Friday, October 7, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Friday 10/7)

Complimentary tickets for Giana Nguyen's upcoming show at the House of Blues - Los Angeles (Foundation Room) on Saturday, October 8th at 9pm - Los Angeles, CA or surrounding areas (@4pm CST) - Celebrating Indie Artists

One FREE Freschetta Pizza and 2 pink headphones - U.S. - Cotton Pickin Cute

Two pairs of Halloween Babylegs legwarmers (@10pm EST) U.S. - Crunchy Beach Mama

Box4Blox lego keeper - U.S. - Fishful Thinking

U R Some 1 - CD (@9pm PST) US/CAN - Growing My Kids Reviews

Betty Crocker® Molasses Cookie Prize Pack - Surviving the Motherhood

$15 GC to - U.S. - Young Trendsetter

$15 GC to - U.S. - Young Trendsetter

$15 GC to - U.S. - Young Trendsetter

$25 GC to Label Daddy - U.S. - Saving With Brandi

$25 GC to Doggy Loot (3 winners) U.S. - Saving With Brandi

Hershey's Smores's Prize Pack - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Time Tracker Mini - U.S. - Mom and More

Halo SleepSack Swadder (@11:50pm EST) - Adventures in Mommyhood

Kiss false eyelashes, Lyp Syl lip balm, & Studio Jewel earrings (9pm EST) - kitschy

Activia Gift Pack with Lunch Bag and Tote - U.S. - Organic Mommy Today *RC

Danimals Soccer Ball and Drawstring Bag - U.S. - Organic Mommy Today *RC

The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda - U.S. - Bless Their Hearts Mom *RC

Gabby, God's Little Angel Book - U.S. - Bless Their Hearts Mom *RC

Absolutely Chocolate: Irresistible Excuses To Indulge cookbook - Create With Joy

Gluten Free - Made Simple cookbook - Signed copy (5 winners) - Chocolate & Figs

Against the Grain eBook - Worldwide - Becoming Crunchy *RC

The Shunning DVD - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tips to Help You and Your Family Stay Cold and Flu Free This Season!

Every year my family and I catch colds, and at least once a year, we catch the flu. Every year, in October, my children, husband, and I get the flu shot. I don't know if it really helps us or not, but we do other things all year long to help protect us and our children from getting sick.

We keep Lysol Wipes and baby wipes in our cupboards and we do my best to wipe down the door knobs, faucet handles, and light switches in our home as much as possible. My husband comes home from work and he is almost always telling me that someone came to work sick or with cold. So when he comes home and touches everything, I go through the house and wipe things down. I don't like getting sick, and I really don't like listening to my children congested and coughing. My two year old daughter has allergies, and when she catches a cold, it lasts twice as long as it normally would. She has currently been coughing and congested for about a month now. My poor sweet baby girl.

I like green cleaners, but every few weeks I like to clean the sinks, bathtubs, and toilets with Lysol with Bleach! Not to mention, it makes my hands and house smell clean! We had a birthday party for our children last weekend, and everything in our home smelled so nice and clean for a few days. I loved it! I am about to clean the house again, just so it will smell clean again!

We try our best to wash our hands and our children's hands as much as possible. We keep anti-bacterial soaps in the house in all three of our bathrooms and next to our kitchen sink. I love having different scented hand soaps near every sink! I purposely wash my hands sometimes, just to smell the soap! My children love the SpongeBob foaming hand soap. I hardly let them watch SpongeBob, but they know who he is.

We also keep boxes of tissues in every bathroom, beside our bed, beside the kitchen trashcan, and one box on the dining room table. We our working on teaching our two and four year olds to use tissues to wipe their nose. Our four year old son has a bad habit of using his t-shirt instead. We are also teaching them to cough and sneeze onto their hands, or into the crooks of their arms. I don't care which one they decide to do, as long as they stop coughing and sneezing directly into the air, on their toys, in each others faces, or in my face. I don't like having my children come up to me and cough or sneeze in my face, it's not nice, and I wouldn't want them doing it to someone else.

I also keep a few packs of Boogie Wipes laying around the house and one pack in the diaper bag at all times. My children love these and they work really well to wipe boogies from a sore, yucky little nose.

I almost forgot, we keep a pack of Lysol anti-bacterial wipes in our vehicles. This way when we go over to friend's houses for play dates, our to the park, or to a fast food restaurant with a play area, I can wipe our children's hands and faces as soon as they get into the car! This way they won't bring anything that they got on their hands onto their car seats or into our home.

I hope that you and your family have your own tricks to keep them cold and flu free this season! If you have anymore ideas, I would love to hear them! We can all use more ideas on how to keep our family cold and flu free!

