Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cancel your internet! It's a GIVEAWAY!

I'm ecstatic to have been contacted by Mom It Forward for NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband service.  You might remember NetZero (depending on your age) as the company that offered free dial-up internet back in the day-- my mom used them for quite a while! Well, they are back and better than ever!

Now you can get a year of FREE 4G mobile broadband internet service with the purchase of a NetZero 4G Hotspot device or 4G stick!  This is a mobile hotspot service that lets you connect to super-fast 4G internet on the go.  It's secure internet that can be shared with multiple devices within range.  So you can use one 4G Hotspot to provide internet to your whole family's tablets and laptops as long as they are close enough to share the broadband signal!

The free service does have a monthly data limit of 200MB, but NetZero offers a number of upgrade levels for a super reasonable monthly fee ranging from $9.95 all the way up to $49.95 a month for "platinum" service.  The best thing about this is that there's NO CONTRACT.  Can you believe it? Let me say it again.  NO CONTRACT! I can hear the angels singing...  You can read all about the different levels of service offered at NetZero's website.  They are all amazingly cheap, especially for 4G service!  You should also visit their Facebook page for updates and news about this cool new service.

I am lucky to be part of NetZero's promotional campaign with bloggers to help spread the word about this new service.  NetZero sent me my own 4G Hotspot to try here at home. It arrived in a small box and was so easy to set up, it took probably 3 minutes tops and I was connected. After I unwrapped the little hotspot device, I just pushed a button to power it up. A small screen lit up and let me know it was connecting.  Within a minute the broadband connection's name and password showed up on the screen.  I was able to connect my laptop, tablet, and netbook to the same fast 4G connection within minutes.  So exciting! I can't wait to use this on the go-- when I'm riding the bus, visiting family, on vacation, at the beach, camping... I can update Facebook or work remotely from anywhere there's NetZero 4G network access!

Disclaimer: I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and NetZero partnered in support of this campaign. NetZero compensated me for participation in this campaign.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

NetZero is so proud of their new service that they are hosting a GIVEAWAY for readers of HJ's Time, right here! Now one of you will will your very own NetZero 4G Hotspot device and 3 months of their best "platinum" 4G mobile internet service for FREE! That's a $300 value! 

To enter, you must be a U.S. resident.  This contest will close at 11:59 pm Tuesday, December 18th.  Leave ONE post below (including your email address) after you have done these three things:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What I am thankful for

  • that the presidential election is over so I can go back to reading Facebook and watching TV again
  • for my health
  • for my family 
  • for my family's health
  • for my beautiful cats
  • for our warm, safe home
  • for a job that I only sort of hate
  • for free time
  • for looking at the moon at night
  • for sunsets
  • for rainbows and beautiful clouds
  • for the ocean
  • for afternoon naps
  • for chocolate and coffee and wine and other food that makes life worth living
  • for my partner, my love
  • for my own experience, bravery, and self-forgiveness
  • for freedom--of speech, religion, to disagree, to love, to move, to pursue my own goalds
  • for books, magazines, and literature
  • for pillow-top mattresses
  • for warm socks and gloves
  • for a working automobile
  • for a public transit system for when my automobile is not working
  • for old friends who know me too well
  • for new friends who are still getting to know me
  • for all the mistakes I have made that taught me all I now know
  • for the smell of summer rain
  • for the first snow of winter
  • for the first sunburn of summer
  • for getting a really good fortune in your fortune cookie
  • for when strangers smile at you for no reason
  • for safe and courteous drivers
  • for waiters and waitresses who make dining out a indulgent experience
  • for the people who pick up my garbage, keep my electricity on, pave my roads and fix my bridges, keep the water and air clean, for the people who keep streets safe and put out fires, who do all of the things I am privileged enough to take for granted, so much that I probably don't even know to include them in this list right now
  • for the sense enough to know that I should be grateful for what I have.

Oooh! Contest Coming!

I can't give too much away, but I can say this....

A contest is coming! on my blog!

It's going to be big!

Details to come soon....

Will it be YOU????

Speaking of Boots...

Speaking of Boots:

Let me highlight a few of the picks from my "boots I want" Pinterest board.

First, let's take these blood red babies up here.  These are gorgeous. Not only is it great that the color is something other than the basic black or brown, but it's also a color that still goes with most anything, so you're not limiting yourself by choosing it.  More, you can take a look at the shoe close up and see the detail.  The sole and heel have this cool cobblestone-looking pattern which adds a little rustic flair. Also I love the curved backwards "S" shape going up the side of the boot. For someone who is "S" shaped herself, this seems like a good match. 

Another unusual boot: check out this pair made of wool with leather straps:

First of all I don't know what the big white bowl in the background is supposed to be, so let's just ignore that.  These are the coolest-- the look hand-made (they might actually be) and totally rustic.  These are unique and unusual. They have the high-top warmth -- and in wool!--as well as the durability of leather. Plus, they have a bit of the gladiator fashion going for them, too.  I was never big on the gladiator sandal thing in part because it looked like the straps dug into my leg skin-- yuk. Here the wool is in the way, so I don't have that problem.
No, you probably couldn't take these out in rain or snow without them getting wet.  But aren't they cool?

OK, those are my top two.  Do you have a boot that you are drooling over, too?

I know I'm late on the Pinterest wagon, but I was just getting used to Twitter. Then the other day I decided to go ahead and actually spend some time on Pinterest. I had made a profile a while ago and added some friends/following others but didn't realize what it was all about. It's totally addictive!

You should visit my page:

Creep4ward on Pinterest

I have been going overboard, for sure.

First I made a page full of pics of boots I like. I have been browsing boots for the longest time, but still haven't had the courage to shell over hundreds of dollars for a good pair. I'm just too scared that I won't like them or won't really wear them. Check out my Boots I Want board:

Boots I Want!

Then I started looking at the "pin to win" or "pin it to win it" contests. OMG! There are so many. I think I spent most of Saturday entering those things. It was fun, too-- I got to pretend what I would buy if I won a gift card or a wish list of my own. Who doesn't like fantasy shopping?

What probably helped was the fact that I won something right away! The website you know, the one affiliated with had a "pin to win" contest that I entered, and they picked my board as a winner! I won a $50 gift card to anything at! I still don't know what to get. Maybe try out one of those new BB creams? Or splurge on a fancy hair styling product? What do you think?

I'm hoping that Black Friday means they have a sale, so I can get the most for my (free) money! Check out the winning board:

Beauty Likes

Jealous yet? You should follow me and I'll try to keep posting new contests. Let me know if you are doing the same and I'll follow you too. We're in this winning thing together!