>U Mom Knows Best: October 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Top 25 Decade Worship Music Helps Me to Worship My Lord And A Giveaway

I find that there are several things I need to do everyday to stay connected with Christ. Reading my bible is one of them so I know what He wants to say to me. Another is praying as that is my way of talking to Him. My favorite thing is listening to Christian music as it just uplifts my mood and helps me connect to Him better.
  I love music to help me worship the awesome God that I serve. I find that worship music helps me to have a better relationship with Him. My favorite way to listen to music is while I am out running. I download great Christian music on my Ipod and it helps me not only run faster but I get a great worship time too. I find that great Christian music helps me with my walk with Christ. 

My favorite music that I am listening to while I run is Top 25 Decade Worship 2000 edition. This awesome CD has 25 great worship songs from  2000-2010. This songs are contemporary worship songs that are a lot like what the band at my church plays on Sundays and ones that I hear on the radio. They are songs that are sung in churches across America. The songs that just make you want to sing along. This Cd collection of the top 25 worship songs makes running all the better. I just listen to my favorite songs while I run and sometimes I sing out loud too. I also play this music and home while I am doing chores. My boys who are 6 and 7 even love to sing along with the music as these are songs that they know, having heard them at church and in the car. I love that my boys are also worshiping with me.

The Top 25 Decade Worship 2000 edition has of course 25 songs on it and includes songs like Open The Eyes Of My Heart, Better Is One Day, God Of Wonders, and many more. These songs will enhance your worship time with the Lord. There are 2  CDS  included in the case. This CD makes a great Christmas gift for almost anyone on your list. This CD is filled with music that you will want to listen to over and over again.

To order the 2000 Top 25 Decade Worship Music and to see what other songs are on the CD, just click on the below link.

I have a $10  gift certificate to Family Christian store so one of my readers can buy this awesome CD or use to buy anything else on the website. To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends on Nov 14, 2014. Good luck!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Buy a Belt, Feed A Family

"Product was provided for this post as part of an opportunity with The Brand Connection."

      I love companies that give back and I will support their missions by buying their products.Mission Belt has a mission to help those in need and when you purchase a cool belt from them, you are helping to feed a family. One dollar from every Mission belt sold goes to fight global hunger poverty through micro lending. How cool is that! The box that the belt comes in is pretty cool too. It looks like a mini pizza box and I love the inside saying.

     Mission belts are pretty awesome looking too. They are the revolutionary belts with no holes. They come with cool adjustable buckles that are easy to operate. They are made from genuine leather with synthetic coating and come in many different colors and sizes. The belt buckles are metallic and also come in my different styles and colors. Mission Belts sell much more than belts. They sell hats,tees, gift sets, and even belts for kids.

I just love the way the belt buckle works. As you can see from the above picture, it has notches for the buckle to clip into and it stays secure until you press the button to release it. How cool is that!

  I had originally chose this belt for my husband but when I saw the belt I had second thoughts. When I ordered the belt I thought they were just for guys but once the belt arrived I realized these belts are great for girls too. They even sell belts in pink and purple. I need to order the purple one as it is so cool looking. I will order a purple one and give the belt pictured to my husband. I am just going to borrow his belt for the night and then give it back.

  Tonight is my 14 year old sons birthday, he is now 15, and we are going out to eat at a BBQ restaurant for dinner. The black Mission belt with the Iron buckle just looks great with the outfit I chose for the night. This cool looking belt fits the belt loops of my jeans and compliments my leopard jacket. Don't my leopard boots look awesome with my outfit too?

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Easy Pumpkin White Bean Hummus

Fall time means pumpkin time. Check out this unique hummus that is made with pumpkin. The pumpkin adds a delicious flavor to the white bean hummus.

