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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

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  1. 51
    Mami2jcn says:

    I spend most of my day on Facebook and email. Oh, and entering giveaways!

  2. 52
    Sheila says:

    I spend my time on Facebook, reading blogs, looking for craft and recipe ideas and on Stumble.

  3. 53
    Lisa H says:

    Work and surfing around

  4. 54
    Stephanie says:

    I spend most of my time doing homework…followed closely by looking at recipes and blogs!!

  5. 55
    Kate B says:

    I use my home laptop for e-mail, Facebook, paying bills, general surfing and reading cooking-related blogs or community posts.

  6. 56
    Kim says:

    Definitely a three way tie….Work, School & Fun!

  7. 57
    Heather W says:

    I spend most of my internet time on “fun” – facebook, picky palate, etc
    Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Emily Fannin says:

    I use my computer for work, paying bills and surfing around the internet mostly.

  10. 60
    sheri says:

    I spend most of my time reading blogs and research work.

  11. 61
    AppleTree says:

    Reading and grad school homework.

    Lately I’ve spend much more time on the iPad than the computer, though.

  12. 62
    Allison says:

    facebooking and blog surfing!

  13. 63
    Katie R says:

    by the time i leave work, i don’t really want to spend anymore time sitting at my computer at home…

  14. 64
    Felicia says:

    I am usually checking out facebook and emailing for my business.

  15. 65
    kim says:

    I spend most my puter time reading food blogs I’m a total addict!!

  16. 66

    I love exploring blogs and looking for creative ways to make my life easier and prettier!

  17. 67
    Christy says:

    I spend most of my time on the computer working. But every once in a while, I use it to catch up on my favorite cooking blogs, like yours!!

  18. 68
    Michelle Gamradt says:

    I work in social media, so not only do I use my computer at home, but all day at work as well! This computer looks perfect for my needs!

  19. 69
    Mary says:

    I spend most of my time at work on a computer, so I try to avoid them when I’m not at work.

  20. 70
    Jody Sullivan says:

    I am the treasurer for our school PTA so I spend a lot of time on my computer balancing the books…and reading blogs and occasionally working.
    Best of luck with the new computer, hope it’s everything you hoped for!

  21. 71
    kitty says:

    blogging! and creeping around on other people’s blogs, of course 🙂

  22. 72
    MontanaMom says:

    Most of the time it’s work, work, work. 🙁 I am able to also read my favorite blogs and FB too.

  23. 73

    I love exploring blogs. They provide great inspiration and make my life prettier.

  24. 74
    Holly says:

    Mostly goofing off…facebook…food blogs and tastespotting!

  25. 75
    MontanaMom says:

    Most of the time it’s work 🙁 I am able to also read my favorite blogs and FB too.

  26. 76
    Melanie says:

    Mostly surfing internet and word processing. Some photo work too. That’s pretty much it.

  27. 77
    Victoria says:

    Unfortunately, I use my computer primarily for work. 9 hours a day of staring at the computer…definitely not the best for my eyes!

  28. 78
    Amber W. says:

    I spend most of my time reading blogs, looking up recipes, and keeping in contact with family via Facebook. 🙂

  29. 79
    Michelle Gamradt says:

    I went to the link to record my response! Hoping to win 🙂

  30. 80
    Felicia says:

    I tweeted @3birdsstitch. (Sorry I can’t figure out how to get a link for each individual tweet)

  31. 81
    Kim says:

    I work in IT so I spend all day using my computer for work. When I get home it’s mostly for internet/Netflix. 🙂


  32. 82
    Lori K. says:

    I spend most of my time searching google reader and facebook/emails

  33. 83
    Mishelle says:

    I spend most of my time trying to find recipes for my kids – something new and different that they will like!


  34. 84
    Jessica says:

    doing work and networking for my home based business!

  35. 85
    Carole Resnick says:

    I spend most of my computer time searching for recipes many of which come from PP.

    You can find a link to this blog on my blog

  36. 86
    Emily Rogers says:

    I spend far too much time looking at blogs!!!

  37. 87
    Linsey Brockman says:

    Generally I use my computer for basic internet use, but this holiday season, I am making logos and labels for all of the food gifts I’ll be giving!

  38. 88
    Laura Weaver says:

    I spend time doing e-mails and on facebook.

  39. 89
    Carole Resnick says:

    me, me, me

  40. 90
    Jeannette says:

    most of my time on the internet is spent web surfing recipes. i collect them with the full intentions of making them…. someday 😉

  41. 91
    cathy myers says:

    I spend most of my time checking emails, doing school work, and looking up recipes and other fun stuff..

  42. 92

    What don’t I spend time doing on my computer 🙂 Non-stop photo editing, recipe searching, deal searching, and looking up all those home repairs that keep me and the hubby busy, busy, busy! Oh, and a little play too, entering contests and reading blogs. Thanks Picky Palate!

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    Larissa says:

    I spend my time on the computer reading blogs and on Facebook…

  45. 95
    Melanie says:

    I’m a student engineer so I do a ton of research, email, and shopping : )

  46. 96
    Terri Roush says:

    I use my laptop for email, the weather, all my recipes and recipe sites, I use it for my crafty blogs and facebook, and I use it to keep up with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Hall County Humane Society.

  47. 97
    Naomi S says:

    I work, play, and surf. LOL And research. And find recipes. Etc. Etc. 🙂

  48. 98
    megan says:

    I should be doing more work and less play but I’m a surfer! 🙂

  49. 99
    natalie t. says:

    Homework homework homework! mostly and then emails, shopping, netflix.

  50. 100

    I spend most of my time blogging, reading others blogs and trying to keep up with tweets.

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