For my foodie friends! Recipe contest!

fudge photo“Stick a Fork in It” Food Blogger Contest
Sponsored by Top Recipes Android App

I enjoy cooking, but I know some people that are adventurous, creative, and passionate about food. This contest is for you guys! It’s called the “Stick a Fork in It” competition. And there’s money to be won!

Submit your best original recipe with a photo of the completed dish and you could win:
· First Place: $500 Visa gift card, award-winning designation within the app, plus a “virtual ribbon” to display on your website
· Second Place: $250 Visa gift card, award-winning designation within the app, plus a “virtual ribbon” to display on your website
· Third Place: $100 Visa gift card, award-winning designation within the app, plus a “virtual ribbon” to display on your website
· Editors’ Choice: $25 Visa gift card, award-winning designation within the app, plus a “virtual ribbon” to display on your website

Who can enter: Food blog owners/writers and contributors.

It looks pretty easy to enter. You need to submit an original recipe and an unmarked photo of the finished dish. Enter by February 17 and then tell your friends to download the app (from Google Play) and vote!

Get the full contest information and rules here, and start cooking! Good luck!

Who Wants to Win Free Bananas?

So, my family goes through a bunch of bananas every week. We eat them plain, put them on top of cereal or ice cream, and when they’re over-ripe and freckled, I make the most delicious banana bread!

Well, Del Monte is holding a contest to name its new mascot. It’s a cute little monkey, and you can help name him! The details and entry form are on Del Monte’s Facebook page, but here’s the basic information:

  • One (1) randomly selected winner will WIN A YEAR SUPPLY of DEL MONTE BANANAS® (52 banana coupons valued at $2.00 per coupon) and a Del Monte plush toy monkey.
  • One Hundred (100) randomly selected winners will win a Del Monte plush toy monkey.
  • Sweepstakes Ends: October 08, 2012 23:59

Enter here, and good luck!

Bella Twilight Shop gives free stuff to Facebook friends!

Bella Twilight Shop logo logo. Click to view full size.

Hello, dear Facebook friends!!!! Thank you for your support and friendship, and for helping surpass 2100 fans on FB!!

To celebrate this milestone, we wanted to take a world tour and meet you all in person!!! But, since that plan didn’t work out, we decided to give away some free stuff in a logo photo contest instead. We can’t come to you, but you can kinda show us around your neighborhood! Here’s how it works:

  1. Become a “Fan” or “Like” Bella Twilight Shop on FB.
  2. Print out the logo attached to this note. Add some hearts or doodles or stickers to the page if you like. Make it your own. 🙂
  3. Take the logo out on the town, and snap a photo of yourself and your friends having fun with Bella Twilight Shop! Take us to your school, your mall, your special meadow, your backyard, wherever! Be creative!
  4. Upload your photos of yourself holding the Bella Twilight Shop logo, and be sure to tag yourself!
  5. I will evaluate the photos, choose the winners, and send out the prizes. I’m the judge, and my decisions are final. Make me smile!
  6. Maybe there should be some fine print in the rules here, but let’s just say you should use common sense and be nice. Don’t do anything dangerous or disgusting with our logo.
  7. This contest is open to people in the USA, Canada, and other countries, as long as it is legal in those countries.

Prizes will include Bella Bracelet, Team Jacob Charm Bracelet, Wolf Pack Tattoo Necklace, Twilight Sweethearts Candy, Bella Twilight Shop Wristbands, Bleeding Heart Bookmark, Find Your Own Vampire t-shirt, and more!!

Good luck, and thanks again!!!!! Peace, love, Twilight!

Find Bella Twilight Shop on Facebook

A Quick Giveaway – Free Olympics Stuff from Coke!

Hello, dear friends! I’m so excited about the upcoming Vancouver Olympic Winter Games! I love snow, I love Vancouver (Hubby and I honeymooned there!), and my kids are becoming huge fans of snowboarder Shaun White. My boys, ages 10 (almost 11) and 8, think Shaun is awesome, love watching him in the halfpipe, and even want to wear t-shirts from his clothing line!

Win a shirt with this IFST logo on one side and the Coca-Cola logo on the other side!

But you don’t have to be an Olympic snowboarder to enjoy playing in the snow. Actually, you don’t even need to go outside. Want to celebrate the Winter Olympics without the risk of frostbitten extremities or slush inside your socks? Check out, a site designed to get people excited about the Olympics and playing in the snow.

