Friday, February 8, 2013

Purex Crystals for Baby Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 2/24 (Rafflecopter)

I really loved the smell of the Purex Crystals for Baby. The smell is absolutely divine! I honestly feel as though Purex Crystals for Baby has captured that New Baby Smell! I can't get enough of them. I put a little in every load of laundry. I woke up this morning smelling their scent on my pillowcase. What a great way to wake up! They have a very light scent to them, compared to the other Purex Crystals. They aren't just for babies, they are just more gentle, dye free, and hypoallergenic. All of the Purex fabric softener Crystals are safe for children's sleepwear! This makes me especially happy because we live in a two story house, and it's tough sleeping and worrying about a fire breaking out in our home, and hurting my babies.

Purex is hosting a Purex Crystals for Baby Sweepstakes! One grand prize winner will receive $1,000! 250 additional winners will receive free bottles of Purex Crystals for Baby!

Enter below for a chance to Win one coupon for a FREE bottle of Purex Crystals for Baby using the Rafflecopter form below!

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Disclosure: I received a bottle of Purex Crystals for Babyin exchange for my review post. The opinions above are mine, and some of it is information off of the bottle of purex crystals for baby itself that I wanted to share with you. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 2/8

Bow or Button from Jessie Kay Designs Etsy shop (@11:59pm EST) - U.S. -Lean Green Mama

Classic Monopoly board game ($14.99 value) - U.S. - Sensibly Sara

$50 GC to Walgreens - U.S. - Married my sugar daddy

Private Fix Your Period Coaching Session (@2pm CST) - Worldwide - Be Prepared *GT

Original Anatomical Heart Valentine by Sammy G Art (Etsy) - US/CAN - Sammy G Art *RC

$25 GC to - U.S. - Save Green Being Green *RC

$25 to Viovio Photo Book Creator - US/CAN - Oh So Savvy Mom *GT

*Giveaways with over 200 entries: 

Shushybye 3 DVD collection - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail - U.S. - Mommy Katie

St. Patrick's Day Hairbows Prize Pack - U.S. - My Tale With Two *RC

Pack of FastFold Tape-Free Boxes (winner chooses size) - U.S. - Lil' Debi As Mama *RC

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Chrome Experiment made with some friends from OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL!

You won’t need magical powers to take a journey down the Yellow Brick Road; just point your favorite browser to the latest Chrome Experiment, “Find Your Way to Oz.” Developed in collaboration with Disney and UNIT9 in anticipation of the upcoming film, Oz The Great and Powerful, this experiment takes you through a dusty Kansas circus and leads to a vibrant land, following in the footsteps of the Wizard himself.

Like any good circus, there’s plenty to keep you entertained: compose your own music, play with a fun photo booth and create your own movie with a zoetrope. The path to Oz also involves confronting an ominous tornado; surviving it completes the journey, enabling fans of the movie to watch an exclusive unreleased clip from the film.

Chrome Experiments like “Find Your Way to Oz” would have been impossible a few years ago. Since that time, the web has evolved and allowed developers and designers to create immersive beautiful experiences. For “Find Your Way to Oz” the 3D environment was built entirely with new technologies such as WebGL and CSS3. It’s enhanced by rich audio effects thanks to the Web Audio Application Programming Interface (API). The photo booth and zoetrope were built using the getUserMedia feature of WebRTC, which grants webpages access to your computer’s camera and microphone (with your permission).

For the best experience, you’ll need to use an up-to-date computer built to handle intense graphics. It also works best with a webcam and a modern browser that supports WebGL and WebRTC, like Chrome. The experience also works best on For tablet or smartphone users, we have a smaller scale yet equally enjoyable experience that you can try with the latest Chrome browser on your Android device, iPhone or iPad.

If you want to learn more, or run away and join the developer circus, you can get an explanation of the technologies used on the Chromium blog or in Google’s technical case study.

Start your journey towards the yellow brick road at

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 2/6

Born Brave CD by Katherine Nelson - U.S. - Oh So Savvy Mom *GT

ColorTime Crafts Recycle Tote bag and 3 fabric markers (random colors) - U.S. - Luv Saving Money *GT

Coupon for a Free box of Borax (3 winners) - U.S. - Now a Mom of 3

$25 Visa GC - U.S. - The Staten Island Family

Personalized Vintage Dictionary Word Necklace (it's much cuter than it sounds) from Krafty Kash Etsy shop - U.S. - Mommy Head Adventures *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries: 

Madly Madagascar DVD - U.S. - More Crunchy Beach Mama *RC

Lettuce Love One Another from Veggie Tales DVD - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

Coupon for Free box of Borax (3 winners) - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Hyland's Children's Products - U.S. - Break For Moms *RC

Winner's choice between Big Drivin' or Power IV Art Growth Chart - U.S. - A Lucky Ladybug *RC

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday 2/6 - Hailey is 7 Months Old!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 2/5

Four pack of tickets to "The Adventures of Mighty Bug" on Sunday, February 10 at 1pm, at Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA - Wee Share *RC

Family 4-pack of Tickets to Monster Jam in Chicago, IL - Suburban Coupon Mom *GT

Three month (90 tablets) supply of Rainbow Light Prenatal One Vitamins - U.S. - Playdate Crashers *RC

Coupon for a Free bottle of Purex Crystals for Baby (3 winners) - U.S. - Crumbs in the Couch *RC

One Pound of Plantfusion (for your shake or drink) - U.S. - Crazy Life as Mom *RC

Premium membership to Jooners (valued at $49.95) (book club organizing website) (2 winners) - U.S. - Surf and Sunshine *GT

I’m Still Sexy So What’s Up with Him? - book - U.S. - day by day in our world *GT

$25 GC - U.S. - Who Got The Role?

