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Intel Core i5 processor Review and Win a $250 Gift Card to Best Buy!

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This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.

Let’s face it, life is busy. We, or maybe I should say “I” feel like I am always running around with my family just hoping to get everything I need to get done every single day.  As a mom of 2 busy little boys, a wife, a recipe developer, website author and new cookbook writer, it is so very important for me to multi-task and use wise time management otherwise I am in big trouble.

I find it helpful to write down my responsibilities each week on paper so I can see them along with having family meetings so we are all on the same page then try to multi-task every chance I get.

When I come across things that make my life easier….and faster I am all ears.

I was selected by BlogHer and Intel to review a new computer powered by the Intel® Corei5 processor with Turbo Boost Technology that allows me to get more done in less time.  Talk about excitement when I heard those words!  The laptop is beautiful.  I quickly opened the box and set it up all by myself.  For someone who knows the bare minimum about running computers, I must say I was relieved how easy it was to get started.

An Intel® wireless display (akaWiDi) adaptor was also sent that allows me to use my HDTV a monitor.  How cool is that?  I can work on my blog or type recipes on the big screen in my living room.  I can NOT wait to get playing on this new computer.  Stay tuned to hear more about my experience!

Now, get ready to enter to win a $250 Gift Card to Best Buy…Here’s How to Enter:

1.  Leave a comment here and tell us, what do spend most of your time doing on your computer?  Work, play, surf the internet?  Let’s hear it!

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) Follow this link (links to and provide your email address and your response to the sweepstakes prompt

e) Sweepstakes ends at 5 PM PST on December 22, 2010

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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  1. 1
    Michelle says:

    I spend most of my time reading blogs. : )

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    Regina says:

    I use my computer for research, mainly. And reading your blog, of course. 🙂

  3. 3
    Amanda B says:

    Work, work, work… with a little school work in between . My computer has a hard time keeping up and complains that I work it too hard!

  4. 4
    deanna says:

    Reading news & blogs, looking for recipes, social media…

  5. 5
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I’m usually on the computer writing up blog posts, reading blogs and surfing the web. Fun giveaway!

  6. 6
    Melissa says:

    WOrk and play… 🙂

  7. 7
    Meghan says:

    Emails, both work and personal. Thanks!

  8. 8
    Hannah P. says:

    I spend way too much time reading blogs! I love Google Reader 🙂

  9. 9
    Rina says:

    Ever since we moved I’ve been spending every minute of my time online looking for free/cheap things on Craigslist.

  10. 10
    Christina says:

    Not gonna lie, I spend most of my time reading blogs… but also paying bills and other not-as-fun things!

  11. 11
    Yvonne B says:

    Play. While I do spend time working and reading email, the majority of the time I spend on the computer is reading blogs. 🙂

  12. 12
    corinne says:

    talking to people – gchat, twitter, facebook… none of it very important in the long run, but all of it TERRIBLY important at that second

  13. 13

    I use mine to feed my blog addiction and for my photography.

  14. 14
    Kristy says:

    Usually blog browsing and blog writing:)

  15. 15
    Amy Pickrel says:

    I spend a lot of time reading blogs and paying bills !

  16. 16
    Hannah P. says:

    I followed the link and put in all my information, do I need to leave another post?

  17. 17
    Angela G says:


  18. 18
    jenna says:

    I love reading organizational blogs! And a little facebook, too!

  19. 19
    Courtney says:

    I spend most of my time on google reader! I am addicted to it!

  20. 20
    mrsblocko says:

    surfin, blogin and bill payin.

  21. 21
    Carrie says:

    I spend most of the time writing and updating my blog, both food and a family blog.

  22. 22
    itsrenee says:

    Research and FB =)

  23. 23

    I think I spend most of my computer time chatting. Twitter has taken over my life. 😀

  24. 24

    I spend all my time blogging, editing photos and perusing other food blogs!

  25. 25
    Valerie says:

    I spend most of my time reading or writing blogs!

  26. 26
    courtney says:

    im always looking @ food blogs!!!

  27. 27
    Lindsey says:

    I spend most of my time searching through blogs.

  28. 28
    Jeanie says:

    I spend most of my time just surfing the internet and doing school!

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    i’d love that gift certificate, i am desparately needing a new phone! i spend the most time on my home computer online and blogging. at work, well, i live in excel:-)

  31. 31
    Zach says:

    Surf the web for sports blogs

  32. 32
    Tricia says:

    I am always researching things for my family to make our lives better and healthier.

  33. 33

    It seems lately that I spend all my computer time doing work stuff – cropping pictures, blogging, responding to customer e-mails. That $250 would go a long way to getting me a new computer!!!

  34. 34
    Allison says:

    I am on the computer all the time. I use it mainly for homework and writing papers.

  35. 35
    Jane says:

    surf for recipes, email, pay bills, facebook, – can you share which Toshiba you have?

  36. 36
    Nicole White says:

    1. I play on Facebook, Flickr and visit TONS of photography related websites. I would call the internet a “hobby” 🙂

  37. 37
    Jaden says:

    goofing off of course!

  38. 38
    SMITH BITES says:

    I own a marketing company with The Professor AND I’m a food blogger as well soooo … life is VERY busy!

  39. 39

    I spend a lot of time on Facebook and reading blogs. I NEED to spend more time working on MY website. I also spend a ton of time editing pictures!

  40. 40
    Rachel E says:

    I spend most my time reading blogs and talking to my deployed husband

  41. 41
    Erica says:

    Mostly working and blogging (or reading blogs)

  42. 42
    Shauna says:

    I use my mostly for scrapbooking and reading blogs!!!

  43. 43
    Heather says:

    I mostly use the computer for chatting on Yahoo, Facebook, and online schooling.

  44. 44
    Amber says:

    I love blogging and getting new recipes on the net!

  45. 45
    Adrienne says:

    I do about 50% work and 50% play which includes reading blogs, checking Facebook and Twitter and playing Farmville.

  46. 46
    Lea says:

    I spend most of my time skyping with family, reading blogs and working on household responsibilities

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    Kate says:

    I’d say ‘play’ on the internet. Reading blogs takes up a chunk of time!!

  49. 49
    Karyn A. says:

    Work. Work. Work. Work.
    Digital Scrapbooking
    Surf the web.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  50. 50
    Ashley says:

    I spend about 50% of the time working, 50% of the time playing. It’s good to leave a balanced life, LOL!

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