Cooper Tire’s Road Trip Contest

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tire for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Whether ordinary trips to the dry cleaners or extraordinary memories, like a newborn’s first car ride home, Cooper Tire is commemorating life’s every day road trips with an exciting opportunity to earn an entire year of free gas during the “My Every Day Road Trip” contest. Running March 1 through March 29, fans of Cooper Tire’s Facebook page may share their not-so- everyday road trip stories by submitting video, written stories or photos. For inspiration, fans can view two featured videos that detail the extraordinary daily drives of two unique Cooper Tire owners, and the role Cooper tires play in their every day road trips. 
“Cooper tires are crafted for life’s every day road trips and we’ve long heard from dedicated fans about their daily journeys. We’re excited to create an open forum for people to share their stories,” said Hal Gardner, Cooper Tire’s Vice President of Marketing Communications and Market Intelligence.
How to Enter
The Cooper Tire’s My Every Day Road Trip Contest  started on March 1, and ends March 29, so don’t wait to enter. Cooper Tire Facebook fans may submit their not-so-every day road trip stories on the company’s Facebook page in one of the following ways: a written story, a photo or a video. Winners will be selected based on criteria such as originality, creativity, and their passion for Cooper tires and compelling content.
The top written story will win a $100 gift card to use toward gas for one week while the highest rated photo entry will receive a $500 gift card to use toward gas for one month. The top five video finalists will each win a new set of four Cooper tires and advance to the final phase of the competition. In the final phase, Cooper Tire Facebook fans will be encouraged to vote for their favorite Every Day Road Trip video, to help determine the final winner. The video with the combined highest score and most votes will be awarded a gift card for $5,000 toward gas for one year to fuel their daily drive.
You could also win simply by going to their Facebook page and voting for your favorite story. That’s right,Cooper Tire is also offering its fans a chance to win a Road Trip Kit just for voting during the My Every Day Road Trip sweepstakes. Beginning April 15, fans can vote for their top video to help determine the overall Cooper Tire Facebook video winner. For each vote (one per day), fans will automatically receive an entry to win a Road Trip Kit. The prize pack includes several items to keep them on-the-go, including a $100 Cooper Tire auto service voucher, a $50 gas card, $50 iTunes gift card and Cooper gear.
Visit Cooper Tire’s Facebook page for complete contest and sweepstakes rules and submission guidelines. Cooper Tire has been crafting tires for life’s road trips for nearly 100 years. Boasting a full product portfolio, fitting most vehicles on the road today, Cooper manufactures quality passenger, light truck, sport utility, performance and winter tires. You may like their Facebook page and check out… for more information!

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Easy Bacon Asian Orange Chicken Pizza Only 7 Ingredients And Ready In 25 Minutes

My recipe for this Bacon Asian Orange Chicken Pizza is really easy and good. It was inspired by my families love of take out orange chicken and pizza.  It’s not just my family that loves it.  The Pillsbury Kitchen judges selected my recipe out of thousands to be a semifinalist in an online voting contest! Out of 60 semifinalist, the top 33 with the most votes, will be headed to Vegas to compete in Pillsbury’s live 1 MILLION dollar Bake-Off contest! You can find my recipe in the voting gallery on the Pillsbury website, where you simply have to click the picture to see the recipe. I would love your vote. It only takes seconds to make an account at Pillsbury. All you need is an email address, and you will have free access to thousands of recipes. Voting ends on March 28th, for the Doable Dinners category I am competing in.
I would sure love your vote!
Bacon Asian Orange Chicken Pizza 
Mindie Hilton
Susanville, Ca

Thanks in advance for your support in helping make my dreams come true!

Biz Coupons Fight Those Stains

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Biz Stain Fighter for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Biz Stain Fighter  is a detergent booster for laundry stains. It can be added to your wash to fight those tough stains. With two boys, I know all about tough stains. Let’s be clear, it’s not a laundry detergent, but rather a laundry detergent booster. We have all at one time or another, used only laundry detergent on tough stains, and been disappointed to say the least, when they didn’t come out clean. That’s where Biz comes in handy. Biz is also a multi purpose cleaner for your home. Please watch the video to see what I mean.  Biz powder can work as a multi-purpose cleaner for many cleaning tasks around the house.  So what is your  least favorite thing about cleaning your laundry and other household messes? For me it’s dirty socks. Whatever the chore – Biz can fight it for you! I have a $1 Biz coupon for you too! 
Biz can help you with laundry stains, household dirt, dust, etc. It’s the new multipurpose cleaner for your home. If you can clean it, Biz will be able to help! For more info like Biz on Facebook and @BizStainFighter on Twitter.
You can locate a store near you that carries Biz  at
Please note, Biz Stain Fighter is a detergent BOOSTER, not an actual detergent. Biz will give your laundry detergent the boost it needs to get the toughest messes clean. 
What’s your toughest stain you have ever eliminated? Let me know in a comment below. I would also love to know if you have tried Biz in your home too?

