re-directed to another website.

I made my very own “Holiday Wish List” on Sweet Relish, and it was super easy to do. Although, now that I’ve got the shopping bug, I want to make purchases on all of those items, but I will wait a few more weeks for the Holidays to be over.

Sweet Relish Wish List

Win a Fully Paid Trip to Bloggy Boot Camp Phoenix #BBCPHX in 2013!

If you’d like to enter to win to have your hotel stay, airfare, and conference registration costs completely covered by SITS, then join them on our new favorite site, Sweet Relish, and relish the items on your wish list this holiday season.

How to Enter:

To enter into our drawing, just follow the below steps!

  1. Head over to the Sweet Relish website and create an account.
  2. Make your own Sweet Relish list with a minimum of 10 itms. Lists titled, #SITSSweetRelish, are automatically entered to win a trip to BBC Phoenix in April.

*This contest runs through the end of December 2012. One lucky winner will be announced on The SITS Girls Facebook page after the 1st of the year.

Now for the awesome Coach Bag Giveaway!

I am giving away this Coach Legacy Leather Universal Case.

Use the Rafflecopter Widget Below to Enter the Giveaway!


Bag Details:

Handcrafted in all the latest shades of luxuriously soft Legacy leather, this tech-savvy case stores and protects mobile phones and other personal electronics—along with cards, cash, keys and cords.

  • Leather
  • Zip-top closure, fabric lining
  • Inside credit card and multifunction pockets
  • Wrist strap attached
  • For use with cell phones, smart phones, MP3 players or cameras
  • 5 1/2″ (L) x 3 1/2″ (H)

The bag is valued at $58 and the winner will also receive over $125 worth of other fun items from Sweet Relish.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sweet Relish. The opinions and text are all mine.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Plus Giveaway

My son is a HUGE fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He was super excited when he heard that Book #7 The Third Wheel was coming out last month. You should have seen his face when he opened the package that contained the book. He was screaming, over a BOOK! I was cracking up at his reaction.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid-The Third Wheel

Diary of a Wimpy Kid was one of the first real chapter books that my son, a second grader got into. He was hooked once he really started reading it. Ever since he read that book, during the summer, he has continued to read other books in the series.

But really, the illustrations in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are my son’s most favorite part. He is always giggling when reading the books. Author and Illustrator Jeff Kinney does an excellent job!

My son is still reading The Third Wheel but he loves it just as much as the other books. In fact, when he’s done with this book, I think that he is going to re-read all of the books in order, AGAIN!

About The Third Wheel

Love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?

A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.

An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.

About Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Before the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were published, stories from the first three books appeared digitally for free on the website, where they are still available. Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011). Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. The series is a fixture on the USA Today bestseller list and the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. It has also remained consistently in the top spots on the New York Times lists since publication of the first book in the series in 2007.


I am giving away ONE (1) Copy of a Wimpy Kid book of your choice from books one through seven! (Diary of a Wimpy KidRodrick RulesThe Last StrawDog DaysThe Ugly Truth,Cabin Fever, and The Third Wheel).

Enter through the Rafflecopter Widget!

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About the author

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.

About Wimp-E-Books

Books 1-7 in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are now available for download as Wimp-E-Books wherever e-Books are sold.  Wimp-E-Books carry their own name and logo.  Author and illustrator Jeff Kinney was involved in all aspects of the transformation of the Wimpy Kid books into e-book form.  Says Kinney, “It was important to me to make sure the books look just as good on the screen as they do on paper. I’m thrilled at the way the books look on e-readers, tablets, and other devices, and I hope fans enjoy having them in digital format as much as they’ve enjoyed them as books.”

Where to Buy

Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are available wherever books and e-books are sold.

MSRP: $13.95

Official Site/Social Channel


Twitter Handle: @WimpyKid

Hashtag: #WimpyKid

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel for review purposes, and also given the opportunity to give one away. The photo of my son is mine. All other photos were provided for my blog post.

World Market Fly Away Giveaway

Today I’m so excited to be teaming up with


and some amazing bloggers to host a giveaway you don’t want to miss!

