Saturday, June 30, 2012

Almondina Products Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 7/10 (Rafflecopter)

I was recently asked to host a review and giveaway for Almondina brand cookies. I have never seen cookies like this before! I was sent a big sample of all of the types of cookies that they bake and sell. The Chocolate Cherry have the perfect chocolate flavor, the almond crunch and crunchiness of the cookie/biscuit, and chewy cherries. I really enjoyed them. The GingerSpice were a little strong in flavor for me. I liked the crunchiness of the cookie/biscuit and the flavor of the almonds, but there could have been a little less ginger spice. But if you love ginger, you would love these! I really enjoy eating them with my morning coffee or just as a snack.

"...all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives. It is wonderfully crunchy and does not have to be dipped. It is a delightful accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and fine light wines. The rush to eliminate fat from gourmet foods too often has also eliminated most of the flavor, a fact which is in sharp contrast to this enticingly delicious cookie." 

Almondina Cookies are:
  • Crunchy, addictive, healthful
  • Free of cholesterol, coloring and preservatives
  • Made with no added fat or salt
  • Low in calories – only 30 per slice
  • Proudly made in America
  • Kosher and Pareve (non dairy)

Yuval Zaliouk was a world renown musical conductor and for the past two decades has been the owner of Almondina. Zaliouk's company is based in Ohio and his Almondina cookies are sold in all 50 States and several foreign countries. The cookies started as a family favorite recipe created by his grandmother, Dina. Almondina distribution has expanded and is now readily available at stores such as Publix, The Fresh Market, Earth Fare, Ingles, Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and many others.

Enter below using the Rafflecopter form, for a chance to win a Sampler Box of Almondina products!

Giveaway Ends on July 10th, at midnight. Open to U.S. residents only. No P.O.Boxes, sorry.

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Disclosure: I received a sampler pack of Almondina products for review. The opinions above are mine and mine alone. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Saturday 6/30)

First Weitzman Shoes - U.S. - free & frugal mommy of one *RC

One book from the Alphabetown USA series - U.S. - The Children's Nook

Copy Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables DVD - U.S. - Candace Creations *RC

Live Clean Baby Products - U.S. - Does Mommy Love It?

Grillfinity Gourmet 3-Piece Grilling Tool Set ($50 value) - Making Time For Mom

$10 in Jennie-O product Coupons (3 winners) - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress Book (3 winners) - U.S. - ChicnSavvy Reviews *RC

Friday, June 29, 2012

High Blood Pressure = Bed Rest

I am doing what I can with the low entry giveaways, but my BP is up, and I am on bedrest, until Monday anyways. I have another OB appt. on Monday, and we will see if they decide to go ahead and do the c-section then or not. I will be 37 weeks exactly, and this will be the earliest that I have had a baby. So please send some prayers, and wish me luck, and if you don't get a post on Tuesday, Wednesday, or any other day the first week of July, you will know why! I will post and share photos of our new baby girl probably while I am in the hospital, as I get bored when I am alone in the hospital room and the baby is sleeping.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Thursday 6/28)

Honeywell Air Purifier - U.S. - sensibly sara

Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Apptivity Case for the iPhone or iPad (@10pm CST) - U.S. - the little style file

Miracle Noodles - U.S. - CRichman Freebies *RC

Moo Kitty Finds a Home - children's book - U.S. - As They Grow Up

250 Custom Stickers from - U.S. - Surviving Motherhood *RC

Print (or upload your print) of your choice - Up to $200, from Gallery Direct - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

Julep Maven Intro Box ($40 value) - U.S. - Our Virginia Home *RC

Bebe Au Lait nursing cover - U.S. - Bump to Baby Gear

Nutri-Ox Hair re-growth kit - U.S. - Hottest Trend Setter

Magenta Gift Box from Mighty Bite - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Begin Again Toys - Artist set - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

Signed books - Chique Secrets of Dolce Amore and Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita, a Chique T-Shirt, and a Journal for all your travel notes ($70 combined value) - U.S. - WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Wednesday 6/27)

Gerber Childrenswear – Hooded Towel Set (Choice: Boy/Girl/Neutral) - U.S. - Networking Witches

$16.99 credit which is enough to buy a 2 pair pack of either the Regular or Overnight nursing pads (or can be used towards any Bamboobies products on their site) - U.S. - AMRC Giveaways and Reviews *RC

Two full-sized NIVEA Lip Care products (flavors/variety will be chosen randomly) - A Frugal Friend

Beach towel from Daily's Cocktails - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

Set of Chalk City products - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It? *RC

Bags- The Modern Classics by Sue Kim - book - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

PrintRunner 250 Business Cards - Be Your Best Mom *RC

Bucket Hat (children's hat) from Snapper Rock - Sassy Shopper Reviews

Tooth Fairy 2 DVD - U.S. - Sweet Tiny Blessings *RC

Face Treatment Car from Swell Skin - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

Bestie Buds necklace set - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

$30 GC to Ark Clothing - Worldwide - Contest-Corner

Smile Brilliant Brilliantly Simple Package containing an LED Whitening Light & Whitening Pen - Worldwide - Contest-Corner

Box of Fiber One Chewy Chocolate Bars, Box of the Fiber One Chewy Strawberry PB&J Bars, Drawstring Sack Pack, Water Bottle, Flexi Flyer, Soccer Ball, Sidewalk Chalk - U.S. - PS Mom Reviews *RC

Live Clean Baby Set - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

DealChicken prize packs (DealChicken T-shirt (LG), DealChicken figurine, and a DealChicken foldable water bottle) (2 winners) - U.S. - What's Doing? Tampa Bay

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Blog is Featured Today on Simply Stacie's Tuesday's Top Blogs!!!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 6/26)

Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush (retail value $117.95) - CAN/US - My Sonicare Coupons Blog

$50 Wall2Wall Gift Certificate (vinyl decals) - U.S. - The B Keeps Us Honest *RC

250 custom made business cards from Printrunner - U.S. - Marsha's Spot *RC

Three Puzzle Books - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Set of 100 PrintRunner Postcards - U.S. - Such Fun to Give *RC

(6-ct) package Potty Cover, disposable toilet seat covers - U.S. - Stay At Home Mom *RC

Bottle of Pledge Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

It Factor Shampoo and Conditioner - U.S. - Hottest Trend Setter

$100 Gift Certificate to St. Bernard Sports - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Monday 6/25)

$30 gift code to Molecule Clothing - Worldwide - Contest-Corner

Garment piece from Indikidual - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Set of Sebra Mobils for car seat and flower rattle from Boutikids (2 winners) - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

"Spartacus" paperback or e-book (@9pm PST) - US/CAN - My Devotional Thoughts *RC

2 bags of The World's Best Cat Litter, second prize winner gets 1 bag (@5pm EST) - U.S. - our semi organic life

Educational Insights GeoSafari® Plankton Net - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

Journey 2 DVD - U.S. - Life Music Laughter *RC

Four Full-Sized Newman's Own Organics Products - U.S. - sensibly sara

BluApples 2 pk. (3 winners) - U.S. - Sassy Shopper Reviews

Hank Player T-Shirt of Choice - U.S. - Hardly a Housewife *RC

Set of kitchen towels from BleachSafe - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

$25 gift credit to Lucky Hanks - U.S. - simple mom reviews *RC

Travel bundle from Prince Lionheart (car seat protectors, back of the seat organizer) - U.S. - Rave and Review

Two Bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce (2 winners) - U.S. - Our Virginia Home *RC

Happy Times snack packs valued at $25 (5 winners) - U.S. - Mommy Talk Show

Shampoo and Conditioner from IT Factor - U.S. - Hottest Trend Setter

Choice of either the Minterly Bracelet, Chunks Delight Bracelet, or Stare at the Sun Bracelet from Purple Paparazzi - U.S. - Aspiring New Moms

