Mobile Marketing: Have you tried this?

It is the year 2010 and businesses are looking for a variety of ways to reach consumers, even during the political campaigns it seems mobile marketing has become a new way to market whatever you have to say or sell to consumers.  There are a variety of ways to market to your potential customers, aka prospects, but it seems that using text messaging may be a profitable thing to test drive. With some companies you can test drive their marketing program by signing up for a free trial in mobile marketing.

A free trial will get you 25 free text messages, allowing you to virtually test drive the system without a financial commitment. Whatever you choose to do, there are new ways to start marketing to prospects and trying to reach a larger audience. With so many people owning cell phones these days and being addicted to text messaging, I say give mobile marketing a test drive and let me know how it works out for you. I would be curious to see your results.

A study was done to see which phones were used in 2010, the top mobile phones and a majority of consumers seem to be using smartphones this time around. I am a Blackberry user myself and wouldn’t know what I would do without it. Smartphones and text messaging plans allow me to stay in contact with friends, family and clients virtually anywhere, anytime and without much effort.

I say out with the old and in with the new. Do not get rid of your current marketing plan but look into adding mobile marketing to your business and see how much it assists you in reaching your goals.

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CLOSED HandClens Giveaway & Review

So today I get to share with you a great product, it is that time of year when everyone seems to be catching some form of sickness and with children being in school it can make it 100 times worse. I was able to work with BioShield Technologies to test out their product called HandClens® which is a really awesome product to keep hands not only clean but moisturized as well.

It is almost Winter time here in NH and with that comes dry skin, for me it’s mainly my hands as I wash them frequently through out the day. Sometimes when I try a new hand sanitizer I am often found looking for an alcohol free brand because the alcohol is what I believe dries your skin out and makes the little cuts in your hands sting on contact. This product has been a fun way to get my kids to wash their hands more often and I enjoy HandClens® because it simply makes my hands feel super soft after using it.

You can purchase HandClens® in manual or touchless dispensers, I am addicted to touchless dispensers but was able to review the manual dispenser. You can purchase this online at BioShield Technologies website or on


Yes it is true, one lucky entrant below will win a manual dispenser of HandClens® to have in their home!

Giveaway starts today and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 5th


  • Leave a comment on this blog post, any comment will do! {1 entry}
  • Visit BioShield Technologies website & have a look around, find another product of interest to you & leave a comment below telling me what other product you would love to try. {1 entry}
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  • Follow @brandyellen on Twitter & leave a comment below with your Twitter username. {1 entry}
  • Like Happily Blended on Facebook and leave a comment below with your FB profile name. {2 entries but leave 2 separate comments in order to count as 2 entries}
  • Leave a comment on another non-giveaway blog post here at & leave a comment below telling me which post you commented on. {1 entry each – can do up to 2 new posts each day}
  • Tweet up to 3 times max per day and leave a comment with link to your tweet, separate comment for each tweet please. Use Retweet button found on this giveaway post. {1 entry each}

Have fun and Good Luck!

Yes as stated pretty clearly in this blog post, I did receive the product mentioned for free. All opinions are clearly based on my own experience and are 100% that of my own.

Mickey Mote Now Available For Christmas 2010

The all new Mickey Mote is a child sized remote control that provides hour of fun for your preschooler. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released the Mickey Mote on November 16, 2010 with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job. Mickey Mote more than likely gets its name from the unique shape of Mickey Mouse’s face, ears and all. As seen in the video below my children enjoy this all new Mickey Mote…

How To Use The Mickey Mote

First you will need any Disney Preschool DVD that includes Discovery Mode™ because the interactive “Watch & Play” feature found in bonus features on the DVD is what you will need when your preschooler wants to use the Mickey Mote. The remote control will need to be programed using your DVD player and the DVD player remote, if you don’t have a DVD player remote any universal DVD remote that is programmed to your DVD player will work to program the Mickey Mote. The Mickey Mote has four options in four different colors and shapes that allow your preschooler to press after the DVD asks a question such as “How many feet does Mickey have on the ground?”. Your preschooler will be asked to press yellow for one number, blue for another and green for another until all four colors on the Mickey Mote have been assigned a number. Your preschooler will determine how many feet Mickey has on the ground and press the corresponding button on the Mickey Mote for the right answer.

Happily Blended Opinion and Experience with Mickey Mote

The Mickey Mote was tested with both my 2 and 4 year old sons, my 2 year old isn’t quite old enough for utilizing the Mickey Mote to it’s full potential, however, my son AJ at four years of age has enjoyed testing out the easier Stage 1 and harder Stage 2. My eight year old daughter quite obviously is a little too old for this but she did have fun sitting and helping her brother AJ determine the correct answers. Our family had a blast with this Mickey Mote and I think it is a great way for my sons to enjoy Walt Disney’s preschool DVD’s while learning at the same time. A win-win for any family this holiday season!

Mickey Mote Can Automatically Be Used with Any of the Following DVD titles:

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Choo Choo
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-Tique
  • Handy Manny: Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure
  • Handy Manny: Manny’s Big Race
  • Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Blast Off
  • My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths
  • My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Bedtime With Pooh

Click Communications provided me with the products referenced in this review in order for me to fully experience the product and relay my 100% honest opinion with you all. All opinions are that of my own & based on my family’s experience with the product.

Looking for Black Friday Deals

I haven’t ever really been a Black Friday shopping kind of person but this year I thought I would check out some of the Black Friday Deals on Amazon. I love shopping on Amazon most any other time and with some gift codes built up I am thinking maybe I could get my daughter a new Wii game since most of the games we have are for her brother.  I know that Miss Ki would like all three of the following Wii games:

  • iCarly: iJoin the Click!
  • Kidz Bop Dance Party
  • Pac-Man Party

I don’t know if I will actually buy anything tonight online with all the deals starting early online or if I will be the normal last minute shopper I always am but for now I am suring and trying to find all the deals to see if anything catches my eye …. I know I would love to find an awesome deal for a flat panel TV that is 40″ or bigger so that we can see the TV from our couch better! That is one thing that is on J’s wish list every year!

So are you shopping on Black Friday at the stores or you are shopping online instead? What about Cyber Monday, do you wait to do shopping then?

Tis the Season For … Chocolate

I am not a super huge chocolate addict, but when I am craving chocolate I best have some. Which is why I enjoy stocking up on my favorite chocolate items from chocolate chips to munch on to Butterfingers, I enjoy keeping a hidden stash of chocolate around.

It is now that time of year where families are getting together, eating sweets, treats and meals. Sitting down and giving thanks and talking about Christmas being just around the corner. I love Christmas, more so than Thanksgiving. It’s pretty, there are lights lit up everywhere, you can visit Santa Claus’ home in a nearby town here and you get chocolate in your stocking! Santa treats me good with that stuff!

I enjoy the holidays and love sleeping all day really, but I don’t get to sleep all day tomorrow. My mother in law is on her way as I write this and she will be spending a couple nights here. My mother in law will also be doing a majority of the cooking, that is her speciality, I am certainly not a bad cook but I will let her do her specials! I would probably over cook the turkey and burn the side dishes, she’s way more creative and I love her cooking!

So enjoy your time together as a family, the holidays are a coming and so is … chocolate! Delicious, yummy, heavenly … chocolate!

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