List all Bloggers hosting giveaway:

Angry Julie Monday

Double Duty Mommy

The Pinterest Project

The Scrap Shoppe

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If you haven’t visited Cost Plus World Market, here are just a couple reasons to pop into a store near you and do a little retail therapy.

World Market carries everything from home decor to in home and outdoor furniture to varieties of local and international foods and wines. They truly have something for everyone and their eye for color and design can and will brighten up any home.

Right now when you shop at World Market and spend $20, you will receive a 15% off voucher to purchase a ticket to fly anywhere Southwest Airlines flies. Not only that, but you can enter to win a trip for 4 anywhere Southwest Airlines flies, including hotel accommodations and a $500 gift card to do a little shopping.

That’s a pretty awesome in store promotion and sweepstakes their running, right?

Well, Cost Plus World Market wants to spoil our awesome reader’s a little more:

Let me tell you about our prizes


We’re giving ONE awesome reader two Southwest Airlines tickets to go anywhere Southwest flies and a $100 World Market gift card!!


That’s not all, we’re also giveaway away 3 $100 World Market Gift Cards

Here’s how you can Enter:

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Terms & Conditions on tickets:
The winner will receive two (2) tickets redeemable for round-trip airfare for two (2) people on Southwest Airlines to any destination serviced by Southwest Airlines. The tickets are valid until December 31, 2013.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by World Market. I was compensated for it. All opinions are mine.

Father’s Day and Dove Men+Care with a Giveaway

Father’s Day is coming up, this Sunday, as a matter of fact.  We are super busy right now and I just realized that the 17th is this weekend.  Mother’s Day is always right before our son’s birthday, so that kinda gets lost in the whole birthday chaos.  We are planning a camping trip and we are living in a little over a week, so everything is focused there.  I even spoke to a friend recently and she said that she almost forgot about Father’s Day too, since so much is going on in her life.


I’m trying to figure out what to get my husband and my dad for Father’s Day. I’m thinking that Saturday, Angry Kid and I will go shopping for the hubs…something camping related, possibly.  I will get my dad something summer-related like swim trunks or new sandals.  I’m such a slacker about things like this.

Angry Husband and I both work on Sunday, so we will probably do a BBQ or something like that at our house for Father’s Day. We are kinda low-key like that.

But really, a camping trip for six days in Yosemite. Isn’t that like a week-long gift?

Dove Men+Care

Dove recently sent Angry Husband some of their Dove Men+Care line for Angry Husband to try out. My husband has sensitive skin and he is very particular about the products that he uses.  I think I shall call this an early Father’s Day gift.  I mean really, Angry Husband keeps telling me that I need to buy some soap.  And Dove delivered it right to our house!  Angry Husband loves the products and especially the body wash. He said that it smelled good.

And because Father’s Day is just around the corner, I want to celebrate the awesome Dad Bloggers out there. Did you know that there are some awesome dad bloggers? Well there are ton of them, but I do have some favorites!

Meet Jim, From Busy Dad Blog

Jim @BusyDadBlog at RIDEMAKERZ
Jim is an awesome dad. I met Jim at The BlogHer Conference in 2009. Wow, that sounds forever in blog terms. I knew that Jim was awesome when he handed me a Lego as a business card with his name written on it in Sharpie.  Jim has two kiddos, a son and a daughter.

I would have to say that Jim is pretty much the Asian version of Angry Husband. He likes Star Wars, Legos, the outdoors, MMA style fighting, and loves to cook.  I love a dad that can cook! Thankfully, Angry Husband is the cook in our household.

Happy Father’s Day Jim!

As part of this Father’s Day Celebration, I’m also hosting a giveaway of Dove’s Men+Care Products!

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Disclosure: I was compensated for this Dove Men+Care post via The Motherhood. We received products and also a cash stipend. Hosting fees and blog stuff can get expensive, yo!!! The body wash really smells good, just sayin’.

GameStop Jingle In Your Pocket with Giveaway

Do you have any unused iDevices in your household? I know that I do. Ever since my son got an iPad last year, he has forgotten about his iPod Touch. It is just setting in a desk drawer right now. I’m sure that I could try to sell it online at one of those auction sites, or some other online local method, but who has the time for that. I don’t want to deal with shipping, picky people, etc.

