Friday, November 18, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Friday 11/18)

Choice of Children's Book from Barefoot books (@12noon EST) US/CAN - Emily Reviews

Good Nite Lite (@12noon EST) U.S. - Emily Reviews

Sassy Sampler Box - Sassy Sampler FB page *RC

50 Christmas/Holiday cards from Tiny Prints (includes shipping) - Growing My Kids Reviews *RC

When The Stars Fall To Earth by Rebecca Tinsley - book (2 winners) - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

The Boss Is In by Robert M. Hardy (2 winners) - Hanging Off The Wire

Wet Goddess by Malcom Brenner - book - Hanging Off The Wire

The Victoria Chart Company chart - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Bottle of New Chapter Super Critical Holy Basil 60 Gels - U.S. - Baba's Farm Life *RC

Fujitsu ScanSnap Color Image Scanner (@11pm PST) U.S. - Webe Girls

Amazon Rain Lluvi Crystal Exfoliator - U.S. - Organic Mommy Today

$25 Nautica Gift Card - U.S. - Twofer Mommy

TruKid Bubbly Body Wash and Silly Shampoo - U.S. - One Busy Moma

Oransi Fridge Air Purifier - U.S. - One Busy Moma

Kico Kids Art Kit ($22 Value) - CAN/US - Cute Like Me Blog *RC

Package of Handvibes rings - Mattie Mae Days

Pack of Lash Cards (4 winners) - Living off love...and coffee *RC

Age-defying Fruit Stem Cell Night Repair Cream (@9pm EST) - Yours To Win

Kidz-Med VeraTemp Non-Contact Thermometer - U.S. - Happily Blended

FFH Christmas CD Download - U.S. - It's The Simple Things *RC

"Heaven Is For Real for kids" children's book (@9pm EST) U.S. - I Blame My Mother

Navy Blue and Gray outfit in size 3months for a baby boy - U.S. - Crunchy Con Mommy

250 Business Cards From, (12) $5 Similac Checks (worth $60), and (4) $4 Enfamil Checks (worth $16) - U.S. - Bay Area Mommy *RC

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heelys Review!

Heelys just aren't for children and teenagers anymore! They now make them in adult sizes for men and women! Some have only one wheel, like the ones I now own, and some have two wheels, which might be easier for me to use and purchase in the near future! You can even purchase many different kinds of wheels for your Heelys shoes on their website! I thought that this was a great way for me to personalize my new shoes!

I have never tried on a pair of Heelys shoes before! I tried on the Wave, pair sent to me for review by Heelys and they are very comfortable, as far as a tennis shoe is concerned. I tried to skate on them, and of course, I fell on my bottom. Luckily, I moved sideways while falling, and landed on the grass. I know that with practice, I will get how to use them. I used to be really good at roller skating.

I haven't had a chance to follow the instructions on the Heelys website on how to do "heeling" yet. But I can hardly wait to try!

Heelys is throwing a Black Friday special!! Between Nov. 25th and Nov. 28th, Buy any pair of Heelys, get the second pair for $25! Or buy a Nano, and get a pair of shoes for $25, and get FREE ground shipping on all orders!

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Disclosure: I was sent a pair of shoes from Heelys and for review. No other compensation was exchanged.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Thursday 11/17)

Story Harbour Children's Folklore CD (ARV: $14.00) - ReviewIt4You *RC

$25 Credit to ElJay Plushie on Etsy - U.S. - - McCrenshaw's Newest Thoughts *RC

Coupons for a FREE bottle of any flavor Torani syrup (Exp. 6/30/2012) (Max value $8.00) (2 winners) (@3pm) U.S. - The Momma Blogger

Prima Princessa presents Sleeping Beauty on DVD - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Code for 25 FREE Cards from Shutterfly (3 winners) - Marlie and Me

$15 GC to Piggy Paint - U.S. - Piece of ME

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns too much of a good thing is bad - children's book - Life with Twins & a Drama Queen *RC

OXY Advanced Face Wash, Clearing Treatment, and Hydrating Therapy - U.S. - Rant Rave Roll *RC

Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl Cleaner - U.S. - Mommy Gaga

Iams Dog - Home 4 The Holidays Gift Basket - U.S. - Mommy Gaga

Bella Materna nursing bra - U.S. - Mommy Katie

$25 gift certificate to Kiki's Fashions - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