 It is pumpkin season and everywhere you look, you will find some sort of food made with pumpkin. From pumpkin spice coffee to pumpkin pie, people just can't get enough of the great taste of pumpkin. Most people think of sweet when it comes to pumpkin recipes but fresh pumpkin is wonderful to use in savory recipes. I have a unique savory recipe using pumpkin. Pumpkin hummus!
 You can use fresh or can pumpkins for this wonderful dip and now is the perfect time to buy pumpkins. The stores have plenty of fresh pumpkins for sale and they also have stocked the shelves with cans of pumpkin puree. The best kind of fresh pumpkin to use for this hummus recipe is the smaller pie pumpkin as they have a sweeter taste. If all you can find is the bigger carving pumpkin, that will work in this plant-based recipe. Of course, the pumpkin in the can is the easiest option.

Pumpkin Hummus is
+ Savory
+ Full of protein & Fiber
+ Loaded with Vitamin A
+ Plant-Based
+ Easy To Make
+ Delicious
+ Perfect for a Party
+ A Healthy Snack
+ Goes Great with Crackers & Raw Vegetables

How To Cook A Pumpkin
Cooking a pumpkin is simple. I like to cook my pumpkin in the oven. Just follow a few simple steps. 

1. Wash the pumpkin to get all the dirt off. Pumpkins tend to be dirty when you buy them from the store.
2. Grab a sharp knife and stab it into the pumpkin a couple of times. This is to let the steam out while cooking. 
3. Place the whole pumpkin on a baking sheet and place it in the oven. No need to cut it up.
4. Bake the pumpkin in the oven at 400 degrees for one and a half hours or until the pumpkin skin is soft.
5. Once the pumpkin is cooked, let it cool for 15 minutes.
6. Then take a sharp knife and cut the pumpkin in half.
7. Scoop all the seeds and stringy stuff out of the cooked pumpkin. Make sure to save the seeds to roast them. The recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds is at the end of this article.
8. Cut the rind off the pumpkin. Cutting the pumpkin into small pieces makes this easier to do.
9. Puree the pumpkin pieces in a food processor.

Make sure to save the pumpkin seeds for roasting

Cooked pumpkin stores well in the freezer

Cooked pumpkin stores well in the freezer for many years and is great for future recipes. To freeze the pumpkin, just place about 2 cups of pumpkin puree into freezer bags. Cooked puree pumpkin is great for all your pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, and pumpkin bread. Make sure to check out this recipe for Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Ingredients Needed For Pumpkin Hummus
+ White Beans
+ Pureed Pumpkin
+ Vegan Yogurt
+ Garlic
+ Lemon Juice
+ Cumin
+ Olive Oil
+ Salt 
+ Pepper

Make sure to Pin this recipe on Pinterest

Pumpkin White Bean Hummus
Makes 8 servings

1 clove garlic
 2 -15 oz. cans of white beans drained and rinsed 
1/4 cup plain vegan yogurt
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Roasted pumpkin seeds to sprinkle over the prepared hummus
Paprika to sprinkle over the prepared hummus

1. Using a garlic press, press the garlic clove into a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined.

2. Place hummus into a serving dish and sprinkle with paprika and the toasted pumpkin seeds.
3. Serve with veggies, crackers, pita wedges, or tortilla wedges.

Check out these other delicious hummus recipes

Spicy carrot hummus 


White bean hummus


Easy beet hummus


Spicy red pepper hummus


Spicy HARISSA Hot Chili Hummus


Baba Ghanoush With Oven Roasted Eggplant



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Orkin "Mouse in a House" Game & Giveaway

Fall has arrived, and cooler weather has come with it. Whether or not you know it, your warm house is an open invitation to unwanted guests looking for a cozy winter vacation: rodents. Each fall, rodents migrate from their outdoor “summer home” to the warmth, food and shelter of their “winter timeshare” – your house!
Being human has its perks, like having a cozy house to enjoy during the winter, but imagine having to survive as a mouse? Try your luck by playing “Mouse in a House” – a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent looking to survive the upcoming harsh winter season – try your best to stay alive and see how long you last!
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Liquid Chalk Markers Are The Perfect Dustless Marker For Glass, Chalkboards, Whiteboards And More