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Wednesday 10/5)

AlphaBeast Plush toy - U.S. - Utah County Mom

Halo Sleep Sack - US/CAN - Having Fun Saving (Rafflecopter)

Alpha Catch Game and No Yell Bell - US/CAN - Having Fun Saving (Rafflecopter)

Rock 'N Learn DVD or CD - U.S. - Frugality is Free

Cafe Press Hoodie - Surviving the Motherhood

OXY Clinical Solutions Acne Pack (2 winners) - Surviving the Motherhood

The Digital Mom Handbook, written by Colleen Padilla and Audrey McClelland - Blonde Mom Blog

Blue “TRENDS” Pasta Pot - U.S. - Sensibly Sara

My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software ~ worth $40 - Worldwide - anji beane *RC

The Traitor's Wife and 1 winner will also get The Heretic's Daughter (2 winners) - Bless Their Hearts Mom

Tight Budget, Tiny Kitchen, and No Time: How to Eat Well in Your First Apartment - eBook - Beverly's Back Porch

THEO DVD (2 winners) U.S. - A Place for Every-Thing

Set of 2 Kirkland's Sand Bloom Pillows - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers in either a size 2, 4 or 5 - U.S. - Mommy Katie

Monday, October 3, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Monday 10/3)

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Inspiration For The Young At Heart (3 winners) (@12noon) US/CAN - Emily Reviews

Recycooler (@11pm EST) - Having Fun Saving (Rafflecopter)

2oz. samples of It's Perfectly Natural's entire product line - U.S. - Out Of The Box Sampler (Rafflecopter)

3 Boxes of Emergen-C Kidz in Fruit Punch, Orange, and Grape - U.S. - Oh So Savvy Mom

All three flavors of Emergen-C Kids (that is 90 packets!) U.S. - Mom and More

Eco Lips Gold Balm on an Eco Clip - US/CAN - Retail Therapy Lounge

Dumbo 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($40 value) U.S. - The Mom Reviews

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack of Disney's Tron Legacy - U.S. - The Mom Reviews

31 Gifts Picnic Thermal Tote Prize Pack - U.S. - Hines-Sight Blog

3 Month Membership to Math Blaster and Jump Start Online - U.S. - Water Rolls Uphill *RC

Safe Sippy, Safe Sippy 2, Safe Sporter or Safe Starter from Kid Basix - being MVP

4oz. bottle of Purifying Complexion Mist. ($26 ARV) U.S. - The Adventures of Paul & Natalie

Barney: Big World Adventure - The Movie DVD - U.S. - Shining 2 Save *RC

Gorgeous, hand-crafted 4-foot Moriko vanity by Greentea Design (retails at $1,525) - The Design Tree

Wonders of the Universe DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Angelina Ballerina: The Shining Star Trophy DVD - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Deluxe Jewelry Cleaning Kit - U.S. - in my opinion...

Learning Resources "Double Duel A Sound-Alike Word Game - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

DVD or CD from Rock N Learn - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest

Redneck P.I. by Trish Jackson - book - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs DVD (10/4 @1pm EST) U.S. - Celebrate Every Day With Me

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Sunday 10/2)

Child size short sleeve T-shirt with Your choice of any of the HappyToBee designs - US/CAN - Your Golden Ticket Blog (Rafflecopter)

Sand Gone - U.S. - Arizona Mama *RC

TEN pack combo of this weekend's coupons - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

$25 Marcus Theatres Gift Card - Your Fun Family - *RC

My Memories Suit 2.0 - Confessions of a Bookworm

Storyland Yoga DVD - U.S. - Frugally Green Mom *RC

Hunters eBook - Mad Moose Mama *RC

More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow - cookbook - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

Customized Toy Strap from Green Bumkin Etsy shop - US/CAN - Baby and the Chi's

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney- children's book (5 winners) - Peek A Baby

5 (Half Body) TanTowels in "Plus" for face & body and a 2-ounce bottle of On-the-Glow Self Tanning Moisturizer for the Face (value $23.50) - PS Beauty Blog

iPad App. - Alphabet Practice Book - US/CAN - Retail Therapy Lounge - *RC

Coupon for a FREE 6pk. of Danimals Yogurt - U.S. - Retail Therapy Lounge - *RC

Gift pack that includes an Activia lunch bag & tote bag - U.S. - Retail Therapy Lounge - *RC

Culturelle Probiotic (@8pm) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Sunrise of Avalon Book (@8pm) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Barney Big World Adventure Movie (@8pm) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Ted Jacobs Back to the Garden (@8pm) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Smilegram Paper Gift Card (@8pm) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy