Saturday, June 8, 2013

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 6/8

$50 GC for Classic hardware (jewelry) (@12:59pm CST) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Toyota Arrive In Style Gift Box (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

FlattenMe Personalized Gifts Gift Certificate - U.S. - Adventures of 8 *GT

Copperhead Movie Prize Pack - U.S. - Just Kidding Around Atlanta *RC

Four sheets of your choice from Jamberry Nails - U.S. - Mama Mommy Mom

Illusions Activewear Swimsuit & Kids Leotard (mother and daughter giveaway) - U.S. - RunStylish

Bottle of Pressureze nasal spray - U.S. - Save Green Being Green *RC

Complete set of Philosophy AdventureTM – Pre-Socratics in digital format - Worlwide - day by day in our world *GT

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Copperhead Movie Prize Pack - U.S. - Children's Nook *RC

Personalized Baby Name Necklace from Designing Tomorrow - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

Three Coupons for Luvs Super Absorbent Jumbo Packs - U.S. - A Day in the Motherhood *PS

Crest & Oral-B children's products - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Hermie & Friends: I Will Tell the Truth and Be Careful What I Say DVD - U.S. - Satisfaction Through Christ *RC

Mustache Cookie Cutter Set - U.S. - Save Green Being Green *RC

Friday, June 7, 2013

Things That Made Me the Most Comfortable When I Was Pregnant and During Delivery! #Sponsored

When I was pregnant with each one of my three children, each pregnancy was different. So things that would work to make me comfortable during my first pregnancy, didn't work when I was pregnant with my second or third. When sleeping though, I usually slept surrounded by pillows. Did you know, I still do it! I can't seem to get rid of them. When I try to sleep without one of them, and I get uncomfortable, and I pull the pillows back into bed with me.

I really was super glad that I bought my own things to the hospital when I had my three children though! There is a list below of some things that I took with me to the hospital that helped me during the birth, and for the few days afterwords while I was there, alone, with my babies.

1) My own water bottle.
They brought this Big foam cup full of iced water and a straw when I had my last child. I made my husband bring me a water bottle from home. Even the foam cups at a local fast food restaurant were better quality then these ones. I was drinking in some foam when I was half way drinking the first cup, and it didn't taste very nice. That's when I decided that I wasn't going to drink any more water until I had my own water bottle from home.

2) Our Good Camera.
Don't use your cell phone to take photos unless it takes really great photos that you can print out in beautiful 4 by 6, or 8 by 10 photographs to share with others. I had some beautiful, quiet moments with my children, and I loved having my camera with me take some great photos of my babies.

3) My own pajamas and underwear.
Because it was really hard to nurse my first child, my son, with a hospital gown on. I didn't want to unsnap the front of it and sit there half naked in front of the hospital staff. Not to mention, I would get cold when I did that. I kept the hospital room comfortable, my husband kept getting too hot, so he kept making it cooler.

4) Lip balm.
I prefer the carmex brand in the round container. As the air in the hospital ward really dried out my lips. I also brought some organic lip balm to use during my pregnancy and at the hospital too!

5) My laptop.
It was great to do something other than watch TV all day long. I didn't get much sleep because someone was almost always in and out of my room every two to three hours. So when I wasn't sleeping, or nursing my babies, I was online, chatting with friends, playing games, or posting pictures!

7) Some New or Old DVD's.
Because it's better than watching normal TV 24/7. The TV's in the hospital aren't always that nice. And sometimes the volume controls on the beds, don't work very well, if at all.

8) Book and some magazines.
Sometimes, you might want to read.

9) My pillow from home and my favorite Tinkerbell throw blanket.
It was much more comfortable to sleep with them in the hospital bed. Having things from home helps your baby to know your smell, and helps keep you relaxed too!

10) Boppy nursing pillow.
I used it for all 3 of my children. It was easier than trying to use a pillow that the hospital has to nurse my children.

11) Clothes for my new babies.
There's nothing cuter than newborn baby clothing! That white little t-shirt and pink and blue baby hat, they are OK, but it's so much more fun to hear the comments from the nurses about your baby's cute and adorable clothing! Plus, they look adorable in photos!


12) DulcoEase Pink!
It was much easier to bring my own stool softener, then it was to wait 6 to 8 hours before I was given one in the hospital. I took one about 5 hours after my last daughter was born, and I had no problems going at all! Within 12 hours, I went, and even the nurse was surprised! With my other two children, it took me almost 24 hours to go, and I was so uncomfortable and in so much pain because of it. So another mom friend suggested to me to take some DulcoEase Pink with me to the hospital! I had taken it a home a few times while I was pregnant. So why not take it to the hospital too! DulcoEase® Pink™ Stool Softener is a stimulant-free laxative which means it's ok for most anyone to take during pregnancy. As always though, ask your OB before taking any medications.

Every new mother’s toolkit should include DulcoEase® Pink™, the #1 OB/GYN recommended ingredient* for going #2. So if you are pregnant or breast feeding, ask your doctor if you should think Pink. Find savings on DulcoEase® Pink™ at!

*Among stool softener ingredients

If you want to try DulcoEase® Pink™ Stool Softener - make sure to print out a $1.50 off coupon!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™. The opinions and text are all mine.

Cascade Platinum Dishwasher Detergent Review and #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest Information! #sponsored

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Cascade Platinum dishwasher detergent comes in a little green, purple, and yellow pac that you put into your dishwasher's soap dispenser. Cascade Platinum is Phosphate Free and it's Safe for Septic Tanks! Which is awesome for us, because we have a nice piece of land, with a septic tank! We are always looking for products that are safe for septic tanks, because not all products are. You need to read package labels carefully! It's available in Fresh scent and Lemon Burst! Cascade Platinum:
  • Delivers Cascade’s best clean with a premium, advanced triple action formula that helps prevent residue on your dishes, and even filming on your machine.
  • Scrubs away tough 24 hour stuck-on food.
  • Eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes.
  • Has the Grease Fighting Power of Dawn.

My dishes came out cleaner and clearer than ever! We aren't presently using any glass glasses yet, as we have three young children in the house. So I don't have any photos to share with you. I did check out every dish that came out of the dish washer last night, and every single one of them was super clean! I didn't have to rewash any of them. Once in a while, we won't pre-rinse a dish before placing it in the dishwasher, and it will come out with stuck on food. None of the dishes came out with anything stuck on them! Sign up for Emails from Cascade, and receive a $.50 off coupon, which some grocery stores will double!!! Check out the New Cascade Platinum T.V. Commercial below!

The Best part about Cascade products, if you aren't happy with them, they have a Money Back Guarantee!!! Cascade stands by their products, and guarantees your money back if you don't like them! Not all products offer money back guarantees.

What's more, Cascade wants you to show off your sparkly pots, pans and plates in Cascade's #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest for a chance to win a $10,000 KitchenAid® Kitchen Makeover and a 1-year supply of Cascade®! Weekly entries have a chance to win a KitchenAid® Dishwasher and six-month supply of Cascade® too! Make sure to include BOTH the #MyPlatinum hashtag AND tag @MyCascade in your entries to the contest!

Enter the #MyPlatinum Instagram contest and upload photos related to the fun, weekly contest themes. Cascade has also partnered with Top Chef Judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine, Gail Simmons, to discuss why meal presentation is just as important as preparation.

This week's theme is "My Platinum Plate" (Entry Period 6/3-6/9)
Show Cascade your best dish styled from the sparkling plate up!

Week 2: My Platinum Bite (Entry Period 6/10-6/16)
Show Cascade your best bite and most creative use of sparkling silverware!

Week 3: My Platinum Clink (Entry Period 6/17-6/23)
Show Cascade how you serve up creative concoctions in sparkling glasses. Cheers!

Week 4: My Platinum Table (Entry Period 6/24-6/30)
Show Cascade your sparkling tablescape for your most special celebrations!

Grand Prize Winner (Entry: 6/3-6/30)

Contest ends 6/30/2013. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of the last day of the month prior to the date of entry. Make sure to include BOTH the #MyPlatinum hashtag AND tag @MyCascade in your entries to the contest!

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 6/7

Hapari $95 GC (@3am CST) - U.S. - Diva Fabulosa *GT

LED Teeth Whitening System from Smile Brilliant - US/CAN - April Go Lightly *RC

Three free product coupons and a Wooden Bowl and Spoon Set from Sambazon Juices - Lean Green Mama *RC

Chicken Soup For the Soul: Parenthood - book (@2pm CST) - U.S. - Centsable Coupon Lady *GT

See the Light - Volume 1: Art Class DVD - U.S. - For One Another *RC

Private Practice: Season 6 (The Final Season) DVD's - U.S. - A Day in the Motherhood *PS

Family Rules Canvas Wall Art ($40 value) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Lids 'n Lizards game - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

$25 Paper Culture voucher - U.S. - Saving Cent by Cent *RC

Greek Activia Yogurt (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Aurora Sea Sparkles Mermaid Doll (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Monster's Inc. Toothpaste and Toothbrush (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Two Month Subscription to indieflix (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Dance Academy Season One AND Season Two on DVD - U.S. - A Day in the Motherhood *PS

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

$10 Walmart GC - U.S. - Queen of Chaos *RC

Bug Season Survival Kit (Combat, Two Ant Killing Bait Strips, and One Roach Killing Bait Strips) - U.S. - Daisy's Reviews *RC

(4) pack of Pop-In Playtime passes at Pump It Up ($24 value) - U.S. - Thanks, Mail Carrier *GT

One package of Mighty Oats Little Ducks Organics and two bags of Tiny Fruit Little Ducks Organics - U.S. - One Little Mister *RC

Case of Way Better Snacks (2 winners) - U.S. - Turning The Clock Back *GT

Personalized Gray Floral Double D Personalized Duffel Bag (@3pm CST) - U.S. - Diva Fabulosa *GT

$100 Sears Gift Card - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail - U.S. - Babyrecs *RC

Space Warriors Blu-Ray combo pack (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Day by Day in Our World *GT

8x10 Custom Typography Print from DiSabella Designs Etsy shop - Worldwide - Design Create Love *RC

Xlear Kids Nasal Spray - U.S. - A Lucky Ladybug *RC

NeoCell - Beauty Bursts and the Collagen Radiance Serum - U.S. - The Second Thought *GT

Tea's Tea! Prize pack (Tote bag, a branded T-shirt, a Button, and 2 coupons for FREE Tea's Tea (approx. $22 value) - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

Thursday, June 6, 2013

NEW Monsters University (Online Game) "Beastly Breakfast Blitz!"

Beware because this game is addicting!

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY students are waiting on YOU to serve them healthy breakfasts with milk as fast as you can in the new game, “Beastly Breakfast Blitz” (!

Fill every monster order before time runs out to move through new levels, and experience an entire week of breakfast in the MU cafeteria. You’ll need to be quick – these little monsters need to fuel up for scaring school with milk’s high-quality protein at breakfast!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 6/6

Space Warriors Blu-Ray combo pack - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

Puddle Jumper kids life jackets (2 winners) (6/7 @6am CST) - U.S. - La Jolla Mom *GT

NECTREESE Natural No Calorie Sweetener - U.S. - Three Different Directions *GT

Three Bottles of Bai 5-Calorie Antioxidant Infusions drinks - U.S. - Family Can B Fit *RC

Robby Ball ($32.95 value) and one Fridge Air Purifier ($29 value) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

RockHillCarving Heirloom (Etsy shop) Baby Spoon & Rattle - US/CAN - Natural Mom Reviews

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: "Quest For the Crystal Mickey" DVD - US/CAN - Fiddle Dee Me

