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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Win $100 Visa from Degree & Blogher

We asked 12 bloggers to get moving and join the Degree Women “Get into the Move” program. Follow along with them as they track their progress in staying active this summer! ends 7/18 and 8/23

Each blogger is also giving you the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! Read each post and enter for your chances to win!*

PLUS we’re giving BlogHer readers a jump start— visit facebook.com/degreewomen to join “Get Into the Move,” then enter this exclusive code (GetMoving1) to earn 5 motionMILES that can be used for chances to win thousands of exciting prizes!

Whatever admits that now it's summer, she's has to try even harder to be active. "It's easy to go go go for the kids, but with everyone home all day there isn't much time for me." Read what her goals are for staying in motion this summer!

SusieJ does yoga every chance she can get – "at least once a day, relying on my phone, with its MP3 apps of yoga routines." Read what other activites keep her active.

Secret Agent Josephine shares that her dream plan is to sweat every day. "It doesn’t matter how. I can spend an hour hacking at the clay-like soil in my garden, I can jump rope, I can run with the dog, I can take aqua aerobics or belly dancing at the gym…I can even run around my backyard like a crazy maniac, so long as I’m doing something and breaking a sweat!"

Jenny On The Spot explains that result of cutting back her physical activity, "I have realized I really, really need to make an active lifestyle a priority on my to-do list. But it means I have to be creative with how I stay active. I don’t have the time to do what I used to, but I NEED to keep moving!"

Joy Unexpected is so proud that she's recently lost 59 pounds! "For health reasons, I have to lose another 35 pounds. I know that the only way this will be possible is by moving my body and staying active. Exercise has been the key to losing weight and it will be the key to getting to my goal weight." Read how she's staying on track to maintain her goal!

Burgh Baby confesses that she's never been one to enjoy exercise. "Which is to say, PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME GO TO THE GYM. Sitting on a stationary bike makes me fantasize about throwing stationary bikes off of a cliff. Aerobics classes are for mocking, not for doing. Exercising at the gym is just not my thing. AT ALL!" See what other activities she's loving to keep her active!

Mom To The Screaming Masses tries to work out every day. "Try to being the operative word, but I try to get the sweat pouring every day in some way. Most often, it involves noon time boxing class. And, man, does the sweat pour there!" Read more to see what else is in her gym routine.

Busy Mom feel now that summer's here, "there are lots of opportunities to get out and do active things, and I've made up my mind to take advantage of them. I've already been swimming with the kids and am trying to incorporate more things like walking from the parking garage at work rather than taking the shuttle." Learn what other ways she's accruing "Get Into The Move" motionMILES!

The SHU Box believes that exercise is an essential part of a balanced and happy lifestyle. "I know that I will feel better having gotten in some activity, but on days when I need an extra push, some kind of tracking routine sometimes helps to push me out the door."

Suburban Turmoil confesses that "summer is a time when I can't hide any extra pounds on my frame! My family and I have gone on walks, hikes, ridden bikes and swam together." Read how else she's staying active this summer.

Pistols and Popcorn shares that after having her twins seven months ago, she needs to "step up my fitness game. My desire to lose the rest of this baby weight and be healthy is rooted not in vanity, but mostly it’s rooted in my desire to have energy." See how her sons are keeping her active and what else is on her fitness plan!

Geek Turned Athlete is so excited about joining the Degree "Get Into The Motion" challenge! See what daily activities she's doing that have her already racking up motionMILES!

Join the Degree "Get Into the Move" challenge!

Win $100 Best Buy card from Blogher

Samsung’s PowerFoam™ Technology creates a powerful yet gentle foam that thoroughly cleans even your biggest loads. We asked our bloggers how this machine would help simplify their lives. See what they had to say and enter for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy gift card on each blog! ends 6/30

Raising Colorado: I know what you are thinking. You are probably all, "Um, it's another washer and dryer, big whoop." I thought that too. Here's the deal: that inconspicuous cleaning duo holds a king-sized comforter. Or 28 bath towels. Like at once.

In This Wonderful Life
: So, as some of you may know, I am expecting twins :) Not only am I six months pregnant with two babies, I found out on Friday that I must be tucked in bed until they arrive.This has me thinking, is someone going to take over my oh-so-dreadful chore of doing the laundry?

Burgh Baby
: I covet the Samsung PowerFoam™ Laundry Machine. Like, BAD. People, it can wash up to 28 towels at one time. We don't even own 28 towels. Do you understand how much time it would free up if we could get down to just doing laundry every other day instead of every day?

Momo Fali: My current washer and dryer are the first washer and dryer I ever bought...and I'm almost 40.

My Little Life: Are you ready? Okay...there's this new laundry technology from Samsung, that (excuse me please, while I try to contain my excitement...squeeeeeeee!!!!) sounds like my dream come true. Friends...this new " PowerFoam™ " technology may be the best invention since sliced bread.

Whatever: If I had to create a machine that was better... it would be a washing machine that had a conveyor belt that pulled the clothes into itself.

Mel and Boys: Does anyone feel like they spend at least 1/2 their life doing loads and loads of laundry? Well, I do!

Boo Mama
: When I was growing up, I loved to watch "The Jetsons." Everything about it fascinated me... But more than anything else, I loved the stuff that made Jane's life easier. Rosie the Robot was always around to pitch in with household chores.

Welcome to Quadville: Call me a dreamer, but it's equipment like this (link to Samsung) that makes my heart sing. The future we live in, isn't half bad. Now, if they could create a machine that folds, and puts it all away, I'd be in heaven!! He he he!

Busy Mom: We could do laundry every day and never be caught up...If there were something sturdy (we are hard on washers and dryers, y'all) that could enable me to spend less time on laundry and still get things clean, I'd certainly be all over that.

Win $100 from Walgreens & BlogHer

Walgreens put their trusted brand to the test and asked 7 bloggers to shop and try the products themselves. Check out each of the blog posts below and see how Walgreens helped them save money and stay well. Each blogger is also giving away a $100 Walgreens gift card! Imagine all the great products you could purchase if you win. Follow each link below for your chances to enter. Ends 6/30

Calliope of Creating Motherhood said ~ “When it comes time to stock up on summer products the number one thing on my list is, you guessed, a LOT of sunscreen. Walgreens did not let me down here.” Read more...

HoboMama said ~ “The girls use band-aids all the time even when they don’t need them so to be able to buy the store brand instead of a national brand is a great way to stretch our budget. Read more...

Laura of My Life is a Piece Cake said ~ “But skimp on Health and Wellness products? Take a chance on medicine I need for my children? Dare I even suggest generic feminine hygiene? Not a chance. And then I found Walgreens.” Read more...

Leighann of Marquiss Clan said ~ “What I love even more is that Walgreens donates a percentage of profits made by the purchase of Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness products to the Walgreens Way to Well Fund, a fund that brings preventive wellness services and education to local communities.” Read more...

Christina of A Mommy Story said ~ “Walgreens is one store where I never hesitate to reach for their brand of health and wellness products, whether it is pain relief, cold medicine, first aid, or even vitamins. I've always been impressed with the quality and thrilled at the money I save over name brand products." Read more...

Amy of My Happy Crazy Life said ~ “I recently learned that the purchase of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Product supports bringing preventive wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™.” Read more...

Carmen of Mom to the Screaming Masses said ~ “I was recently asked to try out the Walgreens brand products and my checkbook is happy to report that it was an experiment done right." Read more...