3 Set of three Unlikely Friendships Books - U.S. - Eighty MPH Mom *RC

$100 GC - U.S. - The Rebel Chick

One item from Liane Fried Studios - Hanging Off The Wire

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Peter Pauper Press 2013 Mom's Weekly Planner Review and Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 7/8 (Rafflecopter)

I recently reviewed the 2013 Butterflies Mom's Weekly Planner from Peter Pauper Press. I haven't had a planner since I had a day runner a few years back. With baby number three on the way and our son starting Prekindergarten, we need a better, easier way to keep track of everything going on in our lives with us and our children. This planner has become my life line and has been so helpful in keeping track of everything going on for us this past month, and especially next month, in July, when our baby girl will be born!

I really liked the easy, laid out monthly calenders that I can write in and see what's going on for the whole month! Then after the calender monthly pages, are weekly pages with tons of space for writing down what is going on at every time of day! The outside of the planner has a hardcover!

There's even a section in the front of the planner to keep important information for babysitters. My only issue with this, is that I would rather photo copy this to give to a baby sitter, than to let them have access to my current and future plans and events. There is also an address book section towards the back of the book so that you can keep information about your closest friends and family in your planner too! I do wish that there were two address book pages, instead of just one. I have a lot of friends and family, and I haven't tried yet, but I don't think that I can fit them all in there.

If this weekly planner is too big for you, Peter Pauper Press also sells Compact Calenders! Small enough to fit in your purse, backpack, diaper bag, etc. This would be prefect for school aged children and for those in college.

Peter Pauper Press sells everything from Lap Desks, to Stationary, Planners, Bridal Organizers/Planners, Guest Books, Recipe Organizer, Journals, Calenders, Baby Books, Holiday Cards, unique Children's Gifts, Candles, Kindle, Nook, and iPad covers, and more!

Peter Pauper Press sells some really awesome Travel Guides! They have one to Walt Disney World, Los Angeles, New York, Rome, Las Vegas, Washington DC and more!  This travel guide to Walt Disney World is a must have for anyone traveling there for the very first time. It includes a map of the park, and much, much more!

Purchase your Own Mom's 2013 Weekly Planner today on Peter Pauper Press or on!

Enter for a chance to Win a 2013 Mom's Weekly Planner of your choice using the Rafflecopter Form below! Open to U.S. and Canada!

Giveaway Ends on 7/8 at midnight! (Basically on 7/9 at 12:01am EST) 

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Disclosure: I received one Mom's 2013 Weekly Planner for review. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The opinions above are mine and mine alone.

My First Taggies Book Review!

My husband, children and I really adore Taggies products! After we reviewed the Taggies lovey blankey, we were asked to review a My First Taggies soft cover book! The book is very soft and perfect for little hands to manipulate to look at the pages. The Taggies book includes familiar animals, appealing mirrors, soft colors, and of course, Taggies tags throughout. I really like the fact that Taggies products are machine washable! I wouldn't put them in the dryer, as they should be hung up to dry. But you can wash them in your washing machine if you need to!

My almost three year old daughter enjoyed looking at herself in the mirror on the front page and asking us the names of the animals.

I didn't like the that there were only a few tags inside the book. Not all of the animals had tags on them. There was also nothing on the back page. I would of liked to see more tags and two to four more pages, at least. Maybe some different textures on the animals too.

You can purchase this book, and five other Taggies books, on I know that Target stores sell the Taggies lovey blankets and some other Taggies products, but I didn't check for the Taggies books because our Target store is still remodeling their infant section.

A few other Taggies products include:

(they also have a boy version in blue of this doll!)

I will be checking my local Target store for the New Taggies Bugs and Hugs Playgym! This looks super cute! I know that our baby girl would love it in a few months.

Check out the Taggies/Kids II website for more Taggies products!

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Disclosure: I received My First Taggies book for review. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The opinions above are mine, and mine alone.