    My boys love drawing with chalk and I love that it boosts their creativity. The dust from regular chalk can make a mess on your hands and chalk pieces tend to break. Regular chalk also smudges when you write with it. I heard about new chalk that is in the form of a liquid and of course, I was intrigued to try them out with my boys. The chalk that I am talking about is Liquid Chalk Markers  and these cool markers can be used like chalk but look so much cooler. I found out that you can use these chalk markers on a lot of surfaces. Surfaces like glass, whiteboards, and blackboards to name a few. These markers are dust-free and come in vibrant colors to allow you to decorate and leave notes on mirrors, chalkboards, and even car windows. These cool looking colors would be great to decorate a car for a wedding or prom. I could see teachers using these to make seasonal windows for the classroom. Parents, like me, love these markers to leave a note on the bathroom mirror to my kids or husband. The list goes on for the fun you can have with these chalk markers.

  The Liquid Chalkers are sold by Paper and Twine and come in 8 vibrant colors. The chalk markers are easy to use and write like a marker but dries like chalk. When used on a non-porous surface, they are dust free and easy to erase. These markers do not dry out and are great to stimulate a child's creativity. My son drew on the table while he was drawing on his blackboard and I was able to wipe it right up. These chalk markers are a great to use with a lined whiteboard to help your child practice their writing.

My boys were excited to draw with the Liquid Chalkers on their blackboard. They loved the bright colors and I loved that they were boosting their creativity.

    While the boys were drawing, I had my own fun. I drew on my windows and my bathroom mirror. I will be using the chalk markers to decorate my windows for Halloween and Christmas. I had no trouble erasing the marker off the window and mirror. It is best to test out the markers first on a small inconspicuous section. This way you'll know whether it wipes off that surface or not. I did not do that on my kids blackboard and found out the next day that the markers would not erase but I found out that a wet Clorox wipe ( a Mr. Clean eraser works too) took off the Liquid Chalkers. My blackboard was old and need to be repainted but if you find out the markers don't work on a surface that you have, the company will refund you money- including shipping costs. They have a 100% 365 day money back guarantee.

     I wish my husband had known about these chalk markers when he painted my car with shoe polish for our anniversary. That was years ago and lets just say I had white marks on my windows when I sold the car 5 years later. This is a whole different story that would make for another blog post.

"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product in hopes of a review on my blog. I was not compensated beyond the product."

Monday, October 27, 2014

Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix by Neocell Is my New Morning Juice And A Giveaway

 I have given up my morning orange juice and replaced it with Tangerine Twist Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix. This wonderful drink by Neocell tastes just as good as O.J. but gives my body so much more than just vitamin C. My Beauty Infusion Collagen drink mix gives me wonderful ingredients that gives me a radiant complexion, strong hair, and strong nails. The main ingredient is Collagen, a protein in our body that diminishes as we age leading to loss of elasticity in our skin. By drinking this wonderful Collagen we can restore in in our body for firm smooth skin and stronger hair and nails. There are also other wonderful ingredients in this drink mix.

Just one scoop packs a big punch, containing:

*5000mg of Neocell Collagen - Type 1 & 3 (for firm smooth skin, strong nails & hair)
*50mg of Hyaluronic Acid (for skin hydration & renewal)
*3000mcg of Biotin (for support of strong hair & nail growth)
*Alpha Lipoic Acid & Vitamin C (for protection from free radical damage & enhancement of collagen formation)

I just add one scoop of the powder to a 8 ounce glass of water every morning. This Collagen drink has a great citrus taste to it. I love that I am getting great skin, hair, and nail benefits with my morning drink, so much more that what I was getting from orange juice. This powder would also be great in a smoothie. Beauty Infusion Collagen drink mix only has 58 calories per serving and I also get 6 grams of protein along with 120 mg of vitamin C. This Neocell drink mix is also soy and gluten free. It also comes other wonderful flavors like Cranberry Splash and Appletini.

You can find Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix and other great Neocell products at the Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Whole Foods, Vitamin World,  Amazon, and health food stores.

To obtain more information on Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix by Neocell, click on the below links.

