Vote for the Maytag Dependable Leader Award to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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I’m participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Maytag. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating and helping to spread the word about this special project.

Want to help kids with the click of your mouse? Maytag wants YOU to help select the best candidate for the 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Award – an award to recognize someone committed to making a difference in the lives of youth – through America’s Vote competition.

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The Dependable Leader Awards recognize Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth, and are dependable and exceptional role models.  America’s Vote is an extension of the Dependable Leader Awards, inviting people across the U.S. to select the final Maytag Dependable Leader Award winner in 2013 by voting online.

Now through November 29th, visit to learn about all five finalists and the exemplary work they do in their respective communities. And to help make a difference, you get to VOTE once a day for the nominee YOU find to best represent a Maytag Dependable Leader!

The finalists are:

Albert Hernandez – Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
Ethan Harris – Boys & Girls Club of Bryant
Nate Ford – Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
Ricky Gallon – Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
Steve Hixson – Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland

The winner will join 24 of this year’s other Dependable Leaders across the country and receive a $20,000 financial grant to help his Club continue to improve its impact in its community. The Maytag Dependable Leader Award gives back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s professionals and volunteers who continuously give their days to help better the world of youth with whom they work. America’s Vote is an extension of the Awards, inviting Americans to select the final Maytag Dependable Leader Award winner in 2013 by voting online at

Cool Gift Idea: Create a Personalized Chicken Soup for the Soul Book

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Are you a fan of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series or know someone who is? Well, Blurb just came out with a special line of the books that you can personalize for yourself or as a gift for someone special!

Personalized Chicken Soup for The Soul Books

Not only do you get to choose from five different story themes (from “Christmas Stories” to “Giving thanks”), you can personalize it in ways you just can’t with a conventional book. As the title suggests, these are stories meant to comfort, heal and inspire the soul.

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Your custom Chicken Soup for the Soul book will truly be a book especially for the recipient because the book is printed with their name on the cover. And it’s truly from you because your name is printed on the cover as the giver. You can even include an inscription inside the book and on the back cover. Even add a photo to the back.

There are other nice options to choose from, like the type of cover you’d like and the type of paper. It takes just about five minutes to make it a truly custom book. And chances are, it’s something they’ll love forever. And a 60-page book starts at just $24.95.

There’s a quick video here: Chicken Soup for the Soul that shows you how to fill in all the info using a simple online tool. The books are all done by Blurb, so you know the quality is going to be great and your gift is sure to be unique!

Make a Funny or Romantic Photo Book For Your Valentine + Get 20% OFF!

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valentine's day photo book deal

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so why not create a Blurb photo book filled with your favorite moments for that special someone! Instagram books and Facebook books are quick and easy to create and make the perfect little gift for the one you love, or upload those digital photos from a special event or trip you took recently to capture the memories in print.

For more ideas and inspiration go to Now through 2/14 you can save 20% on your entire book order with code MYBOOKLOVE.



Pet Paw Print Keepsake Frame Kit $19.99 Shipped ($30 reg)!

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Pet Paw Frame Kit

Here’s a PAWtastic gift idea! Or treat yourself to a deal with this Paw Pet Impression Frame Kit for just $19.99 including Free Shipping. That’s $10 OFF the regular price of $30 and the memories you capture will be priceless!

On one side of the hinged frame, there is a spot to put a 4×6 picture of your pet and on the other side you get to add unique paw prints of your pet with the help of the kit’s easy-to-use molding putty.  What a cool way to create a memorable keepsake of your fur kids! There’s a limit of 5 per person but you can buy 2 as gifts. Visit here for this and lots more great pet deals each day.