Friday, August 24, 2012

Thomas the Tank Engine is Visiting Nashville, TN Next Weekend! (Sept. 1st & 2nd and Sept. 8th & 9th!)


Thomas the Tank EngineTo Visit Nashville, TN, September 1, 2, 8, & 9

Help our favorite No. 1 engine find the clues and solve the mystery! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is pulling into the Tennessee Central Railway Museum for Day Out With Thomas™: Mystery On The Rails Tour 2012, presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment, and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company.  This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series, and participate in Thomas-themed activities.  The tour, now in its 17th year, will make stops in more than 45 US cities and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers in 2012.

WHO:                   Thomas the Tank Engine

·        A 25-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
·        Games and activities featuring a mystery element
·        The opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway
·        A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets.
·        Commemorative activities, merchandise and giveaways including a special reveal poster previewing new engines and a new destination from the upcoming 2012 Thomas & Friends feature, “Blue Mountain Mystery”
·        Storytelling, video viewing, Magicians, Bounce House, Photos with Thomas, Photo with Sir Topham Hatt, Temporary Tattoos, Thomas Mega Bloks toys to play with, Thomas Gift Shop, and Live Music

WHEN:                 September 1st, 2nd, 8th, & 9th, 2012

TIME:                   8am-5pm

WHERE:               220 Willow Street, Nashville, Tennessee  37210 (Free Parking)

Tickets for Day Out with Thomas™: The Mystery Tour 2012 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting or  Ticket prices are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). Children 2 years of age and under are FREE! 

For more information and directions, contact the Tennessee Central Railway Museum at 615-244-9001 or

For information on Thomas & Friends™, visit

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 8/24

Coupon for a free box of Honey Bunches of Oats - U.S. - CRichman Freebies

Two Coupons for FREE Farm Rich Products - U.S. - Sassy Shopper Reviews

Signed Copy of 'Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too' - book - US/CAN - Almost all the truth *RC

$25 GC to Sears - U.S. - Untrained Housewife

$50 GC to - U.S. - Raising the Barrs

$50 GC to - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

ICEE Deluxe Slushy Machine - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

Stila Dream In Full Color Palette - Make Up - U.S. - Hershey Wishes and Kisses

Beautiful Handmade Stationary from Ma Joie Press Etsy shop - U.S. - indigo 26

The Chicken Soup For The Soul - Say Goodbye To Back Pain - book (3 winners) - US/CAN - Networking Witches *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500:

Oliver's Label Camp Package - US/CAN - Frugal Wife Blog *RC

Family Manifesto Poster - U.S. - Momma T and Baby E *RC

Two coupons good for free Farm Rich snacks and appetizers ($6.99 value each) - U.S. - Up 4 Review *RC

$20 Target GC, 8ct. Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons, & 18oz. Box Of Cheerios - U.S. - Roscoe Ramblings *RC

Lays Messenger Bag and a Capri Sun Lunch Box - U.S. - One Day At A Time *RC

Vegan Conscious Box - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

MOMables 3-Month Subscription - Worldwide - Emily Reviews *GT

Chicken Soup for the Soul - Messages from Heaven (3 winners) - US/CAN - Emily Reviews *RC

Winner's choice of two tops and a bottom for boys or girls from French Toast at Ideal Uniforms - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting *RC

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cold and Flu Season is Coming up Soon. (Luden's Throat Drops Review!)

When you are sick or your throat is itchy, what throat drops or cough drops do you like to use? My favorite are the Luden's Throat Drops. I don't like the strong, medicine taste of other throat and cough drops. I also don't like the ones with liquid centers. Luden's Throat drops are very soothing and gentle on your mouth, taste buds, and stomach. When you pop a Luden's Throat drop in your mouth, you almost feel as though you are enjoying a piece of candy rather than a throat drop. Luden's doesn't leave a funny after taste in your mouth, they aren't overly sweet, and they contain just the right amount of flavor. From what I remember, Luden's throat drops are also safe for pregnant women to use! A few years ago when I was pregnant with my first daughter, Luden's were what my OB recommended for me to use when I caught a bad cold with a sore throat.