I have a canister of this Neocell Beauty Infusion Collagen Drink Mix to give away to one of my readers so you too can start enjoying more youthful looking skin and stronger hair & nails. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Key West Organic Unrefined African Shea Butter Is Great For Dry Skin

    I sure do love Shea Butter and have tried a lot of brands but I think I have found my favorite one so far. Key West Organic Unrefined African Shea Butter is one that I really like for many reasons. This Shea Butter comes in a BPA free container with a tight fitting lid which is better that how other Shea Butters have been packaged. I have tried some that arrived in a plastic bag and I had to repackage it. I also had one in thin container with a loose fitting lid. The tight screw on lid of Key West Shea Butter means my butter will stay fresh longer.

What is Shea Butter? 
Shea Butter is a "butter" that comes from a nut from the African Shea tree. This wonderful creamy "butter" is an excellent moisturizer for the face and body and can also be used in the hair too. It is also well known for its natural healing properties.

    I also like the smoothness of Key West Shea Butter. This butter was very creamy and I did not have to warm it up with my fingers like I had to do with other ones. I love how this Shea Butter is easy to use and feels so much like butter. I love using Shea Butter on my dry skin as it makes it feel so moisturized and soft. I also love that a little bit goes a long way

    Key West Shea Butter is USDA certified organic and is packaged in a BPA free and FDA approved container, to eliminate harmful chemicals getting into the butter. It is made with no added dyes or synthetic ingredients. This Shea Butter also is processed by hand using water extraction and screened for impurities, resulting in the highest quality grade A Shea Butter.  I love that this product is sourced from a local women's co-op in Ghana to ensure fair wages & ethical treatment.

So how do I use Shea Butter?

  Shea Butter can be used straight from the container and rubbed into you skin, giving it wonderful softness. Raw Shea Butter can also be used to create a wide variety of homemade recipes such as lotions, sugar scrubs, hair conditioner, whipped Shea Butter, lip balms and more.

   I love using my Shea Butter on my hands and feet before bed. I slather it on and I wake up with soft skin. I also use Shea Butter on my face too as it makes my face feel soft and does not clog my pores. My older son lost his lip balm the other day and I told him to use the Shea Butter and it worked great. I have also used Shea Butter on my youngest son's hands after he suffered a 2nd degree burn. I waited until the new skin grew back and then I applied the Shea to keep his hands from scarring and the skin moist.

 Visit Key West's YouTube channel for complete video tutorials on how to create these great DIY


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gluten Free Italian Sorghum Salad

I went out to eat the other day and had this wonderful couscous salad with my fish tacos. I just had to recreate it at home. I did not have any couscous in my pantry but I did have a package of Bob's Red Mill Sorghum, which has a texture similar to couscous. Sorghum is a gluten free grain that has a hearty chewy texture that is similar to wheat berries. This grain is high in protein and fiber too. This salad is wonderful to put in a lunch box or served with a meal. This is a cold salad that is made with tomatoes, avocado, black olives, and pesto.

This is what Sorghum looks like before it is cooked.

This is what Sorghum looks like after it is cooked.

Italian Sorghum Salad


1 Cup Bob's Red Mill Sorghum 
3 Cups water 
1 large avocado 
1 large tomato 
½  Cups black olives 
2 Tablespoons store-bought or homemade pesto 

Cook the Sorghum according to directions on package, using 3 cups water and 1 cup Sorghum. Let the cooked Sorghum cool down to room temperature.

Peel and chop the avocado into small pieces. Chop the tomato and black olives into small pieces also.

Combine the cooled Sorghum, pesto, avocado, tomato, and black olives in a large bowl. Stir gently until combined.

This salad is best served cold. Store leftovers in the fridge. Serves 4-6 people.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Chocolate Edition Of Monopoly Makes Game Night Even More Fun

This is a sponsored post. I was sent the materials to be able to write this post. All the opinions expressed are my own.