Sheevaun Moran’s Tropical Transformation Meditation CD - U.S. - Contest-Corner

$50 Gift Card - Hanging Off The Wire

Win a 3 month Joey subscription to Toygaroo - U.S. - twingle mommy *RC

One fleece soaker or pair of fleece longies from Wood Crafts & Fabric Crafts - U.S. - Naturally Healthy Parenting

$15 GC to Dainty Hippo Etsy Shop - U.S. - Memoirs of a Mama *RC

The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well by Deborah Needleman - book - The Aestate

$25 GC to Children's Place - U.S. - Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Fuller Original Stone Cleaner - Networking Witches *RC

One bottle of Windex Multi-Surface Vinegar, one bottle of Windex Original Streak free shine, and one package of Windex Electronic Wipes - Networking Witches *RC

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Top 3 Reasons Why a KRE-O Set is a Great Christmas Gift For Children and How to Spread Holiday Cheer During Family Gatherings!

The third Transformers movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, was a huge this past summer and the KRE-O collection is inspired by the Generation 1 Transformers from the 1980’s! Here are my Top three reasons why I feel that a KRE-O Transformers set is a great holiday gift for children (6 years and older), and for other members of your family.

First, a KRE-O Transformers set would be a great small gift to take along when you go to visit other friends and family for the holidays! It would help to keep your child or children busy while you are visiting with others. (There are 12 KRE-O Transformers sets, from basic sets for beginners, to deluxe sets for older, more advanced children or adults, to put together. The sets range in price from $7.99-$59.99 and each set allows kids to construct one of two models: a Transformers character in robot or vehicle mode offering two different builds in one!)

Second, what six year old boy doesn't like Transformers? Most four year old little boys that I have met lately love transformers and learning to put toys together! These sets could help them with their coordination and building skills. Helping your child build their KRE-O transformers set, can also help with child/parent bonding.

Third, most children, boys and girls, love building things with blocks! Creating and building objects with blocks can help to encourage a child's creativity, and they are great for kids who like to play with building and construction toys! When children build something on their own, they feel really really good about themselves and proud of their accomplishments. (KRE-O bricks are compatible with other leading brick based sets on the market so families don’t have to invest in a new brick system or worry about mixing up bricks and blocks!)

KRE-O toys are construction-toy friendly and are a great addition to a kid's building adventures! For more information about KRE-O Transformers sets and to purchase them today, go to

(my own personal photo)

Every year after Thanksgiving is over, we put up our Christmas Tree, decorate it with ornaments, and decorate the rest of our home inside and out with holiday decorations! Here are my Top Tips for Spreading Holiday Cheer during your family gatherings!

Put a Christmas tree up and decorate it a few weeks or so ahead of time, along with decorating the inside and outside of your home. You could also tell everyone to wear something red or green!

Bake holiday cookies, brownies, banana bread, pumpkin bread, fudge, fruit cake (yes, I like fruit cake), whatever you enjoy baking, and put together a few trays of goodies to share with everyone. This is a huge tradition in our family. As we bake from now until Christmas Eve! We enjoy mailing and sharing our baked goods with others so much, that it's the highlight of our holiday season! (Make sure you play Christmas music while baking, it will help you and those in your home while your baking, to get into the Christmas spirit!)

Play Christmas music in the background while everyone is visiting and mingling either one another! This will help to keep the Christmas season and spirit going.

If you have your Christmas party before Christmas, say, two weeks before, then have every guest bring one unwrapped toy and state on their invitation that you are going to donate them to Toys For Tots! What a great way for everyone to give back to a great charity! I am not much for white elephant gifts, and I don't like blind Christmas gift exchanges. This way, everyone feels good about what they are doing when they come to your party! 

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Hasbro blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points and a KRE-O gift. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Hasbro. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Wednesday 11/16)

50 Christmas or Holiday Cards from Tiny Prints - U.S. - Airplanes and Dragonflies *RC

Chicken Soup for the Soul Book :: Inspiration for the Young at Heart (3 winners) - US/CAN - Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink *RC

Vicks Starry Night Cool Mist Humidifier - U.S. - Muse Reviews

50 Holiday or Christmas Cards from Tiny Prints - U.S. - Muse Reviews

Sweet Tea Leaf (3 winners) - JS Reviews and Giveaways *RC

My Memories Suite 2.0 - Completely Eclipsed

Signed copy of The Magic Warble - book - U.S. - Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Bottle of Vitafusion PreNatal Gummy Vitamins - U.S. - Lilac City Momma *RC

