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Friday, October 25, 2013


Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in our first Trunk-or-Treat tonight! I know it was last minute (we only had a few days notice on the location!), so to have 20+ families in attendance was incredible! I think the kids all had fun, despite the cold, and it was great to see so many familiar and new faces!

Jump Art for Kids donated 8 weeks of classes to the trunk with the best decorations - we narrowed it down to two (Lauren's (from Jump Art For Kids) favorite, and my favorite). Help us decide the winner! Voting will only be open for 48 hours, so get your vote in! Winner will be announced Sunday, October 27, at 9pm.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GSOFamilies Children's Costume Contest 2013

GSOFamilies Children's Costume Contest 2013 Official Rules

The GSOFamilies Children's Costume Contest 2013 (the "Contest") is sponsored by GSOFamilies.com (the "Sponsor" or "Organizer").

Enter this contest now, and VOTE for your favorite to win!

Enter this contest now, and VOTE for your favorite to win!

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: Free Private Birthday Party ($249 value) at Backyard Paradise for 2 hours and up to 16 kids!

ONE (1) FIRST PRIZE:  8 weeks of classes from Jump Art for Kids!

ONE (1) SECOND PRIZE: Date Night from Bizi Kidz! Childcare for your children (1, 2, or 3 kids) for up to 4 hours at Bizi Kidz.

TWO (2) THIRD PRIZE: Make Your Own Tie-Dye Tee from Parties 2 Dye 4!

ONE (1) RUNNER UP PRIZE: A bag of "healthy" treats from Earth Fare Greensboro! All candy is free of artificial flavors and dyes, and uses real cane sugar instead of filler.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to individuals, 18 years or older at time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States.

TO ENTER: Submit a photo of your child in his or her costume for 2013. To enter electronically, visit http://woobox.com/rb4zkf. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Contest must be received by November 2, 2013 in order to be eligible; entries received after that date will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries. All entries may be published on the GSOFamilies.com web site, whether selected for a prize or not. Nothing in these Contest rules obligate Sponsor to publish or otherwise use any photos submitted in connection with the Contest. Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., one child per photo) and all photos of the entry must be the original photo of the submitting participant. Exception will be made for children from the same family whose children's costumes "go together". Only non-commercial work may be submitted (i.e., no professional photographs). Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Entries may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the participant absent a suitable license or permission agreement (proof of which is required). Entries containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Organizer to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.

JUDGING: The winning entry will be selected based upon the most votes. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Voting will end on November 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM, and potential winners will be notified by e-mail on or before November 15, 2013. Based upon the content of submissions, Sponsor reserves the right not to select any winning submissions.

PRIZE AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded by the contributing company within sixty (60) days after winner verification. Only one prize awarded per household. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason. All taxes and any other incidental expenses on Prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner. Winner names will be provided to the companies who donated the prizes, and the winner must contact the donor company to redeem prize.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest. By entering, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for possible editorial, promotional or advertising purposes, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant's ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules.

WINNER IDENTITY: For the identity of the winner(s), visit www.GSOFamilies.com after November 15, 2013.

Enter this contest now, and VOTE for your favorite to win!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Shop Local this Holiday Season!

We've compiled a listing of GSOFamilies fans and members who are local business owners, crafters, etc. and have services to provide and/or products that they make or sell. Please consider shopping locally this holiday season, and supporting local businesses and crafters!
(To be included, please message us on Facebook www.facebook.com/GSOFamilies or send an email to gsofamilies@gmail.com)

Local Shops
  • All About Baby Boutique - www.allaboutbabyboutique.com 410 Blandwood Ave Greensboro (Priscilla LeCompte)
  • Backyard Paradise - We sell playsets, trampolines, basketball goals and more. We also offer indoor play and birthday parties. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Backyard-Paradise/207128562632261 
  • Cherry Pit Cafe and Pie Shop and also Cherry Pit Express (April Douglas)
  • Great Harvest Bread Greensboro bakes fresh daily! Breads & sweets. Also, gift baskets, gift cards. We help many with health concerns: vegan, thyroid, diabetes, allergies, except Celiac since we mill our wheat in the bakery every day. Local owned, local made, support local causes, schools & events www.facebook.com/gr8harvestGSO (Sheila Barth)
  • Musik With Miss Evan - music classes for young children (great gift for grandparents to give!) www.musikwithmissevan.com (Evan Logan)
  • Piedmont Cotillions, LLC - offers five week cotillion classes in 7 locations throughout North Carolina. We teach ballroom dance and etiquette to 5th - 8th graders. www.piedmontccotillions.com (Geri Miga Sheffey)
  • doTERRA Essential Oils - Improve your health and your family's health with a medicine cabinet makeover mydoterra.com/leannvipperman (LeAnn Vipperman)
  • Norwex - Creating healthier homes! Clean your home faster, with better results & fewer chemicals, for less money. In home or online classes and demos, willing to trade and barter! www.FastGreenClean.com or www.facebook.com/FastGreenClean (Becky Lange)
  • Origami Owl, Independent Designer Custom Jewelry - I have the ability to bring my jewelry directly to you. We can customize personalized pieces for you or a loved one for the perfect gift! http://annabeckman.origamiowl.com (Anna Beckman)
  • Pure Romance, I sell lotions, lingerie and romance items to help couples stay warm this holiday season. Unlike a lot of other companies that sell similar products, we do our best to keep it classy.  www.sarahcardman.pureromance.com and www.facebook.com/sarahcardmanpureromance (Sarah Cardman)
  • Thirty One Gifts. Nov special medium utility tote for $7 when u spend $35, also some awesome deals for $5 in December. www.mythirryone.com/dionka (Dionka Riley)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

GSOFamilies Online Auction Donation Form

To All GSOFamilies Members and Supporters:

GSOFamilies is a local community of families. As a local mom, I founded the group in May 2012 to provide a comprehensive compilation of Greensboro area family-friendly activities and businesses. The group has grown to over 1000 members on Facebook, over 100 members on Meetup, and over 300 followers on Twitter.

At this time, the cost of running and maintaining just the technical aspects of GSOFamilies through all the growth are overwhelming, and the GSOFamilies group is hosting an online auction to help offset these costs. GSOFamilies is completely free to join, and hundreds of local families turn to our community when seeking local businesses to patronize, and to share personal reviews and anecdotes for raising children in the Greensboro area.

We are asking for donations of items for our online auction. All donors will receive publicity via the GSOFamilies webpage and social media leading up to and during the auction, as well as an official public thank you. The auction will be held online on the GSOFamilies site from November 11-17, 2013. The items you donate will directly benefit GSOFamilies and our members.

With the generous support of people like you, we will be able to continue to support local Greensboro families and provide an often utilized, and very necessary resource for local parents and children. To learn more about GSOFamilies, we invite you visit our website at www.GSOFamilies.com.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and we look forward to your continued support.

Most sincerely,
Becky Lange
GSOFamilies Founder

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