*Giveaways with over 200 entries: 

Abel's Field DVD - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Robby Wash Ball - U.S. - Cammo Style Love *RC

Set of 24 Address Labels and 25 Valentine's Day Cards from - U.S. - Mizz Review Lady *RC

Comfy Rumps Double Gussetted Cloth diaper (style of winner's choice) - US/CAN - Simply Stavish *RC

Coupon for a Free bottle of Purex Baby laundry soap (3 winners) - U.S. - Savvy and Sassy *RC

Monday, February 4, 2013

Would You Take Your Teenage Son Into The Women's Restroom With You?

There is an article on Free Range Kids about this topic. One woman had a cow because another woman took her 12 or 13 year old son into the women's restroom with her. I honestly, don't have a problem with it. I wouldn't have a problem with sharing a restroom that was co-ed with men. We are locked in stalls that usually no one else can see through anyways. What if your child has special needs? What if he is curious and crawls on the floor and peaks under the stall wall? What if he stands on the toilet he is using to peak over the side? I hate to say it, but it's not much different then what he has seen or see's at home.

I don't see why there's an issue, to be honest. I have a five and a half year old son, a three and a half year old daughter, and a seven month old. If my son wants to go into the men's restroom by himself, then I normally stand in the entrance and spy on him from watching his reflection in the mirror, or I stand at the door so I can watch him, or I stand with my foot in the door and I don't let any other grown men into the restroom until my son comes out. I haven't had any man that has had a problem with me doing this, yet. Now if a man were to be bringing his son in with him, then I would let them in. But a single guy alone in the restroom with my five and a half year old son? No thank you. They can hold it!

What are your thoughts?

What if things were opposite? At what age do you stop taking your daughter into the Men's restroom with you? I feel that maybe six, seven, or eight years old, that a little girl could go in by herself. But I would expect my husband to stand at the door and listen for her, and go in if she called him to do so. I would go into the men's restroom if my son called me. I don't care about what I would see, let alone, smell. the safety and happiness of my children is what matters. Especially if we are out of town and in California visiting family, I am usually a lot more protective over them, for sure.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 2/4

Ok, you asked for it! *FB Means that you have to LIKE a Facebook page in order to enter a Giveaway! My first one is listed below!

$35 GC to Oliver's Labels - U.S. - It's An Itchy Little World/Eczema Company *FB *RC

"Must. Have. Wine." by Katrina Epp & Leah Speer - book - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

$25 GC to No Slippy Hair Clippy - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries:

Peter Pan Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack and movie poster - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Live, Love, Dew $15 GC - US/CAN - Live Love Dew *RC

Set of Daddy Scrubs - U.S. - Jess' Journey to Success *RC

Monster High Ghoulfriends Forever Book - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Shout Triple Action and Shout Wipe & Go - U.S. - Keeping Up with the Rheinlander's *GT

Adora Nursery Time Baby Doll ($79.95 value) - U.S. - voice Boks *RC

Petite Love Notes from - U.S. - doodles and jots *RC

TruKids Hero Stick - U.S. - mid mo kids guide *RC

Red Cleva - US/CAN - JS Reviews and Giveaways *RC

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Winners of Last Week's Giveaways Are:

Winners of the Purex Baby Laundry soap coupons are:
#48 - Tracey Berthiaume & #206 - Michele Pineda

Winners of the Borax coupons are:
#166 - Margot Core & #147 - Theresa Janke

Winner of the Hotslings baby sling is:
#351 - Kimberly Pugliese

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Sunday, 2/3

bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara (3 winners) - U.S. - Delialicious Picks

The 5 Money Personalities - book - US/CAN - day by day in our world *GT

Rose Chocolates (16 piece vegan valentine's selection, or a 16 piece vegan chocolate truffles genevieve box, winner's choice) - U.S. - exact measurements are...

Coupon for a Free box of Borax (2 winners) - U.S. - Creative Southern Home *RC

Gift Code for Five (5) Personalized Cards from - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

Gift Code for Five (5) Personalized Cards from - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

You've Been Sentenced - Country Music Edition Game - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

LoveBook Activity Book for couples - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Pair of Michael Kors Infant Girls Monogrammed Sneakers in neutral or pink (they pick the color) Winner chooses from size 1-4 - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

The Jackson Five! The Original Cartoon on DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Bubble Guppies: On The Job! DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Kidz Bop 22 CD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Blip Toys: Squinkies Mini Playset – Dudes - U.S. - gaynycdad

Zombie Zoo Plush Figure - U.S. - gaynycdad

Hallmark Valentine's Day Prize Pack (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

The Skin Regime (2 Winners) (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

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

Get Moving with Ella Jenkins CD (for kids) (2 Winners) (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Best of Widget DVD (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

The Adventures of Katie Bubbles (children's book) (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Shushybye DVD (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding My Faith (3 Winners) (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Cat Doorman Songbook CD (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

*Giveaways with over 200 entries:

Build A Bear Workshop $25 Gift Card (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Barney: Let's Go to the Moon DVD - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Earth's Best Yogurt Puffs - U.S. - Stuff Parent's Need *RC

Bag of Re-Body Vanilla Latte flavored Green Coffee Bean Extract Chews with Svetol (2/3) - U.S. - A Lucky Ladybug *RC

Smile Brilliant LED Teeth Whitening Kit - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Del Monte Prize Pack (two (2) cans of Del Monte Southwestern-Style Petite Cut Diced Tomato varieties, Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies, and a $25 GC) - U.S. - Simplify, Live, Love *RC