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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.

The Official Rules are available here. (links to

Be sure to check out the other bloggers posts HERE and enter in their sweepstakes too!

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  1. 151
    Jill M. says:

    Work & Play.

  2. 152
    Rebecca says:

    I run cribbage tournaments on my laptop!

  3. 153
    Sara says:

    I spent most of my time on the computer doing work…and occassionaly reading cooking blogs like yours! 🙂

  4. 154

    I spend a ton of the time on the internet, blogging, reading food blogs, looking things up on google (mostly food things), checking my email, etc. Also listening to music, editing photos, etc. I spend a lot of time on my computer!

  5. 155
    Kristin says:

    I definitely spend time on the internet playing – blogs, shopping, etc.

  6. 156

    I spend most of it reading other blogs or news sites. 🙂 Great giveaway!

  7. 157
    Kathy says:

    I spend the majority of my time designing products for the digital scrapbooking community so I’m always on my computer. I also enjoy interacting on Twitter, Facebook, my blog and various forums.

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    Rebecca Dowd says:

    I use my computer to do work as I’m a Pampered Chef consultant, Facebook, email, play games, download Itunes, email my husband when he’s away with the Navy, let the kids go to spelling city and such for school, etc. Lots happening on our computer!

  10. 160
    Kathy/IL says:

    Since I’m retired, most of my time on the computer is what I guess you’d consider surfing the web … reading blogs, shopping online, e-mailing friends & family, etc.


  11. 161
    B Smith says:

    Facebook. Blogs. Disney Travel Agent Stuff.

  12. 162

    I use my computer for a little bit of everything… Blogging for starters! 😉

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  14. 164
    Kim says:

    I read food blogs and work at my computer

  15. 165
    sonya says:

    Most of my computer time is spent getting school work for the kids.

  16. 166
    sonya says:

    I followed the link above and entered my email and response.

  17. 167
    Robin says:

    I should say mostly work, but I find myself catching up on the blogs I follow a tad bit more.

  18. 168
    Christina says:

    Surfing and blogging!

  19. 169
    pawdua says:

    I read email, blogs and surf the net about equally.

  20. 170
    megan says:

    I am a full time college student, so I spend most of my time researching and doing homework.

  21. 171
    Jonay says:

    I must admit that I am a twitter addict!

  22. 172
    Shantel says:

    I run a Wedding Announcement Design business, and so I spend a lot of time working on the computer. However, I get my fair share of blogging in! (I also love to watch movies on Netflix Instant Play while I am doing either of those things.)

    Thank you!

  23. 173
    Natalie Call says:

    I spend most of my time on the computer reading blogs and catching up on my friends on fb. This is how I unwind at the end of a long day.

  24. 174
    Monica says:

    I spend most of my time reading blogs and researching various topics 🙂

  25. 175
    Jennifer says:

    I really just use my computer for reading blogs and wasting time! This computer might just free up some more time for all my chores!

  26. 176
    kanien says:

    I love checking blogs and getting good ideas for dinner, my home and fun craft projects. My time on the computer is 100% play time.

  27. 177
    Renee says:

    mostly use my computer for work but love the distraction the internet provides!

  28. 178
    Becky says:

    I spend most of my time working on my computer, at work and at home.
    Wish I had a laptop!

  29. 179
    Jenn says:

    Surfing the internet, and reading blogs!

  30. 180
    Raejean says:

    I spend my computer time in blog land, email, an online biology class, and working on Cub Scout stuff. Once in a while I surf the net just for fun!

  31. 181
    Chris M. says:

    Spend most of my time surfing the internet. Thanks!

  32. 182
    Desire' H. says:

    I spend my computer time reading emails mostly and Facebook is a close second. I would love to be entered to win the gift card! Thanks!

  33. 183
    Becky T says:

    About 50/50 with editing photos and reading various blogs & sites on the internet. I would so love to win this!

  34. 184
    mary says:

    Mainly work but i sneak in time to read my foodie blogs

  35. 185
    Cheryl says:

    I spend most of my time online for ‘play’ – usually that means facebooking or blog-reading!

  36. 186
    Janene says:

    I wish I could say that I do something productive but I usually use the computer in brief spurts to check email and catch up with friends.

  37. 187
    Jasmine G. says:

    I spend most of my time on the computer on Facebook and various cooking blogs. 😉

  38. 188
    Sara says:

    I spend most of my time blog stocking, facebook or looking for new recipes to try

  39. 189
    Jamie says:

    I mostly keep in touch with family and friends. I do enjoy some free time every now and then to surf the net when my five little guys are busy.

  40. 190
    Ashley R says:

    I am always blogging, reading, or shopping!

  41. 191
    Ginger says:

    I spend most of my online time reading blogs. It’s an easy distraction while nursing!

  42. 192
    Di says:

    I tend to play – reading facebook and blogs. But I also do some volunteer work by being the administrator of a non-profit’s bulletin board.

  43. 193
    Laura M. says:

    I spend lots of time editing photos!

  44. 194
    Julie says:

    Sadly the majority of my computer time is work. 8 hours during the day at my main job and then another 1-2 hours at night after my son goes to sleep for my 2nd job. Tough times call for desperate measures.

  45. 195
    Jana says:

    I read blogs for the most part..and also pay my bills…blah!:(

  46. 196
    Kelly says:

    I work from home, so I mostly work on my computer. Of course, a good portion of my time on the computer also goes to reading blogs!

  47. 197
    tricia says:

    I spend most of my time at school doing work. At home, I surf the web. Not too much gameplaying. Do that on the iPad.

  48. 198
    MyR says:

    I would love to say I spend most of it working…but that would be a big FAT lie! Editing and for formatting pictures and then blogging about them definitely takes up most of my computer time.

  49. 199

    Blogging, which is playing. Way too much time. 🙂 (This would be faster so therefore less time, right?)

  50. 200
    MJ says:

    I spend most of my time surfing the internet, reading blogs, such as yours and e-mailing and facebook!!

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