My family loves playing board games and love it even more when there is chocolate involved. Gamesformotion has released family favorite games that have a sweet spin to them. They have added yummy Edible Belgian Chocolate Playable Pieces to some childhood board game favorites. Games like Candy Land, Monopoly, Guess Who, Scrabble, and more. These games will all exclusively feature game pieces that you can eat. All of the games have the same features as their famous counterparts, except that their cards and letter tiles have been replaced with the finest Belgian milk chocolate encased within printed wrappers. The rules for all the games have been slightly modified by Gamesformotion so they are fun and easy to play. Now you can win chocolate when you play games. Your family will love eating chocolate during game night.

    I was sent four games so my family could have a yummy game night. These games were fun to play and reminded my kids of games they already own. The games were very simple to set up and play. My youngest boys who are 6 and 7 loved playing Candy Land while my 14-year-old son and husband had fun playing Scrabble together. Everyone agreed that the chocolate was fun to win.

Here are pictures of the games that I received and what is included in each game.

      These yummy chocolate games will be distributed throughout the US and will be hitting the stores just it time for the holiday season. All games will be available for purchase beginning November 2014 at mass retail stores such as Target, CVS, at select SuperValu store locations, Kmart, Amazon.com, Meijer and Fred Meyer, Bed Bath & Beyond and select smaller distributors with retail prices starting at only $9.99. Games within the release include Scrabble and Battleship for adults to Candy Land, Guess Who?, and Monopoly for the family. Select board game pieces and parts are made from the finest Belgian milk chocolate, and all games come in handy 212 x 212 x 36 mm boxes. These games will make wonderful gifts for the whole family.

Gamesformotion Puts a Sweet Spin on Favorite Childhood Games. 
What game is your favorite? 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chile-Cheddar Casserole Bread

 Fall is here and that means cooler temperatures. When it gets cooler outside, I just want to bake bread as I love the way it makes the house smell so good. I discovered a new way to make bread, you make it in a casserole dish. This bread, being that it has yeast in it, still rises and has a great soft, moist, and chewy texture like bread. All you have to do is mix the dough and rise it in the same dish that you will be baking it in.

   My bread recipe has a kick of flavor and heat in it from green chile and chili powder. When you live in New Mexico you add green chile to everything as green chile is grown here. We also use chili powder in our cooking too as it adds great flavor to New Mexican cooking. 

Chile-Cheddar Casserole Bread

1/2 cup warm tomato juice (105 F to 115 F)
1 package active dried yeast (1 1/2 teaspoons)
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Jiva Organics Chili Powder 
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced green chiles
sliced green onions to sprinkle on the top of baked bread
 additional Jiva Organics Chili Powder for sprinkling on baked bread

1. In a large mixing bowl combine tomato juice and yeast: let stand until foamy( about 5 minutes). Add the sour cream, eggs, sugar, salt, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and 1 cup flour. Stir until well combined. Stir in the remaining flour, 1 cup of cheese, and the green chilies until soft sticky dough forms.
2. Transfer the dough to a greased 2-quart oval or rectangle baking dish. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 to 1 1/2 hours).
3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Return to oven and bake for 5 more minutes. Cool for 20 minutes and if desired sprinkle with sliced green onions and additional chili powder for more flavor and heat.

I cut and served the bread in the baking dish but you can remove it from the dish also.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Glow Sticks Are Awesome To Hand Out To Halloween Trick Or Treaters

Halloween will be here very soon. My boys are all excited to get dressed up and go trick or treating. They love going to houses and getting lots of candy. My boys are 6, 7, and 14 years old so some candy is ok but for parents of younger kids I have a great alternative to all that candy. I will be handing out Glow sticks as a fun treat that all ages will enjoy. The glow sticks can be used right away as it will be dark outside when the kids are trick or treating. I know my boys love glow sticks and love playing with them when it is dark outside. The fun lasts the whole night as my boys then play with the glow sticks in bed while they are drifting off to sleep.

I bought these super bright glow sticks off of Amazon and I love the container that they come in. You get 100 long lasting glow sticks which is plenty to hand out to the trick or treating kids. Last year in my neighborhood there was a couple handing out glow sticks while they were walking around with their kids and my boys were overjoyed to get one. It was cool to see the glow sticks  glow around the neighborhood. Even the teenagers were having fun with glow sticks.

