Archive for May, 2012

Father’s Day

[ 11 ] May 31, 2012 |

Make It a Fabulous Father’s Day for Seven Lucky Winners!


Yes, It’s that Time Again! Father’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

Moms Living Thrifty and Good Steward Savers have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to help.  We have seven great prizes up for grabs that just scream dad! Ready to find out what they are?

 Seven Prizes for you to Win, Valued at $960!

#1) The Bass-Man Prize Pack 

#2 The Smooth Daddy Prize Pack

#3 The Handy Dad Prize Pack

#4 The Ten-FOUR!!! Prize Pack, 2 Winners

#5 The Super Stepdad Prize Pack, 2 Winners

June 1–June 18th
UPDATE:  The Giveaway is over.  The Rafflecopter entry device has been removed and had 5312 entries. See Giveaway Winners. 
Blog Note: The Chief Blonde was not compensated in anyway for this post.

Amazon Gift Card Code Sweep, Twitter Blast June

[ 3 ] May 31, 2012 |

Amazon Gift Card, Twitter it up!

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Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card Code–Just follow the Twitter Accounts to get the chance!

It’s simple to win a $100 Amazon Gift code from all my blogging buddies.  We have made is super easy for you too,  all the Twitter accounts are on one page , just click and enter.  BONUS: Like all  the Twitter accounts, Get 100 points!  However, if you just want to do simple entry – you can just click the enter button and you will have 1 point into the giveaway.  ANOTHER BONUS: Tweet about the giveaway up to 3 times a day at least one hour apart.


This Amazon Gift Card Code giveaway is open to US & Canada and will be paid via email. The giveaway ends June 7 at 11:59 PM EST. Please enter on the Giveaway Tools form below & Good Luck!


Blog Note: The Chief BLonde paid to be a part of this giveaway so you could have something awesome to enter!

Amazon Gift Card Codes

[ 4 ] May 31, 2012 |

Another Chance to Win $100 for Liking Facebook Pages!


It time for another $100 Amazon Gift Card Code winner! IS IT YOU? Enter on the Rafflcopter form below for the chance to win a $100 amazon code!  You have probably already liked most of these pages so entry should be quick and dirty!  Women over 45 wouldn’t you just love to win this??  How about our younger friends??


This giveaway is open to US and Canada and ends June 15 at 11:59 PM EST.

Russell Athletic Review: Keeping Dry In A TOUGH Situation

[ 94 ] May 30, 2012 |

Russell Athletic Dri-Power Moisture Wicking Technology Works!

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Today, I had a very untypical day.  Maybe I should back it up…My usual day is get up, have a diet coke and 100 calorie Thomas English Muffin with Cream Cheese, read a chapter from a book (Current Read: Tina Fey’s Bossypants), clean up around the house a little, shower, put on some  clothes (sometimes exercise clothes), do a little yoga, and start to blog.  Today was about the same until the step where I “do a little yoga”.

I had just put on my new exercise clothes from Russell Athletic.  See that darling green DriPower 360 Round Neck T and those grey Cotton Stretch Capris pictured above?  Yeah, I had just put those on and I was feeling pretty spiffy!  My usual yoga/blogging clothes are either my pjs or some really old sweats from the early 2000s.  Really faded and out of style.  I had no one at my house to take my pictures, so I actually had to figure out how to take my own pictures.  I think it didn’t turn out too bad for my first self -photograph?

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The Chief Blonde in Russell Athletic Dri-Power 360 Round Neck T ($12.59 Sale) and Cotton Stretch Capris ($25.99) c/o

So then, out of the corner of my eye…I SAW MOVEMENT…FLUTTERING MOVEMENT.  Realizing that I was not  living in a episode of “The Birds” but an episode of “True Blood“, I screamed “BAT!!” to no one imparticular and ran from the Family Room.  Apparently,  the bat was loving the high ceilings, so he had a grand old time winging back and forth across the room.  I was in the kitchen cowering, crying and madly dialing anyone who would listen.  Thanks goodness I had on my Russell Athletics Dri-Power Tee!  I was hotflashing  up a storm.  I even had to take some estrogen–I couldn’t believe how I fell apart.  But my Dri-Power Tee just kept the sweat away from my body and I never felt drenched or got arm stains from all the stress!

Finally, a non-sissy neighbor of mine came over and calmly walked through the house.  Well, I had propped my front door apparently the bat flew out the front door.  I called “Batman” (a bat guy) just to be sure–he couldn’t find the bat either.   I still wasn’t sure that the bat was gone.  My neighbor took this shot of me “after the bat incident” but I couldn’t shake the terrified look from my face so  my head had to be edited out of the picture!  I’ll tell you one thing, I am sure if I wouldn’t have had that the Russell Athletic Dri-Power shirt on,  my top would have been dripping wet from the sweating terror!

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The Chief Blonde still looking Cool after the “Bat” Incident in Russell Athletic

So still feeling nervous, I tiptoed  into the bedroom and put on the Russell Athletic Pink Full Coverage Performance Tank and Black Semi-Fit Performance Capris.  Well, I must say these looked and felt much nicer that my regular exercise clothes. So comfortable to stretch in with  no binding sleeves  and long enough so that no “muffin top”  was hanging out.  The Yoga pants fit like a dream and moved quite easily through Yoga and beyond into the rest of my day of blogging, wash, dinner prep, and “Bat” Lookout.

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The Chief Blonde regains her poise with the help of  Russell Athletic’s  Full Coverage Performance Tank ($26.99) and Black Semi-Fit Performance Capris ($39.99) c/o

I had never worn clothing before that had the Dri-Power moisture wicking technology!  It was high 80s here and I didn’t have the air on or a fan (I was listening for the return of the BAT) and I never broke a sweat (or at least it didn’t feel like it).  I can tell you for a post-menopausal woman that feels awesome.  The way the Dri-Power moisture wicking technology works is that removes sweat away from your body to keep you dry and comfortable.  I also felt the Russell athletic wear was extremely well made with an excellent design that any Women over 45 (and our younger friends) will surely appreciate.  For more information on Russell Athletic wear for Women,  please visit:

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Russell Athletics and received a product sample to facilitate my review.”

I linked this post up to the Monday Mingle!