The top three creative posts and the winners of the Simplify My
Life Sweepstakes are:
Lain from Knit Purl Grrl | Her winning entry.
Milcah from Human Christian | Her winning entry.
Kimberly from Raising Olives | Her winning entry.
Visit our judges' sites: The Motherhood | Mom in the
City | Go Graham Go!
RANDOM WINNERS: Jamie (Blonde Mom Blog) who left a comment on
Unconditional Mom | Andrea H (Moody
Mama Says) who left a comment on Pegs Play
| Lydia who left a comment on Maria's
|We’re all busy moms. Balancing
kids, work, blogs and a social life can make for a hectic
existence. HP and five-time Olympian Dara Torres want you to
imagine how an HP Mini with Windows® 7 Starter could simplify your everyday tasks,
work the way you want, and make new things possible.
Check out the videos of Dara below for inspiration. She uses
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screen to balance a grueling training schedule with her family life
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features like Jumplists,
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There is also a chance for your readers to win prizes. See
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Koh of Boston Mamas and Felicia
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To be a "Simplify My Life" winner, write a blog
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Encourage your readers to write a comment on your post because we
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Your post must be a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 1,000
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Deadline for entries is January 20, 2010 at midnight ET.
Entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of four judges starting
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Reader winners will be randomly drawn using Random.org and will be
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on Twitter. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 29,
I’ve heard a lot about netbooks this year, but hearsay has been the
limit of my exposure. A netbook could provide a budget-friendly
central solution for those who simply need writing and internet
tools, or offer someone like me a compact way to blog and surf
remotely while not needing to haul around my life’s work. The Mini
110 also appeals to my design sensibilities (via modern nature
inspired motifs) and my commitment to eco-living (via a
mercury-free LED backlit display for increased energy efficiency,
as well as packaging and user guides made from recycled materials
and printed with soy based inks).
First of all, this netbook is unlike any other you have seen.
Because it was designed by Studio Tord Boontje, it has a one of a
kind design that features 3D endangered animals overlaying a
gorgeous flower and lace design. It is actually a brand new process
called "HP Imprint 3D." Even certain visual settings contain the
design ("loading bar," screen saver, wallpaper, and more). You can
find Tord Boontje's work from the museums in London to your local
Target store, bringing sophisticated art work into the average
consumers home. Green mamas will love the fact that this computer
has a 10.1 inch mercury free LED backlit display for increased
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