Luden's recently came out with NEW flavors! You can now purchase Luden's in Orange, Honey Licorice, Honey Lemon Wild Honey, Wild Berry, and Sugar Free Cherry! You can also still find them in Original Menthol.

Check here for a $1.00 off coupon when you purchase Two bags of Luden's Throat Drops.

You can purchase Luden's Throat Drops can be purchase pretty much anywhere. I have seen them at Target, Walmart, Publix, Albertsons, and other local retailers.

Disclosure: I received some samples of Luden's Throat Drops from a PR agency for my review. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 8/23

ParaNorman Themed Cupcake Kit - U.S. - The Mom Reviews *RC

Two Plush Amazing World Toys - U.S. - A Heart Full of Love

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Hello to a Better Body - book (3 winners) - US/CAN - Laughing Lindsey

Problogger: Secret for Blogging your way to a 6 Figure Income book - Mom-Blog *RC

Microscope Kit & Book from mindware ($90 value) - U.S. - Coupon With Cents

Againbags - One Wrap Set (which contains one reusable sandwich wrap and one small reusable snack bag) ($13.95 value) - U.S. - Family Focus Blog

$50 GC to - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

$50 credit to Tiny Prints - U.S. - Agryle Love *RC

Coupon for a Free Dry Idea Advanced Dry 24 HR Antiperspirant & Deodorant Roll On (3 winners) - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500:  

Case of Beanitos - U.S. - Sweet Silly Sara *RC

$25 GC to Dali Decals - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

Dave Ramsey Envelope System Wallet - U.S. -Food Storage Moms *RC

Family Pack of 6 Vapur Anti-Bottles - U.S. - USA Love List *RC

Kraft Fresh Take - Quirky Porter BBQ Prep & Serve Tray & Fox Run Mesh Food Cover - U.S. - The Mom Reviews *RC

Four pieces of the I Could’ve Been A Container Collection ($75 value) in your choice of colors from The Land of Nod (@10pm CST) - U.S. - the little style file

Raggedy Ann, Raggedy Andy, or Fancy Pals Doll - US/CAN - Wee Share *RC

Purple (Peace Sign) Sackpack and Supplies, or Orange Nova Sackpack and Supplies, or Green Sackpack and Supplies (3 winners) - U.S. - One Day At A Time *RC

T-Shirt of your choice and design from Multisport Journeys - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Sibu Beauty Nourishing Facial Cream - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Need a New Laptop :(

It sounds as though my hard drive on my laptop is dying. My husband said that's what it sounds like to him too. I have had my laptop for 5 1/2 years now, and I really have enjoyed using it. But I guess that I am going to have to stop blogging if I can't find a replacement soon.

Any PR people looking for a Blogger to review a Laptop, please let me know. I would take personal photographs and explore everything about it and share it with my followers, other bloggers, my friends, family, on Twitter, my two Facebook pages, Pintrest, and more!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 8/22

Feeleez Poster and another person will win a Feeleez Matching Game (2 winners) - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

CiCi's Pizza Summer Fun Pack - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

$50 Visa GC - U.S. - United States of Motherhood

WaterBabies Doll (2 winners) - U.S. - Connie's View *RC

Five Safees reflectors - U.S. - Luv Saving Money *RC

Two coupons for a FREE Farm Rich product (2 winners-1 coupon each) - U.S. - Two Moms, a Little Time, and a Keyboard *RC

Outfit from Soybu Clothing - U.S. - Hottest Trend Setter

Pepsi “Fling with Flavor” tray with New flavors Mango and Cherry Vanilla to try out - U.S. - Party Blueprints Blog

Autumn Cottage 2012 magazine - US/CAN - Cozy Home Scenes

Hallmark Text Bands Style Bands & Texting Module ($30 value) (2 winners) - U.S. - Savings and Stewardship *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500:  

$50 Tiny Prints Gift Certificate - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

$20 GC to - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Collection of John Frieda by Conair hair brushes - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

Shirley J Products - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

$50 GC to Plow & Hearth - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Thomas & Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery DVD - Mom and More *RC

Barney: All About Opposites DVD - Mom and More *RC

One Month's Supply of Crum Creek Healty Trail Mix (3 winners) - U.S. - A Lucky Ladybug *RC

Fashion Item from Caprice Couture - Winner's Choice - U.S. - Giveaway Guru *RC

Your choice of a Kidzikoo - US/CAN - Emily Reviews *GT

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday 8/22 - My Kiddos

If Looks Could Kill...