Well, I recently learned that GameStop has an awesome program that can help you earn a little cash or store credit this Holiday Season without the hassle of online auctions, or local online second-hand sales sites. It is super easy to just bring in your old iPod, iPhone and iPad to your local GameStop and put some more jingle in your pocket this holiday! No packing, shipping or hassle – a store associate will tell you the value of your trade items and give you cash or store credit on the spot.

GameStop’s Current Trade Values:

Get store credit or cash for your old iPod, iPhone or iPad:

  • iPod Nano – Up to $70
  • iPod – Up to $150
  • iPhone – Up to $180
  • iPad – Up to $300

Don’t you want to put an extra little Jingle In Your Pocket? I know that I do. I’m going to dig up that iTouch and take it in this week. For more information, take your iDevices to your local GameStop and ask the store associate about this program.

I’m also having a GIVEAWAY to promote GameStop’s Jungle In Your Pocket program, and to help you with some extra shopping money. See the details below:

ENTER TO WIN: A $50 GameStop Gift Card


This giveaway is NOW CLOSED!

Note: Blog comments are closed on this post due to usage of Rafflecopter. Comment on the first choice via Rafflecopter.

Terms and Conditions:

  2. Giveaway ends 12/19/11 at 12am EST.
  3. Only US Residents can enter.
  4. Winner will be chosen via
  5. Winner will be contacted via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.
  6. MSM giveaways are handled by a third party unless otherwise noted. For this reason prize fulfillment can take up to 90 days after the winners information is received
  8. Please contact me via email @ if you have any questions.


*Don’t forget to enter MomSpark’s Grand Prize Mom GIVEAWAY. If you share a photo of yourself trading your iPods, iPhones and/or iPads at GameStop in the comments of her post, then you will be entered to win the grand prize of a $1,000 GameStop gift card.

Disclosure: This promotional sponsored post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I was compensated for my time investment and work on this campaign. Thanks to GameStop for providing me with a gift card to giveaway. All prizing for MSM giveaways is handled by a third party unless otherwise noted. For this reason prize fulfillment can take up to 90 days after the winners information is received.

Carmex Review and Giveaway

As a member of the Carmex Blog Squad, I was sent a gift pack with some of their Moisturizing Lip Balms to try out.  As I am always applying some kind of lip balm.  I was excited to try some of Carmex’s new products. I have gone through way too many lip balms this summer, and was excited to try some new ones.

I recently received the following items in the mail: (1) Carmex Lime Twist click stick, (1) Carmex Vanilla click stick, (1) Awesome Picnic blanket, and (1) Carmex Moisture Plus® clear satin gloss finish.

Carmex Blog Squad Review

I loved the picnic blanket that came with this gift set, because I can keep it in the back of my car for playdates at the park, or soccer games.  It is the perfect size, and is also lightweight. It was a great addition to the Carmex products.

As I said previously, I was sent sample of some of Carmex’s products: (1) Carmex Lime Twist click stick, (1) Carmex Vanilla click stick, and (1) Carmex Moisture Plus® clear satin gloss finish.  First of all, I loved the scents on all of the products. Seriously, the lime and vanilla were awesome. All of these went on smooth.  I’ve always been a huge fan of the good old fashioned Carmex from the jar, but they have come up with some great new products. The Moisure Plus was clear, sleek, and shiny.  It was skinny and fit perfectly in the pockets of my jeans.

Carmex Blog Squad

Carmex  Moisture Plus® clear satin gloss finish , Vanilla Twist Click Sticks and Lime Twist Click Sticks have these great features also:

  • Fun, fresh new flavors
  • Ultra moisturizing lip balm
  • Non-addictive and not tested on animal
  • Contains SPF 15 sunscreen
  • Available in .15 oz. stick

The best part is that, I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY!!!


