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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sandbook PenPal Magazine, July 2011

Sandbook PenPal Magazine July 2011 is here! You can download it from the official SandbookNet Website! The issue includes articles, giveaways and contests, PenPal Interviews, PenPal of the Month June 2011 Vote, cultural events and more!

 Some of the leading stories are:

Hope you will enjoy it!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Choose your pick Sandbook MEGA Giveaway!!!

Deadline: July 10th, 2011

SandbookNet is making a MEGA Giveaway. All you have to do to register is simply follow the instructions on our website . Once you are on our website, simply leave a comment under the post or participate with blog entry about the contest (be sure to send us a comment with the address of your blog post about the giveaway), or tag us on a post on Facebook ( or Twitter ( or @sandbook). There are several ways that you can participate in the giveaway and each entry counts as a vote in your name. 
Here is how you can win the mega stationery set; notebook and stamps! You can see the three awards that we are going to give to 3 lucky winners! 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pen Pal Interviews

Visit www.SandBook.Net 
Would you like to be interviewed and share your penpalling experience with over 2500 people world-wide? We would like to question you about your penpalling experience and get to know you a bit better! The interviews will be published in the penpal magazine and of course here on our website.

How to participate?

Copy the questions and answer them! Then select several photos of you, your friends or country and then send us all of the information back to us at raiasandbook(at) (just change the (at) with @).

Interview Questions:

1. Hello there! How are you doing? Tell us more about yourself, your hobbies, personal life, interests.
2. If you have to describe yourself in only 5 words what would they be?
3. Tell us something about your town, city or country.
4. How did you start penpalling? When was that? And why did you decide to start Penpalling?
5. What do you like / dislike about Penpalling/correspondence?
6. How do your friends react when they discover you are into Penpalling? Are they also into it or they give you the “strange” faces?
7. Do you still stay in touch with your first penpal? Tell us about your first penpal even if you have lost touch with them. We might be able to help you locate him/her.  
8.  How many Penpals do you have? Where are they from?
9.  Are you searching for new Penpals? If yes, please give us some contact information that we can publish in the magazine so that people can write to you back.  
10.  What are you looking for in a penpal?
11. Where do you find new Penpals from? Do you rely on FBs or Facebook or other websites/blogs.
12. Tell us a funny/interesting story from your Penpalling experience? 
13. How do you keep track of your mail? Share your tip on how to organize ourselves.
14. Do you swap things? Do you like sending gifts to friends? If yes, what is the funniest gift you have ever sent/received?
15. Have you met a penpal? If so, let us know how the meeting went.
16. What do you usually like writing/reading about in the letters?
17. When it comes to making cute and personal letters, everyone has his/her own style. Tell us your trick how to make a letter/envelope unique? Do you decorate it? If yes, how. Give us some tips on how to make the letters more interesting.
18. Where do you buy your stationery supplies from? Do you prefer traditional shops or e-shops? If so, give us some links. 

1) Send us a photo(s) of yourself so we can print it with the article and show that you are a real person! You can also include other photos of your friends and you, your mail and mailbox, etc. anything that you would like to share with us will be more than welcome!

2) Write us a message in your own handwriting (sample handwriting), decorate the message if you like and finally snap a photo of the handwriting/message sample and email it to us so we can print it on the magazine’s pages and of course on our website and blog.

Your contact information:
1) Your Email
2) Facebook user
3) Twitter
4) Blog/website, etc
5) Any other profile or way you want people to contact you.

Searching for Guest Writers!!!

Searching for Guest Writers
Do you enjoy writing or blogging? Do you want to promote your own blog via guest blogs? Or you are searching for new friends and projects? We are searching for you! Sandbook Net offers you the chance to become part of our team - here at blogspot via guest blogs (or re-blogging your favorite entries) or in our penpal magazine or on our website. All you need to do is contact us at raiasandbook(at) and from there on you need to continue what you do best - write and share with us everything about penpalling, swapping, your collections, giveaways that you have found. The options and topics are countless! Join us!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

An update on us and the Nu Wave Oven

Hi everybody,
Sorry for the long wait.  Last year was a very hard year.  I nearly lost my husband for the second time in December 2010 due to a heart attack.  He is fine now and doing well.  He is disabled due to his type 1 diabetes and end stage kidney disease.  He is on a waiting list now for a new kidney and pancreas by the end of this year.  That is the estimation for his surgery.  We have been through a lot.  God has blessed us very much with everything we have gone through.  We are looking forward to having a great year.

I have been meaning to talk about this product.  My hubby and I awhile back ordered something called a Nu Wave Oven.  Of course now, they have just come out with a Super NuWave oven.  This product is awesome!  We have the older one still.  We haven't ordered the new one yet.  But either way, it is a terrific product.  With my husband's very strict diet due to his disease, he has a kidney diet and a diabetic diet and they keep restricting it more and more.  No fun.  But, this cool Nu Wave Oven, makes it possible for us to cook in half the time it takes to cook using a regular stove and oven.  It is an infared oven and you can bake, fry, it does everything in one.  You can cook a whole chicken whether refrigerated or frozen, and just stick it in there for an hour.  All you need to do is turn it over when the timer beeps for you to do so and then set it to go off again later on when it's done.  It gets off more fat from meats than cooking over the stove or in the conventional oven better.  You can even stick veggies in there with it to cook.  It takes an hour for a whole chicken to cook and it comes out so juicy and moist.  The veggies you can stick under and around the chicken.  You have a rack in there and you stick the chicken on the rack.  Under the rack, you stick the veggies and you can lay the veggies around the meat too.  Anyway, you put whatever spices you want on there too and extra virgin olive oil.  My hubby likes to put carrots in a baggy with the spices and olive oil and shake it up.  (by the way-there is a dvd you get with the oven and there is a professional chef that actually does this.  So, my hubby got the idea from the chef.  Of course, when you use this oven you will feel like the best chef on earth, because food comes out great!)  So, when you do that, you actually have a complete meal cooking at one time.  It really is awesome.  Since my hubby is disabled, this helps him to eat healthy and he doesn't have to stick around in the kitchen and baby sit the stove or anything.  I use it too and I stick my frozen fish or Tyson chicken nuggets in there.  It takes 5 minutes on each side for however many chicken nuggets I place on the rack and I don't even need ketchup for it to eat it, if I don't want it.  It tastes better than even McDonald's chicken nuggets, but that's my own opinion.  My frozen fish I like to cook, it takes that 7 minutes on each side, sometimes, I'll do 8 minutes on the other side.  I like to be sure it's brown enough and that beats using a conventional oven when it takes about a half hour for me to use the conventional oven otherwise.  You can cook fresh fish in there too and have home made fish instead of the frozen kind that is already cooked and processed.  We cook more than that, but I am just giving some examples of some of our favorite dishes.  It is also dish washer safe and very easy to clean.  It takes up very little space in our kitchen.  We just have it in a spot on one of our counter tops.  It is one of the best investments we have ever made.  We love our nuwaveoven and I totally recommend that people buy it.  I am not getting paid for this, I am merely sharing our experiences with using this product and really believe everyone should have one.  Just go to: to order.      


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