Two dozen amazing Cookie Girl cookies, baked fresh and shipped in time for Father’s Day! - U.S. - Mom Meet Mom

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

$50 gift card to Heirbloom - U.S. - the little style file *RC

$25 See's Candy Gift Card - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews *RC

Sock Monkey Hat and Legwarmer Set from Cozy Cute Crochet Etsy shop - U.S. - BabyList Blog *RC

$25 GC to Pink Maternity - Luker Family Tales *RC

Choice of 1 Super Duper Inc. Magnetic or Conversation Games (See List of 4 on Blog Post) - U.S. - A Day in the Motherhood *PS

Action Baby Carrier - U.S. - Every Child Is a Blessing *RC

3-coupon pack for Luvs Super Absorbent Jumbo Pack - U.S. - More Crunchy Beach Mama *RC

P&G Prize Pack - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Momzelle $25 GC - US/CAN - Natural Mama *RC

The Last Ride on Blu-ray - CAN/US - Home of OHM *RC

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 6/5

Space Warriors Blu-Ray combo pack - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

Black Blousy Suit Top and Bottom from Albion Fit - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

HMDX Jam Bluetooth portable speaker in Blueberry (@7pm EST) - U.S. - Celebrity Teen Scoop

Pair of KONVINE Shoes (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Centsable Coupon Lady *GT

Sibu Beauty Prize Pack (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Centsable Coupon Lady *GT

Simply Organic Prize Pack (Simply Organic Southwest Taco Seasoning Mix, Simply Organic Zesty Spinach Greek Yogurt Dip Mix, Simply Organic Fajita Seasoning Mix, Simply Organic Mediterranean Herb Greek Yogurt Dip Mix, Simply Organic Southwest Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip Mix, Simply Organic Creamy Dill Dip Mix, Simply Organic Guacamole Dip Mix, Simply Organic Chipotle Black Bean Dip Mix, Red/Black Polka Dot Apron, Set of Red Appetizer Plates with Attached Dip Cups, Set of Black Polka Dot Treat Boxes, and a Set of Red Polka Dotted Paper Straws) - U.S. - Burnt Apple *PS

Sonia necklace ($38 ARV) and matching earrings ($12 ARV) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Tidy Books bookcase in winner's choice of color ($179 value) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

VeggieTales: The Little House That Stood DVD - U.S. - Kristie's Notes

Jabu’she Skin Care (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Angela's Analysis *GT

House Cleaning from Exec Cleaning (where available) - U.S. - Sweet Tight *GT

Lucky Bastard - book - U.S. - Just Short of Crazy *RC

Space Warrios Blu-Ray Combo pack - U.S. - Planet of the Apels *RC

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries: 

MyAllergyTest (at home allergy testing kit) - U.S. - Long Wait For Isabella *RC

Jam Stand 3-pack - U.S. -Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Skout Natural Foods Sampler Trailbar Box - U.S. - Creative Me *RC

John Paul Pet: Full Body & Paw Wipes - U.S. - Creative Me *RC

Bottle of Kids Natural Calm Multi - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Rejuvenate Your Skin Anti-Aging Pack (ARV $87) - US/CAN - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

HBL Volumizing System ($62.90 value) - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

Chicken Soup For the Soul: Angels Among Us - book - US/CAN - The Springmount 6 pack *GT

Red Baron’s Classic Crust Mexican Style Pizza (2 winners) - U.S. - Angela's Analysis *GT

Mariana Iranzi’s “Hola Hello” CD (3 winners) - U.S. - A Nation of Moms *RC

Graco TravelLite Crib (Mini Pack and Play) (One Easy Entry) - U.S. - Graco Blog

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 6/4

Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan DVD (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Day by Day in Our World *GT

$10 GC to - blareUP

Osmotics Micro Skin Peel Skin Resurfacing System ($86 value) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Pups on the Go Prize pack (for dogs and dog lovers) - U.S. - A Girl Travels

