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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. 101
    Tricia says:

    I spend most of my time keeping up with family and friends who live across the country (blogs, facebook, email, etc.).

  2. 102
    *S says:

    I spend most of my time working & reading blogs & playing in photoshop!

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    Colleen Tsambarlis says:

    work, play and searching for really good recipes!

  5. 105
    Carly Fife says:

    I use my computer for everything- blogging, email, photo editing, journaling, budgeting… Etc. !

  6. 106
    Lori Finch says:

    I am constantly looking up recipes. I love trying new recipes! I love Picky Palate!

  7. 107
    David says:

    I probably spend about 2/3 of my time working and the rest reading about sports online!

  8. 108
    Katie Rose says:

    Definitely play! Reading and writing blogs, searching for recipes, etc.

  9. 109
    Anita Kehn says:

    Most of my time is spent designing digital cards, candy wrappers, etc. that I sell at craft fairs. I follow a few blogs but not that many. I limit my time with the blogs because they can become an obsession and rob you with time from family and other important tings. I do follow Picky Palate every day tho.

  10. 110
    Jess says:

    I spend most of my time on the computer either reading blog, I love all the unique recipes that come out of them!

  11. 111
    Amber says:

    It’s about 50/50. Half work, half play!

  12. 112
    stacey says:

    I mostly work on my computer, but throw in some facebook and blog reading occassionally. And recipe-searching!

  13. 113
    Danielle says:

    At home, I spend most of my time on the internet (blog and email) but at work it’s about 50/50 (:

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    Kim says:

    So, I retweeted your tweet about this and so apparently I can’t link directly to my tweet now. Anywho, here’s your link and you’ll see that it’s been retweeted by @yogagirl. That’s me. 🙂!/PickyPalate/status/4945628933128192


  16. 116

    I spend most of my time either doing my school work ( I am going to school online) or checking on my kids school grades, homework etc. But of course, while doing those things I am also on Facebook checking out what everyone is up too

  17. 117
    Jeannette says:

    i have NO idea how to get the URL of my tweet but i tweeted about it (my handle is @whmsicalcupcake)!/whmsicalcupcake

  18. 118
    Krystal R says:

    Blogging, working and reading other blogs. 😉

  19. 119
    Lissa says:

    I use my computer mostly for work. If I had a faster computer, maybe I’d use it more for play too – but use my iPhone for most of that 🙂

  20. 120
    Danielle says:

    I spend way too much reading blogs – oh well.

  21. 121
    Jackie says:

    Mostly personal. Blogs, recipe collecting, email, etc.

  22. 122
    Brooke says:

    I spend most of my time working!!! I run an online boutique so I’m always checking emails, responding to customers and keeping my store fresh and current 🙂
    But I do love to shop online as well….soooo many good deals out there! 🙂

  23. 123
    Janssen says:

    Reading blogs 🙂 And working. And blogging. And looking at recipes.

  24. 124
    Wendy says:

    Email, digital scrapbooking, Brownies, social networking…. you name it, its done on my computer~

  25. 125
    Kim Jones says:

    I spend TOO MUCH time checking blogs. They suck me in!!

  26. 126
    Becki D. says:

    Hey PP!

    Thanks so much for sponsoring such a fantastic giveaway!

    I spend most of my online time reading blogs. I’m a blog-o-holic!

    Second biggest time usage: online window shopping. I have a huuuge wish list!

  27. 127
    Christi J says:

    What do spend most of your time doing on your computer? Work, play, surf the internet?

    I would say 70% work, and 30% play!


  28. 128
    Deanna says:

    I spend about 80% Facebooking and 20% Blogging.

  29. 129
    Kelly says:

    For work mostly….

  30. 130
    SewLindaAnn says:

    I spend about 75% playing and 25% working on my computer. I really am at a point where I need to have a more efficient/faster system and look forward to more on your review.

  31. 131
    Abby says:

    I spend most of my time working on the computer or surfing the web.

  32. 132
    Bridget =) says:

    I analyze software and write test plans, so that’s my computer time 8 hrs a day. once i get home, i surf and read blogs to relax!

  33. 133
    Sandy says:

    I love to check out blogs (especially food blogs) and go on Facebook

  34. 134
    Jenn says:

    Most of my time online is spent working, and my current laptop is just not cutting it. Crossing my fingers…

  35. 135
    Heather T. says:

    Most of my screen time is spent reading blogs and checking email.

  36. 136
    Patty says:

    Work, email, Skype with family; paying bills; you name it, my computer is doing it.

  37. 137
    Joanna says:

    I probably spend most of my time surfing, but also editing!

  38. 138
    Jessica says:

    blogs and facebook waste my day away 🙂

  39. 139
    Cheryl says:

    Nice new computer! I keep in touch with family and friends on Facebook and email, work(my home business & my Husbands), look up recipes and information, and organize pictures.

  40. 140
    Desiree says:

    I find myself researching recipes and entering Pampered Chef information..

  41. 141
    Ashlie says:

    Play, blog, surf the internet, keep in touch with friends and family.

  42. 142
    Katie says:

    I spend most of my time working.

  43. 143
    Lisa in SC says:

    I spend most of my time surfing the net, catching up on Facebook, or reading food blogs and making myself hungry.

  44. 144
    Don says:

    I’m about 80% work, 20% play. At least as far as computer usage is concerned 🙂

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    Kerri says:

    Playing: blog reading, blog posting, e-mailing

  47. 147
    Heidi F. says:

    Most of my time online is spent reading blogs or just surfing.

  48. 148
    Dan says:

    Most of my time spent in computer is research email and blogging.

  49. 149
    Emily says:

    Surfing the internet or watching movies.

  50. 150
    rebekah says:

    most of my time is spent chatting with my husband (who is currently in Iraq), reading blogs and facebooking with friends.

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