Anything Goes Linky #93 OMG I Need Your Vote I Am A Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Semifinalist!

That’s my pizza pictured in the Pillsbury Bake-Off Recipe contest voting Gallery!

Bacon Asian Orange Chicken Pizza 
By Mindie Hilton
Susanville Ca
Vote Here

The last two weeks have been so hard. I have had a secret, and as they say, secrets don’t make friends. You see, I found out I am a semifinalist for the one and only 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off! My recipe is competing online, voting starts now, and ends on March 28th.  You may have watched past events on the Food Network. They are kind of a big deal, and I am in total shock that I am going to be apart of it all, well maybe apart of it all. You see the Pillsbury kitchens judging panel has narrowed it down from thousands of submissions to only 60 recipes from the first category Doable Dinners. Now they want the voting public to narrow it down to only 33. The 33 semifinalists with the most votes (not bad odds) will receive a paid trip for two, to the live Pillsbury Bake-Off contest, to be held in Vegas this coming November.  After all categories have been said and done, a total of 100 finalists will compete in the live Bake-Off for 1 MILLION dollars (by the way I said that last part in my best Dr. Evil voice). Right now I can’t even think about the million, I am simply hoping to win a trip to Vegas to meet the celebrity judges and 99 other finalists for the Bake-Off of all Bake-Offs! That’s where you come in. Many of us have been partying together here for 93 weeks now, and I would sure appreciate your support. It only takes seconds to vote, and will help me make a life long dream come true. Living in a small northern Cali town, I fear I don’t have a chance compared to finalists from a big city. Help this little country girl, who stayed true to her blog roots, with a recipe submission of Bacon Asian Orange Chicken Pizza, win a  chance of a life time. If you have it in your heart to vote for me, maybe take it a step further and share with friends and family. Every vote helps. If I make it to this amazing live Bake-Off, I will be sure to take lots of pics, and share my experience with all my family here at Bacon Time. You can only vote for my recipe once. You will need to create a Pillsbury account, and all it takes is an email and a password you choose. Thank you in advance for your vote and support!
And now onto the Party!


VIPRE Internet Security Review

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vipre for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
VIPRE Internet Security 2013 and VIPRE Antivirus 2013
When it comes to your online security, I never think you can be too safe. I have actually had my yahoo email account hacked in the past. I lost all of my emails and contacts over night. Not to mention my contacts were receiving disturbing soliciting messages from my account. It was a nightmare. Which is why I am happy that VIPRE Internet Security has asked me to review their internet security system.
VIPRE Internet Security has an award-winning antivirus software, which includes a firewall, a spam filter, and bad website blocking protection.  All of this can be found in their system making it one powerful solution for complete protection against malware.
VIPRE Internet Security is packed with sophisticated security features that protect against viruses and other malware threats without slowing down your PC. You won’t notice it’s running (even during scans and updates).
VIPRE Internet Security is the only antivirus solution to include automatic software patching with the Easy Update feature. Out of date software like Windows, Java, Adobe, Skype, iTunes and others are the most common cause of PC infections, and VIPRE is the only antivirus to automatically patch these security holes. 

VIPRE also comes with free U.S. based technical support! 

What I liked most about VIPRE Internet Security software was how easy it was to use. It was giving me online security without bothering me about it. It stands up to other programs I have used in the past, and for a great value.  I encourage you to try VIPRE Internet Security for yourself. It’s easy to download and install. You can even try the software for 1 month free!
Above is a screenshot of the software being installed on my computer.
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Four Leaf Clover Bobby Pin Teacher Gifts

Lucas and I have so much fun every holiday coming up with little teacher gifts for all of his preschool 
teachers. For Saint Patrick’s Day he will be passing out these handmade four leaf clover bobby pins we made. We are attaching them to vintage playing cards that will make great book marks. The clovers are made with polymer clay, that we have stamped with a four leaf clover charm. You might want to check out our clay clover tutorial here. Well that’s what we have been making, what about you? Please come share at our weekly Anything Goes linky.