One Hour Handyman Services in San Antonio, TX - Adventures of 8 *GT

One bottle of NeoCell Arthropet - U.S. - The Second Thought *RC

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Wummelbox Craft Kit ($34.95 RV) - U.S. - Long Wait For Isabella *RC

KIDZ BOP Party Hits CD - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

Dance Academy: Season 1 and Season 2 on DVD - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

Bink & Gollie...and More stories about Friendship DVD - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

Udderly Smooth Prize Pack - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

Sky Bouncer toy - U.S. - She Saved *GT

Fly Wheels toy - U.S. - She Saved *GT

Gift Package from Ring Pops that will include Ring Pops, along with other goodies from the Ring Pop family of sweet (valued at $25) - U.S. - She Saved *GT

50 Teeccino Tea-bags - U.S. - Creative Me *RC

RW Garcia snacks - U.S. - Creative Me *RC

$50 GC to - Worldwide - Mama Dweeb *RC

One-year subscription (US $99.99 value) of Office 365 Home Premium - U.S. - Colorado Mountain Mom *RC

Monday, June 3, 2013

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 6/3

Package of 32 large rectangular Anywhere Labels from SafetyTat - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

PouchPop 4-pack - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum - book (3 winners) - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

Two boxes of Creamette Pasta, two Creamette Pasta recipe cards, a Colander, and a Casserole Baking Dish - U.S. - Making Time For Mommy

Home Sweet Home Acrylic Stamp Set - U.S. - Amanda's Love Manifested *RC

$25 GC to the Microsoft Store - U.S. - Forever Twenty Something *PT

Three month subscription to The Biggest Loser online community - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries: 

The Precious Princess Bible Doodle Book (2 winners) - U.S. - My Four Monkeys *GT

Thank You, God, for Puppies OR Thank You, God, for Kittens - book - U.S. - My Four Monkeys *GT

$50 GC to PC Fallon - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

$25 GC to Gymboree - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Weston Leather Men's Wallet from TreasuresWorldWide - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

Mombo Nursing Pillow (2 winners) (@10pm CST) - U.S. - momaroo *RC

Sunstar GUM EasyThread Floss - U.S. - Koupon Karen *GT

Zicam Nasal Gel (2 winners) - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Cut the Rope toys - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Set of 3 Pokemon toys - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Woolzies Dryer Balls - U.S. - The Blegen Bunch *RC

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Collect ALL 6 Collector's Bucks on Celebrating All Things Los Angeles, Monday 6/3

Swagbucks has a new set of Collector's Bills celebrating their hometown of Los Angeles! There are five bills, each depicting a different part of SoCal life, winnable through Search only! They're available starting at 12:01am on Monday, June 3rd and if you can get all five before Tuesday, June 11th, you'll get an automatic 10 Swag Buck Bonus! You can see which Bills you've won and which ones you still need by look at "Collector's Bills" in the My Swag Bucks area of your account.

If you haven't been searching and winning with Swagbucks you're missing out! I've used Swagbucks rewards and traded them in for Amazon gift codes, which I use to buy birthday and Christmas presents for my children - sign up by clicking here!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 6/2

$20 iTunes GC - U.S. - gaynycdad

$20 Starbucks Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

Pop Cap’s Mystery P.I.- "The Curious Case of Counterfeit Cove" PC Game - U.S. - gaynycdad

Tomy’s Chuggington: A StackTrack Repair n Go Set - U.S. - gaynycdad

Pokemon Figures & Poke Balls From Tomy - U.S. - gaynycdad

Cartoon Network’s Annoying Orange: The Complete First Season DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Dora the Explorer: Dora Rocks! DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Care Bears: Totally Sweet Adventures DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

$50 GC to - U.S. - Fashion and Cookies *RC

Jewelry Candle - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Three Coupons for Free LUVS Diapers - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews *RC

1.5 oz tube of cream and a t-shirt, courtesy of Noxicare - U.S. - The Second Thought *RC