The site highlights the fun, fictional “International Federation of Snowball Throwing,” (IFST) and includes videos with information and training tips for aspiring Olympic Snowballers. In the spirit of Olympic fun, Coca-Cola is offering a few lucky readers the chance to take home an “official” IFST t-shirt or a set of 8 commemorative Beijing Olympics Coke bottles!

Olympic Coke Bottle Set
Win a set of 8 beautiful Olympic Coke bottles

All you have to do to enter is visit the IFST blog at, and then come back to this post and leave me a comment about your favorite snowy-day activity!

Enter to win a free month of online games

Club Pogo screencap

Greetings, geeklings! 🙂 I’ve been a member of Club Pogo for quite a few months now, and I recently made the acquaintance of a fellow Twilight fan on Twitter, who happens to work for Pogo. We did a fun little goodie exchange, and I sent her a Twilight shirt from Bella Twilight Shop. She surprised me with two cards for a free month of membership at Club Pogo!

Since I’m already a Club Pogo subscriber, I decided to share the fun and offer these two cards to you, my fabulous blog friends! Here’s how to enter the drawing:

Write something kind (it doesn’t have to be long or poetic) about my new Bella Twilight Shop (link to: You might remember that I am a Twilight fanatic, and I design and make Bella’s Bracelet and other Twilight jewelry. I recently moved the shop from GeekMomMashup to its own domain, and I’d like your help in getting the word out.

Bella Twilight Shop small logo

Once you’ve posted a link to Bella Twilight Shop somewhere (on your blog, MySpace profile, StumbleUpon or other site), come back here and leave a comment with the location of the link. I’ll check your post and put your name in the hat. I’ll draw, notify, and announce two winners on or around June 15. If you win, I’ll e-mail you for your mailing address to send you the Club Pogo one month free membership card.

That’s it! Oh, if you aren’t familiar with Club Pogo, it’s the ad-free version of Pogo, with extra games and membership-only features. Check out the free version at

Brand New Twilight Fan Community at Club Twilight

Club Twilight header

Hello, friends! I’ve been working on a new project for the last month or so, and it’s now ready for action. If you’re a fan of the Twilight saga, go to Club Twilight right now and sign up!

Still here? Okay, well I’ll tell you a bit more about the development side of the Club. It’s built on, which is a social media platform acquired by MTV Networks. It’s pretty easy on the admin side, and features a built-in content moderation process, which makes it easy to keep the Club clean. That’s important in the Club Twilight community, since membership is open to Twilighters as young as 13 years old.

Also, the Flux neighborhood is home to lots of other popular networks, including The Colbert Report, Comedy Central, The Hobbit Site, MTV, and many MANY more. Once you have a (free) Flux member account, you can use it to join all of your favorite Flux communities. That makes it easy to find new friends and share content and messages across networks.

So, if you love the Twilight books, movies, actors, photos, news and rumors, please visit Club Twilight and check it out. I’m giving away 50 free “Find your own vampire” t-shirts to some lucky Club members. Just register and upload a profile photo for a chance to win! Cheers!

By the way, I’m “Another Cullen Girl” on Club Twilight and across Flux. If you see me there, please say hi! 🙂

Gamer girls: Apply for $10000 scholarship in game development

GIRL gamers in real life

Sony Online Entertainment is sponsoring a $10,000 scholarship to encourage women in the field of video game development. If you’re currently enrolled in an undergraduate program related to video games, you should check this out!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 G.I.R.L. (stands for Gamers In Real Life) Scholarship to help educate and recruit more women into the field of video game production and design. Sponsored by Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) a global leader in online gaming, and administered by Scholarship America®, a leading non-profit educational support program, applications are available at and more details, including official rules for entry are available online at

What’s included in the prize?

  • $10,000 to be applied toward tuition and other educational expenses at the school at which the student is currently enrolled
  • An optional paid internship of up to 10 weeks at Sony Online Entertainment’s headquarters in San Diego, California (room, board, transportation and living expenses not included), to work on the upcoming online video game Free Realms™

Sometimes I wish I was still in college, because there are so many new and interesting opportunities in the computer/tech/gaming fields now. I might have chosen to major in something other than biology, although I loved my program, too.

If you’re eligible for this scholarship, visit the G.I.R.L. site for all of the details, and submit your entry early. Let me know if you win! Good luck!