You will be receiving a Carmex Gift Package, exactly like the one I received with the following products:

(1) Carmex Lime Twist click stick
(1) Carmex Vanilla click stick
(1) Awesome Picnic blanket
(1) Carmex Moisture Plus® clear satin gloss finish

How To Enter:

1. Comment: Tell me what your favorite Carmex product is? (One Entry)

2. Follow: Follow me on Google Friend Connect (on my right sidebar). Leave a comment that you are a follower. (One Entry)

3. Twitter: Follow me on Twitter, @AngryJulie. Leave a comment that you follow me on Twitter. (One Entry)

4. Tweet: Tweet about the giveaway. Leave a comment that you tweeted about the giveaway with the tweet URL. (One Entry)


1. Only US Residents can enter.

2. Giveaway closes on 09.07.11 at 11:59PM PST.

3. Winner will be selected via

4. Winner will be emailed and given three days to respond and/or another winner will be selected if no response after the 3rd day.

5. Giveaway prize will be shipped via Carmex.

Disclosure:  I received a gift pack from Carmex for review. All opinions are 100% Angry Julie.

Easy Canvas Prints and Giveaway

On my blog, I like to call myself a photographer. While I can take some decent images, I can’t call myself a professional photographer. In the Fall of 2009, Jen Johnson took some family pictures of our family. We used them for our Christmas Cards that year. It was the first time that we had professional photographs taken of our family.

Did you see where I wrote, we used them for our Christmas Cards only.  I never got any of the images that Jen took printed.  Honestly, I really did not know where to put the photos once they were framed.  I’m a complete planner and well, I’m a little obsessive compulsive when it comes to accessorizing our home.  I have an entire wall in our hallway that is blank, waiting for photographs.

Angry Family Portrait Circa 2009

I was recently contacted by Easy Canvas Prints to do a review of their product.  I chose their 11×14 inch size with a .75 inch border wrap.  I did a colored border wrap in black.  I think 11×14 is a good size for a canvas print.  I usually pick an 8×10 for framed pictures, but for a canvas, the 11×14 is a comfortable size.  There are two choices for sizing on the border wrap, .75 inch and 1.5 inch.  I chose the .75 inch because we have some narrow walkways in our house, and I did not want the canvas knocked off the wall.  I did a black colored border, because I previewed the image and mirror wraps did not look quite right with the photograph that I selected.

Easy Canvas Version of Family PhotoPhoto taken with my iPhone, not my best photography.

I loved the easy process that Easy Canvas Prints offers. During each step of the process, I was able to preview my canvas, and how it would look.  Easy Canvas Prints also offers re-touching, if you need some extra help.  I was able to move my imagine from side to side, and I also cropped it in more to fill up the canvas more.  I then submitted my order, and waited.  Approximately, one week later, I was greeted with a surprise at my door.  My Easy Canvas Print was delivered, and packaged very nicely to prevent damage.

I was immediately impressed with the quality of my 11×14 inch canvas print.  I loved it so much that I immediately uploaded another photograph from the photo shoot.  I wanted a second canvas to compliment the first one.  I was going to display the two canvas’ together.  While working on my second canvas, I noticed that Easy Canvas Prints had a Facebook page.  I went and “liked” the page.  Upon “liking” the page, I realize that they offer Facebook Fans an Exclusive 50% plus Free Shipping discount.

Angry Kid circa 2009Photo taken with my iPhone, not my best photography.
Easy Canvas PrintsPhoto taken with my iPhone, not my best photography.

Easy Canvas Prints also offered to do a giveaway for my readers.

Here are some of the rules/instructions for the giveaway:

  1. Giveaway is for one 11×14 canvas print.
  2. Winner must be a U.S. (United States) Residence in the Contiguous 48 States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
  3. Winner will be selected randomly.
  4. I will email the winner once they are selected.  If I do not receive a response from the winner within three days, I will select another winner.
  5. Comment: What picture would you like to have on a canvas. Describe the picture or when it was taken. (One Entry)
  6. Tweet or Facebook about my giveaway with the following “Win an 11×14 Canvas Print from @EasyCanvas and @AngryJulie ” and comment that you Tweeted or posted on Facebook about the giveaway. (One Entry per person)
  7. Giveaway ends 08.03.11 at 12am EST.

Disclosure: Easy Canvas Prints provided me with one 11×14 Easy Canvas Print. I selected the photo and used their online process all by myself.  The really sloppy photos of my canvas’ were taken by me with my iPhone. It is extremely hard to photograph canvas.  I learned that really fast.  I got tired of trying to edit the photos of my photos. This review is my opinion.