$25 GC to Socks4Life - U.S. - Life with Twins & a Drama Queen *RC

Sasha the Bear - Scenty's First Cause Buddy - CAN/US - Cute Like Me Blog *RC

Firming Eye Serum with Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE from Reviva Labs - U.S. - Life with Twins & a Drama Queen *RC

My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software - Moments That Take My Breath Away *RC

Limited-Addition Mickey Mouse Band-Aids, two collector's tins of Mickey Band-Aids, a tube of Neosporin, and a fun, and a retro-style lunchbox with Mickey himself on the front - U.S. - Mommy Gaga

$69 store credit to Kid Puzzles - US/CAN - Heartfelt Balance|Handmade Life

Veggie Tales DVD's: Bob Lends a Helping Hand and Larry Learns to Listen - US/CAN - Mom Caboodle

AeroPress Coffee & Espresso Maker - US/CAN - Contest-Corner

Nix Creme Rinse Family Pack, Nix Control Spray and Nix Comb - U.S. - Mom in Training *RC

$25 GC to Modern Unique EcoChic (Etsy shop) for the Groovalicious Gal by heiditheartist - -fly far. fly free.

My Memories Suite 2.0 - vixenMade

Christmas Lodge DVD - U.S. - It's the Simple Things *RC

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

$250 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway on Jolly Savers! (U.S., 18 and Over) Ends 12/11/2011

$250 Gift Card to Toys R Us

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Submit your Favorite Holiday Photo (and Vote) for a chance to Win a $250 Gift Card to Toys R Us!
Giveaway ends on 12/11/2011 at 11:59a.m. EST

Open to ALL Residents of the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska! 
(18 years or older)

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 11/15)

Green Toys - School Bus ($28 value) and the Green Toys Flatbed with Red Race Car ($33 value) (@8am) - US/CAN - blog

Custom Stacked Bow from Home Made with Love - U.S. - McCrenshaw's Newest Thoughts *RC

Your choice of One product, out of Four from Konsyl - US/CAN - Growing My Kids Reviews *RC

Tropical Traditions Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil/Coconut Oil for Pets - US/CAN - Is There A Bathroom On This Ship?

3 Renuzit Coupons - U.S. - Little Saver *RC

Advent Calendar to Color - U.S. - Hey Jade Books *RC

Ben 10 Galactic Racing for Nintendo Wii (3 winners) - U.S. - Contest-Corner

ZooBorns Cats - book - U.S. - Contest-Corner

Write Publish & Market Your Book e-Book by Patrika Vaughn (3 winners) - Worldwide - Contest-Corner

Chanukah Fever CD - US/CAN - Contest-Corner

Escapes – Music for Relaxing by Jeff Gold (2 winners) - US/CAN - Contest-Corner

Lace Romper (up to 5T) and a Dahlia Deadband - Delightful Deets

Personalized Letter from Santa from The Merry Mailbox Etsy shop - Mama Sparkles

Littlest Pet Shop Walkables Set - U.S. - Happily Blended

Brittany Hargest debut album - CAN/US - Home of OHM *RC

What is He Thinking? by Rebecca St. James - book - CAN/US - Home of OHM *RC

50 Holiday Cards of your choice from Tiny Prints - The Mom Reviews

Totino’s Redbox Prize Pack (@9pm EST) - U.S. - The Review Wire

Mr. Bubble Prize Pack - U.S. - Mom State of Mind *RC

One box containing 3 Snikiddy products, Snikiddy art kit & chip clip - U.S. - Mary's Cup of Tea *RC

Beauty by Robin McKinley and The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (books) - Internationally - Jessica Grey

Crazy for CAKE POPS cookbook - U.S. - Marsha's Spot *RC

One Eraselet(R) pack (2 winners) - mysKoop

Warring Heart by Jane Atchley - Hanging Off The Wire

5.5 Inch long Laminated Solid Woods with Padauk and other Hardwoods Wooden Teleidoscope by N & J ($39.99 value) - U.S. - Family Focus Blog

Monday, November 14, 2011

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 11/21

All I can say is that it was WAY better than part 1! My husband and I watched it on Friday night! I won't write a review because I don't want to give it away.