He Loves to hold his baby sister!

Hailey waves Hi in her sleep!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 8/21

$25 to Bees Knees Designs - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Rolling Duffle Bag from J World Sports - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

Coupon for a free multi-pack of YoCrunch Yogurt (5 winners) - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

Power Cape of your choice - U.S. - Mama Love *RC

Big, BIG Dinosaurs (Dinosaur Train) (Giant Coloring Book) - U.S.- A Frugal Friend

Cool-kid t-shirt of your choice from Revolution 46 - U.S. - The Artful Parent

VeggieTales The Penniless Princess DVD - U.S. - Making Time For Mom

Omax3 Ultra-Pure Sample - U.S. - Meandering Matt *RC

In-Laws Survival Kit (includes a $15 iTunes GC) - Married my sugar daddy

One pack of Eraselet's and one hand made Jasper Necklace - U.S. - Sublime *RC

Package of Omax 3 - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500: 

Set of Splashimals - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownie gift pack - U.S. - Networking Witches

One product of your choice from Dermagist - U.S. - Contest-Corner *RC

Prize up to $50 from WagJag - Canada - Happy Chinadoll *RC

Feed the Woozle Game - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Renu Derma Cleansing Gel - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 8/19

By Nature Pet Food - Winner's Choice of Any Dry Formula - US/CAN - Four Paw Savings *RC

Combo 6-Pack of The Latest and Greatest Coupons - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

$10 GreenDeals Gift Certificate (3 winners) - U.S. - Saving U Green

LEGO Prize Pack - U.S. - Frugal Family Tree *RC

Set of Backpack Straps with Badge Pack (2 winners) - U.S. - Two Savvy Sister *RC

Set of makeup brushes from - U.S. - CRichman Freebies

Box of Culturelle Kids! Packets (intended for kids 25-50 pounds), Box of Culturelle Kids! Chewables (intended for kids 50-100 pounds), and a Box of Culturelle Digestive Health (intended for adults or for kids over 100 pounds) - U.S. - Family Focus Blog

Disney Cars Poster and Cars 2 Car Set - Worldwide - Discovery Toys Mom *RC

Lorax gift bag filled with a Lorax mustache, an activity page, and a Lorax t-shirt, size youth large - U.S. - gaynycdad

Super Why: Around the World Adventure DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Angelina Ballerina:: Dreams Do Come True DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Neat-Oh! ZipBin Street Racer Bring-Along Backpack - U.S. - gaynycdad

Paranorman branded cupcake foils, toothpick toppers, edible frosting toppers and a custom cookie cutter (all related to the ParaNorman movie being released on August 17) - U.S. - gaynycdad

ParNorman themed sweet treat decorating kit (branded cupcake wrappers, exclusive character icing toppers and a cookie-cutter that is shaped like Norman himself) (2 winners) - U.S. - Biz Mommy

$100 Walmart Gift Card (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Chugginton:Traintastic Adventures DVD (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

The Gruffalo's Child Book and DVD (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Chalk City Activity Set (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Coupon for FREE Ore-Ida Grillers (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Beyonce Pulse Summer Edition - Perfume (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Sharebyte USB (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Hello to a Better Body - book (3 winners) (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

*Giveaways with over 200 entries, but under 500:

$75 toward Photographer Cafe - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Code to Use for the September Love With Food Box - U.S. - ChicnSavvy Reviews *RC

Case of Kettle Brand Chips Limited Edition Flavors - U.S. - Saving U Green

Flingin’ Frogs game from Patch Products - US/CAN - The Children's Nook

$50 ParaNorman prize package (Youth T-Shirt, Backpack, Activity Book & Activity Sheet, Keychain, Notebook, Pencil Pack with stickers, Nightlight, Slippers, and a Toothbrush) - U.S. - gaynycdad

$50 voucher to Stuck on You online store - CAN/US - Happy Chinadol *RC