The 100 glow sticks also come with connectors so you can make the glow sticks into bracelets. The glow are non toxic and have a shelf life of two years. I have never had glow sticks that long but that is good to know so if I over buy my glow sticks they will last to the 4th of July or next Halloween. Each tube contains 5 colors -- Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Pink and will last for 8-10 hours

So load up your pumpkin with Glow sticks instead of candy or do both and you will be the best house in the neighborhood. Those children dressed in costumes will be so happy when they receive a glow stick.

For more information on these glow sticks, click on the below link. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, October 17, 2014

$150 Paypal Cash Giveaway

In celebration of Ramblings of Mama hitting 10k
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

ELPH Band and $125 Target Gift Card Giveaway

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As a parent I want to do everything I can do to make sure my kids are safe. When I go to crowded places I  worry about about my child getting lost. It can only take a second for my child to wander off. I know I have taught my boys what to do if they get lost but they are still learning important information like their address and phone number. So what is a parent to do? I could never go to public places like the zoo or theme parks or I can buy an Elph Band and not worry about my child's safety while we are having fun.

An Elph Band will help a parent stay connected to their child in case they get lost. Your child wears the colorful band that has important information like your name and phone number. If your child gets lost they can find a helper who can then scan the QR code on the band or call the 800 number listed on the band which will then call you the parent. You can then talk to the helper who found your child and be reunited with your child. A helper is someone who you have trained your child to look for when lost. A helper is a mom or dad with kids, a police officer, or a person behind a store counter.

I love that the QR code and phone number on the band are waterproof and colorful enough so the helper will see it. The Elph Band comes in pink or blue and is easy to set up. You can use your phone or go online to list what important information that you want to be seen by the person who finds your child. You can list several phone numbers and medical information like allergies your child has.

You can now go enjoy the world and all it has to offer. I love that a simple colorful band can help if my child gets lost. Your child will enjoy wearing the Elph Band too.

The Elph Band comes in many different sizes, even ones to fit grownups who need extra help. The band is great for seniors with memory problems and special needs people.

Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event! Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween. Hosted by: Mom Powered Media Sponsored by: ELPH Band The ELPH Band is a link to your identifying information, such as your address, parent or guardian cell phone numbers and any other information you think is necessary, including medical conditions or drug allergies your child may have. Whether you're traveling to a theme park, zoo, park, a crowded festival or even the mall, the ELPH Band can help find your child in the event he/she gets separated from you. It only takes one second for a child to disappear out of your site.


The ELPH band is a non-toxic, durable, silicone wristband. It provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification with clear instructions directly on the band. It's easy to use with options to dial in or scan the QR code. ELPH Band does not put personal information, such as the child's name or phone number where people can see it when it isn't needed. What does ELPH stand for? Easy Lookup to Phone Home If your child get's separated from you, all your child needs to do is show an adult his/her ELPH band. That adult can then call the 800# or scan the QR code to get in touch with you to reunite your child with you! It's that simple! Once the QR code is scanned on a smartphone, a screen similar to the one below will pop up for them to get in touch with you.


 To set up your ELPH band you will register it on a computer, or by scanning the QR code yourself and setting it up via your smartphone. Just a few simple questions and you will be registered. Once completed, you will get a text and email alert letting you know the account profile is active, and to verify the information has been entered correctly. ELPH Bands are available in 3 sizes: Toddler (up to 5.75 inches), Child (up to 6.5 inches), and Adult (up to 7.5 inches). They are also available in two colors, Navy or Pink. Buy it: ELPH Bands are $19.99 each and they come with 1 year of service. You can purchase here. After 1 year of service, you can renew your service with ELPH Band.

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  Now for the Giveaway! TWO Lucky Readers will win an ELPH band of their choice, as well as a $125 Target Gift Card. Giveaway is open to US Residents, void where prohibited. Must be 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway ends October 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

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