Check out the widget below and then enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form:

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Sorry they are late...Winners of 3 giveaways are:

Winner of the Be You. Be True. T-Shirt is:
Allison Lewis

Winner of the Winnie The Pooh DVD is:
Margaret Crawley

Winner of the MyBlogSpark General Mills Prize Pack is:
Jessie C.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Monday 11/14)

$25 gift certificate to Bits n' Beads (2 winners) (@8am EST) - Bright, Bold, & Beautiful

Your Choice of ANY Interchangeable Beaded Watch from - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy DVD and Veggie Tales: O Holy Night: Journey of a Little Drummer Boy CD - U.S. - Making Time for Mom

$25 GC and 50 personalized Christmas Cards from Tiny Prints - U.S. - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports *RC

World of Animals from MasterBooks - The Johns Family *RC

Marzetti Product Coupon (2 winners) - Frugality is Free *RC

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for the Young at Heart - U.S. - Being Frugal and Making It Work *RC

$50 gift certificate to Galilee Silks - Worldwide - Just Another New Blog

Personalized Baby Onesie or Kid's T-Shirt (up to $34 value) - U.S. - Saving & Stewardship *RC (link was closed, not sure if it works or not)

3-pack of 5oz. Closer to Nature Bottles from Tommee Tippee - U.S. - Pieces of ME

Silver Plated Key Pendant - U.S. - Life with Twins & a Drama Queen *RC

Choice of Preggers Maternity Tights or 2 pairs of Maternity Knee Highs - Worldwide - Lilac City Momma *RC

Family 4-pack of tickets to the Disney on Ice: Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey (Tickets are for the Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:30PM performance in Allen, Texas) - A Frugal Friend

PRIZE 1 : $50 GC to Fashion for a Cause and PRIZE 2: RBC Logo Tee (2 winners) from Fashion for a Cause - ShallowOCity

DVD or CD from Rock N' Learn - Surviving the Motherhood

Xia-Xia Crab and Shell - Surviving the Motherhood

2 bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce (2 winners) - U.S. - Mary's Cup of Tea *RC

5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney - book - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

The Secret Life Of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn - book - Hanging Off The Wire

Chicken Jerky & Peanutter Cookies from Dog Pack Snacks (2 winners) - CRichman Freebies *RC

Sample of the Gluten Free Flour, Seasoned Flour and Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Mix from Better Batter - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Pretty Peacock Taglettes - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Sampler Pack of Baby Gourmet baby food - Networking Witches

Hear Doggy - Dog toy - Networking Witches

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan movie - Networking Witches *RC

Green Toys - School Bus ($28 value) and the Green Toys Flatbed with Red Race Car ($33 value) (11/15 @8am) - US/CAN - blog

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Sunday 11/13)

Five Coupons for FREE Kellogg's FiberPlus products (5 winners) - U.S. - Couponer 101

T-Shirt from Hank Player (@10pm CST) U.S. - the little style file

50 Holiday Cards of your choice from Tiny Prints (@10pm CST) U.S. - the little style file

TEN pack combo of this weekend's coupons (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

Top Ten Products Giveaway! (these items are cool) (@10pm PST) - U.S. - little miss liz

$5 Gift Certificate to Klip2Save (5 winners) - U.S. - Definitely Deals *RC

Family 4 Pack of tickets to New Jersey's Liberty Science Center - gaynycdad

Jungle Speed Game - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

My Lip Stuff - Worldwide - Life with Twins & a Drama Queen *RC

The first 6 books in The Imagination Series for kids 7+ - US/CAN - Classic Children's Books *RC

Package of TummyTickler and TummyTicklerTots products - Making Time For Mommy

Scentsy Plugin of your own along with a bar of Midnight Fig - Raising Sticky Hands to Heaven

The Monster Who Ate My Peas - children's book - Boys and Literacy *RC

$50 gift certificate to Galilee Silks - Worldwide - Just Another New Blog

Hershey's Candy Pieces (3 winners) (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Sephora $25 Gift Card from SlimFast (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Wizard of Oz Scanimation Book (4 winners) (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale (@8pm CST) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

$10 Gift Certificate to Bella Anela - Jewelry by Janelle *RC

Impaled on the Horns of the Devil - book - U.S. - Figuring Out The Small Stuff *RC - Coupon code good for one free pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses (up to $75.00) US/CAN - Contest-Corner

Brita Slim Pitcher - U.S. - Couponing For Freebies *RC

RockNLearn DVD or CD - U.S. - Real Mom Reviews *RC

The Father Of Hollywood by Gaelyn Whitley Keith - book - Hanging Off The Wire

Yoga By The Dozen DVD - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Skin Free - Mineral Makeup, Tinted Moisturizer, Extra Creamy Natural Cleanser for Sensitive Skin, and the Headache Roll On Stick - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

$25 gift certificate to Bits n' Beads (2 winners) (11/14 @8am EST) - Bright, Bold, & Beautiful